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Water Cooler / Re: What is the news of Hurricane Ian?
« on: October 03, 2022, 05:27:05 AM »
Great to hear it.

Water Cooler / What is the news of Hurricane Ian?
« on: October 02, 2022, 07:04:09 PM »

Traffic / Re: Animation: the most popular websites since 1993
« on: September 15, 2022, 05:47:29 AM »
A good google monopoly.
Where is the competition and mergers commission. youtube should be sold off :)

Water Cooler / Re: Sorry for your loss Britain
« on: September 10, 2022, 06:14:19 AM »


I don't know the details, but wasn't there some arrangement whereby Charles III becomes king of England and all the Commonwealth countries, but that role is no longer hereditary, so it is not a given that William becomes king of the Commonwealth countries. Do I have that remotely correct? I skimmed an article on British succession, but I did not fully follow it.

you are probably right, Its not something I have delved into.

Water Cooler / Re: Sorry for your loss Britain
« on: September 09, 2022, 06:11:34 AM »
She was head of state of 15 countries.   The loss will the there too.  Probably even Australia.  ;)

She has also helped bind the Commonwealth together.   

I hope Charles does the same, I think he will try.

Water Cooler / Re: UK energy
« on: September 01, 2022, 06:32:38 AM »
not sure if it has been posted before, but this is a good overview of UK power:

To me is shows how well the Govt has done, but how much there is still to do.  We burn a lot of gas still.

I think I drive past the coal station on occasion :

(Turns out there is more than 1 still called upon!)

Sorry to hear that LM.

I come across parkinsons alot, and an over riding memory, is that I am often told I have to tell my muscles to move.  It a real "feet, move" and then they do.  Watched it several times.

This sounds great.

I would agree.  Possible exceptions is PIR lighting, that turns off when the user leaves.  I have a couple that work well, but there is a lot of resistance to them in this house.  Especially in the loo!

Light energy is minimal now with good LEDS in my house. (certainly compared to 1400W of halogen kitchen light we had a few years ago!)

Water Cooler / Re: UK energy
« on: August 19, 2022, 05:49:28 AM »
On a second point the cost of Elec is making the case for installing a battery at our house.

all of a sudden a battery could have a 4 year pay back.

Water Cooler / Re: UK energy
« on: August 19, 2022, 05:46:39 AM »
Q-Bot | Robotic underfloor insulation will save energy and keep your home warmer

My Father in law had that sprayed on the inside of his roof, and the next buyers had difficulty in getting a mortgage. apparently it covers up rot and can increase the chance of rot by  trapping moisture in the wood. At one point we we discussing changing the whole roof.

I guess floors are cheaper.  But its worth checking out the impact. If its the same its a shame, great idea.

Water Cooler / Re: The Square Root or Death (quadratic voting)
« on: August 02, 2022, 05:45:10 PM »
I need an hour to did into that in more depth, and a week away camping is calling ;) 
But yes, well put, we have the same discussions in the UK, over proportional representation.

3 coffins?   ;D

Water Cooler / Re: The Week: It Wasn't All Bad
« on: July 20, 2022, 04:58:54 AM »
I get The Week every now and again from a neighbour who knows I like it. 
And I LOVE good news.  uplifting, thx for posting!

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