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    My wife got a job in a greenhouse left due to the glass ceinling.

    Paneful one there sorry .

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      Where do farmers buy cheap manure?

      SPOILER
      Dung Deal

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        Got a job in a clown shoe factory....no small feat

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          Was standing near the end of the Dublin Marathon and saw one runner dressed as a chicken and one as an egg, I thought....this could be interesting

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            Was driving through Foxrock village on Monday and see they have a load of 'Foxrock First' banners up, I'm assuming pushing people to shop local, etc...

            But massive Nazi vibe from that slogan I feel! Wouldn't have been surprised to see some of the well-heeled Foxrockians (Foxrockites? Foxrockegians?) giving the old stiff-arm salute in front of their new flags.

            Found a photo and it seems at least one commentator has copped the weird fascist bent of the slogan: https://twitter.com/BustToBoom/statu...86098020765700

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              That lyndon interview is very odd.
              His 5% donation of NFT proceeds seems a bit of a piss take too.
              Given only 4 were sold out of 100, others obviously thought so as well.
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                Just seen that Harold Huberman passed away a few days ago.

                Always an absolute gent at the tables.

                RIP

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                  I did read the last three posts trying to work out where the punchline was.
                  "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                    Originally posted by ionapaul View Post
                    Was driving through Foxrock village on Monday and see they have a load of 'Foxrock First' banners up, I'm assuming pushing people to shop local, etc...

                    But massive Nazi vibe from that slogan I feel! Wouldn't have been surprised to see some of the well-heeled Foxrockians (Foxrockites? Foxrockegians?) giving the old stiff-arm salute in front of their new flags.

                    Found a photo and it seems at least one commentator has copped the weird fascist bent of the slogan: https://twitter.com/BustToBoom/statu...86098020765700
                    "Buy Local" not snazzy enough for them obviously.

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                      Originally posted by Lao Lao View Post
                      Just seen that Harold Huberman passed away a few days ago.

                      Always an absolute gent at the tables.

                      RIP
                      That's awful, I'm very sorry to hear that.

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                        I've been on one-on-one meetings with a very international faculty all morning. Was meant to be examining their programme to see if its fit for purpose, but that's quite boring, so I mainly used it to pick up good Dublin food recommendations based on their international expertise. It might be well-known, but the recommendation for Pickle by an Indian prof looks like a clear winner.

                        Was also in Fabi's yesterday, having previously visited with dobby, and it really is exemplary if you are in the market for decent authentic Brazilian food. Packed to the rafters and no reservations possible, but so well worth the visit.
                        "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                          Originally posted by Lao Lao View Post
                          Just seen that Harold Huberman passed away a few days ago.

                          Always an absolute gent at the tables.

                          RIP
                          Lovely man. It was very disconcerting when Harold check raised you when holding the second nuts.
                          "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                            I worked in a factory making Dracula figurines. There were only 2 employees so I had to make every second count.
                            Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

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

                              Oh laptops would be a massive win. Ironically, given their opposition to the regulation for their phones, a key selling point of Apple laptops is that they have USB-C
                              I think laptops pretty much include it on their own accord.
                              All the new laptops in work are C only. The docks are C. I got given an older laptop (as I also got a blade) that had a dell coaxial charger, but it still chargers off C port. Headphone case is C. Samsung is usb C I think?

                              Only my poxy iPhone is different

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                                Originally posted by Mellor View Post

                                I think laptops pretty much include it on their own accord.
                                All the new laptops in work are C only. The docks are C. I got given an older laptop (as I also got a blade) that had a dell coaxial charger, but it still chargers off C port. Headphone case is C. Samsung is usb C I think?

                                Only my poxy iPhone is different
                                ah, maybe my laptop was before the switch.
                                "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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

                                  ah, maybe my laptop was before the switch.
                                  Does it have a USB-c for devices? It prob still charges via that, if it it came with a dedicated old style.
                                  My personal laptop doesn’t, buts it small And absolutely shite.

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                                    I have 2 Weevils in my insect collection. One is great and mixes well with the other insects without aggression, a bit too passive though , the other one is a fking head case. Shows me up constantly with his attitude. But his agression has warded off many a spider from annihilating the rest. I call him the lesser of the 2 Weevils.

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                                      Originally posted by Mellor View Post

                                      I think laptops pretty much include it on their own accord.
                                      All the new laptops in work are C only. The docks are C. I got given an older laptop (as I also got a blade) that had a dell coaxial charger, but it still chargers off C port. Headphone case is C. Samsung is usb C I think?

                                      Only my poxy iPhone is different
                                      My laptop is USB C but I still need to use it's specific charger. Can't use my phone's cable for instance.
                                      I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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                                        Apple & Microsoft the only real holdouts on USB-C.
                                        Given the obvious "big bad corporation" opportunity I'm amazed MiseryGuest hasn't been all over this.

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                                          Originally posted by Lazare View Post

                                          My laptop is USB C but I still need to use it's specific charger. Can't use my phone's cable for instance.
                                          Phone cable probably wouldn't have enough juice to drive it?

                                          I guess the eu reg mostly worked well before ever getting implemented (other than apple)

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                                            Been following this spat all day, love Ross Tucker, his pod is fantastic.

                                            He's bludgeoned this guy multiple times already, but I don't think I've ever seen a masterclass like this before..


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

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                                              Originally posted by Lazare View Post
                                              Been following this spat all day, love Ross Tucker, his pod is fantastic.

                                              He's bludgeoned this guy multiple times already, but I don't think I've ever seen a masterclass like this before..


                                              That Andrew guy shouldn't be allowed vote

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                                                Originally posted by Lazare View Post

                                                My laptop is USB C but I still need to use it's specific charger. Can't use my phone's cable for instance.
                                                I’d say that’s a power thing. Phone transformers are 20-30w, laptops are 65-130w with the bigger transformers.

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                                                  Originally posted by Lazare View Post
                                                  Been following this spat all day, love Ross Tucker, his pod is fantastic.

                                                  He's bludgeoned this guy multiple times already, but I don't think I've ever seen a masterclass like this before..


                                                  There was a good podcast with him a few months ago about it around the time of the collegiate swimmer in the states.
                                                  His rival it seems, had broken his dreams,By stealing the girl of his fancy.Her name was Magill, and she called herself Lil,But everyone knew her as Nancy.

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                                                    Originally posted by elbows View Post

                                                    There was a good podcast with him a few months ago about it around the time of the collegiate swimmer in the states.
                                                    Their pod is superb, they delve into some really interesting sports science.

                                                    Did a great one on sleep awhile ago.

                                                    Here's a link to the pod itself.

                                                    https://play.acast.com/s/realscienceofsport/
                                                    I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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                                                      @HJ (and anyone else, of course) thinking of going in big on Hedera. Is that a good idea?
                                                      "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                        Looks like the ECB will signal interest rate rises next month today. It begins.
                                                        "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                          Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post
                                                          Looks like the ECB will signal interest rate rises next month today. It begins.
                                                          To the moon!
                                                          No reverse until rates get close to 20% and or we get to abundant cheap renewable energy
                                                          Turning millions into thousands

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                                                            Originally posted by Strewelpeter View Post

                                                            To the moon!
                                                            No reverse until rates get close to 20% and or we get to abundant cheap renewable energy
                                                            Spoken like someone with no mortgage and some underappreciating money in the bank!

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                                                              Originally posted by 6starpool View Post

                                                              Spoken like someone with no mortgage and some underappreciating money in the bank!
                                                              yeah, it'll be interesting to see how quick this feeds through to SVRs. Imagine anyone on say a 3.5% mortgage will be on 5%+ by this time next year.

                                                              Which is still historically very low of course...
                                                              "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                                                                yeah, it'll be interesting to see how quick this feeds through to SVRs. Imagine anyone on say a 3.5% mortgage will be on 5%+ by this time next year.

                                                                Which is still historically very low of course...

                                                                Tuberculosis rates might be at a historical very low rate also, but its still a bitch if you get it.



                                                                I'm not sure if that analogy stands up, but I started it, so I'll leave it.
                                                                "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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


                                                                  Tuberculosis rates might be at a historical very low rate also, but its still a bitch if you get it.

                                                                  I'm not sure if that analogy stands up, but I started it, so I'll leave it.
                                                                  I guess it all depends if you're a borrower or a saver.

                                                                  Irish household deposits are somewhere around the €150bn mark and outstanding residential mortgages are approx €85bn.
                                                                  "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                    Originally posted by 6starpool View Post

                                                                    Spoken like someone with no mortgage and some underappreciating money in the bank!
                                                                    I wish!
                                                                    Turning millions into thousands

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                                                                      Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                                                                      I guess it all depends if you're a borrower or a saver.

                                                                      Irish household deposits are somewhere around the €150bn mark and outstanding residential mortgages are approx €85bn.
                                                                      Sure. But precariousness is felt primarily by borrowers. As in, very few people 'live off' their savings due to the structure of pensions.
                                                                      "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                        Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                                                                        I guess it all depends if you're a borrower or a saver.

                                                                        Irish household deposits are somewhere around the €150bn mark and outstanding residential mortgages are approx €85bn.
                                                                        It'll be a shock for a whole new generation though. Interest rates have been abnormally low for the guts of 15 years now, so a return to the 'normal' before that won't be deemed a return to normal by most people. I took out my first mortgage in 2006 and by mid 2007 the rates were up 4.25% before the dive to help stabilise the world's economies. I'd say close to half the borrowers out there have never had a mortgage in a 5%+ market.

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                                                                          Originally posted by 6starpool View Post

                                                                          It'll be a shock for a whole new generation though. Interest rates have been abnormally low for the guts of 15 years now, so a return to the 'normal' before that won't be deemed a return to normal by most people. I took out my first mortgage in 2006 and by mid 2007 the rates were up 4.25% before the dive to help stabilise the world's economies. I'd say close to half the borrowers out there have never had a mortgage in a 5%+ market.
                                                                          that's why we do stress testing...
                                                                          "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                            Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                                                                            that's why we do stress testing...
                                                                            I'm sure it's rigorously done too. Aren't those tests for something like 2% higher than the rate being applied for?

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

                                                                              The ECB isn't 'less nimble', they are just openly trying to protect the economy in addition to doing something about inflation. Lagarde, probably the most experienced central banker in the Western Hemisphere, was talking about it recently. Think they've only signalled one interest rate increase for this year for that reason.
                                                                              "The European Central Bank committed to a quarter-point increase in interest rates next month and opened the door to a bigger hike in the fall as it confronts record inflation.

                                                                              Announcing a first rise in borrowing costs in more than a decade, the ECB on Thursday described a series of rate moves to come. With fresh forecasts signaling a faster path for euro-zone prices than previously thought, it will cease large-scale asset purchases on July 1."


                                                                              https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...premium-europe

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                                                                                Originally posted by 6starpool View Post

                                                                                I'm sure it's rigorously done too. Aren't those tests for something like 2% higher than the rate being applied for?
                                                                                yes, that's the standard threshold
                                                                                "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                  Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                                                                  @HJ (and anyone else, of course) thinking of going in big on Hedera. Is that a good idea?
                                                                                  I don't know that much about it, I looked into it a year or so ago and wasn't that impressed, it has a lot of competition in the space (Solana, Near etc)

                                                                                  There's a good breakdown of its problems here: https://ercwl.medium.com/hedera-hash...d-9e6653c11525

                                                                                  That said it could all be different now, that was a long time ago but IMO this is a bad time to be adding on to risk assets and this is about as risky as they come, and there is a lot of competition in the space,

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                                                                                    Originally posted by Hectorjelly View Post

                                                                                    "The European Central Bank committed to a quarter-point increase in interest rates next month and opened the door to a bigger hike in the fall as it confronts record inflation.

                                                                                    Announcing a first rise in borrowing costs in more than a decade, the ECB on Thursday described a series of rate moves to come. With fresh forecasts signaling a faster path for euro-zone prices than previously thought, it will cease large-scale asset purchases on July 1."


                                                                                    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...premium-europe
                                                                                    Its almost like things change over time.

                                                                                    Edit: The ECB even say in their statement that they have changed their mind because of changed circumstances. Plus its still far less rapid than the US, so the main point still stands.
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                                                                                    "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                                      On interest rates. Aren't we and the UK the only countries in Europe that have variable interest rates rather than interest rates that are fixed for the life of the mortgage. Whats with that fuckery.
                                                                                      "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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

                                                                                        Its almost like things change over time.

                                                                                        Edit: The ECB even say in their statement that they have changed their mind because of changed circumstances. Plus its still far less rapid than the US, so the main point still stands.
                                                                                        Nothing changed, they were just hoping inflation would go away of its own accord! Now it hasn't, they have to raise rates just like the mean old horrible (and nimbler!) Fed!

                                                                                        They are still forecasting 2.1% inflation in 2024, which will only happen if we really go to goblintown in the meantime.


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                                                                                          Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                                                                          On interest rates. Aren't we and the UK the only countries in Europe that have variable interest rates rather than interest rates that are fixed for the life of the mortgage. Whats with that fuckery.
                                                                                          No, you can definitely get them. I think it's more that people tend to choose the fixed options.

                                                                                          A quick Google suggests about 10% of new mortgages in Germany are variable.
                                                                                          "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                            I'm clearly no economist, but aren't fuel prices and the Russia fuckery the main driver of current inflation, which then feeds into higher food prices, etc etc? How are higher interest rates going to solve this? Aren't interest rate increases traditionally a weapon against consumer driven spending inflation?

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                                                                                              Actually, further Googling suggests that over 80% of new mortgages in Ireland are now fixed. Whereas previously it was the other way around.

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

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                                                                                                Originally posted by 6starpool View Post
                                                                                                I'm clearly no economist, but aren't fuel prices and the Russia fuckery the main driver of current inflation, which then feeds into higher food prices, etc etc? How are higher interest rates going to solve this? Aren't interest rate increases traditionally a weapon against consumer driven spending inflation?
                                                                                                it goes into a spiral otherwise - people see their savings eroding via inflation and try to beat it by buying goods now, thus pushing up prices further
                                                                                                "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                                  Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post
                                                                                                  Actually, further Googling suggests that over 80% of new mortgages in Ireland are now fixed. Whereas previously it was the other way around.

                                                                                                  Interesting.
                                                                                                  Our fixed are not like Germany's fixed though. Theirs are for the life of the mortgage, ours are predominantly for a few years duration.
                                                                                                  "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                                                    Originally posted by 6starpool View Post
                                                                                                    I'm clearly no economist, but aren't fuel prices and the Russia fuckery the main driver of current inflation, which then feeds into higher food prices, etc etc? How are higher interest rates going to solve this? Aren't interest rate increases traditionally a weapon against consumer driven spending inflation?
                                                                                                    Excellent question. No matter what the cause of inflation is, the only tried and tested response is to destroy demand. When people lose their jobs (or are fearful of losing their job)they spend a lot less money which reduces demand everywhere, helping fight inflation. (Central bankers won't put it as bluntly as this!).

                                                                                                    If you look at other inflationary periods, the causes were many but the response is always the same. Inflation is very difficult to get under control once it rears its ugly head.

                                                                                                    Central banks only have very crude tools, so they aim for a "soft" landing.
                                                                                                    Even that is now out of the question so they are now aiming for a "Softish" landing.

                                                                                                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDJX246hJ1U




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

                                                                                                      Our fixed are not like Germany's fixed though. Theirs are for the life of the mortgage, ours are predominantly for a few years duration.
                                                                                                      Feck those Germans with their sensible long-term planning! Bastards!!
                                                                                                      "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                                        Haven't prices of everything gone up? I bought a car last year and it's worth more now than when I bought it and it's over a year older.
                                                                                                        Restaurant prices have increased by over 10%.
                                                                                                        They are just two examples. Obviously fuel prices are sky high.
                                                                                                        Where's all this money coming from? As far as I'm aware the only thing that hasn't increased is wages.
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                                                                                                          Originally posted by eagle eye View Post
                                                                                                          Haven't prices of everything gone up? I bought a car last year and it's worth more now than when I bought it and it's over a year older.
                                                                                                          Restaurant prices have increased by over 10%.
                                                                                                          They are just two examples. Obviously fuel prices are sky high.
                                                                                                          Where's all this money coming from? As far as I'm aware the only thing that hasn't increased is wages.
                                                                                                          A lot of it is simply pent-up post covid demand
                                                                                                          "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                                            I love the actual game of golf but i'm enjoying the battle between LIV and the PGA . Popcorn time

                                                                                                            PGA just banned the lot of them

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                                                                                                              Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                                                                                                              A lot of it is simply pent-up post covid demand
                                                                                                              STDs the same.

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                                                                                                                Well pro golfer would you go to bed with an oil shiek for 13 million ?

                                                                                                                Hmm 13 million. Why YES . Crazy money

                                                                                                                Would you do it for a grand ?

                                                                                                                Lol no way . What sort of guy do you think i am?

                                                                                                                Well we have established that already . We are merely negotiating a price baby.

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                                                                                                                  Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                                                                                                                  Feck those Germans with their sensible long-term planning! Bastards!!
                                                                                                                  2.29% 15 year fixed or 2.45% for 20 years off 60% LTV are both available here and would be an absolute no brainer for anyone who could avail of it now.
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                                                                                                                  Turning millions into thousands

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                                                                                                                    Funding round all but closed for my current app adventure.

                                                                                                                    Deal closes offish on Tue, and funds will be in the corp bank account Tue afternoon.
                                                                                                                    Resignation from current role, and full time on the app starts next week.

                                                                                                                    Life's a changing.
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                                                                                                                    All efforts were made to make this thought original but with the abundance of thoughts in the world the originality of this thought cannot be guaranteed.
                                                                                                                    The author is not liable for any issue arising from the platitudinous nature of this post.

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                                                                                                                      Why do bike shops make you feel like a bike abuser when you come back to collect your bike after a service. Once again I get the crook eye when I was met with the news that the right side caliper was seized. Looking at me like I perpetrated this heinous crime.

                                                                                                                      Then the other guy chirped in with a thinly veiled admonishment of oil on the brake discs and how did this happen? 'Because thats detrimental'. And he waited for an answer or explanation. Good guy bad guy they passed the torch to each other. I came up with some impassable bullshit before he said just keep an eye on it over the next week. Oh yeah absolutely Ill see how i go.

                                                                                                                      I would pay for a platinum non judgmental service where you can bring your bike for a service in any terrible condition and when you return to collect they speak of no ill treatment you perpetuated knowing or not and in fact almost go to lengths to say shur your better bringing it in late than early. If this was the case I would be a more frequent visitor and pay the premium!.

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                                                                                                                        Originally posted by rounders123 View Post
                                                                                                                        Why do bike shops make you feel like a bike abuser when you come back to collect your bike after a service.
                                                                                                                        So are you going to tell us how the oil on the brake discs happened? I'm often disturbed about how people don't lube their chains
                                                                                                                        “Blessed are the forgetful, for they get the better even of their blunders.”

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                                                                                                                          Originally posted by Theresa View Post
                                                                                                                          Funding round all but closed for my current app adventure.

                                                                                                                          Deal closes offish on Tue, and funds will be in the corp bank account Tue afternoon.
                                                                                                                          Resignation from current role, and full time on the app starts next week.

                                                                                                                          Life's a changing.
                                                                                                                          Would you be IPBs 1st Billionaire? Congrats and BoL with it

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