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JohanofNess last won the day on September 25 2022

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  1. I got a quote for £50k for it to be installed at the office. The nearest node to connect to is 1.1km away. Asked them for a breakdown to which they said they could not give me one. I asked them what the work entailed, they gave me a list of infrastructure they would have to install. I said to them why don't you just blow a fibre through the ducting to the BT box outside our building. Price went down to £947.00 The people who contact you to sell it have no clue what will be required to install it. The boys in the vans know where everything is and what is possible. That being said if there is no duct carrying fibre from the exchange past your house then they would have to run 4m of duct and if that is going alongside a road that won't be cheap to do. Not £973k though.
  2. Not sure why they need to dismantle it. When I changed out the works CCTV system I just changed the cameras to better cameras.
  3. Lot of where Putin was involved depends how much you believe in manipulating the voting population. Social media (unfortunately) plays a huge part in where people formulate their opinions and viewpoints. Russians amongst others can create popular social media accounts that appears British and spout "proper British attitudes" that buy into pre-existing opinions and bias. Look how many accounts popped up going on about how British veterans couldn't get a home yet someone who came from another country could. All largely stoness but it started to whip up anti immigration sentiments at a time we were having a vote about continuing to be in a union that promotes unity with others. Our own governments Russia report has been suppressed, I can only imagine because it isn't especially flattering about how much Russia was involved in our government between cash donations to down right manipulation. If you don't want to see it, you won't see it. If you wonder how this country became the xenophobic, backward thinking cesspool it is then you take more interest in what might have caused it.
  4. I agree but the depopulation of the isles that Cicero is alluding to is far more of an issue on the outer isles. If Cicero's son was to shift to empty social housing on Fetlar I'd have no issue with it. If Cicero's son jumped the queue and stopped a family member on the mainland who had lived there all their days from getting a house then basically that is wrong. Of course this would be far less of an issue if all the social housing stock hadn't been flogged years ago.
  5. Think we proved one thing at the last election. Boris convinced people to double down on brexit because folk were getting bored of it. Single biggest decision to effect this country in over a generation and folk voted for Boris because he said he would just get on with it. In years to come I know my bairn will ask how we allowed Boris Johnson and his corrupt band of pals to wreck this country and all I'll be able to say is because folk were getting bored of the debate as to whether or not it was a good idea and if we wanted to work for a better deal. We've become a nation of halfwits with the attention span of a mayfly. Everything that is happening to us now is because we have become easily manipulated. Nobody bothers to look into sod all anymore. But yeah brexit, great opportunity missed.
  6. To be honest the forum section of Shetlink has been dying on it's backside for years. Lack of new and vocal contributors is part of the issue. When you see the same people dominating the conversation all the time you get bored with a place. Shetlink needs more people, Christ knows how you bring them in or bring old users back. If you don't like what Nullvoid has to say then you have two options. Firstly just don't respond to them and if that doesn't work for you then use the block function. Everyone has a right to an opinion but in some people you'll just never agree and there is nothing they can say or you can say to change each others mind. IRL you just wouldn't go near each other, can do the same here.
  7. That's confirmed cases, be plenty of folk that have had it and not died or suffered serious complications of it. The Chinese figures are probably closest to being correct and even they concede that they don't know exactly how many people have contracted it meaning their mortality rate is also higher than it should be.
  8. Still waiting on Boris Johnson being dead in a ditch, Mark Francois pointing at an exploding Britain and all the leave militia lynching MPs.
  9. Tell you what the wikipedia page says (clearly not written by a fan) that a man can try hard and fail but as long as he survives he can try and fail again.
  10. May's team ran the clock down, deliberately but I don't think it was to get the poor deal they got. The EU repeatedly warned us to get on with the negotiations but we pricked around and left it late in the day so get a deal that brexiteers couldn't stomach. Now we're sat in a situation where the brexiteers are trying to push through a no deal that remainers can't stomach and they've hamstrung the guy who finagled his way into the hot seat by removing what he believes is his big stick to beat the EU with. It's not a big stick though as anyone who even takes a passing interest in UK news can see that it's not an idea the country is 100% behind. I would have been interested to see what deal might have been negotiated if we'd had some hardline brexiteer in charge of the negotiations but even then I think the elephant in the room of the Irish border still wouldn't have been resolved to the UK's satisfaction. If I was writing a novel I doubt I could have come up with something as laughable as what has gone on.
  11. It did have one for long enough, it got wrecked by grumpy farts getting overly emotional about not getting parked where they wanted in tesco and young folk trying their best to appear on the page because it wound up the aforementioned grumpy farts. These pages are rarely fun but a prime example of the passive aggression that gets displayed on social media.
  12. Fifty-two percent voted to leave. That's definite, more people wanted out than wanted in. Of course, those that wanted to stay in have not yet stopped whinging while making statements that are in no way factual. That hasn't been a problem for the remoaners, though. It appears that they continue to make farcical claims. That suggests that they are either uninformed, misinformed or - they're liars, out to get what they want in any way or form. How democratic. Christ George if you're going to quote someone at least make it in context. I didn't say it wasn't a definite result I said the choice of brexit didn't have definite consequences, hence the crap deal we're getting just now.
  13. The question was very clear, simple and concise. You've taken a consequence of the vote that wasn't definite. Nobody at any point told me that I was voting for either Hard Brexit or Nothing changing at all I always understood that there would have to be a negotiation and by voting for brexit I was voting for a largely unknown future deal.
  14. No need for the photos Nigel, I'm from Shetland and also work in civil engineering, I know what good and bad hardstandings look like. As for the demolished building car parks of Kent without actually seeing them it doesn't really surprise me they are firm since you've got hundreds of tonnes of hard material smashed and rolled out to make a hard base. None of this makes cycle lanes any cheaper though.
  15. Your car park would need to be around 5-600m2 to allow 2 dozen cars to park and manoeuvre in and out of spaces. The depth of stone would be more advisable at 2-300mm or it won't last. Stone is about 2.3tonne per m3. The substrate in Shetland may have a lot of loose stone or even a lot of rock but the soil can also be quite peaty which isn't good for building on top of. You should really excavate off the topsoil and lay the stone in it's place. I've yet to see anyone have a good outcome dumping a heap of stone on top of unexcavated soil. That's all for a impromptu car park for a cycle lane like Bryan was describing you need to do the job properly which means no shortcuts on excavation, geotextiles,stone depth, bitmac or drainage.
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