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Dave Batt

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About Dave Batt

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  • Birthday 15/11/1956

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    Porthleven, far, far South West.
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    Mainly 1/48 scale WW2 aircraft,

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  1. More Pet Hates grumble grumble grumble

    Bit like "knurd", you mean? (Pratchett fans might get it.)

    If I was inclined to fantasise about this, I would happily drool over the thought of a "Black Flight" boxing to clear any Pup and Triplane sprues WNW might have hanging around. (I know, I know, back to the medications again . . .)
  3. More Pet Hates grumble grumble grumble

    Are we not fortunate that this sort of attitude is not widespread?
  4. Socially awkward

    Mad Steve, I think you've just explained what the Hard Sun series was all about . . .
  5. Jonathan Ross the Modeller

    Alas, I fear this character is going to be what the general public thinks a modeller is, rather than the one the modelling community hopes might be perceived as some sort of Messiah figure.
  6. TVs best characters

    Considering there's a thread running on general misanthropy, may I make the following suggestions? Doc Martin Endeavour Sherlock Holmes (as portrayed by Jeremy Brett, not the current dross.)
  7. Elon Musk For President Of The World!

    Exactly my concern. Have you ever read Jules Verne with stories like Clipper of the Clouds, 20,000 leagues . . , etc. He based the technology on this ground-breaking and mysterious (almost magical) force of "Electricity" but the question of where the stuff comes from is not touched upon. Now, I'm happy with that conundrum in a nineteenth-century work of science fiction, but in today's world it needs a bit more consideration.
  8. Socially awkward

    What so many seem to be describing is fundamentally agoraphobia, which is increasingly common. Think of the number of people who elect, for example, to opt for "Click and Collect" oe Home Delivery because they think their lives are "too full" to go shopping themselves. Speaking for myself I'm definitely socially awkward, but having attended more than a few of these "dealing with stress" workshops I have come to the conclusion that, contrary to the classic EastEnders break-up dialogue, "It's not me, it's you . . . .!"
  9. Elon Musk For President Of The World!

    Still not answering the question of where the electricity is supposed to come from. My PV is the largest installation a private owner can have, and assuming perfect summer weather it would still take more than two weeks to put one charge in a Tesla (and there'd be no 'leccy for my home use!).
  10. Most memorable film scenes..

    "The special effects"? Oh dear, where should we start? (I know what you mean, but consider things like 633 Squadron where we can see the C/L wires coming out of the wingtips in some scenes, or the separate parts of the Airfix kit in others. . .)
  11. Elon Musk For President Of The World!

    Elon Musk could certainly be a real life Jeff Tracy if he was so inclined. (Or the ultimate Bond villain, so we must all consider ourselves very lucky . . .) Just wish he would look into the most economic form of fuel-powered generators so these Tesla wondercars could charge themselves rather than depend on a National Grid that will not be able to cope.
  12. Black Panther

    Went to see this one last night. Certainly ticks every box in the Marvel superhero film requirements list save one. Where was the humour? Frankly, it became a bit tedious.
  13. More Pet Hates grumble grumble grumble

    Drivers who pull over to their right hand side of the road and stop at night, facing oncoming traffic, perhaps to pick up or drop off someone, but do not switch off their headlights.
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    I'll bet you that their most frequent topic of conversation is how bad-tempered everyone else seems to be these days . . .
  15. Heating the new man cave

    That's what I remember with the old ones which were timed through the E-7 meter. The new ones being advertised have built in timers and thermostats so seem to be an animal of a different breed, but may not be all they're cracked up to be.