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by Vorpal
16 Oct 2019, 8:13am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Jacket recommendation for present
Replies: 8
Views: 403

Re: Jacket recommendation for present

First, I would recommend getting a separate rucksack cover from an outfitter or outdoors specialist. As for the jacket, for the sort of thing you describe, I would recommend Pearl Izumi. It's what I would get if I were to splurge a bit. https://www.pearlizumi.co.uk/men-s-elite-wxb-jacket waterproof ...
by Vorpal
15 Oct 2019, 10:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 19998
Views: 492735

Re: Remainers Angst thread

Citizens of the UK living abroad can vote in UK elections & referendums for the first 15 years of residence abroad, but not after that. I tried to find out more. I wanted to know how that largish group voted but it is not shown in any results table I can find. Eligibility was gained presumably ...
by Vorpal
15 Oct 2019, 11:57am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Diplomatic Immunity?
Replies: 106
Views: 2103

Re: Diplomatic Immunity?

Can being stunned prior to having its throat cut really considered "healthy". I would say as soon as significant numbers of electrons start pouring into its nervous system it has moved into a decidedly "unhealthy" state. But to a degree I am quibbling over works. this is subject...
by Vorpal
15 Oct 2019, 9:18am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 19998
Views: 492735

Re: Remainers Angst thread

What about a French person living in UK on the electoral register in his home in UK? Can he have a vote on UK leaving the EU or not? Dunno about the Scottish indy ref. As far as I know UK citizens can vote on some UK issues when resident/working elsewhere. By post. The UK resident Frenchman could n...
by Vorpal
15 Oct 2019, 9:11am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 636
Views: 12453

Re: Extinction Rebellion

What kind of crazy world do we live in that something which kills people every day (motorists) are allowed in London, but peaceful protestors are not?
by Vorpal
15 Oct 2019, 8:57am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Libraries, public, renaissance of: DDC 020.336
Replies: 218
Views: 16658

Re: Libraries, public, renaissance of: DDC 020.336

IMO books are sources of either entertainment or information or both,some are very useful to keep for future reference some not so.To keep them for the sake of owning them doesn't add up to me. It's a bit like owning 50 bikes,and I know someone who does,but can't use them all. Much better IMHO to h...
by Vorpal
14 Oct 2019, 10:50am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Libraries, public, renaissance of: DDC 020.336
Replies: 218
Views: 16658

Re: Libraries, public, renaissance of: DDC 020.336

I have a few books but if I haven't read one for a while and realise it has little use as a reference it goes to the charity shop or the library. I don't keep them for the sake of owning them,they just become a burden. I really like books. Not just for their contents, but also the way they look &am...
by Vorpal
14 Oct 2019, 10:40am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Libraries, public, renaissance of: DDC 020.336
Replies: 218
Views: 16658

Re: Libraries, public, renaissance of: DDC 020.336

'You are what you have' Oh dear. I have a lot of books :wink: What do you want them all for? I have quite a few books. I like to read them. I especially like to read when I travel or use public transport. I also have some books that are more interesting for browsing and looking things up, rather th...
by Vorpal
14 Oct 2019, 9:20am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Diplomatic Immunity?
Replies: 106
Views: 2103

Re: Diplomatic Immunity?

kwackers wrote:
Vorpal wrote:the animal must be alive and healthy when slaughtered.

Can you slaughter a dead animal? :lol:

:lol: :lol: no, probably not. But sometimes stunning actually kills the animal, which is not permitted according to Islamic law.
by Vorpal
14 Oct 2019, 9:06am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Diplomatic Immunity?
Replies: 106
Views: 2103

Re: Diplomatic Immunity?

OK so we're all ok with Halal butchery ????? As long as the animals don't smell of chlorine ??? I don't eat meat. I'd rather that no, or at least many fewer animals died to feed humans, but most Halal slaughter includes stunning the animals prior to slaughter. To be Halal, means the animal must be ...
by Vorpal
12 Oct 2019, 10:41am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 19998
Views: 492735

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

In Norway, which has adopted EU regs (and added some of their own) with regards to electrical wiring in buildings, all electrical installations that are newly installed, repaired, changed, upgraded, etc. have to be certified by a qualified electrician. A limited number of electricians will inspect a...
by Vorpal
11 Oct 2019, 3:42pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 19998
Views: 492735

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

The impression I get is that the EU has had its own project fear going over anything other than the backstop that Mrs May agreed to, because the backstop makes life very easy for the EU. I think the EU have got a lot to answer for. Project Fear? I don't understand this. The *UK* have decided (kind ...
by Vorpal
11 Oct 2019, 2:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Is it possible to repair this tyre?
Replies: 13
Views: 470

Re: Is it possible to repair this tyre?

If it's just a pinprick, I wouldn't bother using a boot. Sometimes a boot can cause a puncture, depending on what your boot is made from and how thick it is (the edge of the boot rubs away at the tube). Yeah, that why I was recommending sticking a boot in the tool kit, in case there are problems in...
by Vorpal
11 Oct 2019, 2:16pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Now to raise Hackles-The Tour de France
Replies: 12
Views: 878

Re: Now to raise Hackles-The Tour de France

IMO, the honesty in sports is inversely correlated to the money involved.

Women's cycle racing and women's football end up generally being more honest than men's simply because there is less at stake.
by Vorpal
11 Oct 2019, 2:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Diplomatic Immunity?
Replies: 106
Views: 2103

Re: Diplomatic Immunity?

They are frightened yes but Russia is not the USSR, as I just pointed out Putin & his cronies are about wealth and power, any real conflict would put that all in jeopardy. Ukraine is one thing, its not really part of Europe, doesnt sound European? I seriously doubt the yanks would go off in a h...