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Re: Modern Life is Good-ish

Postby Colin B » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:36 am

I've recently 'signed up' to an atheist blog.

Once a new member is accepted, they are automatically assigned an 'icon' as an avatar which appears alongside their posts.

Mine turned out to be shaped like a little swastika !

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Isn't it illegal to display such a thing ?

I'm just waiting for the knock on the door...
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Re: Modern Life is Good-ish

Postby John » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:37 am

Colin B wrote:I've recently 'signed up' to an atheist blog.

Once a new member is accepted, they are automatically assigned an 'icon' as an avatar which appears alongside their posts.

Mine turned out to be shaped like a little swastika !

Swastika Icon [2].JPG

Isn't it illegal to display such a thing ?

I'm just waiting for the knock on the door...

Don't put it on here then....


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Re: Modern Life is Good-ish

Postby Mountain Mist » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:49 am

Colin B wrote:I've recently 'signed up' to an atheist blog.

Once a new member is accepted, they are automatically assigned an 'icon' as an avatar which appears alongside their posts.

Mine turned out to be shaped like a little swastika !

Swastika Icon [2].JPG

Isn't it illegal to display such a thing ?

I'm just waiting for the knock on the door...



Maybe "someone" is trying to tell you something, Colin ;)

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Re: Modern Life is Good-ish

Postby Colin B » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:35 am

Mountain Mist wrote:Maybe "someone" is trying to tell you something, Colin ;)


Somehow I doubt that.

It seems the 'system' creates & allots these avatars in a random fashion.

The site admin don't know me from Adam anyway...
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Re: Modern Life is Good-ish

Postby Pacer » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:12 pm

Colin B wrote:I see that a Japanese TV channel is to broadcast 2001 - A Space Odyssey followed by My Fair Lady in 8K !

Few TVs will be able to display them in their full glory !

Most of us haven't got 4K yet !

..

I didn't even bought a blue ray player so far.
And I don't want a HD TV set so far either.
I am not convinced with the new technology.
The quality jump from vhs to DVD was huge.
The rest.....and the new TV sets.....I am just not convinced.

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Re: Modern Life is Good-ish

Postby Colin B » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:41 pm

Colin B wrote:I see that a Japanese TV channel is to broadcast 2001 - A Space Odyssey followed by My Fair Lady in 8K !
Few TVs will be able to display them in their full glory !
Most of us haven't got 4K yet !..
Pacer wrote:I didn't even bought a blue ray player so far.
And I don't want a HD TV set so far either.
I am not convinced with the new technology.
The quality jump from vhs to DVD was huge.
The rest.....and the new TV sets.....I am just not convinced.



Like I said [in the bit of my post you omitted] - 8K marks the end-of-the-line as far as quality improvement goes.

When we've got TVs, players, recorders, discs, streams, downloads, YouTube & broadcasts in 8K there won't be anywhere else to go !

Might be a wise move to wait for it !
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Re: Modern Life is Good-ish

Postby Mountain Mist » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:39 pm

I mainly watch "TV" through Free TV on the internet, as there is nothing broadcast on Australian TV, ever, to my liking, I rarely bother to look.

Who wants to watch people eating insects, being made a fool of, or, competing with each other and being nasty? Seriously. Then, fake news, politicians, etc., nahhhh. I am not into watching sport, either, big yawn.

I am watching a new series, "Manifest" on Free TV at the moment, and really enjoying it.

https://www1.swatchseries.to/serie/manifest

All the old and new TV series, plus the good Netflix TV series are on these Free TV sites.

Plus, there are movie sites, too, Dailymotion is very good (plus there are other sites, too, Go Movies, 123 Movies).

https://www.dailymotion.com/au/feed

One just has to be careful of the deceptive popups and close them down really quickly (along with having good computer protection - ha!) :D

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Re: Modern Life is Good-ish

Postby Colin B » Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:41 pm

Further to my post about the 'Swastika' icon avatar I've been given on another forum, I've noticed an anomaly:

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Swastika - Reduced - DSC01948.JPG


Take away the white background & the 'Swastika' shape disappears completely !

But, if you stare at it for long enough, it sometimes comes back !

Odd !
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Re: Modern Life is Good-ish

Postby John » Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:54 pm

Colin B wrote:Further to my post about the 'Swastika' icon avatar I've been given on another forum, I've noticed an anomaly:

Swastika Icon [3].JPGSwastika - Reduced - DSC01948.JPG

Take away the white background & the 'Swastika' shape disappears completely !

But, if you stare at it for long enough, it sometimes comes back !

Odd !

It's rude to stare.

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Re: Modern Life is Good-ish

Postby Colin B » Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:53 pm

I'm not sure I understand some 'modern' things.

Take this, for example.

Ordered a legal reference book from Amazon with useful contacts, phone numbers etc.

Paid around £8 for it [including postage].

When received, it reads 'For US Citizens' [something the description didn't mention].

Useless for my needs.

Opened the Amazon UK site, looked up my order & it states that it's been delivered, but I have until 5th April to return it if not satisfied.

Clicked on the appropriate bit & it asked why I wanted to return it & I explained.

On hitting 'continue' it stated that it was processing the refund of my £8 but 'there was no need to return the item' !

What's that all about ?
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Re: Modern Life is Good-ish

Postby John » Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:11 pm

Colin B wrote:I'm not sure I understand some 'modern' things.

Take this, for example.

Ordered a legal reference book from Amazon with useful contacts, phone numbers etc.

Paid around £8 for it [including postage].

When received, it reads 'For US Citizens' [something the description didn't mention].

Useless for my needs.

Opened the Amazon UK site, looked up my order & it states that it's been delivered, but I have until 5th April to return it if not satisfied.

Clicked on the appropriate bit & it asked why I wanted to return it & I explained.

On hitting 'continue' it stated that it was processing the refund of my £8 but 'there was no need to return the item' !

What's that all about ?

I've heard of this before. Not worth their while. Now, do you need a new TV? Give that a try.

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Re: Modern Life is Good-ish

Postby Colin B » Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:13 pm

John wrote:I've heard of this before.
Not worth their while.
Now, do you need a new TV?
Give that a try.


Somehow I don't think the outcome would be the same !
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Re: Modern Life is Good-ish

Postby Colin B » Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:15 am

This was unusual !

Yesterday [Friday] I had to get a locksmith in because of lost keys.

Rang the insurance company & asked if I was covered for this.

The young lady looked up my policy & informed me she was very sorry but, although they did have cover for this, it wasn't included on my policy.

I informed her that I had the policy in front of me & read out a bit that said 'Replacement locks & keys - maximum claim £1,000'.

She went away for a bit & when she returned, she asked 'How much was it ?'

I told her it was £304.80.

She said she'd make a payment to my bank account of that amount [less the £100 excess].

The money was there on Saturday morning !

No proof, no documentation, no dragging things out for weeks !

Apart from initially denying that I was covered, this was the best & most speedy treatment I've ever had from an insurance company !
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Re: Modern Life is Good-ish

Postby Mountain Mist » Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:21 am

Colin B wrote:This was unusual !

Yesterday [Friday] I had to get a locksmith in because of lost keys.

Rang the insurance company & asked if I was covered for this.

The young lady looked up my policy & informed me she was very sorry but, although they did have cover for this, it wasn't included on my policy.

I informed her that I had the policy in front of me & read out a bit that said 'Replacement locks & keys - maximum claim £1,000'.

She went away for a bit & when she returned, she asked 'How much was it ?'

I told her it was £304.80.

She said she'd make a payment to my bank account of that amount [less the £100 excess].

The money was there on Saturday morning !

No proof, no documentation, no dragging things out for weeks !

Apart from initially denying that I was covered, this was the best & most speedy treatment I've ever had from an insurance company !



That is a real good one, Colin, very good news. Is it the same insurance company who you have had for a long time?

I have a claim for my water fountain, the wild deer knocked it down when they tried to drink from it and broke the bowl and other pieces, and I have not been game to put the paperwork into the insurance company - ha! (I have proof and a replacement quote, plus I advised the insurance company, it had been raining, and, the funny "proof" is, I took photos of the deer's footprints, I laugh as I type this).

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Re: Modern Life is Good-ish

Postby Colin B » Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:33 am

Mountain Mist wrote:That is a real good one, Colin, very good news. Is it the same insurance company who you have had for a long time?

I have a claim for my water fountain, the wild deer knocked it down when they tried to drink from it and broke the bowl and other pieces, and I have not been game to put the paperwork into the insurance company - ha! (I have proof and a replacement quote, plus I advised the insurance company, it had been raining, and, the funny "proof" is, I took photos of the deer's footprints, I laugh as I type this).



Yes, I've been with them for some time.

I think maybe she was embarrassed because I called her out, when she wasn't expecting me to be familiar with the policy, & her speedy settlement of the claim was to sort of 'make up' for her error.

Your story made me smile.

Are your insurers paying out ?
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