Luke

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  • Drape a white bed sheet over your window so as to reduce the harsh light, move your computer screen, sellotape white paper over the window? If its just to get by before you can earn some money then anything home made will be better than spending money.

  • Luke posted a new activity comment 2 weeks, 4 days ago

    I agree it is time that Google was broken up as what google is doing to freedom of speech and small businesses terrible. What angers me how the “Googlers” pretend to be really liberal and right on but when it comes down to it they are just a bunch of pathetic people who are part of the google cult that think they are better than everyone else and…[Read more]

  • Luke posted a new activity comment 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    Error codes commonly don’t trigger engine warning lights unless they’re serious. EMLs usually mean stop driving right now. I’ve got about 4 reoccurring error codes on mine and they’re irrelevant to normal use (e.g. pollution sensor failed), but don’t trigger an EML.

    MAF can sometimes be ruled out by disconnecting the wiring harness from it. The…[Read more]

  • Luke posted a new activity comment 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    Split hoses/leaks are definitely worth looking for. Might be worth working your way through the MAF and MAP sensors (if fitted), after checking the obvious like split vacuum hoses. These sensors are what the ECU uses to determine air flow rates and boost pressures, in order to add correct fuel quantities. If these are broken then it will either…[Read more]

    • No engine warning light, which I think would come on if there was a code generated?

      • It wouldn’t if you’ve got a bulb gone on the dash (more common than you’d think)

        I would have a good look at that EGR valve…. when mine went (twice) in my old jag neither time was there any indication other than a real lack of power especially at low revs (certainly no clouds of black or white smoke) also only one occasion when it went did I…[Read more]

      • Error codes commonly don’t trigger engine warning lights unless they’re serious. EMLs usually mean stop driving right now. I’ve got about 4 reoccurring error codes on mine and they’re irrelevant to normal use (e.g. pollution sensor failed), but don’t trigger an EML.

        MAF can sometimes be ruled out by disconnecting the wiring harness from it. The…[Read more]

  • Luke posted a new activity comment 2 weeks, 6 days ago

    Again you’re missing the point. The question should be “Are there gender-specific pressures that discourage women from wanting or applying to become pilots”?

    • I would imagine there are, like how would you maintain currency if you don’t fly for over a year?

      I think I just view the word ‘encouragement’ differently.

      What they should first be looking at is if the female and male pilots with similar experience are paid the same. This is a gender pay gap.

      What this survey highlights are career path…[Read more]

    • I’m an engineer and have worked in the oil and gas industry for twenty years and while things are slowly improving in terms of women entering the industry we are a long way from parity. My company works closely with several local schools in terms of arranging work experience, attending career fairs or giving presentations to pupils in a bid to…[Read more]

  • Luke posted a new activity comment 2 weeks, 6 days ago

    Gender pay gap is the difference between the salaries of full time employees over the whole economy. Calculating the gender pay gap is about identifying areas where the gap exists and using that information to tackle discrimination. It is to look for areas where education may help young women (or men) in pursuing careers traditionally considered…[Read more]

    • That would be a sensible approach but I’ve yet to see it suggested at all in the Guardian etc. Instead the focus seems to be on somehow trying to shame companies like Ryanair, and in some articles men generally, in to doing *something*.

      The ONS gives a lot of…[Read more]

    • Why do you need to encourage any women to be pilots? You make sure you provide equal opportunities, going right back to school and selecting the right subjects etc.. and then let women decide for themselves.

      It might be that is some sectors due to maintaining currency etc.. that career breaks are not easy or even possible. So a proportion of…[Read more]

      • Again you’re missing the point. The question should be “Are there gender-specific pressures that discourage women from wanting or applying to become pilots”?

        • I would imagine there are, like how would you maintain currency if you don’t fly for over a year?

          I think I just view the word ‘encouragement’ differently.

          What they should first be looking at is if the female and male pilots with similar experience are paid the same. This is a gender pay gap.

          What this survey highlights are career path…[Read more]

        • I’m an engineer and have worked in the oil and gas industry for twenty years and while things are slowly improving in terms of women entering the industry we are a long way from parity. My company works closely with several local schools in terms of arranging work experience, attending career fairs or giving presentations to pupils in a bid to…[Read more]

    • I actually agree, I have no issues with the data being collected. Where I get frustrated though is the way the data is often presented in some quarters where maintaining the approved narrative or editorial line seems more important then actually having a proper discussion.

      I singled out the Fawcett society and the Guardian as they have appalling…[Read more]

  • Luke posted a new activity comment 3 weeks, 4 days ago

    Their crimes were committed in Syria, most of their victims were Syrian and they are still in Syria in the custody of a Syrian militia. Syrian laws regarding murder and war crimes should be applied by whoever has them in custody. That will render the citizenship question moot fairly quickly.

    • That sounds an ideal solution.

      • Not really as there is a big chance that they could be released/broken out in Syria which is after all a very unstable war torn country. Best to send them to Guantanamo bay never to be seen again.

  • Luke posted an update 3 weeks, 5 days ago

    AJ v’s Parker , Your thoughts . . and considered opinions , gut feelings etc ?

    I think it has potential to be something exceptional , it should be a significant & memorable boxing event . The rational & logical part of my mind says Joshua but my instinct says Parker , I am somewhat conflicted although I reckon the indomitable spirit of Joseph is…[Read more]

    • AJ by TKO in the later rounds. Parker hasn’t fought anyone like as hard hitting in his career, and he only just scraped through his last few fights. No chance despite the hype IMO.

    • AJ will win most probably, but wouldn’t like to predict how or when, but probably something later in the fight.

      I wasn’t incredibly impressed by his boxing skills against Klitschko, but think his size and strength will win tonight.

      • AJ certainly looks the part doesn’t he ? I think they’re both likeable too which isn’t always the case with fighters , hope it lives up to the hype & nobody gets busted up too badly.

    • I haven’t checked the odds at all but on record alone AJ should be favorite really shouldn’t he?

      (but I’m still quietly rooting for Mr Parker over here).

  • Luke posted an update 3 weeks, 6 days ago

    I have been suffering from really severe heel pain recently.. it has gotten so bad that I cant walk properly. Has anyone got any suggestions that can help?

    • Is the pain worse first thing in the morning? Does it feel like your feet are really sore and on fire? You could have plantar fascitiis. There a number of different thing that you can try out to help ease it. The most important thing is to make sure that you get rid of the underlining causes.. which are usually things like over pronation when you…[Read more]

    • Sounds to me you got plantar fasciitis. if I was you I would go to a podiatrist or a foot specialist to get your self checked out. PS, Make sure you go through NHS or else they might try to sell you something that you might not even need like really expensive custom insoles.

    • Do you know what brought on your heel pain? When I got really nasty heel pain it was because I over did it and didn’t stretch properly when I went out running once. Maybe you need better support in your shoes.

  • Luke replied to the topic What is dark matter? in the forum General Chat 3 weeks, 6 days ago

    You not alone. Dark matter cannot be oberved directly as it does not interact with electromatic energy. We infer its presence because it exhibits mass and therefore interacts with other non-dark mass through the force of gravity.

    The amount if dark-matter has been estimated by observing the dynamics of galaxies, and in particular it is required…[Read more]

  • Luke posted a new activity comment 4 weeks ago

    But the centuries-old conspiracy theories woven into anti-Semitism are what makes it more insidious than bog-standard racism. Racism against blacks or Asians tends towards what they *are* (savages, 3/5 of a human, smelly, whatever horrid minimisations people can come up with), whereas hatred against Jews is motivated significantly by anti-Semites’…[Read more]

  • Luke posted a new activity comment 4 weeks ago

    Racism has no doubt occurred for ever and everywhere, but in the European context is has centred on the Jews, partly no doubt because they have been the most obvious “others”. In a sense therefore, antisemitism is is “orginal sin” of racism. Hence the outrage at parts of the left being guilty of it and others overlooking it.

    The following is a…[Read more]

    • I’m aware of the persecution of Jews throughout history, admittedly I wasn’t aware of all the items in your list, but again I’m not sure I need to be.

      If you against racism in general then you really don’t need any historical background, indeed it could be said to people without the history, “well there’s no history of abuse, so why are you complaining?”

      • Luke replied 4 weeks ago

        But the centuries-old conspiracy theories woven into anti-Semitism are what makes it more insidious than bog-standard racism. Racism against blacks or Asians tends towards what they *are* (savages, 3/5 of a human, smelly, whatever horrid minimisations people can come up with), whereas hatred against Jews is motivated significantly by anti-Semites’…[Read more]

  • Luke posted a new activity comment 1 month ago

    Shocking. I know they’re not the first to cheat with the ball (I’m still ashamed of Mike Atherton’s dirt in the pocket episode), but this was blatant planned cheating, and they sound pretty unrepentant about it.

  • It’s not free but Affinity is worth the money.

  • Luke posted a new activity comment 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    This is essentially the main problem and what the government needs to address.

    We see the value of what we eat tied in with the quantity and nothing else. The more we get for our money, the better value we think we are getting.

    The food part of the price is a very small factor. So ‘manufacturers’ can make their products more attractive than the…[Read more]

  • Luke posted a new activity comment 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    I’ve got my sabots to hand where do you want me to chuck them?

  • Luke posted a new activity comment 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    My gas came from propane cylinders for a couple of years on the narrowboat. I never had a problem with the supply even in the depths of winter when the canal froze over. I’d be surprised if it was the gas itself that was the issue.

  • Luke posted a new activity comment 2 months ago

    Yep. I’ve been in a 4DX in the states. It’s novelty for 20 mins and then gets tedious

    Although I did almost kak myself when the big dinosaur suddenly turned and roared in my face complete with seat tilt back and water spray.

  • Luke posted a new activity comment 2 months ago

    Can’t help in any other way, but I will certainly send you lots of get the job vibes 😀

  • Luke posted a new activity comment 2 months ago

    Lud is sometimes a derivation of Lludd or King Lud legendary founder of London and from which Ludsgate is derived.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Lud

    Though as the area was concerned with the iron industry “lode” may be a better derivation

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