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Old 10th Mar 2016, 02:01
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A tip that stops eggs cracking before placing them in boiling water. Take a pin and pierce the shell at the end with the air sack, the "big end" if that makes sense. This stops the pressure build up and subsequent shell fracture!
Sorry Parabellum, noticed that you said basically the same thing; however, one end is all I ever pierce. If you do have an egg that explodes in the water, a heavy dose of salt poured in the boiling water stops the white from coming out.
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Old 10th Mar 2016, 06:56
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It's not raining.
Overcast but not raining.

I popped out to the local black and orange DIY store yesterday and the roads
through the surrounding villages were a bit of a nightmare with large
stretches of deep water which had run off from the fields.

Breakfast first and then I shall be getting out the ladders and fixing the guttering down pipe which has come adrift.
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Old 10th Mar 2016, 07:16
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Good morning all. Possibly blue skies here later but hard to tell.

Boss phoned me last night. BIG shake up at company. We have been losing money since the new system was released and now on version 3. All 2's were returned and re-worked at a lot of expense. They haven't got a clue how to run a [email protected] company or design them. Our last product developed by the original company was one of the most successful, but they wanted something that they liked. It didn't work. Topcon positioning is really successful, so we will be re-locating across the bay to Livermore. Employees will be given an incentive to stay, (long commute for a lot). The VP of positioning will be our new boss, but he has no experience with medical [email protected] My boss says she won't be going. So fun all around, at least I will still have a job because there will be hardly any people going.
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Old 10th Mar 2016, 07:19
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Will this change your accommodation plans, [email protected]?
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Old 10th Mar 2016, 07:25
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Morning peeps,rain through the night awake at 4.30 again,up and tea made which was a comfort.
I have in my possession a soft boiled egg bursting prevention machine which looks like a egg cup with a spike sticking out the bottom that perforates the shell,sent to me by a lady prooner when one complained bitterly of bursting eggs in a post long ago,trouble is I keep forgetting about it.
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Old 10th Mar 2016, 08:22
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A tip for microwaving an egg..

Dont Do It
Its realy hard to clean off the inside of the microwave, and off the face of your Daughter if it survives the microwave....


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Old 10th Mar 2016, 08:22
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What on earth will they do IF your Visa application is turned down Nigel?
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Old 10th Mar 2016, 08:53
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Will this change your accommodation plans, [email protected]?
What on earth will they do IF your Visa application is turned down Nigel?
First , no it shouldn't more determined to get rid and put stuff in storage.

Second, they will be up a very long S**T creek with no paddle. If the boss leaves and maybe our tech I will be it, until we can train people. The new big boss says it won't be a problem as some of his guys are highly experienced. Board changers more like, and no knowledge or concept of medical [email protected] They swap the complete assy out and replace at positioning. No repairs at all.
Saying that I sent an email to HR and also phoned as I had some questions about the application. Now TMS New Jersey won't be in control of us maybe they aren't going ahead. I shall just go with the flow!
What can they do?? Sack me??

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Old 10th Mar 2016, 09:10
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Are any of our learned inhabitants able to tell me, or to find out, who designed Hampton Court Palace? All the sites I have looked at circle all around the issue and basically mention only who built what bits at various times and who owned or occupied at whatever stage of its development. Nowhere can I find mention of an architect or designer. Anyone??

Puzzled of Perth.
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Old 10th Mar 2016, 09:24
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I live about a mile from the palace so should know this but all I know is that Cardinal Thomas Wolsey built it in 1515. Got that from my 12 year old daughter who has recently done a school project on it

Its very nice though and we cycle along the river past it most weekends
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Old 10th Mar 2016, 09:42
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Puzzled of Perth

Reminds me of South Africa in the late 80's when things in the country were generally coming to a head.
There was a newly formed political party called the Progressive Federal Party.

Also known as Packing for Perth
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Old 10th Mar 2016, 09:44
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From Wiki:-
It had previously been a property of the Order of St John of Jerusalem.
Subsequently, it seems to be like Trigger's broom:- History
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Old 10th Mar 2016, 10:38
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I believe Wolsey handed it over to old Enery and his nasty missus the Boleyn woman it a attempt to save his pelt.
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Old 10th Mar 2016, 11:12
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Yup ... as I mentioned, all the sites can give me the history of the place, the owners etc. but not one is able to tell me who was responsible for the design and/architecture. It's for sure and certain it was never Wolsey although he may have been responsible for some of the ideas relating to one or two areas but that is a long, long way from his having the architectural knowledge to actually design it all.
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Old 10th Mar 2016, 11:20
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Have you tried this reference BD?

https://archive.org/stream/TheHistor...e/n53/mode/2up

Chapter 2 (page 19) in particular gives some details of the original building of Wolsey's palace and implies that Wolsey did most of the design himself. Law admits (page 25) that he cannot determine who was Wolsey's architect although a priest, Mr Williams, is mentioned on page 25 as being appointed surveyor of the works and responsible for fine detail.

Fascinating stuff and I wish had the time to read it all.

GG

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Old 10th Mar 2016, 11:26
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You also may want to get hold of a copy of:

S Thurley, Hampton Court: A Social and Architectural History (New Haven & London, 2003).
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Old 10th Mar 2016, 12:04
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Watched this documentary about the place a while back.
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Old 10th Mar 2016, 13:18
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Thanks guys ... some useful leads to follow up. Trabbies to the rescue again!!
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Old 10th Mar 2016, 15:18
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Nigel,
I sent you a PM without reading the thread first..!!!!!!!!!
"Board changers" seems to be the way things are these days, it's frustrating, especially if there are no new boards.
Keep in touch.
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Old 10th Mar 2016, 18:28
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Not many boards that have components that a human being could change now.
I certainly wouldn't like to put a soldering iron anywhere near a modern puter motherboard these days one time you could change a voltage regulator or cap,dont think even the board manufacturors bother individual component fault finding they just bin em and replace.
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