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Postby Caz » 20 Mar 2006 16:10

transcription and high quality copies of plates :-

http://members.lycos.co.uk/rapier/alfieri2.htm

Translation to follow one day...

losing six years of work in one hard drive crash has hit the school badly..
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Postby Stunt Weasel » 21 Mar 2006 02:57

You didn't lose any of your translation work did you? I managed to misplace my translation notes in the last move I made and it was about 1/3 of the way done at that time. I couldn't have been more frustrated!

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Postby Caz » 21 Mar 2006 09:30

Stunt Weasel wrote:You didn't lose any of your translation work did you?


uh huh :cry: technically I lost it all....

Been rooting through old back up CDs and have managed to piece together most of it... but there is definitely stuff missing.. :(
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Postby Abomination » 21 Mar 2006 11:08

Caz wrote:
Stunt Weasel wrote:You didn't lose any of your translation work did you?


uh huh :cry: technically I lost it all....

Been rooting through old back up CDs and have managed to piece together most of it... but there is definitely stuff missing.. :(


Ouch :(
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Postby Caz » 21 Mar 2006 11:09

very ouch...

recovered more than I expected.... at first was looking like total loss ...

ah well.... more regular back ups to CD methinks.....
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Postby J Marwood » 21 Mar 2006 11:15

It is also worth backing up on-line as well. I use free email accounts for this (gmail mainly). Just mail a copy of the material to yourself and you have it stored remotely.
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Postby Abomination » 21 Mar 2006 11:21

Maybe as you are now forced to review the material, you will find some new insights that hadn't occoured to you before. That happens to me a lot. Mind you I suspect I'm nowhere as familiar with Silver or Fiore as you are with Alfieri. That & I'm a bit dim & it sometimes takes a while for the penny to drop.

Then again how difficult can rapier be? It's just point & push right?
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Postby J Marwood » 21 Mar 2006 11:23

Don't forget the 'haughty turn away as you run your man through'.

Very important, that.
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Postby Abomination » 21 Mar 2006 11:26

J Marwood wrote:Don't forget the 'haughty turn away as you run your man through'.

Very important, that.


Very stylish right up to the point when he smacks you round the back of the head coz he ain't dead yet.
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Postby J Marwood » 21 Mar 2006 11:30

A gentleman would never do that - he'd just drop to the ground and bleed out like a good chap :)

In all seriousness, I must get round to reading the translations and then doing some training with Caz and gang. I'm not built for rapier but it is interesting.
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Postby Caz » 21 Mar 2006 11:44

you know you are more than welcome to pop along to training any time... only an hour from you in Old Basing...

and... not all of my students are "built for rapier".... doesn't stop them...

Oh...and the haughty turn away saved my neck in training last night... I am queen of the timely void!!!!
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Postby admin » 21 Mar 2006 11:46

Caz wrote:I am queen of the timely void!!!!


In Fiore-speak we would say "I got my head out the way when they tried to hit it".

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Postby Caz » 21 Mar 2006 11:49

not very poetic though :D

At least one of my students has started calling me "ghost" as I'm never there when they try to hit me .....
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Postby Caz » 21 Mar 2006 11:52

Abomination wrote:Then again how difficult can rapier be? It's just point & push right?


I think it's time you came and played with us... :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
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Postby J Marwood » 21 Mar 2006 11:56

Caz wrote:you know you are more than welcome to pop along to training any time... only an hour from you in Old Basing...


I will do - when do you train?
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Postby Caz » 21 Mar 2006 12:06

J Marwood wrote:
Caz wrote:you know you are more than welcome to pop along to training any time... only an hour from you in Old Basing...


I will do - when do you train?


Most Mondays (not 1st monday of month...)
details on website... we are trainging this Monday night.... 8 -10 ...pub after for..er.....debrief....

lemme know if you are coming though...
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Postby J Marwood » 21 Mar 2006 12:21

I'm working up in Cambridge for the time being - certainly until the end of the the month so I can't make weekday training. I'll let you know when I'm coing down.
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Postby Caz » 21 Mar 2006 12:22

cool ...

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Postby Stunt Weasel » 21 Mar 2006 17:17

If it turns out you've got backups on CD of any of the stuff I sent you all those eons ago, let me know. If not, no worries, but I effectively lost all sixteen pages worth of what I had translated because all I ever had was on a disc that I lost. :(

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Postby Caz » 21 Mar 2006 17:21

I'll send you anything I've got... including my translation and the one I was given last year ....
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