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Positive thread, hobbies, books, films etc

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  1. Murray

    Murray Well-Known Member

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    I recently learned of "TheSunExchange" - it's a company where people can "invest" in solar cells and lease them to schools/hospitals/businesses in South Africa

    For instance there's a project for Woodside Special Care Centre which is a specialised housing center that hosts long-term residents who have severe and profound intellectual and physical disabilities

    For this particular project you buy each cell for £3.95 (there's 8,208 cells total available) and they pay you yearly lease in bitcoin and by the end of the 20 years you should expect about £12 total for each cell

    But they don't pay you the same every year it increases by 2% anually, the first year they're only going to pay you about 40p in Bitcoin

    Obviously it's not really an investment, more a charity than but just as an idea I really liked it
     
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    Gangs of London on Sky / Now TV is really good.
     
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    Chuffed . Actually got my missus to sing and play guitar on a recording for her best mates birthday. Gerry cinnamon cover who her best friend totally loves. Was a fun project that she really enjoyed. Total positive and something we wouldnt have done under any other normal circamstances.
     
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    Sounds great - do we get to hear this? :)

    in the meantime - this one always cheers me up
     
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    Grateful Irish honour their Famine debt to Choctaw tribe

    "Funds for native American tribes who have been badly hit by coronavirus are flooding in from Ireland as they repay a debt dating back to the 19th-century famine.

    At least 41 people have fallen victim to Covid-19 in the Navajo Nation, which straddles parts of Utah, Arizona and New Mexico.

    The rise in cases is partly attributed to a water crisis.

    An estimated 40pc of the Navajo do not have running water at home, and a drought in the south-west exacerbated the crisis.

    As the pandemic intensified, the Navajo and Hopi families set up a GoFundMe campaign to raise cash to pay for bottled water. Already more than $1.3m (€1.2m) has been raised, with donations flooding in from Ireland.

    The generosity dates back to a gesture made in March 1847 when the Choctaw tribe, which was gradually re-establishing itself in Oklahoma having been ousted from its ancestral lands in Mississippi, heard of the Great Famine.

    Meeting in a building in Skullyville, Oklahoma, the Choctaw were asked to dig deep for people miles away they had never met. They did and the donations poured in.

    Now, 173 years later, the gesture is being repaid with donors from Ireland."

    "The Choctaw and Navajo people helped the Irish during the Great Famine, despite their own suffering," wrote Michael Corkery, who donated $200.

    "When I learned about it, I never forgot it. It's history now, but we are still grateful. Thank you!" - https://www.independent.ie/world-ne...ir-famine-debt-to-choctaw-tribe-39178123.html
     
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    MLB network on youtube. Im no baseball fan but that might be changing. This is some of the best no bs sports analysis Ive come across. MLB STUDIO 42 is another way to search. Im passing a bit of time understanding baseball pitching. I like deep sports terminology more than I like sport nowadays I think, so any good links for that would be welcome.
     
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    Been watching Brooklyn 99 for the first time. Easy viewing relaxed kind of humour.

    Prior to that I watched 'After Life' with Ricky Gervais - didn't quite work for me - liked the nihilistic black humour to start with, then it all got sentimental.
     
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    This fortnight in the kitchen:

    3 loaves of bread
    lemon curd
    rhubarb and orange cake
    lemon drizzle cake
    banana cake
    Victoria sponge and cream
    orange cake with orange butter cream

    my diet is nuked
     
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    Absolutely loved After Life!
     
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    Try Moneyball the book - the films ok but it doesnt really capture the statistical edge.
     
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    Nice idea that rake. You should kickstarter it.
     
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    I've developed a bias against 3d printing

    My mums partner took it up as a hobby and my god he 3d prints the most random useless things

    You see them and you want to say "why have you made this abomination?" but you have to say "yes, very nice"

    The rake and the way it fits on a club is smart though
     
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    Ive always wanted to try macro photography. My first attempt from this morning, and indeed first real go other that point and click ever really. DSC00518-2.jpg DSC00500.jpg DSC00360.jpg DSC00331.jpg DSC00247.jpg DSC00232.jpg DSC00214.jpg DSC00301.jpg DSC00213.jpg DSC00212.jpg
     
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