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#46921 OFFLINE   dozeydustman

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 09:18 AM

More from the archives of Thames TV. With bonus Column shift action and Thames fanfare

 


Dream shite.

Talbot Sunbeam 1.6 - Shove-it - Viva HC - Samba - Triumph Dolly - Triumph 2000 - Avenger - Pug 205 with a suitcase engine - AEC Mammoth Major - Hillman Hunter - Allegro - another Simca would be nice as well - any 80's Peugeot - Routemaster


#46922 OFFLINE   Parky

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 09:52 AM

Ctrl+A?


Already tried that, won’t have it for some reason!

#46923 OFFLINE   BavarianRetro

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 10:29 AM

"Edit"
"Select All"?

#46924 OFFLINE   Exiled_Tat_Gatherer

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 10:36 AM

Import it into Excel...... set delimiter and bosh.

On a 'couldn't get the phone out fast enough' moment. A gen-yew-whine Bugatti Veyron just trundled past. Surprisingly quieter than I'd have thought....... but great to see it being used on a normal road by some guy who obviously is winning at something. Kids at lights were going mental so he blapped it a bit...... my bits fizzed
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#46925 OFFLINE   SiC

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 12:35 PM

I have a massive file to copy and paste into another. It’s a list of about a quarter of a million phone numbers!

The file isn’t on excel so I can’t just select and copy the column, it’s on notepad for some reason (some people think it is cutting edge, Ho hum) so I need to sit here holding shift and page up. For a long time.

Got bored with that so in true autoshite fashion I came up with a cheap engineering fix. One bolt on the shift key, another on the page up key, and a phone resting on each to maintain the pressure. I can now sit and watch The Protectors instead!


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#46926 OFFLINE   Parky

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 01:02 PM

Tried all that, problem is the file is too big so am having to extract 10% at a time onto excel.

Painful. Nearly done though

#46927 OFFLINE   beko1987

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 01:58 PM

Notepad++ might play a bit nicer with it?


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 03:12 PM

Rename it .csv and open directly in excel, then save as a spreadsheet?
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Posted 16 May 2018 - 03:39 PM

Using the 1993 Rhonda 416 as a daily since starting my new job last week.
Hard to actually put into words, but using the car properly as a daily work car rather than just as a 'hobby car' is liberating and refreshing. Light, agile and eager as a puppy. It has everything it needs and nothing it doesn't!
Great visibility due to the large areas of glass, easy to drive and park, large boot for tools etc, key opens doors and locks them again without plips and battery worries, incredibly easy to drive due to aforementioned lightness and lack of the physical size and bulk of modern cars.
Am left wondering if progress has been made at all in the overall useability of cars since the 1990's.
Safety? Possibly, but anything else is a "maybe" IMHO.
Even actually winding down the windows manually isn't actually that difficult.

I know what I am trying to say...
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Posted 16 May 2018 - 03:42 PM

Shouldn't really laugh as it must be shit to happen, but I did LOL a bit at this earlier on the way to my lad's house...

 

 

 32644690_1829144854048129_10597764586641


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 03:52 PM

A former colleague was once overtaken,in his Volvo Amazon, by his powerboat on its trailer, before it did similar on Cowbridge Road in Cardiff. The hitch part of the trailer had taken too many dunkings in salt water and rusted through
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Posted 16 May 2018 - 04:27 PM

Not a good day for the boat owner, that looks like the original Ski Nautique USA built trailer which are not legal on UK roads. Part of that is they usually have a 2inch hitch rather than 50mm which could explain why it came off....


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 04:30 PM

Shouldn't really laugh as it must be shit to happen, but I did LOL a bit at this earlier on the way to my lad's house...

 

 

 https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t...

 

something something hedgefund something


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#46934 OFFLINE   PhilA

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 05:24 PM

Not a good day for the boat owner, that looks like the original Ski Nautique USA built trailer which are not legal on UK roads. Part of that is they usually have a 2inch hitch rather than 50mm which could explain why it came off....

What's the other part of the reason for them being illegal to use in the UK? I'm curious.

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#46935 OFFLINE   somewhatfoolish

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 05:30 PM

Septic trailers sometimes have electric brakes which are verboten in the UK for reasons beyond logic, possibly also the requirement for auto-reverse brakes. If you swap the hitch to a 50mm one it will work, be safe and 99% of trafpol will ignore you if you behave and your towcar isn't a moving violation.


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 05:59 PM

I have a massive file to copy and paste into another. It’s a list of about a quarter of a million phone numbers!
The file isn’t on excel so I can’t just select and copy the column, it’s on notepad for some reason (some people think it is cutting edge, Ho hum) so I need to sit here holding shift and page up. For a long time.
Got bored with that so in true autoshite fashion I came up with a cheap engineering fix. One bolt on the shift key, another on the page up key, and a phone resting on each to maintain the pressure. I can now sit and watch The Protectors instead!



A Quarter of a million phone numbers!

Are you involved in some sort of junk marketing scam to defraud pensioners with fake double glazing?
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It always amuses me that e46s vie with the PT Cruiser as the car that's too shit for Autoshite, 

 

 


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 06:00 PM

A Quarter of a million phone numbers!

Are you involved in some sort of theshadow/Cavcraft marketing scam to defraud pensioners by buying their Vauxhalls for £2.50?


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#46938 OFFLINE   Supernaut

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 06:03 PM

A Quarter of a million phone numbers!

Are you involved in some sort of junk marketing scam to defraud pensioners with fake double glazing?


No, he tries to sell them new bathrooms.








*hears a BMW 330 roar into his street, followed by footsteps up the garden path, promptly gets punched*
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Posted 16 May 2018 - 06:05 PM

Had my mondeo on eBay for the last 5 days.

 

One guy contacted me to view and said he was very keen but then baulked as he couldn't insure it for his lad so no go.

 

Last night a woman came to view, brought her brother mechanic to check it over and took it round the block. 

 

Had it up for £1250.

 

Haggling went like this...

 

Her, I like it, would you take a grand for it?

 

Me, no, I can't take that big a hit on it. (Nearly said £1100)

 

Her, OK  £1250 it is. 

 

Ebay has redeemed it's self!!


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 06:07 PM

Septic trailers sometimes have electric brakes which are verboten in the UK for reasons beyond logic, possibly also the requirement for auto-reverse brakes. If you swap the hitch to a 50mm one it will work, be safe and 99% of trafpol will ignore you if you behave and your towcar isn't a moving violation.


How quaint.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 06:18 PM

No, he tries to sell them new bathrooms.*hears a BMW 330 roar into his street, followed by footsteps up the garden path, promptly gets punched*



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It always amuses me that e46s vie with the PT Cruiser as the car that's too shit for Autoshite, 

 

 


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 06:23 PM

I have a massive file to copy and paste into another. It’s a list of about a quarter of a million phone numbers!


Is it the AS members list of signed up autobots?
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Posted 16 May 2018 - 06:32 PM

I have a massive file to copy and paste into another. It’s a list of about a quarter of a million phone numbers!

The file isn’t on excel so I can’t just select and copy the column, it’s on notepad for some reason (some people think it is cutting edge, Ho hum) so I need to sit here holding shift and page up. For a long time.

Got bored with that so in true autoshite fashion I came up with a cheap engineering fix. One bolt on the shift key, another on the page up key, and a phone resting on each to maintain the pressure. I can now sit and watch The Protectors instead!

Why did you not use the nodding bird? It worked so well for Homer Simpson .

You aren't working at GCHQ by any chance, are you?
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Posted 16 May 2018 - 07:56 PM

I may be in this month’s practical classics.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 07:59 PM

That is some JPEG artificating in that picture! It's like being back on the internet in 2001, while on freeserve dialup.
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Posted 16 May 2018 - 08:15 PM

Dollywobbler is looking a bit rough these days...

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It always amuses me that e46s vie with the PT Cruiser as the car that's too shit for Autoshite, 

 

 


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 08:26 PM

Dollywobbler is looking a bit rough these days...
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That’s my friend Ragnar! A lovely chap ( these days).

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 09:38 PM

On a 'couldn't get the phone out fast enough' moment. A gen-yew-whine Bugatti Veyron just trundled past. Surprisingly quieter than I'd have thought....... but great to see it being used on a normal road by some guy who obviously is winning at something. Kids at lights were going mental so he blapped it a bit...... my bits fizzed

Only time I've ever seen a Veyron on the road was about 9 years ago in a particularly wealthy part of Surrey.  It was waiting at a set of lights on a NSL dual carriageway.  Behind it was a late '80s Porsche 91, and behind that was me in a 1983 Renault 5 TL.

 

Lights went green, all three of us nailed it, and I was honestly closer to staying with the 911 in my 1108cc Renault than he was to keeping up with the Bugatti.  Extraordinary machine.


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 09:45 PM

And from p eye today...

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 10:12 PM

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