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Old 24th Jun 2016, 18:29
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Didn't a container full of plastic ducks fall off a ship somewhere? the oceanography chaps took advantage of the situation of a vast shoal of yellow plastic ducks floating about to map some ocean currants if I remember correctly.
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Old 24th Jun 2016, 20:08
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You are right Mr Draper.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friendly_Floatees

Oh, and re the ticker, get it done. Cardiac docs don't prescribe expensive stuff on a whim!

Had a lovely day here. Hard to believe that yesterday was carnage on the roads as the Blackwall Tunnel was closed as the A13 (on t'other side) resembled a canal rather than a road. So lots of people -- thinking they were the only ones to do this -- decided to head for the Woolwich Ferry. Result gridlock, with yours truly, indeed on an early shift, stuck in the middle.
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Old 24th Jun 2016, 22:25
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So the little dog has finally caught the motorbike - let's hope he can ride the bu**er now !
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Old 24th Jun 2016, 22:28
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Bees are so passť. Had to rescue a dragonfly from the kitchen window using the old tried'n'tested glass and postcard method.
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Old 25th Jun 2016, 01:33
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This is from approx 8 years ago so I hope that he has improved somewhat


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Old 25th Jun 2016, 07:51
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Morning peeps bright and sunny here,bit like meself up at em at 6.30, tea first of course then watch the news, the news media will never forgive us,feckem.
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Old 25th Jun 2016, 08:33
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Bright but not particularly sunny. Quite a bit of cloud about.

You're not wrong about the media people Mr D. The BBC
seem to be the worst of the lot this morning. Never mind, they'll
just have to get used to it.
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Old 25th Jun 2016, 13:01
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A downpour of monsoon proportions is underway here, roads flowing like a river,no funder and lightning as yet.
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Old 25th Jun 2016, 16:18
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It's raining, it's not, it's raining, it's not. Look out the back it's black, look out the front it's blue sky and sunshine. Pouring rain one minute, glorious sun and steaming roads the next. Typical June weather really but some fantastic skyscapes.
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Old 26th Jun 2016, 08:57
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Morning peeps,a fine sunny start here.
This is interesting a coal fired aircraft is possible,now I never knew that
Nazi Germany: The Lippisch P.13a Mach 2.6 range & fuelled by coal
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Old 26th Jun 2016, 10:13
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Good moaning.
Partly cloudy but a little ray of hope here and there.

That coal fired aircraft is interesting Mr D.
not sure I'd liked to have been the stoker though.
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Old 26th Jun 2016, 10:18
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Hmmm ... we do not appear to have heard from the laserman this last little while. One hopes he is okay and doing well over in the colonies.
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Old 26th Jun 2016, 10:23
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One hopes he is okay and doing well over in the colonies.
In TOP he is
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Old 26th Jun 2016, 12:11
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Many thanks, Wodders.
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Old 26th Jun 2016, 21:02
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there will be interesting times ahead
A Chinese saying was "May you not live in interesting times"

FSL all the best with the consultation tomorrow. And obviously warm wishes to all of those who have spent time, sampling the services of the NHS. Should I mention here Mr. Farages's statement about not increasing the funding to the NHS from the money saved from the EU?
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Old 26th Jun 2016, 22:37
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Aye Tony, hope it goes well.

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Old 26th Jun 2016, 22:43
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Nearly, my friend RiS

Normally, the saying goes - the old Chinese curse - 'May you live in interesting times'.
Except that it is not old, it is not Chinese, and it is not a curse.

I do recall though, back in the 1980s in a meeting in the midst of an industry crisis, a big boss in Aer Lingus saying 'they talk of the old curse "interesting times", well the times we are living in are positively exciting'.
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Old 26th Jun 2016, 23:37
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Well, that be it, it seems.

Just been banned on another JB thread for asking, most politely, a simple question. My crime was that I asked it three times, the first twice being deleted. It wasn't my idea to ask it again, another poster suggested that I did.

Time was, JB mods had a sense of humour and humanity. Now it seems at least one of them has an inflated self-regard and a contempt for those who don't share his opinions.

May see you on TOP, I shall see.
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Old 27th Jun 2016, 01:08
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Hmmm ... we do not appear to have heard from the laserman this last little while. One hopes he is okay and doing well over in the colonies.
Good day all. Not that well unfortunately. It has all been promises but nothing on paper. Doing my old boss's job but got no title and still on the UK books. Jumped up guy in positioning is telling me how to run the place, he is into graphs, targets, lists and reports every day. Doing mostly 12 hour days and had to go in yesterday and today.
They are saying that the hotel will stop end of July but still on UK wages. Have 3 suitcases to my name. Lots of people planning to leave end July as they were all given 2 months extra pay if they did. Moving mid July to new site. No upper management will give me an answer as to what I will do. They seem to think [email protected] are easy and anyone can do them. Not impressed at all.
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Old 27th Jun 2016, 02:35
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Nigel,
No losing face to Gaijin, no descisions unless by commitee, no commitee, no descision.....
Situation normal for management Japanese-style.
Domo arrigato goziamasu-ka.

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