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PostPosted: 18:16 - 12 May 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

A100man wrote:
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'There's usually a wanker in every group and that if there isnae wan in your group then you are the wanker.'


Wise words.. Robbie Burns?


Aye man, ah ken, ah ken.

There's tae be a wee bit o' Heedrum Haudrum tae, ye ken. Wink
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PostPosted: 19:49 - 13 May 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

The lift is still out at work and my current office is on the third floor Mad

I'm too old and fat to go up three flights with a laptop bag and half a dozen books ten times a day, fuck that - I booked myself into a spare office on the first floor.
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PostPosted: 19:55 - 13 May 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

I reverted to wearing suit trousers to work instead of black Levi 501’s and they’re so much more comfortable, and smarter. I’ve been wondering whether my ageing physique or a modern change in the cut of jeans was the cause of my discomfort. Still not sure.
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PostPosted: 01:08 - 14 May 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

So I just got robbed for just over £25... Unrecognised payments to "Getir UK" (Google says this is some grocery delivery service). Could have been worse. It happened electronically (the thief got my card details), and I had time to freeze my debit card and call Natwest. When the Natwest fraud team mans the phone line from 8am tomorrow I'll have to call them. Don't know how the thief got my debit card details. However, in any case, I feel good that I'm not such a loser. To go to such lengths for £25... hahaha hope they starve.
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PostPosted: 18:51 - 14 May 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bhud wrote:
So I just got robbed for just over £25... Unrecognised payments to "Getir UK" (Google says this is some grocery delivery service). Could have been worse. It happened electronically (the thief got my card details), and I had time to freeze my debit card and call Natwest. When the Natwest fraud team mans the phone line from 8am tomorrow I'll have to call them. Don't know how the thief got my debit card details. However, in any case, I feel good that I'm not such a loser. To go to such lengths for £25... hahaha hope they starve.


this has happened to a few people ive spoken to. they seem to get card details after people use Uber eats for takeaways.
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PostPosted: 13:26 - 16 May 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had a long weekend off with the full intention of doing the last few shed jobs but felt like crap the whole time and
spent most of the weekend asleep either in bed or on the sofa. Yesterday my eyes puffed up like crazy accompanied
with a dull headache. Only time this happened before was last year when it was eventually discovered to be my first
covid symptom (although I put it down to a food allergy at first.) Took a covid test and bada bing.... Positive. Fack.
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PostPosted: 14:30 - 16 May 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

grr666 wrote:
Had a long weekend off with the full intention of doing the last few shed jobs but felt like crap the whole time and
spent most of the weekend asleep either in bed or on the sofa. Yesterday my eyes puffed up like crazy accompanied
with a dull headache. Only time this happened before was last year when it was eventually discovered to be my first
covid symptom (although I put it down to a food allergy at first.) Took a covid test and bada bing.... Positive. Fack.
I'm rubbing hand gel in my eyes after reading this so I don't catch it via the screen. I am cursing you through the sudden tears. Didn't think I'd get so emotional.
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PostPosted: 15:39 - 16 May 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

grr666 wrote:
Had a long weekend off with the full intention of doing the last few shed jobs but felt like crap the whole time and
spent most of the weekend asleep either in bed or on the sofa. Yesterday my eyes puffed up like crazy accompanied
with a dull headache. Only time this happened before was last year when it was eventually discovered to be my first
covid symptom (although I put it down to a food allergy at first.) Took a covid test and bada bing.... Positive. Fack.


I was rather enjoying shed watch. Now I'm going to have to fucking sort my own build out, instead of procrastinating and wanking over shed porn, so thanks for nothing Middle Finger

Might even document it here if I can be arsed.
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PostPosted: 16:53 - 16 May 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kawasaki Jimbo wrote:
I reverted to wearing suit trousers to work instead of black Levi 501’s and they’re so much more comfortable, and smarter. I’ve been wondering whether my ageing physique or a modern change in the cut of jeans was the cause of my discomfort. Still not sure.


Wait another couple of years when you'll be rocking Marks and Spencer chinos with the expanding waistband. Thumbs Up

https://www.marksandspencer.com/cotton-rich-chinos-with-stretch/p/clp60281313?color=BLACKMIX
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PostPosted: 16:55 - 16 May 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

MCN wrote:
A100man wrote:

'There's usually a wanker in every group and that if there isnae wan in your group then you are the wanker.'


Wise words.. Robbie Burns?


"O, wad some Power the giftie gie us
To see oursels as others see us!
It wad frae monie a blunder free us,
An' foolish notion."
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PostPosted: 11:23 - 17 May 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

My lack of ability to use a simple diary. I have two holidays to look forward to this summer - a trip to Turkey with the family and a gentleman's motorcycle tour of Scotland. What have I done? Cocked up so they overlap. The gentlemen set off to Scotland on a Saturday, and I don't get back from Turkey until the Monday. I am borrowing a mate's bike to do this tour, so I will have to drive up to the borders on the Monday, stay over at my mate's house then catch the lads up on Tuesday. This will involve a 300 mile day on a Triumph Street Scrambler, a bike that isn't exactly upholstered for large miles.

If anybody is on the A9 at the end of June and you happen to see a bloke stood next to an olive green 'Steve Mcqueen', crying whilst trying to force veins back up his back package, have a heart and don't mock too loudly! Sad Shocked Mad
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PostPosted: 11:36 - 17 May 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

Diggs wrote:
My lack of ability to use a simple diary. I have two holidays to look forward to this summer - a trip to Turkey with the family and a gentleman's motorcycle tour of Scotland. What have I done? Cocked up so they overlap. The gentlemen set off to Scotland on a Saturday, and I don't get back from Turkey until the Monday. I am borrowing a mate's bike to do this tour, so I will have to drive up to the borders on the Monday, stay over at my mate's house then catch the lads up on Tuesday. This will involve a 300 mile day on a Triumph Street Scrambler, a bike that isn't exactly upholstered for large miles.

If anybody is on the A9 at the end of June and you happen to see a bloke stood next to an olive green 'Steve Mcqueen', crying whilst trying to force veins back up his back package, have a heart and don't mock too loudly! Sad Shocked Mad


If you really are baulking at the saddle time and can spare the rental money, some van hires permit a different drop off to pickup, so you could pick up near to your mate's, drive in relative comfort with the bike in the back, ditch the van somewhere as far north as you need to go and ride from there? Or buy a gel seat and stick it on the bike for your ride, along with a repeat subscription for haemorrhoid cream.
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PostPosted: 12:23 - 17 May 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hong Kong Phooey wrote:

I was rather enjoying shed watch. Now I'm going to have to fucking sort my own build out, instead of procrastinating and wanking over shed porn, so thanks for nothing Middle Finger

Might even document it here if I can be arsed.

Covid or no Covid I put my final EUFY CCTV camera/spotlight up yesterday. No harder than fitting an outside light
to install, Drilled one hole into the house from outside for a power supply and two for the rawlplugs to hold the thing
on the wall, then simply connection of 3 wires and done. First, I powered it up indoors with a 3 pin plug for ease of
setup/registration so all it needed was banging on the wall and powering up to a 240 supply plus half a dozen cable clips.

Features include,

Human only detection so the neighbours cat won't set it off. Infra red night vision, remotely triggerable alarm,
programmable detection zones so movement next door either side won't be sending me unnecessary alerts nor
recording their activities if they are outside enjoying their gardens, . Besides, with a two way talk feature with a
mega sensitive mic, I can drop into the camera from anywhere and eavesdrop on the neighbours garden chats LOL,
no monthly fee, secure storage, lights can be controlled independently of the camera too.Worth the £120 price tag IMO.

Amusingly the copper who lives next door has been a little vocal about me fitting cameras, she said "I don't want to be recorded..."
my reply of "Since I can't rely on Police to come when needed, I will do my best to protect my own property and make it
unappealing to thieves." didn't go down well.
Hasn't spoken to me since except last night when she passively aggressively pointed out the spotlights
"Are a bit bright...." to which I replied that was "kind of the point..." and it was, I chose one with a powerful set
of lamps on purpose. I sense an imminent confrontation. Laughing
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PostPosted: 12:24 - 17 May 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

ThunderGuts wrote:
Diggs wrote:
My lack of ability to use a simple diary. I have two holidays to look forward to this summer - a trip to Turkey with the family and a gentleman's motorcycle tour of Scotland. What have I done? Cocked up so they overlap. The gentlemen set off to Scotland on a Saturday, and I don't get back from Turkey until the Monday. I am borrowing a mate's bike to do this tour, so I will have to drive up to the borders on the Monday, stay over at my mate's house then catch the lads up on Tuesday. This will involve a 300 mile day on a Triumph Street Scrambler, a bike that isn't exactly upholstered for large miles.

If anybody is on the A9 at the end of June and you happen to see a bloke stood next to an olive green 'Steve Mcqueen', crying whilst trying to force veins back up his back package, have a heart and don't mock too loudly! Sad Shocked Mad


If you really are baulking at the saddle time and can spare the rental money, some van hires permit a different drop off to pickup, so you could pick up near to your mate's, drive in relative comfort with the bike in the back, ditch the van somewhere as far north as you need to go and ride from there? Or buy a gel seat and stick it on the bike for your ride, along with a repeat subscription for haemorrhoid cream.


Fine advice. Thinking about the practicality however, I'm not sure I'd want to get my mate's bike out of a van by myself, as we operate a strict 'you bin it, you've bought it' deal. I can see myself strapping a cushion to the seat however, plus plenty of Prep H... Thumbs Up
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PostPosted: 12:29 - 17 May 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is an age thing for sure, as when I was a nipper I'd think nothing of doing a 200 mile trip on my AP50. Then again, I was 40 years younger, 4 stone lighter and thought I was indestructible. Laughing
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PostPosted: 13:20 - 17 May 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you were really desperate, hire a tail-lift van. Not likely to be much more to hire than a transit. They're ace for getting heavy loads in and out. Not tried taking a bike up on one but I think they're usually rated to 500kg so it should cope with it. The Lutons I've hired have had lashing points inside too.
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PostPosted: 13:23 - 17 May 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you're really cheap then you could call your breakdown cover and assuming you've got appropriate cover then they'll take you all the way to your destination.
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PostPosted: 13:27 - 17 May 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ste wrote:
If you're really cheap then you could call your breakdown cover and assuming you've got appropriate cover then they'll take you all the way to your destination.


This is where you pop a bit card over the spark plug then pop the HT back on again, have some stick-on Lexmoto stickers, pop them on the bike, the mechanic will try and start it, nothing, then is unlikely to attempt anything further "coz it's Chinese innit" and take you to your destination. Sorted. Thumbs Up
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PostPosted: 13:28 - 17 May 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ste wrote:
If you're really cheap then you could call your breakdown cover and assuming you've got appropriate cover then they'll take you all the way to your destination.


If I were really cheap, I wouldn't have any breakdown cover... Laughing
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PostPosted: 13:36 - 17 May 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

ThunderGuts wrote:
This is where you pop a bit card over the spark plug then pop the HT back on again, have some stick-on Lexmoto stickers, pop them on the bike, the mechanic will try and start it, nothing, then is unlikely to attempt anything further "coz it's Chinese innit" and take you to your destination. Sorted. Thumbs Up

That's a lot more work than losing your keys. Wink
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If I were really cheap, I wouldn't have any breakdown cover...

If you're that much of a cheap tramp then borrow someone else's breakdown cover.
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PostPosted: 13:39 - 17 May 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

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That's a lot more work than losing your keys. Wink


Does that count as a breakdown? Be a bugger to get a bill for it.
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PostPosted: 13:41 - 17 May 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

Polarbear wrote:
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That's a lot more work than losing your keys. Wink


Does that count as a breakdown? Be a bugger to get a bill for it.


Or more likely, Old Bill . . . trying to get a bike that's not yours relocated because you don't have the keys is possibly going to wave a red flag around? Police
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PostPosted: 14:58 - 17 May 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pull a sickie in Turkey, get medi-vac home and miraculously recover and hop on bike.
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PostPosted: 15:01 - 17 May 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

grr666 wrote:
Hong Kong Phooey wrote:

I was rather enjoying shed watch. Now I'm going to have to fucking sort my own build out, instead of procrastinating and wanking over shed porn, so thanks for nothing Middle Finger

Might even document it here if I can be arsed.

Covid or no Covid I put my final EUFY CCTV camera/spotlight up yesterday. No harder than fitting an outside light
to install, Drilled one hole into the house from outside for a power supply and two for the rawlplugs to hold the thing
on the wall, then simply connection of 3 wires and done. First, I powered it up indoors with a 3 pin plug for ease of
setup/registration so all it needed was banging on the wall and powering up to a 240 supply plus half a dozen cable clips.

Features include,

Human only detection so the neighbours cat won't set it off. Infra red night vision, remotely triggerable alarm,
programmable detection zones so movement next door either side won't be sending me unnecessary alerts nor
recording their activities if they are outside enjoying their gardens, . Besides, with a two way talk feature with a
mega sensitive mic, I can drop into the camera from anywhere and eavesdrop on the neighbours garden chats LOL,
no monthly fee, secure storage, lights can be controlled independently of the camera too.Worth the £120 price tag IMO.

Amusingly the copper who lives next door has been a little vocal about me fitting cameras, she said "I don't want to be recorded..."
my reply of "Since I can't rely on Police to come when needed, I will do my best to protect my own property and make it
unappealing to thieves." didn't go down well.
Hasn't spoken to me since except last night when she passively aggressively pointed out the spotlights
"Are a bit bright...." to which I replied that was "kind of the point..." and it was, I chose one with a powerful set
of lamps on purpose. I sense an imminent confrontation. Laughing


Meh, CCTV. Our induatrial estate was hit the other night. They paid a wee scrote in a balaclava to walk round the industrial estate with a paintbrush on a stick and paint over all the CCTV cameras. Then they came in with a wagon and nicked two tractors and a skid-steer from the agricultural merchants.

All the premesis have fantastic footage of a wee scrote in a balaclava wandering round with a paintbrush on a stick.
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PostPosted: 15:30 - 17 May 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

stinkwheel wrote:
They paid a wee scrote in a balaclava to walk round the industrial estate with a paintbrush on a stick and paint over all the CCTV cameras.


While it might look a bit severe, I can increasingly see the appeal of CCTV being inside a wire cage (although it might play havoc with the IR lighting unless that's located elsewhere). I'd imagine it'd be quite challenging to obstruct a wire-caged camera that's mounted high enough off the ground to be out of easy reach.
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