Green ideas could win students £8.5k

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STUDENTS are being urged to submit ideas to reduce carbon emissions in a bid to win one of four university scholarships worth £8,500.

The Postcode Lottery Green Challenge Scholarship competition was created to inspire a new breed of students for the ‘green economy’ jobs, expected to emerge by 2020 in the UK, and will offer winners a green-themed postgraduate degree course at the Open University.

One of the judges, Helen Walker, international head of development with The Climate Group, said: “We need to see more students coming through with green credentials, new skills and fresh thinking to shape how we live and do business.”

“I’d encourage anyone with a green idea to grab this chance – we’re not looking for a finished product, but an innovative concept that could be brought to market.”

A panel will view entries, looking for ideas combining sustainability, entrepreneurship and creativity.

See: postcodeculturetrust.org.uk/scholarship Deadline is 5pm next Monday. Winners announced on June 13.

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3:24pm Tue 20 May 14

Ian (Mac) MacKinlay says...

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Turn off the lights at the bus station in broad daylight.

Employ a light switcher-on-and-offe
r.

Position to be financed by the money saved from not wasting electricity.

Or, better still, buy some old geezer a couple of pints to fit a photosensitive switch, costing five bob from Radio Spares.

The money saved in electricity could then fund some care jobs, which have been done away with, because of the cuts.

Cuts, which have become necessary, because of a failure to do sensible, common sense things like the above, that do not take a genius to work out what to do in the first place.


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. Turn off the lights at the bus station in broad daylight. Employ a light switcher-on-and-offe r. Position to be financed by the money saved from not wasting electricity. Or, better still, buy some old geezer a couple of pints to fit a photosensitive switch, costing five bob from Radio Spares. The money saved in electricity could then fund some care jobs, which have been done away with, because of the cuts. Cuts, which have become necessary, because of a failure to do sensible, common sense things like the above, that do not take a genius to work out what to do in the first place. . Ian (Mac) MacKinlay
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3:35pm Tue 20 May 14

Ian (Mac) MacKinlay says...

I suppose the line, in my post above, which has the last letter, a letter "r" on the next line, has been curtailed by the Argus Comments computer software, because "it thinks" the perfectly valid, short sentence is a hyperlink, which for no very good reason, the Argus Comments computer software likes chopping up into little bits, adding confusing and unwanted spaces in the process, to the annoyance of the posters, and thereby preventing the easy copying and pasting of links.
I suppose the line, in my post above, which has the last letter, a letter "r" on the next line, has been curtailed by the Argus Comments computer software, because "it thinks" the perfectly valid, short sentence is a hyperlink, which for no very good reason, the Argus Comments computer software likes chopping up into little bits, adding confusing and unwanted spaces in the process, to the annoyance of the posters, and thereby preventing the easy copying and pasting of links. Ian (Mac) MacKinlay
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4:46pm Tue 20 May 14

Ian (Mac) MacKinlay says...

Ian (Mac) MacKinlay wrote:
I suppose the line, in my post above, which has the last letter, a letter "r" on the next line, has been curtailed by the Argus Comments computer software, because "it thinks" the perfectly valid, short sentence is a hyperlink, which for no very good reason, the Argus Comments computer software likes chopping up into little bits, adding confusing and unwanted spaces in the process, to the annoyance of the posters, and thereby preventing the easy copying and pasting of links.
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I have to admit that, the suggestion above, that there is some connection between the explanation for the final "r" being forced onto another line, and the treatment of hyperlinks, by this website, may be simply wrong, or at least, the truth is a lot more complicated.

The curtailed line, "switcher-on-and-off
e" , (sic), is indeed twenty characters long, which is the same length as the curtailed hyperlinks.

The system does appear to have allowed the "bit" in front: "Employ a light ", however.

This part-line is fifteen characters long including spaces, including the one on the end.

Any ideas anyone, what the problem and explanation is?


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[quote][p][bold]Ian (Mac) MacKinlay[/bold] wrote: I suppose the line, in my post above, which has the last letter, a letter "r" on the next line, has been curtailed by the Argus Comments computer software, because "it thinks" the perfectly valid, short sentence is a hyperlink, which for no very good reason, the Argus Comments computer software likes chopping up into little bits, adding confusing and unwanted spaces in the process, to the annoyance of the posters, and thereby preventing the easy copying and pasting of links.[/p][/quote]. I have to admit that, the suggestion above, that there is some connection between the explanation for the final "r" being forced onto another line, and the treatment of hyperlinks, by this website, may be simply wrong, or at least, the truth is a lot more complicated. The curtailed line, "switcher-on-and-off e" , (sic), is indeed twenty characters long, which is the same length as the curtailed hyperlinks. The system does appear to have allowed the "bit" in front: "Employ a light ", however. This part-line is fifteen characters long including spaces, including the one on the end. Any ideas anyone, what the problem and explanation is? . Ian (Mac) MacKinlay
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4:50pm Tue 20 May 14

Ian (Mac) MacKinlay says...

Ian (Mac) MacKinlay wrote:
Ian (Mac) MacKinlay wrote:
I suppose the line, in my post above, which has the last letter, a letter "r" on the next line, has been curtailed by the Argus Comments computer software, because "it thinks" the perfectly valid, short sentence is a hyperlink, which for no very good reason, the Argus Comments computer software likes chopping up into little bits, adding confusing and unwanted spaces in the process, to the annoyance of the posters, and thereby preventing the easy copying and pasting of links.
.


I have to admit that, the suggestion above, that there is some connection between the explanation for the final "r" being forced onto another line, and the treatment of hyperlinks, by this website, may be simply wrong, or at least, the truth is a lot more complicated.

The curtailed line, "switcher-on-and-off

e" , (sic), is indeed twenty characters long, which is the same length as the curtailed hyperlinks.

The system does appear to have allowed the "bit" in front: "Employ a light ", however.

This part-line is fifteen characters long including spaces, including the one on the end.

Any ideas anyone, what the problem and explanation is?


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Ah!

That's interesting.

I wrote the above and then posted it.

i.e. I clicked the "Post Comment" button.

And look what has happened.


This:


"switcher-on-and-off

e"



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[quote][p][bold]Ian (Mac) MacKinlay[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ian (Mac) MacKinlay[/bold] wrote: I suppose the line, in my post above, which has the last letter, a letter "r" on the next line, has been curtailed by the Argus Comments computer software, because "it thinks" the perfectly valid, short sentence is a hyperlink, which for no very good reason, the Argus Comments computer software likes chopping up into little bits, adding confusing and unwanted spaces in the process, to the annoyance of the posters, and thereby preventing the easy copying and pasting of links.[/p][/quote]. I have to admit that, the suggestion above, that there is some connection between the explanation for the final "r" being forced onto another line, and the treatment of hyperlinks, by this website, may be simply wrong, or at least, the truth is a lot more complicated. The curtailed line, "switcher-on-and-off e" , (sic), is indeed twenty characters long, which is the same length as the curtailed hyperlinks. The system does appear to have allowed the "bit" in front: "Employ a light ", however. This part-line is fifteen characters long including spaces, including the one on the end. Any ideas anyone, what the problem and explanation is? .[/p][/quote]Ah! That's interesting. I wrote the above and then posted it. i.e. I clicked the "Post Comment" button. And look what has happened. This: "switcher-on-and-off e" . Ian (Mac) MacKinlay
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4:51pm Tue 20 May 14

Ian (Mac) MacKinlay says...

Ian (Mac) MacKinlay wrote:
Ian (Mac) MacKinlay wrote:
Ian (Mac) MacKinlay wrote:
I suppose the line, in my post above, which has the last letter, a letter "r" on the next line, has been curtailed by the Argus Comments computer software, because "it thinks" the perfectly valid, short sentence is a hyperlink, which for no very good reason, the Argus Comments computer software likes chopping up into little bits, adding confusing and unwanted spaces in the process, to the annoyance of the posters, and thereby preventing the easy copying and pasting of links.
.


I have to admit that, the suggestion above, that there is some connection between the explanation for the final "r" being forced onto another line, and the treatment of hyperlinks, by this website, may be simply wrong, or at least, the truth is a lot more complicated.

The curtailed line, "switcher-on-and-off


e" , (sic), is indeed twenty characters long, which is the same length as the curtailed hyperlinks.

The system does appear to have allowed the "bit" in front: "Employ a light ", however.

This part-line is fifteen characters long including spaces, including the one on the end.

Any ideas anyone, what the problem and explanation is?


.
Ah!

That's interesting.

I wrote the above and then posted it.

i.e. I clicked the "Post Comment" button.

And look what has happened.


This:


"switcher-on-and-off


e"



.
I rest my case.
[quote][p][bold]Ian (Mac) MacKinlay[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ian (Mac) MacKinlay[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ian (Mac) MacKinlay[/bold] wrote: I suppose the line, in my post above, which has the last letter, a letter "r" on the next line, has been curtailed by the Argus Comments computer software, because "it thinks" the perfectly valid, short sentence is a hyperlink, which for no very good reason, the Argus Comments computer software likes chopping up into little bits, adding confusing and unwanted spaces in the process, to the annoyance of the posters, and thereby preventing the easy copying and pasting of links.[/p][/quote]. I have to admit that, the suggestion above, that there is some connection between the explanation for the final "r" being forced onto another line, and the treatment of hyperlinks, by this website, may be simply wrong, or at least, the truth is a lot more complicated. The curtailed line, "switcher-on-and-off e" , (sic), is indeed twenty characters long, which is the same length as the curtailed hyperlinks. The system does appear to have allowed the "bit" in front: "Employ a light ", however. This part-line is fifteen characters long including spaces, including the one on the end. Any ideas anyone, what the problem and explanation is? .[/p][/quote]Ah! That's interesting. I wrote the above and then posted it. i.e. I clicked the "Post Comment" button. And look what has happened. This: "switcher-on-and-off e" .[/p][/quote]I rest my case. Ian (Mac) MacKinlay
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