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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:22 
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I got the information from putting my cookware on the hobs and them not working.

I found one saucepan and one frying pan that worked, because they are cast iron and not aluminium. Anything with a coating won't work.

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:27 
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We need all-new cookware as ours don't work on the induction hob.


Where did you get the information from about this? We are planning a new kitchen and my wife was saying she wanted an electric hob. :)

I have a load of Stella pans which cost a fair bit of money so wouldn't want to chuck these out.

Electric does not necessarily mean induction. (but it is the best form of electric hob)

Basically, pans have to iron based, as its done through magnetism. Although I believe notall steel pans are usable for some reason I don't know . (alternatively you can have an in between iron plate, but that's daft)


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:33 
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Anything with a coating won't work.

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Unless it somehow blocks the induction it should be fine. I've not had any problems with coated pans.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 13:03 
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Cover the hob with a piece of iron and use your old pans.

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 13:16 
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Mr Dave wrote:
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Anything with a coating won't work.

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Unless it somehow blocks the induction it should be fine. I've not had any problems with coated pans.

Fair enough. All the ones we've got don't work.

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 22:54 
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The base of your pan has to be at least 9% iron or something.

Our previous induction-compatible pans were tefal ones where high-iron 'pads' poked through the low-iron stainless steel base; worked fine but our new cooker said that's really bad for efficiency and also can cause hot spots that can damage the glass.

Newer le creuset pans are solid high-iron bases and we can boil water in them faster than the kettle, but flecks of iron keep going rusty in the dishwasher. Ridiculous warranty will help there.

Our jam pans also work; the old one is difficult to keep boiling and can confuse the hob but the base is warped slightly so I bought a new same-model one and it's fine.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:02 
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I stayed up to the VERY LATE time of ten to midnight trying to catch up on Amazon TV. As I have been eating rubbish food for a week when I sat on the toilet I done a MASSIVE WHIZZPOPPER that woke up Bang and she wouldn't settle. She also woke up Crash who decided my bed was better. At one in the morning I went dowe stairs with Bang and we watched The Grand Tour until two when I pit her down again. As I had no bed space, I slept in Crash's bed until six when Bang woke up again and here we are.

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:52 
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Today is my mother’s 60th birthday. By coincidence it’s also her brother’s wife’s birthday. They have the same name, my mother and aunt, and both turn 60 today.

Anyway, as they were both hitting a big birthday they decided to go out for a meal last night, which is quite a big occasion due to my mother’s mobility problems. My mum, her husband, my uncle and his wife, to celebrate the women both turning 60. A really nice thing. Except on Friday evening, the day before the meal that has been organised for quite some time now, it was dropped into conversation that it would not be just the four of them as had been said up until now. No. The table had been booked for 17, because my uncle’s three children, their partners, and their kids had all been invited and this has been arranged for weeks. These are my uncle’s children, not his wife’s, but it’s kind of galling that my mother did not have any of her kids or grandchildren there, nor the opportunity to invite them. She would not have assumed it just fine to invite her entire extended family when it had been planned just for four. That she only found out less than 24 hours to go before the meal, is telling.

I’m not annoyed for myself. I couldn’t have gone at the moment as my health is too poor, but I’m annoyed for my mother, and annoyed about my uncle. I don’t like the way he operates.

The kicker, however, is that they brought out a surprise cake. It was iced with my aunt’s name, and SURNAME, because you wouldn’t want to accidentally want people to think that the cake might also be celebrating the other person there with that same name.

It is making me feel sad as she said that she felt very overlooked last night and that it wasn’t really her birthday at all. :(

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:15 
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Wow, that's cold.

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 21:14 
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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 22:40 
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I don’t think I get the picture, sorry :(

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 23:02 
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The bit on the zip that you grip has turned sideways. It’s one of those that ain’t supposed to do that.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 23:02 
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Or he’s left his flies open.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 23:10 
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Oh! I thought it was a follow-on comment on what I had posted, afterctge :this:

D’oh.

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 23:35 
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The bit on the zip that you grip has turned sideways. It’s one of those that ain’t supposed to do that.


That’s correct. It just works its way sideways but is very difficult to get back into the correct position. They’re like those metal puzzles you get in Christmas crackers. It happened on my several zips on my last pair of work trahziz and is a bloody nuisance. These are relatively new and this is the first time it’s happened. Why they don’t have the round loops on them, I don’t know.

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 23:58 
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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:47 
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Very much so.

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 17:16 
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Happy Hour at a particular pub starts at 16:00. I bought my pint at 15:50. That's 45p I could have saved were I not so impatient.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 17:27 
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I think that with that info, we can work out Kern's Annualised Beer Discount rate. He'd rather have a beer now than a beer and 45p in 10 mins. Extrapolating out, Kern would rather have:

* A beer now over a beer and £2.70 in an hour.
* A beer now over a beer and £64.80 in a day.
* A beer now over a beer and £23,652 in a year.

Worth bearing in mind if you ever owe him money.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 18:23 
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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:21 
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€270 to get on register of foreign births in Ireland. So, that's €1080 in total. Then passports are €80 a pop. Bloody hell.

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:22 
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€270 to get on register of foreign births in Ireland. So, that's €1080 in total. Then passports are €80 a pop. Bloody hell.

MrsDoc’s UK visas, ILR, and citizenship cost us somewhere north of £5k.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:26 
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€270 to get on register of foreign births in Ireland. So, that's €1080 in total. Then passports are €80 a pop. Bloody hell.

MrsDoc’s UK visas, ILR, and citizenship cost us somewhere north of £5k.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:39 
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MaliA wrote:
€270 to get on register of foreign births in Ireland. So, that's €1080 in total. Then passports are €80 a pop. Bloody hell.

On the upside, the weakened pound makes it even more expensive!


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 17:29 
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I bought a cheap USB charger off eBay a few years ago and whilst I've been dubious of it, it's worked flawlessly.... Until today.

I've just plugged it in only for it to 'pop' and smell funny.

At least it didn't burn my house down with it!


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 17:36 
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I've just plugged it in only for it to 'pop' and smell funny.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 15:52 
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They've fiddled with the settings of the toilet lights at work, so that they go off after about 5 mins of inactivity. The sensors don't catch movement in the cubicles, and the office is quite empty right now as we're in the process of moving, so foot traffic isn't enough to keep them on. Therefore, even a relatively brief gaming session will result in the lights going off, leaving you in a cubicle in total darkness.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 16:02 
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They've fiddled with the settings of the toilet lights at work, so that they go off after about 5 mins of inactivity. The sensors don't catch movement in the cubicles, and the office is quite empty right now as we're in the process of moving, so foot traffic isn't enough to keep them on. Therefore, even a relatively brief gaming session will result in the lights going off, leaving you in a cubicle in total darkness.

We have this problem at home. :facepalm:

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 16:57 
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The really annoying thing is that the sensor is right by the door, away from the cubicles and slow to react. There;s always the chance that someone else will come in and find you walking across the toilet in the dark.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 17:50 
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Lonewolves wrote:
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They've fiddled with the settings of the toilet lights at work, so that they go off after about 5 mins of inactivity. The sensors don't catch movement in the cubicles, and the office is quite empty right now as we're in the process of moving, so foot traffic isn't enough to keep them on. Therefore, even a relatively brief gaming session will result in the lights going off, leaving you in a cubicle in total darkness.

We have this problem at home. :facepalm:


You have a toilet cubicle in your bathroom?


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