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by seahermit
Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: General Hastings Chat & Friendly Banter
Topic: Halloween
Replies: 1
Views: 60

Re: Halloween

If the virus pandemic killed off Trick or Treat, I would be supremely happy. It's just an obnoxious form of begging, imported from the USA.

Some good coming from the pandemic atlast!
by seahermit
Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: Local Traders, good and bad
Topic: THE COOKHOUSE CAFÉ
Replies: 1
Views: 103

Re: THE COOKHOUSE CAFÉ

Interesting. It always looked to me like a somewhat basic caff, so it never occurred to me to go in there, nicer places in the town centre. But I will check it out sometime, always interested in somewhere different. Although .. proprietors often try something "different" or off-beat - does...
by seahermit
Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Technology Chat
Topic: Mobile tariffs
Replies: 17
Views: 2941

Re: Mobile tariffs

An article in the Times today confirmed my suspicions - many pubs, restaurants and other businesses are taking people's details, either from a mobile app or from completed paper forms, but businesses are reporting that this info is not collected by official bodies in any organised way, basically nob...
by seahermit
Sat Oct 24, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Technology Chat
Topic: Mobile tariffs
Replies: 17
Views: 2941

Re: Mobile tariffs

As far as I can gather from the media, the "track and trace" thing has been a complete cock-up. Here was a golden opportunity to use the technology to help the NHS by providing clear, precise information about people's social movements. Instead, there appear to be several different contrac...
by seahermit
Sat Oct 24, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: For Sale or Free To Collector
Topic: Woodworking - Bobbin Sander
Replies: 4
Views: 2380

Re: Woodworking - Bobbin Sander

I have been laughing about this for a week, every time I check the forum. I have to add something! I cannot believe that someone would answer a "For Sale" message two years after it was posted - and seriously expect the item to be available. I have definitely reached the stage where nothin...
by seahermit
Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Technology Chat
Topic: Mobile tariffs
Replies: 17
Views: 2941

Re: Mobile tariffs

It is indeed all about exploitation by commercial interests. Google probably knows more about me and what I do than friends or relatives! The virus track-and-trace seems to be a complete mess, doesn't effectively trace people half the time. I would support it if it had been properly managed and for ...
by seahermit
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Technology Chat
Topic: Mobile tariffs
Replies: 17
Views: 2941

Re: Mobile tariffs

What appalls me is that so many of the population, young and old, seem addicted to social media. I don't use FB often but, if I post photos of a music event, invariably I get some "likes" or comments almost immediately - usually from the same few dedicated "Friends" but sometimes...
by seahermit
Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: Technology Chat
Topic: Mobile tariffs
Replies: 17
Views: 2941

Re: Mobile tariffs

Up to you, Richard, it's a free world! But the world moves on, you shouldn't be afraid to move on with it.

That's not to say all modern technology is good - a lot of it is over-complex and unnecessary, but surely the clever ones select what is really useful to their lives and ignore the dross.
by seahermit
Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Technology Chat
Topic: Mobile tariffs
Replies: 17
Views: 2941

Re: Mobile tariffs

I understand that, always liked my little Nokias and really my small Doro keypad phone is in similar vein, just nice and loud. But you are limiting yourself, Richard. I don't see the point in resisting new technology when, used in the right way, obviously it can make life much easier. Some of the we...
by seahermit
Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Technology Chat
Topic: Mobile tariffs
Replies: 17
Views: 2941

Re: Mobile tariffs

Well, yes, but the basic problem remains. The simpler, cheaper phones are fine if you just want to do basic things - nothing wrong with that, but I am fussy. Want the best smartphone I can afford, which ALSO is nice and loud, and I don't have much problem with the complex technology (up to a certain...

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