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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Submarine thread (Message 1719332)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
Am I missing something?

I don't understand how 282 feet equals 855 meters
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #61 (Message 1719215)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
That shows what smoking will do to an eight-year-old!
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Thinking of going SOLAR? (Message 1718229)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
The upfront cost was about £7K, would have been a bit more, but the builders already had the scaffolding there. Also, we had multiple controllers to cope with the fact that some of the panels are producing a lot less that others at times. This increased cost, but also meant that we produce more power more efficiently.

The payback seems to be about 12 years at the moment, hopefully coming down. but we were cash rich at the time, and relatively income poor, so thiey let me crunchwhere otherwise the power cost would have made things difficult. The estimated life of the panels is supposed to be 25 yesrs.
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Thinking of going SOLAR? (Message 1718088)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
Just for Info,
I currently have a Solar installation on my roof, the roof has an approximately N-S ridge, so is the "wrong way", but I have 14 panels, as that is all we could fit.

Even so, despite being "wrong way", and half on each side, and in Reading in the UK, we are getting over £500 p.a. payback, depending on the weather, as well as the installation subsidy.

FYI, in the UK there is a battery system, IIRC called Midnite Sun, that allows some power to be stored for night-time, and similar use, then when the batteries are charged, passes the power back to the Utility for payback. We didn't install this.
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V6 (Message 1712771)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
I'll say it before anyone else & not for the win... Bris?
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The kittyman's car thread....... (Message 1712447)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton

Arf and meow:)



WOW a cat with 12 legs???!!!??? :-)
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The kittyman's car thread....... (Message 1712445)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
Cat Mobile.

Dog Mobile.


Arf arf.



Now I wonder which of these might be Mark S's second car??? :-)
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #61 (Message 1712441)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
Why not go o 3rd place, if Carlos can't make it? I was running the two at once!
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The joke thread Part 4. (Message 1712419)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
Graham, you are either a very bad man,
or you need lots of serious help....



edit:
It's easy for me, I can blame
every thing on the meds!



So can I :-)
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #61 (Message 1712418)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
Thank you so much for the Win, Mark. I apologise to everyone for the mental image I greated of Pizzas with Olives on them... I just couldn't resist poating it when it occurred to me.


As I'll be away for a bit, & therefore won't be able to monitor the threads as I should. Thus I'm afraid I'll need to hand over the baton to Carlos instead.

PM sent to Carlos
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V6 (Message 1712415)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
It doesn't go in the vent grills.

But

We have a Winner!!

Well done, Chris, Even if you don't thinbk so!

It is caled a "CD Slot Mount" and gos into the CD player slot in a car & is used to carry Phones, or Sat-Navs etc in that location. The Tacky disc on the front holds them in place.

PM sent
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The joke thread Part 4. (Message 1712371)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
The Blonde mortician ....



A man who just died is delivered to a local mortuary wearing an expensive, expertly tailored black suit.
The female blonde mortician asks the deceased's wife how she would like the body dressed. She points out that the man does look good in the black suit he is already wearing.
The widow, however, says that she always thought her husband looked his best in blue, and that she wants him in a blue suit. She gives the Blonde mortician a blank cheque and says, 'I don't care what it costs but please have my husband in a blue suit for the viewing.'
The woman returns the next day for the wake. To her delight, she finds her husband dressed in a gorgeous blue suit with a subtle chalk stripe; the suit fits him perfectly.
She says to the mortician, 'Whatever this cost, I'm very satisfied. You did an excellent job and I'm very grateful. How much did you spend?' To her astonishment, the blonde mortician presents her with the blank cheque.
'There's no charge,' she says.
'No, really, I must compensate you for the cost of that exquisite blue suit!' she says.
'Honestly, madam,' the blonde says, 'it cost nothing. You see, a deceased gentleman of about your husband's size was brought in shortly after you left yesterday, and he was wearing an attractive blue suit. I asked his wife if she minded him going to his grave wearing a black suit instead, and she said it made no difference as long as he looked nice.'

'So I just switched the heads.'



(BET YOU DIDN'T SEE THAT COMING!!!)
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V6 (Message 1712206)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
It doesn't fit over the steering column, too small.

OK Admiral & Chris have identified two things that can go on it. Now, where does it go in the car? That is an important part of it's function and name.
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V6 (Message 1711995)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
Nothing to do with catching flies.

I saw it in a specialist type of shop, and bought it. I don't think it's been advertised on TV. At least not in the UK.

{edit] that is correct, Admiral.
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V6 (Message 1711985)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
I believe that you've established that:-

part of it's surface is normally tacky (non-slip),

it fits into something else as part of it's function.

The cup gave an approximate size.

In operation, it does not live in my office, where I photographed it. It's operational location, I think, would be too much of a clue.
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V6 (Message 1711966)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
:-))))

10 out of 10 for effort,
0 out of 10 for success.
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V6 (Message 1711963)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
Chris, that is part of what you have to work out.
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V6 (Message 1711945)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
Carlos, a good description of one part of it, but I still need the function of the item. Warmer again.
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #61 (Message 1711915)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
By the way, those are not olives, the rabbit was sitting here before us!
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V6 (Message 1711914)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
Not a filter, going cold now.


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