Re: People joke about using paper tickets
Currently they'd probably beg for people to do that, to boost the footfall!
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Don't worry, the Russians are our friends now...
I recall when we spent 60+ years fighting against them and their KGB. Turns out all they had to do was change the name to FSB, and they could do what they want. And both Republicans and Tories would cheer and go along with it if they called it fascism instead of communism.
I sincerely wish you could have what you wanted, but you're going to get the same as the rest of us.
That spun pile of lies above? You'll get none of that. Try reading an actual mainstream news paper. Even the Mail knows you've been stitched up, and the Russia Report today tells you it was by the Tory Leavers who won't look at Russian treason. In the end, you'll be as stuffed as the rest of us, only to you, it'll be a huge shock. The rest of us have already seen through the lies.
Just because you won't read the answers, like "human rights the government can't simply remove", "food standards", "exchange students being able to study freely in the rEU", "no residency tests for millions of Brit immigrants in Spain", "a massive medicines agency that ensures our drugs are safe without massive duplication across 28 countries", "huge negotiation power cast China and the USA", "access rights for good, services and physical lorries", doesn't mean they aren't real benefits.
"5 or 10 patents a year is enough"? Are you competing with the patent clerk who claimed "everything has already been invented", way back before the invention of the telephone, computer, dishwasher, laser, etc?
I know Brexit is taking us 80 years back, but patents are older than that!
And the NHS, and the fishing, and, as seen today, the ability to have free and fair elections without our biggest sworn enemy having carte blanche to do whatever they want, safe in the knowledge the tories won't interfere...
Brexit: the sacrifice of everything, including the country itself, and any control over it, to get control of the country back.
What is even more worrying is that the dozens of customers moving to the USA and placing big orders at the same time didn't trigger any sort of fraud response! Surely someone in packing should've also noticed that the complex US shipping addresses were all in the same town, too?
Why even wait for humans? You can throw the files at an AI voice recognition system as a first pass, that'll save you half your money. Stick it in a database with the audio file attached, and then it isn't even dodgy looking when you ask workers to "verify the database" before calling to scam.
Fairly minor stuff for most, but they've acted far faster than normal. Usually it is years before they send out even a letter, this time it's been a month or so. Maybe, stuck at home, the FCC people realise how many people get these calls, because now they are sat there all day getting them too!
I believe there are some well-worn words prepared for those securely standing on battlements to hurl down from above.
Whether Daleks have mothers or fathers, though, I don't know, nor if they would know what a hamster was. Or even if they can smell an elderberry...
This might require more thought...
Cancelling your cards (and effectively closing your bank account for every single payment mechanism you use) is fairly extreme for a strange purchase on Amazon, I think - all that extra work and hassle, for a start.
Have you stopped a bank card recently? There's dozens of places that have the details, that you have to chase down.
So no, killing the card certainly shouldn't be your first step. It hasn't been compromised!
Literally yesterday I was asked by someone on TalkTalk about how they could migrate their Toucansurf email if they leave TalkTalk. Sadly, this article contains the answer - they can't, really, any more, they'll have to start paying for it!
The old chap asking has, as you can guess, had that email since the dawn of Internet time, and it's known around the world.
I've had to sit and wait on commercial jobs where they've had to do a 2 hour signal test for the system before installing a pre-payment meter in a pub basement, etc.
In fact, I don't know of any that talk through the wires in the UK, they all use data over GSM. But, that could be a supplier I've not worked with, or a recent change (I've scaled it back as the money is terrible, and the "customers" frequently worse.)
Is this where I am legally bound to point out that you don't own your electric meter anyway, the supplier does?
If EDF has to change 17 million electric meters, that is their problem, not yours.
This has already been demonstrated in the UK market when "we" installed hundreds of thousands of smart meters, and then... took them all out again and put in old refurbished spinning dial ones!
No cost to the customer, except possibly a little extra wear on the locks of those who, weirdly, were never home, never replied, and turned out to be using huge amounts of electric to warm the attic with lights...
Eh? These meters don't "cut" unless you don't pay your bill, or, if you previously haven't paid your bill long enough, you haven't fed it enough electronic money in advance.
The only other thing could be if you frequently pull over the rated main fuse capacity. But that's 60A minimum, up to 100A, on a single phase, and the alternative is a burning meter, wiring and house, so probably better to get that checked out!
A heck of a lot of these commentards miss this vital paragraph:
"According to the DAIB, WK050 "failed to register ground contact during the ground touch window and auto-aborted", meaning it throttled up and took off."
The drone never landed, and the "pilot" cut the power thinking it had, and was crashing.
No? It never touched the ground. If it had, the thing would've landed. The inertia of spinning up the wheels would've slowed it dramatically, as designed, and the aircraft, suddenly on grass, likely couldn't have powered away without serious effort, instead completing the landing.
It got *really close* to landing. Close enough to fool the "pilots".
The drone came close to landing, but decided it was too far off the centre of the runaway to land, due to the crosswind. It therefore powered up again to go around and try again.
Alas, the "crew" saw the runway turn to grass on the camera display, panicked, and cut the power. They thought it was on the ground, because they were looking at the grass on the video stream, instead of the altitude. Without power, the drone flew a short distance more and hit a tree.
It's the worst of both worlds, and will be the cause of many a death with the soon to arrive "nearly self driving cars".
Imagine travelling for 7 hours from Edinburgh to Birmingham, maintaining awareness of everyone on the road, but without actually changing speed (you're locked at 70, or, mostly, 50 or even 30!), changing lanes, keeping a safe distance - all that's done by the car now. But you've got to be ready, in a heartbeat, to "take over" and save the day off the computer cocks it up, and, say, swerves into contraflow traffic at 50mph. No chance!
Same with this aircraft. It's boring, and you're a "passenger".
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