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  1. 6 points
    Luckily the local wildlife will come to my jungle. Being in total lockdown because of vulnerable family and being a member of the photo club means I have limited access to wildlife to photograph. Some will sit still while trying to distract the cat from the nest. Unfortunately this means I took over 200 pictures this morning.
  2. 5 points
    you people either have too much garden or too much time or both. My garden looks like it did before the fair weather. Even the locals won't go near it.
  3. 3 points
    Something to relieve a little part of the lockdown blues. It's taken me a while to get around to this, because oddly they seem to command a higher than average price for what should be a common issue.
  4. 3 points
    My lockdown keep fit tips. Begin by standing on a comfortable surface, where you have plenty of room on each side. With a 5kg potato bag in each hand, extend your arm straight out from your sides and hold them there as long as you can. Try to reach a full minute and relax. Each day you'll find that you can hold this position for just a bit longer. After a couple of days, move up to 10kg potato bags. Then try 50kg potato bags and eventually try to get to where you can lift a 100kg potato bag in each hand and hold your arms straight for more then a full minute. (I'm now at this level). After you feel confident at that level, put a potato in each bag.
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    Done to keep vampires at bay........
  7. 2 points
    One for you I think Paddy. 90 minutes of live remastered Floyd from 1994:
  8. 2 points
    A bonus halfcrown for me too this week. Bought for stock, but with much of the crap removed it shows the obverse mark to be crescent over book, so it becomes one for me. Crescent is a rare mark for James I and only used on gold. Book is only marginally less rare. Up to this point I hadn't positively identified this overmark on any coin to add it as a requirement for the initial mark section of the collection.
  9. 1 point
    Maybe even more varieties than your idioms!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  10. 1 point
    Agreed. I love the early Alec Guinness films.
  11. 1 point
    The electronic geeks who ran the SU audio would hire out the equipment for the smaller bands whose PA wasn't up to it. I remember they'd set the volume on my amp to quite a modest level using one of the disco 45s. So I learned to give them an Elton John single for that purpose that was a particularly quiet recording, and so I had more to play with than they intended. Luckily they never caught on. 😀
  12. 1 point
    I agree with most of this, but I am a pedant. 😉 Two of the worst crimes against English are.. the word 'attendee' (who is 'being attended' rather than 'attending'?) - 'attender' please 'electrocution' to mean simply getting an electric shock but not dying. The word is formed from ELECTRICITY + EXECUTION!!
  13. 1 point
    I first heard it used in one of my favourite Ealing films, Kind Hearts and Coronets. The Reverend Lord Henry d’Ascoyne says "...I always say that my West Window has all the exuberance of Chaucer without, happily, any of the concomitant crudities of his period" 😂 beautiful
  14. 1 point
    The sparrows were nest building this morning as were the resident blackbirds. A mouse was noted pilfering the seed we put out for the birds six weeks ago. One hedgehog has reappeared, though I suspect mum and dad didn't make it as one was found rotted away in next door's garden when the lawn was cut and the other appeared on a neighbour's patio a month or more ago having been shredded by a strimmer(?). Last year we had 6 in total.
  15. 1 point
    Oh yes of course.... Not concomitant. ( Word of the week for me! ) Odd though....so fine....like someone with a very steady hand was playing with the world's smallest brazing kit...
  16. 1 point
    Interesting. The raised cross is without the concomitant wear visible on the coin. I'd suggest it has been added at a later date and not cut into the die.
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    Totally interchangeable. Radio is the modern equivalent of wireless which I reckon is anything with valves or at least older than me. At sea I was the wireless operator, or the radio officer, or sparks, depending on who was addressing you. The latter because of early spark transmitters. My favourite book on the subject is called "WIreless at Sea". 😉
  19. 1 point
    The first time I ever heard Pink Floyd was while watching the movie "Crystal Voyager" at the cinema. The track was "Echoes" and it was played as the background to a dude surfing a tube. That was 1973 and I've been hooked ever since. Around that time we also had a thing going with making displays like the pulse section at the begining. A local TV shop was doing part exchanges on old TVs and we scrounged a bunch from his scrap pile. Disconnect the scan coils and apply a stereo channel to each coil and watch the pretty Lissajou's figures. Stuff like PInk Floyd's with a lot of single note pulses was ideal especially if the stereo was well seperated. Disco lights had nothing to compare. While I was at school in the early 60s Practical Wireless or Practical Electronics had a circuit for something called a "Spectrophon" that converted sound to light using OC25 transistors as amplifiers. Usually audio split into three channels but that was adaptable. At the time the MOT test came in so with a bit of adaptation you could power those big Marechal headlights from scrapped cars in the local scrapyard. Now you get the same sort of thing on a chip. 🙄
  20. 1 point
    He really is a piece of work, isn't he? His Alfred the Great looks like a tribute to Mick Jagger and Barbara Streisand's illegitimate love child playing at Red Indians.
  21. 1 point
    A music based question. What's the difference between the Rolling Stones and a Scotsman? . . . . . One says, "Hey, you. Get off of my cloud." And the other says "Hey, Mccloud. Get off of my ewe."
  22. 1 point
    Obviously his idea of a discount Offa. Looks cast to me
  23. 1 point
    My ha'penny varieties site certainly isn't going to go down to that sub-atomic level.
  24. 1 point
    okey dokey, no rush
  25. 0 points
    Here is a picture of the main studio monitors I put together two years ago. Very loud....they only really work in a very big room.