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Forum: Idle Banter Yesterday, 10:22 AM
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Posted By timwilky
Re: Painting a metal gate

Starting point. Take them to your local sand blaster and get him to strip them back to shiny. Personally I would spray with 2 pack, but usual warnings apply. I have an air fed mask but you can use...
Forum: Idle Banter 18-09-18, 10:56 PM
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Posted By timwilky
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

One of my colleagues was critisised for his foul feet on his annual appraisal and fumed. He knew they were bad, his socks soaked in a bucket in the garage before going in the wash. His wife was a...
Forum: Idle Banter 18-09-18, 11:54 AM
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Posted By timwilky
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

Well 3 root stumps to be extracted and two minor fillings.


As there is nothing on top of the roots, crowns gave way years ago and former dentist just left them they might as well go. There is...
Forum: Idle Banter 18-09-18, 07:56 AM
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Posted By timwilky
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

Dentist this morning.


I am never a fan of them and my last one dumped me for not attending appointments. Never received an appointment. yes we sent you 3 on phone 07...., err that was my old...
Forum: Idle Banter 14-09-18, 01:53 PM
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Posted By timwilky
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

Data/Account protection

Daughters bloke has divorced his ex and he has kept the house. They are trying to sort out utilities. But they are all in the name of the ex... When they phone to change...
Forum: Idle Banter 07-09-18, 02:13 PM
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Posted By timwilky
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

My parents were out with their friend some years ago and he was pulled by plod and given advice about the use of high intensity rears, despite his protests that he puts them on to be seen, he was...
Forum: Idle Banter 31-08-18, 10:52 AM
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Posted By timwilky
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

Probably going to be a bit controversial.


As a kid growing up in the 60s there was a local charity run hospital for "mentally ill" men. As kids we would see the odd resident who was allowed out...
Forum: Idle Banter 23-08-18, 10:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,503
Posted By timwilky
Re: Finally, a reason to buy a Harley

Careful there or you will annoy me. British Leyland was a government invention where the successful Leyland Motors were forced to acquire British Motor Holdings who sucked every penny out of Leyland,...
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: 17
Views: 915
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
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Views: 365,409
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: 768
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: 365,409
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: 365,409
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
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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: 2,422
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
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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
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Views: 365,409
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: 6,353
Views: 365,409
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
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Views: 365,409
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: 1,477
Views: 147,044
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: 1,477
Views: 147,044
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: 6,353
Views: 365,409
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: 3,394
Views: 232,656
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: 3,394
Views: 232,656
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...
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