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  1. I picked up a Seiko 7549-7010 Tuna from a car boot sale. But it needs work. Lots of..

    As per title. Last summer I picked up a 7549-7010 Tuna with the serial number 85xxxx. That makes it a May 1978 watch. I'm pretty sure about that because the 'Battery Replacement' line on the watch...
  2. Thread: Storm Dennis

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    Dutch meteo officially classifies this storm as...

    Dutch meteo officially classifies this storm as 'more severe than Ciara'. However, for us, there's one difference between the two storms: this one has a more NE course and we're not really hit by it....
  3. Thread: Storm Dennis

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    Thanks for that. Lelystad is an odd one....

    Thanks for that.

    Lelystad is an odd one. Located at the east side of the lake IJsselmeer, it's always battered by the wind and waves. I remember long Sundays early in the spring in a bar at the...
  4. Thread: Storm Dennis

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    It's supposed to land here this night and...

    It's supposed to land here this night and tomorrow morning. The wind is picking up already. But together with the wind, the temperature is rocketing and it is sunny! 17C here at the moment.

    The...
  5. Making the best of a winter storm. Kite surfing during Ciara

    This video was posted on Dutch sites last night. It was shot on sea, in front of Scheveningen / The Hague, near the harbour last Sunday during storm Ciara.

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  6. Thread: Windy out!

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    It looks like the next one, Dennis, is on our...

    It looks like the next one, Dennis, is on our doorstep. Some forecasts talk about a stronger storm than Ciara, others talk about a smaller, less strong storm.
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    An update: Surgery is DONE! It took the...

    An update:

    Surgery is DONE!

    It took the best part of two hours to get prepared for the op. Dressing-up for the operation, drops of liquid to prep the eye itself etc. The whole operation took...
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    Under Armour has a large collection.

    Under Armour has a large collection.
  9. Good idea to start looking for a 60s Abarth!

    This one was sold at Sotheby's for > 43,000 euros. A little under the highest estimation of 50K. They're small cars and a lot of barns are big and untouched. Perhaps...?

    As far as I know (please...
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    As a fellow teacher... yes! As a youngster I...

    As a fellow teacher... yes!

    As a youngster I hated rules, regulations and people telling me what to do. Authority problem... dropped out of school 3x. Nowadays, I'm a school's vice principal and...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMinwf-kRlA ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMinwf-kRlA

    And oh yeah, Dennis is heading our way as well.
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    It's been a while, but it's a good movie. ...

    It's been a while, but it's a good movie.

    About Eastwood's 'frail' posture (as FFF wrote): I think it's good. He looks old but healthy, his mental state is perfect as well. What's more, he does...
  13. Spot on! Although the 'park outside your...

    Spot on! Although the 'park outside your neighbours front window...' is a new one for me. I guess it has to do with narrow streets with houses built in the 20s. No front garden etc. No problem where...
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    Show us your dogs

    Not really a picture of a dog. More a dog-related picture!

    This screenshot is an extract from a Frontiers of Psychology article by Robert Sapolsky. In the lower paragraph an interesting...
  15. Mmm, I won't say we're nicer... Perhaps Rob here...

    Mmm, I won't say we're nicer... Perhaps Rob here on the forum is the person who can comment on that. After all, he moved from London to Haarlem (15 kms west of Amsterdam). Although... I must admit...
  16. https://etsc.eu/wp-content/uploads/PIN-Flash-38_FI...

    https://etsc.eu/wp-content/uploads/PIN-Flash-38_FINAL.pdf
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    Some here on a MacBook

    Some here on a MacBook
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    New Binky episode is now on YT

    #29

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMZ8_pqJgek
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    I posted about the Maeslandt Barrier designed for...

    I posted about the Maeslandt Barrier designed for the protection of Rotterdam. East of Rotterdam, there's another barrier built to protect the low-lands NE of Rotterdam (7 meters under sea level)....
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    The Dutch National Sailing Squad with its base in...

    The Dutch National Sailing Squad with its base in The Hague has been testing the beta-version of this website for two years. Of course, other stakeholders had a beta-version as well. They had it on...
  21. That law works perfectly. When driving a car, one...

    That law works perfectly. When driving a car, one is very aware of that situation. On the other hand, it's not as black and white as suggested. Cyclist without lights, wearing dark clothing at night...
  22. Thread: Windy out!

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    We're doomed. Oh well, BA112 has set a new record...

    We're doomed. Oh well, BA112 has set a new record this morning: New York - London in 4hrs and 57 minutes. Top speed over 1300 km/hr at certain points. Who needs Concorde when you have Ciara?
  23. Thread: Windy out!

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    https://www.windy.com/?53.054,0.549,5

    https://www.windy.com/?53.054,0.549,5
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    I see 1200 teenagers every day in my school. 99%...

    I see 1200 teenagers every day in my school. 99% of them has a phone and 99% of the phone users have their eyes glued to the screen when possible. I think that >70% has an Android phone because that...
  25. But, as I wrote before, I found UK drivers very...

    But, as I wrote before, I found UK drivers very polite and they showed a lot of patience when we were driving around with our behemoth: Honda CR-V pulling a boat trailer loaded with two Lasers and a...
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