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  1. Thread: Climate change?

    by Roscoe
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    Re: Climate change?

    "Wild variations in solar activity can push the earth into prolonged ice ages or cover the planet with sweltering jungles and burning deserts."

    Source: NASA's Unexplained Files, programme on the...
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    Re: Any bets on the shooter's colour?

    That's correct. It's a way of life in the US. They moan and wring their hands but no one does anything to strengthen the gun laws and until they do so mass shootings will continue to be a common...
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    Re: Any bets on the shooter's colour?

    It's just a sport in Yankee Land. They do it on a regular basis. I don't see why anyone should be surprised or make a big news story out of it. It's just what they do in Yankee Land. Now if they were...
  4. Thread: Jokes

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    Re: Jokes

    Yes, very good, Ken.

    We used to gather around and listen to the radio in the evenings. They had comedy shows such as "Life With Dexter." That was always good fun, but not as good as your...
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    Re: Using cellphones while driving

    In the early days of cellphones I was talking on my phone while driving on the motorway and realised that my attention was not fully on my driving and it had me worried so since then I have never...
  6. Thread: Climate change?

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    Re: Climate change?

    Very true, B.M. I'm certain that everyone has heard of the Ice Age, although that should be Ice Ages. The Ice Ages began 2.4 million years ago and lasted until 11,500 years ago. During this time, the...
  7. Thread: Climate change?

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    Re: Climate change?

    You'll notice that these days they are blaming everything out of the ordinary on climate change. In the 50s they used to blame that sort of thing on "the bomb."

    I wonder - once "climate change"...
  8. Thread: Climate change?

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    Re: Climate change?

    Oh what it is to be so wise. What hope is there for us poor mortals.:groan:
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    Re: Saving video from FB

    Thank you very much, Wainui. That worked well.

    And thank you as well, Zqwerty. Out of curiosity I tried that as well which also worked.

    Much appreciated. Thank you to you both.:thanks
  10. Re: A question for the train enthusiasts out there

    Yes, you could be right. A mad friend of mine said that all the rails are delivered pre rusted.:lol:
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    Saving video from FB

    A friend has posted a video of my family on FB that he took a year ago and I would like to save it as an mp4 to send on to one of my cousins. How do I do that, please.

    Thanks for your help. :thanks
  12. Re: A question for the train enthusiasts out there

    I recall railcars carrying a small amount of parcels, newspapers, that sort of thing in the luggage compartment. That was also where the guard rode. They did not call it freight in those days, they...
  13. Re: A question for the train enthusiasts out there

    There is another thing that I have wondered about: I watch quite a few amateur train videos from the driver's point of view and I notice that there are a lot of rails lying alongside the line. There...
  14. Re: Electric aircraft in the near future? I don't think so.

    My father told me there have been many instances of new ideas thought up over the years and the petrol companies bought their concepts and shelved them. They are making too much money and just don't...
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    Re: Who gets their Marching Orders?

    And, of course, you know what the government means by "multi-lingual" - maori and English. No matter that there are at least 45 other languages spoken in this country and that there are few people -...
  16. Re: Electric aircraft in the near future? I don't think so.

    The answer might be nuclear fusion which is different from a usual nuclear reaction. The good thing about fusion is that it does not leave any dangerous byproducts. That could be used to generate...
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    Re: Sign language radio ad.

    There were a couple of deaf boys at the hostel where I went to school in the late 50s. They did not use sign languague to communicate between themselves or us. Besides none of us would have known...
  18. Electric aircraft in the near future? I don't think so.

    I knew that you would find the following interesting - taken from "How The World Really Works" A scientist's guide to our past, present and future, by Vaclav Smil.

    How soon will we fly...
  19. Re: A question for the train enthusiasts out there

    Thank you, Smithie. Given the area that it is in, that sounds correct.:)

    And your second response, 1101, sounded good.:D
  20. A question for the train enthusiasts out there

    A friend of mine sent me a link to a video entitled "SOL and Taranaki Trains 1991" and I asked him what SOL meant. He said he was going to ask me.:rolleyes:

    Perhaps there is someone out there that...
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    Re: Who gets their Marching Orders?

    Surely it does not matter what it says. Overseas travellers will have absolutely no idea what the maori words mean. Perhaps they would have better to have written "Bonjour" or "Guten tag" as I am...
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    Re: Unemployment SPin

    We stayed at the camping ground in our motorhome a year or so back and loved it. The pools were great. It is a bit out of the way but worth the trip.:)
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    Re: Bayerische Motoren Werke AG

    Thanks for that, zqwerty. Very interesting. I see that Aktiengesellschaft translates as public company - owned by shareholders as you say.
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    Bayerische Motoren Werke AG

    Watched a rather interesting programme on Bayerische Motoren Werke AG but it did not say what the AG was for or what it meant. Does anybody know?

    Thanks for your help.:thanks
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    Re: Who gets their Marching Orders?

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    I don't know what the spokesperson means by "several times a day" as that has not been what I have heard. I listen to their frequencies most days and have been listening for...
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