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Cudzoziemiec

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The geeky website appreciation society
« on: February 10, 2019, 04:23:27 pm »
Prompted by The Telegraph Pole Appreciation Society. I commend the term "mundanitude" to this forum. "Mundanity" is far too exciting a word!
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Re: The geeky website appreciation society
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2019, 04:52:08 pm »
You are Arnold Rimmer and ICMFP.

Is that a 350 or 500 Matchless? 1955-ish.  ;D

Re: The geeky website appreciation society
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2019, 05:10:31 pm »
Isn’t it a bit earlier than that, being a bobber, maybe 1950?
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: The geeky website appreciation society
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2019, 05:28:55 pm »
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4, 5. A road that has been truncated by the '70s-built A361 North Devon link road at Knowstone Inner Moor. The road once connected Knowstone to Rackenford and since abandonment the poles have been left, wires attached to insulators. The poles are on a very exposed site and some are leaning with the prevailing wind. The bike is a Matchless G80 500 from 1948. OS 181.836218

You are Arnold Rimmer and ICMFP.
I had to google Arnold Rimmer. I'll tell you later (it's disappointing, but there's other geeky material in the story).
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: The geeky website appreciation society
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2019, 05:30:41 pm »
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« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2019, 06:31:07 pm »

Re: The geeky website appreciation society
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2019, 07:20:37 pm »
https://www.dullmensclub.com/airport-luggage-carousel-table-of-contents/

Details whether airport baggage carousels go clockwise or anticlockwise.
Never tell me the odds.

Re: The geeky website appreciation society
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2019, 07:26:52 pm »
https://gridwatch.templar.co.uk/

 I think this  is rather cool esp. the virtual meters and pen charts #geek#

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: The geeky website appreciation society
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2019, 07:59:22 pm »
https://www.dullmensclub.com/airport-luggage-carousel-table-of-contents/

Details whether airport baggage carousels go clockwise or anticlockwise.
It depends whether you're in the northern or southern hemisphere, obviously. If the airport is right on the equator, your luggage will sink straight down to the centre of the earth and never be seen again.
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Re: The geeky website appreciation society
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2019, 08:46:05 pm »
At Glasgow, I've seen individual bottles of toiletries appear on the belt.  It must be like The Fly, where some stuff accidentally gets turned inside out.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: The geeky website appreciation society
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2019, 09:26:03 pm »
When people talk about The Fly it always makes me think of a completely different film, by Irvine Welsh, in which someone is changed into a fly. A few seconds with Prof Google tells me the film was called The Acid House and that particular story (out of three in the film) was The Granton Star Cause, but more interestingly it includes one of our esteemed forumites:
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"The Granton Star Cause": A comedy, in which Boab is having a very bad day indeed. His parents throw him out so they can indulge in sado-masochism and he is sacked from his job, dumped by his girlfriend and dropped from his football team. It has elements of Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis. One of the characters is a pitiless and profane God, who transforms him into a fly as punishment for wasting his life. Named after an Edinburgh housing district, "The Granton Star Cause" was filmed on location in the area as well as nearby West Pilton, including Ferry Road Drive.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Acid_House_(film)

!!!
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Re: The geeky website appreciation society
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2019, 09:45:56 pm »
I like the telegraph pole appreciation society. It’s something I’ve discussed at length with former colleagues. I could tell ales of telegraph poles I have know and loved.
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Re: The geeky website appreciation society
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2019, 09:59:36 pm »
I like the telegraph pole appreciation society. It’s something I’ve discussed at length with former colleagues. I could tell ales of telegraph poles I have know and loved.

OK, speaking to beer is just plain weird  :P

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« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2019, 10:12:26 pm »
I like the telegraph pole appreciation society. It’s something I’ve discussed at length with former colleagues. I could tell ales of telegraph poles I have know and loved.

OK, speaking to beer is just plain weird  :P
that depends n how much you’ve already consumed.  ;D ;D
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: The geeky website appreciation society
« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2019, 10:23:57 pm »
Well it's no surprise: https://engagemba.msb.edu/organization/beer-appreciation-society-bas
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Association of MBA students, faculty, and alumni dedicated to broadening the community of beer enthusiasts at McDonough School of Business and to forging strong bonds among members of all backgrounds and professional aspirations.
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Re: The geeky website appreciation society
« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2019, 10:24:54 pm »
Oh, and one for your further appreciation

Www.lightstraw.co.uk

(sadly from memory :facepalm:)
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: The geeky website appreciation society
« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2019, 10:30:38 pm »
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A celebration of faded memories, obsolete technologies,
Probably applies to everything in this thread!
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: The geeky website appreciation society
« Reply #17 on: February 12, 2019, 02:54:49 pm »
My *secret sources* have informed me of this: http://tx.mb21.co.uk/gallery/ which is so geeky it has to hide behind that cryptic url. It's a website of.... well, go on and click if you want to find out, it's all harmless (probably) and safe for work etc.
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Kim

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Re: The geeky website appreciation society
« Reply #18 on: February 12, 2019, 03:03:57 pm »
My *secret sources* have informed me of this: http://tx.mb21.co.uk/gallery/ which is so geeky it has to hide behind that cryptic url. It's a website of.... well, go on and click if you want to find out, it's all harmless (probably) and safe for work etc.

Should I confess to recognising the domain?

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Re: The geeky website appreciation society
« Reply #19 on: February 12, 2019, 03:12:07 pm »
And I was going to be so busy this afternoon...
VELOMANCER

Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: The geeky website appreciation society
« Reply #20 on: February 12, 2019, 03:47:51 pm »
My *secret sources* have informed me of this: http://tx.mb21.co.uk/gallery/ which is so geeky it has to hide behind that cryptic url. It's a website of.... well, go on and click if you want to find out, it's all harmless (probably) and safe for work etc.

Should I confess to recognising the domain?

Anyone who hasn't read the "Tales From a Cold Field" series is missing a treat.
Anyone who is even vaguely acquainted with you would be completely unsurprised.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: The geeky website appreciation society
« Reply #21 on: February 12, 2019, 05:45:37 pm »
Anyone who hasn't read the "Tales From a Cold Field" series is missing a treat.
This one: http://tx.mb21.co.uk/features/coldfield/06.shtml must have been written by or for YACF...
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Re: The geeky website appreciation society
« Reply #22 on: February 26, 2019, 11:03:14 pm »
I worked for the IBA and descendant private companies in the 80's and 90's. Our transmitters were only a bit more modern. Tuning Klystrons at 25 Kw of RF power..Taking the back panels off and turning off the lights to see what was flashing over. 20kV 100kW power supplies go bang spectacularly...ah..memories..

Re: The geeky website appreciation society
« Reply #23 on: February 27, 2019, 07:48:32 am »
Speaking of the IBA reminds me of a family my sister used to babysit for in the 70s. He was an exec for the IBA in Yorkshire, having originally been employed in THAT LONDON. Of course, in the 70s, Yorkshire was in the DARK NORTH and thus, apparently, somewhat lacking in civilisation. In recognition of this fact, as part of his renumeration he received a hardship allowance.
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Re: The geeky website appreciation society
« Reply #24 on: February 27, 2019, 01:24:18 pm »
This is rather old, and doesn't seem to be as funny as when I saw it the first time:
https://www.waterfall2006.com/