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Old 28th Mar 2012, 22:42
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I know the last digit for Pi. I have also rediscovered the proof of Fermat's Last Theorem [ "Cubum autem in duos cubos, aut quadrato-quadratum in duos quadrato-quadratos, et generaliter nullam in infinitum ultra quadratum potestatem in duos eiusdem nominis fas est dividere cuius rei demonstrationem mirabilem sane detexi. Hanc marginis exiguitas non caperet" (according to Nagell 1951, p. 252) ]. I have embroidered both on a nice doily in Cypro-Minoan syllabary.
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Old 28th Mar 2012, 23:05
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Rich, you know the nice full-fried breakfasts they've been bringing you every day? Don't eat the mushrooms. Trust me on this!
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Old 28th Mar 2012, 23:16
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I think it may be too late for that, RBG.
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Old 28th Mar 2012, 23:24
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She has been giving me psilocybin mushrooms to, as she put it, help with my design creativity which, evidently, has been something less than she expected.

"I think it may be too late for that, RBG."

A long, long time ago, the Garden Restaurant at Kuta Beach on the island of Bali served 'magic mushroom' omelets - though on the menu they were only called mushroom omelets. The ocassional unsuspecting tourist would wander in, take a table, look around and see a delicous omelet being served to another guest and would eventually ask for one of 'those' omelets - please. The unintended result was not always a nice experience. At least that is my story and I am sticking to it.
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Old 28th Mar 2012, 23:59
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Enjoy the sunshine whilst it lasts... I've just seen the longer term forecast...
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Old 29th Mar 2012, 00:33
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Hoping for a more restful night.

Last night I was wide awake from 03.45 until sometime after 9 am.

As I normally sleep between those times (thanks to appropriate medication), my day has been pretty shyte.

I can only take so much of this insomnia.

I think I know the reason for last night's upset, so I've taken care to avoid a repeat.
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Old 29th Mar 2012, 03:38
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Half past three in the morning.
So get up, disturb the cat who has a few biscuits.
Drink tea, read PPRuNe.
In about four hours time I will eat porridge.
Hopefully I won't have to drink coffee to remain awake.
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Old 29th Mar 2012, 07:02
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Come on peeps we are burning daylight here,hmmm,lorra cloud about this morning.
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Old 29th Mar 2012, 07:04
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Enjoy the sunshine whilst it lasts... I've just seen the longer term forecast..
Yes, Rads ....and the forecast for down here for the early half of next month is a little wet,as well!
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Old 29th Mar 2012, 07:11
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Morning exercises to wake you up.
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Old 29th Mar 2012, 07:29
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Pilates would be more suitable for those slower to react! Or the Sun Salutations - a warm-up for yoga:
Morning, anyway .
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Old 29th Mar 2012, 07:33
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Mr Lee

In your current mathatifical, embroideralogical frame of mind, may I commission a sampler from you, please?

"A Brief History of a Last Stitch in Time."

Here is Mr Fairr at yesterday's National Schools' 7s rugby fest discussing the finer points of referees' couture with another fashion plate!

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Old 29th Mar 2012, 07:41
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It were legs like that that frightened the life out of Rommel and his chaps.
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Old 29th Mar 2012, 08:17
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Threadbaron, before posting pictures of knees like that, next time can you put up a warning post first, such as "For those of you of a nervous disposition please look away now".

Watery sun this morning.

Me neck hurts. Too much fettling done probably.
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Old 29th Mar 2012, 08:48
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Good morning all. Bright here though don't think will be as hot. Spring cleaning over the next week.
SWH walked and squirrels duly chased.

Think there is a rugby team that plays in pink as well. Doesn't seem too manly, wouldn't have caught any of us dead wearing that when I was playing. You can see they were "backs" in an earlier life. Think us who played in the scrum wouldn't keep up too well nowadays.

Watched "War Horse" last night...... but a really good film. Only criticism too much "artistic licence" in some of the battle scenes.
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Old 29th Mar 2012, 09:57
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Our prolonged fine spell is supposedly coming to an end altho its still clear and sunny here.
Marsh marigolds appeared yesterday four days early.

Something not quite right on Planet PPRuNe Ive been following a highly entertaining thread on CC about the GMB union setting up in competition to BASSA at BA. Like Aunt Sally the pro-BASSA posters keep popping their heads above the battlements with the same old rhetoric and are knocked over with the same old regularity. Except that suddenly all the posts for the last week have disappeared.
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Old 29th Mar 2012, 10:13
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Juud I thought you would be senior enough to bid away from the Lagos flights?
The SSK, no choice in the matter, I was called out for this trip on day 3 of a two week stand-by. Deeply grateful. Ever since my friend, under duress, moved his GP practice out of the house and into a group practice building, sitting stand-by in Holland has become excruciatingly boring. Add to that the fact that they are currently getting a new kitchen fitted, right under my bedroom.....

Also, our bidding system does not work on seniority. Its based on a rolling calendar that gives points for every successful bid you have had over the past year. The lower your points, the bigger the chance of getting a request granted. Irrespective of seniority. Its a fairer system I feel; gives everybody a crack at a good trip now and then. Unlike the seniority based system as practiced in most US airlines, where good trips are the exclusive domain of those at the top of the list, while everybody else only flies the crud.

On top of which, I much rather go to Lagos than anywhere in the ME or FE.
Not everybody feels that way. LOS is the route where we get most CC sickies. If the company would detract a 'request awarded' point from our rolling calendar for every LOS flown, that situation would resolve itself. To obvious a solution, clearly.

I suspect as a small reward for not moaning about the LOS, crew control gave me a JFK this Sunday. Kids arriving home on Saturday for Easter Week, but Ill be back on Tuesday so not too bad at all.

During flight preps in Lagos, I notice tall lanky chap, in civvies and high-viz vest with a company ID dangling around his neck hanging around the door area. Pale and greying, typical company-manager look about him. Stick out my hand, introduce myself.
Woeful look on his face. "Peter so-and-so, Regional manager Africa. I really dont make any impression on you at all do I? 15 years weve been meeting, all over the continent, and you politely introduce yourself every single time."
Not my strongest point; (boring) peoples faces.

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Old 29th Mar 2012, 10:28
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Been an interesting 24 hours from a fire perspective here in Lancashire, nearly got mown down by three fire engines in full cry yesterday afternoon on there way to deal with a moorland fire on a hill overlooking the town. Four morons (assuming they are guilty) in their early 20's arrested for setting it off after being stupid enough to stay around to watch the action.

Then around 4:00 this morning woken up by the sound of sirens. Turns out that a fire broke out in an Italian restaurant in the town centre at about that time which spread and gutted a couple of adjacent shops.
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Old 29th Mar 2012, 10:46
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Turned into another fine morning here but it has the feeling of finality about it.
That was probably our summer.
Here be a clip for Madam Juud,a strange Cloggy Sport,if they had this in the Olympics I might break me rule and watch some of it.
(former) World Record Fierljeppen (canal jumping with a pole) Jaco de Groot 20,79m - YouTube!
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Old 29th Mar 2012, 11:02
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According to Accu weather's guessers it'll be cooler for the next month but no rain until a week on Saturday.
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