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by Max Headroom
Sat, 13 Apr 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Leisure Chat, Jokes, Rubbish
Topic: Who wan to buy this lobster/crayfish
Replies: 8
Views: 1433

Re: Who wan to buy this lobster/crayfish

Yeah, welcome back. Want some lobster?
by Max Headroom
Tue, 09 Apr 2019 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Transferwise do cheap transfers but more important can provide US, UK and Aus bank accounts
Replies: 9
Views: 1282

Re: Transferwise do cheap transfers but more important can provide US, UK and Aus bank accounts

I think they work on a tier system; the more you sell, transfer, the lower their cut. And actually, taking a cut is fine, given that they're useful. Indispensable, in fact. But yes, their cut is ever-pushing upwards, undoubtedly because there's no real alternative. They're sort of the Windows amongs...
by Max Headroom
Sun, 07 Apr 2019 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Transferwise do cheap transfers but more important can provide US, UK and Aus bank accounts
Replies: 9
Views: 1282

Re: Transferwise do cheap transfers but more important can provide US, UK and Aus bank accounts

I hate their guts for being a monopolist and for their gouging, but what PayPal does do well is lower the virtual transactions bar. Consumers and merchants are comfortable with PayPal. PayPal makes the online buying process quite a bit more painless than by invoice/bank/even credit card. Those ridic...
by Max Headroom
Fri, 05 Apr 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Events, Gatherings, Making Friends
Topic: Tread for bro/ken he//arts
Replies: 4
Views: 760

Re: Tread for bro/ken he//arts

Nice try but nyet cigar.
by Max Headroom
Fri, 05 Apr 2019 8:46 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Transferwise do cheap transfers but more important can provide US, UK and Aus bank accounts
Replies: 9
Views: 1282

Re: Transferwise do cheap transfers but more important can provide US, UK and Aus bank accounts

PNGMK, yes, that's something that would work for PayPal users, who, as it stands, have no choice but to at some point "send" their USD takings from their USD PayPal account to their non-US bank account. (Those that are non-US residents, that is) PayPal applies a horrendous exchange rate to...
by Max Headroom
Thu, 04 Apr 2019 7:44 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Transferwise do cheap transfers but more important can provide US, UK and Aus bank accounts
Replies: 9
Views: 1282

Re: Transferwise do cheap transfers but more important can provide US, UK and Aus bank accounts

Are you saying that the good people at Transerwise allow third parties to use their bank accounts to route incoming payments? I first spotted Transferwise about 2 years ago; it occurred to me they fill a void traditionally monopolized by banks, remitting companies, PayPal and other highway robbery i...
by Max Headroom
Tue, 02 Apr 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Leisure Chat, Jokes, Rubbish
Topic: Who wan to buy this lobster/crayfish
Replies: 8
Views: 1433

Re: Who wan to buy this lobster/crayfish

Looks like a yabbie to me, a crayfish, rather than a lobster
by Max Headroom
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Events, Gatherings, Making Friends
Topic: Philosophy and Debate Club in Singapore
Replies: 3
Views: 454

Philosophy and Debate Club in Singapore

The age-old question of which came first, the bacterial flagellum or the Type III Secretory System.

OP, it sounds like a decent idea. That said, I'm not sure if pub/philosophy/debate a suitable mix make.
by Max Headroom
Sun, 24 Mar 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Entertainment, Leisure & Sports
Topic: Scuba Diving Clubs
Replies: 42
Views: 15968

Re: Scuba Diving Clubs

Not to worry eh, I'm pretty sure the good folks at Scuba Peeps will come back here and give us the skinny.
by Max Headroom
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Entertainment, Leisure & Sports
Topic: Scuba Diving Clubs
Replies: 42
Views: 15968

Re: Scuba Diving Clubs

Come now, you can do better than that... SCUBA People seems legit... the URL is dodgy because its https. It's a legit outfit, no worries there. And I'd spotted the s issue, no worries there either. What I did find sketchy was the actual post, not only for the fact that it's a spamesque one-liner, b...
by Max Headroom
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Entertainment, Leisure & Sports
Topic: Scuba Diving Clubs
Replies: 42
Views: 15968

Re: Scuba Diving Clubs

Come now, you can do better than that...
by Max Headroom
Sat, 16 Mar 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Expat commuting to work from Johor Bahru
Replies: 146
Views: 272637

Re: Expat commuting to work from Johor Bahru

Bummer. The Macs queue was always free-flow, regardless of the size of the crowds. Well, up until they changed the application location to Orchard Road.

Cheers guys.
by Max Headroom
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Expat commuting to work from Johor Bahru
Replies: 146
Views: 272637

Re: Expat commuting to work from Johor Bahru

By the by, a question for the border-hopping regulars here, I heard that Macs is no more, i.e. that it's no longer in operation. Is this true?

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