Author Topic: The Good News / Bad News Thread  (Read 248950 times)

hellymedic

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2750 on: January 21, 2021, 10:38:55 pm »
Whatever, I think in these Covid times, passengers should be masked for the whole journey.

Giraffe

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2751 on: January 22, 2021, 09:02:55 am »
GN: Just had first vaccination for that modern lurgy thing that's so popular atm.
BN: Pfizer; at my age AZ would have been better. Now hoping for mild but noticeable reaction to show that the protest against bodies is working.
Just to make sure that I got there I walked nearly 5 miles (if the bus doesn't turn up...), then walked another 2 miles to Waitrose to buy goodies. The (Muslim) bus driver didn't seem to be impressed by my happylunch of ham sandwiches and port.
Suspect your necessary unmasking to consume concerned him more than what you ingested.
As I simply told him (we know each other and chat a bit - used to be more a year ago) then had lunch at home, unmasking wasn't necessary.
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ElyDave

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2752 on: January 22, 2021, 09:47:25 am »
Maybe he though a nice chianti would have been more appropriate?
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

nicknack

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2753 on: January 22, 2021, 09:48:26 am »
GN: Nothing happened yesterday or the day before that or the day before that, etc.

BN: Nothing happened yesterday or the day before that or the day before that, etc.

Hibernation would be a handy skill.
There's no vibrations, but wait.

Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2754 on: January 22, 2021, 11:11:46 am »
GN: It's a beautiful sunny day, not a contrail to be seen.
BN: SNO warning from 4pm until Sunday
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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2755 on: February 01, 2021, 08:38:21 am »
Heard Bob Jackson went bust

Also heard that Woodrup are taking over the famous name (Bob Jackson died last century) but not the physical premises which were in sad need of investment.

Good to know it won't become just a decal on a BSO.
Sic transit and all that..

Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2756 on: February 09, 2021, 06:05:47 pm »
GN:  I should be getting a shiny new laptop next week,  16G of ram instead of 4G in the current piece of crap.  Maybe now Teams calls won't lock my machine up half the time.


BN: Windows 10.  Wassat then ?   Better or worse than 7?



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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2757 on: February 09, 2021, 06:13:30 pm »
GN:  I should be getting a shiny new laptop next week,  16G of ram instead of 4G in the current piece of crap.  Maybe now Teams calls won't lock my machine up half the time.


BN: Windows 10.  Wassat then ?   Better or worse than 7?
G'luck with that. I'm still struggling with it a year on.
As in: Where the f*ck is everything?

Mr Larrington

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2758 on: February 09, 2021, 06:24:31 pm »
GN:  I should be getting a shiny new laptop next week,  16G of ram instead of 4G in the current piece of crap.  Maybe now Teams calls won't lock my machine up half the time.


BN: Windows 10.  Wassat then ?   Better or worse than 7?

Win 10:

Hurrah: less flaky than W7 :thumbsup:
Bah: Fisher-Price user interface  :sick:
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Kim

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2759 on: February 10, 2021, 12:34:41 am »
^ This.

My XP-era Windows knowledge is stretched to breaking point by where it's hidden things inna "O hai, I iz tablet nao" stylee.  But it performs surprisingly well and seems less Crashy McCrashface than 8 or The Versions That Shall Not Be Named.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Mr Larrington

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2760 on: February 10, 2021, 01:23:06 am »
Classic Shell is ur frend, assuming the Thought Police will let you install Stuffs.  Can't recall mine doing a proper crash at least since I replaced the moving picture card with one that actually fitted in the available space.

Updates still suck like a twin-turbocharged Henry though.
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barakta

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2761 on: February 10, 2021, 01:00:31 pm »
Classic Shell is ur frend, assuming the Thought Police will let you install Stuffs.  Can't recall mine doing a proper crash at least since I replaced the moving picture card with one that actually fitted in the available space.

Updates still suck like a twin-turbocharged Henry though.

Does that give windows a proper edging? Cos if so. I'm tempted to put in a helldesk request for installation privs cos the lack of window edges does my vision in.

Kim

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2762 on: February 10, 2021, 01:24:38 pm »
Classic Shell is ur frend, assuming the Thought Police will let you install Stuffs.  Can't recall mine doing a proper crash at least since I replaced the moving picture card with one that actually fitted in the available space.

Updates still suck like a twin-turbocharged Henry though.

Does that give windows a proper edging? Cos if so. I'm tempted to put in a helldesk request for installation privs cos the lack of window edges does my vision in.

Probably worth a suck-it-and-see on your personal Windows box, at least?
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2763 on: February 13, 2021, 12:48:08 pm »
GN:   My new laptop has been delivered....


BN: to the post office,  which means I've got to put my woolly jumper on & venture out into the cold.   Bloody parcelfarce. 
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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2764 on: February 15, 2021, 02:03:21 pm »
GN: It's here.


BN: The video output is this new fangled HDMI & they didn't include a cable.  I think there was one included with my monitor,  but I've not a clue where it is.  Rummaging or shopping ?
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woollypigs

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2765 on: February 15, 2021, 02:07:12 pm »
Well shopping always helps you finding it :)
Current mood: AARRRGGGGHHHHH !!! #bollockstobrexit

Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2766 on: February 18, 2021, 03:28:32 pm »
GN: I’ve bought at ‘95 Kona cinder cone.  8)

BN: A shoulder injury is keeping me from being able to actually ride it, or any other of my bikes.
Don't ask.

andytheflyer

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2767 on: February 19, 2021, 08:57:37 am »
Confused me there Luke. Where I come from (the geological world) cinder cones are piles of once-very hot rocks that sit on the sides of volcanoes.  Why would you want to ride it?  I am not understanding..........

PaulF

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2768 on: February 19, 2021, 11:17:07 am »
Confused me there Luke. Where I come from (the geological world) cinder cones are piles of once-very hot rocks that sit on the sides of volcanoes.  Why would you want to ride it?  I am not understanding..........

Think he means one of these

Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2769 on: February 19, 2021, 11:35:38 am »
Kona have had a thing for naming some of their bikes on a volcanic theme - Cinder Cone, Lava Dome, Fire Mountain, Kilauea...
He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And if you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss also gazes into you.

Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2770 on: February 19, 2021, 12:06:05 pm »
When I bought my Marin Muirwoods in 1998 I really wished that I could have got a Konami at the time but I simply couldn't get my hands on one.

Beautiful bikes.  Never owned one but really wanted one.

andytheflyer

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2771 on: February 19, 2021, 02:47:09 pm »
Kona have had a thing for naming some of their bikes on a volcanic theme - Cinder Cone, Lava Dome, Fire Mountain, Kilauea...
Ah!  Thx.  New one on me.

Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2772 on: February 21, 2021, 05:57:01 pm »
GN: the magnum of Puy de Lignac 2004 is still just about drinkable.
BN: there are only 2 of us to drink it.
GN: it makes superb gravy to go with the steak.
GN: every sip of it reminds me of drinking cheap rough red wine in a small restaurant serving only duck on warm sunny evenings with my father in the Medoc. Wandering home down the road I. The dark with my wife and two sons feeling very merry.
BN: the restaurant is now closed and a ruin, my father is 10 years dead but the memories remain.