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Mr Larrington

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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #425 on: July 19, 2011, 02:53:25 pm »
Foxit Reader!  Would you kindly display the PDF I have asked you to display at least four times?  Rather than whatever happened to be visible on the monitor before I bunged you in the foreground.

kthxbai
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barakta

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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #426 on: July 19, 2011, 07:26:50 pm »
Lurg, bog off, I would like my brain  to work again plz, I have a work and BiCon TODO which was scaring me before I got ill, I can at least do BiCon without much except for a brain...  Meh.

Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #427 on: July 19, 2011, 08:50:42 pm »
Silly gym equipment company.

So I called them Sunday and got my delivery changed to my work address, was told they have to do some security checks (as not my billing address) which could take up to 48 hours but they'd call if any problems.

Hadn't heard anything so sat in the work car park till 6pm today as that's when their courier delivers until. Got home to find a snail mail letter asking me to post or fax a copy of either my passport, drivers licence or bank card, if they'd said that on Sunday I could have sorted it Monday!! Grarg!

Faxing it off tomorrow, not a lot of chance of getting the stuff this week now. I'm just hoping it doesn't run into the week after next as I'm off Mon-Wed and if they try and deliver and no one's there I get charged shipment in both directions, which for 150kg of stuff I'd imagine would be expensive. Turning into a right pain.

Grumble grump mutter  :demon:
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Andrij

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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #428 on: July 19, 2011, 09:30:42 pm »
It's 'guest week' over at Questionable Content. :-X
 
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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #429 on: July 19, 2011, 09:41:12 pm »
It's 'guest week' over at Questionable Content. :-X

Yep :-X

Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #430 on: July 19, 2011, 09:44:02 pm »
It's 'guest week' over at Questionable Content. :-X

Yep :-X

+1

They have been a bit meh so far this week. Could do with a Yelling Bird strip to liven things up.  :demon:
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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #431 on: July 19, 2011, 09:59:10 pm »
9 quid for additional Garmin Edge brackets (you can't easily remove them after fitted). That's taking the michael a bit, surely? (Grumble, and 3 ordered)

Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #432 on: July 20, 2011, 09:21:55 am »
I had to pay £4 for a tiny retaining hook thingie to keep my Carradice pannier from flapping about. I reckon Mr Li is churning them out for 0.01p in his workshop.

Still, it did serve as a reminder to ensure the screws are now tightened on my others!
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Mr Larrington

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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #433 on: July 20, 2011, 10:56:58 am »
What the fuck do you mean with that e-mail it is not english and do not make sense ???
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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #434 on: July 20, 2011, 03:07:46 pm »
Would whatever it is that is chewing holes in my socks please just stop it.  They don't grow on trees you know.

I believe you are correct; moths don't grow on trees...

Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #435 on: July 20, 2011, 09:21:37 pm »
Skegness.

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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #436 on: July 20, 2011, 09:22:56 pm »
Skegness.
Nuke it from high orbit, it's the only way to be sure (even SWMBO's parents think so, and they've lived in Lincolnshire all their respective lives)

Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #437 on: July 20, 2011, 09:36:31 pm »
Skegness.
Nuke it from high orbit, it's the only way to be sure (even SWMBO's parents think so, and they've lived in Lincolnshire all their respective lives)

Given how many people have tried - and failed - to set the sodding place on fire, this does seem to be the next logical approach.

I hear people round here like playing with various fuels. Anyone fancy molishing a rocket?

Gandalf

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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #438 on: July 21, 2011, 06:40:24 am »
Dog! No not you, the black fluffy gormless one I mean the small, muscular, belligerent but butter wouldn't melt one.....stop nicking my cycling socks and buggering off with them.  I don't need it when I'm getting ready for work.

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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #439 on: July 21, 2011, 10:41:47 am »
Symantec Endpoint Protection, why in the name of the Almighty Gin Puffin can you not do your anti-virus shit in the middle of the night?  Especially now that the Thought Police seem to have abandoned their attempt to save the polar bears by shutting down our Babbage-Engines every evening.  Just fuck off and leave my CPU alone, m'kay.
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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #440 on: July 21, 2011, 11:04:38 am »
Open BASH shell:

PS -a

Kill - 9 task number id from PS

Oh, your using windows  :facepalm: I thought you were in IT support.  :demon:

Mr Larrington

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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #441 on: July 21, 2011, 01:20:44 pm »
Yes, I support a real operating system ;D
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mattc

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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #442 on: July 21, 2011, 03:10:09 pm »
Arm warmers? I don't think we've got any ... we don't tend to stock winter stuff at this time of year.


This from a shop in Oxfordshire - not the South of France ...   :facepalm:
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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #443 on: July 22, 2011, 03:18:20 am »
This place is bloody evil. Bicycles are just the gateway drug. You hang around all innocent-like reading about insane bicycle rides and puncture repairs and CAKE, and then discover the phototalk forum... where you can graduate to the hard drugs of DSLRs and lenses that you have to sell BOTH your kidneys to be able to afford.

I was happy with my Canon S2IS. I really was. Okay, the zoom isn't great for shots of birds (or their behinds in my case, because the feathered bastards love mocking me), but everything else pleases me greatly. And now I'm eyeing up Canon's DSLR range and feeling like I'm cheating on my S2IS while my wallet is making horrified wheezing noises and trying to hide itself beneath the fridge.

Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #444 on: July 22, 2011, 08:29:15 am »
Virgin Trains and who ever owns the track now days.....

Three times in the last month when trying to get home from that London I have been delayed and missed my bus (yes yes, I could cycle home but but but...)

First time....kids on the line (the general consensus was that was not a good reason to slow down)

Second time.... dead person on the line (why didn't they kill themsleves elsewhere!)

Third time (last night)....Animals on the line near Rugeley (Ah...little loves, best be careful)

Would it be possible to please purchase some new fencing. Its not expensive if you buy it in bulk and will certainly stop me being latehome and missing the chip shop which closes at 10pm.

Many thanks
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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #445 on: July 22, 2011, 10:37:45 am »
Our local village shop and post office is up for sale because the owners want to retire.  Although it's well-patronised and profitable, I bet it closes  :(  Their chances of finding someone with the money to buy it who also wants to work 7 days a week are limited, I think.

Oh well, I wanted to retire to Saxmundham anyway, where they have lots of shops.  And a Waitrose.
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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #446 on: July 22, 2011, 11:29:58 am »
Bah.
Wife and stepkids taking off for weekend, to visit big brother. I'm staying behind, because it is weekend daughter is with me.

Except that tonight she's staying at her boyfriend's, and tomorrow she's dogsitting for a friend.

That would be ok if I'd known plenty in advance; I've been wanting an evening and day to myself to do a long solo ride.

But you didn't tell me until last night, so I'm knackered, busy and really not in the mood for a long bike ride. I think I'll sit at home, watch mindless action movies and drink beer instead.
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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #447 on: July 22, 2011, 11:40:46 am »
But you didn't tell me until last night, so I'm knackered, busy and really not in the mood for a long bike ride. I think I'll sit at home, watch mindless action movies and drink beer instead.
I'm thinking of heading up to Dalby tomorrow if you fancy a bit of light off-road mayhem1 ... I'm not going for mega distances, just something a bit different.

Meanwhile, back in the grumble stakes: SWMBO - grow the fuck up. Seriously. When you feel you can talk to me without putting words into my mouth or misinterpreting what I say (either by accident or design) you know where I am. Until then, just don't bother.

1 - where 'light off-road' means a loop of the blue and green trails and maybe a thrash round the fire roads.

Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #448 on: July 22, 2011, 11:50:05 am »
Thanks for the offer. The codicil to the complications is that I need to stay around York for the weekend to be 'Dad's Taxi'.

There is a very outside chance MsCharly might decide she fancies a bike ride, in which case we may head out for a day together on Sun. She needs to get some miles in her legs.
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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #449 on: July 22, 2011, 01:43:07 pm »
Mr Tesco delivery man, plz don't be bitching at me for ordering my delivery not in plastic bags. I don't need to you educate me on the optimal way of you offloading my shopping as rapidly as possible. I didn't randomly select that option by accident. I know you can take the 100 carrier bags that it would take for me to carry the shopping the 12 feet from my hall into my kitchen away again for recycling, but that doesn't have zero impact on the environment you know.