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Message 1211939 - Posted: 30 Mar 2012, 15:38:59 UTC

Everyone might as well go on holiday for a few weeks as it seems we're going to be gridlocked, not just on the roads but on the Internet as well......

Net Gridlock/Capping?
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Message 1211992 - Posted: 30 Mar 2012, 16:58:32 UTC - in response to Message 1211939.

Everyone might as well go on holiday for a few weeks as it seem......


A move I've already taken, Sirius. With Woodrow Wyatt's Journals to read over
this period to keep me well occupied and away from the traffic congestion that
we may have to suffer.




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Message 1212031 - Posted: 30 Mar 2012, 18:38:04 UTC

Does this mean my dial up ISP account will suffer from contention?
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Message 1212441 - Posted: 31 Mar 2012, 17:45:48 UTC
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A move I've already taken, Sirius. With Woodrow Wyatt's Journals to read over this period


Well why stop there? I'm sure Sirius can supply you with a load of well thumbed back copies of the Mail to take with you :-))))

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Message 1212455 - Posted: 31 Mar 2012, 18:09:23 UTC - in response to Message 1212441.

A move I've already taken, Sirius. With Woodrow Wyatt's Journals to read over this period


Well why stop there? I'm sure Sirius can supply you with a load of well thumbed back copies of the Mail to take with you :-))))



Oooohh....back copies. What are they? I'm an up to date old fart...I go online..
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Message 1212481 - Posted: 31 Mar 2012, 18:39:20 UTC

I'm an up to date old fart...I go online..


Yeah, we noticed ....

Now you did ask for that, c'mon now ....


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Message 1212503 - Posted: 31 Mar 2012, 19:18:57 UTC - in response to Message 1212481.

No problem. I'm a gracious old fart, I let the young enjoy the same pleasures I did at their age, rather than inhibit them like many old fogeys are doing at the moment.
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Message 1212714 - Posted: 1 Apr 2012, 6:58:41 UTC - in response to Message 1212441.

A move I've already taken, Sirius. With Woodrow Wyatt's Journals to read over this period


Well why stop there? I'm sure Sirius can supply you with a load of well thumbed back copies of the Mail to take with you :-))))

Sirius, can you loan me some back copies of the Mail, please...


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Message 1212739 - Posted: 1 Apr 2012, 8:35:11 UTC - in response to Message 1212714.

Sirius, can you loan me some back copies of the Mail, please...


Love to, but as my copies are in pristine condition, not sure you'd get them as our Mailmen can read but can't understand numbers.
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Message 1212740 - Posted: 1 Apr 2012, 8:35:23 UTC

Actually this is a long standing in-joke amongst my circle, where for many years they've poked fun at me for being a self-confessed Mail reader. I recently gave up reading it as I think it's gone down hill drastically in recent times. So I've transferred the honour to Sirius :-)) I'll admit their website is pretty good though.

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Message 1212741 - Posted: 1 Apr 2012, 8:39:39 UTC - in response to Message 1212740.

Actually this is a long standing in-joke amongst my circle, where for many years they've poked fun at me for being a self-confessed Mail reader. I recently gave up reading it as I think it's gone down hill drastically in recent times. So I've transferred the honour to Sirius :-)) I'll admit their website is pretty good though.




Oooh, no thanks. The only paper I purchase is the Times & Financial Times, the rest I read online.
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Message 1212748 - Posted: 1 Apr 2012, 8:56:13 UTC

I just haven't got time to read the Times, but the FT used to have a very good crossword though, and I occasionally bought it for that. I was always a Telegraph man up to 5 years ago, mainly again for the crossword. I'm trying the Express for a while but there is so little in it these days.

The National press is put to bed about 2am when the presses roll. By the time you get it it's hours out of date. Any major news that happens that day won't get reported until the next day. Like Sirius I go on-line 3 or 4 times a day, usually at the BBC News and BBC live 24 sites to keep up to date on world events.

I can make up my own mind about major stories and political events without having to read a papers leader column. Most people read the paper that most coincides with their own views, and that tends to reinforce them rather than offering an alternative viewpoint, so people get entrenched in their attitudes. I prefer straight reporting that isn't strongly biased one way or the other. Although the BBC is lacking in that as well these days.

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Message 1212882 - Posted: 1 Apr 2012, 17:15:33 UTC

I plumb for the Telegraph mainly but on occasions do buy the Times. The
Telegraph seemed to be the paper most favoured by my contemporaries when
I first joined the engineering fraternity. Years ago, during a quiet working
period, you could snuggle-down and bury yourself in the Telegraph for the
afternoon....but not anymore... something's gone in relation to our newspapers.


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Message 1212893 - Posted: 1 Apr 2012, 17:39:20 UTC

Years ago, during a quiet working period, you could snuggle-down and bury yourself in the Telegraph for the afternoon....but not anymore... something's gone in relation to our newspapers.


Correct Nick. The quality of the newsprint paper used is pretty naff these days, and combined with smudgy ink that gives you stained fingers, our tramps can't get a decent nights sleep these days. Quite outrageous.

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Message 1212908 - Posted: 1 Apr 2012, 18:03:13 UTC - in response to Message 1212893.

Years ago, during a quiet working period, you could snuggle-down and bury yourself in the Telegraph for the afternoon....but not anymore... something's gone in relation to our newspapers.


Correct Nick. The quality of the newsprint paper used is pretty naff these days, and combined with smudgy ink that gives you stained fingers, our tramps can't get a decent nights sleep these days. Quite outrageous.



Chris, outrageous to the extreme, I'd say....



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Message 1212932 - Posted: 1 Apr 2012, 19:00:13 UTC

Well indeed, I shall write to the Times signed as "Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells"

Where is Henry Root when you need him?

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Message 1212963 - Posted: 1 Apr 2012, 20:42:35 UTC - in response to Message 1212932.

Well indeed, I shall write to the Times signed as "Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells"

Where is Henry Root when you need him?




or I.N. Scrutable.
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Message 1213241 - Posted: 2 Apr 2012, 16:47:30 UTC

or I.N. Scrutable.


Yup I remember him. Or I might use another pseudonym like Eileen Dover. She was the one that wrote the book "Cliff Tragedy".

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Message 1215093 - Posted: 7 Apr 2012, 13:06:54 UTC

Another ticketing issue. Just who are the tickets going to?

Lack of tickets for athlete's families
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Message 1215101 - Posted: 7 Apr 2012, 13:47:14 UTC - in response to Message 1215093.

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