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The really really boring and totally pointless snippets of information thread Mk XVII

Old 4th Mar 2011, 10:27
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Ah, Martyrs RBG, sad to say Dear Lady that I ain't even sown the seed yet, today is sunny however so the deed might be carried out while one feels perky enough.
One looked up that model Tamiya tank on their web site, 12 quids of the realm rather than the 36 proposed by the shop in crawley, which will not suffer my footfall again.

JF Ta, typical Nav, I'm south-east of yer.
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Old 4th Mar 2011, 10:27
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Sheer bliss on finally locating the required item!!!
And the joy of finding something you'd forgotten you had!
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Old 4th Mar 2011, 10:38
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probably have coped perfectly well if it had been my cat out front rather than me
Not quite; you would be in front of the cat, 'cos you, my sweet, is the cat's whiskers!

Radz

RE: that belated birthday pic of Solange. Are you a closet reader of "9 Chickweed Lane", or was the pic purely a GooGoo happenstance?

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Old 4th Mar 2011, 10:38
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Give said garage three months, entropy will triumph and chaos will ensue,that's a law that is.
The corner shop sells loose sweets to the local urchins, these come in stout transparent plastic boxes,one asked the lady to keep the empty ones for me,they are great for storing small nuts and bolt,capacitors transistors,chips,various connectors ect ect you get the picture,one spent days emptying various biscuit boxes jam jars baccy tins and such and sorting the contents into their own dedicated new plastic boxes,all marked and neatly stacked one on top of tother in me junk cupboard.
Trouble is the particular item you seek is invariable located in the bottom box of the afore mentioned neat stack,those in the way tend to get flung aside in one's haste, things get put back in the wrong boxes, ergo entropy very quickly gains the upper hand yet again.

Chaos is the natural order in the universe we inhabit.
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Old 4th Mar 2011, 10:45
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Chaos is the natural order
Can chaos be order ... ?
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Old 4th Mar 2011, 11:01
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Well negative order then, no wait a minute, negative entropy mean order positive entropy mean disorder.
Oh the constabulary have captured a load of Libyan money printed not a mile from where one sits,we have a tradition of printing money up here.
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Old 4th Mar 2011, 11:05
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Mrs G is one of those that is not happy until every flat surface is covered with piles of stuff, drives me nuts.
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Old 4th Mar 2011, 11:17
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Trident nosewheel. (Sorry to be late but I was out all last evening and most of this morning.)

Peculiar British engineering. As with British cars: fascinating, but, erm, peculiar.
The reason given by Hatfield personnel to a curious would-be purchaser was that the offset would avoid the wheel going kerthump...kerthump...kerthump over the runway centreline lights when landing using the then new Autoland system, the Trident being the first aircraft to use it in service.

No doubt also spoken, sotto voce, "because we can".

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Old 4th Mar 2011, 11:23
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Gainesy,


JF Ta, typical Nav, I'm south-east of yer
"Close enough for Government work . . . . . "

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Old 4th Mar 2011, 12:05
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Paracetamoxyfrusebendroneomycin

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Old 4th Mar 2011, 12:15
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Old 4th Mar 2011, 12:20
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That's better, hounds walked in this brisk NE'ly wind,rounded off nicely with a big pile of cheese on toast with homemade picallilli and a pint mug of strong tea.
Sets me up nicely to go out and do some gardening, time to dead head the hydrangeas as the new growth should be established by now. Plucking up the courage to transplant my Winter flowering honeysuckle, currently growing up the side of my shed but has done so well it sends in shoots inside and is blocking light from the windows.
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Old 4th Mar 2011, 12:25
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As far as I can tell you will be a week too soon:-
AH! Being organized by daughter No. 2 so that figures.

It'll be the Monster Museum then (the Natural History Museum, where the MONSTERS are kept. )
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Old 4th Mar 2011, 12:37
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Plucking up the courage to transplant my Winter flowering honeysuckle, currently growing up the side of my shed
At first pass, me ageing eyes rendered, "up the side of my bed"!
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Old 4th Mar 2011, 12:54
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Girly lunch cancelled as two dogs have exploded from both ends....
Vets instead.

Garage....



Stuff outlined in red still to go up into the roof space when I get a bit of help from a non hurty hand.



View going down the garage - clear walkways!



View going back the other way - no tripping obstacles.



Full on view of next wave of shelves holding safely stored vases and flower arranging and gardening gubbins.



First time I have ever seen the work bench completely clear....




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LABELS?!
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Old 4th Mar 2011, 12:58
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You'll be painting the coal heap white next, Radz
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Old 4th Mar 2011, 12:58
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We have been spoofed on the five Saturdays, Sundays etc in July. It doesn't occu every 823 years (see Snopes).

However, were it not for being spoofed you wouldn't have heard about the Henry II and the Saladin Tithe which was true. So there is an upside to the situation in that we are all that little bit more knowledgeable.

Monday's lesson will be on the Corn Laws and their application to yesterday's PMIs......

Good weekend and peace to all.

And I don't need the 'Carry on up the Khyber' response, "And peace on you," either!
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Old 4th Mar 2011, 13:00
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First time I have ever seen the work bench completely clear
...but a work bench isn't meant to be clear.....it's meant to have...works..... in progress, resting upon it.
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Old 4th Mar 2011, 13:03
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And yes --- I know the labels aren't straight and square before you mention it! The current labels are a temporary measure until I unpack the laminating machine and make some more permanent labels.
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Old 4th Mar 2011, 13:04
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Agreed Ibbie, but the current "projects" are at the moment stored under the work bench, waiting for me to have 2 hands I can use.
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