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by JGD
18 Mar 2019 10:09
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Urgent warning: plant thieves in the area
Replies: 6
Views: 670

Re: Urgent warning: plant thieves in the area

Does this script from the link appear unusual in any way - or is it only me ? Saturday. Botany. Forest Hill, recording wildflowers in TQ3472. Nick Bertrand. Meet 11:00 Forest Hill Stn (TQ354729, NR London Bridge). Professional narcissists love this time of year. One of the good side effects is that ...
by JGD
16 Mar 2019 14:01
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Masterplan Presentation at Bellingham Assembly
Replies: 13
Views: 833

Re: Bell Green Masterplan Presentation at Bellingham Assembly

Polishing a turd, is the expression that comes to mind. and in another post What do you think of the other suggestions put forward at the public meeting? Not entirely clear to which turd you refer. All proper consideration should be given to the proposals that had merit. Pedestrian access improveme...
by JGD
16 Mar 2019 13:35
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Masterplan Presentation at Bellingham Assembly
Replies: 13
Views: 833

Re: Bell Green Masterplan Presentation at Bellingham Assembly

Ok , but thats no precondition as I see it (a pre condition to what?) rather a desire that there might be some way to retain the gas holder structure , which I assume you are against, fair enough, and whilst you may feel that element is a waste of time given the decisions already taken on those str...
by JGD
15 Mar 2019 13:25
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Masterplan Presentation at Bellingham Assembly
Replies: 13
Views: 833

Re: Bell Green Masterplan Presentation at Bellingham Assembly

In the published literature and throughout the presentation references were made to the fact that Discourse and SydSoc held to the their insistence that the gas-holders should not be demolished. Despite the fact that they have exhausted every possible avenue to retain them and that the demolition wo...
by JGD
14 Mar 2019 22:19
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Second Sydenham Town Forum Meeting
Replies: 10
Views: 916

Re: Second Sydenham Town Forum Meeting

Sorry Dom

I got 17 March at +4weeks as 14 April - not 7th - BH has just reminded me we are on a family weekend.

14th I can do.

Apologies.
by JGD
14 Mar 2019 21:02
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Second Sydenham Town Forum Meeting
Replies: 10
Views: 916

Re: Second Sydenham Town Forum Meeting

Good for me !
by JGD
14 Mar 2019 11:57
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Masterplan Presentation at Bellingham Assembly
Replies: 13
Views: 833

Re: Bell Green Masterplan Presentation at Bellingham Assembly

A small matter I know.... But on another site SydSoc is making this statement under their name. The presentation will be shown again at the next Bellingham Assembly on March 27 with an opportunity for further discussion plus Q&As. The Assemby [sic] takes place at 7pm at Bellingham Gateway Youth & Co...
by JGD
14 Mar 2019 10:56
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Second Sydenham Town Forum Meeting
Replies: 10
Views: 916

Re: Second Sydenham Town Forum Meeting

Dom's doing sterling work here. However apart from my preliminary response - no-one has indicated their intention to attend. So is there enough people who have as yet not said that they will attend but plan to do so ? If not can we slide this say four weeks from 17 March, same place same time of day...
by JGD
14 Mar 2019 10:25
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Masterplan Presentation at Bellingham Assembly
Replies: 13
Views: 833

Re: Bell Green Masterplan Presentation at Bellingham Assembly

I can't make the Bellingham meeting, otherwise I'd cross the boundary and go to that instead. Happy to receive any points you might want to have presented on your behalf at the meeting. There is a growing body of people who are increasingly unhappy about SydSoc's failure on this point of communicat...
by JGD
13 Mar 2019 23:17
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Laptop disposal
Replies: 24
Views: 1563

Re: Laptop disposal

John H wrote:
13 Mar 2019 14:18
Frequently what seems to be a "dead" disk is nothing of the sort.
Absolutely.
by JGD
13 Mar 2019 23:11
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Masterplan Presentation at Bellingham Assembly
Replies: 13
Views: 833

Bell Green Masterplan Presentation at Bellingham Assembly

From a SydSoc post on SE26.life https://se26.life/t/bell-green-masterplan-presentation-at-bellingham-assembly/1299 Subjects covered included the future of the gas holders, air quality, improved pedestrian access, greening of the site, future housing developments and the Bakerloo Line. A number of co...
by JGD
12 Mar 2019 20:09
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Laptop disposal
Replies: 24
Views: 1563

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 JGD
12 Mar 2019 15:26
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Laptop disposal
Replies: 24
Views: 1563

Re: Laptop disposal

mosy wrote:
12 Mar 2019 14:43
Thanks JGD. It seems the best idea is to wait until I'm really cross about something and vent my spleen on the hard drives then :twisted:
And please publish the pix (or the movie) of its destruction !!
by JGD
11 Mar 2019 19:31
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Laptop disposal
Replies: 24
Views: 1563

Re: Laptop disposal

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 that case they could also recover the data unbeknownst to me. One said they could save my data and transfer it to a new disc. I'm just...
by JGD
10 Mar 2019 14:48
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Laptop disposal
Replies: 24
Views: 1563

Re: Laptop disposal

John H wrote:
8 Mar 2019 19:59

Ever heard of needles in haystacks?
That is why for those who make forensic data analysis and data recovery a career choice tend to make very comfortable living from it.
by JGD
10 Mar 2019 14:41
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Laptop disposal
Replies: 24
Views: 1563

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. Absolutely - and there is a range of freeware utilities available that will overwrite the disk in such a way as to conform with the U...
by JGD
8 Mar 2019 10:37
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Laptop disposal
Replies: 24
Views: 1563

Re: Laptop disposal

Heavy duty magnet, 14lb hammer, 4lb hammer or a disk grinder amongst other destructive tools all are fairly effective if you want to permanently delete data from a disk.
by JGD
5 Mar 2019 09:46
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RTC on Perry Hill
Replies: 4
Views: 696

Re: RTC on Perry Hill

John H wrote:
4 Mar 2019 11:38

It is called "dangerous driving"
That too.
by JGD
4 Mar 2019 09:55
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 accid...
by JGD
3 Mar 2019 23:17
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RTC on Perry Hill
Replies: 4
Views: 696

Re: RTC on Perry Hill

Road re-opened 23:10. Superbly efficient work by emergency services. Thank you. Saw one heavily bandaged casualty walking to ambulance. Very lucky individual - the vehicle he got out of is one the most heavily damaged seen at many accidents just after the bend at the Lescombe Road/Perry Hill junction.