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    01-27-2023, 02:21 PM
    AndyG replied to a thread having a craving in The Bilge
    You must try the Pizza Crunch Supper, £5.70 at my local chipshop. Half a 10" cheese and tomato pizza, battered, deep-fried and served with chips....
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    01-26-2023, 08:03 PM
    And tonight, on my Iplayer, is the BBC's "How the Holocaust Began". So you shoot a few hundred Jews in a trench "over there", and gas a few million...
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    01-26-2023, 07:44 PM
    AndyG replied to a thread The stuff from Sci-fi in The Bilge
    ....it's stable in two directions of rotation, no angular momentum lost (except to minimal friction with the air over time). Weird, but OK. Andy
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    01-26-2023, 07:39 PM
    AndyG replied to a thread The stuff from Sci-fi in The Bilge
    Very much This. And then this, if you fancy your mind melted... Rotational dynamics are weird, compared to what we're used to. Andy
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    01-26-2023, 07:27 PM
    I grew up in a small village in north Cumbria. Next door lived the Pattersons, a decade or two older than my folks. With them lived Old Mr....
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    01-25-2023, 04:59 PM
    AndyG replied to a thread Burns Night in The Bilge
    Tom, there's a minty-mayo-topped sheep pizza just a few inches away. Bleurgh. Andy
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    01-25-2023, 04:20 PM
    AndyG replied to a thread Burns Night in The Bilge
    It's very brown & yellow, of course. Garlic stuffed baby boilers, neaps, veggie haggis breadcrumbed balls, and the colcannon to centre....
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    01-25-2023, 04:10 PM
    I promise you, ACB, the remake is worth it. Andy
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    01-25-2023, 02:27 PM
    AndyG replied to a thread Burns Night in The Bilge
    "Do dheagh shlainte", Birlinn. Meanwhile, moments to go here. And a thought: "This is a feast for poor people, with no teeth." Andy
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    01-25-2023, 02:10 PM
    Dispatches, Chickenhawk? Andy
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    01-25-2023, 01:32 PM
    AndyG started a thread Burns Night in The Bilge
    Twenty-past six. Having a wee dram right now while ma neap's a-boiling on the hob. Meanwhile, in support of Norn-Irish/Scottish relations,...
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    01-24-2023, 04:53 PM
    AndyG replied to a thread Headed to London in The Bilge
    Ooh! I need one! Fit in the Wayfarer just handsome, so she would. (And melt the glassfibre.) Andy
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    01-24-2023, 04:44 PM
    Meh. Plummeting population? Robots, AI (and Solar System resources) will be there for the future growth. We as a species are on the verge of...
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    01-24-2023, 04:35 PM
    AndyG replied to a thread Headed to London in The Bilge
    " wondered where in the world Carey and Neilsonís was, a firm which Davies spoke of as though it were as well known as the Bank of England or the...
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    01-19-2023, 07:58 PM
    No, you are quite wrong. It's just over 7 years since Falcon 9 landed a booster which could be re-used. Today, those boosters have returned over...
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    01-19-2023, 07:40 PM
    AndyG replied to a thread WBF changes coming? in The Bilge
    This. So utterly this. And there's more! There are people doing stuff here that I'd loved to have done in the past, or in other geographical...
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    01-19-2023, 06:38 PM
    AndyG replied to a thread Whales washed ashore in The Bilge
    I read this, and the following literally occurred... Conscious brain: "Surface area/volume ratio. Is the decomposition rate a function of the...
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    01-19-2023, 06:21 PM
    Well, how about Opportunity, as an example? It took 14 years to go 28 miles. It couldn't independently pick out an interesting rock, nor turn it...
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    01-19-2023, 06:15 PM
    ...February, 2008? That's a lifetime ago. I suspect if the authors had lived in the Rift Valley, 800000 years ago, and won their argument, we'd...
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    01-19-2023, 10:32 AM
    For the next few hundred years, humankind's fate depends on the resources of the Solar System. All that free energy. All that stuff. We can fix...
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    01-19-2023, 07:16 AM
    Bonus folk memory - casting bronze weapons required pouring molten metal into a mould that could take the temperature. Sword in the stone... ...
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    01-18-2023, 02:51 PM
    AndyG replied to a thread A....n in The Bilge
    And we're go for launch. :) Measuring up in late February, I hope. Ideally I can deliver by the time I'm down that way again in August. (But my...
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    01-17-2023, 08:47 PM
    AndyG replied to a thread A....n in The Bilge
    Yes, she is varnished in the books. She has to be that way. I don't think the painted/polyester resin look is a starter, to be honest. But I know...
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    01-17-2023, 07:59 PM
    AndyG replied to a thread A....n in The Bilge
    Well, we're now heading towards the all-important "bartering stage". I know real planks will need to be steamed to fit - I've got some gorgeous...
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    01-15-2023, 08:03 PM
    AndyG replied to a thread A....n in The Bilge
    Storage and maintenance, I think, Tom. My very plastic Wayfarer is 29 this year. It takes twenty minutes to pressure-wash her back into shape each...
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    01-14-2023, 06:14 PM
    AndyG replied to a thread A....n in The Bilge
    We must. To the Secret Harbour and a splash of some Bunnahabhain? I'd appreciate that. Andy
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    01-14-2023, 06:02 PM
    AndyG replied to a thread A....n in The Bilge
    You sure, Nick? I thought she was out of the water furreva? (Whatever she might be.) Andy
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    01-14-2023, 05:56 PM
    AndyG replied to a thread A....n in The Bilge
    And in other (completely unrelated) news, I've just coughed up to be camping and sailing at Coniston, early August. Based at, umm, Bank Ground Farm....
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    01-14-2023, 05:33 PM
    AndyG started a thread A....n in The Bilge
    ...is a boat in a ninety-year old children's book. I can't currently say what her name is, or which book(s) she's from, or who might have written it,...
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  • AndyG's Avatar
    01-13-2023, 05:20 PM
    And when advanced robotics and AI make 50+% of the human population basically "commercially worthless" in a generation or less, what's the solution...
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