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by MikeM
Thu Oct 02, 2008 3:00 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: who believes in god (these days)
Replies: 85
Views: 7633

Re: who believes in god (these days)

if one believes that God does not exist (which is what the question is really implying) then why is that person/people talking about the subject. Surely one would go about their business giving no regard to God. For me, the fact that one is asking the question ( and sometimes putting a lot of their...
by MikeM
Sun Sep 28, 2008 4:50 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Toothache
Replies: 19
Views: 2095

Re: Toothache

what mrs f did when she had an abscess was to put salt and bicarb or soda and wrap it up in a bit of cotton wool (kinda like a parcel) then put it on the abscess and sort of suck it. It works by drawing out the infection and relieves the pain. Certainly worked for her, and she hasn't had any reoccur...
by MikeM
Sun Sep 28, 2008 8:06 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Conker Season
Replies: 22
Views: 6087

Re: Conker Season

well, the soil where I work is clay on chalk. I've never tested it, but I'd guess it's pretty alkaline.
by MikeM
Sat Sep 27, 2008 12:07 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Conker Season
Replies: 22
Views: 6087

Re: Conker Season

The Sweet Chestnut and the Horse Chestnut (Conker tree) are not related at all as far as I know. Even though both are called chestnut and both are nuts inside a spiky shell.... Both grow in the UK but only the Horse Chestnut really does well. And what nuts a Sweet Chestnut may produce are often bar...
by MikeM
Mon Sep 22, 2008 5:52 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Coal
Replies: 5
Views: 1354

Re: Coal

no govt wants to be the one who enacts those policies that will result in the lights going out. Whilst the majority of people in this country are like our neighbours (every light in the house burns all through the evening, heating on as long ago as two weeks, always popping out in the car for a take...
by MikeM
Sat Sep 20, 2008 7:47 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Anybody got any sloes this year ???
Replies: 11
Views: 2725

Re: Anybody got any sloes this year ???

no, and given the nature of mmy work/college I get out and about int he fields a lot, and have barely seen a handful of sloes. Just don't know what I'm gonna do for my boozing this year... :(
by MikeM
Sat Sep 20, 2008 4:42 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: IS BARTER LEGAL?
Replies: 29
Views: 3070

Re: IS BARTER LEGAL?

Hmmm - here's a query. I was just in town there - typical Saturday afternoon - swapping a jar or two of jam for other items. Swapping with friends that is - no stall or anything. I was informed by one friend that it is actually illegal to do so, mutterings of 'Black Market Goods'. So, after that wa...
by MikeM
Sat Sep 20, 2008 9:39 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: who believes in god (these days)
Replies: 85
Views: 7633

Re: who believes in god (these days)

ina wrote:But, Mike - you are praying in your bunker? Who to? :?
erm, it's just an expression :? . I could've just as easily said hoping or wishing, I just thought praying sounded more... active.

EDIT: yeah, and I also agree with Rosendula.
by MikeM
Sat Sep 20, 2008 8:43 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: who believes in god (these days)
Replies: 85
Views: 7633

Re: who believes in god (these days)

nope.
by MikeM
Fri Sep 19, 2008 11:32 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: home made wine
Replies: 7
Views: 773

Re: home made wine

dunno about just chuck it in, but I've used loads of recipies from this book: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Home-Winemaking-Right-Way/dp/0716020556/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1221823824&sr=8-8 and not had a bad batch yet. My stock wine is a sultana one, which is cheap, easy and can be made any time of...
by MikeM
Mon Sep 15, 2008 7:51 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: We survived the end of the world again
Replies: 25
Views: 1882

Re: We survived the end of the world again

here ya go, a short bit on why science is so important and some of its benefits: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shGI-kpnMgY Interesting. The chief science adviser to the UK government questions the cost-benefit ratio of this particular spending and laments its abstraction and lack of utility, and p...
by MikeM
Sun Sep 14, 2008 4:37 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: old garden implement?
Replies: 11
Views: 2113

Re: old garden implement?

just out of curiosity but have you tried rubbing it?
by MikeM
Sat Sep 13, 2008 6:02 pm
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: I'm sticking it to the man.
Replies: 14
Views: 3767

Re: I'm sticking it to the man.

that went over my head so quicky it left burn marks :lol:
by MikeM
Sat Sep 13, 2008 4:18 pm
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: I'm sticking it to the man.
Replies: 14
Views: 3767

Re: I'm sticking it to the man.

one day I hope to understand sentences like this... :lol:

"so, we have one running linux and as soon as ubuntu finish their type-specific OS for the Acer AspiteOne, we'll be ubuntu'd up lol."
by MikeM
Sat Sep 13, 2008 9:25 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: We survived the end of the world again
Replies: 25
Views: 1882

Re: We survived the end of the world again

here ya go, a short bit on why science is so important and some of its benefits:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shGI-kpnMgY