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    Should I have received my final order eMail already?

    Cough. The News Zombie would like a couple of words...NOOZ!...NOOZ! Apart from that, the canonical answer is that you will have news in Two Months™, not one.
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    Looking for help: U-Boot RAM Timings

    If you have not read the book, or seen the film 'Das Boot', I'd recommend it.
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    Absurdism corner

    That's ruff.
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    (Bad)Joke Appreciation Corner

    I think you missed an 'n' in defines. <sfx:Ricochet>
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    Absurdism corner

    The spilling chucker strokes again.
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    (Bad)Joke Appreciation Corner

    Why couldn't Wilhelm Furtwängler go out in thunderstorms?
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    Absurdism corner

    One can see the holes where the handles were fixed. It's a terrible location for a mortice lock. Trivial to break just by pushing the doors - you need bolts on the inside at the top and bottom on the opposite door to the one with the lock in it, which could indeed be there, as the picture...
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    Absurdism corner

    Where-house - where lost parcels go. Were-house - storage location that grows fur and fangs in each entrance when there is a full-moon
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    Absurdism corner

    That's just documented fraud in action. It just means that baking potatoes cost less per kilogram than watermelons at the self-service produce section. Someone has just documented their 'clever' idea.
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    War in Ukraine

    Could - yes. Practical - no. As you point out, you'd need anti-aircraft guns pretty much everywhere in Ukraine, and they would not be very effective, because the drones are small, and as a result of flying low, present a fleeting target - this was a problem for the British in WW II dealing with...
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    War in Ukraine

    I'm not sure about that: the Iranian Hesa Shaed 136/Russian Geran-2 drones are cheaper than the missiles the Ukrainians are using to shoot them down.
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    War in Ukraine

    The 'fog of war' is is both irritating and frustrating, but it is just normal journalistic uncertainty and/or inaccuracy amplified. We won't know anything approaching the truth until a couple of generations of historians have analysed things, and secret archives are opened up after an...
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    Not a volcano... but...

    Is there a link for donations? Given the thief has been identified, is there any means of getting the money back? I'm not familiar with the German justice system. In some places, you would be expected to have insurance, and to be able to claim on your insurance for the loss. In others, the...
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    Absurdism corner

    Well, it does have eight faces. xD
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    Absurdism corner

    In BS 1363-compliant sockets, the live and neutral openings (the socket is polarised) are protected by a shutter (clause 13.7.2 of BS 1363-2 requires that Europlugs will not open the shutters.(Wikipedia)) which only moves out of the way if the earth opening has a shaped pin inserted (There are...
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    Swiss Army Knive, the Pyra under the Sharp Tools

    Oh yes. A small marlinspike (marlspieker) would be very useful. My father had a folding knife (too big to be called a pen-knife) that incorporated one. Unfortunately gone now. It looked very similar to the illustration of the Seglermesser on the German Wikipedia page.
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    Swiss Army Knive, the Pyra under the Sharp Tools

    To be honest, the Victorinox corkscrew is pretty lousy - the dimeter is too small, so it tends to either rip a cylinder out of the cork, or make the cork disintegrate completely. I wish they used a version of the Twin Blade Corkscrew (Bilame or Ah-So), although I suspect it would be difficult to...
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    Could the pandora / pyra / or next generation model be much thinner?

    Rejoice! Your vocabulary has been expanded. Ausgezeichnet!
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    Could the pandora / pyra / or next generation model be much thinner?

    I believe you mean pavement (UK English) or sidewalk (US English). The French word is trottoir, as is the German Trottoir, or Central and Rhine Franconian Trottwa.
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    Could the pandora / pyra / or next generation model be much thinner?

    Bigger pockets are cheaper, and easier to repair. Thinness is overrated, and means compromises on battery-size, and device repairability, maintainability, and upgradeability. Get thee behind me, Satan.
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