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General Discussion Area / Re: House of Lords Petition
« on: Yesterday at 22:25:11 »
I fully support a fully elected Upper House that properly represents the regions.  :y

However, to be eligible for election the potential candidates would have to be at least 40 years old and would have to have had a successful career, trade, or profession in a field unrelated to politics or the media. IE they would have had to have worked out there in the real world!  ;)

The other thing is that the new elected Upper House should be cut down to size, ie not more than 300 members.  I believe that the House of Lords is the second biggest parliamentary chamber in the world after China's National People's Congress?  Ridiculous!  ::)

I would like to see something like this in place for MP's, and wrote suggesting it to my MP many years ago. Obviously with no effect since she is a no hope greasy pole climber. :y

General Discussion Area / Re: House of Lords Petition
« on: Yesterday at 19:40:02 »
While I sympathise with the sentiment behind this, at the moment the Lords, however constructed, is the only check on any bill (legal) coming from the lower house, so the alternative is more elected politicos, and we know what they're like!  >:(

General Discussion Area / Re: Is anyone watching.......
« on: Yesterday at 19:35:29 »
Sadly these carriers have been introduced without provision for full carrier support groups. No doubt the Admirals hope that these will be built once politicians realise how useless they are without them. Then there is the issue of the F35, still not guaranteed to perform as promised, and increasing in price by the second. My own feeling is that these carriers may, I repeat, may, in the worse case scenario, become white elephants. In any event, I believe better defensive value would have been to have invested the 7Bn(and counting) into home defence, such as missile shields, and more maritime recon a/c. Yes, my old squadron is shortly reforming with 9 Poseidon a/c, but we need at least 4 more for proper cover of our maritime patrol areas.
Some of you may be interested in this paper submitted by a former Shackleton colleague, Andy Roberts.

I've ordered one anyway, in the hope you lot will tell me how to use it. :-[

You use it remotely from the main router where you have a poor signal. With a cable connection you connect it to the main router and select a free IP address within your local network subnet, this normally defaults to 192.168.0.nnn. Lookup on your PC your internet gateway IP as the first 3 number as this will give you the local network range. Iirc on the Zyxel ones I used you also had to set a matching password to the Zyxel base unit and the SSID. The Zyxel system had a base unit and printer which provided the customer with login credentials which once you were logged onto seamlessly used the nearest access point. My memory is a bit sketchy on this as it was 10+ years ago when I installed these networks. You will probably need a crossover network cable (unless one is provided) and the connect your PC to the router type the default router admin ip address in your browser and use the default account name and password to configure.

You then set this router to a different wifi channel to the one you use on your main router. If there are quite a few wifi connections around you set it to a channel number that will interfere the most with your neighbours wifi ;D that will cause you the least interference. :y

Now I assuming with the 4 aerials that the router can act as a receiver as well as a transmitter. The repeaters I used had this function but at the cost of throughput so I never used it.

When I get the units through I will read the distructions and set one of them up so I can talk through anybody having problems.

That's easy for you to say Chris, you may have missed the beginning of my question ref techno numpty. :-\ :-\ :-\

General Discussion Area / Re: Is anyone watching.......
« on: 22 April 2018, 19:39:50 »
Yet still only two thirds the Nimitz class!

A fair few peeps ask on here about improving the WiFi Coverage, so thought this may help someone out for 13.

A Closing Down Sale Item. so reduced to clear, cant vouch for it personally but cheap enough price wise.

For us techno numptys, how would I use this? In place of an existing router? or in addition to it in another room to extend coverage? :-\

General Car Chat / Re: On the A303......
« on: 21 April 2018, 17:25:51 »
Cruise control?

Incidentally, if you come to Spain this year and go off on the open road , the cops have discrete mobile cameras which are moved around. They sit under the armco at the roadside.

Oh no, I was slated when offering this for speed control on my course. " You can't concentrate on the road while in cruise control"!!! ??? ??? ???

General Car Chat / Re: And now .....
« on: 20 April 2018, 18:58:03 »
Ooops .... it's a bit big .... not bad for an old bugger on a phone though  :y
When I post up piccies on the sites I frequent, I try to make things look bigger  :y

Just so they look nearly normal?  ::)

General Car Chat / Ins renewal
« on: 19 April 2018, 22:44:11 »
Just had my renewal notice for the the 3.2 and the Mondeo, up from 471 last year to 578 this year! Spent a little time comparing and have now got it for 479 less 66 cashback.
Happy days. :y

General Car Chat / Re: waiting for AA recovery
« on: 19 April 2018, 10:53:06 »
Get yourself some cards made up Andy. I've found most suppliers, including main dealers, will give trade prices if you blag it with a card. ::) :y

General Discussion Area / Re: First sunny day-not a good start
« on: 19 April 2018, 10:46:59 »
Also.....when you bought a flymo you used to get an orange spanner to change the blade, and a couple of spacers to lower the cutting height. Not any more.

Shouldn't be a problem for a former omega owner. Boxes full of spare parts suitable as washers and you will have the right spanner.
I have got the right spanner, and some spacers.....because they came with the old mower...and I throw nothing away.  ;D

There are things in my cupboard, brackets, plastic thingies that I have no idea what their for, a million screws, washers, more plastic thingies, plumbing fittings, bits of wood......I really should throw it.......but no.  :)

I can promise you Steve that if you throw one thing away, that you have kept for over 40 years 'just in case', that you WILL need it next week. Don't ask how I know that. :-[

General Car Chat / Re: Breaking down in France
« on: 16 April 2018, 19:22:01 »
The Silver Bullet arrived back about 10 days later, with a very flat battery that would never recover, and MDTM (on an earlier forum) suggested crank sensor, which cured it

At least I carry a spare in the 3.2. (notwithstanding Nick's disagreement with this policy. ::))

General Car Chat / Re: omega gearbox problems
« on: 16 April 2018, 19:13:38 »
Before buying any ATF, check level first. If its around right (use a bent bit of wire, if none comes out, to check level), don't bother pissing around with it, and get a 2nd hand known good box.  I wouldn't pay more than about 50 for an AR25 box.

Fitting is a pain, I'd say, having some a few with help, its only just achievable using jacks and stands.

And if possible fit an AR35, (straight swap) which are more robust. I think there was one on sale on OOF recently if required.

General Car Chat / Re: omega gearbox problems
« on: 16 April 2018, 18:12:49 »
I wish! I only got halfway through before I sold it. :-[

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