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General Discussion / Global warming ?
« on: December 14, 2009, 11:36:11 PM »
Just looking for a simple poll of prevailing oppinion not a big debate , thats happening in other threads.

Original Lister Cs Engines / Original Lister fabricated SOM base ?
« on: September 27, 2009, 08:45:25 PM »
You guy's may or may not be aware that SOM bases were originally cast iron but later were fabricated from carbon steel plate. I have a SOM of each type.  Now manufacturing a replica cast iron base would not be easy or viable but the fabricated base could be replicated without serious difficulty. I could , if it was of any interest , produce a drawing from my fab base SOM. Then Listeroids could be mounted on an original looking base which would accommodate an ST head without too much difficulty.
Although the fabricated base sounds and looks simple from a casual glance , they are in fact quite complicated. Very , very strong though !
Just a thought.  ;)

General Discussion / Lockerbie bomber...
« on: August 20, 2009, 06:24:40 PM »
Just want to say that I'm outraged at the decision to release the Lockerbie 747 terrorist bomber. The Scottish authorities need their heads examined  >:(
He deserves the same compassion that he showed his victims.

General Discussion / Computer wiz needed !!
« on: August 17, 2009, 01:21:00 PM »
Would appreciate the help of any computer experts on a problem I have with my laptop.
Went back to it yesterday after around an hour of watching Moto GP and the display had changed !!  It's difficult to describe but instead of normal colour and tone it's gone like a topographical map !!  The contrast has also increased. It almost looks like a special effect. There were no virus detections during my absence , I've checked all the relevant settings in control panel , there are no reported conflicts , nothing else obvious. It's a 2 year old Philips with Vista Ultimate OS. The fault exists on everything displayed , even video , even this forum , text has also lost resolution. Any idea's ?

General Discussion / software problem !!
« on: August 15, 2009, 05:50:57 PM »
Dear Tech Support,

Last year I upgraded from Boyfriend 5.0 to Husband 1.0 and noticed a
distinct slow down in overall system performance, particularly in the
flower and jewelry applications, which operated flawlessly under Boyfriend 5.0.
In addition, Husband 1.0 uninstalled many other valuable programs, such as
Romance 9.5 and Personal Attention 6.5 and then installed undesirable
programs such as NBA 5.0, NFL 3.0 and Golf Clubs 4.1. Conversation 8.0 no
longer runs, and Housecleaning 2.6 simply crashes the system.
I've tried running Nagging 5.3 to fix these problems, but to no avail.
What can I do?


First keep in mind, Boyfriend 5.0 is an Entertainment Package, while
Husband 1.0 is an operating system. Please enter command:
ithoughtyoulovedme.html and try to download Tears 6.2 and don't forget to
install the Guilt 3.0 update. If that application works as designed,
Husband 1.0 should then automatically run the applications Jewelry 2.0 and Flowers 3.5.

But remember, overuse of the above application can cause Husband 1.0 to
default to Grumpy Silence 2.5, Happy Hour 7.0 or Beer 6.1.
Please note that Beer 6.1 is a very bad program that will download the Snoring Loudly
Beta. Whatever you do, DO NOT install Mother-In-Law 1.0 (it runs a virus
in the background that will eventually seize control of all your system
resources.) Also do not attempt to reinstall Boyfriend 5.0 program. These
are unsupported applications and will crash Husband 1.0.

In summary, Husband 1.0 is a great program, but it does have limited
memory and cannot learn new applications quickly. You might consider
buying additional software to improve memory and performance. We
recommend Cooking 3.0 and Hot Lingerie 7.7.

Good Luck,
Tech Support

General Discussion / Archive or sticky topics ??
« on: July 10, 2009, 01:06:00 PM »
I reckon it would be an idea to archive or sticky the most useful and interesting threads to avoid having to search for stuff everytime we need it ? Would also help new members find the essential basic CS stuff easily. Threads are accumulating at a rapid rate now and it becomes ever more difficult to find what you need. This site is developing an amazing amount of info now and it needs to be properly structured to make the best of it.
Maybe some members could be appointed archivists so that they could add material considered appropriate to the club library ?

General Discussion / US Army Digital camo hat...............
« on: July 01, 2009, 10:41:38 PM »
I want to buy a GENUINE US Army issue bush / boonie / tropical hat. Don't trust ebay sources or any other sellers I can find on the web to supply a GENUINE Army issue type and to be honest I don't know how to tell a genuine one anyway  ::) 

Any of you guys into military stuff and know how to get your hands on the real thing ? 

General Discussion / Heatwave ???
« on: July 01, 2009, 04:38:58 PM »
We're having a heatwave here in the UK , it's around 30 deg C. What constitutes a heatwave in the US ?

General Discussion / The devil knows !!
« on: June 30, 2009, 06:07:52 PM »
An engineer dies and reports to the pearly gates. St.. Peter checks his dossier and says, "Ah, you're an engineer-you're in the wrong place."

So the engineer reports to the gates of hell and is let in.

Satan meets him at the gates of Hell, and says "Wow, you're the first Engineer we've got down here. Let me give you a tour".

On the tour, the Devil points out some things that are broken, and the Engineer offers to try and fix them. Pretty soon, the engineer gets dissatisfied with the level of comfort in hell, and starts designing and building improvements.

After a while, they've got air conditioning and flush toilets and escalators, and the engineer is a pretty popular guy.

One day God calls Satan up on the telephone and says with a sneer, "So, how's it going down there in hell?"

Satan replies, "Hey, things are going great. We've got air conditioning and flush toilets and escalators, and there's no telling what this engineer is going to come up with next."

God replies, "What??? You've got an engineer? That's a mistake! He should never have gotten down there; send him up here."

Satan says, "No way. I like having an engineer on the staff, and I'm keeping him."

God says, "Send him back up here or I'll sue."

Satan laughs uproariously and answers, "Yeah, right. And just where are YOU going to get a lawyer?"

General Discussion / Engineer V Lawyer.................
« on: June 30, 2009, 06:06:09 PM »
Three lawyers and three engineers are traveling by train to a conference. At
the station, the three lawyers each buy
tickets and watch as the three engineers buy only a single ticket.
How are three people going to travel on only one ticket?" asked one of the
three lawyers.
"Watch and you'll see," answers one of the engineers.
They all board the train. The lawyers take their respective seats but all
three engineers cram into a restroom and close
the door behind them. Shortly after the train has departed, the conductor
comes around collecting tickets. He knocks on
the restroom door and says, "Ticket, please."
The door opens just a crack and a single arm emerges with a ticket in hand.
The conductor takes it and moves on.
The lawyers saw this and agreed it was quite a clever idea. So after the
conference, the lawyers decide to copy the
engineers on the return trip and save some money. When they get to the
station, they buy a single ticket for the return
trip. To their astonishment, the engineers don't buy a ticket at all.
How are you going to travel without a ticket," asks one perplexed lawyer.
"Watch and you'll see," says one of the engineers.
When they board the train the three lawyers cram into a restroom and the
three engineers cram into another one nearby.
The train departs.
Shortly afterward, one of the engineers leaves his restroom and walks over
to the restroom where the lawyers are
hiding. He knocks on the door and says, "Ticket, please."

General Discussion / Micheal Jackson..........
« on: June 26, 2009, 11:32:52 AM »
Dunno if there are any of his fans on here and although I'm no particular fan it was still a big shock to hear of his death this morning. Don't think there are many who would deny he was a huge talent , I find this a sad and premature demise for the guy. RIP Micheal.

General Discussion / Understanding the engineer breed !!!
« on: June 22, 2009, 01:16:58 PM »
Understanding Engineers - One

Two engineering students were walking across a university campus when one said, "Where did you get such a great bike?"
The second engineer replied, "Well, I was walking along yesterday,minding my own business, when a beautiful woman rode up on this bike, threw it to the ground, took off all her clothes and said,
"Take what you want."
The first engineer nodded approvingly and said, "Good choice; the clothes probably wouldn't have fitted you anyway."

Understanding Engineers - Two

To the optimist, the glass is half full. To the pessimist, the glass is half empty. To the engineer, the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.

Understanding Engineers - Three

A priest, a doctor, and an engineer were waiting one morning for a particularly slow group of golfers. The engineer fumed, "What's with those guys? We must have been waiting for fifteen minutes!"
The doctor chimed in, "I don't know, but I've never seen such inept golf!"
The priest said, "Here comes the green-keeper. Let's have a word with him."
He said, "Hello George, what's wrong with that group ahead of us? They're rather slow, aren't they?"
The green-keeper replied, "Oh, yes. That's a group of blind firemen. They lost their sight saving our clubhouse from a fire last year, so we always let them play for free anytime."
The group fell silent for a moment. The priest said, "That's so sad. I think I will say a special prayer for them tonight."
The doctor said, "Good idea. I'm going to contact my ophthalmologist colleague and see if there's anything he can do for them."
The engineer said, "Why can't they play at night?"

Understanding Engineers - Four

What is the difference between mechanical engineers and civil engineers?
Mechanical engineers build weapons and civil engineers build targets.

Understanding Engineers - Five

The graduate with a science degree asks," Why does it work?"
The graduate with an engineering degree asks, "How does it work?"
The graduate with an accounting degree asks, "How much will it cost?"
The graduate with an arts degree asks, "Do you want fries with that?"

Understanding Engineers - Six

Three engineering students were gathered together discussing who must have designed the human body.
One said, "It was a mechanical engineer. Just look at all the joints."
Another said, "No, it was an electrical engineer. The nervous system has many thousands of electrical connections."
The last one said, "No, actually it had to have been a civil engineer.
Who else would run a toxic waste pipeline through a recreational area?"

Understanding Engineers - Seven

Normal people believe that if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Engineers believe that if it ain't broke, it doesn't have enough features yet.

Understanding Engineers - Eight

An engineer was crossing a road one day, when a frog called out to him and said, "If you kiss me, I'll turn into a beautiful princess."
He bent over, picked up the frog and put it in his pocket.
The frog spoke up again and said, "If you kiss me I'll turn back into a beautiful princess and stay with you for one week."
The engineer took the frog out of his pocket, smiled at it and returned it to the pocket.
The frog then cried out, "If you kiss me and turn me back into a princess, I'll stay with you for one week and do ANYTHING you want."
Again, the engineer took the frog out, smiled at it and put it back into his pocket. Finally, the frog asked, "What is the matter? I've told you I'm a beautiful princess and that I'll stay with you for one week and do anything you want. Why won't you kiss me?"
The engineer said, "Look, I'm an engineer. I don't have time for a girlfriend, but a talking frog, now that's cool."

Just picked up a genuine Lister manual for SOM sets dated 1969 covering 6/1 & 8/1 sets. There is a comment stating that the radiator cooled versions are rated at 5% less output at the generator then the tank cooled version. Must be that the 70 gallon tank cooled version has more heat removal capacity than the rad version.

General Discussion / GM bankruptcy !!!
« on: June 01, 2009, 10:37:59 AM »
Just heard the news here in the UK of GM filing for bankruptcy ! That is truly shocking ! Out of all the bad news during this global financial crisis that has had more impact with me than anything else. I'm aware that they were in BIG trouble and this was almost expected but to actually hear of the one time biggest auto manufacturer in the world collapsing into a worker / government coop is epic !!

Whats the mood over there guys ?

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