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tvtech

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Do you read me ?
Crackle pop
I read you tv
What's happening lol?
 

tvtech

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Please felete ...felete DELETE this string grrrt THREAD

Fanks
Tytecj
 

JimB

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Do you mean me?
What would you like me to do? Delete this thread?

Can I make a suggestion?
Use a real computer with a keyboard, not some toy telephone which you are always blaming for poor performance in a textual communication environment.

JimB
 

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2 degrees C here now. Snowing on the nearby mountains. Wind icy cold. Only one thing can warm me up now. A safe thing that won't give me herpes or much worse... it's the Captain. The honourable Captain Morgan. Ayeee Captain let's do this and put some fire into the blood. Opening.... one, two, three. Mmmmm.
 

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A quick tip...

...Avoid the Straits of Hormuz, it could get a bit choppy there.

And never let your sea-legs dangle down the hatch.

JimB
 

tvtech

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Aye aye Jim :) Not dandling my old Sea legs anywhere near there. Hatches a big Noooo for me. :)
 

tvtech

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This Captain is making me tired quickly lol. Amazing warmer though. Fire in my veins.

PS: please redirect any forum questions to this thread. I can also help with anything that has 8 legs or less.

Thanks,
tv :)
 

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How's Scotland Jim?
If I recall correctly you worked on oil rigs when you were younger. That my dream when I was around 35yrs old and freshly divorced. I applied...and was turned down.... apparently tv techs not seen as really necessary on an oil rig. But hey...I tried lol.

And than I tried applying for Cruise Ships.... common...surely they need a tvtech to fix sets on board and keep their passengers sets working 24/7 ?

Nope.
Just looking back on it now. I was a dreamer lol.

Now I'm wiser.
 

JimB

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How's Scotland Jim?
Warm and generally sunny this past week or so with the odd rain shower (downpour ?).

If I recall correctly you worked on oil rigs when you were younger.
Correct, and a couple of onshore terminals where the oil/gas cam onshore.

That my dream when I was around 35yrs old and freshly divorced. I applied...and was turned down.... apparently tv techs not seen as really necessary on an oil rig.
Well, what can I say.
Someone who just specialises in repairing tvs is not much use offshore.
But someone who can repair (or at least make a quick first line fault diagnosis) of most electronic equipment would be an asset.

And than I tried applying for Cruise Ships.... common...surely they need a tvtech to fix sets on board and keep their passengers sets working 24/7 ?
Lets say there are 200 cabins, each with a TV.
What is going to be the failure rate on new(ish) TVs in a benign environment? I think that it will be quite low.
Much cheaper and easier to have a loose handful of spare TVs in the stores. When a TV fails just have someone with a bit of electrical ability swap a new one for the old one.
When the ship get back to home port send the broken TVs to the local TV repair shop.
If they can fix them, great.
If not buy a couple of new ones.
Or maybe the company (eg Skin Cancer Cruise Lines) has an agreement with some service company to supply and maintain the entertainment equipment on all ships in their fleet.
MV Burnt like a Lobster
MV Carcinous Melanoma
MV Amoebic Dysentery
MV Lost Engines in a Rough Sea

In other news, you may have noticed that here in the UK we have recently had a change of management.
As part of the move to return the UK to the Victorian era (or is that the Stone Age), one of the leading lights of the new government (Jacob Rees Mog) has issued a "style guide" his staff.
OK get the team all on the same page and standardise various communications, but, one little point stands out:
"All measurements to be in imperial units"
You just could not make it up.

JimB
 

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Who is this guy? Looks a bit like Boris Becker with straw on his head:
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JimB

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Boris Johnson, our new entertainments manager Prime Minister.

JimB
 

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