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28 minutes ago, Tadhg Tiogar said:

Doesn't really matter what system you have, because corruption will always be there, and people will invariably adapt and learn how to game the system. 

The marvel that is the human condition, right there.

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My theory about why Top Gear suddenly became so 'laddish' and destructive is that someone, somewhere pointed out that it was all a bit private school; what with Jeremy, James, Timothy Needell, Quentin Wilson & Victoria Double-Barrelled.

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On 4/10/2021 at 9:35 PM, MikeR said:

Double figures on dispatched mice .

10th one has just departed this existance .

Those Little Nippers really are the bollocks. I don't know why I didn't order them in the first place. I've used them before with good results. The splatter traps are for bigger vermin methinks. The bait was being taken without springing the trap.

Set a Little Nipper last night baited with Double Decker chocolate bar, and had my first dead Stuart Little this morning.

 

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Radio shows and radio stations. I'm mid forties so haven't listened to the faeces that is R1 for many years. R2 is ok occasionally although many of the castoff R1 DJs were crap years ago, let alone now. 

Local radio- Pirate FM - rubbish.

Heart Radio - dull as dishwasher. 

I used to listen to XFM and enjoyed it until it morphed into Radio X with Moyles/Vaughan. 

Recently I returned to Virgin Radio.  I know the general concensus is Chris Evans is a knob, but I can just about tolerate him. Thing is, I'm now noticing he talks over the start and end of EVERY SINGLE TRACK he plays and it's becoming tiresome. 

Back to Spotify again I guess...

Any online stations in the vein of the old XFM and which aren't complete shite which anyone recommends? 

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25 minutes ago, Dick Longbridge said:

Radio shows and radio stations. I'm mid forties so haven't listened to the faeces that is R1 for many years. R2 is ok occasionally although many of the castoff R1 DJs were crap years ago, let alone now. 

Local radio- Pirate FM - rubbish.

Heart Radio - dull as dishwasher. 

I used to listen to XFM and enjoyed it until it morphed into Radio X with Moyles/Vaughan. 

Recently I returned to Virgin Radio.  I know the general concensus is Chris Evans is a knob, but I can just about tolerate him. Thing is, I'm now noticing he talks over the start and end of EVERY SINGLE TRACK he plays and it's becoming tiresome. 

Back to Spotify again I guess...

Any online stations in the vein of the old XFM and which aren't complete shite which anyone recommends? 

I presume you're way out of London. Think yourself lucky you can't get James O'Brien on LBC. He just drips poison for 3 hours. Yes, I know there's an off switch and I use it at 10 am Monday to Friday.

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10 minutes ago, Tetleysmooth said:

I presume you're way out of London. Think yourself lucky you can't get James O'Brien on LBC. He just drips poison for 3 hours. Yes, I know there's an off switch and I use it at 10 am Monday to Friday.

Cornwall,  so miles from everywhere*. 

I tend to use the Echo to listen to online radio though, so am open to suggestions. 

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33 minutes ago, Tetleysmooth said:

I presume you're way out of London. Think yourself lucky you can't get James O'Brien on LBC. He just drips poison for 3 hours. Yes, I know there's an off switch and I use it at 10 am Monday to Friday.

You mean, just like Julia Dunning-Kruger Hartley-Brewer does and until he was booted out, Farage did? (presenters chosen purely for balance, you understand)

LBC's national online and on DAB and I still feel no need to listen to it. I hate talk radio with a passion - most of my radio listening is Radio 3.

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7 minutes ago, R1152 said:

Have you tried Radio Garden for something to listen to?

http://radio.garden/visit/falmouth/W4vw1MWo

The world's really your oyster with that.

What an amazing find! I love the way you can travel around and choose from a huge array. I can see myself spending a fair bit of time searching on there! 

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2 hours ago, barefoot said:

My theory about why Top Gear suddenly became so 'laddish' and destructive is that someone, somewhere pointed out that it was all a bit private school; what with Jeremy, James, Timothy Needell, Quentin Wilson & Victoria Double-Barrelled.

I always thought his first name was Tiffany.  Disapoint.

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1 minute ago, Dick Longbridge said:

What an amazing find! I love the way you can travel around and choose from a huge array. I can see myself spending a fair bit of time searching on there! 

Yeah, sorry I've probably just destroyed your day 🤣

Unfortunately I have a habit of sending people down rabbit holes...

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2 hours ago, barefoot said:

My theory about why Top Gear suddenly became so 'laddish' and destructive is that someone, somewhere pointed out that it was all a bit private school; what with Jeremy, James, Timothy Needell, Quentin Wilson & Victoria Double-Barrelled.

I've heard it said that having a double-barrelled name used to mean you were posh.

Nowadays, having a double-barrelled name tends to mean you're illegitimate. 

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I'm sick of door knockers, wanna sell you capri m11? Swap broken X box + 50p tonite. 

The thing is it's hidden round the back, so all these chancers have been round the back lane where they've no reason to go. So I've stuck up a 2 meter high really shitty fence in front of it. True I'll have to remove shitty fence if I ever get round to moving it, but should cut down on snoopers.

In grumpy thread due to being totally fucked doing it. FFS it's 2 posts, a bit of CLS and some sheets of Onduline. I shouldn't be knackered. #Old man

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10 hours ago, R1152 said:

Have you tried Radio Garden for something to listen to?

http://radio.garden/visit/falmouth/W4vw1MWo

The world's really your oyster with that.

I hereby nominate this as post of the year.  So glad I clicked on that link.  Fantastic.  Thank you.  The rest of you should try it.

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1 hour ago, barefoot said:

In nearly forty years of car ownership, I suddenly realise that I've never had one with frameless front windows.

Is this as sad as I think, or have I been spared more leaks than a chap could possibly cope with?

Frameless windows are grand. It's the sunroof leaks I'd be more worried about....

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DRLs.

Three separate deliveries of pizzas last night, all of them with DRLs on, dash lights and nothing else.

And a new MG monster the previous night visiting also failed to put lights on when leaving.

Say what you will about automatic lights, I have become used to them over the past ten years or so.  The C5 dash only lit up when the lights came on.  The Civic lights up when the key is turned so that could be a problem but lights on automatic saves engaging the brain after dark.

Did get caught out with the BX that lit up when the engine started.   Only once fortunately, very brightly lit car park.

And posted in the wrong thread first  :(

And obliterated all new posts - again   :(

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21 hours ago, Tadhg Tiogar said:

I've heard it said that having a double-barrelled name used to mean you were posh.

Nowadays, having a double-barrelled name tends to mean you're illegitimate. 

Not necessarily mutually exclusive. 

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But back to the topic at hand, Radio 2 is actually quite good; at night. Huey Morgan, Craig Charles and Trevor Nelson all play good music and don't talk too much rubbish. Steve Wright, Jeremey Vine et al can get in the fucking sea though. 

I'd also second Radio 6. I can even just about stomach that bloke that use to be half of Mark and Lard these days. 

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3 hours ago, myglaren said:

 

Did get caught out with the BX that lit up when the engine started.   Only once fortunately, very brightly lit car park.

That was the car that earned me a friendly chat with two of Strathclyde's finest  back in the late 80s. First car I'd ever encountered that lit the dash up so long as the ignition on.
But I agree, there's a hell of a lot of cars at night these days with no rear lights on, why don't they make DRL light up the back as well? Seems an odd way to do it.

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