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Everything posted by Colin

  1. Not much experience with Macs, but have you tried re-instaling Safari.
  2. It was a National Vote spread over all four nations. I always thought that the majority (of those who voted) voted to leave. I guess that is the 'democracy' and 'self determination' you speak of.
  3. As soon as possible afterwards. They will keep pushig until they get the answer they want.
  4. That's the whole point. I thought we already did decide..
  5. Does it really matter if the EU becomes an election issue ? We all know that it's on the table anyway.
  6. Be interesting to see how many squads invite women/girls join. My perception is that it is a bit of a "boys club". Time will tell.
  7. This is the SIC you are speaking about. They don't do aything cheap..
  8. Be careful. That's how my problem started.
  9. Sympathies. The web seem to be more like the Wild West than a comms tools. Far to many scammers...
  10. Maybe they just don't want to be associated with you..
  11. Then they are without hope, or ambition....
  12. Easy to block emails but, problem is that my account was being locked by it. Anyway, why would I block emails from Shetlink ?
  13. Another try again today ! "We have detected 5 failed log in attempts to your account from United States."
  14. Basically, the subject says it all. Got an automated email advising me that someone (from the united states) has tried to access/hack their way into my shetlink account. It doesn't matter really as the password (since changed, and was originally quite simple) was not used anywhere else. Anyone else been a target for this ?
  15. afaik, it is a trading affilliation to the Landmark Wholesale Group (now UNITAS(I think)). Local distributor is J W Gray @ Co.
  16. I thought that there was a local campaign running to purchase our own MRI scanner. Am I wrong?
  17. I think that the biggest problem is some kind of information overload. Far to much is available at the press of a button, and far to many conflicting opinions on it's accuracy. It's way to easy to find an opinion that matches 'your' version of the 'facts'. People just don't think anymore. There is also an attitude that says "if google says so..." then it must be true. Trouble is tha google is far to powerful in this respect and can ALWAYS find an opinion that you are comfortable with.
  18. The "age of misinformation" has been with us for decades (probably even longer). Chamberlain's "peace in our time" and Harold Wilson's "pound in your pocket" claims are examples. I guess there are very many others. It's just that the internet has made it possible for everybody(?) to air various crackpot(?) theories etc., not just a select few. I guess that everybody is wanting their "15 minutes of fame"...
  19. Selling Council Houses wasn't really the problem. It was not allowing Coucils to replace them with new build stock (+ the extra that were needed) that caused the current problem. Unfortunately, we seem to have a points based 'needs' system that prioritises those deemed 'needy' over those who can actually contribute to society via gainful employment. I have a son who has been living in a Private Rental for an awful lot of years. He has little, or no, chance of a Council let because he is able bodied and working full time, and I have another son who is still at home for the same reasons but doesn't really earn enough to pay someone else's mortgage. Don't get me wrong here, but wouldn't it be wiser to offer the 'needy' a home on somewhere like Fetlar and keep the few availble houses in 'choice' areas for the folk that work in those areas?
  20. Just noticed that everyone's avatar has had a 'newbie' icon added. Not important really, but I guess that some were rather pleased withtheir 'reputations'. Are there any other changes afoot ?
  21. There would be little point in moving to places like Fetlar if the bulk of your work is in the Cetral Mainland. As for allocation of available housing, most of it seems to go towards reprobates, renegades, runaways and misc others who seem to contribute very little to the local economy. All paid for with our taxes. If you are young(ish), fit and willing to work, one of the few options available is to rent privately. Problem with this is that you will end up paying a high price to clear someone else'e mortgage/bank loan etc. with little hope of ever being able to save enough to buy your own place.
  22. Perhaps, because it is a global phenomenon ? It's the power (and major failure) of social media. It has become so 'cliquey' that, unless you share an opinion that is common with the majority, you become something of an outcast. Television News, I don't bother watching it these days. Far to much 'drivel' and opinion pieces in there. Not enough substance. Newspapers, I haven't bought one in years. As with television, except that they stick 'boobs' on page 3 or something. They lie more than politicians do. Politics, I ALWAYS cast my vote. Generally based on the historic performance of particular candidates. Still doesn't guarantee that they will not mess it up though.
  23. Deliberately omitted the capital in 'westminster'. My little dig at them.
  24. Yes, in the same way that those claiming there would be no problems were also lying. I don't think that the problems are insumountable, or long term. Definately an immediate problem though.
  25. Missed that entirely George. Was it anything to do with 'spit roasted westminster politician' ?
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