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by RenewableCandy
Thu Feb 11, 2021 11:16 pm
Forum: Living in the Future
Topic: How Russia Wins the Climate Crisis
Replies: 3
Views: 744

Re: How Russia Wins the Climate Crisis

There is a vociferous far-right in Russia, and sadly this situation is grist to their mill.
by RenewableCandy
Thu Feb 11, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: The UK needs a civil defence organisation.
Replies: 1
Views: 671

Re: The UK needs a civil defence organisation.

I always think of the Army as doing a lot of this kind of stuff. Historically here in York the Gurkhas in our local barracks help us when it floods. However, the barracks is being shut due to some cost-cutting or other so we now (probably) have a lot less help during floods - which are pretty well o...
by RenewableCandy
Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Will landline telephones work in a power cut ?
Replies: 26
Views: 7460

Re:

A limited number of customers have fiber into their premises, to give very fast internet or multiple phone lines. This system DOES require electricity at the customers premises. Hopefully users are aware of this and will provide a suitable UPS. All this presumes that I have correctly understood thi...
by RenewableCandy
Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Government and Society
Topic: New Agriculture Act
Replies: 1
Views: 1306

New Agriculture Act

As of today: https://www.sustainweb.org/blogs/nov20-new-agriculture-act2020/ What we secured in the final Agriculture Act Much farm support will now be based on delivering public goods or benefits – supporting farmers whilst helping deliver on top priorities like nature protection, soil health, cl...
by RenewableCandy
Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 3 gorges dam at risk??
Replies: 21
Views: 2649

UndercoverElephant wrote:
emordnilap wrote:It's able to withstand a 'worst flood in 100 years'. WTF does that even mean?
I don't think I'd find it very reassuring if I lived in the area myself.
We've had a couple of those here in York in the past decade.
by RenewableCandy
Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Companies going bankrupt/into administration
Replies: 752
Views: 143870

Edinburgh woolen mill chain of shops and other brands under the same ownership said to be close to collapse. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-54477265 I remember spending what seemed like an eternity with my mother in one of those shops waiting for her to decide on what to get. Karma. Probably n...
by RenewableCandy
Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Climate Change
Topic: Calls to ban outdoor heaters in paris.
Replies: 5
Views: 1752

I've seen those in use in outdoor cafes. Yes a daft way to keep a customer warm. They use them to extend the outdoor alfresco dining season a couple pf weeks each end of the summer. I would think radiant heat built into the chairs and table supports would be more efficient but you are going to have...
by RenewableCandy
Wed Nov 11, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Living in the Future
Topic: Two Thought Experiments
Replies: 26
Views: 2435

I always read Tess's and Renewable's posts even if I read no others. I'm sexist that way. Despite the inherent patronising sexism of this comment I find myself warmly heartened :lol: I missed the sexism - though I'm like that. You have to be a bit less subtle for me to notice such things. I feel gu...
by RenewableCandy
Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: Preparations
Topic: What can we plant right now in case Covid19 disrupt our food
Replies: 71
Views: 5349

I've planted a couple of hundred runner & french beans on the Plot. There are also 4 rows of broadies. Marvellous Other 1/2 has done all the digging this year because I'm such a wimp and also I (think I) got The Rona earlier this month! We have spuds too, and some kale. Plus our usual complement...
by RenewableCandy
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8510
Views: 265755

Has anyone here actually *had* the virus? I spent about a week earlier this month being ill in a manner that even I wasn't used to - no cough, but a temperature and agonising sinus pain. I still feel a bit weak, even after nearly a month. A bunch of people I know (coincidentally, all girlies) have a...
by RenewableCandy
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Climate Change
Topic: Extinction Rebellion, ongoing disscussion.
Replies: 214
Views: 26381

'Greta Thunberg, a psychologically impaired kid who has come out of nowhere and, in terms of life experiences does not know her arse from her elbow' And yet, plenty of grown ups with life experience do nothing. There is nothing in what she says that is incorrect. Comments like the above are no diff...
by RenewableCandy
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Negative interest rate mortgage launched in Denmark
Replies: 11
Views: 2121

Just catching up.
by RenewableCandy
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hundreds of migrants wade river to get into Mexico
Replies: 3
Views: 1608

Interesting question!

I recall reading, back in the early 80s before AIDS, that as a black bloke you'd live longer, on average, in Africa than in the USA.
by RenewableCandy
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Living in the Future
Topic: totalitarian technology
Replies: 12
Views: 3443

TBH, apart from the actual paid work mentioned earlier (which rather detracts from my time for all sorts of other things) I've had a head full of ruddy Brexit for ages&ages. It's proven extremely divisive (even Kenneal and I find oursels on opposite sides, to give you some idea). I've also been ...
by RenewableCandy
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Local lad buys chainsaw
Replies: 23
Views: 2836

Local lad buys chainsaw

This came through in my f/b feed and I thought it might be of use to some on here (reposted with permission): Be aware, 'shopping' post! Yes, unusual, as I don't like buying stuff - but some products are pretty much essential, and I've been using chainsaws for 20 years, plug-in electric ones, althou...