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Miscellaneous / Re: Workshop and fixit stuff
« Last post by jumbojak on Today at 03:50:55 AM »
There's a big honking hole in the condenser return line for my car's ac system. I have some epoxy setting up, just so I can charge the system enough to test the compressor. If the compressor turns in I'll be in fairly good shape once I get a vacuum pump to finish the job properly.
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Current Events / Re: Another Mass Shooting
« Last post by Dave on Today at 01:24:19 AM »
^ A stimulating video Arturo.  I fear that there are elements of truth in what the speaker is saying. 

One of our lesser utilized networks is PBS who does not have commercials in the usual way.  Too bad that PBS is not subscribed by the masses.  There are those of us who do but we are in the minority.

In addition there is NPR (National Public Radio) that often has some brilliant content. NPR does not have commercials either.  Once again it is not subscribed by the masses but it is used by the more educated who are also the minority audience.

Neither of these communicators are particularly political in nature.  They are often accused of being too liberal but they do present both sides of an argument rather well.

Got some PBS videos - good stuff. Not surprised to hear that it has low suscription though, actually requires some intelligence! No naked sexy stuff, no violence, no raucous humour - nothing for the unwashed masses.
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Current Events / Re: Another Mass Shooting
« Last post by Icarus on Today at 12:59:07 AM »
^ A stimulating video Arturo.  I fear that there are elements of truth in what the speaker is saying. 

One of our lesser utilized networks is PBS who does not have commercials in the usual way.  Too bad that PBS is not subscribed by the masses.  There are those of us who do but we are in the minority.

In addition there is NPR (National Public Radio) that often has some brilliant content. NPR does not have commercials either.  Once again it is not subscribed by the masses but it is used by the more educated who are also the minority audience.

Neither of these communicators are particularly political in nature.  They are often accused of being too liberal but they do present both sides of an argument rather well.

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Laid Back Lounge / Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
« Last post by Icarus on Today at 12:34:14 AM »
My daughter, 63,  recently had a hip replacement. She walked (slowly) out of the surgical facility the same day as the surgery.  The surgical site was very small, only about four centimeters. She was back to her energetically active ways within six weeks.

Good luck Hermes, we'll be anxiously waiting for your return......and may the force be with you.
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Laid Back Lounge / Re: What's on your mind today?
« Last post by Dave on May 22, 2018, 06:40:56 PM »

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Have to paint the ceiling over the bed a lighter colour though, it's currently a deep red.
I dread to ask. Did you paint it that colour and if so why?

'Cos I think it's sexy!.  :devil2:

Well, that was 25 odd years ago when my get-up was still capable of going . . .

The rest of the room (don't forget it is a glorified bedsitter with arches, and curtains, round the bed) is white to look bigger and airier but I did not want a white bed area. Don't like pastel colours, insipid, yellow is also bright, orange seems, hmm . . . Greens, naw. Blue is a bit too "cold", black is - black. Deep red is warm. Got some bedding that matches it, another set in black for contrast.

I like it and, these days, that's all that matters!
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Laid Back Lounge / Re: What's on your mind today?
« Last post by Tank on May 22, 2018, 06:14:00 PM »

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Have to paint the ceiling over the bed a lighter colour though, it's currently a deep red.
I dread to ask. Did you paint it that colour and if so why?
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Laid Back Lounge / Re: What's on your mind today?
« Last post by Dave on May 22, 2018, 05:28:37 PM »
Perhaps this is the solution, a 10" Android tablet with built in projector!



https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lenovo-YOGA-Tab-10-01-Inch-Tablet/dp/B01MT75RSZ/ref=sr_1_4?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1527006157&sr=1-4&keywords=Projecting+tablet

Have to paint the ceiling over the bed a lighter colour though, it's currently a deep red.
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Laid Back Lounge / Re: What's on your mind today?
« Last post by Dave on May 22, 2018, 03:07:06 PM »
Sounds like you need a mini projector.

I had actually thought if that . . .

Know of one that works with a tablet with no video out? Hmm, is there  Bluetooth or Wifi mini projector I wonder?
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Laid Back Lounge / Re: GOOF
« Last post by Tank on May 22, 2018, 02:49:22 PM »
Yes.  all of the above and...   GET OFF MY LAWN!!!
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I don't actually have a lawn, but it's principle of the thing...


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Exactly, I'm an equal opportunity curmudgeon!

Bullshit!

You never let a person get a word in edgewise!
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Current Events / Re: Meghan Markle
« Last post by Tank on May 22, 2018, 02:47:55 PM »
We Aussies get the best of both worlds.  Whilst not technically a republic, for all intents and purposes we really are.  The Monarch has only one power, to appoint the Governor General based solely on the Prime Minister's advice.  All other reserve powers are invested in the GG.  So we get to enjoy a stable government (a Constitutional Monarchy) and all the royal pomp and ceremony and can pretend it's ours and all at someone else's expense.  We get the occasional visit by HM or one of the Firm which admittedly cost a bit, but not a lot at all in the scheme of things.  All good.  Oh, and those that care get to watch royal weddings and feel good about it, a harmless diversion.

Hear hear!!!

The best thing about the Queen is that without the monarchy the Brexit mob could vote in a President like Trump!!!
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