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by vrdiver
February 19th, 2019, 2:43 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Thoroughly depressing
Replies: 66
Views: 1656

Re: Thoroughly depressing

Snorvey wrote:Stop. please stop.

and in a galaxy, far, far away, Snorvey uttered the word "stop" for the millionth time. What were the chances of that... ?
:lol:

VRD
by vrdiver
February 19th, 2019, 12:41 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: British! And still German
Replies: 7
Views: 212

Re: British! And still German

But slightly different for me a child made in Osnabrück , Bundesrepublik Deutschland but born in UK. British Dad but German mum. According to learned counsel: German Dad means I'm German, German Mum means I'm not German :? . I think there would be some squealing about this if it was a factor in Bri...
by vrdiver
February 19th, 2019, 12:35 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: The End of the world
Replies: 26
Views: 593

Re: The End of the world

At present they still need men to produce the sperm. We should go on strike or at least take the matter into our own hands so to speak. :lol: Going on sex strike has traditionally been the tactic to stop Armageddon, since at least the time of the ancient Greeks. I recommend Aristophanes's Lysistrat...
by vrdiver
February 19th, 2019, 12:28 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Thoroughly depressing
Replies: 66
Views: 1656

Re: Thoroughly depressing

Just as a practical point, if you have a dice that keeps rolling sixes, your best chance of winning the next bet is to bet on another six. Occam's razor would suggest that the dice is not fair, rather than you being in an exceptionally rare sequence of throws. Perhaps the professor was trying to mak...
by vrdiver
February 18th, 2019, 12:40 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: The End of the world
Replies: 26
Views: 593

Re: The End of the world

I vaguely remember a British TV programme from the seventies, maybe called 'Space Maidens' about a race of pretty females intent on invading earth. Unfortunately I was a little too young to appreciate the curvatious bits and I don't think it was ever repeated. Of course, it depends on what they wou...
by vrdiver
February 16th, 2019, 10:47 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Thoroughly depressing
Replies: 66
Views: 1656

Re: Thoroughly depressing

The Sun has a far bigger influence than anything else. The theory is that Carbon Dioxide and similar gases have the effect of absorbing the Sun's radiation and not radiating a balancing amount back into space when out of direct sunlight. They are only trace gases though, cloud cover, wind direction...
by vrdiver
February 16th, 2019, 10:41 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Thoroughly depressing
Replies: 66
Views: 1656

Re: Thoroughly depressing

The Earth is a great self regulating system TJH I agree with you: just watch what happens to any predator-prey relationship; when the predators get too good, they over-consume their prey and then the system crashes and they die off, allowing the prey to recover. Currently, we're the biggest "p...
by vrdiver
February 16th, 2019, 10:30 pm
Forum: Pensions - Practical Problems
Topic: How do I know if my work DC pension is on track?
Replies: 19
Views: 643

Re: How do I know if my work DC pension is on track?

once you have taken account of your employer's contribution, other than the 25% tax free draw down, I actually think it's better to take the money taxed at basic rate and put it in an ISA. Mel Absolutely agree. If you treat both ISAs and pension pots as "pension" then the ISA element can ...
by vrdiver
February 15th, 2019, 9:46 am
Forum: Laughing Lemons
Topic: Parrot
Replies: 15
Views: 463

Re: Parrot

kempiejon wrote:I thought it was a duck not a parrot.

Is that a grouse?
by vrdiver
February 13th, 2019, 11:12 am
Forum: Financial Software - Discussion
Topic: Screening sites
Replies: 7
Views: 370

Re: Screening sites

If you're used to the old DigitalLook screener, then https://uk.investing.com/stock-screener may be of interest.

VRD
by vrdiver
February 12th, 2019, 3:42 pm
Forum: Music, Theatre, TV and Film
Topic: Life of Brian - 1979 debate
Replies: 3
Views: 273

Life of Brian - 1979 debate

I just watched the debate hosted by Tim Rice, shortly after the film was first released in 1979, between Malcolm Muggeridge and Mervyn Stockwood (the then Bishop of Southwark) attacking the film, with John Cleese and Michael Palin defending it.. Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ni559bHXDg Pa...
by vrdiver
February 12th, 2019, 9:31 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Donald Tusk
Replies: 186
Views: 2468

Re: Donald Tusk

I wonder if Tusk frequents this board, and if so, did it perhaps inform his vision of that "special place", where those he was referring to would be forced to post and post, without hope of changing anyone else's point of view, or coming up with a viable solution that was acceptable to a m...
by vrdiver
February 11th, 2019, 9:26 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: The EU is stupid
Replies: 57
Views: 1000

Re: The EU is stupid

Here's a video showing Varadkar and Juncker saying just that.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6ljJhZZo5s No, Junker said they could trust him, not that there would not be a hard border, if there was a no deal. You must be watching a different video to the one I linked to Geoff - please watch ag...
by vrdiver
February 11th, 2019, 5:43 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: The EU is stupid
Replies: 57
Views: 1000

Re: The EU is stupid

I thought I heard that the EU have said to Ireland, that in the event of a No Deal Brexit, the EU would find some alternative solution to avoid Ireland having to have a hard border?! But yet they won't agree to that in the current agreement with May. Evidence, if any more were needed, that Brussels...
by vrdiver
February 11th, 2019, 2:49 pm
Forum: Pensions - Practical Problems
Topic: How do I know if my work DC pension is on track?
Replies: 19
Views: 643

Re: How do I know if my work DC pension is on track?

I would however point out that you are 17 years away from being able to access it. I would strongly urge that you think about some other form of additional savings, just in case. Even if it means reducing your pension contributions until you have a significant emergency fund. Seconded. On the plus ...
by vrdiver
February 11th, 2019, 1:55 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: The EU is stupid
Replies: 57
Views: 1000

Re: The EU is stupid

As a remain voter, I have come to the conclusion that the EU should agree to all the demands of the leavers. What demands did you have in mind? Can the Leavers even agree on what they want? The sticky issue of the backstop comes to mind. If the EU gets its way, we will have to stay in the CU until ...
by vrdiver
February 11th, 2019, 1:45 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: SLA share purchases
Replies: 60
Views: 1971

Re: SLA share purchases

https://www.londonstockexchange.com/exchange/news/market-news/market-news-detail/SLA/13873571.html "On 9 August 2018 the Company announced the commencement of the first tranche of £175m of the share buyback programme. This has now completed and resulted in the repurchase, and cancellation, of ...
by vrdiver
February 10th, 2019, 5:30 pm
Forum: Health & Wellbeing
Topic: Middle-aged spread and hypothyroidism
Replies: 30
Views: 864

Re: Middle-aged spread and hypothyroidism

Snorvey wrote: Weight loss always begins in the kitchen.


Or, in my experience: Weight loss always begins and ends in the kitchen.

Just been making sourdough bagels. Think I'm gonna need a bigger rowing machine ;)

VRD
by vrdiver
February 5th, 2019, 8:33 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: BREXIT
Replies: 820
Views: 16621

Re: BREXIT

Despite being a Remainer, I'm not a fan of a 2nd referendum, but rather that we deliver what was voted for. But people voted for a fantasy that cannot be delivered. Unilateral free trade is certainly not what was promised. Patrick Minford himself said that it would wipe out British manufacturing an...
by vrdiver
February 5th, 2019, 2:45 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: BREXIT
Replies: 820
Views: 16621

Re: BREXIT

I personally think a grown-up sensible debate is in order. Oh no it's not! Given the complete pantomime farce-come-comedy of errors-come-tragedy that BREXIT has turned out to be, personally I'd like to see a bit of leadership and support to get the job done, rather than the eleventh hour debating o...

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