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Hudds Lad

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  • Birthday 06/16/1972

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  1. hooky dvds are generally region free, your problems probably arise from how they've been encoded by whoever ripped them. if they are not legit you can trust nothing on the cases as they will have been gleaned from wherever they could be found on the internet to print off, or custom made in Photoshop etc. I have a couple of old region 1 dvds and they would play fine in my player, but due to PAL/NTSC conversion were in black and white. nowadays everything I have gets converted to .mp4 or .mkv files and played from USB thumb drives when on the boat or dumped on my server for home playback.
  2. see also those Freemen on the Land types, nothing applies to them due to "Magna Carta"
  3. i'd imagine you're really going to struggle to find "blueprints" for a boat shell, surely no builder who has spent years refining their shell is going to just hand it over to joe public? whilst queuing at a lock earlier this year I got chatting to the chap in front (as you do) who told me his boat was a "Chinese container boat", he explained that it had been fully built in China to the maximum dimensions they could fit inside a shipping container, guess it was one of these East-West ones.
  4. and for balance https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/poplar-crash-passersby-lift-car-off-17yearold-cyclist-dragged-along-road-in-hitandrun-a4233076.html
  5. there are two basic ways to get internet on your device. Wired, using ethernet cable from your router to your device. WiFi, using radio signals from your router to your device. a homeplug system is where you plug one "homeplug" into a socket near the router and connect it via a short ethernet cable, and then another "homeplug" into a socket near the device that needs internet and connect the two with another short ethernet cable. The "homeplug" devices then use the ring main you are plugged into in place of a long ethernet cable between the two "homeplugs". They are never as fast as a direct cable, and have issues if not the same ring main, they can also have issues if plugged into a extension lead or multisocket. they are useful if you have trouble getting WiFi signal in rooms far from the router and don't want to or can't lay new cabling to where you want a device, provided the rooms are on the same ring main. hope that explains homeplugs in simple terms
  6. I was quite interested until I looked at the satellite view and realised in the field behind there's plainly a nest of wild lawnmowers, any building work would surely disturb them and send them off on a rampage, probably why the house has fallen into disrepair. That said, there's something very soothing about laying in bed of a morning listening to the baby mowers start their little two strokes and caper about the meadow
  7. scrumping, if you don't get caught, it's yours
  8. I always used to ignore unknown numbers until my old mum went into care a few years before she passed, as I had PoA I just had to answer everything in case it was social services, care home, doctors etc. always made for an unpleasant few seconds until you knew who it was calling. I still haven't got back into the habit of ignoring the landline, but mobile I always do and then google the number. calls are usually a 50/50 split between "our records show you were recently in an accident" or "we've detected a problem with your computer"
  9. it does make a refreshing change to those folk who leave them down all the time.
  10. how do you stop Joe Public from getting the app and messing with the locks?
  11. PMR radio's are great for listening to the local taxi firms or other boaters until you find an unused channel. Ours only get used at narrow bits where you're supposed to send someone up the cut to advise of traffic, otherwise we use our own hand signals that we've worked out over the last couple of years (I say we, I mean the better half obvs) which seem to work well and don't rely on signal, need charging and are not at the mercy of water ingress. and to support @Mike the Boilerman's point, one of our PMR's is somewhere in the cut opposite The Narrow Boat pub on the Llangollen
  12. so true, our Beta 43 has a large hospital silencer and i'm often asked by people on the towpath if its electric as so quiet, half the time I can't hear what they've said as i'm stood directly over it
  13. see also Who Gives a Duck on the Middlewich branch
  14. think of one, then load Canal Plan's boat listing page and do a search for it and see how original it is. (eg. Kingfisher, Meander, etc.)
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