* Posts by Trumpet Winsock

30 publicly visible posts • joined 2 Nov 2016

Have YOU had your breakfast pint? Boffins confirm cheeky daily tipple is good for you

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Midsummer Dream

I usually destress by going for a run. I also enjoy a Pint or several. Those wonderful people at Axe Valley Runners used to put on the ideal event, the " Midsummer Dream ( in search of the uncarved block ) "

The run evolved over the years but always started outside the Hook and Parrot.

14 or 16 miles of gloriously scenic cross country running, six pubs en route with a Pint quaffed in each.

Halfway point was at a Village Hall where a full Cream Tea was laid on.

It was a circular route so you could choose which direction to run, the last ( or first ) Pub held a music / beer festival over the same weekend, many never made it further.

Only an hour or so until Beer O'clock, today I'll raise a toast to the folk at Axe Vally runners.

Woman sues NASA for ownership of vial of space dust

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So a sort of " Homeopathic " Moon dust then.

Foolish foodies duped into thinking Greggs salads are posh nosh

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Re: Other Pie & Cake outlets are available. !!!

I've been using my trusty Panasonic bread machine for several years now, experimenting just as you said ( although I did once forget to add water and wondered what the strange smell coming from the machine was.)

I've found adding 50g of Porridge oats to the mix gives a lovely crunchy crust.

Russia to Apple: Kill Telegram crypto-chat – or the App Store gets it

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Re: lowest common denominator

Chapeau sir!

You know that silly fear about Alexa recording everything and leaking it online? It just happened

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Re: Come on, who wasn't expecting this to happen?

" Heaven hath no rage like love to hatred turned, Nor Hell a fury like a woman scorned "

William Congreve " The Mourning Bride "

The harbingers of Doomwatch: Quist is quite the quasi-Quatermass

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Re: Ouch!

" Ugandan discussions " was a euphemism for sex in Private Eye magazine.

Phone-free Microsoft patents Notch-free phone

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Re: I yearn for ....

I read that as "The........... Ginster" and I'm hungry now.

Mine's the one with the pasty in the pocket >>>>

Hansa down, this is cool: How Dutch cops snatched the wheel of dark web charabanc

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Hansa's down

That explains why they haven't delivered my vegetable biryani and Peshwari naan

>>>>>>>>>>The one with the takeaway menu in the pocket

Android P will hear no evil, see no evil, support evil notches

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Android Perhaps coming to a Samsung Galaxy one day...

( Galaxy S7 still on Android 7.0 )

Wearables are now a two-horse race and Google lost very badly

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Re: Why is Garmin

I've been using Garmin watches for many years. I'm a runner and as you say they are great bits of kit for sports people.

My current model is the 235, battery life of well over a week with constant heart rate, sleep and step monitoring, 10 hours -ish in GPS Mode. Text messages appear on my wrist and any app notification that I give permission for plus Bluetooth music control for my phone.

Downloadable apps and customisable watch faces, plus if you are in a strange town just start a background activity when you leave your car / hotel and if you get disorientated / inebriated then the watch displays a big arrow with the distance and direction back to where you started.

I think they are underestimated by people who just see them as Sports watches and aren't aware of their other varied functions.

UK.gov's Brexiteers warned not to push for divergence on data protection laws

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Re: The Law of Unintended Consequences

Ah, the "Disgraced former Defence Secretary Liam Fox" to give him his full and proper title.

I just wish the press would always quote his full title when referring to him, just to remind people what a little shit he is.

When Samsung reveals the S9 at MWC, at least try to act surprised

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I have the S7 which I got just after it was released. Overall I've been very pleased with it especially the camera.

I do notice that the software is still Android 7.0 although the security patches seem to come through regularly, the latest security patch says January 2018.

Do Samsung ever update the software, I'd like to try Oreo having read a few favourable reports

Wannabe W1 DOW-er faked car crash to track down reg plate's owner

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Before I retired I used to walk the couple of miles into work. Part of my route went along the main road into town.

From time to time a sports car would go past with the registration TIB 1A. Yep, apparently a surgeon at the local hospital.

One of the people who worked there told me that the surgeons wife also worked as a surgeon at the hospital and her car reg was FIB 1A. I'm not sure if they were winding me up about that.

>>>>>>>>>>>> The one with the Stethoscope in the pocket

Coventry: Once a 'Ghost Town', soon to be UK City of Culture

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Re: Milton Keynes - a candidate for a city of culture????

Ah, Milton Keynes Shopping Centre. I knew it briefly but well, and still shudder at the memory.

In the 1980's and as a much younger and more naive man I accepted an invitation to compete in an indoor race to be held at the shopping centre.

Laps, around the inside of the shopping centre, on marble, for 24 hours. The changing / rest facilities were up a flight of stairs. What could possibly go wrong.

It took months for the legs to recover, but on a positive note I did learn to be more circumspect in what I took on, plus I managed to memorise most of the prices in the shop windows that I ran past ;-)

Teensy weensy space shuttle flies and lands

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Re: How teensie weensie exactly?

And some are further away...

Guy Glitchy: Villagers torch Openreach effigy

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Re: Tradition

Where be that to then moi 'andsome, Sixpenny Handley or thereabouts?

>>>>>>>>>>>>>> pint of Tanglefoot :-)

Video games used to be an escape. Now not even they are safe from ads

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Though the Midland Bank live on in the form of interbank transfers.

I was due a refund from D Bahn as my train was delayed at Frankfurt on a Journey from Berlin to Bruxelles. I took the form to my Nationwide Branch as I needed the IBAN or BIC and they said they still use the Midland Bank code.

Fancy that! Craft which float over everything on a cushion of air

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Re: I remember them

The Chunnel!

I used to arrive at work every day before the boss, pop into his office and phone the dedicated Channel Tunnel construction line to hear a recorded announcement giving the progress of the North and South running tunnels IIRC.

It was only a couple of months ago that I got to travel on Eurostar from Bruxelles to London. Unfortunately I was that knackered that I fell asleep shortly after leaving Bruxelles and when I awoke we were in England so I never got to see the fish ;-)

Boffin wins (Ig) Nobel prize asking if cats can be liquid

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Re: Cats are neither a solid nor a liquid.


My daughter has trained her cat to use one of these. When I visit it is pretty surreal to be lying in bed and hearing the cat taking a piss in the toilet next door, especially as due to my advancing years the bastards flow rate is greater than mine.

Huawei reckons it can strong ARM its way into AI world with new chips

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Medical application

See me

Touch me

Feel me

Heal me

Fresh cotton underpants fix series of mysterious mainframe crashes

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Whatever would Robert have said?

Flame sucks between the balls of steel

Nothing moves, the air itself congeals

Look at the flame if you want to

Hear the sharp crack of the fission

Smell the brief vapour of ozone

Feel static motion

Apple nabs permit to experiment with self-driving iCars in Cali

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Re: Somebody trademark "iCar"

As it will be designed in America then perhaps iCar-US. I'm sure that Apple has the hubris to steer the design through the labyrinthine American patent system.

Prisoners' 'innovative' anti-IMSI catcher defence was ... er, tinfoil

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New Build Houses

There's a new house being built just around the corner and I noticed that the thermal insulation they are using between the blocks and the traditional red brick outer skin has foil on one side.

Would this affect mobile phone reception?

Coming to the big screen: Sci-fi epic Dune – no wait, wait, wait, this one might be good

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Re: I thought Arrival was decent.

Chapeau Sir

Disk-nuking malware takes out Saudi Arabian gear. Yeah, wipe that smirk off your face, Iran

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Shamoon 2.0

Sounds like a Maroon 5 tribute band...

Fitbit picks up Pebble, throws Pebble as far as it can into the sea

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I think you meant " and that's with GPS, and Bluetooth on all the time "

I have had several Garmin watches over the years and the GPS drains the battery in a matter of hours.

I'm currently using the 235 and it lasts a good week with Bluetooth. GPS uses about 10% battery per hour.

You will get more GPS life using one of the Triathlon watches but even then you'll be lucky to get 14-16 hours.

Engineers say safety features got squished out of cramped Samsung Note 7

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Re: Bah!

Desmond Decker and the Aces " My Earsarealight "

Blu Vivo 6: Top value trendsetter marred by Chino-English mangle

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Re: Come back, Nokia 3310, all is forgiven...

Your reference to 24 Hour races made me laugh, as a fellow Headbanger back in the 80's I remember pressing "Start " on my trusty Casio watch and realising how daft it was.

Agree with the points mentioned in your post, I have a Samsung with wireless charging which gets plonked on the bedside charger each night.

Allow us to sum this up: UK ISP Plusnet minus net for nine-plus hours

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Been tickety-boo all day down here in Poole

I've been streaming "The Bureau" from Amazon Prime without any hiccups at all.

What should the Red Arrows' new aircraft be?

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The Red Barrows

These guys: