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391  Community / Bar Sport / Re: Coming of age on: January 24, 2013, 12:24:19 pm
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You're never too old to have a happy childhood.

When I grow up I will think seriously about life - but not yet ..
392  Community / Bar Sport / Re: Coming of age on: January 24, 2013, 12:22:33 pm
"Very odd, we used to put cream on our strawberrys."

boom boom !   :-)
393  Community / Bar Sport / Re: Coming of age on: January 24, 2013, 12:21:36 pm
Thanks mate

Its just numbers, I know some old 30 year olds, and some young 80 year olds ..
394  Community / Bar Sport / Re: Coming of age on: January 24, 2013, 05:54:09 am
FIRST YORKSHIREMAN:
    You were lucky. We lived for three months in a paper bag in a septic tank. We used to have to get up at six in the morning, clean the paper bag, eat a crust of stale bread, go to work down t' mill, fourteen hours a day, week-in week-out, for sixpence a week, and when we got home our Dad would thrash us to sleep wi' his belt.

From the Monty Pythons sketch  :-)     http://www.phespirit.info/montypython/four_yorkshiremen.htm
395  Community / Bar Sport / Re: Coming of age on: January 24, 2013, 04:21:28 am
We used to pick up the horse manure from behind the coal cart for Grandad to put on the strawbwerries and rhubarb -  that must be organic ?
396  Community / Bar Sport / Re: Coming of age on: January 24, 2013, 03:20:47 am
"I'm getting close to the old part and I've been practising the grumpy part for years."

That why they keep sending you off to the outback Rob ?

My wife was looking over my shoulder the other day and asked  "  why do they all call that guy Grumpy Mike  ?  "
397  Community / Bar Sport / Re: Coming of age on: January 24, 2013, 03:17:04 am
I love my milk cold,    25 years back we lived next to a smallholding, and our daughter would go an collect a 2 litre coke bottle of fresh milk, yellow at the top with cream, not pasteiurized , just " past our gate ".   ( we are all still alive )
It was still warm, but I couldn't drink it until it had been in the fridge to chill.
398  Community / Bar Sport / Re: Coming of age on: January 24, 2013, 01:24:55 am
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using permeate as an additive can save dairy processors the cost of disposing of the product.

I just checked that on WKPdia, no wonder there has been a fuss in Australia,  getting rid of waste by watering down your product !  What a con.

Our milkman used to put stones ( that we left on the doorstep )on top of the bottles to keep the birds from nicking the cream,  the good old days.
399  Community / Bar Sport / Coming of age on: January 24, 2013, 12:57:39 am
Right, I am officially an Old Fart today, 65 in your earthling years, but young at heart !

It looks like its also my last day as a God member :-)

Here comes my first whenwe :-
When we were kids, everybody enjoyed butter, full cream milk ( which was called "milk" in those days, the cream and the milk were packaged together, not sold seperately ), golden deepfried chips, bread and dripping, big family Sunday roasts with pudding round the dining room table - weekdays was the kitchen table !
When old people died, they died of old age, there weren't all the tags they have nowdays to try and get you to give up a pleasure to " enjoy " a long age ( often in a retirement home when the kids have flown )
Plus, the pleasures you are supposed to avoid change every year like a fashion, and often a commercially alternative is offered. " dont drink free tap water, rather buy some that has been sitting in a plastic bottle on a shop shelf for weeks "

Ooh , that felt good ! ranting like an old fart, now back to work....
400  Using Arduino / LEDs and Multiplexing / Re: 74HC595 problems on: January 23, 2013, 10:53:18 pm
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401  Using Arduino / LEDs and Multiplexing / Re: 74HC595 problems on: January 23, 2013, 10:30:30 pm
Hi Crossroads,

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and nowhere else.

Can we not get that example with the cap on the latch line corrected ?

http://arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/ShiftOut
402  Using Arduino / LEDs and Multiplexing / Re: 74HC595 problems on: January 23, 2013, 10:12:58 pm
How are you driving the LEDs  the 595s ?
403  Community / Bar Sport / Re: You know you're in Michigan when... on: January 22, 2013, 08:13:25 pm
In South Africa, we have a mining town in the Kalahari desert named  Hotazel, and evidently it is !
404  Community / Bar Sport / Re: Sheep dog on: January 22, 2013, 04:27:46 pm
That sounds an interesting mix, according to Wikipedia thats a cross of an Australian cattle dog and an American sheep dog,  no wonder it loves to herd.
405  Community / Bar Sport / Re: Sheep dog on: January 22, 2013, 04:07:46 pm
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my wife had an amazing herding dog.

out of interest , was it also a border collie ?  they seem to love the task.
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