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by Nimrod103
November 9th, 2019, 8:20 am
Forum: The Natural World
Topic: Lemon trees in the UK
Replies: 5
Views: 331

Lemon trees in the UK

I have bought a couple of small lemon trees to grow in my unheated conservatory. The minimum temperature in winter gets down to about 5 deg C on particularly cold nights, but never freezing. Mostly the winter night time temperature is about 8-10. Does anyone have experience of growing lemons? I thou...
by Nimrod103
November 4th, 2019, 6:23 pm
Forum: The Natural World
Topic: Leaf Drop in 3, 2, 1 ...
Replies: 12
Views: 849

Re: Leaf Drop in 3, 2, 1 ...

Leaf compost often disappoints because the trees have removed most of the nutrients, and it tends to rot down to nothing. But it does no harm to try. In Kent autumn has been very wet, but the trees have had good colour. It doesn't rot down to nothing, and is an excellent soil conditioner, but it is...
by Nimrod103
November 3rd, 2019, 9:11 pm
Forum: Oil & Gas & Energy (Sector & Companies)
Topic: Shale matters
Replies: 39
Views: 4614

Re: Shale matters

Nimrod, From a technical perspective, one minor quibble aside, I would fully agree with you that fracced wells are perfectly safe. And that would especially be so in the UK because of the regulatory regime we have. The minor quibble has to do with the increased seismic activity which does occur. Wh...
by Nimrod103
November 3rd, 2019, 4:36 pm
Forum: Oil & Gas & Energy (Sector & Companies)
Topic: Shale matters
Replies: 39
Views: 4614

Re: Shale matters

I understand that the BP. field on the Isle of Purbeck has used fracking for many years. What adverse effects have been observed? TJH AIUI Wytch Farm field has been water flooded but none of the reservoirs have been fracced in the accepted oil industry meaning. I believe about 200 wells have been f...
by Nimrod103
November 3rd, 2019, 3:26 pm
Forum: Oil & Gas & Energy (Sector & Companies)
Topic: Shale matters
Replies: 39
Views: 4614

Re: Shale matters

The anti-fraccers do not understand science, engineering or risks. To them the sky is falling, and nothing we say will persuade them otherwise. Hmm. I have a degree in chemistry, worked in a lab, developed computer models and taught mathematics courses from time to time as part of my day job for qu...
by Nimrod103
November 2nd, 2019, 9:38 pm
Forum: Oil & Gas & Energy (Sector & Companies)
Topic: Shale matters
Replies: 39
Views: 4614

Re: Shale matters

Whilst I am extremely disappointed to see this outcome to what I believe was likely to have been a major new source of energy independence for the UK - In an island as overcrowded as the UK where there is almost no green larger than a postage stamp in and around major population centres, it was nev...
by Nimrod103
November 2nd, 2019, 6:15 pm
Forum: Oil & Gas & Energy (Sector & Companies)
Topic: Shale matters
Replies: 39
Views: 4614

Re: Shale matters

Whilst I am extremely disappointed to see this outcome to what I believe was likely to have been a major new source of energy independence for the UK - In an island as overcrowded as the UK where there is almost no green larger than a postage stamp in and around major population centres, it was nev...
by Nimrod103
October 13th, 2019, 11:02 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Transfer SIM/Data from iPhone 5s to 6s
Replies: 1
Views: 742

Transfer SIM/Data from iPhone 5s to 6s

I want to upgrade from my 5s (secondhand gift from my son) to a 6 (secondhand gift from my daughter). On youtube there is a videa showing how to do this using iTunes on a PC (I have not yet downloaded iTunes), but my kids say I should subscribe to an iCloud account to do the transfer. I would rather...
by Nimrod103
September 29th, 2019, 9:16 pm
Forum: Oil & Gas & Energy (Sector & Companies)
Topic: Renewables scam and destruction of the landscape
Replies: 0
Views: 1244

Renewables scam and destruction of the landscape

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/health-fitness/mind/two-kayakers-fought-save-river-snowdonia-help-american-clothing/ This story caught my attention. RWE Innogy put forward a plan, approved by the National Trust who own the Conwy river and waterfalls, to detroy that fall by diverting the water through a ...
by Nimrod103
September 25th, 2019, 11:02 am
Forum: Airport Lounge
Topic: Thomas Cook in liquidation.
Replies: 23
Views: 1984

Re: Thomas Cook in liquidation.

HYD he may have already looked at it but the ATOL website is quite helpful. Dod The small print of our TC flight confirmation states that we’re not covered by ATOL. Complete fluke that the Mrs put the flights on her credit card as they would usually go on the debit card but what a good warning for ...
by Nimrod103
August 24th, 2019, 1:12 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Google Maps live traffic
Replies: 6
Views: 1518

Google Maps live traffic

Can somebody explain how Google maps records live traffic data and how reliable it is? I'm currently looking at a main road to the coast, wiere there are shown jams at the predicted congestion points. Are they real, or just a prediction based on previous data?
by Nimrod103
August 16th, 2019, 11:12 pm
Forum: Oil & Gas & Energy (Sector & Companies)
Topic: Hurricane Energy (HUR)
Replies: 727
Views: 118048

Re: Hurricane Energy (HUR)

Volume data without pressure data is of limited value mind you. regards, dspp I believe pressure data in such a fractured reservoir (assuming good aquifer support) will be meaningless. The important piece of info for determining reserves is water cut. If there is very limited aquifer support, gas c...
by Nimrod103
July 30th, 2019, 8:49 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Welsh Lamb
Replies: 85
Views: 3983

Re: Welsh Lamb

This isn't rocket science is it ? Surely lamb from Wales has got to be cheaper than lamb shipped from New Zealand. We can't buy it if they choose to sell it to the EU....... Actually no. New Zealand lamb has much lower production costs, whilst container shipping makes the additional transport costs...
by Nimrod103
July 15th, 2019, 6:46 pm
Forum: Cars, Driving, Motorbikes or any Transport
Topic: Car insurance for driving in France
Replies: 8
Views: 3209

Re: Car insurance for driving in France

Admiral, who are about as cheap and cheerful as you can get from a comparison site, say GB, NI, IoM, Channel Islands, "any other country that is a member of the EU" and Norway, Croatia, Switzerland, Andorra, and Lichtenstein. Only if the trip is over 90 days do they need to be informed. N...
by Nimrod103
July 15th, 2019, 1:34 pm
Forum: Cars, Driving, Motorbikes or any Transport
Topic: Car insurance for driving in France
Replies: 8
Views: 3209

Car insurance for driving in France

I assumed that UK car insurance covered driving in the EU as well. Having checked my policy documents (with Churchill) I have that I have to pay an additional £45 to get this cover. Is this a new development, or only for cheap policies bought through comparison websites? I don't remember a box on th...
by Nimrod103
July 15th, 2019, 6:18 am
Forum: The Natural World
Topic: Wildlife meadows
Replies: 20
Views: 4290

Re: Wildlife meadows

As far as one could tell he had been planting cowslips only. End result grass + lots of cowslips. Good for the cowslips I suppose but why restrict yourself to that? There are loads of wild plants that are suited to chalky soils. Perhaps everyone is afraid to tell him? ... Indeed. I thought the cows...
by Nimrod103
July 14th, 2019, 4:47 pm
Forum: The Natural World
Topic: Potted plant watering
Replies: 5
Views: 3676

Potted plant watering

Has anyone tried the method of watering potted plants while on holiday using inverted plastic drink bottles filled with water? I saw it on Youtube, with drilling some small holes in the cap, but with one small hole, the water never drains out, and with two, the water drains in 24 hours - I was hopin...
by Nimrod103
July 14th, 2019, 4:38 pm
Forum: The Natural World
Topic: rowan berries and birds
Replies: 4
Views: 3665

Re: rowan berries and birds

We have an attractive Rowan tree which puts on a lot of flourish, then at this time of year the resulting berries are just changing to orange. And if this year matches all previous years, we will never see them turning to a bright orange, since the birds descend on them and can strip the tree in a ...
by Nimrod103
July 1st, 2019, 8:47 am
Forum: Pedants' Place
Topic: Braking News
Replies: 11
Views: 2052

Re: Braking News

Courtesy of The Independent, about potentially dangerous substances detected on the Underground: Metals from rail and break friction are highly reactive and will damage delicate lining of the lung, like welding fumes do. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/london-underground-tfl-tube-du...
by Nimrod103
June 17th, 2019, 8:40 am
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Vodafone and Disqus
Replies: 11
Views: 2141

Re: Vodafone and Disqus

Thanks for all the responses. I realized is was a router problem because it happened when I changed to Vodafone, and was also affecting my iPad running Safari. I changed the DNS to 1.1.1.1, and now it works OK.

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