** The thread for Rants & Odds and Sods **

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Re: ** The thread for Rants & Odds and Sods **

Postby Vantage » 18 Jul 2019, 10:05am

They're available in 5mm. They're available in 6mm.


So why then, can't somebody make something as simple as a friggin 4mm steel gear cable ferrule? Why? GRRR!
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Postby peetee » 18 Jul 2019, 12:22pm

Vantage wrote:They're available in 5mm. They're available in 6mm.


So why then, can't somebody make something as simple as a friggin 4mm steel gear cable ferrule? Why? GRRR!


+ 1

And while we are on the subject, why do Fibrax make their gear ferrules so thick that they get jammed into adjusters and make them impossible to rotate?
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Re: ** The thread for Rants & Odds and Sods **

Postby mercalia » 27 Jul 2019, 10:06am

compare the interests from these 2 stories of a tory govt

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-49131685

Child poverty cash handed back to Europe unspent
The UK was allocated more than £3.5m for 2014 to 2020 from the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived, to be used in projects such as child poverty, homelessness or food banks

&

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-49132477

Boris Johnson backs high-speed Leeds to Manchester rail route
In a Westminster Hall debate, former Commons leader Andrea Leadsom claimed the bill for the high-speed rail line could top £100bn


quite sickening. It seems other countries used the money to fund food banks ( oh we dont have any here I here tories say). The wont even spend money they are given for free to help the poor. One Nation?

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Postby mercalia » 8 Aug 2019, 10:18am

Get read for it -The undertaker on the comma

https://www.spectator.co.uk/2019/08/jac ... 0Rees-Mogg

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Postby 661-Pete » 8 Aug 2019, 10:28am

mercalia wrote:Get read for it -The undertaker on the comma

https://www.spectator.co.uk/2019/08/jac ... 0Rees-Mogg
The irony! Creep-Smog rails against the "Oxford Comma". But he wants England to leave the EU with No-Deal, and by corollary align itself more closely with the US of A.

But it's American English that mostly uses the Oxford Comma - British English tends to avoid it. For more info see here.

What's he going to do?

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Re: ** The thread for Rants & Odds and Sods **

Postby Vantage » 13 Aug 2019, 10:48am

Vertically drilled seatstay bridges.
Why? Just why? AAAAAAARRRRRRRGGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!

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Re: ** The thread for Rants & Odds and Sods **

Postby mercalia » 16 Aug 2019, 7:03am

David Schwimmer lookalike jailed for Blackpool thefts

He was then sentenced by Judge Sara Dodd, who told him he had an “appalling criminal history” and that he was “an habitual thief”.

Husseini, an Iranian national, has 32 previous convictions for 60 offences since 2008, including 27 offences for theft and dishonesty.


Why isnt he being deported? I bet he wouldnt dare behave that way in Iran?

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/201 ... ool-thefts

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Postby Cugel » 16 Aug 2019, 9:16am

mercalia wrote:David Schwimmer lookalike jailed for Blackpool thefts

He was then sentenced by Judge Sara Dodd, who told him he had an “appalling criminal history” and that he was “an habitual thief”.

Husseini, an Iranian national, has 32 previous convictions for 60 offences since 2008, including 27 offences for theft and dishonesty.


Why isnt he being deported? I bet he wouldnt dare behave that way in Iran?

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/201 ... ool-thefts


Fine font manipulation, that! 7/10.

For the sentiments of the post, 0/10. :-)

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Postby Tangled Metal » 16 Aug 2019, 10:18am

Anyone know if schwimmer look alike would even me safe if deported? Quite possible he's got asylum over here. If so he sentiments of the font size primadonna might be ill advised. Do we want to be known as a nation that deport people to face human rights abuse and possibly torture or death? We're not America yet don't you know?! :wink:

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Postby mercalia » 16 Aug 2019, 2:12pm

Cugel wrote:
mercalia wrote:David Schwimmer lookalike jailed for Blackpool thefts

He was then sentenced by Judge Sara Dodd, who told him he had an “appalling criminal history” and that he was “an habitual thief”.

Husseini, an Iranian national, has 32 previous convictions for 60 offences since 2008, including 27 offences for theft and dishonesty.


Why isnt he being deported? I bet he wouldnt dare behave that way in Iran?

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/201 ... ool-thefts


Fine font manipulation, that! 7/10.

For the sentiments of the post, 0/10. :-)

Cugel


explain? With so many offences couldnt care less if he gets his hands cut off in Iran for his thieving

(can we have a colour that changes from one colour to another? and maybe a font size that does the same from normal to large & back?)

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Re: ** The thread for Bleats Rants & Odds and Sods **

Postby brynpoeth » 17 Aug 2019, 8:38am

I hate people who unnecessarily use hot water to wash their hands, and who leave the tap running even when using cold water
I just run the water for a moment to wet my hands, then for two moments to rinse them
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Postby reohn2 » 17 Aug 2019, 8:46am

mercalia wrote:compare the interests from these 2 stories of a tory govt

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-49131685

Child poverty cash handed back to Europe unspent
The UK was allocated more than £3.5m for 2014 to 2020 from the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived, to be used in projects such as child poverty, homelessness or food banks

&

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-49132477

Boris Johnson backs high-speed Leeds to Manchester rail route
In a Westminster Hall debate, former Commons leader Andrea Leadsom claimed the bill for the high-speed rail line could top £100bn


quite sickening. It seems other countries used the money to fund food banks ( oh we dont have any here I here tories say). The wont even spend money they are given for free to help the poor. One Nation?

Nail,head ,on!
BoJo 'backs' high-speed rail link sure enough,he's currently up and down the country promising money to all and sundry.
Whether it actually gets spent on those promises is anyone's guess but I'm not holding my breath,not on the promises of such a liar as he.
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Re: ** The thread for Rants & Odds and Sods **

Postby mercalia » 22 Aug 2019, 12:52pm

What the heck is a skeuomorph

This video from the BBC claims to tell you but after the end still not told or enlightened?

https://www.bbc.com/ideas/videos/what-i ... e/p07l4kb5

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Postby Cugel » 22 Aug 2019, 1:47pm

mercalia wrote:What the heck is a skeuomorph

This video from the BBC claims to tell you but after the end still not told or enlightened?

https://www.bbc.com/ideas/videos/what-i ... e/p07l4kb5


An object having the appearance but not the actuality of a different form of object. For example, A Tory MP is a skeuomorph of the RSO (Representative Shaped Object) type in that it looks and sounds like someone representing the interests of it's constituents but is in fact merely self-seeking albeit sometimes via the pleasuring of some oligarch or other.

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Postby brynpoeth » 22 Aug 2019, 7:36pm

Had to press the button to hold up the mortons four times
Changed to green for me but a blind truck driver emerging from a yard went right through, pressed again
An ambulance with blues and twos stopped me cycling across, pressed again
Went green for me, cycled across, the phase is so short one may press the button on the other side as one goes by, to help the next PoB who comes along to save time
A bus cowboy saw me press the button after crossing, blew his horn, made a rude gesture, I returned the compliment. Resolved to blow a kiss if that happens again :wink:
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