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Forum: Advice 31-12-2010, 13:11
Replies: 47
Views: 56,217
Posted By Stewie_C
Electricity can, and does kill. If you are asking...

Electricity can, and does kill. If you are asking for advice on how to do the job in a general advice newsgroup I'd suggest you should not be attempting this. Like LCDMAN I am a qualified practicing...
Forum: General Discussion 30-12-2010, 11:34
Replies: 149
Views: 5,888
Posted By Stewie_C
Never sure about the "Brave new world" view of...

Never sure about the "Brave new world" view of the future without human interaction. In the case of supermarkets, I see the advantage to them of having the self service tills, and I can see that it's...
Forum: General Discussion 30-12-2010, 10:49
Replies: 149
Views: 5,888
Posted By Stewie_C
I know knife blades are restricted - and why. I...

I know knife blades are restricted - and why. I also know that many DIY items are restricted and for good reason. It's also clear that if you have wallpaper that transaction will go smoothly unless...
Forum: General Discussion 30-12-2010, 09:49
Replies: 149
Views: 5,888
Posted By Stewie_C
Is true - I was talking about stuff I personally...

Is true - I was talking about stuff I personally buy. Knife blades, and various products in B&Q require authorisation but you will only know what products that applies to when you scan it. Therefore...
Forum: General Discussion 30-12-2010, 09:34
Replies: 149
Views: 5,888
Posted By Stewie_C
I don't use the self service tills as it pretty...

I don't use the self service tills as it pretty well ALWAYS requires some authorisation from the assistant, or some button pressed and problems sorted by said assistant. As the assistant is trying to...
Forum: General Discussion 30-12-2010, 08:25
Replies: 223
Views: 12,044
Posted By Stewie_C
I've been on both sides of the fence, and what...

I've been on both sides of the fence, and what many customers don't realise is that they simply reap what they sow. Retail staff ARE there to help you, but your actions will be the cause of any...
Forum: General Discussion 30-12-2010, 07:49
Replies: 3,040
Views: 355,170
Posted By Stewie_C
I work for a property maintainance company, and...

I work for a property maintainance company, and many of our contracts are with housing associations and local authorities. Many anecdotes there! But I'll just mention one that happened just prior to...
Forum: General Discussion 30-12-2010, 06:58
Replies: 223
Views: 12,044
Posted By Stewie_C
Troll thread!

Troll thread!
Forum: General Discussion 29-12-2010, 09:19
Replies: 256
Views: 10,475
Posted By Stewie_C
My last visit to the GP was for rectal bleeding....

My last visit to the GP was for rectal bleeding. I didn't know the problem, but I did know it needed to be checked out. I really don't understand how imparting this to the receptionist would have in...
Forum: Advice 29-12-2010, 08:23
Replies: 79
Views: 5,716
Posted By Stewie_C
I still think that if there is a need to respond,...

I still think that if there is a need to respond, then sending a card to the pupil via the school is the best way and I'm sure the pupil would appreciate the gesture. Maybe send a card to the whole...
Forum: General Discussion 29-12-2010, 08:21
Replies: 256
Views: 10,475
Posted By Stewie_C
I can also see that there are occasions I've felt...

I can also see that there are occasions I've felt that I do need an answer but the appointment might be wasting the doctor's time. I have in the past talked to receptioists and asked them to talk to...
Forum: Advice 29-12-2010, 07:43
Replies: 20
Views: 3,958
Posted By Stewie_C
The mains voltage supplied is not regulated by...

The mains voltage supplied is not regulated by the 17th edition - that is wiring of the installation. The supplied voltage comes under ESQCR regulations. The 17th edition introduced new limits on the...
Forum: General Discussion 29-12-2010, 07:27
Replies: 256
Views: 10,475
Posted By Stewie_C
My surgery asks if I mind which doctor I see, but...

My surgery asks if I mind which doctor I see, but not WHY I wan't to see a doctor. I have been at the surgery for quite a few years, and know which doctor is best for sick notes, which one is best...
Forum: Advice 29-12-2010, 02:30
Replies: 38
Views: 1,897
Posted By Stewie_C
I'd say that the value cheapo range of drills are...

I'd say that the value cheapo range of drills are not worth the bother at all. I got a B&Q value one to drill through wooden joists and it lasted 5 holes before it died. I've now got a Black&Decker...
Forum: Advice 28-12-2010, 19:22
Replies: 20
Views: 3,958
Posted By Stewie_C
There are several reasons why lamp life might be...

There are several reasons why lamp life might be shortened varying from the angle the lamp is at (filament types such as incandescents and halogens) ambient heat, temperature extremes, the number of...
Forum: Advice 28-12-2010, 19:09
Replies: 79
Views: 5,716
Posted By Stewie_C
Although it might have been nice to say goodbye,...

Although it might have been nice to say goodbye, my instinct would be to not accept the freind request and not reply. She'll live!
Forum: Advice 28-12-2010, 19:01
Replies: 20
Views: 3,958
Posted By Stewie_C
Well, he's right! They DON'T like the cold. Nor...

Well, he's right! They DON'T like the cold. Nor do they last any longer than standard lamps. The figures quoted for lamp life are dependant on them being on 24/7 - in a normal house whereby they will...
Forum: Advice 28-12-2010, 18:57
Replies: 20
Views: 3,958
Posted By Stewie_C
I am a qualified electrician, and my only...

I am a qualified electrician, and my only reccomendation is to get somebody qualified to look at it - I've seen what unqualified people do!

In answer to some of the previous posts, the amount of...
Forum: General Discussion 28-12-2010, 15:24
Replies: 122
Views: 5,175
Posted By Stewie_C
Nobody has defined where the divide lies, and I'm...

Nobody has defined where the divide lies, and I'm guessing that it will be different for everyone. In my case, the North/South divide is specifically the M4, with no such place as the midlands. Is...
Forum: Advice 28-12-2010, 08:29
Replies: 18
Views: 1,567
Posted By Stewie_C
My dad isn't quite at the same point, but it...

My dad isn't quite at the same point, but it probably won't be long.

As a family, we don't discuss the afterlife as I'm pretty sure none of us believe there is one. At the moment, we are still...
Forum: General Discussion 27-12-2010, 13:48
Replies: 184
Views: 10,849
Posted By Stewie_C
DS can only benefit Google if a good percentage...

DS can only benefit Google if a good percentage of the clicks result in a sale for the advertiser, and yes - they DO have the ability to track what clicks result in sales. Put yourself in the...
Forum: General Discussion 27-12-2010, 07:23
Replies: 48
Views: 4,265
Posted By Stewie_C
Text speak is annoying, as is writing long...

Text speak is annoying, as is writing long sentences without any punctuation whatsoever. I don't tend to take a lot of notice of it on facebook, as some of my daughter's freinds use it, and I see...
Forum: General Discussion 27-12-2010, 06:38
Replies: 184
Views: 10,849
Posted By Stewie_C
I run a website with income from Adsense. I am...

I run a website with income from Adsense. I am aware of Google's terms of service and stick to them. I value the income too much to get banned!

There is an ettiquette for seeing where other...
Forum: General Discussion 24-12-2010, 17:11
Replies: 207
Views: 18,111
Posted By Stewie_C
I was going to bump this by recalling the time...

I was going to bump this by recalling the time when I went to something or other with the cubs many years ago. For some reason I misunderstood the travel arrangements, and when it came to going home...
Forum: General Discussion 24-12-2010, 17:05
Replies: 56
Views: 3,090
Posted By Stewie_C
A gay freind of mine onced used the expression...

A gay freind of mine onced used the expression "Hurts like buggery" in total innocence once without having a clue why we rolled around laughing!
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