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Forum: Politics & Govt Today, 12:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 198
Posted By Bruce
I don't understand why Britain wants to retain...

I don't understand why Britain wants to retain the Palace of Westminster as the House of Parliament. Why not take a leaf out of our book (or Malaysia or many other countries around the world) and...
Forum: General Chat Today, 12:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 290
Posted By Bruce
I spent many years in electronics working on...

I spent many years in electronics working on everything from step by step Strowger telephone exchanges, through crossbar, coax transmission to microwave radio (the latter two virtually came and went...
Forum: General Health Today, 01:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 157
Posted By Bruce
I have tinnitus for years too but I never...

I have tinnitus for years too but I never realised I did until one day it stopped for a few seconds and everything went quiet.

Doesn't worry me in the slightest, getting deafer does - though I...
Forum: Science and Environment Yesterday, 01:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 280
Posted By Bruce
My boys in the RAN wear camouflage as their...

My boys in the RAN wear camouflage as their normal work gear, they have highly reflective stripes on the sleeves and legs which rather seems to defeat the object of camouflage.
...
Forum: Brexit Forum Yesterday, 01:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 481
Posted By Bruce
Only time will tell who the real losers are. The...

Only time will tell who the real losers are. The next few years will be interesting for Europe as a whole but never mind, no harm in ring a few bells.

We watch with interest.
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 01:19 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,207
Posted By Bruce
I don't have any friends now however I do have a...

I don't have any friends now however I do have a lot of acquaintances with whom I am quite matey ie we go out for the occasional drink or meal and chat regularly.

Over the years I have lost touch...
Forum: Car Forum 18-01-2020, 04:25 AM
Replies: 21
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Views: 326
Posted By Bruce
I often think of registering my camper in...

I often think of registering my camper in Canberra or a state where they don't have rego checks. It would make it so much easier when it is 5 years old and has to have a rego check.




The nice...
Forum: General Chat 18-01-2020, 04:17 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 665
Posted By Bruce
It was only when I returned to the UK after many...

It was only when I returned to the UK after many years absence that I discovered how undrinkable the water was.

A lot of places seem to have hard water and it tastes foul (not necessarily because...
Forum: General Chat 16-01-2020, 11:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 452
Posted By Bruce
In the early 60s I was training with GPO...

In the early 60s I was training with GPO Telephones in Folkestone. We had a job in the best hotel called the Metropole (I think it is now apartments). This was in the days when Folkestone was still a...
Forum: General Chat 16-01-2020, 11:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 186
Posted By Bruce
Ha ha, it's like Brexit, you will get there...

Ha ha, it's like Brexit, you will get there eventually! ;-)

I am thinking of getting myself a rain gauge, I had one years ago but it I think it blew over in a storm and broke never to be replaced....
Forum: General Chat 16-01-2020, 10:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 186
Posted By Bruce
Good morning Friday !

Another wonderful morning waking to the sound of rain on the roof. According to BOM this area has had 18mm of rain in the last 24 hours.

No walk this morning even though it is a pleasant 20, it...
Forum: General Chat 16-01-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,207
Posted By Bruce
It obituaries "he did not suffer fools gladly" ...

It obituaries "he did not suffer fools gladly" is a polite way of saying "he was an overbearing, cranky pr**k that everybody avoided".
Forum: Food & Drink 16-01-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 199
Posted By Bruce
The test has been completed. ...

The test has been completed.

https://www.over50sforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=11440&d=1579171568

The equipment prepared... The stainless steel bowl was covered in butter and 20ml of...
Forum: Technology 15-01-2020, 10:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 194
Posted By Bruce
The problem is that so many unusable apps are...

The problem is that so many unusable apps are built into the operating system and can't be deleted though some can be turned off.

I have auto updates turned off and only update the programs I...
Forum: Technology 15-01-2020, 10:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 194
Posted By Bruce
My daughter and hubby are "Defence" they are not...

My daughter and hubby are "Defence" they are not allowed to use Huawei. Actually neither are allowed to take a phone into their respective buildings anyway.

I have an Huawei phone and I love it, I...
Forum: General Chat 15-01-2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 47
Posted By Bruce
Good Morning Thursday

Yes, Thursday is here already.

Whoooppeee! I woke this morning to the sound of rain on the roof. Unfortunately it has stopped now so it is probably only 5mm but more is predicted for Sunday and...
Forum: Technology 15-01-2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,079
Posted By Bruce
It might be worth changing the USB being used. I...

It might be worth changing the USB being used. I have a Sandisk 16Gb thumb drive that Windows doesn't recognise as a drive even though it recognises it as a USB device ie Explorer doesn't...
Forum: General Chat 15-01-2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 243
Posted By Bruce
What's the point of god given slaves if you can't...

What's the point of god given slaves if you can't sexually exploit them? They're slaves.
Forum: Technology 15-01-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 380
Posted By Bruce
I have a bone to pick with 1909, since it has...

I have a bone to pick with 1909, since it has installed itself pressing the wheel on the folder icon no longer brings up a new instance of Windows Explorer.

An update just installed but alas it...
Forum: Science and Environment 15-01-2020, 04:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 384
Posted By Bruce
I am surprised you took my light hearted reply to...

I am surprised you took my light hearted reply to your original light hearted post so seriously.
Forum: Science and Environment 15-01-2020, 01:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 375
Posted By Bruce
I haven't been to Venice for nearly 60years but I...

I haven't been to Venice for nearly 60years but I don't think the canals are very deep so a tide 50cm lower than normal would make a big difference.

...
Forum: General Chat 15-01-2020, 01:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 243
Posted By Bruce
No thanks baby Jesus, we had floods last...

No thanks baby Jesus, we had floods last February.

Israel Folau can tell you why.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/image/11089374-3x2-700x467.jpg
Forum: General Chat 15-01-2020, 01:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 243
Posted By Bruce
No thanks baby Jesus, we had floods last February.

No thanks baby Jesus, we had floods last February.
Forum: Technology 15-01-2020, 01:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 248
Posted By Bruce
Looks good, the JBL Flip4 isn't waterproof that I...

Looks good, the JBL Flip4 isn't waterproof that I am aware of so that is a good idea because I do use mine outdoors (not that it rains here). In fact the blob of white on mine is paint from when my...
Forum: General Chat 15-01-2020, 01:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 552
Posted By Bruce
They don't use glue it is plastic coated paper...

They don't use glue it is plastic coated paper and the teabags are welded together by melting the plastic.

My UK brother complained sometime ago that teabags didn't compost, at the time I was sure...
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