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Winston001
04-06-2004, 03:23 PM
Last year Beetle asked for suggestions of favourite sites. It was a good thread and I picked up quite a few myself from it. Maybe we should do it again.

Anyway, this is about the only forum I use - apart from the one on Gareth Morgans site but there is almost no activity at all there.

So where else do people go? What are your favourite forums?

Cheers
Winston001

Chilling_Silence
04-06-2004, 03:26 PM
> apart from the one on Gareth Morgans site
Traitor! How could you :_|

Capt.Hook
04-06-2004, 03:40 PM
I think you should let us know what your interests are Winston,otherwise any sugestions will be a waste of time.

Hook

zqwerty
04-06-2004, 03:55 PM
http://engaged.well.com/engaged/engaged.cgi?c=pre.vue&f=0&t=67

http://www.well.com/conf/inkwell.vue/index.html

http://www.metafilter.com/

http://www.daypop.com/top/

johnboy
04-06-2004, 04:58 PM
Here (http://www.pcqanda.com/dc/dcboard.php?az=show_topics&forum=1)

Winston001
04-06-2004, 05:26 PM
I suppose the question was a bit open-ended. I was really thinking not of myself but for everybodys interest.

My own interests span Monty Python, sharemarket investment, astrophysics, philosophy, history, books, etc. Just the usual stuff.

Jester
04-06-2004, 06:10 PM
I'm sure there was a Monty Python skit about sharemarket investment, astrophysics, philosophy, history, books....... and silly walks :D

metla
04-06-2004, 07:06 PM
(Cut to corner of cinema. A man in an ice-cream girl's uniform is standing in a spotlight with an ice-cream tray with an albatross on it.)

Man: Albatross! Albatross! Albatross!

(A cutomer approaches him.)

Customer: Two choc-ices please.

Man: I haven't got choc-ices. I only got the albatross. Albatross!

Customer: What flavour is it?

Man: It's a bird, innit. It's a bloody sea bird . .. it's not any bloody flavour. Albatross!

Customer: Do you get wafers with it?

Man: Course you don't get bloody wafers with it. Albatross!

Customer: How much is it?

Man: Ninepence.

Customer: I'll have two please.

Man: Gannet on a stick.

(The camera zooms past back onto the screen. On screen appears another 'Intermission' sign.)

First Voice Over: There will now be a very short...

(The intermission sign explodes.)

We now see a series on animated captions:

'NOW SHOWING AT OTHER DANK CINEMAS'
'AT THE PORTNOY CINEMA PICCADILLY'
'WINNER OF THE GOLDEN PALM, TORREMOLINOS'
'RAINWEAR THROUGH THE AGES'
'COMING SOON'
'AT THE JODRELL CINEMA, COCKFOSTERS'

Second Voice Over: The management regrets that it will not be showing a feature film this evening as it eats into the profits'

(Cut to the Queen on horseback; first few bars of National Anthem. Cut to Customer sitting in cinema seat clutching albatross.)

Customer: Well that's quite enough of that. And now a policeman near Rottingdeans ... Albatross!







Meh heh heh....Gotta love the humour.

R2x1
04-06-2004, 07:34 PM
Well, for those cold nights when you find it just too cold to go out, here (http://www.aardvark.co.nz/pjet/masterindex.shtml) are some toys to brighten up the kitchen/dining area.
R2

Terry Porritt
04-06-2004, 09:08 PM
R2x1's post reminds me.

A few years after WWII, it was possible to buy off the shelf pulse jets in model/hobbies shops in the UK. They were quite the rage with modellers, they used to build and power helicopters with them. Very noisy of course.

We also used to play with solid fuel "Jetex" rocket motors. These were made of finned aluminium cases, with a clip-on exhaust nozzle cap. The fuel was a pellet ignited by a thin wick that was fed in through the exhaust nozzle.

Great fun building model jet fighters and V2 rockets :)

Baldy
05-06-2004, 11:54 AM
> R2x1's post reminds me.
>
> A few years after WWII, it was possible to buy off
> the shelf pulse jets in model/hobbies shops in the
> UK. They were quite the rage with modellers, they
> used to build and power helicopters with them. Very
> noisy of course.
>
>
Thank god they have invented the Whisper Jet Terry

beetle
05-06-2004, 01:32 PM
OK Who is Gareth Morgan???


and what site are we talking about?

i have a sad deprived life, so dont grumble or laugh........ its been a week from hell....so please be kind.

i have been stuck in my little hole too much lately....need to get out more.

:)

beetle

Young Tom
05-06-2004, 03:20 PM
I find this a good read.....


http://www.spectator.co.uk/frontpage.php

Young Tom
05-06-2004, 06:08 PM
And this is a must for anyone interested in economics.



http://www.henrygeorge.org/

Murray P
05-06-2004, 06:29 PM
> OK Who is Gareth Morgan???

Taking the finance context, I assume Winny means this dude (http://www.garethmorgan.co.nz/) beet.

Cheers Murray P

beetle
05-06-2004, 06:33 PM
oh thats not so bad then, thought it was oposition to PF1 thats all......


and we cant have that can we.....

:D

beetle

Winston001
05-06-2004, 10:51 PM
Thanks everyone. Mostly all new to me. I've happened upon many forums over the years but seldom any as clearly set out as PF1. Or as friendly.

Cheers
Winston

PS It did snow at the crib momentarily today. Maybe the weather boffins do know their stuff.

John Grieve
06-06-2004, 02:20 PM
This is a great set of forums for Kiwis. 25,000+ members. 2.500,000+ posts. Huge offtopic forms covering Anime/Manga, Books, Cars, Flatting, Cooking, Music, Current events, politics, philosophy, Current conflicts/War on Terror. Sports, TV, Movies and anything else you care to discuss. Games, Hardware Tech help covering everything PC. Averages 100-300 members online at all times and the whole thing is based in NZ. This is a very vibrant and stimulating forum well moderated and very entertaining frequented by a large number of NZers and visited regularly by those outside NZ. Downtime over the last 3 years would be about 7 days in total.

http://www.gpforums.co.nz/index.php?s=