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Old 20-02-18, 08:42 PM
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Tell me something I don't know (literally)

So come on we've all known each other a while now, but there is obviously lots we don't know.

So as I type this I am 17.5 stone. I am pretty badly over weight.

However, when I was a child I was a good dancer. In fact, that would be a massive understatement. I was the best dancer in my school, ran the school's Breakdance crew and we used to put on shows/displays for other schools etc. In fact what with my athletics (I used to run long distance) I was set to be a fantastic dancer.

And then one day I went to a local paddling pool*. It was me, my brother and my (at the time) best friend Lee. We got there OK, had a great water fight etc. Then as we were coming home something went wrong. My brother and Lee crossed the road but I found myself frozen in fear. I didn't look and just ran for it. I was hit full on by a car doing about 40 MPH.

I spent three months in hospital. I broke my left femur, right arm, right leg (below the knee) small fracture to my skull and etc. I was in a really bad way. Even after all of these years I still remember lying on the bed in A&E and saying "I am tired. So tired. I want to sleep" and them freaking out and yelling at me trying to keep me awake. I am pretty sure that had I gone to sleep I would have died. I think it was my body's way of saying "Look mate, you're f****d just let go".

The biggest issue was my femur. These days they would just pin you all up and send you home. But this was 1981 and there were no pins. The only way to repair a broken femur then was to basically strap a load of weights to my lower leg, pull on the bone until it separated, then guide the bone back in, slowly, and release the weight. They called it traction. This took about 10 weeks. 10 weeks of lying in a bed (literally chained to it) and then months of rehab, learning how to walk again and ETC. My left leg is now longer than my right (I'm not joking either).

I did dance a lot after that, but never as gracefully. I'd done my body too much damage for it to become my career.

* for the people in the USA or Aus who may not know what a paddling pool is.. It's a swimming pool sized pool but it's only about 12" deep. They are outdoor (or were, they don't exist any more, thanks health and safety !)

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Old 20-02-18, 09:24 PM
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Had my leg broken for me in Oct 16 playing football (or soccer).

Now have a 6" plate and 11 pins in my leg and can't walk without it being painful.

All cos some knob wanted to "let me know he was there" etc.

My PC is my prized possession closely followed by the Lego UCS Millennium Falcon 75192 I have (but haven't yet built).
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Old 20-02-18, 09:27 PM
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F***, that sounds like a very bad accident, but hey at least your here today. I'm pretty overweight too, Im a 39 year old network engineer and I sit at a desk all they, apart from lunch time when I nip out for a fast foot meal. I also had a bad accident in 2002, i broke my femur and tibia in a motorbike accident head on with a ford mondeo. I also spent 3 1/2 months in hostpital, should have only been six weeks but I got one of them dodgy hospital infections and they had to open it all up a again. Ive still got the pin in the tibia but havent got around to taking it out. The accident was completely my fault, I was drunk, my sister was with me and 5 minutes before the accident I offered to take her home on the back. Thank god i didnt and Thank god I was the only one injured. The drive of the ford mondeo was an off duty firmeman, if it wasnt for him I would be dead because my femoral artery was severed. Ive calmed down a lot since then.

Ive been through a few relationships, but I tend to back out when things get serious.

These days I kind of geek out on IT stuff learning new stuff, at the moment Im learning an application called Zabbix but really need to brush up on my python skills to fully exploit the API's.

With regards to freinds, I kind of keep myself to myself, I live in Paris and most people here party at the weekends, as I have an addictive personality and dont know when to stop, I try to keep away.

Ive been coming back and forth to this forum I think since 2011, I really like the vids Tom does but I really wish he could go a bit deeper with some of the products sometimes but I do understand he has time constraints.

Gaming wise, Fallout series, Fifa and f1 have been the only games I have enjoyed over the past couple of years.

Voila, thats something you dont know, about me
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Old 20-02-18, 09:28 PM
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Had my leg broken for me in Oct 16 playing football (or soccer).

Now have a 6" plate and 11 pins in my leg and can't walk without it being painful.

All cos some knob wanted to "let me know he was there" etc.

My PC is my prized possession closely followed by the Lego UCS Millennium Falcon 75192 I have (but haven't yet built).
It's funny how people think that a broken limb will just heal and that's it, problem solved. It doesn't work like that tbh. If it is cold and wet my entire body hurts. Like I am 80 years old. When I was about 11 I got into a fight with my friend. We had a disagreement over something stupid and it got physical. So I kicked his ass, he goes home crying. About ten minutes later the ba****d comes up behind me and swings a golf club. I stick my hand out, broken thumb. I still kicked his ass again though lmao.

But yeah, that now clicks if I bend it. And hurts all winter.
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Old 20-02-18, 09:35 PM
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F***, that sounds like a very bad accident, but hey at least your here today. I'm pretty overweight too, Im a 39 year old network engineer and I sit at a desk all they, apart from lunch time when I nip out for a fast foot meal. I also had a bad accident in 2002, i broke my femur and tibia in a motorbike accident head on with a ford mondeo. I also spent 3 1/2 months in hostpital, should have only been six weeks but I got one of them dodgy hospital infections and they had to open it all up a again. Ive still got the pin in the tibia but havent got around to taking it out. The accident was completely my fault, I was drunk, my sister was with me and 5 minutes before the accident I offered to take her home on the back. Thank god i didnt and Thank god I was the only one injured. The drive of the ford mondeo was an off duty firmeman, if it wasnt for him I would be dead because my femoral artery was severed. Ive calmed down a lot since then.
Yeah I had a bad slam on a BMX in 2000 and I didn't even own another bike until 2013. It scared me that much. Amazing how when you are young pain doesn't last too long..

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Ive been through a few relationships, but I tend to back out when things get serious.
I never used to be like that at all, but that is how I am becoming now. I was very standoffish with my last wife. I told her I did not want to get married again, didn't see the point (my dreams had been shattered by then).


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With regards to freinds, I kind of keep myself to myself, I live in Paris and most people here party at the weekends, as I have an addictive personality and dont know when to stop, I try to keep away.
That just describes me to a tee tbh. Anything I get involved in I got OTT like crazy. I got addicted to cannabis (people saying it's not addictive talk crap) and E. I totally over did it. I mean, my friends would all smoke and take pills when they went raving. Me? I raved all day lol. Taking pills and smoking crazy amounts. I thought I could only have one obsession, computers. But now I have three, all at the same time. Headphones/amps, bikes AND computers lmao. It's expensive



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Gaming wise, Fallout series, Fifa and f1 have been the only games I have enjoyed over the past couple of years.

Voila, thats me
Yeah pretty much. I don't like F1 but had it not been for Fallout I have a very strong suspicion that PCs and etc would have all fallen to the wayside had it not been for Fallout 4. I didn't like it much when I played it through at launch, but I did still put a good 70 hours into it. Now they've sorted the graphics etc? yeah now I am dumping serious time into it.
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Old 20-02-18, 10:10 PM
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Well you might wonder how i got my name SS it could be i like the film big daddy and chose it myself,, but twas others who baptized me that after saw me in my gear and it just stuck , how so you ask well .....


back in the days of ''standing'' used to do a bit of spearfishing(btw any other fishing fans loitering about?) days of fighting fit could stay under a good 3 n half 4 min easy peasy lemon squeezy











ff to these days and some idiots thought it would be a great idea to put lampposts in the streets i mean come on so many empty fields ... well hit one doing 70 on a bike

hence now im thinking of changing my name to Scuba Wheels been about 9-10 year or so in wheelchair , spleen out plus half digestive track ...boooo
could of been worse could of hit head and brain damage tho doubt ppl would know the difference or could of been tetraplegic not para ,not that life was good to me before but you make do with what you get handed i guess... ppl might say this should of been in FML thread but really what for

been saving up for about 6 year now for something life changing its been a year in the making if interested keep eye out in what purchased recently thread should be in there if all go's to plan in a few days dont wana jinx it im bit excited and anxious at the same time..... grumpy old antisocial git acting like a 5 year old lol
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Old 20-02-18, 10:27 PM
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any accident that land you in intensive care is bad for me was even worse in this backward country woke up after surgery was ok then they gave me some hospital bacteria MRSA so going from just a broke back to life threatening into a coma ,collapsed lungs nearly died 3 times,3 different types of antibiotics igot so weak cos couldnt eat i looked like one of them poor souls in auschwitzn

i was in hospital 3 months without having spinal fusion cos this stuff messed me up so much , i got bed sores the size of a fist finally got transferred to Israeli ,they said one more week and i would of killed over lol if didnt get there immediately stopped over 20 different pills i was been force fed ,got my apatite back right away
they gave me 2 rods to hold my spine in place but was to late by then(your nerves in your spine are made from same kinda cells brain made of so if damaged will not work again-cos they were squished for so long wihtout having spinal fusion it was game over)
fixed up my bed sores , was over there for 8 to 9 months
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Old 20-02-18, 10:49 PM
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Motorbikes are the devil's creation. They really are. I had a Vespa BITD and I came off it twice. I didn't suffer any terrible injuries but I had both forearms covered in thick scabs.

That was enough for me. Both times it wasn't my fault, and my brother's friend died instantly in a crash. I've seen the injuries they cause. My cousin lost a kneecap.
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Old 20-02-18, 11:05 PM
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Some people live normal lives, with the occasional oddity, some of us just end up taking the path less traveled every time we leave the house. I started off life as a member of a "Hippie" commune. Not the drugs and sex hippes, tho there were plenty of both, more the political, organic, save the planet type. That's where I got my nickname, as a matter of fact. After it became obvious we were not changing the planet significantly, my parents joined a cult. Because, you know, change the planet or leave the planet, right? I spent my childhood up to high school not in school, studying religion, and entertaining myself with projects. So, weird, mostly alone, but I was free to do lots of cool stuff. I finished high school on my own, as my view of my place in the world was no longer compatible with living with my family. Joined the Navy as a Nuke Submariner, spent 9 months in a hospital with a hemorrhaging ulcer, and got my discharge. Been in sales and/or technology pretty much ever since.
When I was still a kid I was into bikes in a big way, albeit without the budget anyone else had. I funded my bikes and such by fixing or modding bikes for people, or snatching junkers and selling them refurbed. Used to make choppers and what we called stump jumpers, back before anyone had heard of a mountain bike. When I was 14 I was racing a friend and the rear wheel axle snapped. In that situation the wheel did not skid, it bounced, and I flew off the front and took a long tumble down the road. Ended up with road rash on almost the entire left side of my body, a broken collar bone, cracked ribs, fracture orbital (bone around the eye) broken toes, and a ruptured spleen. Not to worry, we called the minister (cult, remember?) and I got anointed. We called it The Laying On of Hands, and because our minister lived about 1500 miles away, it was over the phone. My mother had some veterinary experience and sussed out that my "hematoma" was likely a little more serious, and we went to a doctor, nominally for a harness to correct my clavicle, but really because my mother was nervous about what turned out to be the spleen. So after confirming with the doctor that I had something that would kill me if not removed, we went home and did a lot of praying. Take from it what you will, but I am still here today, and am a quiet but firm Atheist.
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Old 20-02-18, 11:21 PM
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I'm not really an atheist. I was raised Christian and we did go to church sometimes but after the bad stuff started happening I lost faith completely.

However, I do believe and would go as far as to say there is an after life. I have had this conclusively proven to me and I don't fool easy. Maybe if there is any interest in that sort of thing (EVP and so on) I will divulge a little more.

I also believe something/some one created us. Whilst science "Definitely proved that we were created by Higgs Boson and therefore there is no afterlife etc !" science is now doing a U-turn as it always does and now all of a sudden DNA is actually code. Like written, computer code. And it is errors and bugs in that code that makes us who we are, cause cancer and etc.

It has also been scientifically proven recently that when we die our brains go into overload and stay active for a long time after death.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/sc...-a7620131.html

What is it doing? uploading code, maybe? transferring code?

Seriously, I wouldn't be so quick to be an atheist. I have also read studies by ITC researchers that says that when you die you go to where you believe you will go.

It sounds to me like you've been the victim of some sort of over done religious nut house. When I was a kid my friend's mother died because her religion wouldn't let her have a blood transfusion. Now that is hard core.

I am a very logical sort of person. I believe there is most certainly a higher power, or, some one/thing that created us be him or her alive or dead, and I definitely believe there is an afterlife. The sort of stuff I have heard and seen have absolutely confirmed it for me.
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