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Omega General Help / Re: TC issue
« on: Yesterday at 18:49:00 »
Thanks I suddenly realised that about 5 minutes ago!! Doh!!!
It potentially could be a confused state now, so recalibrate it when its back on the road. Basically, drive it around for 2 or 3 miles, speeding up to 50mph and slowing down (without the brakes) to near nothing repeatedly.

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General Discussion Area / Re: The man-cave is up
« on: Yesterday at 18:44:58 »
If Jimmy buries that car too deep in crap, he'll forget about it and it'll be someone else's barnfind one day!  ;D
I once forgot I had a Nova in a garage that was rammed to the rafters with crap ;D

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General Discussion Area / Re: Looks like Boris has walked it
« on: Yesterday at 18:44:01 »
Tiny insignificant island? Where are you living?
Errr, the real world. Just think about it for a minute.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Looks like Boris has walked it
« on: Yesterday at 18:41:45 »
cheap GM parts  :y
But the bits we need are now PSA, not GM ;D

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General Discussion Area / Re: VPN
« on: Yesterday at 11:04:05 »
That is on as well. If you can see my BB can you not also see my IP address? ???
I, as one of the co owners here, can see your IP, from which I can deduce your ISP.

I'm not sure why you are so concerned about your IP?  Like your email address*, its publically available somewhere.  I think you are worrying over nothing, unless you are doing something illegal (in which case a mainstream commercial VPN is not for you anyway).

All a VPN, used in the way you intend, can do is make your traffic appear to come from other addresses. This adds latency, reduces speed, gets you blocked more often and reduces security.


* here is a useful site for seeing if your email/password combos that you might use on multiple sites is on freely available lists of victims - https://haveibeenpwned.com/

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His political career, thank Christ, is over.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Looks like Boris has walked it
« on: Yesterday at 10:52:52 »
Time will tell what we will end up with, but my preference would be the bare bones arrangement that leaves us with the loosest possible relationship with the EU and gives us the greatest flexibility to deal with other countries and trading blocks.  :y
The choice will be hard leave, or almost all in.  Have you not paid attention since the referendum?

I think the whole world sees BoJo's deal as worse than TM's.

And to lose your biggest trading partner when you are a tiny, insignificant island leaves you with minimal options in a multinational world.  China is fast becoming a place not to snuggle up with, which starts to leave us vulnerable to being the 51st state.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Looks like Boris has walked it
« on: Yesterday at 10:46:26 »
I wonder if labour had got a fresh face a year ago whether the stupid public would have voted differently.
I think it could have been quite different.  Labour had the right manifesto (if you are a socialist), but the wrong leader.  Many, many people voted Tory, myself included and against my better judgement, purely to stop Corbyn.

Though obviously this was brexit v remain and at least for now faith is restored in the British public.
The media spout that, but I don't think it really was.  Even I don't think the British public are that stupid. If it was, surely the Brexit party under that other unelectable 'tard Farage might have sneaked some seats.

I think most remainers respect democracy, so would potentially vote to leave if their had been a People's Vote or whatever.  The fear from the Brexiteers side would be those disgruntled leave voters who have now discovered the promises, such as the 350m a week to the NHS and the EU would roll over and give us anything, were always outright lies.

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Yes, Halfords Trade bring them into just that "a bit expensive, but acceptable and convenient" bracket, in the same way an ECP 50% off does.

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General Car Chat / Re: Just watched a review about corsa e
« on: Yesterday at 10:24:56 »
You're all wrong ...... Smart Fortwo is THE small car runabout!  ::) ::) ::) ::) ::)

and the Roadster for playing in if it's not raining;) ;)
Every poor sod I know who has had a FourTwo has also regretted taking that in the rain, at 600 for each body module ;D
The Fortwos are generally water tight ..... I've certainly not had any water ingress problems. The Roadster has a reputation for letting in water and one of the places is right above the SAM (which is about 600 fitted & programmed)

and it's Fortwo ie for two people as apposed to the Forfour for four people  ;) ;)
Soz with spelling mistake. Mr Jobs must have renamed it, or I had fat fingers ;D

Yes, its the 2 seater original, now call ForTwo.  I know of probably half a dozen that have had water ingress into a module.  I was then racking my brains if I knew anyone with a roadster, and remembered I did - so I gave him a quick test last night to see about both going into the office next week, and asked him about his.  Yeah, he had 2 SAMs fitted, and since sold the car due to that ;D

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Read the manual for the Range Rover , understand now what the Dynamic Response feature is & what it does didn't even realise I had it till a colleague at work spoke about it !
LOL, but a year or 2 ago the TerribleCan was the worlds most capable off road vehicle, and you said far better than any JLR vehicle ;D

Glad you are seeing the light, and realising that they are pretty much the most capable off road cars you can get :y

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General Car Chat / Re: Just watched a review about corsa e
« on: 14 December 2019, 20:56:09 »
You're all wrong ...... Smart Fortwo is THE small car runabout!  ::) ::) ::) ::) ::)

and the Roadster for playing in if it's not raining;) ;)
Every poor sod I know who has had a FourTwo has also regretted taking that in the rain, at 600 for each body module ;D

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General Discussion Area / Re: VPN
« on: 14 December 2019, 20:53:20 »
Gobbledegook again, and how do you know my BB provider? :o
Because I own the website that you have visited.

As for gobbledegook, there is nothing you have said that would make me think you would benefit from a VPN.


I'd probably remove AVG, and if you want to use a free AV solution, use the standard, built in, Windows 10 one called Defender. AVG is a resource hog, and a chequered past of being a bit naughty.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Don't forget...
« on: 14 December 2019, 20:45:57 »
Theoretically speaking, but they aren't counted where you voted, so the two pieces of paper should never meet again once you have been handed your ballot paper  ;)
How do we know that though? I imagine the voting profile and demographics is very valuable....

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General Car Chat / Re: Ford st220 estate
« on: 14 December 2019, 20:43:01 »
my mother's Focus has the 125hp motor. It clearly has a tiny turbo and a heavy flywheel. It pretends to have torque until the turbo runs out of puff at about 4500rpm - this pretence is obvious as the minimal performance diasappears with more than two people in it. Accelerating from 50 to 80, a real everyday requirement, is painful. The flywheel doesn't help this, but really makes itself known when you lift off: the bloody thing doesn't slow down at all. It's rough as hell at all times. This all adds up to a car that is difficult to drive smoothly. Economy is no better than a mk1 Focus either, and it's still ugly as sin inside and out. It does handle and ride better as they've dialed out all of the tedious harshness and nervousness that seems to make a "driver's car".
As said, its "OK" in the Focus. Its certainly not a performance option, more the minimum you can get away with. And a number of them as hire cars, and every single one was a damn sight more sprightly that the utter shite 1.6 Mk1 we owned for a bit.

Like any small petrol turbo, economy is woeful when thrashed, which in a small family car, they have to be.


The Focus has never had precise handling or harshness. The original didn't, and the latest still hasn't. The enormous rubber bushes mean that you can never be sure exactly where any wheel is pointing.

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