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

  1. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    Solvay? I'm round the corner at Nu Instruments.
     
  2. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Snap. Must be the summer solstice.
     
  3. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman World's worst stuntman. Lover of bit-tech

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    Sent an email chaser to my solicitor a fair while ago, got an OOO saying he wasn't going to return for 4-6weeks, so must have been paternity leave or something. I leave it for a week after the return date, hear nothing from him or his assistant/secretary so chase again this morning. Get an email back fairly quickly, they're still waiting for the medical report and are chasing, this is the report that was due by the end of April.

    It's driving me mental. I know these things can take a while, but I thought that was just the legal wranglings between my solicitor and the hospital's legal team. The whole case depends on this report and it being done properly though, so if they're taking so long because it's such a **** fest (which it is), then at least come back to the solicitor with an update. If nothing else it's just ****ing rude to not reply whatsoever. I'm so scared they're just going to come back with the same ******** generic response as the preliminary report of "hernia operations can cause nerve damage, hernias can reoccurr, tough titties", completely ignoring the gross negligence of forgetting to do a crucial part of the op and all the other **** that's missing or made up.

    Gaaaarrrrgggghhhh! :sigh::waah:
     
  4. David

    David μoʍ ɼouმ qᴉq λon ƨbԍuq ϝʁλᴉuმ ϝo ʁԍɑq ϝμᴉƨ

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    Just managed to snap the end off one of my 2TB SSDs. FFS.


    Oh, it's my Steam drive...

    :wallbash:
     
  5. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    If it's any consolation I've done that about three times.

    Ninja ed - not on 2 giggers though :(
     
  6. Byron C

    Byron C Ripping a line of speed off a sh**-encrusted bog

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    Plumbing.

    I hate plumbing.

    Toilet flush in the downstairs crappiér stopped working a while ago. A couple of plumbers videos on YouTube and, OK, yeah I can do this... No need for a plumber or waiting for landlord/agency to get someone round...

    Bugger, it's a syphon flush, so the whole damn thing has to come out to repair it, may as well replace the whole thing. Bugger, it's a close-coupled cistern meaning the whole damn cistern has to come off. Bugger, there's no shut-off valve for the toilet so the water supply to the entire house has to be shut off...

    But, OK, fine, I can do this... Water's off, water is manually syphoned out of the cistern, one cup at a time (can't flush it all out... busted flush, innit...), let's start undoing the pipes. Before I've even picked up a tool, one look at the overflow fitting tells me I'm going to need pipe pliers/wrench... No bother, there's a screwfix nearby - let's jump on the bike and go grab one.

    I get back 20-30 minutes later and.... the cistern had filled half-way with water. It was later I realised that it was just the residual water in the pipes that hadn't drained, because I didn't think to leave any taps open to fully drain everything. At this point I ragequit because it took me flipping ages to get the water out of the cistern with a damn cup...

    Fast forward... er... "some" months to today... The OH wants to get le downstairs crappiér sorted before we do anything else around the house I want to do, like re-arranging the lounge. Right, I am an intelligent and educated adult, I can damn well do this, I will not be defeated by a defecation station!

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    Progress! At last! The damn thing is off and I can finally get the flush mechanism out! That fixing plate and washer looks a little... manky... but I'm sure it'll be fine. Finally go to fit the new syphon flush, aaaaaaand...... <drumroll>..... it's too ****ing big to fit in the cistern.

    One grumpy and begrudging trip to B&Q later and I now have a narrower syphon flush and I picked up a close coupled fitting kit while I was there to renew the manky one.

    OK, let's FINALLY sort this thing. ****in' YAS, the flush mechanism fits! Let's put this MF'er back to-****in'-gether!

    Except... wait... hang on... that's not right...

    This is the fixing kit I got, which was the only one that B&Q stocked:

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    When this is what I actually needed...

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    And I can't find one of those damn things (an Ideal Standard donut washer & fixing kit) in B&Q, Screwfix, Toolstation, or Wickes - they all only have the same style that I got from B&Q.

    This means I'm going to have to re-fit the manky corroded one because I can't get the part I need and I can't leave it like this. Put everything back to gether and... sure enough, it leaks water when you flush it.

    I was about to admit defeat when I found the fixing kit I need. On ****in' ebay. So now I'm going to have to pay £8 express shipping on a £5 part so I can make sure my toilet downstairs doesn't piss water everywhere. We don't use it anyway but clearly I can't leave it like that for long. If I want to get someone in to fix then I have to either: pay a fortune out of my own pocket; or, wait ages for the letting agent to get someone out. Both of which are not acceptable when it's a bloody £5 part.

    So I'm going to have to do all of this all over again in a couple of days.

    Did I mention I hate plumbing? Yeah, I hate plumbing. When this damn thing is finally fixed I'm going to do a really big* and really smelly revenge poo in this toilet.

    *But not too big because it's a small cistern so when you flush you just don't get the "oomph" that the upstairs bog is capable of...

    The money isn't always worth the cost to your health.

    Granted I am mostly just being pissy about being woken up at 0220... but the point still stands.
     
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  7. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    The secret is do already have **** health. I think.


    I have neither the money or the health so i think i'm doing it wrong in any case.
     
  8. ElThomsono

    ElThomsono Multimodder

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    I once had the house to myself for a weekend as I replumbed half of it, the water had been off for a while as I worked, washing machine dragged out in a narrow kitchen blocking the whole thing up. I was soldering pipe and as I wiped the joint I somehow brushed a knuckle against it and burnt it quite badly. I jumped up and turned on the tap and nothing came out, I thought I could ram my hand into the toilet to cool it off but them I remembered I'd pissed in it and wasn't able to flush it away. Thought I'd grab some ice from the freezer but the washing machine ws blocking it, I ended up jumping over it, running outside and ramming my hand into the water butt, relief!

    Later on I tried to thread the incoming mains pipe and the threading tool snapped and ruined the workpiece, on a Sunday night with no option to buy a new tool or anything, whole house now was without water and it wasn't coming back on any time soon.

    It was at that point that I realised civilisation was nothing but indoor plumbing.
     
  9. DeanSUNIAIU

    DeanSUNIAIU Minimodder

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    Got a hacksaw/dremel? Cut the tabs off. Worked for me in a pinch [​IMG]
     
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  10. Byron C

    Byron C Ripping a line of speed off a sh**-encrusted bog

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    The tabs aren't the problem, it's the size of the seal. The sealing ring physically doesn't fit the recesses in the pan, it's a completely different design.
     
  11. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    That sounds like the beginning of a chorus of a country song.
     
  12. mi1ez

    mi1ez Minimodder

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    Oh man, I do not miss having an on-prem datacentre. I was in there overnight and weekends once or twice a month at one point with CRAC failure when building management had water works they didn't warn us about.

    All I have to worry about with on-call these days is vendors (which is basically just providing comms till they sort it out) or our poor unloved "legacy" CMS crapping out (legacy but still prod)
     
  13. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    CV/Resume writing.

    Might as well just hand over a blank piece of paper bc that's what it reads like anyway.
     
  14. keef247

    keef247 Yer Da Sells Avon

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    haha
     
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  15. keef247

    keef247 Yer Da Sells Avon

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    "The tabs aren't the problem, it's the size of the seal."
    more like a british notherner singing about trying to give up cigs and going to the sealife centre?
    [​IMG]
     
  16. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Printer decided to eat a lanyard [that one of the 'rents stupidly decided to leave on top of the printer] and now it's permaborked...

    ...ah well... not like i needed to print anything :|
     
  17. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Little lively sparrow flew into the window.

    Little sparrow is now dead on the floor. :sad:
     
  18. VictorianBloke

    VictorianBloke Man in a box

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    Rats under the garden decking. :rollingeyes:
     
  19. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Bit-Tech Cat. New Improved Version.

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    I've always thought the space under decking, would be a perfect place for rats to take up residence.
     
  20. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Yeah our neighbours have the same issue and because of that we had to stop feeding the birds as the OH didn't like them jumping out of the compost.
     

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