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Forum: Idle Banter 16-08-18, 09:12 AM
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Posted By timwilky
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

Such a 21st century problem.

The wife bought a new toaster and threw out the old one. Nothing wrong with it, simply a 2 slice and she wanted a 4 slice toaster.

But the bread doesn't fit in it....
Forum: Idle Banter 22-06-18, 07:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 856
Posted By timwilky
Re: Elderly Personal Care Help

My mother was asked to leave two care homes.


She worked until she was 70 as a nurse. But she went blind and lost her mobility. A fall caused her a 6 week stay in hospital because of a fractured...
Forum: Idle Banter 19-06-18, 09:12 AM
Replies: 6,268
Views: 355,280
Posted By timwilky
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

Gripe. The rush to cloud host everything.


I have an invoice processing system linked to several ERP systems and export some data to a file share that is picked up by BI systems.


Now one of...
Forum: Idle Banter 19-06-18, 08:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 699
Posted By timwilky
Re: Injury Claim

Firstly from my own experience after being offed. My first medical examination that concluded that I had "Soft Tissue" injuries and would be fully recovered within 6 months was on behalf of the 3rd...
Forum: Idle Banter 05-06-18, 09:17 AM
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Views: 355,280
Posted By timwilky
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

BT say I can now get fibre broadband. I currently have a 350/20Mb service from Virgin.


What do BT offer me, If I buy their superfast 2 with an average download to others of 67Mb :- 6Mb. Are...
Forum: Idle Banter 21-05-18, 07:42 AM
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Views: 355,280
Posted By timwilky
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

The GSXR only did 240 last year between tickets. Managed that on it with 6 months to go this year!
Forum: Idle Banter 21-05-18, 07:40 AM
Replies: 6,268
Views: 355,280
Posted By timwilky
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

Van MOT in 20 mins. It has done 800 miles since the last one. Isn't it about time they moved MOTs to 2 year renewal. Having said that I have seen some heaps and wonder how they ever pass!
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 02-05-18, 11:44 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,333
Posted By timwilky
Re: The Crash Detectives - a sobering story

When I watched this, I thought there for the grace of your god go all of us. Most if not all experienced bikers will have at some time in their lives experienced a motorist who takes exception to...
Forum: Idle Banter 26-04-18, 08:26 AM
Replies: 6,268
Views: 355,280
Posted By timwilky
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

Work have sent me my new laptop. nice and light, a dell precision 5520.

Then for some reason they bodged it.

windows 7?????????
Stuffed it full of engineering apps. so no space for what I want...
Forum: Idle Banter 22-03-18, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6,268
Views: 355,280
Posted By timwilky
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

Lancashire Plodary.

Last night I took the daughter and her partner to watch the Courteeners playing at King Georges Hall Blackburn. It isn't a big venue. But the town was crawling with plod, Cars,...
Forum: Idle Banter 14-03-18, 08:31 AM
Replies: 6,268
Views: 355,280
Posted By timwilky
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

There isn't one.

Turn off the isolator, turn it back on and the one ring comes back on, on full power and stays there even though the control says locked and all off. So new hob ordered.

Now, I...
Forum: Idle Banter 13-03-18, 03:48 PM
Replies: 6,268
Views: 355,280
Posted By timwilky
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

Todays gripe from Mr Grumpy
The electric hob in the kitchen has failed, down right dangerously.

It is all touch control, everything is off and the hot hot hot ring comes on, wont go off. The...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 21-02-18, 08:28 PM
Replies: 1,448
Views: 143,177
Posted By timwilky
Re: What have you tinkered with today?

My house hates me, I have been battering it since I bought it 30 odd years ago and realised the builder had no bubble in his non bubble bar. No cement powder in his mortar and no electric cable. (One...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 16-02-18, 02:44 PM
Replies: 1,448
Views: 143,177
Posted By timwilky
Re: What have you tinkered with today?

None bike related tinkering.

Got a couple of sonoff devices, flashed them with Tasmato firmware, set up a MQTT broker, a small web server with PHP to talk MQTT, IFTTT to talk to the web server...
Forum: Idle Banter 14-02-18, 01:37 PM
Replies: 6,268
Views: 355,280
Posted By timwilky
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

Daughters birthday. What a crap day to have it. Cannot do anything as the country is blocking every restaurant etc. with loving couples.

20 Years ago we took her away to celebrate her becoming a...
Forum: Idle Banter 14-02-18, 01:31 PM
Replies: 3,328
Views: 225,621
Posted By timwilky
Re: Smile of the day - What is yours?

Thought I had cashed in all my old company shares last year, today a statement arrives and I have €800 sat in the account.

So log in and it says empty as I thought, looked at the statement again...
Forum: Idle Banter 11-02-18, 09:23 AM
Replies: 3,328
Views: 225,621
Posted By timwilky
Re: Smile of the day - What is yours?

SIL nicked for drink driving last night. Well overdue, a persitant offender who thought he would never get caught. No I didn't grass him, but often tempted to.

Feel for my daughter though. He...
Forum: Idle Banter 08-02-18, 09:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 505
Posted By timwilky
Re: ODB2 Reader For My Phone

I use Torque. but because I also have a VW. ODBEleven.

Torque works well, cleared codes. But I know of dealers who clear codes and then when selling plug in to show the punters there are no codes!
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 22-01-18, 12:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 565
Posted By timwilky
Re: Which insurer?

I have just gone back to Bennetts after last years Hastings cockup and a saving of 30 quid.

I was with Bennetts 16 years ago and had a no fault claim. They wrote it off, which I agreed with. But...
Forum: Idle Banter 16-01-18, 08:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 937
Posted By timwilky
Re: What's the worst car you've owned?

1968 vauxhall viva HB. My first car, cost me 25 (stolen/recovered). God the rust for wings, written off by the police car that hit it from behind whilst it was embedded in the front of a cattle...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 12-01-18, 12:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 763
Posted By timwilky
Re: Gear/nautral issues

I would also second the advice from Andy65 regarding the lever

It tends to corrode causing it to then bind to the shaft.

When removing, take care to compress the fibre bush to remove. They are...
Forum: Idle Banter 11-01-18, 04:31 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 20,650
Posted By timwilky
Re: Any qualified scuba divers out there?

At least you are parking it somewhere nice. Watch out for the scum that visit at night. I had a former colleague that lived on a retired lifeboat at Glasson. I bet your glad you did the Caledonian...
Forum: Idle Banter 11-01-18, 11:19 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 20,650
Posted By timwilky
Re: Any qualified scuba divers out there?

Why? That's an expensive toy. Still if you want to sink it and then have your own private dive site. That's your own decision who are we to question a fool and his brass.

Do I take it you now need...
Forum: Idle Banter 20-12-17, 11:40 AM
Replies: 6,268
Views: 355,280
Posted By timwilky
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

Like!

Why does a certain sub culture need to insert the word "like" into every sentence. Usually as an attempt to terminate said sentence. This morning I watched a news article that include an...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 14-12-17, 03:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 457
Posted By timwilky
Re: London based SV650s riders/tall rider question

I recall the initial pointy K3, being slightly taller. Or my legs shrunk in the bath.
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