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    Good luck with that, considering a lot of old...

    Good luck with that, considering a lot of old railway lines have been built on, or used in part for roads and road viaducts.

    This all sounds like Tory dogwhistle politics to appeal to old timers...
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    I've never understood why someone can't write a...

    I've never understood why someone can't write a browser app which implements a "Freeze" toggle button - Press it and all the moving, dancing, off-putting bollox is literally stopped in its tracks so...
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    Let me guess, it was a thread about AI...

    Let me guess, it was a thread about AI auto-driven cars, and OG overreacted to someone saying that if a jaywalking kid is killed by one then it's their hard luck?
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    What annoys me no end is the way Amazon "hijacks"...

    What annoys me no end is the way Amazon "hijacks" search results, appearing near the top, but on being clicked the result in effect is:

    "This item is not in stock, never has been in stock, and we...
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    Poll: and the rest - I've been saying this for years....

    and the rest - I've been saying this for years. If Labour win, then don't expect even half of an inheritance windfall. You'll end up with practically nothing.

    If, no not if _when_, Labour...
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    I must be honest, in all seriousness it's rather...

    I must be honest, in all seriousness it's rather puzzling how these jump starters with such large amperages aren't hideously dangerous.

    I'd have thought that even 1000 Amps, let alone 10000 Amps,...
  7. That's handy - Hugh Jardon is registered on CUK,...

    That's handy - Hugh Jardon is registered on CUK, so I'll PM him .. :rolleyes:
  8. A client who likes to know past manager names?

    Just had a call from an agent to say RBOS are looking for some python developers at their offices near High Holborn, and I look like an ideal fit.

    The rate sounds good, at least £600 per day he...
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    1000 Amps? Pah - You could barely jump start an...

    1000 Amps? Pah - You could barely jump start an obstinate donkey with that! 20,000 Amps is more like it. :smokin

    NOCO Boost Max GB500 20000 Amp 12V/24V UltraSafe Lithium Jump Starter for Petrol...
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    I stopped listening to Radio 4 quite a while ago...

    I stopped listening to Radio 4 quite a while ago when it became clear it has turned into Women's Hour 24/7 ?

    Nothing whatever against women, but I find the relentless barrage of feminism and (when...
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    WHat did he say again? Some Latin quote from...

    WHat did he say again? Some Latin quote from Cicero? :rolleyes:
  12. Thread: QC opinion

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    Or (seriously) the Turks would have literally...

    Or (seriously) the Turks would have literally blown them to smithereens.

    Weren't Turkish soldiers, who occupied Greece back then, using the Parthenon as a gunpowder store at the time?
  13. Thread: QC opinion

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    Itemized invoice from a QC: For seeing you the...

    Itemized invoice from a QC:

    For seeing you the other side of the street -- 50 guineas

    For crossing the street to greet you -- 200 guineas

    For discovering it wasn't you after all ...
  14. Thread: Shall I...

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    Doubtless true, but other EU countries are also...

    Doubtless true, but other EU countries are also currently stagnating to some extent - Only last week I heard on the radio that Germany was practically in recession.
  15. Would have been better to manufacture a load of...

    Would have been better to manufacture a load of T-shirts with the logo "Rugby World Cup Ch mps".

    Then they'd only have to sew in or write with an indelible marker pen one extra letter, "a" or "u",...
  16. Thread: Shall I...

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    Correction, if the Brexit party can win it, then...

    Correction, if the Brexit party can win it, then vote BXP, otherwise vote Labour.

    Socialists will get in sooner or later, as soon as enough thick chunts have forgotten the disastrous results of...
  17. Thread: 1 day to go!

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    Mind you, on the positive side, I've always...

    Mind you, on the positive side, I've always maintained this whole Brexit saga so far has been quite like a secular rerun of the Reformation - When the Act of Supremacy, and similar laws, were first...
  18. Thread: 1 day to go!

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    "The Ides of March are come" (well October), and...

    "The Ides of March are come" (well October), and I was really hoping BoJo would pull a rabbit out of a hat at the last moment and veto the extension, as he would be perfectly entitled to under EU law...
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    Stands to reason dunnit? I mean it's all...

    Stands to reason dunnit? I mean it's all Fatcher's fault! :mad
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    That may be so in principle, but if the firemen...

    That may be so in principle, but if the firemen had deviated from the "stay put" rule then any survivors and relatives of victims etc could sue for damages.
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    Or you could just jack up the car slightly, and...

    Or you could just jack up the car slightly, and leave it running for an hour or two with a brick on the accelerator, like coppers on night patrols used to do :rolleyes:
  22. Time to bring in new train safety regulations...

    Time to bring in new train safety regulations methinks - From now on, anyone who wants a fried breakfast should only be allowed to cook on the roof of the train!
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    There's not much demand for 12 year old powder...

    There's not much demand for 12 year old powder monkeys in the Navy these days. :rolleyes:
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    You know one can always fit a higher capacity...

    You know one can always fit a higher capacity battery, as long as it physically fits in the slot. I bought a lorry battery for my previous Jag and it worked fine.
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    They used to train ferrets to pull cables through...

    They used to train ferrets to pull cables through narrow gaps and tunnels. Sounds like one could do the same with rats.

    (Rats can also be trained to sniff out mines in minefields.)
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    The world would be a much nicer and cheaper place...

    The world would be a much nicer and cheaper place with three quarters of the global population fecked orf, and would give the environment a respite (as the Black Death did).

    Bring it on I say, as...
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    Something else you can do is have a rotary...

    Something else you can do is have a rotary battery switch fitted. By rotary I mean you have to turn it like a tap to close the contact, which is much safer than a simple lever or something that might...
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    Did you leave a small light on inside, e.g. maybe...

    Did you leave a small light on inside, e.g. maybe by not closing the boot completely? Been there, done that. :tantrum:

    Or did you drive through a big puddle and a drop of water made a contact on...
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    I think if I were a whale or a sea lion, I'd...

    I think if I were a whale or a sea lion, I'd rather swallow a paper bag or get it stuck round my neck, than a plastic bag!
  30. Thread: Boris resigns

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    The Tories are very unlikely to win if they go...

    The Tories are very unlikely to win if they go for an election before the UK actually Brexits, and they know it. Too many Brexiter votes would go to the Brexit party.
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    Euro and Pound coin - Two peas in a pod

    Anyone noticed how the Euro coin is almost identical in size and appearance to the pound coin?

    I wouldn't be surprised if this was deliberate, and there had been a crafty plan for the UK to join...
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    It's because with a few honourable exceptions...

    It's because with a few honourable exceptions (including myself) we're a nation of penny-pinching cheapskates.

    If almost everyone insists on buying the cheapest, regardless of quality, then it's a...
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    Wasn't he a bank manager before he went into...

    Wasn't he a bank manager before he went into acting?

    That said, the person who told me that also has an endless supply of obvious urban legends and bollocks which he swears are the gospel truth!...
  34. Best undercoat & gloss paint for exterior wood boards

    Title moreorless says it all. What would peeps recommend as the best quality longest lasting paint for exterior wooden boards under eaves, including possibly other pre-treatment?

    TIA

    (I'm...
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    Eve mattresses...

    Eve mattresses have the name. Everyone who stays at my gaff and sleeps overnight remarks on how comfy they are.

    (They're not cheap though, at £600 a pop.)
  36. Thread: Parliament

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    Meanwhile, the country goes from strength to...

    Meanwhile, the country goes from strength to strength while busibody MPs are too distracted to try micromanaging anything else and everyone can just get on with it! :yay:
  37. Oh, news reporter. Phew, the way things are...

    Oh, news reporter.

    Phew, the way things are going I thought it would have been Boris Johnson! :eek:
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    In theory, I think a dodgy web page could use...

    In theory, I think a dodgy web page could use Ajax to send the server values of every value as it is entered and before you actually submit the form. :eek
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    2019-09-11 How I lost £70,000 to a bank scammer:...

    2019-09-11 How I lost £70,000 to a bank scammer: As a busy working mother, Countryfile star HELEN SKELTON was caught off guard when the phone call came - here she gives a first-hand account of her...
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    A petrol car will backfire repeatedly like a...

    A petrol car will backfire repeatedly like a Laurel and Hardy car if one accidently puts diesel in it! (Or maybe it's the other way round? )
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    I fed a seagull with a bit of crust from my...

    I fed a seagull with a bit of crust from my sandwich. So I've done my good deed for the day. :glasses

    Perhaps it would have been even nicer to chuck it towards some homeless person sitting in the...
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    I feel such a moob

    Reading about all these scammer sites, I've always thought along the lines "Those daft twats getting caught by them. It could never happen to me!"

    But now I've fallen for the most blatant pathetic...
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    Five weeks with the doors of Parliament firmly...

    Five weeks with the doors of Parliament firmly locked nearly gets us to the end of October. No Deal here we come! :yay:
  44. Why go for top of the range desktop v Intel NUC or similar ?

    Possibly a silly question, but if one bought an 8th generation Intel NUC in what ways would it fall short of a clunking great up-to-date tip-top spec desktop?

    Disk space wouldn't be a problem...
  45. Thread: Asbestos...

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    Not sure if you're for real, or whether this is a...

    Not sure if you're for real, or whether this is a wind up, but taking your posts at face value ..

    I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if it emerged that fibreglass loft insulation was every bit...
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    No, negotiating with foreign powers is a royal...

    No, negotiating with foreign powers is a royal prerogative and therefore within the remit of BJ as a minister.

    Also, in vetoing an extension he would be acting entirely within EU law, which takes...
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    GlaxoSmithKline is pharma isn't it, Assguru's...

    GlaxoSmithKline is pharma isn't it, Assguru's speciality, and this guy sounds equally opinionated :laugh
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    Dunno about that, but there may be longer queues...

    Dunno about that, but there may be longer queues for the ferry to Heligoland
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    Wouldn't a further EU extension need unanimous...

    Wouldn't a further EU extension need unanimous approval from all 27 countries? If so then all Boris has to do is veto the proposal! :laugh
  50. For something like that I'd definitely hire an...

    For something like that I'd definitely hire an architect, to use reputable builders and keep them in line, although I suppose that would also add to the cost.
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