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by Pastychomper
16 May 2019, 1:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Facebook problems
Replies: 24
Views: 514

Re: Facebook problems

I was the subject of some malicious Faceache posts a few years back and a friend recommended getting a solicitor to write to the perpetrator. Seemed to think a letter alone was effective in most such cases, but whether it's worth it is a question only for the person(s) concerned. My friend got most ...
by Pastychomper
16 May 2019, 1:07pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling on a fast dual carriageway.
Replies: 30
Views: 1106

Re: Cycling on a fast dual carriageway.

Seems to me like the OP was beeped for being on an unusual machine where the drivers didn't expect to see one. Maybe they felt like it was a motorway even if they knew it wasn't. I'm many miles from the nearest dual carriageway so my experience is somewhat out of date, but I'm taking note for future...
by Pastychomper
15 May 2019, 4:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Acceptable face of Capitalism
Replies: 28
Views: 567

Re: The Acceptable face of Capitalism

Try looking up Scott Bader of Wollaston, I think it's employee owned (given to them by the owner) has to donate 50% of its profits to charity and no employee is allowed to earn more than 7x the lowest paid employee . So basically it exists to provide employment locally and to help others less fortu...
by Pastychomper
15 May 2019, 10:30am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Acceptable face of Capitalism
Replies: 28
Views: 567

Re: The Acceptable face of Capitalism

Reminds me of a video I saw a while ago on YouTwitFace, by an Usian business owner bemoaning changes in their tax system. According to him, under the old system the owner of a small business that grew beyond a certain size could avoid certain taxes by selling the business to its employees. The forme...
by Pastychomper
15 May 2019, 10:04am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Walking shoes
Replies: 25
Views: 730

Re: Walking shoes

Safety footwear is, IIRC, VAT free. My wellies qualify (steel toe caps, welcome when caving), got them at a local builders' merchant. That would explain why so many cheap boots have toe caps these days. Now, if they'd just re-add the VAT to those "safety" boots that have the toe cap a sma...
by Pastychomper
10 May 2019, 10:29am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Danny Baker
Replies: 120
Views: 2244

Re: Danny Baker

:shock: Oh well, at least this incident has educated you that calling a quarter-African-American (IIRC) child a monkey might be considered racist! ... Indeed it has, and more to the point it's told me if I ever find myself in the public eye I'd better start paying attention to people's melanin leve...
by Pastychomper
10 May 2019, 10:14am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: New thread for the inuction hob drift - phasing out gas
Replies: 16
Views: 397

Re: New thread for the inuction hob drift - phasing out gas

Indeed, Sir! Well observed typo ;) And it's free, as I spend the warmer months foraging. Carbon neutral too. But then it creates a particulate problem. Ying and yang. The particulate level depends on the type of stove used for burning, I've yet to see a fully smokeless one but I have been impressed...
by Pastychomper
9 May 2019, 4:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Danny Baker
Replies: 120
Views: 2244

Re: Danny Baker

His sacking over the picture didn't surprise me as much as the reason. Calling a child a monkey is a fairly common joke, but less common for a newborn and probably asking for trouble if it's a royal baby. Assuming that a monkey picture must be a racial slur, on the other hand - that didn't even occu...
by Pastychomper
7 May 2019, 4:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Car parking ha ha
Replies: 31
Views: 705

Re: Car parking ha ha

I'm guessing one of the "little rat's" took that note as a challenge and stole the car, maybe they thought it would be funny to leave it thoroughly parked?
by Pastychomper
30 Apr 2019, 10:07am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: New words/vocab on these fora
Replies: 265
Views: 23745

Re: New words/vocab on these fora

Threadelec: Thread with electrically-assisted drift.

pwa wrote:...
+1.
by Pastychomper
24 Apr 2019, 4:31pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bike not permitted in hostel : bike knicked overnight outside
Replies: 49
Views: 2731

Re: What a plonker?

The article says he's been held up by fear before, on previous attempts. Depression can do that to some people, and on many levels. Maybe at that point he didn't have the mental energy to go looking for somewhere else that was (a) open and (b) more bike-friendly, especially if he'd already paid befo...
by Pastychomper
12 Apr 2019, 4:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Petition for PR reform
Replies: 16
Views: 497

Re: Petition for PR reform

As I recall that was part of the problem last time - the system proposed wasn't proportional enough for some, but was too far from the status quo for others. In other words it was a poor compromise that few people could get excited over. It's a good job the government doesn't usually work like that ...
by Pastychomper
11 Apr 2019, 10:39am
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Fave quotes...
Replies: 189
Views: 10645

Re: Fave quotes...

Pastychomper wrote:I've been here before...

:lol:
by Pastychomper
9 Apr 2019, 10:33am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ten mental health tips
Replies: 49
Views: 1467

Re: Ten mental health tips

Talking about one's feelings: A problem shared is a problem doubled. Or halved? .. TEA mental health tips? :wink: As one with a history of not talking about feelings, I can see the wisdom in advice to talk about them more. "More" being different to "incessantly". Moderation in a...
by Pastychomper
9 Apr 2019, 10:02am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lidl cycling & Camping gear April 2019 update
Replies: 303
Views: 45660

Re: Lidl cycling & Camping gear April 2019 update

I bought a set as a spare, last year's set has served me well so far. New one has a brake light - the rear has 3 leds so I assume normal is 1 led and brake light is all 3 on? how on earth does the brake light work? :?: :!: :?: :!: :?: £7 increase seems a lot to pay for such a gimic? There's an accel...