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The daffodils are out late at mine

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The daffodils are out late at mine......she is back !

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4 months "on loan" and on once washed !...gerrrrr :)

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She's looking very sweet Alasdair :) I'm delighted she's home :D

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Todays picture of the day.....

The Curiosity Rover

If you look closely at the wheels, you will see a series of holes which make an imprint of the letters "JPL" in morse code. The wheels are getting pretty worn even though they have only covered 17km!
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JPL stands for Jet Propulsion Laboratory responsible for the Mars Curiosity Rover which has since 2012 been exploring the surface of Mars. The morse imprints on the tracks were to designed to guide the rover.

Here is a pic of the wheel when it was a bit newer!
http://www.collectspace.com/images/news-082212b.jpg

more here http://www.collectspace.com/news/news-082212a.html
Links nicely with the current Pickled Egg Jukebox-10 Morse Code Tracks (number 7 of which from Roger Waters is well worth a listen)

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Re: Picture(s) of the day..Mars!!

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How astounding is Curiosity (the Mars Rover).

Depends how astounded you are that

It can be remote controlled from the Earth which can be anything from 33 million miles to 249 million miles away.
It got there in the first place
It landed safely
It continues to operate 5 years after landing.
It puts morse code prints on the surface of Mars!

Me, I am totally astounded

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Re: Picture(s) of the day..Mars!!

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
05 Sep 2017, 19:32
How astounding is Curiosity (the Mars Rover).

Depends how astounded you are that

It can be remote controlled from the Earth which can be anything from 33 million miles to 249 million miles away.
It got there in the first place
It landed safely
It continues to operate 5 years after landing.
It puts morse code prints on the surface of Mars!

Me, I am totally astounded

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And yet Citroen still struggle to fit DMFs that last the distance, or steering racks that don't rust as soon as they're exposed to air, or window winder mechanisms that are fit for purpose. Perhaps building cars is still a bit of a new science to them and they haven't quite mastered it yet :rofl2:

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bobins wrote:
05 Sep 2017, 19:40
NewcastleFalcon wrote:
05 Sep 2017, 19:32
How astounding is Curiosity (the Mars Rover).

Depends how astounded you are that

It can be remote controlled from the Earth which can be anything from 33 million miles to 249 million miles away.
It got there in the first place
It landed safely
It continues to operate 5 years after landing.
It puts morse code prints on the surface of Mars!

Me, I am totally astounded

Regards Neil


And yet Citroen still struggle to fit DMFs that last the distance, or steering racks that don't rust as soon as they're exposed to air, or window winder mechanisms that are fit for purpose. Perhaps building cars is still a bit of a new science to them and they haven't quite mastered it yet :rofl2:


...and ironically the chevrons on the wheels of Curiosity are starting to drop off!

https://img.purch.com/h/1400/aHR0cDovL3 ... dlYXIuanBn

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Back to normal after the excitement of Mars and Morse Code and Centrefolds

Contributions invited......start a theme if you like.....anything goes......impossible to go off topic on this thread!

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Two lovely old adverts borrowed from Facebook :)

The Raleigh mopeds I remember very well from my childhood and early teenage years and ridden a few too...
Darren Vel Satis - Facebook
Darren Vel Satis - Facebook
This old Hillman newspaper advert is just so lovely... So is the car!
Darren Vel Satis - Facebook
Darren Vel Satis - Facebook
I so wish adverts of today were like those...

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CitroJim wrote:
10 Sep 2017, 13:49
I so wish adverts of today were like those...


Jim, you may remember this little selection from "Cycling " July 24th 1897 :-D formerly deposited at the Pickled Egg

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as I remarked at the time that "St Jacob's Oil" isn't too shy about its claims!

and remembering it was 1897, well before gel inserts in lycra shorts you probably did need those endurance steel balls to ride the machines of the day. :-D

and if you ever need to "accomodate a skirted lady on the front seat" those New Westminster Tandems are just the thing!


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:lol:

I want some of that St. Jacob's Oil - badly! I reckon it would fix me good and proper :) Wonder what it contained?

All we cyclists all have balls of steel ;)

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And are used as bearings!

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Well cyclists balls could be described as part of the engine mounting/interface..................but I am not going to carry on thinking about it........aggggg, need a wash !

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This appeared on my facebook page courtesy of a mr Darren Vel Satis
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daviemck2006 wrote:
10 Sep 2017, 21:33
This appeared on my facebook page courtesy of a mr Darren Vel SatisFB_IMG_1505075435136.jpg

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Thought I'd just add this :rofl2:

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They do eventually get off the ground!



Regards Neil