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Forum: SLC 18 April 2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 27,143
Posted By Richard W
It was a sunny day and I was in Marlow; first I...

It was a sunny day and I was in Marlow; first I saw a woman sweeping the kerb, gutter and the edge of the road with a dustpan and brush, while a man stood next to her with a bucket for the sweepings....
Forum: History 18 April 2018, 10:33 AM
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Views: 307
Posted By Richard W
London Bridge: A tale of two cities

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-43752646/london-bridge-a-tale-of-two-cities

A nice little video on the 50th Anniversary of the 1831 London Bridge being sold to the developer in Arizona. (I'd not...
Forum: Rantidote 16 April 2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 520
Views: 34,546
Posted By Richard W
When I first got a digital camera about 14 years...

When I first got a digital camera about 14 years ago I took loads more photos than I would otherwise have done, and I was really pleased with some of them. For tourist spots I like to take wider...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 13 April 2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 826
Posted By Richard W
The headline "fading from memory" is pretty...

The headline "fading from memory" is pretty inevitable, though. That's what usually happens when the people old enough to remember something start to die, which is now happening to World War II in...
Forum: SLC 13 April 2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 27,143
Posted By Richard W
I've got a whole load of pictures (and a lot more...

I've got a whole load of pictures (and a lot more pictures that I didn't take) of mallards on rooftops. The first one was on the roof opposite my flat when I first moved to High Wycombe about 8 years...
Forum: Amusement Bark 11 April 2018, 01:15 AM
Replies: 432
Views: 116,270
Posted By Richard W
It totally does - I loved the wedding missions (I...

It totally does - I loved the wedding missions (I won't go into why, exactly, but I'd made a decision on behalf of Geralt and was actually trying to stick to it and do some role-playing, but wavered...
Forum: Business Bytes 11 April 2018, 12:29 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 15,695
Posted By Richard W
Icon24 In another thread, somebody asked me how I had a...

In another thread, somebody asked me how I had a driving licence, even though, in my own words, I "couldn't really drive". I made a brief comment there, but some of the comments about the lax...
Forum: Rantidote 10 April 2018, 11:27 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 24,323
Posted By Richard W
Sounds like a controlled economy to me. You need...

Sounds like a controlled economy to me. You need to quickly rebel against your convenience food providers and install some sort of "free market" that caters to the needs of the people, or these...
Forum: Business Bytes 10 April 2018, 11:21 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 15,695
Posted By Richard W
Ha, yes, only the ones that Google deemed...

Ha, yes, only the ones that Google deemed "necessary" based on their simulations of what would otherwise have happened... I wonder how fully they simulated each of these "thousands" of cases in order...
Forum: Rantidote 10 April 2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 34,546
Posted By Richard W
Well they express it in kilograms rather than...

Well they express it in kilograms rather than Newtons. If they wanted it to be a measure of weight, they should have used Newtons.

... This might be more complicated if you're in the USA, because...
Forum: Rantidote 10 April 2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 34,546
Posted By Richard W
Sorry, I went away and completely missed some...

Sorry, I went away and completely missed some bits of threads and replies until now...

Yes, the weight of absorbed water is probably also a factor. In practice my laundry is usually a mixture of...
Forum: Business Bytes 10 April 2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 15,695
Posted By Richard W
I missed this thread for a while - I saw...

I missed this thread for a while - I saw something about the latest fatal Tesla "autopilot" crash over Easter weekend, I think, but then couldn't find it in any papers (it was quickly forgotten) and...
Forum: SLC 10 April 2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 230,177
Posted By Richard W
Seeing small children being happy makes me happy....

Seeing small children being happy makes me happy. There's a couple with a young child who live upstairs from me, and the woman is especially happy. She and her little boy are always chasing each...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 10 April 2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 808
Views: 115,063
Posted By Richard W
1. It makes the scene look like a miniature model...

1. It makes the scene look like a miniature model shot with a short focal length.

2. Kim is the more obvious... I should probably know the other as well.

3. I'm not sure about the "kind of...
Forum: SLC 09 April 2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 27,143
Posted By Richard W
... And how did the Coastguard come up with their...

... And how did the Coastguard come up with their "official" list?
Forum: Amusement Bark 08 April 2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 25,736
Posted By Richard W
I visited my cousin and played a couple of board...

I visited my cousin and played a couple of board games with him and his children and my aunt.

One was called Labyrinth - I've played it before but I can't remember where or when. You're dealt...
Forum: Amusement Bark 08 April 2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 432
Views: 116,270
Posted By Richard W
I just finished a first run-through of Little...

I just finished a first run-through of Little Nightmares - I was nearer the end than I'd thought; I was going to write about it after finishing the next section but that turned out to be the final...
Forum: SLC 08 April 2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 470
Views: 32,839
Posted By Richard W
In those days I was better at passing tests than...

In those days I was better at passing tests than driving! I did drive for a few years while I was still living at my parents', which is rural enough that it's hard to avoid. But I always hated it and...
Forum: SLC 07 April 2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 27,143
Posted By Richard W
So if I'm reading that right, they followed their...

So if I'm reading that right, they followed their GPS directions and ended up in Slough? Wow, that's horrible - I wouldn't wish that on anybody. You do need to use some common sense if you find...
Forum: SLC 06 April 2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 27,143
Posted By Richard W
Yes, but it's still unusual to see people younger...

Yes, but it's still unusual to see people younger than us who know that...
Forum: Social Studies 05 April 2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,176
Posted By Richard W
I doubt it, because in many countries people...

I doubt it, because in many countries people understand the difference between "correct pronunciation" and "accent"...
Forum: Book Corner 05 April 2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 865
Views: 477,570
Posted By Richard W
Snake That's been out for a while in the UK - I saw it...

That's been out for a while in the UK - I saw it in bookshops before Christmas. It's one of those books people buy each other as gifts. It actually looked quite comprehensive and surprisingly...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 05 April 2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 260
Posted By Richard W
Yes, you'd never think that from current articles...

Yes, you'd never think that from current articles and commentary in general, would you?
Forum: Moot Court 05 April 2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 20,584
Posted By Richard W
Hadley Freeman is ostensibly their "fashion...

Hadley Freeman is ostensibly their "fashion correspondent" but she's also one of their best writers at the moment - for a while she took over as my favourite after Charlie Brooker left. I always read...
Forum: Book Corner 05 April 2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 865
Views: 477,570
Posted By Richard W
In March and at the start of April I read: ...

In March and at the start of April I read:

The Pier Falls by Mark Haddon. These are short stories that are loosely themed around things going horribly wrong. They're really good, and some of them...
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