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Forum: Image of the Day 02-21-2018, 01:19 PM
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Posted By Carruthers
Feb 21st, 2018. London Necropolis.

The Victorians were an innovative, resourceful and entrepreneurial bunch and during the 19th Century great advances were made in science, engineering, transport and industry.
With the expansion of...
Forum: Home Base 02-21-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 1,357
Views: 286,739
Posted By Carruthers
Well, he was better connected than most of us. ;)

Well, he was better connected than most of us. ;)
Forum: Home Base 02-21-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 1,357
Views: 286,739
Posted By Carruthers
I thought he was immortal.

I thought he was immortal.
Forum: Home Base 02-20-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 57,780
Posted By Carruthers
I go to bed no later than 2200 but usually listen...

I go to bed no later than 2200 but usually listen to the radio for an hour or so.
I wake up at various times in the still watches of the night but for the past few weeks it has been 0230 or...
Forum: Home Base 02-20-2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 57,780
Posted By Carruthers
It didn't work. :rolleyes: At 0252 I have...

It didn't work. :rolleyes:

At 0252 I have now developed an aversion to bright yellow.
Forum: Home Base 02-20-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 57,780
Posted By Carruthers
:):):) Without a word of a lie, I woke up at...

:):):)

Without a word of a lie, I woke up at 0228!
Forum: Home Base 02-20-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 57,780
Posted By Carruthers
Coming up to 2245 here, so it's goodnight from...

Coming up to 2245 here, so it's goodnight from me.

Will no doubt be wide awake at about 0230...... YET AGAIN!
Forum: Cellar Meta 02-20-2018, 07:32 AM
Replies: 2,389
Views: 909,822
Posted By Carruthers
Yep, that's about what I get. However, using...

Yep, that's about what I get.
However, using my iPhone I can read the offending post in the thread which has a link.
Clicking on that takes me to a site which offers to manage ads on Facebook,...
Forum: Cellar Meta 02-20-2018, 05:03 AM
Replies: 2,389
Views: 909,822
Posted By Carruthers
Re: Internet Forum. Google adword costs thread. ...

Re: Internet Forum. Google adword costs thread.

Clicking on the above triggers a warning from AVG of a phishing attack.
It also appears to open a window from Microsoft warning that my PC has four...
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 02-19-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 36,018
Posted By Carruthers
I was thinking of how some horses panic in a...

I was thinking of how some horses panic in a confined space and immediate action is required to stop them injuring themselves.
It's not an exact parallel, but I once had dealings with a Shire X who...
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 02-19-2018, 05:36 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 36,018
Posted By Carruthers
I must admit that I raised an eyebrow at the use...

I must admit that I raised an eyebrow at the use of what is essentially a cattle crush.
However, looking at other videos it seems common practice in Belgium and the Netherlands.
It worries me that...
Forum: Nothingland 02-18-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 1,962
Views: 143,042
Posted By Carruthers
Bang Seat

Bang Seat
Forum: Nothingland 02-18-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 1,962
Views: 143,042
Posted By Carruthers
Bone Dome

Bone Dome
Forum: Home Base 02-18-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 72,296
Posted By Carruthers
The camera might never lie but it can sometimes...

The camera might never lie but it can sometimes mislead. Consequently I was slightly uneasy about posting this here.
At the same time, I didn't think there was much mileage in a thread entitled...
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 02-17-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 1,423
Views: 171,916
Posted By Carruthers
She's the picture of innocence as well. :eek: ...

She's the picture of innocence as well. :eek:

Book, cover, etc...
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 02-17-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 1,423
Views: 171,916
Posted By Carruthers
Er... Bonnie?

Er... Bonnie?
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 02-17-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 1,423
Views: 171,916
Posted By Carruthers
Ethel le Neve?

Ethel le Neve?
Forum: Nothingland 02-17-2018, 04:50 AM
Replies: 1,962
Views: 143,042
Posted By Carruthers
Ugly bug ball

Ugly bug ball
Forum: Nothingland 02-16-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1,962
Views: 143,042
Posted By Carruthers
On red

On red
Forum: Image of the Day 02-16-2018, 05:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 407
Posted By Carruthers
In 1980s Glasgow it wasn't the ice cream that was...

In 1980s Glasgow it wasn't the ice cream that was potentially deadly, it was more likely to be the ice cream salesman.

There were some vicious turf wars that weren't motivated by a disagreement as...
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 02-15-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 2,799
Views: 466,554
Posted By Carruthers
He's working on his interpretation of American...

He's working on his interpretation of American Gothic.
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 02-15-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 42,918
Posted By Carruthers
That is one of life's 'pleasures' I am happy to...

That is one of life's 'pleasures' I am happy to have avoided. ;)

Once, on a visit to the local fire station, one of the crew was talking about road accidents and the subject of the Reliant Robin...
Forum: Cities and Travel 02-15-2018, 06:08 AM
Replies: 384
Views: 63,706
Posted By Carruthers
Otherwise known as 'traffic calming'. I recall...

Otherwise known as 'traffic calming'. I recall that they appeared at the same time the bypass was opened which is the usual arrangement.

They were installed as a deterrent measure on the basis...
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 02-15-2018, 05:40 AM
Replies: 338
Views: 42,918
Posted By Carruthers
Given that the driving position is above the...

Given that the driving position is above the bogey axle, my first thoughts were that the vehicle had perhaps been designed for use in circumstances that required maximum manoeuvrability, eg cargo...
Forum: Cities and Travel 02-14-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 63,706
Posted By Carruthers
Thanks, Bruce. I wonder why it has been...

Thanks, Bruce. I wonder why it has been withdrawn.

It was embedded in the Mix 96 report so gone from there as well.

These things happen. :(

ETA. It's found a new home here, but for how long?...
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