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In this wonderful age of technology, how come nobody has invented a device that sends varying degrees of electrical shocks to people via their computer? Maybe starting with a cheeky little 15 volter for asking 'WERE R U M8' when you've already stated it on your advert, right up to 35,000 fucking megatron watts right in the knackers to someone who asks a series of less and less understandable messages, culminating into what looks like an 6 week old hedgehog on acid has fallen onto a keyboard and pressed 'send'.

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13 minutes ago, Cavcraft said:

In this wonderful age of technology, how come nobody has invented a device that sends varying degrees of electrical shocks to people via their computer? Maybe starting with a cheeky little 15 volter for asking 'WERE R U M8' when you've already stated it on your advert, right up to 35,000 fucking megatron watts right in the knackers to someone who asks a series of less and less understandable messages, culminating into what looks like an 6 week old hedgehog on acid has fallen onto a keyboard and pressed 'send'.

M8 is dis grump still 4 sale? 2nite 20 cash yeah? 

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4 hours ago, Kiltox said:

How long is the contract? If the end date is before April 6 they shouldn’t be making a status determination, you should. 

Obviously if it’s inside, it’s inside. 

12 months.  Might suggest, that they make it until April, and suggest changes to working practise.  I don't do being micro managed, so there are other issues other than tax that concern me a little.  I like not being an employee, because it allows me a certain level of autonomy on how I do the work. 

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Got up to make a cuppa, yawned and my front tooth fell out! It had been a tad loose for a while, but not that loose... It's a reet bugger this getting old lark, things falling apart and now, dropping out without prior notice.

Just phoned a guy not far away and he's gonna have a look at sticking it back in, cement and a bit of plaster, possibly a few wood screws and it'll last e thru Christmas... I hope!

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9 minutes ago, xtriple said:

Got up to make a cuppa, yawned and my front tooth fell out! It had been a tad loose for a while, but not that loose... It's a reet bugger this getting old lark, things falling apart and now, dropping out without prior notice.

Just phoned a guy not far away and he's gonna have a look at sticking it back in, cement and a bit of plaster, possibly a few wood screws and it'll last e thru Christmas... I hope!

Bit of Aldilidle superglue and you will be reyt mate. DIY for under a pound. Just stay off the pork scratchings and don't yawn. Sorted.

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1 hour ago, xtriple said:

Got up to make a cuppa, yawned and my front tooth fell out! It had been a tad loose for a while, but not that loose... It's a reet bugger this getting old lark, things falling apart and now, dropping out without prior notice....

If it's any consolation, you've only lost the one. I've had two of my back teeth drop out - no blood or anything. Mind you, I think it might be my liking for wine over several years which might have contributed in no small way to the deterioration....

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Oh FFS...

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Just came downstairs from a shower to hear *drip...drip...drip...drip...* from the utility room.

Where the heck is that coming from?

Sadly the apparent source is somewhere under or behind the en suite shower...which has all been tiled in with no access provision by the prior owner of the house.

There goes the rest of my afternoon then.

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The fucking wheelie bin hasn’t been collected again!! Everyone else’s has, (including the neighbour’s bin which I took down at the same time). That’s 3 weeks now ours hasn’t been emptied.

Ive noticed on the route that loads of black bags haven’t been collected, normally they’ll take these even though they’re only meant to empty the wheelie bins but recently they’ve stopped taking them. Maybe they have a new team on who are applying the rules exactly/being awkward bastards/useless tossers (delete as applicable)

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2 minutes ago, Lankytim said:

The fucking wheelie bin hasn’t been collected again!! Everyone else’s has, (including the neighbour’s bin which I took down at the same time). That’s 3 weeks now ours hasn’t been emptied.

Ive noticed on the route that loads of black bags haven’t been collected, normally they’ll take these even though they’re only meant to empty the wheelie bins but recently they’ve stopped taking them. Maybe they have a new team on who are applying the rules exactly/being awkward bastards/useless tossers (delete as applicable)

I have always believed that councils and contractors are trying to slowly creep towards one bin collection per month, and then one every six weeks after that.

In other news, Barnet Council won't be collecting the green bin/garden waste again until Spring.....

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10 minutes ago, Lankytim said:

The fucking wheelie bin hasn’t been collected again!! Everyone else’s has, (including the neighbour’s bin which I took down at the same time). That’s 3 weeks now ours hasn’t been emptied.

Ive noticed on the route that loads of black bags haven’t been collected, normally they’ll take these even though they’re only meant to empty the wheelie bins but recently they’ve stopped taking them. Maybe they have a new team on who are applying the rules exactly/being awkward bastards/useless tossers (delete as applicable)

My daughter's wasn't emptied a couple of months ago.  She phoned to ask why and they said unsuitable items in it.

Some bugger had slung a load of crap in her bin - in plastic bags.

I unloaded the bin, burned a lot of the stuff in her incinerator, crushed the rest and it was only 1/4 full when I had finished.

Perhaps someone has dumped stuff in yours that they don't look the look of.

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16 minutes ago, myglaren said:

My daughter's wasn't emptied a couple of months ago.  She phoned to ask why and they said unsuitable items in it.

Some bugger had slung a load of crap in her bin - in plastic bags.

I unloaded the bin, burned a lot of the stuff in her incinerator, crushed the rest and it was only 1/4 full when I had finished.

Perhaps someone has dumped stuff in yours that they don't look the look of.

It's possible, but they leave an official looking note on the side saying why they haven't collected it. Nothing left in this case. I've been in touch with the council who have reported back saying that all bins were out and all have been emptied. I can't imagine i'm going to get any sort of good result out of this and will just have to wait another week. 

 

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Just a moan but open to suggestions.
Daughter had a new clutch fitted a few weeks back old one slipping.   After a bit she said it smelled of burning (the old one had too.
Took it back, presuming a dud release bearing.
It was the flywheel that had worn in the middle, leaving a narrow contact area around the circumference.
Unfortunately the garage owner went to India* the day I took it in. Dropped in a couple of days later and they showed me the flywheel and they were attempting to get a scrapyard replacement, which has proved to be difficult, the one thy did manage to get was too big.
Renault list them but can't supply them.   NFP.
Mister Auto seems to have some but probably not the right one, prices between £300 & £700 :(

Spoke to the garage owner, back from India and he has asked if I know of anyone who can skim the old clutch. I do know of one workshop near here, will try and contact them but have an unmissable appointment tomorrow, another day down the drain.
She is getting a bit agitated now, into the third week. At least she has a car from work.

 

*not Indian.

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7 hours ago, xtriple said:

Got up to make a cuppa, yawned and my front tooth fell out! It had been a tad loose for a while, but not that loose... It's a reet bugger this getting old lark, things falling apart and now, dropping out without prior notice.

Just phoned a guy not far away and he's gonna have a look at sticking it back in, cement and a bit of plaster, possibly a few wood screws and it'll last e thru Christmas... I hope!

Could be worse, you could unwittingly have won a Vauxhall.

Oh.....

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My grump is a first world problem. I usually work afternoons only, but had to get to work at the criminally unheard of time of 10.15am to attend a mandatory training session.

So not only was I dazed and confused getting up at (to me) silly o'clock (I normally fall out of my bed at around 10.30), I then had to clear up my cat's toilet explosions during the night which naturally evaded the litter tray, then I had to defrost the 620, which steadfastedly refused to even let me put the key in the door lock. Then driving into work, the low sun burned holes in my retinas.

Understandably my retort to my colleague's cheery good morning was a firm but fair 'Fuck off'.

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Just been in getting the new tyres fitted to the Xantia...while this was being done I had a look around.

She also needs front pads soon, the exhaust has somehow escaped the rearmost hanger, and one of the rear discs is knackered (looks like the calipers are doing the dodgy alignment thing they're fond of on Xantias).

So that's probably going to be another hundred quid on the bill from BL later in the week...

 

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To put my tooth to bed, Vision dental lab sorted out a new tooth onto my plate in two hours. Cost £40 but so what at least it filled the gap :) But, the cold weather has absolutely killed me today, my AS does not like cold weather and by the crin, it really didn't like today. Absolute bloody agony. Got home, tired and my left shoulder feels like its going to explode so many many Paracetamol (to go with the constant Fentanyl) and then a dose of morphine cos it just wasn't shifting it.

This is the first really cold day (and by 'up North' standards, mid summer) so I am not looking forward to the next few months.

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15 hours ago, myglaren said:

Just a moan but open to suggestions.
Daughter had a new clutch fitted a few weeks back old one slipping.   After a bit she said it smelled of burning (the old one had too.
Took it back, presuming a dud release bearing.
It was the flywheel that had worn in the middle, leaving a narrow contact area around the circumference.
Unfortunately the garage owner went to India* the day I took it in. Dropped in a couple of days later and they showed me the flywheel and they were attempting to get a scrapyard replacement, which has proved to be difficult, the one thy did manage to get was too big.
Renault list them but can't supply them.   NFP.
Mister Auto seems to have some but probably not the right one, prices between £300 & £700 :(

Spoke to the garage owner, back from India and he has asked if I know of anyone who can skim the old clutch. I do know of one workshop near here, will try and contact them but have an unmissable appointment tomorrow, another day down the drain.
She is getting a bit agitated now, into the third week. At least she has a car from work.

 

*not Indian.

Should be able to skim the flywheel no problem, unless it has massive grooves in it. Quite common for racing, we've had a few done.

If it had massive grooves they should have seen it in the first place.

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Today I am annoyed by procrastination.

If I hadnt decided to ignore that midly irritating tap since I changed the oil because the fucking picky car needs a different grade to stop it ticking when cold and its  pissing wet and below zero and excuse after excuse.....

Well, i wouldn't be sitting for a big yellow taxi an wondering where I put my spark plug thread repair kit.

 

After all, why do today what can be left to bite you on the arse tomorrow?

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2 hours ago, rusty_vw_man said:

FFS, listening to a Spotify playlist and found myself really enjoying a song, only to find it was by overly earnest, serially irritating middle of the road whinge rock Coldplay.....

Could have been worse. Could have been Mumford & Sons....

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After a series of stupid questions, the final straw was 'were is Cheshire is it by bit of wales or somewere else' . Before I had the chance to leave the conversation, he'd sent me some random 'funny* video clip. This from a bloke who looks like he's probably in his sixties.

 

There's another fella who asked about a cycle was selling a few years ago and without fail every Christmas he sends me a random animated GIF thing. Harmless, but completely doolally.  

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