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Old 18th Aug 2012, 10:49
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Things you couldn't live without that Mum never had

Reading the Facebook threads, I realised that there really are people that couldn't live without Facebook. What's your 'couldn't live without it' thing that your parents never had when you were a kid? I've not got many, but I confess to not being able to live without the dreaded computer.
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Old 18th Aug 2012, 10:57
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Refrigerator - we had a tiled shelf in the larder cupboard to keep things like butter cool.
We also had a 'meat safe' in a sheltered location outside the back door in the lobby next to the coalhouse door. The meatsafe was a metal box about 20 inches cube with perforated sides and a tight-fitting door to keep flies out but allow air to circulate.
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Old 18th Aug 2012, 10:59
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cellphones, automatic washing machines
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Old 18th Aug 2012, 11:01
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I could live without mom...long story, and no-I don't still live with my mom

but, lemme tell y'all I'm my mother's son and I'm not afraid of anything!!! ...
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Old 18th Aug 2012, 11:02
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What you don't know, you don't miss.

Life changes and evolves, and our 'needs' with them. It is perfectly possible to live as your parents and grandparents did, but by doing so you'd be out of synch with the rest of 'humanity', and thereby you'd probably feel isolated.

It is an absolute joy for me to rent a lodge on the west coast of Jura that is serviced by gas cannisters brought in by boat, no electricity, and your only form of heat for water, cooking and warmth is the fire that burns whatever you can forage for. You have to ensure that you have your food supplies for the week when the boat drops you off as it won't return until the end of your week unless it is an emergency, in which event you contact the shop in Tarbert by CB Radio, powered by batteries.

Utter bliss.... for that week.

(typed on my wireless network laptop whilst browsing several windows and checking my mobile phone messages)
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Old 18th Aug 2012, 11:04
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Washing machine - doing without is total drudgery.

I've done without refrigeration and a lot of other things living on a yacht for a year, but I had a 50 quid twin tub caravan mini washing machine. Joy.





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Old 18th Aug 2012, 11:04
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'couldn't live without it' thing that your parents never had when you were a kid
Sex.......................
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Old 18th Aug 2012, 11:07
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Gas, electricity, running water and flushing sanitiation, we didn't have any of them. (500 year old cottage).
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Old 18th Aug 2012, 11:17
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Me b*llocks! Mum never had any! Other than that, 'progress,' bah!

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Old 18th Aug 2012, 12:03
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Gin and Belgian beer!!

Never had any of that in our house when I was a kid (had damn near everything else, but no Gin!!)
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Old 18th Aug 2012, 12:05
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What Chuks said. Nothing much I need apart from the basics. The rest is just fluff and baubles.
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Old 18th Aug 2012, 12:11
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Penicillin,a awful lot of prooners would not be here were it not for that swag.
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Old 18th Aug 2012, 12:25
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Penicillin,a awful lot of prooners would not be here were it not for that swag
Quick drift, Mr Drapes. My Dad used to tell the story about his Mum at death's door. Doc prepares the family for the worst, adding that there was one last chance. There is this new drug called Streptomysin (sp) that we might try. She died in her sleep in her 80s in the 80s. Timing, my boy, is everything, then as now.

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When I was a youngster, the magic pill was the M&B tablet.
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Dishwasher...
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Old 18th Aug 2012, 12:51
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Negative quantities

My Mum had:

Electric iron
Telephone
Television
Husband
Family
House
Garden
Car
Dog
Piano
Tennis Racquet
Badminton Racquet
Old Vic theatre season ticket

I don't have any of these

Positive quantities:

But I do have Google and Wiki, hurrah!
And PPRuNe...

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Old 18th Aug 2012, 12:52
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Car and phone. Mum had a bicycle for local journeys and public transport for anything else. Contact was by letter or telegram (in dire straits) as most of the rellies didn't have a phone either.
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Old 18th Aug 2012, 12:52
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Things you couldn't live without (because) that Mum never had

Birth control pills.



On the other hand, you are right on, Drapes, with penicillin! And all the other vaccines, and...

...preventative and anti-thing treatments and methods that olferts like here mostly didn't get to the qualifying gate without..... including the vaccs for smallpox, TB, yellow-fever, etc, vitamins, dental care, organ transplants and similar surgical odds & ends, colonoscopy, CAT and MRI-NMR that see right thru you without making much of a dent, lots of super stuff.

If Julius Caesar, hisself, were given the option of abruptly leaving town in, say, first week of March, 44BC, with instant teleportation to 2012, a small place near a transit line into Rome, a bureaucrat's pension, and unlimited TV channels and Broadband for life, he'd roll over and take the bait in a minute or so, given some explaining bout how to work the toys. Bet you'd be able to hear him cackling all the way to the Forum after he discovered the History Channel.
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Old 18th Aug 2012, 13:06
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Hello all,
Could some one explain me, what the word overshoot mean in practical terms and theoretically in the following text under, extracted from the FCTM of boeing 737 NG
The flap maneuver speed is the recommended operating speed during takeoff or
landing operations. These speeds guarantee full maneuver capability or at least
40° of bank (25° of bank and 15° overshoot) to stick shaker within a few thousand feet of the airport altitude.
thanks appreciate a lot!
If he's talking about the speed his mum's flaps could manoeuvre, as well as what angle she was at when his stick started shaking, then I really have to question the judgement of posting such a thing in JB.............

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