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  1. Thread: Unusual hobbies

    by AndyG
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    Re: Unusual hobbies

    3d printing ... I build model boats (how unusual is that?) but I think at this stage I'd sooner export the odd 3d files for 3rd party printing.

    I Do Not Have The Space.

    Andy
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    Re: Mull it over nsfw

    Isle of Man, Summer 1967.

    My Dad took a car over on the ferry and, one warm, bright day, took me (aged 4-and-a-half) and my bro', both sitting on the backseat (no seat belts back then) around the...
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    Re: all things World Cup 2022 thread

    Twenty minutes in, here, the: "you cheatin' bxxxxxxd" has been officially emitted.

    Andy. Thing is, England? Don't really care. Good, fair, footie? Aye, I'll have 90 minutes of that.
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    Re: Biden going after semi-automatics?

    You guys.

    Andy, exasperated.
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    Re: What Are You Doing for T-Day?

    What the?

    Andy, veggie. No lobster.
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    Re: all things World Cup 2022 thread

    Eff Qatar.

    I disagree. England played like a team, and won handsomely, which is unusual on many counts.

    Iran won with the politics, however. (Not singing their national anthem).

    Andy
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    Re: all things World Cup 2022 thread

    Eff Qatar.

    However, in the sing-off, starting tonight's match, Wales beat the USA one million to one.

    Andy, c'mon the Welsh!
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    Re: Elon is off to a good start.

    The really annoying thing is that I use Twitter to keep up to speed with some pals from uni. People I've known for (gulp) forty years.

    We're all leaving Twitter, but there's little consensus as to...
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    Sticky: Re: Jamie Johnston (S.V. Airlie) is in the hospital.

    Don't you dare change a thing!

    Bunnahabhain? ;)

    Andy
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    Re: Brext Benefits - Share the joy

    I finished work tonight at 10pm. At this time, BBC Radio 4 has a news roundup, which I listened to, as ever, on my 15-minute commute home.

    The B-word was not referred to in the report of today's...
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    Sticky: Re: Jamie Johnston (S.V. Airlie) is in the hospital.

    Joe, you drive me nuts 3.7% of the time, but that story's a keeper...I owe you a decent malt.

    Andy
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    Sticky: Re: Jamie Johnston (S.V. Airlie) is in the hospital.

    So sorry to hear this news. I never met him, but appreciated the lovable rascal's posts here over the years.

    Andy
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    Re: WARS; can we stop them?

    Too simple. Ask yourself, in 2022, "Do you need a big stick?"

    Another big piece of prevention, it would now appear, is "near-instant, destabilising & widespread financial sanctions, alongside...
  14. Re: B17 and P63 collided mid-air at Wings over Dallas air show

    This.

    I love the F86 Sabre. There's something about the technology and airframe that really appeals. "What form does a post-War jet take?" And here's one answer.

    I was lucky enough to see one...
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    Re: Small Field Work/Camp trailer

    When I win a/the lottery, I'll mod a UAZ. Must be a few rattling around Ukraine, for cheap, I guess?

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    Andy
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    Re: WARS; can we stop them?

    He's not wrong.

    1 B2 Bomber ~ $1,000,000,000
    1 USS Zumwalt ~ $8,000,000,000
    1 F22 Raptor ~ $330,000,000

    1 Bloke with a drone, a servo and a grenade ~ $2000
    1 Employee at a Russian troll farm...
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    Re: Elon is off to a good start.

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    Re: Elon is off to a good start.

    Look, it's like this...

    Elon has admitted to having that autistic spectrum trait referred to as Aspberger's syndrome. Aspberger's is often related to issues with social interaction. For whatever...
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    Re: Capella star system

    Both options are possible. The stability of various orbits in binary systems is well-studied. If you wish to dig deeper, look into the maths behind the Hill Sphere. (Basically the Moon is "ours").
    ...
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    Re: Really bad Joke of the Day

    Local news - a man just fell into, and is trapped, in a vat at our local distillery. His condition is extremely serious, but he's in good spirits.
  21. Thread: Home burial

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    Re: Home burial

    I ... maybe I shouldn't?

    Nah, I will...

    My Mum died near the start of the Covid pandemic. Her will stated, with regards to funeral plans, NO FUSS!, in big block capitals and underlined twice -...
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    Re: Dems are going to win.

    Surely all atheists are godless?

    Or is it meant in a derogatory manner?

    Andy
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    Re: How did we get here ?

    You just need some sweet-tasting proper euro-style Socialism.

    And fast.

    Andy
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    Re: Conceded points in the bilge.

    Apropos the above, I've just seen that my ignore list contained members all of whom are now banned.

    Which tells me something.

    "Contained", past tense? One edit later, and my ignore list is...
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    Re: Waiting in line to vote

    "Waiting in line"?

    Never done that, here. For all elections we vote in a local primary school, which covers ~8 local streets, maybe a 1000 voters. Given typical turnouts, polling stations open all...
  26. Re: TV alternatives to watching the mind-numbing election coverage

    Brian and Charles.

    Think Wallace and Gromit, without the dog, set in Wales, with an awesome robot. Called Charles. Plot is incidental.

    Andy
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    Re: Conceded points in the bilge.

    I've been doing that since 1975, I think. :)

    Growing up, my (Tory) MP, Willie Whitelaw, would turn up at election time to simply wheelbarrow his votes back to re-election victory. That said, I...
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    Re: Elon is off to a good start.

    "Mastodon or Tribel?" my friends are asking...

    Andy
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    Re: How to get kids interested in electronics:

    Thing is, the Raspberry Pi and Arduino lure you more into programming than electronics. You're spending most of your time plugging-in/debugging off-the-shelf microprocessors, and never need to know...
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    Re: Craigslist treasure

    Ah, but can they hit 70mph on 36HP with a drag coefficient of 0.28?

    Hundred years ago, these could. Andy
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    Re: Craigslist treasure

    That ain't no Rumpler Tropfenwagen.

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    Oh yeah!

    Andy
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    Re: What would you do with 3.6 million HP?

    I see your 3.6 million HP.

    ...And raise you 32 million HP.

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    Re: Brext Benefits - Share the joy

    "The UK leaving the EU has been cited as the main cause of huge losses in the food and drink export market. The FDF have released a snapshot report of January 2021 figures showing a 75.5% decrease of...
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    Re: Brext Benefits - Share the joy

    Thing I Do Not, and Willever Not Get, is...

    How can leaving a free trade market of 450 million consumers ever produce a bonus to those 60 million left in a soggy, wet, (and manufacturing-free)...
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    Re: Brext Benefits - Share the joy

    Cruel. Cutting.

    ...But fair: there are NO Brexit benefits. Didn't Rees-Smaug already discover this one?

    Andy
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    Re: Mars Insight Lander on itís last watts

    Sure is. (Venus surface temperature electronics: building processors that would work in a kiln).

    Andy
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    Re: Mars Insight Lander on itís last watts

    Furthest maille ("chainmail") from Earth!

    (The bottom of the seismometer cover).

    Andy
  38. Re: Thinking about Elon Muskís Starship project:

    It is something else. The Future I Expect.

    Andy
  39. Thread: Poetry break.

    by AndyG
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    Re: Poetry break.

    Tony Conran. "Gooseberries". Written for Mike Donahue, killed in a car crash August 1985.

    (And if you can do a passable Welsh accent, let rip!)

    They sat in my bowl, globular, tawny
    And so ripe...
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    Re: The two months of Christmas

    With no Turkey Day here, it's difficult to pinpoint the start of the inevitable mayhem.

    Working in Retail, however, informs me that it's "right about now". The aisle-of-Halloween has (overnight)...
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    Re: Gas Stations Hidden Battle

    Fair enough, for commercials under tachographs and/or equivalents.

    Andy
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    Re: Gas Stations Hidden Battle

    For sure. And then dial in what they need for an hour over what they needed in a few minutes.

    Which isn't your average truck stop.

    Maybe a battery-swap has something going for it.

    Andy
  43. Re: Why do Republicans want to destroy Social Security?

    Look. It's so simple.

    Wikipedia: "According to the dialectic materialist theory of Karl Marx, humanity under capitalism is divided into just two classes: the proletariat ó who do not possess the...
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    Re: Gas Stations Hidden Battle

    I ran a petrol station for a few years.

    We took the best part of £20 million a year. Ten thousand customers a week. We drained a tanker a day. We were adjacent - and part of - a supermarket,...
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    Re: Elon is off to a good start.

    SpaceX can currently punt 1kg to orbit for less than $2000 (it will be ~$1000, with Starship), and his nearest competitor charges around ten to twenty times that.

    His most basic spreadsheet would...
  46. Thread: Just...

    by AndyG
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    Re: Just...

    ;)

    Andy
  47. Thread: Just...

    by AndyG
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    Re: Just...

    Sure is.

    I was then told NOT to precede down the side of the house, cleaver in hand, head 'bleeding badly', and then leap out if there were young 'uns at the door.

    ...No idea why.

    Andy
  48. Thread: Just...

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    Just...

    Love Halloween ...

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    ...But accidently cut myself doing pizza tonight.

    Never mind.

    Andy
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    Re: The Fermi Paradox

    Life, huh? Life has evolved. A chemical soup. Replicating chemicals. An RNA-world moving to more chemically stable DNA for information storage. Prokaryotes. Mitochondria. Eukaryotes....
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    Re: What are you watching? (Movies, TV, YouTube, etc.)

    Not as good an anti-War film as the book, or Das Boot (the benchmark?), but certainly in need of watching.

    Andy
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