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Best advice is not to use it. But definitely don't use it for programming. Ever.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Wasp Nest
« on: 18 September 2018, 18:28:07 »
quickest way ive ever found is to dose the nest with wd40, as its oil based they hate it,hover around for a few hours trying to get back in then off to the next place :y
Nah, petrol and match, all sorted in 15m

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General Discussion Area / Re: Wasp Nest
« on: 18 September 2018, 18:27:31 »
Don't be a slumlord landlord - get a proper pest control company in  :P ;) ;D

Otherwise, I hear Elon Musk was selling flamethrowers recently...
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Get our glorious leader to operate the flame thrower, he has a history with gas powered things. ;D
I can confirm, if its a ground nest, a litre of petrol and a match does sort it out, but dress up well (I put on my full bike gear)
How will lycra help?  :o
The only bike is one with a petrol engine strapped to it. Poofter MAMILs don't ride real bikes.

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Be very careful if Mrs STEMO complains of having dry eyes and buys an over the counter bottle of eye drops. :-X It only takes a few drops added to your food and it's bye bye STEMO. A US wifey has just been charged with doing this and killing her husband. :o The bad news is it obviously fails the not detectable poison test. :-[

Yep. That's no good. What she needs is a sudden, tragic, accidental camping equipment failure in his vicinity to send him into orbit and . Now, ... <rubs chin> :-X
Some bastard mention that at work today.  They are getting years or entertainment out of my personal tradegies

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General Discussion Area / Re: Sat Nav Choice
« on: 18 September 2018, 18:23:07 »
Granted, was out in the open, but notice on power-on, my quad had 18 locked in sats ;).  Granted, also much newer GPS hardware than what goes into standalone portable units as well...

Indoors, sitting at my desk, my phone is locked on 12 sats..
I suspect if you could access the serial data, whilst it might claim to "see" 12, its locked to far less....

GPS Test reported it could "see" 20-odd, and 12 were "in use" - I can only assume it can only use stats it's locked on to.. still, my old iPaq used to get me around just fine with a lock on about 4 sats, so.. ;)
That sounds like it might be an older chipset that has a limit on sats it can use simultaneously, rather than truly locked on, if it was indoors.


What does the tool say outdoors?

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General Discussion Area / Re: Sat Nav Choice
« on: 18 September 2018, 18:21:11 »
You need to go higher. Even my trusty old Garmin GPS12XL used to get a full rack of 12 sats a couple of miles up above Jockular land!  ;D
CAA have limited me to 400' now :(.  And being the model citizen, I never breach that and post on a public site like utube

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General Discussion Area / Re: Barclaycard have given me a headache
« on: 18 September 2018, 18:18:44 »
You can't really annoy a computer.

Indeed, Barclays has 24 million customers - it's not like there is a little gremlin like man staring at the balance sheets cursing TB; he's not even a spec in their statistics.
It gives me a warm feeling its costing them to service my accounts.  Much like when I piss myself.

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General Car Chat / Re: That was dreadful !
« on: 18 September 2018, 18:16:48 »
MX5 is a hoot to drive, and quite nice in a tail out scenario.  And its all low speed fun as well :y.

It lacks power (big time), and obviously has an image problem, but that doesn't make it boring.


Not tried a new one, but suspect the weight has ballooned and the power sapped, which would be a crying shame.  Esp as all the old ones have rusted away.

Early MR2s are almost as much fun

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General Car Chat / Re: A Day At The Auctions
« on: 18 September 2018, 18:06:50 »
The vendor was WBAC.com (owned by BCA) who probably paid a tenth of that for it.  ::)
Theiving vermin bastids.
They have a place in life for people too lazy or idle to move stuff on themselves.

In a former life, I used to linger around the pawn shops in Bletchley (its that sort of place) just after Christmas and snap up all the brand new games consoles that people had got for xmas, but were trading in for next to nothing in order to get their next fix.  I'd keep them for a few weeks until there were not many around, then sell them for far more than I paid for them - things like Wii's, Xbox360s, gayStation 3s I was buying for sub 30, and selling for 3 times that.


Sometimes I used to think some poor granny had saved her pension for that for an ungrateful grandchild, who had likely exchanged for a quick shot.

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General Car Chat / Re: Eratic Idle on my 2.2 2002 Omega.
« on: 18 September 2018, 17:53:21 »
Just seen your location. I once bought an Omega from Holbeach ;D

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General Car Chat / Re: It must be only TB.....
« on: 18 September 2018, 17:51:35 »
Bloody Macs.  For girlies and ladyboys only.  Did I mention I'm not a fan of mine?

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General Car Chat / Re: A Day At The Auctions
« on: 17 September 2018, 17:54:28 »
And egay.

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Omega General Help / Re: Front wishbone bush replacement
« on: 17 September 2018, 17:35:56 »
at just 450 per year
Blimey, a pair of rear tyres comes out more on my jalopy  :'(

Yes, I pay 106 usually / currently per corner, but that is normal wear and tear, with my tyres (usually, baring punctures) lasting for over 5 years. :D ;)
They are only rated to 5yrs from manufacture, not fitting ;). Not the that is an issue for us on either car.  We both like a good, dependable tyre :)

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General Car Chat / Re: It must be only TB.....
« on: 17 September 2018, 17:33:33 »
Can someone wake me up when they finish ZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzz.  :D ;D
I said the same about this Brexit 'dangle berries', but guess it wont happen with the media frenzy. And lies.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Lizzie, please explain.....
« on: 17 September 2018, 17:31:16 »
You have been duped by the power of advertising, TB. :)
Mrs TB has tried secretly fobbing me off on other brands, or non Birdseye fish fingers, but she doesn't now, as she got sick of me throwing it at her, then ringing up for a takeaway.  She used to wonder how I knew, but you can tell it a mile off.


Some things I cant tell, like McVities v Tesco Ginger Nuts....   .so guess what she buys me ;D

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