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The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread XXVI

Old 26th Sep 2015, 15:30
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Apparently the humble Fish Finger is sixty years old this week,spookily I had just reduced their number for me dins with some new potatoes and peas when I learned this factoid,Birds Eye of course.
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Old 27th Sep 2015, 04:20
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Haven't had the flu for years.
I don't believe I've ever been unlucky enough to get the flu. Interestingly, I rarely ever seem to get a cold either ... my record in that regard is about seven years. Maybe I have some sort of natural resistance or something.

It seems to be sprogs that are responsible for the spread of the bug ...
I think it's this "soldier on, it's only a cold" attitude that's responsible. People think nothing of passing their bugs on to others on public transport or at work. Where I'm employed we have a policy that if you have a cold you just do not front up for work and if you should become aware during the day that you are coming down with a cold, you must go home immediately. I think more workplaces should adopt that policy.

One likes fish fingers ... one has not yet tried fish toes.
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Old 27th Sep 2015, 05:42
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Fish Finger is sixty years old this week
Wouldnt be eating that one then Admiral, its probably off, better nick down the shop for fresh ns..
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Old 27th Sep 2015, 08:45
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Morning peeps beautiful one here blue sky ect ect,might be awake to see this Lunar eclipse,did see a spectacular one once in the early hours,perfect conditions moon turned blood red cut down the light that much a lot of the invisable stars came out,one of those occasions you feel like running round knocking on doors and shouting for peeps to come out and see this.
Might set me Astro camera up to video it,might be a bit far to the East though
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Old 27th Sep 2015, 11:09
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Whilst the posh folk were riding around in the comfort of Mr. D's enclosed carraige us poor sods rode the rails of the GWR in one of these,



From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parliamentary_train


Friends round for dinner later; flat-iron steak with baked spuds

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Old 27th Sep 2015, 11:13
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Yer but the wheels were six feet apart on yours Mr More.
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Old 27th Sep 2015, 11:56
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I think it's this "soldier on, it's only a cold" attitude that's responsible. People think nothing of passing their bugs on to others on public transport or at work.
Worst cold for about ten years developed after a short flight from MEL to SYD. Ruined a two day visit completely. Almost certainly picked up via the re-circulated air in the cabin. Someone travelling whilst still in the highly contagious state. Thanks for nothing.
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Old 27th Sep 2015, 14:35
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Springs

Mr More,

Your drawing clearly shows springs in the suspension. That must have been the semi-posh carriage.



On another subject ... before going from fish fingers to fish toes, I recommend fish thumbs.
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Old 27th Sep 2015, 21:10
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Good day all.
Yes I tend to catch a lot on my flights. Always guarantee someone coughing and spluttering a row back or front.
Flight out here the table tray was still covered in remnants of the previous flights food. They said it was a short turn around, however it got in at 5am, this was 12 midday.
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Old 28th Sep 2015, 04:50
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There is really no excuse for that. Tray tables can be a leading source of contamination due to usage and proximity to blasting noses and mouths. For a time in the past I had some responsibility in these areas.
Short-turn is no excuse. If the previous flight served a meal, the tables should have been cleaned (quick wipe-down with anti-bacteriological cleaner). (actually even if no meal was served). Arrival at 0500 is also no excuse, you staff cabin mtce according to your skeds and a midnight shift should have been working.
If you care about your pax and aircraft there are really only two levels of cabin mtce - grooming and deep grooming and you have practiced systems to get them both done in a timely manner.
Low-cost airlines fail in this regard due to 20 min. turns and basically just pick up rubbish, re-position seatbelts and replace a couple of toilet rolls.


None of this prevents trolls and ogres from sneezing and hacking in your general direction with no attempt to prevent the dispersals, and I have suffered the results of this too many times as well.
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Old 28th Sep 2015, 08:15
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Morning peeps,fine and cold here, managed to video yon clipse,too wide angle a lens Moon about the size of a full stop crossing the screen,buggrit,never mind one is not as enthusiasic re matters astronomical as one once was in the past,besides seen many Lunar eclipses including a very red one.
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Old 28th Sep 2015, 11:09
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Not knowing the expected time of the eclipse (only the vague BBC mention of "in the early hours of the morning"), I had a peek at about 2 a.m., and simply saw the bright and fully circular disc of the moon, no signs of edge shadow or red colours.

So I fell asleep until around 5.30 a.m., when I had another look. No success, the moon had moved to a position where it was below the local tree level, so all I saw was a diffused glow through the woods. The rest of the dark sky was very clear however, and the stars were quite bright.

After an unsatisfying and disturbed night, can anyone tell me what the approximate time of full eclipse was, please?
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Old 28th Sep 2015, 11:20
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After an unsatisfying and disturbed night, can anyone tell me what the approximate time of full eclipse was, please?
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Old 28th Sep 2015, 11:31
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Thanks, sitigeltfel. I was clearly in the land of nod when the interesting stuff was going on - the story of my life, maybe!
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Old 28th Sep 2015, 12:00
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Be warned that the times quoted in the above image are GMT.

My observation was from 03:00 to 03:30 BST (when cloud cover drifted in and obscured the Moon).
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Old 28th Sep 2015, 14:41
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Your drawing clearly shows springs in the suspension. That must have been the semi-posh carriage
Because it was a Multi-purpose vehicle, springs were to keep the cattle comfy.
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Old 28th Sep 2015, 21:44
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What ho, chaps and chapesses.

Days off at home with the wife. Nothing of interest to report.
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Old 29th Sep 2015, 01:51
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Days off at home with the wife.
followed by:

Nothing of interest to report
Hope Wife takes that in the spirit intended Chequers, otherwise we can expect to see you swathed in bandages quite soon, Bikie Girls can be quite violent at times!
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Old 29th Sep 2015, 08:15
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Morning peeps,bit dull here,excellent sleep had last night seven hours without waking up,leastwise if one did wake up it isn't remembered.
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Old 29th Sep 2015, 09:42
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