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    How exactly does an NCT work? As in, if I roll in and there's something minor wrong with the car, will they fix it (for a cost presumably), or they just fail the car and then its deemed non-roadworthy.
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      Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
      How exactly does an NCT work? As in, if I roll in and there's something minor wrong with the car, will they fix it (for a cost presumably), or they just fail the car and then its deemed non-roadworthy.
      they don't do any repairs only test.
      They give you a list of issues, you then go to your garage to get them fixed and if necessary go back to NCT for clearance.

      As a new car it should probably pass 1st time unless you haven't been keeping an eye on the tyres
      No beast so fierce but knows some touch of pity, but I know none, therefore am no beast.

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        Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

        Kinda interesting how little the gap is between senior and junior there though. The senior role is underpaid imo.
        I think (if I'm being kind) that they are probably aiming the senior role at the high end and the junior role at the low end in which case they really shouldn't give the bands. Also, they should be only sending 1 spec to each person but that again smacks of how desperate the market is for bodies I think.

        What's most interesting to me is that the numbers are more or less where they were the last time I was actually in those kind of positions which intuitively seems a little wrong.
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          Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
          How exactly does an NCT work? As in, if I roll in and there's something minor wrong with the car, will they fix it (for a cost presumably), or they just fail the car and then its deemed non-roadworthy.
          A fail in an NCT doesn't automatically mean the car is unroadworthy. There is a certain fail where they will declare the car unsafe for the road and I guess if you were stopped after getting that you could be in trouble but there would be fails for things like incorrectly focused headlights or whatever and you just take it to your mechanic to be fixed.

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            Lovely, thanks.
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              I was a bit concerned that my and my wife's penchant for bumping into walls in multistorey car parks might have knocked something slightly askew.
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                Watched the first episode of Obi-Wan Kenobi last night. With a fair bit of trepidation as Disney have turned Star Wars into an abomination. It was surprisingly good. Maybe because Ewan is such a presence on screen. Presumably it will eventually descend into nonsense (am still considering suing them for the criminal loss of time spent watching The Mandalorian), but its a strong start.
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                  If you are going to London rather than say England, LCY >>>>>> all other London Airports and usually works out cheaper overall.
                  Turning millions into thousands

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                    Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                    I was a bit concerned that my and my wife's penchant for bumping into walls in multistorey car parks might have knocked something slightly askew.
                    This may be obvious but sometimes you see garages offering 'pre-NCT check ups' and this sort of thing to try and part you from your hard earned but usually the best thing to do if you think your car might fail is just take it to be tested. You will then have a piece of paper with the issues you need resolved to hand to the mechanic and just say 'fix these please'. Not an issue if you have a good relationship with a scrupulous person you trust to do the needful and no more, but if you're a novice car owner you probably don't and may find wipers, bulbs, filters etc being changed very regularly otherwise

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                      Originally posted by Iago View Post

                      I think (if I'm being kind) that they are probably aiming the senior role at the high end and the junior role at the low end in which case they really shouldn't give the bands. Also, they should be only sending 1 spec to each person but that again smacks of how desperate the market is for bodies I think.

                      What's most interesting to me is that the numbers are more or less where they were the last time I was actually in those kind of positions which intuitively seems a little wrong.
                      Definitely wrong although RichieM can give us chapter and verse.

                      Although if you actually got into a position to be made an offer, it's a dream market for setting your own price.
                      "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                        Originally posted by Strewelpeter View Post
                        If you are going to London rather than say England, LCY >>>>>> all other London Airports and usually works out cheaper overall.
                        You would be much better off flying to any London airport from your most convenient Irish airport than trying to get from almost anywhere to Dublin airport in order to fly to LCY. If I need to make a journey of an hour or more from an airport to my destination I'd rather do it on London public transport instead of Irish dumpster fire road/rail.

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                          Originally posted by Keane View Post

                          You would be much better off flying to any London airport from your most convenient Irish airport than trying to get from almost anywhere to Dublin airport in order to fly to LCY. If I need to make a journey of an hour or more from an airport to my destination I'd rather do it on London public transport instead of Irish dumpster fire road/rail.
                          Remember a Cork barman saying that he was delighted when his daughter moved from Dublin to London, as it meant it was more convenient to get to see her.

                          Dublin Airport is normally a class airport though.
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                            Who's our PRSA expert on here?

                            the pensions authority has all of them - charges etc - transparently @ https://www.pensionsauthority.ie/en/...uary_2022.xlsx

                            Hard to see anything immediately beating https://www.labrokers.ie/zurichprsa-forms/ which seems to have been thrown up on reddit before too (https://www.reddit.com/r/irishperson...r_individuals/) - think this is Zurich RFAJ

                            Anything I'm not considering? I know V4V suggested speaking to Mark @GlobalWealth [ think they've a new name now ] before, but don't think I'm a big enough fish for him (and his €2.5k startup fee!)

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                              Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post

                              Remember a Cork barman saying that he was delighted when his daughter moved from Dublin to London, as it meant it was more convenient to get to see her.

                              Dublin Airport is normally a class airport though.
                              My point is just that travelling between any airport in London and wherever you need to be in London is going to be a better experience than travelling most places in Ireland to Dublin airport current dystopian hellscape aside. I've flown into Luton, Stansted, Gatwick and Heathrow in the recent past all going to north London and the journey from each is just completely painless. Contrast that with getting a bus or a train (lol) from anywhere to Dublin airport and whatever effort you save by flying to LCI is in the halfpenny place.

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                                *LCY

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                                  Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post

                                  Remember a Cork barman saying that he was delighted when his daughter moved from Dublin to London, as it meant it was more convenient to get to see her.

                                  Dublin Airport is normally a class airport though.
                                  I read your post wrong, I see what you mean. Would be even more true when/if they ever rationalise the 'don't you feel really safe now' theatre of security checking.

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                                    Just had an aggravating email from mortgage broker who tells me a place we applied will only go off net income, so paying 20% (gross) AVCs into a pension and 10% (net) into an advantaged stock purchase scheme - either of which can be withdrawn from instantly - makes me more of a risk to give a mortgage to than someone doing neither.

                                    Seems crazy that a company would be so disinterested in their own business that they wouldn't have someone just read the payslips properly.

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                                      Potato conference on in the RDS. elbows must be attending?

                                      https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2022...tato-congress/
                                      "I can’t find anyone who agrees with what I write or think these days, so I guess I must be getting closer to the truth." - Hunter S. Thompson

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                                        Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post
                                        The Ronaldo bet paid off - nearly got very tight at the end but he ran out of steam in the final furlong.

                                        Now need to consider what completely frivolous purchase to utilise the Lao Lootz for.

                                        With inflation as it is, that 100 euro will realistically only transfer to you being able to buy the equivalent of a 10 penny bag of sweets

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                                          Originally posted by Lao Lao View Post


                                          With inflation as it is, that 100 euro will realistically only transfer to you being able to buy the equivalent of a 10 penny bag of sweets
                                          We are gradually moving towards a more sustainable monetary system where everything will be measured in Freddo bars. He made a decent two-freddo-bar win.
                                          "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                            Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post

                                            We are gradually moving towards a more sustainable monetary system where everything will be measured in Freddo bars. He made a decent two-freddo-bar win.
                                            Surely Chomps would be the nut currency.
                                            "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                              Due to fly home from London Stansted tomorrow.
                                              RyanAir just sent an email recommending I reach the airport 3 hours before departure
                                              Apparently not just a Dublin thing.

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                                                Originally posted by AndyFatBastard View Post
                                                Potato conference on in the RDS. elbows must be attending?

                                                https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2022...tato-congress/
                                                going to see the man with the giant hands https://www.agriland.ie/farming-news...ss-in-ireland/
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                                                His rival it seems, had broken his dreams,By stealing the girl of his fancy.Her name was Magill, and she called herself Lil,But everyone knew her as Nancy.

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                                                  Originally posted by DeeBrown View Post
                                                  Due to fly home from London Stansted tomorrow.
                                                  RyanAir just sent an email recommending I reach the airport 3 hours before departure
                                                  Apparently not just a Dublin thing.
                                                  pretty standard now i would have thought. just grab a priority ticket and you'll be through in 30 minutes.

                                                  off to inverness on wednesday from gatwick. will report in also as to how bad these london airports are. thing i'm most worried about is i'm travelling with easyjet who seem to be cancelling flights for fun at the moment

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                                                    The part that scared me was that they recommended 2.5 hours for Dublin.

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                                                      Originally posted by Keane View Post
                                                      Just had an aggravating email from mortgage broker who tells me a place we applied will only go off net income, so paying 20% (gross) AVCs into a pension and 10% (net) into an advantaged stock purchase scheme - either of which can be withdrawn from instantly - makes me more of a risk to give a mortgage to than someone doing neither.

                                                      Seems crazy that a company would be so disinterested in their own business that they wouldn't have someone just read the payslips properly.
                                                      AIB/EBS refused me an exemption as I max out my pension - was it them? They take as a negative which is bizarre and were like do you really pay that much into your pension? Every other place I applied to take it as a positive, as it should be. Nowhere should be taking net anything for limits, just for stress testing for repayments, and they shouldn't be treating voluntary savings the same as having a kid.
                                                      Last edited by Tar.Aldarion; 30-05-22, 16:04.

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                                                        Originally posted by DeeBrown View Post
                                                        The part that scared me was that they recommended 2.5 hours for Dublin.
                                                        what's different for dublin rather than any other european destination? the only thing that can be an issue are the security queues and they're the same for everyone. to be fair, it's also a good way to get you in early and make you spend in the airport. you'll be through in 45 minutes and end up spending a bit of money

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                                                          Quiz Question hotshots: nominate the best airport you've ever been in.
                                                          "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                            Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post
                                                            Quiz Question hotshots: nominate the best airport you've ever been in.
                                                            Koh Samui..open air baggage claim.
                                                            This too shall pass.

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                                                              Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post
                                                              Quiz Question hotshots: nominate the best airport you've ever been in.
                                                              Vegas - gamble while you wait.

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                                                                Finland won the world ice hockey last night. The poor statue

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                                                                  Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post
                                                                  Quiz Question hotshots: nominate the best airport you've ever been in.
                                                                  Heathrow terminal 5

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                                                                    For access and ease of use LCY wins hands down, of the main hubs I'd always choose Schipol when I can

                                                                    Close run thing at the bottom of the league but Lagos where on a good day you need to leave the hotel 6 hours before the flight to guarantee making the plane and then if you do get a clear run through the traffic and airport you'll have three hours of shitty internet access and inedible food is that extra awful.
                                                                    Turning millions into thousands

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                                                                      Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                                                      I was a bit concerned that my and my wife's penchant for bumping into walls in multistorey car parks might have knocked something slightly askew.
                                                                      That's just bad.......on a number of levels

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                                                                        Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post

                                                                        We are gradually moving towards a more sustainable monetary system where everything will be measured in Freddo bars. He made a decent two-freddo-bar win.
                                                                        I fucking love Freddo bars!

                                                                        Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post
                                                                        Quiz Question hotshots: nominate the best airport you've ever been in.
                                                                        Is there really such a things as a good airport?

                                                                        I much prefer being in the airport early rather than rushing last minute or risking having to rush if in any way delayed but unless you are using the airport lounges, they are all pretty vanilla.

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                                                                          For efficiency\ease through security: Doha, but I rate it low for everything else.

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                                                                            Originally posted by Lao Lao View Post

                                                                            I fucking love Freddo bars!
                                                                            I've never had or even seen a Freddo bar. Had only heard of them before today on UK comedy panel shows, and assumed that was what HH was referencing.
                                                                            “Blessed are the forgetful, for they get the better even of their blunders.”

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                                                                              Hitch back on twitter form.
                                                                              No infrastructure should exist outside Dublin apparently.
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                                                                                Originally posted by Micknail View Post
                                                                                Hitch back on twitter form.
                                                                                No infrastructure should exist outside Dublin apparently.
                                                                                Also taking both sides of any issue, in the hope of catching some response.
                                                                                “Blessed are the forgetful, for they get the better even of their blunders.”

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                                                                                  Remember my mother asking me what fellatio is after watching this bit on the TV, must be 30 years ago. Never had any discussion about it afterwards.

                                                                                  Last edited by ComradeCollie; 30-05-22, 21:41.
                                                                                  “Blessed are the forgetful, for they get the better even of their blunders.”

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                                                                                    Originally posted by shrapnel View Post

                                                                                    what's different for dublin rather than any other european destination? the only thing that can be an issue are the security queues and they're the same for everyone. to be fair, it's also a good way to get you in early and make you spend in the airport. you'll be through in 45 minutes and end up spending a bit of money
                                                                                    As in get to Dublin 2.5 hours early for check-in,
                                                                                    get to Stansted 3 hours early for check-in.

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                                                                                      Originally posted by shrapnel View Post

                                                                                      pretty standard now i would have thought. just grab a priority ticket and you'll be through in 30 minutes.

                                                                                      off to inverness on wednesday from gatwick. will report in also as to how bad these london airports are. thing i'm most worried about is i'm travelling with easyjet who seem to be cancelling flights for fun at the moment
                                                                                      I see shrap has changed his tone about london airport supremacy and has now adjusted his view towards 'if you are billionaire who can afford fast pass then london is marginally not shite'
                                                                                      "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                                        Originally posted by ComradeCollie View Post

                                                                                        I've never had or even seen a Freddo bar. Had only heard of them before today on UK comedy panel shows, and assumed that was what HH was referencing.
                                                                                        I think there's some sort of twitter meme about the every increasing cost (and therefore presumed value) of freddo bars.
                                                                                        "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                                          Originally posted by Micknail View Post
                                                                                          Hitch back on twitter form.
                                                                                          No infrastructure should exist outside Dublin apparently.
                                                                                          Got a message from Radio Kerry saying would I come on and discuss my perspective. I politely declined and left the establishment.
                                                                                          "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                                            Originally posted by ComradeCollie View Post

                                                                                            Also taking both sides of any issue, in the hope of catching some response.
                                                                                            You seem to consistently view nuance as 'taking both sides' of something. Its grand to have a broad idea, but then agree with other ideas as they arrive that refine your understanding.
                                                                                            "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                                              Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post

                                                                                              Got a message from Radio Kerry saying would I come on and discuss my perspective. I politely declined and left the establishment.
                                                                                              Oh man that would go so badly

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                                                                                                Originally posted by Keane View Post

                                                                                                Oh man that would go so badly
                                                                                                I know. The guy, after I said that I had cooled on my overall bright idea, did let on that he was quite disappointed to not be able to sacrifice someone for the general entertainment of the kingdom.
                                                                                                "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                                                  Originally posted by Keane View Post

                                                                                                  Oh man that would go so badly
                                                                                                  I'd have downloaded that podcast

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                                                                                                    The crime of the century doc is very good
                                                                                                    His rival it seems, had broken his dreams,By stealing the girl of his fancy.Her name was Magill, and she called herself Lil,But everyone knew her as Nancy.

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                                                                                                      Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post

                                                                                                      Got a message from Radio Kerry saying would I come on and discuss my perspective. I politely declined and left the establishment.
                                                                                                      Ive relatives down there if you need an interpreter

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                                                                                                        Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post

                                                                                                        I see shrap has changed his tone about london airport supremacy and has now adjusted his view towards 'if you are billionaire who can afford fast pass then london is marginally not shite'
                                                                                                        Well you were basing your "London Airports are crap" on Stansted which genuinely is crap and worthy of a fast pass. Luton can be hit and miss, but all the others are grand. Don't think i every mentioned London airport supremacy which you added to your narrative

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                                                                                                          I just add fast track to every flight now as a default. Not sure quite how it both isn't available on the Dublin Airport website and is available on Ryanair. But long may the scam continue.
                                                                                                          "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                                                            Teaching a machine learning course at the moment to actuaries in a very well ranked UK business school, so the pressure is on to outperform. Jaysus, it really forces you to up your game. Had no idea how little I knew until I sat down to try to prep the course. But its such a lovely feeling to see your knowledge building up layer by layer, upgrading the brain to Brain2.0.
                                                                                                            "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                                                              So will ROG get offered the England job?Will he shake the Queens hand ? Would he take it ?
                                                                                                              would the Lunster la Rochelles be cheering England against Ireland.

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                                                                                                                Originally posted by Solksjaer! View Post
                                                                                                                So will ROG get offered the England job?Will he shake the Queens hand ? Would he take it ?
                                                                                                                would the Lunster la Rochelles be cheering England against Ireland.
                                                                                                                If offered it, he 100% should take it.
                                                                                                                "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                                                  Originally posted by ComradeCollie View Post

                                                                                                                  I've never had or even seen a Freddo bar. Had only heard of them before today on UK comedy panel shows, and assumed that was what HH was referencing.

                                                                                                                  You haven't fully experienced life yet so

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                                                                                                                    Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                                                                                                    Teaching a machine learning course at the moment to actuaries in a very well ranked UK business school, so the pressure is on to outperform. Jaysus, it really forces you to up your game. Had no idea how little I knew until I sat down to try to prep the course. But its such a lovely feeling to see your knowledge building up layer by layer, upgrading the brain to Brain2.0.
                                                                                                                    Don't give away your location on here man! The Kerry folk are no doubt deploying an army of The Daoine Sidhe to fuck you up as I type. Don't be surprised if your models or slides fall apart today.

                                                                                                                    Asked the daughter recently, if she had to choose between digging up a graveyard or a fairy fort to build a house, which would it be. She answered graveyard in a heartbeat. You don't mess with the fairy folk as I'm sure Hitch will testify to down the line.
                                                                                                                    Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

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                                                                                                                      Originally posted by Wombatman View Post

                                                                                                                      Don't give away your location on here man! The Kerry folk are no doubt deploying an army of The Daoine Sidhe to fuck you up as I type. Don't be surprised if your models or slides fall apart today.

                                                                                                                      Asked the daughter recently, if she had to choose between digging up a graveyard or a fairy fort to build a house, which would it be. She answered graveyard in a heartbeat. You don't mess with the fairy folk as I'm sure Hitch will testify to down the line.
                                                                                                                      I’d assume she said graveyard as she knows you can’t dig up a fairy fort. On account of the fact they don’t exist.
                                                                                                                      No flies on her.

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                                                                                                                        Originally posted by Mellor View Post

                                                                                                                        I’d assume she said graveyard as she knows you can’t dig up a fairy fort. On account of the fact they don’t exist.
                                                                                                                        No flies on her.
                                                                                                                        Well, they most certainly do exist, there are three in close proximity to me. I guess the question is if you believe they have any mythical "power" if you will.

                                                                                                                        My father has quite a few stories of bad things that happened to people who disturbed him when he was young. While they obviously have no connection to any aforementioned power, i still wouldn't go messing with them if i had a choice IMO.

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                                                                                                                          Originally posted by Degag View Post
                                                                                                                          My father has quite a few stories of bad things that happened to people who disturbed him when he was young.
                                                                                                                          did he mellow as he got older?
                                                                                                                          "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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