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Message 1373074 - Posted: 29 May 2013, 15:33:04 UTC - in response to Message 1372595.  

I spent 22 years working for BT. For the last 12 years I worked as an engineer, I also own the flat I live in and I would also be horrified to be called "working class" as I do not believe in class, so it's a matter of perspective. Means nothing unless you care about a totally worthless system.
SPOT ON! Shame you didn't criticise the one that brought up the "classes"

I just know I am gonna love the reply, oh by the way I have red x these posts as you should not really mention places on a public forum.


Hail the Mighty "Creeper" Caesar! Censorship at its best! So these & the rest of the Internet needs to be shut down then as what was named was a Public Retail Park!

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Message 1373090 - Posted: 29 May 2013, 16:12:14 UTC
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Hail the Mighty "Creeper" Caesar! Censorship at its best! So these & the rest of the Internet needs to be shut down then as what was named was a Public Retail Park!

Certainly agree that these threads should be shut down yes.!!
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Message 1373091 - Posted: 29 May 2013, 16:12:20 UTC

Actually I rather fancy more of an aristocratic role. I'll go for creating a Baronetcy I think, and title myself, Chris S 1st Bt, the Earl of Ventnor. A lot easier to have your way with the serving wenches, and unlike royalty, you don't have to go about opening buildings every 5 minutes.

Lord Shanklin....this one sounds good to me, will need to endow this upon
someone in time.

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belong to a formal team so "fly their own kites" - as the saying goes.
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Message 1373098 - Posted: 29 May 2013, 16:26:41 UTC - in response to Message 1373090.  

Hail the Mighty "Creeper" Caesar! Censorship at its best! So these & the rest of the Internet needs to be shut down then as what was named was a Public Retail Park!

Certainly agree that these threads should be shut down yes.!!


No need! Don't read or post to them. Simple! But then again, if it was that simple........

..we wouldn't need politicians or old fogeys running political branches!
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Message 1373167 - Posted: 29 May 2013, 22:39:29 UTC - in response to Message 1372499.  

I suspect some of you may take exception to this ...
Pravda wrote:
Despite the fact that the most dangerous countries in the world represent four continents, they all have one common characteristic - they once were European colonies. A share of the blame for the current unfavorable situation in certain countries can safely be passed onto their former colonial masters. They forced their will on them and showed a bad example to follow.


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Message 1373187 - Posted: 29 May 2013, 23:24:56 UTC

A city council that shows some common sense, about the bedroom tax!

Leeds council tackles bedroom tax with semantic solution

The other observation, which I guessed was the case because I know our local council is in this position, is that there are not enough one bedroom dwellings available. Therefore people cannot move out of larger properties into smaller ones.

Last week, the Guardian gathered data from 107 local authorities which revealed that as a result of the bedroom tax, 86,000 households had been forced to look for one-bedroom homes, of which only 33,000 have become available in the past year.
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Message 1373194 - Posted: 29 May 2013, 23:55:04 UTC - in response to Message 1373167.  
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I suspect some of you may take exception to this ...
Pravda wrote:
Despite the fact that the most dangerous countries in the world represent four continents, they all have one common characteristic - they once were European colonies. A share of the blame for the current unfavorable situation in certain countries can safely be passed onto their former colonial masters. They forced their will on them and showed a bad example to follow.


Doesn't seem to acknowledge that in a lot of cases they were the instigator of trouble by heavily supporting communist uprisings etc.

That Afganistan is a leftover of their attempts to pacify the country, and which they failed miserably.

Or that countries that were previously part of the USSR are also very dangerous. Would you say Azerbaijan, Chechnya and other countries in that region were safe.

And don't think the US has clean hands over these places either. Certainly after WW2, and probably earlier, the policy from Washington was for the European countries to pull out from their former colonies and occupied territories asap and let the local govern themselves. Which to me, went against the US's desire to stop the spread of communism.
We stayed in Malaysia long enough to stop the spread there, but when the US encountered a similar problem, left by the French, in Vietnam they decided to not to use a system that was demonstated to work and do it their own way. We all know the reults of that effort.

I'm not making any excuses for the UK's role in this, we are probably as guilty as anyone. But after WW2 we could not afford to stay very long without help.
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Message 1373440 - Posted: 30 May 2013, 11:01:40 UTC - in response to Message 1373368.  
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While I agree to a certain extent that people in social housing should not have more bedrooms than they use. And therefore should be encouraged to downsize, there was a recent article, which I now cannot find, that showed why single bedroom properties for different generation need to be different, so that moving granny out of her 3 bed semi to a one bedroom flat designed for as a dwelling for a 20 year old is not the answer.

Plus we have to remember that the empty nesters do expect their offspring to visit occasionally and to bring grandchildren along, if we put granddad and grandma into a one bedroom flat on the 22nd floor where does everybody sleep during the visit.

Plus my niece wants to know if she can get a rebate as she lives in a bedsit, she goes home every w/end and sleeps at her boy friends at least two nights a week. So her arguement is the living room is only a bedroom less than 10% of the time.
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Message 1373593 - Posted: 30 May 2013, 17:17:35 UTC - in response to Message 1373510.  

Everyone has to have a registered address where mail can be delivered, bills posted, and voting arrangements can be listed.

So officially there are no homeless people.

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Message 1373633 - Posted: 30 May 2013, 17:39:53 UTC - in response to Message 1373621.  

So officially there are no homeless people.

That is a silly comment. Those that sleep on the streets, for whatever reason, and are not "registered" as living anywhere will not appear on official censuses. Therefore are classed as "homeless". It is not right in 21C Britain that there are so many of them.

Not so silly. In essence your government says they do not exist, despite what your eyes, ears and nose says. Yes is is a problem.
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Message 1373664 - Posted: 30 May 2013, 18:02:08 UTC

I'm either dreaming or I'm stuck in an alternate reality!

Mind the Apps

"There have been a number of incidents where the service has been delayed due to staff having to retrieve phones that customers have dropped accidentally onto the track."

WHY? It's their loss for being careless!

"In some instances, customers have put their own safety at risk by attempting to get down onto the electrified track to retrieve their property"

Some people need to be coloured Dumb! There's 630 volts DC flowing through those rails!

"Station staff are required to stop trains and put protection in place to retrieve articles from lines"

More craziness! The protection used is 2 SCD's (Short Circuiting Devices} & to put those down, one is looking at 8-10 minutes to place them, recover items & remove them. Unfortunately, after 7 minutes, the power is restored & there can be an almighty flash when that happens.

Oh well, it's to be expected in the most politically correct(stupid) city in the country!
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Message 1373679 - Posted: 30 May 2013, 18:24:09 UTC

First level protection is the call to the control room to shut off the power, which takes about a minute. The the SCDs are placed, along with a track circuit short, and you wait a further few minutes (I can't recall exactly how long), do your task. At the end of your task you inform control that you have finished, they will tell you when to remove the track circuit short and the SCDs.
But if you are in a hurry there's always the shorting bar - which, if you are lucky is good for a really big flash and bang, or if you are unlucky you miss one of the rails and you have a flash and bang, repeated until the substation decides there really is an earth fault and shuts the power down.

Not only 630V dc between the two current carrying rails, but the ability to supply several thousand amps without any problems....
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Message 1373698 - Posted: 30 May 2013, 18:59:32 UTC

I think you will find it is more than just "modern yuppies" that use mobile devices, probably most people from 12 to 50 seem to have them.

Having just traveled from South Croydon to Shadwell and back I saw a lot of phones (both Android and iPhone) being used, they all looked like regular people to me. Some were reading books or news, some listening to music, the guy next to me was sorting though his photos. Someone was even making a phone call, outrageous.

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Message 1373701 - Posted: 30 May 2013, 19:11:58 UTC

Oh lordy, whatever next? A digital doctor's surgery on each platform then?

Digitial Addiction clinics?

One comment states it best: -

"I work in IT support so I have most of the gadgets the average geek is expected to own. PC, Smartphone, Laptop and a tablet.
Even though I have the gizmo's I can gladly ditch it all for a good old fashioned conversation. I just don't see this need to check my gadgets every spare minute. Just last year I went on holiday without so much as a mobile phone. Absolute bliss it was."
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Message 1373727 - Posted: 30 May 2013, 19:36:21 UTC

I think that some abusers of these modern gadgets could actually be diagnosed as having an addiction. They will shrivel up and die if they aren't using them every waking microsecond...
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Message 1373752 - Posted: 30 May 2013, 19:52:45 UTC - in response to Message 1373744.  

Someone was even making a phone call, outrageous.

OMG, absolutely, it shouldn't be allowed. I mean what have standards come to? In polite society, one waits until one gets home, then calls the operator and requests to be put through. It will all come to no good, mark my words. Before you know it they'll be dialing the Colonies next ....


Careful there Boyo, Frenchie might blame you for the turmoil currently experienced in the "New World"........ 1373167
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Message 1374787 - Posted: 1 Jun 2013, 15:13:34 UTC - in response to Message 1374777.  

The redesign is supposed to make the order paper easier to access electronically

An application has been developed which allows MPs to download the order paper on to their iPads.

On this occasion I think that parliament is wrong. MP's should be sitting in the chamber to listen, and to take a meaningful part in the business of the day. It is quite wrong that they should be tippy tapping away on some trendy little gadget, just because that they think it gives them a modern and "with it" appeal to their constituents.

In my opinion Ipads and Iphones should be banned from the parliamentary estate forthwith. In addition if the Whips Office didn't continually send out so much garbage & crap in the first place, MP's wouldn't think they needed them!!

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what about saving trees mate is ant that , what all those gadgets are spouse to do....lololol
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Message 1374971 - Posted: 1 Jun 2013, 21:41:20 UTC

Cell phone jammers/blockers are fun to use in cafes, restaurants, supermarkets, the underground, etc. A distance between 10 and 30 metres around the jammer will stop all mobile phones (cell phones) from making contact with the network base stations, and therefore stop conversations, music downloads, etc.

It is great fun starting the jammer, watching the panic as people are cut off from mobile data/conversations. Then turn the jammer off, and connection is re-established. Then turn the jammer on, and .....
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Message 1375048 - Posted: 1 Jun 2013, 23:28:26 UTC - in response to Message 1374971.  

Cell phone jammers/blockers are fun to use in cafes, restaurants, supermarkets, the underground, etc. A distance between 10 and 30 metres around the jammer will stop all mobile phones (cell phones) from making contact with the network base stations, and therefore stop conversations, music downloads, etc.

It is great fun starting the jammer, watching the panic as people are cut off from mobile data/conversations. Then turn the jammer off, and connection is re-established. Then turn the jammer on, and .....


You sick puppy ...............where can I get one ......lololololololololol
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Message 1375136 - Posted: 2 Jun 2013, 6:38:47 UTC - in response to Message 1375135.  

Damn right too! Every 5-6 weeks I take a 3 hour train trip to the West country to see my elderly father, and I always sit in the designated "quiet carriage" that has signs up saying no mobiles, so I can do my crossword in peace. Every trip there is some idiot that talks all the time on one. If you complain to the guard they shrug their shoulders, if you complain to the person you get a mouthful of abuse. One of those would suit me just fine, and I would use it!

But even the cheap ones are £60 and they only have about a 20ft radius. I would happily pay £30 for one though. SW Trains, you have been warned!


Funny you say that Chris it is the same dam reason I wont one plus it would be funny at Macca's (Mac Donald's) or a coffee shop or pub ....but then I like shit steering heheheh
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