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Forum: The Library Café Oct 28 2017, 12:50 PM
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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, 04:12 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, 02:50 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, 06:18 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, 05:51 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, 04:14 AM
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Be careful what you wish for!
Forum: The Library Café Jul 23 2017, 11:57 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, 05:05 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, 06:41 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, 04:13 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, 04:26 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, 05:38 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, 03:10 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, 04:40 PM
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Are dragons a folk memory of Pterodactyls?
Forum: The Library Café Jun 18 2017, 06:39 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, 03:08 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, 04:51 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, 05:16 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, 03:31 PM
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Wow! Free depilatory! Nature's laser hair removal clinic.
Forum: The Library Café May 29 2017, 04:55 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, 03:17 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, 04:16 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, 02:22 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, 08:00 PM
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Sounds like Caul's-Iffy-Law to me!
Forum: The Library Café May 24 2017, 04:19 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...
Forum: The Library Café May 20 2017, 09:56 AM
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I don't know why, but I keep reading the "Stolen Egg" thread as "Stollen Egg"! :D
Forum: The Library Café May 16 2017, 05:31 PM
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I once spent some days surveying a house in Sutton Coldfield where the cellar still had a lot a graffiti in German and Italian. Some research in the Sutton Coldfield archives revealed that that house...
Forum: The Library Café May 16 2017, 04:29 PM
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Oh . . . . . yeah. That's where they've always been on THIS forum. :O

Weird couple of days. Birmingham total chaos due to discovery of wartime German bomb on a building site where the Aston...
Forum: The Library Café May 16 2017, 03:15 AM
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So long as said hammer is the right size!

By the way; what has happened to our post counts? I've just spotted that they've disappeared.
Forum: The Library Café May 15 2017, 05:51 PM
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Wow! 6 of us on line at once! Long time since I've seen that.
Forum: The Library Café May 15 2017, 08:46 AM
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Most of the memorial benches and things just say "Joe Doe, student 1923 - 26."

Oops! The new N.K.T. site is down already. :( Perhaps they've caught the current doom-bug.
Forum: The Library Café May 14 2017, 05:29 PM
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No we don't have a set area. We have a few trees and benches, dotted around our spacious acres, dedicated to various alumni/lecturers who died of old age.
Forum: The Library Café May 14 2017, 04:12 AM
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This would be in our grounds, somewhere near the Chaplaincy.

But, if we planted a tree for every student who died while at Uni, we'd have a massive forest. With around 30,000 students we'd be...
Forum: The Library Café May 13 2017, 04:21 PM
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We're discussing planting a memorial tree for her.
Forum: The Library Café May 12 2017, 03:24 AM
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Shared a couple of modules with her last year. I always sit right at the front (saves on hearing-aid batteries :D) she used to sit just behind me. We would swap source material we'd found. She...
Forum: The Library Café May 11 2017, 04:23 PM
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Spent the day going to the funeral of Hannah Bladon who was stabbed to death in a random knife attack on a bus in Jerusalem on Good Friday. The service took rather longer than usual as the organist...
Forum: The Library Café May 10 2017, 03:13 AM
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The trick for nailing old hardwoods is to power-drill a hole through very slightly smaller than the nail.
Forum: The Library Café May 3 2017, 04:49 PM
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AMFF is moving.

At present it is running 2 sites to allow for planned changeover.

If you want to find the new one; it's at http://san-andreas.org.uk/phpBB3/
Forum: The Library Café Apr 15 2017, 10:25 AM
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Much saddened by killing of Hannah Bladon in Jerusalem. I have sat through many lectures near her (we both liked sitting near the front) and shared some seminars.
Forum: The Library Café Apr 12 2017, 03:41 AM
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His pet hamster ran across the keyboard. :D
Forum: The Library Café Apr 11 2017, 03:50 AM
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We have problems? So does A.M.F.F.: nobody's posted anything there in 4 days!
Forum: The Library Café Mar 10 2017, 08:08 AM
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I am. But in my case it's probably due to my 10-year old compy being on the Liverpool Pathway.
Forum: The Library Café Feb 26 2017, 10:30 AM
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Storm 'Doris' had winds of 94mph and killed 3 (so far: 1 or 2 injured may die).
Forum: The Library Café Feb 25 2017, 05:33 PM
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The railway folk report that around us they had about 8 trees down across the various lines, one of them got caught on the overhead electric supply and caught fire. They had a greenhouse land on the...
Forum: The Library Café Feb 23 2017, 11:02 AM
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Took my grandaughter, who wants to be a lawyer, to visit the local Crown Court only to have it closed due to the high winds from storm Doris. So we decided to go into Uni (of Birmingham) to show her...
Forum: The Library Café Feb 21 2017, 03:03 PM
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I've abandoned Cadburys after the takeover: they're using corn syrup and it makes the chocolate take oily.
Forum: The Library Café Feb 9 2017, 06:55 PM
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My dad used to tell me of seeing Count Louis Zborowski racing Chitty-bang-bang there in the twenties.
Forum: The Library Café Feb 8 2017, 04:30 PM
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Yes and, because of the one turn direction you can build asymmetrical cars to take advantage of that.
Forum: The Library Café Feb 6 2017, 07:11 PM
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"I find television very educational. Whenever somebody switches it on I go in the other room and read a book." (attributed to Groucho Marx)
Forum: The Library Café Feb 5 2017, 01:19 PM
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I hope you garner a whole new crop of readers for her. Did you include information about MoM?
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