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« Reply #27045 on: Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 16:08:15 »

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We rescheduled a gig on Sunday.  Kodaline in Birmingham.  Up to our knees in snow.  Likely that only 30% of people would be able to make it.  No public transport running.  Police advising not to travel.

The amout of abuse and threats the venue and the band got was a bloody joke.

People can be arseholes.

People are such dicks at times. Moreso with perceived internet anonymity
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« Reply #27046 on: Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 16:52:39 »

Some people's reaction to Peter Kay cancelling all future activities due to a family issue (in the minority thankfully).

Yeah I'm sure its nothing at all serious. Dicks.

What a hateful shitcunt.

Got tickets for my girlfriend for Christmas. Lazy arsehole.
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« Reply #27047 on: Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 17:42:45 »

Biggest problem I see with bitcoin is it needs some sort of hard fork, in its current iteration itís too slow and wonít ever cope with modern day amounts of transactions.

Iíve read books on Bitcoin sometime back, so havenít fact checked this and arenít entirely sure if Iím correct, but Bitcoin can only process 7 transactions a second, or could.

It only needs to process 1 per second currently, but as the block size has increased, itís slowed transactions down and it can now only do just under 4 per second.

Visa does 22,000 transactions a second, so something needs to give.

Then thereís the fact that about 40% of Bitcoin is owned by about 1000 people.

Also, saw this on Twitter.


Like other new tech, the pioneer isn't always the one to succeed.

Blockchain will change the world and Bitcoin has forged the way for digital currency, but an as yet unknown will no doubt be the currency of the future.
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« Reply #27048 on: Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 18:21:02 »

The word "Feminism". Don't get me wrong, I support equality of the sexes. But the word itself bothers me. Racism, Sexism, Ageism etc are all similar words but they are much clearer in what they represent. And a *-ist person in these cases is generally seen to be a negative, whereas being a feminist is a good thing.

Surely there must be a better word for a movement or person fighting for equality than feminism which in itself seems to limit the entry criteria to ~50% of the population ? I know a man can be a feminist but it seems odd when people are fighting for gender-neutral vocabulary to replace every "man" word that the word feminism is the best we can come up with
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« Reply #27049 on: Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 19:05:51 »

What a hateful shitcunt.

Got tickets for my girlfriend for Christmas. Lazy arsehole.

Smiley Smiley  Time to hit amazon in a desperate scramble for a replacement then..
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« Reply #27050 on: Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 19:24:06 »

The word "Feminism". Don't get me wrong, I support equality of the sexes. But the word itself bothers me. Racism, Sexism, Ageism etc are all similar words but they are much clearer in what they represent. And a *-ist person in these cases is generally seen to be a negative, whereas being a feminist is a good thing.

Surely there must be a better word for a movement or person fighting for equality than feminism which in itself seems to limit the entry criteria to ~50% of the population ? I know a man can be a feminist but it seems odd when people are fighting for gender-neutral vocabulary to replace every "man" word that the word feminism is the best we can come up with

Egalitarian is the word you are looking for.
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« Reply #27051 on: Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 21:36:21 »

didn't know which thread to put this in but looks like our mate Jed is turning his hand to rugby

http://m.rugbynetwork.net/boards/read/s130.htm?129,16173144

The first post will make you laugh if nothing else
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« Reply #27052 on: Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 22:39:23 »

poor bastards. nobody deserves Captain bollocks, not even egg chasers
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« Reply #27053 on: Thursday, December 14, 2017, 17:07:01 »

Not really very trivial but FFS, the Home Office really are shitbags aren't they

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/dec/14/boxing-champion-awaits-deportation-after-fighting-for-england-six-times
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« Reply #27054 on: Thursday, December 14, 2017, 19:52:39 »

That's awful
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« Reply #27055 on: Thursday, December 14, 2017, 23:38:01 »

Shitter, isnít it?!

My issue is I can see it happening again. Was poised to buy Ripple yesterday, and itís doubled in price since.



And itís now nearly quadrupled.
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« Reply #27056 on: Friday, December 15, 2017, 16:05:36 »

Persimmon pay their CEO £130m bonus while welshing on their S106 obligations at Coate:

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/dec/15/persimmon-chair-resigns-chief-executive-obscene-bonus

http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/15770844.__39_Developers_have_Swindon_Borough_Council_over_a_barrel__39_/

Developers must laugh their tits off when they deal with our council. All the way to the bank
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« Reply #27057 on: Friday, December 15, 2017, 16:18:18 »

 Glad you brought that one up, although it isn't really trivial.  Should be in te political thread.

 TBF to SBC, they are shafted by Tory central government, who I don't suppose have any sizeable donations from housebuilders or directorships in said companies.  Further I don't suppose any of them salt their ill gotten gains away in off shore tax havens.
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« Reply #27058 on: Friday, December 15, 2017, 16:46:24 »

I'd look at this another way, after setting some mafia type on the Persimmon group.  If the Council was willing to approve planning permission on other sites, why not cut out the middle man (I think they are on a small scale).  They can then also ensure a sufficient supply of low cost homes while using the profits on higher end properties to subsidise that.
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« Reply #27059 on: Saturday, December 16, 2017, 20:29:33 »

Glancing at Strictly and I was wracking my brains who Debbie McGee reminds me of.

Then it came to me . . . Touchť Turtle
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