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    NUS going bust

    They have been troubles up mill since 2016 Why Are So Many Student Unions Trying to Leave the NUS? Depending who you talk to, the union is concentrating far too much, or not enough, on the wrong things. --- "NUS is lost I'm afraid. It's had good leadership from Megan Dunn, but it no longer represents students well." Dozens of Jewish Societies at universities across the country signed an open letter expressing their "extreme concern" over supposedly anti-Semitic comments she had made in the past, which she has strongly denied. The press and commentariat had a general field day over the election, hailing it both as a joke and as something that should be taken exceptionally seriously (the same confusing mix we saw with the election of Jeremy Corbyn). Following this general maelstrom, dozens of student unions around the country have been calling votes on whether to leave the NUS completely. https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/5gejqx/whats-going-on-with-the-nus-disaffiliation Sounds like Brexit - SU-exit?
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    NUS going bust

    We've been here before Financial crisis[edit] In the mid-2000s, NUS faced a financial crisis, caused by a coinciding of spiraling expenditure and decreasing income. A series of measures were proposed to address this, of which the most controversial included a series of changes to the constitutional and democratic processes. In 2004, two emergency conferences passed some of the changes proposed, albeit not without fierce dispute between those claiming the proposals were necessary reforms to maintain the existence of the organisation and those arguing that they were aimed at curbing democracy and involvement. The 2006 NUS Conference passed a policy which enabled NUS to launch NUS Extra in September 2006.[67] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Union_of_Students_(United_Kingdom)#Politicisation_and_Broad_Left,_1968–1982
  3. Saw a poster for Fallout 76 at a bus stop - never played the series. But there could be more backlash on new games
  4. Well one thing I've learn't is that the typical middle aged male gamer is not a typical looking beta geek. Shouldn't these men be out there chasing ladies? (and not spending hours playing and live streaming these games, well unless they make a living from it). Well that is for another thread, for another time in the main forum.
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    Last share you bought?

    The market is certainly playing a different tune. Darlings such as BOO, ASC, RMV, and a few more that I have mentioned have not recovered to their highs.
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    Ok, own up, who is it?

    Aren't having as much sex.... --- She is real - but it's mostly make up?
  7. Whoops wrong video in the other link. The "boo guy/ mobile forever" video is this one. Can't help but these conferences remind me of "Bitconnnnnnnneccct!"
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    Ok, own up, who is it?

    I think one could make some coin, by opening a discreet adult shop and sell these online going forward? Bizarrely, we are more connected than ever but we are more lonely than ever? The next generation of adults are even having as much sex as previous ones. One alpha male takes all the females. I think we have a job for Everard! Surrounded by his passion, but also as a business so it wouldn't be seen as "weird", and with a fat purse, and purpose he'd be seen as more normal.
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    Ok, own up, who is it?

    ^Classic. I thought Del sold them all? I guess he kept one for himself! These dolls have come along way since those blow up ones.
  10. ^Blizzcon Gaming Conference. Another step towards a gaming crash? So the internet FREAKED out literally. People were Outraged, offended and other words. Well as we were talking about video games, the makers of the Diablo franchise announced their latest installment to be on mobile devices only. Cue the outrage from PC gamers who are devoted to the game, who have spend hours and ££££s on top spec PCs. I've never played Diablo, so can't relate. I guess it would be like making the next Grand Theft Auto mobile phone only. Anyway, they announce the release at a Blizzcon, a gaming conference, where I guess journalists and hardcore gamers (PC Master Race) go to (they even dress up cos-play), where people afterwards online and at the conference were furious. Lol. Sometimes they need to think what type of audience they should release certain news to. Clearly that conference should be a shareholder one, NOT a fan based one. This video shows this - go straight to 7:45s (ignore the "blocked in your country" thumbnail, it's just a Pewdiepie joke). Well even with the weakness in the market, the market chose to sell off on this news. I guess mobile gaming should be good news (Huge Chinese Market, 1bn people) - many more players could play it and of course there is the profitable part of micro-transactions. However this may have damaged the Diablo fanbase, by deciding to take the franchise more mainstream. I will add videos of the two Q&A standups at the end of this post if you want to dig deeper behind the outrage. "mobile forever?" Guy Red Shirt Guy - "is this an April's Fool Joke?"
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    Uber loses $1bn in a quarter

    I guess they have to spend that much to look like a serious business. Their IPO I believe is next year, which will make the founders probably billionaires overnight (on paper).
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    Ok, own up, who is it?

    I say the sex dolls have a role for certain people at certain times of their lives - but you do have to ask yourself if you start "collecting them" you might have a deeper issue. He paid £5K each which is really pricey- I've noticed they have come down in price now. £800 odd https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Stunning-blonde-silicone-Sex-Love-Doll-with-accessories-158cm-Flesh-Sex-Toys/163369469766?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3D418ec20c411348e6b22a8c9442d72228%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D173625098117%26itm%3D163369469766&_trksid=p2481888.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3A02c7fb47-e853-11e8-85df-74dbd180b6f8|parentrq%3A141825391670aade2a9d2fbafffa02ec|iid%3A1 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Adult-size-silicone-sex-love-doll-kit-158cm-internal-metal-skeleton-flesh-toy-UK/163369456349?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3D418ec20c411348e6b22a8c9442d72228%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D173625098117%26itm%3D163369456349&_trksid=p2481888.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3A02c7fb47-e853-11e8-85df-74dbd180b6f8|parentrq%3A141825391670aade2a9d2fbafffa02ec|iid%3A1
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    Direct Line Home Insurance Jokers

    I am expecting insurance premiums to go up massively going forward. Previously we had the luxury of low crime. Criminals were occupied by easy loans and credit cards. But now as that has closed off, they are robbing shops and residential homes. Coupled with low police numbers, and the low likelihood a copper will catch them red handed, people have no choice but claim. Some places are robbed 3 times in 12 months https://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/16834131.totton-bar-boss-in-quit-threat-after-break-in/