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by fullupandslowingdown
21 Feb 2020, 6:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: More Trump idiocy
Replies: 37
Views: 788

Re: More Trump idiocy

Vorpal wrote:Gone With the Wind suits him for many reasons.
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:lol: :lol: :lol:
though even that would fly over the top of his head
by fullupandslowingdown
21 Feb 2020, 6:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Google Terms of Service changes
Replies: 12
Views: 386

Re: Google Terms of Service changes

so how does this affect the millions with chrome books that run google? I know that actually you can tinker around and turn a chromebook into a google free Linux zone, but that is if you have the knowledge, and if the chromebook's bios hasn't been locked to prevent that. Seems to me that if the rest...
by fullupandslowingdown
21 Feb 2020, 5:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Government targeting wood and coal burning.
Replies: 96
Views: 1797

Re: Government targeting wood and coal burning.

wood isn't carbon neutral if you use a petrol chainsaw to cut it then a motor vehicle to carry it. peanuts you might say, but none the less. when the government started a scheme for wood fueled central heating systems with a handy grant, that started the rise of cost in construction wood as demand s...
by fullupandslowingdown
21 Feb 2020, 5:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Officially inflation is under 2% but...
Replies: 3
Views: 143

Re: Officially inflation is under 2% but...

_106139796_secondclassstamps-2019update-nc.png never mind erste klasse stamps, second class jumped around 2010, and then once royal mail was looking like a cosy investment, the government privatised it. I strenuously avoid posting stuff as it's so costly. It's annoying that particular like renewal ...
by fullupandslowingdown
21 Feb 2020, 5:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 129
Views: 3561

Re: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?

up until now, those standard protocols have IMHO been woefully inadequate, like reusing the screwholes on the stabledoor where the bolt was forced off after little Red Rum, Sunchaser and Pegasus had hot-hoofed it to pastures green and far far away from the contagion. There is still debate by doctors...
by fullupandslowingdown
21 Feb 2020, 3:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 990
Views: 21640

Re: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?

Perhaps the shortage is indicative of a lack of people in the general population who have a vocation to serve in our health care system. Those already on the payroll have such a vocation and so it could be possible to cut their wages as they would not leave, happy to see the money used to help the ...
by fullupandslowingdown
21 Feb 2020, 12:51am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 990
Views: 21640

Re: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?

a single healthy person no kids over 25 will get more income if they work 19 hours or more than doing nothing while on benefits. Benefits for both unemployment and housing costs have been frozen for the last 3 or 4 years I think. Even if benefits do rise by inflation next tax year, because minimum w...
by fullupandslowingdown
20 Feb 2020, 9:21pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Dangerous cycling bill introduced to HoL with e-bike and e-scooter inclusion
Replies: 38
Views: 1790

Re: Dangerous cycling bill introduced to HoL with e-bike and e-scooter inclusion

my suggestion about raising the maximum assisted electrically speed was based on giving someone like me or you who is (or was) capable of accelerating zero to 25 in a few seconds under our own steam, but cannot repeatedly do so time after time after time when crossing a big city. It's been a claim e...
by fullupandslowingdown
20 Feb 2020, 10:47am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Parking on the pavement to be banned!
Replies: 108
Views: 3833

Re: Parking on the pavement to be banned!

back to back in the sense that behind one row of houses was a small yard with a privvy, and then a central path running all the way along and then the back yard etc of the next row of houses,You would have been able to string a 30' clothes line from your top window to your opposite neighbours. As ap...
by fullupandslowingdown
20 Feb 2020, 10:38am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Amazon
Replies: 34
Views: 916

Re: Amazon

It has certainly been my experience that the employers that have permanent or almost weekly adverts for new staff are almost always paying at or near minimum wage, using agencies to put some legal distance between themselves and disgruntled workers, usually have varying demand for staff so want the ...
by fullupandslowingdown
20 Feb 2020, 10:17am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: a very bad caricature
Replies: 5
Views: 301

Re: a very bad caricature

Screenshot 2020-02-20 at 10.01.35.png That's the full news item on the BBC. I however now feel very annoyed with the bbc because those aren't the only images circulating the web. It now appears that some of the ears were black. i.e the image the bbc chose to head the article as representative of th...
by fullupandslowingdown
20 Feb 2020, 1:04am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is anyone moving?
Replies: 166
Views: 4572

Re: Is anyone moving?

...It’s all anecdotal but none of the Doctors that I’ve heard of have leached from the NHS to U.K. private medicine but many have simply gone to work abroad (‘cause the pay’s good, the lifestyle is better and they don’t get shafted by managers).... example uno: I saw a consultant in september, 2 mo...
by fullupandslowingdown
19 Feb 2020, 11:20pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: a very bad caricature
Replies: 5
Views: 301

a very bad caricature

_110962287_gettyimages-1204679435.jpg After my eyes tear themselves away from the horrible dress my next thought was, is that Professor Winston's eyebrows? The ears were stolen from the Star Wars props basket. And as for the lips, they look like something you'd find on an inflatable friend from Ms ...
by fullupandslowingdown
19 Feb 2020, 6:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Free Upgrade W10 From W7 ?
Replies: 58
Views: 3130

Re: Free Upgrade W10 From W7 ?

I'm still looking for an original disease free copy of W7 to reload onto a little netbook I have. Reason, because it has only a 32Gb harddrive soldered in which is not upgradeable and while W10 runs, it is slower than W7 was because it's not powerful enough. Also I have a few gadgets that have softw...
by fullupandslowingdown
19 Feb 2020, 6:31pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Parking on the pavement to be banned!
Replies: 108
Views: 3833

Re: Parking on the pavement to be banned!

the bin men once upon a time used to go round the back to your bin and take out the bag of rubbish, you din't have to put the bin out yourself. That was when we had mostly back to back terraced housing. Yet again like in many other areas where there has been no standards set from the start, the prob...