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Water Cooler / Re: Garmin road mapping Queensferry Crossing
« on: November 21, 2017, 06:08:30 AM »
> Google got their sh## together with mapping

Google still thinks I live at the guesthouse down the road, and keeps asking me to review my own kitchen. It also thinks I have the local football club in my garden.

Chips and ketchup, job done.

Water Cooler / Re: This map of every pub in the UK is somewhat reassuring
« on: December 02, 2016, 06:01:22 AM »
> "Gastro pubs"

When I'm back in the UK, the pub I go in most has taken the opposite route. A large range of good beers at reasonable prices, no food. It does very well. The rest of the area is more of a pub wasteland every time I go back though.

Economics & Investing / Re: Brexit
« on: July 14, 2016, 02:55:56 PM »
> fervent Brexit campaigner

...although by all accounts not such a fervent believer in it.

"You made the mess, you clear it up..." springs to mind.

It seems I'm a blank slate, which is pleasing.

Economics & Investing / Re: Brexit
« on: June 24, 2016, 06:42:05 PM »
> exit-light

That would be the sensible option. But with the fervour that's been stoked up, I'm not sure how politically possible it would be.

Economics & Investing / Re: Brexit
« on: June 24, 2016, 12:28:25 PM »
> old timers

Quote in the Guardian newspaper:

"A generation given everything: free education, golden pensions, social mobility, have voted to strip my generation’s future.”

Economics & Investing / Re: Brexit
« on: June 24, 2016, 09:15:25 AM »
I never, ever, thought I'd say it but I'm hoping for May too.

@ JasonD - you've opined in this direction before, but how long do you think London and the SE will be willing to continue subsidising the rest of the country, if Scotland goes, and they're left surrounded by Brexit-voting provinces?

Economics & Investing / Re: Brexit
« on: June 15, 2016, 11:09:10 AM »
> uncertainty

A friend of mine here in Austria works for a large agricultural machinery manufacturer. They've just dumped their main UK parts supplier, preferring to deal with an Irish company who can be counted on to remain in the EU (so long as it lasts, that is). I suspect there's a lot of that going on.

Water Cooler / Re: Aldi (US) Now Accepts Credit Cards
« on: March 04, 2016, 04:44:40 PM »

I'm not a huge fan of the Aldi here in Austria, but Lidl (same idea) is a different matter. I'm there weekly. Decent Weissbier for hardly any money :)

Web Development / Re: Best Skills resource Sites
« on: February 03, 2016, 02:03:15 PM »

A similar, but slightly better, variant is

They have a higher proportion of proper brands ordering content, and stricter editorial standards, but it's still a cheap and (sometimes) cheerful lottery.

Water Cooler / Re: Don't look at a website after you've sold it
« on: October 31, 2015, 11:35:31 AM »
> neglect

The only site I ever sold, the buyer asked if he could keep it parked on my server for a bit while he sorted out his own hosting. Fine, I removed all my own ads and contacts etc, and left it there. Two years of complete inactivity later, the domain expired. It still baffles me.

Water Cooler / Re: EUROPE MIGRANT ISSUE > you say what?
« on: September 04, 2015, 01:41:33 PM »
> Here you go


Water Cooler / Re: Are we all HAPPY about the elections in the UK?
« on: May 09, 2015, 05:59:28 PM »
> What say ye about staying with the Euro?

We'd better not leave. It'd make life very 'interesting' for me, being a UK citizen now living in a different EU country.

Water Cooler / Re: German Language compared to other
« on: November 21, 2014, 07:33:21 PM »

and also:

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