Nobert

@nobert

active 2 months, 2 weeks ago
  • Nobert posted a new activity comment 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    I definitely don’t like the idea of no dip stick. Electronics fail but a stick never lies. Lots of diesels use oil. My van does 20k between services but the oil runs low at 18k every time.

    My guess if you only did a few k would be the garage not filling it properly in the first place.

    • I agree. I didn’t discover this until I pulled off the Autoroute and tried to check the level. Very upsetting. An added insult to injury is that you can’t check the level immediately after the engine has been running, so whilst I knew it thought it had less oil than it should, I couldn’t find out exactly how little. 15 minutes of sitting in the…[Read more]

  • Nobert posted a new activity comment 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Take a look at the licence agreement. It will say “The software is not licensed for use in any commercial, non-profit, or revenue generating business activities.”, or similar.

  • Nobert posted a new activity comment 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    > I’ve got Home & Student Office 16, but I’m doing some professional work

    > It stinks, it feels like I’ve stolen something.

    See what some simple editing has done there?

    • Don’t know whether you’re being funny or serious.

      If funny, then nice one

      If serious, then get real, you’re just playing with semantics. It’s a kosher version of office with a full version of the bits of Office I need. Why would I pay extra for bits I don’t need, just so that it can have a slightly different name?

      • Take a look at the licence agreement. It will say “The software is not licensed for use in any commercial, non-profit, or revenue generating business activities.”, or similar.

  • Nobert posted a new activity comment 2 months, 4 weeks ago

    Damage would depend on the distance, choke, bore, cartridge etc. Entry and exit wounds I have seen on animals can vary.
    A close family member took their own life with a shotgun. They used a vice and a peg they had made for the purpose.

    There are a lot of thefts of legally held shotguns here as guns in general are very hard to get hold of, they…[Read more]

  • Nobert posted a new activity comment 3 months ago

    Sounds like he is driving inconsiderately, but equally so are you and therefore the potential collision (it usually takes two to tango.) In my view, reversing without looking properly puts you more at fault.

    If you have someone behind you in that situation, you should pull over at the side of the main access road just past your junction, let…[Read more]

  • Nobert posted an update in the group Group logo of BrexitBrexit 3 months ago

    Why did 17 m people vote to leave.?

    Surely, the £350 million on the bus can’t have been that convincing?

    And why given the level of debate since the referendum haven’t millions of people realized that they’ve been deceived and are why aren’t they now clamouring to remain?

    • I think there were very many reasons why 17m voted Leave, some actually more connected with the EU than others, but it is a bit disingenuous now to say, as Leave leaders have, that the £350m figure was not an important factor. Presumably its total irrelevance explains why they put it on the side of their bus and were constantly photographed and…[Read more]

    • isac replied 3 months ago

      The £350 million on the bus and the whole Leave campaign might have convinced some people to vote leave but I think that most people had either made up their minds about the EU before any debate began or voted leave just to annoy the politicians.

      In order to broaden my right wing, nationalist outlook I have taken to reading other papers than the…[Read more]

    • It has been ingrained in certain areas of the media over the last 20 years that the EU is a bureaucratic deadweight holding the UK back, some people will believe this even if the evidence is right in front of them.

      I personals know a person who voted brexit who lives and works in north wales who works in a German owned factory which was funded by…[Read more]

  • Nobert joined the group Group logo of BrexitBrexit 3 months ago

  • Nobert posted a new activity comment 4 months, 1 week ago

    Hi My concern about using Google maps or any other new software is can it keep up if your driving fast? Used to do multi drop which is reason I bought a TomTom and only had 3 issues with it over many years.

    Have had a samsung phone for many years and they are reliable from my experience you could say im being conservative (with a small ‘c’)…[Read more]

  • Nobert posted an update 4 months, 1 week ago

    Samsung S7 / S6 etc basically how good are they?

    Have a Samsung Note 1 , B2710 Extreme and a broken TomTom.

    Am wondering weather to buy one of the above to replace at least two of the above. Will probably keep B2710 as outdoor phone if it keeps working. How good is Google maps to drive with replacing TomTom?

    Will probably get a Garmin as well…[Read more]

    • Google maps is perfectly adequate, but the Waze App is better (and allows you to stream spotify at the same time)
      Both are available on any android phone (including the Note you already have), so don’t feel tied to samsung

    • S7 user here. Its definitely the best phone I have owned, nice and fast with a very responsive screen. I use it for hours every day to read and edit word documents plus the usuall emails and phone calls.

      Google maps V Tom Tom. I preferred Tom Tom but I have used one for 20 years plus. A couple of lads I work with turned down a company provided…[Read more]

      • Hi My concern about using Google maps or any other new software is can it keep up if your driving fast? Used to do multi drop which is reason I bought a TomTom and only had 3 issues with it over many years.

        Have had a samsung phone for many years and they are reliable from my experience you could say im being conservative (with a small ‘c’)…[Read more]

    • im not especially fond of Samsung phones though. I like Moto G myself , or a Moto z

    • The biggest problem getting an older model is if apps get updated to the point they become incompatible/unsupported with your version of Android or too large for your phones memory. The latter point is especially problematic and a lot of apps can’t be transferred to an sd card. I personally wouldn’t buy any phone without at least 32gb internal…[Read more]

    • I’m still happily using my 5 year old S3. It’s only 3G, 16Gb, (& 32Gb microSD card) running Android 4.3, swappable battery etc. No problems at all running Google maps for sat-nav, even abroad. I don’t use many apps but those I do have run fine. I’ll probably upgrade in due course but only when I have to or feel the need to splurge. I reckon the…[Read more]

    • S6 edge user here. Really like the phone, and the camera is excellent. The display on the edge is very nice, but I wouldn’t pay extra for it (the phone shop sold my S6 by mistake and gave me the edge for the same price).

      My old S2 has only just given up the ghost, and that was a great phone. Like the sound of the S4 active though.

    • I had a Galaxy S2 until it died and would have replaced it with an S6, but it wouldn’t take an SD card and I couldn’t wait for the S7 to come out, so I got a Sony Xperia Z5.

      Think I slightly preferred the Samsung interface, but I’ve not been disappointed with the Xperia, which arguably has a better camera.

      Check out Navmii for free sat nav that…[Read more]

  • Nobert posted a new activity comment 4 months, 1 week ago

    It’s always been a tricky one, even with the word “fish” itself. According to one source, Shakespeare used “fish” as the plural eight times and “fishes” eleven times (Jonathan Hope, Shakespeare’s Grammar).

  • Nobert posted a new activity comment 4 months, 1 week ago

    You are being silly.
    If you love the place then go for it – actually if the fixtures and fittings are good quality then breathe a sigh of relief – you won’t be needing to replace them for ages (if ever).
    It’s not the cost of furniture that’s important – it’s the love and thought behind choosing those pieces that’s important. Everyone has…[Read more]

  • Nobert posted a new activity comment 4 months, 1 week ago

    Why do you think you have a demon on your back?