Here is a list of all the postings Daniel has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Grumpy old men|
+1 for that.
It really irritates me
When people say "I got something for free".
Or worse: "I won it for free off of ...."
Edited By Daniel on 11/10/2020 08:54:33
|Thread: Please Avoid Political and Partisan Issues|
|Thread: Taking Leave|
That sounds like a better plan Andrew.
Full concurrence with the above sentiments from me also.
Have a break, then come back.
Look after yourself
|Thread: How to Delete your account and Delete Profile|
I think you're absolutely right.
To try and attain internet invisibility would also require no-one mentioning your name, anywhere.
In my friend's case, no newspaper articles about training goats and no itinerant yourt camps .
The simple reality is, these days, it would be extremely difficult to not be picked up by one or other
Perhaps one would have to behave like the man who makes no mistakes ?
It's a development of live, for better or for worse, that we probably have to adapt to, methinks.
Having read your two threads on the subject, i would like to offer the following kindly advice;
Just Stop Posting
While you continue to create new threads, and participate in them, you are keeping yourself
at the forefront of visibility to Bots and Algorithms, who will do their jobs and maintain your
visible presence on the web. They will continue to announce your presence and, in their desire
to be a seen as a diligent Bot/Algorithm, will continue to return to you with relevant search
results and your personalised advertising.
Any notion we may harbour, as to our personal invisibilty or anonymity these days, is long
gone, I'm afraid.
As an example, I have a good friend who is "conducting" an ongoing experiment with just this.
He has no internet, no mobile phone, etc and very little contact with the outside world. He has nothing
to hide (AFAIK), but only wishes to be left alone, so to speak.
While writing this post, I thought I would have a quick look, by typing his Christian name and
the name of his Parish into Google. Found him immediately, with photos !!
The best advice, which has already been given, is to just move on.
That way, you will just melt away out of sight more quickly.
|Thread: Scaling back forum activity|
I would, sadly, agree to your sentiments Jack.
His behaviour is horribly underhand.
I wouldn't vote for a deletion though, personally.
Let people have their say.
"Give a man enough rope, etc...."
Okay, but it would be naive to think that such a commercially driven forum (for all it's positive attributes), should ignore conflicts of interest with it's paying advertisers. Without which niether the magazine, nor this forum would exist.
Personally, I still find the balance to be quite reasonable, all things considered.
I also feel it important to support Neil and Jason in the sterling work they do, often in difficult circumstances.
My apologies, if this post lacks relevance.
|Thread: New Moderators|
Well done both of you, for taking on the roles.
That's no small undertaking.
|Thread: Any idea what this is guys & gals|
True to form, I spent a while Googling Grostling Iron
As is usual for me, it took a fair while for the penny to
We shouldn't take ourselves too seriously ....
|Thread: Neil's Back|
Hope everything is in order for you, Neil.
|Thread: Coping with deafness|
+1 for Bill's suggestion.
While reading the thread, the same idea occured to me.
A wireless doorbell could even sound in your house, perhaps ?
As could a smoke alarm.
Both these thongs should not be going off every ten minutes.
|Thread: Addition to wobbler steam engine|
Great work David,
It's a wonderful looking lamp.
I also really like the wooden former. Good job.
|Thread: Quality small metric spanners|
Personally, I feel that "Pride of Ownership" is quite separate from "Bragging Rights".
I confess, I love my tools, and probably spend an inordinate amount of
time fondling, caressing and generally caring for them.
They are my friends and we work together.
Of course, like good friends, they are chosen carefully and must be
very capable of fulfilling their side of the relationship.
Leaving aside the extremes (e.g, Holtey planes et al), what a particular tool
costs, is not a primary concern. If I can afford it, or not, is an entirely different
It's feel, it's ability to perform it's function with relative ease and comfort, it's
accuracy where neccesary (sorry Dave), are all important to me.
If a certain manufacturer then, for whatever reason, chooses to go that extra
mile, and make the tool aesthetically pleasing as well, I think that's wonderful.
On the premise that they have, first, developed a tool that works very well,
why should they not, then, demonstrate their justified pride in their product, by
making it something that is worthy of being on display.
All this costs, however. I for one, am happy to pay the extra (funds of the
moment permitting), for this.
Hoping some of the above makes some sense.
|Thread: 33mm Spanner|
Deleted post to avoid any ambiguity.
Edited By Daniel on 26/07/2020 19:54:53
|Thread: Milling Insert Clarification|
I'm hoping that the extra investment of 61 1/2 Pee per insert will repay me in longevity of service, thus rendering myself, joyfully even more tight fisted.
Thank's for the replies, people.
If I understand well, I can safely order the TPKN version, then?
|Thread: Hi there|
Welcome to the forum.
A real mine of information and shared interests.
Daniel (From glorious sunshine in central France )
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