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    dgul got a reaction from AlfredTheLittle in Pay coconuts get monkeys   
    Yes.  But you've got to actually read it.  The knee-jerk reaction is to get shops to say 'don't buy your coconut oil if it is sourced from Thailand' -- but that approach is unlikely to actually have any impact.  UK shops will source from elsewhere, but it won't make much different to the situation in Thailand -- It probably won't help the abused monkeys.
    If they wanted to actually make a difference they'd have been better advised to work with Thai suppliers to improve animal husbandry conditions in their country.
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    dgul reacted to SpectrumFX in Deluded Old Scrapper Birds On Dating Sites   
    Passed a certain age I don't see how you can avoid both of you having shit in your past. Its just a question of the scale of it and whether they/you have moved past it.
    There's a lot to be said for getting married when you're young and staying together. 
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    dgul got a reaction from Hail the Tripod in Pay coconuts get monkeys   
    So, Boris's current fluff has come out with some statement about not eating coconut oil collected by monkeys.
    I did think this sounded a bit 'April fool', but apparently it is actually a thing.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-53276071
    Anyway, I'm not sure about all this.  Is it actually bad to use monkeys to do a bit of work, in return (presumably) for a bit of food / shelter?  Is it worse than eating animals?  Is it worse than buying stuff made in a sweatshop?  What about farm or hunting dogs?  Or cats used to control mice? etc etc.
    I do think they shouldn't be abused, but that's a different issue.  I just don't think I've got a problem with it at a fundamental level.
  4. Lol
    dgul got a reaction from invalid in Pay coconuts get monkeys   
    You're thinking of guerrillas.
  5. Agree
    dgul got a reaction from LC1 in Pay coconuts get monkeys   
    So, Boris's current fluff has come out with some statement about not eating coconut oil collected by monkeys.
    I did think this sounded a bit 'April fool', but apparently it is actually a thing.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-53276071
    Anyway, I'm not sure about all this.  Is it actually bad to use monkeys to do a bit of work, in return (presumably) for a bit of food / shelter?  Is it worse than eating animals?  Is it worse than buying stuff made in a sweatshop?  What about farm or hunting dogs?  Or cats used to control mice? etc etc.
    I do think they shouldn't be abused, but that's a different issue.  I just don't think I've got a problem with it at a fundamental level.
  6. Agree
    dgul got a reaction from AlfredTheLittle in How big is Tesla   
    My problem with Tesla is that it doesn't solve the problem it claims to ('environment').
    For electric cars, the bulk of the environmental damage is in the creation of the battery for it, and thus it makes most sense if the user maximises their use of the battery (ie, drive daily a decent proportion of the battery capacity).  It doesn't make environmental sense if you make the battery and then don't use it (charge up once a week, say).
    But, for a 'normal person', it is terrible for the environment to be driving 200 miles every day.  These people should be trying to drive less, not justifying their driving by it being 'not as bad for the environment'.
    Of course, there might be financial reasons for driving a fancy electric car, but that's only because of tax incentives (mainly in taxation of fuel -- Per mile rates on electric are in the same ballpark as fossil fuels before taxation.
    I really don't understand why there is any tax incentive (plug-in grant) for 'normal people' buying ecars, but not really so much for commerce.  IMO there should be hefty incentives for high-mileage commercial use (post, taxis) and hardly any for regular car users.
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    dgul got a reaction from MrPin in How big is Tesla   
    My problem with Tesla is that it doesn't solve the problem it claims to ('environment').
    For electric cars, the bulk of the environmental damage is in the creation of the battery for it, and thus it makes most sense if the user maximises their use of the battery (ie, drive daily a decent proportion of the battery capacity).  It doesn't make environmental sense if you make the battery and then don't use it (charge up once a week, say).
    But, for a 'normal person', it is terrible for the environment to be driving 200 miles every day.  These people should be trying to drive less, not justifying their driving by it being 'not as bad for the environment'.
    Of course, there might be financial reasons for driving a fancy electric car, but that's only because of tax incentives (mainly in taxation of fuel -- Per mile rates on electric are in the same ballpark as fossil fuels before taxation.
    I really don't understand why there is any tax incentive (plug-in grant) for 'normal people' buying ecars, but not really so much for commerce.  IMO there should be hefty incentives for high-mileage commercial use (post, taxis) and hardly any for regular car users.
  8. Informative
    dgul got a reaction from Heart's Ease in What's going to collapse next...   
    Sykes Cottages.
    They've just announced that they'll offer refunds to be paid by the end of the month.
    I don't think they've got the cash -- I think they've worked out a pre-pack solution.
  9. Lol
    dgul got a reaction from mooncat69 in Pay coconuts get monkeys   
    You're thinking of guerrillas.
  10. Agree
    dgul got a reaction from Gloommonger in Pay coconuts get monkeys   
    So, Boris's current fluff has come out with some statement about not eating coconut oil collected by monkeys.
    I did think this sounded a bit 'April fool', but apparently it is actually a thing.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-53276071
    Anyway, I'm not sure about all this.  Is it actually bad to use monkeys to do a bit of work, in return (presumably) for a bit of food / shelter?  Is it worse than eating animals?  Is it worse than buying stuff made in a sweatshop?  What about farm or hunting dogs?  Or cats used to control mice? etc etc.
    I do think they shouldn't be abused, but that's a different issue.  I just don't think I've got a problem with it at a fundamental level.
  11. Lol
    dgul got a reaction from Craig in Pay coconuts get monkeys   
    You're thinking of guerrillas.
  12. Agree
    dgul got a reaction from The Grey Man in Pay coconuts get monkeys   
    You're thinking of guerrillas.
  13. Agree
    dgul got a reaction from The Grey Man in Pay coconuts get monkeys   
    So, Boris's current fluff has come out with some statement about not eating coconut oil collected by monkeys.
    I did think this sounded a bit 'April fool', but apparently it is actually a thing.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-53276071
    Anyway, I'm not sure about all this.  Is it actually bad to use monkeys to do a bit of work, in return (presumably) for a bit of food / shelter?  Is it worse than eating animals?  Is it worse than buying stuff made in a sweatshop?  What about farm or hunting dogs?  Or cats used to control mice? etc etc.
    I do think they shouldn't be abused, but that's a different issue.  I just don't think I've got a problem with it at a fundamental level.
  14. Informative
    dgul got a reaction from sancho panza in Credit deflation and the reflation cycle to come (part 2)   
    Intel is meant to just have the 'personal computer' and server markets -- and these are fairly stable so growth comes as those markets grow.  (it is more complex than that, but as a 2 sec overview)
    Nvidia has been graphics processors (its 'stable market', growing as the market grows) but they've also got two potential 'big growth' areas -- cloud gaming and AI.  So, they've got a dream of future wealth behind them, driving the PE higher.
  15. Informative
    dgul got a reaction from sancho panza in Credit deflation and the reflation cycle to come (part 2)   
    There's always money in mining if you can get mining systems at cost and/or electricity cheaper than everyone else.  Clearly, a casual person in the UK is hard pushed to meet either of those requirements.
    The dream of 'mining companies' is that shareholders provide the capital for investment and they do the mining efficiently.  I'd imagine that in reality it is just a money transfer mechanism*.
    [* This isn't quite fair -- they might have purchasing power to get a good deal from ASIC miner suppliers, and might operate in places with cheaper electricity.  Nonetheless, it isn't clear why they should give a significantly better ROI than buying an Antminer, say.]
    [Personally, I believe that the whole crypto space has become infested with people manipulating prices, from the Tether printing stuff to Far Eastern mining conglomerates.  Not something I'm touching, other than I happen to have a Skycoin miner in the attic, mining merrily, and I can't be bothered to go up there to switch it off.]
  16. Lol
    dgul got a reaction from Option5 in Pay coconuts get monkeys   
    You're thinking of guerrillas.
  17. Agree
    dgul reacted to Happy Renting in How big is Tesla   
    Poor Tesla build quality, and more generally I don't intend to commit to any electric car until the charging infrastructure is available everywhere and standardised. 
  18. Agree
    dgul got a reaction from Option5 in Pay coconuts get monkeys   
    So, Boris's current fluff has come out with some statement about not eating coconut oil collected by monkeys.
    I did think this sounded a bit 'April fool', but apparently it is actually a thing.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-53276071
    Anyway, I'm not sure about all this.  Is it actually bad to use monkeys to do a bit of work, in return (presumably) for a bit of food / shelter?  Is it worse than eating animals?  Is it worse than buying stuff made in a sweatshop?  What about farm or hunting dogs?  Or cats used to control mice? etc etc.
    I do think they shouldn't be abused, but that's a different issue.  I just don't think I've got a problem with it at a fundamental level.
  19. Lol
    dgul got a reaction from Ash4781b in Pay coconuts get monkeys   
    You're thinking of guerrillas.
  20. Agree
    dgul reacted to Knickerless Turgid in How big is Tesla   
    Bigger than Enron...
  21. Lol
    dgul got a reaction from The XYY Man in Pay coconuts get monkeys   
    You're thinking of guerrillas.
  22. Agree
    dgul got a reaction from invalid in Pay coconuts get monkeys   
    So, Boris's current fluff has come out with some statement about not eating coconut oil collected by monkeys.
    I did think this sounded a bit 'April fool', but apparently it is actually a thing.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-53276071
    Anyway, I'm not sure about all this.  Is it actually bad to use monkeys to do a bit of work, in return (presumably) for a bit of food / shelter?  Is it worse than eating animals?  Is it worse than buying stuff made in a sweatshop?  What about farm or hunting dogs?  Or cats used to control mice? etc etc.
    I do think they shouldn't be abused, but that's a different issue.  I just don't think I've got a problem with it at a fundamental level.
  23. Agree
    dgul got a reaction from The Idiocrat in Pay coconuts get monkeys   
    So, Boris's current fluff has come out with some statement about not eating coconut oil collected by monkeys.
    I did think this sounded a bit 'April fool', but apparently it is actually a thing.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-53276071
    Anyway, I'm not sure about all this.  Is it actually bad to use monkeys to do a bit of work, in return (presumably) for a bit of food / shelter?  Is it worse than eating animals?  Is it worse than buying stuff made in a sweatshop?  What about farm or hunting dogs?  Or cats used to control mice? etc etc.
    I do think they shouldn't be abused, but that's a different issue.  I just don't think I've got a problem with it at a fundamental level.
  24. Agree
    dgul got a reaction from jamtomorrow in Credit deflation and the reflation cycle to come (part 2)   
    There's always money in mining if you can get mining systems at cost and/or electricity cheaper than everyone else.  Clearly, a casual person in the UK is hard pushed to meet either of those requirements.
    The dream of 'mining companies' is that shareholders provide the capital for investment and they do the mining efficiently.  I'd imagine that in reality it is just a money transfer mechanism*.
    [* This isn't quite fair -- they might have purchasing power to get a good deal from ASIC miner suppliers, and might operate in places with cheaper electricity.  Nonetheless, it isn't clear why they should give a significantly better ROI than buying an Antminer, say.]
    [Personally, I believe that the whole crypto space has become infested with people manipulating prices, from the Tether printing stuff to Far Eastern mining conglomerates.  Not something I'm touching, other than I happen to have a Skycoin miner in the attic, mining merrily, and I can't be bothered to go up there to switch it off.]
  25. Informative
    dgul got a reaction from Heart's Ease in Credit deflation and the reflation cycle to come (part 2)   
    Article in FT:
    https://ftalphaville.ft.com/2020/07/02/1593691837000/Inflation-is-coming/