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Forum: Jet Blast
31st Jan 2019, 18:49
Replies: 24
Views: 3,002
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: 10,062
Views: 1,097,446
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: 1,755
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: 10,714
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: 6,476
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: 2,845
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: 2,845
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: 157
Views: 13,193
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: 18,098
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: 25,241
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: 10,062
Views: 1,097,446
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...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Feb 2018, 14:35
Replies: 758
Views: 76,992
Posted By MadsDad

The people who insist on using full-beam...

The people who insist on using full-beam headlights in heavy (or medium, or even light) traffic on main roads.
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Dec 2017, 10:25
Replies: 56
Views: 22,520
Posted By MadsDad

Lass I worked with was a horse breeder in her...

Lass I worked with was a horse breeder in her spare time. While we were working together one of her horses had twin foals and both survived (Apparently an extremely rare event). To celebrate this she...
8th Dec 2017, 10:55
Replies: 14
Views: 2,257
Posted By MadsDad

My thanks also. Passed onto son (2 + years into...

My thanks also. Passed onto son (2 + years into accompanied tour).
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Oct 2017, 10:31
Replies: 284
Views: 23,420
Posted By MadsDad

Back in my rallying days any newbies who were...

Back in my rallying days any newbies who were starting to modify their cars were always told rhat the best order to do things in was:-

1. Safety (cage, belts etc.)
2. Brakes
3. Suspension
4....
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Sep 2017, 14:46
Replies: 26,914
Views: 2,433,575
Posted By MadsDad

Nem, I'm afraid to tell you you missed 'Arrogant'.

Nem, I'm afraid to tell you you missed 'Arrogant'.
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Aug 2017, 12:53
Replies: 95
Views: 8,466
Posted By MadsDad

And you can give somone a severe blast on your...

And you can give somone a severe blast on your windscreen washer!
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Aug 2017, 17:20
Replies: 10,062
Views: 1,097,446
Posted By MadsDad

Years ago MadsMum phoned the gas board to tell...

Years ago MadsMum phoned the gas board to tell them about a suspected leak in the road (track) at the side of the house. Sometime later the gas board rang back to say they couldn't find a leak. A bit...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Aug 2017, 11:27
Replies: 32
Views: 2,745
Posted By MadsDad

A couple of times when I've claimed against...

A couple of times when I've claimed against someone and insisted 'no fault' the insurance company has gone down the "doesn't matter whose fault it was, it's a claim and the bonus is no claims". In...
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Jul 2017, 14:21
Replies: 56
Views: 4,930
Posted By MadsDad

But to be fair Rod Laver was not a good actor and...

But to be fair Rod Laver was not a good actor and William Hartnell's backhand was very poor...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Jul 2017, 10:25
Replies: 10,062
Views: 1,097,446
Posted By MadsDad

One question I would add is why is there a...

One question I would add is why is there a (small) person shown on the right-hand side of the picture who appears to be preparing to shoot the bloke with the shovel in the back?
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Jul 2017, 17:07
Replies: 1,077
Views: 117,448
Posted By MadsDad

MM. Last year I was driven from Las Vegas to Palm...

MM. Last year I was driven from Las Vegas to Palm Springs by T'Lad, in his Tesla.

Some way into the journey I recall looking at the display in the Tesla and being a little nervous when it showed...
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Jul 2017, 09:18
Replies: 47
Views: 4,542
Posted By MadsDad

Bob, apparently the Grauniad is switching to...

Bob, apparently the Grauniad is switching to tabloid format sometime next year (the news and sports bits are already smaller than Broadsheet, being Berliner, and the lifestyle bit is tabloid already).
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Jun 2017, 08:58
Replies: 57
Views: 5,741
Posted By MadsDad

I seem to recall, many years ago, a car rental...

I seem to recall, many years ago, a car rental outfit in the USA that went by the name of "Renta Wreck". Hired out older cars very cheaply. Do they still exist?
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Jun 2017, 16:41
Replies: 19
Views: 2,805
Posted By MadsDad

And somewhere, 50 or 60 or a couple of hundred...

And somewhere, 50 or 60 or a couple of hundred light-years from here, there is an alien race asking 'who, what, where You sure about that?'.
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