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Old 30th Aug 2018, 21:51
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G'day Tony glad you've posted again.
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Old 30th Aug 2018, 21:59
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I have several reasons to be a bit chipper, but Mr Draper's return is the best of them.
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Old 31st Aug 2018, 22:52
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It is now the first day of Spring.
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Old 1st Sep 2018, 04:40
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When did the Autumnal / Spring Equinox (adjust to suit Hemisphere ) stop heralding the first day of Spring / Autumn ? We, in the Antipodes, aren't going to see the sun starting to work it's way back for another 21 days. ( but I guess it's easier for the "snowflakes" to understand, so we all have to adjust ? Not me )
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Old 1st Sep 2018, 06:30
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Good to see you back Tony! Even cnuts like me missed you...

Stay well, PPRuNe needs you!

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Old 1st Sep 2018, 07:07
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Good to see you here, Mac ... it's been a while!
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Old 1st Sep 2018, 12:46
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Just as well the boss is back, its nearly time to trade in this vessel and he needs to sign the papers..
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Old 1st Sep 2018, 12:51
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When did the Autumnal / Spring Equinox (adjust to suit Hemisphere ) stop heralding the first day of Spring / Autumn ?
According to https://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/aboutseasons.html;

Astronomical Seasons

The astronomical definition uses the dates of equinoxes and solstices to mark the beginning and end of the seasons:The beginning of each season marks the end of the last.Because the timings of the equinoxes and solstices change each year, the length of astronomical seasons within a year and between years also vary.

Equinoxes and solstices dates worldwide

Northern Meteorological Seasons

According to the meteorological definition, the seasons begin on the first day of the months that include the equinoxes and solstices:
  • Spring runs from March 1 to May 31;
  • Summer runs from June 1 to August 31;
  • Fall (autumn) runs from September 1 to November 30; and
  • Winter runs from December 1 to February 28 (February 29 in a leap year).
Seasons in the Southern Hemisphere are opposite to those in the Northern Hemisphere. For example, under the definition of astronomical seasons, the June solstice marks the start of summer in the Northern Hemisphere, but it is the start of winter in the Southern Hemisphere. The same rule applies for the other seasons.The meteorological seasons in the Southern Hemisphere are also opposite to those in the Northern Hemisphere:
  • Spring starts September 1 and ends November 30;
  • Summer starts December 1 and ends February 28 (February 29 in a Leap Year);
  • Fall (autumn) starts March 1 and ends May 31; and
  • Winter starts June 1 and ends August 31;

Different Countries, Different Seasons

The question which definition to use divides countries and regions around the world. For example, Australia and New Zealand use the meteorological definition, so spring begins on September 1 each year. In many other countries, both definitions are used, depending on the context.
How authoritative that is I do not know.

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Old 1st Sep 2018, 13:54
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Was Mr D piped aboard or has that gone out of fashion on't upper deck these days?, (Tugs at forelock and falls over while endeavouring to step to the rear by reverse)

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Old 1st Sep 2018, 15:52
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Makes it easier to do the stats, I suppose. Still wrong though. a fail in a geography o level, but I think they have since cancelled geography.
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Old 1st Sep 2018, 18:38
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Oof 800m swim done. Triathlon's on Sat. at Woburn. Just a Sprint so that'll do.
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Old 2nd Sep 2018, 14:31
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Welcome back tony. Iíve been keeping an eye out for you...

I just had my left eyeball adjusted to cure my double vision. It seems to have worked - Iím writing this wearing an off-the-shelf pair of reading glasses from Boots instead of the old heavyweight prismatics. Took a walk down to the Veterans Breakfast Club this morning without any glasses at all. Magic!



Eye, Eye, Capín!

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Old 2nd Sep 2018, 16:44
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Ordered a couple of items from the 4,150 mile southern river operation early Friday evening.
Everything worked fine computer wise with even a shipping notice from one Chinese supplier a little later but,
it seems the rest of the physical side of the company doesn't work weekends, which I find surprising given the stories of their push-push working conditions.
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Old 2nd Sep 2018, 18:50
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Down in the lower part of the US, one has observed US Postal Service trucks making home delivery on a Sunday.
Asked if this was a new policy, was informed it was the aforementioned river.
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Old 2nd Sep 2018, 21:18
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Today was recce-ing the bike route for the Woburn tri. 20k ride and then I did a 5k jog (some walking...)
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Old 3rd Sep 2018, 12:19
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Great to see/hear you back Drapes.
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Old 3rd Sep 2018, 13:20
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Welcome back, Mr Draper! You’ve been missed! Hope to hear more from you. I’d been wondering how the hounds are getting along.
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Old 3rd Sep 2018, 21:19
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A cheeky 15k MTB ride with a mate today. Good fun.
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Old 4th Sep 2018, 12:31
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Typhoon coming through.It's hot, windy and very humid. I'm down to grollies, a t-shirt and sweaty nadgers. I'm sure no-one wants to read this
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Old 4th Sep 2018, 16:03
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Take care there, ken ... we're hearing it's the strongest one in 25 years or so. Stay safe.
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