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by Jackleg
Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Gaming + Tech
Topic: Chainsaws - Talk to me
Replies: 33
Views: 423

Re: Chainsaws - Talk to me

Have found this page of ones for the job - https://www.worldofpower.co.uk/home-owner-chainsaws.html There is only one remotely suitable one on that page. this one I know Mik just chose the most expensive saw on the page, but it's actually a great saw. Mine has a 14" bar, and it's never struggled to...
by Jackleg
Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Moaning
Topic: People that don't eat the knobby
Replies: 59
Views: 757

Re: People that don't eat the knobby

I call it the knob end, or crust, but I've never heard the term knobby before.
by Jackleg
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Moaning
Topic: Piss poor security
Replies: 44
Views: 863

Re: Piss poor security

NotoriousREV wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:47 pm
Simon wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:03 pm
Having looked around, Westpac's answer to this is that after 3 unsuccessful logins they lock your account for 24 hours.
Which is great if that's the attack vector used by hackers.
Explainify for those who hit rocks together for a living?
by Jackleg
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Moaning
Topic: Piss poor security
Replies: 44
Views: 863

Re: Piss poor security

Ooo yes, please. Then I could forward it to Westpac so that they would then know about internet security.
by Jackleg
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Moaning
Topic: Piss poor security
Replies: 44
Views: 863

Re: Piss poor security

dinny_g wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:40 am
That is pretty poor alright...

Just protect yourself as much as you can by setting a nice long password.
I can't Dinny; the password can only be six characters. No more, no less.

Mik, already on it.
by Jackleg
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Moaning
Topic: Piss poor security
Replies: 44
Views: 863

Re: Piss poor security

Westpac.
by Jackleg
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Moaning
Topic: Piss poor security
Replies: 44
Views: 863

Piss poor security

I've recently opened a new bank account in Australia and signed up for online banking. Their password rules are an absolute joke; must be six characters, no special characters, all lower case, no two-step or multifactor identification available. I'm finding it hard to believe that any financial inst...
by Jackleg
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ben Aaronovitch Kindle daily deal
Replies: 4
Views: 209

Re: Ben Aaronovitch Kindle daily deal

Did you find that the later books were more of the same old? That he keeps on referencing events that have happened in his comic books, I found to be very annoying as well, it felt as if you were being deliberately penalised if you hadn't read them, despite him saying that they're not critical to th...
by Jackleg
Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: FECPOTY 2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1520

Re: FECPOTY 2018

Well that's obviously because Harry's M3 is voodoo...
by Jackleg
Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: FECPOTY 2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1520

Re: FECPOTY 2018

I bought a 2004 Accord with 200k on it 2 years ago for £900. I've had to replace the brakes and clutch, aside from that it's been completely reliable. I've done another 30k in it without a problem. I'm amazed at how well cars last these days. As someone (Beany?) mentioned earlier, can you imagine a ...
by Jackleg
Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Christmas - what ya doing?
Replies: 61
Views: 1182

Re: Christmas - what ya doing?

I was going to be spending it with my sister and niece. But, a short notice job has come up, so instead I'm flying out to site on Monday and don't return until the 8th of January.
Never mind, it's only going to be 40°C...
by Jackleg
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Boiler
Replies: 12
Views: 320

Re: Boiler

I know it's not quite what you're asking for as it's a GSHP. But, I used to live in a house that was heated by one of these https://www.kensaheatpumps.com/ . It seemed to work very well, and I don't remember the heaters being much, if any, larger than normal. The house was an old cottage, but reason...
by Jackleg
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bye Bye Boris!
Replies: 2674
Views: 50960

Re: Bye Bye Boris!

I'm torn between green and lib dem. I live in Geffory Cox's constituency, so I'm be fairly sure that he's going to win regardless, unfortunately. In which case, I think it's more showing that the climate change/environment/green policies are the issues that matter to voters. As well as a fundamental...
by Jackleg
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Warm Coat
Replies: 53
Views: 1105

Re: Warm Coat

dinny_g wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:22 am
Jackleg wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:20 am
-50°C
8-) - where was that??

A wind chilled -40’s the lowest I’ve been to. Moscow in February.
Northern Canada. A place called Snow Lake funnily enough. That was a particularly vicious winter. It rarely seemed to get above -30
by Jackleg
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Warm Coat
Replies: 53
Views: 1105

Re: Warm Coat

I have of of these https://arcteryx.com/gb/en/shop/mens/kappa-hoody it's over 6 years old now and still going strong. Not completely waterproof, but it will keep a heavy shower off. I often wear it with just a t-shirt underneath and I'm plenty warm enough. But I've also worn it with a couple of base...
by Jackleg
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Toyota Land Cruiser
Replies: 26
Views: 795

Re: Toyota Land Cruiser

I'd imagine this is making the Aussies worried, it's practically their national vehicle. There must be 100's of thousands just on the mine sites alone. The 70 is just unbeatable for sheer practicality. We had a few hilux's on site and they were just a big ball of fuck after 6 months underground, whe...
by Jackleg
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Any Weber fans?
Replies: 44
Views: 1381

Re: Any Weber fans?

Swerv, have you tried National Trust properties local to you? Several near me make their own charcoal from the local woodlands.
by Jackleg
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Moaning
Topic: People not looking when driving
Replies: 15
Views: 644

Re: People not looking when driving

Not looking, not paying attention, generally not giving a shit about others (blocking junctions, pulling over in stupid places) blatantly using phones, being too stupid to understand 'smart' motorways (driving on the H/S when there's a big red cross and signs saying "for emergency use only"), drivi...
by Jackleg
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Moaning
Topic: People not looking when driving
Replies: 15
Views: 644

Re: People not looking when driving

M The thing he's most pissed about, is that he was just a couple of miles from home after a week away on a biking holiday with his brother, and this what the only time that anything happened. Bike is a write off too. I think he's only had it for just over a year. All because someone didn't bother t...
by Jackleg
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Moaning
Topic: People not looking when driving
Replies: 15
Views: 644

People not looking when driving

Just got off the phone to the old man, who just told me that he had a motorbike accident 2 weeks ago. A) Daft bugger for not telling me sooner - his excuse was that it's already happened, there's not much that telling me can do about it :roll: B) Why can people look where they're going? He was in th...