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Optimist 2014-05-14 11:14

The Lounge
 
Here's links to the first two lounges for anyone bored enough :p , includes copies of the original rules - please would anyone new have a look at them so we can keep our lounge going without upsetting anyone, it's for everyone's enjoyment:
[URL="http://forum.dstv.com/showthread.php?t=20084"][COLOR=royalblue]"The Lounge" Thread[/COLOR][/URL]
[URL="http://forum.dstv.com/showthread.php?t=21109"][COLOR=royalblue]The "Lounge Thread" Part 2[/COLOR][/URL]

Enjoy! :cool:

Citanul 2014-05-14 11:26

Ooh, a shiny new lounge! :)

Anybody taking bets as to how long it will be before it's completely trashed?

JeanP 2014-05-14 12:02

3 days uhm depending on how long it takes before the uhm[COLOR="black"] king/queen lets the pigs run about[/COLOR]

Forum King 2014-05-14 12:23

[QUOTE=Optimist;186271]Here's links to the first two lounges for anyone bored enough , includes copies of the original rules - please would anyone new have a look at them so we can keep our lounge going without upsetting anyone, it's for everyone's enjoyment:
[URL="http://forum.dstv.com/showthread.php?t=20084"][COLOR=royalblue]"The Lounge" Thread[/COLOR][/URL]
[URL="http://forum.dstv.com/showthread.php?t=21109"][COLOR=royalblue]The "Lounge Thread" Part 2[/COLOR][/URL]

Enjoy! [/QUOTE]

However the "new new lounge" thread has been green lit.

Eurica 2014-05-14 12:31

Not sure how I got the reputation for breaking things. I usually just sit in the corner quietly drinking my beer and watching you lot.
I thing there might be a plot against me.

beetle bailey 2014-05-14 12:35

[QUOTE=Eurica;186293]Not sure how I got the reputation for breaking things. I usually just sit in the corner quietly drinking my beer and watching you lot.
I thing there might be a plot against me.[/QUOTE]

Hope that when you visit the lounge you sit downwind from me. :eek: (Been reading your twitter feeds - subject of water! Hope that problem has been resolved).

Eurica 2014-05-14 12:39

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;186294]Hope that when you visit the lounge you sit downwind from me. :eek: (Been reading your twitter feeds - subject of water! Hope that problem has been resolved).[/QUOTE]

Let's hope. Guess I will see tonight! Untill then I'm a dirtly girl :p
Didn't know you are on Twitter! What is your handle?

beetle bailey 2014-05-14 12:54

[QUOTE=Eurica;186295]Let's hope. Guess I will see tonight! Untill then I'm a dirtly girl :p
Didn't know you are on Twitter! What is your handle?[/QUOTE]

The football jerk? The one who told you to get some exercise? Have very little idea as to how that system works so don't really know what I'm doing other than posting replies to what other people say. How ignorant can one be? :)

Eurica 2014-05-14 13:03

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;186299]The football jerk? The one who told you to get some exercise? Have very little idea as to how that system works so don't really know what I'm doing other than posting replies to what other people say. How ignorant can one be? :)[/QUOTE]
I don't remember seeing something about having to exercise? Must have unconsciously ignored that! :)
Red shirt as avatar?

Optimist 2014-05-14 13:42

[QUOTE=Eurica;186293]Not sure how I got the reputation for breaking things. I usually just sit in the corner quietly drinking my beer and watching you lot.
I thing there might be a plot against me.[/QUOTE]

All I can say is that when Dr. Jekyll starts to get red eyes then Ms. Hyde comes out to play... :eek:

Eurica 2014-05-14 13:47

[QUOTE=Optimist;186313]All I can say is that when Dr. Jekyll starts to get red eyes then Ms. Hyde comes out to play... :eek:[/QUOTE]
Ah the good old days :p
These days Ms Hyde only gets 'dronk verdriet' :(

Eurica 2014-05-14 18:02

Can we please as part of the lounge upgrades install showers? I'm turning in stinky queen now :eek:

Send from my palace

Eurica 2014-05-14 18:03

Can we please as part of the lounge upgrades install showers? I'm turning in stinky queen now :eek: I can't get into the jacuzzi like this!

Send from my palace

GateGirl 2014-05-14 19:30

Where am I? What is this place?

Send from my palace

Geoff D 2014-05-14 19:52

[QUOTE=GateGirl;186362]Where am I? What is this place?

Send from my palace[/QUOTE]

Groendakkies .....

Eurica 2014-05-14 20:00

[QUOTE=Geoff D;186367]Groendakkies .....[/QUOTE]

I think it might be time. :eek:
I can bunk with Oscar. *famousIwillbe

[FRED] 2014-05-15 09:33

The evil Fred wishes Gate girl has a great birthday;):cool: ,may you continue to scare children :p

Citanul 2014-05-15 09:38

[QUOTE=Eurica;186368]I think it might be time. :eek:
I can bunk with Oscar. *famousIwillbe[/QUOTE]

Just don't get up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom, or else you'll be famous for the wrong reasons.

Optimist 2014-05-15 10:04

Sies, julle is lelik :eek:

Eurica 2014-05-15 10:09

[QUOTE=Citanul;186411]Just don't get up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom, or else you'll be famous for the wrong reasons.[/QUOTE]


Living alone has its advantages!


[QUOTE='[FRED];186408']The evil Fred wishes Gate girl has a great birthday;):cool: ,may you continue to scare children :p[/QUOTE]


Thanks Mr Evil.

Optimist 2014-05-15 10:44

[QUOTE=Eurica;186420]Living alone has its advantages![/QUOTE]

But also dangerous... maybe you should get a rottweiler, you could even teach it to discourage the family from visiting :D

Did you find water yet?

JeanP 2014-05-15 10:53

this country is going nuts at the moment woke up at 3am this morning and discovered we have no power:mad: it went of at midnight and only came back on at 8am i mean wtf:confused: all my recordings didnt record :mad::eek:

Eurica 2014-05-15 11:01

[QUOTE=Optimist;186437]But also dangerous.. :D

Did you find water yet?[/QUOTE]

It helps when you have nothing worth stealing!

Nope still no water. They pipe they fixed burst again this morning. :eek:

Geoff D 2014-05-15 11:02

well you saw the news last night ( hopefully before the power cut :o)

No increase for Eskom so Eskom retaliates by announcing the possibility of load shedding ........


:eek:

Citanul 2014-05-15 11:05

[QUOTE=JeanP;186440]this country is going nuts at the moment woke up at 3am this morning and discovered we have no power:mad: it went of at midnight and only came back on at 8am[/QUOTE]

No problems in Cape Town. :p

Optimist 2014-05-15 11:08

The only thing that should be shed is Eishkom management :(

[QUOTE=Citanul;186444]No problems in Cape Town. :p[/QUOTE]

Yet...
And wait until the icebergs melt a bit more (seriously worries me, most of my family is somewhere at the coast).

Eurica 2014-05-15 11:14

[QUOTE=Citanul;186444]No problems in Cape Town. :p[/QUOTE]

I wish I could move to the Cape. How about a job for the queen Citanul? :)

JeanP 2014-05-15 11:20

the problem i have with cape town is the horrible cold and wet winters

Optimist 2014-05-15 11:23

You should all come to Gauteng, at least it's guaranteed not to be boring :eek:

JeanP 2014-05-15 11:29

[QUOTE=Optimist;186451]You should all come to Gauteng, at least it's guaranteed not to be boring :eek:[/QUOTE]

i second that motion:D

Citanul 2014-05-15 11:31

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[QUOTE=JeanP;186448]the problem i have with cape town is the horrible cold and wet winters[/QUOTE]

Wet I will grant you, but Cape Town is actually warmer during the winter than Joburg.

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JeanP 2014-05-15 11:38

[QUOTE=Citanul;186453]Wet I will grant you, but Cape Town is actually warmer during the winter than Joburg.

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mmm good to know :)

Eurica 2014-05-15 11:40

[QUOTE=Optimist;186451]You should all come to Gauteng, at least it's guaranteed not to be boring :eek:[/QUOTE]

I will not move to Gauteng even if DStv offers me a job to just watch TV the whole day :p

[QUOTE=JeanP;186448]the problem i have with cape town is the horrible cold and wet winters[/QUOTE]

I'll sufffer that gladly :)

Optimist 2014-05-15 11:41

Hey [FRED], wot have you done with the king?! Just found his crown in the alley...

beetle bailey 2014-05-15 12:33

A little birdie tweeted me saying that it's the Queen's birthday today. So Happy Birthday to Eurica. Pretty certain that, like me, her work mates wish is that the water to her area is restored very quickly. They are running out of money to buy air fresheners. :rolleyes:

Eurica 2014-05-15 12:36

Thanks BB. I can always trust you to bring a smile to my face. :)

Optimist 2014-05-15 12:46

Have a good one Eurica :cool: , and don't forget to bring the leftover cake.

Eurica 2014-05-15 13:00

[QUOTE=Optimist;186479]Have a good one Eurica :cool: , and don't forget to bring the leftover cake.[/QUOTE]

Thanks Mr B.
No cake though. I don't like cake but I will bring biltong and beer!

Citanul 2014-05-15 13:43

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[QUOTE=Eurica;186484]I don't like cake[/QUOTE]

Not even this cake?

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JeanP 2014-05-15 13:49

oh i think she might like this one

Eurica 2014-05-15 14:16

Looks good but is still cake! I'll take the real stuff. :D

beetle bailey 2014-05-15 15:44

[QUOTE=JeanP;186515]oh i think she might like this one[/QUOTE]

I cannot see clearly but it looks to me as if the birthday girl has already been at this "cake". Those bottles appear to have had their bottle tops removed already. :rolleyes:

Eurica 2014-05-15 21:08

After days without water, the queen now has a lake in the living room.

Geoff D 2014-05-15 22:28

[QUOTE=Eurica;186551]After days without water, the queen now has a lake in the living room.[/QUOTE]
Forgot to turn off a tap i presume? Water came back on while you were out?

Eurica 2014-05-15 22:32

Like Geoff said. :o

Geoff D 2014-05-15 22:36

Well do not feel alone, it has happened to all of us at least once. :eek:

You need to start getting worried if you get caught again. :o

Eurica 2014-05-15 22:47

If this, my birthday day, is any indication of how the rest of the year is going to be I should just throw myself in front of a train now and spare myself a lot of pain. :D

Optimist 2014-05-16 08:22

Oh, oh, someone please go fetch the straight-jacket again... :p

Eurica 2014-05-16 08:31

Oh no no no. I'm going back there :eek:

JeanP 2014-05-16 09:13

haha funny you are my queen but im glad you finally got your water back :D

beetle bailey 2014-05-16 11:54

[QUOTE=JeanP;186580]haha funny you are my queen but im glad you finally got your water back :D[/QUOTE]

Only home I know of where you can have a bath while watching tv and doing so in your lounge. Oh what a wonderful life the rich people live. :rolleyes:

Geoff D 2014-05-17 12:54

The more things change the more they stay the same
 
Here is something published in the Reader's Digest in December 1924, and I quote:

" Every day the world's facilities improve for transmitting intelligence, but the intelligence doesn't seem to keep pace with the facilities."

Optimist 2014-05-17 17:13

[QUOTE=Geoff D;186712]" Every day the world's facilities improve for transmitting intelligence...[/QUOTE]

Nah, IMO poorly motivated automation and other "politics" widely prevent that from being as true these days... kind of the cart before the horse, now the horse plunges into the cart.

Eurica 2014-05-17 17:30

I just had a shock reminder of my age. Told a dubbelganger girl that she looks like Alanis Morissette and she had now idea who I was talking about. :eek:

Optimist 2014-05-17 17:58

Wots a dubbelganger girl? :confused:

Staffy 2014-05-18 09:18

dubbelganger = a person who looks identical/closely resembles another person(obviously not identical twins!)

so in this story she said to someone they look exactly like Alanis, and the person didnt know who Alanis was! :) ouch!

Optimist 2014-05-18 09:27

Thanks, I thought it was some new type of cult music follower :o Little chance of us older lot keeping up with those terms...

Citanul 2014-05-18 09:29

[QUOTE=Staffy;186743]dubbelganger = a person who looks identical/closely resembles another person(obviously not identical twins!)[/QUOTE]

Would that be the Afrikaans for the English word (although I guess it's technically German) doppelgänger?

[QUOTE]so in this story she said to someone they look exactly like Alanis, and the person didnt know who Alanis was! :) ouch! [/QUOTE]I might have mentioned this before, but I felt old when I discovered that VH1 Classic has a 90s feature. So in other words, the music I listened to as a teen is now deemed "classic".

Staffy 2014-05-18 09:34

[QUOTE=Citanul;186746]Would that be the Afrikaans for the English word (although I guess it's technically German) doppelgänger?

yes you could say that

I might have mentioned this before, but I felt old when I discovered that VH1 Classic has a 90s feature. So in other words, the music I listened to as a teen is now deemed "classic".[/QUOTE]



I felt the same way when TCM put Back to the Future on their channel..... its now with the Black and White Films? arghh! ;)

Geoff D 2014-05-18 10:17

[QUOTE=Optimist;186745]Thanks, I thought it was some new type of cult music follower :o Little chance of us older lot keeping up with those terms...[/QUOTE]

Not a new term Optimist a very old one that has suddenly become "cool" again ...

beetle bailey 2014-05-18 11:46

Seem to remember seeing a sci fi film called "Journey to the Far Side of the Sun" a long LONG time ago. 1969 To be precise. The alternative title to this film was/is "Doppelganger". Where I first heard of this word.

Geoff D 2014-05-18 12:42

The german spelling is what I find in my Oxford dictionaries. But as usual, the American influence manages to corrupt everythng so the American spelling is "doppelganger".

The Afrikaans word is "doppelganger" but the Dutch translation I found is the same as the German. .....

And another Dutch version is "dubbelganger"

Eurica 2014-05-18 13:17

Who would have guessed that a word could spark such a conversation. :p

Optimist 2014-05-18 13:26

Είναι όλα τα ελληνικά... :p

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beetle bailey 2014-05-19 11:22

[QUOTE=Optimist;186778]Είναι όλα τα ελληνικά... :p

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Perhaps that's better than it being what is often referred to as .... French? But Eurica, at least it got those in the lounge communicating a little bit. :D

Eurica 2014-05-19 17:59

So what is news? Anyone have anything interesting happening?

JeanP 2014-05-20 17:35

tweet tweet is the little birdie asking to come in from the freezing weather we have:p:D

anybody been doing anything interesting

Eurica 2014-05-20 19:39

Bloem is cold & wet. Feels like being in the Cape. To bad about the really low tide... (die see is te ver :-( )

Optimist 2014-05-20 21:15

Believe it or not great-great-grandfather Sylvester Stallone is starring in another boxing movie... see "Grudge Match" on BO.
Why didn't they just call it Rocky 17 or something :rolleyes::rolleyes::o

JeanP 2014-05-21 08:56

HAHAH good point

Sankie 2014-05-21 11:25

[QUOTE=Optimist;186959]Believe it or not great-great-grandfather Sylvester Stallone is starring in another boxing movie... see "Grudge Match" on BO.
Why didn't they just call it Rocky 17 or something :rolleyes::rolleyes::o[/QUOTE]

Rocky vs Raging Bull.

beetle bailey 2014-05-27 14:53

Winter has arrived and the lounge and it's occupants have all gone into hibernation. Guess just not enough going on in our lives to keep things moving here.

Forum King 2014-05-29 15:31

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;187497]Winter has arrived and the lounge and it's occupants have all gone into hibernation. Guess just not enough going on in our lives to keep things moving here.[/QUOTE]

I have been busy :o
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Forum King 2014-06-02 07:31

Since no one put their name to be president.

I elect you beetle bailey as the Temporary President of the lounge until the next elections ;).

From
Former Forum King (stepped down) :eek:;)

beetle bailey 2014-06-02 14:22

[QUOTE=Forum King;187751]Since no one put their name to be president.

I elect you beetle bailey as the Temporary President of the lounge until the next elections ;).

From
Former Forum King (stepped down) :eek:;)[/QUOTE]

Lets see. If I accept this position can I have a lounge built specially for me. With my own private swimming pool?

Further what are the duties of the president? We all know that the head of any organisation sits back, does nothing, and gets his underlings to do ALL the work.

No, don't think I'll be suitable to this management position. Too weak and lacking these management skills.

Think we must go back to a ..... democracy? where all of us are equal and everyone does their own thing. As long as they show respect to others. Anyone stepping out of line will no doubt suffer the wrath of the other "loungers".

I therefore decline the invite. But thanks anyway.

Forum King 2014-06-02 14:38

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;187812]Think we must go back to a ..... democracy? where all of us are equal and everyone does their own thing. As long as they show respect to others. Anyone stepping out of line will no doubt suffer the wrath of the other "loungers".

I therefore decline the invite. But thanks anyway.[/QUOTE]
Okay ;)
Just needed someone to replace me.

The President is [B]John Doe
[/B]The First Lady is [B]Jane Doe
[/B]
We are all equal :cool:

Citanul 2014-06-02 14:42

[QUOTE=Forum King;187815]We are all equal :cool:[/QUOTE]

But some are more equal than others. :D

Forum King 2014-06-02 14:47

I`m Just relaxing :D
Write an International exam next week :eek: and the week after :eek:.

Lots of handwork but am getting it done !

Am adjusting to using tablet/PC to read books no physical books :eek:

Forum King 2014-06-02 14:48

[QUOTE=Citanul;187817]But some are more equal than others. :D[/QUOTE]
[IMG]http://kara.allthingsd.com/files/2011/03/irony3.jpeg[/IMG]
:p

Citanul 2014-06-02 15:02

[B]Blackadder :[/B] Baldrick, have you no idea what irony is?
[B] Baldrick :[/B] Yeah! It's like goldy and bronzy, only it's made of iron.

Optimist 2014-06-02 21:02

I think gossip queen Eurica should give us a show at least one night every week :p Miss those emotional seesaw sessions :(

Optimist 2014-06-02 22:12

The queen is excused this week, she's busy "speaking to George"... :eek:

Get well soon!

JeanP 2014-06-03 10:39

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People of JHB brace yourself this weekend its going to be a mother of coldness:eek:

Citanul 2014-06-03 10:48

Negative temperatures - what are those? :p

Optimist 2014-06-03 11:11

[QUOTE=Citanul;187868]Negative temperatures - what are those? :p[/QUOTE]

May you be drenched in winter rain :D

Eurica 2014-06-03 11:38

I'm alive!! Sort off. Wasn't so sure at one point.:eek:

I will not engage in talk about the weather. Bloemfontein weather is the worst. We die of heat in the summer and freeze in the winter with no benefits at all. WC have the ocean to keep the depression at bay and Gauteng has lovely mild days. (I was there last year June/July and the days was like summer to me.) The people in Durban area has no idea what winter is. No idea. I've done a spot of swimming in the ocean visiting Scottsburgh in July.

Jeez I do hate it here. :o

All that typing has me tired now. Laters.

beetle bailey 2014-06-04 12:19

[QUOTE=Optimist;187870]May you be drenched in winter rain :D[/QUOTE]

:mad::mad: Seems like we mustn't make you angry or your curse will come to pass on us. Whatever this curse may be.

Heard on the radio this morning that because of THE HEAVY RAIN the N1 highway, the main road linking Cape Town to the Norhern Suburbs and beyond, you know - those places beyond the mountain, was flooded at the Koeberg Interchange. This about ten or so km from central Cape Town. People travelling to work from Brackenfell, where I stay, were taking three hours to travel the approx 25km route. :eek:

So yes, your wish/curse came true.

Fortunately, being on pension, this didn't affect me but I'm circulating your name around Cape Town as being the cause of this 'minor inconvenience' to the motorists down here. Now if only I could get Optimists e-mail address or phone number? Anyone?

Optimist 2014-06-06 08:30

Have now asked the rainmakers to end your misery, careful what you sleepy lot laugh at... :p

I think they're heading to Durban next ;)

Eurica 2014-06-06 08:36

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This was the temperature this morning. It's better now. Climbed to - 3 :eek:

Flynn 2014-06-06 09:07

Well Gautengers, Winter is finally here I guess:D Not sure how long this Winter will hold on but at least we have DSTV to keep us company - did I say that right:)

JeanP 2014-06-06 09:09

[QUOTE=Eurica;188113]This was the temperature this morning. It's better now. Climbed to - 3 :eek:[/QUOTE]

OMFG yikes thats freezing were currently at -1

JeanP 2014-06-06 09:12

So this morning i turn on the tv and it was ON SS6 and the American NHL final was on good god those people act like animals and the stadium is packed to the point of bursting at the seams:eek::eek:

Optimist 2014-06-06 09:12

[QUOTE=Flynn;188115]Well Gautengers, Winter is finally here I guess:D Not sure how long this Winter will hold on but at least we have DSTV to keep us company - did I say that right:)[/QUOTE]

It should get better by Monday or so, at least we're not in Bloemies!

Even worse, always the coldest place in the country AFAIK is Bethlehem! :eek:
And trust nutty Eurika to have relatives there that she has to visit sometimes...

Yep, DStv is very useful on a weekend like this :cool:

Optimist 2014-06-06 09:14

[QUOTE=JeanP;188117]So this morning i turn on the tv and it was ON SS6 and the American NHL final was on good god those people act like animals and the stadium is packed to the point of bursting at the seams:eek::eek:[/QUOTE]

The so called leaders of the civilised world......... :rolleyes::eek:

Citanul 2014-06-06 09:25

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[QUOTE=Flynn;188115]Winter is finally here I guess:D[/QUOTE]

So this has finally come to pass. :D

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Flynn 2014-06-06 09:33

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JeanP 2014-06-06 09:35

[QUOTE=Optimist;188120]The so called leaders of the civilised world......... :rolleyes::eek:[/QUOTE]

all i can do is shake my head

JeanP 2014-06-06 09:36

[QUOTE=Citanul;188121]So this has finally come to pass. :D

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yes very much so

Optimist 2014-06-06 10:04

I think Sandtonman has got the right idea, off to Europe every winter.

Then again... they go there in the freezing XMas period as well ! :confused:

JeanP 2014-06-06 10:33

well Sandtonman is originally from UK so the weather doesn't bother him too much

Optimist 2014-06-06 11:32

[QUOTE=JeanP;188131]well Sandtonman is originally from UK so the weather doesn't bother him too much[/QUOTE]

No, it's not that, when you've been around long enough you'll see he much prefers warmer weather... maybe it's that they've just got family there they want to be with for XMas. He's lived here for a very long time now.

beetle bailey 2014-06-06 12:11

[QUOTE=Optimist;188112]Have now asked the rainmakers to end your misery, careful what you sleepy lot laugh at... :p[/QUOTE]

Now I am extremely worried. Hope Optimist doesn't read this but I want to warn all here not to cross swords with him. :eek: If this was the dark ages then he'd be burned at the stake for being a witch. Heavy rain with hailstones, thunder and lightning yesterday. A cloudy sky this morning but now the sky is clear and blue with only the odd cloud or two. Started clearing from around half past nine. Approximately an hour after his post above.

He's a hex I tell you BEWAREEEEEEEE!!!:eek:

Any chance of using this power of his for our financial benefit? Like hexing MC to give us discounts on our subscriptions?

beetle bailey 2014-06-06 12:16

[QUOTE=Optimist;188137]No, it's not that, when you've been around long enough you'll see he much prefers warmer weather... maybe it's that they've just got family there they want to be with for XMas. He's lived here for a very long time now.[/QUOTE]

Plus he's an Arsenal Football supporter so I suppose any excuse to get him to England in winter will do. Use the excuse of visiting family when in fact he's more interested in going to watch the footie. The lucky man.:)

Citanul 2014-06-06 12:24

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Optimist 2014-06-07 09:23

It's the door
 
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[FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Times New Roman]Scientific proof. What a relief to learn this ![/FONT]

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[FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Tahoma]Ever walk into a room with some purpose in mind, only to completely forget what that purpose was ? Turns out, doors themselves are to blame for these strange memory lapses.[/FONT]

[FONT=Times New Roman]Psychologists at the University of Notre Dame have discovered that passing through a doorway triggers what's known as an Event Boundary in the mind, separating one set of thoughts and memories from the next. Your brain files away the thoughts you had in the previous room and prepares a blank slate for the new locale.[/FONT]

[FONT=Times New Roman]Thank goodness for studies like this. It's not our age, it's that damn door ![/FONT]

[FONT=Times New Roman]Did I send this to you already from the other room?[/FONT][/FONT]

beetle bailey 2014-06-08 12:55

Was sitting in the lounge earlier today when I had an inspiring moment and had some groundbreaking news for all of you. News that would blow your mind. Unfortunately, in order to get to my computer I had to pass through a doorway and now I cannot remember what this fantastic news was. :confused:

Sorry

Eurica 2014-06-08 13:05

:D oh BB you are one of a kind! :D

Optimist 2014-06-08 13:28

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beetle bailey 2014-06-09 12:51

Well done optimist. Very good:D Thinking about it I don't recall seeing any of those BB jokes for a long time. They don't appear in the newspaper I receive.

Thinking about it, my knowledge of most things is so poor that perhaps I made a mistake by naming myself BB and should rather have gone for Sad Sack? I'm guessing you'd remember him as well. Not too sure whether many others on here will?

Eurica = Lulu? :rolleyes:

Citanul 2014-06-09 13:34

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;188334]Well done optimist. Very good:D Thinking about it I don't recall seeing any of those BB jokes for a long time. They don't appear in the newspaper I receive.[/quote]

The Sunday Argus has them. Of course, you'd have to be really obsessed to buy it purely for the sake of that one cartoon. :D

[quote]Thinking about it, my knowledge of most things is so poor that perhaps I made a mistake by naming myself BB and should rather have gone for Sad Sack? I'm guessing you'd remember him as well. Not too sure whether many others on here will?[/QUOTE]

He was a Harvey Comics character wasn't he? I never really read those to any great extent - from what I remember they were geared more towards a younger audience.

Optimist 2014-06-09 13:58

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;188334]Thinking about it, my knowledge of most things is so poor that perhaps I made a mistake by naming myself BB and should rather have gone for Sad Sack? I'm guessing you'd remember him as well. Not too sure whether many others on here will?

Eurica = Lulu? :rolleyes:[/QUOTE]

Yep, I remember Sad Sack well. Your character is far more positive and mischievous, just like the orig BB...

Agreed, Eurica = Lulu :D

[QUOTE=Citanul;188344]He was a Harvey Comics character wasn't he? I never really read those to any great extent - from what I remember they were geared more towards a younger audience.[/QUOTE]

Some adults liked them as well, most of the comics I read early on were my dad's ;)
Another favourite was Richie Rich.

Here's some links;
[URL="http://www.beetlebailey.com"]www.beetlebailey.com[/URL]
[URL="http://www.thecomicstrips.com/"]www.thecomicstrips.com/[/URL]

Eurica 2014-06-09 16:03

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;188334]Eurica = Lulu? :rolleyes:[/QUOTE]

The only Lulu I know is "Liewe Lulu" and that is most defiantly not me. :)

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Eurica 2014-06-09 16:51

No sorry don't know that one.
We use to have Liewe Lulu yokes we told as children. You know the stupid type of kiddie jokes. They where all in afrikaans but I will translate (or try to) one.

Liewe Lulu is pushing a pram when her hands slip and the pram starts rolling away from her downhill, but Liewe Lulu isn't worried cause there is a stop sign at the bottom. :p

beetle bailey 2014-06-09 16:51

There you go Eurica. Thanks Optimist.

Don't recall the Liewe Lulu stories but then again I'm English and wasn't really subjected to much Afrikaans in my early years. To me it would seem that Liewe Lulu is a translation of this Little Lulu that I was referring to. I couldn't remember if it was Little Lulu or just Lulu when I first posted about this girl.

Optimist 2014-06-09 17:38

So Eurica, what does it say on your current avatar, can't make it out even with my best graphic tools :confused:

Forum King 2014-06-09 18:29

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Optimist 2014-06-09 18:33

:D Thks Frosty

And there I thought it was a picture of a cat on the sofa, nice pet Eurica :eek:...

Eurica 2014-06-09 18:48

[QUOTE=Optimist;188386]:D Thks Frosty

And there I thought it was a picture of a cat on the sofa, nice pet Eurica :eek:...[/QUOTE]

Nee man! It is bankrupt. In afrikaans it is bankrot. Rot op 'n bank. :D

Optimist 2014-06-09 18:54

:o Ok now I get it.

BTW, where is everyone else, this lounge is becoming a private cinema! :(

Eurica 2014-06-09 19:15

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BTW, where is everyone else, this lounge is becoming a private cinema! :([/QUOTE]

Finally!

It does take a lot of explaining....

See if you get this one...

PS on the private cinema thing Ja that happens to me a lot. :eek: I'm sure there was people here before I showed up.... :confused:

Optimist 2014-06-09 19:23

[QUOTE=Eurica;188390]See if you get this one...[/QUOTE]

My Afrikaans isn't too good, but a friend tells me that a brak is a stray dog... :)

I don't think we're scaring people off, maybe TV has become better than what we discuss.

Eurica 2014-06-09 19:33

[QUOTE=Optimist;188391]My Afrikaans isn't too good, but a friend tells me that a brak is a stray dog... :)

I don't think we're scaring people off, maybe TV has become better than what we discuss.[/QUOTE]

Anything is better than your discussions at this time. :eek: I'm not sure why I'm still here...:confused:

Optimist 2014-06-09 19:38

Sis! :( Bye then...

Eurica 2014-06-09 19:45

Ag toe don't be like that. Grappie. :cool:

Optimist 2014-06-09 19:47

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beetle bailey 2014-06-09 20:07

[QUOTE=Eurica;188393]Anything is better than your discussions at this time. :eek: I'm not sure why I'm still here...:confused:[/QUOTE]

Ouch now that was a bit harsh. Here I was thinking that I'm the nasty one but then Eurica makes a comment such as that one!:eek: Guess it's what happens when the cold gets to one and they have to hit the grape stuff to get warm. :D

Optimist 2014-06-09 20:14

Yep, the grape stuff along with the door and she forgets we're not part of her local wildlife. But I understand those tensions, also lived there long enough... :rolleyes:

So wots a better topic...?

Eurica 2014-06-09 20:16

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;188403]Ouch now that was a bit harsh. Here I was thinking that I'm the nasty one but then Eurica makes a comment such as that one!:eek: QUOTE]

Hey I was part of the (ok the main contributor) to that so I was actually dishing myself. :(

Optimist 2014-06-09 20:24

[QUOTE=Eurica;188405]Hey I was part of the (ok the main contributor) to that so I was actually dishing myself. :([/QUOTE]

That's true :D

Eurica 2014-06-09 20:27

[QUOTE=Optimist;188407]That's true :D[/QUOTE]

Try not to enjoy it to much! :p

Optimist 2014-06-09 20:31

So I presume time to talk about sewing machines again :p

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Forum King 2014-06-10 18:57

[QUOTE=Optimist;188411]So I presume time to talk about sewing machines again :p[/QUOTE]

[url]http://writingexercises.co.uk/subjectgenerator.php[/url] :p

Optimist 2014-06-11 16:13

Heheh! I see Micro$oft is now including monthly Office security updates for XP :D
XP donwanadie! :p

beetle bailey 2014-06-11 19:28

[QUOTE=Optimist;188641]Heheh! I see Micro$oft is now including monthly Office security updates for XP :D
XP donwanadie! :p[/QUOTE]

At the moment I'm sitting with XP on my computer and not knowing whether to upgrade my computer to Windows 7 or 8.1 because I'm not sure whether my hardware will be able to handle this upgrade. Computer shops quote approx. R1600 for this upgrade and installation. Including backing up of data. But I have an Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 2.66 GHZ Cpu which may be too slow for this application.

Been quoted anything from around R6000 upwards for a new computer.

Needing to do something as come the end of the month I won't have any anti virus software available on my computer. Somewhere along the way I appear to have lost a vsinit.dll file which is preventing me from installing antivirus software.

Currently I have a free version of AVG full internet protection which I managed to get onto my computer but because of this missing file I don't have the firewall component. Using the Windows firewall for this purpose. Just thought I'd mention this fact in case you are worried that I may be spreading viruses to all of you. Cough cough sneeze sneeze :)

Thoughts?

gwalker 2014-06-11 19:33

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;188667]At the moment I'm sitting with XP on my computer and not knowing whether to upgrade my computer to Windows 7 or 8.1 because I'm not sure whether my hardware will be able to handle this upgrade. Computer shops quote approx. R1600 for this upgrade and installation. Including backing up of data. But I have an Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 2.66 GHZ Cpu which may be too slow for this application.

Been quoted anything from around R6000 upwards for a new computer.

Needing to do something as come the end of the month I won't have any anti virus software available on my computer. Somewhere along the way I appear to have lost a vsinit.dll file which is preventing me from installing antivirus software.

Currently I have a free version of AVG full internet protection which I managed to get onto my computer but because of this missing file I don't have the firewall component. Using the Windows firewall for this purpose. Just thought I'd mention this fact in case you are worried that I may be spreading viruses to all of you. Cough cough sneeze sneeze :)

Thoughts?[/QUOTE]

Go Win 8.1
The CPU is not to bad
You need about 4GB RAM, 2 GB at least

A new computer won't hurt, can send you some prices too if you want drop me a PM

Optimist 2014-06-11 20:04

Well Beetle I'm impressed, for a non-techie you sure know the lingo :cool: and I think you're in good hands with Graeme :)

Toilet Duck 2014-06-11 20:58

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;188667]At the moment I'm sitting with XP on my computer and not knowing whether to upgrade my computer to Windows 7 or 8.1 because I'm not sure whether my hardware will be able to handle this upgrade. Computer shops quote approx. R1600 for this upgrade and installation. Including backing up of data. But I have an Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 2.66 GHZ Cpu which may be too slow for this application.[/QUOTE]

That's not a bad price. That CPU will run Windows 7 perfectly, make sure you have at least 4GB RAM though. No need for a new PC. I would skip that abortion known as Windows 8 though. Windows 7 is this decade's XP.

Optimist 2014-06-11 21:14

None of you will be surprised to hear I'm not a fan of 8.x either, but given the way things work 7 is probably only good for a few more years...

As for hardware, I've now largely lost track :o

Optimist 2014-06-12 08:38

Load shedding is back
 
"Amusing" article on News 24 this morning, apparently Eishkom are now load shedding in an effort to prevent load shedding... :rolleyes::rolleyes:

The latest excuse is a lack of available generators which led to about an hour of cuts in some edge of Jo'burg areas last night, I know Krugersdorp was affected, with more expected tonight. :(

Crusher 2014-06-12 09:27

[QUOTE=Toilet Duck;188680]I would skip that abortion known as Windows 8 though. Windows 7 is this decade's XP.[/QUOTE]
I can't understand many folks objection to Win 8 / 8.1

I bought a new laptop a couple of years ago running Win 7 64-bit, and that was a good OS, just as XP was a good OS. I then took advantage of the M/Soft upgrade offer to Win8, and have subsequently updated to Win8.1.

Win 8 is a great OS .. sure, it takes a day or two to get your mind out of the older OS's like XP & 7, but my laptop runs just fine on Win8.1.

I even talked my 93 year-old Dad in the UK to upgrade his HP laptop to Win8 and then 8.1. He also finds it easy to use, and reliable

Citanul 2014-06-12 09:54

[QUOTE=Crusher;188708]I can't understand many folks objection to Win 8 / 8.1[/quote]

My objection to Windows 8 is the lack of a Start Menu. For my purposes it's extremely inconvenient not to have that present. In order to overcome that I've placed a lot of shortcuts on my desktop and use the Desktop toolbar as a menu, but it doesn't work as well as the fully-fledged Start Menu in previous versions.

That's the only real issue I have with Windows 8, but it's a big one for me. Windows 8.1 did at least fix the other ones that I had (not being able to boot straight to the desktop and not having an easily accessible shutdown button), but it's still not completely satisfactory.

Sankie 2014-06-12 10:39

[QUOTE=Optimist;188707]"Amusing" article on News 24 this morning, apparently Eishkom are now load shedding in an effort to prevent load shedding... :rolleyes::rolleyes:

The latest excuse is a lack of available generators which led to about an hour of cuts in some edge of Jo'burg areas last night, I know Krugersdorp was affected, with more expected tonight. :([/QUOTE]

Facts not your strong point this morning?

Deliberate power cuts took place countrywide on Wednesday night after two units at Duvha and Kendal power stations tripped and a portion of the capacity usually imported from Cahora Bassa became unavailable.

Crusher 2014-06-12 10:58

[QUOTE=Citanul;188710]My objection to Windows 8 is the lack of a Start Menu. [/QUOTE]
The free "Start8" seems to be the most common 'fix' to re-instate the Start Menu .. personally I reckon that on 8.1 it is not needed .. a "left-click in the bottom-left corner brings up all I need

JeanP 2014-06-12 11:01

last night was the first night that ive had power at night since Saturday:eek:

Citanul 2014-06-12 11:22

[QUOTE=Crusher;188715]The free "Start8" seems to be the most common 'fix' to re-instate the Start Menu .. personally I reckon that on 8.1 it is not needed .. a "left-click in the bottom-left corner brings up all I need[/QUOTE]

But I shouldn't have to download another program to replace what was a key part of previous versions of the operating system. I'd be OK with the default being to not have the Start Menu and there being an option to enable it, but I just don't understand the reasoning behind removing it completely.

While I accept that the Metro screen works well for a lot of users, maybe even the majority, it doesn't for me and I can't believe that there isn't a significant number of people who feel the same way. The Start Menu allowed easy access to the programs I use most often, the ones I've used most recently, the ability to scroll through a compact list of all installed programs, and quick access to various locations on my computer. None of the options available in Windows 8.1 - the Metro screen, left-clicking on the Start button or using the Desktop toolbar as a menu - offer the same functionality, so taking the Start Menu away seems to me like a step backwards.

beetle bailey 2014-06-12 11:43

[QUOTE=Optimist;188674]Well Beetle I'm impressed, for a non-techie you sure know the lingo :cool: and I think you're in good hands with Graeme :)[/QUOTE]

Ever hear the saying "bull**** baffles brains"? Or something like that. :D All I seem to remember is copying information that came in on the quotes or off my computer. Even a non-techie like myself can do something like that. Most times:o

Crusher 2014-06-12 13:37

[QUOTE=Citanul;188719]

While I accept that the Metro screen works well for a lot of users, maybe even the majority, it doesn't for me [/QUOTE]
I seldom use the Metro screen .. I just boot direct to desktop, just as I did with XP, and Win7

gwalker 2014-06-12 13:42

[QUOTE=Citanul;188719]But I shouldn't have to download another program to replace what was a key part of previous versions of the operating system. I'd be OK with the default being to not have the Start Menu and there being an option to enable it, but I just don't understand the reasoning behind removing it completely.
[/QUOTE]
Win 8.1 works nicely as a start menu. The Start8 programme works for those wanting the old interface. The OS moved on and offers a lot more and to be hung up because the need to install an extra programme is futile.


[QUOTE]

While I accept that the Metro screen works well for a lot of users, maybe even the majority, .[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=Crusher;188753]I seldom use the Metro screen .. I just boot direct to desktop, just as I did with XP, and Win7[/QUOTE]

There is no such thing as Metro in Windows 8.x it is called Modern UI. The Metro name belongs to company in Europe and nothing to do with Microsoft. In the pre beta, the name was used internally and somehow people coined onto it but the reality you giving another company free marketing.

Optimist 2014-06-12 13:45

@Sankie - I hear you :) , and I'm sure you know what I'm saying (in most part generally) too...

@BB - Yep, get that you read well :p but your passing on of the info was also done well, shows understanding. You'll be surprised what we do pick up over time, we all had to start somewhere.

Re 8.x - agree with Citanul but I also don't like the way the market endlessly pushes forward, certainly for my needs the old is more than good enough. And yes, I know it can't be supported foreva, but the profit-push & hype is always overdone... :(

Citanul 2014-06-12 14:44

[QUOTE=gwalker;188755]The OS moved on and offers a lot more and to be hung up because the need to install an extra programme is futile.[/QUOTE]

I get that the OS moves on. After all, the Start Menu in Windows 7 is a far cry from the Start Menu in Windows 95.

So if you could still do everything you could do with the Start Menu then it wouldn't be a problem, but you can't. Unless I've missed it, there's no way to get a list of all the programs installed on your computer laid out in an easily navigated way like the Start Menu did in previous versions.

As far as I can tell, the only options are either to create shortcuts on the Desktop and use the Desktop toolbar as a menu, but one that doesn't scroll as easily as the Start Menu used to; do a search for the program you want to use, which is less convenient that being able to pick it from a list; or using the Start screen, which is far less convenient to navigate than a simple list.

I realise that you can't accommodate everybody, and maybe the way I want to use Windows isn't that of a typical user, but seeing that I'm forced to use Windows (Linux isn't really an option because I can't do certain things as well in it) I don't think it's unreasonable for me to express my displeasure.

gwalker 2014-06-12 14:53

[QUOTE=Citanul;188765]I get that the OS moves on. After all, the Start Menu in Windows 7 is a far cry from the Start Menu in Windows 95.

So if you could still do everything you could do with the Start Menu then it wouldn't be a problem, but you can't. Unless I've missed it, there's no way to get a list of all the programs installed on your computer laid out in an easily navigated way like the Start Menu did in previous versions.

As far as I can tell, the only options are either to create shortcuts on the Desktop and use the Desktop toolbar as a menu, but one that doesn't scroll as easily as the Start Menu used to; do a search for the program you want to use, which is less convenient that being able to pick it from a list; or using the Start screen, which is far less convenient to navigate than a simple list.

I realise that you can't accommodate everybody, and maybe the way I want to use Windows isn't that of a typical user, but seeing that I'm forced to use Windows (Linux isn't really an option because I can't do certain things as well in it) I don't think it's unreasonable for me to express my displeasure.[/QUOTE]

All I am saying is that with Start8 Menu addon, it simply to install and brings back the Start Menu, it is easy to install and works fine. So if the hangup is a start menu there is addon (be it third party) which solves the issue and carry on.

beetle bailey 2014-06-12 15:18

You brainy guys are starting to frighten me with this talk of the start menu. :eek: For a simpleton like me I need to be able to switch on the computer, go to logon screen for either myself or maybe the wife, and up should come all my shortcuts to whatever program I want to go to. No messing about with any other way of accessing my programs.

Can see a long learning curve for me. :(

Citanul 2014-06-12 16:04

[QUOTE=gwalker;188768]All I am saying is that with Start8 Menu addon, it simply to install and brings back the Start Menu, it is easy to install and works fine. So if the hangup is a start menu there is addon (be it third party) which solves the issue and carry on.[/QUOTE]

And what I'm saying is that it shouldn't be necessary to have to install third-party software in order to get back what to me was a pretty fundamental feature. That's why I have an objection to Windows 8/8.1, and so was my response to Crusher's not understanding objections to the OS.

beetle bailey 2014-06-15 12:24

Things are pretty quiet at the moment so here's a cryptic message for the Queen.

[SIZE="6"]BOOM BOOM TRA LA LA BOOM BOOM[/SIZE]

You can sing along if you like.:D

Eurica 2014-06-15 12:32

The Queen is going to loose it soon. I put my headphones on but that lovely over the top base will not be drowned out :(

I need to live on an island. Far far away from people.

Optimist 2014-06-15 12:39

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Forum King 2014-06-15 12:41

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;189013]Things are pretty quiet at the moment so here's a cryptic message for the Queen.

[SIZE=6]BOOM BOOM TRA LA LA BOOM BOOM[/SIZE]

You can sing along if you like.:D[/QUOTE]
This Song Explains whats Happening ,The Queens neighbor decided to build a mountain of speakers and play music 27/7
[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81Mw7Z9AOkw[/url]

[QUOTE=Eurica;189014]The Queen is going to loose it soon. I put my headphones on but that lovely over the top base will not be drowned out :(

I need to live on an island. Far far away from people.[/QUOTE]

Breaking news queens twitter :p
[QUOTE]Headline in Volksblad tomorrow: Lady goes on killing spree after being forced to listen to neighbour's bass beat for 2 days straight.[/QUOTE]

Optimist 2014-06-15 12:55

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Breaking new[COLOR=red]s q[/COLOR]uee[COLOR=red]ns[/COLOR] twitte[COLOR=red]r[/COLOR] :p[/QUOTE]

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:p:p:p

Forum King 2014-06-15 12:59

[QUOTE=Optimist;189017]Incorrect Capitalisation
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:( Why are you such bully :p
Staying Up and studying and living on coffee does this to a person I write an International Exam on the 23rd of June:eek:

Optimist 2014-06-15 13:10

Sorry... Eurica depressed me :(

Break a leg! :cool:

Eurica 2014-06-15 13:12

Hey Optimist don't be nasty to the children :p

Depressed you? How did I depress you? :confused:

Optimist 2014-06-15 13:14

[QUOTE=Eurica;189014]I need to live on an island. Far far away from people.[/QUOTE]

.........:(

Eurica 2014-06-15 13:17

Oh don't be sad. I will still visit internet people. :) I have no problem with them. It's real people that drive me nuts.

Citanul 2014-06-16 06:24

[QUOTE=Optimist;189017]Mis-spelt[/QUOTE]

That one was technically a valid spelling. Granted, the Forum King isn't American and so shouldn't really be using their versions of words, but it's not completely wrong.

Optimist 2014-06-16 08:17

[QUOTE=Citanul;189036]That one was technically a valid spelling. Granted, the Forum King isn't American and so shouldn't really be using their versions of words, but it's not completely wrong.[/QUOTE]

Thought about that, but decided that although we're in an American saturated environment we're more pro-British here so out it goes :p

Back to the weather for a mo - I always start to feel better about it at this stage of winter.
In a mere 5 days time we'll have reached winter solstice when the sun is furthest from us, so the days that follow begin to take on more summer like qualities, Although it does take the Earth another 3 to 4 weeks to catch up with the change it now just becomes a matter of vasbyt for me :cool:

beetle bailey 2014-06-16 14:02

Down here in Slaapstad it's only just the start of our winter proper. Normally cold and wet up until the end of August so got to keep out the winter woolies for awhile yet. Been a couple of days since we've actually seen the sun. Even if it hasn't been raining it's been overcast and miserable and downright depressing. Still one blessing is that we haven't experienced any load shedding ........ yet. Well, not in my area anyway.

Citanul 2014-06-16 16:15

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;189051]Still one blessing is that we haven't experienced any load shedding ........ yet. Well, not in my area anyway.[/QUOTE]

There was one day of loadshedding earlier in year, so you must have been lucky enough not to be affected.

beetle bailey 2014-06-16 17:40

[QUOTE=Citanul;189056]There was one day of loadshedding earlier in year, so you must have been lucky enough not to be affected.[/QUOTE]

:eek: I do remember ONE time a couple of months ago when our power was off for around two hours but nothing else. Think this is nothing compared to what others up north have been experiencing.

Citanul 2014-06-16 18:26

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;189060]:eek: I do remember ONE time a couple of months ago when our power was off for around two hours but nothing else. Think this is nothing compared to what others up north have been experiencing.[/QUOTE]

Has there been more load shedding in the rest of the country since then? There may have been power outages, but I didn't think load shedding had been implemented (there's a difference between the two), but I could be wrong since Cape Town hasn't been affected if it has taken place.

Optimist 2014-06-17 07:53

The press report I read suggested there has been load shedding, but I think it was more of a biased slant on events by the reporter. Perhaps best to just say that some manual intervention appeared to have been necessary.
Otherwise nothing more I've heard about.

Optimist 2014-06-17 20:46

[QUOTE=Eurica;189014]I need to live on an island. Far far away from people.[/QUOTE]

Since I'll have to escape the Dome again ('cos it's there :p) maybe we should join forces, but I don't trust the rising oceans so let's escape to a mountain top - I'll take the north side.

Eurica 2014-06-17 20:52

Found it very funny that in that 2012 movie they landed on Die Drakensberge. Told the child. Don't worry . We will be ok. It's close ;-)

beetle bailey 2014-06-18 11:31

Anyone reasonably bilingual here? English to Afrikaans.

I mentioned the word settee, pronounced set-E and according to the dictionary referred to as being "a seat accommodating two or more people", to someone and they never knew what I was talking about. These days I think we mostly speak of a couch which is, to my mind, pretty much the same thing.

Anyone know what the Afrikaans word for 'settee' is and is this word still in use?

Optimist 2014-06-18 12:54

My Afrikaans isn't that bad but I think this goes beyond standard knowledge, so I tried settee on Google Translate - sure enough it's "bank". And a couch is a "rusbank".

But I think the word settee itself is rather outdated anyway, don't think I've heard anyone use it since I was a teenager.

MC Marietjie 2014-06-18 13:11

The Afrikaans word for couch is bank which is also the word for the place you put your money. Settee is a very old word and never really had an Afrikaans version, unless you are referring tot he kind of dog which is part of the pointer family.

Gotta love Afrikaans - can spend the whole day chasing your own tail!

Citanul 2014-06-18 13:38

[QUOTE=MC Marietjie;189320]Settee is a very old word and never really had an Afrikaans version, unless you are referring tot he kind of dog which is part of the pointer family.[/QUOTE]

Isn't that a setter?

I think settee is mainly a British term, so as South African English has evolved it appears to have fallen out of common usage.

Eurica 2014-06-18 13:45

Ja ok I'll own up, that person is me. Had no idea what BB was talking about. :o

Optimist 2014-06-18 14:17

Charles D just got back, a true born & bred boereseun, he says it's a kind of anglisisme (Americanism) in one sense.

So for couch, bank is for normal use but rusbank is more formal.
And he says that settee is directly translated as seteé (if you're an Afrikaans coogirl that lives in Waterkloof :p).

I think all languages have their weirdness and joys, yet still so limited sometimes...

beetle bailey 2014-06-18 14:51

[QUOTE=Eurica;189326]Ja ok I'll own up, that person is me. Had no idea what BB was talking about. :o[/QUOTE]

Was no need for you to own up to this. :o Thought it would be something to post here and get the lounge people's comments on. Seemed to have worked and even got MOM involved. Must be a slow day at the office for her? :D

Eurica 2014-06-18 15:56

I wish I had a quiet day. Today was chaos.

Optimist 2014-06-18 20:58

[IMG]http://www.cartoonistgroup.com/properties/beetlebailey/art_images/cg536313ff03d93.jpg[/IMG]

JeanP 2014-06-19 12:12

i am happy to say i am a proud owner of a Explora :D:D

Eurica 2014-06-19 12:15

[QUOTE=JeanP;189412]i am happy to say i am a proud owner of a Explora :D:D[/QUOTE]

Congrats and enjoy. I love mine. :)

beetle bailey 2014-06-19 12:16

[QUOTE=JeanP;189412]i am happy to say i am a proud owner of a Explora :D:D[/QUOTE]

May you have many years of happy, trouble free viewing with it.

I'll rather wait a couple more years for the Explora bugs, if there are any, to be fixed and in the meantime will stick with my 4P and 2U decoders until such time as one of them pack up on me.

beetle bailey 2014-06-19 12:18

[QUOTE=Optimist;189365][IMG]http://www.cartoonistgroup.com/properties/beetlebailey/art_images/cg536313ff03d93.jpg[/IMG][/QUOTE]

Beetle been watching too much late night World Cup Football so he needs his rest. Cannot comment about the "sleeping partner" though.

JeanP 2014-06-19 12:19

can't wait till all the CU stuff has loaded

Eurica 2014-06-19 19:43

[QUOTE=JeanP;189418]can't wait till all the CU stuff has loaded[/QUOTE]

Catch Up on the Explora is a thing of wonder. Once you go there you can never go back. :) Enjoy.

JeanP 2014-06-27 09:10

So i watched the Great Gatsby last night on CU what an odd movie that was:confused::eek:

Forum King 2014-06-27 09:32

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I passed my first international exam :d !

[IMG]http://forum.dstv.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=3658&stc=1&d=1403865056[/IMG]

Optimist 2014-06-27 10:44

Congrats Frosty!! :cool:

(BTW, if you didn't see my pre-edited other comments then send me a PM ;))

Forum King 2014-06-27 12:33

[QUOTE=Optimist;190098]Congrats Frosty!! :cool:

(BTW, if you didn't see my pre-edited other comments then send me a PM ;))[/QUOTE]

Thanks :) ,this was not an easy exam so far only 3 out of 16 people have passed the exam where I study.

About the random tags ,I know nothing about that :rolleyes:

Optimist 2014-06-27 14:50

:eek::eek:

[URL="http://www.fin24.com/Tech/News/Woman-dies-while-using-cheap-USB-charger-20140627"]Woman dies while using cheap USB charger[/URL]

Sydney - Australian authorities issued a warning about cheap, non-compliant USB-style chargers on Friday after a young woman died from apparent electrocution while using a laptop and possibly a smartphone.

The 28-year-old was found wearing headphones and with her computer in her lap with burns on her chest and ears at a home in Gosford, north of Sydney, in April.

Police are still investigating the circumstances of the death but the Department of Fair Trading, which has assisted with the case, suggested a sub-standard mobile phone charger could be to blame.

The woman, whom reports said was from the Philippines but had recently become an Australian citizen, had headphones plugged into her laptop, which was connected to a power socket to charge.

"The phone was also plugged into a USB-style charger. That charger had failed," said Lynelle Collins from the New South Wales Department of Fair Trading.

"Somehow power from that charger has connected to her body. Whether she had it (the phone) to her ear or was holding it in her hand, we don't know."

[B]Penalties[/B]

Collins said ideally people should avoid using their mobile phones while the devices were charging, but in any case they should avoid non-approved chargers.

"We are trying to alert people to the concern that sometimes when you buy really cheap chargers, they aren't compliant with... [safety] standards," she said.

Fair Trading said it had removed a number of unapproved and non-compliant USB-style chargers, travel adaptors and power boards from sale in Sydney after the death.

They said the devices did not meet essential safety requirements and were often made of inferior plastics and other insulation materials.

"These devices pose a serious risk of electrocution or fire," Fair Trading commissioner Rod Stowe said in a statement.

Maximum penalties for selling devices that fail Australian standards are A$87 500 ($82 500) and/or two years imprisonment for an individual and a A$875 000 fine for a corporation.

The woman's death is the only known fatality in Australia potentially linked with the chargers, but a report from China in 2013 suggested a woman was electrocuted while making a call on a phone that was charging.

- AFP
(News24 - Tech)

beetle bailey 2014-06-27 17:29

Well done Frosty. Congratulations. Now I can start sending you private PM's regarding any problems I may experience with my computer or internet. Heck, but it's nice to have people such as yourself that I can call on. :D

Hurry up and get clued up in lots of other areas please.

But seriously, well done.

Eurica 2014-06-27 17:43

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Ja ja. Frosty pasted (congrats) and a woman was blown up by her USB or something (didn't bother to read to whole thing, so many english words) My problem is worse. I walked into my local and other people are sitting at my table!!! :eek: :confused:
And they ordered another round! Get out of my spot! :mad:

Optimist 2014-06-27 18:27

I've told you before, you need to get a rottweiler... just don't end up looking like him :p

[IMG]http://www.cartoonstock.com/lowres/animals-dog-guard_dog-rottweiler-negotiation-negotiating_tool-pha0131l.jpg[/IMG]

Eurica 2014-06-27 18:49

[QUOTE=Optimist;190155]I've told you before, you need to get a rottweiler... [/IMG][/QUOTE]

So that's why I've been working on growing my snor.:D Knew there was a reason. Shared of a Rottwieiler have you seen this b....

Optimist 2014-06-27 19:02

[QUOTE=Eurica;190157]Shared of a Rottwieiler have you seen this b....[/QUOTE]

Translation: Scared of a Rottweiler have you seen this B....

So... have I seen my own cartoon :confused::rolleyes:

Don't drink so much while you're waiting to be seated, to drink :o

Eurica 2014-06-27 19:10

Translation.

Not shared of your dogs. I'm worse.
Wees bang. Wees baie baie bang. :cool:

No drinking over here. Except for OBS but that is cold medicine. Dis koud man. ;) Bloem is not cool. Bloem is cold. :mad:

Optimist 2014-06-27 19:20

[QUOTE=Eurica;190159]I'm worse.
Wees bang. Wees baie baie bang. :cool:[/QUOTE]

So go and bite the trespassers! Just like the soccer crazies :D

[QUOTE=Eurica;190159]Dis koud man. Bloem is not cool. Bloem is cold. :mad:[/QUOTE]

Been quite nice here today.
Definitely time for you to escape from there...

BTW, there was a shrink there when I was in the army (think he's since been on Carte Blanche for malpractice :eek:) - he threatened to send me to the infantry for behaviour I won't mention but nothing bad... so not too surprising you're losing it in that place.

Eurica 2014-06-27 19:35

I don't know any head headshrinkers. I'm normal I tell you.. normal NORMAL. Now please make the voices stop. It's so crowded in here. :o Deciding on a channel is a freaking nightmare.

Cold. You know nothing about cold. (Jon Snow) This morning it looked like it snowed but it was just frost. Cold cold icy frost.

Optimist 2014-06-27 19:40

[QUOTE=Eurica;190161]Cold. You know nothing about cold. (Jon Snow) This morning it looked like it snowed but it was just frost. Cold cold icy frost.[/QUOTE]

Believe me I know... ever been woken up at 4 in the morning, evvvery morning, in a tent with a "blanket" of frost on your bed!! :eek::eek:

Now pick a nice calm channel and sing softly to yourself, the sun will come back soon I promise :)

Eurica 2014-06-27 19:47

Ja nice music channel. Oh wait there isn't one. :eek:
And the queen is banned. :eek:

beetle bailey 2014-06-27 20:32

[QUOTE=Eurica;190163]Ja nice music channel. Oh wait there isn't one. :eek:[/QUOTE]

Perhaps go next door to your neighbours? Believe they are quite into music so could have something for you to listen to.

Eurica 2014-06-27 20:51

@BB They have no taste in music. Poor young people. Listening to doef doef doef sokkie music. Siestog.
Go look for "the heart asks pleasure first" from the 'The Piano' movie (ja on YouTube) and then ask me about music that moves the soul :)

Forum King 2014-07-02 14:25

[IMG]https://i.chzbgr.com/maxW500/2622091520/h673AE73D/[/IMG]

:cool:

beetle bailey 2014-07-02 14:36

Psst Forum King keep this between the two of us but I think you need to change the word live to read LIFE in your signature. Shhh. Maybe nobody else would have noticed. Or is it meant to be live?

Optimist 2014-07-02 14:45

I noticed :p
Frosty has already corrected it ;)

He shouldn't get here so quickly, supposed to be studying... :rolleyes:

Forum King 2014-07-02 14:59

[QUOTE=Optimist;190620]I noticed :p
Frosty has already corrected it ,He shouldn't get here so quickly, supposed to be studying... [/QUOTE]

:eek: Frosty is on a holiday until the 14th of July.
Forum King studies 75% of his day and already gone through the material(70-688) 3 Times ,watched videos on the subject matter gone through past questions.

Frosty is bored ,he cant study the next module which is server 2012 (70-410) which will be interesting until given the voucher so that he can access it on skillpipe.com since Microsoft went digital.

Frosty is looking forward to the 11 July as he will get to visit (infiltrate) MC.

:p

beetle bailey 2014-07-02 15:10

Well, it seems like there are three of us who are bored with nothing better to do than sit and talk nonsense on this thread. Then again, isn't that what we all mostly do anyway?

Optimist 2014-07-02 15:14

Where's the fourth regular loony??

Euricaaa!!! Come out and plaaayyy!!

Optimist 2014-07-02 15:34

[QUOTE=Forum King;190621]Frosty is looking forward to the 11 July as he will get to visit (infiltrate) MC.

:p[/QUOTE]

Not coming after all this time :(

The queen should hitch hike, she'll manage to get a lift if she takes a six-pack with her.

Poor MC... *shakes head*

Linoman 2014-07-02 16:00

Hi all

New member on this forum. Didn't have dstv for a few years and within last 3 weeks am setup with Explora and 2u HD PVR in bedroom.

beetle bailey 2014-07-02 16:55

Welcome Linoman and a word of advice. The Forum is where a bunch of .... lunatics?, hang out and they sometimes go off the rails talking about things that perhaps make absolutely no sense to anyone with a semblance of having a couple of brain cells.

But should you be in the same category as the rest of them then welcome and may your stay here be a pleasant one. Occasionally the people on this Forum do have the odd bit of brain activity and post something sensible and, let me add, helpful. So not all is bad with them.

I wonder if Optimist, Forum King or others will pick up on something from my above comments?

Optimist 2014-07-02 16:57

Welcome aboard and back to decent TV, Linoman :cool:

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;190635]I wonder if Optimist, Forum King or others will pick up on something from my above comments?[/QUOTE]

Now whatever can that crazy old man mean this time?! :confused::p

beetle bailey 2014-07-02 17:04

[QUOTE=Linoman;190630]Hi all

New member on this forum. Didn't have dstv for a few years and within last 3 weeks am setup with Explora and 2u HD PVR in bedroom.[/QUOTE]

Hope you don't experience what I've just experienced. Was watching tv via my 2U decoder, secondary, when it lost signal. Went to the "waiting for connection from primary decoder" message and after a while this message changed to "no message from prim decoder. Check cabling between decoders and confirm view setting correct". Nobody had touched the cables or decoders in any way yet I lost the picture.

Phoned MC and went through a number of steps including disconnecting of extraview, connecting as individual decoders which gave me back my picture, then reconnecting as extraview and after having picture for a couple of seconds, say one minute, lost picture again and returned to the same error messages as before.

Now I'm waiting for someone from MC to phone and see whether they can help. Have no idea who or what this person is.

Where on the Forum should I post this problem?

Optimist 2014-07-02 17:07

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;190637]Where on the Forum should I post this problem?[/QUOTE]

Likely best in the PVR decoders section BB. Just copy what you've said here, then you won't have to type it again.

Forum King 2014-07-02 17:18

[QUOTE=Linoman;190630]Hi all

New member on this forum. Didn't have dstv for a few years and within last 3 weeks am setup with Explora and 2u HD PVR in bedroom.[/QUOTE]

Welcome to the Forum :) Linoman

Be wary of Beetle bailey he is not what he appears to be ,aka normal :p;)

beetle bailey 2014-07-02 17:40

Thanks Optimist. I have posted as suggested but am fully expecting that the error could be with the decoder. Even though it's only a couple of months old. :mad: But will wait for tonight and see whether anyone contacts me as MC said will be done.

Forum King I think you possibly picked up on my mischevious and devious post?

While typing the words Forum King I realised that you are in fact a fraud as you have long ago resigned from this post. Still, what with all the corruption going on these days, I'm talking about sport and not politics, I suppose we'll allow you to keep that title and let you continue to live your lie.

Our Queen also seems to be very busy these days as she's not only staying away from the Forum but isn't too active on Twitter either. :eek: Don't tell me she's actually ...... dare I say it? ............ WORKING!!!! :eek:

Optimist 2014-07-02 19:12

[IMG]http://www.cartoonstock.com/lowres/environmental-issues-solar-solar_powers-heat-heating-bubble-jfa3358l.jpg[/IMG]

Eurica 2014-07-02 20:36

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;190643]
Our Queen also seems to be very busy these days as she's not only staying away from the Forum but isn't too active on Twitter either. :eek: Don't tell me she's actually ...... dare I say it? ............ WORKING!!!! :eek:[/QUOTE]

Ja I'm sorry that I haven't been around. Work is crazy. (they are actually making me work for my peanuts :eek:) I have two assignments due (ja like that's going to get done) and the offspring is here for the holidays (very active the young adults)

Linoman 2014-07-03 07:18

Thanks for all the welcoming everyone. Glad to be part of this forum

beetle bailey 2014-07-03 12:38

[QUOTE=Linoman;190680]Thanks for all the welcoming everyone. Glad to be part of this forum[/QUOTE]

Hope you still feel that way after you've been here a short while and read some of the drivel that gets posted here. But feel free, please, to add your rubbish to the rest of OURS.

Or perhaps you can raise the standard a little bit by posting sensible, wise and interesting comments and topics. THAT will be a change for the rest of us. :rolleyes:

Forum King 2014-07-03 12:48

The Most Boring Article You'll Read Today
 
[FONT=Arial][SIZE=3]-The kind of boredom you experience most often may be linked to your personality, say researchers.-

[QUOTE][/SIZE][/FONT][FONT=Arial][SIZE=3] Indifferent boredom, one of the five types, can be rather relaxing. [/SIZE][/FONT]

Katia Andreassi
National Geographic
Published November 21, 2013


[B]Who knew boredom could be so interesting? But it's not just being bored; it's what kind of boredom you are experiencing that has researchers intrigued.
[/B]

According to an article published in the journal [I]Motivation and Emotion[/I], there are five types of boredom—which is one more than the research team expected to identify. The boredom varieties range from a calm and pleasant experience to something more like depression.
The research team, led by Thomas Goetz of the University of Konstanz and the Thurgau University of Teacher Education in Konstanz, Germany, collected real-time data from university and high-school students multiple times a day over a two-week period. They found that boredom is not only widespread—every student in the study experienced some level of boredom—but it's also more common than other emotions. "Boredom is the most often and most intense emotion experienced by students," wrote Goetz in an email, "much more intense than enjoyment, anxiety or anger."
Students reported if they were bored, answered questions about their positive or negative feelings, and rated how calm or fidgety they felt. From these reports the researchers identified five different types of boredom. They also found that tedium is personal. "People tend to experience specific types of boredom," said Goetz, which could mean that boredom is linked to your personality.
So, which type of boredom do you experience?


[B]Indifferent boredom:[/B] This is a pleasant form of boredom, said Goetz, giving as an example a student who has had a really long day. "You go to a class, you are tired, and the class is boring. However, the boredom is experienced as rather relaxing and even positive. It is still boredom, but you like being bored." Another example? Zoning out on the couch in front of a marathon of trashy reality TV.


[B]Calibrating boredom:[/B] Do you let your thoughts wander? If you are open to new ideas but don't feel any motivation to actually get up and do something, that's calibrating boredom. "It is like daydreaming," said Goetz, "but not actively searching for new actions."


[B]Searching boredom:[/B] If you have ever responded to the question "why did you do it?" with "because I was bored," you have possibly experienced searching boredom. People who experience searching boredom are highly motivated to find a more interesting activity. This type of boredom can lead to innocuous behavior like texting a friend, or may prompt violent or risky actions, explained Goetz. "However, searching boredom can also result in highly creative and positive actions," he said. "Thus, it is a big chance—it leads to actions."


[B]Reactant boredom:[/B] Trapped in a boring lecture or never-ending meeting? You may be experiencing reactant boredom. When you can't change your circumstances—get up and leave the classroom or conference room—your boredom may be accompanied by restlessness and aggression, along with the desire to do something else. "You are bored, you can't leave the situations, and this goes in line with feelings of aggression," said Goetz.


[B]Apathetic boredom:[/B] This type of boredom was a surprise to the researchers. The other types were first identified in a 2006 study that Goetz participated in, but apathetic boredom—a very unpleasant form of boredom accompanied by a lack of motivation—emerged from this recent research. It seems to be similar to depression, and it may have more negative consequences than other types.
"Apathetic boredom can be assumed to be detrimental for personal psychological health," Goetz said.

Are there more ways to be bored out there? "I don't think that there are further types of boredom," said Goetz, "but let's see."
[FONT=Arial][SIZE=3][/QUOTE]

[URL="http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/11/131121-boredom-personality-psychology-students-science/"]LINK TO ARTICLE[/URL]
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Optimist 2014-07-03 13:06

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;190716]Hope you still feel that way after you've been here a short while and read some of the drivel that gets posted here. But feel free, please, to add your rubbish to the rest of OURS.

Or perhaps you can raise the standard a little bit by posting sensible, wise and interesting comments and topics. THAT will be a change for the rest of us. :rolleyes:[/QUOTE]

Firstly, BB isn't necessarily speaking for others... :p

And he's just referring to the lounge (I hope :eek:)

Eurica 2014-07-03 13:16

[QUOTE=Optimist;190723]Firstly, BB isn't necessarily speaking for others... :p

And he's just referring to the lounge (I hope :eek:)[/QUOTE]

I think BB is mostly talking about the three of us that can be a bit koekoe. ;)

I wish I could go out for a beer after work (urgh work) but the child is killing my budget. Anyone feel like sponsoring the queen for a drink? :)

beetle bailey 2014-07-03 14:14

Only referring to the lounge thread where all sorts of nonsense gets spoken. I mean like, come on, Doctor WHO and his silly avatars? :eek: :rolleyes::D Not to mention some of the other stupid stuff we have had on here over the past few months. As for the DRINKING, well I'll rather not go there as some here have reputedly drunk the lounge dry. :D

But, although I cannot recall them, there have been some decent discussions as well. Windows 8.1 and it's advantages or disadvantages went on for quite some time. Also been some very helpful suggestions to some queries raised by fellow "loungers".

So in amongst the drivel, which I hasten to add I also contribute to, there has been a lot of good stuff and I for one, class all here as my friends. Also this drivel that I'm talking about is when we ALL talk a bit of nonsense and/or take the "mickey/minnie? out of each other. Just wanted to sort of clear up any kind of misunderstanding there may have been.

Optimist 2014-07-04 15:10

[LEFT][FONT=Verdana]What gets wetter and wetter the more it dries?[/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana]A towel.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]What begins with P, ends with E, and has 1,000 letters?[/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana]Post office.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]What can you catch but not throw?[/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana]A cold.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]What goes around the world but stays in a corner?[/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana]A stamp.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]A father and son were in a car accident. The father died, and the son was taken to the hospital. The doctor said, "I cannot operate on this boy. He is my son." How is this possible?[/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana]Answer: The doctor is his mother.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]What begins with E, ends with E, and has one letter?[/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana]Envelope.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]What kind of nut has a hole?[/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana]Donut.[/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana](Also the nuts in this lounge with holes in their heads :p)[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]A cowboy rode into town on Friday, stayed three days, and left on Friday. How is this possible?[/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana]His horse's name is "Friday."[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]What do you call a fish without an eye?[/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana]A "fsh!"[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]What car is spelled the same forwards and backwards?[/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana]Racecar.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]If you drop a yellow hat in the Red Sea, what does it become?[/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana]Wet?[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]What month has 28 days?[/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana]All of them![/FONT][/LEFT]

Eurica 2014-07-04 15:15

Very clever but is a stamp? Or an envelope or post office for that matter :-)

Optimist 2014-07-04 15:27

[QUOTE=Eurica;190840]Very clever but is a stamp? Or an envelope or post office for that matter :-)[/QUOTE]

I post them as I find them. ;)

Eurica 2014-07-04 15:31

I was just now coping a document to my usb stiggie and explaining the offspring about floppy disks. She is looking at me like I'm lying. :rolleyes:

Optimist 2014-07-04 15:35

Yep, and more and more you'll begin to feel like a dinosaur! :eek:

[QUOTE=Eurica;190842]the offspring[/QUOTE]

The offspring, the child, etc.... SHAME! :o don't you consider it your dearest and most prized co-creation??

Eurica 2014-07-04 15:38

My prized creating now want to play me an Offspring song. I'm scared. :eek: Help

Citanul 2014-07-04 15:46

[QUOTE=Optimist;190839][FONT=Verdana]What month has 28 days?[/FONT]
[LEFT] [FONT=Verdana]All of them![/FONT][/LEFT]
[/QUOTE]

Technically, "February" is also a correct answer to this one since it's ambiguously worded. It could either be read as [I]at least[/I] 28 days or [I]only/exactly[/I] 28 days. I know how it's intended to be read because I know that it's supposed to be a trick question, but because of the way that it's worded there's more than one answer.

The other way the question is phrased is "How many months have 28 days?". In that case "one" is a perfectly acceptable answer since if 28 is allowed to mean "at least 28" then "one" must be allowed to mean "at least one", and it's definitely the case that at least one month has 28 days (either exactly or at least). :p

Optimist 2014-07-04 15:51

Eish, what happened to simple joke telling? :confused:

Optimist 2014-07-04 15:58

[QUOTE=Citanul;190845]and it's definitely the case that at least one month has 28 days (either exactly or at least). :p[/QUOTE]

And when it has 29?? And don't they all have that at least, which was the original point anyway?? :rolleyes::D

Citanul 2014-07-04 16:11

[QUOTE=Optimist;190846]Eish, what happened to simple joke telling? :confused:[/QUOTE]

Nothing's ever simple in the Lounge. :D

[QUOTE=Optimist;190847]And don't they all have that at least, which was the original point anyway?? :rolleyes::D[/QUOTE]

But it doesn't explicitly say "at least", which was my point - it can be interpreted in more than one way, so more than one answer should be accepted as being correct.

Eurica 2014-07-04 16:14

Child: Let Me play you a new song
Me: No. I'm not in the mood for new music.
Child: But it's Katy Perry!
Me: No
Child: It's the MNet promo song
Me: What, the magic one?
Child: Urm yes
Me: Really I thought it was one of their in house songs!
Child: *stares at me like I'm a special kind of idiot*
Me: *proceeds to sing a long to a song I previously didn't know existed*

Optimist 2014-07-04 16:17

[QUOTE=Citanul;190848]But it doesn't explicitly say "at least", which was my point - it can be interpreted in more than one way, so more than one answer should be accepted as being correct.[/QUOTE]

:confused: But I just disproved that (sort of... I think. Ja, maybe.)

It's no wonder scientists are strange looking... :eek:

Optimist 2014-07-04 16:22

[QUOTE=Eurica;190849]Child: Let Me play you a new song
Me: No. I'm not in the mood for new music.
Child: But it's Katy Perry!
Me: No
Child: It's the MNet promo song
Me: What, the magic one?
Child: Urm yes
Me: Really I thought it was one of their in house songs!
Child: *stares at me like I'm a special kind of idiot*
Me: *proceeds to sing a long to a song I previously didn't know existed*[/QUOTE]

And there I thought it would be a song about mistreated children :rolleyes: instead it's just you being a dinosaur, again :p

Eurica 2014-07-04 16:27

[QUOTE=Optimist;190851]And there I thought it would be a song about mistreated children :rolleyes: instead it's just you being a dinosaur, again :p[/QUOTE]

I don’t think it's a dinosaur thing. More living in a bubble thing. :o

Citanul 2014-07-04 16:29

[QUOTE=Optimist;190850]:confused: But I just disproved that (sort of... I think. Ja, maybe.)[/QUOTE]

Even though February can have 29 days, it's still the only month that has exactly 28 days, even if that only happens 75% of the time (although it's actually slightly less than 75% of the time because not all century years are leap years).

I probably wouldn't be debating this if I weren't putting off leaving the office - I have to go out into the rain to get to my car. But don't feel left out, as the cold front should make its way to Joburg too. :p

Optimist 2014-07-04 16:35

:eek: Now where did I put my bubble!...

Eurica 2014-07-04 16:41

[QUOTE=Optimist;190854]:eek: Now where did I put my bubble!...[/QUOTE]

Post 221? :p

Forum King 2014-07-04 17:10

Please would you lot consider taking this poll we need feedback for the lounge :p.

[url]http://strawpoll.me/2045263[/url]

Eurica 2014-07-04 17:14

I voted. Now where is my prize?

Optimist 2014-07-04 17:31

I see we can vote as many times as we want, just what I would expect from a crooked ex-monarch :p

BTW, great minds thought alike Eurica :cool:

Eurica 2014-07-04 17:34

[QUOTE=Optimist;190863] ... great minds thought alike Eurica :cool:[/QUOTE]

Ja them great minds. They do tend to think alike :D

Forum King 2014-07-04 17:34

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BTW, great minds thought alike Eurica :cool:[/QUOTE]

No you can only vote once :p
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beetle bailey 2014-07-04 17:36

[QUOTE=Citanul;190853]Even though February can have 29 days, it's still the only month that has exactly 28 days, even if that only happens 75% of the time (although it's actually slightly less than 75% of the time because not all century years are leap years).

I probably wouldn't be debating this if I weren't putting off leaving the office - I have to go out into the rain to get to my car. But don't feel left out, as the cold front should make its way to Joburg too. :p[/QUOTE]

Hope you got home safely. This is one big storm brewing up here.

As for the jokes posted by Optimist and the commentaries that followed on from this with the dates thing it has proven to be just too much for my limited brain resources to follow. So I'll leave the rest of you to sort that one out.

As for the MNET song? Is that a cover version of an old Beatles number? The one that goes something along the lines of "The best things in life are free, but you can give them to the birds and bees, give me MONEY, that's what I want". Or have I got that wrong too? :rolleyes:

Eurica 2014-07-04 17:39

BB you just got a massive smile form the child for that post's cleverness :-)

Optimist 2014-07-04 17:51

My humble apologies your lordshipsortofthing, easy to presume in this place :o

I'm too lazy to keep checking the poll so hope you'll keep us updated.

Optimist 2014-07-04 17:57

BTW, what is "a lough"?? :confused::p

Forum King 2014-07-04 18:03

[QUOTE=Optimist;190870]BTW, what is "a lough"?? :confused::p[/QUOTE]
Irish spelling of loch :p

Citanul 2014-07-04 19:42

[QUOTE=Forum King;190865]No you can only vote once :p[/QUOTE]

What if you use a different computer? :D

Linoman 2014-07-05 07:40

Hi again all, I must say that this forum seems to be quite active at times.

Today I am sick on the couch and will be having one on one with my Explora. Sadly tomorrow will be at work.

Optimist 2014-07-05 10:03

Too active sometimes, gets a bit heated... :eek:

Feel better soon, maybe a day off will help.

Optimist 2014-07-05 12:25

Only 5 votes!! :eek:
A stay-away, or does this tell us we're boring or too mad for others? :o

i don't know how to act "normal" :confused::(

Eurica 2014-07-05 12:29

[QUOTE=Optimist;190905]i don't know how to act "normal" :confused::([/QUOTE]

Normal is overrated. :cool:

I have an assignment due Monday that I haven't even started on but instead of doing that I'll go visit my sister and drink too much wine. So look out for tipsy posts later :D

Linoman 2014-07-05 13:51

[QUOTE=Optimist;190893]Too active sometimes, gets a bit heated... :eek:

Feel better soon, maybe a day off will help.[/QUOTE]


Thanks, I planned to do some chores this morning around the home. Ended up watching Catch Up (Dredd) and BoxOffice (Her). Now for some PVR content and then will get up

Explora = way too much content to watch all of it :D

My poor 2U HD in the bedroom is hardly ever used and its only 3 weeks old :eek:

beetle bailey 2014-07-05 14:08

Unfortunately, or is that fortunately, when one has catch up and recorded programmes to watch, not to mention live sport, then the daily chores tend to get pushed to one side. Oh well, we pay a lot of money for DStv so may as well get our money's worth.

Hope you get well soon Linoman.

:confused: Perhaps Eurica should be banned from here for the rest of the day? Too much alcohol could lead to her telling us some "home truths" about what she really thinks of some of us? :eek:

Linoman 2014-07-05 17:27

Eventually got up and did a couple of chores. As I am working tomorrow, downloading as much Catch Up content onto my machine as possible. In case its quite tomorrow

Linoman 2014-07-06 08:48

Catch Up =Quite easy to use actually on both Decoders and PC's. Testing all the content I downloaded yesterday in case its quite today at work.

Working quite nicely I must say

Optimist 2014-07-06 23:45

After watching Carte Blanche I'm worried Eurica overdid it last night, not a peep out of her even though she planned to raid the Lounge with an after-party. :-/

Eurica 2014-07-07 07:37

haha no luckily there was no 8ta reception so I could not go on the internet. You were spared my tipsy posts :D

But what a party. Only now starting to feed human again. :o

Optimist 2014-07-07 08:34

:cool: Glad you're ok... sort of, don't mean you're really "ok", that would be out of character :-p

[QUOTE=Citanul;190853]But don't feel left out, as the cold front should make its way to Joburg too. :p[/QUOTE]

A bit brisk in the mornings here until Thurs., then back to normal.
Saw a few clouds on the edge of the city last night and that was it, looks like this one was just for you :p

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[B]Who Posted?[/B]
Total Posts: 266

[B]User Name Posts[/B]

Optimist 77
Eurica 60
beetle bailey 37
Citanul 24
Forum King 19
JeanP 19
Geoff D 7
Linoman 6
gwalker 4
Crusher 3
Staffy 2
Flynn 2
Sankie 2
GateGirl 1
Toilet Duck 1
MC Marietjie 1
[FRED] 1[/QUOTE]

Yikes! Looks like it's time I took a break from here, too much nonsense in my head :o

beetle bailey 2014-07-07 14:29

[QUOTE=Eurica;190971]haha no luckily there was no 8ta reception so I could not go on the internet. You were spared my tipsy posts :D

But what a party. Only now starting to feed human again. :o[/QUOTE]

Since when have you ever felt human? Thought you were an escapee from Dr Who's telephone box and he's not human is he?

Optimist, you, as the senior poster, are not allowed to leave this forum and we look to you to keep things moving.

Optimist 2014-07-07 14:36

[QUOTE=Eurica;190971]Only now starting to [COLOR=red]feed human[/COLOR] again. :o[/QUOTE]

:eek: Just realised wot you actually typed! :eek:

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;191023]Optimist, you, as the senior poster, are not allowed to leave this forum and we look to you to keep things moving.[/QUOTE]

Thks. Getting a bit busy at work, but I only meant a break from posting in the Lounge - give you juniors a chance to catch up :p

Eurica 2014-07-07 14:40

I do hate myself sometimes. Saturday was party party and Sunday was spend in a semi dead state watching catch up so needless to say the assignment did not get done. So guess who has been trying to complete the assignment and working. :eek: I'm a bit stressed. :eek:

Optimist 2014-07-07 14:43

No, you missed the point - one "feels human" not "fee[COLOR=red]d[/COLOR]s on humans"!! :eek:

*Looks for hiding place*

Eurica 2014-07-07 14:50

Ja I saw your point. I just ignored it. :p

Calm down skapie. It's a typing error. I don't go round eating people! :eek::D

PS I wanted to post you a picture of the calm down lemur but I don't think the language will go over so lekker on this here forum! :D

Optimist 2014-07-07 15:01

:o Just making sure... wot with your reputation and the programs you watch :rolleyes:

So did you get into trouble for your assignment? :(

Eurica 2014-07-07 15:06

I'm trying to upload it now but the Unisa site is not known for its reliability and our network is lazier than a cat sleeping in the sun. Might take awhile :eek:

And to make the day even better we got one of those: "Hey boys and girls it's time to restructure! Let's spin this wheel and see who still has jobs. Whoohooo " emails from the important people in Gauteng.

:'(

Forum King 2014-07-07 15:20

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Here it is an approved manner for the lounge approved by John and Jane Doe.:p

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JeanP 2014-07-07 17:13

[QUOTE=Eurica;191033]Ja I saw your point. I just ignored it. :p

Calm down skapie. It's a typing error. I don't go round eating people! :eek::D[/QUOTE]

Well said actually made me laugh:D

Optimist 2014-07-07 19:09

[I]Does anyone actually know anyone[/I]........... [URL="http://www.google.co.za/url?url=http://www.knowledgeoverflow.com/smileys/&rct=j&frm=1&q=&esrc=s&sa=U&ei=FNS6U4iQMoXG7Abk1YDgCQ&ved=0CB0Q9QEwBA&usg=AFQjCNEJ4rPu8Uh6NN5ZJNVXC5nKQgrVcg"][IMG]https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTKtDvTiAivq-iSsozuQh36U-ijbXGNfJ8vUyQa_D1bFiTCsTEu4qpZrA[/IMG][/URL]



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Eurica 2014-07-07 19:22

I'll make that my profile pic tomorrow.

Linoman 2014-07-07 20:04

A good evening to all of you. I trust you all had a good Monday.

Optimist 2014-07-07 20:25

[QUOTE=Linoman;191089]A good evening to all of you. I trust you all had a good Monday.[/QUOTE]

Oh yes, good fun in the Lounge all day. Presume yours went well too. ;)

Flynn 2014-07-08 08:03

Damn, Winter finally visited Gauteng -2 degrees this morning with icy wind

Eurica 2014-07-08 08:38

My phone app shows that it will be -9 tonight. :eek:

Citanul 2014-07-08 09:00

So it seems like Cape Town is the hotspot in the country as it's only been going down to 2 degrees. :D

gwalker 2014-07-08 11:01

[QUOTE=Citanul;191131]So it seems like Cape Town is the hotspot in the country as it's only been going down to 2 degrees. :D[/QUOTE]

Must be honest, been warmer in Cape Town than it was in Jhb last week.

Geoff D 2014-07-08 11:19

[QUOTE=gwalker;191145]Must be honest, been warmer in Cape Town than it was in Jhb last week.[/QUOTE]
Watch out, Table Mountain Fever is one of the most contagious diseases in the World, closely followed by Western Province/Stormer Fever

gwalker 2014-07-08 11:23

[QUOTE=Geoff D;191150]Watch out, Table Mountain Fever is one of the most contagious diseases in the World, closely followed by Western Province/Stormer Fever[/QUOTE]

Well after the Bulls performance the past weekend, doesn't help the fever, but still a Bull supporter, well not province. My son asked who we supporting with the Sharks and Stormer match...and I don't know, logic says the Sharks as they the only SA team with a hope left...but rather support neither.

JeanP 2014-07-08 13:24

did anyone see the ISS last night as it was orbiting over our country :D

Optimist 2014-07-08 13:25

Missed that one Jean, was it a good one?

So now how come we're all feeling this low temperature at the same time, or is it also the last CT front taking longer than normal to reach us?
How's tropical Durbs doing?

Looks like it might clear up here later tomorrow from what I saw on the weather ch. yesterday.

Sankie 2014-07-08 13:43

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Optimist 2014-07-08 18:59

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Linoman 2014-07-11 07:26

Well after forcing myself to go to work sick for 2 weeks with the flu. I think my body finally had enough. Couldn't get out of bed today. Going to be off for three days now.

gwalker 2014-07-11 08:27

[QUOTE=Linoman;191423]Well after forcing myself to go to work sick for 2 weeks with the flu. I think my body finally had enough. Couldn't get out of bed today. Going to be off for three days now.[/QUOTE]

And 2 weeks of spreading germs to others sadly

JeanP 2014-07-11 08:53

[QUOTE=Optimist;191168]Missed that one Jean, was it a good one?

So now how come we're all feeling this low temperature at the same time, or is it also the last CT front taking longer than normal to reach us?
How's tropical Durbs doing?

Looks like it might clear up here later tomorrow from what I saw on the weather ch. yesterday.[/QUOTE]

yea i was a real nice one

JeanP 2014-07-11 08:56

ok so this is weird i can reply to other peoples comments but i can't post a new thread:eek: did i do something wrong or is stupid Mweb even worse today

Forum King 2014-07-11 15:54

Dstv Tour
 
:D
Time for the Photo`s ,Photo`s are in spoilers as pics are large that it will mess with the layout and the FK is tired to compress and convert.
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[IMG]http://www.thedamgfrost.tk/dstvhq/sats.JPG[/IMG]
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:eek:

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[IMG]http://www.thedamgfrost.tk/dstvhq/photo%202.JPG[/IMG]
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The Tour was great : )

Forum King 2014-07-11 15:58

Part 2 Photo`s
 
Here is part 2 of the Photo`s

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Forum King 2014-07-11 16:08

Part 3 This is the last batch :o
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Optimist 2014-07-11 16:29

[QUOTE=Forum King;191480]the FK[/QUOTE]

Still delusional I see... :p

Thanks for the photos, now give us a 45 page summary about what you learnt ;)

Forum King 2014-07-11 16:56

[QUOTE=Optimist;191483]Still delusional I see... :p

Thanks for the photos, now give us a 45 page summary about what you learnt ;)[/QUOTE]
The hard working people at Dstv still consider me the forum King :p

In Summary their was a discussion about BBC entertainment ,lack of British content ,"We want more Sc-fy" , "Why can`t we have package without sports?".

This is all that I can type the Lazy Forum King needs to go take a nap :p

Optimist 2014-07-11 17:02

Thanks, sounds like the kinda stuff we mostly want to know.
Maybe when someone is less worn out they can make a thread about it, would be good to hear some of the feedback. :-)

[QUOTE=Forum King;191484]The nuts at Dstv are the delusional ones as they still consider me the forum King but don't tell them I said that :p
This post is for your eyes only Optimist, I will edit it now[/QUOTE]

:eek:
:D

Forum King 2014-07-11 17:19

[QUOTE=Optimist;191485]:eek:[/QUOTE]:mad::rolleyes::p

[QUOTE=Optimist;191485]Forum King is such a goof,but I`m bigger one This post is for your eyes only Forum King, I will edit it now[/QUOTE]

Also welcome MC Lindi to the forum
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Linoman 2014-07-11 17:50

Thank you so much for the pictures. Really wish I was able to have seen it. Hopefully in future.

beetle bailey 2014-07-11 18:42

Thanks for pics FK. As optimist stated, it will be good to hear just what questions were asked and what MC's answers were. What you can remember of them that is.

How many forumites actually made it to the tour?

Forum King 2014-07-12 11:13

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;191495]Thanks for pics FK. As optimist stated, it will be good to hear just what questions were asked and what MC's answers were. What you can remember of them that is.

How many forumites actually made it to the tour?[/QUOTE]
In total 11 people not sure how many were forumites.

I invited my parents as they wanted to come along (They are thinking of joining the forum :o)

If I can remember here are a few of the Forumites cant remember all.(Added Guests)

Forum King +2
KennethM
Tiddlywinks +1
CastleOCD


If you were at the tour please PM so i can add you to the list.

Optimist 2014-07-12 11:30

[QUOTE=Forum King;191525]...my parents...(They are thinking of joining the forum :o)[/QUOTE]

Ooops... that could be difficult, methinks we'll all have to be a bit tamer in the lounge for a while out of respect for you and them :o
At least until they're used to the variety of nuts here ;)

beetle bailey 2014-07-12 18:15

Forum King is really one of the nicest people I've ever had the pleasure of speaking to on these forums. Such an intelligent and knowledgeable person with impeccable manners. Really is a privilege having someone such as him posting his comments here. His parents should be very proud of him. :rolleyes:

Optimist 2014-07-13 14:31

[COLOR=purple]Since some of the TV characters and perhaps some of us howl at the moon... :p[/COLOR]

[B]Three supermoons in a row[/B]

2014-07-13 11:02


[IMG]http://cdn.24.co.za/files/Cms/General/d/109/7a69d5aba86b46a780909e4dddc33667.jpg[/IMG]

The supermoon, which occurs when the moon reaches the closest point to the Earth, is seen rising above the Washington, DC skyline. (Mandel Ngan, AFP)


Washington - If you've missed the one last night, there is still two more chances to see one of the three incredible supermoons to happen 3 months in a rows.

Because our celestial neighbour is relatively close to Earth, these full moons will appear to be unusually large. That distance varies because the moon follows an elliptical orbit. When it's close and full, it appears bigger and brighter than normal, although the difference can be hard to detect.
The full moon last night (Saturday, July 12) may have seem to be huge, but it's just an illusion caused by its position in the sky.
Two other supermoons will come later on August 10 and September 9.

Check out these [URL="http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2014/10jul_supermoons/"]supermoons from around the world[/URL]

(News24 - Tech)

MC Marietjie 2014-07-14 12:33

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;191533]Forum King is really one of the nicest people I've ever had the pleasure of speaking to on these forums. Such an intelligent and knowledgeable person with impeccable manners. Really is a privilege having someone such as him posting his comments here. His parents should be very proud of him. :rolleyes:[/QUOTE]

I second that. He is a real sweetheart in person too. Was lovely to host him and his parents on Friday.

Optimist 2014-07-14 13:06

Frosty's a good bloke, we've had some nice chats by PM, but let's not go overboard :p;)

Neither of us was exactly what we thought we were after we met for coffee years ago MoM :)

JeanP 2014-07-14 13:52

did snyone see the new Dome Trailer it looks very good [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkO3rBok9Hk[/url]

gwalker 2014-07-14 14:30

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beetle bailey 2014-07-14 14:40

[QUOTE=Optimist;191615]Frosty's a good bloke, we've had some nice chats by PM, but let's not go overboard :p;)

Neither of us was exactly what we thought we were after we met for coffee years ago MoM :)[/QUOTE]

Anyone seen or heard whether Frosty's parents are in the lounge? I'm struggling with this trying to make him seem like some sort of a saint thing. When can we get back to normal and tell it like it really is? Even have MoM involved now with these weird and wonderful stories, (lies?), about him.

MC Marietjie 2014-07-14 14:41

Very big difference between a nice person and a saint….

Optimist 2014-07-14 14:45

Heheh, shame lets give it a break, we've probably got him hiding somewhere or trying to distract his folks.
Or he's unconcerned and about to post one of those strange dances or something :D

@Graeme, agreed, but constructive fault-finding ain't that ;)

Forum King 2014-07-14 16:53

^^^
Thanks for the Nice words :)


[QUOTE=beetle bailey;191632]Anyone seen or heard whether Frosty's parents are in the lounge? I'm struggling with this trying to make him seem like some sort of a saint thing. When can we get back to normal and tell it like it really is? Even have MoM involved now with these weird and wonderful stories, (lies?), about him.[/QUOTE]
:eek::p My mother as joined the forum as ziggystardust ,she says she has been to busy to post

[QUOTE=Optimist;191636]Heheh, shame lets give it a break, we've probably got him hiding somewhere or trying to distract his folks.
Or he's unconcerned and about to post one of those strange dances or something

@Graeme, agreed, but constructive fault-finding ain't that [/QUOTE]
I`m off my holiday ,am studying have a local test on Thursday and have another international that will be booked between 28-31 July.

King is very stressed because
[spoiler]I am also struggling to find a company that will give me 80 Hours experience which is required to complete my qualification :(.[/spoiler]



@Optimist here is something weird ,people reacting to people who agree to get slapped for the first time. [insert stick out tongue here]
[URL="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DU9wlF2BfpA"]Link[/URL]

Forum King 2014-07-14 18:27

[QUOTE=JeanP;191621]did snyone see the new Dome Trailer it looks very good [URL]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkO3rBok9Hk[/URL][/QUOTE]

:D:D:D
Am looking forward to it

Optimist 2014-07-14 21:15

A signature in another thread:
[COLOR=gray]All hail Mother of Forum King!![/COLOR]:D

:eek: It's a sinister plot I tell you!! Royalty are making inroads again - quick, queen & BB, lets use the Dome escape hatch!

Forum King 2014-07-14 21:22

[QUOTE=Optimist;191658]A signature in another thread:
[COLOR=gray]All hail Mother of Forum King!![/COLOR]

:eek: It's a sinister plot I tell you!! Royalty are making inroads again - quick, queen & BB, lets use the Dome escape hatch![/QUOTE]

Nothing sinister she is the mother of the forum king :p
You can at least welcome her to forum :rolleyes:;)

Optimist 2014-07-14 21:29

[QUOTE=Forum King;191659]You can at least welcome her to forum :rolleyes:;)[/QUOTE]

*cough* Yes sir!
Welcome ma'am, a pleasure I'm sure [IMG]http://oi34.tinypic.com/2j4ujvk.jpg[/IMG]

Forum King 2014-07-14 21:34

[QUOTE=Optimist;191660]*cough* Yes sir!
Welcome ma'am, a pleasure I'm sure [IMG]http://oi34.tinypic.com/2j4ujvk.jpg[/IMG][/QUOTE]
She went to bed ,so will probably reply tomorrow after I show her how to get to this thread
.
Eish explaining how to use the forum on her laptop is difficult to explain.
She has a blackberry so no tapatalk for her :eek:.

I`m a sir and I am younger than you ,you must be in a parallel universe to call me a sir :p.
Optimist if your in a good mood and have a time can you make a guide on how to use the forum : - p

Optimist 2014-07-14 21:44

[QUOTE=Forum King;191661]I`m a sir and I am younger than you ,you must be in a parallel universe to call me a sir :p.[/QUOTE]

Wait... some end up working for a boss 20 years younger than them :rolleyes: (not me fortunately)

[QUOTE=Forum King;191661]Optimist if your in a good mood and have a time can you make a guide on how to use the forum : - p[/QUOTE]

:eek: I knew it! More work! *rushes off*

Forum King 2014-07-14 21:51

[QUOTE=Optimist;191662]Wait... some end up working for a boss 20 years younger than them :rolleyes: (not me fortunately)



:eek: I knew it! More work! *rushes off*[/QUOTE]
I did ask nicely (Minions you can stop pointing the bow at optimist ):p
I am only asking as you did a great job with creating the How to send a private message.;)

Optimist 2014-07-15 09:53

[QUOTE=Optimist;191660] [IMG]http://oi34.tinypic.com/2j4ujvk.jpg[/IMG][/QUOTE]

BTW, the above animation file is a... jpeg :confused:

Anyone know how that's possible??
If it's a gif renamed then the Forum s/w shouldn't just be able to convert it... go figure :rolleyes:

EDIT: Seems there is a way, anyone interested see [URL]http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2844805/can-jpg-images-support-animation[/URL]

beetle bailey 2014-07-15 09:54

Too late. I tried to escape the Dome but someone seems to have blocked the outlet. I'm now left to bow down before the Forum King or have "David Bowie" after me. Not being as clever as the Forum King I cannot post a "smiley" of me bowing down before him. He'll have to just picture it. Quite easy to do just picture yourself and some old, slightly balding, with a bit of a paunch old man in bowing in front of Forum King.

Unfortunately, it seems as if the Queen has managed to get away as I've not seen her here for quite some time. Unless she's still suffering from too much of the grape stuff?

ziggystardust - Welcome to the asylum. Only nuts and fools post here. Why your son has been voted as the Forum King. He's obviously the biggest nut and/or fool of the lot of us. Ouch!! :D

Optimist 2014-07-15 10:00

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;191680]Not being as clever as the Forum King I cannot post a "smiley" of me bowing down before him. He'll have to just picture it. Quite easy to do just picture yourself and some old, slightly balding, with a bit of a paunch old man in bowing in front of Forum King.[/QUOTE]


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Citanul 2014-07-15 10:28

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;191680]"David Bowie"[/QUOTE]

It might get a little bit confusing trying to remember that ziggystardust is a woman. :D But welcome to the forum.

And I'm not entirely certain of royal titles, but wouldn't ziggystardust technically be the Forum Queen Mother?

Optimist 2014-07-15 11:07

@Citanul - I see we've finally managed to convert you to complete nut-status. Took a while, but welcome to the nut committee :D

Disclaimer: All who enter this Lounge beware, it's contagious!! :eek::eek:

Citanul 2014-07-15 11:40

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[QUOTE=Optimist;191694]Took a while, but welcome to the nut committee :D[/QUOTE]

Thanks. And to show my appreciation, I brought a gift - some nuts for all the nuts. Please don't eat all the cashews.

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Forum King 2014-07-15 21:22

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;191680]Too late. I tried to escape the Dome but someone seems to have blocked the outlet. I'm now left to bow down before the Forum King or have "David Bowie" after me. Not being as clever as the Forum King I cannot post a "smiley" of me bowing down before him. He'll have to just picture it. Quite easy to do just picture yourself and some old, slightly balding, with a bit of a paunch old man in bowing in front of Forum King.

Unfortunately, it seems as if the Queen has managed to get away as I've not seen her here for quite some time. Unless she's still suffering from too much of the grape stuff?

ziggystardust - Welcome to the asylum. Only nuts and fools post here. Why your son has been voted as the Forum King. He's obviously the biggest nut and/or fool of the lot of us. Ouch!! [/QUOTE]

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[QUOTE=Citanul;191688]It might get a little bit confusing trying to remember that ziggystardust is a woman. :D But welcome to the forum.

And I'm not entirely certain of royal titles, but wouldn't ziggystardust technically be the Forum Queen Mother?[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=Optimist;191694]@Citanul - I see we've finally managed to convert you to complete nut-status. Took a while, but welcome to the nut committee

Disclaimer: All who enter this Lounge beware, it's contagious!! :eek:[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=Citanul;191702]Thanks. And to show my appreciation, I brought a gift - some nuts for all the nuts. Please don't eat all the cashews.

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beetle bailey 2014-07-16 11:42

Ok so here's the problem I'm having which I'm sharing with you lot of "clever" people. My current extraview set up is that I have the 4T Decoder in the lounge and a newly bought 2P, about three months ago, Decoder in the bedroom.

Today I have received an e-mail from Supersport advising that I have won :eek: an Explora Decoder which will be delivered within the next six weeks. So now what do I do? I like my 4T Decoder and being able to record two shows at the same time but it is a fairly old decoder.

My plan would be to install the Explora in the lounge, main viewing environment, and move the 4T to the bedroom. What are your views on the matter.

Anyone having the Explora kindly advise whether it's even worthwile my installing the Explora in the first place?

Thanks

Eurica 2014-07-16 12:01

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;191680]Unfortunately, it seems as if the Queen has managed to get away as I've not seen her here for quite some time. Unless she's still suffering from too much of the grape stuff?[/QUOTE]

Oh how I wish it was the grape stuff. The one lady at work is on leave so I have to do her work. The boss was in a car accident so I have to do most of his work to. The child is still here and she has latched on to my laptop and wants a little bit of my attention as well. :) Oh and I'm watching Breaking Bad (Wow what a show!) while doing boring things at work and CatchUp eats the rest of my time.

So busy that is what I am. :eek: All should be better next week.

Oh and BB, congrats on the Explora. I love mine and can't think how I ever lived without it. :)

Optimist 2014-07-16 12:15

Congrats BB, nice one! :cool:
You're going to get much more out of the Explora than the 2P can give you, and you can sell your 2P on the second-hand market or maybe store it as a spare.
Or store the Explora for better days so to speak ;)

Here's a bit more advice in case you do decide to use the Explora now, which I'm sure you will.

[spoiler]This doesn't really belong in the Lounge so it's "hidden", best to start a new thread if there's any questions.
Before changing decoders watch everything recorded on the 2P as it will be lost afterwards.
And before doing the actual changing have the call centre break the XtraView connection while everything is still connected and on as it is now, else it will cause nasty complications.
Enjoy![/spoiler]

@common royalty (doesn't include the queen, but does include the queen mother :p) - Your role is now purely ceremonial, but you do have a vote on the nut committee.
However the queen mother has two votes as she has had to put up with the king all these years and must continue to do so :eek:

Flynn 2014-07-16 12:27

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;191783]Today I have received an e-mail from Supersport advising that I have won :eek: an Explora Decoder which will be delivered within the next six weeks. So now what do I do? I like my 4T Decoder and being able to record two shows at the same time but it is a fairly old decoder.

My plan would be to install the Explora in the lounge, main viewing environment, and move the 4T to the bedroom. What are your views on the matter.

Anyone having the Explora kindly advise whether it's even worthwile my installing the Explora in the first place?

Thanks[/QUOTE]

Congrats BB - you being a Liverpool supporter, this must be huge for you to win something:D

I never had a 4T decoder, not sure what are the benefits, I have a 2P installed in my bedroom and the Explora in the lounge, both are good and performs well but as you know the Explora is the latest technology upgraded from the 2P which has major benefits. You know all the pros and cons when it comes to the Explora as you been on the forum for sometime now - I prefer the Explora to the 2P, having more HHD space is a huge plus because there is more series downloaded and also movies which the 2P never accommodate.

Again, congrats BB - trust me, you will be amazed with the Explora

gwalker 2014-07-16 15:42

[QUOTE=Eurica;191785] So busy that is what I am. :eek: All should be better next week.
[/QUOTE]

So Queen Eurica here is a link to OFM going around
23 ways you know someone's from the Free State or that you're in the FS

[url]http://www.ofm.co.za/article/149259/23-ways-you-know-someones-from-the-Free-State-or-that-youre-in-the-FS[/url]

gwalker 2014-07-16 15:44

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;191783]Ok so here's the problem I'm having which I'm sharing with you lot of "clever" people. My current extraview set up is that I have the 4T Decoder in the lounge and a newly bought 2P, about three months ago, Decoder in the bedroom.

Today I have received an e-mail from Supersport advising that I have won :eek: an Explora Decoder which will be delivered within the next six weeks. So now what do I do? I like my 4T Decoder and being able to record two shows at the same time but it is a fairly old decoder.

My plan would be to install the Explora in the lounge, main viewing environment, and move the 4T to the bedroom. What are your views on the matter.

Anyone having the Explora kindly advise whether it's even worthwile my installing the Explora in the first place?

Thanks[/QUOTE]

Congrats, the 4T can be sluggish but offers more.
Personally you will use the Explora more, so really your call. nothing says you cant chop and change

Eurica 2014-07-16 15:52

[QUOTE=gwalker;191798]So Queen Eurica here is a link to OFM going around
23 ways you know someone's from the Free State or that you're in the FS

[URL]http://www.ofm.co.za/article/149259/23-ways-you-know-someones-from-the-Free-State-or-that-youre-in-the-FS[/URL][/QUOTE]

Way too many of those are so very true :eek: :D

Thanks for the link. Haven't seen it. :cool:

Citanul 2014-07-16 16:00

Number 2 on that list doesn't really work though. The official division between the Atlantic and Indian Oceans is at Cape Agulhas, so people from the Western Cape also swim in the Atlantic. :D

beetle bailey 2014-07-16 17:41

[QUOTE=Flynn;191790]Congrats BB - you being a Liverpool supporter, this must be huge for you to win something:D[/QUOTE]

Ooh that's a nasty one. :mad: See we in for yet another good football season if this is anything to go by. :D

However for me personally this is the only time I can remember winning anything from any competition I've ever entered so very pleased about it.

Optimist 2014-07-21 21:57

My business collapsed this evening due to the economy along with my one partner trying to do me in (fortunately I have more control over the bank account), so going to be really busy and won't have time for the Forum... but will be reading at times.

Have fun all, seeya later

Flynn 2014-07-22 08:12

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;191816]Ooh that's a nasty one. :mad: See we in for yet another good football season if this is anything to go by. :D

However for me personally this is the only time I can remember winning anything from any competition I've ever entered so very pleased about it.[/QUOTE]

I think we going to love this coming football season - as you know, lots of new players and new managers that will make the EPL unpredictable this season:D

So BB, did you decide if you going to install your new Explora or not?

JeanP 2014-07-22 09:34

did anyone catch Falling skies last night?

Eurica 2014-07-22 09:41

[QUOTE=JeanP;192234]did anyone catch Falling skies last night?[/QUOTE]

That would mean watching live tv so no :)
Did record it for weekend watching. :cool:

JeanP 2014-07-22 09:43

i watched it and it was one very weird episode as if i missed something somewhere

Eurica 2014-07-22 09:49

[QUOTE=JeanP;192241]i watched it and it was one very weird episode as if i missed something somewhere[/QUOTE]

I recorded S3 by accident thinking it was S4 :o so maybe I should rewatch that before starting on the new episodes?

JeanP 2014-07-22 11:33

[QUOTE=Eurica;192247]I recorded S3 by accident thinking it was S4 :o so maybe I should rewatch that before starting on the new episodes?[/QUOTE]

that might be an idea

Citanul 2014-07-22 11:46

Here's Wikipedia's recap of the final episode of S3:

After having finally dug the Volm weapon out of the rubble it was buried under, the 2nd Mass stages its attack. While Weaver leads a diversionary attack on the Chicago tower, Tom assaults the Boston tower with the Volm weapon and successfully manages to destroy it, shutting down the Espheni defense grid. With the defense grid down, the promised Volm reinforcements finally arrive in a gigantic city-sized ship that destroys the remains of Boston when it lands. It is then revealed that the Volm reinforcements are being led by Cochise's father. Unfortunately, while the 2nd Mass is celebrating their victory, Tom and Weaver discover that the Volm intend to keep the humans out of the war by shipping them off to relative safety in Brazil. Angry at being deprived of their chance to fight for their planet, Tom and Weaver object. Tom is taken into custody and Weaver is forced to surrender the 2nd Mass to the Volm. However, Cochise's father is intrigued by the humans' eagerness to fight, and Tom and Cochise manage to convince him to let the 2nd Mass go; the Volm stand down and allow the humans to take on the remaining Espheni, despite the great dangers they still face. The 2nd Mass is beginning the long trek back to Charleston when an Espheni ships lands nearby. Karen then reveals herself, offering a truce (as the Espheni are weakened) and telling Tom that the Volm cannot be trusted. Tom responds by vengefully shooting Karen, fatally wounding her. Hal tends to a dying Karen, whom Maggie finishes off with her gun.

Tom then discovers that Anne and Alexis are in fact still alive- Karen had brought them to him as a gesture of good faith for her truce. However, as Tom reunites with Anne, he is shocked to see that Alexis has grown to the equivalent of a six year old in just two months. When they return to the regiment's camp, Alexis comes across Lourdes and, through some unknown means, extracts and destroys the eye worms infecting her with her bare hands, to the amazement of Tom and Dr Kadar.

JeanP 2014-07-22 12:07

[QUOTE=Citanul;192262]Here's Wikipedia's recap of the final episode of S3:

After having finally dug the Volm weapon out of the rubble it was buried under, the 2nd Mass stages its attack. While Weaver leads a diversionary attack on the Chicago tower, Tom assaults the Boston tower with the Volm weapon and successfully manages to destroy it, shutting down the Espheni defense grid. With the defense grid down, the promised Volm reinforcements finally arrive in a gigantic city-sized ship that destroys the remains of Boston when it lands. It is then revealed that the Volm reinforcements are being led by Cochise's father. Unfortunately, while the 2nd Mass is celebrating their victory, Tom and Weaver discover that the Volm intend to keep the humans out of the war by shipping them off to relative safety in Brazil. Angry at being deprived of their chance to fight for their planet, Tom and Weaver object. Tom is taken into custody and Weaver is forced to surrender the 2nd Mass to the Volm. However, Cochise's father is intrigued by the humans' eagerness to fight, and Tom and Cochise manage to convince him to let the 2nd Mass go; the Volm stand down and allow the humans to take on the remaining Espheni, despite the great dangers they still face. The 2nd Mass is beginning the long trek back to Charleston when an Espheni ships lands nearby. Karen then reveals herself, offering a truce (as the Espheni are weakened) and telling Tom that the Volm cannot be trusted. Tom responds by vengefully shooting Karen, fatally wounding her. Hal tends to a dying Karen, whom Maggie finishes off with her gun.

Tom then discovers that Anne and Alexis are in fact still alive- Karen had brought them to him as a gesture of good faith for her truce. However, as Tom reunites with Anne, he is shocked to see that Alexis has grown to the equivalent of a six year old in just two months. When they return to the regiment's camp, Alexis comes across Lourdes and, through some unknown means, extracts and destroys the eye worms infecting her with her bare hands, to the amazement of Tom and Dr Kadar.[/QUOTE]

thanks still doesn't clear up what happened in last nights ep i understand the Alexis rapid growth issues

beetle bailey 2014-07-22 14:36

Optimist - Sorry to hear about your business problems. Hope and pray that things aren't too bad and that you can recover from this misfortune. :(

Flynn - I haven't yet received the Explora which I have supposedly won. Was told that it would take a couple of weeks before delivery would take place. Everything appeared to be above board but with the amount of scams that take place these days anything is possible. However, should I receive the Explora then it will be installed in the lounge and I'll take the Pace 4 Decoder out of the system.

Packed up on watching Falling Skies and The Walking Dead as they seemed to be running out of steam. Or perhaps I'm not really into sci fi and zombie type movies.

Mad Cat 2014-07-22 14:44

[QUOTE=Optimist;192187]My business collapsed this evening due to the economy along with my one partner trying to do me in (fortunately I have more control over the bank account), so going to be really busy and won't have time for the Forum... but will be reading at times.

Have fun all, seeya later[/QUOTE]

So sorry to hear, best of luck.

Eurica 2014-07-23 15:56

I need a distraction. :( Someone tell me something interesting. Please.

gwalker 2014-07-23 16:34

[QUOTE=Eurica;192380]I need a distraction. :( Someone tell me something interesting. Please.[/QUOTE]

A person jumped out of their car in the UK, abandoning it on the highway thinking the car was going to be engulfed in flames when he saw Fire on the dash. When in fact he was playing Adele's song 'Set Fire to the Rain'

[url]http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/news/10982055/I-thought-the-car-was-on-fire-bizarre-reasons-for-stopping-on-the-motorway.html[/url]

Eurica 2014-07-23 16:50

[QUOTE=gwalker;192382]A person jumped out of their car in the UK, abandoning it on the highway thinking the car was going to be engulfed in flames when he saw Fire on the dash. When in fact he was playing Adele's song 'Set Fire to the Rain'

[url]http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/news/10982055/I-thought-the-car-was-on-fire-bizarre-reasons-for-stopping-on-the-motorway.html[/url][/QUOTE]

:D:D:D:D Thanks for that. Felt nice to laugh. BUT
Good grief! What will become of the us! Stupid has reached new levels.

Eurica 2014-07-23 18:57

I'm sitting in the lovely Lounge all by my self feeling depressed.
Where is my maatjies? :eek:

Oh well. Later then. *throws away empty wine bottles and goes home*

beetle bailey 2014-07-23 19:08

Eurica - As you may have seen Optimist has problems of his own, Forum King is off studying something or other while some of the others are possibly staying away out of fear of Ziggywhatshername. Leaves only me here and I'm not much good at cheering people up.

Suggest you go get another bottle of the grape stuff, or stronger, and make a night of it. Hopefully, things will only get better for you from now on. :(

JeanP 2014-07-23 19:09

[QUOTE=gwalker;192382]A person jumped out of their car in the UK, abandoning it on the highway thinking the car was going to be engulfed in flames when he saw Fire on the dash. When in fact he was playing Adele's song 'Set Fire to the Rain'

[url]http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/news/10982055/I-thought-the-car-was-on-fire-bizarre-reasons-for-stopping-on-the-motorway.html[/url][/QUOTE]

oh my what in idiot :eek:

Eurica 2014-07-23 19:21

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;192392]Eurica - As you may have seen Optimist has problems of his own, Forum King is off studying something or other while some of the others are possibly staying away out of fear of Ziggywhatshername. Leaves only me here and I'm not much good at cheering people up.

Suggest you go get another bottle of the grape stuff, or stronger, and make a night of it. Hopefully, things will only get better for you from now on. :([/QUOTE]

So many people having so many problems. Ja it is sad. Even my poor child is now looking after her friend that left her parents house in a fit of rage. When did things fall apart so horribly? And I do feel bad for Brian. He seems like a good bloke but with lots of bad luck. I feel horrible for all the people that lost their jobs today while I'm sitting in a corner hoping that I'm not next. And happy that I haven't been called into "the office". The stress. :eek: Ja maybe I need to upgrade to stronger grape stuff. What is that thing they drink with Coke?

GetDownAdam 2014-07-23 20:17

If we're talking rum and coke, I'm ready to join this party!

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Eurica 2014-07-23 20:27

[QUOTE=GetDownAdam;192401]If we're talking rum and coke, I'm ready to join this party!

Sent from my GT-N8000 using Tapatalk[/QUOTE]

Spiced Gold with Appletizer. :p Lekker. I do miss drinking that. Way to expensive :eek: :( Can't remember the last time I had a rum and coke. Good stuff that.

GetDownAdam 2014-07-23 20:30

I'll take that too. Who's buying? I've got a selection of rum from the Islands. I'll just bring what I've got in the cupboard. How the heck do I find the entrance? I've been walking in circles for weeks.

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Eurica 2014-07-24 19:20

[QUOTE=GetDownAdam;192403]How the heck do I find the entrance? I've been walking in circles for weeks.[/QUOTE]

I wish I could help. I've been trying to find the exit for days now. (Not sure who build this place be jeez)*looks around to see if King is listening*
I was quite content to be stuck in here but Sir Nic has't delivered beer or biltong in days :eek: I feeling thirsty and a bit hungry :(

JeanP 2014-07-25 09:24

[QUOTE=Eurica;192459]I wish I could help. I've been trying to find the exit for days now. (Not sure who build this place be jeez)*looks around to see if King is listening*
I was quite content to be stuck in here but Sir Nic has't delivered beer or biltong in days :eek: I feeling thirsty and a bit hungry :([/QUOTE]

your cut off from the rest of the world with an uhm invisible dome like thing :cool:;)

Citanul 2014-07-25 09:59

[QUOTE=JeanP;192241]i watched it and it was one very weird episode as if i missed something somewhere[/QUOTE]

I've watched the episode now, so if you're interested in discussing it then it's probably best to start a separate thread.

JeanP 2014-07-25 10:45

[QUOTE=Citanul;192490]I've watched the episode now, so if you're interested in discussing it then it's probably best to start a separate thread.[/QUOTE]

i'm fine thanks will wait for the next one maybe that will help :)

JeanP 2014-07-25 10:47

[QUOTE=Eurica;192459]I wish I could help. I've been trying to find the exit for days now. (Not sure who build this place be jeez)*looks around to see if King is listening*
I was quite content to be stuck in here but Sir Nic has't delivered beer or biltong in days :eek: I feeling thirsty and a bit hungry :([/QUOTE]

or like that DW ep where they are all stuck in the 80's hotel and no one gets out and everybody gets killed by a big rhino:p;)

Forum King 2014-07-25 11:00

The Lounge thread - part 3
 
;) can anyone give advice ,I have my first interview /skype call for my 80 hours experience work placement on Saturday and I am very nervous [emoji33]


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Optimist 2014-07-25 11:39

Thanks for the good wishes everyone :)
Not so much bad luck Eurica as challenging opportunities. ;) Been doing the same thing for 10 years now so looking forward to new horizons, but of course not happy about leaving my comfort zone :-(

[QUOTE=GetDownAdam;192403]How the heck do I find the entrance? I've been walking in circles for weeks.[/QUOTE]

About halfway down the sky in the west is a faded pink star, apply soapy water and hey presto you're in.
BUT... you can no longer get out :eek:

[QUOTE=Forum King;192500]can anyone give advice ,I have my first interview /skype call for my 80 hours experience work placement on Saturday and I am very nervous[/QUOTE]

Be confident - Know that you know your subject, are interested in it, and also find reason to be interested in the company.
You are human (I think...) - it's ok to react as one.
If it doesn't work out you are no worse off than when you started, so what's there to be nervous of.... but you still will naturally be so ;-)
Everyone goes through this, don't feel alone.

Or... get yourself hypnotised to react correctly :p

Citanul 2014-07-25 12:39

[QUOTE=Optimist;192503]BUT... you can no longer get out :eek:[/QUOTE]

Or to put it another way - you can check out any time you like, but you can never leave. :D

[quote]and also find reason to be interested in the company.[/quote]This is a good tip.

Just prior to going for an interview for my current job I'd spoken to a friend of one of my then co-workers who happened to work for the company. She worked in another office but was able to give me a little bit of a background on what went on in the division where I was being interviewed, and she mentioned a product that they had developed.

Even though I knew very little about it, I dropped in the name of the product during the interview, saying something along the lines of having heard of it. Of course, I don't know if that actually helped me get the job in any way, but it certainly didn't hurt.

Optimist 2014-07-26 17:57

[QUOTE=Forum King;192500]I have my first interview /skype call for my 80 hours experience work placement on Saturday[/QUOTE]

So, how did it seem to go...?

*Holds breath in anticipation*

beetle bailey 2014-07-27 17:31

Seems like Forum King is still out celebrating or drinking to forget?

Hope all went well at the interview.

Anything exciting happening in your lives?

Optimist 2014-07-30 16:37

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beetle bailey 2014-07-30 19:45

Escom load shedding AGAIN!!! :eek:

Optimist 2014-07-30 19:48

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;193011]Escom load shedding AGAIN!!! :eek:[/QUOTE]

Nope, just a very, very dark & quiet lounge... :(

Eurica 2014-07-30 19:52

I've been binge watching Orange is the new black so everything else has been put on hold :p
Oh and I have no news

Forum King 2014-07-30 21:27

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[QUOTE=Optimist;193014]Nope, just a very, very dark & quiet lounge... [/QUOTE]

No we just good at playing hide and seek in the lounge :p.

The Interview went :) although my internet dropped the call 3 times :o.

Optimist 2014-07-31 11:09

Just want to bring to everyone's attention the fact that so-far ALL threads in this section are closed after about a week of no activity.

May or may not apply to this one, but if we snooze we may lose...
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beetle bailey 2014-07-31 18:18

Just to bore you to death and an attempt to keep the Lounge alive. I had a knock on my door today and it was a delivery service bringing me my Explora Decoder. The one I mentioned that I had won in one of the Supersport competitions.

Now waiting to have it installed.

Just a bit of useless information. Otherwise, like Eurica, I have no news to talk about. Anybody got a topic or two that they can bring to our attention? Believe that Eurica loves all things "sporty". Big fan of channels 201 through to 217. :rolleyes:

Eurica 2014-07-31 18:27

The sports channels. What a waste of money they are for me :D Last time I was on one of them was to watch the Olympic swimming. The child insisted. Didn't take long for me to understand why ;)

BB I hope you love your new Explora as much as I love mine. The Catch Up keeps me so busy that my hard drive is full of complete series that I just can't get around to. Not enough hours in the day for all the available tv :eek:

Things are still very quit at work with everyone looking on the verge of jumping in front of a train. Me, I've decided to ignore all the drama and watch Orange is the new black that I got from a friend. Brilliant show.

Urm can't think of any thing else. Back to Farming then :o

beetle bailey 2014-08-02 11:40

Any idea what has happened to Ziggystardust? Strange that since her name was mentioned a couple of us haven't been able to find the lounge. Did read earlier about someone spending days looking for it but without success.

Perhaps all the drinking in the lounge was having an effect on Forum King so his STRICT mother confiscated it and is forcing him to study before giving it back to him. This is so unfair as the lounge belongs to all of us and we need our daily drink(s) which are being denied to us. :mad:

Let's all get together and march on Ziggystardust's home and demand our lounge back or get an explanation from Forum King as to what he has done with our lounge. :mad:

JeanP 2014-08-03 08:55

[QUOTE=Eurica;193016]I've been binge watching Orange is the new black so everything else has been put on hold :p
Oh and I have no news[/QUOTE]

same goes here :D

JeanP 2014-08-03 08:58

@BB what Eurica said is very true cu keeps me so busy. PS getting the Explora was a very good idea its such a handy little it does so much for me i won't trade it for the world :D

JeanP 2014-08-03 09:01

[QUOTE=Forum King;193036
The Interview went :) although my internet dropped the call 3 times :o.[/QUOTE]

Bloody telkom you should look @BitCo now that's an internet company that means business :D:D

beetle bailey 2014-08-03 13:57

[QUOTE=JeanP;193388]Bloody telkom you should look @BitCo now that's an internet company that means business :D:D[/QUOTE]

2 Mbps at R699 per month is a bit steep don't you think? From what I could see that's the cheapest package. Admittedly for this price you do receive a 'dish' and a router. Not sure what else comes with it.

JeanP 2014-08-03 16:30

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;193401]2 Mbps at R699 per month is a bit steep don't you think? From what I could see that's the cheapest package. Admittedly for this price you do receive a 'dish' and a router. Not sure what else comes with it.[/QUOTE]

Yes very true it is a bit steep but you get truly out of this world (or at least African continent ) Internet almost as good as American internet

there is no Buffering no waiting time its click and play no matter if you load a FULL HD video it plays with no problem

the work with Line Of Sight for the internet connection they come and install a dish on your roof and do tests and in the end you have proper working internet

JeanP 2014-08-03 16:33

FYI if anybody hasn't watched the Flowers in the Attic movie on Lifetime yet i would highly recommend that you watch it it is such a good movie and it leaves you wanting more and speachless :D:D

beetle bailey 2014-08-03 16:40

Guess that for most of us this is a "nice to have" system but with it being slightly on the expensive side it's not an option we'll be going for.

I pay R119 a month for a wi fi connection which gives me 3gig of daytime data and an extra 3 gig of after hours data. MOST times the viewing of video works well without any buffering. Of course I'm not sure whether these videos are in HD or not.

Optimist 2014-08-05 12:36

Just had a heavy tremor in the north east of Jo'burg, anyone else?
Felt much worse than normal, some concerning swaying of things and went on for a good couple of minutes! :eek: Thought our TVs might fall on the floor!

Maybe even big enough to call a small earthquake??
But we are upstairs in a double-storey so probably worsened the effect.
Did any part of the planet sink? Eish! :(

Eurica 2014-08-05 12:47

Twitter is having a little melt down. People from JHB and Pretoria claimed to have felt it the strongest. There are people from Potchefstroom, Botswana and even Bloem claiming to have felt the earth move. I didn't feel a thing.

Geoff D 2014-08-05 12:49

6 on the Richter scale, 6 km East of Orkney. Same time frame as another one in Hawai and one in the East somewhere.

Optimist 2014-08-05 12:50

[QUOTE=Eurica;193716]I didn't feel a thing.[/QUOTE]

That's maybe 'cos your inner ear is always swimming in something... :p

Eurica 2014-08-05 12:52

[QUOTE=Optimist;193721]That's maybe 'cos your inner ear is always swimming in something... :p[/QUOTE]

Hahaha I'm so use to the ground being 'unstable' that when it actually is, I don't notice the difference!!

Geoff D 2014-08-05 13:03

Those of you interested in doing something really helpful,

Go to this link and complete the questionnaire please. SANReN provides major Connectivity to a world wide network of seismic detectors, which means, The Council for Geoscience in PTA is able to participate in the World wide research into earthquake activity.

the url is: [URL="http://www.geoscience.org.za/index.php?option=com_proforms&jid=1&cid=1&Temid=608"]www.geoscience.org.za/index.php?option=com_proforms&jid=1&cid=1&Temid=608[/URL]

Info now getting more accurate as reports come in. Latest picture says, M5.2; 27.09S; 26,70E; 10 km deep; 147 km SW of Soweto, 12 km S of Orkney.

MC Marietjie 2014-08-05 13:14

We definitely felt it here at MultiChoice - at least 20 seconds. Building, windows and doors rattling.

beetle bailey 2014-08-05 13:52

Couldn't have been all that bad. Never felt a thing down here in Slaapstadt. :D

But having experienced the earthquake down here in ...... 1968? and also being on the second floor of a block of flats at the time, it's really a pretty frightening experience and perhaps not something to be joking about. Hoping all is well and that there's no more of these shocks and tremors.

MC Marietjie 2014-08-05 13:53

5.3 on the Richter scale. Epicenter in Orkney

gwalker 2014-08-05 13:58

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;193746]Couldn't have been all that bad. Never felt a thing down here in Slaapstadt. :D

But having experienced the earthquake down here in ...... 1968? and also being on the second floor of a block of flats at the time, it's really a pretty frightening experience and perhaps not something to be joking about. Hoping all is well and that there's no more of these shocks and tremors.[/QUOTE]

At an Office Park in Centurion apparently everyone in all the buildings met on the road, they say the buildings really shook and evacuated ...

JeanP 2014-08-05 14:00

i didn't feel a thing nobody did i'm just around the corner from Modderfontein so:p

Optimist 2014-08-05 14:00

[QUOTE=MC Marietjie;193747]5.3 on the Richter scale. Epicenter in Orkney[/QUOTE]

Geoff reported a higher figure of 6 earlier (quite significant regarding the way the scale works) - I think he has access to more scientifically based info with this.

[QUOTE=MC Marietjie;193729]We definitely felt it here at MultiChoice - at least 20 seconds. Building, windows and doors rattling.[/QUOTE]

What can we say MoM, you rock our world :D

@BB - Go back to sleep, exciting things only happen up here... ;)

gwalker 2014-08-05 14:06

[QUOTE=Optimist;193750]Geoff reported a higher figure of 6 earlier (quite significant regarding the way the scale works) - I think he has access to more scientifically based info with this.



What can we say MoM, you rock our world :D

@BB - Go back to sleep, exciting things only happen up here... ;)[/QUOTE]

Brian and Geoff

Every news agency and Geo agency is reporting 5.3, so not sure about 6

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gwalker 2014-08-05 14:07

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Eurica 2014-08-05 14:08

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News feeds on Twitter also going with 5.3.

Geoff D 2014-08-05 14:25

The initial report was M6, but since then as more data came available, revised to 5.2. There are many things that affect the measurements.

The data provided to the USGS service then gives one a "better picture". See this website: [URL="http://www.usgs.gov"]www.usgs.gov[/URL].

The current consensus seems to be in PTA the magnitude was about 4. The initial report was 6 about 18 km away from the epicentre. The reading I gave was from a seismic station in the Klerksdorp area and is accurate and is an instantaneous measurement. There is really no point in entering into a debate about what the media is reporting ... The media will always take whatever they want with very little regard for the real scientific facts. The readings in parts of JHB were between 5 and 5.6. I am getting my figures direct from those in SA involved in analysing these measurements.

GWalker, if you look at the map in the link provided by Eurica, and observe the scale closely, you will see where the M6 was measured. -------

Another interesting plot is to see where the plate boundary is. The quake occurred on a major plate boundary. The Rift valley plate boundary actually runs West of JHB make a dogleg running north of Klerksdorp before turning almost due South, West of Klerksdorp and Welkom. Then turns South East, through Lesotho and back into the Indian Ocean near Durban. That same plate boundary then cuts back towards the cost running under Wolseley and Ceres, where the quake happened referred to by BB all those years ago.

The above means anyone along the fault line will experience, the quake worse than those not on the fault line. hence why we are getting physical damage showing up in Durban, and some pretty high measurements in the Western Cape.

Optimist 2014-08-05 14:28

[COLOR=purple]From News24.com :[/COLOR]

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Optimist 2014-08-05 14:56

[QUOTE=Geoff D;193763]
The initial report was M6, but since then as more data came available, revised to 5.2. There are many things that affect the measurements.

The data provided to the USGS service then gives one a "better picture". See this website: [URL="http://www.usgs.gov"]www.usgs.gov[/URL].

The current consensus seems to be in PTA the magnitude was about 4. The initial report was 6 about 18 km away from the epicentre. [B]The reading I gave was from a seismic station in the Klerksdorp area and is accurate and is an instantaneous measurement. There is really no point in entering into a debate about what the media is reporting ... The media will always take whatever they want with very little regard for the real scientific facts. The readings in parts of JHB were between 5 and 5.6. I am getting my figures direct from those in SA involved in analysing these measurements. [/B]

[B]GWalker, if you look at the map in the link provided by Eurica, and observe the scale closely, you will see where the M6 was measured. -------[/B]
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[/QUOTE]

What confuses me is why the measurements are later changed - is it perhaps that more equipment is later analysed or a better average determined?

Just want to apologise for too much humour earlier under the circumstances, who would have thought this was as serious as it is.

There's some good news coverage on 403 eNCA.

Geoff D 2014-08-05 15:07

[QUOTE=Optimist;193772][QUOTE=Geoff D;193763]
The initial report was M6, but since then as more data came available, revised to 5.2. There are many things that affect the measurements.

The data provided to the USGS service then gives one a "better picture". See this website: [URL="http://www.usgs.gov"]www.usgs.gov[/URL].

The current consensus seems to be in PTA the magnitude was about 4. The initial report was 6 about 18 km away from the epicentre. [B]The reading I gave was from a seismic station in the Klerksdorp area and is accurate and is an instantaneous measurement. There is really no point in entering into a debate about what the media is reporting ... The media will always take whatever they want with very little regard for the real scientific facts. The readings in parts of JHB were between 5 and 5.6. I am getting my figures direct from those in SA involved in analysing these measurements. [/B]

[B]GWalker, if you look at the map in the link provided by Eurica, and observe the scale closely, you will see where the M6 was measured. -------[/B]
[B][/[/B]QUOTE]

What confuses me is why the measurements are later changed - is it perhaps that more equipment is later analysed or a better average determined?

Just want to apologise for too much humour earlier under the circumstances, who would have thought this was as serious as it is.

There's some good news coverage on 403 eNCA.[/QUOTE]

it is because the initial analysis is based on measurements taken from seismic stations available, all at different distances away from the Epicentre. Approximations are made, and then as more and more data comes in the estimates are refined until a good overall picture is established. As soon as the epicentre is known to a high degree of accuracy, the value will then be refined. In a couple of hours, the actual estimate of the intensity at the epicentre will be known, an it is very likely that value might be higher than the 6 estimate made initially. But by then, the figures in the media have taken root and only the scientists are interested in what the actual values were .....

beetle bailey 2014-08-05 15:13

[QUOTE=Optimist;193750]@BB - Go back to sleep, exciting things only happen up here... ;)[/QUOTE]

No, cannot agree. You guys are so far behind us down here that you only have your earthquake now. Some forty odd years behind us. :D

gwalker 2014-08-05 15:14

[QUOTE=Geoff D;193774][QUOTE=Optimist;193772]

it is because the initial analysis is based on measurements taken from seismic stations available, all at different distances away from the Epicentre. Approximations are made, and then as more and more data comes in the estimates are refined until a good overall picture is established. As soon as the epicentre is known to a high degree of accuracy, the value will then be refined. In a couple of hours, the actual estimate of the intensity at the epicentre will be known, an it is very likely that value might be higher than the 6 estimate made initially. But by then, the figures in the media have taken root and only the scientists are interested in what the actual values were .....[/QUOTE]

To be fair the reports are saying estimates.
Not arguing with the data you have access too, just not available to anyone in the media then....

beetle bailey 2014-08-05 15:18

[QUOTE=Geoff D;193763]and some pretty high measurements in the Western Cape.[/QUOTE]

Cannot say I felt any tremor or movement down here even though we may be on the "fault line" referred to. Maybe it was too slight for anyone to feel down here?

Simon 2014-08-05 15:21

I wasn't there when the big one hit, but I was there about 18 hours later.

[URL="http://www.japanquakemap.com"]http://www.japanquakemap.com[/URL]

Give it a few seconds to get going.

Optimist 2014-08-05 15:22

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;193775]No, cannot agree. You guys are so far behind us down here that you only have your earthquake now. Some forty odd years behind us. :D[/QUOTE]

We probably sent it to you in the first place ;)

Optimist 2014-08-05 15:23

[QUOTE=Simon;193784]I wasn't there when the big one hit, but I was there about 18 hours later.

[URL]http://www.japanquakemap.com[/URL]

Give it a few seconds to get going.[/QUOTE]

I remember that and your close involvement, was a very emotional time on the Forum with you posting from there.

Geoff D 2014-08-05 15:26

What is so great about the SANReN network I am involved, is we see the benefits of having really good connectivity available to the science community in the country. This also means we get insight into what sort of things our network is enabling, hence why we have such good links to such a variety of science experiments.

@BB, Yes there are some reports coming in from the Cape.

Flynn 2014-08-05 15:34

5.3 magnitude earthquake - one person died in Orkney, what a way to go out in life

Simon 2014-08-05 16:21

[QUOTE=Optimist;193787]I remember that and your close involvement, was a very emotional time on the Forum with you posting from there.[/QUOTE]

Thanks for remembering. :o

Citanul 2014-08-05 16:25

[QUOTE=Optimist;193785]We probably sent it to you in the first place ;)[/QUOTE]

Then it's about time you have it back. ;)

gwalker 2014-08-05 19:00

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Not to make mockery of those killed today but this is just "cute"

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Eurica 2014-08-05 19:04

[QUOTE=gwalker;193872]Not to make mockery of those killed today but this is just "cute"

[IMG]http://forum.dstv.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=3809&stc=1&d=1407257991[/IMG][/QUOTE]

Oh I'm so stealing that for twitter..... :D:D:D

beetle bailey 2014-08-05 20:34

[QUOTE=gwalker;193872]Not to make mockery of those killed today but this is just "cute"

[IMG]http://forum.dstv.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=3809&stc=1&d=1407257991[/IMG][/QUOTE]

Guess I must be one of those 'sickos' that one is always hearing about because I found that funny. Thanks gwalker.

Optimist 2014-08-05 21:01

Makes the old comedy series with the catch-phrase title "Orkney Snork nie" a bit of an oxymoron now...

beetle bailey 2014-08-06 12:17

Not a big enough problem to post elsewhere but how does one do a reboot on the Explora Decoder? Have just had mine installed and all seems to be working ok but I'm pretty certain that sometime in the future I'll have to do this. The manuals that came with the decoder don't appear to have this information.

Thanks.

Optimist 2014-08-06 12:20

BB, that does need to go into the PVR section, really not stuff for the lounge.

And all queries are important. :cool:

beetle bailey 2014-08-06 12:23

[QUOTE=Optimist;194033]BB, that does need to go into the PVR section, really not stuff for the lounge.

And all queries are important. :cool:[/QUOTE]

OK. Will do. Thanks for your prompt response. Slow day? :D

JeanP 2014-08-06 12:25

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;194028]Not a big enough problem to post elsewhere but how does one do a reboot on the Explora Decoder? Have just had mine installed and all seems to be working ok but I'm pretty certain that sometime in the future I'll have to do this. The manuals that came with the decoder don't appear to have this information.

Thanks.[/QUOTE]

BB this is easy just hold in the Power button for a few seconds

(pssst don't tell anyone i answered your problem in here:p)

Optimist 2014-08-06 12:27

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;194036]OK. Will do. Thanks for your prompt response. Slow day? :D[/QUOTE]

Sure thing :)
Just quiet for a short while...

@Jean - :p

Citanul 2014-08-06 12:38

[QUOTE=JeanP;194045](pssst don't tell anyone i answered your problem in here:p)[/QUOTE]

I didn't see anything. :cool:

beetle bailey 2014-08-06 14:05

[QUOTE=JeanP;194045]BB this is easy just hold in the Power button for a few seconds

(pssst don't tell anyone i answered your problem in here:p)[/QUOTE]

Your secret is safe with me. I won't tell anyone. But thanks for your answer. Oh and optimist :p. See, I DO have friends in the lounge. Mind you Krugie did also give me the answer elsewhere.

Regarding the word Vuzu that is/was being mentioned in another thread? Wonder if that wasn't a word made up by MoM or MC Nic after one of their many (drinking) meetings? Sounds like the sort of word someone who has taken a bit too much of the grape stuff would come up with. :rolleyes:

MC Marietjie 2014-08-06 14:16

Hahaha Beetle Bailey - if that was the case it will be Vushu or Vushuuuu-hic! :p

beetle bailey 2014-08-06 17:03

[QUOTE=MC Marietjie;194104]Hahaha Beetle Bailey - if that was the case it will be Vushu or Vushuuuu-hic! :p[/QUOTE]

:D Glad to see you've entered into the spirit of the things. :D Oops, maybe I should have chosen my words more carefully? ;)

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beetle bailey 2014-08-07 13:21

:eek: There's an intruder in the lounge!!!

Optimist 2014-08-08 09:27

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...............SORT OF GIVES A NEW APPRECIATION TO THE WORD "LAPTOP" COMPUTER..........

JeanP 2014-08-08 10:13

[QUOTE=Optimist;194355][COLOR=purple]Got this in my email today: [/COLOR][B]:)[/B]


[B]Guess What This Is?[/B]

[attach]3821[/attach]




Hint: The picture was taken in 1956.

Answer below...



















[COLOR=black]It's a hard disk drive back in 1956... With [/COLOR][B][COLOR=black]5 MB [/COLOR][/B]of storage.

In September 1956, IBM launched the 305 RAMAC,


[COLOR=black]The first 'SUPER' computer with a hard disk drive (HDD).[/COLOR]


[COLOR=black]The HDD weighed [B]over a ton[/B] and stored a 'whopping' [B]5 MB[/B] of data.[/COLOR]


[COLOR=red]Do you appreciate your [B]32 GB[/B] memory stick a little more now?[/COLOR]





...............SORT OF GIVES A NEW APPRECIATION TO THE WORD "LAPTOP" COMPUTER..........[/QUOTE]

:D:D yes 5MB of data what a lot of data that was;)

Optimist 2014-08-09 12:52

Who ordered this cold & thick, fast moving cloudy end-of-the-world looking weather?? BB, Citanul, if it was you guys I'm sending you a hurricane! :(

Citanul 2014-08-09 13:07

*looks out of window and sees only bright sunshine*

Don't know what you're talking about. :p

beetle bailey 2014-08-09 13:24

Day started off badly and I couldn't make my early morning cup of coffee due to Escom cutting the power to my area from around 07:30 to 09:00. Must assume it was because of the poor weather up north that I had to suffer. Blast you Gautengers!!:mad::mad:

But as Citunal has stated, the weather here is beautiful. Clear skies and fairly warm although I, for one, will not be contemplating going for a swim. Not THAT warm.

Having a laid back day watching the sport on the tv and wasting my time on the computer. Strange that:confused:. Seems like it's similar to what I do every day.

Eurica 2014-08-09 14:27

The wind was blowing like crazy yesterday so today it is dusty and humid but cool. I don't the weather in this place sometimes.

Eurica 2014-08-09 20:53

Really enjoying this Colony show. Me trying to figure out what my contribution would be except for stooking mampoer in a corner and wondering why they have such old tech solar panels.

PS How does one stook mampoer?

JeanP 2014-08-11 10:22

[QUOTE=Optimist;194547]Who ordered this cold & thick, fast moving cloudy end-of-the-world looking weather?? BB, Citanul, if it was you guys I'm sending you a hurricane! :([/QUOTE]

I Agree it was a horrible day

could have been worse i spoke to family yesterday in uk while they had the tail end of a Hurricane that didnt sounds very nice

Optimist 2014-08-11 10:28

It does look like it's finally passing, guess not all days can be good for us.

I certainly wouldn't really wish a hurricane on anyone, how awful for them! :eek: I suppose we should count our blessings.

JeanP 2014-08-11 10:35

i do agree we are quite lucky here

JeanP 2014-08-11 10:48

so i got a phone call from Dstv asking for feedback on my explora purchase and if i am happy and all that

beetle bailey 2014-08-11 12:50

[QUOTE=JeanP;194679]so i got a phone call from Dstv asking for feedback on my explora purchase and if i am happy and all that[/QUOTE]

Well although I'm very happy with my Explora I doubt very much that I'd have been happy having to spend one and a half grand on it, excluding any additional installation fee.

Having had extraview and two decoders I used to record all the shows I wanted to watch and saved them as back up in case there were problems on the catch up side of things. I'd then watch the catch up recording, when it was available, and delete what I'd recorded.

So, even though there is so much more available on the Explora's Catch Up menu it doesn't really give me much more than what I've already had with my previous set up.

Menus are perhaps a bit better, but this is debatable, and there are now movies available on Catch up but there again, if I'd wanted to watch the movie I'd have recorded it anyway.

Bottom line FOR ME and my uses is that I'm very happy with the Explora and I'd recommend it to someone who doesn't already have HD PVRs but for those with a PVR(s), I'd say it's a lot of money being spent for very little change. (Bigger harddrive may be of use to some but doesn't affect me).

Just my view. (not that anyone asking for it :D).

beetle bailey 2014-08-14 13:48

So, who was the brave person who set up the "Do you miss Forum King", or whatever the heading is, Poll? Not many voting I notice.

Wouldn't surprise me to discover that he set it up himself.

Cannot but notice that over the past few days the lounge has been quieter than it's ever been. Surely, our lives aren't THAT dead that we have nothing to discuss?

That said, I cannot think of a topic for us to discuss. :confused:

Citanul 2014-08-14 14:10

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;195160]So, who was the brave person who set up the "Do you miss Forum King", or whatever the heading is, Poll? Not many voting I notice.

Wouldn't surprise me to discover that he set it up himself.[/QUOTE]

I could be wrong, but I think only the thread starter or the mods can add a poll to a thread. If so, that narrows down the suspects quite a bit. ;)

MC Marietjie 2014-08-14 14:15

As you know, we don't comment on speculation.

Optimist 2014-08-14 14:28

Hmmmm, polls again... *drools a bit* These Mods (or hackers??) like to live dangerously, too many action movies I suspect :p

It's a bit slanted - IMO Frosty is missed, not the "forum king", but anyway :rolleyes:
and the multiple choice makes about as much sense as the lounge regulars :-/

New subjects?
Ok; the worse fault line in the Western Cape, wot to do in summer, imprisoning Frosty so that he has to post, which witch is which, why I miss my video machine, Xmas wish-list, why I like tomatoes.
How hard can it be :confused::D

Citanul 2014-08-14 14:40

[QUOTE=Optimist;195168]Hmmmm, polls again... *drools a bit*[/quote]

Oh that's right - I'd forgotten that we couldn't create polls here.

[quote]the multiple choice makes about as much sense as the lounge regulars :-/[/QUOTE]

I voted for all three options just because I could. :D

beetle bailey 2014-08-14 14:49

[QUOTE=Optimist;195168]New subjects?
Ok; the worse fault line in the Western Cape, wot to do in summer, imprisoning Frosty so that he has to post, which witch is which, why I miss my video machine, Xmas wish-list, why I like tomatoes.
How hard can it be :confused::D[/QUOTE]

Anyone up north in the "back of beyond, beyond the mountains" have a room for me? Saw on Carte Blanche today, Catch Up, that the Western Cape is due for a BIG earthquake. So, can I come stay with you until this earthquake has come and gone. Guess it will be two of us. Will need the wife along to do my dishes and wash and iron my clothes. Bit of cooking as well.

Wot to do in summer is easy. Go to the beach. Oh wait, you guys up north don't have such a place now do you. Oh well, guess you can always go to the Valley of the Waves. Shame. Or do like me and loaf around the pool?

Cannot say I miss my video machine as anything shown on tv is now recorded on the PVR instead of the VCR. Have replaced the movies that I had on VCR with dvds so no longer have a need for a VCR.

Christmas wish list is too big to list here.

I DON'T LIKE TOMATOES!!!!!

Imprisoning Frosty? Who is Frosty? Perhaps it's been so long that I've forgotten him.

Which witch is which? Perhaps this is one Eurica can answer for us?

Sigh, as you lot can no doubt see it's a very slow day for this retired person hence the length of this post. Still, good to see some have woken up and made a comment or two.

JeanP 2014-08-14 15:49

its been a nice warm day here in JHB 25 degrees spring is on its way :D:D

JeanP 2014-08-14 15:54

Has anyone watched that the colony on CU? it any good

Citanul 2014-08-14 16:17

[QUOTE=JeanP;195190]Has anyone watched that the colony on CU? it any good[/QUOTE]

I've seen it before and I enjoyed it.

It is staged somewhat - there were three engineers, a handyman and a contractor in the group, so they had no trouble being able to design and make things. And rather conveniently, there was a lot of stuff lying around that they could use.

But on the other hand, it's not completely impossible that such a group could come together and find such a location. And obviously it wouldn't make good TV if it weren't set up in such a way.

So if you want to see a Survivor-type show where the emphasis is actually on survival and not voting people out in order to win a prize, then I would definitely recommend it.

Sandtonman 2014-08-14 17:43

Spotted at the Wedge, Morningside
 
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OK, so a light hearted question for a Thursday :)

Does one of our more technical Forumites, or Mods, claim ownership to the conveyance spotted this afternoon at The Wedge, Morningside shops?

I think that Geoff could claim ownership of the Title, but somehow suspect that the vehicle is not quite up his street :eek:

I may be wrong? Who knows?

Cheers, K

Optimist 2014-08-14 19:06

[QUOTE=Sandtonman;195218]I may be wrong? Who knows?[/QUOTE]

Nah, definitely not his style :D

The word "Sat" can have a spiritualist meaning so maybe more to do with that, but then it's not exactly a non-materialistic set of wheels :rolleyes:

JeanP 2014-08-15 10:13

[QUOTE=Citanul;195201]I've seen it before and I enjoyed it.

It is staged somewhat - there were three engineers, a handyman and a contractor in the group, so they had no trouble being able to design and make things. And rather conveniently, there was a lot of stuff lying around that they could use.

But on the other hand, it's not completely impossible that such a group could come together and find such a location. And obviously it wouldn't make good TV if it weren't set up in such a way.

So if you want to see a Survivor-type show where the emphasis is actually on survival and not voting people out in order to win a prize, then I would definitely recommend it.[/QUOTE]

i watched episode 1 last night looks like a good program i just hope we don't have to wait long for s2 and so on

beetle bailey 2014-08-15 18:16

Herewith communication messages, twitter, between the Queen and myself.
Queen: Please send word to the lounge that the Queen is alive but cannot post. My work e-mail changed and now I'm not able to post.

Beetle (Being nasty as usual): Why? You think that miserable bunch are even missing you? :)

Queen: Well I was hoping .... crawls back to corner singing no body love me ..... dstv friends hates me .... I'll watch SABC ... sad times.

Anyway, not sure when she'll be able to post again but I'm guessing that it should be by Monday when she gets back to work.

Optimist 2014-08-15 18:25

That explains her strange silence...

She will need to access the old email address box to find the authentication email and the link it provides for changing email details etc., unfortunately it's sent to the OLD address only.
Or maybe a Mod can assist, not sure.

beetle bailey 2014-08-15 18:44

Optimist - sent you a pm regarding that e-mail query of Eurica's.

Be careful what you post about her though as she can still read what is written here. She however cannot post anything. Isn't that great? We've finally found a way to keep a woman quiet. Now if only I can use something similar at home? Suggestions?

Oops, need to change screens quickly. Here comes the wife. If you don't hear from me again you know what's happened to me and it's been good knowing you lot.

Optimist 2014-08-15 18:49

BB - My PMs are usually off, you'll need to send it again.

As for the "Queen" - doesn't know her **** from her elbow :p (censor-stars intentional ;))

beetle bailey 2014-08-15 18:51

[QUOTE=Optimist;195411]BB - My PMs are usually off, you'll need to send it again.

As for the "Queen" - doesn't know her **** from her elbow :p (censor-stars intentional ;))[/QUOTE]

Yes we, Eurica and me, I?, thought that may be the case. so here follows the message that I sent to you.

"Eurica says to tell you that she changed her e-mail address earlier today but that she didn't receive any confirmation e-mail.

This keeps on and I'm going to start charging her postage fees.":)

Optimist 2014-08-15 18:58

Ok, if it's not in the [U]old[/U] email box then it should be in their old spam folder (or whatever they call it). She [B]MUST[/B] find it unless a Mod can bypass that need, else she's going to need a new Forum ID (with a post count of zero :eek:).

Not sure what you meant in your first line? PMs now open for a while to you & Eurica as well (and her secret identity too ;))

@Queen - more harassment for you :D ... at least the booze stock is lasting in the lounge now :o

beetle bailey 2014-08-15 19:12

[QUOTE=Optimist;195413]Not sure what you meant in your first line? PMs now open for a while to you & Eurica as well (and her secret identity too ;))[/QUOTE]

Wasn't sure if we were on your "mailing list" or banned because of bad drunken behaviour.

Eurica has requested the help of one of the Moderators in resolving this issue of hers. PM me any requests you may have for her and I'll forward it to her. Thanks.

Optimist 2014-08-15 19:17

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;195416]Wasn't sure if we were on your "mailing list" or banned because of bad drunken behaviour.[/QUOTE]

I banned everyone 'cos under the facade of this identity I'm a hermit :p

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;195416]Eurica has requested the help of one of the Moderators in resolving this issue of hers. PM me any requests you may have for her and I'll forward it to her. Thanks.[/QUOTE]

Great. I can't help further.

[FRED] 2014-08-15 21:24

#wemisstheforumqueen !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The queen says she might be stuck outside but the moment she's back she will check if someone's been drinking her wine and if somebody's been drinking it ,off with their heads . Join the #wemisstheforumqueen and get a free we [emoji173]️the forum queen t-shirt. I was paid by the forumqueenfans to post this and am not in anyway affiliated with the above. Back to the beach I go to plot my evil plan [emoji48]

Optimist 2014-08-17 10:00

@Eurica - My friend & colleague Charles is offering for you to temporarily use his ID for posting if you want?

Could be a while before your prob can get sorted out.

If interested send a PM from that new ID you started to set up, your normal PM box is either full or I presume you can't access it.

Optimist 2014-08-18 13:09

Eurica is still lost in hyperspace :rolleyes: , sends her regards to everyone and will be back one way or another soon enough.

I wonder what ever happened to that @idamgfrost character, nice unassuming person... ;)

[U]Warning[/U]: Check the ingredients of the biscuits you buy!
For once it was left to me to get some, and I discovered they almost all contain soya :eek: which is no longer available in a natural state on our dear planet, it's all genetically modified! :mad:
Prob with that is it's like a child learning to add & subtract, thinks they now know all the answers to making calculations... very dangerous, and such behavioural results have been proven all too often.
Solution may be "Risi - Six Love", seems less harmful and are quite tasty (made with coconut). But I'm sure there are healthier alternatives.
/ end rant

beetle bailey 2014-08-18 14:03

The King and Queen have absconded. Or so it would seem. Long live the revolution. From the poll regarding the Forum King it would seem as if only one person is truly missing him. Could this one person be his mother?

Citanul 2014-08-18 14:08

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;195672]From the poll regarding the Forum King it would seem as if only one person is truly missing him. Could this one person be his mother?[/QUOTE]

That one person was me (you can see who voted for what by clicking on the number of votes for any option), and I only voted for that one because it was a multiple choice poll and therefore possible to pick all three, which I did. :D

beetle bailey 2014-08-18 15:10

[QUOTE=Citanul;195675]That one person was me (you can see who voted for what by clicking on the number of votes for any option), and I only voted for that one because it was a multiple choice poll and therefore possible to pick all three, which I did. :D[/QUOTE]

Fence sitter!!:D

So it seems as if NOBODY is truly missing our Forum King? What a downer for his ego. Suggest he comes to the lounge, wherever it's moved to, and have a drink or two to get his 'spirits' up.

Forum King 2014-08-18 17:34

Hi :)

[IMG]http://media.giphy.com/media/5Lu9Jv6pp7J0k/giphy.gif[/IMG]

idamgfrost 2014-08-18 17:48

[QUOTE=Optimist;195667]I wonder what ever happened to that @idamgfrost character, nice unassuming person... [/QUOTE]

I was busy stressing myself and pushing myself to my limits.:eek:
I have this horrible habit of being an Perfectionist so can only focus on one task at the time.

Thanks for the nice comment
I wonder what became of the troublemaker Brian G :rolleyes::p

Optimist 2014-08-18 19:19

[QUOTE=idamgfrost;195707]I wonder what became of the troublemaker Brian G :rolleyes::p[/QUOTE]

His calmer spirit is still in this lounge ;):p

Interesting development with the voting...

beetle bailey 2014-08-20 12:24

Just to advise that the Forum Queen, Eurica in case you've forgotten her, is still unable to post in the lounge. Isn't it peaceful here? :rolleyes:

Mods, anyone able to assist her to get back online. Something to do with her having to change her e-mail address I believe.

MC Marietjie 2014-08-20 12:25

Already sorted her out.

Eurica 2014-08-20 15:12

I'm back!! Missed me much? :p Thanks for the help MoM.

JeanP 2014-08-20 15:19

[QUOTE=Eurica;196063]I'm back!! Missed me much? :p Thanks for the help MoM.[/QUOTE]

[SIZE="7"]YES I DID!![/SIZE] its been very lonely here without you:D:D

Eurica 2014-08-20 15:27

Thanks JP!
It is funny how you desperately want to do something when you can't but then when you can you can't think of a thing to say :confused:

Over the weekend when I could not post I had millions of things to share. No that I can I have no news :eek:

I do remember wanting to rant about Doctor Who not being shown.....

beetle bailey 2014-08-20 17:13

[QUOTE=MC Marietjie;196027]Already sorted her out.[/QUOTE]

Wasn't aware of this. See Eurica has posted something so now I don't know whether to thank you or blame you for what you've done? Was great being in a "man cave" and not a general lounge. Now you've gone and destroyed the peace and quiet.

Oh well, suppose I'll now have to put up with some more of this Doctor Whoever nonsense instead of discussing something decent. Like sports topics. :mad:

MC Marietjie 2014-08-20 17:19

Hahaha! Well, you could always discuss my surprising win on SuperBru this weekend? BTW, no one is more surprised than me!

Eurica 2014-08-20 17:22

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;196078]Wasn't aware of this. See Eurica has posted something so now I don't know whether to thank you or blame you for what you've done? Was great being in a "man cave" and not a general lounge. Now you've gone and destroyed the peace and quiet.

Oh well, suppose I'll now have to put up with some more of this Doctor Whoever nonsense instead of discussing something decent. Like sports topics. :mad:[/QUOTE]

You are very brave Mr BB maybe because you know I'm far away so I can't hit you over the head with a rolling pin :p
But I will look you up next time I'm in SlaapStad. Be afraid, be very afraid! :)

Optimist 2014-08-20 18:47

Good to have you back, E! :cool: Your new Avatar is great.

[QUOTE=MC Marietjie;196083]Hahaha! Well, you could always discuss my surprising win on SuperBru this weekend? BTW, no one is more surprised than me![/QUOTE]

So, are you sharing the method you used?? :D

Actually, on second thoughts would rather not get into gambling again... terrible temptation :(

Sandtonman 2014-08-20 19:07

[QUOTE=MC Marietjie;196083]Hahaha! Well, you could always discuss my surprising win on SuperBru this weekend? BTW, no one is more surprised than me![/QUOTE]

Yip, I have to say, well done MoM. And there's me at the bottom of my own pool!
Cheers, K.

beetle bailey 2014-08-21 12:23

[QUOTE=MC Marietjie;196083]Hahaha! Well, you could always discuss my surprising win on SuperBru this weekend? BTW, no one is more surprised than me![/QUOTE]

Have posted a comment or two on the Superbru Banter Boards regarding your good start to the competition. Oh, and Sandtonman's shocking :D performance.

Out of respect for Eurica and other non sporting types in the Lounge I've tried to refrain from posting any sporting info here. ;)

What is good, or a fault, with the electronic medium, is one sometimes posts things that one wouldn't otherwise say in person. However, those who know me, although maybe not always agreeing with it, also know that I'm not to be taken seriously with most of the comments I make and that they are not meant to be taken seriously. Please keep that in mind in future. Oh, unless it's having a go at united and their supporters, then there's a chance that it could be serious.:p

Optimist 2014-08-21 13:07

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;196186]However, those who know me, although maybe not always agreeing with it, also know that I'm not to be taken seriously with most of the comments I make and that they are not meant to be taken seriously.[/QUOTE]

Oh, that explains a lot :rolleyes:

Good luck newbies... :eek:

;):p

Eurica 2014-08-21 13:21

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;196186] However, those who know me, although maybe not always agreeing with it, also know that I'm not to be taken seriously with most of the comments I make and that they are not meant to be taken seriously. Please keep that in mind in future.[/QUOTE]

I could have typed that! I'm exactly the same :D

Oh and did we have an exciting time in Bloem this morning. About 90% of the city, or as people from Gauteng would call it village, lost power from just before seven to almost 9 o'clock.

Optimist 2014-08-21 13:23

[QUOTE=Eurica;196192]Oh and did we have an exciting time in Bloem this morning. About 90% of the city, or as people from Gauteng would call it village, lost power from just before seven to almost 9 o'clock.[/QUOTE]

So no hot water, now it's Stinkfontein :o

Eurica 2014-08-21 13:29

[QUOTE=Optimist;196193]So no hot water, now it's Stinkfontein :o[/QUOTE]

Luckily most of us was up by then and showered but boy oh boy it was chaos from the moment I walked into the office, people stuck in lifts, standby machines not starting, aircon alarms giving high temps, fire panels and gates screaming about low batteries. Man it was a nightmare. :eek::eek:

beetle bailey 2014-08-21 14:15

[QUOTE=Eurica;196196]Luckily most of us was up by then and showered but boy oh boy it was chaos from the moment I walked into the office, people stuck in lifts, standby machines not starting, aircon alarms giving high temps, fire panels and gates screaming about low batteries. Man it was a nightmare. :eek::eek:[/QUOTE]

What about the most important part? That first early morning cup of coffee to get the day started?

Eurica 2014-08-21 14:27

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;196220]What about the most important part? That first early morning cup of coffee to get the day started?[/QUOTE]


Lucky for the world I was able to make a cup before Centlec decided to mess around with us by taking everybody's power away :mad:

Optimist 2014-08-21 16:14

Gas is a good backup, and cost saver. Food tastes better as well :cool:

Only prob is the gas heaters shouldn't be used in confined spaces, which we do of course, may explain my state of mind :p

beetle bailey 2014-08-21 21:06

[QUOTE=Optimist;196239]Gas is a good backup, and cost saver. Food tastes better as well :cool:

Only prob is the gas heaters shouldn't be used in confined spaces, which we do of course, may explain my state of mind :p[/QUOTE]

Have a gas heater which we could use on cold winter nights but both the wife and I cannot stand the smell of the gas so it never gets used. Do use the gas for the occasional bacon and eggs type breakfast with the family.

Forum King 2014-08-22 07:51

Happy late birthday to the lounge.yesterday the lounge celebrated it first birthday. ;)

JeanP 2014-08-22 08:22

[QUOTE=Forum King;196264]Happy late birthday to the lounge.yesterday the lounge celebrated it first birthday. ;)[/QUOTE]

wow happy birthday :D

beetle bailey 2014-08-22 11:57

[QUOTE=Forum King;196264]Happy late birthday to the lounge.yesterday the lounge celebrated it first birthday. ;)[/QUOTE]

Congratulations and well done to all for keeping the lounge active. Well, for most of the time anyway. :rolleyes:

Eurica 2014-08-22 15:28

If you hear on the news about a nuclear explosion in Bloem. That will be me if I get home and there is still no water :mad:

beetle bailey 2014-08-22 19:50

[QUOTE=Eurica;196361]If you hear on the news about a nuclear explosion in Bloem. That will be me if I get home and there is still no water :mad:[/QUOTE]

There was a minor earth tremor recorded in the Gauteng area that I'm aware of. Was that because of your getting home and finding that there was still no water available?

Eurica 2014-08-22 19:54

Still no water. I'm not a happy puppy. Luckily my Dad also lives in Bloem and he has water. So I'm not stinky Eurica anymore.

Optimist 2014-08-23 15:48

[COLOR=#333233][B][SIZE=4]Windows 9 reportedly making its debut September 30th[/SIZE][/B][/COLOR]

[COLOR=#333233]Published by [URL="http://www.bandwidthblog.com/author/julia/"]Julia Strydom[/URL] on Aug 22nd, 2014.[/COLOR]

[COLOR=#333233]Good news, Windows users. Microsoft is reportedly unveiling Windows 9 at the end of September.[/COLOR]

[COLOR=#333233]According to The Verge, the company has scheduled a press event for September 30th in which they will debut a preview version of the new OS. The Verge claim that ‘sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans’ informed them of the planned event.[/COLOR]

[COLOR=#333233]The event will most likely detail all the changes made to the new version of Windows – which for now, is going under the codename ‘Threshold’.[/COLOR]

[COLOR=#333233]The preview version of the Windows 8 successor will only be available for developers at first. No word yet on when we can expect the public beta version of Threshold or whether or not it will debut at the same time as the devs preview. [/COLOR]

[COLOR=#333233]Considering that this is not a verified Microsoft report and the company has (obviously) declined to comment, we cannot, for sure, say that the event will indeed happen or even if it does, that it will show us the inner workings of Windows 9.[/COLOR]

[COLOR=#333233]However, there have been rumours of a preview release of Windows 9 (or ‘Threshold’ if you want) at the end of September, early October for a while now. So the event is likely to happen.[/COLOR]

[COLOR=#333233]As for what Microsoft has in store for us with Windows 9, we’re not too sure about, but we know that Windows users will be jumoing for joy at the return of the Start menu.[/COLOR]

[COLOR=#333233]Windows 8 has received a lot of criticism for eliminating the Start button – much to the frustration of almost anyone who uses Windows.[/COLOR]

[COLOR=#333233]However, now it seems that the return of the Start menu will be just one of the various UI changes that Microsoft will introduce us to with Windows 9.[/COLOR]

[COLOR=#333233]Another interesting addition to Windows 9, is the rumoured inclusion of [URL="http://www.bandwidthblog.com/2014/03/05/meet-cortana-microsofts-answer-to-siri/"]Cortana [/URL]- Windows Phone’s digital assistant or Microsoft’s version of Siri. Some reports state that Cortana (or at least a very early version of her) will make an appearance in Windows 9.[/COLOR]

[COLOR=#333233]Current builds of the developers preview version is said to include an early version of her, though we’re not sure if she will make an appearance in the public beta version of Windows 9.[/COLOR]

[COLOR=#333233]While this is all still an unconfirmed report, it is more likely than not that Microsoft will indeed introduce us to Windows 9 come September 30th – if only to make us forget the headache that Windows 8 is.[/COLOR]

[COLOR=#333233]Source: [URL="http://www.theverge.com/2014/8/21/6052807/windows-9-preview-press-event-september"]The Verge[/URL][/COLOR]


[COLOR=#333233][COLOR=#800080]From[/COLOR] [URL]http://www.bandwidthblog.com/2014/08/22/windows-9-reportedly-making-its-debut-september-30th/[/URL][/COLOR]

Sandtonman 2014-08-23 17:37

Seems to be all over the web.... [URL]https://www.google.com/search?btnG=1&pws=0&q=windows+9+rumours&gws_rd=ssl[/URL]
Cheers, K.

Crusher 2014-08-23 17:52

These guys seem to keep up to date with new developments re: Windows OS updates
[url]http://www.eightforums.com/[/url]

and

[url]http://www.theverge.com/2014/8/21/6052807/windows-9-preview-press-event-september[/url]

JeanP 2014-08-27 10:04

Hows the people doing today seems like were all very busy its been 4days since a word was said on here so i thought i'll put in a word :D

beetle bailey 2014-08-27 13:36

Would appear as if there's not much happening so everyone is very quiet. Things are so quiet that today I've even resorted to watching the Protea Cricket side being put to the sword by Australia. Not looking good at the moment.

Apart from that we here in Cape Town have been subjected to some very wet weather but there's a bit of blue sky at the moment. On the subject of the wet weather, things have really improved regarding DStv reception over the past couple of years. Before when we had heavy rain there would have been lots of picture loss/breakdowns. Earlier today when it was really pelting down there was no loss of picture.

Otherwise all quiet on the Western Cape front. From my side anyway.

JeanP 2014-08-28 09:51

BB i see you capetonians is sending us some freezing weather tomorrow we're dropping by a min of 10 degrees over night:eek::eek:

PS luckily its spring on Monday :D

[FRED] 2014-08-28 10:10

Been busy nothing new to say [emoji43] Looking forward to windows 9 [emoji185]


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beetle bailey 2014-08-28 14:00

[QUOTE=JeanP;196934]BB i see you capetonians is sending us some freezing weather tomorrow we're dropping by a min of 10 degrees over night:eek::eek:

PS luckily its spring on Monday :D[/QUOTE]

That's us Capetonians for you. Always willing to share what we have with the rest of you. :p Oh, you lot up north don't need to bother sharing your earthquakes with us. Quite happy for you to keep them to yourselves.

Eurica 2014-08-28 19:38

The Queen might be a bit intoxicated. Can someone please take me home? PS I know where the wine cellar is. I found it wondering around. It's empty now....

Optimist 2014-08-29 10:19

Another meek Capetonian effort, just pleasantly cool here IMO :p

@Eurica - Hope you made it home ok, 'cos the bill for everything you drank is waiting there for you :D

JeanP 2014-09-01 10:59

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HAve a nice day everyone :D:D

beetle bailey 2014-09-03 17:02

Yawn .... snore.... yawn. Ho hum. Looks around>nothing happening>goes home. :(

Forum King 2014-09-03 17:07

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;197746]Yawn .... snore.... yawn. Ho hum. Looks around>nothing happening>goes home. :([/QUOTE][IMG]http://doowansnewsandevents.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/yawning_kitten.jpg[/IMG]
:p

beetle bailey 2014-09-03 20:03

Forum Queen's cat perhaps?

Eurica 2014-09-03 20:22

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[QUOTE=beetle bailey;197787]Forum Queen's cat perhaps?[/QUOTE]

The queen's Kitty can't be bothered to be that active!
I just took this picture as proof. He did muster the energy to go meow meow meeeeooow (translation - get that camera & flash out of my face human. I'm sleeping)

JeanP 2014-09-05 15:13

[QUOTE=Eurica;197795]The queen's Kitty can't be bothered to be that active!
I just took this picture as proof. He did muster the energy to go meow meow meeeeooow (translation - get that camera & flash out of my face human. I'm sleeping)[/QUOTE]

oh dear she/he/it? sounds like a big ball of fun i don't want to be there when its feeding time :p

Eurica 2014-09-08 18:48

[QUOTE=JeanP;198109]oh dear she/he/it? sounds like a big ball of fun i don't want to be there when its feeding time :p[/QUOTE]

I don't scare easily but him at feeding time. My oh my. :eek:

JeanP 2014-09-10 10:09

so for anyone that's interested season 5 will start 1 day after america again on 13 October :D

Citanul 2014-09-10 10:13

[QUOTE=JeanP;198756]so for anyone that's interested season 5 will start 1 day after america again on 13 October :D[/QUOTE]

Just to let everyone else know what show you're talking about - that would be Season 5 of The Walking Dead. :D

JeanP 2014-09-11 09:12

[QUOTE=Citanul;198765]Just to let everyone else know what show you're talking about - that would be Season 5 of The Walking Dead. :D[/QUOTE]

oops sorry didnt realize i forgot the name :o

beetle bailey 2014-09-11 12:42

I packed up on this series round about the end of series 3 I think it was. Got tired of all the killings of zombies and just sort of lost interest in it.

It's a pity in some way that some series, like Revenge for example, go on and on and on. Was most enjoyable in the beginning but, although still watchable, I'm beginning to wonder if there'll ever be "revenge".

Suppose there are some series that lend themselves to a number of seasons, Castle, Bones, Suits and the numerous sitcoms while others like Revenge should be confined to one or at the most two series.

But that's just my thinking.

Oops. Just realised that perhaps this shouldn't have been posted here as it's more a MC programming thing. Oh well, what's done is done. Besides the lounge has once again become very quiet.

Optimist 2014-09-11 13:58

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;199026]Oops. Just realised that perhaps this shouldn't have been posted here as it's more a MC programming thing. Oh well, what's done is done. Besides the lounge has once again become very quiet.[/QUOTE]

It's been done a few times and isn't worrying the Mods so why not if no-one wants to discuss anything else.
I only think it would become a problem if we moaned about anything MC does in here, or got too deeply into the technical aspects of MC for which there's adequate sections.

Citanul 2014-09-11 14:37

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;199026]Suppose there are some series that lend themselves to a number of seasons, Castle, Bones, Suits and the numerous sitcoms while others like Revenge should be confined to one or at the most two series.[/quote]

Prison Break was another one that should have been confined to two seasons. Season 1 was all about breaking out of the prison, and Season 2 about the manhunt and the escapees trying to stay free. And there's where it should have stopped, and not have them thrown into another prison to break out of in Season 3.

Forum King 2014-09-15 21:01

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;199026] Oh well, what's done is done. Besides the lounge has once again become very quiet.[/QUOTE]

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bailey you keep on scaring people away with your :mad: emoticons in your posts ; - p .

beetle bailey how is the weather down there ?

I don`t know how but i missed you lot :eek: even though you pick on me.

back to under the rocks I go to learn.

beetle bailey 2014-09-16 20:25

Hey, how can I scare people away from the lounge when every time I go there the place is empty? :D

Weather in Cape Town is warming up and have had a couple of pleasant days but I believe we are going to be having some wet weather soon. :D

Forum, mainly absent, King :D good luck with any future exams you may still have to write.

Hope the smiling smiley's are more to your and others liking.. :D

Forum King 2014-09-16 20:44

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;199842]Hey, how can I scare people away from the lounge when every time I go there the place is empty? : -)

Weather in Cape Town is warming up and have had a couple of pleasant days but I believe we are going to be having some wet weather soon. : - )

Forum, mainly absent, King : - ) good luck with any future exams you may still have to write.

Hope the smiling smiley's are more to your and others liking.. : - )[/QUOTE]

The Smiling smileys are working and getting me to post again :eek:;):p

I think for you to be able to bring Optimist Back you are going to have to use more than 4 smiling smilies.

Questions for the crazy regulars

How has your year been so far ?
What are you going to /where are going to be in December?

beetle bailey 2014-09-17 09:42

[The Smiling smileys are working and getting me to post again.

I think for you to be able to bring Optimist Back you are going to have to use more than 4 smiling smilies.]

Unfortunately we are unable to post more than 4 smileys at any one time. Perhaps, in order to get not only Optimist but others back, we can do something like this? :) x 5

[Questions for the crazy regulars

How has your year been so far ?]

Pathetic. Had to search very hard to find out just where the lounge had moved to. Then I find a lounge and due to the absence of forumites I'm not even sure I'm at the right place. Only thing that makes me think I am is that there's no more booze available. The wine has been out of stock for longer than I can remember so can only assume this happened during the Queen's time in the lounge. This and the knowledge that most of those that visit the lounge drink like fishes. Unless there's another lounge that has the same drinking problems as our one has?;) x 5

Apart from this the year has been good. Nothing special stands out unless the winning of the Explora Decoder counts but just been blessed with good health and my family. Oh, and you lot. Suppose I better include you lot otherwise I get into trouble.:o

[What are you going to /where are going to be in December?]

That's a stupid question to ask any married male member of the lounge. :mad: x 10. We, old married males, know that we have no say in where we'll be going or what we'll be doing in December. It's wherever or whatever the wives want us to be doing. At the moment mine hasn't advised me so I still have no idea. Will admit she's leaving it a bit late though. Suspect we'll be staying at home.

That's me.

Eurica 2014-09-17 09:48

[QUOTE=Forum King;199845]Questions for the crazy regulars

How has your year been so far ?
What are you going to /where are going to be in December?[/QUOTE]

The year has been (string lots of words I'm not allowed to use here together) and it's not improving :'(

Going away for December. Funny. I can't even afford to stay home :eek:

Citanul 2014-09-17 10:25

[QUOTE=Forum King;199845]How has your year been so far ?[/QUOTE]

I was broken into early in the year, which wasn't particularly pleasant, but they didn't take anything irreplaceable so I'm over that.

Other than that I think the year's gone pretty well. Nothing much that stands out, but no other bad experiences either.

[quote]What are you going to /where are going to be in December?[/quote]I'll be working up till Christmas. Being single with no children I don't need to specifically take time off during school holidays, so I usually don't bother taking leave during December.

Forum King 2014-09-18 07:33

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;199901] See original Quote[/QUOTE]
I would be 1000x:D if the crazy escaper of Domes returns.

[QUOTE=Eurica;199906]The year has been (string lots of words I'm not allowed to use here together) and it's not improving :'(

Going away for December. Funny. I can't even afford to stay home :eek:[/QUOTE]
Yes this year had a lot of Ups and downs passing and failing an International Exam. Another 3 to go.

I might also stay at home this year .

[QUOTE=Citanul;199915]I was broken into early in the year, which wasn't particularly pleasant, but they didn't take anything irreplaceable so I'm over that.

Other than that I think the year's gone pretty well. Nothing much that stands out, but no other bad experiences either.

I'll be working up till Christmas. Being single with no children I don't need to specifically take time off during school holidays, so I usually don't bother taking leave during December.[/QUOTE]
Being broken into Is Horrible.
Just say I was at Home when someone attempted to break In.I was in my room and I heard glass breaking in the house so went to investigate and as soon as the guy saw me He ran away.Worst of all the police asked if I perhaps knew the person who tried to break in :eek:.

Citanul 2014-09-18 09:05

[QUOTE=Forum King;200048]Just say I was at Home when someone attempted to break In.I was in my room and I heard glass breaking in the house so went to investigate and as soon as the guy saw me He ran away.[/QUOTE]

At least he ran away and didn't try anything. The one good thing about my break-in was that no one was at home when it happened. In the bigger scheme of things possessions don't really matter and losing them is far preferable to what could have happened if they'd tried to break in when someone was there (although maybe they only tried because there wasn't anyone around).

Optimist 2014-09-18 10:50

[QUOTE=Forum King;200048]I would be 1000x:D if the crazy escaper of Domes returns.[/QUOTE]

Nope... :p x 237

I've become a professional gambler again which now takes up all my time, it's about 500 x less stressful than this Forum :eek:
and so far I'm winning :D

JeanP 2014-09-19 11:29

this might sound like a stupid question but (who when and how many times do they change those words under your name)??

GetDownAdam 2014-09-21 18:43

Is anyone talking about the Altech Node? What are the chances that the explora will be upgraded with similar functionality soon? If the capability isn't there, that's extremely sad.

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beetle bailey 2014-09-22 17:27

[QUOTE=GetDownAdam;200462]Is anyone talking about the Altech Node? What are the chances that the explora will be upgraded with similar functionality soon? If the capability isn't there, that's extremely sad.

Sent from my GT-N8000 using Tapatalk[/QUOTE]

Earlier, in some post or other, there was talk of some new features coming to the Explora. Nobody was saying anything then other than "watch this space". So let's see what is coming and when.

MC Marietjie 2014-09-22 17:29

Just a little caution here - the Lounge thread is not meant for discussions about our products or services. Happy for you folks to talk about it but please don't do so on the Lounge. We don't always monitor the lounge. Also the agreement was that you won't use this space to talk about our stuff - it is just for your general discussions.

GetDownAdam 2014-09-22 18:09

[QUOTE=MC Marietjie;200607]Just a little caution here - the Lounge thread is not meant for discussions about our products or services. Happy for you folks to talk about it but please don't do so on the Lounge. We don't always monitor the lounge. Also the agreement was that you won't use this space to talk about our stuff - it is just for your general discussions.[/QUOTE]

[emoji51]...........[emoji55] My bad.

MC Marietjie 2014-09-22 18:10

Shall have to contemplate an appropriate fine! Haha! Only kidding! Just don't do it again! [emoji13]

GetDownAdam 2014-09-22 18:13

I have already punished myself by watching 435 for 5 minutes. It seems that is appropriate punishment. Some weird stuff happening on that channel.

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beetle bailey 2014-09-22 21:26

Apologies from my side as well.

So what should we talk about? We've discussed the weather on numerous occasions so that's a no no. Forum King pops in every now and again, passes some comment and then disappears for a couple of days/weeks. Forum Queen is all atwitter and hardly visits anymore. Optimist is out making his fortune at Sun City or some such place. MOM, as can be seen by her comments, is upset because of her poor showing in the Superbru competition and is taking out her "grumpiness" on the rest of us. Rest of the folks all seem to have something else keeping them busy.

:confused::confused::confused:

Eurica 2014-09-23 18:45

Not sure if this will go though (being a link and all) but I found that quiz almost too easy :eek::eek::D
[url]http://t.co/lIyRECvoIC[/url]
Ja old I am

beetle bailey 2014-09-23 20:18

[QUOTE=Eurica;200789]Not sure if this will go though (being a link and all) but I found that quiz almost too easy :eek::eek::D
[url]http://t.co/lIyRECvoIC[/url]
Ja old I am[/QUOTE]

Me too. Scored 14 out of the 15. Or does it just mean that I'm extremely clever?

Eurica 2014-09-23 20:20

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;200812] Or does it just mean that I'm extremely clever?[/QUOTE]

Ja. I also go for clever... :cool:

MC Marietjie 2014-09-25 15:38

I think this settles once and for all who the Forum queen is...

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Eurica 2014-09-25 15:43

Someone stole my crown!! :eek:

beetle bailey 2014-09-25 17:30

This is what happens when you stay away from your "kingdom" for too long. Think if Forum King sees this he'll start getting worried. All we need now is for Optimist to claim the throne as his own.

Forum King 2014-09-25 17:49

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;201064]This is what happens when you stay away from your "kingdom" for too long. Think if Forum King sees this he'll start getting worried. All we need now is for Optimist to claim the throne as his own.[/QUOTE]

:p No I have agreements in place :cool: with the Honorable Judge Optimist.

I will always be the Forum King maybe I should call myself the Forum Emperor :rolleyes:.

President Beetle you should know this ,I have connections everywhere.
Your Every move is being watched and by simple sms I can make you swim with the fishes :cool: if you cause trouble.

Who should be the True Forum Queen
[url]http://strawpoll.me/2642766[/url]

Eurica 2014-09-25 17:52

We always secretly knew that MoM is the queen.... :p
She is Daenerys I'm just Cersei

Eurica 2014-09-25 17:55

[QUOTE=Forum King;201066]
Who should be the True Forum Queen
[url]http://strawpoll.me/2642766[/url][/QUOTE]

Me weird? No I don't think so *stop it voices! Mamma is trying to type over here!* Wait what where we taking about? :eek:

Forum King 2014-09-25 18:02

[QUOTE=Eurica;201072]Me weird? No I don't think so *stop it voices! Mamma is trying to type over here!* Wait what where we taking about? :eek:[/QUOTE]

I think I am crazy too :eek: could not tell the difference between cheese and butter :o Oh the shame :(.

Eurica 2014-09-25 18:18

[QUOTE=Forum King;201076]I think I am crazy too :eek: could not tell the difference between cheese and butter :o Oh the shame :(.[/QUOTE]

Urm the one is a light yellow and the other one is a light yellow. One just more firm. Except if you keep the butter in the fridge. Ok I see your problem. :confused:

JeanP 2014-09-26 11:04

[QUOTE=MC Marietjie;201038]I think this settles once and for all who the Forum queen is...

[IMG]http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/25/82163d390a29e4c6793c32d994df887d.jpg[/IMG][/QUOTE]

nice one :D

beetle bailey 2014-09-26 11:14

Strange how some people want to hold onto their titles.:rolleyes:

As soon as someone comes to the lounge and threatens their positions of King and Queen we get the Forum King and Eurica posting. Notice there's no mention from either of them of their not having time to post unlike when their positions weren't being threatened.

Hopefully, this will be the start of their visiting the lounge more often and leading their subjects as they should be doing. As the King and Queen, for now anyway, I, one of their loyal subjects :rolleyes: look to them for guidance and direction in the ways of how we should be behaving in the lounge.

I am taking the fifth amendment when it comes to voting on the poll for who should be the Queen. Either of the two will be acceptable to me. Provided they submit regular posts. My one concern regarding MoM is that she could become a bit of a tyrant and a dictator should she acquire any more power than that she already has. Just look at how she bosses some of the forumites around. Then again maybe Forum King can do with having somebody taking him to task every now and again. Besides I'm fairly certain MoM is a bit more intelligent than Forum King, and possibly Eurica, as I would like to think that she KNOWS the difference between butter and cheese. When she's sober that is.

I'll have to think very carefully before voting.

Sandtonman 2014-09-27 08:08

Good ISS Viewing Tonight
 
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[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Calibri]Hope you can take a tiny amount of your time to relax and to marvel at man’s greatest co-operative engineering endeavour, ever achieved![/FONT][/COLOR]
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[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Calibri]Should be a good ISS viewing tonight at 18:43 Coming from the South West and lasting a full 6-Minutes. SkyMap attached/[/FONT][/COLOR]
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[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Calibri]Those of you who are not in Gauteng will have a slightly different timing and SkyMap. You can plot it from here....... [/FONT][/COLOR]
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[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Calibri][URL]http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/realdata/sightings/SSapplications/Post/JavaSSOP/JavaSSOP.html[/URL][/FONT][/COLOR]
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[FONT=Calibri][COLOR=#000000]Cheers, K.[/COLOR][/FONT]
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beetle bailey 2014-09-27 10:05

Don't think we here in Cape Town will have much chance of viewing any stars tonight. Pretty overcast at the moment with only the occasional bit of sunshine coming through.

Sandtonman, when you planning on watching this? Isn't there an important game of football on at the same time?

Sandtonman 2014-09-27 12:50

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;201230].....Sandtonman, when you planning on watching this? Isn't there an important game of football on at the same time?.........[/QUOTE]

.......Am only too well aware of the match, BB :)

Fortunately my balcony has 180 degree view of the Western Sky and is just off the lounge; so can see the International Space Station and keep my ear on the match. Can always pause and spin back if I miss any significant action. Cheers, K.

Citanul 2014-09-27 13:02

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;201230]Don't think we here in Cape Town will have much chance of viewing any stars tonight. Pretty overcast at the moment with only the occasional bit of sunshine coming through.[/QUOTE]

It seems to have cleared up now, although whether that will last is another matter.

Eurica 2014-09-27 14:52

Yes I know I'm not here as often as I use to be. Lot's of personal stuff going on and I got Supernatural on pc at work to watch so my brain is a bit busy :) and the function I use to fill here has been made redundant by the better communication on shows form the channels side. I still come here often to read but just can muster the energy to post most of the time. Oh and I have 3 Farmville farms I have to tend to. Busy busy.... :o

Optimist 2014-10-01 08:50

Before I forget... happy birthday for next Friday to President Beetle, and the same to Adam-who-won't-get-down for the next day. :cool:

beetle bailey 2014-10-01 11:54

[QUOTE=Optimist;201598]Before I forget... happy birthday for next Friday to President Beetle, and the same to Adam-who-won't-get-down for the next day. :cool:[/QUOTE]

:eek: Thanks for the birthday wishes Optimist. Much appreciated and very unexpected. Now I'm feeling guilty because I don't know when anyone else's birthday is.:o Seem to remember there being some talk of birthdays awhile ago but cannot remember just when or where it was that we spoke about such things. :confused:

May need to do some heavy research. When I have a bit more time.

GetDownAdam 2014-10-01 22:10

[QUOTE=Optimist;201598]Before I forget... happy birthday for next Friday to President Beetle, and the same to Adam-who-won't-get-down for the next day. :cool:[/QUOTE]

Thank you kindly! [emoji482][emoji481] In spite of me having to cycle the Amashova the next day in Durbs, I do plan on getting down that Saturday night. It'll be the last year of my twenties! Going to have to live it up a little [emoji12]

beetle bailey 2014-10-02 17:04

[QUOTE=GetDownAdam;201648]Thank you kindly! [emoji482][emoji481] In spite of me having to cycle the Amashova the next day in Durbs, I do plan on getting down that Saturday night. It'll be the last year of my twenties! Going to have to live it up a little [emoji12][/QUOTE]

Yes you really ARE getting old so I'll suggest you do like you say you planning to do and "LIVE IT UP". Just don't drink AND drive. But here's wishing you a very happy birthday and may you have a great day. No, make that year. All the best.

GetDownAdam 2014-10-02 21:00

Thanks very much. I do the drinking after the driving usually, so I'm safe. And a happy birthday to you! Have a great one.

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JeanP 2014-10-03 08:30

[QUOTE=Eurica;201260] I have 3 Farmville farms I have to tend to. Busy busy.... :o[/QUOTE]

why on earth do you have 3?
incase you kill one?

Eurica 2014-10-03 08:40

[QUOTE=JeanP;201838]why on earth do you have 3?
incase you kill one?[/QUOTE]

I have one on my name, one on my sisters and one on the childs. I do this so that I can sent myself stuff and don't have to bother people that does not play game.

Optimist 2014-10-03 09:05

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;201610]:eek: Thanks for the birthday wishes Optimist. Much appreciated and very unexpected. Now I'm feeling guilty because I don't know when anyone else's birthday is.:o Seem to remember there being some talk of birthdays awhile ago but cannot remember just when or where it was that we spoke about such things. :confused:

May need to do some heavy research. When I have a bit more time.[/QUOTE]

Standby to eat humble pie :D .......... [URL="http://forum.dstv.com/showthread.php?t=22233"]Silly error re Yul Brynner on 140[/URL]

beetle bailey 2014-10-03 09:53

[QUOTE=Optimist;201845]Standby to eat humble pie :D .......... [URL="http://forum.dstv.com/showthread.php?t=22233"]Silly error re Yul Brynner on 140[/URL][/QUOTE]

Ah yes. That's where the dates were mentioned.

So in case I forget to do so on the day, (I'll try to remember), very HAPPY BIRTHDAYS to the following people.

Optimist and Getdownadam on the 11th October
Chris and Justin on the 19th October.

Have a great day and may you be spoiled rotten. :D

Thanks Optimist for advising me of the thread where we discussed our birthdays. AND NO, I'M NOT GIVING YOU ANY PRESENT!! Although if Liverpool are playing Arsenal there might be a present there for you.:D

JeanP 2014-10-03 11:59

[QUOTE=Eurica;201844]I have one on my name, one on my sisters and one on the childs. I do this so that I can sent myself stuff and don't have to bother people that does not play game.[/QUOTE]

oh ok this makes sense

Eurica 2014-10-09 21:18

Not sure if I've mentioned this before but I have a horrible fear of spiders. Ja even daddy long legs freak me out so tonight minding my own business mr eight legs the size of something not good comes towards me on the ceiling.
Now as all know, I live alone. There is no way I'm talking my eye of that thing (looking at it is not a good thing but not knowing where it is, is worse) to look for help from neighbours.
Long story short I caught it all calm. BUT that moment it was trapped, I kinda went into shock. Crying shivering.
Not sure how but I got in my car. Drove to the local for a shot of brandewyn. (No booze at home. I know stupid) Poor people thought someone died. Ja me. I died.
Still too afraid to go home. If I had money it would be hotel, fumigation. One more night in hotel. More fumigation. Then maybe go home. Not being rich I guess sleep in car.

Eurica 2014-10-09 22:37

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Pic from lady that lives like 6 blocks from me. (I had no time to take pictures)
Yes I had to fight that.

JeanP 2014-10-10 00:01

[QUOTE=Eurica;202666]Pic from lady that lives like 6 blocks from me. (I had no time to take pictures)
Yes I had to fight that.[/QUOTE]

strange i had one of those in my bathroom the other day:eek: huge thing no idea where it came from

PS didn't go into the bathroom that day ;)

Optimist 2014-10-10 07:46

As usual Jo'burg does it better - every few weeks we used to find what I think they call baboon spiders in our lounge at our old house. Only found one here in the last 10+ years.
I'm not kidding when I say they're larger than my open hand, and have very hairy legs :D:cool:

Quite easy to catch, keep & use an empty ice-cream container. We would walk up to the local park and let them go there, still wonder if they ever bit any of the people who sleep there :eek:

Crusher 2014-10-10 09:45

[QUOTE=Eurica;202666]Pic from lady that lives like 6 blocks from me. (I had no time to take pictures)
Yes I had to fight that.[/QUOTE]
That looks like a harmless Rain Spider.

Geoff D 2014-10-10 11:38

[QUOTE=Eurica;202666]Pic from lady that lives like 6 blocks from me. (I had no time to take pictures)
Yes I had to fight that.[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=JeanP;202669]strange i had one of those in my bathroom the other day:eek: huge thing no idea where it came from

PS didn't go into the bathroom that day ;)[/QUOTE]

Yup a rain spider, generally considered harmless but if they do bite you it does cause quite a problem for a while.

The bad news is they seem to always come in two's so look for the mate.

@Eurica,

That TV distribution you have there, I hope that is on the RF side of the decoder? Even so, a bit dodgy especially if you are using TVLINKs at the ends of the RF feeds.

Eurica 2014-10-10 12:25

[QUOTE=Optimist;202688]....they're larger than my open hand, and have very hairy legs :D:cool:

Quite easy to catch, keep & use an empty ice-cream container.[/QUOTE]

First :eek: that thing would be the death of me! Second how do you get close enough to put a ice cream container over it??

[QUOTE=Crusher;202711]That looks like a harmless Rain Spider.[/QUOTE]

Harmless my alie. That thing had me in a total state of shock. Still feeling a bit skittish.

[QUOTE=Geoff D;202749] The bad news is they seem to always come in two's so look for the mate.

That TV distribution you have there, I hope that is on the RF side of the decoder? Even so, a bit dodgy especially if you are using TVLINKs at the ends of the RF feeds.[/QUOTE]

Well thanks for that Geoff. I might never sleep again.
That photo was taken by someone I know in the neibourhoord. I was in no state to take pictures. So not my connection. I have one tv and one decoder so I don't have any such things :)

beetle bailey 2014-10-10 12:44

Wife has a good motto for this sort of thing. Spiders belong outside and if they come inside then they get the treatment. DOOM spray, fly swatter or sole of a shoe. Whatever is easier to send spider to "happy farm in the sky". As long as they stay outside they are safe. Enter our territory and it's fair game. Whether they are harmless or not. I don't know the difference.

Eurica, don't forget to stock up on ..... water;) on your way home from work today. Hope you are feeling a bit better today after your ordeal of yesterday. Spiderwoman?

Optimist 2014-10-10 12:48

[QUOTE=Eurica;202764]First :eek: that thing would be the death of me! Second how do you get close enough to put a ice cream container over it??[/QUOTE]

It's all in the mind... just take good care to make sure you have a good capture plan.

I know easier said than done. some experts recommend that you slowly get closer to a real but harmless spider for therapy, eventually stroking it ;):p

(In my usual choice to be honest above all, must admit that them big ones have had my heart racing at times... :o)

Forum King 2014-10-10 12:55

[QUOTE=Eurica;202764]First :eek: that thing would be the death of me! Second how do you get close enough to put a ice cream container over it??



Harmless my alie. That thing had me in a total state of shock. Still feeling a bit skittish.



Well thanks for that Geoff. I might never sleep again.
That photo was taken by someone I know in the neibourhoord. I was in no state to take pictures. So not my connection. I have one tv and one decoder so I don't have any such things [/QUOTE]

I can imagine your reaction :eek: , I am more afraid of snakes ,scorpions :(.
[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/9UICmN4.gif[/IMG]

Eurica 2014-10-10 13:10

[QUOTE=Optimist;202772]... some experts recommend that you slowly get closer to a real but harmless spider for therapy, eventually stroking it[/QUOTE]

Nope never going to happen. Who ever said 'face your fears' is crazy and should be shot :p

[QUOTE=Forum King;202773]I can imagine your reaction[/QUOTE]

The girl in the gif is very calm.... :)

JeanP 2014-10-10 13:57

thanks for the info guys much appreciated

Eurica 2014-10-10 14:00

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;202770]Wife has a good motto for this sort of thing. Spiders belong outside and if they come inside then they get the treatment. DOOM spray, fly swatter or sole of a shoe. Whatever is easier to send spider to "happy farm in the sky". As long as they stay outside they are safe. Enter our territory and it's fair game. Whether they are harmless or not. I don't know the difference.

Eurica, don't forget to stock up on ..... water;) on your way home from work today. Hope you are feeling a bit better today after your ordeal of yesterday. Spiderwoman?[/QUOTE]

I have to same motto. Leave me alone and then I'll leave you alone :)

PS luckily the water came back just after four yesterday.

JeanP 2014-10-10 14:07

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Forum King 2014-10-16 10:20

Back to the Books I go see you all next year.

I didn`t pass my International 70-410 got 681/1000 need 700 to pass:(.
I think I know what I did wrong started Doubting my gut where my gut feeling/instinct would have been right.

For the next few days I will be hitting myself for being silly and doubting myself.

For one section I did get 100%.

Citanul 2014-10-16 10:25

[QUOTE=Forum King;203623]I didn`t pass my International 70-410 got 681/1000 need 700 to pass:(.[/quote]

That sucks. If you were way short of the mark it's one thing, but to get so close is frustrating.

At least you think you know where you went wrong, so all the best for next time.

GetDownAdam 2014-10-16 11:02

I have no idea what that exam is but I wouldn't worry too much. My philosophy is that if someone has never failed a few times then they're probably not pushing their limits. I would never employ someone who has breezed through life with no setbacks, and I wouldnt be comfortable if I was one of those people who did everything "perfectly" the first time. Those 19 points may be annoying now but when you look back you'll find that missing them now will probably make you better at what you do in the future.

That's my motivational speech for the day. Now I have to stop procrastinating and get back to studying for my 19 points.

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beetle bailey 2014-10-16 11:39

Sorry to hear that you failed that exam by the narrowest of margins but good luck for the future exams. Now get away from here and go hit them books!! Studying is what I mean. All the best.

Eurica 2014-10-16 18:43

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As you might have seen online we had a little sandstorm in Bloem today. Thanks to the spider thread all my windows at home was closed or it might have looked like the kalahari in here. And yes this is what we get instead of rain :(

Eurica 2014-10-16 19:23

There is some pretty amazing pictures popping up on Twitter of this sandstorm thing. :eek:

Eurica 2014-10-16 19:26

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beetle bailey 2014-10-17 09:24

When I was first told that there was a sandstorm in the Bloemfontein area I must admit that I never realised it was as huge as it was. Must have been quite frightening seeing that wall of sand coming your way.

Eurica, did it leave any spiders? ;)

Eurica 2014-10-17 09:32

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;203824]When I was first told that there was a sandstorm in the Bloemfontein area I must admit that I never realised it was as huge as it was. Must have been quite frightening seeing that wall of sand coming your way.

Eurica, did it leave any spiders? ;)[/QUOTE]

I didn't see it coming. My office has only one window and it is very high up so I was taken by surprise when I went out for a break. It was dark and the winds were terrible. The sand actually hurt when it hit you. Wind still blowing like crazy today but no sand just very chilly.

Spidernado did not drop any eight legged horrors. Thank the stars! :D

Citanul 2014-10-17 09:33

Here's a quiz to test how well you know Africa.

[URL]http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/world/do-you-know-africa/[/URL]

I got 73%, and most of the time I got a country wrong I had clicked on one next to the right one, so I was at least in the right area of the continent.

beetle bailey 2014-10-17 11:11

Refuse to give my results. Also managed to click on countries next to the right one but most times got them wrong. Let's just say I failed. DISMALLY.

A small bit of news on the Sci Fi front. Feeling left out and maybe lacking in some sort of education in this regard, although geography may need more attention based on the quiz, I was at the local library today and took out two Ray Bradbury books. One I've read before but a long time ago, The Illustrated Man and the other being Now and Forever. I'm not a quick reader and am busy on another book at this moment so don't expect any quick answers regarding whether I've now become a Sci Fi fan.

Geoff D 2014-10-17 11:34

[QUOTE=Citanul;203830]Here's a quiz to test how well you know Africa.

[URL]http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/world/do-you-know-africa/[/URL]

I got 73%, and most of the time I got a country wrong I had clicked on one next to the right one, so I was at least in the right area of the continent.[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;203850]Refuse to give my results. Also managed to click on countries next to the right one but most times got them wrong. Let's just say I failed. DISMALLY.

A small bit of news on the Sci Fi front. Feeling left out and maybe lacking in some sort of education in this regard, although geography may need more attention based on the quiz, I was at the local library today and took out two Ray Bradbury books. One I've read before but a long time ago, The Illustrated Man and the other being Now and Forever. I'm not a quick reader and am busy on another book at this moment so don't expect any quick answers regarding whether I've now become a Sci Fi fan.[/QUOTE]

I know Africa, I have worked in every single country except Libya and Somalia.

The website IS a dismal FAIL!. It invariably picked a country next to the one you select so, those that got bad scores, it is not your lack of knowledge but a badly written web page.

beetle bailey 2014-10-17 12:42

[QUOTE=Geoff D;203854]I know Africa, I have worked in every single country except Libya and Somalia.

The website IS a dismal FAIL!. It invariably picked a country next to the one you select so, those that got bad scores, it is not your lack of knowledge but a badly written web page.[/QUOTE]

I DID get South Africa right. :D

Geoff D 2014-10-17 12:50

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;203878]I DID get South Africa right. :D[/QUOTE]


he he! That is because there are no countries to the left or right of RSA, except in the far North.

I tested the website response by deliberately clicking on the part of RSA where Botswana or Mozambique was on the sides and then it would register a click on RSA as either Botswana or Mozambique.

Optimist 2014-10-17 18:06

[URL="http://www.fin24.com/Economy/E-tolls-collection-firm-cuts-jobs-20141017"]E-tolls collection firm cuts jobs[/URL]

:cool::cool::cool::cool:

JeanP 2014-10-22 10:53

lol i know the lounge has been quiet recently but does it really have to be renamed Haunted house??

JeanP 2014-10-22 10:56

so what did anybody think of AHS's creepy looking clown? sticking with the Haunted theme here?:D

Eurica 2014-10-22 10:59

Haunted House ☺ Maybe it's a Halloween thing....

chrisvdh 2014-10-22 11:26

[QUOTE=JeanP;204408]so what did anybody think of AHS's creepy looking clown? sticking with the Haunted theme here?:D[/QUOTE]

Definately not something to laugh about. A distubing episode to be sure.

Forum King 2014-10-22 11:44

[QUOTE=JeanP;204408]so what did anybody think of AHS's creepy looking clown? sticking with the Haunted theme here?:D[/QUOTE]

Here is the picture of clown had to google it as I have not had time to watch tv in a while.
[spoiler][IMG]http://www.eonline.com/eol_images/Entire_Site/2014915/rs_500x281-141015141009-tumblr_nd90mgBYer1so0s3vo2_500.gif[/IMG][/spoiler]

That will scare me but I think I will be scared if I see weeping angels form Doctor Who

JeanP 2014-10-22 12:31

yes must admit its a horrible looking clown don't want to meet him in a dark room

beetle bailey 2014-10-22 13:46

Who changed the thread from "The Lounge" to "The Lounge in the Haunted House"? Whoever did this kindly change it back to how it should be. :mad:

We are having enough trouble getting people to post here and having "the haunted house" added to the title could very well frighten any potential "loungers" away.

Optimist 2014-10-22 14:07

I disagree BB, think the new name makes for a refreshing change and as Forumites are into TV dramas "Haunted House" seems appropriate.

Now to work out whodunit :confused:

Geoff D 2014-10-22 15:21

The same person that has the rights to set up the only POLL we have seen on the forum in years .......

beetle bailey 2014-10-22 16:38

[QUOTE=Optimist;204466]I disagree BB, think the new name makes for a refreshing change and as Forumites are into TV dramas "Haunted House" seems appropriate.

Now to work out whodunit :confused:[/QUOTE]

............. :mad::mad::D

But wait!! Aren't tv shows like "Haunted House" and other tv dramas meant to be covered elsewhere on the forum?

Forum King 2014-10-22 17:32

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;204478]............. :D

But wait!! Aren't tv shows like "Haunted House" and other tv dramas meant to be covered elsewhere on the forum?[/QUOTE]

This is my best guest

[IMG]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/413e1RRZ94L.jpg[/IMG]

If you keep on using angry emoticons ,I am going to have you admitted to the asylum next to the haunted House were the "lounge" is temporary located for now :p

This haunted house did come with a butler so if you need anything just ask him.

Optimist 2014-10-22 18:08

[QUOTE=Geoff D;204472]The same person that has the rights to set up the only POLL we have seen on the forum in years .......[/QUOTE]

Well... with some Mods away and what we know of others' personalities, I guess it's either the someone we haven't physically seen on the forum for years or else the someone who only pops up occasionally... ;)

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;204478]............. [SIZE=1][B][COLOR=red]MODERATED MODERATED[/COLOR] [/B][/SIZE]:D

But wait!! Aren't tv shows like "Haunted House" and other tv dramas meant to be covered elsewhere on the forum?[/QUOTE]

Tech - yes, Content - doesn't matter :p

@Eurica - hope you're aware that haunted houses have......... [B][I]spiders!![/I][/B] :eek:

@Frosty - do you also supply concierge services?

Eurica 2014-10-22 18:22

Don't worry Optimist. First thing I did when The Lounge went Haunted House was to call the fumigators. This place is spider free. :p

Optimist 2014-10-22 19:55

Won't work with ghost spiders ;)

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beetle bailey 2014-10-23 18:01

Optimist, looks like we won't be seeing Eurica in the Lounge for quite a while. Maybe someone should offer her a drink? Will her fear of spiders be conquered by an offer of a free drink I wonder? :):):)

Please note: No angry smileys. :D

Eurica 2014-10-23 18:10

Oh I'm here. Hiding in the bathroom with a bottle of Saint Anna....

GetDownAdam 2014-10-23 20:06

I'm back. I heard the free drinks bell.

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Eurica 2014-10-23 20:13

Free drinks? Where? What? When? Who? Did BB raid a winery? *comes out of bathroom with empty bottel* Queen demands more wine!

GetDownAdam 2014-10-23 20:33

Hic. My mistake. Hic. The freebies were outside.

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Eurica 2014-10-23 20:38

Thought so since I drank everything inside No wait it was them ghost spiders! I'm innocent. ☺

beetle bailey 2014-10-24 10:31

Yep. Realised you lot would possibly enjoy some of the Cape's finest wines so donated some to the Lounge. However, because of Eurica's, is she still the Forum Queen?, fear of spiders I had someone set up a table outside the Haunted House. Thought that if Eurica had enough to drink beforehand she might have the courage to actually go take on those ghost spiders and overcome her fear. Or get chewed up while trying?:rolleyes:

Forum King 2014-10-24 10:45

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;204753]Yep. Realised you lot would possibly enjoy some of the Cape's finest wines so donated some to the Lounge. However, because of Eurica's, is she still the Forum Queen?, fear of spiders I had someone set up a table outside the Haunted House. Thought that if Eurica had enough to drink beforehand she might have the courage to actually go take on those ghost spiders and overcome her fear. Or get chewed up while trying?:rolleyes:[/QUOTE]

I have set up cameras to record the New Reality show "Eurica VS The Ghost Spiders." :cool:

It will be In HD.

:p

JeanP 2014-10-24 11:21

[QUOTE=Forum King;204760]I have set up cameras to record the New Reality show "Eurica VS The Ghost Spiders." :cool:

It will be In HD.

:p[/QUOTE]

now thats a show i will gladly watch:D

beetle bailey 2014-10-24 17:18

Will it be available on Catch Up?

Eurica 2014-10-24 22:41

:'( why do all of you hate me?

Optimist 2014-10-25 08:13

It's not that, it's that we love spiders :D

Eurica 2014-10-25 15:26

[QUOTE=Optimist;204859]It's not that, it's that we love spiders :D[/QUOTE]

More than my sanity? (the little I have left) :confused:

Optimist 2014-10-25 17:08

[QUOTE=Eurica;204888]More than my sanity? (the little I have left) :confused:[/QUOTE]

Yep :p:o [COLOR=white].....[/COLOR]

Eurica 2014-10-25 17:35

[QUOTE=Optimist;204899]Yep :p:o [COLOR=white].....[/COLOR][/QUOTE]

WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU??? Oh wait you hang out in the lounge so MUCH is the answer.:eek::eek:
Go watch my movie. I demand it....

Optimist 2014-10-25 17:39

[QUOTE=Eurica;204906]WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU??? Oh wait you hang out in the lounge so MUCH is the answer.:eek::eek:[/QUOTE]

:( I'm just a common borderline online psychopath :confused:

[QUOTE=Eurica;204906]Go watch my movie. I demand it....[/QUOTE]

Errr... don't have an Explora... *phew*

Eurica 2014-10-25 17:42

[QUOTE=Optimist;204907]:( I'm just a common borderline online psychopath :confused:



Errr... don't have an Explora... *phew*[/QUOTE]

poor excuse, malkoppie.

Optimist 2014-10-25 19:06

So, how's your marriage doing?? :D

Eurica 2014-10-25 19:13

Good grief you are really loosing it now. Sure I've told you this but anywho... Husband committed suicide a few years ago. So generally speaking not so good 😃 😨

Optimist 2014-10-25 19:18

(Sorry, didn't mean to bring up that.)

I meant to the King... ;)

Eurica 2014-10-25 19:21

No problem. ☺ The King got married? And not to me? Oh well my Queen status has been in question for a while now...

Optimist 2014-10-25 19:23

:rolleyes: Let me spell it out for you:
You-married-the-king-and-it-looked-disasterous

Sheesh, watya smokin'?? :eek:

Eurica 2014-10-25 19:26

Stupid pills. Sorry I'm a bit distracted. Usually I get fun jokes things...

Optimist 2014-10-27 10:56

Some of you will have seen this new credit card payment option called PayPass with Mastercard and I think PayWave with Visa. It allows payments of amounts under R200 to simply be made by just tapping your card near the sensor.

One of the places supposed to be offering the service is the older nationwide tollgates, but we haven't seen it in any of the stores, even the large ones such as P & P, Checkers, Food Lovers' Market etc.

Any of you seen it working anywhere?

And what about fraud, sounds convenient but is it really fool-proof?
What if someone taps you on the pocket or handbag with a portable device.
Bad enough we don't need signatures anymore in most places and how long before the max amount is increased...

Not that we have a choice, it's built into the latest card chips (so far we've seen it on Standard Bank BlueBean division and the latest Nedbank American Express cards).

beetle bailey 2014-10-27 16:02

Seems like I've been away too long. Forum King got married? Is married? Isn't married? Poor girl/lady whoever she is. Forum King kindly let us know what the situation is? Last I heard you were apparently studying for exams.

Optimist, I watched the Queen's movie entitled, "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World" last night. Trying to get back into her good books after all the spider stories. ;) Thought it was a pleasant movie without being outstanding. I've certainly seen a lot worse. This one at least had a storyline and didn't rely on explosions and special effects to carry the story. Can understand why Queeny liked it so much but it didn't have quite the same impact with me.

Anyone here seen the movie Harold and Maude? Eurica, I've watched a movie you recommended now here's one I'm recommending to you. It's a 'black', non racial, comedy from the mid to late sixties. Give it a try. Anyone else that's seen this movie care to comment on it? Is what is today, when referring to older movies, called a classic.

Optimist 2014-10-27 16:08

BB, I'll keep out of this one... watch out for flying rolling pins ;)

beetle bailey 2014-10-27 16:30

[QUOTE=Optimist;205126]BB, I'll keep out of this one... watch out for flying rolling pins ;)[/QUOTE]

It's not the rolling pins I worry about. It's the "ladies" on their flying brooms that are of more concern to me. Not all that far from the middle of nowhere to Cape Town. Easy flying distance. :)

Citanul 2014-10-28 10:50

I had an odd experience in traffic this morning.

I heard sirens behind me and did the proper thing by pulling over to the side. But it looked to me as though the vehicle that drove past me was just a normal minibus taxi - I didn't see any markings (although I didn't get a good look) and it had a standard Cape Town number plate.

So are taxi drivers now fitting their taxis with sirens and flashing lights? That's got to be illegal (not that it's going to stop taxis from doing it).

Eurica 2014-10-28 17:17

BB I would love to watch the movie. Please let me know if you come across it on any channel. :)

Sorry can't play. No airtime. :(

JeanP 2014-10-28 18:59

@BB now that you have had some time to play around with EXplora what you think about it?

JeanP 2014-10-28 18:59

[QUOTE=Eurica;205240]BB I would love to watch the movie. Please let me know if you come across it on any channel. :)

Sorry can't play. No airtime. :([/QUOTE]

mm @queen you can always just to a movie search for it :p

Eurica 2014-10-28 19:34

Wanted to answer with just No but I can.

beetle bailey 2014-10-28 20:16

[QUOTE=JeanP;205241]@BB now that you have had some time to play around with EXplora what you think about it?[/QUOTE]

Difficult one to answer to be honest. I previously had the Pace 4P decoder so was able to record two channels at the same time. Then I also have the 2U in Extraview which meant I could record an additional channel should I have required to do so. My recording schedule would then have been just about able to cover any show, film, sport item that I wanted to watch. If not live then recorded.

The advantage of having shows on Catch Up is the absence of any adverts. A HUGE advantage in my view. However, having to navigate through the numerous Catch Up titles that I DON'T watch on the Explora is a pain.

Having a number of movies, and to a lesser degree, sports items available on Catch Up is a bonus although if I wanted to watch any of these movies I'd either have watched them when they first screened or would have recorded them for later viewing.

The other items such as scheduled recordings, personal settings etc etc are all very similar to what is available on the other HD PVR's only in a slightly different format with perhaps one or two additions.

Having won the Explora and only having to pay a minimum amount to have it installed I am very happy that I have one. Whether I'd have been just as happy if I'd gone out and bought an Explora to replace what I had I'm not too sure. Lots of money for what is actually very little extra to what I already had. In my view anyway.

Soon we'll be able to link to the internet using the Explora. Or so I believe. But the problem here, as far as I'm aware, is that any program that is downloaded will be using my internet data. So what's the advantage in downloading it to the Explora over having it on my computer? Apart from maybe being able to watch it on my tv? But even this can be overcome by possibly linking my computer to my tv?

My suggestion would be that should anyone be in need of a new decoder to go out and buy the Explora. Even if it is more expensive than the 2P type decoder. But not too sure I'd recommend changing from the 2P decoder to the Explora if the 2P is working. Unless the user only has one PVR and is struggling to record all their programmes.

Sorry. Simple answer should have been .... yes I'm satisfied with my Explora. :D

beetle bailey 2014-10-28 20:19

[QUOTE=Eurica;205240]BB I would love to watch the movie. Please let me know if you come across it on any channel. :)[/QUOTE]

Hasn't, as far as I know, been on any of our channels to date. This includes MGM and TCM channels.

Maybe your work(?) buddy can help you? Don't let the theme put you off.

Eurica 2014-10-28 20:32

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;205255]Hasn't, as far as I know, been on any of our channels to date. This includes MGM and TCM channels.

Maybe your work(?) buddy can help you? Don't let the theme put you off.[/QUOTE]

I actually met him on twitter (I was moaning about not ever have seen Breaking Bad and he mentioned that he can help..) but I'm dependent on what he has or get in ways we don't mention BUT I'll ask... You did watch so only fair I do the same.

Airtime now critical...

Optimist 2014-10-28 22:34

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;205252]However, having to navigate through the numerous Catch Up titles that I DON'T watch on the Explora is a pain.[/QUOTE]

Maybe MC will consider giving users the option to hide series definitely not wanted.

chrisvdh 2014-10-29 09:30

wow we are never happy....now there too many titles in the CU menu...who would have thought.

beetle bailey 2014-10-29 11:30

[QUOTE=chrisvdh;205307]wow we are never happy....now there too many titles in the CU menu...who would have thought.[/QUOTE]

Didn't say I was unhappy with the number of titles available on Catch Up only that I maybe watch about fifteen of them. This on the series bouquet. There are, when last I looked, approx. 63 titles available for viewing. As can be seen there are a lot of titles to scroll through to find the one you want. These will be different for most people but would still require the subscriber to scroll through a lot of unwanted titles.

I'm very happy having 63 Catch Up titles available and wouldn't mind if there were even more. BUT give me the option of perhaps highlighting in some way those that I want to see without having to scroll through all 63.

chrisvdh 2014-10-29 11:31

figure of speech....tongue in cheek stuff.

JeanP 2014-10-29 12:35

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;205252]Difficult one to answer to be honest. I previously had the Pace 4P decoder so was able to record two channels at the same time. Then I also have the 2U in Extraview which meant I could record an additional channel should I have required to do so. My recording schedule would then have been just about able to cover any show, film, sport item that I wanted to watch. If not live then recorded.

The advantage of having shows on Catch Up is the absence of any adverts. A HUGE advantage in my view. However, having to navigate through the numerous Catch Up titles that I DON'T watch on the Explora is a pain.

Having a number of movies, and to a lesser degree, sports items available on Catch Up is a bonus although if I wanted to watch any of these movies I'd either have watched them when they first screened or would have recorded them for later viewing.

The other items such as scheduled recordings, personal settings etc etc are all very similar to what is available on the other HD PVR's only in a slightly different format with perhaps one or two additions.

Having won the Explora and only having to pay a minimum amount to have it installed I am very happy that I have one. Whether I'd have been just as happy if I'd gone out and bought an Explora to replace what I had I'm not too sure. Lots of money for what is actually very little extra to what I already had. In my view anyway.

Soon we'll be able to link to the internet using the Explora. Or so I believe. But the problem here, as far as I'm aware, is that any program that is downloaded will be using my internet data. So what's the advantage in downloading it to the Explora over having it on my computer? Apart from maybe being able to watch it on my tv? But even this can be overcome by possibly linking my computer to my tv?

My suggestion would be that should anyone be in need of a new decoder to go out and buy the Explora. Even if it is more expensive than the 2P type decoder. But not too sure I'd recommend changing from the 2P decoder to the Explora if the 2P is working. Unless the user only has one PVR and is struggling to record all their programmes.

Sorry. Simple answer should have been .... yes I'm satisfied with my Explora. :D[/QUOTE]

Glad you find it useful :D

I must say having this Decoder has really changed how i watch Programs 80% of the stuff i watch is on CU so more time for me and less ads its amazing

i really like all the CU stuff that's loaded i also watch most of them :D

Geoff D 2014-10-29 15:58

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;205252]Difficult one to answer to be honest. I previously had the Pace 4P decoder so was able to record two channels at the same time. Then I also have the 2U in Extraview which meant I could record an additional channel should I have required to do so. My recording schedule would then have been just about able to cover any show, film, sport item that I wanted to watch. If not live then recorded.

The advantage of having shows on Catch Up is the absence of any adverts. A HUGE advantage in my view. However, having to navigate through the numerous Catch Up titles that I DON'T watch on the Explora is a pain.

Having a number of movies, and to a lesser degree, sports items available on Catch Up is a bonus although if I wanted to watch any of these movies I'd either have watched them when they first screened or would have recorded them for later viewing.

The other items such as scheduled recordings, personal settings etc etc are all very similar to what is available on the other HD PVR's only in a slightly different format with perhaps one or two additions.

Having won the Explora and only having to pay a minimum amount to have it installed I am very happy that I have one. Whether I'd have been just as happy if I'd gone out and bought an Explora to replace what I had I'm not too sure. Lots of money for what is actually very little extra to what I already had. In my view anyway.

Soon we'll be able to link to the internet using the Explora. Or so I believe. But the problem here, as far as I'm aware, is that any program that is downloaded will be using my internet data. So what's the advantage in downloading it to the Explora over having it on my computer? Apart from maybe being able to watch it on my tv? But even this can be overcome by possibly linking my computer to my tv?

My suggestion would be that should anyone be in need of a new decoder to go out and buy the Explora. Even if it is more expensive than the 2P type decoder. But not too sure I'd recommend changing from the 2P decoder to the Explora if the 2P is working. Unless the user only has one PVR and is struggling to record all their programmes.

Sorry. Simple answer should have been .... yes I'm satisfied with my Explora. :D[/QUOTE]

Why did you choose to replace the 4P with the Explora?
And agree, not enough value add to justify a replacement if it cost you money.

I value my view 3 record 3 above all the added space and BO and CU.

beetle bailey 2014-10-29 17:16

[QUOTE=Geoff D;205370]Why did you choose to replace the 4P with the Explora?
And agree, not enough value add to justify a replacement if it cost you money.

I value my view 3 record 3 above all the added space and BO and CU.[/QUOTE]

As I said I won the Explora in a competition. Thought therefore that seeing as how I had it I may as well have it installed. I haven't regretted doing so as it is new technology and supposedly going to have new features coming soon. Something which the 4P doesn't have or won't be getting.

But I did think a fair bit about whether to replace the 4P with the Explora and then when I decided to have the Explora installed whether to replace the 4P or 2U. Decided to keep the 2U installed because it was a fairly new decoder.

With the amount of Catch Up that's available I haven't, to date, regretted my decision. Although I have had to reschedule some recordings which were in conflict. (Even with Catch Up I prefer backing up what I watch). Something that I mostly didn't have to do when I had the 4P installed.(Rescheduling).

Optimist 2014-10-31 16:46

Happy(?) Halloween everyone! :p

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Optimist 2014-10-31 21:46

[B]Virgin Galactic spaceship crashes [/B]

2014-10-31 21:07

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Cape Canaveral - A suborbital passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic crashed during a test flight on Friday at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California, officials said.

Two pilots were aboard the spaceship, which was undergoing its first powered test flight since January. It was not immediately known if they were able to parachute to safety.

More than 800 people have paid or put down deposits to fly aboard the spaceship, which is carried to an altitude of about 45 000 feet and released. The spaceship then fires its rocket motor to catapult it to about 100 km high, giving passengers a view of the planet set against the blackness of space and a few minutes of weightlessness.

The spaceship is based on a prototype, called SpaceShipOne, which 10 years ago won the $10 million Ansari X Prize for the first privately developed manned spacecraft to fly in space.

Friday's test was to be the spaceship's first powered test flight since January. In May, Virgin Galactic and spaceship developer Scaled Composites, a subsidiary of Northrop Grumman, switched to an alternative plastic-type of fuel grain for the hybrid rocket motor.

The accident is the second this week by a US space company. On Tuesday, an Orbital Sciences Antares rocket exploded 15 seconds after lift-off from Wallops Island, Virginia, destroying a cargo ship bound for the International Space Station.

Reuters

(News24)

Sandtonman 2014-11-02 10:57

Big-Screen Movie Frustration!
 
[FONT=Arial][COLOR=#000000]Here’s a story…….[/COLOR][/FONT]

[FONT=Arial][COLOR=#000000]Went to see “Gone Girl”, just released, at Galleria -- Amanzimtoti (brand new centre), last night; an excellent movie indeed, but was a ridiculously “dark” experience. Not just the plot! [/COLOR][/FONT]

[FONT=Arial][COLOR=#000000]The indoor scenes were so dim we could barely see who was who; even the outdoor scenes seemed washed out and pale.[/COLOR][/FONT]

[FONT=Arial][COLOR=#000000]I think it was a digital projector, but I’m not sure. But it was so bad I went out and asked the concierge to get it check out after 10 minutes of eye strain. To no avail, of course.[/COLOR][/FONT]


[FONT=Arial][COLOR=#000000](This was after I'd had to tell them to turn off the emergency lights that were left on after the start of the movie :( )[/COLOR][/FONT]

[FONT=Arial][COLOR=#000000]Anyway, as the end titles were rolling, I saw the projectionist with his head in the little window and asked him about the issue. He agreed it was very dark but blamed the movie, saying, “it was shot that way” I can’t believe this and have seen no complaints on the web.[/COLOR][/FONT]

[FONT=Arial][COLOR=#000000]There were fewer than 20 people in the cinema, so no mass revolt; but the others were muttering too on exit![/COLOR][/FONT]

[FONT=Arial][COLOR=#000000]Anyone else seen the movie? Any comments? We'd paid full price at New Metro and this was a very disappointing visual experience with the great movie![/COLOR][/FONT]

[FONT=Arial][COLOR=#000000]Unsure how/where to complain, particularly as the projectionist denied that there was an issue with the equipment?[/COLOR][/FONT]

[FONT=Arial][COLOR=#000000]Cheers, K.[/COLOR][/FONT]

Optimist 2014-11-07 10:55

Keith, regarding your recent cinema experience; I think others like me didn't comment as we've all discussed this before at length and it would seem the majority of contributing Forumites don't bother with cinemas anymore.

In brief, we've personally found too many cinema complexes no longer bother with decent maintenance of seats and general hygiene, appear incompetent when it comes to technical issues such as in your experience and with things like unbelievably high and seriously distorted volume levels, and prices have become outrageous.

Now I know that there are still some reasonable complexes operating, as you yourself have mentioned in the past, such as the one at Sandton City in Jo'burg.
However, some time back I went with a friend to watch one of my favourite types of movies and found the whole actual movie experience itself also less than of good value - I felt unable to concentrate due to teenage activity including cellphone use during the movie, and with the exception of a few special sound effects found the large screen did not do enough compared to watching comfortably at home.
I left with a headache :(

At that stage we actually vowed never to waste money on the cinema again, only the occasional i-Max experience still has substantial enough value IMO.

Geoff D 2014-11-07 13:22

Bad maintenance, dirty screens, failure to replace the projector lamps when they should be replaced, poor setup and equalisation of sound etc. is the reason for these issues. and yes the last time we went to Menlyn in PTA, we left and demanded a refund because the seats we were allocated ( movie was full) were broken. That sort of cured us. How long a go? about 3 years.

Sandtonman 2014-11-07 13:34

[QUOTE=Geoff D;206386] ......Bad maintenance, dirty screens, failure to replace the projector lamps when they should be replaced, poor setup and equalisation of sound etc. is the reason for these issues........ [/QUOTE]

Yip, you are spot on Geoff. All of the above. Plus the dirty and damaged seats you mention.

I expected a good experience as the Galleria complex at Toto can't be more than a year old.

But, like you, I'm now "cured" of trying out-of-town movie houses.

I'll stick to Sandton where I've had many a good experience to-date over more years than I care to admit. I guess it all revolves about management and the service technician on-site.

Cheers, K.

Optimist 2014-11-07 13:40

If something could just be done about these cellphones... then maybe, Sandton's the place for me to try again.

But not going to happen, there's no reasonable manners anymore and all is justified by the "need" for sharing anything and everything on social media :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

As for Menlyn - AFAIK that's the equivalent of Sandton in PTA! :eek:

Sandtonman 2014-11-08 09:04

Interstellar at BFI IMAX (15/70)
 
[QUOTE=Optimist;206344] ................with the exception of a few special sound effects found the large screen did not do enough compared to watching comfortably at home........... only the occasional i-Max experience still has substantial enough value IMO..... [/QUOTE]

OK Brian, so you got me thinking about IMAX (also worrying about kids and mobile phones at Sandton -- though it's never been a problem for me ), and I've decided to wait until I get to the UK next week to see "Interstellar", which I've been eagerly awaiting and was planning to see tonight at Sandton.

It's showing at the BFI (British Film Institute) IMAX at Waterloo in 15/70 Film Format on Britain's biggest movie screen. Will likely combine it with the Arsenal MU match at the Emirates on the 22nd making it a very BIG day out in London :)

[URL]http://www.odeon.co.uk/cinemas/bfi_imax/211/[/URL]

Cheers, K.

Optimist 2014-11-08 09:46

Sorry to influence your plans Keith, but you sound happy enough about the change and maybe I've saved you from a less than great experience ;)

I actually never thought about cellphone usage at IMAX itself :eek:
Last time I went to such a show was years back in Sydney, haven't made a local visit in ages.

And in case the opportunity doesn't arise again - have a great trip, and a greater day of it on the 22nd! :cool:

beetle bailey 2014-11-08 11:32

Sandtonman you sure you want to "make a day of it" and go to both the footie and the cinema on the same day? Believe the film is close on 3 hours long? Will you have time to get from one venue to the other?

As for the prices of the Imax tickets? :eek: Sorry, taking the rand conversion rate into account I'd rather wait and buy the dvd when it comes out and watch it on my cheap home theatre system.

Have a safe flight and enjoy your stay in the UK. If you go through with your plan to see both the footie and the film, whether on the same day or not, may they BOTH be good and enjoyable experiences for you and the wife. Up the Gunners!!!

Sandtonman 2014-11-08 11:44

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;206444] ......Believe the film is close on 3 hours long? Will you have time to get from one venue to the other?

As for the prices of the Imax tickets? :eek: Sorry, taking the rand conversion rate into account I'd rather wait and buy the dvd when it comes out and watch it on my cheap home theatre system.

Have a safe flight and enjoy your stay in the UK. If you go through with your plan to see both the footie and the film, whether on the same day or not, may they BOTH be good and enjoyable experiences for you and the wife. Up the Gunners!!![/QUOTE]

Hey bb, thanks for the good wishes and for the Gunners!

Yip, I'm also a bit concerned about timing as I need to get across London from Waterloo to Highbury and it will be a bit tight as I'll need to pick up footie tickets from a place I've previously not been to. Plus Highbury and the feeder tube lines heave on match days.

But I have decided to see Interstellar on IMAX whether on that day, or another; yes it's expensive but will consider it as a pre-Christmas treat. You simply can't do the pound/rand conversion, it's too scary :eek:

Back in the day, I saw 2001 for the first time in "Cinerama" [URL="http://www.visual-memory.co.uk/amk/doc/brown1.html"]Link[/URL] and it was absolutely amazing. Interstellar has drawn cinematic comparisons to 2001 and I'd like to get the full IMAX movie experience for both image and sound. will report back in due course.

Cheers, K.

p.s. There are some really good value deals still to be had in London. We've booked, with mates, to see Nina Conti (Tom Conti's daughter), who is a top quality comedienne and ventriloquist. The Soho Theatre [URL="http://www.sohotheatre.com/"]Link[/URL] is a very popular venue in the heart of theatre-land, with tickets typically around 15 Quid, which is a steal by London standards. k

Optimist 2014-11-08 11:53

[QUOTE=Sandtonman;206448]Back in the day, I saw 2001 for the first time in "Cinerama" [URL="http://www.visual-memory.co.uk/amk/doc/brown1.html"]Link[/URL] and it was absolutely amazing. Interstellar has drawn cinematic comparisons to 2001 and I'd like to get the full IMAX movie experience for both image and sound. will report back in due course.[/QUOTE]

Drat! Now you've sold me on getting the experience as well - never mind the cellphones, seats are at least angled better re that distraction, and never mind that I can't afford it right now, that's what credit cards are for :p

beetle bailey 2014-11-08 12:54

Interstellar running time 169 minutes. Imdb rating of 9.2 out of ten.
Maybe I'll go with my son-in-law if he goes to see it. Not my wife's type of movie.

Can remember watching movies like How The West Was Won, Grand Prix and It's A Mad Mad Mad World in the Cinerama format. Was most impressed with this wide screen format at the time. So can only imagine how impressive the visual aspect must be in watching a film such as Interstellar in an Imax theatre. Not sure if I saw 2001 at the Cinerama Cinema in Cape Town or where I saw it the first time. Wasn't too impressed with 2001 when I first saw it but perhaps I was expecting too much from it. However, enjoyed it more with subsequent screenings.

Sandtonman 2014-11-08 13:02

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;206454] ......Interstellar running time 169 minutes.......[/QUOTE]
A big thanks bb! I had misread this as 129 minutes and was doing my time calculations based on an error. Definitely won't have time for the 1:30 show and to get to the Emirates for the start of the match. So will make a new plan for same theatre, different day. Cheers, K.

Optimist 2014-11-08 13:25

I'm shocked to see that the only IMAX theatre up here is at The Grove in PTA.
I know they've only been back about a year, but surely Jo'burg must be a lucrative enough market??
Anyone know of any plans to open one here soon?

BB, good to see your sci-fi interest growing :)

Citanul 2014-11-08 18:24

[QUOTE=Optimist;206458]BB, good to see your sci-fi interest growing :)[/QUOTE]

Resistance is futile. He will be assimilated. ;)

Sandtonman 2014-11-08 18:37

[QUOTE=Citanul;206505]Resistance is futile. He will be assimilated. ;)[/QUOTE]

Call me old-fashioned if you like, but, as an ardent Sci-Fi fan, I'd gladly get assimilated too if all the Borg looked like this..... [URL="https://www.google.com/search?q=7+of+9+images&sa=G&pws=0&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&ei=FEZeVM3PObHmsASA54DIBQ&ved=0CD8Q7Ak&biw=1280&bih=634"]Link[/URL]
Quite the best Star Trek Babe by a light year or 2 IMHO !
Cheers, K.

beetle bailey 2014-11-11 20:26

[QUOTE=Sandtonman;206506]Call me old-fashioned if you like, but, as an ardent Sci-Fi fan, I'd gladly get assimilated too if all the Borg looked like this..... [URL="https://www.google.com/search?q=7+of+9+images&sa=G&pws=0&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&ei=FEZeVM3PObHmsASA54DIBQ&ved=0CD8Q7Ak&biw=1280&bih=634"]Link[/URL]
Quite the best Star Trek Babe by a light year or 2 IMHO !
Cheers, K.[/QUOTE]

Quick. Where can I sign up as a SCI-FI fan? :)

Optimist 2014-11-12 12:23

BB, for starters I would suggest getting your hands on anything Star Trek not seen. You can also join many online clubs and get copies of their uniforms, tricorders, phasers etc. :D

So now, where is Frosty the clown :p
He was voted as required to be regularly present, therefore has no choice in the matter...

And Eurica... we're way past the bankrupt end of the month excuse :confused:

Flynn 2014-11-12 12:30

[QUOTE=Optimist;206860]You can also join many online clubs and get copies of their uniforms, tricorders, phasers etc. :D[/QUOTE]

Ahhhh - This is like the Big Bang Theory:D

Eurica 2014-11-12 12:32

[QUOTE=Optimist;206860]And Eurica... we're way past the bankrupt end of the month excuse :confused:[/QUOTE]

Every part of the month is the bankrupt part :(

beetle bailey 2014-11-12 12:59

I haven't seen the movie Frozen but isn't there a scene in it where a snowman is made and this snowman then passes some comment about wanting it to be summer? Or something like that? Could this not have happened to Frosty the clown?

Good to see that Eurica has at least made a comment.

In the early days of tv I did watch the Star Trek shows with Captain Kirk etc so not a complete novice regarding Sci Fi movies. Sure there were other science fiction movies that I also enjoyed at the time but cannot recall their names. Would films like The Incredible Shrinking Man, The Blob etc be classed as Sci Fi? If so then I'm more of a Sci Fi fan than I perhaps may have thought I was.

Citanul 2014-11-12 12:59

[QUOTE=Optimist;206860]BB, for starters I would suggest getting your hands on anything Star Trek not seen.[/QUOTE]

I think BB might only be interested in getting his hands on Seven of Nine. :D

Optimist 2014-11-12 13:05

I hear you E, same here :(
But I will get that changed!

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;206866]Would films like The Incredible Shrinking Man, The Blob etc be classed as Sci Fi? If so then I'm more of a Sci Fi fan than I perhaps may have thought I was.[/QUOTE]

Definitely! :cool:

Thought you were too wise not to be a sci-fi fan... so Seven Of Nine is just the bonus ;)

Optimist 2014-11-12 13:40

The Big Bang Theory
 
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(Doesn't look like her but the hottie at the back must be Penny)

So which Forumites / Mods is who? :D

Also don't forget Howard's mother, the comic book store owner, "Wesley Crusher", etc.

Citanul 2014-11-12 14:14

[URL]http://www.buddytv.com/personalityquiz/the-big-bang-theory-personalityquiz.aspx?quiz=89[/URL]

beetle bailey 2014-11-12 17:34

[QUOTE=Optimist;206879][attach]4179[/attach]

So which Forumites / Mods is who? :D

Also don't forget Howard's mother, the comic book store owner, "Wesley Crusher", etc.[/QUOTE]

Think we have enough "nerds" to allocate them to the male characters. Optimist, Geoff D, Forum King just to mention three off the top of my head. It's the female partners that could be difficult with only Eurica that I'm aware of being available. Oh and MoM? Think MoM could be the unseen mother? Strict and always ordering people around.:D

On that last subject I read somewhere that the person that did Howard mother's voice over recently passed away.

Eurica 2014-11-12 17:43

I've been sitting her wrecking my brain trying to think of who I would be. Most definitely not Penny. I'm way to shy. More like a Amy.:o
Yes I also saw on twitter today that the lady that did the voice of the mother passed.

Optimist 2014-11-13 15:24

Eurica shy!??? :eek: *splutter* *koff*

@BB - Being a sci-fi fan now automatically qualifies you as a nerd too :p

Just thought I'd share with you all that someone just gave me Belgium dusted truffle and Netherlands nut cluster chocs :cool::p

beetle bailey 2014-11-13 17:02

[QUOTE=Optimist;207129]Just thought I'd share with you all that someone just gave me Belgium dusted truffle and Netherlands nut cluster chocs :cool::p[/QUOTE]

That's ok I have a BEACON slab of chocolate. The HUGE 100g size. So I'm not at all jealous. :o

Eurica 2014-11-13 17:04

And I'm also ok cause I don't like chocolate :D

Optimist 2014-11-13 22:34

Feeling the results of my indulgence tonight :( *groan*

Optimist 2014-11-14 08:57

Jo'burg roads blocked on Sunday!
 
Anyone planning to travel across certain parts of Jo'burg this coming Sunday be warned - there's a major cycle race and authorities are closing many, many routes!

From what I've heard so far it will likely affect north, west and some south roads, from very early morning until mid afternoon.

We were planning to go to Krugersdorp, it's my "ma-in-law's" b-day, at this stage it's looking near impossible!
Ridiculous!! :mad::rolleyes::rolleyes:

I'll edit in a link for what's planned later, if we find something reliable...

Flynn 2014-11-14 09:04

[QUOTE=Optimist;207288]Anyone planning to travel across certain parts of Jo'burg this coming Sunday be warned - there's a major cycle race and authorities are closing many, many routes!

From what I've heard so far it will likely affect north, west and some south roads, from very early morning until mid afternoon.

We were planning to go to Krugersdorp, it's my "ma-in-law's" b-day, at this stage it's looking near impossible!
Ridiculous!! :mad::rolleyes::rolleyes:

I'll edit in a link for what's planned later, if we find something reliable...[/QUOTE]

94.7 Cycle Race - every year same story, road signs were up very early on the affected roads. The M1 & the Krugersdorp highway will be mostly affected

Optimist - enjoy the ma-in-law's birthday, what an excuse not to attend? I am just saying:D

Optimist 2014-11-14 09:10

[QUOTE=Flynn;207291]94.7 Cycle Race - every year same story[/QUOTE]

From what we heard it's much worse this year.

[QUOTE=Flynn;207291]Optimist - enjoy the ma-in-law's birthday, what an excuse not to attend? I am just saying:D[/QUOTE]

Haha! :p

Actually I quite like her for some reason :confused: , and have skipped the last few visits so better make a plan, or there will be consequences... :eek:

Flynn 2014-11-14 09:18

[QUOTE=Optimist;207296]Haha! :p

Actually I quite like her for some reason :confused: , and have skipped the last few visits so better make a plan, or there will be consequences... :eek:[/QUOTE]

Remember you can also go there tomorrow to avoid the traffic nightmare, wake up early on Sunday and probably make breakfast in bed for her:)

Optimist 2014-11-14 09:23

[QUOTE=Flynn;207297]Remember you can also go there tomorrow to avoid the traffic nightmare, wake up early on Sunday and probably make breakfast in bed for her:)[/QUOTE]

:rolleyes: That would be going too far in liking her...

Actually she's in King William's Town, only gets back from the airport @ 22:00 on Sat.
And it's her 75th! :eek: Could anything more go wrong... *sigh*

Forum King 2014-11-14 09:39

Hi :D
Goodbye :eek:;)

Optimist 2014-11-14 09:51

[QUOTE=Forum King;207308]Hi :D
Goodbye :eek:;)[/QUOTE]

Nice to see you too......... why goodbye??? :confused:


Here's a link for the roads situation: [URL]http://www.cyclechallenge.co.za/RoadClosureUpdates[/URL]

Forum King 2014-11-14 10:10

[QUOTE=Optimist;207316]Nice to see you too......... why goodbye??? [Insert confused Optimist smiley here]
[/QUOTE]
I need to study for a International I write on Monday ;) and save for 2 rewrites that I just missed passing them by 20 points.

I passed an International last week 70-411 833/1000 :D

Nice to see you :cool: and enjoy the ma-in-law's birthday :p

Sandtonman 2014-11-15 09:28

[QUOTE=Sandtonman;206448] ........ But I have decided to see Interstellar on IMAX.... [/QUOTE]

Here is the other Film ( The Imitation Game), that I will go to see on the big screen, not necessarily IMAX; just because I want to see it and am not prepared to wait for Blu-ray , Netflix or MC to get it.

Benedict Cumberbatch is being tipped for an Oscar nomination and the film is not yet released!

[URL]http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_imitation_game/[/URL]

Cheers, K.

Optimist 2014-11-15 09:50

This is a good one for me too K, really enjoyed the series we had about it a while back :cool:

But I've learnt to wait, at least until it's on BO.
I guess we'll all always have differences of opinion re cinema use.


[B]Movie Info[/B]

In THE IMITATION GAME, Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Alan Turing, the genius British mathematician, logician, cryptologist and computer scientist who led the charge to crack the German Enigma Code that helped the Allies win WWII. Turing went on to assist with the development of computers at the University of Manchester after the war, but was prosecuted by the UK government in 1952 for homosexual acts which the country deemed illegal.

beetle bailey 2014-11-15 11:47

[QUOTE=Optimist;207712]This is a good one for me too K, really enjoyed the series we had about it a while back :cool:

But I've learnt to wait, at least until it's on BO.
I guess we'll all always have differences of opinion re cinema use.


[B]Movie Info[/B]

In THE IMITATION GAME, Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Alan Turing, the genius British mathematician, logician, cryptologist and computer scientist who led the charge to crack the German Enigma Code that helped the Allies win WWII. Turing went on to assist with the development of computers at the University of Manchester after the war, but was prosecuted by the UK government in 1952 for homosexual acts which the country deemed illegal.[/QUOTE]

At last a movie that we can agree on. Although I'll not be going to the cinema to see it, I'll wait till it comes out on dvd or shows on DStv. But this is more my kind of film. Believe "The Railway Man/Men(?), is also pretty good. Another one I'm waiting for.

Series we had about it awhile back? Seem to remember something like this but cannot recall the name of the show nor if I watched it. Any idea of the title?

Optimist 2014-11-16 08:58

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;207733]Series we had about it awhile back? Seem to remember something like this but cannot recall the name of the show nor if I watched it. Any idea of the title?[/QUOTE]

I can't recall either BB, I think it was maybe a mini series but there may have been an older movie as well about the same subject a few years back.
It seems that memory is not our strongest point anymore :rolleyes:

As for going to Krugersdorp today... we tried, no obvious route found in reasonable time and not worth the madness encountered so turned back! :(:mad:

beetle bailey 2014-11-17 17:14

Notice one of the channels has a series entitled "Rosemary's Baby". Not sure how good this series is but the film starring Mia Farrow and directed by Roman Polanski wasn't bad. Unless I'm mistaken it was based on the book written by Ira Levin. If you haven't read any of his books you may want to give them a try.

Eurica 2014-11-17 17:36

I watched the first episode on CatchUp. Will definitely watch the next one.
Never saw the original.

beetle bailey 2014-11-18 10:00

[QUOTE=Eurica;208351]I watched the first episode on CatchUp. Will definitely watch the next one.
Never saw the original.[/QUOTE]

Would suggest that you add the original to your "wish list" of movies to be watched. You should have two by now. Rosemary's Baby and Harold and Maude. :rolleyes:

When I saw the original movie I wasn't aware of the storyline and so there was an element of surprise which may have added to the plus factor at the time. Perhaps if you're aware of the surprise the film, or series, may not have the same impact?

Enough as I don't want to spoil the series by saying anything more at this time.

Eurica 2014-11-18 10:17

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;208495]Would suggest that you add the original to your "wish list" of movies to be watched. You should have two by now. Rosemary's Baby and Harold and Maude. :rolleyes: [/QUOTE]

I'm keeping my eyes open :)

Eurica 2014-11-18 17:22

Holy fudge! No one told me it is that expensive to rent a place in CapeTown. Good grief. If I do get that transfer I will have to sleep in my car and shower at the gym! :eek:

Optimist 2014-11-19 07:42

[QUOTE=Eurica;208555]Holy fudge! No one told me it is that expensive to rent a place in CapeTown. Good grief. If I do get that transfer I will have to sleep in my car and shower at the gym! :eek:[/QUOTE]

The only cheap place we ever found in CT was at an old age home :rolleyes: , they were hiring out single rooms.
Not bad, but eating in the communal dining room was an odd experience.

They're in Greenpoint, near Seapoint.
Let me know if you want details... :p

Eurica 2014-11-19 08:27

[QUOTE=Optimist;208579]The only cheap place we ever found in CT was at an old age home :rolleyes: , they were hiring out single rooms.
Not bad, but eating in the communal dining room was an odd experience.

They're in Greenpoint, near Seapoint.
Let me know if you want details... :p[/QUOTE]

I might have to resort to something like that! Greenpoint is a bit far from our offices though. Remember I'm not use to driving on roads where there are other cars :p

Optimist 2014-11-19 08:31

[QUOTE=Eurica;208596]Remember I'm not use to driving on roads where there are other cars :p[/QUOTE]

It's ok, they don't drive, they crawl :p

Maybe invest in a motor home? ;)

Eurica 2014-11-19 08:33

[QUOTE=Optimist;208601]It's ok, they don't drive, they crawl :p

Maybe invest in a motor home? ;)[/QUOTE]

Crawling will do me fine!

Motor home... yes that could work. I'll park it in BB's garden.

Optimist 2014-11-19 08:46

[QUOTE=Eurica;208603]Crawling will do me fine![/QUOTE]

Boring! :rolleyes:

Sooner or later you'll come to Jo'burg again, and maybe we will meet this time, and then I'll take you for a spin in my sports coupe... :D

@BB - run for the hills! :eek:

Eurica 2014-11-19 09:27

[QUOTE=Optimist;208604]Boring!

Sooner or later you'll come to Jo'burg again, and maybe we will meet this time, and then I'll take you for a spin in my sports coupe... :D

@BB - run for the hills! :eek:[/QUOTE]

I think I'll fit in perfectly in SlaapStad. I like the slow life and the quite. Lovely ocean and fresh air. That is why I'm looking for something in the outskirts. Not easy. Or cheap.

I see all the CT people are hiding. Scared maybe that I'll move into their houses? :eek:

Sport coupe in JHB? Doesn't that just let in more dirty air and make it easier to get highjacked? :rolleyes:

Optimist 2014-11-19 09:33

[QUOTE=Eurica;208606]Sport coupe in JHB? Doesn't that just let in more dirty air and make it easier to get highjacked? :rolleyes:[/QUOTE]

Nah, that's a convertible that you're thinking of, I've just got a sunroof (but it's stuck at the moment :()

Don't worry, I'll educate you [URL="http://www.google.com/url?url=http://www.how-to-draw-funny-cartoons.com/devil-cartoon.html&rct=j&frm=1&q=&esrc=s&sa=U&ei=dEdsVLPvEMHpatuVgKgP&ved=0CBwQ9QEwAw&usg=AFQjCNHJYysWmUDEkZnqDL0Nwq8ld8oNzA"][IMG]https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS6RTZA7IXpSdSly_CFPTVBDHKThQjMgmBiR7_kGk2FS2XEbqmii_8qhg[/IMG][/URL]

Eurica 2014-11-19 09:40

[QUOTE=Optimist;208607]Nah, that's a convertible that you're thinking of, I've just got a sunroof (but it's stuck at the moment :()

Don't worry, I'll educate you [URL="http://www.google.com/url?url=http://www.how-to-draw-funny-cartoons.com/devil-cartoon.html&rct=j&frm=1&q=&esrc=s&sa=U&ei=dEdsVLPvEMHpatuVgKgP&ved=0CBwQ9QEwAw&usg=AFQjCNHJYysWmUDEkZnqDL0Nwq8ld8oNzA"][IMG]https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS6RTZA7IXpSdSly_CFPTVBDHKThQjMgmBiR7_kGk2FS2XEbqmii_8qhg[/IMG][/URL][/QUOTE]

I'm just a old lady from the Free State so educate away. :cool:

Had a look around and it seems property is expensive everywhere! Maybe I'm just spoiled cause I bought my place more than ten years ago at a bargain.
I will need a second income it seems. :eek:

Optimist 2014-11-19 09:52

[QUOTE=Eurica;208609]I'm just a old lady from the Free State so educate away. :cool:[/QUOTE]

Young to me :o

[QUOTE=Eurica;208609]I will need a second income it seems. :eek:[/QUOTE]

I would offer my roulette system, but it turns out it's more hard work than working!! :(

Must dash off ;-)
Later...

beetle bailey 2014-11-19 12:08

Now now, you know I'm not hiding as I've already replied elsewhere to your comment about accommodation. Tuesday's are my days away from the computer as we go visit with my daughter.

Where is it that your workplace is situated? If us Slaapstaders know this we could perhaps give you indications as to where to look for accommodation? Or areas to avoid! (Like my garage :rolleyes:).

Eurica 2014-11-19 12:21

Hello BB! Welcome back.
I was so looking forward to living in your garage :p
Our offices are in two places Stable Squire and Creation Park. I haven't gotten the job yet but I'm trying to be positive. :o

beetle bailey 2014-11-19 13:16

[QUOTE=Eurica;208636]Hello BB! Welcome back.
I was so looking forward to living in your garage :p
Our offices are in two places Stable Squire and Creation Park. I haven't gotten the job yet but I'm trying to be positive. :o[/QUOTE]

Sorry, that doesn't help me much. Any idea of which suburb(s) these places are in? :o

Optimist 2014-11-19 13:39

Looks like she's AWOL again...

Here's the one;

[URL="https://www.google.com/url?url=https://maps.google.com/maps/place%3Frls%3Dcom.microsoft:en-za:IE-Address%26oe%3D%26gws_rd%3Dssl%26um%3D1%26ie%3DUTF-8%26q%3Dcape%2Btown%2B%2522Creation%2BPark%2522%26fb%3D1%26hq%3Dcape%2Btown%2B%2522Creation%2BPark%2522%26cid%3D0&rct=j&frm=1&q=&esrc=s&sa=U&ei=LIFsVMDnBtjiasuEgagG&ved=0CBcQFjAA&usg=AFQjCNHWpA9iZTxzv9kuSljnUqk80NyqKQ"][COLOR=#1a0dab][B]Creation[/B] [B]Park[/B][/COLOR][/URL]
[COLOR=#006621]maps.google.com[/COLOR]

[COLOR=#006621][IMG]https://www.google.com/mapfiles/marker-noalpha.png[/IMG][/COLOR]Omuramba Rd, Marconi Beam, Cape Town, 7447, South Africa

Eurica 2014-11-19 14:02

Ja sorry went out for lunch. :o
Stable squire has Montaque Gardens above and Century City below with Milnerton to the left on Maps. Hope that helps.

Flynn 2014-11-19 14:24

[QUOTE=Eurica;208687]Ja sorry went out for lunch. :o
Stable squire has Montaque Gardens above and Century City below with Milnerton to the left on Maps. Hope that helps.[/QUOTE]

CT is not an expensive place to live - it all depends how far from the city you want to reside. I could be wrong but I am sure that most of the houses/flats in the Milnerton area are not badly priced as what we get in Gauteng

Eurica 2014-11-19 14:28

[QUOTE=Flynn;208697]CT is not an expensive place to live - it all depends how far from the city you want to reside. I could be wrong but I am sure that most of the houses/flats in the Milnerton area are not badly priced as what we get in Gauteng[/QUOTE]

I don't want to live anywhere near the city. Like I said I may just be spoiled with my current low bond repayment. :)

beetle bailey 2014-11-19 17:22

[QUOTE=Eurica;208700]I don't want to live anywhere near the city. Like I said I may just be spoiled with my current low bond repayment. :)[/QUOTE]

Perhaps your first step should be to see what you can sell your place for and that should give you an idea of how much you'll have to spend on a new place? Just get an Estate Agent in to give you a quote? But first ensure that there's no cost for this service.;)

If you have your own transport then there are a number of areas fairly close by that you could look at. Milnerton is a fairly upmarket area although not of the Constantia (ultra rich?) kind.

Edgemead also isn't too bad an area and isn't too far away from the workplace. Won't have to take the very busy N1 freeway to work. Bothasig and Monte Vista alongside Edgemead, likewise. Panorama a bit further away is very nice but very expensive. Unfortunately, I cannot advise on the local "watering holes" in these areas.

Goodwood where I grew up all those years ago was a pretty decent suburb then but driving along the main road these days it doesn't look all that attractive anymore.

Citanul, perhaps you'd like to add your comments? Any other Capetonians please feel free to give your assistance here as well.

Thanks.

beetle bailey 2014-11-19 17:25

[QUOTE=Optimist;208666]Looks like she's AWOL again...

Here's the one;

[URL="https://www.google.com/url?url=https://maps.google.com/maps/place%3Frls%3Dcom.microsoft:en-za:IE-Address%26oe%3D%26gws_rd%3Dssl%26um%3D1%26ie%3DUTF-8%26q%3Dcape%2Btown%2B%2522Creation%2BPark%2522%26fb%3D1%26hq%3Dcape%2Btown%2B%2522Creation%2BPark%2522%26cid%3D0&rct=j&frm=1&q=&esrc=s&sa=U&ei=LIFsVMDnBtjiasuEgagG&ved=0CBcQFjAA&usg=AFQjCNHWpA9iZTxzv9kuSljnUqk80NyqKQ"][COLOR=#1a0dab][B]Creation[/B] [B]Park[/B][/COLOR][/URL]
[COLOR=#006621]maps.google.com[/COLOR]

[COLOR=#006621][IMG]https://www.google.com/mapfiles/marker-noalpha.png[/IMG][/COLOR]Omuramba Rd, Marconi Beam, Cape Town, 7447, South Africa[/QUOTE]

Thanks and apologies Optomist. Only saw this post of yours after I'd read Eurica's reply telling me where the places were.

Eurica 2014-11-19 17:36

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;208760]Perhaps your first step should be to see what you can sell your place for and that should give you an idea of how much you'll have to spend on a new place? Just get an Estate Agent in to give you a quote? But first ensure that there's no cost for this service.;)

If you have your own transport then there are a number of areas fairly close by that you could look at. Milnerton is a fairly upmarket area although not of the Constantia (ultra rich?) kind.

Edgemead also isn't too bad an area and isn't too far away from the workplace. Won't have to take the very busy N1 freeway to work. Bothasig and Monte Vista alongside Edgemead, likewise. Panorama a bit further away is very nice but very expensive. Unfortunately, I cannot advise on the local "watering holes" in these areas.

Goodwood where I grew up all those years ago was a pretty decent suburb then but driving along the main road these days it doesn't look all that attractive anymore.

Citanul, perhaps you'd like to add your comments? Any other Capetonians please feel free to give your assistance here as well.

Thanks.[/QUOTE]

Thanks for the info. Ok no place where you need to take the N1. Got it. I was thinking of Milnerton as it is close to work and more importantly the beach!! :D (Don't worry. I'll find a watering hole very fast :eek:)

I'll have a look at the other places as well. I have family on my sister side (aangetroud) that lives in Parrow. Looked fine but was mostly houses and a bit far (?). I'm not good on guessing the distances cause in Bloem nothing is more than 20 minutes away.

I should be able to sell my place for a profit of about R400 000 so that should help. But I'll most probability have to rent for awhile to wait for the sale to go through.

The sad part about all of this is that I'm making plans as if I have the job already. I'm going to very very defistated if I don't but trying not to think about that :o

Citanul 2014-11-19 17:47

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;208760]Citanul, perhaps you'd like to add your comments?[/QUOTE]

I'm not sure there's much I can add as I'm not too familiar with that side of the Boerewors Curtain. I'm in the Southern Suburbs, and I wouldn't recommend that Eurica consider that given where she'll be working. Especially because I think the cheaper places (I'm not too clued up on prices) are further south i.e. an even greater distance from her workplace.

Optimist 2014-11-19 19:34

Eurica, this true story is given as hopefully encouragement :)

Until 11 years ago we lived in another house next to a single lady. Over time we became friendly, used to party a bit together and have drinking sessions. She only had dogs living with her and was mostly a quiet and nervy person when alone.

Trust between her & I built, and I learnt that her husband had done something like yours.
She found it hard to trust or achieve, but one day she just decided it's enough, and despite setbacks was soon enough doing great in business and then making plans to return to Durbs.

She's never looked back :cool:

Eurica 2014-11-19 20:01

@optimist Yes I know I have to believe and hope but having most of that trampled on during the years it is not easy.
My heart is going jippy go for it dream my dear you need a break. Happiness can be yours.
My head is saying Shame. You poor sod. This fall is going to be painful. :'(

Optimist 2014-11-19 20:03

I hear you, I think we're all mostly shy to move forward. At least in your case you would still have what you already have.

Hope you hear soon, holding thumbs!

Eurica 2014-11-19 20:34

Thanks Skapie. Let's live in hope for a while ☺

Optimist 2014-11-25 16:27

So, with BB accused of fiddling with forum software, Citanul with his nose in sci-fi books, Geoff busy making sense of decoder messes, Flynn square-eyed from watching too much sport, the queen in financial crisis, the king straining his brain cell on things he'll one day use to conquer the world, and me hard at work at the casino, is there actually a need for a lounge anymore?? :confused:

Those for its continuation should post a 1000 word essay :p

Eurica 2014-11-25 16:33

The queen is always in financial poopoo :eek:
Anyone want to sponsor the child to go to uni next year? Oh and she needs a car as well. :'(
BB and I talk more on twitter than here these days. :confused: Not sure how that happened ....

Citanul 2014-11-25 16:48

[QUOTE=Optimist;209477]Those for its continuation should post a 1000 word essay :p[/QUOTE]

[COLOR=Black]"A 1000 word essay"[/COLOR] :D

Optimist 2014-11-25 16:57

[QUOTE=Optimist;209477]Those for its continuation should post [B][COLOR=red]a[/COLOR] 1000 word essay[/B] :p[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=Citanul;209481][COLOR=black]"[COLOR=red]A[/COLOR] 1000 word essay"[/COLOR] :D[/QUOTE]

You used a capital "A" so doesn't count :rolleyes:

Forum King 2014-11-25 17:02

[QUOTE=Optimist;209477]So, with BB accused of fiddling with forum software, Citanul with his nose in sci-fi books, Geoff busy making sense of decoder messes, Flynn square-eyed from watching too much sport, the queen in financial crisis, the king straining his brain cell on things he'll one day use to conquer the world, and me hard at work at the casino, is there actually a need for a lounge anymore?? :confused:

Those for its continuation [B]should post a 1000 word essay[/B] :p[/QUOTE]
You did not say It had to be an original written by Forumite.:p

[QUOTE] [B]Free Will and Moral Responsibility[/B]

Author: Chelsea Haramia
Category: [U]Ethics[/U]
Word Count: 1000
[B]1. Introduction[/B]

You probably shouldn’t steal. Common sense tells us that stealing is wrong. But sometimes stealing seems less wrong, or not wrong at all, after we discover the [I]cause[/I] of the stealing behavior. For example, if the fact that your family is starving causes you to steal a loaf of bread, many would say that you are not as blameworthy as someone who steals out of greed or spite. And imagine a kleptomaniac who cannot control her stealing behavior. We probably shouldn’t blame her for those actions (though we might encourage her to consult a therapist about her condition).
But why shouldn’t we blame the kleptomaniac? That is to say, how are we justified in holding the kleptomaniac morally responsible? One good reason not to blame the kleptomaniac is that she cannot help her behavior. She possesses a psychological problem that is out of her control. That’s why some defendants are acquitted on grounds of insanity. If you are not in control of your actions, you are not [I]responsible[/I] for those actions.
But what if [I]every one[/I] of our actions is actually out of our control. That is, what if only [I]seems[/I] as if we have the freedom to choose between actions, but we are in fact as undeserving of blame as, say, the severely mentally ill?
There are many philosophically interesting answers to this question, and they deal with some famous and famously difficult problems surrounding the concept of free will. The concept of free will brings with it the idea that at least some of our choices are ours alone—we are fully in control of them, and therefore we are fully responsible for them. Free will is the basis for moral responsibility, or so many have argued.
Philosophers commonly say that ‘ought’ implies ‘can.’ So what does this mean? To justifiably tell someone that she (morally) ought to do something, it would also have to be the case that she [I]can[/I] do that thing. Suppose I tell you that you ought to cure cancer. If you did cure cancer, you could prevent large amounts of suffering and many premature deaths. It would be a really good thing. Nonetheless, given that, in all likelihood, it would be impossible for you to cure cancer, it seems absurd to say that you have a moral responsibility to do so, or that you [I]ought[/I] to. Importantly, then, you are not blameworthy for your failure to cure cancer. It seems that we are only justified in blaming (or praising) people for their actions—or believing that they are responsible for their actions—when they are able to [I]freely[/I] [I]choose[/I] one action over others. But as we have seen, this freedom is the subject of extensive philosophical analysis, and our everyday sense of moral responsibility hangs in the balance.1
[B]2. Libertarian Free Will[/B]

Those who claim that we have libertarian free will argue that we make free choices when it is possible that we could have done otherwise.2 When this condition obtains, we are justified in blaming (or praising) the person who made the choice. That is, we are justified in holding that person morally responsible for the action. The idea that we possess free will has a lot of intuitive force behind it, but philosophers have struggled with the question of what could allow for free will in the face of concerns about the causal laws of the world.
[B]3. Determinism[/B]

The determinist appeals to the causal laws of the world in order to challenge the claim that we have free will. Everything that happens can be fully explained by the causal history of what happened before. Though it seems as if we have choices, it is always the case that, for any choice we are faced with, only one of the seemingly available paths will ultimately be taken, and the other paths were never truly available.3 To suggest that we have free will is to suggest that we are somehow outside of and unaffected by the causal chain of events—that we can be the sole source of our actions—but the determinist argues that this is unsupported by facts about how the world works.4
[B]3. Compatibilism[/B]

The determinist may then find this to be proof that moral responsibility is an illusion, or she may attempt to retain a viable sense of moral responsibility in the face of determinism. Compatibilists argue for the latter. They claim that [I]determinism[/I] and [I]moral responsibility[/I] are actually compatible.5 By appealing to claims about an agent’s internal state, the compatibilist will argue that agents can be held responsible when they are acting according to certain sort of disposition. And others have pointed out that we still have strong intuitions of responsibility even about cases that are explicitly deterministic.6
[B]4. Revisionism/Illusionism[/B]

The power of these intuitions of responsibility cause some determinists to argue for a revisionist approach. They accept that appeals to moral responsibility are theoretically unjustified, but they nonetheless assert that we are pragmatically justified in accepting the illusion that people actually have moral responsibility, because practices of praising and blaming are still useful, and abandoning them could lead to chaos.7
[B]5. Incompatibilism[/B]

Finally, there are those who maintain that determinism and moral responsibility are utterly incompatible. Importantly, both determinists and libertarians about free will may hold this view. The libertarian can then tout this incompatibility as a virtue of his view. If the two really are incompatible, then only libertarian free will allows us to retain our very commonsense intuitions of moral responsibility.8 The hard determinist will bite the bullet and claim that, if the two really are incompatible, then we are being intellectually dishonest by maintaining practices of moral responsibility, given that we can always trace the causes of an action to something that is ultimately fully outside of the control of the agent.9
This is an ancient philosophical problem that has given rise to an expanding and ever more nuanced set of views. But we can all agree that anyone who grapples with the problem of free will must also take seriously questions of moral responsibility.
[B]Notes[/B]

1See Jonah Nagashima’s 1000-Word Philosophy essay [U]“Free Will and Free Choice”[/U] for more philosophical analysis of freedom of the will, and for the metaphysical details underlying some of the views discussed here.
2See Robert Kane’s [I]The Significance of Free Will[/I] (New York: Oxford University Press, 1996) for more information on libertarian free will.
3Some interpretations of quantum-mechanical results suggest that the outcomes of some measurements are indeterministic, but it is difficult to argue that (1) decisions are quantum-mechanical measurements and (2) wholly random events count as “free” choices.
4See Baron d’Holbach’s [I]System of Nature[/I] (translated by H.D. Robinson, New York: Burt Franklin, 1970)or Galen Strawson’s “The Bounds of Freedom” (in [I]The Oxford Handbook of Free Will, [/I]edited by Robert Kane, Oxford University Press: New York, 2002) for more information on the determinist position.
5See Daniel Dennet’s “I Could Not Have Done Otherwise—So What?” (in [I]Free Will,[/I] edited by Robert Kane, Blackwell Publishing: Malden, MA, 2002) or John Martin Fischer’s “Compatibilism” (in [I]Four Views on Free Will[/I]. Blackwell Publishing: Malden, MA, 2007) for more information on the compatibilist position.
6These are commonly referred to as “Frankfurt-style cases,” made famous in Harry Frankfurt’s “Alternate Possibilities and Moral Responsibility” (in the [I]Journal of Philosophy [/I]66: 829-39, 1969). See also John Martin Fischer’s “Frankfurt-style Examples, Responsibility and Semi-Compatibilism” (in [I]Free Will,[/I] edited by Robert Kane, Blackwell Publishing: Malden, MA, 2002).
7See Saul Smilansky’s “Free Will, Fundamental Dualism, and the Centrality of Illusionism” (in [I]The Oxford Handbook of Free Will, [/I]edited by Robert Kane, Oxford University Press: New York, 2002) and Manuel Vargas’ “Revisionism” (in [I]Four Views on Free Will[/I], Blackwell Publishing: Malden, MA, 2007) for more information on the revisionist position.
8See Peter van Inwagen’s [I]An Essay on Free Will[/I] (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1983) for more information on the libertarian incompatibilist.
9See Derk Pereboom’s “Hard Incompatibilism” (in [I]Four Views on Free Will[/I], Blackwell Publishing: Malden, MA, 2007) for more information on the determinist incompatibilist position, also known as “hard incompatibilism” or “hard determinism.”
[I]Chelsea is an assistant professor of philosophy at Spring Hill College. She has a Ph.D. in philosophy from CU Boulder, a graduate certificate in gender and women’s studies from CU Boulder, and a B.A. in philosophy from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is currently interested in metaethics, population and procreation ethics, environmental ethics, bioethics, and feminist philosophy. She once did sixteen back flips in a row, but these days she mostly practices mental gymnastics. Website: [U]https://sites.google.com/site/chelseaharamia[/U][/I]
[/QUOTE]https://1000wordphilosophy.wordpress.com/2014/06/02/free-will-and-moral-responsibility/

Citanul 2014-11-25 17:34

[QUOTE=Forum King;209487]You did not say It had to be an original written by Forumite.:p

[url]https://1000wordphilosophy.wordpress.com/2014/06/02/free-will-and-moral-responsibility/[/url][/QUOTE]

I pasted that into Word and it gave me a count of 1014, so Optimist might not accept it. :p

Optimist 2014-11-25 18:19

I've just heard that the nut council has decided it's within reason... :-/

But there's a condition attached - BB must post a response within 48 hours as to why he's become a saboteur (no point in denying it BB :o) and prefers twitter to the lounge :(

[QUOTE=Eurica;209480]The queen is always in financial poopoo :eek:
Anyone want to sponsor the child to go to uni next year? Oh and she needs a car as well. :'([/QUOTE]

Maybe they'll give her a bursary if she does a thesis on the Bloem nut house, and she could walk there ;)

beetle bailey 2014-11-26 11:29

[QUOTE=Optimist;209493]I've just heard that the nut council has decided it's within reason... :-/

But there's a condition attached - BB must post a response within 48 hours as to why he's become a saboteur (no point in denying it BB and prefers twitter to the lounge



Maybe they'll give her a bursary if she does a thesis on the Bloem nut house, and she could walk there[/QUOTE]

Hey, hey take it easy here. I don't have a 1000 word reply to the earlier request but would like to say, in my defence, that I mostly use twitter for keeping up with the sports news. Also forget how, or why, I started talking to Eurica on Twitter but there was a good reason at the time. I think. Now I mostly comment on what she posts. Don't think I've ever posted something of my own and if I have it couldn't have been on more than two or three occasions. Not sure if I even have anyone "following" me. So twitter isn't my main means of communication with others. It's only Eurica who posts general comments like power failures, lack of water etc in her area and to which I reply. In fact I'm still not sure how this whole twitter thing works. As stated I really only connected to a twitter account for the football updates. Started this during the football transfer season so that I could keep up with who was moving to which team and for how much etc. Saboteur? I vehemently deny this.

As to my preferring twitter to the lounge this is absolute nonsense and I can only assume that people, Optimist?, is trying to stab me in the back because I am not a big Sci Fi fan. This dastardly attitude must stop forthwith. If the members of the lounge would perhaps take the time to look back on some of my earlier posts they would find that I've constantly been trying to get others to post messages and comments here. It has over the past few months become a task of mine to question where some of the other loungers have gone to. Now to accuse ME of leaving the lounge for twitter is just going a step too far. (Pause while I go back to count how many words have been typed thus far. 287 including the number 287. This has now been increased to 298).

From the numbers above it would seem that I stand very little chance of reaching the target of 1000 words given to me unless I start writing even worse rubbish than has already been written. Not that there isn't any truth in what's been said before. (345)

On another note, provided anyone is still reading this rubbish, has anyone gone to see Interstellar yet? I am seriously considering going to watch this at a cinema and not wait for it to come to DStv or going to hire it from a dvd shop. Is this show full of special effects but lacking in substance when it comes to the storyline? I prefer a movie with a decent, not too much having to stretch the imagination, storyline rather than relying on special effects to carry the film. A recent sci fi film which I did enjoy was Gravity. (446). Storyline, what I remember of it, was ok and the special effects added to the scenery rather than being of the big bang kind. Meteors crashing into the spacecraft rather than the endless blowing up of cars, houses, bridges, planes, trains, dogs, cats, oops perhaps I'd better remove the dogs, cats comments in case I have the SPCA onto me. But then I'll be two, no make that thirty four words less in this post. (522).

Never going to make it to 1000 try as hard as I might. :o (536)

Sorry Optimist, you'll have to give me a Pensioner's discount of approximately 45%.

To ANYONE who has stayed with this nonsensensical thread thus far I commend you for your staying power and recommend that firstly you go and order a 'stiff one' from the barman. Maybe even make that two?

Secondly I'd like to recommend the following:

Perhaps you should try GETTING A LIFE!!!!!:D:D (601).

PS - Optimist, just in case you think I was being serious about that stabbing in the back and other similar type comments above, please be assured that they were all said with "tongue in cheek" and are not to be taken seriously. All a joke and written in order to help some of the loungers with something better than a sleeping pill when they fail to fall asleep at night. Or, in Eurica's case, at work. Now instead of reaching for what could become a sleeping drug addiction they, and you, can simply print this page and have it next to your beds. Happy dreams. (707)

I concede defeat with a word count of 715. :o

Darn now when I want to post this boring reply of mine I get told there's too many smileys. Had to go and delete those from Optimist's post in order to get mine through. Stupid restrictions.

Further to all the above please excuse any typographical, grammatical and whatever other type of errors you may find in this post. I've typed this rubbish so please don't expect me to go back and read through it for errors. Not going to happen. (835)

Should anyone go back and take the trouble of checking the figures above please note that at the end of the last paragraph I went back and added something to an earlier paragraph but haven't bothered to adjust the earlier figures accordingly. Too lazy to do the maths. (834).

So near yet so far. Cannot be defeated here. Must be a way to add more nonsense even if nobody is reading it. At least I'll be satisfied that I've reached the 1000 word mark. (870).

To those out there, Forum King and anyone else who has written or are due to write exams this month or in the foreseeable future may I take this opportunity of wishing you everything of the best with these exams. Most, I know, would have already completed their exams for this year but should you have to rewrite anything then good luck. (933). Please, although this comment is stuck at the end of a lot of rubbish the sentiment expressed here regarding wishing you well for any exams you may be writing are sincerley intended. (966).

Ok, Optimist, I have duly responded to your comment regarding my posting a 1000 word reply and hope you are now completely satisfied? With the number of words even if not with the content.

beetle bailey 2014-11-26 11:33

Phew. I think if anyone takes the trouble, don't know why they would unless they really and truly DON'T HAVE A LIFE, to do the word count in that previous post they should find that it comes to exactly 1000 words. The numbers being included as a word. Not sure if they should be but for the sake of that exercise I'm including them. If anyone argues I'll go back and edit the numbers by changing them to the written word thereby keeping to the total words requested. But for now I'm going to go take a pill and some liquid refreshment and go lie down. I'M DRAINED AND WORN OUT!!!! Thanks to Optimist:mad:

Optimist 2014-11-26 11:43

Heheh :D , now we know why you're the president of the lounge BB, well done on your amazing effort in saving it once again! :cool:
Almost enjoyed some of the dribble... :p

I won't apologise though, may have saved you! IMO for many twitter is like what they say about crack, once you've tried it you never stop :eek:

Forum King 2014-11-26 11:57

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;209593]Phew. I think if anyone takes the trouble, don't know why they would unless they really and truly DON'T HAVE A LIFE, to do the word count in that previous post they should find that it comes to exactly 1000 words. The numbers being included as a word. Not sure if they should be but for the sake of that exercise I'm including them. If anyone argues I'll go back and edit the numbers by changing them to the written word thereby keeping to the total words requested. But for now I'm going to go take a pill and some liquid refreshment and go lie down. I'M DRAINED AND WORN OUT!!!! Thanks to Optimist:mad:[/QUOTE]

Angry Emoticon :eek: ,You have broken the rule ,I now have to have you submitted to an Insane Asylum :(.

Get well soon bb :p

Citanul 2014-11-26 12:05

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;209589]Further to all the above please excuse any typographical, grammatical and whatever other type of errors you may find in this post. I've typed this rubbish so please don't expect me to go back and read through it for errors. Not going to happen. [B](835)[/B]

Should anyone go back and take the trouble of checking the figures above please note that at the end of the last paragraph I went back and added something to an earlier paragraph but haven't bothered to adjust the earlier figures accordingly. Too lazy to do the maths. [B](834)[/B].[/QUOTE]

Something's not right here... :p

Geoff D 2014-11-26 12:31

[QUOTE=Forum King;209603]Angry Emoticon ,You have broken the rule ,I now have to have you submitted to an Insane Asylum .

Get well soon bb [/QUOTE]

So an Insane Asylum, is an asylum run by the inmates?

:o;):eek:

Sandtonman 2014-11-26 12:57

Hi BB, have booked the BFI IMAX for Interstellar, next Wednesday before the Arsenal / Southampton game. So will give you feedback after that. Cheers K.

Flynn 2014-11-26 14:11

Popcorn recipes - people and especially kids put some weird combinations (salt only, salt & sugar which is my favourite, aromat, etc, etc) to enjoy their popcorn when watching a movie/sports

Tell us and spread your favourite combination/s

Optimist 2014-11-26 14:23

Keith, how much bigger is that IMAX's screen compared to what we had here in the past? (Don't know the new complexes.)

[QUOTE=Flynn;209654]Popcorn recipes - people and especially kids put some weird combinations (salt only, salt & sugar which is my favourite, aromat, etc, etc) to enjoy their popcorn when watching a movie/sports

Tell us and spread your favourite combination/s[/QUOTE]

*smacks lips* :cool:

Anything with cheese - cheese aromat is good.

There's some pre-packed plastic spice containers from "Smart" available with 4 compartments each.
Of what we've tried one has various natural sea salts, then there's the Chip Spice with sundried tomato & garlic + lemon & herb + salt & vinegar + green onion, and finally the one made for popcorn with fruity chutney + sour cream & chives + cheese & onion + salt & vinegar

Only prob - after a few months these combo spices dry & stick :rolleyes:

Geoff D 2014-11-26 14:34

Homemade sea salt and garlic

Sandtonman 2014-11-26 14:55

[QUOTE=Geoff D;209663]Homemade sea salt and garlic[/QUOTE]

Strongly agree with Geoff; anything homemade is good and would avoid "Aromat" like the plague as it is loaded with MSG :eek: see this article! [URL]http://www.healthmakers.co.za/aromat/[/URL]

Cheers K.

Sandtonman 2014-11-26 15:00

[QUOTE=Optimist;209658]Keith, how much bigger is that IMAX's screen compared to what we had here in the past? (Don't know the new complexes.) [/QUOTE].
Hi Brian, I last went to IMAX at Cape Kennedy Space centre around 20-years ago; so this is a learning curve for me, too.

Hopefully the Pretoria IMAX has kept abreast of technology?
There used to be an IMAX on the Cape Town Waterfront, near the BMW garage; unsure if it still exists; anyone?

This brief article explains the history of the BFI IMAX at Waterloo and gives some comparative screen sizes. It looks like overall screen sizes vary, while maintaining the aspect ratio. [URL]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_IMAX[/URL]

Cheers, K.

beetle bailey 2014-11-26 15:12

[QUOTE=Citanul;209606]Something's not right here... :p[/QUOTE]

:eek: You actually took some notice of the figures?

OK I'm now convinced that most, if not all, should come and join me in the asylum to which I've been sent. Seems as if very few of us have a life.

Could someone kindly advise Sandtonman that following a certain sporting result I'm not talking to him. However, any report that he may have on the film Interstellar, and the venue that he's seen it in, I will read.

On the subject of popcorn. Many years ago their was a business called Riviera Foodstuffs, or something like that. Don't know if they supplied outside of Cape Town though. They used to sell a bucket of popcorn roughly the size of the family Kentucky Chicken buckets. These buckets were divided into three sections. One for salted popcorn, one for cheese popcorn and the third for caramel popcorn. Best popcorn I've ever tasted. Problem though was that when watching tv one was inclined to keep on dipping one's hand into the bucket. Popcorn never lasted too long. Sigh.

Citanul 2014-11-26 15:14

[QUOTE=Sandtonman;209684]There used to be an IMAX on the Cape Town Waterfront, near the BMW garage; unsure if it still exists; anyone?[/QUOTE]

It's not there anymore, although I'm not sure when it closed.

Citanul 2014-11-26 15:18

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;209689]:eek: You actually took some notice of the figures?[/QUOTE]

I work with numbers on a daily basis, so I will tend to notice things like that.

[QUOTE]OK I'm now convinced that most, if not all, should come and join me in the asylum to which I've been sent. Seems as if very few of us have a life.[/QUOTE]

I have a job, but the task I was supposed to be working on was a little boring, so I ended up reading your essay as an attempt to avoid it for a while.

Optimist 2014-11-26 15:25

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;209689]OK I'm now convinced that most, if not all, should come and join me in the asylum to which I've been sent.[/QUOTE]

As Geoff touched on, this is already a nut house, you've been sent to the nut house of nut houses! :eek::eek:

(Dome within a dome thingie again)

Optimist 2014-11-26 15:52

[QUOTE=Sandtonman;209681]would avoid "Aromat" like the plague as it is loaded with MSG :eek: see this article! [URL]http://www.healthmakers.co.za/aromat/[/URL][/QUOTE]

Can only agree K, but I'm weak when it comes to food :o

Just a little bit, sometimes... and then a little bit more maybe :D:o

Geoff D 2014-11-26 15:58

The PTA IMAX moved from Menlyn to the Grove. It is now within a good training walk from our home. It has been there for more than a year? We have not been there yet.

My last visit to an IMAX was to the one in CT on the Waterfront.

Eurica 2014-11-26 18:11

I was thinking that maybe I'll go to the dreaded movies to watch Interstellar (being a space movie nut) but then I saw that the lead character is Matthew McConaughey. I can't stand that man. His voices is like fingernails on a chalkboard. Stopped watching True Detective because of that. So I'll wait for it to come to MNet.

Optimist 2014-11-27 10:21

[SIZE=3][COLOR=purple][SIZE=2]I was amused to see this yesterday, would help those of you with the morning after issues[/SIZE] [/COLOR][/SIZE][B]:D[/B]


[B]Google's latest: A spoon that steadies tremors[/B]

2014-11-26 05:00

[B][IMG]http://cdn.24.co.za/files/Cms/General/d/2926/03c66ef91cc447579699b30d4b2342b3.jpg[/IMG] [/B]


Anupam Pathak, a senior hardware engineer at Google, shows off the prototype of the Liftware Spoon that helps people eat without spilling. (Eric Risberg, AP)


[COLOR=purple]More at[/COLOR] [URL]http://www.fin24.com/Tech/Companies/Googles-latest-A-spoon-that-steadies-tremors-20141125[/URL]

beetle bailey 2014-11-29 11:34

Optimist, your post of this wonderful new invention is possibly lost on most here. This IS the LOUNGE, don't forget, and the forumites who visit here are mostly of the kind who take of the liquid refreshments. Some more than is good for them!:eek: So, for us, a long lasting straw that can be used over and over again may be of more use?

But who knows? Maybe after a couple of "liquid refreshments" some may want something to eat and it is then that this spoon could come in handy. (Drunken shakes?)

Optimist 2014-11-29 11:39

Good point BB, just another option then ;) or maybe rather... less of the nasty stuff in the first place :p

But seriously speaking, it looks like it will be a wonderful development for those with tremor related health problems. :cool:

Sandtonman 2014-11-29 11:44

Hi Brian (thanks for submitting) and BB,
I think that this spoon and other similar ideas being developed are great!
On an more serious note than self-inflicted, morning after DTs, imagine what it could do for sufferers of diseases like Parkinson's and other motor degenerative disorders.
I'm sure that this "spoon" will soon be miniaturised into a stand-alone, internally powered device, that will assist millions of sufferers, worldwide.
Cheers, K.

Optimist 2014-11-29 11:52

Yep, just posted that as well in my reply to BB just before your post Keith, as many of us have seen in following this kind of interest it's part of a whole new world of great health developments.

What amazes (and scares :eek:) me the most is the new frontier of nanobot tech, I expect we'll still see a lot about that in our lifetimes.

Sandtonman 2014-11-29 13:52

[QUOTE=Optimist;210335]Yep, just posted that as well in my reply to BB just before your post Keith, as many of us have seen in following this kind of interest it's part of a whole new world of great health developments.

What amazes (and scares :eek:) me the most is the new frontier of nanobot tech, I expect we'll still see a lot about that in our lifetimes.[/QUOTE]

Yip, we were thinking along the same lines, Brian.

I have a very good mate, with whom I've been friends since the age of 4, yes four; he lives in Florida, but I still meet up with him every year or so in the UK, when we are both visiting.

He is unfortunately not as healthy as I am and shakes pretty badly (amongst other problems). He is obliged to use a drinking straw for a beer (or any other liquids) and will then only accept a plastic beer mug as he is too scared of dropping it. You can only imagine the indignity and the challenge of eating with a spoon/knife/fork on a bad day.

Such compensating devices ( I guess they use similar gyroscopic technology as found in Canon/Nikon lenses) would be amazing for him. Such devices could go commercial in our lifetime, they look pretty close to market.

Cheers, K.

beetle bailey 2014-11-30 13:49

[QUOTE=Optimist;210328]But seriously speaking, it looks like it will be a wonderful development for those with tremor related health problems. :cool:[/QUOTE]

Thanks for adding what I meant to put at the end of my last message.

The way technology is advancing who knows what they'll come up with next? But anything that helps those with these, and other health type afflictions, will be for the better. Just hope that the cost of obtaining these things won't put it beyond the budget of those who need them.

Sandtonman 2014-12-04 11:28

Amazing IMAX Experience!
 
Is the lounge closed? No posts seen for several days! :eek:

As discussed a while ago, we'd planned to see Interstellar at the BFI IMAX at Waterloo. We coupled the IMAX with a trip to the Emirates last night, to see the Gunners play Southampton.

I'd booked the IMAX 2-weeks ago to get reserved seating bang in the middle and a few rows from the rear of the theatre. Early booking is essential for a good seat, even mid-afternoon.

I normally hesitate to use superlatives but, this was possibly the best cinematic experience of my life. Frankly it has spoilt me for anything else in the future.

While I had expected the visual experience to amaze me and it did; I was not prepared for the sheer overwhelming audio attack-on-the-senses that the BFI IMAX presents to the cinema goer.

The combined audio/visual experience, with a spectacular movie, such as Interstellar, which was undoubtedly made for the BIG screen, was nothing short of breath-taking.

I can't start to describe in detail why and how much I enjoyed Interstellar at the BFI IMAX; words simply do not do the experience justice.

I'd recommend the BFI IMAX as a "must do" for any serious movie goers, visiting London.

It's well worth every penny of the high ticket price to see a movie that one wants to watch in a perfect format. There is a wide choice of available content.

[URL]http://www.odeon.co.uk/cinemas/bfi_imax/211/[/URL]

Even the movie trailers and adverts are a pleasure to experience!

All in all, a perfect day out!

Cheers, K.

Flynn 2014-12-04 11:54

When are you guys & dolls closing for the holiday season? Any plans??? The forum will certainly be quiet from 13 December 2014 because most companies are closing their doors for the holidays. I will be done on 12 December 2014. Off to Durban on 13 December 2014 for a week on the beach and then back to Gauteng to enjoy the Xmas and New Year

Optimist 2014-12-04 12:08

Sounds truly amazing Keith, now really motivated to make the effort to get to The Grove in PTA sometime.

Also saw your post in the Barclays footie thread, quite a day all round! :)

I think Flynn has likely touched on why things are getting quieter, will take this opportunity to wish everyone a great season ahead.
Just remember that December 31st :cool: is immediately followed by January :( so be cool ;)

Forum King 2014-12-04 12:18

[QUOTE=Flynn;211526]When are you guys & dolls closing for the holiday season? Any plans??? The forum will certainly be quiet from 13 December 2014 because most companies are closing their doors for the holidays. I will be done on 12 December 2014. Off to Durban on 13 December 2014 for a week on the beach and then back to Gauteng to enjoy the Xmas and New Year[/QUOTE]

I will be done with college this Friday :)
I plan to spend the Holidays with Family and take a "best effort" Holiday from the Internet and tech ,and live a bit more disconnected from the Information Overload grid :D.

The lounge is not Dead it just went on Hiatus ,we do have to give all the hardworking staff their time off from the craziness :p and it was so nice of Optimist to pay them bonuses :cool:.

Citanul 2014-12-04 12:24

[QUOTE=Forum King;211536]and it was so nice of Optimist to pay them bonuses :cool:.[/QUOTE]

Does he know that he's paying them bonuses?

Optimist 2014-12-04 12:25

I got the funds from the king's treasury :p

Forum King 2014-12-04 12:27

[QUOTE=Optimist;211541]I got the funds from the king's treasury :p[/QUOTE]
Which I stole from your Hidden Swiss Bank Account :p

Optimist 2014-12-04 12:57

:(... donations now welcome (please!)

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Citanul 2014-12-04 13:07

Sorry, I can't help out there as my bank is currently investigating why all my money has ended up being transferred into a Swiss bank account. They believe a Mr OP Timist is involved somehow.

Flynn 2014-12-04 15:19

[QUOTE=Forum King;211542]Which I stole from your Hidden Swiss Bank Account :p[/QUOTE]

Note that most accounts are available to Interpol if required, currently Interpol got 2 Swiss Banks to give information if required - not sure the confirmed names of the banks though.

@Optimist - revert to the above if your moola is missing:D

Forum King 2014-12-04 15:32

[QUOTE=Optimist;211548][Insert very sad smiley face here since it had to be removed due to limits [Insert another sad smiley face here]]... donations now welcome (please!)

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Okay the Lounge will have a Telethon for you. :p
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Okay ,I used Optimists and Beetle Baileys secret swiss Account and was helped by Flynn :p

beetle bailey 2014-12-05 09:00

What gives with all this proposed slacking off during the Christmas holiday period? Most of you guys and dolls have been taking excessive time off from the lounge during the year anyway so I'm expecting an INCREASE in activity and not a DECREASE!

Forum King has stated that he's finished with exams for this year so he has no excuse for not giving more of his time to attending HIS lounge functions. I would expect him to be posting a lot more during this period.

Optimist, provided he can get his money problems sorted out, (I haven't been paid yet), should, I gather, be around so will expect a lot more posts from him. (Optimist - please see question for you at the end of this message. Thanks).

Flynn, an occasional visitor, is going to the coast. If he has a cellphone then I'm sure he can post using it. He'll have to have access to the internet anyway so that he can do his Superbru picks.

Eurica. Well don't know what to say about our Forum Queen who seems far more interested in Twitter than talking to her subjects/friends. COME BACK!!

These are just some of the names of those who have posted in the Lounge but there are a lot more of you that I, for one, will be expecting to keep the lounge alive over the holiday period. What has happened to the people from MC who seem to be too busy playing solitaire and other games on their computers or spending our subscription money on having parties rather than being interactive with us. And to think we almost made one of them our Queen.:eek:

No, I'm sorry, but there are NO EXCUSES for anyone not visiting the lounge on a regular basis over this period. Besides, if you lot don't visit then what the heck am I supposed to do with all the time that will then be available to me?

[B]To all over this Festive Season may you have a Blessed Christmas, (my Christian brothers and sisters), or a very pleasant and happy holiday. Further, should you be travelling long, or even short distances, may you reach your destinations and return home safely.
Please drive carefully and keep an eye out for those who don't. [/B]

Optimist. In one of your earlier posts elsewhere on the forum you mentioned how to post a "spoiler". I've looked for it but without any success. Could you, or anyone else who's reading this, kindly advise how I can post a "spoiler". Want to do so on one of the sporting threads.

Citanul 2014-12-05 09:20

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;211650]Could you, or anyone else who's reading this, kindly advise how I can post a "spoiler". Want to do so on one of the sporting threads.[/QUOTE]

To post a spoiler, all you need to do is put spoiler tags around whatever it is you want to hide, like this:

[noparse][spoiler]This is a spoiler[/spoiler][/noparse]

Which will result in the following (when done properly and not using the trick I just did to make the tags appear).

[spoiler]This is a spoiler[/spoiler]

Optimist 2014-12-05 09:52

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;211650]Optimist, provided he can get his money problems sorted out, (I haven't been paid yet), should, I gather, be around so will expect a lot more posts from him.[/QUOTE]

~~~~ecome too expensive so now I have to use dial up wh~ch is pretty useles~~as you can see in this pos~~~~~try my bes~~~~ *

Forum King 2014-12-05 11:55

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The Telephon for Optimist has Raised R500
:p

beetle bailey 2014-12-05 12:46

This is just to test the spoiler alert

[spoiler]one two three. yah I can count[/spoiler]

OK seems like I got that right. Thanks for the info Citanul.

Optimist 2014-12-05 12:52

~~Well done~BB~~

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The Telephon for Optimist has Raised R500
:p[/QUOTE]

~~ke~ep going please :(~~

~~why are your picture~~s~ causing trou~ble?? Are they jpegs?~~~~or link~s~?~~

Flynn 2014-12-05 13:19

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;211650]Flynn, an occasional visitor, is going to the coast. If he has a cellphone then I'm sure he can post using it. He'll have to have access to the internet anyway so that he can do his Superbru picks.

[B]To all over this Festive Season may you have a Blessed Christmas, (my Christian brothers and sisters), or a very pleasant and happy holiday. Further, should you be travelling long, or even short distances, may you reach your destinations and return home safely.
Please drive carefully and keep an eye out for those who don't.[/B][/QUOTE]


BB - Everyone has a cellphone these days:D however I will not be very active on the forum because I want a good break/relaxation. I will make my Superbru picks as usual

Thanks for the blessings BB

beetle bailey 2014-12-05 14:11

[QUOTE=Flynn;211773]BB - Everyone has a cellphone these days:D however I will not be very active on the forum because I want a good break/relaxation. I will make my Superbru picks as usual

Thanks for the blessings BB[/QUOTE]

Flynn wants a good break from us?:eek: What sort of friend is he? Recommend that if he maintains this attitude Forum King give serious consideration to sending him to the dungeon/tower/prison.

Flynn 2014-12-05 14:14

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;211836]Flynn wants a good break from us?:eek: What sort of friend is he? Recommend that if he maintains this attitude Forum King give serious consideration to sending him to the dungeon/tower/prison.[/QUOTE]

Nah BB - just a relaxing holiday. No need to inform the Forum King:D

Optimist 2014-12-05 14:16

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;211836]Flynn wants a good break from us?:eek: What sort of friend is he? Recommend that if he maintains this attitude Forum King give serious consideration to sending him to the dungeon/tower/prison.[/QUOTE]

~~~cx!!~~qbw sssssss t!~~~~

Forum King 2014-12-05 15:22

[QUOTE=Flynn;211842]Nah BB - just a relaxing holiday. No need to inform the Forum King:D[/QUOTE]
If you contribute to the Optimist Telethon ,I will pardon you ;):p

Citanul 2014-12-05 15:36

I think you mean tele[I]thon[/I], not tele[I]phon[/I]. :p

Forum King 2014-12-05 15:42

[QUOTE=Citanul;211879]I think you mean tele[I]thon[/I], not tele[I]phon[/I]. :p[/QUOTE]
Just for that your are [COLOR=Red][U][I][B]REQUIRED [/B][/I][/U][/COLOR]to contribute no less than R50 000 to the Optimist telethon. :mad::p

Citanul 2014-12-05 16:05

[QUOTE=Forum King;211882]Just for that your are [COLOR=Red][U][I][B]REQUIRED [/B][/I][/U][/COLOR]to contribute no less than R50 000 to the Optimist telethon. :mad::p[/QUOTE]

I can't. As has been detailed in earlier posts, all my money ended up in Optimist's Swiss bank account, whose contents were subsequently stolen to fill the King's treasury, and then Optimist used those funds to pay the staff's bonuses.

So the leadership is clearly not doing a good job of looking after the financial well-being of the Lounge's citizens.

Forum King 2014-12-05 16:09

[QUOTE=Citanul;211887]I can't. As has been detailed in earlier posts, all my money ended up in Optimist's Swiss bank account, whose contents were subsequently stolen to fill the King's treasury, and then Optimist used those funds to pay the staff's bonuses.

So the leadership is clearly not doing a good job of looking after the financial well-being of the Lounge's citizens.[/QUOTE]

@Beetle Bailey as President ,why are you not doing a good job looking over the Finances :eek::p

Forum King 2014-12-05 16:14

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As of 19 hours ago the queen currently has limited internet
https://twitter.com/tv_skapie/status/540577336190832640

beetle bailey 2014-12-06 11:01

[QUOTE=Forum King;211889]@Beetle Bailey as President ,why are you not doing a good job looking over the Finances :eek::p[/QUOTE]

Sorry, I'm overseas on Lounge business. Left the running of the finances to Flynn.

Optimist 2014-12-07 13:42

We were wondering how many movies have been made in total. Looking just at the professional western world would think it's at least in the tens of thousands by now, maybe even the hundreds of thousands?

And although not most of our flava, if we add the likes of Bollywood then I imagine it is very likely into the hundreds of thousands :eek:

I wonder if anyone keeps stats on such things.

Citanul 2014-12-07 14:49

Looking at IMDb's stats page ([URL]http://www.imdb.com/stats[/URL]), they have 319,331 features listed, which I'm assuming is what we'd regard as movies. I don't know if that's every movie ever made, but I would imagine that it's most of them.

Optimist 2014-12-08 08:44

[QUOTE=Citanul;212034]they have 319,331 features listed, which I'm assuming is what we'd regard as movies. I don't know if that's every movie ever made, but I would imagine that it's most of them.[/QUOTE]

Yep, I reckon they must be referring to the old term "feature films".
Can't see it being much more than that either.

A quick, rough calculation suggests that to watch them all one would have to start at a very young age, live to a ripe old age, and watch 4 or 5 every single day! :eek: Any
volunteers? :D

Flynn 2014-12-08 09:03

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;211947]Left the running of the finances to Flynn.[/QUOTE]

Just sent a detailed message to Interpol & the Swiss Bank to not disclose any information with our forumites - you'll money & information is safe now:D

beetle bailey 2014-12-08 11:13

[QUOTE=Optimist;212104]Yep, I reckon they must be referring to the old term "feature films".
Can't see it being much more than that either.

A quick, rough calculation suggests that to watch them all one would have to start at a very young age, live to a ripe old age, and watch 4 or 5 every single day! :eek: Any
volunteers? :D[/QUOTE]

Yet, here we sit watching the same old movies over and over again on a certain channel. (Gave up keeping stats when it APPEARED that things were improving. Found out later that I was wrong and the same films are still being shown month in and month out.). Admittedly this channel doesn't have the rights to all 300 000+ movies but they certainly have more movies in their library than they've shown to us.

Optimist 2014-12-08 11:22

I'm disappointed but not surprised to hear it BB, but I must still point out this is not the place to discuss channel complaints / issues, even casually - the Mods don't monitor the lounge much so it has to always be so restricted.

How many movies do you guesstimate you've seen in your lifetime? I'm guessing mine is over 1000 by now :o

Eurica 2014-12-08 14:37

I'm back! Spend some time with family in Bethlehem. My aunt from Canada came for a visit. (no Telkom Mobile in that little place and almost none of anything outside town where they live).

beetle bailey 2014-12-08 17:38

[QUOTE=Optimist;212158]I'm disappointed but not surprised to hear it BB, but I must still point out this is not the place to discuss channel complaints / issues, even casually - the Mods don't monitor the lounge much so it has to always be so restricted.

How many movies do you guesstimate you've seen in your lifetime? I'm guessing mine is over 1000 by now :o[/QUOTE]

Wow that's a difficult one. In the sixties and seventies I used to go to the cinema about 3 times a week. One week I went all seven days. Before you ask, I belonged to a Film Society who hired the Monte Carlo Cinema for one Sunday a month to show "foreign" movies. So although there were no cinemas open on Sundays as such the Film Society had permission to show films on this day. But only once a month.

Even in my early youth it was often three times a week because I knew the doorman, actually a lady, at our local bughouse and she'd let me and my friends into the cinema, bioscope? for free. Midweek shows started on a Monday and Wednesday at three which was when our school came out. Would run to the bioscope, hang around in the foyer until she saw us and let us in. Great days.

So guess my figure for films seen in my lifetime must be way over the 1000 mark.

Flynn 2014-12-09 08:26

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;212239]Wow that's a difficult one. In the sixties and seventies I used to go to the cinema about 3 times a week. One week I went all seven days. Before you ask, I belonged to a Film Society who hired the Monte Carlo Cinema for one Sunday a month to show "foreign" movies. So although there were no cinemas open on Sundays as such the Film Society had permission to show films on this day. But only once a month.

Even in my early youth it was often three times a week because I knew the doorman, actually a lady, at our local bughouse and she'd let me and my friends into the cinema, bioscope? for free. Midweek shows started on a Monday and Wednesday at three which was when our school came out. Would run to the bioscope, hang around in the foyer until she saw us and let us in. Great days.

So guess my figure for films seen in my lifetime must be way over the 1000 mark.[/QUOTE]

Are you giving away your age BB:D

Yeah BB, the younger days whereby one use to enjoy the movies. These days, people can download movies off the net, buy pirate movies from the street corner and DSTV within our homes. I remember paying 10c admission fee for a double movie in my days. I definitely watched over 1000 movies in my lifetime to date

Optimist 2014-12-09 11:16

[QUOTE=Eurica;212187]I'm back! Spend some time with family in Bethlehem. My aunt from Canada came for a visit. (no Telkom Mobile in that little place and almost none of anything outside town where they live).[/QUOTE]

So did you change service providers, you used to manage the comms fine from there?

A bargain is not always a bargain. I'll never change from Vodacom, even more than 10 years ago when I used to travel a lot their coverage and reliability was excellent, although MTN is quite good too.

Optimist 2014-12-09 11:23

[QUOTE=Flynn;212298]I remember paying 10c admission fee for a double movie in my days.[/QUOTE]

:eek: Not such a young chicken youself. I would never have guessed, nice to see yet another person here that's young at heart.

beetle bailey 2014-12-09 20:23

Old bughouse used to charge five cents for a weekday matinee. Often sold colddrink bottles to enter the bioscope legally. Otherwise it was as I mentioned before. Waiting in the foyer till the doorman/lady let us in.

On the subject of cinemas, as they are now called, I think, I have just returned home from our Cape Gate Shopping Complex and while there noticed that an IMAX Cinema is opening there on Friday. Price of a ticket is R99.99 according to a Ster Kinekor person. Although she didn't seem to be too clued up. Not sure just how big this Imax theatre really is. Anyway the good news is that there is an Imax theatre close to me SHOULD I wish to go there. When I mentioned the price of admission to my wife her comment was that no movie is worth spending that amount of money on.

Flynn, is your profile picture "slightly" out of date?

Flynn 2014-12-10 07:53

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;212469]Flynn, is your profile picture "slightly" out of date?[/QUOTE]

No ways BB, that is exactly what I look like - I maybe a little older than most people on this forum but road running keeps me looking young:D

beetle bailey 2014-12-10 10:45

[QUOTE=Flynn;212494]No ways BB, that is exactly what I look like - I maybe a little older than most people on this forum but road running keeps me looking young:D[/QUOTE]

Just to keep things in perspective. ;)

I very much doubt that you are older than I am so I'll be pleased if you would treat me with the respect a man my age deserves. All this Liverpool, Proteas and Cobras etc type bashing on the Sports threads to be done with respect and kindness. Thank you.

Optimist, you in agreement and expecting the same sort of treatment from Flynn? Not to mention how some of the others treat us elderly statesmen - Forum King one of the main culprits.

Citanul 2014-12-10 11:03

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;212545]All this Liverpool, Proteas and Cobras etc type bashing on the Sports threads to be done with respect and kindness.[/QUOTE]

Liverpool bashing never needs to be done with respect. :p

Optimist 2014-12-10 11:22

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;212545]Optimist, you in agreement and expecting the same sort of treatment from Flynn? Not to mention how some of the others treat us elderly statesmen - Forum King one of the main culprits.[/QUOTE]

Soccer, age & forum politics, with the most narcissistic and sadistic Forumite added to the mix... :eek: hmmm, think I'll just go watch some TV and leave these things to the president ;)

beetle bailey 2014-12-10 15:44

[QUOTE=Citanul;212547]Liverpool bashing never needs to be done with respect. :p[/QUOTE]

Oh my good grief! Not ANOTHER one of those poor misguided people? :eek:

Anyone know the name of a good extirminator? Arnie still around to take this job on? :rolleyes:

Citanul 2014-12-10 16:02

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;212637]Oh my good grief! Not ANOTHER one of those poor misguided people? :eek:[/QUOTE]

You could replace Liverpool in my statement with Manchester United, Arsenal or Chelsea and it would be just as valid. I'm an equal-opportunity basher. :cool:

[quote]Anyone know the name of a good extirminator? Arnie still around to take this job on? :rolleyes:[/quote]Arnie's an ex-Terminator, not an exterminator. There's a difference. :D

beetle bailey 2014-12-10 18:12

[QUOTE=Citanul;212640]You could replace Liverpool in my statement with Manchester United, Arsenal or Chelsea and it would be just as valid. I'm an equal-opportunity basher. :cool:

Arnie's an ex-Terminator, not an exterminator. There's a difference. :D[/QUOTE]

OK, you forgiven. Thought you were a manchester united supporter. Anyone who ISN'T one of those is welcome here.

Optimist 2014-12-10 20:14

[SIZE=5]Sexodus: Are men retreating from society?[/SIZE]

[B]More and more men are “checking out”, giving up on sex and relationships and sinking into solitude.[/B]


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[B]Article: [/B]Adam Roux



In the 1960’s a study by John Calhoun titled[URL="http://www.mostlyodd.com/death-by-utopia/"] ‘Mouse Utopia’ [/URL]found that when overpopulation occurred the natural behaviour of the animals used in the experiment changed drastically.

Male mice stopped breeding, ceased to protect their territory and ultimately retreated from society while female mice became more aggressive and even started attacking their own young.

The mice that retreated from the "utopian" society started focusing on themselves completely. In their isolation the mice focused only on grooming, eating and drinking while havoc reigned outside.

Calhoun believed his study would serve as a prediction of what awaited the human race in the future.

In 2014 a new term started making the rounds referring to a sudden increase in men withdrawing from society.

[B]SEXODUS:[/B]

According to[URL="http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-London/2014/12/04/The-Sexodus-Part-1-The-Men-Giving-Up-On-Women-And-Checking-Out-Of-Society/"] an article[/URL] published by Milo Yiannopoulos on the news website Breitbart, society is currently experiencing something called “sexodus” in which an entire generation of young people -mostly men- are withdrawing from society into a world of isolation.

In this isolation a type of “lad culture” is evolving in which men are focusing more on their primal needs rather than the needs of the [B]community[/B] they find themselves in.

In these “man caves” men have no obligation to females, have no danger of being judged by society and have absolutely no pressure to perform. Fewer men now feel obliged to get married and start a family. They’d rather focus on themselves than try to live up to standards set up for them by modern society and mainstream media.

For most men the rise in feminism is a contributing factor in their fear that no matter what they are doing – it’s wrong.

More and more men are “checking out”, giving up on sex and relationships and sinking into solitary.

JOHN:

John Smith is a white male in his early thirties who has “checked out”.

“The allure of checking out comes mostly due to the pressure from society. I feel like the fact that I’m a male already brands me a ‘sexist’ in the eyes of society.

“The fact that I’m white automatically makes me ‘racist’ in the eyes of others,” John explains.

According to John the pre-conceived stereotypes connected to white men is inescapable; “Even though I would never harm or mistreat a female I’m automatically labeled as being sexist. The fact that I’m a privileged white man living in Cape Town by definition makes me a spoiled white racist. There’s no escaping these stereotypes no matter how hard you try.”

John is of opinion that retreating into isolation is an effortless and easy way to avoid these conflicts.

“I don’t want to be the privileged white guy who complains about being the privileged white guy. I hate those types of people. I’ve learned to accept the labels that come with my identity and to never express my discontent for them as it would only reinforce the stereotype.

“I don’t want it to sound like I feel sorry for myself or blaming anyone for anything. I simply prefer the comfort of isolation where there is no fear of offending, intruding or insulting anyone based on my gender or race.”

Like Calhoun’s mice more and more men are finding solace in environments where they have full control of the elements which enter it. The hostility they experience towards them based on their gender is labelled as “payback” and the ultimate element in driving them “underground”.

In conclusion Calhoun’s study showed that the mice never changed back. Even if the conditions were more favourable the change was irreversible, the mice were different now.

Do you think men are "checking out"? And what will the implications be? Tell us in the comments below. [LIST][/LIST]- Women24 (part of news24.com)

Eurica 2014-12-10 21:14

[QUOTE=Optimist;212343]So did you change service providers, you used to manage the comms fine from there?

A bargain is not always a bargain. I'll never change from Vodacom, even more than 10 years ago when I used to travel a lot their coverage and reliability was excellent, although MTN is quite good too.[/QUOTE]

I have a work sponsored phone and they use Telkom Mobile for contractual reasons. Never have any real issues. Actually very fast internet. It is just when you leave their direct coverage area it goes over to Mtn. I don't like using data when on MTN as it is much more expensive than TM. :)

Optimist 2014-12-11 07:50

[QUOTE=Eurica;212686]I have a work sponsored phone and they use Telkom Mobile for contractual reasons. Never have any real issues. Actually very fast internet. It is just when you leave their direct coverage area it goes over to Mtn. I don't like using data when on MTN as it is much more expensive than TM. :)[/QUOTE]

Nice that they give you the phone.

I don't suppose that it's a dual sim card one? If so you could use Vodacom on Vodago as well, they only expect one call or one SMS made or received in about a 5 month period and warn you of that if getting close, so no real extra expense. Or you could use an old phone for that.
But I suppose you don't really visit that unusual place often enough.

Flynn 2014-12-11 08:00

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;212658]OK, you forgiven. Thought you were a manchester united supporter. Anyone who ISN'T one of those is welcome here.[/QUOTE]

Play nice now BB:D

Eurica 2014-12-11 08:12

[QUOTE=Optimist;212699]Nice that they give you the phone.

I don't suppose that it's a dual sim card one? If so you could use Vodacom on Vodago as well, they only expect one call or one SMS made or received in about a 5 month period and warn you of that if getting close, so no real extra expense. Or you could use an old phone for that.
But I suppose you don't really visit that unusual place often enough.[/QUOTE]

The phones they give us is really crappy so I usually get my own but the pay as you go contract is very helpful. I almost never have to spend money on airtime :)

No it's not a dual sim. The moment there is no TM reception it's roams to MTN. So I have either MTN or TM depends on who has the stronger signal. Works fine. The phone does this without me even having to bother with it. Like I said the only thing is using data. TM is way cheaper than MTN.

JeanP 2014-12-16 12:10

Happy Day of Reconciliation :D all

JeanP 2014-12-17 10:30

wow this is bad not a single person said a word to above comment
(guess people not in a cheerful holiday mood:eek::p)

Optimist 2014-12-17 11:06

[QUOTE=JeanP;213323]wow this is bad not a single person said a word to above comment
(guess people not in a cheerful holiday mood:eek::p)[/QUOTE]

Ok here's a response - bah, humbug! :D

But, enjoy your holidays ;)

JeanP 2014-12-17 12:11

lol thanks u too

Forum King 2014-12-17 14:22

[QUOTE=JeanP;213323]wow this is bad not a single person said a word to above comment
(guess people not in a cheerful holiday mood)[/QUOTE]

Comedy Central Ruined the mood by revealing Santa is Not Real :(:p
Santa is the only Explanation to why me and Eurica got a lump of Coal under the tree last year unless it was someone else.

To All Enjoy the Holidays :D

Eurica 2014-12-17 16:15

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@Optimist After the conversation of the other day, I today made a little comparison for airtime to data to show why I don't like being out of Telkom Mobile areas when it comes to being on the Internet. The child has Vodacom and the MTN cost is what I pay out of reception areas. Hopefully this makes my disappearing a little clearer ☺

Optimist 2014-12-17 16:21

Excuses, excuses :p

But I do get it. :-)

And now we can have your handwriting analysed... :eek:

Eurica 2014-12-17 16:22

Haha that could be interesting to see... ;)

beetle bailey 2014-12-17 18:51

SANTA ISN'T REAL!!!!! :eek::eek:

Is this true? Please don't now tell me that there isn't any tooth fairy? Or sometimes it's the tooth mouse that comes. Surely, Forum King is only teasing us? :confused:

Optimist 2014-12-18 12:35

[B]An ode to Hollywood etc.[/B]

Such a strange industry this is.

Shows full of violence and corruption, greed and manipulation rule,
If you don't follow along you're considered a fool.

And where does the desire for these productions come from, it's not just biz... :o
Such a strange industry this is.

beetle bailey 2014-12-19 19:30

Ok I'm too lazy, being from Slaapstadt may have something to do with it, to look back and see whether I've already posted the following but if so there's still no harm in repeating it.

May you and your families all have a blessed Christmas and may the New Year bring you much joy and happiness. (Pensioner's discount on DStv subs? :D).

Should you be travelling long distances, or even short trips, may you and yours be able to do so safely and pleasantly.

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!! Ho, ho ho. :)

To those of you who are non-Christians may you have "happy holidays" and may the travelling wishes above count for you as well.

Forum King 2014-12-19 22:48

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;213634]Ok I'm too lazy, being from Slaapstadt may have something to do with it, to look back and see whether I've already posted the following but if so there's still no harm in repeating it.

[B]May you and your families all have a blessed Christmas and may the New Year bring you much joy and happiness.[/B] (Pensioner's discount on DStv subs? :D).

[B]Should you be travelling long distances, or even short trips, may you and yours be able to do so safely and pleasantly.

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!! Ho, ho ho. :)

To those of you who are non-Christians may you have "happy holidays" and may the travelling wishes above count for you as well.[/B][/QUOTE]

I am also lazy so to everyone my personal message of the bolded text above.

Have a great Christmas and to non-Christians may you have "Happy Holidays."

I will be going away on holiday so might be back on the forum before new years :D

Linoman 2014-12-20 14:11

Afternoon all, apologies its been ages since I was on here. Took a break from DSTV for a while but been back with vengeance.

beetle bailey 2014-12-20 20:15

[QUOTE=Linoman;213648]Afternoon all, apologies its been ages since I was on here. Took a break from DSTV for a while but been back with vengeance.[/QUOTE]

Welcome back and hopefully you'll be able to wake up those fellow "loungers" from up north. Notice you stay in Durbanville and that you are therefore a fellow Slaapstadster. What those people beyond the mountains tend to call us civilized people.

Feel free to post any nonsense you like. It's what most of us do in order to get some sort of conversation going.

Following on from that and in order to get some sort of conversation going, I've lowered my standards to such an extent that I'm now reading an Isaac Asimov novel. I Robot. This following on from another Sci Fi book that I read recently. At this rate someone is going to suggest that I listen to RAP ..... music? But even I have certain standards that I'm not prepared to go beyond. So no RAP nonsense for me thank you.

Linoman 2014-12-21 10:41

I see you fellow Slaapstadster, you also live behind the Borewors curtain as they call us.

See your DSTV setup is quite similar to mine. I must admit I am getting bored with my 2P unit as it lacks so much content compared to my Explora

Optimist 2014-12-22 15:36

Been having the most insane 2 days of my DStv-involved life - believe it or not at last count I'm trying to record about 2 dozen items :eek::rolleyes::(

My fault really, it's mostly movies as I got greeedy... but I'll blame it on the king anyways :p

JeanP 2014-12-25 10:31

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL:D:D

beetle bailey 2014-12-25 17:47

[QUOTE=JeanP;214183]MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL:D:D[/QUOTE]

Thanks JeanP and the same to you and your family.

Forum is very quiet again. Guess people have other things on their minds or are away on holiday and too busy sightseeing and enjoying themselves to post here.

Others, I suppose, are either drunk from too much festivities or are feeling a bit sick after eating all the chocolates they would have received as Christmas presents.

Third option could be that they've recorded far too many movies, series or whatever, and now cannot find the time to visit the lounge.

Optimist 2014-12-26 10:07

Well at least some are making an effort to visit anyway.
As for the royal couple, weren't they the two who were shouting most from the rooftops for a lounge a few years back... :o
Mr. President BB, please decree a law that the chief psychos may not leave the lounge during the festive season! :(

Oh, and since "Under The Dome" is getting a 3rd season we'll be getting some new escape-proof domes :D

And to let myself off the hook for future festive greetings, happy New Years Day, Human Rights Day, Good Friday, Family Day, Freedom Day, etc., etc., in advance :p

beetle bailey 2014-12-26 20:21

[QUOTE=Optimist;214205]As for the royal couple, weren't they the two who were shouting most from the rooftops for a lounge a few years back... :o
Mr. President BB, please decree a law that the chief psychos may not leave the lounge during the festive season! :([/QUOTE]

Must say that I'm in total agreement with these very profound comments of Optimist's.

Wonder if I cannot do like some other president I know and go to my "holiday home" and pass this job of decreeing a particular law onto one of my underlings? Or wait till someone gives me the document to sign?

However, at this time of the year even my underlings are a bit "under the weather" so guess I'll have to do the job myself.

[I]It is hereby decreed that ALL LOUNGE MEMBERS are to participate in Lounge discussions as follows:

Between the period 26 December 2014 to 5 January 2015 at least ONE POST, per member, [U]HAS[/U] to be made. More posts than this are expected but will not be enforced.

From 6 January 2015 onwards a minimum of TWO POSTS PER WEEK will be required. [/I]

[I]ANYONE not adhering to the above instructions will AUTOMATICALLY lose whatever title they may have gained while being a member of the Lounge. [/I]

[COLOR="Red"]NO EXCUSES WILL BE ACCEPTED>[/COLOR]

I trust however, that it will not be necessary for such drastic steps to be taken and that I can rely on your co-operation in this matter.

Thank you.

Citanul 2014-12-26 20:55

I don't have a Lounge title, but just to be on the safe side, here's my quota-fulfilling post for the initial period.

Forum King 2014-12-26 23:14

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;214237]Must say that I'm in total agreement with these very profound comments of Optimist's.

Wonder if I cannot do like some other president I know and go to my "holiday home" and pass this job of decreeing a particular law onto one of my underlings? Or wait till someone gives me the document to sign?

However, at this time of the year even my underlings are a bit "under the weather" so guess I'll have to do the job myself.

[I]It is hereby decreed that ALL LOUNGE MEMBERS are to participate in Lounge discussions as follows:

Between the period 26 December 2014 to 5 January 2015 at least ONE POST, per member, [U]HAS[/U] to be made. More posts than this are expected but will not be enforced.

From 6 January 2015 onwards a minimum of TWO POSTS PER WEEK will be required. [/I]

[I]ANYONE not adhering to the above instructions will AUTOMATICALLY lose whatever title they may have gained while being a member of the Lounge. [/I]

[COLOR=Red]NO EXCUSES WILL BE ACCEPTED>[/COLOR]

I trust however, that it will not be necessary for such drastic steps to be taken and that I can rely on your co-operation in this matter.

Thank you.[/QUOTE]
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The Forum King Agrees ;) to this and signs this making it an Official Royal Decree :cool:.

Just couple [B][I]amendment[/I][/B]s.

[QUOTE]Beetle bailey is required to welcome all new members and be the "tour guide" and answer all questions they have.

[I]From 6 January 2015[/I] all Dstv Mods are required to post here at least once every two months and by posting here we all accept that all posts of theirs in this thread are of their opinion and not of "The Company". [Insert Cool Smiley here] [/QUOTE]Beetle bailey has president their is once issue you have not addressed the limitation of smileys. You would win more support if you took a stance and brought some change.

#smileycensorship
#freethesmileys
#5smileysormore

Eurica 2014-12-27 01:26

Sorry once again for not being around. I hate this time of year so I tent to hide more that usual from society.

And yes I'm awake this time of night cause I hurt my back. Not sure how but wish I did know so I will never ever do that again, oh and being tall I have a very long back so lots of pain. :(

The offspring (also known as the child or major expense) is back at home. She has been driving my car to practice for getting her licence and that must be the scariest thing I've ever experienced. Good grief. That is a pavement. Try not to drive over it. Ja those are cars. Try not to drive into them and ja that robot is red don't go all taxi on me, that is a stop sign (BRAKE BRAKE) for the love of all that is holy and sacred SLOW DOWN oh and don't worry about the grinding the gears :eek::eek:.

Help me.

Not build for this.

Next post will be how nothing is neat and tidy anymore....:eek:

Optimist 2014-12-27 08:05

Ah, that would explain it, all is forgiven.

It's said that (some) back problems are caused by a sense of lack of support. Used to think that's an old wives tale but there seems to be some evidence for it.

So maybe the hole-in-your-bank-account character should do some supportive chores before being given driving practice opportunities, such as tidying up...

I taught all 3 of my siblings to prepare for their driving licences and enjoyed it, especially things like making them park on a hill with a gradient far, far worse than the one in the test :D:p

The following advice has an age limit of 18;

[spoiler]To de-stress and have more fun over the silly-festive period, why not **** the king more often :)[/spoiler]

Optimist 2014-12-27 08:42

[QUOTE=Citanul;214240]I don't have a Lounge title...[/QUOTE]

You are a nut-council member, and the official supplier of nut snacks.

In "good faith" (actually to aide my next escape attempt ;)) and to encourage others to join those members, my nut council membership may be claimed by anyone simply stating so for themselves.

Apologies to the President, I have to (multiple choice)...

1. work hard next year at finding ways not to work hard
2. join another forum
3. catch up my Catch Up
4. fix all the decoders I've broken with my experiments

:p

beetle bailey 2014-12-27 10:54

[QUOTE=Optimist;214268]Apologies to the President, I have to (multiple choice)...

1. work hard next year at finding ways not to work hard
2. join another forum
3. catch up my Catch Up
4. fix all the decoders I've broken with my experiments

:p[/QUOTE]

Haven't we heard similar before? If you want to join another forum maybe we can meet up on ....... Twitter? :rolleyes:

Eurica - You hurt your back carrying and opening ALL those many huge Christmas presents you received? :D Although maybe obvious my wife many DECADES ago was told by her doctor to do stretching and muscle building EXERCISES to help with her back problems. Sitting in front of the tv wasn't counted as EXERCISE!! :o

As for teaching someone to drive thank you but no thank you. When I got my first car I started to give the wife some refresher classes in how to drive. Not that I was all that good at the time either. She had obtained her licence many years earlier but never driven a car since. Was a disaster. Rather pay, provided you have the money, to send your daugher to a driving school. What you end up paying for the lesson you end up by saving on doctors bills and replacement parts for the car.

Linoman 2014-12-27 10:57

Happy Holidays Everyone!

Linoman 2014-12-27 10:59

Almost time for my leave to start for 3 weeks in Jan. Until then its surviving work and shopping malls during this crazy time of year.

beetle bailey 2014-12-27 11:01

According to an article in today's My Broadband Newsletter the following are the shows that have been downloaded the most. Source being torrentfreak.com.

Rank Show Est. Downloads
Source: torrentfreak.com

1 Game of Thrones 8,100,000
2 The Walking Dead 4,800,000
3 The Big Bang Theory 3,900,000
4 How I Met Your Mother 3,500,000
5 Gotham 3,200,000
6 Arrow 2,900,000
7 Grey’s Anatomy 2,800,000
8 Vikings 2,700,000
9 Suits 2,500,000
10 South Park 2,400,000

Linoman 2014-12-27 11:03

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;214288]According to an article in today's My Broadband Newsletter the following are the shows that have been downloaded the most. Source being torrentfreak.com.

Rank Show Est. Downloads
Source: torrentfreak.com

1 Game of Thrones 8,100,000
2 The Walking Dead 4,800,000
3 The Big Bang Theory 3,900,000
4 How I Met Your Mother 3,500,000
5 Gotham 3,200,000
6 Arrow 2,900,000
7 Grey’s Anatomy 2,800,000
8 Vikings 2,700,000
9 Suits 2,500,000
10 South Park 2,400,000[/QUOTE]

I must admit I am surprised at no 4 and 9. Didn't realise they were still so popular.

Linoman 2014-12-27 11:08

Surprised at no 4 and 9. Didn't realise they were still so popular

gwalker 2014-12-27 11:25

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;214288]According to an article in today's My Broadband Newsletter the following are the shows that have been downloaded the most. Source being torrentfreak.com.

Rank Show Est. Downloads
Source: torrentfreak.com

1 Game of Thrones 8,100,000
2 The Walking Dead 4,800,000
3 The Big Bang Theory 3,900,000
4 How I Met Your Mother 3,500,000
5 Gotham 3,200,000
6 Arrow 2,900,000
7 Grey’s Anatomy 2,800,000
8 Vikings 2,700,000
9 Suits 2,500,000
10 South Park 2,400,000[/QUOTE]

Most of those are Hot on the heels or Express from the US.

Optimist 2014-12-27 13:25

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;214280]Haven't we heard similar before?[/QUOTE]

Can't blame a guy for trying :o

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;214280]If you want to join another forum maybe we can meet up on ....... Twitter? :rolleyes:[/QUOTE]

I knew it, hooked already! :eek:

[QUOTE]4 How I Met Your Mother 3,500,000[/QUOTE]

Never even heard of this one, seems a lot of trouble to make a whole series to answer a simple question :confused:

Forum King 2014-12-27 14:27

Have posted a reply yesterday ;) have to wait for it to be approved.

Linoman 2014-12-28 09:35

So I sit here at work :-)

Cough Cough DSTV Catch Up App on PC

beetle bailey 2014-12-28 10:32

[QUOTE=Linoman;214425]So I sit here at work :-)

Cough Cough DSTV Catch Up App on PC[/QUOTE]

You and Eurica should get together. It would appear that the two of you watch more tv at work than actually DOING work. :rolleyes:

But what you doing at work on a Sunday anyway. It's a glorious summers day in Slaapstad and one where one should be out in the open. At one of our many beaches perhaps?

Eurica 2014-12-28 10:37

My job is boring. Need to do something or I might throw myself in front of a train. The place I work for don't even allow us to open twitter, youtube or even Facebook so streaming tv. Don't think so. :eek: Just me and my trusted external ;)

I would give my left hand to be able to go to the beach. But I can't so I put on the aircon and watch TV.

Linoman 2014-12-28 16:06

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;214429]You and Eurica should get together. It would appear that the two of you watch more tv at work than actually DOING work. :rolleyes:

But what you doing at work on a Sunday anyway. It's a glorious summers day in Slaapstad and one where one should be out in the open. At one of our many beaches perhaps?[/QUOTE]

I hardly ever watch anything at work. However just think what would you do if you were at work since 7am until 7pm during the festive period on a Sunday. Today it is dead quite. Too many people on leave so I am the sucker here. No worries my leave starts end of the week,

[QUOTE=Eurica;214433]My job is boring. Need to do something or I might throw myself in front of a train. The place I work for don't even allow us to open twitter, youtube or even Facebook so streaming tv. Don't think so. :eek: Just me and my trusted external ;)

I would give my left hand to be able to go to the beach. But I can't so I put on the aircon and watch TV.[/QUOTE]

AMEN! You rock :D

Citanul 2014-12-28 17:08

[QUOTE=Linoman;214450]7am until 7pm during the festive period on a Sunday.[/QUOTE]

:eek: There ought to be a law against things like that. What sort of job requires those hours?

Optimist 2014-12-29 09:30

[QUOTE=Forum King;214324]Have posted a reply yesterday ;) have to wait for it to be approved.[/QUOTE]

Must have [COLOR=white]vanished[/COLOR], or was [COLOR=white]blasphemous[/COLOR] :p to your elders :rolleyes:

beetle bailey 2014-12-29 12:38

[QUOTE=Citanul;214459]:eek: There ought to be a law against things like that. What sort of job requires those hours?[/QUOTE]

Community service sentence for a crime committed? :)

Linoman 2014-12-29 20:51

[QUOTE=Citanul;214459]:eek: There ought to be a law against things like that. What sort of job requires those hours?[/QUOTE]

You think that is bad

I am doing night shift tonight from 6PM until 7AM tomorrow morning.

*Please note I don't ever do night shift only because there are too many people on leave and I'm helping out*

PS in IT

Linoman 2014-12-29 20:53

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;214529]Community service sentence for a crime committed? :)[/QUOTE]

LMAO how on earth did you get to that:p

Linoman 2014-12-30 02:46

Still awake and working

beetle bailey 2014-12-30 11:41

[QUOTE=Linoman;214565]LMAO how on earth did you get to that:p[/QUOTE]

Well no sane person visits the lounge. Only the general dregs of society and total misfits. So .......... ?

Notice you haven't denied it. :D

Eurica 2014-12-30 11:53

Sitting alone at work. Again. Doing mind numbing boring work and watching Six Feet Under. This is a really depressing show.

Linoman 2014-12-30 20:30

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;214593]Well no sane person visits the lounge. Only the general dregs of society and total misfits. So .......... ?

Notice you haven't denied it. :D[/QUOTE]

LMAO I must be insane

[QUOTE=Eurica;214602]Sitting alone at work. Again. Doing mind numbing boring work and watching Six Feet Under. This is a really depressing show.[/QUOTE]

Be glad you not on night shift like I am at the moment. Thank goodness tonight is the last night of this.

-Watching The Outer Limits

beetle bailey 2014-12-31 14:14

[B]HAPPY NEW YEAR to all and sundry.[/B]

May the New Year bring you and your families much joy and happiness. [U]May Eurica move to the ocean[/U]. May the movies on TCM be changed. May those of you working find job satisfaction in the workplace. May manchester united fail to win many games. May the bar in the Lounge always be fully stocked. (Forum King?). May optimist never leave the forums as he's so often threatened to do. May Liverpool go on a long winning run. May the Protea Cricket side finally win a ODI tournament and not choke. May India NOT win said tournament.

Basically, whatever it is that you want may it be granted to you. Except, anything to do with manchester united winning anything. Sorry Flynn and others. :D

Optimist 2014-12-31 15:34

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Eurica 2014-12-31 15:41

Have a good one forum friends. BB you forget the 'may Eurica move to the ocean' ☺

beetle bailey 2014-12-31 16:50

[QUOTE=Eurica;214683]Have a good one forum friends. BB you forget the 'may Eurica move to the ocean' ☺[/QUOTE]

Sorry, but wasn't certain if that was for general knowledge.

Going back to amend that post. Just for you.

Yep, Optimist, that's good old beetle escaping from work. You really are a Beetle Bailey comic book fan aren't you? Wonder how many here have actually read any of those comics. On the subject of comics you ever considered changing your name to "Jughead"? What was the title of those comics in which he appears with some others? Archie?

Drive safely everyone.

Eurica 2014-12-31 17:29

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;214689]
Going back to amend that post. Just for you.
[/QUOTE]

ooooohhhoo B you are so sweet :o

Now stop messing around and get me a job in Sleep City. :cool:

Optimist 2014-12-31 18:27

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;214689]Yep, Optimist, that's good old beetle escaping from work. You really are a Beetle Bailey comic book fan aren't you? Wonder how many here have actually read any of those comics. On the subject of comics you ever considered changing your name to "Jughead"? What was the title of those comics in which he appears with some others? Archie?[/QUOTE]

Yep, BB is one of the classics I've always enjoyed :cool:

And yes it was Archie & co.
:eek: Me Jughead?! Ouch! But maybe there's something in that with my appetite for burgers and pizza (can't anymore) and enjoyment of regular naps :o

@Eurica, do your own dirty work :p
All you need to do is take a holiday in CT and respond to some job offers, then take it from there. The worst that can happen is... nothing will change :-)

No-one else with final thoughts for the year? Not that it matters IMO, just another day but it's nice to be festive.

Eurica 2014-12-31 18:41

*sitting in her corner* Jammer ooms

S4 using TapaTalk4 from somewhere in the vicinity of Betelgeuse

Forum King 2015-01-01 00:03

HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!
To all of you have a great 2015 !!!
:D:D:D

JeanP 2015-01-01 16:26

[QUOTE=Forum King;214700]HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!
To all of you have a great 2015 !!!
:D:D:D[/QUOTE]

thanks you too

Citanul 2015-01-01 17:16

Happy New Year everyone.

I see that the Lounge currently has 861 replies (862 once I post this). Do you think we'll be able to hit 1,000 by the end of January?

gwalker 2015-01-01 17:29

[QUOTE=Citanul;214729]Happy New Year everyone.

I see that the Lounge currently has 861 replies (862 once I post this). Do you think we'll be able to hit 1,000 by the end of January?[/QUOTE]


Happy new everyone.

Should rather start a 2015 lounge version

Optimist 2015-01-01 17:42

[QUOTE=Citanul;214729]Happy New Year everyone.

I see that the Lounge currently has 861 replies (862 once I post this). Do you think we'll be able to hit 1,000 by the end of January?[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=gwalker;214731]Happy new everyone.

Should rather start a 2015 lounge version[/QUOTE]

Season's greetings to all. :cool:

Seems a bit too quiet so I predict 1000 by March, unless the queen decides to go on one of her rampant witching hour sessions with one of us again :D
New sounds good too, why not, but whatever is decided I've started 2 of the 3 so far and (steven?) king also did one, so someone else start it off when ready please.

Maybe a vote? Nothing better to do :-(

(For those who don't know - needs to at least be done whenever we hit 1000 posts, that's the tech limit of threads here before they go wonky :rolleyes: )

Citanul 2015-01-01 18:25

[QUOTE=Optimist;214733]Seems a bit too quiet so I predict 1000 by March, unless the queen decides to go on one of her rampant witching hour sessions with one of us again :D)[/QUOTE]

We now need 136 to get to 1,000. So not including today, here's the average number of posts we'll need each day to get to that point by the end of the first three months of the year.

End of January: 4.5 posts per day
End of February: 2.3 posts per day
End of March: 1.5 posts per day

So end of January is probably a little too ambitious, unless the denizens of the Lounge want to take that as a challenge. ;)

Optimist 2015-01-01 18:27

Ok........

Optimist 2015-01-01 18:28

[RIGHT][COLOR=white]....[/COLOR][/RIGHT]
here's

Optimist 2015-01-01 18:29

[RIGHT][COLOR=white]........[/COLOR][/RIGHT]
my

Optimist 2015-01-01 18:30

[LEFT]contribution :p[/LEFT]

cdbjhb 2015-01-01 19:04

:confused: If that's all that Optimist and others are going to contribute then we would need 30 more people. There's not that many in the lounge so we won't make it! :eek:

Optimist 2015-01-01 19:48

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*sigh*... ok, one more :rolleyes:

[QUOTE=Forum King;214324]Have posted a reply yesterday ;) have to wait for it to be approved.[/QUOTE]

@Frost in the head - I see that your missing post #828 finally arrived.

[QUOTE=Forum King;214249]...
Just couple [B][I]amendment[/I][/B]s.

Beetle bailey has president their is once issue you have not addressed the limitation of smileys. You would win more support if you took a stance and brought some change.

#smileycensorship
#freethesmileys
#5smileysormore[/QUOTE]

You can have as many smileys as you want, just use an attached .jpg... :)

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Forum King 2015-01-01 20:06

[IMG]http://minionslovebananas.com/images/gallery/preview/Chiquita-DM2-minion-dave-bananas.jpg?w=420&h=356[/IMG]

Forum King 2015-01-01 20:08

[QUOTE=Optimist;214486]Must have [COLOR=white]vanished[/COLOR], or was [COLOR=white]blasphemous[/COLOR] to your elders [/QUOTE]
[IMG]https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/d2/d9/a8/d2d9a8c3f6bc4e8875d449b03c7a2ae5.jpg[/IMG]
:p:D

Forum King 2015-01-01 20:13

[QUOTE=cdbjhb;214745] If that's all that Optimist and others are going to contribute then we would need 30 more people. There's not that many in the lounge so we won't make it! :eek:[/QUOTE]
Then Join the party then :p
[IMG]http://i.ytimg.com/vi/AEGs0ZxNagw/maxresdefault.jpg[/IMG]

Forum King 2015-01-01 20:16

[QUOTE=Citanul;214735]We now need 136 to get to 1,000. So not including today, here's the average number of posts we'll need each day to get to that point by the end of the first three months of the year.

End of January: 4.5 posts per day
End of February: 2.3 posts per day
End of March: 1.5 posts per day

So end of January is probably a little too ambitious, unless the denizens of the Lounge want to take that as a challenge. ;)[/QUOTE]
:p Nothing is Impossible if you put your mind to it
[IMG]https://aaronsoundguy.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/famous-characters-troll-face-challenge-accepted-256559.jpg[/IMG]

beetle bailey 2015-01-01 20:42

So, what's the plan then? Do we stop this thread with immediate effect and open a new one titled "Lounge 2015", or do we continue and try to reach 1000 posts by the end of January? Or do we just continue as we have been and let the cards fall as they will.

Good to see Forum King has awakened from his slumber and has graced us with his presence once again. Which reminds me of something. What has happened to his mother on this forum? Did she ever get around to posting even one comment? I cannot remember. Still one from that family seems to be more than enough anyway.

With the New Year now upon us I'm assuming some here will be furthering their studies, Forum King?, so good luck with them. Whenever it is that they start.

Optimist 2015-01-01 21:18

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A problem with mother figures perhaps?
Why don't we have a shrink in this lounge...?


@King thing, thanks for the [FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=4][COLOR=lime][I]entertainment[/I][/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
Had a good laugh! :-D

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How about one of your polls at that other website for this lounge choice dilemma, you could make it as confusing as you want :p

Citanul 2015-01-01 21:22

[QUOTE=Optimist;214760]Why don't we have a shrink in this lounge...?[/QUOTE]

I think any shrink would quit after only a short time, claiming that we're all beyond help. :D

Forum King 2015-01-01 21:38

[QUOTE=Optimist;214760]
Why don't we have a shrink in this lounge...?
[/QUOTE]

[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/Lbn66sl.jpg?1[/IMG]

I will try make the Poll tomorrow :cool:

Optimist 2015-01-02 13:16

And with that the king vanishes yet again........ :( typical monarchy.

Anyway the challenge was accepted so on we go I reckon.
Unless anyone wants to make a separate lounge for "normal" people? :rolleyes:;)

Eurica 2015-01-02 13:24

[QUOTE=Optimist;214823]
Unless anyone wants to make a separate lounge for "normal" people? :rolleyes:;)[/QUOTE]

And how will we know who goes where? I see myself as perfectly normal & sane but I have noticed that not everyone agrees with that. So where do I go?

S4 using TapaTalk4 from somewhere in the vicinity of Betelgeuse

Forum King 2015-01-02 13:25

[QUOTE=Optimist;214823]And with that the king vanishes yet again........ typical monarchy.

Anyway the challenge was accepted so on we go I reckon.
Unless anyone wants to make a separate lounge for "normal" people? [/QUOTE]
I am so sorry that I am so busy :rolleyes:.

I have been trying to get Imposter accounts of me removed from twitter. What A mission filled a support form 6 days and still waiting for them :(.

I think we are all going to accept the challenge.You always feel great after completing a challenge and to make a new thread now would be the easy way :cool:.

Forum King 2015-01-02 13:26

[QUOTE=Eurica;214826]And how will we know who goes where? I see myself as perfectly normal & sane but I have noticed that not everyone agrees with that. So where do I go?

S4 using TapaTalk4 from somewhere in the vicinity of Betelgeuse[/QUOTE]
I will decide ,I became a qualified shrink after taking a quiz on the Internet :cool: :D

Forum King 2015-01-02 13:29

Have a great Friday and weekend everyone :D
[IMG]http://cs617629.vk.me/v617629241/1ed87/Ayuw82wFPmQ.jpg[/IMG]

Since the new year forum king as been filled with excitement to post :eek:

Citanul 2015-01-02 13:29

[QUOTE=Forum King;214830]I will decide ,I became a qualified shrink after taking a quiz on the Internet :cool: :D[/QUOTE]

So in your expert opinion, who in the Lounge is normal/sane and who isn't?

Optimist 2015-01-02 13:32

[QUOTE=Eurica;214826]And how will we know who goes where? I see myself as perfectly normal & sane but I have noticed that not everyone agrees with that. So where do I go?[/QUOTE]

No, no, no, there is NO doubt when it comes to you... :o:p

Sorry :D

Optimist 2015-01-02 13:35

[QUOTE=Forum King;214828]I have been trying to get Imposter accounts of me removed from twitter. What A mission filled a support form 6 days and still waiting for them :(.[/QUOTE]

Heheh, I wondered when you would discover that :D

Forum King 2015-01-02 13:38

[QUOTE=Citanul;214834]So in your expert opinion, who in the Lounge is normal/sane and who isn't?[/QUOTE]

As a shrink I have signed confidentiality forms with all of the members of the forum so cannot say who is crazy and not crazy :p.

If you would like for me to review your current status please e-mail [email]help@imightbecrazy.com[/email] were you will will get a response ,please submit all documents required your credit card details.

Forum King 2015-01-02 13:48

[QUOTE=Optimist;214839]Heheh, I wondered when you would discover that :D[/QUOTE]

I was alerted by some people who follow me.
These imposters copy my profile picture and my bio ,It is kinda creepy

Optimist 2015-01-02 13:55

[QUOTE=Forum King;214845]I was alerted by some people who follow me.
These imposters copy my profile picture and my bio ,It is kinda creepy...[/quote]

Ummm... I was suggesting that I may have had something to do with it :p:p

*vanishes*

Forum King 2015-01-02 13:56

[QUOTE=Optimist;214848]Ummm... I was suggesting that I may have had something to do with it :p

*vanishes*[/QUOTE]

Why would you do this to me :( :p

Forum King 2015-01-02 13:59

This will be my 7th Post for today in this thread :D![IMG]http://www.rolldicetakenames.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/unlocked-300x67.png[/IMG]

Optimist 2015-01-02 14:44

Guys & gals, cheers, it's truly time for me to cool my heels re everything TV related.

But I will be back........ ;)

Citanul 2015-01-02 14:49

[QUOTE=Forum King;214842]As a shrink I have signed confidentiality forms with all of the members of the forum so cannot say who is crazy and not crazy :p.[/QUOTE]

But if you can't say then how will you be able to assign people to the "normal" lounge? :confused:

Forum King 2015-01-02 14:53

[QUOTE=Citanul;214872]But if you can't say then how will you be able to assign people to the "normal" lounge? :confused:[/QUOTE]
I will PM Them that they are suitable for the "normal" lounge but because of below that will not happen.

But In my honest opinion as a internet certified shrink It is better for normal and insane people to mingle together and it is not fair to isolate people.

So not to offend anyone their will only be one lounge ,a lounge for all :D

Eurica 2015-01-02 19:27

I showing the child The West Wing (cause it is brilliant) and yes she is watching. According to her. I don't get how you can watch a show with soo much dialogue and storylines and general awesomeness while typing on the laptop nonstop.

Optimist 2015-01-03 10:35

Nope, can't leave this place no matter what I try... :rolleyes: looks like I'm stuck here 4eva :(
I think maybe it's 'cos I might be subconsciously in love with the queen :eek:
Forum shrink please help!!

BTW, I didn't really have anything to do with your stolen twitter ID, just a taste of your own sadism ;-)

[QUOTE=Eurica;214901]I showing the child The West Wing (cause it is brilliant) and yes she is watching. According to her. I don't get how you can watch a show with soo much dialogue and storylines and general awesomeness while typing on the laptop nonstop.[/QUOTE]

It's amazing how some of them do that, very unnerving to watch. Maybe try giving her some Ritalin?

Citanul 2015-01-03 11:56

[QUOTE=Optimist;214939]Nope, can't leave this place no matter what I try... :rolleyes: looks like I'm stuck here 4eva :([/quote]

You can check out any time you like but you can never leave...

Eurica 2015-01-03 12:07

[QUOTE=Optimist;214939]I think maybe it's 'cos I might be subconsciously in love with the queen :eek:
[/QUOTE]

The queen having an affair. Oh the scandal. The tabloids will have major fun with this. :D

beetle bailey 2015-01-03 12:56

[QUOTE=Eurica;214954]The queen having an affair. Oh the scandal. The tabloids will have major fun with this. :D[/QUOTE]

Never mind the scandal. Taking optimist's age into consideration I think it will be a miracle!!! He is pretty close to being over the hill. WAY over the hill. Just like me. :D

Forum King 2015-01-03 13:50

[QUOTE=Optimist;214939]Nope, can't leave this place no matter what I try... :rolleyes: looks like I'm stuck here 4eva :(
I think maybe it's 'cos I might be subconsciously in love with the queen
Forum shrink please help!!

BTW, I didn't really have anything to do with your stolen twitter ID, just a taste of your own sadism ;-)



It's amazing how some of them do that, very unnerving to watch. Maybe try giving her some Ritalin?[/QUOTE]

:D The Shrink is available at a fee of R5000 for every 10 Minutes.
The lounge will always draw you back.:eek:

Optimist 2015-01-03 16:32

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[QUOTE=Forum King;214970]The lounge will always draw you back.:eek:[/QUOTE]

Isn't that free advice? :confused:
Thanks! :p


[QUOTE=Citanul;214729]I see that the Lounge currently has 861 replies (862 once I post this). Do you think we'll be able to hit 1,000 by the end of January?[/QUOTE]

A quick 40 posts and it's just 2 days later so I think we need some new stats ;-)

Eurica 2015-01-03 16:47

Child is waitressing (not sure if that is a word but anywho) tonight but the place is almost empty and here is two million waiters. So I'm having a beer so that she can at least have one patron :eek:

My tab will be more than her tips tonight. This is not good financial planning. Oh well. At least I get a beer out of it. :D

Optimist 2015-01-03 16:57

These days maybe it should be waitpersoning?

Since you would have had a beer anyways consider it free, then you can relax... that's if you ignore any flirting with her by late arrivals :eek:

Optimist 2015-01-03 17:02

One of the things that most amuses me here is when looking behind the scenes of the Forum I see a google spider examining the lounge, imagine all the confused google searchers who are sent our way! :D

Eurica 2015-01-03 17:27

[QUOTE=Optimist;214999]These days maybe it should be waitpersoning?

Since you would have had a beer anyways consider it free, then you can relax... that's if you ignore any flirting with her by late arrivals :eek:[/QUOTE]

People don't flit with me. I can give a Lilly from [I]How I met your mother[/I] 'death to you' look in my eyes that scare people away very fast! :D

Eurica 2015-01-03 17:28

[QUOTE=Optimist;215001]One of the things that most amuses me here is when looking behind the scenes of the Forum I see a google spider examining the lounge, imagine all the confused google searchers who are sent our way! :D[/QUOTE]

Hahaha we should try and google something that has been mentioned here a few times and see what come up :p:D

Citanul 2015-01-03 17:33

[QUOTE=Optimist;214999]These days maybe it should be waitpersoning?[/quote]

Waitroning perhaps?

Optimist 2015-01-03 18:00

Just did a search - found waitperson but not waitpersoning (not surprising, wasn't being too serious), waitroning is correct.

[QUOTE=Eurica;215003]People don't flit with me. I can give a Lilly from [I]How I met your mother[/I] 'death to you' look in my eyes that scare people away very fast! :D[/QUOTE]

Hmmm, well I guess too many horror shows will do that to you...

Tell the offspring that we want drinks on the house :cool:

Eurica 2015-01-03 18:06

[QUOTE=Optimist;215008]Just did a search - found waitperson but not waitpersoning (not surprising, wasn't being too serious), waitroning is correct.



Hmmm, well I guess too many horror shows will do that to you...

Tell the offspring that we want drinks on the house :cool:[/QUOTE]

Ja it would be nice to have a waiter in the lounge. Getting my own drink from the bar is getting tedious. And we will have to do something about the snacks. We are running low on biltong and beer as well. (wasn't that MC Nic's job??)

Citanul 2015-01-03 18:34

[QUOTE=Optimist;215008]waitroning is correct.[/QUOTE]

"Waitroning" just doesn't sit right with me - maybe because "waitron" is a noun rather than a verb. It might be a little more cumbersome, but my preference actually would be to go with "waiting tables".

Optimist 2015-01-03 18:44

The official supplier of nut snacks might be willing to step in, how about it Lord Citanul?

All this added to word talk got me wondering what the longest official (major dictionary) English word is;

[FONT=Courier New][SIZE=4]Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis[/SIZE][/FONT]

:eek::eek:

See [URL]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longest_word_in_English[/URL]

Eurica 2015-01-03 19:43

[QUOTE=Optimist;215015]The official supplier of nut snacks might be willing to step in, how about it Lord Citanul?

All this added to word talk got me wondering what the longest official (major dictionary) English word is;

[FONT=Courier New][SIZE=4]Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis[/SIZE][/FONT]

:eek::eek:

See [URL]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longest_word_in_English[/URL][/QUOTE]

The worst part of this is that the child knew the word and its meaning :eek:

She also quickly mentioned that it is a medical term and not in general use so it doesn't count. :confused:

Eurica 2015-01-03 19:46

[QUOTE=Citanul;215012]"Waitroning" just doesn't sit right with me - maybe because "waitron" is a noun rather than a verb. It might be a little more cumbersome, but my preference actually would be to go with "waiting tables".[/QUOTE]

You just blewup my little Afrikaans brain :o

Optimist 2015-01-03 20:12

I tried to think of another example of a noun turned verb by adding "ing", but it hurt so I gave up :D

[QUOTE=Eurica;215034]The worst part of this is that the child knew the word and its meaning :eek:

She also quickly mentioned that it is a medical term and not in general use so it doesn't count. :confused:[/QUOTE]

Ok, tell the wise-ass this one;

[URL="http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/floccinaucinihilipilification"]Floccinaucinihilipilification[/URL] 29 letters long - Longest unchallenged nontechnical word

Or does she think she knows better than an international encyclopedia? (of sorts) :p

But the best is:

[URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titin"]Methionylthreonylthreonylglutaminylarginyl...isoleucine[/URL] [B][SIZE=6][COLOR=red]189,819 letters long!!![/COLOR][/SIZE][/B]
Chemical name of [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titin"]titin[/URL], the largest known protein - Technical; not in dictionary; disputed whether it is a word

Eurica 2015-01-03 20:17

Wise-ass here: All I MEANT was that you can't just casually slip it into conversation. I wasn't questioning its validity.

Homealone 2015-01-03 20:22

The longest word in the dictionary is 'S M I L E S' ..... there is a mile between the esses.

(OK I know all of you fell out of your cradles when you heard this one ;))

Optimist 2015-01-03 20:29

But it was a good break from this sudden seriousness here, Homealone :D

[QUOTE=Eurica;215046]Wise-ass here: All I MEANT was that you can't just casually slip it into conversation. I wasn't questioning its validity.[/QUOTE]

*coughs, clears throat*

Don't take me too seriously dear offspring-of-queen, you should have seen enough by now to know we look for excuses here to have a (fun) poke at each other ;)
Anyway, welcome :-)

Eurica 2015-01-03 20:42

[QUOTE=Optimist;215054]But it was a good break from this sudden seriousness here, Homealone :D



*coughs, clears throat*

Don't take me too seriously dear offspring-of-queen, you should have seen enough by now to know we look for excuses here to have a (fun) poke at each other ;)
Anyway, welcome :-)[/QUOTE]

I hid my phone now. She can go and play on her own [I]lets write a story[/I] forums :p

Oh and should it not be princess and not offspring-of=queen? :D

Eurica 2015-01-03 20:43

[QUOTE=Homealone;215050]The longest word in the dictionary is 'S M I L E S' ..... there is a mile between the esses.

(OK I know all of you fell out of your cradles when you heard this one ;))[/QUOTE]

:D:D Court jester you are :p

Optimist 2015-01-03 20:49

[QUOTE=Eurica;215066]Oh and should it not be princess and not offspring-of=queen? :D[/QUOTE]

Nope, you invented the impersonal terms so live with them ;)

Tell her I would be interested to know the longest common-use word, I will add it to my daily speak immediately :cool:

Citanul 2015-01-03 20:52

[QUOTE=Homealone;215050]The longest word in the dictionary is 'S M I L E S' ..... there is a mile between the esses.[/QUOTE]

On a somewhat connected note.
[LIST][*]What's the shortest sentence in English?[*]I am.[/LIST][LIST][*]What's the longest sentence?[*]I do.[/LIST]

Optimist 2015-01-03 20:55

[QUOTE=Citanul;215073]...[LIST][*]What's the longest sentence?[*]I do.[/QUOTE][/LIST] :D Took me a while to get this one...

Homealone 2015-01-03 21:46

[QUOTE=Citanul;215073] .....I do[/QUOTE]

Ouch - pantoffel regering ..... (as in ball-and-chain stuff :D)

Eurica 2015-01-03 22:12

Watching Mistresses (ja I also don't know why but anywho) gaping at this woman having a fit cause her fiance bought her a car. :eek: Why the koekies would one be upset about that? I can't remember the last time I got something I did not have to slave for myself. Any present would be nice and she gets a car and is b...ing about it. :confused: Good grief.

Optimist 2015-01-03 22:25

Someone really should put you on stage! :D

You should see some of those teenage rich party reality shows on MTV that I have to endure on my TV sometimes :rolleyes:

Are you watching Orange Is The New Black? Was too much for me...

Eurica 2015-01-03 22:34

[QUOTE=Optimist;215089]Someone really should put you on stage! :D

You should see some of those teenage rich party reality shows on MTV that I have to endure on my TV sometimes :rolleyes:

Are you watching Orange Is The New Black? Was too much for me...[/QUOTE]

I would rather leopard crawl naked over broken glass in a main road in Bloem than watch any of that. Or any reality show for that matter.

Yes I watched OITNB. Both seasons. I liked it. It was just something different from the usual things on TV.

Optimist 2015-01-03 22:43

Heheh, that's something I'd like to see :cool:

Errr, I mean... oh never mind! :o Goodnight all.

Eurica 2015-01-03 22:45

:D Nope trust me you don't. :o
Laters :cool:

Forum King 2015-01-03 23:02

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Optimist 2015-01-03 23:12

Touché, Frosty :o:D

*goes back to his corner*

beetle bailey 2015-01-04 11:32

Ah good to see the Lounge Members have been very busy here over the past day or so.

Eurica going to be crawling naked over broken glass rather than watch a tv show? Let us know when this takes place and we'll sell tickets and also invite the DStv cameras to film this event. Can be shown on one of their Reality shows. Or on Channel .... 122? as one of their "Naked and Funny" stories.

Not even going to comment on the big words that have suddenly appeared here. Way beyond my comprehension.

Pleased to see Forum King, and Eurica, have graced us with their presence over the past couple of days. Long may it continue.

Everyone here making a valiant attempt at reaching that magical 1000 figure by the end of January. Well done.

I've been watching Orange is the New Black and finding it to be ok without being really outstanding. Is something a bit different from all the crime series that there are. Anyone watching Olive Kitteridge? More of a human drama type story and not bad. Somehow I think the complete series of four episodes has been shown on the Explora but is only now going to be showing on Mnet?

Optimist 2015-01-04 11:40

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;215189]Eurica going to be crawling naked over broken glass rather than watch a tv show? Let us know when this takes place and we'll sell tickets and also invite the DStv cameras to film this event. Can be shown on one of their Reality shows. Or on Channel .... 122? as one of their "Naked and Funny" stories.[/QUOTE]

That would make for quite an "oxymoronic" outcome, doing this extreme stunt to avoid reality TV and ending up personally on reality TV as a consequence! :D:p

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;215189]Everyone here making a valiant attempt at reaching that magical 1000 figure by the end of January. Well done.[/QUOTE]

With this rate of posts we might be in our new lounge already in a week! :eek::cool:

Optimist 2015-01-04 11:44

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;215189]Or on Channel .... 122? as one of their "Naked and Funny" stories.[/QUOTE]

BB, you should not be watching such filth! :eek:

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;215189]I've been watching Orange is the New Black and finding it to be ok without being really outstanding. Is something a bit different from all the crime series that there are.[/QUOTE]

So you like it too... sound like I've missed something here :( , looked like just wild bickering and scratching to me...

Optimist 2015-01-04 11:59

All this posting is getting exhausting :( but let's keep going...

We need to have someone other than the king and I (no pun or other odd coincidence intended :rolleyes:) make the new lounge when the moment arrives, so nominations, votes, volunteers please, post your comments. Thks :cool:

Citanul 2015-01-04 12:11

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;215189]Pleased to see Forum King, and Eurica, have graced us with their presence over the past couple of days. Long may it continue.[/QUOTE]

It's good to see that in the Lounge, the royalty actually does something. :D

Eurica 2015-01-04 12:17

The offspring/princess (who is still sleeping by the way, how she is doing it in this horrible heat I don't know) was joking last night after ready Brian's reply on the long word issue that maybe she will join the Lounge and show us what real crazy is. :eek:

Optimist 2015-01-04 12:25

Oh good grief, sorry! :eek: See if you can maybe keep her away at least until this lounge is sent to its final resting place.

I thought she thinks being silly like this is lame :confused:
And what is it about the royalty that they have to keep having their family join?? :o.............(;))

Eurica 2015-01-04 12:31

[QUOTE=Optimist;215201]I thought she thinks being silly like this is lame :confused:[/QUOTE]

She is very silly with a massive imagination. Not sure where that comes from. :D

PS watching Olive Whatsherename and I must say I find it a bit odd and little draining. Will need to watch something funny after this.

Optimist 2015-01-04 12:58

I nominate... *drum roll*.....................

[spoiler]

Ziggystardust :D

OR

[spoiler]

Citanul :cool:

OR

[spoiler]

The Queen! :eek::rolleyes:

[/spoiler][/spoiler][/spoiler]

(Don't worry, no biggie - all you need to do is start the thread with a bit of a speech, and maybe mention that there are rules @ [URL="http://forum.dstv.com/showthread.php?t=20083"]Rules for "The Lounge" thread[/URL] )

Votes please.

Eurica 2015-01-04 13:36

Me? This won't end well! 😲

S4 using TapaTalk4 from somewhere in the vicinity of Betelgeuse

beetle bailey 2015-01-04 14:08

Optimist, just to put things in perspective here. I don't watch the Naked and Funny show as such. However, I am often in bed at that time and do go through the different channels to see what's available where there's no sound needed. (Wife going to sleep). It's than that I may see a bit of this show.

Orange is the New Black isn't one of my favourites but it's ok. Just hope it doesn't become one of those that goes on for five, six etc series.

I second the Citanul proposal of yours by the way.

Optimist 2015-01-04 14:26

Fair enough BB, but I was joking - watch it sometimes myself as one of the house members won't miss an episode. :)

Ok, I'll vote Citanul as well, the offspring's mother seems nervous... and hasn't voted yet :rolleyes:

Citanul 2015-01-04 14:27

I'd like to propose the person who drew up the new rules. :D

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;214237][I]It is hereby decreed that ALL LOUNGE MEMBERS are to participate in Lounge discussions as follows:

Between the period 26 December 2014 to 5 January 2015 at least ONE POST, per member, [U]HAS[/U] to be made. More posts than this are expected but will not be enforced.

From 6 January 2015 onwards a minimum of TWO POSTS PER WEEK will be required. [/I]

[I]ANYONE not adhering to the above instructions will AUTOMATICALLY lose whatever title they may have gained while being a member of the Lounge. [/I]

[COLOR=Red]NO EXCUSES WILL BE ACCEPTED>[/COLOR][/QUOTE]

Optimist 2015-01-04 14:30

Great, why not be president and founding father as well ;)

And your vote C?

Citanul 2015-01-04 15:09

[QUOTE=Optimist;215222]And your vote C?[/QUOTE]

Since it doesn't look like Ziggystardust will ever come back and the Queen seems a bit reluctant to start the new Lounge, we do need another contender. Hence my suggestion of BB, and he's the one I'd vote for in this instance.

Eurica 2015-01-04 15:32

Who is the secretary around here anyway? I think it is time to draw up the ballot. Not a lot of posts left and the chosen one might need time for scripting a speech.

S4 using TapaTalk4 from somewhere in the vicinity of Betelgeuse

Optimist 2015-01-04 15:44

Ok, I nominate you secretary. Should we vote on it? :D

Well since there's only 4 or 5 of us likely to vote :o , once we have your vote we'll either have a winner or tie, and hopefully the king may get off his Sunday-backside and bring this to conclusion.

But you go ahead and process what you see as necessary IMO, thanks madame secretary (presumed (but not negotiable :p)).

Eurica 2015-01-04 15:48

We are the Sovereign Leader. We do not do paperwork. :p

S4 using TapaTalk4 from somewhere in the vicinity of Betelgeuse

Optimist 2015-01-04 16:25

[QUOTE=Eurica;215247]We are the Sovereign Leader. We do not do paperwork. :p[/QUOTE]

Typical snob :rolleyes:

I'll just sit back and watch the results myself.

Eurica 2015-01-04 16:28

Snippy with the queen are you? Off with your head! ☺

Citanul 2015-01-04 16:42

[QUOTE=Eurica;215260]Snippy with the queen are you? Off with your head! ☺[/QUOTE]

Since Optimist is now dead, his vote doesn't count. :p

Optimist 2015-01-04 16:48

This is never-never land so I can't die :p:p

Note to self: Damn! Could have used this as an excuse to escape! :rolleyes::(

Homealone 2015-01-04 22:07

Post Quantity Up-Clicker
 
Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager, managing an imaginary menagerie?

Eurica 2015-01-05 16:07

Everyone having Monday blues? *looks around at the emptiness*

Optimist 2015-01-05 16:19

Was also going to say something, but was distracted by the rest of the forum at least being busy for a change.

So maybe we can just have a chat alone, again, pick a topic;

cold summers
the king's sense of humour
is the moon real?
discussion on how to pick a topic

:)

Eurica 2015-01-05 16:24

[QUOTE=Optimist;215623]Was also going to say something, but was distracted by the rest of the forum at least being busy for a change.

So maybe we can just have a chat alone, again, pick a topic;

cold summers
the king's sense of humour
is the moon real?
discussion on how to pick a topic

:)[/QUOTE]

Hum let's see
Cold summers? I live in Bloem. No such animal. Here you don't go out alone during the day cause if the sun gets you alone your are dead!
King's sense of humour? Guess a bit mad counts.
The moon real? No watch Doctor Who. It's an egg.

I was just thinking about the offspring not being stressed about her matric results. Guess if you are clever things like that don't bother you.

Citanul 2015-01-05 16:25

[QUOTE=Optimist;215623]Was also going to say something, but was distracted by the rest of the forum at least being busy for a change.[/quote]

For me was that, and first day back at work.

[quote]cold summers[/QUOTE]

It's not particularly cold in Cape Town, but it was raining this morning - rain belongs in its proper place, namely the winter.

Eurica 2015-01-05 16:27

[QUOTE=Citanul;215629] rain belongs in its proper place, namely the winter.[/QUOTE]

Or never like in this place.

Optimist 2015-01-05 16:30

Too many topics! :eek: Was going to say it is or rather was the reverse with rain here, then started thinking about egg moons, and so on... *exhausted sigh*

Ya, kids are careless with qualification needs, don't know what it is to be a slave / independent yet. You probably did it to your folks, I did :D

Eurica 2015-01-05 16:36

[QUOTE=Optimist;215635]TYa, kids are careless with qualification needs, don't know what it is to be a slave / independent yet. You probably did it to your folks, I did :D[/QUOTE]

She is actually (ja I know I use that word a lot) very serious about studying but in saying that was not a fan of school. She wants to study what she loves and home economics and biology apparently was not it. I think she is not stressing cause there is no reason to stress. I might be a bit thick but she most definitely is not.

Optimist 2015-01-05 16:41

Well you stress about anything, so that explains it...

Nice to hear about her trying to do what she has heart for, in my experience harder but worth it :cool:

To say more would make me a hypocrite at this stage in "my career".

Eurica 2015-01-05 16:45

[QUOTE=Optimist;215650]To say more would make me a hypocrite at this stage in "my career".[/QUOTE]

Career? I have this thing I pitch up for daily and then they trow peanuts at me end of the month.
Oh well it pays for the DSTV. Sort off. :eek:

Optimist 2015-01-05 17:22

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beetle bailey 2015-01-05 18:29

[QUOTE=Eurica;215247]We are the Sovereign Leader. We do not do paperwork. :p

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Typical. Give some people a title and it goes to their heads. Think they better than the rest of us. Humph!!

Pleased to see that the Lounge has been fairly busy over the past day or two.

In case you've missed it elsewhere I got around to watching series 8 episode 1 of Doctor Whatsisname last night. Sorry but not my "cup of tea". Just couldn't get into it as the saying goes. Maybe IF I take the trouble to watch episode two I may start to understand just why so many of you like this show. But at the moment I don't see that happening. :)

Eurica 2015-01-06 17:18

In case you missed it on FB and Twitter the offspring qualified for admission to bachelor degree and has two distinctions!

The queen is very proud :)

beetle bailey 2015-01-06 20:18

[QUOTE=Eurica;215933]In case you missed it on FB and Twitter the offspring qualified for admission to bachelor degree and has two distinctions!

The queen is very proud :)[/QUOTE]

And so she should be. Said it elsewhere but I'll repeat it here, Well done to the "offspring".

Optimist 2015-01-07 13:45

Oh well, as Frosty has clearly become a snob as well I'll shorten my fishing trip, but will go fishing more often... :p

Already congratulated the queen elsewhere, very impressive :cool:

Optimist 2015-01-07 13:46

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[B][SIZE=5]8 new planets found in possible life-bearing zones[/SIZE][/B]

2015-01-07 08:49

Miami - Eight new planets have been found orbiting their stars in the so-called "Goldilocks zone", an area neither too hot nor too cold for water and life to possibly exist, astronomers said on Tuesday.

The discovery doubles the number of known planets that are close in size to the Earth and believed to be in the habitable zones of the stars they orbit.

Two of the eight are the most Earth-like of any known planets found so far outside our solar system, astronomers told the 225th meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Seattle, Washington.

"Most of these planets have a good chance of being rocky, like Earth," said lead author Guillermo Torres of the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics.

The worlds were found with the help of Nasa's planet-hunting Kepler mission.

But since the planets were all too small to be confirmed by measuring their masses, scientists used a computer program called Blender to determine that they are statistically likely to be planets, the centre said in a statement.

The same program "has been used previously to validate some of Kepler's most iconic finds, including the first two Earth-size planets around a sun-like star and the first exoplanet smaller than Mercury," it said.

While it is intriguing to consider the possibility of life existing on another planet like ours, the two best candidates are so far away that learning more about them presents a big challenge.

Kepler-438b is circling its star at a distance of 470 lightyears from Earth. The other, Kepler-442b, is 1 100 lightyears away.

Kepler-438b has a diameter that is 12% bigger than Earth, and maintains a 70% chance of being rocky, researchers said.

Kepler-442b is about a third larger than Earth, and experts say there is a three in five chance it is a rocky planet.

"We don't know for sure whether any of the planets in our sample are truly habitable," said second author David Kipping, also of Harvard-Smithsonian.

"All we can say is that they're promising candidates."

- AFP

(News24.com - Green section)

Eurica 2015-01-07 13:52

[QUOTE=Optimist;216161]Already congratulated the queen elsewhere, very impressive :cool:[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;215988]Said it elsewhere but I'll repeat it here, Well done to the "offspring".[/QUOTE]

You two make it sound like we have secret little meetings :eek::D

Optimist 2015-01-07 14:00

No point trying to deny it now queenie dear... ;)

Citanul 2015-01-07 14:06

Secret meetings with the Queen - I think the King might have something to say about that. :D

Anyway, congratulations to the offspring from me.

Eurica 2015-01-07 14:11

Thanks for the well wishes :)

Meanwhile I'm trying to watch Miranda but all the aircons are having mental breakdowns from the constant heat in this place. Would not be that big an issue if I was able the get hold of the aircon tech. But he decided that answering his phone is not something that is going to happen today. :mad:

*ripping hair from scull

beetle bailey 2015-01-07 17:13

[QUOTE=Eurica;216176] *ripping hair from scull[/QUOTE]

Heading towards the age of baldness, with a fair amount of hair already lost, I can say with some authority that ripping hair from scull, doesn't help in reducing the heat problem. Crawling naked over glass in the centre of town may help provided there's a little breeze and this is done in the shade. Just trying to be helpful. :rolleyes:

Eurica 2015-01-07 17:23

I'm not sure anything will help in this heat. :eek: And then I hear there is talk of an actual heat wave. So what is this then? Normal summer? I posted a pick I took last night when I picked up the princess. It was 27 degrees at 12. In the night.:eek: Putting on the aircon will help but I'm not sure Eskom can cope with that.

Optimist 2015-01-07 17:58

Don't be such a sissy, go for a jog, you'll feel cool afterwards :D

Eurica 2015-01-07 18:01

[QUOTE=Optimist;216253]Don't be such a sissy, go for a jog, you'll feel cool afterwards :D[/QUOTE]

I thing you spelled dead wrong there. :p

beetle bailey 2015-01-07 18:14

Take a trip up north. Sandtonman, and others, have spoken about a big build up of rain clouds in that area. It's pretty hot down here too but at least I have a portapool that I can cool off in. Bragger!! Yeh yeh I know. Capitalist pig of a person that I am. :)

Flynn 2015-01-08 08:05

Extreme weather these days in Gauteng. Unbearable days ahead I would assume, we have that little rain towards the afternoon which makes the night very hot

Optimist 2015-01-08 08:51

[QUOTE=Flynn;216345]Extreme weather these days in Gauteng. Unbearable days ahead I would assume, we have that little rain towards the afternoon which makes the night very hot[/QUOTE]

What I find odd is that at night it's usually quite cool here outside.
Maybe just me(?) 'cos I'm halfway up a valley or something, but thanks to this I've found that placing a fan just outside on my balcony that blows air in will cool things down better than aircon!

Optimist 2015-01-08 09:58

Had an amusing incident this morning - yesterday I saw that someone was attending to maintenance of my neighbour's dish, today a guy was standing next to the dish with a paintbrush and white paint.

The next thing someone hops into my garden, so of course I shouted out HEY!, WHATYA WANT?!!
Turned out to be our gardenman having a look over the fence as well :rolleyes:
That will teach me to be nosey... :o

Anyway, decided to go ask the guy what paint he's using to resurface the old dish, but he was someone else just applying roof paint, nothing to do with the dish :rolleyes:

Ridiculous... :p

Linoman 2015-01-08 12:27

Was an awesome few days in Vredenburg. Good to be back home. At least i
on leave until 26th so I can take a week and watch everything on my Explora

Optimist 2015-01-08 12:55

Welcome back to "civilisation" Linoman.

So what's the queen's excuse today, heatstroke, exploding aircon unit, couldn't take our compliments anymore, ran out of air, hitch-hiking to CT, private time with the king, sabotaging her work pcs?? :p

Eurica 2015-01-08 13:50

[QUOTE=Optimist;216409]Welcome back to "civilisation" Linoman.

So what's the queen's excuse today, heatstroke, exploding aircon unit, couldn't take our compliments anymore, ran out of air, hitch-hiking to CT, private time with the king, sabotaging her work pcs?? :p[/QUOTE]

Been panicking. Thought I had more time but the child needs to register next week :eek:, so I'm applying for study loans and figuring out transport. I also think she might have registered for the wrong degree so I'm printing out modules to check. Also hoping the zoo I work for will give me the time off to go with her.
So tired. :'(

PS Oh and I watched the Downton Abby xmast special and I thought it boring. This show is not what it once was.

Optimist 2015-01-08 14:10

Ouch, glad to be older in this case... but nice that you're such a caring mother :)

With so few posts to go to the finishing line I thought I'll just add this one more useless one.

How about you Citanul & BB, and anyone else want to take a dip in the sanity-testing pool?

[COLOR=silver]note to king: you're fired :-([/COLOR]

Eurica 2015-01-08 14:25

[QUOTE=Optimist;216418]Ouch, glad to be older in this case... but nice that you're such a caring mother :)

With so few posts to go to the finishing line I thought I'll just add this one more useless one.

How about you Citanul & BB, and anyone else want to take a dip in the sanity-testing pool?

[COLOR=silver]note to king: you're fired :-([/COLOR][/QUOTE]

I can do with a dip in any pool. Sanity testing or otherwise.

I'm losing it now. To register her I must pay a massive amount of money. To borrow the massive amount of money I need proof of registration. :eek::eek:

beetle bailey 2015-01-08 19:36

[QUOTE=Optimist;216418]Ouch, glad to be older in this case... but nice that you're such a caring mother :)

With so few posts to go to the finishing line I thought I'll just add this one more useless one.

How about you Citanul & BB, and anyone else want to take a dip in the sanity-testing pool?

[COLOR=silver]note to king: you're fired :-([/COLOR][/QUOTE]

Sanity-testing pool? Surely that's only for people who THINK they are sane? Here we all KNOW what we are. And sane definitely isn't it.

beetle bailey 2015-01-08 19:38

[QUOTE=Eurica;216425] I'm losing it now. To register her I must pay a massive amount of money. To borrow the massive amount of money I need proof of registration. :eek::eek:[/QUOTE]

A case of which came first, "the chicken or the egg" sort of situation. But good luck with the registering etc.

Optimist 2015-01-08 19:39

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;216486]Sanity-testing pool? Surely that's only for people who THINK they are sane? Here we all KNOW what we are. And sane definitely isn't it.[/QUOTE]

Exactly... but it's getting to be a lonely place :(

Optimist 2015-01-08 19:51

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The last page is here! :cool:

And nothing decided yet............................... :-O

*disappears into the bushes*


[attach]4430[/attach]

beetle bailey 2015-01-08 20:00

[QUOTE=Optimist;216498]The last page is here! :cool:

And nothing decided yet............................... :-O

*disappears into the bushes*


[attach]4430[/attach][/QUOTE]

Nothing decided yet? Decided about what?

Forum King 2015-01-08 21:22

[QUOTE=Optimist;216418]

[COLOR=silver]note to king: you're fired :-([/COLOR][/QUOTE]

:(:(:(
Been having trouble with my internet.

Eurica 2015-01-08 21:51

[QUOTE=Forum King;216520]
Been having trouble with my internet.[/QUOTE]

Siestog.:D

and in other news...

I think the next Lounge should be called The Twilight Zone.:confused:

But then I'm tired and over stressed so what do I know.

Would sound good though. "urm ja boet let's go to The Twilight Zone and have a talk about that":p

Eurica 2015-01-08 22:13

Sorry. Just ignore that post. Stress tried 2 beers. Nothing making sense.

JeanP 2015-01-09 07:32

[QUOTE=Optimist;216498]The last page is here! :cool:

And nothing decided yet............................... :-O

*disappears into the bushes*


[attach]4430[/attach][/QUOTE]

haha cute pic :)

JeanP 2015-01-09 07:32

[QUOTE=Eurica;216523]Sorry. Just ignore that post. Stress tried 2 beers. Nothing making sense.[/QUOTE]

shame hey we have all been there

JeanP 2015-01-09 07:33

in other news i have been re-tiling my shower :D

JeanP 2015-01-09 07:36

[QUOTE=Eurica;215626]
The moon real? No watch Doctor Who. It's an egg.
[/QUOTE]

weird episode that was who knew the Moon is a egg:eek::confused:

PS 1 post to go:D

Eurica 2015-01-09 08:12

Well I guess this is the end. It was nice knowing you all.

Optimist 2015-01-09 09:39

Guess what... this lounge may never expire after all - here's the reason why ( from the "new" lounge):

[QUOTE=Optimist;216583]Anyway, we're going to have 2 lounges for a while - just spoke to MoM, turns out that the techies believe they have fixed the prob with going over 1000 posts, so I suggest we use the older lounge first and see if we can make it explode :D

If successful maybe the lounges can be merged or something.[/QUOTE]

MC Marietjie 2015-01-09 09:42

Well done you lot - 1 000 posts and counting! Definitely not a Slow Lounge this!

Optimist 2015-01-09 10:04

[QUOTE=Forum King;216520]:(:(:(
Been having trouble with my internet.[/QUOTE]

Hmmmm.... ok, guess the Nut Council will swallow that :p

Wot happened to your signature??

Optimist 2015-01-09 10:10

(from other (now ex) lounge)

[QUOTE=Eurica;216590]I can see the headlines already: DStv webside implodes after to many posts from a bunch of nuts in a Lounge thread. :p[/QUOTE]

A much better challenge for 2015 :D

So, did your manage to get the overgrown child registered yet?

Eurica 2015-01-09 10:21

[QUOTE=Optimist;216604](from other (now ex) lounge)



A much better challenge for 2015 :D

So, did your manage to get the overgrown child registered yet?[/QUOTE]

Registration is only next week Friday. Hopefully the bank will have had pity on me before that so that I can pay for it.

But know she is having a breakdown cause the subjects in her English specialisation is not what she wanted. Things about Shakespeare or Keats or Poe or whoever but actually as she quoted it is more about "boarder range of texts including African and South African" (She hates everything South African)

So guess who is now setting up a career guidance session.

I'm so tired.

Orange 2015-01-09 10:30

Here's something interesting...I suddenly have access to all kinds of supposed to be secret forii on the dstv platform...

No idea what to do with that info for the minute. Doesn't seem to be anything really interesting in there.

Orange 2015-01-09 10:43

Howsit all...

Just trying to figure out why the quick reply box doesn't work for me, whether it's a browser issue or something deeper than that.

MC Marietjie 2015-01-09 10:45

[QUOTE=Orange;216611]Here's something interesting...I suddenly have access to all kinds of supposed to be secret forii on the dstv platform...

No idea what to do with that info for the minute. Doesn't seem to be anything really interesting in there.[/QUOTE]

@Orange - I'm trying to figure out why your posts are being auto-moderated as you are not on auto moderation at all. That is why I edited your Forum permissions. I think I accidentally included Field Trials which is the only Forum section that is not readily available.

We had a similar issue with another forumite last year - turns out was his gmail address that caused the problem.

Orange 2015-01-09 10:46

Anyone else having an issue with the quick reply box being a black hole into which whatever you type disappears never to be seen again?

Probably not the right place to ask the question, but it's about the only place I can find where I can expect an intelligent response. ;)

Posting a normal reply takes forever to appear too, as this must be the only forum I've ever come across where a mod has to ok everything that is posted. Makes discussing anything a bit hard when there's a delay...

Orange 2015-01-09 10:49

[QUOTE=MC Marietjie;216619]@Orange - I'm trying to figure out why your posts are being auto-moderated as you are not on auto moderation at all. That is why I edited your Forum permissions. I think I accidentally included Field Trials which is the only Forum section that is not readily available.

We had a similar issue with another forumite last year - turns out was his gmail address that caused the problem.[/QUOTE]

I have a gmail address...would changing that possibly help?

Apologies for the multi-posts in the Lounge...I accept that this is not what it's for... :)

MC Marietjie 2015-01-09 10:51

[QUOTE=Orange;216633]I have a gmail address...would changing that possibly help?

Apologies for the multi-posts in the Lounge...I accept that this is not what it's for... :)[/QUOTE]

Have just checked one your profile - there is an absamail account. Perhaps see if you can change it.

Orange 2015-01-09 10:55

Test message to see if this works now.

Orange 2015-01-09 10:56

Ok, let's try that again.

MC Marietjie 2015-01-09 10:57

Nope, doesn't work. Let's continue this discussion on PM.

Orange 2015-01-09 10:58

Sounds like a plan. Sorry guys.

But on the plus side, we've added another 10 posts to the Lounge... :D

Orange 2015-01-09 11:12

So, what've people got planned for the weekend? Anything interesting?

Orange 2015-01-09 11:41

The problem with having a posting issue is that you actually have to post something to see if it's working or not.

Right now I think I should send my posts via SAPO, might get them sooner! :D

Optimist 2015-01-09 11:55

That was a bit like getting a crossed-line on a phone call :eek::D

@Orange - not sure how the quick post option works, I think most don't use it 'cos it's not too user friendly.

Interesting morning... never a normal moment here, guess that's to be expected ;)

Orange 2015-01-09 12:01

I'm just patiently waiting now for a new profile I created to be activated. I've clicked on all the relevant links, so it's up to the other side now to do their thing. Maybe that'll work for me.

I usually like the quick reply link, because it's exactly that, quick. When you're dealing with a slow internet (at times), having multiple pages having to load takes too long.

Geoff D 2015-01-09 12:24

I have been trying to post something all morning with an attachment and it has been failing as well so Murphy must be sitting on the line somewhere ..... absorbing all the electrons. ........:D:D

Forum King 2015-01-09 12:30

[QUOTE=Optimist;216599]Hmmmm.... ok, guess the Nut Council will swallow that :p

Wot happened to your signature??[/QUOTE]
[IMG]http://www.spin.com/sites/all/files/tumblr_naiwasv2gW1srn7oro2_500.gif[/IMG]
The Lounge passed 1000 posts !!!:D

MC Marietjie 2015-01-09 12:32

[QUOTE=Orange;216663]I'm just patiently waiting now for a new profile I created to be activated. I've clicked on all the relevant links, so it's up to the other side now to do their thing. Maybe that'll work for me.

I usually like the quick reply link, because it's exactly that, quick. When you're dealing with a slow internet (at times), having multiple pages having to load takes too long.[/QUOTE]

Your new profile is now approved. Deleted the Orange one.

OrangeII 2015-01-09 12:36

[QUOTE=Geoff D;216666]I have been trying to post something all morning with an attachment and it has been failing as well so Murphy must be sitting on the line somewhere ..... absorbing all the electrons. ........:D:D[/QUOTE]

No...that's just Eskom loadshedding again!

OrangeII 2015-01-09 12:36

In other news, the new profile seems to work! :D

Geoff D 2015-01-09 12:41

Maybe most of you are too young to understand where this comes from .....:p

In the good old days when the best anyone had was a "slingerfoon" connected to a farmline, working through a manual board, one of the 'favourite' excuses for poor services given by operators to users was:

"daar sit al weer kraaie op die lyn" :D:D

Similar to the "we apologise ........" story we get these days .....

Optimist 2015-01-09 12:41

[QUOTE=Orange;216625]Probably not the right place to ask the question, but it's about the only place I can find where I can expect an intelligent response. ;)[/QUOTE]

Aah, a man who understands how things really work :cool:

All your old posts came through in the end, as you said it will help us reach 1 100 faster! :)

OrangeII 2015-01-09 12:43

[QUOTE=Optimist;216679]Aah, a man who understands how things really work :cool:

All your old posts came through in the end, as you said it will help us reach 1 100 faster! :)[/QUOTE]

I think they all showed up when MoM deleted the profile!!

Talking of nanny states (in the EPL thread)...how about having MoM(my) read all your posts BEFORE they're posted!! :D

MC Marietjie 2015-01-09 12:46

[QUOTE=OrangeII;216681]I think they all showed up when MoM deleted the profile!![/QUOTE]

Nope, they all showed up when MoM approved them BEFORE deleting the profile.

beetle bailey 2015-01-09 12:46

Darn. Seems like my sabotaging Orange's profile didn't work properly. He got back into the lounge. Now, because he knows my family, I'll have to continue behaving myself. Unless someone else can do something about it for me? Private drinking booths perhaps?

However congratulations to all on achieving the milestone of 1000 posts. Are we now aiming for 2000?

OrangeII 2015-01-09 12:58

Nevermind knowing your family, I know where you live...

Optimist 2015-01-09 13:07

Hmm, I see football hooliganism has found its way here as well, definitely a day for the record books. (But won't be travelling to CT anytime soon.)

@ secretary Eurica :p , please take note of the days' events.

@Geoff - I think Murphy works for the municipalities :(

Geoff D 2015-01-09 13:43

[QUOTE=Optimist;216704]Hmm, I see football hooliganism has found its way here as well, definitely a day for the record books. (But won't be travelling to CT anytime soon.)

@ secretary Eurica :p , please take note of the days' events.

@Geoff - I think Murphy works for the municipalities :([/QUOTE]

He also has permanent residence in our IT department ;), as we discovered this morning! Thank goodness for dual backups is all I can say!

OrangeII 2015-01-09 13:48

I have a personal theory that Murphy is a bit like Santa Claus...able to be everywhere, all at the same time...

Optimist 2015-01-09 13:52

Here's a weird(?) other theory some have - maybe he's there to keep us on our toes.... :eek:

Optimist 2015-01-09 14:11

If anyone else is having a problem like I was in now getting The Lounge to be marked as read;

Go to User CP (Control Panel), also near the top click on Quick Links, then in its dropdown list click on Mark Forums Read.

Optimist 2015-01-09 14:42

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Ok, I really have to take more breaks for here, you all must be sick of me :o:rolleyes:

Here's why :eek:
(To see the list yourselves anytime click on the number of replies for a post as indicated by the mouse-hand in the picture.)

Bye :'-(

[attach]4452[/attach]

Eurica 2015-01-09 16:01

I'm second!? This is not acceptable. Will need to post more. Not sure what.

I'll have a cold one and ponder it.

Optimist 2015-01-09 18:46

At least that will mean I can become a regular again sooner, thanks! :cool:

More stats, this is even interestinger ;)

[B]Name[/B] ....................... [B]Total forum average posts per day since registration (includes days without posts)[/B]

Optimist ....................... 7.28
Geoff D ....................... 5.82
MC Marietjie ....................... 3.61
gwalker ....................... 3.20
OrangeII ....................... "2.51"
MC Nic ....................... 2.44
Merv ....................... 2.26
Sandtonman ....................... 1.90
JeanP ....................... 1.69
Mad Cat ....................... 1.67
lyndonl ....................... 1.64
Flynn ....................... 1.61
ivanj ....................... 1.57
beetle bailey ....................... 1.41
Eurica ....................... 1.32
Simon ....................... 1.29
Citanul ....................... 1.28
KennethM ....................... 0.97
LesleyH ....................... 0.83
Dominic ....................... 0.78
Sankie ....................... 0.77
Forum King ....................... 0.66
cdbjhb ....................... 0.37
Toilet Duck ....................... 0.37
Crusher ....................... 0.35
Staffy ....................... 0.34
Linoman ....................... 0.32
chrisvdh ....................... 0.31
Homealone ....................... 0.20
gman7 ....................... 0.18
GetDownAdam....................... 0.11
[FRED] ....................... 0.04
caneman ....................... 0.03
MikeR ....................... 0.02
gavinpaget ....................... 0.01
idamgfrost ....................... 0.01
Minon#1 ....................... 0.01
GateGirl ....................... 0.00


:eek::eek: I'm a lunatic!!

beetle bailey 2015-01-10 12:24

[QUOTE=OrangeII;216692]Nevermind knowing your family, I know where you live...[/QUOTE]

EEEK!! Eurica, you got a spare room for me?

beetle bailey 2015-01-10 12:37

[QUOTE=Optimist;216772]Ok, I really have to take more breaks for here, you all must be sick of me

Here's why
(To see the list yourselves anytime click on the number of replies for a post as indicated by the mouse-hand in the picture.)

Bye :'-(

[attach]4452[/attach][/QUOTE]

Ok. Thanks for this info which I saw just in time. Sort of. Guess what I was doing? Going through all the posts one by one and making a note of who was posting and how many times. Got up to the 500th post and took a break. (Yesterday). At that time optimist had posted 131 times. Eurica 91, beetle 78, Jean P 49, Citanul 38 and our wonderful leader, Forum King, a magnificent 36 times. I was just about to continue with this task but decided to look at the forum first. Shocked, disgusted, frustrated, upset, sulking etc to see that my hours and hours of work, including many more hours of overtime, have all been unneccesary because optimist, :mad:, has somehow obtained all those stats already.

Just for the heck of it, there were 22 people who posted during the first period of 500 messages.

Anyway, I suppose this does at least indicate one good thing.

[SIZE="5"]THAT ALL GREAT MINDS THINK ALIKE!!.[/SIZE] ;):D

Eurica 2015-01-10 12:37

BB Anytime. ☺

beetle bailey 2015-01-10 12:42

[QUOTE=Eurica;216876]BB Anytime. ☺[/QUOTE]

Phew. Thanks for that. Will wait till your weather cools down a bit. Unless the wife kicks me out first or Orange pays me an unwelcome visit in which case the knock on your door could be from me. Or Forum King?

Optimist 2015-01-10 12:45

@BB - The stats on the previous page were gathered so quickly 'cos...

1. I have too much time on my hands (not really though, who do I think I'm kidding :rolleyes:)

2. I'm well practiced with fiddling on this forum :p

Sorry to do in your efforts, karma's a bi*ch.
Anyway, Citanul is the most proficient one in the stats dept. (although it was my highest aptitude score as well years ago).

Ooooops... and there I go posting again :eek:
Someone please hand me the lounge handcuffs :o

beetle bailey 2015-01-10 12:53

[QUOTE=Optimist;216879]@BB - The stats on the previous page were gathered so quickly 'cos...

1. I have too much time on my hands (not really though, who do I think I'm kidding :rolleyes:)

2. I'm well practiced with fiddling on this forum :p

Sorry to do in your efforts, karma's a bi*ch.
Anyway, Citanul is the most proficient one in the stats dept. (although it was my highest aptitude score as well years ago).

Ooooops... and there I go posting again :eek:
Someone please hand me the lounge handcuffs :o[/QUOTE]

Not handing you the Lounge handcuffs but giving you the key to the door. Think that without your posts the Lounge may have been shut down by now. Our erstwhile "King", who SHOULD BE LEADING US, has disappointed by only posting about 80? posts in comparison to the high figures posted by yourself and Eurica. I ask you? Is this the way a King should lead his people? Surely he should lead by example?

He also made great fanfare of sticky stardust, or whatever her name is, going to be joining us in the Lounge. What happened to her? Don't think I saw one post from her. I now ask what action did Forum King take against this person for defying his orders?

Hopefully our erstwhile leader will be more to the fore over the posting of the next 1000 or so posts.

Optimist 2015-01-10 13:04

Thank you kindly, sir, and for your and others' efforts too.

...Definitely a problem with mothers, or names starting with Z, or royalty, or who knows what :rolleyes:
And we'll never find out, our resident shrink is AWOL spending his ill gotten fortune as usual :-(

BTW, that 2nd list about all posts has the names for everyone from all 3 lounges, only left out MC Thami as that's expired.
Wonder how he's doing, maybe he's among us...

Optimist 2015-01-10 13:16

@MoM - still was having thread-not-read issues with the Lounge (EDIT: this morning but ok since), anyone else?

I don't think due to going over 1000 posts, maybe caused by those faulty Orange posts. Think we've seen similar elsewhere before.

Ta

(*end*)

Optimist 2015-01-11 11:08

Just spotted the queen stumbling around in the service alley, shameful!

And guess what, his lordship has visited us but can't be bothered to speak down to our level... :(

Proof: Here's his new signature;

[SIZE=2][QUOTE][SIZE=2]I have recently noticed that the lounge is full of crazy people [/SIZE]:eek:[/QUOTE][/SIZE]

Guess I can't stop posting here if everyone is going to think that they're allowed to rest on Sundays... wot a cheek, get back to work! :rolleyes:

Eurica 2015-01-11 11:12

[QUOTE=Optimist;216933]Just spotted the queen stumbling around in the service alley, shameful!
[SIZE=2][/SIZE][/QUOTE]

Where? What? :confused:

Optimist 2015-01-11 11:21

[QUOTE=Eurica;216936]Where? What? :confused:[/QUOTE]

Behind the Lounge... trying to deny it? :)

Oh, look, lots of empty bottles there too.

Eurica 2015-01-11 11:26

[QUOTE=Optimist;216939]Behind the Lounge... trying to deny it? :)

Oh, look, lots of empty bottles there too.[/QUOTE]

I was trying to clean up the place a little. People just stumble in. Make a few random remarks. Drink all the alcohol, eat the snacks and then disappear again. Geez. The place is a mess.

Citanul 2015-01-11 11:44

[QUOTE=Optimist;216933]Proof: Here's his new signature;
[QUOTE] I have recently noticed that the lounge is full of crazy people :eek:[/QUOTE][/QUOTE]

He only noticed recently? :confused:

beetle bailey 2015-01-11 13:24

Queen too drunk to even notice the empty bottles at the back of the lounge. Tsk tsk. Maybe we need to hire someone to come in and clean up for us. Perhaps the Queen should consider hiring a "certain" waitress?

As for out King!!!! It's those in authority like him that caused the French Revolution.

beetle bailey 2015-01-11 13:26

[QUOTE=Citanul;216942]He only noticed recently? :confused:[/QUOTE]

I've said enough about this person and how useless he is so not going to add anything else. Talk about someone being S ...... L.......O.........W to realise things. Just hope he's better when it comes to writing exams. Or rather in remembering the answers.

Eurica 2015-01-11 13:34

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;216951]Queen too drunk to even notice the empty bottles at the back of the lounge. Tsk tsk. Maybe we need to hire someone to come in and clean up for us. Perhaps the Queen should consider hiring a "certain" waitress?[/QUOTE]

Hey wait I was the one who noticed the mess and is now trying to clean it up.

I'm sure the waitress will help but she operates on tips. Lots of tips.

Optimist 2015-01-11 13:51

I will send you army call up papers for the waitress-offspring. Tips?? Don't be ridiculous, have you seen the charge increases for entry to the Lounge for 2015! Outrageous!

Whatever happened to that character called Merv, he used to help slap the queen into shape. Posts every once in a blue moon but has NEVER visited the modern Lounge :confused:

Eurica 2015-01-11 13:58

[QUOTE=Optimist;216959]I will send you army call up papers for the waitress-offspring. Tips?? Don't be ridiculous, have you seen the charge increases for entry to the Lounge for 2015! Outrageous!

Whatever happened to that character called Merv, he used to help slap the queen into shape. Posts every once in a blue moon but has NEVER visited the modern Lounge :confused:[/QUOTE]

Call up papers :D Funny man you are. Oh and don't worry about the Lounge charges. It is waved for the top three visitors :)

Yes I two have not seen Merv is a very long time. Not even on Twitter come to think of it :confused:

Homealone 2015-01-11 14:15

[QUOTE=Eurica;216962] ..... It is waved for the top three visitors ..... [/QUOTE]

..... and waived for the rest? ;)

Eurica 2015-01-11 14:21

[QUOTE=Homealone;216966]..... and waived for the rest? ;)[/QUOTE]

Jaja like I told someone else the other day. I'm typing in my second language here. Give me grief and you can go Google translate my afrikaans posts. [emoji48]

Optimist 2015-01-11 14:51

If my Afrikaans was even 50% as good as your English I would be very proud of myself. Some of your Englikaans expressions are very amusing though :D

Optimist 2015-01-11 15:05

Have to share some of this private message, apologies to the author who shall go unnamed but it's too funny not to :)

[QUOTE]I keep missing my PM messages. I think the heat has fried my last not beer soaked brain cell. :eek:[/QUOTE]

Eurica 2015-01-11 15:07

[QUOTE=Optimist;216977]If my Afrikaans was even 50% as good as your English I would be very proud of myself. Some of your Englikaans expressions are very amusing though :D[/QUOTE]

Typing is one thing, The talking. Oi. That's not pretty at all. The child will always take over the talking when I stumble on in my (according to her) horrible afrikaans Free State boere accent. :o

Optimist 2015-01-11 15:53

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[QUOTE=Eurica;216981]Typing is one thing, The talking. Oi. That's not pretty at all. The child will always take over the talking when I stumble on in my (according to her) horrible afrikaans Free State boere accent. :o[/QUOTE]

No prob, when you move in with BB, Henry Higgins (Citanul) can visit and give you pronunciation lessons ;)

[I][ATTACH]4474[/ATTACH] [SIZE=5][COLOR=magenta]"Wouldn't It Be Loverly?..."[/COLOR][/SIZE] [ATTACH]4476[/ATTACH][/I]

Eurica 2015-01-11 15:56

Trust me the offspring has tried.

PS I heard a rumour she is lurking around.....

Optimist 2015-01-11 16:11

[QUOTE=Eurica;216986]Trust me the offspring has tried.

PS I heard a rumour she is lurking around.....[/QUOTE]

As the official forum spy, I deduce that the offspring's forum name is Lady Q :p

But tell her she's reading the older lounge :eek: or is she maybe trying to catch up?

Lady Q 2015-01-11 16:14

[QUOTE=Optimist;216987]As the official forum spy, I deduce that the offspring's forum name is Lady Q :p

But tell her she's reading the older lounge :eek: or is she maybe trying to catch up?[/QUOTE]

There goes my promising career in espionage...

Actually, I was just checking my mother's posts for discrepancies between her grammar/spelling and the universally agreed English we all choose to speak. And why does she keep referring to me as an American punk rock band?

-starts cleaning up all the beer bottles-

Optimist 2015-01-11 16:19

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Welcome oh honoured, majestic offspring-lady Q

[ATTACH]4479[/ATTACH]

But beware of BB, he tends to bite relatives :eek:

Keep up the good work turning yer hooligan mom into a lady herself ;)

Citanul 2015-01-11 16:20

[QUOTE=Optimist;216983]No prob, when you move in with BB, Henry Higgins (Citanul) can visit and give you pronunciation lessons ;)[/QUOTE]

I don't do pronunciation; I'm a spelling and grammar man. :D

Lady Q 2015-01-11 16:22

[QUOTE=Optimist;216991]Welcome oh honoured, majestic offspring-lady Q

[ATTACH]4479[/ATTACH][/QUOTE]

Oh, I like you. :cool:

"Hooligan mum." -jots that down in her little book next to 'decrepit old woman"-

Citanul 2015-01-11 16:22

[QUOTE=Lady Q;216988]And why does she keep referring to me as an American punk rock band?[/QUOTE]

Maybe she's trying to encourage you to Come Out and Play. :cool:

And welcome to the insanity that is [B][I]The Lounge[/I][/B].

Lady Q 2015-01-11 16:24

[QUOTE=Citanul;216998]Maybe she's trying to encourage you to Come Out and Play. :cool:

And welcome to the insanity that is [B][I]The Lounge[/I][/B].[/QUOTE]

That was so smooth, Dove will want royalties.

Thank you! I'm already quite attached to all you lovely nutters.

Eurica 2015-01-11 16:24

[QUOTE=Optimist;216991]Welcome oh honoured, majestic offspring-lady Q

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But beware of BB, he tends to bite relatives

Keep up the good work turning yer hooligan mom into a lady herself ;)[/QUOTE]

Hey wait a moment. Reverse the truck! Hooligan :eek:

[QUOTE=Citanul;216992]I don't do pronunciation - I'm a spelling and grammar man. :D[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=Lady Q;216988]There goes my promising career in espionage...

Actually, I was just checking my mother's posts for discrepancies between her grammar/spelling and the universally agreed English we all choose to speak. And why does she keep referring to me as an American punk rock band?

-starts cleaning up all the beer bottles-[/QUOTE]

Oh no. Now there's two of you checking my spelling and grammar. -runs away-

Eurica 2015-01-11 16:31

[QUOTE=Optimist;216983]
[I][ATTACH]4474[/ATTACH] [SIZE=5][COLOR=magenta]"Wouldn't It Be Loverly?..."[/COLOR][/SIZE] [ATTACH]4476[/ATTACH][/I][/QUOTE]

Thanks Brian. You have no replaced earworm "we all live in a yellow submarine, a yellow submarine, a yellow submarine" with "wouldn't it be loverly, loverly"
My Fair Lady. I do love that movie.

Optimist 2015-01-11 16:36

You're most welcome ;-)

[QUOTE=Eurica;217003]Hey wait a moment. Reverse the truck! Hooligan :eek:[/QUOTE]

Nope! :p Earn a better image first.

[QUOTE=Eurica;217003]Oh no. Now there's two of you checking my spelling and grammar. -runs away-[/QUOTE]

And now there's two Bloem nutters, too much for me! :eek:
"Laters"
*vanishes in a puff of smoke*

Eurica 2015-01-11 16:48

[QUOTE=Optimist;217009]
Nope! :p Earn a better image first [/QUOTE]

You guys gave me that image. I just played along. [emoji15]

Or are you talking about my adoring kitty profile image [emoji41]

Optimist 2015-01-11 16:55

[QUOTE=Eurica;217012]You guys gave me that image. I just played along. [emoji15][/QUOTE]

Hmmm, @ offspring-lady Q - methinks self-deception is another trait requiring attention...

[QUOTE=Eurica;217012]Or are you talking about my adoring kitty profile image [emoji41][/QUOTE]

and emotional manipulation...


Must go, bye :p

Eurica 2015-01-11 16:57

[QUOTE=Optimist;217015]Must go, bye :p[/QUOTE]

NOOOOOOO I'm bored. Talk to me [emoji22]

Optimist 2015-01-11 17:44

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*Rushes back in again*

Looks like your kitty is quite a tear-jerker elsewhere too... :D

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And here's a mate for her;

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*Rushes off again, this time with the handcuffs :'-( *

Eurica 2015-01-11 17:49

Oh my dear holy sweet cuteness! [emoji79] I need that as my profile pic.
PS no idea how to do that.
*puts on thinking cap*

Homealone 2015-01-11 18:01

[QUOTE=Eurica;216969]Jaja like I told someone else the other day. I'm typing in my second language here. Give me grief and you can go Google translate my afrikaans posts. [emoji48][/QUOTE]

I could not resist - 'waved' is a subtle word-play for what a queen does

everyday - i.e. waving at her subjects - so, nothing wrong with your typing! :p

(jeepers - I narrowly escaped the guillotine with my ad-libbing - sssssshhh)

Eurica 2015-01-11 18:07

[QUOTE=Homealone;217030]I could not resist - 'waved' is a subtle word-play for what a queen does

everyday - i.e. waving at her subjects - so, nothing wrong with your typing! :p

(jeepers - I narrowly escaped the guillotine with my ad-libbing - sssssshhh)[/QUOTE]

Thank you kind sir. Support for your Queen is noted. [emoji8]

beetle bailey 2015-01-11 18:08

Ok, having been tipped off by "someone" that there's been lots of activity in the Lounge I decided to come see what the noise was all about.

Firstly welcome to Lady Q. However, this being a Lounge that sells alcohol we may need to keep quiet about your presence here. Unless you are over 18? But you still more than welcome to come clean up the place whenever you have the time. I know how busy you must be what with having to look after the decrepit old one, studies, waitressing and who knows what else. But try your best. Unfortunately some, no names but look around your neighbourhood, don't know when to stop drinking nor how to put empty bottles where they should go. I've given up trying to teach her.

Merv, Merv where are you? Don't think I've seen many posts from him in the Sports section either. If any.

As to language problems this reminds me of when I was at school and had to write an Afrikaans essay. Handed in with blue ink on white paper. Looked good. Teacher though thought he/she was an artist and covered most of what I had handed in with red pen. Was colourful I suppose.

Sorry to have missed out on all the earlier banter but it's fairly warm here so I've been lounging in the sun with a book. Gets too hot and it was jump into the pool. This and watching some cricket. ;)

Merv 2015-01-11 18:16

Hey Hey, wassup you bunch of crazies!

Back to the cricket for now I go :p

Eurica 2015-01-11 18:19

Firstly DECREPIT! I could lock you in the dungeons for that.
Secondly The Q one is almost 19 [emoji33]
Thirdly That essay sounds like when I type something on the pc. So many wiggly red lines under words.
Thirdly I wish I had a pool
Fourthly Merv is alive!

Lady Q 2015-01-11 18:24

-resumes picking up bottles- Good grief.

I also want to state that my mother has never been tested for 'The Crazy' and has been lying to all of you.

Eurica 2015-01-11 18:43

[QUOTE=Lady Q;217040]-resumes picking up bottles- Good grief.

I also want to state that my mother has never been tested for 'The Crazy' and has been lying to all of you.[/QUOTE]

It's 30°. Q complaining about being a bit chilly and asking for a jacket or something.

Now I ask you. Who is the crazy one.

cdbjhb 2015-01-11 18:45

[url]http://animalsdoingstuff.com[/url]

Lady Q 2015-01-11 18:52

[url]http://animperfectfit.tumblr.com/post/107799771569/angry-dogs-fence[/url]

beetle bailey 2015-01-11 19:00

[QUOTE=Merv;217036]Hey Hey, wassup you bunch of crazies!

Back to the cricket for now I go :p[/QUOTE]

Should have stayed in the Lounge rather than going back to the cricket. How'd the Proteas expect to win the game with only one Cobra player in the side? Anyway that's for another Forum. If we continue with a sports discussion here the Forum Polisieman will come and take us to task. Like others he too gets very official when he's had a drink or two. Or more.

Don't be a stranger.

Merv 2015-01-11 19:13

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Don't be a stranger.[/QUOTE]

:( yeah, ah well its mostly our B team

Will try not to be a stranger, waking up in the middle of nowhere with a view like this on Monday or being in front of my laptop, quite an easy decision ;)
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Forum King 2015-01-11 20:14

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;216881]Not handing you the Lounge handcuffs but giving you the key to the door. Think that without your posts the Lounge may have been shut down by now. [U][I][B]Our erstwhile "King", who SHOULD BE LEADING US, has disappointed by only posting about 80[/B][/I][/U]? posts in comparison to the high figures posted by yourself and Eurica. I ask you? [U][I][B]Is this the way a King should lead his people?[/B][/I][/U] Surely he should lead by example?

Hopefully our erstwhile leader will be more to the fore over the posting of the next 1000 or so posts.[/QUOTE]

[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/GJI88cw.gif[/IMG]

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Optimist 2015-01-11 21:17

[QUOTE=Forum King;217065][IMG]http://i.imgur.com/GJI88cw.gif[/IMG]

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[/QUOTE]

:rolleyes: These superheros think they can trod all over the masses, just like in tonight's premiere movie.

Making a special appearance for BB.
From the "other Lounge" which is becoming a bit confusing (will probably close soon as the one tech issue appears cleared up);

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;217052]Hey, hey. Steady on. I was all prepared to post the following only to then read that MoM had advised that we could go over the 1000 mark. Only now have I noticed this thread. The following is just a draft that would have still needed some work on it.

Yet again hours and hours of my precious time wasted.
...[/QUOTE]

Humblest apologies Mr. President, again :o , seems I've been stepping on your toes a few times this week...

*walks away with dignity*

Citanul 2015-01-11 21:43

[QUOTE=Optimist;217068]:rolleyes: These superheros think they can trod all over the masses, just like in tonight's premiere movie.[/QUOTE]

It seems that the King is claiming that because he's the Flash, he doesn't have time to spend in the Lounge. Yet the Flash is the fastest man alive, so should be able to deal with the villains quicker than other heroes, giving him [I]more[/I] time to attend to his subjects.

beetle bailey 2015-01-11 22:04

The King better come up with something good real quick. His subjects are revolting. :D (You can interpret that as you wish). :D

Eurica 2015-01-11 22:11

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;217072]The King better come up with something good real quick. His subjects are revolting. :D (You can interpret that as you wish). :D[/QUOTE]

Ja please King. The poor Queen is losing the little of what is left of her sanity trying to keep this place from imploding.
P.S. Revolting? Really BB. Talk about dubbel meanings. [emoji33]

Citanul 2015-01-11 22:41

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;217072]His subjects are revolting. :D[/QUOTE]

Oh I don't know, some of them are nice chaps.

(A prize of [SIZE=1][COLOR=White]absolutely nothing[/COLOR][/SIZE] to anyone who knows where that comes from)

Forum King 2015-01-12 00:22

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[QUOTE=Citanul;217076]Oh I don't know, some of them are nice chaps.

(A prize of [SIZE=1][COLOR=White]absolutely nothing[/COLOR][/SIZE] to anyone who knows where that comes from)[/QUOTE]

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I`ll be back in a flash later today :eek:.

OrangeII 2015-01-12 07:57

Frosty Frosty Frosty...you'd think someone calling himself the King would know that if a question such as this is posed, Google is not an acceptable way of finding the answer. You either know, or you don't.

The main question however, is how Citanul knows? The Goons were WAY before his (and my) time!

Oh, and in five more posts in the lounge I will have passed me.

Citanul 2015-01-12 09:15

[QUOTE=OrangeII;217117]Frosty Frosty Frosty...you'd think someone calling himself the King would know that if a question such as this is posed, Google is not an acceptable way of finding the answer. You either know, or you don't.[/quote]

That's why I didn't offer an actual prize as the answer could easily be found by Google. Although I have to give the King credit for being upfront about his use.

[quote]The main question however, is how Citanul knows? The Goons were WAY before his (and my) time![/QUOTE]

I've been a fan of the Goons since high school - I had a bunch of friends who were also into them, and in most cases I think it was our parents who turned us on to them. And I remember listening to them on a Saturday evening on SAfm (I think it might still have been Radio South Africa back then).

OrangeII 2015-01-12 09:25

[QUOTE=Citanul;217184]And I remember listening to them on a Saturday evening on SAfm (I think it might still have been Radio South Africa back then).[/QUOTE]

More likely Springbok Radio...I think they used to play those sorts of radio comics (for want of a better term).

Citanul 2015-01-12 10:06

[QUOTE=OrangeII;217195]More likely Springbok Radio...I think they used to play those sorts of radio comics (for want of a better term).[/QUOTE]

It definitely wasn't Springbok Radio as that closed in 1985 and I only moved to South Africa in 1986, so I never listened to it.

OrangeII 2015-01-12 10:18

[QUOTE=Citanul;217219]It definitely wasn't Springbok Radio as that closed in 1985 and I only moved to South Africa in 1986, so I never listened to it.[/QUOTE]

Ok. You'd know better then.

Remembering what happened 30 years ago is not my strong point! :cool:

cdbjhb 2015-01-12 10:26

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Maybe we should have a competition and he judges for himself.

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OrangeII 2015-01-12 10:31

[QUOTE=cdbjhb;217228]Why doesn't Beetle Bailey have an Avatar?:confused:

Maybe we should have a competition and he judges for himself.

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Beetle Bailey probably doesn't know how to get one... :D

beetle bailey 2015-01-12 14:17

[QUOTE=OrangeII;217235]Beetle Bailey probably doesn't know how to get one... :D[/QUOTE]

In the words of the famous Blue Bottle .... "You rotten swine you". :D

Ah The Goons. All good clean, mostly, wacky fun. Unlike today's humour which is mostly below the belt. Now I'm going to follow some more Goons advice and as Blue Bottle would say, "he's fallen in the water". Except I'm off to jump in the pool. Pretty hot today.

Oh, and Orange11, hope you notice I not only KNEW how to attach an avatar but also how to google for it. Getting clever in my old age. :)

From left to right it's Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe. Just in case anyone was/is interested.

Citanul 2015-01-12 14:40

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;217369]Ias Blue Bottle would say, "he's fallen in the water".[/QUOTE]

It was Little Jim who said that (which was close to all he said), not Bluebottle. :p

OrangeII 2015-01-12 16:02

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;217369]In the words of the famous Blue Bottle .... "You rotten swine you". :D[/QUOTE]

It's a rare talent.

[QUOTE]Oh, and Orange11, hope you notice I not only KNEW how to attach an avatar but also how to google for it. Getting clever in my old age. :)[/QUOTE]

I'm suitably impressed. Even if you did (allegedly) misquote and get corrected by someone half your age.

Eurica 2015-01-12 16:55

I never got the listing to a story on the radio thing. Wasn't something we did at home. We had TV for as long as I can remember BUT then the other day someone gave me Cabin Pressure that was on BBC radio. Now I can't stop listening! So funny. :)

beetle bailey 2015-01-12 17:03

Citanul, I'm not too certain that you are correct with that correction to my post. I'm pretty certain it was Blue Bottle who made that comment. However, it was a long time ago that I heard the show so I could perhaps be wrong. But I doubt it.

Guess it's once more to the Google application for a search of the Goon Shows.

I too cannot recall on which radio channel it was but I can remember listening to them towards the end of the 1960s. Reason why I say that is because in those days we used to have reel to reel tape recorders and my wife had one. Used to have the recording speaker up against the radio speaker and record the show. Unfortunately, the playback mode on this recorder no longer works so although I may still have the tapes, I think, I cannot play them. Sad :(

Citanul 2015-01-12 18:11

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I present the following as evidence.

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beetle bailey 2015-01-12 18:46

You very good at making up your own web pages and then making it look like it's something you've googled. :D:D

I've always thought that it was Blue Bottle who spoke those words. Thanks to you I've now learned something new. Thanks Citanul. Oh, and apologies for doubting you.

Know that there are boxsets available of some of the Goons Shows but think they are a bit "pricey". Also that there are some available for free download. Think I must look at downloading one or two episodes and give them a listen.

Homealone 2015-01-12 20:04

@Citanul ..... You Sir, are an inverted synonym for a nutty person ;)

(I just realised that when I scanned one of your posts from right to left)

Citanul 2015-01-12 21:54

[QUOTE=Homealone;217464](I just realised that when I scanned one of your posts from right to left)[/QUOTE]

I'm not quite sure why you'd be doing that, but that is how the name was derived.

Eurica 2015-01-14 19:06

After a long day (in the horrible Bloem heat) of negotiating with the bank, looking and testing them, worrying about insurance, learners licences and standing in long queues, Lady Q now has a scooter and I have a lot of debt.
Only three problems remain. It's doesn't fit in the garage. Looks like I will have to park it on the roof. Second, I can't find the place for the licence disk or work out how to put up the number plates. Thirdly I will need to stick reflective tape all over the thing so that the crazy Bloem drivers can see her. :rolleyes:
Oh and if someone has a high visibility vest I can have that will be much appreciated. :p
And finally lets not forget that I must still show her how to drive the thing.
A mother's work is never done.

beetle bailey 2015-01-14 19:40

Ah. The joys of driving a scooter on a hot Vrystaat evening. Feeling the wind blowing in one's hair. The cooling breeze on one's face. AND THE BUGS GOING INTO ONES MOUTH> :D

Best of luck with the scooter Lady Q, and Eurica if she is also going to be using it. Drive safely. If I ever have to drive up to Durban, where my in-laws stay, I'll do the sensible thing. Go via the Eastern Cape and stay the hell as far away from Bloem as possible. :D

Enjoy the scooter.

Eurica 2015-01-14 20:07

I saw it didn't have petrol. Decided to fill it up for her. Then noticed that she forgot her phone, so I had to take it to her. Two hours later I'm still driving around.
PS Helmet hair!

OrangeII 2015-01-15 07:59

One of the joys of a C-registered car. People with silly letters at the end of their numbers tend to get out of your way thinking you can't drive...it's quite amusing actually, especially on the freeways of Gauteng.

Geoff D 2015-01-15 09:15

[QUOTE=OrangeII;218024]One of the joys of a C-registered car. People with silly letters at the end of their numbers tend to get out of your way thinking you can't drive...it's quite amusing actually, especially on the freeways of Gauteng.[/QUOTE]

Don't you know, all those drivers on the roads that do not belong in your province can't drive?
Just like the dirty looks you get in the Cape and KZN, and muttering under the breath about these "damn Vaalies" :D:eek:

OrangeII 2015-01-15 10:50

[QUOTE=Geoff D;218052]Don't you know, all those droves on the roads that do not belong in your province can't drive?
Just like the dirty looks you get in the Cape and KZN, and muttering under the breath about these "damn Vaalies" :D:eek:[/QUOTE]

That's got more to do with the fact that us locals can't do anything over the holidays without getting swamped than the way they drive. For me at least. But then, I spend enough time on the roads of GP-land to understand and have some chance of predicting what they will possibly do, so I'm a little better off than most.

Actually, it was quite funny some years ago. Went to visit my family in Durban, and decided one day to go to the beachfront. Gauteng cars everywhere you look. Almost no ND cars. Next day we decide to go to the beach again, but this time went to the Bluff (my Gran used to live there, so it was a bit of a trip down memory lane more than anything else). ND cars only just about! Guess we found where the locals go when the "foreigners" are in town!

Geoff D 2015-01-15 11:05

The trick is to have more than one set of number plates ...... helps you blend in and avoids all those problems with doing naughty things :rolleyes:

Or do what we do, we go to places like Sutherland in Winter because even the locals go somewhere else ......

beetle bailey 2015-01-15 11:14

Last time we went to Durban we hired a car. Car came with GP number plates. So, perhaps not all the GP cars that are seen at the various coastal resorts actually contain 'vaalies'?

Personally, I think it's because of the insurance that most hired cars have the GP number plates. The non vaalies know that 'vaalies' don't know how to drive so the insurance companies feel that having the GP number plates on their cars will cause us to think that there's a 'vaalie' behind the wheel. In this way we'll all give them a wide berth and expect them to do the unexpected. Less chance of their cars getting damaged. Darn good idea on their part. ;)

So, Anyone seen any good Sci Fi movies recently? :)

OrangeII 2015-01-15 11:26

[QUOTE=Geoff D;218106]The trick is to have more than one set of number plates ...... helps you blend in and avoids all those problems with doing naughty things :rolleyes:

Or do what we do, we go to places like Sutherland in Winter because even the locals go somewhere else ......[/QUOTE]

Why do you think I don't mind going to visit the in-laws over Christmas? Gauteng is EMPTY.:D

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;218123]Last time we went to Durban we hired a car. Car came with GP number plates. So, perhaps not all the GP cars that are seen at the various coastal resorts actually contain 'vaalies'?

Personally, I think it's because of the insurance that most hired cars have the GP number plates. The non vaalies know that 'vaalies' don't know how to drive so the insurance companies feel that having the GP number plates on their cars will cause us to think that there's a 'vaalie' behind the wheel. In this way we'll all give them a wide berth and expect them to do the unexpected. Less chance of their cars getting damaged. Darn good idea on their part. ;)[/QUOTE]

Actually, experience has shown that Gauteng vehicle owners actually pay HIGHER insurance than Cape Town vehicle owners, but used to pay considerably LOWER license fees (not sure if this is still the case). But neither of these count a damn. What does matter is where the official address of the car owner is. That defines where the car (legally) has to be registered.

Your theory is also flawed in that locals don't typically hire cars in their own home towns, so most likely those behind the wheel of a GP registered hire car ARE Vaalies, and therefore MORE likely to have an accident!

Optimist 2015-01-16 10:11

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Eurica 2015-01-16 10:18

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Lady Q 2015-01-16 10:18

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I couldn't find the Lounge as it was buried under a mountain of beer bottles and I am, admittedly, a terrible waitress. I only accept tips in the form of philosophical statements about food, and drachma because that dude with the ferry charges way too much.

To clarify, I am Sheldon Cooper and scooters are scary and I totally drove it into a literal ditch.

Optimist 2015-01-16 10:25

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OrangeII 2015-01-16 11:33

Am I allowed to say that I'm quite thankful that it's Friday?

Lady Q 2015-01-16 11:34

I'm very scared of that thing so...

[IMG]http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120627161652/spongebob/images/thumb/d/dd/75YearsLater.png/639px-75YearsLater.png[/IMG]

[I]~a dystopian Lounge thread, where remotes run wild and the only source of income is beer bottles~[/I]

No, but, really, though. I should not be this scared of a scooter. I AM THE PRINCESS, FOR THE LOVE OF MERLIN.

Optimist 2015-01-16 11:36

[QUOTE=OrangeII;218330]Am I allowed to say that I'm quite thankful that it's Friday?[/QUOTE]

See the PM I sent yesterday ;)

Disclaimer: The judge represents the Nut Council, not just me :eek:

Optimist 2015-01-16 11:41

[QUOTE=Lady Q;218333]No, but, really, though. I should not be this scared of a scooter. I AM THE PRINCESS, FOR THE LOVE OF MERLIN.[/QUOTE]

Advice sent from the Lounge shrink; "Pretend it's the childhood pony you wished for, then you won't feel nervous."

BTW, you'll be receiving a bill :rolleyes:

OrangeII 2015-01-16 11:42

[QUOTE=Optimist;218334]See the PM I sent yesterday ;)

Disclaimer: The judge represents the Nut Council, not just me :eek:[/QUOTE]

Whoops...didn't see that! Sorry...but if it doesn't announce itself loudly on my pc, then there's a reasonable chance that I'll see it in about 6 months. Hazard of 3 screens, a little silent notification at the top of one tends to get missed!

Eurica 2015-01-16 11:43

Optimist the judge. Now I've seen everything.

We are off to the university this afternoon for registration. Not looking forward to that. This evening there is a welcome something for first years and parents. I hope they sell beer. It is Friday after all :D

OrangeII 2015-01-16 11:45

[QUOTE=Eurica;218341]Optimist the judge. Now I've seen everything.

We are off to the university this afternoon for registration. Not looking forward to that. This evening there is a welcome something for first years and parents. I hope they sell beer. It is Friday after all :D[/QUOTE]

It is also a student facility. No beer and I'd be questioning whether it's worth attending there in the first place.

Optimist 2015-01-16 11:52

[QUOTE=Eurica;218341]Optimist the judge. Now I've seen everything.[/QUOTE]

Says the one chopping heads off every other day... :rolleyes:

BTW, can I have mine back now PLEASE :eek:

Eurica 2015-01-16 11:52

[QUOTE=OrangeII;218342]It is also a student facility. No beer and I'd be questioning whether it's worth attending there in the first place.[/QUOTE]

:eek: Oh no man. Guess I'm going to stay thirsty :mad:

Eurica 2015-01-16 11:54

[QUOTE=Optimist;218345]Says the one chopping heads off every other day... :rolleyes:

BTW, can I have mine back now PLEASE :eek:[/QUOTE]

It is the only way to keep you lot in line and no. :)

Optimist 2015-01-16 12:02

:'-(

*Jumps off cliff*

Lady Q 2015-01-16 12:07

[QUOTE=Optimist;218352]:'-(

*Jumps off cliff*[/QUOTE]

not so optimistic anymore, are we?

Citanul 2015-01-16 12:08

Do you even need a head?

[URL]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_the_Headless_Chicken[/URL]

Forum King 2015-01-16 12:09

[QUOTE=OrangeII;218330]Am I allowed to say that I'm quite thankful that it's Friday?[/QUOTE]

[IMG]http://mrwgifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Spongebob-Squarepants-Goes-Insane.gif[/IMG]
:p

Optimist 2015-01-16 12:21

One of our better group performances :cool: That should keep the white coats out of here for another week :D

Eurica 2015-01-16 12:24

I thought it was them knocking on the door. I was already hiding under the bar counter. :eek:

Citanul 2015-01-16 12:30

[QUOTE=Optimist;218369]That should keep the white coats out of here for another week :D[/QUOTE]

I thought they'd given up on us already, having decided that we're beyond redemption and there's nothing that can be done for us.

Optimist 2015-01-16 12:34

[QUOTE=Citanul;218375]I thought they'd given up on us already, having decided that we're beyond redemption and there's nothing that can be done for us.[/QUOTE]

I think they want to experiment on us now. :(

Eurica 2015-01-16 12:43

[QUOTE=Optimist;218378]I think they want to experiment on us now. :([/QUOTE]

[IMG]http://blogs.discovery.com/.a/6a00d8341bf67c53ef0168e5dfbd0a970c-pi[/IMG]

Forum King 2015-01-16 12:50

Have a great Friday :D
[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/C16Oz.gif[/IMG]

Citanul 2015-01-16 12:57

That's not very responsible behaviour from the King to support the practice of waving chainsaws around.

Forum King 2015-01-16 13:22

[QUOTE=Citanul;218388]That's not very responsible behaviour from the King to support the practice of waving chainsaws around.[/QUOTE]
No its a picture of you with Beetle bailey :p
People from the cape do the strangest things :p

OrangeII 2015-01-16 13:30

[QUOTE=Forum King;218392]No its a picture of you with Beetle bailey :p
People from the cape do the strangest things :p[/QUOTE]

Well, dancing around with a chainsaw would certainly spice up the Minstrel parade tomorrow...

Citanul 2015-01-16 13:35

[QUOTE=OrangeII;218396]Well, dancing around with a chainsaw would certainly spice up the Minstrel parade tomorrow...[/QUOTE]

Assuming it actually happens...

Citanul 2015-01-16 13:39

[QUOTE=Forum King;218392]No its a picture of you with Beetle bailey :p[/QUOTE]

That not us - it must be a pair of imposters as Beetle Bailey and I would never be seen together, for this very reason:

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;216950]And here I was thinking us Slaapstadsters were friends when all the time you are part of the ..... "enemy".[/QUOTE]

OrangeII 2015-01-16 14:18

[QUOTE=Citanul;218399]Assuming it actually happens...[/QUOTE]

There is that.

Optimist 2015-01-16 16:21

[QUOTE=Lady Q;218359]not so optimistic anymore, are we?[/QUOTE]

"Optimist" actually stands for;

[B]O[/B]ther
[B]P[/B]eople's
[B]T[/B]rampoline
[B]I[/B]n
[B]M[/B]y
[B]I[/B]nsanest
[B]S[/B]elf-destructive
[B]T[/B]ransgressions

:p

Tellwho 2015-01-16 18:41

Tellwho
 
Optimist,

I apologise for jumping into the lounge but I am battling to get a diagram and maybe you can assist.
I am trying to connect my new explora to my old SD PVR for extraview.
The SD PVR will feed 1 TV in the bedroom with an eye.
Both decoders or in the TV room.
Please help me.
Thank you,
Tellwho
at [email]trybeaut@gmail.com[/email]

Optimist 2015-01-16 18:52

Welcome @Tellwho,

Sorry, I mostly don't help with installations anymore and it's best done in the [URL="http://forum.dstv.com/forumdisplay.php?f=71"]Installation section[/URL] in your own new thread, certainly not here ;)
There's no diagram for what you want, the older archived options would have to do - see [URL="http://forum.dstv.com/showthread.php?t=3919"][COLOR=royalblue]XtraView - Technical Manual (V3.1)[/COLOR][/URL]

Someone should help you there by Monday, maybe earlier. Also, better to remove your email address from the above post, can lead to spammers :eek:
Good luck

If anyone wants to help him already, here's a post he added there: [URL]http://forum.dstv.com/showthread.php?p=218464&post=218464[/URL]

Optimist 2015-01-17 11:01

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beetle bailey 2015-01-17 12:56

Pleased to see the members of the Lounge have been playing nicely since my last visit.

No "white coats" have shown up yet because they've realised that they need the army to help them remove the nutters from the Lounge. Just too many of us for a couple of white coats to handle.

Unfortunately, or is that fortunately, teh army cannot help at this time as they are busy controlling traffic in the Free State area. Rumours abound that there's some lunatic, or two, trying to ride a scooter and it's causing mayhem.

Finally, I agree with Citanul. Meeting with you folk INSIDE the Lounge is one thing but socialising outside of it is a definite NO NO.

Optimist 2015-01-18 15:49

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Over the festive season we found these great chocs, one of the best bargains I've seen (and tasted :cool::cool:) - assorted Italian pralines for only R50.00 per 500g packet from Checkers.

Don't know if all branches had them and some could well be out of stock, we just got the last few from one of them.

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For the choc-hating royal madam :confused: buy some Salticrax or something.

beetle bailey 2015-01-18 20:10

Due to the lack of comments I'll say that Optimists post about the chocolates reminds me of a trip to the cinema many many years ago. Decades ago. Bought some chocolates from OK Bazaars and ate them while watching the show. Thought they tasted a bit funny but nothing too serious. Didn't finish them though because of this. Came out afterwards and when we got home noticed that the chocolates had worms. YECH!!:eek:

Hopefully those which Optimist bought are worm free.

Thanks for the heads up Optimist. I'll not be going to buy any as I have a cupboard full of chocolates which I, and the wife, received for Christmas. Yes, we still have some left.

Homealone 2015-01-18 22:45

Had a similar experience (donkey's years ago) with a plastic packet of sliced biltong which

I bought at a café late one night. I was hungry (and still a bachelor) and proceeded to eat

some slices (in the dark) from the opened packet while driving back to my digs. After I got

home, I continued eating from the packet (now in the light) and heard and saw a bunch of

crawling insects among what was left in the packet. I ended up cleaning the carpet and

wall sections which got soiled after spewing out everything I had in my mouth. I still get the

heebie-jeebies just thinking about it. :eek:

Optimist 2015-01-19 07:19

*munch, munch* Oh, that's interesting... well, worms can be nutritious. *munch, munch*

OrangeII 2015-01-19 10:49

Chocolates are bad for the diet...I need to be able to ride a lot further than 4.5km (wind or no wind) on my bike before I'll allow myself some of those!

Optimist 2015-01-19 11:00

Yep... so is alcohol, and according to the news it would seem also the inhaling of braai fumes from distant neighbours at the coast ;) , even sports-stress and this Lounge are health risks. :D

I guess moderation is the answer.

*slight pause*
*munch, munch*

OrangeII 2015-01-19 11:42

[QUOTE=Optimist;218753]and according to the news it would seem also the inhaling of braai fumes from distant neighbours at the coast ;) [/QUOTE]

Ag sorry man.

Yesterday's braai was rather nice, I will admit...

Geoff D 2015-01-19 11:58

Ja be careful about making braais in Herolds Bay --- you could find yourself in Court .....:cool:

beetle bailey 2015-01-19 20:04

[QUOTE=Geoff D;218775]Ja be careful about making braais in Herolds Bay --- you could find yourself in Court .....:cool:[/QUOTE]

News to me. Care to explain or am I missing something here?

Anyone ever had those Mam..... worms? Sorry don't know the spelling of the first word but I'm sure you clever people will be able to work it out. And NO, I've not had any nor do I wish to have some.

Geoff D 2015-01-19 22:18

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;218949]News to me. Care to explain or am I missing something here?

Anyone ever had those Mam..... worms? Sorry don't know the spelling of the first word but I'm sure you clever people will be able to work it out. And NO, I've not had any nor do I wish to have some.[/QUOTE]

Mopani worms and no, there is a limit to what I will try.

Yes you are missing something.

Here is a clue.

What does a famous golfer's father, Herolds Bay, braai and court case have in common?
Look up the news on news24.com and you will have the answer.

Optimist 2015-01-20 14:15

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Lady Q 2015-01-20 19:04

Miss Q got over her fear of the scooter (jippy no more mom taxi :D) and following that wonderful thing I was posting the following in FB and I realised as I was typing that naming things can be problematic if people don't know what you are on about.

[I]The plans were made. She would take Ben (scooter) to work. I will meet her there after work with Geoff (the car), I will go home with Ben and she will after her shift come home with Geoff (ok I can see how this sounds a bit naughty) but then the heavens open and gave us some lovely rain and a lot of not wanted hail so ja. I'm not sleeping till after I picked her up with Geoff. (I think I'll stop now) [/I]

Take away the explanations of what Geoff and Ben is and it is a very different tale. :eek::eek::o

Optimist 2015-01-20 19:07

Geoff, what are you up to !??? :eek:

Lady Q 2015-01-20 19:10

The Queen... On my account?!

[img]http://25.media.tumblr.com/e793cf283a028f7a53e312336027aa55/tumblr_mjqflhxOGZ1qa5etko2_r1_250.gif[/img]

Eurica 2015-01-20 19:16

Oh fudge. I did not notice that Miss Q was logged in. I posted under her name. :o

I should ban her from my laptop.

OrangeII 2015-01-21 09:29

It sounds as if Ben ended up being left in the rain all by himself, while Geoff got both the women...

Bit unfair that...poor bloke.

Oh, by the way, it's commonly accepted that motor vehicles, and computers for that matter, are female. If you've ever tried to do anything resembling troubleshooting on either, this will have been obvious to you.

Optimist 2015-01-21 09:40

OrangeII's signature:

[QUOTE]It is what it is.[/QUOTE]

Not according to Quantum Mechanics, it can both be and not be, all at the same time, and in two different places ;):confused::eek:

OrangeII 2015-01-21 10:03

[QUOTE=Optimist;219279]OrangeII's signature:



Not according to Quantum Mechanics, it can both be and not be, all at the same time, and in two different places ;):confused::eek:[/QUOTE]

This is true. But the cat is either dead or alive, depending on whether or not you open the box.

Homealone 2015-01-21 10:14

[QUOTE=OrangeII;219290]This is true. But the cat is either dead or alive, depending on whether or not you open the box.[/QUOTE]

Besides opening the box, you also have to 'look' so the cat can assume one or the other.

Optimist 2015-01-21 10:14

[QUOTE=OrangeII;219290]This is true. But the cat is either dead or alive, depending on whether or not you open the box.[/QUOTE]

What if it meows while the box is still closed...

OrangeII 2015-01-21 10:23

[QUOTE=Optimist;219296]What if it meows while the box is still closed...[/QUOTE]

Then there's a second cat.

Optimist 2015-01-22 10:26

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Of course quantum cats also behave a little differently in the Lounge...

Look what just happened to Frosty! :D

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OrangeII 2015-01-22 12:17

[QUOTE=Optimist;219606]Of course quantum cats also behave a little differently in the Lounge...

Look what just happened to Frosty! :D

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Wasn't there a book or movie or something called King Rat? Or has the lack of carbonated beverages in my life finally caused some damage?

EDIT: Ha. There was indeed a novel and a movie called that. Well done Orange.

beetle bailey 2015-01-22 12:35

Yep. Movie called King Rat starring George Segal as an American POW. He got his name because he traded with the German soldiers. Want to borrow the DVD? The book by James Clavell? wasn't bad either.

Oh, and the above information wasn't googled. All from memory.

OrangeII 2015-01-22 13:51

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;219642]Yep. Movie called King Rat starring George Segal as an American POW. He got his name because he traded with the German soldiers. Want to borrow the DVD? The book by James Clavell? wasn't bad either.

Oh, and the above information wasn't googled. All from memory.[/QUOTE]

Given that the movie came out 10 years before I was born, knowing it even exists is pretty decent...

Geoff D 2015-01-22 14:28

Nooo, all that proves is that you are very good at Googling! :p

OrangeII 2015-01-22 14:59

I merely confirmed the existence via Google. Just to check if I was right. And I was.

Optimist 2015-01-22 16:22

[QUOTE=OrangeII;219690]I merely confirmed the existence via Google. Just to check if I was right. And I was.[/QUOTE]

Pity your edit about it could have been forged ;)

beetle bailey 2015-01-22 19:50

Just a possible correction to my earlier post re-King Rat. I don't think he was in a German POW camp but in a Japanese one. Anyone care to confirm this?

Optimist 2015-01-22 20:14

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;219819]Just a possible correction to my earlier post re-King Rat. I don't think he was in a German POW camp but in a Japanese one. Anyone care to confirm this?[/QUOTE]

[COLOR=purple]Correct.[/COLOR]
[COLOR=purple]From Google:[/COLOR]

[URL="http://www.google.com/url?url=http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059358/&rct=j&frm=1&q=&esrc=s&sa=U&ei=5zzBVIyeJqXV7Ab2h4DgBw&ved=0CB8QFjAC&usg=AFQjCNGsrSp4DJOUFmEPbzhgcUAxAXZhyg"][COLOR=#1a0dab][B]King Rat[/B] (1965) - IMDb[/COLOR][/URL]
[COLOR=#006621]www.imdb.com/title/tt0059358/[/COLOR] Rating: 7.6/10 - 2,760 votes

... [B]King Rat[/B] -- Set in a WWII [COLOR=red]Japanese[/COLOR] [B]POW[/B] camp, this adaptation of the ...


[COLOR=purple]In the case of our own king rat, not sure if it's a S.A. POW camp or a non-geographical cyber camp. [I]Either vay he vil not be allowed to escape![/I][/COLOR] :p

Forum King 2015-01-22 21:06

[QUOTE=Optimist;219825]
[COLOR=purple]In the case of our own king rat, not sure if it's a S.A. POW camp or a non-geographical cyber camp. [I]Either vay he vil not be allowed to escape![/I][/COLOR] [/QUOTE]
:eek::rolleyes::p
[IMG]http://www.iceposter.com/thumbs/MOV_18b98053_b.jpg[/IMG]

I am not afraid to hit trouble makers with a wooden spoon !!!

Optimist 2015-01-23 10:28

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I see the royal cat now has a big dent in its head, the queen will not be amused. :eek:

And where's the President, I voted for him to help control the monarchy...

Aahh, there he is!

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beetle bailey 2015-01-23 11:09

Unfortunately, whenever called to a meeting to account for themselves the King and Queen always find "other" things to do. The King constantly uses the studying excuse while the Queen has headed somewhere on her scooter and perhaps hasn't learnt how to turn the blasted thing around and come back home. Or she's been locked up for drunken driving?

Eurica 2015-01-23 11:22

Since Miss Q came over her fear of little Ben I've not had the chance to drive it again. She is now causing traffic accidents all over town.

Maybe I should get myself lock up for a bit. Can use the rest. :eek:

Citanul 2015-01-23 11:41

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;219975]Unfortunately, whenever called to a meeting to account for themselves the King and Queen always find "other" things to do.[/QUOTE]

I'm beginning to question why we even have a King and Queen. After all, I didn't vote for them, and maybe we'd be better off being an anarcho-syndicalist commune where supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses.

Forum King 2015-01-23 12:17

[QUOTE=Citanul;219987]I'm beginning to question why we even have a King and Queen. After all, I didn't vote for them, and maybe we'd be better off being an anarcho-syndicalist commune where supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses.[/QUOTE]

:eek::eek::eek:
We have had a Democracy for about a Year.

I gave up some powers ,gave the lounge a president and we have Bill Of Human Rights .

What else would you like your own butler.

We have free wifi (Last Month the lounge used 10TB and the stats show Citanul and Optimist consumed about 80% of the 10 TB,[insert shocked smiley].

Optimist 2015-01-23 12:35

It was official online nut council business, in my case hardly used any at all for..........
never mind :o

Wanted to suggest that it's easier just to lock them up, but now the queen [I]wants[/I] that!
Maybe the offspring-princess-elect-lady-Q will keep them busy.

Citanul 2015-01-23 12:54

[QUOTE=Optimist;220008]Wanted to suggest that it's easier just to lock them up, but now the queen [I]wants[/I] that![/QUOTE]

Doesn't that just make it easier? If she wants to be locked up then I think that we should accede to her wishes. The revolution will be far less complicated if we only have to worry about deposing one monarch.

And I'd like to see some official records regarding the WiFi usage. I'm not in the Lounge as often as some other people, so I'm wondering whether the King might be trying to falsely accuse his opponents...

Optimist 2015-01-23 12:58

[QUOTE=Citanul;220011]Doesn't that just make it easier? If she wants to be locked up then I think that we should accede to her wishes. The revolution will be far less complicated if we only have to worry about deposing one monarch.[/QUOTE]

But then she'll be able to say that she cooperated, even volunteered, and gain popularity again - and then another sob story and the trodden on masses will give in again :eek:

Citanul 2015-01-23 15:48

[QUOTE=Optimist;220014]But then she'll be able to say that she cooperated, even volunteered, and gain popularity again - and then another sob story and the trodden on masses will give in again :eek:[/QUOTE]

But as long as there's a well-stocked bar in her cell then she's not going to be interested in trying to gain popularity, and we could always spike her drinks with something that will make her more compliant.

Unfortunately, the King isn't quite as easy to deal with.

Optimist 2015-01-23 16:07

Agreed, just hope the daughter-offspring doesn't end up a problem as well :rolleyes:

For the king, maybe if we cause enough sabotage to keep him busy as The Flash, and then they will have to rebuild the slums.
But he's too fast for us to keep up for long, how do we slow him down!??

beetle bailey 2015-01-23 16:28

[QUOTE=Optimist;220080]Agreed, just hope the daughter-offspring doesn't end up a problem as well :rolleyes:

For the king, maybe if we cause enough sabotage to keep him busy as The Flash, and then they will have to rebuild the slums.
But he's too fast for us to keep up for long, how do we slow him down!??[/QUOTE]

Pay for his drinks? Get him so sloshed that he falls down, rolls over and goes to sleep. Oh wait. He does that already. Wouldn't be surprised if he's hacked into our accounts and then used the Lounge wi fi with our profiles. That could account for the ALLEGEDLY large usage of data by Optimist and Citanul. The King is taking some sort of IT course isn't he?

Citanul 2015-01-23 16:40

Off the top of my head, the best ways I can think of dealing with him are to force him to move quickly for too long, thereby burning him out, or dealing him a crippling injury that would prevent him from being able to run fast.

But I feel some more research is required. So I'm off to go and read some comics to find how just how The Flash has been defeated in the past.

Eurica 2015-01-23 17:38

Good grief. I leave you lot alone for two minutes and mutiny!

BTW the title of queen was not one I asked for. It was given to me. (point to Brian) I was told it comes with free drinks so I went with it. :p

In regards to the wifi use. I also think the king is using most of it for his "studies". I only use it for playing Farmville.

Oh and if you do send me to jail I would like one of those nice Danish (or was it Swedish?) prisons I saw on the internet that looks better than my house. Not the orange is the new black thing. Not sure I could handle that.

Forum King 2015-01-23 17:53

[QUOTE=Citanul;220092]Off the top of my head, the best ways I can think of dealing with him are to force him to move quickly for too long, thereby burning him out, or dealing him a crippling injury that would prevent him from being able to run fast.

But I feel some more research is required. So I'm off to go and read some comics to find how just how The Flash has been defeated in the past.[/QUOTE]
Remember I can go back In time and make sure some of you were not born :eek::cool:;)!!!
[IMG]http://geek-news.mtv.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/cosmictreadmill.jpg[/IMG]

Eurica 2015-01-23 18:04

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Hey Mr Flashy King not even you can go back that far in time. You will need a Tardis. I've been around since forever.

Saw this and thought Ja. Makes sense. Must share. (yes I did the attach thing cause it was so big on the preview post)

Citanul 2015-01-23 18:29

[QUOTE=Forum King;220101]Remember I can go back In time and make sure some of you were not born :eek::cool:;)!!![/QUOTE]

But if you do that, then we won't be around to mutiny against you. And if there's no mutiny against you then there's no reason for you to go back in time, which means you won't have stopped us from being born...

Eurica 2015-01-23 18:33

[QUOTE=Citanul;220107]But if you do that, then we won't be around to mutiny against you. And if there's no mutiny against you then there's no reason for you to go back in time, which means you won't have stopped us from being born...[/QUOTE]

People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but [B]actually [/B]from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint - it's more like a big ball of wibbly wobbly... time-y wimey... stuff.

;)

Optimist 2015-01-23 18:47

[QUOTE=Eurica;220098]BTW the title of queen was not one I asked for. It was given to me. (point to Brian) I was told it comes with free drinks so I went with it. :p[/QUOTE]

:eek: Complete lies I tell you! Just plotted to give the king a headache wife and this is the thanks I get...

[QUOTE=Eurica;220104]...not even you can go back [B]that far[/B] in time.[/QUOTE]

Wot a cheek!! :(

[QUOTE=Eurica;220110]People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but [B]actually [/B]from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint - it's more like a big ball of wibbly wobbly... time-y wimey... stuff.[/QUOTE]

Hmmm, sounds more like the kind of answer an offspring might give :p
Nothing but trouble this family.

Forum King 2015-01-23 18:51

[QUOTE=Citanul;220107]But if you do that, then we won't be around to mutiny against you. And if there's no mutiny against you then there's no reason for you to go back in time, which means you won't have stopped us from being born...[/QUOTE]
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:p:cool:;)

Eurica 2015-01-23 18:54

[QUOTE=Optimist;220113]:eek: Complete lies I tell you! Just plotted to give the king a headache wife and this is the thanks I get...

Hmmm, sounds more like the kind of answer an offspring might give :p
Nothing but trouble this family.[/QUOTE]

The truth hurts my friend. You got me into this :D

Oh and that is actually a quote from Doctor Who. (One of the best episodes ever by the way.Blink. Look it up) All me. Miss Q is working. No typy type from her tonight.

Optimist 2015-01-23 19:04

[QUOTE=Eurica;220119]Oh and that is actually a quote from Doctor Who. (One of the best episodes ever by the way.Blink. Look it up) All me.[/QUOTE]

And a cheat as well... using other people's brightness and saying it's all her :mad: GUARDS! ARREST THAT WOMAN!!

Enough of this :rolleyes: I think I'll go off on one of my vacations.

Eurica 2015-01-23 19:15

[QUOTE=Optimist;220122]And a cheat as well... using other people's brightness and saying it's all her :mad: GUARDS! ARREST THAT WOMAN!!

Enough of this :rolleyes: I think I'll go off on one of my vacations.[/QUOTE]

Hey never said it was my cleverness 😆 was wondering how many will recognise the quote. It is well known in the Whovian universe

Citanul 2015-01-23 19:22

[QUOTE=Eurica;220125]was wondering how many will recognise the quote.[/QUOTE]

I did. :cool: