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Cars for Sale & wanted / Re: 1999 omega elite
« on: 23 March 2019, 21:46:51 »
Help, I just heard a ghostly voice from the past.  :o :o :o

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General Discussion Area / Re: Brexit
« on: 21 March 2019, 19:25:00 »
Why am I not surprised, that I hear today, that MP's, all of whom, according to the estimable John Bercow, are "doing their best" are now going to vote against May's deal in a fit of pique because she slagged them off yesterday. >:( >:( >:(

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.....you'd all better respect my decision, or I'll report you to the police.  ::)

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/mar/20/catholic-journalist-investigated-by-police-after-misgendering-trans-woman

"Those whom the gods would destroy....." :-X

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General Discussion Area / Re: I am not a robot
« on: 19 March 2019, 22:26:57 »
Its a necessary evil, hence we use a simple system here as well.  Although the system we use probably blocks 99.99% of robotic attempts to spam, a fair few still get through.  If we were to be actively targeted this percentage of blocks would drop, and number of attempts would increase.

You have to accept that where there is money to be made - be it a link in a spam message, or attempts to steal private data, or just target an individual - people will try to exploit it. Because of the small sums made for each click through, it makes sense to automate, so if you get 0.001p per click through, that can be significant if you can get it on hundreds of pages across 100,000 sites....

So for all my 'clicks through' on these verify quizzes, I can get paid as well? Excellent. :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: I am not a robot
« on: 19 March 2019, 15:36:42 »
Had a new one yesterday , spot the pictures with Mountains in them , wonder when they'll show pictures with actual robots in them  ;D

Me too. :-X

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General Discussion Area / Re: Barnsley Council.......phone.
« on: 19 March 2019, 13:43:45 »
You rang?  ;D ;D

Love Paris, personally, and the food..

Paris would be nice, if it weren't for the Parisians.  I felt very little love living there for 5 years, once the Parisians knew I was English they would often turn their backs or all of a sudden be needed elsewhere/product not available/etc.  In the rest of France it is a very different picture and most Froggies have quite an affinity for the English and British (some even know the difference between the two).

If you want a culinary experience like no other then I suggest you head to Lyon and eat in a 'bouchon' resturant.  These are certified as serving authentic Lyonais food which can be quite..... interesting  ::).  Poulet au vinaigre, however, is easier to stomache and is something everyone should try once in their life. :P

French beef should be at most medium-rare, personally I prefer blue with a big dollop of Dijon mustard or bernaise sauce.  nom nom.....

Try Montreal if you really want miserable French speakers. :-X

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General Discussion Area / Re: I am not a robot
« on: 19 March 2019, 13:38:52 »
A major problem for me is that the pictures are often quite fuzzy, so there might be a traffic light/spider/bicycle/store front/small boy somewhere in the background that is completely invisible to my aged eyes, at least I assume this is why so many hours have been wasted trying to verify successfully. >:(

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General Discussion Area / Re: I am not a robot
« on: 19 March 2019, 11:29:26 »
What sort of a world have we invented?  :-\ :-\ :-\

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General Discussion Area / Re: I am not a robot
« on: 19 March 2019, 11:01:25 »
The idea is that they are NOT easily automatically bypassed. Thats the point ;)

The old obscured letters setup was easily bypassed by bots, hence the new scheme.  Because the same backend system, operated by the likes of Google, is used on many sites, continuously cocking up one on one site will mean you are more likely to get repeatedly asked on other sites.  If you don't get frustrated, and take care, you will notice more and more that you'll still get the tick box to confirm you are not a robot, but get shown the picture verification less and less.

HTH

I thought the idea of having a password was to allow you in??? What is the point?

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General Discussion Area / Re: I am not a robot
« on: 19 March 2019, 10:59:44 »
I thought it was just me! I click what seems to be all of the right pictures, and still they want more - what a useless system. There must be a better way???

Ron.
Its defo not just you Ron. I counted doing 12 different picture quizzes the other day. It seems even when you are certain you have got it right, they still keep asking. I've never counted less than 4 pages, and usually 8+. >:( >:( >:(

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General Discussion Area / I am not a robot
« on: 19 March 2019, 09:54:48 »
I have spent countless hours clicking on pictures of traffic lights, bicycles, buses etc. trying to access some previously easily accessible sites. >:( >:( >:( I've given up on some, (including Topcashback, which is annoying) as life is too short. Has anyone discovered a way around these tedious systems?

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General Discussion Area / Re: Another oppswit ebay seller
« on: 08 March 2019, 19:29:59 »
Wrong time of the month perhaps? ::) ::) ::)

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General Car Chat / Re: Tesla dealership streamlining plans...
« on: 08 March 2019, 17:27:52 »
Daughter is buying a top of range Tesla X with autopilot. Should be interesting to ride in. :-X

Possibly the most disappointing car I have been in given the price tag  :'( :'(

Do tell, I can try to dissuade her. :y

The general build quality is very poor, not well screwed together, very random panel gaps, lots of low quality touchy bits and not well screwed together.

Road manners are not great either, handling is very below par, its crap off road (it is just the road car on steroids) and they do have reliability issues.

The random rear doors are a pain and are known for open/close faults.

Then when you throw in the fact its an Ethernet port for diag, no OBD compliance so Tesla only for code reading and the fact the dealerships are in trouble, that the whole package starts to look massively overpriced and under delivers.

We had one in teardown, the verdict was a lot of tech in a Dacia type build.

Tesla is becoming like Apple, it has followers despite all the problems..........(just like an old Defender  ;D ;D)

Thanks Mark :y

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General Car Chat / Re: Tesla dealership streamlining plans...
« on: 07 March 2019, 17:07:10 »
Daughter is buying a top of range Tesla X with autopilot. Should be interesting to ride in. :-X

Possibly the most disappointing car I have been in given the price tag  :'( :'(

Do tell, I can try to dissuade her. :y

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General Car Chat / Re: Tesla dealership streamlining plans...
« on: 07 March 2019, 09:54:05 »
Daughter is buying a top of range Tesla X with autopilot. Should be interesting to ride in. :-X

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