Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Still here: Don’t look Dahn Unda: Sea Launch: and not a Pooh stick in sight.

Usual at the Castle this morn-bloody cold, a whimsy of atmospheric movement, layers of week old snow and not even a glimmer of solar stuff, I spent most of yesterday “sorting out” my Bro-in-laws TV, something that should have taken half an hour turned into a five hour marathon-checked the aerial, checked the freeview box, checked the cables-all OK, checked the TV-OK, it turned out that the transmitter he was tuned to dahn near Haslemere had gorn tits up and all was returned to normal later in the evening.

Glad I use the London one.

The elbow is still about as much use as the Gov; it doesn’t work and refuses to listen to reason.

Many, many sorries for not visiting, answering emails, replying to comments, I will get round to it...


Then don’t bother to go to Celiac Supplies in Brisbane because they are charging $5 just to have a look around, a sign on the store's door, posted online by Reddit user BarrettFox, reads: "There has been high volume of people who use this store as a reference and then purchase goods elsewhere. These people are unaware our prices are almost the same as the other stores."
The store's owner, Georgina, told the AAP newswire she's "had a gutful of working and not getting paid."
"I'm not here to dispense a charity service for Coles and Woolworths to make more money," said the woman, who didn't give her last name.

Bit of cutting orf the nose to spite the face methinks....


Are two giant ships, a NASA-like mission control and a launch pad floating on the ocean, forming part of a multi-national venture for blasting commercial satellites into space. Sea Launch was established in 1995 as a consortium of four companies from Norway, Russia, Ukraine and the United States, managed by Boeing with participation from the other shareholders. Operated by the Russians, this commercial spacecraft launch service uses a mobile sea platform for equatorial launches of payloads on specialized Zenit 3SL rockets. Since the first rocket flight on March 1999, it has assembled and launched thirty-one rockets, with three failures and one partial failure.

The ship and launch platform operate from the home port in Long Beach, California, where the customer satellite is encapsulated in a Boeing-built fairing/adapter. The satellite is moved to the ship, where it is mated to the three-stage rocket, which then is moved to the launch platform for transportation to the launch site, where it is moved into upright position. The rocket is automatically fuelled and launched as engineers and customers control events from the nearby command ship.

I hope they have checked the batteries if Boeing is involved.....

And finally:

The World Pooh Sticks Championships this weekend has been cancelled because the River Thames is too high and running too fast for safety boats.
More than 500 people from across the globe had been expected to take part in the game, invented by Winnie-the-Pooh creator AA Milne.
The competition, in which participants drop sticks into the river from one side of a bridge to see which emerges first at the other, has been taking place at Day’s Lock in Little Wittenham, Oxon for the last 30 years.



And today’s thought:
Dunderheads are go




James Higham said...

Wouldn't mind seeing a Poohsticks Championship one day before I die.

A K Haart said...

We've tried Pooh Sticks and it's not exactly exciting. Pushing MPs off Tower Bridge might be more of a draw though.

Bernard said...

I know Day's Lock bridge very well.
It is very narrow - six feet wide - for pedestrians only. They might drop them orf the bridge for the start but I think they might have a 'finishing line' a wee bit further down stream?
You can't really have a Pooh sticks race six feet long.
ps Just put up a blog at tracker-bar.blogspot for you entertainment!

Angus Dei said...

Best to add it to to the bucket list for next year James:)

Unfortunately like all crap they would float AK

Can't find the blog Bernard the baffling-got an interweb thingy address:)

Bernard said...
I didn't type in the full address - I thought your browser might have assumed it.