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by stewamax
January 19th, 2019, 1:33 pm
Forum: Laughing Lemons
Topic: Cigarettes....
Replies: 4
Views: 308

Re: Cigarettes....

bungeejumper wrote:I have long believed that a nation that smokes camels can hardly expect to be taken seriously. :)

Not so. They are piquant when spit roasted: just tether a camel in front of a smoky fire and spit on it.
by stewamax
January 19th, 2019, 11:09 am
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: New Mattress
Replies: 25
Views: 635

Re: New Mattress

Dunlopillo latex foam (not memory foam) mattresses are excellent, last around 15 years (I have owned four - not all for me!), and are - inevitably - expensive. But a good investment.
by stewamax
January 19th, 2019, 10:56 am
Forum: Laughing Lemons
Topic: Cigarettes....
Replies: 4
Views: 308

Re: Cigarettes....

They actually don't like Brits: one said "We hope you croque, Monsieur"
by stewamax
January 15th, 2019, 7:49 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: I knew it
Replies: 29
Views: 822

Re: I knew it

malkymoo wrote:if you hold her head betwixt your legs

Within an elastic band around the beak first...
by stewamax
January 15th, 2019, 4:11 pm
Forum: Taxes
Topic: HMRC haven't yet calculated tax due
Replies: 6
Views: 431

Re: HMRC haven't yet calculated tax due

Taxpayer posted a covering letter with her return specifying that the return was caught by exclusion #81 (Top slicing relief) created I believe by cashing in some old Prudential insurance-linked bonds. I will suggest that before 31st January she write another letter to HMRC explaining that as far as...
by stewamax
January 15th, 2019, 3:52 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Central heating inhibitor
Replies: 21
Views: 604

Re: Central heating inhibitor

Drain-cocks that have not been opened for ages often jam: no water comes out because the washer has stuck to the seat. When this happens: - wait for the system to cool down - attach a drain hose to the cock (use a Jubilee clip to stop it being accidentally nudged off) - put a shallow drain pan under...
by stewamax
January 15th, 2019, 8:59 am
Forum: Taxes
Topic: HMRC haven't yet calculated tax due
Replies: 6
Views: 431

Re: HMRC haven't yet calculated tax due

Moved to Taxes board with shadow in DAK There may be late payment penalties and interest if the payments on account don't cover the liability. Presumably the taxpayer will also be making a payment on account before 31 January for 2018-19. She could always make an additional payment should she feel ...
by stewamax
January 14th, 2019, 9:25 pm
Forum: Taxes
Topic: HMRC haven't yet calculated tax due
Replies: 6
Views: 431

HMRC haven't yet calculated tax due

Moved to Taxes board with shadow in DAK A taxpayer submitted her 2017-8 return to HMRC on paper for HMRC to calculate tax due because it was ‘caught’ by one of the exclusions which are not handled by the HMRC’s online system or proprietary systems which are validated against HMRCs. Her online accou...
by stewamax
January 11th, 2019, 8:53 pm
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Selling houses and cctv
Replies: 8
Views: 492

Re: Selling houses and cctv

There are a couple of legal conundrums here: A. The ICO says that CCTV images you record of things outside your property are subject to the GDPR and DPA. However the GDPR and DPA refer to collecting and retaining information about people, and it begs the question of whether a photo (whether moving o...
by stewamax
January 11th, 2019, 10:40 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Land Rover
Replies: 8
Views: 549

Re: Land Rover

Landrover problems are mainly due to issues with diesel engines and concerns about trade in China. Quite; not a joking matter. It seems odd that JLR - who have been market savvy in the past - should be reacting so late to the fall-off in demand for diesel power (something obvious even before Diesel...
by stewamax
January 6th, 2019, 9:13 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: React Native, node.js, Expo, Redux
Replies: 5
Views: 302

Re: React Native, node.js, Expo, Redux

Since you ‘hate paperwork’, beware that writing error-free code can itself be a very pernickety detail job! I think you may be jumping into the deep end unnecessarily. Of the languages, HTML and CSS fluency is a must, followed by reasonable Javascript. This is for the client end. For the server end ...
by stewamax
January 6th, 2019, 12:27 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: canon iP2500 ink absorber
Replies: 2
Views: 193

Re: canon iP2500 ink absorber

If that model has ink absorbers (plural) similar to those of its bigger brother the Pixma iP6600, there is an absorber below the cartridge 'rail' which is relatively easy to get at and clean, and there is also one within the base of the printer that is a nightmare to get at. You could, however, try ...
by stewamax
January 5th, 2019, 9:57 pm
Forum: Laughing Lemons
Topic: Phew
Replies: 10
Views: 731

Re: Phew

You youngsters.
My memory is B&W in the silent era.
We used to hire a pianist play frantically at appropriate moments.
And the jerky film was not a camera deficiency.
by stewamax
January 5th, 2019, 9:49 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Messaging HMRC
Replies: 4
Views: 474

Re: Messaging HMRC

You can webchat or phone apparently... Indeed. The problem is that Webchat is either solidly busy or unavailable, and ringing them needs patience and tolerance of a phone bill. Either the Gateway service is secure or it isn't. And if authentication and session security (https) are adequate for a we...
by stewamax
January 5th, 2019, 9:04 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Messaging HMRC
Replies: 4
Views: 474

Messaging HMRC

If logged on via the Government Gateway it used to be possible to send messages to HMRC about my tax account - and have them answered.
DAK whether this facility was withdrawn or is it just well-hidden?
Messaging now appears to be one way only: HMRC to me.
by stewamax
January 4th, 2019, 2:39 pm
Forum: Laughing Lemons
Topic: Phew
Replies: 10
Views: 731

Re: Phew

True story (overheard by me):
Person A: I suffer from premature sleep
Person B: Do you mean during or after?
Person A: Before
by stewamax
January 3rd, 2019, 11:17 am
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Account holder for unincorporated members association
Replies: 1
Views: 277

Account holder for unincorporated members association

A. What please is the correct ‘style’ for the name (and address) of the bank account holder/s of an unincorporated members association? If Joe Smith is the club secretary of small non-league club Kickem United (which has both a ground and a small office in Bootem Street, Footyton– i.e. has a legiti...
by stewamax
January 2nd, 2019, 7:21 pm
Forum: Drink
Topic: The Beer You Are Drinking Right Now
Replies: 640
Views: 33665

Re: The Beer You Are Drinking Right Now

A final post on my Kalea German beer Advent Calendar... Of the 24, my favourite was not the lethal 8.5% Bad Santa's Gypsysud 2018 dunkler weizen doppelbock but a dumpy bottle of Detmolder Herb made with Tettnanger and Hallertauer hops. I discounted three of the beers as I am not a fan of weissbiers....
by stewamax
January 2nd, 2019, 12:42 pm
Forum: Laughing Lemons
Topic: Starter for 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 357

Re: Starter for 2019

... and the dictionary definition of recursion: see 'recursion'
by stewamax
December 31st, 2018, 9:41 pm
Forum: Music, Theatre, TV and Film
Topic: June Whitfield
Replies: 2
Views: 253

Re: June Whitfield

I have just finished listening to a YouTube episode of the Glums.
June's "Oh Ron..." to Dick Bentley (the thicko fiance) is as funny as it ever was, unlike most of the later comedy shows.
"Take it from Here" (and "Round the Horne") are ageless.

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