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  1. Cranfield

    "real" flame effect electric fires.

    Thanks, I will check them out.
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    "real" flame effect electric fires.

    I am looking for some guidance on "real" flame effect electric fires (wall hanging). Its a big problem to find a retail outlet with a decent amount of examples on display. We bought unseen a fire and the effect is produced by fans and bulbs , which is very disappointing. I see LCD and LED mentioned, but only photos of the effect, which is supposed to be the most realistic. Does anyone have personal experience of a make and model ? Unfortunately, gas is not an option.
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    12 gauge screw on moderator for my beretta urika

    Are you still restricted to fibre wad cartridges with this modification, as you are with the full barrel Hushpower ?
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    Poker games

    No , it was a game you could choose "hard" or "easy", against 3 or 4 other players and you all start with $50,000. When I say you play against a computer, I mean you are not playing against human opponents. I appreciate the suggestions, and will have a further look around. My "real" gambling takes place physically in Casinos and my game is Blackjack and occasionally Roulette...............and when the fun stops, I stop.
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    Poker games

    I don't want to play with real people, I have experienced those that go "all in" on every hand, because its imitation money and they are idiots. I did find a game where you played against "computers", ie you were the only real person in the game. The opposition were supposed to have the various styles of a variety of different players. Unfortunately, I can't find that game
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    Poker games

    Can anyone recommend a free Texas Hold' Em Poker game ? I do not want to play online with real players for money, just play for fun and improvement.
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    Extended Hedge Trimmer.

    I had privet hedges 12ft tall and even with an extended petrol trimmer I used a low platform, its tiring holding those things high above your head for any length of time. I eventually reduced the hedge down to 7-8ft and it became very manageable. I second the Stihl recommendations, plus all the attachments, I suppose it really depends how much more tree and hedge areas you have.
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    4x4 for £2.5k

    It does depend what sort of 4x4 you need. If its just for some slightly muddy tracks, a Subaru would work, but don't expect them to go where its really hardcore, because they can't (I am a previous Legacy and Forester owner). L200, or Mitsubishi Warrior is probably your best bet, but you may have to up your budget. You could try finding a shooting partner with a decent 4x4 and save your money.
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    VPN providers

    I have considered VPN for those USA sites/tv where access from outside USA is blocked. Is it possible to turn it on and off ? I have websites I use that open when they recognise my IP No, which is quite convenient.
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    Pigeon Watch Poloshirts

    I have a few from the first orders we placed (some years ago) all have had a good wearing and look as good as new. Highly recommended.
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    Buzzards behaviour.

    This morning I witnessed some strange buzzard behaviour. I was passing the living room window when a large flash of brown caught my eye, when I looked a buzzard was in the field opposite, about 25 yards away, with its wings in the "cloak" position over something. The "something" was obviously struggling as I could see the buzzard rocking and tilting to and fro, Eventually it fell backwards and I could see the "something" was another buzzard. The buzzards were pecking at each other and feathers were flying. I decided to walk outside to get a better view and perhaps to break up the scrap. Sure enough I had hardly got into the drive and they broke apart and made off in opposite directions (very slowly). The first bird I saw appeared larger than the one that was underneath at the beginning. After Googling, it looks as though it could have been an adult attacking a young bird passing through the area, or a female attacking a male. I have seen them chasing each other before and the courting aerobatics , but never hands on aggression.
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    I think you need to visit a lot more of the USA than Florida, I suspect that most of those people in Disney and the fast food outlets were not even Americans. Having spent an enormous amount of time in the USA over the last 50 odd years and as recently as last Autumn, I don't recognise the place you describe.
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    Treating softwood for outside use

    I painted the ends with some blue sealant stuff and am happy that the wood is better protected than it would be if it was basic prepared softwood with some emulsion paint (wood preservative) slapped on it.
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    Treating softwood for outside use

    Try Jacksons Fencing, they are not far from you. I did the same job a few years ago and used their pressure treated wood, I believe it was the decking, I cut to size. It has a 10 year guarantee.....I think.
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    Anyone for a bit of mackereling ?

    A couple of Dungie lug, tipped off with some squid, just the job for Winter cod.