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Message 84324 - Posted: 9 Jan 2018, 23:32:36 UTC

There's nothing quite like crawling to the toilet on your hands and knees wrapped in a duvet. Hope you and Holly are feeling better soon Ageless.
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Message 84336 - Posted: 10 Jan 2018, 8:03:30 UTC
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Could use some air. Slept 3.5 hours before the coughing started again. Oh well, at least gives me time to scan the WD disk and see if there's anything recoverable on there.

Edit: total scan is going to take over 44 hours.
Uhm... let me use the next 10 hours to copy that 447GB of series from a backup drive onto the NAS instead. :)
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Message 84341 - Posted: 10 Jan 2018, 22:21:15 UTC

What's the etiquette when the pub quiz caller gets the question wrong?

Answer - Bristol. Question - Which city's concert hall has been renamed from colson colston because of slave trade connotations?

I don't do the quiz, because you need a team to catch the sport and pop music questions - so I just had a quiet word as I left in the pizza break.
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Message 84344 - Posted: 11 Jan 2018, 14:17:19 UTC

Needful thing #2: if you're going to build a brand-new house (date stone 2012) into a 240 year old canal bank, check that it's not leaking first. Or at least while you build.
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Message 84644 - Posted: 3 Feb 2018, 17:24:47 UTC

When do you know your mind isn't with it?
I just came to my car, was going to the store for a quick shopping spree as I am lacking certain ingredients for dinner... turned the key, nothing. Not even a click.
Dead battery.
Found I'd left my lights on. And those are the new LED ones which with their white light are almost impossible to see you've left on, unless it's dark. It wasn't dark when I got back yesterday. Am now waiting for the AAA to give me a visit, in 30 to 45 minutes. Hope they're on time, the store is open till 8pm, if I am not mistaken. :)
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Message 84647 - Posted: 3 Feb 2018, 19:38:10 UTC - in response to Message 84249.  

Sorry you're not feeling well Ageless, mom always said blow your nose, at least if the nose was stuffed, and clean your hands, turns out viruses can live for a bit outside the body.

Get well soon.
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Message 84648 - Posted: 3 Feb 2018, 19:47:27 UTC - in response to Message 84644.  

When do you know your mind isn't with it?
I just came to my car, was going to the store for a quick shopping spree as I am lacking certain ingredients for dinner... turned the key, nothing. Not even a click.
Dead battery.
Found I'd left my lights on. And those are the new LED ones which with their white light are almost impossible to see you've left on, unless it's dark. It wasn't dark when I got back yesterday. Am now waiting for the AAA to give me a visit, in 30 to 45 minutes. Hope they're on time, the store is open till 8pm, if I am not mistaken. :)

Ugh, dead batteries...

Here My friends don't like the bluish headlights, and I don't either, too glaring.

Both Outer Tie Rods and My rear struts are going to be replaced, by a neighbor, for free, it's His hobby, as He never asks for payment, and He does not like the idea of a car repair place asking $208.42 and $208.00 respectively for those 2 repairs, and yes I already have the parts, He said I'll need an alignment afterwards, but I'm not going to do this until after some electrical breakers get here that I ordered for My house(15Amp[part of kitchen], 50Amp[gas furnace], and 40Amp[future level2 charging point for a Bolt]), then I can get the work done, but then He's only available on weekends.
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Message 84649 - Posted: 3 Feb 2018, 21:22:06 UTC - in response to Message 84644.  

AAA or ANWB?
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Message 84650 - Posted: 3 Feb 2018, 22:31:03 UTC - in response to Message 84649.  

Well, neither. I used AAA for convenience so the English folk would know what I was talking about. And it was easier to type than Suzuki Mobility Service, it's a free service my garage gives. 24/7, all over Europe. Unless there's really something broken that needs replacement, most trouble fixes they give are free.

As for the LED lights, I like them as they shine really far. Only thing is, as I found out, during the day - nearly invisible. Also in snow, useless.
And as I explained to my brother tonight, I do have an audial warning when I leave my lights on, but that's done via a switch that clicks on when the door opens. It'll also give a beep when the key is still in the ignition, and it'll turn the cabin light on. Problem is, the switch intermittently gets stuck, so all those things then don't happen.

But okay, I got the boost from the battery starter, and drove for 30 minutes before going to the store. Added an extra 15 minutes to it after going to the store. So the battery's full again.
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Message 84651 - Posted: 4 Feb 2018, 0:49:07 UTC

Was it parking lights you left on? Because pretty much every car in [long length of time] cuts the power to everything when you remove the ignition key. I can't understand how such a thing would be an issue in this day and age.
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Message 84658 - Posted: 4 Feb 2018, 8:00:34 UTC
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It's a Suzuki Swift from 2001, it doesn't do that. It'll give a continuous beep when you leave your lights on when you remove the key and the door is open, and an intermittent beep for leaving the key in the ignition with the door open. But as I said, both only work when the switch down in the doorframe clicks back out. When it's stuck, it won't do all that. So something for the garage.

But with Holly's heart rehabilitation taking up my Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, and mom's grocery shopping Tuesday, there's not much leeway.

Edit: it was the low beam lights.
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Message 84667 - Posted: 5 Feb 2018, 5:40:25 UTC

45 minutes of drive may not be a full charge. Might be only 1/2 charge. Suggest if you have a trickle charger, give it several hours of charge. Then get it tested at a shop. Lead Acid batteries really don't like 100% discharges unless they are built as deep cycle batteries. Might have taken a good chunk of lifetime off it.
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Message 84669 - Posted: 5 Feb 2018, 8:05:13 UTC - in response to Message 84667.  

It'll get enough load the following days, lots of driving on the agenda. Will have to, as winter has finally arrived, so I am keeping an eye on that.
Don't have a loader of any kind, is difficult as well as not the right neighborhood to leave anything outside without armed guards. ;-)

But thanks for the warning. Since I have to go to the garage anyway for that switch, I'll ask them what my best course of action is. I only changed the battery last year, but don't mind to do so again. Last year I had a flat battery as well, but that was 'normal' as it had a best before date of 2009... :)
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Message 84674 - Posted: 5 Feb 2018, 13:04:02 UTC - in response to Message 80007.  
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Four possible reincarnations, huh?
All the people that could confirm or deny those 4 are either in one of the listed states and don't remember, or can remember and are proudly telling anybody who will listen that they know the answer to what happens when we die, but they are ignored because the rest of us think they are nuts. Truth be told some things on that list are probably correct and not mutually exclusive either.[/quote]
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Message 84675 - Posted: 5 Feb 2018, 15:26:08 UTC - in response to Message 84669.  

Since I have to go to the garage anyway for that switch, I'll ask them what my best course of action is.
The garage measured the condition of the battery, it's fine. It was over 90% charged, I saw the value myself. It's a Calcium battery (Ca/Ca).
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Message 84725 - Posted: 9 Feb 2018, 14:49:50 UTC
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On the 17th of September last year, at 20:16:04 UTC, I mentioned a former sin of mine. I've now learned that, were all UK residents to read it, a significant portion of them would think I'd eaten elephant.

As we have a few of them dotted about the place, I feel it is a needful thing I let them know that have never eaten elephant.

Thank you.

edit: I hope the battery issue is all fixed now :)
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Message 84726 - Posted: 9 Feb 2018, 16:07:08 UTC - in response to Message 84725.  

Is this a new way of getting people to intently re-read those walls of text they skipped/skimmed over the last time around? :)
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Message 84727 - Posted: 9 Feb 2018, 18:29:43 UTC

...I just wait for the summary to come along
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Message 84728 - Posted: 9 Feb 2018, 18:31:17 UTC

Settling down to watch Michael Portillo visiting the seismology department of UC Berkeley as part of his latest Great American Railroad Journey.
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Message 84729 - Posted: 9 Feb 2018, 20:54:01 UTC - in response to Message 84727.  

...I just wait for the summary to come along

Someone went through Annies posting history, saw the word "elephant" and "eat" in the same comment. Thus, they put two and two together to add up to 5.328563, got triggered and sent an angry PM about extinction of animals or summut.

The end.
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