carly

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  • I got stung by a wasp last night. We have another nest in the house attic and they are everywhere. It got the front of my foot so I doused it in vinegar and while it blew up within minutes it didn’t hurt once the vinegar took effect. Couldn’t see anything this morning and the swelling has gone completely.

  • carly replied to the topic Online voting? in the forum Banter 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Exactly. Just innocent coincidence. Honest.

    I’m a rather rabid believer that voting is important so it should be easy.

  • carly replied to the topic Online voting? in the forum Banter 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    They do that in the US. And just by innocent coincidence ethnic minorities queue longer.

    https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2013/04/heres-why-black-people-have-to-wait-twice-as-long-to-vote-as-whites/274791/

  • carly replied to the topic Online voting? in the forum Banter 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    It’s possible for experts to design secure systems that will satisfy other experts, but that means nothing to non-experts who are the electorate.

    It’s a bit like justice, Not only must democray be done; it must also be seen to be done.

    Since computers make the process more opaque I don’t think the advantages are worth it.

  • carly replied to the topic Well done Donald! in the forum Banter 3 months ago

    The Gazans have lived in their own self governing area since Oslo over 20 years ago. Israel has no claim on the territory. All that Israelis want is for the Gazans to get out of their lives. As a result Israel has established controls over import to Gaza. Most any thing can go in but has to be checked. Only weapons are not allowed (reasonably)…[Read more]

  • I’ll fight you and I’ll win if that’s what you’re asking.

    😛

    Seriously, come in to my classroom and see some of the children there tackle work that they find tough. Wonderful examples of resilience.

  • It isn’t a winning strategy in the long term, though – whatever you do in European Roulette you will tend towards losing an average of 1/37th of the total amount you wager, the house edge is built in. (1/74th for French Roulette, 1/19th for American Roulette with the 0 and 00).

    @mark1 I’ve always felt that physical roulette (rather than online)…[Read more]

  • I don’t know what brought mine on, I have got flat feet, something I never knew until about 10 years ago, but have been wearing flat shoes or boots every day for about the same time. If I wear heels my calves ache ! Cant think of anything Ive done differently but past 2 or 3 months have been very painful. I cant take any anti inflammatories…[Read more]

  • carly replied to the topic Basic curry cooking question in the forum Banter 7 months ago

    Ta, really helpful. Guess I need to get used to doing wrong things like cooking onions til they’re brown.

  • carly started the topic Basic curry cooking question in the forum Banter 7 months ago

    I don’t know how to cook curries at all, and I want to cook a slow-cooked beef or lamb curry for tonight. When I look at recipes, they all sound horribly wrong to me. They involve things like covering the raw meat in yoghurt and then putting that, cold, into a simmering sauce. The image that this conjurs in my head is not something I want for…[Read more]

  • carly replied to the topic Car heater problem in the forum Banter 7 months ago

    Isn’t this normally a resistor failure ?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CujvawXsjDA

    @gary yes thanks, that video helped me a lot. i think that may have been the initial problem with only blowing on max, but didn’t fix- something else caused total failure.

    I then focused on the heater control panel as suggested and measured voltages there-…[Read more]

  • Headspace is great – it is a mindfulness app available online, where the guy has THE most amazing voice which is totally hypnotic 🙂 Other than that, when I am having trouble getting to sleep I do the ‘mind lists’ thing where I list for example a country beginning with each letter of the alphabet etc…. I am currently on 4 girls names and 4 boys…[Read more]

  • carly replied to the topic Soothing waterproof eye cream? in the forum Banter 7 months ago

    Streaming eyes can, sometimes, be a sign of dry eye.
    Are you registered with an optician or ophthalmologist? If so, get them to have a look.

  • carly replied to the topic Cyclists – sore elbows?! in the forum Banter 7 months ago

    @sarah Lack of core strength seems to fit the bill! Will have a look at shifting the handle bar position. Thanks

  • carly started the topic Cyclists – sore elbows?! in the forum Banter 7 months ago

    After 9 months of doing naff all the OH and I started cycling again a few weeks ago with the aim of doing the BHF 46mile ride. I’m really starting to feel fitter (although if I stopped eating and shed a few pounds I’m sure I’d feel even better!) and we’re gradually building up the route length, cycling more or less every other day and adding a few…[Read more]

  • If you have been medically advised not to drive and you do, then you invalidate your insurance. Get the test results checked again before you drive and get them to prescribe different meds if at all possible.

  • carly replied to the topic Best Tanning Cream? in the forum Banter 7 months ago

    Bondi Sands tanning mousse! I use a tanning mitt and I don’t get patchy and it smells lush and lasts a good few days. Can get it from superdrug and boots

  • carly replied to the topic Car heater problem in the forum Banter 7 months ago

    @tom thanks for your detailed response. i actually tried looking for the ‘blower fan controller’ as per http://www.autoinsider.co.uk/problems/problem-10641-citroen-xsara-blower-speed-control-module.php earlier today but couldn’t find it and no reference to one in haynes electrical section..

    so ignition hack may not work?

    edit: above link not my…[Read more]

  • carly started the topic Car heater problem in the forum Banter 7 months ago

    blower on picasso stopped working on 1-3 then finally on 4. fuses appear fine. replaced heater resistor unit but no luck. have tested motor – spins ok. meter shows no voltage getting to motor with engine running and heater control on.

    I’ve done some research and often a cause is connections failing due to high load and could be related to…[Read more]

  • carly replied to the topic Why is everything racist now? in the forum Banter 7 months ago

    If they’d advertised it on a white kid (which they did do incidentally but the press didn’t report that) nobody would have complained and black kids’ parents could have chosen whether to buy it or not. They were trying to not discriminate about using a white model or black model and suddenly they are accused of racism when in fact they are the…[Read more]