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Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 25th June 2022, 01:38 AM
Replies: 2,250
Views: 62,614
Posted By malbui
I think she's appalled at the idea that people...

I think she's appalled at the idea that people can vote for whomsoever they want to. We should expect legislation to clamp down on that in the near future.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 17th June 2022, 02:44 PM
Replies: 2,250
Views: 62,614
Posted By malbui
I quite liked Harold Saxon. I mean, he gleefully...

I quite liked Harold Saxon. I mean, he gleefully murdered his cabinet for being shameless political opportunists, and thatís always a good thing.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 2nd June 2022, 07:18 AM
Replies: 1,771
Views: 78,535
Posted By malbui
In my experience the debate about electric cars...

In my experience the debate about electric cars around here has moved on over the last few years. When I got my hands on my TM3 in 2019 critical comments concentrated on how in actual fact EVs were...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 23rd May 2022, 10:22 PM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 63,840
Posted By malbui
Irish-speaking regions of the country.

Irish-speaking regions of the country.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 21st May 2022, 05:50 AM
Replies: 1,771
Views: 78,535
Posted By malbui
Most of the charging of my TM3 has been done from...

Most of the charging of my TM3 has been done from a domestic socket in my garage. It gives me a steady 18km of extra range per hour, and overnight and weekends my electricity is cheaper. I use...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 16th May 2022, 10:30 AM
Replies: 840
Views: 15,883
Posted By malbui
These are key questions. I'm an Irish citizen but...

These are key questions. I'm an Irish citizen but I was born outside the country with a goodly proportion of foreign blood and have spent very little of my life there. I'd be interested to know...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 29th April 2022, 05:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 629
Posted By malbui
A couple of weeks ago I added two 8 gig sticks of...

A couple of weeks ago I added two 8 gig sticks of memory to my FIL's old desktop PC which only had 4 gigs before. I've done this kind of thing a million times so I wasn't surprised that it kept...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 25th April 2022, 01:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,337
Posted By malbui
The area where my in-laws live saw some appalling...

The area where my in-laws live saw some appalling events during the Occupation and a lot of retribution afterwards. But those who lived through that are essentially all gone now and their commune...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 25th April 2022, 11:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,337
Posted By malbui
It was both striking and dispiriting last night...

It was both striking and dispiriting last night to hear the result being claimed as a victory by every party except the one which, you know, actually won the damn thing. And apparently Macron is both...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 25th April 2022, 04:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,337
Posted By malbui
I'm viewing the "good health and well-being"...

I'm viewing the "good health and well-being" comment as a threat. Macron needs to get a bunch of food-tasters into the Elysťe, pronto.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 25th April 2022, 04:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,337
Posted By malbui
Last weekend I found myself shouting at the radio...

Last weekend I found myself shouting at the radio in the car when a report on the choices in front of supporters of Melenchon featured a bunch of them saying that they hated Le Pen but felt...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 21st April 2022, 10:15 AM
Replies: 1,771
Views: 78,535
Posted By malbui
My nearest Tesla supercharger has 12 high power...

My nearest Tesla supercharger has 12 high power chargers but suffers from being in a hotel car park. When the hotel is busy, customers tend to park anywhere they like and although the hotel say to...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 21st April 2022, 08:41 AM
Replies: 1,771
Views: 78,535
Posted By malbui
This is a very good point. The only issue Iíve...

This is a very good point. The only issue Iíve encountered in three years of EV ownership is rolling up to a row of chargers and finding ICE vehicles parked in the spots.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 2nd April 2022, 04:49 AM
Replies: 1,771
Views: 78,535
Posted By malbui
Trips to Southend are always dicey. The last time...

Trips to Southend are always dicey. The last time I did it we won 3-2 at Roots Hall thanks to some hilarious non-defending by the home side and I got both wing mirrors smashed.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 2nd April 2022, 01:41 AM
Replies: 1,771
Views: 78,535
Posted By malbui
A fine plan, Sir, in which absolutely nothing...

A fine plan, Sir, in which absolutely nothing could go wrong.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 29th March 2022, 07:30 AM
Replies: 1,771
Views: 78,535
Posted By malbui
Tessie the TM3 is celebrating her third birthday...

Tessie the TM3 is celebrating her third birthday today. Still awesome. Still the most enjoyable car I’ve ever owned.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th March 2022, 10:41 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 9,314
Posted By malbui
Well, that all sounds good to me. I'll sign the...

Well, that all sounds good to me. I'll sign the paperwork and get it sent over to you.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th March 2022, 05:54 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 9,314
Posted By malbui
Iím completely in favour of this on the condition...

Iím completely in favour of this on the condition that we can agree what to do about Brussels. Iím not sure any kind of power-sharing in respect of the many lovely waffle places will be feasible in...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 23rd March 2022, 01:44 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 5,153
Posted By malbui
We know you'll be back.

We know you'll be back.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 23rd March 2022, 01:42 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 9,314
Posted By malbui
I'm in the odd position of being an Irish speaker...

I'm in the odd position of being an Irish speaker who learned the language growing up outside the country.

I think what you put there is broadly correct. It's a compulsory subject but many, many...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 22nd March 2022, 03:46 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,800
Posted By malbui
A part of my job involves looking at delivery...

A part of my job involves looking at delivery (quality, time, costs) from IT projects. Iím old enough not to worry too much about what methodology is allegedly being followed; all I really want to...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 20th March 2022, 09:24 AM
Replies: 1,771
Views: 78,535
Posted By malbui
My grandfather loved the lines of classic English...

My grandfather loved the lines of classic English cars but hated the maintenance... most of his neighbours knew the phrase "Lucas prince of darkness" even though none of them had much English.
Forum: USA Politics 19th March 2022, 01:47 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 14,367
Posted By malbui
Hanging's too good for them.

Hanging's too good for them.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 18th March 2022, 12:33 PM
Replies: 1,771
Views: 78,535
Posted By malbui
I've just been watching this video on the Fully...

I've just been watching this video on the Fully Charged channel.

Ultra-cheap electric car conversion kit (https://youtu.be/98mlJ1N50DU)

A long way to go, obviously, but this is the kind of...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 18th March 2022, 04:27 AM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 63,840
Posted By malbui
The other day I sat in an ITSC meeting where the...

The other day I sat in an ITSC meeting where the head of our development team presented the results of a quality review performed three years after the organisation formally moved onto Agile as its...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 17th March 2022, 12:45 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,029
Posted By malbui
I can't count the number of times I've taken the...

I can't count the number of times I've taken the Calais-Dover route with P&O. Never again.
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 16th March 2022, 05:17 AM
Replies: 573
Views: 27,776
Posted By malbui
Bearing sausages, I hope. A friend of mine from...

Bearing sausages, I hope. A friend of mine from there always comes back from trips home loaded down with sausages from her favourite butcher.

Mmmmmmmsausages.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 12th March 2022, 12:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,058
Posted By malbui
Iíve read a couple of books of Pinkerís because...

Iíve read a couple of books of Pinkerís because Iím multilingual and interested in aspects of language acquisition and mastery. For all that heís billed as a top academic in the field of...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 7th March 2022, 11:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,929
Posted By malbui
Which is an entirely legitimate reason. My point...

Which is an entirely legitimate reason. My point is that Apple (and presumably competitors) were aware of the risks of abuse when launching the product but decided that there was no need to build any...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 7th March 2022, 01:26 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,929
Posted By malbui
AirTags - a stalker's dream

First of all, I'm generally speaking a fan of Apple products. I have four MacBooks and an iMac in use around the place and have been an iPhone user since the 3G.

But.

What exactly were they...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 6th March 2022, 05:28 AM
Replies: 3,758
Views: 116,415
Posted By malbui
The only person I know who is supporting Russia...

The only person I know who is supporting Russia in this conflict is a Serbian guy I used to work with, ex-military, who is forwarding a whole bunch of propaganda stuff.

He's been blocked and...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 27th February 2022, 11:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,811
Posted By malbui
I used to hike regularly around the area of this...

I used to hike regularly around the area of this disaster in the Black Forest:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_Calamity

Still upsetting to read even now.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 26th February 2022, 08:03 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 5,547
Posted By malbui
I'm old enough to have been subject to mandatory...

I'm old enough to have been subject to mandatory military service. Fortunately for me the evaluation process was sufficiently effective to have recognised at a fairly early stage that with a gun in...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 17th February 2022, 04:07 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,205
Posted By malbui
My place of work is officially trilingual with...

My place of work is officially trilingual with English creeping in as a fourth working language at times. Everybody is at least bilingual; most have three or four languages. Pronunciation of names is...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 16th February 2022, 06:46 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,102
Posted By malbui
I was wondering What Would Jesus Do, as such...

I was wondering What Would Jesus Do, as such people are wont to ask.

My guess would be that he'd say something along the lines of 'Sorry, administrative screw-up there, it's all good'.
Forum: USA Politics 15th February 2022, 01:04 PM
Replies: 1,743
Views: 121,361
Posted By malbui
I worked for a Big 4 firm for many years. I can't...

I worked for a Big 4 firm for many years. I can't face wading into the details of this particular news story but I can perhaps give a couple of pointers in respect of questions that have been asked...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 14th February 2022, 05:32 AM
Replies: 394
Views: 16,747
Posted By malbui
Did you not get the memo? This is part of a...

Did you not get the memo? This is part of a cunning plan run by a group of conspirators who make those behind the sinking of the Estonia look like part-timers.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 11th February 2022, 07:34 AM
Replies: 2,250
Views: 62,614
Posted By malbui
I do hope that it's not going to be one of those...

I do hope that it's not going to be one of those radical lefty lawyers who are clogging up the criminal justice system by presenting defences for their clients. That would be unfortunate.
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 11th February 2022, 05:24 AM
Replies: 2,880
Views: 68,347
Posted By malbui
Back in my postdoc days national TV got...

Back in my postdoc days national TV got interested in what we were doing and wanted to do a feature, including filming us going about our activities. My boss said she was happy to do interviews but...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 10th February 2022, 12:41 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 40,393
Posted By malbui
Good riddance. But she should never have been...

Good riddance. But she should never have been promoted to anything like that level. Thrown out after the de Menezes murder would have been more appropriate.
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 10th February 2022, 11:53 AM
Replies: 2,880
Views: 68,347
Posted By malbui
Can any of the Swedish citizens who frequent this...

Can any of the Swedish citizens who frequent this forum give any insight into the process of having been browbeaten into accepting the findings of the enquiry?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 9th February 2022, 10:40 AM
Replies: 3,133
Views: 215,197
Posted By malbui
Uh, is that aimed at me or the Brexiters? ...

Uh, is that aimed at me or the Brexiters?



You also have to take into account the many bilateral agreements between CH and the EU which have caused a certain number of headaches for both sides...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 9th February 2022, 03:50 AM
Replies: 3,133
Views: 215,197
Posted By malbui
During the week I live within walking distance of...

During the week I live within walking distance of the border between France and Switzerland and I know a lot about the paperwork involved in transporting goods inside and outside of the Customs...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 8th February 2022, 12:41 PM
Replies: 2,880
Views: 68,347
Posted By malbui
Well, after the Restoration in 1660 the Royalists...

Well, after the Restoration in 1660 the Royalists weren't satisfied with hunting down living regicides but they also dug up the bodies of dead ones and strung them up. Maybe that's what Vixen has in...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 8th February 2022, 12:38 PM
Replies: 2,880
Views: 68,347
Posted By malbui
This is prima facie evidence that the CIA, KGB,...

This is prima facie evidence that the CIA, KGB, EMI, KPMG and TDK are conspiring to tamper with Google searches. Open your eyes, sheeple.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 7th February 2022, 09:04 AM
Replies: 3,189
Views: 142,072
Posted By malbui
But what is the base concept there? Our friend...

But what is the base concept there? Our friend has the position that the Quran is the inerrant and complete word of god and that all knowledge is in there. The level of erudition doesnít matter; itís...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 7th February 2022, 08:18 AM
Replies: 3,189
Views: 142,072
Posted By malbui
At least we got a nice example of pigeon chess...

At least we got a nice example of pigeon chess out of it all.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 7th February 2022, 04:39 AM
Replies: 3,189
Views: 142,072
Posted By malbui
Best part of 3,000 posts in and weíre back to a...

Best part of 3,000 posts in and weíre back to a lengthy and incoherent rendering of ĎJesus loves me this I know / For the bible tells me soí.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 6th February 2022, 06:36 AM
Replies: 3,189
Views: 142,072
Posted By malbui
I queried this particularly pernicious piece of...

I queried this particularly pernicious piece of bollocks the last time it came up. Don't hold your breath waiting for the academic reference.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 6th February 2022, 04:55 AM
Replies: 3,133
Views: 215,197
Posted By malbui
I have no doubt that there are headbangers within...

I have no doubt that there are headbangers within the current administration who reckon that a 50th anniversary repeat of Bloody Sunday would be a good distraction from ongoing scandals.
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