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Thundersquall

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    Bristol, England
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    Meteorology, walking (hiking), cricket and football.
  1. Need Help On The Site/forum?

    I'm not certain if this is due to how individual computers are set-up to save pictures, but I'm wondering if images of weather charts could always by default save as, for example, JPEG, GIF or PNG, rather than Bitmap. It would make sense, considering Bitmap images are not allowed in the forum posts due to their size. Ok, I can get around the problem by opening Paint and saving the Bitmap as, say, a JPEG, but this wastes time.
  2. Championship Discussion 2007-08

    I think Bristol City have a better chance of beating Hull City at Wembley than they would have had if Watford had won. I think it will be great for the city of Bristol to have a team in the Premiership and a team that could do quite well. But speaking as a Bristol Rovers fan it will not be so good to have a gulf of two divisions between the two clubs for the first time ever. However I am relishing the potential opportunity of meeting our Premiership neighbours!
  3. Make us laugh

    Boris Johnson was elected Mayor of London. Unfortunately, this isn't a joke at all!
  4. Premiership Discussion 2007-08

    How Everton have managed to stay so high up in the Premiership table this season really baffles me, considering their frankly awful displays in the UEFA Cup matches against Mettalist Karthik. Ok, they won it 4-3 on aggregate overall, but Metallist Karthik were all over Everton at the Metallist Stadium. The first leg was even worse with Metallist Karthik looking better than Everton with just nine players on the pitch! How are they going to compete against the UEFA Cup's bigger sides? ANyway, back to the Premiership and Elano - what a signing by Manchester City! Two stunning goals scored on Sunday.
  5. Number Of Days Washed Out For Test Matches In Engl

    But 7 days of Test cricket washed out in year 1954 alone? Oh dear that's bad!
  6. 2006-07 Premiership Prediction League

    Think we all thought that would be the score! Shame Watford weren't better earlier on in the season.
  7. Need Help On The Site/forum?

    I would like to add a new topic (but not sure exactly where to place it) about this weekend's weather. I believe some exceptional warmth will be realised tomorrow and Sunday and with 80 F certainly a possibility I thought this merits a new topic, maybe in the "Spring discussion" section. I am thinking of a topic thus: "This weekend's weather .... could we top 80F?" Maybe there's a similar topic in other parts of the forum that I'm not aware of. If so please could you point me in the right direction. There is an "Earliest we'll reach 80F" topic but for me that's not really suitable for discussing this weekend. I thought I would check with you before starting a new topic unneccessarily.
  8. The Championship 2006-07

    I don't consider myself at all sexist when suggesting there are differences in stamina levels between men and women. Take the track events at the Olympic Games for example - the lap times are almost always quicker for men than women (or slower for women than men). The question is can a lineswoman reaonably be expected to keep up with the faster male footballers? If so then good for her!
  9. The severe winter of 1978-79

    I remember a very cold winter years ago in Histon, Cambridgeshire, when on one day the temperature didn't exceed -7C (19F). Could this have been during the winter of 1978/79?
  10. The Championship 2006-07

    This is disgraceful from Mike Newell. OK - I understand what he is trying to say - that a lineswoman really shouldn't be officiating in a men's football match (owing to the difference in stamina levels between men and women). But to say this: "She should not be here. I know that sounds sexist, but I am sexist, so I am not going to be anything other than that" is absolutely disgraceful! And yet another gaffe further on: "This is Championship football. It is not park football, so what are women doing here? It is tokenism, for the politically-correct idiots." He should get in trouble for saying stuff like this. It is rather like Ron Atkinson's racist comments when the studio microphone was left on and he didn't realise. "QPR defender Marcus Bignot, who used to manage the Birmingham women’s team, attacked Newell for his remarks." - I'm not surprised! Here's the QPR Report in full: http://qprreport.blogspot.com/
  11. Daytime Darkness: The Storms Of August 1981

    I remember a storm when I was in my final years at Junior School, which rumbled around the Mendip Hills for 12 hours so I guess this was the same storm. It just kept on raining between heavy and very heavy all morning. Another storm I remember was the one during late-May 1989. It had been a very warm to hot day. I was swimming in Cheddar Open-Air Swimming Pool, when I noticed large cumulus clouds just-about visible through the intense heat-haze. Things developed very rapidly during the following two hours in the evening. The storm started as a small storm then grew into a monster MCS that at one stage covered all of East Anglia, South East England, Central Southern England, the West Country, eventually extending across Devon and Cornwall. I think it gave Bristol an inch of rain in 15 minutes. Does anyone else recall this May storm?
  12. Need Help On The Site/forum?

    Please could the "ECMWF Chart Viewer" on "DataCentre" be updated, as it's currently showing 23rd & 24th July? Many thanks, Thundersquall.
  13. Need Help On The Site/forum?

    Why does a Security Alert appear whenever I click on 'Basic Radar'? This is what appears: "Information you exchange with this site cannot be viewed or changed by others. However, there is a problem with the site's security certificate." "! The security certificate was issued by a company you have not chosen to trust. View the certificate to determine whether you want to trust the certifying authority." "! The security certificate has expired or is not yet valid." "The security certificate has a valid name matching the name of the page you are trying to view." When I click on "View Certificate", this appears: "This certificate cannot be verified up to a trusted certification authority." It seems to happen on every computer I have used in the last several months.
  14. Need Help On The Site/forum?

    How do I get an 'emoticon' to appear by the Subject heading, as has occurred a few times? Many thanks - TS.
  15. Number Of Days Washed Out For Test Matches In Engl

    That must have been a bad year!
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