Things you've always wanted to know......

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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby mushy on Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:55 pm

southbrishammer wrote:Why do bookmakers stop taking bets on events that are almost certain to happen (e.g. a team is 10 points ahead in the league with 4 games to go)?

Surely that's the best time to make money from gullible idiots.

They dont really though do they?
They just pretend they do for publicity.
Its like when they pay out before the event is finished, like they apparently did a few seasons ago with Man Utd winning the league.
Their liabilities for doing this are normally far less then the amount of publicity they get for such an action.
Believe me, these people are not stupid.
(I speak as an ex employee of Ladbrokes).
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby warp on Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:09 pm

mushy wrote:Believe me, these people are not stupid.
(I speak as an ex employee of Ladbrokes).

which one of those is true then?


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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby mushy on Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:38 pm

warp wrote:which one of those is true then?


:D

Mum's the word.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby mushy on Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:28 pm

sendô wrote:It's bobbins. For a start the regulations do not permit nicking people for 2mph, or 0.28% over the speed limit - that doesn't even allow for margin of error on your speedometer.

Didn't the law change last year so you can get nicked for driving 1mph over speed limit?
And are you sure the WhatsApp thing is bogus?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby sendô on Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:18 am

Rule of thumb.

If it's doing the rounds on whatsapp or facey and claims to be from an "inside source" or similar and is doing a public service then it's a load of flannel.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Hummer_I_mean_Hammer on Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:27 am

sendô wrote:[Rule of thumb

If it's doing the rounds on whatsapp or facey and claims to be from an "inside source" or similar and is doing a public service then it's a load of flannel.


Where did you hear that, FB or twitter?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby sendô on Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:12 pm

It's common sense.

These things are normally set up so that the originator can get a load of likes or subscriptions to their page. More followers equals more money if they're setting up sponsored ads etc.

Facebook is all about companies making money these days, the times of seeing what the fit bird from school looks like now or pictures of what you mate is having for dinner is over.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby -DL- on Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:20 pm

psychoscoredthelot wrote:average speed cameras now working on the M1 & M25

dont go over 72mph or you will get an automatic ticket


This crap going round AGAIN??? :arry:
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby mushy on Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:25 am

There are apparently about 200 different cold virus on the go.
What would happen if you were really unlucky and got all 200 at once?
Would it feel like one massive cold, or would it kill you stone dead, also would it mean that you were now immune from all colds?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Hummer_I_mean_Hammer on Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:50 am

mushy wrote:There are apparently about 200 different cold virus on the go.


I'm surprised there's so few TBH.

mushy wrote:What would happen if you were really unlucky and got all 200 at once? Would it feel like one massive cold, or would it kill you stone dead,


You'd feel really poorly.

mushy wrote:also would it mean that you were now immune from all colds?


Doubt it; I thought that it is constantly evolving, so a new one would come along shortly.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby mushy on Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:22 pm

Hummer_I_mean_Hammer wrote:
Doubt it; I thought that it is constantly evolving, so a new one would come along shortly.


Yes I would have thought so as well, I read online (so it must be true!) that the elderly get far less colds then the young because they have spent their entire lives getting immune from them all.
Young children often get up to 12 a year.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Hummer_I_mean_Hammer on Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:34 pm

mushy wrote:
Yes I would have thought so as well, I read online (so it must be true!) that the elderly get far less colds then the young because they have spent their entire lives getting immune from them all.
Young children often get up to 12 a year.


Don't know how accurate this woud be,

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-03-dont-immune-colds.html

“Anyone who has a cold develops antibodies against the wrong part of the virus, so their immune response fails to protect them. It 'misfires',” explains Rudolf Valenta, head of the research from the University Department of Pathophysiology and Allergy Research at the MedUni Vienna. This could be the reason why humans cannot become immune to colds in the same way as they do with other infectious diseases, such as measles. When someone develops another cold, the antibodies once again attack the wrong part of the virus.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby mushy on Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:37 pm

Interesting, I wonder if that's unique to the cold virus.
So basically you can have exactly the same cold multiple times.
I wonder in that case, how you actually get better.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Joyeux Marteau on Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:29 pm

For those of you that play the excellent game "Full Kit W*nker" why is it always a Liverpool strip?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Crouchend_Hammer on Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:10 pm

mushy wrote:They dont really though do they?
They just pretend they do for publicity.
Its like when they pay out before the event is finished, like they apparently did a few seasons ago with Man Utd winning the league.
Their liabilities for doing this are normally far less then the amount of publicity they get for such an action.
Believe me, these people are not stupid.
(I speak as an ex employee of Ladbrokes).


Bookmakers pay out early for the publicity, knowing full well that a lot of people they pay out to will simply gamble their winnings on something else
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby S-H on Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:53 am

Does hammerman11 actually know who the various players are, that he lists daily, in the transfer thread?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Cuenca 'ammer on Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:06 pm

S-H wrote:Does hammerman11 actually know who the various players are, that he lists daily, in the transfer thread?


no...................

not one iota.......................

I'm convinced..

he either posts what someone else posts or makes it up as he goes along I think..

:D

(or he actually might be Tammy Abraham's agent or mum..........or both....)
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby sendô on Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:40 pm

Cuenca 'ammer wrote:he either posts what someone else posts or makes it up as he goes along I think..

You mean he does the same as 99% of the posts in the transfer thread.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Cuenca 'ammer on Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:00 pm

I actually think that quite few actually research the players that they come up with.

whether or not they are realistic is another thing.

some also post more "wants" or "would love."

I think hammerman11 just repeats the same thing at least 4 times a day picks up on a new name here and there and bangs a constant drum for players who are about the level we have and won't make us better.

Friday it was Loftus Cheek and Batsuayi
all of a sudden he mentions Diawara.
then Marega
then Gomez
then Origi Josh King

all over the place no mention of these until someone chucks a name out there.

some members have been banging on about certain players for ages. he's with whichever way the wind blows, current newspapers or some random poster suggest.

not even anything to back up as to why we should sign these players.

they're just names.

oh and of course Tammy Abrahams.



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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby The Collector on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:17 am

mushy wrote:There are apparently about 200 different cold virus on the go.
What would happen if you were really unlucky and got all 200 at once?
Would it feel like one massive cold, or would it kill you stone dead, also would it mean that you were now immune from all colds?


Your missus would simply accuse you of having man flu.
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