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spygirl

There's no moron like a self appointed thinktank moron

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Hyperhype or Hyperwank is a stupidly overcomplicated idea. There are already fast high speed trains around the world and we don't have the infrastructure, space or willingness to accommodate those efficiently or cost effectively. 

Rather than trying to concentrate more on London we'd be better off improving the comms and business infrastructure across the north. Virtual boardrooms, flexible business lettings, development and skills hubs and alike would be massively more beneficial.

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A bit like the proposed fast and leaning trains they'll likely spend a lot of money on the project for themselves and their pals to trouser and like those trains that tended to come off the tracks or topple over or something (so could only travel extremely slowly and even slower than the slow ones they were to replace) they'll cancel it and likely give the land over to building their tiny houses or something similar.  With the UK being no better off because of more malinvestment by the self serving incompetents.

You can be sure that even if it does gets built and used then at both ends there'll be thousands of people milling about each day on arrival asking themselves what to do now as there's no jobs and really not much else to do and the infrastructure wasn't updated to accommodate the increased numbers milling about.

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Didn't Saddam have a few of those pointed all over the place on the sides of mountains.  

You might find yourself ending up at a different destination to the one on your ticket.

The UK economy - safety net out of sight.

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Meanwhile across the country there are TOCs running overcrowded clapped out rolling stock where at times you are "lucky" to get a seat. Even when they get "new" rolling stock it is often decades old rolling stock with a lick of paint and liveried seats.

 

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You would probably need a medical to step aboard and be strapped in. 1g is 0-60 in 2.7seconds, at a less exhilarating accleration of 0.25g it would take 2 minutes to reach 300mph.

I guess some people would need incontinence pads to ride the thing.

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3 minutes ago, Chewing Grass said:

You would probably need a medical to step aboard and be strapped in. 1g is 0-60 in 2.7seconds, at a less exhilarating accleration of 0.25g it would take 2 minutes to reach 300mph.

I guess some people would need incontinence pads to ride the thing.

So many issues beyond the technical / cost aspects. Never mind the maximum travel speeds what about the passenger loading and unloading issues loading a small handful of passengers at a time and the delays for that process, a steady stream sounds a nice idea but passengers don't generally want to travel that way business wants to get early to arrive at meeting place for example so the demand would be lumpy . Then what happens if you have a call of nature in the process, high G likely to bring that on, what if someone has a panic attack or medical emergency? 

 

 

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I doubt virtual meetings will be a reality for while, with Openreach still maintaining their monopoly and not investing in the network. Buying them out would have been a better use of the HS2 money, and nationalising our telephone and broadband networks, in the long run it'd make billions back for the economy.


Shocking that even now about 20% of the UK can still only access max 512Kb/s.

Who'd give a shit about going to London in less than 30 mins when you could do it all from home?

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11 minutes ago, Frank Hovis said:
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“The Hyperloop concept is still in the embryonic stage of evolution and needs further work to prove it is a workable and viable technology.

Case closed then.

So the tubes can be shunted off to places like Iraq and put on the sides of mountains as missile launchers under the export description of "Hyperloop".  That's what happened the last time - this time maybe Kim as has use for them although his country might be more technically advanced.

That's if the UK still has the skills to build stuff like steel tubes.

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13 minutes ago, spunko2010 said:

I doubt virtual meetings will be a reality for while, with Openreach still maintaining their monopoly and not investing in the network. Buying them out would have been a better use of the HS2 money, and nationalising our telephone and broadband networks, in the long run it'd make billions back for the economy.


Shocking that even now about 20% of the UK can still only access max 512Kb/s.

Who'd give a shit about going to London in less than 30 mins when you could do it all from home?

For me trip to London with meetings = 10/12 hour day, multiple travel hops, sign ins, waiting, delays, postponements, trips between offices, etc which results in absolute max of probably 3 hours useful time. Wifi drops out on rail system so even additional work time on the train does not count for much.

Really efficient that, not. 

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49 minutes ago, Chewing Grass said:

You would probably need a medical to step aboard and be strapped in. 1g is 0-60 in 2.7seconds, at a less exhilarating accleration of 0.25g it would take 2 minutes to reach 300mph.

I guess some people would need incontinence pads to ride the thing.

 

You'd need special training and certification to travel.  Then medicals and monitoring after each trip.  Before long you'd be on the full gamut of check ups, pads, devices and medications.

You really can't blame people for opting out of work these days.

 

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The NE/North needs  all electric lines, updated signalling and some sort of unified ticketing system.

My main interest was the moron making the claims. Never heard of him or the ThinkTank. Thats a surpirse as I do follow what ammounts to the North/NE business blurb.

There does seem to be a bit of a media campaign going on at the mo.

Back story from 2015:

http://www.thejournal.co.uk/business/business-news/david-harrison-managing-director-true-4395559

' Harrison was born in 1950 and was brought up in Annfield Plain, County Durham.  ..... built up a business employing more than 60 building workers. That was his working life until he was 33 when he broke his leg playing football. It was a bad break and with his whole leg in plaster for six months working on building sites was not practicable. '

Err, people employing '60' builders do not run around building sites. Spidey sense tingling.

' A friend convinced him to go into sales and he started selling life assurance for Hambro Life. He did the necessary training courses, passed his exams and found that he had got into a job he liked. '

Spidey klaxon going off at 11+ - Life industry. Mid 80s - bent as fuck.

' He was with Hambro, which became Allied Dunbar, until 1996, becoming northern area sales director working from the company’s head office in Swindon. He had 2,300 people reporting to him. '

'By 1996, as executive sales director, he began to have doubts about the way Allied Dunbar was managed and he did some work with the management consultants McKinsey and concluded that change was needed.

“It was too costly, it was too costly for the consumer, there was too much administration, too many people working in back offices in an industry where there is nothing physical, the money isn’t physical, it’s just a series of electronic messages. To have huge numbers of staff and management put the cost of the basic product up unnecessarily.

“My proposal would have resulted in lots of people in administration and middle management becoming redundant, so I wasn’t that popular. However, at that time Allied Dunbar was not for changing its model.”

In 1996 he left and took a break, doing some travelling in the US. He toyed with the idea of taking a job in California but by then he and Sylvia had four children aged between seven and 14 and so decided against it.'

COst in finance is rightly compliance. Going by his blurb, es fucking clueless. Just some over promoted endowment crook.

' He returned to the UK and with a business partner set up Positive Solutions, an IFA company. That was built up to become the largest IFA firm in the UK. They sold that to Aegon in 1992 for £136m. The proceeds of the sale were shared by him as a major shareholder and 800 IFAs and staff partners. There was an earn-out period so he stayed on until 2006. '

 

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/officers/eK1H-GEwRy3PNspKu1tg45Lq2JY/appointments

A 14 year earn out perdio????

' The company was formed in 2007 and started doing business in 2008. It was operating in a very different market to that which Harrison joined back in the early 1980s and one which is still changing but he doesn’t believe it has changed enough. '

Im not surpruised. IFAs/finance was a s bent as fuck inthe 80s. Its a lot better now.

'He says: “The UK financial services industry has just not moved on, it has not kept pace. It was a new industry that brought in new concepts in the 1970s and 1980s but from the 1990s it stood still. You then have the recession, which was not the fault of financial services, it was the fault of the government, the fault of the banks and of consumers worldwide, but mostly in the UK and USA. That has repercussions, instead of being an industry which is growing, people have stopped saving.” '

hahahahahahaha

' He argues that technology and particularly the internet will have huge repercussions for financial services and the implications have only really been felt over the last two or three years. The whole process is now accelerating with the advent of wi-fi, iphones and ipads. '

Get down with the kids grandad ....

More blurb contnues.

He's got an award - Europes bets business.

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/business/business-news/runs-europes-best-business-can-13167055

ANd hes in the Fast 50. Basically a guarnteed that the compnay will implode soon.

Heres some review on working there:

https://www.indeed.co.uk/cmp/True-Potential-LLP/reviews

The reviews written by the HR dept in 2015 differ from those written by employees in 2017.

And hes a charitee

http://www.harrisonfoundation.co.uk/index.php

http://apps.charitycommission.gov.uk/Showcharity/RegisterOfCharities/CharityWithoutPartB.aspx?RegisteredCharityNumber=1119946&SubsidiaryNumber=0

Good to see a borad spread of trustees - him, his wife, his son.

PE on boards a t the co. Does not need the money mind.

https://www.ftadviser.com/2016/01/28/ifa-industry/your-business/true-potential-profits-from-us-private-equity-deal-8lD2CsgUbQwDh8YBPB8RUO/article.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40566946

AFAICT the bloke and company seems to be heavily involved in cashing out DB pesions and moving them into SIPPS.

Not directly, but supprting IFAs to do the dirty and taking a cut.

Now this whole world of SIPPS is 10% OK, 90% dodgy.

One to watch.

 

 

 

 

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4 minutes ago, spygirl said:

The NE/North needs  all electric lines, updated signalling and some sort of unified ticketing system.

My main interest was the moron making the claims. Never heard of him or the ThinkTank. Thats a surpirse as I do follow what ammounts to the North/NE business blurb.

There does seem to be a bit of a media campaign going on at the mo.

Back story from 2015:

http://www.thejournal.co.uk/business/business-news/david-harrison-managing-director-true-4395559

' Harrison was born in 1950 and was brought up in Annfield Plain, County Durham.  ..... built up a business employing more than 60 building workers. That was his working life until he was 33 when he broke his leg playing football. It was a bad break and with his whole leg in plaster for six months working on building sites was not practicable. '

Err, people employing '60' builders do not run around building sites. Spidey sense tingling.

' A friend convinced him to go into sales and he started selling life assurance for Hambro Life. He did the necessary training courses, passed his exams and found that he had got into a job he liked. '

Spidey klaxon going off at 11+ - Life industry. Mid 80s - bent as fuck.

' He was with Hambro, which became Allied Dunbar, until 1996, becoming northern area sales director working from the company’s head office in Swindon. He had 2,300 people reporting to him. '

'By 1996, as executive sales director, he began to have doubts about the way Allied Dunbar was managed and he did some work with the management consultants McKinsey and concluded that change was needed.

“It was too costly, it was too costly for the consumer, there was too much administration, too many people working in back offices in an industry where there is nothing physical, the money isn’t physical, it’s just a series of electronic messages. To have huge numbers of staff and management put the cost of the basic product up unnecessarily.

“My proposal would have resulted in lots of people in administration and middle management becoming redundant, so I wasn’t that popular. However, at that time Allied Dunbar was not for changing its model.”

In 1996 he left and took a break, doing some travelling in the US. He toyed with the idea of taking a job in California but by then he and Sylvia had four children aged between seven and 14 and so decided against it.'

COst in finance is rightly compliance. Going by his blurb, es fucking clueless. Just some over promoted endowment crook.

' He returned to the UK and with a business partner set up Positive Solutions, an IFA company. That was built up to become the largest IFA firm in the UK. They sold that to Aegon in 1992 for £136m. The proceeds of the sale were shared by him as a major shareholder and 800 IFAs and staff partners. There was an earn-out period so he stayed on until 2006. '

 

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/officers/eK1H-GEwRy3PNspKu1tg45Lq2JY/appointments

A 14 year earn out perdio????

' The company was formed in 2007 and started doing business in 2008. It was operating in a very different market to that which Harrison joined back in the early 1980s and one which is still changing but he doesn’t believe it has changed enough. '

Im not surpruised. IFAs/finance was a s bent as fuck inthe 80s. Its a lot better now.

'He says: “The UK financial services industry has just not moved on, it has not kept pace. It was a new industry that brought in new concepts in the 1970s and 1980s but from the 1990s it stood still. You then have the recession, which was not the fault of financial services, it was the fault of the government, the fault of the banks and of consumers worldwide, but mostly in the UK and USA. That has repercussions, instead of being an industry which is growing, people have stopped saving.” '

hahahahahahaha

' He argues that technology and particularly the internet will have huge repercussions for financial services and the implications have only really been felt over the last two or three years. The whole process is now accelerating with the advent of wi-fi, iphones and ipads. '

Get down with the kids grandad ....

More blurb contnues.

He's got an award - Europes bets business.

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/business/business-news/runs-europes-best-business-can-13167055

ANd hes in the Fast 50. Basically a guarnteed that the compnay will implode soon.

Heres some review on working there:

https://www.indeed.co.uk/cmp/True-Potential-LLP/reviews

The reviews written by the HR dept in 2015 differ from those written by employees in 2017.

And hes a charitee

http://www.harrisonfoundation.co.uk/index.php

http://apps.charitycommission.gov.uk/Showcharity/RegisterOfCharities/CharityWithoutPartB.aspx?RegisteredCharityNumber=1119946&SubsidiaryNumber=0

Good to see a borad spread of trustees - him, his wife, his son.

PE on boards a t the co. Does not need the money mind.

https://www.ftadviser.com/2016/01/28/ifa-industry/your-business/true-potential-profits-from-us-private-equity-deal-8lD2CsgUbQwDh8YBPB8RUO/article.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40566946

AFAICT the bloke and company seems to be heavily involved in cashing out DB pesions and moving them into SIPPS.

Not directly, but supprting IFAs to do the dirty and taking a cut.

Now this whole world of SIPPS is 10% OK, 90% dodgy.

One to watch.

 

 

 

 

In summary then, he is as bent as a nine bob note. 

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