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    Re: the queen of the skies

    Flew from the UK to Saudi my only trip in a 747 in 1996, 17 passengers and a double crew who were going to Saudi to pick up an aircraft there.. later flights were mostly 777.
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    Re: extending the sailing season

    I've sailed all year round for the last 43 years, in Saudi it wasn't a problem but that was only for 6 years...

    I've done races where the sheets froze hard and wouldn't flow through the blocks..
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  3. Re: 8 Breakthroughs in Diabetes Research That Are Giving Us Hope

    Luckily my main alcohol intake is whisky, which has a GI of ......
    Zero...
  4. Re: What were your favorite cars from your younger days

    some years ago I had a
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    I always wanted a Landrover so..
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    Though mines red with the white top.. No not a...
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    Re: curious handplane like artifice

    This is the UK equivalent.
    https://www.uktoolcentre.co.uk/hand-tools/woodworking-tools/hand-rasp-files-and-planes/,
    I have a couple of them, very useful at times.
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    Re: Masks: An informal unscientific survey.

    Still have to be worn at our Doctors, which is a good Idea, it's full of sick people, You might catch something..
    Around town maybe 1 in a hundred wear them. We do in crowded places.
    Can't speak...
  7. Re: 8 Breakthroughs in Diabetes Research That Are Giving Us Hope

    Welcome to the club, I've had hereditary type 2 for 15 years, Dad's had it for 35 no problems with eyesight or feet that they often warn you about.
    Type 2 isn't much of a problem, as long as you...
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    Re: Apology to All Brits

    I've only seen neighbours a couple of times when visiting someone else's home.. I think Bouncer the dog was the best actor..
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    Re: Brext Benefits - Share the joy

    Poverty is normally defined as a percentage of the average wage.. it means you can never get rid of it even with the fact we have the lowest unemployment rate for many decades. The only way to reduce...
  10. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Once the russians are out of Kherson or possibly only only when most of them are out, I'm expecting the russians to flatten the place, possibly with the "dirty bomb" they claim the Urainians has..
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    Re: Halloween... what's it like in your area?

    Until I was about 35 I'd never seen anything for Halloween except in American films.. Now in the towns in the UK the kids all follow America for Halloween, like they've done for School Proms, never...
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    Re: Wall color in the shop

    I've gone for OSB walls, the door nearest the work bench, occasionally gets a coat of cheap white paint, as I use it for notes and sketches of the current project..
    As my workshop is not near the...
  13. Re: When a town become uninhabitable, what happens to the people

    Towns and villages have always disappeared, Eccles in 1570, was hit by a big storm wiping out a huge part of the village, by 1605 only 14 houses were left. There are just 4 true houses in the village...
  14. Re: Today's hassle- four hours to make an online purchase! a lengthy saga.

    Mobile phones don't work reliably here, I have to go upstairs to the bathroom, and stand by the window that points in the right direction, downstairs or out side no chance.

    I have a card reader...
  15. Thread: Rocks and such.

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    Re: Rocks and such.

    A bunch of rocks.. aka St Kilda.
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    Re: thinking of getting a dog

    The Border and Aussie have a similar temperaments they are bred for the same purposes and I suspect there is a lot of Border in the Aussi from before the days of breeds being a fixed class.
    They...
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    Re: quirky boats we like or love

    I can but put my own little boat here, designed and built by me.. if I don't love her no one will. The one on the port side..in the first photo.
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    Re: Import boat trailer from UK

    I dislike those cheap pressed steel couplers ..
    The difference between a 2 inch ball and a 50mm coupler is 0.8 mm.
    2 inch balls and 50 mm couplers have a uncertainty of construction larger than...
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    Re: Kicking in doors on tv or in movies

    As to breaking down doors.
    An old fashioned wooden door possibly with plywood panels, and a single point lock of mortice or rim lock can quite easily be kicked in with a single kick. Many older...
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    Re: Kicking in doors on tv or in movies

    There is unfortunately a very sad possible background to this cartoon.
    In 1967 the was a very big fire at RAF Neatishead, a radar station in an underground bunker, the RAF firecrews couldn't cope,...
  21. Re: As a "nonworking Royal" Harry isn't wearing a uniform

    It's illegal to wear military uniform in the UK if you are not in the military or have been granted permission to do so by the King..(The Uniforms Act 1894) (Though if you got married in uniform soon...
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    Re: Roof of Westminster Great Hall.

    A young building, Dragon Hall built 1427.
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    and why it's called dragon Hall.

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    Built for Robert Toppes 1400-1467, he was an importer / exporter of cloth.. (the river that is...
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    Re: Roof of Westminster Great Hall.

    and some of these building have been taken down and moved again..
    https://www.wealddown.co.uk/discover/buildings/
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    Re: Roof of Westminster Great Hall.

    Apprentices were taken on after payment by the parents, it was an honoured roll to get an apprenticeship. It led to good pay and a career. It meant in future you wouldn't be on starvation labourers...
  25. Thread: no bad pizza

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    Re: no bad pizza

    Here in the UK we have unfortunately many of the US strains of pizza, dominos pizza hut, Papa John's etc.
    I've never been in any nor ordered from any...
    I have however sampled their wares.. a...
  26. Thread: Queen Liz trivia

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    Re: Queen Liz trivia

    It was quite possible to meet the Queen anywhere in the area of Sandringham often without a security detail but if there was it was likely to be just one man. She was known to take the corgis and...
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    Re: PSA-Refrigerator fires

    A brand of white goods who's English translation of their Turkish name is Beko, had a reputation for fires, they had safety recalls for the defrost timer. Half a million of their fridges and freezers...
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    Re: The Queen is dead. Long live the King.

    There is no requirement that the King or Queen use their primary Christian name as their Royal title name. Prince Albert "Bertie" became King Edward VII, Edward VIII was known as David with in the...
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    Re: Beavers making a comeback

    We could do with a few on the Norfolk Broads cutting down the trees, it would make for better sailing.. They'd never be allowed to block the navigational channels, but there are plenty of other soggy...
  30. Thread: how many books

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    Re: how many books

    two
    Medieval economics 1150 - 1500... By J Bolton..
    ok History wise it spreads a little either side of those dates but it's an interesting read.. Did you know Willi the bastard allowed elected...
  31. Re: payment terms for work - i have never heard of such

    I've been paid daily in cash..
    Summer holiday job, picking potatoes
    You were guaranteed a minimum amount, but if you met your quota, each hundred weight extra earnt you more.. not many didn't earn...
  32. Thread: Age 21

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    Re: Age 21

    On my 21st birthday I was on guard duty wading through snow...
    Every year they had a exercise involving all the UK RAF radar stations those on shift anyway, carried on their normal duties. Those...
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    Re: 500 Miles as seen in a circles on a map

    Once travelled from the red dot at Balivanich, on the Isle of Benbecula to Norfolk (in 1984) effectively on the edge of the 500 mile radius.
    After a 12 hour night shift...
    26 miles from Balivanich...
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    Re: Times have changed.

    My dad was at school with this guy,
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/stories/00/a4117600.shtml

    I knew him as " Mr Stoodley" he own a local petrol station by then.. and I went to school...
  35. Thread: Bottom paint...

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    Re: Bottom paint...

    Nicholas is right I think, from what I've seen on here and other sailing forums, plus some experience myself. Different antifouling works best in different places, speak to locals at where you intend...
  36. Re: America's small businesses are running out of workers

    It's the same in the UK, a great shortage of people.

    We had the company annual barbecue a couple of days ago. I didn't recognise a large amount of the staff. They're now running on around 50%...
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    Re: How far can a boat hang off of a trailer?

    UK , it's beyond the lights,
    1M no Problem,,
    1 M to 2 M you Need a Flag on the back,
    2-3M you need a warning triangle illuminated at night....
  38. Re: Interesting News Stories...From Your Communities and the World....

    My uncle did that in his house, he has the center section of the local former manor house, not as grand as the one above.
    Apart from taking 2 inches of wallpaper and paint of the walls, he removed a...
  39. Re: Interesting News Stories...From Your Communities and the World....

    My uncle did that in his house, he has the center section of the local former manor house, not as grand as the one above.
    Apart from taking 2 inches of wallpaper and paint of the walls, he removed a...
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    Re: Bicycle lane signage?

    how about a nice short bike lane..
    https://www.ride25.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Short-cycle-lane-in-Cainscross-Road.jpg
    or this one.....
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    Re: aviation grade styrofoam

    foam... I got foam.. PIR foam mostly.. lots of it..
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    where the gallon of glue is, is now the hillside with the mug being where the radar is.

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    the board above, you can just see the...
  42. Thread: Cargo pants

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    Re: Cargo pants

    Just type in "work trousers" in to Amazon, they look remarkably like cargo pants... And for less than £20, heavy duty cloth.. I wear them for work all the time...

    Round the garden, and working on...
  43. Thread: As a kid…..

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    Re: As a kid…..

    We didn't have a TV till I was around 9, no cinema locally, so cops and robbers and cowboys and Indians had no relevance to me. One village bobby (an Uncle) very few guns of course in the UK. We were...
  44. Thread: Mine vs Quarry?

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    Re: Mine vs Quarry?

    And the rail tracks were wooden, for centuries before iron and steel.
  45. Thread: House names.

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    Re: House names.

    There are 20 houses on our road all are named not numbered.
    My house built 1906 originally named after its view. It's on the foundations of the village pub which closed in 1895 so then it had a...
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    Re: UK Government Is Disintegrating

    The 93 Claim (which is 15%) is achieved by including absolutely every one who could claim some sort of other heritage..
    The latest census figures I can find are that there is 12.2 % non white...
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    Re: UK Government Is Disintegrating

    That's achieved by adding White Non British to those of Asian and African descent. Not always seen as a minority as you wouldn't know the difference in the street and not at all if they spoke good...
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    Re: Russell Brand: The Great Reset

    Totally agree with that he was an annoying waste of space before.. and definitely not funny.
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    Re: Bitch or brag-how’s the weather?

    18C this morning @ 08:00 forecast to only get to 21C a great relief after the last few days.
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    Re: The times they are a changing

    We are back to mask wearing in Work due to a reported outbreak in the other half of the building... Funny it coincided with the warmest week of the year..

    When I joined this factory it was an...
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