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Old 22nd September 2021, 22:26
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I have been re-reading the original "Cosmos" by Carl Sagan. Fascinating, given the pass of time and events, his original comments!
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Old 23rd September 2021, 00:54
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I have been re-reading the original "Cosmos" by Carl Sagan. Fascinating, given the pass of time and events, his original comments!
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Read "The Demon Haunted World" by Sagan. I reread Sagan fairly regularly.
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Old 23rd September 2021, 06:11
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I'm a "Wind in the Willows" man myself. Brer Rabbit comes a close second. Does anyone remember the scribbles of Erich Anton Paul von Däniken who started many rows in the Smokerooms of the 1970's?
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Old 23rd September 2021, 06:29
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Nice one E.S.

First book I remember having as a child was 'The wind in the willows', Recently purchased hardback version off fleabay (as new) for a couple of quid and read it again. What a gem!

Stay safe and well all.
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Old 23rd September 2021, 07:39
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I'm a "Wind in the Willows" man myself. Brer Rabbit comes a close second. Does anyone remember the scribbles of Erich Anton Paul von Däniken who started many rows in the Smokerooms of the 1970's?
Me too for the Wind in the Willows.
I have a VHS tape of an animated version somewhere from when the kids were little. I must have a search for it sometime when I have a month to spare.
Why is it that I imagine you as Mr Toad.?
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Old 23rd September 2021, 08:03
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On the subject of moving rocks I wonder how our Antipodean representative is faring with today’s movements near Mansfield, Vic.
All well Geoff?
Yes all OK. Thanks Malcolm.

Bit scary though. It started with a loud 'air borne' rumbling that could be felt as much as heard; then a few seconds later the house started to shake for, I guess, 10 seconds or so.

I was standing in the bedroom looking at the ensuite door frame and it was a bit like a very out of focus photo. I reckon the door frame (and the whole house, of course) was oscillating sideways a couple of inches. A better description is perhaps looking at one of those old three dimension red and green photos without the 3 D glasses. Everything was sort of beside itself.

No real damage thankfully. Only our daughter's wedding photo which rattled off a cabinet and smashed plus an inherently unstable vase that fell over but didn't break.

Some of those old Matchbox model vintage cars also ran about amongst stuff in the crystal cabinet.

Thanks again for asking.

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Old 23rd September 2021, 08:20
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A very graphic update, ta.
Good that you, and your home, are still standing.
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Old 23rd September 2021, 08:31
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Does anyone remember the scribbles of Erich Anton Paul von Däniken who started many rows in the Smokerooms of the 1970's?
Oh yes, I probably still have a couple of his books.
They were interesting, not for his theories, but from his system of argument. It is something that academics and legal folk still hold up as how NOT to prove a proposal.
A string of concepts, opinions and what-ifs is presented as ‘proof’ because they are put across in such a manner that they appear be linked and supporting, which mostly, they are not.
On the other hand newspapers continue to use the same technique.
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Old 23rd September 2021, 10:21
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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 Down,' ... it is darker and goes much deeper. (No pun intended.)

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Old 23rd September 2021, 11:30
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I'll leave the moles to John Le Carre. (The "e" ought to have a wee thing over it but this is an Nicaraguan keyboard.)
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Old 23rd September 2021, 15:48
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I read some more "Cosmos" last night, to the end of the chapter on the Voyager missions. Very interesting ideas, hypotheses and a surprising view of future missions showing, I think, the considerable forward vision of the scientists and technicians of the project.

I would also recommend "Tales from the Riverbank", a favourite of mine when a kid and it still causes chuckles! My wife, who loves "talking animal" jokes, goes into a kind of reverie when she watches it! What out for Guinea Pig in my daughter's (not) Jeep! (She has a Patriot, not a Willy's)

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Old 23rd September 2021, 20:44
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I'm a "Wind in the Willows" man myself. Brer Rabbit comes a close second. Does anyone remember the scribbles of Erich Anton Paul von Däniken who started many rows in the Smokerooms of the 1970's?
Yes, I remember reading Chariots of the Gods in the '70s. Interesting stuff at the time.
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Old 23rd September 2021, 21:45
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I am delighted to hear that the earth moved for YM. At his age pleasure has to be taken when the opportunity arises, Arises?
Would that we had a little trembler here in Dublin.
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Old 23rd September 2021, 22:18
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ES, would that be a Knee Trembler by any chance.
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Old 24th September 2021, 01:32
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Come to Mexico - The last "knee trembler" was 6.9 on 7th September at 20:57 hours! I was getting undressed to get in bed early. First, the bed moved N/S, then E/W. Mrs. Makko was watching the chandelier over the stairwell "dancing"!

In 2017, I went to Managua - It rumbled.
Then I went to Chile - It rumbled.
Then I came back to Mexico, 7th and 19th September, it rumbled! The last was a "big'un". It took six hours to get home (13 Kms.).

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Old 24th September 2021, 03:23
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Biggest knee trembler I was ever in was when I lived in Alaska.

The 1964 Alaska earthquake, the strongest earthquake ever recorded in North America, struck Alaska’s Prince William Sound, about 74 miles southeast of Anchorage. Most of Alaska’s mainland felt the magnitude 9.2 earthquake, which wobbled Seattle’s Space Needle some 1,200 miles away. The earthquake was so powerful it registered in all U.S. states.
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Old 24th September 2021, 04:48
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It's a Rogers' thing, Uncle John! "Where giants tread.........."! (I suppose ?!)
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Old 24th September 2021, 06:01
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Biggest knee trembler I was ever in was when I lived in Alaska.

The 1964 Alaska earthquake, the strongest earthquake ever recorded in North America, struck Alaska’s Prince William Sound, about 74 miles southeast of Anchorage. Most of Alaska’s mainland felt the magnitude 9.2 earthquake, which wobbled Seattle’s Space Needle some 1,200 miles away. The earthquake was so powerful it registered in all U.S. states.
We got the resulting tsunami on the Oregon coast.
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Old 24th September 2021, 08:47
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Overall the world is much the same, apparently…
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Old 24th September 2021, 09:15
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Overall the world is much the same, apparently…
Wait until tomorrow, then we'll see that all these scientists may (or may not) be proved correct.
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Old 24th September 2021, 18:12
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My house is 2,880 metres above sea level. I will just wait and see (or should i say "sea"!).
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Old 24th September 2021, 22:53
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Old 25th September 2021, 02:41
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I heard that there are divers in Sydney Harbour working from a Collins class submarine jacking up the fort to maintain the water levels.
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Old 25th September 2021, 10:48
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The Flat Earthers aren't bothered. They will only have to lift up one edge to make the water run back.
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Old 25th September 2021, 11:32
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I suppose it is just possible that these fiendish wet earth conspirers would claim that they have weighted their observations to account for the state of the tide.

I understand that the Insititute for Planetary Discoid Flatness has suggested that it is a natural syphon situated somewhere along the East Indian edge that accounts for both the stability of the tidal range and the tide. The mechanism for making water remains a subject for study, seemingly the consumption of beer may have some effect on the quantum.
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