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Auntie Doris

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quote:
Originally posted by Auntie Doris:
Hello poppets,

So I came in to offer my once a year post on the Celebrity Death Pool to find there are changes afoot.

When is the new ship likely to be launched?

Auntie Doris x



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Rossweisse

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I'm still hoping that someone will share the subject line and location of the civil war thread. Thanks!

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Alan Cresswell

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It's the former Heaven thread in Limbo, Future History of the Ship

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Rossweisse

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Thank you, Alan. (I thought it was recent; instead, it's a true blast from the past.)

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Schroedinger's cat

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Auntie Doris - it was supposed to be this month, but seems likely to be sometime in January.

Apparently, there is a lot of caulking to be finished - the original team were people who claimed that immigrants were taking their jobs, so they had to do the jobs the immigrants used to do. They were rubbish, so now the crew have some Polish workers to do it better*.


*This is all made up. I have no idea what the delay is.

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Hazey*Jane

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quote:
Originally posted by Marvin the Martian:
You can use the Shipyard site (linked in the OP) for that.

Thanks! Hadn't revisted that since it was originally mentioned. My bad.
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quote:
Originally posted by Auntie Doris:
quote:
Originally posted by Auntie Doris:
Hello poppets,

So I came in to offer my once a year post on the Celebrity Death Pool to find there are changes afoot.

When is the new ship likely to be launched?

Auntie Doris x


Brethren, be sober, be vigilant, for you know neither the day nor the hour....

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The Rogue
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At work we have just moved from a DOS-based system to something more up to date and now the Ship is changing from Ancient to Modern, too. Will there be anything old-school left?

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Schroedinger's cat

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If it helps, the software we provide at work is older than the ship software.

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The Rogue
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The system at work we have just junked was older than our newest employee.

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Brenda Clough
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At my workplace I believe our database is on a system created when Nixon was president.

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balaam

Making an ass of myself
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Where I worked until earlier this year, a bank, we accessed archive material through DOS which was command line driven.

This is part of the reason I will not do on=line banking.

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balaam

Making an ass of myself
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The reasons* for the delay:

The excess money was used for a techy booze up. They will not be sober until mid February.

Insufficient gopher wood could be obtained to build a ship 300 cubits by 50 cubits by 30 cubits.

Slow drying paint was used, it will not be dry until April.

The Mystery Worshipper plans were in Imperial and the rest of the ship in metric, they cannot be fitted together.

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Gill H

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Evidently they are waiting for me to hit 10,000 posts.

Don't hold your breath...

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churchgeek

Have candles, will pray
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quote:
Originally posted by balaam:
The reasons* for the delay:

The excess money was used for a techy booze up. They will not be sober until mid February.

Insufficient gopher wood could be obtained to build a ship 300 cubits by 50 cubits by 30 cubits.

Slow drying paint was used, it will not be dry until April.

The Mystery Worshipper plans were in Imperial and the rest of the ship in metric, they cannot be fitted together.

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*Some of these reasons may be fibs.

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Brenda Clough
Shipmate
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Should we start a new poll then?

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Boogie

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quote:
Originally posted by Brenda Clough:
Should we start a new poll then?

Yes - and include a 'sometime, who knows' option.

🤔😜

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Chorister

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I expect the control team are waiting for the bottle of water to turn into champagne. You can't have a ship launch without it.

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Baptist Trainfan
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Couldn't they just use Prosecco? Or would doing that curse the vessel at its very launch?
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Sioni Sais
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quote:
Originally posted by Baptist Trainfan:
Couldn't they just use Prosecco? Or would doing that curse the vessel at its very launch?

Use that vile liquid and I flounce. Promise.
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Adeodatus
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quote:
Originally posted by Chorister:
I expect the control team are waiting for the bottle of water to turn into champagne. You can't have a ship launch without it.

There’s a sale on at our local Oddbins. I’d provide a bottle, but for some reason those flimsy corks pop as soon as the bottles have been in my fridge for an hour. After that, drinking it is a sort of salvage operation. I hate food waste!

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churchgeek

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quote:
Originally posted by Sioni Sais:
quote:
Originally posted by Baptist Trainfan:
Couldn't they just use Prosecco? Or would doing that curse the vessel at its very launch?

Use that vile liquid and I flounce. Promise.
Is there really a difference between Prosecco and Champagne? I thought it was just where they were produced.

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marsupial.
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To shorten a long story:

Decanter article

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Rossweisse

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Thank you, marsupial. I learned something.

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marsupial.
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A seasonally appropriate tangent. [Smile]
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Huia
Shipmate
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quote:
Originally posted by balaam:
The reasons* for the delay:

The excess money was used for a techy booze up. They will not be sober until mid February.

Insufficient gopher wood could be obtained to build a ship 300 cubits by 50 cubits by 30 cubits.

Slow drying paint was used, it will not be dry until April.

The Mystery Worshipper plans were in Imperial and the rest of the ship in metric, they cannot be fitted together.

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*Some of these reasons may be fibs.

You're good at this - which Government Ministry are you the spokesperson for? [Paranoid]

Huia

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Golden Key
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H/As--

Would someone please confirm that this (from pg. 7) has been seen? Thx.

quote:
Originally posted by Golden Key:
{Apologies if this was already covered.}

May I make a suggestion? Could you send an e-mail out to all Shipmates*, briefly explaining what's going on?

Susan knew nothing, until a few days ago. There may be others. There are probably lots of formerly active Shipmates who would want to know.

*Or should that just be Shipmates who've ever posted? Otherwise, we might suddenly get an influx of thousands of the non-posting apprentices.
[Paranoid]

FWIW. Thx.

And jacobsen followed up with:

quote:
Like me. I've been away, out of contact and don't know what to do to survive the transition
[Help]



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RooK

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Confirmed, Golden Key. Emailing active members with notification and registration instructions is part of the plan. Mind you, I personally am advocating for having the boarding instructions live in the Styx first - to give advance priority to those actually paying attention.
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Jack o' the Green
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That seems fair. It's also a way of controlling the speed of a large influx of people onto the new boards (assuming of course that such control would be beneficial).
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balaam

Making an ass of myself
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quote:
Originally posted by marsupial.:
To shorten a long story:

Decanter article

Prosecco is sweet cheap rubbish, Champagne is heartburn-in-a-glass. Drink cava, you can get a good one for under £15 (avoid the Supermarket under £10 stuff).

PS: It is not pronounced Cah-vuh. it is Ca-buh, short a as in cat.

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Light User
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As a daily lurker, but only an occasional poster, I just wanted to thank the people who are making this happen and to wish them every success in their mission. This forum does mean a lot to me, even if my contribution is negligible.

By the way, I can't seem to find the thread about The Archers? I think I might have something to say on the subject.

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Curiosity killed ...

Ship's Mug
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We had a thread rewriting the Archers that started in February 2016 and ran until the September. It is now in Oblivion. Is that what you meant?

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Kelly Alves

Bunny with an axe
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quote:
Originally posted by balaam:
quote:
Originally posted by marsupial.:
To shorten a long story:

Decanter article

Prosecco is sweet cheap rubbish, Champagne is heartburn-in-a-glass. Drink cava, you can get a good one for under £15 (avoid the Supermarket under £10 stuff).

PS: It is not pronounced Cah-vuh. it is Ca-buh, short a as in cat.

Agreed! Bear in mind, though, that cava will knpck you on your ass.

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balaam

Making an ass of myself
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quote:
Originally posted by Kelly Alves:
Bear in mind, though, that cava will knpck you on your ass.

I know, hence the avatar. Judging by the spelling, you have been partaking a little too.

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Light User
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quote:
Originally posted by Curiosity killed ...:
We had a thread rewriting the Archers that started in February 2016 and ran until the September. It is now in Oblivion. Is that what you meant?

Ah yes, that was the one, thank you. For some reason I thought it was active more recently than that. Anyway, it can wait until the next Archers thread.

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Eutychus
From the edge
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quote:
Originally posted by Light User:
As a daily lurker, but only an occasional poster

As of now you have 49 posts. Watch out or you'll make Shipmate before the transition!

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Rossweisse

High Church Valkyrie
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Go for it, Light User!

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Chamois
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I thought of trying to go for 1000 posts before the re-launch. But I've decided to hold fire.

Watching with interest to see what happens...........

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Brenda Clough
Shipmate
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If the New Ship is -very- delayed, like the end of 2018, we may all of us have plenty of time.

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RooK

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quote:
Originally said to me by pease:
time is an illusion, and deadlines, the glamorous assistants...


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balaam

Making an ass of myself
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:Sigh:

Another false alarm.

Everytime I see RooK's name in Styx i get all excited.

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Rossweisse

High Church Valkyrie
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quote:
Originally posted by balaam:
...Everytime I see RooK's name in Styx i get all excited.

I know.

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RooK

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Tell me more about that.
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Alan Cresswell

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His ego is big enough already. Don't make his head explode.

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lilBuddha
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quote:
Originally posted by Alan Cresswell:
His ego is big enough already. Don't make his head explode.

Either one

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RooK

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Shut up cockblockers, I'm anxiously awaiting Ross' response.
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lilBuddha
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quote:
Originally posted by RooK:
Shut up cockblockers, I'm anxiously awaiting Ross' response.

Wow. Only two, small words constitute a block...

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Lamb Chopped
Ship's kebab
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Amazing what they can do in vasectomies nowadays.

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mousethief

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quote:
Originally posted by Lamb Chopped:
Amazing what they can do in vasectomies nowadays.

[Killing me]

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RooK

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quote:
Originally posted by lilBuddha:
Only two, small words constitute a block...

Not words; people. Small people.
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