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    Provided he's careful not to verbal himself...

    Provided he's careful not to verbal himself that's about as far as it will go.
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    Haven't got me yet.

    Haven't got me yet.
  3. Thread: Sat nav

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    Ditto my Tomtom v my Mercedes. Also it gets...

    Ditto my Tomtom v my Mercedes.
    Also it gets updates on my wifi (included), knows about speed limits/cameras, get traffic updates, displays far more information and moves over onto the bike in...
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    Wasn't his initial publication always as...

    Wasn't his initial publication always as serialised in magazines who always have strict size requirements?

    I have problems with Dickens. His usual theme was beautiful children die horribly.
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    When I looked it up I read Novel over 40,000...

    When I looked it up I read
    Novel over 40,000 words
    Novella 17,500 to 40,000 words
    Novelette 7,500 to 17,500 words
    Short story under 7,500 words oh
    but the two in the middle are rather...
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    Oh bother. My latest short story has just...

    Oh bother.
    My latest short story has just exceeded 100K words and it's only just ramping up to its conclusion.
    I appear to have accidentally written a novel.
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    PayPal buyer protection I try to buy a rather...

    PayPal buyer protection

    I try to buy a rather amusing gadget for $44.89 from China.
    They send me totally the wrong item that I later discover is on Amazon for about 7.
    I email back politely as...
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    and cameras that a too darn smart. I thought...

    and cameras that a too darn smart.

    I thought I'd do another Sally video. She's still in moult but just Sally and I sitting out in the sun taking lunch together.
    She behaved beautifully....
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    Sat nav configurations. Can...

    Sat nav configurations. <fume><fume>

    Can somebody tell me where the "Send me for a scenic tour of Sussex back roads" check box is so I can clear it?
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    Well there was a wasted couple of hours. I...

    Well there was a wasted couple of hours.

    I wanted to knock out a quick installer package to help install a piece of code.
    Of course you wouldn't even need it if Microsoft could achieve backwards...
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    This is medical equipment. They'd charge 5000...

    This is medical equipment.
    They'd charge 5000 to refill it with tap water.
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    You can, apparently, make an exhaust to...

    <nods>
    You can, apparently, make an exhaust to tune any point on the rev range and make it high but Honda/BMW/etc spend huge amounts to get it right everywhere.
    I swapped the 'Titanium Race Can!!!"...
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    A few of you may understand. The delights of...

    A few of you may understand.

    The delights of running Clang-Tidy on a C++ program I started in 1994.
    And it's found several improvements and it might have found the cause behind one occasional...
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    I replaced my front gate a...

    <sulk> <sulk> <sulk>
    I replaced my front gate a couple of weeks ago but I forgot to allow for the slope on the path
    and it grounded out at about two thirds open. Then it started to rain so I left...
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    You need a 'granny string' so they hang from your...

    You need a 'granny string' so they hang from your neck when you take them off.
    Works for me.
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    Steel/Iron is 8Kgm/Litre so 20Kg would be 2.5L

    Steel/Iron is 8Kgm/Litre so 20Kg would be 2.5L
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    Looking at a cylinder I would say that makes...

    Looking at a cylinder I would say that makes sense.
    There is more metal and less volume at the top than the bottom.
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    I don't look like my avatar. I've lost a lot of...

    I don't look like my avatar.
    I've lost a lot of hair since that one was taken.
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    Well done. Keep your life interesting.

    Well done.
    Keep your life interesting.
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    Oh my. Out to a bike thing today - say 30 miles...

    Oh my.
    Out to a bike thing today - say 30 miles each way across Sussex.
    Stepping round the slower metal boxes full of Sunday drivers.
    Getting home I looked at my last few fuel receipts worked out...
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    Oh my. I do get a bit peeved when I buy...

    Oh my.

    I do get a bit peeved when I buy something new
    List price
    It has a problem
    Google takes me to the manufacturer's forum
    "Oh yes, We know about that. We're working on it."
    Not even a...
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    Oh my.. I bought Sally a box of frozen quail. I...

    Oh my..
    I bought Sally a box of frozen quail. I put one out to thaw last night.
    When I gave it to her this morning she sat on her favourite post to eat...
    ...and the local seagull population went...
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    Agreed. I haven't seen a play since 1969 but I...

    Agreed.
    I haven't seen a play since 1969 but I have travelled long distances and even gone into that dark pit of despair called London to see good art.
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    I hate tests like that. I always noticed that...

    I hate tests like that.
    I always noticed that if, on an application, I got a personality test I didn't get the job
    and if it was an IQ test I did.

    So I'm a genius who hates people and especially...
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    We get dozens of them every day in the spam...

    We get dozens of them every day in the spam filter.
    Even to addresses used by software ports only.
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