Author Topic: A random thread for small things that don't really warrant a thread of their own  (Read 1617903 times)

T42

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Re: A random thread for small things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
« Reply #24575 on: November 06, 2019, 01:26:39 pm »
It'd be interesting to see how much oomph their breaker box can handle.  Ours is set for 40 amps.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Kim

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Re: A random thread for small things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
« Reply #24576 on: November 06, 2019, 03:57:20 pm »
Probably the UK standard 100A.  It's not like anyone with that many sockets is drawing significant power from all of them.  If they were, there would be signs of air-conditioning.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Tim Hall

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Re: A random thread for small things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
« Reply #24577 on: November 06, 2019, 04:47:45 pm »
Probably the UK standard 100A.  It's not like anyone with that many sockets is drawing significant power from all of them.  If they were, there would be signs of air-conditioning.
Plug in air conditioning, obvs.
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Mrs Pingu

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Re: A random thread for small things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
« Reply #24578 on: November 06, 2019, 06:20:53 pm »
Speaking of which, maybe the property has had flooding issues in the past and the many sockets above floor level are for the plugging  in of dehumidifiers and GBFO heaters.
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Basil

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Re: A random thread for small things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
« Reply #24579 on: November 07, 2019, 11:46:30 am »
I've just been asked if my moustache is for Movember (?)
The only answer I could think of was, "Yes. I've been growing it for 7 days now."
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Re: A random thread for small things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
« Reply #24580 on: November 07, 2019, 07:04:36 pm »
There is a is a charity fundraising thing for growing moustaches this month
I don't remember what they are raising money for though  :)
the slower you go the more you see

Kim

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Re: A random thread for small things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
« Reply #24581 on: November 07, 2019, 07:52:00 pm »
There is a is a charity fundraising thing for growing moustaches this month
I don't remember what they are raising money for though  :)

Razors?
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

hellymedic

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Re: A random thread for small things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
« Reply #24582 on: November 07, 2019, 08:31:47 pm »
Movember's for some male-specific cancer, prostate I think...

Premature male death... https://uk.movember.com

T42

  • Old fool in a hurry
Re: A random thread for small things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
« Reply #24583 on: November 08, 2019, 02:34:06 pm »
150th anniversary of Nature's first issue. You can download a PDF facsimile here:

https://www.nature.com/immersive/d42859-019-00121-0/public/pdf/nature-issue-1-high-res.pdf
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

hellymedic

  • Just do it!
Re: A random thread for small things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
« Reply #24584 on: November 10, 2019, 08:12:06 pm »
A Facebook friend is travelling from London to Edinburgh.
Facebook has posted a graphic showing journey start in London and destination somewhere to the south-east, possibly Tunbridge Wells.
I am Disgusted!

woollypigs

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Re: A random thread for small things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
« Reply #24585 on: November 12, 2019, 01:19:06 pm »
They are relaying the back street stones atm. noisy beeping from reversing digger, very high vis orange on all workers, steel toes boots, humming from generators in their little shed/wc etc health and safety you know.

But don't give a shit about the orange plastic barriers and the metal gate that goes flying when the wind picks up

Even after I told them last Friday, not a good place to put this - fenced off area for their gubbins. As no bin have survived more than 1-2 days before owner of said thing have to pick it up down the hill. (We live top of a hill, roads and houses around here makes a nice wind tunnel when weather is bad, that hits the corner of our house hard and is where they have set up camp) Me and Peli spend some time moving barriers out of street and laying them in such a way that they wouldn't go flying again, one metal plate/traffic sign landed about 2 feet away from our car.
#bollockstobrexit

Kim

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Re: A random thread for small things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
« Reply #24586 on: November 12, 2019, 01:26:55 pm »
I assume anyone who works with those plastic barriers is well acquainted with their inability to stay put.  If it's not the wind, it's the oiks or the motorists.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

hellymedic

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Re: A random thread for small things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
« Reply #24587 on: November 13, 2019, 12:55:40 am »
My sister emailed me two days ago to tell me her #3 son was engaged.

Tonight, Facebook suggests his intended is one of the 'people you may know'.

We have not yet met...

Wowbagger

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Re: A random thread for small things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
« Reply #24588 on: November 13, 2019, 07:54:59 pm »
I received a letter from the government today. It invited me to claim my state pension. It starts on 6th March next year.
Eating's a serious business. Don't bollocks around wagging your tail.

Re: A random thread for small things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
« Reply #24589 on: November 14, 2019, 12:19:57 am »
I received a letter from the government today. It invited me to claim my state pension. It starts on 6th March next year.

Some of that money is Tory money1. Or proceeds from arms sales. How does that feel?

Asking for a friend.

1 By that, I mean - money such as "Here, invest those £several millions in my chum's fracking futures" investments we all hope our pensions aren't used for...

T42

  • Old fool in a hurry
Re: A random thread for small things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
« Reply #24590 on: November 14, 2019, 09:13:40 am »
These days I reckon that state pensions are paid out of the contributions of those who haven't yet attained pensionable age.

Take what you can get, Wow, they'd only piss it away otherwise.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Kim

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Re: A random thread for small things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
« Reply #24591 on: November 14, 2019, 01:17:58 pm »
These days I reckon that state pensions are paid out of the contributions of those who haven't yet attained pensionable age.

Were they ever not?
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

rr

Re: A random thread for small things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
« Reply #24592 on: November 14, 2019, 01:37:25 pm »
I have been tasked with finding a replacement knob for Lt. Col. Larrington (retd) as his* fell off and rolled under the gas stove.

* or rather that of his chip pan
As a PSO I led a rent strike in Bernard Sunley house, in part prompted by an almost total lack of cooker knobs in the kitchens, (probably also mild concussion and two much beer after the guilds rugby 7s).

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andytheflyer

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Re: A random thread for small things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
« Reply #24593 on: November 14, 2019, 02:09:54 pm »
I received a letter from the government today. It invited me to claim my state pension. It starts on 6th March next year.

Me too!

Mr Larrington

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Re: A random thread for small things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
« Reply #24594 on: November 14, 2019, 02:15:53 pm »
Surprised that your area is prone to flooding?  The name "Fishlake" ought to be a bit of a clue.
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hellymedic

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Re: A random thread for small things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
« Reply #24595 on: November 14, 2019, 05:43:06 pm »
I see some of the £10 notes that D obtained from the RBS in Harrow today were RBS Scottish things.

Good thing I'm venturing North tomorrow and train is Edinburgh-bound!

Cudzoziemiec

  • Eating all the pies and drinking all the tea.
Re: A random thread for small things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
« Reply #24596 on: November 14, 2019, 06:16:14 pm »
I see some of the £10 notes that D obtained from the RBS in Harrow today were RBS Scottish things.

Good thing I'm venturing North tomorrow and train is Edinburgh-bound!
Would that make them ten poond notes?
https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/nov/12/twenty-poond-notes-investigation-after-atm-dispenses-toy-money
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hellymedic

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Re: A random thread for small things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
« Reply #24597 on: November 14, 2019, 06:29:12 pm »
These appear to be genuine brown bits of plastic, wiv windows, hologams, micrtext and evryfink.
They came from an RBS ATM, not a Notemachine so I think they are genuine.

Mrs Pingu

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Re: A random thread for small things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
« Reply #24598 on: November 15, 2019, 09:07:25 pm »
Just seen Milli Vanilli on TOTP2.
They can't even mime convincingly, surprised they didn't get found out earlier...
Do not clench. It only makes it worse.

Kim

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Re: A random thread for small things that don't really warrant a thread of their own
« Reply #24599 on: November 15, 2019, 09:19:19 pm »
Maybe they were doing it deliberately badly, to throw people off the scent?
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...