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    I'm more interested in them creating replacement...

    I'm more interested in them creating replacement bodies, with brain transplants into robocop style endoskeletons. No point living 'forever' if they find the cure to death when our bodies are already...
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    Star Trek: Geriatric story is plodding along like...

    Star Trek: Geriatric story is plodding along like Picard with a zimmerframe. :oldgit:

    Better Call Saul season 5 double episode. Finally 'it's all good man' is up and running with his dodgy...
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    My money is on Keith Richards. Done every drug...

    My money is on Keith Richards. Done every drug known to man and still keeps going. :smokin
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    Yet the dolts 'in charge' say stopping all...

    Yet the dolts 'in charge' say stopping all flights and international travel is not worth doing as the virus will still spread anyway.

    How, magic ******* carpet rides?

    It's gonna be everywhere...
  5. Can't have a Sweep without Suity....

    Can't have a Sweep without Suity.
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    Body replication such as 'downloading into a...

    Body replication such as 'downloading into a computer' won't transfer your consciousness, so in effect you will die and a copy will continue. Same as what happens during Star Trek teleportation.
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    The virus is the new brexit. :laugh An excuse...

    The virus is the new brexit. :laugh

    An excuse for all the debt riddled companies to blame their poor performances on, and for those looking for something to blame for anything coz they just like...
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    Meh, quitters. I have no intention of going...

    Meh, quitters.

    I have no intention of going to hospital unless they're wheeling me directly to the mortuary. I'll take my chances at home with the meths. 99% alcohol blood level should keep the...
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    Makes sense. For most people it will be like a...

    Makes sense. For most people it will be like a bad cold/flu that they'll shrug off as normal. The rest will seek medical attention, as normal.

    So keep calm and carry on.

    Let the rest of the...
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    The lower the better, it won't reach zero. Got...

    The lower the better, it won't reach zero. Got cash ready to buy 'the dip', or dips as there is no telling how long this downturn may last. 'Buy when there's blood on the markets'. :smokin

    If the...
  11. Yes, it's all true, except it wasn't Argentina...

    Yes, it's all true, except it wasn't Argentina but Brazil. :eyes
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    Yorkshire Tea should be banned under trades...

    Yorkshire Tea should be banned under trades description act, it's not even grown in Yorkshire. :throw:
  13. Aye, self-employed is a non-starter for normal...

    Aye, self-employed is a non-starter for normal contracts. Neither the agency or client will accept it as it opens them to potential liability for employer related taxes if HMRC deems the contractor...
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    Mr Robot ended well. Looking forward to...

    Mr Robot ended well. Looking forward to rewatching it all when my memory of the final season has faded sufficiently, so maybe after lunch.

    The Walking Dead resumed last night after the mid-season...
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    Still waiting for a genuine quantum leap...

    Still waiting for a genuine quantum leap in computing. :smokin
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    Didn't see this earlier when I posted same news...

    Didn't see this earlier when I posted same news in a more appropriate thread. :tongue
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    So, a few years later we have the predictable...

    So, a few years later we have the predictable ending.

    'Mad' Mike Hughes dies after crash-landing homemade rocket





    Could have saved himself by getting on a commercial flight, but then...
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    Mouse jigglers. :laugh I want the opposite,...

    Mouse jigglers. :laugh

    I want the opposite, something that makes them think I'm not doing any work, then when they log into the webcam to check they can see my tiny 'FOAD' sticker I've put over...
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    On the transfer front I initially read it as...

    On the transfer front I initially read it as taking between 1 and 10 days but it's actually between 1 and 10 weeks and could be even longer. :eek:

    A long time to be in limbo, though maybe the time...
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    How often is a 'one-off' employer contribution...

    How often is a 'one-off' employer contribution allowed to avoid being classed as 'regular'? :smokin

    So regular manual payments are allowed and it's just the lack of automated regular payments that...
  21. Thread: Economy

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    Not necessarily. I think successive governments...

    Not necessarily. I think successive governments just have a short termist view, only worried about their time in office, so do little to address any fundamental problems as it's not going to keep...
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    On the other hand, staying on the meth may be the...

    On the other hand, staying on the meth may be the best prevention. Alcohol will kill the virus. :smokin

    I think I'll go full hobo and reserve a park bench before they all get taken. Seems many...
  23. Thread: Economy

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    After the last credit crunch where this happened...

    After the last credit crunch where this happened the central banks have been shaking the magic money tree (aka QE) so what events are likely to cause this to stop?

    China have pumped billions into...
  24. Thread: Economy

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    It's not high when you take into account the...

    It's not high when you take into account the devaluation of the currency the prices are based in. All assets look expensive and in a bubble.

    Sure some companies more exposed to China supply chain...
  25. Hope you shorted it to make more money than if...

    Hope you shorted it to make more money than if you'd stuck it out. :devil

    Also hope you have insurance in case they come after you. :eyes

    Though hopefully the code still works just requires an...
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    Interesting, not come across this 'web3'...

    Interesting, not come across this 'web3' initiative before. So they are using Ethereum blockchain to provide access and state across a distributed web, where the user has a typical crypto private key...
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    Like the rest of us, "you can check out any time...

    Like the rest of us, "you can check out any time you like, but you can never leave." :ohwell

    Seems the only way out is to do whatever Gricer did to get permabanned whenever he pops up,...
  28. Sorry about the NLUK bot he's a bit of a one...

    Sorry about the NLUK bot he's a bit of a one trick answer merchant. :bang:

    You need to register your self-employed status with HMRC so you can pay the National Insurance contributions. The method...
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    Sounds like someone been given the beans.

    Sounds like someone been given the beans.
  30. It certainly will be tricky. My main competition...

    It certainly will be tricky. My main competition will be the younger relatives of potential customers that were born with an iPad in their hand. :ohwell

    Perhaps like glaziers who send their kids...
  31. You mean like the high street banks? :laugh ...

    You mean like the high street banks? :laugh

    Even if they're not being bailed out they're closing branches or have those zombie branches where it's all just machines and one bod directing traffic...
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    Could it be that most investment into gold is...

    Could it be that most investment into gold is through investment instruments that don't actually hold any gold, so it's paper gold not physically backed. Therefore the real gold price is unaffected...
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    That's an interesting point. May be worth opening...

    That's an interesting point. May be worth opening a SIPP before the end of the current tax year just in case of wanting to carry forward unused annual allowances over the next 3 years.




    I'm...
  34. Digital handyman style service as a starting...

    Digital handyman style service as a starting point and foot in the door.

    Seeing as I've been the tech go-to for my extended family whenever they need something doing I figure there are loads of...
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    Yep, diversify. I have a small amount of the main...

    Yep, diversify. I have a small amount of the main cryptos, mostly bitcoin but also the others that were/are easy to buy without trading or causing issues with the bank account used to fund it. :eyes...
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    :laugh Humans are funny. I'll be throwing salt...

    :laugh Humans are funny.

    I'll be throwing salt over my shoulder, drinking a hot toddy, putting on a hot poultice (my gran used to swear by those but in the end it failed to cure her heart problem...
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    Stay classy CUK. [uses Threaded's time...

    Stay classy CUK.

    [uses Threaded's time machine] Oh never mind, as you were.

    Though it did throw up a relevant reference to the lesser spotted merkin. :tongue

    For those too newbie to get the...
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    NNNOOOOOOOOoooooooooooo. :throw: I daren't...

    NNNOOOOOOOOoooooooooooo. :throw:

    I daren't google it to get the facts (who does :tongue) but was hoping I could doss around earning minimum to keep me out of cardboard city avoiding hammering the...
  39. Plan B self-employed local business, with a cloud...

    Plan B self-employed local business, with a cloud based web app add-on service as a potential 'passive' income generator to use the latest skills for the CV should I ever get dragged back into the...
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    Isn't this just the way these wannabe monopolies...

    Isn't this just the way these wannabe monopolies work?

    Squeeze out the competition by way of massive up front investment so they can operate at a loss (the Amazon way, but also see most business...
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    Truism for many a crap IT software product where...

    Truism for many a crap IT software product where they don't need to keep the techies and everyday users happy when they can get the best sales people (aka bullshiners, they shine the product that is...
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    The peril of gravel driveways perhaps. Needs more...

    The peril of gravel driveways perhaps. Needs more finesse than tarmac.
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    This type of story crops up now and then. Some...

    This type of story crops up now and then. Some old git smashed into a shop front near where my parents live, saw it in the local press while visiting. He didn't have a 'funny turn' like that bin...
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    Noisy bikes may be down to the mantra (rightly or...

    Noisy bikes may be down to the mantra (rightly or wrongly) "loud pipes save lives". Currently it's one form of self-defence against careless drivers.

    The issue of sound is a big one. Some want...
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    When motorbikes (I presume that's your leather...

    When motorbikes (I presume that's your leather reference) are going leccy too (they even race them in their own class at the annual TT) and pushbikes are going hybrid (motor assisted pedalling, handy...
  46. Thread: Streatham

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    They could have saved time by doing the 'pick up...

    They could have saved time by doing the 'pick up the gun' sketch outside prison rather than poncing about around the streets of London waiting for him to find some victims.

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    Looks like this was a late night drunken drive-by...

    Looks like this was a late night drunken drive-by by EO. Flounced already? :ohwell
  48. At least Extinction Rebellion have found ways of...

    At least Extinction Rebellion have found ways of disrupting the traffic while most of them sit at home happy clapping. :tongue
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    Negative tariffs on imported solar panels (once...

    Negative tariffs on imported solar panels (once the Chinese get over the flu and start producing them again :eyes) so we can all have our roofs full of them. Subsidised or free leccy for life....
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    You're probably right. It will be a niche...

    You're probably right. It will be a niche investment like current classic cars or ones we wouldn't have thought as classic like 30 year old Fords that are now rare and therefore expensive due to most...
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