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  1. @karin_brenig I have a later post than that. The last one in any of my feeds is this:-

    dated 20th July at 12:35 am

     

    The feed here: https://www.toytowngermany.com/ still sort of seems to be working, new posts are showing up there.

     

    I think with the double-post issue as well there is probably an actual database error, and my guess is that this was caused by somone trying an sql injection attack against the database and sending a 0 into a table somewhere.

     

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  2. @karin_brenig I have a later post than that. The last one in any of my feeds is this:-

    dated 20th July at 12:35 am

     

    The feed here: https://www.toytowngermany.com/ still sort of seems to be working, new posts are showing up there.

     

    I think with the double-post issue as well there is probably an actual database error, and my guess is that this was caused by somone trying an sql injection attack against the database and sending a 0 into a table somewhere.

     

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  3. Often a black wire is used between switches in a multi-switch configuration and so it is live or neutral depending on the position of the switches, but if you don't have tools to test or certain knowledge then call a professional.

    Don't rely on 'some bloke on the internet' telling you it will be safe.

     

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  4. Often a black wire is used between switches in a multi-switch configuration and so it is live or neutral depending on the position of the switches, but if you don't have tools to test or certain knowledge then call a professional.

    Don't rely on 'some bloke on the internet' telling you it will be safe.

     

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  5. @Dembo I think the real problem is this idea that there is 'one problem and one solution'.

    The stuff you say about passport control is right, but there are a bunch of other problems too. If passport control were running at full efficiency it would only solve that one thing.

     

    Passport control is slower simply because more checks have to be done. This applies to everyone. However for trucks etc it's both passport control and customs checks.

    Because of this delay, the trucks are backing up.

    Because the trucks are backing up the motorway is being used as a carpark. Because the motorway is blocked people are being diverted onto other roads.

    Because the other roads are too small for the traffic volume there are huge delays and misery for travellers.

     

    As you say they had lots of time between the vote and the implementation date to think about this stuff, but as I said everyone in the industry was screaming for help both in terms of detail regarding the plans and money to finance it all. The government provided neither.

     

    IMO Brexit was always going to be hell, but both explicit bad choices driven by hard-line ideology and negligent preparation caused by the kakistocracy that the English citizenry chose to elect lead to the current shitshow.

     

    I've moved on from the transport stuff and I'm looking at the NHS. People are now seriously suggesting charges for hospital stays because they are so short of money.

    I thought we were going to have £350m per week extra to fund the NHS properly...

     

     

     

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  6. @Dembo I think the real problem is this idea that there is 'one problem and one solution'.

    The stuff you say about passport control is right, but there are a bunch of other problems too. If passport control were running at full efficiency it would only solve 

     

    Passport control is slower simply because more checks have to be done. This applies to everyone. However for trucks etc it's both passport control and customs checks.

    Because of this delay, the trucks are backing up.

    Because the trucks are backing up the motorway is being used as a carpark. Because the motorway is blocked people are being diverted onto other roads.

    Because the other roads are too small for the traffic volume there are huge delays and misery for travellers.

     

    As you say they had lots of time between the vote and the implementation date to think about this stuff, but as I said everyone in the industry was screaming for help both in terms of detail regarding the plans and money to finance it all. The government provided neither.

     

    IMO Brexit was always going to be hell, but both explicit bad choices driven by hard-line ideology and negligent preparation caused by the kakistocracy that the English citizenry chose to elect lead to the current shitshow.

     

    I've moved on from the transport stuff and I'm looking at the NHS. People are now seriously suggesting charges for hospital stays because they are so short of money.

    I thought we were going to have £350m per week extra to fund the NHS properly...

     

     

     

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  7. On 23/07/2022, 06:48:28, Keleth said:

    Brexit is a part of it but is not the only reason.

    No you are right, some of the problems around the ports in the UK are due to the chronic underfunding and mismanagement of road and rail infrastructure outside the capital, and some of them are probably down to bloody mindedness on the part of the French authorities.

    The underfunding is classic London politics made worse by the fact that what money which was made available was being spent on keeping out "undesirables" instead of making the traffic flow easily.

    The French bloody-mindedness is both totally expected and in this case totally justified, the UK has pissed around so much here that I can't see they are doing anything wrong here.

    There role is to protect the integrity of the EU/Schengen border not to make it easy for Johnny-Englander to get a sun-tan.

    For years before the new brexit rules kicked in, the hauliers and the ports (and anyone with a lick of sense) said that something needed to be done to fix the problems.

     

    For the last 2 years we had mostly the same issue but without the holiday makers because of covid. Any investment that was made was to keep the food flowing, but that in and of itself was too little too late, and now that people are allowed to travel again it's chaos exactly as predicted.

    A huge lorry park on the M20 will "help", with lots of extra trucks, but it won't help the families trying to go away to France.

     

    Now that brexit is here, all those symptoms of a chronically broken system are much more visible, because a system that was already past the point of no return in a race to the bottom for quality vs cost, is simply unable to cope with any major shock.

     

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