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Forum: Technology 07-16-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 127
Posted By Carruthers
One Japanese semi-conductor firm has become so...

One Japanese semi-conductor firm has become so successful they're moving into smaller premises.
Forum: Home Base 07-16-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 1,138
Views: 248,315
Posted By Carruthers
Apollo 11

On 16th July 1969 at 13:32:00 UTC Apollo 11 was launched.

You know the rest!

LINK (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_11)



Brief, but timed to the minute!
Forum: Home Base 07-15-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By Carruthers
Nominative determinism at its best. :)

Nominative determinism at its best. :)
Forum: Nothingland 07-15-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 2,106
Views: 344,164
Posted By Carruthers
It might be worth relating the following. ...

It might be worth relating the following.

When Dad gets changed, or needs somewhere convenient to sort out his post, he'll perch on the edge of the bed.

Using his walker, he reverses up to the...
Forum: Home Base 07-15-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 5,863
Views: 5,045,605
Posted By Carruthers
I wasn't sure whether to include that one, but I...

I wasn't sure whether to include that one, but I left it in on the basis that it might amuse one or two of the UK contingent. :thumb:
Forum: Home Base 07-14-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By Carruthers
Truth really is stranger than fiction!

Truth really is stranger than fiction!
Forum: Home Base 07-14-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 5,863
Views: 5,045,605
Posted By Carruthers
I went to the zoo yesterday and saw a baguette in...

I went to the zoo yesterday and saw a baguette in a cage.
The zoo keeper told me it was bread in captivity.

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I invented a new word today....
Forum: Nothingland 07-13-2019, 06:26 AM
Replies: 2,106
Views: 344,164
Posted By Carruthers
It has crossed my mind to take on an older dog...

It has crossed my mind to take on an older dog but I'd quite like to have one that's going to be around for a few years before the problems of (canine) old age set in.



The trouble is I'd still...
Forum: Nothingland 07-13-2019, 04:28 AM
Replies: 2,106
Views: 344,164
Posted By Carruthers
Unfortunately, it would be difficult, if not...

Unfortunately, it would be difficult, if not impossible, to give a dog the required exercise as there is a limit to how long I can leave Dad on his own.

His balance is poor and his mobility even...
Forum: Nothingland 07-12-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 2,106
Views: 344,164
Posted By Carruthers
The Chocolate Labrador who I looked after to the...

The Chocolate Labrador who I looked after to the extent that he was (almost) half mine was very fond of plums.

I remember taking him home one evening whereupon he headed straight for the plum tree...
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 07-12-2019, 05:35 AM
Replies: 1,557
Views: 241,162
Posted By Carruthers
We seem to be well supplied with foxes at the...

We seem to be well supplied with foxes at the moment.
My neighbour had a vixen and four cubs on her back lawn very early one morning last week and we had the latest in a series of visits from this...
Forum: Nothingland 07-11-2019, 05:39 AM
Replies: 2,106
Views: 344,164
Posted By Carruthers
My old Dad (94 next week) is not a fan of...

My old Dad (94 next week) is not a fan of squirrels.

He takes great delight in watching the birds, esp the Great Spotted Woodpeckers, which visit the feeders but becomes somewhat animated when...
Forum: Nothingland 07-11-2019, 04:55 AM
Replies: 3,097
Views: 274,943
Posted By Carruthers
Hurricane G'night, sir!

Hurricane



G'night, sir!
Forum: Nothingland 07-11-2019, 04:51 AM
Replies: 3,097
Views: 274,943
Posted By Carruthers
Merlin

Merlin
Forum: Nothingland 07-11-2019, 04:43 AM
Replies: 3,097
Views: 274,943
Posted By Carruthers
Roll. Good morning, Mr G. You're...

Roll.


Good morning, Mr G.

You're either staying up very late or you've started the day very early.
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 07-10-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 1,557
Views: 241,162
Posted By Carruthers
Ha! :):):)

Ha! :):):)
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 07-10-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 1,557
Views: 241,162
Posted By Carruthers
Definition and range. Common specs are 12MP and...

Definition and range. Common specs are 12MP and 1080p.

You can drop the definition right down in steps on mine which is helpful if you wish to conserve battery power but at the bottom end of the...
Forum: Nothingland 07-10-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 2,106
Views: 344,164
Posted By Carruthers
Sorry to hear that Mr G. :eek: I've never...

Sorry to hear that Mr G. :eek:

I've never had the misfortune to tangle with a squirrel but my old Yellow Lab x Border Collie, who was too fleet of foot for his own good, caught one out on a walk...
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 07-10-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 1,557
Views: 241,162
Posted By Carruthers
I bought mine from Amazon just over a year ago...

I bought mine from Amazon just over a year ago for 60 ($75) but prices seem to have come down by about 15%.

They are marketed under several different brand names but all seem very similar; badge...
Forum: Home Base 07-09-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 438
Posted By Carruthers
As DanaC has said they disturb wildlife and...

As DanaC has said they disturb wildlife and domestic animals.
Having looked after horses on and off over the years I always dreaded the 5th Nov when fireworks were let off at any time for weeks...
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 07-09-2019, 03:32 AM
Replies: 906
Views: 133,251
Posted By Carruthers
In this instance the danger was from the leading...

In this instance the danger was from the leading edge rather than the other way on.



Presumably, as a visiting aircraft, leading edge guards weren't available so they had to improvise with...
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 07-08-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 1,557
Views: 241,162
Posted By Carruthers
As a rule, I attach the trail cam to a tree or...

As a rule, I attach the trail cam to a tree or existing post and passing wildlife tends to ignore it.

However, last night I fixed the camera to a stake and placed it in the middle of the lawn...
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 07-08-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 906
Views: 133,251
Posted By Carruthers
When I were a lad, I attended an airshow at RAF...

When I were a lad, I attended an airshow at RAF Upper Heyford which, despite the name, was a USAF station.

Aircraft from several NATO nations were displayed in the air and on the ground.

An...
Forum: Nothingland 07-07-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 3,097
Views: 274,943
Posted By Carruthers
Mad

Mad
Forum: Image of the Day 07-04-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Posted By Carruthers
That nudged a vague memory to the front of my...

That nudged a vague memory to the front of my cranium.

I had a feeling something similar was arranged over here and found that it was. Well, sort of...

In the nineteen eighties there was a lot...
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