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  1. Thrustmaster came through. Spring arrived and fitted. Spent last 3-4 hours tearing through the Belgian countryside.

    1. joeatari1


      Nice bike.  I personally want a Bonneville T100 myself.  I need a new car first.  Though I am approaching midlife crisis age and a motorcycle would be just the thing!

  2. Whoever decided that there should be no more than 24 hours in a day needs shooting.😡

    1. carlsson


      Move to Mars and you'll get an extra 39 minutes. Move to Venus and you'll get an extra ~14500 hours per day.

  3. Watching a documentary on BBC about the time one of the local bridges burnt down.

  4. In other news, the ship's gone! It was there this morning but the wind's picked up so probably moved somewhere safer.

  5. Wife has suspected Covid. Waiting for the test kit to come through. Oh well, 14 days of quarantine to look forwards to.

  6. Just chilling out with a glass of Trooper.

    1. GoldLeader


      Do you by chance mean the Iron Maiden Beer?  I had some friends bring over a 4 pack once and we all tried it...

    2. Tickled_Pink


      Yep. That's the one.

  7. Random thought: "What does God need with a starship?" So, whenever someone tells you they're doing God's work, perhaps you should be asking "what does God need with someone doing his work for him? Can't he do it himself?"

  8. That ship is still there. Must be 2 weeks now.

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    2. Cafeman


      not allowed to dock due to covid?


    3. Tickled_Pink


      @Cafeman - That's the only thing I can think of. But the port here is a ferry port. And that aint no ferry. You do see merchant ships pass by on a daily basis, presumably from Liverpool to Ireland, or perhaps even to the US. It's getting to the point where I just want to grab a dinghy and row out there to ask them!

    4. Tickled_Pink


      @Magmavision2000 - They came, they stayed 400 years, and then they were kicked out. They try that again and we'll give them another kicking.

  9. Think my daughter would fit right into the Q continuum.

    1. save2600


      ...because she's everywhere you don't want her to be?  lol

  10. Four hours' sleep. That's gonna sting by the end of the day.

    1. BydoEmpire


      When that happens to me I'm usually good until about 4 or 5pm, then I definitely crash.  It depends, and sometimes I get a second wind.  I have learned over the years to not overcompensate with too much extra coffee - the crash is twice as bad.  Hang in there!

  11. Just noticed that my Epson printer needs a little retro-briting. But it's only a few years old. So I need to make a batch of new-ish brite.

  12. Sat in the car, on a sunny day, browsing AA while waiting for wife to come out of the doc's. Should have brought a beer.

  13. Ending of Clone Wars still playing on my mind. Couldn't work out when the final scene took place. But it's actually pretty obvious.

  14. New Dell Inspiron landed this morning. Cheapest Windows laptop with a 10th gen Intel I could find. It feels much snappier than I expected.

    1. S1500


      I just bought a G3 laptop. So far so good.

    2. Rick Dangerous

      Rick Dangerous

      Dude; you got a Dell! 

    3. Tickled_Pink


      @Rick Dangerous Yep. First one ever. Of course, the screen colours are a bit washed out, probably a TN panel, but it's bright enough. Like I said, performance seems good so you can't go wrong for the price if you just want a Windows workhorse.

  15. I have a great view outside my office window. We live on a housing estate on the top of a hill. At the back of the house there's fields and the Irish sea. A single merchant ship has been anchored off the coast for days. Odd.

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    2. Magmavision2000


      As much as I want to live in a big city, I would kill for a view like that! 

    3. Tickled_Pink



      Mystery ship. Still there.

    4. Tickled_Pink


      @Magmavision2000- Both our girls were born in a city. Moved back to the area I grew up in 2009. Youngest hates cities (lack of horses 😂 and too much concrete). Eldest wants to eventually go back to Cardiff primarily because everything's closer and she won't need to learn to drive.

  16. Fun fact: When Lord Nelson died, he was 5 feet tall. His statue in London is 15 feet tall. That's Horatio of 3:1.

  17. 😲😲😲: That moment when you check your emails in the morning and find 25 messages from GitHub warning you of security vulnerabilities in your project.

  18. Got a text message earlier saying that sales of the premium tickets for the 2020 Grand National end tomorrow. Not sure if it's a scam ... 🙄

  19. Sounds like Elon's bored again. Someone give him some Lego.

  20. Why is it that it still feels like a cliffhanger even though you know the characters survive anyway?

    1. eddhell


      20 years ago, I would have said "good acting/great writers," but that doesn't pertain to Hollyweird anymore...

    2. eddhell


      seems like with all the sex scandals in the film industry, the cliff is not what they were hanging onto...

  21. Three times I've watched the previous episode of Clone Wars. Three times I've been blown away by it.

  22. They removed visual SQL Database designer, they removed visual Entity Framework designer and they removed a GUI-based client-side library manager from VS. Why is everything a backward fucking step with them? Fuck you, real Microsoft. 😡

    1. Keatah


      They just got a bunch of random schmucks doing directionless things over and over. Sure it's gonna devolve.

    2. carlsson


      Haha, the company who once made Visual popular through VB etc now some 25 years later goes unvisual!

    3. Tickled_Pink


      That's exactly how I feel about them at the moment. Remember when they were pushing one version of Windows as the CLI killer? Boy, how things have changed. Before long, developers who don't want to have to type everything in will be switching to Linux!

  23. "Your Email Account will be temporary suspended on 3-05-2020 due to inactivity. You're getting this email to make sure we are not wrong." Of course you are. Fuck you, fake Microsoft.

    1. carlsson


      If I got $0.01 for every fake cPanel email spam I have received in the past few weeks, I would be rich.

    2. eddhell


      I'm getting LESS phone solicitors and MORE scammer e-mails since the outbreak...

  24. I'm with Grievous. The Jedi were dicks.

    1. Stephen


      What have the bloody Jedi ever done for us?

  25. The five most terrifying words in the English language ... I ... know ... where ... you ... live.

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    2. frankodragon



    3. Tickled_Pink


      @Joe C. After much more of this lockdown that'll be the five most exciting words in the English language. 😂

    4. atari2600land


      Somewhere in Wales, right?

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