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Forum: Nothingland 05-21-2018, 07:57 AM
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Posted By Carruthers
A few years ago, when looking after some horses...

A few years ago, when looking after some horses in a particularly vicious spell of winter weather, I was given the use of a Honda Quad Bike to take water (troughs were frozen solid) and hay out to...
Forum: Nothingland 05-20-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 2,060
Views: 164,676
Posted By Carruthers
Seed

Seed
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 05-19-2018, 04:24 PM
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Views: 88,701
Posted By Carruthers
I've often wondered how a sudden discharge of...

I've often wondered how a sudden discharge of water or other material might affect the aircraft's C of G.
Presumably a swift re-trimming is required or perhaps the necessary measures are built in....
Forum: Nothingland 05-18-2018, 05:38 AM
Replies: 2,060
Views: 164,676
Posted By Carruthers
Way

Way
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 05-16-2018, 05:04 AM
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Posted By Carruthers
I'm told that the owners couldn't understand why...

I'm told that the owners couldn't understand why the dog would only attend to matters of 'personal comfort' in the woods. :rolleyes:
Forum: Nothingland 05-15-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 11,953
Views: 4,002,980
Posted By Carruthers
:):):) Considering its age, the car isn't...

:):):)

Considering its age, the car isn't doing too badly, although when something minor is amiss I do wonder if it's a precursor to a catastrophic failure.
If today's problem had been say, a...
Forum: Nothingland 05-15-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 11,953
Views: 4,002,980
Posted By Carruthers
'It wobbled about a bit' doesn't really have the...

'It wobbled about a bit' doesn't really have the same gravitas! ;)

Edit:



That's the best bit. It didn't cost me a brass farthing!
Forum: Nothingland 05-15-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 11,953
Views: 4,002,980
Posted By Carruthers
For the last couple of weeks my 1992 VW Passat...

For the last couple of weeks my 1992 VW Passat has been less than cooperative when I need to select second gear.
All manner of 'discouraging words' have been heard on such occasions.
I asked a...
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 05-14-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 621
Views: 88,701
Posted By Carruthers
My pleasure! Using the registration of the...

My pleasure!

Using the registration of the aircraft in my earlier post, N718BA, I went to Flightradar24 (https://www.flightradar24.com) and did a search which produced details of recent flights by...
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 05-13-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 621
Views: 88,701
Posted By Carruthers
See my post #557 on Page 38. I think that will...

See my post #557 on Page 38.
I think that will shed some light on the subject.

Forgive me for not posting a proper link, but I'm using my iPad and it's more of an art than a science when it comes...
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 05-13-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 621
Views: 88,701
Posted By Carruthers
The problem there is that having lifted it off a...

The problem there is that having lifted it off a barge at a convenient small port, it would still have to be dismantled and transported by road to an airfield for repair.
Easier to dismantle it...
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 05-13-2018, 04:02 AM
Replies: 621
Views: 88,701
Posted By Carruthers
4AbslcKVHho Devon Live...

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Devon Live (https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/pilot-light-aircraft-made-emergency-1538014)

An engine out landing, in a tail dragger, on a stony beach alongside cliffs....
Forum: Current Events 05-12-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 3,849
Views: 896,534
Posted By Carruthers
Weird news? That's weird as in completely devoid...

Weird news? That's weird as in completely devoid of a sense of self-preservation.



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In a last ditch move they probably quoted something by Voltaire.
That would sap the will to...
Forum: Current Events 05-12-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 619
Posted By Carruthers
I read that as 'a moderator revolution'. I'd...

I read that as 'a moderator revolution'.

I'd have paid good money to watch that. ;)
Forum: Image of the Day 05-12-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By Carruthers
Some years ago, I found topographical strip maps...

Some years ago, I found topographical strip maps for popular airline routes in a bookshop in Boulder CO.
Unfortunately, none of those in stock covered the routes that would have been of interest to...
Forum: Nothingland 05-07-2018, 03:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 877
Posted By Carruthers
'Grow the business'. I realise that any...

'Grow the business'.

I realise that any argument against this usage is unlikely to get very far on purely grammatical grounds so I'll have to try something else.
I find it extremely irritating.
...
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 05-06-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 629
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Posted By Carruthers
On Thursday, some areas of England had local...

On Thursday, some areas of England had local council elections.
Press and broadcasters aren't allowed to make any comment that could influence the electorate on the day but they have to fill the...
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 05-05-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,144
Posted By Carruthers
Sheffield University Peregrine Falcon nest...

Sheffield University Peregrine Falcon nest webcams (http://peregrine.group.shef.ac.uk/).

I had hoped to be able to see the local Peregines on the Bucks County Council tower block in Aylesbury...
Forum: Nothingland 05-05-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 877
Posted By Carruthers
'Going forward'. What is wrong with 'in...

'Going forward'.

What is wrong with 'in (the) future'?
Forum: Home Base 05-05-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 979
Views: 143,928
Posted By Carruthers
Further to my post #964...

Further to my post #964 (http://cellar.org/showpost.php?p=1006543&postcount=964)...



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Justin Whiting's photo Jesse James (right) and an existing picture of the outlaw at a similar age.
Forum: Home Base 05-05-2018, 06:25 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,625
Posted By Carruthers
Two separate events! Perhaps my omission of...

Two separate events!

Perhaps my omission of a comma after the word 'leaked' caused a lack of clarity. :blush:
Forum: Home Base 05-05-2018, 03:53 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,625
Posted By Carruthers
I have a vague recollection of seeing BP's...

I have a vague recollection of seeing BP's caravan when I went to Gilwell Park with the Cubs when I was about ten.
Other, and somewhat clearer, memories of the day were that my bottle of orange...
Forum: Current Events 05-04-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 3,849
Views: 896,534
Posted By Carruthers
Link...

Link (https://www.sciencealert.com/nbc5-report-home-dna-kit-confuses-golden-retriever-for-human)

I researched my family history a few years ago and essentially I come from a long line of English...
Forum: Nothingland 05-04-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 11,953
Views: 4,002,980
Posted By Carruthers
Surely you mean distubering? ;)

Surely you mean distubering? ;)
Forum: Current Events 05-04-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 28,814
Posted By Carruthers
There has been speculation about the contents of...

There has been speculation about the contents of sausages since God was a boy, but it seems our worst fears have been confirmed...

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Cue much mirth from the good people of South Australia....
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