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Forum: The Pig & Whistle 2nd January 2020, 21:36
Replies: 405
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Dartmouth Street Secondary Modern School was...

Dartmouth Street Secondary Modern School was similar to a convent !! :p

..insomuch as it was on the same planet ... (ish) :egg:
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 2nd January 2020, 19:37
Replies: 405
Views: 42,192
Posted By BobClay
Try as I might I can't see how a pack of cards...

Try as I might I can't see how a pack of cards can get a column of tanks across a river.:p
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 2nd January 2020, 11:28
Replies: 405
Views: 42,192
Posted By BobClay
Pontoon: "A watertight float or vessel used...

Pontoon:

"A watertight float or vessel used where buoyancy is required in water, as in supporting a bridge, in salvage work, or where a temporary or mobile structure is required in military...
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 31st December 2019, 10:25
Replies: 14
Views: 297
Posted By BobClay
My GCE lit had 'Tale of Two Cities' which is a...

My GCE lit had 'Tale of Two Cities' which is a bit more exciting, but the Shakespeare play was 'Twelfth Night.' No medieval battles, no car chases put me off Shakespeare in the same way until I...
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 30th December 2019, 19:48
Replies: 14
Views: 297
Posted By BobClay
After much table thumping in the pub I came home...

After much table thumping in the pub I came home and also watched it back to back.

Have to say was quite impressed on the take still the Dickensian format, but curiously illuminated by prism...
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 30th December 2019, 11:23
Replies: 14
Views: 297
Posted By BobClay
That was recommended to me in the pub !!! ...

That was recommended to me in the pub !!! (Thought I knew the story )

I've downloaded it and yet to watch. (Got to fit it in with all the other downloaded stuff while I was away. All I've...
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 30th December 2019, 11:20
Replies: 405
Views: 42,192
Posted By BobClay
.. and all this started from a floorboard...

.. and all this started from a floorboard cruncher upperer .. (SI description ?)

You're right what a website !! :supercool:
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 30th December 2019, 00:09
Replies: 405
Views: 42,192
Posted By BobClay
A clarifier is a very fine tuning control often...

A clarifier is a very fine tuning control often included on communication receivers. :big_tongue:
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 29th December 2019, 20:53
Replies: 405
Views: 42,192
Posted By BobClay
I've always wanted to go into a tool shop to buy...

I've always wanted to go into a tool shop to buy a file and have the following conversation:

"Can I buy a file please ?"
"Do you want one of the bastards off the top shelf ?"
"No, I'll have one...
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 29th December 2019, 10:30
Replies: 405
Views: 42,192
Posted By BobClay
These aren't my vices. They belong to a mad...

These aren't my vices. They belong to a mad Irishman who lives in my hometown and buys them at car boot sales for his collection.

My vices are kept in a secret file buried deep beneath the...
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 29th December 2019, 02:02
Replies: 405
Views: 42,192
Posted By BobClay
;). Nice one

;). Nice one
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 28th December 2019, 22:42
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Views: 42,192
Posted By BobClay
Calling all engineers. Can anyone tell me...

Calling all engineers.

Can anyone tell me what this blue thing is ? at first I thought it was some kind of pipe bender but that doesn't make much sense.

Appreciate any ideas . :smoking:
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 22nd December 2019, 14:45
Replies: 405
Views: 42,192
Posted By BobClay
PS I was able to listen to the Kiwi's on my own...

PS I was able to listen to the Kiwi's on my own SDR but not as good a signal as the website. His aerial is a lot better than mine by the look of it. :brain:
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 22nd December 2019, 12:09
Replies: 405
Views: 42,192
Posted By BobClay
Ahhh but football club could allow you to listen...

Ahhh but football club could allow you to listen to New Zealand International Radio of a morning ? The transmitter is located at Rangitaiki, nearly 10,000 km distance. (From Utwente.)

The magic...
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 21st December 2019, 23:42
Replies: 405
Views: 42,192
Posted By BobClay
What a way to spend a Saturday. Been working all...

What a way to spend a Saturday. Been working all day on a sound problem with a PC with regard to receiving telex via a website SNR. This one:

http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/

What this does...
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 21st December 2019, 11:05
Replies: 405
Views: 42,192
Posted By BobClay
FAB :big_tongue:

FAB :big_tongue:
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 20th December 2019, 01:30
Replies: 405
Views: 42,192
Posted By BobClay
Not sure if you'll need a Facebook account to see...

Not sure if you'll need a Facebook account to see this link, but I'll put it up anyway. I've nearly hurt myself laughing at it ….
...
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 16th December 2019, 13:56
Replies: 405
Views: 42,192
Posted By BobClay
You can't have too many monitors. :big_tongue:

You can't have too many monitors. :big_tongue:
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 16th December 2019, 11:19
Replies: 405
Views: 42,192
Posted By BobClay
Been doing something in recent days I hadn't done...

Been doing something in recent days I hadn't done in over 30 years. Taking a weather fax chart. Some may remember those smelly things on the bridge which often required a bit of delicate tuning. One...
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 30th November 2019, 15:46
Replies: 426
Views: 61,131
Posted By BobClay
A loud pounding on the front door awakened a man...

A loud pounding on the front door awakened a man and his wife at 3:00 am. The man gets up and goes to the door where a drunken stranger, standing in the pouring rain, is asking for a push.
"Not a...
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 26th November 2019, 14:27
Replies: 13
Views: 593
Posted By BobClay
It's designed to turn all the nice black ink on...

It's designed to turn all the nice black ink on your bank statement to red. :big_tongue:
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 26th November 2019, 00:06
Replies: 13
Views: 593
Posted By BobClay
'Black Friday' very possibly the longest drawn...

'Black Friday' very possibly the longest drawn out day of all time. Or at least, so I thought . then I got an email today saying: 'Continuing bargains for Black November.'

Where will it end ? ...
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 22nd November 2019, 21:22
Replies: 405
Views: 42,192
Posted By BobClay
Buoy 64975 at 88.9 North :eek: ...

Buoy 64975 at 88.9 North :eek:

Temperature: -57.1 :eek: :eek:

(That's even colder than a Yorkshireman's wallet :shock: )
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 22nd November 2019, 15:34
Replies: 405
Views: 42,192
Posted By BobClay
Interesting site which shows weather obs sites...

Interesting site which shows weather obs sites from all over the world, including ships, which you can click on and either gloat or pine. They've even got one on the North end of Greenland,...
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 20th November 2019, 11:53
Replies: 13
Views: 593
Posted By BobClay
It is mad. Couple of weeks ago my old electric...

It is mad. Couple of weeks ago my old electric kettle started to leak, so I bought a new one online. Ever since I've been bombarded with adverts and spam mail and cookie based pop ups trying to...
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