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Nice try but we actually abandoned gallons a fair... 476,255 Views / 1,315 Replies  
Nice try but we actually abandoned gallons a fair while ago. Fuel has been sold in litres in the UK for well over 20 years now. The fuel companies were getting scared that the price per gallon was...
Posted by Doc HM, on Today at 05:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
OK Yes. You got me. It WAS Europe when it was... 476,255 Views / 1,315 Replies  
OK Yes. You got me. It WAS Europe when it was built. Does that work for you? ;)
Posted by Doc HM, on Yesterday at 10:57 AM, in MacNN Lounge
For sure. It's all about getting to the fun. ... 476,255 Views / 1,315 Replies  
For sure. It's all about getting to the fun.
Although it was revered in it's day as the king of the hot hatches, my GTi would struggle to stay with a generic econohatch from today and even a modern...
Posted by Doc HM, on Yesterday at 04:58 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes it was. Did not want to pile into it so was... 476,255 Views / 1,315 Replies  
Yes it was. Did not want to pile into it so was taking it too carefully. Should have been braver.
Posted by Doc HM, on Feb 22, 2021 at 06:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I think you’ll find we still use “freedom units”... 476,255 Views / 1,315 Replies  
I think you’ll find we still use “freedom units” in the UK as well. Only the Europeans (sadly that’s not us anymore) use cheese eating surrender kilometers. So that will have been 110 mph not kmh. ...
Posted by Doc HM, on Feb 22, 2021 at 06:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
This is Europe so it's a manual. I don't think... 476,255 Views / 1,315 Replies  
This is Europe so it's a manual. I don't think Peugeot made a GTi with an auto box.

back end of the circuit maybe 110 flat out. The twisty bits, not so much. The off road bit, way too slow. It was...
Posted by Doc HM, on Feb 22, 2021 at 03:06 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Pepperpots gone. Replaced by 1.9 Speedlines just... 476,255 Views / 1,315 Replies  
Pepperpots gone. Replaced by 1.9 Speedlines just refurbished in white.
Much fresher and a better look all round. It is actually a 1.9 GTi after all.
...
Posted by Doc HM, on Feb 22, 2021 at 02:53 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Some video of the old 205 in action. In my... 476,255 Views / 1,315 Replies  
Some video of the old 205 in action.
In my defence it felt a LOT faster on the inside than it looks from the outside!

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Posted by Doc HM, on Feb 21, 2021 at 04:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
or join Ted Cruz in Mexico. I'm sure he'd be... 140,305 Views / 419 Replies  
or join Ted Cruz in Mexico. I'm sure he'd be happy to have a load of constituents join him there. Oh wait he's come home.

Also now enjoying the mental image of refugee texans flooding into warmer...
Posted by Doc HM, on Feb 19, 2021 at 12:13 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Paging Doc Oc. Your missing arm has been found. 716 Views / 5 Replies  
Paging Doc Oc. Your missing arm has been found.
Posted by Doc HM, on Feb 5, 2021 at 08:59 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Have done plenty of NAS installs at clients.... 12,521 Views / 172 Replies  
Have done plenty of NAS installs at clients. Whatever the budget/size etc I always go for Synology. 100% reliable, excellent performance and features and the setup is a snap.

Used a Terrastore...
Posted by Doc HM, on Feb 5, 2021 at 08:58 AM, in MacNN Lounge
They are going for Sydney Powell as well. I... 30,415 Views / 542 Replies  
They are going for Sydney Powell as well.

I think this is likely just the beginning. With Rudy taking aim at Trump for unpaid fees I think we had better just crack open the popcorn and watch the...
Posted by Doc HM, on Jan 25, 2021 at 02:42 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Eps 1 and 2 done.I am enjoying it. Paul Bettany... 1,657 Views / 16 Replies  
Eps 1 and 2 done.I am enjoying it. Paul Bettany is pretty good at comedy. In a way I was dissapointed that they jumped from the 50s o the 60s to the 70s so fast. I could have done with more time in...
Posted by Doc HM, on Jan 23, 2021 at 11:24 AM, in MacNN Lounge
My 205 has Bilstein group A tarmac struts and... 476,255 Views / 1,315 Replies  
My 205 has Bilstein group A tarmac struts and springs all round and I love the boring job they do of keeping the car on the stage really well. Far better than the more exciting option of heading...
Posted by Doc HM, on Jan 22, 2021 at 05:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't get this Presidential Pardon thing AT... 30,415 Views / 542 Replies  
I don't get this Presidential Pardon thing AT ALL. I mean I understand but surely a few pardons for people who obviously mis sentenced, or sentenced in an "the law is an ass" kind of way, but really,...
Posted by Doc HM, on Jan 20, 2021 at 06:59 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Just checked out his website. Dear God. It's like... 30,415 Views / 542 Replies  
Just checked out his website. Dear God. It's like the internet 2004 on there. Classy! And yet he sells pillows.

Also solidly violate the don't mix business with politics maxim all over the home...
Posted by Doc HM, on Jan 16, 2021 at 03:18 PM, in Political/War Lounge
So, while we are all busy blaming the Qanoners... 30,415 Views / 542 Replies  
So, while we are all busy blaming the Qanoners and the horn headed redneck trailer boys for the riot on the capitol, lets spare a few moments to remember the poor billionaires who poured millions...
Posted by Doc HM, on Jan 15, 2021 at 05:37 PM, in Political/War Lounge
f**king whaaaaat! 2,065 Views / 14 Replies  
f**king whaaaaat!
Posted by Doc HM, on Jan 15, 2021 at 02:50 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Oh to watch Guliani taking his boss to court. 30,415 Views / 542 Replies  
Oh to watch Guliani taking his boss to court.
Posted by Doc HM, on Jan 14, 2021 at 04:08 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Newsflash. Trump declares pre riot speech... 30,415 Views / 542 Replies  
Newsflash.
Trump declares pre riot speech “totally acceptable”

Carry on impeaching. Nothing to see here.
Posted by Doc HM, on Jan 12, 2021 at 07:41 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Mainly first world lifestyle, third world politics 1,874 Views / 16 Replies  
Mainly first world lifestyle, third world politics
Posted by Doc HM, on Jan 12, 2021 at 02:26 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I had no idea that was where the word Quisling... 30,415 Views / 542 Replies  
I had no idea that was where the word Quisling came from. Should also go in the today I learned post.
Posted by Doc HM, on Jan 11, 2021 at 09:48 AM, in Political/War Lounge
And now Twitter have perma-banned him, removing... 30,415 Views / 542 Replies  
And now Twitter have perma-banned him, removing his favourite toy.
Posted by Doc HM, on Jan 8, 2021 at 07:51 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Absolutely. It's amusing to see the zero morals... 30,415 Views / 542 Replies  
Absolutely. It's amusing to see the zero morals brigade jumping ship the second Trump's future value slides to zero. The fact that they are claiming to have finally noticed the moral vacuum at the...
Posted by Doc HM, on Jan 8, 2021 at 06:37 AM, in Political/War Lounge
The riot seems to have at last put trump firmly... 30,415 Views / 542 Replies  
The riot seems to have at last put trump firmly beyond the pale. When you have Betsy DeVoss resigning as a matter of conscience (I imagine she had to be have the concept explained to her in detail)...
Posted by Doc HM, on Jan 8, 2021 at 04:52 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Hahaha Facebook says POTUS can't have their FB... 30,415 Views / 542 Replies  
Hahaha Facebook says POTUS can't have their FB page back until an actual adult is in charge.
Posted by Doc HM, on Jan 7, 2021 at 07:32 PM, in Political/War Lounge
No honestly it's fine. Republican politicians... 30,415 Views / 542 Replies  
No honestly it's fine. Republican politicians going along with this is ALL fine. No harm to like you know, democracy, or anything important.

The fact that a stupidly large number of Republican...
Posted by Doc HM, on Jan 6, 2021 at 03:54 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Trump feels phoning governors begging for votes... 30,415 Views / 542 Replies  
Trump feels phoning governors begging for votes to be overturned is fine. Even happy to confirm it on twitter....
Posted by Doc HM, on Jan 3, 2021 at 04:50 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Reading my new Jack Reacher novel that I got for... 497,216 Views / 1,197 Replies  
Reading my new Jack Reacher novel that I got for Christmas. Got to the part where he meets a contact at an old factory where they discuss a project “C02WW06BHH22”
Well that looks like an Apple...
Posted by Doc HM, on Dec 29, 2020 at 06:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The heart wants what the heart wants. ... 3,737 Views / 19 Replies  
The heart wants what the heart wants.

Deinonychus is still better though. :)
Posted by Doc HM, on Dec 27, 2020 at 06:14 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Late to the Schitt's Creek party. 65,065 Views / 343 Replies  
Late to the Schitt's Creek party.
Posted by Doc HM, on Dec 23, 2020 at 04:33 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Hope you get it all done before the break. I am... 30,415 Views / 542 Replies  
Hope you get it all done before the break. I am neck deep in iMacs at the moment as everyone wants stuff fixed before Christmas.
Enjoy the couple of days off. I know I plan to.
Posted by Doc HM, on Dec 23, 2020 at 02:24 PM, in Political/War Lounge
So far I hate Big Sur more than ANY previous Mac... 5,066 Views / 11 Replies  
So far I hate Big Sur more than ANY previous Mac OS update. Oh, sure it works ok, it looks ok (if you like iOS) but f**k me, Apple's quality assurance seems to have exited the building.

I HATE...
Posted by Doc HM, on Dec 21, 2020 at 05:28 PM, in macOS
This. Also it sounds like there maybe a bit... 30,415 Views / 542 Replies  
This.

Also it sounds like there maybe a bit of overthinking or over investing going on. I would hesitate to lay a substantial amount of self worth on ANY internet posting. We all are who we are...
Posted by Doc HM, on Dec 20, 2020 at 04:35 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I appreciate the feedback. I do have to say I... 30,415 Views / 542 Replies  
I appreciate the feedback. I do have to say I agree with Oreo, a lot of the time conversations with you seem like light trolling/gaslighting however I am happy to take you at your word that this is...
Posted by Doc HM, on Dec 19, 2020 at 07:56 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Yes it's quite well done. It's been a stage rally... 476,255 Views / 1,315 Replies  
Yes it's quite well done. It's been a stage rally car for a while so it doesn't get an easy life. Last event it seemed fine, no overheating or noticeable power loss but it was probably leaking even...
Posted by Doc HM, on Dec 17, 2020 at 04:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50730000893_6f... 476,255 Views / 1,315 Replies  
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50730000893_6f33be76ee_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2khQvRP)IMG_0166 (https://flic.kr/p/2khQvRP) by Andrew Stephens (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Posted by Doc HM, on Dec 17, 2020 at 03:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Buy day insurance. 476,255 Views / 1,315 Replies  
Buy day insurance.
Posted by Doc HM, on Dec 17, 2020 at 03:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Car update. Arse. Head gasket has gone. Nice... 476,255 Views / 1,315 Replies  
Car update.

Arse. Head gasket has gone. Nice pre Christmas present. It's a weakness on Peugeots 1.6 and 1.9 XU engines. Head getting a skim, cam belt water pump etc all getting done at the same...
Posted by Doc HM, on Dec 16, 2020 at 04:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
When I lived in South Africa the basic Third... 476,255 Views / 1,315 Replies  
When I lived in South Africa the basic Third Party insurance was included in the price of petrol and the government was the insurer. This made exceptional sense and was infinitely flexible.

Got a...
Posted by Doc HM, on Dec 16, 2020 at 04:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Both my parents (87 and 85) had their COVID... 164,247 Views / 829 Replies  
Both my parents (87 and 85) had their COVID vaccinations today. Pt 2 in 21 days. My dad is higher risk/priority as he needs to start kidney dialysis in the new year, but he insisted they did my Mum...
Posted by Doc HM, on Dec 16, 2020 at 02:55 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Doesn't matter what happened other than how... 30,415 Views / 542 Replies  
Doesn't matter what happened other than how likely is it that there would have been a march where right wingers are protesting the result of an election if certain people in positions of authority...
Posted by Doc HM, on Dec 13, 2020 at 03:16 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I've been on here a while. I've seen a lot of... 30,415 Views / 542 Replies  
I've been on here a while. I've seen a lot of threads going by and I have to say I find that your arguments becoming increasingly disingenuous.
You repeated hide behind posts like this, backtracking...
Posted by Doc HM, on Dec 13, 2020 at 03:11 PM, in Political/War Lounge
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/dec/13/tr... 30,415 Views / 542 Replies  
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/dec/13/trump-supporters-rally-against-election-outcome-as-proud-boys-and-antifa-face-off?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Petrol. Match.

Going along with any...
Posted by Doc HM, on Dec 13, 2020 at 06:34 AM, in Political/War Lounge
“but mummy... an electorate made me do it”. ... 30,415 Views / 542 Replies  
“but mummy... an electorate made me do it”.

Good luck with the having people with zero morals or principals leading you. I can tell you from our current experience here, it does not go well.
Posted by Doc HM, on Dec 12, 2020 at 05:10 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Unanimously boned by the Supreme Court. ... 30,415 Views / 542 Replies  
Unanimously boned by the Supreme Court.

That’s gotta hurt.
Posted by Doc HM, on Dec 12, 2020 at 05:19 AM, in Political/War Lounge
There is theatre and there is covering yourself... 30,415 Views / 542 Replies  
There is theatre and there is covering yourself in gasoline and lighting a match while people look on. They are not the same thing.
Posted by Doc HM, on Dec 12, 2020 at 03:39 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Amateurs. The Conservative party here are... 30,415 Views / 542 Replies  
Amateurs.

The Conservative party here are pro's at this, From resisting enlarging the vote historically to setting up the fixed term parliament act so that they could ride out their own austerity...
Posted by Doc HM, on Dec 11, 2020 at 02:31 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Of course he didn't. He hasn't set the army on... 30,415 Views / 542 Replies  
Of course he didn't. He hasn't set the army on anyone yet (small issues with Portland aside). However this is America and to be where you are with him is pretty shocking. Just how far the Republican...
Posted by Doc HM, on Dec 11, 2020 at 01:51 PM, in Political/War Lounge
To be fair Trumps only taken 1 additional year to... 30,415 Views / 542 Replies  
To be fair Trumps only taken 1 additional year to get to this stage in the discussion starting from an assumed much more robustly democratic starting point.

Mugabe came to power in 1980. He won...
Posted by Doc HM, on Dec 11, 2020 at 07:06 AM, in Political/War Lounge
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