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4 minutes ago, mintwth said:

It has long been recognised that the biggest cyber risk for any company is generally going to be the "disgruntled employee". 

Incidentally, I'd be surprised if Facebook had a safety culture. Lives don't depend on anything they do.

This is true, I supose I should have said "data safety culture", as in clear desk policies, leaving screens off and accounts locked when unnattended etc. The Facebook mothership is gigantic AF so I shouldn't be too surprised that it's happened.

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Missed all the excitement.  As usual as I don't use any of that stuff.

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Facebook has struggled back online today, though at the time of writing glitches are still very much a part of The Social Network™ experience.

WhatsApp and Facebook became available to users at around 2210 UTC on October 4 after falling off the internet some six or so hours prior. Instagram and Facebook Messenger should be not far behind.

In the past hour, Facebook tweeted: "To the huge community of people and businesses around the world who depend on us: we're sorry. We’ve been working hard to restore access to our apps and services and are happy to report they are coming back online now. Thank you for bearing with us."

CTO Mike Schroepfer earlier said: "Sincere apologies to everyone impacted by outages of Facebook powered services right now. We are experiencing networking issues and teams are working as fast as possible to debug and restore as fast as possible."

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I get at least one daily email from them but that was never mentioned.  Odd as they are generally quite gleeful when such fuckups occur.

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Wasps . 4 of them on the unit this morning at 630am , 1 drops when sprayed , the f in 2nd when sprayed attacked me and stung my ear , then the 3rd one went haywire when sprayed and got finished with a fly swat , the 4th got swatted , f in ear still hurts ... 

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Just made complete shit of a tyre in rural north Norfolk, a complete bell end in a Peugeot wouldn't pull in to give me room(he had plenty of space)and I clipped my left front wheel off a piece of flint rock in the hedgerow.

Less than a year old Avon with a big hole in the sidewall.

Found a place called ATS,that had ONE hankook tyre in the correct size in stock.

£120!!! 

Fuck me I only want one.

Too busy to fit it now sir,come back tomorrow. 

Managed to get him to do it for 5pm this evening. 

Every fucking thing is so expensive in this county.

 

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A:  Lies your mother told you:  Cheats Never Prosper / Crime Doesn't Pay.  Bollocks!  As borne out (for the several-millionth time in my life) in the last half-hour at my local Boots.  Sign on the door limiting customers to a maximum of 3.  I looked through the window and saw 5, so stood waiting.  Stupid fat blonde walks straight in past me bringing the total to 6.  And she didn't have a mask on either.  Guess who got served first?  I very seriously considered tripping her up on her way out, but managed to restrain myself.  The pavement doesn't deserve to be assaulted by her mug.

Leading to B: I'm out of my anti-depressants (last one yesterday) and haven't had the usual text telling me they're ready, so I called in to find out.  After the events of A, now it seems the surgery had only sent one prescription in for me last month instead of starting a batch to run for several months as usual.  The surgery only deals with prescription queries before 1pm, so I'll have to call them in the morning.  I suspect I'm going to get a lot of "please don't talk to me like that sir" before I get dealt with, if I get dealt with at all.

C) All the above happened on the way home from an afternoon showing of No Time To Die.  A less-than satisfactory Bond film, despite (because of?) many heavy references to the earlier movies.  Very heavy use of "All The Time In The World" from OHMSS; Also, nice to see B549WUU, Dalton's Aston that can be caught by Lada police cars on ice.  Except it was destroyed in that movie, much like the DB5 was in Skyfall.  Continuity, guys, come on...  A detail I did like was the corridor by M's office, with paintings on the wall of some of his predecessors, specifically Judi Dench and Robert Brown.  I was looking for Bernard Lee but failed to spot him.  I liked Craig as Bond.  I liked the cold hard edge he brought to the part, very much like the character in the books.  But this..... this was just too gloomy, in so many ways.  And the freefalling "quality" of theme song hasn't changed, each one more rubbish than the last by a long LONG distance.  This one being a perfect illustration.

So... am I grumpy?  Fucking right I am!

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2 hours ago, iainrcz said:

So for some reason I've been failing to identify this red car for about 3 hours and it's doing my tree in. It was posted on a Facebook group.

Anyone know?

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That looks familiar.

I'm sure there was a thread about that a while ago. IIRC it's a one-off / very limited run thing.

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I had to travel to Chester. Sadly most of the centre appears to be holes with fences around. If you are thinking of going I would leave it a couple of years.

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2 weeks ago I had an MRI scan on my left knee, 

this evening the doctor phoned me on the way back from work to discuss the results,

apparently I have torn a muscle in my knee which is very serious and burst a couple of the anti friction sacks within the knee, doctor reckons it’s a lot worse than they were expecting 

they are going to refer me to a specialist who will discuss possible surgery if they think there’s a chance it might work 

not really grumpy as such just a bit numb,   I know there’s people with worst problems then me and I should just shut the fuck up and just get on but I can’t stop thinking about what’s going to happen, work family life etc 

I’m going to Taunton early tomorrow for a couple of days for work, which is probably good as I can be on my own 

 

 

 

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On 04/10/2021 at 16:13, Zelandeth said:

These are both runs of around that distance and involve a minimum of one passenger plus cargo.  So a single seater isn't an option.

Not exactly friendly weather for driving that car either.

Honestly I'm not touching the fuel in the BX unless I have absolutely no other choice.  For all I know it's been in there since the 90s.  It definitely smells like it has been.  Main reason I've not drained it already is that it will be doing a good job of keeping condensation at bay.  No idea whether the car will run on it beyond shunting around the driveway...fresh fuel will be getting added before we attempt to run to the MOT station.

It's not going in anything else unless it's a last ditch life and death situation.  I've got more than enough broken cars right now without tempting fate.

perhaps im a bit late now but during the Zoom call I had another great* idea 

apparently theres still a Petrol station near The 6-Cylinders that still sells 4* star petrol, and my thought was since thats not compatible with anything made in the last 30+ years then they are likely to still have some for sale while all other grades are sold out and that you could fill up TPA via that

but of course that does not solve the cargo/passenger issue, but it was pointed out of course the Jaaaag can run on Leaded just fine :) 

so ironically perhaps one of the least fuel efficient cars out there, might be a solution to your issues caused by this whole fuel crisis? 

 

of course I dont know what the range of the Jag is like, and I dont want to know what it would cost to fill given the cost of what is now a very obscure/niche fuel these days! LOL

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20 hours ago, eddyramrod said:

.... No Time To Die.  A less-than satisfactory Bond film, despite (because of?) many heavy references to the earlier movies.  Very heavy use of "All The Time In The World" from OHMSS; Also, nice to see B549WUU, Dalton's Aston that can be caught by Lada police cars on ice.  Except it was destroyed in that movie, much like the DB5 was in Skyfall.  Continuity, guys, come on...  A detail I did like was the corridor by M's office, with paintings on the wall of some of his predecessors, specifically Judi Dench and Robert Brown.  I was looking for Bernard Lee but failed to spot him.  I liked Craig as Bond.  I liked the cold hard edge he brought to the part, very much like the character in the books.  But this..... this was just too gloomy, in so many ways.  And the freefalling "quality" of theme song hasn't changed, each one more rubbish than the last by a long LONG distance.  This one being a perfect illustration....

Nearly three hours long, they tell me. Think I'll wait for the DVD.....

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1 hour ago, GrumpiusMaximus said:

When I was a kid this was usually a sign that Dad had tried to cook breakfast.

Fortunately it was the sadist residential team doing the annual drill. I'm definitely feeling the resultant lack of sleep though!

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