answer the question, dammit

we don't know but perhaps a fellow anorak will - ask them here
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Re: answer the question, dammit

Post by SophieC » Wed Aug 27, 2008 10:19

a layer of chips wrote:How do you do a solid leg drive through mid-on? That'd be a terrible leading edge that would undoubtedly lead to being caught out.
i could do one. you're obviously shit at cricket.

shut up. i only know two shots and one fielding position. the bare bones of my cricket knowledge have been horribly exposed. woe. woe.
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Post by Contravene » Wed Aug 27, 2008 10:24

If you really want to kill off the mice in your flat yourself, then get a load of the old Little Nipper spring loaded bar mouse traps, five or six of them, and bait them up with chocolate, Club biscuits seem to work best, and leave the traps where you last saw the mouse, where you suspect the wee soul lives, and any other place that seem appropriate.

If you find any mouseholes pour rat poison down them then bung up with wire wool as previously suggested. And if you're feeling strategic, bung up all the mouseholes except one, and leave several mouse traps round that one hole, in a semi-circle.

If the traps kill any mice, use a plastic carrier bag to pick up the mouse and trap and put them in an outside bin with a lid. Get a new trap, bait it up and leave it where the first one was. If you don't catch anything for two months and the mice have all gone, then pack up the traps.

If that doesn't work, move out to a flat that doesn't have mice.

If you want to use humane traps, try leaving a small piles of muesli around your flat. It won't kill them and will probably encourage more mice to take up residence.

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Re: answer the question, dammit

Post by Paquito » Wed Aug 27, 2008 10:32

The wire wool sounds good, there's a hole in the floor at the bottom of my boiler where the pipes are so that may be a source.

In other news, the council will get rid of them for £78. I'm going for £4 glue traps and some peanut butter. Thanks all, especially Jamie for the cricketing tips.
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Re: answer the question, dammit

Post by Gordon » Wed Aug 27, 2008 11:11

you could borrow our cats... Also we had some sonar/electromagnetic repeller things and they work quite well.
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Post by Colin » Mon Sep 29, 2008 23:53

UK anoraks - is it illegal to have an ininsured car parked on the street, not being driven? I ask because my insurance runs out in eight minutes, the More Th>n website is a giant steaming pile of shit and has frozen my account, and obviously no-one's going to answer if I phone them now (at midnight).

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Post by lynsosaurus » Tue Sep 30, 2008 00:02

i don't think it's illegal to have it sit there, but it is illegal to drive it, and you wouldn't be covered if it gets stolen. it should be fine if you call them in the morning, although are you sure they don't have a 24-hr customer service line? worth a shot if it'll ease your mind.

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Post by Colin » Tue Sep 30, 2008 00:08

I've tried, it's something like 8am to 10pm. I tried the next-cheapest place and they only let you retrieve a quote between 6.30am and 11.30am. WTF? Since when did websites have opening hours?
I realise I've left it a bit late though. Just need to hope nothing happens between now and when I get a chance to phone tomorrow.

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Re: answer the question, dammit

Post by tubby » Fri Oct 10, 2008 10:06

Nvrmnd.
This is bad comedy.

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Re: answer the question, dammit

Post by squirrelboutique » Tue Oct 28, 2008 18:34

Earlier today I drew a sharpie marker face onto my Granny Smith (apple). Will I die if I eat it now?

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Post by lynsosaurus » Tue Oct 28, 2008 19:02

are sharpies toxic? if not, i say go for it.

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Re: answer the question, dammit

Post by SophieC » Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:59

i've just moved house and would like some lurvlee broadband. i internetted around a bit and found tiscali seemed to be the cheapest. i've just rung up and they've quoted me a £100 install fee because we've got a dead line. i told them to stick it up their bollocks, especially as it quotes a free install on their web page.

can someone tell me where to get my broadband from cheaply, with a minimum of set up costs? i'd rather not have a phone, because i wouldn't really use it but if i have to SO BE IT.
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Post by Gordon » Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:01

Dead line = cable? I always thought you were pretty much stuck with whoever did the cable in your area, unless you wanted to go the ADSL route (needs a phone line). But then, you're Mr Virgin Media.
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Re: answer the question, dammit

Post by Uncle Ants » Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:03

Contravene wrote:If the traps kill any mice, use a plastic carrier bag to pick up the mouse and trap and put them in an outside bin with a lid. Get a new trap, bait it up and leave it where the first one was. If you don't catch anything for two months and the mice have all gone, then pack up the traps.
Is this because removoing dead mice from little nippers is a bit icky or is it because live mice can smell dead mouse on a used trap?
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Re: answer the question, dammit

Post by Gordon » Thu Nov 13, 2008 14:50

When working out salary from hourly rate, or vice versa, do you multiply by 40 hours (or 35?) and 48 weeks? What's the magic formula? Especially if they give a pro rata part-time wage as an annual wage.
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Post by sarahluv » Thu Nov 13, 2008 15:20

JamieC wrote:i've just moved house and would like some lurvlee broadband. i internetted around a bit and found tiscali seemed to be the cheapest. i've just rung up and they've quoted me a £100 install fee because we've got a dead line. i told them to stick it up their bollocks, especially as it quotes a free install on their web page.

can someone tell me where to get my broadband from cheaply, with a minimum of set up costs? i'd rather not have a phone, because i wouldn't really use it but if i have to SO BE IT.
if you can only get ADSL and the BT line is dead, then BT will charge you £125 to reactivate the line. you need to have a phone line to get ADSL.

If you can get cable, then it's easier, phone virgin and you should be able to get it installed for £30/free, no phone line needed.

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Re: answer the question, dammit

Post by sarahluv » Thu Nov 13, 2008 15:22

Gordon wrote:When working out salary from hourly rate, or vice versa, do you multiply by 40 hours (or 35?) and 48 weeks? What's the magic formula? Especially if they give a pro rata part-time wage as an annual wage.
you'd need to know the hours for a full time worker as it'll vary from place to place.

also it should be mutliplied by 52 weeks as everyone gets 4 weeks paid leave.

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Post by Gordon » Thu Nov 13, 2008 15:24

(thank you)
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Re: answer the question, dammit

Post by SophieC » Thu Nov 13, 2008 15:41

sarahluv wrote:
if you can only get ADSL and the BT line is dead, then BT will charge you £125 to reactivate the line. you need to have a phone line to get ADSL.

If you can get cable, then it's easier, phone virgin and you should be able to get it installed for £30/free, no phone line needed.
ARGHHHHHHHHH I HATE VIRGIN. i'm going to float my own special broadband emitting balloon above my house. somehow.
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Re: answer the question, dammit

Post by sarahluv » Thu Nov 13, 2008 16:03

well,a t a push, you could get mobile broadband.

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Re: answer the question, dammit

Post by Madgerbeinhof » Sun Nov 16, 2008 20:18

sarahluv wrote:well,a t a push, you could get mobile broadband.
I had virgin, fuckers sent me a red bill (without sending me any other bill first), then cut me off two days later. Got mobile broadband (with laptop for £40) today, and now can't access faecebook as it can't prove I'm 18. Funny, it had no problem when accepting my money.

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