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General Discussion Area / Re: But I had right of way, She said
« on: 16 February 2019, 07:35:20 »
Zirk could sell his services to the highest bidder!  :-X   ;D
Really? I'll drop him a pm.  :)

General Discussion Area / Re: Schoolkids on strike.
« on: 16 February 2019, 07:34:23 »
I don't think that this has anything to do with politics. It's just a bunch of kids expressing their outrage/fear about what they see as impending doom. I don't think it was aimed at any particular party.
A bit like our CND marches of the 70's. But read into it what you will.

General Car Chat / Re: Astra 1.6 rattle on cold start
« on: 15 February 2019, 19:37:56 »
So did Terry do anything about his rattle or not?  ::)
Rattle? Have I missed something?  ;D

General Car Chat / Re: GPS week rollover
« on: 15 February 2019, 19:36:45 »
I used waze for the first time today. It's no better or worse than google maps imo, but the screen is a bit busy for me, with your speed, the speed limit, petrol station and speed trap info, etc. All stuff I don't need.
Google maps is adequate for my needs but, then again, it's only about once every six months I need to use it.

General Discussion Area / Re: Lidl air compressor
« on: 15 February 2019, 19:31:29 »
I have one of these that I bought seven years ago .
It was purchased for a contract I had to refurbish 16 professional Gymnasium machines which required the full frames and plastic covers to be repainted.
I believed that it would do the job and then die but all this time later It's still used almost weekly rendering my large workshop compressor almost redundant.
Not a single problem with it and it still holds pressure as good as it did on day one .
One piece of advice I'd give is to empty the tank of air when you have finished using it to prevent the seals being under continuous pressure .
The array of air tools that Lidl sell are also very good , I have most if not all of them and only today bought the cavity wax gun for a whopping 9.99.
You're going to wax your cavities? Careful.

General Discussion Area / Re: Schoolkids on strike.
« on: 15 February 2019, 19:29:33 »
It passed by without a whimper here. The wife knew nothing about it when she came home. It appears to me that the lefty media bigged it up, as usual.
You know, like when you go outside and fall over all the obese people who've had their gender reassignment jobbies. Then you get stabbed by 25 black yoofs before being robbed by a desperate drug addict while you're on the floor.
Terrible world, innit?

General Discussion Area / Re: A good story
« on: 15 February 2019, 15:21:39 »
Sounds very peaceful.

But don't forget to go back in time to register your vote for the general election.  :)

General Discussion Area / Re: Dead Person
« on: 15 February 2019, 12:44:32 »
Astra man is Chris
Dave the builder will be jealous.  ;D

General Discussion Area / Re: Dead Person
« on: 15 February 2019, 12:25:33 »
That is a problem when people with such a wealth of knowledge die. RIP Steve.

I met a young guy the other day. He is an expert on all early Astras and owns a large double digit amount of them.

General Discussion Area / Re: ITV 7:30
« on: 15 February 2019, 11:05:33 »
STEMO, speak to your optician.
I have suffered for years with bright light.
For night driving I now have glasses with an anti glare coating with normal lenses
They help greatly, don't eliminate all the glare but they really help
I have a pair of these yellow, anti-glare glasses, Keith, but they give me a headache. I don't need to wear glasses to drive, I'm one of the reading glasses brigade, fine with distance. Thank goodness for my self dimming rear view mirror, that saves being dazzled front and rear.

If the road is quiet, so it's just the odd 4Kw headlight I have to contend with, they get the full beam treatment.

General Discussion Area / Re: Isis
« on: 15 February 2019, 11:02:29 »
Why is this treacherous dog hogging the headlines? Who actually fickin cares whether she lives or dies?

Aaarrrrrgggghhhh.......I was supposed to be ignoring this story  :(

General Discussion Area / Re: ITV 7:30
« on: 15 February 2019, 10:59:08 »
How the Spanish tackle it is you have to have a medical every five years from age of 65.

Medical consists of blood pressure, discussion with the expert about your health and conditions.

You do a physical test which changes each year. Mine was to steer two objects independently along two different narrow twisty roads that scrolled down the screen. You had a joystick for each hand.

Then a standard sort of eye test wearing your driving glasses.

Then a fairly bizarre hearing test. The guy got a tuning fork and stood behind you and asked when you could hear it and with which ear as he moved it about.

It is a pass/ fail with licence withdrawal if you fail. Dont know if you can have anothergo at the coordination test as none cmputer game players would I suspect find it difficult.

You also have  to take the medical on getting a licence or exchanging  one.

Customer pays and it is around 40.

I agree it is impossible to say when driving becomes unsafe. My 92 year old dad avoids night driving and unknown scenarios. Typical of older drivers. No way could he do 100 mph in fast lane and then cut across three lanes at the lastminute for a nearly missed turn but then he wouldnt go on a motorway.
According to the law in the UK, you can drive if you're deaf and, if you lose the sight of one eye, you should not drive for three months to give yourself time to adjust. Obviously both of those conditions would be a fail in Spain. [sarcastic mode on/] That's obviously why the standard of driving is so much better over there [sarcastic mode off]

General Discussion Area / Re: Isis
« on: 15 February 2019, 06:58:38 »
I decided not to touch this one, as there aren't enough expletives in the dictionary.

General Car Chat / Re: Getting too old for simple jobs.
« on: 14 February 2019, 21:00:20 »
As long as its happens quickly, I couldn't give a monkeys tbh. It comes to us all in the end. ;)
Not bothered about when the grim reaper comes for me, as long as its quick. Getting dementia like my poor old Dad did petrifies me.  :(
Remember the old Monkhouse joke. "I want to die peacefully in my sleep, just as my dad did. Not kicking and screaming like the 70 passengers on his coach".

General Car Chat / Re: Getting too old for simple jobs.
« on: 14 February 2019, 20:58:14 »
Bloke I worked with in the mid '80s turned up at work one morning complaining of stomach ache at 10am he had a massive heart attack and[according to the autopsy]was dead before he hit the floor.They said that his heart was in such a bad way that even had he been in hospital at the time of the attack he likely wouldn't have survived and it was surprising he had lived as long as he had.He was 32 :o :o
More likely congenital than life style related then.

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