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Due to my erratic travelling life disaster..where i leave a trail of negatives..cars-trucks and stuff ..some of it never to be seen again..especially photographs.. its always amazing when i do recover something..so in my final days in Munich 1992..i worked on the Art Projekt at the State Opera House..Lou Reed..Laurie Anderson..John Cale..John Zorn and Babes in Toyland. I was a lowly stagehand with a camera..so i befriended everybody..and i got Laurie Andersons portrait. Then..lost negatives. I did manage to give away a print to a friend in Berlin in 1993..and she just found it in her Mums attic.It was always the missing piece in that story..as it was Babes in Toyland who took me to Berlin...where i stayed until 1997.

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My parents gave me an old Polish telephone for Christmas which had a plug I’d never seen before, much research later and I found a chap in Lithuania who would sell me an adapter and post it to Australia.

Much to my surprise the adapter arrived today, just one week after I ordered it, so I plugged it all together and it works!

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I am suitably impressed with the Soviet era Polish telephone manufacturers and the Lithuanian postal service.

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2 hours ago, MorrisItalSLX said:

My parents gave me an old Polish telephone for Christmas which had a plug I’d never seen before, much research later and I found a chap in Lithuania who would sell me an adapter and post it to Australia.

Much to my surprise the adapter arrived today, just one week after I ordered it, so I plugged it all together and it works!

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I am suitably impressed with the Soviet era Polish telephone manufacturers and the Lithuanian postal service.

I bough this from a charity shop a few weeks ago , plugged it in to test it and I love the ring , so 1960s , only scammers call us on this number so it's like a scammer alert 

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Young lad started working with us a few weeks before Christmas. First time really living on his own. He asked about how to make a pan of veg soup using a bought veg-broth soup mix so I explained the basics.

Add some more chopped veg, stock cube and a little cornflower and some cooked meat of your choice. Let it simmer.

Silly cunt put in 2 frozen breaded haddocks from Asda.

He ate it too.

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43 minutes ago, JeeExEll said:

Young lad started working with us a few weeks before Christmas. First time really living on his own. He asked about how to make a pan of veg soup using a bought veg-broth soup mix so I explained the basics.

Add some more chopped veg and a little cornflower and some cooked meat of your choice. Let it simmer.

Silly cunt put in 2 frozen breaded haddocks from Asda.

He ate it too.

At least he is trying. 9/10 for effort. One mark less for the fish.

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7 hours ago, Wack said:

I bough this from a charity shop a few weeks ago , plugged it in to test it and I love the ring , so 1960s , only scammers call us on this number so it's like a scammer alert 

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Shame that BT are discontinuing landline phones.

https://www.efax.co.uk/blog/bt-2025-switch-off-how-will-it-impact-you-and-your-business

 

 chucked mine out years ago, sick to death of spam calls.  Hate phones at the best of times so a good excuse.

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18 hours ago, Fumbler said:

I need to get another old bell phone. I currently have an AT&T 2500 clone that somehow made it to our shores. It's built so damn well it's unbelievable.

Yeah, they were proper slam the handset down after a heated phone argument type equipment.

 

I need to hook up my payphone to the landline again. Make the kids pay to use it. 

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14 hours ago, JeeExEll said:

Young lad started working with us a few weeks before Christmas. First time really living on his own. He asked about how to make a pan of veg soup using a bought veg-broth soup mix so I explained the basics.

Add some more chopped veg, stock cube and a little cornflower and some cooked meat of your choice. Let it simmer.

Silly cunt put in 2 frozen breaded haddocks from Asda.

He ate it too.

Years ago I wascworkingwith a graduate manufacturing engineer doing assembly work instructions. He only ever ate ready meals made in the microwave. 

One day he asked for advice on cooking a proper meal for a new girl friend. I pointed out that there were work instructions available in the library.

Or recipe books as they like to be called.  

I saw him about 10 years later.  He was married to said girl, and reckoned he now owned 50 recipe books at least. Said he was addicted to cooking from scratch.  Hadn't bought a ready meal since he bought that first book. 

 

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15 hours ago, myglaren said:

This worries me! Currently I rely on my landline, there is no mobile coverage at all at my house, and my internet is via ISDN via the copper cable. Said copper cable runs for 3/4 mile from the next door neighbours, has literally dozens of repairs and is unburied for most of its length, parts hung on a field fence, parts just lieing on the ground and parts probably grown in with grass. I cannot see them putting in 3/4 mile of fibre cable, trenching it in for 1 house with 1 occupant.

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25 minutes ago, Saabnut said:

This worries me! Currently I rely on my landline, there is no mobile coverage at all at my house, and my internet is via ISDN via the copper cable.

We're the same. My mobile coverage is patchy at best and my internet is ISDN as far as I know. Thus being the joys of living in one of the most rural parts of East Ayrshire, however.

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2 hours ago, cort1977 said:

I think the copper will still exist in many places, the change is you will have to have a router to talk to the exchange and plug the phone in to that.

I think this will mean the end of being able to use the old rotary phones though?

Depends on who set it up and how nostalgic they were feeling.

By default our remote voice kit is tone only, but I enabled pulse dialing and tested it works just fine. All our customers can use rotary phones with it.

Phil

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I'm suspicious. Everything I've done today has gone really well. I've been productive, made measurable improvements on my To-do list and kept up with work and organised quite a bit for the coming weeks, which I can't usually do. On top of that, I'm feeling strangely healthy. What is the day hiding? When is it going to pounce and ruin all of that?

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2 hours ago, Ghosty said:

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Whoops.

That is some elite trolling right there. Imagine knowing you've built a swastika into a car part fitted to what I suspect were hundreds-of-thousands of GM products and no-one else has realised. You'd die of an overwhelmng buildup of secret knowledge for sure

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5 hours ago, Saabnut said:

This worries me! Currently I rely on my landline, there is no mobile coverage at all at my house, and my internet is via ISDN via the copper cable. Said copper cable runs for 3/4 mile from the next door neighbours, has literally dozens of repairs and is unburied for most of its length, parts hung on a field fence, parts just lieing on the ground and parts probably grown in with grass. I cannot see them putting in 3/4 mile of fibre cable, trenching it in for 1 house with 1 occupant.

That might be where Starlink, OneWeb and the likes step in. Satellite constellations for telecoms and internet.

I did hear that some people in Australia are already switching to satellite internet because the speeds are better than they can get over their landlines. 

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