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1) Message boards : Cafe : The "Look at me, I'm UOTD" thread (Message 23272)
Posted 440 days ago by Profile SandJ
The random number generator pointed its finger at me today.
2) Message boards : Cafe : The Last One to Post Wins! -- Version 25 (Message 23271)
Posted 440 days ago by Profile SandJ
I voted too. That makes me a winner.

I'm the winner because:
(a) I didn't vote so I can't be blamed for the outcome.
(b) I posted here.
(c) I'm User Of The Day!!!!
3) Message boards : Cafe : The Last One to Post Wins! -- Version 25 (Message 23218)
Posted 442 days ago by Profile SandJ
Now that C@H is back up, I am winning.

Only very briefly. :-D
4) Message boards : Cafe : The Last One to Post Wins! XXII (Message 22254)
Posted 646 days ago by Profile SandJ
I'll not stand idly by while a dragon burns my hold and slaughters my people.

Nor would I. I'd run away!
5) Message boards : Cafe : The Last One To Post Wins! XVII (Message 20794)
Posted 928 days ago by Profile SandJ
what are you doing here let it go :)
How cruel, how heartless. To abandon a thread, with all its hopes and dreams, without a thought for what it may have become. How cruel the Internet it. Is it because it is old? Is it an ageist policy?
6) Message boards : Cafe : The Last One To Post Wins! XVII (Message 20783)
Posted 929 days ago by Profile SandJ
Like this?

7) Message boards : Cafe : The Last One To Post Wins! XVII (Message 19855)
Posted 1229 days ago by Profile SandJ
What happened? Everybody give up? Nothing to say? Or, knowing that Mikey can't win, you wait for him to quit posting before you start posting? I'll take the bait. For now, at least, I am winning!


I have no idea what happened, if you want I can declare you the winner, we ARE the only two playing right now, and just end this. The 'event' that I picked for the games end has not come yet, but if no one plays what's the point.

Sometimes it is nice to know there is someone out there, waiting.

My wife and I have been on penny-pinching duty for weeks as we had a few financial shocks. This has gone right down to investing in one of those gadgets that gives real-time monitoring of electricity usage (bought out of my birthday money!) (49 years old and I get birthday money!!) (well, a gift voucher, actually, from my mother-in-law!!!) (by the way, never buy an American Express Gift Card: nobody takes them) (except the outfit that sold me the real-time electricity monitoring gadget) (for rather more money than the other sites that sell the same gadget).

I had to turn off all processing that relied on the GPU and anything that made the processor run hot causing the big fans to start up.

Since that included the Collatz Conjecture, it felt very wrong to post in this thread. I've been lurking, but not posting.

Also, summer came and visited and brought death-defying temperatures. I know the rest of the world would call these double-digit centigrade numbers "pleasantly cool", "night-time" or "early spring morning" but over here they are intolerable 'cos we're not used to it. And since my GPU can actually warm up this room on its own, it had to go off anyway.

So I've not really posted — just checked in, signed the register, pinched a slice of cake off the table, put some personal post in the out-tray for franking, stolen some stationery, made sure my out-of-office was still on and scuttled off out again.

Note how I didn't bother signing out.

Byeee!
8) Message boards : Cafe : The Last One To Post Wins! XVII (Message 19679)
Posted 1305 days ago by Profile SandJ
No I have never heard of Fluxx.

Every card you play has either a new rule on it or is a 'keeper' card which may, or may not, be used to determine the winner. It is part skill and part luck, lots of fun and very silly.

(winning.)
9) Message boards : Cafe : The Last One To Post Wins! XVII (Message 19674)
Posted 1308 days ago by Profile SandJ
I KNOW, I was trying to figure out why the heck it's in the rules in the first place and if I have to enforce them!!

Nah. It's your thread. Have fund yourself and make up some rules and disregard others. This is the Internet: organised anarchy.

Talking of which, every played the card game Fluxx?


*** Many, many hours later, I discover this un-sent tab in Firefox. :-(
10) Message boards : Cafe : The Last One To Post Wins! XVII (Message 19669)
Posted 1310 days ago by Profile SandJ
= Post in this thread, anything with legible words (ie one word posts don't count)


Really?


I guess so, you could have said 'really, winning'. I can't go back and edit it now, it is way too late. I copied it from another site.

I was trying to be funny. :-)


(winning.)
11) Message boards : Cafe : The Last One To Post Wins! XVII (Message 19662)
Posted 1311 days ago by Profile SandJ
= Post in this thread, anything with legible words (ie one word posts don't count)

Really?
12) Message boards : Cafe : The Last One To Post Wins! XVI (Message 19650)
Posted 1312 days ago by Profile SandJ
We have the winner!

Hmmm...maybe the 1st day of Summer?

It goes by various names, according to which part of the world you're in. On this side of the Herring Pond it is Midsummer Day (although that's probably also a protestant thing).

The Summer Solstice for 2014 occurred on 21st June 2014 at 10:51 GMT. It's also my birthday. And Mikey had the active live post at that moment. :-)

Mikey, after nearly six months, you are winner 16 of the thread that ran from the start of the calendar year to the point of the Earth's maximum tilt toward the Sun (try not to fall off) The Last One To Post Wins! XVI !
13) Message boards : Cafe : The Last One To Post Wins! XVI (Message 19646)
Posted 1313 days ago by Profile SandJ
It's getting nearer, and it'll be astronomical.
14) Message boards : Cafe : The Last One To Post Wins! XVI (Message 19637)
Posted 1315 days ago by Profile SandJ
- so I'll soon be counted out !

Might be. Might be not.

As they sort of say about the UK Lottery, you have to post it to host it.
15) Message boards : News : Up and Running (Message 19616)
Posted 1317 days ago by Profile SandJ
Well, as firewalls go, it was being very, very effective.



Alternatively:

As firewalls go…

…it went.
16) Message boards : Cafe : The Last One To Post Wins! XVI (Message 19615)
Posted 1317 days ago by Profile SandJ
I'm dreaming about a faster collatz APP, and I'm winning!

You dreamed too hard and broke it!

We are approaching the final stage of this instance of this competition...
17) Message boards : Cafe : The Last One To Post Wins! XVI (Message 19585)
Posted 1333 days ago by Profile SandJ
I gave up all my yardwork and let a company do it for me now, started with temporarily due to a bum knee and grew into a permanent thing now.

Lord Finchley tried to mend the Electric Light
. . Himself. It struck him dead: And serve him right!
It is the business of the wealthy man
. . To give employment to the artisan.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . — Hilaire Belloc
18) Message boards : Cafe : The Last One To Post Wins! XVI (Message 19577)
Posted 1334 days ago by Profile SandJ
My problem is in moderation

'I can resist everything except temptation' — Oscar Wilde.
19) Message boards : Cafe : The Last One To Post Wins! XVI (Message 19555)
Posted 1337 days ago by Profile SandJ
Long note on a Monday, Memorial Day here in the US, the day we honor those in Military Service to our Country, both past and present. It is a National Holiday and lots of parades and backyard parties are going on everywhere.

We do that on 11th November with formal services on the Sunday nearest that date. At least, that is Remembrance Sunday, to think of those who have served. It is a sombre event. That is when you have Veteran's Day, I believe.

We had Whitsun Bank Holiday today. One of those days off which everyone wished was in August instead. It always rains and with the Spring Bank Holiday and Easter being nearby we don't really want the time off. I doubt most people know what 'Whitsun' means anyway.
20) Message boards : Cafe : The Last One To Post Wins! XVI (Message 19549)
Posted 1339 days ago by Profile SandJ
As for Mac's I have never messed with them
Likewise. I don't do consumer electronics.


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