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    F1, I would rather watch paint dry!!

    Very tempting.
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    F1, I would rather watch paint dry!!

    Mate I am on cable and satellite here (cable is paid and satellite is a generic chinese satbox which does the job) I have over 300 tv and god knows how many radio channels to pick from as well as having Netfilx and Amazon Prime, but my front room is well lit and I have space to carry out work...
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    F1, I would rather watch paint dry!!

    It's not just the race it's all the rest of it and the fact that the F1 Fanatic has to repeat everything parrot fashioned.
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    F1, I would rather watch paint dry!!

    When I have to use the same room as an F1 fanatic it is not so easy to just switch it off and that is possibly one of the reasons that I dislike F1, because I am subjected to it whether I want to watch it or not (which I don't because it is boring). Having no interest in watching the race means...
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    F1, I would rather watch paint dry!!

    Yes I have just been subjected to "F1 Monza", it was so exciting that the resident F1 fanatic snored through 18 laps of it. Before anyone else says that they can see how someone who doesn't understand how complex F1 is and how technical it is and the engineering involved would find it boring I...
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    WinterMoot 2019

    I'll put the dates in the diary, you never know I may be able to get away for this one.
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    F1, I would rather watch paint dry!!

    Being there is different, I remember going to F1 races as a boy when they were still held at Brands Hatch, but to be honest the racing was a minor part of it, it was the the people, the sound, the smell and the atmosphere and that is something that TV at this time cannot impart to the viewer. As...
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    Confession is good for the soul.

    There are many things I would like to be better at. I teach most things, but everytime I learn something else it highlights just how little I really know (well in my mind anyhow). I wish my plant ID was better, I can get by, but my knowledge is far from exhaustive. Most trees I am okay with...
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    F1, I would rather watch paint dry!!

    I appreciate Rally sport. I am not a fan of football, so I don't watch it. I am not a fan of cricket, even though I have been a marshall at matches, I certainly don't watch it. F1 I have virtually no option on as I said my housemate is an F1 fanatic and he even records it so he can watch it...
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    F1, I would rather watch paint dry!!

    I doubt that I am the only one, but I find F1 potentially the most boring thing in the world. Now normally with my work I am away and am not subjected to this total travesty of Television Broadcasting, but I have been home for a while and I have to say that I would rather set fire to my head...
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    Confession is good for the soul.

    Broch, where I work we have a track that follows the east west line, the trees on one side have moss on the northern side, the trees on the other have it on the southern side. where there is no track the moss seems to be pretty much evenly distributed towards all cardinal points. When we have...
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    Confession is good for the soul.

    Page 2 of 2 Nope. That's one of those really dodgy ones that gets people lost. Moss tends to grow on the darkest and dampest side of a tree and I know places in the UK which look like they have been extracted from middle earth which are covered all over with moss. You can use growth rings on...
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    A Burning Scientific Question

    It depends on how you look at it. Remember that the gasses given off by wood when it's heated are a fuel in their own right and that for charcoal to burn it has to be able to oxidise with the oxygen in the air around it, the more you provide (a bellows for instance) the hotter it becomes...
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    A Burning Scientific Question

    Not sure on this one Chris, but you are focusing all of the waste from fire that has been enhanced by mixing wood gas with oxygen from the air, the stove itself should be providing a greater thermal column than an open fire and as such probably creating a greater draw and probably the faster it...
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    A Burning Scientific Question

    Wood is well wood and wood contains a lot of water, you require a lot of energy to burn off the moisture in wood, this is normally released as smoke which contains a massive amount of steam bonded with a level of carbon and nitrogen. So when you heat up a wood molecule that contains carbon...