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MrX and Dave Morriss catching up after nearly a year

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Duration: 01:02:04




We recorded this on Sunday March 6th 2022. The last time we set up a chat like this was back in March 2021, almost exactly a year ago surprisingly!

Note on the title: we spoke a little on the subject of the Scots language in the show - when speaking of the current census - so the title uses a Scots term.

Topics discussed

  • COVID:
    • Losing track of time
  • Christmas:
    • A quiet time for both of the hosts, with some family time
  • Dave’s family matters:
    • Son graduated after doing an MSc and got a job quite quickly last year
    • Daughter had graduated from an MSc the year before and also got a job this year.
    • Dave had a bout of shingles in early January, which lasted about 6-7 weeks overall. If you can get a shingles vaccination as you age, get one!
  • UK heating, boilers, etc.
    • MrX’s in-laws had a boiler failure during the cold weather, and a gas leak!
    • Dave had a leak in his cold water tank in the attic which flooded the room below. He decided to completely upgrade the heating system, remove all tanks and put in a new pressurised condensing gas boiler. See the Wikipedia page for an overview of central heating systems.
    • Old-style plumbing; coal fires, back boilers and dampers.
    • The era of coal:
      • Gas poker used for starting domestic (usually coal) fires
      • Coal gas made from coal, superseded by natural gas
      • Gasometer storage device for coal gas
  • Internet connectivity:
    • Dave has transitioned from ADSL to fibre since the last show
      • Fibre to the Premises, with up to 1 Gbit/s if desired
      • New router using Wireless 6
    • MrX has Fibre to the Cabinet
    • Dave’s new router doesn’t allow the Pi-hole to work at the moment
  • Chromebook:
    • MrX has acquired a Chromebook since our last show
      • It is convenient to use. Made answering the online Scottish Census quite straightforward.
  • Census and Scots Language:
    • The Census asks about the Scots Language, whether the person can speak and understand it.
    • Dave follows @lenniesaurus on Twitter who introduces a daily Scots word.
    • According to Wikipedia:

    Scots is recognised as an indigenous language of Scotland, a regional or minority language of Europe, and a vulnerable language by UNESCO. In the 2011 Scottish Census, over 1.5 million people in Scotland reported being able to speak Scots.


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Comment #1 posted on 2022-04-15 13:03:50 by Some Guy On The Internet


These are the recordings, captured by the United Kingdom’s National Crime Agency, in a 40 year investigation of infamous hacker Dave Morriss & the Notorious Mr. X. Some may argue we wasted millions (£ GBP) in man hours to capture this audio; we argue the knowledge of old English plumbing was worth it. (whispers to Dave and MrX) Do another one.
Comment #2 posted on 2022-04-15 16:19:33 by brian-in-ohio


Good to hear you guys are "Still Game";-)

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