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jma
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Re: Yorkshire Evening Post

Postby jma » Wed 04 Jan, 2017 11:22 pm

To be thread-to-needle, the certain error is in counting 1900 as the first year of the new century. There can have been no year 0 AD, the first being 1. So the first century ended at the end of the year 100 AD. So, 1900 was the last year of the 19th century. The same reasoning explains why 2017 is in the 21st century: there was no Century Zero.
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Re: Yorkshire Evening Post

Postby volvojack » Thu 12 Jan, 2017 5:26 pm

[quote="Leodian"]Oh dear the YEP poor thing, you've got to feel sorry for it at times ;).

Yesterday's issue (Monday January 2 2017) was dated Tuesday January 2 2017 on its front page and Monday January 1 2017 on its back page :roll: (the date on other pages that I checked had the correct date). Today's issue (Tuesday January 3 2017) has though got the correct date!

I know I've done lots of posts in this YEP thread but I do not deliberately set out to find things. It's just that some things stand out, being so obvious. I do however hope that I have not become boring by posting so many items
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Hello jma. This is the post above that is there when i come on site. maybe i intended add something to it but one thing is crtain i can't get rid of it.
I really appreciate you taking the time out to be helpful. Browsers etc. are way above my head, all i know is that each time i have come on site previously i have been straight on all the subject. now it is always this.

THe difference is i could delete all lof this but can't delte it on my page.



Sorry to be such a dope. Jack Daly.
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jma
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Re: Yorkshire Evening Post

Postby jma » Thu 12 Jan, 2017 6:37 pm

I'd be the last person to consider anybody a dope for not being a computer expert. The people I get annoyed with are experts whose understanding of a subject is insufficient to be able to explain it without jargon. My point there is that I am pretty good at following instructions, but no good when somebody assumes that everybody knows this or that. I like my instructions thread-to-needle.

I've looked it up and the jargon I didn't know was "address bar." That's where you type in whatever you want to search for. One of the many wonders of these things is that they can guess at what you want if you are not being precise, but that's only useful if the computer's mind works just like the user's.

I often refer to a computer putting its tongue out at me when what I'm trying to do doesn't match what the darned thing expects. Whatever the cause it's very frustrating and I appreciate how you probably feel just now, having been there myself many times.

I still believe that you need to limit your search to secretleeds.com
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Re: Yorkshire Evening Post

Postby dogduke » Mon 06 Feb, 2017 5:40 pm

According to this mornings/night edition the YEP has a new editor one Hannah Thaxter who talks like
the proverbial new broom !

Let's hope she reads this thread then,all 72 pages !
Consciousness: That annoying time between naps.

90% of being smart is knowing what you're dumb at.



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Re: Yorkshire Evening Post

Postby warringtonrhino » Tue 07 Feb, 2017 1:39 pm

[quote="jma"]I'd be the last person to consider anybody a dope for not being a computer expert. The people I get annoyed with are experts whose understanding of a subject is insufficient to be able to explain it without jargon. My point there is that I am pretty good at following instructions, but no good when somebody assumes that everybody knows this or that. I like my instructions thread-to-needle.

The one that used to confuse me was the instruction hit 'RETURN'.
I spent several hours looking for a key called RETURN, only to find out that the 'experts' had renamed it ENTER and not told anyone.

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