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Forum: Fishing Vessels 24th April 2019, 18:26
Replies: 17
Views: 1,378
Posted By 173898
Steady on lads. You'll be upsetting the PC...

Steady on lads. You'll be upsetting the PC brigade if you're not careful.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2019/04/24/perfectly-natural-refer-ship-dare-pc-brigade-tell-us-otherwise/
Forum: Computers and The Internet 1st February 2019, 12:04
Replies: 26
Views: 2,307
Posted By 173898
Try Ubuntu John, I loaded that into my old desk...

Try Ubuntu John, I loaded that into my old desk top pc, and it works just fine. You'll probably need to down load the "64 bit" version.
I really do like Linux, and have never had a problem in all...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 27th January 2019, 16:58
Replies: 26
Views: 2,307
Posted By 173898
I'm using Linux Ubuntu at the moment, I also use...

I'm using Linux Ubuntu at the moment, I also use Linux Mate on my ancient Dell laptop.
Once you get into the system you'll find it has it's own softwear centre that you can browse and decide what...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 27th January 2019, 12:28
Replies: 26
Views: 2,307
Posted By 173898
Likewise Frank, I removed Windows about five...

Likewise Frank, I removed Windows about five years ago and replaced it with Linux. Never had a problem. I much prefer it, and honestly believe it's a much better system, but of course it's everyone...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 6th January 2018, 10:13
Replies: 14
Views: 1,916
Posted By 173898
Been using Linux Ubuntu for a long time now, I...

Been using Linux Ubuntu for a long time now, I love the system, but I suppose it's just what you get used to, I would never go back MS. My advice would be to download Linux Ubuntu to disc or stick,...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 8th December 2017, 16:44
Replies: 45
Views: 3,011
Posted By 173898
Apologies for not making myself clear Bob. I was...

Apologies for not making myself clear Bob. I was referring to the day to day updates. I have totally upgraded the system in usually 2-3 hours, most of the time being spent on the "fine tuning" i.e....
Forum: Computers and The Internet 8th December 2017, 15:40
Replies: 45
Views: 3,011
Posted By 173898
Really respect your knowledge and expertise Bob,...

Really respect your knowledge and expertise Bob, but can't accept your comment that Linux "demands more geekiness" I'm definitely not a geek, more of a simpleton when it comes to computers, but I...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 7th December 2017, 15:14
Replies: 45
Views: 3,011
Posted By 173898
Try installing Linux Ubuntu first if you really...

Try installing Linux Ubuntu first if you really are considering a new computer. I find it a really easy and dependable O.S. I've been using it for about 5 years now, and have never regretted...
Forum: Houlder Brothers 13th November 2017, 15:17
Replies: 27
Views: 10,019
Posted By 173898
Sorry to be pedantic Geoff, but she was launched...

Sorry to be pedantic Geoff, but she was launched at the Central Yard of Wm. Gray in what was then (British) West Hartlepool. Graythorp was a strictly repair yard. I served my apprenticeship there.
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 30th September 2017, 15:28
Replies: 37
Views: 1,839
Posted By 173898
Looks like you're correct

Looks like you're correct
Forum: Say Hello 2nd May 2017, 15:25
Replies: 22
Views: 2,686
Posted By 173898
Have you checked your spam folder? The...

Have you checked your spam folder? The registration link is in there.
Forum: The Engine Room 12th April 2017, 15:21
Replies: 50
Views: 5,315
Posted By 173898
Totally agree with your comments on the two lady...

Totally agree with your comments on the two lady stokers, and did you notice one of the stewards sporting dreadlocks? I couldn't believe the lack of professionalism and discipline displayed by the...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 22nd March 2017, 17:31
Replies: 19
Views: 1,047
Posted By 173898
Might be worth your while to check out SSE the...

Might be worth your while to check out SSE the utilities company. I got a really good deal from them when I signed up almost 2 years ago. No problem contacting them, and all their call centres are...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 6th February 2017, 15:51
Replies: 3
Views: 539
Posted By 173898
A brilliant player, how the 'Boks could do with...

A brilliant player, how the 'Boks could do with the likes of him now.
Forum: BP Shipping 13th January 2017, 16:54
Replies: 20
Views: 4,339
Posted By 173898
Couldn't really say Kev, I was only told about...

Couldn't really say Kev, I was only told about this third party. I do remember being told in the letter I received that one of the crewmen had actually been decapitated. I believe the crew were...
Forum: BP Shipping 13th January 2017, 12:21
Replies: 20
Views: 4,339
Posted By 173898
Hi David, in answer to your query. I believe the...

Hi David, in answer to your query. I believe the incident occurred whilst the ship was being assisted by tugs when one of the lines parted, and that those involved were at their stations on the...
Forum: BP Shipping 11th January 2017, 09:15
Replies: 20
Views: 4,339
Posted By 173898
Thank you for the time and effort in supplying me...

Thank you for the time and effort in supplying me with this info Graham. I'm sure that he did go on to become chief engineer.
He had a bad experience on his first ship, three crew members were...
Forum: BP Shipping 7th January 2017, 16:38
Replies: 20
Views: 4,339
Posted By 173898
Thanks Graham, hope I'm not putting you out.

Thanks Graham, hope I'm not putting you out.
Forum: BP Shipping 7th January 2017, 10:12
Replies: 20
Views: 4,339
Posted By 173898
Hi Graham, I was hoping you might be able to...

Hi Graham, I was hoping you might be able to supply any info. on a Malcolm Jackson who was a BP engineering apprentice in the late 60s. He was my apprentice when he came to Smiths Dock in I968-69 for...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 4th January 2017, 16:25
Replies: 4
Views: 503
Posted By 173898
I was with BT for a long time, and they are, in...

I was with BT for a long time, and they are, in my opinion one of the worst companies to ever get involved with. They made it as difficult for me as possible to terminate my contract, even though it...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 20th December 2016, 16:24
Replies: 9
Views: 2,280
Posted By 173898
Sorry John, don't recall anyone of that name.

Sorry John, don't recall anyone of that name.
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 20th December 2016, 16:08
Replies: 9
Views: 2,280
Posted By 173898
Just click on Shell Tankers on the orange label...

Just click on Shell Tankers on the orange label on the left hand side of the screen, you should then get a list of letters, click on the letter for the name of the ship.
I found two old shipmates...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 15th December 2016, 16:32
Replies: 9
Views: 2,280
Posted By 173898
Try www.helderline.nl A great site for all...

Try www.helderline.nl A great site for all things to do with Shell Tankers.
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 9th December 2016, 11:48
Replies: 15
Views: 1,123
Posted By 173898
Think you'll find Alan Shepherd and Gus Grissom...

Think you'll find Alan Shepherd and Gus Grissom sat on a "large American firework" before John Glenn did Chad. But as you say he was an extremely brave man, as indeed they all were.
Forum: Say Hello 2nd December 2016, 09:10
Replies: 18
Views: 1,288
Posted By 173898
Slightly off subject, but I believe Stuart and I...

Slightly off subject, but I believe Stuart and I served part of our apprenticeship together at Graythorp in the early sixties. Stuart was a really good lad, and I'm truly saddened to hear of his...
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