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Where The Wild Things Are / Re: What is your pet doing right now?*
« Last post by hellymedic on Today at 08:27:43 pm »
Kittens fighting dirty: biting kicking, rolling pouncing scrapping.

All cats eating, EATING, eating.
The Knowledge / Re: Choosing a chain
« Last post by Feanor on Today at 08:25:14 pm »
I think if you're changing your chain as frequently as you intend, it doesn't make too much odds. I go for whatever is cheap, includes a quicklink, and is from (as rafletcher says) Wipperman, Sram or KMC - I was put off shimano by their special joining pins years ago, and haven't felt any need to try them since.

You don't *have* to use the snappy-off Shimano pins that come with their chains.

I often used Shimano chains with KMC or SRAM quick-links.

FWIW, I use KMC chains at the moment, for largely cosmetic reasons.
I find their chains clean up to shiny much more betterer than the Shimano ones ever did.
We don't give them human food.
I just realised just how unsuitable Christmas treats are.
Ctrl-Alt-Del / Re: Out, damn bot!
« Last post by drossall on Today at 08:21:39 pm »
We've found that PlusNet will leave you running on deals that are no longer offered when something newer would be cheaper. Worth talking to them about what could be done for the same price.
The Pub / Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Last post by hellymedic on Today at 08:20:35 pm »
Dear Bookface. You use al sorts of sneakery to decide which pages to 'suggest to me as something I would like, but my own suggestion is that you get some new systems in.
FFS, the Conservatives?


Have they only just started sending you these?

Wonder where I've gone wrong!
Racing / Re: Sky - gaming the system?
« Last post by mzjo on Today at 08:17:39 pm »
I think it's just taken longer for it to come out in athletics, but yes this is all elite level sport and quite a lot of non-elite also. The sophistication has increaased in leaps and bounds though.

On ball games, I suspect doping is rife. Tennis is a good example of a sport where the ability to maintain strength and form over a long match and to recover for the next is critical to success. Hard to believe that players wouldn't benefit from doping and, equally, that the federation would benefit financially from finding their top assets were doing my so.

Apparently top-level (semi-pro or pro level) petanque also has had its share of doping scandal. Obviously Ricard is not sufficient for staying at the top. There are a couple of other unlikely sports with proven doping but I can't remember which now (things like chucking the horseshoe come to mind - not really that but something similar). I think tug-of-war also had a problem once (but that is a very serious sport as most of its participants would readily admit).
Audax / Re: Arrivée est arrivé!
« Last post by C-3PO on Today at 08:15:00 pm »
... complaint about a helmet-less cyclist on the cover of the previous issue ... chapeau to everyone involved ..

Don't you start

Rather selective quote.
Author states this is at odds with sentiment.
Please exercise caution with selection!
The Knowledge / Re: Choosing a chain
« Last post by Brucey on Today at 08:11:26 pm »
you may be right; the description of the hardening is no different between the two chains and the 1071 model has hollow pins which are unlikely to offer any wear benefit.

Food & Drink / Re: Food fails from around the world
« Last post by Torslanda on Today at 08:02:43 pm »
The ultimate French food fail has to be ortolan - WTF? Who would want to do that? Illegal now apparently.

Why the FUCK did I just google that? I really wish I hadn't . . .
The Pub / Re: Super-Twat
« Last post by Polar Bear on Today at 08:01:00 pm »
Nigel 'Skint' Farridge.

Hmmm.  £4million Chelsea pad and a hefty EU salary.  Perhaps he's 'skint' because he's been caught out and has to pay two lots of child maintenance now.

The super mega sleaze twat supported Roy Moore too.  Not an ounce of morality in the twat.     
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