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Messages - The Legendary Shark

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Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 17 November, 2019, 08:38:58 pm »

Maybe it's because I've binged the whole thing in a couple of weeks after expecting to can it in season one but it just got better for me. That Negan dude is an awesome villain and it's clear the actor playing him is having enormous fun ("Little pigs, little pigs, let me in,). It has its faults - flashbacks at the start of episodes have had me thinking I'd skipped ahead, or back, from time to time and Rick's trapped animal expression got old quick - but I can forgive them because, overall, it's all just so damned freaky deaky!


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Off Topic / Re: yoincks! followed closely by bah!
« on: 17 November, 2019, 05:34:44 pm »

I used to work in public/private transport and it's a complex web. You never know whether a taxi or mini-bus is going your way, empty or under-filled, on a regular run, that you can take advantage of. If you can find more people going the same way (not necessarily to the same place), then you have the potential to devise your own private transport route. It's not guaranteed, of course, but there's a decent chance. It's worth asking around local taxi/coach firms - because you never know...


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Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 17 November, 2019, 05:04:58 pm »

Several months ago I bought a box set of the first seven seasons of The Walking Dead for silly cheap from a pawn shop. It's been sat there ever since, giggling at me, because I don't really enjoy zombie stories. I've been regretting buying it.

In a moment of weakness, however, I started watching the thing and have properly enjoyed it. Great characters and absorbing stories with quite a few outstanding episodes (such as the one with the two little blond girls, and the one with Darrel in the cell).

Now I have to get the rest of it. Bloody zombies.

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General / Re: Life Spugs because...
« on: 17 November, 2019, 06:10:28 am »

That's a tough place to be, Rogue, my sympathies. It gets better, though - every time I think of my mate Bill some lunatic adventure or witty exchange springs to mind and I remember him with a smile just about every time. Just about.


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Off Topic / Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
« on: 16 November, 2019, 04:30:55 pm »

You read my mind :D


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Off Topic / Re: yoincks! followed closely by bah!
« on: 16 November, 2019, 12:30:45 pm »

Can you do a deal with a local taxi driver or firm?


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Off Topic / Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
« on: 16 November, 2019, 12:17:57 pm »

Icing - I'm presently having enormous fun operating a three ton digger. Bliss!

At last...you have achieved class consciousness and are now tearing society down!  ;)

Heh. Resurfacing the car park, anyway!

There's just something about operating things like this that I find deeply satisfying. Man and machine in perfect... oops...


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Off Topic / Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
« on: 16 November, 2019, 10:18:18 am »

Icing - I'm presently having enormous fun operating a three ton digger. Bliss!


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Off Topic / Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
« on: 16 November, 2019, 10:16:26 am »

I'm with JBC Block. I got my shed, my dog, a little community (a white witch, an aromatherapist, a NHS trauma counsellor, a ceramicist, a nurse and her post-stroke husband, a trucker, a police officer, two old ladies (twins), and an assortment of children), all in a quiet country setting with trees, horses and squirrels. Life is Good!


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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 16 November, 2019, 06:26:38 am »

In another 27 years there'll be outrage over the suggestion that the Tories want to sell our internet but Labour plan to fund it with an extra £3bn per year saved when Earxit (the UK's bid to leave planet Earth) goes through.


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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 15 November, 2019, 09:34:28 pm »

Garlic bread!


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General / Re: Things that went over your head...
« on: 15 November, 2019, 09:16:35 pm »

Thank Grud it's not just me.

All I can think of is Kosh saying, "There is a hole in your mind."


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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 15 November, 2019, 09:12:31 pm »

I could sit and type a(nother) long and boring post about Austrian economics and its advantages over corporatism, but the truth is that it would do no good and just annoy people.

Austrian economic theory is the natural economy for an anarchist society and I don't think either one can properly exist without the other, so by giving an Austrian perspective I'd be asking people to accept a more anarchic society - which is a big ask.

For the record, however, in a more anarchic society there might be thousands of little ISPs, some of them run by private companies, some by local collectives, some by private and personal individuals, some by charities, some by institutions, some by ingenious means yet to be devised. There'd be no government interference and the ISPs would all be bound by common law, maybe with reputability indicators such as a shared, voluntary code of conduct and public liability insurance, which would evolve over time in line with the needs of users and providers.

But, all this requires society to have changed in other ways as well, some of them quite fundamental. So, in the end, I guess I'm just another peace, trust and love kinda guy. A prophet of boon. But I'm fully aware that there is no Utopia waiting for us just around the corner. Ain't gonna be one in the future, never was one in the past, and we sure ain't in one now. We'll always have problems, and opportunities, let's just hope we can take the best ideas from as many systems as we can and network the problem - then maybe tomorrow might not be quite as shit as today, and the day after a little bit better again.

So, in conclusion, government's there. It might be an illusion, but it's a powerful one and has a measurable effect. Let it provide broadband, then, but hold it to account for doing so. Don't let it abuse its power.


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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 15 November, 2019, 06:34:43 pm »

But surely the right to trade is an essential liberty?


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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 15 November, 2019, 05:39:07 pm »

Quote from: Dandontdare
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Nah s'okay - shouldn't have
 gone off on you - made the
 mistake of taking a break
 from a stressful day by
 catching up on the news and
 the sheer volume of lies and
 bullshit being thrown
 around under the guise of
 "I'm only saying..." left my
 blood boiling.

No probs, it's all cool.

I feel, though, that "free broadband" today opens the door for "internet driving licenses" tomorrow. That's a great way to control access - getting points on your license for visiting the wrong site or posting the wrong thing until you get banned from surfing.

I am cynical, aren't I? No wonder I piss folk off so much! :D


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