Viewing entries posted in August 2013

Re: Fscking nokia/ windows

Posted by Ben Darthjoy <ben.darthjoy-at-gmail.com> on 31 August 2013 | 0 Comments

On 31 Aug 2013, at 10:26, mike <mylovelyhorse-at-gmail.com> wrote:
> > Yeah, customer service was so much better when we couldn't leave =
because it was a state monopoly =85
>=20
> I didn't say that, I just pointed out the reality of exactly how much =
value one customer has to an energy company.
>=20

Not a lot, granted, but more than we had before. On the plus side, it =
was very peaceful when you moved house for the 4.5 months it took the =
GPO to deign to give you a telephonic line.

Ben

--=20
ben.darthjoy-at-gmail.com

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MINOBR

Posted by Gordon Brown <gordon-at-ixion.org.uk> on 31 August 2013 | 0 Comments

Seeing as Hoddy's already posted a MINBR, I've had to be more descriptive :)

I've had a hankering for a KTM 690 Enduro for a while, and shortly after
deciding that a RC8 would be a worthy addition to the fleet Feef sent me
details of a 690 Enduro R for sale near Reading.

To cut a long story short, Feef and I went and collected it today. It's
a 2009 bike, originally registered in Devon but has toured the country
and was last sold by AMS in Tewkesbury - where my 990 came from.

It's got just over 7k miles on the clock, and has been fitted with some
nice bits and pieces including an Akropovic end can, various guards on
the engine, chassis and bars, a remote power switch to make changing
modes easier, and a more comfortable seat.

There are a couple of things that need tidying up, and the rear wheel
bearings aren't much longer for this world, but it looks to be an honest
bike that's seen some proper use.

I intend replacing the panels with ones bearing a similar design to my
990 (I've paid for the design so might as well make the most of it!),
and replacing the worn grips, wheel bearings and it'll need some new
tyres in the near future too.

Looking forward to getting out on it and doing more lanes, and maybe
even doing the Cambrian Rally on it too.
--
Gordon

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RE: MINBR

Posted by "Ian Ellison" <ian-at-ianellison.org.uk> on 31 August 2013 | 0 Comments

> The bike is a 400cc single, with a full fairing and linked brakes. I am
always
> slow to get used to a new 'bike, but I overtook a CBR 600 as I came up the
> A21 from Badger's Mount. Though the centre stand did ground out a little
> wee bit.

Burgman?

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RE: Hawk

Posted by "Ian Ellison" <ian-at-ianellison.org.uk> on 31 August 2013 | 0 Comments

> On 30 August 2013 09:15, Ian Ellison <ian-at-ianellison.org.uk> wrote:
> > I'm not convinced that this is an Australian Fish Eagle...
> >
> > http://www.ianellison.org.uk/Ian_falconry.jpg
> >
> > ;-)
>
> Somebody was having a laugh there.

Err, yes - me.

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RE: Hawk

Posted by "Ian Ellison" <ian-at-ianellison.org.uk> on 31 August 2013 | 0 Comments

> OTSO beards, mine always meets with shrieks of horror and accusations of
> trampage and/or sex-pestery (at best). If you're brave of stomach, judge
for
> yourself:
> https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1597910420418

There's a hint of Brad Pitt about that photo. :-)

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RE: On the banks of the old Ohayo (gozaimasu)

Posted by "John K. Bilsbury" <stockport.ixie-at-gmail.com> on 31 August 2013 | 0 Comments

Mark:
> Also, try the "Narrow Gauge" card. I think that a lot of Japanese
> have an interest in railways. They certainly value craft skills very
> highly. I've had a number of interesting email conversations with
> Japanese modellers since being on the internet.
>
> Had I been on the ball, I'd have suggested taking some Tallylyn
> souvenirs with you.

I haven't come across any like-minded[1] locals yet but then again interaction
with anyone is a bit of problem. We're discouraged from talking to the blokes on
the shop floor and the our two minders haven't displayed any interest in our
trip to the Railway Museum, other than to marvel at the fact that we found our
way there and, even more amazingly, back.

> Have you done the "exchanging of business cards" dance yet? That's fun
> but can be a bit of a social minefield.

You're not wrong, I've been caught without cards a couple of times when
introduced to people out of the blue and it's very awkward. I've always
remembered to take their card with both hands, treat it with reverence, read
both sides, make cooing noises about quality of same &c., but it's not the same
if you don't make them go through the ritual as well.

[1]Ged help them if they _do_ exist :o)

--
JKB.
..an inadequately controlled catastrophe.

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Re: Hawk

Posted by A <alanixion-at-googlemail.com> on 31 August 2013 | 0 Comments

On 31 Aug 2013, at 02:11, andy pugh <bodgesoc-at-gmail.com> wrote:

> On 31 August 2013 02:01, andy pugh <bodgesoc-at-gmail.com> wrote:
>=20
>> Far out to sea (and I warrant I have been further out to sea than any
>> other Ixie)
>=20
> I know you will be wondering, but this is the oceanic pole of inaccessibil=
ity
> http://goo.gl/maps/NXbjG
> And I haven't been there, so I can be easily beaten in my boast. I
> think we peaked at 1200 miles from land and point Nemo is 1670 miles
> from land.

ISTR that Dee Cafferi was close to point Nemo when the next nearest humans p=
assed - aboard the ISS.

"There are two great pleasures in sailing; venturing into the wider ocean fr=
om sheltered waters, and returning to sheltered waters from the wider ocean"=
;-)

Rgds, Alan=

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Re: Hawk

Posted by Neil The~Hippy <hippyweb-at-btinternet.com> on 31 August 2013 | 0 Comments

On 31/08/13 05:04 PM, Liam Proven wrote:

> [b] Dismiss it as an LBJ. *Do not* reveal what an LBJ is. (Little brown job.)
>
Oh, I thought it was a Liam, Blow J*b




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MIIR

Posted by Steve <ixion-at-heavybadger.com> on 31 August 2013 | 0 Comments

Adding Google to the list. This is why I prefer physical media.

To cut a very long story shortish.


1. Buy ebook from Google play.

2. Update credit card details after sale declined due to card details
stored are for an old card.

3. Get charged twice.

4. Get refund for one charge.

5. Book disappears from account.

6. Two days of emailing back and forward, explaining about double charge
and single refund, eventually get access to a screen that shows the status
of my book as guess what, "refunded".

7. Told that as the book has been refunded I'll need to buy it again,
despite one of charges still being in place.

8 Get refund for second charge.

9. Consider Amazon, apparently their cloud reader now works on linux.


--

Steve

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Re: MINBR

Posted by roger collier <roger.collier-at-oracle.com> on 31 August 2013 | 0 Comments

On 31/08/2013 19:07, M Hodson wrote:

> The bike is a 400cc single, with a full fairing and linked brakes. I am always slow to get used to a new 'bike, but I overtook a CBR 600 as I came up the A21 from Badger's Mount. Though the centre stand did ground out a little wee bit.

Do you need to wear a Parka with it?

Roger.

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