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  1. Re: Anyone see the Russian airfreighter fly into Auckland Thursday?

    I spend the occasional afternoon parked at the viewing spot at the eastern end of the runway with my scanner listening to the tower talking to the aircraft. The majority of the time the aircraft land...
  2. Re: le Viaduc de Millau - the tallest bridge in the world

    I used to take a little old lady over the harbour bridge fairly regularly and she always told me to go up the middle on the main part of the bridge. She was not keen on travelling on the clipons....
  3. Thread: Speed Limit Ad

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    Re: Speed Limit Ad

    We never watch the ads. We mute the sound.

    We record some programmes (because they are on at bedtime) and take great delight at skipping through the ads.

    At one time a few years back, there...
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    Re: Consider This Opinion

    Quite agree, Ken. Interesting, but I skimmed over most of it.:groan:
  5. Re: le Viaduc de Millau - the tallest bridge in the world

    That looks very interesting. Even at that distance it is impressive. What a pity you could not cycle over it. That would have been amazing.

    And that reminds me. When we were in Paris a few years...
  6. le Viaduc de Millau - the tallest bridge in the world

    An incredible piece of engineering in southern France, built to last 120 years. Cost 394m Euro.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millau_Viaduct

    I learnt about the bridge in a programme I watch...
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    Re: The universe is expanding

    You're right, Bryan. I find it hard to comprehend how much a billion is, let alone billions.

    So do you ever wonder where it all came from? And was there a time when there was nothing?

    It...
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    The universe is expanding

    https://www.newscientist.com/article/2305422-its-official-we-dont-know-how-fast-the-universe-is-expanding/

    The universe is expanding but where is it expanding to? Is it expanding to somewhere...
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    A new poem by Pam Ayres.

    I have a little Satnav, it sits there in my car.
    A Satnav is a driver's friend it tells you where you are.
    I have a little Satnav, i've had it all my life. It's better than the normal ones, my...
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    Re: 52 German Warships sunk in one day

    Yes, I heard that as well - just recently.
  11. Re: Brian Tamaki arrested for alleged breach of bail conditions

    You are condemning all religious people because of the actions of a few. Granted, there is the scum out there but to judge all religious people by a few zealots is just not very fair. Most people who...
  12. Re: Brian Tamaki arrested for alleged breach of bail conditions

    Don't condemn religion just because of the actions of a few idiots. The majority of Christians (and other religions) are very nice people. It's just the few (so called) "religious" drongoes who give...
  13. Re: Brian Tamaki arrested for alleged breach of bail conditions

    And when I arrived in Auckland in 1964, the place where he is imprisoned was known as Mt Eden Prison.

    If you were watching TV1 news this evening you would have heard it referred to not as a...
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    Have you heard the cicadas this summer?

    I live in Auckland and we hear the cicadas at this time every summer now that the temperature has warmed up. But this year they have not made an appearance and I wonder why?

    Are the cicadas making...
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    Have you heard of MC Escher?

    MC Escher is a Dutch graphic artist with a very different approach to art.

    The impossible world of MC Escher. Have a look here:
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    52 German Warships sunk in one day

    I watch a programme on Duke TV called "Abandoned Engineering" and the following was this weeks story - something that I was not aware of.

    In waters off Orkney a century ago, 52 German warships...
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    Re: Question on Android tablet

    Thank you for that, Piroska. I did not know there was a safe way as opposed to an unsafe way. I will pass that on to SWMBO.

    Much appreciated.:thanks
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    Question on Android tablet

    SWMBO has an Android tablet and I suggested that she installs the software for the scanner/printer but she says that it does not have the room to do that. I thought that if that is the case, why does...
  19. Thread: House Prices

    by Roscoe
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    Re: House Prices

    I don't think that comparing sold prices with bought prices is the right way to go. Rather we say that we bought our first house for nine years wages and sold it for fourteen years wages. We think...
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    Re: Booster Adventure

    We went down to the airport for our booster. The illuminated sign said half an hour waiting time but we were taken straight away and were home within the hour.

    We would not have worried if we had...
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    Re: MS Office Home & Student

    I think that it is too expensive and too slow. I say too slow because I run Outlook and Word is available with Outlook and have tried it but I'd much rather use Text Maker - costs nothing, is much...
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    Re: Spam Txt message

    I am receiving something similar from Norton. And like you, I have never bought anything from Norton. Why would anyone pay Norton (McAfee) when there is so much free stuff on the net to choose...
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    Re: How do I download an mp3 of some songs?

    Thank you for that, zqwerty, I did not know.:thanks
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    Re: How do I download an mp3 of some songs?

    When I came onto the site late afternoon it said that I had a PM from you but I could not access it. Will you be able to send your message to lambournross@gmail.com ? That would be helpful, thank you.
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    Re: How do I download an mp3 of some songs?

    Thank you Wainui. What sort of info would you like?
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