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Evil Sid

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  1. Loosing it

    PJ i do apologise but it was unclear in your post and i assumed that the old person was on foot and not driving. as for the reckless driving bit it was not an accusation merely a statement of what could be put down on any charge that the police might bring had an accident occurred. It was not meant as a criticism of you or your driving. I could have easily have said driving without due care and attention. again not criticism of your driving just an observation should charges arise. in saying that not too long back i was nearly wiped out by some young guy who saw gap in traffic and went to pull out. both he and i were lucky in that he managed to slam the anchors on and i managed to swerve across his front. good job i was on the bike and not in the car, or maybe not as he seemed to be oblivious to the bike and just saw a gap. had i been in the car he would in all probability not pulled out in front of me.
  2. Plastic problem ?

    somebody mentioned the other day that they are thinking of giving a refund on plastic bottles returned and recycled. Like they used to do years ago with your beer bottles. have also seen an article where a train station or bus station was giving a ticket for recycling plastic bottles. so many bottles per ticket. there is also a company that use recycled ground up plastic to make roads. (McRebur)
  3. World Cup

    leeds v saints game was good one though.
  4. Loosing it

    smart phones. dumb people. I the case of the older generation they could have hearing and sight difficulties as well as being unstable on their feet due to having managed to survive for so long. The young have no such excuse as being old, just the excuse that they needed to know what their mate who is about three yards behind them was doing after school or the like . however had you not managed to avoid adding to the Darwin list or relieving the NHS of some burdensome bed blocker, who would have been at fault? Well you would for not driving with due care and attention. That the person you had hit was oblivious to the fact you were driving recklessly down the road is no excuse. (the fact that you had hit a person automatically gives the assumption the you are driving recklessly in some eyes) it is not only pedestrians that are smart phone zombies, an increasing number of cyclist deem it unthinkable to be able to cycle along without head phones and smartphone, even to the point of using both hands to fiddle about with the playlist or send text or whatever it is they do on them. As a youth it was considered daring to ride a cycle with your hands off the handle bars, these days it it is almost compulsory. on the subject of spell checkers, do you have the US english spell checker installed or the UK english spell checker.(with appropriate dictionaries)?
  5. Next door neighbour seemed a bit miffed the other day. He told me that the police were telling people to remove the England flag from cars as it might offend. I have also seen a post on face ache along similar lines where police were saying that people were being told they could not wear and england shirt whilst watching the world cup in public houses and the like and that they should not be seen carrying the england flag for fear of causing offence. Ok my problem is that this is only two accounts and being a cynic when it comes to such things was wondering if anyone had seen or heard similar from any official source such as the police or government source or is it just a ploy from hate campaigners to stir up some racial hatred? "can't show support for my national team as it causes offence to (insert ethnic minority of choice) stuff that nobody is going to tell me what i can wear in my own country and if they don't like it they can (suitable swear word not found) back to where they came from" seems to be the mantra that is being touted. All this because the england national football team has manage to qualify to take part in the world cup and might actually manage to get to (lets be generous) the quarter finals. (on a personal note i could not care less about flags or the world cup for that matter) So again has anybody any proof of the allegations of the police activity or not?
  6. flying the flag and the world cup.

    Can't see the point in sticking an england flag (made in china) to my car (made in france) or my bike ( made in america) to support a scratch football team (made in hope), especially as i have no real interest in the world cup (or football in general) and the resultant "shouldadone" commentary by the pundits who had the same things said about them when they played for the national side when it got beat by (insert any other national side in the world here). The world cup. the only competition where the pre match commentary and the subsequent post mortem of the result takes longer than the actual match.
  7. Hill Cliffe. Help please?

    still in better nick than the footpaths in our street.
  8. wikipedia states there are 141 listed buildings in the warrington area. actually now 140 as they list the now defunct church.
  9. Castleford at home

    asp i would go on the 4th just to be sure and even then it would probably be fifty fifty that the train would be cancelled. thought it was a pretty good match all told. one lucky try each, hard to defend when the ball hits the cross bar and bounces back into the arms of the opposition and that awkward pass that somehow found found a player and baffled the cas defence to produce a try. given their positions in the league about what was expected. so a bit more practice kicking from the side lines as that seems to be where charnley likes to put the ball down as do most wingers these days.
  10. Because the kids would scream child abuse otherwise or the teachers would. (probably)
  11. losing text

    getting old bill, getting old
  12. losing text

    was trying to upload a screen shot but have run out of room on attachments for this site. now have to try and figure out how to remove attachments so that i can upload the screen shot. is this what you are seeing when you try to post bill? a bit convoluted but had to upload to photobucket, after confirming email with them.
  13. losing text

    are you using edit for every post bill? if you use reply to post then you should not get the red required at the top that only appears using the edit option.
  14. Perhaps the sensible solution would be that until a person has reached the legal age deemed to be "adult" then they should not be allowed to undergo any gender reassignment surgery. If they want to personally dress as a different gender, fine. I mean i am in the wrong body, i should be twenty years old with the physique of the average greek god. instead i am sixty with the body of the average couch potato, unfortunately technology has not yet got to the point of a full body swap.
  15. Smart Meters

    asp they gave me a small discount for having dual fuel with them. that has since been removed and having to spend twenty minutes at most on the phone four times a year is no great problem to me especially as it is an 0800 number and so only cost me twenty minutes of my time. Paying by direct debit might get you a small discount but you pay a fixed amount which in theory evens out over a year. if your consumption goes up it can be a few months before you get a letter saying that you need to up your payments and can we please have the extra £300 asap. if your consumption goes down then you still pay the same amount but end up with them owing you £300 which you will not get back if you ask for it but they may say that you can lower your payment. Also i like to make them wait for their money.
  16. losing text

    well bill you have me baffled if you look at my previous post i have edited it three times today using three different browsers and not had any problem with losing text. (scratches head,shrugs shoulders and admits defeat for now.)
  17. Smart Meters

    I must be well behind the time then when it comes to energy bills and payments. I get an email every three months saying they want my readings. I read my meters and write the figures down. I then go online and log into my account and input the readings. This gives me an instant cost for my energy. i then log out. a few days later i get an email saying my online bill is ready. i log in download the bill as a pdf and then call the automated line and pay using the numbered options. once payment has been made i am given a reference number which i amend to the pdf of my bill which is saved on my pc. and not once do i have to speak to a human being unless their automated system throws a wobbler. all of my lighting throughout the house is led bulbs or led tubes. ok so my heating is two gas fires. not very efficient but central heating would be not so much impossible but rather difficult to put in. and if it does get cold then an extra jumper or two soon sorts that as far as i am concerned. my dishwasher is very efficient energy wise ME. so do i need a smart meter. not really. i have a smart TV and that is more trouble than it is worth. (suffers from bouts of alzeihmers and has to be retuned about once a month.) are smart meters more use than ordinary meters, possibly providing that they are set right and you don't end up with a bill for 10 years energy for Buckingham palace. would a smart meter change my habits. not really apart from possibly adding an extra touch of paranoia wondering what was making it tick over even when every appliance in the house was definitely switched off and unplugged leading me to search every nook and cranny.
  18. Bins

    Makes you wonder why we are opting for nuclear plants to be built. There must be some long term reason. cost of plant versus lifetime of plant versus efficiency of electricity generated.But given our current "need to be green" culture you would think they would be springing up like mushrooms close to motorway networks with their own dedicated junctions. On the plus side for the coal fires. they heated the brick the whole length of the chimney and so at least kept some of the chill out of the floor above where mum and dad had their bedroom. Where i was dragged up the back room was the main living room and the kitchen sink backed onto the other side of the chimney so even in the harshest winter the water pipes never froze. The front room (or parlour as it was known) only ever got used on a Sunday and as far as i remember never had a fire lit in the grate the whole time we lived there. Meant that us kids bedroom was freezing in winter and sharing a bed with a sibling was a must rather than an annoyance.
  19. The description fits number 37 even down to the car in the overgrown drive when viewed on google. does make you wonder though seems a big place with plenty of parking, quiet area. Somebody must be paying council tax and such on the place. if they can afford that then why not a gardener? Got my imagination going now. out on the edge of the farm land where nobody would notice an odd smell or two. OOER!!!!
  20. losing text

    scratching my head as well dizz. may try using different browsers. well that was odd. just went to preview mode and tried typing stuff in at random. for some reason one key i pressed took me back to the unread contents page ( page i started on). when i came back to this thread it restored the reply i was messing with will try that again and see what key i pressed. done it again. in preview mode pressing backspace send you back to the previous page you were looking at. preview mode will also let you highlight text but not add or remove text. coming back to the thread you were posting on will not show the text you had typed in until you click in the reply box. your previously typed text will then be restored. this bit entered via the code button which gives you the message hold shift and right click. wonder if that is the reason? the quote symbol " is next to the code symbol <> is it possible that you may be using the code symbol when editing instead of the quote one? EDIT 7th June 07:10 am just noticed that there is a little red REQUIRED at the top of this just above the options panel. still lets me add and delete text and does not seem to be losing any, can even highlight and change colour. Edit 7th June 07:21 just thought I would try using IE still seems to work. edit yet again, this time using google chrome and still not a problem.
  21. losing text

    posting this and then editing to see if i can duplicate what you have experienced. edited at this point. second edit at this point. well can't seem to duplicate your problem bill this is the third time i have edited this post and not lost a single character.
  22. Challenge Cup

    should be interesting semis then. if the saints v catalan game is the first AND catalans win then the wolves v rhinos game will be a more intense game as catalan will be perceived on paper to be the "weaker" side. mind you if saints win then wolves will have an incentive to win their match so they can try and put the old saints curse to bed once and for all.......maybe. whoever wins playing them at the same venue on the same day seems a good idea. the fans get a good two games to watch and will get to know the finalists straight away. looking forward to it. the only fly in the ointment is the BBC commentary team. Jonathan " what I would do see" Davies. and Robbie "I can wander on the pitch any time" Hunter Paul.
  23. losing text

    only time i used internet explorer was to download firefox. the WG website is another problem area using firefox though. if you use adblocker on it it comes up with a message politely asking you to turn it off. if i do turn the adblocker off then clicking on a page makes it hit and miss on how long it will take to load. once loaded then ads that have video content tend to blare out at full volume and appear halfway through the article. clicking the back button is also a waste of time as the running ads seem to cause the page to load multiple times in the background and so i find it quicker to reload the home page rather than clicking the back button. still not come across the deleting problem on here, but has occasionally happened on faceache.
  24. would that be 37 goose lane the one next to "greenside farm" (35 goose lane)?
  25. Loosing it

    I think it's called growing old mate. I am just as bad as that. Last night i locked the back door, then went back unlocked it and locked it again to check that it was locked properly. This is despite the fact that you have to lift the handle to lock it and it won't lock unless you do.