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Topic: Trapped miners in China
ttxela

Forum: Australasia   Posted: 21/01/2021 10:20:53   Subject: Trapped miners in China
Odd that this doesn't seem to have captured the imagination of the wider public in the same way the Chilean incident did. Perhaps there is too much else going on closer to home.

I wasn't aw
Topic: Recommend me a light
ttxela

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 20/01/2021 14:52:25   Subject: Recommend me a light
[quote="Hattlebags"]Fenix HP65R is my go to light these days. Light, powerful, robust, low cost, great range of lumens, good light spread options, battery indicator. And at circa £70 it’s a winner.
Topic: Trapped miners in China
ttxela

Forum: Australasia   Posted: 19/01/2021 21:35:52   Subject: Trapped miners in China
Thanks AR, this one had escaped my notice.

Fingers crossed for a good outcome.
Topic: Recommend me a light
ttxela

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 19/01/2021 21:26:06   Subject: Recommend me a light
[quote="sinker"][quote="legendrider"]just sprayed a mouthful of Speckled Hen all over the screen

:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

MARK[/quote]

Be prepared to spray more beer.
Topic: Recommend me a light
ttxela

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 19/01/2021 15:32:24   Subject: Recommend me a light
These trendy fashionable modern lights are all very well but don't write off traditional technology, easy replacement of parts and visible indication of remaining operating time :thumbup:

[
Topic: Wapping Entrance
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 18/01/2021 10:04:41   Subject: Wapping Entrance
[quote="Paul Marvin"][quote="cantclimbtom"]Graffiti is an odd thing. If I wrote in nicely formed letters TOM 2021 somewhere, people would look in disgust and it'd make me an ***h*le.

Bu
Topic: ONLINE TALKS
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/01/2021 12:14:57   Subject: ONLINE TALKS
[quote="Down and beyond"][quote="ttxela"]I think it's an excellent idea, sadly I don't think I have enough knowledge on anything to do one myself. I don't think it would negatively impact the NAMHO co
Topic: ONLINE TALKS
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/01/2021 10:38:37   Subject: ONLINE TALKS
I think it's an excellent idea, sadly I don't think I have enough knowledge on anything to do one myself. I don't think it would negatively impact the NAMHO conference. It may even be a positive effec
Topic: Slaley Sough - A hidden cave system?
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 27/12/2020 19:59:44   Subject: Slaley Sough - A hidden cave system?
Vague recollection that it's a pump running somewhere?
Topic: Wheal Gorland yields a new mineral
ttxela

Forum: South West England   Posted: 23/12/2020 13:56:21   Subject: Wheal Gorland yields a new mineral
[quote="ChrisJC"]It is a pity the article doesn't say what the new mineral is.

Chris.
[/quote]

Can it be true? That I hold here, in my mortal hand, a nugget of purest Green?
Topic: Wapping Entrance
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 21/12/2020 09:13:55   Subject: Wapping Entrance
Will pop in there with a rubbish sack next time I'm up that way - although it seems it is forbidden territory for us southerners at the moment.
Topic: Walderslade Chalk Mine (mine)
ttxela

Forum: South East England   Posted: 19/12/2020 10:15:20   Subject: Walderslade Chalk Mine (mine)
One was found in Fen Ditton just outside Cambridge a few years back in some fellows back garden, basically a short shaft belled out a bit at the bottom.

Makes me wonder if there are more ar
Topic: Youtube Mining Videos
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/12/2020 08:42:56   Subject: Youtube Mining Videos
[quote="Peter Burgess"]It is a very difficult thing to predict, whether it would be a good thing or not. Locally to me, there have been a number of antisocial activities, mainly petty nuisances. These
Topic: Smallcleugh vandalism
ttxela

Forum: North East England   Posted: 11/12/2020 14:15:55   Subject: Smallcleugh vandalism
[quote="Peter Burgess"][quote="ttxela"]Didn't it used to be recommended to leave fabric arrows cut from your nans old curtains as you went in and retrieve them on the way out, I'm sure I've read that
Topic: Smallcleugh vandalism
ttxela

Forum: North East England   Posted: 11/12/2020 13:19:14   Subject: Smallcleugh vandalism
[quote="Down and beyond"]It’s very annoying isn’t it , in my opinion if people can’t navigate a mine without spray painting arrows they shouldn’t be in there also the same as leaving glow sticks behin
Topic: Mine exploring drone
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/12/2020 08:33:14   Subject: Mine exploring drone
Impressive stuff.

Who's going to be the first to be scanned sitting against an adit wall with their flask of tea and egg sandwiches when one of these flies by. :lol:
Topic: Youtube Mining Videos
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/12/2020 19:52:11   Subject: Youtube Mining Videos
On the face of it not a bad idea. I suppose if the intention is to influence those responsible it would need to include some practical tips on better forms of route finding as well.

If noth
Topic: NAMHO 2021 in Shropshire
ttxela

Forum: Events   Posted: 10/12/2020 10:55:05   Subject: NAMHO 2021 in Shropshire
I've just booked the time off work - hows that for optimism :thumbup:
Topic: Protected River Lugg 'bulldozed' in 'wildlife crime'
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/12/2020 20:57:12   Subject: Protected River Lugg 'bulldozed' in 'wildlife crime'
Well at least this topic is meandering even if the River Lugg no longer is.....
Topic: Protected River Lugg 'bulldozed' in 'wildlife crime'
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/12/2020 21:00:08   Subject: Protected River Lugg 'bulldozed' in 'wildlife crime'
[quote="neutronix"]

Ultimately scientific fraud is carried out by a tiny minority and it is saddening if people believe otherwise.

[/quote]

Absolutely, it's definitely
Topic: Protected River Lugg 'bulldozed' in 'wildlife crime'
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/12/2020 20:57:30   Subject: Protected River Lugg 'bulldozed' in 'wildlife crime'
[quote="Peter Burgess"]Falsifying data in order to obtain funding (unless I am interpreting things wrongly) would be a basic case of fraud, even without regulations on scientific data etc.[/quote]
Topic: Protected River Lugg 'bulldozed' in 'wildlife crime'
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/12/2020 15:44:42   Subject: Protected River Lugg 'bulldozed' in 'wildlife crime'
:lol::lol::lol:
Topic: Protected River Lugg 'bulldozed' in 'wildlife crime'
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/12/2020 15:27:40   Subject: Protected River Lugg 'bulldozed' in 'wildlife crime'
[quote="Mr.C"][quote="ttxela"][quote="Peter Burgess"]

.... none of which, as far as I know, were scandals related to scientific knowledge.


[/quote]

Sadly it's n
Topic: Protected River Lugg 'bulldozed' in 'wildlife crime'
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/12/2020 15:23:44   Subject: Protected River Lugg 'bulldozed' in 'wildlife crime'
[quote="Bodger"]Yes you are right scientists are humans too, but given the career ending damage to their reputation when they give in to temptation and get caught incidents like this are actually than
Topic: Protected River Lugg 'bulldozed' in 'wildlife crime'
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/12/2020 10:43:42   Subject: Protected River Lugg 'bulldozed' in 'wildlife crime'
[quote="Peter Burgess"]

.... none of which, as far as I know, were scandals related to scientific knowledge.


[/quote]

Sadly it's not that uncommon for there to
Topic: Protected River Lugg 'bulldozed' in 'wildlife crime'
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/12/2020 20:03:16   Subject: Protected River Lugg 'bulldozed' in 'wildlife crime'
[quote="royfellows"]Peter makes some very interesting points, and I think an obvious question arises as why it it is that many people have such scepticism to just about everything?

[/quote]
Topic: Protected River Lugg 'bulldozed' in 'wildlife crime'
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/12/2020 15:21:57   Subject: Protected River Lugg 'bulldozed' in 'wildlife crime'
[quote="BertyBasset"]Roy's right. The only thing they can do is put in gabions or some sort of shuttering. I'd give a sandcastle surviving an incoming tide better odds than that bank in a flood.[/quot
Topic: Protected River Lugg 'bulldozed' in 'wildlife crime'
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/12/2020 15:16:09   Subject: Protected River Lugg 'bulldozed' in 'wildlife crime'
[quote="ChrisJC"]

My reference points are the rivers Nene and Great Ouse. Absolutely and completely man made, yet teeming with wildlife. And a plethora of nature reserves in the old gravel
Topic: Protected River Lugg 'bulldozed' in 'wildlife crime'
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/12/2020 15:02:41   Subject: Protected River Lugg 'bulldozed' in 'wildlife crime'
[quote="royfellows"]Trouble is Alex, it cant be put back to how it was with the banks consolidated by root growth. That sort of thing takes time.

[/quote]

Absolutely, and the rep
Topic: Protected River Lugg 'bulldozed' in 'wildlife crime'
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/12/2020 12:37:54   Subject: Protected River Lugg 'bulldozed' in 'wildlife crime'
[quote="ChrisJC"]It does seem to be an epic blizzard of bureaucratic bullsh*t.
Give it a few years and you would never know it happened. Like most other 'environmental catastrophe/armageddon/dist
Topic: postage costs rising
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/12/2020 13:21:57   Subject: postage costs rising
I'm no economist but with interest rates almost zero, wages pretty much static and more folks at home ordering and sending stuff through the post so presumably more business, why does the price need t
Topic: 2021 Calendar
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/11/2020 08:48:35   Subject: 2021 Calendar
[quote="Mr Mike"]I ended up ordering the DCRO Calendar.

But I really want an Aditnow one - best be one next year ![/quote]

I didn't even know DCRO did a calendar, I'll look it up
Topic: Q for geeks, delivery issues with RS
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/11/2020 16:43:22   Subject: Q for geeks, delivery issues with RS
I remember my Dad bringing home a ZX Spectrum, must have been early-mid 80's. We learnt to write programs in Basic that would do simple games of the Space Invader sort. Later we upgraded it to a Spect
Topic: Q for geeks, delivery issues with RS
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/11/2020 12:17:55   Subject: Q for geeks, delivery issues with RS
[quote="lozz"][quote="royfellows"]Didn't they once trade as "Radio Shack", I seem to remember early computers in the 1970s?[/quote]

Not that I'm aware of, I think Radio Shack was part of Ta
Topic: Youtube Mining Videos
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/11/2020 11:28:03   Subject: Youtube Mining Videos
[quote="AR"]How about "the Mine of Our Souls"...:devil:[/quote]

Hopefully not combined with the eyewatering shaft mentioned above :ohmygod::surrender:
Topic: Q for geeks, delivery issues with RS
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/11/2020 11:19:12   Subject: Q for geeks, delivery issues with RS
Yep, they used to have actual shops too.

My brother in law was in charge of implementing their SAP systems years back so probably partly his fault.

Our system at work for some r
Topic: Nenthead Mines Ownership
ttxela

Forum: North West England   Posted: 25/11/2020 21:44:53   Subject: Nenthead Mines Ownership
I've just applied to join.
Topic: Youtube Mining Videos
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/11/2020 21:30:12   Subject: Youtube Mining Videos
There is actually an Aditnow YouTube channel....:confused::flowers:


https://www.youtube.com/user/AditNow
Topic: Youtube Mining Videos
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/11/2020 12:29:02   Subject: Youtube Mining Videos
[quote="GreenJohn"]

New members will join the hobby through the various avenues they always have done, I suggest YouTube isn't and never should be one of those avenues. Going underground re
Topic: Youtube Mining Videos
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/11/2020 10:49:29   Subject: Youtube Mining Videos
[quote="GreenJohn"]Wouldn't it be preferable to keep the hobby more elusive and not care what the general public think?[/quote]

An interesting question, I think I've probably made my view c
Topic: Youtube Mining Videos
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/11/2020 10:39:09   Subject: Youtube Mining Videos
It's a good question John, here's hoping I'm not on the path to ostracision (any more than already :lol: ).

Admittedly the line, in my opinion, is a fairly blurred one. As someone who does
Topic: Youtube Mining Videos
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/11/2020 10:04:14   Subject: Youtube Mining Videos
I do tend to agree, a single parody video, although great fun and I wouldn't want to dissuade anyone from doing it, would probably not have a massive impact unless done spectacularly well and had a bi
Topic: Youtube Mining Videos
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/11/2020 19:39:16   Subject: Youtube Mining Videos
[quote="NewStuff"]

I would wholeheartedly agree on very high production values as well, [/quote]

That's me out then....:lol:
Topic: Youtube Mining Videos
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/11/2020 15:16:01   Subject: Youtube Mining Videos
[quote="Down and beyond"] make it so new members can’t view the hole map instantly until they have made a few posts or something .

Just my view :thumbsup:[/quote]

This has some
Topic: Youtube Mining Videos
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/11/2020 13:44:33   Subject: Youtube Mining Videos
It's a good thought, indeed I often look at where these characters have been and think I probably have photos somewhere of my 10 year old daughter wearing pink wellies and clutching her flask of hot c
Topic: Youtube Mining Videos
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/11/2020 12:26:12   Subject: Youtube Mining Videos
As always when these topics come up, as a maker of YouTube videos myself, (a small proportion of which are in mines) this has caused some introspection on my part as to my motivation for doing so. It
Topic: Vent shaft stacks
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/11/2020 15:03:11   Subject: Vent shaft stacks
There was an excellent book on coal mining ventilation/fan houses given out in the delegate packs at one of the NAMHO conferences. I'm sure I will still have my copy somewhere.
Topic: Ventilation in mines and caves
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/11/2020 08:57:58   Subject: Ventilation in mines and caves
Other folk will have better knowledge of these issues in mines. I deal with LN2 and CO2 in labs a fair bit.

Whilst anxiety and condfusion are often quoted as symptoms of oxygen depletion I'
Topic: Jim Rieuwerts
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 06/11/2020 10:03:39   Subject: Jim Rieuwerts
Oh no. that is a real shame, what a loss.
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 05/11/2020 08:43:37   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]Airbrush Miner[/b]

Well, I reckon the airbrushing is about done on this, it'll need some clearcoat when it's relatively mild and dryish out in the garage.

[link]121615[linkpho
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