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by Ballard
Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:15 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: LED lightbulbs can save you hundreds in energy bills
Replies: 45
Views: 27780

Just replaced all the bulbs with LEDs from homebase, they just plug into the existing fittings now, and the colour is really nice, a slightly less yellow light than filament or CCF. I reacon the 4-5w bulbs are very equivalent to the old 60w filament ones, also work with dimmers etc no problem.
by Ballard
Sat Oct 26, 2013 1:47 pm
Forum: News
Topic: So the UK economy is doing OK. Or is it?
Replies: 24
Views: 5000

Steve, agree wholeheartedly
by Ballard
Tue Oct 01, 2013 7:25 pm
Forum: Living in the Future
Topic: The UK In 10-15 Years
Replies: 45
Views: 20536

emordnilap wrote:Classic, Atman.
+1
by Ballard
Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:47 pm
Forum: Living in the Future
Topic: Japanese knotweed
Replies: 60
Views: 28420

I've been involved with CABI (hoping to build their new zero energy HQ!), They are experts in natural methods of invasive species suppression; they have been carrying out tests on Japanese Knotweed... http://www.cabi.org/default.aspx?site=170&page=1033&profile=1&query=knotweed&forcer...
by Ballard
Sat May 25, 2013 2:28 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Gas alert as demand and prices rise
Replies: 1272
Views: 258591

http://news.sky.com/story/1095134/gas-uk-was-six-hours-from-running-out Britain was six hours from running out of gas in March, it has been reported. High demand during record cold temperatures during the month combined with a pipeline fault to drive stores of gas "dangerously low", the C...
by Ballard
Mon May 06, 2013 7:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: peer to peer lending / borrowing
Replies: 37
Views: 8454

Ok, thanks all, lots of intresting stuff to think about. Given that we live in this world and not Ian M Bank's culture, I think i might give it a shot.
by Ballard
Sun May 05, 2013 7:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: peer to peer lending / borrowing
Replies: 37
Views: 8454

peer to peer lending / borrowing

Anyone got any inside knowledge of P2P lending and borrowing, it sounds like an intresting concept, one which breaks the banks stranglehold on liquidity?
by Ballard
Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:35 pm
Forum: Government and Society
Topic: Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment
Replies: 878
Views: 330785

Déjà vu :roll:
by Ballard
Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: feeling brassic?
Replies: 15
Views: 3891

ziggy12345 wrote:The term is Boracic....

Boracic Lint, Skint
I don't feel any wealthier for that pedantry unfortunately. :)
by Ballard
Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:38 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Effective letter flap for front door?
Replies: 26
Views: 13472

wot steve said
by Ballard
Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: feeling brassic?
Replies: 15
Views: 3891

feeling brassic?

This is a good explanation of the effects of inflation...

I listen to the argument between the deflationists and inflationists, however in all the essentials we are rapidly getting poorer..

http://www.tullettprebon.com/Announceme ... 130220.pdf
by Ballard
Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Peak Oil Music!
Replies: 397
Views: 167818

beggermans disco...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnahB3SYN84
upbeat doom :)
by Ballard
Sat Jan 05, 2013 3:28 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 3-D Printing; the next digital Industrial Revolution
Replies: 29
Views: 6193

We use 3d printing quite often to make scale models of building projects from the 3d cad data. Models currently tend to be quite fragile, you can now buy a full colour 3d printing machine for £3000 if you so wish! This is amusing... http://twistedsifter.com/2012/11/3d-printed-lego-street-art-greg-pe...
by Ballard
Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Peak Oil drinks collection...
Replies: 14
Views: 2614

Image
:lol:
by Ballard
Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mega oil find
Replies: 15
Views: 2803

Catweazle wrote:I wonder if these new discoveries have been added to the oil reserve figures yet. All we need is technology to exploit them, we're saved.
All we need to do is refurbish the mining ship Red Dwarf, and we’re good to go!