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Joined on: Saturday, 29th December 2001, 21:40, Last used: Friday, 6th September 2013, 13:54

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About this user: Calm down girls... he ugly.

This user has posted a total of 4308 messages. On average, since joining, this user has posted 0.67 messages a day, or 4.66 messages a week. In the last 30 days, this user has posted 13 messages, which is on average 0.43 messages a day.

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RE: Brexit

Smart move by Bercow: he's pretty much done the job he's set out to do, which was keep power in elected parliament rather than allow minority govt. hijack control. He would almost certainly be removed next term (assuming a tory victory) so he has stood down now meaning that current parliament get to elect new speaker, quite possibly Harriet Harman. Tories can't do a Trump and elect their own stooge (again assuming they have a healthy majority after an election).

RE: Paracetamol shortage

I'm ok for HRT meds thanks...

RE: Paracetamol shortage

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Jitendar Canth says...
"Last time I bought some a few weeks ago, they were in stock."

We buy a lot of them, they may have been plentiful a few weeks ago. There's definitely a shortage, for whatever reason. Have been to supermarkets in several different towns. Although you can only buy 2 packs at a time (suicide prevention), it's still possible to buy quite a few believe me. When I searched news online couldn't seem to find any info.

Paracetamol shortage

Anyone else noticing that supermarkets seem to be out of the above (the cheap own brand stuff at least)? Thought it was just the local Aldi but have been to 3 or 4 places in last couple of weeks and they have none. Is this happening anywhere other than my bit of Kent? Online searching doesn't reveal much apart from the odd twitter mention. Are people already stockpiling???

RE: The Mash Report

I've always liked it.

Not least because of they came up with this and didn't give a f***:

RE: Brexit

From HIGNFY twitter feed:

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BREAKING: Jo Johnson resigns to spend less time with his family.

RE: Brexit

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alfie noakes says...
"Led by donkeys should go all in on this."

Low and behold:

RE: Brexit

It has been pointed out - and I thinks there's some truth in it - that the mocking meme-if-ication of JRM actually detracts from the draw-dropping arrogance he displayed (even if he didn't mean to - I'm aware of the speaker in the seat thing). He plays right into the narrative of the rich entitled toff, who couldn't really give a s*** about the country in a no-deal crash out. Led by donkeys should go all in on this.

RE: [VIDEO] Brexit

If you read Dunt's piece (it's mercifully short) it looks like they have stopped short of entirely shutting down parliament, allowing time to thwart them and perhaps revealing that the Cummings-driven govt. aren't quite as smart and in control as they like to make out.

RE: [VIDEO] Brexit

The always pithy Ian Dunt:

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The govt approach is strategically really quite inept. It shows its hand, angers the no-deal opposition, and yet still leaves them room to organise against it.

RE: Cable question

My guess is the usb-c supported Samsung is geared towards that rather than the 'standard' usb3.

RE: [VIDEO] The Great Hack

Finally got around to watching this. We're all f***ed.

RE: What3words

By coincidence I installed this on my phone the other day.

It's been around for some years - they were even talking about it on an old epidsode of QI last night!

RE: [VIDEO] Epstein dead by apparent suicide.

I dunno. Seems legit to me after seeing this tweet regarding Bozo's appointment as PM:

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English street lunatic obtains first job, thanks to charitable gift of bath, shave, hot meal, and new suit from queen Elizabeth.

RE: [VIDEO] Epstein dead by apparent suicide.

From North Korea's official twitter feed DPRK News Service:

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Supreme Leader Kim Jong-Un sends condolences to US President Donald Trump for recent death of close friend, Jeffrey Epstein.

RE: [VIDEO] Cats

2hrs of hocking up furballs and licking their bum holes set to music.

RE: [VIDEO] Brexit

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bandicoot says...
"You are all getting very argumentative now, i notice this on many Brexit discussions on other forums as time goes on, as this is ongoing for three years now, mainly due to the incompentence of our MPs to get it resolved.

The point is everyone has their own reasons for deciding to be a leaver or a remainer, and that is not going to change no matter how high you raise your voice to each other and use expletives."

You literally posted a youtube video where the guy lists ways of telling the EU - and therefore those who want to remain in it - to f*** off.

My 'expletive laden' reposte was me turning your own words back on you.

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Jitendar Canth says...
"Idea for a new referendum. Which half of the country do you want to live in, Remainia or the Brexit Kingdom"

It will be called 'Scotland'.

RE: [VIDEO] Brexit

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bandicoot says...
"Starts slow then quickly speeds up, Apologies for colourful language with a lot of the F word used "

To my business failing thanks to brexit "f*** off"

To my family members living in Europe "f*** off"

To my immigrant grandfather and eastern European antecedents "f*** off"

To Scotland, N. Ireland, Gibraltar "f*** off"

To the UK economy reliant on smooth trade, workers and services with Europe "f*** off"

When you've lost every argument and all you are left with is "f*** off"

RE: [VIDEO] The Next PM

@coldwar_steve

RE: [VIDEO] The Next PM

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bandicoot says...
"I do not like 'the neighbour informing the Police on Boris noises' story, its smells too much of Nazi Germany, and we know how that went."

Hot take...

RE: [VIDEO] The Next PM

Climb down everyone1!!1 This totally snatched paparazzi photo proves beyond doubt that they are deeply in love and that everything is great and look how natural and can i be prime minister now?

RE: [VIDEO] The Next PM

She's an odd one all right.

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In April 2013, the Daily Telegraph's star columnist, Allison Pearson, wrote a characteristically blistering column attacking the producers of the reality show The Voice for failing to select her daughter at the auditions. Under the headline "Why You Won't Hear My Daughter on The Voice", Pearson denounced the decision as evidence of bias against children with a "happy middle-class childhood".

This week — more than six years later — the Telegraph deleted that piece from the internet following a request by Pearson. Her reason, according to a source briefed on the matter: Her daughter is trying again to get on the show, and the columnist didn't want it coming up in Google searches ahead of the audition.
https://www.buzzfeed.com/markdistefano/voice-telegraph-allison-pearson-column-deleted

RE: [VIDEO] The Next PM

Some of the prominent Johnson supporting takes on this are quite incredible.

Alison 'didn't used to be insane' Pearson of the Telegraph:

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We really need to name and shame the #Boris neighbours. Maybe record their blameless, unshouty lives and give the tape to a national newspaper. Anyone know who they are?

RE: The Trump Presidency

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Jitendar Canth says...
"Until fossil fuels are completely phased out of electricity generation, electric cars are worse than petrol and diesel. Electricity generation from fossil fuels is only 38% efficient. It produces less carbon to drill for oil, crack it in a refinery, transport the fuel to petrol stations, put it in your car and burn it there for automotive force and drive the same distance as an electric car. I think in the UK there are days where electric cars are worthwhile, but it isn’t a constant thing yet."

That old trope has been debunked dozens of times. The oil industry pumps millions into misinformation because they know the writing's on the wall.

https://blog.ucsusa.org/dave-reichmuth/new-data-show-electric-vehicles-continue-to-get-cleaner

RE: The Trump Presidency

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Si Wooldridge says...
"And that might work in nice posh areas, but will it work for the common working class man or woman who may have youngsters or p***ed up adults passing by who will see the opportunity for a bit of vandalism?"

??? use the charging network then. There is more than one charging option. They are bringing chargers to supermarkets and workplaces. These will become commonplace. Petrol suppliers are doing tie-ins with charge providers to bring chargers to petrol stations - they know which way the wind is blowing.

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Si Wooldridge says...
"This will need a big infrastructure upgrade to make it as viable as it needs to be, I hope it happens but not convinced it'll happen in the next decade in any real meaningful way."

It's happening. Clearly you are unaware of it. Whatever objections you can dream up, electric cars are going to replace ICE cars wholesale. And battery prices (the bit that makes the cars expensive) are falling fast.

In Norway 60% of all new cars sales are electric. In China they are producing a myriad of new electric cars brands - they are the biggest buyers of electric vehicles in the world. The countries that don't push the change to electric become the 'left behinds'.

RE: The Trump Presidency

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Si Wooldridge says...
"I'm still not convinced that the electric car is practical on your average terraced street or tower block, so not quite as optimistic for the take up."

They're starting to put chargers in lamp posts in suburban streets and it's still possible (and will be getting easier) to charge your car in the growing charging network. You don't necessarily need a driveway to own an electric car.

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Si Wooldridge says...
"I also wonder how long it will take technology to make it practical for those who have to spend all day every day travelling for their job..."

95% of people drive less than 15 miles per day so current electric cars are fine for at least 95% of the driving population. The latest cars will do 200-300 miles on a charge. You can charge a Tesla to 80% in 30mins on their supercharge network.

The biggest barrier to ownership is availability and cost and they will both improve significantly in the next 10 yrs.

RE: The Trump Presidency

Ideally I'd like an electric car as my next car (second hand market is starting to pick up already) my current diesel is a pain in the arse, electric cars are far simpler on servicing (no dpf, no oil, no water, no sodding timing belts) never mind the pollution/running cost advantage. Initial costs will come down rapidly once the manufacturers finally get production rolling properly and battery costs are plummeting.

Electric cars become battery storage for the grid once the smart grid kicks in: imagine a million electric cars plugged in storing and levelling out grid supply - barely noticeable amounts to each individual car and that's before home battery storage becomes commonplace e.g. Tesla Powerwall.

The future is renewable and the UK should be trying to lead on this (we do have the two biggest off-shore windfarms in the world).

RE: The Next PM

It's OK though, we'll have an actual c*** in no. 10