WaveyDavey

WaveyDavey

  • Commented on Crib Notes: Empire Games
    Oh, I have to disagree! We (myself, wife, and kids of then 13/15/17) did the sleeper from Butterworth down to KL: same train, different section, and we really enjoyed it. I slept *much* more than I though I would. Terribly...
  • Commented on Crib Notes: Empire Games
    My memory (the little of which I have failed to suppress) is of CP/M being the OS with only one command, pip (Peripheral Interchange Program?) I'm sure there were more, but is felt like that was the only one!...
  • Commented on Crib Notes: Empire Games
    I'm probably not the youngest here, I started in '85 programming accounts systems in COBOL on an NCR departmental mini (IMOS/ITX), and I am currently developing in vb.net with a splash of C#. The thing I have noticed most is...
  • Commented on Excuses
    Oh man, Greg, you just brought back some great memories for me - I loved driving Hardknott and Wrynose (in just a normal saloon, in good weather), using the pencil-drawn lap-map that they used to sell in Keswick....
  • Commented on A bright and shiny hell
    > the sponsorship from a materials testing firm and of course, the british being as they are (in the good, polite whimsy way, rather than the set the economy on fire brexit way) a local shed company has, of course,...
  • Commented on A bright and shiny hell
    Speaking of bionics made me think of prosthetics: anyone seen the channel4 shed of the year entry for Team UnLimbited ? https://twitter.com/Channel4/status/910104196145324033 http://www.t3dmc.com/3d-printing/channel-4-introduce-team-unlimbited-changing-lives-from-their-garden-shed-with-3d-printing/ I have bugger all money and I've just made a donation. Some people have heart....
  • Commented on A bright and shiny hell
    Channeling my inner 10-year-old. "Squirrel shit!"...
  • Commented on Trapped in the wrong trouser-leg of time
    Ah, of course, I forgot the absence of double glazing. As a kid, I remember no-one had it, and jack frost patterns were a familiar morning thing in Bramley, but now we just assume everyone has white uPVC DG units....
  • Commented on Trapped in the wrong trouser-leg of time
    17 radiators: Bloody hell - how big is your apartment? I live in a BFO house (took on next door's semi, so now have 6-bed detached instead of 3-bed semi), and I only have 14 radiators (w. 2 boilers, 2...
  • Commented on Radio silence
    Pigeon: fantastic rant! I picture you at some pulpit, rabble-rousing like some passionate politician or preacher. Really, really got me: excellent writing. Thank you....
  • Commented on Report on Seat 14C
    I will definitely go with "not my thing" there. I was a teen in the 80's and the music 80-85 is definatly "my thing". I don;t object to rap / house / dance / Drum and Bass, I simply do...
  • Commented on Crying fire in a crowded theatre for pleasure and profit
    Bah. s/thee/three...
  • Commented on Crying fire in a crowded theatre for pleasure and profit
    A lot of the talk above has made me sad, and fearful, both of my personal future, and my thee teenage children's. bu happily, your "Addict as emergency fixer" made me laugh, a deep and real laugh. Thank you....
  • Commented on Crying fire in a crowded theatre for pleasure and profit
    Indeed, that's how I got hooked on bloody ciggies for nigh on 30 years. Left the wacky backy behind a year or so after uni, took me til 3 years ago to quit tobacco....
  • Commented on Crying fire in a crowded theatre for pleasure and profit
    > Wake me up when your world isn't run by total fucking muppets. Well, that's going to be a loooong wait, ain't it? I is approx same age as OGH, and I think I am a decent sort. This last...
  • Commented on Catching Up
    The Doors ? I remember it in the soundtrack for The Lost Boys....
  • Commented on Catching Up
    Yes, I have it in my memory that the start of the (quiet) peace negotiations and the beginning of the end of the Troubles was John Major. I am not a Tory by any means, and I disliked many of...
  • Commented on Catching Up
    Oh Charlie, you silly - they are under the *spare* bed....
  • Commented on Catching Up
    Orly? :) I'm 52, a huge fan, brought up in Leeds, like you, and I'm damned sure you're about the same age as me! Typo, I am sure. Vanity never struck me as an asset of yours....
  • Commented on Catching Up
    > but his economic policies are completely barking mad Compared with, say, continuing to increase national debt, and a vicious austerity program over the past 7 years, punishing and brutalising the disabled, and the poor, and bonus schemes for dwp's...
  • Commented on Rejection Letter
    Greg - what's a Pen-7 - I tried gargling but couldn't find anything much. I have an OM-10 that I got for my 18th birthday, with a rather nice tele on the front - it would be cool to think...
  • Commented on Rejection Letter
    Dunno what your AV talking about - I am behind corporate sophos AV, and it let me in sweet as you like. So either mine is crap, or yours is paranoid. Entirely likely for either to be true, sadly....
  • Commented on Rejection Letter
    I'm sorry if I am being a bit dim, here, but what is the "MF" that JLM is referring to in @342 ? Genuine question, I am (more) confused (than usual)....
  • Commented on The sudden eruption of news
    My take: power grab to cement her position in absence of an opposition (I have a pot plant in conservatory that is more likely to win a GE than Labour). Cue 5 more years of misrule, austerity, cuts and bloody...
  • Commented on 2117 revisited
    Damn, that was a rabbit-hole and a half! Where's the last hour gone! Thanks for the link, absolutely fascinating....
  • Commented on Random excuses
    Also, I did not inherit his furry face characteristics -my granddad on t'other side was ginger, so I am a piebald brown / ginger / grey patchwork, which looks bloody ridiculous. Also $wife hates face fur, and will not tolerate...
  • Commented on Random excuses
    My dad just about to start chemo for prostate cancer. Last time I saw his chin was 1973, when I was 9. Will be weird if his hair falls out and his chin reappears....
  • Commented on The light at the end of the tunnel (is not necessarily an oncoming train)
    Per R.R.Martin: GOU We do not Sow...
  • Commented on The End of the British nuclear deterrent?
    Damn, too quick to submit. House is about 1918, brick (bloody *hard* brick at that). Was a bugger to redecorate other side, she'd been smoking 30-40 a day for 60 years, and had not decorated since c.1970-1980. All white paint...
  • Commented on The End of the British nuclear deterrent?
    And while we're on about houses, I confess to being very lucky - we bought a 3bed semi 18 years ago. A couple of years back the lady next-door pssed away, and we got the opportunity to buy other side,...
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