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    I want to be buried and have a tamarind tree as a...

    I want to be buried and have a tamarind tree as a headstone.

    Epitaph: Catching up on lost sleep...
  2. Thread: Core i5 processor

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    ^ Sure you're running and not walking there?

    ^ Sure you're running and not walking there?
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    Good result for Albon today after that crash in...

    Good result for Albon today after that crash in practice.
  4. Thread: Core i5 processor

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    an i3 would be perfectly adequate for your needs

    an i3 would be perfectly adequate for your needs
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    ^ Energy loss in a vacuum?

    ^ Energy loss in a vacuum?
  6. No, it is ze wurst!! :england:

    No, it is ze wurst!! :england:
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    ^ A little slow from Albon compared to Mad Max....

    ^ A little slow from Albon compared to Mad Max. Much will depend on where he finishes in the race. I'd like to see him on the podium for this one as it will give him confidence after that crash.
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    Sticky: Staggering to see just how many deaths in Europe...

    Staggering to see just how many deaths in Europe alone yesterday...

    I see the UK is still keeping to number of deaths within 28 days of positive test...57,551 to date, as opposed to 66,713 with...
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    Trump's leaving present...

    Trump's leaving present...
  10. Thread: Thanksgiving day

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    A tad earlier than I remembered then. I haven't...

    A tad earlier than I remembered then. I haven't celebrated it in the UK since childhood so hardly surprising.

    In Thailand we harvest November and celebrate the same day we bag the rice....
  11. Thread: Thanksgiving day

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    To be honest I had always thought Thanksgiving...

    To be honest I had always thought Thanksgiving was a version of Harvest Festival, celebrated in the UK around the beginning of October.

    I guess not...

    In Thailand (obviously not this year) I...
  12. Thread: No red day

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    Nothing annoys me more than these silly: "no...

    Nothing annoys me more than these silly: "no <insert random shit here> days"

    Have a red

    Have a nice day!
  13. Compost machines at village level to improve the...

    Compost machines at village level to improve the soil would be a better idea. I can't even find a way to import one...
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    ^ Its max aperture is f5.6 throughout the 200-500...

    ^ Its max aperture is f5.6 throughout the 200-500 range but you can stop it down all the way to f32.

    It's heavy and is going to take a bit of getting used to as I expect to use it hand held most...
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    After far too long being undecided, I finally...

    After far too long being undecided, I finally bought the Nikon 200-500mm zoom today.

    This is my standard 35mm lens (50mm equivalent), without cropping, to get an idea:

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    This is a...
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    ^ An aircraft with the luxury of an ocean liner....

    ^ An aircraft with the luxury of an ocean liner. Zeppelin museum is not far away either and another piece of glorious luxury.
  17. Where's Darwin again?

    Where's Darwin again?
  18. Thread: 2.

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    0 for me and the wife says I'm a fussy eater...:)...

    0 for me and the wife says I'm a fussy eater...:)

    I enjoy snails as a starter, French or Croatian rather than isan though due to liver fluke.
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    She gave away power of attorney to enable the...

    She gave away power of attorney to enable the decision to be made for her when she was unable. Ignore the emotive content of the article and it becomes clearer. It is no longer the patient that needs...
  20. I think he's trying to tell you that pork pie...

    I think he's trying to tell you that pork pie haters are tarts...
  21. Clearly another foreigner amongst us...

    Clearly another foreigner amongst us...
  22. Aspic jelly surrounding the meat is all part of...

    Aspic jelly surrounding the meat is all part of the pork pie experience and should never be left out.



    Clearly, there's a foreigner amongst us....:)
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    Let's see about the first shooting, although...

    Let's see about the first shooting, although it'll be difficult to claim lethal force self-defence against an unarmed aggressor...

    Meanwhile, after the first shooting, Kyle Rittenhouse became the...
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    I think it is because the very act of carrying...

    I think it is because the very act of carrying the rifle is provocative. Provocation will override any subsequent attempt at self defence. There may be mitigating circumstances that get the charge...
  25. Game pie is a nice change but enjoy eating both...

    Game pie is a nice change but enjoy eating both with strong cheese and various pickles.
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    ^ Not quite, the mistake was being there with the...

    ^ Not quite, the mistake was being there with the gun in the first place. The he got himself into a bad position without backup. The adult supervisor is also to blame for allowing the situation to...
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    Granting bail for murder? Interesting.

    Granting bail for murder? Interesting.
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    Trompetenpfifferling (Craterellus tubaeformis)...

    Trompetenpfifferling (Craterellus tubaeformis) rather than Pfifferilnge (Cantharellus cibarius). The former come out later and carry on through to December.
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    The wife prefers to stay away from the crowds......

    The wife prefers to stay away from the crowds...

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    I get to make the shelter and boil the kettle while they went picking mushrooms, and once again we had the whole forest to ourselves.
    ...
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    Not easy to lose and sustain the loss, especially...

    Not easy to lose and sustain the loss, especially for people over 50, unless you get hit with a big illness.

    I managed to drop from 79 to 75 Kg (I'm 174cm) in a month without too much diet change,...
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    Meanwhile, how is Bo-Jo getting along with the...

    Meanwhile, how is Bo-Jo getting along with the IMB? Lords, sensibly, not happy.

    Brexit is poison and will make a mockery of even the best leaders....probably why they are staying out of sight.
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    ^^ Experience as a fish wife?

    ^^ Experience as a fish wife?

    <snigger>
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    In addition to SA's comment, you fail to...

    In addition to SA's comment, you fail to understand that the UK wish to sell their fish to the EU tarrif free. That is to say, having membership privilege without being a member.
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    EU Countries are still having problems dealing...

    EU Countries are still having problems dealing with it because they don't know whether a trade deal will be signed. My local auslaenderamt still doesn't know what they need to issue in order for me...
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    There was an excellent Thai restaurant in...

    There was an excellent Thai restaurant in Horsham, back in the 90's, that served a lovely grilled whole trout with fried pork and ginger in oyster sauce. Due to Customer complaints they had to remove...
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    ^ I'm well aware of that thank-you. It doesn't...

    ^ I'm well aware of that thank-you. It doesn't make the decision any more sensible just because it has been made.
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    ^ Any notion of leaving the EU reeks of ignorance...

    ^ Any notion of leaving the EU reeks of ignorance and incompetence.

    Chas simply can't see the brick wall that everyone else has been pointing at since 2016.
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    I prefer to steam fish whole and serve with head....

    I prefer to steam fish whole and serve with head. Cheek of fish is traditionally the best part, so I was told, and you lose it when filleting.
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    60014 Cummings has packed his cardboard box...

    60014

    Cummings has packed his cardboard box and left No 10...Hoorah! Hoorah! The rats are leaving the sinking ship. Hoorah! Hoorah!

    One can only surmise that Bo-Jo wants to do a deal with the...
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    Lee Cain, director of communications for Boris,...

    Lee Cain, director of communications for Boris, and a Vote leave campaigner friend of Cummings has resigned. Sounds like there's discontent in the Brexit camp with the end getting closer and...
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    Free speech gives a voice to the ones you...

    Free speech gives a voice to the ones you disagree with just as it gives a voice to the ones you do agree with.

    Fox news is Comedy Gold most of the time.
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    A bit of an impulse buy for Mrs Troy's birthday....

    A bit of an impulse buy for Mrs Troy's birthday. I went in to the shop to buy her a fitness watch and ended up with a Samsung Z Flip 2.

    It's a really lovely and handy 'handy'...

    ...price is on...
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    Sticky: ^ The UK passed the 50,000 deaths in early June....

    ^ The UK passed the 50,000 deaths in early June. However the UK redefined their stats from covid on death certificate to positive covid within 28 days of death. It made the stats look better...for a...
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    Sticky: The UK passes the 50,000 deaths mark *again* and...

    The UK passes the 50,000 deaths mark *again* and it looks very much out of control there, France, and Italy. Figures in Germany were looking very ominous last week but the numbers appear to have...
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    ^ I'm afraid the amusement has gone now it is...

    ^ I'm afraid the amusement has gone now it is close to the long drawn out, and soon to be bitter, end. I'm too old to go through any extra hoops the Vogons may lay in my path and too peeved to return...
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    ^ Cue clueless ...

    ^ Cue clueless ...
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    Looks like bo-jo has lost on both fronts now. ...

    Looks like bo-jo has lost on both fronts now.

    Is there another move or is it checkmate and no deal with the EU or the USA.

    Time to backpedal??
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    It's a very long time since I was at school, but...

    It's a very long time since I was at school, but I vaguely remember being taught that the Sahara desert was bigger than Australia...
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    Not quite, a pro will take the money whatever the...

    Not quite, a pro will take the money whatever the futility....it's the pay cheque that counts.
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    FTFY...

    FTFY...
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