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Thread: Fast bit of engineering work.
12/02/2020 23:11:28

Fast work! I had double heart bypass on a Friday afternoon and chucked out following Tues morning, about 3+ years ago. Felt bit groggy but OK and now feeling great.

Thread: High blood pressure !
29/01/2020 19:36:13

Mike Poole,

Yeah! When you see the axe about to swing, you duck!

29/01/2020 19:34:28

Colin Calver,

I was born after 1/4/47 but not heard about entitlement to scan and never offered one. Maybe during umpteen scans on diff. machines 3years ago, if there was an aneurism prob. they would have picked it up then, although they were actually looking for something else, cause of my complaints about chest pains. I told the that if it was indigestion like they said, it would be restricted to the centre not random pains all over the place. Final scan on a diff. machine, they immediately said were keeping you in, bypass next week! Following Fri. afternoon, double bypass, next Tues. morning, come on get dressed you're going home! Anyway, loads of pills to take for life. Now on 3rd station which doesn't give me seriously bad leg muscle aches. Aspirin caused internal bleeding. Ramipril caused apparent drunkenness. As last summer wore on so I felt ever more grotty, tired chest pains diff. to prev. so stopped taking the lot and not looked back. Now have more energy, sleep better, dont stagger about like I used to, chest pain gone away, whoopee! I was left overnight after op. on a meat trolley in the middle of the ward as no beds. All 3 heart op wards bunged out. (Sussex County Hosp. who didn't have a very good rating then) Alls well that ends well as they say and now OK.

John

Thread: Beaten and robbed.
26/01/2020 12:58:49

Dont buy jam jars off fleabay - go to proper 2nd hand car outfit, pay more but safer for variety of reasons, incl. using card payment and get money back if deal goes belly up.

Thread: scam alert
25/01/2020 00:01:22

Well said that man (Nick Farr) As you say, on DD things automatically renew. That sort of emailer is hoping you forget about the DD and create enough panic for you to rush into complying with their request.

Always slow down, never let anyone rush you into any decision.

I dont do surveys anymore. 1) Too many of them taking up my time. 2) Stops dodgy noseyparkers obtaining personal details in an apparently innocent sort of way. This applies with street eyeball surveys where they put on all the charm imaginable to drop your guard and to internet versions.

I dont take any notice of reviews, - 5* ones for sale! Not worth a light. Just use own judgement.

"If in doubt, chuck it out!"

John

25/01/2020 00:01:21

Well said that man (Nick Farr) As you say, on DD things automatically renew. That sort of emailer is hoping you forget about the DD and create enough panic for you to rush into complying with their request.

Always slow down, never let anyone rush you into any decision.

I dont do surveys anymore. 1) Too many of them taking up my time. 2) Stops dodgy noseyparkers obtaining personal details in an apparently innocent sort of way. This applies with street eyeball surveys where they put on all the charm imaginable to drop your guard and to internet versions.

I dont take any notice of reviews, - 5* ones for sale! Not worth a light. Just use own judgement.

"If in doubt, chuck it out!"

John

24/01/2020 14:02:12

Duncan,

I keep the buggers waiting for their money by paying in bits and grabs, aka, monthly Direct Debit. This has the additional advantage of preventing the scumbags succeeding with what they've tried on with you. I appreciate that you may not want TV licencing to get direct access to your bank a/c but all DD users have to sign up to a code of practice making them behave.

In general, attempts to speed up your decision making are done with the aim getting YOU to do what THEY want. This applies just as much to genuine companies who use expressions like, "hurry, sale ends on Sunday", as to the scammers who want you to push go/yes before you've had time to think and study their fake website in close detail. Like Spencer Davis, I keep on running, changing passwords, email a/cs, passcodes and anything else that allows me to ring the changes. So far, so good!

John

Thread: Ally Pally Exhibition
19/01/2020 20:51:23

Bazyle,

You left out Corah Hotel, in July one year, I think. Sweltering hot, pavements burned feet and xbn held in the "Winter Garden". Not amused, hot house greenhouse affair, nearly fainted with the heat. Think it might have been in the 60s and on going in, on left was that Duke of Edinburgh Trophy winning large (green?) 5"G Atlantic part on its side (?) with long narrow mirror underneath to show off works 'tween the frames.

John

Thread: Where are tool fairs/swap-meets advertised?
15/01/2020 23:40:57

It's all about 'marney' - jus giss us yer marney! Like just about everything else everywhere.

Thread: New legislation that could affect us all.
08/01/2020 10:36:50

My thoughts are unpublishable

Thread: Keyway Broaching
03/01/2020 12:55:34

My old Drummond fb had drive pins on the changewheels.

Thread: Scam ?
27/12/2019 12:24:57

Just like to add that my prev. post is in no way critical of Ian. In fact, a brief glimpse of a large amount of script appears with a piccy of a loco drawing but is very quickly obliterated/superimposed by the Google message. It is the apparent "Google message" and the way that it is smartly covering the other posting, maybe in the hope that the reader will not notice and  human greed takes over to click on a choice of prizes that is the doubtful part to my mind. Looks like, click on a "prize" and you get one, but not what you might expect. Likely to get taken to a fake site and robbed blind.

 

Edited By DMB on 27/12/2019 12:33:32

Edited By DMB on 27/12/2019 12:35:04

27/12/2019 12:17:30

This one for Neil or one of the other moderators?

Under "042 Locomotive," Ian Childs has replied with a link.

When I click that link, a page appears, headed up as Google saying I am the 7.38 billionth search request and there is a subdued woman's voice saying "congratulations." And a prize, which looks like an invitation to click on, which of course I won't.

Comments, anyone?

Thread: Scam alert
20/12/2019 23:48:20

Further to my previous posting regarding "Loveenergysavings.com."

They are based in Bolton phone no. 01204 866054.

It is entirely possible that is a respectable organisation but the person and outfit that he represents could be something different, especially as he was using various phone numbers with an area code of 0203, whatever that is.My thoughts are that my frequent caller was an imposter claiming to work for L E S. Funny how Martin Lewis mentions a number of comparison sites but not that one. I wonder why?

All dead and buried now and he never got the chance to obtain Bank details from me

As I often say, "if in doubt, chuck it out."

Edited By DMB on 20/12/2019 23:52:01

20/12/2019 23:30:52

Bandersnatch,

Nor have I; my wonderful wife sadly pegged it from Sepsis and many other complications of Diabetes, sometime ago. I was always under pressure to answer the phone or the doorbell. I often ignore doorstep callers if not expecting actual deliveries known callers. I refer to my prev. post regarding phone. Got caught out the other week, went to door expecting Amazon delivery but confronted by 2 giggling teenage girls door knocking for Caroline Lucas for the Green Party, here in Brighton. [I wouldn't vote for them but she did deserve votes for effort. Hers was the first and last leaflets in my letterbox as well as those callers. Only 1 leaflet each from 2 other parties and neither were Conservative and no other party bothered with door knocking in this part of Brighton Pavillion constituency. Guess what I think of them all. And I no longer vote on mere promises.]

To get back to topic of scallywags, landline phone nice and quiet these days! My mobile always switched off unless I want to use it. Get complaints about being uncontactable but I remind whingers of who pays the bill. Just leave message and I'll call back, which I do.

Thread: Imperial Fasteners
20/12/2019 17:56:38

BSW & BSF may still be available from Blackgates/GLR/ maybe even Reeves or EKP. Try Google??

Thread: Scam alert
20/12/2019 17:51:12

Earlier this year, had a phone call from Loveenergysaving as a result of digging around for a cheaper elec. supplier for club. Caller claimed to be a legitimate site like MoneySavingExpert and others. I checked Companies Register, not really surprised to find a listing as "they" all do that to lend an air of respectability. He was claiming to get the club a better deal than the current supplier and that was with one and the same supplier! When I queried that, he said that he could obtain a bulk discount for introducing new customers. He knew the club was with that supplier. He also gave a quote at prices which seemed to be too good to be true. Ignored my figure of annual useage and used a much larger consumption figure. Phone calls at least once a day and constant emails went on for weeks. I blocked emails and phone calls but he called from an apparently different number each time, mostly starting 0203 etc. Eventually, he used what looked like my own number, which if I blocked it without reading properly, I would have blocked myself! Anyway, the last digit had been changed, he hoping I wouldn't notice. Needs to get up a bit earlier to catch me.Finally after that, I had the landline number changed and being choosy who I reveal it to. Most organisations will only be given one or other of my old nos., so I dont get a repeat of selling on. Contract comes to an end soon and number change again.

Thread: Building a Forge
15/12/2019 10:19:11

Hi ChrisB,

Going on other's earlier postings, maybe better to use white insulation blocks from a building supplies co as they reflect and intensify the heat. Refractory bricks absorb and hold the heat, no so good for your proposed useage. Must emphasize that I have not tried this out, it's only what others have said. I plan to do this, next summer? maybe. See if you can track down prev. discussions on this subject.

John

Thread: Stuart S50 (Want to cry)
12/12/2019 14:08:22

Hi Michael,

Wait for a forecasted dry day and put the lot outside in the bbq and cover with dry sand to ensure a very slow cooling. Cover with scrap sheet steel to keep rain/dew off.

Still use carbide cutters.

HTH

John

Thread: Myford Super 7 Apron removal
11/12/2019 15:56:27

Hi All,

I understand that some S7 rhs bearings have dowels which are tapped 2BA, for the insertion of a puller. HTH

John

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