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by Devil
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: What Word
Replies: 6
Views: 556

Re: What Word

As you say
by Devil
Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: What is. A VPN?
Replies: 17
Views: 995

Re: What is. A VPN?

The same applies to free anti-spam, free hosting, in fact free-anything (or low-cost). I willingly pay for security.
by Devil
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Puzzles and Quizzes
Topic: The blind man question! ( COMPLETED )
Replies: 8
Views: 357

Re: The blind man question!

Before he was shipwrecked, he made window blinds! :)
by Devil
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Puzzles and Quizzes
Topic: Can you see the horse?
Replies: 10
Views: 486

Re: Can you see the horse?

Can't even spell it! :) :)
by Devil
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Eastern site
Replies: 11
Views: 999

Re: Eastern site

Thanks for the update, Steve. I was getting worried that you had been attacked by ransomware; glad to see I was up the pole.
by Devil
Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: I saw a mouse, without clogs on
Replies: 3
Views: 499

I saw a mouse, without clogs on

Has anyone had problems with Lidl mice? I have three and all of them have stopped working correctly (OK, one did fall off the bench, so may be excused). I currently am using a prehistoric clunky Logitech wireless on my main computer, a wired Genius for the main weather computer, a slightly less preh...
by Devil
Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Eastern site
Replies: 11
Views: 999

Re: Eastern site

Looks like it's more serious than thought. Is there any way we can help, Steve?
by Devil
Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Tesla make televisions?
Replies: 3
Views: 303

Re: Tesla make televisions?

The direct successor in the Czech Republic is TESLA, joint-stock company of Praha- Hloubětín. It owns a trademark in more than 80 countries in the world.
by Devil
Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Civil servant out of order
Replies: 25
Views: 810

Re: Civil servant out of order

Sorry Devil, you choose to go against a law dictionary, so be it. Not at all, Black and Oxford both define unlawful as illegal. Even Webster says so, amongst some other words. Even the Thesaurus offers illegal as the first choice. There are no shades of meaning in either 'unlawful' or 'illegal' whi...
by Devil
Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Tea bags
Replies: 19
Views: 1245

Re: Tea bags

I have no proof but I think the low-cost (M&S< Tesco etc.) loose tea may be AFD or accelerated freeze dried. To make this, the raw unsorted tea leaves would be macerated in boiling water and the liquor then cooled to freezing and sprayed into air at, say , -80°C and then the air is evacuated. The ic...
by Devil
Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Civil servant out of order
Replies: 25
Views: 810

Re: Civil servant out of order

Devil Black's Law Dictionary defines unlawful as "not authorized by law, illegal ." Illegal is defined as " forbidden by law , unlawful." Semantically, there is a slight difference. It seems that something illegal is expressly proscribed by statute, and something unlawful is just not expressly auth...
by Devil
Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Tea bags
Replies: 19
Views: 1245

Re: Tea bags

I have tried to buy decent leaf tea in the supermarkets, it's like sawdust. The real thing costs a lot of money, if you can source it. I agree wholeheartedly. I get mine from M&S, Larnaca, Extra Strong loose tea (blue packet). It's better than nothing but not real tea leaves. M&S in Nicosia stocked...
by Devil
Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Civil servant out of order
Replies: 25
Views: 810

Re: Civil servant out of order

Unlawful means that there are no laws to cover prorogation. Now laws will have to be made to cover it, another waste of public money. They did not say that Boris's actions were illegal, something that most fail to see, or will not see. I don't know where you get your definitions from. The SOED says...
by Devil
Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Tea bags
Replies: 19
Views: 1245

Re: Tea bags

Most teabags are made of what? Paper, with some others in plastics. What happens to paper with boiling water poured over it? It disintegrates. What happens to a paper tea bag with boiling water poured over it? Apparently little, physically. Why? because the paper has been impregnated with various he...
by Devil
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Civil servant out of order
Replies: 25
Views: 810

Re: Civil servant out of order

By what right are judges now allowed to actually make a law. Especially judges who find in favour of an anti Brexit faction claiming that the Prime Minister lied to the Queen, but not actually having any evidence of what was said at the meeting of The Queen and the Prime Minister? The judges have n...
by Devil
Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Civil servant out of order
Replies: 25
Views: 810

Re: Civil servant out of order

Who pays him?
by Devil
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Civil servant out of order
Replies: 25
Views: 810

Civil servant out of order

Dominic Cummings: Anger at MPs 'not surprising', PM's adviser says
www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-49847304

By what right does a civil servant pronounce on political issues, especially as it is he, directly or indirectly, who is instrumental in the cause for the anger?
by Devil
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Tea bags
Replies: 19
Views: 1245

Tea bags

Tea bags are (and always have been) full of undesirable chemicals and I haven't used them for years (not to say that loose tea may not have pesticides etc.). Now, I find that the bags also produce microplastic particles. Microplastics: Premium teabags leak billions of particles - study www.bbc.com/n...
by Devil
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: At last, a clear Brexit strategy.
Replies: 31
Views: 888

Re: At last, a clear Brexit strategy.

Would be funny if it weren't true! :(
by Devil
Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: ANPR Cameras
Replies: 10
Views: 816

Re: ANPR Cameras

40 minute coffee break? I'm lucky if I can find 10 minutes and that often at my desk! :)