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Going Geek info / Re: Windows 10 RIP
« Last Post by Maik on Thursday, 17 June, 2021 @ 20:24:34 »
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Microsoft will be unveiling the next version of Windows on 24 July.
https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/microsoft-windows-10-kill-update-b1866112.html

If it matters to anyone, I think that's 24 June, not July. If it's any interest to anyone (not me), Microsoft are holding a livestream announcement at 11:00 Eastern Time. I reckon that's 16:00 BST / 18:00 EEST: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/event
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 17/06/21
« Last Post by Maik on Thursday, 17 June, 2021 @ 14:27:19 »
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Kitten rescued after travelling to UK from Romania in furniture lorry
A four-week-old kitten made a ‘miraculous’ recovery after becoming trapped on board a lorry transporting furniture to the UK from Romania for almost a week

A four-week-old kitten trapped in a furniture lorry travelled to the UK from Romania before he was discovered, terrified and severely dehydrated.

The accidental stowaway, whom rescuers named Roman, is thought to have survived in the baking lorry for almost a week after sneaking on board “looking for somewhere cosy to sleep”.

Roman required intensive care and intravenous fluids after being discovered at a depot in Bedford. Rescuers say it’s a “miracle” he’s alive.

Staff at the depot called their colleague Tasmin Eastwood after finding the kitten who, coincidentally, is also coordinator of the Cats Protection charity’s nearby Bedford and Biggleswade branch.

The charity, who are sponsoring Roman’s treatment, have launched a JustGiving page to raise money to cover its £1,600 cost. At the time of writing, they have raised £710.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/kitten-rescue-lorry-uk-romania-b1867606.html
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 17/06/21
« Last Post by Maik on Thursday, 17 June, 2021 @ 11:15:03 »
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Google launches the "New Gmail" for everyone: here is how you enable or disable it

Google made the decision to keep it disabled for the majority of users in the beginning. If you have not been selected by the company as part of an experiment, chance is that you won't see the new Gmail interface and its functionality right away.

For that. you need to flip a switch in the Gmail settings to get started:

1. Open the Gmail web interface.
2. Select the cogwheel icon to display the quick settings, and there the "see all settings" option.
3. Go to Chat and Meet.
    1. To enable the new Gmail interface, select Google Chat next to Chat, and select Save Changes.
     2.To disable the new Gmail interface, switch to Off.

The new Gmail interface is loaded once you hit the save changes button on the page.
https://www.ghacks.net/2021/06/15/google-launches-the-new-gmail-for-everyone-here-is-how-you-enable-or-disable-it/
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 17/06/21
« Last Post by Maik on Thursday, 17 June, 2021 @ 11:00:27 »
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Double-jabbed UK tourists could skip amber-list quarantine under proposals
Ministers looking at loosening travel restrictions for fully vaccinated travellers returning to England

British travellers who have had two Covid vaccines could be allowed quarantine-free entry into England under plans being considered by ministers, the Guardian understands.

As the government grapples with allowing more trips abroad while trying to prevent the importation of new variants, changes are being considered to the traffic light system under which places are graded according to their Covid case and jab rate, determining whether and how people coming from them must isolate.

Only a handful of countries feature on the isolation-free green list, with 50 territories on the red list – meaning arrivals must stay in a quarantine hotel for 14 days.

The amber list, which features the vast majority of countries and to which Portugal was recently added, has prompted much more confusion. Official government advice urges people not to travel to these places, but there are no laws in place to stop people arriving from them and quarantining at home for up to 10 days, or using the test-to-release system to leave the house from day five.
https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2021/jun/16/vaccinated-british-travellers-could-skip-quarantine-on-return-under-new-plans
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 17/06/21
« Last Post by Maik on Thursday, 17 June, 2021 @ 10:57:10 »
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Covid: Ryanair and Manchester Airports Group take legal action over travel traffic light system

Ryanair and the owner of Manchester, London Stansted and East Midlands airports are to launch a legal challenge against the government over the travel traffic light system.

They call for more transparency about how the government decides which countries qualify for the green list of safe places to visit amid the pandemic.

The BBC understands it has the backing of other major UK airlines.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-57505736
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Kefalonia News / Re: Zakynthos ferry
« Last Post by Jolly Roger on Thursday, 17 June, 2021 @ 08:17:01 »
I sailed to Ag. Nicholaos yesterday and saw the new ferry. It is called Iason.

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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 17/06/21
« Last Post by Maik on Thursday, 17 June, 2021 @ 02:58:14 »
Even those who don't like football might be amazed by this goal in the World Cup qualifier between Canada and Haiti:


https://youtu.be/rnKk3fTncro?t=1
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Grapevine / News Briefs / 17/06/21
« Last Post by Maik on Thursday, 17 June, 2021 @ 02:54:06 »
Yesterday was another day with no new cases of coronavirus reported on Kefalonia by EODY.
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 16/06/21
« Last Post by Maik on Wednesday, 16 June, 2021 @ 21:07:55 »
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Cat returns home after family believe they cremated him
‘We cremated someone else’s cat,’ says owner Rachel Fitzsimons

A family were shocked when the cat they believed they had cremated returned home as if nothing had happened.

Frankie, a 16-year-old tabby, failed to return home in Warrington, Cheshire, on 19 May.

His owners launched a search and spotted a dead cat on the M6 motorway that looked similar a few days later.

Highways England was able to retrieve the animal and gave it to the family to be cremated.

But Frankie returned home a few days later.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/cat-returns-home-cremation-cheshire-b1866833.html

 :cat:
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Kefalonia News / Zakynthos ferry
« Last Post by Maik on Wednesday, 16 June, 2021 @ 20:52:11 »
Seems the Pessada-Agios Nikolaos ferry started running today, and will until 30 September. Scheduled times (may change):

Pessada - Ag. Nik: 07:45 & 18:00

Ag. Nik - Pessada: 09:45 & 19:45

Ionian Pelagos Lines
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