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Old 31st December 2018, 16:05
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Hey Naytikos - see what you've started ?
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Old 31st December 2018, 18:57
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I didn't see it
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Old 24th January 2019, 19:00
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Old 24th January 2019, 23:04
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Quoting from Mourinho and Wenger the 2 famous (infamous) past football managers who said that whenever they were asked for their comments when one of their team hacked an opposition player down and got away with it.
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Old 6th February 2019, 15:08
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Who's for a quick trip on a box boat ? … and yer don't have to pack bags or catch planes. Just sit in front of the screen and enjoy the time lapse ..

https://youtu.be/AHrCI9eSJGQ
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Old 6th February 2019, 15:59
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Not very romantic, sadly. Arriving on Hong Kong! Looks like a load of boxes and handling gear. It would be interesting to see a similar video from the bow so you could see the sea.
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Old 3rd March 2019, 16:27
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I imagine we are all sensible enough to be flat earthers, can anyone explain why this chap Elong Musk has spent so much money faking up a load more japery when it is still perfectly current to say that the flag on the moon quite visibly signalled "fake" in semaphore?
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This should be something to see if you've got a spare ten thousand trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion years:-

A true kiss of death …..

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Sorry, Bob, I can't spare the time - need to go and get the milk.
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Old 9th April 2019, 16:17
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No wonder Patrick Moore was known for his speed of speech.
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10¹⁰⁰ years.

(I've been trying to superscript for hours and finally cracked it by cheating. You try typing 'trillion' eight bloody times …)

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Old 10th April 2019, 19:38
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This should be something to see if you've got a spare ten thousand trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion years:-

A true kiss of death …..

https://youtu.be/uD4izuDMUQA
That's all a bit worrying - particularly when I've just set out my first earlies (Sharpes Express this time). I worried about it some years ago, and wrote this:

FIFTEEN POINTS FOR THE END OF THE UNIVERSE

How would it be if all this collapsed into a singularity?
Will W.B. Yeats’ tombstone be ripped from the Sligo earth to whirl through time into unspeakably compressed blackness, calling out as it goes:
“Cast a cold Eye
On Life, on Death.
Horseman pass by.”

The lines of migrating geese, where would they go in Autumn?

And Carlos Williams’ white chickens finally bereft of the red wheelbarrow......

Will there be puffs of smoke from the Vatican? And what colour will they be?

When God rings up, who will answer the phone?

Will it ring in the Vatican or on the Rabbi’s desk in Jerusalem?
Or will some mullah break off in mid rant to grab his mobile?

Will that funny black thing in Mecca begin to speak and will it say:
“I’ve been out to lunch, is something happening?”

What would happen to the Queen’s underclothes, hung out to dry, on lines, in secret places?

Should we put the jam in the fridge and give a final check to the humane mouse traps?

Should we have a bell five minutes beforehand, and after we have eaten all the chocolate?

Would Tony Blair speak unto us one last sound-bite, telling us “it will all turn out for the best“?

Would the Americans switch off the lights?

Will we be interested when the missing weapons of mass destruction start going off, deep in caves in the Hindu Kush?

What will be the last poem? Will it be any good?

And how will the ewe, down by the loch, find her lamb?

June 2004 Loch Voil
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Old 10th April 2019, 23:31
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I'm minded of an epitaph proposed for the 300 Spartans who died at Thermopylae … not that different from the early quote in your post:

Go tell the Spartans, thou who passest by
That here, obedient to their laws, we lie.


Of course, this is as much legend as anything, although I'm not saying it reduces the power of the words. (Sadly I've seen it displayed as the great defence against the evils of Islam, rather strangely as the event took place long before Islam (or Christianity for that matter) ever existed.

Another wonderful quote famously used by Robert Oppenheimer after he witnessed the first atomic explosion, in which he himself pretty much played a major part, was:

"Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds."

This was taken from the Hindu text Bhagavad Gita. But it is interesting that this is down to translation by western scholars. Another translation I've read is that the text reads:

"I am time, destroyer of all things."

The reason I kind of like the second one is that it pretty much echoes a fundamental law of physics called the Second Law of Thermodynamics.

But you have draw your own conclusions, I'm inclined to go with what you might possibly think is the more pessimistic view. (On these sorts of time scales, none of it means shit anyway.)
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You can't make heat travel from the cooler to the hotter?

You can try it if you like but you far better not-a

(Flanders and Swann not Charles and Boyle)

Why is it then that the young people think 'cool' is a good thing? They might as well use, as did F&S, 'That's entropy, man'.
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You can't make heat travel from the cooler to the hotter?

You can try it if you like but you far better not-a

(Flanders and Swann not Charles and Boyle)

Why is it then that the young people think 'cool' is a good thing? They might as well use, as did F&S, 'That's entropy, man'.
He said with a grin, as he wiped off his chin --"Have some Madeira, my dear"
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Old 13th April 2019, 09:56
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And a beard in her earhole which tickled and said...….

(But not much use if you share the same tendency with respect to gin!)
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Old 14th April 2019, 07:14
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With a smile on her face, and an ache in her head ----


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And a beard in her earhole which tickled and said...….

(But not much use if you share the same tendency with respect to gin!)
My general rule of thumb is that if contains alcohol, it's OK (With the exception of Ouzo and Retsina.)
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Old 14th April 2019, 10:18
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I had a few Ouzo's in Suva once and the next morning I felt terrible. However, after careful scientific analysis I noted that since I had felt fine when I went to my bunk, but diabolical when I got out of it, it wasn't the Ouzo that did it, but the sleep.

There have been a number of occasions since when I've noted the same thing with various beverages.

It's the sleep that does it.
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