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Forum: Jet Blast
13th Sep 2020, 14:12
Replies: 5,874
Views: 859,800
Posted By MadsDad

"Justice Secretary Robert Buckland has said that...

"Justice Secretary Robert Buckland has said that he will resign from the government if he sees international law being broken "in a way that I find unacceptable""

That's good, because if I always...
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Aug 2020, 16:54
Replies: 230
Views: 11,544
Posted By MadsDad

Asturias56, +1

Asturias56, +1
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Aug 2020, 20:00
Replies: 100
Views: 5,123
Posted By MadsDad

Thanks for the advice above. I'm trying to follow...

Thanks for the advice above. I'm trying to follow the advice and manual instructions but I have a feeling one of the buttons (at least) isn't working.
Thanks again for all your time and trouble.
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Aug 2020, 10:18
Replies: 100
Views: 5,123
Posted By MadsDad

I've got a Casio Waveceptor, years old now but I...

I've got a Casio Waveceptor, years old now but I like it and would want to keep it but it has got a problem (and someone here might have an answer to it).

What happened was some time back (year or...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Aug 2020, 15:38
Replies: 48
Views: 3,196
Posted By MadsDad

Yet another scam thread - council tax this time

Just had a scam e-mail (or, to be more exact, Madsmum has just had a scam e-mail) that we hadn't seen before, so as a warning.

Purports to be from Gov:.uk (not :) and is about our council tax...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Jul 2020, 18:22
Replies: 32
Views: 2,115
Posted By MadsDad

I must admit it is many (about 55) years since I...

I must admit it is many (about 55) years since I have drunk, or used as a cooking material, any form of cider.

I still remember the event that caused this ( a pre-Christmas party at college) and...
21st Jun 2020, 15:47
Replies: 18
Views: 3,071
Posted By MadsDad

I recall reading an article about hovercraft...

I recall reading an article about hovercraft which raised the subject of rules/licenses. The hovercraft Captain being interviewed was asked that very question and his his answer was that they needed...
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Jun 2020, 10:08
Replies: 84
Views: 4,924
Posted By MadsDad

I worked in Dunstable for a short while and had...

I worked in Dunstable for a short while and had cause to ask directions to various places. IOne set of directions that cropped up on several occasions was "you take the Tring road off the roundabouts...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Jun 2020, 10:07
Replies: 84
Views: 4,924
Posted By MadsDad

A question about the New Zealand 'number =...

A question about the New Zealand 'number = distance up the road' system. Some roads, not all but a reasonably high percentage, have two ends so in this case which end is classified as being the start...
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Jun 2020, 08:10
Replies: 2,980
Views: 115,098
Posted By MadsDad

A question. As I read the twitter included above...

A question. As I read the twitter included above (by Dr Dre) Trump is threatening to send in the army. But I recall being told that there are no circumstances when the army can be used in the...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Apr 2020, 16:30
Replies: 10,185
Views: 917,448
Posted By MadsDad

Just one question regarding the number of deaths...

Just one question regarding the number of deaths for 12/04/20 (737). There is still 6 hours of that date to run, so you are certain there will be no further deaths? (I hope so but am doubtful).
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Dec 2019, 15:14
Replies: 12
Views: 1,453
Posted By MadsDad

Was this service with a goodly amount of style or...

Was this service with a goodly amount of style or did the owner use it to get rid of some tins of fruit that had been lying round for some time?
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Oct 2019, 15:12
Replies: 77
Views: 9,223
Posted By MadsDad

Bolsover - 'Bo-ser'

Bolsover - 'Bo-ser'
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Jul 2019, 09:54
Replies: 113
Views: 14,010
Posted By MadsDad

It was originally 7 ft but was soon widened to 7...

It was originally 7 ft but was soon widened to 7 ft 1/4 inches, to allow for clearance problems. (Originally the Standard Gauge was 4 ft 8 inches but was widened to 4 ft 8 1/2 inches for similar...
Forum: Jet Blast
31st Jan 2019, 18:49
Replies: 24
Views: 3,701
Posted By MadsDad

Was told a while ago that the script 'tick' can...

Was told a while ago that the script 'tick' can be found because it will be exact centre of the tick box; Human tick will be somewhere outside centre. Don't know if it's true but sounds feasible.
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Dec 2018, 08:10
Replies: 12,413
Views: 1,765,864
Posted By MadsDad

That's todays train spotting done. (A4 - Union of...

That's todays train spotting done. (A4 - Union of South Africa). Only spectator as well, got it all to myself.

Still got the best sounding whistles on the tracks have the A4s.
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Oct 2018, 15:20
Replies: 32
Views: 2,080
Posted By MadsDad

If the hedge/bush/tree whatever is blocking a...

If the hedge/bush/tree whatever is blocking a public right of way (footpath/pavement) write to the local base-level (parish or town) council. They will check the com-plaint and, if justified, write...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Sep 2018, 11:35
Replies: 117
Views: 12,328
Posted By MadsDad

Had a new, to me, type of call yesterday (new to...

Had a new, to me, type of call yesterday (new to me anyway). Gentleman with a broad Cockney/London accent told me that the insurance on my washing machine was about to expire and did I want to extend...
24th Jun 2018, 14:34
Replies: 38
Views: 7,073
Posted By MadsDad

So, it's about 1 p.m. today and I'm sat in front...

So, it's about 1 p.m. today and I'm sat in front of my computer then, suddenly, there's a LOT of engine noise. So I dive out of the front door and look up and there's a Lancaster straight above me (I...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Apr 2018, 22:14
Replies: 38
Views: 3,297
Posted By MadsDad

Meadowrun. Got hire car, doesn't matter what....

Meadowrun. Got hire car, doesn't matter what. Currently in Newport Beach. Due to set off Monday north on Highway 1 to San Luis Ebispo (I heard 1 is blocked north of there), then onto 101, across the...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Apr 2018, 21:38
Replies: 38
Views: 3,297
Posted By MadsDad

Long time acumin

Visiting kids and family in the USA and we've been taken on a trip to the West Coast. Somewhere I've wanted to visit for over 50 years. Keep getting odd looks because of the size of the grin on my...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Feb 2018, 15:16
Replies: 156
Views: 15,585
Posted By MadsDad

I remember winter 62/63. Walking across Vicars...

I remember winter 62/63. Walking across Vicars Pond (100 yards wide, probably not sensible but what did we know about that). Not much snow, but I never had any problem getting to school (4 1/2 mile...
26th Feb 2018, 09:54
Replies: 40
Views: 19,930
Posted By MadsDad

Met him once, for a very brief conversation, when...

Met him once, for a very brief conversation, when as CAS he did the mass wings presentation at Valley (when the wings presentation changed from post-Hawk to post-Tucano).

Then I was surprised...
18th Feb 2018, 21:05
Replies: 51
Views: 26,833
Posted By MadsDad

A friend of mine, sadly no longer with us, told...

A friend of mine, sadly no longer with us, told me about some missions he flew in a Canberra sampling the atmosphere after a nuclear bomb test (presumably the 'sniffer' missions described above).
...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Feb 2018, 15:57
Replies: 12,413
Views: 1,765,864
Posted By MadsDad

Sounds a bit like the situation my dad had, when...

Sounds a bit like the situation my dad had, when getting central heating installed in his house* a good few years ago. The workmen didn't have a drill man enough for the job. His solution was to say...
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