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    12.5bln, likely split among at least 5 banks and...

    12.5bln, likely split among at least 5 banks and they'll be a senior creditor. Not a biggie. Edit: Also, I really don't think banks are more hesitant due to expected losses on this specific exposure....
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    With 44bln at stake? I don't see how that could...

    With 44bln at stake? I don't see how that could collapse any bank. I wouldn't think banks funded even 50% of the deal and still using a group of banks. Moreover, they may have required security, say...
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    I've been saying for weeks that Twitter will be...

    I've been saying for weeks that Twitter will be sold for less than 5bln. Maybe sooner, maybe less.
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    LOL. I read that as "My mobo is broke so I'll by...

    LOL. I read that as "My mobo is broke so I'll by a monitor". If I were in the market for a monitor, I would try to find a 16:10 one though.
  5. Thread: BIOS issues

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    Matrox support just never ends here :D Hi!

    Matrox support just never ends here :D

    Hi!
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    Yes, it is a reasonable print, regardless of what...

    Yes, it is a reasonable print, regardless of what the right is saying. We'll have a few more hikes I think but I am now thinking more in the 0.5% area, so max 1.5% in the next 6 months. I expect a...
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    Yes. I would expect the FED and the ECB to raise...

    Yes. I would expect the FED and the ECB to raise rates quite a few times still.
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    I doubt that. Rather, I would think a...

    I doubt that. Rather, I would think a GOP-congress would lower taxes, not spending, thus bankrupting the federal government which is the goal anyway.
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    As can be read in the letters from Paul to the...

    As can be read in the letters from Paul to the Russians (being the first to travel space)? I thought those were considered apocryphal? ;)
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    Man, that landing of the boosters still is an...

    Man, that landing of the boosters still is an amazing sight to me. Hadn't realised these were succesful number 150/151 already. Just like rockets, time flies.
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    Wow. At least we do not have that kind of...

    Wow. At least we do not have that kind of ridiculous shit in the Netherlands. Traded options (and gains/losses thereon) are not treated any different from any other investment.

    Meanwhile, Fugro is...
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    True, but I wonder whether they will keep...

    True, but I wonder whether they will keep dividends at the same level.
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    Philips is going down the drain. I started...

    Philips is going down the drain. I started picking them up when they were like 50% below ATH but, guess what, no problem losing another 50%. This means I'll be making option premia and dividends for...
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    Wow, that might be an interesting thing to try. I...

    Wow, that might be an interesting thing to try. I seems broke indeed but the MAC case does suggest there must be a way to make it work with some configuration of signalling.
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    I never figured that :facepalm:

    I never figured that :facepalm:
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    LOL. No, don;t buy a Philips. As a matter of...

    LOL. No, don;t buy a Philips. As a matter of fact, consumer electronics have been divested a long time ago, not sure where it is at really now but not Philips as listed on the exchanges.
    ...
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    Another idea: Become active in politics! :D

    Another idea: Become active in politics! :D
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    Well, I tried. If they have a garden, how about...

    Well, I tried.
    If they have a garden, how about growing weed and shrooms and coast the days on their produce?
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    How about starting a board game club with some...

    How about starting a board game club with some other local retirees? Bridge, Catan, Monopoly etc?
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    Former engineer: Assist kids with math and...

    Former engineer: Assist kids with math and physics outside school hours but in the school so there is some sort of supervision (and the school can deal with administration and regulation)?
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    How about volunteering at some local activity?...

    How about volunteering at some local activity? You know, homeless care things, foodbanks, giving some sort of courses to kids outside of school hours.

    Edit: What kind of shop did they have?
    Edit...
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    I'm starting a league of legends team for 50+....

    I'm starting a league of legends team for 50+. Requirement is u suck at the game, about as much as I do bit like the company and have fun. Games? Chess? What hobbies, if any, did they have when young?
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    Sounds great!

    Sounds great!
  24. Thread: airlines woes

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    OK, that really really sucks. What Swiss did is...

    OK, that really really sucks. What Swiss did is terrible. It is bad enough anyway but with the elderly??
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    Good & relevant question. I am hoping to rent it...

    Good & relevant question. I am hoping to rent it all.
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