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Title: The Today Thread
Post by: [PCF]Falcs on October 01, 2018, 09:30:45 PM
Thought i would start things off :)
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Administrator on October 01, 2018, 09:39:40 PM
Well done Wooster. Much appreciated.
This is going to take some getting used to. Sorry to lose the old forum since there was years' worth of stuff on there.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on October 01, 2018, 09:53:26 PM
Had a lot of bother logging in using Firefox, which has been slow particularly with PCFF for months. But still slow, with whole new forum. Maybe it's the not-https thing that's bothering it.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on October 01, 2018, 09:54:11 PM
It's https now
I was modding the user reg process in the main Admin account and I think someone else was using it, so it dropped the certificate and I had to renew it.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on October 01, 2018, 09:57:19 PM
This theme I applied ain't great, is it?  :)
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: [PCF]Falcs on October 01, 2018, 09:59:41 PM
very small text!!!
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on October 01, 2018, 10:09:51 PM
CTRL+Scroll Wheel?   ;)

Going to test another
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: [PCF]Falcs on October 01, 2018, 10:12:25 PM
oo that works :)
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on October 01, 2018, 10:19:51 PM
Added a new theme 'Broken' you can select in your profile settings.

I think it is broken, since the Reply function is at the top of the page.  ;D

Default font size if I recall on this means modifying the CSS and it throws everything out of whack, so CTRL+Scroll is the way forward.  ;)
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on October 01, 2018, 10:42:10 PM
Profile>Account Settings>Look and Layout

At the very top it show Current Theme with (change) next to it, ther are a few there to tinker with.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on October 01, 2018, 10:54:42 PM
Interesting. Surface O Lite is quite good. But we'll see. Broken was okay too.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on October 02, 2018, 12:12:48 AM
Sunrise is good on a larger monitor, you can switch between day and night mode as well.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on October 02, 2018, 09:01:14 AM
Just installed reCaptcha to simplify the registration process and hopefully weed out the spam accounts that I've already had to prune.

How do they know a new forum has gone up so quickly?
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on October 02, 2018, 09:23:36 AM
I suspect they have checked out the old one and found this instead. It is odd though. Maybe they get lists handed to them to try by bots that trawl constantly.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on October 02, 2018, 09:35:24 AM
You could be right.
I had to put a redirect in place to steer visitors to the correct directory (the old site was in pc-forums.co.uk/phpbb/), so the old spambots will get redirected as well.

reCaptcha is a Google Authentication thing, the 'I am not a robot' check box you see on a lot of sites, so fingers crossed it's effective.  :)
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: [PCF]Falcs on October 02, 2018, 09:58:07 AM
Have to admit this looks better than the old forum!
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on October 02, 2018, 03:31:15 PM
reCaptcha seems to work.
No dodgy signups all day.  8)
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: [PCF]Falcs on October 02, 2018, 03:41:50 PM
Just need to get the old peeps back on here now!
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on October 02, 2018, 04:18:09 PM
Some of them will turn up sooner or later. The forum is certainly faster than it was.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on October 02, 2018, 07:24:25 PM
reCaptcha is a Google Authentication thing, the 'I am not a robot' check box you see on a lot of sites...

It's a lot cleverer than just a wee check box: http://qnimate.com/how-does-googles-no-captcha-recaptcha-work/  8)
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on October 02, 2018, 09:13:51 PM
I'd read that before. Very clever. Proves how un-AI bot are compared to the way we work.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on October 02, 2018, 10:57:32 PM
We did get one a couple of hours ago, but it must have been a manual sign up.
It's easy to prune the dafties out on this board as well.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on October 03, 2018, 12:19:53 AM
Buggered the emotes up somehow, will fix tomorrow. :)
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Splinter on October 03, 2018, 09:30:08 AM
I managed to register and get past the ReCaptcha no problems.
Onwards and upwards :)
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on October 03, 2018, 10:24:36 AM
Cool. ^

-
I've noticed an increasing number of people using the term 'get-go'. Why? I hate it. It means nothing other than 'beginning'. It isn't cool or smart. It isn't hipster or anything other than an 'annoyism'. There. It's made me invent a term for it. 'Get-go' is like people who begin sentences with 'So...' I hate that too.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Splinter on October 03, 2018, 10:53:17 AM
I think it's an American term similar to inserting 'totally' into every sentence.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on October 03, 2018, 12:49:54 PM
I totally agree...
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on October 03, 2018, 05:38:21 PM
Went to the sea in south Spain and caught three fishes, or they say “tres pescados/peces”
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on October 03, 2018, 06:33:10 PM
Tres Bon...as they say across the border.  :smiley:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: [PCF]Falcs on October 03, 2018, 09:57:03 PM
WEll Done Wooster all back up :)
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on October 03, 2018, 10:12:02 PM
...it was my fault it went down for a bit there though.  :embarrassed:

That's me done with the front end, the owner has all the info required now.  :smiley:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on October 03, 2018, 10:57:19 PM
Cool. Thanks for your work.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on October 04, 2018, 02:36:18 PM
El fucko, back to blighty tomorrow

Really love it in Spain. Managed to get a bit of a tan this time
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on October 04, 2018, 04:23:52 PM
The weather is getting that grey way again as well.


I have a gummed up ear, it's like listening to dolphins and really annoying.  :angry:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: [PCF]Falcs on October 04, 2018, 04:37:09 PM
Greying over here to but its still very mild for this time of year!
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on October 04, 2018, 05:57:18 PM
The sun blazed in my living room window this afternoon. When I went out in the car oddly I had to keep changing the temp up and down. Weird.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Splinter on October 04, 2018, 06:32:35 PM
The site is definitely quicker than the previous one. Feels more responsive.
Good job! All we're missing now are dancing bananas.
 :cool:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: [PCF]Falcs on October 05, 2018, 09:03:13 AM
What a miserable damp grey Autumn Day it is today!
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on October 05, 2018, 09:38:07 AM
What a miserable damp grey Autumn Day it is today!

Better than being cooked slowly alive in an airplane that has its departure delayed by weather bck home
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on October 05, 2018, 09:46:51 AM
Lovely here.
I have a trip to Glams old stomping ground today.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on October 05, 2018, 11:51:20 AM
Dumfries?
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on October 05, 2018, 02:22:00 PM
Yep.
Bit nippy, but nice.

I hear they have a chilli trail there and are touting themselves as the chilli capital of Scotland.  :grin:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on October 05, 2018, 02:26:57 PM
Nice to be back on the country

Good news on my arrivals that we’re getting a more stable internet, bad news is that it probably needs installation. Thankfully I will be at home for that if its my room that needs the router to be in
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on October 05, 2018, 06:03:04 PM
The site is definitely quicker than the previous one. Feels more responsive.
Good job! All we're missing now are dancing bananas.
 :cool:

Quicker, because it's just basic design...as for responsive. Nah, the text is way too small. I need a microscope to read this on a smartphone
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on October 05, 2018, 07:10:39 PM
Change your theme to Sunrise, the font seems to be larger (looks good on mobile as well), or use CTRL+Scroll to increase the browser window size.

It's technically possible to increase the default font size, but it throws all the other CSS elements out of whack and I'm not going down that road.


-edit- I might make Sunrise the Forum Default since it appears to be a common complaint.

Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on October 05, 2018, 07:30:27 PM
oops.... I think I ticked the 'reset everyone' when I made sunrise the new default.  :shocked:

Well, you know how to change it.  :wink:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on October 06, 2018, 10:59:55 AM
Now this is what you call responsive
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on October 06, 2018, 11:00:46 AM
oops.... I think I ticked the 'reset everyone' when I made sunrise the new default.  :shocked:

Well, you know how to change it.  :wink:

OMG, more hard work...
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on October 06, 2018, 11:17:39 AM
Yer arse.  :cheesy:

https://pc-forums.co.uk/index.php?topic=10.0
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: [PCF]Falcs on October 06, 2018, 02:57:50 PM
What was the old theme called again dont like this one!
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on October 06, 2018, 04:04:10 PM
I don't care about the theme

Glad I never the book the plane home for today. Its pissing down
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on October 06, 2018, 07:14:13 PM
Broken I think.

Click on the try button, there's only about six.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Splinter on October 06, 2018, 07:44:25 PM
I've gone dark. Looks much better.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: [PCF]Falcs on October 06, 2018, 09:42:39 PM
got it cheers :)
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on October 07, 2018, 07:43:42 AM
Woke up with a massive earache, no doubt caused by the recent cold I still have, it's time to go to doctors again. Long queue ensues

Good thing is that I will be off work tomorrow
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on October 07, 2018, 09:31:58 AM
As a teen I used to suffer a lot from those, but not since, thankfully. They're not fun.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on October 07, 2018, 11:08:33 AM
Woke up with a massive earache, no doubt caused by the recent cold I still have, it's time to go to doctors again. Long queue ensues

Good thing is that I will be off work tomorrow

Could be related to your flight.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on October 07, 2018, 05:26:49 PM
Woke up with a massive earache, no doubt caused by the recent cold I still have, it's time to go to doctors again. Long queue ensues

Good thing is that I will be off work tomorrow

Could be related to your flight.

Nope, not related, just cold related
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Splinter on October 07, 2018, 09:46:41 PM
I woke up with a massive headache and I'm very clear as to what it's related to.
Mucho vino, mucho Bacardi and Captain Morgan's at yesterday's wedding and not hitting the sack till 0230. :embarrassed:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on October 07, 2018, 10:55:10 PM
As a late teen I found myself with a bottle of Bacardi and  some home brew beer. Had to be carried to bed. Worst hangover I've ever had. Too at least two days to recover. No idea why I did it. I was just watching an episode of Kojak. I never saw the end of it.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on October 07, 2018, 11:12:26 PM
Talking to a mate the other day who said that he'd had a notion to give Gin a go, and spent the whole day in the pub drinking the stuff (he enjoys a tipple once he gets started).

So he eventually gets home, falls asleep in front of the TV and awakes to find he's so copiously pissed himself that it's gone through the armchair and soaked the carpet as well.
Given his situation he deals with it in an almost sensible fashion.
He takes off his pissed soaked trousers and underpants, takes of his t-shirt and pulls that on like a pair of pants with his legs through the sleeves (that's dry, see  :wink:) and fucks off to his bed.


He's off the stuff now.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on October 08, 2018, 10:16:16 AM
Earache gone, but I’m still going to throw caution to wind and go to doctors because its the ear of concern
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on October 08, 2018, 11:11:34 PM
reCaptcha :police: seems to be working really well, just get the odd manual dodgy login now.
Been checking the IP's and emails against StopForumSpam's database and applying the relevant ban filter before deleting the accounts.

I'm 100% sure I haven't banned anyone who shouldn't be.

Before implementing reCaptcha there were a dozen or so per day (Russia and Eastern Europe mainly), now we only get one every couple of days. 
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on October 09, 2018, 10:39:52 AM
It just took me about four attempts to figure out wtf was wrong with my reading glasses.
One of the lenses had fallen out.   :laugh:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on October 09, 2018, 02:58:30 PM
I don't get my PS4, or maybe I'm the WIFI blocker man

As soon as I walked outside the room, the update for FIFA 19 started to download faster. When I sat next to it again, it started to crawl to a slow speed
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on October 09, 2018, 04:14:35 PM
Antennas vertical and parallel on the unit?
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on October 09, 2018, 04:15:35 PM
Antennas vertical and parallel on the unit?

No idea
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: [PCF]Falcs on October 09, 2018, 04:19:08 PM
It just took me about four attempts to figure out wtf was wrong with my reading glasses.
One of the lenses had fallen out.   :laugh:
Lmao Wooster!!!!!
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on October 09, 2018, 04:26:12 PM
Ahh, I see what you mean now Richie.  :grin:

If you're between the device and the router you could cause some attenuation (signal loss) and you can also get hotspots and deadspots caused by reflection, so it could be a combination of both.

i.e. I only use a small antenna when watching terrestrial TV and Channel 4 goes offline if I approach the TV, even though the antenna is between me and the transmitter.

It just took me about four attempts to figure out wtf was wrong with my reading glasses.
One of the lenses had fallen out.   :laugh:
Lmao Wooster!!!!!

I thought I was due a brain haemorrhage.   :shocked: :cheesy:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on October 09, 2018, 06:30:28 PM
Finally the music keyboard has a new home
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on October 10, 2018, 12:22:15 PM
Why do some wretched colds last for an eternity? Or what seems like an eternity?

Damn, I'm salivating over another graphics card, and it looks mint
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on October 10, 2018, 06:47:56 PM
 If it's any consolation they've discovered Man Flu is a real thing. Men and women react differently to this sort of thing on a physiological level. Way to go, men!
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on October 10, 2018, 07:31:50 PM
I've never been out of action for more than 12 hours with flu, on the few times I've had it.
A cold is fuck all, bit of a headache with snotters and general fatigue.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on October 10, 2018, 11:02:04 PM
Funny weather pattern in the UK for this time of year.

As someone pointed out in Viz, we might have to impose an anti hosepipe ban and turn all the taps on to prevent flooding.


That would have been funny... if someone hadn't suggested this to me after the recent heatwave, and not in an ironic way.    :huh:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on October 11, 2018, 12:44:27 AM
At last got my money from the eBay sale

This is also what I don't like, people just watching items and not placing bids
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on October 11, 2018, 08:45:35 AM
Thank goodness the router isn’t going to be inside my room

The engineer says the cable inside my room is a data cable, which I don’t get

Stable internet connected and running
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Splinter on October 11, 2018, 12:23:41 PM
Talking of flu, we went to a wedding party on Saturday and since kissing absolutely everybody is more or less compulsory here, I'm sure I picked up a flu bug. By Sunday evening I was cold and sweating, woke up in pools of sweat three mornings in a row and found that the only remedy was sleep itself. Pills just dampen down the symptoms, so I've just stuck to the odd aspirin for the headaches.
Fortunately I haven't been completely immobilised. so on a flu scale of 10, I reckon it's been a 7.
Maybe I should avoid kissing beautiful Argentine women in future? I already avoid kissing men if I can and yes, that is a thing down here.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on October 11, 2018, 12:39:23 PM
Mine wasn't a flu, just resfriado

Persistent and annoying, brother was forcing me to take paracetamols, which did fuck all
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on October 11, 2018, 02:59:47 PM
Maybe I was expecting too much to hope for the landlord to get the 300Mbps internet. At least it's better than 12Mbps at most and at least this won't have interference from other street users/traffic going past
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on October 11, 2018, 05:29:52 PM
If the other end of that data cable terminates near the new router, you could patch it into it and get a better connection.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on October 11, 2018, 05:52:19 PM
Mmmm, second item off ebay bought from a buyer in Scotland
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: [PCF]Falcs on October 12, 2018, 10:46:52 PM
Wooster! or maybe Alex?
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on October 12, 2018, 11:02:41 PM
Might have been the other bloke who lives here.  :wink:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on October 12, 2018, 11:12:38 PM
Not me.   :wink:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on October 13, 2018, 11:54:03 AM
I'm surprised I got that person's name on the envelope, it seemed to have gone on forever
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Splinter on October 15, 2018, 01:04:49 PM
Congrats to PC-Forums for the prestigious Forum of the Year Award!
I wish I could have been at the ceremony, but all the tickets were sold out apparently.
 :cool:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on October 15, 2018, 05:27:01 PM
Sold out months in advance mate, the phone box was mobbed.  :cool:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on October 15, 2018, 09:51:24 PM
I think I may have found why the internet disconnects at times. It's the virus scanner. It also chokes the internet so I can't get a good YouTube stream
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on October 15, 2018, 09:52:31 PM
I wish it was a simple for the problems I'm having in that area.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on October 15, 2018, 10:22:15 PM
I wish it was a simple for the problems I'm having in that area.


I have noticed an 18Mbps hike when I stopped my virus scanner, really have, it used to be 57ish-Mbps, when I did a speed test again, it went to 75 Mbps
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on October 16, 2018, 08:13:14 PM
I rationalised some of the media boards given all TV and Movies end up on some Streaming service these days.

While doing that I also realised that I'd forgotten to do something.  :embarrassed:
'member that 'Bad Cab' pic I posted in Photos?

I have six similar rooms full of network cabs in a similar state (tripes hingin oot) in a site I've been surveying over the last few days that I need to pick the bones out of in order to install new hardware, but just realised I'd forgotten to take any bloody pictures along with my notes on the fibre/ethernet cable runs  :mad:

Anyone (except the cabling and install team) who look the pictures in the documentation are unlikely to know what they're looking at, but they just like to have them.
(The guys running the cables and installing the hardware don't really need pictures, just instructions on what needs to be done.)
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on October 16, 2018, 08:50:29 PM
I didn't need the doctor to confirm to me what caused the earache........the cold, told you so
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Splinter on October 16, 2018, 09:40:53 PM
I wish it was a simple for the problems I'm having in that area.


I have noticed an 18Mbps hike when I stopped my virus scanner, really have, it used to be 57ish-Mbps, when I did a speed test again, it went to 75 Mbps
What 'virus scanner' are you referring to?
If you're using Win 10 you've got Defender which is built in, negating any need for a third party anti-virus.
Correct me if I'm wrong but I've never heard of an anti-virus program throttling your Internet speed.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on October 16, 2018, 09:42:40 PM
Windows Defender is okay, and improved over previous versions, both other scanners are better.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on October 16, 2018, 09:44:40 PM
As long as you don't end up with Labyrinthitis(?) Richie. 

I had that a couple of years ago and ended up so dizzy I spewed on the toilet wall while kneeling in front of the toilet.  :lipsrsealed:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on October 16, 2018, 10:37:39 PM
I wish it was a simple for the problems I'm having in that area.


I have noticed an 18Mbps hike when I stopped my virus scanner, really have, it used to be 57ish-Mbps, when I did a speed test again, it went to 75 Mbps
What 'virus scanner' are you referring to?
If you're using Win 10 you've got Defender which is built in, negating any need for a third party anti-virus.
Correct me if I'm wrong but I've never heard of an anti-virus program throttling your Internet speed.


One that starts with a K
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on October 16, 2018, 10:54:43 PM
Damn, three different numbers away from the EuroMillions code.........I could have packed my bags here for my own hone
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on October 16, 2018, 11:04:05 PM
I was only nine away myself.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on October 17, 2018, 06:09:38 AM
My tinnitus woke me up this morning, it was so loud I thought something electrical was about to blow.  :shocked:
(It sounds like the whine the old camera flashes used to make when the capacitors charged.)
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on October 17, 2018, 08:53:20 AM
It can lead some into despair. Not nice.
-
Not so well myself. Maybe cystitis again. Not sure yet.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Splinter on October 17, 2018, 01:56:33 PM
Managed to recover from what I can only describe as Phoney Flu.
Sleep did it in the end and is a great way to self repair so that the team of scientists can get to work in those tunnels without being constantly tossed about.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on October 17, 2018, 11:34:33 PM
Got an appointment tomorrow for my bunged ear.
The receptionist asked what the issue related to and I said it was probably a congested eustachian tube, but she picked this up as 'gestation' tube (and I'm the one that's half deaf at the moment).  :cheesy:
I told her if I had one, then that would be a serious problem, given blokes don't normally have a uterus and explained it actually was, so she said she'd put it down as a sinus problem, because she could spell sinus.  :laugh:

I could hear laughter coming from next to the reception window and poked my head round, and it was my doctor going through some notes. :azn:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on October 18, 2018, 10:30:29 AM
Classic.   :laugh:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on October 18, 2018, 12:19:42 PM
Got an appointment tomorrow for my bunged ear.
The receptionist asked what the issue related to and I said it was probably a congested eustachian tube, but she picked this up as 'gestation' tube (and I'm the one that's half deaf at the moment).  :cheesy:
I told her if I had one, then that would be a serious problem, given blokes don't normally have a uterus and explained it actually was, so she said she'd put it down as a sinus problem, because she could spell sinus.  :laugh:

I could hear laughter coming from next to the reception window and poked my head round, and it was my doctor going through some notes. :azn:

The problem is that a lot of people are confused these days with regards to uterus and all the trans thing that goes on these day, that is probably what she was thinking of
 :laugh:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on October 18, 2018, 12:22:07 PM
Missed my chances of getting a real cheap GTX 1080ti. One on ebuyers (not to be confused with ebay), going for in excess of £400
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on October 18, 2018, 12:31:54 PM
The way its going on ebay, I might as well build a new system. If only I hadn't dumped the mobo and case
 :laugh:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on October 18, 2018, 02:09:29 PM
Wow, offered £5 more for an item on eBay, gladly accepted the offer, who wouldn’t?
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on October 18, 2018, 03:32:38 PM
An atheist was seated next to a little girl on an airplane and he turned to her and said, “Do you want to talk? Flights go quicker if you strike up a conversation with your fellow passenger.”

The little girl, who had just started to read her book, replied to the total stranger, “What would you want to talk about?”

“Oh, I don’t know,” said the atheist. “How about why there is no God, or no Heaven or Hell, or no life after death?” as he smiled smugly.

“Okay,” she said. “Those could be interesting topics but let me ask you a question first. A horse, a cow, and a deer all eat the same stuff – grass. Yet a deer excretes little pellets, while a cow turns out a flat patty, but a horse produces clumps. Why do you suppose that is?”

The atheist, visibly surprised by the little girl’s intelligence, thinks about it and says, “Hmmm, I have no idea.”
To which the little girl replies, “Do you really feel qualified to discuss God, Heaven and Hell, or life after death, when you don’t know shit?”
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on October 18, 2018, 05:38:04 PM
 :laugh:
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Post by: richietog on October 21, 2018, 01:16:16 AM
Five items sold using eBay
The only gripe is the fees from PayPall and eBay itself. Good thing about the last sale is that I didn't have to go through Paypal to get my money. It was paid and collected in person this time
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Post by: Glamdring on October 21, 2018, 10:26:43 AM
Ebay is gradually shoving aside private sellers. They want companies and bigger unit sales because it's less hassle for them. They're certainly making it more difficult for the ordinary guy to dispose of an unwanted item.
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Post by: richietog on October 21, 2018, 05:33:59 PM
It may be easier for them, but there is still a considerable amount of people selling unwanted items
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Post by: richietog on October 25, 2018, 12:15:14 AM
I may sneak to the police about someone asking us the tenants, to post his driver's licence to his new address. After all, what seems like two parking offence letters have been posted through our door.....£1000 fine and maybe points on their licence perhaps teach them a lesson or two, to keep up to date with their address
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Post by: Wooster on October 25, 2018, 12:25:46 PM
If he's expecting it in the post he may have already handed it over to the cops for them to stamp it with endorsements.

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Post by: richietog on October 25, 2018, 07:40:32 PM
Some people expect miracles in others sending tem fines etc
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Post by: Glamdring on October 27, 2018, 11:08:49 PM
Our cat's clever. She eats cheese and then waits by a mouse hole ... with baited breath.
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Post by: richietog on October 28, 2018, 08:08:44 PM
84 points in my fantasy football league, now that is some record by me
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Post by: Glamdring on October 29, 2018, 02:59:04 PM
Back to the doctor for more antibiotics. Still, it's been ten weeks since the last lot.
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Post by: richietog on October 30, 2018, 09:55:04 AM
Oh fuck, the power lead to one of my laptop is totally fucked. I blame it on the mouse infestation at my previous address
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Post by: Glamdring on October 30, 2018, 10:01:22 PM
My temperature was up to 102 this teatime. Felt like shite. A little better just now and it's back down a touch. Not really eaten all day.
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Post by: richietog on October 31, 2018, 12:05:03 AM
Expecting post on Friday, but I'm not expecting it to arrive in the morning, as per usual, it will be an evening delivery when I am out......blasted things
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Post by: [PCF]Falcs on October 31, 2018, 08:30:58 AM
Wondered where you were last night Glam hope your ok!!!!!
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Post by: Glamdring on October 31, 2018, 12:06:36 PM
There was nobody on last night.
Temp is now 103+. Doctor's coming out, looks like a hospital job to avoid kidney şepsis. Bugger.
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Post by: Wooster on October 31, 2018, 12:57:36 PM
Nasty..  :sad:

Ask for new kidleys while you're in.  :smiley:
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Post by: Splinter on October 31, 2018, 02:17:05 PM
There was nobody on last night.
Temp is now 103+. Doctor's coming out, looks like a hospital job to avoid kidney şepsis. Bugger.
Get well soon mate!
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Post by: [PCF]Falcs on October 31, 2018, 03:24:46 PM
Me and Keeg were in TS
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Post by: Glamdring on October 31, 2018, 05:20:46 PM
Thanks. Currently still in A&E, on a drip. They drained an arm of blood. Ward later.
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Post by: richietog on October 31, 2018, 08:30:45 PM
Was going to do a concert on Friday, but that has since been cancelled, due to illness of the artist
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Post by: [PCF]Falcs on October 31, 2018, 09:34:26 PM
jeez Glam hope your ok!!!! Killer and Keeg and me wish you the best!!!
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Post by: richietog on October 31, 2018, 10:33:21 PM
Hope you get well soon. Otherwise those people in scrubs will be after you

On another note. I am still not used to my AMD based laptop. The keyboard and touchpad seem weird. And I've had it for over a year.
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Post by: Wooster on October 31, 2018, 10:48:35 PM
Weird?

I was at a job this morning and they were using a keyboard with round buttons (like an old typewriter)...that was weirder than I thought it would be. I only type with a couple of fingers (these hands were made for Trade not Admin  :wink:) and I had to keep double checking what I was doing.  :embarrassed:
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Post by: richietog on October 31, 2018, 11:38:34 PM
Weird?

I was at a job this morning and they were using a keyboard with round buttons (like an old typewriter)...that was weirder than I thought it would be. I only type with a couple of fingers (these hands were made for Trade not Admin  :wink:) and I had to keep double checking what I was doing.  :embarrassed:

Feels like the mac book pro laptops. I am not used to the keyboard, rather like the other two I have. This one feels too plasticky, even though it is plastic
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Post by: Wooster on November 01, 2018, 12:07:56 AM
Another weird thing. 
It's Hallowe'en and I didn't see a single guiser tonight..there wasn't even any weans out with a parent in tow.

It used to be a bit of harmless tradition...until the pumpkins started turning up in supermarkets, and trick (code for the imaginative egg your windows 'trick') or treat (begging) became the mantra (threaten me ya wee prick?  :cheesy:), when we used to tell a joke (at many doors if you found one that worked) or some other entertainment (song/dance/impression), when I was a bairn.
You got the same either way, but the effort was appreciated.  :grin:

Anyway, it occurs to me that being overly concerned about this kind of change is pointless..


....or is it rampant capitalism?  :mad:
Trampling on our cultural traditions in order to impose a New World Order (that's spam bait  :grin:), which compels me to feel more right wing.....and so on.


Nope....still pointless. :cheesy:





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Post by: Wooster on November 01, 2018, 12:10:04 AM
Feels like the mac book pro laptops. I am not used to the keyboard, rather like the other two I have. This one feels too plasticky, even though it is plastic

Aye, they're quite rounded as well.
Girly...
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Post by: richietog on November 01, 2018, 01:12:39 AM
Feels like the mac book pro laptops. I am not used to the keyboard, rather like the other two I have. This one feels too plasticky, even though it is plastic

Aye, they're quite rounded as well.
Girly...

I have no idea what the heck you are on about
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on November 01, 2018, 11:20:33 AM
Well that makes a nice change.  :cheesy:
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Post by: Glamdring on November 01, 2018, 01:19:40 PM
Ta. Not going home today. The Consultant said the first lot of IV antibiotics didn't work so they're trying really powerful one. It's dripping in now. We'll see.
Last night was a nightmare. I'm parked in a three-bed ward next to a long glass door. The amount of noise the nurses made was infuriating. Giggling, telling stories, amusing themselves. And there was a lot of them. Come the day shift and all was quiet, and there seemed fewer nurses.
I don't have my Bipap machine because the amount of time between the doctor calling the ambulance, and their arrival was six minutes. No chance to get most of what I needed. My sister did bring some stuff at teatime.
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Post by: Wooster on November 01, 2018, 07:20:57 PM
What are you doing for entertainment?
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Post by: richietog on November 01, 2018, 07:58:51 PM
Ta. Not going home today. The Consultant said the first lot of IV antibiotics didn't work so they're trying really powerful one. It's dripping in now. We'll see.
Last night was a nightmare. I'm parked in a three-bed ward next to a long glass door. The amount of noise the nurses made was infuriating. Giggling, telling stories, amusing themselves. And there was a lot of them. Come the day shift and all was quiet, and there seemed fewer nurses.
I don't have my Bipap machine because the amount of time between the doctor calling the ambulance, and their arrival was six minutes. No chance to get most of what I needed. My sister did bring some stuff at teatime.

Are you sure it wasn’t patients and relatives next door to you?
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Post by: [PCF]Falcs on November 01, 2018, 08:05:29 PM
Have noticed the time is wrong on the forum how do i change it to be correct?
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Post by: Wooster on November 01, 2018, 08:24:48 PM
Have noticed the time is wrong on the forum how do i change it to be correct?

I'll change it, but it's normally an option in your profile settings.
I changed it from Europe/London to Europe/Dublin and the time is OK for me, but they're both the same time zone.  :undecided:
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Post by: Glamdring on November 01, 2018, 10:11:33 PM
Having a very strange time in this ward. Not convinced I'll be out till next week. People are weird. If I survive I'll elucidate. The bug I have is very nasty and the antibiotics amongst the strongest the hospital uses.
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Post by: richietog on November 01, 2018, 10:48:08 PM
Just make sure you don't get a high from those drugs Glam, just saying  :laugh:
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Post by: [PCF]Falcs on November 01, 2018, 11:05:05 PM
Cheers Wooster

And Glam hope you are ok letting peeps know on TS about you
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Post by: richietog on November 02, 2018, 06:59:14 PM
FS, work is getting more annoying these days
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Post by: Glamdring on November 02, 2018, 07:29:43 PM
Thanks guys. Home. So soon after what could have been a fatal condition. Total cost to me? Zero. Well, I did leave my phone charger there, so I imagine that'll be a few quids down (this is aimed at the number of idiot Americans I read on forums who would be prepared to die than to tolerate a goddamned socialist health service that every other Western country enjoys.
I'm full of holes, weak, and the recipient of 5 courses of Gentamycin, one of the NHS's most powerful antibiotics. There isn't much more after that if it hadn't worked.

I find the NHS at the sharp end to be peopled by dedicated and talented individuals. Lovely caring people. But they're being forced to work in a competitive situation, department against department. Even hospital against hospital.
For instance, they took my whole bag of tablets and tried to tell me which I could keep, when I should take them, no matter they were first prescribed 30 years ago by a major Sheffield teaching hospital. I was flabbergasted. But I won that argument... It's going to take a while to absorb my adventure. Admin bods have their dirty hands in this.
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Post by: richietog on November 02, 2018, 07:37:00 PM
Glad you're back Glam

On another note, thank goodness it was the power supply lead, though the power jack is in a precarious situation. May open up the puter and see if I can tighten the screw to if that solves the problem of the loose power point
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Post by: Wooster on November 02, 2018, 07:38:58 PM
Seeing a lot more men fashion victims wearing trousers that are three inches too short and no socks.....yet they'll be moaning about the weather making their wee ankles and feet cold in a few weeks.  :laugh:

It's not new.
How many women did you used to see wearing Ugg boot knock offs in winter, where the sole was only vaguely in the right place (under their feet).
They were made for walking to and from the Chelsea Tractor....not daily use.
And way back in the 80's I used to laugh at the daft modern romantics wearing Tukka Boots (the Ugg's of their day) and, even worse, boxing boots  :laugh: :laugh: in Scotland  :laugh: in winter.  :laugh: :laugh: ....'boots' made for treading on canvass... :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Fashion rantage ftw.. :cheesy:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on November 02, 2018, 07:45:26 PM
For instance, they took my whole bag of tablets and tried to tell me which I could keep, when I should take them, no matter they were first prescribed 30 years ago by a major Sheffield teaching hospital. I was flabbergasted. But I won that argument... It's going to take a while to absorb my adventure. Admin bods have their dirty hands in this.

I'd listen to them, 30 years is a long time to be going on the same advice.
One of my sisters had a bad UTI last week and has been told to expect a thrush flare up as a result of the strong antibiotics they used to clear up the UTI...then my mother piped up and started talking about the same thing..

Talk about popping in to visit at the wrong time.  :huh:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on November 02, 2018, 08:33:08 PM
The original hospital is the one I go to for all my checkups. Doncaster RI is the closest in an emergency.
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Post by: Wooster on November 02, 2018, 09:24:54 PM
I'd have expected your script to have changed over 30 years though.

Personally.....if I'd been taking a suite of drugs over 30 years, I'd expect a some major changes beyond the likes of mild analgesics etc.

I have a mate who's a lucky bastard.
He's had testicular cancer (lost a nut), some rare genetic problem with his kidneys, a serious skin melanoma (cancer again) and started suffering from epilepsy (grand mal seizures) in his 40's.

It wasn't epilepsy, he had a brain tumour.
His original doctor didn't know that one of the side effects of some of the the drug combinations he'd been prescribing over the years was epileptic fits (It was a new Doc doing her GP training who spotted this), so they changed his script....but the fits kept happening and they got him in for a brain scan...and found the tumour.
(we had a pre op 'wake' for him, but he was out and about again three days after having a good scoop of brain taken out.....an after effect he noted was the inability to understand the number 17.  :smiley: )

That was about ten years ago and he's tickety boo, probably fitter than most of us around the same age because he had to give up his driving licence years ago and still walks to work.

Upshot:
If a fresh perspective on his prescription hadn't come into play, he'd have been dead five years ago due to an undiagnosed brain tumour that would have been put down to a side effect that was unknown to his GP.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on November 02, 2018, 09:58:22 PM
I understand your points but they don't apply to me. I do ask about what I'm being given.
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Post by: richietog on November 02, 2018, 10:10:31 PM
Tempted to play Legendary level on FIFA 19 FUT..........joking, wouldn't have a chance against the AI
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Post by: Wooster on November 02, 2018, 10:52:40 PM
I understand your points but they don't apply to me. I do ask about what I'm being given.

Do you take the advice though?

Quote
they took my whole bag of tablets and tried to tell me which I could keep, when I should take them, no matter they were first prescribed 30 years ago by a major Sheffield teaching hospital. I was flabbergasted. But I won that argument.

A bag of tablets, some of which have been prescribed for 30 years?

...fair play, you might have some dependency,  but a review is probably long overdue.


..anyway, it's by the bye and I'm glad you're back out.  :cool:
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Post by: richietog on November 03, 2018, 02:29:34 AM
Didn't fancy playing Legendary. I reckon I would have been beaten if I did. I went instead to World Class, I won 1-0. Looks like I still have a lot to learn still
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on November 04, 2018, 09:34:30 PM
Today I modified the registration agreement to include:

Note: (for the daily spammers)
User registration details will be checked against (& added to if applicable) the StopForumSpam database and a full ban and account sanitisation applied if your details and behaviour even smell dodgy, so why bother going through the hassle if your sole purpose for registering is only to have us carrying some shitty link to some shitty site that we'll delete as soon as we see it?


The odd one a day who goes to the bother of completing the new process probably don't even bother reading it, but it takes less time to clean the account and ban them, than it takes for them to register.
So I'm doing them a favour.   :grin:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on November 04, 2018, 09:50:43 PM
Go for it!
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on November 05, 2018, 10:01:43 AM
I hate Mondays  :cry:
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Post by: richietog on November 05, 2018, 09:04:34 PM
Getting thrashed 5-0 on the return to multiplayer gaming is not good. But considering how shit the connection the player had, would that be of any surprise? With the fact that the person played as Juventus is it even more of a surprise? Not really
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Post by: Glamdring on November 06, 2018, 05:28:22 PM
I used to be fond of the dark nights. Nope I'm not. Just had a nap (yes, I'm [getting] old), woke up on the pitch dark with no idea what time it was. Bah!
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on November 06, 2018, 06:01:57 PM
Welcome to the world of vaguely laterrrrr!  :laugh:
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Post by: richietog on November 06, 2018, 08:35:13 PM
Night life is part of life
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Post by: richietog on November 06, 2018, 08:35:43 PM
Oooh, I have seen the dark mode, lol
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Post by: Wooster on November 07, 2018, 09:48:09 PM
The new Reg Agreement has either worked, or I've banned most of those who go to the effort of registering to post porn and appliance repairs (no kidding).   :shocked:

I have zero tolerance when it comes to appliance repairs...filthy bastards.  :shocked:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on November 09, 2018, 12:42:23 PM
Backing up my PS4, because it's doing weird things like shutting down all of a sudden
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Post by: richietog on November 09, 2018, 06:57:44 PM
At a concert today

My fave band of all time....ever
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Post by: Glamdring on November 09, 2018, 11:18:58 PM
To be honest I'm not surprised at all. It is a bad tax designed only to catch headlines. Company car drivers would often have to stay overnight if they went all electric.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46152853
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Post by: Splinter on November 11, 2018, 09:28:59 PM
Fitted a centre stand today on my bike. I've been after one for ages since I don't like the idea of not being able to fix anything that involves the rear wheel in the middle of nowhere (chain for example).
Not much clearance but it's enough.
(https://i.imgur.com/GD4k3Y3.jpg)
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on November 12, 2018, 05:41:18 AM
That's ideal..  :cool:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on November 12, 2018, 09:43:57 AM
I couldn't stop laughing about someone on eBay

He was complaining about the fact I hadn't included a screenshot on the health of the hard drive I was selling, along came someone else and they bought it
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on November 12, 2018, 11:52:03 PM
At last the landlord fixed the central heating problem. I think that he was working on the central heating himself, and forgot to do something when he'd finished

The radiator downstairs was constantly rattling and the pressure kept going down to zero, suggest that the problem was a cap that wasn't closed. Either he had flushed the system, and forgot to close it
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on November 13, 2018, 09:31:47 AM
I couldn't stop laughing about someone on eBay

He was complaining about the fact I hadn't included a screenshot on the health of the hard drive I was selling, along came someone else and they bought it
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on November 13, 2018, 12:17:14 PM
I couldn't stop laughing about someone on eBay

He was complaining about the fact I hadn't included a screenshot on the health of the hard drive I was selling, along came someone else and they bought it
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on November 13, 2018, 03:51:05 PM
I was sure I had something interesting to post, but there, it's gone. My bloody memory!
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on November 13, 2018, 03:57:22 PM
Was it "buy eggs and washing powder"?  :cheesy:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on November 13, 2018, 04:23:25 PM
No, got those this morning!
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Post by: Glamdring on November 13, 2018, 04:26:07 PM
Beats a gold plated watch with 'Happy Retirement, Bob'...
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46197761
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on November 13, 2018, 05:09:44 PM
Does he have the gall to accept it?
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on November 13, 2018, 11:19:18 PM
They all look matey to me, Chelsea's chairman (not owners these days)
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on November 14, 2018, 01:49:05 PM
I typed 'USB cable' into Amazon and found that Amazon's version of a Lightning cable is £81. For a cable you can buy for a few quid anywhere else. Except when you click on the actual item it pops up at £5-odd. Weird. Didn't want one anyway; I need a new  mUSB cable, so ordered one. Again, a fiver.
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Post by: [PCF]Falcs on November 14, 2018, 04:52:55 PM
Off to see Macbeth tonight at the Newcastle Theatre  :huh: :huh:
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Post by: Dirty Harry on November 14, 2018, 05:07:30 PM
Hi all, just a quick hello.
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Post by: richietog on November 14, 2018, 05:47:20 PM
Hi all, just a quick hello.

Hello
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on November 14, 2018, 05:48:21 PM
Some prima donna gets upset when I was just trying to be helpful
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on November 14, 2018, 05:57:50 PM
Hi all, just a quick hello.

Hello mate.  :cool:
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Post by: Glamdring on November 14, 2018, 09:39:53 PM
Hi all, just a quick hello.
Enjoy. Leave the dagger at home.
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Post by: Glamdring on November 14, 2018, 11:13:08 PM
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Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on November 14, 2018, 11:57:25 PM
Off to see Macbeth tonight at the Newcastle Theatre  :huh: :huh:

That's the only play I've seen.
Too flouncy for my tastes.  :embarrassed:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on November 14, 2018, 11:59:31 PM
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True in what way?

Soz mate, that's just shite, isn't it?
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on November 15, 2018, 10:46:45 AM
It applies to both sides so fair's fair. As the resignations begin so this suggestion becomes more relevant.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on November 15, 2018, 12:04:05 PM
Where I work, staff are dropping like flies being sick
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: [PCF]Falcs on November 15, 2018, 02:07:45 PM
Off to see Macbeth tonight at the Newcastle Theatre  :huh: :huh:

That's the only play I've seen.
Too flouncy for my tastes.  :embarrassed:

to be honest really enjoyed it i was surprised but the actors were fantastic!
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: [PCF]Falcs on November 16, 2018, 03:52:46 PM
quiet in here today! No Wooster! or Richie!
I have done naff all at work today as been hungover from last night playing Walking dead and supping half a bloody bottle of whiskey! not a good idea on a school night slept in this morning woke up at 9.15 and got to work at 9.30!
think i need more booze tonight to make the sickness go away lol
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on November 16, 2018, 07:25:59 PM
I was out on jobs in Inverness from half six this morning, so no chance to post.  :grin:

I can't drink Whisky, it gives me the mother and father of all headaches the next day. :cry:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on November 16, 2018, 09:33:59 PM
And I've had a pretty boring day so nothing to comment on.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on November 17, 2018, 09:44:43 AM
Guess I need a zinc overdose, seems like my immune system is very weak, that or I'm stressed. Though considering that I've had some bad news, but not to be unexpected after the recent cold I guess
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Post by: Glamdring on November 19, 2018, 09:40:20 PM
Went to the Northern General for my main annual checkup this afternoon. Apparently I have working kidneys, which is cool, having spent 25 minutes hunting for a parking spot so that was a reward.
Sheffield was a pig to get out of. I left at 4.30 and the traffic was solid. Even the M1 and M18 were chock. It's November, which seems to make a difference. Didn't much like driving in the dark since I don't do it much these days.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on November 20, 2018, 12:08:41 PM
One of those weird winter days that never gets truly daylight. I wonder if I suffer from SAD.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: [PCF]Falcs on November 20, 2018, 02:57:42 PM
Been dark here all day with some very hefty showers coming off the north sea am surprised its not snow as its bitterly cold to in the wind
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on November 20, 2018, 04:19:28 PM
It was like that in Edinburgh today as well.
A sudden squall damn near put my fag oot.  :cheesy:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on November 20, 2018, 06:38:55 PM
I've yet to find anything worth buying on Amazon's Sale. I got a good electric toothbrush last year, and an external HDD the year before.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on November 20, 2018, 09:56:38 PM
Black Friday deals are like buying bananas or fish that are on the turn.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: [PCF]Falcs on November 20, 2018, 10:26:20 PM
Think my SSD i got was part of the black friday deals :)
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on November 21, 2018, 12:31:12 AM
At what point do YouTube creators realise not to include music in the background, when they are explaining something? It sounds like, excuse the pun, that they have attention deficiencies in their concentration while trying to say something
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on November 21, 2018, 09:40:05 AM
I hate that myself but either mute them or skip them.

The creators probably think it's the greatest tune in history when they upload them. :azn:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on November 21, 2018, 01:18:54 PM
It's a shame you can't mute the music or the dialogue.

Felt pretty good yesterday. Today I'm back at the doctor's. Oh well. And it's bloody cold outside.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on November 21, 2018, 02:01:34 PM
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Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: [PCF]Falcs on November 21, 2018, 02:43:44 PM
content not available Glam  :huh:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on November 21, 2018, 08:45:44 PM
Damn. It was a Facebook image. Funny but not worth the bother of copying and uploading and linking so on.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on November 22, 2018, 09:44:56 AM
I see our company I work is finally updating ti Windows 10. And I’ve seen a computer still running XP. Developing software for newer computers and OS is quite expensive these days
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on November 22, 2018, 10:20:40 PM
Decided to experiment with idea of having a goatee beard
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on November 22, 2018, 10:41:56 PM
Grow the whole thing 1st and then trim it back.

You're going to look scruffy for a few weeks anyway, so you might as well leave your options open.  :azn:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on November 23, 2018, 12:12:49 AM
Grow the whole thing 1st and then trim it back.

You're going to look scruffy for a few weeks anyway, so you might as well leave your options open.  :azn:
I already have grown the whole thing, and trimmed it
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on November 23, 2018, 09:13:03 AM
No internet and my landline went down when I was talking to the GP. I'm no better than I was on Weds. More tablets coming, but are they the right ones? I'm sick of antibiotics.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on November 23, 2018, 09:31:51 AM
I think the work place internet wifi has been disabled to stop Black Friday shoppers clogging the bandwidth

Much to my dismay, because that has stopped me feom ising an app unless I use my mobile data

Thankfully, I have plenty of allowance left
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: [PCF]Falcs on November 23, 2018, 11:51:10 AM
Anyone seen any good Black Friday Deals?
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on November 23, 2018, 03:45:25 PM
No internet and my landline went down when I was talking to the GP. I'm no better than I was on Weds. More tablets coming, but are they the right ones? I'm sick of antibiotics.

My old dear's been on them for a year as well.

If they hadn't fed so many to fucking chickens, they might actually still work.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on November 23, 2018, 03:46:30 PM
Anyone seen any good Black Friday Deals?

I'm ignoring it this year.
I can't think of anything I need.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: [PCF]Falcs on November 23, 2018, 04:08:41 PM
Me neither at least not what i can afford lol

few games taking my fancy but might wait a bit (Far Cry 5 for one its actually cheaper on steam than cdkeys!! £25.99 at the moment)
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on November 24, 2018, 09:52:34 AM
Good deals on Black Friday? The only good deal I had was two years ago, only for amazon not to go ahead with the sale of the item

Which suggests to me, its a massive con

If you watch this video, I think you might have another view on Black Friday


Basically saying that most of the products are either old products that never sold, or are souped down versions that you would normally get........but, don't let me spoil the video for you
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on November 24, 2018, 10:17:36 AM
Still no bloody internet. That's over 24 hours. Bastards.
And my tablets are not working. This is the second lot.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on November 24, 2018, 10:33:06 AM
Use the wireless hotspot on your phone for connectivity on your tablets.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: [PCF]Falcs on November 24, 2018, 11:07:16 AM
Use the wireless hotspot on your phone for connectivity on your tablets.

dont think Glam menat the technology type of tablets Wooster lol :)
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on November 24, 2018, 03:17:04 PM
I'm a third of the way through my 1GB data allowance now. Engineer coming out on Tuesday. Boring.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on November 25, 2018, 09:25:36 AM
Use the wireless hotspot on your phone for connectivity on your tablets.

dont think Glam menat the technology type of tablets Wooster lol :)

 :cheesy:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on November 25, 2018, 10:47:58 AM
Of all the things I'm addicted to now is FIFA, and it's taking a lot of my spare time that I didn't have much of already
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on November 25, 2018, 10:09:58 PM
Still ill, still without the internet. Fed up.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on November 26, 2018, 09:40:46 AM
Cheer yourself up by looking for new fibre internet deals.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on November 26, 2018, 11:56:13 AM
I see that they never really blocked the internet fir black friday, something to do with it needing logging out again
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on November 27, 2018, 03:48:58 PM
Got my internet back. I am alive!
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: [PCF]Falcs on November 27, 2018, 03:58:08 PM
Woohoo Glam! so what was the fault or didn't they tell you?
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on November 27, 2018, 04:06:23 PM
No, they rarely do. He came, he fiddled, it worked. It'll do.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on November 28, 2018, 10:36:52 AM
No matter what you think of Amazon itself, its app is excellent. Some thought went into it, not just the usual geek-speak silliness where the most commonly used feature is down three menus.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on November 28, 2018, 05:45:50 PM
It probably knows what you're going to order before you do.  :grin:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on November 28, 2018, 11:24:21 PM
Three things I am wondering regarding the GDPR on websites

1/ What do they do with all the data they collect about us, if we opt in?

2/ Why the fuck so many companies want our precious data? i.e. why so many on some sites?

If we opt in, I bet they won't be asking for permission to opt out
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on December 01, 2018, 07:25:22 PM
How many dots can you see?
(https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/736/cpsprodpb/5998/production/_91163922_illusion.jpg)
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on December 01, 2018, 08:28:58 PM
12 (three rows of four)

If I was a hammerhead shark I'd maybe be able to see them all at the same time.  :grin:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on December 01, 2018, 09:51:23 PM
That's what I got, but on the forum I nicked it from there was a varied response. Wonder if it's an eye test or the like. I've seen it before but can't remember where.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on December 02, 2018, 06:10:31 PM
No matter how you see it, it's...........










































12

Some people have plenty of time on their hand to say otherwise
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on December 04, 2018, 12:36:08 AM
I don't get this. Router works fine with my laptop, but the playstation and iphone, it doesn't work.......weird router
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on December 04, 2018, 09:02:39 AM
-1.1°C when I got up earlier. Balmy only to penguins.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on December 04, 2018, 09:25:32 AM
I don't get this. Router works fine with my laptop, but the playstation and iphone, it doesn't work.......weird router

They'll do that if they try to connect on the 2.4GHz band if it's on channel 13.
Router should be set up to broadcast different SSID's for each band, so try to force them to connect on 5GHz.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on December 04, 2018, 01:11:07 PM
I don't get this. Router works fine with my laptop, but the playstation and iphone, it doesn't work.......weird router

They'll do that if they try to connect on the 2.4GHz band if it's on channel 13.
Router should be set up to broadcast different SSID's for each band, so try to force them to connect on 5GHz.

The PS4 doesn’t connect to 5ghz
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on December 04, 2018, 03:05:43 PM
Wow!
That's a bit weak.  :huh:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on December 05, 2018, 11:06:12 AM
I can't make my mind up which I hate most: the blistering, unbearable heat of last summer, or this viciously dreary wet day in December. I think I get, as i've noted before, just a very few days in the year when the weather makes me happy...
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on December 05, 2018, 03:16:44 PM
It was quite sunny out at Edinburgh Airport this morning, but got bleaker as I headed west to the ferry for Dunoon.

-9 in Braemar last night (probably the Foehn Effect, it usually is).
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: [PCF]Falcs on December 05, 2018, 04:26:22 PM
beeen wet and miserable all day here in the north east was strange seeing it pouring down whilst there was still a frost on the ground!
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on December 06, 2018, 07:44:43 PM
O2/Ericsson are having a bit of a nightmare today, eh?

If I flick my preferred Sim for Data to the O2 one it's still only showing G (which probably doesn't work either). :smiley:

Just tried sending a text from my O2 number to my EE number and it keeps saying 'not sent', but they are.
After a delay and multiple retries a cluster of them come through, despite the O2 network still saying that they've not been sent.

When they eventually fix it people are going to be royally pissed off as all those limbo texts start to flood in at 5am tomorrow morning.  :cheesy:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on December 07, 2018, 10:42:34 AM
oops, one of my laptops is looking like its suffering from the DOA symptoms this morning

It was fully charged up when I switched it off last night

Taken out the memory, hard drive and even wifi card. Still dead
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on December 07, 2018, 02:25:05 PM
Tried it with the power cable connected as well? (on the off chance the battery has gone it might be worth removing it if you can and see if it fires up from the mains)
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on December 07, 2018, 04:00:05 PM
Tried it with the power cable connected as well? (on the off chance the battery has gone it might be worth removing it if you can and see if it fires up from the mains)


Errrrrrrrrrr

Yes, tried all that

Battery is a very good battery in that it really would keep its charge

Just to add that there are no led indication of any power, with or without battery
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on December 07, 2018, 04:09:49 PM
...just checking, it's probably fucked then.  :smiley:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on December 07, 2018, 07:30:10 PM
, it's probably fucked then.  :smiley:


I guess so. Oh well, one down, two more left..... :laugh:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on December 08, 2018, 12:18:54 PM
I think the best thing for the dead laptop is to sell on eBay, minus ssd drive and memory modules, of course....sell the memory modules separately

I don't' think I will buy another laptop, until the other die unexpectedly
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: [PCF]Falcs on December 08, 2018, 10:47:35 PM
My kids keep finding their Christmas presents that I’ve hidden around the house.

Someone suggested that I should just keep them in the attic...

But it’s now 22. 30 and the constant crying and whinging is keeping me awake

"I don't like spiders” or “I don't like it up here - it's really dark" is starting to get on my nerves now, any suggestions??
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on December 08, 2018, 11:07:39 PM
 :cheesy:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Splinter on December 10, 2018, 12:45:43 PM
It's finally getting hot in Buenos Aires. 28c today :cool:

(https://i.imgur.com/dMZ2Psy.jpg)
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on December 10, 2018, 05:32:55 PM
Well, if you enjoy 28, that's okay. You can have my share too.  :wink:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on December 10, 2018, 05:54:14 PM
Gettin toasty.  :smiley:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on December 10, 2018, 09:33:13 PM
I see Voyager 1 has left the solar system six years after the faster Voyager 2 did the same. A remarkable achievement. Harder than finding somewhere to park in town.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on December 10, 2018, 10:42:52 PM
I wonder if we'll ever overtake it.

Doubtful, innit?  :embarrassed:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: [PCF]Falcs on December 11, 2018, 02:04:57 PM
To much red tape and health and safety shite for anything like that these days
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on December 11, 2018, 02:45:12 PM
White bread is allowed! Sort of.
The scientific case for eating bread

http://flip.it/LHJbFT
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on December 11, 2018, 03:26:36 PM
Bad bread is a false flag operation run by the sugar industry.  :grin:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Fambly Guy on December 11, 2018, 06:40:30 PM
Bought a domino cake from the work canteen today.
The woman serving didn't get me when I told her she should turn her domino cakes away as they were on display for all to see. Just gave me a blank stare. So I then told her it was a fix as all the domino cakes were 1 at one end and 4 the other.
Nope. Still didn't get it.
I just paid and walked away wondering if she was daft or if I was cryptic or I was just plain unfunny.
I'm really going to have to bite my tongue if she's on the till tomorrow and they're selling those raspberry tarts that look like tits.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on December 13, 2018, 09:58:06 PM
I'm beginning to think that the power regulator in the laptop that has died, is the faulty component. But unfortunately don't have specialist equipment to replace it. Secondly, don't know where the specific power regulator is
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Fambly Guy on December 14, 2018, 11:26:31 PM
Today I pulled out from a junction right in front of another car. I genuinely thought she had flashed me.

Turns out I was wrong. I didn't know if I should slam the brakes and reverse or floor it and commit. Turns out the other car I'd have sided into on the lane I was heading to decided for me that one hit car is better than two.
So I slammed the brakes on and hit reverse ASAP and managed to avoid an accident. though that still didn't stop the woman in the car from going absolute nuts.
I totally admitted my mistake and was deliberately trying to  keep cool and be "nice" about it. Got to the stage where I had tell her that the road was clear, I was in the wrong it was never in question so go ahead and alleviate the MASSIVE FUCKING QUEUE she'd caused by staying stationary to rant at me.

Talk about making things worse!

Fuck knows what I was thinking in the first place to cause it.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on December 15, 2018, 08:17:44 AM
Lucky, but things happen and the only patient was your pride.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on December 15, 2018, 10:50:10 AM
Accidents happen.  :smiley:

I arrived at job during the week just in time to see a lass pull out of an industrial estate and right into the side of a passing car.
There's a left turn off the main road just before the left turn into the estate and his indicator maybe hadn't cancelled, making her think he was turning in.  :smiley:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on December 16, 2018, 09:12:08 PM
Sick as a dog again. The tabs the GP gave me haven't worked so I have to call him yet again. Ten days of feeling like shite.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: [PCF]Falcs on December 16, 2018, 09:40:43 PM
Been the same today Glam snoozed on and off all day on the couch whilst watching the arrow and the flash
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on December 17, 2018, 03:51:10 PM
Arrow is taking an interesting turn just now.
I find it odd how Supergirl is beaten by everyone until the point her friends show up to help her. Never happened in the comics. I'm still waiting for her to rip her blouse open only to find she's forgotten to don her uniform!
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: [PCF]Falcs on December 17, 2018, 03:57:54 PM
The three parter is good which mixes up the arrow Flash and supergirl (havent watched the final part yet as catching up on supergirl) but it includes superman and the new batwoman/girl/female. its quite funny to i wont say why as part of the plot
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: [PCF]Falcs on December 18, 2018, 06:17:00 PM
wow banned my first spammer today and deleted their post!
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on December 18, 2018, 07:23:16 PM
 :grin:  :cool:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on December 18, 2018, 09:28:29 PM
Shitty weather for a drive to Aberdeen and back today and, to add insult to injury, the car died at 70mph in the outside lane during rush hour on the way back.
Knocked it out of gear and coasted my way to the hard shoulder and, as luck would have it, reached the services about a quarter mile along the road...which was handy.  :wink:

It restarted after it had come to a halt, but it wouldn't while moving..weirdly, and I thought I'd have to employ the old whack in second and ride the starter to get it up the service road (running on leccy power).
Seems fine, but light still on and I think it's probably just a clogged diesel filter (fingers crossed), so driveable as long as I don't try any very heavy acceleration at high rpm.


(Got a job in Elgin on Thursday as well.. and if there's a road in Scotland where you need heavy acceleration, it's the A9.  :cry:)

-edit- filter on order.
Has to be a genuine one....off the shelf pattern ones don't work.  :embarrassed:

...and forgot to add.
I've had breakdown cover for about 20 years and this is the first time I thought that I might need to use it.
....I'll get my money out of the AA one of these years.
(Maybe I'll break down in Stornoway...or Lerwick one of these days.)  :evil:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on December 19, 2018, 06:29:40 PM
The light has gone off of it's own (Honda) accord, so Elgin is back on.
(It's a nice road once you get off the A9)

I was down in exotic Kirkcudbright last week as well, you'd have liked it Glam.  :cool:
The fields and hills are very green down there for some reason.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Fambly Guy on December 19, 2018, 08:28:59 PM
Something to do with chlorophyll I think. :grin:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on December 19, 2018, 08:34:45 PM
 :grin:

The sheep keeping it cropped short might have something to do with it as well.
I saw a field of Llama's down that way as well.

Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on December 19, 2018, 09:37:05 PM
The light has gone off of it's own (Honda) accord, so Elgin is back on.
(It's a nice road once you get off the A9)

I was down in exotic Kirkcudbright last week as well, you'd have liked it Glam.  :cool:
The fields and hills are very green down there for some reason.
I've been to Kirkcudbright many times over the years. One of my extended family used to own a butcher's there. Castle Douglas too. When I visited my grandparents during the summer I'd spend days exploring the hills and lanes, and the seaside at Sandy Hills. That was my childhood to an extent, remembered with affection.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on December 20, 2018, 05:06:10 PM
Revenge can be funny as well as sweet.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Fambly Guy on December 20, 2018, 05:36:30 PM
Superb!
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on December 20, 2018, 06:53:44 PM
How long until we see someone doing the same thing with a hand grenade?  :evil:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on December 20, 2018, 06:59:08 PM
What struck me, as it were, was that it was funny, and the crooks would agree. If the contents had exploded and hurt them they'd be round with baseball bats and friends to deal with the homeowner.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Fambly Guy on December 20, 2018, 07:16:35 PM
Certainly more inventive than the traditional shite in a box
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on December 20, 2018, 07:23:42 PM
You wouldn't leave it at your own door if you'd rigged it with a grenade.  :cheesy:


...A shite in the centrifuge?
MuckSpreader-Mini?  :laugh:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on December 20, 2018, 09:57:21 PM
The car seems OK.....google navigation is a bit fucked though.

Le route: -edit- image is a bit massive, soz. ( I can't go back and resize it)  :embarrassed:
(http://i68.tinypic.com/9aq1li.jpg)
Set off at 6AM

After Carrbridge it said I'd save 15 minutes by taking the A9077 (single track road with passing places, untreated and icy, over the hills)  :undecided:
By the time I got to the end of it and joined a main road again I'd picked up some many stones in one of the brakes (you need to ride the verges for passing traffic in places) that I thought it was something larger carving a groove out of the inside of my wheel, so pulled over to check and give the calipers a smack with a hammer, to dislodge the stones.

As I was doing that the van I was behind, that stayed on the road I would have taken before I turned off (and I would have overtaken 20 minutes earlier), shot past me.  :shocked:
...It was a road I've rarely taken though.

Elgin to Blairgowrie was two and a half hours through the Cairngorms again (more single track...more ice, more mist, but not much snow).

Know what? It was great.   :smiley:

I was following the Whisky Trail for a fair bit as well and that new MacAllen site (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-44196555) looks stunning.
From the 'main' ( :cheesy:) road on the other side of the Spey you can hardly see it.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: [PCF]Falcs on December 20, 2018, 10:39:48 PM
Bet that was a nice drive!
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on December 20, 2018, 10:46:03 PM
I've said before you have the best job in the world.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on December 21, 2018, 12:05:37 AM
I've said before you have the best job in the world.

 it's variable 
You probably wouldn't like to be a passenger for most of it.  :smiley:

Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on December 21, 2018, 01:22:44 PM
Whoa, 8 hours travelling to Elgin from Glasgow, and only 400 miles.......

Considering it's only 600 miles to Aberdeen from where I live, and a 10 hour journey, must be some tricky roads to there
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Splinter on December 21, 2018, 03:54:46 PM
That drive looks enormous fun and probably even better on a bike in Summer.
Oh and that video was pure genius!
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on December 21, 2018, 05:44:34 PM
I wish they would stop playing the Macarena, doing my fucking head in, and seeing people ruin that dance routine  :laugh:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on December 21, 2018, 07:40:15 PM
You watching a channel that runs lots of Sun Bingo adverts?  :smiley:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on December 21, 2018, 09:33:32 PM
Excellent police driving.
https://twitter.com/thamesvp/status/1075435599425888257?s=12
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Fambly Guy on December 21, 2018, 09:48:50 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/Ne3jQuV.jpg)
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on December 22, 2018, 06:05:31 PM
Supposedly the days begin to grow longer from now on, but it varies from year to year. I think we'll see the difference in a fortnight.
Been mild today.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on December 23, 2018, 10:30:32 PM
Quote
Seamus was on his deathbed and knew the end was near.

His nurse, his wife, his daughter and 2 sons are with him at his home in Belfast.
He asks for 2 independent witnesses to be present and a camcorder be in place to record his last wishes.

When all is ready he begins to speak:

"My son Patrick, I want you to take the houses in Cultra."

"My daughter Geraldine, you take the apartments over in Malone Road."

"My son Seamus Junior, I want you to take the offices in the City centre."

"Bridget, my dear wife, please take all the residential properties on the Upper Lisburn Road ."

The nurse and witnesses are blown away. They did not realize the extent of Paddy's wealth.

As he slips away, the nurse says to his wife, " Mrs O'Shaughnessy, my deepest condolences.

Your husband must have been such a hard-working and wonderful man to have accumulated all this property"..

“Property!!?”, his wife replies. “Jesus!! Sure it’s just his bloody window cleaning round!! "
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Splinter on December 24, 2018, 08:38:37 PM
This is Wooster's run out in the Scottish countryside.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on December 24, 2018, 09:31:36 PM
Good graphics.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on December 25, 2018, 02:31:44 PM
Merry Christmas peeps.  :cool:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on December 25, 2018, 06:30:46 PM
Merry Christmas
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on December 25, 2018, 08:34:14 PM
Got to work late due to taxi problems, but got home early. A strange dichotomy of yesteryears of working on Christmas
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: [PCF]Falcs on December 26, 2018, 01:41:40 PM
Mery Christmas peeps
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on December 26, 2018, 10:41:39 PM
The thing that needs operating on feels that its getting worse, which doesn't bode well, since the consultant has gone away for Christmas
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on December 27, 2018, 11:51:39 AM
The question now is, how to package a gfx card for delivery?
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on December 27, 2018, 05:01:58 PM
Paper bag then lots of bubble wrap?
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on December 27, 2018, 07:31:08 PM
Paper bag, lol  :laugh:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on December 27, 2018, 10:30:01 PM
Can you think of a simpler way to insulate the copper contacts or components from static build up in the bubble wrap?

I'm assuming you don't have the original packaging and contact covers it originally shipped with.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on December 28, 2018, 10:42:39 AM
Greaseproof paper? Short of an anti-static bag, that is. That's what they all arrive in when new.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Fambly Guy on December 28, 2018, 11:30:36 AM
An old nylon shirt?
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on December 28, 2018, 02:35:16 PM
An old nylon shirt?

 :cheesy:
It would run for a week without being plugged in if it was shipped in that.  :cheesy:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on December 29, 2018, 09:30:46 PM
Got a puncture last night. A car pulled out and forced me to move into the kerb causing a small split and slow puncture. No damage to the alloy, thankfully. Called out the RAC today. They fitted a temporary wheel so tomorrow I have to go to Kwikfit to see if they have a tyre that fits. The RAC want their wheel back.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on December 29, 2018, 11:26:59 PM
I was hoping to pick up a decent bedside radio from the sales (the Bush one I bought a couple of years ago has only marginally better sound quality than the Pure one I had previously) but found myself thinking it's pretty much all the same unless you want to get into triple figures, then you have the boringly limited selection of stations on DAB and FM.
It was then that I wondered wtf I was doing and jumped onto Amazon to look for Internet Radios and came across this for only £60: http://amzn.eu/d/cBEC4Ed
 :azn:



Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on December 30, 2018, 12:58:21 AM
Panic over. The doctor was right, the medicine might have aggravated the condition

 :laugh: Arsenal got thrashed 5-1
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on December 30, 2018, 08:34:10 AM
Good news on the health report.  :azn:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Splinter on December 30, 2018, 11:33:50 AM
I still have three quite old Roberts radios, one with short wave on which I used to listen to the BBC World Service, but they don't broadcast on SW any more.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on December 30, 2018, 02:54:38 PM
I was hoping to pick up a decent bedside radio from the sales (the Bush one I bought a couple of years ago has only marginally better sound quality than the Pure one I had previously) but found myself thinking it's pretty much all the same unless you want to get into triple figures, then you have the boringly limited selection of stations on DAB and FM.
It was then that I wondered wtf I was doing and jumped onto Amazon to look for Internet Radios and came across this for only £60: http://amzn.eu/d/cBEC4Ed
 :azn:
I treated myself to a Ruark a couple of years ago. The sound quality is magnificent.

-
Went to Kwikfit this morning. Obviously they didn't have a tyre that fitted so now it's Wednesday.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Fambly Guy on December 30, 2018, 03:16:25 PM
In the pub drinking beer.

Also bought a t-shirt which was eight quid but only popped up as a quid at the till.

Good times!
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on December 30, 2018, 03:45:38 PM
Did you dribble down the one you were wearing?  :grin:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: [PCF]Falcs on December 30, 2018, 03:52:14 PM
Did you dribble down the one you were wearing?  :grin:
  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Fambly Guy on December 30, 2018, 06:56:40 PM
Did you dribble down the one you were wearing?  :grin:

Dribbled 'up' it old boy  :wink:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on December 30, 2018, 07:46:53 PM
 :grin:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Splinter on December 31, 2018, 02:28:21 PM
Just bought all the meat for our barbecue tonight and fortunately it's not going to be too hot, but more thunderstorms tomorrow, which is pretty good timing, really.
Meat is a serious business down here.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: [PCF]Falcs on December 31, 2018, 05:00:11 PM
Happy New Year Peeps!
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on December 31, 2018, 05:18:21 PM
Wait for it, wait for it.. :grin:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on December 31, 2018, 07:41:32 PM
...
It was then that I wondered wtf I was doing and jumped onto Amazon to look for Internet Radios and came across this for only £60: http://amzn.eu/d/cBEC4Ed
 :azn:

I'm impressed.
Solid build and good sound quality for not much cash.  :shocked:

I registered on their site for the extended warranty and noticed the rrp is around £150.
(Not overly optimistic)

I've set my weekend alarm for 09:00 on the San Diego police scanner channel so that I can crack one out to live reports of a shooting in progress (makes at least two of us)  :cheesy:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on December 31, 2018, 09:43:29 PM
I see that I end the year with the same amount of photos sales as last year. To be honest, it was a shit year. Work interfering with most of my photography, this is why I don't love it so much these days. Either I quit the job and risk a new venture, or risk mixing pleasure with work and being too busy

It's also a year that I've been addicted to FIFA, 19 that is. I hope to end the addiction by May at least, or sooner. Have done remarkably well this year. Half the game left me confused as hell what it was all about. Until I searched for tips on YouTube. If I weren't so shit at it when it first was released, I think I would be like my brother day in and day out FIFA

Anyhoo......................Happy New Year to you all. Fuck, I'm taking medication that doesn't allow me to drink alcohol.........shit
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on December 31, 2018, 09:45:57 PM
Happy New Year guys!
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on December 31, 2018, 10:41:18 PM
I've been on 24 hour call since the 21st, tonight being the first night off .   :grin:
It's been a good month though, apart from picking up that stinking cold that's going around (same as every year).
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on December 31, 2018, 10:53:06 PM
I've been on 24 hour call since the 21st, tonight being the first night off .   :grin:
It's been a good month though, apart from picking up that stinking cold that's going around (same as every year).

You need to take lemon and honey,  and yes garlic, not the powdered version, though that did work for me, and pour it straight down your throat without putting it on your tongue....
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on December 31, 2018, 11:14:31 PM
It's just a cold, I can work through it.  :wink:


Ever had a South Indian Garlic Chilli Chicken?
I had a few and they only gave temporary respite as the snotters tripped me.

Couple of hours later the head congestion was back, with the added bonus of the arsehole being roasted right off me when I took a shit.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on December 31, 2018, 11:54:36 PM
The receptors on your tongue that detect chilli heat are just the save as the ones in your rear. Burning in and out, but no damage. It's a false signal.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on January 01, 2019, 01:03:58 PM
My anus doesn't know that though.  :cheesy:

Happy New Year peeps, all the best for you and yours.  :wink:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on January 01, 2019, 02:18:27 PM
It's just a cold, I can work through it.  :wink:


Ever had a South Indian Garlic Chilli Chicken?
I had a few and they only gave temporary respite as the snotters tripped me.

Couple of hours later the head congestion was back, with the added bonus of the arsehole being roasted right off me when I took a shit.

Guess they didn't put any garlic in the recipe   :laugh:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on January 01, 2019, 02:42:09 PM
I don't notice it but my sister recently thought I'd been eating spag-bol because she could smell garlic on my breath.
I hadn't, it was the SIGCC I'd had on the Friday night....and I was visiting on Sunday afternoon. :laugh:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on January 01, 2019, 06:42:51 PM
One clove (not bulb) of garlic in a pot to feed ten of spag bol is more than enough for me.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on January 01, 2019, 06:56:44 PM
I see NASA's satellite has successfully navigated past Ultima Thule (cool name). Anything to get away from Brexit.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-46729898
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on January 01, 2019, 10:10:52 PM
Sounds like a roof rack.  :grin:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on January 02, 2019, 03:55:13 PM
Finally got my punctured tyre replaced. Pirelli instead of Michelin but it doesn't matter.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on January 02, 2019, 04:54:33 PM
Sounds a bit of a cowboy job if they couldn't find a matching tyre.  :shocked:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on January 02, 2019, 05:06:20 PM
Kwitfit. They had the right make but not quite the right type. They come in differing qualities and mine is premium. They had the low and middle but not the top.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on January 02, 2019, 07:34:53 PM
I wouldn't have been too happy about it anyway.
The odd tyre might perform differently in poor conditions and pull the car offline...which is why the recommendation is not to mix tyres on the same axle.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on January 03, 2019, 12:06:15 AM
As I've mentioned, I'm pretty keen on the American car modding programmes. In the last one they swapped in a 7 litre engine. To stop it they added 14" vented discs with six pot brakes. When I was at Kwikfit I looked at mine and the other cars there. Tiny two-pot brakes (one either side) that didn't look as if they'd work at all. Yet they do. Back in the day I had a Renault 16. It had four pot discs. Odd.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: [PCF]Falcs on January 03, 2019, 09:17:08 AM
Back to work pfft.....
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Splinter on January 04, 2019, 10:19:22 PM
I'm arriving in the UK on 5th of March.
You have been warned.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on January 04, 2019, 10:30:28 PM
I'm arriving in the UK on 5th of March.
You have been warned.

Have ye no heard?
We're shut!  :grin:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on January 04, 2019, 10:34:31 PM
And in fact we're bringing in warships to keep you out!
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on January 04, 2019, 11:16:35 PM
...unless you turn up in a ferry you plan to sell to Seaborne

They have £14m of government money to spend on bringing freight into the UK from Europe, starting in April, but don't have any ships, crew or infrastructure yet.
(They're linked to JCB, who make stuff that notoriously doesn't float and who's boss is an arch brexiteer.)
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on January 07, 2019, 10:32:49 AM
Bowel screening test time again.
Hardly pleasant but better than it was before.

It's only a single wee plastic stick now, whereas before there were a number of cardboard sticks to take samples with over a number of days.
I felt like a 4 year old jabbing lolly sticks in dogshit.  :embarrassed: :azn:

-edit-

It's also Tax return time, so I logged in to pay my Self Assessment and they say I've overpaid by about £2500 over the previous few years and it's available for a refund.  :shocked:
I thought I had about £1500 to make on a balancing payment.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: [PCF]Falcs on January 07, 2019, 11:10:10 AM
Nice little surprise for you in January there then Wooster!
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on January 07, 2019, 05:12:38 PM
Maybe I should fire it into an ISA.
...better interest than the tax office and I can use it to pay part of next years bill.  :wink:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on January 07, 2019, 06:44:34 PM
Went to Kwikfit this morning. Obviously they didn't have a tyre that fitted so now it's Wednesday.

I forgot to mention Blackcircles.
I've used them a few times, especially for bike tyres (hard to find fitters) and their fitted prices are pretty good.  :cool:
https://www.blackcircles.com/

i.e. a Michelin CrossClimate+ for my car is £6 cheaper (fitted) from them (at ATS) than from KwikFit (Balby Road)
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on January 07, 2019, 09:15:32 PM
It's a lease car and the conditions are tight. I was limited in the choices I had.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on January 07, 2019, 11:17:39 PM
Ahh..   :wink:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on January 07, 2019, 11:37:03 PM
Someone had the audacity to voicemail me, because I've put them on block basically, to 'apologise' what she said to me. As if I'm going to unblock her...
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on January 07, 2019, 11:40:05 PM
Oh, so we now have 3 admins..........mmmm, where's mine?  :cry: :laugh:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Splinter on January 08, 2019, 12:08:58 AM
I'm flying Norwegian Air this time, in a 787 Dreamliner. Heard great things about it and they are brand new, so that's good.
I'll just need to talk to them nicely at customs, so they let me in.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on January 09, 2019, 04:00:50 PM
4pm thereabouts and it's still daylight, but mornings have hardly moved. The days grow longer in an asymmetrical way.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on January 09, 2019, 05:13:43 PM
I'd like to see the flat earthers try to explain that.  :cheesy:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on January 09, 2019, 05:50:54 PM
And, interestingly, they do that differently each year because of an odd wobble in the Earth's orbit.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on January 09, 2019, 08:22:48 PM
I'd like to see the flat earthers try to explain that.  :cheesy:

Probably they would say the ‘flat earth’ still spins on an axis
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on January 10, 2019, 10:09:12 PM
I ran over a fox last night.
It was already dead (ish) and it turns out my car has a lot more ground clearance than I thought.

Ether that or it's still under there.
I'll find out in a couple of days.  :azn:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on January 11, 2019, 01:50:25 PM
Sold my homing pigeon on eBay .......... again.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on January 11, 2019, 03:43:02 PM
 :cheesy:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on January 12, 2019, 02:26:17 AM
Never take a job that involves long term nightshift  unless you can live with your sleeping patterns being screwed for the rest of your life.

I had an early shift on Wednesday, that got delayed until 11am, got home around 4pm and snatched an hour of sleep after dinner before going out to another job that was expected to take from 20:30 until the early hours, but wasn't too bad and I was back in bed for around 2am.
Problem with that was that I had to leave for a job in Elgin at 6am yesterday (Friday) and, for some inexplicable reason, I woke up at the same time I went to bed at the night before (Thursday)....wtf!?!
I thought I'd drop back off again, but I didn't, the result being that I was on the bones of my arse by the time I got back from Elgin and had to go to bed at 7pm......woke up after 3hrs and I'm still wide awake at half two on Saturday morning....half an hour after the time I woke up at on Friday.


I have plenty of booze in the house....I wonder if I should get drunk and see if that sorts it out. :azn:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on January 12, 2019, 10:32:49 AM
It might knock you out but it won't give you a good night's sleep.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on January 12, 2019, 11:59:45 AM
I managed to drop off around 3:30.
I have a day to switch it around, because I have three 5am starts from Monday.  :cry: :cheesy:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on January 12, 2019, 01:34:41 PM
I’m wondering if the Chinese lunar robot has now ended doubts to whether theUS landings were indeed fake

Plenty of shadows
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on January 12, 2019, 05:58:59 PM
The Apollo missions landed on the side of the Moon that faces Earth (it doesn't rotate on its axis to any notable degree).
The 'Dark Side' faces away from us, which is why the Chinese mission was so difficult and necessitated an extra satellite (quite a way out) to relay transmissions from the Moon back to Earth.

Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on January 12, 2019, 11:28:57 PM
Not quite getting you there

There will always be shadows somewhere, and I am not convinced about the doubters who say there were shadows on the moon. I have seen photos taken of the moon, there are dark bits where there are craters and mounds

As shown in this picture

(https://www.lpi.usra.edu/lunar/missions/apollo/apollo_11/images/hi_res2_lg.gif)
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on January 12, 2019, 11:43:55 PM
WTF are you on about man?

The 'dark side' of the Moon isn't in perpetual darkness, it's only called the dark side because it always faces away from the Earth, but it get as much sunlight hitting it as it orbits the Earth as the rest of it does.
Therefore the shadows cast on it by the position of the Sun are pretty much exactly the same as we get on Earth.

This is the main point you should take from this conversation:
Every surface of the Moon faces the Sun in a period of about 28 days, therefore the shadows cast within craters or by mountains on its surface, change in the same way that they do, every 24hrs, on Earth.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on January 13, 2019, 12:13:46 AM
Btw..your picture.
It's a composite image* taken by an orbiting satellite over a period of how many hours?

If you could pick out which aspects you think are craters and which you think are hills, that would be lovely.
I'd need that confirmed by the topographical reference maps though, along with the image timestamps (to confirm the position of the Sun at the time they were taken)...just to confirm you didn't mistake craters for hills or vice versa.  :wink:


*It's easy to spot if you know what to look for, by the fact it's a series of fucking stripes.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on January 13, 2019, 05:23:07 PM
The little dimples mainly on the bottom of the picture are craters are showing shadows
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on January 14, 2019, 03:01:25 PM
I got that all back to front mate...I thought you were doubting it.   :huh:

Then again, even my arse doesn't know if it's breakfast time or dinner time with the hours I've been working.
Which is probably why I was talking out of it. :embarrassed:

I noticed the site was down at 5am this morning, had it been down for a while?
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: [PCF]Falcs on January 14, 2019, 03:28:57 PM
Wouldnt know about at 5am was still asleep

On another note i have now been working at the same place for exactly 25 years!

Not that the MD has even mentioned it!
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on January 14, 2019, 04:04:45 PM
Maybe they have noticed and they're not letting on.  :azn:

I doubt it...but you can live in hope.  :cheesy:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on January 17, 2019, 12:40:36 PM
I was almost conned into giving a woman a pound for an Euro

She said that she wanted to give me the trolley which her Euro was in those coin slots. Only for me to take the trolley back to the trolley rack and give her Euro back

I know a pound isn’t much, but it all counts up.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on January 18, 2019, 03:02:38 PM
13p profit plus exchange fee.
If she managed that 100 times she could stand to make about £15. :)

It's snowing here but hardly enough to mention if it weren't for the fact that it's the first I've seen since the end of winter 2018...and I've driven through the Cairngorms three times in the last month (there's not much up there either).
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on January 18, 2019, 08:44:32 PM
I know what you mean, but the Bureau de change are going to charge her hefty commission, she just wanted a cheap way to get rid of her euro coins

They aren't going to change coins, they only do notes, even if you come with a stack of change, they won't bother
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on January 19, 2019, 02:36:10 PM
Today my mobile was cold called by a Bot speaking in what sounds like Chinese (07976 number).

Anyone know what PPI, Claim and Recent Car Accident are in Mandarin?  :cheesy:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on January 19, 2019, 06:57:59 PM
Your inflatable doll has betrayed you!
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on January 19, 2019, 07:33:08 PM
I never realised she was made by Huawei. :smiley:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on January 22, 2019, 04:09:08 PM
Its snowing!!!!
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on January 22, 2019, 04:30:10 PM
Unusual in your neck of the woods.  :smiley:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: [PCF]Falcs on January 22, 2019, 04:50:08 PM
just very very cold here in the North East we had the snow last week instead
Going to get milder Thursday, Friday Saturday then cold again next week with a possibility of very cold at the back end of next week with more snow but the jet stream is apparently been very unpredictable at the moment due to the SSW
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on January 22, 2019, 08:56:06 PM
Unusual in your neck of the woods.  :smiley:

Put it lightly, it is indeed unusual. But last year's beast from the east put paid to that
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on January 22, 2019, 09:00:50 PM
Aye...bit of an exception that one, but possibly not in future.   :azn:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on January 23, 2019, 12:37:47 AM
Wished we had more snow, particularly December
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on January 23, 2019, 03:47:25 PM
Me too.

It took quite a while to de-ice my car this morning - and that was at 11am! It was still below zero.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: [PCF]Falcs on January 28, 2019, 11:50:50 AM
Nice to see the forums are back up not been able to log on since yesterday afternoon
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on January 28, 2019, 03:59:51 PM
No problems here. Must be your area.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on January 28, 2019, 05:50:06 PM
I had it too.
Might have been the server.

...or spammer backlinks
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on January 31, 2019, 07:43:14 PM
Wow, it was a really bitingly cold day

Went out to get some WD40 and I almost froze my hands off
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on January 31, 2019, 08:12:27 PM
I was going to nip to the supermarket earlier but the car windows had already frozen over again, so binned the idea as I was unable to be arsed scraping them twice in the same day.  :azn:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on January 31, 2019, 08:54:54 PM
 We had the faintest sprinkling of snow, which made the frosty twigs pretty. It hasn't risen above zero all day.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on January 31, 2019, 11:05:29 PM
It's snowing at the moment, though not as heavy as last week

There is a fair amount that's settling. I think the gritters will be out later
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on January 31, 2019, 11:35:17 PM
I had the gritters a couple of days ago, after a bad kebab.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on February 01, 2019, 12:35:33 AM
Meh...........


Anyway, as soon as I said that it was falling lightly, it starts to fall more heavily
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on February 01, 2019, 11:43:56 AM
And a nice covering of snow, though its the snow that’s more sleet

I finding reports that some states in the US are having a ‘rare’ polar vortex unbelievable. I’m sure that this has happened before
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Splinter on February 01, 2019, 04:54:42 PM
We had 43c on Tuesday.
That was just too f**ing much!
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on February 01, 2019, 07:47:59 PM
I read that some parts of Australia hit those temps at night....over 50 in the day.
That's mental.  :huh:


I've had to turn off the radiator in my bedroom.
It must be a psychological thing, but as the temp dips outside I can't sleep if the difference is too large.

It's hard to explain, but the house is normally at 19C during winter, but I can't sleep in that when it's like -7C outside and I end up throwing the covers off.
If I turn off the radiator and crack the window, bedroom temp comes down to about 10C and I can sleep.

Maybe it's programmed in.  :grin:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on February 01, 2019, 09:56:44 PM
I keep my house warmer, but the bedroom does need to be a little cooler. I don't like getting up when it's freezing. That would be 18 or less. That's what happens as you grow older!
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on February 01, 2019, 10:53:20 PM
I actually used the phone's hotspot for what it was intended to be used for today....that's like 4 months since I got it  :laugh:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on February 01, 2019, 11:45:49 PM
I use mine almost daily.
(It's a work thing.)

Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Splinter on February 02, 2019, 01:54:46 PM
The aircon is a luxury in this heat.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on February 03, 2019, 04:02:22 PM
Someone spoofed one of my emails

They were trying to convince me that I had some unusual tastes that they saw through my webcam...... :cheesy: :laugh:

I do have unusual tastes in beer, but it's hardly blackmailing stuff  :laugh:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on February 04, 2019, 10:01:40 AM
One of those (the last four digits of your phone number is...) con attempts?
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on February 04, 2019, 06:30:50 PM
One of those (the last four digits of your phone number is...) con attempts?

They claimed they hacked my webcam via email  :laugh:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: [PCF]Falcs on February 04, 2019, 07:45:05 PM
I have had that e-mail before to..... I havent even got a webcam!!!!
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on February 04, 2019, 07:56:12 PM
Me too, and my laptop camera is disabled in Admin and has duct tape over the lens, even though it would not see anything untoward.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on February 05, 2019, 12:14:14 AM
Just goes to show that you shouldn't even consider giving them anything, even in bitcoins

Though, one question remains, how did they know of my email? They have clearly hacked Microsoft's database without them realising it
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on February 05, 2019, 10:18:17 AM
Not even remotely. Wherever they got it wasn't directly from MS. Wasn't there a big third party hack a couple of years ago. One of MS's affiliates?
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on February 05, 2019, 10:38:33 AM
How many sites have you given your email to over the years? (And how many of those have sold it on or had it pinched?)

My spam folder is full of enquiries to my email address, or a variant of it, so it's not something unusual.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on February 05, 2019, 03:57:41 PM
I'm off to Swindon and I really CBA with the drive.

It seems that getting paid to do so makes a huge difference to me.  :cheesy:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on February 06, 2019, 06:52:54 PM
My NVMe ssd whatever number comes after that, drive has arrived...............and no screw to fix it on the motherboard.........unbelievable
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on February 08, 2019, 11:19:08 AM
The screw should have come with the case...

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I tried to add my mobile number to my online banking last night. I mixed up the PIN so much - there are four of them and I kept forgetting which I should be using - that I locked up my card reader.
Calling them today I find I have to have a new card and PIN, and go ten miles to big Tescos to unlock the new one. She had no sympathy, the girl.
I just wanted to make my account more secure. Gits.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on February 08, 2019, 01:58:36 PM
The screw should have come with the case.

Motherboard

But that’s been lost inder the fact that had to move last year

The crew came this morning
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on February 08, 2019, 04:05:40 PM
Installed NVMe, so easy peasy lemon squeezy
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on February 08, 2019, 04:11:08 PM
Enjoy. I was pleased I upgraded.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on February 11, 2019, 08:44:32 PM
Just heard some slow dripping from behind me in the living room. A torch revealed a drip from the ceiling below the boiler in the loft. Bugger. My nephew is coming round after work. He had to be on afters this week!
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on February 11, 2019, 10:54:53 PM
I got new central heating installed today. it's great.  :wink:

The old system was so buggered they had to turn the flow down in order for it to get hot enough, but now that it's up to full pressure again my shower is magic.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on February 12, 2019, 10:11:06 AM
Excellent. All pipes and radiators too?

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My nephew performed a temporary fix to the leak from my boilers, which is coming because one of the vent pipes had corroded through. Again.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on February 15, 2019, 10:51:03 AM
My weather apps all show the highest predicted temperature each day for a week ahead, but whenever I want to go out, like now, it's not the 13deg is supposed to be, that's mid afternoon, it's 5deg and I don't feel like freezing. Nice sunny day though.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on February 15, 2019, 02:23:40 PM
The BBC are in a bit of bother up here, for political bias.

A while back Question Time was in Dundee, which overwhelmingly voted Yes in the Indyref and to remain in Europe, but the audience and panel never reflected this, and the same thing happened in Motherwell the other week.
On failed UKIP candidate ranted about the SNP for over a minute and the SNP MP on the panels response was cut to just 8 seconds.
It's caused such a furore that the BBC have had to issue a statement to MP's regarding it.
It was also found that they misrepresented Scotland's financial growth last year by stating that it was the same as the rest of the UK when it in fact was double the growth figure for the rest of the UK.

Apparently we have a new channel here, but I've never seen it and have no intention of doing so.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on February 15, 2019, 05:31:02 PM
I think someone is trying to have a snipe at me for "not doing enough" for not being part of a team in the house. Not obliged by any contractual duty to do anything for them, I really don't get his point

I have done my best to help with the post in the past....so I really don't get him
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on February 16, 2019, 12:09:48 AM
OK, I guess the Windows Update doesn't want to install because of some nefarious problem(s) with the current installation
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Splinter on February 16, 2019, 12:52:55 PM
Installed NVMe, so easy peasy lemon squeezy
Which one did you get in the end?
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on February 16, 2019, 04:51:50 PM
Installed NVMe, so easy peasy lemon squeezy
Which one did you get in the end?

The one in the link that I posted in the post I started
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on February 19, 2019, 03:21:14 PM
Just got a letter through saying my rent has gone up by £155









A year.. :cheesy:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on February 19, 2019, 05:07:49 PM
Hardly ever going to break the bank is it in your lone of work
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on February 19, 2019, 06:22:06 PM
No.

Unless I have a heart attack.  :cheesy:
(It's a council gaff though, so it'd get paid if I do.)  :azn:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on February 21, 2019, 12:00:24 PM
Yeah I bet its better than the ones in London though

Last one I was offered was an ex council place and it was a tip of a place
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on February 21, 2019, 09:52:06 PM
Don't know why I came across this YouTube video, but it's the sound of my tinnitus.  :smiley:



Cast iron is machined dry and it screams. You can hear it when he's turning the outer diameter.   
(That brown dust is essentially rust and the turners working cast would get free milk to help expectorate it.....no dust masks, just old school.)
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on February 21, 2019, 11:23:09 PM
It's something my uncle suffered from. He used to work in ICI in Dumfries when Dumfries still had jobs and factories.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on February 22, 2019, 08:28:08 AM
Dumfries seems to do OK for itself, it's no slum.
Even Heathhall is relatively tidy.  :grin:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on February 22, 2019, 09:44:30 AM
Really? Heathhall was pretty poor the last time I was there, but that was about '94.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on February 22, 2019, 01:03:31 PM
I did say relatively.  :grin:

Tell you what, it's a lovely day here. 😎
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: [PCF]Falcs on February 22, 2019, 01:04:54 PM
Nice here to in the North East got to be about 14 degrees out there!!
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on February 22, 2019, 03:32:22 PM
Feels like an early spring.  :cool:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: [PCF]Falcs on February 22, 2019, 03:35:42 PM
It does but there are slight signs of it maybe getting colder again in March nothing substantial yet but still a slight possibility!