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by chaggle
Mon Oct 26, 2015 2:58 pm
Forum: Pseudoscience.
Topic: Water scale inhibitors
Replies: 12
Views: 1925

Re: Water scale inhibitors

Here is an interesting paper on this issue.

http://www.chem1.com/CQ/magscams.html

Even if there is some basis of fact in this, calmag make some pretty bold claims for which they are supposed to have 'robust evidence'.

I'm considering sending a complaint to the ASA about their website.
by chaggle
Mon Oct 26, 2015 2:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area.
Topic: Quadrantids
Replies: 0
Views: 719

Quadrantids

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/jan/03/quadrantid-meteor-shower-dazzle Apparently if you blink you'll miss it but it could be good while it lasts. I don't know why the Guardian is quoting EST - probably just copied it from a US publication. The Quadrantid meteor shower, the first of 2012, wi...
by chaggle
Mon Oct 26, 2015 2:52 pm
Forum: Pseudoscience.
Topic: Water scale inhibitors
Replies: 12
Views: 1925

Re: Water scale inhibitors

Cheers guys. It's not expensive (compared to the cost of the whole thing which is quite shocking) so I'll just let them get on with it. Anyway I'm told it has to be fitted or the guarantee will be void. :roll: Here is part of the description from the calmag site... What CalCombi does… In simple term...
by chaggle
Mon Oct 26, 2015 2:50 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Labour leadership
Replies: 43
Views: 6779

Re: Labour leadership

My impression from a neutral viewpoint; Quite a few Labour supporters I know are convinced that they are unelectable under Corbyn but are voting for him anyway. I get the feeling that this time (unlike at the time of Blair's New Labour) they are going to remain true to their principles rather than c...
by chaggle
Mon Oct 26, 2015 2:49 pm
Forum: Pseudoscience.
Topic: Water scale inhibitors
Replies: 12
Views: 1925

Water scale inhibitors

I've had a quote for a new boiler which includes a Scale Inhibitor (brand calmag). I seem to remember that the science behind these is dodgy. Does anybody have any ideas about these? I'll obviously have a look around myself but some on here may have better expertise than me. I don't want to pay on p...
by chaggle
Mon Oct 26, 2015 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area.
Topic: Happy Birthday to Bindeweede
Replies: 13
Views: 1911

Re: Happy Birthday to Bindeweede

I'm fairly sure I wished you happy birthday on FB but I've no idea really...
by chaggle
Mon Oct 26, 2015 2:45 pm
Forum: Pseudoscience.
Topic: Smart meters
Replies: 3
Views: 1037

Smart meters

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/energy/10015679/British-families-at-risk-from-smart-meters-campaigners-tell-MPs.html Dr Liz Evans, a campaigner, said there are hundreds of studies showing "evidence of harm could be acute", including possible "chronic effects from long term exposure such as cancer,...
by chaggle
Mon Oct 26, 2015 2:44 pm
Forum: Pseudoscience.
Topic: Venn Diagram of Irrational Nonsense.
Replies: 1
Views: 606

Re: Venn Diagram of Irrational Nonsense.

The curiously revered world of irrational nonsense has seeped into almost every aspect of modern society and is both complex and multifarious. Therefore rather than attempt a comprehensive taxonomy, I have opted instead for a gross oversimplification and a rather pretty Venn Diagram. http://crispia...
by chaggle
Mon Oct 26, 2015 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area.
Topic: Winter Solstice
Replies: 2
Views: 681

Winter Solstice

I always thought that this occurred on the 21st December but apparently for this year at least it's on the 22nd. Never mind - the temperature here today is 22 degrees and if my van had had aircon I would have used it. http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSjs0qPgYZ-LzBZf6zqvZL1U-OCRnRfsOSuItIT4F2...
by chaggle
Mon Oct 26, 2015 2:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area.
Topic: General discussion area.
Replies: 4
Views: 827

General discussion area.

There doesn't seem to be a general discussion area where we can talk about anything.

e.g. As a couple of posts were about the Rugby I was going to start a thread on the Rugby World Cup - but I don't know where to put it.
by chaggle
Mon Oct 26, 2015 2:22 pm
Forum: Pseudoscience.
Topic: I smell a very large rat!
Replies: 18
Views: 2766

Re: I smell a very large rat!

A commenter in The Guardian - BristolBoy has also been in contact with him and has published his reply in the comments. Poor old Pinzani must have wondered what he's got into...
by chaggle
Mon Oct 26, 2015 2:20 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Labour leadership
Replies: 43
Views: 6779

Re: Labour leadership

Seems that people are saying that a lot of Tories are joining the labour party to get a vote in the leadership election. If that is true - which would they vote for?
by chaggle
Mon Oct 26, 2015 2:20 pm
Forum: Pseudoscience.
Topic: I smell a very large rat!
Replies: 18
Views: 2766

Re: I smell a very large rat!

Supposing that it is all bull and the device is a useless scam - and let's face it it certainly smells that way, are we to believe that the 'inventors' actually think it works or that they know exactly what they are doing - i.e. scamming? Either option is difficult to believe. Similarly, if non-expe...
by chaggle
Mon Oct 26, 2015 2:15 pm
Forum: Pseudoscience.
Topic: I smell a very large rat!
Replies: 18
Views: 2766

Re: I smell a very large rat!

Yes - spotted that a little while ago. Got the whiff about it hasn't it? - but let's not write it off completely - yet...
by chaggle
Mon Oct 26, 2015 2:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area.
Topic: Swinging Low in Wales.
Replies: 10
Views: 1735

Re: Swinging Low in Wales.

It's been a long time since my Saturday night shenanigans were still going on at 6 am.