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Message 90776 - Posted: 24 Mar 2019, 0:40:05 UTC

It has been too quiet here so I am posting in hope of bringing life out.
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Message 90778 - Posted: 24 Mar 2019, 2:34:27 UTC - in response to Message 90776.  

It has been too quiet here so I am posting in hope of bringing life out.

hi Betreger
bar keep, a round of drinks,
for everyone in this thread,
. . . Byron.
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Message 90793 - Posted: 25 Mar 2019, 19:01:33 UTC

My internet provider is increasing the speeds again, I'll be returning to 250Mbit down, 25Mbit up in April. The speeds I used to pay 30 euro a month more for than I do now. ๐Ÿ‘
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Message 90820 - Posted: 27 Mar 2019, 20:39:48 UTC

Big grumble, no glory. Very disappointed to report that MPs call for end to Keighley snooker clubs' men-only rules comes from my patch.

As the old saying goes, "You can always tell a Yorkshireman, but you can't tell him much." At least the local MP seems to be on the ball.
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Message 90823 - Posted: 28 Mar 2019, 8:59:16 UTC - in response to Message 90820.  

Interestingly, Chess has separate women's competitions though no male only ones. https://www.chess.com/forum/view/general/menswomens-chess--why
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Message 90913 - Posted: 3 Apr 2019, 15:09:36 UTC

GPS users beware: "The legacy GPS navigation message has a ten (10) bit parameter that represents Week Number (WN). Thus, the WN parameter in the GPS navigation message โ€œrolls overโ€ to zero every 1024weeks starting from 0000Z January 6, 1980. The next WN rollover will occur April 6, 2019."
From the Homeland Security of the US Govt (PDF). So watch out when you drive this weekend, you could end up elsewhere than you expected. ;-)
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Message 91021 - Posted: 10 Apr 2019, 6:19:52 UTC

It caught out the local weather bureau:

Y2K of GPS causes glitch grounding Bureau of Meteorology weather balloons

A GPS clock rollover that experts predicted would have little impact because of years of advance notice has caused the grounding of the Bureau of Meteorology's (BOM) weather balloons.
Key points:

Some older GPS clocks returned to zero early on Sunday morning
BOM's weather balloons and some Boeing aircraft were grounded because of the glitch
BOM says de-staffing regional offices was not a factor

BOM declined to be interviewed by the ABC, but provided a statement confirming it had ceased weather balloon observations due to a "technical fault with the equipment's communications systems".
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Message 91022 - Posted: 10 Apr 2019, 7:44:07 UTC - in response to Message 91021.  

Y2K of GPS causes glitch grounding Bureau of Meteorology weather balloons


I wonder how long it will be before someone uses this as an excuse.

https://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/local-news/car-trapped-guided-busway-histon-15515673
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Message 91059 - Posted: 12 Apr 2019, 5:19:03 UTC

Glory this time:
Upgrade to Dingo went according to plan and seemed quicker than previous version upgrades. Will play with it for about a week before doing second machine.
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Message 91061 - Posted: 12 Apr 2019, 9:30:51 UTC

And now a grumble!
New battery ordered for Fairphone2 as old one not holding charge as well as it once did. Card through door alleging attempted delivery at 09:15. I was in Kitchen at the time. Don't they teach their drivers how to ring doorbells? I would even have heard it down the garden if they had.
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Message 91062 - Posted: 12 Apr 2019, 10:34:22 UTC - in response to Message 91061.  

And now a grumble!
New battery ordered for Fairphone2 as old one not holding charge as well as it once did. Card through door alleging attempted delivery at 09:15. I was in Kitchen at the time. Don't they teach their drivers how to ring doorbells? I would even have heard it down the garden if they had.

Quote from my postman, "We are told to knock, as doorbells frequently don't work", I replied, "If you don't ring the bell, then he should expect to receive a bill for my time and expenses" especially when it was on "Tracked 24 Hr" and the PO had sent me 2 emails to say "delivery today" and "Parcel out for delivery"
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Message 91084 - Posted: 14 Apr 2019, 7:26:47 UTC

Glory
git reset HEAD --hard
saves bacon

Grumble, bacon needed saving.
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Message 91110 - Posted: 16 Apr 2019, 11:53:05 UTC - in response to Message 91062.  

Second attempted delivery failed. Ignored my having given a place to leave battery and ticked the signature not needed box. Wasn't in on this occasion as 70 miles away due to ill Father in Law who passed away aged 93 yesterday morning and didn't get enough time to change it before leaving. Trying again tomorrow morning!

As an aside, a week ago when we knew he was dying, he informed us that he was going for a career change and was going to train as a helicopter pilot!
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Message 91111 - Posted: 16 Apr 2019, 11:59:37 UTC

Wot??
To make sure the Old Boy has actually passed on.
Or do you mean the man with the battery is going to try again
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Message 91116 - Posted: 16 Apr 2019, 13:57:38 UTC

. . Another early start to the outage, this always portends a longer than average outage time :(

Stephen

<shrug>
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Message 91124 - Posted: 16 Apr 2019, 15:36:55 UTC - in response to Message 91116.  

Nope, 3.5 hrs. :-)

Grumble... 12tb in total but running out of space. Gotta stop ripping. :-(
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Message 91125 - Posted: 16 Apr 2019, 16:00:00 UTC

Don't they teach their drivers how to ring doorbells? I would even have heard it down the garden if they had.


Tomorrow morning will put sign on door asking them to ring doorbell when I get up.

I presume when the tracking link says, "In transit" it is referring to the van it is in?
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Message 91127 - Posted: 16 Apr 2019, 16:56:58 UTC

...that explains it all - they don't have any Transits only Sprinters
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Message 91128 - Posted: 16 Apr 2019, 18:10:31 UTC - in response to Message 91125.  

It means some idiot scanned it and hopefully he threw it on the sprinter so they can transit it too you and do a drive by where the driver shoots an arrow with a sticky door tag saying, killjoy was here and pulls the string and drags the arrow back as he speeds away.
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Message 91133 - Posted: 18 Apr 2019, 0:40:20 UTC

Liar Liar Bailiff's pants on fire. Told the entire jury panel for Department 74, case settled we are excused, turn in you badges upstairs in Jury room. Jury room says, you have all been put back in the system, have a seat and wait to be called.
Hour later, last court is proceeding without a jury, you are excused as soon as I take roll. That hour later, traffic is now in full rush hour rage! GRRRRRRRRRRR!

Glory, didn't have to tell the judge why he didn't want me and how he would have to modify court hours to make my employer comply with tax law.
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