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Comet Atlas

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Posted by Doc HM, on Apr 5, 2020 at 08:53 AM, in Political/War Lounge
And in the Uk, in news that makes me wonder if... 5,872 Views / 288 Replies  
And in the Uk, in news that makes me wonder if perhaps we’d be better off just letting the disease take us all, people are assaulting and abusing telecoms engineers in the belief that corona virus is...
Posted by Doc HM, on Apr 4, 2020 at 07:26 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I suspect he means stopping people from... 5,872 Views / 288 Replies  
I suspect he means stopping people from exploiting the "market" is communism.

I always think of George Bush on TV in 2007 explaining that the banks etc had to be bailed out because the "market"...
Posted by Doc HM, on Apr 1, 2020 at 04:48 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I wonder how this will play out for the Swedes... 5,872 Views / 288 Replies  
I wonder how this will play out for the Swedes who have gone an entirely different route regarding lockdown etc.

Looking at Africa and India it feels like Covid is going to rip through those...
Posted by Doc HM, on Mar 31, 2020 at 03:32 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Tell me about it. I get evaluated, inspected,... 152,605 Views / 628 Replies  
Tell me about it. I get evaluated, inspected, observed, learning walked, my evaluations are evaluated. I have to submit reflections, which are evaluated. I need to show I am practising inclusivity...
Posted by Doc HM, on Mar 30, 2020 at 03:41 AM, in MacNN Lounge
So, I'm teaching part time now and at the end of... 152,605 Views / 628 Replies  
So, I'm teaching part time now and at the end of each lesson I dismiss my students, who then file out in an orderly manner when given permission to do so, and believe me I do not teach high achieving...
Posted by Doc HM, on Mar 29, 2020 at 10:38 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Why no... Star Trek: Picard thread? 366 Views / 7 Replies  
So all 10 episodes over now. Trying to stay spoiler free.

I must say I absolutely loved it. (well until the last 15 mins of e10 anyway). It's been a proper update to Trek and also a lovely paen...
Posted by Doc HM, on Mar 28, 2020 at 08:28 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Looks like we'll have some interesting control... 5,872 Views / 288 Replies  
Looks like we'll have some interesting control groups to look at data from after this is all over. Severe lock down vs more laid back vs apparently the Brazilian president is still describing the...
Posted by Doc HM, on Mar 23, 2020 at 03:12 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Because some relatively new Macs still top out at... 4,210 Views / 32 Replies  
Because some relatively new Macs still top out at El Capitan Apple is still making that installer available via a direct download with an up to date certificate.
Everything else is as you say...
Posted by Doc HM, on Mar 23, 2020 at 09:31 AM, in MacNN Lounge
And easy to do and announce, but proves you're... 5,872 Views / 288 Replies  
And easy to do and announce, but proves you're not really paying attention to needs.
Like the UK Govts first instinct was to support corporate landlords to protect their income, completely missing...
Posted by Doc HM, on Mar 21, 2020 at 04:26 AM, in Political/War Lounge
UK Govt announces all bars, gyms and restaurants... 5,872 Views / 288 Replies  
UK Govt announces all bars, gyms and restaurants to close at midnight tonight. Also announces paying 80% of PAYE workers wages up to a £2500 max.
Not so much news for the gig economy workers or the...
Posted by Doc HM, on Mar 20, 2020 at 03:09 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Classy 5,872 Views / 288 Replies  
Classy
Posted by Doc HM, on Mar 20, 2020 at 03:03 PM, in Political/War Lounge
People have become used to being safe and... 5,872 Views / 288 Replies  
People have become used to being safe and governments pretty much fixing things. This is going to be a harsh reminder that we are only human and nature can be a tough bugger. Sometimes the absolute...
Posted by Doc HM, on Mar 19, 2020 at 02:27 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Poll: I work at a local college 3 days a week, so we... 1,045 Views / 28 Replies  
I work at a local college 3 days a week, so we close on Friday but I'm at home from now. We'll be doing distance learning with the students until further notice.

The other 2 days I run my Mac...
Posted by Doc HM, on Mar 19, 2020 at 07:16 AM, in MacNN Lounge
It seems the Uk govt is currently stuck between a... 5,872 Views / 288 Replies  
It seems the Uk govt is currently stuck between a rock and a hard place. The bar my daughter works at is remaining open as their insurance won't cover voluntary closure and the government seems...
Posted by Doc HM, on Mar 18, 2020 at 02:30 PM, in Political/War Lounge
UK schools closed from Friday the college I teach... 5,872 Views / 288 Replies  
UK schools closed from Friday the college I teach at included. Switching to remote learning for next week so I get to spend the weekend leaning how to teach remote classes to whichever (none most...
Posted by Doc HM, on Mar 18, 2020 at 02:27 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Cheque please 422 Views / 1 Replies  
My customers used to pay me by cheque all the time. It didn’t bother me. Then the banks started hating on them and online payments became more common.
At this point I started to notice that most of...
Posted by Doc HM, on Mar 15, 2020 at 05:12 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Both my daughters have gmail accounts. They don’t... 1,861 Views / 10 Replies  
Both my daughters have gmail accounts. They don’t have super unusual names but not Jane or Mary and our surname while not uncommon isn’t Jones or Smith. These two factors meant that even when they...
Posted by Doc HM, on Mar 15, 2020 at 05:02 AM, in Networking
Yes, but they won't pay up for epidemics or... 5,872 Views / 288 Replies  
Yes, but they won't pay up for epidemics or pandemics.
Posted by Doc HM, on Mar 6, 2020 at 11:18 AM, in Political/War Lounge
My daughter and her boyfriend have been working... 5,872 Views / 288 Replies  
My daughter and her boyfriend have been working hard, saving and planning for their round the world trip. They've been planning everything in detail for the last 9 months. They were going to...
Posted by Doc HM, on Mar 5, 2020 at 09:42 AM, in Political/War Lounge
a widescreen iPod with touch controls, a... 715 Views / 12 Replies  
a widescreen iPod with touch controls, a revolutionary mobile phone and a breakthrough Internet communicator.
Posted by Doc HM, on Mar 4, 2020 at 06:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ranking hot chocolate from the starting point of... 1,093 Views / 10 Replies  
Ranking hot chocolate from the starting point of in a Lindt store is like timing your personal best 100m starting from the 80m line.
Posted by Doc HM, on Feb 29, 2020 at 07:08 AM, in MacNN Lounge
From way back in this thread (2017). I think this... 10,503 Views / 104 Replies  
From way back in this thread (2017). I think this has now been proved.
Posted by Doc HM, on Jan 28, 2020 at 04:17 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I did once hear Domino's described as not so much... 4,116 Views / 78 Replies  
I did once hear Domino's described as not so much food as an ongoing experiment to see if there's anything human beings won't eat.

Seems fair enough. Basically it tastes like a disk of salt and...
Posted by Doc HM, on Jan 27, 2020 at 06:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
So, better late than never. Episode 5 of JW's... 10,503 Views / 104 Replies  
So, better late than never. Episode 5 of JW's second stint as the Doctor.

Pretty much more of the same, undercooked, bland, Dr Who lite.

Apart from this week.

WHOOOOOA!!!!! Well that went...
Posted by Doc HM, on Jan 27, 2020 at 06:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Have found an excellent sweet potato satay curry.... 1,768 Views / 14 Replies  
Have found an excellent sweet potato satay curry. Simple and tasty. No meat required.
I’m a sousing replacing meat with processed veggie alternatives ie bean burgers etc. Rather move to food that...
Posted by Doc HM, on Jan 21, 2020 at 08:27 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Fish is ok although it seems a bit like cheating.... 1,768 Views / 14 Replies  
Fish is ok although it seems a bit like cheating. Likewise eggs are fine although probably best to limit them as the aren’t all that great for you in quantity.

Specifically the Asian stuff is...
Posted by Doc HM, on Jan 21, 2020 at 03:21 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Bye bye meat 1,768 Views / 14 Replies  
So after a last scoff on Jan 1st (leftovers etc), and after a lot of prodding from my daughters I have waved good bye to the fleshy joys.

Now I have always considered myself to be one of those...
Posted by Doc HM, on Jan 20, 2020 at 04:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
So in our brave new automotive world of zero... 218,566 Views / 1,035 Replies  
So in our brave new automotive world of zero tailpipe emissions it turns out that Rolls Royce are booming. Sales in particular of their 3 tonne "**** you pauper" 4x4 idiot wagon are up as is the...
Posted by Doc HM, on Jan 13, 2020 at 01:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Well that all sounds like a modern healthy... 1,811 Views / 6 Replies  
Well that all sounds like a modern healthy democracy at work there.
Welcome to the roaring twenties. (1620s)
Posted by Doc HM, on Jan 8, 2020 at 03:50 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: To be fair Trumps threat to destroy sites of... 4,704 Views / 43 Replies  
To be fair Trumps threat to destroy sites of “historic cultural importance” is likely to mean the Iranians loose a few latenight strip clubs, a few motels and a a couple of drive through burger...
Posted by Doc HM, on Jan 7, 2020 at 01:45 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Poll: And in case you weren’t incredulous enough Trump... 4,704 Views / 43 Replies  
And in case you weren’t incredulous enough Trump threatens to flatten Iran’s cultural historic architecture if they state any reprisals for the assassination. ...
Posted by Doc HM, on Jan 6, 2020 at 07:23 PM, in Political/War Lounge
wandering around town without a coat on today. Ok... 74,945 Views / 373 Replies  
wandering around town without a coat on today. Ok so I did have a jumper on but still, mid winter and its not yet coat wearing temperature.
Posted by Doc HM, on Dec 28, 2019 at 05:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Labour made huge inroads into homelessness and... 11,852 Views / 113 Replies  
Labour made huge inroads into homelessness and poverty, particularly child poverty. Homelessness in particular was reduced to practically the hard core no helping them homeless, and even that was a...
Posted by Doc HM, on Dec 28, 2019 at 05:22 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Generally enjoyed it. Not too worried about most... 2,097 Views / 10 Replies  
Generally enjoyed it. Not too worried about most of the plot holes as, well it's Star Wars, It's practically built of plot holes.

Palpatine - meh. At least he didn't build another Death Star...
Posted by Doc HM, on Dec 27, 2019 at 01:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Not strictly true. The tory vote barely budged,... 11,852 Views / 113 Replies  
Not strictly true. The tory vote barely budged, up 1 and. bit %. Tory remainers on the whole stayed loyal, a few may have switched to the LibDems but only enough to fill a small row boat. On the...
Posted by Doc HM, on Dec 22, 2019 at 09:32 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Also ... 11,482 Views / 81 Replies  
Also
https://www.redbull.com/gb-en/videos/mad-mike-whiddett-drifts-the-magic-roundabout
Unbelievably I entirely missed it. Slept right through the filming!!
Posted by Doc HM, on Dec 13, 2019 at 06:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You see the ladder fire engine outside the fire... 11,482 Views / 81 Replies  
You see the ladder fire engine outside the fire station top rightish?

My house is about three doors further up just out of shot. (really)

I get a lot of practise on that roundabout. It works a...
Posted by Doc HM, on Dec 13, 2019 at 06:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
If we din't have Trump as an example we would be... 11,852 Views / 113 Replies  
If we din't have Trump as an example we would be wondering how an electorate could vote for someone so patently unsuited to high office. But the world has changed and, like Trump, Johnsons lying,...
Posted by Doc HM, on Dec 13, 2019 at 06:36 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I use one of those metal stove top doodads. Seems... 8,603 Views / 99 Replies  
I use one of those metal stove top doodads. Seems a good trade off. Still a nice cup of coffee but simple and fast to make. Also, if it's good enough for the Italians then who am I to complain.
I...
Posted by Doc HM, on Dec 8, 2019 at 02:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
fekker didn't even have the decency to stick... 94,029 Views / 537 Replies  
fekker didn't even have the decency to stick around. Hopefully camera footage nailed him.
Posted by Doc HM, on Nov 24, 2019 at 11:40 AM, in MacNN Lounge
It's childish food but baked potatoes, with the... 5,606 Views / 44 Replies  
It's childish food but baked potatoes, with the skin crispy plenty of healthy healthy butter smushed in with a nice mature grated cheddar and slices of chorizo is the food of the gods.
Posted by Doc HM, on Nov 3, 2019 at 05:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Well, we are about to find out. Will this... 11,852 Views / 113 Replies  
Well, we are about to find out.

Will this one go they way the polling is telling us? If so then Labour will be royally forked and BoJ will be returned with an actual working majority.

Unless......
Posted by Doc HM, on Oct 29, 2019 at 06:15 PM, in Political/War Lounge
So Boris has managed to loose another vote in... 11,852 Views / 113 Replies  
So Boris has managed to loose another vote in parliament. Is anyone still counting? But vowed to try again to get an election tomorrow. This time he's saying he'll ditch the bill and just go for an...
Posted by Doc HM, on Oct 28, 2019 at 06:55 PM, in Political/War Lounge
And now the lib dems seem to have gone mad and... 11,852 Views / 113 Replies  
And now the lib dems seem to have gone mad and offered to table legislation that would allow an election on the 9th. Meaning all BoJ needs is a single vote win.
Swinson (LibDem leader) claims this...
Posted by Doc HM, on Oct 27, 2019 at 03:37 AM, in Political/War Lounge
BackBlaze saved the entire company my friend... 5,683 Views / 4 Replies  
BackBlaze saved the entire company my friend works at one time. Now THAT's a story.

Safe to say, he recommends it.
Posted by Doc HM, on Oct 24, 2019 at 04:13 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I'm going to come out and say it. I no longer... 11,852 Views / 113 Replies  
I'm going to come out and say it. I no longer have ANY idea just what the F is going on.

Spending most of today in the car I managed to catch the news repeating over several hours and I cant even...
Posted by Doc HM, on Oct 24, 2019 at 04:09 PM, in Political/War Lounge
If Johnson resigns he just resigns as PM, just as... 11,852 Views / 113 Replies  
If Johnson resigns he just resigns as PM, just as May did, so the Tories run another leadership election but we retain a Tory government. I would think this was unlikely.

As of today (this evening...
Posted by Doc HM, on Oct 22, 2019 at 05:48 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Oh it is. Very. But that’s fine. It is it’s own... 4,516 Views / 5 Replies  
Oh it is. Very. But that’s fine. It is it’s own film. I would definitely say get over any trailer anxiety and see it.
Posted by Doc HM, on Oct 21, 2019 at 03:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Joker: Discuss 4,516 Views / 5 Replies  
Well I didn't have a ny great desire to see this but I ended up going with my daughter, and I'm very glad I did.

A superbly made film. The most convincing and believable (for a given amount of...
Posted by Doc HM, on Oct 19, 2019 at 12:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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