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As of today noone in Denmark are allowed to gether more than 10 people - indoor or outdoor. Near all shops and other facilities are now shut down by law.

Politicians now making prep to help single person companies, whose income in nil. Police patrolling but instead of fines, so far, they ask you kindly to go home and stay home.

Really empty streets. Let's hope it will have widespread effect, so we can get back to orfinary life sooner.

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jacques

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Nobody does it better - than Lotus ;)

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Human nature can be a disturbing thing!

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Anyone else’s Banking Branch shut up shop until further notice? HSBC locked up and couldn’t pay anything in earlier.


Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk - that will teach us to keep mouth shut!

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Blimey, you're luck you've still got a Local Branch as my ones shut up shop and relocated ages ago.

However, most the time you can pay-in to the various Bank via the Post Office - so if you have a local one you could try there. 

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6 minutes ago, KAS-118 said:

Blimey, you're luck you've still got a Local Branch as my ones shut up shop and relocated ages ago.

However, most the time you can pay-in to the various Bank via the Post Office - so if you have a local one you could try there. 

Thanks. Yeah I do still consider 20 miles local re Banking Branch but both Post Offices closed down withIn the last couple of years unfortunately. No biggy as not too many cheques anymore thank goodness. 


Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk - that will teach us to keep mouth shut!

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Corona Virus: winners?

Sorry if it’s “too soon” for a post like this, but I’m interested in who might potentially do well financially out of all this. Clearly nigh on 99% of all UK businesses and individuals are going to be worse off, but who might actually come out the other side better off?

I’ll kick things off with both Amazon and the big supermarket chains. Surely they’ll hoover up a greater share of the retail market between them than ever before? Families and individuals will need to buy more groceries for consumption at home. There won’t be any school dinners, cafe lunch breaks, or people going abroad on holiday, so we’ll just have to eat and drink whatever is in the kitchen cupboards. Meanwhile it will take the surviving smaller independent retailers a long time to re-establish their position post pandemic.

Who else might buck the trend? I don’t think we actually have many respirator manufacturers...

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As an individual who is fortunate to work from home in an IT industry, this thankfully has no effect to me what so ever from a financial stand point.

If anything the business is actually receiving more and more enquiries for VPN solutions and remote access consultancy ect.

On the other hand, my other half works in a large retail chain so sooner or later they will most likely tell them to go home.. not sure if they'll be paid for that time off or not yet.

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45 minutes ago, oilmagnet477 said:

Keep smiling!!

OMG, I nearly wet my pants laughing at that. Eyes closed, it is Diane Abbott. Then you open them and it's like WTF, OMG!!!   Brilliant.

6 minutes ago, LotusLeftLotusRight said:

Meanwhile it will take the surviving smaller independent retailers a long time to re-establish their position post pandemic.

I disagree. My local COOP convenience store (8 miles away local) still has bog rolls for sale and my mothers (300 miles from me, 300 yds for her) is still stocked with bog rolls, milk, cheese, eggs, bread etc as everyone is swamping the supermarkets. So she just pootles down to the "Coop" and gets what she needs lol...

It's a shame Mothercare has gone bust because I predict our demographic to be changing considerable in around 9-10 months time.  So, Mclaren (buggies, not cars), Pampers, Cow&Gate, etc. These companies will be worth a fortune in 12 months time, better buy their shares now whilst they are cheap.

I also think Financial Services firms (pensions and insurance) will do well as a considerable number of older people will die earlier than the actuaries planned returning significant funds back to the "profit pool" from the liability pool. Harsh, cruel even, but true.


Alcohol. Sex. Tobacco. Drugs. Chocolate.  Meh! NOTHING in this world is as addictive as an Evora +0. It's not for babies!        

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4 hours ago, Sparky said:

Gonna be a lonely few months...

As you probably know Porn Hub has crashed from an unprecedented demand


hindsight: the science that is never wrong

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British Ambassador to Florida, New York, Denmark and Newfoundland.  And Sweden.

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6 hours ago, LotusLeftLotusRight said:

Apparently France is recommending all companies to shut down production for 2 hours. I am sure there will be exceptions, but one of our manufacturing customers has informed us of this today.

A normal lunchtime, then.


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1 hour ago, LotusLeftLotusRight said:

Corona Virus: winners?

Sorry if it’s “too soon” for a post like this, but I’m interested in who might potentially do well financially out of all this. Clearly nigh on 99% of all UK businesses and individuals are going to be worse off, but who might actually come out the other side better off?

I’ll kick things off with both Amazon and the big supermarket chains. Surely they’ll hoover up a greater share of the retail market between them than ever before? Families and individuals will need to buy more groceries for consumption at home. There won’t be any school dinners, cafe lunch breaks, or people going abroad on holiday, so we’ll just have to eat and drink whatever is in the kitchen cupboards. Meanwhile it will take the surviving smaller independent retailers a long time to re-establish their position post pandemic.

Who else might buck the trend? I don’t think we actually have many respirator manufacturers...

The UK is (sort of).

We're no longer going to come last with 'Nil Points' https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-51870325 .....but

....we're going to come joint 1st and Last with 'Nil Points'  - that's a win in my book 🙂

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1 hour ago, LotusLeftLotusRight said:

Corona Virus: winners?

Sorry if it’s “too soon” for a post like this, but I’m interested in who might potentially do well financially out of all this. Clearly nigh on 99% of all UK businesses and individuals are going to be worse off, but who might actually come out the other side better off?

When we come out of this the other end, there will be a renewed appreciation of just how much work can be done with a geographically dispersed team, primarily in the software/IT industry. All the tools required to achieve that, e.g. VPN, team collaboration and communication, virtualisation etc. will be considered core, as opposed to being considered somewhat esoteric as they are today. As @iiNNeXsaid, this is already ramping up. We've now moved all our software developers to wfh, it's actually gone quite smoothly (some s/w developers really don't mind the lack of direct social interaction ;) ).

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6 minutes ago, RobinB5 said:

When we come out of this the other end, there will be a renewed appreciation of just how much work can be done with a geographically dispersed team, primarily in the software/IT industry. All the tools required to achieve that, e.g. VPN, team collaboration and communication, virtualisation etc. will be considered core, as opposed to being considered somewhat esoteric as they are today. As @iiNNeXsaid, this is already ramping up. We've now moved all our software developers to wfh, it's actually gone quite smoothly (some s/w developers really don't mind the lack of direct social interaction ;) ).

It's early days just yet and after 33 years in the IT industry I can tell you it's hard enough to deliver IT projects on time with everyone in the same building!  Collaboration tools are great for somethings, not for others.

As as for S/W developers, most of them bloody well "message" their colleagues online who sit in the desk opposite them, let alone actually get out of their seat to physically go and talk to them. So for many, this is bloody heaven!

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Alcohol. Sex. Tobacco. Drugs. Chocolate.  Meh! NOTHING in this world is as addictive as an Evora +0. It's not for babies!        

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9 minutes ago, Kimbers said:

 

That just made me chuckle, not for it directly but for the old joke ...bear asks rabbit whether it has a problem of s**t sticking to its fur....

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1 hour ago, LotusLeftLotusRight said:

Corona Virus: winners?

Sorry if it’s “too soon” for a post like this, but I’m interested in who might potentially do well financially out of all this. Clearly nigh on 99% of all UK businesses and individuals are going to be worse off, but who might actually come out the other side better off?

I’ll kick things off with both Amazon and the big supermarket chains. Surely they’ll hoover up a greater share of the retail market between them than ever before? Families and individuals will need to buy more groceries for consumption at home. There won’t be any school dinners, cafe lunch breaks, or people going abroad on holiday, so we’ll just have to eat and drink whatever is in the kitchen cupboards. Meanwhile it will take the surviving smaller independent retailers a long time to re-establish their position post pandemic.

Who else might buck the trend? I don’t think we actually have many respirator manufacturers...

For me the people that are dealing with this epidemic day in day out namely the health service and all its workforce as we speak should be the first people we recognise and give them a fair wage that they have longed deserved, not a nice word to use at this horrible time ( winners) but they have to be at the top off the list

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Good call on the VPN stuff. I have actually been working from home on that basis for the best part of 20 years. It has been remarkably straight forward to access my employer’s computer system throughout that time... until today!

Now that many of my colleagues have started doing it (and millions across the world), the VPN service has today gone a bit shit and it took me an hour and a half to establish a connection this morning. One colleague never got on. Thanks guys.

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Well I’ve seen it all now. Went to our local Pets at Home store yesterday to get some more wood pellet cat litter for the new kittens and they’d run out. So asked when they were getting some more, as we only had enough for a couple of days, and was told tomorrow but phone to check before you come in. 
No worries, I thought, and was doing the annual patio jet wash this morning so phoned this afternoon and was told yes, what’s your name, we’ll put a pack behind the counter.  
Didn't think anything of that so just been round to pick it up and, bugger me, idiots are actually panic buying cat litter!!!!!! They apparently had 6 pallets delivered today and by the time I got there only 3 packs were left on one pallet. As I was queuing to pay, a man and woman came in and bought the remaining 3, nothing more, just cat litter. 
It beggars bloody belief!!!

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Is it like peanut butter when you spread it on toast?


Alcohol. Sex. Tobacco. Drugs. Chocolate.  Meh! NOTHING in this world is as addictive as an Evora +0. It's not for babies!        

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On 17/03/2020 at 06:01, RobinB5 said:

89 active cases in Russia, and we worry about the honesty and transparency of our government?

Looks like Russia may not have been entirely 'open' (in more ways than 1)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-europe-51945855/coronavirus-temporary-hospital-being-built-in-moscow

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Ah, i thought people were resorting to that given the toilet roll shortage.

18 minutes ago, C8RKH said:

Is it like peanut butter when you spread it on toast?

Ah, I thought people were resorting to cat litter in the absence of toilet paper.

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