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    Sorry but you're not seeing the woods for the...

    Sorry but you're not seeing the woods for the trees. Telling some of the largest and most important retail outlets they don't need to accept cash, but telling small retailers they must, is not a...
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    No that should be illegal.

    No that should be illegal.
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    Indeed. Politicians ought to be able to regulate...

    Indeed. Politicians ought to be able to regulate to guarantee access to at least minimal banking services. Not telling small businesses how to run their business should be a better and saner...
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    If a company wishes to refuse to accept fiat...

    If a company wishes to refuse to accept fiat currency that should be their choice. Currency is there to make things convenient and it would be rare for a company to desire to refuse it, but if they...
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    If politicians want to end underbanking by 6-25%...

    If politicians want to end underbanking by 6-25% of households then they have the power to do that, small businesses being targetted don't.
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    Yes I do think that, both from my own experiences...

    Yes I do think that, both from my own experiences and the quotes from the companies concerned explaining why they made their decisions.
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    Cashier takes payment, gives change, doesn't ring...

    Cashier takes payment, gives change, doesn't ring it into the till (or rings through a lower amount) and pockets the cash. Theft and fraud there. With both the business and the taxman the victim.
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    Yes. Both for businesses and the taxman. For...

    Yes. Both for businesses and the taxman.

    For consumers I'm not sure.

    A hack and an armed robbery are two very different beasts too.
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    If the EP play silly buggers then we leave...

    If the EP play silly buggers then we leave without a deal. You get no money, no citizens rights and lose the Irish protocol. The EP is not going to do that, get real. Its over, stop looking for bear...
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    I'm sorry but it is. So long as a business is (A)...

    I'm sorry but it is. So long as a business is (A) non-essential and (B) makes clear they are cashless then that should be their right. Cash is a bane for many a small business, it is the single...
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    Indeed I was about to mention that LOL but you...

    Indeed I was about to mention that LOL but you beat me to it. Great result for us, at the start of the century we had a few good years of knocking out Premier League clubs in the Cups but this is our...
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    Not Big Brother but it is bloody stupid and...

    Not Big Brother but it is bloody stupid and ironically the direct opposite of what many governments are trying to achieve (for what could be better called Big Brother reasons).
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    My network ground to a complete halt. Got up to...

    My network ground to a complete halt. Got up to producing over 36 rocket parts per minute (so close to 3 minutes per rocket) then I realised ticker was stuck on 109 for ages. Then realised my belts...
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    Brexit's ending. Parliament (both Commons and...

    Brexit's ending.

    Parliament (both Commons and Lords) has passed the Withdrawal Agreement Implementation Bill and its now going to the Queen for Royal Assent, the paralysis of the last couple of...
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    This has been a long-running controversy now...

    This has been a long-running controversy now since the story broke nearly a decade ago. If you can get it there was a good (and chilling) documentary into this called Three Girls by the BBC.
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    The SR latches are working very well, I'd...

    The SR latches are working very well, I'd recommend it if you're interested. Only a later addition so not got all stations with it yet, but I think I will make it a part of my blueprint going...
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    Wow I can see now why you talked about beacon...

    Wow I can see now why you talked about beacon arrays. I got fed up tinkering with Green and Red circuit buildings (managing how much cable is on the belts in particular is frustrating - either the...
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    10 wins from final 16 games would guarantee the...

    10 wins from final 16 games would guarantee the first League title for Liverpool in 30 years.
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    Its bullshit. Investment to the UK is actually...

    Its bullshit.

    Investment to the UK is actually outstripping investment into the Eurozone. The UK looks set to outgrow the Eurozone this decade. Its a load of crap based on flawed assumptions and...
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    Switching off a station (rather than switching...

    Switching off a station (rather than switching off the path) worked much better thank you! Though it then triggered an irritating flickering, like accumulator switches can cause, where multiple...
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    Ah I was wondering about the red names! I thought...

    Ah I was wondering about the red names! I thought you'd colour coded white as outputs and red as inputs but that makes sense!

    I think figuring it out so the trains go where they're needed is...
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    I figured it out. I had two copper mines both...

    I figured it out. I had two copper mines both named Copper Mine but the trains kept just going to the same one. So I hooked up the chests together to a big electric pole and followed the electric...
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    Can I ask you a question regarding trains. Let...

    Can I ask you a question regarding trains. Let say you have a good needed at multiple far-flung places. EG I see you have multiple Gear Dropoff's and I'm assuming later on you'll have a ton of Green...
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    I agree except for the Congress led by the...

    I agree except for the Congress led by the opposing party part - because the supermajority threshold required by the Senate means mere control isn't sufficient - plus the line of succession meaning...
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    Absolutely agreed. And targeted them in a vile...

    Absolutely agreed. And targeted them in a vile manner too. People do have a tendency to take a special interest in that which targets them. Hence groups like Hacked Off too, they're not bothered by...
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