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  1. This is excellent news. Thanks for posting it, Earthnut. I've been thinking for ages whether to get an Audible account, and this might well tip the balance in favour of that. Providing, of course, it's available in the UK, as not all Audible content can be accessed from the UK site.
  2. Belated birthday greetings, Scott. I have so got to watch that episode again.
  3. Belated birthday greetings, Viivi! Good to hear you had a very nice day.
  4. Many Happy Birthday greetings, Graham. Quiet birthdays are good.
  5. You're still younger than me! OK, pizza for breakfast is standard fare for students. But one of the really great things of getting to that milestone age is the freedom to do what what we [expletive] well like. Cake is also good for breakfast. You can trust me on that.
  6. Examples, should you ever have needed them, of why the English can seem just a little bit odd: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-4305774/Hilarious-British-situations-caught-camera.html I'm currently watching a UK TV programme called "Coast", which is a collection of all the various things that goes on around the coastline of the British Isles, from people to history to geology. This episode had a segment on a jigsaw puzzle competition, which has been going on for years. The winners are whoever manages to put together the most jigsaw puzzle pieces in the time available. It's not easy to describe, but I'll do my best: The tables are provided by the organisers, and they're placed on the beach between the low and high water marks. The competitors have to decide when to call it quits, as the tide rolls in and threatens to wash the puzzle pieces away. Some seasoned competitors manage to hold up the floating tables while up to their waists in water, using their skills and knowledge to judge whether it's wise to try to fit in another piece before the next wave hits, or risk losing it all. Totally nuts! But quintessentially funny in that British way.
  7. Happy birthday, Walkabout. Love the horse theme!
  8. I saw the news about the rainfall in California that affected the Oroville Dam. I hope things have quietened down there. Big storms can dump such huge quantities of water in such a short space of time. Sure, the safety of the dam should have been assured, but, far too often, there's big money for big projects but little money for maintenance. These days, with more and more extreme weather events, there's growing evidence that structures that have stood the test of time maybe won't surive the test of now. In the UK, we've just had Storm Doris. Very high winds and quite a lot of structural damage and, sadly, one fatality. Locally, where we're sheltered, gusts got to 45 mph. But it was worse further north of us. Quite a number of trees were brought down. Travel was severely affected in some areas. Some airplanes couldn't land at some airports, and many flights out have been cancelled. Railway travel has been severely disrupted - a lot of commuting into and out of London is done by train, so just one tree blown onto a critical part of the rail network can cause havoc, and there are thousands of people stranded in London unable to get home. It's a sobering thought that we're a small country, so when a big storm hits it can affect the whole of the country. Conditions would have been worse where The Old Man is, so I hope that at least he's still got a roof over his head.
  9. How not to apply for a job: A man in his 40s applied for an IT job with a large police force in the UK and was invited in for an interview. During that, the interviewer noticed the smell of stale alcohol on the man’s breath. The interview continued, until the applicant mentioned that he’d had difficulty finding a space to park his car. The civilian interviewer made an excuse and went off to discuss the issue with his police colleagues. A police officer attended and the man was taken for a breath test, which blew over the limit. Apparently, the man had only shared a bottle of wine with his wife the night before. (Yeah, right.) The man subsequently got banned for a year plus a fine. No mention of whether he got the job; I guess because sometimes the obvious is, well, obvious.
  10. More mystery: There’s a news report that says that he changed his last name, apparently following a family feud. His original birth last name ended in –berg, which indicates Central European heritage, but that his mother’s family are believed to be originally from Poland and of Jewish descent. It seems that the family name was subsequently anglicised, but then he changed it again. It could well be that his family (apparently now just his mother and younger brother) didn’t know he was missing because he was estranged, and that might be why they didn’t pick up on the news reports after he’d died because he was already not in their lives. It’s pure speculation on my part, but I have been learning about the history of Eastern Europe as well as the effects and aftermath of WWII. He was born in 1948, presumably in this country after his parents had survived and then fled here. Sometimes history (and WWII is still a recent history) can have effects that trickle down through the generations. (We still don’t treat soldiers with PTSD very well, let alone veterans.) As it seems that his death was solely self-inflicted, that suggests a very self-controlled individual, and people like that don’t always make for happy families.
  11. That's a relief. At least the state won't have to pay for a lengthy trial and incarceration. Killers like that don't kill themselves out of despair or remorse. It's technically suicide, but I think there needs to be a different term for those who use the ultimate means to avoid justice and an accounting for their behaviour. As for Mary Rice - I guess it'll take some time to figure out whether she was unwilling victim, or an enthralled victim, or in it for money/drugs.
  12. Adding my welcome to the board, TheBleuOtter. As Earthnut says, we do like to welcome new members because there's always something more to talk about, and new and fresh insights.
  13. It all sounds so frightening, seesthru. We've had only a few spree killers in the UK. In those cases, it did seem to about rage, though I can't recall if drugs were also involved. It was as though they had decided that they would be the nastiest and most violent as they could be, in the way that narcissists are like. The companion might be just as bad, but if she puts a foot wrong she'll be another victim. I hope he's found quickly. Someone like that is not part of society and I hope he's removed from society as expeditiously as possible.
  14. I think a family estrangement goes quite some way to explain why it took so long to identify him. Because it's strange that no family came forward, given that it was a major news story at the time. But not all families are all sweetness and light. The focus was on him being a poor old man who died alone, but maybe he wasn't a nice young man back in the day.
  15. I can't use the Shoutbox, which is a pity as I've just set up a new topic and wanted to post about that. But never mind. Loading seems to be no problem. But that always depends on what device I'm using. Laptop: instant. Tablet: slow, even to the NAS. Desktop: variable. (Sounds a bit like the Shipping Forecast!) Which demonstrates that there's so many variables, and it must be a headache sorting out where the problem is.