My mother worked for Fairmile Marine at some stage during the war, ensuring that various boatyards had the bits and pieces to build the MTB/MGBs
31 posts • joined 16 Oct 2017
"What makes me laugh is how many Americans refer back to the evil actions of the British Empire without admitting they have taken over the reins and extended them."
I've never actually forgiven them for kicking out my royalist ancestors from Boston when they were just a bunch of terrorists seeking to overthrow their lawful government.
Yes. As I sat in front of the consultant last week as he gazed at the screen in front of him and then thumbed through a three inch fat file to see when I had last been operated on for cancer in another hospital in another city, I was glad that he had 25 year old records he could read.
I don't think that Her Majesty would take kindly to being included in the executive. "Pardon" can be the royal prerogative of mercy, or by Order in Council on the advice of the Privy Council, or it can be exercised by Act of Parliament (the legislative).
Think of us old farts with dementia who can't even remember their own phone numbers. What's wrong with using my name backwards, at least I can remember that. Password managers need passwords to start and then they disappear when most needed and when the browser and password manager both offer different passwords for a site I despair. Commercial sites that demand weird passwords should remember that I am the customer and if I choose 123 as my password, then the customer is always right.
This is just an example of how much the police attitudes have changed over the years. They now employ a machine, which is programmed to assume that all people are guilty until found to be innocent, (or not found at all). I await with anticipation the first libel action against AI
After the war Japan used to make cheap tin-plate toys which fell to pieces within a week or so. As a result I regarded anything Japanese as total rubbish until I started doing business with the country. I had to rapidly change my prejudices; I'm not going to make the same mistake about Chinese technology.
In the part of Scotland where I spend some time there is no DAB signal, nor a terrestrial TV signal for that matter and the mobile phone signal disappears more often than not. And no, there is no public phone box since BT took it away because no-one used it - because BT never emptied it so you couldn't get any more money into it.
Some of us can't remember passwords, I'm not the only veteran whose memory can't cope with such problems. I have two passwords, one made when passwords were first invented and another when every site started demanding 8 plus letters, numbers, caps, lower case, upper case and just to be safe a # + % or two. If my online password storage app. doesn't react to a password request then I'm stuffed.
I wish bright eyed, bushy tailed programmers would remember that the procedures that they write are also to be used by old, senile, handicapped, disabled amnesiacs.
And no I don't use internet banking facilities.
I'm lucky, I'm only old, a bit deaf and with loss of short term memory. I struggle with these Captcha in any shape or form but the worst thing is PASSWORDS. Back in the '70s Letmein got me into my Sage accounting but now when Google or MS demand that I use upper and lowercase, numerals and everything else on my keyboard I can't even remember the password I've just entered when the site refuses to entertain the little ap I'm using to display the gibberish in clear.
I once asked the MS disabled support people if I could go back to my original password, no they said, but if you store it on your desktop it will allways be there for you and proceeded to explain how to do it. What they couldn't tell me was how to get the desktop to appear first when I rebooted the machine.
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