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Forum: Photography Yesterday, 16:45
Replies: 11
Views: 1,996
Posted By a_f_d
I often used this lens for flowers with film...

I often used this lens for flowers with film cameras, here are some with the D3:
South African Daisy
http://www.indiamike.com/files/images/00/80/61/sa-daisy-1.jpg...
Forum: Chai and Chat Feb 17th, 2018, 23:29
Replies: 2,878
Views: 198,907
Posted By a_f_d
Don't you have a set of those knobs to swap...

Don't you have a set of those knobs to swap phases?
Our electrician (Electricity Dept. in his spare time) said "those are completely illegal, it distorts the load balance - they're a must have!"

...
Forum: Books, Music, and Movies Feb 17th, 2018, 00:40
Replies: 4,000
Views: 390,550
Posted By a_f_d
To OH's complete despair I am avidly fond of very...

To OH's complete despair I am avidly fond of very old recordings by great singers - here (http://andyd.in/img/test.mp3) is one of the finest sopranos of all time singing what is basically a Victorian...
Forum: Chai and Chat Feb 16th, 2018, 14:02
Replies: 2,878
Views: 198,907
Posted By a_f_d
Lucky you - in the UK/EU as soon as I know them...

Lucky you - in the UK/EU as soon as I know them they change them again - the latest info is:
The live Red becomes Brown
The Neutral Black becomes Blue
The Earth wires continue to be...
Forum: Chai and Chat Feb 16th, 2018, 13:35
Replies: 2,878
Views: 198,907
Posted By a_f_d
I have re-wired three houses in the UK and they...

I have re-wired three houses in the UK and they didn't burn down. I've done plumbing, including gas, in four - but I always got the gas checked by a pro.
All the above was legal when I did it, but...
Forum: Chai and Chat Feb 16th, 2018, 13:01
Replies: 2,878
Views: 198,907
Posted By a_f_d
colour me paranoid, but a real pro would have...

colour me paranoid, but a real pro would have checked the circuit with a tester second, first check the tester on a known 'live'.
https://s7g3.scene7.com/is/image/ae235/9019X_P?$autoprodblock$
...
Forum: Electronics in India Feb 13th, 2018, 23:57
Replies: 1,131
Views: 358,253
Posted By a_f_d
I have been waiting all day for the black...

I have been waiting all day for the black helicopters to land:
A few days ago I emailed Jio about the SIM I bought with a JioFi mifi - here is the reply:


Well I did get it through 'eKYC Aadhaar...
Forum: Humour - It Only Happens in India Feb 10th, 2018, 00:22
Replies: 2,665
Views: 301,168
Posted By a_f_d
Indeed - but @earthair I do regard homeopaths as...

Indeed - but @earthair I do regard homeopaths as rogues, peddling distilled water as a cure for everything.

fwiw there is afaik still $1,000,000 cash being offered to anyone who can prove me wrong...
Forum: Humour - It Only Happens in India Feb 8th, 2018, 17:15
Replies: 2,665
Views: 301,168
Posted By a_f_d
We may speculate that they may have such...

We may speculate that they may have such documentation, which may say they don't have to show it.
We may not speculate that they may have been given it by a secret court because we may be forbidden...
Forum: Photography Feb 6th, 2018, 18:46
Replies: 11
Views: 1,996
Posted By a_f_d
I was going to start a new thread when I found...

I was going to start a new thread when I found this one... [ once again iamsomnath's pics are off-puttingly good 8-( ]

I am quite ridiculously pleased with myself having successfully stripped,...
Forum: Indian Cooking and Cuisine Feb 6th, 2018, 00:15
Replies: 13,144
Views: 1,037,211
Posted By a_f_d
sure - it tastes of water! AndyD 8-)₹

sure - it tastes of water!

AndyD 8-)₹
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Feb 5th, 2018, 18:31
Replies: 192
Views: 10,784
Posted By a_f_d
penny plain...

penny plain (http://niti.gov.in/writereaddata/files/circular_notification/notification-aadhaar.pdf)

twopence coloured...
Forum: Photography Feb 3rd, 2018, 16:51
Replies: 21
Views: 1,105
Posted By a_f_d
Well you can judge for yourself: I expect that,...

Well you can judge for yourself:
I expect that, like mine, most of these images were re-sized and/or cropped, so look at the images from DarkLord, iamsomnath, NickH, me, and the Fred Espenak posted...
Forum: Lodging and Hotels in India Feb 2nd, 2018, 00:08
Replies: 36
Views: 1,587
Posted By a_f_d
I appreciate your tone, but are you maybe letting...

I appreciate your tone, but are you maybe letting it get in the way of facts?

Where did untouchables and tribals live in Pre-colonial India?
Who put Ceylon's aboriginals in cages?

AndyD ...
Forum: Lodging and Hotels in India Feb 1st, 2018, 23:55
Replies: 36
Views: 1,587
Posted By a_f_d
My first three thoughts were: * are people...

My first three thoughts were:
* are people really going to stay, sleeping a dozen to a room?
* how could you not be either patronising or simpering or both, and what would you really get from it...
Forum: Photography Feb 1st, 2018, 23:24
Replies: 21
Views: 1,105
Posted By a_f_d
I managed some shots, but not as good as above: ...

I managed some shots, but not as good as above:
I had tried out moon shots with a 200 and decided no - even my nice new 600 made tiny moon pics so I decided to try my cheapo Chinese 500 with its 2x...
Forum: Indian Cooking and Cuisine Feb 1st, 2018, 22:52
Replies: 13,144
Views: 1,037,211
Posted By a_f_d
per lb meat** oil to fry (olive / sunflower) ...

per lb meat**
oil to fry (olive / sunflower)
1 good sized onion finely chopped
2-3 cloves garlic crushed
2-3 chillies to taste
1 large bell/green pepper/capsicum
4-5 good size fresh tomatos...
Forum: Goa Feb 1st, 2018, 22:30
Replies: 12
Views: 1,787
Posted By a_f_d
March should be OK, but temperatures have been...

March should be OK, but temperatures have been creeping up in the last few years - mind you it's all relative - when my neighbours wear balaclavas and anoraks in the morning, I turn off the bedroom...
Forum: Indian Cooking and Cuisine Feb 1st, 2018, 15:54
Replies: 13,144
Views: 1,037,211
Posted By a_f_d
imho you can't make chili-con-carne (European...

imho you can't make chili-con-carne (European version) or [meat] pizzas without it.

I've grown white-flowered and purple-flowered varieties in the UK but didn't notice much difference in taste -...
Forum: Indian Wildlife and National Parks Jan 29th, 2018, 17:16
Replies: 5,437
Views: 564,959
Posted By a_f_d
What you need is a good brazing torch <g> ...

What you need is a good brazing torch <g>

... or you must have a friendly man just around the corner who will fit new seals for beer money?

AndyD 8-)₹
Forum: Indian Wildlife and National Parks Jan 29th, 2018, 15:09
Replies: 5,437
Views: 564,959
Posted By a_f_d
Some steep prices there! I suggest - source a...

Some steep prices there!
I suggest - source a defunct fridge or chest freezer and spend ₹1,000 on a couple of kilos of blue silica gel....

AndyD 8-)₹
Forum: Electronics in India Jan 29th, 2018, 00:40
Replies: 1,131
Views: 358,253
Posted By a_f_d
Four options (actually only IVRS is available so...

Four options (actually only IVRS is available so far):
http://www.indiamike.com/files/images/05/60/61/lists.jpg

i=A - Fn no Aadhaar ...
Forum: Electronics in India Jan 27th, 2018, 23:51
Replies: 1,131
Views: 358,253
Posted By a_f_d
for now - see this circular...

for now - see this circular (http://www.dot.gov.in/sites/default/files/11.04.2017.pdf?download=1) n.b. pdf

AndyD 8-)₹
Forum: Indian Wildlife and National Parks Jan 26th, 2018, 17:38
Replies: 5,437
Views: 564,959
Posted By a_f_d
Pepper thief!

+1

and if that is " blur and not-so-good pics I'm a bit reluctant to show mine!
- but what the heck - Amazon just delivered my new lens so I had to try it out, I'm going to have to do some work...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Jan 25th, 2018, 18:18
Replies: 192
Views: 10,784
Posted By a_f_d
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