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Water Cooler / Re: Blu-ray players?
« on: November 15, 2019, 02:50:37 PM »
I have a cheap one...  40 panasonic, still works 3 years on.  Cannot comment on colours/detail.... goes to a projector. looks fine.  Ethernet connection too.  works on ordinary discs too.

Traffic / Re: Jimmy Wales starts a social network
« on: November 15, 2019, 02:48:24 PM »

Traffic / Re: Jimmy Wales starts a social network
« on: November 15, 2019, 08:56:42 AM »
An area I know nothing about. The site seems very new.  Are you close to it?

I assume there is an app, but I cannot see one. Looked for reviews, and I can find nothing.

Can you fill in any more?

Water Cooler / Re: amazon employees do not even get a pot to p##s in
« on: November 07, 2019, 05:58:37 PM »
Capped, I imagine he did not want to spill it in the van....

Toilet paper...  find that in the woods sometimes.... I leave it well alone!

Life without pets is no life at all :)  just sayin' 

Who meets you with a warm welcome when you let them out of the car boot after an hour?  Any family member, or the dog? 

The dog always forgives....

Recent in the UK:

also heard a family who had people working at Peacocks were worried about their jobs.

The oldest department store in the UK closed its doors in Derby recently.  Bennetts.

Water Cooler / amazon employees do not even get a pot to p##s in
« on: November 07, 2019, 09:27:10 AM »
OK I might be being unfair on Amazon, it might have been any number of delivery drivers who come down our road.  We know some of them quite well though, without sitting down and having a beer with them, some I am sure would never do this. 

So who was it who left a full water bottle on our lane, with a yellow liquid inside?

I know finding toilets can be difficult, and they do not really have the opportunity to ask if they can use the toilet of where they are delivering to. (some have over the years but I would feel awkward asking)

It is a new form of littering to us, and I am fairly sure I would rather he (or she) did it straight into a hedge, rather than in a bottle and then drop that on the road.

Furious!!!  (rant over)

Water Cooler / One Coin... anyone familiar with the story?
« on: November 01, 2019, 07:35:20 PM »
summary... its not actually a bitcoin, based on a mysql database... cough.

Estimated to have sold 15 billion. All that money has apparently dissipated.

Possibly the biggest scam in history.

The site is still up:

Water Cooler / Re: Game changers.. on my watch list
« on: October 28, 2019, 07:34:34 PM »

Water Cooler / Re: Game changers.. on my watch list
« on: October 28, 2019, 04:31:39 PM »
More expensive? wow, that is a surprise.  So convenience and/or expectation?

Probably right.

Water Cooler / Re: Game changers.. on my watch list
« on: October 26, 2019, 07:30:21 AM »
And I think that is a real rub.... affordability.

Ashbourne has loads of chicken farms...  32 days I think is the life. Its about that. They all supply a local factory.

Its illegal to kill your own animals in the UK, unless you are shooting pheasant or grouse. (Not sure if that is the only one? Rabbits perhaps)

And most do not have the land to rear chickens and pigs.  We are too crowded.

Factory meat is soo cheap. I sometimes pick up a big Mac and fries for lunch for 1.99. How do they do that? 800 calories. I know its bad food. But Its fast, and I am in a rush.

That is a noisy thread!

Water Cooler / Re: Game changers.. on my watch list
« on: October 25, 2019, 05:55:48 AM »
Ah, some sense, thank you :)

I watched it last night and came away actually feeling quite down about it.  Because it would mean Mum is right. At 85 she has only just given up on tennis, and her diet is very much vegan. I see a lot of old folks these days, and occasionally come across others of a similar age to Mum, and they are strong and healthy too. And vegan. Not many, as the diet is not popular with that age group, and maybe I see it because of Mum.  But its there, but again anecdotal.

However, the story felt wrong, and I felt that the test groups all seemed small, and the differences they felt could be a very personal thing. If it made such a huge difference in the performance of athletes, with the money involved, they would all be vegan.

I know little really about the science.
and bingo:
There is a lot of anecdotal stuff in the documentary, but not a lot of science.
I spotted that too.

The thing is I LOVE eating meat. And Drinking milk. And Eggs. And Cheese. I skip puddings, and go straight for the cheese board. I like rice and potatoes and pasta, but seriously, aren't they just fillers for the meal?  Making sure it is balanced?

OK I know, sugar is the same. And I know to try hard to leave that alone.  So what your body craves is not necessarily good for you. But the sugar we eat is processed, so it is new, and yes I do believe it is killing us. And everything in moderation (My Dads saying, and TBH he did not mean it. The moderation part, but not the everything)

Thanks for the links Guys, and some of the science I did not know, and the other perspectives. 

Already feeling better this morning!

Water Cooler / Re: Roomba Lawnmower Soon.
« on: October 24, 2019, 08:42:27 AM »
I am sure there is another mower thread somewhere, and it was a couple of years ago.  My neighbours have an acre (100yrds x 50 yards approx) and theit Husqvarna was fitted for 3k. The have a pond, all sorts of different areas to wire round, and the fitter used a chainsaw to cut a groove for the wire in some places.

He has just been turned off for the winter, as we are a bog at the moment... Once sorted, the biggest problem are the dogs toys.

Water Cooler / Game changers.. on my watch list
« on: October 23, 2019, 04:02:13 PM »

Its been recommended by a niece.  Just wondering if there is anything I should know that the well read and researched of this forum might add.

I understand it is about how bad meat is for us...

Water Cooler / Re: No Need To Cut Back On Red Meat
« on: October 06, 2019, 06:53:40 AM »
I wonder who funded it.

Certainly not the IPCC.

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