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    You can not believe what UK Listings can be like; I know of one building from about 1920, listed with late 1980s faux-leaded faux-diamond pane glass. It is illegal to replace that with period correct windows!...
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    That would be about equivalent to our Grade 2 and Grade 1 Listed Building status. Beyond that I meant that, even with a freehold property, you may require permits to re-configure or change the usage of a property, and discussing...
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    Yeah, Flipping is a thing in the UK too, but works slightly differently because our zoning and related laws are different. (This doesn't actually apply because Scotland, but for example, if Charlie owned the ground of the block Nojay lives...
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    That doesn't seem much like the UK housing market (ignore whether $buyer is buying to renovate and sell on, renovate and rent, or to actually live in), the typical transaction is:- 1) $buyer purchases house from $seller. 2) $buyer does...
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    [1] After double checking, in Scots Law a sheriff runs, and/or sits in judgement in a court. They must be a qualified and experienced advocate or solicitor, and are a civil service appointee, not an elected official like in the...
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    Well, this is "just guys talking on the commute" but we;re discussing the notion of breaking open warehouses with MoD ration packs (UK equivalent to US MRE) in them....
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    On the "bright" side, there have been claims that a "die-back event" is the only way to prevent "global warming"....
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    Well, in this general context, I used to know someone who was a sales rep, and concerned about "how much he drank". He switched to G&IT, with an understanding that the barman would serve him tonic on the rocks. He...
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    Yeah, but most of us would put Dominic Cummings (and Alexander Bozo Falafel Johnson) on the "B Ark"....
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    #442 - And indeed there are people (I think journalists and "healthcare managers") who seem to think that a Covid-19 test is some sort of "silver bullet" rather than a confirmation of diagnosis (based on hearing/seeing interviews). #479 - What...
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    No links in my #82 to be breakable. The only HTML is one word in boldface....
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    #24 - Well, the Paris - Nice cycle race is still on. That said, the one USian rider has withdrawn so that he can get home ahead of the Orange Carcinoma's travel ban... #37 - Your sums are correct, but...
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    Well put; there are at least 3 others who'd have said more or less exactly that here....
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    Any thoughts as far ahead as the second May bank holiday weekend? (Satellite 7) I won't ask the committee from this far out....
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    #1167 - Huh!!? I have at no point advocated using a larger loading gauge than needed; Simply pointed out that the loading gauge sets a limit on how large a rail vehicle's dynamic silhouette can be. #1169 - You mean...
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    #1101 - London, Glasgow, Clydebank, Dumbarton. Just a few places that have multiple main-line stations, and indeed may have main-line terminii. #1106 - "We're talking about a missile the size of the Chrysler Building". Yes? #1108 - "I wonder if...
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    Well, "Alexander Johnson" is his actual first forename and surname, even if "BoZo Falafel" is political comment....
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    That's the thing about a loading gauge; it's a maximum dynamic width/height for stock, but you don't have to build the largest possible stock within the loading gauge....
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    #1066 - Ironic number. But no; I was just implying an exceptional level of stoopid on BoZo's part. #1068 - Amongst the people I know Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal is the most popular of the Battenburgs!...
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    Just recently read that the UK Minister of Health Nadine Dorries has been diagnosed with COVID 19 and is self quarantined That;s correct. There are no plans to even test some of those at the same party (yes, that sense...
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    And apparently, although he is known to have been at a party with a sufferer there are no plans to test BoZo. That said, he's probably one of the few people who could fail a diagnostic test!...
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    #1018 - Well, you started it! The North American loading gauge is even wider than the European one. #1025 - Counterpoint. An etymologist was visiting the Outer Hebrides and asked a local 'Is there any word in Gaelic that is...
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    #921 - I'd agree, despite BoZo's "you can't have another Independence Referendum" schtick. #926 - The maximum speed that the stock is capable of is not the same thing as the speed limit for the permanent way you're travelling on!...
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    I'm not sure if the capsules are ground cumin or cumin oil. I also don't know how effective the treatment is (if at all)...
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    There was some interesting stuff on this subject in Supergirl Season 4. (which may be continued in Season 5)....
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    #866 - Where does that place people like me who normally buy toilet paper in 2 off packs of 16 rolls, one for each toilet, at intervals of once every several months? It;s not like the stuff "goes off"! #868...
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    I know! :-) Oh and I had to Wikipedia "boustrophedon". I think I may have found a use for it, probably combined with phonetic spelling, in role-playing games!...
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    You are remembering the bit where I'm Scottish and we regard oatmeal porridge (normally with milk and salt or sugar) as a good "hot breakfast?...
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    #404 - I wasn't aware that Nojay had worked for the Bank of England. The "big 3" Scottish clearing banks are allowed to print "bills of exchange" which are usually treated as legal tender, but aren't. (Original source my father,...
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    True, but ignoring the real issue; they get stuff right on the "stopped clock" method. ;-) (if you don't believe me, watch Prime Minister's Questions, and note how often Bozo seems to be pulling data out of his @r$e! Take...
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