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  1. Surely, it was 'great bust.'
  2. DaveG38

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Here's an optimist on the US eBay site. What is interesting is that he 'may not ship to the UK.' https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-Elizabeth-2-collectable-coins-1971-1988-1985-One-pound-Elizabeth-II/324026633296?hash=item4b717e0c50:g:k2oAAOSw94pdPyBO
  3. I can get Tesco slots in a few days time with no problem now.
  4. There are but in N. America. Ooops! He must be red fox, but apart from the head he's nothing like a red fox. Body colour is all wrong, tail colour and shape isn't right. Not sure what type he is, except he's definitely a fox.
  5. Here's my regular visiting fox, just having a snooze in the late afternoon. As far as I can judge, he's either a grey fox, or he's a hybrid grey/red. Pic is a bit grainy as its taken through glass.
  6. DaveG38

    2009 Blue Peter Olympic 50p

    There are two on ebay at the moment with bidding at £205 and £255!!! And that's with more than a day to go. Paid £3.49 for mine.
  7. Not a solicitous call, but a comedian and a spoof email thread. Great stuff. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QdPW8JrYzQ or this one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4Uc-cztsJo
  8. I have a complete set of these mags and I have considered doing this in the past. All it would take is scanning the pages into the PC and organising them for a website and for reading. Not too hard. More tricky if you want to be able to search for specific articles or entries. The problem is that I don't know who now owns the copyright. I knew a lady who was a proof reader for them, but she wasn't able to help with anybody to contact now, for permission. At the end of the day, there are some 25 years of mags, 12 per year excluding those when they came out every fortnight, and say an average of 80 pages per issue. That's 24000+ scans. Could do it, but not if, the moment I publish them, someone comes along and says 'oi they are mine'. Having said this, I'm talking about reproducing the whole mag, not just selected articles. The problem with the latter is choosing which ones, especially as it wouldn't be long before demands grew for more and more of the content to be made available. Plus, of course, there is still the matter of copyright.
  9. Correct, but no 1967 penny for you.
  10. This is a simple one. What sentence was used by BT engineers to check the correct operation of all the alphabet keys on the keyboard on a telex machine? The correct answerer doesn't even get a 1967 penny as a prize.
  11. I have diabetes and my other half has asthma, and we are both over 70, but we don't quality either.
  12. I'm leaving the garden for now. Spending time giving the cars a thorough cleaning and polishing. Its amazing how much algae and other grot there is in all the nooks and crannies. They've never looked so good or been so well cleaned. However, does anybody have any ideas for a suitable treatment for a black canvass roof that is beginning to grow mildew and green patches. It doesn't matter how much I scrub the green patches and mucky green water runs off, I still can't get rid of it all. Also any ideas for re-blacking the roof?
  13. Well done that man!
  14. You are all correct that it is a green and red stamp, but the logic that leads to this is quite extensive. As a starting point, if the first student sees 4 red stamps on the other two students foreheads then he knows immediately that he has 2 green on his own. And vice versa if he sees two green. Hence if he says he doesn't know this can't be the solution. This conclusion is one that the next student understands so he then goes through all the possible combinations to conclude that he doesn't know either, and so on. Each successive question to a student results in the student analysing what the previous student(s) concluded, and taking the problem forwards. By the time we get to the fifth round, the student has examined all the previous possibilities and knows that these can all be discounted, and so he comes to his own definitive conclusion - one red and one green. I could go through each stage with all the permutations and the conclusions drawn, but there aren't enough hours in the day to do this. Try it if you want to, but it takes many pages of 'what ifs' to get to the answer.