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    So would you like the school bus to pick the...

    So would you like the school bus to pick the children up, take them all to school to collect lunch, then take them back home right away?
    During lockdown staff and employees did distribution runs but...
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    Which answer makes it OK to not feed starving...

    Which answer makes it OK to not feed starving children?
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    Money is traditionally seen as helpful for...

    Money is traditionally seen as helpful for poverty. Personally I would rather see meals provided than cash, but logistics are tricky.
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    Yes there's that section on pandemics in the...

    Yes there's that section on pandemics in the handbook.
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    Because they're poor. Because they don't know how...

    Because they're poor. Because they don't know how to. Because they can't be bothered.

    Does it matter why?
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    Can you clarify? BBL is definitely a good...

    Can you clarify?

    BBL is definitely a good option though it is still a loan of course. Sounds like you're a slam-dunk for eligibility if you've been working for some time and have the turnover for...
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    The BBC is between the lines hinting Boris' hard...

    The BBC is between the lines hinting Boris' hard line might actually be working and has caught the EU off guard, who thought he wouldn't call their bluff.

    I'm still not going to rule out some deal...
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    I've used a development platform that involves...

    I've used a development platform that involves both code, and visual elements you can plumb together to model flow and so on. Actually pretty neat though it is so niche it doesn't save anyone any...
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    You must've got lucky with your local driver. We...

    You must've got lucky with your local driver. We get collections made about 50% of the time - get a notification "sorry you driver couldn't make the collection" when we've been sat at home and know...
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    Ideologically, I support the government stance...

    Ideologically, I support the government stance that free school meals means providing meals at school, not paying for kids' meals year-round. Lockdown and school closures was a special case because...
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    Maybe everyone will want one per house, even...

    Maybe everyone will want one per house, even though it's total gluttony, and we'll want more!

    I never understood the love for turkey. It's just second-rate chicken.
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    Probably go to team up with Tony in the East, to...

    Probably go to team up with Tony in the East, to continue his work towards world peace.
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    I read an article a few years back which...

    I read an article a few years back which explained if you had a job which would take 3 years with current CPUs and your budget constraints, the best option was to do nothing for a 6-12 months because...
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    . We might be on our 2nd wave, they're on their...

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    We might be on our 2nd wave, they're on their 3rd. Although in reality, Europe had a lull while it's rampaged across the US unhindered - they had sustained deaths of 1000-ish per day as Trump was...
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    They have had Joe ahead in Florida polls for...

    They have had Joe ahead in Florida polls for quite a while, though we're talking 1.5% so not exactly a sure thing.
    The other day, they had Joe ahead in Ohio though latest polls reverse that to a .2%...
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    There's always something new around the corner!

    There's always something new around the corner!
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    We all know you can report on the same facts to...

    We all know you can report on the same facts to highlight what you want.

    I think he's on the way out but I won't be trusting a partisan source.
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    If British Rail ran a parcel service that would...

    If British Rail ran a parcel service that would be great. My house used to be next to a railway line, they'd have to relay some track but...
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    Not wanting to sound like Trump, but I wouldn't...

    Not wanting to sound like Trump, but I wouldn't trust the WP or NYT any more than I would trust the Guardian to report on Tory news :)
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    Imagine getting run over by a steam train... that...

    Imagine getting run over by a steam train... that would take some doing.
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    True but I don't think doorstep collections are...

    True but I don't think doorstep collections are that widely used except for Amazon returns. It's a faff finding who to use especially if you're not super internet-savvy.

    Plus, tarnished as it is,...
  22. Thread: My Lunch

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    If I was instigating this policy, I'd say they...

    If I was instigating this policy, I'd say they can't serve booze for "business lunches".
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    Fair point, but isn't this sort of last-minute...

    Fair point, but isn't this sort of last-minute revelation par for the course in an election? Do people buy it?
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    They categorically proved Russia interfered to...

    They categorically proved Russia interfered to help Trump in 2016 and it didn't hurt him. Hillary didn't really seem badly hurt by her email server. So I doubt it. The people who get in a froth about...
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    I suppose you predicted CV. You utter, flipping...

    I suppose you predicted CV. You utter, flipping ignoramus. Try reading what you write before clicking the big shiny post button.
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    Nope.

    Nope.
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    He probably didn't know the job was going to be...

    He probably didn't know the job was going to be like this :)

    You certainly are.
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    After having to be Brexit PM and Covid PM, who...

    After having to be Brexit PM and Covid PM, who would want to stay on in the job? It's going to be horrific and miserable.
  29. Permies are probably given a company laptop to...

    Permies are probably given a company laptop to work on. That could be a factor.
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    I'm pretty sure I got bored of Dexter on the...

    I'm pretty sure I got bored of Dexter on the penultimate episode, and never watched the finale. Shame as it was so good in early seasons.

    If they bring a new season I might re-watch. Unless it's...
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    Lots of people are boycotting China.

    Lots of people are boycotting China.
  32. Thread: DOOM: diesels

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    I think some have already - well more accurately...

    I think some have already - well more accurately have said they are already setting end dates for petrol, ceasing R&D on new models. I'm sure one of the big brands announced they are no longer...
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    He doesn't blame China for Covid, or claim they...

    He doesn't blame China for Covid, or claim they covered it up, or say they need to be punished.
    Trump is advocating a strongly protectionist foreign policy. There is a grassroots movement to buy...
  34. Can you get him to join CUK, it's virtually an...

    Can you get him to join CUK, it's virtually an Asperges support group.
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    WE were under national lockdown for what, 100...

    WE were under national lockdown for what, 100 days? And it took that long to push virus levels to a manageable (we thought) level. How is a couple of weeks going to have the same effect... a total,...
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    If you insult someone publicly, they might be...

    If you insult someone publicly, they might be upset. There is growing support to "make China pay" amongst working class Americans.

    Wars have started over less.
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    I don't get why they're putting up with this in...

    I don't get why they're putting up with this in Westminster. Manchester isn't a devolved nation FFS.
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    People who can.

    People who can.
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    Except Trump is trying to start a war with China,...

    Except Trump is trying to start a war with China, whether cold or hot we don't yet know. "China must pay" is a central theme to his message.
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    Indeed, people should go with their gut...

    Indeed, people should go with their gut never-mind all these polls and facts ;)


    It is looking pretty bleak for Donald as he appears to be on a post-covid spiral. Publicly attacking Fauci after...
  41. This is of course either a blessing or a curse...

    This is of course either a blessing or a curse with the app-based system, that it doesn't know who you are, which is precisely why the centralised version got so much resistance.

    Great for...
  42. Self isolating is now the law, rather than a...

    Self isolating is now the law, rather than a request? Or not the case, these things keep changing.

    Mrs d had her flu jab Saturday and one question was "have you been asked to isolate or had a...
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    I doubt they'll be in business long. 1-0 to Boris...

    I doubt they'll be in business long. 1-0 to Boris :)
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    After all the complaints about the presidential...

    After all the complaints about the presidential debate, I've heard no comments on the VP one. Which really only goes to prove the point, it isn't as entertaining.

    They both come over OK, Pence is...
  45. Thread: Covid test oops

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    No grosser than what goes on in unis, especially...

    No grosser than what goes on in unis, especially sports team social events ;)

    Pretty nasty though.
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    They were already using OLED before iPhone 12.

    They were already using OLED before iPhone 12.
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    Yes these so-called medical experts keep...

    Yes these so-called medical experts keep disagreeing with you. They must be idiots.
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    Well done, you've spotted the core feature.

    Well done, you've spotted the core feature.
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    Does the iPhone12 now charge on USB-C?

    Does the iPhone12 now charge on USB-C?
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    Covid is just dangerous enough to be a very real...

    Covid is just dangerous enough to be a very real problem, but not dangerous enough to scare people who realise the odds of serious problems are low. I wonder if we'd have fewer deaths if it were more...
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