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22 hours ago, Griff9of13 said:

Stone age. Sat navs are great. I was like you until I tried one. If you're alone they're much more convenient and safer. However, I do usually pre plan any route I'm not familiar with on Google Maps before setting out.

Life's good here in Bedrock, mate.

Sincerely, F.Flintstone

 

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I generally plan the route on google and using waypoints, can get to most places error free.  A GPS comes into its own when there is a diversion or road closure.  


With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

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43 minutes ago, tonyXIII said:

Life's good here in Bedrock, mate.

Sincerely, F.Flintstone

 

Ooh that Betty Rubble

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my parents (like thousands of others) paid out around £400 for vhs video machine in the early 80s, I bought a dvd player from tescos the other day for £16


the grass may be greener on the other side of the fence but the crows are just as black

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26 minutes ago, graveyard johnny said:

my parents (like thousands of others) paid out around £400 for vhs video machine in the early 80s, I bought a dvd player from tescos the other day for £16

I've always stayed a generation behind technology and saved thousands over the years. I even skipped the whole VHS/Beta era and when I bought my first DVD player for $100 it had a VHS player in it. I've never paid more than $100 for a mobile phone and my most expensive car was $2500. I love new technological concepts but I don't care whether I own them or not.

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1 hour ago, Farmduck said:

I've always stayed a generation behind technology and saved thousands over the years. I even skipped the whole VHS/Beta era and when I bought my first DVD player for $100 it had a VHS player in it. I've never paid more than $100 for a mobile phone and my most expensive car was $2500. I love new technological concepts but I don't care whether I own them or not.

When I was in charge of IT provision at my school, I always did what you say. If you buy the latest gear, you are buying all the problems. If you buy the previous generation of gear, all the creases have been ironed out and the stuff works.

However, now that cars are pretty much all settled and the technology is known and can be trusted, I buy new. That way, I avoid most of the problems and save on repair costs. Depreciation doesn't bother me as I just run it into the ground over 10-15 years.

 


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I'm having lunch at Wimpy in Peterborough. I think this is my first time in a Wimpy restaurant since the 1980s


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And that's the last time I'll probably be in a Wimpy. The burger tasted worse than those from the ropey burger vans you get on roadside lay-byes.

It tasted like meat. Not beef or pork, not even the more generic cow or pig, just meat with unidentifiable fillers. 


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1 hour ago, ckn said:

And that's the last time I'll probably be in a Wimpy. The burger tasted worse than those from the ropey burger vans you get on roadside lay-byes.

It tasted like meat. Not beef or pork, not even the more generic cow or pig, just meat with unidentifiable fillers. 

You should have ordered the Big Bender. It is their signature dish, after all.

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"Men will be proud to say 'I am a European'. We hope to see a day when men of every country will think as much of being a European as of being from their native land." (Winston Churchill)

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I had some spare time so I had a wander around Peterborough Cathedral. Lovely building with some great architecture and history.  I may post pics later if I think the iPhone ones are any good. 


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I have 2 dust caps missing from my cars tyres


the grass may be greener on the other side of the fence but the crows are just as black

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I've not been on a rush hour train from London in ages.  It's overcrowded because of a track problem and lots of cancellations. It's also deadly silent, a full Intercity carriage, including the aisle packed with people and no-one talking at all.  I've seen livelier graveyards. 


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The other day I was listening to the Newcastle v Barrow game on Radio Cumbria on my Galaxy S2 2 tab. I decided I wanted to listen to it on my ipad. In order not to miss any of the commentary I tuned in my ipad without switching off the galaxy. When I had the commentary coming through on both devices. The commentary on the Galaxy was 3 or 4 seconds ahead of the ipad. 


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It's raining. It's August and it's raining! Here in Crete.:yahoo: (It's the first rain for about three months.)

edit: I almost forgot. We've no water supply to the house due to a broken pump. Again! Fourth time this year.:sad:

 

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I had to sign for a delivery from ebay today, when I asked the van driver if any one actualy authorised signatures against an original (like they used to do at the bank) anymore I was greeted with a "don't know pal" and he hurried away.


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At the train station today they had a thing up noting that it has been 30 years since the London-Ipswich-Norwich line was electrified. 


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On 08/15/2017 at 2:37 PM, ckn said:

I had some spare time so I had a wander around Peterborough Cathedral. Lovely building with some great architecture and history.  I may post pics later if I think the iPhone ones are any good. 

I used to go to Peterborough quite a bit to see a mate. It  is a nice cathedral yeah.

I also saw the longest fight I've ever seen anywhere. A brawl in a pub that lasted about 2+ hours all told, straight up. These country bumpkin types came to town to beat up any punks/metallers they could find. Then they came back with reinforcements, no joke it was like the wild west. Me and my mate were paggering this guy to absolutely no effect, he can't have been human. Then suddenly they all pushed off issuing a load of threats. Mental.

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I still have some old bank statements from the abbey national, after they had persuaded me to get the "abbey habit" they ended up as Santander and I left for nat west


the grass may be greener on the other side of the fence but the crows are just as black

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I'm into my third week abroad on holiday and although the apartment has a large flat screen TV we haven't switched it on. This is probably the longest time in over 60 years I haven't watched a TV programme.

 

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In tonights pub quiz the team next to us were called "The Lebanon Cedars"

It was not a Rugby League reference.

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14 hours ago, graveyard johnny said:

I still have some old bank statements from the abbey national, after they had persuaded me to get the "abbey habit" they ended up as Santander and I left for nat west

Wasn't the 'Abbey habit' what that monk got arrested for?

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10 hours ago, Shadow said:

In tonights pub quiz the team next to us were called "The Lebanon Cedars"

It was not a Rugby League reference.

Were there tree fellas in that team?

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2 hours ago, Johnoco said:

Apropos of the last post, I can actually remember the words to the jingle in the Abbey National advert in the 70's.

 

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1 hour ago, Bob8 said:

Invest today at 2% tax free.  Irish National Permenent Building Society, O'Connell Street Dublin.

Invest what?

Aye, there's the rub.

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