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    Luxury, sheer luxury....

    Luxury, sheer luxury....
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    What's your dream job?

    Well, apart from being coach to a team of 18-year old hockey schoolgirls, my techie side makes me yearn to be a design engineer for these:

    Do You Love Me? - YouTube


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  3. It may be a boost for here in Luang Prabang,...

    It may be a boost for here in Luang Prabang, since we're only about 170 Km from Yunnan province. Already I see the return of Chinese tourists in town, (no idea how they got across the border, since...
  4. My stockpile, already half-eaten. 62979 I...

    My stockpile, already half-eaten.

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    I rarely drink, so no need to get the booze in. There's no Covid in Laos (lowest cases/million population in the whole world except Vanuatu). Life goes...
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    In no particular order: 1 - Improve my...

    In no particular order:


    1 - Improve my non-existent abs
    2 - Complete the build of my little Cubesat satellite, which I put on hold a couple of years ago in Myanmar when their military bods came...
  6. Poll: BTW - whose is this juvenile twat called Ray...

    BTW - whose is this juvenile twat called Ray Carey who sends me childish reputation messages? I didn't know this forum was open to kinder kids.
  7. Poll: Do you really mean 'heir quality' or 'hair...

    Do you really mean 'heir quality' or 'hair quality'?

    If the forrmer, my offspring disowned me yonks ago.

    If the latter, I still have a crewcut hair style, haven't lost too much hair over the...
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    Japan to build wooden satellites - cut space...

    Japan to build wooden satellites - cut space junk.

    Japan developing wooden satellites to cut space junk - BBC News
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    Yoo - got my ISS diploma... 62419

    Yoo - got my ISS diploma...
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    I only have reception problems when someone...

    I only have reception problems when someone flushes the loo....
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    It's the 20th anniversary of the International...

    It's the 20th anniversary of the International Space Station (ISS), and they are issuing award certificates to anyone who manages to receive the SSTV (slow scan TV) images that they are transmitting...
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    I think the ducks are meant to be dead and...

    I think the ducks are meant to be dead and hanging up from hooks or something.
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    Perhaps, unless China beats them to it :) I've...

    Perhaps, unless China beats them to it :)

    I've been researching the space projects that China is working on. I would place my $ on China leaving the USA far behind in space exploration in the...
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    Looks like Adolf Hitler to me...

    Looks like Adolf Hitler to me...
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    Stuffed turkey and some sort of mashed potato...

    Stuffed turkey and some sort of mashed potato omelette thingy. Nice, but not like ol' Blighty.

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    Borders are mostly closed, but no lock-down here...

    Borders are mostly closed, but no lock-down here in Laos. Up here in Luang Prabang, most foreigners buggered off months ago, just leaving the Gitane-smoking, unshaven Frenchies at the street...
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    YES! ... er NO! wait a moment.... MAYBE! ...

    YES!

    ... er NO!

    wait a moment.... MAYBE!

    What was the question again?
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    Not mine, but spotted in the village. I think...

    Not mine, but spotted in the village. I think this might end up as some sort of Xmas tree, or a massive loo brush...

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    I learnt my resourcefulness after living in...

    I learnt my resourcefulness after living in Myanmar. The locals could build a moon-lander out of old junk, and it would probably work better then that from USA/Russia/CHina...
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    How to get to my old photo archive?

    I know that I've done this before, and downloaded various photos that were not stored on my laptop. But I've forgotten the procedure to access my photo old archive account.

    Anyone know? I seem...
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    Lol, the horn is made of tin sheet - it's a...

    Lol, the horn is made of tin sheet - it's a bugger to work with since the edges are razor sharp. As for the blue pipe, my local hardware shop thinks I've replumbed half the village with the amount...
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    Mad, but happy! The next project that I need to...

    Mad, but happy! The next project that I need to test is my DIY horn antenna to receive the sound of hydrogen atoms from the Milky Way - should be 'visible' on my radio screen at about 1.42 GHz if I...
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    One of my earliest 'smell' memories is of mashed...

    One of my earliest 'smell' memories is of mashed swede at my kindergarten - the revolting smell evokes nightmares of having it forced down my throat....
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    David, I'm very happy with the images that I'm...

    David, I'm very happy with the images that I'm receiving. Worth the frustration and effort. Now to go and look for the GOES geo-weather-birds...
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    I've been trying to build a DIY satellite system...

    I've been trying to build a DIY satellite system to receive images from a Korean geostationary weather satellite, GK-2A.

    I bought the old mesh satellite dish from the guesthouse next door to me,...
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    Poster on top of a hill during one of my Myanmar...

    Poster on top of a hill during one of my Myanmar bike trips.

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    Pretthy good....

    Pretthy good....
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    Here's another project that I've just completed. ...

    Here's another project that I've just completed. It's a radio antenna again, but for what purpose? You can gauge the physical size from comparing it with the 30cm floor tiles. Oh, it's made of...
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    Ah, Linn Sondek. My dad bought one of these...

    Ah, Linn Sondek. My dad bought one of these after my mum won a nice teak cabinet to store 33rpm records, but had nothing to play them on. He built a Heathkit audio amplifier and a large woofer...
  30. Thread: Escorts

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    I find my prostate always lets me down at moments...

    I find my prostate always lets me down at moments like this and I can't pee..... is pooping allowed as an alternative?
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    She never kicks up a fuss...... and she is...

    She never kicks up a fuss...... and she is best-quality silicone!

    Here's a view of the underside of the anemometer. There are 4 foam pieces glued to Kylie Minogue.... I thought about how I can...
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    Actually, it's a small saucepan lid in the...

    Actually, it's a small saucepan lid in the middle, 4 metal hacksaw blades and 2 square metal tins of best Lao tea leaves that I've cut in half.... Oh, and the Kylie Minogue CD :smileylaughing:
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    Testing of the anemometer hardware. The...

    Testing of the anemometer hardware.


    The vanes rotate freely in the wind. There is a CD of Kylie Minogue hits glued to the bottom of the centre unit. (It seemed to be the best use for this...
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    Demand 50% of the fee that your daughter is...

    Demand 50% of the fee that your daughter is getting paid..
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    Well, if it don't work as an anemometer, I'm safe...

    Well, if it don't work as an anemometer, I'm safe from 5G............ :smileylaughing:

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    My parents were both born/raised in Alexandria,...

    My parents were both born/raised in Alexandria, in the post-WW1 days. As with such things on your doorstep, they never once visited the Pyramids.

    My only time in Egypt was an Egypt Air flight to...
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    No, the M.S. that I was in correspondence with...

    No, the M.S. that I was in correspondence with some years ago is a twat.....
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    Actually, there are a couple of reasons why I do...

    Actually, there are a couple of reasons why I do these kinds of projects:

    1 - I'm barking mad and rather eccentric. From my earliest days, I tinkered with radio, science and software projects. ...
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    We have a winner! A homemade anemometer.....

    We have a winner!

    A homemade anemometer.....
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    Strange, every time I enter the words 'climate...

    Strange, every time I enter the words 'climate change', I get suggestions about 'golden showers'....
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    Drat - I forgot that I had posted those...

    Drat - I forgot that I had posted those photos.... I'll have to try another project that I haven't posted about.

    Project 2:

    Take a old saucepan lid, 4 hacksaw blades, 2 metal tins of best Lao...
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    Guess my project...

    Living alone in north Laos, with time on my hands, I decided to build some projects from scrap/local materials.

    But what is the end-use of this construction? You guess.

    First project:

    -...
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    I suppose it's a fairly common name, but the name...

    I suppose it's a fairly common name, but the name Martin Shaw rings a bell with me from somewhere - I'm not sure why. He's about my age, and also a teacher. Need to put my thinking hat on...
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    Did you ever see a record that played at 16rpm? ...

    Did you ever see a record that played at 16rpm? My father had some with voice-only recordings of different English accents (he was a languages professor).
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    Bah, just a little scratch....... On other...

    Bah, just a little scratch.......

    On other topics, yesterday was one of the few days each year when the ISS transmits SSTV (slow scan TV) images on the 2 metre amateur band. Reception of these...
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    I think the Australians shot it down.......

    I think the Australians shot it down.......
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    LoL! 60409

    LoL!

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  48. Thread: Off You Go

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    My bad, looks like it's got air-con...

    My bad, looks like it's got air-con...
  49. Thread: Off You Go

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    I'll pass.... 60209

    I'll pass....

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    Huh, wtf did she report the woman for NOT being...

    Huh, wtf did she report the woman for NOT being nude, but just being forgetful about her clothing in front of the camera?

    Maybe I've become a degenerate since moving to Asia yonks ago. But I'd...
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