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  1. Classic tradesmen…. my usual electrician didn’t do this job it was one of his guys though… Measure twice… I guess partly my fault as I thought the armoured cable could go rear entry, but still they cut that hole so close to the socket it wouldn’t have stayed in the wall. luckily that’s where they left it for the day so I changed the board. It would have been a complete pig to repair after they finished. It took 10 minutes…
  2. Treated to myself to some of the new Sony in-ears and they are pretty good. The start talking to get ambient sound pumped in is pretty awesome.
  3. fully clad and finished most of a coat of treatment (2 to go ), fitted the isolator for the ac, and finished the main boarding ready for the electrician. Might do the floor next as a break and to get rid of some of the big piles of parquet blocks.
  4. I’m disappointed that you didn’t go straight in with a pussy joke.
  5. Been working on the shed a bit this week. Progress is slow but I’ve nearly got the cables in and the boarding out is somewhat done. got the lights working too. I can now shout at the google lady to control them or have them trigger off motion or door sensors.
  6. TMI dude
  7. Haha, I guess I was happier with the media part of the riding I did! And technically I was videographer for the team as well as rider, so maybe the money was for that bit mostly if you slice it down, there were tons of people who could have done what I was doing, but didn’t. It did feel a bit embarrassing sometimes, like at the bike shows/demos. It’s interesting, today as a rider if you want a steady income you kinda need to be producing content very very regularly, which isn’t always great for quality. Maybe that’s part of the big gap problem, people without the backing have less opportunity to create the Uber banger that they are capable of, and the big boys get ever increasing budgets and can create mind melting stuff that puts them further out in front?
  8. Christ! I’ve only just come across this thread, I’m genuinely shocked about the DH salaries. On the other hand, stuff that doesn’t count as wages can really stack up, transport, clothing other equipment and more bikes and spares than it would be possible to ride and break. I’m not sure if this is still the same but hope used to expect riders sell their team hope stuff on as they didn’t used to pay anyone, but were happy to give away boatloads of stuff. I guess it further confirms how ridiculously lucky I was when I joined Ashtonbikes. I got paid (not much but was able to do a full time job at the same time!), got loads of stuff and had lots of fun. And looking back had no right to it given my level
  9. F1

    Gotta say I’m a bit gutted Ricciardo is getting stuffed. He dispatched Vettel at Redbull and has always been fast/fun to watch and can overtake. It’s a shame he is so far off it.
  10. F1

    Not sure I would if I were Lewis. By the time Russell is up to pace and experience, and can win races Hamilton will be out front. Russell would take team orders and would maybe be more likely to take points off the opposition.
  11. You and Mike look without those replies...
  12. F1

    Trouble is for bottas now is he is so far behind, and so clearly slower that if he doesn’t follow team orders and let Hamilton through (because it’s gonna be close this year) Mercedes won’t really have any choice but to ditch him mid season. It could get mighty awkward at merc this year if bottas happens to find some pace at a couple of races. put Russell in and just say “this year if Hamilton is a place behind you you have to let him past.”
  13. So a quick maths problem, which on the surface seems very easy, but I can’t seem to figure out how to get at a solution.... you are collecting Lego mini figures. There are 12 unique figures to collect. They come in sealed mystery bags of 1, and let’s say there is an equal probability of any of them being in that bag. what is the probability of getting a full set of 12 unique figures if you buy 20 bags. *genuinely asking for a friend
  14. F1

    Meh - I was pretty happy merc won - I think I dislike max/Redbull more than I do merc/Hamilton (just). And he overtook on track ***. Is it just me or did merc hand verstappen fastest lap (or a very good shot at it) again? As soon as they pitted bottas they handed max a free stop if he got overtaken. They nailed Hamilton’s strategy to win but bottas is just dead weight at the moment - he nearly took Hamilton out by not moving over and can’t get anywhere near fastest laps. If it were my team Russell would be in now.
  15. Electric planer lasted about 20 blocks before death, and the hand planer was pretty much 1 and belt sander is almost 1 tbf the tool that broke did the whole first batch of around 1500 a load of work over the years then 600 of these blocks - it’s just I had not intended to ever get a new one as all the major jobs in the house are near enough done! It just all seems to be going wrong and costing time and dollar at just the wrong moment.
  16. Gut feeling is it’s going to be too gunky for a cabinet scraper to work. Without a powered tool you just end up with the tool sticking to the blocks after you’ve done a couple. there’s also an added complication that quite a few blocks have got some subfloor still on them too! in an ideal world I’d have a planer/thicknesser but I’m not sure how that would fair with gunk build up and heat melting it all together. Also too many$$$
  17. I’m scraping parquet blocks for my shed and all my tools keep breaking. First it was scraper blades (at a fiver a go), then when I found cheap replacement blades, the b*****d tool itself broke. I’m two weeks behind and might have to delay my electrician again. And a new tool looks like it’s gonna cost 3 times as much as the old one. Gah.
  18. Awesome - I haven’t found that method for finding a probability anywhere but will take your word for it as the expected number is something like 33 to be likely to have a full set (not sure what the variance is but expect it’s quite high) the equation for expected number is pretty cool.
  19. I don’t think so, as there are significantly more than 8 ways that those last 8 can go down, and even more ways that you could get the 12 not in the first 12 picks. How many more is what I’m struggling with. I feel like it is a bit like the birthdays problem and the probability is surprisingly high, but no method to get there...
  20. F1

    Anyone think Mercedes kinda dropped the ball bringing in bottas at the end? Seemed inevitable that verstappen would do the same and be faster. edit: just saw max got his time deleted. Still, not the greatest tactics ever?
  21. Went to the Clark’s outlet village place near Glastonbury. Wasn’t really there to buy just as chauffeur, but ended up with 2 pairs of vans and two northface jackets for £100 total. Result. It was also kinda nice to go to high street shops after so long.
  22. Awww I miss living in Devonport.
  23. Ouch! at least you know how you did yours!! I’m in the dark. Just woke up and couldn’t walk.
  24. Ffs - woke up yesterday unable to bear weight on my right foot. today it’s worse and incredibly painful - just had an X-ray but probably tendon damage. I’m on crutches. Might take a long time to recover. Bugger.
  25. F1