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    Established TDF Member Energy58's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by notdeadyet View Post
    I watched someone drive into the trench being dug for gas repairs yesterday afternoon. They managed to not see about half a dozen signs that were up, the temporary traffic lights or the wall of cones. Luckily for them the contractor had only broken out the road surface and the hole was about 6" deep or it would've been full Ozzy Man Destination F**ked. Best part was they did it at walking pace.
    I have seen two cars ignore the stop/go boards at either end of a roadworks that reduced the road to a single lane; they then drove at normal speed straight into each other head on as they each expected the other to get out of the way! I did a 3-point turn and found another route as they are probably still arguing about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay_Benson View Post
    You should try working trackside when there are trains flying by you at 125mph. They don’t veer towards you but they are virtually silent until they are very close. The powers that be stopped work next to live tracks being allowed in most cases.
    Having been on both live motorways and lineside. motorways are scarier.
    those idiots can drive their cars in all directions - I've a photo somewhere of a car that drove through the cones on our works to replace the barriers on the M5, it dropped into the excavation and rolled onto it's roof.

    When you're driving alongside the vario barrier on a roadworks, remember the barrier is designed to deflect back 1.2m when struck by a vehicle - notice the number of operatives standing closer than that to the barrier.

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    We've just joined what is probably the most landlocked boat club in the UK.
    Stafford Coastal Cruising Club.
    And I'm fairly certain they are actually a boat club, not involved in any other kind of cruising.
    "...are we human, or are we diver?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noggin the Nog View Post
    We've just joined what is probably the most landlocked boat club in the UK.
    Stafford Coastal Cruising Club.
    And I'm fairly certain they are actually a boat club, not involved in any other kind of cruising.
    "Fairly certain." ???
    Paul.
    If God had meant us to breathe underwater, he would have given us larger bank balances.
    Human beings were invented by water as a means of moving itself from one place to another.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steelemonkey View Post
    "Fairly certain." ???
    Yeah, haven't actually been to a club event/meeting yet, so could be in for a surprise.
    "...are we human, or are we diver?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noggin the Nog View Post
    Yeah, haven't actually been to a club event/meeting yet, so could be in for a surprise.
    Imagine their surprise when they meet you.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay_Benson View Post
    Imagine their surprise when they meet you.....
    Turns up with his collection of billhooks..................
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    Just before bedtime yesterday. Our cockerel started screeching. Went outside and our 6 month old dog ran towards us with something in her mouth. A rather battered and de-feathered chicken was let go. Mrs MarkA gave the dog a severe telling off. The still alive chicken was put in the shed for safety. This morning the mother in law decided the chicken should be retired. Guess it will be in the pot tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkA View Post
    Just before bedtime yesterday. Our cockerel started screeching. Went outside and our 6 month old dog ran towards us with something in her mouth. A rather battered and de-feathered chicken was let go. Mrs MarkA gave the dog a severe telling off. The still alive chicken was put in the shed for safety. This morning the mother in law decided the chicken should be retired. Guess it will be in the pot tomorrow.
    Almost Civet Chicken. Not quite, but could've been.
    "...are we human, or are we diver?"

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    I have just barely managed to crawl out of a black hole.
    A couple of months ago we bought a Japanese imported Toyota Alphard. Absolutely brilliant in every way..... Except the big screen which controls the radio and satnav is all in Japanese. And the radio only covers Radio 2 (Argghh) because it does 76 - 90Mhz. The GPS doesn't work because the Japanese system is different that ours (why?? How??). It's no big problem really, there's an app on the phone that, when you point the camera at it, translates the stuff on the dash and screen to English and you soon get used to what each button does. It's slightly annoying that a Japanese voice tells you to, probably, "Do a U turn at the next available place" when you turn on the ignition. Thankfully silent for the rest of the journey.
    So, on a whim I googled replacement head units (Oh, missus) thinking that it would be a niche market. But no. There's millions of them. for every car you ever could imagine. Android OS, 9 or 10 inch screens that plug straight into all the cables that are already there. Integrate with CAMBUS etc. And they surely must cost a fortune?? Nope, cheap as chips comparatively - from Aliexpress of course, although premium brands exist and can be had from Amazon, etc.
    It's a whole world of stuff that I had no knowledge of.


 

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