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    The Democrats could do with electing someone...

    The Democrats could do with electing someone 20-25 years younger than Joe Biden. He looks like he's just risen from his coffin in the photo Ant posted...
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    Suits under investigation, tailors summoned!

    Suits under investigation, tailors summoned!
  3. Thread: Daily Moan

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    Well, Mrs Troy decided to paint the bathroom...

    Well, Mrs Troy decided to paint the bathroom ceiling and relegated me to the ironing. That lasted until I finished the ironing and checked on the progress. The paint was a little thick and required a...
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    Where's Sir Robin Day when you need him? The USA...

    Where's Sir Robin Day when you need him? The USA need a similar chair to control these debates or they are worthless, except for proving how dysfunctional Trump is.
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    Sticky: That's the type of thinking that got the world...

    That's the type of thinking that got the world into this mess in the first place.
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    ^ He might be able to claim self defence to get...

    ^ He might be able to claim self defence to get premeditated murder reduced to manslaughter, but that will be about it.

    The reporter eyewitness has made a police statement stating he was carrying...
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    There are 'mixed sex' butterflies, called...

    There are 'mixed sex' butterflies, called gynandromorphs with asymmetric wing patterns. I'm still searching....
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    Michael Gove: Brexit provisions to stay in...

    Michael Gove: Brexit provisions to stay in Internal Market Bill - BBC News



    :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
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    Look? He changed into a vegetable...

    Look? He changed into a vegetable...
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    So, is Gove going to get the UK out of this mess...

    So, is Gove going to get the UK out of this mess today and concede ground on a couple of issues...
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    The big question will be why the kid was there...

    The big question will be why the kid was there and whether the rifle he carried was to intimidate or provoke others. If it was then self defence if off the menu.

    How any civilised country can...
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    As I said the Swiss realise the loss of free...

    As I said the Swiss realise the loss of free trade and loss of freedom of movement of their own citizens is too much.

    Everyone knows this except....brexiteers.
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    Can't think why snubby still thinks it's a fake...

    Can't think why snubby still thinks it's a fake season. Good as any other year and nice to see Ferrari paying the price for cheating last year...
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    No freedom of movement no free trade will apply...

    No freedom of movement no free trade will apply to the Swiss as well and they realise this.
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    Sticky: Nice little caveat in that table for the over...

    Nice little caveat in that table for the over 70's....
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    They've got one back already...going to be a hard...

    They've got one back already...going to be a hard for Cyrill to watch the rest....
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    Jeez, as if Switch wasn't enough, we now have the...

    Jeez, as if Switch wasn't enough, we now have the vultures, Chico and Backspin, to devour the remains of Brexit.

    So when will BoJo pull the rabbit outta the hat and declare victory with a trade...
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    Most attacks are triggered by dogs....but not...

    Most attacks are triggered by dogs....but not always. In 70's and 80's, had occasions on Pennine way and the Lake District where bulls were deliberately put close to footpaths to deter...
  19. There are some lovely misleading facts in that...

    There are some lovely misleading facts in that video. The detection of stealth by ww2 radar is a good example. Yes, it is true that a long wavelength radar operating in S or L band will pick up...
  20. ^ Clearly you no nothing about fighter aircraft...

    ^ Clearly you no nothing about fighter aircraft...
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    Sticky: I didn' t think there was a safe dengue vaccine,...

    I didn' t think there was a safe dengue vaccine, at least not one for people that haven't already had dengue.
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    One month later and the soles of the Merrell's...

    One month later and the soles of the Merrell's are starting to show signs of wear already. I'd estimate around 200 miles walked in them so far, which isn't very much, and I doubt they will last until...
  23. ^ So let's work out how long that would take... ...

    ^ So let's work out how long that would take...

    Assume the well is cylindrical with diameter 1m and had a water depth of 3m. The first assumption is from the 1m width being circular and the second...
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    Shouting horrible obscenities, umpire troubled...

    Shouting horrible obscenities, umpire troubled innocent net girl.
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    You're done...Only way out now is to top...

    You're done...Only way out now is to top yourself. Jumping from a tall building is the common method.
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    ^^ Glad someone took a look at the link. The...

    ^^ Glad someone took a look at the link. The preface goes some way to explain the depravity that led to such a withdrawal from the world to find solace in numbers.

    I learnt enough to do some...
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    I was simply commenting on the latest news...

    I was simply commenting on the latest news reports. I can't understand the problem. I operated my UK account from Thailand, Malaysia and the US when I was residing there...what is the difference? Are...
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    I read some press reports about some UK banks...

    I read some press reports about some UK banks closing EU Expat customer accounts come 31 Dec due to lack of passporting rights. LLoyds and Barclays apparently and Natwest still sat on the fence.
    ...
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    A long time ago, when I was in the second year of...

    A long time ago, when I was in the second year of secondary school, our maths teacher introduced us to a little bit of history and a man called Jakow Trachtenberg. After a brief history of his life,...
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    Colleague sent e-mail confirming he has Covid on...

    Colleague sent e-mail confirming he has Covid on Friday. Close call for the whole department to self isolate but colleague went into isolation just in time. I can see work going back to home office...
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    ^ We, like others I know, would return if we...

    ^ We, like others I know, would return if we could quarantine at our home in the same manner as we did in March. Two negative tests a week apart and prior to travel should be enough to allow domestic...
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    Sticky: Blackmail them for a bottle of Cognac a day...

    Blackmail them for a bottle of Cognac a day...
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    ^ There are a large number of retired, long-stay...

    ^ There are a large number of retired, long-stay tourists that own/share accommodation and enjoy Thailand during the European winter months. Thailand doesn't want to lose this segment of the industry...
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    When and where was that? When we returned to...

    When and where was that?

    When we returned to Germany, mid June, the domestic flights were middle seat vacant and the international flight was sardine style. I heard the Thais later dropped the...
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    Elevation lowered, extra velocity activated,...

    Elevation lowered, extra velocity activated, trebuchet inexorably output nectarines...
  36. Thread: Daily Moan

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    ^ Just as long as they have non-reflecting...

    ^ Just as long as they have non-reflecting glass...
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    ^ What's the tail number of that one on your desk...

    ^ What's the tail number of that one on your desk Looper?

    I meant the video directly above but the first video is the same with both having older Vulcans in flight with the "screaming" -200 series...
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    Some trivia for you Vulcan fans...The one shown...

    Some trivia for you Vulcan fans...The one shown flying at the beginning of the above video is not the same as the ones that flew to the Falklands...can you spot the differences between it and the one...
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    ^ It's in one of the hotels from a list provided...

    ^ It's in one of the hotels from a list provided by the embassy. A Thai friend was going to go back to Thailand to look after her sick mother but has decided against it. She said the current rules...
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    Looks good tomcat, although I prefer to use...

    Looks good tomcat, although I prefer to use mussels for this dish and whole cherry tomatoes and less garlic with clams.

    I notice you use a chardonnay; I recommend cooking any seafood dish with...
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    You imply that you have seen the document but...

    You imply that you have seen the document but have failed to provide a link.

    It is not just the Guardian that have reported on this document and its reasonable worst case scenario. The link below...
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    Covid appears to be closing its net... ...

    Covid appears to be closing its net...

    Colleague in next office is off because his wife has covid. He tested negative on Monday and will test again next Monday.

    Colleague in my office has been...
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    Great comeback from Australia. I didn't think...

    Great comeback from Australia. I didn't think they'd even get close after such a poor start.
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    Rashid hasn't had a bowl yet....:england: ...

    Rashid hasn't had a bowl yet....:england:

    There's a bit of depth and a lot of strength in this England side...
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    Ed Miliband really tore into Boris and this...

    Ed Miliband really tore into Boris and this foolhardy bill.

    Any press reports suggesting Boris wasn't humiliated?

    Maybe the Jabber Times or the Daily Switch will jump to defend their hero....
  46. Thread: A nice cup of tea

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    You could always use a french press. I tend to...

    You could always use a french press.

    I tend to drink espresso in the mornings and tea in the afternoon when it's warm and swap to tea in the morning when the temperature drops. Twinings EB is a...
  47. Thread: A nice cup of tea

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    As Cyrille points out, tasting notes on tea bags...

    As Cyrille points out, tasting notes on tea bags is a bit of a joke.

    An afternoon tea that I do enjoy is TWG's Gentleman's Earl Grey, despite the pink tin.
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    ^ Are you confusing the F1 champion with a well...

    ^ Are you confusing the F1 champion with a well known Broadway show?
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    England need a couple of quick wickets before the...

    England need a couple of quick wickets before the game slips beyond them. Finch has to go soon...
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    Ah, the benefits of GS..... Re cloves, always...

    Ah, the benefits of GS.....

    Re cloves, always in a pie but never in a crumble for some reason according to my mum.
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