Showing posts from August, 2012

Apple puts the Bite on Samsung's Bottom line.

Apple has submitted a list of eight Samsung products it wants pulled from the shelves and banned from the U/S Market. ...... The move came after a jury found Samsung copied designs for the iPhone and iPad. ...... The products on the hit list are the Galaxy S4G, galaxyS2 AT&T, Galaxy S2, Galaxy S2 T Mobile, Galaxy S2Epic 4C,Galaxy S Showcase, Droid Charge and Galaxy Prevail.. ...... Apple claimed that Samsung's smartphones and tablets "slavishly copied" i Phones and i Pads. Samsung countered that apple used its wireless technology without proper compensation. ...... A jury last week unanimously agreed with Apple and ordered Samsung to pay $A963 Million.  ........................................................................................................................................................ Apple have come a long way since I had dealings with them in the early eighties.. A branch of Apple opened in the main street of Penrith in NSW Australia.

Railcorp will train City Rail Station Announcers to speak proper Ozstrayan..

The main Problem for most Rail travelers is the comprehension of verbal instruction meted out by persons other than those born in Australia whose interpretation  and usage of the spoken word can be mystifying to most rail passengers. ..... For donkey's years, frustrated passengers on most of NSW Aus railway system have shaken their heads and rolled their eyes in disbelief at the cross Greco-Ity-Turk strine dialect spewing from train and station loudspeakers by guards and station staff. ...... The NSW Govt Fix the rail system will include training! Rail corp staff at a special school where they will learn how to speak correctly so train commuters  can understand them .  Transport Minister Gladys *BEREJIKLIAN stated,"More than 300 staff will attend the initial training program"..* wonder where she hails from? Excerpt from Memoirs 1971 Aug. ..... It was a pleasant day so we decided to take the train into town We had recently arrived as migrants from the U/K, and wis

The Canary in your Kitchen.

The Canary in Your Kitchen When the link between aluminum and Alzheimer's hit the news, I flashed back to the many mornings my mother scrambled eggs in her well-worn aluminum pans and shook my head. Then, the news about Teflon hit, as pet birds dropped like flies when frying pans reached a certain temperature and let off a noxious gas deadly to our feathered friends. And as any miner will tell you, this doesn't bode well for your safety, either. Unfortunately, there is no definitive answer to the cookware safety question. Rather, there is a list of pros, cons and considerations. Here is an update on how those aluminum concerns panned out (sorry - couldn't help myself!), what to do about Teflon, and what I recommend you use instead… It's really not fair. You go through so much effort to choose healthy food, maybe even buy organic… and then, you've got to worry about your cookware, too! And to top it off, there are no clear-cut answers, and plen

Poverty in the Western World, Mindless out of control spending.

With the exception of out of control illness where in most cases an extra payment is made in order to provide a source of regulation to assist  a family unit, most poverty at family level is caused by sheer ignorance and out of control spending, like having roast peacock on payday and bread and water six days later. Unnecessary  poverty is sometimes illustrated by uncleanliness created by laziness and two mangy dogs barking in minefield of their calling cards around a garbage bin of empty beer bottles. ..... A recent comment on my previous post relating to so called 'Pay Day Loans' suggests there are people out there prepared make a buck out of this poverty via the ignorance factor, and there seems little that can be done to stop morons offering these loans which only tend to accelerate the predicament of these out of control borrowers. ..... This scenario is the ideal catalyst for crime, when the impoverished seek to find another source of income to feed their borrowings.

Woolies pulling the wool over again.

Last time a few months back  Woolworth's Australia (Not FW Woolworth of USA & UK) pulled a slick one which they hoped customers would  fall for when they raised the price of a leg of lamb By $3-00 a kilo and then gave a discount of $10-00 on all legs of lamb. Problem was they increased the normal size of the legs of lamb by not slicing off the leg chops which is done by most butchers to sell separately and reduce the leg to a budget size. The ploy  to sell more didn't work out in fact it backfired and they sold less. ........ Sunday Aug 19 Woolworth's The so called 'fresh food people' came under fire again". A journo from the Daily Telegraph (My favourite newspaper delivered daily to my door) Announced... WOOLLIES TO GIVE HIGH LAMB PRICES THE CHOP. ......... Now this may only apply in Ritzy double Bay or Point Piper and not on the Central coast where I and lots of nice and also clever people live. Despite a sharp reduction most , Mid loin Racks and Cu

The Ant and the Grasshopper story revised.

Subject: The Ant & the Grasshopper - updated   Sent in By 'JO'. I love story with a moral - THE ANT AND THE GRASSHOPPER This one is a little different ....... Two different versions ...... There are Different Morals OLD VERSION: The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter. The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away. Come winter, the ant is warm and well fed. The grasshopper has no food or shelter, so he dies out in the cold. MORAL OF THE OLD STORY: Be responsible for yourself! MODERN VERSION: The ant works hard in the withering heat and the rain all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter. The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away. Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference and demands to know why the ant should be allowed to be warm and we

"No it aint V P Day Its V J Day." Aug 15.

Its that time of the year when some of us oldies recall saying 'Thank Gawd for that ,now we can go home" but that didn't happen for most of our crew who would eventually after repairs in Sydney get the ship back to Pompey er Portsmouth March 13 1946 ten months after the war ended in Europe. .... Although the BPF encountered a drop of rougher's occasionally it was not the ocean we had to contend with  but the never ending day in day out clashes with the Japanese Air Force" Yeah I know you heard all that shit before", But some may still be having nightmares about its stark reality - particularly those like myself more exposed to the scenario than others who heard the noise but never saw or became involved. ..... Originally called Vee Jay day and still is in the United Kingdom  the title was overturned by Little  baldy Johnny Howard and Co Chicken Hawk non combatant with multiple Gold cards Billy Bunter aka fish net stockinged Dolly Downer. ..... As a remi

Watts Naval Training School.

Goldings Web Photo Gallery By Frank Cooke © photos from Barnardo's archive 26/04/2002 Watts Naval Training School. North Elmham,Norfolk. The Watts Naval Training School was first used in 1903 but was not formally opened until 1906. The building dated back to 1871 when it had been built as a County school for fee paying students. WNTS admission was open to orphan and destitute boys who were between 11 and 14 years of age( Wrong!!! I Vest went there Wed 16 Dec 1936 exactly 10.5 years old because i was brainier than most ,joined Royal Navy  Wed Jan 7 1942 at 15 yrs 5 months and twenty days) who would now live a military-style life and training. The boys were given numbers to identify themselves (Vest was 117) more so than their own names. Their hair was clipped short and they were rigged out in sailors’ uniforms. In a strict regime which seems terribly harsh by today’s standards, the boys’ lives were now to be governed by bugle calls. The cane was u

History on this day August 4.

!704. The British Royal Navy under Admiral Rooke capture Gibraltar from the Spanish. ..... 1945. Vest received body wounds . ..... 1962. At age 36, Vest's family of Wife and Three Sons arrive in Hong Kong. Vest to take up Shore Base posting for 2 years plus. ..... 1962. Marilyn Monroe 36 is found deceased in her hotel room. ..... 1914. Britain and loyal colonies declare war on Germany. My hero as a child, Foster Bro Frank was born. ..... !971. Vest's Wife and Five Sons arrive in Sunny? Sydney, to become Australian citizens. ..... 2012. Fat Cat Playboy punter; Porky Jimmy Packer, parts company with 77 pounds (35 Kilo's)of Tummy fat. By eating smaller portions of, Caviar, fillet steak, truffles and and other crap the Hoi Polloi cannot afford. ..... 2012 Sydney Mayor MS (MARE) Clover Moore, avoids hefty parking fine by  over staying in 2 Min Zone in order to deliver political pamphlets. ..... 2012. Pie waffling Victorian Labour M P Bill Shorten  abuses Chinese

Back again from the jaws of extinction

It is now three days since my recovery from surgery for the dreaded C , I am feeling OK And expect to be around a little longer. A 'Thank You' for all those well wishers who called. There is a long list somewhere I believe. Still looking.........Er Chris my eldest says';  There is no list, not even a D D you bastard which would have clarified the way people think. So just to let you know I'll be back  soon to stir the bucket or can .FU2 Vest back soon. Think it more satisfactory to live richly than die rich .................................................................................................................................................................... Vale Percy ; my senior Brother in law R I P.  Percy died in the U/K during my stay in Hospital in NSW Aust.... "Percy was a real nice bloke".