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Umm - still there, on my browser anyway...:unsure:
Okay, now I'm flummoxed. This morning it's back where it's supposed to be. And I'm using the same computer, the same browser, and the same wireless network. :unsure:
 

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Hope that guy with the bucket doesn't step off. The rope looks like it's starting to unravel below the knot.:(
 

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Hope that guy with the bucket doesn't step off. The rope looks like it's starting to unravel below the knot.:(
I'm a mountaineer and, I'm sorry, but everything about that is just so wrong. :eek: It's not just the people, if they drop even the smallest item it could kill from those sort of heights. When I was sailing on the tall ship if we wanted to climb the ratlines up the masts we would first have to demonstrate that any loose items, such as cameras etc, were securely tied to us.
 

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Ah! The "were so amazingly primitive that they still though digital watches were a pretty neat idea" thread.

My first calculator was like this one.
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We were all especially impressed that you could write ShELL OIL on it if you turned it upside down.
And it was no use getting used to it, because you could only use sslide rules in exams.
Our class was far less sophisticated, we wrote "BOOBIES" with our calculators
 

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Let's hope one of the handwheels isn't for a vital emergency safety function!
 

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