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    Brexit makes it very difficult to move to another country and get employment

    And the National Insurance and National Health Services So should the UK Government not have made the menial jobs that the majority of immigrants do, more attractive to the existing population? Should the existing population (and the New Labour Government) perhaps accept that there will always...
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    Companies That You Expect to Disappear Soon

    Perkbox? We have it here at my employer. I have to admit to being pretty skeptical about it initially, but have used it for lots of stuff and although savings are minimal unless you're forking out upwards of about £75, it's still worthwhile
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    EU after Brexit

    I have a tweet bookmarked in Twitter to come back to in 10 years time, when the person who said it, said the EU will be but a memory as it will have broken up and the UK will not be able to count its post Brexit successes as we will have that many. I've said in reply that that is patent bullsh*t...
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    Brexit makes it very difficult to move to another country and get employment

    That admin work costs, visas cost. Its not just the artist, its all the backline staff (roadies), lighting techs, electricians, truck drivers, tour bus drivers, catering, merchandising. Every piece of equipment you bring into Europe from the UK now needs to be accounted for, right down to guitar...
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    Brexit matters

    All of which have been shown to have been things we had control over already If your new golf club specifies that all putts on the 18th green must be done one handed between the legs facing away from the hole, when it comes to selecting a course for an international tournament, then the PGA are...
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    Companies That You Expect to Disappear Soon

    The landlady of the guest house we stay in every summer in Weymouth is of the opinion that it is the Goulds, The descendents of the Pope's (yes, those Pope's, they nearly ruined my parents marriage) and a certain Prince of Wales that keep Dorchester from attracting inward investment, which does...
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    Boris to resign? (Speculation) And who should replace him?

    Is this illness chronic laziness?
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    Metric / Imperial

    Sorry, yes, that'll teach me for trying to post quickly while working. I did mean we seem to be the same because we recognise we're stuck in this halfway house as you called it. I have a 3 year old grandson and I suspect feet and inches will be very much a mystery to him by the time he's old...
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    Companies you don't like to buy from, and why

    Yes, my football club is still in business and probably won';t be too badly affected by the current ongoing worldwide situation, but we exist just to survive in the Premier League, we're not in it to win things, like what sporting teams are intended to do, we're a glorified billboard for his...
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    Metric / Imperial

    I'm 48 in 3 weeks time and am much the same. As I always say in posts about this subject, I was taught at school in metric, but I also understand and perceive imperial units better. I can imagine 6ft, but not if someone were to say 1.8* metres I can imagine 3 miles, but not 4.8* kilometres I...
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    Harry Potter fans fuming after oncoming train blocks Hogwarts Express

    I saw the video of the Scotrail train passing and blocking the view of the train. Looking at this, why all the excitement etc? Its just a bloody steam train and looks nothing to do with the speccy wizard and his stories
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    Harry Potter fans fuming after oncoming train blocks Hogwarts Express

    It was bound to happen somewhere along the route. Unfortunate, but that's how it goes, you win some, you lose some.
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    Advertising on commercial television

    No, NFL formed 1920, TV first broadcast efficiently in 1925 US sports naturally lend themselves to advertising as they do have stoppages in play regularly (NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB), so advertising steadily crept into those stoppages
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    Your first experiences of computers

    Maplin seemed to me to take over that job when Tandy disappeared, I always went to them first before PC World, unless their price was way different to PC World. My own computer history: 81 or 82: received an Acorn Electron for my birthday (I see nobody else has mentioned one of those in this...
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    Is satellite TV soon to be a thing of the past?

    Our £99 for the year deal ran out last night, went through the cancellation process and have now got Sky Movies for £5.99 per month for a year. Also took got the deal for Sky Sports for £25 a month for a year. Entertainment pack deal runs out today, will be looking at what deal they give for us...
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    Advertising on commercial television

    It's still £250 and they ask you to upload the videos to their portal now, rather than send them in. Here's an hour of 1980's adverts, many memorable moments, I defy anyone who was around then not to sing along or quote some of the catchphrases. 80s UK adverts
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    Companies That You Expect to Disappear Soon

    There's one in Swanage. Perfect excuse to see Corfe Castle and take a ride on the Swanage Railway
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    Advertising on commercial television

    Hated them while I was over there, all they seemed to be were adverts for pharmeceuticals and because of the litigious nature of the USA, the disclaimers were often twice as long as the ads they advertising Nothing seems to grab you anymore, there's no gimmicks or comedy in them any more (I'm...
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    Companies That You Expect to Disappear Soon

    A fool and his money..... As the saying goes. Unless he's shacked up with someone else now, I dare bet that habit has been broken
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    Good and bad areas of Glasgow

    I used to go out with a lass from Airdrie, I thought I'd seen deprivation and run down areas in Newcastle and Sunderland but bloody hell, this was something really different. I still make the odd mistake when travelling to Glasgow and get on a train running on A to B and have to see it all...

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