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    That may be easier said than done, because the...

    That may be easier said than done, because the snag is none of us knows where Dimprawn lives! :eyes
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    Normally viruses and diseases tend to become less...

    Normally viruses and diseases tend to become less virulent over time.
  3. He's probably seeing some young bloke behind her...

    He's probably seeing some young bloke behind her back! :laugh
  4. You might be surprised - A lot of senior BBC bods...

    You might be surprised - A lot of senior BBC bods also contract there through limited companies.

    After all, wasn't it the former BBC DG, John Birt, and his senior colleagues whose contract...
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    Right result, but for the wrong reason. These...

    Right result, but for the wrong reason.

    These BBC "celebs" should be shipped out after five years to make room for new talent, instead of a handful favoured talking heads being kept on for decade...
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    Huh? How many ways are there to pronounce "gif",...

    Huh? How many ways are there to pronounce "gif", unless you're one of those weirdos who pronounces it "jiff" as in jiffy bag, in which case you probably insist on spelling "disk" as "disc" about 50...
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    In UK and US common law, you're not legally...

    In UK and US common law, you're not legally obliged to help anyone in danger or distress, even if there is negligable or zero risk to yourself.

    So legally, and arguably morally, you're perfectly...
  8. Crikey, you got out of bed on the wrong side this...

    Crikey, you got out of bed on the wrong side this morning! :eyes
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    Some of the Lithium around today was formed in...

    Some of the Lithium around today was formed in the first few minutes after the Big Bang:

    Big Bang nucleosynthesis
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    2019

    2019
  11. Maybe there's pirate treasure buried under the...

    Maybe there's pirate treasure buried under the body! They should have hauled it out and started digging deeper. :eek

    I bet they didn't think of that :smokin
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    Or the Hilbert Hotel, which has an infinite...

    Or the Hilbert Hotel, which has an infinite number of rooms and every time a guest arrives each person is shuffled into the next room and the new guest put in the first room.

    Seriously, it's a sad...
  13. Thread: 2020

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    Yep, sadly the Harry Palmer series jumped the...

    Yep, sadly the Harry Palmer series jumped the shark with that last one and never recovered.
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    After a couple of extensions, my current contract...

    After a couple of extensions, my current contract ends on Christmas Eve. But although I had resigned myself to a couple of weeks or even months on the bench, as I assumed clients wind down for...
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    Come to think of it .. "Dr Strangelove, or:...

    Come to think of it ..

    "Dr Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb"

    :glasses
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    If the Frogs aren't careful, the Jihadists will...

    If the Frogs aren't careful, the Jihadists will take over France entirely in 30 or 40 years.

    Clement Weill-Raynal on Twitter: "Une information exclusive du Figaro: une trentaine de soldats...
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    BoJo has mooted the idea of bringing back the...

    BoJo has mooted the idea of bringing back the Praemunire Act, which was abolished by Edward Heath's Tory government back in the early 1970s when the UK joined the EU.

    Broadly speaking, Praemunire,...
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    Die Hard Die Hard 2 Die Hard 3 Die Hard...

    Die Hard

    Die Hard 2

    Die Hard 3

    Die Hard 4

    Die Hard with a Vengeance (unless that is one of the preceding?! )
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    Doubtless a tiny chunk of turkey on a neat little...

    Doubtless a tiny chunk of turkey on a neat little pile of over-cooked veg with artfully "drizzled" sauce over the whole lot, and served on a giant plate.

    Two fork fulls and the main course will be...
  21. I bought myself a Satmap Active 20 GPS with...

    I bought myself a Satmap Active 20 GPS with Platinum Map Bundle

    The 1:10k map is basically a street map of the UK, down to the individual house level, and has come in very handy a couple of times...
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    Extras wanted for LotR TV series

    Do you look like an orc? Lord of the Rings TV show desperately needs actors to play the monsters and wants people with missing teeth, wrinkles and body hair to apply

    Sasguru - You up for the...
  23. Thread: ooops.

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    He could have saved himself a lot of trouble by...

    He could have saved himself a lot of trouble by using a proper air freshener like Ozium

    One quick squirt with that is enough to freshen a volume practically the size of St Pauls!
  24. But if you watch a normal film in full screen...

    But if you watch a normal film in full screen then won't everyone be waddling around like crabs or turtles, or aliens living on the surface of a neutron star?!

    I imagine even a giraffe would look...
  25. Of course, and I never claimed otherwise. All I...

    Of course, and I never claimed otherwise. All I said was 2019-11-24 Boris Johnson vows no tax hikes in Tory manifesto
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    The big unanswered question

    Is this Parliament more Brexiterish than the previous one, i.e. has the proportion of Remainer MPs reduced?

    If it hasn't then we're almost back to square one, whatever BoJo pontificates about....
  27. Nope, didn't the Tory manifesto include a promise...

    Nope, didn't the Tory manifesto include a promise not to increase any taxes for five years?

    Oh carp, I've just thought. Does it also promise not to introduce new types of tax?! :eek:
  28. To be fair, Kate Hoey is also pretty sound,...

    To be fair, Kate Hoey is also pretty sound, assuming the Momentum mob haven't driven her out of the Labour Party by now.
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    Rubbish! Boris promised there would be no new tax...

    Rubbish! Boris promised there would be no new tax rises, so any extra spending will have to come from Tory Party savings. :rolleyes:
  30. Thread: If Corbyn wins

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    I don't know if it's a doctored picture, may well...

    I don't know if it's a doctored picture, may well be sneaky Russkie disinformation to discredit Labour, but the Daily Mail has a picture of the Abbottopotamus wearing two different left shoes! :laugh...
  31. Thread: If Corbyn wins

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    You could say just the same about Corbynites and...

    You could say just the same about Corbynites and left wingers.

    As Machiavelli pointed out, rightly, in so many words, most people believe what they want to be true and they rarely give opposing...
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    Not the Stockpot on King's Road, sadly...

    Not the Stockpot on King's Road, sadly. Everything has been taken over by overpriced, sparrow portions of fancy French cordon bleu muck! :mad

    But that article says there is a cheap and cheerful...
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    Are you saying a Dyson cordless hoover costs...

    Are you saying a Dyson cordless hoover costs under £10?

    I'd heard they are driven by rubber bands inside, and was skeptical, but now I can well believe it!
  34. Thread: Some Good News

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    Sounds a pretty substantial achievement, although...

    Sounds a pretty substantial achievement, although mosaics in the red light district of Pompeii might have made a more interesting study than those in a church! :D
  35. Thread: Where's Moggy?

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    In case anyone is wondering, Moggsy is currently...

    In case anyone is wondering, Moggsy is currently enjoying a sabbatical, locked in a shepherd's hut on the Outer Hebrides. But not to worry, he'll be back on Friday raring to go :yay:
  36. Thread: Where's Moggy?

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    Nah, it's the empty train in which Agent Cob did...

    Nah, it's the empty train in which Agent Cob did his photo op, sitting on the floor like a true man of the people because it was so jam packed :rolleyes:
  37. She may be as mad as a march hare, but I...

    She may be as mad as a march hare, but I sometimes wonder what would happen if there was an acute and deadly worldwide plague which meant all incoming ships, planes, and lorries had to be quarantined...
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    True, but isn't there a combination code, changed...

    True, but isn't there a combination code, changed daily, which one must enter into a roadside keypad to open barriers going in or out.
  39. Thread: London Bridge

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    Send the bill to his family, like they do in...

    Send the bill to his family, like they do in China. :laugh
  40. Thread: Friday 13th

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    I "got" the reference - I've seen Vincent Price...

    I "got" the reference - I've seen Vincent Price in "Theatre of Blood" I'll have you know! :glasses
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    Just thought, I can claim back the expenses for...

    Just thought, I can claim back the expenses for the present, under the heading "client entertainment" :tongue



    Sounds great for a "no longer exactly a spring chicken" like me!

    Sometimes I...
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    They still have to pay ever increasing utility...

    They still have to pay ever increasing utility bills, council tax, and food out of their meagre pensions, and with this extra tax they'll have that much less money to pay.

    And the extra tax won't...
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    I'm in clientco's Secret Santa, and we're allowed...

    I'm in clientco's Secret Santa, and we're allowed to spend up to £10.

    Hmm, I wonder if HMR&C do tax vouchers, like book tokens, you can buy as gifts for people so they can post them as payments...
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    I love the Brexit Party's subliminal "vote here"...

    I love the Brexit Party's subliminal "vote here" arrow logo.

    Also, I wonder if they all have forenames like Aaron and Aardvark, so they come top of the list, ideal for undecided voters with a...
  45. That you don't give a flying feck what happens to...

    That you don't give a flying feck what happens to the NHS, as it would be run far more efficiently and just as effectively by being privatised and sold to the Yanks?

    Go on the attack, man! :laugh
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    Without wanting to sound chippy, it genuinely...

    Without wanting to sound chippy, it genuinely baffles me how someone once worth £40M (the article says) can become bankrupt, unless I suppose they just never bothered to pay any tax on their income...
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    and cut you off at the drop of a hat if you don't...

    and cut you off at the drop of a hat if you don't pay your eleccy bill within a week or so of receiving it
  48. Thread: Friday 13th

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    I used to buy tents when I saw them on sale cheap...

    I used to buy tents when I saw them on sale cheap in charity shops, thinking they wouldn't turn up very often.

    But then I read that each year about 100,000 tents are abandoned by people leaving...
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    I've just had a brainwave - If you're contracting...

    I've just had a brainwave - If you're contracting outside IR35 through your Ltd company, and you decide to go perm, then what is to prevent your Ltd from making you redundant and giving you a £30K...
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    AIUI, it is an identity relating eigenvalues of a...

    AIUI, it is an identity relating eigenvalues of a matrix with those of its minor matrices, and it has been known about in various forms for years. It sounds somewhat reminiscent of Dodgson...
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