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    Sticky: Afternoon denizens :wave: "Mostly cloudy" out,...

    Afternoon denizens :wave:

    "Mostly cloudy" out, it seems; but dry and, if anything, a little too warm :)
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    Sticky: That's walking on the lunar surface. They landed...

    That's walking on the lunar surface. They landed several hours before. They're out now though :)

    Tonight's movie premiere was Django Unchained (2012), which was pretty good in a...
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    Sticky: Very nice, as always :tongue And I made it...

    Very nice, as always :tongue

    And I made it back in time to follow along with the descent to the lunar surface, whereon the Eagle has landed; while, back on Earth, a bunch of NASA bods are trying...
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    Sticky: In the Chinese :)

    In the Chinese :)
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    Sticky: The Lunar Module has just separated from the...

    The Lunar Module has just separated from the Command Module over on Apollo 11 in Real Time if you want something exciting happening exactly 50 years ago :)
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    Sticky: "Roberts may have popularized the use of the...

    "Roberts may have popularized the use of the phrase 'A-OK'" :yay:
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    Sticky: Bedding wash is on :tumble: I'm working my way...

    Bedding wash is on :tumble:

    I'm working my way through an ebook about configuring Django projects for deployment and so on. I suspect I'll already know a lot of stuff in it, or have developed my...
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    Sticky: Hot dog for lunch, just for a change :tongue

    Hot dog for lunch, just for a change :tongue
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    Sticky: It sometimes looks that way :frown

    It sometimes looks that way :frown
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Grey day here again....

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Grey day here again. Dry though, at lest for now:ind
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    Sticky: Tonight's major motion picture was Annihilation...

    Tonight's major motion picture was Annihilation (2018), in which a mysterious, shimmering zone appears on Earth; conveniently, in the USA, rather than somewhere like Tunguska or the middle of...
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    Sticky: Back to raining again :rolleyes: More...

    Back to raining again :rolleyes:

    More importantly, my chicken casserole turned out exceptionally nice :tongue

    I've never been that big on adding garlic to things but I've started using it...
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    Sticky: Been raining steadily for two or three hours, but...

    Been raining steadily for two or three hours, but it's easing off now.

    And my chicken casserole, still cooking, smells very nice indeed :D
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    Sticky: Funnily enough, Waitrose announced yesterday or...

    Funnily enough, Waitrose announced yesterday or the day before that they're closing their nearest store. The one that used to be nearest was closed last month :ohwell

    That isn't counting the ones...
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    Sticky: There's a Greggs a couple of hundred yards up the...

    There's a Greggs a couple of hundred yards up the road, so probably not. The Co-op (quite a large one) down the road across from the Chinese is the next closest supermarket; I think that's only open...
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    Sticky: Oh FFS! Sainsbury's are closing the Local store...

    Oh FFS! Sainsbury's are closing the Local store over the road in the autumn :tantrum:

    Not sure how they're failing to make money as it's always pretty busy :confused:
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    Sticky: Via J. Michael Straczynski (creator of Babylon 5)...

    Via J. Michael Straczynski (creator of Babylon 5) on Twitter, I came across this training document on radio procedure for the British police.

    There's a whole section up front on "Expressions of...
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    Sticky: Which turned out to be chicken and barley soup...

    Which turned out to be chicken and barley soup with wholemeal toast :tongue

    The rain's holding off for now here, but it's still very grey with an aura of dampness :ind
  19. Thread: Moon Landings

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    Interview with Margaret Hamilton, the woman in...

    Interview with Margaret Hamilton, the woman in charge of the Apollo software: Margaret Hamilton: ‘They worried that the men might rebel. They didn’t’ | Technology | The Guardian
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    Sticky: Back from the shops :) Or shop, as I only went...

    Back from the shops :)

    Or shop, as I only went to Sainsbury's. Skipped M&S as anything I might "need" from there I already have, and I'd just have ended up buying stuff I don't really need at all...
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    Sticky: Off to the shops :wave:

    Off to the shops :wave:
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    Sticky: The cameras have mains power adapters, and I'm...

    The cameras have mains power adapters, and I'm not sure I want to run an extension lead in there :ohwell



    One is slightly bigger, but there's not much in it. Though of course it may seem quite...
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    Sticky: I reckon the rain's holding off until I go to do...

    I reckon the rain's holding off until I go to do the shopping, some time in the next hour or so :rolleyes:
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Rainy out, though it's...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Rainy out, though it's in hiatus at the moment. Temperature staying down at an acceptable 16°C at the moment, which has allowed it to get down to around 22°C in here :)
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    Sticky: That's the final episode of S3 of...

    That's the final episode of S3 of Spiral/Engrenages watched. As predicted, everything went badly for almost everyone; even the ones who came out of it alive were probably irreparably damaged by their...
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    Sticky: The recycling bin has been trundled forth. In...

    The recycling bin has been trundled forth. In fact, I took my stuff down and trundled it before dinner, as I've forgotten twice in the last three weeks so I figured I'd do it while I remembered and...
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    Sticky: Spag bol, the spag being wholemeal, for tea. Very...

    Spag bol, the spag being wholemeal, for tea. Very tasty, and coming with a healthy dose of gustatory rhinitis due to the zinginess of some of the spices used :tongue
  28. Thread: Web scraping

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    Yes - that was in PHP rather than Python, though...

    Yes - that was in PHP rather than Python, though :bang:
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    Sticky: All gone very Simpsonesque out there now :) ...

    All gone very Simpsonesque out there now :)

    Rain tomorrow though; maybe that'll cool things down a bit ahead of next week's heatwave.
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    Sticky: There's several bits of fluff. Would one of those...

    There's several bits of fluff. Would one of those be it? :confused:
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    Sticky: Made a nice pot of tea :) And it seemed only...

    Made a nice pot of tea :)

    And it seemed only right to have a toasted teacake, slathered in butter, to go with it :tongue
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    Sticky: No, they aren’t vibrating. They completely ignore...

    No, they aren’t vibrating. They completely ignore me :rolleyes:
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    Sticky: Meanwhile in the bathroom, two long-legged...

    Meanwhile in the bathroom, two long-legged spiders are either skirmishing for control of a web, or engaging in courtship; though I believe those two things are pretty much the same in spiders.
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    Sticky: Found my lost Nectar card on the floor behind my...

    Found my lost Nectar card on the floor behind my desk chair :eyes

    Still have to wait for the new one to arrive as they change the number if you report it lost. Suppose I should check the post and...
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    Sticky: As foretold, wholemeal roast beef bap for lunch...

    As foretold, wholemeal roast beef bap for lunch :tongue
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    Sticky: Greetings! :wave:

    Greetings! :wave:
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    Sticky: Popped into the kitchen to get a bap out to...

    Popped into the kitchen to get a bap out to defrost for lunch. Ended up slicing and freezing most of the remains of the roast beef from the other night (the rest will go in the bap), tidying bits of...
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Grey start out there...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Grey start out there :grey

    The rain seems to have passed us by, though :ohwell
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    Sticky: Penultimate episode watched, and things finally...

    Penultimate episode watched, and things finally seem to be heading towards a conclusion rather than just piling misery upon misery. No doubt it will all end badly for everyone :)

    Goodnight all...
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    Sticky: Finished reading The Big Short, so I suppose I'd...

    Finished reading The Big Short, so I suppose I'd better get on with Spiral/Engrenages if I want to get S3 done and dusted this week :rolleyes:
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    Sticky: :yay: No such joy here; apparently we might...

    :yay:

    No such joy here; apparently we might get a shower or two first thing in the morning, if we're lucky :ohwell
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    Sticky: Chicken in red wine sauce (out of the freezer...

    Chicken in red wine sauce (out of the freezer from the other week) with chips and peas for tea; very tasty :tongue
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    Sticky: People who grew up with everything silicon are...

    People who grew up with everything silicon are always amazed by the idea of knitted memory. I don't know why; you only have to look at a Fair Isle or Arran jumper to see that there's a lot of...
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    Sticky: :rollin: I've only had one idiot so far...

    :rollin:

    I've only had one idiot so far replying to me that the landings were faked; I'll ignore him for now, but any further attempt at engagement on his part will be met with a block :smokin
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    Sticky: It was amazingly dumb: See? :D

    It was amazingly dumb:



    See? :D
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    Sticky: Somebody put that tweet in a Twitter Moment™ and...

    Somebody put that tweet in a Twitter Moment™ and it's got 76 likes now :eek
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    Sticky: :wave:

    :wave:
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    Sticky: And cheese! :D

    And cheese! :D
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    Sticky: Sausages in finger rolls for lunch :tongue ...

    Sausages in finger rolls for lunch :tongue

    Clouding over out there now, but it's already too hot. Hope we get some rain before too long :ohwell
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    Sticky: Me too! We'll need a minibus, or more likely a...

    Aye! - me an' aw! :mad:[/QUOTE]

    Me too! We'll need a minibus, or more likely a double decker :D
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