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    Re: a subterranean lair

    Same with my Fiat. It could do with a bit more oomph, (and will probably get it at some point) but always brings a smile.
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    Re: a subterranean lair

    Fascinating little cars.
    It says something about Mr Murray that of the five favourite cars in his collection, the biggest engine is 1600cc.

    As for the language, if you are having trouble I...
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    Re: Bosuns Chair on Steroids

    New anti-gargoyle coatings are more effective.
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    Re: Why is Turkey in NATO?

    Yes I know that happened ten years after they joined NATO.
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    Re: Why is Turkey in NATO?

    Because the USA wanted a place to put missiles. (and then complained when the USSR put missiles in Cuba)
  6. Thread: Scones

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    Re: Scones

    That's an odd way to pronounce "bone".:)
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    Re: The ultimate winter tractor accessory

    Then you really need one of these.
    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Kyj6MaNLbVE/SWFQmsOG6cI/AAAAAAAAK8M/TWKbHfxbg2M/s1600/2909945767_48c56f75cc.jpg
  8. Thread: Manly men

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    Re: Manly men

    Queue the lumberjack song.
  9. Re: Not a US Gun Story: MRI Scanner Shoots Lawyer

    I hope the MRI machine wasn't damaged.
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    Re: Embarrassed Eagle

    It is definitely bereft of life.
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    Re: EVís are becoming mainstream

    Thank Ted. The physics of a hydrogen tanks rupture would be an interesting thing to model. ( I wouldn't know where to start)
    On the other hand it depends how and where the hydrogen is generated....
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    Re: FIFA sells women's soccer to the Saudi's

    Quite a lot of the civilised world.
  13. Re: John B - do you still have your head above water?

    Good luck tonight Northerners.
    Stay safe.
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    Re: People of the Fern

    It's been a hell of a five years, and she wants a life.
    I'm not a huge fan but she has done very well, in some of the most "interesting" times.

    It will be interesting to see who wants the job....
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    Re: Have chickens gone on strike?

    One of ours is broody, and the other two don't like the heat, so supply is a bit patchy.
    Also they have taken to hiding them in random places
  16. Thread: Vegan Tires??

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    Re: Vegan Tires??

    Do vegan tyres automatically dodge hedgehogs?
  17. Re: 8 Fast-Food Chains That Use Pure Ground Beef for Their Burgers.

    "Pure ground beef" A.K.A not adding any ingredients to improve the texture or flavour.
    Cheap, consistent, and marketable.

    A small step up from "genuine cow product" I guess.
  18. Thread: Merry Christmas

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    Re: Merry Christmas

    Happy Christmas to All!
  19. Re: Requesting an opinion on the 64 Corvette vs an XKE.

    In the song the Corvette wasn't stock so all bets are off. Six tail lights are worth at least 80hp.
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    Re: Hey! (or Oi!) Kiwis. I want one of these:

    Evidently the Skodas aren't popular in town either - cramped. My nieces husband was most annoyed when his department's Commodore started getting commandeered by others.

    I haven't seen anything...
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    Re: The USA is #1!!!!!

    You see things like that a lot in the media. An approximate guess in Imperial, converted to metric to three decimal places. "Winds approaching 144.8 km/h"
  22. Re: I want to build airplane lifting wheels into my boat Im building, but dont know h

    Congratulations Prof and Dad!
    I was thinking of you the other week, wondering what became of you.
    Thank you so much for sharing your adventures over the years.

    Mike
  23. Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    Then what will I watch on a Sunday evening?
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    Re: Anyone else NOT excited by the World Cup?

    The recent Women's Rugby World Cup was excellent.
  25. Thread: this is cute

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    Re: this is cute

    The OP is a very short "cut and cover" tunnel.
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    Re: 6pm Lake Tekapo, NZ

    I swam in Lake Pukaki (next lake south) once upon a very long time ago. As well as being very cold the glacial lakes have lots of suspended rock flour, so the water is almost opaque. It was a bit...
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    Re: A new contender for the "ugliest car" title

    The Multipla went from ugly, in a distinctively quirky way, to dull looking.
    I haven't been in one but those who have them seem to love them and enjoy their looks

    That Citroen concept is just...
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    Re: Implosion from the water

    I wonder if the two-stage collapse was intentional.
    If it wasn't, there would have been some nervous people until it fell.
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    Re: How to attach the tiller to the rudder?

    You can drill a hole through the tiller and both sides of the rudder head then thread a piece of line about the same diameter as the hole with a knot on each end. If the fit is nice this works...
  30. Re: How to go insane or try working this one out.....

    Good man Barney
    Unborn generations thank you, even if they never know.
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    I'm trying to figure out why it gives 124 spider vibes.
    The headlight buckets are closer to a MGB.
    The bonnet looks a bit like a GT6 with maybe some Frua mixed n.
    With the hard top on it looks...
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    Re: daggerboard bungee/tiedown

    Not complete but you can see the top of it.
    117185
    Here it is hooked over a knob behind the slot to keep it out of the way when launching.
    The red plaited bit acts as a handle and ties tight...
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    Re: daggerboard bungee/tiedown

    I've used this in a number of boats and find it works well.
    The blue and black lines are the same bungy in two different positions (Black on over the top for beating, Blue around the back for...
  34. Re: Life guard races are a unique South Jersey Tradition

    Pretty common in NZ as well
    There are at least six active surf life saving clubs around Christchurch, which is fairly surprising given the temperature of the water.
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    Re: Never Sell Your Boat Locally

    Bugger. That makes me want to cry too.
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    Re: Varnishing on hold

    One or two coats of thinned varnish? Runny enough that it soaks in and will only take a wash and quick sand when you want to do a proper job
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    Re: Gaah! Just tested positive.

    Glad to hear it hasn't been too bad so far Pete, and I hope you have no long term effects.

    I'll second the "don't do too much too soon". My son has been wiped out for a few weeks now, possibly...
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    Re: Texas governments' resonse to Uvilade...

    What if someone hid a gun in a hollowed out book? Are they going to ban.......

    Oh I see where this is going.
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    Re: Ode To Creeping Charlie

    Is it resistant to chickens?
    My back lawn sure as heck isn't.
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    Re: UK Government Is Disintegrating

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    Poll: Re: Should a Wooden Boat Hat Float?

    My floppy sailing hat has a piece of foam in the crown. I should help it float (lesson learned from losing the last one) and it does help a bit if I misjudge the boom (lesson still not well learned).
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    Re: Do you know the correct answer?

    The chart in post 24 shows the contestant originally selecting the correct door six times out of twelve.
    I am quite certain there is a fundamental error right there.
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    Re: Do you know the correct answer?

    Another way of looking at it is if Monty doesn't open either of "his" doors but asks "Do you want to change from your door to the best option of my two doors?" If you swap, there is a 2/3 chance that...
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    Re: Do you know the correct answer?

    So if your original pick remains at 1/3, the probability of the prize being one of the other two choices must be 2/3 and you now know not to pick one of those.

    If, as you assert, that it was not...
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    Re: Do you know the correct answer?

    Nick. How does Monty's removal of on of the doors that you did not pick retroactively change the chance of you choosing the right door first, from 1/3 to 1/2 ?
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    Re: Do you know the correct answer?

    Your chance would be 50/50 if you had not already made the original choice - but you did.

    Your original choice splits the three cards into two sets. The card you chose (probability of including...
  47. Re: Killer cop with full body white supremacy tattoos.

    Tinkerbell complex.
  48. Thread: Top Gun

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    Re: Top Gun

    Elbonia.
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    Re: relativity, of a sorts

    We have just had a step in the other direction. It's about 10įC colder than last week. Autumn has finally arrived with a light frost.
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    Re: For Paul, who likes Terry Pratchett?

    Squeek
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