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  1. How does he manage that from his job at the Department of Home Affairs.
  2. It looks like some were taken professionally while others were taken by amateurs using camera phones.
  3. I go past there multiple times per week. They cleared it after the floods in 2015. So this isn't the first time they have cleared it.
  4. I set up a routine in the Alexa app to make Alexa announce "put water in the kettle" and schedule it for before I want a cup of tea. Or in reality, I know when it is scheduled to boil so I'm now in the habit of ensuring it is topped up ready. The best thing about it is that it displays the temperature of the water in the kettle. This is handy if like me you don't want the water too hot for herbal tea.
  5. I'm in Douglas and it's been installed in our street. I filled in the expression of interest form. it used to show a map highlighting which streets have made requests. https://www.manxtelecom.com/personal/internet/broadband-services/fibre-broadband-consumer/fibre-expression-interest
  6. Our politicians will do nothing about it until they realise that Living Hope and other evangelical congregations have overtaken the more traditional churches and they are requesting that the Bishop is replaced by one of their representatives. Hopefully things will change before that happens.
  7. 5Ghz on home Wi-Fi routers is not the same as 5G which stands for 5th generation.
  8. Great to see these photos, but wouldn't linking to an online album be better than posting them in the thread?
  9. If you have 100Mbps VDSL then your area is probably low on the list of priorities. My street only had ADSL 13Mbps. I have been complaining for years, but they said they had no plans to install VDSL. I eventually got a 4G router, which was better but still only around 40Mbps. I have recently had 100Mbps Fibre installed.
  10. I've tried Geocaching with my kids, but usually we are disappointed that we can't find the cache or if we do find it there is nothing exciting for the kids to swap. And usually there aren't many that aren't close to each other. I've recently discovered an app called Actionbound which is an app where you can follow treasure/scavenger type hunt. I created one for my son's birthday party. Feel free to give it a try. https://en.actionbound.com/bound/noblespark1
  11. Before you went PAYG phoning your landline from your mobile would have been free as part of Groups Call Free as long as both numbers were on the same bill. Perhaps this is why you hadn't noticed this in the past when phoning home.
  12. The news articles mention that it was a Special constable who spotted the imitation firearm and alerted an officer. It also mentions that Priestnal didn't realise the man was a police officer as he was in plain clothes. It sounds like an off duty special constable confronted Priestnal then called it in. It doesn't sound like a split second decision had to be made by the officer as he would have already been aware of what he was turning up to.
  13. The barriers are on each lower entry/exit point. I guess if the barriers are closed they can't open any doors so all fire exits would be blocked so they have to close.
  14. Last years flooding risk closure wouldn't have caused damage as the flood defence barriers were all in place by then.
  15. I have an AppKettle that is wifi connected and use the Alexa Skill and IFTTT. https://www.myappkettle.com/
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