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Forum: General Discussion 17-07-2015, 15:40
Replies: 63
Views: 2,887
Posted By Carlos_dfc
I much prefer windows down and fresh air flowing...

I much prefer windows down and fresh air flowing through.

I only run the air-con if it's raining but still warm - and a few 10 min spells through the winter, just to keep it running well.

As for...
Forum: General Discussion 10-07-2015, 22:12
Replies: 25
Views: 628
Posted By Carlos_dfc
Yeah, I'm a big fan of the cycling..... Well.......

Yeah, I'm a big fan of the cycling..... Well.... the pro tours (TDF, Giro, Vuelta, etc.) and the classics - though not so much track cycling.

F1 - Never missed a race for decades - Live whenever...
Forum: General Discussion 10-07-2015, 21:55
Replies: 25
Views: 628
Posted By Carlos_dfc
Went to France for the Tour a few times in the...

Went to France for the Tour a few times in the 80s and 90s, with a couple of cycling buddies - and have cycled up a fair few of the famous mountain roads.


Through my teens, and well into my...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 10-07-2015, 15:42
Replies: 283
Views: 17,138
Posted By Carlos_dfc
I happened across this by accident a few days...

I happened across this by accident a few days ago.....

When I watched as a kid, we only had B/W TV - by the time we had a colour TV, I considered it as too childish for me, and so I never really...
Forum: General Discussion 09-07-2015, 21:40
Replies: 46
Views: 1,433
Posted By Carlos_dfc
Never measured it - probably about 6 feet. eta...

Never measured it - probably about 6 feet.


eta - just looked it up on 'Parkers' - 6' 8"
Forum: General Discussion 04-07-2015, 02:25
Replies: 1,989
Views: 96,402
Posted By Carlos_dfc
Could we test the accuracy of 'Lightningmaps'...

Could we test the accuracy of 'Lightningmaps' here?

It says a strike just came down near Knowle, only a minute or so ago......
Forum: General Discussion 04-07-2015, 02:15
Replies: 1,989
Views: 96,402
Posted By Carlos_dfc
Lightningmaps.org...

Lightningmaps.org (http://www.lightningmaps.org/realtime) is even better.

You can zoom right in to local level, and it even shows the thunder soundwaves.
I was watching this site the other day and...
Forum: Pets 04-07-2015, 01:24
Replies: 30
Views: 2,385
Posted By Carlos_dfc
My dog goes stargazing with me. I often take a...

My dog goes stargazing with me.
I often take a telescope out, away from the suburban light-pollution at home, to a regular 'dark-site' that our local astro-society use - usually there's at least a...
Forum: General Discussion 02-07-2015, 01:15
Replies: 95
Views: 2,777
Posted By Carlos_dfc
Pretty much the same as I've just had here (a few...

Pretty much the same as I've just had here (a few miles North of Darlington)
Crazy lightning, every few seconds, and all around in multiple directions too - but surprisingly muted thunder.
Didn't get...
Forum: General Discussion 01-07-2015, 16:32
Replies: 95
Views: 2,777
Posted By Carlos_dfc
Not too far from 'Bish' here either - It did go...

Not too far from 'Bish' here either - It did go right over us - lights flickered a few times, and surge protector cut the power to my desktop after one particularly loud 'rattle'.

One of my dogs was...
Forum: General Discussion 29-06-2015, 03:31
Replies: 26
Views: 1,328
Posted By Carlos_dfc
A straight line in the air, over a globe, often...

A straight line in the air, over a globe, often appears to be a curve when translated down onto a flat map.
For instance - a plane flying from London, to Los Angeles, wouldn't head WSW, as it would...
Forum: General Discussion 28-06-2015, 15:37
Replies: 109
Views: 3,110
Posted By Carlos_dfc
Play-Doh (has to be proper Play-Doh, NOT...

Play-Doh (has to be proper Play-Doh, NOT Plasticine or anything else similar)
Polystyrene cement (glue) - From my childhood, a bit like Pear-drops - still love it.
Two-stroke petrol...
Forum: General Discussion 23-06-2015, 01:37
Replies: 14
Views: 414
Posted By Carlos_dfc
Also Saturn low to the South/SouthWest between...

Also Saturn low to the South/SouthWest between Midnight and 2am (basically, the 2 hrs. when the sky is darkest)
Forum: General Discussion 20-06-2015, 18:07
Replies: 23
Views: 1,456
Posted By Carlos_dfc
Heap big woman made a bad boy outta me. :cool:

Heap big woman made a bad boy outta me. :cool:
Forum: General Discussion 20-06-2015, 17:24
Replies: 53
Views: 2,653
Posted By Carlos_dfc
Wow, small world. My Gran lived on 'Fines Park',...

Wow, small world.
My Gran lived on 'Fines Park', then 'Hartside' until she died, about 10 yrs ago.

Oh, and up until I was about 8, we lived in Kyo, and I went to 'The Tin School' (other side of the...
Forum: General Discussion 20-06-2015, 12:54
Replies: 53
Views: 2,653
Posted By Carlos_dfc
It comes down to where you are from, in relation...

It comes down to where you are from, in relation to those accents.
What I mean is, that someone from a particular area, will pick up subtle local variations that people from another part of the...
Forum: General Discussion 18-06-2015, 13:25
Replies: 27
Views: 784
Posted By Carlos_dfc
4 full sets: Three for everyday - 1 on, 1 off...

4 full sets:
Three for everyday - 1 on, 1 off (clean), 1 in the wash
And one for 'best' :D

Seriously though:
These days I have a lot less than I did when I was working.
Apart from a couple of...
Forum: General Discussion 16-06-2015, 03:21
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Posted By Carlos_dfc
If you go to the following...

If you go to the following webpage.....
http://scalemodeldb.com/paint
You can upload a picture to replace the image of the aircraft, then click on any point on the image to get the hex colour code in...
Forum: General Discussion 15-06-2015, 01:40
Replies: 104
Views: 3,371
Posted By Carlos_dfc
We did that too, but made the 'darts' out of the...

We did that too, but made the 'darts' out of the aglets from the ends of a shoelace.
Cut them off, with about of an inch of lace, shove a pin through from the back, and splay the threads of the...
Forum: General Discussion 14-06-2015, 20:52
Replies: 104
Views: 3,371
Posted By Carlos_dfc
'Chopper' bikes Clackers Space Hoppers Airfix...

'Chopper' bikes
Clackers
Space Hoppers
Airfix model planes and tanks.

Home computers and Rubik cubes came to the fore while I was at Uni.
Forum: General Discussion 07-06-2015, 21:48
Replies: 78
Views: 2,915
Posted By Carlos_dfc
Not even a tiny little bit. And in answer to the...

Not even a tiny little bit.

And in answer to the original question:
Because the poor kid would get all kinds of abuse from those gullible enough to believe that a name with negative biblical...
Forum: Advice 05-06-2015, 21:25
Replies: 102
Views: 4,406
Posted By Carlos_dfc
Yes, Alberto Santos-Dumont was an early air...

Yes, Alberto Santos-Dumont was an early air pioneer, and among other flying machines, he built the first dirigible airship.
His most famous 'heavier than air' machine was the '14-bis'
Santos-Dumont...
Forum: Politics 05-06-2015, 01:58
Replies: 33
Views: 1,341
Posted By Carlos_dfc
Why do Tories blame labour for welfare dependancy when the Tories create it?

Regardless of who did what, or when...
It's pretty common practice for the incumbent government to blame long term problems on their rival party.

The truth is rarely a major consideration.
Forum: Advice 05-06-2015, 00:00
Replies: 102
Views: 4,406
Posted By Carlos_dfc
Can't beat a good NATO strap... :cool: I do...

Can't beat a good NATO strap... :cool:

I do like the 'Submariner' though....
Hmmm...!! Subby on a NATO... I feel a James Bond moment coming on. ;-)

Greg, have you tried the 'watchuseek'...
Forum: Advice 04-06-2015, 21:43
Replies: 102
Views: 4,406
Posted By Carlos_dfc
Personally, not my style. I do like a nice watch,...

Personally, not my style.
I do like a nice watch, and have owned a few half-decent ones over the years (though never one worth 5k) - I once bought an Omega Speedmaster when slightly drunk, in a sale...
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