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  1. Poll: Re: How many people do you know personally who are invested in crypto currencies?

    Sooooo.... just like money then. Money hasn't been backed by an asset since we came off the gold standard. Both are valued purely on consensual belief.

    Crypto currency speculation is certainly...
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    Did I cause a thread blow up? Sorry, not my intention.

    But I don't think you can simply dismiss any evidence contrary to your opinion on the basis that anyone who believes it has a low IQ. And...
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    Anyway, had my shot over the weekend. They only had Moderna so I had to settle for your 'orrible American muck instead of a good old British AstraZeneca shot (which comes with a cup of tea, I've...
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    The overwhelming majority of nations outside of China acknowledge and condemn what's being done to the Uyghur, not just the US. The Chinese government says it's not happening. So your position...
  5. Thread: Post Race!

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    Re: Post Race!

    Not if you're Matt Gaetz
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    @reexre - Yeah, I'm familiar with the concept of Overton Windows and, yes, I agree that measures taken in response to this pandemic are shifting our Overton Windows on a number of issues,...
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    What are you seeing in there that you think is sinister?

    A group of significant players in the health industry have started a fund raising campaign to support distribution of vaccines globally,...
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    Because they're reading the press release issued by the organisation. I don't see anything sinister there.
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    Damnit! I fell at the first hurdle.

    I agree. The call was to "flatten the curve" not "starve the virus into extinction". Expecting social measures to wipe out the virus completely was...
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    Re: Post Race!

    That's an unfair accusation. There has knit been a pattern of any kind.
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    I realised I'd done that just after posting the second thread and even thought about changing it. "To be fair" is a habit of mine and I do it far more often in every day speech than I do when...
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    Re: Post Race!

    Jokes like that deserve a blanket ban.
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    To be fair, Sapator's government have given him plenty of reasons not to trust them:bigyello:

    No... it's 6000 of them:eek:
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    To be fair, there is a small but significant number of scientists questioning some of the conclusions we've drawn around this virus. That's to be expected, though. This is a new virus that we're...
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    Pah! It's just Cuomo terrified that New Yorkers will find out just how much better REAL pizza tastes.
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    I think you're over-estimating their contribution by half an ass.
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    What's happening in India really does worry me. It feels like we're right on the verge of getting this under control with vaccines at exactly the same time as the virus is right on the verge of...
  18. Re: Chauvin murder trial verdict / consequences

    You mean the negatively aspecting undocumented features, right?
  19. Re: Allow users to build WHERE clauses

    I've had to do exactly this before. It was a long time ago but here's what I remember doing.


    I didn't want to allow pure free text, e.g. "WHERE Salary>=2000". It's not wrong as such but 1....
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    Yeah, I've heard that but those suggestions seem daft to me. This isn't a John Wayne movie and police officers shouldn't be trying out trick shots. Honestly, though, I don't think it the case we...
  21. Re: Chauvin murder trial verdict / consequences

    Yeah, I know, and I certainly wouldn't be comfortable asserting that the officer's response didn't have to be lethal. But there are plenty of examples of situations like this being resolved...
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    User Acceptance Testing. In other words, TG is really busy right now as users uncover all the shoddy work he half assed on a Friday:p

    Yeah, I deliberately avoided citing that one earlier because...
  23. Re: Chauvin murder trial verdict / consequences

    I think the confusion is coming from the fact that you'd expect a e.g. murder to charge to supersede a manslaughter charge rather than compound it as e.g. a rape and a murder might. I think (though...
  24. Re: Chauvin murder trial verdict / consequences

    He was found guilty and rightly so because...
    Yes! It wasn't premeditated but don't kid yourself it was an accident. Once Chauvin had Floyd on the ground he decided to send a message about exactly...
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    I've got to say, the US vaccine program sounds like it's been rolled out really well. We've been doing really well in the UK but it feels like you've surpassed us. I'm still waiting for my first...
  26. Thread: Post Race!

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    Re: Post Race!

    Yeah, us too. Me and some friends got together for a pizza in the garden (6 of us... all legal) and the next thing you know it's bleedin' snowing... in April... what's up with that?!
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    Re: What is SEO and importance of SEO?

    I do admire the persistence
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    Re: Post Race!

    2 days of blazingly sunny bank holiday that I'm finally allowed to go out in and what did I do with them? My accounts:(
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    I think you may have hit on a strategy to beat this thing... undermine it's male ego.

    I'm with you there.
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    :mad:I've fought men to the death for lesser sins than implying Princess Leia's hairdo is anything less than dreamy:mad:

    That's how I see it. I'm a possible vector to create a new mutation if I...
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    :eek:Was she wearing the outfit? I'd be willing to travel to the US to get the jab if Princess Leia was giving it.

    I'm not sure what the alternatives are though. I guess you could build up a...
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    By the way, there's a story behind that photo. During our first lockdown there was a period when drive-throughs were allowed but walk in take-aways weren't. People started building cardboard cars...
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    I'm not sure "bred" was really the word you were after but I know what you mean. State above the individual is a large part of the culture in China and I think there's both positives and negatives...
  34. Re: [RESOLVED] Constraint within primary key - sql server database

    That article provided a really good breakdown of pros and cons that should be valuable to any DB professional, no matter how smart or experienced.

    A query walks into a bar, sees two tables and...
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    or creating plasma in the basement. Don't forget that.

    I think that was actually one or the more coherent posts. He's lamenting that exceptionalism is so ingrained in the US that they refuse to...
  36. Re: Constraint within primary key - sql server database

    Agreed with one small caveat, I don't like clustering if inserts are likely to go in the middle of an index rather than add to the end because... page splits. But yeah, orders and order lines are...
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    Re: let's give our support

    "We need VB to behave like VB, not like C# with less curly braces"
  38. Re: Constraint within primary key - sql server database

    I swing both ways :bigyello: and find it highly situational. If I'm reasonably confident the natural key won't stop being unique in the future and if the number instances of the value appearing...
  39. Re: Constraint within primary key - sql server database

    You want a unique constraint across MROrderMasterCntrol and BoxNumber. To do that you simply create an index with both those columns and tick the Unique checkbox.

    Whether or not you should make...
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    Definitely not Moti. Xiaoya's posts are hard to read but it's just translation issues. If you read every sentence twice and look for alternative meanings you can generally find a rational (if often...
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