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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2325 on: May 21, 2015, 02:16:17 PM »
Woke up this morning and got myself a coffee. Went to check my emails and discovered my Windows 7 machine had seized control of my iMac's bluetooth keyboard and mouse.  Now the iMac sits idle with no controls.

Oh yeah, these two machines have been sitting side by side for over two yrs. Poltergeist?
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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2326 on: May 21, 2015, 05:22:07 PM »
Sounds scary.
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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2327 on: May 21, 2015, 07:13:30 PM »
Sounds scary.

Yeah, seriously, my daughter is convinced that my mother is haunting our house. So does my wife.  ::)
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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2328 on: May 21, 2015, 08:50:56 PM »
Sounds scary.

Yeah, seriously, my daughter is convinced that my mother is haunting our house. So does my wife.  ::)

Quite possible, but was she an IT expert?
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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2329 on: May 22, 2015, 08:16:29 AM »
Went to the 24 hour petrol station this morning to get some fuel for my garden machinery. Tapped in my card number - wrong code - did it again - wrong code. Onset of Alzheimer's? No, the pumps have new touch screen number pads. I have a problem with touch screens - ghost touches, caused by the fact that my family have unusually strong EM fields  (new wavers call this 'auras' because they're quite mad). So I am going to have to start carrying a capacitive screen pen around with me. Using a pen is the only way I can navigate on screen with my e-reader, although using my Galaxy tablet with my fingers is generally not too bad.

My grandfather's EM field was so strong that he could not wear even anti-magnetic wrist watches - they all stopped.
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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2330 on: May 22, 2015, 11:26:27 AM »
Went to the 24 hour petrol station this morning to get some fuel for my garden machinery. Tapped in my card number - wrong code - did it again - wrong code. Onset of Alzheimer's? No, the pumps have new touch screen number pads. I have a problem with touch screens - ghost touches, caused by the fact that my family have unusually strong EM fields  (new wavers call this 'auras' because they're quite mad). So I am going to have to start carrying a capacitive screen pen around with me. Using a pen is the only way I can navigate on screen with my e-reader, although using my Galaxy tablet with my fingers is generally not too bad.

My grandfather's EM field was so strong that he could not wear even anti-magnetic wrist watches - they all stopped.

An x girlfriend of mine had an EM that made some watches go in reverse so she had an excuse for being late  :tup:

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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2331 on: May 22, 2015, 12:29:08 PM »
The things you learn here! I knew of EM fields, but did not realise people had them too. And the consequences.
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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2332 on: May 22, 2015, 06:54:22 PM »
All animal life generates faint EM fields. Deep ocean predators appear to use it to detect prey, as do, allegedly, some sharks.
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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2333 on: May 22, 2015, 09:17:04 PM »
You'd better be careful then, when you go swimming.

What bemused me in an Oxfam charity shop, was the extensive collection of pint glasses, obviously originating from pubs.
Would I commit the crime of handling stolen goods, if I bought some?
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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2334 on: May 23, 2015, 03:31:00 PM »
Maybe  not there may be a legitimate reason for them being there - our local pub has just disposed of a large number of pint glasses to make way for new stock. They were 'branded' ones and the brewery has brought out a new line.

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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2335 on: May 23, 2015, 05:36:05 PM »
This was a collection of different 'brands.'
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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2336 on: May 23, 2015, 07:15:49 PM »
In the pub trade when you buy new glasses they are not counted as an asset, rather they are written off, as many will be broken within a few months.  :o

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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2337 on: May 25, 2015, 02:28:48 AM »
In the pub trade when you buy new glasses they are not counted as an asset, rather they are written off, as many will be broken within a few months.  :o

When I read this, without the context of Reinardina's posts, I thought you were talking about eye glasses  :2funny:
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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2338 on: May 25, 2015, 08:12:10 AM »
In the pub trade when you buy new glasses they are not counted as an asset, rather they are written off, as many will be broken within a few months.  :o

When I read this, without the context of Reinardina's posts, I thought you were talking about eye glasses  :2funny:

I did say, "In the pub trade".  :P

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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2339 on: May 25, 2015, 03:09:24 PM »
In the pub trade when you buy new glasses they are not counted as an asset, rather they are written off, as many will be broken within a few months.  :o

When I read this, without the context of Reinardina's posts, I thought you were talking about eye glasses  :2funny:

I did say, "In the pub trade".  :P

Doesn't the 'pub trade' covers everything?
How often don't you hear, someone has bought something (usually well below value), 'off someone in the pub'?
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