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General Discussion Area / Re: Dumbish computer mouse question
« on: 28 January 2019, 21:53:10 »
If you want to speed yours up,

Ask Cortana for Mouse Settings.

It's all in there!  ;D

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General Car Chat / Re: Mokka versus Corsa - any comments?
« on: 28 January 2019, 21:43:55 »
That Corsa (the white one) has been on his forecourt since April 2018.

What does that tell you?

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Loads of Maths

Not quite clear-cut though.  Take an example of a £225,000 house/flat.  Nothing extravengant, just a reasonable 2bed Semi or 2bed Apartment.

Mortgage of £185,000 over 15 years would be roughly £1,250 a month.

That's IF you have a decent deposit to put down. 

And the older generation wonder why so many people rent nowadays!  ;D

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[Devils Advocate]

I am 36, my Missus is 28.  We have no children and have agree'd that we will never have children.

We both earn decent money and could quite easily buy a house if we wanted to, but we like the fact that our outgoings are never likely to change.  Interest rates are very low, but what about 5, 10 years time?  Surely most of you remember the last recession?  It very almost pushed my Parents to sell Kidneys to survive.

Yes, I'll never 'own' anything, and yes, I'll be paying the rent until I die, but at the same time, I do put something away with every pay-cheque.

For the record, we privately rent a 2 bedroom penthouse apartment just outside of the Bristol city boundary.  We've been here for over 7 years, and despite genuinly looking at property, we couldn't invisage living elsewhere.  Our Landlord is good-as-gold, we've had the ocassional problem which has been resolved extremely quickly, and the odd bottle of wine, or flowers have been left as a 'sorry'.

For me and the Wife, we like to holiday, we like to spend our income on other things than roof-tiles after a storm, or replacement floors after the washing mashine has shit itself.

And, finally, it's a possibility I may die tomorrow!

[/Devils Advocate]

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General Car Chat / Re: Transit
« on: 03 September 2018, 12:51:37 »
I'd love the MS-RT, let alone the VR46 version.  :y  I'm seriously considering a sport version as a replacement for the Omega but I'm still struggling to get my head around van prices.  :o
I'm looking at the cab in van/crew cab version but, with the bulkhead behind the rear seats, my Omega estate carries longer lengths of timber etc.
Decisions, decisions.  :-\

Don't they have a 'pass-though' hatch like on my Vivaro?

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General Discussion Area / Re: Insurance renewal
« on: 31 August 2018, 21:22:09 »
My V70 is less than the Omega renewal quote and that's earning its own NCB [currently on two years]and that stands on the road is insured for the commute as well as S D&P and for 4,000mls per year.Hence the Omega being very much a "second" car.Although I realise the V70 has a smaller[2.4L]engine as opposed to the Omega[3L]and is some 60 odd bhp down-140 bhp against 200+[?]but I'll definitely be shopping around :y

Interesting.

My Saab 9-5's (both of them) are far cheaper than the Omega, yet both are over 100BHP more.  I think it's to do with Safety Standards.  I'm guessing your Ovlov is 5* ENCAP as the Saabs are?

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General Car Chat / Re: DVLA Get On My Tits!
« on: 31 August 2018, 20:48:12 »
Sorry guys.  I was a little premature with my post.  My next-door-neighbour just banged the door with a Swansea envelope.  Post-Person had delivered it to them by mistake.

I'll wait until midnight and Tax the bugger.

What also arrived was M&S Energy bill, BOOOOOOO, and a Certificate of Entitlement for my new personalised number plate YAYYYYYYY!

So, yeah, I'm one of those 'tossers' now!  ;D

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General Car Chat / DVLA Get On My Tits!
« on: 31 August 2018, 19:27:11 »
Why is nothing simple?

Bought a new (second hand) car on the 23rd August, didn't want to pay £50odd quid just for a few days RFL, so parked the car up on private property with the intention of Taxing the vehicle tomorrow.

Just went to the DVLA website, and the 12digit Doc. Ref. No. on the V5C/2 is invalid.  I know the previous owner, so there is no funny business going on, but I suspect it's because they have processed the 'new keeper' details and the V5 is now in the post to me.

Will I have to wait for this document to come through, or can I tax the car at a Post Office?  I've got a wedding to go to tomorrow and was hoping to use the new(er) car to go in.

TIA

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General Discussion Area / Re: Bargain of the year?
« on: 19 August 2018, 17:58:38 »
Whats wrong with tap water ?  :-\

The clue is in the name 'Sparkling Water'.  Tastes nothing like still water of either bottled, or tap variety.  It's also something which Diabetics can drink plenty of without problem.  :y

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Omega General Help / Re: 2.5 petrol manual estate stalling
« on: 30 July 2018, 22:28:00 »
I'd be asking Jonathan if there is a smell of Petrol, or if the engine sounds wrong.

When he says 'stalling in low gears' does he mean when the car returns to idle, or when it's on load?

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General Discussion Area / Re: What they called..
« on: 26 July 2018, 22:23:04 »
I'd personally drill them out and silicone fix some new 6v LED's in place.  Classic cars, motorbikes etc use 6v, so plenty on the market.

EDIT:  Is that nut 10mm, or is it a M10 nut?

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Omega General Help / Re: Going off 1/3and 5 cylinders
« on: 26 July 2018, 22:17:14 »
Quite obvious to me;

The OP had a low mileage 3.2 Omega, and used the engine from that vehicle to put in a better shell. 

To further clarify, the low mileage engine ran fine in the original shell.  It is now losing one bank of cylinders.


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General Discussion Area / Re: Latest con....bbc news
« on: 25 May 2018, 23:28:28 »
Interesting, what makes you say that about the air gap? Iím not saying youíre wrong, just not sure on why itís needed.  :-\

To be fair, a header tank (positioned 1/3 of the way up the main tank or thereabouts) plus a one-way valve is all thatís needed, so no biggy.

I believe the WRAS regs require an air gap between the supply network and any non-potable water system to prevent any possibility of back-flow into the public supply network.

Interesting Kevin.

The 'fill' tap for the C/H system in my 9yr old property has two shut-off valves, but that doesn't offer an 'air-gap'.  I'm guessing the requirement for two of them is to reduce the risk of non-potable water returning to the 'clean' water system?

What about toilet cisters, hot water tanks etc?  Is all of this classed as potable water?  I know i've filled the kettle from a toilet cistern after a water outage, but it's not something I would 'want' to drink un-boiled (even though it would probably be perfectly safe).  Much less so the water from the closed C/H system.

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General Discussion Area / Re: DAB Aerial
« on: 25 May 2018, 23:14:49 »
Amazing how a car, like wifey's astra, can get such a good DAB signal, when one supplied with a hifi can't.

Er,, because her car isn't under several layers of roof-tiles, felt, insulation, plasterboard, plaster, paint, carpet......  shall I go on?  ;D


I don't understand the need for DAB/DAB+ or FM/AM Radio when at home/office.  A few years ago, the internet was invented.  Plenty of stations on there, and they aren't running at a piss-poor 50kbps. Horrible, horrible sound.  I really hope DAB dies the death it should have done years ago.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Sky Q hub
« on: 24 April 2018, 22:36:34 »
Much better. I have a netgear WiFi extender in a bedroom which was having trouble getting enough of a signal to actually extend. It's working much better now and I'm getting a reasonable signal throughout the house. For £25 it's a useable, if not perfect, solution.  :)

When you do get Sky Q installed, each box (the main SkyQ Box, and each 'multi-room box) act as WiFi access points, so if you have multi-room, you effectively have a strong signal whever the DigiBox is.

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