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by redsturgeon
October 20th, 2019, 7:54 pm
Forum: Biscuit Bar
Topic: A proposal to relabel the Polite Discussions board
Replies: 31
Views: 1937

Re: A proposal to relabel the Polite Discussions board

I really don't get the big hangup with the polite bit, this place (TLF) is just so tame by comparison with most of the chat on WWW. Which is fair enough, very good in fact :) . I don't think I've ever really had anything particularly rude said to me on PD. Matt Good. It seems to be working just fin...
by redsturgeon
October 20th, 2019, 5:08 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 36
Views: 1602

Re: Brexit

Does anyone know what's going on? After yesterday, I seem to have lost the plot. It would seem that Bercow could refuse the Boris deal being voted on tomorrow- presumably because he withdrew it after the Letwin amendment And the speaker won't allow the same thing to be brought forward twice. So Bor...
by redsturgeon
October 18th, 2019, 4:08 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Coffee
Replies: 31
Views: 1620

Re: Coffee

I like coffee made in a cafetière. My view is that any ground coffee is basically fine, but it goes stale very quickly, by which I mean a day or two at most. (It is the staleness which translates to a bitter flavour in the drink, I believe). To avoid vast amounts of waste, therefore, I buy coffee b...
by redsturgeon
October 18th, 2019, 3:51 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Coffee
Replies: 31
Views: 1620

Re: Coffee

Illy coffee is my favourite for a supermarket available brand. Not cheap but tastes the best to me.

John
by redsturgeon
October 15th, 2019, 4:38 pm
Forum: Macro and Global Topics
Topic: Musk endeavours
Replies: 3481
Views: 117465

Re: Musk endeavours

I passed the Tesla store on the A4 coming into London today, stopped in traffic so had a good look at the front ends of the Tesla S, X and 3 they had in the window. I must say that the S and the X look a lot better than the 3 from that angle. The 3 looks like it should have something in the front ra...
by redsturgeon
October 15th, 2019, 10:44 am
Forum: Property Investment Discussions
Topic: Furniture Fire Regulations
Replies: 6
Views: 942

Re: Furniture Fire Regulations

I guess there should be a carbon monoxide alarm too. Do you have any thoughts regarding items left in the flat which she had assumed would be removed (tins of paint etc). Is it really OK for the landlord to treat the space which he is renting out as his own personal storage area? Many thanks John 1...
by redsturgeon
October 15th, 2019, 6:55 am
Forum: Property Investment Discussions
Topic: Furniture Fire Regulations
Replies: 6
Views: 942

Re: Furniture Fire Regulations

My daughter has just rented a flat and when she was given the inventory to sign she read that none of the soft furnishings had any fire labels as required by law. Seems a little curious. Was it the case, as you appear to state, that the inventory stated that none of the soft furnishings had any fir...
by redsturgeon
October 14th, 2019, 9:42 am
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Mac latest OS Catalina
Replies: 2
Views: 835

Mac latest OS Catalina

I've been Mac for about 6 years and apart from the odd difficulty it has been great. My 2013 Macbook Pro has performed faultlessly all that time and with a new battery (fitted by me) it still works well. Each year or so I have upgraded to the latest operating system with no trouble, it's free and ta...
by redsturgeon
October 14th, 2019, 8:15 am
Forum: Property Investment Discussions
Topic: Furniture Fire Regulations
Replies: 6
Views: 942

Furniture Fire Regulations

I wonder if any landlords here can give my their take on the Furniture Fire Regulations and whether they actually matter? My daughter has just rented a flat and when she was given the inventory to sign she read that none of the soft furnishings had any fire labels as required by law. Reading these r...
by redsturgeon
October 12th, 2019, 4:02 pm
Forum: Cars, Driving, Motorbikes or any Transport
Topic: Winter Tyres in the UK. A good idea? Practicalities
Replies: 20
Views: 1628

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

I think cars in the 60s and 70s were better in snow due to the much narrower tyres. Fashions have changed for the worse. I couldn't agree more, I came to the same conclusions. The wider tyres on modern cars distribute the weight over a larger area and the tyre does not seem to penetrate through, ju...
by redsturgeon
October 12th, 2019, 10:34 am
Forum: Music, Theatre, TV and Film
Topic: Any good films to watch?
Replies: 43
Views: 2797

Re: Any good films to watch?

Films I have watched many times and can always watch more...

1. Pulp Fiction
2. Blade Runner
3. Spirited Away
4. Mary Poppins
5. Alien
6. The Good the Bad and the Ugly
7. Good Will Hunting
8. Casablanca
9. Nightmare Before Xmas
10. The Hunger
by redsturgeon
October 12th, 2019, 10:22 am
Forum: REITs & Property Companies
Topic: The Brexit Effect?
Replies: 11
Views: 1319

Re: The Brexit Effect?

Moderator Message:
Please keep posts on topic. Any more general Brexit posts can be made on the many Brexit threads on Polite Discussions. Thank you
by redsturgeon
October 12th, 2019, 9:19 am
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Extinction Rebellion Demands
Replies: 20
Views: 1750

Re: Extinction Rebellion Demands

Moderator Message:
The original question has now been answered. Any further discussion can be continued on the thread on the Polite Discussions board. This thread is now closed.
by redsturgeon
October 11th, 2019, 3:19 pm
Forum: Macro and Global Topics
Topic: Musk endeavours
Replies: 3481
Views: 117465

Re: Musk endeavours

Sorry, was brought up around horse folk and assumed everyone else would be familiar with the term. Groom: Person who takes care of a pony/horse. In my case she looks after my Dartmoor black gelding. A cheeky chap who yesterday broke into my top garden and ate my plants and got called some very bad ...
by redsturgeon
October 11th, 2019, 1:16 pm
Forum: Macro and Global Topics
Topic: Musk endeavours
Replies: 3481
Views: 117465

Re: Musk endeavours

so & gave a hammer & auto centre pop for breaking car windows to my groom when she passed her driving test. Regards, ??? As a way to get out of a crashed vehicle when the doors don't work in case a fire starts, as recommended by a policeman to me many years ago. If you ever see a vehicle fi...
by redsturgeon
October 11th, 2019, 11:43 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: We surely are not alone?
Replies: 49
Views: 2350

Re: We surely are not alone?

Fabulous video of our Universe and just how utterly insignificant we really are. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoW8Tf7hTGA I don't know how significant we are nor indeed how significant the universe is. But we are the most complex objects in the universe and odds are that we are totally unique an...
by redsturgeon
October 11th, 2019, 11:31 am
Forum: Macro and Global Topics
Topic: Musk endeavours
Replies: 3481
Views: 117465

Re: Musk endeavours

odysseus2000 wrote: so & gave a hammer & auto centre pop for breaking car windows to my groom when she passed her driving test.

Regards,


???
by redsturgeon
October 11th, 2019, 9:39 am
Forum: Macro and Global Topics
Topic: Musk endeavours
Replies: 3481
Views: 117465

Re: Musk endeavours

BobbyD .but the throw away at the bottom shows an aspect of BEV's which is less often considered The Fort Lauderdale Fire Department did not see a visible fire when they responded to the crash, but they sprayed it with water and foam anyway, according to a National Transportation Safety Board inves...
by redsturgeon
October 11th, 2019, 8:21 am
Forum: Music, Theatre, TV and Film
Topic: The Capture BBC 1
Replies: 4
Views: 1089

Re: The Capture BBC 1

nimnarb wrote:Blimey..thx for this. just binge watched the lot.........very good indeed. At times confusing but it all came right at the end, I think....

anymore than 6 episodes.................?


Thanks, you just returned the favour by reminding me that I have the last episode to watch. :D

John
by redsturgeon
October 11th, 2019, 8:18 am
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Double payment for goods - best thing to do?
Replies: 9
Views: 1194

Re: Double payment for goods - best thing to do?

Agree with the advice to wait. If it isn’t reversed, the easier starting point is your card provider. Just tell them that you don’t accept the payment. Assuming this was a credit card, your legal rights are fantastically strong. If you aren’t aware of just how consumer friendly credit card protecti...

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