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threegee last won the day on August 13

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About threegee

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  1. No, you aren't imagining it!

    Sym, if you feel like a PC rant go for it! I won't be binning my selection of Carry On films any time soon though. I briefly thought you were talking about CL's pantomime/music hall bit (more 1870 than 1970?), until clarity settled. Only slightly deviating... It was a real scream listening to Question Time this week when the usual bunch of lefties that are held to be representative of (Highgate & Hampstead?) public opinion turned it into a competition as to who was most offended. "I find you being offended by what I just said offends me and I have a right not to be offended..." - well they didn't precisely say that, but that was what the snowflakes were pushing at. Laugh? I almost fell over my floor mop! Much of alleged offence and counter offense was during discussion of the Google story about the coder person being fired for telling the truth about gender differences - a comedy of PC circle squaring in itself. In fact I find myself warming toward this Google ex-employee (oops - who's not non-British, gay or female, I hope! )
  2. Don't panic Mr Mainwaring! No actual data has been lost. Andy is off on a jaunt at the moment so we'll look at the problem after the weekend. There's quite a lot of other work to be done to optimise things further as we are using a "straight out of the box" configuration at the moment. Page load times will be further reduced after this work, and there's a major new feature lined up - but you all read the recent newsletter, so know that already.
  3. No, you aren't imagining it!

    I don't think even Foxy has a lens that long. It's likely in the skip at the back of the Internet Exchange by now, and will be recycled into baked bean cans by Christmas. In fact sooner or later we are all has beans! This is the price of progress.
  4. Bedlington has a brand new shiny set of (hamster?) wheels! More accurately: precious milliseconds of our lives are now being saved by a new state-of-the-art server. I'm not quite sure what is going to happen to the old machine now the plug has been pulled. Maybe it should be retired to a computer museum alongside my Teletype 33 and paper tape reader?
  5. Keep clicking on them, and we might be able to afford a new pot of paint soon! Actually, Google isn't too bright, it keeps feeding me ads for English language courses all in foreign lingo! Ciao!
  6. A Remainer's lament: Give that person a medal! Nuff said.
  7. Council issues ‘Grenfell Tower’ Fridge Freezer safety advice

    All the official stuff on the incident focuses on polyurethane insulation and the possibility of an inflammable plastic back cover having helped the fire spread, but there's a curious silence about the refrigerant used. One wonders if we will ever get the full truth here when EU legislation now permits the use of highly flammable refrigerants for "green" reasons - which are of course under pressure. This particular model must be at least eight and possibly over ten years old. If refrigerant ignition was in any way involved it seems vital that extra inspections and life tests are made on the pressure systems of fridges using this type of refrigerant. So, it's a matter of vital public interest to know a ) what type of refrigerant is involved here? ; b ) did it contribute to the fire at all? ; c ) was possible refrigerant ignition the start of the fire or just a secondary effect? Without this information being put clearly into the public domain focusing on a particular make or model is a bit of a red herring.
  8. "I Support Rees-Mog"

    I was looking up the names of the Lavery parents in Ashington in order to answer your question; though, it sadly seems that those rumors were right after all: Ian didn't have a known father!
  9. "I Support Rees-Mog"

    You'll probably need to ask Macron to ask his teacher! P.S. That baby looks like a future Prime Minister to me!
  10. "I Support Rees-Mog"

    Sign Your Support: Jacob Rees-Mogg For Leader And Prime Minister! Yes, maybe I do - so long as I don't actually have to vote Conservative!
  11. ...and actually far more difficult than the woman on the right! DUP MPs threaten to walk away from deal to prop up Theresa May's minority Government on eve of Queen's Speech ..but she won't! Probably!
  12. The Corbyn-McDonnell Action Plan?

    This has practically nothing to do with Grenfell Tower, and any excuse would have done. They are trying to capitalist on the fact that May is unlikely to have the guts of a Margaret Thatcher. This is all building into something very ugly, and way beyond Corbyn's ability to control, and there's the obvious fact that the people Corbyn has gathered around him don't want him to be able to control it.
  13. The Corbyn-McDonnell Action Plan?

    Corbyn backers spread fake news about Grenfell Tower as Johnson blasts 'political games' Seems you are right moe! I've long suspected that Corbyn is simply being used by Marxists as a benevolent-looking front. He has obvious appeal for hand-wringing liberals and the politically naive. Whatever.. he's clearly incapable of controlling the people behind him who want nothing less than to overturn our democracy. The crazy thing is that virtually the entire PLP are going along with this charade. They need to read a bit of history and discover what happened to the moderate people who thought they were taking a free ride on Stalinism and Nazism!
  14. Doesn't seem too far away for the truth to me!