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    02-17-2018, 03:12 PM
    The wood in your wooden boats is mainly atmospheric carbon. So, old human fat, amongst other things. :) Andy
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    02-16-2018, 06:02 PM
    AndyG replied to a thread Small boat pron. in The Bilge
    Finest thread. I try, really I do, to find a bit of Sjogin I don't like. But I can't. Andy
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    02-15-2018, 12:41 PM
    AndyG replied to a thread Scientific knowledge in The Bilge
    Frank!, I'd love some answer to my question. "Light", "Day" and "Night" pop up three days before the Earth, and four days before stars and the Moon. ...
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    02-15-2018, 09:38 AM
    AndyG replied to a thread Mass shooting of the day! in The Bilge
    Well, it looks like last time's thoughts and prayers didn't work. Maybe it's time to ditch that approach? But then, over a hundred posts into this...
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    02-13-2018, 08:27 PM
    AndyG replied to a thread Scientific knowledge in The Bilge
    Well, the following is in the account. Perhaps he can help? Day one of Genesis, the unnamed third-person narrator (who he?) states that we get...
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    02-13-2018, 07:41 AM
    AndyG replied to a thread Scientific knowledge in The Bilge
    No. Being science, the ideas evolve. The age of the Earth for Lord Kelvin was about 20 million years. He didn't know of radioactivity, and his...
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    02-13-2018, 07:01 AM
    AndyG replied to a thread Scientific knowledge in The Bilge
    "All we get from Frank! are parroting and regurgitations of creationist websites." Andy
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    02-13-2018, 06:26 AM
    AndyG replied to a thread Scientific knowledge in The Bilge
    So Frank! "would rather a sensible, non-adversarial discussion". But that's the crux of the problem - it's never going to happen. There's no...
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    02-10-2018, 10:34 AM
    AndyG replied to a thread Vocal Power in The Bilge
    This thread needs some proper accents, like. Andy
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    02-09-2018, 04:44 AM
    AndyG replied to a thread You have to admit... in The Bilge
    Oops. Sorry - it was late. Swap out 'Facebook...' and insert 'PayPal, successful, in part previously as the well-known money-laundering supporter of...
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    02-08-2018, 06:18 PM
    AndyG replied to a thread You have to admit... in The Bilge
    Lee... Bezos - Amazon owner, workers carted off in ambulances - is behind New Shepherd (reusable suborbital tourism sometime soon) and New Glenn...
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    02-08-2018, 02:41 AM
    AndyG replied to a thread You have to admit... in The Bilge
    Launchers like this are what's needed for solar power satellite infrastructure. I can imagine a future where humans get most of their energy for free...
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    02-07-2018, 07:15 PM
    Interestingly, melatonin is also crucial in brain function. Being 'white' increases risk: I guess vitamin D deficiency is the more serious problem. ...
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    02-07-2018, 07:02 PM
    Fascinating! In Ancient Rome, the Colosseum had inward-pointing spars at roof height, to which large canvas awnings could be attached, in order to...
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    02-06-2018, 05:04 PM
    AndyG replied to a thread Falcon Heavy in The Bilge
    Mixed feelings? It's awesome! https://youtu.be/aBr2kKAHN6M ...wonder how quickly the plastic degrades in pure solar UV. Andy
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    02-05-2018, 03:37 AM
    I shan't be watching F1 until it becomes more exciting - like like they have to tow dinghy trailers and have a mandatory...
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    02-05-2018, 03:24 AM
    AndyG replied to a thread Today's Brexit report in The Bilge
    And yesterday's Daily Wail suggested May and her team should go and be replaced by the Dream Team (very much their words) of Johnson, Gove and...
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    02-05-2018, 02:54 AM
    AndyG replied to a thread Scientific knowledge in The Bilge
    ∆ That's your third request, Frank. Andy
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    02-04-2018, 01:26 PM
    Wow! So EVERY illegal Mexican popping over the border is out to cause direct harm to US citizens?! And I naïvely thought the vast majority were...
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    02-02-2018, 06:34 AM
    AndyG replied to a thread Small boat pron. in The Bilge
    Gartside Gaff Yawl, Rob. (Google picture search!) Andy
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    02-01-2018, 06:24 PM
    AndyG replied to a thread The 1600s in Designs / Plans
    The above is just over four-fifths of the hull length - easily the most buoyant and useful part of the whole. I suspect a bit of cheating at the ends...
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    02-01-2018, 06:11 PM
    AndyG started a thread The 1600s in Designs / Plans
    I'm hoping I can post from a FB picture gallery here, but - a rare day off today - I took the "rules" for early 17th century English hull design...
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    02-01-2018, 05:46 PM
    I was a juror in a minor "accused of dealing drugs" case - the police were after a city's heroin dealers, and during the course of this two-week...
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    02-01-2018, 05:28 PM
    AndyG replied to a thread 5 Meg in The Bilge
    I bought a 1Mb upgrade for my Commodore Amiga in 1985. It cost £200. Today, my children laugh at me. Andy
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    01-31-2018, 06:54 PM
    AndyG replied to a thread Indian Restaurant tonight. in The Bilge
    Lassi, being milk based, and therefore containing fats, is way better at tempering a spicy dish than cold lager. (Chilli is oil-soluble, not...
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    01-31-2018, 06:18 PM
    AndyG replied to a thread Scientific knowledge in The Bilge
    Seems perfectly reasonable that some things would be too difficult for evolution - no matter how much time it has. Too difficult? List a few...
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    01-31-2018, 06:07 PM
    AndyG replied to a thread Indian Restaurant tonight. in The Bilge
    My first introduction to the enormous variety of Indian cuisines was courtesy of the 'curry mile', a wide selection of restaurants bordering one of...
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    01-31-2018, 05:46 PM
    AndyG replied to a thread Today's Brexit report in The Bilge
    I have to say I'm torn. Maybe, just maybe, this will bring home quite what Brexit means, to those more in a position to change things. I'd sooner...
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    01-31-2018, 03:32 AM
    AndyG replied to a thread Today's Brexit report in The Bilge
    The oddest part of this whole omnishambles is that, in Westminster, there's no coherent opposition to the Brexit Doom Train, no organised voice...
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    01-29-2018, 07:46 PM
    AndyG replied to a thread Scientific knowledge in The Bilge
    Joshua 10:13 states that the Earth stops rotating and then restarts at some point later, just so the Amorites might be smitten. That's god sucking up...
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