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by greenorelse
Wed Dec 15, 2010 5:00 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Dog Poo
Replies: 4
Views: 875

Re: Dog Poo

Our dog only 'goes' when we're out walking (we live out in the country) and it (his poo) disappears after a couple of days. In fact, there are loads of dogs taken for walks down this road and you would be hard pressed to find any poo. I believe slugs eat it. Nonetheless, if I collected it I would pu...
by greenorelse
Wed Dec 15, 2010 4:55 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: help the governments
Replies: 38
Views: 6017

Re: help the governments

For those the nicer side of the Irish sea, ( :wink: ) here's Der Spiegel's analysis of what's going wrong in Ireland - and where we should be going (ie doing an Iceland).

We are not going to be able to pay the w...bankers' debts, ever, so I don't think we should even start.
by greenorelse
Wed Dec 15, 2010 4:49 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Sun tracking solar panel
Replies: 5
Views: 2840

Re: Sun tracking solar panel

solarwind: have you seen that book Do It Yourself 12 Volt Solar Power by Michel Daniek? Here's the contact details. A fascinating little book - which also includes plans for a solar-powered solar panel tracking device. When mounting solar panels on the ground (on a frame or whatever) two things: kid...
by greenorelse
Wed Dec 15, 2010 4:44 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Are Rats Bad?
Replies: 44
Views: 8679

Re: Are Rats Bad?

Big Al wrote:Also the rat is the only living thing that a buddhist monk can kill with no comeback.
That's really interesting; thanks for that.
by greenorelse
Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:09 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: help the governments
Replies: 38
Views: 6017

Re: help the governments

Ellendra wrote:Does that mean Turkey is next? Or Thailand?
Or maybe t'UK?
by greenorelse
Mon Dec 13, 2010 2:54 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: help the governments
Replies: 38
Views: 6017

Re: help the governments

Hello there , after Greece and Ireland (UK) , who's next ? Portugal or Spain , maybe even Belguim . Luckily Holland is still buying 85 Joint Strike Fighters , is the uk still in for the 2 Carriers ? regards , Paul P ortugal, I reland, G reece, S pain, H olland, I taly... can you see where it's goin...
by greenorelse
Mon Dec 13, 2010 2:48 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Wind generator
Replies: 4
Views: 1025

Re: Wind generator

A friend of mine wants to build himself a wind generator I find baked beans work best. :cooldude: Seriously, Hugh Piggot of Scoraig Wind has downloadable plans which are brilliant. I've participated in making one of the turbines (don't have one of my own yet) and they're basic and do work but you n...
by greenorelse
Mon Dec 13, 2010 2:46 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Buy cheap buy twice
Replies: 53
Views: 5119

Re: Buy cheap buy twice

e-bay can be good too if you know what you're doing.

The 24" iMac I'm typing this on was a bargain but I got in touch with the guy selling it first and got to know him a little; it gave me a bit more confidence in the deal.
by greenorelse
Mon Dec 13, 2010 2:42 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: TV licencing bloke calls...
Replies: 98
Views: 9831

Re: TV licencing bloke calls...

If I had a TV it would annoy me so much I'd probably end up throwing something at it and breaking it :mrgreen: tvs in pubs make me want to do similar things... or worse, when you visit someone and they leave the tv on, grrrr. 90% of what's on, holds absolutely no interest to me whatsoever so it's n...
by greenorelse
Sat Dec 11, 2010 5:53 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Buy cheap buy twice
Replies: 53
Views: 5119

Re: Buy cheap buy twice

But back to the topic. In 1989 I bought a Salter coffee grinder. I have used it every day since then. It runs on biofuel (!)
by greenorelse
Sat Dec 11, 2010 5:52 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Buy cheap buy twice
Replies: 53
Views: 5119

Re: Buy cheap buy twice

I'm on a Mac from about the same time (2002/ 2003). It's great, it's a bit slow and it's days are numbered because I can't update my browser but it's had an excellent innings :mrgreen: . At work I use a PowerMac from 2001; it's had an extra drive and new power supply but still earns me money, day i...
by greenorelse
Sat Dec 11, 2010 5:39 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: TV licencing bloke calls...
Replies: 98
Views: 9831

Re: TV licencing bloke calls...

Getting rid of the tv must be the first step in self-sufficientism. What do you think?[/quote Explain. What I think I mean is this: does aspiration towards a self-sufficent lifestyle contain any justification for spending cash on such frivolities as tv? Perhaps another way: self-sufficiency, does t...
by greenorelse
Fri Dec 10, 2010 2:27 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: TV licencing bloke calls...
Replies: 98
Views: 9831

Re: TV licencing bloke calls...

Getting rid of the tv must be the first step in self-sufficientism. What do you think?
by greenorelse
Fri Dec 10, 2010 2:25 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from the west of Ireland
Replies: 7
Views: 780

Re: Hi from the west of Ireland

Hello greenorelse and welcome - any snow? :wave: None here to speak of. Something to do with the gulf stream, methinks. Very low temperatures though - mad for the west of Ireland. Cycling anywhere has been out! :pale: Welcome to ISH :flower: We may be quite close to you soon as we're heading to Co ...
by greenorelse
Wed Dec 08, 2010 12:02 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from the west of Ireland
Replies: 7
Views: 780

Hi from the west of Ireland

Just a note to say I'm here. :wave: