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  1. I stumbled on a twitter botnet a few years ago. It directed to Russian sites purporting to be pron but really just gathered logins. Not sure what the end game was but I started following botnet tracers and learned about the huge number involved. 5% fake? It wouldn’t surprise me to see 20% +. Add in the respawn keks, the blue hair they/thems, the MAPs, the furries, the pron accs, the groomers, the foaming tankies, the frothing Trumpies etc. It’s a cesspit and he’s welcome to it.
  2. And free university. Reasonable house prices. No spiked drinks.
  3. Reddit Tiktok tankie brainworms. Tiktok is Chinese. Parents who trust red China with their kids developing brains need a boot.
  4. I suppose having Spanish language lessons at school in US helps pick up Portuguese?
  5. The massive and deadly floods that struck South Africa in April were made twice as likely and more intense by global heating, scientists have calculated. The research demonstrates that the climate emergency is resulting in devastation. Catastrophic floods and landslides hit the South African provinces of KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape on 11 April following exceptionally heavy rainfall. The South African president, Cyril Ramaphosa called the floods a “catastrophe of enormous proportions” and “the biggest tragedy we have ever seen”, later declaring a national state of disaster. At least 453 people were killed and the port of Durban, the largest in Africa, was closed, causing global disruption in the supply of food and minerals. Other recent studies found that the heatwave in the Pacific Northwest region of North America in 2021 would have been “virtually impossible” without climate change, and that global heating exacerbated the extreme floods in Europe in July 2021 and the storms in Madagascar, Malawi and Mozambique in January. “If we do not reduce emissions and keep global temperatures below 1.5C, [PB: and we won't] many extreme weather events will become increasingly destructive,” said Dr Izidine Pinto, at the University of Cape Town and part of the team that conducted the analysis. “We need to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to a new reality where floods and heatwaves are more intense and damaging.” Dr Friederike Otto, at Imperial College London and also part of the team, said: “Most people who died in the floods lived in informal settlements, so again we are seeing how climate change disproportionately impacts the most vulnerable people. However, the flooding of the port of Durban is also a reminder that there are no borders for climate impacts. What happens in one place can have substantial consequences elsewhere.” A brutal heatwave is being endured in India and Pakistan and is certain to have been made worse by global heating. “There is no doubt that climate change is a huge game changer when it comes to extreme heat,” said Otto. “Every heatwave in the world is now made stronger and more likely to happen because of human-caused climate change.” Nick Silkstone, at the UK Met Office, said: “Temperatures are expected to peak on Saturday, when maximum values could reach around 49-50C [120-122F] in the hottest locations, such as Jacobabad, and the Sibi area of Pakistan. These values are around 5-7C above average for the time of year.” https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/may/13/south-africa-floods-climate-crisis-global-heating
  6. Second hand cars are now £26,000 more expensive than brand new ones as interest rates on finance soar and supply chain issues cause delays for latest models https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10815857/Cost-living-crisis-Second-hand-cars-expensive.html Motorists are facing a massive used car premium with some second hand vehicles costing some £26,000 more than a brand new model. Ongoing shortages in the supply chain coupled with the spiralling cost of living crisis has seen the price of used cars rocket. A nearly new Landrover Defender with a list price of £62,000 will cost £10,000 more if the car is second and car relatively low mileage. This is especially true if the car is bought using a PCP plan, which are affected by changes in the interest rate.
  7. Questions: 1. Can you overpay? If so if there a limit? 2. Can you remortgage or is there a penalty? 3. I assume the product is portable? 4. Are you single salary or dual household? 5. Are you a typical buyer in that area? What are the neighbours like (age, finances etc)? I have never been to Florida but don't associate it with tech jobs, is it some kind of hub?
  8. Major Donation to U.K. Conservative Party Was Flagged Over Russia Concerns The cash was part of a fund-raising blitz that helped propel Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s party to victory in 2019. Records track $630,225 to a Russian bank account.
  9. https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/12/world/europe/russian-money-uk-tories.html?smid=url-share Major Donation to U.K. Conservative Party Was Flagged Over Russia Concerns The cash was part of a fund-raising blitz that helped propel Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s party to victory in 2019. Records track $630,225 to a Russian bank account.
  10. Yup. Sign up for a TV show 'MP on 30p'. I would gladly, gladly watch.
  11. And you both worked full time? did you hire tutors? How much would you estimate that cost you?
  12. How about when it’s on the side of a bus? https://news.bitcoin.com/uk-bans-time-to-buy-bitcoin-ads-buses-underground/ Seriously though, I’ve had various Daves in various places chunter on at me about buying coinz for the last 18mo.
  13. They know each of those titles will acquire decent click throughs. Adrev on property section is probs quite high paying - lots of peripheral service providers wanting eyeballs on product. It’s essentially clickbait.
  14. So he’s won you over but JC megafan Little Owen Jones is Shania Twaining (that don’t impress him much). Starmer gambled Labour’s fortunes on his integrity — no wonder he’s in deep trouble https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/may/09/policies-keir-starmer-labour-leader-boris-johnson-beergate
  15. What, like this? https://www.timeout.com/london/news/revealed-the-shocking-secrets-of-oxford-streets-sweet-shops-and-souvenir-stores-050522 Tax dodging sweet shops for all!
  16. Which comes back to my question of building resilience.
  17. This sounds more time consuming. Might work if one parent doesn't work though. Driving them around to all the extracurricular activities, organising the tutoring schedule etc. And what about socialisation with others of their age?
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