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Forum: Say Hello 17th October 2021, 21:42
Replies: 12
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Posted By BobClay
Also welcome. This is the world of the Internet,...

Also welcome. This is the world of the Internet, where you can translate any language to any other language pretty much. (Mind you I have to take the translation on faith .... :o )
Forum: The Radio Room 16th October 2021, 11:02
Replies: 26
Views: 3,096
Posted By BobClay
Book received. Many thanks.:)

Book received. Many thanks.:)
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 15th October 2021, 12:25
Replies: 897
Views: 250,610
Posted By BobClay
I remember my Old Man back in the day when the...

I remember my Old Man back in the day when the fuse wire burnt out in the box. (Old council houses.) The were coils of various grades of fuse wire sat on top of the box and as I watched him...
Forum: The Radio Room 13th October 2021, 10:12
Replies: 26
Views: 3,096
Posted By BobClay
It's on its way .... :)

It's on its way .... :)
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 5th October 2021, 23:37
Replies: 897
Views: 250,610
Posted By BobClay
Right, that's it. It's Ian M. Banks style...

Right, that's it. It's Ian M. Banks style MONSTER GROAN-O-METER time ... !!! :sweat:
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 1st October 2021, 13:19
Replies: 897
Views: 250,610
Posted By BobClay
A farmer stopped by the local garage to have his...

A farmer stopped by the local garage to have his truck fixed. They couldn't do it while he waited, so he said he didn't live far and would just walk home.

On the way home he stopped at B & Q and...
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 27th September 2021, 14:55
Replies: 897
Views: 250,610
Posted By BobClay
"This is a Smith and Wesson Model 29. It...

"This is a Smith and Wesson Model 29. It chambers a .44 Magnum round which makes it one of the most powerful handguns in the world.
♫♫♫ One Way, or Another ♪♪♪ You're coming with me." :sweat:
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 23rd September 2021, 10:21
Replies: 258
Views: 24,995
Posted By BobClay
In terms of reads most have probably heard of, or...

In terms of reads most have probably heard of, or read 'Watership Down.' I wonder how many have heard of or read 'Duncton Wood ?'

It's based on Moles and although many compare it to 'Watership...
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 22nd September 2021, 12:30
Replies: 258
Views: 24,995
Posted By BobClay
Martian Minion: "Oh Master, those Earthlings have...

Martian Minion: "Oh Master, those Earthlings have been at it again. This time they crossed into the rock garden and started drilling more holes. There's dust and tracks all over the place, and the...
Forum: Container Vessels 21st September 2021, 19:36
Replies: 214
Views: 14,365
Posted By BobClay
In the Midlands canals are referred to as 'the...

In the Midlands canals are referred to as 'the cut.' A ditch is somewhere you might sleep temporarily on the way home from the pub. :sweat:
Forum: Container Vessels 21st September 2021, 17:03
Replies: 214
Views: 14,365
Posted By BobClay
Whatever happened to: "Went down the cut."...

Whatever happened to: "Went down the cut." ?
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 16th September 2021, 16:46
Replies: 258
Views: 24,995
Posted By BobClay
I was noting some of the comments in the gallery...

I was noting some of the comments in the gallery about the BBC drama series 'Vigil' and thought not to answer, as I'm quite enjoying it.

Yes, I know, utterly far fetched. The thought of dropping a...
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 15th September 2021, 09:50
Replies: 258
Views: 24,995
Posted By BobClay
If I were to ask where you think this picture was...

If I were to ask where you think this picture was taken, you'd probably think that's a bit hard.
Could be anywhere in the world !!
It isn't.
Taken on Mars by NASA's Curiosity rover. :shock:
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 13th September 2021, 20:26
Replies: 897
Views: 250,610
Posted By BobClay
Sometimes it's difficult to cover your tracks...

Sometimes it's difficult to cover your tracks ..... :sweat:
Forum: Container Vessels 12th September 2021, 11:09
Replies: 214
Views: 14,365
Posted By BobClay
Well .... the answer lois in the soil .... and...

Well .... the answer lois in the soil .... and it's in pecks and bushels as all country folks knows.

For townies, think the length of the good King Henry VIII's arm. :smoking:

(Nibbles in...
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 12th September 2021, 11:04
Replies: 258
Views: 24,995
Posted By BobClay
Looking at the football prima donnas who get paid...

Looking at the football prima donnas who get paid hundreds of thousands of pounds a week and apparently receive severe injuries when a butterfly lands on them, a parachute might not be a bad idea.
...
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 11th September 2021, 23:10
Replies: 258
Views: 24,995
Posted By BobClay
My first introduction to helicopters was straight...

My first introduction to helicopters was straight from school in 1963 when I joined the Met Office and reported for work at the helicopter training station at Tern Hill. I was only there two weeks...
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 11th September 2021, 14:45
Replies: 258
Views: 24,995
Posted By BobClay
PS ... didn't use a calculator although there's a...

PS ... didn't use a calculator although there's a perfectly good one in Windows and on the phone. I should have twigged the answer was wrong straight off but I was tired and shagged out after a long...
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 11th September 2021, 14:41
Replies: 258
Views: 24,995
Posted By BobClay
You're right, I got my zeroes mixed up. Mars is...

You're right, I got my zeroes mixed up. Mars is nearly 250,000,000 miles away at the moment. It's on the other side of the Sun.

Hence the delays in data comms.
Forum: Container Vessels 10th September 2021, 23:48
Replies: 214
Views: 14,365
Posted By BobClay
We're gonna need a bigger bacofoil hat !!...

We're gonna need a bigger bacofoil hat !! :big_tongue:
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 10th September 2021, 23:46
Replies: 258
Views: 24,995
Posted By BobClay
Fixing a wobbly helicopter from nearly a quarter...

Fixing a wobbly helicopter from nearly a quarter of a million miles away. That's quite a ground crew ... :)
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 10th September 2021, 10:42
Replies: 258
Views: 24,995
Posted By BobClay
You had a bath ???? LUXURY !!

You had a bath ????

LUXURY !!
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 9th September 2021, 09:14
Replies: 897
Views: 250,610
Posted By BobClay
My thoughts ...... (I'm the one on the right.)

My thoughts ...... (I'm the one on the right.)
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 7th September 2021, 19:53
Replies: 258
Views: 24,995
Posted By BobClay
That would be something if two green claw like...

That would be something if two green claw like hands with a dust pan and brush appeared from the side of the shot and cleaned up the dust. !!

:eek:
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 6th September 2021, 19:20
Replies: 258
Views: 24,995
Posted By BobClay
That's the bit I find really astounding. Getting...

That's the bit I find really astounding. Getting those pix back to Earth given the difficulties of communications in terms of choice of routes and data rates.

Bashing a Morse key in the Pacific...
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