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Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:36 am

Got a large vase of flowers on my (reception) desk at work, and didn't realise that when cleaning it out, I'd cracked the glass.

Water dripping all over fax machine :oops: and to my horror, my paperback copy of Men at Arms.

Off to Amazon I go........................
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:37 am

That's terrible! Sod the fax machine - soggy Pratchett shouldn't be allowed! :shock:
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Postby Chris » Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:41 am

Bummer! It must have been really wet not to beable to read it.
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:41 am

£2.75 for a "very good" second hand edition on Amazon.

That'll do me. :lol:
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Postby pip » Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:43 am

That sucks . Poor book. I got a paperback version of Lords and ladies ruined in a storm in florida but it was the crappy Yank art cover so i would probably have changed it either. Books and water don't mix. :roll:
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:59 am

I'm betting Kindle and water ain't much better!
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Postby pip » Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:05 am

And not so cheaply replaced :D
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Postby DaveC » Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:06 am

Bugger... :cry:
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Postby Chris » Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:15 am

Bouncy Castle wrote:I'm betting Kindle and water ain't much better!

They probably are not. Particularly as the Kindle has a built-in battery. If you get an electronic device wet the first thing you should do is get the battery out, then flush it with de-ionised water and then dry it out in an airing cupboard for 24 hours having shaken as much water out as you possibly can. You'd be surprised how many devices still work after that sort of treatment.

iPods have built-in batteries and if you get them drenched they are dead as a dodo.
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Postby Quatermass » Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:09 pm

Milennium hand and shrimp.

(Translation: Sorry for your loss. Don't you have a bookstore where you live, Bouncy?)
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Postby Penfold » Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:16 pm

Chris wrote:
Bouncy Castle wrote:I'm betting Kindle and water ain't much better!

They probably are not. Particularly as the Kindle has a built-in battery. If you get an electronic device wet the first thing you should do is get the battery out, then flush it with de-ionised water and then dry it out in an airing cupboard for 24 hours having shaken as much water out as you possibly can. You'd be surprised how many devices still work after that sort of treatment.

iPods have built-in batteries and if you get them drenched they are dead as a dodo.

Not quite on topic, but close enough anyway:

When I was working as an On-Street Parking Attendant (a.k.a Traffic Warden) I managed to destroy three hand held computers, which were meant to be water resistant, by continuing to work in the rain. These computers were used to log parking violations and record the tickets issued for the fines, all the details of which were lost on each occasion. :lol:
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Postby raisindot » Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:18 pm

Tonyblack wrote:...soggy Pratchett shouldn't be allowed! :shock:


If that were true, Pyramids would never have been published.

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Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:37 pm

Cheap shot at Pooh.

[sits back and waits for the rumble to begin]
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Postby pip » Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:52 pm

raisindot wrote:
Tonyblack wrote:...soggy Pratchett shouldn't be allowed! :shock:


If that were true, Pyramids would never have been published.

:lol:


This should win Post of the week , if such an award exists. :lol: :lol:
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Postby Quatermass » Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:52 pm

Bouncy Castle wrote:Cheap shot at Pooh.

[sits back and waits for the rumble to begin]


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