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  1. 4 points
    Would you have asked a couple of chaps to go into that fast flowing river and cut the barrier simultaneously both sides of the boat so both sides gave way at the same moment so 12 ton of boat crashed down between them. Yes he has lost his pride and joy, maybe even a lot of money, but no one was injured or died
  2. 3 points
    Is 5 posts upthread on the same page classed as elsewhere now?
  3. 3 points
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  6. 3 points
    Of COURSE it does. I might read something I didn't want to read, but the only way to find out is to read it. Its an eternal conundrum to which there is no answer, and your trite comment about not reading something you don't want to read is a logical inconsistency. I spend a lot of time trying to see if the light goes out when I shut the fridge door too.
  7. 3 points
    Reopening this old thread and it's relation to the "Horseboat Hotels" operation run by Mike and Eva Baldey from Berkhamsted in the late 1960s and in the1970s. A shame that Mike Baldey (Junior) never seems to have posted the photos he talked about. However I have just been sent the following photos by Bill Rayner, who is brother to my sister-in-law, the widow of my late brother Pete. Both Pete and Ann were heavily involved with the "Horsebarge Hotel" for a while. The pictures are of the trip boat that was operated in the Berkhamsted area, the Ben Klibrech, the boat David Schweizer posted pictures of earlier in the thread. It is unusual to me, becauseI don't recall ever seeing the boat operatedwith 2 horses - something presumably only being done for show, as a single Shire is more than capable of towing a largely empty Thames barge! The Berkhamsted locations are mostly very recognisable, but it is remarkable to see no boats moored in what is now the "Waitrose pound", and usually pretty full of boats these days. These are from 1972 Above Broadwater Lock Approaching Bank Mill Lane Bridge Possibly Bottomside Lock ? Below Topside lock And finally two of my late brother Pete (in the cap), along with Bill Rayner (in the top hat) who has been kind enough to send these photos after all theseyeras, and allow me to post them here. Thank you Bill. Thse are from 1975, and I was given this description of the engine. "Eaton Bray steam rally on 28th, August 1975. The engine in the background is the one I used to help with. Bill Colebrook's Fowler AA6 18nhp ploughing engine No.13880, Reg.No. No 371."
  8. 2 points
    This appears to be our governments approach anyway, in that there is no advice given to anyone flying into the uk from anywhere. It's also interesting that while medical advice is not to go to your GP, it is illegal for a practice not to give appointments to those booking online, so you can't stop idiots doing it. The trouble with the "fascist" approach is that it can't be done. Viruses don't care about borders and if you have no symptoms you are free to travel. Plus, vast numbers of people now work on the gig basis, and if they don't work, they don't eat as well as losing the little job they have. Stir in people on benefits having them stopped if they miss appointments even for illness, and no-one is going to accept self quarantine for very long. Most people with it will probably think it's just a cold anyway. So, the only common sense action is to accept this is a mild infection, it's very contagious, it's out there and it can't be stopped. Anything else is daft. And probably avoid eating pangolins.
  9. 2 points
    That was EU safety regulations wasn't it?
  10. 2 points
    I recall Spain buying a Harrier VTOL during the early 70s During a naval review in front of Franco they landed it on their wooden decked WWII carrier. It didn't stop until it reached the bilges. Around that time they had a German U Boat they had confiscated 30 years previously after its crew scuttled it up a beach. It joined the Spanish Navy as its only submarine. During its new life it never once went back under, nobody was quite sure how it worked or was brave enough to give it a try. It just poddled around in circles on important days.
  11. 2 points
    Same as any large organisation. Amuses me the way peeps seem to think the person on the phone they got by chance ought to know everything about all CRT are doing, just on a phone call to one random member of staff.
  12. 2 points
    Well aren't you are the gifted one? I have to read a post in order to find out if I wanted to read it or not. You obviously have a different method. Do tell!
  13. 2 points
    Going for three-out-of-three... leaving the EU was a terrible idea.
  14. 2 points
    And you'll have nothing to go on. (Nurse. Fetch that man's coat!)
  15. 2 points
    Ironic really that implementing full road diesel duty on leisure boating means we will comply with the recent European Court judgement that the current split duty arrangement does not comply with European law, just as we embark on the process of abandoning the EU rules...
  16. 2 points
    We are out, Brexit exists, it's done and dusted one way or another, so pretty please can we all stop the infighting and bickering and not mention Brexit again ? Phil
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  18. 1 point
    Found elsewhere: "Hands up who's feeling a little bit panicked about #Coronavirus?? This should give a little perspective to anyone worried... Malta saw scenes of panic, right out of World War Z yesterday as people raided supermarkets in search of the final roll of toilet paper, and the last packet of Galletti. But I would like to take your time on this fine Thursday to bring to your attention, exactly what this virus represents in Numbers! After All, Numbers don’t lie. So, here it goes: 80,000 People are Sick with Coronavirus at the Moment of which 77,000 are in China. This means that if you are not from China than this should remove 96% of your worry. If you contract Coronavirus, this still is not a cause for alarm, because: 81% of the Cases are MILD 14% of the Cases are MODERATE and only 5% of the Cases are CRITICAL This means that if you do get the virus, you are most likely to recover from it. Some say, “imma this is worse than SARS! The world is ending!” – THIS.IS.A.LIE. SARS had a fatality rate of 10% while COVID-19 has a fatality rate of 2%! Moreover, looking at the ages of those who are dying of this virus, the death rate for the people UNDER 50 years of age is only 0.2%! This means that the majority of people actually recover! This means that if you are under 50 years of age, and not living in China, you are more likely to win the lottery which is a 1 in 45,000,000 chance! NOW, Let’s take one of the worst days so far – the 10th of February. Whilst we were enjoying our Public Holiday, 108 persons in CHINA died of Coronavirus. BUT, on the same day 26,283 people died of Cancer 24,641 people died of Heart Disease 4,300 people died of Diabetes and on that day, Suicide, unfortunately, took more lives than the virus did, by 28 times. Moreover, Mosquitoes kill 2,740 people every day, HUMANS kill 1,300 fellow humans every day and Snakes kill 137 people every day. One final thing which we would like to address is the Myth of the Mask. No, this is not the latest Indiana Jones instalment but a huge misconception. Basically, people who are not sick do not need to wear any mask. A mask is worn to contain germs, in case, those who are affected sneeze (which is the most common way of spreading the virus). The mask should be worn by those who feel that they might be sick. The mask carries germs on its outer part, and, if not changed frequently, then it might actually be one of the carrying vehicles of the germs!"
  19. 1 point
    I have always believed that Battersea was a perfect location for conversion to a nuclear power station and only a short distance to transmit the power.
  20. 1 point
    I am sure it is, it was more the self righteous entitlement that was put into every word that amused. I imagine at the time cold pressed organic rapeseed oil wasn't exactly common
  21. 1 point
    And people mocked Boris for going inside that fridge during the election campaign. I bet he knows if the light goes off when you close the door.
  22. 1 point
    I’ve emailed them before about their text being incorrect. They didn’t reply and they didn’t correct it.
  23. 1 point
    Not nearly often or long enough, judging by... Suspect poor charging regime resulting in heavily sulphated batteries which require replacement asap.
  24. 1 point
    But you said it was ten times as loud.
  25. 1 point
    I dont know the source but: "Hands up who's feeling a little bit panicked about #Coronavirus?? This should give a little perspective to anyone worried... Malta saw scenes of panic, right out of World War Z yesterday as people raided supermarkets in search of the final roll of toilet paper, and the last packet of Galletti. But I would like to take your time on this fine Thursday to bring to your attention, exactly what this virus represents in Numbers! After All, Numbers don’t lie. So, here it goes: 80,000 People are Sick with Coronavirus at the Moment of which 77,000 are in China. This means that if you are not from China than this should remove 96% of your worry. If you contract Coronavirus, this still is not a cause for alarm, because: 81% of the Cases are MILD 14% of the Cases are MODERATE and only 5% of the Cases are CRITICAL This means that if you do get the virus, you are most likely to recover from it. Some say, “imma this is worse than SARS! The world is ending!” – THIS.IS.A.LIE. SARS had a fatality rate of 10% while COVID-19 has a fatality rate of 2%! Moreover, looking at the ages of those who are dying of this virus, the death rate for the people UNDER 50 years of age is only 0.2%! This means that the majority of people actually recover! This means that if you are under 50 years of age, and not living in China, you are more likely to win the lottery which is a 1 in 45,000,000 chance! NOW, Let’s take one of the worst days so far – the 10th of February. Whilst we were enjoying our Public Holiday, 108 persons in CHINA died of Coronavirus. BUT, on the same day 26,283 people died of Cancer 24,641 people died of Heart Disease 4,300 people died of Diabetes and on that day, Suicide, unfortunately, took more lives than the virus did, by 28 times. Moreover, Mosquitoes kill 2,740 people every day, HUMANS kill 1,300 fellow humans every day and Snakes kill 137 people every day. One final thing which we would like to address is the Myth of the Mask. No, this is not the latest Indiana Jones instalment but a huge misconception. Basically, people who are not sick do not need to wear any mask. A mask is worn to contain germs, in case, those who are affected sneeze (which is the most common way of spreading the virus). The mask should be worn by those who feel that they might be sick. The mask carries germs on its outer part, and, if not changed frequently, then it might actually be one of the carrying vehicles of the germs!" On the mask - I think churchward has a point in that, if you wear a mask, you are less likely to touch your mouth/nose area soon after touching a contaminated surface, thus less likely to transfer the virus before it dies - so it may be worth wearing one, although not for the reasons most might think.
  26. 1 point
    I was not TELLING you or anybody what to discuss but merely requesting, Phil
  27. 1 point
    If you read everything then it doesn’t matter to you where it’s posted either does it??
  28. 1 point
    But that might just be connecting the main frame to the alternator casing, and not necessarily to the wiring.
  29. 1 point
    As diesel is what pushes the vast majority of boats around the system I’d say general boating was the idea place....if you don’t want to read it you can just scroll past...it’s not tricky...I’m sure some boater has posted a YouTube video on how to use the forum...there’s a video for every other simple task....
  30. 1 point
    That had been my suggestion, however the Mod in question disagreed. So is Brexit. So is the future of the EU. So is who is governing our country...
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  32. 1 point
    It would appear so, from Wikipedia: "In May 2013, Navantia announced that a serious weight imbalance design flaw had been identified which will delay the delivery of the first submarine to the Spanish Navy until possibly 2017.[15] Lengthening the submarine created additional buoyancy.[16] Navantia signed on the US company General Dynamics Electric Boat to help solve the excess weight.[17] In September 2014, the detected overweight was reported to have been resolved and the construction work to be ready to resume in late October 2014.[18] In November 2014, Navantia again reported having completed the redesign work to address the problem of overweight. In all, the hull will be lengthened by seven metres, and the displacement increased by 75 tons. As of January 2018, the intended delivery date of the first submarine is September 2022"
  33. 1 point
    Ok you want a detailed put down of Eugenics, so here goes. 1) To begin with the proponents of eugenics feel they have the right to set the standard of what the 'perfect' specimen should be, isn't it strange how that so called perfect specimen invariably matches their own. Nazis decided that 'Aryan' was the perfect specimen to aspire to, despite the fact that the entire human race can be traced back to homo sapiens from Africa, does it not seem odd that 'Black' never seems to feature in their definition of a 'perfect specimen'. 2) The health of the macro population is dependent upon having a wide gene pool to select from, When you start to narrow the gene pool as eugenicists would encourage, that is when you start to get a greater occurrence of deleterious recessive genes, why do you think that pedigree 'thoroughbred' dogs have far more genetic problems than the average crossbreed? When this is transposed to humans by 'selective breeding' (which is what eugenics is entirely to do with) you get the like of the Hapsburg lip and Porphyra. Why do you think that incest is widely discouraged? because you are breeding from a small gene pool. 3) And finally, and more brutally, to take a specific case study. David and Samantha Cameron would fall under the eugenicists heading as being of 'good breeding'. So how did they produce a 'damaged' child such as Ivan who died in childhood? In a eugenicist world that should have been impossible. If we accept the likelihood that it was as a result of a mutation, then there would exist the possibility that a couple of average intelligence might just as easily produce an offspring of genius standing, equally by mutation. So now I've told you why Eugenics is pseudo science, perhaps you'd care to tell us why it isn't?
  34. 1 point
    Yeah, but he would insist on fitting a side hatch at the same time and the sea would leak in. ................Dave
  35. 1 point
    Particularly when it’s in a thread outside of the Politics section.
  36. 1 point
    That's me told, then. Next time you try to sort out a tax cockup you've caused by putting a number in the wrong box you'll be praying for one of them. What you'll get is a call centre and a two hour line hold. By the way, what was your job again? I'd be interested to know, just to make sure you aren't some arrogant numb-brain with an overcompensating inferiority complex doing a job by numbers.
  37. 1 point
    Ssssh! or maybe, "hssssh"
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  39. 1 point
    Its between 90 seconds and 20 minutes depending on the ennvironmental conditions - see my post #406. I'm sure I've seen other post hyperlink to specific posts but can't figure out how to do it. Can anybody educate me please (or tell me I'm wrong and it can't be done)?
  40. 1 point
    No. 4G phone and 4G mifi/router The mifi is actual Three's home router which happily provides 40-50Mbps with a Three sim in it, so its nothing to do with the router, nor to do with the signal between router and phone..
  41. 1 point
    There are indeed two products called "Excel". Excel+ briquettes Manufacturer: Oxbow Coal B.V. at Newfield works, Bishop Auckland, County Durham a. comprise 65% to 70% petroleum coke and 25% anthracite (both by weight) together with a cold setting resin binder, hardener and low temperature stabiliser as to the remaining weight --- And --+ Aimcor Excel briquettes Manufacturer: Applied Industrial Materials UK Limited at Newfield, County Durham, or manufactured by Oxbow Carbon & Minerals UK Limited, Windsor House, Cornwall Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire a. comprise petroleum coke (as to approximately 60 to 75% of the total weight), low volatile coal and reactive coke (as to approximately 20 to 25% of the total weight) and [email protected] resin binder (as to the remaining weight) --- I believe the nasty smelling stuff was the Aimcor version. --- definitely room for some confusion there !!
  42. 1 point
    No need to boil first -- as said above effect is very similar to cooking in an oven but takes half the time, and uses a lot less energy than heating an oven up. Of course if you have an Aga already hot for heating the heat is "free"... 😉
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  44. 1 point
    translation: I can't (name five) so I'll flounce.
  45. 1 point
    Chevron’s headquarters in Westferry Circus are in the heart of Canary Wharf, near banks including HSBC, Citi and Barclays. Whenever you go out into a public environment you carry the risk of catching disease, the only solution is to take up the life of a hermit (as recommended by some posters on here). The guy coughing on the Underground, is he a smoker? or has he got drug resistant TB? who knows? Given the choice of contracting Coronavirus or drug resistant TB I might opt for the former (though I'd rather have neither). To give some perspective, 4,600 people contracted TB in the UK in the most recent year for which figures are available, unsurprisingly most of the deaths were those over 65.
  46. 1 point
    Why not contact Nick or Steve, they are always trying to improve it, they are working on an easier input system at the moment for start , finish, and via.
  47. 1 point
    I have named one close to my heart which is destined to cost the UK £millions if we remain tied to the club. That's all you are getting. I don't dance to your puppet strings.
  48. 1 point
    Flying abroad isn’t really a necessity....I think banning that would be a very sensible plan first.
  49. 1 point
    Until mum was told how unhealthy beef dripping was all our chips were cooked proper, I still remember the pan solid with dripping with the basket solid within it
  50. 1 point
    An excellent post from MtB. The first reaction from folks here is usually one of derision - it's NOT an attack on any questioner, but more a matter of 'here we go again' (as there have been many, many threads in the past and doubltless more co come), therefore don't be put off. My suggestions - If the existing water tank is sound - then rather than spend a lot of money on replaceing it how's about:- fitting a water filter at the kitchen sink to remove any nasties? Your body won't suffer if there are occasional bit of rust 'n stuff in your other domestic water uses. A composting loo is fiddly to use and maintain and you shoud be aware that there are - as yet- no or very, very few places where you can dispose of the waste - hence the points about carrying it around with you until it has properly composted. It is socially irresponsible if you just dump the liquid in the cut and the solids in a bin. More conventional camping loos at least have the facility to store the effluent in a container and you can purchase spares so that an accumulation of full ordure containers can be emptied later when you cruise by (I hope you will do some cruising...). If you want to rip the floor up, then consider a large plastic tank underneth the looand which goes down to the base plate for extra capacity (that's what I did for both our loos when I built the boat). I can never understand why folks make a fuss about pump-outs, when at the same time they are happy to used 'bucket and chuck it' sanitation.
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