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by Pluggy
21 Oct 2019, 07:45
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1273
Views: 93506

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: 1273
Views: 93506

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: 1273
Views: 93506

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: 458
Views: 32238

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: 5016
Views: 356576

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: 10577
Views: 500351

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: 1273
Views: 93506

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: 1273
Views: 93506

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: 1273
Views: 93506

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: 1525
Views: 108995

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: 4222
Views: 194964

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: 5016
Views: 356576

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: 5016
Views: 356576

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 ...
by Pluggy
14 Aug 2019, 09:39
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5016
Views: 356576

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

With a more typical Pentium or Celeron, 4GB of ram and a hard drive expect 3 hours + That's the one I've got. The annoying thing was that there was no indication that this was a major update before you set off. Once in you are told 'this may take some time' and ' your computer will switch of and on...
by Pluggy
14 Aug 2019, 09:14
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5016
Views: 356576

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

VPS and AWS are just different ways of sharing a server multiple ways. Running just one operating system and and just sharing the hosting virtualisation (like we're doing now) is probably the best way to go. Or find a more expensive package where they don't put so many hosting packges per machine. B...
by Pluggy
14 Aug 2019, 08:49
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5016
Views: 356576

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

At least an i3 processor, 8GB of RAM and a SSD for windows 10. With that it will do a major feature update in about 20 - 25 minutes. With a more typical Pentium or Celeron especially an old one, 4GB or less of RAM and a hard drive expect 3 hours + Unless you're a long way behind , Win 10 will have u...
by Pluggy
13 Aug 2019, 14:34
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5016
Views: 356576

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

According to this site : https://www.ipneighbour.com/#/lookup/oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk We share our server with 110 other websites from all over Europe.. Care to hazard a guess who is guzzling resources. ? My old hosting I let go when I took over oneguy was a lot worse (about 400 +) I remember. I can...
by Pluggy
13 Aug 2019, 03:04
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5016
Views: 356576

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Insomnia strikes and as there have been questions about the performance of the site ib the wee small hours I thought I'd try it. Seems OK
by Pluggy
07 Aug 2019, 13:38
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2290
Views: 157999

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

i'd have to read my meters once a month ? :sad:

I've been with big evil EDF for over 10 years now, I'm a big better the devil you know man. I made it about £63 a year but I ain't doing the sums again. I'll stay put.
by Pluggy
07 Aug 2019, 11:44
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2290
Views: 157999

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

15.50p + 18.9p per day Electric
3.385p + 26.25p per day Gas

I'll live with the < 20p per day I'd save with Octopus. I give my granddaughter £1 for sweets and she looks at me like I short changed her.......
by Pluggy
07 Aug 2019, 10:54
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2290
Views: 157999

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

Got an email to submit my meter readings which I've done and EDF say they are reducing my Direct debit to £81 from £90 because I'm paying too much for my current energy use. Can't complain....... :biggrin2:
by Pluggy
07 Aug 2019, 10:39
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2290
Views: 157999

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

No plans for an internal airflow. I plan to use the existing CH system. Pretty much like the existing gas boiler. I was thinking something like this : https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/6kW-18kW-AIR-SOURCE-HEAT-PUMP-WATER-HEATERS-COOL-ENERGY/112931218697?var=413318587279&epid=23026965229&hash=item1a4b39a509...
by Pluggy
06 Aug 2019, 14:10
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2290
Views: 157999

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

Get over the smart meter phobia then it doesn't matter ? I've had them in to fit smart meters and I was turned down because of in insufficient room to fit the larger smart electric meter and the gas fittings were too inflexible to fit the larger smart gas meter. I've rectified the Electric meter sid...
by Pluggy
01 Aug 2019, 10:59
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4222
Views: 194964

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

I had my appointment with the Doctor. Referral to a neurologist, appointment for blood test and occupational therapist. Dr Jackson knew me and saw me stuggling in the waiting room. she didn't take any convincing that I had something serious and it had deteriorated. As the website said she hadn't hea...
by Pluggy
29 Jul 2019, 16:55
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2290
Views: 157999

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

My gas is about £12 for the last month, £3 for the gas £9 for the standing charge. Electric albeit with solar panels & battery storage £14 for the electric & £7 for the standing charge. Equalised over the year £90 a month....... The car (1200 Petrol Dacia Sandero) does 27 MPG at worst (all kicking a...

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