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Message 106832 - Posted: 20 Jan 2022, 12:22:51 UTC - in response to Message 106828.  

Don't agree with his getting rid of mandatory masks on public transport which is likely to prolong the problems of NHS staff absence due to infection.
You do know that the masks help exactly nothing? That 3/4 of the population don't even wear them correctly? That if you wanted to use masks, that they need to be either the medical ones (and worn correctly, covering both nose and mouth and flush against the skin on all sides, especially around the nose, so no air can escape here) or full face masks that literally take your breath away and store it in a bottle?

They might also want to come up with a vaccine that actually helps against contracting covid, just like all the other vaccines we have in this world help you against contracting those viruses. Not that you still be able to get it, and then walk around with it without showing any symptoms, while all the while you're as contagious as the person you're all so scared for: the unvaccinated with covid.
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Message 106847 - Posted: 22 Jan 2022, 16:11:33 UTC

Glory:

After the saga of going round three post offices before being able to apply to renew my driving licence, new one arrived after one week.
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Message 106850 - Posted: 23 Jan 2022, 0:45:06 UTC - in response to Message 106847.  

Glory:

After the saga of going round three post offices before being able to apply to renew my driving license, new one arrived after one week.


Congratulations
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Message 106938 - Posted: 1 Feb 2022, 10:16:45 UTC

Grumble: First appointment to have new boiler installed, engineer didn't turn up, boiler returned. Today second visit, engineer says can't do it the way envisaged. On the plus side, very glad we got a fixed price quotation that the company are I suspect beginning to regret about now as I am guessing, it is going to be at least an extra £750 between labour and materials, possibly more. - serves them right for offering me quote based on pictures they asked for and what I was able to tell them over the phone.
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Message 106940 - Posted: 1 Feb 2022, 12:18:18 UTC

Gmail is deactivating parts of my settings for certain email accounts I have, based on the fact they can't check that I am 18 and older. Is fine. I am not sending a photo of my ID to Google.
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Message 106941 - Posted: 1 Feb 2022, 13:14:28 UTC - in response to Message 106938.  

Grumble: First appointment to have new boiler installed, engineer didn't turn up, boiler returned. Today second visit, engineer says can't do it the way envisaged. On the plus side, very glad we got a fixed price quotation that the company are I suspect beginning to regret about now as I am guessing, it is going to be at least an extra £750 between labour and materials, possibly more. - serves them right for offering me quote based on pictures they asked for and what I was able to tell them over the phone.
They never learn, do they?

I had that 25 years ago, when I first replaced an old clunker of a boiler, floor-standing in the cellar, with a modern one that could do hot water as well. That wasn't even a photo job - somebody described as a engineer came to the house, saw exactly what I'd got, and based the fixed quotation on that. The real engineers, when they arrived, were most scathing about salesmen who masquerade as engineers, and only do half the job: fitting the new boiler was easy, but they had to work out their own kludge for connecting it to the existing radiators.
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Message 106942 - Posted: 1 Feb 2022, 13:30:08 UTC - in response to Message 106941.  

Grumble: First appointment to have new boiler installed, engineer didn't turn up, boiler returned. Today second visit, engineer says can't do it the way envisaged. On the plus side, very glad we got a fixed price quotation that the company are I suspect beginning to regret about now as I am guessing, it is going to be at least an extra £750 between labour and materials, possibly more. - serves them right for offering me quote based on pictures they asked for and what I was able to tell them over the phone.
They never learn, do they?

I had that 25 years ago, when I first replaced an old clunker of a boiler, floor-standing in the cellar, with a modern one that could do hot water as well. That wasn't even a photo job - somebody described as a engineer came to the house, saw exactly what I'd got, and based the fixed quotation on that. The real engineers, when they arrived, were most scathing about salesmen who masquerade as engineers, and only do half the job: fitting the new boiler was easy, but they had to work out their own kludge for connecting it to the existing radiators.
Our old boiler (still working fortunately) connects to a hybrid system with a 300litre thermal store. The thermal store is heated mostly by the woodstove this time of year. Old boiler connects into the pipes used by the woodstove to take water out of the bottom of the tank, heat it up and put it back into the top. Modern condensing boiler will need to be connected to a spare coil in the tank. It also gets heated by a thermal solar panel during the summer and will soon have a diverter to put excess production from pv into it so four different ways of heating it!

Our utility company have an algorithm that can't cope with the fact that the woodstove providing virtually all our hot water during winter means we use more gas in the summer so twice a year they try adjusting our direct debit based on their forecasts and get it wrong!
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Message 106944 - Posted: 1 Feb 2022, 14:20:12 UTC - in response to Message 106940.  

Gmail is deactivating parts of my settings for certain email accounts I have, based on the fact they can't check that I am 18 and older. Is fine. I am not sending a photo of my ID to Google.

Welcome to religious zealots dictating your internet access.
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Message 106964 - Posted: 2 Feb 2022, 16:33:19 UTC

Grumble: Back to square one.

Lead engineer, now thinks putting in a new condensing boiler to our system where thermal store is heated by one ancient gas boiler, one 9KW wood stove and solar thermal panels is out of their skill set even though there is a spare coil in the tank. Now asking installer of tank if they do gas or if he knows someone who would do it or third option going for a Sun Amp, phase change electric boiler. (This would be largely free to use in summer when it could be filled with energy as it were from our 5.2KW worth of solar panels but might prove expensive during the months with less light.
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Message 107007 - Posted: 7 Feb 2022, 10:47:15 UTC

Grumble: Back to square one.


And have now tracked down the old boiler as the source of earth leakage trip tripping. - Only started yesterday. Almost as if it found out we were going to replace it!

Very glad of wood stove that will keep the hot water hot and provide most of the heat for the house in the meantime.
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Message 107135 - Posted: 17 Feb 2022, 20:46:13 UTC

Yea! Covid restrictions have been lifted in NSW Australia.
We can sing and dance again.
(Not that I can do either anymore. :( )
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Message 107136 - Posted: 17 Feb 2022, 22:12:03 UTC - in response to Message 107135.  

... We can sing and dance again.
(Not that I can do either anymore. :( )

Is that the Grumble or the Glory?
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Message 107140 - Posted: 17 Feb 2022, 23:42:46 UTC - in response to Message 107136.  

First line is Glory.
Second line is Grumble.
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Message 107157 - Posted: 21 Feb 2022, 21:25:08 UTC - in response to Message 107156.  

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Boris Johnson Scraps Remaining UK COVID Restrictions includes the end of isolating if positive and the coming end of free testing.
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Message 107158 - Posted: 21 Feb 2022, 22:19:27 UTC
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Boris Johnson's act to host a British super spreader event is not glory. By the way we are starting to do that on this side of the pond.
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Message 107245 - Posted: 2 Mar 2022, 12:28:48 UTC

Grumble: I'm now officially out of Twinings tea, having just made a cup of Focus with my last bag. Yesterday already finished Glow. Haven't had Calm in months. Or Sleep.
Let's see if I can order it somewhere. Here, all shaking.
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Message 107249 - Posted: 2 Mar 2022, 17:07:58 UTC - in response to Message 107245.  

Grumble: I'm now officially out of Twinings tea, having just made a cup of Focus with my last bag. Yesterday already finished Glow. Haven't had Calm in months. Or Sleep.
Let's see if I can order it somewhere. Here, all shaking.

Can't you buy direct from https://twinings.co.uk/
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Message 107253 - Posted: 3 Mar 2022, 2:12:42 UTC - in response to Message 107245.  

My sympathies, Jord.
It's bad enough being out of coffee, but to be out of Twinings is worse. :(
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Message 107254 - Posted: 3 Mar 2022, 3:30:32 UTC - in response to Message 107253.  

My sympathies, Jord.
It's bad enough being out of coffee, but to be out of Twinings is worse. :(

Would be catastrophic if he also was out of beer 🍺
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