Viewing entries posted in September 2011

Re: FAO Richard Re: Creosote

Posted by andy pugh <bodgesoc-at-gmail.com> on 30 September 2011 | 0 Comments

On 30 September 2011 21:12, Richard <rkm@mypostoffice.co.uk> wrote:

> My original question is still out there, if anyone knows the answer - apart
> from issues of storing and handling the wood, is the burning of wood that
> has been preserved with creosote contraindicated in any way?

As Creosote is made by burning wood slowly, it seems to me that
burning creosoted wood is just finishing the job.

--
atp
"Torque wrenches are for the obedience of fools and the guidance of wise men"

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Re: FAO Richard Re: Creosote

Posted by Bob <bob-at-bobandaileen.co.uk> on 30 September 2011 | 0 Comments

Richard wrote:
>
> My original question is still out there, if anyone knows the answer - apart
> from issues of storing and handling the wood, is the burning of wood that
> has been preserved with creosote contraindicated in any way?

I've no idea - I've burnt all manner of gash wood in our open fire over
the years & the creosoted stuff burned just as happily (& just as smell
free) as the rest of it. It never even occurred to me to wonder if there
might be problems.

We don't tend to store firewood in the house as the resident
arachnophobe is worried that things with too many legs might be
encouraged by it.

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Tynllwyn from the air

Posted by "John K. Bilsbury" <stockport.ixie-at-googlemail.com> on 30 September 2011 | 0 Comments

A video of the base for Ixions Special, sadly only available to =
Stalkbookers.
Worksafe: <http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=3D242781245774848>=20

Keen observers will be able to make out the ex Simon Murfin ex John =
Greystrong
BMW 520i nestling beneath the tree by No. 49.

JKB.
There's no one that is going to ask you any question about the funds =
because
everything is well secured with good arrangement.=A0

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Re: Wilko in Manchester on Saturday?

Posted by Bob <bob-at-bobandaileen.co.uk> on 30 September 2011 | 0 Comments

lee on google wrote:
>
> Aiui they get nothing from the face value so need something from somewhere
>
I'm not sure that's always the case - when my mates band last got
suckered into a ticket deal[1] the promoter[2] had a deal with one of
the agencies for selling tickets. The agency kept IIRC 15% of the face
value as well as slapping on a honking great booking fee, transaction
fee & charging for postage: if you were buying just one ticket it was
cheaper to buy it on the door.

Mind you, shitey wee promoters trying to get tickets for local bands
playing a slimy little dive into an agency with a decent website & a
shopfront in the centre of Glasgow won't get as good a deal as a
reputable promoter, a name band or a venue that you'd want to set foot in...

Bob

[1] "we'll pay you 300 quid to play" "lovely" "There's 50 tickets, face
value £6"
[2] a complete chancer who assumed that bands were all gullible kids who
wouldn't read the contracts he sent out let alone insist he honoured
them :-)

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Re: draft or draught?

Posted by Mike Fleming <mike-at-tauzero.co.uk> on 30 September 2011 | 0 Comments

Gordon Brown <gordon@ixion.org.uk> said:

> What's wrong with Brit? My Mum cringes at it, but I can't see the
> problem as an informal term for someone from the United Kingdom of Great
> Britain and Northern Ireland [1].

It's going to be abbreviated, and I'd far rather it were abbreviated
in the British fashion by using the first bit than the American
fashion which uses the last bit (I hate references to "rents",
"burbs", "hoods", and "zines").

--
Smite the Unbeliever

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Re: My first Sikh on a bike.

Posted by andy pugh <bodgesoc-at-gmail.com> on 30 September 2011 | 0 Comments

On 30 September 2011 21:58, Atticus Cat <atticuscat@gmail.com> wrote:

> Worse still, he was doing so riding that most powerful of
> powered two wheelers, a Honda C90.

I wonder if Steve Birring was ever tempted to see if the exemption
applied at Cadwell?

--
atp
"Torque wrenches are for the obedience of fools and the guidance of wise men"

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Re: MIPR

Posted by Mike Fleming <mike-at-tauzero.co.uk> on 30 September 2011 | 0 Comments

Ixion <Ixion@uwclub.net> said:

> Good point but in my experience of teenage kids they are very good with
> hammers and mole grips but need their Dad to supervise at all times or
> nothing gets done :-)

The concept of using a socket the correct size for the nut he was
trying to undo, rather than one somewhat larger that I then had to
remove by percussive means, was rather a closed concept to Paul.

--
Smite the Unbeliever

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Re: Ixi tech support

Posted by A <alanixion-at-googlemail.com> on 30 September 2011 | 0 Comments

lee morley wrote:
> I have a samsung laptop connected to my new samsung LCD tv via hdmi
>=20
> This works fine, until I play a DVD when the picture goes blank
>=20
> I'm sure this is something to do with hdcp but not sure what or what
> to do about it
>=20
> Anyone got any clues or ways round it?
>=20
> Sent from my iPad

Rip the DVD, drop to 720p HD and play on Samsung through an AppleTV, =
using iPad as remote/AirPlay streamer.

HTH, Alan
--=20
"A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in =
human history, with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila."=20
-Mitch Ratcliffe, Technology Review, April 1992

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Re: draft or draught?

Posted by A <alanixion-at-googlemail.com> on 30 September 2011 | 0 Comments

On 30 Sep 2011, at 14:04, Jonathon Green wrote:
> []
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anal_retentive

hehe=20

The hyphenated http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anal-retentive redirects ;->

Aural sex is a different thing altogether.

rgds, Alan
--=20
It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely =
the most important.=20
- Sherlock Holmes in The Case of Identity

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Re: Wilko in Manchester on Saturday?

Posted by Keith Bennett <keith.m.bennett-at-gmail.com> on 30 September 2011 | 0 Comments

On 30 September 2011 20:06, lee on google <lmorley.mobile@googlemail.com> wrote:
> Not that I'm an advocate of hidden charges but where do you think the ticket agency would make it's profits and make it worth doing it's job ?
>
> Aiui they get nothing from the face value so need something from somewhere

Newspaper vendors seem to make a living without charging a fee on top
of the price printed on the papers they sell.

--
Keith Bennett

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