UBT number 1 in the UK.

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Post by Joshrandom » Tue Nov 11, 2014 6:29 pm

Well done team and well done Mike. :hello1:

I'm sorry I forgot to post a guess of my own, I got as far as noticing that there were mince pies at stake and decided that I rather liked the sound of that, so went and bought myself some instead. :D

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Ouch, I've blown a few PSUs over the years, hope it didn't kill anything else when it went.  :shock:

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Post by hgblade » Tue Nov 11, 2014 6:57 pm

Well done to everyone.  :occasion5:

At this rate the next 3 months could see us gain 3 places, although that's after we've lost 1 to Black Ops.
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Post by UBT - Chris » Tue Nov 11, 2014 9:36 pm

Yes! 1st again!

It's good to see that the website has been updated to 1st agakn, already!!Next stop, 5th in World!!!
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Post by scole of TSBT » Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:57 am

Well done chaps. 'Twas a nail biter this afternoon.

Mike, Tim, sorry I didn't see the fine print in the rules either :)

Woodles, over here we make the winner buy everyone else a round.  

Cheers gang. :occasion5:

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Post by Woodles » Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:10 am

scole of TSBT wrote:Well done chaps. 'Twas a nail biter this afternoon.
Thanks Steve,

It was indeed, thanks for providing the challenge in the first place :)
scole of TSBT wrote:Woodles, over here we make the winner buy everyone else a round.
In that case, should anyone be in the Cambridge area today at about 5PM and fancy a free drink, let me know :P

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Post by UBT - Timbo » Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:14 am

scole of TSBT wrote:Well done chaps. 'Twas a nail biter this afternoon.

Mike, Tim, sorry I didn't see the fine print in the rules either :)

Woodles, over here we make the winner buy everyone else a round.  

Cheers gang. :occasion5:
Welcome to the madhouse Steve,

Thanks for joining up/in etc :)

I like your idea with regards to the winner buying a round for everyone...though our trading currency is packets of Hobnobs rather than beer...though it has the same effect on the waistline !!

But if you can find me some Broughtons "Dark Dunter", then I'll settle for the latter.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broughton_Ales

regarda
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Post by UBT - Chris » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:27 pm

Darn! I'd have to have the hobnobs (still yummy but not the same...) because I am only a teen - only a few more years then I can try some of that "Dark Dunter", Tim :D
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Post by UBT - Mikee » Wed Nov 12, 2014 6:12 pm

Woodles wrote:Well done team, back where we belong  :D

:cheers:  :hello1:  :wav:

I intend to carry on regardless, there's UK number one spot at Boinc Utopia still to claim  :)

Beer it is  :occasion5:  :happy1:

If you'd like to PM me an address Mike, there's a gift voucher and mince pies with your name on  :)
You can forget your hobnobs - I is getting mince pies! nom nom nom !
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Post by UBT - Mikee » Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:07 pm

Had a bit of a bad week...

Bought some cheap RAM - 1 of the sticks doesn't work...

Bought a risky untested HD7700 for a tenner - doesn't work!

but then...

they've arrived

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and all is well with the world again! :-)

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Post by Woodles » Wed Nov 19, 2014 6:16 pm

Normally, I'd think that one out of three wasn't a good return ... but in this case, I'd be happy :D

No problem Mike, you won them fair and square, enjoy :)

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Post by UBT - Timbo » Wed Nov 19, 2014 6:30 pm

UBT - Mikee wrote:Had a bit of a bad week...

Bought some cheap RAM - 1 of the sticks doesn't work...

Bought a risky untested HD7700 for a tenner - doesn't work!

but then...

they've arrived
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and all is well with the world again! :-)

Thanks again Mark
Hi Mike,

Excellent stuff - hope your enjoy them.

And you think YOU'RE the only one having a bad week....

1) my van got stuck in gear - seems the gear change cable had come off the gearbox - a common fault on Renault Trafic's (and other derivatives) so had to get a new "clamp" that fits over the gear change cable and keeps it in place. It's a 10 minute fix, but a 20 minute job to get all the muck and grease off with some Swarfega !!

2) I won a NEW Logitech Harmony 350 programmeable remote control on fleabay - it arrived this morning and it's a 300i, not a 350.

3) I think I've got a cold - sore throat and lacking energy

4) Building works at my office which were supposed to take 2 days over last weekend, won't now be finished until this weekend...so, in the meantime my work "farm" is sidelined.

I'm hoping nothing else goes wrong, but I've got a feeling in my bones that come tomorrow, there'll be something else. :(

regards
Tim

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Post by Woodles » Thu Nov 20, 2014 9:18 am

UBT - Timbo wrote:Hi Mike,

Excellent stuff - hope your enjoy them.

And you think YOU'RE the only one having a bad week....

1) my van got stuck in gear - seems the gear change cable had come off the gearbox - a common fault on Renault Trafic's (and other derivatives) so had to get a new "clamp" that fits over the gear change cable and keeps it in place. It's a 10 minute fix, but a 20 minute job to get all the muck and grease off with some Swarfega !!

2) I won a NEW Logitech Harmony 350 programmeable remote control on fleabay - it arrived this morning and it's a 300i, not a 350.

3) I think I've got a cold - sore throat and lacking energy

4) Building works at my office which were supposed to take 2 days over last weekend, won't now be finished until this weekend...so, in the meantime my work "farm" is sidelined.

I'm hoping nothing else goes wrong, but I've got a feeling in my bones that come tomorrow, there'll be something else. :(

regards
Tim
Hi Tim,

I really do hope you weren't in first gear on the motorway when it got stuck? :shock:

Honey and lemon is good for a cold ... with a shot or two of whisky :D

Tomorrow has arrived, is all still as well as can be expected with the world?

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Post by UBT - Chris » Thu Nov 20, 2014 4:18 pm

uggh - that is rubbish, Tim!

I know what'll cheer you up - our new (not quite officially decided) motto: "Crunching HobNobs For Over 10 Years"!

If you like it, we could put it on the forum?  :D   :roll:
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Post by UBT - Timbo » Thu Nov 20, 2014 8:34 pm

Woodles wrote:Hi Tim,

I really do hope you weren't in first gear on the motorway when it got stuck? :shock:

Honey and lemon is good for a cold ... with a shot or two of whisky :D

Tomorrow has arrived, is all still as well as can be expected with the world?

Mark
Hi Mark,

Well today has almost been and gone and (touch wood) nothing bad has happened...so maybe it has passed ?

re: van
Luckily I had just turned a corner and was in 3rd gear and the clutch was still working - so I was able to drive it to my office, get some work done and then had to think about how to move the van later on....

By the time I'd got to the van, another car had parked "nose to nose" with me, and having no reverse gear, meant I had to push the van backwards with one foot on the ground (the other having to be on the clutch, else it wouldn't move at all !!).

It started up OK and clearly doesn't like moving off in 3rd, but it did it. Then spoke to my local garage, who'd not heard of the issue and then I turned to the intrawebby and of course there you'll find all sorts of stuff about this design fault :(

This is the fix:

http://www.matlocksystems.com/

A small piece of U-shaped metal plus a couple of screws which then stop the end of the gear change cable from coming off a single "sprocket" (for want of a better word).

What they don't show in the video is that this "fix" doesn't require the removal of the gearbox....but they also don't show that a number of hoses are in the way either, when the clamp is fitted "in situ".

Anyways, it's fixed now and I've got transport again :)

re: cold
Throat is much better today and with luck I'll be clear by tomorrow - lots of Vitamin C and higher fluid (non-alcoholic) intake usually makes it go away !!

regards
Tim
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Post by Woodles » Fri Nov 21, 2014 9:25 am

UBT - Timbo wrote:Hi Mark,

Well today has almost been and gone and (touch wood) nothing bad has happened...so maybe it has passed ?

re: van
Luckily I had just turned a corner and was in 3rd gear and the clutch was still working - so I was able to drive it to my office, get some work done and then had to think about how to move the van later on....

By the time I'd got to the van, another car had parked "nose to nose" with me, and having no reverse gear, meant I had to push the van backwards with one foot on the ground (the other having to be on the clutch, else it wouldn't move at all !!).

It started up OK and clearly doesn't like moving off in 3rd, but it did it. Then spoke to my local garage, who'd not heard of the issue and then I turned to the intrawebby and of course there you'll find all sorts of stuff about this design fault :(

This is the fix:

http://www.matlocksystems.com/

A small piece of U-shaped metal plus a couple of screws which then stop the end of the gear change cable from coming off a single "sprocket" (for want of a better word).

What they don't show in the video is that this "fix" doesn't require the removal of the gearbox....but they also don't show that a number of hoses are in the way either, when the clamp is fitted "in situ".

Anyways, it's fixed now and I've got transport again :)

re: cold
Throat is much better today and with luck I'll be clear by tomorrow - lots of Vitamin C and higher fluid (non-alcoholic) intake usually makes it go away !!

regards
Tim
Hi Tim,

Isn't trouble supposed to come in threes? Looks like you should be safe for a while now, you've exceeded your quota! :D

Fortuitous timing then with the van. It's usually the same with car repair videos and manuals, they state something simple like "undo the bolt and slide the mounting off, re-assemble in the reverse order" which translated means: spend an hour trying to get a socket onto the end of the bolt then discovering you can only turn it by 2 degrees at a time due to other cables and parts, bandage up your knuckles after catching them on the sharp edges around the mounting, fetch a large lump hammer to then persuade the mounting to move at all then discover that it won't fit back on afterwards.

Good luck with your cold, I'm going to stick to my method ... I don't have a cold at the moment but best to prevent one happening in the first place :D

Mark
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Post by UBT - Mikee » Mon Nov 24, 2014 6:23 pm

Trying to overtake TSBT for UK#1 at Bitcoin is a bit of a struggle!

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Hopefully in the next few hours we'll get there.

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Post by Woodles » Tue Nov 25, 2014 8:57 am

Hi Mikee,

According to Johns stats, UBT claimed the BU UK number one spot at the 07:00 update with 110,203,129,077 credits to TSBTs 110,183,986,790 credits.

Onwards and upwards :)

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Post by UBT - Chris » Sun Nov 30, 2014 11:28 am

Yay!! It was as if it were planned to fall near our BU's first Birthday!!
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