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by RececaDron
December 13th, 2018, 10:42 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Now what's going to happen.
Replies: 98
Views: 1947

Re: Now what's going to happen.

Whether or not she can see that is another matter. May's defining characteristic is a total lack of self awareness . Combined with her tenacity and a deep void of wisdom, it makes for a very dangerous combination. Recall, it is the same "person" who said this: There's a lot we need to do ...
by RececaDron
December 13th, 2018, 8:39 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Now what's going to happen.
Replies: 98
Views: 1947

Re: Now what's going to happen.

"Now what's going to happen?" That was the question posed. The answer, clearly, is that May will continue exactly as before; her course is fixed; no meaningful changes to her WA will be negotiated or presented; she'll simply bring it back to the Commons for another vote, presenting it as ...
by RececaDron
December 12th, 2018, 7:19 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Now what's going to happen.
Replies: 98
Views: 1947

Re: Now what's going to happen.

I reckon she’ll win, possibly with more support than many expect.



Since, apparently, every single commentator expects her to win by a significant margin, how exactly will this "more support than many expect" manifest?

Are you suggesting even the ERG crackpots will vote for her?
by RececaDron
December 12th, 2018, 5:29 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Now what's going to happen.
Replies: 98
Views: 1947

Re: Now what's going to happen.

Trouble is Brexit voters didn't get what they voted for in 2016 and 2 years on, they still haven't got what they voted for. Those people voted to end a 45 year period of ever-closer economic, regulatory, process and administrative integration, and replace it with ____________. When you replace a ma...
by RececaDron
December 8th, 2018, 1:56 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Partitioning off a kitchen
Replies: 7
Views: 357

Re: Partitioning off a kitchen

If space and ceiling height permitted - which they may well not - I would consider constructing an "island partition". This would have a height sufficient to accommodate tall kitchen units or built-in appliances such as fridge-freezer, or eye-level ovens, but would fall short of reaching t...
by RececaDron
December 6th, 2018, 1:34 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: No justification for 2nd. referendum
Replies: 122
Views: 1765

Re: No justification for 2nd. referendum

"Brexit" distills down to: Fantasy vs. Reality While reality often plays a long game there's always only ever one winner, and that's what we're seeing play out... I feel sympathy for those stuck at the bottom of the economic heap whose desperate lack of life options explains their falling ...
by RececaDron
December 4th, 2018, 2:14 pm
Forum: Investment Trusts and Unit Trusts
Topic: Smithson: new Fundsmith Investment Trust to launch
Replies: 174
Views: 15289

Re: Smithson: new Fundsmith Investment Trust to launch

Some of these names are a bit of a shock to me. Rightmove and Dominos? Really? Rightmove [1 mention] and Domino's [3 mentions: 1 the US inc, the other 2 ambiguous] were specifically referred to in the IPO Presentation that I linked to above, a document which was available to potential investors pri...
by RececaDron
December 4th, 2018, 9:17 am
Forum: Investment Trusts and Unit Trusts
Topic: Smithson: new Fundsmith Investment Trust to launch
Replies: 174
Views: 15289

Re: Smithson: new Fundsmith Investment Trust to launch

PS I don't even own it, and yet I'm more familiar with it than the people who subscribed to its IPO.

Whatever happened to DYOR?
by RececaDron
December 4th, 2018, 9:13 am
Forum: Investment Trusts and Unit Trusts
Topic: Smithson: new Fundsmith Investment Trust to launch
Replies: 174
Views: 15289

Re: Smithson: new Fundsmith Investment Trust to launch

it was advertised as a small cap version of Fundsmith, so I guess I was assuming there would be a higher proportion of consumer defensive exposure and definitely not a 40% exposure to technology. I invested on the basis of buying quality companies, not overpaying and do nothing and hoping to get ex...
by RececaDron
December 1st, 2018, 12:51 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Brexit Agreement
Replies: 57
Views: 1258

Re: Brexit Agreement

"UK migration: Fewer EU arrivals but overall figure stays the same": https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-46384417 You cannot hold back the tide. ie. leaving the EU won't reduce immigration, merely change the nations and cultures from where our immigrants hail; drastically lowering arrivals from...
by RececaDron
December 1st, 2018, 12:09 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Galileo and Brexit
Replies: 178
Views: 7130

Re: Galileo and Brexit

I've observed over the years the tendency for many people to complain about the tax & spend MO of left wing political parties, with people commenting upon, often with justification, these parties' willingness to "spend other people's money" in pursuit of their own ideology: =>Left wing...
by RececaDron
December 1st, 2018, 9:08 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Galileo and Brexit
Replies: 178
Views: 7130

Re: Galileo and Brexit

Since many Leave voters are supposedly pleased to be poorer in return for the loss of sovereignty arising from the UK exiting the EU (in sharp contrast to Remain voters who are very unhappy about becoming poorer and losing sovereignty), then the obvious solution is to charge the consequent costs to ...
by RececaDron
November 27th, 2018, 3:09 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Does the EU want a hard brexit?
Replies: 37
Views: 887

Re: Does the EU want a hard brexit?

[Finally that the EU is not an all evil new EUSSR empire, bullying poor little Britain. It’s a global superpower using its power to further the aims and reach of its constituent members. We are leaving that block and thus will move from rule maker to rule taker, unless we choose to cease all trade ...
by RececaDron
November 27th, 2018, 12:13 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: How best to manage strong passwords?
Replies: 71
Views: 2198

Re: How best to manage strong passwords?

More seriously the ramifications of quantum computing negating current cryptography and rendering brute force attacks trivial does make me suspicious about what the various intelligence agencies around the world are up to. You can bet they are all over the research. I wonder how much behind the sce...
by RececaDron
November 27th, 2018, 12:06 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: How best to manage strong passwords?
Replies: 71
Views: 2198

Re: How best to manage strong passwords?

I just put a Keepass generated password into the above url and got the following analysis (20 char password) Time Required to Exhaustively Search this Password's Space: Massive Cracking Array Scenario: (Assuming one hundred trillion guesses per second) 2.28 trillion centuries Vulnerable! Additional...
by RececaDron
November 27th, 2018, 11:19 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Does the EU want a hard brexit?
Replies: 37
Views: 887

Re: Does the EU want a hard brexit?

Nationalists hate the EU because the EU's fundamental democratic structures mean that an individual nation state - the UK for instance - cannot always get its own way. It can only get its own way when that way coincides and aligns with the interest of other nations, allowing consensus to be reached....
by RececaDron
November 27th, 2018, 10:02 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Cabinet agrees Brexit agreement
Replies: 464
Views: 7949

Re: Cabinet agrees Brexit agreement

Island nation with a distaste for immigration runs out of tax payers. Anyone who's been to Japan recently will note that in contrast to the past there are increasing numbers of foreign workers everywhere. Legislation will eventually catch up with - and ease further - the reality on the ground. Not-...
by RececaDron
November 26th, 2018, 7:21 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Brexit Agreement
Replies: 57
Views: 1258

Re: Brexit Agreement

We held all the cards, so what could go wrong? Ah, the cards! Simple explanation of what went wrong: as Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, David David Davis was responsible for the cards' safekeeping, but being a bit low in the competence stakes, he unfortunately mislaid them... Dis...
by RececaDron
November 22nd, 2018, 5:33 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Cabinet agrees Brexit agreement
Replies: 464
Views: 7949

Re: Cabinet agrees Brexit agreement

Ruth sounds unhappy. No idea why - she voted for the UK to leave the EU and that's what's happening (80%). There was no further detail specified in the Referendum question, so churlish to complain when she's having her advisory request granted. Brexit means Brexit, Ruth. The stuff at the end about i...
by RececaDron
November 22nd, 2018, 1:13 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: What if UK Parliament votes down agreement.
Replies: 22
Views: 455

Re: What if UK Parliament votes down agreement.

Of course they'll lose interest. Not all at once, obviously, and not totally, because it'll remain as a huge administrative task to be resolved as the UK and EU spend literally years and years and years negotiating their future relationship, and this will periodically cross over (spill over) into a ...

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