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by Pluggy
12 Feb 2012, 15:36
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2430
Views: 162730

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

The government and Pendle borough council are 2 entirely unrelated entities, the government encouraging renewable energy isn't on their radar. The conservation area bounds the old interesting bits of Barlick, Hey farm (Stanley's old stamping ground), The 3 story 18th century back to backs on Manches...
by Pluggy
11 Feb 2012, 19:49
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2430
Views: 162730

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

Just got a letter from Borough of Pendle regarding my lack of planning permission for my solar panels. Not aware I needed any (you don't normally) I did some research and found I'm in a conservation area enclosing the old interesting bits of Barlick. Arbitrary line on a map I think. I live in a humd...
by Pluggy
09 Feb 2012, 15:20
Forum: Seasons
Topic: SPRING 2012
Replies: 416
Views: 44964

Re: SPRING 2012

I'd rather have much seriously colder weather so water fell as snow, its utterly miserable outside in this heavy freezing rain. A couple of degrees warmer so the rain got rid of the snow would be nice too.
by Pluggy
08 Feb 2012, 16:19
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2430
Views: 162730

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

At the West Craven Area meeting, Neil watson said that there should be no flicker effect as it was more than twice the recommended distance from the properties and not within an arc (which I didn't fully comprehend). Maybe there is a wikipedia entry :geek: Presumably the arc of the shadow as it mov...
by Pluggy
05 Feb 2012, 15:05
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: Is it just me ....
Replies: 34
Views: 4425

Is it just me ....

or is the new site an order of magnitude busier than the old one ? On the old site I could go away for several hours and not much would have changed on my return. Here I come back after an hour away and theres a dozen new posts to look at. The infrastructure is a huge improvement, I don't think anyo...
by Pluggy
05 Feb 2012, 14:08
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2430
Views: 162730

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

Well Catty, I suppose it's a bit like not using pesticides in my garden so as not to wipe out the little bugs...but then the little bugs aren't responsible for lousy TV programmes, Ipads, BlackBerrys, mobile phones, bank bonuses, Fred Goodwin, Terry was-is-name the footballer, Adolf Hitler.... Got ...
by Pluggy
05 Feb 2012, 13:54
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2430
Views: 162730

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

Its pretty bright again now, but the panels aren't doing too well because they're covered in snow, stupid idea them being on the roof, where its difficult to brush them them off............. :laugh5: I see the some Tory MPs are rebelling against the FIT for wind turbines (slack news day). I read htt...
by Pluggy
05 Feb 2012, 13:19
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5236
Views: 365692

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

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They moved the reload button as well Tiz........
by Pluggy
04 Feb 2012, 08:17
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2430
Views: 162730

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

The delights of Solar PV panels after a cloudless day:
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Electricity meter at 08:00 yesterday morning
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At 08:00 this morning. We used -2 units yesterday........
by Pluggy
02 Feb 2012, 22:34
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5236
Views: 365692

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Tizer, the main nationwide page is usually very slow. I keep the secure site url handy because its normally very quick direct.

https://onlinebanking.nationwide.co.uk
by Pluggy
01 Feb 2012, 23:01
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5236
Views: 365692

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Kev, in the absence of Pluggy have you tried searching the Ubuntu forums ( http://ubuntuforums.org ) A question for those of you on Firefox. I'm using Firefox 9.0.1 on Ubuntu Linux and there was a big update to it a few days ago. Since then, when we connect to what should be secure web pages we no ...
by Pluggy
01 Feb 2012, 22:51
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5236
Views: 365692

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

A Linux question for Pluggy. I have a Compaq Presario V5000 Laptop with Ubuntu 11.04 on it and can't get the S-Video output to work. Video card is ATI Technologies Inc Radeon XPRESS 200M 5955 (PCIE). It uses the open source video driver that came with Ubuntu 11.04 I'd be grateful for any assistance...
by Pluggy
31 Jan 2012, 10:46
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2430
Views: 162730

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

Looks like I've been reading sceptic websites. This site http://info.cat.org.uk/questions/pv/what-energy-and-carbon-payback-time-pv-panels-uk suggests the energy payback for the manufacture of PV panels is only around 2.5 years in the UK. PV panels don't have a set life, they gradually lose efficien...
by Pluggy
29 Jan 2012, 20:47
Forum: Forums
Topic: Original Posting on Top Of Each Page
Replies: 9
Views: 2846

Re: Original Posting on Top Of Each Page

Don't bother for me, the original posting occurring at the head of each page was one of my pet hates on the old site. More often than not it was irrelevant because the thread had evolved or strayed from the original anyway. I visit several forums and I've never seen it elsewhere.
by Pluggy
27 Jan 2012, 08:27
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2430
Views: 162730

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

I have no regrets about the panels, but they are a financial investment, not a means of saving the planet.
by Pluggy
26 Jan 2012, 13:04
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2430
Views: 162730

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

The government is caught between the devil and the deep blue sea on FITs. At one side is fuel poverty or more specifically the 'green subsidy' element of everyones fuel bills and the PV industry on the other crying foul because they were trying to address the balance too harshly. The bottom line is ...
by Pluggy
25 Jan 2012, 15:24
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1390
Views: 97346

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

You must be reading some sceptic websites, the joint 2 warmest years on record are 2005 and 2010. 2011 was the 10th warmest on record globally and the 2nd warmest on record in the UK. http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2011/0112/Global-warming-waning-Hardly.-2010-was-tied-as-warmest-year-on-record...
by Pluggy
25 Jan 2012, 09:48
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5236
Views: 365692

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

I corrected them Stanley. Must keep Calluna Happy :lol: I ran into her on the way to the bank yesterday.
by Pluggy
25 Jan 2012, 09:30
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5236
Views: 365692

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Orange no longer appear as an LLU, so it not just Barlick that lost out, its every non 21CN exchange in the country.
by Pluggy
25 Jan 2012, 09:17
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5236
Views: 365692

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

According to 'Sam Knows' Barlick's 21CN upgrade has been put back to the end of March 2012.........
by Pluggy
25 Jan 2012, 06:56
Forum: Feedback
Topic: Minor glitches
Replies: 123
Views: 20982

Re: Minor glitches

Thanks for sorting those glitches Doc - I don't know how you manage to cope with us all, it must be like having a family of dozens of kids. Gloria, I hope you didn't mind me asking Doc to sort your witchy! It might be a sore subject Tiz and she might put a jinx on me as well as yourself, because wh...
by Pluggy
24 Jan 2012, 16:37
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: The Ultimate Dog Tease
Replies: 14
Views: 5220

Re: The Ultimate Dog Tease

Its a youtube video so you need Adobe Flash installing on your computer. If you're using Firefox you might have some addons that block Flash (its something of a can of worms security wise so the paranoid tend to block flash). If you can't view Youtube videos (or BBC iplayer or a million other things...
by Pluggy
24 Jan 2012, 12:28
Forum: Feedback
Topic: Minor glitches
Replies: 123
Views: 20982

Re: Minor glitches

Particularly since it was adamant I reduced mine in size (from 102 * 100) before it let me upload it...... ;)
by Pluggy
24 Jan 2012, 10:55
Forum: Seasons
Topic: SPRING 2012
Replies: 416
Views: 44964

Re: SPRING 2012

Hmmm, we were on Autumn into late November and now we're on Spring in January, I take it we don't like Winter ? :D
by Pluggy
24 Jan 2012, 10:47
Forum: General Discussions About The Site
Topic: Why I choose PHPBB3 Software for the site
Replies: 12
Views: 3934

Re: Why I choose PHPBB3 Software for the site

A recursive acronym so beloved of the Linux community. I love it. PHP Hypertext Protocol. I take it as its only £120 a year hosting its running on a lot less than a dedicated server. And the spell checker works, (It never did for me on the old site). It looks like a quality site now, something to be...

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