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#41
Off the Record / Re: The Off Topic Topic
Last post by Sheilbh - February 04, 2023, 05:26:05 PM
Quote from: HVC on February 04, 2023, 05:18:07 PMFrench has their own pronunciation rule problems too :D
That's my point - Spanish, for example, is say what you see. The spelling and pronunciation are aligned, same with Italian.

French on the other hand :hmm: :lol: There's a reason they need the dictée.
#42
Off the Record / Re: Brexit and the waning days...
Last post by Sheilbh - February 04, 2023, 05:24:39 PM
Piece is, it seems, 80-90% "I was right" - with the rest "being mistakes were made" (comms - "I'm not the slickest communicator" :lol:, didn't understand the pension funds were in a dangerous position).

Of course you could argue that a more circumspect PM would have taken the time to look at market sentiment - especially in relation to the pension funds which were the real driver of the market reaction.

Lots of moaning about Treasury orthodoxy (fair), but also tough to say the left wing economic establishment was against you when you also cite the positive reactions of the CBI and Institute of Directors.
#43
Off the Record / Re: The Off Topic Topic
Last post by HVC - February 04, 2023, 05:18:07 PM
Quote from: Sheilbh on February 04, 2023, 05:02:24 PMI feel like that works with almost any other nationaliy/language but French :lol: :P

French has their own pronunciation rule problems too :D

 
#44
Off the Record / Re: Brexit and the waning days...
Last post by Admiral Yi - February 04, 2023, 05:14:39 PM
When in doubt, play culture wars card.
#45
Off the Record / Re: Elon Musk: Always A Douche
Last post by The Larch - February 04, 2023, 05:13:57 PM
Quote from: viper37 on February 04, 2023, 04:59:31 PM
Quote from: The Larch on February 04, 2023, 04:03:37 PM
Quote from: viper37 on February 04, 2023, 03:58:36 PMTwitter wants to charge businesses 1000$/month to keep their gold mark, +50$/month for all affiliated account.

I have no idea if businesses will stay there.

Big ones will, that's a drop in the ocean for them. For smaller ones it will remain to be seen.

FWIW, I always thought that that was an obvious avenue for more revenue for the company, to create some kind of "corporate account" system.
Yeah, I don't doubt Apple or Intel can pay that easily.

I just wonder about the smalller ones.

A sliding scale depending on company size/revenue would be the best solution. Having Apple and Mom & Pop shop down the corner pay the same is stupid.
#46
Off the Record / Re: Brexit and the waning days...
Last post by Sheilbh - February 04, 2023, 05:13:55 PM
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Quote from: The Larch on February 04, 2023, 05:12:49 PMDelusion level: Off the charts.
:blink: :lol:

Not sure she'd pass the Turing test with stuff like this 4,000 word essay on how she was right.
#47
Off the Record / Re: The Off Topic Topic
Last post by Admiral Yi - February 04, 2023, 05:13:48 PM
Quote from: Sheilbh on February 04, 2023, 05:02:24 PMI feel like that works with almost any other nationaliy/language but French :lol: :P

I don't think that's true, at least for the languages I'm familiar with.  Definitely not for Spanish and Korean.

It is ironic that the lingua franca has such bizarre spelling/pronounciation rules.  Or lack thereof.
#48
Off the Record / Re: Brexit and the waning days...
Last post by The Larch - February 04, 2023, 05:12:49 PM
Delusion level: Off the charts.

#49
Off the Record / Re: The Off Topic Topic
Last post by HVC - February 04, 2023, 05:09:51 PM
Quote from: viper37 on February 04, 2023, 04:56:49 PMAh, English, such a simple language!





:P
#50
Off the Record / Re: The Off Topic Topic
Last post by Sheilbh - February 04, 2023, 05:02:24 PM
I feel like that works with almost any other nationaliy/language but French :lol: :P