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General Discussion Area / Another oppswit ebay seller
« on: 06 March 2019, 18:38:09 »
They sent the wrong part.  Rather than send the right item, or let me send it back for a full refund, they are insistent that I should accept a (undisclosed) partial refund and keep the wrong item.  I have suggested this is unacceptable on 3 separate occasions now, after they keep suggesting I should be happy.

Then they get properly shitty when I leave them negative feedback.  WTF do they expect?

General Car Chat / GPS week rollover
« on: 13 February 2019, 17:53:55 »
Not sure how this has passed me by, esp in a professional capacity, but its unclear if it will impact satnav?  All sites seem to regurgitate the same US government bumpth.

TomTom state it will impact many of their older units, but very little else.

I wonder how the NCDC will deal :(

And for all those who say Google Maps works for you, I'm glad. Even if you're wrong.

General Car Chat / Snow Disruption
« on: 01 February 2019, 18:37:19 »
A few inches of snow, and the country stops.

Back in the 70s and 80s when 6" of snow in the winter was commonplace most years, and schools were never closed as "snow days" hadn't been invented yet, there was rarely such disruption.

Watching the local news, it seems they are showing lots of 3 series beemers wheelspinning away.

So that got me thinking (in the vain hope that people aren't getting even more stupid)

We know BMWs are universally shite in snow. Always have been.  Yet other RWD cars seem to be less prone to getting stuck. Is it because beemers have rock hard suspension and wide tyres, much like many FWD modern shitboxes.  We know wide tyres are generally poor in the wintery weather, runflats are poor in the wintery conditions, and rock hard suspension is poor in wintery conditions.

Is it simply this?  Or are people just incapable?

General Discussion Area / Hard
« on: 17 January 2019, 20:15:47 »
Just been out for a walk, passed the local rugby club, and the mad frickers are out there playing with their odd shaped balls.

Its -1C, the ground is frozen and rock hard, and still has a snow scattering from this morning's flurry.

Do these guys have balls of steel?  Can you imagine the namby pamby, gay poofter premier league footballers playing in such conditions?

...whilst sat on the potty...

Are the crumbs on the floor chocolate, or not?

Test Zone / test
« on: 08 December 2018, 17:29:45 »

Test Zone / blah
« on: 03 December 2018, 18:47:36 »



General Discussion Area / That time again...
« on: 09 November 2018, 18:08:18 »
...and Mrs TB is nagging me for pressie ideas.

I have absolutely no idea beyond what I've already told her - a piece of polystyrene and a small box of electronics with wires hanging out.

General Discussion Area / The latest outrage
« on: 06 November 2018, 18:59:16 »
Having just seen the news about the latest Grenfell outrage...

...the incident was in extremely poor taste, but arresting 5 people is a bit extreme, isn't it?

General Discussion Area / OOF Intermittent performance
« on: 04 November 2018, 09:22:26 »
As some may have noticed, we've been up and down like a whore's drawers since about 8pm yesterday.

This is due to a problem at Zen Internet, which they believed they had resolved in the early hours, but reoccurred again.

Since the 1st fix in the early hours, we've had a reasonably stable connection, but our monitoring clear shows its not 100%.  Zen are on the case with the utmost urgency, due to the widespread nature of the issue.

Fingers crossed we won't be impacted too much until its properly resolved.

General Discussion Area / Outage this evening (Monday)
« on: 29 October 2018, 08:22:33 »
We need to apply some urgent security patches to both the front end web server and backend database server, which also involves a reboot of those servers.

Outage will be approx. 45 mins, and during this time, you will experience timeouts and database error messages.

This work is expected to take place between 6pm and 7pm today (Monday)

General Car Chat / Pikeys
« on: 15 October 2018, 18:42:50 »
Seems they drove at least 2 or 3 miles, surely they could have stopped on hard shoulder?

General Discussion Area / OOF outage over weekend
« on: 15 September 2018, 21:22:04 »
I need about 2hrs to fix OOF (well, likely to be a reinstall of the forum software and the retweaks, as that'll probably be easier). Not entirely sure when, as need to fit in, so will likely be short notice.

You will be presented with mostly timeouts, but occasional Maintenance Mode pages.  Please, if you see this, don't try again for a couple of hours, as all it does is load up the webserver excessively when people sit on the refresh button.

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