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  1. Induction Cooktop - model recommendations

    We replaced our hob / oven in October last year & considered moving to an induction hob but we then found that we would have to replace ALL of our pots & pans (except one) and so decided to remain "conventional".
  2. BREXIT positives and negatives

    I'm obviously late to the table but I just found out that the English Shop in Köln has closed due to difficulties caused by Brexit.
  3. Thread for the weather 'oop North...   Today all seasons on one: howling gale, blinding sunshine, then dark as late evening, lashing rain with sleet and a few thunderstorms for good measure. Currently never-a-dull moment.
  4. Hat & sticky all day & then from about 5pm it started to rain & its still falling - constant light rain.
  5. Paysafe Card for Customs duty

      I suspect some of these crooks have software that "listens" to traffic to/from certain sites. Its like when you order from Amazon & promptly get a fake DHL mail about delivery.
  6. I've just posted a silly photo

      The last one.
  7. I've just posted a silly photo

      I never saw that in the data centers (then called "computer rooms") when I worked with those big magnetic tapes. Not even warm enough for such minimal coverage.
  8. Paysafe Card for Customs duty

    Nor will they demand payment via such methods...
  9. Why are you happy today?

      I beat him by a few days as usual...
  10. BREXIT positives and negatives

      I doubt it - if its one thing they are all united on is "getting rid of the EU".  Labour also.
  11. What made you laugh today?

    Seen elswhere on the Internet (probably ancient...).
  12. 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.
  13. What are you listening to right now?

    Below the Salt was the first Steeleye album I bought (as a student).
  14.   Agree - I have used Irfanview since some years...
  15. 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).
  16. 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.
  17. Where to purchase motor oil for car ?

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

      Yup, too bad.  I'm in same situation - as are numerous others.
  19. 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.
  20. What made you laugh today?

      I much preferred them with Paul Rodgers - no pretentions, just good solid rock music.  
  21.   Dave Allen destroyed the original some years ago...