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Post by Redirect Left » 14 May 2019 01:24

Had an odd dilemma today.
Bought a carbon monoxide alarm to put next to my boiler today, in the UK properties only need a fire alarm, a carbon monoxide alarm doesn't need to be provided by a landlord, so i thought i'd get one.

Set it up, placed it next to the boiler and it immediately started beeping. Cue me spending 5 minutes trying to figure out if the alarm i had bought was faulty, or if my boiler had been emitting levels of gas unbeknownst for a while.
Eventually I decided to sit myself next to the boiler, literally as close as I could get to it, and watch a few episodes of American Dad! on my laptop. After 90 minutes I was still feeling healthy, no lightheadedness or dizzyness so i declared the fault as being with the alarm.

Probably not the official way of testing for that!
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Post by SomeIndianGuy » 14 May 2019 13:15

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Post by Ameecher » 15 May 2019 08:02

Redirect Left wrote:Had an odd dilemma today.
Bought a carbon monoxide alarm to put next to my boiler today, in the UK properties only need a fire alarm, a carbon monoxide alarm doesn't need to be provided by a landlord, so i thought i'd get one.

Set it up, placed it next to the boiler and it immediately started beeping. Cue me spending 5 minutes trying to figure out if the alarm i had bought was faulty, or if my boiler had been emitting levels of gas unbeknownst for a while.
Eventually I decided to sit myself next to the boiler, literally as close as I could get to it, and watch a few episodes of American Dad! on my laptop. After 90 minutes I was still feeling healthy, no lightheadedness or dizzyness so i declared the fault as being with the alarm.

Probably not the official way of testing for that!
That's up there with the dumbest things I've ever heard. I'd have personally taken the alarm outside to see if was still beeping away from any source of CO...
Bearing in mind you wouldn't be aware of CO poisoning this was a very dangerous test.
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Post by Redirect Left » 15 May 2019 13:26

Ameecher wrote: Bearing in mind you wouldn't be aware of CO poisoning this was a very dangerous test.
That is definitely not true. You do not just drop dead from Carbon Monoxide. It is generally only dangerous when sleeping or you're otherwise not expecting it and so the symptoms of CO can go by unnoticed. However if you're expecting it you definitely should be aware of it occuring, given the more common symptoms range from dizziness, headacheds of varying strengths to straight up feeling like you will, or actual vomiting. They're not the most subtle of symptoms, especially when prepared and expecting them.
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Post by Transportman » 18 May 2019 13:35

Redirect Left wrote:
Ameecher wrote: Bearing in mind you wouldn't be aware of CO poisoning this was a very dangerous test.
That is definitely not true. You do not just drop dead from Carbon Monoxide. It is generally only dangerous when sleeping or you're otherwise not expecting it and so the symptoms of CO can go by unnoticed. However if you're expecting it you definitely should be aware of it occuring, given the more common symptoms range from dizziness, headacheds of varying strengths to straight up feeling like you will, or actual vomiting. They're not the most subtle of symptoms, especially when prepared and expecting them.
Even then the better test would have been to take the alarm outside of the room to verify it was still beeping... Also, wasn't it beeping because the battery was empty (most pre-packaged batteries are already half dead)?
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Post by Redirect Left » 19 May 2019 15:28

The Stamford model railway exhibition has been trashed by vandals. They broke into the hall the exhibition was at, and ransacked the entire thing, smashing exhibitions and stomping on the remains, including a model train worth thousands of pounds. Four youths have been arrested.

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I dread to think the real value of everything destroyed, and how many hours of work has been lost in this act of random vandalism.
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Post by AntoninKyrene » 22 May 2019 03:33

OpenTTD steam locomotives should be driven by a cadre of witchetty-grub-intoxicated platypodes.
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Post by Redirect Left » 26 May 2019 09:12

Today I found out why I was never able to tell direction in games from sounds, watched a video that contained very directional sounds, and noted that they were coming outr the opposite speaker displayed on screen.

Turns out for the past few year, my left speaker has been on the right, and vice versa.
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Post by alluke » 26 May 2019 20:43

FINLAND IS THE NEW CHAMPION

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Post by Chrill » 27 May 2019 06:45

Well, if we had to lose to Finland we might as well let them win the whole thing.
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Post by Chrill » 29 May 2019 19:55

I know this may be a desperate and futile attempt, but is there anyone here who happens to have the TV show Party of Five on DVD and would be willing to sell it + ship it to me for a decent price? My wife is watching it on Netflix and Netflix's rights expire on 1 June. :P
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Post by Redirect Left » 29 May 2019 20:17

If CEX sell overseas, you can pick up the seasons DVDs of them for like £1 each, some are even £0.50 - not sure how much P&P will be though.

https://uk.webuy.com/search?stext=Party%20of%20Five - lots of Mario Party results, but if you look through there are some for a show called Part of Five
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Post by orudge » 30 Jun 2019 06:35

It’s now 12 years exactly since a bunch of intrepid tycoons set foot in Birmingham! How time flies...

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Post by Chrill » 01 Jul 2019 14:34

No time for a 2019 meet (unless arranged post-summer), I suppose, but how about planning a 2020 meet already?
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Post by orudge » 01 Jul 2019 14:45

If you'd like to do so, please feel free! :)

With 3 kids on the go as well as various other responsibilities, I don't have time to organise it myself, but attendance is a possibility depending on when/where.

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Post by Redirect Left » 01 Jul 2019 16:06

I'd look to attend anything in the UK. Perhaps it is time for a return to the Rail Museum in York? Given its been a while, hopefully they still let out the rooms to groups.
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Post by YNM » 04 Aug 2019 09:10

Well, so this happens today...

https://english.kontan.co.id/news/indon ... r-blackout

Has been going on since 11.50 UTC+7 (now as I am editing this post it's 16.10 UTC+7). Western half of Java seems to have been in near-total blackout, from West Java province to DKI Jakarta and Banten province, along with western parts of Central Java province. Took me a fortune to be able to post this. Telephone lines are disrupted, mobile networks are almost entirely down, electric trains stopped, traffic lights shut down, tollbooths (which now uses ETC) disrupted.



And I'm guessing very well we never have backups for this since it has been down for 4 hours.

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Post by Mr. X » 06 Aug 2019 21:53

I have to say, the last server upgrade was eons ago and good that it happened. Especially the updated anti-spam filter will probably save a lot of time weeding out the garbage. Yet I'm gonna miss the old style Nay! classic TTD theme. These borderless tiles and the green background are messing up my eyes. :(
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Post by Olim » 12 Aug 2019 11:03

Rendomly pleic this mesage somwere hiar. Itak, as wrotten in openTTD wikia, one square on map has sise about 630 kilomiters. So lets calculate: if we make big map like, 4096*4096, we got area about more then 2,5 million kilometirs * 2,5 million kilometirs. Is not it a litl TOO mach? Or meny, i bad with englis. Becose kilomitirs is enumerable, and, it must be meny, not mach. I rodden some book of ukrainean writer Nikolay Basow about Daison Sphere. I apreciate fantastik, but he wrotes that astronomer turn telscope "horizontaly", and, sow about milion kilometirs afar! It is unnatural beocuse there were written common air as on Earth. And you know abaut "air perespektive" - you kannot see thorought big masses of air. It's too dirty.

Oh, and i saw here meny spam about "bay viagra" or "steroids". So: bay viagra cheap, just go to yuor lokal drug store! (For example, i boght 2 tablets 800 mg for just 1600 roubles (it was about 8 ear ago)). But i prefer vitamines and geopatogen (consentrated blood with sugar). 8)
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Post by kamnet » 12 Aug 2019 19:07

Holy crap, 800mg tablets? The highest dosage recommended is 100mg. Viagra is dirt cheap now, though. I get generic Viagra (sildinifel) from my pharmacy for 50 cents a per 20mg tablet.

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