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by Flinders
19 Jun 2018, 8:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 5690
Views: 164465

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

It becomes ever more obvious, that there are no benefits. We were promised the "sunny uplands" (was that Boris?) but it looking more like they will be an arid wasteland (I've got Mont Ventoux above the tree line in my mind's eye here)! The same Boris who promised a bonfire of regulations ...
by Flinders
19 Jun 2018, 8:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 5690
Views: 164465

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

Its reassuring in that were 'taking back control' and as a result are leaving the following EU institutions: Eurojust : Eurojust's primary focus are on crimes that represent an "especial threat" to citizens, such as terrorism, drug trafficking, trafficking in human beings, cybercrime, fra...
by Flinders
18 Jun 2018, 6:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Camera - Without Viewfinder? And Other Related Questions
Replies: 61
Views: 1206

Re: Camera - Without Viewfinder? And Other Related Questions

I use one of these. I paid £10 off the bay. So good I got another for a fiver. Viewfinder, full manual control and raw files. Great quality pics. 6 or 12mb and AA batts. https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/fujifilme550 I had a finepix of similar vintage. They are nice little cameras, and oddly enough ...
by Flinders
18 Jun 2018, 5:00pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Triathlete hits horse on road. Shameful!
Replies: 90
Views: 2514

Re: Triathlete hits horse on road. Shameful!

Pulling over and waiting isn't always a good option with horses. They aren't cars, they have minds of their own, and some of them will think that they have been pulled over because something is wrong, and get edgy and start looking for what the 'problem' is. There is no possible excuse for any cycli...
by Flinders
15 Jun 2018, 6:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Billy Graham in heaven?
Replies: 109
Views: 2940

Re: Billy Graham in heaven?

I remember him touting his stuff here when I was young and went to church/chapel every week. I though he was a creepy phoney then, and never changed my mind, the more that came out about him the more sure I was about it.
His vile type is one reason I'm now an atheist.
by Flinders
14 Jun 2018, 10:00am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Camera - Without Viewfinder? And Other Related Questions
Replies: 61
Views: 1206

Re: Camera - Without Viewfinder? And Other Related Questions

Can it be necessary to have several cameras? Several bikes or many books one can understand :wink: Yep. I've lost count, but I know people with bikes who probably have lost count of their bikes as well, certainly if you count in major spare interchangable components like wheels, like you do with ca...
by Flinders
13 Jun 2018, 7:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Camera - Without Viewfinder? And Other Related Questions
Replies: 61
Views: 1206

Re: Camera - Without Viewfinder? And Other Related Questions

I tried out the Sony HX90 and I was almost convinced, but found it a tad too bulky compared with the TZ70 (and they both have 30 x zooms). Also, having three Lumix cameras already, I'm more familiar with the control layouts and menu functions and couldn't get my head around learning new stuff. :rol...
by Flinders
12 Jun 2018, 2:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Mr Loophole
Replies: 41
Views: 960

Re: Mr Loophole

My personal take on this is that there are simply not enough traffic police, hence the fact that large numbers of people routinely use their phones when driving, and for what it's worth, I don't think hands-free ones should be allowed either; tests show they are very nearly as distracting. But when ...
by Flinders
11 Jun 2018, 10:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Mr Loophole
Replies: 41
Views: 960

Re: Mr Loophole

If there were no loopholes, how would rich and well-connected people avoid punishment for their misdeeds? We can't have them being actually punished , they might have to *shock horror* take the consequences of their actions, like us peasants have to, and that would never do. Guess who makes the laws...
by Flinders
9 Jun 2018, 10:44am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Camera - Without Viewfinder? And Other Related Questions
Replies: 61
Views: 1206

Re: Camera - Without Viewfinder? And Other Related Questions

Do you take pictures of distant stars? What sort of camera is suitable for that? If that's for me, no, apart from the landscape stuff, horseracing and other horse sports, and falconry is what I do. Often I need a long lens, and am working in poor light and need very high shutter speeds to stop move...
by Flinders
9 Jun 2018, 9:24am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Camera - Without Viewfinder? And Other Related Questions
Replies: 61
Views: 1206

Re: Camera - Without Viewfinder? And Other Related Questions

I've had Lumix and Fuji compacts in the past, and they have been okay for their time, but in the end both failed. These days I have a Cybershot, the HX90. The HX90 has an electronic (wysiwyg type) viewfinder, and it's not a bad one. In strong light, or if trying to frame a shot properly, it's darn n...
by Flinders
9 Jun 2018, 9:04am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 5690
Views: 164465

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

Before the vote I said that if we left, we would still get about the same amount of immigration, basically because we need it, but it would be more from non-EU countries. I rest my case. Since the referendum, Davis, Johnson, Hannan and other Brexit promoters have all said that immigration levels wo...
by Flinders
9 Jun 2018, 8:57am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Have Evans Dropped Garmin?
Replies: 17
Views: 451

Re: Have Evans Dropped Garmin?

A lot of people swear by Garmin. But we had one a long time ago, and when it failed, it was impossible to get in touch with Garmin for help. We tried every possible way we could think of, we struggled to find any contact details, and got no reply from any of them. We decided that we'd never buy anyt...
by Flinders
7 Jun 2018, 12:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: National Insurance cards
Replies: 15
Views: 547

Re: National Insurance cards

In the 80s you used to need both your NI number and a 'schedule D' number if you were self-employed, so that a company that was paying you a fee on an S/E basis for a service didn't pay NI and tax for you, as you'd be paying that for yourself. I certainly don't get asked for a schedule D number any ...
by Flinders
7 Jun 2018, 12:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 5690
Views: 164465

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

Before the vote I said that if we left, we would still get about the same amount of immigration, basically because we need it, but it would be more from non-EU countries. I rest my case.