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    Quote Originally Posted by Llani Boy View Post
    How come 1999 was not a four digit year?
    Smaller/older devices just held a date as 31/12/99. But then when it went to the next day that would be 01/01/00. A Device without 4 digit years would treat that as been Janurary 1st 1900.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrPatrickBarry View Post
    Smaller/older devices just held a date as 31/12/99. But then when it went to the next day that would be 01/01/00. A Device without 4 digit years would treat that as been Janurary 1st 1900.
    That would have been fun, going back 100 years and no EU to tell us what to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Llani Boy View Post
    That would have been fun, going back 100 years and no EU to tell us what to do.

    Thank you Dr PB. Every day a school day!
    However it's not quite so straightforward as all the tech geeks sorting it out. They'd hardly put all them hours in would they and then all shrug and say there was never a problem in the first place.

    We were told all our electronic devices at home would go kaput, so whilst the FTSE companies may have re-recruited retired programmers, my tumble dryer, washing machine etc didn't pack in as we'd been led to believe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Witton Park View Post
    We were told all our electronic devices at home would go kaput, so whilst the FTSE companies may have re-recruited retired programmers, my tumble dryer, washing machine etc didn't pack in as we'd been led to believe.
    Led to believe by idiotic reporting. As I said above it is only devices with internal clocks that had potential issues. Domestic devices such as tumbler dryers would have timers but not clocks.

    If you test something and it turns out to be OK then was the testing a waste of time and money?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Llani Boy View Post
    That would have been fun, going back 100 years and no EU to tell us what to do.
    No, just used wars instead sadly.

    Anybody on here watching Game of Thrones? What did you think of the murderous attack on King's Landing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrPatrickBarry View Post
    Led to believe by idiotic reporting.

    and I think there we have it.
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    All the news channels are reporting that British Steel going tits up is due to Brexit. That may or may not be the case but they are not reporting that our Government cannot bail them out because the EU won’t let them.
    Biased again as usual.
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    Hopefully when Brexits finally over we will start getting self sufficient and stop relying on Europe for everything. We were once kings of Europe now we are a nation of call centres and teachers. Manufacturing, big Industry, where is it now? We've got big white windmills up and down the land, have we ever seen any of the flour from them? No. Cos it probably all gets sent to bloody Europe.

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    A genuinely quixotic post.

    I see Teresa May is going to have a go at getting a parliamentary majority for rehashed deal (or rather agreement) number 4. Already MPs from all parties are lining up to state they won't back it.

    Again, Teresa May seems to be trying to position the false option of her deal or no deal.

    It's hard to see a way out of the current impasse. Let's say May is toppled and a genuine euro-sceptic takes control of the conservatives and therefore government. They'll still have to get any course of action through parliament, which doesn't seem likely for any outcome. What then? Another election to try to get a majority of
    conservative eurosceptic MPs in the house? That would be very risky. Another referendum? I can't see the conservatives going for that either.

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