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by Bminusrob
November 18th, 2019, 9:07 am
Forum: Laughing Lemons
Topic: Does anyone know how long chickens can last in a freezer ...
Replies: 4
Views: 455

Re: Does anyone know how long chickens can last in a freezer ...

Reminds me of the parrot who swore. A man owned a parrot who had a bad habit of swearing. "F*** this" and "B****** that". One day, after a particularly vociferous session of swearing, the man could take it no longer. He grabbed the parrot, and stuffed it in the freezer. There was...
by Bminusrob
November 14th, 2019, 8:45 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: The Planet's most useless piece of equipment
Replies: 53
Views: 1477

Re: The Planet's most useless piece of equipment

When it comes to leaf blowers, they are very good useful pieces of equipment, in the right hands. I therefore suggest that in your case, the "most useless piece of equipment" is the council oick on the other end of the leaf blower. I am more in agreement with the suggestion of hot air hand...
by Bminusrob
November 9th, 2019, 9:54 am
Forum: Bitter Lemons
Topic: Paper hankies
Replies: 5
Views: 740

Re: Paper hankies

I have no sympathy. When did you last see a handkerchief broken up into thousands of pieces and spread round the washing. They were invented for a reason. My wife is the same. Frequently one gets missed, and added to the washing machine, if it hasn't already been dropped on the ground like a modern ...
by Bminusrob
October 29th, 2019, 9:26 am
Forum: Bitter Lemons
Topic: Bloody teachers, or schools!
Replies: 20
Views: 1705

Re: Bloody teachers, or schools!

So, to be clear, you have received a short text message from your son's school. This has prompted you to chase up your son, who has a letter from the school explaining all about the event in a manner which seems to be clear and understandable. Your son failed to pass this letter on to you. Before yo...
by Bminusrob
October 26th, 2019, 10:06 pm
Forum: Bank Accounts Savings & ISAs
Topic: Nationwide axing 3% interest on Flexplus Accounts
Replies: 21
Views: 4033

Re: Nationwide axing 3% interest on Flexplus Accounts

The cost of the packaged account is now £13 a month. By keeping a balance of £3000 in the account, taking the interest into account, this was effectively £7 a month. Even at £13 a month, I don't think it is bad value. I left the AA as they kept on hiking the annual subscription to more or less £150,...
by Bminusrob
October 25th, 2019, 10:00 am
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: VOIP phones without computer connection
Replies: 17
Views: 1357

VOIP phones without computer connection

My wife and I are moving shortly to a house in the back of beyond. The "best" Internet anyone can offer over a landline is a maximum of 3Mbits, with a guarantee of 1Mbit. This is useless for any practical purpose, but we are pretty sure we can use Three network's 4G broadband at a much mor...
by Bminusrob
October 25th, 2019, 9:26 am
Forum: Bitter Lemons
Topic: Unintended consequences (continued)
Replies: 18
Views: 1674

Re: Unintended consequences (continued)

Anybody remember paper bags? Nah. They'll never catch on. Transparently obvious.
by Bminusrob
October 21st, 2019, 1:33 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Fire tablet or anything better?
Replies: 44
Views: 4564

Re: Fire tablet or anything better?

You shouldn't need an OTG adapter. With my Fire tablet, I have a cheap Bluetooth keyboard and mouse which work very well on the few occasions that I require more than just the touch screen.
by Bminusrob
October 18th, 2019, 1:41 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Second Hand Goods
Replies: 30
Views: 2190

Re: Second Hand Goods

So, not much hope for making the asking price for my Strad then! :D
by Bminusrob
October 15th, 2019, 11:11 pm
Forum: Bitter Lemons
Topic: Women Drivers
Replies: 19
Views: 1463

Re: Women Drivers

I've got to agree with the comments about the school run. If you think motorbikes become invisible, you want to try going out running. Hi-viz counts for nothing. It has got the the point in my village that I am not brave enough to go out running at school run time. I value my life more than that.
by Bminusrob
September 20th, 2019, 10:48 pm
Forum: Bitter Lemons
Topic: Always someone elses fault
Replies: 51
Views: 7357

Re: Always someone elses fault

I very much enjoyed the episode of Inspector Morse, where the good inspector was being berated by a nurse about his alcohol consumption, and asking about his 14 units per week. Morse's response: "I don't drink units - I drink pints". Now I'm 64. I have lived more yers than my father and my...
by Bminusrob
September 19th, 2019, 6:39 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: EPC and selling without low energy lighting
Replies: 10
Views: 1780

Re: EPC and selling without low energy lighting

Don't get me started on EPC stuff. You wouldn't like me when I get grumpy. I was talking to someone earlier today about these, as we have quite a bit of experience of them, and how useless they are, as we are moving house at the moment. The chap I was talking to has a rental proprty, which he is req...
by Bminusrob
September 16th, 2019, 9:19 am
Forum: Bitter Lemons
Topic: Suits you, Sir
Replies: 19
Views: 3080

Re: Suits you, Sir

The pictures show a sign of the times, where the "men" spend so much time with male grooming that they don't leave time to put their socks on.
by Bminusrob
September 10th, 2019, 5:08 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Dammit, it got me again
Replies: 15
Views: 1689

Re: Dammit, it got me again

Damn! Can't bring that to mind :o Could that be a Shostakovich symphony that's eluded me? It appears to be a proms favourite. A was in the promenade area two years ago when it was performed, and there was another performance this year, and one in 2013. You can see the 2013 promenade concert on Yout...
by Bminusrob
September 10th, 2019, 4:56 pm
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Dying on the job
Replies: 6
Views: 2253

Re: Dying on the job

Seems to me that the employer is clearly trying to wriggle out of its responsibilities, as the man was clearly "on the job" :D
by Bminusrob
September 10th, 2019, 9:19 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Dammit, it got me again
Replies: 15
Views: 1689

Re: Dammit, it got me again

Music does this to people. For me, if you want tears and emotion, it is the final chorus of Bach's St Matthew Passion; "Wir setzen uns mit Tranen nieder" - "We sit down in tears". I can feel myself welling up, just writing this. If it is just emotion you want, the end of Shostako...
by Bminusrob
August 5th, 2019, 9:22 am
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Electric Screwdriver - Wooden Fence
Replies: 23
Views: 3381

Re: Electric Screwdriver - Wooden Fence

PS. Before buying using the Amazon link, do a bit of research. A second battery is useful, but in my experience, the batteries last a long time, and I get tired well before the battery does, so if you can do without the second battery (and the bundled bits), B&Q do the same drill with one batter...
by Bminusrob
August 5th, 2019, 9:09 am
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Electric Screwdriver - Wooden Fence
Replies: 23
Views: 3381

Re: Electric Screwdriver - Wooden Fence

I agree with most of the comments, namely that a drill used as a screwdriver is a much better, more flexible option. From personal experience, I have one of the Bosch drills you have a link to, and it is brilliant, both for screws and drills. It also has an impact mode, so it does a pretty good job ...
by Bminusrob
July 8th, 2019, 9:18 am
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Varifocals
Replies: 28
Views: 965

Re: Varifocals

Talking of prescription sunglasses, I got really nasty fly in my eye a few weeks ago, while out running, so I went round various opticians to look for some sort of eye protection. The cheapest I could find (for my +2 prescription) was about £52 from Specsavers, so I went to my local pound shop, and ...
by Bminusrob
July 8th, 2019, 8:55 am
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Varifocals
Replies: 28
Views: 965

Re: Varifocals

Hi formoverfunction. You don't say how long you have had the varifocals, but they DO take quite a while to get used to, and your symptoms are quite common, I am told. As my eyes have gradually deteriorated over the years, I wear +2 correction most of the time, but for very small writing, or very clo...

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