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  • in reply to: EasyJet Cancellation and BMC insurance #1179

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    I think they need to see the reason to decide if it’s theirs or easyjets to pay. This was given to me in writing at the time, the only time it’s happened to me. Did they give you a denied boarding letter at the time? Mine said sonething about weather=act of God so the airline didn’t have to pay anything except the new flight. My insurance covered my connecting flight (not a through ticket) and refreshments, extra travel costs etc.

    https://www.caa.co.uk/Passengers/Resolving-travel-problems/Delays-cancellations/Your-rights/Your-rights-when-you-fly/

    Did you check with easyjet or your insurance before rebooking with ba? I suspect easyjet should have put you on another flight or paid for another flight. Good luck with it.

  • in reply to: My dentist has given me toothache :( #1157

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    Sounds bad. What material did they fill it with (white or amalgam)?

  • in reply to: How to speed up Synology NAS hyper backup? #1023

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    How is the drive connected to the NAS?

    If by network, it may be limited by a part of the network running at 100mbs rather than 1000mbs, or a wifi link. You should be getting about 70MB/s. If you are getting 5-7MB/s or less it is a network problem.

    If it is plugged directly in the back, there are two USB ports. USB2.0 (black), USB3.0 (blue). If the external drive is USB3.0, plug it into the blue one. If it’s only USB2.0 drive, you are in for a long wait for 1TB.

  • in reply to: Rear end shunt. #999

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    Probably a sweeping generalisation but my understanding it that if you are rear ended it is almost by default the other driver’s fault. Something a bout it being a driver’s responsibility to drive in a manner that allows them to cope with whatever happens in front of them.

    As regards your neck: I had a similar experience in a very slow rear end shunt and felt fine for two or three days then my neck started hurting. I was diagnosed with whiplash. Until it happened to me I thought it was just an insurance scam but it is absolutely real and took a quite a while to sort out.

  • in reply to: When buying a watch – automatic or battery? #994

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    Someone who is likely to appreciate a mechanical automatic movement (that is will wear or wind them daily, puts up with the crap time keeping and generally cares about the mechanism) has probably already got one.

    What I really like is a sub-second movement on the second hand. Mine goes in 200 ms intervals. It’s great.


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    There is no reason they cannot work. The ‘unfair dismissal’ option is the hardest one to win at a tribunal, the tribunal judge will be looking at whether correct procedure has been followed, so whilst I cannot say they won’t win I will say it will be a tough one!

    As someone has correctly said, the wages they earn whilst waiting for the tribunal to be heard will be offset against any compensation

  • in reply to: NHS pay #906

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    If the teachers don’t a similar or better deal soon, expect disruption to your children’s education.

  • in reply to: DIY building an inspection pit #895

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    I’ve given some thought to this for a new build we are planning. Digging the hole would be easy if there’s only a layer of concrete with soil underneath, as long as you’re sure you’re not going to fall into a capped mineshaft! If you do it, loose soil will require shuttering to prevent collapse and I suppose you might be able to copy the Brunels of the world, who would add to the weight of the shuttering so that it slid down as the floor was dug out. In building brick-lined shafts I believe it was common to sink an iron ring into the hole, lay bricks on top of it and allow it to sink under its own weight providing an instant brick liner.

    If I was to build one I would provide a sump in the middle for pumping out water, possibly leaving a sump pump installed and piped to an outside drain. LED lighting around the edge. Some recesses in the wall for tools. A ladder. Wood boards on top. Having seen the consequence of a petrol vapour explosion in a pit I would also pay attention to ventilation.

  • in reply to: Exercising a dog on a lead – how hard is it? #864

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    It is hard for certain dogs, but still possible.

    Our dog needs to run, a long walk does not even come close to equalling a run for him. There’s something calming about the running, it’s not just about how much energy he uses.

    He is not reliable off lead, so we run canicross with him or bike jo with him. These do require more effort, but he stays under control and gets the necessary run. We are working on training him to be reliable off lead too, but we are not there yet.

  • in reply to: Chiropractor- yes or no? #797

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    I have been to chiros before and they can be a bit hit and miss. The best one I have been to is McTimoney chiro who does not do any kind of cracking. I’m not sure I’d feel confident going back to the same person in your case, as bad ones can do some serious damage.

  • in reply to: How to deal with Life's difficulties? #790

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    How things look to outsiders and how things are/feel aren’t always the same. Things always sort themselves out somehow, not always in the way you expected or wanted, but you survive. It does help to be proactive though, more chance of creating the outcome you want than by just ignoring it all and seeing what happens without your input, although even a decision to do the latter is still a decision of sorts. There aren’t necessarily rights and wrongs (depends on the situation), sometimes it’s just about figuring out what’s right for you.

  • in reply to: How to speed up Synology NAS hyper backup? #1025

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    Presuming it’s a standard spinning HDD, you should have average write speeds around 70MB/s, not limited by USB if it’s in the blue slot. 1TB should take around 4hrs, maybe more if it is treating it as a background task. 13+hrs seems long. Maybe there is some issue associated with the latest DSM. They are normally quite good at fixing bugs like this in the next release.

    I’ve no experience of QNAP, but I’d buy a Synology, just because the software is so easy. They are also quite hard to break. I’ve had one recording two network IP HD cams in a dusty warehouse. Continuous writing at 1MB/s, for 4 years – no issues at all.

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