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Ady102/04/2020 11:06:37
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Venus was like a torch in the sky last night, must be the drop in pollution making the sky clearer

Edinburgh Festival cancelled so we get our city back for one year at least. This city usually belongs to the council moneygrubbers, tourist hordes and corporate sharks

Anyone else noticed that landline nuisance calls have dropped to zero?

Philip Rowe02/04/2020 11:31:35
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Posted by Ady1 on 02/04/2020 11:06:37:

Anyone else noticed that landline nuisance calls have dropped to zero?

Yes I've noticed that too but I thought in my case it was due to my recently having the Call Safe facility installed by my phone provider.

Phil

Ady102/04/2020 11:41:15
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We usually get one or more every 2 hours starting from 9am

No longer happening

edit: the digital answering machine is great for handling them

Edited By Ady1 on 02/04/2020 11:44:09

John Chapman 502/04/2020 11:59:54
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Not only have the land line junk calls stopped, we haven't had the cold callers knocking on the door selling double glazing or driveways done, peace & quite is great.

Swarf Maker02/04/2020 12:15:21
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And the sky is silent and the birds are singing - now we can hear them!

Howard Lewis02/04/2020 14:39:08
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Does anyone think that credit will given to the engineering companies who have rejigged all their procedures and machines to make valves, ventilators and parts for them?

Howard

mechman4802/04/2020 14:41:38
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Posted by Howard Lewis on 02/04/2020 14:39:08:

Does anyone think that credit will given to the engineering companies who have rejigged all their procedures and machines to make valves, ventilators and parts for them?

Howard

+1 & thanks to all those involved.

George.

Meunier02/04/2020 20:59:35
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Posted by Ady1 on 02/04/2020 11:41:15:

We usually get one or more every 2 hours starting from 9am

No longer happening

edit: the digital answering machine is great for handling them

Edited By Ady1 on 02/04/2020 11:44:09

Same situation here in France, blessed relief.
It's usually touting for the govt sponsored scheme to insulate loft for 1Euro.
They always hang up on the answerphone, any real callers leave a message.
DaveD

Steviegtr02/04/2020 23:28:47
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Posted by Howard Lewis on 02/04/2020 14:39:08:

Does anyone think that credit will given to the engineering companies who have rejigged all their procedures and machines to make valves, ventilators and parts for them?

Howard

I am sure the street cred will go up for all those companies helping build parts for the NHS. The street was alive tonight with the Clapping at 8.00 p.m .

Steve.

jimmy b03/04/2020 04:34:13
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Posted by Howard Lewis on 02/04/2020 14:39:08:

Does anyone think that credit will given to the engineering companies who have rejigged all their procedures and machines to make valves, ventilators and parts for them?

Howard

I think they will. Some of our sub contractors have taken on the challenge, nothing but support from us and other companies. If we could have helped, we would.

We are managing to stay open and have a chance of keeping going. So many companies will fail over the next few months.

Jim

KWIL03/04/2020 08:39:05
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I have not had many nuisance calls anyway, perhaps they cannot find my number?

mechman4803/04/2020 10:37:35
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Posted by KWIL on 03/04/2020 08:39:05:

I have not had many nuisance calls anyway, perhaps they cannot find my number?

Give them time, they'll soon find it.I have registered with the Telephone Preference Service to stop these type of calls, fat chance, I still get the occasional attempt, & they don't leave any message when asked to by the answer machine. The b******s also try mobile # I just block the # if I don't recognize it, if it's important then they'll text.

George.

Howard Lewis03/04/2020 12:34:28
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Apparently, the human scammers like to held in conversation. But very little!

You can try speaking in Serbo Croat, or Swahili. That might end the conversation early

Howard

Bo'sun03/04/2020 12:37:46
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Plus!!! No more football on the radio, or blabbering commentators just about to orgasm.

larry phelan 103/04/2020 12:53:37
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Howard Lewis,

No it wont, Eaten bread is soon forgotten !!

V8Eng03/04/2020 13:22:24
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Recently I saw some images of how much the pollution was reduced over various cities now that really is good.

That plus point will probably be destroyed long term by effects of the birth rate explosion in spring 2021.

Michael Gilligan21/04/2020 00:19:25
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Perhaps not ‘good’ but certainly astonishing ...

NEWS : US Oil Prices turn negative : **LINK**

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52350082

MichaelG.

Brian John21/04/2020 02:21:04
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The Mormons and ''others' have stopped knocking on our door

Boiler Bri21/04/2020 06:40:27
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And hopefully crappy machine tools will stop coming out of China which will mean a reduction in forum posts on here 😂

Ever hopeful?

Michael Gilligan21/04/2020 07:39:09
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Posted by Boiler Bri on 21/04/2020 06:40:27:

And hopefully crappy machine tools will stop coming out of China which will mean a reduction in forum posts on here 😂

Ever hopeful?

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Sorry, but I don’t quite follow your logic

As a broad generalisation : I think you will find that China is capable of supplying what the customer wants to pay for ... and the Western world seems to want cheap crap [from wheresoever it comes]

MichaelG.

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