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Everything posted by irishwasa

  1. I understood the land was originally subject to a form of compulsory purchase, and when the line closed, the landowners were given the opportunity to purchase it back, which some of them did.
  2. Actually, we might manage to sneak that one in as a one off on the 31st ......
  3. It's the same on aircraft - no Lithium Ion batteries unless they are installed in a device eg camera. If you have a loose battery, it must be in your carry on luggage - it is not permissible to have it in your checked baggage. I thought it was to do with a battery being damaged and leaking on an aircraft a few years ago, resulting in undetected corrosion and later structural failure.
  4. The fast craft is a requirement put from IOM into the User Agreement, as far as I recall. That needs to be retracted. Much as I don't like to be tied to Liverpool, there are no viable alternatives that I can think of.
  5. But you people are all so negative. All we have to do is built a new sea wall from Victoria Pier to Port Jack. Cruise ships berth on the outside, it can have a 6 lane highway to aid the daily commute into town, the Ben can still sneak into the harbour. We won't need to improve the current promenade and can leave it to the horse trams. We won't need to maintain the Tower of Refuge. We will probably attract at least 150 cruise ships each year, each putting £1/2m into the economy. With an estimated cost of build around £30m, we will pay for it in less than 1 year and we can all retire on the income generated ....
  6. You should be able to get a private request from your GP, and you pay the hospital directly. I know I have done that for HIV blood tests, Chest x-rays etc
  7. I liked BigClives electrocutodapter video. I met a Norwegian on a UK site, and he pulled out one of those adapters. I used a fluke to show him the issue, and he looked a bit worried - turns out he had actually bought 5 of them - so his kids could use them also. He was pretty quick to get on the phone!
  8. To be fair, some of these yoofs don't have much in the way of role models when you look at their parents. Fat Freddie in his XXL tracky bottoms and XXXXL footie top chucks his maccy wrappers down on the floor 'cos he's too lazy to walk to the bin (despite all the sporting goods he's wearing!), and Large Liz (who has 7 kids to 6 different fellas, but only remembers who 3 of the blokes are), is too busy watching I'm a failed celebrity, or big bruvvas house, to teach young Wayne what manners and decency are. Hardly surprising the youth of today litters the place - they don't know any different. The root cause lies in the generation above!
  9. Similarly, I work in the Power Generation industry covering electrical and mechanical - I can happily short circuit load test an 11kV generator, or strip and rebuild a 90 burner gas fuel system, but can't do anything in my house .... :-(
  10. 170 people seems a reasonable amount to be a group size that could integrate. I signed it, and think it is the minimum we can do :-)
  11. It has nothing to do with jealousy - I happily make room to assist bikes past when I am in moving traffic. As for statistics, i don't recall seeing any to support your argument, but they are pretty easy to manipulate to suit anyone's particular argument. My opinion is still that the bikes generally cross the line and effectively push their way in at lights. But that's just my opinion that I've formed over the years. ETA I think driving standards are much lower in most places now than they were 20 years ago, not just the IOM.
  12. Filtering? It has nothing to do with filtering - it's queue jumping, nothing else. And it doesn't speed up flow from a junction. Sitting fourth in a queue at the lights, with 23 bikes 'filtering' in front of you, means you don't get through the lights. I'm all for watching mirrors, keeping well left a d waving bikes by on the road, but your 'filtering' does annoy me. So there!
  13. They don't have to explain it, but if they cancel for a technical reason, you get 250 Euro in compensation Don't recall the steam racket offering that ...
  14. Hmmm.... got part way through Harolds journey, but lost interest. It wasn't a bad book, but it wasn't a book that could keep me captivated - I found the day to day stuff quite repetitive. I have read much better / more interesting books (although that is a very personal call).
  15. I was actually wondering if there were any real people around .......
  16. If it appears to work, but doesn't blow cold air, it may just need refrigerant topped up. Have you only been to one place? Might be time for a second opinion, but I have no idea who is good for that sort of thing.
  17. That's 'cos they close the road when the temperature falls below 10C .....
  18. You should try it in reverse - unable to get a disabled space because some non-badge holder decides it's ok to park there 'just for a few minutes'. Now that is frustrating :-( And it does happen. A lot.
  19. The island could cope with small amounts of private generation, but a commercial size wind farm would bring too much instability - it would have to have conventional generation available to pick up it's load - it would be too high a percentage of running load. It could work if we generated, say, 250MW+ from wind and sold to the UK, but the economics of that could change overnight!
  20. We won't need to build a ski lift - we can use the Mountain railway 😄
  21. Some say, .........., it wasn't the real Stig that handed in that petition, ......., But they do say it was Addie in disguise!!
  22. Maybe they will feel sorry for you, and leave you a few quid ....
  23. Sorry to hear that, Gladys, was in the same position a few years ago when my I took my best mate in - still miss him, and felt so guilty with him in my arms and giving the nod, but still think it was for the best. Hard decision, but one that must be done on a logical basis.
  24. Don't think you have much longer to wait for the rains to come .......
  25. Presumably half of Cumbrian roads are closed for the same conditions, and all of the roads in the Highlands will be shut. It's ridiculous how often they close it these days.
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