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jimbo

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  1. I fondly remember my Mac Plus with its little 9 inch screen, my 'hockey puck' mouse which everyone but myself hated, my first iMac... and all the other Mac stuff I've used over the years.

    I knew he was ill but it was still a shock to read about his death this morning. RIP Steve Jobs.

    Jimbo

  2. The extreme lawlessness in pockets of deprived neighbourhoods in London is certainly going to require some answers, Maggs.

    "MPs on the House of Commons home affairs select committee are to conduct an enquiry into the rioting in London amid fears that a "toxic mix" of poor policing and social deprivation are to blame for the worst violence in the capital in decades."

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/aug/08/london-riots-mps-toxic-mix

    It wouldn't be the first time that riots occurred during times of increased hardship.

    The Police presence doesn't seem to be acting as a deterrent; according to these tv pictures.

    Jimbo

  3. I didn't know Amy Winehouse but I know people who were closely connected with her. Her struggle with addiction was well documented and her family and especially her father, worked hard to try and help her.

    Today, the dealers and reporters who stalked her relentlessly should have her death on their conscience, as should the promoters and managers who let, perhaps even encouraged her, to perform when she was extremely fragile and so obviously wasted.

    Ultimately, people need to take responsibility for their own recovery but in the distorted and toxic world of fame, drugs, flakes and sycophants that can be very hard to do and almost impossible to sustain.

    No one could save Amy Winehouse. At the end of the day, she couldn't save herself. It is a sad and tragic waste of life.

    When I heard the news on the radio I must admit I felt quite shaken - and very sad. I was a fan of her music. A hugely talented individual.

    Jimbo

  4. "multiquote is used when you want to quote more than one post in your reply. Select the " MultiQuote" button underneath the posts you want to quote, and you will notice that the button will change color. To undo this, just press the button again. When you have marked all the posts you want to quote, press the " Add Reply" button as normal."

    Jimbo

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