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Forum: Quality Images and Videos 03-18-2019, 09:33 AM
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Views: 291,570
Posted By Carruthers
In that case it's an Oxbox controller. QED.

In that case it's an Oxbox controller.

QED.
Forum: Image of the Day 03-18-2019, 05:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 112
Posted By Carruthers
If you hadn't used up the week's ration, that is....

If you hadn't used up the week's ration, that is.

Dad tells me that the quality of tea in WW2 wasn't 'too bad' but you were limited to 2 oz per person/week.

I couldn't have survived on that!...
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 03-17-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 63,600
Posted By Carruthers
Over on Gravdigr's Photo Safari I mentioned the...

Over on Gravdigr's Photo Safari I mentioned the White Tail(ed) Deer that I encountered at the Railroad Interpretive Centre, in Douglas, WY.
This was the mighty loco that I was looking at at the...
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 03-17-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 11,906
Posted By Carruthers
I've never met anyone who has been to the US and...

I've never met anyone who has been to the US and didn't enjoy their visit.
Air travel and the associated buggeration factor at both departure and arrival airports is a bit of a pain, but you know...
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 03-17-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 11,906
Posted By Carruthers
Thanks for those pics, Grav. Reminds me of...

Thanks for those pics, Grav.

Reminds me of my US trips when seeing wildlife was at the top of my list.
I remember visiting the Railroad Interpretive Centre in Douglas WY, walking around a mighty...
Forum: Current Events 03-17-2019, 06:50 AM
Replies: 4,039
Views: 980,405
Posted By Carruthers
I hadn't heard of Mr Eustice but I find this on...

I hadn't heard of Mr Eustice but I find this on Wikipedia...



Presumably not a very successful one.


Link (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Eustice)
Forum: Cities and Travel 03-16-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 538
Views: 92,172
Posted By Carruthers
u0Kni_1552515933 Given the ease with which...

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Given the ease with which the trailer topples in the high wind, it's probably safe to assume that it isn't loaded.
However, once the vehicle is on its side it takes a...
Forum: Image of the Day 03-16-2019, 03:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By Carruthers
Now this is a lot of paper: Link...

Now this is a lot of paper:



Link (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6812767/German-town-accidentally-ordered-12-YEARS-worth-toilet-paper-finally-uses-sheet.html)
Forum: Current Events 03-15-2019, 03:56 AM
Replies: 4,039
Views: 980,405
Posted By Carruthers
Have you no mercy? :eek:

Have you no mercy? :eek:
Forum: Current Events 03-14-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4,039
Views: 980,405
Posted By Carruthers
We British are a peaceable and civilised bunch. ...

We British are a peaceable and civilised bunch.
We live in a land where debate isnít characterised by ill tempered exchanges.
A land where arguments are never advanced by personal insult or abuse...
Forum: Home Base 03-13-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 1,068
Views: 216,316
Posted By Carruthers
13th March 1969 Apollo 9 safely splashes...

13th March 1969

Apollo 9 safely splashes down in the Atlantic after a ten day mission to test the Lunar Module in free flight in low earth orbit.

Crew were James McDivitt (Commander), David...
Forum: Nothingland 03-11-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 6,610
Views: 1,353,041
Posted By Carruthers
The saga goes on. Four weeks and two days...

The saga goes on.

Four weeks and two days since my last letter from HMRC, the curse of the tax inspector has struck again. It's a notice of coding for the FY 2019-20.
It seems that I shall being...
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 03-10-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 1,473
Views: 230,217
Posted By Carruthers
Kangaroo introduces himself to paraglider... ...

Kangaroo introduces himself to paraglider...

NSFW language.

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Forum: Nothingland 03-10-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 2,002
Views: 331,430
Posted By Carruthers
Is there anything here that helps? Link...

Is there anything here that helps? Link (https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=set+time+tracfone)
Forum: Food and Drink 03-10-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 998
Views: 137,018
Posted By Carruthers
You're better off without one! It gets so...

You're better off without one!

It gets so hot in there at times it's like having your own private blast furnace bolted to the back of the house. :eek:
Forum: Food and Drink 03-10-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 998
Views: 137,018
Posted By Carruthers
As per usual for this time of the day, it's a mug...

As per usual for this time of the day, it's a mug of tea.
I'm at one end of the house and Dad (also with cuppa) is at the other, watching the birds from his seat in the conservatory.

I filled up...
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 03-07-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,012
Posted By Carruthers
Many thanks, sir! Your comments about VORs...

Many thanks, sir!

Your comments about VORs being withdrawn came as something of a surprise I must admit but I am somewhat out of touch.
I know that in the UK there is a program of withdrawal of...
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 03-07-2019, 04:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,012
Posted By Carruthers
Thanks for your video, plthi. :thumb: I know...

Thanks for your video, plthi. :thumb:

I know that the days of two VORs and an ADF are pretty much gone, but I was wondering what NAV fit you have.
Presumably a glass cockpit display with...
Forum: Nothingland 03-06-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 25,432
Views: 9,703,301
Posted By Carruthers
Dagnabbit!

Dagnabbit!
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 03-06-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 804
Views: 121,663
Posted By Carruthers
OK, it's another one from the Mach Loop but it...

OK, it's another one from the Mach Loop but it made the national press this morning...



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Forum: Quality Images and Videos 03-06-2019, 05:05 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 63,600
Posted By Carruthers
It only took forty years.

It was one of the unsung heroes of the early 20th Century railway system in the UK.

'Hall Class' locomotives were never going to be confused with the likes of the Flying Scotsman, Mallard or...
Forum: Home Base 03-04-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,548
Posted By Carruthers
A few years ago I spotted an ad in a local...

A few years ago I spotted an ad in a local newspaper for a job at the Royal Grammer School, High Wycombe.

I am not making this up.
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 03-04-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 774
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Views: 122,475
Posted By Carruthers
And they both look like J Edgar Hoover. :eek:

And they both look like J Edgar Hoover. :eek:
Forum: Nothingland 03-04-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 12,137
Views: 4,381,264
Posted By Carruthers
Today my mobile phone contract cancellation has...

Today my mobile phone contract cancellation has taken effect.
It was costing me £17.50 ($23.10) per month and was rarely used.
I still have my old PAYG phone which I kept going by using it once a...
Forum: Nothingland 03-04-2019, 05:58 AM
Replies: 772
Views: 146,665
Posted By Carruthers
I never had the good fortune to marry so, taking...

I never had the good fortune to marry so, taking the above into account, it occurs to me that I might live forever.

Or will it just feel like it?


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