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Stanley
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Posted -  14/11/2010  :  06:26
NEW VERSION TO MAKE IT EASIER FOR MEMBERS WITH SLOW CONNECTIONS TO CONNECT.

Follw this LINK for last version.


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moh
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Posted - 28/05/2011 : 13:10
What is the Aurora Watch Ian?


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panbiker
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Posted - 28/05/2011 : 14:15
A service that monitors sunspot and solar flare activity. These geomagnetic disturbances on the surface and ejected from the sun are what cause auroral activity at  the poles. Lancaster University is one of the nodes in the UK that monitor for this activity they offer an alert service for intrested parties. From an Amater Radio point of view you can use the resultant ionisation of the upper atmosphere which occurs during auroral activity to aid long distance propagation of radio signals. When I was active on the VHF Amateur Radio bands I have made contacts as far away as southern Italy and into the former Soviet Union on very low power durin auroral condidtions.

Away from the radio aspects, If the solar storm conditions are very strong it can on occasion cause visible aurora  a lot further south than is normal, i.e. In the U.K. as opposed to Scandinavia and other more Northern areas of the globe where it is more the norm. Of course the effect will also be apparent at areas that border the southern pole although this will depend to some degree on seasonal aspects of the earth.

Sorry to get a bit techno geeky but I hope this helps Moh.


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Stanley
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Posted - 29/05/2011 : 04:44
Only problem we have at the moment is that even if the Aurora was happening the clouds would hide it. Low heavy rain clouds this morning.


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thomo
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Posted - 29/05/2011 : 11:34
Last night three hours and twenty five minutes of prime time TV was given over to a single football match, immediately followed by the first seven minutes of a brief look at the news, which was then followed by a further hour of the same football match. During the news I must have blinked or sneezed as I saw no mention of the two lads from 42 Commando who had been killed in Afganthingy. I am sick of hearing about FIFA UEFA and the whole damned FA, which to me has a different meaning. If the same amount of energy were devoted to other matters as it is to the game, maybe the future would look brighter.


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belle
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Posted - 29/05/2011 : 12:22
Thomo, I wholeheartedly agree. That amounts of money superceding two thousand pounds a day are paid to philanderers and time wasters who don't even put full effort into what they are being paid to do and add nothing to society , is absolutely immoral in my opinion. That this activity is endorsed and even worshipped is a sign of how sick society has become.


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thomo
Barlick Born Old Salt


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Posted - 29/05/2011 : 13:14
A snippet from the net:-

Here is the full list of the most ridiculous excuses used by benefit cheats: :: "We don't live together he just comes each morning to fill up his flask".
:: "I wasn't using the ladders to clean windows, I carried them for therapy for my bad back."
:: "I had no idea my wife was working! I never noticed her leaving the house twice a day in a fluorescent jacket and a Stop Children sign."
:: "My wallet was stolen so someone must have been using my identity, I haven't been working".
:: "I didn't know I was still on benefit."
:: "I didn't declare my savings because I didn't save them, they were given to me."
:: "He lives in a caravan in the drive, we're not together."
:: "He does come here every night and leave in the morning and although he has
no other address I don't regard him as living here."
:: "It wasn't me working, it was my identical twin.
:: "I wasn't aware my wife was working because her hours of work coincided with the times I spent in the garden shed."

Wow!!!



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Stanley
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Posted - 30/05/2011 : 06:19
Football at that level is a business not a sport.The shananigans at FIFA demonstrate that.

Treasury forecast for inflation this year is raised. Interest rate rise forecast for August at latest. Forecast for unemployment next year raised. It's Bank Holiday and forecast is rain and wind. Deep Joy!


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Posted - 30/05/2011 : 07:54
43p in loose change next to a half empty Strongbow can, Can in can skip, money in pocket. Good deed for the day done, tidy street!


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moh
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Posted - 30/05/2011 : 11:20
Thanks Ian.


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Stanley
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Posted - 31/05/2011 : 06:12
Killer cucumbers...  E Coli linked to cucumbers in Germany and an official warning against eating them. Blame falls on Spanish imports, Spain protests. They think it will get worse and it's probably a good thing they aren't my favourite fruit!

Sepp Blatter says there is no crisis in FIFA. Two biggest sponsors, Coca Cola and Adidas don't seem to agree. I don't think we've seen the last of this ridiculous affair. One thing that nobody is mantioning is that the Swiss government commissioned a report into the FIFA affair and it's due out soon. The word among the Swiss commentators is that the report is damning and the most likely action will be for the Swiss to put extreme pressure on FIFA to either clean up their act or find a new home. In the end that might be the trigger for serious reform.

ConDem government has gone very quiet. Last I heard was Teresa May getting knocked back in Cabinet over her reforms but that was over a week ago. Could they be scratching their heads over NHS reforma and the latest financial forecasts?


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Posted - 01/06/2011 : 05:41
Sepp Blatter will be elected unopposed today. Meanwhile, in another part of the woods....  This story isn't over yet and the general opinion amongst commentators close to the action is that it will all end in tears. I think they could be right.

Two F16 fighter jets shadow a commercial airliner in the US. The reason? Two passengers fighting over a reclining seat.  Work out what their next move would have been if the dispute wasn't resolved.....


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Tizer
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Posted - 04/06/2011 : 12:26
I found an American web site called `Engines of Our Ingenuity' which has 100s of audio files about inventions and inventors. They can be downloaded for free and are only small files which won't clog up your computer or cost a lot in broadband width. Go to this page:

http://www.uh.edu/engines/keywords.htm

then scroll down to view the titles or use Internet Explorer's `Find' function to search for keywords. Click on the number of your chosen title then you can read the article first, listen to the audio or downlaod the audio file to play on your mp3 player.

Edited by - Tizer on 04/06/2011 12:27:36


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Stanley
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Posted - 05/06/2011 : 08:03
My daughter got the path lab result on the tissue removed from her ear. Not cancerous. Only a small thing but Phew!!!!

Another daughter had a similar operation twenty years ago and as I collected her from the hospital the Sister said "We don't think it's cancer." Luckily daughter was deaf from the operation and didn't hear her. I had to live with it for a fortnight until a letter arrived confirming it was OK. Never forgotten that....


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Posted - 05/06/2011 : 08:15
Have you noticed the latest symptom of Cash Strapped Britain? I've noted advertisements for a form called Automoney that gives loans on the evidence of a clean log book from a fully paid-up car. Convenient and up to £5,000 instantly. Wonderful service!

However, I looked them up and the APR is 799.9%  No misprint, 799.9%. It costs a lot of money for prime time TV advertising. Do you think they are getting enough mugs to take the bait? I also saw an advert the other night for an on-line pawnshop. Indicators of how hard-pressed some people are?


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Tizer
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Posted - 05/06/2011 : 11:24
I returned from holiday to all the fuss about E. coli and killer cucumbers. Particularly interesting was the response to Germany's claims of finding E. coli in Spanish cucumbers.  Spain complained and Germany admitted the E. coli they found was not the most dangerous O157 variety. So that's alright then...except that all E. coli live in the intestines of animals (coli = colon = intestine) and the presence of E. coli has, ever since microbiologists have been able to detect it, been regarded as definite evidence of faecal contamination. So the Spanish authorities are effectively saying: "See, we told you so, there might be crap on our cucumbers but it's not the worst type of crap". Seems like a combination of Gerald Ratner and Manuel in Fawlty Towers!

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By the way, I submitted a photo of a Steam Coach and the caption said it would be found in the Attention thread - whoops, it's in the Climate Change thread!

Edited by - Tizer on 05/06/2011 11:39:35


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