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Hello from UK

Unread postby Gordianus » Mon 28 Oct 2013, 12:36:07

Just thought I would introduce myself. I am based in the South of England. My background is in Engineering and I have always had an interest in energy, economics and climate science.

I have been reading this site for some time, as well as The Oildrum before it closed down. I am always impressed by knowledge of many of the regular contributors and often learn something new. I hope to contribute to some of the discussions in a small way.

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Re: Hello from UK

Unread postby Plantagenet » Mon 28 Oct 2013, 12:46:49

Welcome Gordianus

England is facing some interesting energy issues. Please share your views on these subjects.

PS: Are you by any chance related to Saint Gordianus or the Roman Emperor Gordianus or perhaps to the Roman dectective Gordianus?
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Re: Hello from UK

Unread postby Gordianus » Mon 28 Oct 2013, 13:41:10

Thanks Plantagenet. I shall certainly contribute when I can.

The username refers to the fictional Roman detective.

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Re: Hello from UK

Unread postby careinke » Mon 28 Oct 2013, 17:42:17

I understand you are having a spot of weather there right now. How are you doing?
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Re: Hello from UK

Unread postby Gordianus » Tue 29 Oct 2013, 04:25:15

We had a nasty storm in the early hours of yesterday morning, which crossed the south of England, then went on to Belgium and the Netherlands. It was accurately forecast a few days ahead of time, so everyone was prepared, and of course the media (being largely based in London) went into a bit of a frenzy.

It was roughly a once-in-five year event and caused quite a bit of disruption to air and rail travel, as well as power cuts in some areas. There were also four fatalities caused mainly by falling trees. There was concern that it would be as severe as the Great Storm of 1987, but in reality it was much less severe. I expect everthing will be back to normal by this afternoon.
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Re: Hello from UK

Unread postby evilgenius » Tue 29 Oct 2013, 12:04:38

Welcome,

I love the south of England. I've spent some time in Surrey, Bucks, London, on down to Brighton. Many of my favorite people are from those places. It's a marvelous part of the world (full of free thinkers who are much more politically adept than your average US citizen), almost a world of its own.
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Re: Hello from UK

Unread postby lisonperry » Mon 03 Apr 2017, 04:00:58

Hello I am also new in this forum Happy to join us
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Re: Hello from UK

Unread postby vtsnowedin » Wed 05 Apr 2017, 12:21:50

lisonperry wrote:Hello I am also new in this forum Happy to join us

Welcome to the forum.
You have added on to a four year old thread instead of starting your own but no harm done.
Tell us a bit about yourself and interests without getting too personnel as a bit of caution is always advised anywhere on the net.
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Re: Hello from UK

Unread postby ROCKMAN » Wed 05 Apr 2017, 17:29:41

lisonperry - Ignore vt...he's such a worry wart. Feel free to share home address, birth date, bank and credit card account numbers, etc. Everyone here is trustworthy. Except for maybe for Ghung...still not sure about him.
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Re: Hello from UK

Unread postby Squilliam » Wed 05 Apr 2017, 18:50:07

@Rockman you forgot driver's license number and expiry date. It's roughly the equivalent of social security.
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