Posts by Gnu

1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give us a Caption - number 70. (Message 1961140)
Posted 19 hours ago by Profile Gnu
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The results are in...

3rd Carlos with Seti before Arecibo

2nd moomin with We have heard that is a bigger ear in Arecibo.

and the winner...

Rob with That settles it. Both number 14 and number 41 are at it again.

PM on the way...
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give us a Caption - number 70. (Message 1960924)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gnu
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Here we go folks...

3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give us a Caption - number 70. (Message 1960850)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gnu
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Thanks, Admiral..I'll post one ASAP...
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give us a Caption - number 70. (Message 1960827)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gnu
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How's that for a double bogey...
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens 2 - Originals only - any subject (Message 1960430)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gnu
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It was just pure luck, Gordon...they only came together for a few seconds and then parted...they're not always sweetness and light though.

Prior to that, the male had viciously attecked another that had tried to muscle in on his patch. At one point he had him pinned against the bank with his head under water...but he managed to wrestle free and climb out, with feathers well and truly ruffled....he then stood behind us...maybe he thought we'd protect him...




Thanks, Grant...
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens 2 - Originals only - any subject (Message 1960371)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gnu
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A couple of shots taken while walking down the canal towpath...



7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens 2 - Originals only - any subject (Message 1959096)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Gnu
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Very surreal and old-school. I like it. Where is that place?

https://englishlakes.co.uk/the-midland
Not that old, by UK standards, this art deco hotel was built in 1933 by the London Midland and Scottish Railway.


It was almost derelict back in 2003 when Urban Splash bought the hotel and promised to restore it's former 1930's glory...it finally reopened in 2008.

We go quite regularly to the Rotunda Bar, which is shown in the photos....
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens 2 - Originals only - any subject (Message 1958937)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Gnu
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Acoustic evening at The Midland Hotel...



9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens 2 - Originals only - any subject (Message 1958243)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Gnu
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I use a Nikon Coolpix P900.....for these shots I has the camera on the Close-up/Macro mode.

I was having a cup of tea and a natter with a couple of allotment buddies, under the pergola, when I noticed the hoverfly flying close to the passion flower...
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens 2 - Originals only - any subject (Message 1958181)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile Gnu
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Taken down on the allotments this afternoon...



11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens 2 - Originals only - any subject (Message 1957487)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile Gnu
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Lancaster canal at Carnforth this afternoon...



12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Your first job and career aspirations? (Message 1957168)
Posted 26 days ago by Profile Gnu
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modelmaker helping to construct 5th scale models of nuclear submarines out of perpex...

That sounds interesting. How did you get into that field?


By accident really...it was when they were bringing CAD into the drawing office...I loved drawing in pen and ink and made it plain that I was none too happy to be taken away from my drawing board..

The boss calked me in and said, "Have you ever thought about becoming a modelmaker?"

I replied, "No."

He said, "You start Monday."

It was the best move I ever made...or was forced to make...

Before the perspex models, they used to make full scale wooden mock ups of certain sections of the first of class of surface ships and submarines....
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Your first job and career aspirations? (Message 1957152)
Posted 26 days ago by Profile Gnu
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I started off...way back when, as an apprentice electrician before becoming an electrical draughtsman. Then moved on to become a modelmaker helping to construct 5th scale models of nuclear submarines out of perpex...

..then got into education working for my final 10 or 12 years, with teenagers with behavoural difficulties, before retiring due to ill heath..

I always remembered as a kid I wanted to be a draughtsman...
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens 2 - Originals only - any subject (Message 1956967)
Posted 27 days ago by Profile Gnu
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I had a bad case of the dirigibles, once...but the doc gave me a prescription for it.

Love that top photo of the hot air balloon, Rob....
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens 2 - Originals only - any subject (Message 1956014)
Posted 18 Sep 2018 by Profile Gnu
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We have quite a few trees around here that look like that...
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens 2 - Originals only - any subject (Message 1953897)
Posted 5 Sep 2018 by Profile Gnu
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Some modern digital cameras have "digital filters" in the software that can produce that sort of effect.
Fabulously effective - the figures look almost transparent, but I guess they are actually highly reflective?



Yep...all the installation is made from thin sheets of highly polished steel...

Stunning sky colour. Did you use any filters or was that taken as is?


It's edited to bring out the sky...I altered the stucture of the image to make the clouds look more dramatic...
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens 2 - Originals only - any subject (Message 1953882)
Posted 5 Sep 2018 by Profile Gnu
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Settlement..a temporary art installation on The Barrows, Heysham village...







18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens 2 - Originals only - any subject (Message 1952217)
Posted 26 Aug 2018 by Profile Gnu
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I wish you could have seen the smile and wonder in my granddaughter's eyes when the bird flew down and just sat there eating the meal worms...it was a priceless moment...

19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Now That it's Spring/Summer, What Are You Doing? (2018) (Message 1951529)
Posted 23 Aug 2018 by Profile Gnu
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*come in and do nothing. Absolutely nothing*

What apples?


Crikey...they were there last time I looked... :o)
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Now That it's Spring/Summer, What Are You Doing? (2018) (Message 1951388)
Posted 22 Aug 2018 by Profile Gnu
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The apples are just about ready to be picked down on't allotment..



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