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Old Mar 7th 2018, 11:35 am
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A thread to put all the weird stuff from anywhere.

I'll start with this one from China where a mother has had her iPhone locked for 48 YEARS.

https://uk.yahoo.com/news/child-lock...085320758.html
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Originally Posted by mikelincs View Post
A thread to put all the weird stuff from anywhere.

I'll start with this one from China where a mother has had her iPhone locked for 48 YEARS.

https://uk.yahoo.com/news/child-lock...085320758.html
"One unnamed technician told Chinese media it was possible for an iPhone to be locked for up to 80 years."

That would really be a pain, to have to wait eighty years. Some of your friends may have given up waiting, by then!
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"One unnamed technician told Chinese media it was possible for an iPhone to be locked for up to 80 years."

That would really be a pain, to have to wait eighty years. Some of your friends may have given up waiting, by then!
I get twitchy if some idiot thinks it funny to put an incorrect password in my phone so it locks up for 30 seconds.
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Well at least she wont be bothered with nuisance telemarketer calls for 48 years
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A Frida Kahlo Barbie for International Women's Day

Frida Kahlo: Row erupts over Barbie doll based on artist - BBC News

And will there be a Diego Rivera doll to go with it? And will they ever be able to fit him into the Ken-type outfits?
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Ken-type outfits?
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Just watch what you are swallowing in Australia...

https://uk.yahoo.com/news/teen-paral...193819236.html
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Just watch what you are swallowing in Australia...

https://uk.yahoo.com/news/teen-paral...193819236.html
We don't have Tide Pods.
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On top of their southern neighbours not having electric kettles, my Canadian colleague has just told me he doesn't know what a pork pie is. Has he led a very sheltered life (he's definitely not Muslim), or do people up there really not eat pork pies? Surely not.
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On top of their southern neighbours not having electric kettles, my Canadian colleague has just told me he doesn't know what a pork pie is. Has he led a very sheltered life (he's definitely not Muslim), or do people up there really not eat pork pies? Surely not.
Canadians aren't all that big on pies unlike the Brits. There is the Tourtiere and Chicken Pot pie but most would have no idea about steak and kidney, pork pies and even sausage rolls. They are rather fond of putting cheese curds and gravy on fries.
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Originally Posted by Former Lancastrian View Post
Canadians aren't all that big on pies unlike the Brits. There is the Tourtiere and Chicken Pot pie but most would have no idea about steak and kidney, pork pies and even sausage rolls. They are rather fond of putting cheese curds and gravy on fries.
The Maple Leaf in Covent Garden is said to be the finest Canadian restaurant in London (England.) I just had a look at their menu, and I can confirm there is plenty of poutine but no pies.
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Tragedy in Nepal -

This is a transcript of the R/T exchange between the tower and the aircraft in the final phase of the flight, clearly no conclusions yet but clearly an area of great concern & needful of close investigation -



ATC Radio Transcript Kathmandu-Tower:

(Note: this transcript is inofficial and can contain inadequate data)
BS211(female voice): „Good day, BanglaStar211 final runway 02.“
KTH-Tower: „BanglaStar211, tower. Wind 220 degrees eight knots, tailwind component seven knots, continue approach.“
BS211(female voice): „Continue approach BanglaStar 211.“
..
KTH-Tower: „BanglaStar211, wind 220 degrees seven knots, talwind component six knots, you’re cleared to land.“
BS211(female voice): „Cleared to land, BanglaStar 211.“
..
KTH-Tower: „BanglaStar211, tower?“
BS211(female voice): „Go ahead, sir.“
BS211(male voice): „Go ahead, mam‘.“
KTH-Tower: „BanglaStar211, you were given a landing clearance to runway 02.“
BS211(male voice): „Affirmative, mam.“
KTH-Tower: „You are going towards runway 20.“
BS211(male voice): „..(garbled transmission)..to runway 02.“
KTH-Tower (different voice): „…211, runway 20, cleared to land.“
BS211(male voice): „..cleared to land..(unintelligible).“
..
KTH-Tower (different voice): „BanglaStar211, Kathmandu Tower“
BS211(male voice): „Go ahead“
KTH-Tower (different voice): „BanglaStar211, request your intentions.“
BS211(male voice): „..(unintelligible)..“
KTH-Tower (different voice): “ BanglaStar211, that would be VFR.“
BS211(male voice): „Affirmative“
KTH-Tower (different voice): “ 211 join a ri…ehm..right downwind to runway 20.“
BS211(male voice): „Copied.“
KTH-Tower (different voice): “ …right downwind runway 02..“
..
Tower cleares another aircraft (Buddha282) to land on runway 02.
..
KTH-Tower: „And BanglaStar 211, traffic at final eh..runway 02 at two miles, report sighting.“
BS211(male voice): „Copied, Sir. We’ll be at (..) runway 02.“
KTH-Tower: „Confirm you’re tracking towards runway 20 ?“
BS211(male voice): „Affirmative.“
KTH-Tower: „Right..left, right downwind runway 02, I say again Bangla 212 traffic is on final runway 02 landing on runway 02.“
BS211(male voice): „Copied Sir“
..
Tower confirmed landing clearance for the other aircraft (Buddha282) to land on runway 02.
..
KTH-Tower: „211 I say it again, do not proceed towards runway 20. Cleared to hold at your current position.“
BS211(male voice): „Okay, we’re making an orbit to the right, copied ?“
BS211(male voice): „Tower, 211, making a right holding, right holding for runway 02.“
KTH-Tower: „Okay that’s good but do not land. Traffic is on short final runway 02.“
BS211(male voice): „We have that, Sir copied. (unintelligible) we’re cleared to land“
..
KTH-Tower: „..BanglaStar211, runway..eh..cleared to land. Runway is vacated, either runway 02 or 20 ?“
BS211(male voice): „Yes Siur, we like to land on 20.“
KTH-Tower: „Okay runway 20, cleared to land. Wind is 270 degrees, six knots.“
BS211(male voice): „260 copied, cleared to land.“
KTH-Tower: „BanglaStar211, confirm you have the runway in sight?“
BS211(male voice): „Negative, Sir.“
KTH-Tower: „BanglaStar211, turn right and ah..you have the runway, confirm you have the runway not in sight, yet ?“
BS211(male voice): „Affirmative, we have (..) runway in sight. Requesting clear to land, Sir.“
KTH-Tower: „And BanglaStar211, cleared to land.“
BS211(male voice): „Cleared to land runway 02, BanglaStar212.“
KTH-Tower: „Roger, ruway 02, cleared to land, BanglaStar211.“
..
BS211(male voice): „..sir, are we cleared to land ?“
KTH-Tower: „BanglaStar211, I say again..turn… (yelling in background).“
..
(end of BS211 transmissions)

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Graphic video: Doctors accused of using man's foot as pillow after amputating his leg | Fox News

Looks fake to me.
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Do they not remove clothing prior to surgery?
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Do they not remove clothing prior to surgery?
Not only that. The bandage is wrapped around the trouser leg. If you look at the foot, there is a clear black line around it which, to me, says it's been digitally added.
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