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Is anyone up for it?
I'm very flexible as to dates and Leeds would be ideal. Spouse would be even more interesting for others to talk to.
Mary
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On Fri, 14 Nov 2003 21:13:56 -0000, "Mary Fisher"

Following up on the southern meet we had a couple of weeks ago, there was about half a dozen in attendance by the end of the evening. I felt it went well and am glad to have put some faces to names on this forum! Will repeat the exercise sometime soon, maybe just after Xmas?
Maybe longer term we ought to think about a UK meet somewhere nice..... ;)
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Screwfix premises? They might even sponsor the event :-)
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In a previous life, "UK meets" used to take place in or near Birmingham - this being selected as a reasonable 'mid point' for most people, but in practice meant almost everybody having to travel to an inconverient location (which would hardly merit the description "nice" anyway !!!)
Glad the Berkshire one went well - I was sorry to miss it due to other commitments (SWMBO's commitments, that is - I wasn't prepared to drive all that way myself and not be able to get rodent-bottomed with impunity!)
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On Sat, 15 Nov 2003 16:45:32 -0000, "Mike Faithfull"

Birmingham. Ah the good old days of being a UK HP1000 specialist where we used to meet in HP Birmingham every so often to, err, get a pub lunch on the company.....some of us even knew about things like the interrupt chains on the backplane of the M, E and F series in the good old days. RTE 4 anyone?
Just to set the record straight, none of the attendees of this magnificent occasion imbibed to the extent that they couldn't find the car in the car park. They were all very well behaved.
But perhaps if others were willing we could possibly arrange an overnight do at a suitably cheap hostel somewhere.....
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York - you know, where we live in wattle and daub huts and electricity hasn't arrived ...
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ground and thought oursense lucky! As for electricity - all we could manage was an iron post in t' ground durin' 'hunder storm. Aye, those were the days.
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So you were. I was exaggerating, hoping to impress ...

Iron?
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Mary Fisher wrote:

Yes, the Birmingham chapter can hold their own meeting..
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So, Steve, your place or mine?
Mary

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Mary Fisher wrote:

I'll ask the wife. Otherwise Leeds is only 35 miles into enemy territory from Rochdale.
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I like the sound of the wife.
Half way is 17.5 miles each way.
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Mary Fisher wrote:

She won't be modelling the new boiler suit :-((

..which makes it somewhere on Saddleworth Moor. There is a decent place off the motorway (Oldham-wards) about two miles called the "Rams Head"
Are we finally getting a consensus ???
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Well, it looks like it. It's been hard work hasn't it! Still, this IS diy ...
Is there something about us northerners that those from the soft s**th can't handle do you think?
So. Next Wednesday we're off to Chester, could call in at the Ram's Head on the way back? Otherwise you make a suggestion.
Mary

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Mary Fisher wrote:

Hi Mary,
Any timing ?
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Mary Fisher wrote:
OK, I've dropped this to email.
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On Sat, 15 Nov 2003 21:06:48 -0000, "Mary Fisher"

You don't get an offer like that every day.....
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Speak for yourself.... :-)
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RTE? Pah, kids stuff! 2000B Timesharing system, matey, that's where it was at! The days of the Open University running their Summer Schools with "remote terminals", 32 of them on a fully loaded system - Teletype ASR33s hooked up to telephone handsets with acoustic couplers, and the 'service kit' for the CPU was a long thin cardboard box full of little envelopes each containg a 14 pin DIL IC or a couple of transistors ... (pulls out pipe and tobacco pouch, settles back into armchair and stares into distance with a wistful sigh ... )
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