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  1. x-in-man

    Marine Engine (outboard)

    oh yawn .. Ripped off. Hardly. Boaters don't like spending money. Maybe you are the bloke who has taken over Yachthaven and are wondering where all the customers go when they don't go to you?
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    When is GDPR not GDPR?

    One department uses Google drive icloud stuff for file shares and records - stored who knows where, it seems. This will have to go for a dedicated secure icloud storage system on island, something they did have but it cost too much apparently. A delayed roll out of Gov staff pay slips, sick reporting, time sheets and leave records 'on line' would probably be needing a re-think too now. Hosted by some UK company who will be holding the employment history and record of every IOM government employee from MHK to part time cleaner.
  3. x-in-man

    When is GDPR not GDPR?

    Awaiting the 1million pound consultants report into GDPR before we do anything. Meanwhile, gov departments are busy shredding paper and deleting emails and folders with any data on it regarding anyone here. When they get the 'all clear' from the IT monkeys in the cabinet office that the contractor hired to do it, has done it, then it will roll out. We will then hire another contractor to find out where all the data went. Submit any FOI requests after that date, and low and behold, no data held, so it cannot be answered. Ask difficult questions about past government policies and who dealt with it, no data held, so answer can be given. Ask what happened to correspondence about an important issue raised with your MHK, government department, or what was done - no data, so no answer. Ask what data the government has on you, your schooling, employment, NI (to claim your state pension) - no data. Prove you have worked here to get anything as we have no data.
  4. x-in-man

    Marine Engine (outboard)

    I put a hole in a blue band 50 merc cylinder once. Took the plug out and it still ran to get me home on the other 3. MJS still get my vote. Mike is a very helpful chap. Had a replacement head for that one off him, another boat and outboard since. The next boat will get his till ringing when it comes to winterising and servicing.
  5. x-in-man

    Gaming "Addiction" - Why aren't Parents to blame?

    May have been yours. or **insert your own 'your mum' juvenile gag here**
  6. x-in-man

    US quits UN Human Rights Council

    Picked up a lot of tips following a recent meeting with some bloke from North Korea. He'll be changing the clocks and threatening Canada next.
  7. x-in-man

    Gaming "Addiction" - Why aren't Parents to blame?

    I knew a woman into video and role playing games. It did her no good what so ever. Never had any money to fix the washing machine or pay the rent when the landlord came round.
  8. x-in-man

    Win a house competition!

    She should be an MHK with responsibility for the Department for Enterprise.
  9. x-in-man

    Win a house competition!

    Start the ball rolling and make a complaint to the Police. Plenty say they paid and entered, but none seem to want to take it further. There is a clear breach of the T&Cs.
  10. x-in-man

    Steam Packet to be sold

    Bus Van have been stealing school mini buses ( paid for by the schools with Friends donations and funds) and taking control of them for this very reason then.
  11. x-in-man

    Steam Packet to be sold

    Can you imagine the timetable changes! Extra boat routes to cover the hospital and commuter routes. But bugger all published until after the event.
  12. x-in-man

    Marine Engine (outboard)

    Well, I wouldn't touch yachthaven again. Neither would anyone I know.
  13. x-in-man

    TT 2018

    A pal booked sleazyjet in Jan, from Shatwick. sub £200 return for TT. They did their usual thing on the day, realised they would have to pay the late fees (best part of £1000/hour after 21:31) and cancelled the flight, using the plane for another flight. Late landing, turn around and return take off to put the plane in the right spot for the morning, £2000 fee. Refunded one way, but no luggage. Left to fend for himself, no other flights available. Booked from LVP for 2 days days later. sub £200 return. Wouldn't it be a good idea if the late use fee was waived during TT and FOM, getting people here when they booked?
  14. x-in-man

    Barclays

    yes. having a life.
  15. x-in-man

    Barclays

    I complained to mine the other day, very rude. Chap from 'the bank' rung up to query a transaction on my account. I was a bit busy at the time, had the pan on. I asked him to hold while I sorted the pan out - too late. The smoke alarm went off just as I put the phone on the top shelf (away from the dog). How was I supposed to know the alarm would go off less than a foot from the phone? Anywho, picked it up 2 minutes later and very well spoken bloke from the fraud department had rung off. but I had recorded the call on the answer phone. Called me all sorts of names he did. Feel sorry for him now, must be off on stress because he has never rung me back. I can only assume he was ringing about the tax refund from the UK tax man. He rang last week telling me I had just under 2k in a refund. Must have included a lot of interest as I told him I haven't paid anything to HMRC for almost 20 years. Pay it direct into my account I told him ( I had a pan on at the time and was busy at the time). I bought some new batteries for the smoke alarms yesterday, they don't last as long as they used to. Used the bank card, all was well so I guess the problem with my account was resolved without any further problems. As for your bank, did you return all those forms they sent out a while ago to confirm you're living here and your account was funded all legally like?
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