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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11375 on: August 27, 2019, 06:32:18 pm »
Really curious as to how it learns vocab because in a couple of sentences it's inserted a random and completely spurious "fuck".
At some point in the ride, you might find yourself in Osaka with Spanish speakers where you had expected Edinburgh talking Greek. This does not mean you are lost, or even off route.

TheLurker

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11376 on: August 27, 2019, 08:30:10 pm »
Really curious as to how it learns vocab because in a couple of sentences it's inserted a random and completely spurious "fuck".
Probably does part-time work in IT with a programmer using a Microsoft product.
Τα πιο όμορφα ταξίδια γίνονται με τις δικές μας δυνάμεις - Φίλοι του Ποδήλατου

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11377 on: August 27, 2019, 10:43:03 pm »
"Last court hearing" comes out as "law school earrings".  ;D
At some point in the ride, you might find yourself in Osaka with Spanish speakers where you had expected Edinburgh talking Greek. This does not mean you are lost, or even off route.

Kim

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11378 on: August 27, 2019, 10:52:27 pm »
"law school earrings"

Google image search doesn't disappoint...   :D
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11379 on: August 27, 2019, 11:02:24 pm »
"law school earrings"

Google image search doesn't disappoint...   :D
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Mama has saved that she is, he is happy to go out of borough to do activities with our Kim. Um, I've given her the go ahead to look around. Well these activities that will serve us well. Kim Stand up, brother Andrew came about so far and she has no comeback to me as, as the edge, um, with what else he wants to do.
Suffice to say there is a person but he (cos it is a he) isn't called Kim and his brother's name isn't even mentioned.
At some point in the ride, you might find yourself in Osaka with Spanish speakers where you had expected Edinburgh talking Greek. This does not mean you are lost, or even off route.

ElyDave

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11380 on: August 28, 2019, 05:50:45 am »
Maybe Brother Andrew is providing spiritual support
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

T42

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11381 on: August 28, 2019, 08:07:33 am »
Really curious as to how it learns vocab because in a couple of sentences it's inserted a random and completely spurious "fuck".
Probably does part-time work in IT with a programmer using a Microsoft product.

There was a time when MS Word's spelling-checker would flag a misspelt 'fuck' but wouldn't suggest the correct spelling.

Firefox's, OTOH, flags 'fuck' because of the quotes and suggests that it should be 'fuckwad'.

Ain't that what they call language in evolution?
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11382 on: August 28, 2019, 09:16:45 am »
Maybe Brother Andrew is providing spiritual support
Whisky, gin or brandy?
At some point in the ride, you might find yourself in Osaka with Spanish speakers where you had expected Edinburgh talking Greek. This does not mean you are lost, or even off route.

ElyDave

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11383 on: August 28, 2019, 09:30:46 am »
Yes please!
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11384 on: August 28, 2019, 12:38:50 pm »
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I'm not from us. I don't exist.
If only!
("Not from us, I don't think.")
At some point in the ride, you might find yourself in Osaka with Spanish speakers where you had expected Edinburgh talking Greek. This does not mean you are lost, or even off route.

Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11385 on: August 29, 2019, 02:56:13 am »
That moment when you suddenly feel the weight of your head pressing your face into the pillow and you realise that you haven’t gone to sleep yet. You know that from now on sleep will evade you as you try and get to empty your mind of everything. Yeah that.  :(
Sorting my life out, one shed at a time.

Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11386 on: August 29, 2019, 04:00:10 am »
You are not alone

Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11387 on: August 29, 2019, 04:16:31 am »
In resisting the urge to go and make tea.
I’m going to feel like shit when Sarah decides its time for me to get up.
Sorting my life out, one shed at a time.

ElyDave

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11388 on: August 29, 2019, 06:57:52 am »
Yes, sleep has been very difficult over the last few days, to the tent that I'm actually looking forward to Indonesia next week, for the air con.
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

T42

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11389 on: August 29, 2019, 08:21:03 am »
Some wretched child in the neighbourhood is playing a shoot-em-up video game with the sound turned up to 11.

The only decent video game music I have ever heard was in Phantasmagoria (1995) and this ain't it.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

T42

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11390 on: August 29, 2019, 08:27:25 am »
Aforesaid child's thumbs haved tired and he's now playing [c]rap at a similar volume.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11391 on: August 29, 2019, 08:47:55 am »
In resisting the urge to go and make tea.
I’m going to feel like shit when Sarah decides its time for me to get up.
7:15 was my woken time, so probably about 2 ½ hours in the end. It could have been worse. The challenge now is not to snooze or nap today so I don’t have a repeat tonight. Strangely though, yesterday was totally nap free because I was quite busy. I’m not old, so I really should get out of the habit of napping in the afternoon.
Sorting my life out, one shed at a time.

T42

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11392 on: August 29, 2019, 11:07:19 am »
Our 50th wedding anniversary is impending and, this being a small village, M. le Maire* sent a minion to ask if we wished our photo in the village mag, being officially attapersoned.  Missus immediately said yes!!! and an appointment was set for this evening.  Now she's buzzing round like a blue-arsed fly dusting, polishing and shooing the poor bloody dogs from pillar to post and don't pee on it.  I have been enjoined to bear a hand, e.g. in removing the defunct microwave from the chest in the hall where it has been perfectly OK for the last two years and in putting up the regulation smoke alarm the Law sez we have to have, all winken and blinken to gladden the mayoral peepers.  Arguments such as "I think the microwave's quaint" and "it wasn't me who invited the fucker" are as an old fart (me) in the hurricane.

Have just finished picking plaster out of my hair and shirt-collar, and already I hear the approach of the Deadly Duster of Doom. I must fly... tell them I died bravely.

P.S. I banged my head putting the microwave in the car boot. I'm going to tell the Mayor she hit me.

* not that M. le Maire
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11393 on: August 29, 2019, 02:04:19 pm »
Congrats T42
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

Kim

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11394 on: August 29, 2019, 03:02:34 pm »
I've preemptively informed barakta that any congratulatory mayoral visits will only be permitted if performed by that M. le Maire, who I'm reasonably sure isn't too fussed about dusting, polishing, defunct anbaric equipment, blinkenlights and so on.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

T42

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11395 on: August 29, 2019, 03:26:52 pm »
Congrats T42

Thanks LWAB.  :thumbsup:

My hands now stink of furniture polish and divers solvents.

Nights in white spirit... ♪
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

ElyDave

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11396 on: August 29, 2019, 04:18:51 pm »
shoe laces

SPD shoes - 5 holes, 6-8 hole shoe laces, shorter than the broke one
Smart ankle boots, 6 holes. Laces broke, pair 1 - Boot laces, long enough to have people warn me of untied laces. Pair two, same length as the pair above, not a cat in hell's chance of fitting

That's £1.60 I'll never see again and a market trader I'll steer clear of.  Teach me not to take the shoes with me next time.  >:(
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11397 on: August 29, 2019, 09:24:10 pm »
If you find anywhere that actually stocks laces for 2-hole shoes, do let me know!

Mr Larrington

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11398 on: August 30, 2019, 11:26:40 am »
Them: The best way to book one of our motor-cars is via this online form.
Me: OK. (Fills in form, clicks "submit")
Them: Ta. We will confirm by the electric-type telephone.

[Days pass, electric-type telephone remains silent]

Me: Just calling to confirm that I do indeed get one of your motor-cars at midday today.
Them: No.  Never heard of you.
Me:  :facepalm: I can haz motor-car for midday today?
Them: Yes. Yes, you can.

Take a bow, Galaxy Cars of Woking.
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Satisfying the Bloodlust of the Masses in Peacetime

T42

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11399 on: August 30, 2019, 11:35:31 am »
I've preemptively informed barakta that any congratulatory mayoral visits will only be permitted if performed by that M. le Maire, who I'm reasonably sure isn't too fussed about dusting, polishing, defunct anbaric equipment, blinkenlights and so on.

Hint to that M. le Maire when he does make that ^^^ visit: ours arrived bearing this:

I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.