Posts by Sir Rodney Ffing

21) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Slumbering Cafe (Message 84152)
Posted 2 Jan 2018 by Sir Rodney Ffing
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It has, I fear, wiped my response to a most intriguing personal message.
22) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory and Covid-19 (Message 84130)
Posted 31 Dec 2017 by Sir Rodney Ffing
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Oh well.

Hope your end-of-year-day runs better. :-)
Happy New Year, all.
And to you and yours and all who wander by. :-)
23) Message boards : The Lounge : These may not be with us long. (Message 84129)
Posted 31 Dec 2017 by Sir Rodney Ffing
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David Attenborough switched youthful ambitions for medicine to veterinary and marine conservation instead, and I can never thank him enough.
Your ambitions I presume? ;-)

We had a double beaching of adult humpbacks this year. A first for Aldabra. Tragically, re-floating them proved impossible and sadly, the accompanying juvenile we lost track of. :-(
Sad news one hopes will not be repeated.

Now gearing up for a turtle rodeo (next few days), but would like to wish everyone a happy and environmentally-friendly new year, as much as is humanly possible.
We shall be sedating our German Shepherd in preparation for the event, shortly. Happy new year to you, sir. :-)
24) Message boards : The Lounge : BOINC Politics thread (Message 84082)
Posted 29 Dec 2017 by Sir Rodney Ffing
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So much for National Archives

Too convenient?

Thousands of government papers detailing some of the most controversial episodes in 20th-century British history have vanished after civil servants removed them from the country’s National Archives and then reported them as lost.
25) Message boards : The Lounge : Taking leave of absence (Message 84072)
Posted 28 Dec 2017 by Sir Rodney Ffing
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Excellent, I'm happy for both of you
As am I, sir. :-) Good news to approach the new year celebrations, is what I'd hoped for on logging in.
26) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Slumbering Cafe (Message 84051)
Posted 27 Dec 2017 by Sir Rodney Ffing
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The last Tuesday of the year held on a Wednesday. ;-) A fine twist.
27) Message boards : The Lounge : BOINC Politics thread (Message 83999)
Posted 22 Dec 2017 by Sir Rodney Ffing
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How easily some are appeased by irrelevant cosmetics... ;-)
Some may think that, but I'm pretty sure that the printers that win the contract won't be seeing any cosmetics but plenty of ££££££££££££££££££££££££££ :-)
Indeed a boom for your economy that goes even further than that, Sirius :-) but regretfully, I lack the time to chat further at present.
28) Message boards : The Lounge : Needful Things (Message 83997)
Posted 22 Dec 2017 by Sir Rodney Ffing
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You must do what you must do.

In the meantime happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year.
Likewise, sir.
29) Message boards : The Lounge : Needful Things (Message 83996)
Posted 22 Dec 2017 by Sir Rodney Ffing
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A welcome return indeed. :-)
30) Message boards : The Lounge : BOINC Politics thread (Message 83995)
Posted 22 Dec 2017 by Sir Rodney Ffing
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How easily some are appeased by irrelevant cosmetics... ;-)
31) Message boards : The Lounge : Taking leave of absence (Message 83985)
Posted 21 Dec 2017 by Sir Rodney Ffing
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Jord,
Take the time you need. I hope and pray that Holly will make a good & speedy recovery and that you get the rest you deserve and need.

Same msg from me.

Yes.

Ditto.


32) Message boards : The Lounge : BOINC Politics thread (Message 83944)
Posted 18 Dec 2017 by Sir Rodney Ffing
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the man, who suffered cuts and bruises, was arrested after a "short pursuit"
No one we know I trust?
33) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Slumbering Cafe (Message 83892)
Posted 14 Dec 2017 by Sir Rodney Ffing
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I believe we are back.
34) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Slumbering Cafe (Message 83887)
Posted 14 Dec 2017 by Sir Rodney Ffing
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the last thing we need is for the database(s) to get corrupted and need a rebuild lasting a day or more.
Your intervention is appreciated, Mr Kevvy.
35) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Slumbering Cafe (Message 83798)
Posted 12 Dec 2017 by Sir Rodney Ffing
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We are many, I see. :-) Not counting Elaine...
36) Message boards : The Lounge : BOINC Politics thread (Message 83633)
Posted 6 Dec 2017 by Sir Rodney Ffing
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One hopes the furore of Trump's provocative game of matches and powder kegs impending announcement on Jerusalem is an attention-seeking device only.

@
If he now knows it irritates you, maybe he won't use it with you again.
One is always open to correction on matters of addressing fellow posters. Indeed, if there are others here who desire a less formal approach, then I will of course, for the sake of peace and harmony, oblige. :-)
37) Message boards : The Lounge : BOINC Politics thread (Message 83571)
Posted 5 Dec 2017 by Sir Rodney Ffing
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I'm NOT a Sir I WORK for a living and find being called that very condescending !!!
Then I will rephrase.

You were wrong, buttercup.

edit: I trust that has appeased you? ;-)
38) Message boards : The Lounge : BOINC Politics thread (Message 83551)
Posted 4 Dec 2017 by Sir Rodney Ffing
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but just bear in mind that the English have always been p*ss poor on their own.


Really , please tell that to Argentina ;-);-);-);-);-) , that was Britain on her own with NO help from certain others weren't it !!!
Quite correct - Britain not England :-)
A good point I missed covering.
39) Message boards : The Lounge : BOINC Politics thread (Message 83549)
Posted 4 Dec 2017 by Sir Rodney Ffing
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I think you will find you are incorrect, Sir. :-) :-) :-)

The French - criticised by the press at the time for "assisting Argentina" with arms sales - specifically Exocets which they manufactured - provided your military with all they needed to know to sabotage the missiles. Mitterand and Thatcher were thick as proverbial thieves over the matter.

They also provided the British Air Force with examples of the military jets France had previously sold to Argentina - for pilots to familiarise themselves with. There is no reason you would know any of that at the time, of course. ;-)
40) Message boards : The Lounge : Popular Urban Myths & Conspiracy Theories Part 2 (Message 83547)
Posted 4 Dec 2017 by Sir Rodney Ffing
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Biblical texts do not support Jesus claiming to be the son of any god, to my knowledge. That he may have led his audiences into saying he was, then, with guile, failed to refute their assumptions I will not argue against. ;-) His assertion to be the son of man however, has scriptural backing. Others more learned than I in such matters, may know otherwise, of course.

As to freemasonry in the UK: your link from 2015 Mr B (Anyone fancy a coffee?) has a murky backstory. :-( The reveal of what is wanted to be seen (to deflect attention from what is not, organised paedophilia rings being the worst of the worst of them) was according to sources in my former line of work, a bone thrown out to the press when certain investigative methods got too close for comfort. Some matters should not be left to "organisations" such as these to clean up the "transgressing" members they harbour - yet they are.


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