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Messages - Kevin Wood

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I think I still owe them a little over 3k .. really must pay that at some point!
You know it'll be the one dipped into adhesive and then ground carborundum next if you don't. :o

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If your daughter was really serious about a deposit, Albs, she would have been slumming it and not paying over two grand a month in rent. I realise, in her position, she couldn't have lived in a dive (friends round and all that) but with her being in banking, surely everyone would have seen the financial sense in it.

Living where she is, paying what she is on rent.. one assumes her income is well into six figures, so slumming it shouldn't be necessary..

Not "well into", but "just into".  ;)

I'm sure she enjoys the annual HMRC lube-free visit, then...

Didn't realise they did any other kind of visit, TBH.  :(

Oh, I tell a lie. They did helpfully send me a cheque this year to return my payment on account... After I specifically informed them that I was paying them both in January, as the amount wasn't large. I'm guessing they thought (as I did) that I'd then forget to make the 2nd payment. Ha! Nice try, suckers. Truth be told, I nearly did, but only nearly. Better luck next year.  :P

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General Discussion Area / Re: router reinstalling advice pls
« on: 10 September 2018, 15:44:55 »
Mmm. Curried Goat for tea, then. ;)

It might be worth having a look at the configuration web interface of the device you have. Often the installation software does the bare minimum to get it working but in the web interface you can set all sorts of other things.

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General Discussion Area / Re: router reinstalling advice pls
« on: 10 September 2018, 13:56:18 »
I'm not familiar with the device you have, but sometimes they can be configured into different modes - Access Point, Repeater, bridge, etc.

Failing that, something like this is all you need (no experience of the actual device shown):

https://www.novatech.co.uk/products/tp-link-tl-wa801nd-300mbps-wireless-n-access-point/tl-wa801nd.html

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General Discussion Area / Re: Selecting home network hardware
« on: 10 September 2018, 12:29:26 »
Given that the place currently receives a mighty 5mbps broadband, I think cat6 will be enough future proofing for a while!  ;D

True, if access the the internet is your main requirement, but, as mentioned, you might want a bigger pipe to access stuff on a home server.

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Omega General Help / Re: Stag lpg / PS-02 sensor question
« on: 10 September 2018, 12:27:16 »
Hose pipe is probably the best plan although I'd probably fill it with a solution of washing / dishwasher powder first and let it soak for a few mins then flush with water.

If muck comes out, it's obviously an indication that the whole system could do with a flush.

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Omega General Help / Re: V6 cylinder number confusion
« on: 10 September 2018, 10:24:53 »
2,4,6 bank is UK passenger side, 1,3,5 is driver's side.

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General Car Chat / Re: Some rental car
« on: 10 September 2018, 10:20:02 »
Yes I've seen XJ L and it seemed to occupy about one and a half car parking spaces on length alone :D Rather put off modern Jags[XF onwards]because of their-to me-overly gimmicky interiors-pop up rotary gear selector self opening/closing air vents etc-but at least their screen things are better integrated into the fascia better than BMW,Mercedes,Ford and so on where they look like some king of chav add on!

On the other hand, at least they appear to have ditched the awful "Hyacinth Bucket" mock tudor Rover 75 look of the S type. :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: Selecting home network hardware
« on: 10 September 2018, 10:16:29 »
.. of course, in 5 years time we'll probably all be kicking ourselves for not wiring up our houses with fibre. ::)

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Omega General Help / Re: Damaged rear height sensor
« on: 09 September 2018, 16:38:14 »
While I had it out, but after taking the photo, I made a new link arm for less than 10.  I got a pair of Igus M6 Ball Joint Linkage, Metric Thread Standard, M6 Thread Size from RSComponents (Stock no.:712-4986, see https://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/ball-joint-linkages/7124986/) and connected them with a length of M6 stainless threaded rod Loctite'd into place.  It works a treat. 


That's useful information to know. :y

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Not the answer but these pods maybe coming to a place near you soon.

https://elpais.com/elpais/2018/09/06/inenglish/1536222871_147929.html

Airbnb hasn't helped the situation in any tourist destination

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Haibu means beehive in Japanese, and the company website says that people are social creatures who were meant to live in communities that help each other out, like bees in a hive.

What have they been smoking? ;D

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Omega General Help / Re: How fast
« on: 09 September 2018, 14:04:26 »
You should try it some time. It's therapeutic. :y

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General Car Chat / Re: Car shopping
« on: 09 September 2018, 14:00:20 »
Here's an idea...

Throw all 15k at your mortgage and keep the Zafira another year...

Not too worried about the mortgage currently.
OK, I will rephrase the question... Which is better? Owing 15,000 less on your home or owning a shiny car?
Fair comment. There's precious little around 2nd hand that would enthuse me to part with that much cash at the moment.
I think I'd just chuck 5-6k at something boring and lowish mileage that will absorb some commuting miles and call it "white goods". :-\

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700,000 for a one bed third floor flat. The mind boggles. Just imagine what STMO could buy in Barnsley for that kind of money.
FTFY :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: router reinstalling advice pls
« on: 08 September 2018, 14:34:58 »
No don't know the admin password. Should have "written" it down but never envisaged the death of my old PC ( never learn...)

Right I will have some lunch and bite the bullet afterwards. I remember it being straightforward to set up and change via the interface.
Don't have a 'Spanish' lunch, you'll fall asleep for the afternoon if you do.  ;D
I thought that was a recognised course in a Spanish meal - usually comes somewhere between desert and digestif. ;D

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