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Posts by Roger the Cat

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Topic: Backache
Roger the Cat

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/06/2019 21:19:33   Subject: Backache
Naproxen does it for me every time, especially for my very stiff back and arthritic feet, but you need to check whether it is wise to take NSAIDs on a long-term basis. (I used to go to a weight gym, d
Topic: Worsley Colliery & Navigable Levels - Duke of Bridgewater's Underground Canals
Roger the Cat

Forum: North West England   Posted: 03/03/2019 12:24:03   Subject: Worsley Colliery & Navigable Levels - Duke of Bridgewater's Underground Canals
Thanks for finding this Toadstone. Perhaps Prof. Mike Nevell should be invited to join AN! Is further exploration work to be carried out, I wonder? The HLF money is for public and interpretation works
Topic: Gwynedd Archives
Roger the Cat

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/12/2018 15:31:35   Subject: Gwynedd Archives
Naive question. Surely these archives have at some point been microfiched or scanned for security/integrity purposes? Maybe not. When I was doing work for a thesis many moons ago it was like getting b
Topic: Worsley Colliery & Navigable Levels - Duke of Bridgewater's Underground Canals
Roger the Cat

Forum: North West England   Posted: 18/12/2018 13:40:52   Subject: Worsley Colliery & Navigable Levels - Duke of Bridgewater's Underground Canals
Actually Mike, it was a copy of "Brindley at Wet Earth Colliery" which I got from my local library c1970 which motivated me. Perhaps I should get one!
Topic: Worsley Colliery & Navigable Levels - Duke of Bridgewater's Underground Canals
Roger the Cat

Forum: North West England   Posted: 17/12/2018 13:28:37   Subject: Worsley Colliery & Navigable Levels - Duke of Bridgewater's Underground Canals
The impression I get is that the authorities want to strongly discourage any bids from even legitimate organisations to explore the workings (with H&S in mind, no doubt) and indeed any serious or lear
Topic: Pedantry corner: Festiniog or Ffestiniog?
Roger the Cat

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/11/2018 12:32:13   Subject: Pedantry corner: Festiniog or Ffestiniog?
AR,

Fan y Big, perhaps?
Topic: Cwmorthin Barracks & Rhosydd Chapel in 3D
Roger the Cat

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/07/2018 12:54:00   Subject: Cwmorthin Barracks & Rhosydd Chapel in 3D
Not at all bad for $179. Autodesk professional software is an horrendous price and even small businesses and practices balk at the price. I would like to know what I get for my $3,500 with this provid
Topic: Tavistock Canal Book
Roger the Cat

Forum: South West England   Posted: 14/03/2018 17:31:52   Subject: Tavistock Canal Book
I must admit I do get a twinge of Schadenfreude when I hear about these storms in copyright teacups. I have this picture in my mind of the Trevithick Society climbing down chimneys like Santa in rever
Topic: One for the steam buffs
Roger the Cat

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/10/2017 14:24:23   Subject: One for the steam buffs
Maybe his number plate should be altered to read "Suid Afrikaanse Spoorwee" for the sake of diversity.
Topic: Explosion and collapse in Indian coal mine.
Roger the Cat

Forum: Rest of World   Posted: 11/08/2017 17:16:37   Subject: Explosion and collapse in Indian coal mine.
Ah, The Empire on which the sun never sets......
Topic: Russian Diamond Mine
Roger the Cat

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/08/2017 22:46:07   Subject: Russian Diamond Mine
Got distracted by the Sidebar of Shame.
Topic: Tankless diving? Apparently so...
Roger the Cat

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/06/2017 18:07:42   Subject: Tankless diving? Apparently so...
The video seems to infer that diving alone might be a good idea for your average wonk addicted to new gadgets. Definitely Darwinism in operation. A thankless job.......
Topic: Bodmin Moor Ponies Poisoned by Arsenic
Roger the Cat

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/01/2017 13:19:00   Subject: Bodmin Moor Ponies Poisoned by Arsenic
On my Sunday Internet wobbles today I came across this article in the Wail. 'Moor Ponies are being fatally poisoned by waste from old tin mines, claims charity as it raises arsenic fears'. People4Poni
Topic: Chepstow Quarries
Roger the Cat

Forum: South West England   Posted: 26/10/2016 15:37:18   Subject: Chepstow Quarries
I live in Chalford and at the moment there is a lot of information about the Smart family at https://greatwarchalford.wordpress.com but you may know this already. He is described a 'Coal Merchant' in
Topic: NLS map viewer extended
Roger the Cat

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 05/08/2016 11:23:08   Subject: NLS map viewer extended
The NLS have done us all a big favour and got us out from under those greedy domains which offered small deals for big money. When I was an architecture student in the 1970s, I had to run along to Sta
Topic: Lelant Consols Mixed Mine (mine)
Roger the Cat

Forum: South West England   Posted: 27/07/2016 13:36:06   Subject: Lelant Consols Mixed Mine (mine)
I don't seem to be able to open the links. Had no trouble with NLS maps before.
Topic: Pokemon in Box Mine?
Roger the Cat

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/07/2016 12:56:43   Subject: Pokemon in Box Mine?
Anything that gets them to breathe fresh air must be a positive. I recall the July treasure hunts we used to play a kids, only the clues we on pieces of paper. A few hours of fun on a flat day.
Topic: Pokemon in Box Mine?
Roger the Cat

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/07/2016 12:23:14   Subject: Pokemon in Box Mine?
Pokemon? I feel rather like 1970s Judge James Pickles who once asked council in a court case - 'The Beatles?'.
Topic: A1 closed by sinkhole
Roger the Cat

Forum: North East England   Posted: 26/06/2016 16:48:52   Subject: A1 closed by sinkhole
Audi Man is the scourge of the Cotswolds.
Topic: The Mine...
Roger the Cat

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 30/08/2015 13:26:08   Subject: The Mine...
I thought it was a documentary....
Topic: Llanberis mountain rescue
Roger the Cat

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 11/06/2015 12:34:53   Subject: Llanberis mountain rescue
These sort of thefts boggle the mind, but there must have been some sort of bird-brained logic behind this. It looks as if the thieves were after free Land Rover doors and tried to help themselves. I
Topic: Just What do you do with a 2000 tonne RC fine ore silo?
Roger the Cat

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/05/2015 22:29:04   Subject: Just What do you do with a 2000 tonne RC fine ore silo?
You're not kidding us, are you Roy?
Topic: Laser Scanning
Roger the Cat

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 21/04/2015 20:44:32   Subject: Laser Scanning
Yep, works on Chrome.

Thanks
Topic: Laser Scanning
Roger the Cat

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 21/04/2015 19:25:29   Subject: Laser Scanning
Firefox 37.0.2
XP sp3
Processor 2.92GHz
RAM 1024MB

Should have said that I can see the webpage title in blue and the message "loading 1/10", but no images appear no matter ho
Topic: Laser Scanning
Roger the Cat

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 21/04/2015 17:27:41   Subject: Laser Scanning
Hi Gabriel. I opened the links you have given but can't see a dicky bird. I'm using standard Firefox so shouldn't be a problem. Can you help?
Topic: Manchester Central Library: Fears that tens of thousands of books may have been pulped
Roger the Cat

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/02/2015 21:42:03   Subject: Manchester Central Library: Fears that tens of thousands of books may have been pulped
From the Indy today re. Manchester Central Library:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/manchester-central-library-fears-that-tens-of-thousands-of-books-may-have-been-pulped-duri
Topic: Alfred Consols - Identification of Metal Object?
Roger the Cat

Forum: South West England   Posted: 20/01/2015 12:37:25   Subject: Alfred Consols - Identification of Metal Object?
http://miningmachineryplus.com/product/ball-mill-hardinge-conical/
Topic: Merry Christmas
Roger the Cat

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/12/2014 23:58:16   Subject: Merry Christmas
? ??????????!
Topic: Has the Ordnance Survey lost its moral compass?
Roger the Cat

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 28/11/2014 21:32:40   Subject: Has the Ordnance Survey lost its moral compass?
I think that the OS stranglehold over mapping data in the UK has been aired before, but this may be of interest as we make use of an awful lot of their maps, digital or paper.

http://www.in
Topic: Harnisha Burn Mine - be careful.
Roger the Cat

Forum: North East England   Posted: 01/11/2014 11:05:42   Subject: Harnisha Burn Mine - be careful.
I'm intrigued - what was this 'Huge Detonation' in the 'Old Limestone Quarry' and why?
Topic: Interesting thing to have in your back garden....
Roger the Cat

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/09/2014 11:17:34   Subject: Interesting thing to have in your back garden....
More piccies here:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2759475/Perfect-modern-day-Fred-Flintstone-Sprawling-cottage-comes-cave-former-slate-mine.html
Topic: Carbis bay mine shafts
Roger the Cat

Forum: South West England   Posted: 03/09/2014 19:51:52   Subject: Carbis bay mine shafts
Yes Roy, well said.
Topic: Access to mines under the CRoW Act
Roger the Cat

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/08/2014 12:10:48   Subject: Access to mines under the CRoW Act
I have kept an eye on this thread and find it rather confusing. Firstly, Council's opinion is just that - a (hopefully) learned opinion. The courts will decide individual cases and parliament the legi
Topic: Genk Mine in Belgium Transformed by Lighting
Roger the Cat

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/07/2014 13:35:14   Subject: Genk Mine in Belgium Transformed by Lighting
Interesting use of lighting to enhance an historic mine headgear and buildings.

http://www.lighting.philips.com/main/projects/case-study-c-mine.wpd?origin=13_global_en_citypeoplelight_light
Topic: Goldite: Coming soon to a shopping channel near you!
Roger the Cat

Forum: North America   Posted: 02/07/2014 14:29:04   Subject: Goldite: Coming soon to a shopping channel near you!
Kitten Block - Absolutely brilliant. I wonder if they can do a Version 2.0 to redirect all internet BS.
Topic: Rescue in Germany's deepest cave
Roger the Cat

Forum: Europe   Posted: 19/06/2014 11:38:55   Subject: Rescue in Germany's deepest cave
Great news. According to Cavechat.org, he was brought to the surface at 11.44 local time. He is recieving further treatment on site before being airlifted to hospital.
Topic: Four-person zip line 113 kmph thrills
Roger the Cat

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 04/06/2014 14:53:07   Subject: Four-person zip line 113 kmph thrills
I could just about manage the last 5 metres. What sort of pulleys are they? They look quite flimsy to me and I'm not sure how they rate them for a 100mph trip with a 13 stone man hanging on for dear l
Topic: Stuff & Nonsence
Roger the Cat

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/05/2014 18:56:17   Subject: Stuff & Nonsence
I posted this in 2012 from the BBC's 2011 Census report:-

"More people in London's Kensington and Chelsea describe themselves as working in mining and quarrying than in Gateshead".

Topic: Penarth - Trolley vandalised
Roger the Cat

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/05/2014 10:33:53   Subject: Penarth - Trolley vandalised
I can't imagine what use a set of cast alli wheels (no axles), c1970s by the look, would be to anyone. You could run up a new set on the Myford in your garage for less trouble..
Topic: Chislehurst Chalk Mine
Roger the Cat

Forum: South East England   Posted: 14/05/2014 10:57:48   Subject: Chislehurst Chalk Mine
I think that institutions like the Chislehurst Caves have quite a bit to do with British social history of the late 19th century. The railway network around London was well developed by that time and
Topic: Falcon Hildred: Above and Below (in N Wales)
Roger the Cat

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/05/2014 20:28:57   Subject: Falcon Hildred: Above and Below (in N Wales)
Lovely sketches and drawings. His style is very similar to some of the illustrations in CADW guides. I would be interested if a book or catalogue was available.
Topic: The end of the road for Ordnance Survey?
Roger the Cat

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/04/2014 10:27:51   Subject: The end of the road for Ordnance Survey?
I rather agree with Drillbilly. I worked in the construction industry all my life and despite using computers as a design tool for the last 20 years or so, I still find A-format printouts the best way
Topic: The end of the road for Ordnance Survey?
Roger the Cat

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/04/2014 09:55:03   Subject: The end of the road for Ordnance Survey?
Just how seriously to take this I don't know, but most people here are more interested in old OS maps which are on-line anyway. I'm not sure that I would be happy to do the Cotswold Way just using my
Topic: norwich chalk mine (photo)
Roger the Cat

Forum: South East England   Posted: 13/04/2014 18:14:37   Subject: norwich chalk mine (photo)
Neither can I.
Topic: Tin Mine in Sardinia
Roger the Cat

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/04/2014 19:58:58   Subject: Tin Mine in Sardinia
Ahh No. Colin's post is an existentialist comment on the fatuousness of folk humour. Besides, Boy Engineer's post was 17 minutes 03 seconds too early so it doesn't count!
Topic: Did life in Yorkshire come from MARS?
Roger the Cat

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/04/2014 23:23:59   Subject: Did life in Yorkshire come from MARS?
Published in the Daily Mail today. I think some of the neutrino tracking experiments conducted there have been covered in a topic some time ago.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/arti
Topic: Free online access to six-inch OS maps
Roger the Cat

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/03/2014 21:56:07   Subject: Free online access to six-inch OS maps
Really the best I've seen, although being a meanie I don't want to hand over real cash. The resolution is suberb and a screen grab or a print is quite sufficient for my personal use.
Topic: Astonishing images of hidden underground world
Roger the Cat

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/03/2014 19:06:50   Subject: Astonishing images of hidden underground world
:lol:
Topic: Astonishing images of hidden underground world
Roger the Cat

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/03/2014 14:43:14   Subject: Astonishing images of hidden underground world
From the Daily Express of all places.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/nature/463182/Inside-Britain-s-deepest-darkest-wonders-Astonishing-images-of-hidden-underground-world

Very nic
Topic: Oh Gawd, not another one!
Roger the Cat

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/03/2014 11:59:23   Subject: Oh Gawd, not another one!
The psychology behind that Peter is interesting. The media would like you to think the sinkholes are somehow a supernatural phenomenon, after all, they can eat people and cars. A rational explanation
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