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Sputnik the first nicely metallic

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Vividly recall Sputnik being launched.

And a band named after it.

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The Italians launched a mint humbug as their first satellite

http://www.corriere.it/methode_image/20 ... 1215173027

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Should have been a Pizza :twisted:

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myglaren wrote:Should have been a Pizza :twisted:

But they did attach some spaghetti!

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Japan's first satellite

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:Japan's first satellite

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You sure these are genuine satellites ? They look like they're cobbled together by kids at a primary school :rofl2:

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The Japanese one is just Sputnik with some embellishments.

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myglaren wrote:The Japanese one is just Sputnik with some embellishments.


That's how a lot of Japanese cars came about, Austins with embellishments became Datsuns. :)

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bobins wrote:My brother got a program he wrote on his ZX81 printed in Sinclair User magazine - I think he got £10 for it at the time. IIRC it was called 'Lights Out' :)
Lights out? This is generally what happened to my ZX81 when the rampack wobbled slightly. :)

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mickeymoon wrote:
bobins wrote:My brother got a program he wrote on his ZX81 printed in Sinclair User magazine - I think he got £10 for it at the time. IIRC it was called 'Lights Out' :)
Lights out? This is generally what happened to my ZX81 when the rampack wobbled slightly. :)


Yes, frustratingly it was not one of the best designs was it.... :lol:

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Re: Picture(s) of the day..fish festivals

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Still time to sign up for this annual event at St Petersburg

http://www.visit-petersburg.ru/en/news/960/

No doubt delicious! As a prelude this sounds exciting
Visitors will be greeted by an exhibition of caricature paintings about fish
Not sure if the "Smolt" generates as much celebration worldwide as the humble "Smelt"

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:Still time to sign up for this annual event at St Petersburg

http://www.visit-petersburg.ru/en/news/960/


You know, I reckon I could enjoy that... I love fish :D

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Picture(s) of the day..fish special

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CitroJim wrote: You know, I reckon I could enjoy that... I love fish :D


Who can forget being emplored in a no nonsense fashion to follow your lead Jim...

https://www.frenchcarforum.co.uk/forum/ ... gs#p499263

The humble Herring has been mentioned no less than 17 times (...er probably 18 now) on the FCF. I don't really know what they did with them when there were 1000 boats plundering the bounty of the "silver darlings" out of Great Yarmouth alone. It must have been "Roll-mops" for tea and kippers for breakfast every day!

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Re: Picture(s) of the day..Fish Special!

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Herring is a very versatile fish Neil...

No doubt it was the staple diet of a lot of folk, sharing the same old traditional niche as boiled spuds and cabbage/tinned peas/carrots...

In the sort of numbers it was caught it would have been very cheap I'd expect... And for the less well-off, very nutritious. Boring in the extreme but a few herring with the aforementioned spuds and cabbage/carrots was a very bland but healthy dish and arguably far better for you than what those sort of folk eat these days... Obesity was not common in those days and nor was type 2 diabetes either...