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Messages - Kevin Wood

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General Discussion Area / Re: Broken Smartphone Screen
« on: 23 September 2018, 17:04:04 »
I've replaced a few Samsung screens. Not too bad a job if you're careful. Certainly worth getting a new one off Ebay and giving it a go. :y
The later ones are a bit like later gayphone screens, where the glass, digitiser and lcd are all glue together, not like the earlier type whey its one unit.

Its this type that I personally struggle with, as trying to remove smashed glass that's glue to the digitiser is quite challenging ;D. Or I never figured out the knack ;D.


You've reminded me, my stupid gayPhone needs a new battery...    ...fortunately, due to crApples shinanigans with "battery optimisation" (ie, crippling performance) on tired batteries, they will do it for 25.  Now a decent battery is 15 (I'll ignore the really crappy 5 from egay with tools type batts ;D).    ...decisions, decisions...  ...for the sake of a tenner, can I be arsed to do it.  Obviously, the flip side is can I be arsed to a) go to Central Milton Keynes, b) deal with the groats at crApple.


with ref to a) and b) though, this stupid, gay, useless 3k CrapBook has the well documented keyboard issues, and as work bought it, I feel I should be able to get it sorted in works time :). And I could get the gayPhone sorted at the same time.

Yes, I think that's the type I've come across. A bit of heat from SWMBO's hair dryer did the trick in getting them to separate, for me at any rate.

.. and, of course you'll get the battery and DIY. I can't see you lasting 5 minutes at a "genius bar" without being escorted from the premises (as I would be, in fairness). ;)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Broken Smartphone Screen
« on: 23 September 2018, 13:27:53 »
I've replaced a few Samsung screens. Not too bad a job if you're careful. Certainly worth getting a new one off Ebay and giving it a go. :y

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 23 September 2018, 13:04:31 »
Bloody hell, Josh is alive!
I know. I must have put the novichok on the wrong door ;D
We need to have a curry sometime... :y

Then you can put it on the chicken and chips. ;D

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General Discussion Area / Re: Student loans repaid
« on: 21 September 2018, 16:16:01 »
We've got Tony B. Liar to thank for it. It was he who decided that everybody had to go, and if some couldn't cope with Engineering or Law then they'd dumb it down with degrees in hairdressing and stamp collecting.  ::)

University is aimed primarily at preparing people for a life of academic research not for a job in business. As such, at the relatively low levels of take-up academia needed, it was fine to fund it from the public purse, but, now we have students saddling themselves with loads of debt when the vast majority would be much better off getting a position in industry with some on-the-job training, an option that is self-financing to boot.

What we really need to be doing is promoting vocational schemes like apprenticeships, and bringing back polytechnics and tech colleges, not trying to find ways to dress up a system that is fundamentally flawed.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Root and Branch rail review
« on: 21 September 2018, 10:45:21 »
The by-pass will probably never get built now and 20 years on, that stretch of road through the 2 villages is a nightmare. Especially in the summer, when it can take over an hour to do the 10 miles between Lyme Regis and Bridport!  :(  >:(

I've always wondered why they've never improved that stretch. ::)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Student loans repaid
« on: 21 September 2018, 10:43:01 »
Today, the last Direct Debit for my student loan repayment left my bank account, meaning that this year both SWMBO and I will join the ranks of the estimated 30% of students who actually pay back their loans.

A very useful 400pcm to add back into the kitty, but in some ways a sad moment, my youth now feels a bit further away than it did before.

Not as far away as mine, where student loans weren't a "thing" when I was a student. :-[

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General Car Chat / Re: That was dreadful !
« on: 20 September 2018, 19:55:57 »
Yes..

Just one question: What made their overalls turn brown? ;)
Lift off oversteer :D

.. and affected Buzz too. I understand he doesn't scare easily, either. :-\

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Omega General Help / Re: Remote control door opener died
« on: 20 September 2018, 19:52:14 »
It does require car, Tech 2, fob and car pass code to be in the same place, unfortunately.

Be happy to help, though. :y

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General Car Chat / Re: That was dreadful !
« on: 20 September 2018, 16:41:46 »
Yes..

Just one question: What made their overalls turn brown? ;)

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General Car Chat / Re: That was dreadful !
« on: 20 September 2018, 14:56:54 »
No, that's the insignia.

Doesn't the Insignia have more in common with the steaming richard the dog has just deposited? ;D

I don't think the Insignia is quite as attractive or fragrant as your description suggests, Kevin.

The good news is this makes the model undesirable and therefore inexpensive. :y

Being blind would also help but this may cause problems for other drivers. :)

True enough, and, in this automotive desert, that might make it worthy of consideration as an Omega successor if nothing else floats my boat by then. After all, you don't have to look at the @rse end of it from the driver's seat. ;)

If only I were worthy of even aspiring to Signum ownership. :(

 ;D

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Omega General Help / Re: omega 3.2 o2 sensors
« on: 20 September 2018, 14:52:55 »
https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2380057.m570.l1313.TR12.TRC2.A0.H0.Xlambda+spacers.TRS0&_nkw=lambda+spacers&_sacat=0

Plenty on ebay, but I don't know if they will fit or not.
Yes, considerably more choice than when I did it, but you're still buying blind.

Better off purchasing some bosses and plugs, plug the existing holes and weld in the bosses after the main cats.

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Omega General Help / Re: omega 3.2 o2 sensors
« on: 20 September 2018, 13:45:49 »
You can get lambda spacers or 90 degree bend. These take the lambda out of the flow of gases. If you are making a drift car, why do you care about the EML being on?

I've tried spacers. Failed at the first hurdle because the nose of the sensors is too wide to fit into any that I could find. :-\

As said, tried and tested solution is to relocate behind main cats.

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General Car Chat / Re: That was dreadful !
« on: 19 September 2018, 22:58:16 »
No, that's the insignia.

Doesn't the Insignia have more in common with the steaming richard the dog has just deposited? ;D

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Omega General Help / Re: Remote control door opener died
« on: 19 September 2018, 16:31:51 »
The remote fobs often die due to one or both pins on the battery holder coming away from the PCB.
The switches die as well, so probably worth swapping them for some new ones.

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General Discussion Area / Re: iOS 12
« on: 19 September 2018, 16:29:33 »
The only Apple product i buy goes on the side of the plate when pork is served  ::)

I guess IOS 12 is equivalent to
windows  3̶.̶1̶ ̶9̶5̶ ̶9̶8̶ ̶9̶8̶s̶e̶ ̶m̶e̶l̶e̶n̶i̶u̶m̶ ̶X̶P̶ ̶v̶i̶s̶t̶a̶ ̶7̶ ̶7̶.̶1̶ ̶8̶ ̶8̶,̶1̶ ̶  10  :-\
Not a cider fan, then?

Mostly, but it slows your machine down deliberately instead of due to incompetence. ;)

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