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    Sad to say that their cousins/brothers (also...

    Sad to say that their cousins/brothers (also English speaking, license plates on the vans are British or Irish) have the same modus operandi here in Holland. Houses with big gardens and elderly...
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    No, I only found out on the way back to the...

    No, I only found out on the way back to the airport and in the plane. The lady next to me in the plane had -during the holiday- decided to turn in her school batch at the end of the year. 40 yrs in...
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    True, I was there in December (Marsa Alam,...

    True, I was there in December (Marsa Alam, Steigenberger Hotel) Jan and Feb are the coldest months (20C), March will be warmer again. Diving and snorkeling are A+. You can rent gear on-site and you...
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    Thanks for sharing that. Moving video.

    Thanks for sharing that. Moving video.
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    Das Boot. Just NE of Kiel is the monument of...

    Das Boot.

    Just NE of Kiel is the monument of U995 in the beautiful little seaside town of Laboe. Visiting this monument is overwhelming. Even knowing that these men fought 'on the wrong side'. I...
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    War memorials - annual remembrance day

    My hometown has a history of housing psychiatrical patients and sanatoriums on vast woodlands and in parks. Even today, there are a handful of institutes like that. All 'hospitals' were erected in...
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    Interesting to read that there's a power limit...

    Interesting to read that there's a power limit law in the UK. Here, one can buy a bike with a 500W power pack any day - legally.

    There's a big advantange when it comes to installing integrated or...
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    Very interesting reading about Operation Sea...

    Very interesting reading about Operation Sea Lion! Reading this, causes a domino effect: when you read about some of the details and names, you're drawn to that as well. E.g. the Brandenburger...
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    I had to undertake a two hour drive today and...

    I had to undertake a two hour drive today and that gives one enough time to think things over - even this thread.

    Here's the question that came up in my mind: is there/was there ever a detailed...
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    I'm sure that the daily 'walkies' keep you fit as...

    I'm sure that the daily 'walkies' keep you fit as well!

    Menno
  11. The Right To Repair Act. Nebraska farmers vs John Deere...

    ... with special attention from Apple, IT&T and more tech giants. Interesting video with potentially far-reaching consequenses.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8JCh0owT4w
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    A while back I watched Abandoned Engineering on...

    A while back I watched Abandoned Engineering on Discovery. The Farnborough wind tunnel episode. This complex was very important during WWII developing and improving planes. There was an interesting...
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    That landscape: labrador heaven! I like those...

    That landscape: labrador heaven! I like those Loki-in-the-wild pics.
  14. Thread: DIY 101

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    Or - totally alternative- you go down another...

    Or - totally alternative- you go down another route: a friend of my wife (single mum with two kids with the experience of owning a 'boutique hotel') bought an apartment with a worn-down kitchen. She...
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    Bootstrapping some battles of WW1 would have...

    Bootstrapping some battles of WW1 would have altered the course of history in general: a bigger British attack on Ypres or later a slightly different wind direction would have killed private Hitler...
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    French movie Hors Normes. In English The...

    French movie Hors Normes. In English The Specials. A new movie with Vinz Kassel. In art houses only I suppose.
    This movie is made by the people who made Intouchable. An absolute must-see movie.

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    That pic with the rainbow above her is a...

    That pic with the rainbow above her is a prizewinner! Great to hear that she's doing great.
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    It looks as if Teslas are everywhere here in...

    It looks as if Teslas are everywhere here in Holland. That has to do with the mild taxation of electric cars and Tesla has made good use of all the tax loopholes etc. The 3 is really cheap. Tax-wise...
  19. Xupes vintage watches - those prices! Really?

    My wife and I went to Rotterdam today and we always manage to spend a few hours in a Harrods-like store, called De Bijenkorf (The Bee Hive). The shop is filled with A-level brands including a Louis...
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    Try to find an Indonesian food restaurant - -...

    Try to find an Indonesian food restaurant

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    Try to find an Indonesian food restaurant
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    With this data (spm, heart rate etc) and provided...

    With this data (spm, heart rate etc) and provided the stroke is well-executed, I would strongly advise you the search for the email addresses of Pinsent, Redgrave and Donald McDonald to form a team...
  22. Is there such a thing as a modern looking pocket watch?

    I've never owned a pocket watch, mainly because I think that the dials and hands look like they come from the 19th century. Are the modern looking specimen around?

    This is as modern as I've ever...
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    [QUOTE=johnbaz;5293535] One mistake will not...

    One mistake will not leave you scarred I suppose... Finding you back will be a bigger problem. I'm glad that people have the nerves to do this kind of jobs.

    I had my first job as a teacher just...
  24. The dog was chipped and that has led to the...

    The dog was chipped and that has led to the arrest of a 31 y/o woman and a 32 y/o man!

    https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/pair-arrested-dog-tied-rock-nottinghamshire-a4327906.html

    And now...
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    Don't be tempted to rent the biggest behomoth,...

    Don't be tempted to rent the biggest behomoth, drill-wise. Your arms will fall off within an hour or so (I've been there). Go to a tool-hire shop with experienced people behind the counter for...
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