Discussion:
Aurora?
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Paul C
2003-10-29 21:07:24 UTC
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Are any of you lot getting to see the aurora tonight? Nothing but
cloud here, but there are reports of it being visible all round the
UK?

Poleson?
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Victoria Barrett
2003-10-29 21:11:46 UTC
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Post by Paul C
Are any of you lot getting to see the aurora tonight?
I had an Aunt Aurora. It's one of those old-woman names one doesn't
hear anymore of, like Nancy, Beryl and Mikey.
Post by Paul C
Nothing but
cloud here, but there are reports of it being visible all round the
UK?
No aurora visible in this southern part of the earth, however, if you
give me a moment, I can pull up the blinds and you can have a peak at
me in my bath.
Post by Paul C
Poleson?
Yes?
Paul C
2003-10-29 21:19:19 UTC
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On Wed, 29 Oct 2003 16:11:46 -0500, Victoria Barrett
Post by Victoria Barrett
Post by Paul C
Are any of you lot getting to see the aurora tonight?
I had an Aunt Aurora. It's one of those old-woman names one doesn't
hear anymore of, like Nancy, Beryl and Mikey.
Post by Paul C
Nothing but
cloud here, but there are reports of it being visible all round the
UK?
No aurora visible in this southern part of the earth, however, if you
give me a moment, I can pull up the blinds and you can have a peak at
me in my bath.
I'm just adjusting my Hubble telescope. Ah yes.

This is what you are missing in Llantwit Major tonight.

http://www.yllain.com/pages/PA290045.html
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Allen Parkes
2003-10-29 22:48:10 UTC
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Post by Paul C
This is what you are missing in Llantwit Major tonight.
http://www.yllain.com/pages/PA290045.html
That's stunning. Fuck.

Al
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Paul C
2003-10-29 23:36:35 UTC
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On Wed, 29 Oct 2003 22:48:10 GMT, Allen Parkes
Post by Allen Parkes
Post by Paul C
This is what you are missing in Llantwit Major tonight.
http://www.yllain.com/pages/PA290045.html
That's stunning. Fuck.
And from Coleraine

Loading Image...
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Paul
Cypher
2003-10-30 04:55:11 UTC
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Post by Paul C
On Wed, 29 Oct 2003 22:48:10 GMT, Allen Parkes
Post by Allen Parkes
Post by Paul C
This is what you are missing in Llantwit Major tonight.
http://www.yllain.com/pages/PA290045.html
That's stunning. Fuck.
And from Coleraine
http://www.mtullett.plus.com/29a-oct/29-oct%20053.jpg
Someone must've rumbled the Gaffer before he got the other letters up
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SjT
2003-10-30 14:34:15 UTC
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Post by Paul C
I'm just adjusting my Hubble telescope. Ah yes.
This is what you are missing in Llantwit Major tonight.
http://www.yllain.com/pages/PA290045.html
Wow, thats quite amazing, nature never fails to please does it?
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SjT
2003-10-30 14:37:00 UTC
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Post by Paul C
This is what you are missing in Llantwit Major tonight.
http://www.yllain.com/pages/PA290045.html
Do you need some special filters to capture them?

or is that how it looks to the naked eye?

im fascinated

Loading Image...
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Paul C
2003-10-30 16:23:57 UTC
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Post by SjT
Post by Paul C
This is what you are missing in Llantwit Major tonight.
http://www.yllain.com/pages/PA290045.html
Do you need some special filters to capture them?
Just a long exposure - which my digicam can't do.
Post by SjT
or is that how it looks to the naked eye?
im fascinated
What I saw last night wasn't as bright as the pictures suggest. A lot
depends on light pollution, so if you're in a an area with little
man-made light you could well see something like the photos.

What I saw was largely grey with tinges of green and red. There was
almost a searchlight effect from the horizon to overhead.

You should look at some of the photos taken in light-free areas such
as Alaska like these
http://www.geo.mtu.edu/weather/aurora/images/aurora/jan.curtis/index3.html
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SjT
2003-10-31 14:47:42 UTC
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Post by Paul C
Post by SjT
Do you need some special filters to capture them?
Just a long exposure - which my digicam can't do.
hmmm, but 'what' are they exactly? and when do they appear?! Im all
confused..
Post by Paul C
What I saw was largely grey with tinges of green and red. There was
almost a searchlight effect from the horizon to overhead.
I want to see these!

I live in the country, there aint fuck all light polution near me if i
travel 5 miles where they sell their sisters for food.

And ive not seen these once! :(
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Paul C
2003-10-31 16:36:38 UTC
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Post by SjT
Post by Paul C
Post by SjT
Do you need some special filters to capture them?
Just a long exposure - which my digicam can't do.
hmmm, but 'what' are they exactly? and when do they appear?! Im all
confused..
Christ knows what they are, apart from being particles emitted by the
sun, but you see aurorae with the naked eye. No photographic filters
are required. I had thought that some of the photos I had linked to
had been enhanced as a result of long exposures, but no, the guy who
took the Coleraine photos reckoned the colours were actually more
vivid when viewed with the naked eye than when they were portrayed in
the photos.

The aurora was visible again last night here once the clouds had
cleared. At midnight, there was a searchlight effect towards the
western horixon, and overhead there were large patches of pink in the
sky.

Mind you, I'd had a few glasses of vino tinto.
Post by SjT
Post by Paul C
What I saw was largely grey with tinges of green and red. There was
almost a searchlight effect from the horizon to overhead.
I want to see these!
I live in the country, there aint fuck all light polution near me if i
travel 5 miles where they sell their sisters for food.
And ive not seen these once! :(
I dunno where you live, but it's pretty rare for an aurora to be seen
as far south as England. On the other hand, to Shetlanders like
Poleson, they're common.

If the sky is clear tonight go outside a couple of hours after
nightfall, let your eyes become accustomed to the dark - say 10 mins -
and then look towards the north/north west horizon and slowly lift
your gaze until you are looking overhead. Don't expect to see any
vivid colours, unless you are lucky, but look for a slightly
illuminated whispy grey cloudlike effect, perhaps 'dancing about' a
little.
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James Cook
2003-10-31 20:54:52 UTC
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Post by Paul C
Christ knows what they are, apart from being particles emitted by the
sun, but you see aurorae with the naked eye.
Streams of charged particles colliding with the Earth's magnetosphere IIRC.
Post by Paul C
Post by SjT
Post by Paul C
What I saw was largely grey with tinges of green and red. There was
almost a searchlight effect from the horizon to overhead.
I want to see these!
I live in the country, there aint fuck all light polution near me if i
travel 5 miles where they sell their sisters for food.
And ive not seen these once! :(
I dunno where you live, but it's pretty rare for an aurora to be seen
as far south as England. On the other hand, to Shetlanders like
Poleson, they're common.
Highly unlikely as Paul says and you will also need to travel a good sight
more than 5 miles out of town to really reduce your light pollution,
Joe Horowitz
2003-10-31 21:35:22 UTC
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Post by James Cook
Post by Paul C
Christ knows what they are, apart from being particles emitted by the
sun, but you see aurorae with the naked eye.
Streams of charged particles colliding with the Earth's magnetosphere IIRC.
Jeez, James, could you be any more cunty?

Joe
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James Cook
2003-10-31 21:42:16 UTC
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Post by Joe Horowitz
Post by James Cook
Post by Paul C
Christ knows what they are, apart from being particles emitted by the
sun, but you see aurorae with the naked eye.
Streams of charged particles colliding with the Earth's magnetosphere IIRC.
Jeez, James, could you be any more cunty?
Oh Joe, you're so kind, I can be much much more cunty.

But then you knew that already, didn't you.
Joe Horowitz
2003-10-31 22:57:58 UTC
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Post by James Cook
Post by Joe Horowitz
Jeez, James, could you be any more cunty?
Oh Joe, you're so kind, I can be much much more cunty.
But then you knew that already, didn't you.
Granted. Mrs XXXX turning out to be none other than our own James Cook, in a dress,
with his todger tucked between his legs, though? Never saw that coming. Never in a
million years.

I just thought she didn't exist at all.

Joe
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James Cook
2003-10-31 22:56:06 UTC
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Post by Joe Horowitz
Post by James Cook
Post by Joe Horowitz
Jeez, James, could you be any more cunty?
Oh Joe, you're so kind, I can be much much more cunty.
But then you knew that already, didn't you.
Granted. Mrs XXXX turning out to be none other than our own James Cook, in a dress,
with his todger tucked between his legs, though? Never saw that coming.
Never in a
Post by Joe Horowitz
million years.
I just thought she didn't exist at all.
I'm ashamed to say I just LOL'd.
Joe Horowitz
2003-11-01 00:42:27 UTC
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Post by James Cook
Post by Joe Horowitz
Granted. Mrs XXXX turning out to be none other than our own James Cook,
in a dress, with his todger tucked between his legs, though? Never saw that
coming.
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Post by Joe Horowitz
Never in a million years.
I just thought she didn't exist at all.
I'm ashamed to say I just LOL'd.
Gay bastard.

You'll be trying to lick my balls next.

Joe
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Serious Tiger
2003-11-01 09:06:08 UTC
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On Sat, 1 Nov 2003 00:42:27 -0000, "Joe Horowitz"
Post by Joe Horowitz
Gay bastard.
You'll be trying to lick my balls next.
Don't do that. I saw a programme the other night about how we all have too much
salt in our diet. Scary stuff.


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Ben Nunn
2003-11-05 17:50:57 UTC
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Post by Serious Tiger
On Sat, 1 Nov 2003 00:42:27 -0000, "Joe Horowitz"
Post by Joe Horowitz
Gay bastard.
You'll be trying to lick my balls next.
Don't do that. I saw a programme the other night about how we all have too much
salt in our diet. Scary stuff.
I try not to look at the sodium content when I'm eating kullrad's glans pie.
Scary indeed.

BTN
SjT
2003-11-03 14:01:08 UTC
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Post by Paul C
I dunno where you live, but it's pretty rare for an aurora to be seen
as far south as England. On the other hand, to Shetlanders like
Poleson, they're common.
Feck

This is the 2nd time in my life ive really wanted to live up north
(The 1st was when i considered that we are more likely to be
hit/bombed by missiles in the south in the event of a serious war).

Ive always heard about northen lights, but ive only ever known them as
being drugs, i didnt realise they were more magical.

Shitting hell, how do they dance?!
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Robert Poleson
2003-11-03 15:10:49 UTC
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Post by SjT
Post by Paul C
I dunno where you live, but it's pretty rare for an aurora to be seen
as far south as England. On the other hand, to Shetlanders like
Poleson, they're common.
Feck
This is the 2nd time in my life ive really wanted to live up north
(The 1st was when i considered that we are more likely to be
hit/bombed by missiles in the south in the event of a serious war).
Shetland would probably be a prime target for missiles in
the event of a major war. What with the cunting big oil
terminal and that.
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Paul C
2003-11-03 16:52:37 UTC
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Post by Robert Poleson
Post by SjT
Post by Paul C
I dunno where you live, but it's pretty rare for an aurora to be seen
as far south as England. On the other hand, to Shetlanders like
Poleson, they're common.
Feck
This is the 2nd time in my life ive really wanted to live up north
(The 1st was when i considered that we are more likely to be
hit/bombed by missiles in the south in the event of a serious war).
Shetland would probably be a prime target for missiles in
the event of a major war. What with the cunting big oil
terminal and that.
So would a little place about 20 miles from here, were all Britain's
nuclear weapons are stored. Bastards.
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Joe Horowitz
2003-11-03 16:58:39 UTC
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Post by Paul C
Post by Robert Poleson
Post by SjT
Post by Paul C
I dunno where you live, but it's pretty rare for an aurora to be seen
as far south as England. On the other hand, to Shetlanders like
Poleson, they're common.
Feck
This is the 2nd time in my life ive really wanted to live up north
(The 1st was when i considered that we are more likely to be
hit/bombed by missiles in the south in the event of a serious war).
Shetland would probably be a prime target for missiles in
the event of a major war. What with the cunting big oil
terminal and that.
So would a little place about 20 miles from here, were all Britain's
nuclear weapons are stored. Bastards.
There's nothing anywhere near Mull, is there? That's where I'm headed if the shit
starts approaching the fan.

Joe
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Robert Poleson
2003-11-03 17:17:54 UTC
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Post by Joe Horowitz
Post by Paul C
Post by Robert Poleson
Shetland would probably be a prime target for missiles in
the event of a major war. What with the cunting big oil
terminal and that.
So would a little place about 20 miles from here, were all Britain's
nuclear weapons are stored. Bastards.
There's nothing anywhere near Mull, is there? That's where I'm headed if the shit
starts approaching the fan.
There must be something, considering how fast they restock
the pub.
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Joe Horowitz
2003-11-03 22:28:11 UTC
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Post by Robert Poleson
Post by Joe Horowitz
Post by Paul C
So would a little place about 20 miles from here, were all Britain's
nuclear weapons are stored. Bastards.
There's nothing anywhere near Mull, is there? That's where I'm headed if the shit
starts approaching the fan.
There must be something, considering how fast they restock
the pub.
I did warn them you were coming, Rob, and so they ordered double quantities of
everything. In retrospect, they should have made it triple.

Joe
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Robert Poleson
2003-11-04 15:48:30 UTC
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Post by Joe Horowitz
Post by Robert Poleson
Post by Joe Horowitz
Post by Paul C
So would a little place about 20 miles from here, were all Britain's
nuclear weapons are stored. Bastards.
There's nothing anywhere near Mull, is there? That's where I'm headed if the
shit
Post by Robert Poleson
Post by Joe Horowitz
starts approaching the fan.
There must be something, considering how fast they restock
the pub.
I did warn them you were coming, Rob, and so they ordered double quantities of
everything. In retrospect, they should have made it triple.
Good job I only popped in for half an hour, then.
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Joe Horowitz
2003-11-04 22:36:45 UTC
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Post by Robert Poleson
Post by Joe Horowitz
Post by Robert Poleson
There must be something, considering how fast they restock
the pub.
I did warn them you were coming, Rob, and so they ordered double quantities of
everything. In retrospect, they should have made it triple.
Good job I only popped in for half an hour, then.
Yes, very lucky indeed for them. Not so lucky, however, for McGoughans just up the
road, who saw you stumble into the Mishnish and breathed a sigh of relief. They
haven't ordered any extra of anything.

Joe
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Robert Poleson
2003-11-04 22:45:04 UTC
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Post by Joe Horowitz
Post by Robert Poleson
Post by Joe Horowitz
Post by Robert Poleson
There must be something, considering how fast they restock
the pub.
I did warn them you were coming, Rob, and so they ordered double quantities of
everything. In retrospect, they should have made it triple.
Good job I only popped in for half an hour, then.
Yes, very lucky indeed for them. Not so lucky, however, for McGoughans just up the
road, who saw you stumble into the Mishnish and breathed a sigh of relief. They
haven't ordered any extra of anything.
Tell them I'll be along in a minute.
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Joe Horowitz
2003-11-04 23:35:56 UTC
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Post by Robert Poleson
Post by Joe Horowitz
Yes, very lucky indeed for them. Not so lucky, however, for McGoughans just up
the road, who saw you stumble into the Mishnish and breathed a sigh of relief.
They
Post by Robert Poleson
Post by Joe Horowitz
haven't ordered any extra of anything.
Tell them I'll be along in a minute.
I've told them, and they're very honoured. Honoured, and scared.

Joe
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Paul C
2003-11-04 22:48:40 UTC
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On Tue, 4 Nov 2003 22:36:45 -0000, "Joe Horowitz"
Post by Joe Horowitz
Post by Robert Poleson
Post by Joe Horowitz
Post by Robert Poleson
There must be something, considering how fast they restock
the pub.
I did warn them you were coming, Rob, and so they ordered double quantities of
everything. In retrospect, they should have made it triple.
Good job I only popped in for half an hour, then.
Yes, very lucky indeed for them. Not so lucky, however, for McGoughans just up the
road, who saw you stumble into the Mishnish and breathed a sigh of relief. They
haven't ordered any extra of anything.
Was this an official Macjamboree?
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Joe Horowitz
2003-11-04 23:37:43 UTC
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Post by Paul C
On Tue, 4 Nov 2003 22:36:45 -0000, "Joe Horowitz"
Post by Joe Horowitz
Post by Robert Poleson
Good job I only popped in for half an hour, then.
Yes, very lucky indeed for them. Not so lucky, however, for McGoughans just up
the road, who saw you stumble into the Mishnish and breathed a sigh of relief.
They haven't ordered any extra of anything.
Was this an official Macjamboree?
Not really, no. It started off as me trying not to get into a fight with some other
Scottish cunt because I stay in the guest room, and ended up as me buying Poleson
everything in a bar, twice. Expensive times.

Joe
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Paul C
2003-11-04 23:47:43 UTC
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On Tue, 4 Nov 2003 23:37:43 -0000, "Joe Horowitz"
Post by Joe Horowitz
Post by Paul C
On Tue, 4 Nov 2003 22:36:45 -0000, "Joe Horowitz"
Post by Joe Horowitz
Post by Robert Poleson
Good job I only popped in for half an hour, then.
Yes, very lucky indeed for them. Not so lucky, however, for McGoughans just up
the road, who saw you stumble into the Mishnish and breathed a sigh of relief.
They haven't ordered any extra of anything.
Was this an official Macjamboree?
Not really, no. It started off as me trying not to get into a fight with some other
Scottish cunt because I stay in the guest room, and ended up as me buying Poleson
everything in a bar, twice. Expensive times.
That's all right then. It was just that I couldn't recall Poleson's
Jamboree ban being rescinded.

I know mine hasn't been.


Speaking of Poleson, here's a recommendation:

Safeway Vatted Malt - 8-year-old Single Malt.

Honestly.
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Serious Tiger
2003-11-05 00:05:16 UTC
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Post by Paul C
On Tue, 4 Nov 2003 23:37:43 -0000, "Joe Horowitz"
Post by Joe Horowitz
Post by Paul C
On Tue, 4 Nov 2003 22:36:45 -0000, "Joe Horowitz"
Post by Joe Horowitz
Post by Robert Poleson
Good job I only popped in for half an hour, then.
Yes, very lucky indeed for them. Not so lucky, however, for McGoughans just up
the road, who saw you stumble into the Mishnish and breathed a sigh of relief.
They haven't ordered any extra of anything.
Was this an official Macjamboree?
Not really, no. It started off as me trying not to get into a fight with some other
Scottish cunt because I stay in the guest room, and ended up as me buying Poleson
everything in a bar, twice. Expensive times.
That's all right then. It was just that I couldn't recall Poleson's
Jamboree ban being rescinded.
I know mine hasn't been.
Safeway Vatted Malt - 8-year-old Single Malt.
Honestly.
Really?

I fear you may be pissed again, you old twat.


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Robert Poleson
2003-11-05 00:22:54 UTC
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Post by Robert Poleson
Post by Paul C
Safeway Vatted Malt - 8-year-old Single Malt.
Honestly.
Really? How much is a bottle?
Really?
I fear you may be pissed again, you old twat.
My question is: who has their priorities right here?
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Serious Tiger
2003-11-05 00:33:18 UTC
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Post by Robert Poleson
Post by Robert Poleson
Post by Paul C
Safeway Vatted Malt - 8-year-old Single Malt.
Honestly.
Really? How much is a bottle?
Really?
I fear you may be pissed again, you old twat.
My question is: who has their priorities right here?
Quality over price, always.

Unless you drink enough that you wouldn't notice if it was meths.

So we were both right, in fact.


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Robert Poleson
2003-11-05 00:59:36 UTC
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On Wed, 5 Nov 2003 00:33:18 +0000 (UTC), Serious Tiger
Post by Serious Tiger
Post by Robert Poleson
Post by Robert Poleson
Post by Paul C
Safeway Vatted Malt - 8-year-old Single Malt.
Honestly.
Really? How much is a bottle?
Really?
I fear you may be pissed again, you old twat.
My question is: who has their priorities right here?
Quality over price, always.
Unless you drink enough that you wouldn't notice if it was meths.
So we were both right, in fact.
Actually, the correct answer was Paul C, as he already had
whisky.
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Paul C
2003-11-05 00:26:14 UTC
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On Wed, 5 Nov 2003 00:05:16 +0000 (UTC), Serious Tiger
Post by Robert Poleson
Post by Paul C
On Tue, 4 Nov 2003 23:37:43 -0000, "Joe Horowitz"
Post by Joe Horowitz
Post by Paul C
On Tue, 4 Nov 2003 22:36:45 -0000, "Joe Horowitz"
Post by Joe Horowitz
Post by Robert Poleson
Good job I only popped in for half an hour, then.
Yes, very lucky indeed for them. Not so lucky, however, for McGoughans just up
the road, who saw you stumble into the Mishnish and breathed a sigh of relief.
They haven't ordered any extra of anything.
Was this an official Macjamboree?
Not really, no. It started off as me trying not to get into a fight with some other
Scottish cunt because I stay in the guest room, and ended up as me buying Poleson
everything in a bar, twice. Expensive times.
That's all right then. It was just that I couldn't recall Poleson's
Jamboree ban being rescinded.
I know mine hasn't been.
Safeway Vatted Malt - 8-year-old Single Malt.
Honestly.
Really?
I fear you may be pissed again, you old twat.
Absolutely - I told you it was good.
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Robert Poleson
2003-11-05 00:11:43 UTC
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Post by Paul C
Safeway Vatted Malt - 8-year-old Single Malt.
Honestly.
Really? How much is a bottle?
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Paul C
2003-11-05 00:28:55 UTC
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Post by Robert Poleson
Post by Paul C
Safeway Vatted Malt - 8-year-old Single Malt.
Honestly.
Really? How much is a bottle?
According to the family shopper, £10-£11 on special offer. Now that
can't be bad.
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Robert Poleson
2003-11-05 00:58:16 UTC
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Post by Paul C
Post by Robert Poleson
Post by Paul C
Safeway Vatted Malt - 8-year-old Single Malt.
Honestly.
Really? How much is a bottle?
According to the family shopper, £10-£11 on special offer. Now that
can't be bad.
Interesting. Very interesting.
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rob at rjp.clara.net
Joe Horowitz
2003-11-06 18:34:30 UTC
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Post by Paul C
On Tue, 4 Nov 2003 23:37:43 -0000, "Joe Horowitz"
Post by Joe Horowitz
Not really, no. It started off as me trying not to get into a fight with some other
Scottish cunt because I stay in the guest room, and ended up as me buying Poleson
everything in a bar, twice. Expensive times.
That's all right then. It was just that I couldn't recall Poleson's
Jamboree ban being rescinded.
You couldn't recall?
Post by Paul C
Safeway Vatted Malt - 8-year-old Single Malt.
Ah.

Joe
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Paul C
2003-11-03 17:53:31 UTC
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On Mon, 3 Nov 2003 16:58:39 -0000, "Joe Horowitz"
Post by Joe Horowitz
Post by Paul C
Post by Robert Poleson
Post by SjT
Post by Paul C
I dunno where you live, but it's pretty rare for an aurora to be seen
as far south as England. On the other hand, to Shetlanders like
Poleson, they're common.
Feck
This is the 2nd time in my life ive really wanted to live up north
(The 1st was when i considered that we are more likely to be
hit/bombed by missiles in the south in the event of a serious war).
Shetland would probably be a prime target for missiles in
the event of a major war. What with the cunting big oil
terminal and that.
So would a little place about 20 miles from here, were all Britain's
nuclear weapons are stored. Bastards.
There's nothing anywhere near Mull, is there? That's where I'm headed if the shit
starts approaching the fan.
Put it this way, Mull is about 35 miles from the biggest nuclear
arsenal in Europe.

When the nuclear war starts, you might be better off staying in
Bristol.

You'll notice the nuclear stockpile isn't in Croydon or Ipswich or
Wantage. Oh no. Too bloody dangerous. They just stick 'em all in
Scotland - 25 miles from the country's largest city.

Bastards. No wonder Scots hate the fucking English ..... allegedly.
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Moog
2003-11-03 21:49:50 UTC
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"Paul C" prodded a turd in uk.sport.football on Mon, 03 Nov
Post by Paul C
Post by Joe Horowitz
There's nothing anywhere near Mull, is there? That's where
I'm headed if the shit starts approaching the fan.
Put it this way, Mull is about 35 miles from the biggest
nuclear arsenal in Europe.
When the nuclear war starts, you might be better off staying
in Bristol.
You'll notice the nuclear stockpile isn't in Croydon or
Ipswich or Wantage. Oh no. Too bloody dangerous. They just
stick 'em all in Scotland - 25 miles from the country's
largest city.
Bastards. No wonder Scots hate the fucking English .....
allegedly.
Isn't that Faslane and Coulport? Weren't they originally set up
by the Americans during the cold war?

Just thinking aloud Paul.
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Moog
Paul C
2003-11-03 22:32:44 UTC
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Post by Moog
"Paul C" prodded a turd in uk.sport.football on Mon, 03 Nov
Post by Paul C
Post by Joe Horowitz
There's nothing anywhere near Mull, is there? That's where
I'm headed if the shit starts approaching the fan.
Put it this way, Mull is about 35 miles from the biggest
nuclear arsenal in Europe.
When the nuclear war starts, you might be better off staying
in Bristol.
You'll notice the nuclear stockpile isn't in Croydon or
Ipswich or Wantage. Oh no. Too bloody dangerous. They just
stick 'em all in Scotland - 25 miles from the country's
largest city.
Bastards. No wonder Scots hate the fucking English .....
allegedly.
Isn't that Faslane and Coulport? Weren't they originally set up
by the Americans during the cold war?
Nearly.

The American base was in the Holy Loch near Dunoon. It was a submarine
base which serviced and loaded/unloaded nuclear weapons.

The Americans moved out in the early 1990s at the end of the Cold War.
Their withdrawal badly affected the economy of Dunoon which could have
passed for Hicksville USA during the Cold War.

Coulport is a massive underground facility where Britain's nuclear
weapons are stored, ready to be loaded onto the Trident submarines
whose base is Faslane.
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Paul
Moog
2003-11-05 21:37:18 UTC
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"Paul C" prodded a turd in uk.sport.football on Mon, 03 Nov
Post by Paul C
Coulport is a massive underground facility where Britain's
nuclear weapons are stored, ready to be loaded onto the
Trident submarines whose base is Faslane.
Cheers for that Paul. I was thouroughly mistaken then.

The last time I was up near Faslane, I had to close my eyes as
there were a load of scary, hairy bints winking at me. Mothers
for Nuclear Disarmament camping for peace or something!
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Moog
Paul C
2003-11-06 00:27:11 UTC
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Post by Moog
The last time I was up near Faslane, I had to close my eyes as
there were a load of scary, hairy bints winking at me. Mothers
for Nuclear Disarmament camping for peace or something!
They'd be Wimmin (allegedly) for ND
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Paul
Joe Horowitz
2003-11-03 22:36:22 UTC
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Post by Paul C
On Mon, 3 Nov 2003 16:58:39 -0000, "Joe Horowitz"
Post by Joe Horowitz
Post by Paul C
So would a little place about 20 miles from here, were all Britain's
nuclear weapons are stored. Bastards.
There's nothing anywhere near Mull, is there? That's where I'm headed if the shit
starts approaching the fan.
Put it this way, Mull is about 35 miles from the biggest nuclear
arsenal in Europe.
Bollocks. Although, that would be the South end of Mull, would it not? Making my
parents' house more like 60 miles away. Maybe we'd get a boat out to Lunga and live
an idyllic existence side-by-side with our new staple diet, puffins.
Post by Paul C
When the nuclear war starts, you might be better off staying in
Bristol.
Fuck that. The first thing any country would hope to do, in the event of war against
Britain, would be to cut off the cider supplies. Bristol is prime target.

Joe
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SjT
2003-11-04 08:50:39 UTC
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Post by Robert Poleson
Shetland would probably be a prime target for missiles in
the event of a major war. What with the cunting big oil
terminal and that.
Yes, but whats the chances of it actually getting there and not
landing short on me eh?!

Thats what ive considered.
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Robert Poleson
2003-11-04 15:51:40 UTC
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Post by SjT
Post by Robert Poleson
Shetland would probably be a prime target for missiles in
the event of a major war. What with the cunting big oil
terminal and that.
Yes, but whats the chances of it actually getting there and not
landing short on me eh?!
If you were Sir Benjamin Nunn I'd have to say the chances
were pretty good.
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James Cook
2003-11-03 22:41:45 UTC
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Post by SjT
Post by Paul C
I dunno where you live, but it's pretty rare for an aurora to be seen
as far south as England. On the other hand, to Shetlanders like
Poleson, they're common.
Feck
This is the 2nd time in my life ive really wanted to live up north
(The 1st was when i considered that we are more likely to be
hit/bombed by missiles in the south in the event of a serious war).
I worked with a woman once, in the late 80's. No, no, no, *she* wasn't 88,
it was 1988. Anyway, this big organisation I worked for at the time ran a
course in the basement of a big building in Westminster - this course was
titled "Home Defence" or something like that and it was all about the
implications of Non-Conventional Warfare and what is supposed to happen in
it's aftermath. Anyway, this woman went on this course and apparently for a
bit of a giggle the instructors would ask everyone where they came from in
London and then proceed to reel off the projected casualty rates for their
respective boroughs in the event of a full scale nuclear exchange. Imagine
my surprise when she went on to tell me that the particular London Borough
that we lived and worked in at the time had a projected immediate post
strike fatality/casualty rate of in excess of 90%. 90 fucking percent ? I
was shitting myself all the way to Glasnost I can tell you.
Demosthenes
2003-10-29 21:39:29 UTC
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On Wed, 29 Oct 2003 16:11:46 -0500, Victoria Barrett
Post by Victoria Barrett
No aurora visible in this southern part of the earth, however, if you
give me a moment, I can pull up the blinds and you can have a peak at
me in my bath.
Earth? ITWTCITD?

Demosthenes
Ben Nunn
2003-10-30 09:48:38 UTC
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Unless I'm very much mistaken, it was Victoria Barrett
Post by Victoria Barrett
Post by Paul C
Are any of you lot getting to see the aurora tonight?
I had an Aunt Aurora. It's one of those old-woman names one doesn't
hear anymore of, like Nancy, Beryl and Mikey.
Hmm... not in South London, it isn't.

When I was at school it was a very trendy name for a lot of the grungemob
conformists with the doped-up hippy parents.

My brother was friends with at least three 'Aurora's, two 'Serendipity's,
one 'Chakra' and a 'Mikey'.

BTN
Victoria Barrett
2003-10-30 19:05:10 UTC
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Post by Ben Nunn
Hmm... not in South London, it isn't.
When I was at school it was a very trendy name for a lot of the grungemob
conformists with the doped-up hippy parents.
My brother was friends with at least three 'Aurora's, two 'Serendipity's,
one 'Chakra' and a 'Mikey'.
Meanwhile, my friends were Tamzin, Tara, Pippa, and when I was 8
years-old, my "boyfriend" was Anatole.

Doped-up hippie parents all (Anatole's parents lived in a powder-blue
van), but apparently, even hippies have different backgrounds.

The moral of this story is: Name your child Mikey. Regardless.
Michael Cunningham
2003-10-31 17:16:56 UTC
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Post by Victoria Barrett
The moral of this story is: Name your child Mikey. Regardless.
I know there are a lot of UKSF regulars who say you talk a lot of nonsense,
Victoria, but I don't think I've ever agreed with one of your webs so much.

Gernerally, I'm not an ambitious man but I'm pretty determined to get a UKSFer
to name one of their children Michael. I feel it'd be a nice way for you all to show
your appreciation of my work.


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Mike

http://www.overanalyse.com
Victoria Barrett
2003-10-31 22:56:05 UTC
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On Fri, 31 Oct 2003 17:16:56 -0000, "Michael Cunningham"
Post by Michael Cunningham
Post by Victoria Barrett
The moral of this story is: Name your child Mikey. Regardless.
I know there are a lot of UKSF regulars who say you talk a lot of nonsense,
Victoria, but I don't think I've ever agreed with one of your webs so much.
Gernerally, I'm not an ambitious man but I'm pretty determined to get a UKSFer
to name one of their children Michael. I feel it'd be a nice way for you all to show
your appreciation of my work.
In my case, my mother is lobbying for a Michael grandbaby, so you have
one of the most potent allies in your Mikey camp.

Her favourite brother is Michael, and he's a right greedy bastard.
Joe Horowitz
2003-10-29 22:57:44 UTC
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Post by Paul C
Are any of you lot getting to see the aurora tonight? Nothing but
cloud here, but there are reports of it being visible all round the
UK?
No, I think there's way too much cloud in Bristol right now for one of those.
Post by Paul C
Poleson?
Yes, you can see him from my bedroom window. It's better than any poxy aurora.

Joe
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Paul C
2003-10-29 23:51:38 UTC
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On Wed, 29 Oct 2003 22:57:44 -0000, "Joe Horowitz"
Post by Joe Horowitz
Post by Paul C
Are any of you lot getting to see the aurora tonight? Nothing but
cloud here, but there are reports of it being visible all round the
UK?
No, I think there's way too much cloud in Bristol right now for one of those.
The sky has cleared here and the aurora is visible from the N/NW
horizon to directly overhead. Wow!!

First aurora I've ever seen.
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Paul
Joe Horowitz
2003-10-30 01:00:47 UTC
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Post by Paul C
On Wed, 29 Oct 2003 22:57:44 -0000, "Joe Horowitz"
The sky has cleared here and the aurora is visible from the N/NW
horizon to directly overhead. Wow!!
First aurora I've ever seen.
Just been checking out the excellent pictures.....lovely. Very impressive indeed.

My parents, who as you know live on Mull, have mentioned the aurora a couple of times
now, I think they've seen a few up there. As with much of Scotland, there is little
or no light pollution. The way they described it, I always thought they were maybe
exaggerating until now. It would have been nice to be up there with them for this
one, I bet they're out on the volcano now admiring the sky as I type.

You know, Paul, maybe you could give us a little more notice next time you plan on
staging one of your aurora thingies. Just an idea. It's no use logging on at 9pm
and saying "oh, by the way, I'm having an aurora. All welcome".

Joe
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Paul C
2003-10-30 16:50:32 UTC
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On Thu, 30 Oct 2003 01:00:47 -0000, "Joe Horowitz"
Post by Joe Horowitz
You know, Paul, maybe you could give us a little more notice next time you plan on
staging one of your aurora thingies. Just an idea. It's no use logging on at 9pm
and saying "oh, by the way, I'm having an aurora. All welcome".
News 30/10/03: High solar activity continues. Another large solar
flare and coronal mass ejection (CME) occurred on 29/10/03.
Forecasters are expecting the CME to arrive either today or tomorrow.
This may trigger further widespread displays of aurora.

You have been warned.
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Paul
Joe Horowitz
2003-10-31 01:13:26 UTC
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Post by Paul C
On Thu, 30 Oct 2003 01:00:47 -0000, "Joe Horowitz"
Post by Joe Horowitz
You know, Paul, maybe you could give us a little more notice next time you plan on
staging one of your aurora thingies. Just an idea. It's no use logging on at 9pm
and saying "oh, by the way, I'm having an aurora. All welcome".
News 30/10/03: High solar activity continues. Another large solar
flare and coronal mass ejection (CME) occurred on 29/10/03.
I had a coronal mass ejection once.

Joe
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Allen Parkes
2003-10-31 09:35:31 UTC
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Post by Joe Horowitz
Post by Paul C
On Thu, 30 Oct 2003 01:00:47 -0000, "Joe Horowitz"
Post by Joe Horowitz
You know, Paul, maybe you could give us a little more notice next time you plan on
staging one of your aurora thingies. Just an idea. It's no use logging on at 9pm
and saying "oh, by the way, I'm having an aurora. All welcome".
News 30/10/03: High solar activity continues. Another large solar
flare and coronal mass ejection (CME) occurred on 29/10/03.
I had a coronal mass ejection once.
And how did that work out for your orbiting satellites and mobile
phone communications, Joe?

Al
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Joe Horowitz
2003-10-31 21:06:41 UTC
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Post by Joe Horowitz
Post by Paul C
News 30/10/03: High solar activity continues. Another large solar
flare and coronal mass ejection (CME) occurred on 29/10/03.
I had a coronal mass ejection once.
And h w d tha w o t for y o b t ng llites an bil
ph e omm ic tion , Joe?
WTF?

Speak up.

Joe
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SjT
2003-10-31 14:47:43 UTC
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On Fri, 31 Oct 2003 01:13:26 -0000, "Joe Horowitz"
Post by Joe Horowitz
Post by Paul C
News 30/10/03: High solar activity continues. Another large solar
flare and coronal mass ejection (CME) occurred on 29/10/03.
I had a coronal mass ejection once.
I had a cordial mass spillage
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Robert Poleson
2003-10-30 16:52:25 UTC
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Post by Paul C
On Wed, 29 Oct 2003 22:57:44 -0000, "Joe Horowitz"
Post by Joe Horowitz
Post by Paul C
Are any of you lot getting to see the aurora tonight? Nothing but
cloud here, but there are reports of it being visible all round the
UK?
No, I think there's way too much cloud in Bristol right now for one of those.
The sky has cleared here and the aurora is visible from the N/NW
horizon to directly overhead. Wow!!
First aurora I've ever seen.
Really? Fucking hell. We get them all the time in Shetland
at this of year. Granted, they are not usually as
impressive as those photos. They are usually just orange
and yellow. Still pretty, though.
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rob at rjp.clara.net

'This is shit, what was I thinking at the time'
BTN
Ben Nunn
2003-10-30 09:49:38 UTC
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Unless I'm very much mistaken, it was Joe Horowitz
Post by Joe Horowitz
Post by Paul C
Are any of you lot getting to see the aurora tonight? Nothing but
cloud here, but there are reports of it being visible all round the
UK?
No, I think there's way too much cloud in Bristol right now for one of those.
Post by Paul C
Poleson?
Yes, you can see him from my bedroom window. It's better than any poxy aurora.
He's only 1.2cm.

You must have a very very long lens.

BTN
Joe Horowitz
2003-10-30 13:37:11 UTC
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Post by Ben Nunn
Unless I'm very much mistaken, it was Joe Horowitz
Post by Joe Horowitz
Post by Paul C
Poleson?
Yes, you can see him from my bedroom window. It's better than any poxy aurora.
He's only 1.2cm.
You must have a very very long lens.
I have an ottercam which streams a web-feed projection directly onto my lawn. The
neighbours hate it.

Joe
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Robert Poleson
2003-10-30 16:54:15 UTC
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Post by Joe Horowitz
Post by Ben Nunn
He's only 1.2cm.
You must have a very very long lens.
I have an ottercam which streams a web-feed projection directly onto my lawn. The
neighbours hate it.
Yet they still insist on giving you £20 an hour to watch.
--
rob at rjp.clara.net

'This is shit, what was I thinking at the time'
BTN
Joe Horowitz
2003-10-31 01:23:12 UTC
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Post by Robert Poleson
Post by Joe Horowitz
Post by Ben Nunn
He's only 1.2cm.
You must have a very very long lens.
I have an ottercam which streams a web-feed projection directly onto my lawn. The
neighbours hate it.
Yet they still insist on giving you £20 an hour to watch.
Indeed. That's why they hate it, though. I used to let them watch it for free,
until it occurred to me that I didn't have to. They can't tear themselves away from
it, you see. It's like an addiction for them, and one that they know is slowly
tearing their family apart. They've become different people since they started
watching your streamcockweb, withdrawn, absent minded, prone to mood swings and
rapidly running out of things to sell. The children know that something is wrong,
and no-one knows how to approach the subject. I'd like to be able to tell you that
it pains me to take their money, but it doesn't. It feels great.

Now, Robert, have you suddenly started using some new-fangled posting gizmowhatsit or
other? It's just, I have to manually indent my replies to your web at the moment,
and I never had to before.

Joe
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Robert Poleson
2003-11-01 02:41:34 UTC
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Post by Joe Horowitz
Post by Robert Poleson
Post by Joe Horowitz
Post by Ben Nunn
He's only 1.2cm.
You must have a very very long lens.
I have an ottercam which streams a web-feed projection directly onto my lawn. The
neighbours hate it.
Yet they still insist on giving you £20 an hour to watch.
Indeed. That's why they hate it, though. I used to let them watch it for free,
until it occurred to me that I didn't have to. They can't tear themselves away from
it, you see. It's like an addiction for them, and one that they know is slowly
tearing their family apart. They've become different people since they started
watching your streamcockweb, withdrawn, absent minded, prone to mood swings and
rapidly running out of things to sell. The children know that something is wrong,
and no-one knows how to approach the subject. I'd like to be able to tell you that
it pains me to take their money, but it doesn't. It feels great.
That sounds great. I wondered where you came by the funds
for stocking my office bar.
Post by Joe Horowitz
Now, Robert, have you suddenly started using some new-fangled posting gizmowhatsit or
other? It's just, I have to manually indent my replies to your web at the moment,
and I never had to before.
Not as far as I am aware. Is this ok? And am I the only one
you have to do it for?
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rob at rjp.clara.net

'This is shit, what was I thinking at the time'
BTN
Joe Horowitz
2003-11-02 20:13:08 UTC
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Post by Robert Poleson
Post by Joe Horowitz
Now, Robert, have you suddenly started using some new-fangled posting
gizmowhatsit or other? It's just, I have to manually indent my replies to
your web at the moment, and I never had to before.
Not as far as I am aware. Is this ok? And am I the only one
you have to do it for?
Strange. The answers are no, I'm still doing it, and no, I used to have to do it
with TonyMac as well.

Even odder, though, I'm only having to do it in this thread. Replies to you in other
threads seem fine, so I'm going to retreat to the relative normality of the recent
WSC thread.

See you there.

Joe
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Robert Poleson
2003-11-02 22:14:26 UTC
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Post by Joe Horowitz
Post by Robert Poleson
Post by Joe Horowitz
Now, Robert, have you suddenly started using some new-fangled posting
gizmowhatsit or other? It's just, I have to manually indent my replies to
your web at the moment, and I never had to before.
Not as far as I am aware. Is this ok? And am I the only one
you have to do it for?
Strange. The answers are no, I'm still doing it, and no, I used to have to do it
with TonyMac as well.
Even odder, though, I'm only having to do it in this thread. Replies to you in other
threads seem fine, so I'm going to retreat to the relative normality of the recent
WSC thread.
See you there.
Ok. This thread is closed. Move along, there's nothing more
to see here. Thank you.
--
rob at rjp.clara.net

'Have an argument with Mikey. If he makes an arse of you
and gets the whole group laughing at your expense, then
you're a troll. If, on the other hand, the tables are
turned and you make _him_ look silly, then you're just
any old regular poster.'

Joe Horowitz
Cypher
2003-10-30 21:47:57 UTC
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Post by Joe Horowitz
Post by Ben Nunn
He's only 1.2cm.
You must have a very very long lens.
I have an ottercam which streams a web-feed projection directly onto my lawn. The
neighbours hate it.
Joe
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Another one of the "I am hard behind the keyboard brigade"
Gaffer, I really should stick to using Paintshop for resizing pictures, take a
look at this anyway, its bad but less so than pierced.jpg

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Allen Parkes
2003-10-30 23:36:49 UTC
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Post by Cypher
Post by Joe Horowitz
I have an ottercam which streams a web-feed projection directly onto my lawn. The
neighbours hate it.
Gaffer, I really should stick to using Paintshop for resizing pictures, take a
look at this anyway, its bad but less so than pierced.jpg
http://www.adriancomputers.com/OT/Horowitz.jpg
Hmmm. Doesn't seem to work for me.

Al
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Kullrad
2003-10-30 23:40:11 UTC
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Post by Allen Parkes
Post by Cypher
Gaffer, I really should stick to using Paintshop for resizing
pictures, take a look at this anyway, its bad but less so than
pierced.jpg
http://www.adriancomputers.com/OT/Horowitz.jpg
Hmmm. Doesn't seem to work for me.
Or me.
--
Kullrad

There's going to be knives!
Ben Nunn
2003-10-31 10:48:46 UTC
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Unless I'm very much mistaken, it was Kullrad
Post by Kullrad
Post by Allen Parkes
Post by Cypher
Gaffer, I really should stick to using Paintshop for resizing
pictures, take a look at this anyway, its bad but less so than
pierced.jpg
http://www.adriancomputers.com/OT/Horowitz.jpg
Hmmm. Doesn't seem to work for me.
Or me.
Or Skijam.

I tried it on Skijam's behalf, and it definitely doesn't work for him.

BTN
Serious Tiger
2003-10-31 11:16:44 UTC
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Post by Cypher
Post by Joe Horowitz
Post by Ben Nunn
He's only 1.2cm.
You must have a very very long lens.
I have an ottercam which streams a web-feed projection directly onto my lawn. The
neighbours hate it.
Joe
--
Another one of the "I am hard behind the keyboard brigade"
Gaffer, I really should stick to using Paintshop for resizing pictures, take a
look at this anyway, its bad but less so than pierced.jpg
http://www.adriancomputers.com/OT/Horowitz.jpg
Aargh! Exorcist!


~ST~
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Robert Poleson
2003-10-30 16:46:55 UTC
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Post by Paul C
Are any of you lot getting to see the aurora tonight? Nothing but
cloud here, but there are reports of it being visible all round the
UK?
Poleson?
I've seen it before many times.
--
rob at rjp.clara.net

'This is shit, what was I thinking at the time'
BTN
Paul C
2003-10-30 16:53:15 UTC
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Post by Robert Poleson
Post by Paul C
Are any of you lot getting to see the aurora tonight? Nothing but
cloud here, but there are reports of it being visible all round the
UK?
Poleson?
I've seen it before many times.
Bastard.

Right, on you go:

When I was a lad, a tiny wee lad, my mother said to me,
"Come see the Northern Lights my boy, they're bright as they can be."
She called them the heavenly dancers, merry dancers in the sky,
I'll never forget that wonderful sight, they made the heavens bright.

Chorus:
The Northern Lights of Aberdeen are what I long to see;
The Northern Lights of Aberdeen, that's where I long to be.
I've been a wand'rer all of my life and many a sight I've seen.
God speed the day when I'm on my way to my home in Aberdeen.

I've wandered in many far-off lands, and travelled many a mile,
I've missed the folk I've cherished most, the joy of a friendly smile.

It warms up the heart of the wand'rer the clasp of a welcoming hand.
To greet me when I return, home to my native land.

Chorus:
--
Paul
Serious Tiger
2003-10-30 16:52:38 UTC
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Post by Robert Poleson
Post by Paul C
Poleson?
I've seen it before many times.
Well, of course. Um. Surreal.


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