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  1. A request. Is anybody on here using talktalk as their internet provider? (has to be talktalk) if so could somebody try access the plusnet site and let me know if you are able to get on it OK? Something odd I need to check out

  2. Taking screenshots with Firefox has just got a lot easier - https://testpilot.firefox.com/experiments/page-shot

    1. knocker

      knocker

      Cheers SS will give this a whirl

  3. Hi Knocker I know it's frustrating 

    for you in the MOD but pls continue posting my mornings 

    Arnt the same without your 

    detailed posts.chin up hope to

    see you posting again soon,however fully understand 

    if you don't want to

    cheers C.S

    1. knocker

      knocker

      Thanks for the comments C.S. I'm taking legal advice.:nonono:

      Cheers

      Malcolm

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  4. hiya knocker thought you might like this......................

     

    https://doroniethkernow.wordpress.com/2016/06/09/towards-a-cornish-identity-theory-updated-evidence/   

     

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    It is important to dwell on the language issue. This is one of clearest demarcations between one (cultural) group and another. The fact that Kernewek exists still, despite England’s best attempts at silencing it, is the most potent symbol for Cornwall in having a clear separate identity to England. In the 22 years since the chapter was written, Kernewek has gained a far greater presence and symbolism. More people are now able to speak the language than have done for decades, duel language signage around the territory is more evident than ever before (something which will only increase in years to come) and it is protected under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages. Eight years ago saw Kernewek established in a Standard Written Form, and 2010 saw UNESCO announce that its former classification of the language as “extinct” was “no longer accurate” (BBC News: 2010)

     

    1. knocker

      knocker

      Thanks very much for that balmaha it is indeed very interesting. I've read a fair number of the Cornish Study Series and a fair bit of Philip Peyton's writing although I must admit I found some of the language articles somewhat heavy going. In fact I nearly signed up for their masters course some years ago but couldn't afford it. I will post this link around some of the Cornish groups I float around in.

      I've resolved not to look in the asylum, a.k.a the ref., thread but I expect I'll weaken.

      I trust you and yours are in rude health

      Malcolm

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  5. Knocker,

    I have written to my MP suggesting that this referendum was fundamentally flawed by a deceitful leave campaign leaving people confused with a load of waffle, some of mit being hysterical.

    I think it might help if all of us on the remain side did this.

    There is also a petition to request a re-run of the referendum:

    https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/131215

    My views are that if this is granted it should be properly supervised to ensure that the campaigns are honest, ethical and pertinent to the issue giving people positive and correct information to enable their choice.

    I would rather there not have been the necessity for a further ref and feel like I need one like a hole in the head but when you consider the alternative, to me it is the better choice.

    I realise my current attitude is likely to upset a lot of people but just is not in my nature to take things lying down.

    For your information should you decide to act on it.

    Best wishes,

    Mike

    1. knocker

      knocker

      Mike

      You probably appreciate that I'm as disgusted and angry with this whole sorry state of affairs as you but I honestly don't feel there is anything to be gained by looking for a second referendum. I doubt if anyone has the appetite or the will to go through this again and I'm not sure it would make any difference anyway. I think it also possible it may alienate even more people.

      I realise you may think this defeatist but I fear this the only practical way forward. Anyway good luck with whatever you attempt and I've signed the petition.

      All the best

      Malcolm

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  6. Time to fill the kitchen with the aroma of freshly baked buttermilk scones

  7. Abbott about to be toppled as PM the most embarrassing period in Australian politics is about to come to an end..

    1. knocker

      knocker

      Tony Abbott's consolation prize: a $300k yearly pension. Or a $1.5m lump sump plus $153k yearly pension

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  8. Abbott about to be toppled as PM the most embarrassing period in Australian politics is about to come to an end..

  9. little Theo is back home at last!....The vet phoned up this morning to say we could pick him up.....he has regained some sight which is great news and he's running around the lounge like a loon :D

  10. Anyone been on a cruise?

    1. knocker

      knocker

      Yes one that lasted twenty years on weather ships

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  11. Perhaps the greatest Jockey of all time Ap McCoy is going to retire from racing at the end of the season http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/horse-racing/31205313 True Legend

    1. knocker

      knocker

      Certainly jump jockey. One can safely say his feats will never be equalled.

  12. Off up Snowdon tonight to catch sunrise in morning, Perfect conditions for it !

    1. knocker

      knocker

      You are getting around a bit. Skye now Snowdon. Expect a quality pic.

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  13. The met office today will definately regret what they said. This is absolute rubbish what they have put out! Im disgusted with the media with this one, check out the real date the Earth is cooling ,coutersy of the sun, so what on Earth are they talkiing about? Put this rubbish on the media and tell them enough they will believe it....

    1. knocker

      knocker

      Have you stopped taking your medication?

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  14. Climate change is utter TOSH

  15. About to step into the Model Discussion thread. I may be gone some time.

    1. knocker

      knocker

      Like entering a Black Hole. You need to visit the climate area for genteel discussion.

  16. Is it possible to have a dew point the same or very near the actual temperature? plus how high can the dew point get before it inhibits the actual temperature?

    1. knocker

      knocker

      Actually air produced in laboratory conditions can reach an RH of 800% before droplets form spontaneously. No aerosols

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  17. Women are Angels. When someone breaks our wings we simply continue to fly... usually on a broomstick. We're flexible like that.

    1. knocker

      knocker

      Didn't apply to my ex mother-in-law. I think it was to do with the rules of the coven she was a member of.

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  18. it's funny - all the time wishing for a 47/63, and when an event gets modelled on the scale of legendary winter events, people say "oh nooooo, it's too cold!"

    1. knocker

      knocker

      I was working on the Salisbury Plain in 63 and anyone who welcomes a return to that sort of weather should be quickly measured for a white coat that ties at the back.

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