Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > PPRuNe Social > Jet Blast
Reload this Page >

Admiral Draper's Really Really Boring and Totally Pointless Snippets of Information

Jet Blast Topics that don't fit the other forums. Rules of Engagement apply.

Admiral Draper's Really Really Boring and Totally Pointless Snippets of Information

Old 2nd May 2018, 06:31
  #8161 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: EGNX country
Age: 65
Posts: 215
Back to normal for here - chucking it down. Looks like its here to stay until this afternoon. +8C

The best part of half an hour has just been productively spent sorting out my tablets for the next 4 weeks.
handsfree is offline  
Old 2nd May 2018, 07:36
  #8162 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: with the wife
Posts: 350
Morning folks.

Wetness has not yet arrived.

First in a series of mugs of tea being drunk, with a Mr Watkins bacon sarnie to follow. No 2 grandson is on his way to look after me today.

One has a chunk of Stilton direct from the Colston Basset dairy. I must say, it does taste better than the stuff offered by the supermarkets.
4mastacker is offline  
Old 2nd May 2018, 07:53
  #8163 (permalink)  
Stargazing
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: West
Posts: 427
with a Mr Watkins bacon sarnie to follow
Morning All - I wish you hadn't said that, 4ma, cos I'm now contemplating my bowl of muesli with extreme prejudice.....
Rather be Gardening is offline  
Old 2nd May 2018, 08:08
  #8164 (permalink)  

Bluey
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Posts: 354
I've found that myself, RbG ... a bowl of muesli and yoghurt, even with fresh berries put into it, does not quite seem to have the same appeal as a big bacon sarnie.
BlueDiamond is online now  
Old 2nd May 2018, 10:06
  #8165 (permalink)  

PPRuNe Handmaiden
 
Join Date: Feb 1997
Location: Duit On Mon Dei
Posts: 4,321
Took advantage of the sunshine yesterday and dragged Checkboard out for a ride. Rain has resumed play today.
redsnail is offline  
Old 2nd May 2018, 13:32
  #8166 (permalink)  
Cunning Artificer
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: The spiritual home of DeHavilland
Age: 73
Posts: 3,119
...a bowl of muesli and yoghurt...
I know about yoghurt, that's what Mongolian shepherds live in, but what's "muesli"?
Blacksheep is offline  
Old 2nd May 2018, 15:11
  #8167 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: California
Posts: 344
Cool

Whats a hogyurt?...
f
fleigle is offline  
Old 2nd May 2018, 15:21
  #8168 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Japan
Age: 68
Posts: 204
@Rossian Thanks for that. The breakthrough for this old fart is that using aluminium oxide (AlOx, white paper, dry paper) with oil, rather than the oilstone or wet&dry took 10 minutes rather than 3 hours to get a result on tungsten carbide. New materials (replacing the oil stone) and new techniques are opening a vista of more easily sharpened and sharper tools. Whoopee!

Here's the boring and pointless part. I downloaded the manuel (Hitachi planer) from the innertubes. The section on sharpening/refitting cutters had words but there was no information other than two diagrams: one saying "do it this way", and the other (identical with a cross through it) saying "don't do it this way". Half an hour of nutting it out (nutter ) revealed a backplate and a jig. Fit the backplate into the jig (how?), then the blade to the backplate in the jig. The backplate then fits in the planer and everything is tickety boo. Simples.
Yamagata ken is offline  
Old 2nd May 2018, 15:25
  #8169 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Hanging off the end of a thread
Posts: 18,225
Originally Posted by handsfree View Post
We have two Co-Operatives in the village and there was talk of one of the lo-co outfits opening up
but that came to nought. We do however have an enormous M&S Distribution Centre on the old power station site
and an equally enormous Aldi Distribution Centre being built. The local shops are now either hairdressers, nail bars
or high end emporia aimed at the ladies. Butchers, bakers, candlestick makers are there none. There is also a plethora
of Indian food outlets, a couple of fish and chip shops and several pubs.

Dull, overcast and cold, +2C. Probably a day of light showers.

First brew of many at hand.
And if you drive into the nearest populated area with the Tesco 24 hour and ASDA across the road, as you go over the bridge between them, those big boxes with little towers on top on what was wasteland on the left hand side next to the railway lines are batteries to store energy during the night to be released and used during the day.... at EGNX, I kid you not, they are about 10 miles from the place and the roadworks etc we have suffered is to run the cabling to the Airport.
NutLoose is offline  
Old 2nd May 2018, 15:42
  #8170 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: apogee
Age: 66
Posts: 59
meadowrun is offline  
Old 2nd May 2018, 16:25
  #8171 (permalink)  

Bluey
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Posts: 354
... but what's "muesli"
It's a little joke you find mildly amuesling, Blackie.

Whats a hogyurt?...
​​​​​​​That would be a Mongolian pig pen, fleigle.
BlueDiamond is online now  
Old 2nd May 2018, 16:58
  #8172 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Coasting South
Age: 66
Posts: 65
Apparently prisoners aren't given porridge anymore, now they have muesli. It doesn't sound the same. "I got five years muesli for robbery."
hiflymk3 is online now  
Old 2nd May 2018, 17:49
  #8173 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: EGNX country
Age: 65
Posts: 215
Originally Posted by NutLoose View Post
And if you drive into the nearest populated area with the Tesco 24 hour and ASDA across the road, as you go over the bridge between them, those big boxes with little towers on top on what was wasteland on the left hand side next to the railway lines are batteries to store energy during the night to be released and used during the day.... at EGNX, I kid you not, they are about 10 miles from the place and the roadworks etc we have suffered is to run the cabling to the Airport.
You had me intrigued there Nutloose and I did a bit of fishing about on the internet to see what I could find.
The installation is, I'm fairly sure, a natural gas back-up electricity generator. The company that owns it is
UK Power Reserve and they do indeed provide battery storage schemes as well. but I think this is a gas
generator. Take a look at the UK Power Reserve website. The company have a similar 20MW site in Mansfield.
This would make sense as the site is owned by the National Grid and up to about 30 years ago was home
to several gasometers. Whatever it is the carnage it inflicted on the traffic flow around the area was unbelievable
as they put down the connecting cablework.
Thanks for flagging that up.
handsfree is offline  
Old 2nd May 2018, 19:01
  #8174 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: apogee
Age: 66
Posts: 59
meadowrun is offline  
Old 2nd May 2018, 19:52
  #8175 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: UK
Posts: 5,011
Ulaanbaatar is in Mongolia and the other Chinese cities are in Hubei province or very close. It's always freezing cold in winter and they use an awful lot of coal not only for heating but for cooking. Their open fronted chop houses have a cooker fed on coal briquettes and they choke the whole street.
Fareastdriver is offline  
Old 3rd May 2018, 06:37
  #8176 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: EGNX country
Age: 65
Posts: 215
A promising start to the day. Mr Sun in evidence battling against a bit of thin low cloud. +5C

Good news for Woody. Liverpool won and good news from TB about her cousin's continued
recovery.

First dialysis exchange of the day due at 0700.
handsfree is offline  
Old 3rd May 2018, 07:32
  #8177 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: with the wife
Posts: 350
Morning folks.

Tis sunny outside. One is going to sit in the conservatory and consume one's tea whilst taking in the glorious start to the day and contemplating 'What to have for breakfast?' as that question, as yet, remains unanswered.

No elections today in this part so we have been saved the once-in-a-blue-moon visit by a our local councillor trying to extend his 'living very nicely at the expense of the local taxpayer but being invisible until the next election' tenure in office.
4mastacker is offline  
Old 3rd May 2018, 09:58
  #8178 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: South Beds
Posts: 79
No elections here either. Fine day somewhat spoiled by having to start work at 2300 tonight.

Earlier trip this week had me down to an area that I rarely visit, the Kennet valley near Malborough. Beautiful villages and fine looking pubs, must try a weekend down there.

WilliumMate is offline  
Old 3rd May 2018, 15:59
  #8179 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 1998
Location: Ex-pat Aussie in the UK
Posts: 5,053
Had some of this year's crop of rhubarb for breakfast. I cut a stalk into two inch sections, throw them into a small fry-pan with a bit of water, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg & crushed grains of paradise then boil away for a few minutes until the sections are just soft. That's while they are still whole - just before they break up into sludge.

Then I threw in some frozen berries, a bit of yoghurt, a knob of preserved ginger with it's syrup and a few seeds.

Off to Paris for four days of stimulator and then to the Carribean for the first time for a week's holiday.

Also no elections for us.

The agent for our house in Australia emailed - apparently our tennants have had an accident in the family, so that the mother is out of work and they may no longer be able to afford the rent...
Checkboard is offline  
Old 3rd May 2018, 21:40
  #8180 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: London
Posts: 13
Hi Guys, I need some help regarding my first class medical.. I went in for the first class medical everything was fine however I suffer with hay fever and have been receiving immunisation injections for it. The documents for this have been sent to the CAA for review as the symptoms are quite severe sometimes. Does anyone know if this kind of thing will end in me getting my medical declined? Thanks for the help!
ad10 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.