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User currently offlineBarcode From Switzerland, joined Dec 2001, 678 posts, RR: 11
Posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1010 times:

Hullo all,

Well I've been lurking on and off for a month or so and think it's time I made my presence known.

I'm a 20 year old IT Tech support person in London UK. I make about 30 flights a year so I'm hoping I'll have something vaguely interesting to say about my obsession with planes  Smile

In five days I get to go on the Virgin Atlantic Airbus 340 300 ( LHR - LAX ) and four more flights the following week - but I'll post in the aviation forums about that.

Hoping you guys are a friendly bunch.

Cheers

Barcode

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User currently offlineSushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 914 times:

Oh we are  Big thumbs up
Welcome to Airliners.net!!!



Pershoyu Spravoyu Litaki!
User currently offlineILS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 913 times:

Welcome to the forums barcode. You will love it here! Please feel free to click the little gray button that says Add To Resp. Users at the top of the screen. You can view my profile this way.  Big grin. Post away!

User currently offlineILS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 903 times:

Barcode, I am just kidding. Once you get 20 posts, you can add people to your respected users list. This means that you like these people and respect their views. If you have not looked at the forum rules yet, I highly suggest you do. Have a great stay!

User currently offlineSushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 901 times:

Ooo me too!  Big thumbs up


Pershoyu Spravoyu Litaki!
User currently offlineBarcode From Switzerland, joined Dec 2001, 678 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 900 times:

I'll be looking at the dreaded rules - I have enough problems with them on the TrekBBS ( of where I'm an evil Administrator ) .... so I'm not some newbie who will annoy you all  Big grin ( I think .... )

Star Trek and planes are my two greatest obsessions - Oh I'm female BTW.

Respected users ? Hummmm, I'll have to think about that one. Thanks for the advice and welcome.


User currently offlineILS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 890 times:

There are many Star Trek fans on this website, maybe you could even entice them to come over to your other BBS.

User currently offline174thfwff From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 890 times:

Hey Barcode,
On your box at your house, what do you run? Windows, Linux/Unix, Mac, Sun?
I run Win2k and Linux Mandrake 8.1


-Peace In-
174th


User currently offlineILS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 888 times:

174thfwff, what does your username stand for?

User currently offlineBarcode From Switzerland, joined Dec 2001, 678 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 885 times:

Weird - I'm guessing there's a lot of science fiction types around here as well ? Seems I've stumbled into another geek community  Big grin

The BBS I'm an Administrator at is http://www.trekbbs.com - I don't know how many of my friends there are obsessed with planes to the extent I am though. Heck, it was bad enough coming out as a Janeway fan - let alone being obsessed with travelling the skies ....

Oh at home I run Win98 on one machine, WinNT on another and another box runs Linux Mandrake under Apache - it's the e mail server in my apartment and by far the most stable thing. Why ?


User currently offlineILS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 880 times:

You definately have your share of geeks, but there are also some pretty cool people who have a life.

User currently offline174thfwff From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 882 times:

My name is this.

To ILS-The 174th Fighter Wing is near my house, and I love hearing the f-16's for training and such. FF means Fire Fighter. I am a Vol. Fire Fighter at my local department. I live to protect and serve.

To Barcode-Well your an IT manager so I assumed you had at lease one box using Linux. It's a gimmie...most of the time.


User currently offlineLubcha132 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2776 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 874 times:

welcome! its fun here.

User currently offlineBarcode From Switzerland, joined Dec 2001, 678 posts, RR: 11
Reply 13, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 867 times:

174th - I have Linux at home to run my e mail server. At work we all use Win2K ( I'm not entirely happy with it but I have no say in the equipment we use in this office ) ... it looks like we're all moving to XP soon ....

Oh yes, and life ? I don't have one of those or I wou;dn't be posting here  Big grin


User currently offline174thfwff From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 864 times:

Barcode,

Can you point me to a website that shows me how to host a website from my Mandrake box? I realy want to set up a webpage using my I.P.

If you don't know off the top of your head, don't bother.

-Peace In-
174th


User currently offlineAWspicious From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 854 times:

Welcome.
I'm relativly new, also, but, I've been glued to this site ever since registering my membership. So many posts; So little time...
I'm not only an aviation lover, but, a Star Trek fan, as well.
By the way, that's a cool user name.

CHEERS!


User currently offlineTurbolet From Cape Verde, joined Nov 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 844 times:

Welcome. So, you're a great asset to the discussion forums, right  Big grin? I'm sure you'll have a lot of fun here!
-turbolet


User currently offlineIkarus From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 3524 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 843 times:

A 21-25 year old lady in London who likes planes? Uh oh. Seems I need to comb my hair and even take that dreaded "bath" thing people have told me about...

Should I brush my teeth?

No. That would go too far... Big grin

So where was that site with all the dodgy chat-up lines used for these occassions of male-female intercommunication and social interaction?

Welcome to the forums! No geeks here! Just us aviation enthusiasts!

Regards

Ikarus


User currently offlineSQ325 From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 1451 posts, RR: 7
Reply 18, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 839 times:

OHO I see a popularity contest rising up. There are not a lot female members around.

I'm sure you'll enjoy the forums. It is quite funny here.
Anyhow WELCOME TO THE SHOW

regards Bjoern


User currently offlineBarcode From Switzerland, joined Dec 2001, 678 posts, RR: 11
Reply 19, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 832 times:

Apparently I'm a " great asset "  Big grin I dunno, I just sent a polite request to register figuring registration has been switched off to keep the dissidents out .....

And Ikarus - Aviation enthusiast = geek methinks

You're in London ? I live 3 minutes away from London City Airport. I have been known to walk up to the bridge across the river which overlooks the airport ( the planes come in VERY low over it ) and take a few photo's ....

I've flown in and out of City Airport myself a few times - I'm convinced it has one of the steepest take off and approaches I've ever encountered .... but that's another topic.

Cheers for the welcome - and I'm the only female here ? Surrounded by a bunch of geeky men ... oh no, whatever shall I do ...


User currently offlineKLM672 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 2441 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 827 times:

welcome aboard.

User currently offlineIainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 825 times:

In 7 days I am chugging to LAX from LHR on a Virgin bird.
Iain


User currently offlineIkarus From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 3524 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 821 times:

Iainhol: Thanks for announcing your flight plans. I'll immediately inform Virgin of all the propaganda you publicize against them in these forums. Maybe your IFE will be enhanced with an "ejection" button?  Acting devilish Virgin - service that goes a bit further!

Barcode: I take offense.
Ikarus - aviation enthusiast = Normal person (rough approximation).
It is the "aviation enthusiast" bit that makes me a geek:
Normal person + aviation enthusiasm = geek (=Ikarus)

Besides, you're the one, who according to your own admittance, works in the IT industry. So who's the greater geek then? Big grin

Never been to LCY or flown out of it. Yes, I know, how dare I call myself aviation enthusiast without visiting all 5 London airports regularly etc., but there's too little time. I can see the planes approaching LCY from my flat, though, on some days. And the ones approaching LHR on most days....

And you're not the only female. Just the only one in the vicinity of London that I know of... and you're not surrounded by geeky men, but by geeky teenage boys (and me, just about to be 20 in a month, so technically not really a teen)

OK. So I brushed my teeth. Better now?  Big grin But I cancelled that dreadful wet thing, what was it called again? "bath".....

Regards

Ikarus
(geek)
(and proud of it!)


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 23, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 820 times:

and even take that dreaded "bath" thing people have told me about...

I don't get it

. Maybe your IFE will be enhanced with an "ejection" button?

I don't get it

Barcode: I take offense.
Ikarus - aviation enthusiast = Normal person (rough approximation).
It is the "aviation enthusiast" bit that makes me a geek:
Normal person + aviation enthusiasm = geek (=Ikarus)


I don't get it

OK. So I brushed my teeth. Better now? But I cancelled that dreadful wet thing, what was it called again? "bath".....

I don't get it.

Regards

Dan (38..... i mean 15 years old  Big grin  Big grin  Big grin).

p.S. Ikarus doesn't normally act like this, but he doesn't get much *ahem* female attention  Big thumbs up.



User currently offlineLeftseat86 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 812 times:

Shut up Dan! Big grin

Ikarus, I know you're blushing...


25 Post contains images Ikarus : EGGD: Are you suggesting I am making a fool of myself because of the presence of a virtual female (who, as everyone knows, are guys 90% of the time)?
26 Post contains images Leftseat86 : You are SUCH a sucker Ikarus! Barcode, he's not usually like this, hes actually a cool guy, smart and funny too! Oh and Hi!
27 Post contains images Ikarus : LeftSeat86: You aren't getting EGGD's joke. I think the "I don't get it" refers to something he said earlier in the trip reports forum to me: " and bt
28 Post contains images Leftseat86 : Ah, thats okay, just be what you want I know you're still a cool dude...
29 Post contains images Leftseat86 : Oh yeah, Barcode, I thought it would be nice if people could attatch a face to your username, so (Look Ikarus!) You actually don't look that bad there
30 Iainhol : >>Iainhol: Thanks for announcing your flight plans. I'll immediately inform Virgin of all the propaganda you publicize against them in these forums. M
31 Post contains images Barcode : This is too amusing - and the photo was taken of me after a night out - you know this thing called a life which most of us aren't supposed to have
32 Post contains images Leftseat86 : We're a crazy bunch eh! I look worse after the so called "Night Out"
33 Iainhol : Barcode I would not worry about the photo, aslong as the girl has 2 arms and 2 legs, Ikarus will hit on her. Iain
34 Ikarus : Errr, why is everyone calling me "dude"? Do I already sound like Keanu Reeves in the "Bill and Ted" movies? I better get back into my books then and d
35 Leftseat86 : Oh, the "acid-dreams" site looks cool, I like the layout and art :0
36 Leftseat86 : Well what am I supposed to call you? Man? Pal? Buddy? Friend? Guy? Person? You decide...
37 Post contains images Barcode : I'm not studying aeronautical engineering - I was studying Linguistics and Astronomy at the UCL until I took some time out to allegedly find myself .
38 Iainhol : >>Iain - too bad for Ikarus that I don't usually go for men then isn't it
39 KROC : Mingya. How sad. A female joins the forums, and all the little hormone crazed teenagers no nuts! Anyway, I'm one of the resident loudmouths of the for
40 Post contains images Barcode : Iain - I usally go after women my dear. Few men interest me in that way - I require outstanding looks, a nice job and sanity I never say no ... so who
41 Iainhol : >>I usally go after women my dear. Few men interest me in that way - I require outstanding looks, a nice job and sanity
42 Post contains images Barcode : Errrrr do I need to spell this out ? I assure you a woman + a woman does indeed calculate I've had few relationships with men - but have only ever bee
43 Iainhol : I still do not understand. That is fine you are gay, especially considering most people in UK are miserable when it is cold; I applaud you for being s
44 Post contains images Barcode : ^ Oh come on, you can't be that dense But yes, I am happy ..
45 KROC : You haven't seen dense until forum member We're Nuts tries to talk American Politics!
46 Iainhol : I am not dense, just incredible pure! Iain
47 Barcode : ... and I'm as pure as the driven slush I assure you ...
48 Post contains images Ikarus : Would not have thought I'd see Iainhol try to make an even bigger fool of himself than me (or so I am told, although I still deny it myself) in this
49 Ikarus : Hi Barcode I'm reviving this already-dead thread for a selfish purpose: As you said you live near LCY, could you give me any hints how to get there an
50 Post contains images EGGD : There are planes at LCY? And i thought it was a political stunt like the millenium dome!
51 Post contains links and images Ikarus : EGGD: Yes, there are planes! I have seen a few from Hyde Park, my flat, and walking along the Thames. LCY definitely is more than a political stunt: I
52 Post contains images Tbar220 : Welcome to the best website on the internet Barcode! Expect to get a ton of attention because you are a female, whether you like the attention or not.
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