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    Originally posted by Denny Crane View Post
    every fucking time
    People say I should be more humble I hope they understand, they don't listen when you mumble
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      Originally posted by SatNav View Post
      I joined this this site nearly a decade ago. most of ye know my life story..

      Mia turned 15 today. How mad is that!

      All of ye have followed her life journey which is pretty amazing for a bunch of people I don't know, have met an odd time and made besties here.

      Sometimes the net can be a wonderful place

      It's mad how I felt I had to let my bbv buddies know
      That will be the wine

      Originally posted by Keane View Post
      Apparently Howard Finkel is dead.
      Did his teammates munch him?

      Still the best WW moment in History

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        Have just seen that Kelly Ann Conway thing, 'this is not Covid 1 folks'

        Sinister stuff. She's not that stupid. Enough of the Fox audience is however.
        I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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          So these portal things

          How are you supposed to deal with the "Why is your Portal always off" questions

          Or the "I've tried calling you on portal and it was off" questions

          ?

          Zero privacy the goal now?

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            Originally posted by Lazare View Post
            For the last two years I've had to upgrade my Google Drive, think I'm at 200gb. Thing is a lot of that is junk. Have no desire to go through it deleting stuff. Is there any software out there that will do that for me. Something that will keep photos and vids of family and dump everything else?

            Don't know about that mate but I use this program to delete duplicate files.

            https://www.auslogics.com/en/softwar...e-file-finder/

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              Originally posted by coillcam View Post
              Finished up watching "The Boys" S1 on Amazon prime last night. It was absolutely excellent and way better than I expected. A real tonic to the holier than thou typical superhero genre, the absolute antithesis. The brutality and gore was disgustingly hilarious at times. Some great performances and features an Irish actress Dominique McElligott in one of the main roles. Must get onto Watchmen S1 next.
              really enjoyed it. Dark Knight / Deadpool etc showing all that there's a market for darker comic stuff.

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                Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                Thanks! From reading a bit more, I think my doubt is:

                I *think* I need VM images for each application. So e.g. Python and R would be two images. Is that right?

                If so, then my follow up question is how the cost works approximately. E.g. they estimate about 50 euro a month for the VM, but surely that isn't the cost per image as otherwise it would become a dramatically excessive cost. Would that perhaps be more like the cost for continuously running a single application rather than the cost for quite limited use of a few images across a few VMs?
                sounds like you need this
                https://www.paperspace.com/
                (pay per hour)
                And you need to learn about docker so that you can easily spin up VMs that you need.

                You could/should be able to get to the stage where a VM gets spin up for you, and you can run a script to setup exactly the image you want, the apps you need, and links to the data you have.

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                  Originally posted by Gimmeabreak View Post
                  It's almost like the emperor doesn't have the extensive wardrobe he claims to have.

                  Fake news

                  "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
                    This is only for Kayroo.

                    WTF is a chyron?
                    Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

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                      Anyone have a general idea what formula and parameter values get us our R value of < 1 for Covid transmission rate?
                      Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

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                        Originally posted by Wombatman View Post
                        WTF is a chyron?
                        It's a caption generator machine. Basically it's a widely used system to generate on screen graphics. Used a lot in the states for news channels. We would use VizRT this side of the pond.

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                          Originally posted by newbie2 View Post
                          It's a caption generator machine. Basically it's a widely used system to generate on screen graphics. Used a lot in the states for news channels. We would use VizRT this side of the pond.
                          Did you get really excited when you saw that post?

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                            Originally posted by CHDad View Post
                            Did you get really excited when you saw that post?
                            10 years I'm waiting to be an expert on something in here

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                              I thought it was one of those Vs in the middle of a road

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                                Does the fact that my habits are aging beyond belief make me fall into the higher risk age groups for Covid19?

                                I hope I'm far too young to be comfortably happy with <1k steps per day, a bottle of wine in the evening, 12 cups of tea and a nice slice of toast being my diet.

                                Does my brain age => my risk?

                                This is brain me;


                                (in my defence, 12 hour work days on an absolute disaster of a chair are hugely aging my soul too)
                                Last edited by Emmet; 16-04-20, 22:07.

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                                  Just catching up on bbv was Rumors the one next to The Gresham with the steel dance floor ?

                                  Rush seems to be a movie many people I know missed at the time it came out. It's on netflix & a solid 8 for me, not a rating I give lightly.

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                                    Originally posted by 6starpool View Post
                                    I see your jokes haven't improved since I last had the pleasure!

                                    Heres one you may remember from the great Frank Hunt

                                    In the Fitz and Frank sees this young one bending over displaying a slim ribbon of bright yellow thong.
                                    Now let's just say she was generously proportioned and leave it at that .
                                    It was one of those incongruous moments summed up beautifully by a lewdly grinning Frank..

                                    "Jaysus back in my day you had to pull the knickers apart to see the cheeks now you have to pull the cheeks apart to see the knickers"

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                                      Wonderful performance by Stephen Rae in the play Cyrpus Avenue which is watchable online for a time.

                                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptCyZYzUx4M

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                                        Originally posted by hotspur View Post
                                        Wonderful performance by Stephen Rae in the play Cyrpus Avenue which is watchable online for a time.

                                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptCyZYzUx4M
                                        I saw that in the Peacock. He was great.
                                        "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                          Originally posted by nicnicnic View Post
                                          Just catching up on bbv was Rumors the one next to The Gresham with the steel dance floor ?

                                          Rush seems to be a movie many people I know missed at the time it came out. It's on netflix & a solid 8 for me, not a rating I give lightly.

                                          Yeah that's the one, it was owned by the Gresham. I was a barman in Rumours back in the late 80's.

                                          Rush is a great movie, I've been an F1 fan since I was a kid and one of my earliest F1 memories was a documentary on the 1976 season, absolutely captivating year for F1.

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                                            Donald opening back up for business. Talking about if the virus returns in the fall? Does he think it has gone away?

                                            Opr

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                                              Originally posted by Lazare View Post
                                              This is genuine. People, or should I say Americans, bought this..

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                                              If only there was something to stop us losing those chords.

                                              Originally posted by Theresa View Post
                                              On another note, I don't understand the American stock markets.

                                              Where is this buoyancy coming from? It seems the market is totally decoupled from business performance. Snp blasted back through 2800 on open today.
                                              Buoyancy? Maybe I'm looking at different sectors, but many of the stocks I cover are down 60-70% in the past month. Some serious multi-bagger bargains to my mind.

                                              Originally posted by Strewelpeter View Post
                                              We have prioritised booze over Hardware, gardening and Health and Fitness
                                              Booze isn't prioritised for that reason, speak to any hospital medic or GP, they really don't want to be treating for DTs at the moment.

                                              Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                              I've kinda grown bored of ragging on the Yanks. Its in the same category for me as ragging on the Catholic Church.

                                              But there's a few glaring problems here.

                                              First the bizarre idea that "even there poorest are still richer than mostly every other citizen on the planet". Wha??? If you can't even afford healthcare you are amongst the poorest people in the world.
                                              You really aren't. If you can eat every day, live in a warm shelter, have the opportunity to work for some level of wage you can use to buy food you are not amongst the poorest people in the world

                                              Originally posted by Gimmeabreak View Post
                                              Just finished McMafia Se.01. Can highly recommend.
                                              what is it?

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                                                Originally posted by Goodluck2me View Post
                                                what is it?
                                                BBC produced. Russian family fled to London many years ago. They had dodgy business dealings, etc. Youngest son leaves the family business behind, Harvard educated, started his own hedge fund. It's pretty compelling tbh. Can't wait for Se.02.

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                                                  Nah Joe I mean it seems to be clunking along at breakeven, trending up since the big crash back in March. It’s buoyed by something.

                                                  Which to me makes no sense. Figure we should be seeing a slow decline. Agree re bargains but I also don’t if nows the time to buy said bargains
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                                                    Keelings in a world of shit at the moment
                                                    People say I should be more humble I hope they understand, they don't listen when you mumble
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                                                      Turning millions into thousands

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                                                        I've been travelling the same journey in and out of the town a couple of times a day since this started. This evening there was a very noticeable uptick in the number of cars on the road, people walking in groups and cycling clearly further than 2K from home.
                                                        Just felt very different to the atmosphere of the last few weeks. Perhaps a few cooler showery days coming over the weekend will quieten things down again.
                                                        Turning millions into thousands

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                                                          Originally posted by gorrrr72 View Post
                                                          Yeah that's the one, it was owned by the Gresham. I was a barman in Rumours back in the late 80's.

                                                          Rush is a great movie, I've been an F1 fan since I was a kid and one of my earliest F1 memories was a documentary on the 1976 season, absolutely captivating year for F1.
                                                          they now have live practice on the TV . Tell me you dont watch the feckin practice.


                                                          RUSH was great . Both Hunt and Lauder were very well played .

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                                                            Originally posted by DeadParrot View Post
                                                            Keelings in a world of shit at the moment



                                                            Except that they have been and are are still advertising for Irish people to work there
                                                            Turning millions into thousands

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                                                              Originally posted by Strewelpeter View Post
                                                              I've been travelling the same journey in and out of the town a couple of times a day since this started. This evening there was a very noticeable uptick in the number of cars on the road, people walking in groups and cycling clearly further than 2K from home.
                                                              Just felt very different to the atmosphere of the last few weeks. Perhaps a few cooler showery days coming over the weekend will quieten things down again.
                                                              Sample size etc. But also Holohan said today that the virus is basically contained outside of nursing homes today. Someone else from NPHET said the numbers are flat since the 3rd of April when you strip out the results from the backlog of old tests.

                                                              My uneducated reading of the situation is that we've been well on top of it for a good while at this stage. Remains to be seen I suppose. FWIW cycling around Limerick today people seemed to be distancing as much as ever. Compliance has seemed good just from what I've seen all along living in the city centre.

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                                                                If Farmville taught us anything it's that you can't hang around when it comes to picking your strawberries.

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                                                                  Some nice images of the most successful country ever.

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                                                                    The good ole boy with the smoke in his mouth is carrying an M16 assault rifle.

                                                                    Probably looking for directions to the local high school

                                                                    Thugs with guns.
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                                                                      Originally posted by Hectorjelly View Post
                                                                      Some nice images of the most successful country ever
                                                                      Given where it is happening, I never expected he would full-on condemn it during the conference even if he should but he actually gave the whole thing tacit approval. When he was asked a question about it he said something like, those people are protesting like him.

                                                                      Opr

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                                                                        Originally posted by coillcam View Post
                                                                        Windows defender already does a reasonable job.
                                                                        Windows Defender on my Windows 10 laptop combined with MalwareBytes gives a good resource friendly combination. The combination of both are well reviewed...

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                                                                          Originally posted by DeadParrot View Post
                                                                          On a whim today I plumped for 200gb storage today from google.
                                                                          $30 a year and I'll never even think of it again.
                                                                          Hitting the 15GB free limit soon myself so will be going down this road

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                                                                            Originally posted by DeadParrot View Post
                                                                            On a whim today I plumped for 200gb storage today from google.
                                                                            $30 a year and I'll never even think of it again.
                                                                            Google. I know you're listening. I'll take my referral bonus when you're ready.
                                                                            Assume I don't need to send my details.

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                                                                              I have a few question in relation to nursing homes, hopefully someone has read or knows the answers and can fill me in.

                                                                              I've an Aunt whom is more like a grandmother to me in a home, my dad is youngest of 11 siblings. I have always been very close to her. She is 91, has dementia but is in decent enough nick otherwise and responding well to a change of meds three month ago.

                                                                              The home is Covid free so far. Her Doctor rang my dad today, and basically asked how hard he wanted them to try save her if there's a break out there and she catches it. Adding that it's a horrible death for the elderly.

                                                                              I'd read into that as bang her up on morphine until she passes if she gets it. This in my view is a very fair and civilized question to ask and I see it as humane.

                                                                              My questions are is in relation to the staff of nursing homes. I've been told that a decent % of staff in the homes come from direct provision centers. How true is this ?

                                                                              I'm sure there could be many over qualified people living in direct provision centers working in homes providing excellent care. So I'm inclined to accept it is the case.

                                                                              Also Anecdotally & I hope this doesn't come across as racist as it's certainly not meant as such. All the night shift change over staff at the home the Aunt is in are non Irish. So having been told the above. I assume right or wrongly, many live in direct provision.

                                                                              My question is, are these staff just going home after work to these cramped centers and mixing with staff from other nursing homes ?

                                                                              I'd like to think surely the HSE has joined the dots on this one and have procedures in place to make sure this isn't the case. It seems such an obvious thing not to allow happen but is it being done ?

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                                                                                Originally posted by Hectorjelly View Post
                                                                                Some nice images of the most successful country ever.
                                                                                Showing a very small % of asshats as being representatives of a whole country either now, or for its entire history, is completely stupid, almost pathetic.

                                                                                What do you think is the most successful country ever and why?
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                                                                                  Originally posted by Opr View Post
                                                                                  Given where it is happening, I never expected he would full-on condemn it during the conference even if he should but he actually gave the whole thing tacit approval. When he was asked a question about it he said something like, those people are protesting like him.

                                                                                  Opr
                                                                                  It was incredible. He basically supported them. "Well these people, they respect me, and respect my opinion". Didn't condemn them in the slightest but Im not sure we can feign surprise, he has history.
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                                                                                    Originally posted by Strewelpeter View Post



                                                                                    Except that they have been and are are still advertising for Irish people to work there
                                                                                    Fruit picking is a very tough job I’m going to have a guess it’s a min wage job. Also the possibility that accommodation is taken out of the wages. Working on a government building job the last 15 months and one company an Irish one has a totally foreign workforce. Having up to 110 men on the job and not one Irish person among them. You can go into there website and they also advertise apprenticeships and jobs. It does not mean they will give an Irishman a job. No overtime even on weekends have to wait 15 mins after you finish work to clock out treated like shit. I’m guessing if you are from Moldova where the average wage is circa 300 euro a month you’ll put up with it. I wonder what pay and conditions are like in keelings.

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                                                                                      Originally posted by nicnicnic View Post
                                                                                      I have a few question in relation to nursing homes, hopefully someone has read or knows the answers and can fill me in.

                                                                                      I've an Aunt whom is more like a grandmother to me in a home, my dad is youngest of 11 siblings. I have always been very close to her. She is 91, has dementia but is in decent enough nick otherwise and responding well to a change of meds three month ago.

                                                                                      The home is Covid free so far. Her Doctor rang my dad today, and basically asked how hard he wanted them to try save her if there's a break out there and she catches it. Adding that it's a horrible death for the elderly.

                                                                                      I'd read into that as bang her up on morphine until she passes if she gets it. This in my view is a very fair and civilized question to ask and I see it as humane.

                                                                                      My questions are is in relation to the staff of nursing homes. I've been told that a decent % of staff in the homes come from direct provision centers. How true is this ?

                                                                                      I'm sure there could be many over qualified people living in direct provision centers working in homes providing excellent care. So I'm inclined to accept it is the case.

                                                                                      Also Anecdotally & I hope this doesn't come across as racist as it's certainly not meant as such. All the night shift change over staff at the home the Aunt is in are non Irish. So having been told the above. I assume right or wrongly, many live in direct provision.

                                                                                      My question is, are these staff just going home after work to these cramped centers and mixing with staff from other nursing homes ?

                                                                                      I'd like to think surely the HSE has joined the dots on this one and have procedures in place to make sure this isn't the case. It seems such an obvious thing not to allow happen but is it being done ?
                                                                                      There are approx 4.5k people living in direct provision, of which around 40% are granted the right to work. The last time I saw figures it was approx 650 people had taken up the opportunity to work.

                                                                                      There was an article a few days ago indicating that 85 people from direct provision working in this field had applied to move out: https://www.rte.ie/amp/1130155/ . I suspect that makes up almost all of those working in the field.

                                                                                      The government have also put in extra measures for people in direct provision which are more restrictive than our measures. I think it's something they're addressing for the workers, remaining people in centres and the people theyre caring for so not the biggest issue at hand.

                                                                                      Perhaps it's been a contributing factor but I think the Irish government have systematically failed those in nursing homes in more impactful ways.

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                                                                                        Originally posted by Murdrum View Post

                                                                                        Perhaps it's been a contributing factor but I think the Irish government have systematically failed those in nursing homes in more impactful ways.
                                                                                        I've been in more of them than most, as I used to pick up blood samples from GPs, nursing homes, and vets. Most of them really are horrible places, in fact I can only think of one that was nicer than the vet shops.
                                                                                        “Blessed are the forgetful, for they get the better even of their blunders.”

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                                                                                          I'm sure being very old is grim . I hope when I'm incapacitated I get to live in a nursing home . So sometime next year will do. The kids can visit.

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                                                                                              Originally posted by Strewelpeter View Post
                                                                                              I've been travelling the same journey in and out of the town a couple of times a day since this started..
                                                                                              I hope they're all essential journeys m8, man of your age.

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

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                                                                                                  Hitch, you do not need a healthcare qualification to work in a care home/nursing home. So many from DP could be there. Also, Murdum said 650, not 65.

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                                                                                                    Originally posted by Gimmeabreak View Post
                                                                                                    Hitch, you do not need a healthcare qualification to work in a care home/nursing home. So many from DP could be there. Also, Murdum said 650, not 65.
                                                                                                    The last thing I read was 650 or so people in direct provision had taken up the opportunity to work at all out of around 4.5k, that was circa 2019.

                                                                                                    According to that RTE article from a few days ago, 85 people in Direct Provision who are working in the Healthcare industry applied for alternative accommodation.

                                                                                                    My personal opinion is that anyone living in Direct Provision wants to get out of Direct Provision.
                                                                                                    I'd imagine those 85 people represent close to 100% of people from Direct Provision working in healthcare.

                                                                                                    85 is a tiny % of all people in Healthcare so their impact is probably pretty small.

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                                                                                                      Our family business was nursing homes. After much deliberation, sold up 18 months ago after a decent offer from a bigger Group.

                                                                                                      Can't even imagine what it must be like to be involved in the same at the moment.

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                                                                                                        Originally posted by Sickpuppy View Post
                                                                                                        Fruit picking is a very tough job I’m going to have a guess it’s a min wage job. Also the possibility that accommodation is taken out of the wages. Working on a government building job the last 15 months and one company an Irish one has a totally foreign workforce. Having up to 110 men on the job and not one Irish person among them. You can go into there website and they also advertise apprenticeships and jobs. It does not mean they will give an Irishman a job. No overtime even on weekends have to wait 15 mins after you finish work to clock out treated like shit. I’m guessing if you are from Moldova where the average wage is circa 300 euro a month you’ll put up with it. I wonder what pay and conditions are like in keelings.
                                                                                                        afaik, accommodation is covered. It's going to be a growing concern come the summer/harvest months if we/europe still has restrictions.
                                                                                                        It's a tough min wage job that's done by seasonal workers, that's the case in most of the developed world. Hard to know what the answer is to the issue. Local workers? Will they do it? Govt intervention to "put" people to work for their covid money? Increase wages would also increase prices.
                                                                                                        It's a problem I'm glad I don't have to solve.
                                                                                                        Let's toss out, hire local workers, pay the same but govt top up based on performance/weight picked.
                                                                                                        Would that be a popular solution?

                                                                                                        Now, that covers 200 or so in keelings. What about the rest?
                                                                                                        People say I should be more humble I hope they understand, they don't listen when you mumble
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                                                                                                          Originally posted by DeadParrot View Post
                                                                                                          afaik, accommodation is covered. It's going to be a growing concern come the summer/harvest months if we/europe still has restrictions.
                                                                                                          It's a tough min wage job that's done by seasonal workers, that's the case in most of the developed world. Hard to know what the answer is to the issue. Local workers? Will they do it? Govt intervention to "put" people to work for their covid money? Increase wages would also increase prices.
                                                                                                          It's a problem I'm glad I don't have to solve.
                                                                                                          Let's toss out, hire local workers, pay the same but govt top up based on performance/weight picked.
                                                                                                          Would that be a popular solution?

                                                                                                          Now, that covers 200 or so in keelings. What about the rest?
                                                                                                          A growing concern indeed.

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                                                                                                            Originally posted by DeadParrot View Post
                                                                                                            afaik, accommodation is covered. It's going to be a growing concern come the summer/harvest months if we/europe still has restrictions.
                                                                                                            It's a tough min wage job that's done by seasonal workers, that's the case in most of the developed world. Hard to know what the answer is to the issue. Local workers? Will they do it? Govt intervention to "put" people to work for their covid money? Increase wages would also increase prices.
                                                                                                            It's a problem I'm glad I don't have to solve.
                                                                                                            Let's toss out, hire local workers, pay the same but govt top up based on performance/weight picked.
                                                                                                            Would that be a popular solution?

                                                                                                            Now, that covers 200 or so in keelings. What about the rest?
                                                                                                            not a chance in hell you get even 10 people in Ireland willing to do the job to the level required.

                                                                                                            If the government tries to 'force' them through benefits restrictions or what have you, they'll turn up and make a balls of it until they're sent home.

                                                                                                            Just a stick to beat the government with, the one big thing that's come out of this on a personal level for me is how low my bar is for reading idiots opinions. Pretty much only read here now and occasional news reports.

                                                                                                            My perusing of the internet was low anyway but it's dropping to almost zero.
                                                                                                            Join the IPB Fantasy Football League 19/20

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                                                                                                              The Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe will hold a virtual meeting with executives from Insurance Ireland on Friday afternoon amid concerns that the industry is relying on fine print and technicalities to avoid business interruption payouts while much of the economy is in Covid-19 lockdown.
                                                                                                              https://www.irishtimes.com/business/...outs-1.4230737

                                                                                                              Irredeemable cunts.

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                                                                                                                Originally posted by Gimmeabreak View Post
                                                                                                                BBC produced. Russian family fled to London many years ago. They had dodgy business dealings, etc. Youngest son leaves the family business behind, Harvard educated, started his own hedge fund. It's pretty compelling tbh. Can't wait for Se.02.
                                                                                                                Thanks I assume it's not on Netflix? Need a VPN for BBC I believe?

                                                                                                                Originally posted by Theresa View Post
                                                                                                                Nah Joe I mean it seems to be clunking along at breakeven, trending up since the big crash back in March. It’s buoyed by something.

                                                                                                                Which to me makes no sense. Figure we should be seeing a slow decline. Agree re bargains but I also don’t if nows the time to buy said bargains
                                                                                                                What I thought was interesting is that year to date, the stock market has had more +/- 3% moves than the entirety of 2009! The fall this time was much much sharper too so I think a clearing price was just found quicker, so the breakeven since then doesn't surprise me. This was supported by i) uncertainty, ii) lack of liquidity in the short end adding to panic iii) rotation from asset classes.

                                                                                                                I would look closely at the hotels, air lessors and OEMs which will be good multiyear buys. I always look to buy when things are at their worst (sentiment wise), the rally in the last fortnight makes me a little more nervous short term, but this time next year I just know many of the good low-leverage, high liquidity cyclicals will be higher than they are now.

                                                                                                                Originally posted by nicnicnic View Post
                                                                                                                I have a few question in relation to nursing homes, hopefully someone has read or knows the answers and can fill me in.

                                                                                                                I've an Aunt whom is more like a grandmother to me in a home, my dad is youngest of 11 siblings. I have always been very close to her. She is 91, has dementia but is in decent enough nick otherwise and responding well to a change of meds three month ago.

                                                                                                                The home is Covid free so far. Her Doctor rang my dad today, and basically asked how hard he wanted them to try save her if there's a break out there and she catches it. Adding that it's a horrible death for the elderly.
                                                                                                                From what I gather they always ask your view, as its lower hassle but the doctor will always do what's right. For example, if you opt into a DNR that will always be respected, although if you're fit you'd need to be assessed to ensure you're of sound mind, if you say "i want to be resuss" that'll only be done where it's right regardless of wishes.

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                                                                                                                  Originally posted by DeadParrot View Post
                                                                                                                  afaik, accommodation is covered. It's going to be a growing concern come the summer/harvest months if we/europe still has restrictions.
                                                                                                                  It's a tough min wage job that's done by seasonal workers, that's the case in most of the developed world. Hard to know what the answer is to the issue. Local workers? Will they do it? Govt intervention to "put" people to work for their covid money? Increase wages would also increase prices.
                                                                                                                  It's a problem I'm glad I don't have to solve.
                                                                                                                  Let's toss out, hire local workers, pay the same but govt top up based on performance/weight picked.
                                                                                                                  Would that be a popular solution?

                                                                                                                  Now, that covers 200 or so in keelings. What about the rest?
                                                                                                                  If local workers would do it no need to fly in the seasonal workers. It’s a tough job have to be very quick without bruising the produce how delicate are raspberries? People saying get people off long term unemployment are away with the fairies no way someone will be able to take orders from a boss and do a full days bent over picking fruit. Increases wages to what though? Keelings abd every other food producer have to make a profit. Accommodation possibly an issue as well.

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                                                                                                                    [QUOTE=Goodluck2me;1129157]Thanks I assume it's not on Netflix? Need a VPN for BBC I believe?

                                                                                                                    It's on Netflix

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                                                                                                                      Originally posted by Strewelpeter View Post
                                                                                                                      I've been travelling the same journey in and out of the town a couple of times a day since this started. This evening there was a very noticeable uptick in the number of cars on the road, people walking in groups and cycling clearly further than 2K from home.
                                                                                                                      Just felt very different to the atmosphere of the last few weeks. Perhaps a few cooler showery days coming over the weekend will quieten things down again.
                                                                                                                      Have to say I'm noticing in South Dublin that the observance of social distancing is really starting to slacken Now I think that most people are not venturing far from home, but within our estate people are noticeably engaging in chats closer and closer to each other as time goes on, some neighbours seemed to have a garden party of about 8 a few days ago, people not moving away when passing on the footpath, etc...

                                                                                                                      Guess without a firm date of the end of restrictions, and in a situation where many people don't know anyone who actually has the virus and thus probably don't feel particularly threatened (sorta feel this way myself), it is very tough to maintain this unnatural situation indefinitely.

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                                                                                                                        Originally posted by Sickpuppy View Post
                                                                                                                        Fruit picking is a very tough job I’m going to have a guess it’s a min wage job. Also the possibility that accommodation is taken out of the wages. Working on a government building job the last 15 months and one company an Irish one has a totally foreign workforce. Having up to 110 men on the job and not one Irish person among them. You can go into there website and they also advertise apprenticeships and jobs. It does not mean they will give an Irishman a job. No overtime even on weekends have to wait 15 mins after you finish work to clock out treated like shit. I’m guessing if you are from Moldova where the average wage is circa 300 euro a month you’ll put up with it. I wonder what pay and conditions are like in keelings.
                                                                                                                        Originally posted by DeadParrot View Post
                                                                                                                        afaik, accommodation is covered. It's going to be a growing concern come the summer/harvest months if we/europe still has restrictions.
                                                                                                                        It's a tough min wage job that's done by seasonal workers, that's the case in most of the developed world. Hard to know what the answer is to the issue. Local workers? Will they do it? Govt intervention to "put" people to work for their covid money? Increase wages would also increase prices.
                                                                                                                        It's a problem I'm glad I don't have to solve.
                                                                                                                        Let's toss out, hire local workers, pay the same but govt top up based on performance/weight picked.
                                                                                                                        Would that be a popular solution?

                                                                                                                        Now, that covers 200 or so in keelings. What about the rest?
                                                                                                                        Originally posted by Sickpuppy View Post
                                                                                                                        If local workers would do it no need to fly in the seasonal workers. It’s a tough job have to be very quick without bruising the produce how delicate are raspberries? People saying get people off long term unemployment are away with the fairies no way someone will be able to take orders from a boss and do a full days bent over picking fruit. Increases wages to what though? Keelings abd every other food producer have to make a profit. Accommodation possibly an issue as well.
                                                                                                                        I seriously dont see the outrage here, Every year these people come into the country and do this job... What I am told is that there conditions are shite enough... barely legal which means no Irish person would ever do the job, but compared to where these people are coming from it's a good job

                                                                                                                        As a Yellow belly I wouldn't let 95% of the dole Que walk by a strawberry field let alone pick the fruit, it is a really seriously demanding job, I couldn't do it today even if I wanted to!

                                                                                                                        Tesco's / DHL / Primeline cant get people to drive forklifts for 11euro an hour, you think Irish people are going to break there backs for 10.50 an hour?

                                                                                                                        Seen on Twitter that the UK government were being pressured into chartering flights to get these workers in as well, Yes all of them pose a risk but is this risk managable I say it would be, the amount of money tied up in a harvest if Keelings or any of these other producers ended up with Covid break out at their facilities, shut down and losing a crop could cost them a fortune! Don't forget these guys are all under serious contracts with Tesco's / Dunnes / etc and if Karen from Facebook gives out that there is no Strawberry's there will be hell to pay

                                                                                                                        We did this to our selves cause we are all cu*ts, Just not as big of cu*ts as the Insurance sector.... Did anyone get notice about their life policy? heard a few people got notice if they die from covid19, it falls under the act of god clause and they wont pay out... seriously dont know if that is true but heard it can't find anything to confirm it?

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                                                                                                                          Originally posted by ionapaul View Post
                                                                                                                          Have to say I'm noticing in South Dublin that the observance of social distancing is really starting to slacken Now I think that most people are not venturing far from home, but within our estate people are noticeably engaging in chats closer and closer to each other as time goes on, some neighbours seemed to have a garden party of about 8 a few days ago, people not moving away when passing on the footpath, etc...

                                                                                                                          Guess without a firm date of the end of restrictions, and in a situation where many people don't know anyone who actually has the virus and thus probably don't feel particularly threatened (sorta feel this way myself), it is very tough to maintain this unnatural situation indefinitely.
                                                                                                                          that's a problem... We are in the middle of a couple of clusters I say, Ambo's have been flat out around here in my estate and the estate behind me, I have a St john of God's nursing home just over the road from me so say there are a lot of front line workers around... It is uncomfortable to say the least

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