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  2. Where we are now: The site is back up and running! The character set encoding issue has been fixed so old posts should now look ok. I am currently working on themes/skins etc and I will be deleting the temporary green skin very soon as it has many issues. I will do a very quick variation on the stock blue skin first just to get a light-grey background and san-serif font, and I will set this as default. Later this week I will hopefully add a professional third-party skin in pfm colours (life is way too short to do this crap myself, and I've found one I really like than needs next to no tweaking). We are getting there slowly...
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glancaster's Recent Activity

  1. glancaster replied to the thread VW Golf GTE?.

    Reliability figures per manufacturer are available, and show that the Japanese do better, on average, than the Germans nowadays....

    Nov 20, 2017 at 10:39 AM
  2. glancaster replied to the thread Minimum alcohol pricing.

    Still some doubt here it seems, but alcohol has normal supply and demand curves - as the price goes up, consumption goes down. Even, on...

    Nov 20, 2017 at 10:13 AM
  3. glancaster replied to the thread How to unlock iPhone 5S?.

    ^ This is correct, as far as I understand. 'SIM Free' just means the phone doesn't come with a SIM, and you can put any compatible SIM...

    Nov 19, 2017 at 9:27 PM
  4. glancaster replied to the thread Minimum alcohol pricing.

    Good spot. £11.25 in Scotland soon then. Effectively removed from the market because no-one'll buy it at that price. It looks pretty...

    Nov 18, 2017 at 8:44 PM
  5. glancaster liked Stunsworth's post in the thread On The Balls Review of Morrissey's new album in The Quietus.

    How to write a Morrissey song - it’s not difficult... [MEDIA]

    Nov 18, 2017 at 8:28 PM
  6. glancaster liked Bob McC's post in the thread Cost saving.

    The simplest system would be Road tax and 3rd party insurance cover levied on fuel then think of the money and hours saved chasing and...

    Nov 17, 2017 at 5:25 PM
  7. glancaster liked Still's post in the thread Dump The Guardian!.

    Oh God. And I am an aethist.

    Nov 17, 2017 at 5:22 PM
  8. glancaster replied to the thread Zimbabwe coup?.

    This goes double for anyone whose nickname is 'The Crocodile'.

    Nov 17, 2017 at 12:20 PM
  9. glancaster replied to the thread Minimum alcohol pricing.

    I last got asked for ID buying alcohol when I was in my mid-30s. I was a little surprised, but overall I took it as a compliment.:)

    Nov 17, 2017 at 11:34 AM
  10. glancaster replied to the thread Minimum alcohol pricing.

    It's been widely reported that the cheapest alcohol currently on sale in Scotland comes in at around 18p/unit. Increasing this to...

    Nov 17, 2017 at 10:53 AM
  11. glancaster replied to the thread Minimum alcohol pricing.

    Whilst some people may be discouraged entirely from drinking by the price increase, the bigger impact will be to reduce the quantity of...

    Nov 16, 2017 at 8:46 PM
  12. glancaster replied to the thread Minimum alcohol pricing.

    I was at an academic seminar earlier this week where South Korean tobacco research was mentioned. In South Korea there have been two...

    Nov 16, 2017 at 8:22 PM
  13. glancaster replied to the thread Oh PF What have you done Pt 1.

    :) from me. I like the liking and avatars especially, although I would not normally class myself as a shallow person. The new quoting...

    Nov 15, 2017 at 1:51 PM
  14. glancaster replied to the thread Zimbabwe coup?.

    Apparently, at least one bodyguard has been killed and soldiers are beating police, so not entirely bloodless. Morgan Tsvangirai of the...

    Nov 15, 2017 at 1:37 PM