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Message 106716 - Posted: 8 Jan 2022, 16:33:55 UTC
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Grumble, I lost power at 9:15 PM Thursday and it was out for 21Hrs.
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Message 106720 - Posted: 8 Jan 2022, 21:38:25 UTC

More grumbes, again I list power this time shortly after noon for an hour and 20 mins. This is not good for keeping warm or crunching.
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Message 106721 - Posted: 8 Jan 2022, 22:06:11 UTC - in response to Message 106720.  

What is it, storms?
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Message 106722 - Posted: 8 Jan 2022, 22:20:43 UTC - in response to Message 106721.  

Heavily saturated soil caused by massive precipitation for the last 2 months causing land slides and trees falling over.
This last time it was not raining and no noticible wind.
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Message 106723 - Posted: 9 Jan 2022, 0:57:47 UTC - in response to Message 106722.  

Last time might be temporary fix being made into permanent fix.
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Message 106724 - Posted: 9 Jan 2022, 1:46:15 UTC - in response to Message 106715.  

Unfit to be a parent...


Mom put teenage son with COVID in trunk for drive-thru testing, Texas officials say

While in line, the mom told the school district’s health service director that she drove to the stadium with her son in the trunk as she didn’t want to be exposed to the coronavirus while taking him to get additional testing...

A review of school security surveillance cameras captured the moment the teen moved from the trunk to the back seat ...

Police have since issued a warrant for the woman’s arrest... the woman faces a felony charge of endangering a child.


And unfit to be a Texan
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Message 106726 - Posted: 9 Jan 2022, 5:30:39 UTC

Negative now, no symptoms over 24 hours so I can mingle again.
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Message 106727 - Posted: 9 Jan 2022, 6:23:55 UTC - in response to Message 106726.  

Great news
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Message 106730 - Posted: 9 Jan 2022, 7:17:45 UTC

Yes, good to hear you're OK.
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Message 106732 - Posted: 9 Jan 2022, 13:28:32 UTC

And another spammer bites the dust, this one came in through PM. He PM'ed me with it as well. So bye bye, McJacob.
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Message 106733 - Posted: 9 Jan 2022, 17:53:24 UTC - in response to Message 106726.  

Good news, woo hoo!
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Message 106737 - Posted: 10 Jan 2022, 2:34:43 UTC - in response to Message 106733.  

Good news, woo hoo!

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Message 106738 - Posted: 10 Jan 2022, 6:01:04 UTC

thanks all. best part is with vax you don't end up on a ventilator.
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Message 106776 - Posted: 14 Jan 2022, 16:59:56 UTC - in response to Message 106392.  

Grumble: Because my passport has expired, I can't use the on-line service to renew my driving licence but have to go to Post Office and use form D1. Be interesting to see if I get new one by February when old one expires. The really annoying bit is the amount of things I had to fill in before telling me this.
The saga continues:

My nearest post office couldn't do it and told me two others that allegedly could. I went to the closest of these who told me the reminder letter I had was no use and I needed the original notification with a bar code on it. (I hadn't received any such original notification.) On trying the main post office in Cambridge, all sorted and the one I had been told could do it wouldn't have been able to anyway. The person who delt with me very efficiently thinks the person in the second one was probably thinking about vehicle license renewal and not driving license. Anyway it seems that in two out of three post offices, there are staff who don't know their funny bone from their fundament, at least going by my limited sample.
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Message 106781 - Posted: 15 Jan 2022, 1:59:25 UTC - in response to Message 106776.  

Grumble: Because my passport has expired, I can't use the on-line service to renew my driving licence but have to go to Post Office and use form D1. Be interesting to see if I get new one by February when old one expires. The really annoying bit is the amount of things I had to fill in before telling me this.
The saga continues:

My nearest post office couldn't do it and told me two others that allegedly could. I went to the closest of these who told me the reminder letter I had was no use and I needed the original notification with a bar code on it. (I hadn't received any such original notification.) On trying the main post office in Cambridge, all sorted and the one I had been told could do it wouldn't have been able to anyway. The person who delt with me very efficiently thinks the person in the second one was probably thinking about vehicle license renewal and not driving license. Anyway it seems that in two out of three post offices, there are staff who don't know their funny bone from their fundament, at least going by my limited sample.


I suspect that your sample is a good representation. Regardless of county of origin GS positions seem to attract the two ends of the bell curve.
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Message 106785 - Posted: 15 Jan 2022, 17:39:19 UTC - in response to Message 106781.  
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Grumble: Because my passport has expired, I can't use the on-line service to renew my driving licence but have to go to Post Office and use form D1. Be interesting to see if I get new one by February when old one expires. The really annoying bit is the amount of things I had to fill in before telling me this.
The saga continues:

My nearest post office couldn't do it and told me two others that allegedly could. I went to the closest of these who told me the reminder letter I had was no use and I needed the original notification with a bar code on it. (I hadn't received any such original notification.) On trying the main post office in Cambridge, all sorted and the one I had been told could do it wouldn't have been able to anyway. The person who delt with me very efficiently thinks the person in the second one was probably thinking about vehicle license renewal and not driving license. Anyway it seems that in two out of three post offices, there are staff who don't know their funny bone from their fundament, at least going by my limited sample.


I suspect that your sample is a good representation. Regardless of county of origin GS positions seem to attract the two ends of the bell curve.

Which bell curve? Industrious or intelligent?
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Message 106792 - Posted: 16 Jan 2022, 20:55:03 UTC - in response to Message 106394.  

YES, YES, YES, MAX VERSTAPPEN IS WORLD CHAMPION FORMULA 1!!!!

/calms down again.

Reality strikes back.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwNSaWrQlyU
What a plonker.
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Message 106823 - Posted: 19 Jan 2022, 20:44:44 UTC

Congrats Brits.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/science-and-disease/covid-latest-news-coronavirus-restrictions-tests-cases-vaccine/

Omicron is "in retreat" but we have not reached the "finish line" in the fight against coronavirus, Sajid Javid has warned.

Confirming the end of Plan B restrictions in England, the Health Secretary told a Downing Street press conference that the relaxation of measures was a "major milestone".

"But it's not the end of the road and we shouldn't see this as the finish line because we cannot eradicate this virus and its future variants,” he added.

"Instead we must learn to live with Covid in the same way we have to live with flu."

It comes after the Prime Minister today confirmed an immediate end to work-from-home guidance, with compulsory mask-wearing and mandatory Covid passes to be scrapped next Thursday.


Attaboy. Now, let's follow that all over the world, shall we?
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Message 106824 - Posted: 19 Jan 2022, 20:45:57 UTC

"Boris Johnson told MPs that people will no longer be told to work from home and, from Thursday next week when Plan B measures lapse, mandatory Covid certification will end. The Government will also no longer mandate the wearing of face masks anywhere from next Thursday and they will be scrapped in classrooms from this Thursday."
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Message 106828 - Posted: 20 Jan 2022, 5:55:36 UTC - in response to Message 106824.  

The Government will also no longer mandate the wearing of face masks anywhere from next Thursday and they will be scrapped in classrooms from this Thursday."


Don't agree with his getting rid of mandatory masks on public transport which is likely to prolong the problems of NHS staff absence due to infection.
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