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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: December 11, 2017, 02:48:25 pm »
A really small, metallic cupboard with an elaborate lock.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« on: December 11, 2017, 04:19:22 am »
Well, at least Sorweel should come out of things OK.  Unless he literally runs into the No-God or goes on to kill Kelhus, that boy's unstoppable.

Well that was fucking prophetic.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: December 11, 2017, 03:33:20 am »
So, I haven't made a post on actual in the office work stupidity in a while.

Here you go:

Today, our front door broke (our day shift colleague, upon hearing the engineer wouldn't be back for a couple of hours, allowed a student to try and fix it, breaking it further, but that's another story).

So, anyone could stroll in the front door.

Our reception Xmas tree requires an extension cord to power the lights. The socket for said cord is behind the office main door, while the tree is outside. So, the cord prevents the door from locking.

We have a safe in which all the master keys for the building are kept, inside the main office. No-one ever actually locks the safe.

The door broke at some point while my colleague was on a 2 hour break, meaning in that 2 hour window literally anyone could have strolled in and taken a key giving them full access to the building without even breaking a sweat.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: December 09, 2017, 04:54:17 am »
What they didn't tell you is that the test itself was an online scam.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: December 09, 2017, 04:53:50 am »
 :lulz:

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: December 09, 2017, 04:03:46 am »
I'm being made to do online training.  About radicalisation.

I'm actually doing the test, mostly for the lolz, but I'll be damned if I'm emailing my certificate to the training coordinator, when I have an entire thesis on this topic.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: UK General Election 8th June: Shake it all about?
« on: December 07, 2017, 11:17:14 am »
I think basically all the sector analyses said because of the large volume of trade with the EU there would definitely be an impact, but the government claims because of the large number of variables in outcome it would be impossible to say what this impact would be.

Which I think is pretty much bullshit.  You have 5 ranges of potential outcome: what you want, what you think the EU wants (keep this classified, of course), what would happen if the UK stayed in the EU, what would happen if the UK stayed in the EEA and what happens if we crash out without a deal at all.  Doesn't cover all possible outcomes of course, but it covers the most likely and gives a broad idea of economic impact.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: UK General Election 8th June: Shake it all about?
« on: December 06, 2017, 04:47:00 pm »
According to a senior civil servant who has seen over half of the sector analyses, the government decided not to bother with doing impact assessments because it would be too much work.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: UK General Election 8th June: Shake it all about?
« on: December 06, 2017, 02:41:21 pm »
Funny how the Tories were able to use the sectoral analysis to assess the impact of leaving, but no-one else is allowed to see the analysis to make their own assessments.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: December 06, 2017, 09:04:58 am »
US presidents relying on private intelligence networks not only isn't new, this involves some of the same damn people as one of the previous times.

All they need is to talk to the Saudis about funding the venture and they call call it the Sarfari Club 2.0.

On the plus side, at least its not the LaRouches.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: December 05, 2017, 02:25:01 pm »
Mueller has Trump's personal banking records.  Deutsche Bank were served with a subpoena to hand them over.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: UK General Election 8th June: Shake it all about?
« on: December 05, 2017, 02:22:22 pm »
I had to take it in while sleep deprived, as yesterday was my switch around day, but dumpster fire is pretty accurate.

We've also reached the point in the Brexit negotiations where we can't make offers without pissing off sizeable and powerful constituences ie we can please Ireland, but at the cost of the DUP (and thus government stability) and Scotland.

Also Arlene Foster is now basically our PM.

The deal with NI, while ideal, opens so many dangerous doors though.  Scotland and London of course said "why not us as well" and aside from the Irish Sea, there is no major compelling difference.  I wouldn't be surprised to see Loyalists nutters arguing this means making NI part of Ireland by other means, and since Loyalists exert a strong influence on the UK far right, this would likely be considered a "betrayal of Brexit" by Britain First, UKIP etc...though that may not fly as well since most of England doesn't give a fuck about Wales, Scotland and especially Ireland at the best of times.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: December 04, 2017, 10:07:29 am »
Maybe they'll come up with more illegible writing to put in the margins?

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: UK General Election 8th June: Shake it all about?
« on: December 04, 2017, 05:27:23 am »
Farage was whining on TV yesterday that he wasn't going to give up his EU pension because "why should my family suffer?"

His boundless narcissism really has no limits.

Also note: he was a commodities trader before going into politics.  In other words, his "family" (his German wife has left him and he's currently messing around with some French girlfriend) isn't going to suffer by losing out on a 70K pension regardless.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: December 03, 2017, 08:08:41 pm »
Now they'll be emboldened to come up with even more stupid shit to push through Congress while the President is "learning the ropes" (aka admitting crimes on Twitter).

I believe there's at least one more vote the tax plan has to go through before becoming law though, right?

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