Peter

active 2 months, 1 week ago
active 2 months, 1 week ago
  • Peter replied to the topic Does acupuncture work? in the forum Health 2 months, 1 week ago

    Stick a needle into the middle of a knotted muscle to help the knot relax – very real.

    @SAFFY or result in bent needles, minor bruising and no improvement in the knot. Deep tissue massage was far more effective for my shoulder.

    I know others who swear acupuncture helped, but I wouldn’t try it again.

  • Peter replied to the topic How do you buy a car? in the forum General Chat 3 months, 1 week ago

    Anybody care to recommend reputable main dealers that sell almost new cars?

    I don’t want brand new to then watch the ticket price drop like a stone, as I roll off the dealer’s forecourt. I’d rather somebody else take that initial hit.

  • You could try these?

    Chiro
    Physio
    Lie on a golf ball
    Hot bath
    Heat packs
    Shoulder support

  • Peter replied to the topic How do you buy a car? in the forum General Chat 3 months, 1 week ago

    @mike I’m guessing pcp, is something other than drugs?

  • Peter replied to the topic How do you buy a car? in the forum General Chat 3 months, 1 week ago

    There’s a hell of a lot going for leasing (with ours anyway), known monthly payment covers everything; insurance, tax, MoT, tyres etc. etc.
    No worries about breakdowns, it gets fixed and we’re given a courtesy car for free.

    I love it, takes the stress out of car ownership.

    @dizzy There’s something itching the back of my mind, but all this lea…[Read more]

  • Peter replied to the topic How do you buy a car? in the forum General Chat 3 months, 1 week ago

    I’ll work on the being nice while haggling.

    Thanks everybody for the useful advice.

    I know which car I want, and it will be the same that I have now because I love it.

    Nissan Cashcow.

  • Peter replied to the topic How do you buy a car? in the forum General Chat 3 months, 1 week ago

    Certainly not says Arthur Daley

    1 hour later we are down to £10K which was cheaper than the same car secondhand.

    @saffy May I ask what techniques or such like did you do to get a discount?

    When I go to a showroom and ask for best deal they say, sorry can’t do that. So I walk away. Not a fan of haggling.

    Also not a fan of leasing a car.…[Read more]

  • Its a, not so daft question as it first sounds.

    I bought my car eight years ago from a local car dealership and I’ve been very happy with the car. But time marches on and the car is showing its age. However times change and the t’internet is encroaching into all areas of buying stuff.

    What options are there when buying another car and what…[Read more]

  • Peter replied to the topic Population growth in the forum General Chat 3 months, 1 week ago

    Malthus considered this some time ago, he got it quite wrong. Of course all that proves is that it is difficult to make predictions.

    @sam How do you know? Maybe he’ll be proved correct in 50 years.

  • Peter replied to the topic Population growth in the forum General Chat 3 months, 1 week ago

    Half as many people would be great but how is it achieved?

    @berty Less births – convincing people that things would be better if we weren’t fighting for space.
    But there’s a bigger problem, which is that our global society is organized as a pyramid. Everyone at their current standard of living and way of life (where it’s high), actually has a…[Read more]

  • Peter replied to the topic Population growth in the forum General Chat 3 months, 1 week ago

    As countries develop their birth rate drops. There are a few reasons for that. One is more children make it to adulthood so couples don’t have to have extra children to compensate. Another is children start going to school, so they’re not productive members of the family working on farms or factories. Another is better availability of con…

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  • Peter started the topic Population growth in the forum General Chat 3 months, 1 week ago

    The world’s population is set to skyrocket over the next few years. It’s now 7.6 billion (wow, it’s now closer to 8 billion than 7!). And it could go anywhere from 9 billion to 18 billion over the next 80 years. This topic is not about can we reach those numbers, or sustain them – but should we. We (society) have not seemed to have stopped and…[Read more]

  • An odd one for the Apple experts…

    Sister in Law has just got an iPhone 6. Only issue is, it refuses to send texts to two different android phones. However other android phones, (including mine), are unaffected.

    The iPhone can still receive texts from the two android phones, but cannot send. It just generates an ‘undelivered’ message.

    I’ve…[Read more]

  • What computers can’t currently do, and I imagine will not be able to for the foreseeable future is make high level judgements.

    @troll Have a look at the links to Parts 1 and 2 of the paper on the Growth of the AI revolution which I edited into my previous post whist you were posting yours.

  • Before I start listing them, can I ask what your job is (was)?

    @dizzy Design engineer in the electronics industry, for the last two decades anyway.

  • @dizzy You shouldn’t be so gloomy!

    So far technology has created more jobs than it has destroyed but if technology finally does make us all redundant in the workplace then great, we can do the thing that we enjoy every day without work. People aren’t going to put up with having their lives ruled by corporations, in a democracy we can change…[Read more]

  • Knowing senior managers in Apple and having a son who studied engineering at Berkeley I know that “some” of these people are simply geeks who love what they do and like the idea of making loads of money while changing the world a bit. In my experience anyway.

    All companies, all companies, pay as little tax as possible and use their financial…[Read more]

  • Peter posted a new activity comment 1 year, 4 months ago

    So basically the liberals/fascists want to shut up all opposition and want to spread their propaganda into other countries as well. Obama is disgusting and complete and utter hypocrite and plutocrat. Will be interesting to see if Trump keeps this or undos it… I think he will probably keep it :/