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by Whyperion
06 Dec 2019, 20:21
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 2109
Views: 151914

Re: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!

I used the link from a genuine email from tvlicencing, the browser redirected to the licenceplus website. They are a service reseller who charge a fee for what is a free service. I put it down to my stupidity at the time made even worse by the fact that I do this stuff for a living... Got hold of t...
by Whyperion
05 Dec 2019, 21:02
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1321
Views: 95469

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

There was a thought that Water has a less natural flow than oil and the cost of pumps was high. Storage aside, a logical movement within the UK is the canal system. But I was thinking more in places like India and from Europe to Africa. You probably only need to move a marginal amount and not a larg...
by Whyperion
05 Dec 2019, 20:51
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7528
Views: 328785

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Plaques - It might be some kind of thinking about over-crowding and/or under occupation. Is the 3330 New Dwellings a Net amount or uplift on existing? It is possible there will be more households of 3persons or less, and less of 4persons or more, so this would give a need for more dwellings for fewe...
by Whyperion
04 Dec 2019, 18:15
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1321
Views: 95469

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

India Probably does not need coal. (other than for industrial processes - can they be fuelled by other means ?) CO2 wise its probably offsetable, but India has other pollution problems. XR Behavioural Change - Any Idea for Quick Wins ? Personally I think it is easier to attempt to protect the rainfo...
by Whyperion
04 Dec 2019, 14:37
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7528
Views: 328785

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Thinking as a What If question- If Blair had remained as Labour Party Leader( Iran.Iraq etc aside ), would labour have stood more of a probability of extra seats at this election (indeed would there have been more labour at the past three elections ?)
by Whyperion
04 Dec 2019, 14:20
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WE ARE WHAT WE EAT
Replies: 1419
Views: 110801

Re: WE ARE WHAT WE EAT

I found THIS report on the sugar content of popular chocolate drinks shocking. 23 spoonfuls to a cup in some cases. That's more than my total annual added sugar consumption. In fact it's possibly two years worth. One wonders what planet the consumers are on! I think the sugar industry is hiding beh...
by Whyperion
04 Dec 2019, 14:14
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10821
Views: 514402

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Dont know if personal alarm systems have made it to app level on phones (useless really for me - I refuse to get any apps from google or apple and there are no other (?) vendor platforms - that would be something if govt provided I would use) - although depends on phone undamaged working and battery...
by Whyperion
29 Nov 2019, 00:10
Forum: Crafts
Topic: Shed Matters 3
Replies: 465
Views: 17393

Re: Shed Matters 3

Most of this is beyond my time level and skill, but I wonder, there is (well there are many, ) CAD programs, cheap like Sketch-Up, it might be of interest to design castings and get a local? casting company to do them, it would be cheaper presumably to the businesses that would put a mark up on thei...
by Whyperion
29 Nov 2019, 00:06
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7528
Views: 328785

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Have a listen to the vox pops on todays R4 World At One, I am distressed by the economic illteracy of supposedly educated people when it comes to understanding how or where funding for many labour policies would come from ( woman stating that having read tory manifesto as they would spend less than ...
by Whyperion
28 Nov 2019, 23:47
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7528
Views: 328785

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Would you place a new firm in Colne on this recommendation? Simply, you would not , it is in the middle of everywhere, yet in the middle of nowhere. Supposedly the Mills and Ironworks were in Burnley, the Managers in Nelson and the Owners in Colne especially that bit up to Trawden and Keighley. Col...
by Whyperion
26 Nov 2019, 18:46
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: STATE PENSION
Replies: 152
Views: 25121

Re: STATE PENSION

Whenever there is talk of re-nationalising the monopoly gravy trains, snouts are lifted from the trough telling us how much the Pension funds will suffer. An admission that while services are on the decline there's still rich pickings to be had. Privately run pension funds are there to maximise inv...
by Whyperion
26 Nov 2019, 18:43
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4174
Views: 271846

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

There appears to be more acceptance , indeed promotion of, regional accents, in some programmes there has been the use of subtitles from North East, Brummie , Mancunian/Scouse and West Country accents ( I dont know why- I can follow most where common English words are used - some words which may be ...
by Whyperion
26 Nov 2019, 18:36
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3498
Views: 180765

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

Nice to know I am not alone! In days gone by the racks weren't just used for clothes. They were essential for drying 'hard', the flat oval oatcakes baked on the backstone. There were many names for them, I think one was 'flead'. I once heard a rhyme. "Cat sat on the rannel boak eating musty bannock...
by Whyperion
26 Nov 2019, 18:30
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 1323
Views: 36103

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

SW London remains warm and wet Council and similar workers are cleaning the bulk of the autumn leaves though many trees retain a proportion of theirs - we have not had significant sustained high winds this year - grass is growing (it does when it is about 10deg C), but colder weather is forecast for...
by Whyperion
26 Nov 2019, 18:23
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7528
Views: 328785

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I tend to agree that talking about traffic congestion in Colne is small beer compared to the Brexit fiasco where everything could disappear down the plug hole. But at a local level Pendle has been dying on its feet for 40 years and more. The population is stagnant with young people leaving the area...
by Whyperion
26 Nov 2019, 18:17
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7528
Views: 328785

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Couple of bits going around twitter, one is present forecast based on opinion polling of Tory on 408 seats with about 43% of the vote. LD up a bit for number of seats and Lab Significantly down. again leaving Brexit aside, Labour appear to be getting hit on the anti-semitism (which may be real or so...
by Whyperion
24 Nov 2019, 20:19
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1321
Views: 95469

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

I think the river fed from mountain glaciers might be losing some flow from warming temperatures, but it is probably more human demand from rising population that is doing the most damage in most river flow (as opposed to lake shrinkage) situations
by Whyperion
24 Nov 2019, 20:12
Forum: Stanley's View
Topic: SAFETY MATTERS
Replies: 1
Views: 62

Re: SAFETY MATTERS

While strictly car drivers must give way to pedestrians on crossings, or intending to cross, many modern cars have a tint to the windscreen and poor visibilty can mean pedestrians are not clearly visible, same applies to window pillars, these cover both pedestrians and the bollards so if you are not...
by Whyperion
24 Nov 2019, 20:07
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7528
Views: 328785

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Couple of extra bits in the tory manifesto Nursing Numbers - Nursing Training Grants are being reintroduced. Some 50,000 over existing NHS Nurses numbers should be in place eventually - mix of recruitment from overseas, new trained ones and retaining or re-hiring those that have left. Climate Change...
by Whyperion
24 Nov 2019, 00:57
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1733
Views: 106587

Re: GOOD TV

The BBC Reports key items in the Tory Manifesto set for Launch Sometime today. (summarised slightly ) Brexit aside, whats not to like (more interestingly what is not said?) a commitment to a "triple tax lock" - a promise that the rates of income tax, national insurance and VAT would not rise under a...
by Whyperion
23 Nov 2019, 23:11
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1321
Views: 95469

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

In about 1981 I mused that China measured in GDP per head would only expand - presumably done at effective deficit financing and riding roughshod over its populace, as a consquence would be pollution beyond imagination (I only thought this would apply to Internal Combusion Cars - I sort of presumed ...
by Whyperion
23 Nov 2019, 23:08
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5094
Views: 362334

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Some people will love this, others will hate it... `Amazon gets closer to getting Alexa everywhere' LINK I use google for searches - maybe I should try something else, sometimes If I want USA results I get UK, sometimes its the other way round. I also get suggestions that dont have what I searched ...
by Whyperion
23 Nov 2019, 23:06
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4174
Views: 271846

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

Stanley wrote:
23 Nov 2019, 05:21
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It seems to be used now for storage.
If you get a chance to peek at what is actually (or was 5 years ago at least) in there it is quite interesting, still motoring related, but dont tell anyone.
by Whyperion
23 Nov 2019, 22:50
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1733
Views: 106587

Re: GOOD TV

Funny isn't it how tastes vary, can't get on with World on Fire, so much of it is at odds with my experience of those times. I didn't know you were at Dunkirk or in Poland in the early months of the war Stanley, I thought you were a little lad at the time. :smile: Is it American financed, I underst...
by Whyperion
23 Nov 2019, 22:39
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7528
Views: 328785

Re: POLITICS CORNER

One of the promises in the manifesto, to build 150,000 houses a year in the first 5 years of a Labour government has been getting a lot of flak 50's Super Mac and then Harold Wilson in the 60's built over 300,000 houses each year, That works out at 30,000 housing starts shall we say per year, say 6...

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