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2 hours ago, scottsdad said:

Just finished my last class. Right now is the maximum amount of time before next year's teaching.

9 and a half months of peace.

 

2 hours ago, scottsdad said:

Who broke into my house last night and smashed my testicles with a hammer when I was sleeping?

Walking about this morning like John Wayne. No clue why. Just feel like I've been booted in the baws.

Karma, cunto

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4 hours ago, scottsdad said:

He's in no state to do anything.

He's just out of hospital after a fairly serious operation on his hand. Whole arm in a cast.

The prime suspect is out of the picture I'm afraid...

So he organised himself an alibi! Doesn't mean he wasn't behind it.

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2 minutes ago, DiegoDiego said:

If I buy a Land Rover is it mandatory to get a personalised number plate or can you just use a normal one?

Stick with the normal one. You'll need the cash to pay for the wellies and shotgun.

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51 minutes ago, DiegoDiego said:

If I buy a Land Rover is it mandatory to get a personalised number plate or can you just use a normal one?

Doesn't matter as long as you make sure you're constantly tailgating and when you park up take atleast 3 spaces preferably disabled or parent and child spaces.

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9 hours ago, DiegoDiego said:

If I buy a Land Rover is it mandatory to get a personalised number plate or can you just use a normal one?

It’s not mandatory but, if you do, make sure you get a good one that will outlast both you and the car.

DD 1 (if available) apart from being an appalling postcode, is probably beyond your reach (no offence, obvs) but equally probably a worthwhile investment for your weans once you’ve croaked.

However these sorts of abominations from the DVLA that they sell to simpletons are an immediate £250 down the drain…

 

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I have a pile of DVDs, a basic (now redundant) laptop with a DVD/CD reader slot thing, a far newer fancy modern laptop that doesn't have a DVD/CD drive, and an external hard drive.

What's the best process/free* apps for getting the programmes/films into a non-watermarked digital format on my newest laptop.  Are mp4s old sh*te these days? 

(All Windows, i.e. no Mac stuff)

 

*could be tempted by a moderate software licence fee if it'll be worth it.

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How many grams of dried pasta do folk on here have per serving? I've noticed that the packet I'm using says 75g, but I routinely have 250g, and I'm not exactly Angus MacAskill.
Iv cooked 250g of pasta before and can confirm that's a fucking enormous plateful.

I cannot confirm or deny also having tackled such a plateful.

75g not enough though.
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42 minutes ago, DiegoDiego said:

How many grams of dried pasta do folk on here have per serving? I've noticed that the packet I'm using says 75g, but I routinely have 250g, and I'm not exactly Angus MacAskill.

Very annoyingly given the propensity of 500g bags, about 230g usually does me a single serving. Unless it's spaghetti, in which case however much I put in is never enough.

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42 minutes ago, DiegoDiego said:

How many grams of dried pasta do folk on here have per serving? I've noticed that the packet I'm using says 75g, but I routinely have 250g, and I'm not exactly Angus MacAskill.

We’re currently swapping between Hello Fresh and Gusto and they provide 85g pp portions. Looks tiny compared to the piles I used to dish up but it is indeed an appropriate portion. 

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44 minutes ago, DiegoDiego said:

How many grams of dried pasta do folk on here have per serving? I've noticed that the packet I'm using says 75g, but I routinely have 250g, and I'm not exactly Angus MacAskill.

75-100g per person depending on what you're serving it with

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Very annoyingly given the propensity of 500g bags, about 230g usually does me a single serving. Unless it's spaghetti, in which case however much I put in is never enough.
I will admit, if pasta came in packs of 400g, I'd probably eat 200g per serving.

When I make a tomato based sauce I find that one tin of tomatoes to 250g pasta is a good ratio. f**k knows what those on 75g portions do.
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2 hours ago, Hedgecutter said:

I have a pile of DVDs, a basic (now redundant) laptop with a DVD/CD reader slot thing, a far newer fancy modern laptop that doesn't have a DVD/CD drive, and an external hard drive.

What's the best process/free* apps for getting the programmes/films into a non-watermarked digital format on my newest laptop.  Are mp4s old sh*te these days? 

(All Windows, i.e. no Mac stuff)

 

*could be tempted by a moderate software licence fee if it'll be worth it.

From PC Mag…I’ve used this program before, it works.


“Handbrake(Opens in a new window) is a free program for Windows, macOS, and Linux, but it's a bit more complicated than WinX DVD Ripper. Handbrake can rip your personal videos, but does not support the removal of copy protection. For that, you will need to get a little help from the web.

Find a file online called libdvdcss-2.dll. You should be able to locate it on a few different websites, such as the VideoLAN download index(Opens in a new window). VideoLAN offers the excellent VLC Media Player software. The libdvdcss-2.dll can decrypt DVDs encrypted with a type of copy protection called Content Scramble System (CSS). 

Download the file and copy it to the C:\Program Files\Handbrake folder. Then restart Handbrake, and now it should be able to rip a DVD encrypted with CSS. To begin a new rip, the program asks you to choose a source, which can be a single video file, a folder of files, or the DVD directly. 

You can then choose the format for your video output from among a few dozen types, including those for PCs, the web, mobile devices, game consoles, and set-top boxes. Pick a destination folder and create a name for your video file. Tap Start Encode to trigger the rip, then segue to the destination folder when finished and double-click the file to play the video. 

I was able to rip both my own personal videos and a copy-protected video, once I downloaded the file from VideoLAN. Handbrake can be slow, especially when dealing with long videos. Be prepared to take a nice, long coffee break while your DVD is ripped.“

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