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21) Message boards : Cafe SETI : New tricks for old dogs? (Message 1760795)
Posted 9 days ago by Sirius B
Part of my Luddite ways have to do with not wanting to discard old technology that still works.

Oh absolutely & the best I've found to be the most useful is a pen & paper.

Since leaving hospital, I have been logging everything that could assist the medics etc. Halfway through that I recalled the moment the paramedics arrived. They knew instantly I'd had a stroke so put me in a wheelchair & put me in the ambulance.

One paramedic said "you may want this" & grabbed my phone & usb cable. Didn't think much about that, & understandly why :-)

New year's eve phone went dead. Fortunately the bedside tv had a usb socket so wasn't too long before phone back in use.

Using just ONE App & just the one message, within an hour 31 people were aware of my situation & location - now if that had been a dumb phone instead of a smartphone?

Now back to the pen & paper: - Copied everything from computer to diary all the way from the 29th Dec to this morning. Several serious issues has arising from that stroke with one giving cause to call the emergency services this morning. On arrival, wasn't in a postion to boot up so passed the diary to a paramedic.

She got on the radio & a fast response ambulance turned up with a doctor on board. He read the diary & then gave an injection. This afternoon the relief was immense.

This is a good thread, it would be nice if it doesn't turn into a personal blog.

Oh & an expense dongle connected to a laptop? I've done that for numerous trips to London & back, total cost £0.00.
22) Message boards : Politics : It is time..... (Message 1760433)
Posted 10 days ago by Sirius B
Just what the hell is wrong with this country?

Think it's time to have those in authority pull their fingers out of their rectum...

Drones near misses

"The government is leading efforts with international bodies to develop a stringent regulatory framework focusing on safety. There will be a public consultation before a government strategy is published in 2016."

...the public have no need to be consulted, this is a major breach of safety, so WHERE are the health & safety nazi's?
23) Message boards : Politics : 7: The Torch is Lit (Message 1760360)
Posted 10 days ago by Sirius B
The torch is flaring up well, how long before it hits the the touch paper...

Germany to tighten up ayslum policies

...bit late closing the stable door Merkel, the horse has bolted.

...in other news today, DC comics made all the funny pages...

DC says "long way to go"

..Simple DC, tighten up on immigration in the same way that Europe is beginning to tighten up on ayslum control...

..but you haven't the guts have you?

How much are your rich buddies paying you to allow more cheap labour into the country?

All those lovely votes to keep your party in power.

How many directorships have you been promised the moment you step down?
24) Message boards : Politics : 7: The Torch is Lit (Message 1760077)
Posted 11 days ago by Sirius B
Well done Italy....

So no more kissing the pope's ring, you'll be kissing your visitors butts?

...So we'll be seeing I.R.I soon shall we?
25) Message boards : Politics : It is time..... (Message 1759824)
Posted 11 days ago by Sirius B
Again If I hadn't seen or heard it...

It really is time the country got rid of this POS

...& on such a day? Are current politicians really that dumb & not aware of history? Today is Holocaust Memorial Day.

Or will they hold hands with the Middle East muppets & deny it ever happened?
26) Message boards : Politics : Executive "OverReach" or a President being a President (Message 1759821)
Posted 11 days ago by Sirius B
I encourage the use of these words in any Intelligent Discussion. Only disagreeing with their correctness.

Ah, but whose version of correctness? & which version is in fact correct?
27) Message boards : Politics : Another example of USA Gun Laws (or lack of...)? (Message 1759720)
Posted 12 days ago by Sirius B
Here's a question: What do the stats say? Men or teenagers have killed the most?

I'd say men.
28) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The X-Files ***Spoiler Alert*** (Message 1759306)
Posted 13 days ago by Sirius B
Well no spoilers from me, but so far, unless Episode 2 improves, I feel there is something missing compared to the original series...

..Mulder & Scully's zippiness, if that's the right word to use, I know something is missing & I have all 9 seasons on DVD.
29) Message boards : Politics : 7: The Torch is Lit (Message 1758742)
Posted 16 days ago by Sirius B
Wow the Comic book publisher learnt a few tricks from Nickerless Clegg...

DC U Turn

...think he needs to think on what happened to U Turn Cleggie, didn't he lose big time in a national election?
30) Message boards : Politics : 7: The Torch is Lit (Message 1758637)
Posted 16 days ago by Sirius B
No problem Alex, these threads will be going for some time, they stop when the EU dies :-)
31) Message boards : Politics : It is time..... (Message 1758636)
Posted 16 days ago by Sirius B
Oh my word! Not possible, a politician actually using common sense & a Tory to boot...

MP says people should pay for their own Language lessons

...that's what schools are for, want extra tutition, pay for it!
32) Message boards : Politics : Another example of USA Gun Laws (or lack of...)? (Message 1758393)
Posted 16 days ago by Sirius B
Oh dear, America's issues working it's way further North.

Canadian school shooting
33) Message boards : Politics : Hospitals (Message 1757860)
Posted 18 days ago by Sirius B
WOW, I think those strokes made me lose my marbles :-)

Received a letter around lunchtime from the community dietitian with several booklets. It also stated that they will be contacting me anytime between 14:30 & 15:30 with the call lasting 30 minutes. They called at 15:05 & it ended at 15:35.

At the end of the call, I read some of the booklets after she imparted some info that I found hard to believe.

Looking at the booklets, I thought "WTH" much of those foods are fattening (okay I know I need to get my weight back up) but isn't that being duplicious as the hospitals & health nazis have been warning of obesity?
34) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The joke thread Part 4. (Message 1757704)
Posted 19 days ago by Sirius B
Have to give you that :-) Did raise a few chuckles I have to admit.
35) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The joke thread Part 4. (Message 1757647)
Posted 19 days ago by Sirius B
How many Seti Moderators does it take to tilt a ship to Starboard?

None - they all lean to the left.


How can yu tell the difference between a joke & Sarcasm?

Read the above :-)
36) Message boards : Politics : It is time..... (Message 1757478)
Posted 20 days ago by Sirius B
I can't believe this guy....

Ever heard of schools DC?
37) Message boards : Politics : 7: The Torch is Lit (Message 1757201)
Posted 22 days ago by Sirius B
Yeah, it's a shame i'm not allowed to drive for 6 months as I'm pretty certain if this is implemented, there will be some lovely blockades from the transport industry.

There are many who think that we could do without transport, funny thing is though that they travel via trains when they need to & by air also.

I'm just waiting for the day when they will be satisfied by clicking online & they're there just like that "Tommy Cooper style" :-)

The PM has got great initials DC, aren't they comic book publishers?

Because he surely has to be comical if he thinks like others that the electorate are as dumb as they think!
38) Message boards : Politics : Cricket 3 (Message 1757196)
Posted 22 days ago by Sirius B
Nice.
39) Message boards : Politics : Hospitals (Message 1757195)
Posted 22 days ago by Sirius B
I think it's time for this fool to be dismissed as Health Secretary.

Top stroke doctors accuse Hunt of manipulation

I was admitted during a weekday but spent all week in. Saw the same doctors & nurses on duty as I did during the week.

Think DC needs one of his dyno rods for his health secretary.
40) Message boards : Politics : It is time..... (Message 1757191)
Posted 22 days ago by Sirius B
We need a strong oposition party to keep the rulng party on it's toes, this just isn't happening at the moment.

What we need really is 3 good parties, the other 2 to keep whoever's in power on their toes, with a 2 party system, they both take turns buggering everything up when it's their time.


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