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Old 18th Feb 2016, 14:58
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Brighton? practically in the tropics that be.
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Old 18th Feb 2016, 15:13
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Steamy and exotic, maybe
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Old 18th Feb 2016, 15:51
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I can see Mont Ventoux has a white hat on
Any lennies yet? Some of the best wave flying in the world around those parts flying out of Gap and Sisteron.
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Old 18th Feb 2016, 18:02
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One of the M class I believe, they were not a great success.
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Old 18th Feb 2016, 19:21
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I want to vent my spleen about passwords.

Today I ventured to the Toon on the 'bus (which has WiFi).

Feeling the urge to check my emails (on the return journey), I tried in vain to log-in.
Every so often I am demanded that I must choose a new password - and it cannot be any of the ones that I have used previously!
Added to that, the WiFi was intermittent and, after half an hour (with 'outages' due to driving down leafy lanes with high banks either side) I gave up and read the free newspaper instead.
I want a simple, easy to remember password that I can alter to appease the that insists that it has to be at least ten characters long, have upper case and lower case and numericals and not be one of the thousand that I have already used
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Old 18th Feb 2016, 19:41
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Old 18th Feb 2016, 20:00
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Something that utilises the date - e.g. 2016-Feb-18 ?
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Old 18th Feb 2016, 20:10
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I have just checked my (secret) location which has the latest version of my password, and it is still valid (except it wouldn't work on the bus WiFi).

B45t4rd5!
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Old 18th Feb 2016, 21:18
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I have a password formula which is infallible and unbreakable, unless I told you what it was, in which case it would become both fallible and breakable.

As for buses, trains, waiting rooms etc, I either look out of the window at the passing scenery or chill out and surf the nether recesses of my brain, while I still have one.
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Old 19th Feb 2016, 05:54
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Originally Posted by larssnowpharter View Post
Any lennies yet? Some of the best wave flying in the world around those parts flying out of Gap and Sisteron.
Not sure if Ventoux is suitable for that. There is a good chance of bumping into the aluminium leaving and arriving at Marseille!
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Old 19th Feb 2016, 06:31
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...........want a simple, easy to remember password that I can alter to appease the that insists that it has to be at least ten characters long, have upper case and lower case and numericals and not be one of the thousand that I have already used..........
If I were to start again I'd use a totally different system, mine has Just Growed, Like Topsy, i.e. I keep thinking of better and better systems, so now I can't remember any of them, and have a 12 page A.4 file of Usernames and Passwords, ( does anyone NOT write them down ? ) but I need a suitable filing system now to locate the ones I want i.e. I can't remember the names of the services to which I have assigned various passwords.

If I could turn the clock back I'd use something relative to my youth, like the name my parents called their first house, start with a Capital and turn e's and s's and i's into 3's and 5's and 1's - then just increase each by 1 digit each time I needed a new password - trouble is I'd forget how far I'd got !

One Yoof I was speaking to had the benefit of his parents difficulties, and had created a memorable Master password of Capitals, numerals, funny symbols etc. that he used every time, them just added something at the end that had relevance, like "bank" "car" "school" etc. Trouble is some sites only allow a maximum number of characters, which makes his system sometimes unuseable.

I keep the same password for my bank, just start with my age, which I change every birthday.
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Old 19th Feb 2016, 07:09
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Morning peeps,blue sky and sunshine at large here.
Bit of gravel on the road up yonder North of the wall.
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Old 19th Feb 2016, 07:52
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Good morning.
Sun's up. Temperature's down.

A good time had at the Beer Festival.
Sadly it was the last National one to be held in the Roundhouse at Derby.
Next year it moves to Norwich.
I got chatting to a fellow who had come all the way down from Auchtermuchty for a pint or two. Cost him 189 on the train.
He could have had an equally good time in Edinburgh for that and had change for a fish supper.

It's FRIDAY by the way
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Old 19th Feb 2016, 10:08
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This is interesting, think I might have posted it before though.
Town Moor Explosion - 17th December 1867
From: Historical Register of Remarkable Events, Vol IV
by T.Fordyce (Newcastle, 1876)
Transcribed by Chris Morgan.

December 17.-A frightful and lamentable accident took place on the Town Moor, Newcastle-on-Tyne, whereby eight persons lost their lives, viz. Mr. John Mawson, Sheriff of the town; Mr Thomas Bryson, Town Surveyor; P.C. Donald Pain; James Shotton, employed by Mr. Turnbull, White Swan Yard; Thomas Appleby, son of Mr. Appleby, Carliol Street, employed at Mr. Mr. George Hudson's, provision merchant, Cloth Market; George Smith Stonehouse, a youth, son of Mr. Christopher Stonehouse, clock maker, Bath Row; Samuel Bell Wadley, son of Mr. Charles Wadley, hat manufacturer, Heywood's Court, and residing at 47 Villa Place; a man, aged about 40, and about 5 feet 6 inches in height, name unknown.

A coroner's inquest was held on the body of Mr. Mawson, the sheriff; he having had the principal directions in the proceedings. The following gentlemen were sworn on the jury by the coroner of the borough, J. T. Hoyle, Esq; Mr J. M Tilley (foreman), Mr. Owen, Mr. W. Guthrie, Mr. W, Brown, Mr. R. Charlton, Mr. J. Redshaw, Mr. J. O. Sturgeon, Mr. W. Hepple, Mr. P. Cuthbertson, Mr. J. Wheatley, Mr. T. McKay and Mr J. Robinson. The Mayor, the Town Clerk, the Under Sheriff (Mr S. Daglish), Dr. White, Mr. Cockroft (Coroner for South Northumberland), the Rev. H, W. Wright, Dr. Bolton, Mr. R. G. Green, Mr. Councillor Dickinson, Mr. Spark, Mr. Tennant, and others were present.

From the evidence brought out at the inquest, it appeared that a considerable quantity of a very dangerous material, which, on examination, proved to be nitro-glycerine (for blasting purposes in mines, &c.), was stored in a cellar at the White Swan Yard, Cloth Market. On examining the cellar, the police found eight tins. After conferring with the magistrates and Town Clerk, it was ordered to be removed out of the town or destroyed. Not being able to induce the Railway Company to carry it, it was decided to destroy it by removing it to the Town Moor, and emptying it into the earth at a part of the Moor where there was a subsidence in the ground, caused by the workings of the Spital Tongues Colliery.

The Sheriff and Mr. Bryson determined to accompany the material to its destination, and see it destroyed. When on their way to the Moor, Mr. Mawson thought it desirable to examine one or two of the cases, for the purpose of ascertaining what kind of instruments would be required for opening them. While this was being done a number of people congregated round the cart which was conveying the material, and afterwards accompanied it to the Moor. On arriving at the spot on the Moor, which is a little to the west of the Cholera Hospital, there were eight canisters in baskets, and one without a covering of that kind, taken from the cart and placed upon the turf; and, by direction of the Town Surveyor and the Sheriff, the cartman, the labourer, Sub Inspector Wallace, and P.C. 34 A. Donald Bain (who had also been sent on this duty), proceeded to draw the corks.

Mr. Bryson drew several of the corks, a pricker being used for the purpose. They emptied the liquid of the whole nine into the subsidence of the earth, and after this was done they found that three of the canisters still felt weighty. The Sheriff thereupon ordered the men to take off the ends, which was done by means of a shovel, when it was found that a portion of the contents had crystallised, and were adhering to the tin. The Sheriff expressed a desire to obtain a piece of the crystallised material, and asked for a piece of paper, but what followed is not known. He said, however, "Bring them away and we will bury them on the other hill," referring to a hill a little further from where they put the liquid material. He also gave directions to Sub-Inspector Wallace to place some soil over the spot into which they had poured the liquid.

Wallace immediately engaged himself in this occupation, and Bain, Shotton, Appleby, the Sheriff, and the Town Surveyor, went away to the hill with the three canisters containing the crystallised nitro-glycerine, for the purpose of burying it. What occurred here is unknown, and probably never will be. The Sub-Inspector had got his task completed, and was about leaving to join the others, when a dreadful explosion took place. Wallace felt the earth shake, and at the same time saw fragments f clothing and other articles flying high up in the air. Though so near to the scene of the explosion, he was happily uninjured himself, his escape being accounted for by the fact that the bank was between him and the explosion.

He immediately proceeded to the spot, and, on the west side of the hill, where the explosion took place, found a portion of the body of P.C. Bain dreadfully mutilated and shattered - the other portions of the body, horrible to relate, being blown away. On the south side of the hill was also a body frightfully mutilated: this was the body of the cartman, Thomas Appleby; and, near at hand, was the body of Shotton, the labourer, also mutilated. In a hole of the ground, immediately above, was a boy alive, but greatly injured: this was the son of Mr. Wadley, living in Villa Place, The body of another man, unknown, was also found. Mr, Bryson, severely injured, was lying on the side of the bank to the eastward; and immediately on the top of the bank was Mr. Mawson, who was also much injured. Wallace raised Mr. Bryson, but he was unable to speak. Mr. Mawson was able to raise himself up, and sat upon the grass. Wallace, seeing nothing could be done by himself to aid the unfortunate sufferers, promptly got into the cab which had brought Mr. Mawson and Mr. Bryson up, and which was waiting some distance off, and drove into the town in order to procure medical aid.

Roxburgh, the cabman, when left by Mr. Mawson and Mr. Bryson, was told to remain a few minutes. After waiting for a time, his horses began to get cold and weary, and he got upon the box and drove them about a little. His attention was thus drawn away from what was going on amongst the others. In a short time, however, the explosion took place. The force of it blew him off his seat on to the horses, and also broke the windows of the cab, though he was at least one hundred yards from the spot. On looking round, he saw clothes and one of the canisters flying in the air. He drove Sub-Inspector Wallace rapidly down into the town, and Wallace gave information of the occurrence to Mr. Joseph Fife and Dr. Heath, who immediately proceeded to the scene of the disaster.

It was singularly fortunate that, at the moment of the catastrophe, Mr. Walpole, one of the resident surgeons at the Infirmary, was walking upon the Moor, at no great distance from where the explosion took place. Dust, stones, fragments of clothing, and other things suddenly surrounded him. Three hundred yards or so from the spot where the proceedings had been going on, he found the foot of a human being - presumably that of poor Bain; and shreds of clothing, human flesh, and other matter lay scattered about. Mr. Walpole hurried forward, and discovered Mr. Bryson - a ghastly spectacle - lying in one of the excavations.

After those about had recovered their senses, it was proposed that, as Mr. Bryson to all appearance was dead, it would be as well to leave him in the adjoining hospital. Mr. Walpole, however, persevered, administered stimulants, and upon his suggestion, the cart which had brought the destructive material to the ground was made a means of conveying those injured to the Infirmary. They were Mr. Bryson, Town Surveyor; Mr. Mawson, the Sheriff of Newcastle; and Samuel Wadley, a boy who had been a spectator. The boy Wadley died about two hours after being admitted into the Infirmary. Mr. Mawson and Mr. Bryson both died the following night.

The jury returned the following verdict:- "That death has been caused by the explosion of nitro-glycerine accidentally; and the jury are unanimously of opinion that the law in reference to the storing of nitro-glycerine has been grossly violated in this case."
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Old 19th Feb 2016, 12:38
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Firearms dealer guilty in James Arnold Wyverstone gun hoard case.

Biggest UK weapons stash revealed by Suffolk Police.
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Old 19th Feb 2016, 14:34
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Good day all. Still sunny here but a few showers predicted this afternoon. Cough and snuffles still keeping me awake. Not long now and back in my own bed.
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Old 19th Feb 2016, 15:34
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I can never remember whether my passwords start with upper or lower case.
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Old 19th Feb 2016, 15:52
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By the time I try half the variations of the password system I have had to use (cause they all change at different frequencies.....) I've locked whichever ferquin account I'm trying to get into & have to go through the Mother's maiden name loop again.


Is this going to shape up as this century's ulcer / heart attack causing frustration?
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Old 19th Feb 2016, 15:59
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I only need to remember one password. All the others are kept in a secret document out there in the cloud. Copy & paste works every time - and avoids mistpyis
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Old 19th Feb 2016, 21:23
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I am worried about myself. I am morbidly interested in stories about mutilated body parts being strewn about wide areas of the urban townscape of my youth
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