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by Pluggy
29 Sep 2020, 13:00
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2555
Views: 166447

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

Pity nukes are about the most expensive power available.So much for the early assertions that nuclear power will be "too cheap to meter".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Too_cheap_to_meter
by Pluggy
28 Sep 2020, 12:04
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2555
Views: 166447

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

Nuclear power is the safest form of energy bar none includiing the deaths caused by nuclear accidents, the big ones and the hundredd of minor ones.. Renewables fare quite well including developed word hydro. A couple of major dam collapses in China and Africa which have killed hundreds of thousands ...
by Pluggy
26 Sep 2020, 12:37
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 5123
Views: 215021

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

As China as prompted me. Still degenerating but just hanging on to being able to walk. Exercise gives me pain especially at night so its stacked against me. Just this morning I got an appointment through to see my neurologist on the 13th October at Airedale which is encouraging - maybe I'll get a na...
by Pluggy
25 Sep 2020, 10:23
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 5123
Views: 215021

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

I'd recommend watching a few Louis Rossman videos on youtube. https://www.youtube.com/results?search_ ... s+rossmann . He'll soon talk you out of buying Apple products :biggrin2:
by Pluggy
23 Sep 2020, 11:05
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Site Outage 19th - 22nd September
Replies: 43
Views: 259

Re: Site Outage 19th - 22nd September

Tripps wrote: 23 Sep 2020, 10:48 Thanks for that - I'll know for next time. :smile:
It makes no odds,its still goes through paypal and is still subject to the fees. IIt just removes the need for an actual Paypal account.
by Pluggy
25 Jul 2020, 11:58
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: Mobile Phones
Replies: 657
Views: 48959

Re: Mobile Phones

I have a Friedland 1amp transformer you can have if you want to play with it. It has 3 voltage outputs, 3, 5 and 8. 20200701_132750.jpg I did get it going after contacting its owner and she deregistered it. I'm trialling using its internal batteries and without committing my self to screwing it dow...
by Pluggy
24 Jul 2020, 12:09
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: Mobile Phones
Replies: 657
Views: 48959

Re: Mobile Phones

A tad off topic but it is Mobile phone related. I got a Ring Video doorbell https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/smart-tech/smart-tech/smart-home/smart-security-and-cctv/ring-video-doorbell-satin-nickel-10145936-pdt.html given. Pretty swish still as new in its box with all the bumf. As with all such tat, y...
by Pluggy
21 Jul 2020, 18:37
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: Mobile Phones
Replies: 657
Views: 48959

Re: Mobile Phones

The bluetooth connection iis free, its nothing to do with the phones mobile connection. if you make a call its just the 1p a minute. irrespective of whether tho use it on the phone directly or via bluetooth.
by Pluggy
08 Jul 2020, 09:48
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: Mobile Phones
Replies: 657
Views: 48959

Re: Mobile Phones

Hmmm, it does say a £10 top up is for 120 days, it looks like it accumulates whats left of the 120 days if you top up before. OK it'll accumulate £70 in around 3 years I have been known to burn £10 in a few days when on holiday.
by Pluggy
08 Jul 2020, 09:28
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: Mobile Phones
Replies: 657
Views: 48959

Re: Mobile Phones

It would take a long time to accumulate £70 credit on 1p mobile. Mine last topped itself up last month and it says the mext top up is due in February 2022. Assuming I don;t burn the credit before then. Ar rhant rate it wouldn't cost more than £70 in ten years. I typically burn £10 in around 4 months...
by Pluggy
06 Jul 2020, 18:33
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5426
Views: 371582

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Not to mention the convenience of an in house or beyond intercom, a music system and a google fact checker without getting a phone or computer out........
by Pluggy
06 Jul 2020, 18:24
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 5123
Views: 215021

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

After waiting for covid19 since February, I got an appointment with a neurophysiology doctor this coming Saturday at Airedale..... Maybe I'll find out why I'm turning disabled.........
by Pluggy
06 Jul 2020, 17:46
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5426
Views: 371582

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

After vowing I would never succumb to having she whose name shall never be spoken (Amazon Alexa) I gave in. For someone who is now effectively disabled, its a boon, I don't care is I'm giving big data all my secrets. I've ordered more so she can be in most rooms. I can call for help if I fall in the...
by Pluggy
04 Jul 2020, 11:36
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13033
Views: 482722

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Google image search told me but thats cheating...... :biggrin2:
by Pluggy
23 Jun 2020, 16:06
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13033
Views: 482722

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

by Pluggy
22 Jun 2020, 13:12
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5426
Views: 371582

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

I got the free router, its very decent, 5GHz wifi, all mod cons, range is at least as good as the one it replaced, Its a Technicolor DWA0120. I live in an old terraced house with the usual brick interior walls and thick solid stone walls. I get a signal in the garden. https://www.broadbandbuyer.com/...
by Pluggy
21 Jun 2020, 13:25
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 12133
Views: 537621

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

According to google it was yesterday. 22:43 last night.
by Pluggy
21 Jun 2020, 12:31
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5426
Views: 371582

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

It is. I've used their mobile for years.
by Pluggy
20 Jun 2020, 17:56
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5426
Views: 371582

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Heres who I signed up with last month: https://www.1pbroadband.com/ Fibre broadnand (up to 40 down, 10 up - I get 37 down 9 up )£20 a month. Including Line rental No contract, Caveats, £30 to join Calls are 1p a minute + 10p call connection.- a tad pricey if you make a lot of calls. Leave when you w...
by Pluggy
10 Jun 2020, 10:33
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2555
Views: 166447

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

No they are already cabled, its just tweaking the software on the inverter to work with out of phase AC on the grid rather than the DC coming from the panels in daylight. In the interest of citing sources the youtube video is here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONp8dismI-Q
by Pluggy
10 Jun 2020, 09:47
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2555
Views: 166447

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

Anyone remember the orange knob of the apocalypses (thanks Big Kev) tirade "Trunp digs coal" a while back ?. It sound very hollow now because America is going don the same road we are with renewables. Even the much trumpeted cheap fracking natural gas can't compete with free wind and solar. Nuclear ...
by Pluggy
08 Jun 2020, 09:23
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5426
Views: 371582

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

II got the same message regarding oneguyfrombarlick.uk also with Ionos, I ignored it.
by Pluggy
07 Jun 2020, 13:25
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1492
Views: 100938

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

I came across that video last week. I dismissed it as a waste of time. Barely enough power to charge a mobile phone and only when its raining ... The solar panels will at least run the heat pump when the sun is shining.
by Pluggy
05 Jun 2020, 12:14
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1492
Views: 100938

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

Somebody rattled my cage regarding heat pumps. My understanding is that the RHI (renewable heat incentive) government system isn't available for hybrid heating systems. It depends on an inspection of your premises where they evaluate the insulation and estimate how much heat you will need to keep th...

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