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For decades, we’ve been buying light bulbs according to wattage. But as low-wattage, energy efficient light bulbs like CFLs and LEDs become easily available at an affordable price, buying bulbs based on watts has become less prevalent.
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Why the promise of low-code software platforms is deceiving
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Low-code/no-code platforms mean anyone can code, right? Wrong. Columnist Bob Reselman explains why this is a dangerous thought for enterprises.

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If you believe what you read, low-code/no-code solutions are sent from above to solve virtually every software development problem around.

My response? Give me a break.

This is nothing new. Companies have been trying to achieve the concept of low-code software since the first punch cards containing COBOL code ran through an IBM S/360. In fact, being able to type code directly into a binary file instead of a set of punch cards was an early attempt at increasing developer productivity. Loading data from disk into memory to run code is way faster than having to run punch cards through a feeder.
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The sadness of living without sex - BBC News
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Last week we published the story of "Joseph", a 60-year-old man who wrote about his regret at missing out on sexual experiences until the age of 37. Many readers wrote to say that his story struck a chord with them - echoing his point that society aggravates the problem by unfairly portraying lonely people as strange or inadequate.

Here is a selection of their emails.

Robert: I am 61 and still waiting and I am probably too late to start now. I have always been too worried about being laughed at and ridiculed. I finally realised I was unlikely to get anywhere when turned down by a prostitute when in my 30s.
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TODAY: Global Accessibility Awareness Day
17 May 2018

Today is Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) - get involved for the chance to win an Amazon voucher!

Lunchtime GAAD Meetup
Come along to the Library Atrium on Thursday 17 May from 12.30 - 2.00 for an informal accessibility meetup on the theme of ‘accessible content creation'. Join staff at 12:30 in the Library presentation room for videos and discussion around the study needs of students with disabilities.

Staff from different areas of the OU will be on hand to share what they've been working on. There will also be guided practical sessions where you can try out assistive technologies, or complete an activity.

Bring your lunch and we'll provide coffee, tea, biscuits and cake.

Desk-based activities
Do you want to put yourself in the shoes of a student with disabilities? Why not try the short-desk based activities listed on the OU GAAD 2018 blog. These activities cover the types of adjustments our students withdisabilities have to make to study online.

People who take part in the activities will have the chance to win an Amazon voucher. 

As our Acting Vice Chancellor Mary Kellett states:

‘There are over 23, 000 students with disabilities at the OU. If we take a bit of time to find how we can contribute to making our content more accessible, I'm convinced we can make a real difference to students' learning journeys. I hope everyone will get involved with Global Accessibility Awareness Day this year and will take a little time to learn how to make a big difference.'
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The lady vanishes: Victorian photography's hidden mothers | Art and design | The Guardian
The lady vanishes: Victorian photography's hidden mothers
Why is there a human-sized lump at the back of these baby portraits? Bella Bathurst on the Victorian women who went to extreme lengths to get their children to sit still

• The invisible women: spot the mothers – in pictures
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Babies may be insatiably photogenic, but somehow they don't really suit the whole business of photography. The flash makes them startle. They wriggle. They cry. They blink. You prop them up with cushions – and seconds later, they're upside down gnawing their own toes. They make Dr Evil hand-signals. They fall asleep. They drool.
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Invisible women: can you spot the mothers in these photographs? | Art and design | The Guardian
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With exposure times of half a minute, Victorian mothers wanting a portrait of their children had to disguise themselves as chairs, couches and curtains to hold them still. The results, captured in Linda Fregni Nagler's book The Hidden Mother, are both touching and unsettling

Creepy vintage Halloween costumes – in pictures
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How Microsoft reinvented its Xbox controller to adapt to everyone - CNET
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The new $99 Xbox Adaptive Controller lets you plug in the gadgets you need. It's all about accessibility.

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Mike Luckett is a lifelong gamer.

He started at the age of 5 nearly three decades ago, joining his older brother who was playing the original Super Mario Bros. title on the Nintendo Entertainment System. Within a few years, he was playing games like Id Software's 1992 Nazi prison break shooter, Wolfenstein 3D, and the followup sci-fi hit Doom.
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Preparations are taking place across the world for Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) on May 17, to raise awareness of digital accessibility issues faced by people with disabilities. Public and virtual events are organised to mark GAAD, with the BBC and Lloyds Banking Group being two UK organisations involved this year. GAAD’s organisers are encouraging people to experience accessibility problems first-hand on the day, through actions such as ‘going mouseless’ and surfing the web using a screen-reader for an hour. E-Access Bulletin’s Accessibility Advisor, Nick Freear, has created an open source GAAD widget banner-link that can be easily embedded on any website. To find out more and try it out, visit Nick Freear’s blog.
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Global Accessibility Awareness Day May 17th
Posted by petercheer on 1 May 2018 3:53 AM

Preparations are taking place across the world for Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) on May 17, to raise awareness of digital accessibility issues faced by people with disabilities. Public and virtual events are organised to mark GAAD,  organisers are encouraging people to experience accessibility problems first-hand on the day, through actions such as ‘going mouseless’ and surfing the web using a screen-reader for an hour. E-Access Bulletin’s Accessibility Advisor, Nick Freear, has created an open source GAAD widget banner-link that can be easily embedded on any website.

Read more about GAAD at the Global Accessibility Awareness Day website.

taken from e-Access Bulletin, a free monthly email newsletter, www.headstar.com/eablive.
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Badge Images Often Fail To Load In Github README · Issue #1568 · badges/shields
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I've noticed that at least 50% of the time one or more badges on the README's from my various github project fail to display the image. I'm on a very fast connection (~ 100MBS)

In the error console:

Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 504 (Gateway Timeout)
The URLS are not the URLs added to the badges in the README, but point to some kind of Github cache:

URL from badge: https://img.shields.io/npm/v/blain.svg
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4 days ago
Observable programming – Sophie Alpert
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Observable programming

February 22, 2018

Excel is unusually good at allowing you to build complex programs while allowing you to see the values of every intermediate computation.

As a result, you often find people who claim to struggle with the abstract thinking that most other programming requires but who construct elaborate Excel workbooks with ease. However, Excel struggles to make the formulas themselves easily observable. (Ever tried to audit the correctness of a complex Excel sheet?) Excel formulas also fail at supporting abstraction well.
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5 days ago
Portraits of the mind - BBC News
Portraits of the mind

How often do you really share what's on your mind?

Doma Dovgialo invited people she had photographed to use their portraits to reveal their innermost thoughts.

The result is a snapshot of our human struggle with mental well-being.



Esther
I am quite a bright, colourful person. I try to be enthusiastic and funny. I don’t know if I am actually funny, but I do try.
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Facebook and Twitter-inspired street signs in Oxford - BBC News
Facebook and Twitter-inspired street signs in Oxford
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Media captionAbout 20 signs have appeared in Oxford and the council claims they make the city hard to navigate
Fake signs like Facebook Row and Snapchat End are causing confusion around the streets of Oxford.

The social media-inspired signage was installed by the same mysterious artist who put up Middle Earth and Narnia signs in nearby Didcot.

The new signs include Twitter Lane, Emoji Alley, Instagram Ave, Google Walk, Selfie Passage, and WTF Lane.

Oxford City Council said the signs would be removed as they make the city hard to navigate.

About 20 of them have appeared in the city so far.
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7 days ago
Obituary: Dame Tessa Jowell - BBC News
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Tessa Jowell once said she'd "jump under a bus" for Tony Blair. She was probably only half-joking. However, her loyalty to New Labour was more than simply tactical or careerist.

She was pro-European and in favour of a mixed-economy when both were deeply unfashionable on the left. Her belief that Labour should "modernise" was passionately held - forged at the coal face of a decade of Labour local activism.

Dame Tessa will be remembered at Westminster as someone who managed to be ideologically committed to her cause without overt sectarian bitterness.

Early life
Tessa Jane Helen Douglas Palmer ...
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Is Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei trolling Trump? - BBC News
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Three days ago, ties between the US and Iran took a significant turn for the worse.

Donald Trump pulled the US out of a multi-country deal that suspended sanctions on Iran while limiting its nuclear activities. After saying the deal was "defective at its core", he placed more sanctions on Iran.

Iran responded with frustration, but it now appears to be engaging in a more off-the-cuff manner.
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Nice quality, no annoying pop-up! Please keep up the good work! I recommend to use patreon.com for creating regular income. 

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Why Liberapay, and what are its differences with Gratipay · Issue #8 · liberapay/salon
Why was Liberapay started? What happened to Gratipay? The way I see it, two things:

bad luck: Gratipay was basically started in the wrong country, the financial regulations in the US are problematic, and no payment processor (that we know of, at least) exists there that fills all the paperwork for you like Mangopay does in Europe
questionable decisions: one in particular, kicking out users, pushed me to leave.
What are the differences between the two sites?

Firstly, the differences born out of the Gratipay 2.0 relaunch:

Gratipay dropped tips to individuals, focusing only on "teams" (but they're not really teams yet). Liberapay kept donations to individuals, and teams that actually work.
Gratipay requires all teams to be approved, a process that takes more than a week. Liberapay is neutral (it's engraved in its bylaws) and the account creation is immediate.
Due to the legal obstacles in the US, Gratipay is no longer a donation platform, it's a marketplace where you purchase vague services from teams. Liberapay is explicitly a donations platform, in fact other kinds of payments are forbidden by its terms of use.
Gratipay tries to hold as little money as possible:
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Add option to hide total receiving from others · Issue #1683 · gratipay/gratipay.com
juliepagano commented on Dec 8, 2013
Certainly nobody is being forced to use gittip, but my impression was that Chad (and other members of the community) would like to get a wider variety of communities to participate. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong about that.

My assumption is that gittip intends to be open to any communities interested in giving weekly no strings attached gifts to people whose work they appreciate. I've been trying to evangelize about the platform and regularly reach out to folks I want to gift if they're not in the system. As mentioned earlier in the issue, that's how I got this feedback.

I got this feedback from a few women who write about social justice related topics. I appreciate their work and wanted to be able to donate to them and reached out about gittip.
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The £20 “car doctor” app that could save you £200 a year in repairs – and stop you getting ripped off by mechanics
ON BOARD MECHANIC The £20 “car doctor” app that could save you £200 a year in repairs – and stop you getting ripped off by mechanics

Clever app can tell you what's wrong with your car, get a quote for a fix and book you into a nearby garage so you don't need to worry about overpriced repairs

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A NEW smartphone app that can diagnose serious car faults on the go can save you £200 a year in over-inflated repair costs.

Engie, a £20 system available on iOS and Android, plugs into your on-board diagnostic port beneath your dashboard and sends maintenance updates direct to your phone.
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Brazil surfer breaks wave record - BBC News
Brazilian surfer Rodrigo Koxa breaks wave world record

Surf officials have confirmed that a Brazilian surfer broke the world record for the world's biggest wave last year.

Rodrigo Koxa surfed an 80ft (24.4-metre) wave at Nazaré in Portugal on 8 November 2017.

Koxa was awarded the Guinness World Record for the biggest wave ever surfed at the World Surf League's Big Wave Awards on Saturday night.

Winning the award for breaking the record was "the best day of my life," he said.

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Ostracised and fetishised: The perils of travelling as a young black woman - BBC News
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Ashley Butterfield, 31, has been around the world - but a visit to India brought home the particular challenges of being a lone black female tourist.

"Are blacks better in bed because of genetics or diet?" the middle-aged Indian restaurant owner asked me earnestly as I finished the dinner he had prepared.

Although not a question that one typically expects when requesting the bill, I was not unsettled. Having worked in international development for the past seven years and having travelled in 30 countries, mostly alone, I have grown accustomed to hearing things that most people would find jarring. However, I didn't feel defiant, upset or even threatened by him.

This was not the first time I'd experienced this sort of thing.

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So I'll keep on travelling the world to make sure my face is seen.

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A fast food delivery vehicle ended up on top of a parking meter, after the driver "lost control while reversing".

Oz's Pizza and Kebab House in Dawlish, Devon, said on Facebook its spare delivery vehicle had been involved in an accident on Friday evening.

"We are pleased to confirm (with the exception of the driver who sustained extensive bruising to his ego) nobody was hurt in this incident," it said.
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Five things you might be surprised affect weight - BBC News
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Five things you might be surprised affect weight
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22 days ago
The Paciello Group on Twitter: "Let's do it! #ID24 will be on October 11... Watch this space for more information as we have it https://t.co/a7TUBC05bc #inclusion #design #dev #ux #everybody"
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Toronto van attack: Calm actions of police stun US - BBC News
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Media caption"I have a gun in my pocket" – the moment Alek Minassian was arrested.
The calm actions of a police officer who arrested the Toronto van suspect without firing a shot have prompted praise and, in some quarters, astonishment.

Video from the scene shows suspect Alek Minassian pointing an object at the officer and shouting: "Kill me!"

The officer tells the man to "get down" and when the suspect says he has a gun, the officer repeats: "I don't care. Get down."

Videos on social media show Mr Minassian lying down as the officer arrests him.

Many in North America are asking how the suspect did not end up dead in a hail of police gunfire. It contrasts with incidents in the US where police have shot and killed unarmed people.
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24 days ago
Britain powers on without coal for three days - BBC News
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The Drax power station in North Yorkshire has been switching some furnaces from coal to biomass
Britain has not generated electricity from coal for more than three days - the longest streak since the 1880s.

The new record comes just days after the last record of 55 hours was set, National Grid said.

The coal-free period began on Saturday at 1000 BST and has continued into Tuesday afternoon.

Power generated from wind and gas dominated the mix of energy for users in England, Scotland and Wales.
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24 days ago
Can we trust BMI to measure obesity? - BBC News
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Can we trust BMI to measure obesity?
By Philippa Roxby
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26 April 2018
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Knowing your weight and height is enough to calculate your body mass index
You've been using our fat calculator in your droves, working out your BMI (body mass index) and comparing the result with people in your age group and your part of the UK.

But a few people have been critical. They say using BMI to measure whether they are healthy, overweight or obese is misleading.

So what's the truth? Can we trust what it tells us?

Is BMI the best measure of obesity?
Firstly, it is a quick and easy way of working out whether you are in the healthy category by using two simple measures - weight and height.
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24 days ago
We put today's school pupils through an old tech challenge - BBC News
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We put today's school pupils through an old tech challenge

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Young people can no longer tell the time using the big hand and the little hand, and some schools are even replacing standard clocks with digital ones in exam halls, according to some teachers.

We asked School Reporters from Catmose College, Rutland, what they thought - and we added a few extra questions to test whether they could recognise other types of old-style technology,

Some of their answers were rather interesting, but we suspect some of them might have had a little extra help.
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24 days ago
Eurovision fans laugh at 'hilarious' list of items banned from the contest - BBC News
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Some Eurovision fans are finding the list of items banned from the contest this year "hilarious".

Shopping trolleys, ladders, extension leads and golf balls are included on the list of prohibited items.
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string - How to escape single quotes in MySQL - Stack Overflow
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Put quite simply:

SELECT 'This is Ashok''s Pen.';

So inside the string, replace each single quote with two of them.

Or:

SELECT 'This is Ashok\'s Pen.'

Escape it =)

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The holiday village run by spies - BBC News
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Arous was an idyllic holiday resort in the Sudanese desert, on the shores of the Red Sea. But this glamorous destination was a base for Israeli agents with a secret mission.

"Arous on the Red Sea, a wonderful world apart," the glossy brochure says, pronouncing it "the diving and desert recreation centre of Sudan"

Illustrated with pictures of putty-coloured chalets on a sun-drenched beach, a smiling couple in scuba gear, and varieties of exotic fish, the advertisement boasts of "some of the best, clearest water in the world". As night falls - "after the landscape colours have paled" - there are, it says, "breathtaking views of the heavens, aflame with millions of stars".

Arous Village, on the fringe of spectacular coral reefs and the odd shipwreck, appears to be a diving enthusiast's dream.
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How bacteria are changing your mood - BBC News
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24 April 2018
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If anything makes us human it's our minds, thoughts and emotions.

And yet a controversial new concept is emerging that claims gut bacteria are an invisible hand altering our brains.

Science is piecing together how the trillions of microbes that live on and in all of us - our microbiome - affect our physical health.

But even conditions including depression, autism and neurodegenerative disease are now being linked to these tiny creatures.

We've known for centuries that how we feel affects our gut - just think what happens before an exam or a job interview - but now it is being seen as a two-way street.

Groups of researchers believe they are on the cusp of a revolution that uses "mood microbes" or "psychobiotics" to improve mental health.
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PROOF PORT IS MUM-FRIENDLY - Blackpool Gazette
The new Welcome to Fleetwood sign, telling people breastfeeding is welcome.'BACK ROW (L to R) Deputy Mayor Wyre Ian Perkins, Fleetwood mother Sarah Barlow (holding baby Dexter), Deputy Mayoress Eve Perkins, Dawn Clifton, Public Health Improvement Coordinator NHS North Lancashire'and Mary Whitmore, Infant Feeding, NHS North Lancashire and NHS Blackpool'FRONT ROW (l to r): Tyler Barlow, Cheryl Smith, Fleetwood Star Buddy peer support Coordinator and Sam Astin, Fleetwood Star Buddy peer supporter Published: 11:33 Tuesday 17 July 2012

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Cleaning the inside of a stainless steel teapot - MoneySavingExpert.com Forums
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Mum used to leave a steradent tablet or two in water overnight to keep the kettle clean and fresh

An old wives remedy is to boil washing soda crystals in the kettle for half an hour with a couple of peeled spuds in the water (circa 1886)

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Cleaning the inside of a stainless steel teapot Old Style MoneySaving. ... Clean as usual with soapy water, but you will have to wash it properly otherwise it'll leave a tatse of clothes powder for a few times ..... Mum used to leave a steradent tablet or two in water overnight to keep the kettle clean and fresh
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I have a stainless steel vacuum flask that is quite messy inside. ... I'd put in some Daz and boiling water and leave it to soak overnight, with the cap loosely on top, not screwed down the whole way, just sort of sitting there. Next day, pour it ... I have used the steradent / beer making steriliser / Milton steriliser
Cleaning with Denture Tablets | The Boat Galley
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14 Nov 2011 - With most items, you're fine to leave things in overnight. ... pans, and I'd be careful using it on any pan that wasn't stainless (I haven't tried it, but I'm afraid there might be a less-than-desirable reaction with an aluminum pan). .... That said, I don't want to endorse it as “perfectly safe” either — I just don't know!
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Hi, my Stanley stainless steel flask has a black and now flakey lining from repeated use with tea. Has anyone any ideas how I can ... I have also heard that Steradent tablets work very well. Hope this helps . ... Bung a few in, stand in the sink, pour on boiling water and leave overnight. I still maintain the old ...
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Make yourself a cup of tea and read some of these `Top cleaning Tips` : To clean up spills in your oven, sprinkle the spills immediately with salt. When the oven has cooled, brush away the burnt-on food with a damp sponge. To disinfect smelly sponges, wash sponge thoroughly, then microwave it while it is wet, for a short ...
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A teapot is used on a table to serve the tea. A tea kettle on the other hand is the device used to boil the water. Although they look similar, a teapot usually is not built to withstand cooking temperatures on a stove; it is mostly decorative. If you need to clean a tea kettle, see the guide How to Clean the Inside of a Stainless Steel ...
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Farmer Shi Songbo from Shangqiu city, Henan province, said that he has always had a fascination with flight and really wanted to try it for himself. To do this, Shi spent 300,000 yuan (about £30,000) crafting a 23-metre-long, 10-metre-tall airship...
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