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4 minutes ago, Skut said:

What is it with women in their 30s. In my teens ot 20s if you didn't fancy someone you told them, harsh words were sometimes exchanged and you went your separate ways. Now lasses im my demographic ask me to reconsider the decision  and question the validity of my decision making process.  Since when has that been acceptable to pressurise or manipulate people into a relationship.  Maybe I'm not being clear enough, but I thought "I don't fancy you" was pretty damn unambiguous.  What's next? Tell her I don't find a sack of spuds attractive.

Just show them you’re a member on this site…. Should do the trick…..

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What is it with women in their 30s. In my teens ot 20s if you didn't fancy someone you told them, harsh words were sometimes exchanged and you went your separate ways. Now lasses im my demographic ask me to reconsider the decision  and question the validity of my decision making process.  Since when has that been acceptable to pressurise or manipulate people into a relationship.  Maybe I'm not being clear enough, but I thought "I don't fancy you" was pretty damn unambiguous.  What's next? Tell her I don't find a sack of spuds attractive.
First-world problems
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12 hours ago, Skut said:

What is it with women in their 30s. In my teens ot 20s if you didn't fancy someone you told them, harsh words were sometimes exchanged and you went your separate ways. Now lasses im my demographic ask me to reconsider the decision  and question the validity of my decision making process.  Since when has that been acceptable to pressurise or manipulate people into a relationship.  Maybe I'm not being clear enough, but I thought "I don't fancy you" was pretty damn unambiguous.  What's next? Tell her I don't find a sack of spuds attractive.

When ah wor eur lad it wor allus t' bloke whoa asked eur lass art. Uz oh uz 'a things av changed.

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My phone did an update earlier, and for some reason they've fiddled with the interface. The keyboard is different, the app icons are bigger. I can live with that, but for some reason text has got this really annoying green/blue hue around it which I can't seem to get rid of. Infact the entire screen sort of does but it's mainly text. 

😠 If it ain't broke don't fix it... Etc 😞

Now I'm going to have to either put up with it or waste a load of time trying to find a way to put it back how it was

I was going to not update it, but it included a security update so I needed to really

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6 hours ago, RoverFolkUs said:

My phone did an update earlier, and for some reason they've fiddled with the interface. The keyboard is different, the app icons are bigger. I can live with that, but for some reason text has got this really annoying green/blue hue around it which I can't seem to get rid of. Infact the entire screen sort of does but it's mainly text. 

😠 If it ain't broke don't fix it... Etc 😞

Now I'm going to have to either put up with it or waste a load of time trying to find a way to put it back how it was

I was going to not update it, but it included a security update so I needed to really

My phone also updated this week. Now the previous white background on emails ect is a kind of piss yellow/green. 😡

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22 hours ago, Skut said:

What is it with women in their 30s. In my teens ot 20s if you didn't fancy someone you told them, harsh words were sometimes exchanged and you went your separate ways. Now lasses im my demographic ask me to reconsider the decision  and question the validity of my decision making process.  Since when has that been acceptable to pressurise or manipulate people into a relationship.  Maybe I'm not being clear enough, but I thought "I don't fancy you" was pretty damn unambiguous.  What's next? Tell her I don't fancy a sack of spuds.

I’d just go along with it and ask them if they’d fancy accompanying you to a Bus rally at the weekend where you will go monthly dressed up as an actual conductor from the fifties. You’ll bring some spam sandwiches and a flask of tea and there will be other women to talk to there. Probably. 

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7 hours ago, RoverFolkUs said:

My phone did an update earlier, and for some reason they've fiddled with the interface. The keyboard is different, the app icons are bigger. I can live with that, but for some reason text has got this really annoying green/blue hue around it which I can't seem to get rid of. Infact the entire screen sort of does but it's mainly text. 

😠 If it ain't broke don't fix it... Etc 😞

Now I'm going to have to either put up with it or waste a load of time trying to find a way to put it back how it was

I was going to not update it, but it included a security update so I needed to really

Samsung per chance?.Mine has the update paused 'cos it is so massive it was going to take nearly 7 hours!.And was threatening all the stuff you just listed.I think I'm going to leave it be......

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Finished putting the TF back together during my lunch break, then went to take it for a spin.  The bastard thing now won't fucking start.  I have no idea why - it's not throwing up any fault codes other than a couple of blown bulbs in warning lights, nothing that would prevent it from starting anyway.  Amusingly*, the Delphi will talk to the immobiliser on a 2002 or a 2004 TF, but not a 2003 which is what mine is.  About the only anomaly I found is that it seems to think the engine bay temperature is 8163°C, which would point to a really quite spectacular case of HGF.  I really am getting fed up with this car.

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3 minutes ago, wuvvum said:

Finished putting the TF back together during my lunch break, then went to take it for a spin.  The bastard thing now won't fucking start.  I have no idea why - it's not throwing up any fault codes other than a couple of blown bulbs in warning lights, nothing that would prevent it from starting anyway.  Amusingly*, the Delphi will talk to the immobiliser on a 2002 or a 2004 TF, but not a 2003 which is what mine is.  About the only anomaly I found is that it seems to think the engine bay temperature is 8163°C, which would point to a really quite spectacular case of HGF.  I really am getting fed up with this car.

Can you tell the Delphi its either a 2002 or 2004, instead of it doing the smart scan? I've done similar with a 2018 VW T6, I told the Delphi it was a 2014 T5 and it scanned stuff OK. It refused to talk to it if I let it do the smart scan.

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2 minutes ago, wuvvum said:

Tried that, it said "the vehicle is not responding to the diagnostic request".  Only for the immobiliser mind - the airbags responded fine if I told the Delphi it was a 2002 car.

Is a connector for the immobilizer (on the car) loose at all? Did it get knocked or unplugged when you were fiddling with the suspension/cat/other gubbinz?

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I've had the car running (and driven it) several times since I fitted the cat so I don't think that's related.  I did have to move some wiring around when working on the suspension, but I didn't actually unplug anything, and I've checked all the connectors in that vicinity and all looks OK as far as I can see.  Unless there was a wire somewhere which had become brittle and snapped inside the insulation when I moved it, but if that's the case then the car is basically scrap because I'm fucked if I'm going to spend days trying to trace a broken wire somewhere in the world's least accessible engine bay...

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This fecking nut. Holding the knackered old drop link in situ with 16 years of rust and what I assume demonic hatred. As you can see it eventually lost, though that's 3 fecking hours of my life I'm not getting back... 

Dad nearly offed himself in the process, instead of showing me what needs doing he just bloody has to take over. Silly fucker has a pacemaker and a pharmacy of meds! 

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The Zanussi got MOT advisories last week for front tyres, and after nearly 40000 miles surprised I was not.  "Proceed without delay to your chosen Lexus dealer", said the leasing company.  And so, this morning, I did.

Picture the scene...

Lexus Wolverhampton Service Bloke: Sorry it's taken us two hours to fit two tyres, Mr Racer.  Normally we'd valet the car, but you're already late for your next appointment, so we won't. North of Stoke?

Me: Yeeeeeessss...

LWSB: Oh, and we broke the tyre pressure warning sensor so the car will be bleating at you until it's fixed.  It'll be in tomorrow.  Probably.

Me: Aha...

<Later, following blast up and down M6, on checking new tyres... on the outside of one tyre is the word INSIDE...>

Me: image.png

<FX: phone ringing... /FX>

🙄

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I was out on a visit with work and noticed a transit in a side street with no plates on , closer inspection and it was evident there was no engine in it and the exhaust has been freshly cut at the manifold, I took a pic of the VIN from the screen and ran it through isitnicked and sure enough it was stolen in Dec 22.  I've reported it to Police. I guess it's been used on false plates for a while then engine raped over the bank holiday then dumped.  RATS !!

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I popped into town with my OH and our little'un this morning. First time in ages. 

St Austell town centre was getting bad press due to antisocial behaviour from pissheads/smackheads a while back, although apparently the local constabulary hammered the issue and have 'given the town centre back to the locals'. It's a difficult one as we have an increasing number of large 'dryhouses' appearing on the fringes of our small town and it's clear the residents are getting bored in the daytime with nothing constructive to do. It's a long-running discussion locally that our town increasingly seems to be the hotspot for this type of property use, while Truro, our more affluent neighbour 30 minutes down the road, seems less affected. 

Anyway, back to my observations. As we waited for my OH in the bank, I observed three chaps openly drinking on the bench just outside, on the main high street. Bear in mind it's supposed to be an alcohol-free zone. 

As we left along came another of the brethren - this chap was completely smashed. The bloke was instantly intimating to some of the public walking past, shouting at them and generally being a gobby twat. 

I moved my family along fairly quickly and we headed further along the street. After popping into a couple of shops, we retraced our steps back down the high street only to spot the blokes from earlier again. This time they were milling around the street with gobby twat intimidating a young lass who was trying to escape from a shop doorway. As we continued past, evidence of a few piles of fresh vomit outside of the travel agent's shopfront presented itself. 

I really felt for the poor sods trying their hardest to keep their businesses going despite the current financial challenges whilst contending with this daily shitshow. I've since done a bit of digging and apparently this is pretty much a daily occurrence, despite the police previously insisting they'd worked hard to stem the problems. 

I can't see the situation improving any time soon. What a sad state of affairs. 

 

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13 hours ago, Dick Longbridge said:

I popped into town with my OH and our little'un this morning. First time in ages. 

St Austell town centre was getting bad press due to antisocial behaviour from pissheads/smackheads a while back, although apparently the local constabulary hammered the issue and have 'given the town centre back to the locals'. It's a difficult one as we have an increasing number of large 'dryhouses' appearing on the fringes of our small town and it's clear the residents are getting bored in the daytime with nothing constructive to do. It's a long-running discussion locally that our town increasingly seems to be the hotspot for this type of property use, while Truro, our more affluent neighbour 30 minutes down the road, seems less affected. 

Anyway, back to my observations. As we waited for my OH in the bank, I observed three chaps openly drinking on the bench just outside, on the main high street. Bear in mind it's supposed to be an alcohol-free zone. 

As we left along came another of the brethren - this chap was completely smashed. The bloke was instantly intimating to some of the public walking past, shouting at them and generally being a gobby twat. 

I moved my family along fairly quickly and we headed further along the street. After popping into a couple of shops, we retraced our steps back down the high street only to spot the blokes from earlier again. This time they were milling around the street with gobby twat intimidating a young lass who was trying to escape from a shop doorway. As we continued past, evidence of a few piles of fresh vomit outside of the travel agent's shopfront presented itself. 

I really felt for the poor sods trying their hardest to keep their businesses going despite the current financial challenges whilst contending with this daily shitshow. I've since done a bit of digging and apparently this is pretty much a daily occurrence, despite the police previously insisting they'd worked hard to stem the problems. 

I can't see the situation improving any time soon. What a sad state of affairs. 

 

Did you phone the police ? 

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20 hours ago, chaseracer said:

The Zanussi got MOT advisories last week for front tyres, and after nearly 40000 miles surprised I was not.  "Proceed without delay to your chosen Lexus dealer", said the leasing company.  And so, this morning, I did.

Picture the scene...

Lexus Wolverhampton Service Bloke: Sorry it's taken us two hours to fit two tyres, Mr Racer.  Normally we'd valet the car, but you're already late for your next appointment, so we won't. North of Stoke?

Me: Yeeeeeessss...

LWSB: Oh, and we broke the tyre pressure warning sensor so the car will be bleating at you until it's fixed.  It'll be in tomorrow.  Probably.

Me: Aha...

<Later, following blast up and down M6, on checking new tyres... on the outside of one tyre is the word INSIDE...>

Me: image.png

<FX: phone ringing... /FX>

🙄

It's bad when you think Kwik-Fit might have been a better bet.

 

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I question my sanity. Have cleaned out the garage and have found used and bad brake parts, an empty tube of toothpaste and a lot of other crap that I don't understand why it is there and why I have kept it. 

The next challenge is cleaning out the shed, which I know has a broken gearbox, a rusty car door and broken springs and many used oil filters and a lot of cardboard boxes from car/tractor parts delivered to name a few. 

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