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bananabob

@bananabob@mastodon.nz

I have been involved in IT since the 1960s. A health crises brought that to an end in the 1990s. Now fully retired I produce and present radio shows which I provide free of charge for radio/web stations around the world. Main interest is the music of the 20th century. Also keen on old movies I find on You Tube. Love to read anything from cereal boxes to books.
I have been using #linux as a desktop since 1999. Started with #debian then #ubuntu now using #linuxmint and some #raspberrypi servers.

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bananabob, to NewZealand
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According to the media I see ram raids are down in numbers. Those boot camps are working already. 🫢

bananabob,
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@phil_stevens 🤣 🤣 🤣

JoeRess, to random
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Is 80 years really long enough for Europeans to forget how voting for nazis ends? The current political situation is a demonstration of a profound failure of education over decades.

bananabob,
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@JoeRess It is good that we can call on Putin to de-nazify Europe for us just as he is doing in Ukraine ---- Oh wait ..... 😭

bananabob, to conservative
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bananabob, to Health
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Coca-Cola, rosé wine, red wine and fifty shades of yellow – what the colour of your pee means

Red and yellow and pink and green – your urine can sing a rainbow too. You may be surprised to find out it can be purple and orange and blue. And a myriad of other unusual colours besides.

So your doctor is not always taking the piss.👩‍⚕️ 🧪

https://theconversation.com/coca-cola-rose-wine-red-wine-and-fifty-shades-of-yellow-what-the-colour-of-your-pee-means-231553

#TheConversation #Health #Urine

bananabob, to space
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bananabob, to NewZealand
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Do beneficiaries pay tax? https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/political/518815/do-beneficiaries-pay-tax

So if you think you were getting more money think again.

Another cruel blow.

bananabob, (edited ) to nz
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An interesting artice in the Listener about Livable Cities from Russel Brown. Behind a paywall but available from the Archive.

#TheListener #LiveableCities #Cycle #Bikes #NZ

EDIT: oops forgot the link
https://archive.ph/hWmrK

bananabob, to NewZealand
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Kāpiti Coast's last psychiatrist quits, as government fails to keep funding promise

The National Party's election manifesto included a commitment to increasing the number of psychiatric registrar places to 50 a year, up from 37 - but there was nothing in the Budget.

#YetAnotherBrokenPromise #NZPol #MentalHealth #KapitiCoast #NotFitToGovern

https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/518756/kapiti-coast-s-last-psychiatrist-quits-as-government-fails-to-keep-funding-promise

bananabob, to Birds
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New fossils show what Australia’s giant prehistoric ‘thunder birds’ looked like – and offer clues about how they died out

https://theconversation.com/new-fossils-show-what-australias-giant-prehistoric-thunder-birds-looked-like-and-offer-clues-about-how-they-died-out-221599

bananabob, to nz
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I just read a startling statistic.

New Zealand produce enough food to feed 40 million people yet 7% of New Zealanders go hungry.

#NZ #Wrong

bananabob,
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@phil_stevens I think if you are hungry that would be a perfect menu

bananabob,
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@phil_stevens NZ exports whole meat carcasses I know I have seen them. Also exported is fruit, veg, cheese, milk, butter. I think that there is a way to make a meal out of that lot that is more appetizing than your suggestion.

I got it wrong anyway. I should have said it was 2 statistics, not 1.

https://www.stats.govt.nz/news/food-exports-increase-in-2022

paulhellyer, to random
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I had baked beans on toast for dinner tonight. It was/(they were?) delicious. Very delicious. Sometimes the old favourites - mine anyway- just hit the right spot. In my university days I would eat spaghetti on toast an awful lot. Can't quite bring myself to buy Wattie's tinned spaghetti these days, but somehow baked beans seem ok.

bananabob,
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@paulhellyer You got to mix in some curry powder and sultanas. Yum!

bananabob,
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@sumisu3 @paulhellyer That sounds nice. Mind you I wouldn't want to share a room with someone who ate beans all the time. 😀

bananabob, (edited ) to random
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I saw this headline on Neighbourly and my mind went --- "I know he his old but not that old surely"

"King Charles 111’s Birthday Holiday"

Note to self read more carefully.

bananabob, to random
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We all know that washing machines and dryers transport socks to another universe, but I think our dishwasher has started sending teaspoons to the same destination. We had six to start with, but now we only have four.

If you have more teaspoons than you started with please set the correct cycle on your dishwasher and send them back.

paulhellyer, to Budapest
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Budapest, 1974. A happy whistle-blower with poor teeth :-). Actually a train conductor at the Újpest [New Pest] train station on the outskirts of the capital. We used to catch the train from there quite often but sadly, we didn’t seen many, if any, smiling conductors like this one.

Source: Fortepan [89466] / Urbán Tamás

#fortepan #Budapest #Újpest #train

bananabob,
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@paulhellyer The Hungarian Benny Hill 😀

bananabob, to Health
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DNA test, which takes seconds to collect, can detect men at high risk and spare others unnecessary treatment

Scientists have developed a spit test that could “turn the tide” on prostate cancer

https://www.theguardian.com/society/article/2024/jun/01/scientists-develop-cheap-and-quick-spit-test-for-prostate-cancer

#Health #Cancer #Prostate

bananabob, to nz
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This is the second year that our kakabeak has flowered and this year it has gone quite mad.

#NZ #Flowers #Blossom

Several kakabeak flowers hanging from a branch of the tree. The colours are a soft pink with a yellow tinge.

KiwiEV, to random
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Ohhhh THAT'S how it works.

bananabob,
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@KiwiEV That is ample information. Did you spot this on your walk ohm. (Boom! Boom!)

I am here all week.😀

You got me started now!

paulhellyer, to Budapest
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Budapest, 1960. The background to this photo isn’t entirely clear, but it is part of a fascinating series of photos from the Budapest Police’s criminal investigation department. My guess is that these three lads were caught with black market goods. They look so young - and more than a little scared.

Source: Fortepan [104046] / Budapest Capital Archives / Police Forensic Photos

#fortepan #Budapest #police

bananabob,
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@paulhellyer Yet another interesting photo. Thank you😀

bananabob,
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@paulhellyer I wonder what happened to these lads?

billbennett, to random
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It's going to be interesting if a high profile convicted felon wants to visit his golf clubs or hotels in countries where felons are routinely denied visas.

bananabob,
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@billbennett What about any State visits to said countries. That could be a real problem.

bananabob,
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@billbennett It's Friday afternoon - Give me a break please😭

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