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by jack
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Your Fave Artists
Topic: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?
Replies: 3547
Views: 358365

Re: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?

Brilliant video about the birth of electronic music in the UK... especially love the bits with David Cockerell - brilliant engineer... Dave Brock! Who didn't love Stacia Blake... NSFW after 18:00 At 20:21, there's a brief glimpse of what I believe to be a DEC PDP 8/E on the far left hand side... all...
by jack
Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Neil Innes
Replies: 20
Views: 641

Re: Neil Innes

I loved the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band...

Which reminds me, Viv Stanshall & Sir Henry Rawlinson of Rawlinson's End... (and Scrotum, his wrinkled old retainer)
by jack
Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 11085
Views: 880874

Re: Nothing In Particular

We were still using a VMS cluster for some cartography work until just a couple of years ago. I loved OpenVMS - it'd run forever - not unusual to see system uptimes in the order of several years. I worked for DEC in several countries doing real-time and graphics hardware design and OpenVMS drivers ...
by jack
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 11085
Views: 880874

Re: Nothing In Particular

Never did Greenham, but have done plenty of protest marching.

As you say, just terrifying for the targets! Makes us all feel sanctimonious and smug though and an excellent opportunity to virtue signal 🙌🤔

Our kids were on their first marches pretty much as soon as they could walk.
by jack
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 11085
Views: 880874

Re: Nothing In Particular

Ah well, just got to get on with it and in between 'the chores' go into a trance about me and my dad when I was a little boy.... Reading has its charm but one has to dig about a little. Eons ago (1983) I worked in reading for DEC (subsumed into Compaq, then HP) in the charmingly named Worton Grange...
by jack
Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 11085
Views: 880874

Re: Nothing In Particular

I'm in Reading looking after a very fragile father. The rest of the ( step ) family have buggered off to Poland. So dutiful son, who cares, is doing the chores etc etc. Commiserations. My mother was 94 yesterday. Doesn't look a day over 110... Bit frail but still knows most of the 1,2&3 digit prime...
by jack
Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.
Replies: 2254
Views: 219346

Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Lovely 👍
by jack
Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 11085
Views: 880874

Re: Nothing In Particular

andrew Ivimey wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 3:39 pm
summer is a comin'in, oh yeah...
Shouldn't that be in the "A little light humour" thread?
by jack
Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.
Replies: 2254
Views: 219346

Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Top work Ray - you're showing us all how it's done!
by jack
Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.
Replies: 2254
Views: 219346

Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Back on the bike. I'm lardy 👍😀

Only about 60km and 1,500ft of climbing, but quite gentle...
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by jack
Thu Dec 26, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Jokes
Topic: A little light humour
Replies: 1710
Views: 276622

Re: A little light humour

Heard on Radio 2:
It's not the Christmas Day number ones you need to worry about, it's the Boxing Day number twos...
by jack
Thu Dec 26, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 11085
Views: 880874

Re: Nothing In Particular

Listening to the cricket (England vs South Africa) and just noticed that I must have been online for too long - I know tests go on a while, but this is taking the piss!!
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by jack
Wed Dec 25, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Merry Christmas Everybody
Replies: 18
Views: 679

Re: Merry Christmas Everybody

!عيد ميلاد مجيد للكل

Have a great day!
by jack
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 11085
Views: 880874

Re: Nothing In Particular

Dungeness at dawn this morning...
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by jack
Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Jokes
Topic: A little light humour
Replies: 1710
Views: 276622

Re: A little light humour

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