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Discussion in 'General' started by TheMusician, 28 Oct 2009.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Had four tyres fitted at the end of February... and assumed they'd done the job properly.

    Went to top one up that was a little low, and discovered they'd lost a stem cover. Annoying, given it was the original cover for the Vauxhall pressure monitor, but whatever. These things happen.

    Went to top up the rest, and it turns out they've swapped the pressure monitors on the passenger side. The front tyre has the rear tyre sensor in it, and vice-versa.

    Rang the fitters and they said to go through Black Circles, which is closed today. Email sent, we'll have to see how long it takes them to send the mechanics back out to fix the problem...
     
  2. DeadP1xels

    DeadP1xels Social distancing since 92

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    Some family has moved in a few estates along from us, we have a park directly outside our address they’ve started to frequent, kids playing is not the issue.

    problem is during that 3 hours of play its just constant never ending blood curdling screams... not loud playful fun. It actually sounds like they’re killing each other. Beating each other half to death, The first day it happened I physically went to look if someone was hurt... I presumed a fight had broken out.

    Not only does that mean if I want peace and quiet I can’t be in the garden, more importantly, my 3 year old is terrified of the park.

    It’s not just the kids that spend the time screaming either, clearly they’re a handful because the parents also scream at the top of their lungs for them to stop doing something...
     
  3. David

    David μoʍ ɼouმ qᴉq λon ƨbԍuq ϝʁλᴉuმ ϝo ʁԍɑq ϝμᴉƨ

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    Kids scream when they play, dude. Not just loud play - that's the older ones - but full-on blood-curdling OTT screams. I think you've just been lucky up until now, if this is new to you. About ten years ago, we had a primary school playground at the other side of the back garden fence - it was hella loud, but you get used to it. Now, the kids in the neighbouring back gardens are just as loud, but I barely bat an eyelid.
     
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  4. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    There are things in life I just don't want to get used to.
     
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  5. Byron C

    Byron C Over-reacting and over-analysing since 1982

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    Just did a quick 20 minute shakedown ride on my big boy bike (Boardman Road Team Carbon (stupid name, I know)). Just 20 minutes and I'm utterly ****ed.

    It taught me several things:
    • Seat needs to tilt forward to spare me plums
    • Front derailleur is not quite right
    • The shakedown was for me, not the bike
    • This bike wants to go fast and I am not ready for that!!
     
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  6. xaser04

    xaser04 Ba Ba Ba BANANA!

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    Streaming Destiny 2 last night on my PC at 1440P with framerates in the "perfectly cinematic" 40-50FPS range.

    Looked over to my wife's machine achieving over 80FPS at 3440x1440 on a 2070Super...

    AMD / BUNGIE, sort your **** out please!
     
  7. Cookie Monster

    Cookie Monster Multimodder

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    Careful with that as too much and it can tip your body weight forwards and hurt your wrists.
     
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  8. Byron C

    Byron C Over-reacting and over-analysing since 1982

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    Juuuuuust a smidge is all it needs, just to take the edge off.

    New saddle would be nice, too. I don't want something all plush and smooshy, but the stock saddle on that thing has never been very nice...
     
  9. Cookie Monster

    Cookie Monster Multimodder

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    The seatpost has notches within it, just move it by one and give it a test. If you to my half a dozen you may find you go from one extreme to the other.
     
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  10. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    Seems relevant:-

     
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  11. Cookie Monster

    Cookie Monster Multimodder

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    That bike is far too big for that kid.

    And keep it t weekend, pft, not a chance of that anymore.
     
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  12. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    That COCOT ain't going to be an easy fix. Had a look inside, and there's nothing obviously wrong. There's a click in the handset when you work the hook, but no dialtone - and dialling anyway doesn't work (so it's not just a blown speaker or damaged handset cable.) It can receive incoming calls, interestingly - in that it rings, but if you take it off-hook the ringing stops without actually picking up the call; put it on-hook again and the ringing restarts (which means it's not just a damaged line cable.)

    Going to desolder and replace the 3V internal battery, but I can't imagine that's critical to operation. After that, it's going to be tracing and testing. Bah.
     
  13. Cookie Monster

    Cookie Monster Multimodder

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    I’ve no more Fox’s Party Rings.
     
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    goldstar0011 Multimodder

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    Neither the estate agents or my solicitor know if the tenants of the house I'm buying are aware they need to move out........
    Am sure it's fine but it's got me fairly nervous.

    I'm currenly living in a room smaller than the average prison cell, 4 months now.
    Just need some blooming space!
     
  15. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    That sounds like a disturbing euphemism. :confused:
     
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  16. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    And we can never be sure that it isn't.
     
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  17. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Tested positive for the damn Rona. No symptoms. Doc reckons it's a false positive. Getting retested later in the week, because our health infrastructure has collapsed. Yay.
     
  18. Midlight

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    One of my colleagues has just properly screwed over a report template that represents a good couple months of work. Just so happens that nobody else uses that system enough to know how to repair it.
    So, it's up to me.
    Again.
    There may be a back up this time though, Mr butterfingers is checking now.

    I dislike people.
     
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  19. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Frozen shoulder still frozen. Not as bad as a few years ago but still.

    Not fun times.
     
  20. Arboreal

    Arboreal Keeper of the Electric Currants

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    You have my full sympathy, I have had shoulder problems since the end of last summer, which have deteriorated into a frozen shoulder.

    I overdid it digging (and refilling) the trench all the way to the bottom of the garden for the electric cable for the garden office we put in.

    At Christmas, I had a slip on frosty ground and wrenched my shoulder avoiding a fall; that really messed it up and undid all the physio had done.

    My range of movement with my right arm is pitiful for my age, and the pain at night has not helped getting a good night's sleep for a long time.

    I've put my healthcare plan from work into action and am having arthroscopy to sort it tomorrow afternoon.

    I had an MRI a few weeks ago, and was offered a range of options, including 'it will sort itself out i 12-24 months...'

    I'm relieved that my surgeon has had a frozen shoulder on both sides, so knows what it's like.

    See you on the other side, hoping for a normal range of movement and to be able to go kayaking again.
     
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