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Kef 'quakes / Re: Kef 'quakes: wobble watch
« Last Post by Maik on Thursday, 12 July, 2018 @ 17:48:34 »
Magnitude   ML 2.6
Region   GREECE
Date time   2018-07-12 13:39:08.2 UTC
Location   38.44 N ; 20.46 E
Depth   8 km
Distances   290 km W of Athens, Greece / pop: 730,000 / local time: 16:39:08.2 2018-07-12
114 km W of Pátra, Greece / pop: 164,000 / local time: 16:39:08.2 2018-07-12
29 km N of Argostólion, Greece / pop: 9,900 / local time: 16:39:08.2 2018-07-12
https://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=691958
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UK & World News / Re: UK weather warning
« Last Post by Maik on Wednesday, 11 July, 2018 @ 22:00:38 »
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How the current heatwave is providing unprecedented opportunities for archaeologists

The current heatwave is providing a near-unprecedented bonanza for archaeologists, as scorched conditions all over Britain expose the previously undiscovered or long-hidden outlines of everything from ancient fortifications to remnants of the Second World War.

In what was described as “a frantic race against time and weather”, archaeologists are scrambling into aeroplanes or flying drones to search for the outlines which are visible from the air as “crop marks”, before they are once more erased by rain.

In Wales alone the new discoveries have included an early medieval cemetery in south Gwynedd, a Roman villa in the Vale of Glamorgan, a prehistoric or Roman farm near Newport and a Roman fortlet near Magor, south Wales.

Members of the public are spotting the signs of everything from Bronze Age burial grounds in their local park to long-forgotten Second World War air raid shelters in back gardens and schools.

And for the professionals, something akin to archaeological gold-rush fever has set in.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/uk-weather-heatwave-archaeologists-discoveries-expose-hidden-treasure-history-crop-marks-forts-finds-a8442531.html
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Going Geek info / Flash Player 30.0.0.134
« Last Post by Maik on Wednesday, 11 July, 2018 @ 18:45:18 »
Adobe Flash Player 30.0.0.134
freeware, released 10/07/18

Security update. If Flash Player still installed it should auto-update for most users.

Download available at https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

Check Flash version at https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/about/
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Kefalonia News / Re: Notable dates 2018
« Last Post by Maik on Wednesday, 11 July, 2018 @ 14:53:58 »


'Sardine Feast', Poros plateia, Sunday, 15 July @ 20:30

live music, dancing, small fishes  :)
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UK & World News / Re: UK weather warning
« Last Post by Maik on Tuesday, 10 July, 2018 @ 23:38:06 »
Whether or not... take your pick

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UK weather: Tropical storm Chris could end British heatwave this weekend, forecaster warns
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/07/10/uk-weather-tropical-storm-chris-could-end-british-heatwave-forecaster/

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UK weather: Threat of hosepipe ban still looms as heatwave set to return this weekend
Parts of Britain may see first rain for weeks before mercury rises to 30C again by Saturday
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/uk-weather-latest-heatwave-hosepipe-ban-united-utilities-rain-drought-water-shortage-a8440191.html


Hm, according to the Independent there could be rain and thunderstorms on Thursday... that'll match the mood if Croatia defeat England on Wednesday night...

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Greek History & Culture / Oldest Odyssey?
« Last Post by Maik on Tuesday, 10 July, 2018 @ 18:59:22 »
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'Oldest known extract' of Homer's Odyssey discovered in Greece

Archaeologists in Greece have discovered what they believe to be the oldest known extract of Homer’s epic poem “The Odyssey”.

A team of Greek and German researchers found it on an engraved clay plaque in Ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games in the Peloponnese peninsula, the Greek culture ministry said on Tuesday.

Preliminary estimates date the finding to the Roman era, probably before the 3rd century AD.

The date still needed to be confirmed.
https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-greece-archaeology-odyssey/oldest-known-extract-of-homers-odyssey-discovered-in-greece-idUKKBN1K01OY
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Kef 'quakes / Re: Kef 'quakes: wobble watch
« Last Post by Maik on Tuesday, 10 July, 2018 @ 13:11:50 »
Magnitude   ML 2.4
Region   GREECE
Date time   2018-07-09 18:58:18.9 UTC
Location   38.41 N ; 20.35 E
Depth   10 km
Distances   299 km W of Athens, Greece / pop: 730,000 / local time: 21:58:18.9 2018-07-09
122 km W of Pátra, Greece / pop: 164,000 / local time: 21:58:18.9 2018-07-09
28 km NW of Argostólion, Greece / pop: 9,900 / local time: 21:58:18.9 2018-07-09
https://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=690373
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Hoaxes & Scams / Argos fake refund scam
« Last Post by Maik on Tuesday, 10 July, 2018 @ 02:51:24 »
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Argos text scam tricks customers through fake refund message

Cyber criminals are sending text messages that appear to come from Argos in an attempt to fool customers of the retail giant into sharing their personal information, including their payment details.

One scam message shared by a would-be victim on social media, stated: "Your Argos credit card has a refund of £270 from an overpayment." The message includes a link to what appears to be the Argos website, however leads to a phishing website designed to steal a person's personal information.
https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/argos-text-scam-customers-fake-message-refund-phishing-a8438721.html
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Kef 'quakes / Re: Kef 'quakes: wobble watch
« Last Post by Maik on Tuesday, 10 July, 2018 @ 02:31:10 »
Magnitude   ML 3.2
Region   IONIAN SEA
Date time   2018-07-09 07:14:16.8 UTC
Location   37.73 N ; 19.79 E
Depth   6 km
Distances   347 km W of Athens, Greece / pop: 730,000 / local time: 10:14:16.8 2018-07-09
180 km W of Pátra, Greece / pop: 164,000 / local time: 10:14:16.8 2018-07-09
79 km SW of Argostólion, Greece / pop: 9,900 / local time: 10:14:16.8 2018-07-09
https://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=690035
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Weird Wild Wacky / Re: Women fly a Dreamliner, but not allowed to drive a car!
« Last Post by Misty on Monday, 09 July, 2018 @ 19:35:04 »
The Daily Mail have published pics allegedly showing "women only parking spaces" in Saudi. 
 
             

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5876259/Pink-women-parking-spaces-appear-Saudi-Arabia.html

Seeing as it's the Daily Mail I assume that the comments are pretty cr*p.

Tony

Wonder what sign would go up for LBGT & transgender parking. Possibly a firing squad in Saudi.  :schtum:
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