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Old 24th Mar 2012, 14:21
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Old 24th Mar 2012, 14:47
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That's a first for this year - outside temperature (20.7C and rising) exceeds inside temperature (20.2C) and the forecast is similar for the next four days. It was a lot warmer than that in the greenhouse where I was pricking out cosmos seedlings this morning.

When I planted the cosmos seeds, I also found a packet of tomato seeds which had been lurking in the garage for at least two years so thought I'd give them a go - I now have twenty one tomato plant seedlings as well in the greenhouse! I think I may have overestimated my requirements, but the packet said use by 2012, so I did.

I think I might have been a bit previous in pricking them out as well; having done it I then read the bit on the packet that said do it when they are 10-15cm high. As these are 5-8 cm high at the most, I think I may have to bring them back in from the unheated greenhouse for a bit.

Good job there's plenty of room in the sun room.

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Old 24th Mar 2012, 15:03
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Near miss: ISS narrowly escapes debris disaster — RT

On February 10, 2009, the Cosmos satellite collided with America’s Iridium-33 at the height of 790 kilometers. Both satellites were completely destroyed.
All that space and they have to hit each other!

When they quote a speed of 26,000 kph, is that relative to the ISS (which is, itself travelling at significant speed)? If the satellites are in similar orbits won't the be travelling at similar speeds (and direction)?
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Old 24th Mar 2012, 15:23
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Loely day here, almost summer like. Been sat outside since cofee time with the new Kindle. Just finished reading
Halfheads Halfheads
by Stuart Macbride, supposedly set in Glsgow's future but sounds more like today's Partick.

The downside to Kindle is that most books are more expensive that their printed counterparts. Why?
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Old 24th Mar 2012, 16:05
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The downside to Kindle is that most books are more expensive that their printed counterparts. Why?
Grrrrr! don't get me started on that. No printing, storage and distribution costs to factor in, but a captive market whose loyalty they abuse. I believe there is an investigation into the blatant rip-off practice ongoing.
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Old 24th Mar 2012, 16:08
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Starting to get a bit overcast here. City centre packed with the inevitable larger women in shorts and t shirts. Men with loads of tattoos and no t shirts. Never figured out the attraction of tattoos, even when in Germany and a tattoo parlour next to the Range 4 in Hohne, lots of booze and inebriation always got home without one. Some comatose young lads were not so lucky!

Mmmmm not able to combine size 6 and Sky blue to say COME ON CITY. Never happened before???
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Old 24th Mar 2012, 16:32
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Glorious here,went down the shop sans ganzy,one suspects that following the pattern of the last decade or so this us the fine spell early in the year that wil be followed by a summer that is utter shite followed by a spell of fine weather late in the year.
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Old 24th Mar 2012, 16:51
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The downside to Kindle is that most books are more expensive that their printed counterparts.
Not only that when you've finished reading it you can lend the printed ones to your mates, or even swap them.

I brought a Sony reader that way I'm not tied to a specific source.
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Old 24th Mar 2012, 17:23
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The Memsahib bought one of they Kindle machines.
More fool her I think.
No time for all that there reading myself.
Unless it's something to do with aircraft.
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Old 24th Mar 2012, 18:56
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Be afraid, Mr. Lee ... be very afraid.
Ms. Azure Gem, How good it is to hear from you once more .... even if only in the form of a warning. One suspects you have replaced Mr. Andrew Wood as the Chief Operating Officer of the Australian Federal Police (or are you Commissioner now?) in addition to your duties as an enforcer for a well known organization of female adventurers who profit in the trafficking of imprisoned male weavers and embroiderers of fine damasks. Do you have any idea how long it takes to dig a tunnel with a knitting needle? Did I write that out loud?
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Old 24th Mar 2012, 19:08
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I was given a Kindle for my birthday and to date I've been very pleased with it. Downloaded 'The Girl With The Dragon Tatto' trilogy for about £9.00. Being a traditional book lover I wasn't sure how I would get on with this technology but I find it a very easy way to read. I shall still use my local library when the need arises.
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Old 24th Mar 2012, 19:15
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I surmise that your output might end up adorning ....
Mr. Threadbaron, we are all well aware that Lady Singaporegirl's only interest in life extends to incredibly expensive high-heeled stiletto shoes. All else appears to be merely a means to that end. I have been told that the entire west-wing of the establishment, where I am now an unwilling guest, is filled with nothing but fine ladies footwear (Italian, Argentinian, and Uzbek). Lady Azure Gem, long the head of security of Lady Sinaporegirl's organization, has affixed dung-tipped punji pits, modified Chinese metal cased Type 59 anti-tank blase mines, and well shaped hyper-velocity stiletto heel mines. There are also machine gun nests, trained killer bees, attack penguins, and a rabid manatee. My output would be of little import.
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Old 24th Mar 2012, 19:44
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Lon, Halfheads looks interesting, will check it out..did you ever happen upon "The Comeback" -Alex Cathcart? Can recommend it...
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Old 24th Mar 2012, 20:19
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Alas Mr Lee, if the Lady Azure Gem is back in league with Ms SG then I fear that not even an outbreak of fish puns will help you. Perhaps if we can find the required materials and smuggle them into your cell you could embroider yourself a cloak of invisibility.
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Old 24th Mar 2012, 21:07
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Enjoy yourself - it's later than you think!

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Old 24th Mar 2012, 21:19
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not able to combine size 6 and Sky blue to say COME ON CITY


Lucky, lucky bitters today!

Cooking a bit of Chinese for dins tonight.
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Old 24th Mar 2012, 22:23
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Buggrit!a bacon sarnie is in preparation,only concession to dammed gall bladder,tiz being grilled.

Been a spiffing day hereabouts
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Old 24th Mar 2012, 22:38
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Thanks for the tip, Mustpost. I'll look out for it.
MacBride's other books are pretty good as well.
Another bit of Scots sci-fi was "But 'n' Ben a-go-go"(can't remember the auhor but it was published by Luath IIRC)

Yes, had a mate once with a bi-lingual dog
I believe a lot of police dogs are trained to obey commands in German. It lessens the chance of them being "misdirected" in the heat of batle.
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Old 24th Mar 2012, 22:49
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Ah..Cathcart is not sci-fi, merely a very gritty account of 60s-70s Scottish west coast life..
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Originally Posted by goudie View Post
I was given a Kindle for my birthday ...
Being a traditional book lover I wasn't sure how I would get on with this technology but I find it a very easy way to read. I shall still use my local library when the need arises.
Delighted to report that Derbyshire Library Service now includes eBooks in the catalogue. A bit sparse so far, but growing.

Worth a check down your way?
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