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    Sticky: :smokin ...

    :smokin


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4VlruVG81w

    The phone scammers are starting early today: 09:28 while I was washing the breakfast dishes. :eyes
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    Sticky: I have the dvd and the remake somewhere in the...

    I have the dvd and the remake somewhere in the stacks.

    It's not as funny as my film though.:smokin

    Morning.

    Dry.

    Hot.
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    Sticky: Yes, why not. £220 for 3 uses seems fair to...

    Yes, why not.

    £220 for 3 uses seems fair to me. :eyes

    Why someone else, either me or his wife, has to go & get a gallon of petrol for him to put in the mower is, I must admit, rather beyond me....
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    Sticky: 23.5 in here now. Since one can never have...

    23.5 in here now.

    Since one can never have enough WWII it's Pacific War in Color again, last ep, so you know what it's about.

    And at 20:00 it's Nazi Megastructures or whatever, on 5. :smokin
    ...
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    Sticky: Today's 2nd feature was "The Broken (2008)" with...

    Today's 2nd feature was "The Broken (2008)" with Lena Headey.

    The Broken (2008) - IMDb

    There was no Iron Throne nor cybernetic organisms involved.

    It was ok.

    I bought it coz she was in it...
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    Sticky: :wave: Due to the unseasonable heat and in an...

    :wave:

    Due to the unseasonable heat and in an attempt to cool off a bit I've just watched Captain Baldy in "A Christmas Carol (1999)" with Patrick Stewart et al.

    A Christmas Carol (TV Movie...
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    Sticky: Feck nose. I trust it's not in the shed still...

    Feck nose.

    I trust it's not in the shed still inflated because I need to get in & out of there to transfer stuff.

    The idle knut is watching telly currently.

    :smokin

    22.4 in here.
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    Cymru am byth! :rollin: Where was that...

    Cymru am byth!

    :rollin:

    Where was that located then?

    Seeing that the rates are generally crap, like.
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    Sticky: 22.3 deg in here currently. Lamb and lamb's...

    22.3 deg in here currently.

    Lamb and lamb's heart sort of roasted.

    Quite the most disgusting meal I've made in a long time.:sick

    Ho hum.

    Can't win 'em all. :eyes
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    Sticky: :wave: Morning all :wave: Wanly sunnly. ...

    :wave: Morning all :wave:

    Wanly sunnly.

    High cloud.

    Notsohot. 21.4 in here at the moment.

    Quite stuffy overnight.
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    Sticky: Maybe it's the one I took back to Lidl because it...

    Maybe it's the one I took back to Lidl because it didn't work. :smokin
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    Sticky: Gosh. Stalingrad: done. Leningrad: done. ...

    Gosh.

    Stalingrad: done.

    Leningrad: done.

    Battle of the Coral Sea: done.

    Battle of Midway: done.
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    Sticky: The evening's entertainment began with "Good...

    The evening's entertainment began with "Good Night and Good Luck (2005)" which turned out to be about Ed Murrow taking down another fascist, namely the Junior Senator from Wisconsin, Joseph McCarthy....
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    Sticky: Duly nuked & eaten & very nice it was too, though...

    Duly nuked & eaten & very nice it was too, though nuking it a little bit longer so the ice melted in the centre might have been an idea. :eyes

    Unfollowed by stewed blackberries and custard since...
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    Sticky: Looking through the gap in the curtains, there's...

    Looking through the gap in the curtains, there's still a CBS out there.

    Surely it's not natural on a BH.

    I feel as if I ought to be doing something productive, but oddly enough, I can't be...
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    I tell 'em I'm running Win3.11. The bafflement...

    I tell 'em I'm running Win3.11.

    The bafflement is extreme in doing the needful. :smokin
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    WGAS.

    WGAS.
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    Sticky: Beginner's mistake. I never open my curtains...

    Beginner's mistake.

    I never open my curtains and this window faces north, so a pleasant 21.5 deg in here at the moment.:glasses

    In other news, The Horror! Oh The Horror!

    Met an ex esteemed...
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    Sticky: Morning. Sunny. CBS through the gap in the...

    Morning.

    Sunny.

    CBS through the gap in the curtains.

    Dry.
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    Sticky: Tea this evening was M&S breaded haddock. It...

    Tea this evening was M&S breaded haddock.

    It was very nice.

    I consumed my potato crop*, this year it being one red potato, which was a good size it must be said. :smokin

    Followed by the...
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    Sticky: Ain't it just. WTBS Spent a couple of...

    Ain't it just.



    WTBS

    Spent a couple of hours "gardening" again.

    Massacred another bush, then on to a bit of weeding.
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    Sticky: Lunch was Heinz baked beans on Morrisons pumpkin...

    Lunch was Heinz baked beans on Morrisons pumpkin seed toast (the last round just about to turn blue) with the merest smidgeon of Morrisons pork pie (reduced).

    Followed, as is only right and...
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    Sticky: :wave: Morning all :wave: Workers? You...

    :wave: Morning all :wave:

    Workers?

    You think this lot are workers? :rollin:

    Currently sunny, though the slice of sky visible through the gap in the curtains is completely grey apart from...
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    Sticky: Think yourself lucky it wasn't a blue tit...

    Think yourself lucky it wasn't a blue tit fledgling, in the front bedroom, clinging to the picture rail, while the StrangeloveMog attempted to "help".:smokin

    Once the Mog had been removed & the...
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    Sticky: No "Abandoned Engineering" this evening, it's...

    No "Abandoned Engineering" this evening, it's replace with a thing about Railways, today, who invented them & how they started.

    It managed not to mention the first use of a steam locomotive in...
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    Sticky: Lunch transpired to be poached tomato and...

    Lunch transpired to be poached tomato and scrambled egg on Morrisons pumpkin seed toast.

    It was very nice.

    Tea was chili con carne with rice.

    It was very nice.

    Followed by yet more stewed...
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    Sticky: And that's "gardening" done for the since it's...

    And that's "gardening" done for the since it's just started raining.

    Branch chopped of the apple tree so I can get in the shed again.

    Some more branches chopped off what used to be bushes in a...
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    Sticky: On the lumbago front (or should that be back?),...

    On the lumbago front (or should that be back?), my back just emitted a loud click, which, whilst it didn't hurt, is a bit alarming. :eek:

    I'm also afflicted with formication, being the feeling...
  29. Oh, look, those stupid Victorians already thought...

    Oh, look, those stupid Victorians already thought of it:

    Great Central Railway - Wikipedia

    Until it got Beechinged along with umpteen thousand other miles of railways.
  30. Fat chance. We'll get this instead: Route...

    Fat chance.

    We'll get this instead:

    Route map - Crossrail 2
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    Sticky: :wave: Morning all. :wave: Grey. Wet. ...

    :wave: Morning all. :wave:

    Grey.

    Wet.

    Miserable.

    That Zeity chap was always complaining about the geological errors in the Vasquez Rocks.
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    Sticky: Perfectly normal, operating as designed. :smokin...

    Perfectly normal, operating as designed. :smokin

    I well remember the M$ FORTRAN 77 compiler crashing the entire machine when compiling code (admittedly written by me) that compiled ok on the...
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    Anyone who watched last night's "World War Weird"...

    Anyone who watched last night's "World War Weird" will remember how the Septics "invested" in Greenland's "infrastructure" in the 1960s.

    I wonder if that nuclear reactor is still buried in the...
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    Sticky: Sunnyish but blowing half a gale. Chap on the...

    Sunnyish but blowing half a gale.

    Chap on the wireless this morning was saying that the British population eats half as much beef as it did at the start of the 1980s.

    I seem to recall that...
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    Sticky: What I find quite sad are all the toys, complete...

    What I find quite sad are all the toys, complete in their boxes, that have never been played with.

    But there you go.

    All my stuff is half wrecked.

    Some of it is completely wrecked, the...
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    Sticky: Where shall we send the flowers? :eyes In with...

    Where shall we send the flowers? :eyes

    In with the hoi polloi.

    Very quiet in here today, no kids playing with Lego(tm).

    Speaking of which, I found a tin box full of Lego(tm) in the garage...
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    Sticky: :wave: Morning all if all there be :wave: ...

    :wave: Morning all if all there be :wave:

    Grey.

    Fairly dark grey.

    Damp.

    Dark.
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    Sticky: I don't have the steam roller one that my mate...

    I don't have the steam roller one that my mate had, it's the static one that you can bolt bits of Meccano on to power stuff.

    In fact, one like this:

    VINTAGE,MAMOD STATIONARY STEAM ENGINE |...
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    Sticky: The Pacific War in Color is covering the invasion...

    The Pacific War in Color is covering the invasion of the Philippines and the invasion of Peleliu which was described by E. B. Sledge in the book that eventually made up part of "War in the Pacific"...
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    Sticky: Goddamn EUSSR. :smokin Back to Whitworth...

    Goddamn EUSSR. :smokin

    Back to Whitworth threads we go after 31st October. :rollin:

    This is inneresting:

    Imperial Measures of Length

    Never heard of the link as a measure of distance.
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    If you don't carry cash, how do you light a cigar with a £50 note in front of the beggar?

    The youth of today has no standards whatsoever.:oldgit:
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    Sticky: Just found my hornby 3 rail set in a cardboard...

    Just found my hornby 3 rail set in a cardboard box in the garage, along with a Mamod steam engine and another steam engine.

    HORNBY OO GAUGE DUBLO 3 RAIL LOCOMOTIVE | eBay

    Amazingly enough,...
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    Sticky: The telephone scammers are working overtime again.

    The telephone scammers are working overtime again.
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    Sticky: Trip to town & back done & dusted. Not so CBS...

    Trip to town & back done & dusted.

    Not so CBS any more.

    Lunch was the scrambled egg & poached tomato thing I do which is more or less the only really enjoyable lunch that I do.

    It's the...
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    Sticky: Oh, the relief: Porthcawl anti-sex toilet...

    Oh, the relief:

    Porthcawl anti-sex toilet plans 'submitted in error' - BBC News
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    Sticky: :wave: Morning all. :wave: Sunny. CBS from...

    :wave: Morning all. :wave:

    Sunny.

    CBS from what I can see through the gap in the curtains.

    Very few apples left on the tree. :smokin
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    Sticky: Following a lunch of a Ginsters Cornish pasty and...

    Following a lunch of a Ginsters Cornish pasty and Heinz baked beans on Morrisons pumpkin seed toast, tea was more of yesterday's meh roast beef.

    It was slightly less meh but not by much.
    ...
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    Sticky: One Tome has now reached 1958/9 and the debates...

    One Tome has now reached 1958/9 and the debates in Parliament about the Wolfenden Report. :smokin

    I wonder what those mass debaters would think of the current state of affairs some 60 years later....
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    Sticky: Nope. I'm not sure they agree with me...

    Nope.

    I'm not sure they agree with me particularly well.
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    Sticky: The morning's excitement consisted, in the main,...

    The morning's excitement consisted, in the main, of picking up 6 or 7 (I didn't keep a count) buckets of apples, some windfall, some infested with drunken wasps, and some picked off the tree, which...
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