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For Sale & Wanted / Train ticket London to York Thursday 5 May
« on: 01 May 2016, 09:22:38 pm »
Bought but no longer needed. Yours for my expenses i.e. cost of stamp or bus fare to hand deliver. It's a single ticket on the 13:08 from Kings Cross in the 'quiet' coach (although there's always free seats elsewhere on the train if you prefer).

General / Re: Hmmmmmmmm
« on: 02 October 2015, 02:46:04 pm »
No, we modernised and had taps installed :thumbup

Messages for Users / Re: Consultor
« on: 02 October 2015, 10:48:59 am »
:lol np

ps did you know there's a new sub-sub-version of SMF out?

General / Re: Eclipsed this morning
« on: 30 September 2015, 12:16:21 pm »
Great photos both of you - should've stuck them on the Front Page forum :thumbup

General / Re: Sneaky speed trap
« on: 30 September 2015, 12:12:58 pm »
Harry, are you part of the police or did you just notice these vans yourself? Because if the latter then surely it's better to get very unobservant drivers off the road for a few months (through points) than to slow them down for one afternoon?

Introduction / Re: I might be back too!
« on: 17 September 2015, 08:35:12 pm »
Hello. You may not know this but foc-u changed boards a few years ago. All the old posts are at

There's a sprocket nut thread in its Archive board (near the bottom).

Actually, you could look through the archive to see if you find any of your old posts and therefore your username!

Front page / Re: White collar Boxing
« on: 17 September 2015, 06:10:53 pm »
Nice one :thumbup

General / Re: Surely not even foc-u can help me here
« on: 09 September 2015, 09:23:10 pm »
Well I never knew it was a cover. Love the devil's laughter :lol

General / Re: Surely not even foc-u can help me here
« on: 09 September 2015, 01:56:42 pm »

And in case anyone's interested, the track's from their 1980 album Demolition:

Anyone else get it?

General / Re: Surely not even foc-u can help me here
« on: 09 September 2015, 10:35:08 am »
 :rollin Brilliant, can't believe that worked  :lol  Well done for figuring out my dodgy instructions for the keyboard site and blimey o'riley well done for recognising the tune.

Thanks for the videos :thumbup I trawled through loads of Girlschool videos yesterday but by luck not that one.

Good to hear it again after all these years - I was head banging but my hair hasn't lasted as well as theirs  :lol

One last question: is that Wayne Rooney in joebloggs' video at 14seconds??

General / Surely not even foc-u can help me here
« on: 08 September 2015, 11:09:37 pm »
Got a tune on my brain, from late 70s or early 80s. Not sure if it's really famous (like ACDC or something) and I'm being dense or someone obscure (like Girlschool, remember them?).

Anyway, seeing as a tune cannot be described in writing, here's the next best thing: an online keyboard  :eek

If you have a second (and are knocking on a bit) would you please copy this string of letters (i.e. highlight then then right-click copy):
reqlk  h h  reqlk  h h  reqlk kkkkl llllh

Then go to

On that screen should be a keyboard. Above it is some buttons, click 'Clear' then paste into the box above that. Then click the green 'Play' button - it's the only bit of the song I can remember and I'm not sure about the third bit.

So... name that song!!!

General / Re: Not sure I would call this fair justice.
« on: 23 July 2015, 10:00:38 am »
Motorists killing and avoiding jail is more common than you'd think.

A driver has been found guilty of killing a biker down here

Hopefully the Judge will see fit to lock the idiot up...

Of course not.

"Driver Philip Stocks who killed much loved biker Carol 'Bubbles' Carr walks free from court"

General / Re: Not sure I would call this fair justice.
« on: 19 June 2015, 08:58:36 pm »
Motorists killing and avoiding jail is more common than you'd think. This is from yesterday.

Then there are many many cases where drivers have ploughed into some poor sod but are cleared because of low sun / poor visibility / wet roads etc.

And then there are cases where a jury of drivers have cleared another driver even though the evidence so obviously points to death by dangerous driving.

Oh what's the point.

General / Re: sneaky speed scamra's.
« on: 19 June 2015, 08:35:33 pm »

In all* other areas of crime there are under cover operations so why not speeding?

That's what really annoys me about it. If it's NOT about safety, don't say it is.

Yes fair enough. "Safety" was presumably some spin doc's invention, the dicks. I always thought the yellow gatsos should be called "Are you paying attention" cameras which nobody could argue with.

General / Getting money out of Spain
« on: 19 June 2015, 07:14:32 pm »
Seeing as a few of you have Spanish properties / live in Spain...

Someone I know has money in an account at a Spanish bank. He's now living in London and would like a UK bank account so that he can have a debit & credit card in GBP.

Today we went to Santander (the bank, not the place) and they said that money could be transferred from Santander in Spain but, like money transferred from any other bank in the world, there would be charges to pay.

So is there a way to get money transferred without or with minimal charges?

General / Re: sneaky speed scamra's.
« on: 19 June 2015, 06:59:27 pm »
I've never really understood the argument that all cameras should be highly visible. If you go to the Notting Hill Carnival they have visible policemen which keeps people lawful within a certain radius of them, but you bet there are undercover cops around for when the uniforms are out of sight. And you wouldn't lower the mugging rate with only uniformed police - they would just rob people somewhere else; you need undercover police to actually catch them.

In all* other areas of crime there are under cover operations so why not speeding?

ps it's probably futile to say that I don't a fight I just want it explained, but there it is.


General / Re: Election
« on: 10 May 2015, 12:47:33 pm »
No I think that is why they lost. When all the undecideds and barely-interesteds went to the polls, what would they have had in mind? The 'fact' that Ed was a loser geek, who couldn't eat a bacon sandwich, who was week and would get overrun by the SNP, that the crash happened because of Labour borrowing, that Ed has a funny nose and a funny voice, etc etc etc etc.

You can get away with a bad press with a small electorate - Ken Livingstone had unrelentingly bad press and still became London Mayor, and as an independent candidate at that!

But on a national level people don't care enough to look past what they read in the paper.

Any leader has people bitching about them. What makes you think that it was any worse under Ed? Did you read it in the papers?

General / Re: Election
« on: 09 May 2015, 11:07:12 pm »
Why Labour lost:
Ed stood up to the press over phone hacking. They don't forgive you for that sort of thing.

General / Re: Election
« on: 09 May 2015, 11:05:09 pm »
The debt:

went up about 60% under Labour pre-crash
So using these figures the best period was when Brown was chancellor as during those 10 years the debt only increased by 60% :eek

ONLY increased by  :eek those 10 years were the boom time there should of been zero borrowing   
Aye. It's doubly disappointing because they started off by paying off the debt, but after 2002 it started rising again.

Incidentally he started off saying "No more Tory boom and bust" because in the 80s and 90s there were a few of them (small by present standards). But after a few years he dropped the word "Tory" and had to borrow to keep the economy from contracting and thereby making him wrong :rolleyes

General / Re: Election
« on: 09 May 2015, 10:56:50 pm »
Who was chancellor when they tied us to the ERM, markets made a fortune
Norman Lamont.

General / Re: Election
« on: 09 May 2015, 10:52:20 pm »
Electoral PR:

Perhaps the Greater London Assembly is a good example. We get 2 votes, one for a local candidate, who is elected using traditional first-past-the-post for that constituency. There are 14 constituencies and therefore 14 Assembly Members elected that way.

The other vote is for the party and is London-wide. 11 more Assembly Members are allocated this way. They are allocated so that the overall number of seats for each party is in proportion with the London-wide vote.

It's much simpler than I've explained it!!!

In practice the current assembly's *constituency* members are Labour and Conservative, whereas the *London-wide* members are Lab, Con, LibDem and Green. The next election is 2016 and presumably we'll get some UKIP members from the London-wide ballot.

It is easy to understand (when explained properly) and it is useful to be able to vote in this way i.e. pragmatically in the constituency vote and from the heart in the London-wide one.

If this were adopted for Westminster elections we would have perhaps 400 constituencies, then the remaining 250 MPs would be allocated using a UK-wide party ballot.

I guess England & Wales would elect Con and Lab constituent MPs, Scotland's ~35 would be SNP and NI would have ~11 seats. But then the UK-wide vote would have allocated 24 to the Greens, 51 to the LibDems and 82 to UKIP.

The calculations are based on turnout so there are no unallocated seats.

The parties would draw up an ordered list of UK-wide candidates. If 24 seats are allocated to a party from the UK ballot then the top 24 names would become MPs.

General / Re: Election
« on: 09 May 2015, 09:10:33 pm »
The debt:
Increased by 75% under Thatcher,
more than doubled under Major,
went up about 60% under Labour pre-crash
then another 50% post-crash to 2010.
Under Cameron it's gone up 79%
and is now £1.36tn.

So using these figures the best period was when Brown was chancellor as during those 10 years the debt only increased by 60% :eek

Fazer 400 and other models / Some South American Fazers
« on: 03 May 2015, 07:47:37 pm »
Not a very common sight, but saw these three on my travels. I think that they are all 150cc engines. Generally they have the title "Midship" and are faired, the non-fared being of the FZ name.

Fazer 2
Fazer 2

I guess this one's been street fightered:
Fazer 3
Fazer 3

I'm going to duck out. It won't be the same without Robin and I hope that it can be rescheduled.

ps Tim: :finger VvVvVvVvVvV

Reschedule..............It wouldn't be the same without you & Val  ;)
I wonder what Tim would say about your wrist problem?  :lol :lol :lol
:rollin :rollin :rollin :rollin :rollin :rollin :rollin

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