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Forum: The lounge 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 808
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Climate Change - Latest

It's just occurred to me:

Melting of the polar ice caps, which lie near the axis of rotation of the Earth, would shift large masses of water towards the equatorial regions. Conservation of angular...
Forum: The lounge 1 Day Ago
Replies: 30
HELP! Pop Up Scam?
Views: 616
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Pop Up Scam?

This thread has reminded me that my 'Tomato' router runs some extensions off a USB stick, amongst which is a program that downloads several lists of blacklisted sites and blocks them. It was 'fit...
Forum: The lounge 2 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 442
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: A Parable of The Millennial Son and the Wood Burning Stove

My bedroom was in the garage! Well, we called it a garage but it was just a couple of rusty corrugated iron sheets propped against the wall, to hold our bikes.

Jim
Forum: Foto Fair 2 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 525
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Throstle

I get that occasionally - it's a real nuisance! I never get it on any other site.

Jim
Forum: Software 3 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 205
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Everything

I'd open a terminal in Linux and type:

find / -name '*partofname*'

Unix shell utilities do the job quickly and efficiently.

(I think that you can do the above in W10 nowadays.)

Jim
Forum: Foto Fair 3 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Hobby Hunting Dragonflies

If the 'Custodians of the Countryside' had their way we wouldn't see them at all!

Jim
Forum: Foto Fair 3 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 227
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Took the old girl for day out.

You masked the reg. in the last image, but not in the first one!

Jim
Forum: Foto Fair 4 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 525
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Throstle

I'm thinking baby robin.

BTW: Drossel is German for Thrush/Throstle.

Jim
Forum: The lounge 1 Week Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 808
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Climate Change - Latest

A bit like saying: what's the point of sticking to the 70 mph motorway limit, when everyone else is exceeding it.

Jim
Forum: The lounge 1 Week Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 808
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Climate Change - Latest

I'm happy to pay (but not for all of it ;)

Call it insurance. The penalty for getting it wrong is massive disruption of the World's climate, with the associated effect on the economies and mass...
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Seeds

The image doesn't show the cones, just the male flowers. The cones are on a different part of the tree.

Jim
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Mistletoe

Mistletoe is a large family, including many tropical species:

https://www.australiangeographic.com.au/topics/science-environment/2018/11/australia-is-the-real-home-of-mistletoe/

I find our...
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Seeds

The 'seed' is pollen from the male flowers.

Jim
Forum: The lounge 1 Week Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 808
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Climate Change - Latest

So let's take a chance and go with the study mentioned - it's not as if anything serious could happen if 50 years on people say 'Oops - we got it wrong'!

Jim
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Rebuffed

Strewth, the Sheila treated you like you were a raw prawn she'd eaten! ;)

Jim
Forum: The lounge 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 390
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Strange 'phone calls!

He ended up in the 'slammer' - from where he posted the message! ;)

Jim
Forum: The lounge 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 390
Posted By Jim Ford
Strange 'phone calls!

I occasionally get brief calls from obscure and far away places on my mobile. I've had them from Tobago, Vietnam, Cameroon, and Turks and Caicos.

The phone just gives a couple of rings, before...
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Dating a Smartphone

Not as sexy as Blundstone Boots, though! ;)

Jim
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Week Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 753
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Fiona McLeod has Left the Building

Fiona Macleod was the pseudonym of the writer William Sharp:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Sharp_(writer)

One of his poems - 'The Immortal Hour' was made into an opera by the British...
Forum: The lounge 1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,140
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Papuma & Bromo in June 2019

Ah - I assumed that you were in the Northern hemisphere and pointing North! :o

Jim
Forum: Foto Fair 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 753
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Fiona McLeod has Left the Building

I like the uranium glass in the 2nd from last one.

(I don't get the reference to "Fiona McLeod")

Jim
Forum: Foto Fair 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Staffa, Lunga and wide angle Puffins.

It is!

I camped for a few days on Staffa some years ago. I wanted to experience Fingall's cave on my own, without all the tourists. It's an amazing place, but I found that the footing was quite...
Forum: The lounge 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 153
Posted By Jim Ford
Photobox!

I wanted a few decent prints, small framed prints and a mug. I went to Photobox, which I've seen recommended.

I don't think I've seen such a clunky and opaque web site! I managed to upload and...
Forum: The lounge 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,140
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Papuma & Bromo in June 2019

It's interesting that the North Star is so low compared to the U.K. latitude. Further evidence (if any is needed) of the Earth being a sphere (more strictly, an oblate spheroid!

Jim
Forum: Foto Fair 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 526
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: White-tailed Eagle

Clearly yours are better! ;)

Jim
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