Here is a list of all the postings Anthony Kendall has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Code of Conduct|
I had a friend who came from Scunthorpe.
Sometimes it is better to use a word which people recognise and understand.
Surely programmers are clever enough to make something which does not just search for a string of letters, but then checks the context. OK, you're never going to find them all, but it could eliminate most of the Scunthorpe effect.
I'm making up some pipes today - just going to search for some nipples.
Edited By Anthony Kendall on 11/05/2022 09:23:23
|Thread: A tyro desoldering question.|
Agree. Use the remains to solder the wires onto for the exterior switch.
|Thread: Emergency Radio Format|
Most of what you say is true about LF being received underwater.
Regret to distort a good story with facts but, communication with submarines is nothing to do with Droitwich Radio 4.
If there was no R4 LF, we would lose only the shipping forecast, Morning Service and cricket. All are available from other sources.
|Thread: MIG welding - beginners question.|
Although there is no doubt a bottomless wealth of knowledge here, MIG welding has its own forum Here
|Thread: Ambiguous words|
Was a word with one meaning, but now has to be included in all speech for no reason, to emphasise the importance, along with "like" many times.
|Thread: Domestic Chemistry|
Well said Duncan - with you all the way. There are other similar things e.g. cutting lawns, cleaning cars, the possibilities are endless!
|Thread: Imperial v Metric Measures|
I have another reason for not using cm, but cannot explain why.
We seem always to arrive at a midway no-mans land - only half changed over. No matter how hard we all try to go totally metric - it seems to be impossible and we have to convert between systems.
They said go centigrade (now called Celsius), and I did, and got used to it and it became natural. Then F still appears and I have to convert.
|Thread: Why is electricity so expensive?|
I have been transferred to BG, my supplier having gone bust.
I find your bigotted statements interesting, and look forward to an explanation as to how you are subsidising me.
Edited By Anthony Kendall on 07/04/2022 18:14:47
|Thread: "Kiv" or Kiev?|
We all know we should pronounce H properly in a word e.g. "a horse" not "an oss" when we speak.
How many are pronouncing the letter H, a letter, properly As "aitch" and not pronouncing it incorrectly as "haitch"
Since you are all being pedantic - could I possibly point out you're only thinking of the Wymondham in Norfolk.
I think the one in Leicestershire is pronounced properly (wyemundum)
Yes, the Angela Rippemoff version of guerillas was indeed stupidity.
|Thread: LED bulbs|
Don't know what that means but binning them and getting on with life works for me.
I value what's left of my life highly and do not squander it on fighting to get my money back after 2 years.
|Thread: Poppet valve regulator (LBSC Britannia)|
I cannot speak for the smaller brother, I have experience only of the 5inch, but have just changed my regulator from the complicated poppet valve version to a gas valve - the improvement is marked.
I think it is best to choose a better-quality stainless gas valve (just a few sheckels more) and adjust the linkage to suit, but I have found it very much worthwhile.
|Thread: For those who live in the country|
I think I sympathise with your argument Andrew.
I think you should not think you are achieving anything towards getting what you want by clicking on a web petition.
Any other way just gets thrown aside like a used contraceptive.
Edited By Anthony Kendall on 20/03/2022 09:28:52
I recommend people not to sign the petition.
I think all petitions are a waste of time - they just make it appear something is being done when actually it isn't and causes a diversion. I think they are even more a waste of time than enquiries.
The only thing which does work, in my experience, is to physically eyeball people. They don't like it.
If you were on the receiving end, which would you rather do - read a petition, or face a number of people making their point logically and firmly and wanting commitment to results NOW?
|Thread: Pound - US dollar|
I liked the half crown - and the time when it bought 5 big ice creams or 10 smaller ones, or 10 bags of chips or 6 Mars bars (not that more than 1 was ever bought at a time - to be eaten chopped in at least 6 portions and shared out with the hope of getting an end bit with more chocolate). Two of them would buy 2 gallons of petrol.
Because it was so valuable I never had many half crowns.
So much more presence than a two bob bit or florin.
|Thread: Hermes and couriers|
|Thread: Anyone come across a 15/32 AF spanner?|
Agree - I use a metrinch set for most things.
|Thread: Internet access alternatives|
I have full fibre with BT and find the service excellent.
Have been with them for 20 years and have no complaints.
|Thread: T pylons|
All broadcast transmitter masts and towers were painted (may still be) using materials from a company called Craig & Rose. Some of the smaller ones, just 175ft, were similar to pylons and also treated in this way. I spent about 40 years in broadcast transmission - I just wish we had been able to recruit Dave W - we could have saved a great deal of money in materials, effort, supervision and outage time!
Edited By Anthony Kendall on 10/03/2022 09:11:04
|Thread: Diminishing chocolate bar|
Ah!! memories. And sometimes you got one of the ends - had more chocolate.
Think Marianne Faithful and Mick Jagger inspired fun-size ones.
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