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Forum: SLC 23 February 2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 541
Views: 55,772
Posted By Richard W
I don't know if there was a car event or...

I don't know if there was a car event or something nearby, but today I saw some sort of vintage hot-rod that I can only describe as a "banger"; I have no idea what exactly it was but it was sort of a...
Forum: SLC 21 February 2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 721
Views: 61,185
Posted By Richard W
It might well be thickened with pectin rather...

It might well be thickened with pectin rather than gelatine now that you mention it.
Forum: SLC 20 February 2019, 11:23 PM
Replies: 721
Views: 61,185
Posted By Richard W
Icon24 Good question, and we do have "jelly" in the...

Good question, and we do have "jelly" in the sense you mean it, but it's different from both jam and the other form of jelly. (It's closer to the other form of jelly, perhaps).

My case study is my...
Forum: SLC 20 February 2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 541
Views: 55,772
Posted By Richard W
Hm. They seem to have significantly extended the...

Hm. They seem to have significantly extended the wheelbase as well. I'm surprised it's worth the effort...
Forum: SLC 20 February 2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 541
Views: 55,772
Posted By Richard W
I thought the VW Rabbit was the equivalent of the...

I thought the VW Rabbit was the equivalent of the VW Golf (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volkswagen_Golf) here (Wikipedia seems to agree), but that was never a pickup so far as I know... although if...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 19 February 2019, 11:31 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 19,955
Posted By Richard W
Ha, I didn't bother to white out that answer...

Ha, I didn't bother to white out that answer because I said it mostly as a joke, but it was right... I'm not sure I can really claim credit though!

1. Hieronymus Bosch.

2. I know nothing about...
Forum: Rantidote 18 February 2019, 12:45 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 46,514
Posted By Richard W
Icon24 I can believe that a cat might know when it's...

I can believe that a cat might know when it's being assessed by people and put on an extra effort to behave normally, but not that an immersion heater can do so...

(So I suppose I have to conclude...
Forum: SLC 17 February 2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 541
Views: 55,772
Posted By Richard W
Wow - I didn't know the Tesla X's did that... the...

Wow - I didn't know the Tesla X's did that... the ones I've seen have all either been parked at the curb with no owner in sight, or driving!

(Funnily enough I saw another last week on Thursday or...
Forum: Rantidote 17 February 2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 46,514
Posted By Richard W
Yes, when it comes down to it I'm not really...

Yes, when it comes down to it I'm not really annoyed at the electrician. He seemed good. I'm annoyed with myself, for having (at some point in the last three months, I think) mentally switched the...
Forum: Rantidote 17 February 2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 46,514
Posted By Richard W
I got the electrician in yesterday to look at my...

I got the electrician in yesterday to look at my failed water heaters (it's been a week or so since I noticed that they failed, but I've been away in hotels for part of that time, and can also shower...
Forum: SLC 17 February 2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 849
Views: 116,512
Posted By Richard W
It had all gone by the time I next went past......

It had all gone by the time I next went past... besides which, I'm not sure I need to be scavenging clothes of unknown origin off a pavement! I have a job now!

On my way to the corner shop just...
Forum: Rantidote 17 February 2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 46,514
Posted By Richard W
Yes, how is that not theft, or vandalism, or...

Yes, how is that not theft, or vandalism, or something at least? I don't know how headstone arrangements work in cemeteries but I'd have expected you to own the stone, even if the plot was only...
Forum: SLC 16 February 2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 849
Views: 116,512
Posted By Richard W
There had obviously been a bit of drama at my...

There had obviously been a bit of drama at my flats (or rather the block next door) last night because what looked like the whole of a man's wardrobe was scattered over the pavement and part of the...
Forum: Amusement Bark 15 February 2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 622
Views: 167,182
Posted By Richard W
After writing that last night, I realised that...

After writing that last night, I realised that they actually don't use red outlines in this context (that's reserved for indicators that somebody is about to hit you, and I can tell it's red, even...
Forum: Amusement Bark 14 February 2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 622
Views: 167,182
Posted By Richard W
I've realised that the "preorder" DLC codes apply...

I've realised that the "preorder" DLC codes apply to when the shop orders the game, not when the customer orders it. I've had preorder codes weeks after release too. The individual shops presumably...
Forum: Business Bytes 14 February 2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 347
Posted By Richard W
And you see, it's NOTHING TO DO WITH BREXIT!

And you see, it's NOTHING TO DO WITH BREXIT!
Forum: SLC 14 February 2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 30,214
Posted By Richard W
Nice! I picked mine up yesterday. Mine...

Nice! I picked mine up yesterday.

Mine aren't new prescriptions - I got them because my previous pair's frame broke - but they are the first varifocals I've had. I don't actually need them to...
Forum: SLC 14 February 2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 541
Views: 55,772
Posted By Richard W
I saw another Tesla X at the weekend, the second...

I saw another Tesla X at the weekend, the second I've seen I think. (The first must have been a year or so ago). So those are starting to be out there, although S's are still much more common here.
Forum: Rantidote 14 February 2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 46,514
Posted By Richard W
There's one at my work which I think works on a...

There's one at my work which I think works on a temperature sensor, rather than a motion sensor. But either way, once it starts flowing, the sensor is close enough to the stream of water that the...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 12 February 2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 19,955
Posted By Richard W
I don't think I'd have got any of the others at...

I don't think I'd have got any of the others at all, except number 2 (which was a guess) but I was late to it and looked at people's answers anyway.

7 is interesting:



Based on C. J. Cregg...
Forum: SLC 12 February 2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 17,069
Posted By Richard W
There was a guy behind the hotel bar last night,...

There was a guy behind the hotel bar last night, who looked as though he was in his early 20s, who had a poppy (on a stem) tattooed up the length of his inner left arm from wrist to elbow, with the...
Forum: Rantidote 10 February 2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 46,514
Posted By Richard W
Yes, my dad suggested that. Usually I only have...

Yes, my dad suggested that. Usually I only have the economy 7 one on (which comes on overnight) and I only use the booster if the water has been off while I've been away and I come back and want hot...
Forum: Rantidote 09 February 2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 46,514
Posted By Richard W
My water heater seems to have stopped working. I...

My water heater seems to have stopped working. I had enough lukewarm water to wash my hair (but not have a proper bath like I'd wanted) this morning, but now I've got to work out what's wrong with...
Forum: Fun House 08 February 2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,332
Posted By Richard W
Those are fantastic, and more surprisingly I've...

Those are fantastic, and more surprisingly I've not even heard any of them before!
Forum: Rantidote 08 February 2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 27,228
Posted By Richard W
That's one of the issues. One of the first things...

That's one of the issues. One of the first things I did when handed a copy of this document was to go through it with coloured post-it strips and stick them on each page to colour code all the...
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