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« Reply #90 on: August 17, 2019, 10:15:48 am »

Incidentally who programmed the software to show the time as 03:26:53 am  Smiley

Why not? Isn't 03:26:53 pm a valid date? The orthography may be unfamiliar, but...
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« Reply #91 on: August 17, 2019, 11:38:27 am »

Incidentally who programmed the software to show the time as 03:26:53 am  Smiley

Why not? Isn't 03:26:53 pm a valid date? The orthography may be unfamiliar, but...

No. I would call it the time!  Grin
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« Reply #92 on: August 17, 2019, 11:52:34 am »

Incidentally who programmed the software to show the time as 03:26:53 am  Smiley

Why not? Isn't 03:26:53 pm a valid date? The orthography may be unfamiliar, but...

No. I would call it the time!  Grin

A lot of common sayings don't bear close examination, and "you can't turn back the clock" must be about the silliest. Obviously you can - we all do it to match conventional time as it changes, with place or season. We can also do it for any other reason, for no reason, or by mistake. What we can't do is change time itself to match a clock.

On top of that, if you do turn your clock back a whole day, it says ...exactly the same. While a clock may have a date indication, that bit is a calendar, not a clock. (Electronics and computer jargon is different from everyday usage in this.) Of course you can't change time itself to match a calendar either.

But now I shall have to admit that confusing clocks and calendars just human nature, and hardly warrants such criticism.
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« Reply #93 on: September 01, 2019, 05:13:02 am »

We have just completed the busiest August ever on the forum (measured in number of posts) - looking all the way back to 2007. Not by a huge amount, but the busiest anyway. 

Part of the growth can - for once - be assigned to a big positive - that was "Meet the Manager" when Mark Hopwood came onto the forum to answer questions early in the month.  There is still a tail of that to follow up  - thank you for various reminders over the last few days and, please, the delay / lack of that follow up relates to the forum and not to Mark or his team ... and we should concede "Meet the Manager" with a further "Thank you" and a rosy glow of how it worked, even though some of the elements discussed remain far from rosy.

Just like August 2018, the forum was busy in August 2019.  And, sadly, a significant amount of that remains concerns at issues ... staff shortages, cancellations, infrastructure issues have not gone away. Indeed short term cancellations on the TransWilts feel even worse than in previous years, and planned engineering service reductions  have been replaced by very short notice (a few hours up to a a day) which really knock passenger confidence.  We also have new problems like overhead wire problems. I do look forward to a quieter forum at some time in the future because there's nothing going wrong to take about - though even better would be a forum where we're onto positives ... pictures of the construction of Aztec West station, new artwork at Portishead, marketing of the combined rail-and-bus Wessex season, welcoming  the increase from 5 to 8 carriages on the half hourly Swansea to Portsmouth service, and celebrating the ForAll railcard.
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