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Mike the Boilerman

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  1. There's always one what? Oh, I see. Widebeam you mean...
  2. Where did you get THAT from?!!! I've heard that vodka does a similar job. Seems a waste to drink it now I know that...
  3. Yes, I have thought it through loosely and came to all those conclusions myself, particularly the need to wash one's hands caused by taking them off! But when hand washing facilities are not available, putting on pairs of disposable gloves every so often seems to me better than nothing, hence my conclusion they are broadly analogous to hand-washing. Not exactly the same, but still better than nothing. What do you think? Do disposable gloves have a part to play when going to the water point, or shopping, say? Or does the false sense of security they engender do more damage then the benefit?
  4. I likes trains. Loves training. Have done ever since I was a brat.
  5. It strikes me that wearing disposable gloves should be thought of as equivalent to washing one's hands. The level of protection they afford seems to me to be more or less equivalent.
  6. If some company I've never heard of makes a couple of quid out of selling the data about how I feel each morning or even where I've been, that is fine with me given primary use to which that data is being put. My data will contribute slightly in helping the whole human race get on top of this problem. I see it as churlish to be quibbling about ZOE.com also benefitting. Do you know for a fact they will be? What if they developed the app FOC? There are those in the world who are givers, and those who are takers...
  7. That all sounds a bit complicated for me...
  8. Oh my text only arrived this morning, about 5am. Not had no email yet. Mebbe he has lost my email address...
  9. That's interesting, an email? I only have a text, which is different. My text just says: "CORONAVIRUS ALERT New rules in force now: you must stay at home. More info & exemptions at gov.uk/coronavirus Stay at home. Protect the NHS. Save lives." I wish he would make up his mind....
  10. Yeah we had a 1 litre glass Kilner jar in our science lab nearly full of mercury, must have weighed about 30kg and we used to play about with it and the contents unsupervised at lunchtimes. Can you imagine dropping it!! That gauge must be slightly special given the price is 20 times that of a similarly styled run-of-the-mill 6 or 10 bar bourdon gauge. I also notice it also has a calibration screw in the face near the bottom, prolly for zero setting. The BSS man will prolly have a purple fit is he sees one of those permanently fitted to your gas system, especially is he is GSR...
  11. Blimey the knickers must have been real dirty then!!
  12. I suspect as the pressure is so very low (3.7kPa) that bourdon type gauges don't work, meaning the only low cost way to do it would be a manometer. Can you IMAGINE all the ways a manometer permanently connected could go wrong? Especially in the hands of someone clueless? Anyway your grill. Do you suspect low gas pressure reducing the flame size then? Its more likely an elderly thermocouple, change than first.
  13. Yes it is! What is hard to understand about stay at home unless you need to go shopping for food or medicines? Or another essential trip. Or unless you are going to work in an essential service. Or you work in a shop. But only food shops, post offices, newsagents, hardware stores etc etc. Or if your employer says you still have to come in to work anyway. But stay 2m away from anyone else! And don't touch anything anyone else has touched for three days. Simples! Hmmmm I'm beginning to see your point....
  14. I washed my boat once. Afterwards, I couldn't do a THING with it.....
  15. It probably has a cold water supply and drain connection instead though...
  16. I thought he was the bassist in "The Monkees"...
  17. I'm not sure what harm you think is gonna come to you from telling the app each day if you feel well, or not, even if the data IS sold on.
  18. That's fantastic of him. I suspect a suitable new bridge built to modern standards might cost a whole load more than £150k though, such is the way CRT and planning authorities like to gold plate everything these days,.
  19. We already have a vaccine, it is the testing of it that takes the time and is really hard to do it quickly. My shallow understanding of the three testing phases are as follows: Phase 1) The vaccine is given to fit and healthy peeps to see if there are any unacceptable side effects. Is we skipped this phase and gave a new vaccine directly to infected people, unanticipated side effects might kill them while not being fatal to fit people. Assuming good results, move on to phase 2. Phase 2) Vaccine given to a variety of ill people. Similar to above. Make sure ill people are not made more ill by receiving the vaccine. Phase 3) Statisticaslly test for the vaccine actually having a positive effect and stopping/reducing the virus. Pointless rolling it out if it doesn't have a beneficial effect. Each of these three phases takes about six months, apparently.
  20. Well good, tumble driers are half the problem where global warming is concerned. All that heat out the exhaust duct!
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