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  1. Thread: Boris resigns

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    The Tories are very unlikely to win if they go...

    The Tories are very unlikely to win if they go for an election before the UK actually Brexits, and they know it. Too many Brexiter votes would go to the Brexit party.
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    Euro and Pound coin - Two peas in a pod

    Anyone noticed how the Euro coin is almost identical in size and appearance to the pound coin?

    I wouldn't be surprised if this was deliberate, and there had been a crafty plan for the UK to join...
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    It's because with a few honourable exceptions...

    It's because with a few honourable exceptions (including myself) we're a nation of penny-pinching cheapskates.

    If almost everyone insists on buying the cheapest, regardless of quality, then it's a...
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    Wasn't he a bank manager before he went into...

    Wasn't he a bank manager before he went into acting?

    That said, the person who told me that also has an endless supply of obvious urban legends and bollocks which he swears are the gospel truth!...
  5. Best undercoat & gloss paint for exterior wood boards

    Title moreorless says it all. What would peeps recommend as the best quality longest lasting paint for exterior wooden boards under eaves, including possibly other pre-treatment?

    TIA

    (I'm...
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    Eve mattresses...

    Eve mattresses have the name. Everyone who stays at my gaff and sleeps overnight remarks on how comfy they are.

    (They're not cheap though, at £600 a pop.)
  7. Thread: Parliament

    by OwlHoot
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    Meanwhile, the country goes from strength to...

    Meanwhile, the country goes from strength to strength while busibody MPs are too distracted to try micromanaging anything else and everyone can just get on with it! :yay:
  8. Oh, news reporter. Phew, the way things are...

    Oh, news reporter.

    Phew, the way things are going I thought it would have been Boris Johnson! :eek:
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    In theory, I think a dodgy web page could use...

    In theory, I think a dodgy web page could use Ajax to send the server values of every value as it is entered and before you actually submit the form. :eek
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    2019-09-11 How I lost £70,000 to a bank scammer:...

    2019-09-11 How I lost £70,000 to a bank scammer: As a busy working mother, Countryfile star HELEN SKELTON was caught off guard when the phone call came - here she gives a first-hand account of her...
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    A petrol car will backfire repeatedly like a...

    A petrol car will backfire repeatedly like a Laurel and Hardy car if one accidently puts diesel in it! (Or maybe it's the other way round? )
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    I fed a seagull with a bit of crust from my...

    I fed a seagull with a bit of crust from my sandwich. So I've done my good deed for the day. :glasses

    Perhaps it would have been even nicer to chuck it towards some homeless person sitting in the...
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    I feel such a moob

    Reading about all these scammer sites, I've always thought along the lines "Those daft twats getting caught by them. It could never happen to me!"

    But now I've fallen for the most blatant pathetic...
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    Five weeks with the doors of Parliament firmly...

    Five weeks with the doors of Parliament firmly locked nearly gets us to the end of October. No Deal here we come! :yay:
  15. Why go for top of the range desktop v Intel NUC or similar ?

    Possibly a silly question, but if one bought an 8th generation Intel NUC in what ways would it fall short of a clunking great up-to-date tip-top spec desktop?

    Disk space wouldn't be a problem...
  16. Thread: Asbestos...

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    Not sure if you're for real, or whether this is a...

    Not sure if you're for real, or whether this is a wind up, but taking your posts at face value ..

    I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if it emerged that fibreglass loft insulation was every bit...
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    No, negotiating with foreign powers is a royal...

    No, negotiating with foreign powers is a royal prerogative and therefore within the remit of BJ as a minister.

    Also, in vetoing an extension he would be acting entirely within EU law, which takes...
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    GlaxoSmithKline is pharma isn't it, Assguru's...

    GlaxoSmithKline is pharma isn't it, Assguru's speciality, and this guy sounds equally opinionated :laugh
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    Dunno about that, but there may be longer queues...

    Dunno about that, but there may be longer queues for the ferry to Heligoland
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    Wouldn't a further EU extension need unanimous...

    Wouldn't a further EU extension need unanimous approval from all 27 countries? If so then all Boris has to do is veto the proposal! :laugh
  21. For something like that I'd definitely hire an...

    For something like that I'd definitely hire an architect, to use reputable builders and keep them in line, although I suppose that would also add to the cost.
  22. It is well within HMQ's constitutional powers to...

    It is well within HMQ's constitutional powers to postpone or decline assent to a bill passed by Parliament but not initially put forward by the Government, especially if the PM advises her to do so.
  23. He'd have to be completely potty or deluded to...

    He'd have to be completely potty or deluded to allow an election before the October 31st deadline, or be actually planning some doomed scheme to water down Brexit despite all his tough words.

    Why...
  24. Maybe he's sending an intentional message to some...

    Maybe he's sending an intentional message to some NATO members to pull their weight more on their defence spending or the US will forsake Europe in that area.
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    The Black Hole conundrum doesn't seem all that...

    The Black Hole conundrum doesn't seem all that baffling, because obviously two smaller black holes each within the allowed size range could have met and merged.
  26. Thread: only in wales

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    Was there someone in the top car giving him...

    Was there someone in the top car giving him directions? :D
  27. Thread: OMG

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    Exactly! Typical young people probably don't give...

    Exactly! Typical young people probably don't give two hoots about most of those points, and the article is just some sanctimonious twit listing what she thinks they should be concerned about.
  28. Thread: OMG

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    FFS, what a bunch of earnest prigs! :facepalm: ...

    FFS, what a bunch of earnest prigs! :facepalm:

    Unless someone said to their partner, "Please remember to wake me tomorrow at 6am, or I'll miss my plane!", and they woke up at 8 to find their...
  29. Thread: OMG

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    I thought it related to Admiral Lord Fisher...

    I thought it related to Admiral Lord Fisher
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    Bognor. Where do I claim my prize?

    Bognor. Where do I claim my prize?
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    Especially as he has six kids! (I think - Well...

    Especially as he has six kids! (I think - Well whatever the exact number, I gather there's quite a tribe of up and coming Mogglets :D )
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    Miracle cure for baldness found

    16 children develop 'werewolf syndrome' after taking contaminated medication on Spain's Costa del Sol

    https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/08/27/10/17736080-7398267-image-m-56_1566896597639.jpg
  33. My neighbour thinks I was mad to buy a load of...

    My neighbour thinks I was mad to buy a load of railway cuttings, even though I only paid a knock down price as the executors of the previous owner's will just wanted shot of them. Some people are so...
  34. Hey don't knock Beeching - I've just completed...

    Hey don't knock Beeching - I've just completed the purchase of half a mile of abandoned 50 feet deep railway cutting, adjoining the end of my garden, including both sides. So I now have a lifetime...
  35. Well yes, it is a colossally expensive EU vanity...

    Well yes, it is a colossally expensive EU vanity project.

    But also it will actually increase the north-south divide by making it easier for people in the Midlands and even further North to commute...
  36. Who's to say they have any offspring? Grandparent...

    Who's to say they have any offspring? Grandparent might be deeply offensive if they don't. How about Grand Old Git? :D
  37. Street beggars must have a hard time these days

    Now most debit cards support touch payments, how many people carry around loose change any more?
  38. Thread: Jussie Jones

    by OwlHoot
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    From what I've seen and heard of Own Jones, if he...

    From what I've seen and heard of Own Jones, if he met a group of elderly nuns in the street, they would "move towards him with military precision" to give him a good kicking.

    He's just that kind...
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    I wonder if there would be so much sympathy, or...

    I wonder if there would be so much sympathy, or any, for a precocious right-wing kid in the public eye who was the subject of a similar unfunny joke.

    Say one of Jacob Rees Mogg's teenage kids...
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    It was obviously just a wry joke, maybe better...

    It was obviously just a wry joke, maybe better left unsaid it's true, but getting all hysterical about it makes you sound like Caroline Lucas, a humourless virtue-signalling twit.
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    They might not invade the UK directly, but they...

    They might not invade the UK directly, but they could start taking liberties with British possessions and assets abroad. Nothing has magically changed about human nature and politics in the last...
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    I still think Gordon Brown could have put in an...

    I still think Gordon Brown could have put in an offer for a part of Greenland, even just a long lease, during the last financial crisis.

    By the 22nd century, the desolate uninhabited interior will...
  43. and don't forget to bring a present - The Royals...

    and don't forget to bring a present - The Royals always appreciate a large sword or gun to add to their collection of historical weapons.
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    Did a quick web search on the James Room in Bath,...

    Did a quick web search on the James Room in Bath, and it appears to be a B&B :confused:
  45. I think I'm right in saying you can't actually...

    I think I'm right in saying you can't actually opt to go entirely private and avoid involvement with the NHS entirely for treatment in the UK. A private doctor has to have some interaction with your...
  46. Hang on though - Surely fatties are sequestering...

    Hang on though - Surely fatties are sequestering carbon in their blubber, and it is skinny people, burning off all their excess fat and producing CO2, that are causing the most damage to the...
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    You'll find limited buyer interest in an HDD that...

    You'll find limited buyer interest in an HDD that has been smashed with a hammer and chisel. But if you say it is your "pet HDD", or some modern art work, then some Yank will pay a fortune for it.
  48. Thread: 16 or 1

    by OwlHoot
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    Hehe, nearly had me! But the LHS is 120, which...

    Hehe, nearly had me! But the LHS is 120, which equals 5 factorial! :laugh
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    To be fair, I thought Glastonbury was a music...

    To be fair, I thought Glastonbury was a music festival rather than a "green festival" per se.

    (although I agree the waste left there is deplorable, and doubtless many attendees would claim to be...
  50. Thread: 16 or 1

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    16 or 1

    2019-08-02 Mathematician solves tricky equation that's been baffling the internet for days - so, did YOU work out the correct answer?

    I reckon the answer is 16, because the multiply and divide...
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