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Got a new MOT yesterday on the motor, it is an old car and was sold to me by a very dear departed friend. 

Knew I needed new rear shock absorbers and had to have a rear window wiper motor fitted but unfortunately a coil spring which had broken on a front shock absorber could not be taken off the mounting as it had corroded on. Heating, WD40 just wouldn't move it so a new shock was needed which added to the cost.  Saw the offending shock with unmovable joint and it did look bad but as I always look at ensuring my 5 year old is safe it was a no brainer to get it all sorted.

Great believer in saving money and my garage has been really good to me, they had advised that the rear wiper motor would be about £170 new and if I could get one cheaper before bringing it in for it's MOT I would benefit. They had advised EBAY which I used and sourced a refurbished used wiper motor from a Swindon dealer (scrap merchant probably but with 17000 likes and 5 star rating), it cost me £14.99 including delivery.  The same motor new in Halfords was anywhere from £170 - £220. The used one was fitted and this morning it was needed as the weather has changed for the worse, it performed admirably and I am happy with myself for investing time to save the money.

 

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Just transferred another Aud$1000 (23,000 baht) to Thailand to be given to a temple that cares for children with HIV. In Australia we have a recycling scheme that pays 10 cents for every bottle a

Wasn't sure where to put this but as this is one of, if not the, first threads Phil started on the board I thought it might be fitting.   It isn't about what I'm doing but rather what Phil's wi

Some relationships strugling coz of lock down  Ours has got stronger  Just last night a woke up and she was holding a pillow over ma face to protect me from covid-19 

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30 minutes ago, Stillearly said:

Woke up this morning feeling a bit achy .. plus I have spent all my savings on Microsoft products and a framed picture of Bill Gates ... weird 😉 

You wait until you get near a 5G network, screwed me up for 3 days!

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Dragged myself out of bed early for me. 9am.

My Census dropped throught the door yesterday so I went on the Government site and completed it online. Very easy and quick.

It's pissing it down outside so no motivation to do much again apart from a walk later.

My 10 year old Probook crashed on me yesterday from over heating. The cooling fan wasn't running. Tried to strip the laptop out to clean, but gave up when I realised what was involved and I just couldn't be bothered to completely strip it. Why laptops are built this way I have no idea.

Plan B was to use my hoover on full kack against the intake and outtake vents to try to suck out any dirt and to force the fan to rotate. This worked and the fan ran noisily for a while, but has settled down to being quiet now.

The realisation that I can't expect it to run forever and with W7 now not being supported, it is perhaps time for a new one. So it's research time for a similar sized machine to meet current needs.

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10 hours ago, Phantom51red said:

Cold overnight at -23c bloody hell thats an understatement 😆 where do you live the artic circle !, when its -2 in scotland we say its friggin baltic and im freezing my balls off ! -23c oocha.

I live just north of the 60th parallel in northern Canada, about 100 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean; our weather tends to be an ongoing battle between cold arctic front and warm pacific front, and right now the arctic front is winning - it's nice to have a high pressure cell keeping our skies clear after a winter of record snowfall. Yesterday's temperature reached -4C before falling back again overnight. Our cold is a very dry one, much easier to live with than your wet UK cold and I too would probably be uncomfortable there at -2. 

For the record, I did live one year considerably north of the Arctic Circle and have no desire to repeat the experience - short, intense summer and very long, dark winter - no thanks. 

Right now, I am sitting here at 0630 and listening to the coyotes howl on the hill @200m from my house at the end of the cut-de-sac I live on - they've been doing this now for several nights in a row. 

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Getting ready to head out to the gym this morning, Sunday was fun. These 2 "heffers" were debating the Covid Vaccine Shot so everyone could hear right? One was for it, the other obviously was not and was not about to back down from her opinions. 

My buddy came over to me and asked me if I brought my 9MM Glock with me??  LOL!  Then said "You know instead of debating the Covid shot, they should both get back on the treadmill, push themselves away from the dinner table at night and stop going to Taco Bell 4 times a week"  I agree. 

I like this guy. Another day in "Man Jose" 

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Just watched a news report special on Sky, about meth in Thailand, ice and yaba.

Apparently Thailand is now the worst country in the world for meth use, they were saying a yaba tablet costs less than 1p to produce across the border, so doesn't really matter how much is caught, it's so cheap and so easy to make.

Showed you prisons full of teenagers, packed, all for meth use.

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2 hours ago, Krapow said:

Just watched a news report special on Sky, about meth in Thailand, ice and yaba.

Apparently Thailand is now the worst country in the world for meth use, they were saying a yaba tablet costs less than 1p to produce across the border, so doesn't really matter how much is caught, it's so cheap and so easy to make.

Showed you prisons full of teenagers, packed, all for meth use.

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7 hours ago, Yessongs said:

Getting ready to head out to the gym this morning, Sunday was fun. These 2 "heffers" were debating the Covid Vaccine Shot so everyone could hear right? One was for it, the other obviously was not and was not about to back down from her opinions. 

My buddy came over to me and asked me if I brought my 9MM Glock with me??  LOL!  Then said "You know instead of debating the Covid shot, they should both get back on the treadmill, push themselves away from the dinner table at night and stop going to Taco Bell 4 times a week"  I agree. 

I like this guy. Another day in "Man Jose" 

Don’t you be talking bad ‘bout Taco Bell, Willis

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14 hours ago, boydeste said:

Dragged myself out of bed early for me. 9am.

My Census dropped throught the door yesterday so I went on the Government site and completed it online. Very easy and quick.

It's pissing it down outside so no motivation to do much again apart from a walk later.

My 10 year old Probook crashed on me yesterday from over heating. The cooling fan wasn't running. Tried to strip the laptop out to clean, but gave up when I realised what was involved and I just couldn't be bothered to completely strip it. Why laptops are built this way I have no idea.

Plan B was to use my hoover on full kack against the intake and outtake vents to try to suck out any dirt and to force the fan to rotate. This worked and the fan ran noisily for a while, but has settled down to being quiet now.

The realisation that I can't expect it to run forever and with W7 now not being supported, it is perhaps time for a new one. So it's research time for a similar sized machine to meet current needs.

Bro .. just make sure you get at a minimum 16gb ( 64 gb preferably - but, that can get a little costly ) and an SSD hard drive to plop on the operating system ... good SSD drives are cheap ...

WIN10 isn't so bad once you strip out the bullshit ..  telemetry , etc.  ... I have a number of scripts I can send to you to "clean" up Win10 ... plus, there are a number of things you need to "turn off" in WIn10 and I have a cheat sheet for that as well ....

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Waiting to be picked up for my 11,30 am covid test,slightly miffed ,nurse reply we have many people test today,,hmm 😷

12,30 pm not bad,least i got my lunch down at 12,20 people tested today 10 first dose 10 on their 2nd dose.

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Just been on the phone with the volunteer co-ordinator at our local vaccination place. Could I help steward victims Saturday week?  As I was talking to her my phone bleeped with a message inviting me to get my first jab on the same day....

We agreed I'd help out in the morning, and get jabbed before I left at the end of the session. Apparently I'm one of a thousand victims that day, and 5000 in the 4 days after that.

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Enjoying the sights and sounds from the balcony in quarantine,finished breakfast,i now heat the lukewarm omlette and sausage on the elec rings,before id heat the plate,but 2 plates broke as i forgot about them,so better idea heat the food.

3 blocks in this hotel all 5 floors apart from A, 5 rooms on each floor,the 1 to left of me C block looks like all asians i can only see 10 balconys further back in the block C the balconys face the side of my block B so shit view if anyone in them,looks like 3 empty rooms out of those 10 i can see as curtains been closed chairs not moved since i arrived.Block A sticks out further to my right has 12 rooms 4  floors high,4 falalng  guys and 1 falang female,3 asians so other rooms must be empty.

Tomorrow will be a week up already,dont know why but nights seems slower,took resistance bands with me and walk 2000 steps before breakfast then workout after breaky till lunch,nap in afternoon,then online till dinner,so days pass quick.

Still waiting on results of first covid test from yesterday, im pretty sure it should be neg,but these storys of false negs and symptomatic bother me.

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Enjoying the fact that I do not have to do one of my daily morning chores...............watering the garden.

Sai does the afternoon shift.

About 6.30pm yesterday I watched Sai finish about 45 minutes of watering her many different types of vegetables, other assorted shrubs, flowers and hanging baskets. The very second she turned off the garden tap there was a clap of thunder and it commenced absolutely pissing down with rain for the first time in over a month.

We fell about laughing until we realised the strong wind was blowing rain over the wall of our patio and over a line of loungers and beds for the dogs. All hands to the pump,so to speak. 😀

Our 4 dogs hate the rain. Even though they are dry they get really miserable and lethargic. It was dry (not raining) this morning but I had a real job getting them out for their morning walk when normally they half kill me in the rush to be first out of the gate.

Hopefully it has got rid of the haze pollution for a while.

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Well, I partied my ass off all night ... met a gal I know in Ekamai ... hung out and I drank a shit load of beer , came back to my condo .... we had a blast ... problem is that when you "play you pay" ( not so much the baht ) but the brutal hang over .....

Plus, I always get out of bed at 4:30 am ... once I am past that time I cannot sleep ... my body and brain will not let me ... so, I am sitting here -- been at it all night ( she is sleeping ) ... trying to get it together ..... paying the price right now ....  it sucks!

But, it is another day .. so, I gotta make the most of it .. cowboy the f**k up !

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2 hours ago, Phantom51red said:

Still waiting on results of first covid test from yesterday, im pretty sure it should be neg,but these storys of false negs and symptomatic bother me.

Keep lucky.  I just read this report from a guy who failed a test in quarantine.  10 days compulsory hospital stay.  On the bright side, he got a refund for the unused days in his quarantine hotel!

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/33091203-post1140.html

 

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22 minutes ago, KWA said:

Keep lucky.  I just read this report from a guy who failed a test in quarantine.  10 days compulsory hospital stay.  On the bright side, he got a refund for the unused days in his quarantine hotel!

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/33091203-post1140.html

 

Just read it and presume when he states his 2nd covid test came back pos that he already asked for a repeat test as day 5 is your 1st test,his room looked ok to be honest apart from the bed and no balcony,always a worry with insurance comps glad they settled his bill for him.

Got my test results back pdf file by line nurse

At top is written sars-cov -2 : not detected.Underneath this has 2 lines

the same for 1st line as above then below that  2nd line it says sars-cov detected !  but in big black letters at top not detected, i guess id be whisked off by now or line nurse would have told me pos if it was,,ffs tho gave me  doubts for a min.

 

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On 3/10/2021 at 4:09 PM, code_slayer_bkk said:

WIN10 isn't so bad once you strip out the bullshit ..  telemetry , etc.  ... I have a number of scripts I can send to you to "clean" up Win10 ... plus, there are a number of things you need to "turn off" in WIn10 and I have a cheat sheet for that as well

Could you PM me with that or even better, post it here for everybody please?

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54 minutes ago, Phantom51red said:

Just read it and presume when he states his 2nd covid test came back pos that he already asked for a repeat test as day 5 is your 1st test . . . .

I think some places are giving you one on arrival so your first and second will be their second and third respectively.

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32 minutes ago, KWA said:

I think some places are giving you one on arrival so your first and second will be their second and third respectively.

That would make sense,you would think after your first test reading neg theres no way 2nd or 3rd could be pos as  confined to room so no contact with anyone and impossible it would seem to catch,tit tho.

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1 hour ago, Mrmango said:

Could you PM me with that or even better, post it here for everybody please?

https://github.com/svenmauch/WinSlap

This is a great tool ....

Before you run .. Create a RESTORE POINT ...

Then this is what I "disable" ...  there are still a couple I keep enabled .. but, all of these settings / configurations are useless ..... especially telemetry ... the "bloat" is useless ...

Don't disable One Drive if you use ....

These are the preferred settings I have used to "disable" these useless "services" ….

  • Disable Shared Experiences
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Plus you can use this tool to install other software if you want ...

I have used NotePad++ for years and years

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Virtual Box

TeamViewer ( I have servers in 3 locations and it is a good tool  .. I use now and then )

NETCloud Desktop

Anyway it is a pretty simple way to download ...

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https://freefilesync.org/

 

 

 

 

 

 

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9 hours ago, Phantom51red said:

That would make sense,you would think after your first test reading neg theres no way 2nd or 3rd could be pos as  confined to room so no contact with anyone and impossible it would seem to catch,tit tho.

If the first test is in the incubation period, it can be negative with the second (or even third depending on timing) being positive.

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