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Messages - aaronjb

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General Discussion Area / Re: Which laptop ?
« on: Today at 13:32:02 »
As I've seen others say - you can change your passwords when they are (inevitably) breached and leaked. Good luck changing your fingerprints.

General Discussion Area / Re: Which laptop ?
« on: 03 December 2019, 12:30:01 »
Eboy will be along in a minute to let you know that they're all crap. HTH :y

With no exceptions. :)

Except the one from the mid 2000s that he's still using because it's better than anything produced in the last 15 years. Hm, so the same as cars, then?  ;D

Seriously though - don't go Apple; it is a whole new way of working that you'll either love or hate but to be honest, if it's just for browsing the t'interwebs, stick with what you know. I wouldn't like to go back to Windows now but even I'll admit that (as a tech bod) there was a learning curve when I moved to Apple a decade ago just as there'd be a (less steep) learning curve to go back to Windows 10 now.

I'd say steer clear of the bargain basement stuff that still has spinning rust for storage (rather than SSD) and limited RAM (RAM is king) but beyond that, go for something you like the look of because they are all much of a muchness unless you get into "high end" business stuff that is still built for reliability.

The HP Envy laptops look nice but are expensive (decent spec, though)
Look at the Microsoft Surface range, too - small, light, decent build quality and most of them are more powerful than my 9 year old MacBook Pro.

Basically, wander around Currys and pick one that floats your boat, then buy it online where it's cheaper. Just avoid (like I say) spinning discs (aka hard discs) and go for an SSD based machine with a reasonable amount of RAM and you can't go far wrong.

General Car Chat / Re: My Builder's Van MOT
« on: 03 December 2019, 10:22:59 »
You can watch my Merc's brake discs rust ......  ;D

You'll stay warmer coming inside and watching paint dry, though..  :D ;D

General Discussion Area / Re: The man-cave is up
« on: 03 December 2019, 09:01:41 »
You could do with a visit from eboy he's an expert in getting garages warm-even if only for a short while :-X ;D ;D

Even being >1m away from the boundary, I think the neighbours are likely to complain if Eboy visits a wooden garage ... when the fences, hedges and trees are alight  :-X

General Discussion Area / Re: Which laptop ?
« on: 03 December 2019, 08:59:32 »
Eboy will be along in a minute to let you know that they're all crap. HTH :y

General Car Chat / Re: My Builder's Van MOT
« on: 03 December 2019, 08:58:29 »
Many Vauxhalls suffer this, where the inner face gets badly corroded , starting at the outer circumference and slowly working inwards.  Never seen this on other cars I've owned.  My MV6 and TB2 aside - where I tended to wear out the discs before this happened - this has happened on all my Omegas, and the Zafira. and the Nova...

I've seen that on almost every car I've owned - the MR2 was notorious for it (almost everyone would report the same problem, regardless of miles driven), the MINI discs were the same when I took them off.. haven't had it, however, on the BMW (genuine BMW discs) and we'll see how the MINI holds up now it too is running genuine BMW discs. Even the OE Toyota discs would do it, though. People would try painting the outer edge and top hat to no avail.

General Discussion Area / Re: Bye Bye Trade Club
« on: 02 December 2019, 08:05:27 »
Sad news, :(

I suppose parts will no longer be needed at all once Vauxhall are making disposable sh1te like the rest of the PSA group. ;D

What do you mean "once"? ;)

I'm always slightly surprised dealers still have a parts counter at all - surely if Joe Public is buying parts, he's not bringing it to your workshop and paying labour (where the money is)..

General Discussion Area / Re: Dead Person
« on: 29 November 2019, 08:03:00 »
Gary Rhodes celebrity chef only 59, died in Dubai where he was working.

In the news this morning - he slipped in the shower, hit his head and .. that was the end of him :(

General Car Chat / Re: Thanks to WIM at Chesham
« on: 28 November 2019, 15:24:29 »
So you won't be getting the jerry can and matches out, after all?  :) :y

General Car Chat / Re: oil loss
« on: 27 November 2019, 15:44:48 »
a mate has a pug 207 petrol & told me its real heavy on oil usage. the engine is very clean doesnt seem to be spewing any out. it runs spot on , no smoking at all. we are baffled. the engine i know had a new timing belt, valves about 9mths ago. suggestions pls  :y

Which petrol engine? The THP150 (aka N14 in the MINI) generally drinks oil like George Best did alcohol. Known for weak blow-by control (piston rings) and poor head oil control (stem seals and valve guides both wear), coking of the inlet tract & valve backs due to the combination of excessive blow-by and direct injection providing no 'cleaning' effect on the intake..

THP150 is the 1.6 turbocharged engine (and variants).

General Discussion Area / Re: I'm sure thats not normal
« on: 27 November 2019, 14:16:57 »
Unlike you lot who just buy what you want, when you want, I'm classed as "cheap to run" ;D
Aside from the occasional bought of gayness, your are pretty low maintenance  ;)

What about when he's only meant to blow the bloody doors off, and ends up grenading the whole garage? :-X ;D

Or the gout..

Seems to get endless cups of tea delivered in the bath, too..

Sounds high maintenance, to me. Swipe left! Or right? I don't know how the kids these days do it. ;D

General Discussion Area / Re: Sir Keir Starmer
« on: 27 November 2019, 14:15:33 »
No sign of Rees Mogg the Ghoul either
Yes, another being kept away from the media in case he advocates sending kids who don't pass their 11 plus up chimneys.
Quite right too... Get the little tinkers to work ;)

Surely they're going to have to be seriously malnourished to fit up the gas flue, though..

General Discussion Area / Re: Dead Person
« on: 27 November 2019, 13:17:50 »
Dr.Jonathan Miller now , going like skittles at the moment.

I was going to say "who?" until I saw a picture of him in the 1970s, and then he was instantly recognisable.

General Discussion Area / Re: Muslim council of Britain
« on: 27 November 2019, 13:11:10 »
Got no time for Religion of any kind , let alone ones that try to brainwash folk.

All of them, then  ;D

General Discussion Area / Re: Dead Person
« on: 27 November 2019, 10:15:04 »
Gary Rhodes celebrity chef only 59, died in Dubai where he was working.

Just read about that. Wonder why/how. I didn't think he was that old.

Died with his wife by his side and worked till the day before he corked it, according to the Beeb, so I'd guess something like cancer..

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