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Dulce et Decorum Est - Wilfred Owen - an excerpt

If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood

Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs,

Obscene as cancer, bitter as the cud

Of vile, incurable sores on innocent tongues,

My friend, you would not tell with such high zest

To children ardent for some desperate glory,

The old Lie; Dulce et Decorum est

Pro patria mori.

Owen's poem Dulce et Decorum Est, written during the First World War, was published posthumously in 1920. It brings vividly to life the desperate human misery of warfare, condemning and raging against the "lie" that war is noble. Owen served on the front line in the Manchester Regiment, suffering severe shell shock, and was killed in action on November 4 1918. His mother was informed of his death on Armistice Day, seven days later.

For the full poem go to

LandzDown Lounge / Re: Happy New Year!
« on: December 31, 2012, 08:32:02 PM »
Happy New Year guys!  :GRAFX:

Do you still have the Windows 7 installation DVD? If you do you can use that to boot the computer into startup repair. A good tutorial in respect of this process may be found at:

LandzDown Lounge / Re: Happy Halloween
« on: October 31, 2011, 10:28:05 PM »
Now that you have your Devil's blood in your claws here's something to read from the Hobgoblin:

The Halloween Guide

LandzDown Lounge / Re: Who will be the next poster?
« on: April 30, 2011, 01:03:36 PM »
Eric the Red will not be around for a few hours as he is watching the rerun of the wedding to see if Will has a change of heart  :tease:
So I guess that R-C will come post next.

GR@PH;<'S   :Hammys pint:

I did and he didn't, he decided to marry Catherine instead of me  :look:

Hammy will be along next

LandzDown Lounge / Re: Who will be the next poster?
« on: April 29, 2011, 12:28:57 PM »
No. it's me, fresh from watching the Royal wedding.  :Hammys pint:

Shax next.


Please locate the text file on your desktop and right click on it to bring up the context menu. From that menu click on "Properties". On the General tab you will see the file name;  left click and drag on the file name to highlight the entry and copy/paste the entire text string as it appears in "Properties" into your next reply here


This week all revenue from upgrades to WinPatrol PLUS will be donated to shelter survivors in Japan.Our chosen nonprofit is the organization supported by Rotary International called ShelterBox

For those in the UK please see:

Security Alerts & Briefings / Adobe - Zero day vulnerability
« on: March 14, 2011, 07:46:05 PM »
Adobe have released details of a vulnerability that is currently being exploited and for which there is currently no fix:

This vulnerability (CVE-2011-0609) could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. There are reports that this vulnerability is being exploited in the wild in targeted attacks via a Flash (.swf) file embedded in a Microsoft Excel (.xls) file delivered as an email attachment. At this time, Adobe is not aware of attacks targeting Adobe Reader and Acrobat. Adobe Reader X Protected Mode mitigations would prevent an exploit of this kind from executing.

Please refer to the advisory for full details

Hi Ruth,

Don't assume that the computer is "fixed", these things are pernicious and we need to follow a tried and tested methodology to get you cleaned up. Corrine is the best but we need your help:

  • Please follow the instructions posted above and make sure that you post the requested logs in your next reply.
  • Do not take any action to resolve the issues that may be suggested on any other site, until you get the all clear in this thread - we need to be sure that the actions suggested here have not been compromised by other advice.


LandzDown Lounge / Re: Where in the world?
« on: February 09, 2011, 08:31:28 PM »
Highclere Castle?   Featured in Downton Abbey?   :cheers2:

By the way, R3D, you were correct, must be a fan of period drama  :thumbsup:

LandzDown Lounge / Re: Where in the world?
« on: February 08, 2011, 07:11:33 PM »
You may have seen this place recently, it has been dumbed down for residents of the USA but even they won't escape it. Where is this building?

LandzDown Lounge / Re: Where in the world?
« on: February 05, 2011, 11:07:51 AM »
Is this one of those observation points over the Grand Canyon?

LandzDown Lounge / Re: Where in the world?
« on: February 02, 2011, 01:34:45 PM »

Well done, I thought that I was being a bit cryptic but you saw through me. Another good link for this project is the following:

goodness, there are lots of beautiful women in iceland!

That is so true .... mind that you are not dazzled by that beauty (a phenomenon which normally manifests itself in being the owner of a Viking pattern jumper that you can't remember purchasing; the other route to pullover possession involves Brennivin and a tell-tale headache!).

Where to next?

LandzDown Lounge / Re: Where in the world?
« on: February 01, 2011, 12:13:08 PM »
But of course, it's about time that you revisited my homeland. Now, can you narrow it down to a specific location?

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