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  1. Yis, dir 'saft arrrs*' seem tae be da main budder. (*soft pronunciation of the letter 'r', rather than pliable buttocks)
    5 points
  2. God bless the spacebar!
    5 points
  3. ^Corrrrrong again. I've just come to learn that folk like you aren't worth the time. You eased yourself in here and have somehow managed to make a forum that was already a shallow version of itself somewhere even less worthy of folks time. Bravo. But I'm sure you'll take that as some form of affirmation of your set-in-stone and over-inflated "views" somehow being validated. Best of luck with that!
    5 points
  4. Du’ll get nae peace fae da media efter yun revelations @Ghostrider. I’m tinkin I might suggest a new column tae da Shetland Times caaed “Fae da Ebb”. As da title suggests, it wid feature stories aboot bruck and sports equipment folk have found in da ebb. I’ll liklee need some market research tae prove tae da editor dat da “Fae da Ebb” column wid be as popular as I expect it wid be, so please ‘like’ dis post as an indication of your desire to regularly read aboot washed up auld dirt. Thanks in advance fur your support
    4 points
  5. The gas plant comparison is very valid, and really highlights the emotive nature of the windfarm issue. The entire gas plant project was developed, proposed and constructed in a fraction of the time of what is now the Viking Energy Windfarm. Caused extensive disruption to peat and of course produces fossil fuels with all the negatives that brings. However, not a pleep in objection. Partly because if wasn't the "cool thing to object to" on social media, but also because the majority of people who are aware of them, myself included, are willing to balance the benefits both locally and in th
    4 points
  6. I wonder how many folk do not post here is case NulVoid decides to crap on everything by responding with the usuan barrage of garbage ? In fairness, there may just be one or two points of interest buried in there somewhere, but fom my own personal position, I prefer to skip his/her/it's entire post. Once, that is, after I have managed to scroll past a series of awful graphics. NB; Pretty pictures do not prove anything. Try reasoned argument instead. If I wanted to see pictures, I would buy The Beano... .
    4 points
  7. Yes, 'he has a point' if you think that a far right group flying a banner as a countermeasure to an equalities campaign is a good thing. To add to the 'point', it was flown during a brief anti-racism protest over a stadium hosting a sport which has been blighted with endemic racism. Folk might think that 'White lives matter' is just an innocent phrase used as a reminder that white lives do indeed matter, as do all lives, but like it or not the phrase has been adopted by the far right and has a context beyond just the semantics of the actual words. If folk don't want to be associated with
    4 points
  8. Indeed, socially distanced harassment doesn't quite work as well! A small bonus. While I think you and I may be voting differently it has been refreshing to see someone not in favour of independence (I think) not name calling, claiming being shouted down when trolling or asking questions only to ignore some perfectly reasonable answers - all acts which only further cement opinions for *insert tongue in cheek* FRRREEEEEEEDOOOOMMM!!!! The independence thing does need put to bed one way or the other. Personally I don't see Scotland being such a rattle of poop that it's unable to pull it
    3 points
  9. Ghostrider

    Electric Vehicles

    Private car ownership would be a far less bad thing for the environment if cars were made to last much longer. There's no practical reason why cars aren't built to last longer other than financial - makers don't want to lose the pay cheque of selling a complete new unit every time one of their previous ones racks up the theoretical 10 years/100,000k 'lifespan'. The shell is the only thing that has the potential to end the life of a car, usually from corrosion, everything else it 'bolt on'. Make the shell from minimally corrosive metals and a car has the potential to last several human lif
    3 points
  10. Davie P

    Forum Moderation

    Apologies for going off topic again..... Every social context has rules, whether explicit or assumed, about what is acceptable. A conversation in the Thule Bar will have different social rules to a conversation at the family dinner table. In this case of Shetlink, we are all responsible for setting the tone of the discussions - not just the moderators. I for one am grateful that the tone is generally constructive, respectful, and rarely personal. But it seems to me that some folk on here are in a cob after being asked to mind their language at the family dinner table. Cla
    3 points
  11. peeriebryan

    Forum Moderation

    I think it's getting a bit overheated if folk are worried their right to free speech is under threat and we're comparable to China because a comment was moderated. The moderators want the forums to be friendly and welcoming to everyone. If the moderators think a comment is needlessly mean spirited, picks on a group of folk, doesn't add anything constructive to the discussion, is inaccurate and/or any other combination of reasons we feel contributes to the forums being un-friendly and un-welcoming, then the mods will do some mod-ding. If we all keep the Guidelines in mind I'm sure we'
    3 points
  12. Bit o an Islamophobic cheapshot dare Ghostrider, and ironic considering dat aabody is expected tae wear facemasks noo-a-days!
    3 points
  13. Wheelsup

    Vaccination cards.

    I am always amazed at the quality of rich scientific and medical knowledge shown by the posters on this forum. I am totally dumbfounded you haven't been called on by the UN to sort out the world's problems.
    3 points
  14. Jacques

    Shetland Space Centre

    I can only speak for satellite communications, the main problem some users experience with current GEO satellite communications is the latency, speeds and cost. However, this is a solution that many people use in remote locations and even oil and gas platforms. What will be interesting are the new LEO Starlink and OneWeb satellite constellation providing affordable pricing, comparable broadband latency with high bandwidth connections. I believe this week Starlink officially opened its network up to the UK for beta testing. As David P said, satellite broadband won’t replace traditional com
    3 points
  15. Jacques

    Shetland Space Centre

    The types of satellite vary depending on the mission requirement. For example, GEO (Geostationary Orbiting Satellites) are most commonly used for telecommunications, satellite TV such as Sky and internet broadband. A lot of the satellites most people are hearing about are LEO (Low Earth Orbit) satellites, Starlink is a good example. Shetland Space Centre is looking to support launch vehicles into a polar & sun-synchronous orbit (SSO) for LEO satellites. Most satellites launching into a Polar or SSO are earth observation, imagery and radar etc. A lot of these satellites are long term
    3 points
  16. Probably the best pension in the world..
    3 points
  17. If you go the SIC planning applications page you will find links to over 500 documents relating to the spaceport including the environmental impact study.
    3 points
  18. @George. you've peppered this and many other threads with vague, inaccurate and often xenophobic posts about things being 'inflicted' on 'us' and how it is 'undemocratic' but have failed to offer any detail. You ignore questions directly posed to you about your accusations but you demand that other users justify their points. You're trolling, and it's tedious. You have also been warned and blocked several times so we're removing your repetitious posts and our fingers are hovering over the 'ban' button unless you back up your accusations with evidence or reasoning. So in an effort to move
    3 points
  19. SSC planning application available here for comments, if anyone is so inclined: https://pa.shetland.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?keyVal=QMI5QYOAGFC00&activeTab=summary
    3 points
  20. Maybe they would've had more joy with something like this...
    3 points
  21. Roachmill

    Up Helly Aa

    Watch it, you! Coming on here with your commonsensical words. Pfft!
    3 points
  22. I've heard some adventurous people prepare fish and meat dishes in their own homes.
    3 points
  23. If Scotland is such a drain on England how come Westminster is so keen to keep hold of us? Independence can't come soon enough. If we had it now our fish could be sold in Europe, because Scotland voted against leaving the EU. "The clamour for Independence" has been going for much longer than Johnson has been in number 10. Scots don't want to be ruled by the Tories. It's as simple as that, and you can hardly blame them after the balls-up Johnson seems to be making of everything. Next step reducing workers rights - oh joy! Oh! And no nuclear bases in Scotland sounds like resu
    3 points
  24. Well that is the thing. Fossil fuels, or I would rather describe it as fossil resources are limited. I remember years ago hearing a talk about climate change, about increasing CO2 in the atmosphere and how mankind is affecting the weather. But what I remember from that talk was a comment in the closing remarks. I’m not sure that I can quote it exactly, but it was along the lines “Even if you don’t believe in climate change, oil and gas is too valuable to just burn”. That comment stuck with me. Sitting at your computer, what is it made of? Your clothes, your furniture, significant parts of
    3 points
  25. ^ The whole thing had a very pompously vexatious ring to it when it was made, a heat of the moment throwing of toys out of the pram in a huff to shut Scott up. Its good to see, for once, 'the system' working as its supposed to. As for apologies or even an acknowledgement they were wrong and out of order on the day, it ain't never gonna happen. Our great and esteemed leaders believe themselves the untouchables. FFS they're just Councillors, the same as the rest of them, that, for the meantime have been chosen to be figure heads and spokespeople for the collective, not bloody President and P
    3 points
  26. Evil Inky

    Donald Trump (poll)

    My advice is that if you ever find yourself using the phrase "once the Woke left establishes a 1 party state in almost all western countries", it's time for a lie down in a quiet darkened room.
    3 points
  27. I do not agree that something which is dead has (or can) do anything to be reborn. That would be "silly". Even speaking metaphorically, it would be equally silly to think of the UK and it's former global domination ever returning. To wish for that is decidedly troublesome as that would be to wish for all the sharn we pulled. And, yes, I have a counterargument... but I'll save my time for more fruitful endeavours like shouting at shadows, holding a reasoned debate with my left shoe and trying to get this damned chocolate teapot to work.
    3 points
  28. Nope, there's no reason to make any sort of counter-point when it gets met with your endless and wasteful waffle e.g. you struggle with the basic concept of something being "false" when provided with basic and clear-cut actual evidence of it being false. As a general rule it's short shrift for folk that talk like a 5 year old with their fingers in their ears.
    3 points
  29. I think my DNS must be screwy as it appears to keep taking me to the daily mail comments section. ipconfig /flushdnsD'oh!
    3 points
  30. And also the minor point highlighted by the graphic posted above. There are still people that don't understand covid masks are to limit the spread of what's coming out of the wearer and not to stop you breathing anything bad in. I don't know how anyone can not have received and understood that minor detail without putting in some hard effort not to pay any attention.
    3 points
  31. Ah well. You appear to be proving your own "low info folks" exist point rather admirably. A sentence + dodgy looking video works well in that respect.
    3 points
  32. Capeesh

    Self-detemination motion

    https://www.shetnews.co.uk/2020/09/21/leask-resigns-from-senior-position-over-question-of-self-determination/ Is stating facts and having an opinion not allowed in the council chamber or when talking to us plebs anymore? Do they all have to toe the line and say what they're told to say? Stephen Leask is my councillor, he got my vote because he was the only candidate willing to put in the legwork and come to my door to try and win it in the run up to the election. I didn't help vote him in to be a shrinking violet or cajoled into being silent by a council leader I've never even heard of. Same
    3 points
  33. It’s kinda lik da difference between splittin da bill or aabody buyin dir own denner. When a group o folk split da bill dirs always some folk dat end up disgruntled because dey think dey’ve paid mair than they expected, (especially if dey didna hae wine or a starter!) but if aabody buys dir own denner dey get whit dey want and whit dey can afford. I dee da HS2 rail link and Trident lik Scotland payin fur England’s wine and starter. Scotland might no be able to afford da steak and truffles, but we can still get a good feed fae da Harbour Cafe!
    2 points
  34. Ghostrider

    Forum Moderation

    I'm not using 'age as an excuse', rather pointing out that with it age brings the benefit of having heard countless arguments over the years as to the ethical/moral/legal etc 'unacceptability' of a infinite number of behaviours and terminologies, which tends to give a more comprehensive understanding of which may be genuine and valid and what may be weak or spurious. Just because someone claims they're 'offended' doesn't necessarily prove they are, they could be lying for ulterior motives, or they could be genuine, but have very weak reason(s) for being so. Claiming to be 'offended'
    2 points
  35. Yun wis a good post GR, but does du see da irony in complaining aboot folk gettin offended by using an example in which du says how 'grossly offended' du'd be by da wording o a Facebook advert if it was aimed at dee. It's lik du's lookin fur wyes tae be offended
    2 points
  36. Evil Inky

    Forum Moderation

    What if the people who run the web site don't want it to be the sort of place where racial slurs or graphic sexual content appear?
    2 points
  37. Roachmill

    Vaccination cards.

    Anyway... I'm not convinced there may be any long term need for such cards or whatever form they take. The optimist in me sees once the majority are vaccinated, the virus [mutant deadly vaccine immune strain permitting] will hopefully fall to such numbers that it all becomes a moot point. There is, however, a load of cash to be made dispensing cards; and that will certainly drive our rent-a-government to award said contracts to whoever has made the right donation into the right pocket. I'd be surprised to see it be anything other than a complete shambles too.
    2 points
  38. The Dimplex storage heaters I'm familiar with have all had two controls. an input and output. The more you turn the input down the less heat will be stored in the heater and the less power it uses. The trick is figuring out how low you can set the input control and be almost run out, but not quite of stored heat before the timer kicks in next to recharge it back up. Not an easy task given that you've got to second guess how much heat you're gonna need 12-24 hours in to the future. Its a fine enough idea in a very modern house with tip top insulation and draught proofing as indoor temps d
    2 points
  39. The Booth is Scalloway is a lovely space https://www.waspsstudios.org.uk/spaces/artist-space/the-booth/ but is likely booked up, and the Shorestation in Unst looks to be booked too https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/884281 There are artist studio spaces in Bressay https://www.bressay.org/arts-crafts/studio-hire and I'm sure they'd be able to point you in the direction of affordable accommodation nearby. Those are the only dedicated hireable studios I can think of, but I'm sure many other accommodation providers would be more than happy for you to paint. As Colin says, you'd be lucky
    2 points
  40. You quote Evil Inky directly and mimicked his reply so apologies for thinking you were addressing him directly. I'm also coming up short on the repeated claim that there's numbers of posts claiming past referendums weren't democratic. To me that would imply Trumpish level claims of vote tampering and suchlike which I don't recall seeing much of anywhere. I've seen plenty piddled off mentions about how, although Scotland as a nation voted to remain in the EU, we were taken out due to the voting power of England. You may rightly have a claim on such posts being against the "democratic will
    2 points
  41. At a very basic level I'd like my vote to go towards a party I align with and for said vote to stand a chance of making a difference at a national level. All while painting my face blue and shouting "FREEDOM!!!" at passers by of course /s
    2 points
  42. This guy went to Princeton University and Harvard Law School for goodness sake! Please tell me he knew the Paris Climate Agreement was named after the location the meeting took place and had nothing to do with the "...views of the citizens of Paris..." It could be the case he knew fine well and just said it anyway knowing it would play well with his target audience. I did like the comeback in the link though... ‘Quick question: do you also believe the Geneva Convention was about the views of the citizens of Geneva?’ Rep Ocasio-Cortez responded
    2 points
  43. It didna tae lang fur Biden to rejoin da Paris Climate Agreement https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-55732386 Dat's excellent news in my opinion
    2 points
  44. Spinner72

    2021 Upgrade

    Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Youtube, Pintrest, Snapchat, Tumblr.... Or keep it simple wi Shetlink.
    2 points
  45. You could try Shetland Broadband if you haven't already. They are a very helpful, courteous, actually know what they are on about and will be abreast of what's coming hardware wise at a local level. It may all be for naught but they'll be able to give you better info than on here it would appear. Best of luck Frances! Shetland Broadband http://www.shetlandbroadband.co.uk/ 01595 696297
    2 points
  46. What happens to asylum seekers when they reach the UK? > https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-33729417 Depends on whit du means by 'dole'. Job Seekers Allowance is up to £58.90 a week. Asylum seekers canna 'seek work' and get £36.95 a week. Dey got da contract to house asylum seekers, a specific kind o migrant > https://www.amnesty.org/en/what-we-do/refugees-asylum-seekers-and-migrants
    2 points
  47. Capeesh

    SNP

    Bang on the money with this post, at last a bit of hard nosed realism.The EU has something the UK desperately wants, they can grant or deny unfettered access to EU markets, there's never one side in a negotiation and it doesn't take a genius to see how it's all going to pan out, either the UK caves or they take a huge financial hit. No amount of spitfire fly by's, union jacks or royal babies can hide this reality.
    2 points
  48. ^^The most accurate local weather forecasting app? Looking out the window.
    2 points
  49. I'm no sure how yun two stories mean 'it's staring to come apart at da seams' - dat's mibee a bit over dramatic, but liklee looks lik dat if you're main source o info is da Daily Mail and Sun!
    2 points
  50. Is White face allowed? asking for a friend!
    2 points
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