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True Steve, especially your lumpy ones. 8)

General Discussion Area / Re: Why are women so theatrical?
« on: 25 July 2021, 10:23:57 »
Apropos Jags, back in the late Ď50s/early Ď60s farmers had done very well in the period after the war. A friend was in a Bucks pub and overheard a farmer talking to his friend.
ďI bought I one of they ther Jaglers, but eíll have ter go, I carnít get but one hay bale inít boot.Ē

General Discussion Area / Re: Why are women so theatrical?
« on: 25 July 2021, 08:58:01 »
Surely your wallet is lodged behind the counter at the local Jag dealership :D ;D
On the subject of moth I seem to get plagued with very small moths here just as I did last year.

You could buy an Audi, where they charge you for one of their staff to acquire all cash, cards and anything else that might be of value in your wallet. Including the wallet itself. This charge also include rubber gloves for when the bouncer ejects you from the showroom for looking poor....
I've often thought I'd like to win the lottery and wander into one of these showrooms in dirty jeans and a tee shirt. What fun.

Back in the 60's I had a mate who was a builder, he saved up, in cash, enough to buy a Ford Zepher.

He wandered into the Ford showroom in his builders gear, cash in a paper bag, and got ignored until he sat in one.

He should have done what I did in similar circumstances. About to buy the first of only 2 new cars I have ever bought, always for cash (cheque), midway through demonstrating the details of the R16 I was buying, a lady came into the showroom of the small dealership. The salesman(?) receptionist, promptly deserted me to deal with her car to be serviced. He ran after me as I walked out almost pleading. Too late, bought it elsewhere for a bigger discount. I had a similar experience recently in a BMW dealership, ignored for too long by sales who didnít like the look of my overalls. One wonders what training these people get. The chances are the scruffier the punter, the more cash they have.

Omega General Help / Re: Engine SWAP Omega 2.5 with I6 BMW
« on: 25 July 2021, 08:38:10 »
I fitted a performance chip to my 2.5td, I canít remember the figures, but the performance increase was impressive, for only an hours work and ~ £70.  :y

General Discussion Area / Re: SD cards
« on: 13 July 2021, 11:21:32 »

General Discussion Area / Re: Technology
« on: 13 July 2021, 07:51:08 »
Oh, ....... and only an outside loo. 

Oh yes, what stress! ::) ::) ::) :)

You wait till we get 'Smart Loos'!  ;D

Ah yes, look at the problems with untreatable bacterial infections caused by these in Japan. 😟

General Discussion Area / Re: SD cards
« on: 13 July 2021, 07:28:50 »
You'd be better off using a laptop (or PC) to copy the contents of the SD card to a USB then putting the USB in the TV.

Samsung TVs can put other files on the USB or suggest formatting before use and you don't want to lose the video.

OK, as I donít have anything with an SD slot, so I need an SD to USB adapter to load the SD cards into the MacBook Air laptop, then transfer them back onto a usb stick, which I can then plug in to the Samsung? :-\

General Discussion Area / Re: SD cards
« on: 12 July 2021, 16:57:05 »
Thanks Steve, I guess I need the USB adapter as my old tv has no SD slot.

General Discussion Area / SD cards
« on: 12 July 2021, 12:38:50 »
I have three Kingston SD. Card adapters with SD(?) cards in them from my Spitfire flight. Can anyone advise what I need to connect them to my Samsung TV?

General Discussion Area / Re: Spitfire
« on: 12 July 2021, 12:33:35 »
Film: see my second post.

General Car Chat / Re: V70 Insurance
« on: 12 July 2021, 12:30:21 »
Yes you have to be sure that you clear all cookies before using Topcashback, Iíve had the same issue.

General Discussion Area / Re: Spitfire
« on: 12 July 2021, 11:34:43 »
Yes, it was a stand-out day in my life. Fortunately my daughter is well paid, but nevertheless it was extremely generous of her. She also paid for herself, her husband and my wife to go up alongside for 10 minutes or so in a small air taxi to get airborne pics. My flight included two films from front and back of my cockpit for the flight duration. I haven't watched them yet as I haven't worked out what gizmo I need to connect it to the TV.
For anyone interested in WW2 aviation, B.of B. etc., I can thoroughly recommend it. Having spent my working life in aviation, starting my aircrew career on Shackletons and retiring on a modern jet, I had forgotten how basic the flying panels were on early A/C, all credit to our young forefathers who went up to fight in these planes, sometimes with as few as 10 hours solo.

General Discussion Area / Spitfire
« on: 12 July 2021, 10:20:51 »
My daughter very generously treated me to a Spitfire flight for my birthday a couple of weeks ago. I had a fabulous trip in MJ627 from Biggin Hill, coincidentally where I first went for aircrew selection, longer ago than I care to remember. The hour long trip took us round several of the old Battle of Britain airfields, and also along the coast past the white cliffs. I persuaded the pilot to do a few aeros including victory rolls, he didn't take much persuading!
I was able to fly the Spit for some minutes and had a wonderful day out. The experience included a full tour of the Heritage Hangar where they build, maintain and display Spitfire, Hurricane, and Messerschmitt aircraft, shown in a programme series on More4. This was also a trip down memory lane, as my qualifying exam as an engine fitter, included doing the valve and ignition timing on a Merlin engine, albeit on a Lanc.
Interestingly, I last saw MJ627 several years ago doing a display at East Kirkby (also home to a Lanc which they hope to get airworthy), flown by ex BBMF pilot (of 24 years at  BBMF!) S/L Paul Day. I approached him as he dismounted in the hangar afterwards to congratulate him on the display, to which he said" You're not the police are you?" No doubt as the display was, shall we say, perhaps slightly unconventional, but exhilarating.
A quote attributed to Paul Day was: 'A Lancaster is a waste of four good Merlins'.

General Discussion Area / Re: F***ing stupid BBC
« on: 12 July 2021, 09:10:50 »
I've come to despise the BBC for their relentless negativity.  ::)

A good example the other day was the news about the new battery plant at Nissan in Sunderland and I was listening to some commentator or other on R2 saying briefly that it was good news, but then spent most of his slot talking about uncertainty at Vauxhall's Ellesmere Port factory and that it might close and thousands of jobs would go.   ::)

The next day Vauxhall announce that they will invest hundreds of millions to build a new electric van at Ellesmere Port.  :y  ;D
There thick British public like to see depression shit.  Just turn on any British soap on any channel, and see the depressive shit they are pedalling.  And how popular they are amongst the stupid people of the country.

No thanks, just catching a glimpse of them accidentally is quite enough. ☹️

General Discussion Area / Re: Middle of Lidl
« on: 06 July 2021, 18:51:35 »
I hope to dive in Grenada later this year. I will check if Lidl still have them. Sounds fun.
Talking about Grenada, I learned today that when the Americans invaded in í83, desperate Corrie fans flooded Granadaís switchboard for information and reassurance!
You couldnít make it up. 😢
Be mindful of the battery types if flying... LiPo makes airlines nervous... Should travel with you in the cabin and skipper made aware ;)

Now I wonder why I never thought of that.  ::)

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