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    SABC warns of impending blackout possibility

    Take another step towards sinking the country so that old people can watch soaps. Yeah, no.
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    Is the world flat or round?

    Whatever you say, shill.
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    Is the world flat or round?

    Pretty much seems to be the case, if what Shauny says is true. And all this must then be the will of God. So Shauny going against it by trying to convince people of the truth is him going against the will of God.
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    A major shortage of computer skills has hit South African banks hard

    Negative, not one of the new guys but also not one of the big guys.
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    A major shortage of computer skills has hit South African banks hard

    The more boutique banks have you covered on all but the increases. Our client base is the higher end of the market and we're getting hammered. Devs get to choose highend Dell or Macbook. Running modern stacks and frameworks, open to selection by devs as long as they make a plan to support or...
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    2019 Salary Increase

    5% increase for me. Can't complain really as most of the banks aren't quite hitting that and my base salary is fairly good. After SARS takes its cut, inflation is definitely felt though.
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    I want to be an audiophile

    The biggest problem with getting higher quality audio gear, I find, is that it entirely ruins the bottom end for you. TV audio used to be okay for me back in the day. Now, even entry level home theaters in a box units sound pretty damn awful. To the point that they detract from the experience...
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    I want to be an audiophile

    First, you need to cultivate a healthy air of superiority. Secondly, you need to build the lexicon - use blatantly bullshit phrases to describe how the 99.999% silver interconnects between your petrified-wood-based turntable, soviet-era valve amp and granite speakers, fashioned by nubile maidens...
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    Homeloan Interest Rates

    If that happens at any sort of scale, the entire economy will implode within a matter of weeks. Your outstanding bond will be the least of your concerns.
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    Homeloan Interest Rates

    I'm looking at buying. There are interesting products if you know where to look and what to ask for, which allows for no more risk than being black listed. And my feeling is that if the country goes wrong end up with expropriation without compensation, or implodes economically, they can black...
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    Homeloan Interest Rates

    I build the software that the bankers and the credit desk uses in home loan applications and I attend their credit forums fairly regularly. Trust me, the bankers have to justify lower interest rates than what the models pop out at default.
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    Homeloan Interest Rates

    Yip. They're there to make a profit. The bankers/sales people will try and get the lowest rate they can in order to land the deal. Credit will push for as high a rate as they think they can get away with, in order to grow the book.
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    Buying a house....

    Yes, Investec still regularly hits into the negatives. -1.5 is particularly good but -1 isn't unusual.
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    Nvidia's RTX graphics cards aren't very popular

    Thought Tesla P100 supported FP16 as well? Still, your point stands.
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    Life was better before the mine opened: Hard times hit mining villages

    How can things be bad? They've been effectively decolonised and they have land, so surely this is Elysium for them?
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    Runflat tyre question

    Cool. Go look up the OEM tyre list for a 3 series and find one that isn't a run flat. Go on, I'll wait.
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    Runflat tyre question

    Obviously this excludes BMWs where the factory tyres aren't run flats.
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    Runflat tyre question

    Insurance companies check performance rating on your tires. Not aware of any check saying it needs to be a run flat, but they do say it needs to be within spec for the car, so I guess if they want to be pedantic...
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    Runflat tyre question

    Sure. I'll find the email from BMW when I threw me toys about how shitty the tires are that came on the car. They told me I simply need to deal.
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    Runflat tyre question

    BMW voids warranty and motorplan if you don't fit OEM tires. Which sucks, because run flats are pretty meh, nevermind expensive. 5k for a front tire, 6k for a rear on my car.
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