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by maturin
25 Apr 2012 10:51
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Sushi of Sydenham
Replies: 92
Views: 32281

Re: Sushi of Sydenham

Please open in Sydenham.

Would love decent sushi, but second the others comments; take away if is an either or business option.

We would have it once a week. Definitely.
by maturin
2 Feb 2012 16:29
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Working for monopoly capitalism
Replies: 5
Views: 1622

Re: Working for monopoly capitalism

Baroness Oneill is the epitome of the Patrician (attitude not class) view of the world: There are the rulers and the ruled. On no account must the ruled be allowed to touch anything. They might break it.
by maturin
2 Feb 2012 15:31
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Working for monopoly capitalism
Replies: 5
Views: 1622

Re: Working for monopoly capitalism

Full video of debate
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTlCRw5nLe8

GM explains his position re Academic Publishing from 16mins in.
by maturin
2 Feb 2012 15:28
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Working for monopoly capitalism
Replies: 5
Views: 1622

Re: Working for monopoly capitalism

You might like this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZWAcxnOfKQ As much as I dislike Monbiot's 'work', he is correct in this instance. Academic publishing is an enormous rip-off. I used to work for Reed Elsevier in the 90's. The corporate owner's idea of an acceptable profit margin for their sub-bu...
by maturin
14 Aug 2011 18:12
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: My take on London's Riots
Replies: 272
Views: 80618

Re: My take on London's Riots

Leaf "Im not defending Mark duggan" I'm afraid that is exactly what you are doing; intentionally or not. Duggan was a violent scumbag, from a violent family, carrying a gun in public place. The rest is dangerous sophistry. 'Whataboutery' of the worst kind and an attempt to morally equate unequals. [...
by maturin
1 Aug 2011 09:51
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Massage therapist in Sydenham
Replies: 7
Views: 3192

Re: Massage therapist in Sydenham

Sue is Sue Beamish at LA Fitness. She is wonderful. Proper deep tissue. Very knowledgeable. Teaches massage. Cannot recommend highly enough.
by maturin
29 Jun 2011 17:12
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Billings Fishmonger and NOW BUTCHER!
Replies: 25
Views: 8086

Re: Billings Fishmonger and NOW BUTCHER!

Just been in today. Excellent choice. Bought some lovely belly pork.
by maturin
15 Apr 2011 18:09
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Restaurant that can't make up it's mind.
Replies: 15
Views: 4083

Re: The Restaurant that can't make up it's mind.

Simply cannot believe the earlier posters negative comment about Trattoria Rafael. My wife and I love it. The pizza dough is spectacular, the calves liver is divine, and the tiramisu is blissful. The service is wonderful as well. The host is the perfect combination of friendly without being overfami...
by maturin
21 Oct 2010 11:42
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: How much hierarchy does anyone want?
Replies: 3
Views: 1381

Re: How much hierarchy does anyone want?

I've always found this quite useful in any dealings I have had with government, business or media organisations. To comprehend Factor One, we must picture a civil servant, called A, who finds himself overworked. Whether this overwork is real or imaginary is immaterial. For this real or imagined over...
by maturin
24 Jul 2010 07:45
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Extending the home
Replies: 10
Views: 1818

Re: Extending the home

I know. But you live in hope...
by maturin
23 Jul 2010 13:38
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Extending the home
Replies: 10
Views: 1818

Re: Extending the home

Thanks for the responses.

Binda seems a nightmare. Thanks for the heads up.

What I'm really looking for I suppose is a recommendation for a conservatory company that isn't run by conmen or imbeciles.
by maturin
21 Jul 2010 22:12
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Extending the home
Replies: 10
Views: 1818

Re: Extending the home

Thanks Stone.

Everything, and as often as possible.
:-)
by maturin
19 Jul 2010 11:33
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Extending the home
Replies: 10
Views: 1818

Extending the home

I'm looking to make extra space at the back of my house. It's a Georgian three-bedroom. I don't have money for a proper ‘built’ extension, so I'd love to know what the alternatives are. The Sunday supplements are full of ritzy and glitzy bespoke buildings and architecture. But these are way out of m...
by maturin
21 Apr 2010 11:04
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Broadband
Replies: 95
Views: 48343

The Eagle, Just for your information. I just cancelled my BT account and they gave me my MAC code (no cancellation fees), even though I am only one month into a new contract. The reason they had to do this is because the termination department phoned a senior wholesale technical support manager. He ...
by maturin
20 Apr 2010 18:37
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Broadband
Replies: 95
Views: 48343

Just had the BT service desk call with their daily 'it still isn't working, Sir' call. They said the fault is now 'very complicated' and 'affecting many users in your area' Duh! Anyway, am now using my Virgin cable Bband which was installed today and, GET THIS BT, actually works! Has anyone else's B...
by maturin
20 Apr 2010 08:30
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Broadband
Replies: 95
Views: 48343

Eagle,

Is yours fixed now?

Mine is still useless. Improved over weekend, and then back to default rubbish yesterday.
by maturin
17 Apr 2010 14:01
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Broadband
Replies: 95
Views: 48343

Oh, mad impulsive fool that I am! I've just come back in, read the improvements reported by the Eagle and went to browse the Internet. Lo and behold pages came up in a reasonable amount of time. I opened terminal and did traceroute on some of the usual test websites and was amazed to see completely ...
by maturin
15 Apr 2010 17:38
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Broadband
Replies: 95
Views: 48343

The Eagle, It seems like I just had the same phone call. The story now goes something like this (paraphrased): "... we are aware of your original fault (March 17) and engineers have been working hard, but unsuccessfully, to fix this. We now I admit (reluctantly) that this fault is shared by many oth...
by maturin
15 Apr 2010 08:20
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Broadband
Replies: 95
Views: 48343

Jeff, thanks.

The Eagle, your traceroute looks exactly like mine. It always fails on the 4th hop. Always. Then ususally the 7th, 10th, 14th through 17th.

Nothing changed on my line yesterday either. But the BT lady's 'progress' call was the usual mixture of deliberate obfuscation and half-truths.
by maturin
14 Apr 2010 15:48
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Broadband
Replies: 95
Views: 48343

Jeff,

Have you got the latest Chairman's address?

Ta