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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #1100 on: November 28, 2011, 04:27:42 pm »
I am the proud owner of a pair of Macs - one desktop, one laptop.

The desktop has Thunderbird as its email client, whereas the laptop uses the native Mail app because, for some reason best known to itself, newer versions of Thunderbird won't install.

Guess which mail client is giving me the most grief?

Mozilla Foundation - once upon a time you had a reputation for turning out decent software. Now, not content with changing the major release of your browser every 48 seconds (or so it seems) your once half-decent email client has degenerated into a festering, unreliable piece of cack.

Please to be sorting it out - things are pretty bad if I'd rather use Safari instead of Firefox and Mac Mail instead of Chunderbird.

 ::-)

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #1101 on: November 28, 2011, 07:32:14 pm »
I can give today back and haz refund? It's been a bit crap.
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #1102 on: November 28, 2011, 08:19:32 pm »
Mrs P, would you like a slice of CAIK and a nice cup of tea?  You sound like you could do with one!

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #1103 on: November 28, 2011, 09:01:05 pm »
Thank you, Crinkly :-)
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #1104 on: November 28, 2011, 09:34:45 pm »
I know I am now a woman of "a certain age" but it is not OK to call me dear, love, darling, sweetheart, honey or darl if we have not previously met and our relationship is confined to a shop counter. It makes me feel old!
Is this just an Australian thing? I fear I am now officially a Grumpy Old Woman. 
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #1105 on: November 28, 2011, 09:50:45 pm »
No it is not, unfortunately....
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #1106 on: November 28, 2011, 09:59:00 pm »
Could be worse. Some bloke nearly reversed his moped into me once while his mate shouted "Watch out Jimmy! You nearly hit the wifie!"

Wifie!  :o
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #1107 on: November 28, 2011, 10:12:58 pm »
Could at least have said 'wee wifie'..

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #1108 on: November 28, 2011, 11:03:39 pm »
The train manager on my train this evening described it as 'exceptionally crowded'.

I thought it seemed much like the last half dozen times I've caught it.

I'm thinking of emailing TPE to let them know about how you can make trains bigger, by adding carriages?


Sorry Arch, I'm afraid it's not that simple.  A typical 4 car train will be made up of at least three different types of carriage, each with enough equipment (power units, fuel tanks for diesels, electrical kit for EMUs, etc.... and that's without considering the software) to function as a complete unit.  It is possible to add a carriage to such a train but it's not a case of hooking it to the back and going; it's a significant piece of engineering and a permanent modification.  The only way to make a train bigger is to add a whole new train.

I'm not defending any particular TOC and I'm not a trainspotter, but I do work in rolling stock design.
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #1109 on: November 28, 2011, 11:08:33 pm »
That was probably the worst restaurant meal I've had in two decades. They lost the order for our starters, the child who brought the wine didn't know how to use a corkscrew,   I thought Whitebait _fillets_ was a misprint, but no, they brought me tiny scraps of overcooked fish in thick crunchy stuff. The steak was large but tough, with 1 mushroom & 1 half tomato.  I'd asked for rare, but even by my standards it was undercooked. My sisters & parents food didn't look marvelous either.

Next time I pick the restaurant...

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #1110 on: November 29, 2011, 12:44:40 am »
The train manager on my train this evening described it as 'exceptionally crowded'.

I thought it seemed much like the last half dozen times I've caught it.

I'm thinking of emailing TPE to let them know about how you can make trains bigger, by adding carriages?


Sorry Arch, I'm afraid it's not that simple.  A typical 4 car train will be made up of at least three different types of carriage, each with enough equipment (power units, fuel tanks for diesels, electrical kit for EMUs, etc.... and that's without considering the software) to function as a complete unit.  It is possible to add a carriage to such a train but it's not a case of hooking it to the back and going; it's a significant piece of engineering and a permanent modification.  The only way to make a train bigger is to add a whole new train.

I'm not defending any particular TOC and I'm not a trainspotter, but I do work in rolling stock design.

This is the unfortunate downside of using multiple units instead of loco hauled trains.
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #1111 on: November 29, 2011, 12:47:54 am »
I've had enough of the wind. It's been gusting over 30mph all week and is going to keep doing that for another week :(

I'm also due a 36mph ave (60mph gust) headwind on the way into work tomorrow  :o - which will turn to a sidewind before i head home  :facepalm:
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #1112 on: November 29, 2011, 09:15:44 am »
The train manager on my train this evening described it as 'exceptionally crowded'.

I thought it seemed much like the last half dozen times I've caught it.

I'm thinking of emailing TPE to let them know about how you can make trains bigger, by adding carriages?


Sorry Arch, I'm afraid it's not that simple.  A typical 4 car train will be made up of at least three different types of carriage, each with enough equipment (power units, fuel tanks for diesels, electrical kit for EMUs, etc.... and that's without considering the software) to function as a complete unit.  It is possible to add a carriage to such a train but it's not a case of hooking it to the back and going; it's a significant piece of engineering and a permanent modification.  The only way to make a train bigger is to add a whole new train.

I'm not defending any particular TOC and I'm not a trainspotter, but I do work in rolling stock design.
I've been on a TPE train that was made up of odd-numbers of units. No idea how they managed it, but it seems to be possible.
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #1113 on: November 29, 2011, 09:56:19 am »
Quote from: Data & Digital Supply Chain Manager

From: Data & Digital Supply Chain Manager
Sent: Monday, November 28, 2011 05:08 PM
To: The Helldesk
Cc: World+Dog
Subject: Stuffs
Importance: High

Hi Helpdesk,
 
We've got a series of strictly embargoed titles where we can't allow any data at all to leave this building. However, the data has unfortunately already fed from $APPLICATION1 to $APPLICATION2. I'm hoping you might be able to come up with something to prevent the ISBNs feeding out to our $APPLICATION2 P&A recipients once the 5 months (& for $CUSTOMER 6 months) before pub deadline is reached.
 
Is there anything that can be done?
 
The ISBNs are:

["Redacted" - Ed.]
 
World + Dog, this just fyi.
 
Thanks,
Data & Digital Supply Chain Manager


I may be missing something here, but five seconds with a Famous Web Search Engine will shew, from the BigCo's own webby SCIENCE, that three of the four ISBNs relate to a biography of The Stone Roses, to be published in June next year.  I fear your efforts to put that particular moggy back in its sack may well be DOOMED.
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #1114 on: November 29, 2011, 10:38:26 am »
I know I am now a woman of "a certain age" but it is not OK to call me dear, love, darling, sweetheart, honey or darl if we have not previously met and our relationship is confined to a shop counter. It makes me feel old!
Is this just an Australian thing? I fear I am now officially a Grumpy Old Woman.
I remember my mother awarding shop assistants a vicious glare and snapping ' don't patronise me!' The ones that knew her didn't.
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #1115 on: November 29, 2011, 10:53:51 am »
I know I am now a woman of "a certain age" but it is not OK to call me dear, love, darling, sweetheart, honey or darl if we have not previously met and our relationship is confined to a shop counter. It makes me feel old!
Is this just an Australian thing? I fear I am now officially a Grumpy Old Woman.
I remember my mother awarding shop assistants a vicious glare and snapping ' don't patronise me!' The ones that knew her didn't.

I remember being shocked the first time someone in the Midlands (Wednesbury to be accurate) called me "Cock."

My grumble....Virgin Trains, do you think you will ever be able to get the 19.07 train from Euston to Stafford to arrive at Stafford at 20.26 as scheduled??? The train last night was 15 mins late meaning I missed my connection. Its the fourth time in 6 weeks I have used this train and the fourth time its been late.

Please get your act together.  >:(
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #1116 on: November 29, 2011, 01:44:56 pm »
I know I am now a woman of "a certain age" but it is not OK to call me dear, love, darling, sweetheart, honey or darl if we have not previously met and our relationship is confined to a shop counter. It makes me feel old!
Is this just an Australian thing? I fear I am now officially a Grumpy Old Woman.
Ah. That's interesting.  You are not alone.  Mrs Lurker was fulminating about that very thing after a recent trip, last Friday as it happens, to our local metropolis.  I, coward that I am, let her rant.
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #1117 on: November 29, 2011, 01:48:05 pm »
Wrist - fix thyself!  OK so I was mean and made you do handwriting, get over it! You've been really good for the best part of a year, so go back to being nice and leaving the fucking up to the grotty elbow joint instead.  Especially as splinting the wrist buggers up the elbow anyway!  *eats pillz*

CrinklyLion

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #1118 on: November 29, 2011, 01:50:23 pm »
I'm afraid I am a profligate user of sweetheart, petal, hen, hinny, etc etc etc to many many people.  In my defence, it is in no way a reflection of my perception of the person's age - you're just as likely to get sweethearted by me at 8 as you are at 80.

Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #1119 on: November 29, 2011, 02:06:54 pm »
I know I am now a woman of "a certain age" but it is not OK to call me dear, love, darling, sweetheart, honey or darl if we have not previously met and our relationship is confined to a shop counter. It makes me feel old!
Is this just an Australian thing? I fear I am now officially a Grumpy Old Woman.

A young (younger than some of my kids) lass in a shop called me (in a charming zomerzet accent) 'moi luv'.   

Very disconcerting, it was.

OTOH, I reduced a builder's labourer to apoplectic rage by calling him 'lad'.

A) All labourers get called 'lad' in leeds. No matter what their age. Actually, most of Yorkshire calls the assistant a 'lad' or 'boy', even it they are over 60.
B) He was 20 years younger than me.
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #1120 on: November 29, 2011, 03:46:55 pm »
I'm afraid I am a profligate user of sweetheart, petal, hen, hinny, etc etc etc to many many people.  In my defence, it is in no way a reflection of my perception of the person's age - you're just as likely to get sweethearted by me at 8 as you are at 80.

Um...me too, though it's more often 'flower' or 'dove', which is just a version of Leeds' famously ubiquitous 'love'.  If you're really lucky, I might call you 'fruitbat' or 'petal'.  Hardly ever 'duck' unless I've been to the East Midlands recently.

mrcharly, you're right.  The lad can be any age at all.  I well remember a chippy in Bradford who had a 'lad' who went to school with Methuselah.
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #1121 on: November 29, 2011, 06:16:28 pm »
The train manager on my train this evening described it as 'exceptionally crowded'.

I thought it seemed much like the last half dozen times I've caught it.

I'm thinking of emailing TPE to let them know about how you can make trains bigger, by adding carriages?


Sorry Arch, I'm afraid it's not that simple.  A typical 4 car train will be made up of at least three different types of carriage, each with enough equipment (power units, fuel tanks for diesels, electrical kit for EMUs, etc.... and that's without considering the software) to function as a complete unit.  It is possible to add a carriage to such a train but it's not a case of hooking it to the back and going; it's a significant piece of engineering and a permanent modification.  The only way to make a train bigger is to add a whole new train.

I'm not defending any particular TOC and I'm not a trainspotter, but I do work in rolling stock design.

Well, I know that, I was going for comic effect.

And adding a whole extra train was exactly what they were doing, up to a few months ago. The train came into York, coupled to another at the platform, and we all got to Manchester without standing.

They even managed it the week before last, at Leeds. The train manager announced as we came into Leeds that, and I quote, "By some miracle, they've found another train..." and then cautioned us to hold tight if standing, as coupling up would involve a slight jolt.

The train back from Manchester was also a double, until the same time. Now, you've got two trainsworth of people, mostly weekenders going home, so carrying about 100 suitcases each, trying to get onto one train.

I assume the cut to one train was to do with money. After all, once they have our fares, they don't care if we sit or stand, and on that route there's not much choice of operator. It's that, get a bus (I've never looked into how many days that would take), or drive, which isn't useful to those of us without cars. So it's a nicely captive audience....
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #1122 on: November 30, 2011, 08:30:16 pm »
Sore lower back. On co-codamol & Diazepam (there's no 'woozy' emoticon) to try and relax it enough for me to be able to put my socks on. Having professional manipulations & doing recommended exercises, but...

No sculling, no gym, no cycling. Nor enthusiasm for much at all.   :(




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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #1123 on: November 30, 2011, 08:42:26 pm »
Much sympathy heading your way from the Den!

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #1124 on: December 01, 2011, 12:08:16 pm »
How kind!   :-*

I feel I need cake, but the lack of calorie-burning hours means I may look even more lumpy in lycra when I get back to doing these things.

Nah, sod it, I need cake.