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General Discussion Area / Re: Electrickery musings...
« on: 15 October 2019, 04:50:08 »
I checked - Aldi..

Online only I think .. and I am so tempted  ;D

Getting a band saw is one I've been resisting for several years now even though I know I would find it useful.

When I got my air compressor at 20 off s later for all the air tools & impact sockets I've bought, where I just can't resist a 'tool bargain'. I've been collecting & building my tool set since I was 10 so it is a lifetime excellent bad habit & there are still lots of tempting tools I'm sure I really must have & I will find indispensable, even if I never use them! ::) :o :-[ :-X

General Discussion Area / Re: Electrickery musings...
« on: 15 October 2019, 04:29:54 »
Said it before and I'll say it again: Last time I got charged for battery was in the 1980's.

FTFY ::) ::) ::)

The Benn Act forces Boris Johnson through threats and coercion to ask for an Article 50 extension with him being threatened with court action, possible contempt proceedings and jail, where he has said he would rather be dead in a ditch than do so.

Watch the 5 minute video and then let us know your thoughts on whether it is compliant with Article 51 of the Treaty of Vienna which is known as the Treaty on treaties.

General Discussion Area / Re: Electrickery musings...
« on: 13 October 2019, 20:45:10 »
They had one left in my local ALDI today as I was browsing their latest offers, which is why I knew it was the time of year for this special offer.

General Discussion Area / Re: Electrickery musings...
« on: 13 October 2019, 17:42:16 »

General Discussion Area / Re: Electrickery musings...
« on: 13 October 2019, 17:38:04 »
Probably because it is an electronic managed charger that can recharge gel batteries as well as normal lead-acid and the components will have maximum ratings. Aldi & Lidl normally have cheap electronic chargers on special offer at this time of year which when I bought mine (iirc for about 15.00) a few years a go was rated to charge Omega batteries with no problems. :y

General Discussion Area / Re: Eliud Kipchoge
« on: 13 October 2019, 17:30:40 »
And I watched it live for the last 30 mins or so, and he looked like he had a lot of running left in him.

Now the barrier is broken, it won't be long before its the norm I suspect.

Bet it made you want to go for a jog around your estate ::)

Err, no where I don't do faster than brisk walks on two legs. If I need to go faster it involves two wheels and pedals as neither damage my slightly painful right knee further. Doctor told me 20 years a go, that through smooth exercise and keeping the muscle bulk around the knee built up then I could long term manage it and she was right. Just over the years it has got slightly more painful in cold damp winter weather, but perfectly livable with.

I suspect I damaged the cartilage when I had a  Triumph twin that used to occasionally kick back when trying to start it. ::) :o

General Discussion Area / Re: Bose
« on: 11 October 2019, 11:30:15 »
I purchased a Bose portable Bluetooth speaker a week ago from their online store - special offer 60 off.

It arrived within 5 days, set it up (software updates etc.) didn't work.

Rang Bose local service number and ended up speaking to a young lady in America who was very helpful, sent me an email with a printable returns label.

The address on the returns label was in Belgium!

It's taken 3 days to get there, but Bose Belgium have confirmed receipt, thank goodness.

Haven't Bose got any service centres in the UK?

Lucky it is Belgium, just think if Bose had a UK service centre in Brackley| Your speaker would have entered the parcel courier, twilight zone, the UK parcel courier Bermuda triangle to never been seen or heard of again. Ask TB. ::) :o :-X

General Discussion Area / Re: Has The Donald finally lost it
« on: 10 October 2019, 22:59:02 »
Where Trump had done a deal with Erdogan while Ivanka was opening Trump Towers Istanbul and has disarmed the Kurd over the last few months for in return US 'protection' and this is their Trump thank you for helping to defeat ISIL by throwing the Kurds to the Turkish military in an invasion.

The reason that Trump has rowed back on his approval is that Turkey has previous on Kurd genocide in previous invasions which is a war crime that involves all culpable parties not only on direct action but also any third party 'approval' intent. When this was pointed out to Trump, he has sensibly reigned back his approval so he will not be liable for any war crimes committed by Turkey.

Where I'm certainly no fan of the Kurdish Marxist PKK terrorist group, I'm also no fan of Western countries using useful groups for their geopolitical dirty work and then selling them out to a bleak bloody fate as soon as the have served their purpose. This badly damages Western standing in the world and also gives the West's hard left like Corbyn ammunition on the 'wicked' right which makes the defence of centre-right conservative values much more difficult.

Once you understand that what drives Trump is his constant need for money where the cost of sustaining his lifestyle far exceeds what he has ever been capable of earning hence his numerous business failures and bankruptcies. Fortunately, his global money laundering operations are one of his rare successes and of great use to many of the world's corrupt leaders and dictators for parking 'clean' money in safe havens. Vlad, Semion et al are happy to keep paying the piper for his services as long as he keeps playing their tunes. This is big league stuff where $100m is small fry & $bns normal business.

General Discussion Area / Re: Boris
« on: 06 October 2019, 14:42:47 »
Part of our constitution is that proceeding parliament's can't tie the hands of subsequent ones. With a new session starting with a Queen's speech on the 14th this new parliament & PMs hands being tied like this is unlikely to be compatible with our constitution, one of the many holes in this Mr Bean Act. :D

There are many other flaws which will give QC's plenty of pay days between the 15th & the 31st October. ::)

General Discussion Area / Re: Boris
« on: 06 October 2019, 13:32:09 »
Anybody under any illusions that we won't be leaving on the 31st October under Boris Johnson & Dominic Cummings needs to read the link below. I'm sure parliament's 5th Column MPs many of whom (or their families) have had or been promised by the EU (and/or Soros) their 30 pieces of silver. The Benn Act (reads more like a Mr Bean Act) is so shockingly badly (anybody would think that they were in a hurry) worded between EU loving MP's with the EU's full help, where it is has more holes than an average backstreet pattern parts condom. ::)

This includes the strong impression I've been getting since the last extension, that the EU just want to get rid of us so they can complete their German dominated EUSSR, where the German, French, Italian & Spanish foursome is the marriage made in heaven Brussels with a German Frau as their matriarch, what can possibly go wrong? :o

The Boris & Dominic say they have a watertight case of effectively ignoring the Benn Act, for example it stipulates no minimum or maximum extension time, so Boris could comply by asking for an hour's extension and still leave on the 31st. ;D

General Discussion Area / Re: Brexit final offer
« on: 04 October 2019, 21:49:35 »
The short term economic costs are academic with a long term view.
Depends on your definition of short term.  Most respective economists expect the impact of a no deal to be for multiple generations, ie at least 30yrs.  That isn't short term to me.

The key question is what is right. Be part of a club run by unelected leaders with their own agenda and be comfortable OR leave and make our own way with our own rules and own elected leaders.
By cutting off your nose to spite your face?  Sometimes usually an element of pragmatism is needed.  But the nature of this whole debate means nobody is prepared to compromise, as the previous PM found out.

This is not what many economists think at all including our pre-eminent one Professor Sir Patrick Minford who sees the global free trade opportunities for the UK post-Brexit as positive, as does the chief economist at Deutsche Bank. The Eurozone is doing so well that is still at -2% overall growth since 2008, as the globe's worst performing trading block and at the other end China is at more than +200%, with most other nations positive including the UK, with US doing better than us. We have been offered a place in TPP where the opportunities of being in the heart of the fast growing Pacific rim economies that show the failing EU for what it is where economics takes a poor second place to politics in this political project.

A generalization is the intellectually harder the degree, the better the university & demand for people with those degrees the higher the difference in lifetime earnings with medicine, maths, engineering & science degrees all falling into this category as these statistics show with the best & worst league tables for this.

Steve, your lad should do well. :y

General Discussion Area / F1 Spolier
« on: 29 September 2019, 23:26:14 »
Yet again, cheating Vettel showing he has no class & karma can certainly be a bitch when it bites straight back. ;D ;D ;D Where he stopped so VSC was deployed it gave Mercedes a free pitstop & a race win and second.

Where Vettel is the error strewn past, Charles LeClerc is showing he is their future number one. Will Vettel be dumped at the end of the season or when his contract runs out at the end of 2020? ::)

General Car Chat / Re: Ever had a car stolen?
« on: 29 September 2019, 23:14:52 »
When my wife at the time bought a new replacement Astra the old Renault 19 my eldest daughter was going to have, until the steering wheel, with a Crooklock fitted was bent to try to remove it, the steering lock was broken & the dashboard trashed, I decided it was not worth repairing & scrapped it. There were many thefts of cars from front gardens at the time & never recovered, along with lots of metal thefts in general. >:( >:( >:(

I've also had a attempted house breakin, but they didn't get past the front door deadlock & couldn't breakin by breaking a window at the back. Fortunately, my next door neighbour at the time had a really loud dog who would make everybody aware by barking like mad if he felt is territory being threatened & when let out had gone mad at our adjoining fence, which I think scared them off.

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