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    Post by chris c on Fri Nov 09 2018, 00:16

    When you get used to it you can shift the gears without the clutch at all, just run the revs up and down with the throttle



    to upshift fast they used to have a clutch brake

    I remembered something else from my childhood holidays, as a special treat I would get one of those packs of small boxes of different breakfast cereals to eat in the evening when we were in a bed and breakfast. That obviously didn't do much good. Also a special treat - orange and passion fruit juice in a stylish bottle. Hot dogs, not so much.
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    Post by graham64 on Fri Nov 09 2018, 23:07

    The old cumbersome and slow breakdown truck we had at the garage I worked at had a gearbox that needed double declutch, it took me a while getting used to it but eventually it was no trouble, that said I don't think I'd like to go back to it modern synchromesh boxes are far superior


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    Post by chris c on Sun Nov 11 2018, 22:51

    Yes and no, a decent multispeed box like a Fuller is a class apart from a David Brown, and some synchro truck boxes had a very heavy shift in comparison. A lot of modern trucks have auto boxes, then they need a bunch of buttons and switches to override them when necessary, I bet they wouldn't go half a million miles without maintenance.

    Admit synchros work well in cars, they don't have to handle the torque and don't wear out so fast. My previous Qashqai was the best of both worlds, synchro but would happily do clutchless shifts mainly between the top three close ratio gears. My current one has a different box and insists on the clutch.

    My other favourite was the Wilson/self changing gears five speed much used in Bristol buses, you chose when to shift with the lever and the box worked out the details



    too much power loss/not fuel efficient in trucks
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    Post by chris c on Fri Nov 16 2018, 23:07

    Back to the swimmer guy, I decided to look up what he ate

    https://www.redbull.com/gb-en/ross-edgley-great-british-swim

    it seems just about everything. Sponsored by Red Bull, grrrr.

    Pretty sure Lewis Pugh is a low carber though.
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    Post by Long birder on Sat Nov 17 2018, 19:24

    I spent yesterday cleaning out the pipe to our septic tank which is across the road near the river.
    I have a special pipe with a multi jet nozzle that pulls itself along the pipe cleaning as it goes when attach to a pressure washer. My pressure washer is a Kew Hobby and it still works great after many years.
    I once found it a satisfying job now I find it all very hard work but I can't think of a man I would trust to do it properly for the price I charge.
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    Post by graham64 on Sun Nov 18 2018, 22:17

    @Long birder wrote:I spent yesterday cleaning out the pipe to our septic tank which is across the road near the river.
    I have a special pipe with a multi jet nozzle that pulls itself along the pipe cleaning as it goes when attach to a pressure washer. My pressure washer is a Kew Hobby and it still works great after many years.
    I once found it a satisfying job now I find it all very hard work but I can't think of a man I would trust to do it properly for the price I charge.
    Smile Wink Derek

    Yes I find as I get older routine jobs around the house and gardens take longer and and seem more tiring, unfortunately we can't reverse ageing it's just something we have to live with  Sad


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    Post by chris c on Sun Nov 18 2018, 23:18

    Yes I'm increasingly paying people to do stuff I used to do myself. Especially when shit is involved. Last time I had a blockage I tried Dyno-Rod, £85 and the best thing was they poked a video camera up the sewer which showed the actual structure of the pipe was excellent once the crud had been blasted off the surface.
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    Post by Long birder on Mon Dec 03 2018, 11:57

    Had to do a hard reset on my Moto g4 last week. Playstore would not work and I had lost a number of functions. Somewhat of a bind.

    Oh and after 12 weeks in ketosis my hba1c is not improved much at 45. With cutting out refined carb completely my hba1c has only come down from max of 50 six years ago.
    Mind you low carb stopped RH completely.
    I'll never get any meds to bring it down further because I am in the pre-diabetic range.

    Hba1c is key to poor diagnosis, it's a crap parameter!
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    Post by chris c on Thu Dec 06 2018, 00:01

    I've been lucky with mine, no problems but then I don't use it much. I spent so much or my working life nailed to a phone that I've become somewhat allergic in recent years.

    Roll on the invention of a pocket insulin meter, that would be VERY useful.
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    Post by Jan1 on Sat Dec 15 2018, 13:09

    Well this is different!

    Parrot tries to order strawberries and watermelon from Amazon's Alexa !

    Yes, apparently "A mischievous parrot was caught ordering strawberries, watermelons and ice-cream after ‘falling in love’ with Amazon’s voice-activated device Alexa.

    Rocco, a homeless African grey, keeps using the personal assistant to order his favourite treats, as well kites and light bulbs, and likes to set the mood by playing romantic music.

    The clever bird was taken in by the National Animal Welfare Trust’s Berkshire centre earlier this year after he was found as a stray."

    Read/see more here
    https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/offbeat/parrot-tries-to-order-strawberries-and-watermelon-from-amazons-alexa/ar-BBQZ20P?ocid=spartanntp

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    Post by Jan1 on Sun Jan 20 2019, 17:20

    > > > > >

    I see in many of the news outlets today, that the worlds oldest man has died at the age of 113yrs … what an amazing age.

    Masazo Nonaka died in the early hours of Sunday while sleeping at his home - a hot springs inn - in northern Japan.

    He was born on July 25, 1905, two years after the Wright Brothers celebrated the first power-driven flight and just months before Einstein published his theory of relativity.

    He was already 40 when America dropped the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the end of the Second World War.

    Nonaka grew up in a large family and succeeded his parents running the families 106-year-old inn - now managed by Yuko, (his grand-daughter).

    His family put his long life down to the fact he lived his life in a way that did not bring him stress.

    May he R.I.P.

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    Post by Jan1 on Sat Jun 01 2019, 17:38

    Can you believe it's the 1st of June 2019 Shocked where is this year going? It's certainly flying by very quickly.


    Beautiful sunshine today, spent some time sitting in the garden … a cup of tea always tastes better outside Laughing must be getting near Pimms summer-time LOL!

    Enjoy your weekend and have a happy month of June.

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    Post by Jan1 on Fri Jun 07 2019, 18:27

    I last wrote here (1st June) beautiful sunshine …

    Well, a little bit different today! The rain was hammering down rain

    Checking the news it seems Storm Miguel is to blame, see more here
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7115367/UK-weather-Storm-Miguel-bring-rain-thunderstorms-flooding-risk-south.html

    Keep as dry as you can … if all else fails stay in and enjoy a cuppa cuppa

    All the best Jan
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    Post by Jan1 on Sat Jun 29 2019, 12:54

    > > > > >

    Looks like we (in the UK) are in for a hot weekend and some glorious sunshine sunny

    So do have a good one and don't forget to stay hydrated …
    https://thelowcarbdiabetic.blogspot.com/2019/06/its-hot-stay-hydrated-these-foods-may.html

    Wherever you are and whatever the weather, have a great weekend.

    All the best Jan

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