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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

#18521 Post by Groundgripper » Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:45 am

Hi Fliegs, nice to see you again. :-h

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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

#18522 Post by admin » Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:56 am

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Thank you RIS!, I'm actually Fliegenmong, but could not figure out how to log back in as that, and the 'contact administrator' page was not activated....I hope I am welcome back! :)
Just looked at the User Error log, and I suspect you had a problem with your keyboard.
You seem to have been trying to log on as "Flie genmong" with the embedded space.

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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

#18523 Post by EA01 » Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:57 am

Wow! very impressive indeed!....I taught a young kid to fly model gliders once, back in the 1980's, a cox 0.49 engine mounted to a pod on top from maybe 5/7 mins run time to altitude and then after the fuel was out, it's a (dirty) sailplane, heaps of fun though.

That young kid went on to fly model helicopters in a similar fashion to the video. I occasionally muck about with a small drone sometimes, it was a gift.

I must dust off the big trainer in the shed and go fly in the polo fields Friday...

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#18524 Post by EA01 » Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:58 am

Thanks Ground gripper!, and thanks Alison...I think i tried to re register as that and then that didn't seem to work, anyways, pleased to be back, thank you for having me! :)

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#18525 Post by OFSO » Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:09 am

No, much looking at flats but nothing suitable. Too small or too many stairs or too much work needed. Stashed some of the cash from sale in P. Bonds as no interest elsewhere. One in a zillion chances we might win enough to buy a decent place. Now back to Euroland for five months and 29 days.

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#18526 Post by Pontius Navigator » Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:36 am

OFSO, man after my own . . . Started to invest in some trusts still offering a good dividend, a small cash float and the rest in PBs. The savings account is giving £1.50/£1,000 compounded. With this bank we used to get that monthly on the current account.

I bet most of the people working there do not know the current account used to give interest!

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#18527 Post by EA01 » Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:43 am

Following on from 4mastacker's video of the Heli....from way back when Jnr Fliegs and I used to fly models together...here is 'belly cam' footage from a twin ducted fan 'Airbus'...



That used to be an actual airfield where the lakes are and the 'Runway' was part of or near to the Surfers Paradise International raceway...f^%king council ripped it up and put grass there....it must have been the most magnificent model airplane 'runway' in the country!

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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

#18528 Post by Wodrick » Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:31 am

Morning all,
same as over the lake but 25 with a guess of 32.
At close yesterday it was 33.

The A/C man cometh to service and see if that clears the faults, both units do the same faults heating or cooling.

The robbers have had a field day with the Bank Account.
Car Tax, one third Credit Card, Alarm rent, House insurance but in compensation SM's tax rebate went in, 1.35€

Pittance the lowest it has been all year with the rate yesterday.

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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

#18529 Post by OFSO » Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:33 am

Location: mentioning the obvious fact that as Mrs OFSO has the sponduliks and not me, she therefore has the casting vote..... Anywhere on the Upper Thames within or just outside Zone 6. So Sunbury, Walton, Shepperton, near three branches of her family. If it were up to me it would be the other end, Wapping or Rotherhide, from where my forebears took to the water.

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#18530 Post by Pontius Navigator » Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:33 pm

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#18531 Post by Pontius Navigator » Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:35 pm

Odd, I tried to reply to OFSO and keep getting a 403 Forbidden error message

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#18532 Post by Pontius Navigator » Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:36 pm

I read that more townies have discovered the delights of the shires and working from home. Maybe something that doesn't count as the sticks might come up.

I deleted the OFSO quote and it worked.

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#18533 Post by G-CPTN » Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:14 pm

OFSO wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:33 am
sponduliks
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spondulix ... 20variant.

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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

#18534 Post by Woody » Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:14 pm

Perhaps Mrs OFSO should spend her sponduliks in the boondocks :D
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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

#18535 Post by G-CPTN » Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:29 pm

What is in the meaning of a word?
As a young child, the word Woodbine Terrace was the name of a street close to where I lived.
As I got older I became aware of a brand of cheap cigarettes with that name.
Today I passed a house called Woodbine Cottage - obviously not named after the cigarettes - it transpires that it is an alternative name for honeysuckle.

What words have had diverse meaning for you as you grew older?

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#18536 Post by Pontius Navigator » Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:20 pm

An idle thought, football thread, covid bollox or what?

What is the point of sport without spectators (or with come to that) and where does the money come from to pay the ones with golden bollocks and Lamborginies?

No gate receipts, no point in advertising as no one to see them. Only so many games on TV.

Same with F1.

My favourite non - spectator sport was test cricket, listening to Brian Johnson on Radio 4 longwave as we motored up from the South of France.

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#18537 Post by 1DC » Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:50 pm

Took a week off work once to paint my house, had a transistor radio hung on the ladder and listened to John Arlott commenting on England versus Australia whilst i did it. Bliss..

One of Mrs 1DC's mates came around for a cup of tea this afternoon, she is as deaf as a post and Mrs 1DC is on the way.Even with me battened down in my study i could still hear everything said. I wasn't mentioned though.
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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

#18538 Post by fin » Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:11 pm

G-CPTN wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:29 pm
What is in the meaning of a word?
As a young child, the word Woodbine Terrace was the name of a street close to where I lived.
As I got older I became aware of a brand of cheap cigarettes with that name.
Today I passed a house called Woodbine Cottage - obviously not named after the cigarettes - it transpires that it is an alternative name for honeysuckle.

What words have had diverse meaning for you as you grew older?
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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

#18539 Post by EA01 » Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:31 pm

In the meaning of a word G-CPTN?....This Gentleman (below) is on the ABC radio every Thursday afternoon at 13:30, I never miss it....fascinating stuff he knows about language!

https://www.facebook.com/rolysussex/

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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

#18540 Post by G-CPTN » Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:06 pm

G-CPTN wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:29 pm
What words have had diverse meaning for you as you grew older?
What I was looking for was different personal associations that evolved through your life.
For example, a particularly objectionable child at infant school had the same christian name as the girl that I married (many years later).
My interpretation of that name had to be changed.

In my first example, the word Woodbine started out as an inert name of a street, changed to a cheap cigarette and then morphed into an attractive woodland plant which is often domesticated. The true meaning never changed, just my perception of it,

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