Posts by Sirius B

1) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory and Covid-19 (2) (Message 103916)
Posted 1 day ago by Sirius B
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]In the UK you are not required to carry any papers. I thought only Russia still did things like that. The only muppet in the above was the bacon.
Suggest you look into HGV rules & regulations.
A driver while at work must have all 3 cards in their possesion(Digicard in tacho) & DL photocard+dCPC card.
It is an offence not to have them in your possession..
The law requires them to carry the card as evidence that the required training has been completed and the qualification is still current. If a driver cannot produce a DQC when asked by the police or DVSA, a fixed penalty of £50 will normally be issued. The maximum penalty for failing to produce a DQC is a £1,000 fine for both driver and operator.
2) Message boards : The Lounge : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! (Message 103907)
Posted 1 day ago by Sirius B
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Re: this post Are we all (in UK) going to get a day off work to not go to the funeral?
During the national lockdown, funerals can be attended by a maximum of 30 people.
So will pomp & circumstance be an exception?
3) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory and Covid-19 (2) (Message 103899)
Posted 3 days ago by Sirius B
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Couldn't stop laughing as that reminded me when going though Heathrow after Crusader & Lionheart exercises.
In the pre-EU days, BAOR was considered outside the EEC duty zone.
Way over the limit not just with mine but carrying for others (Yeah I know risky), but being a cheeky chappie, went through the red channel.
Told them I was either under or over,about £10 explaining how I arrived at that.
No problem, paid £1 duty.
Great fun collecting dosh on the coach back to the barracks. :-)
Only did it twice though - 3rd time unlucky & didn't want to push my luck.
4) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory and Covid-19 (2) (Message 103896)
Posted 3 days ago by Sirius B
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As evidenced in various episodes of Traffic Cops.
As for young drivers (today's society), the best IMHO was Series 7 episode 9.
A young driver, quite legal docs wise got stopped & would probably have been given a verbal warning. instead he became a "barrack room lawyer".
He was stopped for not wearing a seat belt. A soon as the officer approached him, grabbed his phone & started videoing.
Gave his name & d.o.b. but refused to give his address as the police had no legal requirement for that info.
He persisted with that which earned him a trip to the nick.
There he still refused to divulge has address.
Ended up in court & fined £215.
I can't see how such muppets manage to get a qualified license.
It is a legal requirement that docs are presented if requested by a police officer, if not available to hand, one has 7 days to provide at a station.
On a stop several years ago on way to work, no arguments gave officer my license. He was a bit amazed, especially when I told him I always carry it & as I'm on way to work, also a legal requirement.
He gave me a funny look as there is no legal requirement. Had to explain that a truck driver has a legal requirement to carry 3 docs with him:
Gave him all 3. He just nodded & gave me a warning about wearing seatbelts.
Also told him that ANPR cameras don't help them if a company vehicle is being driven by a qualified or disqualified driver.. Having a license on your person saves a lot of hassle.
Job done.
No hassle.
No fine.
5) Message boards : The Lounge : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! (Message 103880)
Posted 4 days ago by Sirius B
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I prefer to buy more HDD than lower the quality, incase in the future I have a bigger or higher resolution TV to watch them on.
A very sensible option.

As you can see, no riddles, just provided the location of Artic Blast.
Surely, the same has to be true for yourself with all those HDD's.
As for paying for your TV?
LMAO,
6) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory and Covid-19 (2) (Message 103853)
Posted 5 days ago by Sirius B
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Ah, so in your world, a 12 year old can drive a 44 ton vehicle.
If they pass the test, yes. Would you rather an unlicensed adult or a licensed child drove it?
Forgot you said this?
It's amazing people don't see a problem with the government monitoring us all this closely. They have no right to know you've been born.
So you're saying that there should be no restrictions whatsoever.
How does a 12 year old be able to get licensed?
What determines that the child is actually 12?
7) Message boards : The Lounge : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! (Message 103848)
Posted 6 days ago by Sirius B
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I have one 8TB HDD in my NAS that holds several tens of thousands of files of TV series that aren't on television anymore that I'd like to keep.
An excellent reason & one I agree with.
I have several more as to why I put them on HD's.
Saves wear & tear on the DVD's.
Also much easier to locate using a media program rather than searching through a lot of disks,
However the main reason being greedy manufacturers using inferior quality disks.
Lost many due to that but fortunately managed to replace before they became unavailable.
Doesn't make us pirates.
As for compression, understand that.
Right or wrong, I've found that too much compression ruins the quality of the film.
As for storage capacity, that old chestnut rears its ugly head.
One makes do with what one has according to time, money & circumstances.
An argument that still rages in the Boinc world.
8) Message boards : The Lounge : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! (Message 103844)
Posted 6 days ago by Sirius B
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What it means is the location of the film. As for 1000's on the one hard drive?
Really?
Where can one buy such a massive storage device?
Fortunately, not everyone is a pirate.
9) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory and Covid-19 (2) (Message 103835)
Posted 7 days ago by Sirius B
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Ah, so in your world, a 12 year old can drive a 44 ton vehicle.
10) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory and Covid-19 (2) (Message 103819)
Posted 8 days ago by Sirius B
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LOL.
Great for proof of age though.
Shortly before my 18th, asked the old woman for mine. Cheeky bitch asked why I wanted it.
When I got it a month later, saw why.
I wasn't registered at birth. How she got away with that I don't know.
11) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory and Covid-19 (2) (Message 103802)
Posted 9 days ago by Sirius B
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From what I understand on the website, they use the photo from your passport so you do not need o provide a new photo.
There is a big flaw with that.
What if one renews one licence & passport in the same year but passport renewed after licence? They're both 10 year docs.
12) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory and Covid-19 (2) (Message 103798)
Posted 9 days ago by Sirius B
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1 valid UK passport
2 to be a resident of Great Britain - there’s a different service in Northern Ireland
3 to pay £14 by MasterCard, Visa, Electron or Delta debit or credit card (there’s no fee if you’re over 70 or have a medical short period licence)
4 addresses of where you’ve lived over the last 3 years
5 your current driving licence (if you do not have your licence you must say why in your application)
6 your National Insurance number (if you know it)
7 to not be disqualified from driving

2 - 6 decades
3 - No problem
4 - No problem
5 - No problem
6 - No problem
7 - No problem

Thought I'd save time & money by renewing licence online.
No chance & all because no No 1. :-(
13) Message boards : The Lounge : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! (Message 103797)
Posted 9 days ago by Sirius B
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You haven't watched it, but you have it on your computer? In that case you are like me and are running a pirate film server.
Nope, yet again.
There is a hell of a difference.
I don't make spurious claims or false accusations.
As for inaccuracies, check out the Fi in Sci-Fi.
14) Message boards : The Lounge : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! (Message 103764)
Posted 11 days ago by Sirius B
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If you've already watched that, be worried that you're more like me than you want to be.
Nope.
If you googled it, you're a bloody cheat.
Nope
Computer/Films(J)/Artic Blast (2010).
Along with several thousands more of all genres.
As for the film itself, not too bad, but in my opinion, could've got a better actress to play his daughter.
15) Message boards : The Lounge : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! (Message 103736)
Posted 13 days ago by Sirius B
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I'm beginning to think the Sci-Fi documentaries on Sony Movies were wrong. I actually watched one the other day where a hole in the ozone layer caused really cold air to appear and instantly freeze people solid.
Sounds like Artic Blast with Bruce Davison & Michael Shanks, a 2010 movie rather than a documentary.
16) Message boards : The Lounge : These are no longer with us, may they have peace. (Message 103510)
Posted 28 days ago by Sirius B
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Murray Walker 97 F1 commentator
17) Message boards : The Lounge : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! (Message 103367)
Posted 2 Mar 2021 by Sirius B
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So why do you use the same picture?
Being an avid reader who has read 1000's of books, 1 thing I have never done is...
...purchased a book because of it's cover. :-)
18) Message boards : The Lounge : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! (Message 103349)
Posted 1 Mar 2021 by Sirius B
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It is well known that assumptions are the mother of all cockups.
As for arrogance?
Really?
Mirrors are very handy items.
19) Message boards : The Lounge : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! (Message 103346)
Posted 1 Mar 2021 by Sirius B
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I'm neither admin or moderator.
So you should have stated admin when you quoted me rather than "you". :-)
20) Message boards : The Lounge : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! (Message 103340)
Posted 1 Mar 2021 by Sirius B
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If society wasn't so PC, you wouldn't keep banning me for silly little reasons.
ROFLMAO.
Hughie's Clapometer has just given an overwhelming winner.


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