This site is supported by the advertisements on it, please disable your AdBlocker so we can continue to provide you with the quality content you expect.

The Off Topic Thread Mark 3

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Dub13, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. GaryMc

    GaryMc
    Expand Collapse
    Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2007
    Messages:
    22,939
    Likes Received:
    4,516
    Probably a couple of ways
    - Bluetooth and you accepted his connection
    - If he was ever in your house and asked for WiFi password and your tv is on the same WiFi he could connect without you approving anything.

    Back when that technology was starting out we were on stag in Manchester. One of the lads had gotten the password for WiFi from barmaid earlier in the day. Later on United were playing on the big screen TV and he noticed he could connect to the TV. He flipped on Timbos Goals with Gerrard goal against United At Anfield in 01 on his phone and then put it on the big screen in the middle of match. He didn’t even let onto us. The place was packed, he kept his composure and only told us after we left as would have got a serious hiding had he been outed. Seen something similar in Galway one year at the races when someone put on porn on the TVs in the Quays pub.
     
    dk.lfc, mushypea, Stevie S and 4 others like this.
  2. vodkacolly

    vodkacolly
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2007
    Messages:
    6,755
    Likes Received:
    981
    Bout 15 years ago my mate checked the baby monitor video feed and got a fright. He was looking at a baby sleeping in a house a few doors down.
     
    babbsnads likes this.
  3. bobby benitez

    bobby benitez
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2008
    Messages:
    14,027
    Likes Received:
    3,065
    You insult Bella and 2 days later this happens, karma is a bitch my friend.
     
  4. Dub13

    Dub13
    Expand Collapse
    Administrator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2007
    Messages:
    20,415
    Likes Received:
    2,441
    I would say so. You would like to think the tech has come on since then.
     
  5. babbsnads

    babbsnads
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2010
    Messages:
    18,913
    Likes Received:
    6,334
    You can't beat Sunday afternoon drinking. Just wish it was in a pub.
     
  6. LFCRebel

    LFCRebel
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2011
    Messages:
    6,282
    Likes Received:
    1,531

    What's a pub?
     
    Garrett and babbsnads like this.
  7. edcarroll02

    edcarroll02
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2007
    Messages:
    15,920
    Likes Received:
    3,709
    I've about a half a bottle of red on board and looking forward to the other half once I get the baby to sleep. Sunday is without doubt the best drinking day but it has to be early.
     
    babbsnads likes this.
  8. GaryMc

    GaryMc
    Expand Collapse
    Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2007
    Messages:
    22,939
    Likes Received:
    4,516
    Back in the day used to do 9 pints before 9 on a Sunday. Stood to me on a Monday morning
     
    Stevie S, Joedared and babbsnads like this.
  9. babbsnads

    babbsnads
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2010
    Messages:
    18,913
    Likes Received:
    6,334
    The joys of working shifts and 5 over 7. Plenty of late starts on a Monday or like tomorrow,not in at all. Of course you also work some Sundays but it's swings and roundabouts.
     
  10. edcarroll02

    edcarroll02
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2007
    Messages:
    15,920
    Likes Received:
    3,709
    Jesus, that's fairly hectic even if home by 9. Though in my 20's maybe no idea issue, 9 pints might have me in ICU these days.
     
    GaryMc likes this.
  11. Garrett

    Garrett
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2007
    Messages:
    19,092
    Likes Received:
    1,622
    I would say most people are in the same boat Ed, regardless of age, we're all out of practice, having not seen much of a pub in the last year.
     
  12. Dub13

    Dub13
    Expand Collapse
    Administrator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2007
    Messages:
    20,415
    Likes Received:
    2,441
    It's good that the government are talking about relaxing the licencing laws once this is all over. Can only be a good thing.
     
    Beano87 and Garrett like this.
  13. Garrett

    Garrett
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2007
    Messages:
    19,092
    Likes Received:
    1,622
    Let's hope they go through with it, and get it right, this time...

    They'll also need to declare a national holiday for about 2 weeks, let everyone go bananas and get over the impact of Covid - 19, a bit.

    Give everywhere the option of opening 24/7 would be my preference. Very few places would actually stay open full time, but it would give both business owners and punters absolute flexibility.

    Wasnt there extended opening hours of an hour or two introduced years ago, and then reversed a few years later?
     
  14. GaryMc

    GaryMc
    Expand Collapse
    Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2007
    Messages:
    22,939
    Likes Received:
    4,516
    Could be me being cynical, but I reckon this is another notion put out there in the public domain at the exact time of news of extended restrictions to distract and appear to give struggling businesses some hope for the future. Over last 10 years they have wanted to restrict nightclubs and bars from staying open late so would be surprised if this actually happens.
     
    STEVE1978 and Garrett like this.
  15. elvis

    elvis
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2009
    Messages:
    21,123
    Likes Received:
    925
    Does anyone know what kind of person/company I'd need to contact to come and inspect how my house was constructed and provide a report. I'm having an issue with the flooring upstairs, if you move around gently upstairs, the shelves, desks, wardrobes and floors in 2+ rooms will shake, it's getting progressively worse too. It's a new build house that's under 18months old, the contractor has "fixed" it once by putting in some extra screws. In one room the flooring has started to "sag" towards the middle so the dresser, crib etc now all tilts away from the walls towards the middle and we were told "sure you'll never get a floor completely level". So my only course of action now is to get someone in to rip up the floors and check if it was done right or not and provide a professional report if it's not correct so that I can go back to the contractor and him fix it properly.
     
  16. red2005

    red2005
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2010
    Messages:
    936
    Likes Received:
    65
    I would imagine structural engineer.
    Uneven Floors
    If you’ve noticed your floors tilting very slightly, it may be because of house settling issues. The fact is, uneven floors happen because your house is settling unevenly; one side is settling more than the other, leading the entire structure, and therefore the floor, to settle.

    These uneven floors can be an annoyance, but they can also be a safety concern. If something breakable falls off a shelf or someone trips because of the uneven surface, you may end up dealing with an injury. However, it’s also important to note that you should tackle the structural issues causing the uneven floors because those can be even more of a safety concern.
    gine you would need an building/ structural engineer to look at it for you.
     
    #5836 red2005, Mar 4, 2021
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2021
    elvis likes this.
  17. elvis

    elvis
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2009
    Messages:
    21,123
    Likes Received:
    925
    Cheers, mind went blank and couldn't think of what to search. Got in contact with a company that are getting back to me. Thanks.
     
  18. Joedared

    Joedared
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2007
    Messages:
    2,897
    Likes Received:
    276
    I know there woofen floors upstairs. But don't rule out pyrite in concrete sub floor.
    Especially seeing as its a new build
     
  19. vodkacolly

    vodkacolly
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2007
    Messages:
    6,755
    Likes Received:
    981
    Apparently it's not ok to sit on a dead horse but it's ok to sit on a live horse and whip it to make it run faster.
    What a fucked up species we are.
     
  20. SUPERFAN

    SUPERFAN
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2007
    Messages:
    18,961
    Likes Received:
    2,807
    And it's ok for a prominent racing horse owner to hold his daughter against her will.
     

Share This Page