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  1. Thread: Story thread

    by xoggoth
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    Under the Bed

    It had been a nice Saturday out with his lady friend Wendy, visiting an interesting old castle. He dropped her off outside her flat and they said goodbye with their usual little hug before he drove...
  2. Thread: Story thread

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    Return of the carp

    The lady who ran my little story writer's club had to give up due to ill health and there were huge cock ups in getting it going again. Think we're back now, latest bullwarks below.

    PS Some of...
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    Sticky: Me too. Bit of a Viz fan although some things,...

    Me too. Bit of a Viz fan although some things, like Drunken Bakers and Roger's Profanisaurus are boring crap.
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    Sticky: Same here. Was at Filton British Aerospace.

    Same here. Was at Filton British Aerospace.
  5. Yeh. Quick flip through "Nuclear Plants for...

    Yeh. Quick flip through "Nuclear Plants for Dummies" in bed. Easy.
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    Paid my mortage off decades ago but was too much...

    Paid my mortage off decades ago but was too much of a cheapskate to even do 3* when I was still contracting.
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    Probably after death. Given the cost of funerals...

    Probably after death. Given the cost of funerals these days you will have to take out a mortgage to pay for your coffin.
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    Not always isolated misfits etc that have these...

    Not always isolated misfits etc that have these problems. Lady I know was in hospital with severe depression a few years back and she was one of the most outgoing sociable people I've ever met.
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    Same here, though probably more rather than very....

    Same here, though probably more rather than very. Feel fine today, Dunno why it varies, can't see any correlation to anything. Having some good days stops you giving up hope.
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    Not a lot. Probably just a Saturday wander with...

    Not a lot. Probably just a Saturday wander with loony lady friend as usual and Sunday drink with missus drinky next door.
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    Fair few number of CUK posts about depression etc...

    Fair few number of CUK posts about depression etc recently. We all try to act "normal" but probably going through these bad patches is actually pretty normal, expect most of have been there at some...
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    Sticky: Watching Rip Off Britain this morning, all these...

    Watching Rip Off Britain this morning, all these f* scammers.

    Then logged into bank to pay off my credit card and found balance was shown as nearly £1200 on payment page although it was £433 up...
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    Ah, no she ain't. Still appealing corruption...

    Ah, no she ain't. Still appealing corruption charges apparently.

    PS Had my only pair of black shoes for decades. Being mean is a tenet of my religion.
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    Pitsboig! Went there on a business trip decades...

    Pitsboig! Went there on a business trip decades ago, my only visit to US. Don't recall seeing any squirrels.
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    Thought Imelda Marcos was dead.

    Thought Imelda Marcos was dead.
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    Sticky: Just got an email promising me a 45% share of...

    Just got an email promising me a 45% share of $12,500,000 if I consent to being presented as next of kin to somebody who had died in Spain. Naturally I cannot pass up this great opportunity!
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    As the CUK expert on anuses, I agree.

    As the CUK expert on anuses, I agree.
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    But would not trading with such countries...

    But would not trading with such countries actually help these people or make poverty worse?
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    Think the Sony Christmas channels have been on...

    Think the Sony Christmas channels have been on Freesat since about beginning of September.
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    Sticky: Out walking the other day and wondered why my...

    Out walking the other day and wondered why my Garmin Oregon ran out of battery when I'd only recently charged it. Turned out I'd forgotten to turn it off the day before. The track it created while...
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    Sticky: Never heard of that. Ah! A quick Google shows...

    Never heard of that. Ah! A quick Google shows it's south of Minneapolis. Why doesn't bloody Chrome allow you to fix country.?
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    Poll: Can't see it's necessary. Always found a good...

    Can't see it's necessary. Always found a good shouting at kept em in order.
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    Yeh, whole country going tits up, everything crap...

    Yeh, whole country going tits up, everything crap is on the rise, violent crime (London news, stab, stab, shoot, stab), mental health problems, self harm, domestic abuse, traffic jams, time to sell a...
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    I think Banksy did it.

    I think Banksy did it.
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    Sticky: I meant to watch that. Then forgot. senior...

    I meant to watch that.

    Then forgot.

    senior problems i suppose.
  26. Thread: Poo tastic

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    Went last year - disappointing as most of it is...

    Went last year - disappointing as most of it is fake:

    http://suzyguese.com/ruined-ruins-the-trouble-with-knossos/

    Not been to anywhere else in Greece for a few decades but I like walking and...
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    Sticky: As retired old fart I like doing IT stuff to keep...

    As retired old fart I like doing IT stuff to keep my few remaining brain cells working. Got me Karaoke things working now, youtube and local vid versions. Not as sophisticated as some you get online...
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    Sticky: Had an odd jscript problem. Looping through some...

    Had an odd jscript problem. Looping through some numbers extracted from a comma delimited string and all worked fine except for one number which it wouldn't recognise as a number, had to do a *1....
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    Sticky: Used to live in Bromley that has a plaque in his...

    Used to live in Bromley that has a plaque in his honour. He didn't like it much apparently. Probably cos I didn't live there then.

    War of the words: How H G Wells snubbed Bromley | The Independent
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    Watching rise of the Nazis on BBC last night....

    Watching rise of the Nazis on BBC last night. Nothing changes.

    I'm not suggesting our political leaders are comparable to Adolph, it's just all the intrigue and plotting behind the scenes that...
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    Google has the answer. Should've been ar*ed to...

    Google has the answer. Should've been ar*ed to look it up before.

    Strange Circles of Light Explained | Live Science
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    One positive I've never seen mentioned on climate...

    One positive I've never seen mentioned on climate change is that the warmer it gets the less we will need to heat our houses. When the air temperature reaches 1600'C we'll even be able to make steel...
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    Sticky: Cooking is much harder than rocket science!

    Cooking is much harder than rocket science!
  34. Only 123 reg domain I've got is xoggoth.org. My...

    Only 123 reg domain I've got is xoggoth.org. My small business co.uk site is with another provider fortunately.
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    Sticky: Still struggling to do me own cooking. Maybe...

    Still struggling to do me own cooking. Maybe common recipes are one reason why so many are overweight. Found various recipes that state they serve 4 people, and have divided everything in half so...
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    Wow. 2 pages of comments re cr*p. Probably first...

    Wow. 2 pages of comments re cr*p. Probably first xoggoth post ever to get >2 comments. Perhaps I will dig up the path. Maybe an angel is guiding me to sacred scriptures, as with Joseph Smith. I could...
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    Aaaagh NO!!! Trying to avoid tucking into the hot...

    Aaaagh NO!!! Trying to avoid tucking into the hot cross buns.
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    Very trivial but odd

    I have a standard square double glazed window in my office but when the morning sun comes up over the trees behind the reflection on the lawn is of a circle with a cross on it. Anybody got any ideas...
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    There are places where you can bathe in mud pools...

    There are places where you can bathe in mud pools for supposedly beneficial health reasons. Was one in place I went with loony lady friend, forget where it was now. Yuch. Left her to it and I went...
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    Sticky: Oh dear.

    Walking with loony lady friend today and picked up a small shiny canister in the grass. Had no idea what it was. Turns out it's laughing gas!
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    Sticky: Oddity. I have normal double glazed windows but...

    Oddity. I have normal double glazed windows but when the sun comes up over the trees, the reflection from my office window shows as a circle with a cross on it on the lawn. Camera was out of battery...
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    Sticky: Some of these free APIs are rather good. Do...

    Some of these free APIs are rather good. Do Karaoke on Mondays and sometimes can only find Karaoke versions of songs without any lyrics, so knocked up some jscript using a Youtube API example. Gets...
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    Sticky: Was looking for a place on Google Street View and...

    Was looking for a place on Google Street View and there was a nice young lady on a road. Needless to say I could not resist putting the mouse pointer on her bum. Can I get arrested for that?
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    Sticky: Lots of garden spiders making webs in garden at...

    Lots of garden spiders making webs in garden at mo, doing all I can to avoid damaging them. Glad its' not just me who is fond of spiders and other little things.
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    Some scams are getting worryingly convincing....

    Some scams are getting worryingly convincing. Fortunately only been scammed out of about £2 so far when I phoned a premium rate line re what I thought was a genuine enquiry to our website.
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    Sure it was just a coincidence but my late bro in...

    Sure it was just a coincidence but my late bro in law had a birthmark on his arm that was virtually identical to the one I've got.
  47. Thread: "BT" Helpdesk

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    2 more such calls today! **** nuisances!

    2 more such calls today! **** nuisances!
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    Sticky: Funny coincidence, I put too much smoked paprika...

    Funny coincidence, I put too much smoked paprika in the potato/sausage soup thingy I made tonight. Tasted more like a curry. May just get the hang of cooking before I snuff it.
  49. Indeed. Many more low grade jobs will become...

    Indeed. Many more low grade jobs will become obsolete in future as technology takes over and that will be a big problem. Inequality is a greater driver of crime than poverty on its own for some...
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    Same here. Maybe updating to this latest version...

    Same here. Maybe updating to this latest version will fix the problem as notepad appears to be a core part of Windows. Check "About Notepad" and it shows the Windows version.
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