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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 17:11 
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Oh it just had to be Middlesbrough...

TheVision, where do you stand on the correct time to begin selling pies?


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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Morrisons don't sell iced fingers, what kind of supermarket doesn't sell iced fingers?

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An iced bun, iced finger, or Swiss bun is a bread bun with a white or pink icing sugar glaze covering the top. The dough may be enriched or simply an oblong bread roll. In some bakeries or recipes, iced buns are garnished with additional sweets or are decorated as ballet slippers or other whimsical shapes.

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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I’ve just my eyes tested and I need new glasses; varifocals for driving and general use, and readers for just reading because the varifocals are annoying if I’m reading for more than a few minutes. I was going to get photo chromatic varifocals because if I wear sunglasses when I’m driving I can’t read the sat nav or instrumentation. When I read up on them, all opticians appear to think they’re not really good for driving as the windscreen stops them working effectively.

The recommendation is to get polarised lenses for driving, but you can’t get them in clear glass, so I’d have to get what are effectively varifocal sunglasses. But then I’ll look like a spaz if I’m wearing them for general use on a cloudy day, or indoors, so I guess I’ll have to get two pairs, polarised and standard lenses.

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Get those glasses that go dark in the sun. My mum had some of the early ones of those and they were pretty much dark all the time.

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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There was a piano going free just around the corner. We were going to get it. The piano moving man wanted £100 which was fine, but it was full of mouse shit and damp and that would be another £150 to fix.

We don't have a piano.

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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DavPaz dodged a bullet!

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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Get those glasses that go dark in the sun. My mum had some of the early ones of those and they were pretty much dark all the time.

Those are the photochromatic ones that aren’t recommended for driving, and I do a LOT of driving for work.

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 18:35 
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DavPaz dodged a bullet!

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 21:12 
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Lonewolves wrote:
Get those glasses that go dark in the sun. My mum had some of the early ones of those and they were pretty much dark all the time.


My mate had a pair year ago, I felt they made him look like a test when they were anything but completely clear.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:13 
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My dishwasher seems to run out of rinse-aid a bit more quickly than I feel it should, and the little red light annoys me.

My robot vacuum cleaner has an annoying habit of getting stuck on things that i feel it really shouldn't and then sits there beeping annoyingly until someone goes and 'rescues' it.

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:47 
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I feel ya. My new dishwasher is controlled by an app on my phone and the whole time it's on there's a little exclamation mark that says "salt compartment is missing salt" I've never put salt in a dishwasher and have no idea where it goes.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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It goes in the salt compartment.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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How on earth can using an app be more convenient than the dishwasher itself? The world has gone mad I tells ya!


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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How on earth can using an app be more convenient than the dishwasher itself? The world has gone mad I tells ya!

"Has the dishwasher finished? Good job I can look at my phone while watching the TV rather than having to go tot he kitchen and see."

Wookie - salt stops the water softener from getting gummed up.

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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Also rinse aid, although all in one tablets say you don't need it I've found that stuff (especially plastic things that don't retain heat) seems to come out dryer with it.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:02 
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How on earth can using an app be more convenient than the dishwasher itself? The world has gone mad I tells ya!


There's an old 'Pinky and the Brain' song with a verse where the Brain, in explaining why he would succeed where other would-be megalomaniacs had failed, says he would control everyone's appliances. I suppose in the 1990s the idea was charmingly absurd.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:19 
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My dishwasher only tells me I have run out of salt and rinse aid after I have loaded it and turned it on. Which is fucking useless.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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Don't these do all the stuff I need? There's no way to make the dishwasher shut up about it so maybe I'll have to go back to the old fashioned way.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:32 
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Salt goes in the big turnyround thing at the bottom of the washer.

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:33 
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You could trick your dishwasher that it's always full of salt by filling it with sand.

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:33 
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krazywookie wrote:
Don't these do all the stuff I need?
No. All-in-one tablets allegedly mean you don't need rinse-aid (like markg, I find it better if you use it anyway), but they can't help with the salt thing.

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I've never put salt in a dishwasher and have no idea where it goes.
There'll be a big screw cap on the floor of the washing chamber with a tank under it. Not the outlet, the other one. You buy dishwasher salt (which is massive grain and very pure) and pour it in there until it's full.

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Wookie - salt stops the water softener from getting gummed up.
This. Dishwashers do ion exchange to soften the wash water, otherwise you get limescale everywhere. The ion exchange doodad gets saturated over time and has to be washed with brine or it'll stop working.

This also means it's actually important to set your water hardness setting so the dishwasher knows how often to sluice the softener.

If you have very, very soft water, Wookie, this might not matter. In Wales my dishwasher barely used any salt. In London we get through loads of the stuff.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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"Removes baked - on food" doesn't parse well.

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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Alright, looks like I'm ordering dishwasher salt. Thanks for the tips all :)


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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Wait. Salt goes in my dishwasher?


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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Christ. Even I know about dishwasher salt.

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:00 
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Lonewolves wrote:
Christ. Even I know about dishwasher salt.

Well that's depressing. I mean I know about it, but like Wookie, I figured the "All" in "All-in-one" meant, er, all. Those crazy marketing types.
Also, it seems to clean things ok, so I wasn't going to investigate further.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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According to Finish, it does mean all in one though they say you might need to add more depending on your water.

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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:

If you have very, very soft water, Wookie, this might not matter. In Wales my dishwasher barely used any salt. In London we get through loads of the stuff.

God yes, London’s hard water be well ‘ard. I don’t know if they’re cheaper elsewhere but my daughter just paid £1800 to have a water softener fitted, which I thought was bloody expensive

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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Cras wrote:
According to Finish, it does mean all in one though they say you might need to add more depending on your water.

All good then, I will tick this off my 1st world problems list.


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For ages I wondered what a strange funnel-shaped thing was in my kitchen. Only after throwing it out and later pouring salt everywhere in the machine except the huge gaping hole did I realise it was for easier salt pouring.


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I don’t know if they’re cheaper elsewhere but my daughter just paid £1800 to have a water softener fitted, which I thought was bloody expensive

How well does that work? MrsDoc has long wanted one.


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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
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I don’t know if they’re cheaper elsewhere but my daughter just paid £1800 to have a water softener fitted, which I thought was bloody expensive

How well does that work? MrsDoc has long wanted one.
I know MrsDoc wants one. I’ll ask C next time I speak with her

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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
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I don’t know if they’re cheaper elsewhere but my daughter just paid £1800 to have a water softener fitted, which I thought was bloody expensive

How well does that work? MrsDoc has long wanted one.

The tower I used to live in had a large one of them for the whole building.

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DBSnappa wrote:
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I don’t know if they’re cheaper elsewhere but my daughter just paid £1800 to have a water softener fitted, which I thought was bloody expensive

How well does that work? MrsDoc has long wanted one.
I know MrsDoc wants one. I’ll ask C next time I speak with her

Well, the feedback I got was “I haven’t noticed much difference” or similar. I’m paraphrasing. I’ll ask some follow up questions ;)

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Every time I open the dishwasher salt thing, it is full of water. Is this a bad thing, or is it meant to be like that?

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It should be full of water. Unless it’s brand new.

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I'm glad my dishwasher doesn't have a 'salt' light as that would probably be on all the time.

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Mods, can we split the dishwasher chat into its own thread, otherwise it'll be lost when we want to go back and re-read.


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Mods, can we split the dishwasher chat into its own thread, otherwise it'll be lost when we want to go back and re-read.


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Sitting on a train at Euston, and someone thought it would be fun to train surf on the train in front of mine.

3 and a half hours later I'm finally on a train home...


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I mean, that person's probably dead, though.


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I mean, that person's probably dead, though.


Nope, wasn't a fatality, just a cock being a cock.


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Hmm... sounds like I have the wrong idea of what train surfing is.

I thought train/bus surfing was when you try to stand/walk in the aisle without holding on to the seats for support, either for fun or because you have a bagel in one hand and a cup of tea in the other.

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Mimi wrote:
Hmm... sounds like I have the wrong idea of what train surfing is.

I thought train/bus surfing was when you try to stand/walk in the aisle without holding on to the seats for support, either for fun or because you have a bagel in one hand and a cup of tea in the other.


That's a middle class version :) the chav version is on top outside!

Don't get me wrong, I have every sympathy for folks who get to a point in their life where stepping in front of a train seems the only solution. It's tragic.

Folks who think it's a good idea to climb on the outside of a train at rush hour, and then run down the tracks away from the police when they arrive, I have a lot less sympathy for...


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My wifi on my PC slows down over time (could be a day, could be 5 minutes), but if I disconnect and reconnect it's back up to full speed for a bit. Windows 10 update bullshit it looks like, as it used to be fine.
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