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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 51
PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2024 23:09 
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It's the last day of May (how etc?) and I think I've worn jeans and socks more than shorts/bare foot (I've even worn jeans out!) this month.

I usually transition to shorts in late March early April, I also still have the thick duvet on. I hope the onset of June signifies that I can put the Jeans away until October!

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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 51
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I'd have thought that the BBC would know that the Commodore PET wasn't available until 1977. IIRC, this was the first personal computer I ever used.

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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 51
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An interesting read :

https://every.to/the-crazy-ones/the-mis ... the-ibm-pc

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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 51
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Tom Nook has a lot to answer for

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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 51
PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2024 10:27 
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Last month it was announced that a newly discovered skeleton of the iconic dinosaur Stegosaurus would be up for auction, with an expected sale price of about $6m (£4.7m).

This just makes the auction scene from Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom even stupider. If a skeleton is worth $6m, surely a living dinosaur is worth a lot more than $10m!


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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 51
PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2024 10:49 
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If I were a multimillionaire I’d definitely be buying a stegosaurus for £9m

I’d give it to the NHM, but it’d 100% be the kind of nonsense of be spending my riches on.

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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 51
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GazChap wrote:
MaliA wrote:

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Last month it was announced that a newly discovered skeleton of the iconic dinosaur Stegosaurus would be up for auction, with an expected sale price of about $6m (£4.7m).

This just makes the auction scene from Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom even stupider. If a skeleton is worth $6m, surely a living dinosaur is worth a lot more than $10m!


$22,000,000 according to an inflation calculator

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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 51
PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2024 11:01 
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MaliA wrote:
GazChap wrote:
MaliA wrote:

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Last month it was announced that a newly discovered skeleton of the iconic dinosaur Stegosaurus would be up for auction, with an expected sale price of about $6m (£4.7m).

This just makes the auction scene from Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom even stupider. If a skeleton is worth $6m, surely a living dinosaur is worth a lot more than $10m!


$22,000,000 according to an inflation calculator


Supply and demand kicks in to lower prices, when your dinosaurs are self replicating and more plentiful.


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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 51
PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2024 11:20 
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GazChap wrote:
MaliA wrote:

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Last month it was announced that a newly discovered skeleton of the iconic dinosaur Stegosaurus would be up for auction, with an expected sale price of about $6m (£4.7m).

This just makes the auction scene from Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom even stupider. If a skeleton is worth $6m, surely a living dinosaur is worth a lot more than $10m!


$22,000,000 according to an inflation calculator


Supply and demand kicks in to lower prices, when your dinosaurs are self replicating and more plentiful.


Yeah, but you'd very selectively breed them and kill the crap ones and feed them to their siblings.

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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 51
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Probably worth more if you put them in a big crusher and turned them into oil.

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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 51
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I reckon if you bought a load of dinosaurs and then set up a rival theme park where the dinosaurs didn't keep on escaping and eating people you could make a few quid.


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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 51
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I reckon if you bought a load of dinosaurs and then set up a rival theme park where the dinosaurs didn't keep on escaping and eating people you could make a few quid.


They would... uh... find a way


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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 51
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Weirdly, while I was away one of the fields in my BeeX profile said "I buy and sell Crypto" so I think maybe I was minorly hacked.

Although it was sort of true in that I bought a bit a few years ago, it plummeted, then a couple of years later it came back and I got rid for a minor profit (but mainly just so that I could get rid of that bullshit).

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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 51
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I like the way that google maps was you of toll roads and a change of time zone, but not the Russian army


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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 51
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A friend of mine just put this post up.

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GUTTED! We've just got a code through to purchase "Obstructed view) (I think it's the VIP tent in the way) ERAS tour tickets TONIGHT in Cardiff.
Unfortunately we can't make it tonight as we're going to Dublin show instead, so if you'd like the code to purchase just shoot me a message. Tickets are £140 each


Am I just massively behind the times or is £140 an insane amount to pay for a concert ticket, let along one where you can’t see? I know it’s been a while since I went to a concert but OMG is this normal?

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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 51
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Its a lot, but I bet you could resell any tickets for Taylor Swift for waaaaaay more than 140 quid each right now.

Although I've no idea how the resell protecton etc works nowadays, I'm sure they don't just post you a couple of bits of paper anymore.


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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 51
PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2024 14:45 
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I know that some people pay ridiculous amounts for tickets (I’m sure I saw someone mention they’d spent £300 for tickets, which I assumed was for two, but maybe it was each?) but definitely thought they were outliers. I thought those were cases where someone loves an artist so much that they’ll pay hugely over the odds to see them, not an actual ‘normal’ ticket price. A ticket price where you can’t even see!

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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 51
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This view was £110.


Tents are the grey ones either side. Most of the show is on that diamond island.

Taylor worth every penny.


Anything with 'Arena in the venue name seems.to be about three figures, then it'll scale from a band like Dry Cleaning at £22 through £40 for Travis etc at smaller venues.


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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 51
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Tour T shorts are £40 and hoodies £70

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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 51
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Christ... Travis are still a thing?

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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 51
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Note the people sitting in the stands BEHIND THE STAGE


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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 51
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She waved at them, though. She's so kind and thoughtful.

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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 51
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The eras show is almost three and a half hours long, which worked out at £2.40 a song.

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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 51
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MaliA wrote:
The eras show is almost three and a half hours long, which worked out at £2.40 a song.

3.5 hours? Yikes.

That does make the cost slightly better, but I can’t imagine paying that much to see anybody.

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