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Forum: Jet Blast
23rd May 2018, 08:09
Replies: 22
Views: 2,552
Posted By Smeagol

Knew a family that emigrated to South Africa from...

Knew a family that emigrated to South Africa from UK many years ago with the surname Nai (?). On their arrival, the immigration officer advised them to consider changing their name as it meant F**K...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th May 2018, 08:29
Replies: 10,715
Views: 1,372,828
Posted By Smeagol

Only the Beast from the East stopped our society...

Only the Beast from the East stopped our society (The Earlybirds) playing this winter, though on the Saturday when that weather was with us when the temperature was, with wind chill, -11C equivalent...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th May 2018, 13:18
Replies: 10,715
Views: 1,372,828
Posted By Smeagol

It was bloody chilly here in Norfolk (UK) when I...

It was bloody chilly here in Norfolk (UK) when I played golf this morning at 0700. Bit warmer now but in the office doing a bit of part time work to assist the pension in keeping me and Mrs S in the...
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Apr 2018, 20:28
Replies: 118
Views: 5,992
Posted By Smeagol

I rather think that the case you quote was a...

I rather think that the case you quote was a completely different scenario. That child had a brain tumour which was possibly treatable, which has proven to be so fortunately for all concerned. And...
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Apr 2018, 11:19
Replies: 24
Views: 1,781
Posted By Smeagol

I would be careful about replacing a 13 year old...

I would be careful about replacing a 13 year old boiler if it is working well and has no great history of failures. A new one will not be significantly more efficient, so no great fuel savings, but...
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Apr 2018, 11:03
Replies: 36
Views: 2,187
Posted By Smeagol

I would have asked to see the site supervisor,...

I would have asked to see the site supervisor, told him what you had seen and instructed him to take action. Advise him that any second violation of safety and good practice would be reported further...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Apr 2018, 17:37
Replies: 10,715
Views: 1,372,828
Posted By Smeagol

Software companies have employees they need to...

Software companies have employees they need to keep busy and so keep 'updating' their product. They usually call it improving but in most cases the users might argue about that.
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Apr 2018, 14:25
Replies: 16,378
Views: 3,282,484
Posted By Smeagol

I think it is a case of voting for the least...

I think it is a case of voting for the least worst. Just who do you vote for when they are all a bunch of numpties? If only there was a credible new party or even a box on the ballot paper that said...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Apr 2018, 09:54
Replies: 32
Views: 2,748
Posted By Smeagol

No straw man arguments yet !

No straw man arguments yet !
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Apr 2018, 13:53
Replies: 758
Views: 79,846
Posted By Smeagol

The zip merge is great in theory but why do the...

The zip merge is great in theory but why do the 'holier than thou' mob do it a couple of miles before the point of closure?
Use both lanes up to that point and then 'zip'. Most efficient use of the...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Apr 2018, 15:59
Replies: 16
Views: 1,632
Posted By Smeagol

Which is exactly what the EU and ardent...

Which is exactly what the EU and ardent supporters do and then the matter is closed.:ugh:
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Apr 2018, 11:49
Replies: 16,378
Views: 3,282,484
Posted By Smeagol

Well said ! The problem appears to be a...

Well said !

The problem appears to be a classic one almost unique to GB.

A law is created or rule to be followed (in this case the problem is of omission rather than creation but the principle...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Apr 2018, 15:46
Replies: 111
Views: 8,476
Posted By Smeagol

A week in to the games, but does anyone (in the...

A week in to the games, but does anyone (in the UK or elsewhere) admit to actually watching any of the BBC's almost wall-to-wall coverage?

The few times I have switched to the channel covering the...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Apr 2018, 14:04
Replies: 44
Views: 4,166
Posted By Smeagol

So if one is lucky enough to have a million Euros...

So if one is lucky enough to have a million Euros in said bank why not instruct them to open 10 new accounts and have just under the 100,000 in each.

Would work wouldn't it?:}:}
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Apr 2018, 13:47
Replies: 31
Views: 3,837
Posted By Smeagol

The collection arrangements for recyclables in...

The collection arrangements for recyclables in Cornwall are not very user friendly. No hard 'wheelie bin' for these items, just a collection of the 'woven plastic bags' (no idea of the correct...
4th Apr 2018, 12:57
Replies: 17,916
Views: 1,929,002
Posted By Smeagol

Ngurah Rai, Denpasar, Bali

Ngurah Rai, Denpasar, Bali
4th Apr 2018, 12:36
Replies: 17,916
Views: 1,929,002
Posted By Smeagol

Could it be Balikpapan?

Could it be Balikpapan?
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Apr 2018, 17:51
Replies: 10,715
Views: 1,372,828
Posted By Smeagol

Been at work today. Enticed back by a request...

Been at work today. Enticed back by a request from my last employer who had an urgent project and no-one to manage it. A couple of months at two or three days per week, times to largely suit myself,...
3rd Apr 2018, 14:07
Replies: 71
Views: 9,868
Posted By Smeagol

What a 'blast from the past' this thread is. ...

What a 'blast from the past' this thread is.

Was awarded a Special Flying Award in 1968 after attending OASC (did not know what it was when asked, "Would I like to be considered for a ..." at the...
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Mar 2018, 17:46
Replies: 74
Views: 6,503
Posted By Smeagol

Which could still be opened with intimidation or...

Which could still be opened with intimidation or threats of violence to family members etc.

so it's back to 'there is no such thing as a Safe'.
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Mar 2018, 17:30
Replies: 74
Views: 6,503
Posted By Smeagol

So your hidden agenda, Gertrude, is that there is...

So your hidden agenda, Gertrude, is that there is no such thing as a 'gun safe' and by extension there should be no guns.

I am sure that this would be a nice world but just a tad impractical.
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Mar 2018, 16:50
Replies: 74
Views: 6,503
Posted By Smeagol

What exactly is your point? It would seem...

What exactly is your point?

It would seem that your logic would mean that there is no point in storing anything, jewellery, money, other valuables, etc. in any locked container as it can obviously...
24th Mar 2018, 22:51
Replies: 64
Views: 11,190
Posted By Smeagol

Thumbs up Genghis' view gets my vote :ok::ok::ok: (and...

Genghis' view gets my vote :ok::ok::ok:

(and yes I also think I may be an engineer: BSc, CEng, FIMechE)
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Mar 2018, 17:35
Replies: 72
Views: 6,864
Posted By Smeagol

Best (i.e. least worst) I have found is called...

Best (i.e. least worst) I have found is called Bavaria, made in Holland but available in the UK in ASDA and probably other major supermarkets.

It is a 'lager' so not a proper beer it tastes better...
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Mar 2018, 22:56
Replies: 38
Views: 2,746
Posted By Smeagol

Tried to 'sign up' for the Government Gateway (to...

Tried to 'sign up' for the Government Gateway (to access HMRC to pay UK tax) whilst living in UAE some years ago. Had to give up as they had to send the password to me but would not accept a Post...
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