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    Sticky: Apart from the end of the Russian prison thing...

    Apart from the end of the Russian prison thing and the start of something about the Shah of Iran on iPlayer during tea, no telly tonight. Sam Pepys' diary instead :)

    Goodnight all :wave: :tired
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    Sticky: Think I'll still give these a miss, just in case....

    Think I'll still give these a miss, just in case. They don't look very appetising anyway :frown
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    Sticky: I thought that, though they're too big to be...

    I thought that, though they're too big to be psilocybe semilanceata, and the colouring seems a bit off as well :ohwell

    Tonight's tea has been sausages, chips, and beans, drawing on a fresh batch...
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    Sticky: You're probably just learning to relax properly...

    You're probably just learning to relax properly without the looming spectre of work :)



    Speaking of mushrooms, I spotted these in the front garden over near the boundary with the doctor's...
  5. "Maggie Maggie Maggie! Out! Out! Out!" Or not,...

    "Maggie Maggie Maggie! Out! Out! Out!"

    Or not, as the case may be :ohwell

    Great game though, and an amazing achievement just to have got there! :yay: :banana: :yay:
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    Sticky: If they did it using keyhole surgery...

    If they did it using keyhole surgery (laparoscopy), I think they initially make a small incision to get in there and have a look, then have to make one or more additional incisions to get it out. If...
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    Poll: Depends on the client. Small places are usually...

    Depends on the client. Small places are usually OK with it, whereas big companies usually have an IT department that gets in a snit if they see something they don't own on the network.
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    Sticky: Chap I know tweeted yesterday that he was in...

    Chap I know tweeted yesterday that he was in hospital with suspected appendicitis. Today he tweeted that they'd found it wasn't appendicitis, and he still had his appendix.

    Me: "I hope they found...
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    Sticky: First six letters of the first game can be used...

    First six letters of the first game can be used to get REMOAN :laugh
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    Sticky: Remember, folks: Quoted here for those who...

    Remember, folks:



    Quoted here for those who don't venture into General much, and who can blame them :rolleyes:
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Rainy grey day out...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Rainy grey day out there, if quite mild at 16°C :frown
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    Sticky: Following some more Russian prison life whilst I...

    Following some more Russian prison life whilst I ate, tonight's entertainment has been the remaining episodes of S2 of Spiral/Engrenages. It's quite good really, that show, as police things go...
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    Sticky: It does that :ohwell

    It does that :ohwell
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    Sticky: I gather the weather's a lot better there than on...

    I gather the weather's a lot better there than on your own patch at the moment, though :)
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    Sticky: Ribs and chips for tea :tongue No rain here...

    Ribs and chips for tea :tongue

    No rain here yet, and it's looking as if it might miss us altogether :ohwell
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    Sticky: :yay:

    :yay:
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    Sticky: Also, I'd like to know if I keep typing "juts"...

    Also, I'd like to know if I keep typing "juts" instead of "just" or if it's autocorrect sneaking behind my back, because it happens a lot (though usually I spot it in time) :confused:
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    Sticky: Juts popped out to the back yard. Some farmer has...

    Juts popped out to the back yard. Some farmer has been muckspreading somewhere several miles away, and the atmospheric conditions are just right to allow the resulting aroma to travel all the way...
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    Sticky: Always :) Tomato soup (Heinz) for lunch, with...

    Always :)

    Tomato soup (Heinz) for lunch, with wholemeal toast. Very nice, it was :tongue
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    It's the thought that counts :D

    Bastards! :tantrum:

    I'm sure I have more rep points than that![/QUOTE]

    It's the thought that counts :D
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    Sticky: It has! Now a 60% chance of a thunderstorm in the...

    It has! Now a 60% chance of a thunderstorm in the next couple of hours :)
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    Sticky: Links are up :) Ah, Scourer beat me to it...

    Links are up :)



    Ah, Scourer beat me to it :rolleyes:
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    Monday Links from the Bench vol. CDXCV

    Soon be winter now the days are drawing in, so stay in and keep warm whilst reading this lot :)


    What Really Happened to Malaysia’s Missing Airplane - Five years on from the mysterious...
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Grey day, though no...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Grey day, though no rain as yet; that's due this evening :ind
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    Sticky: Tonight's classic Sunday night black-and-white...

    Tonight's classic Sunday night black-and-white British World War Twotertainment was The Colditz Story (1955), which I haven't seen in many a year. Good stuff, although it's a shame it didn't cover...
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    Sticky: It turned out exceptionally nice, along with...

    It turned out exceptionally nice, along with chips and peas :tongue
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    Sticky: Chicken is smelling really nice now, but I must...

    Chicken is smelling really nice now, but I must resist temptation and give it another hour or so :ohwell
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    Funnily enough, I've just posted on SO for the...

    Funnily enough, I've just posted on SO for the first time in over six years :happy

    It was to help a chap I know and have worked with; no doubt someone will downvote it to oblivion and call me a...
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    Sticky: Get pet insurance ASAP.

    Get pet insurance ASAP.
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    Sticky: Got chicken thighs in red wine sauce in the slow...

    Got chicken thighs in red wine sauce in the slow cooker, and the aroma is starting to permeate the flat :tongue

    This is a considerable improvement on the smell of burning plastic, or possibly...
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    Sticky: Looks from the radar projection like it's going...

    Looks from the radar projection like it's going to skirt past us, with just a few showers later on :ohwell

    I want these thunderstorms we keep getting promised but which never actually come here...
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    Sticky: Couple of croissants for breakfast, or possibly...

    Couple of croissants for breakfast, or possibly lunch :tongue
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    Sticky: Morning Afternoon denizens :wave: Quite cloudy...

    Morning Afternoon denizens :wave:

    Quite cloudy out, though due to a layer of high white fluffiness rather than doom-laden grey overcast :ind
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    Sticky: Tonight's first feature was Dunkirk (2017)...

    Tonight's first feature was Dunkirk (2017), which I thought was generally OK. I daresay the IMDb trivia and goofs sections will reveal a fair amount of wrongheadedness, though. One thing I noticed...
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    Sticky: And very nice too as always :tongue I...

    And very nice too as always :tongue



    I watched Unbreakable a while back; haven’t watched Split yet, or the new one.



    Yes, I wasn’t hugely impressed by that one, though it is a nice change...
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    Sticky: In the Chinese :) Very pleasant evening out...

    In the Chinese :)

    Very pleasant evening out there.
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    Sticky: That sounds pretty good, but it doesn't seem to...

    That sounds pretty good, but it doesn't seem to be available anywhere. Pity :ohwell
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    Sticky: Changed the bed. Need a rest now; it's too warm...

    Changed the bed. Need a rest now; it's too warm for such extreme levels of exertion :emb
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    Sticky: Applewood smoked bacon and nicely seasoned...

    Applewood smoked bacon and nicely seasoned chipolatas in a large bap (white) for lunch; sauce: red :tongue
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    Sticky: Afternoon denizens :wave: Warm, sunny day out...

    Afternoon denizens :wave:

    Warm, sunny day out there; quite Simpsonesque in appearance :)



    You know it makes sense :D
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    Sticky: :yay:

    :yay: <- not for the face scarring and pain, for the BP

    Tonight's first feature film was Terminator Salvation (2009) which is… not very good :ohwell

    I'm not sure why it was such a washout;...
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    Sticky: I'll add it to the list :)

    I'll add it to the list :)
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    Sticky: Tea has been some roast corn-fed chicken bits - a...

    Tea has been some roast corn-fed chicken bits - a thigh and two drumsticks, as the drumsticks were a bit small - with chips and tomato sauce :tongue

    Sainsbury's don't seem to sell whole chicken...
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    Sticky: Nice pali! :banana: :yay: :banana:

    Nice pali! :banana: :yay: :banana:
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    Sticky: Solstice shopping done! :banana: Much the same...

    Solstice shopping done! :banana:

    Much the same as everyday shopping really :rolleyes:
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    Sticky: That's my videoconference with the spec editor in...

    That's my videoconference with the spec editor in Canada done, though there wasn't any video from my end as Chrome resolutely refused to access the camera in the iMac. Dunno why, as it Just Worked...
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    Sticky: Roast beef bap (wholemeal) for lunch, using that...

    Roast beef bap (wholemeal) for lunch, using that leftover roast beef I sliced and froze months ago :tongue

    Only a couple more lunches to come out of that joint now, but it's turned out to have...
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    Good enough to post four times :rolleyes:

    Good enough to post four times :rolleyes:
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    Forty years ago: "Poor kid choked on a nut and...

    Forty years ago: "Poor kid choked on a nut and died."

    Now: "Poor kid was allergic to nuts; throat swelled shut, and they died."

    Medical science advances, and things once known only to medics...
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    Sticky: Current status: implementing a load of examples...

    Current status: implementing a load of examples of using three different mapping APIs, none of which I've used much, if at all, before. Learning a lot very quickly, as I really could do with getting...
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