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aggi

Member since Jun 2010 • Last active Aug 2017

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    Can anyone recommend a company in North London for sash window refurbs? A few rotten bits, some ropes/pulleys that need replacing, etc

    Also, how is it normally done, are they renovated in situ or taken out and redone at a workshop or whatever? If taken out is it done from the inside, from the outside with a ladder, with scaffolding? (I don't have access to the back of the house so need to arrange with downstairs so the easier the better).

    What are the options for glazing, some have stained glass which I'd obviously like to keep. Can some thin form of double glazing go in or is that too thick? Cheers

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    My neighbours appear to mainly communicate by shouting, mainly the dad but the kids join in fairly often and the mum occasionally gets involved.

    Fortunately the design of the house means that I can't really hear them in my bedroom or living so it isn't that big an issue but it does highlight how shit single glazing is for sound insulation.

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    Burnley have a 100% win record at the new Wembley.

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    I was in the White Horse on Parsons Green (the Sloaney Pony) and about half of the people paying seemed to be using these cards. I was pondering if it's the new form of pocket money, parents load up the cards for their kids to spend.

    Do the current accounts offer any advantages over a traditional bank? The main selling point for me with the card is the lack of fees for overseas transactions but the majority of banks don't charge for a current account.

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    Went to Lyle's on Thursday, found it a bit disappointing. It was all very competent but nothing leapt out at me as great. It wasn't bad but for the price and reputation I expected better.

    Also went to Ambrette in Margate and had the tasting menu http://theambrette.co.uk/tasting-menu-1.­php Indian-inspired (but not curries). A bit unusual and tasty (although pretty substantial), worth a visit and much better than Lyle's for about the same price. Matching wines weren't great but I wasn't expecting that much for £20 for seven glasses.

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    One of my local pubs, the Great Northern Railway Tavern in Hornsey, is doing a sour takeover Friday - Sunday this week if anyone is interested

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    The Elemnt uses GPS signals to calibrate the barometric sensor (but not all GPS signals, it somehow checks to see if the elevation on the GPS signal is accurate, I don't know how). I think this is automatic (others let you input a known elevation and will use that for calibration).

    I suspect the issue could well be with that calibration rather than the sensor. I don't think there's any way to manually calibrate or turn it off on the Elemnt though.

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    For involuntary act manslaughter, four points need to be established:
    that the accused has committed an unlawful act;
    that the act was the cause of death;
    that the accused intended to commit the act;
    that a sober and reasonable person would recognise that the act carried some risk of harm, however slight

    This reminds me most of a few recent cases. The most obvious being the bin driver in Glasgow who concealed ill health which resulted in a number of people being killed. Obviously there was a lot of coverage on this.

    The other is the lorry driver who killed Eilidh Cairns. He was knowingly driving with defective eyesight which seems to cover all of the above but all that came out of it was a £200 fine (although I seem to remember that there were a whole host of screw-ups in that case).

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    It's some crappy one with no in-built GPS, routing, etc

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    If Jonny Evans is worth £18m it makes me wonder what Ben Mee would be worth.

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