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    Making a Will

    Just avoid Redstone Wills. I tried to use them, for £150, after becoming a home owner. They made a total hash of writing my will, three separate times. They used the name of my executor as my mother, (I, my dad and my mum all share our last name...and my executor was a male Indian friend)...
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    Are people in the UK taking Covid19 seriously? If not, why not?

    Testing and follow up action are parts of the solution. Neither works without the other. In addition to massive testing, and efficient reports, they have been doing very thorough contact tracing. It is basically the same measures seen in Taiwan, South Korea and Singapore, you test, you...
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    What did you buy today?

    Got my tools today, both delivered by DPD at the same time...talk about organised! Haven't had a chance to play yet but I feel a weekend of wood work projects coming on.
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    What did you buy today?

    And back to what we bought... Last night I finally succumbed to a long standing temptation, well, three actually. I wanted a better way to flatten my water stones, but also to dress some ceramic stones, and maybe a hard Arkansas. At the same time, I wanted something fast cutting in the...
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    Are people in the UK taking Covid19 seriously? If not, why not?

    I decided I was going to have a "going out" set of trousers. That way I don't have to worry about fishing things out of my pockets when at home, having also fished things out while out, after having touched doors or key pads.
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    Are people in the UK taking Covid19 seriously? If not, why not?

    Has anyone watched the full version of Ground Hog Day? After getting stuck in the same day, forever repeated, Phil Connors first acted up, stole, slept around and was a self centered glutton. Then he got bored, depressed and tried many creative ways to end his life, including driving off a...
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    Are people in the UK taking Covid19 seriously? If not, why not?

    Like it or not, famous people are seen as role models. It would be no better if they DIDN'T self isolate and were seen visibly paying no heed to the plight of those around them with less access to help and top medical services.
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    For Sale Benchmade Griptilian 551

    I don't suppose this is still available? I know it is a long time ago, but worth a try. Cheers Chris
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    Are people in the UK taking Covid19 seriously? If not, why not?

    I was out in our local Tesco super store at 6:30 this morning...and it was very busy. I ended up standing in a queue for the check out that ran down the front isle then turned down the far wall and up the drinks isle. Not too much in short supply. There seemed plenty of bread, although no...
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    Are people in the UK taking Covid19 seriously? If not, why not?

    The first person who replied, Robbi, started by comparing Covid19 to seasonal flu and essentially asking why take Covid19 more seriously than flu. I have met others who have been unconcerned, but fewer over the last few days.
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    corona virus projects any one?

    The ironing was for the contents, not the envelope. The risk is low, but following from the earlier post suggesting people write letters, then concern that the letter you have spent X hours breathing over and handling could carry the virus, nicely wrapped up in a protective envelope. It is...
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    corona virus projects any one?

    I wrote my mum a mother's day card, then once it was in its envelope and ready to go, I ironed the whole thing with a hot clothes iron. They say that temperatures around 60deg kill the virus. I have been thinking about contacting people I haven't been in contact with. However, finding time is...
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    DIY latrine toilet seat?

    Thanks Steve, I am not sure how long I am going to want this thing for, so would be better to have my own solution than accept a lend. Thank you very much for the offer! I like the composting toilets, could be a bit more complex than I was thinking of. At this point what I am really after is...
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    corona virus projects any one?

    I am still going to work...The site is due for closure in August and they have been holding redundancies for months, so even in the "crowded" part of the office we are 5-6 feet apart with walls of monitors between us. If we are sent home, we will be working form home, so the time for doing the...
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    DIY latrine toilet seat?

    On a couple of group camps that I have been on, the organisers have provided pit toilets with some sort of box with a household toilet seat screwed to it to sit over said hole in the ground. What I can't remember is what kind of box or barrel, or upside down tub was used to mount the seat. Any...
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    Are people in the UK taking Covid19 seriously? If not, why not?

    My dad is closer to 90 than 80. If the choice was a Heath Robinson simple machine, vs nothing, well something is better than nothing.. In the event, I doubt that anyone that age will have any choice at all. Normally the standards are there so you don't kill anyone. In a situation where not...
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    Are people in the UK taking Covid19 seriously? If not, why not?

    HAHA...TLM beat me to it.
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    Are people in the UK taking Covid19 seriously? If not, why not?

    Ventilators have a lot of electronics in them, which have lots of parts, which often come from overseas. We buy a lot of electronics from Celestica, and I am pretty sure they are going to struggle to deliver. There is also the issue of the people who make them sharing their IP, or do you want...
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    Are people in the UK taking Covid19 seriously? If not, why not?

    Go to Oxford and start licking door handles and PIN keypads?
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    Are people in the UK taking Covid19 seriously? If not, why not?

    Long term effects appear to be consistent with other pneumonia infections. Lost of lung capacity, which could be temporary, with training, possibly lung scarring, which is permanent. Or so I gather. It seems likely that China will come out ahead. There are advantages to totalitarian...