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Re: FCF Archives: February Ferret

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It is my intention to mark each day of February 2023 with a visit to the FCF Archives. There is a lot of good stuff in there destined to become yesterday's chip wrappers so I think a February ferret is worth a go.
Day 9 of the February Ferret
Today's random hand for February 9th has landed here
10,000 Not Out
The thread starter is here...
link viewtopic.php?t=64905&hilit=10%2C000

...Selected by the random hand co-incidentally right after "My 100th Post...Working in a muddy puddle". Confirmation if needed at the 10,000 Not Out stage of the warning given yesterday :-D
Careful though and ponder joining in, my 100th post has now turned into my 20,000th post, but I'm working in exactly the same outdoor workplace today changing the gearbox oil on the Clio in the maintenance fleet. Joining in can be addictive.
No real need to select a snippet, only 4 posts :-D . I think I may see if I can do a little graph to add to today's selected thread and maybe drag up my first post to the forum.
NewcastleFalcon wrote: 25 Mar 2020, 14:44 Well if the FCF will indulge me on this my 10,000 th post. I have a simple message to ensure the FCF continues to be a thriving interesting community.....dont think should I or shouldn't I.....
Just join in :-D
Kick off today with the simple ones
A picture for Picture(s) of the Day, or a Track for the Pickled Egg Jukebox, a question for the Pickled Egg Quiz, or follow Mick's March Meander and chip in with a bit of banter.
edit 2023 er Mick's March Meander turned into a virtual March Meander 2020, and then an Actual September Stroll 2020 being the Mick and Bob tour of the UK and parts of Whitley Bay. A 27 page decent read with lots of nice pictures

link here viewtopic.php?t=64048
The mike is dropped!

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Re: FCF Archives: February Ferret

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It is my intention to mark each day of February 2023 with a visit to the FCF Archives. There is a lot of good stuff in there destined to become yesterday's chip wrappers so I think a February ferret is worth a go.
Day 10 of the February Ferret
Today's random hand for February 10th has landed here
e-fuel, synthetic fuel, bio-fuel still alive :?:
Not that you will ever see much coverage in the general news, but if you dig around in the right places you could do a daily post on developments. The UK's Fleetnews often has articles on various companies trialling such fuels, and the aviation industry, heavy transport, plant and equipment, bin wagons etc are all involved to a greater or lesser extent.

Perhaps one of the bigger investments has been spearheaded with Porsche. Recently floated away from the VW Group, and indeed have a greater stock market value than the VW as at October 2022 following the initial public offering.

The thread very much concerns latest news and developments, and yesterdays news soon is superseded. Needs a bit of tending and cajoling to keep going but it has gathered a decent number of views, and is eternally addable to :-D
The thread starter is here...
link viewtopic.php?t=67289
So a snippet to select :-D . Porsche is the logical choice with it's Chile experiment which they are hoping to turn into big business. The key to it is excess of energy resources over local need, wrapping it up the production in a tick box eco credentials sort of way then shipping it halfway across the world in tankers to burn in Europe and elsewhere.

However the random hand has chosen a Biomethane snippet, with a you can make it at home video from the U S of A.
NewcastleFalcon wrote: 07 Feb 2022, 12:55 Unsurprisingly the UK Anaerobic Digestion and Bio-Resources Association reckon Biomethane has a vital role in decarbonisation. Others also agree, and ASDA and Air Liquide and Volvo are already driving around the country on it.

“There is no net zero without biogas” (EU),
“It is a win-win-win-win-win industry” (UNFCCC),
“A biogas plant is the hub in the future circular economy” (IEA).

Others no doubt disagree, following its production its mostly burned, so achieves carbon neutrality at theoretical best. It does have the ears of Governments and ticks a few boxes especially if the feedstock used is from organic waste, as opposed specific "bio-energy" fuel crops.


This is the Anaerobic Digestion and Bio-Resources Association ADBA report "Biomethane: The Pathway to 2030"
Its in the "too long for anyone to read too detailed" tradition. Surely a 5 minute Youtube Vid would have sufficed to get their message across :-D

For the record
https://adbioresources.org/resources/uk ... claration/

Meanwhile if you want to pioneer and do it in your backyard, you would expect our American friends to have come up with something off-grid.


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The VW/Audi group, who own Porsche, made it abundantly clear to F1 and the FIA that they would only re-enter Top Flight F1 Racing again if the new engines regulations were written to favour their E Fuels Policy. Hmmmm!

Bio Digester on the back of a Porsche? Where have I seen that before?

On the back of a BX maybe.
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Re: FCF Archives: February Ferret

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It is my intention to mark each day of February 2023 with a visit to the FCF Archives. There is a lot of good stuff in there destined to become yesterday's chip wrappers so I think a February ferret is worth a go.
Day 11 of the February Ferret
Today's random hand for February 11th has landed here
Citroen 15CV-Water and Sand Ingress
Well this was the location of it...
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The thread starter is here...
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So a snippet to select :-D . Well if you will excuse me I'll leave the snippet out, pop over to the thread to discover the treasure...

As ever to mark the random selection of the thread I will attempt to add something new to it today.
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Re: FCF Archives: February Ferret

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It is my intention to mark each day of February 2023 with a visit to the FCF Archives. There is a lot of good stuff in there destined to become yesterday's chip wrappers so I think a February ferret is worth a go.
Day 12 of the February Ferret
Today's random hand for February 12th has landed here
FCF AA Box Challenge-The Movie
It does have a sister thread the FCF AA Box Challenge kicked off in May 2016, 33,628 views and 28 pages of accumulated contributions.
The thread starter is here...
link viewtopic.php?p=613366#p613366
NewcastleFalcon wrote: 13 Jul 2019, 23:08 Anyone going to Jersey this summer?

Only one of the 19 AA Boxes in the FCF AA Box Challenge remains unclaimed and its at Trinity on Jersey.

In the meantime the challenge has been made into a movie of the 18 boxes so far captured with an original photograph by an FCF member. So we have original pics from Red Dwarfers, Eifion, Richard W, White Exec, Daviemck2006, Peter.N, and yours truly.


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Nice 205 in that video :D And it's a van. Very desirable!
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CitroJim wrote: 12 Feb 2023, 19:19 Nice 205 in that video :D And it's a van. Very desirable!
That belongs to Eifion who contributed to a complete set of the 3 Welsh AA Boxes still in their original Roadside Locations with some excellent photos here's his little crop from his tour

Wales
161 Nantyffin, Crickhowell, Powys: on A40 (Abergavenny-Brecon) at junction with Talgarth A479]
289 Devil’s Bridge, Ceredigion: at junction with A4120 (Devil’s Bridge-Ponterwyd) and Cwmystwyth B4574
580 Boduan, Gwynedd: on A497 (Nefyn-Pwllheli) around 1 mile south of junction with B4354

eifion wrote: 25 Aug 2018, 16:39 I hereby claim 580 Boduan. We went to a day out today and ended up in Criccieth so it wasn't too far out of the way to go and photograph it. Sorry the van got in the way :-)

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eifion wrote: 22 Sep 2018, 21:33 Red_dwarfers has already beaten me to this one, but I passed 161 Nantyffin today so stopped to take a pic, even though the weather was awful.

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However, this was just a practice run for...
eifion wrote: 22 Sep 2018, 21:38 Yup, it's 289 - Devil's Bridge. I would have included my 205 in the picture but when I got there there was an AA-branded Commer Imp van parked in front on it, owned by a man on this own quest to photograph all of the AA boxes, so it seemed more appropriate to photograph that instead.

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Plenty of good stuff deserving of recalling in the FCF Archives February Ferret 2023 :-D

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Oh. that Imp van in yellow is very, very desirable... A perfect stable-mate for the 205 van :D
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FCF Archives: February Ferret Day 13

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It is my intention to mark each day of February 2023 with a visit to the FCF Archives. There is a lot of good stuff in there destined to become yesterday's chip wrappers so I think a February ferret is worth a go.
Day 13 of the February Ferret
Today's random hand for February 13th has landed here
Energy Matters-Home Solar
"The best time to have installed home solar was when you first started researching it, the second best time is now"

This is one of those threads I started to find out more about it from first hand experiences and research capabilities of the FCF Faithful. 6 pages so far and nearly 1000 views and a thread that can, and hopefully will be, added to and very much open for business.

The thread starter is here...
link viewtopic.php?t=72119&hilit=home+solar
Today's snippet selection gives a flavour of the thread...
NewcastleFalcon wrote: 09 Aug 2022, 09:08 A simple thread title, a simple thread.

Purpose to collect as much news information and experience as possible about Home Solar.

Practically....its the only established option for generating electricity at home. Tech is getting better all the time, but already good enough to seriously consider, and for those who have already plumped for it, their original back of a tab packet calculations must be looking better and better.

Plenty to fill the thread, and hopefully it will turn into a useful source of information for participants and viewers alike.
As ever at some point I will endeavour to mark the thread's selection in the FCF Archive February Ferret 2023 with a new post to the thread to mark the occasion. Have a look at the thread and join-in today if you can.

link viewtopic.php?t=72119&hilit=home+solar


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Re: FCF Archives: February Ferret Day 13

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It is my intention to mark each day of February 2023 with a visit to the FCF Archives. There is a lot of good stuff in there destined to become yesterday's chip wrappers so I think a February ferret is worth a go.
Day 14 of the February Ferret
Today's random hand for February 14th has landed here
Today's snippet selection gives a flavour of the thread...
NewcastleFalcon wrote: 17 Apr 2019, 14:05
myglaren wrote: 17 Apr 2019, 13:34 Emailed receipts seem to be a growing thing.

I refuse to give shops I use my email address


I will use "Pets at Home" as an anecdote. They had a good offer on Drontal worming tablets. For no good reason they were locked in a cabinet which required opening by let's say "The pseudo pharmacist". I fully anticipated just getting the two boxes and heading to the check out. No with some kind of total BS the pseudo pharmacist with her "i-pad" was to proceed with a data harvesting exercise before they handed the "drugs" over. Despite my protestation I was assured this was necessary in order for me to buy the goods.

Now if I had complained to the manager or simply refused, and walked out the store empty handed, I could have achieved a small moral victory. I needed the tablets though, they were at a cheaper price by far in the deal than anywhere else, and I couldn't be bothered to waste more time going elsewhere.

Symptomatic of many other similar experiences, where the default in any buying transaction is to allow them to harvest your data. What relevance is your date of birth/ name/ address/ telephone/e-mail address when you are buying worming tablets for your dog?
have a read through and add to it if you can
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It is my intention to mark each day of February 2023 with a visit to the FCF Archives. There is a lot of good stuff in there destined to become yesterday's chip wrappers so I think a February ferret is worth a go.
Day 15 of the February Ferret
Today's random hand for February 15th has landed here
New topic Challenge

The thread starter is here...
link viewtopic.php?t=59770
No need for a snippet the thread title says it all...

But there are currently 4,728 threads already on the Off Topic Lounge how is it even possible to come up with a new thread, what if no-one replies or views :?:

Well, it is a challenge after all but a lot easier if you have a little think and decide I'm just going to do it. :-D

I would regard one new thread started today on the Off Topic Lounge as a massive success :!:

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It is my intention to mark each day of February 2023 with a visit to the FCF Archives. There is a lot of good stuff in there destined to become yesterday's chip wrappers so I think a February ferret is worth a go.
Day 16 of the February Ferret
Today's random hand for February 16th has landed here

The random hand has selected what I would describe as our first FCF Archives February Ferret Flop! One reply (a half-hearted early days cajoling from me) and 89 views but in the world of the thread-starter you should never be afraid to miss.

This was the inspiration for the thread starter. I will leave the observer to work out what is interesting about it and how it might have inspired a less than inspiring thread... :-D

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So what should we do. The random hand has selected the thread, and it is customary to add something new to it.
See what you can do, link is here if you can come up with something...

link viewtopic.php?t=62836
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Milk in coffee and with your breakfast cereals is OK but it'll make the paper a bit soggy...
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Get up = Coffee
Hungry = Breakfast
After breakfast you always need the loo = "the paper"

???

(TBH, the Sun would be more suitable :@) )
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Isn't it customary to check the obituaries column in the papers to make sure you haven't died ? :lol:
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