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    Sticky: Not at all sure! I did look at pictures of the...

    Not at all sure! I did look at pictures of the Indian Roller, the dark blue is very similar. Overall the colouration of the Roller looks lighter and brighter. The bird I have seen, three times now,...
  2. “The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men. Gang aft...

    “The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men. Gang aft a-gley”.

    When I was 45 I had my retirement target set at 55. I was prepared to stretch it to 60 because my youngest would still be at university...
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    Sticky: I considered posting it in your 'What is it?'...

    I considered posting it in your 'What is it?' thread. :)
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    Good luck.

    Good luck.
  5. These are 'petty patents', not invention patents....

    These are 'petty patents', not invention patents. I don't pretend to understand the details but I believe a petty patent's protection is for a shorter term than an invention patent.

    Maybe someone...
  6. Interesting and informative, although it is...

    Interesting and informative, although it is information I'd be happier without.
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    Sticky: Getting back on topic. Here is a picture of a...

    Getting back on topic. Here is a picture of a bird I have seen a few times along the lane.

    It doesn't look like much, a black bird seen from underneath against a bright sky background.

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    :chitown: Good photos. Are you still...

    :chitown:

    Good photos.

    Are you still scheduled for a Covid jab tomorrow?
  9. Some of the heat seems to be coming out of the...

    Some of the heat seems to be coming out of the Evergrande issue as a little more light falls.

    A few pundits see this now as a mostly domestic Chinese matter which China will manage. Shock waves...
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    My sister has been telling me for a while that...

    My sister has been telling me for a while that there is a critical shortage of tonic water due to the CO2 supply issue. This is seriously disrupting her gin and tonic schedule.
  11. Ursula von der Leyen?

    Ursula von der Leyen?
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    Sticky: This is true and an important point. It seems...

    This is true and an important point.

    It seems I have no greens to offer you so I'll say it here. Many people in the UK have had serious surgery postponed, consultations cancelled and diagnoses of...
  13. Once one is fully retired and dependent on...

    Once one is fully retired and dependent on investment income the options are more limited.

    If everything crashes I can't see where I could go that is more remote than where I am now!
  14. It certainly is. I enjoy a glass of wine or three...

    It certainly is. I enjoy a glass of wine or three and I'd enjoy it a lot more if it was half the price.

    This is perhaps the first government proposal this year that has my full support.
  15. Thread: Solex project

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    TD, I think you were blessed with a very...

    TD, I think you were blessed with a very competent builder. My guy had a couple of people who were here throughout and a good many who came and went for particular jobs, like the wiring and the...
  16. Thread: Daily Moan

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    For me, this is a yes and a no. I can open...

    For me, this is a yes and a no.

    I can open the hotspot on my phone and run the tv from that Internet connection, yes. I can watch on the tv what is playing on the tv.

    Can I watch on the tv...
  17. Thread: Daily Moan

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    Mea culpa. I just jumped on my soap box and...

    Mea culpa. I just jumped on my soap box and ranted and jumped off again.

    I should really have taken the time to go to the 'Advanced' view and see what it looks like. Not an excuse but the TD...
  18. Thread: Daily Moan

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    Fair enuf.

    Fair enuf.
  19. Thread: Solex project

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    Maybe I am only repeating what TD has already...

    Maybe I am only repeating what TD has already said. We got the BoQ from the builder and pretty much rubber-stamped it because we weren't able to challenge him too much on the steel and the concrete...
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    My village has no Internet cable and after a ToT...

    My village has no Internet cable and after a ToT survey we know we'll not be getting one anytime soon. My True mobile has reception in the house so I bought their home wireless router and a contract...
  21. The theft is abhorrent, yet they were only...

    The theft is abhorrent, yet they were only stealing something that was going to be removed from the ecosystem anyway, under licence.

    They are all vile.

    Does the '9th bird's nest concession'...
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    I have long found online banking to be tedious...

    I have long found online banking to be tedious and more than once my access was cancelled for some unexplained 'security' issue. Then it was very, very difficult to get it re-enabled.

    That said,...
  23. Highly unlikely doesn't mean it will not happen...

    Highly unlikely doesn't mean it will not happen 20 years from now. They might be on the fringes of fantasy, yet I'm sure both sides already have people gaming these sorts of scenarios. I don't lose...
  24. Looking a long way forward, if a much larger...

    Looking a long way forward, if a much larger Chinese navy can use Gwadar as a springboard and maybe, who knows, a new port in Myanmar, then the Chinese could command the Indian ocean and effectively...
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    Nope. I cannot. :)

    Nope. I cannot. :)
  26. Thread: Dinner

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    What is in that little plastic tub? I have to...

    What is in that little plastic tub?

    I have to say Armstrong, you have introduced me to a wider range of processed foods than I had ever imagined existed.
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    Turks usually relish kebab sauce.

    Turks usually relish kebab sauce.
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    China Evergrande is not 'too big to fail', says...

    China Evergrande is not 'too big to fail', says Global Times editor

    HONG KONG, Sept 17 (Reuters) - The editor-in-chief of state-backed Chinese newspaper Global Times warned debt-ridden property...
  29. Thread: Dirty Jokes.

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    Equally unamusing? The answer to the whale...

    Equally unamusing?

    The answer to the whale joke is something about 'four skin divers'. Ho, ho, ho.
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    That answers 'what', not yet 'how' or 'why'. ...

    That answers 'what', not yet 'how' or 'why'.




    That in itself is suspicious. :)
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    A bit of a sidestep but this is still about...

    A bit of a sidestep but this is still about property-related China businesses.

    One thing that has already happened is that the DICJ, the enforcement arm of the government, has doubled its...
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    Steadily teasing each aperture directly inspires...

    Steadily teasing each aperture directly inspires loud yelling.
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    A bit of a story. I ordered the builder to get...

    A bit of a story. I ordered the builder to get the specific Bluescope roof steel with metal foil. When the steel arrived there was no foil backing. The builder shrugged and said he thought I meant...
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    That's a good idea. I have never seen that. Next...

    That's a good idea. I have never seen that. Next time!
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    75768 Well done! You got through it.

    75768

    Well done! You got through it.
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    This is a bit of a long read. The bit that...

    This is a bit of a long read.
    The bit that caught my eye was about the scale of the Evergrande debt being Publicly acknowledged debt is $300 bln. That is 2.4X the $123.8 bln cost of the bailout of...
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    That's a shame. She probably goes to sleep...

    That's a shame. She probably goes to sleep dreaming of a new circular saw.
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    Sites in Thailand excite speculation.

    Sites in Thailand excite speculation.
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    Evergrande: Shares in cash-strapped China...

    Evergrande: Shares in cash-strapped China property giant plunge

    Evergrande: Shares in cash-strapped China property giant plunge - BBC News
  40. This was in response to your suggestion that a...

    This was in response to your suggestion that a letter was:




    Maybe I'll say it more slowly:

    Not generally admissible does not mean automatically inadmissible, there are exceptions such as...
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    It's all so inevitable. This was my post on the...

    It's all so inevitable. This was my post on the Biden made the right call thread:
    ...
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    Falling apart already: Afghanistan: Taliban...

    Falling apart already:

    Afghanistan: Taliban leaders in bust-up at presidential palace, sources say

    By Khudai Noor Nasar
    BBC Islamabad

    A major row broke out between leaders of the Taliban...
  43. Do you have a source? My MM2H group was buzzing...

    Do you have a source? My MM2H group was buzzing with negativity following the Home Minister's remarks yesterday:

    KUALA LUMPUR – The government will not review the new and more stringent conditions...
  44. A very good question. My MM2H visa requires...

    A very good question.

    My MM2H visa requires renewal because my passport is expiring. I'm not sure that I want to jump through all the hoops of getting down there and maybe getting knocked back and...
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    FTFY :chitown:

    FTFY :chitown:
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    Those things noodle shop owners buy by the...

    Those things noodle shop owners buy by the sackful on the basis of cheapest is best? I don't eat those, whatever they claim to be, at best they are the scrapings off the floor. I always order noodles...
  47. I suspect that Malaysia's revision of the MM2H...

    I suspect that Malaysia's revision of the MM2H program will be seen as an opportunity by Thailand.
  48. And some casinos? Maybe someone will think that...

    And some casinos? Maybe someone will think that is a good way to revive the economy after Covid. I don't, but there is so much cash in the business that I am sure some decision makers can be...
  49. I have to admit that it isn't a term I have heard...

    I have to admit that it isn't a term I have heard before. Someone needs to tell the OED, it isn't there yet.

    Definitions, Meanings, Synonyms, and Grammar by Oxford Dictionary on Lexico.com
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    If I saw a lady wearing Spam earrings, I'd expect...

    If I saw a lady wearing Spam earrings, I'd expect someone to ask if she fancied being in a sandwich. :)

    (Follow me for more great pick-up lines.)
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