Viewing entries posted in March 2011

RE: Ixion does Pendon?

Posted by Kevan <kevan-at-boitoult.com> on 31 March 2011 | 0 Comments

Chris: > > On 31 March 2011 10:29, Keith Bennett > wrote: > >> > >> http://www.gnsra.org.uk/gnsra_gallery_locomotives3.htm > > > > Is it only me who's waiting for Neil to post a YouTube link to a > Squeeze track now? > > Too obvious > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xT6rTmsn1Y > As was that, you could at least have found an example of the original Glenn Miller version! K

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Re: TT movie

Posted by andy pugh <bodgesoc-at-gmail.com> on 31 March 2011 | 0 Comments

On 31 March 2011 11:11, fizzy wrote: > I know some people were dismissive of their attempts at smelting iron, > but I actually liked the fact that they had a proper go at it without > the >Blue Peter here's one we made earlier>/bp> cop out and > demonstrated that it's actually bloody difficult to do, http://www.backyardmetalcasting.com/cupola01.html Also didn't do too well with a cupola. It might be that large size is important. atp "Torque wrenches are for the obedience of fools and the guidance of wise men"

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Re: My internet is down

Posted by Mark Fielder <mfielder-at-gmail.com> on 31 March 2011 | 0 Comments

I heard there was a cable break which affected the Slough 21CN node. Wonder if some pastry-encased meat unlockers were nicking copper? My PC came back online OK but Bev's PC was fixated on the BT Wholesale page until I restarted our router. Most odd. Mark. -- If I had a million pounds, I'd buy a submarine and fill it full of otters.

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RE: Router error question

Posted by Ian Ellison <ian-at-ianellison.org.uk> on 31 March 2011 | 0 Comments

>(And, against expectation, it seems that they still exist >http://www.doubletwo.co.uk/about-us/ ) Thanks Andy, I always wondered where te name came from. That's another tiny bit of the nagging doubt in my mind put to rest. :-)

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Re: don't buy Samsung?

Posted by Druid <fastdruid-at-gmail.com> on 31 March 2011 | 0 Comments

On 31 March 2011 09:01, mike newton wrote: > http://au.news.yahoo.com/tech-news/a/-/technology/9111113/samsung-in-privacy-scandal > > free spyware sir? > Samsung caught in spyware dramaYahoo!7 Followed by a debunk a short while later http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/03/31/samsung_keylogger_rumour_debunked/ Druid -- A mouse is a device used to point at the xterm you want to type in.

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Re: TT movie

Posted by fizzy <fizzyorange-at-gmail.com> on 31 March 2011 | 0 Comments

On 31 March 2011 10:28, andy pugh wrote: > On 30 March 2011 21:55, Paul_P wrote: > >> I must say, I'm still watching it and still enjoying it. > > I quite like it, partly because they seem a likeable pair of chaps. > > Also, with the exception of the bean-tin filling episode they have > made a pretty creditable attempt at everything they have tried so far. > I was especially impressed with Mavis's signwriting and Guy's pot > throwing. That makes a pleasant change from a medium that appears to > prefer to show semi-slapstick celebrity incompetence. > I know some people were dismissive of their attempts at smelting iron, but I actually liked the fact that they had a proper go at it without the here's one we made earlier cop out and demonstrated that it's actually bloody difficult to do, which actually brings home the scale of Abraham Darby's achievement. -- fizzy The Edge ... there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over. Dr Hunter S Thompson - Hell's Angels, 1965

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Re: don't buy Samsung?

Posted by Paul_P <paulpixion-at-googlemail.com> on 31 March 2011 | 0 Comments

On Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 9:01 AM, mike newton wrote: > http://au.news.yahoo.com/tech-news/a/-/technology/9111113/samsung-in-privacy-scandal Bugger, I'd better unplug the fridge/freezer right away. Paul

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Re: Schengen Visas, anyone know anything about them?

Posted by andy pugh <bodgesoc-at-gmail.com> on 31 March 2011 | 0 Comments

On 31 March 2011 09:25, Paul Coyne wrote: > Yes, but if she'd not lived in the uk her children would have issues Hence Boris Johnson has a Belgian daughter (neither he, his wife, or the daughter were born in the UK) -- atp "Torque wrenches are for the obedience of fools and the guidance of wise men"

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Re: Schengen Visas, anyone know anything about them?

Posted by fizzy <fizzyorange-at-gmail.com> on 31 March 2011 | 0 Comments

On 31 March 2011 22:47, Alan W. Frame wrote: > On 31 Mar 2011, at 11:06, andy pugh wrote: > >> On 31 March 2011 09:25, Paul Coyne wrote: >> >>> Yes, but if she'd not lived in the uk her children would have issues >> >> Hence Boris Johnson has a Belgian daughter (neither he, his wife, or >> the daughter were born in the UK) > > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_nationality_law > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jus_soli > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jus_sanguinis > > IIRC, the pathological case is a child born in a British Ship in US waters with Irish, Israeli, Chinese and German grandparents, with one Swiss and one French parent who both lived in Britain for the previous ten years.... > > Technically Barack Obama could be British, and the US could join the Commonwealth. > > rgds, Alan > -- > #chown -R us /your/*base* > Mark, our manic mechanic when we raced mopeds, had all sorts of problems WRT his nationality/passport as for some reason he was born aboard a Royal Navy ship anchored in the Grand Harbour in Valletta and some muppet didn't do the correct paperwork at the time. -- fizzy The Edge ... there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over. Dr Hunter S Thompson - Hell's Angels, 1965

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Re: TT movie

Posted by andy pugh <bodgesoc-at-gmail.com> on 31 March 2011 | 0 Comments

On 30 March 2011 21:55, Paul_P wrote: > I must say, I'm still watching it and still enjoying it. I quite like it, partly because they seem a likeable pair of chaps. Also, with the exception of the bean-tin filling episode they have made a pretty creditable attempt at everything they have tried so far. I was especially impressed with Mavis's signwriting and Guy's pot throwing. That makes a pleasant change from a medium that appears to prefer to show semi-slapstick celebrity incompetence. -- atp "Torque wrenches are for the obedience of fools and the guidance of wise men"

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