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Re: Platitude (thread)

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Posted: 22 Minutes ago by: RustyHinge

Yes, but the alcohol helped.

Re: Platitude (thread)

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Posted: 24 Minutes ago by: RustyHinge

Depends on the bactrians.

Re: Platitude (thread)

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Posted: 26 Minutes ago by: John Williamson

The main "safe to drink" thing with small beer was the way the water was heated to above the lethal temperature for most bugs and diseases during the brewing process. The incohol then kept it sterile (ish). We've all had bad beer....

Re: Ye Mobile Shedds (thread)

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Posted: 42 Minutes ago by: maus

My daughter, eldest, hired a motor home and filled it with her nieces and nephews, and went touring, and then discovered a problem. Nobody will allow you to discharge unwanted stuff in their front garden, so there was a lot of searching

Re: Ar Rob's hatch shutting ceremony (thread)

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Posted: 47 Minutes ago by: RustyHinge

Please add my condolences and apologies for being unable to attend - I would attend if I could attend.

Re: Platitude (thread)

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Posted: 51 Minutes ago by: maus

After the first bottle, who cares?. Someone did research on building workers in the UK back around 1800. They were allowed a lot of beer every day. I knew west of ireland building workers in around 1960 or so, who would drink a bottle of

Re: Eurovision (thread)

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Posted: 52 Minutes ago by: Tone

And what pray is wrong with that? Tone

Re: Beware, patio cleaning in progress, hold your noses. (thread)

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Posted: 54 Minutes ago by: Tone

I have always loved rugby and regret that I was never very good at it. Was taught the game by Bryn Meredith, Welch hooker back then, who was our PT master at fpubby in the 50s. I've seen him score a try with about six sixth formers han

Re: Eurovision (thread)

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Posted: 1 Hour 1 Minute ago by: maus

I knew a man who, in desperation, got a job on the North Sea Oil rigs as a stand up comedian. The customers at that time were mostly Yorkshire men. Yorkshire people have a completely different sense of humor than the rest of humanity (Exc

Re: Platitude (thread)

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Posted: 1 Hour 5 Minutes ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

Yes - and AIUI the alcohol helped keep it that way.

Re: Eurovision (thread)

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Posted: 1 Hour 6 Minutes ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

I gather that mining bitcoins now costs more in electricity than it makes in bitcoins.

Re: Eurovision (thread)

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Posted: 1 Hour 9 Minutes ago by: maus

Even as we speak. Not sure (And don't tell les angles) what the irish economy would be like if pfizer laundered its profits through some other country (Croatia, for instance) instead of Ireland. With 57 BILLION dollars rise in prof

Re: Eurovision (thread)

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Posted: 1 Hour 17 Minutes ago by: maus

Do tell what other parts of the world were booming in the 1930's? I got a bitcoining computer breadboard some years ago, and discovered that that it really needed a 2000+ watt powersupply, so I dumped it

Re: Platitude (thread)

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Posted: 1 Hour 17 Minutes ago by: Chris Elvidge

IIRC to make beer (small or large) you boil malted barley in water to extract the fermentable sugars prior to fermentation. Was it possibly boiling the water that made beer better to drink than raw water?

Re: Beware, patio cleaning in progress, hold your noses. (thread)

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Posted: 1 Hour 27 Minutes ago by: maus

I dislike rugby. My nephew was chosen (Yes, he was one of the chosen :) for one of the top teams here. He was a small lad, but full of fire. As part of curing that, he was put on a body-building diet, reacted to it, and come down with suc

Re: Eurovision (thread)

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Posted: 1 Hour 45 Minutes ago by: Don Stockbauer

It's really rare to find an old coin like that in circulation.

Re: Legal Sheddi to the bridge (thread)

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Posted: 1 Hour 52 Minutes ago by: Tone

Got a visit from two nice lady PCs from York this morning. They have been trying to contact me with regard to my written complaint to Scarborough police about EG since 6th May! Didn't have my phone number, they reckon! Seems Scarborou

Re: Platitude (thread)

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Posted: 2 Hours 13 Minutes ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

Small beer was usually around 1% - no idea how effective it was, research needed, gizza grant.

Re: Ye Mobile Shedds (thread)

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Posted: 2 Hours 16 Minutes ago by: Tone

Yes, that the X^4's son has used as an excuse to inform the DVLA that I shouldn't be driving, 17 months later, after me having taken his mum out in my car on numerous occasions in the interim (that isn't the car, it's a Fiat) without s

Re: Eurovision (thread)

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Posted: 2 Hours 18 Minutes ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

Ireland and Greece at least (I don't know about Portugal) bought the consequences on themselves. Greece lied about the state of its tax revenues and Ireland let the Celtic Tiger run rampant and dodgy, there are still unsellable properti

Re: Ar Rob's hatch shutting ceremony (thread)

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Posted: 2 Hours 59 Minutes ago by: Nick Odell

As an owner of the un-ROTted version of this first name I suppose I ought to ROT my plus one. So: +13 Will be thinking of you all. Nick

Re: Ye Mobile Shedds (thread)

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Posted: 2 Hours 59 Minutes ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <t5tamq$65q$5@dont-email.me>, Tone <tone@email.com> on Mon, 16 May 2022 at 11:57:30 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote I remember. You had a little problem with its replacement.

Re: Platitude (thread)

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Posted: 3 Hours 3 Minutes ago by: Richard Robinson

What concentration of alcohol does it take, to kill Germs ?

Re: Platitude (thread)

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Posted: 3 Hours 8 Minutes ago by: Richard Robinson

Orrgebbg !

Re: Eurovision (thread)

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Posted: 3 Hours 10 Minutes ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <slrnt846kn.3so.maus@dmaus.org>, maus <maus@dmaus.org> on Mon, 16 May 2022 at 09:34:15 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote Prey expand on the secondary meaning. ROT13 is allowed, if appropriate.

Re: Eurovision (thread)

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Posted: 3 Hours 12 Minutes ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <slrnt8463k.3so.maus@dmaus.org>, maus <maus@dmaus.org> on Mon, 16 May 2022 at 09:25:08 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote Churchill, disastrously, took us onto the Gold Standard, taking away control of our currency, and

Re: Eurovision (thread)

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Posted: 3 Hours 12 Minutes ago by: Nick Odell

Nice one. Colon, dash close bracket. N.

Re: Eurovision (thread)

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Posted: 3 Hours 18 Minutes ago by: Richard Robinson

Crowd-psychology is an added extra.

Re: Eurovision (thread)

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Posted: 3 Hours 21 Minutes ago by: Richard Robinson

And this was before chipshops, cinemas or buses had been invented, so no-one'd give you change for it.

Re: Eurovision (thread)

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Posted: 3 Hours 24 Minutes ago by: Richard Robinson

At least some of what puts me off is the 'full spectrum dominance' production. But not all. He put a 4-song acoustic set up on Bandcamp, early in lockdown.I thought "OOh, good", listened to about a song-and-a-half and thought "Oh, the pa

Re: Platitude (thread)

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Posted: 3 Hours 24 Minutes ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

Indeed, diluted wine being the other common option.

Re: Beware, patio cleaning in progress, hold your noses. (thread)

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Posted: 3 Hours 35 Minutes ago by: Richard Robinson

Is it something to do with Flower Arrangement ?

Re: Eurovision (thread)

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Posted: 3 Hours 52 Minutes ago by: ChrisND@privacy.net

C'rect! Chris

Re: Ar Rob's hatch shutting ceremony (thread)

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Posted: 4 Hours ago by: The Nomad

I hereby send my apologies for absence - you may go 'in loco shedde' (not loco-shed obv) Sure you'll find the worms Avpx

Ar Rob's hatch shutting ceremony

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Posted: 4 Hours 6 Minutes ago by: Tone

.... will take place 1st June 2 pm at Babworth Crematorium Straight Mile, Babworth, Nottinghamshire, DN22 8FJ A wake will follow. I hope to be there. I've arranged to stay at a caravan site nearby. It's an open invite, but I am happy to

Re: Eurovision (thread)

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Posted: 4 Hours 12 Minutes ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <slrnt846b1.3so.maus@dmaus.org>, maus <maus@dmaus.org> on Mon, 16 May 2022 at 09:29:05 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote I do not know about rationing in Ireland. During WW2 the UK experienced rationing of all fuels. I

Re: Ye Mobile Shedds (thread)

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Posted: 4 Hours 13 Minutes ago by: Tone

Mine is the caravan. The motorhome isn't mine. Post boat I did have a Hymer but sold it, unfortunately. Wish I hadn't. Tone

Re: Beware, patio cleaning in progress, hold your noses. (thread)

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Posted: 4 Hours 14 Minutes ago by: maus

Funny you should write that, my nephew visited on saturday, and was saying that. I retorted a story of a man I knew that had a block of property forcibly taken over by a council and was compensated for it, around 5,000 pounds or so, in th

Re: Platitude (thread)

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Posted: 4 Hours 15 Minutes ago by: Tone

And I have a very large stomach, that requires a lot of alcohol on a regular basis. Tone

Re: Beware, patio cleaning in progress, hold your noses. (thread)

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Posted: 4 Hours 16 Minutes ago by: Tone

+1 (except rugby). Tone

Re: Platitude (thread)

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Posted: 4 Hours 16 Minutes ago by: Tone

Small beer Tone

Re: Eurovision (thread)

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Posted: 4 Hours 17 Minutes ago by: Tone

Yes, quite right. It was my unforgettery that was wrong. That also meant that the CMS got twice as much. Tone

Re: Eurovision (thread)

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Posted: 4 Hours 46 Minutes ago by: Jim S

In article <t5s9cl$6qd$2@dont-email.me>, rusty.hinge@foobar.girolle.co.uk says... It was a wren! Golden Hind was on back of halfpenny.

Re: Eurovision (thread)

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Posted: 4 Hours 49 Minutes ago by: Peter

I unforget coupons being issued and seem to recall that they were never used

Re: Beware, patio cleaning in progress, hold your noses. (thread)

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Posted: 4 Hours 50 Minutes ago by: Nick Odell

Only last night I loaded a bunch of Scott stories onto my mp3 player to listen to while I am out and about. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000yv53/episodes/guide They are not available on line at the moment: I downloaded them a whil

Re: Beware, patio cleaning in progress, hold your noses. (thread)

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Posted: 4 Hours 52 Minutes ago by: Peter

Wot's the FA cup?

Re: Platitude (thread)

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Posted: 4 Hours 54 Minutes ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

In times before water purification a little alcohol was a very good thing.

Re: Beware, patio cleaning in progress, hold your noses. (thread)

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Posted: 4 Hours 55 Minutes ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

<raises hand> - you can add a long list of sporting contests to that.

Re: Beware, patio cleaning in progress, hold your noses. (thread)

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Posted: 4 Hours 57 Minutes ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

Yep - the best gambling deal in the country is prize bonds, on average over a long period and many bonds you only lose the difference between inflation and the tiny amount of interest allocated to payouts. Lotto on average you lose 50

Re: Beware, patio cleaning in progress, hold your noses. (thread)

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Posted: 5 Hours 4 Minutes ago by: RustyHinge

There certainl is: I couldn't give a gbff.

Re: Eurovision (thread)

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Posted: 5 Hours 8 Minutes ago by: RustyHinge

But nosedives when Elon Musk (sp?) flogs some shares to get some readies prop-up his bid for Twatter.

Re: Eurovision (thread)

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Posted: 5 Hours 8 Minutes ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

Sounds about right. Er no. That slope was well in place long before countries (reluctantly and against protest) abandoned the gold standard for something that could scale with the real source of wealth (at that time industrial produc

Re: Platitude (thread)

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Posted: 5 Hours 30 Minutes ago by: maus

Some people should not drink alcohol, and should not be urged to. Thats an eternal truth. I think Cana is now in lebanon. St. paul told us to drink a little wine `for our stomach sake'

Re: Ye Mobile Shedds (thread)

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Posted: 5 Hours 36 Minutes ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <t5s1gb$s40$1@dont-email.me>, Tone <tone@email.com> on Mon, 16 May 2022 at 00:14:19 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote Looks nice, but which one do you sleep in? The one with 5 wheels or 2, or both?

Re: Eurovision (thread)

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Posted: 5 Hours 36 Minutes ago by: maus

Real Wren on the irish ones. `Wren' had a secondary meaning in Hiberno-English..

Re: Eurovision (thread)

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Posted: 5 Hours 39 Minutes ago by: ChrisND@privacy.net

+1 - Sad but true Chris

Re: Eurovision (thread)

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Posted: 5 Hours 41 Minutes ago by: maus

From a probably faulty memory, I think that there was a proposal in the '70's that fuel rationing be brought in. It failed when a Mafia store was raided in Noo Jerk and there were large amounts of fake coupons discovered.

Re: Eurovision (thread)

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Posted: 5 Hours 45 Minutes ago by: maus

As far as I remember, England (and Ireland, which based its currency on sterling then) stopped including silver in its coins about 1947. That was the start of the slippery slope that is only now biting us all on the asses now, with many c

Re: Beware, patio cleaning in progress, hold your noses. (thread)

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Posted: 5 Hours 49 Minutes ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <slrnt845ip.3so.maus@dmaus.org>, maus <maus@dmaus.org> on Mon, 16 May 2022 at 09:16:09 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote Well who did, so that I can yawn, turn over and go to sleep?

Re: Beware, patio cleaning in progress, hold your noses. (thread)

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Posted: 5 Hours 54 Minutes ago by: maus

``Is there a man with soul so dead, that never to himself has said "Who won the FA cup?/"'

Re: Ye Mobile Shedds (thread)

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Posted: 5 Hours 56 Minutes ago by: Peter

Sounds like fun - enjoy!

Re: Beware, patio cleaning in progress, hold your noses. (thread)

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Posted: 5 Hours 58 Minutes ago by: maus

As I understand it. Again, the sensible ones do. I knew a man that had a bookie business, and forgot to lay off a suspect bet. Its a fairly savage business. My friend dies later in NYCity. I think lotto and all that is really a `stupidi

Re: Legal Sheddi to the bridge (thread)

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Posted: 6 Hours 30 Minutes ago by: Tone

Ta Tone

Re: Eurovision (thread)

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Posted: 6 Hours 57 Minutes ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

Re: Beware, patio cleaning in progress, hold your noses. (thread)

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Posted: 8 Hours ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

It may well be possible but GTK key binding customisation is not for the faint hearted - I certainly wouldn't attempt it with any confidence.

Re: Beware, patio cleaning in progress, hold your noses. (thread)

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Posted: 8 Hours 24 Minutes ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)

Hmm, That was what I thought I'd done. Since its a Microsoft product, I guess anything can happen. I may have to find a way to use Tbird at some time if everyone goes 2 factor authentication like Google are threatening to do on gmail, as

Re: Beware, patio cleaning in progress, hold your noses. (thread)

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Posted: 8 Hours 30 Minutes ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)

Sorry have no idea what you are on about. Is this some kind of sporting reference? Brian

Re: Platitude (thread)

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Posted: 13 Hours 28 Minutes ago by: RustyHinge

<Baby Grumplin> "Glop!" </Grumplin>

Re: Eurovision (thread)

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Posted: 13 Hours 37 Minutes ago by: RustyHinge

No. In fact shops received more than the amount of merchandise represented by residents of the area to allow for visitors. Got one from most of the shopkeepers.

Re: Eurovision (thread)

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Posted: 13 Hours 42 Minutes ago by: RustyHinge

Mayflower IIRC

Re: Legal Sheddi to the bridge (thread)

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Posted: 13 Hours 48 Minutes ago by: RustyHinge

No. Telling thev truth about anthing or anbody is not a crime or even a tort unless it is contravening something like the Official Secrets Act(s). IANAL so check any advice I give, but you could get an injunction against him, but to s

Re: Eurovision (thread)

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Posted: 15 Hours 46 Minutes ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <t5rvpi$i1k$1@dont-email.me>, RustyHinge <rusty.hinge@foobar. girolle.co.uk> on Sun, 15 May 2022 at 23:45:06 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote I am not old enough to know the answer to this, but weren't coupons suppos

Re: Beware, patio cleaning in progress, hold your noses. (thread)

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Posted: 15 Hours 53 Minutes ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <slrnt82bj1.7rk.maus@dmaus.org>, maus <maus@dmaus.org> on Sun, 15 May 2022 at 16:46:25 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote Heard of Page down? Best option would be for you to ditch the signature. Reading your message

Ye Mobile Shedds

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Posted: 15 Hours 56 Minutes ago by: Tone

Just saying it is great to get ye mobile shedd out and about on fairly local farm sites. Just waking up and seeing a diffent horizon is very theraputic. This coming weak end we are oft for a night close to Beverley, for a village hall c

Re: Beware, patio cleaning in progress, hold your noses. (thread)

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Posted: 16 Hours 4 Minutes ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <gSegK.648071$Lc1.326621@fx12.ams1>, Sam Plusnet <not@home.com> on Sun, 15 May 2022 at 23:09:16 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote So a Hundred to one bet was only a Thirty to one bet? I thought bookies layed off (I th

Re: Beware, patio cleaning in progress, hold your noses. (thread)

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Posted: 16 Hours 9 Minutes ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <gs128h1do75reemad1aug6rshm9rvngqjo@4ax.com>, Nick Odell <nick@themusicworkshop.plus.com> on Sun, 15 May 2022 at 15:05:20 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote After looking it up. The Gambling Act of 1845 made them 'debts

Re: Eurovision (thread)

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Posted: 16 Hours 17 Minutes ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <t5rvbv$ed9$1@dont-email.me>, Tone <tone@email.com> on Sun, 15 May 2022 at 23:37:51 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote I thought that was ha'pennies, my farthings all have a Jenny Wren on the reverse.

Re: Platitude (thread)

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Posted: 16 Hours 18 Minutes ago by: Tone

I think you miss the point about current miracles. Tone

Legal Sheddi to the bridge

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Posted: 16 Hours 20 Minutes ago by: Tone

I have now been summonsededed to attend an interview at Scarborough Ecilop Station as the X^4's son has put in a counter claim that I am harassing HIM! (This guy with a conviction for harassing a whole Scottish town!) He threatened to de

Re: Eurovision (thread)

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Posted: 16 Hours 25 Minutes ago by: RustyHinge

In 1950 or '51 I took my coupons into a rather snotty sweetshop in Frinton, in which town I was at bawdy fpubby, and the proprietrix said: "Are you a resident? If you're not, I can't serve you." I thought: "oSd you, you snotty umman,

Re: Platitude (thread)

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Posted: 16 Hours 26 Minutes ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <t5qoog$jod$2@dont-email.me>, RustyHinge <rusty.hinge@foobar. girolle.co.uk> on Sun, 15 May 2022 at 12:38:56 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote Never actually tried one. Had one land on me one morning while sitting eati

Re: Eurovision (thread)

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Posted: 16 Hours 33 Minutes ago by: Tone

Ship Farthings were collected by the Congregational Missionary Society. (There was a depiction of a sailing ship on the B side) Tone

Re: Eurovision (thread)

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Posted: 16 Hours 39 Minutes ago by: RustyHinge

I have a small tin of farthings somewhere - by small, I mean Mitcham Mints tin size, and the tin is about four fifths full.

Re: Platitude (thread)

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Posted: 16 Hours 40 Minutes ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <t5rue0$aiv$1@dont-email.me>, RustyHinge <rusty.hinge@foobar. girolle.co.uk> on Sun, 15 May 2022 at 23:21:52 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote Personally I cannot stand the stuff. Tastes of worms and soil.[42] [42] wha

Re: Platitude (thread)

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Posted: 16 Hours 42 Minutes ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <t5rb95$p61$1@dont-email.me>, Tone <tone@email.com> on Sun, 15 May 2022 at 17:55:01 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote In this argument what does it does it matter whether the water to wine was or was not incoholic, as J

Re: Platitude (thread)

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Posted: 16 Hours 49 Minutes ago by: RustyHinge

<Lance Percival> And if you like beetroot I'll be true to you. </Percy> Recently, beetroot has been fingered as the new superfood.

Re: Eurovision (thread)

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Posted: 17 Hours 1 Minute ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <20220515134642.f487ebd251ef5985327b1db6@eircom.net>, Ahem A Rivet's Shot <steveo@eircom.net> on Sun, 15 May 2022 at 13:46:42 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote I doubt it, these were issued in the 1790's and weighed in

Re: Beware, patio cleaning in progress, hold your noses. (thread)

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Posted: 17 Hours 1 Minute ago by: Sam Plusnet

If the bookie has sommat in their terms and conditions which would limit the maximum payout, that would also be legal (I imagine).

Re: Platitude (thread)

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Posted: 17 Hours 6 Minutes ago by: Sam Plusnet

I have my doubts about barnacle geese.

Re: Lee Anderson is quite right (thread)

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Posted: 17 Hours 19 Minutes ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <20220514222642.1a37c0f5fe36a76b4cd2b442@eircom.net>, Ahem A Rivet's Shot <steveo@eircom.net> on Sat, 14 May 2022 at 22:26:42 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote Still waiting for Becket's explanation of "Ogod".

Re: Eurovision (thread)

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Posted: 18 Hours 1 Minute ago by: maus

Farthing was real money, I remember them well.

Re: Eurovision (thread)

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Posted: 18 Hours 30 Minutes ago by: Peter

Sam Plusnet <not@home.com> wrote in news:bjdgK.452632$2OB.51327@fx09.ams1: Likewise fruit chews. Sold in fpubby, it was good ohfvarff for the dentist.

Re: Eurovision (thread)

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Posted: 18 Hours 46 Minutes ago by: Don Stockbauer

I received an 1888 American one cent piece in ordinary change the other day; it has a wreath on the tailside, on the head side is a Native American with a headdress . the question becomes how is it even possible that it wasn't grabbed o

Re: Eurovision (thread)

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Posted: 18 Hours 47 Minutes ago by: Sam Plusnet

One of my grandfathers was the first 'Lollypop' men in our village & he would give me a penny as I walked home from school. I would then spend it in Grandma's[1] shop. [1] T'other lot of grandparents. Blackjacks were a farthing each, or

Re: Lee Anderson is quite right (thread)

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Posted: 18 Hours 54 Minutes ago by: Sam Plusnet

"We've struck bronze! I think it's the ruins of an Art Gallery."

Re: Lee Anderson is quite right (thread)

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Posted: 18 Hours 59 Minutes ago by: Sam Plusnet

I never heard so much as a whisper about that one. I would have expected it to leak.

Re: Recommended for bored (not bored) sheddi (thread)

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Posted: 19 Hours 1 Minute ago by: Sam Plusnet

And today, Harold is the Head of Light Entertainment.

Re: Eurovision (thread)

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Posted: 20 Hours 53 Minutes ago by: maus

My hoard of old pennies contain some very worn ones, only the ones with clear inscriptions are worth anything. As I wrote, they are not really accessible to me any more, and householders around here are liable to look unkindly on strangers

Re: Platitude (thread)

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Posted: 21 Hours 5 Minutes ago by: Peter

And which country it comes from. Spanish morcilla de Burgos is similar to our black pudding in texture but rather milder in flavour.

Re: Eurovision (thread)

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Posted: 21 Hours 25 Minutes ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

Oh wow - I had never even heard of those. I stand corrected.

Re: Platitude (thread)

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Posted: 21 Hours 39 Minutes ago by: John Williamson

As far as I can tell, the unique ingredient that makes it Black Pudding is blood. Veggie versions tend to replace the blood with beetroot.

Re: Beware, patio cleaning in progress, hold your noses. (thread)

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Posted: 21 Hours 41 Minutes ago by: John Williamson

Most news readers use a line containing only dash, dash, space, line return to designate the start of the .sig file. This is, I believe, part of the usenet standard specification. Using Thunderbird, I get to read the entire file, then wh

Re: Platitude (thread)

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Posted: 21 Hours 44 Minutes ago by: RustyHinge

Most suet-based puddings are high grain content. White pudding is 2 parts oatmeal to 1 part chopped suet, chopped On!on, salt, (sometimes) pepper or other spice. Sweet pudding is the same proportions of suet and oatmeal, raisins, sult

Re: Eurovision (thread)

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Posted: 22 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

'Cartwheel' pennies were much larger than pennies ou could spend, both in diameter and in thickness. Being copper rather than bronze, they wore very quickly and it was quite rare to see one with really clear detail.

Re: Platitude (thread)

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Posted: 22 Hours 15 Minutes ago by: Tone

Possibly the same informant who is trying to tell the world that when/if Big J turned water into wine it wasnay alcoholic? Tone

Re: Beware, patio cleaning in progress, hold your noses. (thread)

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Posted: 22 Hours 24 Minutes ago by: maus

Hey, forget Eurovision. Lets hear it for the Scousers.

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Posted: 22 Hours 26 Minutes ago by: maus

I think that, sadly, is true in Ireland as well.

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Posted: 22 Hours 28 Minutes ago by: maus

There is one concrete law in legal matters, the lawyers always win. All that about gambling being extra-legal, I hear lots of stories recently about young people being caught for ginormous sums by internet gambling. Stories of credit

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Posted: 1 Day 1 Hour ago by: Nick Odell

I have no idea what the situation is in Ireland but in the UK, the Gambling Act 2005 has a few words to say about enforceability. TLDR: if the gambling is legal the debts are enforceable. Nick

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Posted: 1 Day 1 Hour ago by: Nick Odell

There was a first-century sect that claimed Jesus and his followers were vegetarians and the locust thing with JtB was really locust beans. I'm not quite sure how they got around stories of Jesus' cooking of fish on the shores of Galilee

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Posted: 1 Day 1 Hour ago by: Nick Odell

MTAAW. I don't have very much of his more recent material at all and although, IMO, some of his recent songs are very good indeed, IMO there aren't enough of 'em on one CD to make me want to buy it and also IMO the very good indeed song

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Posted: 1 Day 2 Hours ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

Usually found on the road after horses have passed[2]. [2] Take that both ways.

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Posted: 1 Day 2 Hours ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

That would be the cultured meat outfits, currently running at not much above the cost of animal meat down from several thousand times the cost. The last news I heard was that some of them have managed to eliminate animal products from t

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Posted: 1 Day 2 Hours ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

I am very sure I'm not the only one here who unforgets spending those pennies, you could get a lot of blackjacks for one. The threepence I used to get for a bus fare to the infants school (I was five) ohled a nice big bag of sweets if I

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Posted: 1 Day 2 Hours ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

Not so sure about the population size keeping it down but the lack of easily available resources would scupper any attempt at rebuilding from there. I doubt there's even much decent flint left under the Downs and as for surface metals w

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Posted: 1 Day 2 Hours ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)

And now lets have a big hand for Patty O'Cleaner. Actually, I prefer reading top posted stuff myself as it can take an age to cursor down to the bottom only to find the person has said, Me too or ha ha. Unfortunately, when you don't use

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Posted: 1 Day 2 Hours ago by: John Williamson

That seems about right, and the population size would make sure we stayed that way, as a population that size can not support the high tech stuff, such as the energy distribution systems we would need we need to expand the population.

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Posted: 1 Day 2 Hours ago by: Richard Robinson

I have been told that vegetarian black pudding is not bad to eat. I dunno, don't think I've tasted it. I have eaten BPs that didsn't make any veggy claims, but the ingreediments list showed them to be ~80% grain - not nice, you might be b

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Posted: 1 Day 3 Hours ago by: Richard Robinson

Beans that swarm ?

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Posted: 1 Day 3 Hours ago by: Richard Robinson

Curses ! The Foodrays !

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Posted: 1 Day 3 Hours ago by: Richard Robinson

Don't the horses complain ? They're not usually carnivorous.

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Posted: 1 Day 3 Hours ago by: Richard Robinson

I have a vague memory (with no backup or references, obv.) of someone Doing Some Sums, resulting in an estimate that the UK would support a hunter-gatherer population of maybe a hundred thousand humans.

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Posted: 1 Day 3 Hours ago by: Richard Robinson

TBH, I was disappointed with the CD. Several of the songs struck me as mot exactly the best that a thousand years could have come up with; (temporarily) popular or not. But this has been happening with Mr. Thompson, for me. Listenm to

Re: Platitude (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 3 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

Slim raes. ~(A bit behind) some biblical references to 'locusts' are to locust beans, a case in point if my informant was crect.

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Posted: 1 Day 3 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

It surprises me not - very similar construction to prawns, I'd imagine.

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Posted: 1 Day 3 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

Never heard of horse apples. Just some reaining factoid from 'A'-level RK.

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Posted: 1 Day 4 Hours ago by: Peter

Watched it last night. First time I've watched the song contest for a couple of decades. It wasn't nearly as bad as I expected - some dismal dirges but a lot of quite catchy tunes there. I enjoyed the Serapu entry sung in Breton (I imagi

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Posted: 1 Day 4 Hours ago by: Peter

Molishes sense. "Popular" is a rather short-term attribute, on the whole.

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Posted: 1 Day 5 Hours ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <slrnt8196b.3io.maus@dmaus.org>, maus <maus@dmaus.org> on Sun, 15 May 2022 at 06:59:23 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote I always thought that, in general, betting contracts were unenforceable at law. IANAL so I may be

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Posted: 1 Day 5 Hours ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <20220515065658.3e610875d9292fd0909f3396@eircom.net>, Ahem A Rivet's Shot <steveo@eircom.net> on Sun, 15 May 2022 at 06:56:58 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote Or locust gonads?

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Posted: 1 Day 5 Hours ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <slrnt819i2.3io.maus@dmaus.org>, maus <maus@dmaus.org> on Sun, 15 May 2022 at 07:05:39 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote I currently have a couple of silver sixpences, are they worth more than my couple of currant accou

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Posted: 1 Day 5 Hours ago by: Tone

You'd think they would be easier eaten longways. John the B liked 'em with wild honey, allegedly. Tone

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Posted: 1 Day 6 Hours ago by: Peter

Goodness gracious.

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Posted: 1 Day 6 Hours ago by: Kerr-Mudd, John

Soytenly not.

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Posted: 1 Day 6 Hours ago by: Kerr-Mudd, John

The nail got a dull orange cour but it flaked off easily- I'd expected shiby! cgleaming! copper coating just like the real thing. (Next up was gonig to be fake gold nails, obv.)

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Posted: 1 Day 6 Hours ago by: Kerr-Mudd, John

Dunno. Like I said Modern Art - Feh. Maybe about the time of the submarine made out of old tyres.

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Posted: 1 Day 7 Hours ago by: Thomas Prufer

I have recipe for vegetarian burger patty that uses black beans, crumbly feta cheese, cashews for crunch, and a few other odd ingredients. It makes a pleasing texture, and doesn't try to imitate meat, but has a very nice taste of its own

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Posted: 1 Day 8 Hours ago by: maus

I've been in the east. Locust insects are widely eaten.

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Posted: 1 Day 8 Hours ago by: maus

Almost anything is better now than bank accounts. My bank is charging on accounts over one million, not that I have such money. I used buy rare stamps, I think that the album is worth more than the stamps now. Chucked a bag of old coins

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Posted: 1 Day 8 Hours ago by: maus

Having a drink one night, in a now closed bar, people were coming in and joshing the local bookie about another customer whose accumulator had gone over 1000%. He pointed that there was a sign in his business saying winnings were limited

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Posted: 1 Day 8 Hours ago by: Thomas Prufer

I would know what to do with a waiting slab of Stilton; I like my cheeses well-matured. Thomas Prufer

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Posted: 1 Day 9 Hours ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

No no it must be real, Jerry Lee Lewis sang about it before I was born.

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Posted: 1 Day 9 Hours ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

Like horse apples but smaller ?

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Posted: 1 Day 10 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

500 amps is currentl quite a lot, but at what voltage?

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Posted: 1 Day 11 Hours ago by: Mark P. Nelson

You don't look that old.

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Posted: 1 Day 13 Hours ago by: John Williamson

That as well.

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Posted: 1 Day 13 Hours ago by: John Williamson

I expect that the Laundry and Bob Howard will know (The Government department that deals with computing and magic in the Charles Stross books.)

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Posted: 1 Day 14 Hours ago by: Tone

Joe was on Jules this evening. Apparently he now has 500 guitars (and 500 amps). I guess they are a betterer investment than the bank account. Tone

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Posted: 1 Day 15 Hours ago by: Mike Fleming

It may mean that it was made by a very camp vegetarian.

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Posted: 1 Day 15 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

Those locusts were locust beans

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Posted: 1 Day 17 Hours ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

Try mincing this vegetarian and you'll soon find out.

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Posted: 1 Day 17 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

That sounds more like nitrogen tri-iodide. What I would call Fake News

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Posted: 1 Day 17 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

I'm fairly sure an accumulator is some kind of bet.

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Posted: 1 Day 17 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

Except on submarines - where getting salt water in the battery compartment does produce chlorine - not much fun when underwater & no fresh air available.

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Posted: 1 Day 17 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

Is it acceptable to mince vegetarians? Well, I suppose it all deep ends on... (Cont'd P 94)

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Posted: 1 Day 17 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

I had a book, magazine, w.h.y? which reproduced a photo of a person print on the ceiling of a workshop. The tyre-inflator had been walking over a *BIG* wheel whose tyre was being overinflated. He didn't live long enough to learn anythi

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Posted: 1 Day 17 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

I don't know. Maybe it's the drink.

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Posted: 1 Day 17 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

Should have done: should also have worked without the battery by ion-exchange. connecting the battery the wrong way round would als cause failure...

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Posted: 1 Day 17 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

I'm fokllowing the dicta of my physics teacher, who not only taught the subject, but wrote well-considered textbooks on the subject, and I'd take *his* definitions over any bunch of (mainly) arts graduates, however distinguished.

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Posted: 1 Day 17 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

I'm sure that just 'proves' that the Beeb is stuffed full of lefty extremists.

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Posted: 1 Day 17 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

Better than inedible markers.

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Posted: 1 Day 17 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

I had a book called 'How It Works And How It's Done'. I *think* it was in this slim volume that I learned how to make nitroglycerine and maybe gun cotton. As a seeker after bigger and better *BNAG!*s I noted and read more. I'm still h

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Posted: 1 Day 17 Hours ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

Before 120 white painted house bricks appeared in the Tate ? Before Becket's "Breath" ?

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Posted: 1 Day 17 Hours ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

Well OK I have seen one nick a ham sandwich straight out of it's owner's hand, but that's unusual. Well deserved then (from the point of view of the horse).

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Posted: 1 Day 18 Hours ago by: Nick Odell

You've just reminded me that in a cupboard somewhere I have not one but two hand operated mincers. I probably ought to try mincing the mince. Nick

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Posted: 1 Day 18 Hours ago by: Nick Odell

I wonder if, right now, there are laboratories struggling to process rump steak so that it looks, tastes and feels like cauliflower? to make it acceptable to a wider market?[1] Nick [1]I don't wonder about it at all if I'm honest

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Posted: 1 Day 18 Hours ago by: Nick Odell

Anybody not familiar with Richard Thompson's "1000 Years of Popular Music" should go and find one of the concert performances on the toob of ewes. Backstory. In or around 1999 when everybody was going millennium crazy, a magazine asked

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Posted: 1 Day 18 Hours ago by: Kerr-Mudd, John

Sadly not. But it was pre-Tracy Eminem's unmade bed, even before half a shark? "Modern Art" feh.

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Posted: 1 Day 18 Hours ago by: Kerr-Mudd, John

TYVM.

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Posted: 1 Day 18 Hours ago by: Nick Odell

I dunno about that but in various stories it said that the shopkeeper had planned to restore it before putting it up for sale but Joe Bonnamassi had insited on taking it unimproved. Good call, Mr Bonnamassi: scouring in and around the s

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Posted: 1 Day 18 Hours ago by: Nick Odell

Oh no they're not. If you like I'll show you my scar where anorse took a bite out of me. And - on topic - the reason it did that was because I was too slow in putting out its bucket of oats. Nick

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Posted: 1 Day 18 Hours ago by: Nick Odell

I think you must be taking the Michael Nick

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Posted: 1 Day 18 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

Have you seen the prices of Waitrose salads?

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Posted: 1 Day 18 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

Which promptly received Listed Status as an important piece of modern art - so the new paths never got laid? (Unlike many of the students.)

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Posted: 1 Day 18 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

Ovine Aviation (A tourist approaches a shepherd. The sounds of sheep and the outdoors are heard.) Tourist: Good afternoon. Shepherd: Eh, 'tis that. Tourist: You here on holiday? Shepherd: Nope, I live 'ere. Tourist: Oh, g

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Posted: 1 Day 19 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

A hurled Palin must be at least a technical violation of the Geneva Convention - even though no fish were signatories[1]. [1] Unless you know different.

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Posted: 1 Day 19 Hours ago by: maus

I remember licking my hand after working with sulphuric acid. Kinda sweet.

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Posted: 1 Day 20 Hours ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <jeaac3Fb6U1@mid.individual.net>, John Williamson <johnwillia mson@btinternet.com> on Sat, 14 May 2022 at 19:22:59 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote Indeed, I misremember a program on the BBC wibble about illnesses affe

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Posted: 1 Day 20 Hours ago by: John Williamson

One of, if not *the* first artificial sweetener was lead acetate, used by the Romans to make their wine sweeter, They also used to make wine in lead pots for the same reason. The acetic acid (vinegar) made during the brewing process re

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Posted: 1 Day 20 Hours ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <20220514182537.aa32087b0ec8cdddb319e8cf@eircom.net>, Ahem A Rivet's Shot <steveo@eircom.net> on Sat, 14 May 2022 at 18:25:37 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote No, while drinking Arfur Pint (or more).

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Posted: 1 Day 21 Hours ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

Indeed - the context was number 27 in the list of things not to do with strong acids. 2 Use for colonic irrigation 3 Stir with finger. Oh indeed, and I (along with the rest of the class) have deliberately tasted an ester I've made

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Posted: 1 Day 21 Hours ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

Well if it's me doing it I'd be thinking in terms of remote control in a very carefully designed lab - and yes temperature controlled reaction vessels would figure into the design along with micro-dosing peristaltic pumps and some very

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Posted: 1 Day 21 Hours ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

While listening to Arthur Brown ?

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Posted: 1 Day 21 Hours ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

I'm sure it is, things that are 70% water (ie. people) very rarely combust without a great deal of heat, alkali metals or exotic chemicals (eg FOOF) being applied. It's somewhat easier to make them explode.

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Posted: 1 Day 21 Hours ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

Yes, that's how we know we're coming to the peak of the sigmoid and not on an exponential. The best estimates seem to agree on it stabilising at about ten billion around 2050. There's been a UN working group attacking the problem of

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Posted: 1 Day 22 Hours ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

Indeed it is, and when I brewed beers[1150] I used it (not knowing where it came from) which is how I know for sure that it doesn't (at least in homeopathic quantities) trigger my fish allergy. [1150] My barley wine was popular mostly

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Posted: 1 Day 22 Hours ago by: Mike Fleming

Wouldn't that be the equivalent of artists from each country performing the same song?

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Posted: 1 Day 22 Hours ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <slrnt7vd0k.9ep.maus@dmaus.org>, maus <maus@dmaus.org> on Sat, 14 May 2022 at 13:52:20 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote Maybe it is a mistranslation somewhere along the line. Genital irritation is often described as b

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Posted: 1 Day 22 Hours ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <20220514105036.4701b48a1bb8bf43586ba7e8@eircom.net>, Ahem A Rivet's Shot <steveo@eircom.net> on Sat, 14 May 2022 at 10:50:36 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote That is the trouble with Brian's top posting, context is lo

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Posted: 1 Day 22 Hours ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <20220514064514.aa53feb10d090599987c2346@eircom.net>, Ahem A Rivet's Shot <steveo@eircom.net> on Sat, 14 May 2022 at 06:45:14 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote You forgot to add ; add very, very slowly, actively keep it

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Posted: 1 Day 22 Hours ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <slrnt7vdqq.9ep.maus@dmaus.org>, maus <maus@dmaus.org> on Sat, 14 May 2022 at 14:06:18 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote A serious warning was intended. Lead/Acid batteries should always be charged in a well ventilated

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Posted: 1 Day 23 Hours ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <20220514104232.5675bdbe41961ada6106035e@eircom.net>, Ahem A Rivet's Shot <steveo@eircom.net> on Sat, 14 May 2022 at 10:42:32 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote Now there is a new excuse for a conversation with the great

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Posted: 1 Day 23 Hours ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <je9oifFr5gbU2@mid.individual.net>, John Williamson <johnwilliamson@btinternet.com> on Sat, 14 May 2022 at 14:19:11 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote Or a fat horse.

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Posted: 1 Day 23 Hours ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <20220514103131.fb07bf2c5fa5280eb56494cd@eircom.net>, Ahem A Rivet's Shot <steveo@eircom.net> on Sat, 14 May 2022 at 10:31:31 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote Doctor Johnson proposed to define the word ‘oats’ thus:

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Posted: 2 Days ago by: maus

The true horror is in the future; https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20210420-the-protein-rich-superfood-most-europeans-wont-eat Of course, John Baptist lived on locusts and wild honey. His beard must have been something to look at. R

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Posted: 2 Days ago by: maus

I was talking to a local butcher before the last boom/bust, he was telling me that he had received an offer for his small business that he couldn't understand, so he sold, and went back to the shop later, and discovered how the new owner

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Posted: 2 Days ago by: maus

And quite a few have disappeared. 14th century would be the arrival of the Black Death. Who is ruler of Burgandy the noo?

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Posted: 2 Days ago by: maus

In the search to bring down expenses, US farmers, I am told, have machines that will inject some sort of ammonia straight into the soil. The stoff is stored in tanks, well away from human habitation, and kept very cold. Again, I am told,

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Posted: 2 Days 1 Hour ago by: maus

The carbon rods were great for drawing on walls.. My brother, who was good at that, did a few sketches that still exist.

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Posted: 2 Days 1 Hour ago by: maus

You cannot be serious!. Children may read that and try it. When I was young, there was an english published magazine with a title including the words `Hobbies'. It was full of life-endangering advice.

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Posted: 2 Days 1 Hour ago by: maus

A basic mechanics lesson which they don't tell to amateurs. Another is inflating a loose truck tyre without using a cage,

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Posted: 2 Days 1 Hour ago by: maus

I remember that stuff, but forget the name, I mixed it up, and when nothing was happening, left in on a sheet tin down the garden. During the night, my brother was woken up by the sound of it going on quick fire. Something else I saw t

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Posted: 2 Days 1 Hour ago by: Bernard Peek

Time for a reminder about a book. The Psychology of Learning Mathematics by Richard Skemp. The first half of the book is a psychology text written by a mathematician. The second half is a maths textbook written by a psychologist.

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Posted: 2 Days 1 Hour ago by: Bernard Peek

To chlorinate a pool you add a chemical that reacts with water to generate chlorine. Ordinary bleach (sodium hypochlorite) will do that but ISTR that these days they use something more expensive. Bleach is quite alkaline and releases its

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Posted: 2 Days 1 Hour ago by: John Williamson

When they worked for a living, that was a Good Idea (tm)

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Posted: 2 Days 1 Hour ago by: John Williamson

Early cheap primary cells, zinc case, carbon rod up the middle and a paste containing hydrochloric acid in the middle. When flat, the HCl ate through the casing, and carried on until it ran out of circuit board strips to eat... "Leakpr

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Posted: 2 Days 1 Hour ago by: John Williamson

You need to tale care checking, as most now contain some form of dairy derived flabour. For irony, in the 197os, I had a Vegan friend (Not strictly so, as he drank beer, which used fish based finings at the time) who found that the only

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Posted: 2 Days 2 Hours ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

If we're going to be picky it's a battery if it consists of several cells (or gnus). It's a secondary cell if you can charge it reliably and a primary cell if you can't. An accumulator might be a secondary cell or a battery of them. Of

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Posted: 2 Days 2 Hours ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

It jbexed IME but nothing like as well as plating the bottom of a test tube with silver precipitated out of Tollens' solution.

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Posted: 2 Days 2 Hours ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

My daughter currently lives in a shared house called "Vegan Love Baby".

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Posted: 2 Days 2 Hours ago by: Kerr-Mudd, John

[] That reminds me of a far off land lost in time when I was a student; the campus was all 50's rectilinear buildings tastefully strewn across some acres, and with similar right angled paths; but us lazy students walked diagonally across

Re: Eurovision (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 2 Hours ago by: Peter

Mike Fleming <mike@tauzero.co.uk> wrote in news:je8evnFj7o2U5@mid.individual.net: Oh, <gurgles> ah, IC. Sam Fender is a different person, my mistake. I'm old - these young crooners all sound the same to me.

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Posted: 2 Days 2 Hours ago by: Kerr-Mudd, John

[] Mine seems to want to do that on a daily basis. So now I switch it off overnight. -22 --> -3

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Posted: 2 Days 2 Hours ago by: Kerr-Mudd, John

Oh dear. Tell them to get a move on. Vegan is the only way.

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Posted: 2 Days 3 Hours ago by: Kerr-Mudd, John

Later: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxfzaPqZ450 (as one of the comments states; this is more like Souixie Souix).

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Posted: 2 Days 3 Hours ago by: Kerr-Mudd, John

Schoolboy experiment: IIRC copper strip & nail dangling in a CuSO4 solution with battery connected to them to try to copperplate the nail - never really jbexed.

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Posted: 2 Days 3 Hours ago by: Kerr-Mudd, John

Arr. Next up: flying sheep.

Re: Lee Anderson is quite right (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 3 Hours ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

Nah horses are vegetarian.

Re: Beware, patio cleaning in progress, hold your noses. (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 3 Hours ago by: Peter

RustyHinge <rusty.hinge@foobar.girolle.co.uk> wrote in news:t5o19k$5ao$1@dont-email.me: It's a large rechargeable battery (which is one of the definitions of 'accumulator' in the OED).

Re: Beware, patio cleaning in progress, hold your noses. (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 4 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

Not always chlorine-based chemicals.

Re: Beware, patio cleaning in progress, hold your noses. (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 4 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

See Leclanché cell.

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Posted: 2 Days 4 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

That's an 'accumulator', not a battery, and produces its own potential difference. No reaction takes place (theoretically) until the plates are connected through a conductor/load.

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Posted: 2 Days 4 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

Yes. two (different) metal plates dipped in dil. HCl (other acids are available) copper and zinc produce 1·5 volts. The zinc plate are eventually eaten away and the acid depleted.

Re: Platitude (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 4 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

TVP wot I always called 'soya mince' is quite acceptabubble if treated as TVP and not pretend meat: in fact I have some in a pot of swoop (not Swoop) I'm preparing for laterer. It'll have some real chicken stock in it innit, molished f

Re: Platitude (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 4 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

Ta for reminding me: I've a wedge of Stilton awaiting my attention...

Re: Lee Anderson is quite right (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 4 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

And Scots.

Re: Beware, patio cleaning in progress, hold your noses. (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 5 Hours ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

Drink it.

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Posted: 2 Days 5 Hours ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

___________________________________________________^^^^^^^^^^^ There's the promble right there /substitutes/ most meat dishes tend not to jbex well if you substitute a different kind of meat TAAAW, but yes imitation meats are for the mo

Re: Lee Anderson is quite right (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 5 Hours ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

Only if you want a very active horse.

Re: Beware, patio cleaning in progress, hold your noses. (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 5 Hours ago by: John Williamson

Some batteries have a catalytic cap in the cells which combines them and drips the water back into the cell.

Re: Beware, patio cleaning in progress, hold your noses. (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 6 Hours ago by: Peter

"Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)" <briang1@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote in news:t5nq41$5vj$1@dont-email.me: Smaller private pools use tablets of trichloroisocyanuric acid (which is an intriguing molecule). Public baths used to use chlorine gas generated

Re: Eurovision (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 6 Hours ago by: nev young

yes (the latter)

Re: Beware, patio cleaning in progress, hold your noses. (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 6 Hours ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <je98moFnt6sU1@mid.individual.net>, John Williamson <johnwilliamson@btinternet.com> on Sat, 14 May 2022 at 09:48:22 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote Bang, conveniently produced in the ideal ratio, in a confined place.

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Posted: 2 Days 6 Hours ago by: Peter

"Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)" <briang1@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote in news:t5npnp$v1t$1@dont-email.me: You should try ammonium sulphide. On second thoughts, don't.

Re: Beware, patio cleaning in progress, hold your noses. (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 6 Hours ago by: Peter

Yes, but it won't hold its charge as well. It's the lead sulphate/lead metal equilibrium that stores the energy in a lead acid battery.

Re: Beware, patio cleaning in progress, hold your noses. (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 6 Hours ago by: Peter

The reason being that the acid is much heavier than the water so mixing occurs naturally, provide you add the acid slowly enough (which is the second part of the safety instruction). Adding the water second creates a layer, and the exo

Re: Beware, patio cleaning in progress, hold your noses. (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 6 Hours ago by: John Williamson

It has been tried, but " Many attempts have been made to use this acid in batteries, but the volatile nature of the acid causes the production of so much odour with corrosive fumes that it has never come into use." The corrosive fumes i

Re: Beware, patio cleaning in progress, hold your noses.

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Posted: 2 Days 6 Hours ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)

So how do they get Chlorine into swimming pools and water generally then? No I don't go for making explosives, stable or otherwise, you can get arrested for that. I do remember some 6th formers managed to blow several windows out of the

Re: Lee Anderson is quite right (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 6 Hours ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <t5mlll$j1a$1@dont-email.me>, RustyHinge <rusty.hinge@foobar. girolle.co.uk> on Fri, 13 May 2022 at 23:21:42 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote Oats are cheaper; you feed horses oats.

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Posted: 2 Days 6 Hours ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)

Yes well, if two chemicals react very quickly then itsan explosion. I notice that some weapons now have small explosives inside very concentrated oxygen, to make them go bang better one supposes. Brian

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Posted: 2 Days 6 Hours ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)

Wow, what is number 1 then? douse yourself in it I suppose. Ammonia is not very nice stuff either. We used to use a technical drawing copy machine that used it. Even with extractors a visit to the department nearly always cleared your

Re: Beware, patio cleaning in progress, hold your noses. (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 6 Hours ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)

That is indeed right, until you try to top up a battery with distilled water while its on charge. This is to ba avoided, if you want to keep clothing intact. Brian

Re: Beware, patio cleaning in progress, hold your noses. (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 6 Hours ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)

So can you make a battery using hydrochloric acid, I wonder? Brian

Re: Beware, patio cleaning in progress, hold your noses. (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 6 Hours ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)

Yes health and safety. Nobody warned me that fast charging the lawnmower battery would send a fine mist of acid into the air and burn tiny holes in the bottom of my trousers.. ahem. Brian

Re: Platitude (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 7 Hours ago by: Thomas Prufer

Turned itself into tempeh? (a food I have hesitated to try, not seeing quite what to do with a slab of mouldy beans...) Thomas Prufer

Re: Platitude (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 7 Hours ago by: Andrew Marshall

MNAAW; MTAAW. I will not eat vegetarian or vegan substitutes unless absolutely nothing else is available, and then only with great reluctance, and if I am extremely hungry. I have always found such items to be a very poor substitute fo

Re: Beware, patio cleaning in progress, hold your noses. (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 9 Hours ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

Nah that's fine and dandy if you've a steady hand, just walk softly and don't step on the loose floorboard on your way out and we'll get a student in to test it.

Re: Beware, patio cleaning in progress, hold your noses. (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 9 Hours ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

For very good reason.

Re: Eurovision (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 13 Hours ago by: Mike Fleming

His name is Sam Ryder. Not quite sure where the Samuel Stratocaster comes from.

Re: Beware, patio cleaning in progress, hold your noses. (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 13 Hours ago by: Mike Fleming

We were taught to add the acid to the water.

Re: Platitude (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 13 Hours ago by: Mike Fleming

I like the Vegetarian Butcher's burgers and Richmond veggie sossidges (not so much Heck ones though, their meaty ones are nice though).

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Posted: 2 Days 13 Hours ago by: Mike Fleming

Jacob Rees-Mogg could do an expert commentary on it.

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Posted: 2 Days 13 Hours ago by: Mike Fleming

So it should have been like https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r01gHRRyVik instead then?

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Posted: 2 Days 13 Hours ago by: Mike Fleming

Bigsby trems were a mod that was done to various Gibsons, SGs and 335s as well as Les Pauls. https://duckduckgo.com/?q=bigsby+tremolo&iax=images&ia=images That Les Paul looks gorgeous but absolutely filthy. I wonder if it was only "un

Re: Lee Anderson is quite right (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 13 Hours ago by: Richard Robinson

What do they taste like ?

Re: Platitude (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 13 Hours ago by: Richard Robinson

Nor does a lump of gristle or a bit that bounces in your teeth.

Re: Lee Anderson is quite right (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 14 Hours ago by: Richard Robinson

Sure, except for the way BeeblyC dumped it on all the rest of us like we're supposed to think it matters.

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Posted: 2 Days 14 Hours ago by: Mike Fleming

No problem when the population is reduced to a million or two, and we've got Rusty to service our tractors and hammer mills.

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Posted: 2 Days 14 Hours ago by: Mike Fleming

Indelible markers?

Re: Lee Anderson is quite right (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 14 Hours ago by: Richard Robinson

Oat salad ?

Re: Eurovision (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 14 Hours ago by: Richard Robinson

We wanted them to end.

Re: Lee Anderson is quite right (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 14 Hours ago by: Mike Fleming

I didn't realise that Irish fruit was that rubbish. I have a couple of apples in the kitchen from a bag marked "Display until 6th April", so it was bought at least five weeks ago, which are still OK (could do with being eaten pretty so

Re: Lee Anderson is quite right (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 14 Hours ago by: Mike Fleming

A(capitalist[Tesco's boss]): 0.0135 for you, 3.9865 for me (other capitalists are available)

Re: Recommended for bored (not bored) sheddi (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 16 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

....fish pie?

Re: Beware, patio cleaning in progress, hold your noses. (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 16 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

Or conc. nitric and glycerine...

Re: Beware, patio cleaning in progress, hold your noses. (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 16 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

Uaseful stuff if you want to darken rather than stain oak, mahogany and any other hardwood which darkens with age - and oxygen.

Re: Platitude (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 16 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

It simply has to have those tiny ball bearings on top - if it's to be anything like my Granny's recipe.

Re: Lee Anderson is quite right (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 16 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

Psalad, phurely

Re: Platitude (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 17 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

Can I put in a plea for 'mince' which doesn't actually need a mincer in order to separate it out from the girt big lump it has been pressed into. I think a handy kitchen gadget now would be a mincemeat unscrambler.

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Posted: 2 Days 17 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

Why stop there? Have a few retrospectives like Eurovision winner for the 14th Century. It would be harder to vote on nationalist grounds, since a fair number of countries have only come into existence since that time.

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Posted: 2 Days 17 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

You mean it wasn't the EU wot got everyone together?

Re: Eurovision (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 17 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

Ah! Those were the days, my friend.

Re: Lee Anderson is quite right (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 17 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

I suppose it doesn't matter. His audience no doubt just harrumphed and said "Hear Hear!". Since it agrees with what they already think, they are hardly likely to apply any critical thinking.

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Posted: 2 Days 17 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

We've been through that for the last couple of weeks or so and had some quite strange meal combinations. The big freezer is supposed to self-defrost but every couple of years it ices up, & has to be emptied & switched off. I just switch

Re: Lee Anderson is quite right (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 17 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

I unforget talking to a butcher, a few years back. He'd run his own shop for a few decades, but when the horriblemarket opened up he couldn't keep it going. As I spoke to him, he was standing behind the meat counter in that horriblema

Re: Recommended for bored (not bored) sheddi (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 17 Hours ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <mJzfK.78590$7p1.23020@fx04.ams1>, Sam Plusnet <not@home.com> on Fri, 13 May 2022 at 22:04:18 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote You could say that, the harm had already been done to the sardines and salmon(?), they were

Re: Platitude (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 17 Hours ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <CZudnew7hNpnIuP_nZ2dnUU7-SWdnZ2d@brightview.co.uk>, Richard Robinson <richardR@privacy.net> on Fri, 13 May 2022 at 15:30:50 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote You can almost tell whether, say a burger or sausage, will

Re: Lee Anderson is quite right (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 17 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

A(socialist): Capitalism's attempt to subjugate and stifle the natural creativity of the jbexing man.

Re: Lee Anderson is quite right (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 17 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

Of course. Those fools never think of buying huge quantities at wholesale prices. They deserve to be poor. Ignoring the cost of fuel to heat the stuff, it might be possible - provided you choose to eat porridge for every meal.

Re: Platitude (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 17 Hours ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

Most of the ultraprocessed things are an attempt to imitate meat which is almost always a failure but close enough to serve as a substitute in meat based recipes. Very few of the vegans or vegetarians I know eat much of them (many won't

Re: Recommended for bored (not bored) sheddi (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 18 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

"No fish were harmed in the making of this..."

Re: Lee Anderson is quite right (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 18 Hours ago by: maus

Superquinns was a good supermarket, I can's say the same for Musgroves.

Re: Platitude (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 18 Hours ago by: Richard Robinson

Meat-based things can also have contents you might rather not have in your mouth, of course.

Re: Lee Anderson is quite right (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 18 Hours ago by: Richard Robinson

So, we could all feed ourselves Come The Revolution ?

Re: Platitude (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 18 Hours ago by: Nick Odell

I'm not saying that ultra-processed food is automatically bad: there's a cheesecake I buy with a list of ingredients as long as your arm and cheese comes a looooong way down that list but I like it. But while a lot of veggie/vegan food i

Re: Eurovision (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 19 Hours ago by: Nick Odell

The Gibson catalogue changed from year to year so what was on offer in 1967 might not have been around in 1969. I only started working for Gibson in the early 70s and the only Les Pauls with Bigsbys that passed through my hands were spec

Re: Eurovision (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 20 Hours ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

I've seen a lot of Les Pauls but I've never seen one with a tail piece like that.

Re: Platitude (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 21 Hours ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

Soya based TVP is definitely an improvement on Quorn which most closely resembles the very worst tasteless rubber chicken. The ones I'm looking forward to trying are the Impossible burgers (made with heme from GM yeast - so it'll be a w

Re: Lee Anderson is quite right (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 21 Hours ago by: Nick Odell

Tonight's dinner will be made with whatever it turns out that unlabelled freezer bag contains. It's defrosting now. Ooh the suspense, the tension! However anything I really want to preserve gets bottled, dried, salted or otherwise preser

Re: Platitude (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 21 Hours ago by: Peter

And yet, it tasted really good.

Re: Platitude (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 21 Hours ago by: Nick Odell

Fortunately mincemeat is based on old meat-preserving recipes and consequently keeps for a very long time. Having to much does not compute. I'll be using up the last of my 2012 mincemeat next Christmas If you want pure unadulterated sue

Re: Eurovision (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 22 Hours ago by: Nick Odell

Yet some people will pay £150,000 for a lump of wood with pick ups on it. <https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/joe-bonamassa-gibson-les-paul-b2078320.html> Nick

Re: Recommended for bored (not bored) sheddi (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 22 Hours ago by: maus

AFAIK, some UN body says that cod have been overfished. AFAIK, St Pierre and the other island remained as French after the French&Indian war to allow France a safe port for their fishing fleet on the grand Banks.

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Posted: 2 Days 22 Hours ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

That despite Superquinn advertising that they employed most of the master butchers in the country - until they sold out to Musgrave.

Re: Lee Anderson is quite right (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 22 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

/chop/ Don't forget the milk products' waste - at bacon prices.

Re: Platitude (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 22 Hours ago by: maus

^^^^^ Yarrgh!. Shepherd's pie is made from mutton mince. Quorn from used lubricating oil.

Re: Platitude (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 22 Hours ago by: maus

If it's cream, not overwhipped pig lard. There is no firm rule about what they allow in cream.

Re: Lee Anderson is quite right (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 22 Hours ago by: maus

My opinion. Never freeze anything. My daughters left the freeze nearly full of half-packets that are hard to identify.

Re: Lee Anderson is quite right (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 22 Hours ago by: maus

Good butchers have survived the dumbmarkets here better than other food sellers.

Re: Lee Anderson is quite right (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 22 Hours ago by: maus

Fruit used to be stored on layers of straw. Now they are stored in an inert gas, and the moment they leave that store, go soft quickly. Ham and chicken can have water forced in under pressure. Hold the meat up to the light, if you see a

Re: Platitude (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 22 Hours ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <t5m0dv$bmv$1@dont-email.me>, RustyHinge <rusty.hinge@foobar. girolle.co.uk> on Fri, 13 May 2022 at 17:19:10 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote I empathise. While we were shielding a horrible market delivered turkey 'bac

Re: Beware, patio cleaning in progress, hold your noses. (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 22 Hours ago by: Peter

I spent three years using chromic acid to clean my research glassware. Lab coats didn't last long.

Re: Lee Anderson is quite right (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 22 Hours ago by: maus

Consider the man's problem, he is up there, probably half shot already, and he has to say something, but his helper has disappeared, so he has to think of something to say, no point in just standing there making faces like a fish. I was

Re: Platitude (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 22 Hours ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <t5lvig$4cr$1@dont-email.me>, RustyHinge <rusty.hinge@foobar. girolle.co.uk> on Fri, 13 May 2022 at 17:04:30 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote So would mine, however making mincemeat is real bucket chemistry and my art

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Posted: 2 Days 22 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

Ambrosia, I goove, is the food of the Gods, or a brand name for some tinned milk puddings, custard, &c. Trifle is crumbled dried sponge cake with jelly and often sherry, allowed to set, than covered with custard -again, properly, egg c

Re: Lee Anderson is quite right (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 22 Hours ago by: maus

More, more!

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Posted: 2 Days 22 Hours ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

Makes an even more spectacular (and dangerous) one if you put water into it. No. 27 on the "Things not to do with strong acids" list.

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Posted: 2 Days 22 Hours ago by: maus

People have funny ideas. One police chief's wife here was reported as saying that she was forced to feed her children corn flakes because of his low salary. Did she never hear of spagetti cheese? My wife was a professional cook, and wa

Re: Eurovision (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 22 Hours ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

Stuart Hall was just a presenter in the UK working for the BBC, hewas nothing to do with running the thing. It's a Knockout was a Europe wide thing derived from a French original intended (like the Eurovision song contest) to let the To

Re: Eurovision (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 22 Hours ago by: maus

Thanks for the link. Wonderful, makes it worthwhile to have got up this morning.

Re: Platitude (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 22 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

One of m more careless carers went shopping for me and brought back Quorn because she couldn't find the TVP* mince. *textured vegetable protein - i.e., soya mince The Quorn ended-up going mouldy in the fridge, Prolly improved it. ~I t

Re: Platitude (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 23 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

I'm not idealistically anti veganstoffs, some of it is quite acceptable AFAIC, but some of it is UAB. IMO one rubbish veganstoff is egg replacement formulation(s). It just doesn't.

Re: Platitude (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 23 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

/mince/ When I make it, it does have beef sooooet in iy innit. I try to eschew HPKO* and palm oil. * hardened palm kernel oil - horrid hydrogenated stuff - trans-fat

Re: Beware, patio cleaning in progress, hold your noses. (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 23 Hours ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <XnsAE96A604A79A0Factura3476@144.76.35.252>, Peter <myshed@prune.org.uk> on Fri, 13 May 2022 at 15:19:12 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote Real dangerous stuff. When being diluted there is a lot of heat produced and toi

Re: Lee Anderson is quite right (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 23 Hours ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <20220513160205.03e12152336684c6140bf69c@eircom.net>, Ahem A Rivet's Shot <steveo@eircom.net> on Fri, 13 May 2022 at 16:02:05 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote Only if you have a butcher nearby. The same applies to gree

Re: Eurovision (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 23 Hours ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)

Have you heard Ican be that Woman from their Voyage album. Its kind of almost country, but the harmonies near the end made me tingle. Brian

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Posted: 2 Days 23 Hours ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)

Well the guy, who was wearing shorts, said it stung his leg when it splashed. lets hope I don't have a crater in my patio tomorrow. He laid it, so he can fix it! Brian

Re: Eurovision (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 23 Hours ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)

Yes autotune and digital double tracking and chorusing are annoying. Even some quite good singers use these effects in their recordings, and its quite obviously a bad move. I heard Michael Bubble singing one of his latest songs live on t

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Posted: 2 Days 23 Hours ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)

That only came in 2nd anyway. Sing little birdy was a little bit cheesy though, you have to admit. Mind you a lot of songs that did not win it have gone on to spawn many recordings. Love is Blue comes to mind, and what was that one Selen

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Posted: 2 Days 23 Hours ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)

It was only worth watching when Terry Wogan did the commentary on it. The new people they have had since are really either snide or smarmy. It all went south too when they let far too many countries in it so they have to have heats, semi

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Posted: 2 Days 23 Hours ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)

I think we could have the Eurovision dictator contest. The winner gets to run Europe for five years. A bit like the Alan Sugar thing. Brian

Re: Beware, patio cleaning in progress, hold your noses. (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 23 Hours ago by: Peter

"Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)" <briang1@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote in news:t5lrmh$ibt$1@dont-email.me: The drain cleaner I use is concenetrated sulphuric acid. Effective but dangerous - makes a nice whoomph when you put it into water.

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Posted: 2 Days 23 Hours ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)

I'm sure its already in the can and ready for release. Brian

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Posted: 2 Days 23 Hours ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)

In the end though, arguing over an unprovable god or how to choose religious leaders seems all rather pointless if the world will be too hot to live in anyway soon. Brian

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Posted: 2 Days 23 Hours ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)

The reason for Its a knockout going was that person who owns it is in Jail for sexual indiscretions with non consenting people, mostly when pissed. Brian

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Posted: 2 Days 23 Hours ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)

Well, I beg to differ. Some of te Irish Entries of the past have been quite good, and biggest problem at one time was the way everyone seemed to be obsessed with drums. Puppet on a String was actually originally written as a dig at the w

Re: Platitude (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <XnsAE969A4A3FCD3Factura3476@144.76.35.252>, Peter <myshed@prune.org.uk> on Fri, 13 May 2022 at 14:10:00 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote I note that you did say mostly plant based. Just for clarity Worcester Sauce is

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Posted: 3 Days ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)

Or Clodagh Rogers or Katrina or... No it went in one ear and vanished. Bit like one of those old arcade machines with the spiral tracks and the balls. Brian

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Posted: 3 Days ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)

Who would name themselves after an American electric Guitar? a lump of wood with pick ups on it basically. Brian

Re: Eurovision (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)

I never stayed long enough to gather the countries in this semi final. Sorry. Brian

Re: Lee Anderson is quite right (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

You can still go to a butcher and have them cut a pork chop just the size you want - but it's probably purncr to get the pack of two from the horriblemarket and throw one out.

Beware, patio cleaning in progress, hold your noses.

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Posted: 3 Days ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)

I wonder what is in it a combination of drain cleaner and hydrochloric aced. What a pong. Builders used it to clean cement drips from my patio this afternoon, now the whole house smells of the stuff. Brian

Re: Recommended for bored (not bored) sheddi (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days ago by: Peter

Oh, right. "MP" as in the MPFC show, not as in a skit about a politician.

Re: Platitude (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 1 Hour ago by: Peter

"Nicholas D. Richards" <nicholas@salmiron.com> wrote in news:f7H42RBFOjfiFAKd@salmiron.com: We have the occasional (mostly) plant-based meal when we remember. The other day I molished a shepherd's pie with Quorn mince which I seasoned w

Re: Lee Anderson is quite right (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 1 Hour ago by: Nick Odell

Since December 2021, The Prison Service - never known to willingly overspend on anything - has had a daily average food allowance per prisoner of £2.29. Before then it had been stuck at £2.02 for years. So even the prison service spend

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Posted: 3 Days 1 Hour ago by: Kerr-Mudd, John

Erm that would be the MP skit (not skate)

Re: Platitude (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 2 Hours ago by: hubops

I've always confused trifle and ambrosia although they are probably totally different. I've become addicted to these imported ginger cookies - packaged differently in UK vs Canada -- they are quite magical .. when i

Re: Eurovision (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 2 Hours ago by: Jim S

Like e.g. One driver driving all the f1 cars (not at the same time) or all the drivers having identical cars?

Re: Lee Anderson is quite right (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 2 Hours ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

It seems that way and the same seems to apply to any manufactured item (yes a packaged meal is a manufactured item) but it's almost impossible to find anything that you can molish for less than you can ohl it. Bulk buying means the p

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Posted: 3 Days 3 Hours ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <je6rjeF9rt1U1@mid.individual.net>, John Williamson <johnwilliamson@btinternet.com> on Fri, 13 May 2022 at 11:52:29 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote Very true and can be laid at the door of horrible markets. You useter

Re: Eurovision (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 3 Hours ago by: Mike Fleming

Waterloo was quite a standout from the normal Eurovision tripe of the time, which rarely seemed to have progressed past the 50s. I'd say that it's nowhere near their best song though.

Re: Lee Anderson is quite right (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 3 Hours ago by: Tone

+1 Tone

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Posted: 3 Days 4 Hours ago by: Mike Fleming

A(accountant): Is that for tax purposes?

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Posted: 3 Days 4 Hours ago by: Mike Fleming

Yes. And Adblock Plus removes Youtube adverts if you are running a browser that can use it.

Re: Lee Anderson is quite right (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 4 Hours ago by: John Williamson

Very true. In theory, yes, but cooking for one, I can often buy a ready meal for less than the ingredients would cost me, especially if I take into account that I can't buy single portion amounts of many perishable ingredients.

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Posted: 3 Days 4 Hours ago by: Chris Elvidge

Why does Astrology still exist? To make Economics look like a science.

Re: Eurovision (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 4 Hours ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <jmbs7h9mihoo2ulavvpp5ki1ipils4em40@4ax.com>, Dave W <davewi11@yahoo.co.uk> on Fri, 13 May 2022 at 11:17:22 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote Not to denigrate laterWoo, a nice track, I personally prefer their songs wri

Re: Lee Anderson is quite right (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 4 Hours ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <20220513110004.1c674ad89cfbd1501e0783fa@eircom.net>, Ahem A Rivet's Shot <steveo@eircom.net> on Fri, 13 May 2022 at 11:00:04 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote I suspect that he made a good remedial maths teacher becau

Re: Lee Anderson is quite right (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 4 Hours ago by: Tone

Heart-rending. Similar story. There was a street cleaner (not a machine, one of thosewith a trolly and a brush) (and street drinker (No, he didn't drink streets. He drank ON the streets) in my home town called Alec (Not the town). If

Re: Platitude (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 4 Hours ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <XnsAE966E39140E6Factura3476@144.76.35.252>, Peter <myshed@prune.org.uk> on Fri, 13 May 2022 at 09:50:06 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote Unless I want an explosive bowl (is that bowl or bowl, both are probably true) r

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Posted: 3 Days 4 Hours ago by: Dave W

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Posted: 3 Days 5 Hours ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

Q: What is two plus two ? A(mathematician): Four! A(scientist): Three point nine six plus or minus point four. A(economist): What do you need it to be sir ?

Re: Platitude (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 5 Hours ago by: Peter

SWMBO would agree with you, there are several indigrents that would cause her to dislike it. But give me a ginormous bowl of the stuff and a spoon and I would happily scoff lot.

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Posted: 3 Days 5 Hours ago by: Peter

"Kerr-Mudd, John" <admin@127.0.0.1> wrote in news:20220513102330.eee2b5d63f6143a6f6ff45e2@127.0.0.1: No,the fish-slapping dance at Teddington Lock.

Re: Lee Anderson is quite right (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 5 Hours ago by: ChrisND@privacy.net

That makes sense. I have long suspected that maths and economics are totally unrelated subjects. Chris

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Posted: 3 Days 5 Hours ago by: Kerr-Mudd, John

Is that the MP skit? (not looking at ubend much theses das; far too slow and I dunno how to avoid the compulsory stupid adverts.

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Posted: 3 Days 5 Hours ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <je5585F8k7U1@mid.individual.net>, Adrian Caspersz <email@here.invalid> on Thu, 12 May 2022 at 20:24:52 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote You mean like this? https://www.officialcharts.com/charts/classical-artist-album

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Posted: 3 Days 6 Hours ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <-fKdnXfLLtbkMeD_nZ2dnUU7-YGdnZ2d@brightview.co.uk>, Richard Robinson <richardR@privacy.net> on Thu, 12 May 2022 at 19:55:21 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote Yessir (touching forelock). Near where I was brought up th

Re: Platitude (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 6 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

Whipped cream, contrary to some perceptions, is not so colestoroholically bad for one: apparently the fat therein is benign, nutritious, even.

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Posted: 3 Days 6 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

de-instected you, Shirley

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Posted: 3 Days 6 Hours ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <-fKdnXTLLtZQN-D_nZ2dnUU7-YGdnZ2d@brightview.co.uk>, Richard Robinson <richardR@privacy.net> on Thu, 12 May 2022 at 19:48:13 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote Absolutely. They would not let me do domestic science (cooke

Re: Platitude (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 6 Hours ago by: nev young

I've seen it. Looks like shop bought swiss rolls in jelly topped with far too much cream. I think I'll stick with the coronation chicken sarnies.

Re: Lee Anderson is quite right (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 6 Hours ago by: Peter

<intersting stuff snipped for brevity> In the '50s my father was a teacher in a primary shool in Hume, Manchester. The stories[1] he brought home were simmilar, though I was too young at the time to recgnise their importance. (Hume has

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Posted: 3 Days 6 Hours ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <je5amoF17jtU1@mid.individual.net>, Mike Fleming <mike@tauzero.co.uk> on Thu, 12 May 2022 at 21:57:59 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote No 'elfin safe tea then?

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Posted: 3 Days 6 Hours ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <8735heux72.fsf@bogus.nodomain.nowhere>, Mike Spencer <mds@bogus.nodomain.nowhere> on Thu, 12 May 2022 at 20:51:13 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote Well there is no 'f' in Cod.

Re: Eurovision (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 6 Hours ago by: nev young

I used to watch/listen to it years ago. Then I started to switch off once the voting started. A simple webpage could collect all the votes from all the panels in well under a minute. Now I eschew it altogether. If it was actually ab

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Posted: 3 Days 7 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

I'm afraid the 'trifle' is not for me - in fact, I'd find it utterly disgusting. Lemon gheq to me is UAB 'cos of the eughgg content and I find amoretti pretty horrid TAAAW. There's fart oo much sugary stuff. I've not bothered to look, b

Re: Lee Anderson is quite right (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 7 Hours ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

He should publish a recipe book - then we could get it criticised by a nutrition expert.

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Posted: 3 Days 7 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

30p/day is just silly - and rapidly getting sillier still, but buying everything processed and/or ready served is piling 'service' costs on preparation costs on profit on ingredients on cost of ingredients. While I used to produce my o

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Posted: 3 Days 8 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

+1 - These days AIUI pretty nearly nobody is taught in school how to cook.

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Posted: 3 Days 14 Hours ago by: Richard Robinson

Like, sort of, not pulling them out of the sea and eating them ?

Re: Lee Anderson is quite right (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 14 Hours ago by: Richard Robinson

By Jove, the proles these days have access to land where they can take rabbits ? We used to send 'em to Van Diemen's Land for that. Harrrumph!

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Posted: 3 Days 14 Hours ago by: Richard Robinson

The BeeblySea reported him as saying it was possible to cook nutritious meals for 30p a day. I think he's never had £2.10p in his pocket to keep himself fed on for a week. 'Her' time was't costed. Is that right ? It'd have been hand

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Posted: 3 Days 15 Hours ago by: Mike Spencer

We would do that if we could find one.

Re: Eurovision (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 15 Hours ago by: Mike Fleming

Having now heard the UK entry, I think it's not too bad, as Eurovision entries go. The writer has definitely heard "A spaceman came travelling" fairly recently though. I happened to hear the first minute or so of the Armenian entry as

Re: Lee Anderson is quite right (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 15 Hours ago by: Mike Fleming

I think it's actually because he said you could prepare meals for 30p a day. Which, if you don't have time to nip out and catch a few rabbits and dig up the potatoes from your window box and grind your flour from the grass seed you col

Re: telly naming rant. (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 15 Hours ago by: Mike Fleming

I presume it would be reversible, with difficulty. However, you appear to be confusing gender and sexuality. Somebody who is a heterosexual male who finds that they have the wrong gender identity will, if they go through the transition

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Posted: 3 Days 16 Hours ago by: Nick Odell

Do I detect echoes of Houseman there? [1] Or to put it another way, we have to start from where we are not where we'd like to be but unfortunately where we are is not very nice. Just a couple of snapshots that still stay with me even t

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Posted: 3 Days 18 Hours ago by: Mike Fleming

Used in this sport? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLdK9zaLaG8

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Posted: 3 Days 19 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

I suppose Pearl Carr & Teddy Johnson are no longer singing our entry? <checks> Alas! No longer with us.

Re: Lee Anderson is quite right (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 19 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

Add in those people who live in the kind of rented accommodation which doesn't have much in the way of cooking facilities. Better places to live, cost more to rent.

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Posted: 3 Days 19 Hours ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <E9dfK.973$i7Ab.494@fx05.iad>, Sam Plusnet <not@home.com> on Thu, 12 May 2022 at 20:24:19 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote Nearly as good as Guy Fawkes' nom de guerre Wbua Wbuafba

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Posted: 3 Days 19 Hours ago by: Adrian Caspersz

There should be two classes of the contest (and why not more?). One aligned to modern pop music and production, and the other to the more traditional performance. Having both in the same event is a glitz emblazoned disappointing car cr

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Posted: 3 Days 19 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

Yep. Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson

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Posted: 3 Days 19 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

I understand that the cod off of Nova Scotia are in dire shape. Can't you get them into some kind of fitness programme?

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Posted: 3 Days 19 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

That would be a time-limited offer then.

Re: Lee Anderson is quite right (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days ago by: Bernard Peek

FSVO It's a long time ago that a 'housewife' was expected to deliver a nutritious repast when her lord and master returned from the office. These days pretty much everyone is taught to cook at school. There are some very good reasons wh

Re: Eurovision (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 1 Hour ago by: Bernard Peek

It's only simple if there are only two sides to sign up for.

Re: Eurovision (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 1 Hour ago by: Bernard Peek

Highly likely. Not only for the sympathy vote but also because it's a rousing toon. One for Tone's earworms. I wonder whether anyone is thinking of an English language version?

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Posted: 4 Days 2 Hours ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

This is very true, but for some reason it has lasted a lot longer than Jeux sans Frontieres/It's a Knockout/Telematch which is a pity because it's a lot less fun.

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Posted: 4 Days 2 Hours ago by: maus

All I know is that Ireland is at record odds not to get past the semi-finals. Besides that,, you do not understand the rabid tribalism that exists in Eastern Europe, the Arab idea that `The enemy of my enemy is my friend' is simple, Eu

Re: Eurovision (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 3 Hours ago by: Jim S

The others must be wondering whether to turn up?

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Posted: 4 Days 4 Hours ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

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Posted: 4 Days 4 Hours ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <t5ip06$53i$2@dont-email.me>, RustyHinge <rusty.hinge@foobar. girolle.co.uk> on Thu, 12 May 2022 at 11:53:57 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote He did when his tax shenanigans were frustrated. He should never have been t

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Posted: 4 Days 4 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

<shows age> Marples Must Go </shows>

Re: Lee Anderson is quite right (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 4 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

My mother likewise - that's what grandmothers are for. And aunts and possibly, au pairs. are German au pairs doppelgangers? Doppelbangers mit chipsen, danke.

Re: Eurovision (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 4 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

I despise the whole horrid cacophonic tintinnabulation.

Re: Recommended for bored (not bored) sheddi (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 5 Hours ago by: John Williamson

Ideally, yes.

Re: Lee Anderson is quite right (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 5 Hours ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

Nope, he is well off the mark. It expands to "People could cope better if they were more competent" which is obviously true but it's victim blaming. Anyone who can't make a living is a victim of society, either they are physically or

Re: Eurovision (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 6 Hours ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <o6GdnZjEvNlkX-H_nZ2dnUU7-dednZ2d@brightview.co.uk>, Tease'n'Seize <tease-and-seize@invalid.?> on Thu, 12 May 2022 at 09:19:03 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote Without making any evaluation of the quality of any of th

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Posted: 4 Days 6 Hours ago by: Peter

That's the assumption according to the pundits, and they are also suggesting that the UK entry might not get "null points" this year. From what I've seen of the UK entry (sung by Samuel Stratocaster, IIRC) I have my doubts.

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Posted: 4 Days 6 Hours ago by: Peter

"Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)" <briang1@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote in news:t5icju$gs7$1@dont-email.me: SWMBO and I used to watch it and enjoy it, but we haven't bothered with it for years - the tunes just aren't tunes any more.

Re: Lee Anderson is quite right (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 6 Hours ago by: Peter

Yerst, but what he said was, in essence, that being poor is poor people's own fault because they don't know how to cook so we don't need food banks. He offerd no evidence for this assertion. All of this is my opinion TAAAW, but it's

Re: Eurovision (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 6 Hours ago by: Tease'n'Seize

I haven't checked the odds, but a presume Ukraine is a shoo-in this year?

Re: Lee Anderson is quite right (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 7 Hours ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <t5hbpa$u58$1@dont-email.me>, RustyHinge <rusty.hinge@foobar. girolle.co.uk> on Wed, 11 May 2022 at 23:02:17 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote Try cooking a meal, from scratch, for 4, 5, 6, ...... when you are both at w

Eurovision

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Posted: 4 Days 7 Hours ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)

I had the misfortune while channel hopping the other night to alight on one of the semi finals of this years contest on the red button channel. I thought it was a song contest? IE songs should have discernable tunes in them, not be a mi

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Posted: 4 Days 14 Hours ago by: Mike Spencer

That would be a Posed Cod, then? Purchased at the Cbfrq Bevsvpr?

Re: Recommended for bored (not bored) sheddi (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 15 Hours ago by: Tone

Spafffffler? Tone

Re: Proud Dad (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 15 Hours ago by: Tone

butt sinew Tone

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Posted: 4 Days 16 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

With Marples syrup?

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Posted: 4 Days 16 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

Run awayyyyyyyy!

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Posted: 4 Days 16 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

No, But salmon were also called cold-iron fish in the West of Scotland and Hebrides - if you netted one you were supposed to immediately throw it back and grasp a piece of cold iron with both hands - a superstition probably promulgated

Re: Recommended for bored (not bored) sheddi (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 17 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

I used to be CEO of a fish-handling business in the Utter Hebrides...

Lee Anderson is quite right

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Posted: 4 Days 17 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

Lee Anderson MP is being attacked for being 'out of touch' because he maintains that many people could cope better if they knew how to cook - he is spot on. Standing outside our village store a couple of years ago I heard a girl of abou

Re: telly naming rant. (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 17 Hours ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <t5gtv5$m15$2@dont-email.me>, Tone <tone@email.com> on Wed, 11 May 2022 at 19:06:28 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote When I was a postgraduate at the City University I mixed with a Singaporean Chinese crowd who used to

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Posted: 4 Days 18 Hours ago by: Kerr-Mudd, John

Oh noes! You've only gorn and reminded me of Oregvr gur Onff.

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Posted: 4 Days 19 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

That's a nasty in sinew ation.

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Posted: 4 Days 19 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

Yew know what he meant.

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Posted: 4 Days 19 Hours ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

With a hot iron ?

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Posted: 4 Days 19 Hours ago by: John Williamson

I just lurve wafffles...

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Posted: 4 Days 19 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

Is that a reference to our Prim Monster?

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Posted: 4 Days 19 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

In the school play?

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Posted: 4 Days 19 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

We are no longer allowed to belt kids here, so we'll have to make do by striking fish. And cod _are_ striking fish - if you have ever seen any portraits thereof.

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Posted: 4 Days 19 Hours ago by: Tone

That's pifffffle Tone

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Posted: 4 Days 20 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

<no propagation>

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Posted: 4 Days 20 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

Whiffffle, Shirley?

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Posted: 4 Days 21 Hours ago by: Tone

Same in Boogie Street, Singapore, in days of yore. They could get quite narsty with knives too, if you reacted violently (I'm told). Tone

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Posted: 4 Days 21 Hours ago by: Tone

I had no idea you could play the whistle! Tone

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Posted: 4 Days 22 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

With all my blankets in a heap ^

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Posted: 4 Days 23 Hours ago by: Nick Odell

Here's an article on the subject of detransitioning. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-50548473 The article contains links to the radio programme I heard a couple of years ago and to the associated television programme, now available o

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Posted: 4 Days 23 Hours ago by: maus

The half sister of my granddaughter intends to have the operation, AFAIK. Is it reversible? I hope so. I know several ladies who have switched sides, and there are some I know who constantly change which part of the church they sit in, if

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Posted: 4 Days 23 Hours ago by: maus

Woke up this morning half asleep, and yellow roses scattered all around

Re: Proud Dad (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 23 Hours ago by: maus

I fired an arrow into the air, it came to earth I know not where. Also applies to nooklear Missiles.

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Posted: 5 Days 1 Hour ago by: RustyHinge

Llocust, then?

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Posted: 5 Days 4 Hours ago by: ChrisND@privacy.net

I was lucky in also being considered 'essential' - which I seem to remember also meant I got extra petrol coupons? I was a temp clerk for a company that made and installed pumps - primarily for local authority and water authority sewage

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Posted: 5 Days 4 Hours ago by: Kerr-Mudd, John

Better Buff up on that. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willow_Rosenberg

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Posted: 5 Days 4 Hours ago by: Richard Robinson

It's Not Cricket.

Re: Recommended for bored (not bored) sheddi (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 4 Hours ago by: Richard Robinson

Fyffe ffour, Ffforfffar ffffyffffe. Oblb.

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Posted: 5 Days 5 Hours ago by: Tone

in my dreams? Tone

Re: telly naming rant. (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 5 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

+1 One of my best fiends was on the other bus, thobut.

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Posted: 5 Days 5 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

Eee bah goom! Looxury!

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Posted: 5 Days 5 Hours ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <je0bbbF2rblU1@mid.individual.net>, Mike Fleming <mike@tauzero.co.uk> on Wed, 11 May 2022 at 00:38:18 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote I have never knowingly met one.

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Posted: 5 Days 5 Hours ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <slrnt7lod1.k0s.maus@dmaus.org>, maus <maus@dmaus.org> on Tue, 10 May 2022 at 22:05:21 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote I've sinew?

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Posted: 5 Days 7 Hours ago by: Kerr-Mudd, John

I goov I was gooving of the bannanaana factory. Ah the unforged-tory - Fyffes.

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Posted: 5 Days 15 Hours ago by: Tone

Oh no, that's bats (x2)(but not bats) Tone

Re: telly naming rant. (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 15 Hours ago by: Mike Fleming

Of the five people I know who are transgender[1], all of them have changed their names - four M->F, one F->M. Changing your name is the simple part of being trans. [1] Two friends I've known for decades (so it came as a bit of a surpr

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Posted: 5 Days 15 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

That's a load of codswallop.

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Posted: 5 Days 16 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

Willow?

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Posted: 5 Days 16 Hours ago by: Don Stockbauer

I invented a game over here in left Pondia what it is is you shoot an arrow as straight up as you can and the winner is the guy who has the arrow come down closest to him or her and you can play in two ways either the person hast to

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Posted: 5 Days 16 Hours ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

That seems a little extreme to me, but I think there is a growing awareness of the extent of gender conditioning children undergo that starts with blue or pink and gets more and more intense from there on. It almost seems designed to en

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Posted: 5 Days 16 Hours ago by: Richard Robinson

No, just a misspelt kipper.

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Posted: 5 Days 16 Hours ago by: Richard Robinson

Hurrah ! Arrows fall down.

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Posted: 5 Days 17 Hours ago by: maus

Wot?. No Yew and sinew?.

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Posted: 5 Days 17 Hours ago by: maus

Congrats to her. Archery can be hard work

telly naming rant.

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Posted: 5 Days 18 Hours ago by: soup

I am a classical liberal ie not left wing or right wing but SLIGHTLY right of centre. Someone had said "Greys Anatomy" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grey%27s_Anatomy was not only very long running but was espousing more and more SJW ta

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Posted: 5 Days 18 Hours ago by: Nick Odell

Sir Ranulph Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes has never struck me as the type to play the FForte-pparaffino - or anything else that might require the full complement of fingers and toesis. Nick

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Posted: 5 Days 18 Hours ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

Whereas if I use my phobile to get roadside assistance from the AA they get a GPS derived location along with the request and I can watch the progress of the van getting lost^W^Wcoming to help me on a map which beats the hootery out of

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Posted: 5 Days 19 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

I was watching a YouTube video in which, part way through, someone was spitting feathers because they were trying to buy some stuff online - and the website insisted on using Two Factor Verification by sending her a text. She live half

Re: Decamped (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 19 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

A Shake-down cruise (watch out for FOST at Portland).

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Posted: 5 Days 19 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

That is a complicated bit of kit. Well done that daughter!

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Posted: 5 Days 19 Hours ago by: Kerr-Mudd, John

Dammit Caruthers. I goov you're right! I'm more a Grytpype Thynne (SP agen). OOh I got it rite! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hercules_Grytpype-Thynne

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Posted: 5 Days 19 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

But not Ranulph Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes?

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Posted: 5 Days 19 Hours ago by: Kerr-Mudd, John

Pah. *I* can hit a field, but sometimes that round target thing gets in the way.

Re: Google, I assume this is genuine? (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 19 Hours ago by: Kerr-Mudd, John

There was a later shorttime-working thing in the plant where I worked; but us computer types were 'exempt'.

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Posted: 5 Days 19 Hours ago by: John Williamson

Because we are rapidly approaching a position where if you haven't got a mobile phone (Preferably a "smart" one) surgically attached to your ear, you don't exist. An advantage for officialdom, which few seem to realise, of using a land

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Posted: 5 Days 19 Hours ago by: Kerr-Mudd, John

That's Ffynne by me.

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Posted: 5 Days 19 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

Oops! finger trubble with eyesight overtones. (not overTones) Praps we'll have a teffylone call now I've crected the last emu.

Just had...

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Posted: 5 Days 19 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

An e-mail from someone complaining that the tellingbone number I provided was not a mobile number. I knew that... She should try using a phobile in my fromt room innit, and she'd pretty soon discover why I gave her a number which works.

Re: Decamped (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 20 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

Hidden in butt-trap (oo-er!) No, the 'stock' answer not hoped for (spoils their illusion of superiority) by drill sergeants and SMs of a variety of flavours is: it's the brass tube bonded onto the end of the pull-through opposite the

Re: Decamped (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 21 Hours ago by: Mike Fleming

Brass? And was the "stock" an allusion to where one might find such an implement secreted?

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Posted: 5 Days 22 Hours ago by: Peter

A variation on field archery. Here's the lass and her husband doing field archery https://tinyurl.com/453v3js6

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Posted: 5 Days 23 Hours ago by: Tone

About ten minutes? Tone

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Posted: 5 Days 23 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

Stock question: what is the weight of a pull-through?

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Posted: 5 Days 23 Hours ago by: The Nomad

Ah!, wot I usta call field archery when I were a target archer Avpx

Re: Decamped (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days ago by: Tone

I think your mind needs a pull-through, Rusty me old squeeeeeeaky mate. Tone

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Posted: 6 Days ago by: Tone

Ah, so it's still basically cowboys and injuns then? Tone

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Posted: 6 Days ago by: Peter

RustyHinge <rusty.hinge@foobar.girolle.co.uk> wrote in news:t5dkk9$k8u$1@dont-email.me: I fang ewe.

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Posted: 6 Days ago by: Peter

Tease'n'Seize <tease-and-seize@invalid> wrote in news:vNmdnZ9_bdh_o-f_nZ2dnUU7-W_NnZ2d@brightview.co.uk: Instead of 2-D targets down the field they use 3-D models (polystyrene, I guess) scattered through woods or across mountains. So hi

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Posted: 6 Days ago by: Nick Odell

"They asked me how I knew......" Nick

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Posted: 6 Days ago by: RustyHinge

Just gooved of a nice ploy -if it can be done: to bar pushy wibbles completely, so if a 'pay for preferential treatment' one appears before the requested URL, I can ban-y-fuvg...

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Posted: 6 Days 1 Hour ago by: RustyHinge

Surprises me TAAAW, but it's been happening consistently, and my AV is up-to-date, and the OS (Mint)(, while not the very latest (wot became availabubble yesterday) is pretty recent 64-bit. Hasn't tried its luck today, but I've not bee

Re: Decamped (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 1 Hour ago by: RustyHinge

IRTA 'If I'm speared' and gooved it orta bee 'if I'm spread'

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Posted: 6 Days 1 Hour ago by: Tone

Ah no. This was the prequential (is that a worm?) test flight for ye first festival that I am invited to, that comes over the late ( not late) May BH, the Great North Folk Festival at Brotton Village in the Moors :- https://greatnorth

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Posted: 6 Days 2 Hours ago by: Tease'n'Seize

surprised you get that promble with penguins, it's the sort of trick that microshaft often pull to force people to use Edge as a browser.

Flamin'Fox

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Posted: 6 Days 2 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

Sometimes, when I try to open a wibble I get a message to the effect that Firefox is not currently my default browser and I have to tell the pogrom to boodly-well *make* it my default browser. I've looked in the Jbexf and find - "Always

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Posted: 6 Days 2 Hours ago by: John Williamson

A good time had and lessons learned , then. Sounds like a win to me. Was this the festival or is that later?

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Posted: 6 Days 3 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

Rodents dancing in-line!

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Posted: 6 Days 3 Hours ago by: Nick Odell

Oh, well done, that dad! In Another Place where archery is discussed we would call that a knicker-flash and I would say that is a knicker-flash of the first order. Excavated ovine, I had to look up 3-D Archery to find out what it was.

Decamped

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Posted: 6 Days 3 Hours ago by: Tone

Well that went fairly well. First time out with t'caravan this year. Found I could do most things as long as I took me time and had a regular breather. Long covid is a bar steward. Two years out of breath now. Extended the camp from two

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Posted: 6 Days 3 Hours ago by: Tone

Come a long way since a lump of willow and a bit of string then? Tone

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Posted: 6 Days 4 Hours ago by: Tease'n'Seize

v.good 3D, wossat about then? ... ok, it seemed to give me photos of model bambis and pigs with multiple arrows in them! What did the tree do to deserve that?

Proud Dad

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Posted: 6 Days 5 Hours ago by: Peter

For those of you who can stand Facebook, here is a photo of the new British 3-D archery champion https://tinyurl.com/3amj9yzf For those of you who can't, it's a snap of my daughter.

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Posted: 6 Days 5 Hours ago by: Peter

Groan (but appreciatively)

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Posted: 6 Days 6 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

Call at de Esso Sign

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Posted: 6 Days 6 Hours ago by: Richard Robinson

[Play it loud] I woke up this morning, I had the esso blues ...

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Posted: 6 Days 18 Hours ago by: Tone

Tiz useful for advertising radio progs and folky eventses Tone

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Posted: 6 Days 18 Hours ago by: Tone

Had an offal childhood then? Tone

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Posted: 6 Days 20 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

Similar topic but different video - can't unforget which one it was.

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Posted: 6 Days 21 Hours ago by: John Williamson

Hemmed in is the way I feel when I am "in bricks" as the boatmen used to say. Freedom happens. :-)

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Posted: 6 Days 21 Hours ago by: Tone

'Surrounded by', shirley? 'In' would be rather restrictive. Tone (From a caravan site somewhere in, um, West Yorkshire I think.)

Re: What Do I do With This? (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)

What does she say though. I'm not sure if he can unilaterally do what he says. Many disabled people drive, but some need adapted vehicles. I reckon its them UFOs. Brian

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Posted: 7 Days 3 Hours ago by: Richard Robinson

*grin* My mother's ma was a butcher's daughter, and considerably parsimonious. In her later life I unforget my mother waxing annoyed on being sent to buy "cheap" brawn around the delicatessens of Brighton.

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Posted: 7 Days 3 Hours ago by: Richard Robinson

I had started jbex just a few weeks beforehand - wiring new switchgear into pheletone exchanges. 5 day week, sure.

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Posted: 7 Days 3 Hours ago by: Richard Robinson

And before that there was Blogs. Lots of Sheddi became ex-Sheddi on ... livejournal, I think it was ... .... and I think have now ended up on the Book of Faces. and also because of its pernicious habit of demanding that you sign up be

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Posted: 7 Days 7 Hours ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)

Actually, ES seems to be marking new messages since it came back in such a way that all the threads are mangled. Sigh. Think I may need to delete all old content and restart. Brian

Re: Farcepuke (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 9 Hours ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

These are the rules for a successful productive business that trades in profit, last a lifetime and will one day probably be inherited or sold as a going concern. They are not quite the same as the rules for milking Wall Street for ma

Re: Farcepuke (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 10 Hours ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

There were several, Classmates, MySpace and Bebo were the major ones before Facebook but there were others. Facebook steamrollered them all because it was designed by psychologists to be addictive.

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Posted: 7 Days 16 Hours ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <qtXdK.2066$7%M9.852@fx12.iad>, Sam Plusnet <not@home.com> on Sun, 8 May 2022 at 23:27:33 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote ? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkVBOqEGBVY ?

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Posted: 7 Days 16 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

Gotta love those algorithms. I watched a youtube video recently which covered the structure of city states in ancient Greece. It kept referring to "domestic workers" where it made no sense - but they then explained that YouTube would eit

Re: Farcepuke (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 17 Hours ago by: maus

Agreed. Example, that the AMD chipmaking exists is that Intel does not want to be thought an monopoly. A lot of newbies think that Facebook has been around a long time. Not true, there was another just like it before ((I forget the nam

Re: Farcepuke (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 17 Hours ago by: Nick Odell

I suppose the first thing to say is that I just wouldn't find out about any business that only had a presence on Facebook. The second thing is that, suppose I did find out about them, I would be very wary of using them for anything invol

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Posted: 7 Days 18 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

D8, IIRC

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Posted: 7 Days 18 Hours ago by: Peter

If I want a tradesperson I use Checkatrade or simlar - 'swotitsfor, innit. I have quite a different use for Facebuk. I have an extensive collection of fiends and rellies (of whih I am the oldest). They have trained SWMBO and I to kee

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Posted: 7 Days 19 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

Yebut. When I try to contact some local one-man businesses they hardly ever answer their phone, & faceburk seems the only other way they interact with the outside world.

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Posted: 7 Days 19 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

Which caused me to contemplate the term "tripe-hound" - for which the Collins on-line dictionary sayeth: 1. an objectionable person 2. a newspaper journalist 3. (Australian and New Zealand) a dog Elsewhere it's said that, in WW I, it w

Re: School Dinners (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 22 Hours ago by: Peter

Molishes sense. My dad was the son of a pork butcher and was brought up on offal. I like most offal, tripe being the exception.

Re: Google, I assume this is genuine? (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <mpro.rbjgqp007ifl2030o.brian13434@lycos.co.uk>, Brian D <brian13434@lycos.co.uk> on Sun, 8 May 2022 at 01:44:49 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote I worked for an 'essential' military organisation at that time. Our powe

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Posted: 8 Days 3 Hours ago by: Richard Robinson

Strongly disagree. I havee eaten okra, and tried to eat tripe. They are not in the same class. IMO. I wonder if tripe-eating is something that you'd have to be groomed into as a child ?

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Posted: 8 Days 3 Hours ago by: Richard Robinson

Yebbut, that's "the web". Facebook is only a glorified set of web-pages with added parasites, it isn't necessary for its own sake. People were in contact with each other before it came along, and will continue to be after it's become unfa

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Posted: 8 Days 3 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

What I can tolerate is bluelegs cooked au tripe - i.e., first pick your bluelegses - Lepista saeva - found from October-ish through to the first hard frost and slice them into thick chunks. Fry the chunks lightly in butter with chopped

Re: Google, I assume this is genuine? (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 12 Hours ago by: Don Stockbauer

I remember Johnny Carson saying he was freaked out when people would send him photographs of their pets watching him on TV.

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Posted: 8 Days 12 Hours ago by: Mike Spencer

Ah! A competitor for okra and gumbo. Probably never a problematic repast for British fpubbyoblf and not, happily, for those in HM Leftpondia or northern US Leftpondia. Alas, my mother was from the South and liked okra. Anything made

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Posted: 8 Days 14 Hours ago by: Brian D

I jbexed at a tV transmitter then. they turned our power off about 7:30PM. Got phone call from grid control shortly afterwards asking why TV was off and why ewwe weren't on generators. Sed we didn't have any. They'd had too many complaint

Re: School Dinners (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 14 Hours ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <XnsAE90BCD159DEDFactura3476@144.76.35.252>, Peter <myshed@prune.org.uk> on Sat, 7 May 2022 at 17:33:45 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote My mother used to cook tripe and lights, every Saturday, for the cats. Used to st

Re: School Dinners (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 14 Hours ago by: Brian D

I uster like trype and on!ons, but I can't cook them successfully. The recipe died with my mother, I just can't manage the cooking.

Re: Farcepuke (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 17 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

True I suppose. There are a fair few small local businesses which only seem to operate via a mobile phone and a facebook page.

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Posted: 8 Days 17 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

(snip rest of story) What a load of tripe. Our uncle was the only person in our household[1] who ate tripe. Mom would cook it for him and we would all leave the room. [1] He had his own flat, but ate most meals with us.

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Posted: 8 Days 18 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

And Para Handy was Scottish. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIFROv554UQ

Re: School Dinners (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 19 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

A good thing TAAAW While in hospital in 1966 (having piled-up the Vin & almost killed myself into the bargain), the cooks (chefs, I goove they called themselves) were, to their credit, trying to present a 'more interesting' menu. A so

Re: Farcepuke (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 19 Hours ago by: Mike Spencer

At least one. A friend owned a pickup truck that was rejected by Nova Scotia safety inspection due to a deteriorated frame. Investigating, he learned that the manufacturer had issued a 10 year guarantee for the frame, that it was still

Re: School Dinners (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 19 Hours ago by: Nick Odell

I would suggest a) that you do see it now but you just have to know where to look and b) you probably will have the same problems trying it today as at any other time. They used to (and probably still do) sell loads of it on a Sunday af

Re: School Dinners (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 21 Hours ago by: Peter

RustyHinge <rusty.hinge@foobar.girolle.co.uk> wrote in news:t55onq$qb$1@dont-email.me: Mmm - bread and dripping - a firm flavourite in my yoof. The only thing I couldn't bring myself to try was tripe. Dad had a plate of tripe and onion

Re: Recommended for bored (not bored) sheddi (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 22 Hours ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <j4rc7hh8m1n4s6lideg6mbm3chhj4oa0ej@4ax.com>, Nick Odell <nick@themusicworkshop.plus.com> on Sat, 7 May 2022 at 13:59:14 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote Have we dispensed with the clay pot fridge?

Re: Recommended for bored (not bored) sheddi (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 22 Hours ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <zpidnRT1PryB5uv_nZ2dnUU7-aednZ2d@brightview.co.uk>, Richard Robinson <richardR@privacy.net> on Sat, 7 May 2022 at 08:58:52 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote Or should that be a FForte-pparaffino?

Re: Recommended for bored (not bored) sheddi (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 1 Hour ago by: Richard Robinson

When played on a paraffiano ?

Re: Recommended for bored (not bored) sheddi (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 2 Hours ago by: Nick Odell

The Welsh are musical. If the word is Welsh it would mean that paraffin is louder than parafin. Nick

Re: Recommended for bored (not bored) sheddi (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 2 Hours ago by: Nick Odell

I suppose just having a kettle, a mug and a mini-fridge for the milk[1] (like wot I have furnished in the orl-knew guest room) isn't really playing the game, is it? Nick [1]And/or beer etc

Re: Misspent Old Age (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 2 Hours ago by: Nick Odell

Link turns out to be quite easy to find if you search on -ahem- Terry Miles plays Boogie-Woogie (but you knew that already, KMJ). He seems to do that kind of thing quite a lot. Nick

Re: School Dinners (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 2 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

I didn't really hate it, just rather despised it as a pale (well, a darker shade of pale, really) imitation, was the 'gravy', which was prolly some relative of 'Ugh! Bisto!'. At home, gravy was close to a treat: most of the accrued f

Re: School Dinners (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 3 Hours ago by: Nick Odell

Perhaps we were lucky but I enjoyed everything, frogspawn included. But it wasn't always that way because, you see, I loathed rice pudding from the very beginning. And when I say the very beginning, I mean since before I had ever even tast

Re: Farcepuke (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 5 Hours ago by: Peter

-1 (it has its uses)

Re: School Dinners (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 8 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

I could send you eno(ugh) of the dried pearls to mantle a plateful.

Re: Farcepuke (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 8 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

+ 1 (at least)

Re: Ban list? (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 8 Hours ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)

I did ask hime what he did, but he has not replied yet. My guess is that he backed out of the update, as I've seen disquiet about funny stuff happening from others as well, so as they say, if it aint broke don't fix it. This is why I'm n

Re: Ban list? (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 8 Hours ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)

No neither did i, but then I see nothing all the time. I heard it though. Brian

Re: School Dinners (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 17 Hours ago by: Mike Causer

The frogspawn desert. But even more, carrots the size and texture of a half Lego brick. Later I did get really to enjoy carrots both raw and cooked, so happily there was no permanent damage. Haven't eaten that frogspawn in more t

Re: Ban list? (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 17 Hours ago by: maus

arrived here

Re: Farcepuke (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 19 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

Who is interested in Facepuke? Couldn't say.

Re: Recommended for bored (not bored) sheddi (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 19 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

Orphaned was he? Sad that.

Re: Ban list? (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 19 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

Not sure what you're talking about. Nothing to see here. Move along there.

Farcepuke

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Posted: 9 Days 19 Hours ago by: John Williamson

Appears to be down. The error page says "Invalid Slice" and "Unknown error". Downdetector shows a peak in fault reports starting a few minutes ago,. Is it just me?

Re: Ban list? (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 20 Hours ago by: John Williamson

Nope, can't see a thing. <Grin> On 06/05/2022 19:00, Brian Gaff (Sofa) wrote:

Re: Ban list? (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 21 Hours ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)

Its working again now if this actually posts without me doing anything. So lets see if it appears. Brian

Re: I just noticed (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 21 Hours ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <t52m7q$1d9$1@dont-email.me>, Tone <tone@email.com> on Fri, 6 May 2022 at 09:28:42 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote Slim chance of a

Re: I just noticed (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 1 Hour ago by: Don Stockbauer

I have one of those Roomba robotic vacuum cleaners and it was going around on its appointed rounds and it went over to my toy robot and they fought it out there for several weeks just amazing and finally they came to some kind of truc

Re: School Dinners (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 3 Hours ago by: Richard Robinson

Varieties of frogspawn. Tapioca, semolina ... also halfcooked lumpy mashed spuds. OTOH, I still like butter beans.

Re: Recommended for bored (not bored) sheddi (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 4 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

No, it's an abbreviation from Latin - Parum affinis - little affinity, prolly to petrol.

Re: School Dinners (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 4 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

School dinners at Brentwood were never enough (just post-war, and schools had no leverage to get better deals than rationing offered~) At Wanstead I can't unforget anthing UAB. It was a big school for the time (740-or so) and suppliers

Re: Recommended for bored (not bored) sheddi (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 4 Hours ago by: Kerr-Mudd, John

Thanks. I was hoping for: "It's similar to a simile." []

Re: I just noticed (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 4 Hours ago by: soup

Groan!!

Re: Recommended for bored (not bored) sheddi (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 5 Hours ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

I goove he was having a llarrff.

Re: Recommended for bored (not bored) sheddi (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 5 Hours ago by: nev young

IIRC paraffin was invented by a bloke in Scotland. Also called Young but no relation. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Young_(chemist)

Re: School Dinners (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 5 Hours ago by: nev young

For me it was mashed potato. Always tasted like paraffin has got into it. This was further reinforced by having to sit opposite Kevin who was an open mouth eater. Like else thread I was forced to eat once (everyone being kept in until I

Re: I just noticed (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 6 Hours ago by: maus

I had one of them, it kept getting stuck under the sofa. Perhaps it is still in there, plotting a coup :)

Re: I just noticed (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 6 Hours ago by: Tone

Fat chance Tone

I just noticed

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Posted: 10 Days 7 Hours ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

that my robot vacuum disc thingy has lithium polymer flatteries, does that make it LiPo suction ?

Re: Misspent Old Age (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 16 Hours ago by: Mike Fleming

The latter was the music that we walked down the aisle of the registry office to. The former was an offence against music.

Re: Recommended for bored (not bored) sheddi (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 17 Hours ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <20220505110740.e7244a5b670b46f439947a22@127.0.0.1>, Kerr- Mudd, John <admin@127.0.0.1> on Thu, 5 May 2022 at 11:07:40 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote Metaldehyde stoves . Burned metaldehyde a solid fuel that came as

Re: Recommended for bored (not bored) sheddi (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 17 Hours ago by: Don Stockbauer

wooden a metastove be like you get a room and pile up hundreds and hundreds of ordinary single stoves and have all those those kind of arrange themselves in the shape of a big stove then you'd have a metastove or the like?

Re: Recommended for bored (not bored) sheddi (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 17 Hours ago by: Adrian

In message <oBWcK.398850$F_q1.57040@fx01.ams1>, Sam Plusnet <not@home.com> writes A fiend (who shed door was sadly closed a several hundred of fortnights ago) claimed that Welsh paraffin was spelt pparriffinn. Adrian

Re: School Dinners (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 18 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

Jam roly poly and a couple of other stodgy deserts were good. Back before they were discovered to be "bad for you".

Re: School Dinners (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 18 Hours ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

I didn't stick with them long enough, there was pretty much nothing worth eating and much of it was just short of inedible - and then there was the regimentation - awful, all of it. Packed lunches for me.

Re: Recommended for bored (not bored) sheddi (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 18 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

I do unforget a three foot high fountain of burning paraffin[1]... Which was less than ideal under the circumstances. [1] Does the use of "ff" for an "f" sound, mean that "paraffin" is a Welsh word?

Re: School Dinners (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 18 Hours ago by: Peter

I hated the frogspawn (tapioca) too but I enjoyed everything else (as far as I can remember).

Re: School Dinners (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 20 Hours ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <t512tg$nj$2@dont-email.me>, Tone <tone@email.com> on Thu, 5 May 2022 at 18:52:48 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote Everything about them. Most of all, I suppose, fish pie, anything with milk in it and cabbage. It now

Re: School Dinners (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 21 Hours ago by: Tone

'Tapioca' before the sheddi spelling gestapo ge me Tone

School Dinners

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Posted: 10 Days 21 Hours ago by: Tone

Thinking back that far, what did you really hate? With me it was the smell of cabbage cooking, and tapiaca. Used to make me retch (not wretch). Tone

Re: Katie Spencer (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 22 Hours ago by: Tone

She knows how to use Behringer C1 ambient mics too! All this 'mic in the mouth' stuff you see on TV is crap. Tone

Re: Katie Spencer (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 23 Hours ago by: Tone

Thanks for putting me onto that John. I had somehow missed it! She has it, in performance, talent and delivery, doesn't she? And she looks grand! (Though that shouldn't be a factor with talent, but sadly it is.) But so does her other h

Re: Katie Spencer (thread)

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Posted: 11 Days 2 Hours ago by: hubops

Re: Recommended for bored (not bored) sheddi (thread)

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Posted: 11 Days 3 Hours ago by: Richard Robinson

[Eeyore/Marvin voice] Do you really want to know ?

Katie Spencer

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Posted: 11 Days 4 Hours ago by: Tone

It's not often I do this, I get so many good promos, but this young Yorkshire lady is something very special. Inspired by, but probably better than, John Martyn, with a touch of Joni Mitchell, it's moody, inspiring and, on my new studio

Re: Misspent Old Age (thread)

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Posted: 11 Days 4 Hours ago by: John Williamson

It got re-arranged and re-recorded for the TV series, and the movie used that 'orrible "So long and thanks for all the fish" thing. The arrangement on the LP version was different as well, as were many other bits, because copyright.. I

Re: Misspent Old Age (thread)

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Posted: 11 Days 5 Hours ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

Tim Souster's modified version was used for some H2G2 - that reminded me of the time I saw a "Musique Concrete" concert of his. I gooved he'd got more melodic with time before I discovered that the melodic bits weren't his.

Re: Recommended for bored (not bored) sheddi (thread)

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Posted: 11 Days 5 Hours ago by: Kerr-Mudd, John

What's a Meta for?

Re: Recommended for bored (not bored) sheddi (thread)

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Posted: 11 Days 5 Hours ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <t4vqe9$1q5m$1@gioia.aioe.org>, Dennis Davis <dennisdavis@fastmail.fm> on Thu, 5 May 2022 at 06:22:01 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote Primus stove? What's wrong with the meta stove, if you still have a supply of tabl

Re: Misspent Old Age (thread)

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Posted: 11 Days 5 Hours ago by: nev young

+1

Re: Eternal September (thread)

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Posted: 11 Days 5 Hours ago by: nev young

it shows as OK using the correct wibble address https://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/eternal-september.org?www=1 and from the e-s wibble https://www.eternal-september.org/serverstatus.php?language=en

Re: I hate... (thread)

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Posted: 11 Days 6 Hours ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <t4vnbn$nho$1@dont-email.me>, RustyHinge <rusty.hinge@foobar. girolle.co.uk> on Thu, 5 May 2022 at 06:29:26 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote Stored in RAM for future use. Acknowledgements due to whoever came up with th

Re: Recommended for bored (not bored) sheddi (thread)

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Posted: 11 Days 7 Hours ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

<furtively slides a four way block at Tone>Shhh!

Re: Ban list? (thread)

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Posted: 11 Days 7 Hours ago by: Tone

ditto Tone

Re: Recommended for bored (not bored) sheddi (thread)

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Posted: 11 Days 7 Hours ago by: Tone

I fould have shought one of us would have run an extension lead off that street lamp by now. Tone

Re: Ban list? (thread)

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Posted: 11 Days 7 Hours ago by: Tease'n'Seize

turn off ssl set the port to 80 and set the server name to reader80.eternal-september.org I don't use ES as my main server.

Re: Ban list? (thread)

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Posted: 11 Days 8 Hours ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

Re: Ban list? (thread)

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Posted: 11 Days 8 Hours ago by: Brian Gaff

So do I put the port back to its default value and turn off all the secure stuff? What are other ES users using? Brian

Re: Recommended for bored (not bored) sheddi (thread)

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Posted: 11 Days 8 Hours ago by: Dennis Davis

Mains lecky? Isn't that a bit sophisticated for Ye Olde Shed? What's wrong with a good ol' Primus stove? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Primus_stove

Re: I hate... (thread)

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Posted: 11 Days 9 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

Re: Recommended for bored (not bored) sheddi (thread)

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Posted: 11 Days 13 Hours ago by: Tone

For example, may I respectfully suggest we design a way of making ourselves a mug of tea without having to get orf our old cement sack on a bale of straw seat using only what is in ye shedd? (I assume we do have mains lecky?) Tone

Recommended for bored (not bored) sheddi

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Posted: 11 Days 14 Hours ago by: Tone

https://www.channel4.com/programmes/richard-hammonds-crazy-contraptions/on-demand/71878-001 I just wonder if, using what we have in ye cyber shedd, we could cyber compete? Tone

Re: Ban list? (thread)

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Posted: 11 Days 16 Hours ago by: Tease'n'Seize

try just using reader80 or whatever it's called ... never seen much point in encrypting usenet sessions if you aren't in china/russia

Re: Ban list? (thread)

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Posted: 11 Days 16 Hours ago by: Tease'n'Seize

but does that mean only Matti vari is banned from uk.tech.digital.tv or does it mean, because of Matti vari that uk.tech.digital.tv is blocked for everyone?

Re: Misspent Old Age (thread)

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Posted: 11 Days 17 Hours ago by: Kerr-Mudd, John

Seen as this is drifting a lot; I clicked on a link to a bloke walks into a pub, Terry Miles plays Boogie-Woogie (in nice old pubs, and other venues). ah lost the link, you'll have to search ubend for him.

Re: I hate... (thread)

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Posted: 11 Days 18 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

"Santa Claus will be the judge of that. Now, how are you?"

Re: Misspent Old Age (thread)

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Posted: 11 Days 18 Hours ago by: John Williamson

As it should, that was borrowed for the main H2G2 radio series title theme. The H2G2 version was based on the 1975 version, and re-used for every version since the radio version, apart from the movie.

Re: Misspent Old Age (thread)

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Posted: 11 Days 18 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

Thanks for that. I had no idea where that came from.

Re: Misspent Old Age (thread)

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Posted: 11 Days 18 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

He does seem to have stayed in practice.

Re: Misspent Old Age (thread)

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Posted: 11 Days 18 Hours ago by: Peter

Nick Odell <nickodell@bigfoot.com> wrote in news:abc90d9a-09e7-4396-a2f5-544d3dfee326n@googlegroups.com: Which made me think of galactic hitchhikers.

Re: Misspent Old Age (thread)

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Posted: 11 Days 19 Hours ago by: Nick Odell

Re: Misspent Old Age (thread)

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Posted: 11 Days 21 Hours ago by: soup

Or maybe this version:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lE629oEXsVI I find it weird the Scottish lass looks Americam whilst the American lass looks Scottish. Whilst the Indian lass looks Indian

Re: Misspent Old Age (thread)

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Posted: 11 Days 21 Hours ago by: soup

I didn't even know she did cover versions , bad publicist?

Re: Misspent Old Age (thread)

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Posted: 11 Days 22 Hours ago by: Mike Fleming

Did the Kenny Everett show quite a few times. https://www.youtube.com/watch?vlvoZ9XyXKM

Re: Misspent Old Age (thread)

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Posted: 11 Days 22 Hours ago by: Mike Fleming

Perhaps you'd prefer this version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBmM79YadYM My favourite.

Re: Misspent Old Age (thread)

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Posted: 11 Days 22 Hours ago by: maus

My wife's women's group were visiting a whiskey distillery and at a late moment I decided to go as well. Most of the group were teetotal, so it was up to me and a couple more of the men to do the tasting. Just tasting, no swallowing. All

Re: Ban list? (thread)

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Posted: 11 Days 23 Hours ago by: Brian Gaff

Wolfgang says this so those having problems will still have them as I'm using the settings he sais. I think its this tls thing that might be the problem. Hi. I updated INN to the latest version the day before yesterday. The server log

Rajo turned back on

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Posted: 12 Days 1 Hour ago by: Tone

Now that 'his' email claiming that I am about to be arrested for harassing 'him' (!) has been passed to the ecilop, and the station is backing me to the hilt, I've agreed to lie low for a couple of weeks and give the station repeat shows

Re: Misspent Old Age (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 2 Hours ago by: Tone

Her version of Heartbreak Hotel is better than Elvissesess's imho. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4fbmovAqcU Tone

Re: Misspent Old Age (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 2 Hours ago by: Don Stockbauer

There's a distillery here in the states for Jack Daniels the tourists are not allowed to sample the product because it's in a dry county.

Re: Misspent Old Age (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 3 Hours ago by: soup

It didn't get published though (well not in the accepted form of the word. It's a YouTube video and got 'published' there there is some complete dross on there I do not think the videos are editied for quality by YT.

Re: Misspent Old Age (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 3 Hours ago by: soup

Suzie Q (not to be confused with the song of the same name) only ever seemed to have two hits (Can the can , devilgate drive)and apart from her run on happy days (Leather Tuscadero)she never did seem to break british TV. I don't see a

Re: Misspent Old Age (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 3 Hours ago by: Peter

I've always[1] been aware of her - she seemed to pop up on TV quite frequently - she never quite made it, though. I uster think of her (if at all) as a pale British imitation of Suzie Quatro. [1]well. not 'always', of course. She'sa l

Re: Misspent Old Age (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 4 Hours ago by: John Williamson

I am surprised that got published, it is the worst quality recording I've heard in many a year. Then she started "singing", and I sprained my finger on the "off" button...

Re: Ban list? (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 4 Hours ago by: Brian Gaff

No its working again now but the tv list is supposedly banned for posting by one individual, but not me but it still does not post to it. I have left a message on their helpdesk group, but as its the only message on it I strongly suspect

Re: Misspent Old Age (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 5 Hours ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

Oh good, I'm not the only one. I didn't last more than a few seconds past the start of the singing and that was too much. There was pretty clearly only one point (ok two) to the video. That too.

Re: Misspent Old Age (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 5 Hours ago by: John Williamson

He forgot to mention that he had been born on the 29th of February.

Re: Misspent Old Age (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 5 Hours ago by: Tone

Doncha think you would get just a tad fed up with her if she did go on and on and on all day? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWY_pxcRNPU Tone

Re: Misspent Old Age (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 6 Hours ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <jddpr1FgovbU2@mid.individual.net>, Mike Fleming <mike@tauzero.co.uk> on Tue, 3 May 2022 at 23:49:03 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote Quite put me off my bedtime hot chocolate. I never did find baby voiced women par

Re: Ban list? (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 7 Hours ago by: Tease'n'Seize

Aioe is run in such a strange way, it'll ban you for too frequent access, or too many posts, or because some group or person is on a ban list (their server, their decision of course) Can't see anything that says the shed is blocked th

Re: Eternal September (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 7 Hours ago by: Tease'n'Seize

But downforeveryoneorjust me is for checking wibble servers, not usenet servers, so it'll never show as being "up" at that address ...

Re: Misspent Old Age (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 7 Hours ago by: maus

reminds me of the story of people touring a whisky plant, and arriving at the tasting room, where a grey haired, haggard looking male person was sitting, so one of the tourists asks how old he is, and he replies, "I'm twenty two."

Re: Misspent Old Age (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 8 Hours ago by: Andrew Marshall

+ another 1

Re: Eternal September (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 8 Hours ago by: Thomas Prufer

I get this: and had a problem connecting with SSL. Thomas Prufer

Ban list?

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Posted: 12 Days 8 Hours ago by: Brian Gaff

I just tried to send another message from this server and it told me I was on a ban list. Brian

Re: Eternal September (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 9 Hours ago by: Brian Gaff

Yes its just cutting off the connection every time. At the start of this ist was intermittent. Sadly I cannot create a new account as they seem to be employing a discriminatory cap char on the site, it says type in the chars from the bo

Re: Misspent Old Age (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 13 Hours ago by: Tone

He's a lucky man, but see what she's done to him? He's only 29. Tone

Re: Misspent Old Age (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 16 Hours ago by: Mike Fleming

I rather like https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khkKfMotNoI

Re: Google, I assume this is genuine? (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 16 Hours ago by: Mike Fleming

One of my cats was fascinated by anything moving on a green background. Snooker and rugby were two of her favourites, where she would stand on her hind legs batting at the ball, but the one that stood out for me was "One man and his do

Re: Eternal September (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 17 Hours ago by: Nick Odell

It's been down for me for over a day now and confirmed by: https://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/news.eternal-september.org just a few moments ago. Nick O (drifting in from Google gropes)

Re: Fair Sailing Ar Rob (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 17 Hours ago by: Nick Odell

I like the idea of that! Plus onesies from here also too as well. Nick O

Re: I hate... (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 18 Hours ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <t4s21v$nim$1@dont-email.me>, RustyHinge <rusty.hinge@foobar. girolle.co.uk> on Tue, 3 May 2022 at 21:07:27 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote My response is, "I know you are good, but I asked how you were." Said with a

Re: Fair Sailing Ar Rob (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 18 Hours ago by: Mr Guest

I'd spotted him elsewhere. Sad news and condolences to family and all who knew him.

Re: I hate... (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 18 Hours ago by: hubops

Much better to hear all the details of their recent : : colo-rectal exam : prostate surgery : ingrown toenail : incontinence mishap all of the above etc John T.

I hate...

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Posted: 12 Days 19 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

I hate the resopnse to an enquiry after someone's health - "I'm good."

Re: Fair Sailing Ar Rob (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 19 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

Yes. From me also.

Re: Misspent Old Age (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 19 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

She was 'after my time' - in that my exposure to 'popular music' pretty much ended when I left college & gotta wbo.

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Posted: 12 Days 19 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

No, but it looked very bored.

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Posted: 12 Days 19 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

I've just set up our watering system for the year. Long pipe with lots of individual drippers you put in each plantpot/trough/whatever. Run from a timer it's only on for 2 minutes, twice a day. It keeps the potatoes adequately watered

Re: Google, I assume this is genuine? (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 19 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

of bontata dubh (black potato) SWMBO grows second earlies in medium sized black plastic bags. She's been using the same plastic bags now for around five years. (I think she puts them through the washing chamine each time before use.)

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Posted: 12 Days 19 Hours ago by: Tim+

You can get pills (not Pils) for that… Tim

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Posted: 12 Days 20 Hours ago by: Don Stockbauer

Well, Tone, it's not a mathematical infinity number of thoughts (aleph null), it's a cybernetic potential infinity . a good example of that is you program a spacecraft to report back once a day, you set up an infinite loop but you know

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Posted: 12 Days 20 Hours ago by: maus

+2

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Posted: 12 Days 20 Hours ago by: maus

My Father in law, who had varities of potato like that, sent us a couple of sacks of `black potatoes' like that, very good for potato salad. I Think it is the almost constant wind that keep blight away.

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Posted: 12 Days 21 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

+1

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Posted: 12 Days 21 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

I've probably only just heard of her because she is more often featured on stations I generally consider to broadcast rubbish.

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Posted: 12 Days 21 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

Oh, andwhen 'new' and young, the skin looks a *very* darker shade of - blue, almost black. When cut across, there is a violet-purple ring below the perimiter, with rays of lighter violet-purple focussed on the centre. The spud holds t

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Posted: 12 Days 22 Hours ago by: Tone

Thanks but no thanks. Tone

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Posted: 12 Days 23 Hours ago by: Tease'n'Seize

You can see <ahem>rather a lot of her</ahem> on Sunday lunchtimes with her husband (Robert Fripp) <https://www.youtube.com/c/toyahofficial/videos>

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Posted: 12 Days 23 Hours ago by: Tone

Is that true? I do know a couple of folks who can only generate a limited number of thoughts, many of which are repetitions. They mostly just tag along to other folk's expressed thoughts, like BJ's for e.g. Tone

Re: Eternal September (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 23 Hours ago by: Tone

ES is still good here. Brian, so I guess it's something else. Tone

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Posted: 12 Days 23 Hours ago by: John Williamson

I'd be looking at your ISP and local setup, rather than ES. Badly formed packets can lead the remote unit to throw you off, and if ES are having problems, the information is on their website. All ports on the Eternal September servers a

Re: Fair Sailing Ar Rob (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days ago by: John Williamson

He was just as nice IRL as on the web.

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Posted: 13 Days ago by: ChrisND@privacy.net

+1 It is only today that I came to understand that his persona on here is the same one I have chatted with in at least two other places, under different names - without realising they were the same person. He was also possibly the onl

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Posted: 13 Days ago by: Brian Gaff

Ie The TCP/IP connection was unexpectedly terminated by the server. Maybe I've been thrown off for some unknown transgression? Brian

Re: Fair Sailing Ar Rob (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 1 Hour ago by: The Nomad

+1, <AOL> etc. Avpx (do they _do_ green wings?)

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Posted: 13 Days 1 Hour ago by: Brian Gaff

No it immediately shuts the connection down. Has something changed since yesterday? Brian

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Posted: 13 Days 1 Hour ago by: Brian Gaff

Perhaps they have gone two factor or something. Brian

Re: Misspent Old Age (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 2 Hours ago by: Don Stockbauer

You've only first now heard of her because our civilization has become too complex to even imagine. Due largely to the fact that each of us can generate an infinite number of thoughts. Is that a good thing, or a bad thing?

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Posted: 13 Days 3 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

Likewise.

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Posted: 13 Days 3 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

Hirta (pronounced 'Heerscht'), otherwise known as St Kilda, and the spud would have almost certainly been bontata dubh (black potato), but its actual name as been lost (by any acquaintance of mine) in the mists of time - something like

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Posted: 13 Days 3 Hours ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

Likewise, father in Signals, mother in NAAFI - guess where they met. Father was a paratrooper[11] dropped into occupied Senapr, he'd never flown before joining and after the war he was terrified the first time he was still in a plane

Re: Fair Sailing Ar Rob (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 4 Hours ago by: Andrew Marshall

My sincere condolences to Rob's family and friends.

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Posted: 13 Days 4 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

All my parents were involved: father, RAF (decd.); mother, drove an ambulance; stepfather, Royal Artillery, demobbed 1946, returning to Barclay's Bank, whence all three came before the war. Mother never drove an ambulance again: indeed

Re: Fair Sailing Ar Rob (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 5 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

Please pass on my condolences to family.

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Posted: 13 Days 5 Hours ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

Sad news indeed.

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Posted: 13 Days 6 Hours ago by: John Williamson

That's a bummer. My sympathy to Lesley, family and dog.

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Posted: 13 Days 7 Hours ago by: Andrew Marshall

I'm pretty certain The Yetties sang something very similar on one or more of their albums. I did a quick gwgl, but haven't so far found it.

Re: Eternal September (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 8 Hours ago by: Tone

It's fine here Brian. Tone

Eternal September

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Posted: 13 Days 8 Hours ago by: Brian Gaff

Seems to be in now you see it now you don't mode this morning. Brian

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Posted: 13 Days 12 Hours ago by: Don Stockbauer

I used to visit Challenger Park near Clear Lake City, Texas and there was this guy that had a pure 100% wolf he'd walk through the park: If you tried to interact with the wolf he'd tell you you have to get used to it clamping down on yo

Fair Sailing Ar Rob

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Posted: 13 Days 15 Hours ago by: Tone

Heard from his Lesley that Rob passed the buoy this afternoon in Gainsborough Hospital. Lung cancer and pnuemonia. Floating shedd smoking room hatch closes. Deeply saddened. Tone

Re: Google, I assume this is genuine? (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 16 Hours ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <tCWbK.120189$sMg.62565@fx06.ams1>, Sam Plusnet <not@home.com> on Mon, 2 May 2022 at 20:50:49 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote The oil dribbling bit was not filmed or televised. The Archbish claimed that it was too hol

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Posted: 13 Days 16 Hours ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <N%WbK.120191$sMg.9335@fx06.ams1>, Sam Plusnet <not@home.com> on Mon, 2 May 2022 at 21:17:48 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote Was it done up like two dogs dinners?

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Posted: 13 Days 17 Hours ago by: hubops

" Toyah Ann Willcox (born 18 May 1958) is an English musician, actress, and TV presenter. In a career spanning more than 40 years, Willcox has had 8 top 40 singles, released over 20 albums, written two books, appeared in over 40 stage

Re: Google, I assume this is genuine? (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 17 Hours ago by: Kerr-Mudd, John

Same here last year; lack of water methinks. (Shower water now saved for them - obref other thread in another NG!)

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Posted: 13 Days 17 Hours ago by: soup

Must admit Toyah was not one of my faves when leaving school and becoming a student. ♫ Itsh a myshtery oh Itsh a mhystery...♫ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBf4g65ZAnI

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Posted: 13 Days 17 Hours ago by: Kerr-Mudd, John

I trust it's a brief one.

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Posted: 13 Days 18 Hours ago by: maus

Never sow potatoes where they grown within the last 8 years. Brassicas within the last five. Against that, someone told me of an abandoned (by people) scots Island, where the potatoes have regrown on the same plot since. Kinda sad. Forg

Re: Google, I assume this is genuine? (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 18 Hours ago by: maus

The Church here, (.ie) opposed Television until 1961 because they were afraid that it would change the country's attitudes. When it was eventually allowed, thank $Deity, it did.

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Posted: 13 Days 18 Hours ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

The last time I grew potatoes I planted eight second earlies about this time of year and was still pulling perfect spuds out of the ground in November.

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Posted: 13 Days 18 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

This looks like growing old disgracefully to me. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTdvtKqnMAs

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Posted: 13 Days 18 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

We got our first TV when I was sixteen, by which time I had better things to do than tha watch Robin Hood - Robin Hood, Robin Hood, Riding through the house, Robin Hood, Robin Hood On his clockwork mouse: Feared by the BBC, Loved by the

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Posted: 13 Days 18 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

Both my parents were in the armed forces during WWII. I blame church parades for the fact that neither of them ever subsequently entered a church or chapel, except for the conventional ceremonies involved in BMD.

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Posted: 13 Days 18 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

We were in a local park a couple of months back &, amongst the dog-walkers, there was a bloke chatting to another dog-walker whilst holding three leads. Two medium-sized dogs and a fox.

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Posted: 13 Days 18 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

Some years back I jbexed in a place which had security locks on many sections of the building, with the idea that people would only have access to areas where they needed to be. The place also housed a range of highly dangerous gases,

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Posted: 13 Days 19 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

All the switching gear I jbexed upon would have thrown their hand in that situation. It must be that different rules apply @ 11kV and 440V.

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Posted: 13 Days 19 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

My parents[1] got their first TV at around the same time I arrived - so a fair length of time before the coronation. My earliest recollection (could be a phantom unforgettery) is of half the neighbours on our street crammed into our fr

Re: Google, I assume this is genuine? (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 19 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

'Tis cars that get clamped these days. When we grow potatoes, the 'crop' sometimes weighs less than the seed potatoes we planted.

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Posted: 13 Days 19 Hours ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <t4p8pj$ks5$1@dont-email.me>, RustyHinge <rusty.hinge@foobar. girolle.co.uk> on Mon, 2 May 2022 at 19:44:03 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote I give you the Battalion National Anthem of the 5/3 Rifle Brigade (NZ) circa

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Posted: 13 Days 19 Hours ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <t4p73e$51q$1@dont-email.me>, RustyHinge <rusty.hinge@foobar. girolle.co.uk> on Mon, 2 May 2022 at 19:15:09 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote We did not have a telly at home until I was 20 in 1968. The first thing I sa

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Posted: 13 Days 19 Hours ago by: John Williamson

And in most cinemas of the period. New digital cameras and projectors have better quality than 35mm film. Matte painting has been an obsolete skill for a long time now, and some old movies have been remade using CGI backgrounds to repla

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Posted: 13 Days 20 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

Or better: https://www.monologues.co.uk/Parodies/Ancient_Britons.htm

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Posted: 13 Days 20 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

OK. National anthem of Ancient Britons What's the good of wearing braces, Vests and pants and boots with laces, Spats or hats you buy in places Down in Brompton Road? What's the use of shirts of cotton,

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Posted: 13 Days 20 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

My (maternal) Grandmother's telly was ohled when tellies became available (pre-whoar) and she still possessed it and it was still in use when she died in the 1970s. (9" crt in a tall walnut veneered console and with a speaker biggerer

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Posted: 13 Days 21 Hours ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <djtv6h1tdgllstm51k52eom4vi91vm7j9q@4ax.com>, Nick Odell <nick@themusicworkshop.plus.com> on Mon, 2 May 2022 at 16:19:55 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote That is not what I found when I did a Google search looking for

Mattes with decent video reproduction . (sorry not amusing or

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Posted: 13 Days 21 Hours ago by: soup

Mattes (the painted backgrounds on pictures) were almost indistinguishable from real backgrounds on old TV systems . I was re-watching Stargate SG1 which has some (many?) painted backgrounds, but even at the modest 1440 P that my bedr

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Posted: 13 Days 21 Hours ago by: soup

Watching that dragged me down a rabbit hole and I ended up watching this:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQrlBIMTzIM Gulp. I am turning into a dirty old man (Turning? Ed).

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Posted: 13 Days 21 Hours ago by: Adrian

In message <UW4qN6Aqf+biFAYL@salmiron.com>, Nicholas D. Richards <nicholas@salmiron.com> writes By having an UPS (which apparently exist, but appear to be about as common as hen's teeth) connected to the fibre/copper adapter and your ro

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Posted: 13 Days 22 Hours ago by: Tim+

Well that was a disappointment. I thought it was going to be a selfie taken in a throble. Tim

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Posted: 13 Days 22 Hours ago by: John Williamson

Nick's daughter apparently needs hers to get into her apartment, so a block of flats, not a house. One family member has a master key and can lock individuals out? It could easily be set up to require two authentication codes. I was ge

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Posted: 13 Days 22 Hours ago by: Kerr-Mudd, John

(like)

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Posted: 13 Days 22 Hours ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

You kingy old man!

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Posted: 13 Days 23 Hours ago by: maus

I would guess that the version I remember and the above are derived from a common Ancestor. "As we walked along to a well-known song, Are we downhearted?. No!." Another old song.

Re: Google, I assume this is genuine? (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 23 Hours ago by: maus

My last telly, with batteries to power it, would need at least two to lift it.

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Posted: 13 Days 23 Hours ago by: Nick Odell

Oh....

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Posted: 14 Days ago by: Tone

I was amused last night, watching a TV show on The Yesterday Channel, Bangers & Cash, an amusing documentary about the Matthewson family in North Yorkshire who run clasic vehicle auctions. It's where I sold my Hymer and bought my carav

Misspent Old Age

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Posted: 14 Days ago by: Tone

https://flic.kr/p/2ni5Ni4 Tone

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Posted: 14 Days ago by: John Williamson

Use cellphones, and hope the base station backup supply has kicked in?

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Posted: 14 Days ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <jda6mlFqb6kU1@mid.individual.net>, John Williamson <johnwilliamson@btinternet.com> on Mon, 2 May 2022 at 15:04:02 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote Are we talking about houses or blocks of flats? Supervisors for hou

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Posted: 14 Days ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <78nv6h5ik52f2nsb7pqc2cs3e3qdehur2h@4ax.com>, Nick Odell <nick@themusicworkshop.plus.com> on Mon, 2 May 2022 at 14:33:19 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote I have been pondering a similar problem. We are being directed

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Posted: 14 Days 1 Hour ago by: John Williamson

Normal design is for a manual override on the inside so occupants can get out. There is also a supervisor's key operated lock, usually hidden by a decorative panel, which normal occupants are not told about. Non-lockable emergency exit

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Posted: 14 Days 1 Hour ago by: Nick Odell

And what, I wonder, is the failsafe condition for when (not if, when) there is a system failure? Is there a manual override? Do all the locks fly open? Is everybody locked in, locked in and everybody locked out, locked out? Nick

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Posted: 14 Days 3 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

No, but reminiscent of: No more Latin, no more French, No more sitting on the old school bench, No more spiders in my tea Making go-goo eyes at me: No more crocodiles in my bath Trying their hardest to make me laugh, - and so-on.

Re: Foxen gorn (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 3 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

Not a lot of Tolkein is random.

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Posted: 14 Days 3 Hours ago by: Mike Fleming

I'm not sure that the shower tray would cope with the combined weight of SWMBO and me, and I don't think she'd approve of me finding an alternative shower partner.

Re: What Do I do With This? (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 3 Hours ago by: Don Stockbauer

Man, these postings are evidence of how complex everything is getting; is that a good thing, or a bad thing?

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Posted: 14 Days 3 Hours ago by: Mike Fleming

My dad thought ahead and bought a battery-powered telly. "I'm not missing Doctor Who for anything" he said as he carried it in.

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Posted: 14 Days 3 Hours ago by: Mike Fleming

Contact the Daily Record, tell them what he's done and that the police aren't interested. They're pretty certain to be interested in the police not being interested.

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Posted: 14 Days 3 Hours ago by: Mike Fleming

While I'm all in favour of smartphones, I agree that is a step too far. There's no reason that smartphones shouldn't be used to make things easier, but the corollary to that is that not having a smartphone shouldn't make things more di

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Posted: 14 Days 4 Hours ago by: maus

There are many tunes set to different words. (or visa versa, I forget) Ta. I will look that up. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wfIhl5mn5s reminds me of when old soldiers would gather, around 1950 or so.

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Posted: 14 Days 4 Hours ago by: Jim S

When this bleedin’ war is over No more soldiering for me When I get my civvies clothes on Oh, how happy I shall be. No more church parades on Sunday No more asking for a pass I shall tell the sergeant major To stick his passes up his a

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Posted: 14 Days 4 Hours ago by: Jim S

Wasn't that sung to the tune 'What a friend we have in Jesus' and appears in the film 'Oh what a lovely war'?

old songs

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Posted: 14 Days 5 Hours ago by: maus

As this group is mainly consisting of old guys, I would ask if any remember an old British Army song that went like this, "Only one more kit inspection, only one more church parade, When I get my civvy clothes on, no more soldiering for m

Re: Foxen gorn (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 5 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

He's in Texas, IIRC Yesterday, I had a bum bigglebee blundering round my fromt rheum, mistaking the widows for an eggsit. dunno whether it was a queen or a drone, but I rather goove it was a queen - must have hatched (de-pupated) f

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Posted: 14 Days 5 Hours ago by: maus

Ireland, the best country in the world, or is unless the NI elections shortly turns the country into a mass of disputing clans :} Wasps can be very dangerous in that torpid state. I suppose that it is analogous to the humor of a person w

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Posted: 14 Days 5 Hours ago by: maus

Come to the head of the class (where I can keep an eye on you!)

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Posted: 14 Days 5 Hours ago by: Kerr-Mudd, John

but 'skelob' is near enough bol*cks backwards. Are am I reading too much into this?

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Posted: 14 Days 5 Hours ago by: Richard Robinson

But I haven't noticed the slugs being particularly waspish.

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Posted: 14 Days 6 Hours ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <slrnt6v35d.34p.maus@dmaus.org>, maus <maus@dmaus.org> on Mon, 2 May 2022 at 07:47:57 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote I had to look that one up, being somewhat antithetical towards gothic, or whatever, novels (LOTR, G

Re: Foxen gorn (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 6 Hours ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <slrnt6v39h.34p.maus@dmaus.org>, maus <maus@dmaus.org> on Mon, 2 May 2022 at 07:50:09 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote Eh? I do not know where you are. At this time of the year, in London, they are not normally much of

Re: Foxen gorn (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 7 Hours ago by: maus

A wasp or a WASP? :) Where you?. They haven't woken up here yet.

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Posted: 14 Days 7 Hours ago by: maus

Skelob, LOTR

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Posted: 14 Days 8 Hours ago by: Tim+

I assure you that the pigeon being eaten in our back garden was nothing like dead. Indeed, when the hawk was disturbed by our dog 10 minutes later the pigeon made a run for it. Tim

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Posted: 14 Days 16 Hours ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <1976228216.673124200.029450.tim.downie-gmail.com@news.indivi dual.net>, Tim+ <tim.downie@gmail.com> on Sun, 1 May 2022 at 18:59:41 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote The sparrow hawk hits the pigeon at quite a lick, and

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Posted: 14 Days 16 Hours ago by: Don Stockbauer

A wasp stung me just about an hour ago.

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Posted: 14 Days 16 Hours ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <XnsAE8ADD7DEB100Factura3476@144.76.35.252>, Peter <myshed@prune.org.uk> on Sun, 1 May 2022 at 20:46:23 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote The wasp has been moved and I suspect that you are very right.

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Posted: 14 Days 16 Hours ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <_AAbK.444732$Lc1.273528@fx12.ams1>, Sam Plusnet <not@home.com> on Sun, 1 May 2022 at 19:47:22 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote During one of the power cuts the very nice lady from UK Power Networks explained to me tha

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Posted: 14 Days 18 Hours ago by: Peter

I suspect that the spider is, very slowly and carefullly, wrapping up the wasp. The venom that was injected will be dissolving the wasp's innards. When, eventually, the wasp is harmless it will also be wrapped ready to go into the lar

Re: Google, I assume this is genuine? (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 18 Hours ago by: maus

Hopefully. People should not just lie down and die. In France, they head for the barricades just as they did in 1789. I remember back in some crises back years ago, Some UK minister advised people to share showers. I am waiting for such

Re: Foxen gorn (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 20 Hours ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <XnsAE8A8CF9CFE2FFactura3476@144.76.35.252>, Peter <myshed@prune.org.uk> on Sun, 1 May 2022 at 12:51:29 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote I am not saying the kits have not been eaten, however vixens often move their kit

Re: Foxen gorn (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 20 Hours ago by: Tim+

Ever watched a sparrow hawk eating a pigeon? They just tear away at the breast whilst holding the pigeon down. Whether the pigeon is alive or dead during the process is of no consequence to them. It ain’t pretty, but it’s nature. T

Re: Google, I assume this is genuine? (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 20 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

Back in the 1970s, three-day-week etc. there were lots of power-cuts. The wife of a co-jbexer had a wbo with the CEGB. They had thought ahead and bought a small generator. Come the next power cut & their lights (& freezer etc.) stayed on

Re: Google, I assume this is genuine? (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 20 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

If one phase cut out, that would so imbalance the other two phases that the nearest substation upstream would trip & hence all three phases would go out.

Re: Foxen gorn (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 20 Hours ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <20220501163727.5029485faca83ae63a12f105@eircom.net>, Ahem A Rivet's Shot <steveo@eircom.net> on Sun, 1 May 2022 at 16:37:27 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote Most predator mammals seem to kill their vertebrate prey pre

Re: Outlook.com (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 20 Hours ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <Sp-dnTiUZuo4AfD_nZ2dnUU7-U2dnZ2d@brightview.co.uk>, Richard Robinson <richardR@privacy.net> on Sat, 30 Apr 2022 at 15:31:33 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote 1913 Maybe?

Re: Foxen gorn (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 23 Hours ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

Natural death == Being eaten alive.

Re: Bye bye Rajo (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 23 Hours ago by: Tone

Thanks for your encouragement. I am just to tired (not tyred) and unwell to fight this any more. Tone

Re: Bye bye Rajo (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 23 Hours ago by: Tone

Thanks for your encouragement. I am just to tired (not tyred) and unwell to fight this any more. Tone

Re: Bye bye Rajo (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days ago by: Peter

Sorry to hear that, Tone. People like that often have a short attention span, so hopefully he'll loose interest in you soon and you'll be able to get on with life without the harassment. In the meantime, chin up.

Re: Bye bye Rajo (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days ago by: hubops

Good luck with this , Tony. NIL DESPERANDUM CARBURUNDUM. ILLEGITAMI. John T.

Re: Foxen gorn (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 1 Hour ago by: maus

The local television station, as I recall, had a nesting box with camera, and a mammy bird laid and hatched her chicks in it. `All the girls said `Aah, how cute!' Then it was discovered that the nest was not catproof (there was somethin

Bye bye Rajo

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Posted: 15 Days 1 Hour ago by: Tone

Due to continued personal harassment by a certain individual with a criminal record for harassment, I am giving up radio presentation for now to stop him harrassing the good folks at the radio station with lies about me. I am too old an

Re: Foxen gorn (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 1 Hour ago by: Tone

That's sad. Tone

Foxen gorn

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Posted: 15 Days 2 Hours ago by: Peter

The fox cubs I was watching have vanished, presumed eaten. The vixen's behaviour has changed from alternately hunting for food and feeding them to desperately seraching for her cubs. She's even pulled bits of my shed appart to try to fin

Re: Google, I assume this is genuine? (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 8 Hours ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <250920936.673047528.926575.tim.downie-gmail.com@news.individ ual.net>, Tim+ <tim.downie@gmail.com> on Sat, 30 Apr 2022 at 21:41:46 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote Agreed however I am not sure how rare that is. The l

Re: Google, I assume this is genuine? (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 8 Hours ago by: Don Stockbauer

But basically it just means that it's going through a face

Re: Google, I assume this is genuine? (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 16 Hours ago by: Adrian

In message <250920936.673047528.926575.tim.downie-gmail.com@news.individual.net>, Tim+ <tim.downie@gmail.com> writes Indeed. However, I goove that I've jbexrq out where the yokel substations are, and so far as I can tell, my street an

Re: Google, I assume this is genuine? (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 17 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

Many moons ago we had a power cut, and after not very long my next-door neighbour knocked on the door: "Tony, are you on a different supply from us? Your house is a blaze of light..." I had, in those days, an array of paraffin lamps -

Re: Google, I assume this is genuine? (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 17 Hours ago by: Tim+

Depends entirely on the cause and position of the power cut. If just one phase goes (relatively rare) you would normally see that one in three houses is without power in your street but that would require a relatively local defect (in a

Re: Google, I assume this is genuine? (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 18 Hours ago by: Adrian

In message <PQHM8hAUCYbiFAaW@salmiron.com>, Nicholas D. Richards <nicholas@salmiron.com> writes The last time I looked, I was in the UK. Judging by what happens when we have a power cut, the whole street (~28 houses, largely molished in

Re: Google, I assume this is genuine? (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 18 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

Much like helium - which is why it is used in leak detection on vacuum systems. (Also splendid for making you sound like Mickey Mouse.)

Re: Outlook.com (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 18 Hours ago by: Richard Robinson

Clock is handy, too.

Re: Outlook.com (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 18 Hours ago by: Richard Robinson

Just an outbreak of Shed Time, I think.

Re: Outlook.com (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 18 Hours ago by: Peter

SWMBO likewise. In the event that something she wants done is easier on a smartphone, she just tells me to do it on mine.

Re: Outlook.com (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 19 Hours ago by: Tone

Refuse to do smartphones. 'Puters are fine. Only just got my head around mobile phones. Mine does phone calls, texts, and it is a torch. Tone

Re: Google, I assume this is genuine? (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 19 Hours ago by: Tease'n'Seize

Some supply companies are now making 3-phase wiring to new premises standard, you'll probably still get a 1-phase meter fitted unless you have a requirement (such as big heat pump, or car charger) or 80, or 100 amp.

Re: Outlook.com (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 19 Hours ago by: maus

I have reverted from smartphone to a more Nokiash model. Smartphones are getting too powerful in our lives. My daughter needs hers on her person to get into her apartment in Dublin.

Re: Outlook.com (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 20 Hours ago by: Nick Odell

That was March 10. This is April 30. Has something just happened? Nick

Re: Google, I assume this is genuine? (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 20 Hours ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <slrnt6qk8m.6n8.maus@dmaus.org>, maus <maus@dmaus.org> on Sat, 30 Apr 2022 at 15:09:10 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote In the UK, AFAIK, 3 phase is delivered to the domestic street level. Roughly a third of the proper

Re: Google, I assume this is genuine? (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 21 Hours ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <t4jn3r$1s4$1@dont-email.me>, Tone <tone@email.com> on Sat, 30 Apr 2022 at 17:11:39 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote Teslas give you bollocks, perhaps?

Re: Google, I assume this is genuine? (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 21 Hours ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

From a tiger in your tank to a tingle in your testes - is that progress ?

Re: Google, I assume this is genuine? (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 21 Hours ago by: Peter

Plugging them in is not reccomended.

Re: Outlook.com (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 21 Hours ago by: Richard Robinson

Yes.

Re: Google, I assume this is genuine? (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 22 Hours ago by: Tone

I read that as 'Testes'. Tone

Re: Google, I assume this is genuine? (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days ago by: maus

There are rumours that the local electricity are going to upgrade their network to full 3phase and beyond to deal with the expected need when millions of people that will arrive home around the same time, and will want to plug their Tes

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days 1 Hour ago by: Brian D

The serapu are currantly putting arj cables in for thet very porpoise. Sam Plusnet <not@home.com> wrote:

Re: Google, I assume this is genuine? (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days 5 Hours ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

They can however make use of the "forgot password" link on all sorts of sites which is quite bad enough.

Re: Google, I assume this is genuine? (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days 6 Hours ago by: Don Stockbauer

Linda White gave me Thunderbird back in 2007.

Re: Google, I assume this is genuine? (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days 6 Hours ago by: Tease'n'Seize

You don't have to use thunderbird's unified inbox, I have no idea if it's the default for new installs because I have it turned off, but you can keep separate in/out/sent folders per email account.

Re: Google, I assume this is genuine? (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days 6 Hours ago by: Tease'n'Seize

Not so much ... by having a separate password hat can only be used for IMAP/POP, it matters less if that gets compromised by weak security, because it can't be used to hack your whole google account. Someone gaining access to your ema

Re: Google, I assume this is genuine? (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days 7 Hours ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)

They seem to be suggesting intheir help section that you can bypass this and still continue, but they want you to somehow identify the machine, which as far as I can see should be easy at their end as its in the header. I think I'm going

Re: Google, I assume this is genuine? (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days 7 Hours ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)

All my accounts have both Imap and pop 3, so I can see the spam folders. The problem with Third is the fact that I'd need to learn all new keystrokes and all the mail comes into one big heap, OK it can be sorted thereafter, but there is

Re: Google, I assume this is genuine? (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days 7 Hours ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)

Well I have been reading their so called help pages and it seems to suggest that you can actually allow applications to carry on using the normal log in, but you have to make them aware of the specific machine and software. To me this se

Re: Computer query (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days 7 Hours ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)

I found extensions tended to make it worse. I do feel though that USBA sockets and plugs aare most certainly not the best for connections even when new. A wibble and oops no stick or a crash. I guess that depends which line is the one t

Re: Computer query (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days 7 Hours ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)

No I use differentsockets. I'm leaning toward drivers from what have read elsewhere. Snag is will the drivers still be available. Still it should be possible to work through the whole usb tree and just ask it in the device manager to rei

Re: Google, I assume this is genuine? (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days 17 Hours ago by: Tease'n'Seize

Thunderbird supports oAuth2, which is primarily what google would prefer users connect with. Failing that, you have to enable 2 step verification on your entire google account, and that allows you generate separate password just for y

Re: What Do I do With This? (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days 19 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

Has he even seen/met you in recent times? If not, then he must be committing some type of offence.

New thread (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days 19 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

Including Brian?

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days 19 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

That can be said of pretty much every type of renewable energy. I'm very much in favour of such schemes, but none provide a magic bullet.

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days 19 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

More recently, they use excess power to split (water I assume) to give hydrogen, and propose to use the hydrogen to power the Kirkwall to Shapinsay ferry. https://www.orcadian.co.uk/design-of-orkney-hydrogen-powered-ferry-revealed/

Re: Google, I assume this is genuine? (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days 19 Hours ago by: Chris Elvidge

I've just done this for an older version of Thunderbird (52.2.1 32 bit) which doesn't support OAuth2 for POP. If you use IMAP, OAth2 has been available for quite some time - even this one. First enable 2-factor in your Gmail account. T

Re: What Do I do With This? (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days 19 Hours ago by: Tone

Thanks for this Nick. The radio station won't copy his emails to me, but they are apparently laughably stupid as well as being highly offensive. However the trustees have said that they would release them to a legal representative. The

Re: Computer query (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days 20 Hours ago by: Chris Elvidge

You seem to be conflating two unrelated things - Memory (RAM) and Disk (USB). USB sticks are not (generally) regarded as memory. Plugging/unplugging RAM (as I read your original post) while the computer is on will cause crashes - and p

Re: Computer query (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days 20 Hours ago by: Tone

Yes. I had a similar problem. I though it was a flash drive that was screwing up my music, but it turned out to be a usb socket. I now use USB extension leads to save wear and tear on the 'puter usb sockets. Tone

Re: What Do I do With This? (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days 20 Hours ago by: Nick Odell

Congratulations! He's now done two separate and distinct things against you which makes his behaviour an offence under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997. (You can read up the law if you like but this is more straightforward: <https

Re: Computer query (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days 20 Hours ago by: hubops

An easy trouble-shoot - perhaps Brian has already tried it ? - if the machine has 1 good reliable USB port < perhaps the usual mouse input > try the memory sticks in there and the <mouse> into the problem port .. The

Re: What Do I do With This? (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days 21 Hours ago by: maus

Thorougly agreed. After discussing this on this platform a while ago, the only reason I would give up driving is that if I thought that I was a danger to other road users. I will go for a long drive over the Bank Holiday weekend. If I do

Re: Computer query (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days 22 Hours ago by: John Williamson

As the problem is reported with multiple sticks, which all work on other computers, I'm betting that more than 10 years of plugging USB sticks in has worn the socket out or damaged a solder joint.

Re: Computer query (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days 22 Hours ago by: Pancho

I had to replace a button CR2032 battery a couple of weeks ago. The symptoms manifested as boot failure. The PC randomly couldn't find boot device. When it did boot, it was solid. I think Brian's problems are different. It could be ha

Re: Computer query (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days 23 Hours ago by: John Williamson

In that case, the problem you describe is probably a fault on the motherboard, such as a poor solder joint securing the socket.

Re: Google, I assume this is genuine? (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days 23 Hours ago by: Mark P. Nelson

"Brian Gaff" <briang1@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote in news:t4h06a$1gr2$1@gioia.aioe.org: You can do this with Thunderbird no problem. I realise you are not sighted, and I don't know how this will work for you or if you'll need help. You wi

Re: What Do I do With This? (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days 23 Hours ago by: Tone

That Joe Q Public has now emailed our radio station complaining about me! He is not nice! They're taking no action. Tone

Google, I assume this is genuine?

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Posted: 16 Days 23 Hours ago by: Brian Gaff

On 30 May, you may lose access to apps that are using less secure sign-in technology brian1gaff@gmail.com To help keep your account secure, Google will no longer support the use of third-party apps or devices which ask you to sign in t

Re: Computer query (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)

Wrong end of stick, or ram drive or thumb drive? Brian

Re: Computer query (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)

We have to turn it off as the room is notours. I think though when its been on for a while the system is normally fine and boots from the right things, but I would need to find a pair of eyes to go into the bios I suppose. Where is the bat

Re: Computer query (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 1 Hour ago by: hubops

Is the computer clock OK ? - I'm wondering if the little battery is in need of replacing ? Just a thought .. a Win 7 era computer would be pushing 15 years old ... Do you shut it off daily ? or just let it "sleep" ?

Re: What Do I do With This? (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 2 Hours ago by: Don Stockbauer

I was amazed because my sister told me that my hundred and one year old mother actually got animated yesterday and was talking to people and I just couldn't believe it every time I saw her she was almost comatose so it does do exactly wha

Re: What Do I do With This? (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 2 Hours ago by: Tease'n'Seize

I'd say if your doc hasn't previously told DVLA you're unfit to drive, getting a request triggered from Joe Q Public is unlikely to change things.

Re: What Do I do With This? (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 4 Hours ago by: John Williamson

Good. If you can find a way, report it to the court that sentenced him. The Clerk of the Court would be a good place to start. As you say, the police won't be interested in what they view as a domestic dispute, and would require you to

Re: What Do I do With This? (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 4 Hours ago by: Tone

Thanks. That is very reassuring. Though the DVLA have taken this random report seriously already. My GP is sympathetic. One of the conditions accepted in mitigation by the scottish sheriff was "He has been engaging with the Mental Hea

Re: What Do I do With This? (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 5 Hours ago by: John Williamson

As others have said, ignore him, but it might be worth checking what conditions the court in Scotland imposed on his future behaviour. Repeating the behaviour may lead to action being taken, if you can get through to the right person.

Re: Computer query (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 5 Hours ago by: John Williamson

Why do you keep adding and removing RAM? Normally, it is fitted once and left in place for the life of the Machine. It is also sensitive to static, so can be damaged by touching it while it is not fitted, esopceially if you are wearing

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 5 Hours ago by: Richard Robinson

OK, so you've got a Thing, up there in orbit. Capable of beaming its Rays onto a place down here on the surface and hard to destroy ...

Re: What Do I do With This? (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 6 Hours ago by: Peter

I wouldn't worry about that. I have to have my eyes examined every three years for DVLA. It's free, and no bother, and reassuring when they tell me I can continue to drive. +1. Don't feed the trolls.

Computer query

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Posted: 17 Days 6 Hours ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)

I know there are some folk here who dabble with computers, so I thought I'd ask this. A machine has been working for some years, yes you got the odd crash but nothing our of the ordinary with Windoze. However in the last few days its r

Re: What Do I do With This? (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 6 Hours ago by: maus

Ignore him. Only way to answer that. Most thugs I know inform the police immediatly.

Re: Not only meteorites missing (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 7 Hours ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)

HA! No its real insofar as many of the new messages are from very old threads. Nobody seems to be contributing any new ones. Brian

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 8 Hours ago by: Tease'n'Seize

Coal power stations are being asked not to shut down just yet <https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2022/04/27/coal-power-set-stay-execution-ministers-scramble-keep-lights/> OK, it's not exactly a U-turn and they're probably just "in r

What Do I do With This?

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Posted: 17 Days 12 Hours ago by: Tone

The X^4's son has decided that he doesn't want me to see his mother any more. He has told the DVLA that I am unfit to drive. I now have had the forms to fill in giving details of my medical condition and GP's contact. I may have to pay

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 13 Hours ago by: Tease'n'Seize

I know we've been told that ... but the Germans, Chinese and others are going to be burning coal for several decades to come, nobody seems to be thanking us for having shut most of our coal down already, even the ones where we fitted t

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 15 Hours ago by: Mike Fleming

You do know that there's a climate crisis being caused by excessive burning of, among other things, coal, don't you?

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 17 Hours ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

D'you know Pete Byrnes ?

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 17 Hours ago by: Peter

Richard Robinson <richardR@privacy.net> wrote in news:uImdnfIJS7-Blvb_nZ2dnUU7-S2dnZ2d@brightview.co.uk: Well thank you Richard. Oh, wrong spelling, as you were.

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 17 Hours ago by: Richard Robinson

At least peat smells nice.

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 17 Hours ago by: Richard Robinson

I Blame The Tbireazrag. I know some of the people in http://www.orkneywind.co.uk/ - a while back, one of them was talking about this. Orkeny's generating more than it can eat, there are cables under the Firth down to the Big Island, they

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 18 Hours ago by: Peter

Sam Plusnet <not@home.com> wrote in news:COBaK.679954$LN2.295944@fx13.iad: Indeed, better used in the baseload mix.

Re: Driving licence (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 19 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

Whilst the UK implements the rules with exacting precision. (or do I mean precise extraction?)

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 19 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

The output from such a scheme doesn't suddenly go to maximum the moment the tide turns. It will be more like a sine curve with the central section chopped out, so you only see the upper and lower parts of the curve. Useful power certain

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 20 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

The result of having four tides a day must be relatively small mass movement of water, so not ideal for power generation porpoises.

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 20 Hours ago by: Peter

Nick Odell <nick@themusicworkshop.plus.com> wrote in news:vanl6htp0o7gkbgl502b19jr0u0hrrgnm2@4ax.com: There's quite a few places round the coast where tidal storage schemes could supply power almost continously. Bi-directional turbines

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 20 Hours ago by: Kerr-Mudd, John

There was a Big Push a couple of years back for a Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon. But the Buggerem had already spent too much on getting a Japanese firm to promise to upgrade Hinckley Point, at that point. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tidal_L

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 20 Hours ago by: Nick Odell

On Inside Science this afternoon (https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0016pw1 repeated later tonight) they said that the place they were reporting from (Wales? West Country?) could operate tidal-based schemes that would provide electrici

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 21 Hours ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

Some of the designs I've looked are are basically huge sheets of plastic film with solar cells printed on one side and microwave aerials printed on the other dotted with chips turning the electrickery into phased array focused microwave

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 22 Hours ago by: maus

They are the maddest ideas yet. i would hasten to sell any interest I had in property in either TelAviv or Tehran if they were put into use. No property in either place?. Check on your insurance, and in what it boils down to if it is re

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 22 Hours ago by: Tease'n'Seize

Mad Vlad would probably use them for target practice ...

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 23 Hours ago by: Tease'n'Seize

It's very nice, but you need 32,000 of those to match one Hinckley Point C, and we could do with several more Hinckley Points

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 23 Hours ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

There are places with four tides (one is near the Isle of Wight) a day due to resonance effects, presumably such things could be engineered rather than relying on natural water formations.

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days ago by: Richard Robinson

Yes, but predictable periods. It would need the notional grid to have some sort of buffering capacity, sure. Maybe that's beyond such a <insert worldbeatinghoohabuzzwords here> country as this ?

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

Well perhaps - for long term sustainability nuclear needs a lot of jbex. <https://whatisnuclear.com/blog/2020-10-28-nuclear-energy-is-longterm-sustainable.html> Powersats are likely to become a viable option soonish too.

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 1 Hour ago by: John Williamson

I've not crunched any numbers, but a selection of tidal flow checks round the coast suggests a low speed period of a couple of hours twice a day all around the coastline. The tides on the West are about two hours different from the tid

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 3 Hours ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

London smog - and some if it is radioactive. Coal is even nastier fuel than peat and that's going some.

Re: Foxen (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 3 Hours ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <r3tk6ht8kh0ohslt8s2rjeu1ikf32pvle2@4ax.com>, Nick Odell <nick@themusicworkshop.plus.com> on Thu, 28 Apr 2022 at 12:04:34 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote From the questions that my wife asks, I suspect that my wife (m

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 3 Hours ago by: Kerr-Mudd, John

and climes! IIUU it's an Arabian Peninsular; the Saudis are a family dynasty. a decent thermal gradient? all the better!

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 4 Hours ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <slrnt6kond.47p.maus@dmaus.org>, maus <maus@dmaus.org> on Thu, 28 Apr 2022 at 09:48:29 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote On the other hand many people do know that it gets very cold in deserts at night. Tourism has made

Re: Foxen (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 4 Hours ago by: Nick Odell

I didn't even know there was a brown ball and/or I didn't know the others were red. (I have the same problem). Nick

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 4 Hours ago by: ChrisND@privacy.net

Fairynuff - I suspected someone would have actually done the maths (I would be interested to see the link if you find it?). However, one might hope that during the 'low periods' that there might be enough wind (or sunshine) somewhere to

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 4 Hours ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <t4dgsj$ijc$3@dont-email.me>, Tone <tone@email.com> on Thu, 28 Apr 2022 at 08:48:34 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote Not many of us have streams flowing through our property or gardings even. Damming streams usually r

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 5 Hours ago by: maus

A memory of long ago came back to me last nigh, brought back by a mention of deserts. Not many people in the temperate zones of Earth know that with little moisture in the air, deserts get very cold at night, even water in containers can

Re: Not only meteorites missing (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 5 Hours ago by: Don Stockbauer

No, Brian is not the only one I've never received any messages from anyone in my entire life due to my pleasant personality.

Re: Not only meteorites missing (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 6 Hours ago by: John Williamson

As you are the only one reporting a fall off in postings, I suspect te problem is local to you. On 28/04/2022 08:07, Brian Gaff (Sofa) wrote:

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 7 Hours ago by: Tone

Or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qh62XRhd1nM Tone

Re: Not only meteorites missing (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 7 Hours ago by: Tone

+ another 1 Tone

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 7 Hours ago by: Tone

I've always been a bit fussy where I put it. Tone

Joke warning

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Posted: 18 Days 8 Hours ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)

If Elon Musk bought You Tube and Facebook as well would it be called you twit face? Brian

Re: Not only meteorites missing (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 8 Hours ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)

How would one know, though if it was an interconnect issue from other parts of the world. Note I did not say four corners of the world, as everyone knows there have to be 8 of those. Brian

Re: Not only meteorites missing (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 8 Hours ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)

I think if it had been, then one would see threads with no start or holes in them, and I do not see that. I guess it might be a backbone issue, but if it is it negates the whole point of Usenet. Brian

Re: Driving licence (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 15 Hours ago by: Mike Fleming

It doesn't prevent you putting diseasel into a petrol motorcycle. Which I realised just as I'd finished filling it up (so I didn't start it up which wouldn't have helped things). Cost me one fill of diseasel, one fill of petrol, and a

Re: Missing meteorite? (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 15 Hours ago by: Mike Fleming

I'm sure Elon Musk will want to stay alive, so he'll pay for it.

Re: That was fun... (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 16 Hours ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <jcto8iFegqbU1@mid.individual.net>, John Williamson <johnwilliamson@btinternet.com> on Wed, 27 Apr 2022 at 21:44:01 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote In our case it would be ehqql , well common grey, fdhveeryf.

Re: Foxen (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 16 Hours ago by: Mike Fleming

Funnily enough, in the snooker a few days ago, Mark Williams had to ask which was the brown ball as he has trouble distinguishing it from the red balls - not normally an issue as it tends to be at the other end of the table but it had

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 16 Hours ago by: Mike Fleming

Not in one place, but we have a grid which distributes electricity. While there's slack water in one place, another will be in full spate. Here's a quick sample of tide times for 28/04/22 along the Sarf Coast: Ramsgate 28/4 Low 05:37 0

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 17 Hours ago by: Tim+

They don’t. Haven’t got the link to hand but clever people have established that no matter how many schemes you had around the UK, you’d have periods of very low output. Tim

Re: Driving licence (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 17 Hours ago by: Nick Odell

Uganda has never been a shining example of honest trading practice and in those days in Venezuela, petrol was like we were promised nuclear power would be - too cheap to meter. Neither country had a terrific incentive to measure fuel wit

That was fun...

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Posted: 18 Days 18 Hours ago by: John Williamson

Not. Ths flaptop screen started flapping more than it should, and it turned out that the metalwork that was holding it together had snapped. Not a major problem, as I have an identical one with a dead motherboard. Swap the piece of met

Re: Driving licence (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 19 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

It may be something to do with Weights and Measures legislation. Pumps have to be accurate to within some defined limits, and both starting & stopping the pump introduces some degree of error. If you use it to dispense (silly example) 2

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 20 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

That is said to be the problem with the "Fill the Sahara with lots & lots of solar panels" scheme. The sheer cost and difficulty involved in installing power distribution systems to get power to the users - and not have ill-intentioned

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 20 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

Tide times certainly do vary around the UK, but do they vary _enough_ to keep energy production running smoothly? My gut feel is that plus or minus a couple of hours wouldn't be enough.

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 20 Hours ago by: Kerr-Mudd, John

IDWTP.

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 20 Hours ago by: Kerr-Mudd, John

It might be: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentland_Firth#Tidal_power but it would need some Big New Cables to take it somewhere useful.

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 22 Hours ago by: Tease'n'Seize

Even the big one at dinorwig can only run for 6 hours to provide 6% of the UK's demand, it's about 75% efficient from pumping it up to letting it out. So you'd need to import lots of tall mountings with big lakes at the top. It's not

Re: Herpes rebranded (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 23 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

That would have been the dubblehob. The other two expected items came by UPS and were delivered not ony to the door, but to the bed, and offers to open parcels for me were made.

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days ago by: maus

Why was the Pentland Firth never considered? Powerful tides and all? there are ways of storing energy, including one I can see from my window, even if it is 30+ miles away, a lake on top of a hill where water is pumped up, and that driv

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 3 Hours ago by: ChrisND@privacy.net

Tidal in/out is about 6 hours each way but, even though we only have one moon<G>, the tidal times vary throughout the kingdom <G>, therefore not everywhere is at the same state of tide simultaneously - even in the UK. So, an efficient

Re: Not only meteorites missing (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 3 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

+1

Re: Not only meteorites missing (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 4 Hours ago by: Peter

John Williamson <johnwilliamson@btinternet.com> wrote in news:jcsj07F7h4nU1@mid.individual.net: ES is OK here.

Re: Herpes rebranded (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 4 Hours ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <t4b2ue$14l$1@dont-email.me>, RustyHinge <rusty.hinge@foobar. girolle.co.uk> on Wed, 27 Apr 2022 at 10:38:21 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote On this occasion the delivery person was caught out. The door was open and I

Re: Not only meteorites missing (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 5 Hours ago by: John Williamson

The bits I follow have been somewhat busier than normal. I am on the Berlin server. I don't known if Eternal September is having problems again.

Re: Herpes rebranded (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 5 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

(♪) ||: Someone has just walked up to the door, tapped on its window and walked back to the road :||

Re: Not only meteorites missing (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 6 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

Cookie Monster's hungry.

Not only meteorites missing

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Posted: 19 Days 8 Hours ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)

The whole of Usenet seems to have gone quiet in the last 6 weeks or so. I just wondered why? Brian

Re: Artic Cool lated again (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 8 Hours ago by: John Williamson

On this chamine, the biggest mail domain folder Thunderguts is jbexvat with is 2.54 GB, and it holds over 5,000 messages which are a mixture of plaintext, html and attachments. The total size of all the mailboxen is a tad over 4 GB. The

Re: Driving licence (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 13 Hours ago by: Don Stockbauer

Dear Mr. Peek that must be what the petrol pump hardware does in Britain in America there is no minimum purchase

Re: Driving licence (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 15 Hours ago by: Nick Odell

Blind Bambi about the court case. That corner of South America is very, very remote. I've never made it to the Guyanas though I've spent time everywhere else in SA. Nick

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 16 Hours ago by: maus

Still silly. There was an estimate years ago that sowing 15% of a farm with canola would make it viable without any fossil fuel inputs. It was laughed at when real experts were consulted. The US is allowing more alcohol to be mixed with

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 16 Hours ago by: Nick Odell

It's not the cards that's the problem, it's the staples they use to fix 'em there. Nick

Re: Driving licence (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 16 Hours ago by: maus

Odd story. In an inheritance battle here, a man who had disappeared into somewhere Venezuela-Guyana area years ago reappeared, gave evidence, and returned there and has not been heard of since. Rumours of harems of native girls, and hoa

Re: Missing meteorite? (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 16 Hours ago by: Mike Spencer

I suppose that they would have had to employ a team to use a sufficient number of them first? Cost reduction if people would pay to be on the team?

Re: Driving licence (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 16 Hours ago by: Nick Odell

This was in the days of Chávez: everything was political. Caracas was a madhouse but the further out you went, the more sanity prevailed. I suspect (but don't really know since I haven't checked) the price of fuel is sky high these days

Re: Driving licence (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 18 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

When I were a nipper I used to ohl a pint of petrol sometimes for a rather good petrol stove (Finnish Army issue), but then, a galleon of the stuff was (IIRC) 3s. 9d.

Re: Artic Cool lated again (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 18 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

aDnmmmti! My tea's nearly clod. I collect som big grüppen... And it's the capacity of T/brid to Jbex, (I'm guessing), not the amount of discspace available. Prolly.

Re: Missing meteorite? (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 18 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

Are we back into Goons territory with "The Dreaded Batter-Pudding Hurler of Bexhill-on-Sea" ? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bVHNF7sDds

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 18 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

The female 50% don't have anything to put one on - which may be why they so often feel put upon.

Re: Artic Cool lated again (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 18 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

I had to dismantle some T/bird folders from a seized-up flfgrz because they were so stuffed with overquoting. There's still plenty of disc-space, though admittedly, not as much as some boxen - I ohled it pre-loved at least five of year

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 18 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

Why put them on cards in the first place? Daft I calls it.

Re: Driving licence (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 18 Hours ago by: maus

I had a Defender, the Austrian engined one, but swapped it for a japanese machine because the seat in the landrover was impossible to shift to a comfortable position. The swap was to a LandRover enthusiast who put in a new textured paint

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 18 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

Think of a cross between a large tractor and an overhead-wire tram. Have to build the infrastructure, but then the wbo's a good un. Or a stationary eclectic engine at one end of the field, & a cable-driven plough running back & forth j

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 18 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

If the water in the water main is under pressure[1] then how does the methane manage to get in there? [1] If not, how do you get it to move?

Re: Missing meteorite? (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 19 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

A flonk of bats, psurely?

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 19 Hours ago by: Nick Odell

Just give it a few hundred years or so and it'll seem like we always lived that way. Nick

Re: Missing meteorite? (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 19 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

Splatted *Steaming* Grapefruit From Outer Space!

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 19 Hours ago by: Kerr-Mudd, John

I goov it was more that the buggerem wouldn't countenance it; as they'd already over-committed to a nuclear venture for somerset.

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 19 Hours ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <t49bao$5ge$1@dont-email.me>, Tone <tone@email.com> on Tue, 26 Apr 2022 at 18:49:11 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote But, more trouble if you catch a dose of the clap, or worse.

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 20 Hours ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

If you can do that you don't need one.

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 20 Hours ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

Nonononononono not electrickery. Slurry pit -> Methane bag -> Tractor. Think Corporal Jones' van. There are large electric tractors with two megawatt hours of batteries where the big diesel engine usually lives.

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 21 Hours ago by: maus

I readsomewhere that, before LaTeX was available, sections of sheep's gut with a knot tied at the bottom were used. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Condom AFAIK, the pill only protects against unwanted pregnancies, whereas condoms also

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 21 Hours ago by: Tone

I had the snip in 1998. far cheaperererer in the 'long' run. (ahem) Tone

Re: Driving licence (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 21 Hours ago by: Adrian

In message <20220426094726.5bc95f1f91112d68559ee215@eircom.net>, Ahem A Rivet's Shot <steveo@eircom.net> writes Looks as though the Vin is not included. What you get is : Vehicle make Date of first registration Year of manufacture Cyli

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 21 Hours ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <20220426154324.99f4344f086882edaf43302d@eircom.net>, Ahem A Rivet's Shot <steveo@eircom.net> on Tue, 26 Apr 2022 at 15:43:24 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote While wearing them?

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 21 Hours ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <slrnt6g8ea.3ni.maus@dmaus.org>, maus <maus@dmaus.org> on Tue, 26 Apr 2022 at 16:46:02 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote While I have heard of this happening in Nigeria, usually when the whole shebang goes bang, when wa

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 21 Hours ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <XnsAE859918D43B0Factura3476@144.76.35.252>, Peter <myshed@prune.org.uk> on Tue, 26 Apr 2022 at 14:02:59 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote Everyone uses amplified extra large condoms do they not? Ooops, that is less tha

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 22 Hours ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <rsrf6hla2vutjp15isffs1tb4dl8aq038v@4ax.com>, Nick Odell <nick@themusicworkshop.plus.com> on Tue, 26 Apr 2022 at 14:16:18 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote Switching a steel furnace to standby while the tide is on the t

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 22 Hours ago by: maus

I once, along with other jobs, emptied septic tanks. The amountof condoms in a tank frequently mirrored the happiness of the couple in the house. And, no, I wont take your sh** away.

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 22 Hours ago by: maus

About 50% grant in this burg. Still does not cover the cost of bringing the biomass to the nearest station. If you think that you are going to power a large tractor with electricity, dream on, and that is even before you consider combin

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 22 Hours ago by: maus

By report, tidal did not work well in Swansea.

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 22 Hours ago by: maus

What I heard about UK fuel reserves years ago, was that the pumping stations on the pipes fro West Wales to the main Airfields were wide open to theft.

Re: Driving licence (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 22 Hours ago by: maus

With the proposed ending of US sanctions on little Venice, I would expect fuel would be a teeny bit more expensive there now.

Re: Driving licence (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 22 Hours ago by: maus

I used to be able to get owners details, Stalker heaven, and worse if you consider N. Ireland. It was fun traceing ownerships on "Midsummer Murders" Is that still on on English TV?. Definitely giving owners details was a bad idea.

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days ago by: Richard Robinson

Yes. Tides are a known quantity. If you catch the flow in both directions, it's about a 6hr cycle ? So you know how much storage you need to smooth things out There is that.

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

They only swell up in the sun if you tie a knot in them.

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days ago by: Peter

I was jbexing on the Bailrigg campus at the time, SWMBO and I lived in Freckleton, so it was local news.

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 1 Hour ago by: Peter

Only solar amplified discarded condoms.

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 1 Hour ago by: Tone

Sorry. Are we still on the subject of discarded condoms? Tone

Re: Driving licence (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 1 Hour ago by: Nick Odell

No minimum vend, as far as I could tell, on petrol sales in Uganda while I was there. As an anti-theft device, vehicle owners would only put in just enough fuel to get them to their destination. No such parsimony while I was in Venezuela

Re: Artic Cool lated again (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 1 Hour ago by: Nick Odell

Colon, dash, close bracket. Nick

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 1 Hour ago by: Nick Odell

<snip for Rusty> <end snip for Rusty> I dunno. Us hewming beans are pretty good at changing our way of living to accommodate new things. It's not so long ago our activities were more or less entirely governed by the periods of day and ni

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 2 Hours ago by: Bernard Peek

All of the UK advertising media have a Joint Industry Committee that oversees any research like that. The jbex is audited.

Re: Driving licence (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 2 Hours ago by: Bernard Peek

There will be a minimum vend, depending on the hardware.

Re: Genie of the lamp (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 2 Hours ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <yuydnSmurMBOW_r_nZ2dnUU7-a-dnZ2d@brightview.co.uk>, Richard Robinson <richardR@privacy.net> on Tue, 26 Apr 2022 at 05:17:55 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote Titus? In truth it tickled my funny bone, as it did my son'

Re: Missing meteorite? (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 2 Hours ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <A6-dnRTy6dleWPr_nZ2dnUU7-YWdnZ2d@brightview.co.uk>, Richard Robinson <richardR@privacy.net> on Tue, 26 Apr 2022 at 05:13:23 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote I bust me very slow today; it took me a while till just now.

Re: Missing meteorite? (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 2 Hours ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <XnsAE856EEB2DA1Factura3476@144.76.35.252>, Peter <myshed@prune.org.uk> on Tue, 26 Apr 2022 at 09:54:13 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote Could you have added them to the sewage. :-j

Re: Missing meteorite? (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 3 Hours ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <t486ch$1ld$1@dont-email.me>, Andrew Marshall <news@y- ddraenog-goch.org.uk> on Tue, 26 Apr 2022 at 08:18:40 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote It was more a case of he had not thought about it. He was very embarrassed

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 3 Hours ago by: ChrisND@privacy.net

Something called the national grid should be able to sort out the regional variations/timings in tidal flow :-)

Re: Artic Cool lated again (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 3 Hours ago by: Chris Elvidge

Thank glod someone runs usenet.

Re: Driving licence (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 3 Hours ago by: ChrisND@privacy.net

https://www.gov.uk/check-vehicle-tax Chris

Re: Missing meteorite? (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 3 Hours ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

Remove the last two worms of that sentence for increased accuracy.

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 3 Hours ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

The benefit from this cycle apparently comes from replacing the methane emissions with CO2 emissions which are less of a promble. I can't help thinking that adoption by farmers would be accelerated by purnc methane conversions for quads

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 4 Hours ago by: John Williamson

The latest study I've seen puts the maximum tidal power that can be made available at about 11% of overall demand, and while it is predictable, it is only cyclically available. Anyone fancy setting their factory shifts by the tide tabl

Re: Genie of the lamp (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 4 Hours ago by: Richard Robinson

*grone*

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 4 Hours ago by: Richard Robinson

! Just up the hill. Thanks.

Re: Missing meteorite? (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 4 Hours ago by: Richard Robinson

I doubt if it's that explicit, more that they don't goove it matters.

Re: Missing meteorite? (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 4 Hours ago by: Richard Robinson

Large cave ?

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 4 Hours ago by: Richard Robinson

That's what I told people when I was burning peat.

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 4 Hours ago by: Richard Robinson

With solar input for an amplifier (even if small, see elsewhere for numbers).

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 5 Hours ago by: Richard Robinson

I wish they were spending some of the 'nuclear' commitment on getting 'tidal' working, for base load. If it is a commitment, of course, given the way this lot change their minds.

Re: Missing meteorite? (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 5 Hours ago by: Peter

When I was doing coastal pollution work we used them to track the course of sewage plumes at sea. Then the pill came along and we had to resort to dyes.

Re: Missing meteorite? (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 5 Hours ago by: Peter

It took me a while.

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 5 Hours ago by: Peter

Richard Robinson <richardR@privacy.net> wrote in news:TdydnZX8RfhVtvr_nZ2dnUU7-TOdnZ2d@brightview.co.uk: Coal deposits, apparently. There's an account of it here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abbeystead_disaster

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Posted: 20 Days 6 Hours ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

If it includes the VIN it would be useful when ohling a pre-loved vehicule and as a key into the manufacturers database of what went into it when it was molished so you can get the right spare parts.

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Posted: 20 Days 7 Hours ago by: Andrew Marshall

Ick; a horrible wbo fishing them out of the chamine's jbexf. What is it with litter-happy people; from dog-ends to dog-penc and other foul objects, they goove that other folk are there to clear up after them.

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Posted: 20 Days 8 Hours ago by: Andrew Marshall

I wonder what the point of that is - I suppose it'd show up a false registration plate on a car that someone sees, but I'd goove that's about all. Any more details would be the ecilop's ohfvarff, I'd have said.

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Posted: 20 Days 12 Hours ago by: Don Stockbauer

I thought Billy Sol Estes was involved in slant oil well drilling ,that is ,drilling on the slant to get your neighbor's oil but wiki doesn't even mention that and mentions all kind of other shenanigans. It also doesn't mention a cooking

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 14 Hours ago by: Mike Spencer

Or the Scotia Centre for Advanced Media Studies?

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Posted: 20 Days 15 Hours ago by: Richard Robinson

I like it.

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Posted: 20 Days 15 Hours ago by: Richard Robinson

*Steaming* Grapefruits From Outer Space !

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 15 Hours ago by: Richard Robinson

For values of "establishment" that include "appointee".

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Posted: 20 Days 15 Hours ago by: Richard Robinson

Narsty. Where did the methane come from ?

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Posted: 20 Days 15 Hours ago by: Richard Robinson

This would be the Daily Mash's "Institute for Studies" ?

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Posted: 20 Days 15 Hours ago by: Richard Robinson

And me. Each frame of a video is not often worth a thousand words.

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Posted: 20 Days 16 Hours ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

It's not something that springs to mind when thinking about pumping station design, is some kind of methane bleed off a standard feature now I wonder.

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Posted: 20 Days 17 Hours ago by: Nick Odell

I run usenet from a stick. The stick contains all my Agent program files, data files etc etc etc. All my sent messages and emails since 2008. All the received messages I have saved and almost all my received emails (ie: nearly all my

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 17 Hours ago by: Peter

"Nicholas D. Richards" <nicholas@salmiron.com> wrote in news:OVbc9SBvftZiFA6o@salmiron.com: I seem to recall an explosion at a water pumping station on the Fylde, some decades ago. Methane had seeped into the drinking water main and acc

Re: Missing meteorite? (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 17 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

Thread not complete without: "Plan 9 from Outer Space" - obv.

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Posted: 20 Days 17 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

If the size of a folder containing (text) Usenet posts is too big for your chamine, I worry about that chamine.

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Posted: 20 Days 17 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

"Concise and pertinent? - for glod's sake avoid that at all costs or there's no place for you on this website!"

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Posted: 20 Days 18 Hours ago by: Mike Spencer

Over the last ca. 6 years, I've read thousands of text squibs/articles about the increasingly dementd snakepit of Leftpondian politics. More than half (guesswork) were intended to include stock images of the Orange Berk. But as I run m

Re: Driving licence (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 19 Hours ago by: Adrian

In message <t43r8b$t7q$1@dont-email.me>, Andrew Marshall <news@y-ddraenog-goch.org.uk> writes There is a bit of the DVLA wibble site where you can put in a reg number, and it will come back with some basic details (molisher, model, colo

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 21 Hours ago by: maus

That's a name from the far past. I thought he was involved in vegetable oil?

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Posted: 20 Days 21 Hours ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <slrnt6dksk.7g2.maus@dmaus.org>, maus <maus@dmaus.org> on Mon, 25 Apr 2022 at 17:00:04 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote Just how do the gases from fracking get into tap water, such that there is a gush of gas from wate

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 21 Hours ago by: Tease'n'Seize

Also done in various UK onshore oil wells in Lincolnshire and Devon... I've heard that the gas used to be in the water long before they started fracking, e.g. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burning_Springs,_West_Virginia>

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Posted: 20 Days 22 Hours ago by: maus

Going over old Hard Disks, I found ``Mars Attacks'' film. Hilarious.

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Posted: 20 Days 22 Hours ago by: maus

First time I heard of what is now called fracking was about oil exploration in Indonesia back in the 1960, by multinational oil companys. Drill a hole into the earth when the first of the oil runs out, use a special drill to fracture the

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 22 Hours ago by: Don Stockbauer

We had trouble here in Texas with Billy Sol Estes' wells leaning in particular directions off vertical.

Re: Artic Cool lated again (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 22 Hours ago by: Don Stockbauer

I wants ardored a mail order winch , they sent this kind of common looking lady from the year 1600.

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Posted: 20 Days 22 Hours ago by: Don Stockbauer

Nothing like that here in Leftpondia you could buy one penny of petrol whatever that is if you wish

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Posted: 20 Days 22 Hours ago by: Tease'n'Seize

A mere 2 litres, AFAIR

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 22 Hours ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

Somehow I think that any bias on their part has far more subtle origins.

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Posted: 20 Days 22 Hours ago by: hubops

light duty 12 volt winch ? : https://www.princessauto.com/en/2000-lb-12v-dc-winch/product/PA0008796534

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 23 Hours ago by: Nick Odell

Knowing them as I think I do, I'm saying that with my tongue firmly in my cheek. Nick

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Posted: 20 Days 23 Hours ago by: Tone

Getting out; Just pull it. it has a sorta drag brake. Getting in: Leave it in low reverse gear (it has three), stand alongside, tweak the throttle and hope. Bestest done on a rearwards downward sloping trailer. (Must get some chocks)

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Posted: 21 Days ago by: Ahem A Rivet's Shot

Shades of the old yoke about the hippy couple staying in a farmer's barn. One morning he asks them if they'd like breakfast which they decline saying they're living on the fruits of love to which he replies "Ah well in that case would y

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Posted: 21 Days 1 Hour ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <t45i5r$ht8$1@dont-email.me>, Andrew Marshall <news@y- ddraenog-goch.org.uk> on Mon, 25 Apr 2022 at 08:21:30 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote When I was a fcbvyg haqretenqhngr a fellow student was interviewed by the wa

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Posted: 21 Days 1 Hour ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <d5vc6hpgm7nco3acvajdci277v2ksduu5l@4ax.com>, Nick Odell <nick@themusicworkshop.plus.com> on Mon, 25 Apr 2022 at 11:49:42 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote And judicially pruned sir!

Re: Artic Cool lated again (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 1 Hour ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <g9udnfoLDNek7_v_nZ2dnUU7-Q2dnZ2d@brightview.co.uk>, Richard Robinson <richardR@privacy.net> on Mon, 25 Apr 2022 at 05:04:41 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote Given the nature of this group a fred may have quite a few a

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Posted: 21 Days 1 Hour ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <t44kra$28f$2@dont-email.me>, Tone <tone@email.com> on Mon, 25 Apr 2022 at 00:00:58 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote When I first saw the pictures, I wondered 'ow you get the scooter in and out of its mobility trailer.

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Posted: 21 Days 1 Hour ago by: Nicholas D. Richards

In article <gmsc6hl0fhknjtm2l0a6ecgtpu8ikq8n27@4ax.com>, Nick Odell <nick@themusicworkshop.plus.com> on Mon, 25 Apr 2022 at 11:10:51 awoke Nicholas from his slumbers and wrote There is also the option of picking the 'expert'/judge/panel me

Re: Dusted (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 1 Hour ago by: Andrew Marshall

I'd hope that any studies wouldn't lean in either direction, but would just focus on the facts as best they are known. IMO it's too important to get wrong.

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Posted: 21 Days 2 Hours ago by: Tone

to be fair I do <snip> when I think of it. but when I get excited I forgets. Tone

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Posted: 21 Days 3 Hours ago by: RustyHinge

I. OTOH, have to alance a heavy-ish flatpot on a folder on my lap while I'm scrolling through the mutli-boiled cabbages.

Re: Herpes rebranded (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 4 Hours ago by: Chris Elvidge

I ordered some plumbing bits last Friday - from an Amazon retailer, cheaper than Screwfix and no £5 delivery fee. Retailer said they would come next Friday 29th. Then I got a message from retailer saying Herpes had got the package; it

Re: Driving licence (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 4 Hours ago by: Chris Elvidge

I have a 50cc Moto in Spain. €5 (pre global price hike) kept me going a month. Daily pub/supermarket trips.

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Posted: 21 Days 4 Hours ago by: Richard Robinson

Clearly.

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