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Modern Trains effectively drive themselves these days; drivers are becoming superfluous
I know someone who is a train driver. He's recently been on a training course to learn how to drive the next generation of trains.
I think the training lasted for a week or two. They're a lot more computerised than the old ones, but they still have to have a driver.
 

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I know someone who is a train driver. He's recently been on a training course to learn how to drive the next generation of trains.
I think the training lasted for a week or two. They're a lot more computerised than the old ones, but they still have to have a driver.
Going back some years ago (early eighties) and the bad old days of British Rail, we were in the midst of long running industrial action where the only people who suffered were the commuter. There was a current affairs programme on tv which, if I remember correctly, was hosted by Bill Grundy. A Tory grandee was pitched against a leading light in the National Union of Railmen. NUR man arguing his case for greater pay for train drivers stated that it took 18 months of hard training to get a guy to driver status. Tory grandee replied “thank Christ we didn’t rely on you for Spitfire pilots in the last war”

Guess who the public sided with.
 

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Mentioned in the latest FT:
Elvish sex report

This Icelandic lady has a full and fulfilling sex life, not with a man, but with herself elves. According to her they are very talented with their tongues. A web search reveals she's been banging on about this for some time.
 

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'Chinese programmer had claimed he had built an algorithm that had identified 100,000 adult actresses by cross-referencing footage from porn videos with social media profile pictures. Using this tool, they hope to help others check whether their girlfriends have ever acted in pornographic films'
Has it occurred to these techie tattletales they're also facilitating a probably larger population of Fort-knows-who in identifying and tracking down (i.e., targeting; stalking) these performers? :roll:
 

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Has it occurred to these techie tattletales they're also facilitating a probably larger population of Fort-knows-who in identifying and tracking down (i.e., targeting; stalking) these performers? :roll:
He sounds a bit like a cyber stalker himself to me.
 

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I can see what those are about apart from the Music Ball which automatically plays "Music" & is enjoyable. What's going on with that?
I've just been informed it's probably for ladies. It's the "plays music" that puzzled..
NOTE: This may represent the most off-the-wall reference I've ever invoked on these forums ...

This arcane Norwegian thesis on 1960's art, media, and postmodern themes:

https://www.duo.uio.no/bitstream/ha...thesis_spring-2016.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

... makes reference to a Japanese sex aid that is similar, if not the same.

... The second – a “Gold Music Ball” – rings even more bizarre: “This ball automatically plays music, which can be enjoyed by both sexes. ... This is to be inserted into the female organ with your fingers. With every movement of it, a very exciting sound will be heard to your excitement.”
(Page 60 in the thesis)

This seems to indicate the balls make a sound or perhaps vibrate when disturbed.
 

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NOTE: This may represent the most off-the-wall reference I've ever invoked on these forums ...

This arcane Norwegian thesis on 1960's art, media, and postmodern themes:

https://www.duo.uio.no/bitstream/ha...thesis_spring-2016.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

... makes reference to a Japanese sex aid that is similar, if not the same.


(Page 60 in the thesis)

This seems to indicate the balls make a sound or perhaps vibrate when disturbed.
Blimey that's some nifty cross-referencing Enola. Almost makes you want to read the whole thesis. Almost.

We're still in the dark as to what sort of music is produced & how. I for one would like to hear this exciting sound to my excitement.

I'm wondering if they're like those 'meditation balls' which make a chime when handled..
 

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I'm wondering if they're like those 'meditation balls' which make a chime when handled
I'm guessing that if it was a cat-toy, it would cost £x. Sold as a sex-toy, it would be £xty!

Come to think of it, a certain poster did once suggest the poundshop pet-toy range as an inspiration for "affordable pervertables!" :pipe:
 

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... We're still in the dark as to what sort of music is produced & how. I for one would like to hear this exciting sound to my excitement.
I'm wondering if they're like those 'meditation balls' which make a chime when handled..
I'm guessing that if it was a cat-toy, it would cost £x. Sold as a sex-toy, it would be £xty!
Come to think of it, a certain poster did once suggest the poundshop pet-toy range as an inspiration for "affordable pervertables!" :pipe:
As to the 'music' ... I agree it's probably something like a chime / bell that simply clanks as the enclosing ball moves, analogous to a simple pet toy.

Additional Notes:

(1) This blog page:

http://www.froginawell.net/japan/2006/10/arita-drug-rubber-goods-kobe/

... refers to the same catalogue. The blogger's text and accumulated comments set some context for the store and its trade. The store was allegedly destroyed by American bombing(s) during WW2.

(2) A second set of this catalogue's page images can be found at:


This version includes the catalogue's back cover, which provides a handy map for locating the shop in Kobe.
 

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Modern Trains effectively drive themselves these days; drivers are becoming superfluous
No. There is automation, true, but just like aircraft on autopilot you still need someone to monitor the systems. I'm not saying the job is as difficult as an airline pilot , but it still needs to be done.
 
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