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by Martin
Wed May 07, 2008 3:45 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Fleash eating chickens
Replies: 7
Views: 1416

20 years ago they regularly included "DPM" in poultry food (dried poultry manure) :dave:
(they may still do so for all I know!)
by Martin
Wed May 07, 2008 3:36 pm
Forum: Links, links and more links
Topic: Rural World - For anything rural or agricultural in the UK
Replies: 10
Views: 2412

a pay site..........in these days of Google........yeah right! :mrgreen:
Spam!- nicely done, but still spam! :wink:
by Martin
Wed May 07, 2008 1:08 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Boris Johnson... London Mayor???
Replies: 38
Views: 5933

not directed at you at all, just a general observation! :mrgreen: A lot of what's been written and said has been tooth and claw class loathing (whichever way round you wish to put them!).........and has no place in what is supposedly an egalitarian society. People would find it offensive if I referr...
by Martin
Wed May 07, 2008 12:41 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Boris Johnson... London Mayor???
Replies: 38
Views: 5933

what I do find rather distressing is the dreadful prejudice shown against certain parts of the community, and people from certain backgrounds........we can't all be the offspring of single-parent families from Birkenhead.......as far as I understand things, we have little choice in the family into w...
by Martin
Wed May 07, 2008 11:22 am
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: AVG Anti-virus 8.0/Ubuntu Hardy Heron
Replies: 23
Views: 6926

quick innit! :cheers:
by Martin
Wed May 07, 2008 7:55 am
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: AVG Anti-virus 8.0/Ubuntu Hardy Heron
Replies: 23
Views: 6926

that's precisely why I suggested "Wubi" - if there are any major problems, you can just delete the whole thing in Windoze! Having used it myself, and advised loads of friends to do the same, I have never found any major problems - unlike Vista which has reduced many to tears with hardware/software i...
by Martin
Tue May 06, 2008 9:53 pm
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: AVG Anti-virus 8.0/Ubuntu Hardy Heron
Replies: 23
Views: 6926

I'll keep it really simple - I went with Wubi - it is SO simple, you download a smallish programme (about 1mb), and then fire it up in Windoze, choose "Ubuntu", and leave it to download - it's a biggie! - around 700mb, so expect a lengthy download. If by any chance the line drops, or the download ge...
by Martin
Tue May 06, 2008 7:55 pm
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: AVG Anti-virus 8.0/Ubuntu Hardy Heron
Replies: 23
Views: 6926

the word is that it's a Vista thing - Microsnot are insisting that the "free" programmes become "pay", and another board I frequent is awash with grizzles about the new pay version........ :? Word is that "Avast" is far better :wink: Now if you were using Linux, you'd be laughing your head off at th...
by Martin
Tue May 06, 2008 7:46 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Insurance?
Replies: 16
Views: 1833

Having had several brushes with insurance companies over the years, go for the cheapest you can find, and accept the fact they're all bally crooks who'll happily take your money, and then find some damn good reason not to pay if you ever do have to claim :wink: Some while ago, I took out household i...
by Martin
Tue May 06, 2008 6:30 pm
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: Transition Towns
Replies: 21
Views: 5710

"A generic flyer which will identify your project as a Transition Town project and reduce your graphic design costs Access to graphic design at reduced cost for your Transition logo" - come on!- here we are, hurtling towards the ecological abyss, and what are they doing.........reducing their logo d...
by Martin
Tue May 06, 2008 4:40 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Garlic:feed for livestock or not
Replies: 11
Views: 1875

a good natural food.......should give no problems apart from smelly breath, and may well be therapeutic too! :wink:
by Martin
Tue May 06, 2008 4:32 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: old tree lady is poorley
Replies: 20
Views: 1650

I wish you both the very best - I have a relative with similar problems, and know how ghastly it can be! Keep your peckers up! :wink:
by Martin
Tue May 06, 2008 3:21 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: ! New Chooks are Eating The Eggs !
Replies: 7
Views: 1166

oh lor! - never had the problem myself, but you could try the following - make sure the nest boxes are really dark, and have bags of straw in them - remove the eggs as many times as possible during the day, and if you can find some, replace with solid porcelain ones (that'll give 'em a headache!) :c...
by Martin
Tue May 06, 2008 1:20 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Garden ponds and Children
Replies: 24
Views: 4034

I find this modern preoccupation with everything being seen as potentially dangerous for kids as deeply sad...............as is not teaching kids that some things ARE dangerous, and are to be avoided :wink: Having spent many of my formative years on a nursery which would give the willies to any mode...
by Martin
Tue May 06, 2008 10:24 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Free range Chickens
Replies: 17
Views: 4966

ex-battery hens, or bantams, don't bother with vaccination, just give 'em bags of space, good food and water, and a nice wooden hen house (my comments on overpriced plastic ones are unprintable!). But be forewarned - it's how I started, with a few as a hobby............. :wink: