Grumbles, Glory and Covid-19 (2)

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Message 98216 - Posted: 30 Apr 2020, 12:45:55 UTC

A second thread to post your positive and negative thoughts into. Doesn't matter really what on, or whom on. No flames or signatures, please.
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Message 98217 - Posted: 30 Apr 2020, 13:28:05 UTC

I've got work to do outside - and it's raining.....
If I decide to give up on that job the rain stops.
So I decide to do the job and the rain starts.



Rinse, repeat.
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Message 98218 - Posted: 30 Apr 2020, 13:57:34 UTC - in response to Message 98217.  

So ask someone else to do the work for you. :)
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Message 98219 - Posted: 30 Apr 2020, 16:51:09 UTC - in response to Message 98217.  

I've got work to do outside - and it's raining.....
If I decide to give up on that job the rain stops.
So I decide to do the job and the rain starts.



Rinse, repeat.


The sun shines on the righteous. I cycled to work and back this morning without getting wet and for shopping this afternoon also once the thunderstrom had passed.
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Message 98227 - Posted: 30 Apr 2020, 22:31:32 UTC

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Message 98228 - Posted: 30 Apr 2020, 22:36:12 UTC

Grumbling about the price of brand name cereal... That's why I buy the store / generic brand instead.
Americans becoming addicted to cereal during COVID-19 outbreak, social media reveals

Cereal and snack food giant Kellogg’s reported Thursday that its earnings per share rose 23% in the first quarter, largely due to shoppers emptying store shelves of cereal and snacks as the COVID-19 outbreak spread last month.

“Globally, demand for the company’s products increased significantly in March, as consumers around the world stocked up on packaged foods amidst stay-at-home mandates,” the company reported
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Message 98229 - Posted: 30 Apr 2020, 22:57:07 UTC

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Message 98230 - Posted: 30 Apr 2020, 23:35:00 UTC - in response to Message 98229.  

2 quick thoughts.
The Luddites proved you can't stop technology and some people want to live free and die.
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Message 98233 - Posted: 1 May 2020, 6:47:38 UTC - in response to Message 98230.  

The Luddites proved you can't stop technology and some people want to live free and die.
Funny you should mention them. I went out for a walk yesterday, and followed the first half of the Luddite Trail - from their assembly point at 'dumb steeple' up on to Hartshead Common. It's all about 20 miles from my house.

They were met by armed soldiers at Rawfolds, and two of them were shot and critically injured. They were taken to the Star Inn at Roberttown (a surprisingly long way away - maybe close to the soldiers' encampment on the common), and interrogated. A plaque on the pub wall says that a local priest acted as observer: after having nitric acid poured into his wounds, the protester beckoned the priest closer and whispered, "can you keep a secret"? The priest said yes. The protester said "so can I", and died: the soldiers never got the names of the other plotters, which was what they were after.
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Message 98234 - Posted: 1 May 2020, 7:14:08 UTC - in response to Message 98230.  

2 quick thoughts.
The Luddites proved you can't stop technology and some people want to live free and die.

And the outcome is:
The destruction of the Luddites by the State established the principle that industrialists have the right to continually impose new technology, without any process of negotiation, either with the people who have to operate it or with society at large.
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Message 98235 - Posted: 1 May 2020, 7:26:06 UTC

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Message 98236 - Posted: 1 May 2020, 7:32:03 UTC

It's fascinating how the past and the present are constantly intertwining. My interest in the Luddite Trail was sparked by the murder of Jo Cox MP, who was shot by a constituent during the week before the Brexit referendum in 2016.

The local Civic Society opened the Jo Cox Community Wood in her memory just at the start of the CV lockdown, and I went to pay my respects. The second part of the Luddite Trail passes right down the side of the new wood, linking the major political events, two centuries apart. The local Luddite story is also told here.
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Message 98237 - Posted: 1 May 2020, 7:40:12 UTC - in response to Message 98235.  

Anyone within reach of here?
Coronavirus: Northumberland brewery gives away surplus beer

No, but I do know where it is, used to visit one of our communications sites in Alnwick many years ago.
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Message 98238 - Posted: 1 May 2020, 8:06:55 UTC
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The Luddite story in my dad's home town of Accrington;
1764 James Hargreaves (1721 -1778) – employee of Robert Peel and invented the Spinning Jenny. James was illiterate but his invention, along with Kay’s and Peel’s would eventually be used in factories across the world.

James had the idea for a multiple spinning machines when he observed a spinning wheel that had been upturned accidentally by his daughter, Jenny. The spindle continued revolving in an upright position, and Hargreaves realised that this could be applied to many spindles at the same time, if they were set side by side. He constructed a machine which allowed one person to spin several threads at the same time. One man could now do the work of two. Eventually there would be 120 spindles on one machine.


Spinning Jenny

Parsley Peel installed the machines in the factory where Hargreaves worked. In 1768, there were job losses in the factory, and some workers blamed the Spinning Jennies. There was a riot and the machines were destroyed. Hargreaves was given a hammer and made to smash his own machine.

The Peel mentioned was part of the family that became very rich, and one of them, Robert Peel became Prime Minister and introduced the Police Force.

https://mylearning.org/stories/amazing-accrington/1162
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Message 98239 - Posted: 1 May 2020, 11:27:38 UTC - in response to Message 98235.  

Anyone within reach of here?
Coronavirus: Northumberland brewery gives away surplus beer


One of my cousins is. Will message her.
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Message 98240 - Posted: 1 May 2020, 11:30:49 UTC - in response to Message 98238.  

Andy, mind posting smaller images next time and not one 4K image?
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Message 98245 - Posted: 1 May 2020, 13:14:36 UTC - in response to Message 98244.  
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If we were to allow your signature, we'd have to allow everyone's signature. While your signature may be reasonable small, there are signatures out there that show all previous and present 70+ projects, plus badges, plus I don't know what else. These things take up quite a lot of space, and some people here read the forums on their phones.

So as a general courtesy we ask that in a couple of threads, where the message is of more importance than your standings in the credit world, you disable your signature. You just told everyone to go F themselves, that you are more important than anyone else on these forums and that you do things the way you pretty damn well please, and to hell with the rest of y'all.

A simple courtesy. Is that so difficult? Is it so difficult to uncheck your signature on posting in these threads? No matter having the option to show it. You also have the option not to show it in all your posts, by just unchecking the option before hitting reply. Plenty of threads out there where you can show your signature. Just a handful where we'd rather you didn't. And if you forget you can always edit your post and still take off the signature. And if that's something you still find outrageous, and you feel you can damn well do what you want, well, then there's moderation on your behind.
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Message 98249 - Posted: 1 May 2020, 14:39:51 UTC - in response to Message 98247.  
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This is my thread. I make the rules for this thread. I ask that you stop posting your signature no matter how big or small in my thread. Or else stop posting in my thread(s). Go make your own thread in which you can post to your heart's content with or without signatures.

Yep, I don't like signatures, I find them overrated, just as the stupidity of the credit system with any project being able to set their own amount. I have asked you to stop posting with your signature, you again told me to F-off. Ever since you came onto these forums your posting style is one of annoyance. There is freedom of speech but within reason. You can walk out there with a tee shirt stating Frak the Police (but then the other F word), but I doubt you will do it because you will get fined.

I don't wish to be treated differently, I wish moderators to be more sensible.
You look around here, everyone else can follow my simple request not to post with their signatures in my thread. You cannot. That is your own choice. It's not about remembering or anything, it's common decency. It's netiquette. It's anything but "I will follow my own rules and will not now nor ever do what you ask, change the forum software if you don't want it used, you d-head". Because that's what you essentially say.

The signature is part of the forum system, if you don't like signatures, remove it from the options.
Because you can't follow a simple request not to post in this thread with your signature we have to change the forum software so no one else can post with it anywhere. Yep. Right.

There is also the option to not post your signature and it's to the right of the Post reply button. You move past it with your mouse on the way to posting. You can take a second to uncheck it and be done with it. Just saying that because there is the option that you must use it everywhere, is showing you can't give some common decency to heed someone else's request not to do so.

Why on earth would you have more stringent rules in a chat forum
Where does it say this is a chat forum, or that this is a chat thread? Because you made it in your head that it is one and therefore all of the rules on the left, plus those that thread starters add for their own threads don't have to be followed anymore?

I'm done with you, I am putting you on ignore and urge anyone else who's annoyed by your unruly way of posting to do the same. Maybe you will go away when no one reacts to you anymore. And I will leave it to my fellow moderators to act on your insults.
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Message 98269 - Posted: 2 May 2020, 12:46:36 UTC

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IOS11 default image format is .HEIC files.

I know I can run,

ls *.HEIC | xargs -t -n 1 -If heif-convert f f.jpg


But I haven't yet found a viewer that lets me look at them all without converting them first and when someone sends me a lot of them, it takes a while to convert them all to then look and see which I want to keep.

to convert them but is HEIC/HEIF really significantly better than JPEG? Or is this just an attempt by apple to force people who have Iphones to use apple for everything else as well?
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Message 98271 - Posted: 2 May 2020, 12:53:27 UTC - in response to Message 98269.  

https://www.howtogeek.com/345504/how-to-open-heic-files-on-windows-or-convert-them-to-jpeg/

Looks like you have to download a codec and you can just open them in Windows 10 Photos.
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