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Messages - Kevin Wood

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General Discussion Area / Re: Repair or replace
« on: 07 March 2019, 00:48:36 »
See reply no5.  You would have paid a clairvoyent good money for that.  :y

I saw Snr, hence...  :)

I have a fridge freezer that I got for free from Facebook Marketplace that has a couple of small dents but works perfectly.  :y

There are some bargains to be had, it's better for the environment, and it helps the balance of payments as well!  :)

Got a nice fridge free from freecycle a couple of years back. It's now been butchered into a fermenting cabinet for my home brew, but lets me brew in all weathers as it's now fully climate controlled (heating + cooling). :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: Knife crime tsar
« on: 06 March 2019, 16:56:37 »
When walking between the car and the beach I often walk in public with 2 knives strapped to my wetsuit while carrying 2 pretty big spearguns.  In Brighton that can be a couple of miles through the town centre.  Nobody bats an eyelid.

Stranger things have happened in Brighton. ;)

Are you speaking from experience there Mr W?  ::)

You're the one who chooses to walk the streets there dressed like a gimp. ;)

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I can imagine that's a big advantage for ships because water is such a dense medium, and drag is therefore so large that anything you can do to escape it is worthwhile - such as a hydrofoil where you induce quite a lot of drag to lift the hull off the water, but presumably the reduction in parasitic drag makes it very much worthwhile.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Sky
« on: 06 March 2019, 16:48:56 »
A lot of people buy, binge all the content then cancel. Wait ~3 or 4 months for content to build
up again. Buy and binge and cancel....

I did check - no Car SOS :( It's on Nat Geo now, and that's not on Now TV. Boo.

Did you find any way of working out what IS on now TV? Damned if I can. :-\

Sky, with a different logo.  :)
So anything I can watch on my current sky package?
Except Car SOS. :-\

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General Discussion Area / Re: Knife crime tsar
« on: 06 March 2019, 16:27:55 »
When walking between the car and the beach I often walk in public with 2 knives strapped to my wetsuit while carrying 2 pretty big spearguns.  In Brighton that can be a couple of miles through the town centre.  Nobody bats an eyelid.

Stranger things have happened in Brighton. ;)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Sky
« on: 06 March 2019, 16:26:35 »
A lot of people buy, binge all the content then cancel. Wait ~3 or 4 months for content to build
up again. Buy and binge and cancel....

I did check - no Car SOS :( It's on Nat Geo now, and that's not on Now TV. Boo.

Did you find any way of working out what IS on now TV? Damned if I can. :-\

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 06 March 2019, 16:24:19 »
Speaking of the Bini Cooper S ...

It got punted up the arse last night by a little old lady in a Honda Jazz when I was stopped at traffic lights  ::) ::) Rear bumper cover is pushed in, but boot floor is sound, boot opens and closes etc, damage is almost confined to the plastic cover itself.

Called Admiral this morning and, without even seeing the car, their first response was: "Well, it's a 2007 car, so we should probably just look to write it off and give you market value"


And my neck hurts. :'(

Sorry to hear that. :(

On the plus side, it's an opportunity to buy a "not a Bini" to replace it. :y

Every cloud...

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I'm not sure the drag helps anything (well, parasitic drag, at any rate. Induced drag is an unavoidable cost of creating lift.).

My understanding of lift is that it results mainly from the lower pressure due to faster moving air over the top surface of the wing. I'm not sure you need to exert drag on the air below the wing, although inevitably you will.

Controlling where the flow is laminar and where it is turbulent is important, though, and "shark skin" might be a useful way of achieving that.

My glider has "turbulator tape" about 2/3rds of the way back along the underside of the wing to trip the laminar flow back into turbulent flow before it meets the trailing edge of the wing, as separating the flow here is more efficient. There must be places on the glider where it's impossible to maintain laminar flow with a smooth surface fuinish but where that would be advantageous for performance. Parts of the fuselage, for example. Here "shark skin" might be useful.


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Omega General Help / Re: Codes 129 & 132 EGR valve voltage low
« on: 06 March 2019, 16:01:25 »
If a new cat passes the MOT and then fails it the next year it says to me that there is another problem with the engine that is poisoning the cat. If the mixture is miles out for some reason a new cat might well work, but will be quickly rendered useless.

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Hmm. A shark skin glider would be cool. :-*

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General Discussion Area / Re: missing a
« on: 05 March 2019, 16:36:37 »
I prefer to go to the kiosk, assuming there is one, and pay the attendant. Help keeps somebody in a job.
Not many supermarkets with kiosks now.

Which makes the sign on the pumps at Asda a bit redundant. 'If you have any problems, please contact a member of staff '. How? Telepathy?

I'm sure smoke signals would get their attention. ;)

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 05 March 2019, 16:14:45 »
Which box is it, Tremec T56?

Yep, T56 Magnum (TUET11010, so 2.66:1 first)

So, 2.66:1 to get the rears alight and 1:1 for cruising. What are all the other gears for? ;)

Reminds me of a turbo diesel Westfield one of my mates in NI built. Felt like the gearbox was just there so you could slip it into neutral to rest your left foot in traffic. ;D

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Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: renewing speakers.
« on: 05 March 2019, 09:07:35 »
IIRC I used Vectra C ones (couldn't find any Omega ones at the time). Needed to make an 8mm spacer in MDF to go under the driver so it would clear the window mech though.

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General Discussion Area / Re: missing a
« on: 05 March 2019, 09:05:05 »
The local Morrisons pay at pump rejects my card every time.  ::)

Then my rear tyres tend to reject their rubber all over the forecourt. >:(

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General Discussion Area / Re: Knife crime tsar
« on: 04 March 2019, 21:03:42 »
Mrs May has been interviewed today saying there is no correlation between these crimes and police numbers.  Absolute rubbish!!!!! >:( >:( >:( >:(

Surely that would be for a senior police officer to say.. or a criminal psychologist, or someone else who has some sort of qualification to pontificate on the subject. ::)

This reminds me of when she was home secretary, promising to clean up the internet in all sorts of ways that aren't actually technically possible.

.. or brexit, where she undermines her cabinet, civil servants and advisors and negotiates her own deal, then wonders at the final hurdle why nobody else will back it. >:(

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