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Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 22nd May 2021, 15:27
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Posted By SJB
Great Pamir documentary!

Though I lack the possibility of making any profit on the products here sold, I fully understand the possibility that the moderators will see this more as advertising than a review of material...
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 28th March 2021, 19:32
Replies: 15
Views: 1,180
Posted By SJB
Just move the SIM card from the old phone to the...

Just move the SIM card from the old phone to the new one, or rather have the one that is selling you the new one do it for you. And, oh yes, if you need to change the card, he/she will tap in the...
Forum: Mess Deck 25th December 2020, 03:39
Replies: 9
Views: 1,463
Posted By SJB
So what is your preferred terminology here? Would...

So what is your preferred terminology here? Would secondhand do?. What about thirdhand, fourth and so on? I searched my Roget's backwards and forwards, but could not find anything nicer. Besides,...
Forum: Mess Deck 24th December 2020, 17:28
Replies: 9
Views: 1,463
Posted By SJB
Thanks a lot. No I am not searching for the...

Thanks a lot. No I am not searching for the history of a particular ship, I just found myself wondering how it was done. something you have answered very satisfactorily. Of course the shipowners also...
Forum: Mess Deck 24th December 2020, 12:32
Replies: 9
Views: 1,463
Posted By SJB
Question regarding the sale of used ships.

When the history of ships are recounted here this often includes a lot of diferent owners, sometimes there are but a few moths betwen one and the next. And this goes way back in the times before the...
Forum: Ships & The Breakers 7th December 2020, 12:55
Replies: 38
Views: 10,089
Posted By SJB
When I was a youngster we lived next to a smithy...

When I was a youngster we lived next to a smithy that hooved horses and this was in the middle of a fairly big town. And round the corner was a horse's drinking fountain, hewn out of one big piece of...
Forum: Mess Deck 24th November 2020, 12:35
Replies: 2
Views: 889
Posted By SJB
A gallery of pictures (it did not load very fast...

A gallery of pictures (it did not load very fast for me, so maybe you too might need a bit of patience): https://www.nrk.no/dokumentar/xl/den-glemte-titanic-1.7932297?index=24#album-1-7940570
Here...
Forum: The Arts & Entertainment forum 22nd November 2020, 05:26
Replies: 117
Views: 58,379
Posted By SJB
The Stones and the Beatles paid their homage to...

The Stones and the Beatles paid their homage to Chuck Berry, and through him to the old blues-men. I do not think they had to, and I also do not think ABBA could allow themselves to. Their roots,...
Forum: Shipbuilding 1900 -1960 21st November 2020, 20:18
Replies: 14
Views: 13,934
Posted By SJB
It would not do buying British warships from Fred...

It would not do buying British warships from Fred Olsen I suppose, and it certainly would not do buying them from China. But building warships for the government is not like competing on the open...
Forum: Shipbuilding 1900 -1960 21st November 2020, 19:04
Replies: 14
Views: 13,934
Posted By SJB
What organisation is that? One year ago Dolphin...

What organisation is that? One year ago Dolphin Energy, owned by Fred Olsen was the owner of the yard, and filed for bankruptcy. According to Fred Olsen (Who is not the first head of the Fred Olsen...
Forum: Stormy Weather 20th November 2020, 08:00
Replies: 36
Views: 4,803
Posted By SJB
If we are to enter into a discussion of why the...

If we are to enter into a discussion of why the democratic socialist parties - type British Labour - are leaking voters to the populist right, I will suggest a perfectly simple explanation. It is...
Forum: Stormy Weather 19th November 2020, 11:58
Replies: 36
Views: 4,803
Posted By SJB
Which remind of a likewise irrelevant story. I...

Which remind of a likewise irrelevant story. I was working as a night watch in the Aker ship-yard in Oslo. An in the early morning I picked up the newspaper that we received one free of, and which...
Forum: Stormy Weather 19th November 2020, 07:43
Replies: 36
Views: 4,803
Posted By SJB
No, it is SeatheShips, one word and sea, not see....

No, it is SeatheShips, one word and sea, not see. I have mentioned it here before, but it is not a name you find by happenstance, and that claim has been adequately illustrated here.
Forum: Stormy Weather 17th November 2020, 21:20
Replies: 36
Views: 4,803
Posted By SJB
I think I will agree with Malcolm G in #2. On SN...

I think I will agree with Malcolm G in #2. On SN in its heyday there was at least two experts on every theme related to historical shipping, and who could debate and explain and draw others to the...
Forum: Stormy Weather 15th November 2020, 17:02
Replies: 36
Views: 4,803
Posted By SJB
I miss the ability to leaf back through comments...

I miss the ability to leaf back through comments in the gallery, it was what I started with in the old SN.
Forum: The Arts & Entertainment forum 15th October 2020, 05:52
Replies: 117
Views: 58,379
Posted By SJB
Sadly she got Parkinson's disease early, and that...

Sadly she got Parkinson's disease early, and that was the end of her singing career. https://www.newyorker.com/culture/the-new-yorker-interview/linda-ronstadt-has-found-another-voice
Forum: The Arts & Entertainment forum 13th October 2020, 13:25
Replies: 117
Views: 58,379
Posted By SJB
I was trying to log onto this whistling tune at...

I was trying to log onto this whistling tune at #90, but this had some copyright troubles, so YouTube gave me Wynton Marsalis and Eric Clapton at the Lincoln Center with Corinne Corina in a video...
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 8th October 2020, 18:24
Replies: 21
Views: 3,093
Posted By SJB
I just bought a new copy of Joyce's "Finnegan's...

I just bought a new copy of Joyce's "Finnegan's Wake." I tried to read it some forty years ago, as a sort of intellectual stunt. I think I managed to trace every letter on about one third of the...
Forum: Say Hello 30th September 2020, 18:50
Replies: 8
Views: 2,722
Posted By SJB
"Mange takk for det" ("Many thanks for that"), I...

"Mange takk for det" ("Many thanks for that"), I hope I can continue to produce posts that can be described as such.
Forum: Say Hello 29th September 2020, 19:39
Replies: 8
Views: 2,722
Posted By SJB
Another site, another name.

I now use the name "SJB," but to many here I am still "stein." I did neither change my name, nor use fully use it when I moved here from SN. Which in hindsight might have been a bit stupid. My real...
Forum: The Galley 26th September 2020, 11:26
Replies: 23
Views: 4,973
Posted By SJB
Regarding pilots and uniformed crews, looking far...

Regarding pilots and uniformed crews, looking far from either strange or snobbish, I read this story in one of Basil Lubbock books There was this skipper who was terribly cross-eyed, and suffered...
Forum: The Arts & Entertainment forum 26th September 2020, 10:59
Replies: 41
Views: 39,570
Posted By SJB
You think he is fast now - look at him when he...

You think he is fast now - look at him when he was a child: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_uLEIphzFA
Forum: The Galley 25th September 2020, 10:48
Replies: 23
Views: 4,973
Posted By SJB
It seems that in Norway at least, the terms...

It seems that in Norway at least, the terms "pepita" and "cooks trousers" are nearly interchangeable. The selection available today seems formidable:...
Forum: The Arts & Entertainment forum 24th September 2020, 23:29
Replies: 41
Views: 39,570
Posted By SJB
Really not bad, I quite liked parts of it, might...

Really not bad, I quite liked parts of it, might well like it better on a second hearing, and I will accept a connection to Zappa, but what the connection to Abba is I have no idea. If I should...
Forum: The Arts & Entertainment forum 24th September 2020, 16:59
Replies: 41
Views: 39,570
Posted By SJB
The Germans voted for the greatest popular tune...

The Germans voted for the greatest popular tune of all time a couple of years back, and "La Paloma" won by a good margin. But the Germans preferred it sung by their own Freddy Quinn...
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