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Forum: Quality Images and Videos 02-17-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 1,042
Views: 157,516
Posted By Carruthers
I believe that the C-5 Galaxy landing gear aligns...

I believe that the C-5 Galaxy landing gear aligns itself with the extended centre line of the runway so even if the aircraft is crabbing down the approach the wheels will still point in the right...
Forum: Nothingland 02-17-2020, 05:57 AM
Replies: 6,688
Views: 1,416,786
Posted By Carruthers
TBH, more than mildly irritating, but anyway... ...

TBH, more than mildly irritating, but anyway...

Last Thursday's power cut during one of our recurrent bouts of bad weather (https://www.cellar.org/showpost.php?p=1046677&postcount=2088) wasn't...
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 02-17-2020, 05:32 AM
Replies: 1,042
Views: 157,516
Posted By Carruthers
Taken during Storm Dennis, Saturday last... ...

Taken during Storm Dennis, Saturday last...

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Foreshortening of distance due to telephoto lense effect and camera angle probably conspire to make this look worse than it was.

That...
Forum: Current Events 02-16-2020, 05:17 AM
Replies: 2,089
Views: 323,294
Posted By Carruthers
Last weekend it was Storm Ciara, this weekend...

Last weekend it was Storm Ciara, this weekend it's Storm Denis and it hasn't been much better in between.

My neighbour was due back home last Sunday from Germany but her flight was cancelled...
Forum: Health 02-15-2020, 04:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 369
Posted By Carruthers
Speaking of sleep, Mr G, you're either having a...

Speaking of sleep, Mr G, you're either having a very late KY Friday night or an extremely early Saturday morning!
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 02-12-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 1,646
Views: 259,006
Posted By Carruthers
69776 A small flock of pelicans has lived...

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A small flock of pelicans has lived on the lake in St James's Park for many years.
It's in the centre of London close to Parliament and the birds have been known to fly off to the pelican...
Forum: Health 02-11-2020, 04:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 369
Posted By Carruthers
Actually, I had originally written "I haven't had...

Actually, I had originally written "I haven't had a decent night's sleep since the Relief of Ladysmith", but you know how people talk. ;)
Forum: Health 02-10-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 369
Posted By Carruthers
Pretty much 3 all the time but as I haven't had a...

Pretty much 3 all the time but as I haven't had a decent night's sleep since the Relief of Mafeking it's all a bit academic. :(
Forum: Technology 02-10-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By Carruthers
Thanks glatt! The gentleman in question runs...

Thanks glatt!

The gentleman in question runs a neighbourhood news group which has a wide circulation and his address book must have a substantial number of entries.
As you suggest, the root of...
Forum: Technology 02-10-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By Carruthers
Thanks, limey. It's a bit of a strange one...

Thanks, limey.

It's a bit of a strange one though, isn't it?

One avenue of thought is that the sender might be sending Emails which then pick a name from my own address book giving them some...
Forum: Technology 02-10-2020, 06:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By Carruthers
Bit of an odd Email incident

A couple of days ago I found an Email in the junk folder under the name of a neighbour.

I had a look at it and, although his name was correct, it came from an address I didn't recognise.

The...
Forum: Nothingland 02-10-2020, 05:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By Carruthers
"...his goose is cooked..." = His avian...

"...his goose is cooked..."

= His avian companion is suffering from extreme heat exhaustion.


"...a dead duck..."

= It has brought down the curtain and joined the duvet invisible.
Forum: Cities and Travel 02-09-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By Carruthers
And after 247 years you still can't get a cup of...

And after 247 years you still can't get a cup of tea anywhere. ;)
Forum: Current Events 02-09-2020, 06:08 AM
Replies: 2,089
Views: 323,294
Posted By Carruthers
I ventured out a couple of hours ago and things...

I ventured out a couple of hours ago and things were not too bad at that stage.

However, on the way back I saw a tree which had snapped clean in two in the front garden of a house.

It wasn't...
Forum: Current Events 02-09-2020, 02:18 AM
Replies: 2,089
Views: 323,294
Posted By Carruthers
It's about 0700 here and I've been awake since...

It's about 0700 here and I've been awake since 0430.
The wind is gusting to 50mph and forecast to be 65mph by lunchtime.
As far as I can tell, nothing has fallen over or ended up in the next...
Forum: Current Events 02-08-2020, 05:59 AM
Replies: 2,089
Views: 323,294
Posted By Carruthers
As I type, mug of tea to hand, the sun is shining...

As I type, mug of tea to hand, the sun is shining through some thin, high cloud and there's a light breeze. Tis the lull before the storm.

The Met Office has been drawing attention to the arrival...
Forum: Nothingland 02-07-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 12,404
Views: 6,032,249
Posted By Carruthers
Thank you, Clod. You're very kind. :blush: ...

Thank you, Clod. You're very kind. :blush:



Yes, I occasionally chuck in a bit of Latin free, gratis and for nothing.

See what I did there? ;)

Thanks, Bruce.
Forum: Nothingland 02-07-2020, 06:41 AM
Replies: 12,404
Views: 6,032,249
Posted By Carruthers
Dad has a new pair of glasses. I admit that...

Dad has a new pair of glasses.

I admit that that's a fairly mundane thing to visit happiness upon me, but it signifies the end of something of a saga.

He should have had an eye test last spring...
Forum: Image of the Day 02-06-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By Carruthers
Ravenmaster Chris Skaife talks about his job. ...

Ravenmaster Chris Skaife talks about his job.

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Forum: Current Events 02-01-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 4,168
Views: 1,048,051
Posted By Carruthers
‘Large boulder the size of small boulder’ blocks...

‘Large boulder the size of small boulder’ blocks highway in Colorado

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I've stayed in medium size Boulder.

Funnily enough, that's also in Colorado. ;)
Forum: Home Base 01-30-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 395
Views: 86,943
Posted By Carruthers
69667 What is there to say? :rolleyes:

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What is there to say? :rolleyes:
Forum: Home Base 01-30-2020, 05:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 386
Posted By Carruthers
I look at my shelves and see books on the...

I look at my shelves and see books on the following:

Aviation

The Apollo Project

Local History

The Cold War
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 01-28-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 470
Views: 81,279
Posted By Carruthers
This is an extract from my post here: Post #1966...

This is an extract from my post here: Post #1966 (http://cellar.org/showpost.php?p=1016025&postcount=1966) (Interesting Graphs and Charts).



Which prompted Bruce to post this:

This is what...
Forum: Nothingland 01-27-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 639
Posted By Carruthers
As the vanquished charwoman of time begins to...

As the vanquished charwoman of time begins to Shake'n'Vac the shag pile of eternity, I find that it's time to say...

Goodnight. ;)
Forum: Current Events 01-25-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 4,168
Views: 1,048,051
Posted By Carruthers
'Weird' is perhaps overdoing it somewhat, but the...

'Weird' is perhaps overdoing it somewhat, but the whole story is decidedly odd.



It's a substantial article so have a look here for the rest:

The Register...
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