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  1. 3 hours ago, Utah 01 said:

    This is a question aimed primarily at the forum accountant/constitution experts post yesterday's BREXIT debacle.  It would appear that May was almost on the verge of selling out to Dublin and giving the go-ahead for the UK/Irish Border to run north/south through the Irish Sea.  Which side of the line would the Isle of Man have been placed given our divided loyalties vis a vis the UK and EU?  Just asking.

    It's not an actual line down the middle of the irish sea you know! :D As Barrie says, that's our situation

  2. 10 hours ago, dilligaf said:

    Reading your romantic pastimes, I'd guess a light switch is the only switch you will get your fingers on.

    I had to look up what a "switch" was in sexual terms. "A person who vaccilates between dominant and submissive roles within sexual relations" - Yeah, I'm not into that kinky stuff dude.

  3. I'm not trying to be funny - I'm deadly serious. They've got no quality of life, it's a greater evil to keep them alive in that state of utter suffering than to peacefully send them off. 

    Also, if they're in that state, odds are their money is going to be used for care anyway. It's not like they're going to be spending the money on anything else if they're in that state! 

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    "I used to run a bunch of servers in my day, I can remember when this was all C" *shakes stick* :D

    I agree you don't need your fridge, microwave, cooker all set up but lights and music are very easy. Nothing like bringing a slut home and sticking on the mood lighting and music. The best bit is you can keep using a light switch if you wish too!

  5. 18 hours ago, Bobbie Bobster said:

    Some negative comment around this in the industry. If FH goes bang close to historic pad 39A it could severely compromise the schedule for testing crewed Dragon flights to ISS. The car stunt wouldn't look that good then.

    They almost certainly expect it to blow up (and by christ yessir, it's going to be an almighty explosion!). They will of course try their hardest to make it work, but as they've demonstrated with their numerous failures before getting it right with the drone barge landings, they're not afraid of failing, and well, blowing itself to smithereens demonstrates that they're they are breaking new ground

  6. It's handier than you'd think. If you want a demonstration kit for not much money, there's a pack on amazon where you get the Philips Hue Bridge, 2 lights and an Amazon Dot for about £90 - one of your kids will set it up for you, but you'll be loving saying things like "Computer, lights" 

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  7. Yeah, that was why he said it, heh. Currently Data protection half works but the whole thing is a bit silly - just release the data completely open. No data protection to worry about then.  

    Everyone has their tax details open, no more gender bias on salaries. So many benefits

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  8. 4 hours ago, paswt said:

    amazing what you can afford on "bennies":lol::flowers:

    The dash buttons are like £1.99 on Prime day... If you can't afford £1.99 it really makes me wonder what you're doing with your life

  9. 46 minutes ago, maynragh said:

    I googled Amazon Prime Buttons but it's directing me to a button that's used for making orders I think. I assume that's not what you're talking about? 

    I'd really like to set up a basic IFTTT to control my heating system. I'd like to automatically control some circulation pumps and valves based on what the temperature of the water is in certain places in the system - I don't have an automated boiler, so this would basically be responding to the inputs I do or will have. I think it should be do-able from what I've read, but I haven't sat down properly yet to work it out. Other than that I'd just like the usual lighting and socket controls. 

    No, that's exactly what I'm talking about - just google "Amazon dash hack" and you'll find the guide, really simple

  10. It's in it's infancy at the minute, but I've played around with IFTTT (android based) on a few things too. I've got a couple of the Amazon prime buttons around the house that I've hooked up to the downstairs lighting, garden lighting and shed lighting (Really easy to modify them to whatever you want by the way, cheapest wifi enabled button at the min!)

    I think once the stuff drops in price a bit more mainstream adoption will follow. 

    If you come up with novel things to do with it though I'd love to know, my imagination is a bit limited!

  11. Woody subscribes to a certain school of business - if you're bullheaded enough and just ignore everything, eventually you'll get your way. It can be a very effective policy, as it forces other people that want to deal with you to conform to your terms - or completely ineffective as they just don't deal with you. (Forum equivalent of trying to talk sense into him, rather than just ignoring him) 

    Another analogy would be that it is safer to put the tard in their own room rather than leave it with the knives.

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