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Things that make you go oooh thread....

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Postby AleisterCrowley » November 13th, 2020, 6:15 pm

kiloran wrote:Do you recognise this driver?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-54933193

Love it!

--kiloran

Yes, I think it's the singer Damon Michael Gough

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Postby swill453 » November 18th, 2020, 6:15 pm

Kim Wilde is 60 today. Hmmm...

Scott.

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Postby Nimrod103 » December 14th, 2020, 10:38 pm

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe ... n-55280466

A man who crossed the Irish Sea from Scotland to the Isle of Man "on a Jet Ski" to visit his girlfriend has been jailed for breaching Covid-19 laws.

Douglas Courthouse heard 28-year-old Dale McLaughlan took four-and-a-half hours to travel from the Isle of Whithorn to Ramsey on Friday.

McLaughlan, from North Ayrshire, made the crossing despite having never driven a water scooter before.

Prosecutors said the 28-year-old bought the vehicle and set off on the journey of about 25 miles (40km), which he had expected to take 40 minutes.

After he arrived in Ramsey at about 13:00 GMT, he walked another 15 miles (25km) to his girlfriend's home in Douglas


I thought the seas around the IoM were very rough, and how he navigated I have no idea.

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Postby Sorcery » December 14th, 2020, 11:48 pm

Nimrod103 wrote:https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-isle-of-man-55280466

A man who crossed the Irish Sea from Scotland to the Isle of Man "on a Jet Ski" to visit his girlfriend has been jailed for breaching Covid-19 laws.

Douglas Courthouse heard 28-year-old Dale McLaughlan took four-and-a-half hours to travel from the Isle of Whithorn to Ramsey on Friday.

McLaughlan, from North Ayrshire, made the crossing despite having never driven a water scooter before.

Prosecutors said the 28-year-old bought the vehicle and set off on the journey of about 25 miles (40km), which he had expected to take 40 minutes.

After he arrived in Ramsey at about 13:00 GMT, he walked another 15 miles (25km) to his girlfriend's home in Douglas


I thought the seas around the IoM were very rough, and how he navigated I have no idea.


Jailed? Was it non-consensual? Just him and the sea so an environment free of covid. It's not that warm out to be doing that.
McLaughlan, from North Ayrshire, made the crossing despite having never driven a water scooter before.

Hopefully an honours awaits ... :D

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Postby vrdiver » December 15th, 2020, 12:17 am

Nimrod103 wrote:https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-isle-of-man-55280466

A man who crossed the Irish Sea from Scotland to the Isle of Man "on a Jet Ski" to visit his girlfriend has been jailed for breaching Covid-19 laws.

Douglas Courthouse heard 28-year-old Dale McLaughlan took four-and-a-half hours to travel from the Isle of Whithorn to Ramsey on Friday.

McLaughlan, from North Ayrshire, made the crossing despite having never driven a water scooter before.

Prosecutors said the 28-year-old bought the vehicle and set off on the journey of about 25 miles (40km), which he had expected to take 40 minutes.

After he arrived in Ramsey at about 13:00 GMT, he walked another 15 miles (25km) to his girlfriend's home in Douglas


I thought the seas around the IoM were very rough, and how he navigated I have no idea.

They can be rough (I've seen them when the remnants of an Atlantic hurricane have been passing through, not survivable on a jet ski!) but they also have quite strong currents, regardless of the weather. Friday (when the crossing occurred) was half way between neaps and springs, so still quite challenging. Even hitting the Isle of Man would have been impressive, as the view of the horizon from a jet ski would have very limited visibility of any land mass, even if the weather was flat calm, let alone any mist or waves getting in the way!

If only he'd cycled part of the journey, he could have at least claimed a new triathlon record. As it is, he's managed to get himself a criminal one that will follow him around for years. What a shame and what a waste.

Hope she's worth it!

VRD

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Postby UncleEbenezer » December 15th, 2020, 1:18 am

vrdiver wrote:Hope she's worth it!

VRD


Why, obviously she's a fairytale princess. Hence the epic quest for her.

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Postby servodude » December 15th, 2020, 1:21 am

UncleEbenezer wrote:
vrdiver wrote:Hope she's worth it!

VRD


Why, obviously she's a fairytale princess. Hence the epic quest for her.


I think he should aim for a sponsorship deal from Milk Tray ;)

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Postby swill453 » December 16th, 2020, 7:21 pm

Dyson hairdryers - £300! Just as well the wife's got more sense.

Scott.

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Postby AleisterCrowley » December 16th, 2020, 7:28 pm

wasted on me.... 50% coverage, and that's a grade 3
I can spend the £300 on beer! :D

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Postby servodude » December 18th, 2020, 9:26 am

You know that feeling when you're facing Rangers in the League Cup
- and beat them with a goal in injury time

Oooooh... nice!

-sd

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Postby scotia » December 18th, 2020, 9:45 am

servodude wrote:You know that feeling when you're facing Rangers in the League Cup
- and beat them with a goal in injury time

Oooooh... nice!

-sd

It looks like you have at least one supporter :D
St Mirren manager Jim Goodwin was sent off for over-zealous celebrations amid the late bedlam, but his side were deserving of the stunning upset over their Premiership rivals.

(report from the BBC site)

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Postby kiloran » December 18th, 2020, 4:24 pm

A post from the much-missed Snorvey would make me go "oooh".
This place isn't the same without him

--kiloran

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Postby 6Tricia » December 18th, 2020, 7:40 pm

Hear, hear! Come back Snorvey.

Tricia

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Postby swill453 » December 26th, 2020, 6:45 pm

Just worked out that Olivia Newton-John was 30 in Grease. In high school...

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Postby scotia » December 31st, 2020, 9:57 pm

From the BBC news site - a Reuters picture - " Alice Goodridge breaks the ice before a swim at Loch Insh, Highlands"
It certainly makes me go oooh!!!!

Image"

Apologies if the link is transitory - and it disappears before you see it. The lady in question, dressed in a swim suit, is wading into the loch, wielding a sledgehammer to break the ice in front of her.

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Postby UncleEbenezer » December 31st, 2020, 11:53 pm

scotia wrote:Apologies if the link is transitory - and it disappears before you see it. The lady in question, dressed in a swim suit, is wading into the loch, wielding a sledgehammer to break the ice in front of her.


Good for her. The swim through the hole in the ice (serious, solid ice you could skate on) is traditionally the second half of a sauna. Sustain you through the dark Scandinavian winter.

I fear I've chickened out of a similar swim, though I have waded in far enough for a full body wash in a mountain lake with icebergs calving off the glacier into it.

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Postby Mike4 » January 1st, 2021, 8:45 am

scotia wrote:From the BBC news site - a Reuters picture - " Alice Goodridge breaks the ice before a swim at Loch Insh, Highlands"
It certainly makes me go oooh!!!!

Image"

Apologies if the link is transitory - and it disappears before you see it. The lady in question, dressed in a swim suit, is wading into the loch, wielding a sledgehammer to break the ice in front of her.


I see she considers it at least cold enough to need gloves....

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Postby tikunetih » January 12th, 2021, 10:15 am


Hackers use ransomware to lock up internet-enabled (male) chastity belts
https://www.techradar.com/uk/news/hacke ... ity-device

"A published security flaw in an internet-enabled male chastity device was exploited by an attacker to remotely lock in wearers until they paid 0.02 bitcoins, valued around $270 around the time of the attacks, according to reports.

The Cellmate Chastity Cage, built by Chinese firm Qiui, is a connected sex toy with a companion app that can lock/unlock the device remotely over bluetooth."



Same store with a little more detail, but perhaps Not Safe For Work (NSFW):

Hacker Locks Internet-Connected Chastity Cage, Demands Ransom
https://www.vice.com/en/article/m7apnn/ ... nds-ransom

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Postby bungeejumper » January 12th, 2021, 10:27 am

scotia wrote:From the BBC news site - a Reuters picture - " Alice Goodridge breaks the ice before a swim at Loch Insh, Highlands"
It certainly makes me go oooh!!!!

Image"

That's a relief. For a moment, I thought her kayak had sunk.

BJ

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Postby Leothebear » January 12th, 2021, 11:39 pm

The noble and ancient practice of club fishing.


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