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  1. Thread: 38th time

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    Re: 38th time

    "Dog ate my homework?" Pah!

    My brother's pal from University couldn't initially submit his doctoral thesis because it went down with HMS Sheffield on May 10th, 1982.

    Andy
  2. Thread: Logic test!

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    Re: Logic test!

    Are we to include the electrostatic effects of Moon dust in our responses? ;)

    Andy
  3. Thread: A French Village

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    Re: A French Village

    Dang - rough area of France, that one. Occupied for seven years? Reminds me of the Sullivans. Those poor Aussies were in the war for nearly a decade. ;)

    Andy
  4. Thread: Synchronicity

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    Re: Synchronicity

    It's taken ten months...

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    Re: Movies that have held up and those that don't

    Ah, now films before talkies had to appeal to international rules of comedy, in order to be popular almost everywhere = make money.

    L&H and Chaplin got this. Therefore more bucks for slapstick...
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    Re: will hydrogen be the way forward

    So why not shove it into a large gas bag and let it float overhead?

    Andy ;)
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    Liber Nigrę Peregrinationis

    Tree's up. Lights organised. Presents sorted.

    ...But Christmas here doesn't officially kick off at home until work screeches to a halt and - most importantly - we've had our pre-Christmas dose of...
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    Re: The kitchen appliance that will not die.

    I love the 80s style 'dashboard', there. It absolutely barks "I've seen the inside of a snow-speeder". But I also wonder what happens when it cooks at 88mph?

    Andy
  9. Thread: bac

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    Re: bac

    Got to say, I like it not.

    Way too much mass down on the skinny front end.

    Give me a pilot cutter anyday: a few more options for sail balance.

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    Mmmm.
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    Re: A Dark Forest attack?

    I have a problem with the Dark Forest theory. Well, several problems, to be fair.

    The first is the Ant Issue. In this, intelligent ants leave a pheromone message on a stick, announcing their...
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    Re: Movies that have held up and those that don't

    Yes. Meanwhile, and maybe it's just me, but I can't think of many 50s SF films that didn't have a Cold War paranoia. Including the best one of all: Forbidden Planet. What happened to the Krell when...
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    Re: Movies that have held up and those that don't

    The '82 The Thing? Awesome, still - we watched it the other night - or the '51 one? ...which just reeks of Cold War paranoia, imo.

    Movies that have certainly held up:

    The '73 Wicker Man. Just a...
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    Re: Latest JWST image

    "Turn left At Orion" regularly gets mentioned as the better "go-to" book for those new to observing.

    For Solar System stuff I have to say Wikipedia will get you through orbital mechanics, the...
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    Re: extending the sailing season

    Nah.

    My worst sailing day ever was a no-wind "icebreaker" Boxing Day regatta. I was in my Enterprise, with the slightly leaky self-bailers. Halfway 'round the course I realised my wetsuit feet...
  15. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Ah, Vadim.

    Ignore for you. And yet you could have been fun.

    Andy
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    Re: Tesla Model 2 Sub $30K Entry Level EV

    Hmm. Six times what I'd pay for any wheels.

    I think I'm some way off buying electric.

    Andy
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    Re: R/C model sailboats are becoming extinct

    It took me a good twenty hours+ to make radio slope soarers that might last 30 minutes.

    Boats? 100+ hours for a vessel that might go out for an hour a week. If that. (I spent £800 on a kit two...
  18. Thread: Unusual hobbies

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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...
  31. 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.
  38. 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...
  43. 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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