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  1. Thread: Daily Moan

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    ^ Thanks, edited...

    ^ Thanks, edited...
  2. Thread: Daily Moan

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    We went to visit friends in Munich yesterday with...

    We went to visit friends in Munich yesterday with the intention of returning last night. After a day travelling around the city a decent meal and a watch of the football we said our good-byes and...
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    Good news indeed. Hope he makes a decent recovery.

    Good news indeed. Hope he makes a decent recovery.
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    Match abandoned. Awful thing to happen

    Match abandoned.

    Awful thing to happen
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    Possibly as many goals in the first game as all...

    Possibly as many goals in the first game as all three tonight, although Belgium can score a few when they are playing well.

    Wales 0:1 Switzerland
    Denmark 1:0 Finland
    Belgium 2:0 Russia

    I...
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    My prediction for tonight's game: Turkey 1:3...

    My prediction for tonight's game:

    Turkey 1:3 Italy
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    Sticky: ^ You are doing well at finding the mimics.... ...

    ^ You are doing well at finding the mimics....

    That is a female Danaid Eggfly (see post 192)

    ^^ Further up, the first two look to be of a Common Crow and the third is of a great eggfly.

    It's...
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    A couple more places to show ... 70121 This...

    A couple more places to show ...

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    This is Hvar from the sea with the medieval castle on the left and the later (Napolean) one on top of the hill on the right. We passed by and moored on a...
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    A couple more days sailing and then we were...

    A couple more days sailing and then we were warned of some strong Northerly winds during the night so we moored in a southern bay on Paklinski, walking distance from Marina Palmizani. Our catamaran...
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    Only the wife was sick, and only for the first...

    Only the wife was sick, and only for the first day, she stopped taking sea sickness tablets on day 3. The boat is stable and the sea was pretty calm most of the time. The maximum wind speed we had...
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    The only "Best Before" date I double check is for...

    The only "Best Before" date I double check is for milk.

    Once is enough in a lifetime...
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    As I mentioned, we picked up the boat at 17:00...

    As I mentioned, we picked up the boat at 17:00 and used the engines to motor out of Trogir to find a nice restaurant by the sea. The first thing that struck me was how close you can park one of these...
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    Week Sailing in Croatia

    Neither wife nor I have ever been sailing and so we jumped at the chance of something new when it presented itself. Having been cooped over for a year now, since our return from Thailand, we needed...
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    Sticky: ^^ First one is a better picture of the common...

    ^^ First one is a better picture of the common mime.

    Second is a female leopard lacewing.
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    Is that a first podium for Aston Martin? Good to...

    Is that a first podium for Aston Martin? Good to see a top 6 with all different cars...
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    Just returned from an excellent trip to Croatia...

    Just returned from an excellent trip to Croatia with the expectation of having to quarantine for 5 days and then have another PCR test. Yesterday, Croatia was taken off the risk area list for Germany...
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    ^ ...and to cap it all, judge overrules...

    ^ ...and to cap it all, judge overrules California ban on AR-15.

    ...damn good battle gun and all that...

    Crazy, crazy, crazy....
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    I'll create a thread on our trip to Croatia...

    I'll create a thread on our trip to Croatia sometime next week. In the meantime, I enjoyed a couple of the hard cheeses while I was there. This is one of them.....

    Paški sir, similar to some of...
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    I'm plumping for the electric shock... ...too...

    I'm plumping for the electric shock...

    ...too easy to make this look like an accident as well.
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    ^ Hoping Brexit will be forgotten with time is...

    ^ Hoping Brexit will be forgotten with time is hardly the way to celebrate its success...
    ...Shouldn't you be telling us that Brexit is so good for the UK that people will rejoice for the next...
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    Sticky: ^ I think the first one is a mimic of the Blue...

    ^ I think the first one is a mimic of the Blue Tiger butterfly but the black and white body gives it away as a Common Mime (Papilio clytia)

    The second also looks to be a Common Mime but this time...
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    ^ Thank-you misskit... They are saying he was...

    ^ Thank-you misskit...

    They are saying he was a "strange" employee on the BBC website. However, with the number of mass shootings in the US this year I'd have to say he's just another average...
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    Another mass shooting, this time in San Jose,...

    Another mass shooting, this time in San Jose, California.
    Eight killed in a railway yard incident. Details are a bit sketchy, looks like shooter set fire to his house first.
    Can't link from my...
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    This accident rang a bell in my memory so I...

    This accident rang a bell in my memory so I googled through a list of previous accidents and found this...

    1990 Tbilisi aerial tramway accident - Wikipedia



    Sounds very similar...
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    Americans shooting themselves in the foot?? ...

    Americans shooting themselves in the foot??

    Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

    Texas legislators have passed a bill which would allow most people to carry concealed handguns without...
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    As I suspected, a double failure... Italy...

    As I suspected, a double failure...

    Italy investigates fatal cable car crash as only survivor fights for life


    Investigators were probing the causes on Monday of a terrifying cable car crash...
  27. Could have been worse, they could have just shot...

    Could have been worse, they could have just shot the plane down.

    There will be an outcry but nothing will change. Roman Protasevich assessed the risk and got it wrong.
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    ^ Accidents like this are normally caused by a...

    ^ Accidents like this are normally caused by a number of errors and maintenance is likely to be just one component.

    I'm just curious if the traction cable failed due to fatigue or whether it was...
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    I'm curious about the gondola travelling the...

    I'm curious about the gondola travelling the other way. What happens to that one when the cable breaks?

    Lucky we have backspin to find the problem so quickly....although 'arry could be right and...
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    Death toll up to 13 now as well as the two...

    Death toll up to 13 now as well as the two children injured.

    Not sure which type of cable car it is, has gondola able to accommodate up to 40 people. Early reports suggest the cable failed.

    I...
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    ^ That was quite the disaster for Bottas... ...

    ^ That was quite the disaster for Bottas...

    Mad Max has this one and the championship lead.
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    Cable Car Accident - Italy

    My wife is always a little anxious when I suggest a ride in one, safe as houses I keep telling her....

    Italy cable car fall: Eight dead after accident near Lake Maggiore

    At least eight people...
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    Can Bottas pressure Mad Max into a mistake?...

    Can Bottas pressure Mad Max into a mistake? Currently it's too easy for Verstappen

    ^ Ferrari gambled and lost.
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    ^ Aircraft engines have already been developed...

    ^ Aircraft engines have already been developed that can run on Hydrogen so, yes, less whacky than people may think.

    Electric cars are heavy and they will need to get the weight down to produce a...
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    Airbus are apparently committing themselves to...

    Airbus are apparently committing themselves to producing a hydrogen fuelled aircraft by 2035. Interesting idea but compressed hydrogen tanks and delivery system will be challenging. There is also the...
  36. Indeed, and sells to USA and many European...

    Indeed, and sells to USA and many European countries. However, there are several substitutes that could be used.
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    In chrome you can do a safety check. It might...

    In chrome you can do a safety check. It might give a hint.
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    ^^ Late, as in evening? It could be the nocturnal...

    ^^ Late, as in evening? It could be the nocturnal carpenter bee Xylocopa tranquebarica

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    Bees of Thailand - THAILAND NATURE PROJECT

    They are quite loud when flying around...
  39. I imagine it's nothing more than another paper...

    I imagine it's nothing more than another paper tiger...


    ...although the rich and powerful will surely top the high risk groups.
  40. Sanctions need to be imposed on Israel with...

    Sanctions need to be imposed on Israel with immediate effect.
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    ^^ She had two fully equipped pelvises and had 5...

    ^^ She had two fully equipped pelvises and had 5 children, 3 from one and 2 from the other. Google is your friend.
  42. That's 32 people tested positive in one day. I...

    That's 32 people tested positive in one day.

    I don't think only is well founded in that sentence.

    What's the 7-day new incident rate in different regions of Thailand?
  43. Thread: Spoon Wars

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    Never knew about using a soup spoon as measure,...

    Never knew about using a soup spoon as measure, learn something new everyday. I've always used heaped and level teaspoon or tablespoon for measuring.

    I prefer the British style rounded soup...
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    Another mass shooting, this time at a trailer...

    Another mass shooting, this time at a trailer park birthday party in Colorado Springs. Boyfriend (ex?) turns up and shoots 6 before killing himself.


    This quote in the paper struck me...


    ...
  45. Thread: Moon Base

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    ^ Looks like they need to find something better...

    ^ Looks like they need to find something better than Covid to reduce the numbers then...
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    ^^ Brexit was not a decision based on political...

    ^^ Brexit was not a decision based on political party. In fact it has ruined both the Conservative and Labour Party.
  47. Thread: Dinner

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    Those steaks look great... ...meanwhile, I'm...

    Those steaks look great...

    ...meanwhile, I'm stuck trying to find something low cal, low chol, to eat...

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    When to plant depends on where you are in...

    When to plant depends on where you are in Thailand. For our village, in the Sakon Nakhon area, tomatoes and cucumbers are January to June depending on whether you are going to use the field for rice...
  49. Thread: Name That Car

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    Based on an early AC Cobra but not sure if it's a...

    Based on an early AC Cobra but not sure if it's a replica.
  50. ^ The reenactment of the murder was on the news a...

    ^ The reenactment of the murder was on the news a couple of days ago. He stabbed her with a knife. Apparently it was the same woman he tried to kill in Colorado and she fled back to Thailand and...
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