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Sneeky

Sneeky

Player in Training.
Didn't want to hijack a thread,
So we have had advice on replacement Tv's, I'm considering a cctv camera.
What I would like is,
POE- power over Ethernet
Colour
Good quality pic day or night
Motorised
Waterproof
I don't have much storage space to record much, would be nice if it was motion activated.
Budget 200 of the English pounds.

Any recommendations?

S.
 
Dorset

Dorset

The Voice Of Reason
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Didn't want to hijack a thread,
So we have had advice on replacement Tv's, I'm considering a cctv camera.
What I would like is,
POE- power over Ethernet
Colour
Good quality pic day or night
Motorised
Waterproof
I don't have much storage space to record much, would be nice if it was motion activated.
Budget 200 of the English pounds.

Any recommendations?

S.
Get a dog?

I got them Arlo doodahs on my casa. I didn't want wires all over the place, they are wireless and rechargeable. The batteries last around 3-4 months before they need recharging. I get an alarm on my phone if they detect a geezer ( or cat if you don'y pay the €8 a month for person recognition and zone recording and other stuff I don't use ). I can check any of the cameras when I'm out - pre-lockdown of course cos I ain't ever out these days. They were a tad more than 200 quids - €990 for the hub and 4 dinky little, very wide angle cameras.

The video quality is pretty good,I just took a snap from my phone using one of the cameras - my house isn't all bendy like that it's just the widelyness doohickey, that camera is only 4m from the house.

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Night vision is also pretty good - here's a screen shot of a video it recorded the other night of a neighbours cat - it doesn't wake me up for cats but records the fuckers so I know where to put the poison down.
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Not what you are looking for probably, It's not a cheap system but I'd recommend it if anyone is looking for a easy install system with a fucking loud siren (you start the noise on the app when you detect an intruder, the fines in Spain for false alarms are serious). They have little speakers in them as well so you can shout at the bad guys and tell them Plod is on the way. I think it records 30 days of incidents (triggered by motion or sound, whatever you set it to) but you can poke a USB stick into the hub to record as much as you like. Hopefully I'll never need to use it in anger, our village is a quiet little place and as far as I know the number of crimes since we've been here has been fuck all, but it's a bit of insurance innit?
 
Yid

Yid

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I've got a ring set up and its mustard... more quids than you wanna spend but does all the stuff Dorsets does but also lets you answer the door to delivery men or Jehovah's when you are out...

Again, all on a cloud and all on ya phone for operation... links in with Alexa and can alert me via that if necessary....
 
Dorset

Dorset

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I've got a ring set up and its mustard... more quids than you wanna spend but does all the stuff Dorsets does but also lets you answer the door to delivery men or Jehovah's when you are out...

Again, all on a cloud and all on ya phone for operation... links in with Alexa and can alert me via that if necessary....
I liked the look of the Ring system, when the Arlo cameras die I'll probably go for that - it wasn't available here when we moved in so I had to go for Arlo, they say it will last for years even in the Spanish sun, we will see.
 
Yid

Yid

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I liked the look of the Ring system, when the Arlo cameras die I'll probably go for that - it wasn't available here when we moved in so I had to go for Arlo, they say it will last for years even in the Spanish sun, we will see.
Yeah a mates got arlo and rates it.... rings decent mate, made by a subsidiary of some fruit company.... banana/pear/apple or some shit like that...

The doorbell cam is great if I'm out socially distancing I can still chat to peeps... mine does the fuck off alarm and talking to the sweet burglars stuff too... can apparently be set up with others in the area (cloud based shit) so that yours arms when another in the area is triggered... kind of an automated neighborhood watch thang.

I have 2 floodlights cams and a doorbell cam covering my manor... you can link them to indoor sensors and mine is also linked up to my nest smoke and fire alarms and my nest thermostat.... not sure what benefit that is.... something to do with learning our movements to heat and cool the gaff more efficiently.... or just stealing our data to sell us sex toys and mobile phones...

Think I dropped about a bag on them while in a sale... and then a few more sqids to get them fitted by a pal.

One of those investments you hope you will never need... always seems money wasted until you have to use it...!!!
 
Sneeky

Sneeky

Player in Training.
Gents..🍻
I think considering I would like to cover maybe 150 degrees 2 fixed ones might be ok.
Would need to run another cable though...I'm extremely paranoid of WiFi sniffers 🕵️‍♀️
S.
 
Glenjamin

Glenjamin

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Gents..🍻
I think considering I would like to cover maybe 150 degrees 2 fixed ones might be ok.
Would need to run another cable though...I'm extremely paranoid of WiFi sniffers 🕵️‍♀️
S.
Yeah I hate the group of cunts that stand out the front of my house sniffing my WIFI.
 
Sneeky

Sneeky

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It's not the once you can see that bother me...
 
Yid

Yid

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Do people actually do that? I mean what they gonna steal from me.... thai bride adverts and some midget pron maybe?

Are they gonna download shit loads of naughty stuff on my connection? How do they get my password? Surely if its capable to hack my router then the broadband company that supplies it to me is liable?

Am I being dim.
 
Yid

Yid

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Fuxking hell.... why did I watch this...

 
Sneeky

Sneeky

Player in Training.
WiFi is just the tip of the iceberg, I can't have any device with Bluetooth either...personal or work
If it can be tracked then I can't have it., I have had to let the Fed's know of my membership to this forum too.
I'm in Defence and I can't even visit certain countries either. No social media, if I get stopped by the plod I can officially tell the to do one or take me to a secure location before talking to them😎
My boss don't know what I do or where I go.
It's a completly different world, a world I prefer most of the time...
 
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Sneeky

Sneeky

Player in Training.
Might have a winner..

Looks like it ticks the boxes,
S.
 
Dorset

Dorset

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Fuxking hell.... why did I watch this...

Make sure you have decent passwords for your wifi network and your router and have remote access disabled ( usually default on routers these days) . Don't turn off your router firewall , don't enable UPnP unless you really need it. If you're really paranoid turn off network name broadcasting so them wifi thieves don't know you're there. Log out of your router when you have finished playing with the settings. Most ISPs supply their routers with all the safety stuff on by default, so unless you have changed your router then you should be safe(ish). I always change the password on the router just in case, but I bung out the ridiculously long wifi password to anybody who visits so changing that every 5 minutes would be a pain. Most of these 'how to hack routers' videos are a few years old and seem to rely on packet interception when passwords are being entered - how often do you have to reenter a wifi password on your tech? If that happens then have a look out of your window and see if there is a dodgy looking black van with a load of antennas on it parked outside your house.

A super-techie spy will probably eventually be able to break into your router with some very heavy equipment and a lot of time but is that likely? If you are a secret agent like @Sneeky then probably, but most of us are not going to be targeted by pros. A pro burglar will be able to break into your house no matter how good your locks are.
 
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skiathospurs

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WiFi is just the tip of the iceberg, I can't have any device with Bluetooth either...personal or work
If it can be tracked then I can't have it., I have had to let the Fed's know of my membership to this forum too.
I'm in Defence and I can't even visit certain countries either. No social media, if I get stopped by the plod I can officially tell the to do one or take me to a secure location before talking to them😎
My boss don't know what I do or where I go.
It's a completly different world, a world I prefer most of the time...
if I ever insulted,trolled or pissed you off Mr Bourne I am truly sorry.
 
Sneeky

Sneeky

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.we did have one of ours think he was all that going through customs carrying a diplomatic bag, he refused to open it and was being a dick....so they put the bag on the desk then probed him good and proper.......he had to sit on a pillow all the way back😁
 
skiathospurs

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.we did have one of ours think he was all that going through customs carrying a diplomatic bag, he refused to open it and was being a dick....so they put the bag on the desk then probed him good and proper.......he had to sit on a pillow all the way back😁
hope it was a guy I used to know,when he left uni he was a software designer for a defence contractor,he used to be a drummer in a band, then became mega tory boy superior wanker.Boy i hope the customs guy had big hands.
 
Yid

Yid

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This is probably the best off topic thread there has ever been on the internet...

Btw...

Samsung Q90R 2019 75" is going to be gracing my living room as soon as I am able to buy vouchers through my employers discount site (another 6.5% off) and convince the mrs that 2 bags on a TV is a superb idea because her peepers are double fucked.

It comes with this one connect doobery that has a 3mm thick cable for all your connections including power.... that's fucking mustard...!!!

It's also better than the equivalent Q90T that is the 2020 version as Samsung have effectively downgraded all their TVs for some reason.

Also @Dorset your man FOMO had all his videos pulled from YouTube.... because he dared to criticise Samsung about the downgrading issue... Samsung is obviously a huge advertiser on the platform and pulled some strings to fuck him up the arse with no lube.
 
Yid

Yid

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Motherfuckers.... curries wont honour the defence discount as it's not publicly available.... double cunts... still £450 cheaper than anywhere else so I will still buy, but pissed on my chips a little.
 
Dorset

Dorset

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Anybody got reccos on backwards cameras for cars? Our car don't not got a backwards camera, which wasn't a problem as I had given up driving cos the daft wotsits here drive on the wrong side of the road and Mrs D actually likes driving - too many wheels on a car for me. But, I have to drive Mrs D to the hospital - just tests and stuff, and of course she might get the screaming abdabs with doing all the driving so.....I have to do my bit. I have discovered that being blind in the right eye is a total bastard when you are sitting on the left. I look over my right shoulder and see - fuck bleeding all! If I look over my left shoulder I can see the inside of the care perfectly but not the outside world place which is the bit I need to see!

I was thinking of buying a scooter, those buggers are really flash these days and not too expensive, but Mrs D in her wisdom asked where I would go on it and it turns I would only go to the places I cycle to at the moment, so that idea was vetoed. Unless I win the lottery a Harley is out of the question, I would go to many places if I had one of they doodahs!

I passed the Spanish medical to get my Spanish licence and I have been driving cars for donkey's years without a problem but now find I am not only in the venerable (not vulnerable) group for Covid, I am fucking useless unless I am going forward.I don't feel 'vulnerable', one of the questions the medics asked was could I walk 100 yards without my ticker going mental - I cycle over 100ks a week, proper 25ks per hour stuff, and walk for miles, so I reckon the stents they slapped in me are working fairly well. I was watching a Youtube channel from Benidorm the other day and it seemed most of the fat lardy cunts my age and younger can only get to the English bar for their fry-ups and pints by mobility scooter. That awful place is only half an hour drive from us, but it is like another planet and we won;'t be visiting!
 
Don Diaz

Don Diaz

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I cycle over 100ks a week, proper 25ks per hour stuff,
I've just started this malarky 5 weeks ago and i'm loving it. I've currently only got breadsticks for legs, but am told they'll be stronger by September. Longest ride to date is 82kms (which wiped me out) and a couple of 60kms, but we live amongst a load of hills so it';s good for the heart and lungs and also my type 2 Diabetes. Get a bike everyone, beats the shit out of running and swimming and doesn't knacker your joints.
 
Yid

Yid

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I've just started this malarky 5 weeks ago and i'm loving it. I've currently only got breadsticks for legs, but am told they'll be stronger by September. Longest ride to date is 82kms (which wiped me out) and a couple of 60kms, but we live amongst a load of hills so it';s good for the heart and lungs and also my type 2 Diabetes. Get a bike everyone, beats the shit out of running and swimming and doesn't knacker your joints.
This ☝....

I'm sat here.... where I sat 12 days ago after feeling a little tingle in my patella tendon following a pathetic 5k run...

2 trips to A&E, 1 consultant, 2 xrays, many nurses and I find myself utterly fucked with pre patella bursitis in my left knee and patella tendinitis in my right knee...!!!

I'm walking like a pissed up robocop...!!!

I think me and running have had our day in the sunshine and it's time for me to join the ranks of MAMIL's.

I was getting bang into my swimming before the world went berserk but was also circuit training, MTB'ing (until I did a fucking awesome huge jump..... and bust my fucking arm) and doing a bit of running....

Think its bikes and water for me from now on but I sold my roadie to get a MTB.... trying to convince the wife she needs to buy me a new CF roadie... as well as a TV...
 
Glenjamin

Glenjamin

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This ☝....

I'm sat here.... where I sat 12 days ago after feeling a little tingle in my patella tendon following a pathetic 5k run...

2 trips to A&E, 1 consultant, 2 xrays, many nurses and I find myself utterly fucked with pre patella bursitis in my left knee and patella tendinitis in my right knee...!!!

I'm walking like a pissed up robocop...!!!

I think me and running have had our day in the sunshine and it's time for me to join the ranks of MAMIL's.

I was getting bang into my swimming before the world went berserk but was also circuit training, MTB'ing (until I did a fucking awesome huge jump..... and bust my fucking arm) and doing a bit of running....

Think its bikes and water for me from now on but I sold my roadie to get a MTB.... trying to convince the wife she needs to buy me a new CF roadie... as well as a TV...
Love the swimming myself. I need to grow a set and start sea swimming as I'm about 10 mins from the beach, but I've never felt like I'm a strong enough swimmer.

Used to love the downhilling and trail riding but it's one of those sports the better you get the more often and harder you fall off! I keep a hardtail commencal meta now as full sussers are where I got over confident lol. Again I'm lucky in NI there are massive trail runs not far from me. There's a 3 hour red trail that wraps around the Mourne mountains which is great fun. Rostrevor it's called. Worth a you tube watch.
 
Yid

Yid

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Love the swimming myself. I need to grow a set and start sea swimming as I'm about 10 mins from the beach, but I've never felt like I'm a strong enough swimmer.

Used to love the downhilling and trail riding but it's one of those sports the better you get the more often and harder you fall off! I keep a hardtail commencal meta now as full sussers are where I got over confident lol. Again I'm lucky in NI there are massive trail runs not far from me. There's a 3 hour red trail that wraps around the Mourne mountains which is great fun. Rostrevor it's called. Worth a you tube watch.
Mate that's my problem.... I see the lads who are double good and think.... fuck it... I'll give it a go, what's the worst that can happen.... and I stick 2 6 inch 10mm deep lacerations down my shin and break my fucking arm.... I know how to handle a bike, but I'm nowhere near as good as my ambition and willingness...!!!

Weve got some decent runs out east of England way no where near that long and nowhere near as undulating but it's still.great fun...

I'm gonna get a road bike when every cunt has dropped that bandwagon following lockdown and winter arrives... there will be some great used bargains about then as people buy 1-2 thousand pound bikes on the BTW scheme and stop using them because pedaling is tough and the cold isnt fun...!!!

Yeah a swim is about as good as it gets for your body. Full body workout, no impact, respiratory system also gets conditioned in a way no other sport can match...

Will get my armbands out again once this virus fucks off....

It doesn't seem that long ago I was scrounging money off you chaps for my Marathons...!!! They seem a lifetime away right now...!!!

Glad I did them tho, great achievements and great memories. Still gives me goosies when I hear people talking about them, their training and their own apprehensions.....
 
Dorset

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I'm not a fan of swimming, I used to do a lot of it. I swam for the county when I was at school, training every fucking day at 5.30 am in the fucking morning and all you do is swim up and down. Boring. My swimming career was ended when I got thrown in on my birthday, a club tradition, but the cunts threw me in feet first and my whole body didn't make the water - my head hit the side of the pool and I got a very serious bit of concussion. Some people say that explains a lot about my mental health, so I kill them.

I do aqua-aerobics in our pool. In water is the only place I can run because my knees are no way going to put up with all that gravity bollocks. It's great to be able to jog on the spot with the water taking your weight. Our pool is only 8m x 4m so I can't do 'proper' swimming, Mrs D swims round and round a few hundred times, but if I am swimming I like to get stuck in. I don't mind swimming in the sea, round about 7am is a great time, I go for a bike ride then as I usually have the whole beach to myself I go in bollock naked, cycling home in a soggy cossie is not nice. I got me one of them micro towels, it's 2m long and fold up small enough to fit in a pocket,- sorted! I do worry sometimes when some cunt is walking their dog that the mutt will run off with my clothes!

Cycling round here is very popular. We've got a cycle lane that runs 8km up the road to a fantastic beach and a track that used to be a railway running 8ks to Denia, the first 500m of the track is a bugger on your doodahs as it's gravel and stones. My bike is one of them hybrid road/bumpy bits bikes so it deals with the rough stuff but my arse and delicate bits don't! Luckily I've lost a few stone over the last 3 or 4 years so my lycra cycling shorts are not going to get me arrested for outraging the local Spaniels.

I'm glad everyone is doing some exercise. I told the cardio bloke that he could poke his pills and I would keep fit, control my own blood pressure and lose 4 stone, which I did. He wasn't pleased and insisted that I should take cholesterol lowering meds, even though my cholesterol was not high, blood pressure meds, even though my blood pressure was normal, aspirins for ever, even though I had erosive gastritis and those fuckers rip the fuck out your guts. The worse one was the beta blocker Bisprolol, they lower your heart rate, my resting heart rate is 50 or below! I told him that those nasty drugs were contra-indicated with Bradycardia and he just came out with all the old bollocks about people taking all the recommend pills have a lower chance of more heart attacks. Statistics based medicine is fucked up. I looked at all the research and found out that on average the fat, lardy cunts who do not give up smoking, carry on drinking like I used to and do no exercise, on average get to live 2 more years if they take all the meds!

Stay fit and healthy and live better, it might not be longer, but who wants to live a few more rancid years suffering all the side effects of all those drugs? Quality not quantity is what I want. Let's all get on our bikes, especially you UK blokes, cos when Bozo sells the NHS to the septics you won't able to afford to be ill!
 
Don Diaz

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Never could run, all my weight is up top and matchstick legs, hats off to the marathon boys. I’ve packed in swimming as well, good for the joints just a bit boring, it’s not like the scenery changes very much is it? I love a bit of a splash around in the sea although got a bit worried a few years ago when I tried to swim out and round and through Durdle Door. I ran out of juice and realised just in time before going any further and floated skulled back, bit scary at the time. I got half a new knee in January 2019, so cycling has been brilliant so far for that, I’ll have to try the trail stuff on an old MTB that @Glenjamin talks about. The New Forest is a good day out for that, when the pubs open, you can ride to a pub have a fat bastard lunch and then ride it off in the afternoon. Happy days....beats the shit out of the football at the moment eh?
 
Glenjamin

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Never could run, all my weight is up top and matchstick legs, hats off to the marathon boys. I’ve packed in swimming as well, good for the joints just a bit boring, it’s not like the scenery changes very much is it? I love a bit of a splash around in the sea although got a bit worried a few years ago when I tried to swim out and round and through Durdle Door. I ran out of juice and realised just in time before going any further and floated skulled back, bit scary at the time. I got half a new knee in January 2019, so cycling has been brilliant so far for that, I’ll have to try the trail stuff on an old MTB that @Glenjamin talks about. The New Forest is a good day out for that, when the pubs open, you can ride to a pub have a fat bastard lunch and then ride it off in the afternoon. Happy days....beats the shit out of the football at the moment eh?
Trail riding is great. It's a whole different type of cardio to road cycling. Just be smart and wear some pads!
 
Dorset

Dorset

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My poor old bike is very poorly. It's 20 years old now and the bottom bracket is wobbly as fuck, my personal bottom bracket is also a bit iffy, I think that's normal when you're as old as me. We went round a few bike shops yesterday to try and buy a new one. Nope. Nada. Everyone and his dog has been buying bikes recently and the massively helpful bloke in our local shop spent hours phoning round suppliers and found me what is probably the only under €3000 bike my size in the whole of the Valencia region, so I ordered it. I have no idea what it will be like, but Juanjo reckons it's good value - he's a local hero among cycling types, so fingers crossed.

It's a Kross Trans 8.0 trekking bike, Polish I think, it's got hydraulic disc brakes so that's nice, arse suspension and front suspension, wheels, pedals and all that stuff €750 - fuck I thought bikes were fifty quid!

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Yid

Yid

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My poor old bike is very poorly. It's 20 years old now and the bottom bracket is wobbly as fuck, my personal bottom bracket is also a bit iffy, I think that's normal when you're as old as me. We went round a few bike shops yesterday to try and buy a new one. Nope. Nada. Everyone and his dog has been buying bikes recently and the massively helpful bloke in our local shop spent hours phoning round suppliers and found me what is probably the only under €3000 bike my size in the whole of the Valencia region, so I ordered it. I have no idea what it will be like, but Juanjo reckons it's good value - he's a local hero among cycling types, so fingers crossed.

It's a Kross Trans 8.0 trekking bike, Polish I think, it's got hydraulic disc brakes so that's nice, arse suspension and front suspension, wheels, pedals and all that stuff €750 - fuck I thought bikes were fifty quid!

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Mate I am waiting for all these plums who have brought their bikes in lockdown on their work cycle to work scheme to be fucked by the second wave, skint and be selling new 3 grand bikes for.... 50 quid...!

I'm after a cyclocross gravel/adventure bike made out of carbon.... they are about 2/3 grand for a mid range one but second hand you used to be able to grab a 1/1.5k 12 month old bargain. I need to get one as it looks like my lower limbs are..... well seemingly fucked. Docs dont know what's going on but all my lower limb joints over the last 4 weeks have swollen and locked solid one after another... 8 vials of blood today and the same amount of xrays and hopefully they'll be able to give me a hint of why having just turned 40, I am walking like a 80 year old who has shit himself....

OH MY NEW TV.... fuck my old boots it's good...!!!

The first one was delivered with one of those new fangled curved screens..... apart from this model doesnt come with a curved screen.... the dopey fuck delivery twats obviously lumped something on it and bent the fucker in half like a fucking banana. There was a slight indent in the top of the box but nothing that would suggest that type of damage.

Oh and Samsung dont aparently do customer service.... they've been soooooo fucking shit. I've given them 24hrs to acknowledge my complaint and arrange pick up of the fucked TV or I am logging a fraud claim with my card issuer and getting them to pursue Samsung for recover of funds.

Good luck with the bike Dorset, it does look a nice comfy ride...
 
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