Dave Bloke

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    Dave Bloke reacted to MrPin in The asbolute state of Peterborough   
    It's total bollocks, as it's just a piece of fiction from the internet. Please post your own pictures, and not memes. Peterborough Is an easy ride for me, and I could go and take pictures, which i would be happy to upload here, and see how they compare to some internet meme fiction.
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    Dave Bloke reacted to maynardgravy in Tommy Flowers   
    Did they offer him a 110% mortgage instead?
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    Dave Bloke got a reaction from Bedrag Justesen in Tommy Flowers   
    The luvvies and politicians love to prattle on about how they are the elite that runs everything.
    But it would be nothing without the engineers of this world.
    In 1943 Tommy Flowers built Colossus, the first digital computer, in just 11 months to decrypt the notoriously complex Lorenz cyphers - an attack on the cypher itself had been demonstrated by Polish mathematicians. Just before D-Day 1944 Flower's Colossus II was switched on an immediately started producing decrypts. On the 5th of June one of the Colossus decrypts was handed to Eisenhower, it confirmed that Hitler was obviously to the intended target of Operation Overlord. Eisenhower read the decrypt and said "we go tomorrow".

    Post war he applied for a bank loan to build a general purpose electronic computer based on Colossus but the bank didn't believe it could work. Flowers' work was top secret. American researchers were able to show that an array of Colossus (Clossi?) could work as a GPC.
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    Dave Bloke got a reaction from maynardgravy in Tommy Flowers   
    The luvvies and politicians love to prattle on about how they are the elite that runs everything.
    But it would be nothing without the engineers of this world.
    In 1943 Tommy Flowers built Colossus, the first digital computer, in just 11 months to decrypt the notoriously complex Lorenz cyphers - an attack on the cypher itself had been demonstrated by Polish mathematicians. Just before D-Day 1944 Flower's Colossus II was switched on an immediately started producing decrypts. On the 5th of June one of the Colossus decrypts was handed to Eisenhower, it confirmed that Hitler was obviously to the intended target of Operation Overlord. Eisenhower read the decrypt and said "we go tomorrow".

    Post war he applied for a bank loan to build a general purpose electronic computer based on Colossus but the bank didn't believe it could work. Flowers' work was top secret. American researchers were able to show that an array of Colossus (Clossi?) could work as a GPC.
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    Dave Bloke got a reaction from HolyCow in Tommy Flowers   
    The luvvies and politicians love to prattle on about how they are the elite that runs everything.
    But it would be nothing without the engineers of this world.
    In 1943 Tommy Flowers built Colossus, the first digital computer, in just 11 months to decrypt the notoriously complex Lorenz cyphers - an attack on the cypher itself had been demonstrated by Polish mathematicians. Just before D-Day 1944 Flower's Colossus II was switched on an immediately started producing decrypts. On the 5th of June one of the Colossus decrypts was handed to Eisenhower, it confirmed that Hitler was obviously to the intended target of Operation Overlord. Eisenhower read the decrypt and said "we go tomorrow".

    Post war he applied for a bank loan to build a general purpose electronic computer based on Colossus but the bank didn't believe it could work. Flowers' work was top secret. American researchers were able to show that an array of Colossus (Clossi?) could work as a GPC.
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    Dave Bloke got a reaction from HolyCow in Why do we need to pay tax if the Government can just print money?   
    but if you can do both - tax people and devalue everything they have saved to shit so they have to keep working, then why not spoil yourself?
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    Dave Bloke got a reaction from Virgil Caine in Tommy Flowers   
    The luvvies and politicians love to prattle on about how they are the elite that runs everything.
    But it would be nothing without the engineers of this world.
    In 1943 Tommy Flowers built Colossus, the first digital computer, in just 11 months to decrypt the notoriously complex Lorenz cyphers - an attack on the cypher itself had been demonstrated by Polish mathematicians. Just before D-Day 1944 Flower's Colossus II was switched on an immediately started producing decrypts. On the 5th of June one of the Colossus decrypts was handed to Eisenhower, it confirmed that Hitler was obviously to the intended target of Operation Overlord. Eisenhower read the decrypt and said "we go tomorrow".

    Post war he applied for a bank loan to build a general purpose electronic computer based on Colossus but the bank didn't believe it could work. Flowers' work was top secret. American researchers were able to show that an array of Colossus (Clossi?) could work as a GPC.
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    Dave Bloke got a reaction from Popuplights in How old is too old.   
    B52s are scheduled to fly to 100 years old. That would be like fighting WW3 with a Sopwith Camel!
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    Dave Bloke got a reaction from Bricks & Mortar in How old is too old.   
    B52s are scheduled to fly to 100 years old. That would be like fighting WW3 with a Sopwith Camel!
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    Dave Bloke got a reaction from Straingone in Tommy Flowers   
    The luvvies and politicians love to prattle on about how they are the elite that runs everything.
    But it would be nothing without the engineers of this world.
    In 1943 Tommy Flowers built Colossus, the first digital computer, in just 11 months to decrypt the notoriously complex Lorenz cyphers - an attack on the cypher itself had been demonstrated by Polish mathematicians. Just before D-Day 1944 Flower's Colossus II was switched on an immediately started producing decrypts. On the 5th of June one of the Colossus decrypts was handed to Eisenhower, it confirmed that Hitler was obviously to the intended target of Operation Overlord. Eisenhower read the decrypt and said "we go tomorrow".

    Post war he applied for a bank loan to build a general purpose electronic computer based on Colossus but the bank didn't believe it could work. Flowers' work was top secret. American researchers were able to show that an array of Colossus (Clossi?) could work as a GPC.
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    Dave Bloke reacted to JoeDavola in Can they restart the economy....   
    Well, this is the thing.
    It's shown me that I don't need as much money to live as I thought I did in terms of what actually makes me happy.
    But I don't think most people think that much. I think most people's lives are built around endless consumption and it's the inability to consume quite so much that they'll be missing most of all at the moment.
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    Dave Bloke reacted to MrLibertyRedux in Can they restart the economy....   
    No
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    Dave Bloke got a reaction from whocares in Tommy Flowers   
    The luvvies and politicians love to prattle on about how they are the elite that runs everything.
    But it would be nothing without the engineers of this world.
    In 1943 Tommy Flowers built Colossus, the first digital computer, in just 11 months to decrypt the notoriously complex Lorenz cyphers - an attack on the cypher itself had been demonstrated by Polish mathematicians. Just before D-Day 1944 Flower's Colossus II was switched on an immediately started producing decrypts. On the 5th of June one of the Colossus decrypts was handed to Eisenhower, it confirmed that Hitler was obviously to the intended target of Operation Overlord. Eisenhower read the decrypt and said "we go tomorrow".

    Post war he applied for a bank loan to build a general purpose electronic computer based on Colossus but the bank didn't believe it could work. Flowers' work was top secret. American researchers were able to show that an array of Colossus (Clossi?) could work as a GPC.
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    Dave Bloke got a reaction from Bornagain in How old is too old.   
    B52s are scheduled to fly to 100 years old. That would be like fighting WW3 with a Sopwith Camel!
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    Dave Bloke got a reaction from Chewing Grass in How old is too old.   
    B52s are scheduled to fly to 100 years old. That would be like fighting WW3 with a Sopwith Camel!
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    Dave Bloke got a reaction from BearyBear in Does anyone trade index futures   
    Is this spread tight enough for you sir?

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    Dave Bloke reacted to MrPin in Bye bye BBC   
    It should just be smaller, much smaller, and funded out of general taxation. A basic weather and news service, not a platform for overpaid luvvies. Then I'm happy.
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    Dave Bloke got a reaction from gibbon in Why do we need to pay tax if the Government can just print money?   
    but if you can do both - tax people and devalue everything they have saved to shit so they have to keep working, then why not spoil yourself?
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    Dave Bloke got a reaction from Frank Hovis in Why do we need to pay tax if the Government can just print money?   
    but if you can do both - tax people and devalue everything they have saved to shit so they have to keep working, then why not spoil yourself?
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    Dave Bloke got a reaction from Royston in Why do we need to pay tax if the Government can just print money?   
    but if you can do both - tax people and devalue everything they have saved to shit so they have to keep working, then why not spoil yourself?
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    Dave Bloke got a reaction from mooncat69 in Python   
    Angular, don't get me started :-)
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    Dave Bloke reacted to Sucralose Ray Leonard in Post corona future of work   
    You don't pay for Fish and Chips with a cheque do you? 
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    Dave Bloke reacted to SillyBilly in Post corona future of work   
    I was listening to Heart FM in the car earlier. One lady messaged in to say she had bought a hot tub during lock down and was christening it with a pina colada. I just can't believe the confidence of some people. I am squirrelling cash away like there is no tomorrow in preparation for the largest economic depression in 100 years and some people are buying hot tubs? I really fear Western governments have created a nation of dependents. They presumably read the gloomy forecasts on BBC News etc. but it goes in one ear out the other. Perhaps we are overdue some hardship in this country.
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    Dave Bloke reacted to Austin Allegro in Post corona future of work   
    Friend of mine in a quite large NGO says during Lockdown a lot of the work has been to do with re-organising the staff into the new ways of working so there are no plans to go back to the old ways, even if they wanted to it would take several weeks of re-re-organising just to get things back to how they were before.
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    Dave Bloke got a reaction from Sucralose Ray Leonard in Post corona future of work   
    That's what I'm seeing, people planning all kinds of exotic holidays for 2021, new kitchens, someone I know has even just completed the purchase of a seaside flat for airbnb