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Water Cooler / Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« on: November 28, 2023, 03:14:37 PM »
A pretty big update on my part;

That is good well done. Still bouncing along doing a few resistance exercises and a hit a few mornings a week. A weekly night cycle in the mud and rocks.

just off on a big motorbike trip, so hope I am fit enough for it. I believe its 50% dirt roads. find out when I get there.  I know it can be hard work.

Water Cooler / Re: Thank you all!
« on: November 27, 2023, 07:10:39 AM »
And Keep doing hard things :)

Water Cooler / Re: Thank you all!
« on: November 23, 2023, 06:41:34 PM »

Water Cooler / Re: 2024 is the biggest election year in history
« on: November 20, 2023, 06:10:46 AM »
A lot of women and young people I know are very engaged these days.  I suspect the voter turnout to be high in the USA.  Three of my four children are eager to vote, and the third would if she could.
Well brought up, they do you proud :)

Water Cooler / Re: This is what real American freedom looks like
« on: November 19, 2023, 07:43:10 AM »
ask the British, they still measure their own weight in Stones
Absolutely. I can back that up.

I take weights of customers.... always in Stones.

I love the mix, often gives out smiles.

It does bring on another issue, and thats dual Language. This is a pet hate of mine. When we go to wales, all the road signs are in Welsh.  With English below. Well for 100% of the people driving, English is understood.  But Welsh is only spoken by 30% of of POPULATION.  So a smaller % of drivers.

It takes me time to read down the welsh and get to the English....  Its a safety hazard!  I tell folk but they never listen :)

OK rant over and thread effectively stolen.

Back to the US... I guess the point is its not only you who are nuts.  :P

Water Cooler / 2024 is the biggest election year in history
« on: November 19, 2023, 07:32:02 AM »

40 countries,  3.2 billion people, 41% of the world population (is that voting or total? I think is rough) and so 42% of the worlds GDP will have a vote next year.

Europe and:

Phew... the world might rock! (not in a good way)

Water Cooler / Word of the Day
« on: November 14, 2023, 07:24:40 PM »
Inspired by Buckworks....  liking cavitation.... the word in this house at present is :   


v. n. (Scots)
To hurkle-durkle is to lie in bed or lounge about when one should be up and about. One can also be in hurkle-durkle (in indolence).

Water Cooler / Re: Nope. Nope. Nope.
« on: November 14, 2023, 02:32:39 PM »
You folks made me watch it again.

Half way through these is a sound like a prop on rocks. That last bit, where they have to move to the back, presumably to either lift the bow off the rocks, or to get the prop further under the water, has it lost power there compared to the start, as if they are driving the last bit with a knackered prop? Or was it just cavitating?  Or not enough water for a jet drive?

Mercury do a 40hp jet drive

I think Yamaha honda and ah, here we are:

I never knew. Only ever seen inboard jets.

Water Cooler / Re: Nope. Nope. Nope.
« on: November 13, 2023, 06:34:38 PM »
Skills !

But Amazon has deep pockets.

and a HUGH user base that are used to subscriptions. imho they are the masters of slicing and dicing money from everyone.

Water Cooler / Re: Blue Marl
« on: November 09, 2023, 06:52:28 AM »
"clay" in the UK is used to line canals.

We have "boulder clay" under our house, yes the surface dries, and cracks but it is very stable. I guess if there were extremes of wet/dry it might be a problem?

Interesting.  I tend to compare ebay prices. Then decide on price and speed of delivery that I want.

Never thought I could find it cheaper as well.

I did buy some garage floor sealer this weekend, and it was HALF the price on Amazon compared to their own site. Nuts. I checked not only the bottle it was in, but the data sheet.  Seemed to be the same thing.

nothing available:

What countries and jurisdictions does My Data support?

At present, only those Mastercard platforms, products and services which process data about individuals located in the states of California, Colorado, Connecticut and Virginia (United States), Canada, South Africa, Australia, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, Japan, Brazil, and the European Economic Area ("EEA") UK or Switzerland, or operate in the context of an establishment in an EEA country or Switzerland are in scope of My Data. For example, if a Mastercard product or service is not available in one of the regions mentioned above, we would not be able to retrieve your personal information from Mastercard’s databases through My Data.

so far so good I should get it, but then:

I opened my View data request, but received a message that there were no matching results found for me. What does this mean?

This is because we did not find matching data in the scope of our search, based on the search keys you have provided to us. This may be due to the fact that you have not entered sufficient data for us to identify you in our systems (see question “How much information do you need to search for my data? ”), or that you have never registered with any of our platforms or programs, or we have deleted your personal information in compliance with our retention policies. Please also refer to: Apart from transaction data, are there other types of personal information I may not be able to access? Importantly, in various instances, Mastercard is a ‘data processor’ or ‘service provider’ acting on behalf of its customers, such as financial institutions. In such cases, you may have to reach out to your financial institution directly to have access to your personal information, as explained under: I’m looking for my transaction data. How can I get it?

They are only a processor, so I would reasonably assume they cannot sell it.  Huh??  Why don't I trust that?

Water Cooler / Re: CNC machine
« on: October 19, 2023, 05:44:40 AM »
I'm working through file types and software choices now.
  never simple!

Traffic / Re: Mojeek News
« on: October 19, 2023, 05:22:13 AM »
Bookmarked to see if I use it. New BBC app is a backward step all they have is "accountability"

It would be great to be able to select news sources, although I suppose I dont have to click on them.  (agree ref Daily Mail, just makes me angry)

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