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by John H
22 Mar 2019 15:02
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Shhhhhdenham
Replies: 5
Views: 513

Re: Shhhhhdenham

RJM wrote:
22 Mar 2019 10:59
Thanks for this! The beekeepers one is interesting - local honey is meant to be good for hayfever so I will be investigating that...

Wrestling :shock: I had no idea!
Do I get a commission for my flowers... that seem to feed numerous varieties of bee?
by John H
22 Mar 2019 14:59
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Burglary - Knighton Park Rd
Replies: 13
Views: 1656

Re: Burglary - Knighton Park Rd

The first break-ins... Trewsbury Road were in the day time. Have the others been (in which case, of course, they are not burglaries but housebreak-ins).

There is a purpose to my question. I have a theory....
by John H
21 Mar 2019 19:24
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Seb Dance, MEP, in Forest Hill
Replies: 2
Views: 290

Re: Seb Dance, MEP, in Forest Hill

I am not sure that post should be on this site but for balance... Here, for balance, is a link to the website of one of our MEPs.

https://gerardbattenmep.co.uk/

He is very available, easy to contact and he responds to correspondence.
by John H
21 Mar 2019 19:19
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Burglary - Knighton Park Rd
Replies: 13
Views: 1656

Re: Burglary - Knighton Park Rd

I come from what was the lock making capital of the world (until we joined the EEC/EU which wiped the industry out). Chubb's had a saying. "The best lock we manufacture (even the most sophisticated electronic locks) will keep an honest man out. Given that it takes only moments to break through a wal...
by John H
21 Mar 2019 19:14
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Shhhhhdenham
Replies: 5
Views: 513

Re: Shhhhhdenham

Sydenham Station... for a rapid escape.
by John H
21 Mar 2019 19:07
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Knighton Park Road
Replies: 8
Views: 730

Re: Knighton Park Road

KEVD wrote:
21 Mar 2019 12:55
I walk past it daily and think it looks good.
I have to look out at it. Ugly and it overcrowds the site.
by John H
21 Mar 2019 19:04
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Knighton Park Road
Replies: 8
Views: 730

Re: Knighton Park Road

You may think that. Businesses will see the downside. No space for a sign. Cheaply fitted. No storage area. No rear access.
by John H
20 Mar 2019 21:49
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Knighton Park Road
Replies: 8
Views: 730

Re: Knighton Park Road

Development on the corner looks like its pretty much finished. Anyone heard anything about what (if anything) will be moving into the ground floor space? I heard it will be for retail. Well a shop front is hardly likely to be residential is it? It was made clear from the original planning applicati...
by John H
13 Mar 2019 14:18
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Laptop disposal
Replies: 24
Views: 1599

Re: Laptop disposal

YOu do not rely on the disk concerned booting. You add it as an extra drive either by plugging into the appropriate socket OR using an external docking unit. Your current operating system is in charge and subject to a virus scan... You can then manage the content. Absolutely correct. I would never ...
by John H
12 Mar 2019 19:08
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Laptop disposal
Replies: 24
Views: 1599

Re: Laptop disposal

You're more decisive than I. I have a small pile of crashed hard drives from over the years that I'm still deciding what to do with! Help please on one question: If a hard drive crashes so won't load, how do you load it to be able to wipe it? Some computer shops say they can, although arguably in t...
by John H
11 Mar 2019 09:49
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Laptop disposal
Replies: 24
Views: 1599

Re: Laptop disposal

There is a US DoD standard for erasing discs which involves multiple overwrites with different bit patterns. No original information on the disc is then recoverable. I was commissioned to write a utility which could do this for a Swedish Health authority 30 years ago. I still have a copy of the uti...
by John H
11 Mar 2019 09:49
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Laptop disposal
Replies: 24
Views: 1599

Re: Laptop disposal

There is a US DoD standard for erasing discs which involves multiple overwrites with different bit patterns. No original information on the disc is then recoverable. I was commissioned to write a utility which could do this for a Swedish Health authority 30 years ago. I still have a copy of the uti...
by John H
10 Mar 2019 00:25
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Laptop disposal
Replies: 24
Views: 1599

Re: Laptop disposal

Youre kidding right !?... do a search on reclaiming data from formatted drives and all the software that will easily get it back.... To clean data from the drive/drives permanently they need to be Wiped...and then if youre feeling really paranoid aboiut it, for good measure take out the platters an...
by John H
8 Mar 2019 19:59
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Laptop disposal
Replies: 24
Views: 1599

Re: Laptop disposal

Remove the hard drive and take the rest to the Dump... (Recycling centre). Then you can plug the hard drive into another machine to clear it... Formatting the drives should be sufficient. Easily done. Youre kidding right !?... do a search on reclaiming data from formatted drives and all the softwar...
by John H
6 Mar 2019 17:52
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Laptop disposal
Replies: 24
Views: 1599

Re: Laptop disposal

Remove the hard drive and take the rest to the Dump... (Recycling centre). Then you can plug the hard drive into another machine to clear it... Formatting the drives should be sufficient.

Easily done.
by John H
4 Mar 2019 11:38
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RTC on Perry Hill
Replies: 4
Views: 696

Re: RTC on Perry Hill

Porsche TD with foreign plates embedded below rear axle of neighbour's box van. https://1drv.ms/u/s!AuV6NOp8I8tAk24G7sMHa4iasB6p Fire Brigade jacked up entire box van and used rescue vehicle to extricate the Porsche. https://1drv.ms/u/s!AuV6NOp8I8tAk2-0y8a9XKg-C5L_ Looks like a typical type of acci...
by John H
1 Mar 2019 00:42
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Urban Renewal Plan
Replies: 12
Views: 1654

Re: Bell Green Urban Renewal Plan

Unless and until something is done to sort out the road layout Bell Green (formerly Sydenham Green) will remain a polluted nightmare of a location. The traffic issues are solvable without restricting access. Unfortunately you have local narrow minded politicians in the way. IS there really that muc...
by John H
28 Feb 2019 09:20
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Urban Renewal Plan
Replies: 12
Views: 1654

Re: Bell Green Urban Renewal Plan

I’m very enthused by the idea of turning car parks into housing. Replacing big box retail with housing is what cities should be doing and what’s happening on Old Kent Road. However I’m keen to understand, how does this masterplan get reconciled with the fact this is private land? Have we seen much ...
by John H
28 Feb 2019 09:17
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Burglary - Knighton Park Rd
Replies: 13
Views: 1656

Re: Burglary - Knighton Park Rd

dcjprior wrote:
27 Feb 2019 14:36
John H wrote:
22 Feb 2019 01:00
However... there is a hostel for young offenders hiding in Trewsbury Road...
As a Trewsbury Road resident, this is the first I've heard of this. Is this actually the case?
Well the inhabitants of the premises would certainly suggest it is the case.
by John H
26 Feb 2019 09:58
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Beckenham Beacon Urgent Care Centre
Replies: 13
Views: 1174

Re: Beckenham Beacon Urgent Care Centre

OTOH, you can also get appointments with a GP there if your own surgery is overbooked, but only if your surgery has an agreement with them. (I've done it a couple of times when I've needed to see someone urgently and continuity of care wasn't a particular concern). I guess that probably requires yo...