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  1. Manacles

    Calling all craftsmen.....

    signed........ :)
  2. Manacles

    Starbucks

    Hi Andy, hope all is well with you. We are in danger of agreeing here (mild shock;)), as my OH has work for British Antarctic Survey and bears out your comments re the continents, including Antarctica. :)
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    Starbucks

    :rolleyes:
  4. Manacles

    permanently moving to the woods and back to nature.

    That's a good point. It's worth checking out Mark Boyle's book "The Moneyless Manifesto" where he proposes what you describe as an alternative future, by his own admission in the book, he has had to resort to living in a borrowed flat. Having said that, his book is very thought provoking...
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    permanently moving to the woods and back to nature.

    That's a great read and very informative too. He has since written a jolly good book on foraging skills aswell
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    Starbucks

    Good grief, I go away for a few weeks and when I get back war has broken out over Starbucks lol. I think I'll keep my head down on this one :lmao:
  7. Manacles

    Advice on binoculars

    At around £150 look at Opticron, particularly their "Oregon" range. They do a very good 8 x 32 for about a ton. Well worth a look.
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    Anyone used the Leatherman bit driver extension with a Skeletool

    Thanks guys, interesting point re removing the bit Graham as that was one of the criticisms that had come up, but as you say, oddly enough, I have a handy pair of pliers too :) Bigroomboy, I'll check that out, thanks, depends a lot on the comparative prive, I can get the extender for a tenner...
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    Anyone used the Leatherman bit driver extension with a Skeletool

    Has anyone ever used a Leatherman bit driver extension (the knurled bar one) with a Skeletool? I've just gone to order one and the reviews are mixed, with some claiming that it is not really suitable and others claiming that the once "in" the bits won't come out. As most published reviews are...
  10. Manacles

    Stoopid jokes

    I would like to congratulate Richard III for getting a council parking space for 500 years - the last time I drove into town I struggled to get one for thirty minutes........
  11. Manacles

    Stoopid jokes

    And in the same vein: What has six wheels and flies round? A dustcart......
  12. Manacles

    Stoopid jokes

    Excellent!
  13. Manacles

    Stoopid jokes

    what do you call a deer with no eyes no legs and no genitals,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,still no ******* idea
  14. Manacles

    Plans to store nuclear waste in Ennerdale.

    It is not fantasy at all Lurch, if power prices continue to rise at the current rates in the UK, it will start to become genuinely unaffordable for some, and that might result in a reduction. China and India? A meteoric rise followed by a quick fall. China is certainly powered by coal. If the...
  15. Manacles

    Plans to store nuclear waste in Ennerdale.

    Article on BBC news today: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-21298117 Puts a perspective to our collective arguments :)
  16. Manacles

    Plans to store nuclear waste in Ennerdale.

    What you are doing here Andy is confusing economics with energy, and although there is clear link, that is actually only a small part of the picture. The basic formula for energy recovery (eg drilling for oil) is Energy Recovered Offset Against Energy Invested (EROAEI). Basically the way this...
  17. Manacles

    Plans to store nuclear waste in Ennerdale.

    Crikey Andy, now we are agreeing, this really has to stop lol. Seriously though you are right about nuclear activists quite often having political agenda, and I know quite a few "Greens" who are amongst the most voracious consumers and wasters I have ever met. For the record, I was quite...
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    Plans to store nuclear waste in Ennerdale.

    I do not disagree with any of what you say on this, and I see nuclear as a good solution, but as you say, only if we can get the waste issue sorted properly. The problem with increased usage of course lies with the consumer. We all seem to have so many more electronics gadgets these days and...
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    Plans to store nuclear waste in Ennerdale.

    Andy are you really going to accuse me of false assumptions when you described people with an interest in the environment as "treehuggers" and then qualify that with implying they are all on the dole? Tut tut :rolleyes:
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    Plans to store nuclear waste in Ennerdale.

    Paul you are misquoting me. I was responding Andy's assertion that those with a view on preserving the location were "tree huggers" that are on the dole. The reference to the old ways refers tot hose that revere the beauty and tranquility of the countryside and have a view that it should...