One person – nodrog60 – has an issue with advice he was given over the phone by ns&i. As a result he thinks the interest on his investment will be a pittance. Amongst many others one person – ND – has been very helpful and given a concise reply explaining why he should get a better return. He has not just made what would amount to a passing remark like, “You should read the brochure.” he has understood how it is that people have genuine difficulty understanding these arrangements and carefully laid out his explanation in detail with arithmetic and examples so we can all see his point of view. Continue reading “ns&i index linked bonds”
The Caernarfon Swing Bridge is found crossing the River Seiont adjacent Caernarfon Castle. The town of Caernarfon is a beautiful clean Royal Town in the summer sun, sitting on the northwest coast of Wales just south of Anglesey. Unfortunately tidal rivers rarely look nice especially when the low tide exposes the mud. If you look carefully at the River Seiont on the left you will at least see through the water to the muddy bottom. This is the view looking up river from the mouth by Caernarfon Castle.
You may notice how the indicator light in your mains sockets and switches dims with time and wonder why. These lights are usually small neon bulbs which glow when a small alternating current of 1 or 2mA passes through them. These bulbs are filled with neon gas which glows red when a current passes through it. There is no filament and no heating element. Neon is an inert gas which glows with an orangey red colour in these bulbs. If the current is too high or the electrodes are made of an unsuitable metal the metal evaporates from the surface of the electrodes and condenses on the inside of the glass bulb, making it opaque, so the light output dims as the glass gets covered.