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They've had two years to prepare for worst case scenario. If you prepare for the worst you'll do well in anything better.

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They've had two years to prepare for worst case scenario. If you prepare for the worst you'll do well in anything better.

The "worst case scenario" on Brexit is cataclysmic for any businesses who do any amount of trade internationally.

The best way to prepare for said scenario for many companies is just to close their UK operations and move abroad. For small companies that may not be an option.

Here is the "worst case scenario":

Tariffs, disruption of import/export, major recession locally, financial crisis, frozen credit markets, massive devaluation of GBP.

Tell me, how should a small business prepare for that?

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I am pretty sure factories always had a shutdown period. Bringing it forward is not news...

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Bringing it forward because disruption of trade is likely to prevent you from making cars anyway is definitely news.

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It's worth noting, 1 in three is not as terrible odds as it might seem at first blush--thats only slightly worse odds than 538 gave Trump of winning. Dems need to get lucky (or turnout strong, which is what they should be focusing on) to take the senate, but that it's a material possibility at all is a miracle in its own right in this field.

Also people often underplay it, but putting the breaks on the presidency by taking the house is not a small victory. Impeachment will still be a negotiation, but having dem control of comittees again on at least one side will open a lot of doors.

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You've got to remember as well that election fraud (with Georgia being the most visible example but almost certainly not the only example) is likely to be a major factor in this election.

They won't need 50% but probably like 45%. Don't be obtuse. You still need engineers for them, all the various driver and driver support personnel, you need hotel rooms and transport for every extra person, you need more space for the car and all the parts, etc.

You don't need to take my word for it. The smaller teams have brought all of this up before.

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They won't need 50% but probably like 45%.

No, not 45%. No chance.

5-10 maybe.

Bear in mind that many of the teams employ 600+ people. The great majority of their costs are as a result of engineering development.

Westworld

In 2022.

It's because it'll take everyone four years to figure out what the hell happened in season 2.

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I'm pretty sure I need to rewatch that season with a whiteboard handy.

133 points · 15 hours ago

Great. Confidential informants will get killed and we'll detail our investigation techniques possibly ruining hundreds of sensitive and classified investigations.

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Confidential informants have been killed already.

Original Poster0 points · 1 day ago

There have been three major Tsunamis affecting Shetland and Orkney in the past 8000 years, the most recent being as recently as 500 AD. This is interesting for all sorts of reasons.Firstly it seems likely there'll be another one at some point in the not too distant future, maybe 1 or 2000 years if not less.

Secondly, it raises interesting questions about the history of the islands. The Northern Isles are famously some of the least 'Scottish' places in Scotland because their identity is so independent from the Gaelic Highlands and Islands let alone the central belt. There are virtually zero Gaelic placenames in Orkney and Shetland and a dialect close to Icelandic was spoken in Shetland until only 200 years ago.

Nobody knows who the inhabitants of these islands were prior to their conquest by the Vikings. They may have been Picts, or they may have been non-Celtic peoples, or at least Celtic peoples with significant cultural differences to the main Pictish kingdom to the south. Genetically, Orcadians and Shetlanders fit into the broad category of 'Britons' but there's little way of distinguishing Celts and non-Celts through genetics, because evidence shows Celtic culture arrived here without the help of a major migration from the European mainland. But Orkney and Shetland do have a lot of Nordic admixture. I wonder if the tsunami in 500 AD (just the time that major migrations were happening throughout Europe) is part of the reason why the islands are so culturally distinct from the rest of Scotland? It clearly didn't wipe out all of their inhabitants, but enough of them that when the Vikings arrived they were able to make a major dent in the gene pool, something most invaders of the British isles didn't manage.

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Secondly, it raises interesting questions about the history of the islands. The Northern Isles are famously some of the least 'Scottish' places in Scotland because their identity is so independent from the Gaelic Highlands and Islands let alone the central belt. There are virtually zero Gaelic placenames in Orkney and Shetland and a I wonder if the tsunami in 500 AD (just the time that major migrations were happening throughout Europe) is part of the reason why the islands are so culturally distinct from the rest of Scotland? It clearly didn't wipe out all of their inhabitants, but enough of them that when the Vikings arrived they were able to make a major dent in the gene pool, something most invaders of the British isles didn't manage.

500AD would have been a couple of hundred years at least before the Vikings arrived on Shetland.

As for the place names, most of those date from when Shetland was part of Norway.

Original Poster3 points · 13 hours ago

Exactly. My point is, perhaps population levels hadn't recovered much by the time the Vikings arrived. Generally when invaders arrive in a new place they retain existing placenames - this happened to some extent in Orkney and Shetland (difficult to tell as a lot of them may have been Nordicised) but not as much as one might expect.

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Surely over the course of 200-300 years the population would have recovered substantially?

Whatever you do, definitely don't push a shopping cart in front of you when near a Tesla car on autopilot.

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Wasn't that the Uber car? Point stands I guess.

I've been travelling between Oban and Glasgow a lot lately and this road is almost always a shitshow. Nearly got forced wide into the barrier when a truck coming the other way crossed over the centre line round a corner as well.

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When charged at home (the vast majority of charging), an EV is the equivalent of an electric dryer an electric dryer or two, drawing about 7kW 3kW to 5kW, vs. 7 kW for a current-generation Level 2 EV charger.

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Most dryers are nearer 2KW, and they only generally run for a couple of hours.

The average clothes dryer electric plug is a 30 amp 240v outlet than can supply ~7 kW. 2kW is pretty low and only a little high for the average 120v wall outlet has been able to provide in the US for nearly a century - I'd expect a 120v to be more safe at 1.5kW but if you use a 20a breaker 2kW is easy.

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Not here in the UK. Mine's on a 13A fuse at 240v

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There's a theory it's intentional to sink his stock prices, so he can buy the majority share in his company, to then release something big.

It's a long shot, but it's a theory.

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There's a theory it's intentional to sink his stock prices, so he can buy the majority share in his company, to then release something big.

That's the dumbest fucking thing I've ever heard.

Most of his wealth is in Tesla stock. He also has significant debts, with some of his Tesla stock as collateral.

Explain to me how driving Tesla to the brink of bankruptcy allows him to raise billions for a buyout?

Who said anything about a buyout?

And do you know what having a majority share means?

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Elon right now owns about 20% of the stock.

Explain how him crashing the share price and destroying his own wealth (as the overwhelming majority of his wealth is from Tesla stock) would enable Elon to buy up another 30% or so.

It's not even fanciful, it's just plain bullshit.

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19 points · 23 hours ago

As long as it falls in favour of modernists and reformers.

If that happens, then I'm all for cracking out the good stuff.

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Yes, and when that happens, I shall hop aboard Perkins, my talking unicorn, and depart to live among the elves.

Perez punted Ocon into the wall at Spa last year, so it wouldn't be entirely unprecedented if it was intentional.

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No, I meant things such as seeking help from authority, or counseling from a therapist, or examination by medical staffs.

Since when does asking about evidence considered a dummy move in America?

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In terms of documentary evidence, she's apparently provided notes from 2012 discussions with her therapist regarding the incident, however it's worth noting that the person who assaulted her isn't apparently referred to by name in said notes.

It certainly wouldn't be enough to try the case criminally, but it does warrant further investigation.

Ya, I never understood that perspective either. Even though a game is graphically intensive on Xbox or PS, that doesn’t mean they need to run it with the same graphics settings on the Switch. On the PC, you can’t usually take a next-gen game and run it at low graphics settings and it will look like a game from 2 generations ago, but it will at least allow you to run it on an older PC with a good frame rate. If be happy with that same experience with an “on the go” Switch.

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I don't think you remember how much worse games looked 2 generations ago. Low settings usually isn't that massive a difference outside of lighting tweaks, AA and textures.

I know far cry 5 can bring it down to graphics comparable to the ps1 one gaming news site has a whole group of videos called potato mode doing this

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I know far cry 5 can bring it down to graphics comparable to the ps1 one gaming news site has a whole group of videos called potato mode doing this

Those videos are done modding config files rather than just using low settings.

The NHS model is unsustainable in the long term, it doesn't really matter how much money you pump into it. Britain should look at alternative socialised healthcare models which are much more cost-effective and produce better results.

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The NHS model is unsustainable in the long term, it doesn't really matter how much money you pump into it. Britain should look at alternative socialised healthcare models which are much more cost-effective and produce better results.

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People have been saying this for decades. The thing is, China's economy is growing at such a rapid pace, it can quite easily sustain growing debt levels.

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Oh sweet summer child.

China's debt is growing as a percentage of GDP at an astounding rate. That is not sustainable regardless.

I’m curious what was up with the Alfa bank server that communicated almost exclusively with trump tower and spectrum health.

This ties together Betsy Devi’s, Erik prince, Russia, trump and probably Cambridge Analytica

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Looked like database replication. Probably using it to target who to remove from voter rolls.

Original Poster4 points · 4 days ago

Probably. I for one would hate to loose 1-2 hours to drive to a dealer or shop to have it fixed and rather have it fixed OTA. But I understand for others this inconvenience may be tolerable

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There's also the fact that no such system is truly secure against hackers and someone with the right motivation could use it to play havoc with the brakes on your car. Certainly not the most likely of concerns but it is possible.

9 points · 4 days ago

Looks like a great alternative to Kona EV. With more choice even small production numbers will add up and should reduce wait times for delivery.

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It's got some neat features too, my folks are looking for something like this at the minute so I may point them towards this thing if the pricing's halfway sensible...

“My house has dropped in value by 35%. I’d best sell up now, with negative equity, still owe on my mortgage, be unable to buy anywhere else and only be able to pay minimal rent in a shittier area” - nobody, ever

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People who've lost their jobs because of Brexit won't really have a choice.

I hate to say it, but, yes. My company hasn't taken on new hires as we 'prepare' for our customers having no money (so we're cutting unnecessary expenditure like R&D, staffing, marketing down to the bone) - we simply don't know how bad it can be so hope to coast through the months, and personally I'm hoarding my cash to 'buy cheap'. I have young family, it would be wrong to do anything else. Normally I'm rather social - I don't mind paying a lot of tax because I agree with the moral benefits, but this has been brought on by society, so at this point I feel it's everyone for themselves and we've got to do right for our closest.

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We're just shifting more operations to Ireland. It just makes sense.

I got held up at customs once and was interrogated and had to pull up my coinbase account and prove to him i made money as a trader (Not Canada/US). So you never know what will happen.

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What caused you to get pulled up?

I guess Trump didn't pardon him fast enough. Slacker.

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If Manafort pleads guilty without cooperating it reduces the press exposure of the evidence that would come up at trial, and Trump can pardon him or cut his sentence to time served. There is a strong possibility that this is not a positive development.

Manafort told his lawyers to find out how many years the prosecutors would ask for if he plead guilty on all counts. They tossed out a number and Manafort said okay, I'm guilty.

Dude thinks he's getting a pardon. He doesn't care how many years he gets. Too bad for him that Trump's just gonna string him along because Trump can't risk a post-pardon Manafort in front of any grand juries.

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Too bad for him that Trump's just gonna string him along because Trump can't risk a post-pardon Manafort in front of any grand juries.

If Manafort gets out of jail he'll be on the next flight to Moscow.

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25 points · 5 days ago

Every time this comes up (move money offshore to get decent interest rates) some buzzkill points out that between the costs of currency conversion (back and forth) and currency risk that it generally isn't worth it.

Maybe this is different, though. Assuming a 500 point spread between loans and savings, there would be about a 1700 point spread between the best accounts in the U.S. right now and Turkish.

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So with the collapsing lira taken into account if you're lucky you might come out of it in 12 months only down 30 or 40 percent.

Obviously they’re not the same but wouldn’t the interest rate being cited be comparable to the prime rate in the US? If that’s the case, the interest rates on savings as well as credit are derivatives of the prime rate, and it’s safe to assume the APY on a savings vehicle in Turkey would be higher.

Edit - just checked on turkey.deposits.org, interest rates on their equivalent to a CD are from 13.5-17.5%!

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Yeah, in fucking lira.

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So what happened to all those reservations?

They really are desperate to pump those Q3 earnings.

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