Author Topic: A random thread for small things that don't really warrant a thread of their own  (Read 1620608 times)

Kim

  • Timelord
The power glitched.  Some stuff rebooted.  Something else made a noise like a lemming.  And every burglar alarm in Silly Oak went off at once.

Shortly afterwards, three BloodyStudents emerged from the house across the road (of 'can I borrow your iron?' fame), bleary-eyed and in just their pants, to wonder what was going on.  They'll learn...   ;D
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

The power glitched.  Some stuff rebooted.  Something else made a noise like a lemming.  And every burglar alarm in Silly Oak went off at once.

Shortly afterwards, three BloodyStudents emerged from the house across the road (of 'can I borrow your iron?' fame), bleary-eyed and in just their pants, to wonder what was going on.  They'll learn...   ;D
This is too obtuse for me to fathom it out.
You're going to have to elaborate in detail.

The power glitched.  Some stuff rebooted.  Something else made a noise like a lemming.  And every burglar alarm in Silly Oak went off at once.

Shortly afterwards, three BloodyStudents emerged from the house across the road (of 'can I borrow your iron?' fame), bleary-eyed and in just their pants, to wonder what was going on.  They'll learn...   ;D

A couple of weekends ago the DNO (distribution network operator) did a switch change over on a Sunday. The power glitched and 20 water treatment and pumping sites shutdown in an area from Maidenhead to Petersfield. I don't know about the other companies supplied by the same power network. The oncall operators and the volunteers who came in to help out minted it in overtime as they went to each of the sites to reset and restart them. Some pumping stations are a 30s visit to press the reset, but the WTW need 1-2 hours of monitoring to ensure the water is properly safe to go into supply.

Kim

  • Timelord
The power glitched.  Some stuff rebooted.  Something else made a noise like a lemming.  And every burglar alarm in Silly Oak went off at once.

Shortly afterwards, three BloodyStudents emerged from the house across the road (of 'can I borrow your iron?' fame), bleary-eyed and in just their pants, to wonder what was going on.  They'll learn...   ;D
This is too obtuse for me to fathom it out.
You're going to have to elaborate in detail.

Silly Oak is full of empty houses with un-monitored alarm systems.  We all know what burglar alarms do when the power fails.  Apart, it seems, from the students who recently moved into the house across the road, who were obviously sleeping off a hard night of revelling when someone at Western Power Distribution working on the HV network supplying Birmingham experienced a Learning Opportunity.  First thing in the afternoon!
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

tiermat

  • According to Jane, I'm a Unisex SpaceAdmin
For the sheer lolz both myself and Mrs T occasionally look at the local Facebook marketplace.

The latest item of note obviously has a story behind it....

An alarm clock with built-in camera. Description said "I never got to use it". There is a story in there, just wish I knew what it was!
I feel like Captain Kirk, on a brand new planet every day, a little like King Kong on top of the Empire State

Cudzoziemiec

  • Eating all the pies and drinking all the tea.
Days become simply the spaces between dreams, spaces between the shifting floors of time...


Disappointing lack of video to accompany this splodey story.
https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/moment-ww2-bomb-detonated-beach-4360057
Bomb disposal squad?  I call fake news.

That's just the latest way of disposing of dog turds left in the sand.
<i>Marmite slave</i>

Sublime TV moment of the day on BBC1's Pointless. Question was people who changed their job in 2017.
 First female commander of the Met police, initials CD.
Contestant: Caressa Dick

nicknack

  • Hornblower
Sublime TV moment of the day on BBC1's Pointless. Question was people who changed their job in 2017.
 First female commander of the Met police, initials CD.
Contestant: Caressa Dick
;D
Cruella Deville?
There's no vibrations, but wait.

T42

  • Old fool in a hurry
Sublime TV moment of the day on BBC1's Pointless. Question was people who changed their job in 2017.
 First female commander of the Met police, initials CD.
Contestant: Caressa Dick
;D
Cruella Deville?

Or Cruella DeVos?
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.



That's... That's not where Newhaven is...

I think.
Miles cycled 2014 = 3551.5 (Target 7300 :()
Miles cycled 2013 = 6141.4
Miles cycled 2012 = 4038.1


Disappointing lack of video to accompany this splodey story.
https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/moment-ww2-bomb-detonated-beach-4360057
Bomb disposal squad?  I call fake news.
That's just the latest way of disposing of dog turds left in the sand.
This one has background to the story, video, and a surprising turn at the end:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ax7kENH-A7s
something a bit larger than dog droppings, too.