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by kwackers
16 Oct 2019, 3:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20000
Views: 492775

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Difficult to guess about the votes of those without photo ID. e.g. My father no longer has a driving license, no longer a passport. He has no e-mail, no web browser so online anything as not going to happen. We probably would not bother getting him a photo ID to be used maybe once every 5 years for...
by kwackers
16 Oct 2019, 2:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20000
Views: 492775

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Re: This photo ID thing: Are there allegations of voter fraud that needs to be addressed through these changes or is this just a solution to a non-problem whilst making voting more restrictive and adding discouragements? Ian Fraud accounts for very little. There's a class of people for whom photo I...
by kwackers
16 Oct 2019, 1:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20000
Views: 492775

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

I just want to add that there is a growing body of opinion that Brexit is incompatible with the continued existence of the UK. If Brexit happens, Northern Ireland cannot stay in the UK while Scotland will not stay in the UK. That only leaves Wales and England (and a few bits and pieces). If Scotlan...
by kwackers
16 Oct 2019, 9:38am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Visitors
Replies: 231
Views: 21896

Re: Visitors

A couple of Wood pigeons playing at "birds & bees" in the trees behind us yesterday. Isn't that a bit early for next year ? :? I found a discarded pigeon egg shell last week - presumably they're still at it. Couple of weeks ago I thought it was safe to top some tall hedges at the side...
by kwackers
16 Oct 2019, 8:59am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 636
Views: 12456

Re: Extinction Rebellion

Unlucky for the French. Except that in the general scheme of things they probably don't care, the small amount of cash lost to folk like you is a teeny percentage of the total spent and if their strike action resulted in an overall improvement in some aspect of their lives then the long term gain m...
by kwackers
16 Oct 2019, 8:57am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Chip and Pin question
Replies: 50
Views: 1047

Re: Chip and Pin question

Just thinking ................. If you get your new card before your old card expires completely, you have two cards of course. The new card has the same Pin as the old card. If the Pin is held on the system and NOT solely on the card, if you change your Pin on one card, is the PIn on the other car...
by kwackers
15 Oct 2019, 10:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20000
Views: 492775

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

What's misinformation, that's stuff you think that others have read so that's the reason they don't fall in with mainstream mantra of the other side. How do you know, you can't know, its just a retort. Misinformation is the stuff that repeated ad-nauseum and is demonstrably false. What examples do ...
by kwackers
15 Oct 2019, 12:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Chip and Pin question
Replies: 50
Views: 1047

Re: Chip and Pin question

Some of those calculator look alike card readers can see the pin from other card providers. My Barclays one can check the pin is correct for other banks. Do muggers carry one around to demand your pin when robbing you. :shock: They can verify the pin but IME the code they return doesn't work (not t...
by kwackers
14 Oct 2019, 7:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: One Time Pass Code?
Replies: 59
Views: 1176

Re: One Time Pass Code?

I've been reading that story, too. All rather worrying. I just tried logging into my account. It asks for part of a "PIN" number, then part of a password. That's the system it's always used, ever since I first signed up for internet banking. But now it also sends a code to my mobile. The ...
by kwackers
14 Oct 2019, 1:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What Would You Do With £170M
Replies: 94
Views: 1687

Re: What Would You Do With £170M

nah not very imaginative. buy a town and call it Sodom and Gomorrah I was looking out of the window when a bloke fell past and splatted on the pavement. Later the police asked me if I knew why he'd killed himself, I told them it was because he had VD. "How do you know that?" they asked. I...
by kwackers
14 Oct 2019, 12:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Diplomatic Immunity?
Replies: 106
Views: 2104

Re: Diplomatic Immunity?

mercalia wrote: this is getting way off topic.

Don't know about topics, but I ate a marathon the other day.

Hazelnuts or peanuts - that's the question.
by kwackers
14 Oct 2019, 9:17am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Phone with google
Replies: 16
Views: 361

Re: Phone with google

Any help for my phone? A brand new Moto phone with Google. Whatever I try to use - radio, sounds, podcasts - as soon as he head phones are inserted the system goes haywire. I imagine that it thnks I am trying to communicate with Google Assist. Google assist requires something to wake it up, either ...
by kwackers
14 Oct 2019, 9:13am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Diplomatic Immunity?
Replies: 106
Views: 2104

Re: Diplomatic Immunity?

Vorpal wrote:the animal must be alive and healthy when slaughtered.

Can you slaughter a dead animal? :lol:
by kwackers
14 Oct 2019, 8:56am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Diplomatic Immunity?
Replies: 106
Views: 2104

Re: Diplomatic Immunity?

OK so we're all ok with Halal butchery ????? As long as the animals don't smell of chlorine ??? I'm not (or Kosher). Not all forms of Halal require the animal to be slaughtered without stunning though - like most religious nonsense it's all down to your interpretation. And gassing pigs is their own...
by kwackers
13 Oct 2019, 7:00pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Small e-cars and e-bikes: please explain!
Replies: 48
Views: 1355

Re: Small e-cars and e-bikes: please explain!

Over in the Extinction Rebellion topic, a thread drift mentioned problems with cars blocking charging points. How? Do charging points only have one parking space nearby? Are the leads very short? If yes to both, why? That seems like a daft design. The leads are usually quite long - long enough to g...