The XYY Man

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    The XYY Man reacted to Happy Renting in Old Car Spotting   
    Spotted this hover version of the Rover 45 recently. As many will know, Rover experimented with gas turbine engines from the 1950s onwards. The-jet engined 45 was aimed at the younger market, particularly in Liverpool, as there were no wheels to nick.

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    The XYY Man reacted to Chewing Grass in Old Car Spotting   
    1981 Fiesta 1.1L in Metallic Green.
    Absolutely showroom immaculate but have been treasured by some old dear for years, podgy middle aged bloke driving it.

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    The XYY Man reacted to leonardratso in The number of dosbodders, and the number of the beast   
    this is such an exciting thread, i cant wait to get to the end, i hope its got some sort of modulus 10 check digit at the end to really end it with a bang.
    perhaps interleaved....
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    The XYY Man reacted to MrPin in The number of dosbodders, and the number of the beast   
    Now I have been watching Blaze TV again, and apparently that gherkin building was built by extra terestrials, and contains the Ark of the Covenant. Some claim Masons were involved, but as usual I blame the Bakers.
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    The XYY Man reacted to stokiescum in The number of dosbodders, and the number of the beast   
    I like to boast about import things quim tits and geting drunk everything else is a sideshow 
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    The XYY Man reacted to SNACR in The number of dosbodders, and the number of the beast   
    No, the pairs of lines alone do not create a six

     
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    The XYY Man reacted to sbn in The number of dosbodders, and the number of the beast   
    Im angrier than Osama ISBN Laden!
     
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    The XYY Man reacted to MrPin in The number of dosbodders, and the number of the beast   
    Do you also see Jesus on your toast?
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    The XYY Man reacted to Sucralose Ray Leonard in The number of dosbodders, and the number of the beast   
    Possibly the greatest boast made by anyone on this forum. 
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    The XYY Man reacted to MrPin in The number of dosbodders, and the number of the beast   
    Oh, I don't know. I've seen some excellent ones.
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    The XYY Man reacted to Horrified Onlooker in The number of dosbodders, and the number of the beast   
    In your original post you referred to the number 6. You made no mention of ‘longer lines’ or other non numeric denominators. I posted a picture of the first barcode I encountered, which debunked your theory. You have since persisted despite several other posters with a knowledge of barcodes disagreeing with you.
    If you can divine tone from text, well done. However you do find ad hominem attacks on many threads and from many posters. I suggest that you reflect on that.
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    The XYY Man got a reaction from Virgil Caine in The number of dosbodders, and the number of the beast   
    They don't Carl.
    When I was a technician, I used to set scanners up at work. There are many different types of barcode.
    Also, the human-readable characters are not necessarily contained in the barcode itself.
    As much as everyone on here likes to see SNACky being wrong, he is 100% correct.
    Of course spygirl will be soon come along to make some shit up in your defence...
     
    XYY
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    The XYY Man reacted to Horrified Onlooker in The number of dosbodders, and the number of the beast   
    In the first post you said that all barcodes had a 6 at the beginning, and as you can see, this one doesn’t. I lost interest in the rest of your ramblings, my bad!
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    The XYY Man reacted to Bedrag Justesen in Surround Sound, is it gone?   
    Mono was fine.
    Along came stereo twice as good.
    Quadraphonic twice as good again.
    The ultimate would be having four speakers, even in your car, with an 8-Track cartridge.
    Quadraphonic headphones through two ears.
    Watch films with Dolby Surround through four speakers.
    All is well with the world.
    Where it started to go wrong was the addition of a fifth speaker for centre channel, Dolby Surround Pro-Logic, dedicated dialogue for extra clarity of speech. Where do you place it ? It won't fit on your TV, it won't fit under your TV, it doesn't look right at the side. Let's make it a tiny cube, then it will fit anywhere. Oh but it sounds terrible, really tinny, no bass. Let's make all five speakers tiny cubes, but have a separate big speaker for all the bass. That'll work great.
    Hmm....it sounds rubbish with music.
    Yes it does, but you should buy a separate hI-fi system for playing your music and listen in another room.
    From now on you need two set-ups, one for film and TV, one for music.  Hmm... I'm not sure. I don't have two rooms !
    OK use the 5.1 surround sound system for everything, it won't be proper hi-fi but it's not bad. OK then, but that means I'm paying £2k for 'not bad' when I want the best!
    By the way, you need to update your surround sound system, now you need six little speakers. A centre rear effects channel. OK but it will have to go behind the sofa. Wait, hang on, there's a new format, instead of 6.1, with one centre rear effects channel, you need two centre rear effects channels, it's called 7.1. Oh right, I'll put them behind the sofa.
    What ?
    Now I need ANOTHER pair of centre rear effects channels ? What's that called ? Don't tell me, 9.1 ! Hang on I've seen in the magazines there's something called Dolby Atmos coming out with extra speakers for height channels. You need at least one pair, so that's 11.1, but to do it properly you should buy two pairs, that's 13.1, actually 14.1 because you should fit a front centre height channel.
    Oh and everybody recommends using TWO subwoofers now, one at the front, one at the back, so that's 14.2.
    You'll need to buy a new amplifier to decode the new surround formats, and an additional amplifier to power your 14 speakers.  Your subs have 1200 watts each built-in.  You'll also need a new Blu-ray player to play the new 4k discs.
    Hmm...I'm not sure. Now we have three kids, a dog, and a cat, her indoors is a right fucking pain in the arse about wires and speakers all over the place. We don't buy discs anymore. Mostly we just watch Netflix.
     
    Tell you what mate, fuck it, take it all off my hands as part-exchange for one of those Boss soundbar things, the best one you've got in the shop ! Oh you haven't got a shop, just your front room and a website, and you sell stuff on ebay ? Oh shit, I didn't realise things are that bad. 
    By the way have you got a stylus like this ?
    Don't want to pay more than a fiver though.
    Cheers.
     
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    The XYY Man reacted to SNACR in Old Car Spotting   
    What use is a £30 digital camera, if you shit your pants?
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    The XYY Man got a reaction from Poseidon in Supplements and Vitamin D   
    Do not go to doctors.
    They will always find something "wrong" with you...
     
    XYY
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    The XYY Man got a reaction from Kilham in Old Car Spotting   
    As I explained earlier in the thread, my psychiatrist has told me to get out and do things while I am off work to keep me off the drink. Spotting old cars is keeping me sober.
    So yes, at the moment I have my camera with me most of the time, and Mrs XYY always has her phone on her when I don't have it.
    I also keep a 30 quid digital camera in the glove-box in case of an accident. One or two of my posts at the start of the topic were taken with that.
    There's not much point being on an old car spotting thread unless you can produce pictures or videos.
    Otherwise the thread would be dominated by spygirl making shit up...

     
    XYY
     
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    The XYY Man got a reaction from Kilham in Old Car Spotting   
    Well since you've twisted my arm, I'll show you...

    Ladies and Gentlemen,
    A 1953 Triumph Mayflower, and a 1961 ERF Truck, decked with the livery of the Gestetner Duplicator Company from Tottenham.
    Both road-legal, and I think my best spot ever...
     
     
     
     
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
    To spot, or not to spot - that is the question...

     
    XYY
     
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    The XYY Man got a reaction from SirGaz in Old Car Spotting   
    Well since you've twisted my arm, I'll show you...

    Ladies and Gentlemen,
    A 1953 Triumph Mayflower, and a 1961 ERF Truck, decked with the livery of the Gestetner Duplicator Company from Tottenham.
    Both road-legal, and I think my best spot ever...
     
     
     
     
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
    To spot, or not to spot - that is the question...

     
    XYY
     
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    The XYY Man got a reaction from Kilham in Old Car Spotting   
    It's good to hear from people like yourself. Means it can be done.
    I'll get there. I've danced with the Devil for far too long, simply because I could.
    If you want a textbook functional alchy, that was me for 25 years.
    I've had a good run though, but it can't go on forever. Time to retire un-beaten...

     
    XYY
     
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    The XYY Man got a reaction from SirGaz in Old Car Spotting   
    No proof is needed for those who believe in my hair.
    No proof is enough for those that don't...
     
    XYY
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    The XYY Man got a reaction from Kilham in Old Car Spotting   
    Cheers.
    It's been tricky at times, but the therapist I'm seeing every week that work have paid for is the most unassuming, intelligent and fascinating woman that I have ever had the good fortune to meet.
    She's someone who you wouldn't even notice in a busy room, or on a bus.
    But she's one in a million - and it is as much to her credit as myself.
     
    She'll love seeing my latest old car spots on Saturday - unlike the fickle folk on this thread...
     

    XYY
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    The XYY Man got a reaction from UnconventionalWisdom in One would have to have a heart of stone to read ....   
    Ignore lists are for poofs.
    Real men shout and swear at each other, then go for a pint.
     
    XYY
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    The XYY Man reacted to leonardratso in Old Car Spotting   
    made up? You sure? ivebased my whole life on those stats and stories and now you tell me its all a lie? Fuck this, im off back on my flying saucer to corby.
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    The XYY Man reacted to MrPin in One would have to have a heart of stone to read ....   
    Mr cynic here, I think. If you are broadcasting an opinion, loudly, then its for your benefit , not mine,