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Apple Talk / Re: Consumer Identity
« on: Yesterday at 08:08:19 am »
Well thats true. I resent advertising, but I love people being offended.

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Apple Talk / Re: Consumer Identity
« on: January 16, 2019, 08:47:00 pm »
I can say from experience that large corporations spend a great deal of money trying to predict how the winds are changing, so they can hang their product on it.

But, at least in this case, who cares?  A positive message was delivered in a very effective way.  The fact that Gillette will do well by doing right doesn't burn my ass even a little bit.
The message is good, but I could write "feed third world children" on my hemoroids but they would still be hemoroids.
Adverts treat us as walking ATMs and thats not going to change.

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Apple Talk / Re: Consumer Identity
« on: January 16, 2019, 02:43:39 pm »
Yeah, it's not so much a company embracing political activism or a moral stance as the company, murdering, skinning and impersonating the moral stance to get into your house.

It just means they have reached peak amorality and are willing to chameleon themselves to whatever they think they should be doing to better sell you their shit.

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Help me understand how this is a thing: May's deal was unprecedentedly defeated in a landslide, and yet she'll most likely beat a no confidence vote?
Her own party voted against her for the deal. But they still want to stay in power and don't want an election so will not vote with the opposition in the no confidence vote.

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They have to realise that before March 29th though right, I'm not confident that they will become grounded in reality before that...

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Wonderful. Since 1922 northern Ireland has been Irelands problem, now, it's everyone's problem.

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Worst vote result in UK government history isn't it?
I don't know what to make of it, I see people slating May but I don't see what other deal could ever have been reached, they would all require the backstop, or NI to be treated differently to the rest of the UK.
So the choice is now no deal, or remain right?
I've started seeing people saying "let no deal happen, then the EU will REALLY start to negotiate" but what I see happening is the UK approaching the EU for small things (access to Europol, citrus goods etc) and getting vetoed unless the backstop is the first thing on the agenda.
Even Greece which had 30 years of vetoing Turkey would occasionally allow stuff through for massive bribes. Ireland will only ever have one requirement.
It looks like massive economic catastrophe for Ireland and the UK. Ireland knows what it feels like from experience, but it can now be part of it and the UK's shared cultural experience.

All of this seems so pointless, we live in the haunted relic of Cameron's ego

No deal seems to imply the more or less instant collapse of the UK.
Probably, could trigger a chain reaction like 2008 as well depending on how much exposure the banks have

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Worst vote result in UK government history isn't it?
I don't know what to make of it, I see people slating May but I don't see what other deal could ever have been reached, they would all require the backstop, or NI to be treated differently to the rest of the UK.
So the choice is now no deal, or remain right?
I've started seeing people saying "let no deal happen, then the EU will REALLY start to negotiate" but what I see happening is the UK approaching the EU for small things (access to Europol, citrus goods etc) and getting vetoed unless the backstop is the first thing on the agenda.
Even Greece which had 30 years of vetoing Turkey would occasionally allow stuff through for massive bribes. Ireland will only ever have one requirement.
It looks like massive economic catastrophe for Ireland and the UK. Ireland knows what it feels like from experience, but it can now be part of it and the UK's shared cultural experience.

All of this seems so pointless, we live in the haunted relic of Cameron's ego

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: January 08, 2019, 05:01:25 pm »
Well, I guess that's one good thing of trump, racists feel more emboldened to do say shit like this and they can be wack-a-mole'd out of different areas.
However, I suspect some apologist will come out now defending him, and he will have a new job in the whitehouse by next week... new chief of staff found

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« on: January 08, 2019, 09:45:37 am »
"we need to find the right balance" is the styrofoam packing peanuts of things to say in a meeting.

In every planning meeting I've ever attended, some manager or exec lists two possible failure scenarios (usually things that other people just brought up) and concudes "we just need to find a path between these two"

ohhhh shit we got a real brain-genius over here. GOD DAMN, look at those leadership skills.

I had this recently, I made the mistake of saying "The options are irreconcilable, pick one and do it well", I've never made my bosses angry (to the point of turning red) as telling them they cant have the cake and eat it too.

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Christ, it's actually come to this, troubles mark II in 3 months and counting

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I'm hoping they are ramping up, as it might keep the cost of goods low.

Ireland and the UK has established supply chains for the black market, there's an old adage that most of the drugs that enter europe come through Ireland and it could just be an old wives tale but occasionally we get things like this:
https://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/icrime/cocaine-found-off-cork-coast-valued-at-440m-trial-hears-63676.html


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What a disaster. I keep seeing comments to the effect of "allow no deal so the EU can suffer, then they will negotiate properly".
A crash out without a deal means the backstop and NI will always be waiting, with a veto behind it. The UK could end up locked in a Turkey-- arrangement where it proposes something (without a backstop) and gets vetoed, that could go on for years.
We're stockpiling at work now. The export rate to the UK in no deal will be 20% from the EU, if the UK doesn't pay back the 39Bn that's to be extracted in tariffs also, and we are unsure if the UK will follow through with the "We can set our import tariffs to 0" if they need to recoup cash.
They are trying to keep it quiet at work as well but they will be offering relocation to Ireland for our UK staff.

On the semi bright side it looks like energy costs are going to soar because NI will need to be self sustaining, which for us means a bit of job security as our revenue is tied to that.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: December 21, 2018, 02:16:52 pm »
I think I approve of the withdrawl, but knowing him he will find some way to fuck it up.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: UK General Election 8th June: Shake it all about?
« on: December 19, 2018, 11:36:14 pm »
I think I am just starting to panic, this ride isn't fun any more and the door handle wont work.

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