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    I think I can see Rob's house

    I think I can see Rob's house.
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    Re: I think I can see Rob's house

    So all the white stuff is sheep?

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    Re: I think I can see Rob's house

    Quote Originally Posted by chiph
    I think I can see Rob's house.
    That's the end of Margaret sunbathing in our backyard!

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    Re: I think I can see Rob's house

    Very likely, it's quite close to the water, maybe a half mile or less.

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    Re: I think I can see Rob's house

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    Quote Originally Posted by chiph
    I think I can see Rob's house.
    That's the end of Margaret sunbathing in our backyard!
    The house is white with green roof, corner of Hawke and Convoy, right?

    At this moment I have it on Google Earth, tell Margaret to wave.

    The pier and surrounding area (and pubs) do not have many people, it looks like the mall is suffering, too.

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    Re: I think I can see Rob's house

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    Quote Originally Posted by chiph
    I think I can see Rob's house.
    That's the end of Margaret sunbathing in our backyard!
    The house is white with green roof, corner of Hawke and Convoy, right?

    At this moment I have it on Google Earth, tell Margaret to wave.

    The pier and surrounding area (and pubs) do not have many people, it looks like the mall is suffering, too.
    Margaret is clutching a towel to her bosom as we speak. It wasn't much fun out there in the frost anyway. But what can you do with a Scottish girl?


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    Re: I think I can see Rob's house

    Quote Originally Posted by robmcg

    But what can you do with a Scottish girl?

    You can always tell a Scot but you can't tell him much.

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    Re: I think I can see Rob's house

    Quote Originally Posted by jdm

    You can always tell a Scot but you can't tell him much.
    Racist slur! Sysop!

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    Re: I think I can see Rob's house

    Quote Originally Posted by chiph
    I think I can see Rob's house.

    ISS over New Zealand:

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    You can see a local pine plantation very well, and by the aerial you can see where I grew up in Wellington. Fist time I've ever seen that in one photo. Thankyou. [250 miles apart and a great drive and 20-mile ship crossing]

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    Re: I think I can see Rob's house

    Quote Originally Posted by robmcg
    Quote Originally Posted by jdm

    You can always tell a Scot but you can't tell him much.
    Racist slur! Sysop!
    OK, I'll retract that and apologize to Scots everywhere. How about:

    You can always tell a Kiwi but you can't tell him much?

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    Re: I think I can see Rob's house

    If you get the chance, follow the link to Wikipedia and click on the "Full Resolution" link (warning: 2mb file) It's stunning.

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    Re: I think I can see Rob's house

    Quote Originally Posted by chiph
    If you get the chance, follow the link to Wikipedia and click on the "Full Resolution" link (warning: 2mb file) It's stunning.

    Chip H.
    Amazing detail - 'stunning' doesn't do justice.

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    Re: I think I can see Rob's house

    Quote Originally Posted by chiph
    If you get the chance, follow the link to Wikipedia and click on the "Full Resolution" link (warning: 2mb file) It's stunning.

    Chip H.
    Thanks Chip. I'll do that someday. Maybe I'll even install broadband soon... bloody external modems and wires everyblooodywhere

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    Re: I think I can see Rob's house

    Quote Originally Posted by chiph
    If you get the chance, follow the link to Wikipedia and click on the "Full Resolution" link (warning: 2mb file)  It's stunning.

    Chip H.
    downloading now... [I regularly do 2MB files anyway]... done.. wow!  or "gee whizz!"  what a neat pic.  Thankyou Chip. [it took about 8 mins] and is worth it!

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    Re: I think I can see Rob's house

    Quote Originally Posted by robmcg

    Maybe I'll even install broadband soon... bloody external modems and wires everyblooodywhere
    Next we know, you'll be having running water.

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    Re: I think I can see Rob's house

    Quote Originally Posted by jdm

    Next we know, you'll be having running water.
    We'll be selling water to your colony Australia before long, who in turn is selling its minerals to Asia.
    Mostly we just 'add value' to dirt, grass and water and make dairy products which for reasons I don't quite understand are making us wealthy. Sheep farming doesn't make money at the moment.

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    Re: I think I can see Rob's house

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdm

    Next we know, you'll be having running water.
    We'll be selling water to your colony Australia before long, who in turn is selling its minerals to Asia.
    Mostly we just 'add value' to dirt, grass and water and make dairy products which for reasons I don't quite understand are making us wealthy. Sheep farming doesn't make money at the moment.
    What you need is a national herd of goats, goats are the most efficient milk producers and the cheese is outstanding.

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    Re: I think I can see Rob's house

    Quote Originally Posted by jdm

    What you need is a national herd of goats, goats are the most efficient milk producers and the cheese is outstanding.
    Ah, but they are also rather intelligent, and not very good at being herded. They might even form communist freedom cells and eat their way out of enclosures...
    Why doesn't the USA build a strategic herd of armed goats? You could train them to attack insurgent-held towns and oil wells.

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    Re: I think I can see Rob's house

    Quote Originally Posted by robmcg

    Why doesn't the USA build a strategic herd of armed goats? You could train them to attack insurgent-held towns and oil wells.
    Goats are tactical, not strategic. And the public is not supposed to know about this moist secret project, expect the SAS and CIA to come knocking.

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    Re: I think I can see Rob's house

    Quote Originally Posted by jdm
    Goats are tactical, not strategic.
    Indeed. My apologies for the incorrect term.
    Will they respond to nationalisation?
    I rather favour the nationalisation of everything today. Sheep like it. Cows appear non-committal. But I worry that goats might be a seedbed for insurrection.

    As I understand it, there are too many millions of acres of corn in the USA today to actually store, let alone convert to alcohol, so there may be a role for goats in eating the stuff as it rots on the ground, with the added prospect of tactical strike goat units.


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