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

    whats this about?!
    He means he sees the same people outside all the time, so if there was a simulation we live in the memory is being used to do an update.


    Actually yeaterday met the first new people properly since covid started.

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      Originally posted by Tar.Aldarion View Post

      He means he sees the same people outside all the time, so if there was a simulation we live in the memory is being used to do an update.


      Actually yeaterday met the first new people properly since covid started.
      I've killed the same bluebottle 6 times . Seems Bluebottle programme BbNewsc.Dub is experiencing an ironic bug.

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        110,000 views of this Chimac review (Dublin chicken place for the non-Dubs) that was only posted yesterday.


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

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          Wasps are in ‘fucking annoying’ mode in recent days. Killed 4 of them on Sunday. Without exaggeration, by the time i killed one another had flown in the window.

          Am sat working by the window here and every 5 mins or so one flys by examining how it might get in.

          (btw, i give them a small chance of escaping if on the window by trying to shew them towards the opening. If they fail to take their chance tho then too bad)

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            Originally posted by Degag View Post
            Wasps are in ‘fucking annoying’ mode in recent days. Killed 4 of them on Sunday. Without exaggeration, by the time i killed one another had flown in the window.

            Am sat working by the window here and every 5 mins or so one flys by examining how it might get in.

            (btw, i give them a small chance of escaping if on the window by trying to shew them towards the opening. If they fail to take their chance tho then too bad)
             

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              First real signs of post-Brexit armageddon in the UK. Place should be like a post-apocalyptic wasteland in a couple of weeks.

              https://www.bbc.com/news/business-58315152
              Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

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                Originally posted by Wombatman View Post
                First real signs of post-Brexit armageddon in the UK. Place should be like a post-apocalyptic wasteland in a couple of weeks.

                https://www.bbc.com/news/business-58315152
                What will they throw at politicians now?
                "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                  Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                  110,000 views of this Chimac review (Dublin chicken place for the non-Dubs) that was only posted yesterday.


                  Aww that lad is r8 Barnsley aye
                  "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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                    Pretty sad that book is finished tbh.

                    Phenomenal read. Thanks DP and Hitch.
                    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

                      What will they throw at politicians now?
                      Brickbats.

                      A word which must surely have an interesting etymology.
                      "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                        Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                        Brickbats.

                        A word which must surely have an interesting etymology.
                        Brickbits seems a much more obvious choice of word

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                          I have a financial advice question on behalf of my driving instructor:

                          Him: about 50, full time driving instructor, in a past life he was a banker and has an 'okay' pension due at 66 as part of that

                          The wife: probably the same age, has given up full time work and now works part-time in a lowish wage administrative role

                          Kids: two; about 10, 12 years old from what I can guess


                          The situation:

                          Through a variety of past successful decisions and inheritances, they have a nice house in a nice area, worth a fair whack, and have a mortgage on it of €310,000. Paying €1,700 a month. They also have a recently acquired bundle of cash (inheritance) of €230,000 which is currently invested in prize bonds.

                          The guy was diagnosed by a decent financial advisor in the past as 'extremely risk averse' and feels very comfortable with that label. So bearing that in mind, and their types of jobs: what do they do? Do they pay down the mortgage, pay down part of the mortgage, keep it in savings (with the idea of drawing it down bit by bit over the years, especially towards the retirement stage of life)?

                          Some related things that came up as I was probing (and trying not to crash the car):
                          1. They would view it as a crying shame to pay down the mortgage and then die, thus not using their mortgage insurance. Although I was saying they could take out life insurance separate to the mortgage.
                          2. They seem singularly uninterested in 'making money'. They've some past experience of owning a second home and didn't like it. I suggested forestry as a low risk investment and that was shot down. I decided not to proffer my views on NFTs as an investment asset class.
                          "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                            Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                            I have a financial advice question on behalf of my driving instructor:

                            Him: about 50, full time driving instructor, in a past life he was a banker and has an 'okay' pension due at 66 as part of that

                            The wife: probably the same age, has given up full time work and now works part-time in a lowish wage administrative role

                            Kids: two; about 10, 12 years old from what I can guess


                            The situation:

                            Through a variety of past successful decisions and inheritances, they have a nice house in a nice area, worth a fair whack, and have a mortgage on it of €310,000. Paying €1,700 a month. They also have a recently acquired bundle of cash (inheritance) of €230,000 which is currently invested in prize bonds.

                            The guy was diagnosed by a decent financial advisor in the past as 'extremely risk averse' and feels very comfortable with that label. So bearing that in mind, and their types of jobs: what do they do? Do they pay down the mortgage, pay down part of the mortgage, keep it in savings (with the idea of drawing it down bit by bit over the years, especially towards the retirement stage of life)?

                            Some related things that came up as I was probing (and trying not to crash the car):
                            1. They would view it as a crying shame to pay down the mortgage and then die, thus not using their mortgage insurance. Although I was saying they could take out life insurance separate to the mortgage.
                            2. They seem singularly uninterested in 'making money'. They've some past experience of owning a second home and didn't like it. I suggested forestry as a low risk investment and that was shot down. I decided not to proffer my views on NFTs as an investment asset class.
                            Pay off the mortgage and stay paying the life cover if they like. Guaranteed investment return for risk adverse folk. If they die the excess above the outstanding mortgage is available to their estate. Really they should cancel it and take on a section 72 policy to pay the kids inheritance bill BUT they sound like folk who know the price of everything and the value of nothing. They should also make any AVCs they can on earnings which are at the top rate and invest the monies in line their cautious views....

                            However, my real advice would be to focus on what they guy is being paid to do, which is improve the safety of your driving and let him pay someone for financial advice on his own time (highly unlikely).

                            ‘IF YOU had not committed great sins, God would not have sent a punishment like me upon you.” Genghis Khan

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                              Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                              They would view it as a crying shame to pay down the mortgage and then die, thus not using their mortgage insurance. Although I was saying they could take out life insurance separate to the mortgage.
                              What, dying seemed like a better option than not dying?

                              Your driving skills must really be something.
                              "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                ah no, i've been with him for ages, so he was actually just saying that after the lesson as part of a chat. I added the bit about 'while trying not to crash the car' for comedic effect. Because of course car crashes are hilarious.
                                "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                  I've never heard of anyone owning prize bonds before. The rate isn't actually that bad -

                                  "The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) sets the variable percentage rate used to calculate the prize fund. Effective from February 2021 this variable percentage rate is set at 0.35% of the total value of Prize Bonds outstanding."

                                  I assume you can't get better in any long term savings a/cs?

                                  I wonder what inspired people who claim to be risk-averse to invest in prize bonds and not something without an element of chance involved!

                                  There are at least two DEFI protocols that do the same thing but without the guarantee.

                                  Given they refuse to invest in anything which will yield higher than their mortgage paying it off seems a no brainer. Their thinking is completely at odds with the way the economy works now though - everything is designed for borrowers to be subsidised by savers.

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                                    You might want something more exact than a house worth 'a fair whack' (how much is a whack, let alone a fair one?) and that he has an 'okay' pension (omitting whether that is DB or DC!)....

                                    It seems a no-brainer to take the 230k in prize bonds and pay down the mortgage. Insanity of the life insurance excepted.
                                    "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                      Originally posted by Lazare View Post
                                      Pretty sad that book is finished tbh.

                                      Phenomenal read. Thanks DP and Hitch.
                                      It's great isnt it! You really get drawn in to the time period.p
                                      You might like his latest "Billy Summers" about a sniper for hires last job...couldn't put it down.

                                      And dont forget the Dark Tower series starting with "The Gunslinger" if you get to the 2nd book "the Drawing of the three" you'll be hooked.

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                                        I just finished a good book that might be of interest to some here A Brief History of Doom: Two Hundred Years of Financial Crises

                                        https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

                                        It's an interesting overview of many of the financial crises the world has gone through over the last 200 years, with particular attention paid to private debt, and lending booms. (He basically makes the case that private debt causes crises) It's very interesting, especially the last chapter about the challenges and failures of regulators.
                                        Last edited by Hectorjelly; 24-08-21, 15:18.

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                                          Oh just reread it and see they recently inherited it - that makes more sense as to why it's in prize bonds.

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                                            Risk averse is really loss averse HJ, they don't care if they win nothing and would like the chance. Think all my mothers savings are in prize bonds, she lost her life savings in the crash so was fairly averse after that.


                                            Since they won't make investments that will beat the return of a mortgage they should simply pay it down as fast as possible with insurance like above. Or just downsize and max avcs, assume it's worth a lot with that much left outstanding.

                                            EDIT: oh i missed the kids ages, thought they were grown, no downsize.
                                            Last edited by Tar.Aldarion; 24-08-21, 15:39.

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                                              We've lost a Rolling Stone .

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

                                                Its completely indistinguishable from the traditional stuff. The worlds best scientists, recruited away from curing cancer in order to make a drink, have outdone themselves in Guinness Inc. Very drinkable, which is often where the 0.0s fall down. Like I could enjoyably keep up with CC and his 'real' pints of the same.
                                                Is it really indistinguishable though? I wouldn't be too sure. Most of these "0.0" beers, while fairly authentic tasting are generally discernible as "fake" to the distinguished alcoholic drinker.

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                                                  Originally posted by Degag View Post

                                                  Is it really indistinguishable though? I wouldn't be too sure. Most of these "0.0" beers, while fairly authentic tasting are generally discernible as "fake" to the distinguished alcoholic drinker.
                                                  I bought one by mistake once and there was definitely an appreciable taste difference. Never again.
                                                  "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                    Originally posted by Hectorjelly View Post
                                                    I just finished a good book that might be of interest to some here A Brief History of Doom: Two Hundred Years of Financial Crises

                                                    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

                                                    It's an interesting overview of many of the financial crises the world has gone through over the last 200 years, with particular attention paid to private debt, and lending booms. (He basically makes the case that private debt causes crises) It's very interesting, especially the last chapter about the challenges and failures of regulators.
                                                    I want the book about the next crisis.
                                                    "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                      Anyone know if Shanahans has reopened this time round?

                                                      Nothing on the web and their phone has a message from Jan.
                                                      "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                        Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                                                        Brickbats.

                                                        A word which must surely have an interesting etymology.
                                                        So, my researches lead me to conclude that a 'brickbat' was, in its original meaning, well, a broken lump of a brick. That someone would physically feck in your direction if they took a dislike to the head on ya. An actual weapon or projectile.

                                                        However, sometime around the 16th century, 'throwing brickbats' metamorphised from being a physical means of expressing displeasure and became a metaphysical one, meaning to inundate with insults. Presumably society began to frown on clocking punters in the head with odd bits of masonry.

                                                        Hence Milton's use of the term in 1642:
                                                        I beseech ye friends,
                                                        ere the brick-bats flye,
                                                        resolve me and yourselves
                                                        Couldn't have put it better meself.
                                                        "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                          Have had quite the last 18 months of flying through trying all of the 0 alcohol beers we could find, herself is a beer drinker, so pregnancy & breastfeeding meant some changes!

                                                          Lager
                                                          Heineken - not bad, not a million miles from the original
                                                          Bavaria - no thanks
                                                          Moretti - not a fan
                                                          Becks Blue - awful
                                                          Peroni - Very good effort
                                                          San Miguel - so bad we couldn't even use the reject for making bread
                                                          St Etienne - Aldi - A decent lager if you don't mind the french style lagers

                                                          IPA
                                                          'Early Start IPA - Aldi - Absolutely delicious, putting these away regularly now.

                                                          Stout
                                                          Guinness 0.0 - Not quite as good as the real thing, but an excellent option if driving. Plenty better than other alcoholic stouts I've had.

                                                          An absolute joke that these'll all be charged at same price as their handsomer, funner, tastier counterparts though.

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                                                            Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post
                                                            Anyone know if Shanahans has reopened this time round?

                                                            Nothing on the web and their phone has a message from Jan.
                                                            Passed it at a weekend maybe a week or two ago and happened to notice it looked shut up with the original closed for lockdown signage on the window
                                                            airport, lol

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                                                              Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                                                              I want the book about the next crisis.
                                                              Water by WJC

                                                              WATER

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                                                                I dont know where the laziness lies but I put a lot more into Spinning than I do jogging. Im once again restarting my run training and it's hard . Bit of extra on board but I think I'm running too much within myself. I'm thinking it's the fear of injury again but I'm going to have to suck it up or zero progress. Also I Need to get to mid 90kgs and I'll be flying. Currently 100 on the button , stopped the rot somewhat. Fun and games wha..

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                                                                  I tried to do a Tar and went for a two hour walk tonight as part of the beginning of a six week plan to get the last bit of weight sorted. It seems like an awful lot of effort to get in 20k steps in a day.

                                                                  On the plus side was finding the Off Menu podcast with Ed Gamble and James Acaster. A top quality listen.
                                                                  "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                    Originally posted by Degag View Post

                                                                    Is it really indistinguishable though? I wouldn't be too sure. Most of these "0.0" beers, while fairly authentic tasting are generally discernible as "fake" to the distinguished alcoholic drinker.
                                                                    I know that taste of fake beer you mean, and I don't have emmets expertise, but the Guinness felt highly convincing. I'll be using it as the go-to in future. Although I'll probably start drinking at some point, at which stage I'll spit at the idea of 0.0.
                                                                    "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                      Originally posted by Solksjaer! View Post

                                                                      Water by WJC

                                                                      WATER
                                                                      Too much or too little?
                                                                      "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                        Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                                                                        Too much or too little?
                                                                        Too much of one type too little of the other. We are only ever a mini heatwave away from water restrictions. Unless we somehow stunt the momentum of climate change we face some dry taps and wet feet .

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                                                                          Think I've been doing a disservice to Taiwan. Always thought they were the elites who ruined China and then fled due to a popular uprising. But turns out they were just the same as the CCP, a different popular party trying to do good by China, but who lost out in the end to the CCP in terms of popular support. They never did anything wrong though by the looks of where I'm at in this course on China.
                                                                          "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                            Originally posted by Emmet View Post
                                                                            Have had quite the last 18 months of flying through trying all of the 0 alcohol beers we could find, herself is a beer drinker, so pregnancy & breastfeeding meant some changes!

                                                                            Lager
                                                                            Heineken - not bad, not a million miles from the original
                                                                            Bavaria - no thanks
                                                                            Moretti - not a fan
                                                                            Becks Blue - awful
                                                                            Peroni - Very good effort
                                                                            San Miguel - so bad we couldn't even use the reject for making bread
                                                                            St Etienne - Aldi - A decent lager if you don't mind the french style lagers

                                                                            IPA
                                                                            'Early Start IPA - Aldi - Absolutely delicious, putting these away regularly now.

                                                                            Stout
                                                                            Guinness 0.0 - Not quite as good as the real thing, but an excellent option if driving. Plenty better than other alcoholic stouts I've had.

                                                                            An absolute joke that these'll all be charged at same price as their handsomer, funner, tastier counterparts though.
                                                                            You're missing the best one by a country mile for me:

                                                                            Brewdog Nanny state

                                                                            And an honorable mention to the paulaner which is decent also.

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                                                                              Drink'in the Sun, an IPA (maybe) from Mikkeller is decent also.

                                                                              https://www.thebeerclub.ie/products/...=9616811655212
                                                                              "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                                Originally posted by Emmet View Post
                                                                                Have had quite the last 18 months of flying through trying all of the 0 alcohol beers we could find, herself is a beer drinker, so pregnancy & breastfeeding meant some changes!

                                                                                Lager
                                                                                Heineken - not bad, not a million miles from the original
                                                                                Bavaria - no thanks
                                                                                Moretti - not a fan
                                                                                Becks Blue - awful
                                                                                Peroni - Very good effort
                                                                                San Miguel - so bad we couldn't even use the reject for making bread
                                                                                St Etienne - Aldi - A decent lager if you don't mind the french style lagers

                                                                                IPA
                                                                                'Early Start IPA - Aldi - Absolutely delicious, putting these away regularly now.

                                                                                Stout
                                                                                Guinness 0.0 - Not quite as good as the real thing, but an excellent option if driving. Plenty better than other alcoholic stouts I've had.

                                                                                An absolute joke that these'll all be charged at same price as their handsomer, funner, tastier counterparts though.
                                                                                Lech is the best I've tried so far. Carlsberg is also quite good.

                                                                                Crowd in the UK called Big Drop Brewing who apparently put out some world class stuff. Won't ship to Ireland at the moment though.
                                                                                I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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                                                                                  Heineken seem to be the only ones who've copped on to the marketing potential of zeros.

                                                                                  Massive exposure due to no alcohol when really all people read is Heineken.
                                                                                  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
                                                                                    I tried to do a Tar and went for a two hour walk tonight as part of the beginning of a six week plan to get the last bit of weight sorted. It seems like an awful lot of effort to get in 20k steps in a day.

                                                                                    On the plus side was finding the Off Menu podcast with Ed Gamble and James Acaster. A top quality listen.
                                                                                    Probably best not to just jump to 20k, try 10k a day or something. I like to mix it up, what I'm listening to or I get bored. Last 4 days I've played 5 aside football 3 times and walked 125k steps apart from that, a good week for weight, a bad week for feet.

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                                                                                      Originally posted by Tar.Aldarion View Post

                                                                                      Probably best not to just jump to 20k, try 10k a day or something. I like to mix it up, what I'm listening to or I get bored. Last 4 days I've played 5 aside football 3 times and walked 125k steps apart from that, a good week for weight, a bad week for feet.
                                                                                      Ha yeah. Although I'd regularly enough go over 20k on an active day out, it's more when you go out and try to get all the steps in one big walk in the evening.
                                                                                      "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                                        Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                                                                        I have a financial advice question on behalf of my driving instructor:

                                                                                        Him: about 50, full time driving instructor, in a past life he was a banker and has an 'okay' pension due at 66 as part of that

                                                                                        The wife: probably the same age, has given up full time work and now works part-time in a lowish wage administrative role

                                                                                        Kids: two; about 10, 12 years old from what I can guess


                                                                                        The situation:

                                                                                        Through a variety of past successful decisions and inheritances, they have a nice house in a nice area, worth a fair whack, and have a mortgage on it of €310,000. Paying €1,700 a month. They also have a recently acquired bundle of cash (inheritance) of €230,000 which is currently invested in prize bonds.

                                                                                        The guy was diagnosed by a decent financial advisor in the past as 'extremely risk averse' and feels very comfortable with that label. So bearing that in mind, and their types of jobs: what do they do? Do they pay down the mortgage, pay down part of the mortgage, keep it in savings (with the idea of drawing it down bit by bit over the years, especially towards the retirement stage of life)?

                                                                                        Some related things that came up as I was probing (and trying not to crash the car):
                                                                                        1. They would view it as a crying shame to pay down the mortgage and then die, thus not using their mortgage insurance. Although I was saying they could take out life insurance separate to the mortgage.
                                                                                        2. They seem singularly uninterested in 'making money'. They've some past experience of owning a second home and didn't like it. I suggested forestry as a low risk investment and that was shot down. I decided not to proffer my views on NFTs as an investment asset class.
                                                                                        Real inflation is much higher than what the US accepted recently as 5.9% - we all know that - house prices - health provision - provision of any service - so the difficulty is getting people like that to believe that they are losing (way more than) 10-15k per year purchasing power given accepted figures and that 230k is reducing significantly. There is no risk free rate as the NTMA assures with the .35% APR prize bonds. Put it under the mattress is to accept defeat - there is nothing risk free given the fiat currency joke. Hail Mary on BITCOIN IMO. Or for the extremely risk averse, something like Berkshire Hathaway is required .

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                                                                                          Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                                                                          Think I've been doing a disservice to Taiwan. Always thought they were the elites who ruined China and then fled due to a popular uprising. But turns out they were just the same as the CCP, a different popular party trying to do good by China, but who lost out in the end to the CCP in terms of popular support. They never did anything wrong though by the looks of where I'm at in this course on China.
                                                                                          HH account hacked by someone who uses facts, reasoning.

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

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

                                                                                            Ha yeah. Although I'd regularly enough go over 20k on an active day out, it's more when you go out and try to get all the steps in one big walk in the evening.
                                                                                            I do a few walks during the day, morning, lunch, couple in the evening in between doing other things. 20k at once is a big ask without any goal/event at hand.

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                                                                                              Originally posted by Tar.Aldarion View Post

                                                                                              I do a few walks during the day, morning, lunch, couple in the evening in between doing other things. 20k at once is a big ask without any goal/event at hand.
                                                                                              if you substitute a single consonant, it could be a CC post.

                                                                                              Flexible thing, language.
                                                                                              "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                                Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                                                                                                if you substitute a single consonant, it could be a CC post.

                                                                                                Flexible thing, language.
                                                                                                Reminds me of when I had to wear a portable heart monitor for 24 hours about 2 years ago. Really thought I could take a break for that long, as didn't want to get asked about the increased heart rate at various points in the day. Think I held out for 14 hours. Meh.
                                                                                                Person...Woman...Man......Camera..TV

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                                                                                                  Finally got vaccine now (steps++). First vaccine took 1.5 hours queuing to get. This time no queue at all. The woman had lavender for me to smell while getting it and offered me chocolates after

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                                                                                                    Originally posted by Lazare View Post
                                                                                                    Won't ship to Ireland at the moment though.
                                                                                                    This is a pain in the hole.

                                                                                                    Early December last year i put in an order to Brewdog.com for ~ €200. Delivered via Parcel Motel (Never once got an alcohol order rejected in about 20 attempts).
                                                                                                    All different types of beers and abv. Monumental selection from some sale they were plugging at the time. They done me all of December, XMAS and well into Lockdown. I'd been regurlarly purchasing on teh site before too.

                                                                                                    It was gone overnight.

                                                                                                    Yes i know Brewdog are wankers who ride their staff and i fundamentally disagree with the hipster take that their beer is rubbish on the back of the first part of this sentence.

                                                                                                    I'm a big fan of all Whiplash beers. I think they are bang on the money with their releases. But of course like everything else. We are getting absolutely robbed when it comes to the price. Especially compared to what i could get online or even in a supermarket up North. It seems like extra robbery in the craft beer game though.

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                                                                                                      Also FYI, when a nurse or doctor asks if you are having any erectile dysfunctional problems, they don't count not having the energy to knock one out more than three times a day anymore as a problem.
                                                                                                      Person...Woman...Man......Camera..TV

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                                                                                                        I don't know if the history of China is so ridiculously fascinating or the professor is so brilliant, but it's some course this China course. Haven't learned history since before the Junior Cert and it sure wasn't like this back then. Going to maybe follow another course after this, just to check if it's a general history-is-amazing thing.
                                                                                                        "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                                                          Originally posted by Silver-Tiger View Post

                                                                                                          This is a pain in the hole.

                                                                                                          Early December last year i put in an order to Brewdog.com for ~ €200. Delivered via Parcel Motel (Never once got an alcohol order rejected in about 20 attempts).
                                                                                                          All different types of beers and abv. Monumental selection from some sale they were plugging at the time. They done me all of December, XMAS and well into Lockdown. I'd been regurlarly purchasing on teh site before too.

                                                                                                          It was gone overnight.

                                                                                                          Yes i know Brewdog are wankers who ride their staff and i fundamentally disagree with the hipster take that their beer is rubbish on the back of the first part of this sentence.

                                                                                                          I'm a big fan of all Whiplash beers. I think they are bang on the money with their releases. But of course like everything else. We are getting absolutely robbed when it comes to the price. Especially compared to what i could get online or even in a supermarket up North. It seems like extra robbery in the craft beer game though.
                                                                                                          It's a long term problem. UK is gone for loads of stuff now they are non-EU and it's not changing. I think we need new personal beer supply lines from the Netherlands, Spain etc. To follow the innovative Latvian beer co with the same interest we used to follow the likes of Brewdog.
                                                                                                          "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                                                            Originally posted by shrapnel View Post

                                                                                                            You're missing the best one by a country mile for me:

                                                                                                            Brewdog Nanny state

                                                                                                            And an honorable mention to the paulaner which is decent also.
                                                                                                            I missed a few tbh!

                                                                                                            Completely forgot about Brewdog, Nanny State is a very good beer in its own right. Punk AF (Alcohol Free) is a no for me. Somehow manages to taste like a high alcohol beer while having none.

                                                                                                            Erdinger is quite good - has always been around though, I remember one of the lads showed up to a house party aged 19 or something with 6 big bottles of it ready to get wrecked. Think he was half way through number 3 before releasing it was alcohol free.

                                                                                                            Lazare right too, Carlsberg is surprisingly good, considering their alcohol lager is only two or three steps away from water. (Their export is great though!) And yeah we had a few cans of the Big Drop stuff before we left London. Thought it was a bit too specific to be mentioning a beer that isn't available in Ireland though!

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                                                                                                              The opticians was mad busy for a Wednesday morning. Guess I'm not the only one who put off going because of the covid.
                                                                                                              Person...Woman...Man......Camera..TV

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                                                                                                                Best beer I ever tasted was in Munich . A Bavarian beer and of course I have no idea what it was called , so just like that nymphette I met in coppers in the 90s the memory of the night has faded somewhat but time has added to its glory. Was like getting a few go's on Dawn Run . (Minus the horsey head of course , dont be getting ideas Raoul)

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                                                                                                                  Originally posted by Tar.Aldarion View Post
                                                                                                                  Finally got vaccine now (steps++). First vaccine took 1.5 hours queuing to get. This time no queue at all. The woman had lavender for me to smell while getting it and offered me chocolates after
                                                                                                                  Thinly disguised checking your sense of smell and taste.

                                                                                                                  Nurse / courtesan: Do you like this nice smell? What would you say it is?

                                                                                                                  Tar: Um, strawberry?

                                                                                                                  SPOILER

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                                                                                                                    In a podcast yesterday Ed Gamble, now a vegan, was discussing how he thought about past meat he'd eaten. He said he thinks about it like a reformed hooligan - reliving past meat crimes and revelling in their debauchery, but never wanting to return to those days. Thought it was an interesting idea. The person he was interviewing about her favourite meals was a bit perplexed as to why she, also a vegan, when she thought about her favourite ever dishes also found herself drawn to some past meat dishes she had eaten.
                                                                                                                    "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                                                                      Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                                                                                                      In a podcast yesterday Ed Gamble, now a vegan, was discussing how he thought about past meat he'd eaten. He said he thinks about it like a reformed hooligan - reliving past meat crimes and revelling in their debauchery, but never wanting to return to those days. Thought it was an interesting idea. The person he was interviewing about her favourite meals was a bit perplexed as to why she, also a vegan, when she thought about her favourite ever dishes also found herself drawn to some past meat dishes she had eaten.
                                                                                                                      90s nymphomaniac was deffo not a vegan. Or any other 5 letter V word

                                                                                                                      Durty thought Do vegans swallow ? (Ok it's too early for that convo) still though a valid question.

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                                                                                                                        Jimmy Jimmy!!!

                                                                                                                        Now for Jimmy vs Kohli v 35.0
                                                                                                                        "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                                                          Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                                                                                                          In a podcast yesterday Ed Gamble, now a vegan, was discussing how he thought about past meat he'd eaten. He said he thinks about it like a reformed hooligan - reliving past meat crimes and revelling in their debauchery, but never wanting to return to those days. Thought it was an interesting idea. The person he was interviewing about her favourite meals was a bit perplexed as to why she, also a vegan, when she thought about her favourite ever dishes also found herself drawn to some past meat dishes she had eaten.
                                                                                                                          Meat is murder. Tasty, tasty murder
                                                                                                                          People say I should be more humble I hope they understand, they don't listen when you mumble
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