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Old 11th Oct 2003, 01:14
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...........Or Old Peculiar
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Old 11th Oct 2003, 01:25
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Count me in lads, I'll have a pint of Abbot Ale...

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Old 11th Oct 2003, 01:31
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Looks like a good prog BBC2 tonight, Grumpy old men.
One approves, time our voice was heard.

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Old 11th Oct 2003, 01:41
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My local off-licence is called the "Hop Inn".

I'm going to pay them a visit right now, to see what nice beers they offer.

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Old 11th Oct 2003, 04:04
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Heard about a new cult today. Modders.

These folk modify their pooters to bizarre levels. Water-cooled heat sinks for seriously over clocked processors, graphics cards and Northbridge chipsets. Cable braiding that glows under UV light that beams from yer specially modded black mirror finish case.

A mod used to be a cheery fellow that congregated on Brighton Pier with his trusty Lambretta and Parker to keep out the chill.

Now - all sorts of folk are usurping the title.
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Old 11th Oct 2003, 04:46
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Overclockers are not a new cult,we been around since 486 days.
Heres a pickie of the Draper super puter,looks a tad minimalist but it is very very swift, air cooled as you will note.


http://groups.msn.com/LatinFlyersAir...to&PhotoID=306


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Old 11th Oct 2003, 04:49
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I used to spend most PPRuNeing time in 'Computers / Internet Issues' as I know a bit about wot goes on inside the beige box.

Now I'm always in here talking sh**e.
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Old 11th Oct 2003, 05:08
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My God One is not alone, there are more of use,everything they are saying is true,one loves being a grump, from now on one is not going to hide it, one is going to face the world unashed and be grumpy quite openly.
One has always liked Will Self, but thingy Geldof one has always suspected of the sin of luvviness, but ones mind has been changed old Bob is ok with Drapes now.




PS, what they are saying is quite true, the young should be put to sleep when they are five years old and woken up when they reach forty.

Tee hee, best prog thats been on for years.

Ich bin ein Grump!!

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Old 11th Oct 2003, 05:20
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Petard Ms Desk?
Thank you Mr. Duckbutt
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Old 11th Oct 2003, 07:02
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Does Drapes, ever - ever sleep.
Over the thread, a watch he'll keep
For us them, and to you.
Sir Drapes the Knight
who destroyed the Woo.
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Old 11th Oct 2003, 16:48
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The programme was uncanny, Mr Draper - just like reading PPRuNe!

Hasn't put me off Bill Nighy though. He can come and moan in my ear any time he wants...
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Old 11th Oct 2003, 19:38
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Lovely bright sunny morning here, parcel arrived I had started to get worried about, got a nice steak for me dins, ****!!hardly a auspicious start to me new career as a full time grump is it?.
Oh yes, one thing, how come the Royal mail can deliver a parcel at 745 am, causing punters to rush about seeking clothing suitable to answer the door in, but seemingly cannot deliver the normal post before 2pm, when normal people are suitably dressed and it is not necessary to answer the door anyway, that is, if you have a letter box .
What the **** is the world coming too?.



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Old 12th Oct 2003, 01:43
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[v meldrew]Yup - those delivery men are odd aren't they? It takes me 20 seconds to get to my front door from the furthest corner of the house. When I get there, some of them are already driving off, having left a card saying "sorry you weren't in". The card must be written out in advance as there wouldn't have been time to do that and get back to the van.

The presumption seems to be that you won't be in, therefore they won't wait to see if you answer the door. I suppose the logical next step will be not to get out of the van; and the next, to not even bother driving the van around. A huge cost saving available there surely?

Also - how do they know the precise moment that you park your arse on the toilet seat?[/v meldrew]

Grumpy or what?

PS: I can only admire the rather bohemian approach to housing a PC Mr Draper. I thought I was bad with me bits dangling all over the place.

PPS: RRBATPSOI: On a Monday evening you can obtain a very nice pint of Guinness for the bargain price of 1.30 at the Weatherspoon pub near the main library in the centre of Birmingham.
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Old 12th Oct 2003, 02:04
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One is quite within one's rights to be a grump today. A short flight in one's flying machine and every bug in NE UK has splattered itself over the leading edges and cowlings. Looks as though one has hit a cow at great speed. The machine is now pink, black and yellow. It is registered white with fetching thin trim stripes.

Tomorrow will be a janatorial effort and one is not used to effort.

I was comforted by Mr Geldorf's comments on school plays/musicals. I have tried to think the best of this activity. One's child is doing its utmost - but if I have listened to the Wizard of Oz sung in E Flat Major and all other variations - once - I have heard it a dozen times. It is not easy. I appreciate his grumpiness in this area of human endeavour.

Bless 'em.
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Old 12th Oct 2003, 02:07
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A Jet Provost flew over Draper Towers today,twas in the horrible RAF trainer colour scheme,I thunk they has done away with them.?
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Old 12th Oct 2003, 02:36
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JP was probably being flown by Capin' Lister from Newcastle. Wonderful plane - variable noise - constant thrust.

Available for outings and picnics.
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Old 12th Oct 2003, 03:01
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Today one placed the net over the ornemental pond. This is stop the leaves falling in and decaying.
I also picked tomatoes.
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Old 12th Oct 2003, 19:14
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Where is The Sunday Draper

All the best stuff is not in sabbaths newspapers.

Ooh I hate the extra bits that come with the paper. What a waste of glossy inks and paper.
I am definately a grumpy old man.
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Old 12th Oct 2003, 19:41
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Used to get the Observer on a Sunday, saved me money it did, it took me all week to read the fecker, so I didn't have to buy a paper thru the week.

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Old 13th Oct 2003, 07:03
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That's interesting - it was a Sunday when six of the seven dwarves woke up feeling grumpy. Grumpy was really upset about that.

RRBATPSOI: Rippingales Cycles, of Dellfield Parade, Uxbridge, does not repair bicycles. The proprietor is truly the Basil Fawlty of the bicycle world. If you live near there, do drop in and wind him up by asking him to work on your bike. It's great fun...
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