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Our very own countdown thread!

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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#2901 Post by lewist » August 29th, 2009, 6:38 pm

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Just spoke to Alan. He is still offline but BT have fixed a fault and Orange are sending him a new box so things are looking hopeful for midweek. He is very frustrated by the lack of internet but sends best wishes to TH pals.
Carpe diem. Savour every moment.

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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#2902 Post by Alan H » August 31st, 2009, 12:33 am

I suspect he'll be suffering withdrawal symptoms...poor Alan! But I don't think it'll take him long to get back into the swing of things!

I wonder what he's been doing with all that spare time?

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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#2903 Post by lewist » August 31st, 2009, 7:49 am

Alan H wrote:I suspect he'll be suffering withdrawal symptoms...poor Alan! But I don't think it'll take him long to get back into the swing of things!

I wonder what he's been doing with all that spare time?
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Going stir crazy is what he says. However, he has also been heavily engaged in extreme garden maintenance. We'll ask him when that orange gets him going again.

Orange? I remember the experiment in O Grade physics where you stuck two electrodes in a lemon and got an electric current. Is this a development of the same technique? Maybe he just needs a fresh one? But then, he probably grows them and would have provided one if that was all it needed.
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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#2904 Post by lewist » September 2nd, 2009, 9:03 am

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Morning all! I'm off for some serious driver training today with Skidcar Uk in Elgin. I'll report when I get back.

I wonder if AlanC will get his new orange today and get back online. I do hope so. It's a bit odd without him.
Carpe diem. Savour every moment.

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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#2905 Post by Lifelinking » September 2nd, 2009, 9:21 am

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skid training - huge fun - enjoy.
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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#2906 Post by lewist » September 2nd, 2009, 5:20 pm

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It was pretty amazing, the skid car training. I was held on a disused airfield outside Elgin. We used a car with a trolley frame bolted to it. The trolley can be raised or lowered to decrease the weight on the car wheels and thus simulate different sorts of skid, and finally (and fairly terrifying) aquaplaning. I would recomment it to everyone who drives.
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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#2907 Post by Lifelinking » September 2nd, 2009, 5:40 pm

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I did it in a less hi-tech way on a skid pan doused with water and oil. It was a hoot. Glad you enjoyed your day Lewist. A lot of aquaplaning accidents happen when drivers panic steer, then when the wheels get grip again they are pointing in the wrong damn direction. Not recommended.
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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#2908 Post by lewist » September 2nd, 2009, 7:58 pm

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We did the aquaplaning at 30mph on a 50m wide runway and it was still scary. Our instructor said they used to do it at 60mph but got fed up having the car lifted back onto the concrete because it is totally unpredictable once it aquaplanes.
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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#2909 Post by Fia » September 3rd, 2009, 10:01 pm

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I'd love to do some skid training in something big, like a bus or big lorry :supershock: Reckon if I could control that I'd be grand on the local roads in the awful conditions I sometimes have to drive in...

Talked to Alan C tonight, and although he has a new orange box he's not very well and has not had the time or energy to do the black art of telecoms needful. I think he'll feel better when Mary returns tomorrow, and he was very grateful for reports of our concern.

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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#2910 Post by Lifelinking » September 3rd, 2009, 10:08 pm

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The place is not quite the same without him. I agree btw, it would be a blast to get a truck on a skidpan.
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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#2911 Post by Nick » September 4th, 2009, 12:28 am

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Poor Alan got no peace at all tonight, as I phoned him too, :D before I went off for music at The Man of Kent. He was very pleased to be missed. Let's hope things will be restored to normal very soon. He's got a thread or two to catch up on....

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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#2912 Post by lewist » September 7th, 2009, 9:53 pm

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Hi everyone! I just thought I'd bump this wee thread a bit.

That's all! :exit:
Carpe diem. Savour every moment.

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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#2913 Post by Alan C. » September 7th, 2009, 11:07 pm

I'm back folks (like it or not)
I think I had food poisening (not from my cooking of course :smile:,) but from some "pre-cooked" prawns I bought from the co-op,
Although everybody I speak to here is convinced it was swine flue (queer lot :rolleyes: They believe what they read in the tabloids)
I think I'm over it now and thanks sooooo much for everybody's concern.
Fia
Talked to Alan C tonight, and although he has a new orange box he's not very well and has not had the time or energy to do the black art of telecoms needful. I think he'll feel better when Mary returns tomorrow, and he was very grateful for reports of our concern.
Mary returned Friday night and was on the phone to orange from 15.00 Saturday till 18.30 and still no fix,
I can get the wired connection (obviousley) but we can't get her laptop online, they're sending out (another) new router.

A huge thank you for all your concern and before I forget............... A number.
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Edit to add.
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Poor Alan got no peace at all tonight, as I phoned him too
Nick (and others) peace is the last thing I want! Get in touch if you want a chinwag but I must warn you (as I did Nick, I can "go on a bit"
Abstinence Makes the Church Grow Fondlers.

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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#2914 Post by getreal » September 7th, 2009, 11:13 pm

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welcome back, Alan!
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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#2915 Post by penguin » September 8th, 2009, 3:16 pm

Phew - what a scorcher!

And which idiot(s) screwed up the numbers??? As I've nowt better to do than come here and help humans count backwards accurately.


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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#2916 Post by Ken H » September 8th, 2009, 5:42 pm

penguin wrote:Phew - what a scorcher!

And which idiot(s) screwed up the numbers??? As I've nowt better to do than come here and help humans count backwards accurately.


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I see that the possible "suspect" has been ill and away, so I think it behooves us, as Humanists (and penguins), to forgive this instance of his recklessness. :smile:

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This is one of the great social functions of science - to free people of superstition. - Steven Weinberg

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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#2917 Post by Nick » September 8th, 2009, 10:57 pm

In spite of your suspiciously penguinny avatar, I'll giver you the benefit of a the doubt as a relative newbie, Ken. Penguin lurks in the frozen shadows of Benbecula, waiting for some poor unsuspecting poster, before de-railing the countdown thread by thinking of a number- any number- to throw into the thread.

The real number would appear to be...........

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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#2918 Post by Ken H » September 9th, 2009, 12:18 am

But Nick, I think Penguin could be correct. Look at Lewist's number just before Alan's. The maths flu must have hit Britian. Penguins are immune!
This is one of the great social functions of science - to free people of superstition. - Steven Weinberg

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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#2919 Post by Lifelinking » September 9th, 2009, 9:53 am

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Right you lot, fall in, penguins to the left, non penguins to the right, everybody else stand in the corner. Penguins are not immune, they are very naughty birds. Ken-H failed to add a number in his last post. The number is..

Wait for it.....wait for it.....

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Carry on
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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#2920 Post by Nick » September 9th, 2009, 12:14 pm

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On my way to the office this morning, it occurred to me that today we experience the time and date (to the nearest second) of 09-09-09-09-09-09


*Note to self:

Get a life
*

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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#2921 Post by Marian » September 9th, 2009, 12:40 pm

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What are we counting down to exactly? :smile:
Transformative fire...

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