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    mogling reacted to Claadehol in Companies who deliver to Shetland & Courier Agents   
    I don't know if this has been said before, (I haven't followed topic), but Streamline saved me money
    on postage/delivery costs.
    I wanted some kitchen cupboard doors of a particular type but the company didn't deliver to islands.
    so I thought I would buy locally, they would order. They gave me a quote.
    The price had grown substantially......
    So I went back to company, (after checking with Streamline), and asked them to deliver to Streamline
    base in Aberdeen. No problem.
    I picked up three 720mm x 600mm kitchen cupboard doors at their Lerwick base and saved about £90.
    It was only three small cupboard doors, patterned melamine surface chipboard.
    Enough said!
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    mogling reacted to Wheelsup in Up Helly Aa   
    We don’t recognise sectarianism up here, let’s leave it that way. Up here we thinks it’s only a game of football.
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    mogling got a reaction from Davie P in Tom Kidd Photography - Black Gold Tide   
    http://www.tomkiddphotography.co.uk
     
    I only found out yesterday that you can see Tom Kidd's brilliant collection of black and white photos 
    from the late 70's.
     
    Absolutely engrossing - recognising people and seeing how places have changed.
     
     
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    mogling got a reaction from Davie P in Tom Kidd Photography - Black Gold Tide   
    Thanks for that link Davie - another Cunningsburgh Show photo with their van they sold ice cream from!
     
    I left a comment on his photo site and he e-mailed me a thank you, nice chap.
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    mogling got a reaction from thebfg in Tom Kidd Photography - Black Gold Tide   
    http://www.tomkiddphotography.co.uk
     
    I only found out yesterday that you can see Tom Kidd's brilliant collection of black and white photos 
    from the late 70's.
     
    Absolutely engrossing - recognising people and seeing how places have changed.
     
     
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    mogling got a reaction from George. in Literacy and illiteracy.   
    "things like "please let us know you're preferred course of action" and "the hole or part there, of, the property".
     
    Both genuine examples from the same document."
     
     
    Sheesh, they need to hire properly trained legal secretaries - should set a spelling & grammar test of typing-up dictation as part of the job interview?
     
    Would those errors mean it's not legally-binding then?
     
     Had a few interesting medical letters - the typing-up of Consultant / Doctors' dictation.American spell-checkers / auto-correct and predictive text doesn't help. "The historically perverse legal style of writing is actually quite fun to read"   True, but you're never quite sure if you are actually signing away your immortal soul at times?
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    mogling got a reaction from fionajohn in Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy -40th anniversary new radio series   
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09th4hf
     
    Part 1 of 6 started tonight 6.30pm
     
    "Simon Jones stars as Arthur Dent in a brand new full-cast series based on And Another Thing..., the sixth book in the famous Hitchhiker's Guide trilogy.
    Forty years on from the first ever radio series of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Arthur Dent and friends return to be thrown back into the Whole General Mish Mash, in a rattling adventure involving Viking Gods and Irish Confidence Tricksters, with our first glimpse of Eccentrica Gallumbits and a brief but memorable moment with The Ravenous Bugblatter Beast Of Traal.
    Starring John Lloyd as The Book, with Simon Jones as Arthur, Geoff McGivern as Ford Prefect, Mark Wing-Davey as Zaphod Beeblebrox, Sandra Dickinson and Susan Sheridan as Trillian, Jim Broadbent as Marvin the Paranoid Android and Jane Horrocks as Fenchurch. The cast also includes Samantha Béart, Toby Longworth, Andy Secombe, Ed Byrne, Lenny Henry, Philip Pope, Mitch Benn, Jon Culshaw and Professor Stephen Hawking.
    The series is written and directed by Dirk Maggs and based on And Another Thing... by Eoin Colfer, with additional unpublished material by Douglas Adams."
     
    I thought it was pretty good. Prof Stephen Hawking was in it tonight.
    Was it really 40 years ago it came out first?!
     
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    mogling reacted to Frances144 in Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy -40th anniversary new radio series   
    Thank you for the heads up. Probably the best radio series and book ever.
     
    I remember reading it in 1981 sitting in Russell Square, London chuckling out loud thinking this has to be the best book ever. I had just had an interview for my first job, nurse training.
     
    I still think this is the best book ever.
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    mogling got a reaction from Davie P in Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy -40th anniversary new radio series   
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09th4hf
     
    Part 1 of 6 started tonight 6.30pm
     
    "Simon Jones stars as Arthur Dent in a brand new full-cast series based on And Another Thing..., the sixth book in the famous Hitchhiker's Guide trilogy.
    Forty years on from the first ever radio series of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Arthur Dent and friends return to be thrown back into the Whole General Mish Mash, in a rattling adventure involving Viking Gods and Irish Confidence Tricksters, with our first glimpse of Eccentrica Gallumbits and a brief but memorable moment with The Ravenous Bugblatter Beast Of Traal.
    Starring John Lloyd as The Book, with Simon Jones as Arthur, Geoff McGivern as Ford Prefect, Mark Wing-Davey as Zaphod Beeblebrox, Sandra Dickinson and Susan Sheridan as Trillian, Jim Broadbent as Marvin the Paranoid Android and Jane Horrocks as Fenchurch. The cast also includes Samantha Béart, Toby Longworth, Andy Secombe, Ed Byrne, Lenny Henry, Philip Pope, Mitch Benn, Jon Culshaw and Professor Stephen Hawking.
    The series is written and directed by Dirk Maggs and based on And Another Thing... by Eoin Colfer, with additional unpublished material by Douglas Adams."
     
    I thought it was pretty good. Prof Stephen Hawking was in it tonight.
    Was it really 40 years ago it came out first?!
     
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    mogling got a reaction from The Cutty Sark in Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy -40th anniversary new radio series   
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09th4hf
     
    Part 1 of 6 started tonight 6.30pm
     
    "Simon Jones stars as Arthur Dent in a brand new full-cast series based on And Another Thing..., the sixth book in the famous Hitchhiker's Guide trilogy.
    Forty years on from the first ever radio series of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Arthur Dent and friends return to be thrown back into the Whole General Mish Mash, in a rattling adventure involving Viking Gods and Irish Confidence Tricksters, with our first glimpse of Eccentrica Gallumbits and a brief but memorable moment with The Ravenous Bugblatter Beast Of Traal.
    Starring John Lloyd as The Book, with Simon Jones as Arthur, Geoff McGivern as Ford Prefect, Mark Wing-Davey as Zaphod Beeblebrox, Sandra Dickinson and Susan Sheridan as Trillian, Jim Broadbent as Marvin the Paranoid Android and Jane Horrocks as Fenchurch. The cast also includes Samantha Béart, Toby Longworth, Andy Secombe, Ed Byrne, Lenny Henry, Philip Pope, Mitch Benn, Jon Culshaw and Professor Stephen Hawking.
    The series is written and directed by Dirk Maggs and based on And Another Thing... by Eoin Colfer, with additional unpublished material by Douglas Adams."
     
    I thought it was pretty good. Prof Stephen Hawking was in it tonight.
    Was it really 40 years ago it came out first?!
     
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    mogling reacted to Lerwick antiques in Local Food Reviews - Dining Out & Take Aways   
    Has anyone tried the steak pies from Sandwick bakery? the middle sized one is £4.75 but well worth it. Put it in the oven for half an hour and you get a lovely flaky pastry top with large chunks of steak inside. The best steak pie I have had, and believe you me, I have eaten quite a few steak pies in my time.  
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    mogling reacted to Colin in Proposed new recycling scheme isles-wide   
    Maybe it's a "back door" way of introducing fortnightly rubbish collections....
     
    Once the proposed scheme is introduced, how long before it is decided that plastics etc. only need to be collected once a month?
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    mogling got a reaction from icu in Spiritualists in Shetland   
    Hi KDreamer, not entirely sure what is happening at the moment...
    The Church was in danger of folding completely- the same
    few Committee members been running everything for years
    in need of a well-deserved break.
    There was a plan for some previous members to try
    and run things for a bit, but been problems with personal illness and
    family commitments.
     
    There was a Medium up a few weeks ago I think?
     
    will pm you
    Karen
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    mogling reacted to Property2017 in Good News? UK to withdraw from international fishing arrangement   
    Just donate all under sized fish to the schools for the kids , we have some of the richest fishing grounds here yet we cant give our children fresh fish every week !
     
    disgrace !
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    mogling reacted to Colin in New Esplanade road layout   
    Reality is, basically, how many shops can a smallish "market town" such as Lerwick support?
     
    Anyone who thinks that there should be shops selling "everything" is living in "cloud cuckoo land".
     
    Down the years, I have seen many changes on the street and it has always managed to re-invent itself to reflect people's needs.  Unfortunately, imho, it is no longer a "prime" retail site.  The Toll Clock, although it has "limited" spaces, beats it "hands down".
     
    Example: Does anyone else remember Stove and Smith, Televiradio, The Music Box, etc.?  With just those three, you could buy Televisions, Music Centres, Refrigerators, Washing Machines and a whole host of other household items as well AND (within reason) get them delivered. 
    Nowadays, people are more likely to buy that kind of stuff from the Coop orTesco/Mail Order.  Why, mainly price but, because there is not the "wealth" here that people think there is and, they have gotten "lazy" and are far to "busy" to get off their backsides and look.  If they can't drive to/park at the doorstep, they go where they can.
     
    Having said that, there are still a few local shops that do make an effort. 
    Example:  All the above can be bought from George Robertsons who WILL deliver if needed.  They, unlike Coop//Tesco/Mail Order, will also attempt to properly service their warranties and are, generally, a very good outfit to deal with.  (NO, I do not work for them....  Praise where it's due)
     
    Bit of a "ramble" I'm afraid and, I've got work to do...
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    mogling reacted to Colin in Shetland windfarm - Viking Energy   
    Looks like Viking Energy via the back door..  Wonder whose interconnector they intend to use or, do they intend to install their own?
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    mogling reacted to Urabug in Shetland windfarm - Viking Energy   
    Well look on the bright side, there  will be a lucrative decommissioning project,when we have used up all the wind .    
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    mogling reacted to menkeeeaneahi in Driving in Shetland   
    sustrans need to try and keep up
     
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/09/speed-bumps-could-disappear-uk-roads-part-new-plan-cut-pollution/?WT.mc_id=tmg_share_fb
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    mogling reacted to MuckleJoannie in Shetland windfarm - Viking Energy   
    This seems to be fulfilling the prophecy that once the Viking windfarm came it would open the floodgates for every hill in Shetland to be covered in wind turbines.
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    mogling reacted to Urabug in Driving in Shetland   
    Did I hear correct last night that they also plan to widen the pavements as well .Thought it was tight enough for lorries and buses without making it worse.
     
    Well it will keep some poor soul in a job,but a total waste of resources at a time when other local services are more needful.
     
    There is nothing in my opinion to be gained from this legalised vandalism of Church Rd/Esplanade .
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    mogling reacted to Colin in Driving in Shetland   
    Dammit....  Just discovered that not only are they going to introduce a signed speed limit, they still intend to install "cushions" (?) as well.....
     
    I suppose this is what happens when you employ a bunch on "numpties" who, in order to justify their jobs, draw up all sorts of silly plans, manipulate "statistics" and present (an almost) believable case to another bunch of numpties who do not (apparently) have the ability to see through the perceived "problem" and "corporate sprootle" to come up with a proper solution that will satisfy the people who elected them.  Assuming, of course, that a solution is required(?) in the first place and that they actually care about what the voters think of it all.
     
    Not easy being a councillor if you are expected to "think" as well....
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    mogling reacted to tooney1 in Parcel force   
    Statistically I can't see how the tiny population of Shetland could ever have any clout influencing delivery prices. Even if all 22k people decided to never pay an inflated charge again it would swing nothing because the percentage of sales made to rural areas compared to mainland addresses is microscopic. Couriers can offer better mainland prices by not absorbing rural area costs, and keeping those separate and higher.
     
     
     
    That wasn't what i was saying. Delivery companies have an obligation to deliver nationally whether they want to or not. When fuels costs and freight costs soared, they could no longer take the hit with flat fees. But they never really wanted to deliver to rural areas anyway (lots of hassle, see below).
     
    In regards to Royal Mail, the volume they deliver introduces some economy of scale which will bring costs down. They're considered a "public service" as you say, but I wonder for how long. Privatisation could well lead to them to eventually start Island surcharges too to counter mainland price increases.
     
    In my view only legislation and/or a subsidised freight charge to make them fairer with mainland prices are the the only things that can bring down delivery costs. Red-diesel for rural delivery company perhaps.
     
    Factors for couriers not wanting to deliver here/high surcharges include:
     
    - North boat / haulage firm charges (which increased substantially when P&O lost the contract)
    - Historically they have always made a loss with Islands (and rural Highlands)
    - A lot less individual volume, though that has been countered somewhat with sub contractors - you'll notice the same van driver handles many couriers for an area now
    - Paying higher subcontractor fees
    - Local fuels costs and inter island ferry costs are factored into local delivery company charges (they're not cheap, but are spread across the board)
    - They have to absorb collections costs for returns (returns are generally free)
    - Higher administration costs (systems disconnected, manual paperwork involved)
     
    With above in mind, it can't come as any surprise they implemented "put off" costs when they got the chance, or at least made sure it was worth their while.
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    mogling got a reaction from Frances144 in Waves, rough seas   
    Some lovely black centre swells on Seaweed just now... ooer
     
    Sound Lollipop man    Fair cheers you up coming into the toon
    on the way to the Dentist!
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    mogling reacted to ll in Waves, rough seas   
    Look at the swell charts on magic seaweed for rough sea charts and see the Sound School lollipop man for spectacular waves when the schools start back.
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    mogling reacted to jambo6 in Project to evaluate how human consciousness interacts with the world   
    Recently read an article (PC Magazine) about a mobile app that is being released soon with the backing of Princeton, MIT and a bunch of diverse interested parties. The app is simple and creates an RNG (Random Number Generator) in your phone and then monitors the output. The software looks for spikes in the average RNG on both local and global scales and will then try to correlate it with events to see if their is a link. There is a fair bit of evidence that random number generators are effected by events and the experiment is trying to link this to consciousness, I guess its poking into quantum theory/telepathy/faith or however you want to label it, but they are trying to keep it fun and lightsome. The app will give feedback to the users about spikes occurring in the RNG-osphere so its not just them using the people running the app, everyone sees whats going on. There are many ideas how this can be used - possibly to predict natural events for example, earthquake prediction is a big interest. Take a look at the link below if this interests you.   I find this pretty fascinating stuff, the idea of  investigating how consciousness interacts with the world may lead anywhere. For it to be really interesting on a local scale as well as globally though it needs other people in Shetland onboard so if this interests you have a look at the link  below, and also if you know anyone who might find this interesting please pass the link on to them, the more people in an area who sign up the more relevant the data will be. Entangled
      
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