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Phil the Bear
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Get out the old Walker Brothers album with 'My Ship is Coming In'...

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Nicolemr
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There's always Come Sail Away by Styx. Or is that too 70s?

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Alan Cresswell

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Is it possible to be too 70s?

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Eutychus
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Not according to my YouTube random playlist based on my previous choices.

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RooK

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quote:
Originally posted by Alan Cresswell:
Is it possible to be too 70s?

Has anyone else noted the disturbing similarities between Alan and Homer Simpson? Bald, odd skin colour, does "nuclear stuff" professionally, drinks beer, and now affinity for 70's music...
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Rossweisse

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quote:
Originally posted by Alan Cresswell:
Is it possible to be too 70s?

Is that a rhetorical question? (If not, the answer is "Absolutely.")

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MaryLouise
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quote:
Originally posted by Alan Cresswell:
Is it possible to be too 70s?

For some of us ANY '70s is too '70s. *shudders*

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Gill H

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A ship playlist, how exciting!

Maybe The Irish Rover would be a good place to start.

Or World Party's

Ship of Fools

Or indeed Erasure's song of the same name

Ship of Fools

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Eutychus
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Well I suppose Sailing for all those 70s haters is a must...

[ETA Duchess used to have the World Party one in her sig]

[ 03. February 2018, 07:05: Message edited by: Eutychus ]

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Pants

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quote:
Originally posted by RooK:
quote:
Originally posted by Alan Cresswell:
Is it possible to be too 70s?

Has anyone else noted the disturbing similarities between Alan and Homer Simpson? Bald, odd skin colour, does "nuclear stuff" professionally, drinks beer, and now affinity for 70's music...
[Killing me]

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Hedgehog

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If we are listing appropriate songs, then surely Gordon Lightfoot's "Christian Island" should be in the running.

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"We must regain the conviction that we need one another, that we have a shared responsibility for others and the world, and that being good and decent are worth it."--Pope Francis, Laudato Si'

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Oscar the Grouch

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Did no-one pick the Titanic reference??

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Huia
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I did Oscar and my laughter startled the cat.

She is now outside sulking in the dark.

Huia

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Curiosity killed ...

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I did Oscar - it started playing this as an earworm - part of the soundtrack of my teenage years. I even saw him live the last time he was in the UK - at the Rainbow in Finsbury Park.

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Mugs - Keep the Ship afloat

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luvanddaisies

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We could have a launch party in the cafe - maybe there could be a Ship playlist on Spotify that we could all play in the background while we’re there?

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Curiosity killed ...

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Café? What café? I refer you to this post from 23 November 2017.

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Mugs - Keep the Ship afloat

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Sioni Sais
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quote:
Originally posted by Marvin the Martian:
quote:
Originally posted by fletcher christian:
Will there be a Ship Cafe or has that been abandoned?

I'm not aware of any current plans to reinstate the café.
Other social media sites might be suitable, but I'm not going to suggest one, I value my neck.

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luvanddaisies

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quote:
Originally posted by Curiosity killed ...:
Café? What café? I refer you to this post from 23 November 2017.

Ah. I didn’t know.
Back in the day I tried it a few times, but I must have always picked the dead hours and rarely met anybody there.

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jacobsen

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Are we nearly at the point where a new private board could be requested?

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Beauty fades, dumb is forever-Judge Judy
The man who made time, made plenty.

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Chorister

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Sounds just like my kids were and grandchildren are now:

"Are we nearly there yet?"

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Alan Cresswell

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And, as every parent or grandparent has said ... "it won't be long now".

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Eutychus
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Perhaps everyone should start telling Simon they need a wee [Devil]

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The Rogue
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The phenomenon is not new. In 1839 Johann Hinrich Wichern was running a mission school and invented the advent wreath as a countdown to Christmas because the children kept asking if they were nearly there yet.

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If everyone starts thinking outside the box does outside the box come back inside?

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Amanda B. Reckondwythe

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Testing of Mystery Worship is in process and going well so far. A glitch or two to be ironed out, but hey, we're human.

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Barnabas62
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It's software, guys! Being tailored by a small team on a titchy budget. We'll get there.

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Who is it that you seek? How then shall we live? How shall we sing the Lord's song in a strange land?

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Boogie

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quote:
Originally posted by Alan Cresswell:
And, as every parent or grandparent has said ... "it won't be long now".

Mine always said ‘just round the next corner’. It never was!

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lilBuddha
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quote:
Originally posted by Barnabas62:
It's software, guys! Being tailored by a small team on a titchy budget. We'll get there.

Pedantically noting that it were a large team on a large budget, it still wouldn't be ready.
In reality, it has not been overlong yet.
It is just that we want our shiny now!

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If it's not here soon, I might be done
No it won't be too soon 'til I say goodnight moon

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Alan Cresswell

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quote:
Originally posted by Boogie:
quote:
Originally posted by Alan Cresswell:
And, as every parent or grandparent has said ... "it won't be long now".

Mine always said ‘just round the next corner’. It never was!
The nature of parenthood. Tell your kids to be truthful and then when asked "are we nearly there?" and ....

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Barnabas62
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quote:
Originally posted by lilBuddha:
quote:
Originally posted by Barnabas62:
It's software, guys! Being tailored by a small team on a titchy budget. We'll get there.

Pedantically noting that it were a large team on a large budget, it still wouldn't be ready.

Ah! You must know the three laws of projects.

1. They always take longer than you think.
2. They always cost more than you think.
3. They always do less than you think.

[ 11. February 2018, 17:22: Message edited by: Barnabas62 ]

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Pigwidgeon

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There are several things in my life right now that are changing not-necessarily-for-the better, so I'm quite content to wait patiently for the new Ship. I'd rather wait and have it all go o.k. than launch it too soon and have the glitches come to the surface afterwards.

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The Rogue
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And the law of engineers and programmers:

Complete the project quickly but make it look as though you are struggling and then pull it out of the bag just before the deadline.

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The Rogue
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By the way am I the only person who keeps coming back to the Styx several times a day just to see if it has happened yet so that I can be among the first to sign up?

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jacobsen

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quote:
Originally posted by The Rogue:
And the law of engineers and programmers:

Complete the project quickly but make it look as though you are struggling and then pull it out of the bag just before the deadline.

And discover that there were a couple of glitches you hadn't thought of....

We can wait. At least, for the moment.

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Beauty fades, dumb is forever-Judge Judy
The man who made time, made plenty.

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Stercus Tauri
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quote:
Originally posted by The Rogue:
And the law of engineers and programmers:

Complete the project quickly but make it look as though you are struggling and then pull it out of the bag just before the deadline.

How dare you?! That's supposed to be a secret!

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Gill H

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Didn’t Scotty fess up to this method in one of the Star Trek films?

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Alan Cresswell

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Multiply repair estimates by a factor of four

[ 11. February 2018, 22:02: Message edited by: Alan Cresswell ]

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jacobsen

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A wise habit.

(I have to confess that doing the Hokey-Cokey at this time of day and when I've not even posted a previous comment to lay me open the flood control is A BIT MUCH. It opens the way to adding a complaint to my post just to pass the time.)

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Beauty fades, dumb is forever-Judge Judy
The man who made time, made plenty.

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Chorister

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quote:
Originally posted by Stercus Tauri:
quote:
Originally posted by The Rogue:
And the law of engineers and programmers:

Complete the project quickly but make it look as though you are struggling and then pull it out of the bag just before the deadline.

How dare you?! That's supposed to be a secret!
Who nicked my undergrad essay writing ploy? Until now I thought it was all my own. Is nothing sacred?

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Sioni Sais
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quote:
Originally posted by jacobsen:
quote:
Originally posted by The Rogue:
And the law of engineers and programmers:

Complete the project quickly but make it look as though you are struggling and then pull it out of the bag just before the deadline.

And discover that there were a couple of glitches you hadn't thought of....

We can wait. At least, for the moment.

You have forgotten those who test products and systems. I did hear of a project manager who paid bonuses to testers for finding errors, so they told programmers to put errors into code, then split the bonus.

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Alan Cresswell

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At least testers sometimes report bugs. It can be infuriating when they spot bugs and don't report them. We once supplied some equipment for evaluation, which included paying for support (training plus two weeks of my time for debugging since it was an application different from what you designed it for we figured any bugs would be more noticeable). Our problem was they wrote a report a few months after the evaluation, which they classified as restricted, and it took us 18 months to get clearance to read it. A few weeks after delivery they spotted a bug in my code, that from the brief description in the report took me about half an hour to locate and fix.

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Lyda*Rose

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quote:
Originally posted by Chorister:
quote:
Originally posted by Stercus Tauri:
quote:
Originally posted by The Rogue:
And the law of engineers and programmers:

Complete the project quickly but make it look as though you are struggling and then pull it out of the bag just before the deadline.

How dare you?! That's supposed to be a secret!
Who nicked my undergrad essay writing ploy? Until now I thought it was all my own. Is nothing sacred?
The sad thing for me was that it wasn't a ploy. [Hot and Hormonal]

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Schroedinger's cat

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It is the the holy trinity of software development:

Cheap; on time; good.

Choose any two to get. We are getting it cheap (because of the incredible work so many are doing for free); we want it good (and, I can say, it is looking fantastic), so it will not be on time.

Every software project wants all three, but you can only have 2. At the most. I have worked on too many that only deliver one.

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Chorister

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Like Christmas and Easter it will be all the better for waiting. 40 days and 40 nights, perhaps???

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Golden Key
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quote:
Originally posted by Chorister:
quote:
Originally posted by Stercus Tauri:
quote:
Originally posted by The Rogue:
And the law of engineers and programmers:

Complete the project quickly but make it look as though you are struggling and then pull it out of the bag just before the deadline.

How dare you?! That's supposed to be a secret!
Who nicked my undergrad essay writing ploy? Until now I thought it was all my own. Is nothing sacred?
It's also handy to write and use basically the same essay for two different classes in one term. Sometimes, you can find/create a connection between the topics of two different classes. Then just adapt each slightly. Much easier now, because computers.

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Dark Knight

Super Zero
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quote:
Originally posted by Golden Key:
quote:
Originally posted by Chorister:
quote:
Originally posted by Stercus Tauri:
quote:
Originally posted by The Rogue:
And the law of engineers and programmers:

Complete the project quickly but make it look as though you are struggling and then pull it out of the bag just before the deadline.

How dare you?! That's supposed to be a secret!
Who nicked my undergrad essay writing ploy? Until now I thought it was all my own. Is nothing sacred?
It's also handy to write and use basically the same essay for two different classes in one term. Sometimes, you can find/create a connection between the topics of two different classes. Then just adapt each slightly. Much easier now, because computers.
Much harder now, because computers. Urkund, Turnitin, or any of the other plagiarism software will pick that up in a heartbeat.

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Wronger than a drooling idiot on stupid juice - but I understand his argument.
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Love is as strong as death (Song of Solomon 8:6).

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basso

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quote:
Originally posted by Chorister:
Like Christmas and Easter it will be all the better for waiting. 40 days and 40 nights, perhaps???

I think (hope!) that it's too late to ask the groundhog for an opinion.
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Gee D
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There used be a function that quickly showed your recent posts, making it easy to check how the discussion was going. That seems to have dropped. Is there any possibility of re-instating it?

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Eutychus
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Click on your post count.

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Let's remember that we are to build the Kingdom of God, not drive people away - pastor Frank Pomeroy

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Alan Cresswell

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Currently, you can see your most recent posts (or someone elses recent posts) by clicking the post count under any post - there's a longer route via the directory.

The new software will have quick links to any threads you've started. There's also a notification feature which gives you choices of getting told when someone replies to one of your posts (or otherwise mentions you), posts on a thread you've posted on etc (you can choose what notifications to receive). Access to profiles is quite simple, and that includes a link to recent posts, not quite as simple as clicking on post count but pretty easy.

I'm pretty sure we won't be changing any of those features in the final snagging.

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Don't cling to a mistake just because you spent a lot of time making it.

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The Phantom Flan Flinger
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quote:
Originally posted by The Rogue:
By the way am I the only person who keeps coming back to the Styx several times a day just to see if it has happened yet so that I can be among the first to sign up?

No [Hot and Hormonal]
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