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Forum: Advice Today, 11:58
Replies: 7
Views: 62
Posted By Shrike
Can't recommend a specific one, but some things...

Can't recommend a specific one, but some things to consider:
"Rainproofness" is measured by something called "hydrostatic head" - 2000 to 3000mm is required in our climate!
When a tent is advertised...
Forum: TV Shows: UK Today, 10:05
Replies: 7
Views: 315
Posted By Shrike
The production team obviously tell the boss to...

The production team obviously tell the boss to make out the employee is in trouble in the end interview so they can then do the turn around and reward them instead. Rather backfired this week...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 14:24
Replies: 106
Views: 3,079
Posted By Shrike
I think Fanny-Anne has a good point, unless...

I think Fanny-Anne has a good point, unless policy has changed. Always seemed a fine idea to adopt out children to families of the same ethnic group, but it can really limit the number of available...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 13:58
Replies: 60
Views: 2,191
Posted By Shrike
Pretty pathetic of The Sun to wash their hands of...

Pretty pathetic of The Sun to wash their hands of it and claim its the parents responsibilty for bringing the story to them. They didn't have to publish such purile nonsense and even if they did they...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 12:27
Replies: 340
Views: 12,786
Posted By Shrike
I think that was down to a style choice for...

I think that was down to a style choice for "Walking with..." - the conceit being it was a standard wildlife doc as if the dinos were still around.
Forum: TV Shows: Reality Yesterday, 12:12
Replies: 1,986
Views: 174,694
Posted By Shrike
There is too much emphasis on cash in DD - with...

There is too much emphasis on cash in DD - with the big pile of fake 50s in front of the Dragons and Ewan banging on about it.
A savvy business person won't really need the cash, but what they want...
Forum: TV Shows: UK Yesterday, 11:35
Replies: 26
Views: 891
Posted By Shrike
Yes they did, perhaps OP would like them to try...

Yes they did, perhaps OP would like them to try somewhere "hotter" like Fukushima?

Mind you for total Top Gear kudos and 100 on the scale of tastelessness maybe they'd like to take a spin through...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 01:03
Replies: 380
Views: 11,234
Posted By Shrike
Pubs shut everytime you want a drink; smokers...

Pubs shut everytime you want a drink; smokers smoking everywhere - in the pub, on the buses, on the trains, at your work, even in hospital visiting rooms!
I think we'd be shocked a the lack of...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 00:44
Replies: 380
Views: 11,234
Posted By Shrike
Lol yes, it was Watneys after all;-) I recall...

Lol yes, it was Watneys after all;-)
I recall reading that tv/theatre props departments really struggle to source party 7s and party 4s - I recall them still being around when I was 16/17 but they...
Forum: Pets Yesterday, 00:36
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By Shrike
When I got my cat she hid for 3 days - I don't...

When I got my cat she hid for 3 days - I don't think she would've been happy for me to be sleeping in the same room as her for 10-12 hours at that time. If you don't mind possibly sleeping elsewhere...
Forum: Pets 28-07-2014, 20:23
Replies: 43
Views: 2,079
Posted By Shrike
I think a chip like that would have to be much...

I think a chip like that would have to be much bigger than the ones currently used and much more expensive, possibly with their own powersource. Though the way technology goes it'll probably be...
Forum: General Discussion 28-07-2014, 17:11
Replies: 380
Views: 11,234
Posted By Shrike
The problem with CB when legalised is they made...

The problem with CB when legalised is they made it legal on wavelengths that the existing illegal CBers didn't have equipment for, and the range was much restricted. IIRC at the same time the...
Forum: General Discussion 28-07-2014, 14:53
Replies: 380
Views: 11,234
Posted By Shrike
Saw Threads when originally transmitted. I...

Saw Threads when originally transmitted. I watched it again a couple of years back as I thought it would be interesting to compare my feelings about it now compared with back then in the depths of...
Forum: General Discussion 28-07-2014, 12:33
Replies: 29
Views: 885
Posted By Shrike
:D I was going to put "grunt" but thought that a...

:D I was going to put "grunt" but thought that a bit too teenagery - I wouldn't be surprised if my own "awrite" greeting does sound rather indistinct though.
Forum: General Discussion 28-07-2014, 12:10
Replies: 29
Views: 885
Posted By Shrike
Another bit of research to confirm the bleedin'...

Another bit of research to confirm the bleedin' obvious.
Anyway, whats wrong with the traditional English greeting of a slight nod of the head and slightly embarrassed "Alright?"
Forum: Food and Drink 28-07-2014, 10:21
Replies: 1
Views: 274
Posted By Shrike
I'm pretty sure that L'Esprit D'Orange is the...

I'm pretty sure that L'Esprit D'Orange is the generic french name for orange based liqueurs, much like Pastis is the generic name for Pernod and Suze.:)
So you can say Cointreau is a L'Esprit...
Forum: General Discussion 26-07-2014, 12:06
Replies: 96
Views: 2,680
Posted By Shrike
I don't know why so many earlier in this thread...

I don't know why so many earlier in this thread were wanging on about Nottingham - it really is a long way from Retford/Donny, you'd be in for a long daily commute from here up to the north end of...
Forum: General Discussion 26-07-2014, 11:42
Replies: 93
Views: 5,446
Posted By Shrike
I'm sure they are wracked with a guilt that will...

I'm sure they are wracked with a guilt that will be with them for the rest of their lives. How were they to know the lad they were knocking about with was a psychopath? That he was going to take...
Forum: General Discussion 25-07-2014, 14:46
Replies: 24
Views: 884
Posted By Shrike
Its not often mentioned, but the first creature...

Its not often mentioned, but the first creature in space, the dog Laika, died when the capsule overheated. There was never any plan to bring her back safely:(
Forum: General Discussion 25-07-2014, 14:01
Replies: 113
Views: 5,282
Posted By Shrike
Truely awful - though not quite up to Leslie Ash...

Truely awful - though not quite up to Leslie Ash (http://www.consultingroom.com/uploads/Image_Directory/Blog%20Images/LeslieAsh2.jpg) or Pete Burns'...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 25-07-2014, 13:56
Replies: 47
Views: 3,238
Posted By Shrike
Wouldn't a nylon bearing be quieter than a steel...

Wouldn't a nylon bearing be quieter than a steel one? Noise levels from white goods are a big selling point now, especially with the modern trend toward having the kitchen/diner as the main living...
Forum: General Discussion 25-07-2014, 13:43
Replies: 24
Views: 884
Posted By Shrike
I read that headline as meaning the geckos are up...

I read that headline as meaning the geckos are up for anything sexually. Then I read the piece - there are four girl geckos and one lucky boy gecko - so I guess they are!;-)
Forum: Advice 25-07-2014, 13:31
Replies: 32
Views: 2,287
Posted By Shrike
^^^ Yes the Wye valley is much underrated, people...

^^^ Yes the Wye valley is much underrated, people tend to go straight on into Wales. Similarly Shropshire gets bypassed, but there are lovely areas around Church Stretton and Shrewsbury.
Forum: Pets 25-07-2014, 13:28
Replies: 43
Views: 2,079
Posted By Shrike
Thats great news:D I wonder if she'd been there...

Thats great news:D
I wonder if she'd been there the whole time? Unlikely I suppose as where would she have been toileting?

Good to have the chipping done, its not guaranteed to work as someone has...
Forum: General Discussion 25-07-2014, 12:33
Replies: 28
Views: 1,552
Posted By Shrike
You've obviously never been completely wazzed...

You've obviously never been completely wazzed then! I had many occasions in my youth where I've no idea how I got home, found myself covered in scratches where, apparently, I'd been jumping in bushes...
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