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Member postings for Paul Rhodes

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Thread: West Yorkshire Police
27/06/2020 12:11:54

Were you driving using a child's seat which the sensors detected???

Or, if Martin's rear force over riding the frontal impact instruction, is incorrect, then could the pivoting force be a "no

deploy" command?

25/06/2020 20:05:10

Michael, thank you for this posting. I can confirm that I have now cancelled my Lambo order....

Thread: Change to the Code of Conduct
23/06/2020 13:20:14

He who pays the piper calls the tune......so why are we surprised that advertisers are disgruntled.?

Assuming that discussion is permitted and common sense vetting applied by the moderators, and I do not doubt it, who can object?

Thread: Sign Language, Cochlear Implants, Hearing Aids
20/06/2020 14:44:33

Richard I would encourage C. I.s and offer this anecdote. I was involved with training a 12 year old boy at our kayaking club. His single device was relatively new and he was clearly slightly smothered by a naturally concerned mum. His confidence blossomed as he was able to participate in this adventurous sport and pick up much of the nuancing of leg pulling and joshing which makes up the social fabric of such endeavours . His mother's delight at this surfacing from isolation and delight in his normalisation was a pleasure for other club members to enjoy. Although being banned from jumping off the pool diving board, he joined others who tested this rule. On the point of jumping o his mother shouted down the pool to get off the diving board. He looked up having heard her , tapped his device implying non hearing and with a shrug of the shoulders dived in. This mischievousness was all the more comically normal when considering that the device has an LED showing its function and it was decidedly green.

If it were my lad and I was advised that the CI was available I would pursue it. I am aware that there is a sensory politics movement and offer no comments other than my anecdote.

Thread: New member with a Centec 2 mill
30/05/2020 23:17:29

Welcome Alan.

I have just completed a riser with reference to Gary's drawings (thanks Gary).They were available on here so do a search. There is also a Y Tube video which is interesting. I purchased a block of aluminium for £38 for the short size, and the process is fairly painless.

A bonus is that my apple watch told me that with all the winding back and forth of the table I had undertaken 2000% of my daily exercise target!!

Thread: The sneering detractors
26/05/2020 10:57:49

Second vote for Kipling, and a vote for Burns ,(although strip him of the faux Burns Society tat please).

Thread: Cutting down a linear glass DRO encoder
02/05/2020 22:30:06

Good luck....I will listen for the scream!

Thread: Odd size die
01/05/2020 14:03:33

Looking at the original picture I can convince myself that the "4" is followed by a poorly stamped fraction.

Certainly there appears an"R " in the lower left which must strike a chord with some of the experts on here.

Thread: Cutting down a linear glass DRO encoder
29/04/2020 11:44:23

Robin, IIRC my glass was held in with 1/2inch long 1/16th rubber strips which came out with a small pick.Take a picture before removing as I think there was an offset against the reading head. The ends had a dab of glue holding them in the end caps.Of course the wiper seals pull out permitting better access.

I would not be confident of the glass remaining intact if the glass were to be cut in situ. I have seen it done on YT but....

27/04/2020 10:09:33

I held the glass flat against an MDF board . Using a very thin sheet of foam such as used under wood effect flooring as a backing to ensure no grit stress risers, the supported glass was then easily cut with a Dremel and a diamond coated cutting disc.

Thread: Lawn weed and feed. How much is 35g?
21/04/2020 15:32:51

I would have thought that you take the stated weight of the packet you have and work out how many 35gs are contained therein. Or read how many sq metres your package covers and estimate from there. You would be close enough for government wok ,as the saying goes.

Thread: Bottled Gas Suppliers
12/01/2020 16:38:21

My experience of leaving the BOC fold is similar. In their defence, they did half the tariff on request some years ago. I now use HobbyWeld and the "keep receipt" advice is sound.

As Andrew said the ADR justification is wrong as "private use of vehicle " is a clear exemption. Similarly "occasionally engage"... .less than 2 journeys /month. It is this sort of inflexible mis-application of H and S that turns people off the core message of H and S.

Thread: 2nd Hand Hearing Aid Reprogramming?
17/12/2019 18:04:14

Martin NICE has nothing to do with this. Perhaps Quality Care Commission has a position...but I suspect simply commercial greed. That said A and E departments will not take back aluminium walking sticks or Zimmer frames citing "hygiene" or H and S depending your correspondent. If your son plays football you might have three of four lying about the house, at cost to the State .

You assume that a £3k device is superior to the cheaper one. It may be, but.....

I would certainly shop around and a private audiologist will strike a deal once they realise you are not going to shell out a king's ransom on a new device. They are commercial pragmatists , who will accept bread and butter today for the goodwill which will ensure cake and cream for them at your next purchase.

Thread: Aldi bandsaw
13/12/2019 15:42:18

I bought the same product 9 months ago and agree great VFM. The one issue is the poor hold on the vise. I routinely use a G Glamp to secure the workpiece.

Paul

Thread: Another "What is it"
11/12/2019 15:55:52

My first posting is to comment on the number of smart cookies posting here. I will have to hang about the shadows to keep my ignorance hidden.

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