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General Discussion Area / Re: Google
« on: 27 June 2020, 10:03:48 »
even so, you'll still have to wade through non uk dross :(

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General Discussion Area / Re: Google
« on: 27 June 2020, 10:03:02 »
I invariably put UK in the search term as well. Doesn’t seem to make much difference.
try +uk at the end

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Booooo.  My 2 weeks holiday - when I was supposed to be in Italy -  has come to an end. Stinky work on Monday :(

What have I achieved in those 2 weeks?

Errr, well, hmmm ;D


I did tidy the loft, by moving the junk to be binned to the garage, so will spend the next 2 months slowly getting it in the wheelie bins.

I tried to find a feasible replacement for my Windows 7 Media Center, so tried the latest versions of:
Plex (still shite, struggling to see its purpose really)
Media Portal (still too unreliable, and lacking plugins for v2)
MythTV (Too much friggin, every time you have to retune)
Kodi (shite as a media centre, obviously its raison d'etre is illegal streams)

So its running Windows 8 Media Center.  When Win8 goes out of security support, I'm knackered, as none of the list above are going anywhere, and the hacked Windows 10 WMC is too much hassle as it need modifying/reinstalling with every Windows feature update.  That said, we're recording less and less now, as the only good stuff on telly are the repeats that we've all seen too many times.


My 2 lockdown toys I bought - a Tamiya Hotshot and a DJI Mavic 2 - have both seen a lot of action in the last 2 weeks.  In fact, the Mavic 2, since I got it late April, has now done over 240km, 95% of which from the bedroom window ;D.  If I take out trips to fix shite at work, that's more than I've driven in that time ;D


Lastly, my tomatoes and courgettes have come along nicely during my "Italy" hols :)

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General Car Chat / Re: Automatics
« on: 27 June 2020, 09:42:14 »
Yup.

And if you take a Car and trailer test in an auto, you can only tow using an auto, even if you hold a manual licence.

For the bigger stuff, you can take the test in either manual or auto bearing in mind that manual trucks and buses are rare, if you only hold an auto you can only drive an auto truck/bus but if you have a manual car licence, you can drive either regardless of what you passed your C/D test in.

I never knew you had to take a test to tow a trailer.  :-[
Only millennials.  Old duffers like us don't :)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Google
« on: 27 June 2020, 09:41:18 »
OK, so then assuming the region is correct (defaults to "current region") in your google settings, assuming you are signed in to google (and it likely will default to current region if you are not), then its probably just likely that the US answers are more relevant to your search query.

If its for shopping (probably the main reason for wanting UK results), then the Shopping tab will help keep it to your region - ish.  But I find Google Shopping a bit naff TBH.

Also changing the search slightly, eg, adding uk into it, can help, but most SEO plugins that most of these annoying sites us will put common western countries in the metadata anyway.


All search engines work on similar principles, and the global nature of the internet means that its not easy for a search engine to determine what country a site is aimed at (as its very likely its hosted in another country anyway - for eg, the OOF Shop is hosted in the US)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Google
« on: 26 June 2020, 18:28:12 »
Is there another decent search engine than Google? No matter what I do it insists on offering US sites or items priced in $. I have tried the fixes suggested and using the - exclude option with no luck.
If you're using one, turn off the VPN

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General Discussion Area / Re: Champions
« on: 26 June 2020, 18:27:12 »
Surely nobody can support teams that play in red?

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General Car Chat / Re: 19k mile 2001 Omega Elite
« on: 25 June 2020, 17:22:23 »
Defo gay gold. Usually at that age come with the turd brown steering wheel ;D


Thanks for the heads up, could be worth a punt to somebody, but not me.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Rebecca Long-Bailey
« on: 25 June 2020, 17:18:49 »
Being white, I'm guessing I won't be called racist again if I suggest she is added to the cull list.

So just abuse to be expected from the diesel dykes.

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 25 June 2020, 17:09:07 »
I sat in the drivers seat while a big roller went over the top and back.
I do that with the battlebus. Mainly because its had a fair record on breaking BP's carwash when the aerial gets tangled.  It usually gets most of the mould off first though :)

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 24 June 2020, 18:15:55 »
If it wasn't for my strong willpower, I would have washed to cars today 8)
;D

Your determination has inspired me not to wash mine.

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General Car Chat / Re: Low brake pad warning on Tata.
« on: 23 June 2020, 18:46:28 »
I don't understand how they think that's a good idea ???

If something happens then they're not insured, the car's not insured and throw a dose of TWOC into it and there's the whole unemployment situation and dealer reputation damage... Not to mention fixing/replacing the car and all the hassle that goes with that.
I think they probably are insured. Motor dealers insurance or something.
Its usually liability only...

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General Discussion Area / Re: Hamilton
« on: 23 June 2020, 18:44:09 »
Im still willing to give Hamilton the benefit of the doubt. He is naive and may well be badly advised or influenced. I believe though that he means well and has good intentions. He has some growing up to do, and a lot to learn, but Im convinced he is a decent bloke with a good heart.
Also, probably the best driver I have ever seen.
He's 35 years old.  So he is either very stupid or very arrogant.

I know what I think.

Granted, he's a pretty decent driver (in an era when most of the drivers are a bunch of poofs), but he always has been a 1st class prick.

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The BBC has started spouting that the 2m is scrapped, and its now 1m.

Thats not what the PM said.

Silly bloody tart.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Hamilton
« on: 23 June 2020, 18:34:45 »
will 'take the knee'
Didn't he do that in front of Ronaldo 2 or 3 years back, when he fancied a Portugese Sausage?

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