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Re: Lincolnshire

Post by humblebee » Fri Sep 17, 2010 09:22

tonieee wrote:Pffft! Lincolnshire's so behind the times - pigeon internet was done years ago. There's even a documented protocol for it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IP_over_Avian_Carriers
the Bergen Linux user group wrote:Script started on Sat Apr 28 11:24:09 2001
vegard@gyversalen:~$ /sbin/ifconfig tun0
tun0 Link encap:Point-to-Point Protocol
inet addr:10.0.3.2 P-t-P:10.0.3.1 Mask:255.255.255.255
UP POINTOPOINT RUNNING NOARP MULTICAST MTU:150 Metric:1
RX packets:1 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:2 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0
RX bytes:88 (88.0 b) TX bytes:168 (168.0 b)

vegard@gyversalen:~$ ping -i 900 10.0.3.1
PING 10.0.3.1 (10.0.3.1): 56 data bytes
64 bytes from 10.0.3.1: icmp_seq=0 ttl=255 time=6165731.1 ms
64 bytes from 10.0.3.1: icmp_seq=4 ttl=255 time=3211900.8 ms
64 bytes from 10.0.3.1: icmp_seq=2 ttl=255 time=5124922.8 ms
64 bytes from 10.0.3.1: icmp_seq=1 ttl=255 time=6388671.9 ms

--- 10.0.3.1 ping statistics ---
9 packets transmitted, 4 packets received, 55% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max = 3211900.8/5222806.6/6388671.9 ms
vegard@gyversalen:~$ exit

Script done on Sat Apr 28 14:14:28 2001
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Re: Lincolnshire

Post by a layer of chips » Thu Jul 14, 2011 08:18

I don't like to propagate urban myths about my home county, but that booze must have been fucking strong stuff.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-li ... e-14146993

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Re: Lincolnshire

Post by a layer of chips » Thu Jul 14, 2011 08:20

Also, wasn't
Dick Holmes, of Lincolnshire Police
a Russ Abbot character?


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Re: Lincolnshire

Post by emml » Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:30

Blimey, who'd have thought there was a Lincolnshire thread?

Anyway, who's been reading this?

I'm about half-way through. It's lovely and makes me feel a bit sad and stuff. All those places I'd forgotten about!

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Re: Lincolnshire

Post by Elvistears » Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:20

I remember hearing this guy interviewed on Front Row...just looked this up, I thought it was a couple of months ago, but apparently it was September: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b014fkx1 I seem to remember them asking about the number of stories that are set in the fens (as if it was particularly high, although I can't think of any other examples)... I *think* he said something about the space being something that could be filled with the imagination.
Anything set in Lincolnshire makes me think of home (though more North Lincolnshire, which isn't particularly fen-like), though I haven't lived there in such a long time. I tried to listen, but clearly wasn't absorbing information that day. The book looks interesting....though I'm not sure I want to feel sad and miss places right now!

Read that "Lincoln riots" thread. Somebody has used it as an excuse to blame "immigrants" (there's a pic of her, keep an eye out...). Seems a particularly fatuous argument when you live in Lincolnshire.

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Re: Lincolnshire

Post by emml » Fri Feb 17, 2012 14:36

I wouldn't say I miss the place, I guess it just jolts me a little when someone writes so beautifully and familiarly about places I took for granted, and I feel sad for not appreciating Lincolnshire when I was growing up and for giving it such a hard time when I left. I can see what he means though about a place you can fill with your imagination (maybe that's why so many creative people come out of Lincolnshire!).

I love how he writes about the sky. Every time I go back I feel as though I could just blow away, because the land is so flat and there's nothing to hold on to, it seems that all there is is sky. SO MUCH sky! I always feel like a giant in Lincolnshire, because there's nothing to dwarf you. It's all a bit eerie.

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Re: Lincolnshire

Post by a layer of chips » Fri Feb 17, 2012 14:40

It's really not that flat if you look hard enough, though! Okay, so maybe 9/10ths of it is, but if, say, biked from Irby, through the back way to Caistor and Market Rasen and down to Louth then the Wolds are amazing. Mind you, all the hills would fuck me up these days, but i used to do that on my own as a kid all the time and I've got so many ace memories of the landscape and all the tiny villages and their tiny shops.

LET'S GO ON A BIKE RIDE ON THE LINCOLNSHIRE WOLDS.

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Re: Lincolnshire

Post by emml » Fri Feb 17, 2012 14:47

Ha, I'm in!

I remember once our school bus took a wrong turn at Riby and ended up somewhere on the Wolds. Most of us had never seen them before so it was a complete shock to see HILLS in Lincolnshire! I do have one other hill memory though, of sledging somewhere near Nettleton I think. I seem to remember a nice pub there with a big sloping garden. Most of my childhood memories are of pub gardens, hmm.

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Re: Lincolnshire

Post by a layer of chips » Fri Feb 17, 2012 14:52

I know what you mean about feeling so alone, though. You used to be able to bike for, say, half an hour through the Wolds without coming across a car, which was brilliant. All you could hear with the insects and birds and maybe a tractor in the distance. I'm welling up here... Going back home was the worst part.

Did you never go sledging at Irby Dales? That was ace. The pub at Nettleton is called the Salutation, I think.

Next time you're at your folks ask them to take to you Hemswell Antiques Centre. It's amazing.

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Re: Lincolnshire

Post by emml » Fri Feb 17, 2012 15:02

My one and only experience of Irby Dale was in the summer when me and some friends got trapped on a ledge by some cows.

When I think back to bike rides and stuff, the one thing that sticks in my mind is how many crows there were everywhere. The sound of crows and seagulls always makes me feel a bit homesick now.

The Salutation, yeah! I loved that place. I felt all grown-up with my Britvic orange in a wine glass.

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Re: Lincolnshire

Post by a layer of chips » Fri Feb 17, 2012 15:04

In many ways the first 18 years of my life living in Lincolnshire was like being trapped on a ledge by some cows.

I'm off back to Caistor to a school reunion soon. Why the fuck am I doing that? I keep in touch with the people from school I want to.

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Re: Lincolnshire

Post by emml » Fri Feb 17, 2012 15:08

I went to my school reunion (in fact I co-organised it!). It didn't totally suck and I was quite pleasantly surprised to see some people, even though we never spoke again after that. It'll be alright, and if it's not then at least you'll never have to do it again!

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Re: Lincolnshire

Post by Elvistears » Sat Feb 18, 2012 23:52

I went to school in Gainsborough, and they were forever talking about Caistor. I think we were meant to feel some rivalry, or something. A reunion? That's brave.

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Re: Lincolnshire

Post by a layer of chips » Sun Feb 19, 2012 14:50

Yeah, there was a bit of rivalry around the school footy teams. I ended up playing for the District u-14s, which was ten Gainsborough lads and me and two lads from Caistor. Team spirit wasn't the greatest...

Brave... or stupid.

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Re: Lincolnshire

Post by a layer of chips » Mon Mar 19, 2012 18:59

It's Gullies' 30th birthday do in September. Does anyone else remember going to the 10th birthday do? I got a free pink t-shirt.

This makes me feel like a fossil.

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Re: Lincolnshire

Post by humblebee » Mon Mar 19, 2012 22:52

a layer of chips wrote:It's Gullies' 30th birthday do in September. Does anyone else remember going to the 10th birthday do? I got a free pink t-shirt.
Is that the one that says DANCEFLOOR JUSTICE? I've probably still got mine in the bottom of a black binliner somewhere.

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Re: Lincolnshire

Post by a layer of chips » Tue Mar 20, 2012 06:50

Yeah, that's right. I got given a small one which only just fitted me then. I reckon I might be able to get a finger in it now.

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Re: Lincolnshire

Post by humblebee » Thu Dec 05, 2013 16:35

Have you yellowbellies seen the weather warnings? Biggest tidal surge in 30 years, apparently. It looks horrific.

http://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/Sever ... story.html

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Re: Lincolnshire

Post by a layer of chips » Thu Dec 05, 2013 16:44

I'm in Cleethorpes tomorrow for some dinner thing. I'm really, really hoping it's going to be cancelled.

The train journey to Market Rasen was sodding terrifying.

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