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Message 1465435 - Posted: 17 Jan 2014, 17:01:58 UTC - in response to Message 1465313.  

No beer o'clock here for a few days...

Usally when I have to take antibiotics its for ten days. Boy thats a bummer. But you have to do it.



I have to take two pills a day and there are ten of them, so that's five days. Still ok... Cheers anyway!
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Message 1465458 - Posted: 17 Jan 2014, 17:32:34 UTC - in response to Message 1465435.  

No beer o'clock here for a few days...

Usally when I have to take antibiotics its for ten days. Boy thats a bummer. But you have to do it.

I have to take two pills a day and there are ten of them, so that's five days. Still ok... Cheers anyway!

That sounds about like the last time I took them.

I usually have to eat yogurt to keep my guts from going nuts.
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Message 1465630 - Posted: 18 Jan 2014, 6:29:12 UTC

I'm just having a short rest after a day at the local races before I head back down to the bottom pub for the night's entertainment. ;-)

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Message 1465726 - Posted: 18 Jan 2014, 11:45:31 UTC - in response to Message 1465458.  

I usually have to eat yogurt to keep my guts from going nuts.


Same here...


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Message 1465771 - Posted: 18 Jan 2014, 14:00:39 UTC

At this time of the morning I reckon that it's time for Bed O'clock.

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Message 1465857 - Posted: 18 Jan 2014, 18:12:10 UTC

My computer has gone wild, program isn't runnung and dsl isvery very hard to get on. I have the phome company on line now to see if it's on thier end. :(
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Message 1466000 - Posted: 19 Jan 2014, 1:12:34 UTC - in response to Message 1465889.  

Land line on, Internet off? Rebooted router/modem?



Did that but the phone company said they issues at there end too and are coming monday morning. But still my program doesn't run. :( Beer time.

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Message 1466016 - Posted: 19 Jan 2014, 2:19:52 UTC

I'm giving Beer O'clock a miss today as I was still pi***d when I woke up this morning. :-D

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Message 1466242 - Posted: 19 Jan 2014, 15:27:35 UTC

Tea o'clock. Tuesday will be beer o'clock again, finally:) Cheers!
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Message 1466251 - Posted: 19 Jan 2014, 15:37:41 UTC - in response to Message 1466162.  

I know what you mean Grant. We had a problem last week for 4 days only fixed on Friday. We had a dialling tone and could make calls, internet was on, but incoming calls got one ring then nothing, constantly engaged, or an error message. They came at 8.00am Friday and took 2 hours to carry out lots of tests and fix it. It was apparently a fault further down the street somewhere. I'm guessing maybe a flooded jointbox due to the recent heavy rain.

45mins to beer o'clock :-)



My computer internet is smoking now up to this program. the message board works well but the timers on the files are not. Looks like I have a program problem or something internal wrong. Pretty bad to just wake up and ready for a shot and beer after last nights go at this. Cheers
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Message 1466255 - Posted: 19 Jan 2014, 15:38:58 UTC - in response to Message 1466242.  

Tea o'clock. Tuesday will be beer o'clock again, finally:) Cheers!



You can spike the tea too. :))
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Message 1466289 - Posted: 19 Jan 2014, 17:04:37 UTC - in response to Message 1466251.  
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I know what you mean Grant. We had a problem last week for 4 days only fixed on Friday. We had a dialling tone and could make calls, internet was on, but incoming calls got one ring then nothing, constantly engaged, or an error message. They came at 8.00am Friday and took 2 hours to carry out lots of tests and fix it. It was apparently a fault further down the street somewhere. I'm guessing maybe a flooded jointbox due to the recent heavy rain.

45mins to beer o'clock :-)



My computer internet is smoking now up to this program. the message board works well but the timers on the files are not. Looks like I have a program problem or something internal wrong. Pretty bad to just wake up and ready for a shot and beer after last nights go at this. Cheers


Just got the phone with my computer company and the cooling fan on the CPU has gone south and it won't let you run anything over a safe mode. 4 cores isn't one. :)) New fan in desk.
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Message 1466338 - Posted: 19 Jan 2014, 18:53:26 UTC - in response to Message 1466162.  

I know what you mean Grant. We had a problem last week for 4 days only fixed on Friday. We had a dialling tone and could make calls, internet was on, but incoming calls got one ring then nothing, constantly engaged, or an error message. They came at 8.00am Friday and took 2 hours to carry out lots of tests and fix it. It was apparently a fault further down the street somewhere. I'm guessing maybe a flooded jointbox due to the recent heavy rain.

Several years ago, I kept having trouble with the phone and DSL. Internet was spotty at best. Phone calls were full of static if they went through at all. They kept coming out and it would work for a while and then go bad again. Finally, the repair guy found a corroded connection in a junction box a block away.
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Message 1466599 - Posted: 20 Jan 2014, 10:03:03 UTC - in response to Message 1466589.  
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What my guys did was to put an oscillator on the terminals of the connection box on the outside house wall, the trace the pair back along the transmission route testing for the quality of the signal at each stage. Fairly standard procedure. It was obviously one leg of the pair (ring leg) that had a problem because of the result that callers got. I suspect a faulty joint somewhere. HR connections are pretty easy to spot with modern test gear.



Pretty clever but I have one better. A woman in the UK her dog would yip everytime she got a ohone call. She called the dog smart but the out come was her phone line was ungrounded and the dog was staked close to the phone line so when the phone would ring about ( 90 volts ) the dog got shocked. :)) Now I sdon't know if this is totaly true but that's what they said.

Beer O'clock is over and time for bed time.:O
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Message 1466642 - Posted: 20 Jan 2014, 14:08:10 UTC

Sorry, an urban myth Grant. UK telephones work on a nominal 50V and I believe 10ma ringing current. I say "believe" because I was in External Plant Engineering Development, latterly Computer management, not the transmission side.

Well not so sure.

The incident described is on what the UK called "shared service" and was known as a "party line" in the US.

In the UK a normal line has 50V DC across the line and ringing in its most common format is an AC waveform 75vRMS at 25Hz with a cadence of 0.4 sec on, 0.2 sec off, 0.4 sec on, 2 sec off. This is applied across the pair in a normal line.

On a shared service line in the UK there were only 2 subscribers and they were connected on either leg with the return via earth, usually a large spike driven in the ground in the garden. The dog in question was supposedly connected via a metal chain to the earth spike as it was a nice solid place to attach the chain, if the ground was particularity dry then then phone didn't ring but the dog barked!!

And I can tell you from many experiences that ringing current hurts!!

It was a story told regularly by our "subs app and line" men.

As an apprentice I went to a house where the phone did not work because the lady of the house had removed the "unsightly" wire that "only went into the ground"
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Message 1466726 - Posted: 20 Jan 2014, 18:36:04 UTC - in response to Message 1466708.  

Ah the days of "Subs 1+1 carrier" to give service to two properties when there were no spare pairs. Dunno about ringing current hurting, but I saw many a spanner welded to the aluminium bus bars above a BT battery room! A lovely and true story I still like concerns two TO's on an extended lunchtime down the pub, who upon return clipped a wander phone to a random number on the MDF, and told an old lady that tnere was a fire at the exchange and to put her telephone in a bucket of water to be safe. 5 days latter she rang from a neighbours to ask if she could take it out yet. I think they both left shortly afterwards.


We had 16 people on our party line until 1957 and my father was trying to run a store to boot,a real trick. we had the old crank phones back then where I was. finally got dial phones and went to a 2 party line which was a real treat. Boy am I glad those days are over.
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Message 1466736 - Posted: 20 Jan 2014, 18:55:22 UTC

Well sorry but we seem to have drifted a bit where's the beer!



Well there are the empties!

PS Sorry Chris but "real shared service" ie two phones on one pair pre-dates 1+1 carrier by about 30 years!
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Message 1466752 - Posted: 20 Jan 2014, 19:25:32 UTC - in response to Message 1466736.  
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I went in a Pizza joint once and I think he had a can of almost all beer companies in the U.S. on the wall. I didn't see Billy beer though. :)) That was the biggest collection I have seen yet. My beer of the day is Sirra Navada torpedo extra IPA, so far it's pretty good.

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Message 1466761 - Posted: 20 Jan 2014, 19:57:05 UTC

Bernie - that's not a bad collection. There are a couple that I haven't tried, mainly because I haven't seen them for sale :-(
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Message 1466762 - Posted: 20 Jan 2014, 19:58:16 UTC

Great pic Bernie!
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