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    Waiting for the Scooby Doo reveal ...

    Been used to refer to hackers for at least a couple of decades.
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    I’m the threadstarter, twisted threadstarter

    That's just crazy talk. Planes are much bigger than birds.
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    I’m the threadstarter, twisted threadstarter

    I thought it was a jet powered condor but now I'm not so sure.
  4. Yes, my own is similar and has a wild area, standing dead wood, plenty of leaf litter and rotting wood, piles of rocks etc, all specifically for wildlife. The one thing I don't have is a pond and this is probably the most important thing to have for wildlife. I'm part of a local wildlife group and we've so far recorded over 1000 species in our area.
  5. Not specifically and it was a long time ago! It's normal for a hedge to be only a few species, the main two being hawthorn and blackthorn because they are thorny and therefore good for stock containment. Over time, other species will self seed and may become part of the hedge. The hedge provides cover for small mammals and nesting birds but the real value comes from this combined with what is found in and around an established hedge. Leaf litter, dead and rotting wood, the plants that grow in and around it and ideally, the water that collects in the associated drainage ditch. If there are mature standard trees allowed to grow in the hedge then even better. An overly trimmed, narrow, cleaned and tidied hedge is better than a fence, but not by much!
  6. There's some truth to that. My degree project was comparing insect diversity in a mono culture against a natural area via pitfall trapping. The mono culture just had a limited range of ground beetles and almost nothing else. Much depends on the type of garden though. Tiny modern gardens that are mostly paving, decking and a bit of lawn are not much use.
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    Qanon: high level intel, AI or LARP?!

    True. It's possible I could be wrong. It's a countdown and it's on 5, published on the 10th when a previous drop suggested F15. Occams razor etc.
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    Qanon: high level intel, AI or LARP?!

    Go to the linked page and look at the image on the RH side of the article. What does it say?
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    Qanon: high level intel, AI or LARP?!

    https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/launch/countdown101.html Q This one (with the countdown at 5) confirming 5 days to go (F15 in the earlier post). No idea what happens then.
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    Gardening What are you sowing now?

    Just transferred a few Apache chilli seedlings out of the propagator and onto the window cill. Didn't grow much last year, hoping to make amends this year.
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    Tommy Robinson thread

    That's delicious. I fear he's going to have an accident.
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    Radio 4 audience falls.

    Must be about a decade since I listened to R4. Whilst I have no doubt that is worse now, it had got bad enough back then. Thank the straight white men of science and engineering for DAB. Although it sounds shit compared to FM, it does at least contain one station I really enjoy (Planet Rock) and one that is ok (Absolute Radio).
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    Credit Score Companies

    The bulk of people worried enough about their credit score to register with them are going to be sub-prime. The rates on offer will reflect that.
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    Credit Score Companies

    The credit score agencies (Experian and Equifax were the main ones but others have sprung up now) originally existed to provide credit referencing services to the banks. Pretty much all the banks and building societies would share their customer data with them. They would amalgamate it and then charge the banks a fee to access it. This still goes on but the latest wheeze is all about selling credit to consumers who sign up to get access to their data. They are acting as credit brokers on behalf of the lenders.