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by benhall.1
Sun Dec 10, 2023 10:56 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Time for a refresh
Replies: 1
Views: 2133

Re: Time for a refresh

Amazingly, the re-indexing process has just finished. At the rate it was progressing earlier today, I calculated that it would take approximately 20 hours. It's actually taken just under 6 hours, which is exceptionally good going! :) Anybody wanting to use the Search facility - please now feel free ...
by benhall.1
Sun Dec 10, 2023 5:08 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Time for a refresh
Replies: 1
Views: 2133

Time for a refresh

Hi Folks Every now and then, certain Board functions stop working. This is usually - but not always - because it needs to be re-indexed from time to time. That is a painful process for me, as it takes some days. However, the time has come. During the re-indexing process, I will need to do various th...
by benhall.1
Fri Nov 03, 2023 12:42 am
Forum: Sold and Old
Topic: US Sale: 2016 O'Brien Blackwood Keyless
Replies: 2
Views: 1477

Re: US Sale: 2016 O'Brien Blackwood Keyless

Removed at user's request - Mod.
by benhall.1
Thu Sep 28, 2023 11:06 pm
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Poststructural Pub
Topic: "He's your son!!" of APOD
Replies: 3636
Views: 1292680

Re: Tagging Bennu

daveboling wrote: Fri Sep 22, 2023 6:29 am Image
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And who did they use as their stereo imagining expert in order to figure out where on the asteroid to land the module? None other than Sir Brian May. Yes, that Sir Brian May.
by benhall.1
Wed Sep 27, 2023 2:37 pm
Forum: Test Forum
Topic: test of message that gave system error
Replies: 27
Views: 5133

Re: test of message that gave system error

Testing for another reason
by benhall.1
Sat Sep 16, 2023 4:19 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Board Issues
Replies: 5
Views: 4175

Re: Board Issues

No doubt many of you have encountered maddening glitches in the Board's operation. We have contacted Dreamhost, and at the moment they are troubleshooting the matter. We are aiming for a resolution in whatever way we have to come to it. The main issues are two: lag time when initiating functions (I...
by benhall.1
Fri Sep 15, 2023 9:28 pm
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Poststructural Pub
Topic: Can't read it wrong
Replies: 475
Views: 321660

Re: Can't read it wrong

"China... [has] approximately 355 ships and submarines in its navy, making it the world's largest by size." https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/japan-defence-spending-1.6954658 There's another way to be the largest besides being the biggest? Now where have I heard something like that before? So...
by benhall.1
Thu Sep 14, 2023 2:07 pm
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Poststructural Pub
Topic: Can't read it wrong
Replies: 475
Views: 321660

Re: Can't read it wrong

Nanohedron wrote: Fri Sep 08, 2023 2:49 pm "Anti-Glasses Influencer ... Flouts Bizarre Claim She Can Fix Your Vision"

Guess she took all the work out if it for the rest of us.
That quote is bizarre in itself!
by benhall.1
Thu Aug 10, 2023 11:49 pm
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Poststructural Pub
Topic: Can't read it wrong
Replies: 475
Views: 321660

Re: Can't read it wrong

Nanohedron wrote: Sat Aug 05, 2023 2:52 pm Another headline:

"Woman spends the summer cleaning over 100 headstones at Cemetery to honor diseased"

...although I think a doctor would be better...
Definitely get a doctor. On the other hand, what if they became diseased because of unsanitary headstones?
by benhall.1
Sat Aug 05, 2023 7:26 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: The Introduction of Irish Whistle Tuning Slides?
Replies: 16
Views: 4526

Re: The Introduction of Irish Whistle Tuning Slides?

You are making a lot of assumptions there. I don't think there were any metal whistles before the mid 19th century. I have yet to see any tuning slides in older whistles : the first tuneable whistles were the Generations when they adopted the plastic heads in the early 1950s. Proper slides weren't ...
by benhall.1
Thu Jul 27, 2023 3:21 pm
Forum: Test Forum
Topic: Test
Replies: 7
Views: 24547

Re: Test

... and, indeed, test ...
by benhall.1
Wed Jul 26, 2023 8:46 pm
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Poststructural Pub
Topic: SInéad O'Connor - RIP
Replies: 8
Views: 3382

Re: SInéad O'Connor - RIP

It doesn't say why, but one fears the worst. So sad. Such a talent.
by benhall.1
Wed Jun 21, 2023 1:14 pm
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Poststructural Pub
Topic: "He's your son!!" of APOD
Replies: 3636
Views: 1292680

Re: "He's your son!!" of APOD

Well, I expect the Moon is the largest ...
by benhall.1
Fri Jun 02, 2023 1:06 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Poststructural Pub
Topic: Can't read it wrong
Replies: 475
Views: 321660

Re: Can't read it wrong

Here's another clickbait headline: "[Photos] *****'s Famous Wife That Few Know About." (name obscured because I'm a gentleman; make what you will of the full stop). Do I need to pose the obvious question, here? I've just Googled the phrase "Famous Wife That Few Know About" (with...