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stange555 06-01-2023 10:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Joe85 (Post 16775253)
I wonder if thereís actually any truth to this. Like I wonder which part of the cycle it is that is impacted to reduce efficiency. Air temp? Oil viscosity?

For diesels, yes. My DPF clogged up over lock down because it only did short journeys and didn't get hot enough. Kia decided it was their fault and replaced it. Interestingly though, between the diagnosis and fix I drove the car down to the ALPS (effectively without the DPF) I didn't notice any clouds of smoke and the MPG was pretty much the same, so I think mine is a fairly clean burning car, but for diesels, the advice has always been, once a week, drive it like you stole it.

Joe85 06-01-2023 12:07 PM

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Originally Posted by stange555 (Post 16775770)
For diesels, yes. My DPF clogged up over lock down because it only did short journeys and didn't get hot enough. Kia decided it was their fault and replaced it. Interestingly though, between the diagnosis and fix I drove the car down to the ALPS (effectively without the DPF) I didn't notice any clouds of smoke and the MPG was pretty much the same, so I think mine is a fairly clean burning car, but for diesels, the advice has always been, once a week, drive it like you stole it.


Thatís particulate filter though, right? I wonder whether efficiency is reduced if the car is only at operating temperature rather than the higher temp mentioned by driving at higher revs.

PeterH 06-01-2023 12:30 PM

My wife signing up to Direct TV plan 9 months back. We had pay as you go and that was fine. 'Sweet talk and Promises' Anyhow the 30 quid a month rising to 33 with HBO now comes in at 46.

But, of course, she knew better back then.

We are getting rid, but we have minefield of phone calle to get through first. Unless they counter with 20 notes a month for a while. Lol

bourne man 06-01-2023 02:21 PM

The loons, that spew their bile all over the forum everytime we lose

Sick Bucket 06-01-2023 02:28 PM

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Originally Posted by bourne man (Post 16776087)
The loons, that spew their bile all over the forum everytime we lose

Yeah I never come on here if we lose but I can imagine the meltdown after Wednesdays disaster.

I particularly dislike the xyz is completely clueless type comments, as if anyone on here really knows more about top flight football than the likes of Freedman and Vieira.

PeterH 06-01-2023 03:46 PM

But TBF receiving a message on my phone 2 minutes ago that Palace are unchanged for the clash against Spurs tienes a lot at the irritation gland.

art malice 07-01-2023 12:05 AM

People with their houses still bedecked in Christmas lights. No excuse, apart from undiscovered death.

Hedgehog 07-01-2023 12:09 AM

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Originally Posted by art malice (Post 16776521)
People with their houses still bedecked in Christmas lights. No excuse, apart from undiscovered death.


My understanding is decorations are acceptable for the 12 days of Christmas, so they should be coming down today.

Put our tree out today and plan on taking the lights down Monday, but unplugged them today so will not come on tonight.

art malice 07-01-2023 12:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16776523)
My understanding is decorations are acceptable for the 12 days of Christmas, so they should be coming down today.

Put our tree out today and plan on taking the lights down Monday, but unplugged them today so will not come on tonight.

Twelfth day is January 5 innit?

Hedgehog 07-01-2023 02:30 AM

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Originally Posted by art malice (Post 16776525)
Twelfth day is January 5 innit?

Oddly my wife and I were having this discussion last night as it is my Dad's birthday today (6th). I was always lead to think it was the 12th day of Christmas, so I counted the days out on my fingers to show my wife, and sure enough it was the 13th day after the 25th, so she did some Googling and said it was inconclusive, there was online confusion as to whether the 12th day was the 5th or the 6th.

It will always be the 6th for me after 67 years of believing it was the 12th night.

Anyway you look at it (5th or 6th) it would seem acceptable to let there be Christmas lights until the 6th.

Edit: Apparently it might be a Church of England thing tied to Epiphany... the day after the 12th night. Nothing to suggest I shouldn't stick with taking down Christmas decorations on the 6th, if for no other reason than to remember my Dad!

Hedgehog 07-01-2023 02:40 AM

I appreciate this has been done before, but this morning I had to call our trash pick-up service with a question.

Called the Customer Service number given on their website which lead to a series of having to make selections of "press 1 for abc, press 2 for def, etc, etc.".

Somewhere along the chain I had to enter my account number which is about 10 characters long, which lead to another series of "Press 1 of xyz, etc, etc.".

This ended with a, "Please hold for the next available customer service representative", closely followed by, "We do not recognized this request... Goodbye!"

Did this 3 times... 3rd time a person came on the line... by then I had forgotten what my question was!

CT_Palace 07-01-2023 02:56 AM

Getting a call from the old cable company, which we had ditched 7 days ago after the internet connection failed for the 5th time in 2 weeks, saying that they were calling to confirm our disconnection as of today (not last Thursday when we called them and told them we had had enough, to cancel the contract ,had got their competition in who had us connected within 12hrs, and to not bother sending an engineer round for the umpteenth time), and that a bill would be sent charging us up until today AND with an additional "cancellation" charge of 20 notes for the pleasure!

The silence of my disbelief did not last long :D

Terrace Bickle 07-01-2023 03:32 PM

It's obviously chuck your Christmas tree out onto the pavement week (and let someone else clear it up) in SE25.

PeterH 07-01-2023 03:58 PM

Lol

PeterH 07-01-2023 04:03 PM

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Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 16776550)
Getting a call from the old cable company, which we had ditched 7 days ago after the internet connection failed for the 5th time in 2 weeks, saying that they were calling to confirm our disconnection as of today (not last Thursday when we called them and told them we had had enough, to cancel the contract ,had got their competition in who had us connected within 12hrs, and to not bother sending an engineer round for the umpteenth time), and that a bill would be sent charging us up until today AND with an additional "cancellation" charge of 20 notes for the pleasure!

The silence of my disbelief did not last long :D

I believe thst if you don't pay it, they can't put you in DICOM - the bad credit registra. Cable, Internet and phone companies are prohibited from that. Mostly because of the abuses you have detailed above.

They, or some collections agency, will pester you for a year, though.

davech 07-01-2023 10:32 PM

Microsoft. Trying to bully me into Windows 11.

I said No Thanks.
Why do I have re-confiirm it THREE times when you re-rephrase the question 3 different ways? Presumably you are trying to catch me out. Evil, duplicitous, disingenuous C_UNTS :veryangry

Maz 08-01-2023 12:54 PM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 16776157)
But TBF receiving a message on my phone 2 minutes ago that Palace are unchanged for the clash against Spurs tienes a lot at the irritation gland.

And now an email from the Club offering to show me the highlights of the match.

Stellavista 08-01-2023 01:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Terrace Bickle (Post 16778038)
It's obviously chuck your Christmas tree out onto the pavement week (and let someone else clear it up) in SE25.

We have a large cage on our street for tree recycling.
Incredibly, it starts filling up few days before Christmas, as so many go away for the holidays.
You can pick up a decent large tree for free, if you don't mind putting it up so late.

Stellavista 08-01-2023 01:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Maz (Post 16779371)
And now an email from the Club offering to show me the highlights of the match.

They recognise the masochistic nature of most Palace Fans. :)

PeterH 08-01-2023 02:59 PM

I think it is time to block all Club notifications TBH.

The marketing and family club videos are styled for 12 year olds, highlights for sorry defeats when we can't put away chances mixed with wondergoals from the training ground, and adverts for the tat they sell.

It comes across as though they are taking the piss out of us without any comprehension that they are doing so.


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