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Forum: Chatter 31-12-2010, 11:01
Replies: 57
Views: 1,753
Posted By Carlos_dfc
LOL - thanks Already got a couple - this one will...

LOL - thanks
Already got a couple - this one will be the first boy though.
IMHO.... 'Grandad' (or 'Grandy-pops' as the 3yo calls me) is one of the best jobs in the world :D




Unfortunately, there...
Forum: Chatter 30-12-2010, 22:45
Replies: 57
Views: 1,753
Posted By Carlos_dfc
Thanks Mrs. T. :) About 10 mins after I posted...

Thanks Mrs. T. :)

About 10 mins after I posted that, I got a phone-call to take her to the hosp.

Not as 'imminent' as we first thought - they're keeping her overnight, but baby not expected to...
Forum: Chatter 30-12-2010, 19:20
Replies: 57
Views: 1,753
Posted By Carlos_dfc
New Grandson imminent

Just heard from my daughter that she's having contractions every 30 mins, and I'm officially on alert for the hospital-run.

She's been in slow-labour for a coupla days now and has been told by the...
Forum: General Discussion 29-12-2010, 10:50
Replies: 26
Views: 1,308
Posted By Carlos_dfc
Bunch of scaremongering hooey :rolleyes: - based...

Bunch of scaremongering hooey :rolleyes: - based on the fact that the ancient Mayan calendar comes to the end of the 'Long-count' at winter solstice 2012
All that it actually means is a bit like our...
Forum: General Discussion 28-12-2010, 15:27
Replies: 28
Views: 2,071
Posted By Carlos_dfc
I have lots of things with wheels on - Wheels...

I have lots of things with wheels on - Wheels were invented well over 5000 years ago
Forum: General Discussion 28-12-2010, 15:19
Replies: 25
Views: 1,629
Posted By Carlos_dfc
Agree with others - reflection...

Agree with others - reflection artefacts....

There'll be two because of the double-glazing, and the cross-hatch pattern will have been caused by the net curtains.
Forum: General Discussion 28-12-2010, 15:08
Replies: 54
Views: 3,667
Posted By Carlos_dfc
I love faggots Even though they're very...

I love faggots
Even though they're very simplified - 'Mr. Brain's frozen ones are still quite nice :)
Forum: General Discussion 28-12-2010, 15:06
Replies: 54
Views: 3,667
Posted By Carlos_dfc
I used to post on a football forum, which...

I used to post on a football forum, which censored out the middle of 'Scunthorpe' :D
Forum: General Discussion 27-12-2010, 13:16
Replies: 11
Views: 884
Posted By Carlos_dfc
As far as looks are concerned, it's a matter of...

As far as looks are concerned, it's a matter of taste.
Personally I'm not keen on the generic 'samey' looks of most modern cars - much prefer the looks of many older cars.
My all-time fave being the...
Forum: General Discussion 26-12-2010, 19:15
Replies: 41
Views: 2,337
Posted By Carlos_dfc
Yeah - there does seem to be a reflection from...

Yeah - there does seem to be a reflection from the turret - IF it's an Avenger.

What made me think 'Avenger' at first impression, was the profile of the lower fuselage..
Pretty straight along most...
Forum: General Discussion 26-12-2010, 19:02
Replies: 41
Views: 2,337
Posted By Carlos_dfc
Yup The 'Hornet' was a development from the...

Yup
The 'Hornet' was a development from the famous De-Havilland 'Mosquito', and served from just after the war, into the mid-fifties.
The Vampire served from about '46 onwards.

There's also the...
Forum: Advice 25-12-2010, 21:07
Replies: 48
Views: 4,445
Posted By Carlos_dfc
Yup, we told our daughter that we bought them,...

Yup, we told our daughter that we bought them, and Santa delivered them.
She now tells her own kids the same thing.
Forum: General Discussion 25-12-2010, 19:27
Replies: 104
Views: 7,417
Posted By Carlos_dfc
Nothing I would describe as particularly 'bad' -...

Nothing I would describe as particularly 'bad' - I'll use everything I got - but quite a few bits that showed no imagination or thought whatsoever.
Such as a pack of socks, Gift set of 'smellies',...
Forum: General Discussion 24-12-2010, 19:37
Replies: 96
Views: 7,947
Posted By Carlos_dfc
Sadly that is exactly how ignorant the press are...

Sadly that is exactly how ignorant the press are (and indeed many people) about dog breeds in general - and the Dangerous Dogs Act is no better.

If the report today, saying it was tethered and...
Forum: General Discussion 23-12-2010, 13:34
Replies: 41
Views: 2,069
Posted By Carlos_dfc
Gravitational implosion isn't being 'crushed from...

Gravitational implosion isn't being 'crushed from the outside' - but is more being 'pulled together' by it's own gravity.
And as njp points out, it would be the core (where the reactions are taking...
Forum: General Discussion 23-12-2010, 13:17
Replies: 83
Views: 4,794
Posted By Carlos_dfc
Did it during my late teens - she was married and...

Did it during my late teens - she was married and pushing 30.

It was purely for the sex, with no other involvement - Lasted a few months, and right from the off I was told about the situation, she'd...
Forum: General Discussion 23-12-2010, 03:03
Replies: 41
Views: 2,069
Posted By Carlos_dfc
As Moony says in point (2) If it just stopped...

As Moony says in point (2)
If it just stopped working - so to speak - It would implode pretty much straight away. Earth would be annihilated as soon as the shockwave hit us.
Forum: Movies 23-12-2010, 02:59
Replies: 112
Views: 5,922
Posted By Carlos_dfc
Drama - Too predictable, total lack of...

Drama - Too predictable, total lack of suspense.
Amazing effects - See above
Beautiful love story - Predictable tripe
Educational - I learned nothing I didn't already know, and also spotted an error...
Forum: Movies 23-12-2010, 02:55
Replies: 112
Views: 5,922
Posted By Carlos_dfc
Is this a wind-up. The only thing I can of, which...

Is this a wind-up.
The only thing I can of, which could be of any interest, is that it's a great example to the adage that big-budget state-of-the-art special effects can't rescue a dire film.
Forum: General Discussion 22-12-2010, 18:06
Replies: 51
Views: 1,486
Posted By Carlos_dfc
Risk - Escape from Colditz - Mastermind - 'Tank...

Risk - Escape from Colditz - Mastermind - 'Tank Battle' which was loosely based on 'Battleships' - and Waddington's 'Formula 1', in which you decided how fast you'd go through each corner, and the...
Forum: General Discussion 22-12-2010, 16:22
Replies: 36
Views: 1,746
Posted By Carlos_dfc
Well - I've been round my daughter's house - and...

Well - I've been round my daughter's house - and there's good and bad news for catloverjules....

Bad - They can't find the rulebook either
Good - They do remember the basics of how to play, and have...
Forum: General Discussion 22-12-2010, 14:15
Replies: 31
Views: 1,446
Posted By Carlos_dfc
Same with any mundane task... a DAB radio and a...

Same with any mundane task... a DAB radio and a glass of something 'warming' really does help.
(a nice single malt, for personal preference) :D
Forum: Advice 22-12-2010, 13:52
Replies: 25
Views: 1,703
Posted By Carlos_dfc
It'll be one of these two If you can feel the...

It'll be one of these two

If you can feel the vibration through the brake pedal - then it's probably ABS

No pedal vibration, and most prevalent while steering - then it's probably snow/ice buildup...
Forum: Advice 22-12-2010, 13:06
Replies: 24
Views: 5,546
Posted By Carlos_dfc
Depending on the depth... I'll use my...

Depending on the depth...
I'll use my fell-walking shoes if I'm not gonna be trudging in deep stuff - currently have Berghaus Cuesta and Karrimor Whilwind. They're both water-resistant - but not...
Forum: Advice 22-12-2010, 12:51
Replies: 16
Views: 2,205
Posted By Carlos_dfc
I realise this is closing the door after the...

I realise this is closing the door after the horse has escaped - and won't help the OP's immediate problem - but something I've always done.....

I have a ring-binder with clear sleeves, in which I...
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