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  Topic: Firefox has gone all funny
Ronnie

Replies: 21
Views: 10480
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Fri Nov 11, 11 9:23 pm   Subject: Firefox has gone all funny
thanks Ronnie! just got it and you're right -everything seems much faster

I was ready to buy a new laptop until someone pointed me towards BetterPrivacy - LSO's run in Flash, and really make yo ...
  Topic: Firefox has gone all funny
Ronnie

Replies: 21
Views: 10480
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Fri Nov 11, 11 6:06 pm   Subject: Firefox has gone all funny
yes my ff did it all by itself....
I'm losing my enthusiasm for ff as browser of choice, time was, not too long ago it was fast and efficient, pared down to just what you needed. now it's beginning ...
  Topic: Sustainable lobster fishing
Ronnie

Replies: 8
Views: 15985
PostForum: Fishing   Posted: Mon Sep 26, 11 9:22 pm   Subject: Sustainable lobster fishing
There are several hatchery schemes, and they've got really tough on minimum landing sizes.

Unless things have changed recently, there are no maximum landing sizes or controls over lobster pot desi ...
  Topic: Starting Chickens
Ronnie

Replies: 8
Views: 4411
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Mon Sep 26, 11 10:27 am   Subject: Starting Chickens
Thanks to all contributions.

@WS: Well, I've recently found out that we have our fair share of pine martens round here - which could be interesting...

@Mutton: I've been thinking the same thing ...
  Topic: Sustainable lobster fishing
Ronnie

Replies: 8
Views: 15985
PostForum: Fishing   Posted: Sun Sep 25, 11 9:47 pm   Subject: Sustainable lobster fishing
Fabulous story - thanks for sharing.
  Topic: Starting Chickens
Ronnie

Replies: 8
Views: 4411
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Sun Sep 25, 11 8:46 pm   Subject: Starting Chickens
The estates around here are quite actively managed, and I've seen no scat in my woodland yet. I don't anticipate to many predation issues, but will change my strategy accordingly if I run into problem ...
  Topic: Starting Chickens
Ronnie

Replies: 8
Views: 4411
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Sun Sep 25, 11 8:12 pm   Subject: Starting Chickens
I feel an overwhelming urge to have some poultry pecking around. My neighbour has a big old coop that seems abandoned out in the woods. I'll offer her money, but I suspect she'll give it to us.

Is ...
  Topic: cheapest, easiest, greenest self build?
Ronnie

Replies: 48
Views: 73563
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Sat Oct 09, 10 9:38 am   Subject: cheapest, easiest, greenest self build?
A steel framed, straw bale

You'll have a steel structure which has no give and straw bales which will settle unless pre-compressed. If the steel comes into contact with the bales any condensate wil ...
  Topic: cheapest, easiest, greenest self build?
Ronnie

Replies: 48
Views: 73563
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Fri Oct 08, 10 10:53 pm   Subject: cheapest, easiest, greenest self build?
Give it a few months...
  Topic: cheapest, easiest, greenest self build?
Ronnie

Replies: 48
Views: 73563
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Fri Oct 08, 10 10:21 pm   Subject: cheapest, easiest, greenest self build?
What's wrong with load bearing straw bale?

It makes for a wonky house which is impossible to insure
  Topic: cheapest, easiest, greenest self build?
Ronnie

Replies: 48
Views: 73563
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Fri Oct 08, 10 8:08 pm   Subject: cheapest, easiest, greenest self build?
Apologies for bumping an old thread.

I have a lead on a free or very cheap building plot up in the Highlands - and am thinking about building again.

I'm leaning towards a steel framed, straw bal ...
  Topic: energy required to cut an acre of grass ?
Ronnie

Replies: 18
Views: 18105
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Mon May 03, 10 7:49 pm   Subject: energy required to cut an acre of grass ?
Sorry, I don't have anything to add to your numbers. But this kind of exercise does show how well and truly f*cked we're all going to be once the oil runs out...

Kunstler said that each of us has t ...
  Topic: 10.04 here I go
Ronnie

Replies: 33
Views: 11167
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Mon May 03, 10 7:31 pm   Subject: 10.04 here I go
OK, Linux freaks - is open office really as good as MS Office or Apple iWork? Can I mess with pictures as well as I can on Photoshop? Do the media players work as well as iTues or VLC?

I love the i ...
  Topic: paypal - question on use please
Ronnie

Replies: 6
Views: 3352
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Mon May 03, 10 6:06 pm   Subject: paypal - question on use please
Aye - you can use your Paypal account completely separately from ebay. You will take a hit in fees though.

Not if you check the box that says 'gift' or something similar - can't remember exactly - ...
  Topic: paypal - question on use please
Ronnie

Replies: 6
Views: 3352
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Mon May 03, 10 4:31 pm   Subject: paypal - question on use please
Aye - you can use your Paypal account completely separately from ebay. You will take a hit in fees though.
 
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