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Things That Make You Go... WTF?

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if they don't hear from, they'll assume I'm giving consent and someone will come round to my house and just do it anyway :mad: .. WTF?
You know which one I support and it won't be the same one - how about I send you one of ours and you put it on your lawn to repel all boarders? :twothumbs:
 
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The old "silence is consent" thing has now been changed in data protection law - you have to agree actively to a website's usage.
Sounds like bullshit to me.
Say, for instance, the letter wasn't delivered, or received, or eaten by the dog. The householder suddenly discovers a sign planted in the garden. The householder would well be entitled to uproot it and hold it for collection - does the party seriously demand it put back?
 

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The old "silence is consent" thing has now been changed in data protection law - you have to agree actively to a website's usage.
Sounds like bullshit to me.
Say, for instance, the letter wasn't delivered, or received, or eaten by the dog. The householder suddenly discovers a sign planted in the garden. The householder would well be entitled to uproot it and hold it for collection - does the party seriously demand it put back?
This sounds bizarre but at one time companies would send unsolicited goods to households followed by an invoice. If the household didn't send the goods back at their own expense within a certain time they were liable for the cost of them, on the basis of silence being consent.

As many customers were used to having goods 'on approval' and might not get round to dealing with it right away this was a lucrative trick.

It was made illegal under the Unsolicited Goods and Services Act of 1971.
 

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Or you could just set fire to the sign one night and then when they complain about the pile of ash that has been left you could say...
"Well, I did send you a letter telling you I was going to set fire to it, but as I received no reply I assumed from the silence that you consented..."
 

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Unsolicited Goods and Services Act of 1971.
Which also, IIRC, gave provision for a homeowner, should anything unexpected arrive, to just hold onto the items for 28 days (and advising the sender assuming knowledge of who sent it) and if they are not collected the homeowner can keep them.
 

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I did not know there is a bad shortage of metal shipping containers.

This fact plus Brazil supplies the world with 40% of wood pulp, and they are having problems with covid is going to lead to

shortages of consumer products like toilet paper.

This must be true because one of my daughters needs a new refrigerator, and they are all on back order from

places like Home Depot or Lowe’s.

Check your toilet paper or paper towels stock !
Got plenty to last me a while.
 

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Today is a day of WTF for anyone who spends time on the UK subs of Reddit.

A fundamentally ill-judged admin appointment...Soviet levels of censorship, fundamental misunderstanding of the Streisand Effect, a membership in revolt....popcorn out, ride being enjoyed......I'm kind of loath to give details, but a quick look at the UK subs will make it obvious.
they had a horrible "following" back in the day. Skinheads almost killing people,
 

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Right. Posts have been deleted. We are NOT getting bogged down in the Trans/TERF debate, BLM, ALM, any of the other LMs. They aren't Fortean, they are as incendiary as you can get, and we as mods have neither the time nor the inclination to get dragged into marshalling a culture war that's nothing to do with us. Any further discussion will be deleted without discussion and warnings given.

As for the putative infiltration of Reddit by paedophile gangs, any such discussion on here should be confined to the Paedogeddon thread, or preferably take it to Reddit itself.
 
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While it's incendiary, and I'm happy for or to be deleted, this isn't a Fortean thread, and afaik never has been.
 

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Anyway WTF ery....

I come out for a quiet walk and every time there's some numpty indulging in loud phone conversations. If you're very lucky they're not holding the phone up in front of their face.

Can these people not shut up for 2 minutes together..? It's not like they have anything worthwhile to say
 

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While it's incendiary, and I'm happy for or to be deleted..
Excellent! We're in agreement then.
...this isn't a Fortean thread, and afaik never has been.
No, and this is the point. We try our best to keep Fortean material living even when it's as contentious as hell, but we are under no such obligation with non-Fortean stuff such as politics and that extends to race and gender politics. There are plenty of places on the net to discuss that, but this is not one of them.
Anyway WTF ery....

I come out for a quiet walk and every time there's some numpty indulging in loud phone conversations. If you're very lucky they're not holding the phone up in front of their face.

Can these people not shut up for 2 minutes together..? It's not like they have anything worthwhile to say
I agree, especially when they're wearing almost comedy-sized headphones, completely unaware of their surroundings and ambling all over the pavement, into the road, etc.
 

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I've never understood the 'thing' they do of wandering along, speaking on their smartphone while holding it like a teeny-tiny tea tray in front of their face.
Is putting the speaker to the ear and the mic to the mouth such a hard concept to grasp?
 

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I've never understood the 'thing' they do of wandering along, speaking on their smartphone while holding it like a teeny-tiny tea tray in front of their face.
Is putting the speaker to the ear and the mic to the mouth such a hard concept to grasp?
It supposedly reduces the amount of radiation burning into your brain.

However it all started with TV shows where the mics needed to be able to hear both ends of the conversation (e.g. The Apprentice) so in reality people probably think it makes them look important.
 

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I have watch the tv show 'Naked and Afraid' for a while, (obviously i was disappointed tjer was no real nudity at first :hahazebs: ) im watching it now, and apart from the total ineptness of the participents, (i watch for entertainment only) is the fact they are alway filthy, they are always near water but never seem bothered to use it, ive been on survivals skills training courses, being abandoned on an island on kielder water in january etc but ive always managed to wash, even if it meant bteaking the ice from the water first, but these idiots spend so much time bitching and sleeping it amazes me, i always laugh when they meet up with the rescue party looking like they have just walked out of a burning building
 

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A man in Houston got past multiple security barriers, climbed into the cab atop a 200-foot-tall construction crane, and began moving it. Once brought back to earth the intruder claimed he didn't know how he got up there.
HPD: Man who climbed to top of 200-foot crane in downtown says he doesn't know how he got up there

A man was taken into custody after he allegedly climbed to the top of a construction site and started operating a 200-foot crane in downtown Houston.

The incident began around 3 a.m. Friday when workers at the site saw the man getting in the crane's cab. They told police the man actually started moving the crane, but they were able to shut off its power.

Police and firefighters responded to the crane, which is being used to build a high-rise on Crawford just north of Discovery Green.

They used a drone and called in a SWAT team as part of their response to try and get the man down safely. ...

... the man was safely pulled from the cab and was being escorted to the ground below as of 6:15 a.m. ...

Houston police later said the man told them he didn't even remember going into the construction site and climbing the crane. It's believed drugs played a role in the incident. ...

Workers told police the man had to overcome multiple security barriers to get into the construction zone.
FULL STORY: https://www.khou.com/article/news/l...ston/285-b8b11d2f-5f80-49da-8101-dbdf31e53523
 

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