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31-07-2020, 12:27   #121
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The title is a little ambiguous , not be here as in Ireland , or not exist ?

Anyway , having done some old fashioned shopping last weekend ( Currys and Halfords ) the experience showed me that bricks/mortar out of town shops like that are a thing of the past .
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31-07-2020, 14:07   #122
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It's now an Amazon Data Centre , one of quite a few in Dublin
It's not, it's Dunnes online store warehouse, there is also Easons replenishment warehouse in a part of it.
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31-07-2020, 14:45   #123
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Why would you buy German, no engineer but aren't electric vehicles actually simpler than ICE vehicles in terms of engineering.
My bet is German car manufacturing will be a shadow of itself in a decade and you will be buying a car made in Asia somewhere that's running US designed software.
See that being said a lot but in reality you still have all the ancillaries that give issues, all you are saving on is a few litres of oil and a couple of filters, still has a normal charging system for lights , wipers etc ,brakes steering suspension all remain, bit more weight lugging batteries around so likely cost more on brakes and suspension,
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31-07-2020, 15:23   #124
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I think print based advertising platforms such as the likes of JC Decuax are going to have problems long term. Businesses that want to run ad campaigns, are going to want a higher hit rate with their target audience and that's more likely via digital means.


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yeah Boeing should have been bankrupt at least a couple of times by now but the US government will always come in with a bailout cheque as they're strategically important to US military interests, its not just passenger airlines they make. Even if it was the US govt is not going to let Boeing fail as it would mean huge transfers of wealth to the EU to buy planes from Airbus.

Interesting call on Sky and yeah I can see Amazon really gnawing away at them in the next decade. Amazon have already dipped their toes into English Premier League and I can see more of the same coming down the line as Amazon pushes for new ways to sell more subs onto Prime. They have much deeper pockets than Sky when it comes to bidding for the rights. They might also offer packages so people can watch the sport they want at a reasonable price rather than Skys 40 quid a month to pay for loads of stuff you dont want.

Both Amazon and Musk are putting thousands of satellites in space to cover the globe in internet, if that eventually gets fast and cheap enough then all the main broadband companies could find themselves in trouble, at least in rural areas anyway.
I'd say it's more likely Amazon are interested in selling Sky an alternative platform to broadcast through, as opposed to ultimately competing against them as a broadcaster. That's why they've been getting into sports broadcasting, it's more of a "Proof of Concept," that streaming can provide high quality broadcasting, while the cloud services are scalable to meet demand. It means, satellite based services aren't going to be where the high quality is longterm. Amazon are able to go from SD / HD / HDR / 4K, with minimal device changes for the user. Where as Sattelite systems, would require quite a bit of work and equipment.

My thinking on this is because Amazon are more interested in being a supply chain system, not the product owner.

They only produce media content, to encourage people to subscribe to Prime Video, who'll then watch other content on the service, or sub to additional services provided through it. Like with Discovery Channel. They encourage Prime users for Delivery and regular deals, so they can attract Vendors to sell through their platform and have access to a target audience for their products.
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31-07-2020, 15:58   #125
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All the companies who do Internet of Shíte Things

It's a security disaster waiting to happen. All that home automation kit is well dodgy. .
A neighbour recently put one of those pin code keypads to open his front door. As to why I dont know as turning a key in a lock is hardly the most inconvenient task. That aside I was thinking that if criminals have figured out a way to skim pin numbers from ATMs (which are beating a banks very expensive and well resourced security systems) then house burglars will be soon be buying similar skimming devices off the dark web and literally walking into peoples houses without actually having to break in.

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Musgrave Group who own them are huge ,they will still be around but Supervalu cannot compete with Lidl/Aldi and are clearly struggling if you just base it off what you can see with your own eyes, shops are no where near as busy as other Supermarkets
LIdl/Aldi are still in expansion mode, each have a further 100 odd stores planned. Its a slow process because they are finding it difficult to find suitable sites and even when they do the other supermarkets object to the planning permission as a way of slowing them down. One of their targets is rural towns where Supervalue is the only option. When their full expansion is finally complete Supervalues market share will recede. They will still survive but will have to compete more on price.
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31-07-2020, 17:17   #126
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Is the Dell factory still in Limerick?
Dell is Regeneron AFAIK. Going to save us all from Covid!

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31-07-2020, 17:21   #127
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A neighbour recently put one of those pin code keypads to open his front door. As to why I dont know as turning a key in a lock is hardly the most inconvenient task. That aside I was thinking that if criminals have figured out a way to skim pin numbers from ATMs (which are beating a banks very expensive and well resourced security systems) then house burglars will be soon be buying similar skimming devices off the dark web and literally walking into peoples houses without actually having to break in.

That's where the IOT machine guns come in
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Siemens

Their ATM reputation does them no favours.

They obviously don't care at all about the low mean time between failure of the aging BOI AIB bank machines etc.
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Yes, latex production has fallen off a cliff lately, I heard old Art Vanderlay is hitting the sauce pretty hard. A bottle of Hennigans a day so I heard.
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31-07-2020, 17:47   #130
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I notice Elon Musk's stock falling a bit- More people sort of realizing he's a complete benny. A lot of Tesla's hype is the cult of the CEO. Tesla revolutionized people's perception of the electric car but it might go either way.
They'd be more successful if he stayed in the background. He's not stable CEO material.
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I don't think so.

Tesla did quite a few things first, but it didn't do them with great quality. Now that Mercedes, Volkswagen Group, BMW, Ford, Toyota, PSA Opel, Jaguar Land Rover, Volvo-Polestar and others are producing PHEVs and Hybrids, they are doing it better and more efficiently.

Tesla cars are badly built and because they lose almost a billion euro a year, every year, their ability to invest in replacements for their Gen 1 models is limited and those cars, especially the Model S and Model X, are dating fast and don't offer the quality and luxury of a Mercedes EQ model or the newly launched Polestar 2, which absolutely spanks the Model 3 on all fronts.

Personally I think they'll end up being acquired by General Motors as a survival move.
Tesla has over 95% of the world's autonomous driving data.
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31-07-2020, 18:05   #132
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I think a few car manufacturers will collapse in 5 to 10 years, and also car parts supply chain manufacturers.

EVs will be cheaper upfront than ICE cars within 5 years and 10% of cost to run. Nobody will pay more for an inferior product.

Apparently car manufacturers make most of their profit from parts and EVs need far less repairs and last longer.

Also, if and it's a big IF, autonomous driving becomes mainstream, then it's game over for lots of car companies and lots of people won't even bother buying cars. This is possible within 10 years.
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Dell is Regeneron AFAIK. Going to save us all from Covid!

https://www.siliconrepublic.com/inno...k-niall-oleary
I thought Dell was nationalised?
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31-07-2020, 18:11   #134
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Siemens

Their ATM reputation does them no favours.

They obviously don't care at all about the low mean time between failure of the aging BOI AIB bank machines etc.
If the ATMs are aging it is because the banks haven’t been replaced them. Not Siemens fault.
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I think print based advertising platforms such as the likes of JC Decuax are going to have problems long term. Businesses that want to run ad campaigns, are going to want a higher hit rate with their target audience and that's more likely via digital means.
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Quite a bit of research done on this. For big brands like Coca Cola or P&G products, good old fashioned out of home advertising like bus stops and billboards as well as TV spots are better value for money, and generate more consumer purchases. Well crafted and targeted digital advertising has its role, but it's not half as effective as you'd presume. A lot of advertising budget has moved back to traditional over the past few years.
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