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Forum: The Library Café Oct 12 2018, 06:36 AM
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I couldn't either. I tried various routes to the site but kept getting "site not available; have you entered the correct address".
Forum: The Library Café Sep 8 2018, 05:09 AM
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The other day I saw an old Volkswagen camper that was so retro I expected to see Scoobydoo & Shaggy.
Forum: The Library Café Aug 23 2018, 06:06 AM
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That's not a car, it's a space-capsule looking for its launch-vehicle.
Forum: The Library Café Aug 18 2018, 04:27 PM
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Back in the 60s somebody said that the world was splitting into two populations: those who do what the computers tell them to do, and those who tell the computers what to do.
Forum: The Library Café Aug 6 2018, 09:50 AM
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That's why it would want to collect them: rarity value! :D
Forum: The Library Café Aug 4 2018, 08:39 AM
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Has it started collecting empty dog-food cans?
Forum: The Library Café Aug 2 2018, 10:31 AM
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So . . . you have a teen-age dog? Wot-effa!
Forum: The Library Café Jul 30 2018, 06:30 AM
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Those that are not biodegradable.
Forum: The Library Café Jul 25 2018, 11:08 AM
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Yes: and collecting plastic shopping bags :D
Forum: The Library Café May 19 2018, 04:13 PM
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Apparently we're going to be stuck with low 20s for the next week. :(
Forum: The Library Café Apr 17 2018, 03:25 AM
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Our weather is as mad! After snow at Easter and a series of cold damp days with the cloud base at ground level; we're about to get a "plume" of hot African air sending temperatures into the mid 20s...
Forum: The Library Café Mar 27 2018, 11:47 AM
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I may be absent for a few days. Home internet has packed up and I'm awaiting a new router.
Forum: The Library Café Feb 5 2018, 09:40 AM
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(Psst! Don't possess a tele.)
Forum: The Library Café Feb 3 2018, 12:30 PM
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It's the first definite g-g-child. There's a possible great-grandaughter born a year ago, but the paternity (grandson) is disputed.

Spent today patrolling canal banks looking for otter poo. ...
Forum: The Library Café Feb 2 2018, 07:39 AM
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Interesting week!

Started off with 13 hours in A & E at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, suspected heart condition. They dischared me at 1am Tuesday morning with no way to get home (19...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 16 2018, 11:12 AM
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I'm likely to be missing for a day or two as I stupidly left my lappy on a bus. :(

I'll only be on line when I'm at uni.
Forum: The Library Café Jan 14 2018, 05:20 PM
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Is that 16-bar with a syncopated 2nd beat?
Forum: The Library Café Jan 8 2018, 02:30 AM
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If I remember aright, it's coming up to the time when Cheryl & Kendal pay the subscription, so we need to show that there's a continuing usage with a reasonable number of users.
Forum: The Library Café Jan 6 2018, 05:43 PM
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HELP!

Am I the only member left? Nobody's posted for days.
Forum: The Library Café Jan 4 2018, 04:36 PM
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One of our supermarket chains has started selling a snack called a "Dragon's Egg". Basically it's a "Scotch Egg" with chillies.
Forum: The Library Café Jan 1 2018, 08:17 AM
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Has anybody got news of Kugai? I know he was due for an eye operation some weeks back, but his absence is worrying.
Forum: The Library Café Dec 25 2017, 05:14 PM
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I was a student nurse at the West Suffolk in the 70s; whern it was still in the old work house near the cattle market. the new one was just being built.
Forum: The Library Café Dec 25 2017, 03:27 AM
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:reindeer: :pressies: :tree:
A Merry Christmas to all our
(Double handfull of)
regular
(and occasional)
members!
:tree: :pressies: :reindeer:
Forum: The Library Café Dec 19 2017, 07:30 AM
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You mean Trump isn't going to surround them with fences to stop illegal immigrants from enjoying them? Tut-tut; the man's slipping. :D
Forum: The Library Café Nov 21 2017, 04:47 PM
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In honour of this 'annie'versary; see the Exhibit Hall
Forum: The Library Café Oct 28 2017, 11:50 AM
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I have an ongoing problem that all symbols, such as apostrophes, and foreign letters, such as the final e of cafe, all display as a diamond with a question mark in it.
Forum: The Library Café Oct 27 2017, 03:12 PM
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Somebody on "the other site" ( :D ) says he's having further eye treatment.
Forum: The Library Café Oct 22 2017, 01:50 PM
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Does anybody know whether Kugai is still in the land of the living?
Forum: The Library Café Oct 18 2017, 05:18 PM
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In a month's time, on Anne's death day, I'll be posting my latest fanfic.
Forum: The Library Café Oct 12 2017, 04:51 AM
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Last night some idiot, pretending to be paypal, tried to charge me £63 for a game called Farmville (?). Two hours later some (other?) idiot tried to charge me £84 for the same game!

Both tries...
Forum: The Library Café Sep 14 2017, 03:14 AM
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Be careful what you wish for!
Forum: The Library Café Jul 23 2017, 10:57 AM
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The length of the games threads is possibly due to the fact that most of the replies are only a few characters long. The longer the posts; the shorter the thread?

By the way I'm going to be away...
Forum: The Library Café Jul 18 2017, 04:05 PM
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Sorry folks: the Word game thread currently has 351 pages and 14021 posts!
Forum: The Library Café Jul 11 2017, 05:41 AM
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I know you are James. My rant started a few posts back, about the lack of involvement by the moderators.
Forum: The Library Café Jul 10 2017, 03:13 PM
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Hans, I know you come on the site when you can, but you are about the only one who does, at anything other than rare occasions.
Forum: The Library Café Jul 9 2017, 03:26 AM
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I think the Site Administrator, and Moderators, should be setting us a good example in site usage. :D
Forum: The Library Café Jul 6 2017, 04:38 PM
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Written another Pern fanfic; but I intend its release date to be in November. You'll just have to wait in ante-cipitation.
Forum: The Library Café Jul 2 2017, 02:10 PM
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A few days ago I was coming out of the University Library, followed by a fairly tall guy around 30ish.

"I guess you're one of the professors around here?"

"No; I'm one of the undergrads."
...
Forum: The Library Café Jun 21 2017, 03:40 PM
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Posted By P'ter
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Are dragons a folk memory of Pterodactyls?
Forum: The Library Café Jun 18 2017, 05:39 PM
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I did look for him but he'd moved smartly out of that carriage. I was going to ask him whether he would have barged into me if I too had been wearing a turban.
Forum: The Library Café Jun 17 2017, 02:08 AM
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Yes the London "Tube" still has escalators, though most of the old wooden tread ones have been replaced with metal variants.

I've noticed that if you step on to a stopped one your sub-conscious...
Forum: The Library Café Jun 7 2017, 03:51 PM
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And, if one is not running it breaks the rules for a staircase: the ratio of height/length of step varies, and there are often more than 16 steps without the obligatory break for a landing.
Forum: The Library Café Jun 6 2017, 04:16 PM
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Peter's Law of Escalators states that -- when you want to descend, both escalators are working: but when you want to ascend, only the down one is running.
Forum: The Library Café May 29 2017, 02:31 PM
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Wow! Free depilatory! Nature's laser hair removal clinic.
Forum: The Library Café May 29 2017, 03:55 AM
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I remember sitting in classroom just after school (I was in detention!) when the school's bronze external bell was hit by lightning. I could almost swear that we heard the "bang" before we saw the...
Forum: The Library Café May 28 2017, 02:17 AM
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"Beefcake" also goes back to the first half of the 20th C. Do your nieces realise just how old fashioned they are? :D
Forum: The Library Café May 27 2017, 03:16 PM
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Dunno. It was an American term imported in the war.

https://timedotcom.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/05_111139833.jpg?quality=85&w=585

The original bunnygirl.
Forum: The Library Café May 27 2017, 01:22 AM
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Cheesecake is also the term for a certain type of photogragh!

This week we've opened the new University Sports Centre and I've been teaching in the new (50metre) pool, which has a moveable divider...
Forum: The Library Café May 24 2017, 07:00 PM
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Sounds like Caul's-Iffy-Law to me!
Forum: The Library Café May 24 2017, 03:19 AM
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Most of my misreadings seem to involve food. On our way to our usual camp site we pass road signs to a place called "Cold Slad". I tend to misread it as "Cold Salad". My daughter reads it as...
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