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Lazarus wrote: I didn't know they had Littlewoods in Italy!!!! How'd i miss you where in Italy? What part?
north east... not far from venice. I've been pioneering data entry from a gondola
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This is the common misconception I hear from most people who don't live here. In reality, the weather here can be equally grim... today was the first sunny day for weeks and yesterday was really foggy (and I mean visibility of 50 yards) followed by it absolutely pissing it down from early evening till the small hours. Certainly, it can be excessively hot in the height of summer, mostly due to the extreme humidity, but it can also be extremely cold, again thanks to the extreme humidity. Some colleagues in London were whining on the other day because it was minus something or other there... it was minus two degrees colder here that day.

I'm not complaining. I like it here but it's not all dolce vita.
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FuB wrote:
Lazarus wrote:
FuB wrote:
Lazarus wrote: I didn't know they had Littlewoods in Italy!!!! How'd i miss you where in Italy? What part?
north east... not far from venice. I've been pioneering data entry from a gondola
Lucky bastard.......... Oh to have the sun shine on us!
This is the common misconception I hear from most people who don't live here. In reality, the weather here can be equally grim... today was the first sunny day for weeks and yesterday was really foggy (and I mean visibility of 50 yards) followed by it absolutely pissing it down from early evening till the small hours. Certainly, it can be excessively hot in the height of summer, mostly due to the extreme humidity, but it can also be extremely cold, again thanks to the extreme humidity. Some colleagues in London were whining on the other day because it was minus something or other there... it was minus two degrees colder here that day.

I'm not complaining. I like it here but it's not all dolce vita.
Long skinny country on the Med too, yeah... so I suppose there's a great deal of variation from the north where the mountains are and the south...???

That's not a statement, as I don't know... only ever been to Milan for a couple nights... it's just an assumption on my part, knowing a little of it's geography...
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If this is the Brexit, where's the Brentrance?

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Alfonso Bedoya wrote:
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Lazarus wrote:
FuB wrote:
Lazarus wrote: I didn't know they had Littlewoods in Italy!!!! How'd i miss you where in Italy? What part?
north east... not far from venice. I've been pioneering data entry from a gondola
Lucky bastard.......... Oh to have the sun shine on us!
This is the common misconception I hear from most people who don't live here. In reality, the weather here can be equally grim... today was the first sunny day for weeks and yesterday was really foggy (and I mean visibility of 50 yards) followed by it absolutely pissing it down from early evening till the small hours. Certainly, it can be excessively hot in the height of summer, mostly due to the extreme humidity, but it can also be extremely cold, again thanks to the extreme humidity. Some colleagues in London were whining on the other day because it was minus something or other there... it was minus two degrees colder here that day.

I'm not complaining. I like it here but it's not all dolce vita.
Long skinny country on the Med too, yeah... so I suppose there's a great deal of variation from the north where the mountains are and the south...???

That's not a statement, as I don't know... only ever been to Milan for a couple nights... it's just an assumption on my part, knowing a little of it's geography...
The whole backbone of Italy is mountainous... so there are mountains everywhere from north to south. You're, of course, meaning the Alps and they certainly have an effect on the climate here. It's not due to altitude - I'm about 8 metres above sea level - but due to being in the flood plain of many, many rivers coming straight off the Alps. It's humid as fuck here so it feels both hotter and colder than it is. In the south, it's inevitably much hotter but much less humid and, thus, much more tolerable.

If you get the opportunity to visit Italy again, definitely do so and you will fast realise that Milan is at the shitty end of the spectrum.
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The south is the poorer part of the country, isn't it? And generally more crazy and fun
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Sid wrote:The south is the poorer part of the country, isn't it? And generally more crazy and fun
Yeah. There's certainly a more relaxed and carefree lifestyle - and they do like a party - but it does include all the organised crime syndicates, such as the camorra, 'ndrangheta and, well, the sicilian mafia... so it's not all beer and skittles.

The country is ridiculously divided, though. The so-called north-south divide in England is nothing compared to the way things are here. There's an active movement in the northern, richer areas to split away from the rest of the country. Where I live, it's easily the most powerful political movement and it's truly scary.
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Yeah, bit like London wanting to split from England, Britain?

Tbf though the north south divide is pretty big here. Even I was shocked the other day when I read the disparity in wages between where I used to live and the average down south - it's hundreds of pounds. That results in a different outlook, lifestyle, everything.
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I think you have to be here and live here to truly understand the differences. I don't wish to suggest that the north-south divide isn't real and pretty stark, but the sense of provincialism in Italy is on a whole different level. Italy doesn't really exist. The first allegiance an Italian has is to family, then to the village, town, part of city, whatever. Then the region. The notion of being an Italian only occurs outside of Italy or if there's a international football match, or other international sport, on. The Italian language is almost certainly an Italian's second language after the dialect they will speak at home and dialects can vary quite heavily within distances as short as 20km.
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Alfonso Bedoya wrote:This is a post from Laz...

"Crossing the border over here everyday would make life a pain in the hole again. I don't see them pulling out, the last thing Britian needs is to stand even more alone in the world. It'll probably go like the Scotland Ref.

As for the driverless taxis I haven't seen much about them, but i talked to a guy who works for a company developing a software system that all cars will run, that limits the speed your car will drive at so that you can't beat the speed limit on any given road. That sounds fucking awful."


And my reply...

Can't see that happening... driving down a country road, behind a tractor or slow driver, and you need to overtake?...

But yeah... they're trialing the driverless taxis now... I'm convinced the driverless freight transport is next... it would save business billions...

......................

Sorry Coop... I was replying to your post, quoted it, replied, and somehow fucked it up... not sure how...but ended up deleting the fuckin thing...

I couldn't "undo" it... but back-paged until I could copy and paste...

sorry mate... must do better...

:(

Danni will be claiming your rampant censorship took you over again. Can't help yourself. :))

As for driving slow behind tractors and slow drivers, you've no idea, just spent 20 mins behind some old duffer driving a 20 mph and had no chance to pass him. The upside is i go with it now rather than nearly exploding.

Fuck I never thought about us, no more £10 day trips on the enterprise, need passports and security checks? They'd probably bring out a British passport with a Northern Ireland addendum, different colour or extra pages or something, the same way it says "and Northern Ireland" now on the British ones, be a logistical nightmare.

I really don't think it'll happen because the world is a much less certain place at the minute and standing on your own in it is a scary thing to have to do. If anything i think the Ref will cause damaging splits all throughout the country for months only for it to change nothing. And the establishment of border controls here will only incite a whole pile of bollocks again over a divided land. (and we really don't need that again).

The guards and the Irish Army will make a change from the UDR
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redzebs wrote:
Lazarus wrote:
redzebs wrote:
Lazarus wrote:
Alfonso Bedoya wrote:This is a post from Laz...

"Crossing the border over here everyday would make life a pain in the hole again. I don't see them pulling out, the last thing Britian needs is to stand even more alone in the world. It'll probably go like the Scotland Ref.

As for the driverless taxis I haven't seen much about them, but i talked to a guy who works for a company developing a software system that all cars will run, that limits the speed your car will drive at so that you can't beat the speed limit on any given road. That sounds fucking awful."


And my reply...

Can't see that happening... driving down a country road, behind a tractor or slow driver, and you need to overtake?...

But yeah... they're trialing the driverless taxis now... I'm convinced the driverless freight transport is next... it would save business billions...

......................

Sorry Coop... I was replying to your post, quoted it, replied, and somehow fucked it up... not sure how...but ended up deleting the fuckin thing...

I couldn't "undo" it... but back-paged until I could copy and paste...

sorry mate... must do better...

:(

Danni will be claiming your rampant censorship took you over again. Can't help yourself. :))

As for driving slow behind tractors and slow drivers, you've no idea, just spent 20 mins behind some old duffer driving a 20 mph and had no chance to pass him. The upside is i go with it now rather than nearly exploding.

Fuck I never thought about us, no more £10 day trips on the enterprise, need passports and security checks? They'd probably bring out a British passport with a Northern Ireland addendum, different colour or extra pages or something, the same way it says "and Northern Ireland" now on the British ones, be a logistical nightmare.

I really don't think it'll happen because the world is a much less certain place at the minute and standing on your own in it is a scary thing to have to do. If anything i think the Ref will cause damaging splits all throughout the country for months only for it to change nothing. And the establishment of border controls here will only incite a whole pile of bollocks again over a divided land. (and we really don't need that again).

The guards and the Irish Army will make a change from the UDR

The Gardi are fucking wankers, i've had a few run ins with them. The PSNI are like if Carlsberg did law enforcement now tbf.
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