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What's messing with your groove?

#29421 User is offline   Gorefest 

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Posted 15 February 2023 - 05:56 PM

I hope so, otherwise there will be a new bachelor in Barnsley. Perhaps his licence plate was 1JKM N0P?
Yesterday, upon the stair, I saw a man who wasn't there. He wasn't there again today. Oh, how I wish he'd go away.
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#29422 User is offline   worry 

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Posted 15 February 2023 - 08:44 PM

New Bachelor in Barnsley is my favorite The Smiths b-side.
They came with white hands and left with red hands.
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#29423 User is offline   Abyss 

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Posted 16 February 2023 - 05:18 AM

View Postworry, on 15 February 2023 - 08:44 PM, said:

New Bachelor in Barnsley is my favorite The Smiths b-side.


It's better in the original Klingon.
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#29424 User is offline   Maark Abbott 

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Posted 16 February 2023 - 06:22 AM

View PostQuickTidal, on 15 February 2023 - 05:19 PM, said:

View PostMaark Abbott, on 15 February 2023 - 07:08 AM, said:

so this might be the end of the line for Noel.


Wait, is your car called Noel?!



Noel as in Christmas. But yes, because she is azure. It is an extremely niche joke.
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#29425 User is offline   Mezla PigDog 

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Posted 16 February 2023 - 06:57 AM

Having a shit time at work. I work in an environment where we have to work with our competitors a little bit. I appealed to everyone's better nature to hold off on fighting each other for a load of cash and collectively bargain with the powers that be for a better solution. I failed miserably and now I have to get down into the dirt with them all. God damned capitalism. At least I tried I suppose.
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#29426 User is offline   worry 

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Posted 16 February 2023 - 07:58 AM

View PostAbyss, on 16 February 2023 - 05:18 AM, said:

View Postworry, on 15 February 2023 - 08:44 PM, said:

New Bachelor in Barnsley is my favorite The Smiths b-side.


It's better in the original Klingon.


That's no way to talk about Maark's dialect.
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#29427 User is offline   Maark Abbott 

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Posted 16 February 2023 - 08:18 AM

Centrica, who own British Gas, reporting profits that have tripled.

If cost of wholesale had risen to the point that they needed to up prices, their profits would not have tripled.

No party attempting to oppose the rampant corporatism that is squeezing everyone constantly all the time. No hope. Only despair.
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#29428 User is offline   worry 

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Posted 16 February 2023 - 08:20 AM

View PostMezla PigDog, on 16 February 2023 - 06:57 AM, said:

Having a shit time at work. I work in an environment where we have to work with our competitors a little bit. I appealed to everyone's better nature to hold off on fighting each other for a load of cash and collectively bargain with the powers that be for a better solution. I failed miserably and now I have to get down into the dirt with them all. God damned capitalism. At least I tried I suppose.


That sucks man. Have they developed a Prisoner's Dilemma model for when all the information is out in the open but like half the prisoners are dumbasses?
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#29429 User is offline   Gorefest 

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Posted 16 February 2023 - 08:31 AM

I think they call that Congress (or tje House of Commons in the UK).
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#29430 User is offline   Tsundoku 

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Posted 16 February 2023 - 11:22 AM

View PostMaark Abbott, on 16 February 2023 - 08:18 AM, said:

Centrica, who own British Gas, reporting profits that have tripled.

If cost of wholesale had risen to the point that they needed to up prices, their profits would not have tripled.

No party attempting to oppose the rampant corporatism that is squeezing everyone constantly all the time. No hope. Only despair.


Profits need to be regulated such that they may be healthy, but never obscene. Bring in a super profit tax as well.
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#29431 User is offline   Gorefest 

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Posted 16 February 2023 - 12:28 PM

View PostTsundoku, on 16 February 2023 - 11:22 AM, said:

Profits need to be regulated such that they may be healthy, but never obscene. Bring in a super profit tax as well.


Never gonna happen as long as there are conversative governments. They only care about profits. Most of them probably have shares or consultancy roles at these companies.
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#29432 User is offline   Maark Abbott 

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Posted 16 February 2023 - 12:49 PM

View PostTsundoku, on 16 February 2023 - 11:22 AM, said:

View PostMaark Abbott, on 16 February 2023 - 08:18 AM, said:

Centrica, who own British Gas, reporting profits that have tripled.

If cost of wholesale had risen to the point that they needed to up prices, their profits would not have tripled.

No party attempting to oppose the rampant corporatism that is squeezing everyone constantly all the time. No hope. Only despair.


Profits need to be regulated such that they may be healthy, but never obscene. Bring in a super profit tax as well.


I'm just amazed that the country is taking it like it is. The French would have gone ballistic years ago.

View PostGorefest, on 16 February 2023 - 12:28 PM, said:

View PostTsundoku, on 16 February 2023 - 11:22 AM, said:

Profits need to be regulated such that they may be healthy, but never obscene. Bring in a super profit tax as well.


Never gonna happen as long as there are conversative governments. They only care about profits. Most of them probably have shares or consultancy roles at these companies.


They'd care if we fucking ate them.
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Posted 16 February 2023 - 01:26 PM

View PostMezla PigDog, on 16 February 2023 - 06:57 AM, said:

Having a shit time at work. I work in an environment where we have to work with our competitors a little bit. I appealed to everyone's better nature to hold off on fighting each other for a load of cash and collectively bargain with the powers that be for a better solution. I failed miserably and now I have to get down into the dirt with them all. God damned capitalism. At least I tried I suppose.

If this were the old days, I'd suggest going drinking with them individually or in small groups and seeing if that breaks through the short term mentality.

It's rough to have to get gully, but I believe in your ability to do so.

This post has been edited by amphibian: 16 February 2023 - 01:27 PM

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#29434 User is offline   Maark Abbott 

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Posted 16 February 2023 - 03:00 PM

To update on car: she's fixable. No frame damage, just the suspension arm. Whew.
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Posted 16 February 2023 - 03:09 PM

View PostMaark Abbott, on 16 February 2023 - 03:00 PM, said:

To update on car: she's fixable. No frame damage, just the suspension arm. Whew.


NOEL! Way to pull through!
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#29436 User is offline   Maark Abbott 

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Posted 16 February 2023 - 03:50 PM

View PostQuickTidal, on 16 February 2023 - 03:09 PM, said:

View PostMaark Abbott, on 16 February 2023 - 03:00 PM, said:

To update on car: she's fixable. No frame damage, just the suspension arm. Whew.


NOEL! Way to pull through!


For once she wasn't blue garbage!

Niche jokes. I got em
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Posted 16 February 2023 - 04:05 PM

Attagirl Noel
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#29438 User is offline   Mezla PigDog 

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Posted 16 February 2023 - 06:21 PM

View Postamphibian, on 16 February 2023 - 01:26 PM, said:

View PostMezla PigDog, on 16 February 2023 - 06:57 AM, said:

Having a shit time at work. I work in an environment where we have to work with our competitors a little bit. I appealed to everyone's better nature to hold off on fighting each other for a load of cash and collectively bargain with the powers that be for a better solution. I failed miserably and now I have to get down into the dirt with them all. God damned capitalism. At least I tried I suppose.

If this were the old days, I'd suggest going drinking with them individually or in small groups and seeing if that breaks through the short term mentality.

It's rough to have to get gully, but I believe in your ability to do so.


The money people in my organisation are now making it clear they want me down in the dirt fast. Which is shit but I saw it coming so am not fighting it. The train has left the station. I have a new colleague, he hasn't read the terrain and has made a strategic error in taking someone on quite senior to both of us. You know those days when you watch the emails come in and wince?
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Posted 16 February 2023 - 08:37 PM

The email wincing thing is fortunately not a daily occurrence here, but I do have a co-worker who seemingly can't *not* be rude to people which makes that phenomenon happen much more often than it should.

It's such a delight when getting gully works out well though. I went that way once so far and it got us a hypothetical budget drop of $60 million for a proposal we have in the works.
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Posted 17 February 2023 - 03:10 PM

Bruce Willis diagnosed with FTD (Frontotemperal dementia) that has progressed since his Aphasia diagnosis in 2022...

As someone whose wife worked with many people who suffered from this, it's brutal and cruel to the individual and the family and friends around them....and for all intents and purposes the Bruce we all publicly knew is already gone...even if his body is not gone yet.

Super sad.

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