Some of you may have noticed that some prestigious companies have “By Appointment to Her Majesty the Queen” on their products and stationary. These companies are Royal Warrant Holders; they are “united by their commitment to the highest standards of service, quality and excellence”, to The Queen, Prince Phillip or Prince Charles. We thought it was about time The Bears gave out Bear Warrants to people and companies who supply excellent service and products to the bears here at Jammy Toast. We do not accept any form of advertising here at Jammy Toast but we do believe in acknowledging companies who have provided us with excellent services and so today we would like to recommend…
Today we were saddened by the news that Ray Tomlinson has died. Now most of you will probably be thinking “who the hell is he?” Unlike many others Ray stayed very much in the background but the internet pioneer was responsible for inventing email. The US computer programmer came up with the idea of electronic messages that could be sent from one network to another. His invention included the ground-breaking use of the @ symbol in email addresses, which is now standard.
Aflypast to mark the 80th anniversary of the Spitfire’s first flight has taken place over the Hampshire coast. The first prototype, K5054, designed by RJ Mitchell, took off from Eastleigh Aerodrome on 5th March 1936. A Spitfire flew over Southampton Water and the site of the Supermarine factory in Woolston, where thousands of the World War Two fighters were made. Southampton Airport managing director Dave Lees said the plane “continues to enthral people today”. The plane took off from the airport shortly before 12:00 GMT having been delayed by cloudy weather conditions.
Today we are going to ask everyone who visits Jammy Toast to just “Talk Shit” for the day. We ask that anyone who visits Jammy Toast today leaves a comment on just about any subject they choose. Funny or sad, true or false, real or fake; we don’t give a shit as long as it is entertaining and doesn’t really hurt anyone. We ask you to do this because we are too busy to think of anything else to post – hopefully everyone will like the freedom to whine and bitch. The rules are pretty simple to explain – basically, anything goes!
Two soft toys found on trains have finally been reunited with their owners following a year-long campaign. Great Western Railway (GWR) launched a campaign to find the owners of more than forty animals in its lost property in November 2014. It had previously failed and the cuddly animals were due to be donated to charity. However, GWR said two bunnies have now successfully been returned to their owners.
We have to admit to being animal lovers here at Jammy Toast but even we can see the justification in the case of the police deliberately running over a dog loose on the A55 in North Wales. The police say they had “no alternative” way to minimise the risk for motorists. A car and a lorry had to swerve to avoid hitting the Foxhound and one officer was bitten as he tried to catch it, according to police. In the end, they decided to kill it, by running it over at a fast enough speed to ensure it “would not suffer”.
It had to happen sooner or later but one of Google’s self-drive cars has crashed into a bus. There were no injuries. This is not the first time one of the famed self-driving cars has been involved in a crash, but it may be the first time it has caused one. Google is to meet with California’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to discuss the incident, and determine where the blame lies. On 14th February the car, travelling at 2mph, pulled out in front of a public bus going 15mph. The human in the Google vehicle reported that he assumed the bus would slow down to let the car out, and so he did not override the car’s self-driving computer. The crash happened in Mountain View, near Google’s headquarters.