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  1. verytalldave

    My new car ! ! ! ! ! ! !

    Just traded in my now old and tired W203 for something newer. Actually its just one year old a few days ago. Had for a couple of weeks now so had time to adjust to my new toy. While I loved my old 54 plate W203 - it was a nice colour and had a nice spec which included sunroof, rain sensing...
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    Windows 8.1 upgrade question

    Apologies if this is a repeat question, but here goes anyway. My son has just bought himself a nearly new laptop with windows 8.1 as its operating system. He has a free option of upgrading to windows 10. Is it a worthwhile thing to do - is 10 much better than 8.1 ?? Thanks in advance...
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    Dame Barbara Winsor

    This must be the ultimate proof that the honours system is a waste of space. Why on earth should a second rate "actress" that appeared in second rate films and second rate TV shows receive any honour ?? There MUST be far far more deserving people that should get honoured above her. I just...
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    Insulating a conservatory roof

    Has anyone here have any first hand experience of insulating a glass conservatory roof ??? My daughter and son-in-law are in the process of considering having their large conservatory heated for winter use. I have told them its best to get the roof insulated first as heat loss will be huge...
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    Fathers Day special

    :( Very special wishes to all the dads out there in MB land who for one reason or another either wont be getting a fathers day card or seeing their beloved sons or daughters today. :(
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    Comand Online Ltd COMAND in Lightwater

    My Comand screen needed replacing as it got broken by accident. Phoned the guys at Comand and they had a replacement screen in stock. Drove down there today and they quickly replaced the old broken screen for bright shiny new screen. I do believe the new screen has better resolution, better...
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    My Satnav

    Apologies if this is a duplicate post................... >MY SAT NAV. > >I have a little Satnav >It sits there in my car >A Satnav is a driver's friend >It tells you where you are. > >I have a little Satnav >I've had it all my life >It's better than the normal ones >My...
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    Smart Box recommendations

    My main lounge TV is an LCD LG 42LH2000-ZA. Its now about 3 years old and I am very happy with the TV generally. I would really like to upgrade to smart TV, but I cannot justify the cost. All I really want a smart TV for is for watching catch-up TV. I dont watch films, nor do I need it to...
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    World TV on your PC for free

    WEB TV | LIVE TELEVISION FILM VIDEO ON DEMAND SOCIAL FILMON Only downside is adverts - even on the BBC.
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    Suggestions please

    Friends........... I will shortly be the ripe age of 64. I have worked nearly all my life within an engineering design environment. Specifically the electrical/instrumentation petro-chemical industries such as oil exploration, pharmaceuticals and nuclear power generation. Sounds quite grand, but...
  11. verytalldave

    New Camera Question

    Just bought myself a new camera/camcorder. I am chuffed to bits with it. Its produces better quality results than my original Panasonic camcorder that I bought in 1988 for nearly £1300. Its got a few shortfallings, but for the most part will serve me well for several years. I have attached a...
  12. verytalldave

    Useful Mnemonics

    The only one I ever learnt and used was for the resistor colour code....... BILLY black 0 BROWN brown 1 RUNS red 2 OVER orange 3 YOUR yellow 4 GARDEN green 5 BUT blue 6 VIOLETS violet 7 GROW grey 8 WILD...
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    "Compensation" phone calls

    I am getting totally FED UP with incessant phone calls telling me that I "may" be able to claim for compensation.....etc.....etc. I get them on my home phone (even though I am ex-directory) and mobile. Up to now I have been civil and told them thanks but no thanks. I am now beginning to get to...
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    Mothers Day TODAY

    Well, in the UK........... :rock: :rock: :rock: :rock: Dont forget the little lady chaps :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  15. verytalldave

    Huge bear interupts film crew

    Bear Does Laundry : Samsung Washing Machine Commercial - Adpressive - YouTube
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    Another food scare

    Yes. Another. Only this time its really something to get worried about......see below.....
  17. verytalldave

    Well worth watching.......

    This could save a life............. "Help Me" The Secrets of using 112 on a mobile phone in an emergency/accident - YouTube By the way........this now works in over 200 countries.....not 70 as stated in the video..........
  18. verytalldave

    Excellent Seafood resturant in Chislehurst

    Just discovered this pearl of a restaurant.:bannana: For anybody living South East London / North West Kent and if you like seafood. Then give this place a try.:rock: Its excellent.:thumb: Don't be put off by the fact that its located in the old waiting room in Chislehurst railway...
  19. verytalldave

    HUGE Variation of quotes

    My 24 year old son has just got himself a very nice new (to him) car. Therefore he went on some of the comparison websites to get insurance quotes. I could not believe the variation in quotes for exactly the same data. Lowest was about £960 :thumb: Highest was just over £8100 :eek: How on...
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    Successful Milestones in your life

    SUCCESS: At age 4 success is . . . Not piddling in your pants. At age 12 success is . . .Having friends. At age 17 success is . . .Having a driver's licence...
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