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    latest Tesla figures look very ugly. Analysts...

    latest Tesla figures look very ugly. Analysts have pointed out that the latest figures seem to suggest Tesla has stopped paying its suppliers. Only enough free cashflow for one more quarter at...
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    Lessen #0: take everything Elon Musk says with a...

    Lessen #0: take everything Elon Musk says with a truckload of salt.

    I've predicted Tesla to go bankrupt a long time ago, but they're still going. Seems like it's a bad idea to short a personality...
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    you have to imagine proposing lorries to drive...

    you have to imagine proposing lorries to drive against the regular traffic ;)
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    yes absolutely correct. I was confusing LHT and...

    yes absolutely correct. I was confusing LHT and LHD, as Umfriend guessed.
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    only the UK, Ireland and Malta are LHD in Europe....

    only the UK, Ireland and Malta are LHD in Europe.

    On that note, one of my colleagues of Irish descent told me: "Ireland is planning to switch over to RHD. They'll start with the lorries."
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    37€ for 212 KWh per month, although I have no...

    37€ for 212 KWh per month, although I have no idea how much I actually use (haven't had the true-op yet). All heating and cooking is on gas (so not included in this budget).

    FTTH is 25€ for...
  7. Thread: handguns

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    If you intend to go the shotgun route and...

    If you intend to go the shotgun route and actually use it for hunting in Europe, I'd recommend an over-under (or if you want to be really classy, a side-by-side).
    Note that I have no idea about...
  8. Hi Dan, LinkedIn works great for me, using the...

    Hi Dan,

    LinkedIn works great for me, using the current fancy SEO keywords and have the right location in your profile.
    Not sure what you're looking at, but I'd guess that AWS, devops and CI/CD...
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    nope, I'm in south-east London these days....

    nope, I'm in south-east London these days. However, I've met Evildead666 back when I lived in France.
    I'm very regularly in Paris for work though.
  10. also some consumers block patching of their Win 7...

    also some consumers block patching of their Win 7 & 8.1 installs to prevent the Windows 10-esque telemetry to be enabled against their wishes
  11. Hopefully the malware attack will (re?)start a...

    Hopefully the malware attack will (re?)start a discussion on what type of vulnerabilities should be patched ASAP and which ones are 'safe to stockpile' by state agencies using it to perform...
  12. Thread: USA trip

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    sorry, could have warned you about roaming and...

    sorry, could have warned you about roaming and advised you to get a T-Mobile sim for 10 USD + 3 USD for 30 min/texts, and load a week pass for 1 GB data for an extra 10 USD. T-Mobile and AT&T are the...
  13. Thread: Ryzen Benchmarks

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    have you considered using Big Data platforms...

    have you considered using Big Data platforms (Hadoop) for your work? I'm seeing more and more clients using that for various purposes...
  14. Thread: Eruope trip

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    in the US, my European payment cards (all have...

    in the US, my European payment cards (all have magnetic strip, chip&pin and contactless) give very varying experiences when trying to pay with them:
    - swipe & sign
    - swipe only (maybe when the...
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    the HP X3 is a phablet. I consider the 950...

    the HP X3 is a phablet. I consider the 950 already to be larger than comfortable to use. I'd consider a smaller option than the 950 if there was one with Dual Sim. Unfortunately, it seemed like MS...
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    This holds true for any bank anywhere, especially...

    This holds true for any bank anywhere, especially when travelling large distances. Most banks uses analytics based on past behaviour, to check whether a transaction is normal or potentially...
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    just had a conversation with an American...

    just had a conversation with an American colleague that works on the same project at my current client, and he explained that most US banks/credit cards don't charge any foreign currency transaction...
  18. Thread: Travelling gear

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    Travelling gear

    my current job requires me to travel a lot, and I'm often in the US or in various European countries to work as a consultant with companies on software projects.

    Due to frequent travel, I've...
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    with Microsoft heavily discounting the Lumia 950,...

    with Microsoft heavily discounting the Lumia 950, I bit the bullet and bought a Lumia 950 Dual Sim. After some really bad experiences with the Amazon France customer service department, I managed to...
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    ah yes, since a few years ago, payment terminals...

    ah yes, since a few years ago, payment terminals asking to do the conversion 'for you' (just like e.g. Amazon), and change excessive conversion fees (much worse than even the 3% that my amex...
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    You have to sign up online. Process was quick and...

    You have to sign up online. Process was quick and painless. Normally I do the 1.4 % swap, because I want the money directly.

    The card you get in the mail is a prepaid Mastercard for electronic...
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    no need to tip in Italy, France and Spain. Don't...

    no need to tip in Italy, France and Spain. Don't know about the others.

    Check the foreign currency transaction and ATM withdrawal fees that your cards charge.
    For my (UK) HSBC debit card it is...
  23. good luck on your proposal ! Hope you get what...

    good luck on your proposal ! Hope you get what you want.

    I've had to visit Madrid another time at the end of July, and this time managed to see the Hieronymus Bosch exposition at Prado... it was...
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    Does not boot from USB, or not from USB flash...

    Does not boot from USB, or not from USB flash memory?

    how about burning to DVD and connecting a USB DVD drive?

    Also, the page fault error sounds bad... may be driver related, but if it's not,...
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    Another quarter with $400+ mm burn rate...

    Another quarter with $400+ mm burn rate.

    I marvel at Musk's ability to keep finding additional funding for his Tesla train-wreck.
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