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The Really Really Boring and Totally Pointless Snippets of Information Thread XXIV

Old 28th Aug 2014, 22:57
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The main point (for me) about not having leccy is no internet.
You can always set up your Phone as a personal HotSpot, and tether your device to it to surf the internet over the phone signal

How to tether your iPad Wi-Fi to your iPhone using personal hotspot | iMore
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Old 28th Aug 2014, 23:25
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Maybe you should buy one of these..



Just looking at the UEFA draw...oh hang on there's a team missing????
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Old 28th Aug 2014, 23:32
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Been getting a heap of junk phone calls re solar panels this month,mebee should have listened instead of telling them to feckoff and stop ringing me in me father Jack voice.
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Old 29th Aug 2014, 00:37
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Posting at 01:32 Mr D.?
Has the leccy failure caused an outbreak of insomnia fairies ?

There's an unwanted guest in the bedroom here. Somewhere lies a mozzie with an unhealthy future.
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Old 29th Aug 2014, 04:05
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Hoping your mozzie dies a violent death. I also have a mozzie here tonight with a death wish ! Reckon I mean to assist the lil bugger . . .
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Old 29th Aug 2014, 04:46
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It's all getting very third world when the 'leccy supply where you work on a small base in the desert is more reliable than that at home, which is subject to regular daily power failures.
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Old 29th Aug 2014, 05:34
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It is with no regret that I report the death of an unknown mozzie.
Rest In Pieces.

Looks like we're in for another day of sun.

Bunga Bunga is back at a level red warning. I fly home on the 4th so given my past history of failed attempts at returning home I'm fully expecting old Bunga to erupt in a spectacular way on the 2nd or 3rd.
Kismet.
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Old 29th Aug 2014, 06:21
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Morning peeps,gray sky here,not volcanic ash as yet though,if transport is banished from the skies remember a bit of sissy ash wont stop a good stout ship.
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Old 29th Aug 2014, 07:00
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You can always set up your Phone as a personal HotSpot, and tether your device to it to surf the internet over the phone signal
I bought a dongle from 'Everything Everywhere' that gives me 3G internet access when I'm out and about. £7:00 a month for 1GB. It means I can sit peacefully in the car out in the car park while Missus raids TK Maxx and the charity shops as is her wont. Streaming video isn't a good idea, but for PPRuNing, reading/writing e-mails and Farcebooking it's just the job.
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Old 29th Aug 2014, 07:13
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What is all this about lekky. Haven't had any for 15 years now. We go into town here or down to the harbour in Greece to hear all about power cuts which we knew nothing about.

Usually everything is pretty cheap here compared to Europe. Not the new fuel line I have just bought for the ship

In my usual Friday morning seat outside the Safari Spar supping a cider whilst Mr Exascot gets in the week's supplies.
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Old 29th Aug 2014, 07:19
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Originally Posted by handsfree View Post
Rest In Pieces.
... ... ...



Blacky, egging on the poor shaggy sheep driver is very naught of you.
He“ll bust a vessel next.

angels it was in our little lake.
And even the Oslo fjord is positively warm still
It has been the most wonderful summer here.
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Old 29th Aug 2014, 07:31
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Bįršarbunga.

A fissure eruption has started north of Dynjujökull, seen in the photo.
The eruption started shortly after midnight on August 29 in Iceland, however the eruption seems to be subsiding in recent hours.
A live YouTube stream is available below:-


From (and more at):- The volcanic area near Bįršarbunga is erupting | Watts Up With That?
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Old 29th Aug 2014, 07:49
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Morning folks.

Mist burning off to leave yet another hot one.

Bluey would just love the weather here at the mo!

....and IT'S FRIDAY!
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Old 29th Aug 2014, 07:58
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By gad it is sir.
Friday. Where do the weeks go.
This time next week I shall be amidst the vampires at the Derby Community Hospital (old DRI)
to see if a daily croissant has had any effect on my kidney function. It's just as well it isn't a liver function test.

Off now on the walk to town followed by a couple of drinks and then lunch.
Bus back as we can't face the uphill climb at 30C.
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Old 29th Aug 2014, 08:26
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Greetings Gentlefolk,

Heavy sea mist this morning, burning off now to be replaced by a heat haze.

Very warm at midnight last night. 29c indoors

The wrong airport guests have departed for Murcia so 'tis an afternoon of sorting the devastation out.

Sorry Ibbie, not much of a saving.
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Old 29th Aug 2014, 08:30
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We are freezing to death here. It is OK in the sun but working in the shade with a cold wind we are all in thick jackets and scarfs. And, shorts of course which doesn't help!

SRT Just had a look at your OAT down south to make me feel better. Don't let the brew freeze over
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Old 29th Aug 2014, 08:40
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Yerssss.....

Saves a few shekels on the cool room costs though. Lagers like it colder and we brew them at around 10 deg C for primary fermentation and 7 or 8 for secondary. No good for lazing around the pool, but one foresees a large steak on the grill in one's near future. Might pick up a small keg (two gallons or so) of ale for lubrication.

One purchased 20 lbs of pork chops yesterday. For religious reasons of course. Dashed fine they are too.

No snow here, but the high lying mountainous areas in the Cape have had a bit.
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Old 29th Aug 2014, 09:55
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Bluey would just love the weather here at the mo!
Oh no she wouldn't.

... one foresees a large steak on the grill in one's near future.
I bet that turns out to be a 100% accurate prophecy. Looks like TRAB has its very own seer.
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Old 29th Aug 2014, 09:56
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Not that famous - but I do remember him.

BBC News - Bill Kerr, Australian actor and radio star, dies aged 92
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Old 29th Aug 2014, 10:20
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Seems the weather guessing round here is getting personal. On the Radio Somerset ('Radio Ooh-Aar') weather forecast this morning it was for showers, of increasing length, becoming wetter in the evening. Although 'sheltered areas, such as Martock, should be drier for longer'.

It's alright for some isn't it?

(Sent from my umbrella).
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