View Full Version : what is the world of advertising coming to Alistair

Alistair Hosie
10-25-2006, 04:15 PM
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Laser-Guide-teach-your-DeWALT-Mitre-Saw-a-new-trick_W0QQitemZ300040088833QQihZ020QQcategoryZ1060 00QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Your Old Dog
10-25-2006, 05:37 PM
I don't see no hair anywhere so I'll take two!

10-25-2006, 05:42 PM
I see he's sold the same item a few times before, without the aid of naked flesh, he seems to be looking for about 50% extra with the flesh ;)


10-25-2006, 06:02 PM
I saw one of those at Lowes the other day. I think it was like 26.95 US.

charlie coghill
10-25-2006, 09:15 PM
PH I did not realize Low's was selling THAT.:D I will have to start shopping at Lows now, even if I don't like our local store.

10-25-2006, 09:25 PM
That's a hell of a place to put a drill/driver!

john hobdeclipe
10-25-2006, 09:53 PM
I saw one of those at Lowes the other day. I think it was like 26.95 US.
If it's only $26.95, it's bound to have something I don't want!

10-25-2006, 10:44 PM
"Fits 95% of all the rest - ask if it fits yours"

is this inyourendo?

That is a hell of a tidy slice of heaven. I bet she also has a wonderful mind to match.

Thanks for brightening up my day Alistair:)

10-25-2006, 11:21 PM
Looks like that was a perfect cut to begin with! I doubt DeWalt can improve that!!

10-25-2006, 11:25 PM
My personal oppinion on the matter is that if the girl is hot, she should be allowed to walk around completely naked any time of the day on any channel inside of my TV set.

10-25-2006, 11:36 PM
My personal oppinion on the matter is that if the girl is hot, she should be allowed to walk around completely naked any time of the day on any channel inside of my TV set.

Bill,that should have read-

"My personal oppinion on the matter is that if the girl is hot, she should be allowed to walk/LAY around completely naked any time of the day,IN MY APARTMENT/HOUSE/BED FOR AS LONG AS SHE WANTS":D

10-26-2006, 12:04 AM
LOL, you know, I was just thinking that when I started to read your reply. Appears at the moment I would need a holodeck for that to happen.

Allan Waterfall
10-26-2006, 05:14 AM
Sure looks a nice fixture for parking the bicycle front wheel in.:D


10-26-2006, 05:53 AM
Allan, you cyclists are all the same:D

Peter N
10-26-2006, 06:01 AM
I agree.

There's clearly not enough of this and I think we should write to our MP's and lobby for a change in legislation. Posters like this should be compulsory in workshops.

And on a related note, I've had a number of complaints concerning sexual harassment from the middle-aged ladies who work for me. They are concerned that there is not enough of it anymore under the new regime of political correctness.

Peter :D

10-26-2006, 06:35 AM
A Bunch Of Wise Cracks!!!!

Allan Waterfall
10-26-2006, 09:30 AM
Allan, you cyclists are all the same:D

I've seen bigger ones you could use for a motorbike.:D


john hobdeclipe
10-26-2006, 12:44 PM
Alistair, I just finished reading the biography of your countryman, Sir Thomas Lipton. He was a true genius at promoting his business interests. I wonder to what extremes he would go to stand out in today's business world?

Norman Atkinson
10-26-2006, 01:06 PM
You may have missed it but the reference to the parking of a bike is attributed to the Other Scottish multimillionaire ie Billy Connolly.
Lipton and Connolly are both of Irish extraction and were born in the Gorbals of Glasgow.

It become closer than that. Lipton became a friend of Queen Victoria whilst was her Ghillie in the film. Both had/have extensive American interests and - oh, yes billy is teetotal!

Yachting- no, I have a model of Shamrock V in my living room but that is as far as my memory hold up.

Now then Sir Harry Lauder???????



10-26-2006, 11:59 PM
Skinny girls like that hurt me when I hug them.. the broken ribs poke me in the side.


The hook comes much later.. when they don't look quite like that anymore.. MY WIFE now, she has a job.. not sitting on the couch watching tele or on the puter shopping for the next MR right.. now..

DId you know I found a machine shop behind my house???? WHOO HOOO.... and it doubled in size after I quit hanging around here so much.. NOW if I could just get some of these projects done up..

I still miss ya guys, here lemme give ya a noogie..

10-27-2006, 12:35 AM
Could someone read the text to me. I couldn't see anything but an a$$. Would I be buying an a$$? Or a Dewalt sticker? :D

Hey Dave, about time you get out of the shop and play! How's the truck going?

10-27-2006, 12:36 AM
No wonder I have been having problems staying online tonight (last night, this morning, whatever). Been busy trying to beat the winter, but as usual I am "weak behind".

My shop has gotten a little "sterile" now that my daughter can read, but I think I can get this one by:

Let a dog have the bone, a man likes the meat!

10-27-2006, 12:42 AM
Ok Norm, what happened to your user name?

Hi David.

10-27-2006, 12:44 AM
I've seen bigger ones you could use for a motorbike.:D

Parking can be difficult to find at times. If you happen to own a skinny wheeled cycle then you just don`t bother parking in those ones Allan. It`ll just fall out every time.:D

Yeah. Gidday Dave, keeping well?

Norman Atkinson
10-27-2006, 05:10 AM
Not a clear answer- sorry!
You are aware that some geek has been using my E-mail add- and seems pretty close to things.

I tried to change things and failed!

Finally, jumping up and down I managed to change to another name.
Unquestionably, the system leaves a lot to be desired but I am still very off colour and can hardly be arsed with comparative trivia.

More important is that I am being ballsed about under the British National Health Service and my local general medical practice. Took the senior partner to the cleaners- and told her the facts of life. Surprisingly, she agreed almost 100%. One point was that 50 attempts to get thru to her practice was " somewhat excessive" and SWMBO was actually higher qualified than her, that son in law was a gnat's cock off consultant cardiologist and that my baby daughter was senior registrar- and heading for a masters degree.

Then I got the classic one of stress. It fell to bits whennI told her that the guy who taught me what little med that I know had been the medic in Dachau Concentration Camp and hadn't anything really for the prisoners and himself a prisoner. It got better when I said that in a bygone day, the phone rang and the stretcher was being loaded onto the car, the climbing tackle and survival gear slung into the trunk and we were off. bugger the world- people were at risk!

Fun, well, not really!

Err Cheers


10-27-2006, 06:28 AM
CCW: truck looks like crap, but it ain't rusty anymore. After the big stock watering tank-derustin job. Kirker epoxy base, then I laid a coat of malhyde hi build primer on it hoping to fill in all the rust pits.. it is getting slick in places, the front fenders, I wheeled them for about a hour, they have some up close to the bead dents that need some wooden blocks made to hammer out.. The 3" anvils would not get in that close. It ain't gonna be right the first time out, but ... for a dump truck that is sixty five years old? I have come up with some unique postioning aids to work them huge fenders.. motorcycle tie down straps from a cross arm like a marionette.

It is going together asap.. I gotta go buy some new bolts. More parts, more money. Most the build is on Adrians Metalillness site. The new shop addition I built to build the truck is kickin thou. I got room.

I have been laid up for two days now thou with low sugar. My wife got tired of trying to keep me warm, she bought me a electric blanket.

Evan: I had some optics questions for you. I adapted a old television news camera lens to a gadspot ip addressable camera. (lens is about a foot with 120power). I think I figured out some of them thou on my own. I am going to end up building me a telescope. I got a microscope camera that I will use. I have some software that uses the bttv chinese dvr card and takes motion snapshots uploads them to a webpage rewriting the html. it is not complete. I have had some help from unlikely sources thou. There is money installing these ip cameras for people who want to know what is going on thier property when they are gone. Ya can peek in from anywhere with wifi. The gadspot is not the trick thou. I'm getting off on the new ubuntu and Mepis Linux 6.0.. it has a animation and truespace like program named k3d.. wow.. too many buttons to learn. I just loaded it last night.. it starts from a console but then opens up to the most complex menu system I have ever saw on linux. It can make Pixar type animations easily.

Darin: ya get that house De-Katrina'ed???

Norman: somebody that knows you all to well is probably hacking in on you. Again.. or you have a bug dumped in that is reading every keystroke. Rough to have a genius with nothing better to do harrassing you.

Hope I didn't miss anyone.. ya know I got a email address.. ibewgypsie@hotmail.com new grandkid on the way..

Had to put my best buddy Butch down for aggression, The nieighborhood kids teased him till he hated kids. I could not think of a place where kids were not to send him. I cried for two weeks.
I miss him.

got a new pup.. He is not a alpha. I have been keeping him close. You can make a whimpering sound and he will come lay his head on your leg and look up. A very caring animal. He is six months old and over sixty pounds, wide, going to be too wide to get in the door eating Carrols cooking. Raining cats and dogs here.. Soon as Carrol goes off to work I gotta bring him in. Sage the cat is not amused. He does get along better with this one.

Allan Waterfall
10-27-2006, 07:06 AM
Sorry you had to lose Butch,we all know how much you loved that dog.


Peter N
10-27-2006, 07:38 AM
David, we never really 'spoke' on here, I joined just around the time you stopped being active on the board.

Nevertheless I was lurking for a good while before this and used to enjoy reading your posts and the complete no-nonsense style you wrote in, so I hope you won't mind if I say Welcome Back too.
Sorry to hear about your dog.


Norman Atkinson
10-27-2006, 07:50 AM
Hi David,
Hi fella! Sorry to learn that you are "crook" as our good mates from Down Under say. Get sorted out and remember winter is soon upon us!
Spoil yourself a bit.

I lost me ole pal Hamish my ever stupid loveable border terrier a month ago back. We miss his mess and smells and I cannot blame him for little problems which has been me. I come in- and he isn't there. Awful and I understand.
He had cancers galore and never whimpered! Rotten, ain't it?

If some one is trying to hack into me or whatever, have you thought that I am just a zany old man, not very well and all of 76. I am not even much let alone exciting or a challenge. One day, I will be 9 minutes at the local crematorium and no greater or less in the World. I do find it incredibly funny to find people from universities asking me permission to go on holiday.
To think, David, that I came into the World never having the brains or money to have a University education.

One thing that I do have is a quiet sense of humour- but you cannot toddle off to put it in the bank or anything daft like that.

So, my friend- and the many of you who are also a bit crook- get well soon.
People do care- well, I do.


10-27-2006, 12:13 PM
Sorry about butch David, dogs can be like family. They are to us.

I have a web cam hooked up in my shop and run streaming software so I can watch it from home. What do you need that lens for?


How are you doing? Better I hope? I saw the ear doc in Kamloops Tuesday (8 hour round trip) and he vacuumed out my ear with some solvent and gave me a bottle of nasty oily stuff to drip in it. Kinda like WD-40. My hearing is much better now but not back to normal. Looks like it might be ok. Since I don't have a lot of faith in the system here I took a swab of my ear a couple of days before the visit, mixed up a batch of fungal culture media and grew a culture sample. I then took a photomicrograph of the fungus through my 40X stereo microscope and printed it to show the doc. No doubt about it, it's an active Aspegillus Niger infection. Good thing I did since they hadn't sent him any test results.

Norman Atkinson
10-27-2006, 02:14 PM
I now have a date for a full hospital check on my plumbing but the infection is still not resonding to a new set of antibiotics. keep you posted but my appendages haven't turned blue- yet???????

Again, Evan, I am delighted that you have traced your problem. I hope that the cure is not far behind. Behind, behind- keeping in the OT mood. Yes, Alistair, bum-tious bugger that I am.

Well, Matron is back home. Just like Peter Pan- I must fly.

Another Tinker Bell, Evan?



10-27-2006, 05:51 PM
What's that guy selling a log splitter or a turd cutter? LOL :D

David, sorry to hear about your dog.

10-27-2006, 08:15 PM

I really don't need the lens.. I just have had it since the early 80s.. it cost about 5 grand they tell me.. It weighs about five times what the lil bitty camera weighs. I need to machine a mount for it. THE motion detection don't care how close up you are thou.. Perhaps I will post if for the police buddies I got. It would be a suspect watcher.. just get dsl into a room, hook it up and set if up to watch thier goings and comings. AS if they don't have enough toys huh?

The windows software is mucho better.. I am configuring it to write the webpage with the current ip address of the beacon computer with the camera.. I am kinda afeared of crashing windows looking into the registers. I may look at calling the places that give it up, like zone edit.. I was going to publish the program and install the cameras locally. MOST people can't even put a port in thier router.

Butch: Yeah, we all make our own way. I tried to calm him down.. When he'd start biting the wire at my son/grandbaby it wasn't funny. He lightly bit me five times one day over a sock, he wanted to be dominant. It sure hurts, cause I loved him. I think almost as bad as my father passing away.. HURT is hurt. I just hope I leave the world as painlessly.

Evan.. but in the beginning, you said that about a alpha dog.

10-27-2006, 09:10 PM
So Norman A is now a multi-national agent with a new user name? I saw the info in another thread, but wasn't sure if it was a smacka$$ playing games. I so distrust the internet world. Sir, whatever you call yourself today, get well.
There are quite a few others that post here with illness or injury, and you are not forgotten, (ok, your usernames are).


Have been peeking in on the other site every few weeks, the shop looks good, and the truck is really interesting. Even ill, you got more energy, than I have these days! Or maybe you just got more focus (like Evan), as I endlessly stop and restart my projects. But I'm semi-retired, working part-time for bill money, with children in the house, so maybe I'm doing as much as I can in the home shop. Been thinking of getting a "smaller" truck/jeep for the around the town stuff, short runs of start/stop with almost no cargo in the bed is killing my diesel.

OT in the OT, does anyone here know what this new "low sulfer diesel" is going to do to my engine?

10-27-2006, 09:54 PM
My "focus" has been pretty poor the last two months since this ear problem started. The medications have been kicking my butt, especially the fungicide that I took for three weeks. It didn't work either. The ENT specialist was pretty suprised when I told him that I did a culture to show him what it was. I don't think he has many patients that do their own cultures.

This is what has been growing in my ear for the last two months. It's Aspergillus Niger. It's really hard to kill and almost everyone is exposed to it. It's common as dirt, literally. Effective magnification between the camera and microscope is about 100 power.


10-27-2006, 10:01 PM
You're growing Asparagus in your ear? :D

It's growing wild all over the place here. Let the shoots go last fall and the birds carried it everywhere.

10-30-2006, 12:04 AM
WELCOME BACK, David. Haven't been to that other site to see your projects. Barely have time to keep up with the two boards i visit most.

Hope Alistair (and everyone else) was right in his assumption of the gender of the bum on Ebay.

Still have computer problems, repaced motherboard and cpu, reloaded windows and updated it. Started having problems before modem was installed. It will lock up, cursor still shows but won't move, three finger salute won't work. Only way to resume is to hit power switch. Sometimes happens immediately after completein boot, sometimes after an hour or more. Have a Hijack This report. Where is a good sight to get help for a problem like this? Is there a Linux For Dummies book avilable? Formatted with FAT32 thinkg it will work better with Linux. Have SLAX KillBill and Mandriva CD's but may have to get different modem, currently have a Winmodem. Would like to set up a double OS system so I can still use AutoCAD and other Windows software, use Linux for internet and email.

Don't have IEspell installed yet. Need to do that soon.

10-30-2006, 08:20 AM
Sorry to hear about Butch David, Welcome back to the board, and keep on making chips and playing with the PS2 controllers with the CNC.

10-31-2006, 09:58 AM

Email me your mailing address and I will ship out a "Dummies linux" book for postage. It mostly deals with Redhat.

Get Mepis, or Ubuntu.. I got the 3d modeling program as near good as truespace downloaded on here (free).. it is a graphical installation, no complicated ftp gets unzip -wreoisajdfoih >>>????? Okay? I get a headache using the console installs.

Ubuntu, thou does not allow you to use the root privilidges, Mepis does, if you want to C++ program you gotta have mepis *debian 6.0

I have both burned on a cdrom. FOR a dual boot system? I use a removeable hard drive. MUCHO easier.. I have a wad of money on the antique 98SE hard drive and do not surf with it. Modem is mucho harder with Linux.. you gotta have a external modem that uses the old school communication subroutines. SUPPORTED MODEMS, WINmodems do rarely work. I got DSL, it sees that and configures it on the fly..

BillH: I have just been busy around here. My house is still not finished, nor is my shop, nor is my truck, nor is my software I have started. I have not been anywhere, the links to this forum got messed up for a while and I have been surfing elsewhere.

10-31-2006, 04:29 PM
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