Comments for Head Rambles » http://headrambles.com The rambling thoughts of an Irish Grandad Sat, 29 Aug 2015 14:42:49 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on Behind the scenes by Kirk M http://headrambles.com/2015/08/16/behind-the-scenes/#comment-71153 Sat, 29 Aug 2015 14:42:49 +0000 http://headrambles.com/?p=8241#comment-71153 Oh, and the spell checker seems to be working fine now (thanks) but the paragraph thingy seems to be broken again. Never ending isn't it? 

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Comment on Behind the scenes by Grandad http://headrambles.com/2015/08/16/behind-the-scenes/#comment-71151 Sat, 29 Aug 2015 14:37:01 +0000 http://headrambles.com/?p=8241#comment-71151 WordFence? 

I did think it would be great to respond to each attack by sending them a virulent virus, but than how many of those "senders" are in fact people whose machines have been infiltrated and are just redirecting the spams?  I know my email address is sometimes used for spamming purposes [nothing I can do about that] because I get the occasional "Out of Office" reply.

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Comment on Behind the scenes by Kirk M http://headrambles.com/2015/08/16/behind-the-scenes/#comment-71148 Sat, 29 Aug 2015 14:27:40 +0000 http://headrambles.com/?p=8241#comment-71148 I believe I have the same little yoke that you do  that lays in wait for these invaders from some sort of cyber hell. It's rather ironic that this security plugin keeps sending me a plethora of emails about infiltrators trying to break into the backend of my old site that is currently sitting in doldrums of the innerweb.Wouldn't it be wonderful if I could reprogram this security plugin so that every time someone tries to break into my old blog that the plugin calls this guy named Guido (You know, the guy with the slopping forehead, no neck and muscles in his earlobes?) who pays a visit to each and every one of the little asshats and teaches them all about Internet courtesy?

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Comment on The death of a trade by Grandad http://headrambles.com/2015/08/29/the-death-of-a-trade/#comment-71142 Sat, 29 Aug 2015 13:53:21 +0000 http://headrambles.com/?p=8332#comment-71142 A response [on Twitter] from Forest –

And here's the evidence – 'Smoking ban to blame for decline of Irish pub, says new research' http://www.foresteireann.org/press-releases/2010/9/15/smoking-ban-to-blame-for-decline-of-irish-pub-says-new-resea.html

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Comment on The death of a trade by Grandad http://headrambles.com/2015/08/29/the-death-of-a-trade/#comment-71141 Sat, 29 Aug 2015 13:48:23 +0000 http://headrambles.com/?p=8332#comment-71141 Just out of interest – was the pub standing room only?

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Comment on The death of a trade by Ger http://headrambles.com/2015/08/29/the-death-of-a-trade/#comment-71139 Sat, 29 Aug 2015 13:34:34 +0000 http://headrambles.com/?p=8332#comment-71139 The decline in the pub trade and the changed habits of pubgoing customers has several causes. Irish men traditionally regarded their local as a home away from home. They smoked freely in their homes, so the 2004 law banning smoking certainly undermined the home-away-from-home concept.The expansion of motorised personal transport and the enforcement of stricter drink/driving laws has been another major inhibition on pub going.  I enjoyed a Jameson or two on the rocks at my local last night, and walked, steadily if I remember, back to my home about ten minutes away. No need for a car and the menace of a breathalyzer test.I could go on…but I leave further discussion to other regular commentators here. We all have our stories to tell.

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Comment on Unacceptable by Grandad http://headrambles.com/2015/08/28/unacceptable/#comment-71137 Sat, 29 Aug 2015 13:18:17 +0000 http://headrambles.com/?p=8329#comment-71137 What could I possibly add to that?!!

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Comment on Unacceptable by Ripper http://headrambles.com/2015/08/28/unacceptable/#comment-71090 Sat, 29 Aug 2015 04:34:46 +0000 http://headrambles.com/?p=8329#comment-71090 My ex wife invented something similar.. she was on the pill but instead of swallowing it she put it between her knees, thus preventing me from getting near her.

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Comment on Unacceptable by Ger http://headrambles.com/2015/08/28/unacceptable/#comment-71060 Fri, 28 Aug 2015 22:49:19 +0000 http://headrambles.com/?p=8329#comment-71060 I've read the quoted comments, by women, probably feminists:-  "unacceptable", "TOTALLY unacceptable" and "horrifying".  Really ladies, as a liberal I accept your right to "express your strong views" about this "degrading portrayal of womanhood". But as a male pragmatist (and the possibility of the existence of female pragmatists is not ruled out – I'm a liberal remember) I feel moved to advise you about possible action to further your frankly stated views. You can be illiberal (God help us) and demand that governments ban this sort of thing. You can go on protest marches – which is a thing much liked by irate liberals. Or you can get really RADICAL (comes from the Latin radis which means at the roots) and embark on decisive grassroots actions aimed at uprooting this sort of degradation of womanhood. Now in rural Ireland (that was long before the planting of Spanish-style bungalows with tarmac driveways and septic tanks) in the 1920s, the 30s, the 40s and the 50s the Parish Priests of Eire allegedly used to take RADICAL ACTION against immoral hanky panky by amorous youth in the thick hedges of our Fair Land. They allegedly traipsed the country roadways on sunny weekend afternoons [which this year 2015 were eportedly found by holidaymakers only in the Costa del Sol etc.] and poked the hedges with walking sticks in order to "root out" (Latin word: extirpere from which we get the English word extirpiration) the totally unacceptable and horrifying cuddling goings on in them undergrowth biodiversity places. My dear horrified lady feminists, since you are a new moral priesthood (encouraged by your mass media editorial backers) you should dress up as Druid priestesses and take your crozier-shaped walking sticks to the pleasure places where birthday-suited comely maidens are laid flat on banqueting tables and adorned with grapes, apples and other citrus fruits for random picking by Vitamin C-deficient men. And youse should lift up the bunches of grapes deftly with your walking sticks and take them home forthwith to devour personally with your priestly friends.

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Comment on Unacceptable by nisakiman http://headrambles.com/2015/08/28/unacceptable/#comment-71041 Fri, 28 Aug 2015 20:18:52 +0000 http://headrambles.com/?p=8329#comment-71041 Heh! Yes, I read this one in the 'Daily Telegraph' yesterday, and was champing at the bit to tear the twatterers apart in the comments, but to my dismay the DT had decided, in their wisdom, that this was not an article they wanted comments on, so  I was left grumbling about fucking stupid feminists and puritans to myself. Grrr! 

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