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  1. Lord, what I would give for a 7 or 8MB broadband speed! Despite numerous promises, I get a max of 2.5 to 3MB (on a very good day). Roll on 4th January. I might even reach 4MB!
  2. Blimey!! Hope you're alright and get well soon. My bairn just received their immunisation for this. It's a horrible thought of children getting it, if an adult finds it so bad. And to think, the purple prat and his followers want us to stop immunising our kids against things like this. Best wishes, anyway.
  3. ^^I'm just guessing that that^^^ is blimmin' SPAM, right?? And that NO ONE should use his three links, that scream "I am dodgier than a Dodgy fan at a Dodgy fans convention, dodging dodgems!!"
  4. ^^ As for the question from the OP, knuckle dusters are deemed an offensive weapon, in terms of the Act, in that they serve no other purpose - in the eyes of the Law - other than that for which they were made, ie to cause physical injury. You can't sell them on the street, in a shop, a market stall or a pub, any more than you can a push dagger or flick knife. Not lawfully, anyway, and penalties are relatively severe for possession and/or sale in breach of the legislation. It's a "Do not pass go..." situation. Best avoided.
  5. Rather eclectic an ensemble of music there.
  6. One relevant post in a thread - to date - does not make you any less a troll.
  7. I thought not. Run along again, the adults are still talking.
  8. So, let me get this one straight, you say, "I have spent my entire life reseaching music/history/music technology/musicology and obscure forms of music from all over the globe." I would contest that a man would need at least one more lifetime than he is allotted, to do as you have claimed. That's supposing you're not, in fact, the worlds oldest living man by around 50 odd years. Gosh, what it must be like to be you, a self-professed expert on everything. Not even moderately annoyed, by the way, just further amused by your latest pettish, elitist outburst. You obviously haven't studied English much - or used that dictionary - as the word eclectic can describe someone who forms taste and can draw influence from a broad and diverse spectrum of sources. Rather like Beck, for example, will say he does with his music. Or the truly gifted and great innovative musicians (and other artists) will often do, should they be afforded the wherewithal/opportunity/sheer drive to do so. We would not have modern music, in all its varieties, were it not for established or upcoming, struggling musicians scorning the establishment for eclecticism. For any alleged student (I note you say "studied" rather than "mastered" - this may be telling, somewhat, in your outburst) to make such a statement scorning any other who might not choose to listen to, and enjoy, solely one style of music - does such a person even exist outwith the most remote areas of the world? ) is rather surprising, to say the very least. As one grows older - I would be curious to learn in which decade of your life you may be - one's musical tastes often broaden and diversify. The "Stiff Little Fingers", "Ramones", "Rolling Stones", or "Foster & Allen" even, of one's youth, may find a small place on the shelf for Puccini, Beethoven, Bluegrass, Dean Martin, Lennon & McCartney, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Johnny Cash, PIL, "Cabaret Voltaire", "This Petrol Emotion", or "Slipknot" - although, personally, I abhor the latter. Do you dispute any of this? If you do, you are, quite simply, self-absorbed and narcissistic in the extreme, where no other view, other than that provided by your own questionable expert knowledge of "world music", can be correct. If you do not dispute what I have stated then, therefore, I am correct, and my tastes may quite freely - regardless of your position on the matter - be described as "eclectic". "Definition of eclectic adjective 1deriving ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources: universities offering an eclectic mix of courses 2 (Eclectic) Philosophy denoting or belonging to a class of ancient philosophers who did not belong to or found any recognized school of thought but selected doctrines from various schools of thought. noun a person who derives ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources." Tsk.
  9. But I don't. And you don't make me mad. Just bemused. As for social engineering, there are many different forms, and it is a very broad term to use. Wouldn't you agree? But if you wish to discuss that, you should consider a thread on it, as the nice people here are discussing their favourite TV comedies, and I can't think of many where that comes into it - with the notable exception of those from the very talented Kayvan Novak, of course.
  10. John D'Oh, I think the OP (the late great shouty man) was alluding to the idea that you choose "which atrocities to fight for". He was, I believe, attempting to illustrate this with his incredibly generalised comment, to the effect that large numbers of soldiers and Police - in effect (in his mind, at least) servants of The State - are "waking up" to the fact that they are fighting for different atrocities. He just didn't indicate who they all are, or provide any evidence, whatsoever, for his statement. Or even what these "atrocities" are.
  11. Anything with a tune. Look up "eclectic", in the dictionary, and there should be a little picture of me, waving. There, yes, that's me there!
  12. Sigh. More self-important Saturday night/Sunday morning chest-beating from our resident keyboard hero. Having a memory that extends past longer - for some here, certainly - than you have probably been alive does not make what they have to say either irrelevant, nor any less important or meaningful than your own view. Which we haven't heard, as yet, choosing instead to, yet again, hijack a thread to bash folk from Shetland for their perceived failings (in your eyes), in order to make yourself feel a little better about the person you see in the mirror, every morning. Probably the person that hasn't done quite as well with their life as they believe they deserve, or are owed. But it's probably the Shetlanders that have held you back. That jumped up clique of crofting/fishing peasants, every one of them more stupid and less deserving than you. But their "all boys together" parochial way of making sure they all get the best up here is what's to blame, not the fact that, in reality, you don't quite cut it. Is that it? Probably about right. The same self-absorbed little child mentality you find everywhere, that can't quite come to terms with the realities of the world you live in, so retreat into the childishness of your youth, where insults count as "clever". But, as I pointed out to you before, not everyone here is from Shetland. I'm certainly not. I choose to live here. And I happen to believe that these islands, and their inhabitants, have a lot to offer - present company excepted, at least for now. But when you've grown up a bit - emotionally or physically - feel free to chip back in. Now, run along and play with the other bairns, the grown-ups are talking. And that's "brightest". Oh, the irony.
  13. Does the "Fawlty Towers" episode, with the old lady and the hearing aid, spring to the mind of anyone else, or is it just me?
  14. Well, when next you see him (in a mirror, perhaps?), wave to him for me. You haven't disproved anything about my post (not even about Weber ). In fact, you have reinforced every point I made. PS When you do look in the mirror, do you ever say, "Iknow him, too?" Just thought I would ask.
  15. I.S

    MI5 Shetlink

    But never back a pony up a hill.
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