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Discussion in 'General' started by TheMusician, 28 Oct 2009.

  1. Arboreal

    Arboreal Keeper of the Electric Currants

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    Technically he’s correct, they would have been “Northern Lights” just not an Aurora :lol:
    Was in Harrogate last week, spent a lovely day there.
     
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    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    How bad were the other 6 days?
     
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    Arboreal Keeper of the Electric Currants

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    :hehe::hehe::hehe::hehe:
    Shock news, it's not all 'Grim up North'! I think they're keeping it secret to keep us soft southerners away...

    We spent the rest of the week in and around York, which was amazing, especially with the summer weather we had last week.

    The worst bit was (unsurprisingly) the M25/M3/M27 where we came to a standstill 4 times, adding an hour to the last leg from Hertfordshire.
     
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  4. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Careful, we welcome visitors from the south but only on the condition that when they return they say that it's much better down South and nobody should think about moving here.

    As a representative of the North Sea Empire this is your first diplomatic warning.
     
  5. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Bit-Tech Cat. New Improved Version.

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    I wish visitors from the Midlands and the South East, would do the same when they return home, after visiting the West Country...
     
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    Arboreal Keeper of the Electric Currants

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    Ok, Ok, I'll keep quiet and say no more! In return, please don't suggest that any more people come to Bournemouth and particularly Christchurch to retire... We have Eastbourne level demographics particularly in the latter,
    much of the population are 'silver tops' and it has a seemingly unshakeable majority of Tory voters...

    Yes absolutely!

    I haven't been to Cornwall for a long time and part of me feels guilty about going and contributing to the problem. My Dad grew up in Falmouth, so we have connections; but are equally horrified what has happened to the places we love in Cornwall and Devon. The housing market has been so distorted by second homes and holiday homes.

    That said, it's happening all over the place.

    My wife was horrified to see pictures of the beach towns in Thailand that our son was visiting earlier this year and remembers some of the places that now have high rise buildings as only having beach shacks 40 years ago.
    It is the same in Spain and the Balearics, with the rampant tourist development over running the coast.

    There was a trail on Radio 4 this morning for The Tourist Trap, to be broadcast next Monday looking at just this problem. Also found a podcast from last year about Venice.
     
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    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    My mum moved a bit further along from there but she was born Southern so I think that's allowed (?). :happy:

    My OH said similar about places from when she did a world trip in the 90's. Particularly Beijing, now that has changed!

    Huh, think back, traveling with no mobile, no internet, no twitter, no Instagram... Glorious.
     
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    I dread to think about Beijing looks like now, let alone Shanghai.

    I was there in 1993 with friends and even then there were a lot of high rise buildings, which made us use the phrase "Is this Beijing or Beijingstoke?"

    I guess that Shenzhen wasn't that big in '93; I just read that the population has gone from 300,000 to 17,000,000 in 40 years!!

    Travelling for the first time in 1987 was a real adventure, and I was given money to call my parents once a week to say that I was OK. Postcards and airmail letters home were also in the mix.
    Contrast that with my son who is nearing the end of his 4 month trip round SE Asia, who was on a WhatsApp video call to us on Sunday from a Philippine island for 45mins! We can also see where he is and
    what he's been up to on his Polarsteps thread.
     
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  9. David

    David μoʍ ɼouმ qᴉq λon ƨbԍuq ϝʁλᴉuმ ϝo ʁԍɑq ϝμᴉƨ

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    My memory.

    Been seeing absolutely piss-poor data transfer rates between my NAS units, and between PC and the big NAS.

    How the actual **** did I forget about jumbo frames? That's an entire afternoon I won't get back.
     

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