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Nick Deverill

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  1. Boys are only 10 but the interesting thing is the non-relevance of skin colour. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-humber-39215616 And if that doesn't warm your heart, oh dear...
  2. A very varied career. Somewhere, over the rainbow, way up high There's a land that I heard of once in a lullaby Somewhere, over the rainbow, skies are blue And the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true Someday I'll wish upon a star And wake up where the clouds are far behind me Where troubles melt like lemon drops Away above the chimney tops That's where you'll find me Somewhere over the rainbow, bluebirds fly Birds fly over the rainbow Why then, oh why can't I? If happy little bluebirds fly Beyond the rainbow Why, oh why, can't I?
  3. I'm just hoping the Lyntons actions bite them hard. Very, very low what they have done. All too easy to impart false memories to a kid of that age if you are a 'trusted individual'. Getting to the truth can be tricky now.
  4. Already done the Google bit. As for blocked sites, you can still get at ones kids ought not! (Found out by accident, honestly).
  5. It's not an ISP issue. I'm in hospital and tagging onto their wifi. They regard most Gay Story sites as naughty, the only ones I've found to work are Awesome Dude and Dabeagles Doghouse. Can't complain, my access in the first place is dubious!
  6. This seems to be the only Gay Story site that is not blocked! Please Dude, don't do anything that might affect this.
  7. Compulsory voting and a "none of the above" on the ballot paper. If there is a majority for "none of the above", new elections with new candidates. Always seemed logical to me.
  8. A failure. Google got me to IOMFATS, but it is blocked as are the seven or so proxy servers I tried, boo hoo.
  9. Thanks, as it's not the "naughty site " message, I think some caching has gone on. PCs are easy to force but I'm a baby with Safari. I'll carry on trying.
  10. Does anyone know what the problem is? I've been getting "under construction" all week. I had been following the latest Andrew Foote story, and am suffering withdrawal symptoms. I am using a borrowed iPad as I'm in hospital but I don't think it's the wifi blocking it, unlike Castle Roland which it considers very naughty. Can't complain, I think I'm not supposed to use the wifi anyway.
  11. If, and it's a pretty big if, he does not moderate himself and just be another president, there must be a good chance he won't serve a full term. It only takes one crackpot with a rifle, and there is a bit more than one in the USA. For some reason, it won't let me embed it, but this YouTube video says everything that's needed in 1 minute 57 seconds. https://youtu.be/Qy9_lfjQopU
  12. Being now deaf, the music is lost on me, but one thing Spamalot was not, was musically unique. It's basically pantomime music or circus music. A lot of musicians could join in just fine after hearing three notes!
  13. Hate to disappoint, but the picture is the result of four individual photos, and photoshop. The cats were photoed individually, and put together on the PC.
  14. Yes, it reads like a screenplay for the last episode of a series on TV where they want to get series two made. Something that is rife in American commercial TV. And to a lesser extent, commercial TV anywhere. I don't blame Arthur for wanting a rest, but we all would have appreciated a bit of closure, and would have read book/series 2 as well. This way though makes me less likely to, not more. You don't usually have a second chance if you insult the reader.
  15. Issue is bigger than patriotism. Far more fundamental, I'd call it honesty, or doing the right thing. Good read too.
  16. To be truthful, those who make the most noise about gayness (or other issues) could well be deep in the closet themselves. A line from Hamlet seems apt, "The lady doth protest too much, methinks". One hopes the story is true, but I'm a bit cynical here, all too easy to invent such things these days. Fingers crossed.
  17. Indeed. I wasn't sure I liked the format, but it was so well done I just knuckled down and read the story.
  18. That has to be the understatement of the week. Impossible more like. They can be a bit careless, after all, what's 100 light years between friends!
  19. One can argue about numbers till the cows come home, but since more than half who voted, voted for Bexit, and that as a number is greater than voted for the party in power (Conservative) does anyone think they'll be re-elected if Article 50 is not triggered? Since the Labour party was also in favour of staying in - and they are currently engaged in activities incompatible with convincing anyone, and perhaps even themselves - they too form an unelectable party. Good as they may be in local government (or at least they are round my way) I do not think the Liberal party presents a credible front either. Thankfully, the silly season (MPs on their holidays basically) is nearly over and we might see some real action one way or the other. The real problem though is Brexit was not a single issue. Immigration was touted as the main issue but laws made by others with a misunderstanding of the issues (vide 3rd directive on driving licences re tricycles and motorbikes) and no trackable path on modifications. Hansard provides a brilliant resource in the UK, there is no equivalent in Brussels.
  20. As I'd hoped, 10/10 for both. However, I've never heard or seen the phrase relating to the member of the equidae family without the word 'years' being appended. And Cole, while a cream cake can and is referred to that way, it's not in common usage. Not uncommon either, but I'd have not picked it as an example. Cars are much more fun English American Big end Crank bearing Bonnet Hood Boot Trunk Cam follower Lifter Chassis Frame Circlip Snap ring Dynamo Generator Grease nipple Zert/Zerk Plain bearing Bushing Steering ball joint Steering knuckle Wing Fender
  21. I'm still reading, and enjoying it. I will admit I thought it was too complex to read other than at a single sitting, but so far, I've surprised myself with both my recall and that although the premise is very complicated, Altimesis's approach is to my weird brain, logical. But, pretty well any chapter could have re-percussions on a later one, it's not the sort of thing that invites comments until all is done. Very, very few authors can do time travel in the first place, and to do it well is even harder with a much smaller group. So far, Altimexis seems to have joined them. Roll on Wednesday...
  22. That tale gets my nomination for best short story of any genre. There is something about the principle character that draws one in, coupled with the factual parts about the difficulties with long range marksmanship.
  23. The fat lady singing, in the spoiler. So perhaps best to wait before viewing. Joking aside, an excellent story.
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