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Stanley
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Posted -  14/11/2010  :  06:26
NEW VERSION TO MAKE IT EASIER FOR MEMBERS WITH SLOW CONNECTIONS TO CONNECT.

Follw this LINK for last version.


Stanley Challenger Graham




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belle
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Posted - 16/03/2011 : 23:21
What attracted mine and D's attention today was the wonderful programme going out on BBC 2 at 7.30 called "the boat that Guy built". in tonight's programme we had Guy and his mate kitting out the narrow boats bedroom. He went to Arkwright's mill, did some spinning and weaving, made a mattress, cleaned a clock face up a steeple on a bosuns chair, and was shown the workings of a clock... all stuff I've been reading about on this site for years!


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HerbSG
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Posted - 17/03/2011 : 03:30
What caught my attention today....only because of the situation in Japan!.....An earth quake (only 4.3) on the Quebec/Ontario border...no damages.  I  live along the shore of Lake Ontario..between 2 nuclear facilities..each has I believe  up to 6 reactors...last night the one upstream had a leak of 75,000 litres of demineralized water into lake Ontario...with negligible affect on the drinking water supply that comes from Lake Ontario.


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wendyf
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Posted - 17/03/2011 : 07:32
We have been enjoying that programme too Belle. I liked the first one when they made the items needed to produce a cup of tea. They didnt smelt enough iron to make a kettle but managed a dish, and then made Wedgewood mugs to drink out of.


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frankwilk
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Posted - 17/03/2011 : 07:40

Frank, Auld Reekie, surely!

I did the translation in case you couldn't understand  lolol

Edited by - frankwilk on 17/03/2011 09:02:19 AM



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belle
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Posted - 17/03/2011 : 10:18
Wendy, I missed the first one but saw a bit of last weeks...when they were installing a shower, making the soap etc. Next weeks looks interesting as they are going to tin beans..looks messy too!

BBC - BBC One Programmes - The Boat That Guy Built

Guy Martin renovates a narrowboat with inventions from the Industrial Revolution.
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00z8jdv


Edited by - belle on 17/03/2011 10:22:01 AM


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moh
Silver Surfer


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Posted - 17/03/2011 : 10:32
He loves his tea does Guy - we call him 'cup a tea'.  He is a brilliant motor bike racer and usually does well in the TT.


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belle
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Posted - 17/03/2011 : 12:52
Do you know him Moh?


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moh
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Posted - 17/03/2011 : 14:16
Only through going to the motor bike racing.


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Stanley
Local Historian & Old Fart


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Posted - 18/03/2011 : 03:55
Product placement came to mind. I've wondered for a while if black North Face storm jackets are a fashion item for BBC reporters or are they getting them free? I notice on one report two days ago the logo was pixellated. Inspector Barnaby always drinks Glenmorangie.

Watching Japan and I can't help thinking that throwing buckets of water at the nuclear plant and bringing in fire engines  isn't necessarily the most reassuring action to back up the press releases that there is no danger of significant radiation. I think I'd vote with my feet! Interesting piece in PE yesterday about long-standing criticisms of the cooling at the plant and prosecutions for safety failings.


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Tizer
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Posted - 18/03/2011 : 11:48
Tricky one about product placement. Many of those types of garments have logos and names in obvious places and people see me much of the time with various logos/names displayed because I'm often in an anorak or fleece jacket. But then I'm not on telly! But if I worked as an outdorr reporter I would want a quality jacket and might well be North Face or an equivalent name. It must be difficult for the Tv companies now with the new rules. Cars are another danger - Tony Robinson drives around in a fancy Range Rover but did he buy it outright, or get a discount, or is it hired (and who paid)?

Different topic - housing needs. If like me you are secptical about eh housebuilding companies forever claiming there is a massive housing shortage in the UK have a look at these two blog pages.

`Unlocking the Potential of Empty Homes - 5 big housing lies and why the public doesn't buy the housing crisis'

`Figures that don't add up'

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tripps
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Posted - 18/03/2011 : 12:02
The BBC's attitude to product placement / advertising has long puzzled me.  I saw a newsreader tie himself in knots a while ago in order to avoid saying 'Marmite'  .  About a third of the rest of the programme was devoted to plugging stage shows, books, concerts, which seem to be exempt from any controls.  I have little doubt that money changes hands behind the scenes - they used to call it 'Payola'  in the record plugging days.   help - I'm changing into Catgate......

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Tizer
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Posted - 18/03/2011 : 12:24
The Beeb would usually say something like "Other yeast extracts are available" and this has become a catch phrase now for anything mentioned. It's a wonder they don't say "Other Libyan dictators are available" each time they mention Gaddafi.


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thomo
Barlick Born Old Salt


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Posted - 18/03/2011 : 13:44
News just in, the Libyan government has announced an immediate ceasefire, maybe common sense will prevail after all.


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Stanley
Local Historian & Old Fart


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Posted - 18/03/2011 : 14:52
EU news! I bought some St Bruno for a change from my usual Condor pipe tobacco and noticed that it was coarser than usual. Then I saw a notice on the packet: "From January 1st 2011 the cut width of pipe tobacco will increase to a minimum of 1.5 mm under EU regulation." Really! Is nothing sacred?  (I assume it's to make it less attractive to the roll-up brigade)


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HerbSG
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Posted - 18/03/2011 : 15:46
Peter, common sense or self preservation?  Now that NATO have settled on enforcing the no fly zone things should change.


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