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X : What do you think of ... mutter, mutter ... bexit.
Me : #facepalm. I want to read the whole agreement, mull it over and examine paths. I'll do that this weekend. There are all sorts of hidden gotchas in it.
X : Such as?
Me : Arghhhh.
from my notes last night, I'll just pick one. Combination of Article 107 TFEU, Article 127(6), Article 89, Article 174, Article 95(1) would mean that in effect it would be impossible for UK to have an industrial policy without agreement by the EC. There are lots of gotcha's.
With any negotiation, it's not the articles alone but the combination of articles that shows the real effect. I'll look at the weekend. Too busy today and my brain is not in gear enough (bit of a cold) for this.
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X : Oracle is more than databases.
Me : #facepalm. Learn to read between the lines. Amazon is going after the whole ERP / SCM space circa 2020. This is just signalling to the market.
X : I don't see why, this is just databases.
Me : #facepalm. Try launching cloud services in a space when your competitors can say "you don't even use your service, you rely on our products" ... Amazon thinks way ahead, it's in for the long haul, this was always coming.
X : Do you think we will see a decline of Oracle?
Me : No, not yet. They'll play a game of sweat and acquire i.e. sweat existing assets (e.g. synergies!), acquire to replace declining revenue, rinse and repeat. Lots of divs and share buybacks on offer to keep the price high.
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X : Do you believe there should be a people's vote on brexit?
Me : #facepalm. Look, Gov needs to present its deal which will be voted on (i.e. pass / fail Labour tests). If it fails, there needs to be a General Election. If, Gov refuses and hangs on ... then all bets are off.
... I'm not going to agree with a 2nd referendum without a mandate no matter how much badgering there is. That mandate needs to come from a general election. Step 1 - Gov presents deal / parliament votes. Step 2 - general election if vote fails ... after which we shall see.
X : What if Gov presents its deal, fails to get the vote and then refuses to call a general election.
Me : At that point, all bets are off. The vote on the deal, the single biggest issue of the Government is a confidence vote in the Gov. If it fails this, then it must stand down.
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Trump: Day 637
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It's difficult to describe the bewildering amount of change in the technology space over the last decade in a single diagram ... however, undeterred I've tried to catch the fundamentals ...
Same patterns are occurring. In 2008, the future giants of media were Netflix (focused on the user, cloud and reducing assets) not the Blockbusters (focused on cashflow, building stores and data centres). Ditto today. The future giants of robotics are companies like iRobot.
It's always a hoot to go through those past Blockbuster presentations from 2007 to 2008 ... the self belief, the investment in assets, the hubris, the mindless strategy that was bereft of any understanding of basic economic patterns.
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So. It says in the 'Life in the UK' test book that 1066 was the last successful foreign conquest of England. Which neglects or fully anglicizes Matilda and 1139 and the regency invasion of Isabella in 1326. Oh also the very successful invasion of 1688-9.

testing is going well...
wow their account of the first settlement of the Irish Pale is just offensive.
I am going to livetweet my experience of this 'history' book I am required to read.
#twitterstorians #badhistory #isthisjingoism #ihavelostallmydignity

lifeintheuktests.co.uk/study-guide/?c…
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Aujourd'hui, j'ai plein de trucs à faire.... En conséquence de quoi je vais faire des expérimentations en cuisine, bien sûr :D.

Je veux faire des bouchées vapeur, j'ai divisé ma farce en 4, et j'essaie plusieurs façons de les cuire. Ici : couvertes de riz qui cuira vapeur avec.
C'est normal, la différence de taille. J'en ai fait une trop petite, une trop grande, et quelques moyennes, pour voir les différences de cuisson de la farce.

Pour les autres 3/4 de farce, je ne sais pas encore ce que je vais essayer, c'est yolo (probablement du papier de riz) !
Première fournée, cuite 10mn vapeur et alors… Si ma farce est une tuerie (sérieux) et cuite en 10mn, le riz, ça n'a pas du tout marché :'D...

Il est croquant. j'ai remis une des grandes et une moyenne à cuire pour voir. Fournée suivante en papier de riz, plus prometteuse #KrCu
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In case you haven't yet read @gailfdavies' fantastic tweets on the role of consultants in embedding a particular vision of 'flexible retirement' as the norm in universities, start with tweet below & then follow the tweets -- & links -- to the present #ucustrike #ussstrike
Inspired by @gailfdavies & @CLIVEYB's reflections, I've been thinking about how to understand the last decade or so in terms of discourses & practices around risk, collectivity, flexibility etc. in relation to university pensions #notallgeographers #USSstrike #ucustrike 1/
I've been tracking through the docs on pensions available on Universities UK website. Oldest document appears to be "Strategic enquiry into the pension arrangements for the higher education sector" published 2007 universitiesuk.ac.uk/policy-and-ana… 2/ #ussstrike #ucustrike
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1/ THREAD: The Spiritual Dimensions of #QAnon - In order to understand this, you need to transcend your own thinking, or expand your thinking and take the 40,000 ft view, as Q is fond of saying.
2/ By this, I mean to say that it doesn't matter what you, I or we believe. It matters what *they* believe. And *they* can believe some very silly things. Elites gobble up the new age gobbledygook like podestas at a pizza party.
3/ Let's assume the elites are very much in line with the Pike Doctrine of duality - that there is one God (Adonai), and another god (Lucifer). This can mean that there are no other gods, or Lucifer is using other deities as a culturally specific avatar.
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Doctoral dissertation in Education (@uhmanoa). researchgate.net/profile/Nichol…
Starts off with some great insights.
You should've trusted your instinct.
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