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General discussion / Re: 'Burning Man' structure in Derry
« on: March 19, 2015, 01:42:52 PM »
Was up at it on St Patricks day. Good crowds about it.
It must have taken some time to construct as its amazingly detailed.

3 Quid for a ticket isn't bad. Though you will be able to see it from pretty much anywhere in the city.

some great photos of it on the mail website.

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General discussion / Re: Holidays
« on: February 24, 2015, 03:51:13 PM »
Funny, I had done research on multi stop flights to Oz and NZ for a trip back in December and Trailfinders couldn't get within 100 per person of the price I'd found myself. 
I'd say you couldn't replicate a full package trip for the same price (i.e. get the same hotels), but when we did Vegas, Lake Tahoe and the West Coast, we opted for cheaper hotels, for example we stayed in motels if we were only staying one night, used Hotwire to get great rates on unknown hotels in cities etc, so we ended up paying much less than the price Trailfinders quoted for a three week holiday to the same places but not the same hotels.   

I used them for Vegas and they were able to get a rate in the cosmopolitan that I couldn't get anywhere similar for the same money. Maybe it was just because it was newly opened and they had a deal.
I'd say If you do use them,  get a quote and do your own research still. You might be able to get a better flight or hotel deal elsewhere.

Hotwire and the similar setup from Lastminute.com have some class offers, and you can always work out the hotel with a bit of google detective work.

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General discussion / Re: Holidays
« on: February 24, 2015, 11:38:55 AM »
Anyone ever use trailfinders or similar? Thinking of using them cause looking a multi stop hol but don't know if its worth using them or how it even works!

Used them 4 or 5 times, and have been excellent every time.
Normally id be booking Flights hotels etc individually, but for multi-trip stops with trailfinders, i've never been able to get anything cheaper. they normally have good rates at hotels etc.
had to switch a few dates for flights while in NZ and they sorted it that day.

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General discussion / Re: THE 1%.
« on: January 23, 2015, 11:43:50 AM »
https://fullfact.org/article/economy/oxfam_1_percent-38483?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

The above is a good response to Oxfam's chart.

Just shows that even charities are playing able to spin things to their agenda.

Never understood why there isn't punitive death taxes. Earn it and spend it in your lifetime.
After that the Govt takes a massive chunk to invest in the next generation. Would halt the snowballing of wealth down through generations of families.

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General discussion / Re: 6 county corporation tax
« on: December 04, 2014, 12:06:02 PM »
Quote
Ireland pumped a fortune into it HE colleges and Universities all through the 90's and 00's. The opposite is happening in North.
I Think they don't seem to get that part.

+1
Queens would only be slightly behind Trinity in the University rankings and probably above any other Irish university. It's also part of the Russell group which makes it a top 20 post graduate university in the UK. Northern Ireland consistently has the best exam results at GCSE/A-Level in the UK, i think it's unfair to say our colleges are far behind the South.

Ah the old best GCSE and A-Levels argument trotted out.
The problem isnt the top 10%, its the rest.
Its the fact that Ireland has TCD, UCD, DIT, DCU, NUI, RCI, UL, CIT, SIT LKIT and more i've missed.
N.Ireland Has Queen's and the University of Belfast aka UU.

If N.I produces 50 computer science graduates a year, that isn't gonna make a dent in the number of IT companies looking to open here.

No Point pumping out History graduates and saying there are no jobs for them.

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General discussion / Re: 6 county corporation tax
« on: December 04, 2014, 10:53:21 AM »
Bro McFerron was on the money about it, and Arlene Foster looked ridiculous in her snappy response about it.
Corporation tax alone isn't enough.
Allstate have loads of unfilled jobs. Cut corporation tax to 0%, it still wont fill those jobs.

The problem isn't that there is no Jobs, it is that people don't have the skills to fill the jobs available.

Ireland pumped a fortune into it HE colleges and Universities all through the 90's and 00's. The opposite is happening in North.
I Think they don't seem to get that part.

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General discussion / Re: Black Friday
« on: November 28, 2014, 01:50:13 PM »
Are there actually bargains to be had or is it just stores getting rid of old stock to stupid people?

No and Yes.

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General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: November 20, 2014, 01:49:44 PM »
Why oh why have they done this in the first place?

Try getting a fecking GAA pitch at Magee would be a better try.
I don't understand the problem with Magee myself.

Sums up SF nicely in Derry. More worried about the name than the fact Magee has been left to ruin by their executive.

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General discussion / Re: The Official Daddies Club
« on: September 11, 2014, 10:47:34 AM »
Agree with Herejam,

We've just recently got our one the first set of jabs, i've no issue at all with them.

Often people's views on this stuff is warped by Daily Mail and Co.'s ridiculous coverage.

Have a read over the article below.

http://www.badscience.net/2008/08/the-medias-mmr-hoax/

the book itself, Bad Science is also worth a read.

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Rule 1.2 Exception II
Any Player who falls or is knocked to the ground while in possession of the ball may fist or palm the ball away on the ground and may score by doing so.

I can safely say I've seen this hundreds of times, and blown up every single time.

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General discussion / Re: The Official Daddies Club
« on: September 02, 2014, 05:27:26 PM »
Regarding bottles, the thing to buy is the Tommy Tippee perfect prep machine. It freshly prepares, ready to serve bottles in under two minutes. Absolute life saver for the night feed. No waiting on boiled water cooling, no prior prep work required. We didn't have it for Child 1, but it has been great for Child 2. Takes the hassle out of bottle making plus it's idiot proof.
I'll second that! This is probably the best money I've ever spent.
The time it saves is unreal.

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General discussion / Re: bye bye tax disc no more licken the windscreen
« on: December 05, 2013, 01:15:02 PM »
seems we can't pay online as it will cost Coleraine 200 jobs.
To find the Phone Number to pay by debit card you need to do serious digging about.
02870341514 for anyone not wanting to stand in a queue.
Ridiculous that you can't pay online.

Ridiculous keeping 200 families in employment in these times, heaven forbid. To save you two seconds finding the number for the same end result.

We should be fighting to keep every job that is out there at the minute.

What sort of world do you think we live in?
Should Builders no longer employ diggers. Sure they have taken the work of 10 men and allowed 1 man to do it. Its called progress.

Who do you think is paying for all this? the Money has to come from somewhere!
I'm certain it could be better spent elsewhere.

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General discussion / Re: bye bye tax disc no more licken the windscreen
« on: December 05, 2013, 10:50:48 AM »
seems we can't pay online as it will cost Coleraine 200 jobs.
To find the Phone Number to pay by debit card you need to do serious digging about.
02870341514 for anyone not wanting to stand in a queue.
Ridiculous that you can't pay online. 

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My Degree in QUB should have in theory been a perfect match for my current job.
In reality, it was little to no relevance to me, either technically or non-technically.

complete waste of money. How and why people are paying 20/30k to do a degree these days i've no idea.

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The problem in this country is that wages for people in IT & engineering are relatively low compared with other countries (that may be part of the reason for the increase in work in those sectors here in the first place)

Yeah that's gonna be the main reason most Multi-Nationals are here.
When i see the hours people put in to becoming a chartered accountant or solicitor.
If you put the same hours into becoming competent in a required IT Skill you'd be earning much more money quicker.

Think NI may still have this hang up on Law and Accountancy as the only route to "professional career". Think i also read somewhere about the huge oversupply of law graduates in NI.

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