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Bill

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Bill last won the day on April 8

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  • Birthday 09/28/1950

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    Drinking real ale and a bit of diy

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  1. Bill

    email scams

    It's interesting to note that while these automated scams continue, all the ones from the Indian call centres have stopped dead. What utter crap. The latest ads are now covering the reply button. I've had enough. Bill
  2. Bill

    Adverts.

    I've just about reached the limit of what I'm prepared to put up with. The adverts have now moved and are covering the reply button. I can't reply to anyone without first clicking on an advert that I'm not interested in which in turn will cause even more of the same to be sent. I've been a member of this forum since it was set up but this will be my last post. Bill
  3. I've just been reading on WWW news pages that Rod King is back on his hobby horse again calling for even more speed reductions during this crisis. We have less than half the number of cars on the road at the moment and people are only driving when it's absolutely necessary. People are already struggling to cope with the restrictions placed upon them, so measures like these will not be welcomed, and most likely they'll be ignored. Then there's the question of what do we do when traffic returns to normal; the roads get busier and more dangerous and Mr King will then be asking to increase the speed limit. I think not. Bill
  4. Ey and that's why the British spokesperson said "The Chinese could learn a lot from us" Seventeen times more population than the UK and yet got through the outbreak with only just over three thousand deaths, they really could lean from us! Bill
  5. So Emilly Maitlis is woke liberal offenderatti and a snow flake? You know what Obs, I think you're just trying to get your own back for you not getting the beans on toast joke! Bill
  6. You do talk in riddles at times Obs. For the sake of us thickos and in plain English, what are you trying to say and who is woke liberal offenderatti ? Bill
  7. If you don't you must be a food snob Obs Bill
  8. Here's another picture this time from one of my staff, who lives on his own, showing how he's dealing with self isolation. The picture taken yesterday got him into quite a bit of trouble when he posted it on Facebook. Bill
  9. Bill

    poll -

    The 6 foot rule is just a complete guesstimate because others in the scientific community suggest that the figure should be at least 24 ft. The point is that nobody knows for sure what's a safe distance and how far the virus can travel. My thought is that with a chest infection, there's a strong likelihood that the virus could be carried on the breath just from normal breathing so you don't actually need to cough or sneeze to spread it. When they show the slow motion of someone coughing or sneezing, the camera only sees visible particles of snot but the virus itself is so small that it could easily be carried much further rather like smelling someones cigarette smoke at great distance. The only really safe distance imo is complete isolation. Bill
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    The first day of the lockdown I had to go out on a semi emergency and felt a bit ashamed because I was the only one out at that time but now it’s like half the country is out there. There must be two or three times more people milling about round here now than there was prior to the virus and it’s not like this area is full of flats where people can’t get outside. I’ve never seen so many joggers bike riders and backpackers in my life and I think it’s down to how people choose to interpret the governments instructions. Bill
  11. Bill

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    It’s not just the younger generation Obs. I have a friend who insists that nobody has actually died of Covid 19, it’s all a huge over reaction and what’s more, there’s no way that he’s going to let the government tell him how to live his life. He’s mid 50s. Another friend now goes out every single day for all day country rambles with his wife. When he returns, it’s straight onto Facebook to show where he’s been and explaining how he’s not broken any laws and how he’s perfectly within his rights to do this. Like me, he’s 69 and ironically his wife is a former nurse. As for IQ levels, both these are/have been former company managers. Bill
  12. Bill

    Funny ads

    Hi Bailey. You've come to the right place if you like advertising, this place is full of them just lately, just not very funny ones. But, trying to stay positive, at least they add a bit of colour. Never used to be this way. Bill
  13. Well this brings a whole new meaning to self isolation. My brother Sam's only contact with the outside world is his landline phone and internet and that's been off now for over 24 hours. I suppose Open Reach are operating a reduced service and Hollins Green is a bit of a low priority backwater for them. I'm assuming the neighbours are helping but I may have to break my own isolation and have a ride out just to make sure he's ok. Just got back and he's OK but B.T. have said that it' could be up to four days for them to come back and correct the fault that they created yesterday while working in the street. Meanwhile he's got my mobile so at least he can ring out to get deliveries from the local shop. Bill
  14. Milky. No my business is classed as small, with only a dozen or so staff but we are affected quite badly. No taxi driver can work, so they just hand back their devices to the company, who then have zero income and can't pay us. If our income came solely from tech support charges, we'd be OK, but we buy expensive equipment outright then allow taxi companies to pay for it over one or two years. If they fail, we simply loose this money that we've effectively invested and there's little that can be done. Our biggest concern though is that all the equipment contains special data sims and although they're not being used, the company that supply's these will still ask us for payments. (a bit like having to pay for a contract phone even when you stop using it) and we have tens of thousands of these. Running a business as you know often involves taking calculated risks but I doubt many could have anticipate the affects of a global pandemic, I know I certainly didn't. But we'll get through this, and while there won't be any rewards for a while, at least with luck and help from the government, the business can survive and my staff will still have their jobs when it's all over. Bill
  15. Milkey I only used the Polish as an example but the fruit pickers are only going to come from countries where the minimum wage differential is significant. Bet we don't have many Germans or French coming over to pick our strawberries for us. Bill
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