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  • matt posted a new activity comment 4 months, 3 weeks ago

    The personal offence taken or otherwise, is, to me a secondary consideration. Casual racism, anti-semitism, Christianphobea, etc is an enabler of greater evil.

    • That’s a good point. but it can also work the other way around, the word gay has now changed from being an insult to just a word now, so things can change. If everyone took offence to being called gay it would once again become an insult.

      But I think you have hit on something valid there, from my son’s (half cast) point of view, it’s the casual stuff that bothers him more, getting stopped at the airport pisses him off, because he rarely get through without a search. Though in other spheres he’s not that touchy, again it comes down to intent I think.

      • I’d argue that in liberal western countries it’s not that the word gay has changed from being an insult so much as the fact that being gay is no longer seen as odd or shameful (However, that doesn’t make western society right).

        The example you gave of jokingly asking the Jew to look after the money is hideously offensive because the Nazis used the myth of international jewish bankers secretly undermining nations and starting wars as one of their central justifications for the holocaust.

  • Is it Amazon things or marketplace things? Some people get confused.

  • On COD multiplayer just about every match I try to play gets interrupted with “Lost connection to host/server”, ya know its going to happen when everything suddenly lags and all the other players seem freeze leaving you free to roam around the battlefield then the game just crashes. Because of this sudden crash means all xp and achievements you gain from that match are lost forever. This happens so much on multiplayer that it is simply cod is unplayable for me at the moment (single player mode is so booooring).

    I have a fairly good internet connection so I am left blaming COD servers! Does anyone else have this problem?

  • matt posted a new activity comment 5 months ago

    I received an email from Ebay telling me that my account had been locked, follow the link. Nothing strange about that until I later went onto Ebay and almost fell off the sofa with surprise when I found that it was real, my account WAS locked!!!

    That has never happened before!

  • matt posted a new activity comment 5 months ago

    Always bear in mind that the dashboard lights can be fail too, so maybe the engine light does not light! you could perhaps try and force it to light by creating an engine fault situation

    Getting a code reader is a good double check if all else fails.

  • matt posted a new activity comment 5 months, 1 week ago

    Rebelling against Tech? It’s not going to happen. Look at how many billions of people are quite happily living their brainwashed, by Apple for one, lives. We’ll just sheepishly accept whatever’s thrown at us. They’ll just moan about on social media with their mobile devices.

  • matt posted a new activity comment 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    Orient Express for sure…my parents did a trip on Flying Scotsman a few years ago staying in luxury hotels at either end of the journey…but cant remember exactly…might have been a London -Edinburgh trip or York- Edinburgh..could look that up to see if still doing anything. Congratulations on the longevity of your marriage!

  • matt posted a new activity comment 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    Blistex worked for me, I don’t have them any more but it did. Once I had a really long lived one and I was prescribed fuciderm (I think it was called, or is that what the dog has!!??).
    Blistex does sting when you put it on, but not for long.

  • matt posted a new activity comment 6 months ago

    You should try some Berliner Weiss beers. They are fermented and soured with a sourdough culture before being boiled and fermented with an ale yeast. Hawkshead brewery do one called solar sour which is 3.3% and absolutely delicious and very refreshing on a hot day.

  • matt posted a new activity comment 6 months ago

    My advice if one locks gates on a parked car would be first to apologise for locking the gates but you only did it for security reasons. Then tell that you will let them out straight away but first you have to find the key (takes ages). Having found the key loudly state that you will not keep them any longer, apologise for any inconvenience and snap pre-weakened key off in lock accidentally. Call locksmith, argue about out of hours call out fee, ask car owner if they are willing to pay call out fee as you are a bit skint at the moment. But if not it doesn’t matter as you have a friend who lives a few miles away who has a bolt cutter. Give friend a call who arrives in half an hour but forgets bolt cutter and has to go back. If owner starts to go on about calling the police say…[Read more]

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  • matt replied to the topic How to grow taller? in the forum Health 7 months, 1 week ago

    I’m 6′ 4″, 35″ leg trousers, size 13 shoes. I’d happily shrink about 4″ (taken off leg length, ideally mostly off upper leg so I don’t have to pay for extra legroom on flights) and 2 shoe sizes, to be honest.

    The moral of the story is probably just to be happy with who you are