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Discussion in 'General' started by Kronos, 20 Jan 2018.

  1. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    Learn't last night, don't use non impact bits in an impact driver...
     
  2. ElThomsono

    ElThomsono Well-Known Member

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    I've always gotten away with it :worried:
     
  3. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    270nm torque, it just snapped the bit, thank god I didn't buy the 400nm one I was looking at
     
  4. ElThomsono

    ElThomsono Well-Known Member

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    Blimey, mine's 155 I think? I've a larger one for automotive stuff and it is indeed a nut******.
     
  5. Byron C

    Byron C Probably isn't Hitler, but definitely a muppet

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    TIL that shredding XML in T-SQL does not need to be as complicated as I was making it.

    I mean... don't get me wrong it's still a ballache, especially when you don't have an XSD for your query to refer to... And it's still slow as ****...
     
  6. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    TIL - Ming-na Wen has become a "unique" Disney employee.

    She's a Disney Princess (Fa Mulan), a Marvel Superhero (Melinda "The Cavalry" May - Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), AND a Star Wars bounty hunter (Fennec Shand - The Mandalorian)
     
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  7. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    TIL squirrel proof bird feeders are not squirrel proof.

    They just climb to to the top and unlatch the fastening to get to the peanutty goodness.
     
  8. bawjaws

    bawjaws Well-Known Member

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    We have crows that do similar. They peck through the tie holding the feeder to whatever it's attached to.
     
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  9. Flibblebot

    Flibblebot Smile with me

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    They're cunning little bar stewards. Somebody once told us to put chilli powder in with the bird food - apparently the capsaicin is an irritant in mammals but not birds.

    Turns out we have mutant macho squirrels that love their spicy food, and I'm fairly sure they invited all their friends over as well :sigh: :wallbash:
     
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  10. Jeff Hine

    Jeff Hine Nothing special

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    Got visions of squirrels with problems getting food in faster than it leaves... :D
     
  11. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    :lol: Yeah, there was one. Now there are up to four of them. One was even balancing on the washing line eating fat balls.

    Trouble is they are cute. Four of the little buggers, they seem to stay off them when the woodpecker is wanting a feed though.

    So long as the woodpecker gets a feed i'm happy. And as a bonus the squirrels attract the kestrels, had one sat on our fence the other day.

    Think i'll live with it, the small birds seem to get a good feed if our cat scares off the squirrels for a while.
     
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  12. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    We had a problem with Squirrels, right up until the reintroduced red kites, now we don't have a squirrel problem.
     
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  13. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    We have Red Kites above the house almost every day. I think there's plenty for them to eat on though.

    Did see a rat for a while but that disappeared, they usually grow in numbers not disappear :happy:
     
  14. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    They mainly go for dead stuff but will go for rodents like rats but will go for dozy birds at times. I remember hearing a very loud thump on my roof, looked out the window thinking something had fallen off, I was semi right, A kite had basically dive bombed a pigeon an was quite happily ripping into it on my front garden.
     
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  15. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    Volkswagen make & sell their own brand of currywurst. It even has an official VW part number (199 398 500 A).
     
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    Jeff Hine Nothing special

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    ... and it's one of the in-house favourite canteen items, too.
     
  17. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    This pleases me. Greatly.
     
  18. Jeff Hine

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    Wonder what level of spiciness it falls into...?
     
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    Jeff Hine Nothing special

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    TIL... building my PC from scratch, today, would cost me the thicker end of £2,000. :(
     
  20. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Well-Known Member

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    TIL, ...
     
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