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    Originally posted by thechamp87 View Post

    You should check out That’s Amore in Monkstown. Great pasta and fun spot.
    Oh lovely. Will definitely check it out. Very hard to beat great pasta!
    "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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      I was at a house party today of fully vaccinated folk There was one denier there . Every time there was conversation about covid we looked at her and diverted the chat to weather speak. Cant be arsed talking to them any more . Its akin to chatting to a Trumper about dumbfuckerry.

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

        Yeah. I used payday loans a lot in the UK in my excessive gambling days so am very familiar with them to my shame. This seems different despite the strange objections of the financial advisor at the end of the article which don't make sense given that we know the need for cash exists.
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        Is just using a credit card not an option for that segment of the market?

        Why pay interest when you can get a 56 day free overdraft?

        Realised recently too that if I run my card through another card I can put cash on rev with no fee and move it to my n26 to transfer to my trading account, and use it to get margin to trade options. Which in theory is infinite leverage.

        It's like that scene in the Big Short where the strippers are buying multiple houses with no money down.
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        but this is totally different, they were buying houses.


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          Originally posted by Denny Crane View Post

          Is just using a credit card not an option for that segment of the market?

          Why pay interest when you can get a 56 day free overdraft?

          Realised recently too that if I run my card through another card I can put cash on rev with no fee and move it to my n26 to transfer to my trading account, and use it to get margin to trade options. Which in theory is infinite leverage.

          It's like that scene in the Big Short where the strippers are buying multiple houses with no money down.
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          but this is totally different, they were buying houses.
          They just don't have access to overdraft or credit card. I had one of those low credit rating / no credit rating cards when I first went to UK and it was a shockingly high percentage. Maybe 60% Apr. Don't think there's an Irish version of a low credit rating credit card? There is really shit options if you need money. While that pay advance idea is quite class, especially as the cost is kept low.
          "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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

            They just don't have access to overdraft or credit card. I had one of those low credit rating / no credit rating cards when I first went to UK and it was a shockingly high percentage. Maybe 60% Apr. Don't think there's an Irish version of a low credit rating credit card? There is really shit options if you need money. While that pay advance idea is quite class, especially as the cost is kept low.
            Rev is going after people waiting on their wages though. They'd have access to credit cards.

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

              How many calories a day did you go for, to lose a kilo a week - about 1700? Going to use the next five weeks to get down five kg to a spot on 70-71kg, but ideally want to front load as have a suit fitting on September 10th.
              I'm not counting calories but I eat a lot of low calorie food anyway. I'm just walking a lot and 2 hours of football a week. I guess I walk something like 1200+ calories a day so would have been eating 1900+. Find out your BMR + movement/exercise calories and need to be at -1000 eaten per day for that goal.
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                Some wonderful films being shown in the cinema atm. Went to see Pig this evening, it's exceptional. Saw it in the Savoy which I almost never go to, and it was really nice watching it in a very small theatre. With social distancing there were only two people per row (and 5 rows) so I had a sense of sharing the experience of watching the film with the ten of us.

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                  Sunday morning musings .
                  Not being funny but if driving on the motorway these days surely the safest lane is the middle one . If a car coming the wrong way youve a choice of two lanes to swerve into giving you better odds ? The slow lane also the likely lane the errand driver hits the motorway on. ????

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                    Originally posted by Denny Crane View Post

                    Rev is going after people waiting on their wages though. They'd have access to credit cards.
                    I don't know? I was turned down for a credit card a few months ago. There's a really fucked up Irish credit scene. Plus a credit card *might* be more expensive, with the annual fee, charges, interest.
                    "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                      Sunday morning listening

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

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                        Another Sunday morning one, this one goes out to all you mongrel lovers..

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

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                          Good for any day

                          Person...Woman...Man......Camera..TV

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                            Hahaha, had to swiftly turn down the volume.
                            I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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                              Something about Country that blends well with a Sunday morning though. Think my mother used to listen to a lot of it, find it very nostalgic.
                              I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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                                Old timey country, none of that conservative modern Jesus flavoured shit.
                                I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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                                  Originally posted by Lazare View Post
                                  Something about Country that blends well with a Sunday morning though. Think my mother used to listen to a lot of it, find it very nostalgic.
                                  Yeah same! Clare FM Country Hour
                                  "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                    If you want proper country music Oleras is your go to man
                                    Clarke , Townes, etc. Ole show em how it's done.

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                                      Originally posted by Solksjaer! View Post
                                      If you want proper country music Oleras is your go to man
                                      Clarke , Townes, etc. Ole show em how it's done.
                                      Person...Woman...Man......Camera..TV

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                                        Originally posted by Solksjaer! View Post
                                        Sunday morning musings .
                                        Not being funny but if driving on the motorway these days surely the safest lane is the middle one . If a car coming the wrong way youve a choice of two lanes to swerve into giving you better odds ? The slow lane also the likely lane the errand driver hits the motorway on. ????
                                        "He was too good for dis wurdled"

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                                          There was an awkward sentiment expressed in an unfortunate death earlier in the week of someone who have fallen off a bus and died "woman who fell off bus 'died doing what she loved' ", The notable thing was that the story headline was later amended to avoid the unfortunate conclusion that what she loved doing was falling off busses, to 'died doing what she loved: having fun and meeting people'
                                          "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                            Sunday morning music has to be The Collins Collection on RTE Radio 1. Brilliant show without fail.

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                                              Got sent ads for 'vegan cactus sneakers'.

                                              Google is amongst us here Tar.
                                              "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                Originally posted by Denny Crane View Post

                                                Is just using a credit card not an option for that segment of the market?

                                                Why pay interest when you can get a 56 day free overdraft?


                                                This sounds like asking why are people that are bad with money not bad with with money in a different way, because they are bad with money. Anybody I know that needs stuff like that will just end up paying even more by not paying things back on time, the kind of people that still pay for subscriptions years after they've stopped using them.

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                                                  Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                                  There was an awkward sentiment expressed in an unfortunate death earlier in the week of someone who have fallen off a bus and died "woman who fell off bus 'died doing what she loved' ", The notable thing was that the story headline was later amended to avoid the unfortunate conclusion that what she loved doing was falling off busses, to 'died doing what she loved: having fun and meeting people'
                                                  https://youtu.be/N4pcc7yZxZU?t=123
                                                  Person...Woman...Man......Camera..TV

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                                                    Originally posted by Tar.Aldarion View Post

                                                    This sounds like asking why are people that are bad with money not bad with with money in a different way, because they are bad with money. Anybody I know that needs stuff like that will just end up paying even more by not paying things back on time, the kind of people that still pay for subscriptions years after they've stopped using them.
                                                    Exactly, you're creating dependency aka 'sustainable business model. It's predatory.
                                                    "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                      Originally posted by dinekes View Post

                                                      "He was too good for dis wurdled"
                                                      Has there been any backstory revelations? Drunk, depressed etc?
                                                      "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                        Looking at the US covid stats and they're back up at 1,000 deaths a day - this time preventable deaths as it's primarily the unvaccinated.

                                                        GOP governors like De Santis and Abbott doubling down on banning mask mandates and sending out messages condoning vaccine hesitancy. Gonna be a long winter.

                                                        Is Trippie still around? Be interesting to get his Lone Star take.

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

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

                                                          I don't know? I was turned down for a credit card a few months ago. There's a really fucked up Irish credit scene. Plus a credit card *might* be more expensive, with the annual fee, charges, interest.
                                                          Anyone with a credit card paying anything other than the €30 (?) Gov fee is doing it wrong IMO.

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                                                            Originally posted by Solksjaer! View Post
                                                            Sunday morning musings .
                                                            Not being funny but if driving on the motorway these days surely the safest lane is the middle one . If a car coming the wrong way youve a choice of two lanes to swerve into giving you better odds ? The slow lane also the likely lane the errand driver hits the motorway on. ????
                                                            Would it not be the fast lane though? I.e. their leftmost lane.

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                                                              Originally posted by Tar.Aldarion View Post

                                                              This sounds like asking why are people that are bad with money not bad with with money in a different way, because they are bad with money. Anybody I know that needs stuff like that will just end up paying even more by not paying things back on time, the kind of people that still pay for subscriptions years after they've stopped using them.
                                                              The practical solution though is not: can everyone just handle their money better. The more you prevent access to financial solutions the more people turn to unregulated solutions that are far more expensive. That's what I like about the Revolut idea - it's tied to actual earnings, and it has a very low cost. It's not perfect, as people are still using money that they should ideally be storing up for bigger expenses, but it's better than the other solutions available.
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                                                              "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                The worthies would have you believe that credit union loans are the solution. But they so much are not. Ridiculous levels of admin and complex rigid repayments. The reason why Provident were once so popular was because despite their massive interest cost they made everything exceedingly simple for the user. The proper access to money solution are things like the payday loan idea of Revolut and the pay-in-installment idea of Klarna. Exceedingly user friendly. Or we could just increase the minimum wage and lower housing costs, but those ideas are surprisingly less popular with the people who want to say how poor people should handle their limited money.
                                                                "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                  Originally posted by ComradeCollie View Post
                                                                  Now you are talking. I challenge anyone to watch this video and not well up when the lyrics pierce ol uncle Seymours heart. raw lyrics, Townes was the master of it and right up to his death he was cutting people up. I'd imagine the old wild west cowboys would have worshiped him .

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                                                                    Originally posted by ComradeCollie
                                                                    See you in another 26 years... Cunt . Taking her kids for their vaccines at 4. Couldn't have told me that like yesterday? Women
                                                                    FYP

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                                                                      Originally posted by Gimmeabreak View Post
                                                                      Sunday morning music has to be The Collins Collection on RTE Radio 1. Brilliant show without fail.
                                                                      Really enjoyed Thomas Walsh on it this morning great stuff towards the end where they were getting into the detail of the songwriting





                                                                      @laz
                                                                      that's a fairly watery version of how I got to Memphis I'd be either going for the original by Tom T Hall or the greatest version by Solomon Burke







                                                                      Turning millions into thousands

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                                                                        Originally posted by Solksjaer! View Post
                                                                        Sunday morning musings .
                                                                        Not being funny but if driving on the motorway these days surely the safest lane is the middle one . If a car coming the wrong way youve a choice of two lanes to swerve into giving you better odds ? The slow lane also the likely lane the errand driver hits the motorway on. ????
                                                                        It really only helps on the rare occasion that you are the leader of the traffic and have a clear sight line of say 1000 metres ahead of you. Even then how much reaction time does it give you - you at 100kph, the other car at maybe 150kph coming at you. (I don't know, I'm no good at those travelling in opposite direction when will they meet maths puzzles).
                                                                        But even if you are able to move lane then doesn't the crash just happen with the car that's 50 metres behind you who clearly has absolutely no chance of reacting in time. And unfortunately that second car might be you.

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                                                                          Originally posted by Strewelpeter View Post

                                                                          Really enjoyed Thomas Walsh on it this morning great stuff towards the end where they were getting into the detail of the songwriting





                                                                          @laz
                                                                          that's a fairly watery version of how I got to Memphis I'd be either going for the original by Tom T Hall or the greatest version by Solomon Burke






                                                                          Hadn't heard that Solomon Burke version, class.

                                                                          I think the silly video took somewhat from that Karl Blau version, I really love it.
                                                                          I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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                                                                            Originally posted by Solksjaer! View Post
                                                                            Sunday morning musings .
                                                                            Not being funny but if driving on the motorway these days surely the safest lane is the middle one . If a car coming the wrong way youve a choice of two lanes to swerve into giving you better odds ? The slow lane also the likely lane the errand driver hits the motorway on. ????
                                                                            If you are worrying about cars coming at you on the motorway you are worrying about the wrong thing. There have been just the two driving the wrong way incidents recently one criminal vermin and the other sounds like a murder suicide. Every single day there are still thousands of people getting into cars under the influence of drink and drugs.
                                                                            Turning millions into thousands

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                                                                              Jesus, what's app group I'm in someone posted a vid of a woman surrounded by armed Taliban.She is initially standing and is made to kneel and then a bearded scum starts talking to the crowd of armed thugs presumably accusing her of something. This goes on for about 2 mins then abruptly another bearded piece of filth scum takes out a revolver and shoots her in the head.

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                                                                                Originally posted by Solksjaer! View Post
                                                                                Sunday morning musings .
                                                                                Not being funny but if driving on the motorway these days surely the safest lane is the middle one . If a car coming the wrong way youve a choice of two lanes to swerve into giving you better odds ? The slow lane also the likely lane the errand driver hits the motorway on. ????
                                                                                The programming for decisions like these in self driving vehicles will be interesting.
                                                                                Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

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                                                                                  Originally posted by dinekes View Post
                                                                                  Jesus, what's app group I'm in someone posted a vid of a woman surrounded by armed Taliban.She is initially standing and is made to kneel and then a bearded scum starts talking to the crowd of armed thugs presumably accusing her of something. This goes on for about 2 mins then abruptly another bearded piece of filth scum takes out a revolver and shoots her in the head.
                                                                                  I think u watched 2 much of that video

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                                                                                    Originally posted by Tar.Aldarion View Post

                                                                                    I'm not counting calories but I eat a lot of low calorie food anyway. I'm just walking a lot and 2 hours of football a week. I guess I walk something like 1200+ calories a day so would have been eating 1900+. Find out your BMR + movement/exercise calories and need to be at -1000 eaten per day for that goal.
                                                                                    that's about 30/40k steps per day. Some going if right!

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                                                                                      Originally posted by balfejohn View Post

                                                                                      I think u watched 2 much of that video
                                                                                      2 minutes too much. And whoever sent it should be struck off from all social media feeds.
                                                                                      "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                        Originally posted by balfejohn View Post

                                                                                        I think u watched 2 much of that video
                                                                                        Yeah, not sure i stay in that group for much longer.

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                                                                                          Originally posted by Strewelpeter View Post

                                                                                          If you are worrying about cars coming at you on the motorway you are worrying about the wrong thing. There have been just the two driving the wrong way incidents recently one criminal vermin and the other sounds like a murder suicide. Every single day there are still thousands of people getting into cars under the influence of drink and drugs.
                                                                                          Thousands everyday? Why are Gardai only convicting about 150-200 per week?
                                                                                          Jayzus, Sheila! I forgot me feckin' trousers

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                                                                                            Originally posted by Pat Mustard View Post

                                                                                            Thousands everyday? Why are Gardai only convicting about 150-200 per week?
                                                                                            You really think they catch a significant %

                                                                                            If they were catching that many out of the pool of regs there would be no one left with a license doing it after a couple of months.
                                                                                            Turning millions into thousands

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                                                                                              Originally posted by Degag View Post

                                                                                              Yeah, not sure i stay in that group for much longer.
                                                                                              Probably from 15 years ago, if its verified as current it will make the news tonight.
                                                                                              Turning millions into thousands

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                                                                                                Originally posted by Strewelpeter View Post

                                                                                                If you are worrying about cars coming at you on the motorway you are worrying about the wrong thing. There have been just the two driving the wrong way incidents recently one criminal vermin and the other sounds like a murder suicide. Every single day there are still thousands of people getting into cars under the influence of drink and drugs.
                                                                                                Musings are not worries . There have been 3 incidents recently .

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                                                                                                  Originally posted by Pat Mustard View Post

                                                                                                  Thousands everyday? Why are Gardai only convicting about 150-200 per week?
                                                                                                  Oh theres at least 'thousands'.
                                                                                                  "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                                                    Originally posted by Strewelpeter View Post

                                                                                                    Probably from 15 years ago, if its verified as current it will make the news tonight.
                                                                                                    Yep. And WhatsApp could easily stamp out that type of crap.
                                                                                                    "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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

                                                                                                      Yep. And WhatsApp could easily stamp out that type of crap.
                                                                                                      No they can't, it's end-to-end encrypted. They have no idea what any data passing through is. Just a stream of 1s and 0s.
                                                                                                      "I can’t find anyone who agrees with what I write or think these days, so I guess I must be getting closer to the truth." - Hunter S. Thompson

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

                                                                                                        Yep. And WhatsApp could easily stamp out that type of crap.
                                                                                                        how?

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                                                                                                          Originally posted by balfejohn View Post

                                                                                                          I think u watched 2 much of that video
                                                                                                          True that. Just kind of wasnt thinking about what was going on in a distracted way.

                                                                                                          Shocked me out of my safe little world.
                                                                                                          just trying to get my head around the oppressive horror of living under that regime .

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                                                                                                            Originally posted by Emmet View Post

                                                                                                            how?
                                                                                                            If they routed everything via Russia Putin's goons could read every message
                                                                                                            Turning millions into thousands

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                                                                                                              Originally posted by AndyFatBastard View Post

                                                                                                              No they can't, it's end-to-end encrypted. They have no idea what any data passing through is. Just a stream of 1s and 0s.
                                                                                                              Thats not quite right though, is it? These viral videos are known by the platform, that's why they have a warning saying 'this video has been forwarded many times' - not quite 1s and 0s (although everything on the internet is 1s and 0s, but I'm writing it as you intend it to mean something anonymous). So they know the viral videos. That's why in countries like India, WhatsApp has been forced to limit the forwarding of frequently forwarded messages as it was creating misinformation. They can easily do that in other countries, and they don't need to know the precise content to do this. They could also observe frequently forwarded messages and check the content. They've decided not to do this, but that is a decision they have made - precisely because some viral videos, even if harmful to society, add value to their platform. Its a decision they have made though and it can be changed.
                                                                                                              "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                                                                Originally posted by Strewelpeter View Post

                                                                                                                If they routed everything via Russia Putin's goons could read every message
                                                                                                                I can't imagine Russia has anywhere near the capability of Biden's goons. The wikileaks leaks a few years ago showed every internet cable coming into Ireland is breached by Five Eyes for the NSA. Actually with the willing obligesse of the Irish internet companies - I think Imagine was mentioned?
                                                                                                                "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                                                                  Originally posted by Emmet View Post

                                                                                                                  how?
                                                                                                                  Maybe a suitable analogy is:

                                                                                                                  A museum guard knows his accomplices are planning to rob the museum. So he ties himself up and when questioned afterwards about how he didn't attempt to stop the robbery he claims what could he have done, he was tied up?

                                                                                                                  WhatsApp has made design choices to allow dodgy behaviour and can't then use those design choices as an excuse for how the behaviour is inevitable on their platform. They feed off viral videos, which have a decent likelihood of being false, and so have set things up to allow these videos to be passed along unimpeded and to claim it is nothing to do with them.
                                                                                                                  "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                                                                    Why are Limerick allowed have three more players on the pitch than Cork?
                                                                                                                    Turning millions into thousands

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                                                                                                                      Originally posted by dinekes View Post
                                                                                                                      Jesus, what's app group I'm in someone posted a vid of a woman surrounded by armed Taliban.She is initially standing and is made to kneel and then a bearded scum starts talking to the crowd of armed thugs presumably accusing her of something. This goes on for about 2 mins then abruptly another bearded piece of filth scum takes out a revolver and shoots her in the head.
                                                                                                                      Send that on to Lazare, he loves getting all those WhatsApp chain messages

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

                                                                                                                        Thats not quite right though, is it? These viral videos are known by the platform, that's why they have a warning saying 'this video has been forwarded many times' - not quite 1s and 0s (although everything on the internet is 1s and 0s, but I'm writing it as you intend it to mean something anonymous). So they know the viral videos. That's why in countries like India, WhatsApp has been forced to limit the forwarding of frequently forwarded messages as it was creating misinformation. They can easily do that in other countries, and they don't need to know the precise content to do this. They could also observe frequently forwarded messages and check the content. They've decided not to do this, but that is a decision they have made - precisely because some viral videos, even if harmful to society, add value to their platform. Its a decision they have made though and it can be changed.
                                                                                                                        https://faq.whatsapp.com/general/cha...imits/?lang=en

                                                                                                                        It absolutely is true. Whatsapp metadata contains information about the sending of messages / times forwarded without any information whatsoever about the payload.

                                                                                                                        Whatsapp (and Signal / Telegram) are built on https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Signal_Protocol
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                                                                                                                          Originally posted by Emmet View Post

                                                                                                                          https://faq.whatsapp.com/general/cha...imits/?lang=en

                                                                                                                          It absolutely is true. Whatsapp metadata contains information about the sending of messages / times forwarded without any information whatsoever about the payload.

                                                                                                                          Whatsapp (and Signal / Telegram) are built on https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Signal_Protocol
                                                                                                                          You do get the point though that they've designed it like this to allow dodgy videos to be forwarded that they can wipe their hands of? Its a design choice, so its fully in their control to come up with an alternative design that doesn't allow this. For example they could allow reporting of any message, that would allow flags to be attached to messages that could then be used to stop those messages being forwarded. But that would be a bit like OnlyFans banning sex workers.
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