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    Also, I wish I had the skillz to create a nightclub ticket app.

    Seems like there's a bunch of cash to be mopped up with one right now.

    Sign up all the clubs, take a couple of euro a head.
    I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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      Originally posted by Lazare View Post
      Is it difficult/cost prohibitive to create a dynamic user friendly online bookstore?

      I use Kenny's, it's awful to navigate but is pobably the most user friendly of all I've tried.
      I get the nostalgia and fuzzy undefinable feelings that one has visiting a book store.
      The silence, the smells, the sense of adventure and the little sense of self righteousness.

      But those things are hard to define, and impossible to codify.
      Add to that that people these days don't really have time to wander into a bookstore for a few hours and soak it up, especially not in the quantities that make it profitable.

      Hence:
      Amazon.

      Which, ironically, in its initial version was just Jeff Bezos running to local book stores, buying books and shipping them to people.

      I would imagine the market for an online bookstore stops pretty much at search and purchase.
      Maybe Facebooks new Metaverse changes that.

      On your nightclub tickets idea, you can guarantee someone is already on it, and that it being as interstitial a policy as it is, it will be massively useful, and a huge waste of time.
      This may or may not be an original thought of my own.
      All efforts were made to make this thought original but with the abundance of thoughts in the world the originality of this thought cannot be guaranteed.
      The author is not liable for any issue arising from the platitudinous nature of this post.

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        Originally posted by ComradeCollie View Post

        Last time I was in it they were on Middle Abbey Street
        Think they had both but Parnell St was the mother ship.

        I rarely used the downstairs, something about browsing the secondhand section upstairs that was akin to discovering buried treasure.
        "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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            Originally posted by Theresa View Post

            I get the nostalgia and fuzzy undefinable feelings that one has visiting a book store.
            The silence, the smells, the sense of adventure and the little sense of self righteousness.

            But those things are hard to define, and impossible to codify.
            Add to that that people these days don't really have time to wander into a bookstore for a few hours and soak it up, especially not in the quantities that make it profitable.

            Hence:
            Amazon.

            Which, ironically, in its initial version was just Jeff Bezos running to local book stores, buying books and shipping them to people.

            I would imagine the market for an online bookstore stops pretty much at search and purchase.
            Maybe Facebooks new Metaverse changes that.

            On your nightclub tickets idea, you can guarantee someone is already on it, and that it being as interstitial a policy as it is, it will be massively useful, and a huge waste of time.
            Well all I want to do with an online bookstore is search and purchase, maybe check out reviews. I usually go there knowing what I want though.

            It's tedious though. Every time I go to Kenny's for instance I need to remove an item from my basket that I clicked on 8 or 9 visits ago, and it's always a little bit of a ball ache to do. Search function is ok. Little things like linking the next book in a series seems like it must be rocket science.

            On the nightclub thing, I reckon like a lot of Covid introductions this ticketing thing may be something that will stay. I think clubs may see benefits to it. Promo potential, exclusivity stuff, VIP rewards etc
            I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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              Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
              Have two tickets for Once Before I Go for tomorrow (Friday) evening in the Gate. Need to ditch it due to new house stuff. Would anyone be interested in the tickets? (no cost, of course) https://www.gatetheatre.ie/production/once-before-i-go/
              Thank fuck this didn't strike any interest as I just remembered *now* about it. It seems people dying slowly on stage is not quite the Friday evening crowd pleaser.
              "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                Chapters and Reads were the two big Easons-bashers of the early 2000s. Reads trying to smash the Easons stationary monopoly until it was bought by... errrr... Easons, and Chapters trying to smash the book monopoly until Amazon came and did them all in.

                That and Chinese food were the main reasons for crossing the liffey in town, so the Chinese sector need to up their game appropriately.
                "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                  Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post

                  Thank fuck this didn't strike any interest as I just remembered *now* about it. It seems people dying slowly on stage is not quite the Friday evening crowd pleaser.
                  CC expressed an interest, you must have missed.
                  I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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                    Originally posted by Lazare View Post

                    CC expressed an interest, you must have missed.
                    I deleted the request, mostly as it wasn't replied to in a timely fashion. Mrs. x had expounded on her non interest in going to 'more boring queer crap from the 80's' weeks ago. So I would have been going on my own anyway
                    “Blessed are the forgetful, for they get the better even of their blunders.”

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                      Chapters was mayhem this evening, I'd reckon there was an unprecedented 300 people in the store about 6pm and they had decided to stop anyone else coming in before 6.30 closing.
                      Every till had about 20 people queueing.

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                        Oldest trick in the book, the old annual 'closing down sale'.
                        Suckers.
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                          Originally posted by ArmaniJeans View Post
                          Chapters was mayhem this evening, I'd reckon there was an unprecedented 300 people in the store about 6pm and they had decided to stop anyone else coming in before 6.30 closing.
                          Every till had about 20 people queueing.
                          Aren’t they closing in 2022? Guarantee a few photos were taken for Twitter
                          looks like a good location for a hotel

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                            Bottle of wine and new war on drugs album for the night - holiday from the grimness
                            obly thing that could ruin this ban is finding out they are doing a concert in the metaverse

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                              Originally posted by ComradeCollie View Post

                              I deleted the request, mostly as it wasn't replied to in a timely fashion. Mrs. x had expounded on her non interest in going to 'more boring queer crap from the 80's' weeks ago. So I would have been going on my own anyway
                              Ah feck sorry, I should have checked back in.
                              "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                Time to book your yearly flu shot everyone. There's nothing worse than an actual flu and the shot massively reduces either the chances of getting the flu, or the severity if it does happen. Got mine through work, but booked the kids into the local pharmacy for today and there seems like loads of availability. Boots have a nice online system too.
                                "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                  Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                  Time to book your yearly flu shot everyone. There's nothing worse than an actual flu and the shot massively reduces either the chances of getting the flu, or the severity if it does happen. Got mine through work, but booked the kids into the local pharmacy for today and there seems like loads of availability. Boots have a nice online system too.
                                  Got mine a few weeks ago. Don't think it's recommended for the general public here, is it?
                                  “Blessed are the forgetful, for they get the better even of their blunders.”

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                                    Originally posted by ComradeCollie View Post

                                    I deleted the request, mostly as it wasn't replied to in a timely fashion. Mrs. x had expounded on her non interest in going to 'more boring queer crap from the 80's' weeks ago. So I would have been going on my own anyway
                                    You playing for both sides now CC?

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                                      Originally posted by ComradeCollie View Post

                                      I deleted the request, mostly as it wasn't replied to in a timely fashion. Mrs. x had expounded on her non interest in going to 'more boring queer crap from the 80's' weeks ago. So I would have been going on my own anyway
                                      You playing for both sides now CC?My wife calls that greedy. Enjoy

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                                        Originally posted by ComradeCollie View Post

                                        Got mine a few weeks ago. Don't think it's recommended for the general public here, is it?
                                        Just back with shot on board

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                                          Originally posted by The Istanbul View Post

                                          You playing for both sides now CC?
                                          Most people are more shocked that I've started drinking white wine, after 20 years on red.
                                          “Blessed are the forgetful, for they get the better even of their blunders.”

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                                            The Last Post being played for Ole. A bit cheeky of Spurs

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                                              Originally posted by Solksjaer! View Post
                                              The Last Post being played for Ole. A bit cheeky of Spurs
                                              I like that he's furiously channeling Old Purple Face by chewing gum like it's going out of style.
                                              "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                What are the chances of Newcastle being relegated, o football fans? Would obv be deeply funny.
                                                "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                  Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post
                                                  What are the chances of Newcastle being relegated, o football fans? Would obv be deeply funny.
                                                  Certainly a possibility.

                                                  But the likelihood is they will try and strengthen considerably in January so they should have enough to get themselves midtable-ish.

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                                                    Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post
                                                    What are the chances of Newcastle being relegated, o football fans? Would obv be deeply funny.
                                                    Id love to see their price to come back up if it happens

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                                                      Originally posted by Dice75 View Post

                                                      Id love to see their price to come back up if it happens
                                                      The Sheikhs might just go fuck it and buy Arsenal, Spurs or some other midtable outfit instead of wasting a year. They own half of London anyway.
                                                      "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                        “Blessed are the forgetful, for they get the better even of their blunders.”

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                                                          2966. Pity its wasn't 2666. Bit of a Halloween horror all the same.
                                                          Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

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                                                            The Exorcist on tonight. Still has it moments despite its age. . I'm not one for the book-film comparison but the book scared the shite outa me .

                                                            Anyone know the Richard Branson link without googling it ?

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                                                              “Blessed are the forgetful, for they get the better even of their blunders.”

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                                                                You mother knits socks in hell

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                                                                  Russain Diamond to place @ 2s in the next at Cork looks an ok price for todays bet

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                                                                    Thefaithfulindian ew last race naas

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                                                                      19.50 Golden fish - EW Keep your money Mugs

                                                                      No more than a fiver .

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                                                                        Tickets

                                                                        I’ve two spare tickets for the Ireland v Japan rugby match at the weekend, if anyone wants them at FV?

                                                                        also seeking 2 tickets for Ireland Portugal football, if anyone knows?

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                                                                          Like Fallujah out there, even with the rain.
                                                                          "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                            Turning millions into thousands

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                                                                              So it turned out the British government issued a report that calculated exactly how many deaths were caused by running Cheltenham during the pandemic - and it turns out it killed 41 people.

                                                                              https://www.theguardian.com/football...-grim-memories

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                                                                                  Originally posted by Hectorjelly View Post
                                                                                  So it turned out the British government issued a report that calculated exactly how many deaths were caused by running Cheltenham during the pandemic - and it turns out it killed 41 people.

                                                                                  https://www.theguardian.com/football...-grim-memories
                                                                                  You could probably write a similar report on a host of other events. The 'meaningful Christmas' for example surely caused hundreds of deaths and Trump's politicising of covid cost hundreds of thousands.
                                                                                  "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                    Originally posted by Hectorjelly View Post
                                                                                    So it turned out the British government issued a report that calculated exactly how many deaths were caused by running Cheltenham during the pandemic - and it turns out it killed 41 people.

                                                                                    https://www.theguardian.com/football...-grim-memories
                                                                                    "Exactly" lol.
                                                                                    Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

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                                                                                      Why isn't our celebrity correspondent all over this?

                                                                                      https://www.independent.ie/style/cel...-41002426.html
                                                                                      Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

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                                                                                        Turning millions into thousands

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                                                                                          Current house status - going to ring the apartment agents tomorrow and request to please, pretty please, be allowed to stay put for an extra three weeks.

                                                                                          Its the end of the first week (well, since Wednesday evening) and we've only now got the walls stripped of wallpaper in the living room.

                                                                                          I can't quite grasp all the tasks that are currently ongoing, but wowsers its fierce fun. Like, such glorious fun. We had the day to wander around places today as a saviour called Nicu is now helping out and we went into Woodies and felt the doors. Then we said to ourselves - those are some fine doors. Great door grooves. Then we popped over to EZ Living and sat on couches and went oh what a lovely bounce. Great bouncy couch. The tables next. What curves. Great curves to this table. We bought a hedge cutter - a name I found out after asking the guy in Woodies - what do you call a hedge cutter? A hedge cutter he said. Its charging now and tomorrow I get to go all Freddie Kruger on a hedge that is so overgrown that we can't open the back gate. Something we found out last night when we turned up with the maximum permitted car weight load of laminate flooring and couldn't back the freaking car in the back into the storage space. There's just so many things going on, layers within layers. Its beautiful. Although I did have a moment in B&Q earlier where I was looking at door handles (although oddly no doors in B&Q) and kinda thought - could I not have just bought a house more ready to be lived in?
                                                                                          "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                                            We were out trick-or-treating tonight. Something I find incredibly odd - to be knocking on random people's doors, and I mainly just hid around the corner while my wife stood there waving at people. But noticed this also - https://www.reddit.com/r/ireland/com...eater_tonight/ - you tell the kids fairly quickly to only knock on doors that are fully festooned with 'keep out', 'danger', skeletons peaking out the upstairs window, animated demon dog on the lawn.
                                                                                            "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                                              Get someone out to check your boiler before it turns cold would be my advice HH.

                                                                                              Then you can start pumping out CO2 like nobody's business.
                                                                                              "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                                A Brave New World of returning to the office 4 days a week starts today.

                                                                                                Timing may not be ideal.
                                                                                                "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                                  Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post
                                                                                                  A Brave New World of returning to the office 4 days a week starts today.

                                                                                                  Timing may not be ideal.
                                                                                                  We offered everyone an option of more or less whatever you want yourself, only one based in Ireland (wesht) went for fully remote, vast majority chose two days in office, no one picked a Monday or Friday except me
                                                                                                  Was due to start today but we have postponed until January.
                                                                                                  Turning millions into thousands

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                                                                                                    Originally posted by Strewelpeter View Post

                                                                                                    We offered everyone an option of more or less whatever you want yourself, only one based in Ireland (wesht) went for fully remote, vast majority chose two days in office, no one picked a Monday or Friday except me
                                                                                                    Was due to start today but we have postponed until January.
                                                                                                    Right now, we're in a half capacity mode (i.e. everyone is supposed to come in 2 days p/w) but no-one is actually enforcing it so it's probably more like 15/20% on any one day.
                                                                                                    London and NYC offices seem much busier.
                                                                                                    "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                                      That sacked Spurs coach has a remarkable head.

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                                                                                                      "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                                        thought Kin was pretty decent overall, good introductory season to allow for a few more.

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                                                                                                          Two days in, three days home for us - but it had to be agreed days for the entire team to be in at the same time.
                                                                                                          I made a solid pitch for Wednesday & Friday as the office days, but Monday & Wednesday was a runaway winner.
                                                                                                          I suppose the advantage of Monday is that public holidays mean we are off for about 8 of them anyway in any year.
                                                                                                          Postponed for a few weeks, maybe til January.

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                                                                                                            Originally posted by Gimmeabreak View Post
                                                                                                            thought Kin was pretty decent overall, good introductory season to allow for a few more.
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                                                                                                              Originally posted by Gimmeabreak View Post
                                                                                                              thought Kin was pretty decent overall, good introductory season to allow for a few more.
                                                                                                              A triumph of style over substance.

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                                                                                                                Originally posted by Gimmeabreak View Post
                                                                                                                thought Kin was pretty decent overall, good introductory season to allow for a few more.
                                                                                                                They killed off by far the best character
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                                                                                                                Hinds carried the whole thing

                                                                                                                last episode wholesale rip off of the godfather finale was not earned
                                                                                                                not as bad as some making out but fairly average- I only kept with it as it was Irish and the fella who carried it

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                                                                                                                  Watched Rosemary’s Baby for halloween - good stuff think it got a mention here a few weeks back

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                                                                                                                    Heading to Krakow at the weekend. Any recommendations besides Auschwitz and the salt mine or obvious top attractions?

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                                                                                                                      Yeah, I thought Kin turned into something good.

                                                                                                                      I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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                                                                                                                        Enjoying this T20 World Cup.
                                                                                                                        Great to have a competition where scores are around the 140/150 mark after a fair contest between bat and bowler, rather than those silly slogfests where 200+ is 'par'.

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                                                                                                                          Originally posted by MysteryGuest View Post
                                                                                                                          Watched Rosemary’s Baby for halloween - good stuff think it got a mention here a few weeks back

                                                                                                                          A mothers love eh. Tis no wonder every scumbag in the courthouse have a 'not my Timmy' mudder protesting their Innocence.
                                                                                                                          oh Lucifer you might be an actual infant Satan but you are MY actual infant Satan.

                                                                                                                          Whereas the Dads are like Fr Stones dad. Lucifer ya little bastard look what you did to your poor mudder. Although in this instance his ol lads the devil so he might not bother with the lecture .

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