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    Penalty fare given to family

    All we know is "some staff came up". We don't know which side of the window they were on. We don't know their role.
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    Shops & other venues that still insist on masks.

    When HIV was new, it very definitely did get people's attention.
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    The "And in other news..." thread

    Unknown. What defintion of 'backup system' are you using ? I don't see any suggestion that losing this copy will have an adverse impact on normal operations. My guess would be that it was for some kind of offline ad-hoc analysis. I do agree with your general point that assuming backups will...
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    The "And in other news..." thread

    Slow news day. The article does eventually mention that the data was encrypted. In other words, loss/theft had been considered and mitigation put in place.
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    Brexit matters

    Definitely not. AU/NZ plugs have the power pins at 45 degrees. If that had arrived, my general inquisitive nature would have led me to look it up. I needed to look this up when 'home' for when the covid WFH plan for one employee would have been New Zealand.
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    In your opinion what is the most depressing song you've listened to?

    Enola Gay (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark). To be more specific, the use of the the tune in advertising, when the lyrics are about one of mankinds lowest points.
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    Brexit matters

    Plenty of euro power cords have gone in the appropriate recyling container. Don't recall ever receiving an AU/NZ lead. Not saying it can't happen. From the other side. A company I worked for includes 'all the power/video/data cables you might possibly need'. The cost is considerably more...
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    Brexit matters

    Strictly, the EU directive is about the charging interface. I don't see how it would prohibit Apple from using a separate proprietary interface for data. Maybe something in the USB-C standard would.
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    Brexit matters

    The history, starting in 2009, is in Section 1 here: https://ec.europa.eu/docsroom/documents/46755/attachments/3/translations/en/renditions/native A couple of quotes from what is a long and wordy document:
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    Was the world really healthier in the 60s/70s?

    Spam Fritters. Sodium nitrite. That was an exception. My school did a really good liver and onions.
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    Do you think that the UK switching to electric vehicles is realistic?

    A significant number of washing machines are made in Turkey. You may or may not consider washing machines to be kitchen appliances. Most Raspberry Pis are made in Wales.
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    Penalty fare given to family

    I can't find anything in either of the OP's posts describing the means of payment they were using at Leeds. Edited to add links: https://www.railforums.co.uk/threads/penalty-fare-given-to-family.233348/post-5717835...
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    Do you think that the UK switching to electric vehicles is realistic?

    Don't forget Ffestiniog. It may be modest in size, but it has its place in history.
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    Which British city should host Eurovision 2023?

    The person who made that comment has their location set to 'London'.
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    Cost of Living Crisis ?

    From memory, 2 kW.
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    Cost of Living Crisis ?

    I recently ran my washing machine plugged in via an energy monitor. By far the highest power draw was when it was heating the water. Total consumption for the cycle was 0.43 kWh.
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    "Covid rising in England" - let's stop the fear mongering

    How is this news ? It would be more surprising if everyone's immune system reacted exactly the same, whatever their infection and vaccine history.
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    SNP to launch fresh Scottish independence campaign

    How would the electorate communicate which terms they wanted to be renegotiated ?
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    More celebrations if HM the Queen makes it to 2026 and 2027?

    The US federal government has three branches; executive (presidential), legislative (congress), and judicial (courts), all with their own powers. The theory is that they will all keep each other in check.
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    SNP to launch fresh Scottish independence campaign

    The last line of the document says "Produced for The Scottish Government by APS Group Scotland, 21 Tennant Street, Edinburgh EH6 5NA". APS Group appears to be a marketing agency.

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