Random Stuff # 25

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Random Stuff # 25

Postby Nucks » Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:38 pm

Received an email today (a bogus one) telling me I have a refund from HMRC and all I need to do is click on the link and provide credit card details to them. eyebrow

Seems legit :ooer:

:gigglesnshit: Did a quick google search and sure enough it’s a scam. Of course I did think it peculiar that if I’m owed money why would I need to provide a credit card number.
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Re: Random Stuff # 24

Postby jra » Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:08 am

Nucks wrote:
jra wrote:I get a bacteria and virus testing kit out for any food that might be off and when the results come back from the lab, then I'll know whether to eat it or not.

But seriously. Most things can be re-heated within a day or two, but be wary of rice, fish and especially shellfish if they might have passed their re-heat or sell by date.


I only found out a few years ago about rice being potentially dodgy when reheating.


Also, some rice can contain traces of arsenic.

But, it's mainly about toxins and some shellfish toxins especially can be deadly.

Amnesic shellfish poisoning.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amnesic_s ... _poisoning

Paralytic shellfish poisoning.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paralytic ... _poisoning

https://www.food.gov.uk/safety-hygiene/arsenic-in-rice
https://www.nhs.uk/common-health-questi ... poisoning/

And definitely stay away from this.

Fugu/pufferfish.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fugu#Toxicity

I'd also recommend not eating raw fish, e.g. Sashimi, unless it has been pickled or frozen for an extended period.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sashimi#Safety
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Re: Random Stuff # 24

Postby jra » Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:12 am

Nucks wrote:Received an email today (a bogus one) telling me I have a refund from HMRC and all I need to do is click on the link and provide credit card details to them. eyebrow

Seems legit :ooer:

:gigglesnshit: Did a quick google search and sure enough it’s a scam. Of course I did think it peculiar that if I’m owed money why would I need to provide a credit card number.


HMRC would normally just credit your bank account and send you a letter (rather than e-mail) to say this has happened.
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Re: Random Stuff # 24

Postby Dean » Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:18 am

jra wrote:
Nucks wrote:
jra wrote:I get a bacteria and virus testing kit out for any food that might be off and when the results come back from the lab, then I'll know whether to eat it or not.

But seriously. Most things can be re-heated within a day or two, but be wary of rice, fish and especially shellfish if they might have passed their re-heat or sell by date.


I only found out a few years ago about rice being potentially dodgy when reheating.


Also, some rice can contain traces of arsenic.

But, it's mainly about toxins and some shellfish toxins especially can be deadly.

Amnesic shellfish poisoning.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amnesic_s ... _poisoning

Paralytic shellfish poisoning.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paralytic ... _poisoning

https://www.food.gov.uk/safety-hygiene/arsenic-in-rice
https://www.nhs.uk/common-health-questi ... poisoning/

And definitely stay away from this.

Fugu/pufferfish.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fugu#Toxicity

I'd also recommend not eating raw fish, e.g. Sashimi, unless it has been pickled or frozen for an extended period.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sashimi#Safety


So you’re teling me this pufferfish I have in the fridge is no good now?
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Re: Random Stuff # 24

Postby Lady Murasaki » Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:20 am

I reckon you’ll be alright if you eat it next week.
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Re: Random Stuff # 24

Postby Dean » Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:26 am

Lady Murasaki wrote:I reckon you’ll be alright if you eat it next week.


You don’t mean that... :shake head:
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Re: Random Stuff # 24

Postby jra » Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:32 am

Dean wrote:
jra wrote:
Nucks wrote:
jra wrote:I get a bacteria and virus testing kit out for any food that might be off and when the results come back from the lab, then I'll know whether to eat it or not.

But seriously. Most things can be re-heated within a day or two, but be wary of rice, fish and especially shellfish if they might have passed their re-heat or sell by date.


I only found out a few years ago about rice being potentially dodgy when reheating.


Also, some rice can contain traces of arsenic.

But, it's mainly about toxins and some shellfish toxins especially can be deadly.

Amnesic shellfish poisoning.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amnesic_s ... _poisoning

Paralytic shellfish poisoning.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paralytic ... _poisoning

https://www.food.gov.uk/safety-hygiene/arsenic-in-rice
https://www.nhs.uk/common-health-questi ... poisoning/

And definitely stay away from this.

Fugu/pufferfish.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fugu#Toxicity

I'd also recommend not eating raw fish, e.g. Sashimi, unless it has been pickled or frozen for an extended period.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sashimi#Safety


So you’re teling me this pufferfish I have in the fridge is no good now?


Yes Dean don't eat your non-existent pufferfish, more like pooferfish for you.
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Re: Random Stuff # 24

Postby Lady Murasaki » Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:33 am

Dean wrote:
Lady Murasaki wrote:I reckon you’ll be alright if you eat it next week.


You don’t mean that... :shake head:


just a little bit. :mrgreen:
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Re: Random Stuff # 24

Postby Dean » Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:37 am

jra wrote:
Dean wrote:
jra wrote:
Nucks wrote:
jra wrote:I get a bacteria and virus testing kit out for any food that might be off and when the results come back from the lab, then I'll know whether to eat it or not.

But seriously. Most things can be re-heated within a day or two, but be wary of rice, fish and especially shellfish if they might have passed their re-heat or sell by date.


I only found out a few years ago about rice being potentially dodgy when reheating.


Also, some rice can contain traces of arsenic.

But, it's mainly about toxins and some shellfish toxins especially can be deadly.

Amnesic shellfish poisoning.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amnesic_s ... _poisoning

Paralytic shellfish poisoning.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paralytic ... _poisoning

https://www.food.gov.uk/safety-hygiene/arsenic-in-rice
https://www.nhs.uk/common-health-questi ... poisoning/

And definitely stay away from this.

Fugu/pufferfish.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fugu#Toxicity

I'd also recommend not eating raw fish, e.g. Sashimi, unless it has been pickled or frozen for an extended period.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sashimi#Safety


So you’re teling me this pufferfish I have in the fridge is no good now?


Yes Dean don't eat your non-existent pufferfish, more like pooferfish for you.


What is the difference between pufferfish and pooferfish then?
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Re: Random Stuff # 24

Postby Lady Murasaki » Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:40 am

One of them gives you crabs.
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Re: Random Stuff # 24

Postby Holly » Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:26 am

Truck "U-turn" in mountain cliff single road



:yikes:

Crazy or brilliant?
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Re: Random Stuff # 24

Postby Vam » Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:45 am

Holly wrote:Truck "U-turn" in mountain cliff single road



:yikes:

Crazy or brilliant?


Both. Really, both! :ooer:

I'm so glad not to be living up a mountain any more. I miss the views but, man, that road...! :gigglesnshit:
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Re: Random Stuff # 24

Postby Lady Murasaki » Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:33 am

Holly wrote:Truck "U-turn" in mountain cliff single road



:yikes:

Crazy or brilliant?


Brilliant.

That’s what I call having confidence in your own abilities.
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Re: Random Stuff # 24

Postby jra » Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:44 am

Not what I'd call a single road, as the lorries can still pass each other, there is just a lack of road markings.

But, good driving.
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Re: Random Stuff # 24

Postby Lady Murasaki » Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:45 am

jra wrote:Not what I'd call a single road, as the lorries can still pass each other, there is just a lack of road markings.

But, good driving.


Can you drive?
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