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UK general election confirmed for 12/12/2019. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-50229318
Oct 29 2019 09:06 PM
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    Indeed, Labour haven't a hope in hell of winning. The party has been taken over by hard-left extremists.
    Oct 30 2019 09:58 AM
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    Britain doesn't want socialism or communism. This country wants a nasty, hard-right party.
    Oct 30 2019 09:59 AM
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    Erowind
    If Corbyn is a hard left extremist it boggles the mind to think what anyone farther left than a social democrat must be. It also boggles the mind to think that liberal media is really that scared of a social democrat.

    Also labour was originally farther left, the liberals are historically the intruders in the party.

    Agree with you about that last part though. With that said it remains to be seen how accurate the polls are.
    Oct 30 2019 11:03 AM
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I am 40. I maintain a reasonably good diet, exercise and lifestyle, and have grandparents who lived into their 90s. What are my chances of reaching longevity escape velocity (LEV)?
Oct 28 2019 03:53 PM
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    And if Sinclair is wrong, perhaps the recent work on dialing-back the clock through regenerating the thymus gland will pan out. And if that doesn't work, there is 3D-printing of complex organs, which should slow many of the signs of aging from large parts of your body.
    Oct 28 2019 07:24 PM
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    And if *that* doesn't pan out, probably within a few years there will be combinations of drugs like senolytics, rapamycin, metformin, and others yet-to-be-named, that will slow many signs of aging. And if that's not good enough, maybe Aubrey de Grey's work will pan out. And if that doesn't work, you might be able to scan your brain and at least make a digital clone of large parts of your mind -- maybe not everything, but a lot.
    Oct 28 2019 07:27 PM
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    And if you don't want to do that, maybe it will be possible to slow your metabolic processes way, way down, and go into cryo-sleep until a "cure" for aging is found. This would not be cryonics, as you wouldn't be frozen -- just cooled way, way down. The final opinion is cryonics, but that is probably a dead end.
    Oct 28 2019 07:28 PM
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wjfox

I'm at home all day tomorrow -- plenty of time to work on FT. For my next prediction I'm going to try forecasting when 100% renewables will be achieved globally. This might happen sooner than most people think.
Oct 27 2019 10:05 PM
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    For me it depends on whether the global supply chain starts breaking down. If it does I think that will accelerate the push for renewables in the short to mid term as countries rush to make themselves resilient to market shock.
    Oct 28 2019 02:39 AM
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Just confirmed. Johnson will table a motion for GE. December 12th. BUT needs 2/3 of MPs to approve.
Oct 24 2019 04:06 PM
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    If there's one lesson from this protracted drama, it's that the U.K. needs to reform and simplify how its government works. I doubt they will, though.
    Oct 24 2019 06:58 PM
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    /\ This. The governance structure there and in my own country is deeply flawed.
    Oct 24 2019 08:58 PM
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    Labour looks set to reject the motion. France may veto an extension request without a good reason, i.e. general election. And the Benn Act won't prevent it. So it's insane how close we are to a no-deal Brexit. What the fuck happens now?
    Oct 24 2019 10:30 PM
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"A few words on why Gaetz stunt to storm the SCIF to disrupt Laura Cooper's deposition is a VERY serious national security problem." https://twitter.com/MiekeEoyang/status/1187032800572125191
Oct 24 2019 11:52 AM
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    Clap.
    Oct 23 2019 10:41 AM
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This is how truly f***ing useless the Labour Party is right now – our so-called "opposition" against the Conservatives: https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/17985039.labour-mp-jim-fitzpatrick-vote-boris-johnsons-brexit-deal-despite-not-reading-bill/
Oct 22 2019 11:42 AM
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    I saw a thing where apparently labour MPs from leave seats plan to vote for the deal, but vote against the govts plan to ram it through in 3 days, which will cause BJ to call an election instead.
    Oct 22 2019 04:34 PM
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    (since he will need to request an extension, and if he does that he needs to scream about how parliament thwarted him)
    Oct 22 2019 04:35 PM
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    Still dumb tho! Jim has literally one job at this point: understanding brexit.
    Oct 22 2019 04:38 PM
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    He's trying to wink with both eyes.
    Oct 19 2019 10:32 PM
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    oh damn! I keep getting more and more depressed by the intelligence of the UK public!

    (Or what conservative politicians think is the intelligence of the UK public, I keep hoping the next elections will have them lose by a landslide, proving that the UK people are smarter than these dickheads give them credit for, but we voted for brexit so...)
    Oct 23 2019 04:46 PM
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It's over. Johnson's deal will pass through Parliament on Saturday, facilitated by the weakest opposition leader in human history, and Britain will leave the EU on 31st October.
Oct 18 2019 09:47 AM
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    50 Labour MPs are now rumoured to be supporting the deal, and won't have the whip removed if they vote alongside the PM. A number of the 20 Tory rebels are also supporting the deal. Corbyn it seems won't back the 2nd referendum.
    Oct 18 2019 09:51 AM
  • I wish you the best in the UK the country will get worse over night at least it isn't no deal. In frustration remember that in a couple of years that drop in living standards will likely grow back as living standards and gdp per capita have a natural tendency to go up.
    Oct 18 2019 10:03 AM
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    https://twitter.com/kateferguson4/status/1185200108842946560
    Oct 18 2019 02:59 PM
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MPs have won a parliamentary vote that paves the way for a Commons vote to amend Boris Johnson’s Brexit plan and secure a second referendum on Saturday. https://twitter.com/JamesMelville/status/1184839696335151105
Oct 17 2019 08:43 PM
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    Erowind
    I'll believe it when I see it, but good luck :)
    Oct 17 2019 10:15 PM
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Video: New IRA says border infrastructure would be "legitimate target for attack". https://twitter.com/Channel4News/status/1184529443471142913
Oct 16 2019 07:24 PM
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New desktop PC arrived yesterday afternoon and I'm busy setting it up today. Looking forward to RTX 2080 graphics :-D
Oct 13 2019 08:46 AM
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    Nice, I'll ride my 980 ti till it can't play games I want to play anymore but all the power to you. I've been hearing a lot about ray tracing but haven't taken the time to look into it yet.
    Oct 13 2019 10:25 AM
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    I miss CRTs. I've yet to find a modern display where motion blur in games doesn't make me sick. It's weird too because I don't get sick in vr.
    Oct 13 2019 10:27 AM
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    Why not the 2080 ti? Might as well have the best of the best. I recently upgraded to a 1070 ti from a 970 and from 1080p to 4k. It's been nice.
    Oct 13 2019 04:14 PM