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by Slarti
September 7th, 2019, 5:25 pm
Forum: Airport Lounge
Topic: Orlando
Replies: 5
Views: 400

Re: Orlando

We have ruled out staying at Hotels in or close to the main theme parks and probably have ruled out having a rental vehicle. And we don't want half board or self catering. There are shuttle buses into Disney World, but the World is very, very big and you may well find yourself spending quite a bit ...
by Slarti
September 7th, 2019, 4:58 pm
Forum: Cars, Driving, Motorbikes or any Transport
Topic: How to please your MoT tester
Replies: 15
Views: 649

Re: How to please your MoT tester

My Toyota is exactly five years old, which means it's just about to run out of its manufacturer's warranty, and it's just had its third MOT. And it's always had a DAB radio - not that that's any use to me, because we don't have any worthwhile reception around these parts. It's the rolling hills, ya...
by Slarti
September 6th, 2019, 5:44 pm
Forum: Cars, Driving, Motorbikes or any Transport
Topic: How to please your MoT tester
Replies: 15
Views: 649

Re: How to please your MoT tester

staffordian wrote:
Slarti wrote:How do you get Planet Rock?

I'm not leaving my phone in the car.

Slarti

A DAB car radio?


Are there many cars needing an MOT with a DAB radio?

Slarti
by Slarti
September 6th, 2019, 4:54 pm
Forum: Cars, Driving, Motorbikes or any Transport
Topic: How to please your MoT tester
Replies: 15
Views: 649

Re: How to please your MoT tester

Present your vehicle nice and clean, inside and out, and underneath too. No nasty niffs. New(ish) neutralizing air freshener wotnots please. Your radio should be tuned to Planet Rock so the tester can turn it up to eleven 8-) HappyTesterMork :D How do you get Planet Rock? I'm not leaving my phone i...
by Slarti
September 6th, 2019, 4:47 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: The next step....
Replies: 3
Views: 529

Re: The next step....

My own strategy was a fixed rate one year for the first year and then cash that and invest into a self select ISA, mainly bought on a long term buy and hold with the holdings split between 50% purchased for growth the other 50% for dividends. Despite some real stinkers (anything retail, Marconi, Bar...
by Slarti
September 3rd, 2019, 4:55 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Just got married
Replies: 15
Views: 865

Re: Just got married

StepOne wrote:If she claims to like the Star Wars prequels, then she's clearly just being nice to avoid hurting your feelings.... :lol:



Did I mention the prequels?

And if she did not like them it just confirm to me her good taste as I think they are cr@p :twisted:

Slarti
by Slarti
September 3rd, 2019, 12:10 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Just got married
Replies: 15
Views: 865

Re: Just got married

Mike88 wrote: but to get females liking Star Wars and the excellent Pulp Fiction is a near impossibility.



You need a different selection of females :lol:

Mrs S like the original 3 Star Wars (and some of the current ones that I can't stand) and Pulp Fiction.

Slarti
by Slarti
September 3rd, 2019, 11:52 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Just got married
Replies: 15
Views: 865

Re: Just got married

"Statley as 2 galleons ..."


Slarti
by Slarti
September 2nd, 2019, 12:50 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: PPI...off
Replies: 27
Views: 1236

Re: PPI...off

bungeejumper wrote:On two occasions, I refused PPI, only to have it forced upon me because it was 'company policy'.


I refused PPI only to be told that it was company policy, to which I replied that in that case I'd go elsewhere for my finances.

They backed down.

Slarti
by Slarti
August 31st, 2019, 4:46 pm
Forum: Airport Lounge
Topic: Where's warm in late October
Replies: 6
Views: 641

Re: Where's warm in late October

Not stonking out just enough to wear shorts and maybe lie on the beach. Pleasant and not too tacky. Not too far to fly - let's say no more than 3-4 hours. Was thinking a Greek island maybe or Siciily? But looking for ideas... Been to the Algarve mid October and at the eastern end, where the water i...
by Slarti
August 31st, 2019, 4:09 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Google: hackers have put ‘monitoring implants’ in iPhones for years
Replies: 4
Views: 558

Re: Google: hackers have put ‘monitoring implants’ in iPhones for years

Proves the old rule, never go to dubious web sites suggested by email or even adverts on sites that depend on advertising revenue to survive, and that includes some main stream media. As I don't think that the websites in question have been specified, I don't know how you would that they were "...
by Slarti
August 30th, 2019, 3:49 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Google: hackers have put ‘monitoring implants’ in iPhones for years
Replies: 4
Views: 558

Re: Google: hackers have put ‘monitoring implants’ in iPhones for years

Not sure how you'd do this but check if your logs/history show if your phone has connected to http://x.x.x.x to see if you've been infected.

If you turn your phone off and then on again, that removes the infection. Apparently. :twisted:


Slarti
by Slarti
August 30th, 2019, 12:53 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: WhatsApp
Replies: 4
Views: 597

Re: WhatsApp

You can turn individual permissions on and off at the app. level, so if you turn voice record permissions off again it will ask if and when it needs that permission to function correctly for the specific process that needs it. Obviously if you keep all the individual permissions off then then any a...
by Slarti
August 30th, 2019, 12:32 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Roped up triangular thing in church?
Replies: 4
Views: 686

Re: Roped up triangular thing in church?

See “Interior to W” where one can see the rope attached to material partially covering a lectern (if that’s the item you’ve described): https://www.crsbi.ac.uk/site/554/#description Sorry that I can only give you 1 rec as that is most certainly it, only we were seeing it from between the pews, and ...
by Slarti
August 29th, 2019, 4:59 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Roped up triangular thing in church?
Replies: 4
Views: 686

Re: Roped up triangular thing in church?

didds wrote:I found the item you described in the program - looks like a bible/book/reading stand of some description but no idea what the rope is for.


Having looked again, it does look a bit like that, so perhaps the rope is just a nautical type decoration with no Church significance.

Slarti
by Slarti
August 29th, 2019, 4:14 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Roped up triangular thing in church?
Replies: 4
Views: 686

Roped up triangular thing in church?

We've just finished watching Miranda Krestovnikoff's river walk program about the River Deben and towards the end she went into All Saints Church at Ramsholt. Briefly shown, but not mentioned, there was what looked like a triangular bird house on a stand with, in the end, a piece of wood with 2 circ...
by Slarti
August 27th, 2019, 5:35 pm
Forum: Cars, Driving, Motorbikes or any Transport
Topic: Mersey Gateway Bridge
Replies: 13
Views: 1308

Re: Mersey Gateway Bridge

The Dart Charge IT system is badly designed... insisting on £10 minimum top-ups As I understood it, you could pay for a certain number of crossing in advance (10?) and get a discount, or just pay as you go with no discount using a pre-registered debit/credit card. Knowing my luck, my credit card wi...
by Slarti
August 27th, 2019, 5:26 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Sod and his law
Replies: 6
Views: 666

Re: Sod and his law

My learned friends always maintained the Law was first enunciated by Professor Mrs. Sodde, whom God preserve. TJH Somewhere I have a book Sod's Law of the Sea where it states that SOD = Senior Officer Dubrovnic. Why the Royal Navy would have any officers in Dubrovnic, let alone a senior one is not ...
by Slarti
August 26th, 2019, 5:18 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Oooh, you are awful
Replies: 57
Views: 1895

Re: Oooh, you are awful

Some fascinating reading here for those interested, including bob Monkhouse and Sir Cliff and the Shadows. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thunderbirds_Are_Go I remember seeing the film, on the TV, at some point, but I don't ever recall it being available in the cinema. My mates and I would have ce...
by Slarti
August 26th, 2019, 4:52 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Oooh, you are awful
Replies: 57
Views: 1895

Re: Oooh, you are awful

nimnarb wrote:
American

Thunderbirds(great)


Thunderbirds was most certainly not American :x

Slarti

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