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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  5. 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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    Doubt it. A minority will but neighbours will dob...

    Doubt it. A minority will but neighbours will dob each other in :)

    Quite large fines though. The places that do this are the places you didn't want to visit, I'd say :)

    I already see Calor say...
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    Maybe I can buy some kit cheap from pubs in the...

    Maybe I can buy some kit cheap from pubs in the north-west, they ain't using them!
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    Winter outdoor living

    I think we can probably say realistically, much of the UK is not going to be allowing indoor socialising before spring - but Tier 2 allows Ro6 in yer garden.

    I genuinely think outdoor heaters and...
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    Bill doesn't seem that stressed by his wealth to...

    Bill doesn't seem that stressed by his wealth to me. Seems a nice guy now he's out of the rat race.
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    Shame it's a bad impression they're making. As...

    Shame it's a bad impression they're making.

    As I said, replace "mask" with "trousers" and see how their arguments sound.
  16. Thread: DOOM: ATW

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    I genuinely didn't notice you've been away. ...

    I genuinely didn't notice you've been away.

    Where were you? Why are you back?
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    Probably - not sure if this is original but it's...

    Probably - not sure if this is original but it's certainly decades old.
  18. First “Possible COVID-19 Exposure” notification

    I have had a notification about “Possible COVID-19 Exposure”. What does this mean? . COVID-19 app support

    I am assuming you cannot find out anything more like when or where? Anyone had this, or...
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    I don't know fast-charging is the answer. A Tesla...

    I don't know fast-charging is the answer. A Tesla 3 has a battery capacity of about 50kWh. If you want to charge it in 1 minute, akin to refuelling, you need to provide 3000kW. Tesla already provide...
  20. Thread: Thanks Rishi

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    We actually care about our staff otherwise...

    We actually care about our staff otherwise mothballing the entire company might have been an option.
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    You're falling into their trap if you start...

    You're falling into their trap if you start talking about medical studies, they'll just say they're fake or point you to 'a doctor' who disputes it and claim "doctors can't agree".

    You don't need...
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    Get a tattoo of a mask on your face.

    Get a tattoo of a mask on your face.
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    Have you seen what a decent bike costs?

    Have you seen what a decent bike costs?
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    Amazon is still sending mysterious rubber ducks...

    Amazon is still sending mysterious rubber ducks to this man | The Northern Echo
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    Our red-brick Victorian house was...

    Our red-brick Victorian house was rendered/painted white. I quite like it as it might be rather brooding otherwise, nestled in the trees, but I do wonder if it can be reverted or our old 1860 bricks...
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    It would make sense that all places under...

    It would make sense that all places under additional restrictions would be in T2 except for those which were about to be further clamped down (NW).

    I do wonder that having only 3 tiers, basically...
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    After the plunge in interest rates in the 2000s,...

    After the plunge in interest rates in the 2000s, I think mortgages all have small print that the rate cannot fall below 0 even on trackers. Back then there were people on discounted deals who ended...
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    I like to mentally replace "masks" with...

    I like to mentally replace "masks" with "trousers" when people are frothing about how intolerable and totalitarian such measures are.
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    Banned because outside transmission is very much...

    Banned because outside transmission is very much backed by science.
    Let's face reality, the moment a police officer approachers you'll wet yourself and blubber apologies.

    I'm imagining during...
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    I was pretty impressed when I tried Blockly...

    I was pretty impressed when I tried Blockly although complex logic is still complex logic even if you do not have to worry about syntax.

    IFTTT obviously brings very simple non-code programming to...
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    There are plenty of times outdoor face coverings...

    There are plenty of times outdoor face coverings are indicated. Any time you are in close proximity to someone face-to-face for instance... say at a Trump speech. Pretty clear proof it can be...
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    Amazing, if people had died from a different...

    Amazing, if people had died from a different condition then we might have a different reaction. Try replacing it with "6 people in cancer ward killed by crazed gunman" and I suppose it would get more...
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    So you pick two countries at opposite ends of the...

    So you pick two countries at opposite ends of the spectrum... what about all the other European nations?
    Perhaps you should do a little more thinking.
  34. Thread: Thanks Rishi

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    Aw, now I want to know. If you make it clear it's...

    Aw, now I want to know. If you make it clear it's not a serious post I'm fine with it ;)

    mi fone did this on tappy tawk
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    Came as a shock that one Sent from my ONEPLUS...

    Came as a shock that one

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  36. Thread: Thanks Rishi

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    Thanks Rishi

    After delaying on the basis we really hate borrowing, we finally applied for BBL on our family business at the weekend with HSBC. Just had notification it's approved. Super easy, super quick.

    We'd...
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    What's easier to believe? A huge conspiracy...

    What's easier to believe?

    A huge conspiracy where a dozen people's tests were rigged to make it appear they all got Covid, doctors were forced to lie, etc so that an extremely risky tactic could...
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    Then you're as bad as he is.

    Then you're as bad as he is.
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    Or a classic sign of covid.

    Or a classic sign of covid.
  40. Thread: What an idiot

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    People respond to individuals, not statistics.

    People respond to individuals, not statistics.
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    He didn't look very well.

    He didn't look very well.
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    I never heard anyone warbling in grime music....

    I never heard anyone warbling in grime music. Maybe some new sub-genre.
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    Everyone ready and excited for the VP debate?...

    Everyone ready and excited for the VP debate? THey're basing the design on the new HIGNFY set, with plastic screens between the 2 even though they're about 15 feet apart.
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    Most people with Covid never go to hospital. I...

    Most people with Covid never go to hospital. I see outrage he's been 'allowed' to leave hospital. Are there diseases where you can be forcibly detained - must be a special list if so?



    We know...
  45. Surprised CUK allows posts "how do I do this...

    Surprised CUK allows posts "how do I do this illegal thing" - most forums seem to cull them for fear of culpability.
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    If you're happy committing fraud... Let us know...

    If you're happy committing fraud... Let us know how it works out. Do you honestly think nobody is going to come after you?

    And we wonder why the public has little sympathy for contractors.

    Sent...
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    The press secretary lady has it too. BBC full of...

    The press secretary lady has it too. BBC full of horrified commentary that she repeatedly didn't wear a mask during briefings, when standing 2m+ from reporters outside.

    A reminder that while...
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    Wrong thread for lying about your investments too...

    Wrong thread for lying about your investments too

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    Boris didn't realise he was seriously ill for...

    Boris didn't realise he was seriously ill for several days though. Seems you can't tell initially, it can kick in later?
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    Our old cinema got turned into a reasonably nice...

    Our old cinema got turned into a reasonably nice Walkabout but it rapidly deteriorated and then sat empty for years. Small bits have been used but I think it's largely unused.

    Sent from my ONEPLUS...
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