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Started by Leftie on Feb 12, 2020 2:34:21 PM
Home Office tells man, 101, his parents must confirm ID
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widenation - 12 Feb 2020 14:49:55 (#1 of 21)

"Confirm this." <extends middle finger>

AlanII - 12 Feb 2020 16:14:26 (#2 of 21)

…it took two calls and a half an hour for them to understand it was the app’s fault not mine,” Scarlato said.

A little more than just a computer glitch.

bevernbridge - 12 Feb 2020 16:46:23 (#3 of 21)

two calls and a half an hour



Fuck me that was quick and easy. Some folk don't know they're born.

indlovubill - 12 Feb 2020 17:44:16 (#4 of 21)

They come over here working in Italian restaurants and fish and chip shops taking jobs that our plucky lads could do.

popperhead - 12 Feb 2020 17:47:00 (#5 of 21)

There used to be that old joke sign in certain shops, Credit will only be granted to customers over 99 years old … when accompanied by a note from their parents.

Wot a larf!

TheVoiceOfReason - 12 Feb 2020 18:06:33 (#6 of 21)

I thought all this sort of thing had been solved back when we fixed the Millennium Bug.

CarlosFandango - 12 Feb 2020 18:30:58 (#7 of 21)

Really?

There is absolutely no connection.

TheVoiceOfReason - 12 Feb 2020 18:32:06 (#8 of 21)

But weren’t all computer systems updated to take four digit years rather than just two digit ones? This sounds like it was the problem in this case.

Dayraven - 12 Feb 2020 18:37:02 (#9 of 21)

Yes, as described this could be a variation, where a two-digit date has either a 19 or 20 prepended depending on what range the two digit number is in — which doesn’t fall over on the 2000 mark, but has trouble when either date is possible.

FrankieTeardrop - 13 Feb 2020 12:46:54 (#10 of 21)

It can't be that sort of thing, our betters on these boards have enshawed us that Y2K was simply a wizard wheeze cooked up by capitalist development types to con money out of innocent organisations.

Peacock - 13 Feb 2020 14:30:28 (#11 of 21)

Great story it made me laugh

RosyLovelady - 14 Feb 2020 15:14:12 (#12 of 21)

Theresa May was the great inshawrer. I didn't know she posted here.

Delighted_User - 14 Feb 2020 15:17:36 (#13 of 21)

She's at a loose end nowadays.

FrankieTeardrop - 14 Feb 2020 15:26:22 (#14 of 21)

It was you who said stuff like the subject of this story could never happen because it was all made up, Rosy

RosyLovelady - 14 Feb 2020 15:29:43 (#15 of 21)

I said that the terrible threat from the Millennium Bug was vastly overblown for fun and profit.

FrankieTeardrop - 14 Feb 2020 15:30:57 (#16 of 21)

Ah yes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQnd5ilKx2Y

popperhead - 14 Feb 2020 15:33:09 (#17 of 21)

Yes, I remember there was KY2 Jelly. It allowed you to insert four digits where there was previously only room for 2.

FrankieTeardrop - 14 Feb 2020 15:33:23 (#18 of 21)

very good

InternationalVicar - 14 Feb 2020 15:36:41 (#19 of 21)

It's a four stage process that has to do a bit of guessing, sorry, interpretation, before it gets to the last stage, checking if it might be right or not. It's only an app, so of course it doesn't work properly. As long as it's not used for anything important, like, say, passports, it won't matter.

InternationalVicar - 14 Feb 2020 15:39:10 (#20 of 21)

... and what does he expect, having his details written in Italian. Tuh!

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