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General Discussion Area / Re: car insurance
« on: 03 January 2019, 14:00:04 »
I believe that the minimum cover required by law is third party only. Assuming that it isn't worth stealing and you have removed the power sounder, is it likely to catch fire - perhaps it could be cheaper to go for the minimum legal cover?

Ron.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Telly Troubles
« on: 03 January 2019, 01:08:21 »
I have a cheap, nasty wideband aerial, fitted when I moved here in 2001, and untouched since. I notice it is pointing downwards a bit, but CBA to adjust it.  It was only ever pointed more or less the right way, and is in the loft.  Yet a decent signal from Oxford.

If a TV aerial can get a good signal in the loft, why do we mount them outside and expose them to the elements?  :-\

Because that happy situation does not always obtain, especially in areas of low signal strength and/or if the loft is lined with foil-backed roofing felt.

Ron.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Fireworks at midnight
« on: 31 December 2018, 20:59:31 »
Er, because there's a reason why they don't let off fireworks at midday, TB! :-X

Ron.

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General Car Chat / Re: WIM - Anyone been there recently?
« on: 31 December 2018, 14:35:28 »
For those in sunny Essex, Tyre-Smart of Witham have a Hunter set-up and do a pretty decent job, as Albs will confirm - and they offer Trade Prices for OOF members!  :y :y

Ron.

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That's not what I meant, TB. It's the stress due to work pressures, etc., which lower your resistance to any nasties going around - so you usually cop for the lot! :(

Ron.

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I'm sure that it IS work-related, TB. When working, I frequently had colds/manflu but since retiring I have rarely suffered - no work to hide from, obviously!

Ron.

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Lettuce? LETTUC!
You deserve to become a victim of the severest degree of manflu, Dave - and no night nurse to help you..... ;D

Ron.

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General Car Chat / Re: omega lights
« on: 26 December 2018, 19:14:15 »
I've had a crack across my offside door mirror which I have been living with for ages, but if an unbroken one became available at a sensible price..... 8)

Ron.

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General Discussion Area / Re: F.AO admin
« on: 26 December 2018, 16:42:27 »
Are you with Hotmail, raywilb? I have been battling with Microsoft for many weeks trying to get the email account that I have had with them for about 30 years restored after they told me that it had been compromised by hacking. They want evidence that I truly own the account and I am really me: difficult, as most of the evidence that I need is in that account!
It's more than just inconvenient; the email address is lodged with several bodies, including OOF, ebay and others, therefore I must be missing so many important messages by now.

Ron.

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Corfe Mullen, in Dorset, has a Pine Road, leading to Happy Bottom!
https://www.google.com/maps/@50.7850293,-2.0090296,3a,15y,183.57h,81.83t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sVa4g3XgvA-W3lPN8mkRdTw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

Ron.

Oh, and Bere Regis (also Dorset) has a village caloled Shitterton!

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General Discussion Area / Re: Aldi 3D printer 50 discount
« on: 23 December 2018, 11:04:38 »
Having little space I get harassed about my Prusa i3 which is steadily printing my first RC aircraft (aka drone).  I may have to upgrade to get a metal frame one which allows me to easily dismantle for storage between prints.  Of course, it would be rude not to upgrade the bed size, printing area and head while I was at it


Just like Trigger's broom?

Ron.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Baj humbug...
« on: 15 December 2018, 11:45:50 »
Once again you have hit the spot, Dave. I stand corrected.

Ron.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Baj humbug...
« on: 15 December 2018, 11:28:06 »
Thanks Dave, I just knew I was asking for such a comment! :y

Ron.

P.S. If Lizzie wants female smileys, they will have to be naked, and bring beer :)

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Omega General Help / Re: Battery removal
« on: 15 December 2018, 11:20:42 »
Thanks for the clarification my charger is a rather expensive one which is said to be a conditioner so maybe I have been lucky not to have caused problems.

Some conditioners use pulse charging techniques and are therefore contra-indicated for in situ charging, so I echo what TB said and only use it in situ if it definitely says that you can.

Ron.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Facial recognition
« on: 15 December 2018, 11:15:59 »
About 10 or so years ago I read that East Ham (London, for northerners) had such cameras and could scan and identify 500,000 facial images per second! If you had ever had a photograph on ANY official document. even a library ticket, you would be on the database and recognised. Worrying.....

Ron.

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