MaddyE

MaddyE

  • Commented on Starship bloopers
    The Lambeth Walk Propaganda Film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnBhQHa0xDI...
  • Commented on Because I am bored ...
    I have a nasty feeling this is part of something that has been going on for a few years, so unlikely to be Brexit-related. In social care, there's an initiative called the Client Level Data set which got announced around...
  • Commented on Because I am bored ...
    The Mac version does as well. Unfortunately, I think you only get so many goes to ignore an update....
  • Commented on Because I am bored ...
    Re the de-DRM arms race, you're probably OK up to 1.26. I got pushed 1.31 on my Mac without my express permission, and that's bad for my working set up. I reverted to 1.17, but that seems to have screwed...
  • Commented on Because I am bored ...
    Sounds something like a radar reflector for a small boat to avoid being run down by larger shipping. Basically, a wearable reflector for the cyclist or biker (perhaps helmet mounted), which then triggers a HUD alert in the lorry cab...
  • Commented on Because I am bored ...
    Almost certainly for the reason I never learned to touch-type (or learn shorthand for that matter): because as a female you would be automatically pigeon-holed as a secretary not whatever job you were actually doing or applying for, As far...
  • Commented on A death in the Firm
    If you're going vegetarian for ethical reasons, buy plants and make your own meat substitute. Don't try and kid everyone you're still eating meat by buying faux meat, be proud of being plant-based instead of being hypocritical about it. These...
  • Commented on A death in the Firm
    Back in the days when I was working in a private diagnostic laboratory, I fielded a phone call from some random person wanting to DNA test himself and offspring. Scenting a bit of a niff in the air (we dealt...
  • Commented on A death in the Firm
    We used to know the Grant family (as in whisky), and I recall a dinner party where Doris recounted a story about visiting in the Highlands, and having some rather nice game soup with what she took to be rice....
  • Commented on A death in the Firm
    The wall-to-wall media coverage reminds me of Princess Di's death and the media feeding frenzy that got sparked off by it. Even my partner's mother is annoyed by the coverage (at least we're spared her soaps for a few days)....
  • Commented on Lying to the ghost in the machine
    Or round my way, roads called Splash Lane or Marsh Lane or Mere Way... Or indeed, don't move to a village called Fen [anything]. Stick to the ones called Dry [something]....
  • Commented on Central Banking on Mars!
    I turned up a bit early (5 minutes or so) for my appointment on Monday (it's most of the way into town and it takes me 15-20 minutes to walk into town depending on how cranky my knees are feeling)....
  • Commented on Central Banking on Mars!
    Astra Zeneca for me too as of 4 hours ago. They had me sitting in the waiting room for 15 minutes after the shot because of a history of anaphylactic reactions, my shoulder was a bit stiff, but it wore...
  • Commented on Central Banking on Mars!
    Mine's scheduled for tomorrow morning before work, and I've got to pick up my repeat prescription before heading home. Hopefully I won't get the side-effects some people have mentioned on another forum I hang out on; I have a lot...
  • Commented on Central Banking on Mars!
    I can just recall the old 2-pin plugs from our house in Poole. We moved in early 1963 and it had what was probably the original wiring from 1936 (when the house was built). We got the house re-wired about...
  • Commented on Central Banking on Mars!
    It was certainly LGI when I did my Masters up the road in Hyde Terrace in 1980-1982. I spent 2 weeks in the isolation unit up at Seacroft summer 1981 (caught mono, ended up in the uni sickbay, my liver...
  • Commented on Central Banking on Mars!
    Or the detergent they used. I can't use Persil because I can't stand the perfume used in it; in fact, I use unperfumed detergent and fabric conditioner. The modern fetish for artificial smells in everything I find unpleasant; I prefer...
  • Commented on Covid on Mars
    Doing alright nearly a year on. Luckily we have a large enough house and garden the lack of going anywhere is not too bad; we're both working from home from the home office in the converted garage which allows us...
  • Commented on Covid on Mars
    I find that soaking kidneys in acidulated water for about 30 minutes before cooking takes a lot of the more objectionable taste out. (Slice in half lengthways to expose as much of the inside as possible, taking out the fatty...
  • Commented on Covid on Mars
    The Bricklayer, a monologue by Gerard Hoffnung. Various Hoffnung can be found on Youtube....
  • Commented on Countdown to Crazy
    I managed to get my flu vaccine last week when I went into Lloyds Pharmacy despite the website not having any appointments. We'd gone into town on Wednesday to do some emergency pre-lockdown shopping (good coffee beans and cake), so...
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