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absurdbird

Member since May 2010 • Last active Jun 2021

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    Water butts.

    They’re usually set up with a diverter pipe from a down pipe.
    Any reason why I can’t put the whole down pipe in?
    Catchment area is a flat roof approx 8m2.

    I guess it will overflow?

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    drinking in the Warwick

    I used to play pool in there occasionally mid/late 80s.
    A friend’s dad made good and they moved from Se14 to Kensington Pk. Rd.
    There used to be 2 pool tables - one for money games - I played on the other.
    Old Jamaicans playing with short cues from the hip. Deadly.

    First pub to have CCTV all the way back then because of all the dealing going on. (Citation needed)

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    While we’re on the subject of boiling water ...
    Anyone have favourable experience of knock off Quookers?
    Having used them in the houses of ‘posh’ clients, I’ve desired one for years, but I can’t afford one.
    Marginally more efficient than a kettle (especially in my house where it gets used all the time).
    But really it’s all about the convenience- isn’t everything?

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    unacceptable as having 3 pints at lunchtime.

    🤔
    Since when?

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    Make sure you get a good plumber to do the install

    Yup.
    Insist new pipe work is pressure tested - and left at pressure overnight or longer.

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    You’ve ordered already, but why not just make a couple of these?

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    it's nearly impossible to get a convict of a police officer in this country for a death in custody.

    I just did a little bit of reading. Apparently it’s been 40 years since a conviction.
    Ffs!

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    In some reports I read during the trial he was referred to as an Ex Police Officer.
    Which seemed rather disingenuous as he was removed from the force to stand trial for a fucking murder committed whilst he was on duty.

    I can’t remember the last time a UK policeman was convicted of manslaughter - although there have been many deaths in custody.

    The police really need to work on their clearance rates.
    😒

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    I’m never happy when a jury is offered the option of a ‘compromise’ conviction

    Do you mean that the charge of murder was withdrawn for the lesser charge of manslaughter?

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    No sausages though.

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