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    This month I will be 15 years hanging out with you guys.

    Kinda mad isn't it.

    Feb 06. Who's here from earlier? Dom, LL, Kev, DP, HJ I think, who else?
    I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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      If i had an Ooni / Roccbox / Gozney it wouldn't be too long before i gave this a spin. Absolutely delicious.


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        Also crazy that IPB is now over twice the age of the old poker forum.
        I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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          Thoughts on these estimates?

          "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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            Got one of these during the summer, the ooni branded stuff is too expensive.

            https://www.amazon.it/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
            This too shall pass.

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              Originally posted by Lazare View Post

              I've always imagined operating one of those large excavators, or a crane to be hugely satisfying work.
              There's a kids adventure park somewhere in Ireland that lets them play with one. Fixed in place obviously and behind some perspex but imagine many an adult has hopped on for a go

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                Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                Thoughts on these estimates?

                Hope they're right.

                I think there is probably more tail risk than you are allowing for though. I'd guess it's something like 65% Sept increasing by 5% per month thereafter. Total finger in the air stuff however it would be an extraordinary achievement if the vaccination program ran to schedule.

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                  Originally posted by Western_Sean View Post

                  Hope they're right.

                  I think there is probably more tail risk than you are allowing for though. I'd guess it's something like 65% Sept increasing by 5% per month thereafter. Total finger in the air stuff however it would be an extraordinary achievement if the vaccination program ran to schedule.
                  Yeah pure finger in the air. I'd mentally written August as a 55-60% chance on vaccination alone, but then lowered it due to active efforts to stop people going on holidays in the summer. Hence the big leap from August to September is partially vaccination and partially lifting of restrictions.
                  "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                    Would be inclined to agree with Sean that Sept should be a fair bit lower, think even 65% is optimistic. Imagine the most notable bit of travelling for Irish people will be coming home in December before sun holidays

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                      Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                      Thoughts on these estimates?

                      I think you pulled them figures out of your hoop
                      PMA

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                        What age group are you basing those percentages on??
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                          Originally posted by Lazare View Post
                          This month I will be 15 years hanging out with you guys.

                          Kinda mad isn't it.

                          Feb 06. Who's here from earlier? Dom, LL, Kev, DP, HJ I think, who else?
                          I'm from Sept 2004 I think (started playing on Partypoker that month or thereabouts), first live game was a boards.ie charity game in the Fitz in Dec 2004. I can still remember how much my hands shook that first night!!!! A mere 16 years ago...

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                            Originally posted by Elshambles View Post

                            I think you pulled them figures out of your hoop
                            Yeah kinda. I think it might be quite reasonable though.

                            Change Sept to 65-70%, increase Aug to 35%, have Oct at 80% and then Nov at 90%, Dec at 95%. Thats probably about right.
                            Fair bit of unknown tail risk with these things.
                            "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                              Originally posted by Micknail View Post
                              What age group are you basing those percentages on??
                              Just trying to come up with a reasonable guess for the average person.
                              "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                PMA

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                                  Stonks value right now for those looking for a new phone.

                                  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Xiaomi-Redm...08F4KVFP4?th=1
                                  Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

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                                    Originally posted by Lazare View Post
                                    This month I will be 15 years hanging out with you guys.

                                    Kinda mad isn't it.

                                    Feb 06. Who's here from earlier? Dom, LL, Kev, DP, HJ I think, who else?
                                    Here a long time got chatting to Oscar used deal a bit and joined boards .ie. Tom Murphy outed me in my first post

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                                      What was Oscar's screen name again?

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

                                        Yeah pure finger in the air. I'd mentally written August as a 55-60% chance on vaccination alone, but then lowered it due to active efforts to stop people going on holidays in the summer. Hence the big leap from August to September is partially vaccination and partially lifting of restrictions.
                                        If there are active efforts to stop people going on holiday in the summer it'll be a death knell for hospitality. Can't see how that industry can continue to float without some inbound travel this year.

                                        I also think there are valid questions which someone should be asking about likely takeup rates - I suspect they may be less than the models suggest. I haven't seen any commentary on that. I don't know if anyone has any idea what choices the government would be faced with, in the circumstances of lower than expected/necessary uptake.

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                                          Originally posted by Keane View Post
                                          What was Oscar's screen name again?
                                          O scarf I think

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

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                                              Originally posted by Sickpuppy View Post

                                              O scarf I think
                                              Oh was that before Bohsman? Don't remember that.
                                              I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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                                                Originally posted by oleras View Post

                                                Impressive just to see how fast vbullitan can be....
                                                GFYO
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                                                  Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                                  Thoughts on these estimates?

                                                  optimistic
                                                  People say I should be more humble I hope they understand, they don't listen when you mumble
                                                  Get a shiny metal Revolut card! And a free tenner!
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                                                    Originally posted by Lazare View Post
                                                    This month I will be 15 years hanging out with you guys.

                                                    Kinda mad isn't it.

                                                    Feb 06. Who's here from earlier? Dom, LL, Kev, DP, HJ I think, who else?
                                                    I think I was a relative late comer to the boards/IPB thing.

                                                    Small world though, Tom Murphy came up in work as a potential vendor today, he's doing more than well for himself
                                                    People say I should be more humble I hope they understand, they don't listen when you mumble
                                                    Get a shiny metal Revolut card! And a free tenner!
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                                                      Originally posted by DeadParrot View Post

                                                      I think I was a relative late comer to the boards/IPB thing.

                                                      Small world though, Tom Murphy came up in work as a potential vendor today, he's doing more than well for himself


                                                      lol
                                                      https://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/show...68&postcount=1
                                                      People say I should be more humble I hope they understand, they don't listen when you mumble
                                                      Get a shiny metal Revolut card! And a free tenner!
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                                                        Originally posted by Lazare View Post

                                                        I've always imagined operating one of those large excavators, or a crane to be hugely satisfying work.

                                                        Had a good go at it, got the hang of it quick enough, it's a lot easier to dig holes than scrape a piece of ground G great craic altogether, would be very easy to do serious damage with it.
                                                        If they don't pick it up early in the morning it will be hard to resist the temptation to find a few other jobs that need doing.
                                                        Turning millions into thousands

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                                                          lol

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

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                                                            Originally posted by Lazare View Post

                                                            Oh was that before Bohsman? Don't remember that.
                                                            Actually think that may be one of his poker usernames

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                                                              Originally posted by Lazare View Post

                                                              I've always imagined operating one of those large excavators, or a crane to be hugely satisfying work.
                                                              If you drive a tower crane you are expected to do manic hours usually. Pouring concrete there till it’s poured podding in a bottle a bit like a good pro online poker player. Huge responsibility carrying often tons of materials while people are underneath you. Money is decent get 2.5 hours extra a day for greasing time. Have seen on even big projects drivers under pressure to do lifts when it’s to windy. Can get winded off if strong winds. Circa 2009-2014 not a tower crane in site chasing work around the world not ideal. Very few direct crane drivers for company’s now even very experienced men work through agency’s and can be let go at no notice.

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                                                                Originally posted by DeadParrot View Post

                                                                I think I was a relative late comer to the boards/IPB thing.

                                                                Small world though, Tom Murphy came up in work as a potential vendor today, he's doing more than well for himself
                                                                Why is he based in Southampton, do you know?
                                                                "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                  It's been a chaotic few months, got divorced, bought a house, got new job and moved city for work. Never felt lonely or worried because always had my dog Buddy with me. He was a ferocious ball of fur, who hated everything except me and killing things. Woke up this morning, he got a drink of water, walked to door, puked, fell over, spasmed and died, all in 30 seconds.

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                                                                    Originally posted by Trippie View Post
                                                                    It's been a chaotic few months, got divorced, bought a house, got new job and moved city for work. Never felt lonely or worried because always had my dog Buddy with me. He was a ferocious ball of fur, who hated everything except me and killing things. Woke up this morning, he got a drink of water, walked to door, puked, fell over, spasmed and died, all in 30 seconds.
                                                                    sorry to read this. Try keep the head up.

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                                                                      Ah that's awful Trippie. Sorry to hear that.
                                                                      I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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                                                                        Originally posted by Trippie View Post
                                                                        It's been a chaotic few months, got divorced, bought a house, got new job and moved city for work. Never felt lonely or worried because always had my dog Buddy with me. He was a ferocious ball of fur, who hated everything except me and killing things. Woke up this morning, he got a drink of water, walked to door, puked, fell over, spasmed and died, all in 30 seconds.
                                                                        That’s rough at least he went quick are you still coaching? Was supppsed to holiday in Texas this year wife has college friend living there and she always wanted to go.

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                                                                          Originally posted by Sickpuppy View Post

                                                                          That’s rough at least he went quick are you still coaching? Was supppsed to holiday in Texas this year wife has college friend living there and she always wanted to go.
                                                                          Working for the MLR team in Austin. Main focus is performance and data analysis.

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

                                                                            Why is he based in Southampton, do you know?
                                                                            His company Machine Learning Programs was acquired by Open GI who are based in Southampton.

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                                                                              Originally posted by hotspur View Post

                                                                              His company Machine Learning Programs was acquired by Open GI who are based in Southampton.
                                                                              This ^
                                                                              People say I should be more humble I hope they understand, they don't listen when you mumble
                                                                              Get a shiny metal Revolut card! And a free tenner!
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                                                                                ffs trippie. keep care of yourself. wowsers thats some few months.
                                                                                "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                                  Originally posted by hotspur View Post

                                                                                  His company Machine Learning Programs was acquired by Open GI who are based in Southampton.
                                                                                  Its mad to see the picture of him on the MLPrograms website, and compare that to what he looked like all those years ago. Its like an Eddie Murphy movie thing where he makes himself all puffed up. Its probably the way we all good, just mad to see it all the same.
                                                                                  "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                                    The whole website reads like the worst buzzwords and no actual details on anything. They've even managed to squeeze the word agile in there, the ultimate bullshit bingo of the modern tech world. I don't know how they've managed to fill a website with no actual details.
                                                                                    "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                                      Just over two days to get entries in for the 2021 Multi Sport Competition. Cut off point Saturday 2.15pm.
                                                                                      Simples, pick the winners of the year's biggest sporting events, stuff like Wimbledon & Augusta Masters etc.
                                                                                      Pick wisely, win points, win the pot.
                                                                                      List of events in post #1.

                                                                                      https://www.irishpokerboards.com/for...rt-competition

                                                                                      Originally posted by shrapnel
                                                                                      Definitely a great fun comp to be part of

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                                                                                        Thanks for reminding me of the Expanse Hitch, Inhad stopped in the middle but just finished season 3, brilliant. I need to read the books.

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                                                                                          Digger meh.

                                                                                          Here is a guy who Looooves his job. Need sound



                                                                                           

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                                                                                            Originally posted by DeadParrot View Post

                                                                                            Yep I did that.
                                                                                            ended up spunking a few hundred up against the wall as gave up as my holdings withered to practcally worthless.
                                                                                            2000 LEND tokens worth about .30c so I closed kucoin and promptly forgot all about it

                                                                                            fast forward 2 years and LEND merges on a 100:1 ratio with AAVE
                                                                                            and my 20odd AAVE coins are worth €240 each
                                                                                            well hello...
                                                                                            People say I should be more humble I hope they understand, they don't listen when you mumble
                                                                                            Get a shiny metal Revolut card! And a free tenner!
                                                                                            https://revolut.com/referral/jamesb8!G10D21

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                                                                                              You still have the 20 tokens?
                                                                                              "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                                                My 14 ethereum bought for about €2,700 and sold at about €5,500 would today be worth €19,600.
                                                                                                "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                                                  Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                                                                                  You still have the 20 tokens?
                                                                                                  yup
                                                                                                  People say I should be more humble I hope they understand, they don't listen when you mumble
                                                                                                  Get a shiny metal Revolut card! And a free tenner!
                                                                                                  https://revolut.com/referral/jamesb8!G10D21

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                                                                                                    Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                                                                                    My 14 ethereum bought for about €2,700 and sold at about €5,500 would today be worth €19,600.
                                                                                                    Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

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                                                                                                      Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                                                                                      My 14 ethereum bought for about €2,700 and sold at about €5,500 would today be worth €19,600.
                                                                                                      just think of the tax bill you've avoided!!!

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                                                                                                        My brag is about to be mirrored by one hell of a beat.

                                                                                                        Details to come.....
                                                                                                        People say I should be more humble I hope they understand, they don't listen when you mumble
                                                                                                        Get a shiny metal Revolut card! And a free tenner!
                                                                                                        https://revolut.com/referral/jamesb8!G10D21

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                                                                                                          Originally posted by Lazare View Post
                                                                                                          This month I will be 15 years hanging out with you guys.

                                                                                                          Kinda mad isn't it.

                                                                                                          Feb 06. Who's here from earlier? Dom, LL, Kev, DP, HJ I think, who else?
                                                                                                          if we're counting boards, which we must be, I'm a little over 17 years dec 2003
                                                                                                          Join the IPB Fantasy Football League 19/20

                                                                                                          http://www.irishpokerboards.com/foru...88#post1104188

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                                                                                                            Originally posted by DeadParrot View Post
                                                                                                            My brag is about to be mirrored by one hell of a beat.

                                                                                                            Details to come.....
                                                                                                            so, as many of you are aware, I'm in the midst of purchasing a house.
                                                                                                            Mortgage drawn down, everything done and I was due to collect keys @ 3pm today or thereabouts.
                                                                                                            Our solictors doing final searches before signing off.
                                                                                                            It turns out the sellers owned the house we are
                                                                                                            purchasing(lets say number 2 ) and the one next door (number 4).
                                                                                                            They sold next door last year.
                                                                                                            All of the legal documents and land registry filing for the new owners of
                                                                                                            number 2 have them owning number 4.
                                                                                                            Meaning we cannot buy the house legally as the sellers don't own the land it sits on

                                                                                                            It also means number 2 owners don't own the land of the house they are living in
                                                                                                            and their house insurance etc is all fucked.
                                                                                                            and their mortgage
                                                                                                            and all our stuff too.

                                                                                                            My mortgage starts one 1st March, notice handed into current landlord, viewing of apartment for
                                                                                                            new lettors over the next few days all booked, everything we own in boxes or storage
                                                                                                            and house insurance/mortage protection all active.

                                                                                                            Potentially this could be a timebomb for all parties (us, sellers, other owners, our solocitors, their(sellers and owners) solicitors etc).
                                                                                                            Our solicitor needs to determine if filing error or "human error", the latter is not what we want.

                                                                                                            Makes my crypto gains a little less uplifting
                                                                                                            Last edited by DeadParrot; 04-02-21, 12:23.
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                                                                                                              Ah jaysus, that’s horrendous news
                                                                                                              fingers crossed it is sorted somehow
                                                                                                              "Worldly wisdom teaches that it is better for reputation to fail conventionally than to succeed unconventionally." - John Maynard Keynes

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                                                                                                                Originally posted by Lazare View Post
                                                                                                                This month I will be 15 years hanging out with you guys.

                                                                                                                Kinda mad isn't it.

                                                                                                                Feb 06. Who's here from earlier? Dom, LL, Kev, DP, HJ I think, who else?
                                                                                                                I regged on boards forum in Sep 05, but had been lurking for a few months before that. I think IonaPaul wasdefinitely earlier too. Lloyd was after you I believe (without checking). Probably a few more too that at least sometimes check in here.

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                                                                                                                  Originally posted by DeadParrot View Post

                                                                                                                  so, as many of you are aware, I'm in the midst of purchasing a house.
                                                                                                                  Mortgage drawn down, everything done and I was due to collect keys @ 3pm today or thereabouts.
                                                                                                                  Our solictors doing final searches before signing off.
                                                                                                                  It turns out the sellers owned the house we are
                                                                                                                  purchasing(lets say number 2 ) and the one next door (number 4).
                                                                                                                  They sold next door last year.
                                                                                                                  All of the legal documents and land registry filing for the new owners of
                                                                                                                  number 2 have them owning number 4.
                                                                                                                  Meaning we cannot buy the house legally as the sellers don't own the land it sits on

                                                                                                                  It also means number 2 owners don't own the land of the house they are living in
                                                                                                                  and their house insurance etc is all fucked.
                                                                                                                  and their mortgage
                                                                                                                  and all our stuff too.

                                                                                                                  My mortgage starts one 1st March, notice handed into current landlord, viewing of apartment for
                                                                                                                  new lettors over the next few days all booked, everything we own in boxes or storage
                                                                                                                  and house insurance/mortage protection all active.

                                                                                                                  Potentially this could be a timebomb for all parties (us, sellers, other owners, our solocitors, their(sellers and owners) solicitors etc).
                                                                                                                  Our solicitor needs to determine if filing error or "human error", the latter is not what we want.

                                                                                                                  Makes my crypto gains a little less uplifting
                                                                                                                  House swap with the neighbours? Make a reality show out of it.

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                                                                                                                    Still holding onto my $100 of bitcoin which is just over $20k now - will help offset gme losses haha. I see Visa/banking and paypal having increased adoption. About to be able to buy things on 30 million paypal stores with it. Visa are working with banks rolling out some stuff.

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                                                                                                                      Originally posted by 6starpool View Post

                                                                                                                      House swap with the neighbours? Make a reality show out of it.
                                                                                                                      Does seem like the obvious solution!
                                                                                                                      "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                                                                        omg though, fck the stress levels right now must be through the roof
                                                                                                                        "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                                                                          Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                                                                                                          omg though, fck the stress levels right now must be through the roof
                                                                                                                          Nah DP is a well grounded guy

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