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    Quote Originally Posted by gremlin View Post
    Well that dilemma solved itself easily. Just been fannying about with the work mobile as tonight it will be wiped of all non-business data (photos, etc.), apps (what? No Duolingo to practice me Italian?! Nope. Watsapp is the only one I had that is allowed) and now will be recorded for texts, Watsapp messages and calls (even with a tin hat on, apparently).

    So, me own phone it is then. First time in about 20 years I've actually had to have a phone I pay for. Do they still do Nokias with the Snake game?
    How can they record Whatsapp messages? I thought they were encrypted?


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    Dunno. Beyond my level of technical understanding but has to be done due to naughty bankers using Whatsapp chat groups to do naughty things apparently.

    Either way, as Dunc would say, 'I'm ooot!'

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    Dunno. Beyond my level of technical understanding but has to be done due to naughty bankers using Whatsapp chat groups to do naughty things apparently.

    Either way, as Dunc would say, 'I'm ooot!'
    We had a similar sort of warning from our UK head of cyber security (or something), tbh it was for the lower ranks as some were taking the michael, but I still went out and got my own phone.
    First time I'd had my own phone for years as well, but it's a pita carrying two phones around.

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    For Christmas I'd like Arianna Grande, ready and willing to do anything and have anything done to her.

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    Default Re: I got asked that dreaded question last night...'What do you want for Christmas?'

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    It seems I'm about 20.

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    Default Re: I got asked that dreaded question last night...'What do you want for Christmas?'

    Oh, THAT dreaded question...... not "did you come?"

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    Nothing, not even socks, that anyone is likely to buy me. I'm picky about socks, black 100% cotton from M&S. Nice first world problem to have.

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    Default Re: I got asked that dreaded question last night...'What do you want for Christmas?'

    Quote Originally Posted by gremlin View Post
    The missus was asked by a member of her family what I wanted. Now, much as I appreciate the fact that somebody would like to give me a gift, I never have the slightest clue. I'm 48 and I've probably got everything I need in life, plus I feel embarrassed that anybody should feel the need to splash their hard-earned cash on me. I'd rank 'What do you want for Christmas?' up there with 'Ready for your prostate examination?'. I've tried asking for nothing, only to be told that I'm being all Bah Humbug.



    Anyhow, I thought long and hard and came up with something that I could really do with....socks.




    Edit: I read a 'fact' the other day (how true I don't know), that the money spent in the UK on Christmas gifts last year would fund the NHS from Boxing Day 'til the 17th Feb. Sobering thought.
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    Oh, THAT dreaded question...... not "did you come?"



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    We had a similar sort of warning from our UK head of cyber security (or something), tbh it was for the lower ranks as some were taking the michael, but I still went out and got my own phone.
    First time I'd had my own phone for years as well, but it's a pita carrying two phones around.
    I've got a dual SIM phone.

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    Default Re: I got asked that dreaded question last night...'What do you want for Christmas?'

    You want a Sonika phone.

    It's what the cons use in prison, because they're so small you can hide them easily, maybe even up your bum.

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    Ok - I've worked it out - I want a quad with winter tyres for the snow Thanx all. xxxx

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    Oh and just remember, every time you mention Christmas before December, Santa kills another Elf!!



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