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Messages - JellyHead

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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: Smartphones and handheld computers
Well I found a way that covers most bases.  Instead of setting the phone to silent put it into do not disturb mode and add my home phone number as a favourite contact and then add favourite contacts to the do not disturb exceptions.  I can continue being careless with my phone when at home.
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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: Smartphones and handheld computers
Essential I use the Russ app. I tried so hard not to type "you are an adult. What are you doing misplacing your phone?".... And I managed not to.

... But now I have.

That's the problem I am an adult and therefore my phone is of secondary importance to me after getting home, making dinner and keeping my house nice.  I never loose my keys or wallet, just my phone.  But as a secondary recommendation of Russ App I'll have to give it a go. 
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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: Smartphones and handheld computers
There's an app that's tailormade for exactly this situation, it's called "Don't Throw Your Phone About Randomly For No Good Reason Especially If You're Too Dumb To Remember Five Minutes Later That You Did It". Available for free in absolutely no app stores.

I have considered the string through the back of your big coat to stop you losing your gloves technique.  You may be on to a winner, but it won't make you much money.
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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: Smartphones and handheld computers
Ok we're all getting there.  Working in an open plan office I usually have my phone on silent and have a habit of getting home and throwing it down somewhere as I'm desperate for the can.  I then can't locate it.  The phone, not my doodah.  I've had a look at a couple of apps such as Clap to Find but they don't really work.  Has any one come up with a way or found an app that causes an android phone to ring or vibrate when contacted even if it is on silent?  And if you have can you remember what it was?
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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: Moving advice
I've lived in and around Cambridge the last 20 odd years.  It's not the place I moved to and fell in love with.  Still many times better than a lot of places.  As mentioned it is prohibitively expensive but if on someone else's money then I'd give it a thumbs up.  If you decide to move here feel free to PM me with places your looking at and I can give you what I know.  If you were to be moving to the sort of area you are talking about and it is your money being used to buy I'd take a look at Milton Keynes.  Growing.  Potential new east west train line.  Could be wise money.  It's  no longer the standup comedians whipping boy location.
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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: This Europe Stuff
Politics is a funny thing. What Nazimon says makes sense logically, and you would think that is where we're heading. May's deal will fail > leadership contest ensues > Johnson wins > EU tells him to f*ck off.

That brings us to sometime in early October.
Parliament has not prevented a no-deal Brexit, because it it impossible to legislate for the actions of a supra-national body; we can legislate to stop it on our side, but the EU constitution ultimately means that one country can prevent a further extension.

The default is crashing out with no-deal. The weakness of the government is such that the Tories will spend much of the time between now and Halloween on a leadership ugly parade.

EU elections this week will see gains for parties to the right of the EPP, generating the need to ask parties who are Eurosceptic to join the coalition. The UK, having demonstrated itself a toxin in the system, will be forced out by a combination of Macron arrogance, and Machiavellian machinations within EPP to retain power over the EP.

Those within the EPP who will do anything to retain power will accept the loss of the UK from the EU as a price worth paying to lock down control over the European Commission.

Of course, politics is a funny game, and recently predictions have fallen at the first hurdle, so who has a clue any more?

Cheers.

So next week we vote in tons of Brexit Euro MPS.  October roles round, Parliament are still dicking around so we go for an extension, could our own UK Euro MPs vote us down.  That would be brilliant ( in comedic terms not actual real life wanting to eat terms ).
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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: This Europe Stuff
Question is can the new leader just wait until the end of October and let us drop out without a deal or can/will Parliament prevent that? Can they make him/her go back for another extension or, as PM, can they just tell them to f*ck off and give them the choice of putting up with it or forcing a no-confidence and therefore general election?

This is where I get lost.  I thought Parliament voted that we cannot leave with no deal, but was this passed into law? Does it need to be?  It really feels like they are making it up as they go along and the speaker fella seems to be able to pick and chose what they can and can't do.
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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: What's amusing me today
They usually don't, though. It's just how they justify their choice to themselves and the world. The number of people in the UK who regularly do leisure things that can't be done in a Ford Focus must be infinitesimally small.

I hadn't read the previous parts of this conversation so being talkback I think you can guess what I thought it was about.  Having  read back a few posts I am very disappointed in you all.