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Aforementioned new laptop....

Microsoft 10... spare me...

'Cortana', in her ever so, 'yee-haw' voice, doesn't seem to understand my Scottish accent.

So, after much debate about what I meant by, simply, "Install YouTube", it came down to what I considered a patronising response.

"I'm still not getting that. If you'd like to hear something unexpected, try saying, 'Surprise me'.

OK, why don't I 'surprise you'...

"Load the Forteana forums"..

"You asked, what are the 40 on a forum"...

After a thoughtful pause..

Cortana simply shut down.

Get in there... :badge:

Seeing that it's my birthday, will definitely have a glass of something later.

Meantime, I actually still haven't got around to trying out new A/V capabilities...!

Jukebox...? (link posted live, I haven't seen this yet!) :)

Happy birthday :)

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Aforementioned new laptop....

Microsoft 10... spare me...

'Cortana', in her ever so, 'yee-haw' voice, doesn't seem to understand my Scottish accent.

So, after much debate about what I meant by, simply, "Install YouTube", it came down to what I considered a patronising response.

"I'm still not getting that. If you'd like to hear something unexpected, try saying, 'Surprise me'.

OK, why don't I 'surprise you'...

"Load the Forteana forums"..

"You asked, what are the 40 on a forum"...

After a thoughtful pause..

Cortana simply shut down.

Get in there... :badge:

Seeing that it's my birthday, will definitely have a glass of something later.

Meantime, I actually still haven't got around to trying out new A/V capabilities...!

Jukebox...? (link posted live, I haven't seen this yet!) :)


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Aforementioned new laptop....

Microsoft 10... spare me...

'Cortana', in her ever so, 'yee-haw' voice, doesn't seem to understand my Scottish accent.

So, after much debate about what I meant by, simply, "Install YouTube", it came down to what I considered a patronising response.

"I'm still not getting that. If you'd like to hear something unexpected, try saying, 'Surprise me'.

OK, why don't I 'surprise you'...

"Load the Forteana forums"..

"You asked, what are the 40 on a forum"...

After a thoughtful pause..

Cortana simply shut down.

Get in there... :badge:

Seeing that it's my birthday, will definitely have a glass of something later.

Meantime, I actually still haven't got around to trying out new A/V capabilities...!

Jukebox...? (link posted live, I haven't seen this yet!) :)

:cheer::cheer::cheer:

Have wonderful birthday, Comfortably Numb! You should ask Cortana to sing 'Happy Birthday' to you. If Cortana can't manage it, the 40-on-a forum choir will chime in.
 

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Happy Birthday, Comfortably Numb / Shug Monkey / Comfortably Numb!

Here's a little gift to honor your expressed birthday wish - your prior username!
Like a Pheonix, arises...

Typing for first time on new big laptop screen...

Reminded of similar reported Fortean experiences where suddenly everything is different...

Not sure I'm Comfortable...

Has a Fortean realisation that suddenly I am again...

Flagon of Druid Ceremonial Blessed Ale, my good innkeeper...

Birthday drinks are on me... :)

Jukebox... something appropriately celebratory? :badge:

 

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I wondered if there was a suitable Charles Fort quote to go along with what just happened there and Googled, 'Charles Fort quotes'.

First quote which came up was:

"One can't learn much and
also be comfortable
One can't learn much and
let anybody else be comfortable”
― Charles Fort
 

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Necessarily Googles same and... :eek:


Wonderful stuff! I love Thomas Tallis but I expect any conductor would have great difficulty getting forty patrons of The Troll's Head to sing their lines properly after imbibing several glasses of their tipples of choice. :wink2:

Here's another offering from Tallis but with fewer voices:
 

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Aforementioned new laptop....

Microsoft 10... spare me...

'Cortana', in her ever so, 'yee-haw' voice, doesn't seem to understand my Scottish accent.

So, after much debate about what I meant by, simply, "Install YouTube", it came down to what I considered a patronising response.

"I'm still not getting that. If you'd like to hear something unexpected, try saying, 'Surprise me'.

OK, why don't I 'surprise you'...

"Load the Forteana forums"..

"You asked, what are the 40 on a forum"...

After a thoughtful pause..

Cortana simply shut down.

Get in there... :badge:

Seeing that it's my birthday, will definitely have a glass of something later.

Meantime, I actually still haven't got around to trying out new A/V capabilities...!

Jukebox...? (link posted live, I haven't seen this yet!) :)

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A little late with my birthday wishes.
I hope you enjoyed it as much as these people.
 

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I realise I'm going to sound bitter and twisted (again) , but voice recognition has never worked for me, touch screens don't like me, and I can, without damage to my conscience as she doesn't exist, condemn Cortana and all her fellow not-so-intelligent AI constructs to eternal torment.

meantime, had a few pints of various lagers in Liverpool yesterday PM, but it was bloody cold, so we repaired to my mate's flat armed with various beverages and indulged in a musical quiz with me as the victim and him as the interlocutor. I did pretty well until the said beverages somewhat slowed the faculties. Was able to recognise both Clare Grogan and Chrissie Hynde doing entirely uncharacteristic and obscure covers purely from their voices. And Debbie Harry doing 'Ghost Riders in the Sky'.


Three amazingly beautiful and self-reliant women.
Disco Johnny Cash? .. who are you and what have you done with Cochise? (no offence intended man .. I'm more angry with her than you ... like when Madonna covered Don Mclean's 'American Pie' ffs .. both 'bouncy' cheerful versions that completely miss the point of the originals IMO )
 
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Happy Burpday, whomsevers it is (CN?) Many happy returns of the day.
Pint of his poison for me and himself pls, Lloyd.

Punt in the cyberjuke, press random select, aaaaaaaaand...






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Faark, sorry. dude. Wrong wall again.


















ok



 

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JD for myself and a drink for Swifty please. Faith needs restoring :)

I was surprised at the Ghost Riders cover as well - had never heard it before Saturday evening. But that was sort of the point of the informal quiz - covers by people you'd never imagine would do that, or songs recorded by bands that seemed totally out of character.
 

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JD for myself and a drink for Swifty please. Faith needs restoring :)

I was surprised at the Ghost Riders cover as well - had never heard it before Saturday evening. But that was sort of the point of the informal quiz - covers by people you'd never imagine would do that, or songs recorded by bands that seemed totally out of character.
Double JD please mate :) .. shit .. it's gone already? .. I think there's a hole in this glass?
 

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JD for myself and a drink for Swifty please. Faith needs restoring :)

I was surprised at the Ghost Riders cover as well - had never heard it before Saturday evening. But that was sort of the point of the informal quiz - covers by people you'd never imagine would do that, or songs recorded by bands that seemed totally out of character.
R.E.M doing a cover of 'Femme Fatale'
Check out Michael Stipes hair lol

 

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@feinman !

allow me to offer you a drink! I've put doubloons behind the bar for you!
 

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JD please. And a dime for the jukebox in the change.

Poor old Stanley (The Dog with the Broken Paw, or TDWTBP) is I think soon to be an ex-Dog. He's been finding it increasingly difficult as his various paw related adventures of last year have left him with a severe limp which has aggravated his spondylosis, a pre-existing condition.

He was getting around OK in a sort of rocking horse hop - sometimes pretty fast if there was a trespasser to be chased - until the last couple of weeks but he is now sleeping most of the day and because his back gets arched in his curled up sleep he has difficulty straightening it when he gets up. I have to help him stretch out, though it doesn't seem to hurt him. He's showing the classic sign of an old dog towards the end of weak and shivery back legs.

He is still eating well and eager to go out, although he doesn't get far when he does.

I'm afraid it won't be long now until I have to take the Big Decision. He is 14 (nearly 15) which is an advanced age for a dog. He has been so tough though, that I feel if it hadn't been for his wretched accident last year he'd have had at least another year in him.
 

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Here's the JD.

Sorry to hear that Stanley's condition seems to be deteriorating. I know it weighs on you ...

Lloyd - Cochise has an open / pre-paid tab today.
 

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Ok Patrones.

Tonight's quiz question.

Given you do not currently have a partner of your desired sex, what is the best (unsleazy) substitute. This is multiple choice.

1) Booze
2) Car / Automobile of your choice
3) Model Railway
4) Embroidery
5) Vicious gardening
6) Meccano.

All of the above have been employed by either sex, although admittedly the female contribution to Meccano is sadly under-represented. Male involvement in embroidery is particularly common in Scotland. And was compulsory in my primary school - it was intended to prepare you for the unfortunate event that you had no wife to do sewing and repairs and such for you.
 

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Ok Patrones.

Tonight's quiz question.

Given you do not currently have a partner of your desired sex, what is the best (unsleazy) substitute. This is multiple choice.

1) Booze
2) Car / Automobile of your choice
3) Model Railway
4) Embroidery
5) Vicious gardening
6) Meccano.

All of the above have been employed by either sex, although admittedly the female contribution to Meccano is sadly under-represented. Male involvement in embroidery is particularly common in Scotland. And was compulsory in my primary school - it was intended to prepare you for the unfortunate event that you had no wife to do sewing and repairs and such for you.
From that list, my car (I suppose).
 

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Vicious gardening while boozing
 

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Ok Patrones. Tonight's quiz question.
Given you do not currently have a partner of your desired sex, what is the best (unsleazy) substitute. This is multiple choice.
Given your specification of the context, the best answer IMHO is the car. Unlike the other options, it necessarily involves an entity that can seem to have a personality and mind of its own - an entity which can (a) take you on joyrides if well-treated and lovingly maintained as well as (b) make your life hell if neglected or abused. That's what makes this option the best surrogate / substitute for a partner.
 

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Given your specification of the context, the best answer IMHO is the car. Unlike the other options, it necessarily involves an entity that can seem to have a personality and mind of its own - an entity which can (a) take you on joyrides if well-treated and lovingly maintained as well as (b) make your life hell if neglected or abused. That's what makes this option the best surrogate / substitute for a partner.
However, to quote Homer Simpson,

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Ok Patrones.

Tonight's quiz question.

Given you do not currently have a partner of your desired sex, what is the best (unsleazy) substitute. This is multiple choice.

1) Booze
2) Car / Automobile of your choice
3) Model Railway
4) Embroidery
5) Vicious gardening
6) Meccano.

All of the above have been employed by either sex, although admittedly the female contribution to Meccano is sadly under-represented. Male involvement in embroidery is particularly common in Scotland. And was compulsory in my primary school - it was intended to prepare you for the unfortunate event that you had no wife to do sewing and repairs and such for you.

How random. :hahazebs:
I should say embroidery as I've been doing a lot of it recently, however I have a soft spot for Meccano as I used to do a lot of it when I was little (even though I'm a girl - gasp!) Admittedly I preferred K'Nex though. Give me gin and K'Nex and I'd be a happy lass. :D
 

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We should have a FTW topic. However.


Relevance. I knew Fred Bear. I have a bow, custom built. Left handed because although I am right handed you have to draw your bow to your eye and the only one I have is on the left. So I had to learn to be a lefty for archery. In 1977 I was on the UK Fred Bear team at the English Nationals and won my class. So the UK Bear archery distributor built me a bow, a left handed Tamerlaskan compound. Tamerlane limbs, Alaskan riser. Fred Bear signed it. I still have it - I varnished over his signature.

It is truly amazing to me what I have done in my life. And I've still maybe 20 years to go.
 

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It's my first year anniversary on the forum today.
:cheer:


I've always stayed 'signed in' on here and perhaps bizarrely, today was the first time I've been thrown out and I've had to sign back in. Of course I couldn't remember the password so I had to reset it.

Trying to decide whether it's a coincidence, some weird quirk of the the forum... or whether you guys are trying to tell me something. :worry:
 
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