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Mrs Pingu

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #8050 on: August 23, 2016, 04:32:55 pm »
Just got an exciting email
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Dear AuroraWatch UK subscriber,

Red alert: aurora likely.

It is likely that aurora will be visible by eye and camera from anywhere
in the UK. Viewing aurora requires clear, dark skies away from light
pollution.
 
To monitor current activity see http://aurorawatch.lancs.ac.uk.

Issued 2016-08-23 13:25 UTC (14:25 BST) by AuroraWatch UK using SAMNET
LAN2 data from Lancaster, UK.


Checked the weather forecast for tonight.

ARSE.

It's OK David, it was a false alarm.... http://aurorawatch.lancs.ac.uk/messages/
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David Martin

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #8051 on: August 23, 2016, 06:31:59 pm »
Dear AuroraWatch UK subscriber,

We apologise for the earlier false alert (issued 13:25 UTC today) which was caused by a lawnmower creating a local disturbance at our Lancaster site. For more information please see
http://wp.lancs.ac.uk/aurorawatchuk/2016/08/23/red-alert-cancelled/
"By creating we think. By living we learn" - Patrick Geddes

hellymedic

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #8052 on: August 23, 2016, 06:35:43 pm »
Dear AuroraWatch UK subscriber,

We apologise for the earlier false alert (issued 13:25 UTC today) which was caused by a lawnmower creating a local disturbance at our Lancaster site. For more information please see
http://wp.lancs.ac.uk/aurorawatchuk/2016/08/23/red-alert-cancelled/

 ;D ;D ;D

T42

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #8053 on: August 24, 2016, 07:49:22 am »
Riding in Germany yesterday we saw two condomautomatonesque inner-tube machines beside the cycle paths.  Chum, who is prez of regional FFCT committee & in frequent contact with the authorities, told me that when he'd suggested that similar machines be placed along cycle paths here, the powers replied that doing so would be to invite the suggestion that their cycling facilities caused punctures.

As it happens, people get more punctures on cycle paths here than on the roads.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Wombat

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #8054 on: August 24, 2016, 09:01:29 am »
I've only been to one concert at the Albert Hall, a proms of Beethoven's Ninth IIRC. I was completely underwhelmed by the acoustic, expecting to be blown away (as I was with Carmina Burana in Chichester Cathedral) but instead left wondering where the volume control was.  :-\

Edit:  Actually was the Tchaikovsky 1812 I recall, so even more underwhelming given it had cannons!

Never been to a concert at the Albert Hall, despite being keen on many types of classical music, but I went to a choral concert in Chichester cathedral, and reckoned the acoustic was poor, and this was with artists I've heard before in other venues (The Sixteen).  Different venue suit different types of performance, I suppose.

The last 1812 I heard live was at the Battle Proms, at Highclere, with lots of real cannons, and it was pretty good.  The smoke and smell of black powder does add to the ambience.
Wombat

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« Reply #8055 on: August 24, 2016, 01:17:51 pm »
"Charles from Microsoft Windows Technical Department" today, some also Indian-accented woman whose false name I forget yesterday. Why do they keep wasting their bloody time? What sort of dickheads are too stupid to cross me off their list?

Same for "The Vault", though at least they seem to be trying to sell me something (crap though it is) rather than just steal from me.
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #8056 on: August 24, 2016, 02:21:56 pm »
At present, stepping from my office and into the factory, is akin to stepping off an airliner at Athens airport.
My office has a/c.
The factory does not.
Scorchio.

Mr Larrington

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #8057 on: August 24, 2016, 02:42:21 pm »
Coming out of the Estate Office just now was like that in reverse. 8'x6' room with a GBFO PC, printer, two rather warm-running NASen, a hifi amp and a south-facing window with a black blind.  I am now slowly congealing back into Mr Larrington from a puddle of melted gloop.
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #8058 on: August 24, 2016, 03:16:53 pm »
Coming out of the Estate Office just now was like that in reverse. 8'x6' room with a GBFO PC, printer, two rather warm-running NASen, a hifi amp and a south-facing window with a black blind.  I am now slowly congealing back into Mr Larrington from a puddle of melted gloop.

You are Odo AICMFP

Mr Larrington

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #8059 on: August 24, 2016, 03:55:38 pm »
(Googles "Odo". Is none the wiser.  And no, Mega-Global Chocolate Manufactury Corporation of Mountain View, USAnia, I did not mean "Odometer" :facepalm:)
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barakta

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #8060 on: August 24, 2016, 04:37:01 pm »
(Googles "Odo". Is none the wiser.  And no, Mega-Global Chocolate Manufactury Corporation of Mountain View, USAnia, I did not mean "Odometer" :facepalm:)

Star trek reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odo_(Star_Trek)

Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #8061 on: August 24, 2016, 07:49:38 pm »
Coming out of the Estate Office just now was like that in reverse. 8'x6' room with a GBFO PC, printer, two rather warm-running NASen, a hifi amp and a south-facing window with a black blind.  I am now slowly congealing back into Mr Larrington from a puddle of melted gloop.

You are Odo AICMFP
Is that the same or similar to a squonk ?
Or am I at risk of making my *tolerance* of early Genesis apparent?

Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #8062 on: August 24, 2016, 08:17:32 pm »
Barakta has it, star trek ds9 reference.

Ruthie

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #8063 on: August 25, 2016, 06:51:07 am »
Starbucks.  Nob off with your 'first taste of Autumn' pumpkin spiced latte.  It's still summer for another week. 
Milk please, no sugar.

Mr Larrington

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #8064 on: August 25, 2016, 07:23:42 am »
Starbucks.  Nob off with your 'first taste of Autumn' pumpkin spiced latte.  It's still summer for another week.

FTFY :demon:
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T42

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #8065 on: August 25, 2016, 07:40:31 am »
Starbucks.  Nob off with your 'first taste of Autumn' pumpkin spiced latte.  It's still summer for another week.

Still summer here until 21st Sept.  ::-)

But yes, Starbucks belongs where the sun don't shine.

(Good God! Firefox's dick-shun-ary contains "Starbucks". Where can I get an AK47?  I want to run amok in Mozillaville.)
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

hellymedic

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #8066 on: August 26, 2016, 10:31:20 pm »
I have been sweltering here in Londonton.
My new landline phones arrived today and take AA batteries while my old ones used AAA cells.
First call received on new phone is a spam call, which starts "with winter here..." at which I hang up.
Partner suggests phones must be Australian.
Does anyone want 4 part-used Duracell (750mAh) AAAs?

T42

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #8067 on: August 27, 2016, 08:19:15 am »
Not much, ta, but thanks for reminding me that the accus in my battery headlamp need recharging.
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 #8068 on: August 27, 2016, 11:12:19 am »
Not much, ta, but thanks for reminding me that the accus in my battery headlamp need recharging.

and reminding me to strip the rechargables out of my now defunct office phone.
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Mr Larrington

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« Reply #8069 on: August 28, 2016, 02:18:23 am »
A pox on feeble USAnian Anbaricks, which is taking approximately three years to bring the kettle to a suitable state of boilingness for the production of Proper Tea >:(
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #8070 on: August 28, 2016, 08:18:27 am »
When I was over yonder they spoke of tapping 3-phase 110v across two phases to run 220v kit...
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

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« Reply #8071 on: August 28, 2016, 08:56:53 am »
Router possibly destroyed by yesterday's thunderstorms.  >:(

Electrical spike caused by lightning? No. Idiot son left window wide open and 2 X routers + NAS have had a bath.
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Wombat

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #8072 on: August 28, 2016, 09:12:10 am »
Looks like idiot son will be short on money for a little while, then.  Unless he's a tiny, then he needs to learn that actions (or inactions) have consequences.
Wombat

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« Reply #8073 on: August 28, 2016, 12:39:36 pm »
A pox on feeble USAnian Anbaricks, which is taking approximately three years to bring the kettle to a suitable state of boilingness for the production of Proper Tea >:(
Shouldn't this be in First World Problems?  ;D
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Wombat

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #8074 on: August 28, 2016, 12:45:06 pm »
Everything I need/want to buy is going up in price!  I've got so used to fancy things steadily getting cheaper, that its a bit of a struggle seeing a watch go from £130 to £160, a monitor go from £475 to £515, and an SSD go up from £233 to £269 since March.  Ouch!  Not sure if the SSD (Samsung) is affected by any earthquakery, and i have no idea where the Dell monitor is made, but the watch is Swiss, so I'm puzzled.  Probably not "Brexitery"...
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