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by Tony.Williams
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area.
Topic: Puzzling question .... ?
Replies: 7
Views: 72

Re: Puzzling question .... ?

It's a consequence of the Internet of Things, in which all of our electronic household equipment becomes interconnected. Clearly your clock was very upset at being dropped and then fiddled with, and your outraged computer quit in sympathy. And this is only the beginning of the AI revolution. :???:
by Tony.Williams
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Humour.
Topic: The Rochdale Herald
Replies: 16
Views: 748

Re: The Rochdale Herald

£128,000? Doesn't sound a lot. :con
by Tony.Williams
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area.
Topic: Puzzling question .... ?
Replies: 7
Views: 72

Re: Puzzling question .... ?

Obviously an alien spaceship was hovering over your house....they have a strange effect on electrics. :cool:
by Tony.Williams
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Humour.
Topic: The Rochdale Herald
Replies: 16
Views: 748

Re: The Rochdale Herald

Everybody who needs new kidney to get one as fair weather motorcyclists venture outside
I gather that A&E departments refer to motorcyclists as "donors on wheels" :gmc
by Tony.Williams
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 451
Views: 20040

Re: Brexit consequences

But also, leavers are pointing out that as NONE of the project fear predictions have materialised everything's going to be OK. Largely true up to now, yes - but nothing has been finally decided yet. It's safe to predict that business confidence, inward investment etc will depend on the type of Brex...
by Tony.Williams
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 451
Views: 20040

Re: Brexit consequences

More on the BBC news website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-43835934 No 10 says it is confident a deal can be done to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland after Brexit despite signs of an impasse over the issue. The BBC understands UK plans to resolve the matter faced sustained criti...
by Tony.Williams
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Silly Stuff.
Topic: how long does cialis last
Replies: 4
Views: 190

Re: how long does cialis last

Does that mean you walk around with an erection for 24 to 36 hours? Sounds very uncomfortable... :oops:
by Tony.Williams
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 451
Views: 20040

Re: Brexit consequences

If the EU continues to back the Republic of Ireland and refuses to consider any hard border which would destroy the Good Friday agreement, while insisting on such a border between the EU and states outside it, the options are limited. The government will basically have to decide between two options ...
by Tony.Williams
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Silly Stuff.
Topic: how long does cialis last
Replies: 4
Views: 190

Re: how long does cialis last

Well, how long does it last? :ey
by Tony.Williams
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 451
Views: 20040

Re: Brexit consequences

Hardly a surprise - from the BBC News paper review: The Telegraph says it has learnt that the EU has comprehensively rejected British plans for avoiding a hard Irish border, in a move that casts serious doubt on the UK's ability to leave the customs union. It quotes senior EU diplomatic sources as s...
by Tony.Williams
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Political superiority complex?
Replies: 1
Views: 79

Re: Political superiority complex?

Hmm... well, it doesn't surprise me that people think their views are superior - after all, if they didn't, they'd presumably believe something else, would they not?

I suspect that social confidence is a factor. Those who lack confidence may be more likely to keep quiet about their beliefs.
by Tony.Williams
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: In The News.
Topic: Mystery over village in Devon rising 2cm every year
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Re: Mystery over village in Devon rising 2cm every year

As I understand it, no-one knows what was happening before the current radar studies began - maybe it was rising, maybe it was sinking, maybe it just stayed the same. Until the reason for the change is understood, it's anyone's guess. This study of micro-geomorphological change (to coin a snappy ter...
by Tony.Williams
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Music And Literature.
Topic: Respect
Replies: 2
Views: 98

Re: Respect

A fair point. I would generally put the second meaning under "politeness".
by Tony.Williams
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: In The News.
Topic: Stoned mice
Replies: 1
Views: 51

Stoned mice

Would it be unreasonable to feel a tad sceptical about this explanation? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-43738022 Investigators discovered 540kg (1,191lb) of marijuana missing from a police warehouse in Pilar, north-west of Buenos Aires. The city's former police commissioner, Javier Sp...
by Tony.Williams
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Music And Literature.
Topic: Respect
Replies: 2
Views: 98

Respect

I see that knife crime in London is up again, for all of the usual stupid testosterone-driven reasons involving "disrespect". It reminded me of this: Why should I respect you? What have you done, that I should respect you? Have you won some award, which needed much work and skill? Have you written a...