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General Discussion Area / Online Shoping Sites
« on: 07 April 2021, 22:08:06 »
Wish, Aliexpress + others that I cant think of the name of.

After the agro and performance of Halforde today and still looking for a hard case for the booster I am buying.

Found an alternative on Wish, but dont know anyone that has ever dealt with them or similar companies.

General Discussion Area / HALFORDS!!!!
« on: 07 April 2021, 09:00:24 »
Cant get my breath.

Went online to check for stock availabilty of for 3 items (£200+)  A local store shows it has all 3 items (But 1 today - 1 in a week - last one a week later)(So not available in reality)(Free next day delivery on orders over £200)

Main item not available for home delivery, cheaper 2 items could be added for home delivery.

Phoned up today, Seems they have the main item in stock but cant be bothered to check if another store has them.  She couldnt be bothered to check (neither could I as I feel the website is so inacurate on stock levels)

I was offered the chance to pay now and collect in an hour (No point as I require all 3 items)

So I ask can I have delivery please. "Sorry Sir" We are not delivering at the moment due to Covid 19.  (Sure they have have an option on thier web page to turn that off)

Rant over
Your Faithfully.


General Car Chat / Hybrids - MPG
« on: 05 April 2021, 22:53:39 »
I keep glancing at auto trader and simply being nosy started comparing Hyprids.

BMW 7 series
Porche Cayenne/Panamero

All in the 100/120+ Mpg even one mentioned 200mpg (cant remeber which)

Even the Range rovers. 2.0 engine all arround the 400bhp mark

We know these cars go like the clappers but what do they actually return in realistic MPG figures.

Does any one own a Hyprid.  If so how do the paper figures compare to real driving?

General Discussion Area / Weather Girls
« on: 04 April 2021, 14:31:10 »
Just seen Lucy Vera Sammy on TV in a sweater . . . . . .something about it might snow tomorrow. ::) ::)

General Discussion Area / I Want One Of These (RECYCLING)
« on: 02 April 2021, 08:52:35 »
Over the years I have been facinated with machiney & technology like most of us.

If I had the space and the the money I would probably have a 3D printer, CNC laser/engraver and aim to make a few quid from it. 8)

When the car scrapage scheme started and they started storing cars on disused airfields so I drempt of wining the lottery and buying a car crusher & a metal shredder.
Just having the daily look on YT I see loads of videos of these mini shredders (most of them fail H&S on the drive train alone) but imagine how efficient a household or street could become on recycling each week.

My monthly bin collection over flows with ali cans every month, sadly not worth much these days, but years ago we used to get 1p per can collecting them for the scouts. if prices were the same that would be a few quid back evey year.  ::)

My last neighbers blue basket was over filled with wine bottles every week.  How many people on a street have the same problem, cans, bottles and plastic bottles. (evem crushing the bottles she would gain 3 times the capacity.)

We are requested to sort our waste into different bins each week, we have 3 bins in our local area, Pink lid for non recyling items, black for Plastic/glass/metal and green for card board etc.

Friends on mine in different areas have more bins with more definition on what to put in them. seperate glass/metal, and others for plastic etc.

If councels are making money from our trash, then how much more money would they make or save if they gave cash incetives (Rate reductions even) so that we got someting back for actually doing part of thier work for them.  Like the old days of getting money back on beer & pop bottles.  When there was an incentive you never saw rubbish laying in the streets of parks (Typical of the bank holiday news being reported thsi weekend)

Yes there is danger in using these machines so not the sort of thing you would let the the kids use to recycle with

. . . . or do I just stick to stamping on each can to put it in the bin. ::)

General Discussion Area / Thoughts - Parking Soloutions
« on: 30 March 2021, 09:45:08 »
(THIS is meant as FUN and no way would I condone these actions (unless I had won the lottery and owned a forklift truck))

Over the years there have been many posts regards drives geting blocked, etc etc. :'(

If a street/road has serial bad parkers on it then why dont residents club together and invest in a set of wheel rollers and a trolly jack. 8)

Team of 5

1 on the trolly jack
2  on the wheels (Front/back)
2 monitoring traffic and placing cones.

Wear hard hats and high viz jackets to look official. :y

When its on the trollys it can be moved out of the way.  Then if it could be made legal then wheel clamp for a relaese fee and donate the proceeds to charitys .

3 things sorted in one go.

Keeps access of drives clear. :y
Keeps do gooders busy. :y
Aids charity funding. :y

I am sure Opti & Stemo will come with more severe ways of dealing with possible ways of dealing with a problem like this

General Discussion Area / Coke Zero
« on: 29 March 2021, 14:26:46 »
I see they have changed the flavour  . . . again. :-\

There was a documentry a while back when they changed the flavour  . . . didn't go down well. :-X

General Discussion Area / Mobile Phone Reception
« on: 28 March 2021, 09:56:45 »
I have 3 mobile numbers Three/O2/Plusnet

I live band in the centre where 3 masts triangulate but yet need a booster to make calls with Three. :-\

I tried vodaphone, that wouldnt even dial out.  but upstairs would work fine. :-X

I can drive from village to village and do the Okla speed test (Basic I know) and get less than 1Mb/s in one village and 70 plus is the next, try annother mobile vice versa on the speeds.

Try logging into my bank only 1 of any of the 3 will work to gain access depending on location. :-\

When 4g then 5g came available I seemed to notice that reception weaked and call qualiitys wavered.  Maybe its me, just seemed they turned the transmitting power down to benifit the newer standards each time

General Discussion Area / Mobile Phone Cons
« on: 28 March 2021, 08:18:12 »
Thought the car accident calls might have stopped by now, but No, I still get them.

We all know there is a scam , but are they actually aster or are they just harvesting data in some way.

My usual responce when asked about my car accident.

Is it the the Bentley of Lambo you are ringing about?


Which one, which day, I had 5 accidents this week.


You tell me you have the details in front of you.


. . . . . . . . . Speak then

General Discussion Area / Cute Butts
« on: 26 March 2021, 19:47:43 »

General Discussion Area / The Good Old Days.
« on: 26 March 2021, 12:53:49 »
Just seen them cooking Fish n Chips from a 60's show on tv and it took me back to the days when I were a lad and we were visiting Grannys for the weekend.  Dad took me to the local chippy in Langley Park and I will never forget they were cooking the food in dripping on a coke fired cooking range

There were 2 older ladies running the shop, one cooking and stokeing the fire, the other serving.  As nice as fish & chips are today these were the best I have ever had. :y :y

The next best, Other Granny we were in Cullen, Dad decided to treat all the visiting family to the chippy, me and my cousin were sent off with the "List" and £20 (old money)

There were 9 fish suppers (2 fish each), 2 x pie & chips, sausage n chips x 3, 2 bags of chips & quite a few cartons of peas and as a favour to us the rest of the chips in the warmer , the 2 customers behind us had allready left as they were told shey were done frying for the day.

Plus we came back with some change.  Good day all round. :y

General Discussion Area / TV - F1
« on: 26 March 2021, 10:18:08 »
Provisional 2021 F1 calendar

    21 March – Australia (Melbourne)
    28 March – Bahrain (Sakhir)
    11 April – China (Shanghai)
    25 April – TBC (TBC)
    9 May – Spain (Barcelona)*
    23 May – Monaco (Monaco)
    6 June – Azerbaijan (Baku)
    13 June – Canada (Montreal)
    27 June – France (Le Castellet)
    4 July – Austria (Spielberg)
    18 July – United Kingdom (Silverstone)
    1 August – Hungary (Budapest)
    29 August – Belgium (Spa)
    5 September – Netherlands (Zandvoort)
    12 September – Italy (Monza)
    26 September – Russia (Sochi)
    3 October – Singapore (Singapore)
    10 October – Japan (Suzuka)
    24 October – USA (Austin)
    31 October – Mexico (Mexico City)
    14 November – Brazil (Sao Paulo)*
    28 November – Saudi Arabia (Jeddah)
    5 December – Abu Dhabi (Abu Dhabi)

2021 F1 driver and team line-up

Team                  Drivers

Mercedes                  Lewis Hamilton
                               Valtteri Bottas

Red Bull                   Max Verstappen
                               Sergio Perez

McLaren                   Daniel Ricciardo
                               Lando Norris

Aston Martin (Racing Point)    
                               Sebastian Vettel
                                Lance Stroll

Alpine (Renault)    Fernando Alonso
                                Esteban Ocon

Ferrari                    Charles Leclerc
                                Carlos Sainz

AlphaTauri            Pierre Gasly
                                Yuki Tsunoda

Alfa Romeo            Kimi Rδikkφnen
                                Antonio Giovinazzi

Haas                    Mick Schumacher
                                Nikita Mazepin

Williams                    George Russell
                                Nicholas Latifi

Something to look forward to :y

Sure it used to start around the 15th

Lets hope there are no dissruptions this year.

General Discussion Area / Fun - Motoring type Videos
« on: 25 March 2021, 13:09:50 »
Seen this before but always makes me smile.

Questions they could have asked to gain information to help with the future.

Starting with

1.A. Has your house been flooded in the last 10 years?.
1.B. How many times.?

2.A.  Are there any potholes witn a 100 Metres of your house?
2.B. How many?

3.A. How many Public houses are ther in your Village/Town/City.?
3.B. How many have remained open in the last 10 years?

4.A. ?
4.B. ?

5.A. ?
5.B. ?

Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Jump Start Booster
« on: 24 March 2021, 17:07:45 »
Thinking of investesting in one

All cars are Omegas, Largest Engine is the 3.0 Elite.

Any recomendations.

TIA. :y :y

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