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General Discussion Area / Re: Terrorist attack?
« on: Today at 16:48:23 »
Talking of bicyclists, ALL the roads around here are being closed for a whole day meaning that I will only be able to drive to work via the A3 via Havant or the A23 via Arundel, Worthing and Hove >:(

So that will be a day in a hotel at work as it's between shifts >:(
Not tempted to cycle to work, then? ;)
Driving via Hove would probably be quicker ;D

 ;D

Mind where you leave the keys, won't you?:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/11/seatac-airport-seattle-plane-takes-off-without-permission

Actually, I think there's something in the water, so maybe take some leave until it calms down?

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/utah-plane-crash-duane-youd-cessna-home-dies-released-from-jail-today-2018-08-13/

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General Discussion Area / Re: Terrorist attack?
« on: Today at 16:35:37 »
Talking of bicyclists, ALL the roads around here are being closed for a whole day meaning that I will only be able to drive to work via the A3 via Havant or the A23 via Arundel, Worthing and Hove >:(

So that will be a day in a hotel at work as it's between shifts >:(
Not tempted to cycle to work, then? ;)

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General Car Chat / Re: MOT prices
« on: Today at 16:33:32 »
I have been paying the same 40 to my MOT place for almost as long as I can remember.They only do MOT,s and every year the same guys has a chat about the Omega and says he wished every car he saw was as well maintained,so for the praise alone I,m happy to pay the 40.

Thats a coincidence,Tunnie,as my 3.2 Elite was supplied from new by Fox,s at Camberley according to old documents I have.

They must only do service now? The garage in town is where the Peugeot one was, it's under Eden.

Perhaps there was a Fox branch there? As the service/MOT place only do that, no sales. Wonder if it was always separate.  :-\

IIRC, there was a big Fox Vauxhall dealership on the BVR years ago. My Dad nearly bought his Senator there, but they upset him so he went to one on the A322 in Knaphill / Bisley, IIRC. I don't think either of them are there any more.

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General Car Chat / Re: MOT prices
« on: Today at 11:59:54 »
Yep, I always take mine to the local guy in the village and pony up the 50 odd. It's plain to see that it costs a garage at least 50 to do an MOT* so if they charge less, it's a loss leader.

*- unless it's my Westfield, whereby he has about 25 minutes chatting to me over a cuppa and a fag before logging off the MOT system since it only takes him 15 minutes to test the car!

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Indeed - where "My traffic" is stuff going to and from the internet anyway, so, if it's something you care about, and isn't already robustly encrypted...

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Indeed. I'd say unless there is an "out of band" way to flash the device with its original firmware image there's no way, so it's back to the factory, or bin it. If you do clean it, what's to say it doesn't get owned again as soon as it connects back to the internet?

Even if there's a way for the consumer to load firmware, what's to say that hasn't been "got at" too?

There isn't really an answer to securing cheap consumer embedded systems such as this, IMHO, other than don't connect them to the internet. Less than useful for a router.  ::)

Probably the only solution is for ISPs to detect suspicious activity and boot them off the network. Then again, it's not their problem and that will just cause their support centres to get swamped with calls from unwashed plebs who can't get on @rsebook. ::)

I wonder if I should update my ancient Draytek router some time. Then again, it might now be so ancient that nobody's going to bother hacking it?

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General Discussion Area / Re: For the geeks...
« on: Today at 10:16:24 »
An extra 60-70 people added to the bunfight for the best seats. Oh, joy!   :D

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General Discussion Area / Re: Terrorist attack?
« on: Today at 10:13:11 »
Have we had a vigil yet?  ???  ::)  :-X
We haven't had the wailing and public outpouring of grief yet, nor the carpeting of the scene with flowers. ::)

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With the trucks at work, DAF shite, when the light comes on you simply have to park up, metres from anything, so that rules out parking bays ::) and press a button...

The truck then revs its bollix off for anything upto an hour and a half ::)

Given that they spend all day doing 20mph, this happens alot ;D

.. and all in an environment where Kerosene is pi##ing through giant hairdryers all day long with gay abandon and no emission controls whatsoever, presumably? ;)

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Nobody has mentioned the "TheBoy Milton Keynes" test, I notice. ::)
If I can induce brake fade between Horsham and Crawley, it comes as no surprise that he changes his pads every month ;D

I did that one with a 1700kg trailer with (as I later discovered) no brakes in July. ::)

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Nobody has mentioned the "TheBoy Milton Keynes" test, I notice. ::)

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The boiling point of DOT4 brake fluid is only 230 C, so if the caliper support has got up to 200 C I think the grease would be the last of your worries, TBH.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Internet Providers
« on: Yesterday at 16:05:46 »
If you have a proper name, you don't need a number ::)

Or if you got in there Google have been reading your email for years ago..  :D

FTFY. :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: old style petrol stations
« on: Yesterday at 12:09:07 »
Back in the day people knew you were driving a 'performance car' when you reached for the 5 star pump.

It was worth an inch in length and two inches in girth.  :)

.. until they noticed you were putting it into a mustard coloured Marina Coupe. ::)

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Drove the Mondeo home slowly from Surrey using the skinny space saver, after my front offside tyre quickly went down yesterday.  ::)

When you say 'slowly'... I got passed on the M25 by someone in a Mondeo with a space saver spare on; and I was doing 70... ;D

70 is slowly, no?  ;)

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