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The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread XXVI

Old 7th Sep 2015, 09:41
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White mans burden?
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Old 7th Sep 2015, 09:44
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Interesting webcam's

If its interesting ones that you want, give this one a miss!

South Georgia webcam - South Georgia Website

I think that its actually a surveillance camera keeping an eye out for the Argies!
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Old 7th Sep 2015, 18:30
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Originally Posted by ricardian
Here's a webcam with a difference - an underwater view from the island of Sanday, Orkney


Tried that link, and the video didn't work. Then I realised - I was trying to watch the Sanday webcam on a Manday.
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Old 7th Sep 2015, 19:52
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Works ok for me, seen some wee fishies.
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Old 8th Sep 2015, 05:12
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Morning all.
A grey murky start.
2000m in mist, broken clouds at 500' and 9C.
Welcome Autumn. There's no going back now.

On this day in 1914 World War I: Private Thomas Highgate became the first British soldier of the war to be executed for desertion. He was undefended and called no witnesses in his defence, as all his comrades had been shot and killed. Highgate claimed that he was a 'straggler' trying to find his way back to rejoin his regiment after having been separated from his comrades. His execution was almost as hasty as his trial, as senior officers insisted that he be executed 'At once, as publicly as possible'. Posthumous pardons for over 300 such soldiers were announced in August 2006, including Highgate.

Nothing like a good bit of compassion and British justice then.
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Old 8th Sep 2015, 07:04
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Morning peeps all same same here, dull, one notes on the news some towns are getting wise and refusing to offer to host these various sporting events that make a few spivs a bit more wealthy and leave the local ratepayers to pick up the bill,they can shove the Olympics and various world cups where the sun dont shine as far as I am concerened.
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Old 8th Sep 2015, 07:28
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Morning all I started questioning these big sporting events a while back, and the 2012 NORTH London Olympics clinched it for me. Us Southerners paid as much as North London (on our business rates and council tax) but we got just 3 events and little of any lasting value. The games were great, but South London was robbed.
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Old 8th Sep 2015, 08:00
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Well the property developers get huge swathes of land cleared cleaned up tidied infrastructure roads ect put in place at the expense of the rate payers all ready for them to move into and build upon and the many get shat upon by the few as per normal
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Old 8th Sep 2015, 09:49
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Well overcast here, assume it will be nice a few miles inland..
A bit of a whinge around here over the blitz programmes on morning telly, Hull and Coventry both got a hard time during the war, taking account of their size they apparently both suffered more damage per area than anywhere else except London.
When the BBC were asked why they weren't included in the programme it was because their wasn't a local celebrity to present it.
Well done the BBC,make the programme around the celebrity instead of the subject..
Doesn't seem to be too many people posting this week have they all been banned???
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Old 8th Sep 2015, 09:52
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Yes, many have gone elsewhere, and, since, their presence here has been eradicated.
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Old 8th Sep 2015, 09:54
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Thats a pity.
Where is elsewhere??
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Old 8th Sep 2015, 10:12
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Good day all. Narcolepsy has taken over the lack of sleep! Feeling pretty dozy all the time.

2nd freezer being defrosted. Will sort out everything later. Fridges to clean next.
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Old 8th Sep 2015, 10:23
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Sad item on the news this eve about a young Aussie student falling to her death from the Troll's Tongue in Norway. She was on holiday there but did they really have to call it "the trip of a lifetime"? I think the double entendre quite escaped the person who wrote the item.
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Old 8th Sep 2015, 10:43
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their presence here has been eradicated.
I'm not eradicated
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Old 8th Sep 2015, 11:26
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Thats a pity.
Where is elsewhere??

Regrettably posting the link on here would be clearly be suicide I'm afraid. I am led to believe that PM's are censored as well.
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Old 8th Sep 2015, 15:04
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Well overcast here, assume it will be nice a few miles inland..
Wrong I'm afraid. It's dull, cold and overcast here and it has taken until now for the low cloud to lift sufficiently for me to be able to see across the valley but I am not going to complain as I have had three days of good weather one on the way home yesterday and also Saturday and Sunday in Scotland where I went to watch the last display flight of the Vulcan at the Scottish Air Show at Ayr. It was a superb air show with flying on the Saturday and static displays on Sunday. To cap it all I had a front row view. Saturday began with an embarrassingly meek display from the Royal Navy and Marines - NOT their fault, they had planned something much better but the pc Polis (Plod is not popular with many here at the moment) decided that it had to be toned down in case anyone thought it was a terrorist attack - highly unlikely considering the amount of publicity.
The flying began with a cracking display from a Typhoon and continued in that vein through various other aircraft including Tom Cassells in his Cap 232, Swedish Drakens, a couple of less than quiet Hawks, G-Dram and the Vulcan which gave a wonderful and exceedingly noisy display. The Red Arrows also lived up to their well earned reputation and the day ended with a B17 bomber which gave part of its display with the bomb doors open. The day should have ended with a farewell to the Sea King of HMS Gannet and its SAR role but true to form it was called to a genuine emergency just before it was due to start.
The static display at Prestwick Airport on Sunday was equally impressive. It's thought that over 120,000 people were at Ayr on Saturday. I haven't yet heard about the attendance on Sunday but the apron where the display was situated was heaving with people.
One thing I have to say is that the people who attended both events are to be congratulated on the cleanliness of both places. There was very, very little litter at Ayr (any there was, was promptly collected by the litter pickers) and I saw only one crisp packet at Prestwick.
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Old 8th Sep 2015, 15:19
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IDC - do you see where Woody's coming from?

The rellies have left. Phew.
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Old 8th Sep 2015, 16:06
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Thanks to everyone who pointed me in the right direction.....
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Old 8th Sep 2015, 17:26
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Apologies for the aviation content.

1) Go to Google

2) type: do a barrel roll

3) Press Enter on your keyboard

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Old 8th Sep 2015, 20:33
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Tough week at work but made very enjoyable by an entertaining colleague who was totally on my wavelength. We made a great team
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