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Guy

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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #750 on: April 03, 2020, 10:07:41 am »
BONG Event which normally draws over 4 million visitors is cancelled BONG

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-52121586
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SoreTween

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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #751 on: April 08, 2020, 07:16:43 am »
BONG Regardless of the circumstances we can always rely on humans to be shits BONG

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-52188627
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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #752 on: April 08, 2020, 11:54:12 am »
BONG Regardless of the circumstances we can always rely on humans to be shits BONG

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-52188627

Some crunt actually made a detour on his way out of the filling station at Mr Sainsbury's House Of Toothy Comestibles the other day to dispose of a pair of same in the hedge by the air line >:(
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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #753 on: April 12, 2020, 11:16:41 am »
BONG Middle aged lady goes shopping in Waitrose and obeys the social distancing rules BONG



(sorry for The Sun link, it came up in my news feed, honest)

Jaded

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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #754 on: April 22, 2020, 09:21:07 am »
If you shut shops sales go down!
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #755 on: April 22, 2020, 11:17:13 am »
If you shut shops sales go down!
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Total sales dropped by 13% in comparison with March 2019, when they decreased by 3.7%, according to the SRC-KPMG retail sales monitor.
??? So sales were down 13% in March 2020 compared to the same month last year. And what does the 3.7% decrease refer to? March 2019 compared to 2018? Or what? It's a big secret.
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Morat

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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #756 on: April 22, 2020, 06:37:04 pm »
If you shut shops sales go down!
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Total sales dropped by 13% in comparison with March 2019, when they decreased by 3.7%, according to the SRC-KPMG retail sales monitor.
??? So sales were down 13% in March 2020 compared to the same month last year. And what does the 3.7% decrease refer to? March 2019 compared to 2018? Or what? It's a big secret.

As you worked out, March last year was pretty pants compared with March 2018 but this year is really grim. As Expected :(
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SoreTween

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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #757 on: April 24, 2020, 08:56:38 pm »
BONG Government adviser popular with the sitting government has a seat on a government advisory committee BONG
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Jaded

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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #758 on: April 24, 2020, 09:26:11 pm »
If you shut shops sales go down!
Quote
Total sales dropped by 13% in comparison with March 2019, when they decreased by 3.7%, according to the SRC-KPMG retail sales monitor.
??? So sales were down 13% in March 2020 compared to the same month last year. And what does the 3.7% decrease refer to? March 2019 compared to 2018? Or what? It's a big secret.

As you worked out, March last year was pretty pants compared with March 2018 but this year is really grim. As Expected :(

Easter fell right at the end of March in 2018. These things make a difference, and I'd expect Govt and BBC analysers to know that...
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Kim

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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #759 on: May 19, 2020, 12:31:53 am »
Brummies[1] cause traffic jam

And I thought Lifford Lane was bad...


[1] Who are in advanced stages of denial about being Brummies.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #760 on: July 21, 2020, 11:56:19 am »
Faster than a walk, slower than a train, often slightly higher than a person. (David Byrne)

Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #761 on: July 31, 2020, 12:44:36 pm »

SoreTween

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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #762 on: November 03, 2020, 03:34:56 pm »
If you buy 100 2nd hand USB drives off ebay and run file recovery software on them sometimes you recover files.

That, according to Tayside university, is worth a masters degree?  FFS!
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Kim

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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #763 on: November 03, 2020, 04:44:06 pm »
If you buy 100 2nd hand USB drives off ebay and run file recovery software on them sometimes you recover files.

That, according to Tayside university, is worth a masters degree?  FFS!

University press office strikes again.  Looks like a perfectly reasonable (if uninspiring) student project to attempt to quantify user cluelessness about data security.  Possibly part of a larger thesis?  https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3631441
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SoreTween

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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #764 on: November 04, 2020, 11:04:55 am »
Thanks for the education on where to find such things.
Having read it in full it really doesn't feel worth a masters degree.  As an undergrad project I'd give it a Richard I suppose, certainly not a Desmond.  Masters is supposed to include original thinking (a step towards phd),  there's none in that.  Even the application of ethical considerations (one of the better parts of it) reads as if following a well worn path.
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Kim

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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #765 on: November 04, 2020, 11:35:40 am »
Yeah, it feels like it's a preliminary piece of work towards a larger project.  Maybe there's a COVID-19 factor and they had to cut down the scope at the last minute or something.  Or the press office was breathing down their necks for something with media appeal.  Or, in the style of my disastrous undergrad project, they grossly underestimated the amount of time it would take to analyse the contents of a hundred random flash drives (perhaps due to some unforeseen technical problem), and never got to the interesting bit.

Of course, the press don't care about academic merit.  And it is an important lesson for the people who won't learn from it.
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Kim

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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #767 on: November 17, 2020, 05:19:04 pm »
Sorting my life out, one shed at a time.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #768 on: December 03, 2020, 04:12:28 pm »
Faster than a walk, slower than a train, often slightly higher than a person. (David Byrne)

Jaded

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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #769 on: December 03, 2020, 05:26:34 pm »
BONG!!!... Nothing to see here. No, literally, nothing to see here.... BONG!

"the Darth Vader figurine - which was about 1ft and had its left arm raised, with the palm open"

Huge!
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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #770 on: December 04, 2020, 07:04:28 pm »
BONG!!!... Nothing to see here. No, literally, nothing to see here.... BONG!

"the Darth Vader figurine - which was about 1ft and had its left arm raised, with the palm open"

Huge!

That's the second time this evening I've been reminded about the Spinal Tap unit mix-up.

Kim

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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #771 on: December 06, 2020, 09:42:56 pm »
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #772 on: December 06, 2020, 10:55:31 pm »
Hmm, disappointing video. I was looking forward to some crunchy action with rising bollards but it looks from the video as if it's (presumably) videos and fines in the post. 
Faster than a walk, slower than a train, often slightly higher than a person. (David Byrne)

Kim

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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #773 on: January 15, 2021, 12:22:47 am »
Deputy Speaker stops MP talking 'like a Dalek'

By which they mean something went horribly wrong with the audio stream, rather than expressing a desire to exterminate humanity.  Mind you, he is a Conservative...
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #774 on: January 15, 2021, 01:24:19 am »
But what does the Book of Proverbs say? And why did the Dalek which appeared on the Andrew Marr show fail to fulfill its duty?
Faster than a walk, slower than a train, often slightly higher than a person. (David Byrne)