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Brian Reay
2017-08-09 15:30:45 UTC
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Not nearly in the same league (in terms of accuracy or complexity etc)
as the clocks you recently mentioned, but I noticed this in a sig on
another (Amsat) group. More 'novelty value' than anything but you may
like it from mechanical view point.

http://www.idle-tyme.com/

Don't 'read' anything into the name, it isn't intended as a 'dig'.

(I couldn't see the point of the 'balls' numbered 1-4, perhaps the
quarters. in the manner than some clocks / watches used to 'mark' the
quarters in times past?)

You could, perhaps, fabricate one in metal, rather than wood- I believe
your workshop is more geared for metalwork than woodwork. Aluminium
'channel' for the ramps perhaps?
Brian Reay
2017-08-09 15:35:59 UTC
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Not nearly in the same league (in terms of accuracy or complexity etc)
as the clocks you recently mentioned, but I noticed this in a sig on
another (Amsat) group. More 'novelty value' than anything but you may
like it from mechanical view point.
http://www.idle-tyme.com/
Don't 'read' anything into the name, it isn't intended as a 'dig'.
(I couldn't see the point of the 'balls' numbered 1-4, perhaps the
quarters. in the manner than some clocks / watches used to 'mark' the
quarters in times past?)
You could, perhaps, fabricate one in metal, rather than wood- I believe
your workshop is more geared for metalwork than woodwork. Aluminium
'channel' for the ramps perhaps?
I've just realised, the 1-4 balls are for the minutes between 1-4, 6-9
etc, initially I assumed it only 'displayed' in 5 min intervals.

I assume the escapement etc is 'buried' out of sight in some
electrical/electronic 'box of tricks'.
Rambo
2017-08-09 22:39:50 UTC
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Not nearly in the same league (in terms of accuracy or complexity etc)
as the clocks you recently mentioned, but I noticed this in a sig on
another (Amsat) group. More 'novelty value' than anything but you may
like it from mechanical view point.
http://www.idle-tyme.com/
Don't 'read' anything into the name, it isn't intended as a 'dig'.
(I couldn't see the point of the 'balls' numbered 1-4, perhaps the
quarters. in the manner than some clocks / watches used to 'mark' the
quarters in times past?)
You could, perhaps, fabricate one in metal, rather than wood- I believe
your workshop is more geared for metalwork than woodwork. Aluminium
'channel' for the ramps perhaps?
I've just realised, the 1-4 balls are for the minutes between 1-4, 6-9
etc, initially I assumed it only 'displayed' in 5 min intervals.
I assume the escapement etc is 'buried' out of sight in some
electrical/electronic 'box of tricks'.
I'll reply ..so Gareth will see it.
Brian Reay
2017-08-09 23:26:01 UTC
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Not nearly in the same league (in terms of accuracy or complexity etc)
as the clocks you recently mentioned, but I noticed this in a sig on
another (Amsat) group. More 'novelty value' than anything but you may
like it from mechanical view point.
http://www.idle-tyme.com/
Don't 'read' anything into the name, it isn't intended as a 'dig'.
(I couldn't see the point of the 'balls' numbered 1-4, perhaps the
quarters. in the manner than some clocks / watches used to 'mark' the
quarters in times past?)
You could, perhaps, fabricate one in metal, rather than wood- I believe
your workshop is more geared for metalwork than woodwork. Aluminium
'channel' for the ramps perhaps?
I've just realised, the 1-4 balls are for the minutes between 1-4, 6-9
etc, initially I assumed it only 'displayed' in 5 min intervals.
I assume the escapement etc is 'buried' out of sight in some
electrical/electronic 'box of tricks'.
I'll reply ..so Gareth will see it.
Even you can't be so thick that you believe your lying chum.

Have you passed your Advanced exam yet, BTW? Last I heard, you'd had
another 'miss'.
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Jeefaw K. Effkay
2017-08-10 07:49:24 UTC
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I'll reply ..so Gareth will see it.
The postman called me when he got the word
And he said, "I suppose you've heard about Gareth"
So I rushed to the window and I looked outside
And I could hardly believe my eyes
As a Police transit rolled up into Gareth's drive

Oh, we all know that he's going to be locked up in a cell
The plods will kick the door down, they won't bother with the bell
'Cos for twenty-four years I've been quoting your posts to Gareth
Twenty-four years of treading on eggshell
A score and four years, with the amateur from hell
Now I'm really looking forward to not quoting your posts to Gareth

The postman stays away, he's terribly afraid
He's having lots of counselling, but the memories won't fade
Those letters through his door were really meant for me
So Gareth lost his rag, and chased him up a tree
As the Police transit pulled slowly out of Gareths's drive

Oh, we all know that he's going to be locked up in a cell
The plods will kick the door down, they won't bother with the bell
'Cos for twenty-four years I've been quoting your posts to Gareth
Twenty-four years of treading on eggshell
A score and four years, with the amateur straight from hell
Now I'm really looking forward to not quoting your posts to Gareth

G3VRE's clubhouse is peaceful now, we heard
They finally managed to get shot of that great turd
They said, "Now Gareth is gone but we're still here
You know we've been waiting for many a year"
And the Police transit disappears

Oh, we all know that he's going to be locked up in a cell
The plods will kick the door down, they won't bother with the bell
'Cos for twenty-four years I've been quoting your posts to Gareth
Twenty-four years of treading on eggshell
A score and four years, with the amateur straight from hell
Now I'm really looking forward to not quoting your posts to Gareth
Brian Reay
2017-08-10 08:25:03 UTC
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Post by Rambo
I'll reply ..so Gareth will see it.
The postman called me when he got the word
And he said, "I suppose you've heard about Gareth"
So I rushed to the window and I looked outside
And I could hardly believe my eyes
As a Police transit rolled up into Gareth's drive
Oh, we all know that he's going to be locked up in a cell
The plods will kick the door down, they won't bother with the bell
'Cos for twenty-four years I've been quoting your posts to Gareth
Twenty-four years of treading on eggshell
A score and four years, with the amateur from hell
Now I'm really looking forward to not quoting your posts to Gareth
The postman stays away, he's terribly afraid
He's having lots of counselling, but the memories won't fade
Those letters through his door were really meant for me
So Gareth lost his rag, and chased him up a tree
As the Police transit pulled slowly out of Gareths's drive
Oh, we all know that he's going to be locked up in a cell
The plods will kick the door down, they won't bother with the bell
'Cos for twenty-four years I've been quoting your posts to Gareth
Twenty-four years of treading on eggshell
A score and four years, with the amateur straight from hell
Now I'm really looking forward to not quoting your posts to Gareth
G3VRE's clubhouse is peaceful now, we heard
They finally managed to get shot of that great turd
They said, "Now Gareth is gone but we're still here
You know we've been waiting for many a year"
And the Police transit disappears
Oh, we all know that he's going to be locked up in a cell
The plods will kick the door down, they won't bother with the bell
'Cos for twenty-four years I've been quoting your posts to Gareth
Twenty-four years of treading on eggshell
A score and four years, with the amateur straight from hell
Now I'm really looking forward to not quoting your posts to Gareth
You really do have a talent for this.

You should do one based on Rambo's false claim re having upgraded.
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Jeefaw K. Effkay
2017-08-10 19:52:22 UTC
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You should do one based on Rambo's false claim re having upgraded.
It would have to be a ballad; the tale of the impossible love between a true polymath with a superior intellect and a lowly linesman's apprentice trying so hard to impress:

If I said I had a 2E licence
Would you hold it against me?
If I swore you were my Elmer
Would you work me on the key tonight?
If I were QRU
Would your ragchewing come quench me?
If I said I had a 2E licence
Would you hold it against me?

Now you can talk all night about the M3s
Tell me 'bout your friends out at the club
I could ask a lot of crazy questions
Or I could ask what I really want to know

If I said I had a 2E licence
Would you hold it against me?
If I swore you were my Elmer
Would you work me on the key tonight?
If I were QRU
Would your ragchewing come quench me?
If I said I had a 2E licence
Would you hold it against me?
mm0fmf
2017-08-10 19:54:07 UTC
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You should do one based on Rambo's false claim re having upgraded.
If I said I had a 2E licence
Would you hold it against me?
If I swore you were my Elmer
Would you work me on the key tonight?
If I were QRU
Would your ragchewing come quench me?
If I said I had a 2E licence
Would you hold it against me?
Now you can talk all night about the M3s
Tell me 'bout your friends out at the club
I could ask a lot of crazy questions
Or I could ask what I really want to know
If I said I had a 2E licence
Would you hold it against me?
If I swore you were my Elmer
Would you work me on the key tonight?
If I were QRU
Would your ragchewing come quench me?
If I said I had a 2E licence
Would you hold it against me?
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Brian Reay
2017-08-10 21:58:06 UTC
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You should do one based on Rambo's false claim re having upgraded.
I like the ironic flavour ;-)
Post by Jeefaw K. Effkay
If I said I had a 2E licence
Would you hold it against me?
If I swore you were my Elmer
Would you work me on the key tonight?
If I were QRU
Would your ragchewing come quench me?
If I said I had a 2E licence
Would you hold it against me?
Now you can talk all night about the M3s
Tell me 'bout your friends out at the club
I could ask a lot of crazy questions
Or I could ask what I really want to know
If I said I had a 2E licence
Would you hold it against me?
If I swore you were my Elmer
Would you work me on the key tonight?
If I were QRU
Would your ragchewing come quench me?
If I said I had a 2E licence
Would you hold it against me?
Perhaps include Rambo's unrealised ambition to be chairman of Raynet and
his chum's issues gaining admission to his local club?

Not to mention the magic 13 year period , Evans always ignores.
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Custos Custodum
2017-08-10 08:56:42 UTC
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On Thu, 10 Aug 2017 00:49:24 -0700 (PDT), "Jeefaw K. Effkay"
Post by Jeefaw K. Effkay
Post by Rambo
I'll reply ..so Gareth will see it.
The postman called me when he got the word
And he said, "I suppose you've heard about Gareth"
So I rushed to the window and I looked outside
And I could hardly believe my eyes
As a Police transit rolled up into Gareth's drive
Oh, we all know that he's going to be locked up in a cell
The plods will kick the door down, they won't bother with the bell
'Cos for twenty-four years I've been quoting your posts to Gareth
Twenty-four years of treading on eggshell
A score and four years, with the amateur from hell
Now I'm really looking forward to not quoting your posts to Gareth
The postman stays away, he's terribly afraid
He's having lots of counselling, but the memories won't fade
Those letters through his door were really meant for me
So Gareth lost his rag, and chased him up a tree
As the Police transit pulled slowly out of Gareths's drive
Oh, we all know that he's going to be locked up in a cell
The plods will kick the door down, they won't bother with the bell
'Cos for twenty-four years I've been quoting your posts to Gareth
Twenty-four years of treading on eggshell
A score and four years, with the amateur straight from hell
Now I'm really looking forward to not quoting your posts to Gareth
G3VRE's clubhouse is peaceful now, we heard
They finally managed to get shot of that great turd
They said, "Now Gareth is gone but we're still here
You know we've been waiting for many a year"
And the Police transit disappears
Oh, we all know that he's going to be locked up in a cell
The plods will kick the door down, they won't bother with the bell
'Cos for twenty-four years I've been quoting your posts to Gareth
Twenty-four years of treading on eggshell
A score and four years, with the amateur straight from hell
Now I'm really looking forward to not quoting your posts to Gareth
Gareth? Gareth? Who the fuck is Mr. Evans?
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