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1 hour ago, motorpunk said:

Camera off

That's not in the spirit of things!  Record 5-10 minutes of yourself at the webcam and then play it on a loop as your video feed.  Makes everyone think you're still there.

Just as long as there's not a clock in the background, or the sun never moves from the same angle in the sky.  Or you keep taking a drink from the same coffee mug for 3hrs..  You just need a completely generic "resting bitch face" video of yourself.  no-one will ever know.

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My grumble is my 2003 Clio, picked up as a cheap project for a banger rally next year. Every job is fighting me...

ABS rings - 1 of 2 ball joint bolts rounded as it was stuck, gotta cut off

Anti roll bar link - weird design needs compressing to fit on the Clio but can't seem to do it with my current tools and the new one is now deformed

Airbag light - new module didn't fix it, need to try another one as the fault is the module when you plug a reader in

Steering rack boot - tie rods seized so need to replace them to get the boot on

1 wheel bolt won't tighten on NSF, hoping a new bolt will do the trick otherwise it's a new used hub or bearing

Definitely didn't get a price from Car Take Back today* ūüėā

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Eufy doorbell. Easy to install they say. Like hell.

Connecting to the Bluetooth and using the bells QR code for setting it up on the phone. That does not go well. Reading the forums it has been like that for around 2 years. Nothing has been done to fix it. I could add the number in manually, however, the spaces for this in the app are less than the number printed. Cannot ascertain which part of number to input.

Sometimes I manage to get as far as for the bell to connect to the WIFI then the app freezes.

Customer services via the app and email are good as rust proofing on a 1960's car.

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Was walking back from a meal out when I hear the sound of a vehicle with a flat tyre behind me.

It passes by and pulls up about 50m ahead, left rear as flat as a supermodel. As I walk past, I spot the big Uber sticker and realise that the idiot at the wheel was there to pick up his fare.

I mean Uber have some low standards, but that is taking the piss.

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29 minutes ago, Sloth in a bowl said:

Was walking back from a meal out when I hear the sound of a vehicle with a flat tyre behind me.

It passes by and pulls up about 50m ahead, left rear as flat as a supermodel. As I walk past, I spot the big Uber sticker and realise that the idiot at the wheel was there to pick up his fare.

I mean Uber have some low standards, but that is taking the piss.

Was that a real Uber driver, or someone just filling in for the real Uber driver?

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53 minutes ago, Sigmund Fraud said:

Had to buy petrol at £1.62/litre today... If things continue this way, it will soon be cheaper to fill up with Dom Perignon !!!

1 year ago petrol was 119p /l

A multipack of 3x bottles of Dom Perignon (I avoided the lady gaga special edition as you can't get petrol in that flavour) is £1000 for 2.25l, so £444.44 per litre.

Petrol increased 43p per litre in a year, so at this rate it would take just over 1029 years til the plonk would be cheaper, but that's not taking into account any increase in the price of plonk.

assuming a 4% YOY plonk appreciation, in 1000 years it would cost over three million quid for the champagne, so the petrol would still end up cheaper.

I am not a financial advisor and this is not financial or investment advice.

 

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On 11/24/2021 at 5:49 PM, clayts450 said:

On parking disputes, it can escalate quite quickly - be careful out there:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10233485/Pictured-teacher-34-garden-centre-worker-wife-33-killed-home.html

Nice of the Mail to blur out the house numbers, but to include enough pictures and information to easily find the addresses of the victims and the suspect. 

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19 minutes ago, cobblers said:

1 year ago petrol was 119p /l

A multipack of 3x bottles of Dom Perignon (I avoided the lady gaga special edition as you can't get petrol in that flavour) is £1000 for 2.25l, so £444.44 per litre.

Petrol increased 43p per litre in a year, so at this rate it would take just over 1029 years til the plonk would be cheaper, but that's not taking into account any increase in the price of plonk.

assuming a 4% YOY plonk appreciation, in 1000 years it would cost over three million quid for the champagne, so the petrol would still end up cheaper.

I am not a financial advisor and this is not financial or investment advice.

 

Though Lanson Black label ( a nice, crispy, semi-sec) can be had for £20 - £25 if you time it right.

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14 minutes ago, cobblers said:

1 year ago petrol was 119p /l

A multipack of 3x bottles of Dom Perignon (I avoided the lady gaga special edition as you can't get petrol in that flavour) is £1000 for 2.25l, so £444.44 per litre.

Petrol increased 43p per litre in a year, so at this rate it would take just over 1029 years til the plonk would be cheaper, but that's not taking into account any increase in the price of plonk.

assuming a 4% YOY plonk appreciation, in 1000 years it would cost over three million quid for the champagne, so the petrol would still end up cheaper.

I am not a financial advisor and this is not financial or investment advice.

 

Come to think of it, I do have some Dom Pérignon on the shelf. Forgot it was there. Probably been sitting there so long that it no longer meets quality* standards and is no longer drinkable.

I don't seem to be proficient at this long-term champagne storage thing.

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Just now, Tadhg Tiogar said:

Come to think of it, I do have some Dom Pérignon on the shelf. Forgot it was there. Probably been sitting there so long that it no longer meets quality* standards and is no longer drinkable.

I don't seem to be proficient at this long-term champagne storage thing.

It might be OK to use with a fuel stabiliser such as STA-BIL

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18 hours ago, goosey said:

Finished at 11, then an hour and a half of questions from people trying to be clever.

I think I dozed off twice 

 

When I used to work for a company who did courses and seminars I got really pissed off with the wankers who asked Questions & tried to prove a (usually irrelevant) point. I actually walked out of one when a guy called Richard was arguing the toss about using another company to do the transport for our company. He said we could save over £1m a year, but he didn’t have any plans for what if’s. Like what if the drivers are waiting at depots for over 1 hour to make deliveries, it happens frequently but his degree course didn’t include an unreasonable amount of time waiting for a pissed off warehouse man to unload his vehicle.

 

 

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12 hours ago, Sloth in a bowl said:

Was walking back from a meal out when I hear the sound of a vehicle with a flat tyre behind me.

It passes by and pulls up about 50m ahead, left rear as flat as a supermodel. As I walk past, I spot the big Uber sticker and realise that the idiot at the wheel was there to pick up his fare.

I mean Uber have some low standards, but that is taking the piss.

The number of cars I see driving around with completely flat tyres is astonishing.

Is it bad I don't bother flagging them down, but instead just put distance between then and me? If they're the sort of idiot who wouldn't notice, they're probably the sort of idiot who would get all confrontational. Also, anybody trying to flag anybody down when in the context of cars is always* road rage, as we all know.

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12 hours ago, Sigmund Fraud said:

Had to buy petrol at £1.62/litre today... If things continue this way, it will soon be cheaper to fill up with Dom Perignon !!!

£1.41 at Sainsburys Washington.

Looked to be a huge queue there and some construction work going on but many passed straight through - no diesel.

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Finally got our old oil boiler replaced last week, after thirty-one years' service (found an installation tag on it from September 1990).

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It was still working fine, but following its annual service in September we were made aware of worsening corrosion around the main boiler case (it lives outside, in a brick boilerhouse round the side). It was always pretty heavy on the kero, so MrsDC advocated that I change the habits of a lifetime and we replace it before it actually went bang, to avoid being stuck in the freezing cold. So we shelled out many pounds on a new energy-efficient A-rated condensing boiler.

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This morning I'm aware that it seems a bit chilly in the house, and on touching the radiators, they're barely tepid.

Then the next-door neighbour comes banging the door, claiming that we're gassing them. Right enough, round the side of the house there's a powerful smell of fumes, and rather than white condensation coming out of the vent, there's what looks like thick grey smoke. So I shut it all down.

I can't get through to the heating engineer, and there's snow forecast for later today.

Fucksticks.

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