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by Slarti
September 23rd, 2018, 6:30 pm
Forum: Science
Topic: Aren't we clever?
Replies: 14
Views: 228

Re: Aren't we clever?

So yes, if we got rid of NASA and used those funds to fight poverty and famine we might ease some suffering. It has been argued that the returns from the space programmes, in materials, medicine, communications, weather forecasting, etc have more than returned the cost by improving everybody's live...
by Slarti
September 23rd, 2018, 6:19 pm
Forum: Cars, Driving, Motorbikes or any Transport
Topic: Which bulb?
Replies: 5
Views: 111

Re: Which bulb?

My first port of call would be the car's handbook, to see what is says can be used. Slarti "Genuine parts". The manual states it's an H7 type bulb and the search I did was for bulbs compatible with my make and model (a Mk6 golf estate). Youtube provided enough video that I think it's a re...
by Slarti
September 23rd, 2018, 6:15 pm
Forum: Science
Topic: Aren't we clever?
Replies: 14
Views: 228

Re: Aren't we clever?

So yes, if we got rid of NASA and used those funds to fight poverty and famine we might ease some suffering. It has been argued that the returns from the space programmes, in materials, medicine, communications, weather forecasting, etc have more than returned the cost by improving everybody's live...
by Slarti
September 23rd, 2018, 3:37 pm
Forum: Cars, Driving, Motorbikes or any Transport
Topic: Which bulb?
Replies: 5
Views: 111

Re: Which bulb?

My first port of call would be the car's handbook, to see what is says can be used.

Slarti
by Slarti
September 22nd, 2018, 6:55 pm
Forum: Music, Theatre, TV and Film
Topic: Strictly 2018 - the return
Replies: 5
Views: 165

Re: Strictly 2018 - the return

Danny John-Jules (Red Dwarf). Danny is quite an old geezer, but looks smooth, seems fun, and he does seem to have a few good moves. He's paired with Amy (one of the new dancers from last year) which can only be a step up for Amy after being paired last year with Brian Conley. He could be a surprise...
by Slarti
September 22nd, 2018, 4:50 pm
Forum: Books and Reading
Topic: Rule Britannia
Replies: 3
Views: 143

Re: Rule Britannia

I did read that, many years ago, possibly from the library and quite enjoyed it, though I can no longer remember the ending so I won't be doing any spoilers. :lol:

Slarti
by Slarti
September 21st, 2018, 12:06 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: NatWest problems
Replies: 7
Views: 162

Re: NatWest problems

But my shortcut to login no longer works and it looks like they've included some sort of cookie check in the page address. So they changed something on the login process and that broke everything for a while? I only ever type http://www.natwest.com, but what comes up is https://personal.natwest.com...
by Slarti
September 21st, 2018, 11:10 am
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: NatWest problems
Replies: 7
Views: 162

Re: NatWest problems

So what could have gone wrong that removes Natwest from the internet? Whatever it was, it now appears fixed. Oh no it isn't! "Sorry, the page you are trying to access is unavailable." For the customer login, just now. Edit: Clicking "Restart Login" got me to the login page and I...
by Slarti
September 20th, 2018, 5:12 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Story Songs
Replies: 68
Views: 1349

Re: Story Songs

sunnyjoe wrote:Stiff Little Fingers - Running bear https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_N_Vj5ISWo


Johnny Preston, surely? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3meEmDpaDU :lol:

Slarti
by Slarti
September 20th, 2018, 12:14 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Whiter than White
Replies: 10
Views: 359

Re: Whiter than White

You only have to watch some of the old TV comedies to see that race, gay and gender jokes were routine back then. Now that kind of humour is only allowed if it lampoons straight white males . . Hmm. Having been to a few comedy gigs recently, I can tell your that jokes about race, gay and gender are...
by Slarti
September 19th, 2018, 12:43 pm
Forum: Laughing Lemons
Topic: Pot holes USA
Replies: 1
Views: 278

Re: Pot holes USA

In Malta they drive on the shady side of the road, so I'm told.
by Slarti
September 18th, 2018, 5:09 pm
Forum: The Natural World
Topic: Another plant identification request.
Replies: 26
Views: 436

Re: Another plant identification request.

madhatter wrote: and hope to add Mallow as well


Why do you want the mallow?

I'm fighting it a bit like ground elder. It comes up between the flowers we do want and is a real bu99er to shift. I mean, an 9" root stem?

Slarti
by Slarti
September 18th, 2018, 12:03 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: King Size or Super King Size bed?
Replies: 18
Views: 740

Re: King Size or Super King Size bed?

Having done a European touring holiday this summer, staying it lots of different hotels, we did like the larger beds we had in some. Warning, it is a shock to the system when you find that you are staying somewhere with what was described as a double, but that you think is a 3/4 sized bed :shock: T...
by Slarti
September 17th, 2018, 5:36 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Colour Printers
Replies: 21
Views: 466

Re: Colour Printers

Cost isn't too much of an issue other than not wanting to be suckered into expensive consumables. Most printers seem to be sold at a loss, masking their money on the many ink cartridges you then end up buying (especially as they seem to dry out if left unused). HP in particular are known in the pas...
by Slarti
September 17th, 2018, 5:14 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Colour Printers
Replies: 21
Views: 466

Re: Colour Printers

My suggestion would be, whatever make you go for, look for a business standard machine. They cost more to buy, but the supplies usually work out to be much cheaper. One with at least 4 distinct colour cartridges, so you aren't throwing away half a cartridge of one colour, because another has run out...
by Slarti
September 17th, 2018, 1:01 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: King Size or Super King Size bed?
Replies: 18
Views: 740

Re: King Size or Super King Size bed?

We have in our house abroad (bought it with the house) a very comfortable bed which is in effect two singles, each with own base,springs, legs and own mattress with head and foot boards spanning the pair, we each have our own duvet (different weights) and there is no sag/roll to centre and it has t...
by Slarti
September 17th, 2018, 12:50 pm
Forum: The Natural World
Topic: Another plant identification request.
Replies: 26
Views: 436

Re: Another plant identification request.

Not a particularly attractive weed wild flower, unlike that Foxglove next to it. That depends on whether you are a butterfly or not, or even if you value a rich natural world beyond merely cosmetic values. http://www.wildflowersuk.com/details.asp?ID=152 I'll have another word with her and see if it...
by Slarti
September 17th, 2018, 12:45 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Wot!wot!wot!? Latest MS update.
Replies: 7
Views: 377

Re: Wot!wot!wot!? Latest MS update.

Oh dear. I never noticed the date. :oops:

Slarti
by Slarti
September 16th, 2018, 5:40 pm
Forum: The Natural World
Topic: Another plant identification request.
Replies: 26
Views: 436

Re: Another plant identification request.

Slarti wrote:I shall go and bruise a leaf tomorrow and see if it smells of garlic.


Yep, mild garlic smell, so identification achieved.

SWMBO says to remove it, so I shall.

Cheers
Slarti
by Slarti
September 16th, 2018, 5:38 pm
Forum: Cars, Driving, Motorbikes or any Transport
Topic: Brake linings (attn MonsterMork)
Replies: 19
Views: 697

Re: Brake linings (attn MonsterMork)

But isn't it annoying how in moments of braking crisis we don't think to grab the handbrake. Even more annoying that, for many of us, that is no longer an option. I'd hate to think what would happen if, in a braking emergency, I pushed the button that applies the parking brake. Shattered disks? Sla...

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