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by malkymoo
March 24th, 2019, 12:35 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: How much would you pay for breakfast?
Replies: 43
Views: 809

Re: How much would you pay for breakfast?

scottnsilky wrote:Anywhere that posts prices to one decimal place has to be suspect.


Well, it is an Aussie breakfast, and cafes in Australia often use that format, so I suppose that is the justification.
by malkymoo
February 6th, 2019, 4:57 pm
Forum: Games, Puzzles and Riddles
Topic: Odd one out
Replies: 4
Views: 354

Re: Odd one out

Perhaps you should have asked what did they have in common. Provided some amusement anyway, thanks :)
by malkymoo
February 5th, 2019, 11:55 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Job titles
Replies: 41
Views: 1199

Re: Job titles

Not exactly a job title, but I am amused when I see Mormon missionaries, usually a couple of spotty-faced youths, with name badges announcing that they are "elders".
by malkymoo
February 3rd, 2019, 11:54 am
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: BT Email - Again!
Replies: 33
Views: 1892

Re: BT Email - Again!

I left BT for broadband a few years ago, but have retained my BT email address, I have the Yahoo-based mail rather than BT Mail. When they started charging £1.60 a month to retain the btinternet address I decided I would live with that. When they put it up to £5 I decided to move but inertia preven...
by malkymoo
January 26th, 2019, 3:32 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Skinny Genes
Replies: 38
Views: 1004

Re: Skinny Genes

I think the scientists here are barking up the wrong tree, in fact I could have left the "up the wrong tree" bit out altogether. Have our genes change radically in a generation? Epigenetics - changes in organisms caused by modification of gene expression rather than alteration of the gene...
by malkymoo
January 26th, 2019, 1:41 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: flatbed scanner recommedation
Replies: 10
Views: 654

Re: flatbed scanner recommedation

I use a Canon LIDE110, and have been very pleased with it. Good scans from a variety of original material. This has now been superseded by the LIDE300, which is very similar in appearance. I use mine with a Mac, so cannot comment on use with Windows and Linux. The spec for the 300 say it is for use ...
by malkymoo
January 26th, 2019, 10:34 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Skinny Genes
Replies: 38
Views: 1004

Re: Skinny Genes

melonfool wrote:We were both exclusively breast fed. It was the 60's, no-one bottle fed then!



Not so, anyone older than about 60 will remember the blue and white national milk tins supplied by the Ministry of Food.

Picture here: https://www.cooksinfo.com/national-dried-milk
by malkymoo
January 25th, 2019, 5:24 pm
Forum: Airport Lounge
Topic: Bulgaria
Replies: 8
Views: 732

Re: Bulgaria

I was the OP for the thread on Varna mentioned above, my thoughts on Varna are toward the end if the thread. If you decide to stay in Varna I can recommend this hotel: http://www.hotel-hi.com/index1_en.html Worth noting that you can fly back to the UK direct from Varna. I would echo dspp's remarks a...
by malkymoo
January 23rd, 2019, 5:11 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Paintings of the East End
Replies: 7
Views: 314

Re: Paintings of the East End

dionaeamuscipula wrote:

https://www.doreenfletcherartist.com/paintings-london

If you click on each thumbnail it gives you the size.

DM


Thank you!
by malkymoo
January 23rd, 2019, 12:33 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: What's your fruit?
Replies: 16
Views: 535

Re: What's your fruit?

Why do you want to belittle the cherry? Delicious (in season). Mine's a blueberry: small but perfectly delicious, and grows in such lovely places. The cruellest fruit to gather in the wild, on account of so much work for so little result. I think you are maybe confusing the bilberry with the bluebe...
by malkymoo
January 23rd, 2019, 11:50 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: What's your fruit?
Replies: 16
Views: 535

What's your fruit?

I wonder if the site could be enhanced to allow users to display some sort of symbol next to their user name to indicate their educational attainments, this would save them the trouble of telling us every time they post. I suggest some sort of a fruit-based symbol set to tie in with the site name, m...
by malkymoo
January 23rd, 2019, 11:26 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Paintings of the East End
Replies: 7
Views: 314

Re: Paintings of the East End

Very interesting. I particularly liked the canal scene.

I wonder what sort of size the original paintings are. I find this information is so often missing from reproductions of art, so that when the real thing is viewed it comes as as shock, much bigger or smaller than I imagined.
by malkymoo
January 19th, 2019, 6:58 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: I blame Brexit
Replies: 49
Views: 1537

Re: I blame Brexit

Mr Pooter's favourite holiday destination I seen to remember.
by malkymoo
January 18th, 2019, 3:34 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Is Latte getting milkier?
Replies: 13
Views: 383

Re: Is Latte getting milkier?

Yes. Absolutely no question about it. It's not the only thing, either. Just the other night, I noticed that the moon was less bright than the way I remembered it. I tell you. somebody out there has turned down the wattage, presumably to save on the electricity bill. And now they're telling me that ...
by malkymoo
January 15th, 2019, 8:06 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: I knew it
Replies: 29
Views: 1026

Re: I knew it

written sometime in the 16th century, so well out of copyright The translation - and possibly the edition - would be the works of possible concern for copyright purposes. But posting a line or two here would presumably come under fair use, regardless. As the translation dates back to the 17th centu...
by malkymoo
January 15th, 2019, 11:54 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: I knew it
Replies: 29
Views: 1026

Re: I knew it

Live. If you want more detail there is a whole chapter on the matter here: https://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/r/rabelais/francois/r11g/book1.13.html Here is a sample, makes it sound a better experience than Andrex: "But, to conclude, I say and maintain, that of all torcheculs, arsewisps, bumfodders...
by malkymoo
January 15th, 2019, 8:39 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: I knew it
Replies: 29
Views: 1026

Re: I knew it

According to Rabelais, the neck of a goose is the best alternative.
by malkymoo
January 7th, 2019, 5:57 pm
Forum: The Natural World
Topic: What do you do with your Xmas tree?
Replies: 15
Views: 573

Re: What do you do with your Xmas tree?

We rented ours - gets collected today with our name on it for rental again next year when it will be bigger and bushier. same cost as a cut one of similar size and definitely a more environmentally friendly option Hi Skotch, just out of curiosity, what part of the country do you live? I live in Glo...
by malkymoo
January 6th, 2019, 1:13 pm
Forum: The Natural World
Topic: What do you do with your Xmas tree?
Replies: 15
Views: 573

Re: What do you do with your Xmas tree?

Well, I rent my tree so I will be taking it back to the growers this afternoon. It is grown in a big pot, I keep it well watered and get no needle drop. If you get a sentimental attachment to your tree you can rent the same one next Christmas, but I will not be doing that. Cost me £25 for a 5-footer...
by malkymoo
January 5th, 2019, 1:29 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Painting Kitchen Units.
Replies: 9
Views: 712

Re: Painting Kitchen Units.

When painting doors, I find I get a better finish taking the doors off and painting them flat using a small roller. You need the type of roller made for use with woodwork paints rather than an emulsion roller. Stops the paint sagging which is difficult to avoid with the door upright. Wrap the roller...

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