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    The "What the Bloody Fuckintosh?" Thread

    Whenever I'm getting fast food and I see they're swamped and/or having a shit day, I tell them something like "don't worry, I've been in customer service for 20 years". The same line comes in handy when they let a swearword out and then rush to apologize.
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    The Power Tools Thread

    When you don’t wrench enough to justify investing in a proper 1/2” impact, but it would’ve been difficult to break the nut on the lawn mower blade with hand tools. The €27 Fakita to the rescue.
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    What power tool brand/cult should altoid buy/join?

    I already mentioned this in Telegram, but might as well write down my €0,02 here: I am heavily invested in the Makita 18V LXT system. Only issue I've ever had was the gearbox on my well-used power drill, it started jumping out of second. A new gearbox was €50 from the official reseller and took...
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    Random thoughts.... [Tech Edition]

    I am fairly sure it’s a fiber box that puts out cable tv and gigabit and a separate generic router which will be yeeted as soon as i can find time to drive out there and have a look. I will try and reuse the (crappy) zyxel mesh network they’ve been using with the 4G connection. Hoping it won’t...
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    Random thoughts.... [Tech Edition]

    My parents finally got their fiber hooked up the other day. I’m their IT guy, obviously, and I’ve been waiting for some kind of information as to exactly what they’ll deliver. I was expecting an ethernet jack so I could roll my own stuff from there on. Turns out that the contract includes a...
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    The "Things that annoy me" thread

    I remember once being tailgated for about 10km by a moron in a rusty Vito. When he finally passes me, first thing he does is to drop the speed down to under the cruise control I haven’t touched in half an hour. Some people.
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    The "Things that annoy me" thread

    We’ve had 30 degrees for a week now and there are news stories about the elderly suffering in the care homes. This shit every year. Why is air conditioning still considered a luxury and not a basic utility? You wouldn’t build a house without heating.
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    Unverified Ownership Say Hippo Again, I Dare You - 2002 Land Rover Freelander Td4 3-door

    I much prefer traditional slushmatics over anything else both from the comfort and reliability aspect, but I have great respect for them and wouldn't take one apart unless I didn't have any plans to get it back together ever again. :LOL: Good work! Also why do your Mitutoyo calipers have...
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    The "Things that annoy me" thread

    Ads on Facebook that clearly are scam and still passed moderation. Right now I scrolled by an ad for "cheap mobile data" and then a list of different monthly data caps. Ad was in Finnish so clearly targeted at Finnish users. The problem is that a Finn doesn't know what a "data cap" is to begin...
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    The Power Tools Thread

    The same kind of people that are against electric cars seem to be against electric mowers for much the same reasons. "The expensive battery will be shot after sitting all winter" etc. Do these people not own an electric power drill or any other basic homeowner tool? I've been eyeing electric...
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    We have an identical intersection in the region where I live. People get rear-ended all the time while waiting to turn left off of the main road. Two accidents in a month or so, thankfully no fatal accidents. Locals have learned to try to time it so they don't have to stop and yield for...
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    The "Things that annoy me" thread

    I would like to thank the people on the football field across the street for their constant hollering and shouting that kept me from dozing off on the couch after work today. They made sure I didn’t ruin my night sleep.
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    Our "own" car reviews

    Sounds like Qashqai owners.
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    Other Random Car Sightings [Photo Required]

    Just an observation. The Chinese gonna Chinese. :D
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    Random thoughts.... [Tech Edition]

    I have a base model M1 Air. I also have a desktop (M1 Mini :p) so the laptop doesn't get used that much, but I still need a laptop and I want a decent one. The biggest problem with the M1 Air is the battery life is so good you misplace the charger between uses. It makes my six month old...
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    Yeah, that. It's simulating the rebound of a normal hydraulic power steering.
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    Random thoughts.... [Tech Edition]

    Don't forget the watermark. SHOT BY ULEFONE/REDMI/CHEAPCRAP PRO 9000 XP ULTRA TURBO GTI
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    You know how flicking the steering wheel makes it rock back and forth a couple of times until it stops again? I just realized today that my car does this in software, it isn't natural.
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    Ownership Verified: All roads lead to Volvo - 1995 Volvo 850 Turbo

    M18x1,5 with a 17mm head.
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    Slow news day: Buick has a redesigned logo

    I like the new Mokka too and I'm not ashamed about it. I like the new Opel/Vauxhall styling over all. The Astra is excellent too. I read somewhere that Insignia production is ending right now. Makes sense to get rid of GM as soon as possible.
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