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  • Commented on Excuses
    Sorry gordycoale , I mis-identified you as another poster with a one word name starting with 'g' and associated your post with earlier ones of theirs, which had peeved me with their air of lofty condescension... I blame ageing eyes...
  • Commented on Excuses
    "Zap-map is what you want." No, it simply reinforces what I already knew, i.e. there are no fast charge points in the rural places (different ones every week) I regularly drive 120 or more round trip miles to in a...
  • Commented on Excuses
    Re electric car fast charging points: I was listening to radio 4 earlier , (whilst making a crumble topping for the blackberry & apple, it's a boring process ... rub rub rub ) and there was a short segment on...
  • Commented on Excuses
    "For reasons that probably made sense at the time, they willingly buried lots of kit under someone else's pavement, or installed their meters and fuses *inside* people's houses." Someone elses pavement ? That would be our pavement, i.e. part of...
  • Commented on Excuses
    UK 'Smart' meters are a joke, different power companies came up with heir own contraptions, and many folk suckered into having one of the things fitted (for free, as in , we are all paying for the damn things through...
  • Commented on Excuses
    "The choice is to watch TV or pilot a vehicle down the road, I'm confident people will choose TV." I had a little visual flash forward when I read that ... it featured a wistful petrolhead sat in an electric...
  • Commented on Paging Agent 007
    I was mildly surprised years ago when listening to English folk songs it became apparent that there were some whose lyrics suggested a degree of approval of, and affection for, Napoleon (after he was safely defeated, it has to be...
  • Commented on Report on Seat 14C
    "For many items, Waitrose is as cheap as Siansbury's ( & according to outside comparisons ) Tesco. False imporessions again, I'm afraid." I suspected this was wrong: after all, her next door's son , a Waitrose shop manager, does not...
  • Commented on The World of Tomorrow
    Interesting stuff: I just spent a happy few minutes trying to hunt down a very vaguely remembered quote which I read somewhere in the dim and distant past. It seems (from the raft of 'copied from each other with no...
  • Commented on Rejection Letter
    An excellent suggestion, thank you. Painlessly added to firefox it should save me from wearing out another mouse scroll wheel .......
  • Commented on Rejection Letter
    Well, as an ex professional photographer from the days of film I can say bluebells caused more WTF moments for amateur photographers when they rendered as pinkbells than any other apparent colour discrepancy. The company I worked for had an...
  • Commented on We get mail (contd.)
    I imagine the many translations work a bit like statistics: pick the version which best supports your prejudices :-) http://www.biblestudytools.com/bible-versions/...
  • Commented on We get mail (contd.)
    "Someone else's out-of-copyright rant" made me smile ... If you read just that first sentence of the rant in a Yoda voice it works really well. After that, try channeling Daffy Duck for the rest... It's interesting that a "ye...
  • Commented on Popcorn Time
    As usual, D.N.A. has a pithy relevant quote: "To summarise: it is a well known fact that those people who most want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it. To summarise the summary: anyone who...
  • Commented on The internet of decay
    About 30% of tweetstorms would Go Away if English had a verb for "to understand someone without agreeing/sympathizing with them" An acquaintance often uses the phrase, "I hear what you are saying" in a way that implies "I understand...
  • Commented on The End of the British nuclear deterrent?
    Reading that book may not be much help understanding the individual named on the cover: back when the orange one was just a "They wouldn't, would they ?" joke, I read this interesting article....
  • Commented on Duelling - Essentially a Bloody Stupid Idea
    Sorry that last comment was less than perfectly intelligible. I'm sure everyone has had enough experience of decoding garbled hurried pronouncements to work it out tho' ... I'm wondering if duelling is a distant descendant of trial by ordeal/ trial...
  • Commented on Duelling - Essentially a Bloody Stupid Idea
    "Of course, it would be even simpler if we could just take all the aggressive, competitive, dominance-oriented people and have them shot. At least dueling seems to be a sort of surrogate for that." Unfortunately some of those people assert...
  • Commented on The Day After
    Should have read to the end before posting,it's been mentioned already, sorry !...
  • Commented on The Day After
    This may already be known to you, but if not it could be useful. I heard about it on Radio 4 today ( so it must be true) https://www.dublinairport.com/at-the-airport/passenger-information/us-preclearance-facility...
  • Commented on The Day After
    Good grief, I thought our BREXIT outcome was monumentally foolish, but this ... this is insane. " we haven't really understood yet why people vote Brexit/Trump/AfD/Front National. The narrative of the old white male voter probably has something to do...
  • Commented on Ever Young?
    I've dipped into, and been entertained by, this blog and the comment threads for years now, but never felt I had anything interesting to add. But this post has had me pondering a lot about adultness and what it meant...
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