Posts by Splinter

    I'll try, but in the meantime some incredible words from Tennyson.

    (R.I.P. sad for your loss mate it gets hard when the same generation as you start crossing the bar. Bear up mate it's a draft we all must come to terms with.)


    Crossing the Bar
    BY ALFRED, LORD TENNYSON
    Sunset and evening star,
    And one clear call for me!
    And may there be no moaning of the bar,
    When I put out to sea,

    But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
    Too full for sound and foam,
    When that which drew from out the boundless deep
    Turns again home.

    Twilight and evening bell,
    And after that the dark!
    And may there be no sadness of farewell,
    When I embark;

    For tho' from out our bourne of Time and Place
    The flood may bear me far,
    I hope to see my Pilot face to face
    When I have crost the bar.

    Can you copy and paste , Rice ?

    Here's a fascinating Quora post about equipment captured from the Argentines in 1982, some of which is still used.

    I like this quote:

    "Gurkhas captured a Argentine officer’s Mercedes jeep. They gave it to a British Army unit who persuade the RAF to bring it back to their base in Germany where it was used as the base run about for several years, until the battalion was brought back to UK. There tried to register it with the DVLA but it had no paper work. They contacted Mercedes who discovered the Argentine military had never paid for it, so asked for the money or for it to be returned.

    I think the reply was along the lines of “ well, you can try and come and get it” "


    https://www.quora.com/Do-the-B…ured-in-the-Falklands-War

    I subscribe to XBox Game Pass which is excellent value under normal circumstances, meaning you get to rent games for a monthly fee of US$9.99.

    In my case, that's AR$599 which means that Microsoft is probably using location based pricing which is linked to a country's standard of living etc. However, with the draconian taxes imposed here, that shoots up to AR$947.51 as a punishment.