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Forum: Business Bytes 24 May 2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 124
Posted By Richard W
Well, that's probably how he intended it, but...

Well, that's probably how he intended it, but calling his own site, that he's thinking of setting up to advance his personal agenda, "Pravda" misses the mark a bit.

I wonder if he's really...
Forum: Techno-Babble 24 May 2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 90
Posted By Richard W
My Iranian friend says that the translations are...

My Iranian friend says that the translations are correct and the images in the article say "Death to America" and (possibly) "Death to Freemasonry" in Farsi.

Although she says that the "Death to...
Forum: Business Bytes 24 May 2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 124
Posted By Richard W
They've been quoting him uncritically, then? (Ha...

They've been quoting him uncritically, then? (Ha ha!)
Forum: Rantidote 23 May 2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 689
Views: 47,972
Posted By Richard W
Yes, I never saw Fosters there either, in 2001....

Yes, I never saw Fosters there either, in 2001. Definitely drank mostly VB in Melbourne, and mostly Tooheys in Sydney I think.

Apparently if I'd got as far north as Brisbane then people would...
Forum: Rantidote 23 May 2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 689
Views: 47,972
Posted By Richard W
Do Australians even "send it" anywhere? The...

Do Australians even "send it" anywhere? The Fosters we get in the UK is all brewed here - there'd be no point in brewing it in Australia and exporting it half way round the world.
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 22 May 2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 880
Views: 125,887
Posted By Richard W
That's a British genre I believe, Karyn - it...

That's a British genre I believe, Karyn - it comes from south London. It's not named after drug addicts in Atlanta, so far as I know...
Forum: SLC 22 May 2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 583
Views: 43,614
Posted By Richard W
I can't remember if we're putting cars we saw...

I can't remember if we're putting cars we saw here or in the "odd things" thread, but these ones weren't odd so I'll put them here.

Last week I was walking near Tring and saw a very nice old Aston...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 22 May 2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 880
Views: 125,887
Posted By Richard W
Hm, I was sure I remembered Roger Moore driving...

Hm, I was sure I remembered Roger Moore driving one of those wedge-shaped 1980s Aston Martin Lagondas at one point... clearly not. (eta) Unrelated to the quiz, I was just looking up Aston Martin...
Forum: Police Blotter 21 May 2018, 12:25 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,817
Posted By Richard W
Yes, indeed, but would any of that have meant...

Yes, indeed, but would any of that have meant that somebody would have stopped the guy from having a gun? As I understand US gun control, all of it seems to be entirely irrelevant. (Especially as I...
Forum: Police Blotter 20 May 2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,817
Posted By Richard W
The other thing about "reported" is, reported to...

The other thing about "reported" is, reported to whom? What was meant to have been reported? And what were those people (to whom the thing that might have been reported might have been reported to)...
Forum: Rantidote 20 May 2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 689
Views: 47,972
Posted By Richard W
The Guardian had a good button on their website...

The Guardian had a good button on their website yesterday - it was marked "Not a Royalist?" and when you clicked it, it completely hid all the Royal Wedding stories that otherwise took up half the...
Forum: SLC 20 May 2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 26,997
Posted By Richard W
I learned that when Hitler died, his death...

I learned that when Hitler died, his death announcement from German radio was translated into English for release here by Ernst Gombrich, the future art historian:
...
Forum: Police Blotter 20 May 2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,817
Posted By Richard W
At least some officials and people in authority...

At least some officials and people in authority are getting equally fed up:

Texas shooting: Houston police chief 'hits rock bottom' on gun reform
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-44187718
Forum: SLC 20 May 2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 454
Views: 34,530
Posted By Richard W
In about 2002 - 2003 all of them were heading for...

In about 2002 - 2003 all of them were heading for that sort of size, until people realised that the limiting factor wasn't the electronics any more and many of us have fingers too large to use that...
Forum: Rantidote 20 May 2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 689
Views: 47,972
Posted By Richard W
My aunt gave me a jar of home-made (but not by...

My aunt gave me a jar of home-made (but not by her) Beetroot and Orange Chutney. It tastes fine, but the thing that annoys me is the size of the chunks of beetroot in it.

It's the coarsest chutney...
Forum: Science 18 May 2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 805
Posted By Richard W
It depends whether the ice was already floating...

It depends whether the ice was already floating or not...if it falls off a glacier (over land) into the sea then the level goes up whether it melts or not, because of the displacement caused by the...
Forum: SLC 15 May 2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 454
Views: 34,530
Posted By Richard W
More of an odd thing I heard yesterday, while out...

More of an odd thing I heard yesterday, while out for a walk along the Thames. A young couple went past and the woman was telling an anecdote:

"And then it just shed its skin! Its skin split and...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 15 May 2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 880
Views: 125,887
Posted By Richard W
Not doing well this week! 1. I play enough...

Not doing well this week!

1. I play enough games that I should surely know this... er... the famous 1932 Hartford Leatherworks, makers of the PsychoKiller Sneakers I - IV series? Does the "soft"...
Forum: Rantidote 13 May 2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 816
Views: 260,596
Posted By Richard W
Which is great if the people who might be...

Which is great if the people who might be contacting you actually use those means of communication...
Forum: Rantidote 13 May 2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 34,523
Posted By Richard W
In the EU referendum in the UK they deliberately...

In the EU referendum in the UK they deliberately excluded UK citizens who couldn't provide a registered address in the country in the last X years, even though UK citizens living abroad in the EU are...
Forum: Rantidote 13 May 2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 816
Views: 260,596
Posted By Richard W
I use mine as an alarm, but all those other...

I use mine as an alarm, but all those other notifications used to really annoy me as well (far more than the alarm) until I realised there was a "do not disturb" mode, and you can also set most of...
Forum: SLC 13 May 2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 910
Views: 62,696
Posted By Richard W
Well it certainly would be, except I scoped out...

Well it certainly would be, except I scoped out some prices for the spec I'd want as a replacement and it's 500 - 600 that I don't want to spend at the moment! A few weeks ago when I was having...
Forum: SLC 12 May 2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 910
Views: 62,696
Posted By Richard W
I'm not sure there's a way to disable the whole...

I'm not sure there's a way to disable the whole keyboard, but I just chose the option to disable the trackpad when another mouse / "pointing device" is plugged in, so I'll find out if that helps next...
Forum: SLC 12 May 2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 910
Views: 62,696
Posted By Richard W
Ha ha, it turns out that whatever's messing up...

Ha ha, it turns out that whatever's messing up the input in the password box also makes the buttons you're talking about unresponsive to clicks - unless that's just that the computer is taking five...
Forum: SLC 11 May 2018, 11:54 PM
Replies: 910
Views: 62,696
Posted By Richard W
Ah, OK. Thanks. I hadn't noticed anything wrong...

Ah, OK. Thanks. I hadn't noticed anything wrong with the touchpad (I don't generally use it) but if that's something that behaves differently before logging in, then it could easily be affecting the...
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