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The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread XXVI

Old 1st Oct 2015, 06:51
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Morning peeps foggy again here,smoking in cars with kids verbotten by law now? no probs, let the little bastards walk.
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Old 1st Oct 2015, 09:49
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For Ancient Mariner.....

.....Per can you empty your PM mailbox it wouldn't accept my last PM.

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Old 1st Oct 2015, 12:11
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Apropos of nothing, recently acquired a new phone. A Samsung Note 5. as it a slippery little sucker had to get a case for it.

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Old 1st Oct 2015, 12:57
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My current (non smart) phone has a loop for a lanyard - essential for someone like me who needs everything tethered otherwise I would lose it.

I haven't yet seen a smart phone which would enable a lanyard to be attached (other than by means of an (expensive) plug that screws into the earphone socket).

Does your case provide this possibility?
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Old 1st Oct 2015, 13:27
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Yes it does, the light spot above the left bottom corner is the hole for the tether loop, one was supplied with the cover.

P.S. The pug and the bike come seperately
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Old 1st Oct 2015, 18:52
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Evening all, just returned from a 3 weeks trip to the US of A, including some of the remoter parts in the prairie as in "where no-one usually goes" were it not for the oil boom that has seen a tenfold population increase in some of North Dakota's cities in the last 4 years.
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Old 1st Oct 2015, 22:17
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Good day all. Started off damp this morning, but now nice sunny day.
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Old 2nd Oct 2015, 06:53
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Morning peeps bright cold and foggy again here,tiz Friday the best of the weekdays,dunno anybody who doesn't like Fridays.
More shooting 'issues' Stateside,hate that feckin word issues, media types seem to use it as often as the beards have to bellow the name of their profit every 30 seconds.

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Old 2nd Oct 2015, 08:32
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the beards have to bellow the name of their profit every 30 seconds
I thought they weren't allowed to make any profit - it's usury.

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Old 2nd Oct 2015, 10:38
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More shooting 'issues' Stateside, ...
That makes a sad total of 45 school shootings in the US this year alone. That is an appalling state of affairs.
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Old 2nd Oct 2015, 12:33
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In fairness I believe this was a tertiary education establishment, mainly adults, rather than a 'school' as we understand it. Doesn't make it any more acceptable though.
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Old 2nd Oct 2015, 15:11
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That is an appalling state of affairs.
A nation that prefers to listen to that Trump nerd rather than employing the good sense of their current president, what do you expect? But this, maybe, is too much politics for Trrabb, apologies.
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Old 2nd Oct 2015, 17:22
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Some early Knopfler finger magic.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FV_WE6RPR9M
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Old 2nd Oct 2015, 17:35
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I have rowed under that swing bridge, in both directions. Our schoolmaster had apoplexy when we told him we'd done it (our boathouse was about four miles upstream) because apparently if you went through the wrong arch, a hefty fine would be occasioned.

To be fair, we had been told, when we started rowing, that we must never, ever pass the Swing Bridge, so it would have been all our fault. Like we were told never, ever to turn off the Tyne and paddle up the Derwent. Quite what posessed us to do it I'm not sure. Backing down a rowing four for half a mile, because the river has become too narrow to turn around, is a pain.
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Old 3rd Oct 2015, 04:44
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Plimsol line has dissipated under the water, bilge pumps to full and divers sent to check the seals on the prop shafts and the thruster ducts. The water must be getting in some where
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Old 3rd Oct 2015, 06:22
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Seeing there's a bit of rugby action in The Toon today, this might be appropriate.

The Geordie Haka
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Old 3rd Oct 2015, 06:45
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Morning peeps,dull here nary a sign of the sun and foggy.
One must steel oneself for ones flu jab today,walk in jab session from 7.30am-- 12.30pm,one can but hope for few MK4s ahead of me,they could even stretch out the flu jab for 30 minutes.

Interesting old photies, one read that the reason for so many downright weird surnames in America was that the staff at Ellis island made no atempt to write out the names as given but just wrote out phonetically what they sounded like,still one can hardly blame em most of they furriners have daft names.
The faces of America: Ellis Island portraits were full of hope
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Old 3rd Oct 2015, 11:38
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Smile

As you say Mr D, a really interesting collection. The reason given for the strange names is the same as that given for the multiple spellings of many Irish names.
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Old 3rd Oct 2015, 22:47
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Only 4 p*sts today, last at 0838, and the thread on page 2?


WTF?
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Old 3rd Oct 2015, 23:41
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rather than employing the good sense of their current president

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- have you been doing a Rip van Winkle for the last 7-8 years?
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