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Harpur Hill

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  1. The ultimate Big Brother. Will it be able to tell if you are down in the dumps?
  2. This insistence on identification/prove who you are really irritates me, I have to go through all sorts of hoops to satisfy a junior clerk (yes, I know it's not his/her fault) but the rogues don't care, they have a work around for every eventuality.
  3. My pleasure, I can get lost in that link for hours.
  4. Yes, but . . . https://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/under-your-hat.html
  5. These people may be able to help . . . http://forums.pepipoo.com/
  6. Yes, however the offense is 'exceeding the speed limit': the penalty is dependent on the amount of the excess speed over the limit so the area in which the over-speed was made could seriously affect the penalty. Driver course, fixed penalty or ban.
  7. As a beer drinker I thought you may be interested in this place. The range of beers in the MoK is impressive, bottled & draught, I've spent many happy hours in there. https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g47920-d820689-Reviews-Man_of_Kent_Tavern_Cafe-Hoosick_Falls_New_York.html#photos;aggregationId=101&albumid=101&filter=7&ff=218406412 HH
  8. Thank you all for your helpful input. 203 it will be. Cheers HH
  9. Thank you for the info, however:- " Currently unavailable. We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock". Thanks for the recommendation and the caution re 'E' designation duly noted.
  10. Did you know that there are no canaries in the Canary Islands? And the same thing applies to the Virgin Islands. There are no canaries there either. I can't remember how to write 1. 1000, 51, 6 and 500 in Roman numerals. I M LIVID HH Oops, sorry this should have gone into the Joke Thread. Operator error.
  11. My very old test meter has, sadly, finally expired and I need a replacement. Regrettably, my boating days are done but I would like a multi-function device for general use around the house/workshop/car. I have done a forum and other searches and come up with the following three possibles:- UNI-T UT210E True RMS AC/DC Current Mini Clamp Meters w/ Capacitance Tester: Amazon.co.uk: Amazon.co.uk: Digital Clamp Meter TRMS Auto Ranging 5999 Counts Multimeter with Alligator Clip Batteries And Bag Multi Tester with Light for Voltage Current Resistance Capacitance Frequency Temperature Diode Test: Amazon.co.uk: DIY & Tools UNI-T UT203 400-600A Digital Clamp Meter: Amazon.co.uk: Welcome Does anyone have experience of the above or a recommendation? (or contra-indications even) Thanks HH
  12. Time flies like an arrow Fruit flies like a banana
  13. I too used work for the NHS. At one point I became responsible, amongst other things, for a revenue budget of £73M, at my annual review I had under-spent by £8K. I was very pleased. My boss gave me a hard time saying I should have overspent to help the case for a larger budget next year. To no avail did I argue that I did not need a bigger budget. After being told I was being reorganised (along with several others) for the fourth time in five years I retired. I was then asked if I would come back for three days per week. No chance. HH
  14. I well remember doing this in my canal restoration days (1970's) I didn't mind so much scraping out the shrubbery but got really 'fed up' then having to redo the pointing - an 'orrible job. I still have the hawk I used to use. HH
  15. Why is acid always added to water, and not the reverse? A large amount of heat is released when strong acids are mixed with water. Adding more acid releases more heat. If you add water to acid, you form an extremely concentrated solution of acid initially. So much heat is released that the solution may boil very violently, splashing concentrated acid out of the container! If you add acid to water, the solution that forms is very dilute and the small amount of heat released is not enough to vaporize and spatter it. So Always Add Acid to water, and never the reverse. Author: Fred Senese senese@antoine.frostburg.edu
  16. Thought the electrical types on here may be interested in this - https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/07/giant-batteries-and-cheap-solar-power-are-shoving-fossil-fuels-grid HH
  17. Aye, the joys of advancing years... But don't forget - Thrifty to fifty then spend to the end.
  18. Ever find yourself in a room in the house having no idea why you're there? There's nothing wrong, it's just nature's way of making sure you get enough exercise as you get older. HH
  19. Thank you for that information.
  20. Where is this 7 - 10% available, please.
  21. Though not 'boaty' these folk may be able to help. https://www.woolies-trim.co.uk/category/337/seals
  22. When Titian was grinding rose madder His model was posed on a ladder Her position to Titian suggested coition So he climbed up the ladder and 'ad 'er.
  23. Many years ago, when I was young I had a 105E Anglia, over a few days the oil warning light started to flicker & then came on full time. Received wisdom from my friends that knew about these things was that it was merely the sender. I bought & fitted a new sender & all was well for about a week, then one morning on my way to work the oil light came on and shortly after the engine began making the most awful screeching noises. I had to be towed home! On taking the thing to bits I found the big end bearings hammered flat & the actual bearing metal melted in places. The crankshaft didn't seem too bad so new bearings were fitted, the engine reassembled and all was well. Some weeks later the oil light came on again whilst on holiday and a long way from home, this time I went direct to a garage where they told me the oil pump had expired. Just sayin' like, be careful! HH
  24. I'd been with Midland Bank (HSBC) since 1968 until they closed my local branch earlier this year. I transferred to the only other local option, Nat West, they closed 3 months later! I now have to travel 10 miles to the next town where HSBC & Nat West are on opposite corners. Had I known I could have saved my self the not inconsiderable hassle of changing. HH
  25. In the days of yore when ale was sold direct from the barrel behind the bar it was cooled by draping a wet towel over the barrel. If the ale was not ready to drink the barmaid would say "Sorry the towel's on". That expression is still used when you can't get a pint, thought usually now due to the bar closing.
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