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    spygirl reacted to Rare Bear in London - Grenfell House   
    You know, when I heard about Grenfell that morning I was expecting a really serious scandal to kick off and lots of reforms. That is, about all the non English housed at the taxpayer's expense in near enough Central London. Seriously. Not joking.
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    spygirl got a reaction from Shamone in Why are the So-Called BBC such arseholes?   
    Can you see a Frenchy going for this
    https://www.cheshirecheesecompany.co.uk/about-us

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    spygirl reacted to TheBlueCat in Why are the So-Called BBC such arseholes?   
    From the website:
    "Our full name is Cheshire Cheese Online LLP."
    This is them:
    https://find-and-update.company-information.service.gov.uk/company/OC389472
    Last set of accounts that go up to end of 2019:
    Total exemption full accounts made up to 30 November 2019
    The only fixed assets they have are the (depreciated) values of one or maybe two laptop computers so, as Sypgril says, they're not manufacturing anything themselves.
    Their accounts don't mention turnover but, since they aren't audited, they must be a micro-entity with turnover below 600K. But.... the Graun says they lost 250K/20% in sales which would imply their turnover is 1.25M. So, either they more than doubled their turnover in a 12 month period or someone is telling porkies.
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    spygirl reacted to Chewing Grass in Why are the So-Called BBC such arseholes?   
    So 5 minutes of fact-checking reveals that Mr Spurrell is a middle-class dinner party bullshitter and the BBC are no better.
    Can't make Cheshire Cheese in France, but you can make 'Cheshire Style Cheese' from your holiday home in the Dordogne but you ain't going to get any real return on your 'investment' but a Channel 4 / BBC film crew may turn up to stroke your ego .
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    spygirl reacted to DocH in trans madness   
    "AJ who eats 5000 calories a day"    -     Why?
     
    AJ who was bullied, wants gender reassignment surgery.    -    Yes, bullying will definitely decrease afer that.
     
    Tragic case. Highly complicit mother, stuffing AJ with so many calories he/she/they can't possibly lose weight.
     
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    spygirl reacted to Happy Renting in Arduino projects   
    Fnarr fnarr.
    In all these designs the real expense would be the potentiometers, and making a decent front panel.
    At least potentiometers are better quality nowadays.
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    spygirl got a reaction from onlyme in Arduino projects   
    Your choices for this are
    FreeRTOS - which can be stripped down to few 10k
    uCOs which is smaller still.
    Or a while loop.
    Or something a bit mental
    http://dunkels.com/adam/pt/
     
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    spygirl reacted to JohnnyB in Why are the So-Called BBC such arseholes?   
    This made me do a double-take. Probably 500k businesses have taken huge hits from repeated lockdowns and some sectors like retail and leisure haemorrhaging billions. Yet the BBC decide to highlight something tangential to Brexit just because.
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    spygirl reacted to sarahbell in London - Grenfell House   
    It's all about who is judge jury and executioner. 

    I suspect a very large % of the population would be fine with this too.
    Instantly stopping issues by any means would make life on estates better.

    The major thief on the Ardwick estate got locked up occasionally and no cars were broken into or stolen whilst he was inside and no houses robbed. How much easier to just remove him altogether?  Life on the estate would have been a billion times better.
     
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    spygirl reacted to The XYY Man in Arduino projects   
    Aye, until the Teesside Park shop opened.
    There was also a Tandy in Hartlepool if you wanted to pay eight quid for a 47K resistor, and a cracking little place called Radio Supplies behind the Nash that would get you parts if they didn't stock them - which was never that often as they did stock a lot of stuff.
    They sold up in the late 90s, and moved to Horden of all places, rebranding themselves as Sornel Ltd. They did lots of cheap burglar alarms, audio, lighting and disco gear, but still kept a good range of basic components. Especially the correct type of 8 Amp Anti-surge fuse for cheap microwave ovens that had a quick-blow one fitted in the factory. I made quite a few quid out of fitting those fuses to microwaves that had died three weeks after the guarantee had ran out...!
    Sadly they retired about three years ago, and I think the shop now sells fishing tackle...
     
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    spygirl got a reaction from The XYY Man in Arduino projects   
    I bet you went yo the same Maplins, up Linthorpe, as I did.
    I got the Babbinii?? Ic555 mini book
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    spygirl got a reaction from dgul in Arduino projects   
    Even in the 80s, the QA of non Jap electronic manufacturers was so inconsistent (Sinclair, Amstrad, etc) that it was some times cheaper n less hassle to make your own rather than pony up for £££££ kit.
    No internet, so all word of mouth.
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    spygirl reacted to mooncat69 in Government Bounceback Loans   
    My contractor mate always used to lie about his skills because he was confident he could either cram the knowledge before he started or pick it up quickly.
    Very much like the advice from my boss saying I just need to be twenty minutes ahead of my superiors.
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    spygirl reacted to DurhamBorn in Credit deflation and the reflation cycle to come (part 2)   
    I count my home as minus £295 a month.Its paid for,but thats the cost of all the direct debits to keep it going.I count its capital value as zero even though its fully paid for.My fathers house is more likely to go in my portfolio when he pops than mine is.In my mind,i get the value of living in my house mortgage free,but its my children who get the capital value.
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    spygirl got a reaction from onlyme in Why are the So-Called BBC such arseholes?   
    Can you see a Frenchy going for this
    https://www.cheshirecheesecompany.co.uk/about-us

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    spygirl got a reaction from swiss_democracy_for_all in Fresh start: what’s the best fresh start you have ever had?   
    Blokes - and I assume you've not become Mrs pin - dont tend to stop growing til 21 22.
    I grew another 2 inches from 18 to 25.
     
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    spygirl reacted to Loki in Fresh start: what’s the best fresh start you have ever had?   
    I can't imagine fasting in the middle of winter.  Brrrrrr.  I've done 2 or 3 days in summer, years ago.
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    spygirl reacted to MrPin in Fresh start: what’s the best fresh start you have ever had?   
    I used to weigh 9 stone when I was 18, Now some years on I am 75kg. Some metric shit happened..
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    spygirl got a reaction from Rowley in Celebrity Death Sweepstake 2021   
    Committed suicide with both hands tied behind his back....
    Gets murky, when you are dealing with 'non standard' funding sources.
    Propordee is good for dumping large sums of money.
    However maybe the 'investors' watch Krusty too much and have an overly optimistic  view of prices n liquidity....
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    spygirl got a reaction from arrow in Credit deflation and the reflation cycle to come (part 2)   
    Majority of people will be lucky to have an active I.e spending money retirement beyond ~80.
    You only need cash for the first 10 years.
    After that, it tends to be pottering, then waiting for the reaper to come for tea.
    Dont do anything to compromise your long term health.
    That includes stressing yourself to a heart attack.
    It also include excessive repetitive impact exercise like running.
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    spygirl got a reaction from arrow in Credit deflation and the reflation cycle to come (part 2)   
    The last 30 odd years have seen people live longer and longer - and Im using the term 'live' pretty loosely.
    I was talking about his with my mam as she was off for her jab.
    When I was a kid in the 80s there really was not many old people alive. Most blokes were finished off in their 60s heart attack. The women tend to follow, before they were 80.
    On the TV news and at my mums vaccine centre, there were loads of OAPS wheeling their parents to get a jab.
    'Eeeh, if it was a dog a dog theyd put it down'
    The UK has wasted a fortune spending on healthcare which has only gone on keeping very old OAPs sucking soup.
    Covid is new flu-like virus. To add to normal flu.
    The 95%+ of C19 deaths are 75+ with co morbidities.
    30 years ago the majority of these people would have died long ago of something else.
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    spygirl reacted to spunko in Best thread titles 2020   
    I wish to nominate 'For you fatty the summer is over' 
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    spygirl reacted to unregistered_guest in Best thread titles 2020   
    In the spirit of the 2020 US election, I see no reason to run a poll.
    Just give it to Ghislaine Didn't Kill Herself
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    spygirl reacted to Loki in Ahh was pikey   
    peak clownworld 
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