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    03-25-2019, 09:41 AM
    I love living in the Stelliferous Era. Not too inflationy, not too hot and dense, and neither cold, dark and all-but empty for the endless eons of...
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    03-23-2019, 04:12 PM
    AndyG replied to a thread Update me on Brexit in The Bilge
    1. No. Two months is not enough. But... 2. Any proposal for a potential future referendum passed by the Commons (maybe next week) will assuredly...
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    03-23-2019, 03:55 PM
    Spreadsheet time. I write (a little) one whenever I'm modelling boats. Feet/inches to mills and (the scale factor later) back. Andy
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    03-22-2019, 04:13 PM
    AndyG replied to a thread time to pop the popcorn! in The Bilge
    This is going to be fascinating. #pulls_up_chair
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    03-22-2019, 05:56 AM
    AndyG replied to a thread Update me on Brexit in The Bilge
    “It was 90 minutes of nothing,” one EU source said. “She didn’t even give clarity if she is organising a vote. Asked three times what she would do if...
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    03-21-2019, 05:49 PM
    AndyG replied to a thread A day in the life.... in The Bilge
    Good on you!
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    03-20-2019, 07:18 PM
    AndyG replied to a thread Update me on Brexit in The Bilge
    And half an hour later, 320k.
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    03-20-2019, 05:34 PM
    AndyG replied to a thread Update me on Brexit in The Bilge
    My one and only march was the anti Iraq War one, in 2003. While it didn't 'work', it did make absolutely certain that millions of us ordinary...
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    03-20-2019, 05:16 PM
    AndyG replied to a thread Update me on Brexit in The Bilge
    Hmm. Gone up 40k since I signed it half an hour ago. Andy
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    03-19-2019, 07:06 PM
    AndyG replied to a thread Paint in The Bilge
    Yeah, like that. But better. Andy
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    03-19-2019, 04:00 PM
    AndyG replied to a thread Paint in The Bilge
    Mountbatten pink. Not terribly colourful - but great at dawn and dusk. ALL you need to do is disadvantange the U-boat wrt your heading. Darwin...
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    03-19-2019, 03:19 PM
    AndyG replied to a thread Update me on Brexit in The Bilge
    Beyond that. Freedom of movement. Inclusion. Cultural appreciation. Democracy. Not things I'd think a Fascist dictatorship would be keen on. ...
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    03-19-2019, 03:12 PM
    AndyG replied to a thread Paint in The Bilge
    Peter Saville:
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    03-19-2019, 03:09 PM
    AndyG replied to a thread Paint in The Bilge
    Edward Wadsworth... Vorticism. I like. ...still can't see that punt, tho' Andy, stripey
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    03-19-2019, 02:57 PM
    AndyG replied to a thread Update me on Brexit in The Bilge
    John Crace, the political sketch writer in the Guardian, has been fantastic over the last few weeks. When satire feels overtaken by events, he still...
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    03-19-2019, 10:25 AM
    AndyG replied to a thread Update me on Brexit in The Bilge
    No ... Keep it going. The Tory party destroy itself? I want a front row seat. Andy
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    03-19-2019, 09:53 AM
    AndyG replied to a thread Update me on Brexit in The Bilge
    Naturally, this morning's cabinet meeting was to be a private affair. Naturally, it wasn't: Cabinet source: 'The only thing agreed this...
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    03-19-2019, 09:26 AM
    AndyG replied to a thread Druids in The Bilge
    Not far from a layby on the Stirling-Dunfermline road, overlooking the Forth to the south. I parked here multiple times when delivery driving. The...
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    03-19-2019, 08:58 AM
    AndyG replied to a thread Druids in The Bilge
    I have ''issues' with the Abrahamic religions. They all kicked off way down south. People getting cross with each other, over the centuries, in...
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    03-19-2019, 08:27 AM
    On a visit to Ostia, way back in the early eighties, I was sunburnt, footsore and dehydrated after a day touring the ruins. Outside the site was a...
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    03-18-2019, 05:07 PM
    AndyG replied to a thread Liberty Ships in The Bilge
    Bobbys, I've given you every chance for some semblance of redemption. And you just blow it away. #ignored.
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    03-18-2019, 04:44 PM
    1984, early September: a lovely autumnal sunny day. I was walking home up Belle Grove West, Newcastle Upon Tyne, wearing a pair of 80s-tastic...
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    03-18-2019, 04:12 PM
    ^ Excellent. Let's love variety, and kill off single/closed-minded extremism. Andy
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    03-18-2019, 04:09 PM
    AndyG replied to a thread Update me on Brexit in The Bilge
    This is the best news of the last few months. Theresa 'Can-Kicker' May now has to speak to the EU wrt an extension. They'll grant it. Hopefully a...
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    03-18-2019, 04:05 PM
    AndyG replied to a thread Liberty Ships in The Bilge
    I went onboard HMS Illustrious on the Tyne, shortly after she was rushed to a finish to take over Falklands duties in 1982. The starboard side of her...
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    03-18-2019, 06:26 AM
    AndyG started a thread Great stone work! in The Bilge
    From today's Guardian, a new 'neolithic' barrow for cremations. I'll have me one of those! Andy
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    03-18-2019, 06:20 AM
    AndyG replied to a thread Liberty Ships in The Bilge
    Yup. 34 million brave Australians fighting on the Eastern Front. Good thing they turned up.
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    03-18-2019, 06:09 AM
    AndyG replied to a thread Liberty Ships in The Bilge
    4 days, 15 hours and 29 minutes. ...SS Robert E. Peary construction time. One of the two big reasons the Nazis lost. Andy
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    03-17-2019, 03:41 PM
    AndyG replied to a thread Happy Saint Patrick's Day in The Bilge
    Here? and a few cans of draught Murphys. 'cos I'm one-eighth Irish.
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    03-16-2019, 08:17 PM
    AndyG replied to a thread Update me on Brexit in The Bilge
    I simply don't know. I've worked with a large number of Polish people, over the last few years, for example, and they've done the jobs in my...
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