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Forum King 2014-01-10 07:58

The "Lounge Thread" Part 2
 
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Part 2 -"The Madness Continues."

[LEFT][CENTER][FONT=Lucida Sans Unicode][SIZE=4]Welcome Forumites to only Officially sanctioned Off-Topic Thread of The Forum.
Here You can be yourself and reveal that you are Really crazy[Cough]I mean you Eurica!{cough].

As with In Live you will Find Party Poopers that will ruining your Experience and inflict Damage on Others.
For That Reason The Lounge Has Rules.[/SIZE]
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[CENTER][SIZE=5][U][B]Rules[/B][/U]

[/SIZE][B][SIZE=5]1. No discussion about MC, its services or its products etc - the Mods won't (on the whole) be keeping an eye on this thread.
2. For standard day-to-day interests only, no illegal activities / discussions, politics, religion or the like, and demographics should only be touched on fleetingly. Also I suggest let's keep tech, sport, TV viewing etc. to a minimum as there are already sections for all of that.
3. Cyber-bullies beware - I am your enemy. :(
4. I will be monitoring the thread for the Mods, even if "I'm not around" ;)
I suggest all be involved in this process equally. I would initially like to also "deputise" @Eurica. Any problem post(s) will be reported by clicking on the red triangle button in the top right corner of each post. (But if we make a nuisance of ourselves with that...)
5. Please be tolerant, we all come from many different walks of life. Also, what is of interest to ladies may not be to gentlemen and visa-versa, please be patient with others' interests.
6. Remember, this Forum has no age restriction, be careful what you post about. And being first and foremost a business Forum, let's try keep it "gentle".
7. Do not post this kind of discussion anywhere else but in this one thread.
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[/QUOTE][CENTER][SIZE=4][B]I find that If You Stick To Rules ,You will Have Fun.
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[SIZE=4][B]Let The Games Begin Again , Let The Madness continue.

Enjoy a Free Drink in the Lounge.
PS Eurica is Paying :p[/B]
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Eurica 2014-01-10 08:10

I'm first one in the Lounge! Oh wait. I never left! :p

Forum King 2014-01-10 08:28

[B]Mods Who Have graced the Lounge With Their Knowledge.[/B]
1)MC Nic
2)MC Thami

[QUOTE]I was living Under Rock and Missed Part 1of The Lounge ,What Do i Do?[/QUOTE]You Do not need to worry.The Forum King was king enough to Make Recaps so that you rock dwellers can experience the fun of the Lounge.

The Lounge Part 1 Recaps
[spoiler]
[post=176836]Recap of First 100 Posts[/post]
[post=176951]Recap of Post 101-201[/post]
[post=177322]Recap of Post 202-302[/post]
[post=177351]Recap of Post 303-403[/post]
[post=177381]Recap of Post 404-504[/post]
[post=177399]Recap of Post 505-605[/post]
[post=177404]Recap of Post 606-706[/post]
[post=177407]Recap of Post 707-807[/post]
[post=177409]Recap of Post 808-908[/post]
[post=177420]Recap of Post 909-1003[/post]
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Forum King 2014-01-10 08:33

[QUOTE=Eurica;177425]I'm first one in the Lounge! Oh wait. I never left! :p[/QUOTE]
Congrats,Since you are the first one in the lounge :p
You get to start and choose the Topic :cool:.

We are waiting ... for the topic that is going to be out of this world ?

Citanul 2014-01-10 08:39

[QUOTE=Forum King;177429]We are waiting ... for the topic that is going to be out of this world ?[/QUOTE]

How about astronomy? That's out of this world. :D

Forum King 2014-01-10 08:57

[QUOTE=Citanul;177432]How about astronomy? That's out of this world? :D[/QUOTE]

Lets all Ponder this ;) this while we wait for Eurica to give a Topic about astronomy.

[QUOTE]Even though man has studied the heavens for thousands of years, we still know very little about the Universe we live in. And as we continue to learn more, we are consistently amazed, and sometimes confused, by what we learn. [/QUOTE]

Eurica 2014-01-10 10:26

I had to say goodbye to the child (not really a child anymore but will always be one for me) today. She left for school. So now my house and hart is empty again. :(

I don't know anything about astronomy. Sorry. :o

Geoff D 2014-01-10 10:34

[QUOTE=Eurica;177460]

......... I don't know anything about astronomy. Sorry. :o[/QUOTE]

Yes you do, you know where and when to find the ISS ..... :D

Eurica 2014-01-10 10:44

[QUOTE=Geoff D;177462]Yes you do, you know where and when to find the ISS ..... :D[/QUOTE]

True, forgot about that.

Geoff D 2014-01-10 10:46

and you must know where the morning and evening star is, and where Orion's belt is ......

Eurica 2014-01-10 11:00

[QUOTE=Geoff D;177465]and you must know where the morning and evening star is, and where Orion's belt is ......[/QUOTE]

Guess so.

By the way have a ever mentioned to you that my car is called Geoff?

Forum King 2014-01-10 11:03

[QUOTE=Eurica;177460]I don't know anything about astronomy. Sorry. :o[/QUOTE]
[QUOTE][B]Astronomy[/B] is a natural science that is the study of celestial objects (such as moons, planets, stars, nebulae, and galaxies), the physics, chemistry, mathematics, and evolution of such objects, and phenomena that originate outside the atmosphere of Earth, including supernovae explosions, gamma ray bursts, and cosmic background radiation. A related but distinct subject, cosmology, is concerned with studying the universe as a whole. [/QUOTE]

What was your Focus on when You were watching Doctor Who :eek:;)

Geoff D 2014-01-10 11:31

[QUOTE=Eurica;177468]Guess so.

By the way have a ever mentioned to you that my car is called Geoff?[/QUOTE]

Does your car give you a lot of trouble?

Eurica 2014-01-10 11:38

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[QUOTE=Geoff D;177471]Does your car give you a lot of trouble?[/QUOTE]

Hahahaha No. He is a very sweet little car.

Optimist 2014-01-10 11:48

From old Lounge:

[QUOTE=Forum King;177420][B]At 23:59 PM The Forum Experiences an Issue with the Database ,King thinks to Himself "Did I Cause this."[/B][/QUOTE]

Wondered about that myself... looks like I was wrong that the universe wouldn't implode! :p Glad it turned out ok *phew*

Not too impressed with the facilities in here, king & queen - take out the tons of taxes collected and give us a sauna with Swedish masseurs :cool: or we will make the dark ages look like a walk in the park...... :eek:


EDIT: The newest lounge is here: [URL="http://forum.dstv.com/showthread.php?t=22051"]The Lounge[/URL]

Eurica 2014-01-10 11:53

[QUOTE=Forum King;177469]What was your Focus on when You were watching Doctor Who :eek:;)[/QUOTE]

The Doctor. :p

Forum King 2014-01-10 12:15

[QUOTE=Optimist;177475]Not too impressed with the facilities in here, king & queen - take out the tons of taxes collected and give us a sauna with Swedish masseurs :cool: or we will make the dark ages look like a walk in the park...... [/QUOTE]

Unfortunately we spent all the Money On The Lounge Sign that you see in the First Post.:p

Plus the other Money is spent to try Bribe Other Mods to come post Here:eek:.

This Is What I will do ,I will cut the wine budget to 0 and get a sauna with Swedish masseur.;)

beetle bailey 2014-01-10 12:21

Ok will whoever it was that took Orion's belt kindly own up! :mad: (oops. Only noticed now that I'm a couple of hours behind with this post - what the heck won't bother deleting it).

Eurica 2014-01-10 12:27

Don't worry BB. It is not the Lounge unless there is 5 different conversations going on.:D

Forum King 2014-01-10 12:38

[QUOTE=Eurica;177490]Don't worry BB. It is not the Lounge unless there is 5 different conversations going on.:D[/QUOTE]
Everyone in the lounge is apart the Tomorrow People.

Tomorrow People can read minds and that's how we keep update with 5 different conversations.

Eurica those shiny glowing things in the skies are stars :p

Eurica 2014-01-10 12:55

[QUOTE=Forum King;177492]Eurica those shiny glowing things in the skies are stars :p[/QUOTE]

I went outside and had a look. I don't see anything. Only blue with white puffy things.

Geoff D 2014-01-10 12:59

[QUOTE=Eurica;177472]Hahahaha No. He is a very sweet little car.[/QUOTE]


Okay then, I will be proud to share a name with your car! ;)

Merv 2014-01-10 13:28

Eurica, what made you name your car Geoff?
Would've expected Stoffels Poggenpoel or Piet van Tonder of so iets!

Eurica 2014-01-10 13:38

[QUOTE=Merv;177502]Eurica, what made you name your car Geoff?
Would've expected Stoffels Poggenpoel or Piet van Tonder of so iets![/QUOTE]

Don't start Merv! ;)

Remember the electric silver car thing that that they had on Top Gear with ice cream truck batteries at first and then the diesel generator? It was called Geoff. I liked the name and it confuses the Afrikaans Freestate people. The
Remember the electric silver car thing that that they had on Top Gear with ice cream truck batteries at first and then the diesel generator? It was called Geoff. I liked the name and it confuses the Afrikaans Freestate people. The converstation usually goes like this (in Afrikaans though)
"What is that name on your car?"
"Geoff"
"No. That is not how you spell Jeff."

One lady actually asked me if it was a different way of saying F-off :D:eek:

Geoff D 2014-01-10 13:55

You have made my day! :D:D

Geoff D 2014-01-10 14:12

Our beetles were all called "Herbie"
The VW Combie we had was called "Shagon Wagon" ....... :p

beetle bailey 2014-01-10 14:16

Anyone else have a name for their car? And no "a useless piece of ..... junk" doesn't count. Or is this naming of a car strictly a girlie thing?

G.. gatvol.
E.. engine
O.. only
F.. ??? (forever?)
F.. fails

Geoff D 2014-01-10 14:19

No no no, she loves her car and thinks it great ---- if she had said otherwise I would have objected to my name being associated with it ......
:D:D

beetle bailey 2014-01-10 14:25

Seeing as how we go with more than one thread at a time am I the only one here who wasn't aware that MC Nic had got a promotion?

Congratulations MC Nic. Don't forget us here when freebies are being handed out. And what about our drinks celebrating this promotion of yours? Or did I miss out on those as well? :mad:

beetle bailey 2014-01-10 14:29

[QUOTE=Eurica;177494]I went outside and had a look. I don't see anything. Only blue with white puffy things.[/QUOTE]

Must be a Gauteng problem as I'm with Eurica on this one.

Eurica 2014-01-10 14:35

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;177517]Congratulations MC Nic. Don't forget us here when freebies are being handed out. And what about our drinks celebrating this promotion of yours? Or did I miss out on those as well? :mad:[/QUOTE]

Yes congratulations MC Nic! :D I'll let you settle in before I ask for a job!

I also missed out on the promotion party :mad:

Eurica 2014-01-10 14:39

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;177514]Anyone else have a name for their car? And no "a useless piece of ..... junk" doesn't count. Or is this naming of a car strictly a girlie thing?

G.. gatvol.
E.. engine
O.. only
F.. ??? (forever?)
F.. fails[/QUOTE]

All wrong! I love my little car. Had a stupid car for almost 10 years. So when I got this one 3 years back I was very happy.

Optimist 2014-01-10 14:40

My old car didn't have a gender specific name. It was an old Honda Ballade 1500 that was souped-up, so called it Honcorde (Honda + Concorde :D)

Even had a fancy chrome sign made that we designed... that's how you learn to think after spending nearly 2 years in Bloem :eek::p (army)

My newer car has a sexy Russian name, all details of which I will keep private else someone here might recognise me and report my (sometimes) fast (but careful) driving out of spite, let's just call her... [COLOR=purple]nice[/COLOR] :cool:

Congrats MC Nic!

Eurica 2014-01-10 15:09

I think someone should call MC Nic. If he doesn't arrive with the drinks soon we might have a riot on our hands...

MC Nic 2014-01-10 15:43

[QUOTE=Forum King;177483]

Plus the other Money is spent to try Bribe Other Mods to come post Here:eek:.
[/QUOTE]

Oh REH-HEH-HEEEALLLY?

Where's my cut?

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;177517]Seeing as how we go with more than one thread at a time am I the only one here who wasn't aware that MC Nic had got a promotion? [/QUOTE]

No no, I've kept it on the DL.

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;177517]Congratulations MC Nic. Don't forget us here when freebies are being handed out. And what about our drinks celebrating this promotion of yours? Or did I miss out on those as well? :mad:[/QUOTE]


[QUOTE=Eurica;177519]Yes congratulations MC Nic! :D I'll let you settle in before I ask for a job!

I also missed out on the promotion party :mad:[/QUOTE]

Why thank you! No, drinks haven't happened yet either, you're safe.

[QUOTE=Optimist;177522]
Congrats MC Nic![/QUOTE]

Merci!

[QUOTE=Eurica;177525]I think someone should call MC Nic. If he doesn't arrive with the drinks soon we might have a riot on our hands...[/QUOTE]

The new batch of beer's still got a few weeks to mature. I have a hip flask of whisky in my desk drawer though...?

Optimist 2014-01-10 18:30

Another statistic from the old lounge - only 27 people ever posted there.

So what happened to the rest of Forumville? :confused:

Eurica 2014-01-10 18:41

Maybe they are scared? :eek::eek:

Optimist 2014-01-10 18:57

[QUOTE=Eurica;177535]Maybe they are scared? :eek::eek:[/QUOTE]

Well if you can do it so can they...

Funny, I'm known as "the most active inactive person" and you could be called the most social non-socialising person. ;) We're quite a group of characters! :D

Eurica 2014-01-10 19:40

[QUOTE=Optimist;177537]Well if you can do it so can they...

Funny, I'm known as "the most active inactive person" and you could be called the most social non-socialising person. ;) We're quite a group of characters! :D[/QUOTE]

True that. I hate being social with people in real life but have no issues being social online. :confused:

I want to ask a question. What is up with people that own dogs? Do they not hear them barking? My neighbours has this dog that never ever ever stops barking. Driving me nuts. How do the owners not hear this? :confused:

Merv 2014-01-10 19:50

[QUOTE=Eurica;177538]True that. I hate being social with people in real life but have no issues being social online. :confused:

I want to ask a question. What is up with people that own dogs? Do they not hear them barking? My neighbours has this dog that never ever ever stops barking. Driving me nuts. How do the owners not hear this? :confused:[/QUOTE]

No idea, I love dogs but get very irritated with constant barking! Lucky my road is very quiet, have more noise from birds and monkeys

So who has what pets?
We just have a lovebird, not allowed dogs, but our neighbour's cat spends half his time here

Eurica, cats
Geoff, boerbull
Optimist, turkey
Forum King, hamster
BB, canary

Eurica 2014-01-10 20:02

[QUOTE=Merv;177539]No idea, I love dogs but get very irritated with constant barking! Lucky my road is very quiet, have more noise from birds and monkeys[/QUOTE]

I really don't know what to do anymore. It is not a big complex I live in but there must be 5000 dogs and they never stop barking. :eek: How can the owners not be going crazy like me? The main instigator is my left side neighbour's dog but the owner is also the chairman(lady?) so if you say anything she makes your life a living hell. Complaint letter about everything.

Birds and monkeys? Sounds like my right side neighbours. :p Those are the people with the Afrikaans music and diesel bakkie. I'm sure I've complained about them before? Or maybe that was on twitter.

Merv 2014-01-10 20:05

[QUOTE=Eurica;177540]
Birds and monkeys? Sounds like my right side neighbours. :p Those are the people with the Afrikaans music and diesel bakkie. I'm sure I've complained about them before? Or maybe that was on twitter.[/QUOTE]

Not from neighbours, just cos there is a nature reserve below us, so wildlife around. We also get mongooses in our garden, but they are quiet

Optimist 2014-01-10 20:05

[QUOTE=Merv;177539]So who has what pets?
We just have a lovebird, not allowed dogs, but our neighbour's cat spends half his time here

Eurica, cats
Geoff, boerbull
Optimist, turkey
Forum King, hamster
BB, canary[/QUOTE]

Just a cat here, more human than some humans I know, and our neighbour's cat also "lives" here.
My brother has a parrot that sits on his shoulder like he's a pirate, he insists on taking it everywhere and it poops of course... :rolleyes:
My mom is cat-mad, at one stage we had 18!!! (6 were kittens)
My late father did have a chicken as a kid :p (yes, they eventually ate it :eek:)

Eurica 2014-01-10 20:21

[QUOTE=Merv;177541]Not from neighbours, just cos there is a nature reserve below us, so wildlife around. We also get mongooses in our garden, but they are quiet[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=Optimist;177542]Just a cat here, more human than some humans I know, and our neighbour's cat also "lives" here.
My brother has a parrot that sits on his shoulder like he's a pirate, he insists on taking it everywhere and it poops of course... :rolleyes:
My mom is cat-mad, at one stage we had 18!!! (6 were kittens)
My late father did have a chicken as a kid :p (yes, they eventually ate it :eek:)[/QUOTE]

Where to begin...

Had to look up mongoose on Google. Did not know what that was, Cute. Better than a idling diesel bakkie blaring out Steve songs any day.

My sister just "inherited" a parrot. All I can say is good luck with that.

I like my cat but 18?!? Who has the money for that? The people at PicknPay where I go everyday knows - like me that you buy more cat food than human food. Those things are always hungry. Like teenagers.

Oh and my dad and stepmother has a skilpad. Horrible thing but get treated like a child.

Optimist 2014-01-10 20:25

[QUOTE=Eurica;177543]I like my cat but 18?!? Who has the money for that? The people at PicknPay where I go everyday knows - like me that you buy more cat food than human food. Those things are always hungry. Like teenagers.[/QUOTE]

It was 30+ years ago...
These days she lives in Sydney, got just a couple now I think. Cost of living there is insane!

Merv 2014-01-10 20:28

[QUOTE=Eurica;177543]
Oh and my dad and stepmother has a skilpad. Horrible thing but get treated like a child.[/QUOTE]

I remember driving over a skilpad outside Bloem about 10 years ago, the only thing I remember about that trip!

Eurica 2014-01-10 20:30

[QUOTE=Optimist;177544]It was 30+ years ago...
These days she lives in Sydney, got just a couple now I think. Cost of living there is insane![/QUOTE]

Someone else also told me today that we have it lucky ( :eek: ) because cost of living in America (for example cause that is where the child wants to go study) is horribly high compared to SA. Could have fooled me. I work very had to be this poor! :D

Eurica 2014-01-10 20:31

[QUOTE=Merv;177545]I remember driving over a skilpad outside Bloem about 10 years ago, the only thing I remember about that trip![/QUOTE]

Murderer! Well at least you have a Bloem memory :eek:

Optimist 2014-01-10 20:57

[QUOTE=Merv;177539]Optimist, turkey[/QUOTE]

Just realised why you had that pet for me, great memory Merv.
When I joined this Forum I was called Gobble... long story why. :rolleyes:

And with that we've already reached 5% of capacity of this new lounge, in one day! :eek:

Merv 2014-01-10 21:08

[QUOTE=Optimist;177548]Just realised why you had that pet for me, great memory Merv.
When I joined this Forum I was called Gobble... long story why. :rolleyes:

And with that we've already reached 5% of capacity of this new lounge, in one day! :eek:[/QUOTE]

haha, total coincidence that or maybe subliminal memory :p

beetle bailey 2014-01-11 11:04

Nope, not even a canary. Had a dog, bullterrier, years ago but after we had to put her down decided that we wouldn't get another one. We do have a number of pigeons that have made a home in one of our trees though, so perhaps that counts?

Saw somewhere recently that someone has a problem with their neighbour's dogs barking all the time. Don't know why this person is complaining as the neighbour only has SIXTY dogs. :confused:

Don't talk to me about neighbours cats thinking that they belong to me. :mad:

Optimist 2014-01-11 18:41

Ho hum......

............

[I]yawn![/I]

[I]..........[/I]

*cracks nuckle*

tap, tap, tap-tap, tap..... tap tap.....

.................

Humm, humm, hmmmm

.....

*whistles tune*

..........

......

:(.... *click*

Eurica 2014-01-11 19:07

Bored much Mr Optimist?

I'm once again just sitting here wishing I lived by the ocean. :( :'(

The tag for this thread shares me a bit :eek:

Optimist 2014-01-11 19:15

Yep... a whole lounge to enjoy and it's mostly empty *sigh*

I'm thinking at least you can't get washed out to sea :p

Ja, someone should moderate those tags... weird stuff! :eek:


Think I'll go watch Grey's now, finish my drink will you? Later...

Eurica 2014-01-11 19:21

I'm still on cream soda. Will get to the beer a little later.:cool:
Watching American Horror Story. Weird very weird.:eek:

PS I was feeling hot so I checked my weather app. It is 20 past seven but still the temperature is 32. That will teach me to switch of the aircon thinking it cools down when the sun goes down!

Optimist 2014-01-11 19:23

That will teach you to live in Bloem :p

Eurica 2014-01-11 19:27

[QUOTE=Optimist;177580]That will teach you to live in Bloem :p[/QUOTE]

Trust me I don't want to be here. :(
Now I'm depressed.
*Gets a beer from fridge*

JeanP 2014-01-12 09:20

[QUOTE=Eurica;177538]True that. I hate being social with people in real life but have no issues being social online. :confused:

I want to ask a question. What is up with people that own dogs? Do they not hear them barking? My neighbours has this dog that never ever ever stops barking. Driving me nuts. How do the owners not hear this? :confused:[/QUOTE]

HEllo i'm here

yea i don't know how this works our dogs are very quite most of the time our neighbor got a dog a few months ago and it doesn't stop howling day and nigh at times i got so close to call the SPCA but then he quiets down

JeanP 2014-01-12 09:26

[QUOTE=Eurica;177579]I'm still on cream soda. Will get to the beer a little later.:cool:
Watching American Horror Story. Weird very weird.:eek:



yes that was a rather freaky episode :eek:

Optimist 2014-01-15 15:27

*knock, knock*

gman7 2014-01-15 15:34

Penny....;)

Optimist 2014-01-15 15:46

No, it's not Sheldon here... :p

.................

*knock, knock*

Citanul 2014-01-15 15:59

[QUOTE=Optimist;177941]No, it's not Sheldon here... :p[/QUOTE]

That's because Sheldon knocks three times. ;)

Optimist 2014-01-15 16:02

[QUOTE=Optimist;177941]*knock, knock*[/QUOTE]

(Doesn't count as a 3rd knock as it's a quote...)

Eurica 2014-01-15 16:11

I have 15 min to waste before going home time so I'll play along.

"Who's there?"

Send from my palace

Optimist 2014-01-15 16:18

[QUOTE=Eurica;177946]"How's there?"[/QUOTE]

That's what I would like to know, where is everyone?? :confused: ...

Eurica 2014-01-15 16:22

I made so many mistakes in that post of mine I should actually just delete it! :eek:

I don't know where everyone when. Work has kept me a bit busy and I could not think of one intelligent thing to say :(

Optimist 2014-01-15 16:27

[QUOTE=Eurica;177950]I made so many mistakes in that post of mine I should actually just delete it! :eek:[/QUOTE]

Too late, I've posted a copy :D

[QUOTE=Eurica;177950]...and I could not think of one intelligent thing to say :([/QUOTE]

As you can see, neither could I... :rolleyes:

Eurica 2014-01-15 16:30

Jippy going home time. (I think I might just stop at NBS :D
Laters!

Send from my palace

Eurica 2014-01-15 17:12

So a few minutes ago half way in, with my little basket in hand I realised that I have no idea why I stopped at PnP. I don't need to buy anything!:eek:
So I walked out and went to the dop shop instead. I know I need something from that shop!:D

Optimist 2014-01-15 17:21

Last week I went to buy fast food, after ordering I realised my wallet was still at home :rolleyes::rolleyes: *duh!*
Must be age...

Anyway, my turn for work :(

JeanP 2014-01-15 17:28

oh dear the lounge is dead again call TMZ ;)

Optimist 2014-01-15 17:31

[QUOTE=JeanP;177964]oh dear the lounge is dead again call TMZ ;)[/QUOTE]

Don't worry, it won't ever actually die... just like (it seems) I won't ever escape! :eek:

Eurica 2014-01-15 17:33

I'm very glad I did stop at the dop shop. The decoder and I just had a massive fight :mad: but I think it understands it's role now :D

JeanP, I'm going to sound stupid now but what or who is TMZ? :o

Merv 2014-01-15 18:13

Its a celebrity gossip website

Eurica 2014-01-15 18:17

[QUOTE=Merv;177969]Its a celebrity gossip website[/QUOTE]

Thanks Merv. That explains that. I could not care less about celebrity gossip! :D

beetle bailey 2014-01-15 19:41

[QUOTE=Eurica;177950]Work has kept me a bit busy and I could not think of one intelligent thing to say :([/QUOTE]

If we relied on intelligent things to say then this thread would be deader than a door nail. Think that is the correct saying. :rolleyes:

Optimist, the lady you followed into the P'nP shop must have been some looker? ;)Or are you just easily distracted?

Optimist 2014-01-16 07:19

Knowing me it was probably a problem on TV that had my attention BB. ;)

Talking of celeb gossip, who are our favourite stars?
(In my case, anyone who plays a role in Star Trek :p)

Geoff D 2014-01-16 08:12

My most disliked actors list has:

Schuster
The oke who makes the "the tooth fairy" adds
Steve Martin
Woody Allen
That Murphy oke
Van Damme

Optimist 2014-01-16 08:52

Agree with some of that, I'll add some other pet dislikes;

Hugh Grant (occasionally ok though)
Chuck Norris of Walker Texas Ranger fame
The lady who played "Lucy" in the original Dallas series (we called her "poison dwarf")
Steven Seagal

JeanP 2014-01-16 09:24

Back to Star Trek yes i do like the cast in the new movie

JeanP 2014-01-16 09:25

there is a very long list of actors and actresses i like cant write them all out. PS Nobody Likes Chuck Norris anymore

Geoff D 2014-01-16 09:40

Yes the "like" list is too long -- but my list includes

"Ursula U(A)ndress"

JeanP 2014-01-16 09:54

i'm sorry don't know much about her except that she was the first bond girl with her famous walk up the beach scene:eek::p

Mad Cat 2014-01-16 10:07

I think I might be the only one on earth, but I really dislike Tom Cruise.

JeanP 2014-01-16 11:28

No your not the only one on earth that don't like him Katie Holmes dislikes him too:p;)

beetle bailey 2014-01-16 11:31

Along with those already mentioned I'd add Jim Carrey. Tom Cruise? Neither like nor dislike him. Pleased to see that I'm not the only one who dislikes Leon Schuster.

JeanP 2014-01-16 11:43

yes don't like Schuster he is not funny he is an idiot

Sankie 2014-01-16 12:16

[QUOTE=Mad Cat;178014]I think I might be the only one on earth, but I really dislike Tom Cruise.[/QUOTE]

I dislike Tom Cruise immensely

Mad Cat 2014-01-16 12:26

[QUOTE=Sankie;178028]I dislike Tom Cruise immensely[/QUOTE]

Thank goodness it's not only me and Katie Holmes;)

beetle bailey 2014-01-17 11:10

Still on the "movie" type topic but what I hate is when the actors whisper something to each other in the movie and the sound is so soft that you cannot hear what they are saying and you have to turn the sound up. Then, in the same film when there's some action, you have to go and turn the sound down because you get blasted out of your seat.

Realism is one thing but it would be better if the sound was better controlled at source. I'm only talking about films on our tv screens as I've not been to the cinema for quite some time now.

gman7 2014-01-17 11:45

So true. As only my wife and i watch TV together(kids in the room watching there Disney stuff) i purchased Philips cordless infra red earphones. They work perfectly. Excellent sound nothing missed(wispering included) and we disturb nobody(live in a complex so bit of an issue)

I know earphones are not everyones favourite, but i recently watched the new Star Trek on Blu Ray 3D with earphones on full tilt. Seriously the best experience i have had in ages(even better than in the cinema):D

Geoff D 2014-01-17 11:49

[QUOTE=gman7;178136]So true. As only my wife and i watch TV together(kids in the room watching there Disney stuff) i purchased Philips cordless infra red earphones. They work perfectly. Excellent sound nothing missed(wispering included) and we disturb nobody(live in a complex so bit of an issue)

I know earphones are not everyones favourite, but i recently watched the new Star Trek on Blu Ray 3D with earphones on full tilt. Seriously the best experience i have had in ages(even better than in the cinema):D[/QUOTE]

Presumably, you have the telephone number of an Audiologist stored in you contact list ..... ;)

gman7 2014-01-17 12:12

Ha Ha:p Yes, but well adapted already due to a "well versed in the art of glass shattering expletive retoric" wife and mother in law, these ears can handle anything;)

beetle bailey 2014-01-19 11:38

[QUOTE=gman7;178138]Ha Ha:p Yes, but well adapted already due to a "well versed in the art of glass shattering expletive retoric" wife and mother in law, these ears can handle anything;)[/QUOTE]

And with that I'm guessing your wife and mother-in-law don't have access to these forums? ;)Question here is was it the sound problem with DStv or with the aforesaid two people that caused you to go out and purchase the earphones? :)

Am I the only one who when watching a movie, series or sports show on the tv doesn't want to enter into conversations with anyone and prefers silence from those around him?

Forum King 2014-01-20 13:21

[COLOR=Red][B]NB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/B][/COLOR]
[COLOR=Red][B]Why is the forum King replying from Post That happened during the week?Eurica the answer is Elementary my internet decided to turn itself into dial up:(.[/B][/COLOR]

[COLOR=Red][B]QUICK UPDATE :The King got an Explora on Saturday.[/B][/COLOR]



[QUOTE=Optimist;177548]Just realised why you had that pet for me, great memory Merv.
When I joined this Forum I was called Gobble... long story why.

And with that we've already reached 5% of capacity of this new lounge, in one day! [/QUOTE]
[B][COLOR=Black]Is it in any way related to those creepy turkey noises you make while walking and that why you choose Gobble.[/COLOR][/B]:p

[QUOTE=Optimist;177576]Ho hum......

............

[I]yawn![/I]

[I]..........[/I]

*cracks nuckle*

tap, tap, tap-tap, tap..... tap tap.....

.................

Humm, humm, hmmmm

.....

*whistles tune*

..........

......

.... *click*[/QUOTE]
[QUOTE=Eurica;177577]Bored much Mr Optimist?

I'm once again just sitting here wishing I lived by the ocean. :'(

The tag for this thread shares me a bit [/QUOTE]
Who ever it is making the tags they need to get the problems sorted out :rolleyes:

[QUOTE=Optimist;177578]Yep... a whole lounge to enjoy and it's mostly empty *sigh*

I'm thinking at least you can't get washed out to sea

Ja, someone should moderate those tags... weird stuff!


Think I'll go watch Grey's now, finish my drink will you? Later...[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE][QUOTE=Optimist;177938]*knock, knock*[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=gman7;177939]Penny....[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=Optimist;177941]No, it's not Sheldon here...

.................

*knock, knock*[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=Citanul;177943]That's because Sheldon knocks three times. [/QUOTE][/QUOTE]
[Insert Smiley Face Here ]
Can we all agree that BB is the sheldon of the lounge ,BB always comes looking for us when the lounge gets empty.


[QUOTE=JeanP;177964]oh dear the lounge is dead again call TMZ [/QUOTE]
To the Dome ,for mentioning a product that competes with the lounge

[QUOTE=Optimist;177980]
Talking of celeb gossip, who are our favourite stars?
(In my case, anyone who plays a role in Star Trek )[/QUOTE]
I like all of the Actors of the Shows I currently watch.

Have a great Day :D

Mad Cat 2014-01-20 13:27

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;178239]Am I the only one who when watching a movie, series or sports show on the tv doesn't want to enter into conversations with anyone and prefers silence from those around him?[/QUOTE]

Me too. And sometimes even the cricket commentators annoy me:o

beetle bailey 2014-01-20 16:21

[QUOTE=Mad Cat;178331]Me too. And sometimes even the cricket commentators annoy me:o[/QUOTE]

Shh!! We not really allowed to talk sport here. Eurica will have your guts for garters if she finds out. But if we were allowed to say something I'd say that for some unknown reason I just don't like Pommie, sorry cannot spell his surname, as a commentator.

Forum king - enjoy your Explora. Hopefully it will be bug free(ish).

Goble? Reminds me of a scene from an old Gary Cooper movie "Sergeant York".

Merv 2014-01-20 16:40

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;178345]I just don't like Pommie, sorry cannot spell his surname, as a commentator.
[/QUOTE]

I dont mind Pommie, I can't stand Kepler. Every sentence of his starts with "So..."
So that was a good shot, so the score is now 60/1, so the Titans will be satisfied with their start, so they will be hoping to get 180"

Citanul 2014-01-20 16:57

[QUOTE=Merv;178346]I dont mind Pommie, I can't stand Kepler. Every sentence of his starts with "So..."
So that was a good shot, so the score is now 60/1, so the Titans will be satisfied with their start, so they will be hoping to get 180"[/QUOTE]

Does that mean you'd say his commentary is so-so? ;)

JeanP 2014-01-20 18:44

OMG looks at this Dome:eek: its a total mess who suppose to clean this? and there in no food in the fridge(well nothing that won't kill me anyway :p) plus its blacked out so i can't even see out :(

Merv 2014-01-20 18:51

[QUOTE=Citanul;178347]Does that mean you'd say his commentary is so-so? ;)[/QUOTE]

HAHA :D
It is so soooo sh*t

beetle bailey 2014-01-20 21:35

[QUOTE=JeanP;178351]OMG looks at this Dome:eek: its a total mess who suppose to clean this? and there in no food in the fridge(well nothing that won't kill me anyway :p) plus its blacked out so i can't even see out :([/QUOTE]

Looks like the Forum King and some of his minions have some work to do? Did I mention the word WORK? Now I know why Eurica has been absent for the past few days. Seems like she's afraid of work.

Mad Cat 2014-01-21 06:47

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;178345]Shh!! We not really allowed to talk sport here. Eurica will have your guts for garters if she finds out. But if we were allowed to say something I'd say that for some unknown reason I just don't like Pommie, sorry cannot spell his surname, as a commentator. [/QUOTE]

Do commentators count as talking about sport?;)

Eurica 2014-01-21 12:26

[QUOTE=gman7;178136]..... i purchased Philips cordless infra red earphones. ....[/QUOTE]

No there is a very good idea. :D I live in a complex and can never have the sound where I would like it. Being almost completely deaf in one ear makes it very difficult to make out dialog sometimes.

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;178345]Shh!! We not really allowed to talk sport here. Eurica will have your guts for garters if she finds out..[/QUOTE]

Ja please. Sport has taken over everything else. One little spot free of sport is not to much to ask?

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;178363]Looks like the Forum King and some of his minions have some work to do? Did I mention the word WORK? Now I know why Eurica has been absent for the past few days. Seems like she's afraid of work.[/QUOTE]

Can't say that I'm a big fan of working :p

cdbjhb 2014-01-21 12:34

[QUOTE=Eurica;178426]No there is a very good idea. :D I live in a complex and can never have the sound where I would like it. Being almost completely deaf in one ear makes it very difficult to make out dialog sometimes.[/QUOTE]

I've been listening on headphones late at night for years. Can hear SOOO much better, these yanks talk funny! :p

[QUOTE=Eurica;178426]Ja please. Sport has taken over everything else. One little spot free of sport is not to much to ask?[/QUOTE]

Aawww, be a sport ;)

Eurica 2014-01-21 12:40

[QUOTE=cdbjhb;178428]Aawww, be a sport ;)[/QUOTE]

A spoil sport that is! :p

I will have to look up the cost of those things when I'm back at work. I was watching Sherlock on my PC with my little cellphone headphones yesterday and I must say that I did hear a lot that I missed the first time round when we played it through the TV.

Merv 2014-01-21 12:51

So who is watching the tennis right now?
C'mon Novak!

Eurica 2014-01-21 13:11

[QUOTE=Merv;178437]So who is watching the tennis right now?
C'mon Novak![/QUOTE]
When they start handing out prices you will divinity win the wooden spoon for always stirring!:D

Merv 2014-01-21 13:15

[QUOTE=Eurica;178438]When they start handing out prices you will divinity win the wooden spoon for always stirring!:D[/QUOTE]

Are you saying I am priceless & divine, so kind of you :)

Eurica 2014-01-21 13:30

[QUOTE=Merv;178439]Are you saying I am priceless & divine, so kind of you :)[/QUOTE]

We are obviously having a lost in translation thing going here!! :p

cdbjhb 2014-01-21 19:00

I was thinking, maybe the next lounge should be called "third life", or "last life" depending on how you look at it. :-p

Eurica 2014-01-21 19:03

[QUOTE=cdbjhb;178463]I was thinking, maybe the next lounge should be called "third life", or "last life" depending on how you look at it. :-p[/QUOTE]

"no life" :p
That's why I'm queen. :D

JeanP 2014-01-22 11:27

you know what people say about boredom ;)

beetle bailey 2014-01-23 18:10

It has been reported that the Lounge has been closed for the past few days due to stocktaking and cleaning up the mess left by the last people who occupied it.

In the famous words that MC are so fond of using, "we will advise you once we hear anything regarding the opening of the lounge".

We thank you for your patience and assure you that you are valuable customers of ours.

idamgfrost 2014-01-23 18:23

[IMG]http://thereadingcafe.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/dancing-hamster.gif[/IMG]

cdbjhb 2014-01-23 18:28

Welcome and thanks for the show @idamgfrost :D

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;178644]It has been reported that the Lounge has been closed for the past few days due to stocktaking and cleaning up the mess left by the last people who occupied it.

In the famous words that MC are so fond of using, "we will advise you once we hear anything regarding the opening of the lounge".

We thank you for your patience and assure you that you are valuable customers of ours.[/QUOTE]

Translation:

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idamgfrost 2014-01-23 18:53

[QUOTE=cdbjhb;178647]Welcome and thanks for the show @idamgfrost :D[/QUOTE]

Thanks :)

I`m a noob were do i get the free beer from :o?

beetle bailey 2014-01-23 21:58

[QUOTE=idamgfrost;178648]Thanks :)

I`m a noob were do i get the free beer from :o?[/QUOTE]

MC Nic normally provides the free drinks. Oh wait! :confused: This cannot be right as we are still waiting for him to supply us with drinks following his recent promotion. Guess you'll have to ask Forum King this question.

beetle bailey 2014-01-24 11:05

So, anyone think the Lions cricket side will finally win a game when they play(?) later tonight? :rolleyes:

Forum is so deathly quiet that I thought perhaps a sporting topic, which is supposedly not allowed here, just may get some sort of response and start a conversation going. :D

Eurica 2014-01-24 11:34

I'm going to sell all my stuff and go and live in the Bahamas.

MC Nic 2014-01-24 11:56

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;178662]MC Nic normally provides the free drinks. Oh wait! :confused: This cannot be right as we are still waiting for him to supply us with drinks following his recent promotion. Guess you'll have to ask Forum King this question.[/QUOTE]

We will advise you as soon as we hear anything..... :p

beetle bailey 2014-01-24 12:28

[QUOTE=MC Nic;178720]We will advise you as soon as we hear anything..... :p[/QUOTE]

Good one. :D

Don't they play cricket in the Bahamas?

Forum King 2014-01-24 12:47

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;178644]It has been reported that the Lounge has been closed for the past few days due to stocktaking and cleaning up the mess left by the last people who occupied it.

In the famous words that MC are so fond of using, "we will advise you once we hear anything regarding the opening of the lounge".

We thank you for your patience and assure you that you are valuable customers of ours.[/QUOTE]
When we are ready to announce something you will be the first to know or otherwise check your FHM magazine :p

[QUOTE=idamgfrost;178648]Thanks

I`m a noob were do i get the free beer from ?[/QUOTE]
You go to the bar and ask the bartender for one and ask him to add it to Eurica`s Tab.:p

Welcome to the Forum

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;178662]MC Nic normally provides the free drinks. Oh wait! This cannot be right as we are still waiting for him to supply us with drinks following his recent promotion. Guess you'll have to ask Forum King this question.[/QUOTE]
When we moved to the new lounge I put Eurica in charge so unfortunately I have no Idea why this is happening.


[QUOTE=beetle bailey;178708]So, anyone think the Lions cricket side will finally win a game when they play(?) later tonight? :rolleyes:

Forum is so deathly quiet that I thought perhaps a sporting topic, which is supposedly not allowed here, just may get some sort of response and start a conversation going. :D[/QUOTE]
I will answer your question with a question
So is there anyone who thinks the Lions rugby team will finally win a game when they play?

[QUOTE=Eurica;178712]I'm going to sell all my stuff and go and live in the Bahamas.[/QUOTE]
Enjoy [Insert Smiley Face here]

Citanul 2014-01-24 13:01

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;178721]Don't they play cricket in the Bahamas?[/QUOTE]

They do indeed, since 1846. :D

[url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cricket_in_the_Bahamas[/url]

Citanul 2014-01-24 13:03

[QUOTE=Forum King;178723]When we are ready to announce something you will be the first to know or otherwise check your FHM magazine :p[/quote]

And if we don't read FHM? :p

[quote]So is [B]their[/B] anyone who thinks the Lions rugby team will finally win a game when they play?[/QUOTE]

Apologies for being a Grammar Nazi, but it's [B]there[/B].

Forum King 2014-01-24 13:13

[QUOTE=Citanul;178728]And if we don't read FHM? :p
Apologies for being a Grammar Nazi, but it's [B]there[/B].[/QUOTE]
All lounge members are forced to read it.

Hello Grammar Nazi :p ,I was typing my previous post at the speed of sound:eek: ,Have corrected it :)

cdbjhb 2014-01-24 13:15

[QUOTE=Eurica;178712]I'm going to sell all my stuff and go and live in the Bahamas.[/QUOTE]

Hey, maybe MC will let you live in the Big Brother house.

At a cost of course, you'll have to become a presenter on SuperSport. ;)

Forum King 2014-01-24 13:15

New Topic
SA to get new electrical sockets, plugs.

South Africa has adopted a new standard for electrical plugs and sockets that, it’s claimed by the International Electrotechnical Commission, is the safest in the world. But will it take off?

[URL="http://www.techcentral.co.za/sa-to-get-new-electrical-sockets-plugs/46026/"]Link[/URL]

Do you support this ?
I hope that they have USB built into the socket :eek:

cdbjhb 2014-01-24 19:44

[QUOTE=Forum King;178731]Will you support this new socket?[/QUOTE]

Haven't read enough elsewhere yet but it sounds too unnecessary and maybe also like just another band-aid that mostly won't help, especially with our country's messed up electric supply structure. And who's going to foot the bill, as usual :( not that we'll have a choice....... :(

@Queen, have you escaped already?! :eek:

Eurica 2014-01-24 19:47

[QUOTE=cdbjhb;178757]@Queen, have you escaped already?! :eek:[/QUOTE]

They never caught me! :cool:
All TVs in the lounge has now been changed from the never ending sport to Sherlock. All drinks on me for the duration of the show.:D

cdbjhb 2014-01-24 19:58

I meant escaped to cricket-heaven :p

Thanks for the drinks!

Citanul 2014-01-24 21:55

[QUOTE=Eurica;178758] Sherlock[/QUOTE]

Arthur Conan Doyle was a keen cricketer who played first-class cricket for the MCC. He doesn't have the greatest record, but the one wicket he managed to take was that of W.G. Grace, which isn't a bad achievement. :)

Eurica 2014-01-24 22:36

Good grief. The gift of bringing sport into every conversation is great around here. :eek::D

BTW has anyone seen Optimist? Should we send out a search party?

cdbjhb 2014-01-24 22:38

Very sporting comment :D

[QUOTE=Eurica;178767]BTW has anyone seen Optimist? Should we send out a search party?[/QUOTE]

I'm leaving soon, then he'll be back to doing this stuff on his own sometimes ;)

Eurica 2014-01-24 22:44

We might need a phone booth in the lounge.
A sense a Clark Kent/Superman thing going on here.

cdbjhb 2014-01-24 22:48

Nah, just another one of his attempts to escape and be more productive :rolleyes:

cdbjhb 2014-01-24 23:05

So removed some stuff a few of us don't want revealed :-p , later.

Eurica 2014-01-27 17:03

Hello helllloooo ooooo

Is it just me or is there a echo in here?
*Sitting alone at the bar having a cold one talking to myself*

beetle bailey 2014-01-27 17:55

You mean you offered free drinks and still nobody came to keep you company? Apart from cbdjhb

Eurica 2014-01-27 18:06

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;178900]You mean you offered free drinks and still nobody came to keep you company? Apart from cbdjhb[/QUOTE]

Yes. I'm feeling very unloved. :(

beetle bailey 2014-01-27 18:28

So what can we talk about? I'm not interested in Doctor Who and you aren't interested in sport:D What else is there? :)

Eurica 2014-01-27 18:38

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;178905]So what can we talk about? I'm not interested in Doctor Who and you aren't interested in sport:D What else is there? :)[/QUOTE]

Something like The Doctor is playing cricket but we don't talk about it? :cool:

So Mr BB have you found me a jobie in your neigbourhood yet?

Oh wait MoM is in the forum! Hide the empty bottles! Put away the karaoke machine. Someone tell Optimist to stop messing with the cables!! Geoff put back that hard drive! Sandtonman stop taking photos!?

Nothing to see here :eek:


Nothing to see here

Optimist 2014-01-27 19:15

Too late! She saw the other dish!!......... [I]Rrruun![/I] :eek:

Eurica 2014-01-27 19:19

*Forumites of the lounge running away in all directions!*

Obviously we haven't done the emergency evacuation drill enough. :eek:

Optimist 2014-01-27 19:21

It's the king's fault, look at him! Drunk again in the jacuzzi! :rolleyes::(

Eurica 2014-01-27 19:27

[QUOTE=Optimist;178909]It's the king's fault, look at him! Drunk again in the jacuzzi! :rolleyes::([/QUOTE]

Oh this is not good. Our leader has fallen!
Ok Optimist. He hasn't been seen. I'll drain the jacuzzi. You hide him in behind the flowerbed.

Still nothing to see here.

Optimist 2014-01-27 19:29

Ok, and just tell her we're practising our dish art on a dummy setup, definitely nothing to see here... *phew* I need a drink...

Eurica 2014-01-27 19:33

Jeez that was close! I'm hiding behind the counter with a nice bottle of goodness. Come I'll pour you one. :D But just one. The rest is mine. You know for the stress.:cool:

Optimist 2014-01-27 19:39

No prob, I've still got the case of Cape wines that those Forumites sent us... now, what were we talking about??

MC Marietjie 2014-01-27 19:43

Hahaha! Shall have a glass of wine and cheers to you lot of crazies!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Eurica 2014-01-27 19:43

[QUOTE=Optimist;178913]No prob, I've still got the case of Cape wines that those Forumites sent us... now, what were we talking about??[/QUOTE]

I have no idea. MoM seeing what is going on in the lounge scared all thoughts from my brain. :p I do remember BB saying something about sport and me begging for work somewhere next to the ocean. Rest is a blank. :o

Optimist 2014-01-27 19:45

[QUOTE=MC Marietjie;178914]Hahaha! Shall have a glass of wine and cheers to you lot of crazies![/QUOTE]

I knew we'd find a way to get you to visit! :D Cheers! :cool:

Eurica 2014-01-27 19:48

[QUOTE=MC Marietjie;178914]Hahaha! Shall have a glass of wine and cheers to you lot of crazies!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk[/QUOTE]

Urm I think you spelled glass wrong there. *bottle

beetle bailey 2014-01-27 20:12

:eek: Is it safe to come out of hiding? Heard that Big Sister was watching us and decided this wasn't a safe place to visit. Still shivering in me timbers and taking extra large portions of the liquid stuff to calm me down. hic!

Optimist 2014-01-27 20:51

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Eurica 2014-01-27 21:13

Sorry I had to go for a moment. Family had to come and shower here cause the taps has been dry in their part of Bloem for a while now.
In Bloem we don't have load shedding, we have water sharing.
Amazing what the human can get used to. No electricity ok. No water ok. :eek::eek:

Optimist 2014-01-27 21:17

Since you have plenty maybe you should sell it to buy a ticket outa there :p

Optimist 2014-01-27 21:54

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Not that I'm crazy about Jo'burg either... thought of moving to Oz a few years back but they're not normal and work so hard! :eek:



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Eurica 2014-01-27 22:00

Now if you can find a "map" like that for SA, I'll be impressed! :D
I know Bloem will be "the nothing you pass by on your way to The MotherCity":)

Optimist 2014-01-27 22:21

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Citanul 2014-01-28 08:58

[QUOTE=Optimist;178931]
[IMG]http://forum.dstv.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=3328[/IMG][/QUOTE]

Looks accurate to me.

Optimist 2014-01-28 13:41

@King - your PMs are full, you need to delete old stored ones before you can get more.

Woz gonna suggest another lounge party.

Forum King 2014-01-28 15:09

[QUOTE=Optimist;179000]@King - your PMs are full, you need to delete old stored ones before you can get more.

Woz gonna suggest another lounge party.[/QUOTE]
Sorry cant help it that I get so much fan mail :p
Have cleared the fan mail

Forum King 2014-01-28 15:29

[QUOTE=Eurica;178904]Yes. I'm feeling very unloved. [/QUOTE]
Don`t worry be happy .wooo wooo woooo wooo Don`t wory be Happy

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;178905]So what can we talk about? I'm not interested in Doctor Who and you aren't interested in sport What else is there? [/QUOTE]
What sound does a fox make?

[QUOTE=Eurica;178906]Something like The Doctor is playing cricket but we don't talk about it?

So Mr BB have you found me a jobie in your neigbourhood yet?

Oh wait MoM is in the forum! Hide the empty bottles! Put away the karaoke machine. Someone tell Optimist to stop messing with the cables!! Geoff put back that hard drive! Sandtonman stop taking photos!?

Nothing to see here


Nothing to see here[/QUOTE]
MoM is cool ,I have signed an agreement with Her. The lounge is safe!

[QUOTE=Optimist;178907]Too late! She saw the other dish!!......... [I]Rrruun![/I] [/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=Eurica;178908]*Forumites of the lounge running away in all directions!*

Obviously we haven't done the emergency evacuation drill enough. [/QUOTE]
I asked you to do one thing and that was to practice the evacuation drill.

[QUOTE=Optimist;178909]It's the king's fault, look at him! Drunk again in the jacuzzi! [/QUOTE]
[QUOTE]Forum King has Updated His Game mode to
Creative
Forum King is Admin
/ban Optimist
[/QUOTE]That must have been one of my clones ,Forum King does not drink IRL or IVL.

[QUOTE=Eurica;178910]Oh this is not good. Our leader has fallen!
Ok Optimist. He hasn't been seen. I'll drain the jacuzzi. You hide him in behind the flowerbed.

Still nothing to see here.[/QUOTE]
:eek:
[QUOTE]
[QUOTE=Optimist;178911]Ok, and just tell her we're practising our dish art on a dummy setup, definitely nothing to see here... *phew* I need a drink...[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=Eurica;178912]Jeez that was close! I'm hiding behind the counter with a nice bottle of goodness. Come I'll pour you one. But just one. The rest is mine. You know for the stress.[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=Optimist;178913]No prob, I've still got the case of Cape wines that those Forumites sent us... now, what were we talking about??[/QUOTE][/QUOTE][QUOTE=MC Marietjie;178914]Hahaha! Shall have a glass of wine and cheers to you lot of crazies!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk[/QUOTE]
Welcome to the lounge ,All newbies are required to reveal all secret plans you are involved in and spill the beans.

[QUOTE][QUOTE=Eurica;178915]I have no idea. MoM seeing what is going on in the lounge scared all thoughts from my brain. I do remember BB saying something about sport and me begging for work somewhere next to the ocean. Rest is a blank. [/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=Optimist;178916]I knew we'd find a way to get you to visit! Cheers! [/QUOTE][/QUOTE][QUOTE=Eurica;178918]Urm I think you spelled glass wrong there. *bottle[/QUOTE]
To the Dome for breaking the Hidden Rule ,MoM is always right and her spelling is the correct way.

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;178920]:eek: Is it safe to come out of hiding? Heard that Big Sister was watching us and decided this wasn't a safe place to visit. Still shivering in me timbers and taking extra large portions of the liquid stuff to calm me down. hic![/QUOTE]
It is safe.
Codeword The Dove is in love ,ring ding a ding ding rind diiiiiiinnnnnng

Optimist 2014-01-28 16:50

[QUOTE=Forum King;179007]

[QUOTE]Forum King is Admin
/ban Optimist [/QUOTE]

To the Dome for breaking the Hidden Rule ,MoM is always right and her spelling is the correct way.[/QUOTE]

:eek: A nutcase who has gone nuts! And hides behind clones, too busy with his royal benefits... time for a new escape plan :rolleyes:

Forum King 2014-01-28 17:07

[QUOTE=Optimist;179016]:eek: A nutcase who has gone nuts! And hides behind clones, too busy with his royal benefits... time for a new escape plan [/QUOTE]

No just banned you from Minecraft :p

Optimist 2014-01-28 17:35

Aaahh, I'm not too familiar with that... :p

*walks off with a suspicious look in his eyes*

Optimist 2014-01-28 17:40

Edited in spoilers seen, all the best with with your future plans! :cool:

EDIT: And now they vanished, weird place this lounge ! :-o

Optimist 2014-01-29 20:39

Wine doesn't make you fat, it makes you lean [SIZE=1](against the table, the door, ugly people...)[/SIZE]

Eurica 2014-01-29 20:43

[QUOTE=Optimist;179177]Wine doesn't make you fat, it makes you lean [SIZE=1](against the table, the door, ugly people...)[/SIZE][/QUOTE]

So that's why this wall is being all nice and *hick* friendly *hick* to me.

Eurica 2014-01-29 20:47

BTW I finally got me some infrared headphones. Ja it's cheapies but mamma is on a budget. What a difference. :eek: If you live in a complex, forget about having a massive surround sound system. Get some headphones.:D

Oh the little red lights is a bit distracting but I got over that in the first hour.

Eurica 2014-01-29 21:19

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I'm not Sandtonman with his mega brilliant camera but this is what it looks like for me my front door when the stadium lights in Bloem are on.

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beetle bailey 2014-02-01 19:37

Sh! Stoke beat manchester united and the Lions cricket team are hopeless. Don't tell Eurica ;)

Been extremely hot in Cape Town these past couple of days but thankfully seems to be cooling off a little bit. This while other parts of the country are experiencing lots of rain.

Ok it's weak I know but hey, at least I'm trying to get some conversation going here! :confused: Perhaps instead of posting here we should be skyping each other. :eek: (I don't have the Skype application by the way so if you go that way you'll lose me. :eek: Hears the noise of lots of little/big feet rushing off to the nearest store to enquire about obtaining the Skype application and hardware).

Forum King 2014-02-01 19:53

Forum King is on
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Eurica 2014-02-01 19:59

Don't worry BB. Eurica didn't see that. I also have never Skyped or whatever it is called. Trying to explain to me how that works is like me trying to explain to the child what a penpal is.
"Ja you write a letter on paper and then post it and then wait days or weeks for a reply." The child looked at me worryingly and then phoned a ambulance in fear that I might be having a stroke.

Optimist 2014-02-01 20:06

Talking of that, looks like faxes are dying. So few of my clients use it now even though many are on the other side of the hill (where the grass is greener :p)

Eurica 2014-02-01 20:09

[QUOTE=Optimist;179409]Talking of that, looks like faxes are dying. QUOTE]

True. Scan and email dear. Even this old lady understand that. :D

Optimist 2014-02-01 20:15

Old? mmmm... from what I've picked up you've got 10 odd years to go to reach my young age :D

Even BB about that much further on is a mere tadpole compared to some ;)

Eurica 2014-02-01 20:27

@Optimist
Stalker alert!! :D

I can explain being older in a Afrikaans saying I have.
(Hy wat teerpad loop lyk beter as hy wat grondpad loop!)

beetle bailey 2014-02-02 22:20

Perhaps we should compare rings around the waist to decide which of us is the oldest fossil? :rolleyes:

Carrier pigeons. Now there was mail for you? Anyone remember the superfast way of sending mail? Telegrams. Only, ( :D ), took a couple of hours to get from the sender to the receiver.

Optimist 2014-02-03 07:35

Remember the first answering machines, large with separate tape cassettes for incoming and outgoing messages. I think it was called a "collendictor" (or could that have meant to be "callindictor")?

And we only got upgraded from the rotary dial to the push-button phones so much later, decades behind the Americans :rolleyes:

beetle bailey 2014-02-03 11:26

[QUOTE=Optimist;179463]Remember the first answering machines, large with separate tape cassettes for incoming and outgoing messages. I think it was called a "collendictor" (or could that have meant to be "callindictor")?

And we only got upgraded from the rotary dial to the push-button phones so much later, decades behind the Americans :rolleyes:[/QUOTE]

What about the calculator where you pushed the buttons and then pulled a handle on the side to get the answer. There is even an older version of this but it would take too long to describe. Oh the wonders of modern technology.

However, let's not dwell too much in the past as the youngsters here won't have any idea what we are talking about. :D

Citanul 2014-02-03 11:35

I have a slide rule sitting in a cupboard somewhere. I've never actually tried using it, but my mom came across it in a jumble sale and thought it would be a fun novelty present.

Geoff D 2014-02-03 12:43

:p;)[QUOTE=Citanul;179495]I have a slide rule sitting in a cupboard somewhere. I've never actually tried using it, but my mom came across it in a jumble sale and thought it would be a fun novelty present.[/QUOTE]


Novelty my "behind" . I am very proud to say I passed ALL my degrees wirh only a slide rule. And the original men in space were sent there by Engineers with slide rules!.

It is a brilliant piece of calculating equipment. I am still faster with my slide rule than everyone I come into contact with their "calculators"!

Sandtonman 2014-02-03 13:30

Photo Tips.
 
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[QUOTE=Eurica;179185]I'm not Sandtonman with his mega brilliant camera but this is what it looks like for me my front door when the stadium lights in Bloem are on. [/QUOTE]

Hey E, despite having the 70D camera, the on on-board-phone camera hardware is becoming extremely good. Coupled to that, there is an amazing free Android camera app called "a better camera" I'd suggest you download and try it. I'm using it on my Galaxy S3s when I don't want to drag my reflex camera; which is most of the time.

I also use a simple, free tool to edit my pics. Way more simple and useful than Photoshop; It's called Google Picasa. I took your published pic and used Picasa to enhance it and have attached the result. It took less than a minute. You can really see now how the Bloem stadium flood-lamps light up the sky!

Cheers, K.

Eurica 2014-02-03 18:30

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So - I only have my S4 to take pictures with. It takes lovely photos as long as I remember to clean the lens!
I'll try your suggestions. I like Pixlr Express. I tried the photo again.

Send from my palace

Forum King 2014-02-05 14:00

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Citanul 2014-02-06 09:26

I need cheering up.

My house was broken into yesterday. Luckily, they only got into one room and didn't take too much (and I am insured), but it still sucks. :mad: :mad:

Eurica 2014-02-06 09:30

Oh no. Shame that sucks!

Send from my palace

JeanP 2014-02-06 09:52

aww man this really sucks. get new security system

JeanP 2014-02-06 09:57

ok this is for DW fans you know the special (the waters of mars) where the people setup a research station on Mars. now in real life that is really happening. who knew that doctor who's stuff is really gonna come true read this:eek: [url]http://bedfordviewedenvalenews.co.za/226033/next-stop-mars/[/url]

Staffy 2014-02-06 10:01

Like alot of the Star Trek stuff is coming true.... cell phones, tablet pc's.... I just want transporters and replicators and holodecks ;)

Citanul 2014-02-06 10:16

[QUOTE=JeanP;179820]aww man this really sucks. get new security system[/QUOTE]

I really just to improve my existing one - I thought was good enough, but it's turned out not to be. I do have an alarm, but by chance they picked the one room that doesn't have an infrared sensor and they got in my removing an entire pane of glass from a window which doesn't open - if they'd opened any of the windows then the alarm would have gone off.

JeanP 2014-02-06 10:21

you have to live in a jail in this country in order for you and you stuff to be safe. PS hope the insurance doesn't take too long

JeanP 2014-02-06 10:23

never watched old star trek its just too dated for me but yes Transporters will be a real win :)

Optimist 2014-02-06 10:30

It's a scary situation, so sorry to hear you've also been targeted Citanul. :(

We had 2 attempted break-ins in the last few months, both late at night. Inaccessible infra-red heat motion sensors seems the only way to (hopefully) stop it, and making access very difficult in case they're still "brave" enough. Terrible lifestyle.

Eurica 2014-02-06 10:30

[QUOTE=JeanP;179824]you have to live in a jail in this country in order for you and you stuff to be safe. PS hope the insurance doesn't take too long[/QUOTE]

I donít have a alarm system. Guess it helps to have nothing other people want! ;)
On warm days I actually keep my front door open when I leave for work. :)


Send from my palace

Citanul 2014-02-06 11:06

[QUOTE=JeanP;179824]PS hope the insurance doesn't take too long[/QUOTE]

It probably won't. I go through a broker who's pretty good at liaising with the insurance companies. So all I need to is send him a list of the stolen items and he'll take care of rest.

The only two big items that were taken were my laptop and an external hard drive (which just had episodes of TV shows on it, so it's not like it was anything vitally important). Luckily I backed up all my important documents onto a flash drive at the moment, so I didn't lose anything that really mattered. There were a few other things taken, but they were mostly things that I hadn't used in years but still had (including an old laptop), so replacing what was lost isn't going to be too much of a big deal.

beetle bailey 2014-02-06 11:44

What I'm about to say won't cheer Citanul up but think it needs to be said.

A couple of years ago my place was broken into. Nothing much was stolen then either but it would seem that sometimes the first break in also allows the burglars a chance to see what is available. These %^%$^&&*( then came back a week later and, if they weren't disturbed by my wife coming home, could possibly have made off with a lot more than they did.

I have heard of this happening to someone else as well.

After this I put up the Spanish type burglar bars on all the windows and security gates on all the doors.

Be careful Citanul and hoping I'm not being too paranoid.

Citanul 2014-02-06 12:03

That is a good point, but they wouldn't have seen anything else. They only ransacked the one room, and the other rooms with expensive items in were left untouched - the doors were still closed, and if they had opened them then the alarm would have gone off as those rooms have infrared sensors (and I'm going to get a sensor installed in the room that was broken into as soon as possible).

So the only things they saw were what was in that room, and while there are still items in there that cost quite a bit - bass guitar and amp, exercise bike, a large CD collection, Lego models, none of those are particularly easy to make off with, and there's not a big market for them (especially not the music I listen to :D). Ironically, the one item I wouldn't have minded them taking - a digital clock/radio that I don't really like because the display is way too bright even on the dim setting - they left.

So your concern is noted, and I'm certainly not ignoring it, but I don't think they will be back.

Sandtonman 2014-02-06 18:39

[QUOTE=Citanul;179823]..... but by chance they picked the one room that doesn't have an infrared sensor and they got in my removing an entire pane of glass from a window which doesn't open - if they'd opened any of the windows then the alarm would have gone off.[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=Citanul;179844].......the doors were still closed, and if they had opened them then the alarm would have gone off as those rooms have infrared sensors.......[/QUOTE]

I hate to disturb you further but from what you say in these quotes Citanul, they had clearly knowledge of the layout of your house and alarm system and were happy to take the less expensive items without setting off the alarm.

Either an inside job -- maid, gardener, decorator, TV installer, carpet layer, tipped off the baddies; else some other service provider you've used in the last 3-months.

Do upgrade the alarm and do suspect that they may come back for the good stuff! It often happens so please take precautions.

Cheers, K.

Citanul 2014-02-07 09:10

[QUOTE=Sandtonman;179863]Either an inside job -- maid, gardener, decorator, TV installer, carpet layer, tipped off the baddies; else some other service provider you've used in the last 3-months.[/QUOTE]

It can't have been. We don't have a maid, and haven't had any decorators or service providers come in for over a year. We do have someone who occasionally works in the garden but he never comes into the house and we've known him for years.

He also works regularly for other people with more expensive items than us and they've never had an incident. While you obviously can never be absolutely sure that someone is completely trustworthy, it's extremely unlikely (almost to the point of impossibility) that he was involved.

It's the one bedroom at the back of the house, so it's not visible from the road and we think they just took a chance and helped themselves when they discovered that no alarm went off. When they opened the bedroom door they would have seen the alarm keypad (with the red light indicating that it was armed), so we suspect that they didn't venture out into the passage in case there happened to be a sensor there.

There's just no conceivable way that anyone could know that there was no sensor in that bedroom. Guests have no reason to go in there, and the only people who have been into the house in the past year are family and friends, and in any case it's only immediate family who know the alarm setup.

Everything points to it being them knowing the house was unoccupied and taking a chance. A similar sort of thing has happened before - someone tried to get into the front bedroom by smashing a window, but the alarm went off so they didn't take anything then. This time they just happened to find a way of getting in that didn't set the alarm off.

Sandtonman 2014-02-07 11:19

[QUOTE=Citanul;179880]It can't have been......[/QUOTE]
Cool, I'm very glad you are well covered in this respect. I made the comment because I'm not a big believer in coincidence and had an almost identical experience at our old family home. We'd recently had some trees reduced and the workers were left alone with an undisturbed view around the whole exterior of the house in in through all the windows.
Cheers and have a great weekend. K.

Optimist 2014-02-07 11:27

Reminds me of an incident years ago;

We had a few builders in to put a new, bigger bath in for us in the one bathroom. My electric shaver went missing...

Knowing it was obviously them (2 workers present at the time) I confronted them but only got denials and anger from the one who was clearly over-reacting.
They agreed to emptying their pockets, but to no avail.
It was handled as tactfully as possible by me but was still most unpleasant.
The next day we found a part of the shaver buried in the rubble outside.

The thing is we HAD been keeping a close eye on them in the first place...

beetle bailey 2014-02-11 20:08

Hi there everyone. How's it going? Who died and caused the Dome to collapse?:eek:

Me thinks that perhaps the Forum King's subjects are revolting? :rolleyes: (You can take that anyway you like as long as someone starts posting again).

I know we aren't supposed to post about DStv movies here but I'm going to do so anyway. Who watched the movie Silver Linings Playbook which was screened on Sunday night? In the adverts for the movie they play the song Hey Ho by a group who, I think, are called The Luminaires. Yet this song doesn't appear in the movie itself. Think I need to watch the trailer again and listen to how much of the song they actually play there.

Eurica 2014-02-13 11:09

Nothing happening of any interest in my life and I didn't want to bother you with the boring details. That's what my Twitter feed is for :D

beetle bailey 2014-02-13 18:51

Twitter? Another one of those modern electronic messaging items that I have very little idea as to how it works. Perhaps someone could give a detailed explanation?

idamgfrost 2014-02-14 14:32

[IMG]http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Gb2ytqetaRI/TbkJgkc1FgI/AAAAAAAAFVg/XcWvVfxhJ8o/s400/tumbleweed_ghost_town.jpg[/IMG]
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Optimist 2014-02-14 14:41

I think that sometimes people just don't feel like talking, we all work very hard here ;-) ...as long as the thread isn't closed.

Forum King 2014-02-14 14:42

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;180108]Hi there everyone. How's it going? Who died and caused the Dome to collapse?:eek:[/QUOTE]
No King just went on Haitus.
King is further educating himself [COLOR=Gray] [/COLOR][COLOR=Black][COLOR=DarkSlateGray]as an IT TECHNICAL SUPPORT EXPERT [MCSA][/COLOR][/COLOR]

I will try pop in when I have time ;)

beetle bailey 2014-02-14 15:48

[QUOTE=Forum King;180289]No King just went on Haitus.
King is further educating himself [COLOR=Gray] [/COLOR][COLOR=Black][COLOR=DarkSlateGray]as an IT TECHNICAL SUPPORT EXPERT [MCSA][/COLOR][/COLOR]

I will try pop in when I have time ;)[/QUOTE]

Oh. Trying to get a job with a certain company where you too can tell the people to reboot their device and if that doesn't work to take it to a proper repair outfit? :)

As optimist said, we don't want this thread closed down so we better make the occasional attempt to post something. Even the photo of the tumbleweed was good. (Think it was saying something about my being from the "old/ancient" times). But if so, I found it amusing. Thanks.

Optimist 2014-02-14 16:15

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Eurica 2014-02-14 16:18

Happy Valentines Day to those that care. I don't.

Send from my palace

Eurica 2014-02-14 17:00

Question: What would your contribution be to the group in a Zombie apocalypse?

Send from my palace

Optimist 2014-02-14 17:10

[RIGHT][COLOR=silver]......[/COLOR][/RIGHT]
salt

Eurica 2014-02-14 17:20

[QUOTE=Optimist;180307][RIGHT][COLOR=silver]......[/COLOR][/RIGHT]
salt[/QUOTE]

Zombies not demons!

Send from my palace

Optimist 2014-02-14 17:21

Shows what I know, don't watch the stuff :p

Eurica 2014-02-14 17:25

Ok. Time for you to watch a bit of Walking Dead and Supernatural! Oh and you are out of the survival group unless you can proof a skill. Without computers or electricity. :D

Send from my palace

Optimist 2014-02-14 17:27

No prob, I can hypnotise people... ;) (but I don't, it's dangerous)

Eurica 2014-02-14 17:37

[QUOTE=Optimist;180311]No prob, I can hypnotise people... ;) (but I don't, it's dangerous)[/QUOTE]

Ooohhh that is a good skill. You are back in the group!
((my phone is dying. Continue later))

Send from my palace

Eurica 2014-02-14 17:54

((I got the laptop from the car. Continue)):p
Can someone please show me (yes with pictures) how to turn of the touch pad when the mouse is plugged it. Googled it but ja. They got technical.:eek: Just input this code here and open that and close that :eek::eek:
If I ever meet a genie, my first wish will be for intelligence.

Optimist 2014-02-14 19:24

@BB, sorry, I didn't look properly at that last cartoon so may not be in good taste. Anyway it applies somewhat to me too :o

For those into gory humour you should enjoy this one :D
[URL]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUKMUZ4tlJg[/URL]

Eurica 2014-02-14 19:32

[QUOTE=Optimist;180321]@BB, sorry, I didn't look properly at that last cartoon so may not be in good taste. Anyway it applies somewhat to me too :o

For those into gory humour you should enjoy this one :D
[URL]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUKMUZ4tlJg[/URL][/QUOTE]

Sorry I don't have that ADSL thing. Can't donwnload too expensive. Please explain the tale to me. Word for word.:p:cool:

Optimist 2014-02-14 19:37

It's a promotion for a movie, shows a realistic looking robot baby in a "run away" carriage. When concerned people (mostly ladies) come to its rescue it attacks them with blood-curdling sounds! :eek: All about their reactions :D

Eurica 2014-02-14 19:46

Ok dan. If that is what you want to use your uncapped internet for....
I asked the people. I know the people. Don't ask. They told me that the links (??):confused: is so bad in my area that it is not worth it. Will crash and burn all the time. Go mobile they told me :eek:

Optimist 2014-02-14 19:50

No, that's mostly Charles' & friend's humour :rolleyes:
Personally I can mostly do without ADSL, but have heard mobile can be great, if researched properly.

beetle bailey 2014-02-15 10:24

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Optimist, I'm still trying to figure out what I AM DOING HERE so where's your comments about not being in good taste come from? :D

Bring on the comments and insults. It's basically what I'm all about. Think they will have to be pretty bad before I take any offence.:)

Citanul 2014-02-15 12:13

[QUOTE=Eurica;180306]Question: What would your contribution be to the group in a Zombie apocalypse?[/QUOTE]

That's a tough one. I'm not the most athletic or practical person around, and my main ability - an affinity for numbers and maths wouldn't be too useful.

But I have read and watched quite a lot of post-apocalyptic stories, so I guess I'd be useful at advising when something's a bad idea (like splitting the party up).

beetle bailey 2014-02-15 12:39

[QUOTE=Citanul;180351]That's a tough one. I'm not the most athletic or practical person around, and my main ability - an affinity for numbers and maths wouldn't be too useful.

But I have read and watched quite a lot of post-apocalyptic stories, so I guess I'd be useful at advising when something's a bad idea (like splitting the party up).[/QUOTE]

Think I'd possibly be able to bore them to death? Although, seeing that they are already dead, this may not be practical. Guess I won't be any use to any of you. Sorry. RIP!!:o

JeanP 2014-02-16 08:59

let me see what skills do i have in a Zombie Run World yes i know i can do what Glenn does ;) hope that's enough otherwise i can learn to use a crossbow hint hint

Eurica 2014-02-16 19:19

I don't think our group will survive for very long.
I had a dream last night that the apocalypse happened but we had a generator and where able to still watch DStv. Very sporting of them to continue broadcasting while zombies are attaching we thought.:D

Oh and in other news....
The thunder and lightning in the skies interfering with my infrared headphones! :eek:

beetle bailey 2014-02-16 20:13

[QUOTE=Eurica;180422]The thunder and lightning in the skies interfering with my infrared headphones! :eek:[/QUOTE]

Please send this down to Cape Town but let some rain accompany the thunder and lightning. It's been a scorcher today and was pretty hot yesterday as well.

Going outside now to do a rain dance which hopefully will bring not only rain but some snow as well. For tonight's bath I'll be taking my soap with me and jumping into my pool. Last I looked the water was over 30 degrees which, for me anyway, is too hot for a swimming pool's water.

JeanP 2014-02-17 09:05

yes please sent some to JHB too

Eurica 2014-02-17 15:17

[COLOR=#333333][FONT=Calibri]Don't feel sad. Barely two drops of rain. Just a lot of thunder and lightning. [/FONT][/COLOR]

JeanP 2014-02-20 17:21

whats up anybody got some interesting stuff to tell us

beetle bailey 2014-02-20 17:30

[QUOTE=JeanP;180885]whats up anybody got some interesting stuff to tell us[/QUOTE]

Nah. Just a bunch of boring old people that hang out here. Guess none of us have exciting lives judging by the amount of action that takes place in the Lounge.

Eurica 2014-02-20 17:37

Sorry I know I'm guilty of not posting here but I've been having so much fun with the DStv twitter people :) and trying to stay on top of all the shows I watch that I didn't even realise how long it has been. :o

JeanP 2014-02-20 17:45

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So i thought its time to redo the lounge got some ideas? lets shoot some ideas :p:D

JeanP 2014-02-20 17:48

yes my PVR is getting very full again 70% gonna be a busy weekend again

Eurica 2014-02-20 18:01

My hard drive is only on 15% but so much to watch on Catch Up that I also will not be leaving the house this weekend. A few good movies was added as well! :)

If you must redecorate can we please have a ocean view?;)

JeanP 2014-02-20 18:04

i take it you don't like change very much?

Eurica 2014-02-20 18:07

[QUOTE=JeanP;180891]i take it you don't like change very much?[/QUOTE]

I'm not very good with change. True to my Taurus star sign :p

JeanP 2014-02-20 18:18

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will this do?;)

Eurica 2014-02-20 18:21

I'll take the second one. There is a bar! :D

JeanP 2014-02-20 18:28

hahah thought you might just don't go fall of the balcony now ;)

JeanP 2014-02-20 18:35

does anyone know that the house where Magnum P.I. was filmed is for sale for $15 million

beetle bailey 2014-02-20 19:55

[QUOTE=Eurica;180895]I'll take the second one. There is a bar! :D[/QUOTE]

I'm more in favour of the first one even if it means I'll have to bring my own drinks.

Optimist 2014-02-20 21:16

Now we just need add individual screens to the armrests so we can all keep up to date, with headphones of course. :cool:
I'm also finding I've got too much to watch, again, will have to narrow my choices further. *sigh*

Can't someone invent a way to watch in fast-forward? :p

JeanP 2014-02-21 10:40

[QUOTE=Optimist;180904]

Can't someone invent a way to watch in fast-forward? :p[/QUOTE]


i second that motion :D

JeanP 2014-02-21 18:50

do you hear that sound? me Neither?

Forum King 2014-02-24 10:25

;)


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Forum King 2014-02-24 12:35

[QUOTE=JeanP;180888]So i thought its time to redo the lounge got some ideas? lets shoot some ideas :p:D[/QUOTE]

:p You are welcome to submit your ideas to the Forum Lounge council for a vote

Below are the members of council and how much power their vote counts:
Forum King 50%
Eurica 48%
Optimist 0% Now types the minutes for the meetings
MoM 1%
MC Nic 1%

You need to present a presentation for why we should choose your idea.

The lounge with the ocean view :cool:

MC Marietjie 2014-02-24 13:11

Just a little reminder that we will be making some changes on the Forum in the next month or so. So don't invest too much time to change things up for your lounge until the new structure is in place.

Optimist 2014-02-24 13:12

I've donated my vote shares to the queen ;)

Forum King 2014-02-24 13:15

[QUOTE=Optimist;181056]I've donated my vote shares to the queen ;)[/QUOTE]
Below are the members of council and how much power their vote counts:
Forum King 50%
Eurica 48%
Optimist 0% Now types the minutes for the meetings
MoM 1%
MC Nic 1%

Eurica 2014-02-24 13:32

I keeping busy with the #DStvGuideMe thingy on Twitter so I'm sorry if I'm not here for all the meetings! :cool:

MC Nic 2014-02-24 13:39

I'm humbled :)

I just hope this counsel isn't like the prison counsel from The Walking Dead...being shot at, eaten by zombies and now lost in the wilderness that is Macon, Georgia. :eek:

Forum King 2014-02-24 14:55

[QUOTE=MC Nic;181061]I'm humbled :)[/QUOTE]
;)

[QUOTE=MC Nic;181061]I just hope this counsel isn't like the prison counsel from The Walking Dead...being shot at, eaten by zombies and now lost in the wilderness that is Macon, Georgia. [/QUOTE]
Nothing Like that ;)
[IMG]http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110904135440/tardis/images/b/b3/The_Inner_Council.jpg[/IMG]

Citanul 2014-02-24 15:05

[QUOTE=MC Nic;181061]I just hope this counsel isn't like the prison counsel from The Walking Dead...[/QUOTE]

Nic, you are aware that counsel is very different from council? I certainly wouldn't want to be counselled by any of the Lounge regulars. :p

Forum King 2014-02-24 15:28

[QUOTE=Optimist;181056]I've donated my vote shares to the queen ;)[/QUOTE]
Is it because you are scared that the forum queen will do this to you :p
[IMG]http://data.bloggif.com/distant/user/store/8/8/6/b/ce8cb013bed9f31725c3e70375a3b688.gif[/IMG]

Optimist 2014-02-24 15:35

:D

No, it's cos she gets me important Twitter info and I'm too busy :p

Optimist 2014-02-24 16:28

[QUOTE=Forum King;181057]Forum King 50%[/QUOTE]

That's gonna cause a deadlock, I dare you to be even more democratic and give someone else 1% of yours, maybe BB?...

*gets transformed into a TV* :eek:

MC Nic 2014-02-24 18:15

[QUOTE=Citanul;181074]Nic, you are aware that counsel is very different from council? I certainly wouldn't want to be counselled by any of the Lounge regulars. :p[/QUOTE]


I was going to ask if Medical Aid covers our counsel ;)

Forum King 2014-02-25 10:10

[QUOTE=Optimist;181085]That's gonna cause a deadlock, I dare you to be even more democratic and give someone else 1% of yours, maybe BB?...

*gets transformed into a TV* :eek:[/QUOTE]


In due time :p


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Optimist 2014-02-25 21:13

[RIGHT][COLOR=silver]..........[/COLOR][/RIGHT]

Eurica 2014-02-25 21:19

[QUOTE=Optimist;181209][RIGHT][COLOR=silver]..........[/COLOR][/RIGHT][/QUOTE]

I'm sure I posted something here about dinning with someone from history and then when I went back it was gone and I though Urm Ok maybe I posted from my phone but there is nothing so I check online PC style and nothing and now I'm questioning my sanity. Again. This is getting tedious. (the questioning my sanity part)

Optimist 2014-02-25 21:23

I'm just playing the fool, not your sanity or a Forum prob in this case :D

But no, nothing seen of you phantom post :confused:

Eurica 2014-02-25 21:28

[QUOTE=Optimist;181211]But no, nothing seen of you phantom post :confused:[/QUOTE]

I'm feeling very a bit kookoo! I'm sure I posted but ja ok. Here it is again. Urg.

Question asked on Twitter by DStv:

If you could have dinner with anyone in History who would it be? #DStvGuideMe

I answered Gene Roddenberry. He saw so much potential and good in people.

Now you.

Optimist 2014-02-25 21:32

Hmmmm

Ok, I'll dine with Steven Spielberg - will be naturally interesting and insightful but I also want to ask him what gives with his modern series efforts.

beetle bailey 2014-02-25 21:32

BB not interested at this time in being a member of the Council and having any voting rights. Too much tv to catch up on and much too much sport to watch. Also keeping a bit of an eye on what the Forum Queen is busy posting on Twitter. Beginning to wonder how the Queen even has time to post in the Lounge. Busy little lady our Queen is.

Optimist 2014-02-25 21:39

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;181214]BB not interested at this time in being a member of the Council and having any voting rights. Too much tv to catch up on and much too much sport to watch. Also keeping a bit of an eye on what the Forum Queen is busy posting on Twitter. Beginning to wonder how the Queen even has time to post in the Lounge. Busy little lady our Queen is.[/QUOTE]

Who do you nominate then?

[QUOTE=Eurica;181212]I'm feeling very a bit kookoo![/QUOTE]

I'm starting to think maybe your mother lied to you! :eek:

Eurica 2014-02-25 21:41

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;181214] Also keeping a bit of an eye on what the Forum Queen is busy posting on Twitter.[/QUOTE]

So you follow my work on Twitter? :D I always say you get more for being nice than being an somethinghole.

Eurica 2014-02-25 21:45

[QUOTE=Optimist;181215]
I'm starting to think maybe your mother lied to you! :eek:[/QUOTE]

Ja. But we try to keep it quiet. Who needs an unstable queen? Presidents Ja but queens No.

beetle bailey 2014-02-26 09:12

No point in nominating anyone as the Forum King and Queen rule the Lounge with iron fists. Just look at how many votes they have GIVEN themselves! :eek: The rest of us are simply there to be trodden upon and to do most of the work. It's a dictatorship I tell you.

And to think we have someone so imbalanced as our Queen :eek: Makes one wonder just who, or WHAT, our Forum King really is? He did, after all, choose her as his companion did he not? And placed in her hands all those votes.

It's corruption of the highest order I tell you.

Optimist 2014-02-26 09:16

Off with their heads I say! :D

*sneaks off to avoid being made a TV again* :(

Eurica 2014-02-26 10:06

Hey hang on a moment. I might be a wobbly in the brain but I've never mistreated anyone :eek: ok so I recently made JeanP sit in the corner for a day and locked Optimist in the bathrooms. Small things. No mistreatment here.

So I fear I might have to put BB in the dungeons for a bit. This mutiny talk is interfering with the calm of my coffee break.

Optimist 2014-02-26 10:10

Well I'm biased due to all the mistreatment I've had *sniff*

And to think that I introduced you two :rolleyes:
Anyway, enjoy the coffee, I've just remembered you threatening to lock up the king a while back so it has changed my mind. :cool:

JeanP 2014-02-26 10:58

Good Morning peeps

Citanul 2014-02-26 11:08

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;181229]No point in nominating anyone as the Forum King and Queen rule the Lounge with iron fists. Just look at how many votes they have GIVEN themselves! :eek: The rest of us are simply there to be trodden upon and to do most of the work. It's a dictatorship I tell you.[/QUOTE]

This seems like a good time to quote Monty Python. :cool:

[B]Arthur:[/B] Be quiet! I order you to be quiet!
[B]Woman:[/B] Order, eh? Who does he think he is? Heh.
[B]Arthur:[/B] I am your king!
[B]Woman:[/B] Well, I didn't vote for you.
[B]Arthur:[/B] You don't vote for kings.
[B]Woman:[/B] Well, how did you become King, then?
[B]Arthur:[/B] The Lady of the Lake,... [angels sing] ...her arm clad in the purest shimmering samite, held aloft Excalibur from the bosom of the water signifying by Divine Providence that I, Arthur, was to carry Excalibur. [singing stops] That is why I am your king!
[B]Dennis:[/B] Listen. Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.
[B]Arthur:[/B] Be quiet!
[B]Dennis:[/B] Well, but you can't expect to wield supreme executive power just 'cause some watery tart threw a sword at you!
[B]Arthur:[/B] Shut up!
[B]Dennis:[/B] I mean, if I went 'round saying I was an emperor just because some moistened bint had lobbed a scimitar at me, they'd put me away!

Forum King 2014-02-27 09:37

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;181229]No point in nominating anyone as the Forum King and Queen rule the Lounge with iron fists. Just look at how many votes they have GIVEN themselves!The rest of us are simply there to be trodden upon and to do most of the work. It's a dictatorship I tell you.

And to think we have someone so imbalanced as our Queen :eek: Makes one wonder just who, or WHAT, our Forum King really is? He did, after all, choose her as his companion did he not? And placed in her hands all those votes.

It's corruption of the highest order I tell you.[/QUOTE]



[QUOTE=Optimist;181231]Off with their heads I say!

*sneaks off to avoid being made a TV again* :([/QUOTE]



[QUOTE=Optimist;181240]Well I'm biased due to all the mistreatment I've had *sniff*

And to think that I introduced you two :rolleyes:
Anyway, enjoy the coffee, I've just remembered you threatening to lock up the king a while back so it has changed my mind. :[/QUOTE]


:p ,wow free beer and wifi is so bad we treat you so badly. Don't question the rulers or we suspend your visa to the lounge : - p


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Citanul 2014-02-27 09:46

[QUOTE=Forum King;181396]Don't question the rulers or we suspend your visa to the lounge : - p[/QUOTE]

You need a visa to be in the lounge? Or is MasterCard acceptable? :D

Optimist 2014-02-27 10:01

[QUOTE=Forum King;181396]:p ,wow free beer and wifi is so bad we treat you so badly.[/QUOTE]

I don't use either :p

I've now decided I'm the supreme emperor, the king is overruled.
My qualifications - none
My justification - none
Just is that way... ;)

Forum King 2014-02-27 10:07

1 Attachment(s)
Sorry I have taken that role already
[IMG]http://forum.dstv.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=3396&stc=1&d=1393496360[/IMG]

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[B]My Edit to your Edit Optimist
Here is a link to the tweet
[url]https://twitter.com/damgfrost/status/435994949767540737[/url]
[/B]

beetle bailey 2014-02-27 10:11

LONG LIVE THE SUPREME EMPEROR!!!

The King has let his position go to his head and has become a dictator. His Queen has become a twitterati, or is that simply a ....... 'twit'?:D and has to a large extent abandoned her subjects.

Now to see how long the Supreme Emperor can withstand any sort of fightback that the King and Queen may plot against him and his followers.

WE ARE MARCHING ON THE LOUNGE!! (PS. please see the fridge is stocked with some beers. Thanks).

Optimist 2014-02-27 10:19

*clears throat*

[B]@ex-king - Sorry, rules dictate that an announcement is first needed[/B], and I now declare that you can't declare a higher position.

@BB - My first order of business is to return the lounge to the Forumites and rule that it cannot be taken over again.

Should the monarchy wish to mutter otherwise, it will be ignored. :p:p


So where were we?
Oh yes, getting ready for the new Forum plans... ;)

[B]EDIT: Your above edit looks like a forgery to me[/B] :rolleyes:
[B]My Edit to your later Edit about the tweet - only an announcement of the Forum counts and supreme emperor is higher than emperor, case closed. Nothing further will be considered :-p[/B]

Forum King 2014-02-27 12:11

@Optimist I will forward all the Bills to you so that you can pay :).


Sorry SUPREME EMPEROR does not work reminds me of [IMG]http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ39CBxFae9amF5npxMeUKlzry42h5xUgmKtzq70s-VeLbSfLJyRQ[/IMG]

The lounge will have a Monarch with an Elected Prime Minister chosen by the people.

The Council will Include voting powers [Parliament].
20% Forum King
20% Eurica
10% MC Nic
10% MoM
40% Other Forumites

Optimist 2014-02-27 12:16

Good try, no deal :D

I'm off to my palace in the sky for a nice holiday, lightning bolts set to auto-ignore :cool:

Forum King 2014-02-27 12:26

[QUOTE=Optimist;181418]Good try, no deal

I'm off to my palace in the sky for a nice holiday, lightning bolts set to auto-ignore :cool:[/QUOTE]
I am sorry nutcase#5 ,the Deed to the lounge is in my name :cool:
PS All Monarchs have to be approved by the Mods :p

Supreme Emperor also has to do admin work and recaps of the Posts and report Daily reports to the Mods.

I propose a draft regulation to Parliament to have Optimists name changed to "The Dictator" and is user title changed to Public Enemy #1 :p

Forum King 2014-02-27 12:32

[QUOTE=Citanul;181400]You need a visa to be in the lounge? Or is MasterCard acceptable? :D[/QUOTE]
Cash is also Welcome :p

Eurica 2014-02-27 12:35

Hey Everyone just calm down. :eek: Genade Griet. We all know the King is a little bit power hungry but he is harmless enough.:p

The queen has not abandon you. I'll never do that. :cool: I just busy with something else.

This twit (as BB now calls me) is featured in a DStv news thingy.
[URL="bit.ly/1hjOgkV"]bit.ly/1hjOgkV[/URL]

Optimist 2014-02-27 12:39

Congrats E, that brilliant!! :D

You may pretend to be queen for another week ;)

Eurica 2014-02-27 12:45

[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Calibri]Optimist I didnít think they would do that so I just typed something up in 2 minutes! If I knew that they were going to do that I might have put more thought into it! :D [/FONT][/COLOR]

MC Marietjie 2014-02-27 13:24

Nice job there! Succinct and entertaining - no easy feat.

Eurica 2014-02-27 13:43

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Thanks MoM.

Orange 2014-02-27 13:46

There's a delightfully appropriate Afrikaans saying that comes to mind for anyone browsing this thread:
"As k*kpraat 'n siekte was..."

MC Nic 2014-02-27 14:30

[QUOTE=Forum King;181417]@Optimist I will forward all the Bills to you so that you can pay :).


Sorry SUPREME EMPEROR does not work reminds me of [IMG]http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ39CBxFae9amF5npxMeUKlzry42h5xUgmKtzq70s-VeLbSfLJyRQ[/IMG]

The lounge will have a Monarch with an Elected Prime Minister chosen by the people.

The Council will Include voting powers [Parliament].
20% Forum King
20% Eurica
10% MC Nic
10% MoM
40% Other Forumites[/QUOTE]

Jeez, this is getting better and better. Next week, 20% for me and MoM?

Forum King 2014-02-27 14:37

[QUOTE=Eurica;181422]Hey Everyone just calm down. :eek: Genade Griet. We all know the King is a little bit power hungry but he is harmless enough.:p

The queen has not abandon you. I'll never do that. :cool: I just busy with something else.

This twit (as BB now calls me) is featured in a DStv news thingy.
[URL="http://bit.ly/1hjOgkV"]bit.ly/1hjOgkV[/URL][/QUOTE]
[IMG]http://www.saaustralia.org/public/style_emoticons/default/congratulations.gif[/IMG]

Citanul 2014-02-27 14:59

[QUOTE=MC Nic;181434]Jeez, this is getting better and better. Next week, 20% for me and MoM?[/QUOTE]

Now who's getting power hungry? :p

JeanP 2014-02-28 10:33

well done my queen

hahah @MC Nic

MC Nic 2014-02-28 11:07

[QUOTE=Citanul;181438]Now who's getting power hungry? :p[/QUOTE]

Hey, moderator gotta eat yo...

Sandtonman 2014-03-02 09:51

Carlos and Cleggy!
 
Very horse indeed this morning!

What a terrific show last night at Soccer City -- even the rain held off !

Johnny Clegg got the crowd going with an hour-long set of all his best known numbers. Cleggy was at his vocal best and, as always, his supporting band was excellent. Clearly less agile than back in the day, there was a total absence of the dancing that we have come to expect. Despite this he was as good as ever!

Carlos came on stage promptly at 8:30; I was nervous that he might launch into a set of unknown "new stuff" as has been the criticism on other tours. No fear of that, however. The 2-hour set, with an absolutely stunning (polished and totally professional) 9 piece band, included just about all of his classic Latin-rock originals and covers. Jingo Lo Ba, Black Magic Woman, Oye Como Va, She's not there, Maria Maria, to name just a few. There was only one track that I did not know well.

Sound quality and mix was very good; loud but NOT too loud (my ears rang for 3-days after seeing the Who at Wembley back in 1979. My hearing has never quite recovered)

The stage design and lighting were also excellent. Attractive, modern and varied; but not too busy, as is sometimes the case these days.

Great video work on the 3 big screens showing close-ups of the band from all angles, using static as well as hand-held cameras; mixed with classic footage of Carlos over a 45-year band history, over which time he has continued to reinvent himself, in a way only surpassed by Neil Young (IMHO).

He topped the concert off by inviting Cleggy on stage to perform with him. They did a back-to-back Zulu and Latin American number to which the crowd rose.

Marred (just very slightly) IMHO by a couple of mini-lectures about world peace, love, poverty, The Dali lama, Desmond Tutu, philanthropists, (Buffet , Gates, Branson), the Pope, Tutu again; it was a terrific evening. After all Carlos Santana is an original 60s artist who performed at Woodstock and whose music sounds as fresh today as it did back in 1969. As a surviving 60's rock god, I suppose he's entitled to lecture on peace and love!

Cheers, K.

beetle bailey 2014-03-03 10:26

Sandtonman, one of the oldest "rockers" in the country. ;)

Pleased that you enjoyed the show. Strangely enough I'm not a big Santana fan although admittedly the only song of his that I know of is "Black Magic Woman". A song that I do like by the way.

How big a following does Santana have amongst the "younger" generation seeing as how I don't think much of his music gets radio or tv play these days. Or do I just listen to the wrong channels?

Citanul 2014-03-03 10:38

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;181598]How big a following does Santana have amongst the "younger" generation seeing as how I don't think much of his music gets radio or tv play these days. Or do I just listen to the wrong channels?[/QUOTE]

I don't know about more recently, but he had a big comeback in the late 90s, hitting on the very successful formula of teaming up with other artists who would write and perform on his albums. He got quite a bit of airplay and won a number of Grammys, so he's probably managed to secure quite a following from the younger generation, both amongst those who listen to what's popular and those who have an inclination towards older music.

Sandtonman 2014-03-03 10:49

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;181598]......How big a following does Santana have amongst the "younger" generation ......?[/QUOTE]

The audience was +-75% old time classic-rockers like me; But there was around 25% of "youngsters" say 20-40 age group.

Citanul is quite correct that Carlos has performed with young musicians over the years; specifically the Supernatural album released in 1999, earned him a lot of younger fans and was massively successful

From a population perspective the audience was around 70% white with the balance being made up mainly from the Indian community.

Anyway it was a splendid evening enjoyed by all.
Cheers, K.

beetle bailey 2014-03-03 12:36

Thanks Citanul and Sandtonman. Don't know when last I've been to a live show like the one Sandtonman went to. There are some artists who have toured here recently that I wouldn't have minded going to see, U2, The Hollies, Bruce Springsteen but not at the prices charged. Also, as in the case of the Hollies for example, I'm not too certain how many of the original members would have actually been in the group?

Citanul 2014-03-03 15:55

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;181632]Also, as in the case of the Hollies for example, I'm not too certain how many of the original members would have actually been in the group?[/QUOTE]

I'm probably being a bit pedantic here, but it's not necessarily the original members that you want to see.

For example, the Moody Blues toured South Africa two years ago, and the drummer is the only original member who's left. However, that original line-up only lasted one album and it was the subsequent line-up who had the most success, and three out of five of that "classic" line-up are still in the band.

beetle bailey 2014-03-03 17:51

[QUOTE=Citanul;181678]I'm probably being a bit pedantic here, but it's not necessarily the original members that you want to see.

For example, the Moody Blues toured South Africa two years ago, and the drummer is the only original member who's left. However, that original line-up only lasted one album and it was the subsequent line-up who had the most success, and three out of five of that "classic" line-up are still in the band.[/QUOTE]

I would agree that I wouldn't expect to see the full original line up of any of the sixties groups but would like to see at least a couple of the main members. Moody Blues without Justin Hayward as an example just wouldn't be the same.

Have also read somewhere that UB40, I think it was, are also coming to South Africa yet the original band says that this isn't, or shouldn't be called, UB40 as only one member of the band was originally with them.

Think not too long ago the Beach Boys toured here as well and the only original member was Mike Love?

Citanul 2014-03-04 09:24

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;181693]I would agree that I wouldn't expect to see the full original line up of any of the sixties groups but would like to see at least a couple of the main members.[/QUOTE]

With any group I think there are certain key members who are integral to the band while there are others who can be replaced fairly easily. The Eagles toured South Africa without Don Felder and Bon Jovi came with Richie Sambora and I don't think anybody really cared.

In general the key member is going to be the singer as they're really what makes the band identifiable, although there are obviously example of groups changing the singer and being more successful or at least not significant less successful. It becomes a little trickier with group like the Beach Boys and the Hollies who had multiple singers (I think - I'm not that familiar with either band), so sometimes the current touring line-up can be a little disappointing to long term fans.

JeanP 2014-03-04 10:59

Who is the person responsible for this constant rain for the past 30 Hours? i haven't seen the sun in about 3 days i like rain as much as the next person but this not funny anymore

JeanP 2014-03-04 11:01

look i've been a member of the forum 1 year now happy aniversary to me :D

Sandtonman 2014-03-04 11:10

Happy Anniversary JeanP!

This miserable weather has been sent to Expats Brits, like me, who may have been considering a permanent move back to the UK for any reason, in order to remind us of what the weather is usually like in the UK.

We get 300+ days of sunshine in SA; and 300+ days of this in the UK :eek:

Cheers, K.

Citanul 2014-03-04 11:12

Constant rain? Not here in Cape Town. :p

JeanP 2014-03-04 11:18

[QUOTE=Citanul;181759]Constant rain? Not here in Cape Town. :p[/QUOTE]

your lucky i don't mind the rain as much but i would like some sunshine too we've had 55 mm of rain in less than 24 hours :eek:

JeanP 2014-03-04 11:19

[QUOTE=Sandtonman;181758]Happy Anniversary JeanP!

This miserable weather has been sent to Expats Brits, like me, who may have been considering a permanent move back to the UK for any reason, in order to remind us of what the weather is usually like in the UK.

We get 300+ days of sunshine in SA; and 300+ days of this in the UK :eek:

Cheers, K.[/QUOTE]

yea i know whats the weather like got family in uk

Eurica 2014-03-05 18:49

I'm sitting on my own in the lounge. Someone talk to me!

Send from my palace

Optimist 2014-03-05 18:54

Glug, glug, glug... *bubble, bubble*

Eurica 2014-03-05 19:00

[QUOTE=Optimist;181945]Glug, glug, glug... *bubble, bubble*[/QUOTE]

Drowning in your elbow greased system? Lost & stuck in cables? I don't need a Explora detail? Wife drowning you? Pick one.


Oh wait you are trying to insinuate something....

Send from my palace

Optimist 2014-03-05 19:21

[QUOTE=Eurica;181946]Oh wait you are trying to insinuate something....[/QUOTE]

No :confused: you ladies can be rather sensitive but I see what you're thinking with that ;)
Just about the weather... :( but I can finally see the moooon so looking better.

I'm happy with my "system", it's just nuts at the moment with the Spielberg festival :eek:
It's nothing that strange, just some things I've learnt over the years ;-)

Eurica 2014-03-05 19:25

I haven't had the time to watch any of the Spielberg movies :-(

Send from my palace

Optimist 2014-03-05 19:34

[QUOTE=Eurica;181951]I haven't had the time to watch any of the Spielberg movies :-([/QUOTE]

Most of mine are being stockpiled, but some can only be done short term... Maybe there will be lots of repeats later on.

How full is your harddrive already? Even filling that shouldn't be a prob these days :D

Eurica 2014-03-05 19:40

[QUOTE=Optimist;181952]
How full is your harddrive already? :D[/QUOTE]

Last I checked it was on 12% or there abouts. AND I have Marinda saved. Lots of Walking Dead even more Doctor Who Classic. I can't fill up that thing! My P2 was always full. This thing. Nope!

Send from my palace

Optimist 2014-03-05 19:42

I'll ask you again in about 6 months... ;)

Eurica 2014-03-05 19:46

[QUOTE=Optimist;181954]I'll ask you again in about 6 months... ;)[/QUOTE]

Hopefully by then I would have won the lottery & moved to the ocean & yes then my HDD might be exploiting otherwise nope.

Send from my palace

Optimist 2014-03-05 19:55

Don't be so sure - it's like with computers, started with tiny amounts like 640 "bytes", these days many "terabytes" (nearly ten thousand million times more) aren't enough for some! :eek:

For starters all that's needed is for more stuff to end up in HD...

Citanul 2014-03-06 08:32

[QUOTE=Optimist;181959]Don't be so sure - it's like with computers, started with tiny amounts like 640 "bytes", these days many "terabytes" (nearly ten thousand million times more) aren't enough for some! :eek:[/QUOTE]

I remember when a game that used to come on more than one floppy disc was seen as being big. Nowadays you get them coming on more than one DVD.

MC Nic 2014-03-06 08:40

[QUOTE=Optimist;181959]Don't be so sure - it's like with computers, started with tiny amounts like 640 "bytes", these days many "terabytes" (nearly ten thousand million times more) aren't enough for some! :eek:

For starters all that's needed is for more stuff to end up in HD...[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=Citanul;181987]I remember when a game that used to come on more than one floppy disc was seen as being big. Nowadays you get them coming on more than one DVD.[/QUOTE]

I remember sitting for hours installing Lotus Smart Suite, which came on 32 stiffies, on my PC. You'd get to Disc 25 of 32 and "Error reading drive B: (A)bort (R)etry (F)ail."

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Optimist 2014-03-06 09:34

My first computer was a Sinclair ZX80, we had to save and reload programmes and data from a portable cassette recorder. The volume had to be set just right... amazing it worked at all.

At school when I did computer science as a 7th subject we couldn't even get to see the Department Of Education's computers let alone access them, our programmes were converted to punch cards :D

Wot will it all be like in 2030?? :eek: (More "automation" probably :rolleyes:)

MC Nic 2014-03-06 09:43

[QUOTE=Optimist;181997]My first computer was a Sinclair ZX80, we had to save and reload programmes and data from a portable cassette recorder. The volume had to be set just right... amazing it worked at all.

At school when I did computer science as a 7th subject we couldn't even get to see the Department Of Education's computers let alone access them, our programmes were converted to punch cards :D

Wot will it all be like in 2030?? :eek: (More "automation" probably :rolleyes:)[/QUOTE]

Sjoe. And I thought programming "Nikki the Robot" in Turbo Pascal on an XT was old school...

Citanul 2014-03-06 10:11

[QUOTE=MC Nic;182000]Sjoe. And I thought programming "Nikki the Robot" in Turbo Pascal on an XT was old school...[/QUOTE]

I had a lot of fun programming in Turbo Pascal and it's probably still one of my favourites out of all the languages I've programmed in, even though I haven't used it in years. I remember having a lot of unfinished programs - I'd have some sort of grand idea, make a start and sometimes even get it to a reasonable working stage, before losing interest and starting something else.

Optimist 2014-03-06 10:22

The only way to get finished was to stubbornly stay up all night & see the sun come up (and then all too often one had forgotten to save and had a power failure).

My favourite was Basic, very powerful for such a language as it progressed and what I ended up using in some business. Didn't like Pascal, too unfriendly, although never tried the modern :p Turbo Pascal version.
As for machine code and the like, very interesting and deep but painful.

If you guys think my experiences are old, wait for Geoff to arrive... probably had to assemble his own device using valves :eek::D

MC Nic 2014-03-06 10:46

[QUOTE=Citanul;182003] I remember having a lot of unfinished programs - I'd have some sort of grand idea, make a start and sometimes even get it to a reasonable working stage, before losing interest and starting something else.[/QUOTE]

Sounds a lot like the way I play SimCity.

Citanul 2014-03-06 11:24

[QUOTE=MC Nic;182005]Sounds a lot like the way I play SimCity.[/QUOTE]

That's something I haven't played in years! Although, as I remember, there was no definite endpoint, so it was pretty much play until you lose interest.

MC Nic 2014-03-06 11:25

[QUOTE=Citanul;182009]That's something I haven't played in years! Although, as I remember, there was no definite endpoint, so it was pretty much play until you lose interest.[/QUOTE]

The new SimCity that came out last year (or the year before, can't remember) is quite a lot of fun. Recently started re-playing it. Definitely come a long way since the first games in the 90s.

Geoff D 2014-03-06 12:53

[QUOTE=Optimist;182004]The only way to get finished was to stubbornly stay up all night & see the sun come up (and then all too often one had forgotten to save and had a power failure).

My favourite was Basic, very powerful for such a language as it progressed and what I ended up using in some business. Didn't like Pascal, too unfriendly, although never tried the modern :p Turbo Pascal version.
As for machine code and the like, very interesting and deep but painful.

If you guys think my experiences are old, wait for Geoff to arrive... probably had to assemble his own device using valves :eek::D[/QUOTE]

Not quite but close -----

As a student I was given the task to increase the memory of a computer from 4 bytes to 4 kbytes ---- by manually wiring magnetic core memory. The next project was to build a real time clock for a Varian computer. The next one we took on as a group project was to build a "real time compiler" which involved using a storage scope as a monitor. This one turned into a "word processor" which we then used to complete our theses --- everyone else was using the Universities " tryping department" for their manuscripts.

It involved writing and building what today is called a "Driver" for an ancient printer as well. Actualy that is not true, we "converted" a telex machine into a printer. ( 8 - 5 code conversion and all)

Not to talk of developing a system to transfer s/w off 32 stiffies/floppies onto a single (one of the first) "hard drives" and then installing from that instead.

Triggered by the same Lotus software MC Nic was talking about.

The first gaming computer in my home was an "Atari" - I still have the monitor for that one connected to a simple ancient "computer" at home.

We could not purchase computers at work, so we bought " equipment controllers" instead. They were Olliveti units. We bought them as " components" and assembled them ourselves and then they ended up on peoples desk running " super calc" I then developed a word processor which I called "run-on" because it would occassionally runaway with whatever the last keystroke was and could not be stopped until the storage was full, at which time it would "freeze" and reboot, losing all your work for you..... ( you heard that before, memory leak and all that ...) Took a while to fix but in the end found a way around a hardware limitation and then reaned the word processor run -off - beacause it could run-off as many versionsas you could possibly want.


BTW the version of "supercalc" we had was able to only add hor and vertically, nothing else.

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Optimist 2014-03-07 09:57

Long live Win 95 :p:D

Forum King 2014-03-07 10:09

The "Lounge Thread" Part 2
 
[QUOTE=Optimist;182065]Long live Win 95 :p:D[/QUOTE]


:p ......... ?

Optimist 2014-03-07 20:26

Don't get me wrong peeps, tech advancement is great and I've always appreciated it but it's too often overkill and not motivated with the consumers' needs in mind these days.

As for older OS's and PCs, they're still more than powerful enough for simply structured but useful apps and needs. ;)

JeanP 2014-03-07 21:19

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haha good one

JeanP 2014-03-07 21:22

strange thing i actually still like Windows XP.But when the support stops i'll move on to the next one

gwalker 2014-03-07 21:35

[QUOTE=JeanP;182082]strange thing i actually still like Windows XP.But when the support stops i'll move on to the next one[/QUOTE]


Well that will be in about 24 days...

JeanP 2014-03-11 09:53

what internet security/anti virus do you guys use? very random i know

MC Nic 2014-03-11 20:20

The "Lounge Thread" Part 2
 
[QUOTE=JeanP;182270]what internet security/anti virus do you guys use? very random i know[/QUOTE]


I've used AVG Free for years. Never had a problem. I don't think I've paid for Antivirus since 2006.

Geoff D 2014-03-11 20:57

The only thing that is important is not to run more than one antivirus package at a time

Optimist 2014-03-11 20:58

My prob with AVG is that it became bulky, trying to elbow its way into other areas of protection and without offering the ability to control that enough.

Microsoft Essentials' anti-virus works well (but will now be on its way out for XP :rolleyes:).

Sandtonman 2014-03-12 08:29

[QUOTE=MC Nic;182330]I've used AVG Free for years. Never had a problem. I don't think I've paid for Antivirus since 2006.[/QUOTE]

I used to bee a Nortons bigot then it let me down by not recognising the Skype Trojan about 18 months ago and I ended up rebuilding my entire machine from a format.

It also became expensive, so I purchased AVG Internet security and PC Tune-up. I've been using this combination since.

It has declared a couple of false positives; rather that than missing real issues!

Cheers, K

Optimist 2014-03-12 08:39

[QUOTE=Sandtonman;182378]It has declared a couple of false positives; rather that than missing real issues![/QUOTE]

True, but at one point it actually interfered with my use of some still fairly mainstream software. Not that that's necessarily an AVG issue alone, I've seen other protection suites do the same.

BTW, try registering on AVG's forum, they didn't even bother to get back to me re my registration :(
(Although nor did MC initially in Dec 2008, yet look how that changed and where it's led to... ;))

Citanul 2014-03-12 08:55

At work it's Trend Micro OfficeScan as that's what my company uses, while on my home computer it's AVG Free. I switched to it when I thought I had a virus but Norton which I had at the time didn't report anything. I installed AVG, it picked up and eliminated the virus and I've used it ever since then.

JeanP 2014-03-12 10:10

i use AVG Free i like it its a nice interface

Optimist 2014-03-12 10:38

Can anyone recommend a reasonably inexpensive water purifier that fits directly on a kitchen tap?

We've had a "Waterpik" for years but they've stopped dealing in it so we can't find replacement filters anymore :(

Forum King 2014-03-13 21:53

Videos that meet the criteria that describes the lounge :p

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Forum King 2014-03-13 21:54

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Who wants Ice-Cream :p

These are real Commercials :eek:

caneman 2014-03-14 08:28

[QUOTE=Optimist;182403]Can anyone recommend a reasonably inexpensive water purifier that fits directly on a kitchen tap?

We've had a "Waterpik" for years but they've stopped dealing in it so we can't find replacement filters anymore :([/QUOTE]

The Instapure R2 filter fits the Waterpik and I have previously purchased them from P n P and Dis-chem.

Optimist 2014-03-14 08:36

[QUOTE=caneman;182589]The Instapure R2 filter fits the Waterpik and I have previously purchased them from P n P and Dis-chem.[/QUOTE]

Great, thanks a million Caneman! :cool:

beetle bailey 2014-03-14 11:22

[QUOTE=caneman;182589]The Instapure R2 filter fits the Waterpik and I have previously purchased them from P n P and Dis-chem.[/QUOTE]

Who needs the "yellow pages" when we have friends in the Lounge? Simply ask your question on whatever subject and it seems like someone will be able to help. Well done caneman.

Optimist 2014-03-16 10:23

I hear that worldwide bank groups are moaning at Microsoft about the expense of upgrading their ATM's software beyond XP, apparently some sort of plan is being negotiated.

Just strengthens my point, nothing wrong with progress but if it works more than well enough why discontinue it?
I suppose it's a matter of what profits there are to be made... :( surely a way can be found, I would happily pay a small maintenance fee. *sigh*

EDIT: There's something called Win 365 which offers older software at a yearly renewal (and much cheaper) price. I don't know if that's just for MS Office or if it includes XP, or if individuals can use that, but it makes a lot of sense. People are familiar with XP, don't want to pay for more upgrading of other software for a new OS, and so on.
The banks are also threatening to move to an open-source OS, says a lot...

gwalker 2014-03-16 13:31

[QUOTE=Optimist;182739]I hear that worldwide bank groups are moaning at Microsoft about the expense of upgrading their ATM's software beyond XP, apparently some sort of plan is being negotiated.

Just strengthens my point, nothing wrong with progress but if it works more than well enough why discontinue it?
I suppose it's a matter of what profits there are to be made... :( surely a way can be found, I would happily pay a small maintenance fee. *sigh*

EDIT: There's something called Win 365 which offers older software at a yearly renewal (and much cheaper) price. I don't know if that's just for MS Office or if it includes XP, or if individuals can use that, but it makes a lot of sense. People are familiar with XP, don't want to pay for more upgrading of other software for a new OS, and so on.
The banks are also threatening to move to an open-source OS, says a lot...[/QUOTE]

The banks ran out of time upgrading and will take some anther 2 years. They moaning about paying MS for extended support.

Point 2 it is called Office365 been around for a few years. It is aimed at Productivity products like Office, Exchange, SharePoint, Lync and Projects to name a few. It doesnt include OS

Optimist 2014-03-16 14:07

Thanks for the info Graeme.

Maybe it will turn out that XP is not totally history for us yet, that's happened before (being my optimistic self :p)

gwalker 2014-03-16 14:24

[QUOTE=Optimist;182757]Thanks for the info Graeme.

Maybe it will turn out that XP is not totally history for us yet, that's happened before (being my optimistic self :p)[/QUOTE]

Well new version of Office 2013 doesn't work on XP nor does newer (and more secure) versions of software like Internet Explorer 11

Optimist 2014-03-16 14:27

[QUOTE=gwalker;182758]Well new version of Office 2013 doesn't work on XP nor does newer (and more secure) versions of software like Internet Explorer 11[/QUOTE]

I've got regular MS upgrades for my old Office for years which does everything I want including handle newer files from clients well enough, and happy with my IE 8 plus I use Firefox as well.

That's the whole point, some are happy enough without upgrading (but years ago I thought the same way as you, my experience has changed my outlook ;)).

gwalker 2014-03-16 14:32

[QUOTE=Optimist;182759]I've got regular MS upgrades for my old Office for years which does everything I want including handle newer files from clients well enough, and happy with my IE 8 plus I use Firefox as well.

That's the whole point, some are happy enough without upgrading (but I used to think the same way as you).[/QUOTE]

Well the newer version of Office interaction with SharePoint and the services it offers like multiple user working on the same spreadsheet or document may not apply to you but to many it does or would be great if they knew they could. IE11 offers a lot more of functionality and bandwidth saving with only refreshing certain parts of page. Maybe Firefox does it ok for the sites you visit but when using functionality from Office and Office365 services like SharePoint then you are not going to get all the functionality. It's your choice but know you are limiting yourself and anyone else who reads the thread needs to be informed too of the danagers, including the security improvements made in both the OS and browser.

Optimist 2014-03-16 14:34

Then I think we now agree in a sense, there's room for both types of needs and people should keep themselves aware of all the fine points. :-)

Security... it's done to cover every possible issue worldwide, most will never see the light of day in any one individual's experience. Yes, the more protection the better, but it can never be foolproof anyway of course.

ivanj 2014-03-16 19:53

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Optimist 2014-03-16 19:56

[QUOTE=ivanj;182776]Anyone have any idea what happened to MC Thami?[/QUOTE]

Yep, he left MC. :(

He was maybe going to become a Forumite, if so he's in disguise... :eek:

Citanul 2014-03-17 08:48

[QUOTE=Optimist;182739]I hear that worldwide bank groups are moaning at Microsoft about the expense of upgrading their ATM's software beyond XP, apparently some sort of plan is being negotiated.

Just strengthens my point, nothing wrong with progress but if it works more than well enough why discontinue it?[/QUOTE]

I suppose at some point it starts to become impractical to continue supporting it. There would be costs associated with the continued support and so Microsoft must have decided that the costs are now too great. XP was released over 12 years ago (and they stopped selling it 5 years ago), so it has had a good run - was anyone still using any version of MS-DOS 12 years after its release?

Optimist 2014-03-17 09:31

Good points, Citanul.
My beef is actually with Win 7, taken off the market far too quickly and now we've even got Win 9 trying to elbow in. :(

I spoke to a colleague this morning, like most others I've heard from there is a distinct dislike for 8.1 which this guy equated to the GUI for XBox.
More than that, I and so many others can't currently afford all the basic & "hidden" expenses involved, couldn't with Win 7 either.
Fortunately these days the needs of both my and my most direct associates' businesses aren't that sophisticated s/w wise. I'm seriously considering Ubuntu, but although more flexible and long serving there are limitation with that.

I've been around town, among other things I used to be both a technical manager and IT Officer for a couple of senior companies which included h/w & s/w support so I know the game, these days the economy says otherwise so hoping for some good alternatives to develop...

Citanul 2014-03-17 10:59

[QUOTE=Optimist;182813]I spoke to a colleague this morning, like most others I've heard from there is a distinct dislike for 8.1 which this guy equated to the GUI for XBox.[/QUOTE]

At least 8.1 is a bit better than 8 with the introduction of something resembling a Start menu and the ability to boot straight to the desktop, but I still don't like it. It seems like it's the odd numbers that are the best when it comes to Windows versions, which is the opposite to the Star Trek movies. :)

MC Nic 2014-03-17 11:44

[QUOTE=Citanul;182860]At least 8.1 is a bit better than 8 [/QUOTE]


Let's be honest here...Saying "At least 8.1 is better than 8" is really like saying "I have TB, which is better than having Extremely Drug Resistant TB".

The whole "Windows 8 experience" was broken when they tried to shoe-horn a touch-based OS onto PCs and call it "revolutionary". It's like Windows CE all over again, only in reverse.

It may be faster/snappier, but when the user experience is horrible that kind of defeats the object.

*drops mic* :cool:

Geoff D 2014-03-17 11:51

[QUOTE=Citanul;182803]
- was anyone still using any version of MS-DOS 12 years after its release?[/QUOTE]

yes actually, and it is STILL used today ....

Have a close look at some of the routines you all use everyday and those that know MSDOS tell me that these routines are not MSDOS routines.

Optimist 2014-03-17 15:18

No jokes, my main business XP PC's motherboard has just packed up on me, so I'm done with this conversation in case it's causing someone to curse me :p

*sigh* so no longer considering, actually now having to make a plan. Anyone got a spare Win 7 32-bit pack to sell me? :(

Optimist 2014-03-17 17:16

No worries people, a regular Forumite has already made a plan for me by PM :cool:

This Forum is amazing! :D

Geoff D 2014-03-18 09:08

[QUOTE=Optimist;182919]No jokes, my main business XP PC's motherboard has just packed up on me, so I'm done with this conversation in case it's causing someone to curse me :p

*sigh* so no longer considering, actually now having to make a plan. Anyone got a spare Win 7 32-bit pack to sell me? :([/QUOTE]

No it did not pack up --- a self destruct routine activated to try and get you to migrate :cool::eek:

Optimist 2014-03-18 09:13

For once I won't go the conspiracy theory route ;) , the PC was nearly a decade old...

Geoff D 2014-03-18 09:20

[QUOTE=Optimist;182966]For once I won't go the conspiracy theory route ;) , the PC was nearly a decade old...[/QUOTE]

heheh! :D, Ja I believe you! Did you also decide by any chance to do a "final software update" recently, before XP support stops?

Optimist 2014-03-18 09:24

[QUOTE=Geoff D;182969]heheh! :D, Ja I believe you! Did you also decide by any chance to do a "final software update" recently, before XP support stops?[/QUOTE]

That's basically exactly what happened Geoff... it had done an offered latest update while switching off, next time I tried to turn on it was dead.

How did you guess that, are you a magician? :eek:

beetle bailey 2014-03-18 09:55

From what I've been reading here am I correct in assuming that the XP version is no longer going to be supported by Microsoft? I have Security Essentials as my anti virus so if the above is correct then it would mean I'd have to change from Security Essentials to something new?

Is this really all that would be affected on my computer? Don't think I've ever had a software update done, unless this is done when the anti virus is updated. Also, to date, had no reason to contact Microsoft for any XP issues so that side of things doesn't bother me.

Seem to remember reading somewhere a couple of weeks ago about this situation but that there had been a rethink on this matter and alternatives were being looked at by Microsoft?

JeanP 2014-03-18 09:58

My Queen that Tv watching earphone you have where did you get it and what is it called i'm looking into getting me some too

JeanP 2014-03-18 09:59

oh goodness me people talking about win Xp dying and i'm using a win Xp:eek:

Eurica 2014-03-18 10:00

[QUOTE=JeanP;182986]My Queen that Tv watching earphone you have where did you get it and what is it called i'm looking into getting me some too[/QUOTE]

We have a sell everything store in Bloemfontein called "Kloppers". I got it there. It's not the most expensive but works very well for me.

Optimist 2014-03-18 10:00

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;182983]From what I've been reading here am I correct in assuming that the XP version is no longer going to be supported by Microsoft? I have Security Essentials as my anti virus so if the above is correct then it would mean I'd have to change from Security Essentials to something new?

Is this really all that would be affected on my computer? Don't think I've ever had a software update done, unless this is done when the anti virus is updated. Also, to date, had no reason to contact Microsoft for any XP issues so that side of things doesn't bother me.

Seem to remember reading somewhere a couple of weeks ago about this situation but that there had been a rethink on this matter and alternatives were being looked at by Microsoft?[/QUOTE]

Yep, that's exactly what is happening BB. :(

You'll need to find a replacement anti virus at the least, but longer term at least for wider security you'll have to consider an upgrade.

Geoff D 2014-03-18 10:06

[QUOTE=Optimist;182973]That's basically exactly what happened Geoff... it had done an offered latest update while switching off, next time I tried to turn on it was dead.

How did you guess that, are you a magician? :eek:[/QUOTE]

No that is what happened to me! one of those "recommended updates" basically does something that is NOT compatible with older Hardware, but because in my case there were so many of them it is now very hard to find it even if you can get your PC to reboot to be able to "reverse" it.

I am using that PC now as an opportuntity to really get to grips with how MS thinks -------

So now do you still believe it was not triggered by MS? I will grant you that it was not malicious but done because even the MS Gurus do not always keep track of everything they do. [B]Equals an unintended self destruct routine or Silver Bullet![/B]

If you have a "restore CD" for the laptop still, you may be able to recover, BUT it means ALL the updates done since inception will be lost .........

So ........ we are all caught between a rock and a hard place.

Optimist 2014-03-18 10:13

Oh hell !!!!
Ja I wouldn't put it past them, and other anomalies of late add to the "evidence"...

But we can never really prove that kind of behaviour, and either way we're stuck with it ! :(

I'm going to put my transplant idea I mentioned privately to you on hold, PLEASE keep me up to date with your findings.

This is believe it or not the first time I'm ever going to use the angry smiley... (I normally consider anger to be a very self-destructive emotion)!
:mad::mad::mad:

Geoff D 2014-03-18 10:13

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;182983]From what I've been reading here am I correct in assuming that the XP version is no longer going to be supported by Microsoft? I have Security Essentials as my anti virus so if the above is correct then it would mean I'd have to change from Security Essentials to something new?

Is this really all that would be affected on my computer? Don't think I've ever had a software update done, unless this is done when the anti virus is updated. Also, to date, had no reason to contact Microsoft for any XP issues so that side of things doesn't bother me.

Seem to remember reading somewhere a couple of weeks ago about this situation but that there had been a rethink on this matter and alternatives were being looked at by Microsoft?[/QUOTE]

Be very very careful about now trying to do a last minute s/w update! It will probably prove fatal. And the problem is you will not know until it is too late ------- and if you then take your PC in for repair, the repair desk will tell you anything between a HDD failure, battery failure or Motherboard failure, when all it is one or more of the "updates" that is not compatible with the older hardware.

Optimist 2014-03-18 10:36

I didn't read your post well enough for my reply just above your last post, have only just calmed down (a bit).

[QUOTE=Geoff D;182990]I am using that PC now as an opportuntity to really get to grips with how MS thinks -------

So now do you still believe it was not triggered by MS? I will grant you that it was not malicious but done because even the MS Gurus do not always keep track of everything they do. [B]Equals an unintended self destruct routine or Silver Bullet![/B][/QUOTE]

The chances of this not being malicious are slim IMO. How often must we believe in "coincidences".
IF they later offer an admission, apology and fix, then ok.

The only possible excuse I can imagine is that they got careless due to lack of interest in a "dying" product, so then maybe... but it's too convenient...

We need serious competition to MS, I've been saying that for decades.
Maybe time to examine Apple's OS's? I know next to nothing about them.

Geoff D 2014-03-18 12:13

Suddenly gives new meaning to to what the consequences could be when this pops up on your laptop ..... on a machine where the OS is about to expire
[IMG]http://forum.dstv.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=3428&stc=1&d=1395137516[/IMG]


The laptop that was supposedly UTR is working again, with the very basic XP package after restoring it from the restore disc.
That is after the OEM supplier had the laptop for a week and the declared it UTR ....

The problem is your machine may not restart onec the update takes effect ..... This one popped up on my other XP laptop a few minutes ago --- Anyone want to experiment and tell me it it is safe to do this one update, which is an update of the malicious s/w app. ?

Optimist 2014-03-18 13:11

[QUOTE=Geoff D;183008]--- Anyone want to experiment and tell me it it is safe to do this one update, which is an update of the malicious s/w app. ?[/QUOTE]

Oh what the hell, it will be fun :p

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Eurica 2014-03-23 23:22

Twitter is a weird place.

Send from my palace

Citanul 2014-03-24 09:07

It's a bit of a stretch to label Elysium as "South African". It may have been directed and written by a South African (with another one in a significant role), but it's not set in South Africa and wasn't filmed here either.

JeanP 2014-03-24 11:42

recorded it will watch it later but looks good

JeanP 2014-03-24 11:45

[QUOTE=Geoff D;183008]Suddenly gives new meaning to to what the consequences could be when this pops up on your laptop ..... on a machine where the OS is about to expire
[IMG]http://forum.dstv.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=3428&stc=1&d=1395137516[/IMG]


The laptop that was supposedly UTR is working again, with the very basic XP package after restoring it from the restore disc.
That is after the OEM supplier had the laptop for a week and the declared it UTR ....

The problem is your machine may not restart onec the update takes effect ..... This one popped up on my other XP laptop a few minutes ago --- Anyone want to experiment and tell me it it is safe to do this one update, which is an update of the malicious s/w app. ?[/QUOTE]

i installed mine sometime last week PC still seems to be working fine atm

beetle bailey 2014-03-27 09:50

We been evicted? Arrived at the Lounge only to find the doors were closed and locked. Banged on them and shouted but got no reply. Either you lot saw me coming and locked the doors and kept quiet because you didn't want me there or you were all passed out on the floor from your excessive drinking or the place has been shut down?

Such a pity as this was the only place us sane people :rolleyes: could get together.

Citanul 2014-03-27 09:57

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;183517]Such a pity as this was the only place us sane people :rolleyes: could get together.[/QUOTE]

They let sane people into the Lounge!?!? :eek:

Forum King 2014-03-27 10:03

The "Lounge Thread" Part 2
 
[QUOTE=beetle bailey;183517]We been evicted? Arrived at the Lounge only to find the doors were closed and locked. Banged on them and shouted but got no reply. Either you lot saw me coming and locked the doors and kept quiet because you didn't want me there or you were all passed out on the floor from your excessive drinking or the place has been shut down?



Such a pity as this was the only place us sane people :rolleyes: could get together.[/QUOTE]

I am just so busy ,optimist is just a really bad emperor :p R.I.P Optimists ATX motherboard :p.



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MC Marietjie 2014-03-27 10:58

What on earth are you guys on about? We will let you know when we are ready to make the changes to the Forum - still a way off as there are other more complex factors that are coming into play. So not sure why you are closing The Lounge now?

Forum King 2014-03-27 11:29

[QUOTE=MC Marietjie;183523]What on earth are you guys on about? We will let you know when we are ready to make the changes to the Forum - still a way off as there are other more complex factors that are coming into play. So not sure why you are closing The Lounge now?[/QUOTE]


Fred aka one of optimists crazy followers ran away with all the lounge money, so the lounge is out of money. Rumor has it when the forum is refreshed the lounge will get a billion dollars so we can relocate to the sea.


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MC Marietjie 2014-03-27 11:42

Bwahahahahaha!!!

As I always say, don't believe the rumours. No doubt, as always you lot will and then blame us for not living up to the rumours. :p:p

Thanks for the laugh!

Optimist 2014-03-27 12:20

It's the queen's fault, she told Fred to do it to finance her new found Twitter distraction and fame! :(

[QUOTE=MC Marietjie;183527]Bwahahahahaha!!!

As I always say, don't believe the rumours. No doubt, as always you lot will and then blame us for not living up to the rumours. :p:p

Thanks for the laugh![/QUOTE]

Translation: MoM would love to make the lounge a seaside palace but funds are already allocated to the new dome-dungeon ;)

beetle bailey 2014-03-27 16:12

Ah good to see that my post of earlier today did start some conversation going. Heck, even got MoM to participate. :D

So pleased to see that you lot are still alive and kicking.:p

Forum King 2014-03-27 18:20

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;183543]Ah good to see that my post of earlier today did start some conversation going. Heck, even got MoM to participate. :D

So pleased to see that you lot are still alive and kicking.:p[/QUOTE]
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JeanP 2014-03-28 13:08

i'm glad to see that i'm not the only one that's been very busy this week

Forum King 2014-03-28 16:20

[QUOTE=Optimist;183531]It's the queen's fault, she told Fred to do it to finance her new found Twitter distraction and fame! :([/QUOTE]

@Eurica I believe you are innocent and that people are trying to frame you :eek:.

Eurica 2014-03-28 18:15

Aai tog. I leave you alone for a week and you sell the Lounge and try to pin it on Us? Never mind the Dome or the dungeons... of with their heads!

[FRED] 2014-03-31 13:35

[QUOTE=Forum King;183526]Fred aka one of optimists crazy followers ran away with all the lounge money, so the lounge is out of money. Rumor has it when the forum is refreshed the lounge will get a billion dollars so we can relocate to the sea.[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=Optimist;183531]It's the queen's fault, she told Fred to do it to finance her new found Twitter distraction and fame! :([/QUOTE]

You are both wrong.

@ForumKing optimist is not involved
@Optimist Eurica is innocent.

The Mastermind behind this is well known and liked has more than 1000 posts on the forum.

I have escaped the mastermind.

[LEFT]mwahahahahaahhahaahahahhahahahha
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beetle bailey 2014-03-31 16:43

[Fred]Are you perhaps MC Thami in disguise? You seem to know a lot yet this was apparently only your first post. Welcome to the Lounge and drinks are on you.

[FRED] 2014-03-31 16:56

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;183705][Fred]Are you perhaps MC Thami in disguise? You seem to know a lot yet this was apparently only your first post. Welcome to the Lounge and drinks are on you.[/QUOTE]
Nope ,I am not MC Thami in disguise :), I have been stalking this forum for a while,the Mastermind assigned me to infiltrate the lounge and steal the lounge money. I got into the lounge as a waiter :o.

[LIST][*]The Mastermind has posted in the lounge thread 1 many times and is quite popular on the forum.[/LIST]mwahahahahaahhahaahahahhahahahha , When I stole from the forum King for the mastermind not only did I steal the money but also stole the title deed to the lounge.

Optimist 2014-03-31 17:01

hhmmmmm... the thlot pickens.......
Methinks someone has too many PC-like gadgets :p (bought with stolen money).

BTW, @Forumite Thami (can't be called MC Thami anymore :() - please reveal yourself! :D

Eurica 2014-03-31 20:09

The lounge is scaring the Queen. *goes back into hiding

Send from my palace

beetle bailey 2014-03-31 20:17

Anyone have any idea who this thief [Fred] could be? Stealing money is one thing. But taking the title deeds to the lounge is sacrilege.

We regulars need to weed this weed out from our midst before more damage is done. Already our Queen has gone into hibernation. Sorry, hiding. Who knows who is going to be next. Heck, even MoM isn't as terrifying as this new threat. I don't think?

[FRED] 2014-03-31 20:36

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;183715]Anyone have any idea who this thief [Fred] could be? Stealing money is one thing. But taking the title deeds to the lounge is sacrilege.

We regulars need to weed this weed out from our midst before more damage is done. Already our Queen has gone into hibernation. Sorry, hiding. Who knows who is going to be next. Heck, even MoM isn't as terrifying as this new threat. I don't think?[/QUOTE]

I was just doing what I was hired to do :eek:

If I scare you ,I wonder how much you will be scared of the Mastermind.

You Should not be asking who Fred Is but who amoung you is The Mastermind.

I know who the mastermind is but I am not going to give He/She so easily.

mwahahahahaahhahaahahahhahahahha

Optimist 2014-04-01 15:16

This "mastermind" has delusions of grandeur, and newbies(?) aren't automatically believed :p

The title deed is still safely locked away in an unknown place.
Anyone offering to kindly remove my head again shall find theirs encased in a hard chocolate that rats like.
The money - consider it a gift with strings attached, and the king's posessions have now been sold and made us a profit.
The queen's stuff is being left alone, for now...

While on my extensive tour of other lands my Prime Minister, Beetle Bailey, will flog... I mean deal with you lot, and only his opinion will be real. ;)

[FRED] 2014-04-01 15:32

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By this time tomorrow he will be swimming with the fishes.

The Mastermind has posted many times today.
I am not the mastermind.

Forum King 2014-04-01 15:45

[QUOTE='[FRED];183795']The Forum King has been very quiet lately.
That`s what you get when trying find [Fred]
The Forum King says Hi from the boot of the car.
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By this time tomorrow he will be swimming with the fishes.

The Mastermind has posted many times today.
I am not the mastermind.[/QUOTE]


Haha your very funny 😂, let me give you tip , remember to take the phone from victim instead of letting them keep it while trapped in a boot. I will be a good sport and play along. Help I am trapped in a boot , help anybody help. While I'm trapped in the boot I will Cary on with studying my A+.


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beetle bailey 2014-04-01 20:02

[QUOTE=Optimist;183793]While on my extensive tour of other lands my Prime Minister, Beetle Bailey, will flog... I mean deal with you lot, and only his opinion will be real. ;)[/QUOTE]

:eek: Beetle Bailey is the Prime Minister?:eek: What is the Lounge coming to that someone like him can receive such a high position in the Lounge? He's a jerk and doesn't know his Chardonnay from his Pinotage. Fire him with immediate effect. :mad:

Mastermind, and Fred, better look out. Once our Queen returns she'll put them in their place.

[FRED] 2014-04-02 13:08

I am sad (smerky smile) that the forum queen has joined the forum king in the boot.

You have until Friday to guess who the mastermind or the royalty will be swimming with the fishes.

mwahhahahahahahhahahahahahhahahahahahahah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


The Mastermind is a fan of Game of Thrones
Was Indirectly thanked in an article by a tv journalist.

Sandtonman 2014-04-02 13:18

I don't spend much time here in the lounge; but I think you, FRED, are an alter ego of MC Nic. It's just the style of writing. :eek:

Cheers, K.

Eurica 2014-04-02 13:32

The Mastermind is Nic. :p

I don't know about [Fred] but I am thankful to get away for a bit. It's just lovely here in the boot. The King and I are playing scrabble while eating biltong and drinking red bulls.

Such fun.

Optimist 2014-04-02 13:46

[QUOTE=Sandtonman;183863]I think you, FRED, are an alter ego of MC Nic. It's just the style of writing. :eek:[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=Eurica;183864]The Mastermind is Nic. :p[/QUOTE]

Interesting... I thought the style of Fred was rather similar to the king, and had MC Nic on my list of Mastermind suspects.

Glad that's somewhat sorted out, what I'm interested in is getting past these "power" games which I firmly believe most don't want in a lounge... tried to say it one way or another to the king a few times, but he enjoys it...

Whatever the future fate of "the lounge" if it does need a Mod my first choice would be Sir Nic.
I'm done with any further such involvement, and any pretender will simply be ignored by me under all circumstances. :p

MC Nic 2014-04-02 15:21

Mastermind....hhhmmm...I like that.

Oh, by the way, my drones just reported back. [Fred] and Forum King are not the same person. IN fact, Forum King seems to have disappeared from our eyes in the sky... :eek:

Citanul 2014-04-03 09:12

[QUOTE=Optimist;183866]Glad that's somewhat sorted out, what I'm interested in is getting past these "power" games which I firmly believe most don't want in a lounge... [/QUOTE]

I have to agree with you on this - I think there's the danger of carrying these sorts of in-jokes too far. They're bound to happen in an thread like this one, but too many and it's going to drive people away. The Lounge is supposed to be a thread where forumites can discuss anything not related to DStv, but if they come into the thread and just see pages of posts related to the Forum King and Queen and the Mastermind then there's a good chance they'll turn their tails and run.

I'm not saying avoid in-jokes completely as I think fostering a sense of community is a good thing and that's one way of doing it, but it might be worth cutting back on them and discussing other things.

So to that end, here's an attempt to get a discussion started: What book are you currently reading?

I'm busy with Existence by David Brin. I've enjoyed his other books, especially the Uplift series, but this one's just not clicking with me. I'm not at the point where I'm going to give up on it, but it's starting to become a bit of a slog to read.

Sandtonman 2014-04-03 09:38

[QUOTE=Citanul;183913].........here's an attempt to get a discussion started: What book are you currently reading?

I'm busy with Existence by David Brin........[/QUOTE]
I don't know David Brin, Citanul; will check him out.

I am currently reading The Church of Fear, by John Sweeney, the Panorama reporter. It's an expos[SIZE=4][SIZE=3]ť [/SIZE][/SIZE]about the "church" of Scientology. Fascinating content and an easy read, considering the topic.

Not something I'd seek out; but it was offered me on Amazon as a 99p (may have been 1.99) daily download offer.

So, here's an added angle to this interesting discussion topic.

[B]Who still goes out and buys paper books?[/B]
[B]Who uses a tablet or e-reader?[/B]

Do those who have moved to a tablet or e-reader read more, or less, than previously? And to what extent do they experiment with new authors?

I no longer buy paper books; except those with maps, detailed diagrams or many pictures which need to be frequently referred back to. This forward-backward paging is difficult on an e-reader and easy in a printed book.

Otherwise, I read much more from Amazon Kindle than I previously did with paper books.

I take "blind" chances on purchases of a couple of quid. I also subscribe to the UK "Telegraph" daily. It's ten quid a month and well worth it. I read it up the gym for around 90 minutes on the cross-trainer, daily. Time just flies.

I also pre-order books from my favourite holiday-read (UK Summer) authors such as Peter James and Stephen Leather; so their new releases pop down to our linked Kindle devices (4) on release date. "One Click" purchases! I just love it :)

[B]What about others' reading patterns? Paper books or e-readers???[/B]

Cheers, K.

beetle bailey 2014-04-03 09:42

On the book thread if you like detective type stories then look for books by Michael Connelly, Stephen Leather - although I've just finished reading Nightfall which was a complete removal from his normal type of books and one which I never truly enjoyed, and you may care to give Jo Nesbo books a try. Nelson de Mille also writes some decent stuff.

So at the moment I'm between books having just finished the Stephen Leather one and having a Michael Connelly book waiting for me to get started on. Title of this one is The Scarecrow.

Optimist 2014-04-03 09:43

I'm definitely old school here, nothing like the feel of a paperback in one's hands IMHO... but sadly I've not done much fictional reading for a long time, just ever on-going study material.

Having been a somewhat disappointed Scientology member for just a month or so about 3 decades ago :eek: I'll definitely be looking out for that book K, thanks!

Sandtonman 2014-04-03 10:10

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;183919]......... Stephen Leather - although I've just finished reading Nightfall which was a complete removal from his normal type of books and one which I never truly enjoyed........[/QUOTE]

Agreed bb; and the subsequent book in the same series, Midnight, I gave up on. I think there are around 4 or 5 in the "Jack Nightingale" series now. But not for me :(

Conversely the Dan "Spider" Shepherd series of novels is possibly my reading high-point of each year.

Also check out Spider Shepherd short stories: [URL="http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=stephen+leather+short+stories&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Astephen+leather+short+stories"]http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=stephen+leather+short+stories&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Astephen+leather+short+stories[/URL] Unsure if these are available in printed form?

New Spider Shepherd eagerly awaited, anticipated for around July.

Cheers, K.

Citanul 2014-04-03 10:39

I have a large pile of unread books that never seems to get any smaller, so I'm going to be reading physical books for a while to come.

However, I did recently buy a Kindle as I'm heading to the USA soon and I thought it was worth getting one to take with me, especially as I have trouble sleeping on planes so I may need something to occupy myself. I haven't actually bought anything for it though as science fiction publisher Baen Books have made a number of their books available for free download, which I've made use of. I'm not that familiar with too many of the authors but you can't argue with free stuff. :)

beetle bailey 2014-04-03 19:51

Belong to the local Library, so that's where I get my reading material from. Wouldn't mind an e-book reader but it's not top of my list of items I really want. Quite satisfied with the print medium.

Geoff D 2014-04-03 21:01

[QUOTE=Sandtonman;183917]
[B]Who still goes out and buys paper books?[/B]
[B]Who uses a tablet or e-reader?[/B]
Do those who have moved to a tablet or e-reader read more, or less, than previously? And to what extent do they experiment with new authors?
I no longer buy paper books; except those with maps, detailed diagrams or many pictures which need to be frequently referred back to. This forward-backward paging is difficult on an e-reader and easy in a printed book.
[/QUOTE]


Yes I buy paper books - still cannot get used to this business of relying on power to be able to "read"
Yes I use a tablet and an e-reader, but only when other options are not available.
No I do not experiment with new writers as a result of specials from kindle etc, No I do not read more because of having access to e-readers they are super usefull when reading reports, technical texts reference material because of the ease of making notes, entering bookmarks, comments and creating cross references, so for work, brialliant tool but for pleasure?

Nothing replaces a book for reading in bed or in the home library. A book on a plane works better for me than a tablet, except when working, a tablet has the edge over a laptop

Optimist 2014-04-05 14:06

So what's next? Maybe what cars we have / desire? :cool:

For the ladies, maybe their favourite sewing machine or something, I honestly don't know what makes them tick with these subjects :D:o

beetle bailey 2014-04-05 17:16

Ah the sewing machine. A Singer for me. The one where you get the needle moving by moving your feet on the base like thingy which turns the wheel by means of a fan belt and gets the needle to go up and down thereby stitching something together. In this way I'd get some exercise for my feet instead of sitting in front of the tv all day and getting fat(ter) around the waist. Would however need to learn how to use this as I have no idea how to sew. And intend to keep it like that.

Favourite car? Always joke with the family about wanting an Audi A4 but in all honesty it's too big for my needs. Think I'd settle for a Toyota Corolla even though it's not much smaller than the Audi.

What's the point of wanting a Lamboghini, Ferrari and the like when we are limited to driving no faster than 120km.h on our freeways. (Not that I'm against this speed limit).

ivanj 2014-04-05 17:21

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;184079]Ah the sewing machine. A Singer for me. The one where you get the needle moving by moving your feet on the base like thingy which turns the wheel by means of a fan belt and gets the needle to go up and down thereby stitching something together. In this way I'd get some exercise for my feet instead of sitting in front of the tv all day and getting fat(ter) around the waist. Would however need to learn how to use this as I have no idea how to sew. And intend to keep it like that.



Favourite car? Always joke with the family about wanting an Audi A4 but in all honesty it's too big for my needs. Think I'd settle for a Toyota Corolla even though it's not much smaller than the Audi.



What's the point of wanting a Lamboghini, Ferrari and the like when we are limited to driving no faster than 120km.h on our freeways. (Not that I'm against this speed limit).[/QUOTE]


My folks still have one of those, fun to play with :)

As for the a4, got one last year, best investment ever! :D

Optimist 2014-04-05 17:41

Speed limits are necessary, but it doesn't mean we can't still have fun. As long as I can still give a Golf GTi upstart a whack I'm satisfied :D

Got myself a classic in great condition at a real bargain, a British-built Honda CRX sports coupe, pre-modified with a free flow exhaust which was pretty much the standard.
As my insurance company see it as a classic themselves I've even still got comprehensive insurance for it!

I was once a passenger in a friend's Ferrari in which he dared to do 260+ :eek: , have to say that was far too much for me and I found extremely reckless despite its excellent ability to deal with it (and his I suppose...)
Funny thing is, I preferred his Porche as far as feel goes, much more exciting than the other "tame" beast goes. So one of them might be fun to have for a while, but I'm a happy chappie :cool:

*sneaks off :o*

ivanj 2014-04-05 17:52

[QUOTE=Optimist;184084]Speed limits are necessary, but it doesn't mean we can't still have fun. As long as I can still give a Golf GTi upstart a whack I'm satisfied :D

Got myself a classic in great condition at a real bargain, a British-built Honda CRX sports coupe, pre-modified with a free flow exhaust which was pretty much the standard.
As my insurance company see it as a classic themselves I've even still got comprehensive insurance for it!

I was once a passenger in a friend's Ferrari in which he dared to do 260+ :eek: , have to say that was far too much for me and I found extremely reckless despite its excellent ability to deal with it (and his I suppose...)
Funny thing is, I preferred his Porche as far as feel goes, much more exciting than the other "tame" beast goes. So one of them might be fun to have for a while, but I'm a happy chappie :cool:

*sneaks off :o*[/QUOTE]


I did get a big grin on my face when a colleague at work driving the new 330d BMW gave me the boksburg "nod" outside our office the other day, it looked like he was looking for parking :P

ivanj 2014-04-05 18:39

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Geoff D 2014-04-05 18:53

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;184079]Ah the sewing machine. A Singer for me. The one where you get the needle moving by moving your feet on the base like thingy which turns the wheel by means of a fan belt and gets the needle to go up and down thereby stitching something together. In this way I'd get some exercise for my feet instead of sitting in front of the tv all day and getting fat(ter) around the waist. Would however need to learn how to use this as I have no idea how to sew. And intend to keep it like that.
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Forget the sewing machine, generate power and charge batteries --- That way you will get exercise, save power and you can claim plenty of carbon credits ----- :D:cool::eek:

And you can still watch TV -------- Better still use the power for the decoder --- if you stop peddling it reboots -- what an incentive!

Crusher 2014-04-06 10:08

[QUOTE=Geoff D;183961]a tablet [B]ahs[/B] the edge over a laptop[/QUOTE]
Geoff ... replace your tablet / laptop for one that has spell-check on it :p

Geoff D 2014-04-06 17:32

Well maybe that will help but the problem is my Dyslexia - -

beetle bailey 2014-04-07 11:00

To change subject and not knowing where to post it but can someone tell me if they are also receiving some advert type thing on their computer when scrolling through the different threads?

Comes up on the left hand side, as I look at it, of my screen and has the headings: Related Searches: Internet Forum Software, A New Post, Forum Software, Free Hosting etc etc.

Is this part of the new Forum set up? If so why are there headings like Online Bachelor Degree, Upgrade My Phone, BUY GOLD AND SILVER?

I click on the small x at the top of this "advert" and the thing goes away only to return when I go to another page on the Forum. Please, if this is part of the new setup kindly take another look at how this operates. Thanks.

Edit> Have clicked on a couple of the items mentioned and they all take me to a site known as Topic Torch and then each one advertises lots of other sites that one can go to. Similar to a Google search.

MC Marietjie 2014-04-07 11:01

@beetle bailey - we haven't made any changes on the Forum yet, so what you are describing sounds like browser or internet service provider related advertising. Definitely not from our side.

Eurica 2014-04-07 11:11

BB mine did the same until I added AdBlock. That took it away.

beetle bailey 2014-04-07 11:16

Was just about to delete my post as I've noticed this 'intrusion' is showing on other internet sites as well. But now that I've seen the reply of Eurica's I'll leave it and see if others are also having this problem.

Adblock? How can one get this and how does it work? In other words for someone like me. Those books, Computers for Dummies and all the other Dummy like books were written expressly for me. :D

Eurica 2014-04-07 11:23

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;184143]Adblock? How can one get this and how does it work? In other words for someone like me. Those books, Computers for Dummies and all the other Dummy like books were written expressly for me. :D[/QUOTE]

Toemaar without Google to look up everything I would be useless as well! :p

I use Google Chrome as a search engine and that has a thing called AdBlock. So if you Google 'AdBlock for Chrome' it will give you results for downloads. That's what I did. :) Hope that helps.

Maybe one of the clever people here can explain it better. :o

ivanj 2014-04-07 11:26

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;184143]Was just about to delete my post as I've noticed this 'intrusion' is showing on other internet sites as well. But now that I've seen the reply of Eurica's I'll leave it and see if others are also having this problem.

Adblock? How can one get this and how does it work? In other words for someone like me. Those books, Computers for Dummies and all the other Dummy like books were written expressly for me. :D[/QUOTE]

i would download an install malware anitbytes, and run a scan , 1st off

then , if you want to do the adblock thing, install google chrome, then go to google apps, and search for adblock

gwalker 2014-04-07 12:22

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;184140]To change subject and not knowing where to post it but can someone tell me if they are also receiving some advert type thing on their computer when scrolling through the different threads?

Comes up on the left hand side, as I look at it, of my screen and has the headings: Related Searches: Internet Forum Software, A New Post, Forum Software, Free Hosting etc etc.

Is this part of the new Forum set up? If so why are there headings like Online Bachelor Degree, Upgrade My Phone, BUY GOLD AND SILVER?

I click on the small x at the top of this "advert" and the thing goes away only to return when I go to another page on the Forum. Please, if this is part of the new setup kindly take another look at how this operates. Thanks.

Edit> Have clicked on a couple of the items mentioned and they all take me to a site known as Topic Torch and then each one advertises lots of other sites that one can go to. Similar to a Google search.[/QUOTE]

BB You have spyware on your machine and should run a good antimalware tool to clean it.

Optimist 2014-04-07 12:40

As BB states, he has little understanding so using what we consider common terms and explanations are not going to help him.

@BB - I suggest going to [URL]http://www.lavasoft.com/products/ad_aware_free.php[/URL] and click on "Free Download".
Then follow the installation instructions and then run it.

gwalker 2014-04-07 15:29

[QUOTE=ivanj;184146]i would download an install malware anitbytes, and run a scan , 1st off

then , if you want to do the adblock thing, install google chrome, then go to google apps, and search for adblock[/QUOTE]

Fully agree, get the machine clean and then worry about blocking ads.

Sandtonman 2014-04-07 16:23

[QUOTE=gwalker;184179]Fully agree, get the machine clean and then worry about blocking ads.[/QUOTE]

Also agree 100%.

"Malwarebytes" is an excellent product; cleans where other products fail to penetrate!

I think it's still available for evaluation, for Free! Sorted me out when I had the dreaded Skype virus around 18-months back.

Cheers, K.

Optimist 2014-04-07 16:24

Ad-Aware is well respected and does it all. I haven't heard of Malware Antibytes, do you have a URL Ivan?
I'm not a Google products fan.

ivanj 2014-04-07 16:25

[url]https://www.malwarebytes.org[/url]

Eurica 2014-04-07 16:30

You guys are scaring me. I now have mind images of scary virus monsters running around in my computer! :eek:

Geoff D 2014-04-07 16:32

What about for smart phones and tablets? Ay useful ideas anyone? It treid to block some issitation ads over the weekend on my tablet but al I could find was an app that works with a very specific Intenet viewer, which is not installed/won't install on my tablet

Geoff D 2014-04-07 16:33

[QUOTE=Eurica;184189]You guys are scaring me. I now have mind images of scary virus monsters running around in my computer! :eek:[/QUOTE]

"The're coming to get me" :eek:

ivanj 2014-04-07 16:34

[QUOTE=Eurica;184189]You guys are scaring me. I now have mind images of scary virus monsters running around in my computer! :eek:[/QUOTE]


I got a fright when I one day scanned my "clean" laptop (or so I thought, being a IT manager, you play it careful ...

No antivirus catches everything

Avast reported all clear, and nod had alarm bells ringing, once nod said all clear, I ran malware anti bytes , and cr@ped myself...

ivanj 2014-04-07 16:38

[QUOTE=Geoff D;184190]What about for smart phones and tablets? Ay useful ideas anyone? It treid to block some issitation ads over the weekend on my tablet but al I could find was an app that works with a very specific Intenet viewer, which is not installed/won't install on my tablet[/QUOTE]


For android , the avast is very good, and free

Has anti theft measures as well

Optimist 2014-04-07 16:45

[QUOTE=ivanj;184192]No antivirus catches everything[/QUOTE]

Couldn't agree more. I've had up to 4 packages doing their thing on one PC, each finding something small on occasion.
And then, as you've probably also experienced Ivan, one gets the false positives... then try get the company who makes it to take notice of you :rolleyes:

But for a reasonable level of protection one of the popular options mentioned here is good enough. (But not all anti-malware products include actual anti-virus protection.)
Other than that Eurica & co., all you can do is hope your computer carries on behav@#^567

ivanj 2014-04-07 16:48

[QUOTE=Optimist;184194]Couldn't agree more. I've had up to 4 packages doing their thing on one PC, each finding something small on occasion.
And then, as you've probably also experienced Ivan, one gets the false positives... then try get the company who makes it to take notice of you :rolleyes:

But for a reasonable level of protection one of the popular options mentioned here is good enough. (But not all anti-malware products include actual anti-virus protection.)
Other than that Eurica & co., all you can do is hope your computer carries on behav@#^567[/QUOTE]



For home use, nod32 is great, but you still need anti malware

Corp use.. I hate to say it symantic end point is awesome

Geoff D 2014-04-07 16:53

[QUOTE=ivanj;184193]For android , the avast is very good, and free

Has anti theft measures as well[/QUOTE]


tks will try it

Eurica 2014-04-07 17:32

Very scared now. Apparently monsters are running rampant in my pc and after listening to the testimony today, I might never set foot in Gauteng again. Sounds horribly dangerous up there! :p


Send from my palace

ivanj 2014-04-07 17:35

Gauteng is where the brains are :D

If you were local i would gladly lend a hand

Optimist 2014-04-07 17:38

[QUOTE=Eurica;184198]Sounds horribly dangerous up there! :p[/QUOTE]

You forget, you have the Tempe Tigers! :eek::eek:

(Anyone wondering what that's about, don't ask - it's a sexual threat! :eek:)

Eurica 2014-04-07 17:39

[QUOTE=ivanj;184199]Gauteng is where the brains are :D

If you were local i would gladly lend a hand[/QUOTE]

A hand? :eek: Sounds more like I would need armed escorts! :D


Send from my palace

Eurica 2014-04-07 17:44

[QUOTE=Optimist;184200]You forget, you have the Tempe Tigers! :eek::eek:

(Anyone wondering what that's about, don't ask - it's a sexual threat! :eek:)[/QUOTE]

Never heard of Tempe Tigers. I should really get out more! :rolleyes:

I could do with a bit of sexual....
ok wait I'm going of topic.

Send from my palace

Eurica 2014-04-07 18:48

Oo koekies @Optimist! I think we scared the people away with the (use Miranda voice) 'saxual'

Sorry lounge. All back to previous conversations and RPing.

Send from my palace

ivanj 2014-04-07 18:49

Hahahahahaha

gwalker 2014-04-07 19:31

[QUOTE=Geoff D;184190]What about for smart phones and tablets? Ay useful ideas anyone? It treid to block some issitation ads over the weekend on my tablet but al I could find was an app that works with a very specific Intenet viewer, which is not installed/won't install on my tablet[/QUOTE]

If Android, blocking in App adverts is how they make money and Google will block any blocker.

Optimist 2014-04-07 19:42

[QUOTE=Eurica;184204]Oo koekies @Optimist! I think we scared the people away with the (use Miranda voice) 'saxual'

Sorry lounge. All back to previous conversations and RPing.[/QUOTE]

Too many Forumites here with spouses, ma'am ;)

Eurica 2014-04-07 19:58

@Optimist So they hear(Miranda voice) saxual and they all run away? :confused: Marriage must be worse than I remember. And I remember it as being bloody awful :eek:

ivanj 2014-04-07 19:59

The "Lounge Thread" Part 2
 
[QUOTE=Eurica;184209]@Optimist So they hear(Miranda voice) saxual and they all run away? :confused: Marriage must be worse than I remember. And I remember it as being bloody awful :eek:[/QUOTE]


I can only comment on 7 years , it's not too bad (:

Geoff D 2014-04-07 20:11

[QUOTE=Eurica;184209]@Optimist So they hear(Miranda voice) saxual and they all run away? :confused: Marriage must be worse than I remember. And I remember it as being bloody awful :eek:[/QUOTE]

My wife and I will be celebrating our 40th anniversary on the 20th of this month.

Eurica 2014-04-07 20:17

[QUOTE=Geoff D;184212]My wife and I will be celebrating our 40th anniversary on the 20th of this month.[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=ivanj;184210]I can only comment on 7 years , it's not too bad (:[/QUOTE]

I'm always happy to hear that it works out for folks. :)
Being married was the worst 5 years of my life. I'll never ever ever ever do it again. 14 years on my own now. Way happier.

Optimist 2014-04-07 20:18

[QUOTE=Geoff D;184212]My wife and I will be celebrating our 40th anniversary on the 20th of this month.[/QUOTE]

Congrats!!

We started late, 23 years on Saturday.
But never tied the knot, it's been on and off comfortably and we live together. Works for us... :)

Not allowed to discuss tech, MC, this Forum and so on though, apparently it causes headaches :rolleyes:

beetle bailey 2014-04-07 20:47

[QUOTE=Geoff D;184212]My wife and I will be celebrating our 40th anniversary on the 20th of this month.[/QUOTE]

Congratulations on your 40th Wedding Anniversary when it comes round on the 20th of this month. Hoping and praying that your wife will be able to put up with you for many more years yet.

Eurica, sorry your's never worked out but at least you are now in control of your tv remote. :D

Celebrated, if that is the right word, our wedding anniversary on the 2nd of March. Been together for 46 years.

That's the important stuff. (The bits before the last sentence above)

Regarding my earlier problem firstly thanks for all the advice. You guys, and gals, really are a great bunch and always so very helpful to me. Truly to all of you THANKS.

Following the advice given here I downloaded the Ad-aware Free Anti virus Application and did a full scan on my computer. Picked up a couple, well a number actually, of viruses but I never investigated just what they all were. Followed the prompt and told the system to do a clean up. Unfortunately, when I came back to the Forum that aggravating problem that started all this was still there. Did the Adblock download and this seemed to do the trick.

When doing the full scan of the computer it took a good few hours to complete. Very VERY slow. Could be that the problem is that I still have the Microsoft Security Essentials still running. Will, sometime over the weekend, get my son, or son-in-law to come shut it down.

Once again thanks for all the help.

Eurica 2014-04-07 20:55

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;184219]

Eurica, sorry your's never worked out but at least you are now in control of your tv remote. :D
[/QUOTE]

Yes! You touch the remote, you die! :D

Glad to see you figured out the computer issues. Knew you could do it! Who needs books when you are surrounded by clever people. ;)

ivanj 2014-04-07 21:05

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Thats like admitting to having an etag in your 3 litre for xr6 , ontop of the dashboard fur, and an orange on the arial, , or worse....having top tv, :D


( no offense intended :))

Although in my experience , this wraps up any Microsoft "security" product

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Optimist 2014-04-07 21:07

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;184219]When doing the full scan of the computer it took a good few hours to complete. Very VERY slow. Could be that the problem is that I still have the Microsoft Security Essentials still running.[/QUOTE]

Team effort works well :)

Ad-Aware will take ages to do the full scan, it's very thorough. I actually stopped using it though due to the same kind of issues - MS Security Essentials (which I wanted to keep for my own reasons, not an important choice IMO).
So I can't say how good AA's anti-virus is, but I'm sure it's fine.


Does anyone else here share their house with others beyond their "nuclear" lot? Can be fun, can be very annoying... :p

Eurica 2014-04-07 21:10

[QUOTE=Optimist;184223]Does anyone else here share their house with others beyond their "nuclear" lot? Can be fun, can be very annoying... :p[/QUOTE]

HU? :confused:

Optimist 2014-04-07 21:15

It's a big house...

And it's used for work.

Eurica 2014-04-07 21:20

@Optimist Ok so you have non family types living in your house doing whatever they feel like doing and you are looking after them even though they pretend you are not?

Yes I have a cat. Same thing. ;)

Optimist 2014-04-07 21:24

Not quite, it's not a commune... I think... :eek:

Eurica 2014-04-07 21:33

and I'm not a crazy cat lady hahahahaha hoes hoes fur ball hahaha hoes obsesed with tv shows :D

Optimist 2014-04-07 23:05

Not nearly as odd as someone like me who's still trying to escape the place he likes most :confused::p......................[COLOR=Gray]....[COLOR=Silver].....[/COLOR][/COLOR]

Forum King 2014-04-07 23:12

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Eurica 2014-04-07 23:17

[QUOTE=Optimist;184230]Not nearly as odd as someone like me who's still trying to escape the place he likes most :confused::p......................[COLOR=Gray]....[COLOR=Silver].....[/COLOR][/COLOR][/QUOTE]

Do you really like it that much? So you are not happy with where you are(otherwise you would not have said that)and needs/wants to get away? To where? You have resources. What is stopping you?

Optimist 2014-04-08 07:36

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Looks like you understood what I meant, Frosty ;)

New priorities call... cheers :(

beetle bailey 2014-04-14 11:02

Let's see! We've tried talking about anti viruses, computer problems and got a couple of posts going. Then we went into books read and that too got one or two posts before it too died. Cars were mentioned and, like the books thread, had a couple of posts before it too got buried.

The lounge has been dead for a couple of days now so what do we need to talk about to get it up and going again?

Sport is out as that is covered by another Forum thread as is tv programmes and schedules.

Religion is also a no no as this could lead to problems between the different believers and is I think banned from the forum anyway.

Ideas? What you do at work?

Forum King 2014-04-14 16:03

[IMG]http://www.animationplayhouse.com/chick_dance.gif[/IMG]

[RIGHT][SIZE=1][COLOR=Silver].........
[/COLOR][/SIZE][/RIGHT]

[FRED] 2014-04-17 09:30

[QUOTE=Forum King;184530][IMG]http://www.animationplayhouse.com/chick_dance.gif[/IMG]

[RIGHT][SIZE=1][COLOR=Silver].........
[/COLOR][/SIZE][/RIGHT][/QUOTE]

Forum king are you saying you are chicken or are just posting random objects dancing:confused:. PS Forum King I still do not like you you are bit weird and too nice to the forumites.

beetle bailey 2014-04-17 10:08

[QUOTE='[FRED];184784']Forum king are you saying you are chicken or are just posting random objects dancing:confused:. PS Forum King I still do not like you you are bit weird and too nice to the forumites.[/QUOTE]

Could be he's calling me a turkey for trying to keep the Lounge going?

cdbjhb 2014-04-17 10:12

Nah, he's just into his weird dances :p

The lounge won't die, it just grows in new directions and things are quiet with the holidays.

[FRED] 2014-04-17 11:39

The "Lounge Thread" Part 2
 
[QUOTE=cdbjhb;184792]Nah, he's just into his weird dances :p.[/QUOTE]


Is this from personal experience with the the forum king ? Are you both into weird dances.

cdbjhb 2014-04-17 11:45

Not my scene. All I know is he seems to have a bit of a split personality ;)

Eurica 2014-04-17 21:45

Oh Queen hic might be hic a bit hic under the influence. I will answer questions hic now. Make it quick.

Send from my palace

ivanj 2014-04-17 22:31

The "Lounge Thread" Part 2
 
Well , I'm having difficulty snoozing, and with not much else to watch, 😳 reading about oscar is digging his hole

Eurica 2014-04-17 22:44

[QUOTE=ivanj;184824]Well , I'm having difficulty snoozing, and with not much else to watch, �� reading about oscar is digging his hole[/QUOTE

I watching something I recorded on a channel that was obliviously not designed for me to like.:eek:

Ja en Oscar sal moet mooi grawe. En diep. Vir lank. Vir 25 jaar. Not looking good for cry baby. Doing a happy dance would be not cool? :p:)

ivanj 2014-04-17 23:48

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Eurica 2014-04-17 23:53

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good one. seen most on twitter. I like this one

ivanj 2014-04-17 23:55

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Eurica 2014-04-19 22:08

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I laughed at this picture way to much so I decided to share with my kingdom. Enjoy.

The easter bunny is here :D

ivanj 2014-04-20 02:02

[QUOTE=Eurica;184881]I laughed at this picture way to much so I decided to share with my kingdom. Enjoy.



The easter bunny is here :D[/QUOTE]


Ahhh, yes, the Bloemfontein bulldog :P

Sandtonman 2014-04-28 12:18

Windows Security issues.....
 
Here we go again....

[URL]http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-27184188[/URL]

Cheers, K.

Optimist 2014-04-28 12:36

Thanks Keith.

[QUOTE]XP impact
However, the issue may be of special concern to people still using the Windows XP operating system.
That is because Microsoft ended official support for that system earlier this month.
It means there will be no more official security updates and bug fixes for XP from the firm.
Cyber security firm Symantec said it had carried out tests which confirmed that "the vulnerability crashes Internet Explorer on Windows XP".
"This will be the first zero day vulnerability that will not be patched for Windows XP users," it added.
About 30% of all desktops are thought to be still running Windows XP and analysts have previously warned that those users would be vulnerable to attacks from cyber-thieves.
Microsoft has suggested businesses and consumers still using the system should upgrade to a newer alternative.[/QUOTE]

How the industries twist things to suit their appetites :rolleyes:

MS are still offering everyone with XP many essential security updates until July next year.
It has never been possible to detect anything near all vulnerabilities, nor is most protection ever needed by any one individual (but that's not an excuse). Using a 3rd party browser solves many of these concerns.

What MS is refusing to acknowledge is that most users worldwide are satisfied, on XP their PCs work fast enough and the software on offer does more than enough for many, many users, plus there's economic considerations...

Methinks this will lead to a boost in Ubuntu interest. All people want is a reasonable middle market, we shouldn't all have to go with the upper market flow to get what we need. ;)

beetle bailey 2014-05-02 12:18

The Lounge is closed for ....... renovations? nothing to talk about? lack of interest? too many holidays? too busy at work? away on holiday?

Eurica 2014-05-02 12:21

I'm away. Little get away to Kleinbaai with family. Going back tomorrow. No 8ta reception so I not on the Internet much.

Send from my palace

Optimist 2014-05-02 12:25

Excuses, excuses... :p

Forum King 2014-05-02 12:30

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;185507]The Lounge is closed for ....... renovations? nothing to talk about? lack of interest? too many holidays? too busy at work? away on holiday?[/QUOTE]
The King has been having a deep relationship with the books.
King has been studying very Hard :eek:
King got the Highest mark for the test and was the only one that meet the requirements to pass which is 80%.

beetle bailey 2014-05-02 17:13

Congratulations to the King on getting such good marks in his exam(s). Well done.

Eurica, hope you enjoyed your stay in the best part of the country and have a safe and enjoyable trip home. Did you go diving with the sharks at Gansbaai?

Optimist 2014-05-02 18:24

Just quickly back to that latest general / XP vulnerability issue, M$ (Micro$oft) offered a specific fix to all with XP. The responsible thing to do IMHO.

Congrats Frosy! :)

Optimist 2014-05-02 21:12

Just been watching a science program on 180 made by Discovery themselves, so I trust this info - apparently there's now a tentative date set for people to be sent to Mars,
in 2037 :cool::cool:

I presume this is NASA supplied info, does anyone know more about this?

Geoff D 2014-05-03 12:19

[QUOTE=Optimist;185547]Just been watching a science program on 180 made by Discovery themselves, so I trust this info - apparently there's now a tentative date set for people to be sent to Mars,
in 2037 :cool::cool:

I presume this is NASA supplied info, does anyone know more about this?[/QUOTE]
Pity sofar into the future was hoping some politicians would apply and be sucessful fo a one way trip ....

beetle bailey 2014-05-03 18:21

I nominate Eurica for this trip. Give her a break from having to sit in front of her tv catching up on all her recorded and catch up programs.

Eurica 2014-05-03 18:44

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;185537]
Eurica, hope you enjoyed your stay in the best part of the country and have a safe and enjoyable trip home. Did you go diving with the sharks at Gansbaai?[/QUOTE]

I love the Western Cape and will move there tomorrow!

No diving with sharks for me! I did watch the crazy people do it. I have a picture of the boats with the cages. Will post when back home.

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;185568]I nominate Eurica for this trip. Give her a break from having to sit in front of her tv catching up on all her recorded and catch up programs.[/QUOTE]

Typing this in the car. Still on our way back. Very very long drive. This trip is almost unbeatably long so I will have to say no to Mars. :D

Send from my palace

Eurica 2014-05-04 17:02

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Image of shark cage diving boats in Kleinbaai hawe as promised. My sister did do it but I'm way too scared :eek:

Send from my palace

beetle bailey 2014-05-06 10:56

[QUOTE=Eurica;185602]Image of shark cage diving boats in Kleinbaai hawe as promised. My sister did do it but I'm way too scared :eek:

Send from my palace[/QUOTE]

Makes two of us.

Forum King 2014-05-11 19:57

[QUOTE=Optimist;185542]Congrats Frosty! :)[/QUOTE]

Thank You Mr Optimist :D

Tomorrow We will be having a lounge party to celebrate the lounge closing in JHB but we will be relocating to an ocean view in Cape Town :eek: soon.

[IMG]http://cdn.decoist.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/luxury-home-with-sea-view.jpg[/IMG]

beetle bailey 2014-05-12 17:18

Can see nobody's been to the new lounge yet. No empty wine and drinks glasses lying all over the floor. Place still in pristine condition.

Optimist 2014-05-12 17:23

Don't hold your breath BB, by Wed. lunch time the fancy seats will already be torn ;)

Now what are we all going to do for 24 hours?!! :eek::eek:

Forum King 2014-05-12 17:40

See you on the other side
 
[QUOTE=beetle bailey;186154]Can see nobody's been to the new lounge yet. No empty wine and drinks glasses lying all over the floor. Place still in pristine condition.[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=Optimist;186155]Don't hold your breath BB, by Wed. lunch time the fancy seats will already be torn

Now what are we all going to do for 24 hours?!! :eek:[/QUOTE]
:pHa Ha Ha

If you break it you pay 10x the amount it costs to replace it

If you have nothing to do you can watch this countdown clock
[URL="http://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/to?msg=Opening%20of%20New%20Lounge&p0=56&year=2014&month=5&day=14&hour=13&min=0&sec=0"]Countdown[/URL].

You also welcome to recap this thread :rolleyes:

Optimist 2014-05-12 17:49

[QUOTE=Forum King;186158]If you break it you pay 10x the amount it costs to replace it[/QUOTE]

Nope, you still have all of our bucks :(

[QUOTE=Forum King;186158]You also welcome to recap this thread :rolleyes:[/QUOTE]

Nope :p

Thanks for the clock, but I would rather watch water boil (a hobby of mine :cool:)

Forum King 2014-05-12 18:01

[QUOTE=Optimist;186159]Nope, you still have all of our bucks

Nope ,Thanks for the clock, but I would rather watch water boil (a hobby of mine )[/QUOTE]

I am sorry I have all your bucks
[IMG]https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRQl7RzwVjgHuY_2xlBir5leG6qAWP37K0POTshDwUkwMu-lrGTf21igA[/IMG]
but I need to have animals for the Game Farm :D.

Lets talk about networks :p.
I find the OSI model very fascinating.

Eurica 2014-05-12 18:03

I have to tell you all this story just to highlight how little some people actually know about their decoders.

We stay over at my sister's in-laws when we where down in the cape.

They watch only three channels (KykNet, DiscoveryID, SS1 and some news channel - not one off which I normally watch) even though they have premium. So the only time we could watch anything was after they went to bed.

The second night I watched a bit when the others went to bed. The following morning the lady caught me immediately after I woke up in a slight panic saying something about the decorder being broken. (This had me a bit worried as I was the last one to use it) According to her there was no picture just that it was searching for signal and the channel number was gone having been replaced by the time.

Yes for some reason (could have been the wine) I placed the decoder in standby. She had no idea one could do that.

:D

Optimist 2014-05-12 18:11

[QUOTE=Forum King;186161]Lets talk about networks :p.
I find the OSI model very fascinating.[/QUOTE]

Except for my own LAN I haven't touched any networks for over a decade, interesting but a universe of its own and nearly drove me to drink! :eek:

[QUOTE=Eurica;186162]They watch only three channels (KykNet, DiscoveryID, SS1 and some news channel[/QUOTE]

That's four channels :p

Your poor relatives Eurica, what you won't do when you're bored... even if it is only under the influence :D

Eurica 2014-05-12 18:15

[QUOTE=Optimist;186163]That's four channels :p[/QUOTE]

Ag sorry. Today was not a good day. My brain gave up around 10 o'clock this morning. :confused:

Merv 2014-05-12 18:20

[QUOTE=Eurica;186164]Ag sorry. Today was not a good day. My brain gave up around 10 o'clock this morning. :confused:[/QUOTE]

Are you sure, wasn't it 11 o'clock?

Optimist 2014-05-12 18:20

Actually I envy them, it's quite a job trying to catch all the good stuff on all the channels - is simpler maybe better?...

Eurica 2014-05-12 18:33

I hardly ever venture out to the channels. Catch Up keeps me busy :cool:

I almost never check the schedules or flip through channels. I trust the channel people on Twitter to keep me informed. But it is not fool proof. I missed the first episode of the new Jon Oliver show. Didn't even know about it. :eek: Caught it by change on my Walka yesterday morning.

Optimist 2014-05-12 18:38

Ja, I only saw John Oliver last night by accident myself, was quite impressed!
Hopefully Ep 1 will be on online CU.

Funny, at high school my best friend's father's name was John Oliver :D

Forum King 2014-05-12 18:39

[QUOTE=Eurica;186168]I hardly ever venture out to the channels. Catch Up keeps me busy :cool:

I almost never check the schedules or flip through channels. I trust the channel people on Twitter to keep me informed. But it is not fool proof. I missed the first episode of the new Jon Oliver show. Didn't even know about it. :eek: Caught it by [U][I][SIZE=5][COLOR=Red][B]change[/B][/COLOR][/SIZE][/I][/U] on my Walka yesterday morning.[/QUOTE]
*chance :p:p

Optimist 2014-05-12 18:43

Hey Merv, do you take a Walka or something with you to the mountains?

Eurica 2014-05-12 18:44

Whatever King. Told you I've had a horrible day. I'll go. Laters.

Forum King 2014-05-12 18:48

[QUOTE=Eurica;186173]Whatever King. Told you I've had a horrible day. I'll go. Laters.[/QUOTE]

I had to be mean to someone on the last day :p ,don`t go :( we need yoooooooooooouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Merv 2014-05-12 18:53

[QUOTE=Optimist;186172]Hey Merv, do you take a Walka or something with you to the mountains?[/QUOTE]

I would if I could... cellphone reception is hard to come by never mind any DSTV signal :p

Merv 2014-05-12 18:54

[QUOTE=Eurica;186173]Whatever King. Told you I've had a horrible day. I'll go. Laters.[/QUOTE]

Dont be grumpy, just have another beer

Optimist 2014-05-12 19:42

[I]And so they all marched inexorably towards their fate, the dizzy queen and further injured king most wondering about their future......... but as sure as IS20 won't fall on their heads the sun will rise again on Wednesday.[/I]

[I]The end (?)[/I]

beetle bailey 2014-05-12 20:53

[QUOTE=Optimist;186182][I]And so they all marched inexorably towards their fate, the dizzy queen and further injured king most wondering about their future......... but as sure as IS20 won't fall on their heads the sun will rise again on Wednesday.[/I]

[I]The end (?)[/I][/QUOTE]

Wednesday? What happened to Tuesday? Or is that a day for all to recover from Monday's labours?

Optimist 2014-05-12 21:39

[QUOTE=beetle bailey;186187]Wednesday? What happened to Tuesday? Or is that a day for all to recover from Monday's labours?[/QUOTE]

See [URL="http://forum.dstv.com/showthread.php?t=21962"]Important notification about the DStv Forum[/URL]

Forum King 2014-05-12 21:43

Hopefully our post count is not reset then we all will be noobs on Wednesday :p :eek:

Citanul 2014-05-13 06:11

[QUOTE=Forum King;186170]*chance :p:p[/QUOTE]

Since you started it...

[QUOTE=Forum King;186158][U][B][I][COLOR=Red]You also[/COLOR][/I][/B][/U] welcome to recap this thread :rolleyes:[/QUOTE]

It should be "You are also". :p

Forum King 2014-05-13 07:22

[QUOTE=Citanul;186193]Since you started it...
It should be "You are also". :p[/QUOTE]

Thanks for proving that I am a human that makes mistakes ;):eek::p

[URL="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jK-NcRmVcw"]It`s the Final countdown[/URL]

Forum King 2014-05-13 07:35

As I will be in the classroom at 8 and not on Online to see the closing of everything :(.

I declare the lounge closed as I want to see something get closed :p

Also we need to evict as the new owners of the JHB lounge want us out :eek:

See you on the other side ,hopefully on the other side the grass will be greener.

Eurica 2014-05-13 07:36

The King really wants the last word doesn't he. :p

Optimist 2014-05-13 07:37

While we're at it here's another mistake :p

[QUOTE=Forum King;186158]If you have nothing to do you can watch this countdown clock
[URL="http://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/to?msg=Opening%20of%20New%20Lounge&p0=56&year=2014&month=5&day=14&hour=13&min=0&sec=0"]Countdown[/URL].[/QUOTE]

Your countdown clock is until 13:00 tomorrow, the Forum reopens at 8:00... :o

Forum King 2014-05-13 07:39

[QUOTE=Optimist;186202]While we're at it here's another mistake :p



Your countdown clock is until 13:00 tomorrow, the Forum reopens at 8:00... :o[/QUOTE]

I want us to wait longer and suffer.
Also I only get home after 12 :p and want to to see the opening of the lounge

The Forum King says the magic words "please " and with those magic words the lounge is closed.

Optimist 2014-05-13 07:42

Nope to the closing, Eurica and I will keep it open until 7:59:59 :D

Citanul 2014-05-13 07:44

[QUOTE=Forum King;186203]The Forum King says the magic words "please "[/QUOTE]

Please is just one word. :p

I need to head off to work now, so this will be my last post in the Lounge. I'll catch you all in the new one, assuming I can make it through the next 24 hours without the Forum.

Forum King 2014-05-13 07:46

[QUOTE=Optimist;186205]Nope, Eurica and I will keep it open until 7:59:59 :D

And I also made a mistake :o, you quoted me before my edit - reopens at 8:00, not 12:00[/QUOTE]
No the lounge is closing.

[IMG]http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/58691000/jpg/_58691980_bar_manchester.jpg[/IMG]

We need time time clean up and be we I mean you and Eurica :p

Optimist 2014-05-13 07:53

That's the problem with royalty, unless you behead them they never learn their place... :rolleyes:

Forum King 2014-05-13 07:59

[QUOTE=Optimist;186210]That's the problem with royalty, unless you behead them they never learn their place... :rolleyes:[/QUOTE]


Haha :p


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Optimist 2014-05-13 08:15

[QUOTE=Forum King;186207]and be we I mean[/QUOTE]

and [B][SIZE=5][COLOR=red]by[/COLOR][/SIZE][/B] we I mean ;)



EDIT: The newest lounge is here: [URL="http://forum.dstv.com/showthread.php?t=22051"]The Lounge[/URL]


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