Re: Remember That "Lifetime" Airline Pass
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Many years ago I managed to mess up the logic in processing discount codes on our site that for one bank holiday weekend* anybody using a one that had being promoted through social media etc. ended up paying 20% more, rather than less, for their order.
It was surprising how many people didn't notice...
Many years ago my local telephone exchange burnt down, and BT went on a big skip hunt finding old Strowger kit to install, rather than take the opportunity to update it to System X. Which took quite a while.
What we ended up with was police cars dotted all around the town, so if anybody had an emergency they could bolt down to the street corner and get help there.
The other alternative was for those with a mobile - which wasn't many - was to go to the large hill overlooking the bay and hope to connect to a mast that was wired to a different exchange.
Surprisingly, we all seemed to get through it.
Many years ago a friend shared the same name as me. Very useful when I was overdrawn as I'd give the cheque (said it was a long time ago...) to him to cash for me, in return for a couple of pints.
Sadly he died, too young, and his obit was in the local rag. I had a client at the time had one of their members call to ask if they knew their web designer had died - to which the lass that was my main contact there replied "well, I hope not - I had a coffee with him this morning!"
I was very disappointed, but not that surprised, when Google killed Reader. Fortunately, feedly.com came along, allowed you to import your feed list and has a pretty good interface on desktop and mobile.
RSS can be such a useful tool, but who wants things that are useful that you can't make buckets of £££ with?
Terribly worded phrase. It's the National Health Service. The way it's written makes it sound like it is there to cater for government staff only.
I'm starting to think I need to find other places to find my IT news'n'stuff that still stick to their roots.
When in a station, If they can switch to battery power (and possibly recharge at the same time) then this needs bringing over here now. The rumblings from the locos in my local station are a major noise nuisance, and caused a newly built multi-million-pound servicing depot to be effectively abandoned.
Just to clarify, I've never tried to take drugs into Malaysia, nor anywhere else for that matter. I've visited a few times, and have friends there, and it's just one of those little cabin announcements that makes me smile.
But going back to the original subject, there's a big street market somewhere in the centre of KL where you can get knock off Rolexes, western football tops, that kind of thing. Right bang centre of this hive of illegal activity is a police station. Go figure...
So what happens if you visit the country with material already loaded onto a tablet or suchlike?
Asking for a friend, obviously...
(it always amuses me that, just as you start your descent into KLIA, they choose to announce possession of illegal drugs carries a mandatory death sentence. Could they not say that before you get on the plane?)
I've had a Pixel 6 Pro for just under a week, and have no problems with the fingerprint sensor.
I must admit, I preferred the one on the back of the Pixel 3, but all I do is keep my phone pressed to the screen for a gnats whisker of a second for it to register. Seems to be a lack of patience on the couple of people that have Tweeted about it...
A few years ago I drove US Route 50 from coast to coast, so every now and again we'd pass into a different time zone. What we learnt was to look at the clocks on the big displays outside banks to decide when to change, as some places right next to the time zone may choose which side of the line they wanted to be on.
Was odd driving along and changing the clock on the car in the middle of the afternoon...
Reminds me of a holiday (remember them?) to Sri Lanka about 5 years ago, the Wifi was working at first hotel I stayed at, but there was no on-going connection. So, out of curiosity I logged into the hub - as it was still using the manufacturers default password - reset it and bingo, back up again.
I'd say 3 of the 5 places I stayed at hadn't changed the router password, but it's too nice a country to explore, than spend time trying to explain internet security to the staff on the front desk.
---> because it's Friday and it was surprisingly difficult to find in a couple of smaller towns...
I think I must be on some kind of blacklist because I don't seem to get them anymore.
It maybe because I've either tried to keep them on the phone for as long as possible, or alternatively saying things like "I've got a terminal illness, I don't need life cover", "my parents were on the plane shot down over the Ukraine so don't need a phone" or a good one when convinced the caller that I was a police officer investigating my violent death related to stock fraud, and why did this number (allegedly from a stockbroker or something similar that I couldn't get rid of) kept calling me.
"The issue is not so much the general lack of charging points as there are more chargers than petrol stations already. It is more about the location, quantity, and maintenance of chargers," he told us.
"Most EVs have more range than most people's daily commute, so most charging will be at home for those people who have off-street parking."
Oh lucky you. What about the millions of us that have no off street parking, let alone dedicated spaces? I live in a small block of flats and am actually the only one with a car, but realistically the only way I'm going to be able to string a cable to it is whilst I'm at work, who are at least considering putting a charger in at some point.
For those that live in the town centre that have to fight for space with tourists, daytime works and the likes, then I really don't see what they can do.
I remember hearing stories about people pulling into their garages* and realising they couldn't get out, so I don't think it's apocryphal.
*the building next to houses that used to have cars parked in them overnight, rather than the boxes full of junk and chest freezers that have taken over...