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On the end of our honeymoon a couple of years ago we ended up in LA. Took 4hrs to cover 10 miles but that's another story. Traffic did the usual waves of high speed to almost stationary. Virtually everytime it happened there was a bump somewhere. I even had to make a dash into another lane to avoid a F150 hitting into the back of us who couldn't stop as quick. Must have witnessed 6 bumps in that time. Yes there was an awful lot of cars on 6+ lane highways, so the probability will be higher but still. 

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Another can't be fucking arsed day.

Washed the car, was going to wax and polish it. Now I can't be arsed.

 

Got the vinyl stripes out I bought for it months ago.

Looked at the instructions again, yep fuck that too. Currently I'd rather drink bleach than piss around on my drive while people gawp at me like I'm from the moon.

 

I'll probably go upstairs in a bit and waste the rest of the day watching YouTube.

 

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I think we had the 'debate' on here before about left on red - the DfT have looked into it before but concluded that it would lead to accidents because people are fucking idiots (I'm paraphrasing a bit). 

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1 hour ago, SiC said:

On the end of our honeymoon a couple of years ago we ended up in LA. Took 4hrs to cover 10 miles but that's another story. Traffic did the usual waves of high speed to almost stationary. Virtually everytime it happened there was a bump somewhere. I even had to make a dash into another lane to avoid a F150 hitting into the back of us who couldn't stop as quick. Must have witnessed 6 bumps in that time. Yes there was an awful lot of cars on 6+ lane highways, so the probability will be higher but still. 

I feel ya m8.  If I never have to drive in LA again it'll be too soon.

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3 hours ago, cort1977 said:

Not sure where you were but driving in American cities is appalling, insane lane changes, driving inches off your bumper, speeding up to block you changing lanes, on the phone all the time.  Driving out of the cities is OK but that's true of most places.

Do agree that passing on both sides and left on red would both be changes for the better but unlikely to happen as the British objection to 'undertaking' is so deep-seated.

Orlando and then down around around Tampa to Sarasota.  Roads were always pretty busy and normally 3/4/5 lanes wide.  Even the shitty lesser city roads have two lanes as a minimum.  About 900 miles covered in a big, cluck off Chevy Tahoe :) Nice V8 grumble

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Oh and today I've just done 200 miles up and down the M1 to that there London and I can confirm that UK motorways are still crap.  Plenty of people undertaking all the doofers in Lane 3 that won't move over at 65/70mph.  Don't get me started on smart motorways and those bloody gantry speed signs that change from 50 to 60 to 40 to 70 to 50 to 40 to 60 to 40 to 70...............................every 100m.

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44 minutes ago, 72_square said:

Oh and today I've just done 200 miles up and down the M1 to that there London and I can confirm that UK motorways within 100 miles of London are still crap.  

 

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Work again!

Fuck me I will murder someone.  Today we are all sitting in a meet discussing some investments our guys have planned.  However the guy said “obviously this is all hush hush for the mo so don’t go telling your clients any names, etc”

Fair enough.  Information like that is normally embargoed and what am I going to do?  Tell our rivals and give them an edge?  I don’t think so.

Anyway, WeaselCunt (bosses new nickname) immediately sends around an email stating that “anyone caught revealing this information will be subject to disciplinary procedures and probable dismissal”.   I mean what the fuck?  I am tempted to go to HR and complain that he is questioning my professional integrity with absolutely no grounds to do so.  Might get one or two of the others involved.  

Probably best watch “Mutiny on the Bounty” first so I know what I am doing.  Or “Mutiny on the Buses”, probably just as useful.

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My new car (not new) is on hold, not permanant hold just a hold while the front bumper twat head dealer buggered is repaired.  Proving to be more than just sand down and repaint just like I suspected. Also, the CLK has departed the household and is already sadly missed. :(  New owner seems happy though, the git!  :)  

But as I whinged and whined (something I am really good at) I am getting a loan car on Thursday or Friday. Now this dealer has all sorts up to V12 Aston Martins, wonder if the loaner will be one of them?

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2 hours ago, plasticvandan said:

There's a C15 come up for sale 3 miles away,mot til Nov,£250 the grump is its almost certainly rotten and I can't weld

Is that the one in pershore? I went to look at it for spares for mine but it wasn't worth the money just to break it. The parts I wanted where no better than mine. Cab roof was stoved in as he had stood on it. I'd have loved the roof rack of it though. Rear doors wouldn't shut properly as mechanism was bent. Drove ok, brakes needed a good shove. I walked away for once as I had an attack of common sense.

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On 8/12/2019 at 8:24 PM, HillmanImp said:

I'm neck deep in a big project that it about to go a bit wrong. Not terribly wrong on the scale of things but it's one of those things that 'important' people will latch onto and complain about to people whose job it is to suck up to 'important' people and pander to their impossible demands. 

The issue has arisen as I was delivering a bit of software to the live environment but it was delayed because, you know things just don't always go as planned. I worked out what the issues were and set about amending them but I got loads of grief off the people that suck up to 'important' people, that I reluctantly pushed it through to live knowing there were issues but with limited impact to that particular project.

Turns out on another project (the one that's about to got a bit tits up), because they both share code it does have a bit of an impact. Fuck oh, well. I'll have to get the original code amended to get it to run for these 800 or so clients. It won't take long.

Oh, apparently we 'don't have time' say the people whose job it is to suck up to 'important' people as they've promised something without checking if it was possible first.  'Why wasn't this sorted before it was delivered to live' they ask. Apparently because 'you told me to deliver it as it was' isn't a good enough answer.

Whats annoying is it's not even my job to do this. I just picked it up as I was the best person to get it to where it is now. So to compound the issue when my manager finds out they'll read me the riot act for even getting involved.

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On 8/12/2019 at 9:31 AM, Sir Chocolate Teapot said:

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The writing implies comfort

Quite literally "does it my arse !"

Are ones like this not for the purpose of accommodating lady parts?

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9 hours ago, dean36014 said:

Is that the one in pershore? I went to look at it for spares for mine but it wasn't worth the money just to break it. The parts I wanted where no better than mine. Cab roof was stoved in as he had stood on it. I'd have loved the roof rack of it though. Rear doors wouldn't shut properly as mechanism was bent. Drove ok, brakes needed a good shove. I walked away for once as I had an attack of common sense.

Thanks for the road test! :-)

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Would the rain please have the common decency to stay outside?  Please...

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The flashing over the conservatory is stuffed.

When the wind is in just the right direction you get water in behind the wood panelling and this happens.

It also leaks like a sieve out there, but that's less of an issue as it stays outside the actual house at least.

I have been trying to get it fixed since 2014. 

So far the only people willing to touch it were a bunch of cowboys who made it worse and fleeced us to the tune of £1600.

It's too unusual a structure for any domestic roofers to touch, and none of the commercial guys will touch us because we're not a trade customer.  It's utterly maddening.

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6 minutes ago, Tamworthbay said:

Does anyone know any cures for severe travel sickness? I got caught in the Hurricane on the North Sea on Saturday and still feel utterly shit four days later.

From memory, travel sickness is one of the things Phenergan is used to treat.

Be aware though that it can make you really drowsy (insomnia is what it's used to treat in our household), so keep that in mind.

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The radio has been on in our open plan office all morning. Have never given too much thought to it, apart from thinking it's shit.

It's tuned into Clyde 1, a commercial station and it's absolute brain damage. Constant advertising that all feeds on fear, shite tunes, vapid opinion and awful generic music in between. 

Away home at lunchtime to get my headphones! 

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10 minutes ago, Zelandeth said:

From memory, travel sickness is one of the things Phenergan is used to treat.

Be aware though that it can make you really drowsy (insomnia is what it's used to treat in our household), so keep that in mind.

Thanks, Can I get that over the counter? I was on Scopalamine which has worked before as I suffer due to injections I am on but it even beat that.

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41 minutes ago, davehedgehog31 said:

The radio has been on in our open plan office all morning. Have never given too much thought to it, apart from thinking it's shit.

It's tuned into Clyde 1, a commercial station and it's absolute brain damage. Constant advertising that all feeds on fear, shite tunes, vapid opinion and awful generic music in between. 

Away home at lunchtime to get my headphones! 

Clyde 2 was about all I could tune into on the Acclaim's AM radio. Music selection was alright but they only played about 50 tracks and the adverts were maddening.

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57 minutes ago, Tamworthbay said:

Thanks, Can I get that over the counter? I was on Scopalamine which has worked before as I suffer due to injections I am on but it even beat that.

Yep, though it's a bit of a pain to find sometimes as only larger pharmacies seem to stock it and even then it's a bit hit and miss.

It's a general purpose antihistamine, but is one of those meds which seems to be used for a plethora of different conditions.

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Plumbing company engaged in some work for a house further down the road dumped an old boiler or something similar in the road the other day, took it out of his van and just left it there behind his van. Got the details of the van and stuffs on the CCTV. Cunts.

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