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by kiloran
October 22nd, 2019, 5:54 pm
Forum: Cars, Driving, Motorbikes or any Transport
Topic: Sales of green spray paint to soar
Replies: 1
Views: 126

Sales of green spray paint to soar

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-50122268

Hmmm.... the proposal sounds like it could (will) be easily abused

--kiloran
by kiloran
October 21st, 2019, 8:49 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: It really does make you wonder.....
Replies: 8
Views: 293

Re: It really does make you wonder.....

stewamax wrote:It does look remarkably like a cosmologist's impression of a black hole where space-time is warped to a point!

Nah. It's a wormhole to another universe. Or maybe Burnley.

--kiloran
by kiloran
October 20th, 2019, 9:10 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Simple thermostat
Replies: 14
Views: 486

Re: Simple thermostat

Without being told otherwise, I would place the probability of her having any form of internet connection to be close to zero. I'm no expert on these things, but perhaps something like: https://www.screwfix.com/p/honeywell-y6 ... stat/84067 Of course you'd then have the problem of what happens shou...
by kiloran
October 20th, 2019, 9:00 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Simple thermostat
Replies: 14
Views: 486

Re: Simple thermostat

From https://www.hivehome.com/connects-with/alexa Hive Active Heating Set the temperature of your heating (We currently only support whole number degree requests) Alexa, tell Hive to turn the heating on Alexa, tell Hive to turn the heating on to 20 degrees Alexa, tell Hive to turn the heating off A...
by kiloran
October 20th, 2019, 4:01 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Simple thermostat
Replies: 14
Views: 486

Re: Simple thermostat

Surprisingly, being supposedly the most high tech, I think Nest might work well. It needs power, but connects wirelessly to a receiver at the boiler. The control is very obvious, it’s suppose to learn from your schedule, turning on/off when you’re likely to want it on. Does your mum have dementia o...
by kiloran
October 20th, 2019, 12:14 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Simple thermostat
Replies: 14
Views: 486

Simple thermostat

My mum has a basic electromechanical rotary thermostat to control her combi. It's less than ideal.... it's positioned halfway up the stairs and seems to have 2-3 degC of hysteresis (dead band), so is on for a long time when it heats up (by which time the temperature in the living room is too high), ...
by kiloran
October 17th, 2019, 1:32 pm
Forum: Bitter Lemons
Topic: Women Drivers
Replies: 19
Views: 807

Re: Women Drivers

A few years ago now when two of my grand daughters were under five I regularly took them with me when I walked their dog a beautiful black Lab. On the route a busy road narrowed and there was a raised section. Whilst not a Zebra crossing it was used as one at your peril. Over a two year period ther...
by kiloran
October 13th, 2019, 9:48 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread
Replies: 812
Views: 54837

Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

Tea break spot at the bothy (bottom left of the picture) https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48892259192_04d80d5f7b_b.jpg Ryvoan bothy, I guess. I spent a few nights there in Dec 1974, on a week's walk around the Cairngorms. Friggin' cold, my socks froze solid every night and needed a good bashing ...
by kiloran
October 12th, 2019, 9:21 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: RIP Alexey Leonov
Replies: 6
Views: 647

Re: RIP Alexey Leonov

<pedant mode>
I reckon Armstrong was the first to actually walk in space.

Leonov was the first to float in space.

</pedant mode>
by kiloran
October 12th, 2019, 5:16 pm
Forum: Investment Trusts and Unit Trusts
Topic: Hargreaves Lansdown Comparison Tool query
Replies: 4
Views: 687

Re: Hargreaves Lansdown Comparison Tool query

Bouleversee asked a question relating to a JP Morgan fund and was wondering how it compared against CTY. Using the HL comparison tool - for the last 5 years, there is not a lot to chose from the two funds. Which is correct - a Total Return of <10% (graph 1) or >40% (graph 2) ? Your first example st...
by kiloran
October 12th, 2019, 5:10 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Win 10 upgrade
Replies: 12
Views: 793

Re: Win 10 upgrade

I was left with little confidence in my backup, so I am starting again. I lost faith completely with Acronis after using it for many years but ending with regular bouts of failures and non-verified back-ups, similar to your experience here. Since moving to Macrium Reflect (free version for home use...
by kiloran
October 11th, 2019, 4:16 pm
Forum: Cars, Driving, Motorbikes or any Transport
Topic: Winter Tyres in the UK. A good idea? Practicalities
Replies: 20
Views: 890

Re: Winter Tyres in the UK. A good idea? Practicalities

I'm in west-central scotland and my front-wheel drive cars for the past 11 years have been shod with factory-fitted Continental Sport Contact tyres. I've never been over-impressed with them, especially in light snow, so last year I replaced them with Michelin Cross Climate. Not much snow to test the...
by kiloran
October 9th, 2019, 7:46 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: 50 years old
Replies: 83
Views: 2361

Re: 50 years old

I take a number of supplements although I vary them every so often. One is boron 3mg to improve joints also fishoil which also assists with inflammation of joints. I know the fish oil has that effect as a week or do after I stop taking it I get joint aches which generally I dont have. That goes awa...
by kiloran
October 9th, 2019, 9:30 am
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: phones with compass
Replies: 58
Views: 2787

Re: phones with compass

As regards putting the phone on silent so it doesn't wake you up, I've discovered another backward step with the Moto G6 - one can cannot put it on "do not disturb" for one hour - it will only go on silent, permanently. I would often use the "one hour" on my G4 though clearly Le...
by kiloran
October 7th, 2019, 3:49 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Ditching Sky. Best alternative?
Replies: 12
Views: 1501

Re: Ditching Sky. Best alternative?

And then there's the Sky+ box. A superb bit of technology in itself. Not so superb at kiloran castle. We got through 3 Sky+ boxes in about 5 years. They kept locking up and the only cure was to do a full reset so we lost everything we had recorded. Sky apologised each time and replaced them, but ul...
by kiloran
October 5th, 2019, 9:10 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread
Replies: 812
Views: 54837

Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

scotia wrote:I travelled up north past the Cromarty Firth on Friday - but missed seeing the carrier. I'll pay more attention on my journey south on Monday.

This may help you locate it https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/ho ... 86/zoom:14
Currently docked at Invergordon

--kiloran
by kiloran
October 5th, 2019, 12:23 pm
Forum: Biscuit Bar
Topic: Search indices broken?
Replies: 6
Views: 825

Re: Search indices broken?

stooz wrote:Y I have spent hours with the IT team about their poor service.

I thought you were the IT team ;)

--kiloran
by kiloran
October 3rd, 2019, 8:47 am
Forum: How Do I Invest
Topic: Newbie question about ETFs
Replies: 9
Views: 797

Re: Newbie question about ETFs

As far as I can judge from https://www.google.com/search?q=lon%3Aveve&rlz=1C1CHBF_enGB825GB825&oq=lon%3Aveve&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i58.3845j0j1&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 the price at the end of 2015 was 33.09 and at the end of 2016 it was 41.99. So the return is (41.99 + 0.79) / 33....
by kiloran
October 2nd, 2019, 8:54 pm
Forum: Biscuit Bar
Topic: POLITE DISCUSSIONS Its still HERE!!
Replies: 66
Views: 17728

Re: POLITE DISCUSSIONS Its still HERE!!

Wizard wrote:I have requested to join, but then no idea where I see Polite Discussion.

It's been prorogued ;)

--kiloran
by kiloran
October 2nd, 2019, 7:41 pm
Forum: Cars, Driving, Motorbikes or any Transport
Topic: Just because it passed
Replies: 8
Views: 2058

Re: Just because it passed

Talking of Darwin Awards.... https://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/news/d ... 1557840984

Ye Gods!

--kiloran

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