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Old 18th July 2018, 19:17
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I have an electric boiler now. I put it in myself and converted the system from part gravity to fully pumped. Alas these meddlings have removed its time travelling ability, now it just heats water and pumps it about.

Still, you can't have everything.

If you put it in yourself, doesn't the cable get tangled when you walk about?
Of course with the amount of Pussers ('Good to the last drop') being mentioned, walking might be seriously impaired anyway - especially if it's fully pumped.
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Old 18th July 2018, 19:18
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The Terminator option:

IF you were to go back in time, locate and bump off a person who had an adverse effect upon your life, before they had a chance to do so, then return to present time.

How do you suppose that the 'Historic Crime' would be investigated? Bearing in mind that Historic Crimes are very much the in thing for Police to be investigating nowadays.

The perpetrator, even if seen, would have been much older than you would have been at the time.
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Old 18th July 2018, 19:46
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The more you think about time travel and paradoxes the worse it gets. I always liked Star Trek's Captain Janeway's lin: "Every time I think about Temporal Mechanics I get a headache."

The Terminator film is a classic example. Answer to the problem of the machines in the future: DON'T SEND ANYBODY BACK IN TIME. It was sending somebody back that started the whole mad affair in the first place.

It does give you a headache …
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Old 18th July 2018, 20:18
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Isn't that the after effects of a tot too many?
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Old 18th July 2018, 20:55
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The more you think about time travel and paradoxes the worse it gets. I always liked Star Trek's Captain Janeway's lin: "Every time I think about Temporal Mechanics I get a headache."

The Terminator film is a classic example. Answer to the problem of the machines in the future: DON'T SEND ANYBODY BACK IN TIME. It was sending somebody back that started the whole mad affair in the first place.

It does give you a headache …
A old film was about a team of scientists who did go back in time, and were on the point of returning to the "present." The story was based on them having to accurately time their entering the time warp so that they came out at exactly the right moment. If they got their sums wrong, they had to return to the past, and try again. However, when they were back in the past, I think they kept making the same miscalculation.

Does anyone remember this story line, or the film?
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Old 18th July 2018, 22:34
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If they got their sums wrong, they had to return to the past, and try again. However, when they were back in the past, I think they kept making the same miscalculation.

Does anyone remember this story line, or the film?
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Old 19th July 2018, 11:25
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Don't remember that story, but the classic disturbing the timeline short story is 'A Sound of Thunder' written by Ray Bradbury in 1952 !!
A group of dinosaur hunters go back in time for a strictly controlled hunt, but one guy steps off the elevated road and treads on a butterfly. When they return to the present ... well ... it isn't the present they left.
Thought to be one of the origins of the expression: The Butterfly Effect.
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Old 19th July 2018, 12:29
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Bob,
If you're still needing a new flux capacitor, there's a second hand one on e-bay in 2185.
So if the gas boiler conversion is still working you can get it.
Pretty pricey, but the interest on your account(s) between now and then should cover it.
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Old 19th July 2018, 13:19
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But I spent all that interest in an alehouse in Athens celebrating the Battle of Marathon.
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Old 19th July 2018, 14:34
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Bob, would your time machine boiler work better with coal gas of old rather than natural gas?
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Old 19th July 2018, 14:42
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But I spent all that interest in an alehouse in Athens celebrating the Battle of Marathon.

Went to a good cause then
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Old 19th July 2018, 15:19
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Best in the Long Run then??

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Old 19th July 2018, 17:21
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Old 19th July 2018, 17:49
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In the late 60's Mars ran a competition for Marathon Bars ( pre Snickers era)...you had to send 5 wrappers and got the chance to write a new slogan..for money! I sent in 'Marathon, The best in the Long Run', eventually I got a letter with a voucher for a new bar!...but the slogan wasn't a success. About 5 years later,guess what, same slogan got used!

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Old 19th July 2018, 20:24
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You should go down to their offices with one of those Arnold Schwarzenegger type mini-guns and leave them in no doubt what you think of that.
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Old 19th July 2018, 21:41
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For 16 years Mars were a client of my employers and I broached the idea of some recompense from them...I was told that it didn't have anything to do with the main company but one of the many advertising agencies they had used...........

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Old 21st July 2018, 08:40
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It rained last night !!! … Clearly somebody up there threw the wrong switch …
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Old 21st July 2018, 09:30
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Rained here too..grey this morning but not cold.

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Old 21st July 2018, 12:10
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Yes! we had a drop last evening. Nothing to shout about.

Erimus - hope you clear the clouds away by Tuesday week as we heading for the Dales.

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Old 21st July 2018, 12:29
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Last evening local TV forecast overnight scattered heavy, slow-moving, thunderstorms and rain up to 500mm.


Nothing happened.
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Old 21st July 2018, 13:55
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Well , I did not need to water the garden this morning, first time for weeks.

I just had to run a squeegee over my car to prevent it drying with a load of grey dust spots.
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Old 21st July 2018, 18:00
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Yes! we had a drop last evening. Nothing to shout about.

Erimus - hope you clear the clouds away by Tuesday week as we heading for the Dales.

Neville
Still cloudy but warm here...we had quite a bit of rain yesterday,as did much of North East,saved watering but little else....forecast warm to hot here next week.

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Old 21st July 2018, 19:06
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Actually mowed the lawns today. Not so much the grass (which is brown) but raised the blades to cut the Triffids that seem to thrive on dry conditions. It looks neater now and there's less rattling noises at night.
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Old 22nd July 2018, 00:46
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I find challenging them to croquet is quite effective. Guaranteed to end in incestuous bloodshed. Salt water would not be good for the turf mowing them just spreads their spoors - grab those mallets.
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Old 22nd July 2018, 11:25
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Ahhhhh Varley, that salt water thing was the film which was diabolically bad …. John Wyndham must have spewed up when he saw that foolishness.
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