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Yikes, up until now (despite JRM and Boris)  the exit bill has been off the table. That could end up being tit-for-tat, it could end up being the prerequisite discussion for any future trade deal, access to europol and other EU security databases, the stuff May said they would keep paying for to keep access to.
It would be incredibly punitive, but I could see the EU objecting the UK's WTO schedule which can tie that up for years even if they eventually agree.

Both sides are showboating for the final negotiations, have to look like they are playing hard ball, This will likely be followed by the EU offering something, May gets to bring it home and strengthens her position. The danger is this is all moot without NI being sorted, if it goes to 11th hour negotiations without an answer for NI, ROI will just let the clock run out, don't even need to be in the negotiation room and can still force No deal.

My company trades in both jurisdictions, there is no outcome where we don't suffer because of all this.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« on: October 05, 2018, 12:51:30 am »
I have a custom build laptop from PC specialist
https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/laptops/

I7, 16 GB RAM, older graphics card (as the newest game I play on this is morrowind), SSD for the OS, regular sata for larger storage
My one regret is I went cheap on the case (at the time I thought I don't care about looks), but there are a couple of robustness issues with the plastic, if you go down this route and spend a lot on the internals, spend a little more on the case.

For the OS a mix of debian, and windows 10 (which probably means the 3 letter agencies know everything about me, but I'm not very exciting).

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« on: October 04, 2018, 11:00:58 pm »
Modded Unix, uncle mac, you mean apple shite?

Yeah they mold all their components, and inject with plastic save a mm in space, kill the heat profile of the device, you can never repair a faulty component, it forces users to replace the whole thing. I've been apple free since 2016 when I got rid of itunes, haven't had their hardware since 2014. Have never looked back.

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It's more of an existential crises then just a shift to the right. The Tories have always blamed europe for all of their problems, I think they have just sobered up enough to realise that that wont be an option any more and it terrifies them.

But what it does is it gives fuel to the right wing in europe, Hungry is a dictatorship now, Poland is rigging their elections, its the same played out stories about migrants across all the countries, a scapegoat that probably goes back to the first mud huts.

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The UK had veto power to block certain new legislation, that no other country had. It also had the power to block basically any other legislation if it could find the support of two other countries. It also had a load of opt outs on spending, on taking the Euro as a currency. It could be retained if article 50 was withdrawn now. If the UK rejoin in a few years time it would never get those concessions again.
The veto is really a worry for Ireland because Europe keeps attacking the 12% corporate tax rate, and for years the UK has blocked it. For Ireland it's loss is probably the single biggest issue behind Northern Ireland. Hell, if the EU offered the Veto to Ireland instead, we'd potentially soften the stance on Northern Ireland.
There's huge scope to improve Europe from within and that's probably the most frustrating part. Watching the UK piss away leverage as one, if not the most influential countries in Europe.

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Apple Talk / Re: ITT: Peedee helps Suu pick a nom de plume.
« on: October 01, 2018, 06:34:31 pm »
E. L. Ron James

"Anastasia could see that Mr Gray was a mystery wrapped in an enigma wrapped in a sexy Hugo Boss suit when he spoke he betrayed a transcendent Thetan count that made Anastasia quiver under her suppressive person dress"

ITT: Faust is a bot that was forced to read 50 Shades and all of L. Ron Hubbard's 'literature'.

Yes... Forced...

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Apple Talk / Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
« on: October 01, 2018, 02:31:09 pm »
Its too late to introduce yourself, we are old friends by now

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Apple Talk / Re: ITT: Peedee helps Suu pick a nom de plume.
« on: October 01, 2018, 12:23:37 pm »
E. L. Ron James

"Anastasia could see that Mr Gray was a mystery wrapped in an enigma wrapped in a sexy Hugo Boss suit when he spoke he betrayed a transcendent Thetan count that made Anastasia quiver under her suppressive person dress"


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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: September 27, 2018, 11:44:40 am »
Could have sent a Monkey riding a tiny bicycle, clapping cymbals onto the stage and it would have had more dignity.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: September 26, 2018, 01:22:07 pm »
It's some kind of National Socialist policy.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: September 26, 2018, 10:08:47 am »
Happy Stanislav Petrov day y'all

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: UK General Election 8th June: Shake it all about?
« on: September 25, 2018, 03:40:08 pm »
I think what you were saying in the other thread about buying is a good idea.
If house prices come down to more favorable prices, immigration tapers off further driving it down could end up buying a place at about the lowest it might go over the next ten years. If I had money to spend I would be putting it in something less volatile then euro and pound for the next 12 months, which is basically only gold. and change some back once the currencies seem to hit bottom.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: September 25, 2018, 03:35:56 pm »
Pence looking for a chuckle.*


*I use the word chuckle but the sound probably more closely reflects the sound of a mummies tomb being opened.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: UK General Election 8th June: Shake it all about?
« on: September 21, 2018, 05:23:20 pm »
After today and yesterday, is there any other outcome than a no deal brexit left that's possible? It's going to tank our two economies and damage Europe.
We know what a century of poverty is like in the ROI, I'm not sure even in the depths of Thatchers reign the UK ever experienced what this is going to be like... so at least now that will be a shared cultural experience.

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