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Apparently he went for third gear and got first.... 273,124 Views / 661 Replies  
Apparently he went for third gear and got first. Which locked the rears up. It's not called a money shift for nothing!
Posted by Doc HM, on Jul 16, 2021 at 11:53 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Personal whoops time. A friend of mine took his... 273,124 Views / 661 Replies  
Personal whoops time.
A friend of mine took his Jaguar XJR/15 to Goodwood Festival of Speed. On the Saturday he drove it up the hill, on the Sunday he watched live online from home as his son had a...
Posted by Doc HM, on Jul 14, 2021 at 02:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The polar opposite of most of my students. Level... 888 Views / 14 Replies  
The polar opposite of most of my students. Level 2 and 3 are pre university level quals but attract the less academic students as BTEC is a vocational qualification. A lot of my students have EHCPs...
Posted by Doc HM, on Jul 1, 2021 at 03:29 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The course specific game is Super Smash Brothers.... 888 Views / 14 Replies  
The course specific game is Super Smash Brothers.
My units for this year are Managing a Team, branding and marketing, ethics, shout-casting and sponsorship, so not a lot of involvement with the...
Posted by Doc HM, on Jul 1, 2021 at 03:25 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I feel we are separated by a common language here? 888 Views / 14 Replies  
I feel we are separated by a common language here?
Posted by Doc HM, on Jun 30, 2021 at 12:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
So that's new 888 Views / 14 Replies  
For the last two years I have been studying for my professional teaching qualification and now I have it. I have also been busy working part time at the college college while running my own...
Posted by Doc HM, on Jun 30, 2021 at 07:20 AM, in MacNN Lounge
John McAfee 728 Views / 5 Replies  
Defiantly an "interesting" man and not your average tech pioneer. Definitely some major mental health issues ongoing and he was certainly looking to end his days behind bars in the US for tax...
Posted by Doc HM, on Jun 24, 2021 at 08:23 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Willie Rushton Criminally underrated... 69,879 Views / 151 Replies  
Willie Rushton

Criminally underrated comedian. Criminally underrated cartoonist/illustrator. Criminally underrated musician. Criminally underrated actor. Criminally ignored as co founder of...
Posted by Doc HM, on Jun 7, 2021 at 05:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes the alternator seems happy enough. The pod... 678,378 Views / 1,346 Replies  
Yes the alternator seems happy enough.
The pod comes off in a few seconds. Held on by fasteners and snap together connectors under the bonnet. Won’t usually be on. Also local youths would find it...
Posted by Doc HM, on May 31, 2021 at 04:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Have been slowly getting the 205 into line with... 678,378 Views / 1,346 Replies  
Have been slowly getting the 205 into line with the regs for stage rather than targa rallying. Final steps were fitting a proper internal plumbed in fire system and electrical cuts offs etc.
At the...
Posted by Doc HM, on May 31, 2021 at 01:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It's great that some people like Rob have gained... 2,770 Views / 17 Replies  
It's great that some people like Rob have gained greatly from WFH. It sounds like he has a reasonable amount of autonomy in his situation. Others experiences may differ.
I was WFH for large chunks...
Posted by Doc HM, on May 6, 2021 at 03:20 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Modern Family meh 72,359 Views / 162 Replies  
Modern Family

meh
Posted by Doc HM, on May 3, 2021 at 04:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I used to love mixing weights of future. I love a... 72,359 Views / 162 Replies  
I used to love mixing weights of future. I love a bit of Futura bold right next to Futura light. Got a wee bit overused though. Did a lot of magazine headlines like that and a set of posters with...
Posted by Doc HM, on May 3, 2021 at 04:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
FF Meta. Very very late 90s Was a print... 72,359 Views / 162 Replies  
FF Meta. Very very late 90s

Was a print designer at that time. It was ALL over the place.
Posted by Doc HM, on May 3, 2021 at 04:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Interesting to see the iFixit teardown. Zero... 6,358 Views / 84 Replies  
Interesting to see the iFixit teardown. Zero fixability I imagine. I guess they are fine as basic consumer machines, but at a half decent spec that are insanely expensive. The colours don't seem an...
Posted by Doc HM, on Apr 22, 2021 at 05:23 AM, in MacNN Lounge
But (and this is the million dollar question)...... 678,378 Views / 1,346 Replies  
But (and this is the million dollar question)... Is it a sports car?
Posted by Doc HM, on Apr 20, 2021 at 05:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
They certainly do. The mpg is an absolute killer... 678,378 Views / 1,346 Replies  
They certainly do. The mpg is an absolute killer though.

I paid £800 for mine. Bit of a unicorn, a cheap RZX-8 with a good engine and a full MOT. Ran it for about a year. Struggled to get 20 mpg,...
Posted by Doc HM, on Apr 19, 2021 at 06:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Have they STILL not given up on this then? 307,408 Views / 1,124 Replies  
Have they STILL not given up on this then?
Posted by Doc HM, on Mar 26, 2021 at 11:28 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Sunday 10.40 Am first shot appointment. Properly... 307,408 Views / 1,124 Replies  
Sunday 10.40 Am first shot appointment. Properly looking forward to it. Should be the Phizer vaccine from the site I am booked into.
Looking forward to some excellent dreams after Laminars...
Posted by Doc HM, on Mar 26, 2021 at 11:27 AM, in Political/War Lounge
But what about all those feckless wasters that... 3,774 Views / 27 Replies  
But what about all those feckless wasters that are so much less deserving than me. Surely if they can't be bothered to save the $30,000 dollars plus it cost not to give birth to a child, or work...
Posted by Doc HM, on Mar 26, 2021 at 07:29 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Is that YOU Prince Harry? 2,776 Views / 22 Replies  
Is that YOU Prince Harry?
Posted by Doc HM, on Mar 24, 2021 at 05:46 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Hey Emily. Have you ever licked an iMac Pro? I... 3,251 Views / 6 Replies  
Hey Emily. Have you ever licked an iMac Pro? I hear they are super smooth.
Posted by Doc HM, on Mar 19, 2021 at 01:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Got into Brockmire. Much better than it should... 94,849 Views / 369 Replies  
Got into Brockmire. Much better than it should be. Hank Azaira sound like a bad Frank Underwood impression at first but I'm down with it now.
Posted by Doc HM, on Mar 18, 2021 at 06:44 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Powerful being A throws lots of glowing light at... 5,812 Views / 21 Replies  
Powerful being A throws lots of glowing light at powerful being B until one of them falls over.

Par for the marvel universe course. I was hoping for something a lot more low key and smart out of a...
Posted by Doc HM, on Mar 11, 2021 at 07:50 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Superstore. 6 seasons of low key but increasingly... 94,849 Views / 369 Replies  
Superstore. 6 seasons of low key but increasingly confident and well payed comedy.
Posted by Doc HM, on Mar 10, 2021 at 06:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ah welcome back the early 70s. A simpler, better... 1,274,351 Views / 2,931 Replies  
Ah welcome back the early 70s. A simpler, better (for powerful, white males) time. ...
Posted by Doc HM, on Mar 10, 2021 at 04:36 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I would say the global argument is pretty much "I... 307,408 Views / 1,124 Replies  
I would say the global argument is pretty much "I don't care... enough" This applies across the spectrum with conservatives towards the lesser end but liberals still firmly on the spectrum.

The...
Posted by Doc HM, on Mar 9, 2021 at 05:51 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Conservative people tend towards rule following... 307,408 Views / 1,124 Replies  
Conservative people tend towards rule following and conscientiousness.

Liberal people tend towards less contentiousness therefore less rule following.

Contentiousness is correlated to a low...
Posted by Doc HM, on Mar 9, 2021 at 05:35 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I am sure all seven of the buyers will hold an... 4,844 Views / 27 Replies  
I am sure all seven of the buyers will hold an online requiem for it. They might have to invite the three trash can MacPro buyers to make up the numbers though.
Posted by Doc HM, on Mar 8, 2021 at 05:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes and it also needs to be redone every update... 3,243 Views / 7 Replies  
Yes and it also needs to be redone every update as each update replaces the custom sig with the standard ones again.
Agreed, Outlook is not great but meets client requirements beats does not work...
Posted by Doc HM, on Mar 6, 2021 at 04:24 AM, in Applications
Have now gone on a wikipedia scroll through comic... 10,116 Views / 44 Replies  
Have now gone on a wikipedia scroll through comic books I used to love when I was younger and had completely forgotten about including BC and Wizard of ID.

Rabbit hole
Posted by Doc HM, on Mar 5, 2021 at 01:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Also, Foxtrot. Nice 10,116 Views / 44 Replies  
Also,

Foxtrot. Nice
Posted by Doc HM, on Mar 5, 2021 at 01:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Apple mail it turns out is just really crap at... 3,243 Views / 7 Replies  
Apple mail it turns out is just really crap at html in sigs. You can hack it and now I've looked I remember doing it years ago. I'm kind of bummed they haven't moved on at all from Tiger/Leopard.
...
Posted by Doc HM, on Mar 5, 2021 at 01:09 PM, in Applications
Apple Mail signature issues 3,243 Views / 7 Replies  
Hi all

Having much annoyance with signatures in Apple mail
Got a sig that needs to be set in a specific order.
Outlook no problem it works fine. If I cut and paste it into Apple mails sigs then...
Posted by Doc HM, on Mar 4, 2021 at 02:15 PM, in Applications
Texas: Your power infrastructure is broken. Your... 191,728 Views / 424 Replies  
Texas: Your power infrastructure is broken. Your energy market is stupendously broken. And your choice of leaders is borderline self-harming.

Wow.
Posted by Doc HM, on Feb 26, 2021 at 12:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Nice try but we actually abandoned gallons a fair... 678,378 Views / 1,346 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 Feb 24, 2021 at 05:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
OK Yes. You got me. It WAS Europe when it was... 678,378 Views / 1,346 Replies  
OK Yes. You got me. It WAS Europe when it was built. Does that work for you? ;)
Posted by Doc HM, on Feb 23, 2021 at 10:57 AM, in MacNN Lounge
For sure. It's all about getting to the fun. ... 678,378 Views / 1,346 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 Feb 23, 2021 at 04:58 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes it was. Did not want to pile into it so was... 678,378 Views / 1,346 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”... 678,378 Views / 1,346 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... 678,378 Views / 1,346 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... 678,378 Views / 1,346 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... 678,378 Views / 1,346 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!

pdbiKVGg22o
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... 191,728 Views / 424 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. 2,747 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.... 31,900 Views / 193 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... 55,627 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... 5,812 Views / 21 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... 678,378 Views / 1,346 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... 55,627 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
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