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Ian E Kershaw

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September 14, 2016
 

iOS10

Oh dear.

So many bugs in this update. Steve Jobs would never have let it be released.

I am very, very disappointed.

If this was a school report it would be:

'Cook tries hard but must concentrate on the basics and not on flights of fancy'

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September 7, 2016
 

Apple:

I have been a user of Apple products since the first iPhone. Since that day I have been a big user and have always had their most up to date kit.

I was looking forward to today's event and considering where my money would be spent first. That was right up to the moment I watched Tim & his crew present Apple's latest offerings.

Sad to say Apple are no longer leading the pack, although that could be said for the last couple of years, and as such that money will be kept in firmly in my account.

I only hope iPhone 8 & Apple Watch (series 3) are truly groundbreaking or I may have to change my allegiance.

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August 26, 2016
 

Advertising:

In addition to my last post I have just seen two more adverts. I should point out that I very rarely watch any television but on this occasion I wanted to watch a sporting event I am interested in. For that reason I was forced to suffer the adverts during said event. The thing is this:

The first advert features F1 World Champion Lewis  Hamilton.

The second features James Corden.  I have no idea what he has done for me to know who he is, but he is all over the media of late.

The point is I have no idea what they were advertising. That said, if I could remember, would I buy those products anyway? Of course not. Any company prepared to waste their money on such ineffective adver...

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August 26, 2016
 

Microsoft:

I'm not sure about the rest of the world but here in the UK we have a series of adverts for some Microsoft product. Now the only thing I can remember about them is the phrase 'I couldn't do that on a Mac'.

Now the last thing anyone should do is Knock the competition. The thing is you can 'do it' on an iPad Pro.

Microsoft, you lost me when I got my first iPhone. Negative advertising will not get me back, especially as my Apple kit does everything that I need.

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August 18, 2016
 

Olympics - again.

Triathlon: An Olympic sport.

BMX: On please, grow up.

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August 15, 2016
 

Pokemon Go

It seems that makers of this 'game for retards' are going to hand out lifetime bans for those who are found to have been cheating.

I would go further and just have them put down. It is, clearly, bad enough that they engage in such stupidity.  Cheating indicates on such a worthless activity suggests that their life is so pointless that their only worth is that of organ donors.

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August 14, 2016
 

Golf, tennis & more.

These two should not, under any circumstances, be an Olympic sport. Of course there are many, many more equally stupid inclusions - synchronised drowning for one.

Secondly it is ridiculous to regard Phelps as the greatest Olympian ever. Yes he has won the most medals but as he can swim, is the best at that time, can compete in several variants of the same sport at the same games what do you expect.

True greatness is being the best over a full career. So bring on Steve Redgrave (I refuse to acknowledge all that 'Sir Steve' bollocks, that belongs in the middle ages and not in modern society) - gold medals at five (that is 5) Olympics.

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August 7, 2016
 

Reality:

Now here is something that really does boil my piss.

Christopher Biggins, a third rate actor at the most, has been expelled from some unimportant TV program. Firstly I couldn't give a flying fuck and secondly why is this on the BBC news?

If I wanted to be interested in that sort of shit I would have had my brain removed. A letter to the BBC is on its way.

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August 4, 2016
 

In a recent study it appears that the brains of the obese are 10 years older than their slim contemporaries. Hardly a shock if you think about it. In fact I would go further and suggest they are probably at the very least 10 points lower on the IQ scale.

You only have to look at the pathetic excuses these fat twats use to 'explain away' their disgusting state.

Before you start to criticise me just remember - matter cannot be created or destroyed - so if you take in more than you burn off you get fat.

So cut out the excuses, forget the shit food and do some exercise. Not exactly difficult, is it?

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July 30, 2016
 

So Clinton vs Trump.

A unpleasant scheming witch vs a pompous mouthy maniac.

Discuss.

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June 23, 2016
 

Smokers - yet again.

Britain banned smoking in bars, restaurants, offices etc. sometime ago and what a huge benefit it has been. It only needs now for it to be banned everywhere except little pens where those who seem to think it is acceptable to polute the air of the rest of us can sit in their own filth.

Now to the point of my latest letter. I have just returned from seven days in Pefkos, Rhodes. People are allowed to smoke indoors and it seems the silly smokers are attempting to make up for their lack of opportunity in the UK to make the most of it in Greece.

Secondly there was less than 1% using E-cigs and yet in the UK there are more using them than those puffing away on a fag. This p...

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June 12, 2016
Hartlepool, United Kingdom

Yet another mass shooting in the USA.

Tragic.

I do wonder what planet the NRA are on when they continue to 'bang on' about the right the bare arms. Morons with a clear issue with the size of their penis (applies to men obviously, but I thought I might have to clarify that for the NRA morons)

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June 12, 2016
 

So once again a minority of football 'fans' cause trouble and the majority of the population nearby by end up suffering as a result.

What we need is swift severe action against these mindless thugs. Take them down, give them a sound beating and then send them home. Their passports should be removed from them for life and their bank accounts raided to repair the damage.

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June 11, 2016
 

Apparently a football event starts today in France. We are, according to the media, all supposed to be interested in this.

The fact is I couldn't give two flying fucks and as such my TV will not be turned on until the end of this non event. I shall limit myself to selected web pages to reach the real news.

Football is played and watched by morons. The violence happening already in France, by England 'fans', proves my point.

I am available for weddings etc..

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June 4, 2016
 

R.I.P Muhammad Ali

What a very sad day indeed.

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June 3, 2016
 

Has it really been that long since my last letter? Crikey!

There have been two pieces of news that have interested me recently. One from Japan & one from the USA. Both concern the unbelievably stupid behaviour of parents but only one has a happy ending.

Firstly to Japan and the parents of a child 'dropped off' in the woods as a way of punishment. Thankfully the child has been found and has come to no real harm.

Secondly a pair of fat, clearly idiotic parents who let their child fall into a gorilla enclosure. Sadly, despite the gorilla not harming the child it was shot.

I would have shot the bloody parents, in both cases.

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May 29, 2016
 

I like this app. In fact I would go so far as to say that is app could become one of my favourites. It could but it needs a serious addition.

A dislike option.

I would love to comment on all the vomit inducing crap (you know the stuff - shit poetry & the like) that many post on here, but I haven't got the time. So a simple 'dislike' option would be great, time saving addition.

It can't be difficult do provide such an option but it seems that, in current times, people are unable to accept anything but positive responses. No wonder the world is in meltdown.

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May 29, 2016
 

I am currently watching the European Gymnastics event. In the pommel horse event almost every competitor 'fell off' during their routine. The thing is the BBC commentator described everyone, but one, to a mistake by the individual. Of course when the Brit 'fell off' that was the fault of the equipment.

Such reporting is ridiculously biased and the commentator needs to be strapped to the horse itself and shot with shit. I am more than happy to provide the material.

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May 26, 2016
 

So the UK has declared 'legal highs' illegal. Now this is one of those subjects were I have two distinct and opposing thoughts on the subject.

Firstly what a great idea but that you could only be sentenced 'up to' seven years is quite frankly ridiculous. Seven years, with serious hard labour, should be just the starting point. We need to clampdown down on this vile trade which creates misery for many and wealth for the few.

Then, I think:

You know what, make all drugs legal & tax them. Thinking about it further, let anyone sell them as we currently sell alcohol & tobacco. The government may as well take some money out of this trade.

Why not, if people are dumb enough to take such substanc...

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May 25, 2016
 

Vaping:- Replacing a well known health hazard with an unknown potential health hazard.

Dumb to dumber?

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May 24, 2016
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom

I will have to return to the subject of smoking.

It seems that the majority of smokers are those that can least afford it. Or is it the case that they are poor because they smoke?

Why bother starting smoking I the first place?

Do you realise just how stupid you look huddled outside pubs and offices?

Do you realise that your breath, clothes & hair smell?

Have you not thought of what you could spend the money you waste on cigarettes on?

Do you realise what damage you are doing to your health and why should the health services repair that damage?

Why can you not put the residue of your obnoxious little habit in a bloody waste bin rather than litter the streets?

End of message.

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May 20, 2016
 

I am a frequent user of the Aspire Lounge at Newcastle Airport and very nice it is as well. However I am always frustrated by the Wi-Fi as every time you connect you are requested to register.

Just how many times do you want my details? I have told you twenty or thirty times in the last five years.

Not only that but checking into the lounge is always a challenge. I have a card, I also have it as an app on my phone and yet these systems fail four times out of five and the staff gave to enter my details manually. Which is exactly what happened this morning.

I would have thought that these basics would be sorted out as a matter of some urgency. After all I have my boarding pass on my phone,...

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May 19, 2016
Sunderland, United Kingdom

I have been known to enter a Macdonald's, I refuse to call them restaurants, but only for a coffee and the toilet facilities. It cannot be denied that this company and many similar have been part of the rise in obesity in every country where they are established.

Not content with feeding masses hideous processed food they introduced the drive through a as well. This just compounds the problem making the already slovenly even more bone idle. Of course there is also a knock on effect. For some reason McD's have far more staff catering for the lazy meaning that I, the one who has managed to park my car and walked, have to wait longer for my coffee (black, no sugar obviously). Now that really g...

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May 18, 2016
 

Now when I was growing up there was only one cartoon that I would stop what I was doing and make an effort to watch.

That was, of course, the superb Top Cat. It was based on the equally great Phil Silvers Show (I do wonder why there isn't an apostrophe in the title, but no matter).

How sad it is that the wonderful cartoon characters are now being used to advertise a UK bank.

The advert is in the spirit of the thing but hardly does it justice. Sad really.

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May 17, 2016
 

So we now have another colossal cruise ship, Harmony of the Seas, about to set off on its maiden voyage. It will take somewhere near 6000 passengers and have 2100 crew to pamper them.

Having watched cruise ships arrive and depart many ports over the years it has convinced me that it has to be very similar to being deported, especially the way they are all herded onto & off buses at an alarming speed. The staff only need a few guard dogs and cattle prods to complete the picture.

There's more, you see them arriving at some historic location and being 'given an hour' to take it all in before they are stuffed back on the bus for the next item on the tour itinerary. What is the bloody point?

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May 16, 2016
 

Liberté Chan, a TV weather presenter was provided with a cardigan, during a live broadcast, to cover up her 'inappropriate' dress. There had been, apparently, email complaints from viewers which forced the station to act on this issue.

I would love to know who those pea-brained idiot complainers are. I could then chuck rocks at them.

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May 15, 2016
Hartlepool, United Kingdom

Eurovision Song Contest:

Two things:

1) Australia can enter, what part of Europe is that?

2) Please stop this ridiculous contest at once.

That's all folks....

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May 12, 2016
 

It was a big night for Premiership football in England last night.....apparently.

Repeat next season, the season after, ad infinitum....yawn, snooze & snore.

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