William T Goodall

William T Goodall

  • Commented on Excuses
    In Scotland the seller provides a Home Report comprising a surveyor assessment, an energy efficiency report and a property questionnaire with other information like property tax band to each prospective purchaser for free or no more than the costs of...
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    The last washing machine I bought (three years ago) was cold-fill only and I believe that is the trend in new machines for several years as the economy wash programmes don't use enough hot water to draw in hot water...
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    New build and replacement gas supplies do emerge at the outside wall and then pass through above ground. When they replaced the gas main under the sidewalk at our front door a few years ago[1] the old pipe that entered...
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    For a decade or so my neighbour two doors along's gas meter was installed inside the back of my garage which is on the back lane sharing a wall with his house. This meant he had to come get me...
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    But mostly a hobbiest toy That's a perfectly cromulent word....
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    Also I think driving along an empty road is the solved part of self-driving, it's road markings, signage, lights, lanes, junctions and other road users that are the hard part. So urban driving is the hard problem. Because what is...
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    I had to catch a wasp in the kitchen in a glass and toss it out the door yesterday. Very unseasonal....
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    In the UK urban power cables are usually underground so a bit of digging would also be required....
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    Clearly you do not belong anywhere near dogs or children....
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    There is a problem with the goals of the penal system. The acknowledged goals of imprisonment are 1) Punishment. This is closely associated with deterrence. 2) Protecting the public from offenders. 3) Rehabilitation. Unacknowledged goals 4) If there are private...
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    Whoosh....
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    I've been keeping a list of internet misuses. Some of them are inexplicable. Voila = viola Rogue = rouge Lose = loose Fluorescent = flourescent Atheist = athiest Hobbyist = hobbiest Ballot = ballet Customers = costumers Bated = baited...
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    One of the offensive things about the way the UK justice system runs is that if someone proves they were wrongly convicted and are released from prison and paid compensation a deduction is made for the cost of their board...
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    I had a tracked item costing £1.99 including postage from China to Scotland that spent most of its time travelling from Guangzhou to Shenzhen International Airport....
  • Commented on A bright and shiny hell
    And films were written more like plays then, indeed many were closely adapted from stage plays. A more naturalistic style and letting the pictures tell more of the story was something that developed in time. Acting styles also changed from...
  • Commented on A bright and shiny hell
    Austria 8,794,267 Israel 8,743,860 Catalonia 7,523,000 Bulgaria 7,101,859 Denmark 5,760,694 Finland 5,508,714 New Zealand 4,818,050 Malta 429,344 Iceland 343,960 Looks big enough....
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    Isn't España una e indivisible a holdover from the Francoist fascists and a violation of the UN charter?...
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    the basic rule is that physical contact is sexual.Except for some confusion about corporal punishment - hence the English vice....
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    Intelligent Tracking Prevention “Ad tracking technology has become so pervasive that it is possible for ad tracking companies to recreate the majority of a person's web browsing history.” Every Major Advertising Group Is Blasting Apple for Blocking Cookies in the...
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    Strangely enough the engineers at Apple thought of the problems that might be caused by face recognition based unlocking and a) Your eyes have to be open and looking at the phone for unlock b) It isn't fooled by masks...
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    User-replaceable batteries are a design hangover from the days when devices had much higher power consumption and disposable batteries needed to be replaced frequently. Remote controls for TVs/DVD players etc still have that annoying little flap of plastic with the...
  • Commented on Trapped in the wrong trouser-leg of time
    There's not a lot of gold in the world.Not a lot and yet nearly twice as much as there's a use for....
  • Commented on Trapped in the wrong trouser-leg of time
    About 10% of all the gold ever extracted is used for manufacturing (such as electronics), around 40% is bars and coins sitting in reserves or private investments and the remainder is mostly jewellery. With 40% of it just sitting around...
  • Commented on Houston: what are the long-term consequences?
    We live in a world where theology is an actual subject taught at accredited universities. Expecting evidence and logic to be persuasive is unduly optimistic....
  • Commented on Houston: what are the long-term consequences?
    There is precedent - The Raising of ChicagoThey lifted half a city block on Lake Street, between Clark Street and LaSalle Street; a solid masonry row of shops, offices, printeries, etc., 320 feet (98 m) long, comprising brick and stone...
  • Commented on Trapped in the wrong trouser-leg of time
    As a curious child I stuck fingers in a 240V light fitting and touched an electric fence. The electric fence definitely had more kick....
  • Commented on Trapped in the wrong trouser-leg of time
    A dishwasher uses hotter water and stronger chemicals for better cleaning than hand wash can manage, rinses the residues off thoroughly and air dries (no germy tea-towels rubbing contamination from one dish to the next). Modern efficient machines on an...
  • Commented on Trapped in the wrong trouser-leg of time
    Having had a mid priced Bosch dishwasher emit magic smoke after the warranty and two years before they sent out the recall letter for that model I now have a White Knight dishwasher that cost £186 from Amazon inc delivery...
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    My current boiler has an annual efficiency of 89.2% and a plastic flue, but even the previous pre-2001 model vented visible clouds rather than invisible steam....
  • Commented on Trapped in the wrong trouser-leg of time
    Each boiler must have a minimum efficiency of 86% for gas and 85% for oil. The replacement of a gas boiler will probably have to be a condensing boiler unless there is sufficient reason why one cannot be installed. An...
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