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by Spyglass
Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Winner of the US Election, cocks on the block
Replies: 132
Views: 4418

Re: Winner of the US Election, cocks on the block

Flockwitt wrote: Mon Nov 02, 2020 7:17 pm
Spyglass wrote: Mon Nov 02, 2020 6:46 pm I'm busy erecting my non-scaleable fence....us folks in the suburbs need to be prepared :P
There's a rush on aluminum siding?
Sold out at the hardware stores, I'm going with plywood and a generous coating of grease 8)
by Spyglass
Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Winner of the US Election, cocks on the block
Replies: 132
Views: 4418

Re: Winner of the US Election, cocks on the block

Mr Mike wrote: Mon Nov 02, 2020 7:09 pm
Spyglass wrote: Mon Nov 02, 2020 6:46 pm I'm busy erecting my non-scaleable fence....us folks in the suburbs need to be prepared :P
Locked and loaded?
Cleaning them as I type. Any recommendation for load sequence for the 12 gauge - should I go No 8, No 4, buckshot and repeat :shock: :D
by Spyglass
Mon Nov 02, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Winner of the US Election, cocks on the block
Replies: 132
Views: 4418

Re: Winner of the US Election, cocks on the block

I'm busy erecting my non-scaleable fence....us folks in the suburbs need to be prepared :P
by Spyglass
Sun Oct 04, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Help me choose a reasonably decadent car
Replies: 151
Views: 3067

Re: Help me choose a reasonably decadent car

Clogs wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:10 am
shanky wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:58 am clogs

what is that?

cobra?
Yeh. Not too many original ones lying around, but some seriously good kit cars to be had.
I wouldn’t go near a kit car, but there are some excellent factory built turnkey cars available from: Superformance (pictured), Kirkham and ERA.
by Spyglass
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Phew what a scorcher!
Replies: 38
Views: 2284

Re: Phew what a scorcher!

5" of rain overnight, it's eased off but is still coming down, it's supposed to stop by midday.

My son's high school graduation is scheduled for this evening at the football stadium, I can't see that going ahead :(
by Spyglass
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: American Cops behaving Badly (All inclusive thread)
Replies: 6631
Views: 373817

Re: American Cops behaving Badly (All inclusive thread)

Yes, NATO uses Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) rounds, it's a general agreement between the worlds military's (although the US is now going to use 9mm Jacketed Hollow Points (JHP) in their service pistkols). FMJ has better penetration through objects and since assault rifles are full auto you aren't as wor...
by Spyglass
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: American Cops behaving Badly (All inclusive thread)
Replies: 6631
Views: 373817

Re: American Cops behaving Badly (All inclusive thread)

Yes, NATO uses Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) rounds, it's a general agreement between the worlds military's (although the US is now going to use 9mm Jacketed Hollow Points (JHP) in their service pistols). FMJ has better penetration through objects and since assault rifles are full auto you aren't as worr...
by Spyglass
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: American Cops behaving Badly (All inclusive thread)
Replies: 6631
Views: 373817

Re: American Cops behaving Badly (All inclusive thread)

Yes, NATO uses Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) rounds, it's a general agreement between the worlds military's (although the US is now going to use 9mm Jacketed Hollow Points (JHP) in their service pistols). FMJ has better penetration through objects and since assault rifles are full auto you aren't as worr...
by Spyglass
Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: American Cops behaving Badly (All inclusive thread)
Replies: 6631
Views: 373817

Re: American Cops behaving Badly (All inclusive thread)

Yep especially with the hollow point rounds that are used by the cops, the head squashes on impact and then makes a mess inside x( Wow that seems fairly barbaric? I thought hollow points were outlawed by Geneva Convention.(or whatever the relevant piece of law is) Seems not the case ... stopping po...
by Spyglass
Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: American Cops behaving Badly (All inclusive thread)
Replies: 6631
Views: 373817

Re: American Cops behaving Badly (All inclusive thread)

The choice there seems to be let him get away and everyone lives, or shoot him, and he probably dies. And as pointed out, they know who he is and can find him again surely. Sure, by their laws they're probably just about justified, but that doesn't mean the laws are right. I'm no gun guy so am all ...
by Spyglass
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: American Cops behaving Badly (All inclusive thread)
Replies: 6631
Views: 373817

Re: American Cops behaving Badly (All inclusive thread)

The choice there seems to be let him get away and everyone lives, or shoot him, and he probably dies. And as pointed out, they know who he is and can find him again surely. Sure, by their laws they're probably just about justified, but that doesn't mean the laws are right. I'm no gun guy so am all ...
by Spyglass
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: American Cops behaving Badly (All inclusive thread)
Replies: 6631
Views: 373817

Re: American Cops behaving Badly (All inclusive thread)

Well I watched a Joe Rogan clip where Rogan claims that the guy asked the cops to get him an Uber and if they did that and had his car towed then fingers crossed the guy can wake up in the morning and possibly think about getting help for any substance problems he has. But I don't know if what Roga...
by Spyglass
Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: New Outlook client
Replies: 17
Views: 931

Re: New Outlook client

Sandstorm wrote:Can someone please send me the home address of the cnut @ Microsoft who decided that the Search box on the O365 client should move from the RHS of my Mailbox and up onto the top of the mother-bastard application border? :x

Thank you in advance
Thanks, I was wondering where it had gone :blush:
by Spyglass
Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Are Looters Bad?
Replies: 51
Views: 2275

Re: Are Looters Bad?

Mr Mike wrote:
Good luck to your son for the next stage.
Thanks, he'll be studying engineering at A&M, so we'll have an Aggie in the family, which will be a bit of a cultural change for us Englishers....
by Spyglass
Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Are Looters Bad?
Replies: 51
Views: 2275

Re: Are Looters Bad?

Judging by the number of “looters will be shot on sight” signs posted around our gated community during Hurricane Harvey, I think there was a firm view formed that looting is generally unacceptable. Fortunately we had some community minded folks patrolling the lakes and streets in their kayaks “loc...
by Spyglass
Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Are Looters Bad?
Replies: 51
Views: 2275

Re: Are Looters Bad?

Judging by the number of “looters will be shot on sight” signs posted around our gated community during Hurricane Harvey, I think there was a firm view formed that looting is generally unacceptable. Fortunately we had some community minded folks patrolling the lakes and streets in their kayaks “loc...
by Spyglass
Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official cycling thread
Replies: 3577
Views: 269434

Re: The official cycling thread

ukjim wrote:On a happier note I have just bought some new wheels.

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Perfect for chasing those KOM's....during your group rides, obviously :D
by Spyglass
Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official cycling thread
Replies: 3577
Views: 269434

Re: The official cycling thread

So what's happened to Strava. I'm guessing they don't like me not paying them money so are dumbing things down to zero. I'm just too cheap I guess. Their business model of giving almost everything away for free seems to have been unsuccessful. Especially with all the extra lockdown log-ins. Probabl...
by Spyglass
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official "Low and Slow" BBQ thread
Replies: 298
Views: 30292

Re: The official "Low and Slow" BBQ thread

Been looking at a Kamado for a long time to accompany my enormous masonary grill. Still not sure I want to shell out for it You can't go wrong with a ceramic grill, BGE has got the established industry name but I don't think there's a lot of difference between most of them. I ended up going with a ...
by Spyglass
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official "Low and Slow" BBQ thread
Replies: 298
Views: 30292

Re: The official "Low and Slow" BBQ thread

Just got a Treager Timberline 1300, huge leap forward in functionality with WiFi enabled control. Great kit. https://contentgrid.homedepot-static.com/hdus/en_US/DTCCOMNEW/fetch/FetchRules/Rich_Content/312506102-tfb01wle-traeger-timberline-1300-pellet-grill-consistency-3-2020.jpg Nice one MM, that s...
by Spyglass
Tue May 26, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: And the favourite cut of lamb for kiwis is..................
Replies: 80
Views: 3464

Re: And the favourite cut of lamb for kiwis is..............

Butterfly the leg, season and marinade for 24 hours in garlic and rosemary, charcoal grill rare. Delicious broke in a new treager smoker over the weekend with some brisket. That recipe sounds like an overdue return to my heritage.... I use a Big Green Egg and love it. A friend of mine has a Treager...
by Spyglass
Tue May 26, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: And the favourite cut of lamb for kiwis is..................
Replies: 80
Views: 3464

Re: And the favourite cut of lamb for kiwis is..............

Butterfly the leg, season and marinade for 24 hours in garlic and rosemary, charcoal grill rare. Delicious
by Spyglass
Wed May 20, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 750 MW
Replies: 59
Views: 2984

Re: 750 MW

Uncle Fester wrote: You can tell I'm process rather than mech eng, can't you! ;-)
I just can't understand how us engineers get the reputation for being anally retentive..... :lol:
by Spyglass
Tue May 19, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 750 MW
Replies: 59
Views: 2984

Re: 750 MW

Is it specialist equipment or infrastructure? Swagelok supply both, so it's not an issue sourcing metric fittings. We use a shit load of 1/4" SS piping, but we purchased a huge portion of our equipment from a Finnish company, who deal.in metric. Can cause issues the odd time, bit it's mostly ok. In...
by Spyglass
Tue May 19, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 750 MW
Replies: 59
Views: 2984

Re: 750 MW

Is it specialist equipment or infrastructure? Swagelok supply both, so it's not an issue sourcing metric fittings. We use a shit load of 1/4" SS piping, but we purchased a huge portion of our equipment from a Finnish company, who deal.in metric. Can cause issues the odd time, bit it's mostly ok. In...
by Spyglass
Wed May 13, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 750 MW
Replies: 59
Views: 2984

Re: 750 mW

I presume you mean MW - Megawatt? rather than mW Kind of depends where in the world you are as power consumption per home can vary a lot, but you would expect somewhere between 350,000 and 600,000 homes I did, thanks. So pretty chunky then? I have some follow up questions if you, or anyone else, kn...
by Spyglass
Wed May 13, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 750 MW
Replies: 59
Views: 2984

Re: 750 mW

I presume you mean MW - Megawatt? rather than mW Kind of depends where in the world you are as power consumption per home can vary a lot, but you would expect somewhere between 350,000 and 600,000 homes I did, thanks. So pretty chunky then? I have some follow up questions if you, or anyone else, kn...
by Spyglass
Tue May 12, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Has anyone heard from Globus?
Replies: 281
Views: 22768

Re: Has anyone heard from Globus?

Hmmmm beef ribs... good bump Hey MM, how are you guys doing, keeping up the Houston tradition of totally ignoring any Gov't guidance, particularly when it comes to Covid :roll: . Unfortunately we went back to the office this week, but at least the traffic is light..... Doing well thanks and hope al...
by Spyglass
Tue May 12, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Has anyone heard from Globus?
Replies: 281
Views: 22768

Re: Has anyone heard from Globus?

Mr Mike wrote:Hmmmm beef ribs... good bump
Hey MM, how are you guys doing, keeping up the Houston tradition of totally ignoring any Gov't guidance, particularly when it comes to Covid :roll: . Unfortunately we went back to the office this week, but at least the traffic is light.....
by Spyglass
Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Modern vacuum cleaners Suck! Or rather, they don’t....
Replies: 42
Views: 2037

Re: Modern vacuum cleaners Suck! Or rather, they don’t....

Whole house system is the best vacuum with the minor complication being that you have to install the piping when you build the house
by Spyglass
Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official cycling thread
Replies: 3577
Views: 269434

Re: The official cycling thread

I used to use a Kurt Kinetic which was fine but I found the VP calc wasn’t very reliable and I wanted to be able to use ERG mode that smart trainers provide, which makes sites like TrainerRoad, Zwift, etc a better experience. So I got a KickR when they were first released and would highly recommend...
by Spyglass
Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Oil price
Replies: 87
Views: 4826

Re: Oil price

Pity I've no big boat these days, got about six gallons in the outboard tanks when I got back from the holidays. Probably end up putting that in the car which is full right now. I read somewhere yesterday that you can fill up , in the US mid-west, for 12 cents a gallon. I think someone's pulling yo...
by Spyglass
Sun Apr 19, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official cycling thread
Replies: 3577
Views: 269434

Re: The official cycling thread

I used to use a Kurt Kinetic which was fine but I found the VP calc wasn’t very reliable and I wanted to be able to use ERG mode that smart trainers provide, which makes sites like TrainerRoad, Zwift, etc a better experience. So I got a KickR when they were first released and would highly recommend ...
by Spyglass
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official cycling thread
Replies: 3577
Views: 269434

Re: The official cycling thread

Yes I'm surprised it loses pressure, I was under the impression that the sealant would take care of any minor leaks. Before I put the sealant in I left the tires for an hour or two to allow the beads to set and the tires to settle into their actual shape. During this time they went down to about 20...
by Spyglass
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official cycling thread
Replies: 3577
Views: 269434

Re: The official cycling thread

has anyone actually gone tubeless? Friends and family are raving about it but it seems a bit of a hassle and not easy to get right without the right tools and being of sound mind - both of which may be an issue. See my post above. I converted three weeks ago and have about 500 miles on GP5000TL's. ...
by Spyglass
Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official cycling thread
Replies: 3577
Views: 269434

Re: The official cycling thread

has anyone actually gone tubeless? Friends and family are raving about it but it seems a bit of a hassle and not easy to get right without the right tools and being of sound mind - both of which may be an issue. See my post above. I converted three weeks ago and have about 500 miles on GP5000TL's. ...
by Spyglass
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official cycling thread
Replies: 3577
Views: 269434

Re: The official cycling thread

So what you guys are saying is I'm going to need new tires pretty soon. :) :nod: It's pretty much the first "upgrade" you get to make with any bike, as it's the number 1 wear item. Yep. I've run GP4000's for the last 10 years and really like them. My new bike has tubeless ready wheels, so I just sw...
by Spyglass
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official cycling thread
Replies: 3577
Views: 269434

Re: The official cycling thread

rustycruiser wrote:We are all going to die. Might as well get a new bike. Just delivered today. My first ever NBD.

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Nice, just in time from spring and solo rides Social Distancing :D
by Spyglass
Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Entertaining Pics Thread (definitely with NSFW content)
Replies: 58352
Views: 7347493

Re: The Entertaining Pics Thread (definitely with NSFW conte

^^^ Clawhammer and chain Ballhammer https://image.made-in-china.com/43f34j00dACQMkScPBqb/0-34kg-0-75lb-Ball-Peen-Hammer-Copper-Hammers-Spark-Free-Safety-Hand-Tools-Safety-Tool.jpg Ball pein hammer Ball peen hammer, Shirley? edit....Oh, I see the pein spelling on the web. Never come across it before...
by Spyglass
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Entertaining Pics Thread (definitely with NSFW content)
Replies: 58352
Views: 7347493

Re: The Entertaining Pics Thread (definitely with NSFW conte

Jensrsa wrote:^^^
Clawhammer and chain

Ballhammer
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Ball pein hammer