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Aneristic Illusions / Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« on: June 26, 2016, 07:48:05 am »
That is disgusting. What I saw from the proposed negotiations yesterday from Scotland looked like a nice big fuck you to the racist contingent:
The will remain in the UK if it is possible to also remain in Europe and follow all of the previously agreed upon regulations... IE freedom of movement.
I don't know how that would work: If they can issue a national insurance number then anyone who wants to from Europe could work there.

I imagine the Farage types wouldn't be happy if polish, Romanian etc. could come IN to the country to work (via Scotland), but English and Welsh people couldn't go out to Europe to work.

I know the above scenario couldn’t happen, Sturgeon is just laying the ground work justifications as to why a second referendum for Scottish independence is needed, and why being in the UK and EU at the same time would be far too complicated.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« on: June 24, 2016, 02:46:03 pm »
Both Northern Ireland and the Republic are saying there will be no need for the boarders to reopen, which is good, but will piss off the Farage types, as it will be viewed as a back door into the UK.

It's convenient for everyone actually living in the Republic and Northern Ireland though as it means those who commute between the two wont have to go through the tedium of a border check every time.

In fact since the borders were removed however many years ago, new roads cross diagonally between the north and south so for instance if I wanted to drive to Donegal from Dublin, there's a small section in the north, so you'd need two boarder checks(In and out) for an hours drive.

I am really really scared about violence kicking off up there again though.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« on: June 24, 2016, 10:45:44 am »
Scotland was always going to be automatically triggered into another referendum based on the conditions of the 2014 vote, something like "Any significant change to the status of Scotland" was put in there in the event of something like this.

I was surprised this morning, a lot of the young Unionists in the north are saying they are really disappointed over the result and would be open to a referendum for northern Ireland, I would have thought now would be the time they would dig the heels in over this.

Spain is calling for Gibraltar to either be handed over, or be joint sovereignty. I know they are one of the more complex ones because of their location, wonder would this result in a friendly annexing of it?

Aneristic Illusions / Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« on: June 24, 2016, 08:02:50 am »
I'm really worried about northern Ireland, apart from border controls, both the unionists and the republicans are going to dig in and go back to the bad old nationalistic days, bombings from the IRA, child murder by the British Soldiers. 

The best they could hope for at the moment is declaring themselves an independent nation state, which would both be in the commonwealth and in Europe, which would leave exactly no one happy: The people who want a 32 county Republic would be pissed off, the ones who consider themselves British would be pissed off, and everyone in the UK would be pissed off because it would be a back door for migration into the UK.

This is a thing of beauty, it’s in one of the best locations in the world as well if I am correct many clear nights.
The Irish observatories while having very little light pollution, suffer with cloudy weather more often than not.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Guns and Guns and Guns
« on: June 16, 2016, 07:07:12 pm »
The watch list would be discrimination, a criminal conviction definitely ban ownership, but otherwise you cant restrict civil liberties based on suspicion: sorry Amed, your brother joined Isis so you can't own a phone any more.
I'm against it being a right, but I'm also against it being used to erode any other civil liberties which is what that would result in, a fundamental increase to a surveillance states power in a time that it requires dismantling.

Anne Frank as the Christmas yet to come has to be one of the most chilling images, Thats going to haunt you. If she said she would show me fear in a handful of ash I don't think my legs would stop running until I blacked out somewhere.

I think this is one of my favourites of yours Roger.

I haven't seen anything from Anon in a long time. Has the group largely been defanged or something?

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Orlando shooting thread
« on: June 13, 2016, 07:25:50 pm »
This is awful, the world just seems to be getting shittier and shittier over the last few years. I feel horrible for the families and friends of the victims.

Don't believe the hype, mate, it'll only get you down. There was a ton of cool shit happened over the weekend but none of that ever reaches the front page. Sure, 50 people dying is a shame. Doubly so cos the reason they died was one guy being a total dick but people die every day, it's the downside of being made out of slowly decaying meat.

The important thing is to not get all bent out of shape cos some people died. The important thing is to keep a cool head and a bit of perspective and not go waving a fistful of liberties in the air, demanding that something is done to stop this ever happening again.

Cos it will happen again (there will always be dicks) The guys who are offering to make it go away in exchange for those shiny liberties? They're the biggest dicks of all and they never offer refunds even when they fail to deliver.

There is a lot of cool shit going on this weekend, the first ever treatment of MS going into controlled remission, antibiotic resistant TB treated with non AB drugs, renewable energy over the last month has pushed grid operator’s carbon emissions behind combined domestic use for like the first time since the industrial era.

I wasn't suggesting something need be done about this. I've already seen people on Facebook clamouring upon the gun legislation, on arguing over whatever banality Trump came out with, but now isn't the time.
It wasn't what I was getting at with my last post, I'd rather find out the names of the victims, instead of turning this into #TrendingIssue and I know I've made the case in the past that I don't see any reasonable need for gun ownership, I still don't. But legislation wouldn't have saved these people, the genie is out of the bottle and he would have gotten his hands on a weapon regardless.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Orlando shooting thread
« on: June 13, 2016, 01:57:00 pm »
This is awful, the world just seems to be getting shittier and shittier over the last few years. I feel horrible for the families and friends of the victims.

Maybe the aliens adblocked us or something.

Definitely keeping an eye on sales, gave police serial numbers and will share those with relevant stores. Thinking of configuring a few of my devices to listen out for the MAC address of the missing device, in case it's still trying to pair with our WiFi access point when we drive past the house it's in, if it's local.

This is a brilliant idea, I'd never have thought of that. At some point I'll have to set up the "ring home" functionality on the phone and laptop to send on its location.

Shit, sorry to hear that man.

Fantastically, our cleaner then turned up, presumed we were slobs and unransacked the house, polishing all flat surfaces and likely destroying all forensic evidence.
I would have said its an inside job if it wasn't so believably silly.

Whether you want to admit it or not, these are the signs of our times.  They are written out clearly in every billboard.  They are read aloud to us on commercial breaks from Preacher.  They are in the stains of bus seats and carried on the wind on the farts of the WalMart people. 

They bought and sold Jesse Custers ass and we stood back and let it happen.

Techmology and Scientism / Re: Plant Watering Reminder Gadget
« on: June 09, 2016, 04:17:33 pm »
I built this thing at my desk at work. No less than four people asked me if what I was building was "dangerous".

-Two of them were asking tongue-in-cheek
-The other two seemed weirdly hopeful that it was

Tell them if someone doesn't press the button once a day it will result in botanical desiccation with a scared look on your face.

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