Dave Bloke

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    Dave Bloke got a reaction from Battenberg in The pain of EBay   
    God, I had that with my mom when my dad died. A house full of "priceless antiquities Dave!" she told me "pennies in the pound, that's what you want to sell them for" ... "you are only after my money" etc.
    She did have some nice furniture but I told my mom everyone just goes to Ikea, no one has room for a 19th century oak sideboard. I probably spent a month clearing what I could (ie taking to the dump until they banned me) and my mom tried to garage sale a lot for "pennies in the pound" as she said again. Due to blowing all her retirement money in a 10 year spending spree she had to move out of her big house into a granny flat but she still insisted in moving all her furniture to my uncles garage costing thousands in removal feed only to find all the antiques were eventually worth less than what it cost to move the stuff. My dad was a hoarder but they'd progressively moved to bigger houses as his crap overflowed the old premises. The last house, out in the sticks, had outbuildings and I was shocked to find them full... and mum's bank account (which had had 400K in from a house sale) empty. One of the out buildings had 3 sit on mowers that I had a lot of trouble to sell. They also had built a swimming pool that contained green, stagnant water - although nothing that industrial levels of bleech couldn't fix - hope the new owners tested the pH before taking a plunge....

    anyway I resolved not to ever have my son in the same situation and the missus and I have been getting rid of stuff like we're going to be plucked off the embassy roof in Saigon.
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    Dave Bloke reacted to sleepwello'nights in The pain of EBay   
    Hmm, I must get round to clearing some of the stuff I’ve accumulated. 
    There was a chap who lived just down the road who died a year or so ago. Late 50s I think. He had a heart attack I was told.  
    His brother cleared his house. A skip was put outside and was filled with his possessions. It made me think we spend our lives accumulating stuff. At the end of the day it’s someone else’s problem to dispose of. Sad. 
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    Dave Bloke got a reaction from The Idiocrat in The pain of EBay   
    God, I had that with my mom when my dad died. A house full of "priceless antiquities Dave!" she told me "pennies in the pound, that's what you want to sell them for" ... "you are only after my money" etc.
    She did have some nice furniture but I told my mom everyone just goes to Ikea, no one has room for a 19th century oak sideboard. I probably spent a month clearing what I could (ie taking to the dump until they banned me) and my mom tried to garage sale a lot for "pennies in the pound" as she said again. Due to blowing all her retirement money in a 10 year spending spree she had to move out of her big house into a granny flat but she still insisted in moving all her furniture to my uncles garage costing thousands in removal feed only to find all the antiques were eventually worth less than what it cost to move the stuff. My dad was a hoarder but they'd progressively moved to bigger houses as his crap overflowed the old premises. The last house, out in the sticks, had outbuildings and I was shocked to find them full... and mum's bank account (which had had 400K in from a house sale) empty. One of the out buildings had 3 sit on mowers that I had a lot of trouble to sell. They also had built a swimming pool that contained green, stagnant water - although nothing that industrial levels of bleech couldn't fix - hope the new owners tested the pH before taking a plunge....

    anyway I resolved not to ever have my son in the same situation and the missus and I have been getting rid of stuff like we're going to be plucked off the embassy roof in Saigon.
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    Dave Bloke got a reaction from TheBlueCat in The pain of EBay   
    God, I had that with my mom when my dad died. A house full of "priceless antiquities Dave!" she told me "pennies in the pound, that's what you want to sell them for" ... "you are only after my money" etc.
    She did have some nice furniture but I told my mom everyone just goes to Ikea, no one has room for a 19th century oak sideboard. I probably spent a month clearing what I could (ie taking to the dump until they banned me) and my mom tried to garage sale a lot for "pennies in the pound" as she said again. Due to blowing all her retirement money in a 10 year spending spree she had to move out of her big house into a granny flat but she still insisted in moving all her furniture to my uncles garage costing thousands in removal feed only to find all the antiques were eventually worth less than what it cost to move the stuff. My dad was a hoarder but they'd progressively moved to bigger houses as his crap overflowed the old premises. The last house, out in the sticks, had outbuildings and I was shocked to find them full... and mum's bank account (which had had 400K in from a house sale) empty. One of the out buildings had 3 sit on mowers that I had a lot of trouble to sell. They also had built a swimming pool that contained green, stagnant water - although nothing that industrial levels of bleech couldn't fix - hope the new owners tested the pH before taking a plunge....

    anyway I resolved not to ever have my son in the same situation and the missus and I have been getting rid of stuff like we're going to be plucked off the embassy roof in Saigon.
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    Dave Bloke got a reaction from Van Lady in The pain of EBay   
    God, I had that with my mom when my dad died. A house full of "priceless antiquities Dave!" she told me "pennies in the pound, that's what you want to sell them for" ... "you are only after my money" etc.
    She did have some nice furniture but I told my mom everyone just goes to Ikea, no one has room for a 19th century oak sideboard. I probably spent a month clearing what I could (ie taking to the dump until they banned me) and my mom tried to garage sale a lot for "pennies in the pound" as she said again. Due to blowing all her retirement money in a 10 year spending spree she had to move out of her big house into a granny flat but she still insisted in moving all her furniture to my uncles garage costing thousands in removal feed only to find all the antiques were eventually worth less than what it cost to move the stuff. My dad was a hoarder but they'd progressively moved to bigger houses as his crap overflowed the old premises. The last house, out in the sticks, had outbuildings and I was shocked to find them full... and mum's bank account (which had had 400K in from a house sale) empty. One of the out buildings had 3 sit on mowers that I had a lot of trouble to sell. They also had built a swimming pool that contained green, stagnant water - although nothing that industrial levels of bleech couldn't fix - hope the new owners tested the pH before taking a plunge....

    anyway I resolved not to ever have my son in the same situation and the missus and I have been getting rid of stuff like we're going to be plucked off the embassy roof in Saigon.
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    Dave Bloke got a reaction from Soft lad in Retire at 75   
    My dad did physical work up until the day he died at 78, so it is possible if you are physically very strong. He looked like he had very  bad circulation in the months before he died in his legs but he was still shifting huge back of cement and bricks and stuff.
    We've also got old boys working for the business I work for who are late sixties, early seventies doing cobol to maintain banking applications written before man walked on the moon. I wouldn't fancy it myself but I'm getting on a bit too and I don't fancy doing full stack development and all that shit in 10 or 20 years time. We've got guys a couple of years older than me going off on early retirement and I've got a cousin on london underground whose just retired at 54!
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    Dave Bloke got a reaction from Hail the Tripod in After 40 years they have suddenly found out that outsourcing is neither cheaper or better   
    I've had that conversation back when I still gave a fuck. "Ok can you take this task you want to outsource and get someone in the next room to do it? If they are doing it now why is it failing?" - If you can't answer those how do you expect some external organisation, particularly if it is offshore, to perform the task?
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    Dave Bloke reacted to Virgil Caine in Owen Jones   
    Minor street altercation at chucking out time from pub.
    No injuries requiring hospital treatment 
    Only in the world of people like Owen Jones would this be a front page story with supposedly deep political ramifications.
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    Dave Bloke got a reaction from whocares in Owen Jones   
    No evidence of "far right groups" in the reports so far. Maybe just people who can't stand the odious shit or maybe he was being leery - he's got form for that.
    Not that I condone violence.
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    Dave Bloke reacted to Soft lad in Owen Jones   
    Could it have been a domestic?
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    Dave Bloke got a reaction from RWJ in Python   
    yes it is very good for that kind of thing and has some ai packages, basically it is the Fortran for scientific folk, and the perl for sysadmins
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    Dave Bloke got a reaction from whocares in Owen Jones   
    Add Polly Toynbee to the list of BBC deadbeats who like listening to the sound of their own voices. Polly has been living off her family's reputation without having done much herself. She's part of the So-Called BBC left wing mafia.
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    Dave Bloke got a reaction from Kurt Barlow in Ethnic breakdown across europe   
    I stopped for some Romanian gypos who seemed to have broken down once but it seemed to be a scam but so complicated that you'd have to be super intelligent to fall for it. The guy was at the top of a hill and claimed to have run out of petrol, I told him there was a garage at the bottom of the hill where he could get petrol and he could roll down but he wanted to go up to another garage which I knew was closed. I left him to it then called the police to let them know something fishy was going on.
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    Dave Bloke got a reaction from null; in Greta   
    Joan was a mascot, she had no operational control of the army. Think of her as a middle ages pom pom girl
    Hal was a prince of the line and as such the kings representative in the army. They had adults for the day to day running of the army and tactics. Admittedly he suffered a horrific injury when he removed his helmet and got an arrow in his cheek that wedge against his spine.
    None of the figures Dan is citing were operating in today's complex world, they were going around killing people.
    He really is the halfwit he appears to be.
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    Dave Bloke got a reaction from the gardener in Greta   
    Joan was a mascot, she had no operational control of the army. Think of her as a middle ages pom pom girl
    Hal was a prince of the line and as such the kings representative in the army. They had adults for the day to day running of the army and tactics. Admittedly he suffered a horrific injury when he removed his helmet and got an arrow in his cheek that wedge against his spine.
    None of the figures Dan is citing were operating in today's complex world, they were going around killing people.
    He really is the halfwit he appears to be.
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    Dave Bloke got a reaction from Frank Hovis in Greta   
    Joan was a mascot, she had no operational control of the army. Think of her as a middle ages pom pom girl
    Hal was a prince of the line and as such the kings representative in the army. They had adults for the day to day running of the army and tactics. Admittedly he suffered a horrific injury when he removed his helmet and got an arrow in his cheek that wedge against his spine.
    None of the figures Dan is citing were operating in today's complex world, they were going around killing people.
    He really is the halfwit he appears to be.
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    Dave Bloke got a reaction from swiss_democracy_for_all in Had a chat today with two Norwegians   
    Ahmed wasn't Emilie's first love. She'd always been attracted to darker boys but before Ahmed there was Bamba. Bamba was hung like a donkey but fully integrated into Norwegian society, he even dressed up on National Day, hell he even had... a job! But finally Bamba was just too nice, too integrated, he didn't get Emilie's juices flowing the way bad boys did. Bamba was well, too beta.

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    Dave Bloke got a reaction from swiss_democracy_for_all in Had a chat today with two Norwegians   
    2,3,1... although at my age I'd probably let my mate Ashrag do #1
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    Dave Bloke got a reaction from BadAlchemy in Brexit Betrayal thread - Part 4   
    are the Injuns you've met any good. I'd estimate the number of Indians who can do IT at about 5-10% of the total who are employed in IT. Personally I'd prefer to work with North Africans than Indians in IT. Better team players.
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    Dave Bloke reacted to Starsend in Open borders starting to hurt the elite - Noel Gallagher   
    The women look a bit fitter back then 
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    Dave Bloke got a reaction from montecristo in Greta   
    Pierre Casiraghi I believe. Given his aunts driving record I expect the boat will capsize coming into port and kill Greta.
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    Dave Bloke reacted to Turned Out Nice Again in No excuses ladies   
    For both sexes, the big thing is "don't be fat", which is achieved more in the kitchen than the gym (or pounding the streets)
    "Eat less" beats any exercise programme.
    Fkn eat less!
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    Dave Bloke reacted to maynardgravy in No excuses ladies   
    Bullshit, I found the pre photoshopped piccie

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    Dave Bloke reacted to The XYY Man in No excuses ladies   
    As far as I can tell that picture has not been reproduced on this thread since you first posted it.
    And yet the snap of some gadgie on a bike has been re-posted multiple times.
    We do indeed live in interesting times...
     
    XYY
     
     
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    Dave Bloke reacted to The XYY Man in No excuses ladies   
    You have been blessed with fuck-all.
    As long as bent fuckers like you go bald in your late teens/early 20s, I will reign supreme no matter how small my cock might be.
    Grow some hair, you fucked-up Duncan Goodhew cunt...
    XYY