Things that don't make sense….
patriotpro/nealglover – I suspect you are the same person.
This sort of incident (which occur for a variety of reasons but usually related to lack of investment and maintenance) is narrowly avoided a lot more often than you might imagine. Because it’s avoided by desperate last minute scrambling you just don’t get to hear about it.Posted 4 years agobencooperMember
Why do phone and calculators have their number pads laid out completely differently
Calculator keypads came from mechanical adding machines which usually, because of how the carry function works, have the 9 at the top. Phone keypads came from rotary dial phones which sort-of have 123 at the top and 789 at the bottom.Posted 4 years agoGreybeardMember
The incompetence of the water authorities in the UK is staggering.
That’s because we don’t have water authorities any more. Their job was to make sure we had a good water supply. Now we have water companies – their job is to make money for their shareholders.
Ditto electricity, ditto railways. Roads will be next.Posted 4 years agomidlifecrashesSubscriber
Nobody is saying you need to flush your loo with drinking water. Sort yourself a tank and stop doing it if it bothers you that much. My house came with a collection system built in from new.
Oh and for the OP, try http://www.bubblebum.co/ inflatable car seat if your kid is big enough.Posted 4 years agosamuriMember
This sort of incident (which occur for a variety of reasons but usually related to lack of investment and maintenance) is narrowly avoided a lot more often than you might imagine. Because it’s avoided by desperate last minute scrambling you just don’t get to hear about it.
That’s not fair. NI Water have had to deal a terribly under-invested infrastructure compared to the rest of the UK and that was a result of pipe bursts. Nothing to do with availability of drinking water.
You want they should send two pipes to your house?
Anyone who doesn’t like using drinking water to flush the bog should capture their own grey water and send it to the toilet. It’s not the water companies fault, it’s yours.Posted 4 years ago
When I posted last night I had had a few beers and broke my own rule about not getting into arguments on the internet as experience has shown it’s a complete waste of time.Posted 4 years ago
Greybeard – error on my part to refer to them as water authorities and 100% agreement about water companies being shareholder driven. IMO all utility firms should be operated for the benefit of the citizens, privatisation was a huge mistake.
Some people seem to be confused about potable water and raw water. The availability of raw water may be sufficient but the infrastructure to treat it (and store it) and provide potable water is not exactly robust in many areas. Statements about providing your own grey water tank won’t change the fact that without financial incentive the vast majority won’t bother. A few conscientious bearded STW types doing so is pretty much irrelevant in the big scheme of things. Inclusion in new builds is a good idea but new builds to this standard still make up a very small percentage of UK housing stock (this is a guess, CBA to search for a link to support)
Anyway, I work in the water treatment and supply industry so I’m not going to jeopardise my job by posting any first hand experiences on here. And I can’t be bothered anyway, I’ve surprised myself by typing this much. Night!boxelderSubscriber
One s in desert – you pudding.
Why people without kids are uppity and intolerant of those who do have kids. No-one could argue that stopping having kids isn’t a threat to human existence. Having kids is piggin hard work and will keep the world going for your retirement.Posted 4 years agoconvertSubscriber
Grown men wearing croc shoes. I just don’t get it, it makes no sense to me.
I mean you think their partner would say ‘Really? You’re going out with those on?’
Hey, my wife actually bought me a pair of crocs the other day for my birthday. They did come with a warning that I could only wear them when swimming (to and from the sea) and general mincing around faffery and the there were no circumstances where wearing them in public proper would be acceptable. I plan on breaking the rule – dead comfy for slobbing. Like slippers for outdoors. I also got my first ever pair of actual slippers for the same birthday (41) – clearly on the downward slope!Posted 4 years agogrievoustimMember
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How do hip-hop mixtape artists afford the samples they use?
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As long as they aren’t making any money (I think they are mostly given away for free) the record cos turn a blind eye
At some point they will probably decide they care enough to take someone to court and people will stop making themPosted 4 years ago
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