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  1. I believe I can dual boot multiple operating systems but it is a bit of a pain. A laptop, nothing too fancy required, would be useful.
  2. You're probably right Maybe I am having rose tinted glasses with my view of steven! Although, of course, steven ! is not the actual steven. steven was definite one off.
  3. You're getting a bit impatient there censorship. Time enough I'm sure.
  4. fixed Ooops! Was it that noticeable!
  5. Actually good points, but that is the point. I do a fair bit of motorway driving and, for example, see all these HGVs trundling up the slow lane. I would much prefer those wagons controlled digitally or even by someone in a control room than a human in the cab who just might not be quite up to the job, for whatever reasons. The Isle of Man has one huge power and that is to make its own laws, quickly and effectively. Such as motorrcyscle racing on public roads, or various tax and finance laws, or even to fix its own alcohol laws (that is the main reason we had a huge tourist industr
  6. I remember all these self-styled luddites about 10 years ago, they were never ever going to get a mobile phone or a computer. Now every time (and I mean every time) I see them they are either on their phone or on the internets with their laptop,
  7. I was in the scouts, I know what you mean, You had to earn those badges and it might take a few months or more. It's a bit like O' levels/GCSEs. At one time 8 was a hefty number and if 3 or 4 of them were grade A then you were a genius. These days a dozen or more is the norm and grade A with a few stars or whatever after each and everyone, is de rigeur
  8. From Isle of Man Examiner 1st December 1976:
  9. Some people in the UK endure this sort of thing maybe 2 or 3 times or more each day on public roads going to work.
  10. I didn't listen, because generally when John Moss is on Mandate or indeed Mannin Line or whatever, it becomes the John Moss Show, showing how clever he is. I believe he has become a tad tedious now.
  11. Wouldn't some of these young people who have had their lives supposedly destroyed by 'it' have had their lives destroyed anyway, for a number of reasons. 'It' just happens to have been some sort of factor in their lifes 'destruction'.
  12. I feel TT365 was a golden opportunity missed. And meantime there was a select committee looking into Manx Radio. It looks like the subject of TT365 was not brought up.
  13. So there is an announcement that crime figures are down. Followed by an announcement that they are up, up, up, as if this was inevitable. Over the past decade or so I have reported a number of crimes, some serious. The police did little to prosecute those responsible. So presumably at least some of these incidents were not included in the crime figures. All well and good maybe, but those who carried out the crimes (including assault, and a burglary) thought they got away with it and carried on their nasty little ways. Someone somewhere is making decisions not to proceed with (or even r
  14. Hmmm, a thread that delivers: a bit of the usual mf argy-bargy, some humour, some serious analytical input, and some local interest.
  15. Been done a few times this topic: http://www.manxforums.com/forums/index.php?/topic/2021-under-the-bridge/ and this explanation is a good one http://www.manxforums.com/forums/index.php?/topic/11169-fairies/?p=152925
  16. Be thankful this isn't the old manx.net days, there would have been a dozen or so alibaba dot clone accounts posting even more new TT threads by now.
  17. Commercialisation is certainly the way it is going, but the bubble could burst one day. For example, when the marshal's all die off. There are very few young folk wanting to do things for free these days especially when they see highly paid and pensioned Government employees controlling the event and looking for money at every turn. Not enough marshals = no racing.
  18. Come on Stu, get a grip, you are showing your true colours here: (note: Mr Peters' capitalisation) The above is ok when you are immersed in a TV show for entertainment, or ok, even in real life. But hey, we are not talking about presidents of the United States of America. We are not even talking about Monarchy or even UK Crown Appointments. Some of them have got where they are on the back of less than 1000 votes For example: Chris Robertshaw managed to trawl and crawl around Douglas East for 915 votes at the last general election, Howard Quayle 922, Tim Crookall 646, David
  19. Yep, I agrea with you to an extent Stu, although you can be rather reluctant to allow the caller to interrupt a politician when they are in full waffling flow. These politicians are on a Manx Radio call-in show, not in the House of Keys, where they can generally waffle on and on for eternity with no fear of interruption, listening to themselves being important. The phone-ins are for the public of the Isle of Man, or perhaps I am being naive and they are just another platform to get the egotistical politicians under the skin of the electorate. Oh, and I understand the lady who takes the
  20. Some of the phone-ins appear to be censored and heavily monitored. Marge will be turning in her grave. And Dorothy from Peel.
  21. Chris Robertshaw appears to have adopted the Bell tactic when 'answering' a question, and that is to use verbosity, verbosity, verbosity. Hot air and waffle that sounds most plausible and intelligent indeed, but listening carefully it just appears to be a tangle of big words and phrases and a man enjoying the sound of his own voice and importance. Peter Sellers - Party Political Speech (1958) a Half-Century on.mp3
  22. From Manx Radio: Villiers Lane incident - appeal for witnesses Worrying really, but can I be first to say: Fortunately...etc
  23. Marje Joughin was often accused of having being a scoused. At some time or other someone got Marge Joughin mixed up with Mona Douglas. Two nationalist women, and the names are kind of similar and so, on the Isle of Man, that is evidence aplenty to juxtapose one's ife with the other''s, especially if it serves the purpose!
  24. Listening to Manx Radio yesterday, I think The Mannin Line should be renamed The Mossie Line. It gives him a chance to hear so much of his own voice, punctuated by the unfettered ramblings of his guests. His moments of oh so beautiful broadcast interrupted only by the problem of these pesky public phoning in.
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