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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by bagman, Jun 28, 2020.

  1. wirrah

    wirrah Well-Known Member

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    F.A.B.
     
  2. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Re sliderules.
    A place where I worked early 80s did communications engineering .
    One engineer confided in me that he was going to see how many were taking notice in a heads of departments meeting later that morning.
    He knew a particular qn would be asked of him and had done the calculations.

    In the meeting ,sure enough, the qn was asked..
    He pulled a six inch metal ruler out of his top pocket, ran his thumb up and down it a few times as if using a slide rule, and gave the calculation/ answer.

    The answer was accepted ........
    Then someone spoke up and asked..
    " What the f### did you just do ?".

    Obviously one was awake at least.
    :D
     
  3. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    In a similar vein - I like taking the piss at work as well. been doing my gig since early 80’s and am considered “old and wise”
    I have learned to speak “quickly & confidently” and the world believes you.
    Particularly when young builder whippets ask stupid lazy demanding requests I just reply confidently and quickly to some absolutely ridiculous answer.
    The shit storm caused cause these sods then think “they” have solved the problems because “Barry said”

    been pulled up by management a few times
     
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    MAP77 Well-Known Member

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    Jurgen Grossmutter Active Member

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    deeksy62 Well-Known Member

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    The good old days, when you could buy a SH tyre, dealers are reluctant these days, to many litigation issues.
     
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  7. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Think there's a demographic of people grabbing the SH tyres for their spare rears so they can keep the neighbourhood awake with their burnouts at all hours :confused::rolleyes:
     
  8. grumble

    grumble Well-Known Member

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    We didn't even know that there was a roller rink there, we sailed the MG14 State titles there in 1993 and a southerly buster came through, when the race started 1/2 the fleet was wiped out getting to the start line, we went around the top mark, flew the kite standing on the tuck with the skipper sitting on my feet until the wing mark when it all went pear shaped and we cartwheeled in the jibe......when we righted the boat we had a foot and a half of mud on the spinnaker pole."bugger"we were in 2nd spot, we got her up and after a few more swims the rescue boat came past and sent us back to shore as they had cancelled the race 5 minutes after the start. The bright side was that after the series we finished 3rd on scratch and handicap.
     
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  9. MAP77

    MAP77 Well-Known Member

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  10. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Still can buy .... but hey yeah :eek: we were the generation when these started :rolleyes:
     
  11. bagman

    bagman Well-Known Member

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  12. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Used to have one of them :D ..... changing the colours became habit forming :confused: ..... from memory the lower end wasn't the sturdiest and prone to cracking :(
     
  13. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    The Fountain Pen you had to refill from the bottle - these days most are a cartridge refill ;)

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  14. MAP77

    MAP77 Well-Known Member

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    The deluxe with all the bling.
     
  15. wirrah

    wirrah Well-Known Member

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    Umm... That's all I ever use. Fresh bottle of Parker's Quink right here on my desk for my Waterman Fountain Pen. To be honest I do prefer the Waterman branded ink but couldn't find any last time. A tiny bottle lasted 5 years!
     
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  16. Kazz

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    Derwent Coloured Pencils.............the big tin..........hard to beat !
     
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  17. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Yes.... and the pale pink one called “Flesh Pink”! :eek:

    Probably renamed now, due to political correctness..... :confused:
     
  18. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Who remembers these :rolleyes: ..... still used today ..... I used one back in 1967/8 :confused::eek: ..... then my brother took possession of it along with other things in the kit - the only second hand or hand me downs he would accept as everything had to be new .

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  19. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Still have mine in my drawing kit.....but mine is blue.
    Great for plotting contours.....
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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  20. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Can't recall if mine was blue or grey :rolleyes: - but know it was in a blue cardboard cylindrical case even after the project for tech drawing and woodwork - design then build it ..... mine was a wooden case to carry the Staedtler compass set, pencils, erasures, flexi curve, rule & other bits & pieces .... scored a 98% for the project :D.
    While have to ask the brother what he did with it after leaving Comeng once the XPT design and build he worked on was completed .... who knows he may have used it @ Sylvania GTE/Lighting with some of the designs he did there over his 30years.
     
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