Merrill Levi

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  • Birthday 02/02/1939

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    thanks - found it - brass bollocks for sure.
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    "RATO" ? - could only find JATO, Jet Assisted Take Off
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    make sure sound is on - funny
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    Anyone know wtf is up with storm?

    howdy brothercousin - pass the rum, I'll bring some chops for the barbie. it aint no stinkin storm till the spiders and snakes come in the house to get out of the flood water
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    HTTPS on SA?

    link to article on The Reg. short version - bad security certs issued only resolve 63 of the 64 bit security algorithm - to security folks it is a HUGE issue due to millions of certs required to be re-issued, which is nearly all certs issued by Google, Apple and Godaddy. Not a very big deal to everyday web use, unless related to financial stuff, then make sure the URL reads "" as the one missing 'bit' allows for thousands of additional ways for shitheads to intercept web traffic to sites with a dud certificate.
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    that's wot happens when folks delete a post, screws up the whole "top of the page" system Hobot has been workin at. So, if you want to get rid of your content, delete the content & not the post - keep the girls on top IYKWIM
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    psst ........ open your eye's !
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    just a couple ! out of shot to the right is the Beashels boat shed, 3 generations of sailors - they all knew/know a bit about sailing too. Many multi generation families of great sailors (Spithill's, Wilmot's, Visser's etc.) and boat builders. When I was a kid I just wanted to move to this (Pittwater) area, every regatta we did, no matter where in Oz, the Pittwater kids were always on the podium.
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    A house with that same roof profile is still there today (may be Grandfathers axe), the orchards are long gone and they have a 'few' more neighbors these days. Google maps link
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    Amusing grafitti

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    iPod Rebuild Question

    best source of info I have found so far for repairing iDevices is however they do not list iPod gen 6, which is a little weird cuz they list almost every other mobile device known.
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    Clarinet Anarchy

    fella I worked with figured I needed to learn to play a sax, maybe cuz he was trying to sell some of his collection - anyhoo, trouble I had in getting the reed to do it's work was for me to keep my cheeks out of the equation and let my lungs do the work, he kept telling me to work on my 'embouchure', I didn't buy a sax. try this search sentence in google - embouchure clarinet - looked ok to me
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    Mid, thanks for this topic, great timing for me - just prior to Christmas I was given this vice, it was brought to Australia by a boat builder in the early 1900's when he relocated from the Netherlands, he brought everything he thought he would need to build a family home and a business in boat building. Vice given to me by his grandson. Looks like this vice has been around the block a few times.
  15. The astronomy world is poorer off today. Nancy Grace Roman, the first chief of astronomy at NASA's Office of Space Science, died on December 25th at 93. She was widely considered the "mother" of the Hubble Space Telescope, persuading the scientific community to rally around the concept and campaigning for funding. While Hubble launched 11 years after her retirement, there's little doubt that it was her efforts that made the telescope a reality. RIP Nancy full story at Engadget