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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.

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moh
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Posted - 05/12/2010 : 13:34
I was just thinking it sounds like you are going to be working more.  Good luck with it anyway.


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HerbSG
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Posted - 05/12/2010 : 23:15
Be careful taking advice from bankers on anything, seek out a tax (sorry Stanley)accountant, but simply think of any expense incurred to earn income should be a tax deduction.  This might include cost of drinks and dinners to entertain clients, auto exp, use of home (home office)..portion of mortgage interest, home ins, proerty tax, home repairs etc etc

good luck when you get to it, cheers


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Stanley
Local Historian & Old Fart


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Posted - 06/12/2010 : 06:09
Comrade, you've reminded me of a cartoon I once saw in the office at Rio Hondo College, it was titled 'Rio Hondo retirement plan' and showed a line of penguins marching off the end of an ice floe. Wonderful how images stick in your mind. One of the most surprising things about retiring is the realisation how much it was costing you to go to work!

We hear the bait of 'superfast broadband' yet again, would someone tell me what 'superfast' means? To me it would be anything approaching 1gb/sec. 

I caught part of a news report yesterday about the possibility of a return of £15billion shortly on the sale of some of the assets we bought to clean the banks up. Did I hear right? I wonder if 'the last government' will get a credit?


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Stanley
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Posted - 06/12/2010 : 07:29
Just heard something on R4 about the Shark attack at Sharm el Sheik. An expert said that one of the attractions for sharks in that area is that Australian cattle boats throw casualty beasts overboard and the rotting carcasses attract the sharks. I didn't know live cattle were still transported like that. Anyone know anything about it? Being carried live so they can be ritually slaughtered for religious reasons?


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wendyf
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Posted - 06/12/2010 : 07:51
It looks like the Australians transport huge amounts of live cattle & sheep to the Far East.
This You Tube clip shows one of the ships. (without it's passengers.)


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Bodger
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Posted - 06/12/2010 : 09:37
Dagenham was never like this !!
http://www.autoblog.com/2010/11/09/video-inside-volkswagens-cutting-edge-transparent-factory-in-d/#continued


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panbiker
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Posted - 06/12/2010 : 10:12
I also wondered about the "superfast broadband" Stanley. 1Gig would be about right, bring it on, but I'm affraid it's just typical smoke and mirrors. The term could be applied to any increase in speed relative to what you are getting now. It means nothing.

When I was chatting to the Telecom engineer that came to fix my line a couple of months ago he said that it would be virtualy impossible to roll fibre out based on cost and available manpower to give the national coverage which is what the goverment is claiming.

One report I heard today said that the plan was to install super fast "hubs" into cabinets local to remote communities. I assume they actually mean fibre connected routers, yeh right! Those that live in Marsett and Stalling Busk, Buckden and Yockenthwaite, Yarm and Appersett and thousands of other remote communities had better not hold their breath. At the end of the day the final connection is via twisted pair and it will remain so for the forseeable future. There may be some mileage in shoving it over the national grid and over domestic mains wiring but the conversion costs to do that would be astronomical. What are they chucking at it? £680 Million or some other such irrelevant figure? A drop in the ocean, it will never, happen but it sounds good.


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moh
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Posted - 06/12/2010 : 11:12
One thing that has just caught my attention - the gritter has just been up our snow covered close as it did 3 days ago - again it has put so little salt/sand whatever down it makes no difference whatsoever.  It will cost more for the derv. for the lorry than all the salt/sand they are spreading.


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Tizer
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Posted - 06/12/2010 : 12:35
Bradders, thanks for the `4000' comment, I hadn't realised until I saw your post and his must 4001 now! No, I didn't mean tax evasion, I meant avoidance. That was my point - there are people out on the street protesting because others use tax avoidance when in fact it is quite legal and we all do it (if we pay tax). If you don't the Revenue will extract whatever they can get, whether you should be paying it or not. It's avoiding what you don't need to pay, not avoiding what you should be paying.

When I heard the minister saying on the radio this morning that the objective was for Britain to have the best broadband in Europe my first thought was "Why not make it your objective for Britain to have the best *education* in Europe!". (John Smith must be turning in his grave).
 Broadband is a token, or proxy - it's like South Sea islanders carving the best wooden effigy of their god to please him. "If we have fastest broadband it will solve everything".


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Stanley
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Posted - 07/12/2010 : 05:53
Did you see the programme on addictive gaming last night in S Korea. Blamed on fast broadband!

Ian and Peter, I fear you are both right. Smoke and mirrors to cheer us up. Remember my post about the swing from shock/horror to reassuring/ cheerful?

Belle, and the 'rock salt' they are using isn't salt at all. It's low grade run-of -the-mine  salt with a low salt content mixed with 50% grit. I was examing some and I reckon that while the salt content of Winsford mine rock salt is probaby average of 85%, the stuff they are importing is (at a guess) about 20% salt or less. Looks good but nowhere near as effective.

 

Here's a pic to cheer you up. My mate Bee (Second from left on back row) sent me this pic of her and her sisters in Hmong traditional dress celebrating the Hmong New Year which fell in November this year. They value their traditional dress as psrt of the preservation of a culture smashed by foreign interference, mainly because they helped the US and were abandoned afterwards. Remind you of anything? Bee's family was one of the lucky ones, evacuated to USA when Vietnam/Laos/Cambodia were abandoned.


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Posted - 07/12/2010 : 07:30
What lovely ladies Comrade. Nolic


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HerbSG
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Posted - 08/12/2010 : 05:20
Looks like the cable leaks were not the only things  the wiki  chap distributed.  Was he framed or just stupid? 


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Stanley
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Posted - 08/12/2010 : 05:28
Aren't they, and such lovely national dress. The Hmong are a hidden story of brutal repression and betrayal by the USA. I knew nothing of it until Bee told me the story. I have a lot of sympathy for them.

Heard the president of the Maldives on World Service talking about the various climate change conferences and he was complaining about US and China refusing to join in until they had come to some agreement. He said "The US and China treat the subject as they would a trade or arms limitation negotiation. This is wrong, you can't cut a deal with Mother Nature. A differnt approach is needed".  Sounds sensible to me.

Dick Cheney indited by Nigeria on already proven charges of Halliburton  and enormous bribes paid to government officials.

Transocean were in charge of the Shell N Sea well which had the same problem as the Macondo. Difference was that the BOP worked. Disturbing because they did exactly what they did at Macondo, only believed the positive information from the well. In addition, not enough mud in stock on the rig to choke the well.


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frankwilk
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Posted - 08/12/2010 : 07:41
" Disturbing because they did exactly what they did at Macondo, only believed the positive information from the well. In addition, not enough mud in stock on the rig to choke the well ".

Stanley I would like to agree with you on this but then we would both be wrong. Because you, nor I don't have the information to make that judgement. The Toolpusher and the Drilling Supervisor ( company man) worked to UK legislation which is/was different to the Gulf.



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belle
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Posted - 08/12/2010 : 09:25
Stanley, i am getting a bit worried about how often you mix me up with Moh, have all us ladies just morphed into one for you?


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