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  1. Bidding for upgrades - any "knack" to it?

    Hhhmm good call. Decided to book the legroom Seat in the upper deck instead
  2. Never come across it before but just booked a Virgin Atlantic flight and I see an option to bid for an upgrade. Is it literally a case of start low and just keep going up until you get bored or do you only have 1 shot at it?
  3. Venice....any inputs?

    Does the Hotel Metropole have a grand ambience to it? The pix look lovely! In early stages of planning a trip there for next year as per othe thread
  4. Have already absorbed the Venice thread previously and Metropole hotel is noted. I wanted to plan (ahead) for about 5 days for our 20th Wedding Anniversary Was thinking Lake Garda for couple days, day trip to Verona (Romeo and Juliet) and then 3 days in Venice as per the other thread. Ive done some homework and South part of the lake seems to be where I would be better placed due to transport but beyond that....
  5. Fernando Alonso to quit F1 at the end of this season.

    It was inevitable but I do feel sorry for him and for the sport in general that we don't get to see the best drivers battle it out properly. Talent lost from the sport
  6. "Relay Crime" reality?

    keep seeing fb posts of keyless entry cars being nicked with a bloke waving a big square receiver in front of the house, "reading" the key and fooling the car etc. Are these fake? Keyless entry seems to need you to be right by the car so can these receivers really pick them up from more than a metre in the house etc?
  7. Car shampoo for jet wash lances?

    Having busted out the new Nilfisik over the weekend just a quick question to ask which shampoo do you guys and gals use in your pressure washer bottles to get a good foam/lather?
  8. Car shampoo for jet wash lances?

    Eh? Separate Foam and Shampoo? I thought the foam WAS the shampoo/cleaner? If not then what does it do? I'm lazy and just want a rinse, foam, rinse product ideally :-)
  9. Roof Bars Conundrum

    Wife and kids have a flight from Gatwick so I have to cram 4 suitcases and whatever else she is planning to pack into the back of out 5+2 Outlander with the rear seats down. I thought it might be okay but I'm now not so sure. The car has flush-fit roof rails and I see 2 points on either side where I assume appropriate roof rails will fit so I guess I have a contingency at the last minute if I need to be bailed out BUT - eerrms never fitted them, never loaded luggage on them and never driven with roof-loaded luggage (for a 200-odd mile motorway journey) So - I clearly need to source appropriate roof rack to be able to but fairly quickly if required. What else so I need in terms of making sure the load is secure? I am guessing it will also make an almightly racket....I get that there are "aero" rails but don't really want to spend too much on an stop-gap measure
  10. Roof Bars Conundrum

    ooh I like those - good call boys! We have the connector on the back of it for a trailer Any idea where I could hire a trailer from? I will put out feelers - Although I now think I was being a bit silly and should easily be able to accomodate that luggae wth the 3rd rown of seats down and some Tetris packing
  11. Roof Bars Conundrum

    Yeah its a 2014 Outlander so I thought it was 80kg too. There will only be 4 suitcases in total anyway (plus couple Pullmans) so I'd have thought max on top would be 2 biggies anyway
  12. Boxing thread

    Great - yeah I have 10pm as the ballpark but with. 6pm start I wasn’t too sure
  13. Boxing thread

    What time is the AJ fight likely to be tomorrow and any other stand outs from the under card?
  14. CCTV might be getting hacked

    I initially bought it as it seemed to be the most highly regarded and the only one with windows mobile app.
  15. So for the past week or so my cctv randomly started giving me warning beeps. Checked it and saw the settings had been wiped. Redid them, restored network access and 2 days later it happened again. so I figured the cmos battery might be weak, opened it up and swapped out a new battery and 2 days later same again. ive read that HikVision machines have been getting hacked - especially when the admin password has not been changed from default. so...I'll update the firmware but just to check outside interference, is there a way I can allow it intranet access so I can acess it remotely via pc, but block it from the outside? im guessing I do this at router or pc level? the DVR has been assigned a static IP address
  16. CCTV might be getting hacked

    Never did update this thread. Updated the firmware which allowed strong passwords and all was well again so yes it was getting hacked and reset - HiKVision apparently knew about it hence the firmware
  17. Windows phone driving mode is ace. Allows voice calls via Bluetooth and reads out sms allowing voice-transcribed replies but suppresses all other notifications (email, WhatsApp, messenger etc etc) what app do I need for similar functions on Galaxy s8 and iPhone please?
  18. Driving mode on Android or iPhone?

    Right - have sorted it. Driving Mode on Do not Disturb set to Bluetooth; then siri to allow unlocked THEN you have to set in imessage notifications previews: always That was the clincher. I can go back to enjoying the phone now (Do not disturb for overnight is a great feature when on call!)
  19. Driving mode on Android or iPhone?

    “The phone needs to be unlocked to do this and I don’t advise that while you are driving “ wtf am I doing wrong?
  20. The £1k mobile phone

    It’s very slick. Works in low light too im still buzzing over having Apps
  21. Driving mode on Android or iPhone?

    For a change I checked before posting must be some setting I’ve not ticked somewhere as it wasn’t working in my car
  22. Driving mode on Android or iPhone?

    Uuummm unless I’m missing something, not quite. i csn turn on allow all calls and I like suppress all other notifications but there is no “read out sms while in driving mode” feature? Bah. There is a breakthrough feature I see but don’t know if it reads out. oh well i’ll adapt eventually I think useful for nights on call when I need to leave phone on for voice calls only though
  23. Driving mode on Android or iPhone?

    Any way to do this on iPhone? its a small thing but having been used to it for so many years not having on my shiny new iPhone is already driving me bonkers
  24. One of the reasons to get the Outlander was the occasional times we need to take my folks places with us. well turns out while it’s really convenient for my dad, mum REALLY struggles getting into it. so far we’ve even started keeping a collapsible stool in the back for her! going to get side-steps fitted . I’ve seen lots for sale on eBay but will it be straightforward getting a mechanic to fit, or is this a dealer job by?
  25. Getting side steps fitted on an Outlander?

    You have such a way with words