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by Pluggy
22 Nov 2019, 19:22
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7514
Views: 328657

Re: POLITICS CORNER

An Oaf ?
by Pluggy
22 Nov 2019, 16:20
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 1252
Views: 93956

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

PR gets my vote, but compulsory voting flies in the face of democracy IMO.
by Pluggy
22 Nov 2019, 16:09
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7514
Views: 328657

Re: POLITICS CORNER

The Labour manfesto gets my vote, if they only manage to deliver 10% of what they're promising, it would still get my vote. They are definitely over promising what they are going to do and playing down the changes to pay for it but thats the nature of the beast we call politics. We've f*cked the pla...
by Pluggy
22 Nov 2019, 14:43
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4367
Views: 200906

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

This thread gets busier as time goes by. I'm making a visit to give you updates on my ailments. I'm still waiting to see a neurologist, I have an appointment at the end of February, my GP says she'll write to see if it can be pushed a bit. I have doubts about my ability to walk by then. Its still go...
by Pluggy
17 Nov 2019, 12:51
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5093
Views: 362310

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

I refer you to Panbiker's answer. Use the bulit in Windows 10 defender.
by Pluggy
15 Nov 2019, 19:36
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1321
Views: 95466

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

Heres a little something I came across today that is pertinent to this thread on several levels. This is a capture of a youtube video : https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/19350/source Watching it I came across this bit and I immediately thought Stanley and the Bancroft engine....
by Pluggy
03 Nov 2019, 10:14
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1321
Views: 95466

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

I;ll put it the box marked unfounded magical claims with all the rest Stanley, :extrawink:

Just for my interest, what pressure was Bancrofts boiler(s) set to while it was still weaving ?
by Pluggy
02 Nov 2019, 12:36
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1321
Views: 95466

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

Sorry Stanley, you're going to need to provide sources, I've been screwed over by unfounded assertions once too often. Bancroft being the last mill to close is a very weak argument, the cost of generating power in a mill is pretty insignificant along side the wages bill. Their business model worked....
by Pluggy
01 Nov 2019, 16:49
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1321
Views: 95466

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

They seemed to quieten down a bit when I pointed out that these old engines are still more efficient in terms of energy use over Grid based electricity because of the enormous losses in transmission. You're wrong by my sources. Grid transmission losses are about 8% on average in the UK https://publ...
by Pluggy
01 Nov 2019, 15:45
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10857
Views: 454859

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Something medieval and torture related perhaps ? :biggrin2:
by Pluggy
23 Oct 2019, 13:46
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1321
Views: 95466

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

"Quite enjoying my 'enforced' retirement." I think that could be the key Pluggy and you have found it. As you know,I stopped driving and walking any longer than 30 minutes at a time. Notice that I 'stopped', I don't regard it as 'giving up' but a welcome respite from things that had become a burden...
by Pluggy
22 Oct 2019, 14:40
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: Landline Telephones
Replies: 19
Views: 360

Re: Landline Telephones

The only thing keeping the landline going is that in many/most parts of the world and certainly in Britain, is that getting reasonably fast & cost effective internet is dependant on old school landlines. My daughter for one and I'm pretty certain she isn't the only one has a land line and has never ...
by Pluggy
21 Oct 2019, 07:45
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1321
Views: 95466

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

Stock answer Stanley, "struggling on". As I've already said, I gave up driving in July, I've had Occupational therapy round and discussed things, They put some grab rails in the bathroom to aid me. I have an appointment with a neurologist at Airedale in February (makes me think they've written me of...
by Pluggy
20 Oct 2019, 15:43
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1321
Views: 95466

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

Make your own :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vy1oAeBxJ4A

One wonders why they invoke rocket science and spend king's ransoms improving Lithium Ion batteries. :biggrin2:
by Pluggy
20 Oct 2019, 14:38
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1321
Views: 95466

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

Its effectively a primary cell, it produces a large amount of power and when it expires you replace it. It can be recycled to produce new batteries. You can't just plug it in at home or at a super charger some where, you take it out and replace it. (or at least replace the anodes which is what is ea...
by Pluggy
19 Oct 2019, 10:22
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: LIGHTS IN THE SKY 2013
Replies: 538
Views: 33977

Re: LIGHTS IN THE SKY 2013

Where would OGFB be without the annual moaning about consumer excess ? :biggrin2:
by Pluggy
13 Oct 2019, 18:11
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5093
Views: 362310

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

You could try resetting or refreshing Firefox. On the 3 bars menu button top right, click help, and troubleshooting information, brings up a screen which inclides a button to Refresh firefox.

Are you searching google from the URL box or from the Google page ? Does it make a difference ?
by Pluggy
06 Oct 2019, 11:47
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10813
Views: 514282

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

My Blackburn grandma was a serial flitter. Whenever she saw a better house to rent she got it immediately. My dad said he was never sure whether at the end of the school day he would be going home to the right house. We're at the other end of the scale, we've lived at the same address for going on ...
by Pluggy
28 Aug 2019, 10:12
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1321
Views: 95466

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

Stanley wrote:
28 Aug 2019, 04:06
fake religion
Superfluous qualifier IMO.
by Pluggy
27 Aug 2019, 18:13
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1321
Views: 95466

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

Listening to unfounded assertions got me trapped in religion for longer than I care to remember. So I make a habit of checking stuff. Social media is a cesspit of utter crap, I pour scorn on the tabloids for not being reliable sources, Facebook , Twitter and ilk are a couple of orders of magnitude w...
by Pluggy
27 Aug 2019, 17:08
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1321
Views: 95466

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

It would appear that BP put them in at no cost to the lccal authority and people who use them to charge their vehicles pay for the electric. https://bpchargemaster.com/local-authority-offer/ https://bpchargemaster.com/polar/ Unless you have a source that says otherwise ? The writing is clearly on th...
by Pluggy
26 Aug 2019, 15:31
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1543
Views: 110874

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

Back in the days when we had a mining industry, similar tremors were caused on a regular basis by mining operations and nobody batted an eyelid. I doubt any one in say San Francisco would care unless it was above about 6.0 .
by Pluggy
21 Aug 2019, 11:34
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4367
Views: 200906

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Its only a fluke in our genes that allows us to process milk as adults in the first place. Half the humans in the world are lactose intolerant. Thats the normal state of affairs for mammals that are done weaning.
by Pluggy
15 Aug 2019, 14:43
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5093
Views: 362310

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

I built the FM 3 in 2013 Stanley. Had a couple of upgrades since. The 2013 I7 processor is still in high end I3 / low end I5 desktop territory today. It is still faster than almost all laptops in 2019. Its certainly faster than anything in my collection of computers. I'd deny big kev a bit longer ye...
by Pluggy
14 Aug 2019, 09:49
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5093
Views: 362310

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

I don't have an iron grip on OGFB, Ian has already taken over the day to day maintenance and encouraging donations etc and just pays me to keep the hosting going. Anyone who thinks they can do a better job is more than welcome to take over and do it any way they want. Indeed and nothing is cast in ...

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