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by kwackers
10 Dec 2018, 10:33pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 145
Views: 10931

Re: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

Brexit.

(Do I win an award for a one worder?)
by kwackers
10 Dec 2018, 10:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 9370
Views: 238207

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

If I feel queer I go to the doctor, she knows much more than I do Likewise, politicians are experts on politricks, they should have stuck to that instead of asking The People Plus One for representative democracy! They asked the people precisely because they were playing politics. Was never actuall...
by kwackers
8 Dec 2018, 10:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Climate change
Replies: 32
Views: 572

Re: Climate change

I always took the view there was a "middle way". That is we could enjoy the benefits of fossil energy but we should not be profligate with it. Use small cars, cycle lots, leccy trains running on sustainable energy and carrying a fair bit of goods. Low energy homes using local fuel sources...
by kwackers
8 Dec 2018, 6:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 9370
Views: 238207

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

So what's the solution? A return property qualification perhaps? Educational? I grew up in a council house so I guess I'm one of your plebs - does that make my vote any less valuable than yours? I've no idea what the solution is - do you? I'm simply pointing out that expecting folks to have a say o...
by kwackers
8 Dec 2018, 5:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Climate change
Replies: 32
Views: 572

Re: Climate change

Too many idiots in the world who don't like to change their mind, so I reckon even if humans make it our civilisation wont. My earliest knowledge of climate change was from the early 80's. We've gone through a number of phases since then. "No, it's not happening" "OK, it's happening b...
by kwackers
8 Dec 2018, 5:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 9370
Views: 238207

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Natural Ankling can vote how he likes for whatever reason he chooses. His vote and everyone else's vote has exactly the same value as yours and that value is 1. Numerically yes. It's hardly ideal though is it? When someone with no knowledge or no willingness to try to gain it has the same voting va...
by kwackers
8 Dec 2018, 10:44am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 9370
Views: 238207

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Well, I must say this whole Brexit lark is going just swimmingly, and uniting the country too. Let's press on shall we? Tally ho! I was trawling through all the brexit argument threads on the various social media and the one thing that struck me is whereas two years ago most leavers gave a reason (...
by kwackers
7 Dec 2018, 9:03am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Elastic band - how does this work?
Replies: 21
Views: 473

Re: Elastic band - how does this work?

My guess is that when bare handed you are gripping so hard that you distort the cap enough to increase its grip on the bottle. Yep. Sometimes loosening your grip, but trying to 'evenly' grip the cap is enough. (e.g. thumb and forefinger in a loop) Anything that stops you squeezing across the cap an...
by kwackers
6 Dec 2018, 6:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 9370
Views: 238207

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

brynpoeth wrote:Where might one buy shares in firms making coracles?

I think coracles are synonymous with Wales and Ireland?

If so then when the dust settles and the Kingdom is left we won't be wanting to import any of that foreign muck (assuming we could afford it).
by kwackers
6 Dec 2018, 4:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 9370
Views: 238207

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

reohn2 wrote:Does this mean that if Brexit is implemented we'll all be gurgling under water :shock:

That's global warming.

That's when we're trying to cross the channel and cross the border into Europe in inflatable dinghies and they're sending us back.
by kwackers
6 Dec 2018, 4:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 9370
Views: 238207

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

I was once required to report water flow rates for a US project in "Acre feet per year" I thought they were winding me up, but no, this was genuinely their standard unit. Sounds like the rainfall measurement for Cornwall. We have three acres on our property, and no doubt it rains a foot p...
by kwackers
6 Dec 2018, 1:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Trains...why?
Replies: 183
Views: 4267

Re: Trains...why?

100%JR wrote:Even if she returns home does it not occur to you she might actually enjoy the scenic drive?
Quite a few drivers do actually like driving.

Scenic? You're going out for festivities but will be back before dark!

You could be right, but my money is on "likes a quiet life".
by kwackers
6 Dec 2018, 11:04am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Down Side To Smart Meters..Before I sign Up
Replies: 150
Views: 2824

Re: Down Side To Smart Meters..Before I sign Up

Ps. How does one recognise a "discarded" one? By the Brambles growing over it? Traditionally in the NW, if you live in a terrace and have stuff you don't want you put it out in the back entry. These days there are fewer accessible back entries than there used to be, the councils have gate...
by kwackers
6 Dec 2018, 10:41am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Down Side To Smart Meters..Before I sign Up
Replies: 150
Views: 2824

Re: Down Side To Smart Meters..Before I sign Up

Have you ever tried to get such a deposit back on returning a hired cylinder. Blood and stones spring to mind! I use those bottles in my workshop for soldering etc. I've always gotten them by finding houses with 'back entries' - don't have to visit too many of them before you come across a discarde...
by kwackers
6 Dec 2018, 9:14am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Down Side To Smart Meters..Before I sign Up
Replies: 150
Views: 2824

Re: Down Side To Smart Meters..Before I sign Up

We bought a 13Kg gas cylinder yesterday for our portable room heater. £32.00 Should we switch to a different supplier? Yes. Calor gas is 13.7Kw per Kg, 13Kg * 13.7 = 178.1Kwh. You said you were paying about 15p per Kwh for electric so that's 178.1 * 0.15 = £26.72. And less chance of poisoning yours...