Author Topic: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.  (Read 597971 times)

Kim

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #10725 on: January 08, 2019, 10:26:08 pm »
I think my poo clock uses TFL minutes or Windows minutes or something.
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Mrs Pingu

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #10726 on: January 08, 2019, 10:27:49 pm »
I think my poo clock uses TFL minutes or Windows minutes or something.
What's that, unpredictable?
Do not clench. It only makes it worse.

Kim

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #10727 on: January 08, 2019, 10:29:02 pm »
I think my poo clock uses TFL minutes or Windows minutes or something.
What's that, unpredictable?

Indeed.  Timings generally optimised for inconvenience, though.
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

hellymedic

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #10728 on: January 08, 2019, 11:28:48 pm »
Dunno if mine HAS  a clock...

ElyDave

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #10729 on: January 09, 2019, 08:24:44 am »
mine did, until codeine.  Predictable, but on a slower timescale
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

hellymedic

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #10730 on: January 09, 2019, 01:15:02 pm »
CO detector started bleeping 'Low Battery' at sparrowfart o'clock.

It supposedly had a 10 year lithium battery.

David said it read 9.75V on our multimeter.

A new battery stopped the bleeping...

Kim

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #10731 on: January 09, 2019, 01:35:36 pm »
The great thing about battery voltage in the kitchen at sparrowfart is that it's several fractions of a vole lower than it is on your bench at awake-enough-to-deal-with-lithium-batteries o'clock.  (DAHIKT)

One day alarm molishers will work this out.
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hellymedic

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #10732 on: January 09, 2019, 02:19:51 pm »
David asked me if he should investigate the battery further.
I said not.
He repeated the question and when I suggested maybe later, he was angry I'd changed my mind.
I said not again...

T42

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #10733 on: January 09, 2019, 02:59:38 pm »
Came home just about blinded by condensation & sleet on glasses --> right cleat & slots full of dog-shit.  :demon: >:(
I dare eat all that may become a man.

But hold the oysters.

hellymedic

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #10734 on: January 10, 2019, 01:04:53 pm »
Dear Affinity Water,

You may think stopping our water supply between 2am and 3am is a perfectly fine thing to do.

I would not have minded if you had the courtesy to warn us of this in advance.

It is most disturbing to find no water forthcoming from taps and the toilet cistern failing to refill after flushing.

Our nice new plumbing means we have no reserve tanks whatever in the house when this happens.

My long-suffering partner fetched a bucket of water from our rainwater butt and now bemoans this was unnecessary.

I am most unimpressed.

Yours etc

lou boutin

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #10735 on: January 10, 2019, 01:23:34 pm »
I think my poo clock uses TFL minutes or Windows minutes or something.
What's that, unpredictable?

Christmas does that to me.

Basil

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #10736 on: January 10, 2019, 07:30:07 pm »
Only male at the exercise class again.
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Gattopardo

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #10737 on: January 10, 2019, 11:26:51 pm »
Found a bike frame, with a bike register number, and emailed bike register to confirm that the frame was dumped and not stolen.

After several emails the person has gone quiet after emailing that they wanted the frame back but could only collect after christmas.  Then nothing.

So frame is now going to the police station for them to deal with.  Feel like my time has been wasted trying to help someone.

Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #10738 on: January 13, 2019, 03:14:18 pm »
The monthly ritual of taking the inserts out of all the medications I take and throwing them away unread. It’s bad enough that all the tablets are blister packed, though I understand the motivation for that, but including the same instructions in every pack is a waste of resources, and if anything changed, I’d not know because Ive never read the damn things since the first time I got the meds.
Sorting my life out, one shed at a time.

hellymedic

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #10739 on: January 13, 2019, 04:21:03 pm »
I read the inserts from time to time, usually when travelling or visiting a place which states they wish to see my medication. (Syringes which ought to be refrigerated and are only used three times per week don't accompany their box or insert unless necessary.)

I even read the insert in the Canesten cream box I opened last week. The tube replaces one with a 2005 expiry on the crimp...

T42

  • Gaulois réfractaire
Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #10740 on: January 13, 2019, 04:26:33 pm »
One of my meds comes in a wee plastic bottle with a childproof push-down-and-turn cap that doesn't work: if I push down hard enough for the ratchet in the cap to catch the bottle crumples to almost breaking point. To remove the cap without violence I have to use a not very childproof scalpel.

I'm also bemused by the fact that half the meds are in boxes of 30 and some in 28s. One or the other would keep things in sync, but that'd be too user-friendly for the Social Security to want to set it up.
I dare eat all that may become a man.

But hold the oysters.

hellymedic

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #10741 on: January 13, 2019, 04:59:29 pm »
My Rebif comes in a 28 day pack, which means 13 packs per year.

Each pack is delivered individually by van by the suppliers, which is neither green nor convenient.

Kim

  • 2nd in the world
Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #10742 on: January 13, 2019, 05:30:57 pm »
One of my meds comes in a wee plastic bottle with a childproof push-down-and-turn cap that doesn't work: if I push down hard enough for the ratchet in the cap to catch the bottle crumples to almost breaking point. To remove the cap without violence I have to use a not very childproof scalpel.

You're probably too old for it.  Get someone under the age of 7 to have a go...
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #10743 on: January 14, 2019, 03:22:27 pm »
Gah, yet ANOTHER phishing email. I've had then from HSBC, Apple, Amazon, COOP bank and now Lloyds, all in the last two weeks, and several from each purported source.  >:(
We are making a New World (Paul Nash, 1918)

T42

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #10744 on: January 14, 2019, 04:08:22 pm »
One of my meds comes in a wee plastic bottle with a childproof push-down-and-turn cap that doesn't work: if I push down hard enough for the ratchet in the cap to catch the bottle crumples to almost breaking point. To remove the cap without violence I have to use a not very childproof scalpel.

You're probably too old for it.  Get someone under the age of 7 to have a go...

One of the Inlaw Maw's favourite sayings was  "give them razor blades to play with".
I dare eat all that may become a man.

But hold the oysters.

fuzzy (retd.) AAGE

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #10745 on: January 15, 2019, 12:05:11 am »
Gah, yet ANOTHER phishing email. I've had then from HSBC, Apple, Amazon, COOP bank and now Lloyds, all in the last two weeks, and several from each purported source.  >:(

You think you've got problems? I have apparently been rumbled by a several of bastards who have hacked my e mails and illicitly used my webcam to film me enjoying my porn browsing sessions
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #10746 on: January 15, 2019, 05:06:44 pm »
Some of mine are from the future. I know this is so as the said webcam hasn't yet been bought. By the time it is, I'll be too old to 'enjoy' porn - oh, hang on a minute!  :(
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hellymedic

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #10747 on: January 15, 2019, 08:59:27 pm »
David's computer pointing device has failed.
I know Sainsbury's sell some of these.
I enter 'mouse' into the Search box and get HUNDREDS of hits for 'mousse', from chocolate mousse to shaving foam.
'Computer mouse' gives more sensible results but...

ElyDave

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #10748 on: January 15, 2019, 10:02:20 pm »
Gah, yet ANOTHER phishing email. I've had then from HSBC, Apple, Amazon, COOP bank and now Lloyds, all in the last two weeks, and several from each purported source.  >:(

You think you've got problems? I have apparently been rumbled by a several of bastards who have hacked my e mails and illicitly used my webcam to film me enjoying my porn browsing sessions

Me too, hope it was different sites.
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #10749 on: January 15, 2019, 11:31:47 pm »
Gah, yet ANOTHER phishing email. I've had then from HSBC, Apple, Amazon, COOP bank and now Lloyds, all in the last two weeks, and several from each purported source.  >:(

You think you've got problems? I have apparently been rumbled by a several of bastards who have hacked my e mails and illicitly used my webcam to film me enjoying my porn browsing sessions
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