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#69811 ONLINE   sierraman

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 08:14 PM

Latin wasn't even an option at my school. If you failed languages you got a choice of doing motorcycle maintenance or bricklaying.
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#69812 OFFLINE   The Moog

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 08:18 PM

Oh boy do Pumas rot. I knew the rear arches needed work (they all do that sir) but the muppet who ‘repaired’ it obviously bought a 5 litre tin of wob and was determined to use as much as possible. Within ten minutes there was more white powder around than on David Cameron’s stag night.

How you repairing them?

I need to take mine back to metal, treat it and then was getting ready to win.

I know you can use pug 206 front wings

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#69813 OFFLINE   Tamworthbay

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 08:32 PM

How you repairing them?
I need to take mine back to metal, treat it and then was getting ready to win.
I know you can use pug 206 front wings

Yup, it’s the 206 wing trick I am hoping will work. Inner wings/ rear wheel arch is going to need some work as well. As will both sills, one I knew about, one LOOKED good but oh boy was I wrong. This will end up being the most expensive free car I have ever had I think.
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#69814 OFFLINE   beko1987

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 08:51 PM

Then check the floor at the front of the car... My rear Arch had rotted through to the inside of the car!
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Posted 12 January 2018 - 08:53 PM

Latin wasn't even an option at my school. If you failed languages you got a choice of doing motorcycle maintenance or bricklaying.


I wish I'd gone to your school, either of those would have been far more use to me.

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 09:30 PM

Turn off either 2.4 or 5ghz wireless at the router.


It's the main PC and is wired into the router though.

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 09:33 PM

I've just eaten half a Christmas cake with a tin of custard, I feel a bit sick now...
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#69818 OFFLINE   chaseracer

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 09:50 PM

Alea iacta est

 

Nil illegitimae carborundum, as my grandad used to say...


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#69819 OFFLINE   The Moog

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 10:01 PM

Yup, it’s the 206 wing trick I am hoping will work. Inner wings/ rear wheel arch is going to need some work as well. As will both sills, one I knew about, one LOOKED good but oh boy was I wrong. This will end up being the most expensive free car I have ever had I think.

I reckon my puma is at the point that someone needs to chuck money at it and it will last a long time. Or take route of bare minimum spend for it to last another couple of years.

Make sure you post up pics of the repair.

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 10:04 PM

Turn off either 2.4 or 5ghz wireless at the router. A few mates at work have had the same thing & it seems their devices were swapping between the two wifis & stuttering as constantly having to rebuffer on the new connection. Oddly it only broke youtube for them too.


If they are traffic shaping - would a VPN be the cure?
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#69821 OFFLINE   Tamworthbay

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 10:19 PM

I reckon my puma is at the point that someone needs to chuck money at it and it will last a long time. Or take route of bare minimum spend for it to last another couple of years.
Make sure you post up pics of the repair.

Will do, may be a while as it’s a fill in when I can’t get on the Capri so will be pushed back once the weather improves and I can get some paint going.
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Posted 12 January 2018 - 10:22 PM

Good job I don't need to catch a train today or tomorrow as some twunt thought it would be funny to start a fire in the lady's loo...

 

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 10:57 PM

Nil illegitimae carborundum, as my grandad used to say...

Et tu, Brute? Et tu?
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F*ck your Honda Civic, I've a horse outside,
F*ck your Subaru, I have a horse outside.
And f*ck your Mitsubishi, I've a horse outside,
If you're lookin' for a ride, I've got a horse outside

#69824 ONLINE   Mr_Bo11ox

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 10:59 PM

listen to you leathery old goats moaning about kids of today and bemoaning ther lack of latin skills!!!! SRSLY?


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Posted 12 January 2018 - 11:07 PM

I think it's great. It's so out of step with society, it's beautiful!
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Posted 12 January 2018 - 11:16 PM

Good job I don't need to catch a train today or tomorrow as some twunt thought it would be funny to start a fire in the lady's loo...

 

 

That was one hell of a curry


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#69827 OFFLINE   Tadhg Tiogar

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 11:17 PM

listen to you leathery old goats moaning about kids of today and bemoaning ther lack of latin skills!!!! SRSLY?

 

Some of us might actually be younger than you...  ;-)


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F*ck your Subaru, I have a horse outside.
And f*ck your Mitsubishi, I've a horse outside,
If you're lookin' for a ride, I've got a horse outside

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 11:19 PM

We did Latin, German and French at school (oh, and English natch :)  ) and I was seriously shit at all three. French I had an excuse as the teacher was young, blonde and effin' gorgeous. She drove a Spitfire and we all called her 'Miss Bumfluff'. Her name was Miss Barnforth. I was in the top set at school and came dead bottom in the end of year exams in French (26%) as I just spent the entire lessons drooling and dreaming about her.

 

Nothing changes :)


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#69829 OFFLINE   Pillock

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 11:32 PM

There's absolutely no way any schools should be teaching latin unless it's some sort of punishment. I want to see a list of jobs you'd be better at if you got an A* in GCSE Dead Languages. 


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Posted 12 January 2018 - 11:40 PM

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"I promised her I would waxoyl her Polo"


#69831 OFFLINE   Tadhg Tiogar

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 11:57 PM

full-time professional internet moaner

 

....said he, carrying a photo of Nigel Farage as his avatar  :mrgreen:


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F*ck your Honda Civic, I've a horse outside,
F*ck your Subaru, I have a horse outside.
And f*ck your Mitsubishi, I've a horse outside,
If you're lookin' for a ride, I've got a horse outside

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 12:02 AM

It's the main PC and is wired into the router though.

Well in that case ya fucked :D


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Posted 13 January 2018 - 12:42 AM

Daughter was just onto BT about her bill [paid yesterday with her BT payment card=cash payment clear on the app] and was (surprise...) speaking to India.

Got not a semblance of understanding of her clearly expressed + explained query.

Like >> APP... ?? On my Phone here... No, not my computer, on my phone - my BT A..P..P ?? No.. (loop :/ )

She asked "could I speak to an English person, who might understand me more clearly? A Supervisor then?? NO >> I'm NOT being racist!! I wish to speak to someone who will understand me clearly..."

She gave up - rang off - started a 'text chat' and sorted in half a minute..
She isn't that Geordie twangger :(


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As to speak to someone who can speak Welsh. Any company who has more than 50k customers in the UK has to have Welsh speakers. They just get confused, and pass you back to the UK.

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 12:54 AM

....said he, carrying a photo of Nigel Farage as his avatar  :mrgreen:


Yes, with TWAT superimposed over the top.
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What we need is more poo brown cars.


Lukas, shaking his head


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Posted 13 January 2018 - 12:59 AM

Er....is the Clio one of the ones where you have to practically remove the entire front end of the car just to get at the headlight?

I think that is the Megane, as I have one of the fuckers. Get in through the wheel arch, but Renault recommend bumper removal. I have it down to 10 minutes.

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 12:59 AM

Yes, with TWAT superimposed over the top.


Looks like half-a-twat!
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F*ck your Subaru, I have a horse outside.
And f*ck your Mitsubishi, I've a horse outside,
If you're lookin' for a ride, I've got a horse outside

#69837 OFFLINE   alcyonecorporation

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 01:11 AM

Looks like half-a-twat!


No, he's a full shilling fanny, make no bones about it.
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What we need is more poo brown cars.


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Posted 13 January 2018 - 07:09 AM

I'm a plumber and have been since I left school in 1988. I have been corgi/gas safe all this time since they brought out acops (acs now) in the early 90's. where do the pompous boiler installers/service/repair guys get the right to call themselves engineers? I thought you needed a degree to be an engineer. My son is currently finishing his A levels with a view to becoming an engineer at uni. It's a small point but it winds me up when other 'plumbers' call themselves engineers.

It's not just in our trade either.



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Posted 13 January 2018 - 07:26 AM

If only you could speak Latin..
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Posted 13 January 2018 - 08:30 AM

Ap Pro po achieving surround sound.

Well you ought to have a basic grasp of Latin if you are going to work in Currys.

Alan Partridge.



I never did any Latin, nor would I as the 14 year old me would have dismissed it as bloody pointless.
Even now I understand why it could be useful as a basis for medicine or law careers and maybe the Times crossword but I bet 90% of students never discover an application for it.

Far better to teach kids how the financial system works, gross and net interest, how to compare loans, what your payslip actually means, profit and loss, investment, pensions etc.
I'm sure most teenagers leave school financially clueless.
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