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  1. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Rotary Cat.

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    Further to my last post:
     
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    Mr_Mistoffelees The Rotary Cat.

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  3. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-55348644
     
  4. enbydee

    enbydee Minimodder

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    Sorry I meant I couldn't find the trailer online.
     
  5. mrlongbeard

    mrlongbeard Multimodder

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    TiL that the back of the hand is called the 'dorsum'

    TiaL that reading the back of hand sanitiser holds more interest than working today....
     
  6. boiled_elephant

    boiled_elephant Merom Celeron 4 lyfe

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    TIL that you can go on someone's profile and find "all threads started by" and jump straight to the oldest ones.

    TI also L that 2007 me was a complete twonk and shouldn't have been allowed on the internet during his developmental years :hehe: some things should naturally expire and vanish over time, and forum posts are one of them.

    Oh, and TIL that Bit-Tech has a 'follow' function where you can follow other users? I have no idea what this is or what it does.

    I'm going down a Bit-Tech rabbit hole now. Remember Mankz?! And Tim S? Gosh. So many inactive/deleted accounts.
     
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  7. Arboreal

    Arboreal Keeper of the Electric Currants

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    Those of us of a certain age have a lot to thank Smallfilms for in terms of our childhood entertainment.
    The Clangers & Ivor the Engine ('70s colour version)...say no more
     
  8. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Rotary Cat.

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    Beware the Followers, there in the shadows, watching...:eeek::eeek::eeek:
     
  9. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Rotary Cat.

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    The Clangers were my favourites, I watched them all the first time they were shown!
     
  10. Byron C

    Byron C Over-reacting and over-analysing since 1982

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    2020 me is still a complete twonk :grin:

    Bindi's BanHammer :thumb:

    EDIT: Hell, even the emoji set I use on this forum are from the really old-school vBulletin software...
     
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  11. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    Did you catch the recent "new" episodes (2015) narrated by Michael Palin?
     
  12. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Rotary Cat.

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    I did watch one or two on YouTube. They did a good job updating it whilst retaining the character of the original.
     
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  13. Cookie Monster

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    Good times
     
  14. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    TIL that one of my favourite films "The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension" will finally be getting the sequel teased during the end credits back in 1984.
    "Buckaroo Banzai Against The World Crime League" by the original author Earl Mac Rauch, will be published as a novel in August.
     
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    ElThomsono Multimodder

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    Today I learned how the moon and sun create the tides. I'd always known it was the case but had never really grasped how?

    Anyway, it seems that their gravity pulls the water towards themselves in two big static blobs, and the earth just sort of spins within them, causing them to appear to move round. Obvious, really :blush:
     
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    mrlongbeard Multimodder

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    TiL that the Ruskies had some pretty detailed maps of the world, I also learned that I would like to own some, but alas consumerism in the capitalist west has made them too bloody expensive.
     
  17. enbydee

    enbydee Minimodder

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    I wonder if you're referring to this



    And the book that video was based on https://redatlasbook.com/
     
  18. mrlongbeard

    mrlongbeard Multimodder

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    That's the badger that started me down the rabbit hole.
    But the book is just the tip (and only for a minute) the individual reprints of maps are £20 a pop
     
  19. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    Today I learned that I can get Sky to run a broadband speed test on my home connection from my actual office PC 20 miles away from home.
     
  20. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Rotary Cat.

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    TIL that my weight in gold would be worth more than £4.15million.
     

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