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Old 11th Jun 2019, 11:45
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Was it flying a DME arc?
That is very good.
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Old 13th Jun 2019, 22:45
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Good hevvings! Page 2 indeed. Pumps on.
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Old 15th Jun 2019, 14:41
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Oh yes I thought: use the power planer.
The wood decided to split along the grain.
Project shed hook is now: temporarily halted.

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Old 16th Jun 2019, 01:03
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Ah, nice night in the pub catching up with an ex-neighbour, despite the sadness of a serious near-family illness for him... Walked 2 miles back and have been admiring 4 of Jupiter's moons and Saturn's rings through my modest 'scope. Journey of the Sorcerer just popped up on MP3 shuffle... might go to bed soon. Another look at those moons and rings and probably our own satellite first though.
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Old 16th Jun 2019, 11:29
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1st October this year is the seventieth anniversary of the founding of the Peoples Republic of China. Seventy is an important number in Chinese tradition so the Shanghai Municipal Government have taken steps to ensure that the occasion is celebrated with due solemnity.

They have closed all the bars until October.

Now if you want to go out for a drink one has to go to a hotel or a restaurant.
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Old 16th Jun 2019, 15:05
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Enduring superstitions - the hallmark of an advanced society.
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Old 17th Jun 2019, 08:13
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Now if you want to go out for a drink one has to go to a hotel or a restaurant.
Guessing here but are these hotels and restaurants usually owned by politicians and local dignitaries?
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Old 17th Jun 2019, 11:04
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It's not unusual. When there is a major international conference or something like that they often close the bars for the duration.

Some of the bars are not that squeaky clean so it stops the city's dirty washing being displayed internationally.
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Old 18th Jun 2019, 21:57
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My local press is S London is warning of floods, lightning, funnel clouds, tornadoes, frogs, toads and locusts tonight. OK, I made the last three up... As I have leaky bathroom roof I've put additional buckets handy...

Lot of activity off Brighton right now, ORAC must be getting a good show.

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Old 18th Jun 2019, 22:01
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Yep! Hatten down the batches. It's really kicking off here in Hastings, thick pink lightning bolts air to ground/sea. Should be a good show but going to unplug the tv & pc just in case.

https://www.lightningmaps.org/blitzo...p&bo_showmap=6

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Old 19th Jun 2019, 02:54
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Why do people on those YouTube `How To' videos feel the need to talk incessantly?
All I want to be shown is the correct guitar playing technique - not a ten minute exposition of you rambling to camera!
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Old 19th Jun 2019, 08:30
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Forty years ago this week my oppo and me had a run ashore in Mombasa. He crossed the bar last Monday aged 58. Calm seas and a safe harbour winger.
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Old 19th Jun 2019, 11:48
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Sad days. Friend of mine died last month, that I'd know for 55 years, we met at school. He was my best man when I got married as I was his when he got married, a fortnight later
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Old 19th Jun 2019, 12:26
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Originally Posted by hiflymk3 View Post
Yep! Hatten down the batches. It's really kicking off here in Hastings, thick pink lightning bolts air to ground/sea. Should be a good show but going to unplug the tv & pc just in case.
Hope you are in one piece! That looked quite a spectacle, particularly in Eastbourne.

Heard the odd rumble of thunder here and saw a few flashes over the eastern horizon. Not even much rain but the warning remains in force until 9pm.
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Old 19th Jun 2019, 13:25
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Originally Posted by treadigraph View Post
Hope you are in one piece! That looked quite a spectacle, particularly in Eastbourne.

Heard the odd rumble of thunder here and saw a few flashes over the eastern horizon. Not even much rain but the warning remains in force until 9pm.
All in one piece here thanks. Pretty spectacular show for where we live up a hill, 180 degree view over the channel and can see Eastbourne from here, seems they got the brunt of it.
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Old 19th Jun 2019, 17:28
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Seems to be a bit of a theme here.....a very close friend of 43 years took an unexpected hangar flight last week.....the rain wasn't the only source of moisture that day ..he had a remarkable memory for past names and faces in the GSA......which came in useful you might say.


Meanwhile, pigeons isn't noted for being the most intelligent bird. however, this one was clearly more advanced than the "well'ard me ! ," but clinically brain dead, "enforcement officer ".............

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-48692073
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Old 19th Jun 2019, 18:22
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Elon Musk has hinted that Tesla will make a pickup truck in the future. That's not quick enough for one lady, so she and a bunch of friends made their own and called it Truckla. The resulting vehicle is more like an Aussie Ute than an American Pickup, but it still looks great.

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Old 19th Jun 2019, 20:13
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Busy tour. Glad to be home.
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Old 20th Jun 2019, 16:27
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Originally Posted by Krystal n chips View Post
Seems to be a bit of a theme here.....a very close friend of 43 years took an unexpected hangar flight last week.....the rain wasn't the only source of moisture that day ..he had a remarkable memory for past names and faces in the GSA......which came in useful you might say.


Meanwhile, pigeons isn't noted for being the most intelligent bird. however, this one was clearly more advanced than the "well'ard me ! ," but clinically brain dead, "enforcement officer ".............

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-48692073
I think that is a tad unfair on the enforcement officer. She could have found herself facing a court should she have chosen to go down that route. And the penalty under the Act can be as high as 2,500! He was doing his job and he may have found himself in a quandary. Possibly, he was thinking "This is going to be a bit hard on the old girl but, on the other hand, it is being filmed by myself and Mr/Mrs Innocent Bystander." If his terms of employment say he has no latitude and must issue a ticket, then I wonder if the old dear would have supported him and any family when he was fired for not obeying the company's rules? Anyway, feeding the birdies might seem cute; trying to get the pigeon crap off your car is not! And, if there are multiple signs around the town asking people not to feed the birds what is the old lady's argument then? It is only the same as people allowing their dogs to foul hither and thither.
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Old 20th Jun 2019, 17:33
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I think that is a tad unfair on the enforcement officer. She could have found herself facing a court should she have chosen to go down that route. And the penalty under the Act can be as high as 2,500! He was doing his job and he may have found himself in a quandary. Possibly, he was thinking "This is going to be a bit hard on the old girl but, on the other hand, it is being filmed by myself and Mr/Mrs Innocent Bystander." If his terms of employment say he has no latitude and must issue a ticket, then I wonder if the old dear would have supported him and any family when he was fired for not obeying the company's rules? Anyway, feeding the birdies might seem cute; trying to get the pigeon crap off your car is not! And, if there are multiple signs around the town asking people not to feed the birds what is the old lady's argument then? It is only the same as people allowing their dogs to foul hither and thither.
A noble thought Kelvin, I grant you, but, flawed if past experience is anything to go by.

Witnessed the sudden pounce and gotcha ! ( thanks for the bonus ! ) outside the Adelphi in Liverpool on day. The timing was perfect, wait until after breakfast, people are waiting for a coach, having a last cigarette and, due the shortage of, and full, bins, there's only the floor left..not very social minded I know, but, the whole area was strewn with cigarette ends. . However, it was the demographic they targeted...the elderly not some young Liverpudlian who wasn't going to be intimidated with their black uniforms and boots ....these were happily strolling past....unaffected ..can't think why. A bit of research showed their MO to be a standard targeting practice...denied of course, along the with bonus they get..denied again...alas, a documentary blew these excuses out of the water when they showed the training on camera !

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