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Timbo

I Still Ain't Deaded!

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Thanks very much for that Timbo. There is no doubt that the value of this forum would be greatly depleted if we were no longer able to share our knowledge of Broads history in the way that we do now, by posting old photos to back up our own memories and by quoting past historians when their work backs up our own memories.

I am sure no-one could ever suggest that we are doing it for profit, nor that we are trying to demean the work of others.

 

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Right...I’m getting worried...why is Grendel channelling Timbo?

Ooh, spooky!

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4 hours ago, psychicsurveyor said:

He is possessed :default_smiley-angelic002:

Possessed? Me or Grendel? If it's me you're talking about there's too many 's's', too many 'e''s' and nowhere near enough 'i''s' for what I am! :default_norty:

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spoke to him last week, recovered from his pneumonia and was busy filming (young nubile females I believe)

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On 09/11/2018 at 04:46, Timbo said:

One of the jobs was wading through the current guff on the European Union Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market. Particularly articles 11, 12a and 13 which will affect us directly. Basically,  all this article is saying is that any websites that host large amounts of user-generated content, such as the NBN, are responsible for taking down that content if it infringes on copyright. So, if one of our beloved members posts a meme or an image, video, or cuts and pastes any copyrighted material then the NBN would be legally responsible for removing that copyrighted content and liable to pay any related royalties. An earlier version of the amendment also mentions that we would have to 'automate' this process to scan every piece of content uploaded to the forum and stop anything that might violate copyright from being uploaded.

strangely enough I just got an email from Youtube on article 13, basically saying sign this petition against article 13 or lose access to youtube - I guess they are not planning to comply with article 13 then, they will do the same as they have for GDPR and instead of complying, just block the european users.

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No...I still ain't deaded! Although they have been trying hard!

Here's a quick update from Timbo Towers. As many of you know, I've suffered the occasional stroke since 2001. A total of twenty-one so far. The last at the beginning of this year was in a different part of the brain to the usual and was right in the pain centre. If you imagine the worse hangover you've ever had...that's how I've been feeling twenty-four hours a day, every day since February. It can get a bit wearing and had put a dent in my usually sunny disposition. Another bout of pneumonia didn't do me a world of good. But a corner has been turned and I'm glad to say I'm firing on at least two cylinders now, one more than my flaming car, so brace yourselves!

Uncle Mike and Aunty Pat have been keeping their eyes on me, Griff has popped in, Ian rings me up at some gods awful time in the morning to wake me up, Mike rings me in the afternoon during my nap to wake me up and Psychic Surveyor is on night watch for when I've gone past sleep! :default_norty:

In the meantime, I do keep an eye on the forum and Facebook pages, ever watchful for the mention of 'The Great Estuary Theory'!

On 21/11/2018 at 08:46, grendel said:

strangely enough I just got an email from Youtube on article 13, basically saying sign this petition against article 13 or lose access to youtube - I guess they are not planning to comply with article 13 then, they will do the same as they have for GDPR and instead of complying, just block the european users.

I picked up some chatter at the YouTube creator conference. YouTube is doing a lot of 'blowing', however, 'blow' is all they are doing. Behind the scenes, they are making some drastic changes to bring their platform in line with Articles 11, 12a and 13. They have no choice. If they block Europe and UK then another platform will step in and take over and that will be disastrous for YouTube.

 

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...and I still ain't deaded! A happy and prosperous New Year to all! Christmas was a quiet affair here at Timbo Towers. I was excited to see 'Madness' would be performing for New Year's Eve...then cringed every time they went off key. I had my usual moan at the crap music they play to accompany the firework display. The whole of musical history to go at and they come up with computer-generated drivel. Just shows how old I'm getting! Talking of which...

...woke up on New Year's Day to open birthday presents....and thanks for the birthday wishes much appreciated! Warm socks, good wine and fragrances from Creed and Tom Ford to add to my ever-growing collection. I'm not so much slipping into my dotage as running over the cliff of senility shouting 'yippee' on my way down.

My floppy eared ginger nursemaids have earned their dog biscuits over the last few days as I slowly succumbed to another infection. Dylan, number one beagle, is always the first to react and he camped out on my lap for two days before Toby his twin joined in. 'Oh crap!'. Forty-eight hours in bed with the ginger hot water bottles taking it in turn to babysit me. By lunchtime yesterday, I had both of them cuddled up as I shivered and shook although I was burning up. On a normal day, I feel as though I have the worst hangover you can imagine, but yesterday...

Five thirty this morning and I woke up. Toby pottered off to the living room and Dylan climbed off the bed and crawled under it. I checked the obituaries on my phone. Let's face it, if I had carked it in the night there was no way I was making the effort to get out of bed...even if Ian does email me on forum business two hours before dawn...but as my nursemaids had left me to my own devices and the BBC had not reported my demise I got out of bed and put the kettle on.

Old Brown Java coffee freshly ground helped the morning tablets slide down. Annoy Ian on the phone, take Ellie to work, sit in the Tesco carpark to write this missive (without internet at the minute thanks to the cable being cut) and I'm heading back home. SSS then choose today's fragrance. Today I will mostly be wearing...Zadig & Voltaire. Vanilla, incense, grapefruit in the top and sandalwood in the base!

 

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A cold shiver just went down my spine when I saw that Timbo had quoted me on the "depth and speed log" thread. I thought "Oh no, he's going to tell me I got it all wrong and the Romans never did it like that".

Luckily I seem to have got away with it! Happy New Year Timbo, and welcome back!

Did we miss him? Answers on a postcard please. . . . 

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Happy New Year Tim! 

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Happy New Year Timbo,  another 'regeneration' Doctor !!

Hope this year gives you much improved health.

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Yippee, indeed Tim, and I mean that. Happy New Year! Don’t know how I could cope with the Beagle nurses though!

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Timbo, this is my first post in months, so glad to see your on the mend, many happy returns and happy new year.

Cheers

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