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Poll: DC contributurs meeting / beers / get together - Reading - 28th October

Discussion in 'Team OcUK Distributed Computing Projects' started by happytechie, 13 Sep 2006.

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It's in Reading, but when are you available (select all that apply)

Poll closed 30 Sep 2006.
  1. Friday, October 20th

    6 vote(s)
    42.9%
  2. Saturday, October 21st

    10 vote(s)
    71.4%
  3. Friday, October 27th

    8 vote(s)
    57.1%
  4. Saturday, October 28th

    10 vote(s)
    71.4%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. happytechie

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 5,600

    Location: Surrey

    Just a quick post to see if anyone would be interested in a meetup so we can all sit in a pub and drink beer while talking about SETI / Folding / Astronnomy / the youth of today as appropriate?

    Obviously you'll need to be an active DC contributor and the location is open to discussion. I'd sugest Camberley as a good location but there may be some personal reasons for that so any other better options are welcome. I'm fairly sure that a far chunck of the regular DCers are in this sort of area.

    Let me know if anyone is interested and I'll try to sort something out.

    Paul
     
  2. shadowscotland

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 31 May 2006

    Posts: 7,559

    Location: West London

    I was always told never to meet strangers that you meet on the net :p
     
  3. happytechie

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 5,600

    Location: Surrey

    and they don't come much stranger than this lot in here to be fair :D

    ht
     
  4. Biffa

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 30 Oct 2002

    Posts: 15,631

    Location: Surrey

    I'm up for a surrey or london meet, live in surrey work in london :)
     
  5. shadowscotland

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 31 May 2006

    Posts: 7,559

    Location: West London

    Ahhhhh, Camberley - the joys of the M3

    Bit out of my way (especially as weekend/evenings with a 4 month year old are to be treasured :D )

    Could do central london on way home but don't let that sway anyone ;)
     
  6. SiriusB

    Capodecina

    Joined: 16 Dec 2005

    Posts: 14,444

    Location: Manchester

    Manchester!

    I don't drive and im poor, so expensive train trips are somewhat unlikely!

    Besides, all the best pubs are in Manchester anyway... :D

    SiriusB
     
  7. joeyjojo

    Soldato

    Joined: 2 Dec 2005

    Posts: 5,515

    Location: Herts

    :D too true.

    Its a nice idea, but probably impossible for me. Damn Midlands, they're not near anywhere!

    Tis a good idea though. Might attract some looks though, all that DC talk :/
     
  8. BillytheImpaler

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 2 Aug 2005

    Posts: 8,721

    Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA

    New York City!
     
  9. Stan_Lite

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 27 Apr 2004

    Posts: 107,331

    Location: In bed with your sister

    Come on guys, make a bit of effort. If it's organised whilst I'm in the country, I'd love to meet some of you guys and I live nearly as far North as you can get.

    If it's organised in advance so people have time to save up and/or book time off work and at a weekend when less people are working, it's doable.

    Trust me, you'll have a blast. I've been to many forum meets and they're great fun - people with similar interests meeting up for a beer and a laugh - what could be better?

    Stan :)
     
  10. SiriusB

    Capodecina

    Joined: 16 Dec 2005

    Posts: 14,444

    Location: Manchester

    If we do this its a beer or 12 and an all you can eat chinese/indian.

    Can't be doing with silly things like bowling and clubbing like what happens in other meets!

    SiriusB
     
  11. diogenese

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,023

    Location: Temuka, New Zealand

    Sounds like a plan to me:) apart from the fact that I'm pretty poor at organising things :o
     
  12. SiriusB

    Capodecina

    Joined: 16 Dec 2005

    Posts: 14,444

    Location: Manchester

    I am a good organiser of things usually, but only with stuff I am familiar with/places i know etc.

    Leave the organising to someone else. All I need to know is when and where!

    SiriusB
     
  13. rich99million

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 26 Dec 2002

    Posts: 9,348

    Location: Derbyshire

    Maybe in true DC style we could buy a large amount of beer, split it up into manageable sized pieces, distribute it amongst the members and then send the processed units back after....

    ....errr I think my plan may be slightly flawed :o :p


    Well I'd be up for a meet - though like Dio I have the organising abilities of a dead gnat, I am pretty flexible though ( can even sometimes touch my toes :D ) and have a very sensible diesel car which currently does about 20 miles a week so I'd be happy to travel a fair distance as long as there's a reasonably priced place to stay the night the other end

    I'd also be happy to pick anyone up along the way, short skirt and pigtails are completely optional of course ;)
     
  14. happytechie

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 5,600

    Location: Surrey

    Rich, I think your plan is very much along with the DC spirit.

    BUT I sense an almost noticable abount of interest....

    almost :eek:

    so what do people think?

    Paul
     
  15. shadowscotland

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 31 May 2006

    Posts: 7,559

    Location: West London

    I'm swayed - count me in - time and date to be agreed.

    Wouldn't stay the night if within 50 miles of london (not fair on wife) but happy to pick people up on way.
    Alturnatively if it's further afield (say SB house :p ) I'll make it a family outing get a room - spend day with wife and son, and hang out with you lot for a good few hours in the evening. (need to be a saturday for this option)
     
  16. SiriusB

    Capodecina

    Joined: 16 Dec 2005

    Posts: 14,444

    Location: Manchester

    Better let my mum know i'll be having several nutters staying!

    :D

    SiriusB
     
  17. RobOC

    Hitman

    Joined: 11 Nov 2004

    Posts: 522

    I better start growing my hair. :D
     
  18. Stan_Lite

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 27 Apr 2004

    Posts: 107,331

    Location: In bed with your sister

    I take it you already have the short skirt then :p

    As long as it's when I'm at home, I should be able to make it.

    Stan :)
     
  19. Whitestar

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 9 Jul 2004

    Posts: 1,132

    Location: Folding for OcUK

    Depeneds on when and where, but for all intents and purposes count me in!!
     
  20. Pumpkinstew

    Mobster

    Joined: 19 Jan 2005

    Posts: 2,727

    Location: Oxford/Bristol

    Hahahahahahaha.
    :D :D

    I'll put in appearance if I can.