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    Roger_Mellie got a reaction from Bedrag Justesen in Old Car Spotting   
    1998? Surely its not only 20 years old? 
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    Roger_Mellie got a reaction from spygirl in Invasion of the Agile Cult   
    You can do all that and still get it wrong, then what? 
    If it was possible to get things right every time based on high quality research I could give up work and become a billionaire. But it's impossible, so I can't.
    The trick is to minimise losses by failing early and diligently. In fact my own mantra when anyone says we should fail fast is to say 'No, we should fail dilligently'.
    Businesses are complex, people are complex and markets and customers are just people.
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    Roger_Mellie got a reaction from spygirl in Invasion of the Agile Cult   
    People get things wrong all the time therefore businesses get things wrong all the time. The aim of things like agile is to get things wrong faster. 
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    Roger_Mellie got a reaction from spygirl in Invasion of the Agile Cult   
    Been there, done that. Wait until you get onto the joys of 'Cost to Serve'.
    The underlying principle of all of this is that a modern business is only as good as its data. I was talking to one consultant who reckoned they'd done work with a multinational whose data was so bad they had to ring up customers to find out what price they were being charged. And I can believe it.
    It's especially bad in organisations that have grown by acquisition who then have an entire Mish mash of incompatible legacy systems (both software and fundamental accounting) to deal with.
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    Roger_Mellie got a reaction from the gardener in School's out for ever ...   
    I can top that... 
    In one of the Brexit threads I gave an opinion that whilst walking through Schiphol one Saturday morning I realised that nothing could change after Brexit because too many people were making too much money from international trade and travel, travel was so integrated into our lives it was impossible to wind back. 
    How wrong is it possible to be? I wish I could find the post now. 
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    Roger_Mellie got a reaction from The XYY Man in Old Car Spotting   
    Saw this whilst I was out walking today. No idea what it is, but it's old. 

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    Roger_Mellie reacted to Frank Hovis in Death Of London   
    I agree.
    Give it a year and this whole working from "revolution" will be a memory.
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    Roger_Mellie got a reaction from Libspero in Keto Diet   
    8 week update - day 56, 23 lbs lost in total, 10 to go to the target.
    Everything looking fairly linear so far, maybe a little hint of the rate of loss starting to decline, but not by much. Losing just shy of 0.4lb/day on average and just under 3lb/week.



     
     
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    Roger_Mellie got a reaction from MrLibertyRedux in Old Car Spotting   
    Saw this whilst I was out walking today. No idea what it is, but it's old. 

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    Roger_Mellie got a reaction from 23rdian in TV: box-sets to watch   
    It gets very samey after a while, and like a lot of network US shows ends up more filler than story. 
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    Roger_Mellie got a reaction from Van Lady in What have you done today to make you feel proud?   
    First decent walk of the year in good weather, its only 2 weeks since I was trudging across the moors in a foot of snow at -6oC and a 40mph gale. 
    The North Sea was like a mill pond today. 
     



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    Roger_Mellie got a reaction from stop_the_craziness in What have you done today to make you feel proud?   
    First decent walk of the year in good weather, its only 2 weeks since I was trudging across the moors in a foot of snow at -6oC and a 40mph gale. 
    The North Sea was like a mill pond today. 
     



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    Roger_Mellie got a reaction from stop_the_craziness in Keto Diet   
    8 week update - day 56, 23 lbs lost in total, 10 to go to the target.
    Everything looking fairly linear so far, maybe a little hint of the rate of loss starting to decline, but not by much. Losing just shy of 0.4lb/day on average and just under 3lb/week.



     
     
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    Roger_Mellie got a reaction from stop_the_craziness in Bikes!   
    All I know is there are se genuinely mental bikers. 
    Couple of weeks back I was out walking in the snow and ice and there were loads of bike tracks in the hills. All I could think is they must have had balls of titanium. 
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    Roger_Mellie got a reaction from Castlevania in England Ireland rugby, who will take the knee?   
    I was in Ravenscar yesterday. I was going to go to Whitby but I know the local spanners don't like people coming down from Teesside. 
    Beautiful day and a totally still sea. 

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    Roger_Mellie got a reaction from Hail the Tripod in TV: box-sets to watch   
    It gets very samey after a while, and like a lot of network US shows ends up more filler than story. 
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    Roger_Mellie got a reaction from The XYY Man in England Ireland rugby, who will take the knee?   
    I was in Ravenscar yesterday. I was going to go to Whitby but I know the local spanners don't like people coming down from Teesside. 
    Beautiful day and a totally still sea. 

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    Roger_Mellie got a reaction from Bedrag Justesen in TV: box-sets to watch   
    It gets very samey after a while, and like a lot of network US shows ends up more filler than story. 
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    Roger_Mellie got a reaction from whocares in "That's why I really want to get back to Britain because I know it will be taken care of - health-wise, at least,"   
    I don't really know much about this so I read a few articles. 
    It's really not that uncommon. Stripping citizenship as a punishment seems to be fairly widely practiced or at least fairly well established. 
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.dw.com/en/revoking-citizenship-how-it-works-across-the-eu/a-47773802
    Given what I've read I don't have a moral issue with it. The only question is 'is she a citizen of Bangladesh', the rules seem to say yes. I don't know what 'legal chicanery is' and it does seem that the courts so far agree with Javids lawyers. 
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    Roger_Mellie got a reaction from spygirl in "That's why I really want to get back to Britain because I know it will be taken care of - health-wise, at least,"   
    Like I said, I don't disagree with your view. I can't blame Bangladesh for the inadequacies of the British legal system but within that legal system there is a legal way to punish her through exile. As far as we've seen it is completely legal, it's open as an option and if it's legal then it is what it is. 
    There are many examples where morality and the law don't really align, your view is that this is one, my view is that it could be, where we differ is to the extent that morality over-rides law. 
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    Roger_Mellie reacted to Yadda yadda yadda in The economy is totally and utterly fucked   
    Agree with this but it is just one way in which a community can develop around the houses they live in. Old fashioned door-on-the-pavement terraced housing used to have kids playing in the street, women scrubbing the front step and blokes going to the public house on the corner.
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    Roger_Mellie reacted to Virgil Caine in "That's why I really want to get back to Britain because I know it will be taken care of - health-wise, at least,"   
    Banishment as a concept is as old as the hills. Casting out people from the group and sending them into exile was frequently used on crimes that would otherwise have been punished by death. In fact it predates any notions of citizenship which in many countries is a fairly recent concept. In the past most humans were subjects of rulers who could revoke their rights of residence and entitlement to protection at any time. English history is littered with examples of people banished from the kingdom. It was very popular in the Middle Ages as a means of dealing with individuals whose ownership of feudal estates in multiple kingdoms meant their loyalty to the crown was suspect. In essence that is the problem with Begum who essentially wanted to enjoy the protections of British law while simultaneously pursuing goals of a foreign government (and that is what ISIS claimed to be) that had declared ambitions to undermine it. When Begum left this country for Syria to join ISIS she essentially became a subject of an enemy state, albeit one with no recognition in international law. 
    https://www.britannica.com/topic/exile-law
     It should also be noted that the concept of virtual banishment  lies at the very core of  “cancel culture”  so it is not as though it is just an idea being bandied around by the right.
  23. Cheers
    Roger_Mellie got a reaction from ccc in What have you done today to make you feel proud?   
    First decent walk of the year in good weather, its only 2 weeks since I was trudging across the moors in a foot of snow at -6oC and a 40mph gale. 
    The North Sea was like a mill pond today. 
     



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    Roger_Mellie got a reaction from Bedrag Justesen in Old Car Spotting   
    Saw this whilst I was out walking today. No idea what it is, but it's old. 

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    Roger_Mellie got a reaction from Option5 in "That's why I really want to get back to Britain because I know it will be taken care of - health-wise, at least,"   
    It's more complicated than that innit? 
    If there was some mechanism to take her back and have her court martialed as an enemy combatant, or tried for treason and shot at dawn then I'd be all for having her back. 
    As it stands the next best punishment I can think of is exile and having to live the rest of her life in a shit hole. 
    But that's not to say you're not right. 
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