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  1. I'm surprised you haven't closed a long time back jamer. It must be painful to keep coughing up and seeing so few posters or visitors. As I've said before, I've been here from almost the beginning under different names as I was banned a couple of times. (That troy fella really didn't like me) And lol, alloneword called me a C**t a couple of times hehe (probably deserved as I was being one) But in the beginning it was a great place to get software etc that was hard to find. and ironically, it's getting hard to find again with all the ISP's blocking everything. Even IPTV is going down the pan at the moment. Did you read about the big raid in all the european countries. They got to the main hub, confiscated all the equipment and 55 million illegal subscribers lost their connection.
  2. I did it a few years back. I had to pay £200 to file the complaint with county court. And another £200 when it went to court. They were found guilty in their absence and ironically, paid up the next day (including all costs) They even complained to me by email that they now had a recorded CCJ registered against them even though they paid up... and it would affect their credit rating. This was a Ltd Business and I later found out you can actually go to the .gov site and fill in a claim there and they have to power to freeze their bank accounts and stop them trading.
  3. Sounds like me and that Wanker Iain Lee. He only lets sycophants follow him. He moans on every tweet how depressed he is and how he wants to end his life and his acolytes tweet in thousands how great he is. He does this every day and back they all come 'but you are wonderful Iain' I said get some treatment and stay off twitter until you are better. - Instant block. I wouldn't buy twitter accounts - it's easy enough to open multiple gmail accounts and use each one to join twitter with a different name. Use autofil for all the different accounts and then take your pick when you log into twitter. Or did you mean buy followers? You can pay to get thousands of followers to make you look like a superstar - people will check you out and follow you because they think you have interesting things to say.
  4. The tactics used by the losing voters and politicians are as old as man itself. The divide and conquer tactic being the main one. There is a book that is called The Art of War. It was written 2000 years ago by a chinese general. It's a hard read but every chapter is on how to overcome your enemy when you are in the minority. Rule 1. cause fear and uncertainty within your enemy and friends alike. When total confusion and abject fear is present, strike hard. Ring any bells?
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    Interesting. I had a 'do' with them a year or two back. I received a parking fine for over-staying in Brighton I'd never been to Brighton. (live in Yorkshire) I contacted the people who sent the fine and they said ok, it will be rescinded But trace recovery took the money out of my account There is some strange law where these people can just take money from you without permission or you giving them bank details I got it back.
  6. Not as cheeky as that but a while ago, my nextdoor neighbor had their wifi/camera door bell stolen. They masked up and prized it off the door. Cheeky bastards. They have film of it but they had face masks on - it being halloween they weren't out of place. Before it stopped broadcasting though, the video showed them getting on two distinct bicycles. I'm keeping my eye out for those.
  7. Don't use visaprint! They advertise very cheap printing - it's bollox. They add something to the price on every turn - never mention VAT or postal charges until the final page so 500 business cards for £9.99 turns into £35.00 for basic cards. I wanted a clear company logo sticker to stick on the inside of my cars back window - just the lettering and logo to be visible I explained it carefully to them and sent the logo artwork. - what did I get? The clear parts were white, it was printed with an inkjet and you could see lines through it and worst of all the sticky side was on the back. Meaning if I used it, I would have to stick it on the outside of the window. I couldn't use it as it would have obscured my rear view vision. After much arguing and threatening and 9 months - I got my money back. I went to a local printing/graphics company and they made me 4 for £40.
  8. Virgin are no angels but their broadband is awesome. The trouble is they bundle a house phone in every package. (you can't get any package without a phone) And the phoneline is expensive Mon -Fri (no off peak or after 6 free calls) It's like a dead weight because we never use it. I often threaten to leave - tell them I can't afford it on my pension (I don't have a pension, I still work) and they always reduce the price and up my broadband speed. On 200MB at mo and aiming for the 350MB.
  9. Sorry to hear that mate It's a dilemma we've all thought about. Having seen my wifes auntie turn in to a lump of living meat with no bowel control and unable to eat or drink - so they hooked her up to a drip for food and water??? I said I don't ever want to be like that - but it happens in degrees - slowly.
  10. On Twitter, If they have 'send a direct message' turned off, then no click on the 3 dots next to 'following'
  11. Don't get me started..... I'm all for equality and peace and harmony but as soon as you give any minority equal rights - they take the p1$$. The majority have to bow to their every whim. 'Can't call em this, can't call em that' etc. Is the SL Day a bank holiday? I thought it was just a remembrance day (I'm often wrong) Here's a story from my locality that might make you wonder what this country is coming to. The council put a statement out that all their public toilets would be closed as they cost too much to maintain. Every public lav was then boarded up. They then ran a piece in the paper telling you which shops would allow you to use their bogs. These shops soon stopped that because of the - shall we say misuse. Then out of the blue, it came to light that they were building a new toilet block in town for the transgender community. (they came under pressure and buckled for fear of being called homophobic) That's building, not reopening - at a cost of 50 grand. So unless you are a bloke that wears a dress, you can't $h1t or p1ss anywhere. But it gets worse........... the LGBT+ whatever, complained that those toilets were only for males transitioning to females and there was nowhere for the ;females to males; to sh1te. So..... they added an extension for those too. (no cost has been printed) But the especially made signs that show boy to girl and girl to boy cost 5 grand So that's me and 3 neighbors annual council tax spent on 2 signs They also employ an attendant to make sure only transgenders use them. I don't know if you are a boy to girl whether you have to flash your nob to prove it or if you have a card or something. Meanwhile, 98% of the public - who pay 98% of the council tax have not got a single toilet to go on. THis cannot go on..... something has to change.
  12. A few years ago I ordered some expensive golf socks for my son inlaw as a Christmas present. They never came. I took it up with the sender and the post office. After a long drawn out affair - the sender (not ebay - an online shop) sent some more. The post office said they had delivered them and wouldn't budge from that (Nothing signed or card to where they had left it) So he got his socks and all was well in God's heaven and earth. :) 6 months later I went to the garage to get the lawn mower out for the first time that year and I noticed something fall down the back of it. Yep - the original sock box. The temptation is to say nowt.... but i'm an honest man and I do believe in karma so I emailed the seller. They thanked me for my honesty and said I could 'keep em' I was sporting some rather snazzy Pringle golf socks the next time I played. :)
  13. The term is 'auto-ranging' That means when you put the probes on live terminals, it will sense whether it's AC or DC and what voltage, usually up to 500V Unfortunately - Fluke and cheap are words that don't go together. This is the one I use on a daily basis. It's hand held and you can clip one lead on to the meter to test wherever you want - unlike the one you have shown where you have to put the meter down somewhere to test. https://www.screwfix.com/p/fluke-t5-1000-open-jaw-electrical-tester-1000v/93086
  14. I'm not a great fan of Virgin with their 3 monthly price hikes and very expensive channels - but their fibre optic internet speeds are fantastic. I have their basic 100MB and it never drops anytime of the day. d/l speed always says something like 107MB (upload is 10MB)
  15. This can be the trouble with forums. They have been popular for what....15 - 20 years and a lot of people die during those years. Wives and girlfriends are not likely to go on the deceased forums to tell everyone. I had a friend through online gaming and the associated forum. The game stopped being online but we stayed in touch He lived in Israel and over the years we became great friends celebrating kids and grandchildrens births etc. He invited me to his jewish wedding in Israel and I'm ashamed to say, I daren't go - there were missiles being lobbed over at the time. He was in the Navy and reached the rank of captain and commanded his own war ship. Then the emails stopped and he was never on google chat anymore. I scoured the net for months for information on him but nothing. I hoped he'd just stopped the chat because of his position in the IDF He had mentioned that, that might happen. Over two years later I joined twitter and found an IDF account. I asked them about my friend and they DM'd me with the sad news he had been killed by the hezbollah.
  16. Best get ya skates on then - it all ends soon, and forever. MIne was also complicated by an ex-wife. The mortgage was in joint names and I wasn't going to contact her For 1, Ive not seen her in umpteen years and she is a right cow For 2, she screwed me royally in the divorce, ending up with the house (of said mortgage) and me to pay for it for the next 20 years, I struck lucky though - even though the house/mortgage was in both our names, the building society account was just in mine. This meant they could proceed without her signing owt - or knowing about it. :)
  17. I had PPI on my mortgage with a building society that did not exist anymore. The PPI people called and wanted my case NO wonder at 30% of anything they get You might have been happy Macs with someone taking your dosh for doing 2 hours work (in your case you must have been due over 12K) I was not and told em to do one. In all honesty - I would rather get nothing than fill their pockets with my actual money. A bit of research (not hard) I found that the original building society had been bought out by the Halifax I went on the Halifax site and they had a section that just deals with PPI. I had long lost the paying in book - no online banking in those days and no idea what the account number was. All I could supply was my name and the address of the property. They had to physically go through old paperwork (from the old society) but they found it and I was paid a decent lump (with no 30% taken of) 6 months after I had been paid out, I received another cheque for £122.30 and a letter explaining that I had left £14 in an account and it had accrued interest. :) MY advice - do your own digging before letting the leeches have a go. They have no more resources than you do.
  18. Think I have been here for almost the 20 too. Been banned a couple of times so a different name these days. (Got threat of violence from an old admin - so I wound him up and he banned me lol - came back under a different name, told him who I really was - banned me again haha) When software and 'stuff was hard to get hold of - Jamers could usually come up trumps
  19. It's a Squier Fender strat copy. (made under licence from Fender.) To be honest, a serious player wouldn't touch one. They are made in China or Malaysia so the price new is a quarter of a Fender made in America. That one would be about £150 - £200 new. And the big problem with them is they warp. Sometimes only very slightly but it puts them out of tune from above the 5th fret. Don't let me put anyone off though..........they are a great 'first guitar' and you would probably never notice the few Htz out of tune. Not unless you join a band or jam with someone then if you both hit the same note there would be a horrible resonance. On the plus side, they have a beautiful action, and good amps (electronic not tube) are reasonably cheap these days and they come with all sorts of effects already dialed in. People think because it says Fender on it - it's a Fender. Squier make guitars under licence for all the top Guitar makers including Gibson.
  20. It's a bit like 'The Young Ones' episode where Rick says to the rest 'Hands up everyone who likes me' And everyone puts both arms down as low as they can :)
  21. Yay..................though we were gone forever.
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    A friend of mine uses one _not as expensive as that though. He uses it a lot for his business (builder) and flies over rooftops checking for bad/loose tiles or roof faults. He doesn't then go pestering the occupants but sends them a photograph and estimate.. He gets a lot of work from that - and happy customers as they didn't know their roof was bad. They have not had a cold caller and they have photographs of the problem.
  23. What is it you are confused about dear alloneword :)
  24. Most of you will have seen me when I was on Sky Sports being interviewed after our dog won a race - well, Iv'e got meself on it again. (possibly twice) Last year my friend phoned me, he said ' get yourself down here, they are filming 'Happy Valley' down our street. I didn't know what happy valley was - and for those that also don't, It is a popular drama on the BBC. So I went over and the film crew and actors had taken over the street where he lived. (In Halifax) I was allowed through the cordon (they had actually blocked off the street and only residents were allowed through) So we watched it all being acted and filmed from his window. It was very interesting. Anyway, they went further up the street and we came out of the house to carry on watching. I watched the episode last week and lo and behold, there is me and me mate :) stood in the background as clear as day lol. So, I'm getting to be a regular TV star these days.............lol but it doesn't end there. Last week I'm travelling to work and notice that there are hundreds of cars parked up where there are usually none. Up ahead I see 3 cop cars all askew in the road and of course I think 'oh must have been a bad accident - or even worse, a terrorist incedent' But I drive through and then notice that there are lots of people and cameras and huge arc lights and boom microphones and as people are running about they are being filmed and followed by the boom mic's. I then see a woman getting makeup put on and think to myself ' I know her face' After a while, I realised it was Sheridan Smith (her wot played Cilla and also Emma in the Royle family) I drove through the filming while it was going on, so I am very likely to be in a scene in my car.................. I made some inquiries what was going on and found out they are filming the Shannon Mathews story - you might remember about a little girl (a few years ago) that went missing from Dewsbury, west Yorkshire and the whole of Yorkshire was mobilized to try find her And it turned out she had purposely been hidden under a bed in Batley to claim the reward money The mother was jailed for deception etc and her live-in boyfriend jailed for being a nonce or peado....... But you will laugh....... the thing that impressed me the most was the 'chuck wagon' lol. They were filming for a few days so the next time I got out of the car to watch Oh man, do they feed the actors and crew well. This food wagon was as big as an artic, there were about 20 people just serving food. Full breakfasts at one end and roast joints and yorkshire puddings at the other with every food you can think of in-between. And 2 double decker busses done out with tables chairs and comfy chairs for them to go scoff it. The smell of the food was fantastic and made me feel hungry............if I'd more cheek I'd have queued up for some. So that program will be airing in summer I imagine. As a side note, I later found out that they wanted to film it all in the actual estate where it all went off but the residents (and boy is it a rough estate - a no drive through zone if you know the area) wouldn't let them. And when I say wouldn't let them..........they came out with bats and stones and anything they could get hold of and threw them at the crew when they tried to 'set up' there. lol
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