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by ExSp33db1rd
Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Politics & Controversial Topics
Topic: Jacinda
Replies: 11
Views: 74
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Re: Jacinda

I still think they would be better with a bloke.
But no obvious choice at the moment, bit like the US Democrats trying to choose a contender to battle Trump, but less options.
by ExSp33db1rd
Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV
Replies: 15330
Views: 224480
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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

And, how often do they chuck things in for free or round the total down? Just the opposite now. Our local Supermarket - OK, not hardware but same philosophy, i.e. all the local, corner, grocers shops have gone - who IMHO deliberately fail to upgrade the cashiers compuerised tills to reflect the "Sp...
by ExSp33db1rd
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV
Replies: 15330
Views: 224480
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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

We had a similar shop until about 6 years ago.
Sign of the times I'm afraid, all those shops are closing, and now one has to buy 50 screws, instead of 2, and packed in a large plastic box that only a passing 5 year old can open, from the local Mega Store.
by ExSp33db1rd
Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:02 am
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV
Replies: 15330
Views: 224480
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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

IMHO ......."There's nowt so queer as folk" - Old Yorkshire saying - so thank goodness we're all different, Race, Colour, Citizenship, Religion, Sex, Political affiliations etc. etc. and so are clearly going to have different opinions about what is Great and Glorious about this site compared to TOP,...
by ExSp33db1rd
Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV
Replies: 15330
Views: 224480
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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

I think I've already told the tale of being about to set off on an 8 hour motor bike trip, with toothache. ( me, not the bike ! ) My Aunt, a nurse, gave me a small bottle of whiskey and told me to take a nip,and swill it around the tooth every 30 minutes. It worked, and I didn't attract the attentio...
by ExSp33db1rd
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: Why are New Zealand white wines so good!
Replies: 73
Views: 745
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Re: Why are New Zealand white wines so good!

Yes, there are some -just- acceptable tasting non-alcoholic beers coming along, taken a long time. Best I've ever remembered was that West Aus., Perth, brewery ( name ? ) that produced one for sale in Saudi Arabia, but not seen it around for many a year. Had a bottle of non-alc. Bubbly recently, mad...
by ExSp33db1rd
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: Why are New Zealand white wines so good!
Replies: 73
Views: 745
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Re: Why are New Zealand white wines so good!

TV "thing" this evening about N.Z. alcohol free Sauvignon Blanc.

Got a mixed reception from the tasters, not all bad tho'
by ExSp33db1rd
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: Rant of the Day v2.
Replies: 3300
Views: 62011
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Re: Rant of the Day v2.

. .........without going home in between, I once woke up in a hotel room not knowing where I was, Not uncommon. Nor could I often remember my current room number, used to ask for the key to the room number of the previous hotel. Once arrived at a hotel during the wee small hours, and we were allocat...
by ExSp33db1rd
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: Why are New Zealand white wines so good!
Replies: 73
Views: 745
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Re: Why are New Zealand white wines so good!

.
........made wonder me where the term Pom came from in the first place?
IMHO ... wasn't it because the first British ( English ? ) deportees sent to Aus. wore clothing bearing the inscription P O M ( or maybe P.O.H.M. ? ) Prisoner Of His/Her ? Majesty.

Or is it just another urban myth ?
by ExSp33db1rd
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: Why are New Zealand white wines so good!
Replies: 73
Views: 745
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Re: Why are New Zealand white wines so good!

Why do you think so many of them Poms want to live in God's own land?"
Poms. True story. Baggage handler at Melbourne loaded all the bags labelled "POM" - destined for Port Moresby - on the BOAC flight to London.
by ExSp33db1rd
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: Trivia Question of the Day
Replies: 270
Views: 2620
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Re: Trivia Question of the Day

or ... a Lectern ?
by ExSp33db1rd
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: Space Related (& Freight) Ops
Topic: Apollo 8 - Navigation musings
Replies: 25
Views: 301
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Re: Apollo 8 - Navigation musings

.....navigation was by sextant! Hence the question posed to me by a young Aero Club student pilot. i.e. " What was a sextant ?" I subsequently gave a presentation entitled " Navigation before GPS " - and told them. One could weep. Moments of Clarity. "As I sat, strapped in my seat waiting during th...
by ExSp33db1rd
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: Politics & Controversial Topics
Topic: BREXIT - A Poll & Discussion
Replies: 5138
Views: 71322
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Re: BREXIT - A Poll & Discussion

..........it's just suckers like us who have to jump through hoops to move a few quid. Absolutely, and why have Barclaycard cancelled one of the very first examples of their credit card that I was given over 50+ years ago, just because I can't currently provide them with a UK address. They were hap...
by ExSp33db1rd
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:26 am
Forum: Computer Chatter
Topic: Chrome closing itself
Replies: 6
Views: 79
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Re: Chrome closing itself

No problem here - yet. Maybe 'cos we live upside down in NZ ?
by ExSp33db1rd
Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Politics & Controversial Topics
Topic: Climate Disruption.
Replies: 740
Views: 9939
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Re: Climate Disruption.

...none of the learned lot can agree...
Like everything else, ask 3 people and get 5 answers.
by ExSp33db1rd
Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: Why are New Zealand white wines so good!
Replies: 73
Views: 745
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Re: Why are New Zealand white wines so good!

Many NZ beers are comparable to British bitter beers, thankfully, not so the Australian ones, which follow the Lager palette and are like making love in a punt. ( Fxxxxxxx near water )

6 all ?
by ExSp33db1rd
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: Rant of the Day v2.
Replies: 3300
Views: 62011
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Re: Rant of the Day v2.

might even have to use the mobile phones for a week or two...
Shock ! Horror !
by ExSp33db1rd
Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: Self Loading Freight
Topic: Airports, Designed for Everyone but the Passenger
Replies: 31
Views: 818
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Re: Airports, Designed for Everyone but the Passenger

Reminds me of the time our roster was unexpectedly cancelled in New York, and we were told to pick up tickets at the airport for the flight home. On arrival at the airport the girl at the check-in desk said we couldn't travel because 'the system was down' and so she couldn't print our tickets. The F...
by ExSp33db1rd
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Agony Aunt
Topic: Is it 'Dear John and Mary' or 'Dear Mary and John'
Replies: 25
Views: 372
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Re: Is it 'Dear John and Mary' or 'Dear Mary and John'

I'm getting the hang of it ! I wouldn't be too bothered as a Politician, they meet millions as part of the game, but personal social connections ?
by ExSp33db1rd
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Agony Aunt
Topic: Is it 'Dear John and Mary' or 'Dear Mary and John'
Replies: 25
Views: 372
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Re: Is it 'Dear John and Mary' or 'Dear Mary and John'

My present problem, at public events and the like, is being addressed by a familiar face that obviously knows me, and whom I can recognise as having once known their name, but now for the life of me can't put a name to, and sometimes can't even remember the original contact occasion. How does one po...