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« Reply #3350 on: 27 August 2019, 08:27:54 PM »
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'm not sure but if you could kindly foc off away more often I'm sure the rest of us would greatly appreciate the good weather
Brilliant idea. I'll crowdfund my next holiday, if you could all chip in. I'm thinking Maldives?  :thumbup

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« Reply #3351 on: 28 August 2019, 05:19:06 PM »

Knowing this lot the crowdfunding might stretch to a day out in Cleethorpes.


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« Reply #3352 on: 28 August 2019, 07:31:01 PM »

Knowing this lot the crowdfunding might stretch to a day out in Cleethorpes.

Hey! Theres worse places out there..... probably 🤔😅
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« Reply #3353 on: 28 August 2019, 07:43:23 PM »
As for what's getting my goat...... the foccing weather predictions in this country!! How in this day and age can the met office still not have a damn clue what the weather will be like more than 10 minutes ahead??
I'd have better lick flipping a coin than listening to the weather report.

Tonight for example all day we have been forecast 'heavy showers' from 5 till 11. So cancelled our planned ride out with my mates but here I am sat home and not a foccing drop of rain to be had!?

And this is about the 5th or 6th time this month I've either cancelled planned rides for no reason or been caught out in tropical typhoons on 'sunny' days

Honestly.... they couldn't predict night time at sunset the bunch of useless twats

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« Reply #3354 on: 28 August 2019, 11:43:10 PM »
Cleethorpes? Call that a pier?


Now this is a pier, and it's got Jamie Oliver  :pokefun


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« Reply #3355 on: 29 August 2019, 07:07:50 AM »
Cleethorpes? Call that a pier?


Now this is a pier, and it's got Jamie Oliver  :pokefun

Haha I know mate..... that's where I'm from :lol

Used to be a lot longer before several fires and boat accidents

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« Reply #3356 on: 29 August 2019, 07:09:29 AM »
Cleethorpes? Call that a pier?


Now this is a pier, and it's got Jamie Oliver  :pokefun

Haha I know mate..... that's where I'm from (Southend) :lol

Used to be a lot longer before several fires and boat accidents

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« Reply #3357 on: 31 August 2019, 09:46:02 AM »
Car indicators that are on the inside of the headlights as opposed to the outside. Always seemed a bit odd to me especially at night 
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« Reply #3358 on: 31 August 2019, 08:47:20 PM »
Car indicators that are on the inside of the headlights as opposed to the outside. Always seemed a bit odd to me especially at night 

Or the ones that are a ring around a brake light which can often be bloody hard to see if someone's braking and going to turn... :(

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« Reply #3359 on: 31 August 2019, 08:50:40 PM »
Car indicators that are on the inside of the headlights as opposed to the outside. Always seemed a bit odd to me especially at night 

Or the ones that are a ring around a brake light which can often be bloody hard to see if someone's braking and going to turn... :(
Exactly - how unbelievably stupid are these designers, think about it you moron designers - when you are braking you are very likely to also be indicating too (unless you are in a BMW or Audi )
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« Reply #3360 on: 02 September 2019, 09:54:44 PM »
As for what's getting my goat...... the foccing weather predictions in this country!! How in this day and age can the met office still not have a damn clue what the weather will be like more than 10 minutes ahead??
I'd have better lick flipping a coin than listening to the weather report.

Tonight for example all day we have been forecast 'heavy showers' from 5 till 11. So cancelled our planned ride out with my mates but here I am sat home and not a foccing drop of rain to be had!?

And this is about the 5th or 6th time this month I've either cancelled planned rides for no reason or been caught out in tropical typhoons on 'sunny' days

Honestly.... they couldn't predict night time at sunset the bunch of useless twats


Don't get me started with that lot.
BUT use their app it has a 6 hour historical rain radar so you can make your own weather forecasts with reasonable accuracy and no super computers in sight.
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« Reply #3361 on: 03 September 2019, 12:20:46 AM »
BUT use their app it has a 6 hour historical rain radar so you can make your own weather forecasts with reasonable accuracy and no super computers in sight.


I use http://meteoradar.co.uk/ which gives a 3 hour prediction of rainfall.

It's never 100% accurate (it can't be) especially with the light stuff, but it's very useful if there's a likelihood of heavy rain :thumbup

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« Reply #3362 on: 03 September 2019, 10:01:22 AM »
BUT use their app it has a 6 hour historical rain radar so you can make your own weather forecasts with reasonable accuracy and no super computers in sight.


I use http://meteoradar.co.uk/ which gives a 3 hour prediction of rainfall.

It's never 100% accurate (it can't be) especially with the light stuff, but it's very useful if there's a likelihood of heavy rain :thumbup
Similar kind of thing but I find this useful https://www.netweather.tv/live-weather/radar. Turn on the animations which help you see what may be heading your way
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« Reply #3363 on: 03 September 2019, 01:49:26 PM »
I just call the dog in and see if it's wet.  :b

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« Reply #3364 on: 03 September 2019, 03:03:08 PM »
As for what's getting my goat...... the foccing weather predictions in this country!! How in this day and age can the met office still not have a damn clue what the weather will be like more than 10 minutes ahead??
I'd have better lick flipping a coin than listening to the weather report.

Tonight for example all day we have been forecast 'heavy showers' from 5 till 11. So cancelled our planned ride out with my mates but here I am sat home and not a foccing drop of rain to be had!?

And this is about the 5th or 6th time this month I've either cancelled planned rides for no reason or been caught out in tropical typhoons on 'sunny' days

Honestly.... they couldn't predict night time at sunset the bunch of useless twats


Don't get me started with that lot.
BUT use their app it has a 6 hour historical rain radar so you can make your own weather forecasts with reasonable accuracy and no super computers in sight.


Yeah I use their app..... that's the bludy problem Haha but to be honest I only use the hourly forecast widget on my homescreen, I rarely open up the full app and use all of the functions.

Just annoys me they cant be a bit more accurate with it for at least the same day. I've literally been stood out in biblical grade rain while the met office app is predicting sun with a hint of cloud 😅

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« Reply #3365 on: 03 September 2019, 03:56:23 PM »
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I just call the dog in and see if it's wet. 
Wow a talking dog! Ask him 'what's the weather like' and he says 'rough'  ;)

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« Reply #3366 on: 03 September 2019, 09:00:34 PM »
Car indicators that are on the inside of the headlights as opposed to the outside. Always seemed a bit odd to me especially at night 

Or the ones that are a ring around a brake light which can often be bloody hard to see if someone's braking and going to turn... :(
Exactly - how unbelievably stupid are these designers, think about it you moron designers - when you are braking you are very likely to also be indicating too (unless you are in a BMW or Audi )


Now this winds me up no end. You have as much chance of seeing the ring indicators on VW's as VNA had with the smoked rear lights. Add to that the now "stylish" tiny front indicators buried in the corner of the front LED running lights and you certainly need your wits about you - nearly caught out a few times now.


Style over safety - When the feck was this a priority ?

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« Reply #3367 on: 03 September 2019, 09:22:53 PM »
Car indicators that are on the inside of the headlights as opposed to the outside. Always seemed a bit odd to me especially at night 

Or the ones that are a ring around a brake light which can often be bloody hard to see if someone's braking and going to turn... :(
Exactly - how unbelievably stupid are these designers, think about it you moron designers - when you are braking you are very likely to also be indicating too (unless you are in a BMW or Audi )


Now this winds me up no end. You have as much chance of seeing the ring indicators on VW's as VNA had with the smoked rear lights. Add to that the now "stylish" tiny front indicators buried in the corner of the front LED running lights and you certainly need your wits about you - nearly caught out a few times now.


Style over safety - When the feck was this a priority ?


Yep nissan qaqui - whatever, has them in the corner of v shaped running lights. Also some are no bigger than a matchbox. I think mine are bigger on the bike. What are the regs for them- are there even any I wonder. 
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« Reply #3368 on: 03 September 2019, 09:28:13 PM »
Thought I would have a google to see if it was just us moaning idiots but no this chap at least has the same issues https://drivetribe.com/p/stop-putting-car-indicators-in-CpSdsa-lSB6paC3Dm74hSw?iid=Uc-9yUZnR0yD87Ik3ufNmw
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« Reply #3369 on: 05 September 2019, 07:13:54 AM »
Been the first one in the office everyday and make myself a brew & my oppo who comes in 5 mins later.
one of the officers comes in today early (normally in at 8 ) flashes up his computer & says wheres my brew?
in the kettle was the reply..
apparently I have a bad attitude! ffs 
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« Reply #3370 on: 08 September 2019, 10:00:04 AM »

When you park in a virtually empty car park and the next car in squeezes right up beside you making it difficult to even open your door properly.


WTF is that all about!?. I bet a psychologist could explain that one :rolleyes
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« Reply #3371 on: 08 September 2019, 07:56:56 PM »
It's to give your car someone else to talk to

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« Reply #3372 on: 09 September 2019, 06:21:05 AM »

When you park in a virtually empty car park and the next car in squeezes right up beside you making it difficult to even open your door properly.


WTF is that all about!?. I bet a psychologist could explain that one :rolleyes


Some woman did that to my mum once, then waited for her to come out of the supermarket to then suggest my mum had damaged her car with hers.
When my neighbour who was with her, a mechanic, asked to be shown the damage he was shown yellow marks on the bodywork.
My mums car was red  :rolleyes
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« Reply #3373 on: 19 October 2019, 09:13:09 AM »
Pop Up adverts recently appearing on the Met Office Weather website. I use this site many times a day to plan my outings and they are very annoying !

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« Reply #3374 on: 20 October 2019, 12:45:35 AM »



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