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ffm

Member since Jun 2012 • Last active Mar 2020

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  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    get some valve grinding paste in there with the Allen key

    I've not heard that tip before. Do you reckon carbon grip paste would work?

  • in COVID-19
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    On my way back through Clissold Park I sat on the grass to have a few moments in the sun and stretch my legs.

    After 10 minutes a cop moved me on although there was nobody within 7-8 meters of me.

    TBH I suspect that's due to a feeling that people shouldn't be stopping in parks in general. Go out, get a few miles in to stretch your legs and go home. Others won't necessarily recognise that you're on your own in the park, they'll just think that it's business as usual and pack out the parks in groups.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Cut/file a slot in it and use a screwdriver? (assuming I can see that properly and the bolt head is actually sticking out)

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Yeah Google's rubbish. I had to go to the second page of search results to find the correct reference: "My God, it's full of stars!"

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    Thanks! I spotted one of those the other day and wondered what it was.

  • in COVID-19
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    Sorry, I assumed that we were talking post-Covid when things are back to normal.

    In the current situation, the financial support (UBI if you like) is the result of people not working. Not the cause of it. The cause of people not working is the government directive not to and the closure of shops, bars, restaurants etc. However, in the absence of those conduits for spending, demand will effectively drop as well. There's obviously still a demand for food from shops, but that is being supported by people still working food production and supply chains, so there's no supply/demand disparity there once the daft panic-buying has passed.

  • in COVID-19
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    But UBI is the antidote to that because anything you earn on top of UBI you get to keep (subject to taxation at least). So @frankenbike won't be better off by £2/hr if he goes back to work, if they kept the 80% salary cover as UBI, he'd be better off by 80% (slightly less in effect if it some of that income were in a higher tax bracket)

  • in COVID-19
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    "With all Government guidance pointing towards a period during which the nation is being urged to come together to fight the spread of the virus"

    Poor choice of words.

    The rest, however, is spot on, especially this

    "this is a time for calm recreation, not for challenging yourself."

  • in COVID-19
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    Is this situation a test of modern monetary theory?

  • in COVID-19
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    Could someone summarise what the conflict is?

    I have no idea any more. I'm just procrastinating.

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