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    I loved the premise - probably I should read the...

    I loved the premise - probably I should read the book - but it seemed like a show relying on that one cool thing which got old fast. Tough to drag out one premise into 100 episodes.
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    ???

    ???
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    Takeaway chefs are hardly going to lead to...

    Takeaway chefs are hardly going to lead to rampant immigration
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    Well that's going to be fun then. This is when...

    Well that's going to be fun then. This is when having a substantial majority is a real boon.
  5. I'm fortunate to have a place to keep the NAS (a...

    I'm fortunate to have a place to keep the NAS (a cellar, which is where our network hub is already) so noise shouldn't be a concern.

    I can see your point on RAID, in my case everything important...
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    So we've gone from having to put chips/salad with...

    So we've gone from having to put chips/salad with pasty, to a Scotch egg which is the very epitome of a bar snack.

    8 pints and 8 eggs, that's going to make the pavement look lovely :puke:
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    Churches get all the breaks... they can offer...

    Churches get all the breaks... they can offer booze with just a small wafer rather than a substantial meal.
  8. It looks to me it gives more protection but it's...

    It looks to me it gives more protection but it's rather hard to tell from the angle. He probably would've been OK without.
    ...
  9. That's interesting although I assume you had to...

    That's interesting although I assume you had to sacrifice RAID? I thought SSDs were not really recommended for NAS, or is that just because they cost more rather than reliability?

    A cheap...
  10. This was very lucky despite the amazing...

    This was very lucky despite the amazing engineering and overall safety processes. The car is not supposed to split in that way, it is not supposed to catch fire when it crashes, and the barriers are...
  11. Is it worth buying a NAS with a 'proper' CPU?

    When I was last looking at NAS I was leaning towards something with a Celeron chip as it allows much more 'server' behaviour, you can run Plex and VMs, etc. But it ups the cost quite a bit.

    I...
  12. Thread: DOOM: Pubs

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    Pub bosses are like farmers, they are always...

    Pub bosses are like farmers, they are always complaining about everything being terrible and the brink of obliteration.

    It's probably true in this case, though I think the financial support for...
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    On a more serious note, by total coincidence (or...

    On a more serious note, by total coincidence (or is it :igmc: ) this is in Amazon's Daily Kindle Deals list, I happened to see the email a moment ago.

    The Reason for God: Belief in an age of...
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    Ugh, even most atheists think Dawkins is a jumped...

    Ugh, even most atheists think Dawkins is a jumped up attention-seeker. Atheism should be based on sober decision making, not being really angry with people.
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    That doesn't make much sense, when you look into...

    That doesn't make much sense, when you look into it.
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    Most, or at least many, people that go to the gym...

    Most, or at least many, people that go to the gym look like they need to go to the gym, not like they do go to the gym. That's why they go to the gym, so that they'll look like they go to the gym...
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    If SE is actually a woman most of the CUK nerds...

    If SE is actually a woman most of the CUK nerds would not be picky.
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    SEO is just a con, period. Anyway here we...

    SEO is just a con, period.


    Anyway here we go: Brexit: Face-to-face trade talks to resume in London - BBC News
  19. Lucky the UK has bought some of the other ones...

    Lucky the UK has bought some of the other ones then. The elderly will be first in line, and the Oxford one isn't ready yet anyway.
  20. Anything much above 50% seems like it would...

    Anything much above 50% seems like it would kibosh Covid. It naturally suppresses R dramatically.
    We might suggest the vulnerable should have the more expensive option for their safety, and...
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    All seems to have gone quiet.

    A couple of weeks back we were told it was absolutely the last gasp opportunity to find a deal - some promising hints but big obstacles.
    Then Boris had to isolate and Barnier left talks due to an...
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    Google "Balaam’s Donkey"

    Google "Balaam’s Donkey"
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    Why do you only count babies?

    Why do you only count babies?
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    Due to CV, or just generally?

    Due to CV, or just generally?
  25. Thread: boomed

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    That's why you're still relying on contracting as...

    That's why you're still relying on contracting as your income ;)
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    Because they kept jumping off?

    Because they kept jumping off?
  27. Thread: Fair Cop...

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    How is this even a story? And how did anyone even...

    How is this even a story? And how did anyone even find out?
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    I don't think there's much evidence for that...

    I don't think there's much evidence for that though of course it's one of the more 'far fetched' parts of the gospels by normal standards.
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    Sounds excellent.

    Sounds excellent.
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    Gits.

    Gits.
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    Not when I tried. Site was fine, but the tool...

    Not when I tried. Site was fine, but the tool reported "technical difficulties".

    Handy list: Full list of local restriction tiers by area - GOV.UK
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    COVID: New Tiers Announced

    Find out the coronavirus restrictions in your local area - GOV.UK

    Of course it has crashed because a lot of people wanted to use it (who'd guessed).
  33. I don't believe that for a moment.

    I don't believe that for a moment.
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    Is the title boo-boo your fault or Vetties?

    Is the title boo-boo your fault or Vetties?
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    Your pain doesn't make me feel good.

    Your pain doesn't make me feel good.
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    We're the closest thing to Friends you've got.

    We're the closest thing to Friends you've got.
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    Kids write to the PM all the time. Often schools...

    Kids write to the PM all the time. Often schools get them to do it as a classroom activity or their parents think it is cute.
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    More than 2 families you mean. Who are these...

    More than 2 families you mean.

    Who are these people who are willing to spend time with you? One imagines they'd have a far better time if they met up with each other somewhere else.
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    Hospitality will be open to a certain extent...

    Hospitality will be open to a certain extent depending where you live, albeit take-out only in many areas. And as we discovered, just because you're a pub doesn't mean you can sell takeaway booze......
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    Even the article trying to talk up the final...

    Even the article trying to talk up the final couldn't find a way to stop it sounding super dull. A highlight apparently being when someone said someone's grenache was 'good'. Wow.

    The wife watches...
  41. Maybe they should have aired a program on basic...

    Maybe they should have aired a program on basic manners and not sounding like a pompous ass.

    Why do you assume people understand all this? For most of human history it's been a mystery even to...
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    And also 'spread' by our trade-body legal team,...

    And also 'spread' by our trade-body legal team, speaking as someone who has taken advice whether our business can turn them away.

    Countries may require vaccination to enter but this is different...
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    Just because you're seeking asylum doesn't mean...

    Just because you're seeking asylum doesn't mean you're not vain.
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    Not going to happen. Once vaccines banish the...

    Not going to happen. Once vaccines banish the spectre that covid represents, individual cases are far less terrifying.

    Not to mention the legality is incredibly dubious. Anti-vaxxers already have...
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    Seems a bit too late really but for those in...

    Seems a bit too late really but for those in genuine trouble it seems reasonable, whether contractors on 100k a year who are struggling to find a contract would (or should) be eligible is another...
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    I don't remember him making excuses for spikes...

    I don't remember him making excuses for spikes before, he accepted people aren't following the rules.
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    Gosh, in your rush to be sanctimonious you're now...

    Gosh, in your rush to be sanctimonious you're now posting about people breaking rules before they're even in place. Or perhaps you didn't understand this is a thread about the winter plan, i.e. what...
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    I know believers - old and vulnerable - who do...

    I know believers - old and vulnerable - who do hold that view. They see little point living holed up alone and miserable just for the sake of existing as long as possible, they'd rather attend church...
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    Most places will be under stricter rules than...

    Most places will be under stricter rules than before lockdown but still, I agree. Well the highest level of local restriction basically IS lockdown right?

    Maybe the hope is people will take...
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    According to the news, the restrictions are going...

    According to the news, the restrictions are going to be tighter but more things will be open and for longer.

    Somewhat confusing and it's unclear why this is going to work when it didn't before,...
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