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#21 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 17 August 2016 - 06:46 AM

"Safety and security" seems like a very weak excuse.


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Posted 17 August 2016 - 08:09 AM

Now the couple will be on CFAX to talk about their experience. Via Skype, not rotary phone.
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Posted 17 August 2016 - 08:11 AM

 

(Via the National Post)...the Chrismans were refunded their bus fare and pre-paid admission tickets and provided a taxi back to downtown Victoria.

 

Non story.



#24 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 17 August 2016 - 08:12 AM

Now the couple will be on CFAX to talk about their experience. Via Skype, not rotary phone.

 

I think they only had the telegraph in the Victorian era.


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#25 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 17 August 2016 - 08:13 AM

Non story.

 

It's the internet, man.  Stories can come from anywhere.


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Posted 17 August 2016 - 08:15 AM

It's the internet, man.  Stories can come from anywhere.

 

Totally.

 

But, they were refunded, given a free taxi ride back into town, etc. Most people have had far worse experiences with hotels, airlines and restaurants.



#27 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 17 August 2016 - 08:23 AM

Totally.

 

But, they were refunded, given a free taxi ride back into town, etc. Most people have had far worse experiences with hotels, airlines and restaurants.

 

This story has a bit of irony though.  The bee and flower not getting in, that's not news.


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Posted 17 August 2016 - 08:27 AM

If it was a burka it would be a much larger story, where there is a legitimate Safety and Security issues by being denied the ability to identify a person by their facial features especially if you're walking into a major tourist attraction, bank, convenience store, etc. I'm guessing if somebody had/has a burka on they would have been gone right through.


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Posted 17 August 2016 - 08:29 AM

The main point to take from this interview on CFAX is that a rotary phone is more reliable than Skype.
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#30 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 17 August 2016 - 08:34 AM

The main point to take from this interview on CFAX is that a rotary phone is more reliable than Skype.

 

What about the telegraph?

 

CFAX host:  .-- .... .- - / .- .-. . / -.-- --- ..- .-. / - .... --- ..- --. .... - ... / --- -. / -... ..- - -.-. .... .- .-. - / --. .- .-. -.. . -. ...

 

Victorian dressers:  .-- . / .-- . .-. . / -.. .. ... .- .--. .--. --- .. -. - . -..

 

CFAX host:  I see.  CFAX listeners, what do you think, call us at 250-386-1161 now, or reach us at -.-. ..-. .- -..- / --- -. .-.. .. -. .


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Posted 17 August 2016 - 08:36 AM

I think they only had the telegraph in the Victorian era.

 

...The first long distance telephone call was made on August 10, 1876 by Bell from the family homestead in Brantford, Ontario, to his assistant located in Paris, Ontario, some 10 miles apart...

https://en.wikipedia...f_the_telephone



#32 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 17 August 2016 - 08:43 AM

 

I think they only had the telegraph in the Victorian era.

 

...The first long distance telephone call was made on August 10, 1876 by Bell from the family homestead in Brantford, Ontario, to his assistant located in Paris, Ontario, some 10 miles apart...

https://en.wikipedia...f_the_telephone

 

 

Hmmm, see, I get all my history strictly from Downton Abbey.  They did not get a phone until near the end of the first season.  Or later maybe.  


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Posted 17 August 2016 - 08:45 AM

I see they had a wonderful time at Abkhazi Garden, however, and I hope they left some money in the donation box. If they also visited Government House's gardens, they'd get the equivalent of Butchart at a fraction of the price -- and the Abkhazi Tea House is excellent.


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Posted 17 August 2016 - 08:51 AM

Hmmm, see, I get all my history strictly from Downton Abbey.  They did not get a phone until near the end of the first season.  Or later maybe.  

 

The Pantelegraph was invented by the Italian physicist Giovanni Caselli. He introduced the first commercial telefax service between Paris and Lyon in 1865, some 11 years before the invention of thetelephone.[3][4]

 

https://en.wikipedia...iki/Fax#History

 


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#35 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 17 August 2016 - 08:52 AM

I see they had a wonderful time at Abkhazi Garden, however, and I hope they left some money in the donation box. If they also visited Government House's gardens, they'd get the equivalent of Butchart at a fraction of the price -- and the Abkhazi Tea House is excellent.

 

I think Government House is under-rated for sure.  I took a girlfriend there about a year ago, she has lived here for a decade, she had no idea it existed.


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Posted 17 August 2016 - 09:00 AM

What about the telegraph?

 

CFAX host:  .-- .... .- - / .- .-. . / -.-- --- ..- .-. / - .... --- ..- --. .... - ... / --- -. / -... ..- - -.-. .... .- .-. - / --. .- .-. -.. . -. ...

 

Victorian dressers:  .-- . / .-- . .-. . / -.. .. ... .- .--. .--. --- .. -. - . -..

 

CFAX host:  I see.  CFAX listeners, what do you think, call us at 250-386-1161 now, or reach us at -.-. ..-. .- -..- / --- -. .-.. .. -. .

 

It's sad to be the last Telegraph operator, the line just goes to the pole.


Edited by todd, 17 August 2016 - 09:12 AM.


#37 Nparker

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Posted 17 August 2016 - 09:12 AM

...I get all my history strictly from Downton Abbey.  They did not get a phone until near the end of the first season.  Or later maybe.  

I sort of recalled there being a phone in "Little House on the Prairie" hence my need to fact-check the birth of this device. ;)


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#38 aastra

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Posted 17 August 2016 - 09:21 AM

 

...she has lived here for a decade, she had no idea it existed.

 

For such an itsy-bitsy town it's amazing how so many Victorians don't know where anything is. As if they've never bothered to explore their own city. Government House and the art gallery are two of the bigger ones, but I'd also include the Gonzales lookout, Hatley Castle, and the Selkirk waterfront. When you see Hatley Castle in a movie or TV show try pointing it out to people and see if they know what you're talking about. Fisherman's Wharf of all places used to be high up on the list but in recent years a lot more people seem to have discovered it.

 

Also, try going up on Mt. Tolmie and pointing things out to people. No! Is that really that? It can't be! Etc.



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Posted 17 August 2016 - 09:34 AM

I have lived here for decades and I once knew where every thing was, but Nickel Bros have moved a lota stuff around the corner and over to islands and I can't afford to keep looking for things that have been moved, but I'm trying 


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#40 aastra

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Posted 17 August 2016 - 09:42 AM

 

...I once knew where every thing was...

 

I'm pretty sure you didn't know where I was. I'm almost willing to bet a donut on it.



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