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How excited do you reckon Mark Ashton must be feeling this morning? (n/t)
at 09:35 16 Oct 2021

He's bigger than he looks in those trousers.
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Some lives matter more than others.
at 09:35 16 Oct 2021

Also the fact that this is not only the murder of a man, but also an attack against the whole system of open, accessible democracy in this country.

Which, despite its flaws, is a good deal better than many systems in operation around the world* and worthy of defending.


* Even as an Anarchist, the aim is for more openness, greater access and more extensive, localised democracy, rather than something fundamentally different.
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How excited do you reckon Mark Ashton must be feeling this morning? (n/t)
at 09:22 16 Oct 2021

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Pitch sizes...
at 09:20 16 Oct 2021

Tho the boundary of a cricket pitch varies hugely - sometimes adjusted from match to match depending upon the format. While the overall dimensions of a football pitch may vary, certain other distances remain, such as the 6-yard box or the penalty spot.

Basically it's a factor of sometimes ancient sporting fields - older than the codification of rules themselves - still being in use today.
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The Secrets Of Quantum Physics was only two episodes, sadly
at 20:03 14 Oct 2021

Also, read XKCD (online cartoon) if you don't already.
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The Secrets Of Quantum Physics was only two episodes, sadly
at 20:01 14 Oct 2021

Nope, can't get it to work. Just go on YouTube and search "Scott Manley".
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The Secrets Of Quantum Physics was only two episodes, sadly
at 19:51 14 Oct 2021

Yes it is Scott Manley.
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The Secrets Of Quantum Physics was only two episodes, sadly
at 19:41 14 Oct 2021

This chap's YouTube channel. Was originally mostly about gaming, but has lots of short episodes on space and science topics.

Edit (bluddy useless ...) Search for Scott Manley on YouTube.

[Post edited 14 Oct 19:51]
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Update on policing re Hungarian hoolies
at 10:38 14 Oct 2021

Is that from the new series of Thin Blue Line? Sure that's Rowan Atkinson on the right.
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Any plumbers in the house?
at 09:55 14 Oct 2021

If it's leaking from the radiator itself, or from the connections at either end, turn both valves fully off (you may need pliers or grips for the one without the thremostat). Tho that won't help if leaking from the joint between the valves and the pipes.
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Thoughtful piece on WFH, productivity and hours worked
at 14:07 13 Oct 2021

That ain't working, that's the way you do it
Banging on a keyboard like a chimpanzee
Maybe get a blister on your index finger
Maybe get a blister on your thumb
Stick something in the microwave oven
Order Amazon delivery
See what's in the refrigerator
Check out that daytime TV
Money for surfing and your clicks for free
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At Last... A Practical Solution To Rising Sea Levels
at 10:04 13 Oct 2021

What happens when the ice melts and, relieved of the weight, Greenland begins to rise will cause your jaw to drop!

[accompanied by photo of skimpily-clad polar bear]
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Paul Merson - Gambling and me
at 13:40 12 Oct 2021

I knew a retired couple (they're both gone now) who used to bet on horses every day. Only small amounts, often on accumulators. They had the occasional decent win, paid for a few nights out. But it was much a way of keeping their minds active, studying the form and following particular jockeys or trainers. Also something to look forward to each day, finding out the results.
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Annoying Elon Musk scam emails
at 13:27 12 Oct 2021

Don't think so. This was on a different email than the one I use for anything TWTD related.
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I thought our History Denialists fighting the "War on Woke" were bad..
at 13:25 12 Oct 2021

'... respected those who were there ...'

Gmpf.
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I thought our History Denialists fighting the "War on Woke" were bad..
at 13:23 12 Oct 2021

Perhaps more significant than the technology was the military approach of the Europeans. They came from a background of dense, even surplus population, where wars were fought to ruthlessly defeat opponents, involving great brutality not only upon the battlefield, but also against civilians and the destruction of infrastructure (c.f. the Spanish-Dutch wars, the French and German wars of religion, the Thirty Years War).

Contrast this with a low level, tribal style of fighting, which tends to be more about status and personal prowess, but without risking your own population base by incurring severe casualties (thus not inflicting so many, either). A small tribal or clan unit losing too many people risks its own economic viability.

It wasn't just the Europeans, mind. The Aztecs and the Zulu both did something similar to gain their superiority.
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Drink driving verdict
at 11:19 12 Oct 2021

Friend of mine was following a car once. All over the road, erratic speeding up and slowing down, eventually crashed. Driver was uncoordinated and incoherent. Mate was all ready to have a go at him for being drunk. Turned out to be a diabetic emergency, bloke had suddenly fallen ill at the wheel.
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Drink driving verdict
at 11:01 12 Oct 2021

That was the problem - she did.
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Drink driving verdict
at 09:59 12 Oct 2021

The other driver's testimony suggests she might have had something to drink - but is not conclusive about how much and if still legal. Whereas the friend's one purports to explain why she was so massively over the limit when tested an hour later.
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Drink driving verdict
at 09:51 12 Oct 2021

Tho in this case she has a friend who was prepared to testify her account is correct. Whether true or not, it adds weight to the defence.
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