• Our son in law, a gas engineer, was tasked with the job of installing the pipework including burner and flame failure device, in the jubilee beacon at Walthamstow Town Hall. The photos were taken yesterday. The scaffolding will have been removed today. He’s going to be in attendance tomorrow when it is lit.
  • I think I should make it clear to the person sending me PMs, that it is futile to do so. I am deleting them without opening, so they’re basically wasting their time.
  • We are making our way to the airfield soon. Our son in law is doing his first solo flight. A big step in his aim to get a pilot’s license. A long way to go but he’s certainly on track. There’s always things going on over there. A nice afternoon out.
  • People may be aware that a certain person didn’t understand the concept of “cleansing” a domestic water system, including hot water cylinder (or tank wrongly described by someone) to prevent the growth of the Legionella Bacterium and became quite irate for some reason. To those that may be interested, I can point you in the direction of where to purchase the correct cleansing chemical, test strips and neutralising chemical. There are companies out there that carry out this work, but it’s an extremely expensive exercise to get a company to do the work. Anyone with the ability to be able to gain access to their loft, can carry out this work. PM me for any details you might require.
  • Legionella bacterium has been found in a Hornchurch doctors surgery forcing it’s closure. I found this very surprising as surgeries, as any other organisations have a duty of care to ensure their water systems stay free of the bacterium and have a regular testing regime. It’s extremely easy to ensure non growth of the bacterium. I carry out a regular (6monthly) cleansing exercise of my water system. Most people aren’t aware that it can also thrive in domestic water distribution pipework.
  • Just arrived home from above having accompanied my son in law to another flying lesson. He’s doing extremely well having had over half the lessons he needs to do to attain his CAA license. There is also a large amount of theoretical work (navigation, weather charts etc.) he has to do. He’ll be able to fly us around the country when he’s fully qualified. 😀 Good luck to him.
  • A 750 tonne crane in situ at Queens Hospital today and the next two days lifting chillers onto the roof of the building.
  • This opportunity to wish all members of Romford loop a safe and happy Easter.
  • Over the Easter weekend in Havering. Details. 👇👇👇👇 https://www.havering.gov.uk/carparks
  • In Havering Council’s car parks over Easter period i.e. 15th,16th, 17th and 18th April. Details here. 👇👇👇👇👇👇 https://www.havering.gov.uk/carparks
  • Scary! https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMLXMeNfB/
  • Scary! https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMLXMeNfB/
  • Scary or what? https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMLXMeNfB/
  • Why they’re receiving notifications saying their posts have been removed by me. Please don’t worry. There’s nothing mysterious about it. I’ve just been clearing dormant threads, some of which were three years or more old. There will be more deleted, so please don’t worry. Dave
  • I received this attachment from a Gas Safe training establishment. There are various videos/webinars embedded in the link. I hope the link works. Watch as many as you can. https://vimeo.com/646441284
  • I must have missed this story back in 2016, but here it is. Our council leader was convicted of drug driving back in 2016!! https://www.romfordrecorder.co.uk/news/crime/havering-council-leader-damian-white-drug-driving-conviction-8781294
  • Make sure you can vote The local elections will take place on Thursday 5 May. All Havering residents who are registered to vote in local government elections can take part, including European Union citizens. There is still time to register to vote if you haven’t already. Local elections give everyone the chance to vote for a local representative for the next four years. Whoever you choose to vote for, it’s important that you register by 7 April so you can have your say in our borough’s future.
  • In a speech at The NFU Conference yesterday. The Environment Secretary George Eustice, stated yesterday at The NFU conference, that Climate change could provide a boost for British food, as he sought to give reassurances over growing pressures on the industry. What chance for the environment? 😩
  • Nicolaus Copernicus born this day in 1473 turned the understanding of the solar system on it’s head. https://earthsky.org/human-world/happy-birthday-nicolaus-copernicus-feb-19-1473/?utm_source=EarthSky+News&utm_campaign=49a6b3d793-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_02_02_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c643945d79-49a6b3d793-393641877&mc_cid=49a6b3d793&mc_eid=6b30a4d318
  • Wind turbines were generating almost half of the Great Britain’s electricity demand at one point on Friday, as Storm Eunice swept through the country. Blustery conditions which saw trees topple and buildings damaged delivered a boost to renewable electricity production, grid operators said. At 5:30am on Friday morning turbines were meeting 48.5 per cent of the Britain’s electricity needs, and over the course of the day wind electricity was contributing around 39 per cent of the power to the overall energy mix. That is far higher than average. In January wind provided 27.5 per cent of Britain’s energy, National Grid data shows.
  • 20 Questions answered by nine members of the James Webb Telescope team. An extremely enlightening article. There is also an embedded audio file of the article too. I hope it works. https://bigthink.com/starts-with-a-bang/20-questions-james-webb/
  • 40 Starlink satellites doomed SpaceX reported last night (February 8, 2022) in its Updates area that 40 of the 49 Starlink satellites it launched to low Earth orbit on February 3 are now doomed by a geomagnetic storm. Such storms are disturbances in Earth’s magnetic field caused by activity on the sun. The satellites were part of SpaceX’s grand plan to launch thousands of Starlink satellites for global internet access. SpaceX said: The satellites deployed on Thursday were significantly impacted by a geomagnetic storm on Friday … Preliminary analyses show the increased drag at the low altitudes prevented the satellites from leaving safe-mode to begin orbit raising manoeuvres up to 40 of the satellites will reenter or already have reentered the Earth’s atmosphere. Geomagnetic storms result from explosive events on the sun, called solar flares. These events have the potential to hurtle charged solar particles across space to the Earth. The impact causes a geomagnetic storm, an event associated with Earth’s beautiful auroras or northern lights. But these events also cause Earth’s atmosphere to warm and “puff up.” Low-orbiting satellites will feel increased atmospheric drag in an atmosphere puffed up during a geomagnetic storm. SpaceX said: In fact, onboard GPS suggests the escalation speed and severity of the storm caused atmospheric drag to increase up to 50% higher than during previous launches. The Starlink team commanded the satellites into a safe-mode where they would fly edge-on (like a sheet of paper) to minimize drag, to effectively ‘take cover from the storm’ … But alas, to no avail.
  • I wonder how many people are aware that Beijing has no natural snow for the Winter Olympics. The Chinese have used 245 million litres of water (in an apparent drought ridden area) and an untold amount of snow generator machines. Organizers of the 2022 Winter Olympics, have been using dozens of snow generators and hundreds of snowblowers to create 1.2 million cubic metres of powder (or about 42.4 million cubic feet). The Games in Beijing will mark the first time athletes will compete almost entirely on artificial snow. That'll likely become the norm as climate change continues. But generating fake snow has a high environmental cost. "Even if powered by renewables, a huge amount of energy is needed which is both costly and can be a significant drain on water resources."
  • NASA plans a watery end for the ISS in 2031. https://www.nbcnews.com/science/space/nasa-plans-watery-end-space-station-2031-rcna14576
  • This is a “still” of the James Webb Telescope approximately 1.4 million Km from earth. I’ve ringed the tiny arrow pointing at the telescope. Open the photo for text at the bottom it.
  • Astronomers have discovered a mysterious spinning object in the Milky Way that emits a radio wave beam every 18 minutes - and is unlike anything seen before. The object has been observed to release a huge burst of radio energy for a whole minute every 18 minutes. Researchers estimate that it is around 4,000 light years away and could be a new class of slowly rotating neutron star with an ultra-powerful magnetic field that can be detected by radio telescopes. The observation is known as a radio transient, which refers to an object that periodically releases brief flashes of radio signals, as if it is switching on and off in space.
  • Hello members of the Romford Loop. I’d like to let you all know that Scooploop have appointed me co moderator of the loop along with @SLLocal
  • Havering drivers have forked out £12million in six years in fines. Are they just cash cows? https://www.romfordrecorder.co.uk/news/traffic/havering-romford-motorists-fined-12m-in-six-years-8610148
  • Havering drivers have forked out £12million in six years in fines. Are they just cash cows? https://www.romfordrecorder.co.uk/news/traffic/havering-romford-motorists-fined-12m-in-six-years-8610148
  • Hello Romford members. I’ve just joined so hello. I see some of you are members of “Hornchurch” too, my local loop.
  • Not actually space, but a montage of videos of the Tongan underwater volcano via satellite. https://youtu.be/EM0ORCTpGqo
  • An asteroid bigger than the tallest building on Earth is set to cruise through the inner solar system. NASA An asteroid that measures a little over half a mile wide (1 kilometre) will be coming close enough to our planet that amateur astronomers may be able to get a glimpse of it. Asteroid [1994 PC1](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/(7482)1994PC1) is coming in for a swing past our cosmic corner on Jan. 18. While it's quite a big one as space rocks go, it will comfortably zip by at a distance of 1.2 million miles (1.93 million kilometers) from Earth. That's more than five times the distance between our planet and the moon.
  • Merry Christmas everyone and hopefully, a safe and happy New Year to all and their families.
  • More technical info on the James Webb Telescope. https://www.planetary.org/articles/jwst-first-images
  • Amazing images from the NASA Parker Solar Probe earlier this year showing it’s journey through the sun’s upper atmosphere. https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2021/12/nasa-probe-sun-timelapse/
  • Of either open or private loops. I’ve had two spam items posted in one of my private loops from @extendsfr who is not a member of that group. (But listed as so in his profile).It seems Scooploop’s security has been breached/compromised. On checking the aforementioned person, he’s listed as being a member of other private loops too. Check him out.
  • Why not check out the Rush Green Loop? Link below if you’d like to peruse. https://www.scooploop.com/loops/rush-green?refgroup=Q1qq
  • As the mercury is dropping, a reminder that if you have a condensing boiler, and your condensate pipework runs on an external wall, and run in 19mm pipe, be aware that the condensate can freeze in low temperatures and stop the boiler’s operation. However, if your boiler installation is relatively recent, any external condensate pipework should have been run in 32mm plastic and therefore not prone to freezing. (But not unheard of).
  • Shut down threads when a few home truths are told.
  • Hello members of the Rush Green loop. I’ve been a member for some time, but I’d like to let people know that I’ve been designated joint moderator of the loop.
  • Hello members of the Havering loop. I’ve been a member for some time, but I’d like to let people know that I’ve been designated joint moderator of the loop.
  • In this Romford loop stating there’s an error in it. I’m not allowed to comment on the thread. Anyone know what the error is?
  • Hello all. I’m now a member of this Romford loop. In the past, it would have been included in my “local area”. Now, Scooploop members need to join individual local areas. What do people think?
  • On Wednesday evening, voting took place on an amendment to the environmental bill which would have forced water companies to discontinue dumping raw sewage into our rivers and sea. It was voted down. Shame on those MPs that followed the party whip and not their consciences. Story below with details of how your MP voted. https://evolvepolitics.com/heres-a-list-of-every-mp-who-just-voted-to-allow-water-companies-to-continue-dumping-raw-sewage-in-our-rivers/
  • Is the COP26 climate change summit to be held next month doomed to be just a paper exercise? Leaked documents have revealed that certain countries are not as committed to the cause as they appear to be. https://apple.news/AKeFFTmIdSPSvgYu5A3-5wg
  • @ScoopSupport Below is a copy and paste of your comment in the thread “Labelling” yesterday in which you state you’d be happy to “hear” any of our thoughts. I would like to put forward a suggestion which in my mind requires serious thought by yourselves. Yesterday, a certain Scooploop member posted a libellous comment about me. It was a disgraceful stain on my integrity as a moderator of a limited group. I reported said comment to yourselves and after what seemed to me to be an unacceptable delay, you removed the post. I believe any user that posts outlandish libellous posts, should be immediately suspended from Scooploop and warned that further misdemeanours would mean expulsion. I’m going to close this discussion with yourselves as I don’t want it to descend into a free for all. ScooploopSupport @ScoopSupport South Bank (14.8 miles) 1 day ago Thank you for all of your thoughts. We always aim to moderate our groups fairly and on a case by case basis. We understand that 'labelling' can be found annoying, however it is also an extremely difficult issue to crack down on, as if we were to remove every term that can be linked to a person / group of people there would be much less content available on Scooploop! We are always happy to hear any thoughts on how you believe this could be dealt with and what our user base would appreciate. Have a great day
  • Courtesy NASA Johnson https://twitter.com/wonderofscience/status/1420743532147470337?s=21
  • spotted in the asteroid belt that shouldn’t be there. Read here. 👇👇👇👇👇👇 https://www.independent.co.uk/space/jaxa-red-asteroid-belt-organic-matter-pompeja-justitia-b1892791.html
  • From the beginning of the virus. https://twitter.com/bydonkeys/status/1417400477684228102?s=21

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