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  1. James Webb Space Telescope 'fingerprints' earliest galaxies

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-63919257
  2. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    He haters the idea of war, but has no effective strategy for avoiding nor stopping it.

    For example, he supports a bunch of old farts sailing around the globe on a schooner to ban the bomb.
    A tad...
  3. Re: Victor Bout released from American prison

    He did not found Vickers, but was a very effective salesman for the firm. Playing off Brazil, Argentina and either Chile or Peru against each other being one ploy. Visiting them in turn with tales...
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    Re: Best British shows

    Similar era: Butterflies, Rising Damp, and The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin.

    More Up to date, Professor T.
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    Re: Germany arrests

    ^ That would create the habit of "not knowing" what was going on
    A bit like the poem on the smuggling culture.

    Rudyard Kipling
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    Re: Griner released from Russian gulag.

    Well, we do, but we have just had to try, convict and sentence a US criminal in absentia after a delay of 3 years.
    Go figure.
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    Re: Germany arrests

    heimfried, was there any truth in the story that we were told that Germans were encouraged to rat on their neighbours to the authorities. This would make any one keep their heads down and eyes tight...
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    Re: Viking Ship at the Paris Boat Show

    This is pertinent, C&P from FB
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    Re: Best British shows

    Not watched the series, but the trailer featuring a hedgehog was classic.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qIbCKJRfgA

    Which reminds me of Trigger in Only Fools and Horses.
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    Re: Germany arrests

    Context, you silly man, context.

    I have no idea what the German citizenry really believed. There are reports like this one:
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    Re: The current excitement in China

    Not genocide as in gas chambers and working them to death bur ethnic cleansing of the worst kind.
    From Wiki with references
  12. Re: Charles W Morgan Restoration; A Volunteer's Perspective-1

    Possibly the cooling water intake?

    Those are sponsons.
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    Re: Griner released from Russian gulag.

    Facts, my boy, those embarrassing things called facts.
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    Re: Best British shows

    Vera
    David Suchet's Poirot
  15. Thread: Logic test!

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    Re: Logic test!

    Neither, you silly Ralphie Boy.
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    A couple opf big BANGS.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-63887870

    and

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21082617
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    Re: I have a friend who is an angel.

    You are not so bad your self, Tom.
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    Re: Making wider plank stock

    Really?
    1/2" thick plank, two chines (clenched laps) a side on frames 3' apart?
    Really?
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    Re: Making wider plank stock

    This one?
    https://lokalen.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/img_1457.jpg?w=474
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    Re: Making wider plank stock

    Resorcinol-Phenolic glue is the purple stuff in Water Boil Proof plywood.
    Epoxy softens at high temperatures, that is how you back out screws that were epoxied in.
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    Re: The spammers are taking over

    You should always click






    the little black triangle.
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    Re: what about naps

    I like maps.


    Especially old ones.
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    Re: Germany arrests

    I suspect that was about the control of information.
    People admired the Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei parties achievements in turning round the German economy, without realizing how...
  24. Thread: Logic test!

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    Re: Logic test!

    Yep, it is right there in front of me on a piece of paper.
    Do you want me to scan it for you?
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    Re: Germany arrests

    Because it does not describe in the eyes of the conspirators
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    Re: Germany arrests

    There you go then.
    Facts vs opinions.

    Now end of thread drift, back to our muttons.
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    Re: Viking Ship at the Paris Boat Show

    Interesting solution. Nice shape and sails well.
  28. Thread: Logic test!

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    Re: Logic test!

    Or a basic exercise in AlGebra.
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    Re: Making wider plank stock

    50 years is good, some plywood does not last that long.
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    Re: Making wider plank stock

    OK.

    Out of curiosity, for how long are they proven to last?
    Strip plank uses bead and cove, is that no longer necessary?
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    Re: Griner released from Russian gulag.

    I could not agree more.
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    Re: Griner released from Russian gulag.

    Here you go:
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-63905112

    Time off for good behaviour?
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    Re: Making wider plank stock

    I think that I would increase the glue area by tonguing and grooving the edges. Or copy the Egyptian shipwrights by using a biscuit jointer, with real wood biscuits.
  34. Re: “This is God’s country. I don’t have a clue.”

    As it seems that no one has claimed responsibility, I suggest that this was not political terrorism.

    Probably some gun nut getting an adrenaline rush from vandalism and criminal damage.
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    Re: The current excitement in China

    Don't you just love it when someone starts a p!$$!ng contest with someone who lived in the country under discussion, worked for a company owned within said country, and still, I dare say, has...
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    Re: Germany arrests

    Riddled with errors.
    See comments in red.
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    Re: Germany arrests

    This is the second time that I have read this cowflop on here. What sort of person are you to be hunted for sport, Mr Anonymous
    Justify that statement with linked sources or STFU.
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    Re: POLITICAL Memes

    It was probably the wrong question. As Ian says, campaigning and influencing people long before the actual vote is most important.
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    Re: Germany arrests

    Just so. I had no say in where I was born, so why should I take pride in it?

    I cannot respect people who do this:...
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    Re: Chimney leak

    An old school solution was to use a deck iron with a water trough.
    http://www.marinestove.com/3_inch_bronze_iron.jpg
    The pipe from the stove comes up into the inner upstand. The top section fits...
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    Re: Germany arrests

    Not really, the action and its aftermath was that the American colonies, like the Indian subcontinent, were commercial enterprises, with investments to be serviced. Now, it is true that the English...
  42. Thread: Ukraine

    by Peerie Maa
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    Re: Ukraine

    Well, it was very fashionable at the time. Every European nation tried it on and even the US had a go, but by the time they got started there was not much left to colonise.

    So, not appeasement as...
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    Re: Germany arrests

    Errm

    Dont start a p!$$!ng contest about British history with a Brit.

    P.S. Cromwell had sod all to do with Constitutional Monarchy, that came with William and Mary, after the country dumped the...
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    Re: Germany arrests

    From the BeeB report

    They don't like the current constitution of the German State, and want to replace it, hence claiming the current constitution to be "false"
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    Re: Germany arrests

    The world has moved on a bit since 823 AD.
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    Re: Germany arrests

    Perhaps he stole the line from Shirley Williams, who Snopes claims misattributed the line.
    Dunno as I have not seen L A Story.
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    Re: Germany arrests

    I was thinking of the quote wrongly attributed to Shrub.
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    Re: Germany arrests

    Is that like claiming that the French have no word for "entrepreneur"?
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    Re: Germany arrests

    In the US, I am guessing it's the FBI. I could well be wrong ion that, and I don't know how effective they are.
    In the UK, practically every arm of government has its "Watchman", independent...
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    Re: Germany arrests

    Who has been doing that then?

    In this case, the German equivalent of conspiracy will go to trial.
    The preliminary reports are that there is a conspiracy to start an armed insurrection, carry...
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