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Forum: Hobbies 2021-05-16, 15:03
Replies: 77
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Posted By xilman
You could, and should, try. You may find...

You could, and should, try.

You may find out, as I did, that they decide the additional cost is worth the benefit.
Forum: Hobbies 2021-05-16, 13:45
Replies: 77
Views: 29,356
Posted By xilman
You could try what I do. My Phyllostachis...

You could try what I do.

My Phyllostachis nigra is now mature and is a beautiful, much loved plant by SWMBO, me and our neighbours. Unfortunately, it is a friendly plant which likes to pay visits....
Forum: Hobbies 2021-05-16, 08:14
Replies: 77
Views: 29,356
Posted By xilman
The only reliable one with which I have any...

The only reliable one with which I have any experience is to put a barrier in place.

Dig a trench 50cm deep or so around the bamboo (ideally, but it sounds like you can't do that) or the area to...
Forum: Hobbies 2021-05-15, 18:13
Replies: 77
Views: 29,356
Posted By xilman
The bamboo has settled in very nicely and has...

The bamboo has settled in very nicely and has been putting up culms of ever greater height and diameter. One of this season's is over 3cm in diameter.

Another culm came up about 3m away from the...
Forum: Soap Box 2021-05-08, 09:55
Replies: 344
Views: 39,840
Posted By xilman
No, that's the Scots. They come from Alba.

No, that's the Scots. They come from Alba.
Forum: Soap Box 2021-05-07, 17:26
Replies: 344
Views: 39,840
Posted By xilman
We are eating fish tonight. And crustacea.

We are eating fish tonight. And crustacea.
Forum: Soap Box 2021-05-07, 16:12
Replies: 344
Views: 39,840
Posted By xilman
On a longer time scale, it seems very likely that...

On a longer time scale, it seems very likely that the western Celts came from what is now Germany. Gaulish was a Celtic language; Breton still is. Celtic was still spoken in what is now the Czech...
Forum: Soap Box 2021-05-07, 16:06
Replies: 344
Views: 39,840
Posted By xilman
No offence taken. I undoubtedly have North...

No offence taken.

I undoubtedly have North Germanic (in the linguistic sense) ancestry. Dupuytren's Contracture is a very reliable indicator.

I had surgery on the little finger of my right hand...
Forum: Soap Box 2021-05-07, 15:29
Replies: 344
Views: 39,840
Posted By xilman
Current Brits are mongrels. I doubtless have...

Current Brits are mongrels. I doubtless have Celtic, Scandinavian and continental European ancestry.

Anyway, your question might be thought offensive by many Brits of the Scottish, Welsh, Irish,...
Forum: Soap Box 2021-05-07, 14:29
Replies: 344
Views: 39,840
Posted By xilman
Some English people still haven't forgotten the...

Some English people still haven't forgotten the treatment of Boudicca, her daughters and the people she governed.

Romanes eunt domus!
Forum: Soap Box 2021-05-07, 14:26
Replies: 344
Views: 39,840
Posted By xilman
The onus on the successor state. The French...

The onus on the successor state.

The French are picking on the UK, the successor state to England.

I still find it amusing that a Portuguese guy is implicitly supporting accusations of perfidy...
Forum: Soap Box 2021-05-07, 08:43
Replies: 344
Views: 39,840
Posted By xilman
I didn't actually. It universally described...

I didn't actually.

It universally described as a Norman invasion, not a French one.

Wikipedia came to my rescue.
Forum: Soap Box 2021-05-06, 17:37
Replies: 344
Views: 39,840
Posted By xilman
Traitors! Which country has the longest...

Traitors!

Which country has the longest lasting alliance with England?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglo-Portuguese_Treaty_of_1373

Not sure France even existed back then.

(Just checked:...
Forum: Soap Box 2021-05-06, 13:29
Replies: 344
Views: 39,840
Posted By xilman
We still haven't forgotten 1066 and all that.

We still haven't forgotten 1066 and all that.
Forum: Soap Box 2021-05-06, 11:45
Replies: 344
Views: 39,840
Posted By xilman
OTOH, the French can always be trusted --- to...

OTOH, the French can always be trusted --- to block roads, ports, etc.
Forum: Lounge 2021-05-03, 18:40
Replies: 1,112
Views: 98,538
Posted By xilman
More correctly named "handegg".

More correctly named "handegg".
Forum: Soap Box 2021-05-03, 09:23
Replies: 117
Views: 29,744
Posted By xilman
In my view it was a very unfortunate choice of...

In my view it was a very unfortunate choice of slogan. Guaranteed to cause resentment because it singled out a single group for special attention.

Much better, would have been "Black lives matter...
Forum: Lounge 2021-05-02, 16:14
Replies: 4,313
Views: 330,760
Posted By xilman
Perhaps. If true, it would be a really...

Perhaps.

If true, it would be a really shitty job.
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-05-02, 16:13
Replies: 205
Views: 11,414
Posted By xilman
What was that old saying about underestimating...

What was that old saying about underestimating the American public?
Forum: Lounge 2021-05-01, 09:40
Replies: 4,313
Views: 330,760
Posted By xilman
Giant 300-tonne fatberg blocks Birmingham sewer...

Giant 300-tonne fatberg blocks Birmingham sewer (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-56952152)

The firm said it is estimated to be 1m (3ft) high and 1,000m (1,094yds) long and could...
Forum: Lounge 2021-04-30, 08:25
Replies: 1,100
Views: 82,708
Posted By xilman
Name Lunar Gateway after Michael Collins.

https://www.change.org/p/nasa-change-the-lunar-gateway-name-to-the-collins-lunar-gateway/f?source_location=psf_petitions
Forum: Hardware 2021-04-28, 17:40
Replies: 77
Views: 9,164
Posted By xilman
And learning about how to dig ditches. Don't...

And learning about how to dig ditches.

Don't underestimate the value of self-education.
Forum: Hardware 2021-04-28, 17:38
Replies: 77
Views: 9,164
Posted By xilman
:tu:

:tu:
Forum: Lounge 2021-04-28, 16:18
Replies: 1,724
RIP
Views: 157,981
Posted By xilman
Michael Collins, Apollo XI ...

Michael Collins, Apollo XI

https://twitter.com/AstroMCollins/status/1387438495040348168
Forum: Hardware 2021-04-28, 11:56
Replies: 77
Views: 9,164
Posted By xilman
A few years ago I went on a one-day course in...

A few years ago I went on a one-day course in FPGA design. The software cost absolutely nothing and the hardware a few quid.

Designed a 9600baud UART (well a UAT as there wasn't time for the R...
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