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Duncan Clench

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    Who's had the snip?

    Quality! I'm on my phone so can't give you the well-deserved rep. Will try tomrrow.
  2. This is exactly how we found my mate in the Reeperbahn in Hamburg after he'd wandered off. Except there was only one girl. And 'girl' is a dubious description of his companion.
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    little things that annoy the shit out of you

    People on radio phone-ins saying "...Well as I said to your researcher...". We weren't listening then mate, and nor was the presenter. The fact you said it to a fucking temp before you got on to the radio is irrelevant to absolutely everyone listening.
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    little things that annoy the shit out of you

    That, plus the new and infuriating "I'll just leave this here..." fuckwittery.
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    Site problem...

    Dammit Dave, I wrote my best stuff this week! Lost forever.
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    Should the UK remain a member of the EU

    A colleague of mine revealed today that his polling station is a pub. Mine is a community centre. So he gets to have a nice freshly poured pint when he votes, and I have to carry my booze all the way from home again. Ridiculous.
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    Gas VS Charcoal BBQs

    I'm just getting into charcoal barbecuing and it's a great way to experiment with cooking which I can't do on the gas grill. Doing some 4-hour baby back ribs at the weekend (with some cherry wood smoke) and seriously can't wait. By the way, I notice the Aussies coming in for some stick about using gas... but a lot of the reason for that is that they can't use charcoal in bush fire areas. I think it's against the law. They do gas ones well though... no fucking about with Calor gas bottles, the supply is straight off the mains.
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    Should the UK remain a member of the EU

    Martin Lewis has published this article today; http://blog.moneysavingexpert.com/2016/06/05/how-to-vote-in-the-eu-referendum/
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    The world of a woman.

    Exactly what happened in my example... not a single comment after I said my piece.
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    The world of a woman.

    Facebook is a fertile ground for WoaW fun. A recent one was someone sharing that post about units of pain (is it del?) and how having a baby is the equivalent of breaking every bone in your body... despite there being no such thing as a 'del' in the first place. It also said something along the lines of a human body can only bear 40 del units, but when giving birth a woman experiences 50. How the fuck? The ludicrous part was that it was one woman sharing it and tagging her pregnant friend in it. Psychos.
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    New Top Gear

    Well I'm in the minority as I didn't think it was at all bad, and certainly better than the old show. Admittedly, I was really tired of the old presenters. The 'Captain Slow' and 'Hamster Hammond' thing was very tired, and as Trumo said, it was becoming more and more controversial for the sake of ratings and it was dull. I liked Le Blanc's little looks and gestures at the camera, I like the rally idea (and the fact that they didn't get people who were clearly there to plug their upcoming movie/book/album), and didn't they even hint that next episode they'll be driving a normal car? Like, one that somebody watching might actually be able to afford? If you liked the old presenters, then they're making a program that you can watch. I'd take this on its own merits and doing that, it was decent.
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    Should the UK remain a member of the EU

    I agree it's difficult, but if you campaign for a 'side' then it's in your interests to put the benefits of your position forward isn't it? Surely it's not beyond the realms of possibility that remain campaign strategists put together a list of things that benefit the UK as a result of being part of the EU? Maybe on some sort of biblical stone tablet?
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    Should the UK remain a member of the EU

    I'm on the fence still. Well, I'm leaning towards remain but I don't think they're putting much of an argument forward. The out campaign talk of things we would gain, and things we would lose that don't benefit us anyway. The in campaign seems to just offer up 'it'll be bad if we leave' but without much explanation or explaining the real benefits of staying. I guess that's because it seems to work as it is, so no change is better than the risk of change. The niggling thing for me though is that I can't help thinking that being more independent would actually stimulate industry and perhaps even motivate the shite generation of people who either want something for nothing or work for the sake of earning money rather than having pride in what they do. Genuine question: how good is our membership of the EU for industry?
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    How does your garden grow?

    Grass is a pain in the neck (I was going to type 'pain in the arse', but didn't want to highlight the obvious rhyme - which i just did anyway). Mine's fucked through a combination of female dog and 4 year old daughter. Weeds and dead patches all over it. I bought some of that grass seed that's mixed in with some growing agent/soil affair. It was on offer for £5 in The Asda. Current economy of that purchase is £1 per blade of grass. The fucks. So I'm taking action, and have trawled YouTube and learnt everything I need to attempt a total renovation. Scarifying, aerating, fertilising and over-seeding. I'm getting a quote to have someone else do it but I think I'm going to try it myself. Travis Perkins can fuck off as well. £78 per day to hire a scarifying machine? I'll do some before and afters because, even if you don't care, I'd like my efforts to be globally accessible whether good or bad.
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    The Ultimate Beer Thread (No Carling allowed)

    It was around €6, depending on what you had. Not too shabby.
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    The Ultimate Beer Thread (No Carling allowed)

    Just got back from Amsterdam and went to a place called the Beer Temple. 35 craft beers on tap including Brooklyn, and a fair few from Anchor. Probably the best I had was their own brew. It was delightful. knocked up a €1000 bill between 20 of us in about 6 hours. It was a good afternoon. Oh and there was one called Shipwreck which was 13.8%. It was like drinking watered-down whiskey. I didn't like it. First beer: Ruddles! Got battered on my 12th birthday thanks to my brother sneaking me beers in a Beefeater restaurant.
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    Recommend a laptop

    They're all shit, but Asus are probably best value for money. What's up with the MacBook? Might you be better off buying a solid state hard drive and installing it? Easier than you'd think, and would add a few years of use.
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    Good albums

    Try Just Jack - All Night Cinema. I've never been a fan of his really, but I think it's a very good album. Also: Tallest Man on Earth Two Door Cinema Club
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    Using an old router as wifi extender

    It's certainly doable. This link should help. If the router hasn't got a repeater functionality built-in then you can install new firmware, if the router is supported by them what makes it try DD-WRT because it's good firmware with loads of different functions. That being said, wifi repeaters aren't expensive and doing this is a good half an hour job and that's if it works, and you at leat sort of know what you're doing! http://lifehacker.com/how-to-extend-your-wi-fi-network-with-an-old-router-915783308
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    Old School

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    The XBMC thread - What it is, how it works etc...

    If it ain't broke... My old install of XBMC that I used for years was working fine until very recently, in the scheme of things.I might try this upgrade method though, just because I've only recently got the Fire TV Stick and I still want to play around with it.
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    little things that annoy the shit out of you

    Had a good one on Facebook recently where a 'friend' offered me £200 for something I was asking £250 for, and then wondered if I wouldn't mind delivering it to him... which is at least an hour away.