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Post 17601

Baron Grim

Without me.


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Post 17602

You can call me TC

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/oct/05/cod-may-have-regional-accents-scientists-say

This has caused some hilarity elsewhere on the web. Female cod, gravitating northwards as the waters warm up due to climate change, seem to have difficulties mating because they can't understand the Scouse accents ofthe male cod.


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Post 17603

Cheerful Dragon

"How would a Disney-owned Twitter operate?"

I would expect a Mickey Mouse organisation.smiley - tongueoutsmiley - run


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Post 17604

Pink Paisley

Ukip crash landing on a distant comet.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-37582038

PP.


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Post 17605

Icy North

Tony Blair stronly hints of a return to front-line UK politics:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-37584407


Is he serious?


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Post 17606

swl

"Police appeal for information about chicken crossing road"

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-37584873

Local news for local people.


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Post 17607

Icy North

Inspirational story of a soldier shot through the chest in Afghanistan, who miraculously recovered and is now an international rugby referee:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-league/37772922


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Post 17608

You can call me TC

http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2016-11-01/this-irish-weather-forecaster-just-pulled-off-the-best-halloween-trick-live-on-tv
Just in case anyone missed this. Even if you know what's going to happpen, chances are it'll still make you jump!


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Post 17609

Recumbentman

Ha!

The screen message afterwards, "Fan linn", means "Stay with us".


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Post 17610

Icy North

Eva Braun's knickers sell at auction for £2,900:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/11/07/hitlers_wifes_lovely_lilac_knickers_sold_for_2900/


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Post 17611

Sgt. Bluebottle's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Getting a bit worried about this one now:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-3481409/Donald-Trump-s-100-days-power-imagined-Craig-Brown.html#8203;

<BB<


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Post 17612

Pink Paisley

BB's post worries me greatly on two fronts. And suggests that there has been some sort of damage done to the space-time continuum.

1. The Daily Mail taking the widdle out of a right winger.
2. Bluebottle reads the Daily Mail.

Say it ain't so Joe.

PP.


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Post 17613

Sgt. Bluebottle's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Do you mind!

I read the Isle of Wight County Press. Someone there presumably reads the Daily Mail:
http://www.iwcp.co.uk/news/news/president-trump-has-his-eyes-set-on-the-isle-of-wight-94290.aspx

<BB<


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Post 17614

Pink Paisley

Humble apologies BB.

PP.


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Post 17615

Icy North

When I was a paper boy, many houses would often take two papers: a broadsheet like the Telegraph or Times, and the Daily Mail. The newsagent explained to me that the Mail was for the wife to read.


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Post 17616

Sgt. Bluebottle's Lonely Hearts Club Band

As 'Yes, Prime Minister' said:
'The Daily Mirror is read by the people who think they run the country. The Guardian is read by people who think they ought to run the country. The Times is read by the people who actually do run the country. The Daily Mail is read by the wives of the people who run the country. The Financial Times is read by people who own the country. The Morning Star is read by people who think the country ought to be run by another country. The Daily Telegraph is read by the people who think it is.
Sun readers don't care who runs the country - as long as she's got big smiley - tit

Mind you, when I was a paperboy many houses would often take two papers: a mainland one and the Isle of Wight County Press.

<BB<


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Post 17617

Baron Grim

Goodbye Privacy...

I just found this article regarding the UK's new "Snoopers Charter" that

>>...will force internet providers to record every internet customer's top-level web history in real-time for up to a year, which can be accessed by numerous government departments; force companies to decrypt data on demand -- though the government has never been that clear on exactly how it forces foreign firms to do that that; and even disclose any new security features in products before they launch.

Not only that, the law also gives the intelligence agencies the power to hack into computers and devices of citizens<<

Is this a reasonably accurate description? Even if this is a bit exaggerated, from what we've learned from Edward Snowden, privacy is all but dead anyway. This seems to just codify what was already secret policy.


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Post 17618

Baron Grim

Link: http://www.zdnet.com/article/snoopers-charter-expansive-new-spying-powers-becomes-law/


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Post 17619

Recumbentman

My brother who worked with business computers always treated emails as postcards. He told me the standard of encryption permitted in computers was such that only organisations with massive computers (at the time, only the US government) could decrypt them. No impenetrable encryption service could legally be offered by communications services.


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Post 17620

Sgt. Bluebottle's Lonely Hearts Club Band

The floating bridge that my dad built is up for sale:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-38011179
It'll be sad to see it gosmiley - blue

<BB<


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