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Sod your work bench, what can you see from your window!
« on: May 06, 2015, 10:52:52 pm »
Busy bank holiday Monday!

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Re: Sod your work bench, what can you see from your window!
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2015, 01:30:10 am »
My lab is in the basement.  I don't have a window.  But I have a nice 30" monitor I can put pretty pictures on and make believe it is a window...
 
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Re: Sod your work bench, what can you see from your window!
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2015, 01:47:43 am »
Busy bank holiday Monday!

Somebody stole all your trees.


 

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Re: Sod your work bench, what can you see from your window!
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2015, 01:59:41 am »
Here, have some of mine.



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Re: Sod your work bench, what can you see from your window!
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2015, 02:45:22 am »
My view is terrible:
 
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Re: Sod your work bench, what can you see from your window!
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2015, 02:47:54 am »
I can see two hospitals from my window. One is a mental hospital. So whatever happens, help is near. :)
 

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Re: Sod your work bench, what can you see from your window!
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2015, 03:49:59 am »
Nice Birds. :-+

Here's one from my window. And a winter shot.
 

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Re: Sod your work bench, what can you see from your window!
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2015, 04:03:45 am »
Uhh, everyone lives in the middle of nowhere?
 

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Re: Sod your work bench, what can you see from your window!
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2015, 04:19:35 am »
<grinch>  :)
The first OP post is a con.   
You can clearly see from the shadow, that he is standing out in the open on a ridge - the view is not from a building or window!.
</grinch>   ;)
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Re: Sod your work bench, what can you see from your window!
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2015, 04:25:38 am »
Uhh, everyone lives in the middle of nowhere?

Ha! Define "middle of nowhere"

Me, I'm 6 miles from the closest pub and a 2.5 hour drive from Seattle. Close enough for me but I do pay the price with crappy 1 Mbps DSL internet :'(
 

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Re: Sod your work bench, what can you see from your window!
« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2015, 04:41:38 am »
Uhh, everyone lives in the middle of nowhere?
I'l kick off with an urban view. from my window  :-+ )

And about 10m from my door  :o
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Re: Sod your work bench, what can you see from your window!
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2015, 10:29:39 am »
No pictures, but from my attic office window I'll see pine tops, a piece of neighbor's roof and an occasional squirrel or two. From my basement lab window, I see small batch of sky and occasionally the mailman's feet.
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Re: Sod your work bench, what can you see from your window!
« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2015, 11:18:20 am »
Council housing and someone who appears to be fondling a tree (from gmaps as I'm actually away from home at the moment)
 

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Re: Sod your work bench, what can you see from your window!
« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2015, 03:44:24 pm »
I can see two hospitals from my window. One is a mental hospital. So whatever happens, help is near. :)
I found a nice springtime photo from last year:

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Re: Sod your work bench, what can you see from your window!
« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2015, 04:28:48 pm »
View from my window, if I popped outside there's a better view.

Personally I think not bad for what's meant to be the second ugliest city in the country.
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Re: Sod your work bench, what can you see from your window!
« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2015, 05:04:43 pm »
Well, this was from the window last week. got another mystery potted plant today, cost on clearance was $2, so I bought 2, one for me and one for the neighbour. The bird is in the bush outside, and the local ringneck lorikeet population are around pretty much every day in the trees eating the nuts and flowers. Then you have the vervet monkleys, the local geese, the ibis and the blue crane from the park up the road, along with those *&&$^& peacocks.
 

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Re: Sod your work bench, what can you see from your window!
« Reply #16 on: May 07, 2015, 05:22:14 pm »
along with those *&&$^& peacocks.

 :-DD Got some around here, proper pains in the backside and stupid as hell.
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Re: Sod your work bench, what can you see from your window!
« Reply #17 on: May 07, 2015, 05:30:52 pm »
along with those *&&$^& peacocks.

 :-DD Got some around here, proper pains in the backside and stupid as hell.

I once went to deliver some pinball machines to a guy who was rather well off (one of the co-founders of Pace Electronics). He had a fabulous collection of cars parked in his drive, all covered in horrible scratches. Turned out he had a garden full of peacocks that walked all over them, horrible sharp talons raking the paint off.

At the top of sweeping stairs in his entrance hall he had a huge painting of him sitting on the wing of a pink Spitfire. I think his wife commissioned that without him knowing! Turns out he did indeed own the spitfire along with an airfield full of assorted planes and the gyrocopter used in one of the Bond films.
 

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Re: Sod your work bench, what can you see from your window!
« Reply #18 on: May 07, 2015, 05:31:26 pm »
Well, this was from the window last week.

Dangerous neighborhood?  or are you doing time?
 

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Re: Sod your work bench, what can you see from your window!
« Reply #19 on: May 07, 2015, 05:36:37 pm »
i see my workbench from my window ! what other view do you want ? bunch of crazy people.
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Re: Sod your work bench, what can you see from your window!
« Reply #20 on: May 07, 2015, 05:37:31 pm »
along with those *&&$^& peacocks.

 :-DD Got some around here, proper pains in the backside and stupid as hell.

Those however are literal royal game, seeing as they roost in the JZ complex area. I stop for them in the road so they can cross.



 

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Re: Sod your work bench, what can you see from your window!
« Reply #21 on: May 07, 2015, 05:53:51 pm »
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If that was around the Bradford area there's a chance it's the same flock, but for some strange reason there seems to be e few rich people with them around here. Can you remember if it was David Hood?

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Turns out he did indeed own the spitfire along with an airfield full of assorted planes

Pink was used to camouflage them against cloud cover, and given Pace's history a liking for planes is hardly a surprise.

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and the gyrocopter used in one of the Bond films.

Damn, I always wanted Little Nellie :(

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Even if they're African peafowl they aren't native to SA are they? Shouldn't you just run them over?
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Re: Sod your work bench, what can you see from your window!
« Reply #22 on: May 07, 2015, 06:10:17 pm »
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If that was around the Bradford area there's a chance it's the same flock, but for some strange reason there seems to be e few rich people with them around here. Can you remember if it was David Hood?
Guy called Robert Fleming, Beckwithshaw near Harrogate.

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Pink was used to camouflage them against cloud cover, and given Pace's history a liking for planes is hardly a surprise.
He showed me a picture of a murky pile of wreckage, taken at the bottom of a lake in Germany. That was some very rare aircraft he'd just bought to salvage and restore. 'Shouldn't take more than a million to sort it out' he said...

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Damn, I always wanted Little Nellie :(
All around his games room there were pictures of assorted aircraft. 'That's an interesting collection of pictures' I said. 'It's not just a collection of pictures' he said, 'I own all those aircraft'...
 

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Re: Sod your work bench, what can you see from your window!
« Reply #23 on: May 07, 2015, 06:23:57 pm »
Well, this was from the window last week.

Dangerous neighborhood?  or are you doing time?

Well I mean't that to be funny but maybe  it wasn't  :-[

Seriously though,  I have conisdered security bars on my basement lab's window - mostly for the times we are out of town for several days.  I live in a rural area but occasionally neighbors have had someone break into their place when they're away.

What are others doing for lab security?  Alarms?
 

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Re: Sod your work bench, what can you see from your window!
« Reply #24 on: May 07, 2015, 06:24:41 pm »
Nope, not a Dangerous Neighborhood, a dangerous country.
I live down in Margate South Coast of South Africa (about 120km from SeanB), which is considered the retirement city of SA.
And it is the same here. In the past year we have had 7 break in's in our complex (34 Houses) surrounded with High Electric Fences.
The 'shoppers' just hop over the fences like they are nothing.

In South Africa, the Criminals are free, and we are the ones behind bars ;-)

And this happened a few days, about 5km away from where I live :
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Ten people were arrested this morning after they were found with heroin to the street value of more than seven million rand‚ police say.

The joint operation by Durban Hawks and National Intervention Unit members made the bust at a house in Ramsgate‚ near Margate.

The arrested suspects aged between 22 and 29 will appear in the Ramsgate Magistrate’s Court later today on a charge of dealing in drugs.

“After months of intense investigation by the Hawks‚ they uncovered a drug syndicate operating in a plush Ramsgate suburb in Margate. During the investigation it was discovered that it was a Durban based syndicate which had moved to South Coast. Investigations were completed and an intelligence driven operation was conducted‚” the SAPS said in a statement.

At about 8am this morning‚ the Hawks assisted by the National Intervention Unit armed with the search warrant raided the house and recovered about 120 000 readily packed straws of heroin and eight kilograms of unpacked heroin.

“The house was found to be a processing and packaging clandestine laboratory.”

Well, this was from the window last week.

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