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Both my computers updated last night and today Chrome has gone crazy (on both), eg I can't post on here though I can log on and read; same applies with hotmail, I can look at my in box but can't open any mail. Also won't let me log on to one of my online bank accounts, while others are fine. Bonkers.

Can't stand Edge or IE so (on Josh's advice) I'm giving Opera a go. Seems good so far.

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3 hours ago, johnh said:

Sorry, problem with my original post.

I was posting as to why people are using two 't's in 'isn'tttt', but it appears that the system adds a 't' automatically?

Autocorrect on my side. Ever since iOS 11, the autocorrect has gone mental. I accidentally wrote ahould and that got translated into  "agh lots" :dontknow:

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4 hours ago, johnh said:

Sorry, problem with my original post.

I was posting as to why people are using two 't's in 'isn'ttt', but it appears that the system adds a 't' automatically?

There's something strange going on, some people are losing letters after apostrophes so isn'tt appears as isn't.

Like Matt suggested I don't think it's a TT issue though, it seems to be autocorrect on some devices.

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My older brother who has returned to Liverpool after 67 years away, was having lunch the other day with the ex Archbishop of Liverpool, Patrick Kelly (now retired).  He told my brother that he was once at a function with Ken Dodd who asked him -  'You know all those letters St. Paul wrote, did anyone ever reply?'

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11 minutes ago, johnh said:

My older brother who has returned to Liverpool after 67 years away, was having lunch the other day with the ex Archbishop of Liverpool, Patrick Kelly (now retired).  He told my brother that he was once at a function with Ken Dodd who asked him -  'You know all those letters St. Paul wrote, did anyone ever reply?'

:lol:Question that needs answering that.

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New one on me today, was driving into Exeter along a relatively main road when I was confronted by five unmarked police cars with blue lights flashing escorting an ambulance but they were driving down the middle of the road so everyone had to pull over to get out of the way. My assumption was that whoever was in the ambulance was a seriously bad guy and the escort was in place to stop anyone ramming the ambulance to facilitate an escape attempt. It was also stangely going in totally the wrong direction if they were trying to get to the nearest A&E/hospital.

@London Blueany idea?

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4 hours ago, Palfy said:

Why?, and what do you do and how did you come to work with John Humphrys 

I'll pm you a bit later mate, off out in a minute.

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I'll put this here just got home from a night out watching a tribute band called Sex Pistols Experience what a fucking night grew up with this Shit, took me back 40 years great night if you like this sort of thing look them up on the internet well worth a look at, saw the original pistols live in 77, these lads are great they covered a couple of the Ramones tracks as well. If you get the opportunity take it you won't regret it.

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15 hours ago, Palfy said:

I'll put this here just got home from a night out watching a tribute band called Sex Pistols Experience what a fucking night grew up with this Shit, took me back 40 years great night if you like this sort of thing look them up on the internet well worth a look at, saw the original pistols live in 77, these lads are great they covered a couple of the Ramones tracks as well. If you get the opportunity take it you won't regret it.

I've always avoided "tribute" bands myself though I'm often told some of them are very good. We were lucky Palfy that we grew up in an era when bands went on tour to sell records (which was where they made their money) so tickets to watch live were cheap, now things in the era of cheap/free downloads etc bands make their money from touring so tickets are astronomically priced. Hence the evolution of the tribute acts I guess. I missed the Pistols because Guildford was one of the many venues that banned them sadly but back in those days I was at a gig at least once a fortnight, happy days.

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1 hour ago, MikeO said:

I've always avoided "tribute" bands myself though I'm often told some of them are very good. We were lucky Palfy that we grew up in an era when bands went on tour to sell records (which was where they made their money) so tickets to watch live were cheap, now things in the era of cheap/free downloads etc bands make their money from touring so tickets are astronomically priced. Hence the evolution of the tribute acts I guess. I missed the Pistols because Guildford was one of the many venues that banned them sadly but back in those days I was at a gig at least once a fortnight, happy days.

The first band I ever saw live was T.Rex and the last was Cold Play in between I've seen The Sex Pistols, The Jam, The Clash, The Specials, Bad Manners, Madness, Michael Jackson, David Bowie, Status Quo, Rose Royce and Kid Creole and the Coconuts.

I've seen many more at festivals but the above are those who I went to see in concert, for me the 70s and 80s were the best years musically in my life I also love late 50s and 60s sounds but was far too young to experience the music and culture together.

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15 minutes ago, Palfy said:

The first band I ever saw live was T.Rex and the last was Cold Play in between I've seen The Sex Pistols, The Jam, The Clash, The Specials, Bad Manners, Madness, Michael Jackson, David Bowie, Status Quo, Rose Royce and Kid Creole and the Coconuts.

I've seen many more at festivals but the above are those who I went to see in concert, for me the 70s and 80s were the best years musically in my life I also love late 50s and 60s sounds but was far too young to experience the music and culture together.

Twelve year old post this but it'll save me some typing:lol:.

http://www.toffeetalk.com/topic/709-live-bands/?do=findComment&comment=7975

I also saw The Jam several times because they came from Woking which was about four miles away from me so I saw them in their very early days, also Bruce Foxton was often in my local:). Reading was the festival to be at back then and I saw (I sort of remember:unsure:) many bands there. Hammersmith odeon (doesn't exist anymore) was also a good venue for me because I could get a bus direct their from right opposite my house, plus had some great nights at the Hope and Anchor in Islington and the Half Moon in Putney which were brilliant small venues.

 

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8 minutes ago, MikeO said:

Twelve year old post this but it'll save me some typing:lol:.

http://www.toffeetalk.com/topic/709-live-bands/?do=findComment&comment=7975

I also saw The Jam several times because they came from Woking which was about four miles away from me so I saw them in their very early days, also Bruce Foxton was often in my local:). Reading was the festival to be at back then and I saw (I sort of remember:unsure:) many bands there. Hammersmith odeon (doesn't exist anymore) was also a good venue for me because I could get a bus direct their from right opposite my house, plus had some great nights at the Hope and Anchor in Islington and the Half Moon in Putney which were brilliant small venues.

 

Some big names on there Mike sounds like you like great guitarist who have equally good vocals.

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Getting a stair lift for her indoors (arthritis).  Guy came from Stannah today to measure up and give a quote.  He was a Scouser!  - born and bred in Toxteth.  We spent more time talking about Liverpool than we did the stair lift!  Unfortunately he was a red but I still gave him the order.

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You couldn't make it up!

Today was stair lift fitting day.  The fitters said they were coming at 9.30am.  Set alarm for 8.00am, getting dressed and the front door bell rang. Her indoors was already downstairs and I heard her open the front door and then close it again almost immediately.  A minute later the phone rang, I answered it on the bedroom extension. A guy said he was from Stannah and could I confirm my house number.  I told him the number and he said that he'd just been to that number and the lady sent him away.  I went down and let him in.  When he came the first time, Her indoors thought he said he was from Satnav and was selling something!  To be fair, we weren't expecting them until 9.30.  He's gone now, did an excellent job.

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You never know who is at the door!

Front door bell rang this afternoon.  My daughter,  who is visiting, went to open the door came back in and said 'the Prime Minister is at the door'.  I said 'invite her in'.  Theresa May came in and stayed for about 10 minutes.  Had a good chat and she answered questions, very personable.  Can always say the Prime Minister has been in our house. Just to clarify, she is our MP.  I know she is not everyone's cup of tea but she does work hard.  Every week-end she is out and about in the constituency.

When she came in her bodyguard stayed just outside the front door.  Out of habit, my daughter started to close the door, the bodyguard shouldered it open!

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2 hours ago, johnh said:

You never know who is at the door!

Front door bell rang this afternoon.  My daughter,  who is visiting, went to open the door came back in and said 'the Prime Minister is at the door'.  I said 'invite her in'.  Theresa May came in and stayed for about 10 minutes.  Had a good chat and she answered questions, very personable.  Can always say the Prime Minister has been in our house. Just to clarify, she is our MP.  I know she is not everyone's cup of tea but she does work hard.  Every week-end she is out and about in the constituency.

When she came in her bodyguard stayed just outside the front door.  Out of habit, my daughter started to close the door, the bodyguard shouldered it open!

Impressive John (though she probably just wanted a go on your stairlift:lol:); personally in that situation I'd have set the wife on the bodyguard and chained Mrs May up in the basement.....well I would if we had one:unsure:. She obviously reads TT and knew she'd get a better reception at yours. 

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On 2/17/2018 at 12:07, johnh said:

You never know who is at the door!

Front door bell rang this afternoon.  My daughter,  who is visiting, went to open the door came back in and said 'the Prime Minister is at the door'.  I said 'invite her in'.  Theresa May came in and stayed for about 10 minutes.  Had a good chat and she answered questions, very personable.  Can always say the Prime Minister has been in our house. Just to clarify, she is our MP.  I know she is not everyone's cup of tea but she does work hard.  Every week-end she is out and about in the constituency.

When she came in her bodyguard stayed just outside the front door.  Out of habit, my daughter started to close the door, the bodyguard shouldered it open!

I thought you were about to tell one of your jokes...

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On 17-2-2018 at 18:07, johnh said:

You never know who is at the door!

Front door bell rang this afternoon.  My daughter,  who is visiting, went to open the door came back in and said 'the Prime Minister is at the door'.  I said 'invite her in'.  Theresa May came in and stayed for about 10 minutes.  Had a good chat and she answered questions, very personable.  Can always say the Prime Minister has been in our house. Just to clarify, she is our MP.  I know she is not everyone's cup of tea but she does work hard.  Every week-end she is out and about in the constituency.

When she came in her bodyguard stayed just outside the front door.  Out of habit, my daughter started to close the door, the bodyguard shouldered it open!

That's amazing she takes time to do that. Does she visit everyone in Maidenhead or only the known supporters?  What did you ask her?  

Why didn't the bodyguard just come inside instead of letting all the heat out?

(did she have a coughing fit? did paintings just start to fall off your wall inexplicably?)

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1 hour ago, holystove said:

That's amazing she takes time to do that. Does she visit everyone in Maidenhead or only the known supporters?  What did you ask her?  

Why didn't the bodyguard just come inside instead of letting all the heat out?

(did she have a coughing fit? did paintings just start to fall off your wall inexplicably?)

I asked my daughter what Theresa May said when she opened the door. My daughter said she said 'are you Miss Henesy', so it must have been a 'targeted' visit but have no idea why. We invited the bodyguard in but he declined.  No coughing fit -  what paintings!:D

We talked about Brexit and  her indoors and son-in-law discussed 'green' issues, plastic waste etc.,  She stayed about 10 minutes.  Very pleasant and down to earth, just like having a neighbour in for a chat. In the weekly Maidenhead Advertiser she is out every week-end attending (mainly charity) events.  Three or four every week-end.

The only reason I can think of for the visit is that I sent a couple of emails to her. However, one was about 3 years ago and the other about 18 months ago. Still, it was an unusual and interesting experience.  As she gave a speech in Germany on Saturday morning and arrived with us Saturday early afternoon, I worked out that she must have come straight from Heathrow Airport (about 14 miles from us) - and is on her way home

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4 hours ago, holystove said:

Does she visit everyone in Maidenhead or only the known supporters?

Just the known supporters, she'll be back at John's front door again next Saturday:P.  

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3 hours ago, MikeO said:

Just the known supporters, she'll be back at John's front door again next Saturday:P.  

With a majority of over 26k she''s got a lot of front doors to get to.:D

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Got an absolutely stonking cold. Cough, sore throat, headache.  The other night I couldn't sleep, felt cold all night.  Last night I put the central heating on override, left it on all night. Put a woolly dressing gown over pyjamas plus bedsocks!  Slept like a log.  Feel a bit better today though I haven't been out of doors for three days.  Hand is back to normal though and her indoors is recovering well from her op. Roll on the spring.

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Just got super insulated for ten minute walk to local shop to get a few bits only to find it closed due to the weather (since 2.00 yesterday apparently) so had to clear the car of snow to drive couple of miles to the next alternative. We had about five inches of snow which was followed overnight by freezing rain so the snow had a solid crust of ice on it, quite a job. Then an ice rink to the shop, only other cars I saw were 4WD but made it back safely; I normally love snow but the freezing rain has made it horrible:dry:.

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While we're (at least I am:P) talking about the weather this made me laugh on the Beeb...

Two coaches of students from Leeds College of Art have been left stuck in Littleborough.

Richard Sears, whose daughter Abby Louise is part of the group, said: "They have had a four-day trip to Berlin and arrived back at Liverpool about teatime last night.

"She spent the night sleeping on the floor of the disabled toilet to keep warm along with her friends, it's every parent's worst nightmare really."

Your grown up (or very nearly) daughter having to kip on the floor for the night is your worst nightmare? Fuck off. They probably had a right laugh anyway.

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In the process of pretty drastic garden work at the moment (though not doing much myself, daughter's partner is a landscape gardener/tree surgeon and a bloody good one I have to say; result:P. Although we are paying him). Anyway wife wanted 2ft of trellis on top of a 9ft "dividing" fence that he put up but it's been impossible to source the right size because it's non standard; could've bodged it by getting two 6x2 panels and cutting one down but that would only work with very basic rather than "framed" panels so I didn't want to do that. Miraculously this morning we found a place that had really nice 3x2 stuff so got three of them, ideal.

Here's the thing, wife went for a nap a bit earlier and I promised I'd put them up while she was in bed which I have but it turns out the fence is actually about 2/3 inches longer than 9ft so there are small gaps between the middle one and the outside two....and I miscalculated a bit so one gap is probably (at most) half an inch bigger than the other:unsure:. Will she notice and demand I put it right or will I get away with it? Can actually hear upstairs that she's just got up, wish me luck:lol:.

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1 hour ago, MikeO said:

Got away with it so far but she's only looked from the back door, no forensic inspection yet:D.

Mike, if she spots it, tell her that daughter's partner gave you the measurements, then tip him off and buy him a pint.  Just think, all that hassle avoided for the cost of a pint.:D

 

 

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Just now, johnh said:

Mike, if she spots it, tell her that daughter's partner gave you the measurements, then tip him off and buy him a pint.  Just think, all that hassle avoided for the cost of a pint.:D

Genius:lol:!

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Why can even our PM not talk English properly? In Salisbury today she pays tribute to our "pleece"; it's a widespread issue all over the media but I'd hope for better from someone supposedly educated. "Po-lice" Theresa, not difficult:dry:. Go see John again, he'll tell you.

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Smells of complete bullshit for me this (and I realise it's meaningless crap); Mary Berry suggesting she was detained at an airport after sniffer dogs thought her bags of flour and sugar were drugs....pretty shit sniffer dogs then.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-43844007

If she'd said that security officials saw bags of powder on X-ray then it's conceivably believable that she was checked; Graham Norton Show is probably the most objectionable TV show in the country I think, I'd rather watch Big Brother.

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