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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: August 02, 2020, 10:58:42 PM »
The numbers are really taking off again. It looks like it will be back to some type of stricter lockdown again. I can't beleive they had people back in the shops and on public transport without initially forcing them to wear masks.

Its not shops/transport.

Its pubs and parties that seems to be doing the bulk of the damage. Drunk people doing stupid things.

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: July 31, 2020, 05:45:52 PM »
So Trump wants to delay the election. This could go well.

Yep, interested to hear the thoughts of the right wingers on here regarding that...?

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: July 31, 2020, 05:44:49 PM »
is looking like he will go down as one of the worst presidents of all time.

One of the worst?

While my knowledge on the matter falls far short of exhaustive, I can't think of one US president I have read about that comes anywhere close to the level of ineptitude of Trump. Certainly in the modern era.


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General discussion / Re: Gardening
« on: July 31, 2020, 03:54:02 PM »
Oh, didn't know you could do that - I thought it'd need a thicker base. Good info, cheers

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: July 31, 2020, 02:30:06 PM »
You're blinded by hate. It wasn't conservatism that killed many tens of millions in the last century.

A right wing leopard changing its spots?

The Nazi's weren't conservative. They targeted and wiped out conservatives, most prominently the nobility and clergy.

There is more than one way of measuring conservatism.


But really, your not wrong. The GOP and buddies in the USA are better described by "right wing" politics rather than conservative politics as they only encompass sections of conservatism but are entirely right wing.

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: July 31, 2020, 12:07:53 PM »
You're blinded by hate. It wasn't conservatism that killed many tens of millions in the last century.

A right wing leopard changing its spots?

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General discussion / Re: Gardening
« on: July 31, 2020, 12:03:13 PM »
Brother has a large deck at the back of his house on a steep hill so paving wasn't an option. He had the same issues with maintenance & people coming out on their holes when wet. He covered the whole thing in artificial grass - says its the best investment he ever made in the house as kids can play out on it all year round

Ours is similar. Was thinking a stone carpet on a few bison slabs as an alternative down the road maybe.

What way did he mount the plastic grass? I assume he didn't backfill and its still elevated?

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General discussion / Re: Gardening
« on: July 31, 2020, 09:48:49 AM »
Anyone recommend any alternatives to wood decking?

Is composite decking really easy to keep? Don't want something that transforms into an ice rink in winter and needs a day of scrubbing every spring to clean up!

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General discussion / Re: Gardening
« on: July 31, 2020, 09:43:41 AM »
Need a petrol strimmer. For grass, weeds, briars mainly.

Any recommendations?

If you get a big petrol, get one of these for whatever you get (unless you've bought an ultra high end one that might be sorted already):

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Oregon-559059-Universal-Professional-Trimmer/dp/B00L476FA2

Will make replacing your cord so much easier. You just feed in the chord - splitting the length half ways, then twist the head to pull it in. No disassembly and futtering with reassembly.


If your only doing light work, DeWalt do a 18V battery strimmer, and its quick, clean and tidy.

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: July 22, 2020, 02:10:52 PM »
Believe what you want.

https://twitter.com/FarleyMedia/status/1278647659977338882?s=20

**WARNING**
More Strawmen inbound from Whitey.  ::)



I have no idea who the f**k that is...

Does 'Masquerading as "Press"' entail running around with "press" written on your face mask?

I must have missed the bit where he had a supporting crew, a camera, cam mic, and was filming live across one of the largest news networks in the USA.

LOL

Self styled: “Journalists” “Medics” and now “Moms”.

They’re Anarchists and agitators who apply these labels to themselves. Nothing to do with BLM. In fact some of the BLM folks are getting sick of them

https://youtu.be/I8678f2FAzo

I dunno why you keep pulling up instances of this nature - given the original discussion point was Americans watching their TV in horror as their own police forces shot rubber bullets at them or arrested them.

Do you really think that tens of thousands of americans came onto the streets to protest because of the actions of the strawmen you keep finding?


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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: July 22, 2020, 02:07:28 PM »
I made no suggestion in that regard.

Given you replied to my reply about it being "a global nursing / care home pandemic" I don't believe that is an unfair connection to make.


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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: July 22, 2020, 12:31:05 PM »
Dunno about Brazil but disasters in Lombardy and the NY/NJ/CT/MA were predominantly a result of hospital/"care" home maladministration and negligence.

Please do tell us more.

Particularly in the context of it only being a "care home pandemic" if no action were taken.

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: July 22, 2020, 12:30:03 PM »
Believe what you want.

https://twitter.com/FarleyMedia/status/1278647659977338882?s=20

**WARNING**
More Strawmen inbound from Whitey.  ::)



I have no idea who the f**k that is...

Does 'Masquerading as "Press"' entail running around with "press" written on your face mask?

I must have missed the bit where he had a supporting crew, a camera, cam mic, and was filming live across one of the largest news networks in the USA.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: July 22, 2020, 12:23:46 PM »
Just read in today’s indo that we are down to 7 intensive care covid patients.

It begs the question was this or is this in reality a global nursing / care home pandemic?

On this island, because actions were taken, a bit later than ideal, but still taken, it has become one mostly of care homes.

Look elsewhere, Lombardy, Brazil and the USA and you can see it has the potential to be so much worse.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: July 22, 2020, 10:50:22 AM »
It's unfortunately not as simple as that RadioGAAGAA

It pretty needs to be looked at that simply - either make international connections digital or run a strong risk of reintroducing the thing en mass to the population. Neither are good options, which is least worse?

And what about our specialized manufacturing industry where we need to send highly trained technical engineers to commission and set up the equipment that is being exported?

Really specialised equipment can't be commissioned by a sub-contractor.  The complex equipment we sell and manufacture cannot be commissioned by someone who hasn't been with us for a number of years.  What will happen is that if we can't commission it we will lose sales as foreign customers will purchase from a competitor who can attend site.  This wouldn't be good for NI businesses and exporting companies who fall into this (probably small) subset of exporters). 
I guess this is the challenge that the Powers that Be face.  Totally closing down international links would really hammer the economy of a country, so they are trying to walk a tightrope.

It'd need to be done remotely and/or by bringing in subcontractors that are near where the gear is being setup. I know that's really crap and will mean a long slow laborious process which pleases no-one when compared to the norm... but that is still lightyears better than more shutdowns.

I take it this is somewhere like seagate?

BTW - to clarify motives etc, I work in aerospace. So I'm not exactly advocating shutting down folks without going through considerable pain myself. I'm already only partially working and expect to be standing on the edge of the abyss pretty soon.

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