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    This may sound stupid but tidying up yesterday...

    This may sound stupid but tidying up yesterday and rearranging things in the kitchen a bit after a burst of cooking I found a wok.
    I didn't know I had that.
    I know, I've only been on my own for 16...
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    It was fun in it's day. I enjoyed it.

    It was fun in it's day. I enjoyed it.
  3. Search engines are getting too darn smart for...

    Search engines are getting too darn smart for their own good.

    I am not stupid.
    I will ask for what I want.
    Don't second guess me.
    It just wastes my time.
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    I visited a friend recently and they remembered I...

    I visited a friend recently and they remembered I used to play classical guitar in my youth so they placed one in my hands.
    I fumbled about, fixed the tuning, cursed my disobedient fingers but got...
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    Why did a box containing only an acoustic guitar...

    Why did a box containing only an acoustic guitar (I checked) come with a big Lithium Battery warning label on it?

    From a quite reputable musical instrument supplier but, of course, I have no idea...
  6. Thread: Dive Show

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    I must move in different circles. The dive show...

    I must move in different circles.
    The dive show never got a mention but I've heard a lot of moaning about the rugby clashing with the latest Call-of-Duty release.
    I know people who were getting up...
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    I jetwashed the Mewes yesterday. And the...

    <sigh>
    I jetwashed the Mewes yesterday.
    And the Hoselock fittings dripped and wouldn't stay on and <sulk><sulk>

    So today as AJ and I met up at the Hassock's Garden Center, it is our...
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    Adventure travel? To me that means get on the...

    Adventure travel?
    To me that means get on the bike, drive somewhere, then get out the phone a google for a place to stay.

    Planning it is cheating.
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    Everything goes Ka-boom in the microwave given...

    Everything goes Ka-boom in the microwave given half a chance because of the usual 'super-heated water' trick.
    That why we have cling film.

    Well that's why I have cling film. Everybody else seems...
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    Duuh? I looked at the picture and thought "I'd...

    Duuh?

    I looked at the picture and thought "I'd eat that"

    and I assure you that if you made some the other way up I'd eat them too.
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    Provided he's careful not to verbal himself...

    Provided he's careful not to verbal himself that's about as far as it will go.
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    Haven't got me yet.

    Haven't got me yet.
  13. Thread: Sat nav

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    Ditto my Tomtom v my Mercedes. Also it gets...

    Ditto my Tomtom v my Mercedes.
    Also it gets updates on my wifi (included), knows about speed limits/cameras, get traffic updates, displays far more information and moves over onto the bike in...
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    Wasn't his initial publication always as...

    Wasn't his initial publication always as serialised in magazines who always have strict size requirements?

    I have problems with Dickens. His usual theme was beautiful children die horribly.
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    When I looked it up I read Novel over 40,000...

    When I looked it up I read
    Novel over 40,000 words
    Novella 17,500 to 40,000 words
    Novelette 7,500 to 17,500 words
    Short story under 7,500 words oh
    but the two in the middle are rather...
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    Oh bother. My latest short story has just...

    Oh bother.
    My latest short story has just exceeded 100K words and it's only just ramping up to its conclusion.
    I appear to have accidentally written a novel.
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    PayPal buyer protection I try to buy a rather...

    PayPal buyer protection

    I try to buy a rather amusing gadget for $44.89 from China.
    They send me totally the wrong item that I later discover is on Amazon for about 7.
    I email back politely as...
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    and cameras that a too darn smart. I thought...

    and cameras that a too darn smart.

    I thought I'd do another Sally video. She's still in moult but just Sally and I sitting out in the sun taking lunch together.
    She behaved beautifully....
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    Sat nav configurations. Can...

    Sat nav configurations. <fume><fume>

    Can somebody tell me where the "Send me for a scenic tour of Sussex back roads" check box is so I can clear it?
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    Well there was a wasted couple of hours. I...

    Well there was a wasted couple of hours.

    I wanted to knock out a quick installer package to help install a piece of code.
    Of course you wouldn't even need it if Microsoft could achieve backwards...
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    This is medical equipment. They'd charge 5000...

    This is medical equipment.
    They'd charge 5000 to refill it with tap water.
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    You can, apparently, make an exhaust to...

    <nods>
    You can, apparently, make an exhaust to tune any point on the rev range and make it high but Honda/BMW/etc spend huge amounts to get it right everywhere.
    I swapped the 'Titanium Race Can!!!"...
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    A few of you may understand. The delights of...

    A few of you may understand.

    The delights of running Clang-Tidy on a C++ program I started in 1994.
    And it's found several improvements and it might have found the cause behind one occasional...
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    I replaced my front gate a...

    <sulk> <sulk> <sulk>
    I replaced my front gate a couple of weeks ago but I forgot to allow for the slope on the path
    and it grounded out at about two thirds open. Then it started to rain so I left...
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    You need a 'granny string' so they hang from your...

    You need a 'granny string' so they hang from your neck when you take them off.
    Works for me.
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