Omega Owners Forum

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

News:

Search the maintenance guides for answers to 99.999% of Omega questions

Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Messages - Kevin Wood

Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 [7] 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 ... 2241
91
General Discussion Area / Re: When I die....
« on: 18 October 2018, 16:47:30 »
Simplz. Leave instructions for the hearse to be driven on or above the limit. last one to the wake buys everyone a drink.
Worked for my mate Johnty. RIP. :y


We do have a problem with far too many old unproductive people living far too long. It is not sustainable and a huge burden on the taxpayer.

With more of them being ploughed over by speeding hearses there'll be no problem. :y

92
General Discussion Area / Re: Paddington 24
« on: 18 October 2018, 16:44:09 »

It's really hard for doctors and nurses to do that, and builders, waiters, waitresses, etc.. I'd wager more people are employed in "non-desk" jobs than are employed in desk jobs.

That said, even with desk jobs there has been a recent trend of ending home working as companies like HP and BT suddenly realised they were paying for very large offices that were almost always empty people to sit around in their pyjamas posting on car forums.. so instead of ditching the office, they told everyone to get their arses in to the office..

He types. From his desk. At home.  ;D

FTFY. :y

93
Wife's 66 plate astra diesel is not (Euro 6) but my 14 plate (Euro 5) is.
Because is diesel  :D
They're both diesel  ::)
Not many fields to plough inside the ULEZ - no problem. :y

94
General Discussion Area / Re: Mad cow disease....
« on: 18 October 2018, 13:33:13 »
Oh, not good news!  :(

Had a nice steak up there a few weeks back too. :-X

95
General Car Chat / Re: Company car advice
« on: 18 October 2018, 09:13:28 »
Nah, nothing rusts in Spain where they're made ::)
Ahh! Rust proofing is clearly the first job after siesta + sherry. ::)

96
General Car Chat / Re: Company car advice
« on: 17 October 2018, 23:07:21 »
Allegedly. But I suppose only time will tell  ::)
I found out about that little gem about a week after using an '07 plate model to tow a glider to Aberdeen. :o


EDIT: Lovely tow car, BTW, with the rear attached, at any rate. :y

97
General Car Chat / Re: Company car advice
« on: 17 October 2018, 23:03:39 »
You might be on to something there.  I didn't realise the BIK rates for LCVs are so low.  Hmmm, Merc X class, anyone?  ::)

Id buy the Navara (exactly the same car) for several grand less personally. But the ideas sound.

Have they figured out how to stop them splitting in two yet? :-\

98
General Discussion Area / Re: Royal Observer core posts
« on: 17 October 2018, 13:38:26 »
It's because of the urbex sites that we keep quiet about which one we are restoring, we don't store anything there and we have a fair amount of security but there's plenty of idiots about.

An easy way to waste half your life visiting those, I find. ;D

99
General Car Chat / Re: Pikeys
« on: 16 October 2018, 18:48:52 »
Sat nav error, can't trust them.😂
You jest, but the stupid handheld ones can easily get the wrong direction after stopping for any reason, eg traffic, and won't correct until its convinced of direction of movement.  During this time, it can give duff instructions.  They should be banned.
Because we all know just how good built in ones are ;D
They're great when you accidentally drive through a wormhole and end up back in 1978, because the maps are then perfectly up to date. ;D

100
General Discussion Area / Re: Royal Observer core posts
« on: 16 October 2018, 17:35:58 »
There's an ROC post a couple of miles from me on some farm land.

Popped in to Hack Green nuclear bunker the weekend before last. Well worth a visit if you're passing and they have quite a bit on info. on the cold war ROC bunkers there.

101
Wait until you start on Tek 'scopes. Think I'm on 7 currently. I need help. :-\

I wouldn't mind a nice, relatively compact, modern scope.. but they usually come with an accompanying price tag!

Sounds like you "need" a DSO Quad.

http://wiki.seeedstudio.com/DSO_Quad/

Not too expensive and great for using in the footwell of a car, etc. I've even used it to debug my mate's glider engine tacho from the back seat while in flight. (turned out to be a crank sensor issue, of course!)

Not so great if you need a lot of bandwidth, but a must have gadget none the less. :y

102
Good thing about Scopes is its one of the few Tools that you can use One to fix the Other One.  :)
Precisely. This is what I tell Mrs. KW.  :y

103
I appear to have sprouted a new problem ;D buying old junk to hoard ;D

I've had it for years. ::)

Wait until you start on Tek 'scopes. Think I'm on 7 currently. I need help. :-\

104
It's always the case. As soon as you throw something away, you find a need for it. ::)

I had a 35 track 5.25" drive in the loft until recently. I really don't think I'm going to regret binning that. ;D
Mind you, I had to go cap in hand to a mate (who hoards old IT junk) for a 2.5" PATA drive not so long back  :-[

You can imagine the abuse I had to take, after all the abuse I've given him over using old shite ;D

Could have come here and saved your embarrassment. I've got a pile of them in the loft.

105
It's always the case. As soon as you throw something away, you find a need for it. ::)

I had a 35 track 5.25" drive in the loft until recently. I really don't think I'm going to regret binning that. ;D
I'm sure an old copy of Acorn Today will show how to build an interface to plug it into a Beeb-B ;D

Oh, I achieved that about 30 years ago. The poor old DFS needed to be told in unconventional ways that it only had 35 tracks, though, because it kept assuming it was a 40 track drive. Made for an expensive sounding noise when the head hit the buffers. ;D

Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 [7] 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 ... 2241

Page created in 0.138 seconds with 19 queries.