Author Topic: Duffy held captive for a few days.  (Read 3606 times)

gilbertharding

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Re: Duffy held captive for a few days.
« Reply #30 on: February 28, 2020, 10:56:00 AM »
I mean, the story suggested she may have had a mobile phone - but they were pretty rare in 1994? A comment on the lack of rigour by the "journalist"

Well, I remember a student's mobile phone ringing in a lecture when I was in my first year at college, in 1994.

I remember it, because of the pandemonium it caused. Everyone thought the guy was a wanker - both because he was a student with a mobile phone in 1994 (people were familiar with mobile phones for company directors, sales reps and other grown ups by then), and because he was, in fact, a wanker.

buzby

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Re: Duffy held captive for a few days.
« Reply #31 on: February 28, 2020, 11:25:23 AM »
I mean, the story suggested she may have had a mobile phone - but they were pretty rare in 1994? A comment on the lack of rigour by the "journalist"
1994 was the year that GSM-based mobile networks really took off in the UK (GSM having been introduced in the UK by Vodafone in December 1991). Mercury launched their One2One network in September 1993 with Motorola M200 phones, offering free weekend and evening calls, BT 's CellNet GSM network launched in December 1993 and Hutchison launched their Orange network in April 1994 with Nokia 2110 phones.

BlodwynPig

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Re: Duffy held captive for a few days.
« Reply #32 on: February 28, 2020, 12:33:28 PM »
Edit: spiralling into a wormhole

Dewt

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Re: Duffy held captive for a few days.
« Reply #33 on: February 28, 2020, 04:28:48 PM »
1994 was the year that GSM-based mobile networks really took off in the UK (GSM having been introduced in the UK by Vodafone in December 1991). Mercury launched their One2One network in September 1993 with Motorola M200 phones, offering free weekend and evening calls, BT 's CellNet GSM network launched in December 1993 and Hutchison launched their Orange network in April 1994 with Nokia 2110 phones.
You ever read the chapter about the early (pre-digital) mobile phone network rollouts in the book Backroom Boys? It's good reading.

Re: Duffy held captive for a few days.
« Reply #34 on: February 28, 2020, 11:48:20 PM »
This is the Caroline Flack thread rebooted.

chveik

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Re: Duffy held captive for a few days.
« Reply #35 on: February 28, 2020, 11:50:05 PM »
no it's not

Butchers Blind

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Re: Duffy held captive for a few days.
« Reply #36 on: February 29, 2020, 12:24:58 AM »
This is the Caroline Flack thread rebooted.

We're talking about mobile phones in the early to mid nineties.

Re: Duffy held captive for a few days.
« Reply #37 on: February 29, 2020, 01:25:01 AM »
At least she was well versed in a song with extremely appropriate lyrics for her situation.

Re: Duffy held captive for a few days.
« Reply #38 on: February 29, 2020, 04:28:42 PM »
We're talking about mobile phones in the early to mid nineties.

In a thread about an abduction and rape, in which the phone topic was introduced to cast doubt on her account.

BlodwynPig

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Re: Duffy held captive for a few days.
« Reply #39 on: February 29, 2020, 06:50:55 PM »
In a thread about an abduction and rape, in which the phone topic was introduced to cast doubt on her account.

Nope, that was Westbrook...and the doubt was the journalist piece

Butchers Blind

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Re: Duffy held captive for a few days.
« Reply #40 on: March 20, 2020, 09:59:13 AM »
Shared a new track last night but not being released.

https://youtu.be/Bl53vZc_Kws

Better Midlands

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Re: Duffy held captive for a few days.
« Reply #41 on: March 20, 2020, 01:14:23 PM »
Shared a new track last night but not being released.

https://youtu.be/Bl53vZc_Kws

Intentional pun?

Re: Duffy held captive for a few days.
« Reply #42 on: March 20, 2020, 01:29:35 PM »
I hope they've got the bastard (or bitch, could be a lady).

This made me LOL way more than it should have done

gilbertharding

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Re: Duffy held captive for a few days.
« Reply #43 on: March 20, 2020, 02:28:19 PM »
There'll be no laughing in this thread, thank you.

Butchers Blind

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Re: Duffy held captive for a few days.
« Reply #44 on: March 20, 2020, 02:50:56 PM »
Intentional pun?

Unintentional but I'll take it.

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