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by shane
Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 9314
Views: 424529

Re: Nothing In Particular

Mike H wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:33 pm
South Devon I presume? (As opposed to Tasmania)
Indeed.
by shane
Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 9314
Views: 424529

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Bright and clear this morning but with a haze over the sea, and absobloodylutely freezing!

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by shane
Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 9314
Views: 424529

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In my experience most men come out of the cubicle, run their hands under the tap for about two seconds and head for the drier. This means that any faecal bacteria they’ve picked up in the process will be distributed in the film of water on their hands and will then get blown all over the room. I’d p...
by shane
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
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Views: 424529

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I can’t help feeling that moving to Devon in 1963 May have been an unwise move.
by shane
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 9314
Views: 424529

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Just about to post a spiel about my late brother in law and the Harrier, but I thought I’d do a quick search to see if I’ve posted it before. Wouldn’t want to bore everyone again. Turns out that I did back in 2010, and immediately after is your first post, saying the same thing. What goes around com...
by shane
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 9314
Views: 424529

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jack wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:55 pm
I feel the same about the term "Engineer".

I trained for years, have a degree, did research and designed bits of the Harrier (and other stuff). However, I might as well be fixing toasters or washing machines...


In the US of A you’d be driving a train!

Which bits of the Harrier?
by shane
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 9314
Views: 424529

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That of course is the trouble with my job. Whilst I would love to have spent a happy half hour discussing such points, all he wanted to talk about was when his broadband was going to be mended. Lovely bloke though. Talking on the phone you’d have thought he was a lawyer.
by shane
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 9314
Views: 424529

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Another interesting customer on the phone yesterday. Really nice guy.

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by shane
Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 9314
Views: 424529

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That would be why it wouldn’t fit in the envelope. Had to send it by parcel post...
by shane
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 9314
Views: 424529

Re: Nothing In Particular

Whenever I pop one of those in the post, I spare a thought for the poor bloke who’s job it is to open it at the other end.
by shane
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: lathes
Replies: 29
Views: 2624

Re: lathes

Dave the bass wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:22 am
My toothbrush holesmanship skills are coming on nicely
Didn’t know you’d moved to Balham?
by shane
Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Falcon Heavy
Replies: 17
Views: 400

Re: Falcon Heavy

No, I’m just answering Andrew’s point about cleaning up our planet first by pointing out that he’s spending his own money, and so isn’t diverting funds away from other potentially beneficial projects. Of course you may think he should be made to use his money for specific ends such as defeating pove...
by shane
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: News
Topic: Falcon Heavy
Replies: 17
Views: 400

Re: Falcon Heavy

Let’s not forget that if the SpaceX project goes as planned, and so far it’s done pretty well, it’ll be a hugely profitable enterprise. Elon Musk my be a dreamer and a visionary, but he’s also a hard nosed business man. He’s made enough to be able to afford to take huge risks funding projects which ...
by shane
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Eggborough RIP
Replies: 30
Views: 597

Re: Eggborough RIP

If you’ve got it, flaunt it!
by shane
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: News
Topic: Eggborough RIP
Replies: 30
Views: 597

Re: Eggborough RIP

“Because of the historic high failure rate of maiden flights, the rocket will only carry a dummy payload, however. Mr Musk has decided this should be his old cherry-red Tesla sports car. A mannequin wearing a space suit will be strapped to the driving seat. The entrepreneur says David Bowie's classi...