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    03-24-2023, 04:54 AM
    AndyG replied to a thread Complaints about acronyms. in The Bilge
    My wife once wrote and recorded a radio advert for a Northern Irish double-glazing company. The brief? "Get 'Fairco McIlhagga' in the thirty...
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    03-21-2023, 07:44 PM
    AndyG replied to a thread liar in The Bilge
    Not most of us. And it only takes a minority to drive the moment. A minority of voters got the UK to leave the EU A minority of voters got the...
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    03-21-2023, 07:33 PM
    AndyG replied to a thread 20 yrs Iraq War in The Bilge
    Utterly this. And so ISIS, and Afghanistan, and etc.; and here, a generation later, is where we are. What a freaking, post-Soviet, WASTE. ...
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    03-21-2023, 05:17 PM
    AndyG replied to a thread 20 yrs Iraq War in The Bilge
    My 1st political march was February 15th, 2003. It was my fortieth birthday. It was huge in Glasgow, larger in London. Easily a million-plus...
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    03-21-2023, 05:03 PM
    AndyG replied to a thread liar in The Bilge
    Oh yeah. Andy
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    03-20-2023, 03:38 PM
    AndyG replied to a thread Well Regulated Militia in The Bilge
    Real life story... Following an IT redundancy, in 2009 I took off as an indie IT/web consultant. As a recession hit = Not good. We ultimately...
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    03-20-2023, 03:15 PM
    There's something bloody wrong with our ships today.
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    03-20-2023, 12:12 PM
    "It's a great thing to have a lady aboard with clean habits. It sets the man a good example. A man alone, he gets to living like a hog." Charlie...
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    03-18-2023, 03:59 PM
    AndyG replied to a thread Religion's role in The Bilge
    That is naught but an opinion. An opinion that appears to come with some cultural bias. When I was caught in a thunderstorm with ferocious winds...
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    03-18-2023, 03:31 PM
    No Teflon. The O-Ring (if you're not STS-51-L) does all the work. I didn't believe it, for the connection inside my concealed cistern in my...
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    03-17-2023, 03:16 PM
    This. And for what benefit? Andy
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    03-16-2023, 06:51 PM
    AndyG replied to a thread Was Jesus “woke”? in The Bilge
    He has yet to prove a Jesus.
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    03-16-2023, 09:15 AM
    AndyG replied to a thread Car insurance renewal in The Bilge
    Fair point. And you could take it further: immobilise it if its untaxed, or has no valid MOT. If the driving license (here, a photo id, not unlike...
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    03-15-2023, 05:13 PM
    AndyG replied to a thread Aquitania in The Bilge
    HMS Dreadnought had ungeared turbines powered by steam from coal boilers. 9 October 1906...the 8-hour full power trials... Eighteen boilers....
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    03-15-2023, 03:46 PM
    AndyG replied to a thread Moving sucks. in The Bilge
    I've got the twelve books. And, urr, way many more. Andy
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    03-14-2023, 07:44 PM
    AndyG replied to a thread Religion's role in The Bilge
    What do you think?
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    03-14-2023, 06:00 PM
    AndyG replied to a thread Aquitania in The Bilge
    ...Exactly. Incidentally, Bill Tidy, an awesome British cartoonist, died this week. Here's one of his: Andy
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    03-14-2023, 05:44 PM
    AndyG replied to a thread Aquitania in The Bilge
    When you bang it into reverse to avoid hitting something.
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    03-14-2023, 05:39 PM
    AndyG replied to a thread Religion's role in The Bilge
    Really? I'm going to say "no, not necessarily". Option A. Evolutionary biology. 1/ Species come and go, but genes can exist, virtually...
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    03-14-2023, 01:59 PM
    AndyG replied to a thread Meet Freddy in The Bilge
    I would not begin to bet on that. Andy
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    03-13-2023, 05:34 PM
    AndyG replied to a thread More fun from the BBC in The Bilge
    But Blair bought it, hook, line & sinker. The UK, after all, managed to steer well clear of the Vietnam "war for regime change formed by the US...
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    03-13-2023, 05:29 PM
    And, it's worth pointing out, since the massacre and subsequent changes to the law, no mass shootings with handguns have occurred. Twenty-seven...
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    03-13-2023, 05:24 PM
    27 years ago today: a murderer killed 17 and wounded 15 more at Dunblane Primary School, Scotland. The following year the Cullen Reports...
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    03-13-2023, 05:12 PM
    AndyG replied to a thread Aquitania in The Bilge
    Pile o' rivets! The other sharp end: Andy
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    03-08-2023, 06:03 PM
    AndyG replied to a thread BROTM Talks About AI in The Bilge
    The risk to humanity lies here. We've all, I guess, driven a common route and arrived thinking "I don't recall any details of that trip!" So we...
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    03-08-2023, 05:18 PM
    AndyG replied to a thread My new house? in The Bilge
    Ooo! We've gone 3D. I'm liking this! Andy
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    03-07-2023, 03:57 PM
    AndyG replied to a thread Hydrogen fuel cells in The Bilge
    Platinum (any catalyst) is merely the 'workbench' on which the reaction occurs. It's not used up, and can be recycled. Andy
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    03-07-2023, 03:50 PM
    AndyG replied to a thread Religion's role in The Bilge
    Everybody is an iconoclast. We're born that way. It's probably a valuable evolutionary trait. Say society, technology, or the local environment...
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    03-06-2023, 07:10 PM
    The original is actually a classical piece of music that will transcend the ages, and ripple through the centuries long after we're all forgotten. ...
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  • AndyG's Avatar
    03-06-2023, 06:22 PM
    ...I sail like Terry Miles does 'Autobahn'. (I'd rather spend all day looking at YouTube videos) Andy
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