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  1. 3 hours ago, The Duck of Atholl said:

    At what price though? There are visitor fatalities and serious accidents most years.Was it last year that someone threw it down the road within minutes of the Mountain going one way?

    Don’t know, but it was last year that someone died in a 50 limit at the Creg.

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  2. 53 minutes ago, Dave Hedgehog said:

    You would think the person due to receive the email may have wondered where it was too. 

    Smells of bullshit this one. 

    And sending BACS requires more than one person to authorise the payments so surely both people might’ve wondered why they weren’t sending any benefits that day. 

  3. 7 minutes ago, GD4ELI said:

    When I send money around the UK with BACS it takes just a few seconds. I'm with NatWest, same computer system as IOM Bank.

    Online banking for you and I uses the ‘faster payments’ system by default. Corporations submit payment files using the older BACS system which is a 3 day process (but actually takes 2). 

  4. The government could just ask their bank to send them using the instant ‘Faster Payments’ system instead of the usual 2 day BACS system. Then everyone will get their money today. Might involve a tiny bit of work, though, so it probably won’t happen. 

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  5. 6 hours ago, Derek Flint said:

    The most pointless installation is that radar activated, solar powered ‘ice’ sign on the mountain mile. I’ve seen it come on when it’s 7or 8 degrees.


    It’s pretty blinding when it’s dark too. And what the hell is the point of it being where it is? You’ve already travelled 90% of the way over the mountain when it warns you of ice. Same with the one in the other direction just before Kate’s Cottage. I’m surprised nobody’s taken a Stihl saw to them. 

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  6. There is another sign to warn drivers leaving Douglas. Maybe it wasn’t switched on when you went past. 

    The other sign you are talking about, facing drivers entering Douglas, was originally facing drivers leaving Douglas but it was so far down the road from the Jonny Wattersons junction that you couldn’t read it. So if it said ‘road closed’ people would drive towards the mountain then see the sign and do a u turn and come back to onchan. So they just turned it around and fitted another one closer to the junction.  

  7. 1 hour ago, finlo said:

    Why would anyone pay through the nose for Apple products when much superior products are available for much less?

    Brand snobbery I suppose?

    Because the the Google Play Store doesn’t work properly in the Isle of Man which gets really tiresome. 

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  8. Just saw a cleaning company advertising on Facebook for someone to work at Screwfix. 5 hours a week (1 hour a day). £9.33 an hour.

    So they expect someone to make their way to Screwfix to earn just £9.33 a day? That must be before Tax & NI. Shocking. 


  9. Sure 4G broadband was rubbish in Ramsey when I tried a free trial when they first released it. Totally inconsistent speed tests fluctuating between 0.5 and 20 mbps. I took the router to Douglas and it was very consistently running at 40 mbps. Must be something to do with Ramsey mast. I’d use a fibre connection either through MT or Sure if you want rid of the landline. 

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