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Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:24 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Who's going to Sign & Digital UK? Where to stay?

Replies: 87

Views: 14046

Re: Who's going to Sign & Digital UK? Where to stay?

Spent Tuesday visiting the Photography, Sign, Safety and Maintec shows.

The photography show was the busies whilst the Safety show was deserted.

I was overwhelmed by the size of some the equipment at the sign show, but at least there was still plenty of interest for me.

Mon Jan 19, 2015 11:35 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: New UKSB Site layout?

Replies: 80

Views: 33045

Re: New UKSB Site layout?

I know it takes time to get used to any changes, but the only thing which looks wrong is the forum column only takes up approx 1/3 of my screen. I know designing web pages is a nightmare due to varying screen resolutions and sizes, but increasing the column width to say 1024 pixels wide (if possible...

Wed Aug 20, 2014 1:02 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: New Printing Technology

Replies: 3

Views: 1477

New Printing Technology

It's early days, but this idea does have great potential: http://www.fastcodesign.com/3028954/portable-robot-printer-is-like-a-roomba-that-squirts-ink#1 Not the best of video demos (it is only shown to print one line of text) though. Hopefully the technology will improve by being truly mobile and ei...

Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:21 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Will you work for free?

Replies: 10

Views: 3306

Just send them this file:

Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:31 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: World Cup 2014

Replies: 80

Views: 19814

I blame the overpaid players.

Just give them a basic minimum wage, but a reasonable bonus for every goal the team scores, doubled if they win.

With all the money saved from the lower wages, I'm sure the fans would appreciate lower priced tickets as well.

Fri May 30, 2014 10:19 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: How time flies, but a bit more activity wouldn't go a miss!

Replies: 20

Views: 8299

The topic title reminded me of...

Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana :lol1:

Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:19 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Money saving tip

Replies: 7

Views: 1951

I bought a printing press and made big money - unfortunately, it was ½" too big :o

Thu May 09, 2013 9:47 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Need a good camera

Replies: 8

Views: 2033

Another Nikon fan here, with a D80 DSLR and currently looking to replace it with a D7000 (hopefully some good deals now the D7100 is out). I have also used a Canon DSLR in the past, and have friends who swear by them. They do seem to be slightly cheaper than the Nikons. The glass lenses do help prov...

Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:17 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Holy Moley....

Replies: 15

Views: 3110

:o

What's with the door graphics?

There's room for some more guns there :cool:

Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:27 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Innocent until proven guilty?

Replies: 5

Views: 1682

When I was arrested (with a few others for questioning under caution), and it was reported in the newspapers, the police did not reveal any names, just ages.

Yet, celebrities are arrested and have their names published. Are the police leaking this information?

Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:11 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Should I laminate the dog

Replies: 58

Views: 10702

John Singh wrote:I used to have a beard in the 70's

saying that I used to have hair as well
I blame aggressive shampoos


I used to use Wash and Go.

I washed my hair and it went :D

Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:42 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Should I laminate the dog

Replies: 58

Views: 10702

If you want a laugh, here's one of the few photos of me with a beard (back in the 80's).

Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:32 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Am I being scammed??

Replies: 17

Views: 3529

A few years a go, we had a phone call from a company saying they had a company trying to register a domain similar to ours. I think they were trying to get us to buy the domain name (at their inflated price), so I just thanked them for the information, and then bought the name from our usual domain ...

Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:28 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Tour of Britain

Replies: 2

Views: 1205

1. Just over 3k from the finish at Stoke, Marc De Maar taking the lead.

2. Some of the support vehicles.

3. Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish (yellow jersey) towards the rear.

Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:59 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Tardis Doors

Replies: 1

Views: 922

Tardis Doors

Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:32 pm

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Topic: Google chrome - type in Do

Replies: 7

Views: 1381

Also works in Firefox.

There are other google effects, but I don't have the info to hand.

Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:27 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: can you spot whats wrong with this photo?

Replies: 9

Views: 2062

This one looks good.

http://imgur.com/fnnkr


Image

Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:01 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Anyone using Apple & updated to iOS5, thoughts please?

Replies: 13

Views: 2175

John Singh wrote:Yeah! Most of the apps disappeared on mine
Fortunately they were all freebies
Simple to download them fresh again


That happened to me, I just restored from the backup again, and got all my apps back.

Mon Oct 31, 2011 11:39 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Insurance - why bother....

Replies: 9

Views: 1817

Even if you didn't claim off your policy, you must still tell your insurance company that you have been involved in an accident, which will result in increased premiums due to you now being perceived as a higher risk. Heads they win, tales you lose! And they wonder why folk drive around without insu...

Thu Oct 13, 2011 11:34 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: finally got me one of them iphone4 thingys

Replies: 17

Views: 2457

Beware of the autocorrect feature

http://damnyouautocorrect.com/

:o :lol1:

Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:45 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: PAT testing - is it a legal requirement

Replies: 13

Views: 2037

When I spoke to the H&S approx 10 years ago, they confirmed that there is no legal obligation for PAT, but by doing so, you can demonstrate that you are attempting to comply with the spirit of the regulations. Also, as stated above, insurance companies insist on annual checks, to minimize the ri...

Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:30 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Private registrations

Replies: 26

Views: 6682

If possible, buy from the DVLA (only possible for unissued plates). Other sites might list plates which the DVLA sell, but then add their fee to the DVLA purchase price. They sometimes try and sell you number plates as well. If a plate has already been issued, then it won't be listed on the DVLA, bu...

Tue Aug 09, 2011 2:35 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: London Riots...

Replies: 44

Views: 6326

It's about time we did away with human rights for criminals - you don't obey the law, so don't expect it to protect you. Since the prisons are overcrowded as it is, and we don't send them to Australia anymore :D , I think we should put them on some leaky boats and moor them in the middle of the Atla...

Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:24 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: where to pre book cheap rail tickets?

Replies: 9

Views: 1599

Have you been to your station and asked the at the enquiries office?

I use redspottedhanky.com instead of trainline.com since they don't have any credit card charges or booking fee.

Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:56 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: New competition on the block

Replies: 12

Views: 2410

Mon May 16, 2011 10:39 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Signmaker sign

Replies: 5

Views: 1462

I saw this cartoon the other day and thought I should post it here.

Thu May 05, 2011 12:00 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: osama

Replies: 35

Views: 5614

Of course it's not true. :-?

The Americans were upset that the Royal Wedding had taken the top spot in the news, so they had to do something. :o

Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:20 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: 737 Challenge

Replies: 5

Views: 1326

We have a geographical north and south pole and a magnetic south pole.

Why don't we have a magnetic south pole? Surely, it should be opposite the magnetic north pole.

Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:55 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Should I work for free?

Replies: 5

Views: 1734

Should I work for free?

Found this on an IT forum, and thought it would be appreciated here :D

http://jhische.com/workforfree.html

Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:53 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Let no woman come between me and my jeep!

Replies: 7

Views: 1660

That link has been posted on every Jeep forum I know of, as well as other offroading forums.

Loved the first reply :D

Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:45 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Childhood Television?

Replies: 32

Views: 4037

Some of my favourites were:

The Clangers; The Herbs / Adventures of Parsley the Lion; Captain Pugwash; Mary, Mungo & Midge; Bill & Ben; The Sooty Show (with Harry Corbett); Captain Scarlett; Thunderbirds; Tomorrow People.

Fri Dec 03, 2010 2:21 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Snowmen or snow sculptures!

Replies: 12

Views: 2197

2 Feet of snow!

Mon Oct 25, 2010 11:50 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: so I remember when..

Replies: 56

Views: 10627

I remember when there were only 3 tv channels, and they weren't even on 24 hours. Black and white tv's were the norm. No video recorders either! The games console only had one game ping-pong, and that was black and white (even if you had a colour tv). How computers have changed over the years (since...

Fri Apr 23, 2010 10:14 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: icelantic volcanic dust

Replies: 87

Views: 20233

If insurance companies are permitted to not lose out from 'an act of god' / natural disaster, why are the public allowed to suffer financially from an unforeseen risk?

Fri Apr 23, 2010 10:10 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: PAT Testing

Replies: 7

Views: 1774

There is no legal requirement to have PAT certificates. There is a requirement to ensure your electrical equipment is safe to use. Insurers may insist on PAT since it must be done by a competent electrician and is documented. In my experience, PAT only finds earth faults, which does not apply to dou...

Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:41 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Tesco to take on ebay

Replies: 32

Views: 3842

I agree Ebay and Paypal prices are a joke. I can pay 20% in fees on some items I sell. I have tried Ebid, but have not had any success there since there just aren't enough people looking at the site. I remember the days when QXL and Ebay were competing against each other, but Ebay somehow got the le...

Thu Dec 24, 2009 10:30 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Evil Councils latest scheme

Replies: 24

Views: 2113

Turbo diesels should be left running (idle) for up to 5 minutes (10 minutes for a HGV) after a long journey, to allow the turbos to cool down.

Will the council pay for replacement engines when the turbos break due to inadequate cooling?

Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:25 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Happy St Andrew's Day

Replies: 9

Views: 1016

And St. Andrews day is the official start to the Haggis Hunt Season:

http://haggishunt.scotsman.com/

Mon Sep 07, 2009 3:03 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Michael Jackson is Dead (the other one)

Replies: 3

Views: 739

Did you notice the date?

03/09/07

Just over 2 years ago.

Still a sad loss to CAMRA and those who appreciate real beer. He certainly made a far greater / more useful contribution than the other Michael Jackson!

Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:29 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Health & Safety Inspections

Replies: 12

Views: 1149

Councils are responsible for regulating health and safety in workplaces such as: Shops Offices (except government offices) Hotels Restaurants Leisure activities Nurseries Club buildings Museums Places of worship Sheltered accommodation/care homes Pubs and clubs Warehouses Banks/building societies In...

Thu Jul 30, 2009 12:48 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: 206 Dash Warning Light

Replies: 83

Views: 5789

If the warning light doesn't appear when the ignition is turned, then that is an mot failure, although the MIL being permanently on is not an mot fail!

Fri Jun 05, 2009 9:57 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Lemans 24 Hours

Replies: 9

Views: 621

I'm making my first visit this year. 15 of us in 5 cars, including 3 boy racer Vauxhalls with lowered suspensions (can't wait to see how they cope with the ramp on to the ferry :o ). I'm in a Jeep (with a decent suspension), so I expect we will be carrying all the beer! Looking forward to 3 days of ...

Thu Apr 16, 2009 11:16 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Planning Regulations ???

Replies: 4

Views: 800

Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:20 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: opinions please...personal vehicle choice.

Replies: 16

Views: 1525

I'm a Jeep man myself (currently own 2). Provided you get the full LPG installation / safety certificate (required for insurance), it should be fine. The only problems I have heard with the Grand Cherokee is to do with the rear axle differential, but that is usually with the diesel engine (too much ...

Mon Feb 02, 2009 11:29 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Sunday Computer Problem

Replies: 2

Views: 350

Other terms used by techies include:

PEBKAC problem exists between keyboard and chair

BBC blonde behind computer

Ivan

Wed Dec 17, 2008 4:02 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: POLICE CAR MISHAP

Replies: 4

Views: 530

A lesson on how not to drive! As a 4x4 instructor, I teach drivers not to drive into unknown waters. You should test the depth either using a stick or sending in your passenger :lol1: , especially if your vehicle has not been modified for deep water driving. Might drive over, the Jeep needs a wash :...

Wed Dec 17, 2008 2:38 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: floods? no probs in this little fella.....

Replies: 5

Views: 586

I saw this video a while back

http://www.stupidvideos.com/video/sports/Underwater_Jeep/#22332


This is the deepest I have driven my Jeep:

Tue Dec 09, 2008 11:41 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Clever invention.

Replies: 14

Views: 902

I would love to see the risk assessment for that video :yikes:

As mentioned above, push sticks can be used instead of fingers, and the blade guard (not seen on the video) should be set for the thickness of the material being cut, so fingers shouldn't get near the blade.

Ivan

Fri Nov 21, 2008 12:04 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Classic(ish) Porsche Tidy Up

Replies: 11

Views: 1125

Looks like it needs an engine as well :D :P :lol1: :car:

Good luck with the work.

The 911 is my favourite Porsche, with its classic design.

Ivan

Wed Nov 05, 2008 3:26 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Clarkson: Should he go?

Replies: 41

Views: 3888

I'm not too keen on the current format for the show - too many flash cars and practically none of the real every day value for money cars. But in todays PC world, it is refreshing to have a presenter who speaks his mind, and does his own stunts (if we believe what we see on tv). I would love to see ...

Tue Nov 04, 2008 2:01 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Trouble with Trick or Treat kids?

Replies: 11

Views: 1197

From Wikipedia on Trick or Treat: Before the 1980s, trick-or-treating in its American form was little known in the UK and Ireland and when introduced was often regarded as an unusual and even unwelcome import, but the influence of American popular culture caused it to rapidly take hold, to the exten...

Wed Sep 03, 2008 5:02 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Beware of Google Chrome

Replies: 3

Views: 561

Beware of Google Chrome

Googles new browser has an End User Licence Agreement which is controversial

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/09/03/google_chrome_eula_sucks/

As a photographer, I won't be using Google Chrome for the forseable future.

Ivan

Fri Apr 18, 2008 3:53 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Do you take a 50% deposit?

Replies: 51

Views: 4103

Can you imagine the reaction you would get if you turned up at one of the theme parks and said you would pay when you leave the site? :D

The price for the signage is minute compared to the cost of a new ride, so I don't understand why they are making such a fuss.

Wed Feb 27, 2008 12:23 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Rob's Police interview

Replies: 12

Views: 1497

Is it me, or does the photo-fit id look like Phill? :lol1:

Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:07 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Stupid or what!

Replies: 6

Views: 946

:o Idiots - don't they know they should be using day-glo orange sandals :D

Fri Nov 16, 2007 10:37 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: 3d logic fun

Replies: 3

Views: 641

Brilliant game :D

Completed all 30 levels, just have to find some other challenge for lunchtimes now.

Ivan

Wed Oct 17, 2007 9:35 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Mobile Phone Scam?

Replies: 9

Views: 1301

The world has gone mad (again). The TV and radio companies pay a license to use the music, and now companies are being asked to to pay to use music which has already been 'paid' for! I wonder if it also applies to company provided vehicles? What about mobile phones which have mp3 music as a ring ton...

Tue Aug 07, 2007 9:26 am

Forum: Computers

Topic: help please i have a computer problem?

Replies: 35

Views: 5465

From my experience, it is most likely to be the motherboard. This is one of the reasons I hate the ATX power supplies, which do not have a proper system on/off switch, and is software controlled. It is also possible the problem lies with the power supply thinking it has received a shutdown command f...

Fri Aug 03, 2007 9:27 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Restrictions on printing large bank note image banner?

Replies: 26

Views: 2551

All the English banknotes have "(c) The governor and company of the bank of England" followed by the year of design.

I believe this was added so action could be taken against those who reproduce the design.

Ivan

Thu May 31, 2007 9:07 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: More than just a coffee table...

Replies: 39

Views: 4482

Will it leave virtual coffee stains on your photos?

Wed May 02, 2007 11:40 am

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Topic: Signs UK info

Replies: 10

Views: 1477

Another top tip for when visiting exhibitions, take loads of business cards which aren't your own, i.e. been given to you by pushy sales reps (from the same exhibition even), and exchange them for free gifts / drinks. It works best when you only need to drop them in a box. That way you get the freeb...

Sat Jan 27, 2007 1:08 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: optical illusions

Replies: 11

Views: 1696

I noticed her top doesn't match her pants!

Mon Dec 11, 2006 6:17 pm

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Topic: UKSB Christmas Party

Replies: 71

Views: 8625

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas...

Wed Nov 29, 2006 4:06 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: The Off Topic Post - Anything Go's

Replies: 1965

Views: 325019

Thu Oct 26, 2006 9:34 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: The Off Topic Post - Anything Go's

Replies: 1965

Views: 325019

Last night was the first day of the Stoke Beer Festival, and I tried 21 ciders and 5 perrys. Back again tonight, tomorrow and all day Saturday. I work behind the cider bar every year, just to get free drinks! Also it is the only time I can get a decent selection of cider in the area, since the few p...

Thu Oct 05, 2006 10:50 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: The Off Topic Post - Anything Go's

Replies: 1965

Views: 325019

Fri Sep 08, 2006 10:15 pm

Forum: Computers

Topic: help please i cannot access the internet?

Replies: 16

Views: 2462

A router which is selective on which sites to access - sounds like the Netgear modem I used to use. My next modem was a Belkin, and it did not like the ISP dynamically assigned IP address, each time it changed and the computer was not accessing the internet, I the modem would lose the connection and...

Thu Aug 24, 2006 9:32 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Key ring suppliers

Replies: 7

Views: 996

I have been buying blank plastic goods from this company for a number of years. They will send out samples if required.

http://www.intaprintuk.com

Ivan

Mon Jul 24, 2006 9:10 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: The Off Topic Post - Anything Go's

Replies: 1965

Views: 325019

The Amazing Edwin. It was entertainment night at the Senior Citizens Day Centre and the Amazing Edwin was topping the bill. People came from miles around to see the famed hypnotist do his stuff. As Edwin went to the front of the meeting room, he announced, "Unlike most hypnotists who invite two...

Fri Jul 21, 2006 10:00 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Kicked off site by Health & Safety man!

Replies: 33

Views: 3449

To the best of my knowledge, the law no longer states a height for which safety devices are required. The risk assessment will determine the suitable precautions necessary for the work From INDG401 - Working at Height Regulations - A Brief Guide: "The Work at Height Regulations 2005 apply to al...

Mon Jul 17, 2006 9:46 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: The Off Topic Post - Anything Go's

Replies: 1965

Views: 325019

A young woman from Essex was so depressed that she decided to end her life by throwing herself into the Thames. She went to Tower Bridge and was about to leap into the freezing water when a handsome young sailor saw her tottering on the rail, crying. He took pity on her and said,Look,you have so muc...

Mon Jul 17, 2006 9:30 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: sunstrips legal size

Replies: 17

Views: 15719

You can read the requirements in the MOT Testers Manual:

http://www.motuk.co.uk/manual_830.htm

Fri Jun 30, 2006 9:22 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Toilet rules

Replies: 57

Views: 8212

From the Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulations (1992) Approved Code Of Practice: Minimum numbers of facilities 201 Table 1 shows the minimum number of sanitary conveniences and washing stations which should be provided. The number of people at work shown in column 1 refers to the maxi...

Thu Jun 29, 2006 1:38 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: The Off Topic Post - Anything Go's

Replies: 1965

Views: 325019

These are doctors' notes on patients' charts: (Actual notes - unedited!) 1. Patient has chest pain if she lies on her left side for over a year. 2. On the 2nd day the knee was better and on the 3rd day it disappeared completely. 3. She has had no rigors or shaking chills, but her husband states she ...

Wed Jun 28, 2006 5:38 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: The Off Topic Post - Anything Go's

Replies: 1965

Views: 325019

Sex Between The Deaf Two deaf people get married. During the first week of marriage, they find that they are unable to communicate in the bedroom when they turn off the lights because they can't see each other using sign language. After several nights of fumbling around and misunderstandings, the wi...

Wed Jun 21, 2006 9:17 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: The Off Topic Post - Anything Go's

Replies: 1965

Views: 325019

A young couple were married and celebrated their first night together, doing what newlyweds do, time and time again, all night long. Morning comes and the groom goes into the bathroom but finds no towel when he emerges from the shower. He asks the bride to please bring one from the bedroom. When she...

Tue Jun 06, 2006 10:41 am

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: major disaster, help required, hdd prob

Replies: 11

Views: 4523

Having had this problem in the past, I turn off encryption on all my computers (personal and work). It might be less secure, but it is certainly easier when (not if) a computer breaks down. I have had more problems fans failing than anything else, resulting in cooked processors and motherboards. At ...

Wed May 24, 2006 10:31 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: The Off Topic Post - Anything Go's

Replies: 1965

Views: 325019

THIS DEPT OF TRANSPORT INITIATIVE HAS BEEN RE-LAUNCHED, MAY 2006. Information Release. Due to the nature of the quality of driving in England the Department of Transport has now devised a new scheme in order to identify poor drivers and give good drivers the opportunity to recognise them whilst driv...

Thu May 18, 2006 10:38 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Fire Assembly Points

Replies: 3

Views: 1056

I don't have any specific info regarding assembly point signs, but I did have a quick glance of the British Standards on safety signs (BS5499 parts 1 to 6). The relevent regulation is The Health & Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations 1996. The green is pantone coated 3405 (85% cyan, 65%...

Fri May 12, 2006 10:09 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: What was your first car?

Replies: 87

Views: 6948

I had a Suzuki SC100x, like the picture in the first post, only in silver. It was a great little car, looked good and performed well on the road. The expense of keeping it on the road (rust, suspension etc...) meant this would be the only second hand car I purchased for over 17 years (the next being...

Fri May 12, 2006 10:01 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: The Off Topic Post - Anything Go's

Replies: 1965

Views: 325019

For all You Chilli Lovers THIS IS SOME KIND OF CHILLI CONTEST The notes are from an inexperienced Chilli taster named Frank, who was visiting Texas from the East Coast. Frank: "Recently, I was honoured to be selected as a judge at a chilli cook-off. The third judge called in sick at the last mo...

Tue Apr 11, 2006 12:09 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Some funny signs

Replies: 3

Views: 490

I was recently given a book called "More of the Worlds stupidest signs". Here are some of the better ones: KEEP DOOR CLOSE WARNING Footpath unsuitable for pedestrians NO MUDDY BOOTS PLEASE OR DOGS SMOKING ICE CREAMS (sign on a door of a souvenir shop in Portlock Weir, Somerset)! Don't let ...

Thu Apr 06, 2006 11:02 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Elbow Grease

Replies: 0

Views: 218

Elbow Grease

Tue Apr 04, 2006 1:31 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Basic Rules for a Pilot

Replies: 3

Views: 307

I was once told by a test pilot that every landing was a controlled crash landing!

Wed Mar 15, 2006 11:10 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Tonight's Sunset

Replies: 34

Views: 2499

One of the great things I found with the digital camera is that I can break the rule of taking photos facing into the sun.

Here are a 3 of my favorites from my time as a photographer on a local shoot.

Wed Mar 08, 2006 3:35 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: FACTS ON HONEY AND CINNAMON

Replies: 10

Views: 844

I eat my peas with honey
I've done it all my life
It makes the peas taste funny
But it keeps them on the knife!

Wed Mar 08, 2006 10:35 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: hows this for a loo!

Replies: 8

Views: 636

To my untrained eye, the perspective looks wrong on the inside photo. I would say it is a photoshop job, although I have just found this link:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/uk/ne ... 287499.stm

Interesting idea though.

Ivan

Thu Mar 02, 2006 2:45 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Purchasing portable power. Possible procurement places?

Replies: 15

Views: 1748

Bit late, but Makro are advertising a 1.9KW (max output) diesel generator, dual voltage 110/230v & 12v output, for £199.

Ivan

Thu Mar 02, 2006 2:33 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Health and Safety Regs

Replies: 5

Views: 956

Hi The regulations which apply will depend on the work you do. The HSE is a good source of information, and the local office can be very helpful if you get in touch (before any accidents / incidents). There are free leaflets to download here (Adobe PDF): http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/leaflets.htm The ...

Sat Feb 04, 2006 12:43 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Safety 1st?

Replies: 7

Views: 777

Some 'working at height' photos from my safety file...

Sat Feb 04, 2006 12:32 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Dictionary for Decoding Women and Men's Personal Ads:

Replies: 4

Views: 554

You can't win...

Thu Feb 02, 2006 6:58 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: What Gender Is A Computer?

Replies: 6

Views: 637

What Gender Is A Computer?

A language instructor was explaining to her class that in French, nouns unlike their English counterparts, are grammatically designated as masculine or feminine. "House," in French, is feminine-"la maison." "Pencil," in French, is masculine-"le crayon." One puzzled student asked, "What gender is com...

Thu Feb 02, 2006 6:54 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: wheels of life

Replies: 27

Views: 2067

I thought the hearse was missing, but I think it is excluded because this is the wheels of life, and you are usually dead when you travel in a hearse!

I by passed 4 and 5, and went straight to number 6.

Ivan

Wed Feb 01, 2006 11:35 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Think Before You Speak

Replies: 1

Views: 316

Think Before You Speak

Here are six reasons why you should think before you speak. Have you ever spoken and wished that you could immediately take the words back...or that you could crawl into a hole? Here are the Testimonials of a few people who did.... FIRST TESTIMONY: I walked into a hair salon with my husband and thre...

Fri Jan 27, 2006 2:45 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Winter Classes For Men

Replies: 3

Views: 344

Winter Classes For Men

WINTER CLASSES FOR MEN AT THE LEARNING CENTER FOR ADULTS REGISTRATION MUST BE COMPLETED BY Monday, Jan. 30, 2006 NOTE: DUE TO THE COMPLEXITY AND DIFFICULTY LEVEL OF THEIR CONTENTS, CLASS SIZES WILL BE LIMITED TO 8 PARTICIPANTS MAXIMUM. Class 1 How To Fill Up The Ice Cube Trays --- Step by Step, with...

Fri Jan 27, 2006 2:28 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Euro millions

Replies: 24

Views: 1798

They say money doesn't bring happiness.

With £100m, I could be miserable in comfort :lol1:

Wed Jan 25, 2006 3:32 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Do you know your Burns?

Replies: 18

Views: 974

Do you know your Burns?

A short quiz to see how much (or little) you know.

http://www.supanet.com/lifestyle/lifest ... your_Burns


Last day of the Haggis Hunt Season:
http://haggishunt.scotsman.com/


Enjoy your haggis and whisky.

Ivan

Thu Jan 19, 2006 3:34 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Pad Printing

Replies: 3

Views: 1200

Hi

Thanks for the information.

Using Google, I found Kaye-Dee (Sheffield) and Creative Printing (London).

At least I now have some possible sources for consumables.

Ivan

Tue Jan 17, 2006 11:05 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Pad Printing

Replies: 3

Views: 1200

Pad Printing

I have recently bought a Pad printer, and would appreciate any advice or sources of information, eg clubs and forums.

I am planning to print mostly on glassware and ceramic mugs, although I would like to print onto plastic mugs as well.

Many thanks.

Ivan

Mon Jan 09, 2006 3:52 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Please vote now on Competition Entries

Replies: 76

Views: 9126

It was a difficult choice, but my final selections are.....

3 and 5.

Wed Dec 14, 2005 1:35 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: The Biker & the Old Lady

Replies: 5

Views: 553

An old lady chances upon a Hell's Angels party. She walks in and finds Bear, the big ugly, hairy, dirty leader of the chapter. "Excuse me young man, I would like to join your lovely gang" she says. "Sorry luv, this ain't no gang for grannies. For a start you gotta have a fuckin' bike!" "Well i do ha...

Tue Dec 13, 2005 5:06 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Christmas Decorations?

Replies: 26

Views: 2819

Bah Humbug.

Forget Christmas,

Lets just celebrate Hogmany.


Instead of Christmas carols, can we have some piped music :vio: :drums:

Tue Dec 06, 2005 2:25 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Perfect Woman

Replies: 3

Views: 547

Perfect Woman

A man is dining in a fancy restaurant and there is a gorgeous redhead sitting at the next table. He has been checking her out since he sat down, but lacks the nerve to talk with her. Suddenly, she sneezes and her glass eye comes flying out of its socket towards the man. He reflexively reaches out, g...

Mon Nov 28, 2005 12:41 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: carefull what you wish for..

Replies: 7

Views: 673

Too true!

Mon Nov 14, 2005 11:54 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Window Markings for safety purposes?

Replies: 6

Views: 1016

I haven't found any specific regulations, although regulation 14 of the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 does mention something. The following is taken from the Approved Code Of Practice document of the above regulation (paragraph 150). 150 A transparent or translucent surface...

Fri Nov 04, 2005 5:43 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: EU Working at Height Regulation

Replies: 38

Views: 4252

I have not looked at the new regulation in depth, since I find the Approved Code Of Practice more useful than the regulations. The regulations are usually meaningless, and quote no values, whereas the ACOP details good working practice. I found the following on a Health and Safety Forum: When the WA...

Fri Oct 28, 2005 10:05 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: One for Halloween.....Trick or Treat

Replies: 3

Views: 443

One for Halloween.....Trick or Treat

A cabbie picks up a nun. She gets into the cab, and notices that the very handsome cab driver won't stop staring at her. She asks him why he is staring. He replies: "I have a question to ask you, but I don't want to offend you" She answers, "My son, you cannot offend me. When you're as old as I am a...

Fri Oct 14, 2005 9:49 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: what vinyl would be suitable for polyester flags?

Replies: 1

Views: 883

what vinyl would be suitable for polyester flags?

What should be the best vinyl to put a logo on a polyester flag?

I am planning on putting a club logo on to a car Union Flag (the type which attaches to the car door window).

Many thanks,

Ivan

Fri Oct 14, 2005 9:37 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: whiteboards / noticeboards supplier please

Replies: 1

Views: 410

I usually buy mine from Viking Direct and get next day delivery.

Any office stationers will sell them.

Ivan

Sat Sep 10, 2005 2:56 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Cast & Calendar vinyl whats the difference?

Replies: 26

Views: 8396

Many thanks for your replies, it has certainly been useful.

Ivan

Fri Sep 09, 2005 11:00 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Cast & Calendar vinyl whats the difference?

Replies: 26

Views: 8396

Cast & Calendar vinyl whats the difference?

As a newcomer to vinyl cutting, I have now found there is much more to it than designing, cutting and weeding. I am confused by the variety of vinyls available. I think I understand about the different life expectancy of vinyls (intend to use the 7 year version for bumper and club stickers due to th...

Fri Sep 02, 2005 4:55 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Hazard Signs - is there an industry standard to abide by?

Replies: 9

Views: 1292

Using the hazard sign as an example, information from BS5499-1:2002, Shape: Equilateral triangle with radioused outer corners. Yellow background with black band (thickness 0.07 of the sign height). Graphical symbol, black located centrally in triangle. Border: White, width at least 0.025 of sign hei...

Fri Sep 02, 2005 10:24 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Hazard Signs - is there an industry standard to abide by?

Replies: 9

Views: 1292

Just had a quick look at BS5499 and The Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations 1996, and could not see any specifications on sizing, apart from being legible at an appropriate distance.

Ivan

Wed Aug 24, 2005 12:06 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: risk assessment form

Replies: 11

Views: 1860

Do not submit a generic risk assessment / method statement. The details provided should match the work and equipment. A good safety officer will spot a generic one. Even though the Health & Safety at Work Act etc 1974 has been in place for over thirty years, I am amazed at how many companies do ...

Tue Aug 16, 2005 9:09 am

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: how can i attach destination boards onto vans?

Replies: 11

Views: 3968

The mot requirements regarding windscreens can be found here:

http://www.motuk.co.uk/manual_830.htm

Thu Jul 28, 2005 3:01 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: had a bad day?

Replies: 8

Views: 702

I have seen the video, and only the 1st crane goes in the water.

If I can find the link again, I will post it here.

Sat Jul 23, 2005 2:38 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: They got me ... speeding!!

Replies: 22

Views: 1522

What I don't understand is... If the cameras are installed to slow down the traffic, why are more drivers being done for speeding, and also why is the accident rate climbing? Safety Cameras don't work, except as a stealth tax. Why don't the civil servents abolish penalty points for speeding and earn...

Thu Jun 30, 2005 11:14 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: what do you use ??

Replies: 53

Views: 2562

I use the scalpel everytime, but most of my work is small and intricate.

I have to take care when I put it down since I lost the protective cover. So far, no accidents.

Ivan

Fri Jun 24, 2005 9:58 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: G 8

Replies: 31

Views: 1865

I would have thought a summit where the debt of Africa is being talked about should be held in Africa - let the politicians see for themselves!

Besides it would be much cheaper than holding it at one of the UKs top hotels.

Ivan

Fri Jun 24, 2005 2:39 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: It does not add up

Replies: 6

Views: 471

Standard design practice is to allow approx 75kg per person (or the imperial equivalent). This was probably the average weight back in early 1900s when it was set in stone. I have often wondered why it hasn't been updated, since I don't know many men less than 100kg! (I'm too polite to ask what the ...

Thu Jun 23, 2005 2:30 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: First time making signs using vinyl?

Replies: 14

Views: 3996

From the Ritrama website: L100 Series 3 year 70µ Sign Vinyl - Gloss Finish Permanent Acrylic 34 Medium term general sign applications 1.22 x 50m (some 1.0 x 50m also) M300 Series 3 year 70µ Sign Vinyl - Matt Finish Semi-Permanent Acrylic 34 Medium term sign applications (indoor & outdoor use) - ...

Fri Jun 17, 2005 10:22 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Cherry Picker - Van Mounted - MOT Exempt?

Replies: 23

Views: 9557

The problem with cherry pickers, is if you obey the rules, you need a trained and competent person sitting doing nothing (except watching) on ground level, in case they need to lower the cage. Vehicles advertised as not needing an mot and run on red diesel will be site vehicles, which will never dri...

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