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  1. https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/scotland-now/loch-ness-fc-unleash-new-22358894
  2. I second Dave78's link - there is quite an increase in these at the minute - as well as "fake" phone calls from "BT engineer", "Tax office" etc telling you to return the call etc. Most common just now are fake Amazon and fake "Aldi" vouchers as well as stuff claiming to be Tv licensing - these are generally more literate than the actual e-mails you get from Tv licensing 😄 Cybersecurity courses and the like tend to tell you that the fakes are poorly spelt and or use odd looking contact links - in my experience they are now more often than not as good if not better than genuine communications - Banks in particular are still sending out emails with embedded links in them - and they often make spelling mistakes. and use dodgy looking domains to send from. Both Paypal and Virgin media fairly recently sent out what looked like spam mail - in both cases they themselves weren't initially sure if the addresses were real or not (left hand not talking to right hand) and Barclays bank actually reported themselves to themselves for spam mail at one point..... Tyder - even though you probably nipped that in the bud so to speak, watch for an increase in that kind of nonsense as once they get a confirmed "live" address it gets passed around. I have an older e-mail address that I still keep active for a few things, that still gets a lot of spam due to some of it's details being revealed when Sony had their accounts compromised a few years ago (that's happened a few times to them in particular - Sony are only surpassed in my experience by Apple for being a shit company to deal with if you work in IT - and I'm Apple certified 😋 ). As you yourself realised after the fact - never use embedded links in any email - not even genuine ones - in fact if you can be bothered report them as spam to the issuer as they really need to break the habit of doing this nonsense. Also if you aren't already doing so then use two factor authentication on everything- yes it's pain getting texts to phones or whatever , but it makes things a lot more secure.
  3. Seems some pubs are open right now, Brel in Ashton lane was open and taking orders in it's Beer garden yesterday - I had a work colleague tell me he saw two hotels serving outside in the South side in the last few days as well. I've also have a "non-essential" shop near me that has been opening this week as well. Folk are just ignoring the Gov, both here and nationally - watch as the rules change to match whats actually happening on the ground as they won't be able to enforce it other wise. And here's Lewis Capaldi at the "Stag And Thistle" today - https://www.glasgowlive.co.uk/news/glasgow-news/lewis-capaldi-south-side-strathbungo-18446208 They are saying it's "takeaway" - but, I wonder what the cops say if you wander off down the road with your "takeaway" pint in your hand ?
  4. You too can check your eyesight... and stay at home ... https://twitter.com/stevie128k/status/1265237696756232192
  5. By way of comparison - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-asia-52794434/new-zealand-s-pm-stayed-calm-during-an-earthquake-on-live-tv
  6. Rich eejit forgets code for his "Pandemic" bunker in New Zealand - https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-19/-we-needed-to-go-rich-americans-activate-pandemic-escape-plans Douglas Adams wasn't writing fiction.
  7. Here's a turn up for the books that I don't see getting much air time on the news here - https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-19/oil-drops-to-18-year-low-on-global-demand-crunch-storage-woes Oil is in theory now worth negative amounts of money - that has far more economic consequences than Gov's printing money . Makes US behaviour in the near future very unpredictable I think. Edit - BBC picking up on it now - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52350082 d'oh and I see Hampden Loon picked up on it a page ago as well....
  8. I hold no torch for the Gov and believe they have royally effed up by being too slow at moving to lockdown. To those who think this is "scare tactics" or being overplayed I must disagree. I hope you are right, but I'm pretty sure you are not. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-52165397 I don't give a tinkers curse how the Tories try to spin it when it's all over - it doesn't matter... not one bit. Take this seriously.. deadly serious.
  9. Who needs April fool when we have this - https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/04/01/zoom_spotlight/ Guess the password and join in 😀 Can Boris and chums even spell competent
  10. Some interesting news from work today (I work at https://www.strath.ac.uk/research/advancedformingresearchcentre/ ) Scottish Government has set up a three level process for handling all enquiries that come in with regard to Covid-19 - NMIS https://www.nmis.scot/ will be at level two assessing proposals on a daily basis and facilitating the production of those ideas in practice - manufacture, supply chain etc. - a clearing house for ideas if you will. Also a production line for ventilators is currently going in down South at GKN - partly developed by Mclaren and Williams - secondary site is hoped to be setup at NMIS in the near future - looking to produce 175 ventilators each day when up to capacity.
  11. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-52004285
  12. The worrying thing is "Sharon" probably has as much chance of giving good advice as "take it on the chin" Johnson.
  13. It occurs to me that it might be as well that Labour didn't win the UK election - if they had - then some Tories would've kicked up at all the current spending if they had tried to bring this or similar policies in. I'm not saying Boris is great or anything - but, it's hard to attack him from the "right" on this.
  14. IT officer here - https://www.strath.ac.uk/research/advancedformingresearchcentre/ Been working from home for a week now as I have a "chest infection" - so I'm either infectious or in danger from infected 😛 On a skeleton rota now - but, don't believe we will shut up completely as we are now making parts for ventilators.
  15. Just discovered we are now in the Ventilator making business - seems we have the forging euipment required - https://www.strath.ac.uk/research/advancedformingresearchcentre/ Mclaren F1team are getting in on it as well - https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/51963897
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