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  • My memory of wasp stings are mixed up with emotions of terror and abandonment, so should be considered unreliable. I was very wee at the time.

    On the other hand, I was a teenager when I was stung by a honeybee, which I inadvertently grasped while trying to close off a butterfly net around a Small Blue. It felt like an electric shock – a very…[Read more]

  • Oils will readily mix. The only oils that don’t mix are Poly Glycol Synthetics, and they typically go no where near a car engine. Some people have a vested interest in perpetuating myths about oils.

    Is it worth the risk though? I learned the hard way about mixing oils when I topped up a machine and it seized up a week later. The oil had turned to…[Read more]

  • garygary replied to the topic Sir Christopher Chope in the forum Banter 1 year, 8 months ago

    I can sort of understand what he was trying to prove (that laws should be well thought out and discussed) I believe in this case, he’s shot himself in the foot by applying his blanket “system” to this specific piece of legislation.

    His history, makes him appear as a awkward bollocks who’s simply trying to mess things up.

  • garygary replied to the topic Online voting? in the forum Banter 1 year, 9 months ago

    Yes and yes.

    The online bit is easy, one system could authenticate you and another record your vote. Designed with no way to tie the two together. Whether anyone would, or maybe everyone, would believe that is another matter.

    The harder bit is how to give you a unique code without it being crackable but far enough in advance, but allowing that…[Read more]

  • garygary replied to the topic Well done Donald! in the forum Banter 1 year, 9 months ago

    The answer is simple. Do everything I could to rid Gaza of Hamas, so that Gaza could live in peace and prosperity with Israel. Hamas are mainly responsible for the desparate state of Gaza. The PA has not helped. And the world, by not recognizing where blame truly lies, has enabled Hamas to make Gaza a hell hole.

  • garygary posted an update 1 year, 11 months ago

    I got an alert recently from my websites firewall of an “Increased Attack Rate” from hackers trying to do MYSQL injections. Low and behold the logs say the attacks come from Russia.

    For example:

    March 19, 2018 1:50am (Russian Federation) Blocked for SQL Injection in query string: add_to_wishlist=15797′ UNION ALL SELECT…[Read more]

    • Just two Hints:

      -If an attack comes from USA, is it the united states attacking you or a US citizen?
      -Things can be routed to appear to be originating from russia, when its your neighbors son attacking you.

      Cheers & Good luck with defense!

  • I don’t anymore. The programming job crowd is very over crowded… I got into programming thinking it would be an easy way to get a job. I know java, php plus all the easy stuff such as html css etc but companies want the very best (even if they themselves don’t know what the very best actually looks like) but don’t want to pay for it so just…[Read more]

  • garygary replied to the topic Are e cigs bad for your health? in the forum Health 2 years ago

    @frosty I agree e cigs sounds like a great alternative for smokers wanting to quit smoking. But what about young people who have never smoked before and see vaping as a trendy thing and get an addiction because of the trend?

  • “E-cigarettes may cause cancer and heart disease, says study”

    I have never smoked before but I have always been concerned about the smoke e cigs cause. When some smokes one indoors or even out doors it just creates a massive plume of smoke and often you can taste in your mouth whatever flavor they are smoking.. are e cigs even worse for passive…[Read more]

  • garygary replied to the topic Big Game Trophy Hunters in the forum Banter 2 years ago

    I’m in agreement. Hunting (not for food) is pretty sickening but you could argue that we have become so removed from the natural process of killing our prey that we’ve become squeamish. Conversely I dread to imagine the horrors that must play out in slaughter houses in industrialised nations. Butchered meat in its vacuum sealed packaging looks so…[Read more]

  • garygary replied to the topic Silent Migraines in the forum Health 2 years, 1 month ago

    Unlikely to be food. Today I had eaten porridge for breakfast some 3hrs before, no other food.

    At work usually not eating either. This week has been very stressful for various reasons, but today I was happy and stress free.

    Been through menopause – loving the cold weather, lol.

  • garygary started the topic Silent Migraines in the forum Health 2 years, 1 month ago

    Does anyone else get these?

    How often do you get them, and how long do they last?

    I’ve had them occasionally for the past 5 years or so, but I’ve now had 3 since the beginning of the year. Usually I get them at work, but today I had one on a day off.

    I usually just get the zig zags and visual problems. They last about 30-40 minutes, then they…[Read more]

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  • I can’t understand why France doesn’t just arrest them and put them in a jail until they can be deported, is just due to the sheer numbers/cost? They are in France illegally, if they needed refuge then I’m sure France would be happy to process them and put them in a suitable french refugee camp. But if they refuse then they aren’t anything but…

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