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by Pastychomper
14 Oct 2019, 10:16am
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Fave quotes...
Replies: 207
Views: 13897

Re: Fave quotes...

Seen on another forum: Mutual, reciprocal respect among equals, "as yourself", the whole and only basis of equity, peace and goodwill among men. That such different characters as Dr. Stallman, an outspoken atheist, Thomas Jefferson, an agnostic politician, and Jesus Christ, who should need...
by Pastychomper
9 Oct 2019, 10:21am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Trump Mad?
Replies: 817
Views: 34739

Re: Is Trump Mad?

Before he was elected I had the impression that Trump was one who'd say whatever was in his head at the time, which is a rare trait in politics and vastly preferable to the more common trait of saying whatever one thinks one's audience wants to hear. An aversion to armed conflict is another desirabl...
by Pastychomper
9 Oct 2019, 10:00am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Found - Twenty Quid
Replies: 72
Views: 2007

Re: Found - Twenty Quid

brynpoeth wrote:Any time one finds cash one should search around for more, a lost note or coin is often not alone :wink:


Money has a herd instinct? :shock: Well that explains a lot.
:mrgreen:
by Pastychomper
8 Oct 2019, 1:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Beeps
Replies: 31
Views: 669

Re: Beeps

It's doorbells that get me, though, the dIng-dong ones as in Avon calling. Ours dingdongs, most of my chums' do, and every misbegotten doorbell on TV does too... Over twenty years ago I worked with someone who had been a member of a glee club somewhere in Usia. Every now and then we'd hear that kin...
by Pastychomper
7 Oct 2019, 1:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Debt-chasing phone calls : wrong person : What to do ?
Replies: 23
Views: 709

Re: Debt-chasing phone calls : wrong person : What to do ?

First thing I would do is not answer the phone, or block the number. If they know the address, they'll send a letter. It will have a return address. It should have a return address, but if it's addressed to another name then you're unlikely to have any legal means to know it's connected to the debt...
by Pastychomper
4 Oct 2019, 4:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hong Kong
Replies: 5
Views: 194

Re: Hong Kong

TBH IMHO it will ultimately be crushed by the rigid totalitarian state that China is.China doesn't like to be seen to be losing face. Just chatting about this "fact" earlier. There is no happy ending. However, if China took a step back from this and brought it on slowly, all this unrest m...
by Pastychomper
2 Oct 2019, 11:28am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: One Time Pass Code?
Replies: 59
Views: 1194

Re: One Time Pass Code?

I think you can choose to get the secure code via E-mail. Surely almost everyone who uses the internet has E-mail - if not, it's pretty easy to set up a webmail account. Which poses the question: How secure is E-mail? I don't know - perhaps it depends on the strength of your password? The short ans...
by Pastychomper
2 Oct 2019, 10:00am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Trump Mad?
Replies: 817
Views: 34739

Re: Is Trump Mad?

Remember, if Trump is successfully impeached (never happened in US history), Pence gets to be POTUS. Think about it.... :evil: Until 2020 I believe. He's so loony tunes they'll be able to control him ... The question is, who are "they"? I have this feeling that whoever is elected presiden...
by Pastychomper
1 Oct 2019, 4:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Windows 10. Where has my local account gone?
Replies: 6
Views: 303

Re: Windows 10. Where has my local account gone?

Thanks for both those clarifications, that makes more sense although I don't think I'd choose to use it. I agree that remote syncing should be optional if it's there at all.


Edit: Tyop.
by Pastychomper
1 Oct 2019, 4:04pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A positive thread
Replies: 688
Views: 121702

Re: A positive thread

England does have a most excellent North, but with ancestry firmly in the Deep South I couldn't possibly comment further. 8)
by Pastychomper
1 Oct 2019, 1:17pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A positive thread
Replies: 688
Views: 121702

Re: A positive thread

brynpoeth wrote:The top on the map of course, the top is usually best, of Scotland, Germany, but Australia? :?


Certainly true of Scotland and Cornwall, I suppose it makes sense to extrapolate it to other countries. :mrgreen:
by Pastychomper
1 Oct 2019, 1:00pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A positive thread
Replies: 688
Views: 121702

Re: A positive thread

No, unfortunately, but I do come from the Top of Wales, forgot to mention, the rain rather resembled sleet, even slushy snow Is that the top as in the top of the map (ie north, or possibly east), the highest elevation (Snowdon), or the capital? (Not trying to imply that everyone in Cardiff is high,...
by Pastychomper
1 Oct 2019, 10:08am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Windows 10. Where has my local account gone?
Replies: 6
Views: 303

Re: Windows 10. Where has my local account gone?

Sounds like the rumours about Win 10 were true - Microsoft wants its customers' computers to become dumb terminals, with the actual work being done on Microsoft's mainframes. How very Sixties of them. :roll:
by Pastychomper
1 Oct 2019, 10:07am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Visitors
Replies: 231
Views: 21983

Re: Visitors

Funny thing I learnt about grey squirrels was from a guy online from either side of the Canadian US border. Apparently he didn't know about uk grey squirrel problem. Where he's from the big issue is the grey's being out competed by foreign reds. The reds were bigger and better able to compete for r...
by Pastychomper
27 Sep 2019, 1:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Guitar Players - Is It Hard?
Replies: 21
Views: 658

Re: Guitar Players - Is It Hard?

... While I would say a little talent helps, and some people certainly have a knack for one instrument or another, the most important thing is practice. ... I know an excellent pianist who's often been told he's lucky to have such talent. His reply (not necessarily out loud) is, "Yeah, the mor...