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  • #1128439
    Anonymous

    Hi General Lighting ,
    Its all a bit scary , and there is no escape !!!! . I remeber at Junior school we had a visit by the police . They gave a talk about what they did etc . And a part of it was they said we could give our finger prints . Most of the class went up and did it , but a few of us didnt . They explained that they wouldnt keep the finger prints and we could keep a copy , so why did they take two sets of prints ?

    Im no rebel and have never been introuble with the police , but something even at that early age told me not to do it . Funny how most of the class just accepted it but a small few of us said no .

    Regards
    Mungo

    #1149540
    Anonymous

    Hi General Lighting ,
    Its all a bit scary , and there is no escape !!!! . I remeber at Junior school we had a visit by the police . They gave a talk about what they did etc . And a part of it was they said we could give our finger prints . Most of the class went up and did it , but a few of us didnt . They explained that they wouldnt keep the finger prints and we could keep a copy , so why did they take two sets of prints ?

    Im no rebel and have never been introuble with the police , but something even at that early age told me not to do it . Funny how most of the class just accepted it but a small few of us said no .

    Regards
    Mungo

    #1129174
    General Lighting
    Moderator

    this was a fairly common thing to do at junior school age. Usually it happened at just before age 10 which is the age of criminal responsibility in England (its 8 in Scotland!)

    its possible (though unlikely) the school kept the second set or they may have planned used them for a project where they show how prints are lifted. most likely they would have been shredded later as even then it would be a controversial thing to do.

    I doubt the cops or schools back then really had the resources to store a useful set of fingerprints of an entire junior school’s worth of kids – even today (human rights implications aside) they’d struggle with this!

    what I do remember from high school days is when cops/schools/social services wanted a school file on somebody they just asked and got it. None of todays politically correct “data protection” laws, the info was just handed straight over, and “trouble makers” were clearly monitored right from junior school to high school and beyond – I suspect some of this info was also passed on to colleges/unis and employers! This might only have been happened in the area where I then lived (Berkshire) but the irony was there was less privacy back then but not the surveillance technology.

    #1150886
    General Lighting
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    this was a fairly common thing to do at junior school age. Usually it happened at just before age 10 which is the age of criminal responsibility in England (its 8 in Scotland!)

    its possible (though unlikely) the school kept the second set or they may have planned used them for a project where they show how prints are lifted. most likely they would have been shredded later as even then it would be a controversial thing to do.

    I doubt the cops or schools back then really had the resources to store a useful set of fingerprints of an entire junior school’s worth of kids – even today (human rights implications aside) they’d struggle with this!

    what I do remember from high school days is when cops/schools/social services wanted a school file on somebody they just asked and got it. None of todays politically correct “data protection” laws, the info was just handed straight over, and “trouble makers” were clearly monitored right from junior school to high school and beyond – I suspect some of this info was also passed on to colleges/unis and employers! This might only have been happened in the area where I then lived (Berkshire) but the irony was there was less privacy back then but not the surveillance technology.

    #1131879
    Pike Tom Us
    Participant

    grrr. made scrambled eggs in the same pan i used to make thai curry last night. was half asleep an didnt realise.

    #1168149
    Pike Tom Us
    Participant

    grrr. made scrambled eggs in the same pan i used to make thai curry last night. was half asleep an didnt realise.

    #1129856
    process
    Participant

    @smokeitup 402898 wrote:

    grrr. made scrambled eggs in the same pan i used to make thai curry last night. was half asleep an didnt realise.

    curried eggs doesnt sound too bad!

    #1163693
    process
    Participant

    @smokeitup 402898 wrote:

    grrr. made scrambled eggs in the same pan i used to make thai curry last night. was half asleep an didnt realise.

    curried eggs doesnt sound too bad!

    #1131880
    Pike Tom Us
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    @process 402902 wrote:

    curried eggs doesnt sound too bad!

    mate….

    #1168151
    Pike Tom Us
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    @process 402902 wrote:

    curried eggs doesnt sound too bad!

    mate….

    #1146912
    1984
    Participant

    eggs in curry are lovely

    #1182284
    1984
    Participant

    eggs in curry are lovely

    #1149786
    mr dobalina
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    so is this the most active thread on PV?

    ummm..ok…a rant. the friggin 55 bus then. ple dont get worse than you already are during winter. waited 45 mins this morning and 3 of them went past full. they are supposed to come 4-8 mins but, dont they understand that the less they run of them the more full they are and the less ppl they can pick up???? grrrrrr

    #1184350
    mr dobalina
    Participant

    so is this the most active thread on PV?

    ummm..ok…a rant. the friggin 55 bus then. ple dont get worse than you already are during winter. waited 45 mins this morning and 3 of them went past full. they are supposed to come 4-8 mins but, dont they understand that the less they run of them the more full they are and the less ppl they can pick up???? grrrrrr

    #1129175
    General Lighting
    Moderator

    oh, they understand. however privatised bus companies are motivated by profit and that means its more profitable to fill fewer buses and leave passengers on the street than put an extra bus on what is only half full..

    apparently its actually possible to ride a bicycle in London these days with less risk of being killed. might be worth a try…

    #1150887
    General Lighting
    Moderator

    oh, they understand. however privatised bus companies are motivated by profit and that means its more profitable to fill fewer buses and leave passengers on the street than put an extra bus on what is only half full..

    apparently its actually possible to ride a bicycle in London these days with less risk of being killed. might be worth a try…

    #1132636
    p0ly
    Participant

    i wouldn’t take the cycling risk myself, those damn cabbies.

    #1169387
    p0ly
    Participant

    i wouldn’t take the cycling risk myself, those damn cabbies.

    #1131645
    DaftFader
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    @mr dobalina 402937 wrote:

    so is this the most active thread on PV?

    ummm..ok…a rant. the friggin 55 bus then. ple dont get worse than you already are during winter. waited 45 mins this morning and 3 of them went past full. they are supposed to come 4-8 mins but, dont they understand that the less they run of them the more full they are and the less ppl they can pick up???? grrrrrr

    You from hackney? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    #1167747
    DaftFader
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    @mr dobalina 402937 wrote:

    so is this the most active thread on PV?

    ummm..ok…a rant. the friggin 55 bus then. ple dont get worse than you already are during winter. waited 45 mins this morning and 3 of them went past full. they are supposed to come 4-8 mins but, dont they understand that the less they run of them the more full they are and the less ppl they can pick up???? grrrrrr

    You from hackney? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    #1129176
    General Lighting
    Moderator

    @p0ly 402941 wrote:

    i wouldn’t take the cycling risk myself, those damn cabbies.

    it may be safer in some parts of London than elsewhere in SE England! the C charge has removed a lot of private cars, and there are reasonable cycle lanes in other areas. A friend from my local cycling group and is about the same age as me commutes to SE England for work says its perfectly safe these days compared with the 80s or 90s..

    with London though a lot of blokes particularly seem to want to treat their daily cycling as a competitive sport, donning dayglo lycra and crash-helmet, riding racers on potholed roads, and trying to be “hard men” and then wonder why they end up having a spill :you_crazy

    Londoners have only have managed to prang a handful of the Boris bikes – now there’s a old ugly looking clunker, and the bicycles aren’t too pretty either…

    #1150890
    General Lighting
    Moderator

    @p0ly 402941 wrote:

    i wouldn’t take the cycling risk myself, those damn cabbies.

    it may be safer in some parts of London than elsewhere in SE England! the C charge has removed a lot of private cars, and there are reasonable cycle lanes in other areas. A friend from my local cycling group and is about the same age as me commutes to SE England for work says its perfectly safe these days compared with the 80s or 90s..

    with London though a lot of blokes particularly seem to want to treat their daily cycling as a competitive sport, donning dayglo lycra and crash-helmet, riding racers on potholed roads, and trying to be “hard men” and then wonder why they end up having a spill :you_crazy

    Londoners have only have managed to prang a handful of the Boris bikes – now there’s a old ugly looking clunker, and the bicycles aren’t too pretty either…

    #1149788
    mr dobalina
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    @General Lighting 402940 wrote:

    oh, they understand. however privatised bus companies are motivated by profit and that means its more profitable to fill fewer buses and leave passengers on the street than put an extra bus on what is only half full..

    apparently its actually possible to ride a bicycle in London these days with less risk of being killed. might be worth a try…

    I do ride! but some bastard stole my seat and new contract has me wearing a suit. oh i loved casuals. rode very day in casuals. grrrr to formal attire.

    daftfader: indeed hackney road reprezent ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    #1184354
    mr dobalina
    Participant

    @General Lighting 402940 wrote:

    oh, they understand. however privatised bus companies are motivated by profit and that means its more profitable to fill fewer buses and leave passengers on the street than put an extra bus on what is only half full..

    apparently its actually possible to ride a bicycle in London these days with less risk of being killed. might be worth a try…

    I do ride! but some bastard stole my seat and new contract has me wearing a suit. oh i loved casuals. rode very day in casuals. grrrr to formal attire.

    daftfader: indeed hackney road reprezent ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    #1129177
    General Lighting
    Moderator

    @mr dobalina 402949 wrote:

    I do ride! but some bastard stole my seat and new contract has me wearing a suit. oh i loved casuals. rode very day in casuals. grrrr to formal attire.

    This is one reason I moved away from London / SE England. Not only have I not worn a tie for work since 2006, I don’t even have to go to the office until the afternoon as I can do the first part of the days work from home (full remote access and a VOIP link to my “office” phone number)..

    its remarkably difficult though these days to find a traditional “nut and bolt” seat post clamp compared to QR ones which of course makes it easier for thieves :rant: – I am always worried about this whenever I lock my bike up in town. At work it it often gets stored in the office!

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