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Saint posted:

Pipe tobacco is all about taste and rarely about nicotine.

So you'll find pipe tobacco is made with smell/taste in mind - it shouldn't be inhaled, so its not about simply a nicotine hit.

Often pipe tobacco is flavoured too - not sure why more cigs aren't, tbh

I can go weeks without using my pipes

I didn't know that, ta Sainty  

FM
Enthusiastic Contrafibularities posted:
Saint posted:
Sprout posted:

So are you saying smokers or non smokers annoy you Saint?

Non smokers ... being a pipe smoker myself, thank you

Pipe smoke actually is not bad as a smell whereas cigarette smoke really os quite disgusting and tightens my throat.

Why does pipe smoke smell so much better?

'Cause they use more deodorant? 

Moonie
Carnelian posted:

I might have written this before, but computers!  When you first buy them they're super fast yet over time end up being as clapped out and infuriating.  So despite being multiples of times faster (according to spec) than your previous computer, still end up being just as slow.

Having spent more years than I care to remember working in electronics and computing in many different disciplines there is one thing I tell people who ask me that question, computers are a bit like cars, there need regular maintenance.

 

By that I mean at least once a year I completely rebuild the operating system from scratch. Start a fresh if you like.

 

The very act of using your computer online collects all sorts of garbage along with all the bits of software people install some of which gets used once and never again.

 

The action of deleting and adding files also fragments  the drive meaning it takes a little longer for the OS to find and present apps and files.

 

I also believe there is a built in obsolescence, they want you to update and upgrade, but I have just taken a four year old i3 proc based computer, added an SSD and maxed out the memory, installed Win7 Ultimate and it runs like a dream. A 120gb SSD can be has for as little as ÂĢ32 these days. I got the memory from Crucial cheaply too.

Enthusiastic Contrafibularities

Arrgghhhh!!!! I hate - truly hate the way pathetic councils desperately try to make us believe their area is "on the map" or "the place to be".

Case in point - Tour de Yorkshire (or something) passed through Middlesbrough (apparently) and cue those sad 'councillors' banging on about how this was a great way to showcase what Middlesbrough has to offer.

What does it have to offer exactly? You're clutching at straws in a feeble hope that anyone will believe you.

Middlesbrough is a chemical dustbin - accept it.

 

Oh and Metro Radio's regular sound bite,

"The North East - the greatest place in the world"

 

Do me a favour 

Saint
Saint posted:

Arrgghhhh!!!! I hate - truly hate the way pathetic councils desperately try to make us believe their area is "on the map" or "the place to be".

Case in point - Tour de Yorkshire (or something) passed through Middlesbrough (apparently) and cue those sad 'councillors' banging on about how this was a great way to showcase what Middlesbrough has to offer.

What does it have to offer exactly? You're clutching at straws in a feeble hope that anyone will believe you.

Middlesbrough is a chemical dustbin - accept it.

 

Oh and Metro Radio's regular sound bite,

"The North East - the greatest place in the world"

 

Do me a favour 

 

Baz

Oddly enough Middlesbrough and the surrounding area produces engineers who built the world and we have people based all over running chemical and oil companies. This links in with today's annoyance although I've done it before under different circumstances. The gadje who lived near me runs his own engineering company in Holland and designs and supplies various pipe work and utilities for the above industries. They decided to buy a farm out in the sticks. I happen to know that they spent  a fortune on their five bedroom house. It was structurally sound and everything was top notch. I saw it empty before it was sold. You could move straight in and not have to do a thing.

Why oh why oh why do people spend so much time looking for the ideal house, find it then go backwards and forwards deciding if it really is ideal, buy it (three weeks ago) then spend time pulling bits out and making banging noises 4711? 

Still haven't moved in.

 

Garage Joe
Garage Joe posted:

Oddly enough Middlesbrough and the surrounding area produces engineers who built the world and we have people based all over running chemical and oil companies. This links in with today's annoyance although I've done it before under different circumstances. The gadje who lived near me runs his own engineering company in Holland and designs and supplies various pipe work and utilities for the above industries. They decided to buy a farm out in the sticks. I happen to know that they spent  a fortune on their five bedroom house. It was structurally sound and everything was top notch. I saw it empty before it was sold. You could move straight in and not have to do a thing.

Why oh why oh why do people spend so much time looking for the ideal house, find it then go backwards and forwards deciding if it really is ideal, buy it (three weeks ago) then spend time pulling bits out and making banging noises 4711? 

Still haven't moved in.

 

 

Did you manage to see any of the Tour De Yorkshire GJ?

 

It's really seems to be build up a good reputation. The French chap from Tour De France was over again and is very encouraging and complimentary about the event.

 

I do like the way they change the route ands move it around so that the same old places don't feature each time.

 

Enthusiastic Contrafibularities
Garage Joe posted:

Yes! The tour went through my home town. I flashed off about eighty photos. I put a couple on m'facebook page. I think Baz has seen them. When I returned home I saw myself on the five hour prog I had recorded and also the highlights.

The whole thing was so impressive, well organised, and well supported.

Really pleased you enjoyed it. I heard it drew in around 2 million spectators over the event.  A bit of TV fame. 

 

I know so many cyclists in Sheffield now, you can't move for them. 

 

You should post a couple of choice pictures in the 365 thread.

 

Enthusiastic Contrafibularities

I would have loved to put a few fer-ters on the stickie. It's such a hassle remembering how to log into photobucket, upload, and then transfer.

Am I right in thinking VIP peepil can load direct from their phone? Is anyone prepared to tell me how easy it is to subscribe or how they subscribed. I have always been quite wary meself like.

Garage Joe
velvet donkey posted:
Garage Joe posted:

I would have loved to put a few fer-ters on the stickie. It's such a hassle remembering how to log into photobucket, upload, and then transfer.

Am I right in thinking VIP peepil can load direct from their phone? Is anyone prepared to tell me how easy it is to subscribe or how they subscribed. I have always been quite wary meself like.

I used a visa debit card no probs.

 

 

Thanks!

Garage Joe

TV progs disclaimers:

"If you've been affected by any of the issues raised in this programme . . ."

 

Should be (especially after EastEnders):

 

"If you've been affected by any of the hate and spite contain within this nasty programme or any of the unnecessary fear we've caused you ... then here's the number of the Samaritans"

Saint
Garage Joe posted:

I would have loved to put a few fer-ters on the stickie. It's such a hassle remembering how to log into photobucket, upload, and then transfer.

Am I right in thinking VIP peepil can load direct from their phone? Is anyone prepared to tell me how easy it is to subscribe or how they subscribed. I have always been quite wary meself like.

 

I use www.postimage.org and find it quick, free and simple.

 

All my personal pictures are posted using it.

 

If you want a tutorial I'm more than willing.

 

Enthusiastic Contrafibularities

Have you seen the latest train advert - what a joke.

 

"Together ... who knows what we could achieve"

 

What exactly do they mean? Nothing - that's what!!

It's nonsense talk that sounds good but means nothing.

Listen to the woman claiming she is 'non binary' - she talks loads but when you listen she's saying almost nothing concrete.

Same with this utterly ludicrous train advert.

Saint
Saint posted:

Have you seen the latest train advert - what a joke.

 

"Together ... who knows what we could achieve"

 

What exactly do they mean? Nothing - that's what!!

It's nonsense talk that sounds good but means nothing.

Listen to the woman claiming she is 'non binary' - she talks loads but when you listen she's saying almost nothing concrete.

Same with this utterly ludicrous train advert.

 

Adverts!

 

They are one of my pet hates, trying to sell you stuff with scant regard for the truth but keeping it just under the watchdog radar.

 

How about "fights the 5 signs of ageing"? Who the hell decided on 5? Nivea that's who. I bet there are really only 3 and 5 is used to scare more women into buying their overpriced useless products.

Enthusiastic Contrafibularities