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je suis Charlie
post Jun 11 2017, 02:49 PM
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QUOTE (On the edge @ Jun 11 2017, 03:41 PM) *
Need you ask? Make them Council houses. At least it would keep these incomers from your gates Je Suise, so there's a silver lining! tongue.gif

Talking of which, only just got off the phone to someone who does 'electric' gate installation. My disappointment was tangible when he explained that it only meant they opened and closed using said electricity. Anyone know if Amazon sell mantraps? 😯


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post Jun 11 2017, 06:16 PM
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QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ Jun 11 2017, 09:58 AM) *
So, let's get this right, you've got an empty building, full of cables, made out of copper, in Newbury. Hmm, fink I see a major business opportunity here. ��

Not empty no, but much of it is.
Fibre cables also.
All would need to be diverted, without a break in service, to a new site.
It all comes in through some big manholes in Bear Lane (and also through the aerials on the roof!).
Oh and all the exchange, transmission, ADSL and cellular network equipment needs powering!
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post Jun 11 2017, 06:49 PM
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QUOTE (Biker1 @ Jun 11 2017, 07:16 PM) *
Not empty no, but much of it is.
Fibre cables also.
All would need to be diverted, without a break in service, to a new site.
It all comes in through some big manholes in Bear Lane (and also through the aerials on the roof!).
Oh and all the exchange, transmission, ADSL and cellular network equipment needs powering!

Nah, no market for fibre, but copper! Bosh ! n the jobs a goodun.


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post Jun 11 2017, 06:58 PM
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QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ Jun 11 2017, 03:49 PM) *
Talking of which, only just got off the phone to someone who does 'electric' gate installation. My disappointment was tangible when he explained that it only meant they opened and closed using said electricity. Anyone know if Amazon sell mantraps? ��


Gotta keep the peasants out somehow. They are getting emboldened. Gated and electrified. With the appropriate warnings. Thats the way. Oh. And big vicious dogs. Release the hounds.....
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post Jun 16 2017, 12:25 PM
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QUOTE (Biker1 @ Jun 11 2017, 07:16 PM) *
Not empty no, but much of it is.
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Oh and all the exchange, transmission, ADSL and cellular network equipment needs powering!



Most of it was empty 20 years back. Is the **** ********* still in the basement, or is that still classified information?
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post Jun 16 2017, 02:55 PM
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QUOTE (dannyboy @ Jun 16 2017, 01:25 PM) *
Most of it was empty 20 years back. Is the **** ********* still in the basement, or is that still classified information?

Loch Ness Monster?
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post Jun 16 2017, 04:16 PM
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QUOTE (dannyboy @ Jun 16 2017, 01:25 PM) *
Most of it was empty 20 years back. Is the **** ********* still in the basement, or is that still classified information?

No, that all went over 20 years ago!!
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post Jun 16 2017, 05:05 PM
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QUOTE (dannyboy @ Jun 16 2017, 01:25 PM) *
Most of it was empty 20 years back. Is the **** ********* still in the basement, or is that still classified information?

Labour MP?


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post Jun 16 2017, 11:02 PM
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QUOTE (Biker1 @ Jun 16 2017, 05:16 PM) *
No, that all went over 20 years ago!!



Don't remember seeing it removed....
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post Oct 4 2017, 04:56 AM
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Really??!!! laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif
(By the way it is not the "vast amount of telecommunications technology, which would prove costly to relocate," that is the main problem. It is the vast amount of network cables that feed into it that would prove costly to relocate.)
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post Oct 4 2017, 06:53 AM
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QUOTE (Biker1 @ Oct 4 2017, 05:56 AM) *
Really??!!! laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif
(By the way it is not the "vast amount of telecommunications technology, which would prove costly to relocate," that is the main problem. It is the vast amount of network cables that feed into it that would prove costly to relocate.)

I noticed that too, I think a better phrase would be: “a vast amount of telecommunications infrastructure that would be costly to relocate”.
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post Oct 4 2017, 07:06 AM
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Ahhh, The Hanging Garden of Newbury, how sweet! People will travel miles, just to see it. Or maybe not.


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post Oct 4 2017, 08:30 AM
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QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ Oct 4 2017, 08:06 AM) *
Ahhh, The Hanging Garden of Newbury, how sweet! People will travel miles, just to see it. Or maybe not.


Of interest , when asked how much it would cost to clad it in an aesthetically pleasing shade of Hedera the reply was that though unknown a similar project cost £ 100,000. Now call me old fashioned but that seems an awful lot for a packet of seeds . Indeed if left long enough nature will do the job for you , but of course that would negate the need for some bright spark to forward the idea in the first place .

As for the future of the building ? Well as it is now completely outdated little doubt a preservation order will be slapped on it shortly and it will become a tourist attraction along with heritage status .


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post Oct 4 2017, 08:44 AM
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Turn it into Jeremy's West Berks lair, mount the all seeing eye of social justice on top to sniff out dissent in the ranks of the non believers, hang some Tories down the sides, a few slogans and banners and its job done and goodnight Vienna.


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post Oct 4 2017, 10:21 AM
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The inference that the Tory troops have a similarity with a parasitic creeper is a little harsh , as is the deference afforded to the "chosen one" . If I was JC, ( no2 ) , I would be concerned over being overtly worshipped in light of what the populace handed out to JC no 1.

" He's not the messiah, he's a very naughty boy " tongue.gif


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post Oct 4 2017, 12:26 PM
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QUOTE (SirWilliam @ Oct 4 2017, 11:21 AM) *
The inference that the Tory troops have a similarity with a parasitic creeper is a little harsh , as is the deference afforded to the "chosen one" . If I was JC, ( no2 ) , I would be concerned over being overtly worshipped in light of what the populace handed out to JC no 1.

" He's not the messiah, he's a very naughty boy " tongue.gif

Stop using overtly Christian metaphors please, you know it upsets Andy! smile.gif


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post Oct 4 2017, 01:22 PM
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QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ Oct 4 2017, 01:26 PM) *
Stop using overtly Christian metaphors please, you know it upsets Andy! smile.gif


Sorry don't know any other tooth fairy fables .


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post Oct 4 2017, 03:36 PM
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I'm sure with a reasonable amount of spend the equipment in the building could be concentrated on the lower 2 or 3 floors.
The rest could then either be demolished or turned into living accommodation.
The "eyesore" could be masked with cladding.
WHOOPS! A little controversial there!
I wonder how fireproof a "living wall" is? unsure.gif
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post Nov 8 2017, 10:21 AM
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link laugh.gif laugh.gif
NTC playing silly buggers again!!??
Does this plan come from the same brains as the Greenham Control Tower shambles?
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post Nov 8 2017, 01:31 PM
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Could someone explain why it is perfectly ok to spend a six figure amount of tax payers money on prettying up a supposed eyesore yet they bulk at forking out some lose change on a school crossing lady ?
Like the good book sayeth ," if thine eye offends thee cast it out ". Quite happy to oblige if asked .


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