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  1. Why is every gender equality officer in a company female? Because it is cheaper
  2. I know some small boats who did quite well this year from the mackerel season, and I believe the unused quota was divvied up among the boats that actually went out after the mackerel, to extend their 'season'. Also, line-caught mackerel attracts a much higher price than the hoovered up trawl catch, adding to the value to the small boats. It might seem unfair that the super-trawlers get the lions share of the quota, but the vast majority of the fishing they do is way beyond the working range of the small boats, and the forefathers of the big boat crews worked bloody hard to get where they are.
  3. LibreOffice Writer opens pdf documents and appears to let me edit them, I've also used it to create 'Word' style documents and save them as pdf too.
  4. Read this with interest. It's a "no-brainer" to me. https://www.shetnews.co.uk/2018/11/05/the-case-for-fixed-links/ Think how many other services could be helped by the savings made ....
  5. I think they turn the AIS off to hide from each other, not giving away a good fishing mark to the competition. Fishermen are all good friends on the surface, but it's still a dog-eat-dog business.
  6. I've heard lots of stories about the Cruise Ship tourists doing a lot of window shopping but rarely actually buying anything. I wonder if it's because they are simply not wanting to weigh themselves down with piles of souvenirs, that they'll have to cart around the rest of their trip. I'm sure they see many items that would be a lovely souvenir but think twice before buying, working out the logistics of packing the item in with the two weeks of clothes etc they have. Bear in mind most have flown in to the Port they left from, so baggage restrictions apply. I dreamt up a possible solution. Imag
  7. Did you hear about the constipated mathematician? Had to work it out with a pencil.
  8. How many potatoes does it take to kill an Irishman? None. {too soon?}
  9. I mind, while workin away in London blurtin oot: "Man, du's as bald as a neep!" The few who could quickly translate it all fell aboot gaffin. I didna tink it was dat funny, or unusual to say.
  10. CAN ADMINS OF THIS FORUM DO A BETTER JOB OF MONITORING WHO IS ALLOWED IN HERE PLEASE?! WE HAVE A NEW MEMBER, A WOMAN. SHE’S BEEN PRIVATELY MESSAGING MEMBERS, SENDING THEM NAKED PICTURES OF HERSELF IN NASTY POSES ALONG WITH CLOSE UPS OF HER UNMENTIONABLES. SHE IS OFFERING AN IPHONE 8+ IN EXCHANGE FOR SEXUAL FAVORS. I AM ESPECIALLY BOTHERED BECAUSE IT TURNED OUT TO BE AN IPHONE 6 AND OBVIOUSLY SOMETHING'S WRONG WITH IT. IT'S SUPER SLOW AND THE CAPS LOCK IS STUCK ON.
  11. Last meal out we had was The Mid Brae Inn, and it was as good as I remember it when I ate there regularly. Highly recommended.
  12. I saw a recipe for dandelion flower honey. Looked like an awful lot of work for tiny amount of 'honey', but it would kill two birds with one stone and could be made into a mead I reckon.
  13. I love it when the Chancellor says there'll be "10p on a glass of wine". I raise my glass and say "Not on my glass! Cheers!!" My wine works out at £1.40 a litre, if I make 5 gallons. And it can seem to be an inexhaustible quantity, until you have friends around for dinner, and I take a gallon to the table. It soon goes then - and the demijohn has cost about the same as a normal bottle from the co-op.
  14. I brew my own wine, and it's worth the minor hassle, much like having to clean the dishes after a big Sunday dinner. And when one brew has been drawn into demijohns I immediately set another going, the longer it brews the better, and after stabilisation I like to let it sit for several days before 'bottling'. The last place I knew that sold brewing equipment, kits etc, in Lerwick was the place that turned into The Bop Shop, and now a music shop I can't mind the name of. I get everything I need off a friend of mine south. She answers all questions, orders and payment by email (so a paypal accou
  15. Can I retrace my steps a bit. 100kg 10m at 9.8m/s/s actually only makes 10kws (Kilowatt Seconds! - bummer!!) So to make a 10(ish) kw gravity powerwall would need a 360000kg weight, and much heftier winch gear. But 360 tons isn't inconceivable is it... ... a concrete block of 5.4m cubed ... or steel block of 8ft cubed or equiv. volume would do it (34 years since I did Physics, but this is basic High School stuff - I still think there's Potential here...)
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