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  1. I still remember the good old days when it was 5G masts that were spreading Covid; the days when we didn't - and still don't - have any 5G masts. At least we're starting to see more becoming known about certain aspects of Covid beginning to be better understood and, more importantly, acknowledged. It's all way over my head (and I read Facebook!) but the effects of the virus when it gets anywhere near the brain look to be providing some backup to Long Covid sufferers and the "loss" of smell and taste appears to have genetic roots which are now being examined. More importantly, it being openly discussed (by the boffins at least) and not swept under the carpet.
  2. We use them for work and have done so for many a year. They've been great on all fronts and bent over backwards to get us connected in a few different locations. There's also been times when their connections have stayed operational when BTs have been down.
  3. I would strongly disagree with that; they were voted in to power. It's a bit like handing a set of keys to a well known drunk staggering towards their car and then blaming them when they crash.
  4. And it's not like those pushing for Brexit had a good record (I'm being kind here) of delivering on their past promises either; yet they got their way. They remain in power, have made stacks of cash and don't look to be stopping any more of that any time soon. It's all well and good saying if whoever is in charge cock things up they'll get voted out... but that's completely ignoring the reality of who those people are, who they're controlled by and their control of the media with the ability to destroy any and all opposition. But enough folk jumped on the relevant hook that fitted with what they wanted and got them over the line.
  5. I'm in a real quandary here reconciling the idea both sides fibbed equally over Brexit. Running with that notion - those lying about there being massive problems after Brexit are now being proven correct are they not?
  6. Taking "all politicians lie" as read; which ones lied the most? The ones saying things would be better or worse? And, before anyone says it's a long game, would they please take a moment to think about whether they honestly see price hikes, depletion of the NHS and general American involvments being reversed once we're "back in control"... ever. Apologies for the air quotes.
  7. This reads [I skimmed] like a bit of a blow for the Unst spaceport with a challenge to the Sutherland contender getting fairly short shrift in court: Judge dismisses objections to spaceport in Scotland from billionaire who also wants to build spaceport in Scotland How will the billionaires behind these ventures ever survive?
  8. For hardwood I'd be looking to Bultern and Mulhern. Fine folk too!
  9. With Covid restrictions going, I'm on the look for something to do with Lady Roachmill; we met through dancing and it's something we both loved. Does anyone know of someone starting anything up that would cater for beginners? I can't say we'd be particularly fussy about the style of dancing and would consider pretty much anything. Just not Morris Dancing!
  10. Cats and fly papers are a bad mix... Despite having the a few papers hung where no cat could ever possibly reach, our very fluffy gentle giant girl somehow managed to get one stuck to her. A looong jump from the top of the fridge to the far end of a windowsill is about the only trajectory possible. Poor wee thing. It was not pleasant [for either party] completely removing it and the residue which involved a bit of trimming, a lot of washing and, somewhat understandably, some blood (not hers). Never underestimate a cats ability to get absolutely anywhere! I doubt we'll use fly papers ever again and just wheel in some toads on sticks next time.
  11. My money's on George and Streamline. The Camer Centre page has them down as UPS agents too https://www.cameracentre.net/deliveries-in-shetland
  12. Well it's been blamed on the windfarm, the SIC and Orkney's had its name dragged through the mud. After reading something somewhere on the internet, I'm sorry to say it's none of the above; it's Brexit. The EU simply won't let our British flies in without the correct paperwork so they're having a staycation. In an attempt to shoehorn in Covid... the flies have also chosen Shetland due to our low case numbers. Word also has it Boris Johnson has awarded some multi-million pound clean-up contracts to mates fae his school days and the SIC have agreed to pick up the bill.
  13. Yes, go out with a bang so to speak. Sorry. I'm not sure if I'm minding this right, but there was a similar plague of flies a few years back and Orkney got the blame for that IIRC - something to do with some of their waste getting shipped up here to burn. But yeah, windfarm this time for sure I heard [from the voices in my head] they removed the parts from the containers just so's they could fit in even more flies.
  14. The little feckers moved in to ours just yesterday - and they're worse today. Fly papers have nailed a load of them, as has my trusty rolled-up tea towel. I had to resort to more drastic measures afore spending any quality time in the bog this morning and broke out the portable vacuum; this took some time and effort (emptied it outside straight away too) but proved fruitful in the end with a big wide nozzle on the end of it. The highlight of last nights tea towel assault was whacking a pair of them seamingly in mid sexy-time. What a way to go
  15. The Register has another piece on this topic. In a nutshell, data access rules that currently govern 3rd party access to medical data are to cover the new mega dump of patient data... and that is Not Good:
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