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by llondel
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV
Replies: 16262
Views: 238854

Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

To lighten the general gloom...

PUPPIES!

Due early May.
by llondel
Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:13 am
Forum: Politics & Controversial Topics
Topic: The US Hamster Wheel
Replies: 6460
Views: 85135

Re: The US Hamster Wheel

Reports Captain Crozier has tested positive for Coronavirus. Seems his correspondence was getting personal. Perhaps they wouldn't let him off the boat as well. They should have leaked that at the time his removal was announced, then implied that he was being relieved because he was infected. Might ...
by llondel
Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV
Replies: 16262
Views: 238854

Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

Big dogs have nothing to prove, they can just stand there. When she first arrived in the US, our oldest would ignore all the little yappy chihuahuas (of which there were probably a dozen on the street) as they ran out into their fenced front gardens and squeaked at her as we walked by, but the few t...
by llondel
Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: Airline Rumours, Gossip and Chat
Topic: Social Distancing, American Airlines style
Replies: 7
Views: 105

Re: Social Distancing, American Airlines style

I vaguely remember travelling on a flight where we were free to move around once the seatbelt sign went off but the front rows were off limits. I don't remember there being posh seats up front, either.
by llondel
Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: Trivia Question of the Day
Replies: 614
Views: 6165

Re: Trivia Question of the Day

Yes, 40 poles to the furlong, 4 to the chain, or 5.5 yards (5.03m) for a more familiar measurement.

It may disappear soon, or be moved elsewhere, but http://www.gwydir.demon.co.uk/jo/units/ is a fascinating trip through weird and wonderful measurements, ideal for trivia questions.
by llondel
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: Trivia Question of the Day
Replies: 614
Views: 6165

Re: Trivia Question of the Day

How long is one rod, pole or perch, either in metric or some other suitably arcane imperial measurement?
by llondel
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Airline Rumours, Gossip and Chat
Topic: Social Distancing, American Airlines style
Replies: 7
Views: 105

Re: Social Distancing, American Airlines style

Saves on cleaning, if you only have three rows occupied then it's less work for the crew after the flight.
by llondel
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV
Replies: 16262
Views: 238854

Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

Leos are generally very good with small dogs. Not sure if I've posted pictures of Kepler with a dachshund from last year. Some small dogs do prefer to stay well clear, I guess they're more intimidated.
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by llondel
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: The Smokin' Hot Where On Earth Thread Mk III
Replies: 5527
Views: 64561

Re: The Smokin' Hot Where On Earth Thread Mk III

Damn, a few minutes too late.

I was going by the big Flybe banner as one of the routes they used to fly.
by llondel
Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: Friday Jokes
Replies: 4939
Views: 142037

Re: Friday Jokes

There was a tale of some chap who survived both.
by llondel
Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV
Replies: 16262
Views: 238854

Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

Reading that, I feel greatly blessed by my two Alsatian guard dogs. Yes, they do *sh*t*, but that's OK. Shovelling that up and dumping it in the burn is a routine morning chore which I don't event think about. Vet bills are minimal. If one of the dogs needs serious medical treatment, it'll get a ja...
by llondel
Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Politics & Controversial Topics
Topic: The US Hamster Wheel
Replies: 6460
Views: 85135

Re: The US Hamster Wheel

I wonder what efforts he had made, via conventional routes. Maybe he 'went public' in desperation after his earlier efforts achieved nowt. This is my assumption too, he was getting no response through official channels and may even have been told to shut up about it, so he went public because he th...
by llondel
Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Politics & Controversial Topics
Topic: Coronabollocks..
Replies: 761
Views: 8146

Re: Coronabollocks..

Sorry to see that Lord Bath has died due to the Coronavirus. I'm sorry to hear that. I had dinner with him once. He was great fun. Surprisingly intelligent for an aristocrat. I never met him but I did meet his father. Way back when, there used to be a big amateur radio rally on the grounds of Longl...
by llondel
Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: Trivia Question of the Day
Replies: 614
Views: 6165

Re: Trivia Question of the Day

Correct Ian!, and I'm ashaned to say i got neither....but my somewhat 'blonde' Son did!! However I did for some unknown reason did get TOGO & (Lome) ! ...... How I cannot tell! I just got Google Earth up and eyeball scanned the countries, paused on the 4 letter ones and check the capitals. Chad fai...
by llondel
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Airline Rumours, Gossip and Chat
Topic: Have you switched it off and on again?
Replies: 31
Views: 237

Re: Have you switched it off and on again?

We used to try to work on the principle that all memory should be statically allocated, so no malloc or free, to avoid exactly this sort of problem.
by llondel
Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Airline Rumours, Gossip and Chat
Topic: Have you switched it off and on again?
Replies: 31
Views: 237

Have you switched it off and on again?

Anyone heard more about this? I did check the date on the article and it's definitely dated 2nd April. https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/04/02/boeing_787_power_cycle_51_days_stale_data/ The US Federal Aviation Administration has ordered Boeing 787 operators to switch their aircraft off and on every...
by llondel
Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Politics & Controversial Topics
Topic: Coronabollocks..
Replies: 761
Views: 8146

Re: Coronabollocks..

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If you see a floating bin then clearly the lockdown is getting to you. The bin is firmly on the ground and there's a wet patch in front of it.
by llondel
Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: Covid - 19: How is it affecting you?
Replies: 709
Views: 8167

Re: Covid - 19: How is it affecting you?

One thing springs to mind with the "number of deaths is the same last year" headline - what caused those deaths last year? If there were a significant number of road fatalities included then those have effectively been removed from this year's stats because traffic is much reduced. You can't just go...
by llondel
Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: Friday Jokes
Replies: 4939
Views: 142037

Re: Friday Jokes

I cycled over to the shop to get an extra bottle of wine for the lockdown.

After I bought it I put it in my bag and thought, what if I fall off my bike and break it ??
So I opened it and drank it outside the shop.

Good job really as I fell off my bike 7 times on the way home
by llondel
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV
Replies: 16262
Views: 238854

Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

Morning all, a brief rain shower earlier before it dried up. I suspect we may get a bit more later though. Had to go get some dog food, so we took the little dog along for a change of scenery and to weigh her. She's up to 117lb now, so I guess she's moving from her skinny puppy frame to an adult dog...