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DCarmi

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You stand there for 10 minutes, in the cold an wet, whilst some numpty tries to blow himself up!

Halloween did have the advantage of neep carving, dookin for apples and trying to eat treacle scones tied from a string overhead. Oh what fun we did have!
 

jjbomber

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Halloween being a bigger deal than Guy Fawkes night in the UK.

Because you're an old codger, you remember when it was the other way round don't you?

When we were boys (back when "it was all just fields round here") Halloween didn't exsist.
Firework night meant as much as Christmas to me.

Thanks for everything America 😡
We send the Halloweeners away and tell them to come back with a guy. We offer them £5, rather than a 'Penny for the Guy'. Still waiting for our first winner.
 
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Would be funny if there wasn't a solicitor involved - almost certainly being paid out of public funds.

Thought I'd posted this in the 'Did you know' thread, but never mind - no more to be said anyway.

Can we have the next grumpy old git with a room 101 entry please?........

Halloween being a bigger deal than Guy Fawkes night in the UK.

Because you're an old codger, you remember when it was the other way round don't you?

When we were boys (back when "it was all just fields round here") Halloween didn't exsist.
Firework night meant as much as Christmas to me.

Thanks for everything America 😡
Yeah. I agree with you on that. My Brother and I were in some kind of home and garden store looking for something or other. Everywhere I looked I could see Halloween costumes so parents can dress up their children to look like satanic demons. It seems to get more full on every year. Interesting.
 
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We send the Halloweeners away and tell them to come back with a guy. We offer them £5, rather than a 'Penny for the Guy'. Still waiting for our first winner.
I don't get this paganism, why can't we teach our kids to participate towards something that is of value?
Anyway, I don't see much trick or treating these days.
Few years ago on Halloween, there was a group knocking at my door.
I open the door, I flipped over my cloak,
I said
GOOD EVENING
the kid screamed for his mummy.
 
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Jasonovich

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What’s wrong with it? Is it really any worse than believing in an imaginary, all-powerful, omnipresent deity?
Well. I hate the commercialism, same with Christmas.
Pay no heed, I'm just a grumpy old man who's brain is turning into pickle.
I will say, it's a family event, the kids love to dress up and it's nice.
 

JDL

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What’s wrong with it? Is it really any worse than believing in an imaginary, all-powerful, omnipresent deity?
Actually yes it is very different. However, this is neither the time or place to begin a theological debate.
However, one thing I will say is this.
People in general, having grown up in societies with Christian based ethics from which we have all benefited, are taking the benefits of those Christian based ethics for granted.
 
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Actually yes it is very different. However, this is neither the time or place to begin a theological debate.
However, one thing I will say is this.
People in general, having grown up in societies with Christian based ethics from which we have all benefited, are taking the benefits of those Christian based ethics for granted.
That is why I side track, Friesiansam response, talk to me about cables, talk to me about the geopolitics I don't mind but religion, I think best left alone. Notwithstanding, you know, everyone has a view and it should be respected.
 

Gray

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Hidden standby power consumption.
OK when there's a red light showing users - they then choose whether they want the convenience of standby.

But my paper shredder; no lights, not shredding....but still plugged into a live socket and drawing several watts.

Before I fitted an accessible switch, my washing machine was completely 'off' with no lights.....but drawing 8 watts, for 8,760 hours a year.

Might be worth checking the hidden consumers costing you money (even if you're happy to leave hi-fi / TVs in standby).
 

JDL

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Our washing machine does have a power on and off switch, albeit an electronic one. I haven't tested it to see if it draws current though.
 

Gray

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Our washing machine does have a power on and off switch, albeit an electronic one. I haven't tested it to see if it draws current though.
If it is an electronic on / off, then you can be sure it is using a few watts, even when 'off'.

Multiply those few watts over a decade or more and it's well worth arranging for a genuine off switch (if yours isn't currently accessible).
 

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Hidden standby power consumption.
OK when there's a red light showing users - they then choose whether they want the convenience of standby.

But my paper shredder; no lights, not shredding....but still plugged into a live socket and drawing several watts.

Before I fitted an accessible switch, my washing machine was completely 'off' with no lights.....but drawing 8 watts, for 8,760 hours a year.

Might be worth checking the hidden consumers costing you money (even if you're happy to leave hi-fi / TVs in standby).
(y)From spec sheets:
Standby: Amp - 0.2W / CDP - 0.3W / Turntable - 0W / TV - 0.3W**

On: Amp - 130W / CDP - 47W / Turntable - 5W / TV - 170W

** strangely the TV consumes 0.25W even when switched off! And it would appear that it is greener to play LPs than CDs :) vive le vinyl revolution!!
 
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(y)From spec sheets:
Standby: Amp - 0.2W / CDP - 0.3W / Turntable - 0W / TV - 0.3W**

On: Amp - 130W / CDP - 47W / Turntable - 5W / TV - 170W

Age is also factor!

The regs regarding Standby power usage were first introduced in around 2008 IIRC, so anything pre 2008 Standby consumption will be much higher.



** strangely the TV consumes 0.25W even when switched off! And it would appear that it is greener to play LPs than CDs :) vive le vinyl revolution!!



TVs don't have mechanical switches these days (if at all), and therefore require power to operate.
 
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