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by XFool
October 15th, 2018, 12:52 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: The Lady is for turning.
Replies: 29
Views: 546

Re: The Lady is for turning.

When May is finally relieved of her position as PM we'll find out fully just how obstructive and destructive Olly Robbins is being to the leaving process. We are already aware of the games he was involved in with how the Chequers paper was conceived. Ah, it's blame the civil servants time. After al...
by XFool
October 13th, 2018, 8:55 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Does anyone else get emotional about their main PC?
Replies: 34
Views: 543

Re: Does anyone else get emotional about their main PC?

Interesting to bear in mind that, when Bill Gates came to the UK, he gave an interview in which he explained that (contrary to the usual history) MS was keen on finding a partner in the computer hardware field. He said their candidate machine at the time was the Victor Sirius (US designation) - &qu...
by XFool
October 13th, 2018, 7:25 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Does anyone else get emotional about their main PC?
Replies: 34
Views: 543

Re: Does anyone else get emotional about their main PC?

Interesting to bear in mind that, when Bill Gates came to the UK, he gave an interview in which he explained that (contrary to the usual history) MS was keen on finding a partner in the computer hardware field. He said their candidate machine at the time was the Victor Sirius (US designation) - &quo...
by XFool
October 13th, 2018, 7:20 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Who's telling the truth(2)?
Replies: 172
Views: 3892

Re: Who's telling the truth(2)?

given the fragility of Trump's electoral college win It was far from fragile as I demonstrated. He won the EC by a majority of 72 out of 535. A comfortable win. It really wasn't. I'm not talking about the last election, I'm talking about your comments about the next election . You were talking abou...
by XFool
October 13th, 2018, 6:46 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: It's shopping, Jim...
Replies: 17
Views: 556

Re: It's shopping, Jim...

It would depend on the design of the system and UI, past experience is not encouraging. Decades ago, standing in check-out queues in supermarkets getting bored and impatient, I used to dream of the day in the future when robot check-outs arrived. When they did, or at least the so called self operate...
by XFool
October 13th, 2018, 1:15 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: It's shopping, Jim...
Replies: 17
Views: 556

It's shopping, Jim...

This is the sort of thing that I can see could eventually lead to even me abandoning my trusty Nokia 1100 (!) and getting a smart phone:

Is it the end of the supermarket checkout till?

BBC News

Discuss.
by XFool
October 13th, 2018, 1:05 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Northern Ireland and Brexit
Replies: 32
Views: 735

Re: Northern Ireland and Brexit

The EU was formed as a bulwark against what happened in the thirties. All over Europe, there are people who want to repeat it. And, in the USA, Trump is leading the charge against the established rules and international order set up following WW2. And what's good enough for Trump and the US is good...
by XFool
October 12th, 2018, 6:09 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Trump
Replies: 30
Views: 915

Re: Trump

A thought provoking and worrying article by Nick Bryant, BBC New York Correspondent:

Donald Trump and a world of disorder

BBC News
by XFool
October 8th, 2018, 10:00 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Whiter than White
Replies: 140
Views: 2593

Re: Whiter than White

XFool wrote:"Empathy", like respect, needs to be a two way process.

Though, of course(!), I am not unmindful - as I was with my banned post (ironically) - that, for various reasons, "empathy" may not always be available.

Again, therein lies a problem! (Spelled correctly this time)
by XFool
October 8th, 2018, 9:35 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Whiter than White
Replies: 140
Views: 2593

Re: Whiter than White

Maybe try finding some empathy? You were confronted with a slew of evidence that some people found it confusing and I've given you an example too and you refuse to accept it. No! I was presented with a cascade of evidence of people who agreed with me and who, like me, pointed out our confusion with...
by XFool
October 8th, 2018, 9:17 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Whiter than White
Replies: 140
Views: 2593

Re: Whiter than White

Yes I think it might help some people understand what 'political correctness' really means, so please go ahead. OK. You asked for it, on your own head be it! (Though, in fairness, this may not be a typical example of PCness) In case it matters - I had a boss who didn't understand those instructions...
by XFool
October 8th, 2018, 5:56 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Whiter than White
Replies: 140
Views: 2593

Re: Whiter than White

I think something like this is being referred to. An old classification system for different levels of intellectual impairment (also included the term 'moron' from memory): https://www.mentalhelp.net/articles/history-of-stigmatizing-names-for-intellectual-disabilities/ "Moron" being how t...
by XFool
October 8th, 2018, 5:55 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Trump
Replies: 30
Views: 915

Re: Trump

"Honesty" is a very odd word to use about Trump. I'm not sure that "odd" quite hacks it! :lol: Perhaps "blatant" is more appropriate, or as one commentator suggested , "shameless". No. I was thinking more along the lines of: bizarre, fantastical, unbelievable...
by XFool
October 8th, 2018, 11:55 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Trump
Replies: 30
Views: 915

Re: Trump

I'm curious that you'd apparently prefer to be 'ruled' by a person who can/could fakes their true nature; whereas I've found honesty, even if I don't necessarily like it, makes life much simpler. "Honesty" is a very odd word to use about Trump. I'm not sure that "odd" quite hack...
by XFool
October 8th, 2018, 11:02 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Whiter than White
Replies: 140
Views: 2593

Re: Whiter than White

Yes I think it might help some people understand what 'political correctness' really means, so please go ahead. OK. You asked for it, on your own head be it! (Though, in fairness, this may not be a typical example of PCness) I used to post on a public BB that was intended to offer assistance and he...
by XFool
October 7th, 2018, 9:07 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Whiter than White
Replies: 140
Views: 2593

Re: Whiter than White

Yes it's my take, but now you mention it, possibly mistaken so do correct me, but the vast majority of situations in which I see the term "PC" or "political correctness" being used is someone complaining that, for example, they are not allowed to use some term of abuse for someo...
by XFool
October 7th, 2018, 8:50 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Whiter than White
Replies: 140
Views: 2593

Re: Whiter than White

I remember my 1st year psychology textbook taking about the evolution of the word "cretin", unable to find a reference to the evolution now. ... From memory every label for mental handicap became eventually to be used as in insult and a new word/phrase was created to replace it. I think s...
by XFool
October 7th, 2018, 7:46 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Difficult exam questions
Replies: 44
Views: 876

Re: Difficult exam questions

madhatter wrote:
"Spare the rod and spoil the child. Discuss."

It was Psychology

Ah! That explains it.

I couldn’t recall any questions of that nature from my Electronic Engineering exams.

How many uses can you find for a Megger?

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