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    Walkie Talkie developers build screen to stop 'death ray' The Guardian

    Shield is erected after shops in City of London complain of burning carpets and melted furniture

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    I have to say, I think this bit is priceless.

    "This solution should minimise the impact on the local area over the next two to three weeks, after which time the phenomenon is expected to have disappeared," they said in a statement, blaming the problem on "the current elevation of the sun in the sky" – rather than the design of their building.
    So for the long-term are they planning to fix the elevation of the sun in the sky?

    Looking forward to the repeat stories next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesb View Post
    So for the long-term are they planning to fix the elevation of the sun in the sky?
    Simple. We are not due for another good summer until 2024.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesb View Post
    I have to say, I think this bit is priceless.



    So for the long-term are they planning to fix the elevation of the sun in the sky?

    Looking forward to the repeat stories next year.
    perhaps they plan to move London to a different latitude lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    perhaps they plan to move London to a different latitude lol
    We are not moving

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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    We are not moving
    come on how cool would that building look reflecting the northern lights?

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    Lol how long have you lived there John? 5 minutes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    Lol how long have you lived there John? 5 minutes?
    That's what I was thinking

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    Long enough to know its warmer here than up north, first time I'm not feeling cold in September and needing to have the heating on / sit in loads of layers. However it is a bit too hot at times

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    Lol how long have you lived there John? 5 minutes?
    He is ours now. One more drawn to the big city!

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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    Long enough to know its warmer here than up north, first time I'm not feeling cold in September and needing to have the heating on / sit in loads of layers. However it is a bit too hot at times
    It is not cold up here! Admittedly we are having our annual 'Break out the jumpers' festival next week, but it's still quite mild
    You're getting soft John! Wait til London gets it's annual 5mm of snow and everything grinds to a halt, then you'll be remembering just what winter weather is really like in the Dales!

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    The center very rarely gets any snow, but as 90% of the daily population of the centre comes from the outskirts.. where it DOES snow.
    and since 5mm of snow is enough for most "modern" rail networks to just roll over and give up!
    It is pretty much a moot point

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    They have gotten better at handling snow though. It's a yearly occurance so everyone is tooled up and prepared to avoid more bad press from clogged roads and rails.

    Plus I think there are plans to convert the three rail corridors in the south to overhead power which helps with ice-related breakdowns.

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