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  • in reply to: Reheating curry and rice #1228

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    Old rice? Heat it up and eat it. Like you, we’ve been doing that for the last 30 odd years.

    Or we speaking from beyond the grave?

    Whooo whoooo who knows?

  • in reply to: Reheating curry and rice #1216

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    Bacillus cereus can be quite serious!

  • in reply to: My dentist has given me toothache :( #1155

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    My (private) dentist has always corrected things free of charge[1] if I’ve gone back; dentist work isn’t perfect and sometimes doesn’t work properly. If yours won’t, find a new one.

    [1] Assuming what he did didn’t work and should have done rather than just “can we try this first”; if, for instance, a filling doesn’t work but really a crown is needed he’s not going to give me the price difference to a crown for nowt

  • in reply to: Is this legal? Domain registrar ignoring abuse complaints #1122

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    I suppose it rather depends on who the registrar is and where the transactions took place.

    GDPR has been mentioned, but if this was something other than a UK based registrar will GDPR be any help? As to forwarding the Email thread to the Police, I suspect that would be a waste of Electricity.

  • in reply to: Automatic Opt-in for Organ Donation. #1043

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    Can relatives also override the wishes of the deceased with regard to disposal of remains as expressed in a Will?

  • in reply to: Automatic Opt-in for Organ Donation. #1042

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    I think it appalling that we are in a situation where families can refuse to organ donation when the wishes were otherwise. I really don’t understand why this is still the case. It makes the whole opting in or out process into rather a farce IMO.

  • in reply to: Automatic Opt-in for Organ Donation. #1030

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    I’ve had a donor card for decades. Maybe I hope I’ll be more use dead than I was alive …. although probably too old now to be of any use at all.

    I firmly believe that if you would consider the possibility you might ever need to make use of a donated organ yourself, you must of course also be willing to be a donor.

    So I’m in favor of automatic opt-in.

  • in reply to: Rear end shunt. #1008

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    Wouldn’t matter if you did stop suddenly, a rear ending is the fault of the rear driver unless you cut them up.

    I’m just waiting for someone to get me in my Landy. First gear is quite quick up to about 10mph, but you need to pause for 2-3 seconds from first to second otherwise the change is horribly rough. People seem to get awfully close when this happens. I’m just waiting to have to clean their paint off my rear crossmember and pick their plastic bumper off the tow bar while they ring up to have their knackered car towed.

  • in reply to: How reliable has your car been? #973

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    I used to drive Transit’s for work every day. They took a ridiculous amount of abuse and 24/7 use (literally) and never really went wrong.

    I found a decent one, test drove it, went over it with a fine tooth comb. It was solid and well looked after so I bought it. Then it went through 3 bearings in 12 months. Wheel bearing, clutch release, prop in that order. Painful. Used vehicles are always a lottery!

  • in reply to: PayPal sucks :( #945

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    I do feel your pain, I did the same last year when I moved, put in my new address, deleted my old one, and yet every time I use it I’m asked if I want to make this my main delivery address …..

  • in reply to: Google – mind your own business and stop spying on me! #919

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    There’s a guy who lives in one of the cottages on our farm, who has a business. Google asks me every day to rate my experience of my visit.

    He’s a nice enough chap, harmless, and has Aspergers, so I’m not going to play silly buggers with him.

    Gets on my tits that does, so I’d be obliged if anyone knows how to turn this crap off.

  • in reply to: NHS pay #911

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    Surely more NHS workers are needed? Unless they are going to spend the money on lots of caffeine to keep them alert more during their shifts? …but I guess bigger pay means working for the NHS is more attractive.

  • in reply to: How much Oil Consumption? #888

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    3 bed single storey with not particularly well insulated walls. Using about 1300 to 1500 litres a year, but that’s supplemented by a wood burner. This winters been a fairly cold one. Had a delivery in September, will dip the tank this afternoon to see what we’ve used since then. Consumption over xmas and new year is always high.

  • in reply to: Exercising a dog on a lead – how hard is it? #872

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    As an aside, having just returned from the morning walk, I do think extendaleads are an abomination.

    @carlson Unfortunately, for some dogs they are a necessity. Ours – a norfolk terrier – is rarely let off the lead due to his tendency to chase runners and cyclists. Even his favourite treat – cheese – doesn’t work in these situations. Blame the owners if you like, but we didn’t get him til he was a year old and so training him has been difficult – he only passed the “easy basics” course on the third attempt ! So maybe we should have him put down and get a puppy……

    As a cyclist and a runner I’m used to having my activities disrupted by other peoples dogs – leads across the track, being barked at, dogs chasing each other all over the trails. Been bitten once – a westie – but apart from that it doesn’t bother me. Rather than see them as an inconvienience, I’ve changed my attitude. So I have to slow down, so what ? I say hello to the dogs, and their owners. I say “No problem” when the owners apologise, and try not to get upset when they don’t.

    But most importantly I find I get pleasure in seeing dogs enjoying themselves. I smile. I might even stop to stroke a dog or ask what sort it is. And I get back from my ride/run full not just of endorphins but also dopamine.

  • in reply to: What does 'adulting' to mean? #1171

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    I’d agree on the boring, responsible stuff and I can see what hopscotch means. My friend said it to me when I explained my weekend consisted of housework and DIY jobs. Mentally I will never grow up, so I’d much rather be playing with games and reading, but sadly to have a job/house/etc I do need to partake in ‘adulting’.

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