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by Watis
August 16th, 2019, 9:12 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: You can't get lost with this App - What3Words
Replies: 28
Views: 698

Re: You can't get lost with this App - What3Words

AleisterCrowley wrote:People in general aren't good at grid refs. Add a noisy radio channel and stress, and 'GRID 513296 174629 is a lot more difficult than "fragrant.wombat.turd"


Hey - now everybody will know where I live!

Watis
by Watis
August 16th, 2019, 8:50 am
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Who Would be Responsible?
Replies: 23
Views: 764

Re: Who Would be Responsible?

If the leaseholder were to sue it would be on the basis that the landlord had an obligation to insure, and they failed to do so (breach of contract). This would be unlikely - stock, fixtures and fittings are the leaseholder's responsibility, and nothing to do with buildings insurance (for which the...
by Watis
August 14th, 2019, 4:16 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Thoroughly depressing
Replies: 105
Views: 5302

Re: Thoroughly depressing

I bet the BBC fly over a team of 20 people to film Greta arriving by sailing boat in a few weeks :D I'm not sure why or how Greta has become the poster girl for the climate change industry. But I do wonder at: - the carbon cost of the boat she'll be sailing in? - the cost of any rescue mission, sho...
by Watis
August 7th, 2019, 3:44 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: DAK what this is?
Replies: 4
Views: 440

Re: DAK what this is?

kiloran wrote:Isn't it something to do with tapestry/cross-stitch/sewing/weaving whatever?

--kiloran


Yes, a loom.

Watis
by Watis
August 6th, 2019, 12:10 pm
Forum: Biscuit Bar
Topic: Favourite Threads / Posts
Replies: 22
Views: 608

Re: Favourite Threads / Posts

DAK if there is a way to mark a particular post or a particular thread so that it can be found easily in future? TIA Maylix Yes - click the spanner button at the top or bottom of the thread to reveal a drop down menu allowing you to either subscribe or bookmark a thread. I believe that subscribing ...
by Watis
August 5th, 2019, 9:20 am
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Printer Recommendation ?
Replies: 11
Views: 629

Re: Printer Recommendation ?

Canon Pixma MG3650. Ludicrously cheap. Ink lasts a long time. Also copies and scans. Recommended by Which a couple of years ago, and still recommended now. V8 inkjet. currently £49 on amazon. Canon PIXMA MG2550S 4800 X 600 All-in-One Printer is currently £25 . Another recommendation for a Pixma if ...
by Watis
August 1st, 2019, 2:39 pm
Forum: Photography
Topic: Which cloud, if any?
Replies: 10
Views: 586

Re: Which cloud, if any?

It's a similar issue on Facebook. Someone I used to work with died suddenly last year at an early age. It would have been their birthday the other day. Facebook suggested I might want to post something on their wall to celebrate this. Well, I had a look anyway - and found that five 'friends' had sen...
by Watis
July 29th, 2019, 2:19 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: My idea of Hell!
Replies: 31
Views: 1321

Re: My idea of Hell!

Howyoudoin wrote:
simsqu wrote:My wife and I are going on our first ever cruise next week. Does anyone have any advice for first-timers?

thanks


I think BnC is our resident expert on Cruising. Especially if you need any advice on seating etiquette.

HYD


You remember that too! We have long memories, HYD!

Watis
by Watis
July 25th, 2019, 12:31 pm
Forum: Banking Sector
Topic: Facebook's currency: Implications for Banking
Replies: 23
Views: 2593

Re: Facebook's currency: Implications for Banking

I have no information aboout the proposed 'Libra' currency but I'm guessing that it will require an app, which will itself require a smartphone to run on. I know from my work with a charity that provides support in another African country that most of the population could not afford a smartphone. An...
by Watis
July 25th, 2019, 11:48 am
Forum: Banking Sector
Topic: Facebook's currency: Implications for Banking
Replies: 23
Views: 2593

Re: Facebook's currency: Implications for Banking

Africa - and Kenya in particular - have the M-Pesa system, which uses dumb phones to transfer money. It relies on the SIM card and text messages. Here are a couple of sites explaining the system in detail: https://www.investopedia.com/terms/m/mpesa.asp https://www.economist.com/the-economist-explain...
by Watis
July 25th, 2019, 9:02 am
Forum: Living Below Your Means
Topic: Charging my car
Replies: 12
Views: 1139

Re: Charging my car

As a driver myself, I am aware that for all of us, the problem is that driving somewhere feels like it's free. Having given this some thought, I have decided that it is because, in our minds, the act of paying for fuel is divorced from the act of expending it. If petrol was free but you had to put a...
by Watis
July 25th, 2019, 8:49 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Have I Got News for You
Replies: 7
Views: 376

Re: Have I Got News for You

. . . and people wonder why the BBC is perceived as institutionally left-wing!

Watis
by Watis
July 24th, 2019, 12:04 pm
Forum: Retirement Investing (inc FIRE)
Topic: FIRE hits The Guardian
Replies: 15
Views: 1972

Re: FIRE hits The Guardian

None of the self-promoting FIRE types you come across have actually RE'd, they've just changed careers instead into publishing, coaching, non-regulated investment advice, stating the b* obvious, etc. Nothing wrong with switching careers; in these cases from (usually) high earning careers into more ...
by Watis
July 22nd, 2019, 8:54 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: How do rockets accelerate in space?
Replies: 45
Views: 2743

Re: How do rockets accelerate in space?

All orbiting things will eventually fall out of the sky (ie the orbit will decay to the point where they hit the ground). So when do you expect the moon to hit the earth? Or when will Uranus hit the sun. The Moon will never hit the earth, since it is actually moving away. Hence, a time will come wh...
by Watis
July 18th, 2019, 3:21 pm
Forum: Land of Off Topic Posts
Topic: That's me!
Replies: 5
Views: 1063

Re: That's me!

XFool wrote:Would you recognise your own leg?

Man finds own amputated leg on cigarette packets without consent

BBC News


The article said he was 'stunned' to discover this.

I'd be hopping mad!

Watis
by Watis
July 18th, 2019, 2:39 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: World Record attempt
Replies: 13
Views: 1048

Re: World Record attempt

Now we're just going round in circles.

Watis
by Watis
July 18th, 2019, 2:15 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: World Record attempt
Replies: 13
Views: 1048

Re: World Record attempt

That's not a very positive reply.

Where's the encouragement to try again, perhaps with advice on how to memorise pi to at least 70 thousand places.

Here's what Michael is working towards: http://pi-world-ranking-list.com/index. ... ategory=pi

Watis
by Watis
July 11th, 2019, 1:32 pm
Forum: Retirement Investing (inc FIRE)
Topic: FIRE starts today
Replies: 20
Views: 2372

Re: FIRE starts today

JohnB wrote:Join a happy club. What do you plan to do with all released time, good works, or frittering it away like me?


Long distance running, I would have thought.

Watis
by Watis
July 8th, 2019, 10:11 am
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Varifocals
Replies: 28
Views: 787

Re: Varifocals

About ten years ago, I switched to varifocals overnight without any issues at all. I'm wondering whether your issues might be explained by an error in the fitting. Specifically, whether the lenses are the correct distance from your eyes and whether the centres of the lenses are the same distance apa...
by Watis
July 5th, 2019, 10:44 am
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Rail track workers
Replies: 18
Views: 1659

Re: Rail track workers

pochisoldi wrote:
The lookout should be primarily using their eyes to look for trains, not their ears. Therefore he can wear ear defenders.


D'oh!

Of course they use their eyes and can therefore wear ear defenders!

Forgive me, it's the end of a busy week.

Watis

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