• Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

10,737 Awesome with awesome sauce

About HEM

  • Rank
    Pontius the Pilot

Contact Methods

  • Website http://

Profile Information

  • Location Schleswig-Holstein
  • Nationality British
  • Hometown Cheshire (Bramhall & Plumley)
  • Gender Male
  • Interests Gliding, Volcanoes, Cooking, Music (Vivaldi to Steeleye Span).
  1. What made you laugh today?

    Seen elswhere on the Internet (probably ancient...).
  2. What are you listening to right now?

      Then you probably saw them before I did.  I know that my brother & I saw the Hat tour at Manchester Free Trade Hall. I cannot remember if we were at the Commoners Crown tour.  Attended most after that up to & incl. Sails of Silver.   Then a big gap until 2004 when my wife & I flew over to the UK to stay with friends in Oxford where we saw Steeleye on the 35th Anniversiary tour. Got my photo taken with Maddy & Peter.   Subsequently we got to know Ken Nicol & Peter Knight quite well.  Havn't seen them since 2011.
  3. What are you listening to right now?

    Below the Salt was the first Steeleye album I bought (as a student).
  4.   Agree - I have used Irfanview since some years...
  5. Tesla Gigafactories, News and Conversation

    I worked at Oracle So did I but not by choice (via one of Oracle's many acquisitions).  Survived until retirement age - just.   and have met Larry Ellison  Award" & I met Scott McNealy (back in 2004 on winning a "Chairman's Award" together with a small team of colleagues).
  6. Where to purchase motor oil for car ?

    The 2-stroke oil I bought via Amazon was from Castrol.  I'm not going to put any un-approved stuff through my engine! Price was almost 2/3rds of that in shops - if it could be found there.
  7. Where to purchase motor oil for car ?

    I buy the 2-stroke oil I need for the auxillary engine in my sailplane from Amazon.
  8. BREXIT positives and negatives

      Yup, too bad.  I'm in same situation - as are numerous others.
  9. Phone calls from Europol/"Europol"

    A few minutes ago I got a call on my mobile from 0170 1895144 which started off with an obviously recorded message (female speaker) claiming to be from Europol at which point I stopped the call.  That number is probably a spoof number.
  10. What made you laugh today?

      I much preferred them with Paul Rodgers - no pretentions, just good solid rock music.  
  11.   Dave Allen destroyed the original some years ago...    
  12. I know the OP is planning to install a new one... When we bought our house back in 1989 one of the big "plus points" was a nice Kachelofen in the corner of the lounge. I believe it was installed when the house was built 10 years previously.   Anyhow - a year or so ago the big-chief Schornsteinfeger (not his lackey who has to do the dirty work) was doing some inspection of the oil heating & we showed him our Kachelofen with some trepidation.  He looked & said the German equivalent of "you don't get quality like this nowadays - no problem".
  13. The War in Ukraine

      As are the heads of the German government (or at least their fake grandfathers)...
  14. What made you smile today?

    I know one probably should not laugh/smile - but seen at our local Marktkauf/EDEKA yesterday: (The description on the boxes with the product below was of course correct).     Obviously not intended for use on deeper waters.   I did give the Infodesk the tip that something was badly wrong with that sign. I'm not sure that they believed me - they didn't with the "Cheddar Costworld" cheese either..