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The 'Grumpy Old Man' thread.


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#66511 OFFLINE   chodweaver

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Posted Yesterday, 03:57 PM

when it comes to shitey old phones, i think I've got it covered :)

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there were some really innovative designs, all ur modern phonez r rubbish !

Nokia 5.1 top left. Never get mugged - just hit your would be assailant over the head with it.

BTW, weren't the aerials on some/most/all of these old phones a complete sham - not connected to anything?

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#66512 ONLINE   puddlethumper

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Posted Yesterday, 05:49 PM

Huge grump from me today. 3 friends, poss more, have been totally burnt out by wildfires in Portugal. Lost everything. Two of them nearly lost everything 20 years ago in a fire. It's not all lying in the sun, in foreign climes.

What do you say to someone who's just lost the lot ?

A sympathetic voice just doesn't seem to be of any use at all in that situation.

It's going to  look like a lunar landscape for a couple of years, except everything will be black and ash.



#66513 OFFLINE   MarvinsMom

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Posted Yesterday, 05:58 PM

Nokia 5.1 top left. Never get mugged - just hit your would be assailant over the head with it.

BTW, weren't the aerials on some/most/all of these old phones a complete sham - not connected to anything?

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my first phone was a motorola MR10 back in the day, followed by a Nokia 3310, the greatest of all mobile phones!

 

then some Samsung/Nokia knock off, and another cheapo Nokia followed by a hand me down Samsung Galaxy S2.

 

which i still have, for a smart phone which is 9 or 10 years old, its as good as new!!

 

and yes, on the old phones the aerials weren't connected to anything cos they were there for show only, and to make the consumer happy as they were expecting the hand set to have one.


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#66514 ONLINE   twosmoke300

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Posted Yesterday, 06:13 PM

My back is suddenly sore / stiff and by right arse cheek/ leg is numb . Very weird feeling

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Posted Yesterday, 06:14 PM

Nokia 5.1 top left.


That's a 2110. The 5.1 was the slightly different but same version for Orange.

#66516 OFFLINE   Hooli

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Posted Yesterday, 06:15 PM

My back is suddenly sore / stiff and by right arse cheek/ leg is numb . Very weird feeling

 

Sounds like sciatica


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Posted Yesterday, 06:22 PM

Got to be sure there's no more!

The last lot dug out under our shed base and made a nest. It took ages to get rid of them. It's best to kill them off before they get chance to dig in.


I shot the last one through our shed floor, bugger was trying to chew it's way in!
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#66518 ONLINE   twosmoke300

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Posted Yesterday, 06:23 PM

Sounds like sciatica


That doesn't sound good

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#66519 OFFLINE   DodgeRover

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Posted Yesterday, 06:23 PM

Sounds like sciatica


Perfect description, the lack of feeling of exactly where your foot is when walking is horrible
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Posted Yesterday, 06:24 PM

Only had three phones.  3310 was a work phone.

Followed by a free HTC S-500? - BT phone came free with a broadband contract.

Replaced by the current £25 Haiwei Y-somethingorother from Asda on a BT sim card - £5 a month.

I liked the HTC better - Blackberry-style keyboard but some of the buttons were temperamental after seven years.

Don't get on with touch screens very well.


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#66521 OFFLINE   Hooli

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Posted Yesterday, 06:30 PM

That doesn't sound good

 

Trapped nerve in your lower back really, it just happens to be the sciatic nerve which runs right down to your foot. When it gets really good you have agonising pain right down from your arse to your toes & can't feel your leg to walk on it...

 

I had it for six months & was on Tramadol for it after pushing my Bonnie 9 miles home. The odd twisting motion of leaning over to push a bike that far trapped it in my hip joint. I had a few lovely days where it'd take 45mins to get out of bed & I'd only got as far as kneeling on the floor with my chest still on the bed...

 

Mine cleared up in the end when my hip clanked massively loudly, the relief was amazing.



#66522 ONLINE   twosmoke300

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Posted Yesterday, 06:33 PM

Something that look forward to I suppose
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Skoda Octavia 1.9tdi - the boring modern 

Fiat Ducato 2009 l3h2

Honda Crf250X

Suzuki TS50x

Kawasaki Ke175d

Prilla Pigsasshole 650

Saxo 1.5D

Land Rover 90 2.5 petrol

Honda CB250N super wet dream

 

 

 


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Posted Yesterday, 07:21 PM

Found out on Thursday that a (very fit & healthy) friend of ours had been diagnosed with bowel cancer, which had literally appeared from nowhere in less than a week, and the docs were worried that it had got into the lymph nodes. I found out today that it's now spread upwards through his stomach and chest and is attacking his bones. Apparently it's an incredibly aggressive form which is visibly growing every 12 hours or so - he's being pumped full of morphine, and they've put an extra bed in his cubicle so his wife can stay with him round the clock.

 

He's 25, and has been married just over a year. No idea what to say to the family tbh.


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Posted Yesterday, 08:45 PM

Bloody hell.  That's horrible.


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#66525 OFFLINE   Hooli

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Posted Yesterday, 09:12 PM

That's shit.



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Posted Yesterday, 10:39 PM

I've got a minor sciatica attack at the moment but very mild thankfully, had me first attack about 20 years ago, had the flue over one Christmas and this bloody sciatica suddenly appeared, course every time you sneezed the stabbing pain shoots from your arse cheek and right down your leg, i walked doubled over for about 6 months till it finally ran its course.

 

Pales into insignificance mind given the poor young feller with bastarding bowel cancer.

 

Cancer can just fuck right off



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Posted Today, 07:08 AM

Sometimes things come along that makes us realise how insignificant all our petty little grumbles really are.

To be finished at 25 is unbelievable.


Fuck Cancer.
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