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Been shopping this morning
at 12:45 30 May 2020

Social distancing is a thing of the past.

Yes, many people are still trying to do it but in the greengrocers they have a clear one-way system and only 3 in the shop at once but 2 different older ladies physically brushed past me because they couldn't wait for me to pick up a few veg.

Then at Morrisons the shop seemed busier and there were a lot of times where with shoppers in both sides of the aisle people just walked straight down the centre between them/us. Then outside there was a group of older men with scooters (at least 7 of them) and no social distancing at all between them.

If the second wave is not at least as big as the first it will be through good fortune rather than common sense and good judgement.
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Is part of the internet down?
at 11:01 29 May 2020

Am having trouble accessing some sites but not others. Can't get Google and my wife's work site is not accessible either.

Anyone else having trouble or know what's up?
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Maths question
at 18:21 24 May 2020

If every player in the Premier League is receiving 2 tests per week, how many of the Government's daily tests are separate individuals outside this private group?

Or do the Government not count those tests?
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Extended play-offs
at 20:55 20 May 2020

Apologies if already done, I couldn't see a thread on this page and wasn't going to trawl through looking for one.

How do we think it would work? Some ideas I thought of:

7th plays 10th H and A, 8th v 9th the same and the winners play each other. Then 3rd plays 4th H and A while 5th play 6th. Winners of the latter play winners of the 7-10th rounds for right to play winners of 3 v 4 in final.

Mini tournament with leagues of 3rd, 5th, 8th and 10th; 4th, 6th, 7th and 9th. Each team plays each other at neutral venue (1 venue for each league). Winners of the mini leagues play each other in the final.

Some variation of the above themes.

First scenario would see teams play different number of games but maximum of 7 matches - would need around 4 weeks minimum. The higher placed teams play fewer matches but does that mean they risk lack of match fitness when it matters? This format could be abbreviated if all matches are at neutral venues and so only 1 leg.

Second means all teams play the same number of games - 4 for the finalists. It could be done in less than 4 weeks.

I know it is highly unlikely to affect us but I wonder what sort of format it would take and what people would rather see happen.
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Just had a power cut
at 20:41 9 May 2020

About a couple of minutes. Tried to come on again briefly but is back on now.

Not often they happen now.
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Inequality
at 12:39 2 May 2020

A very interesting article much more for who is saying it than what it says (which is interesting). https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/covid-19-shines-a-light-on-inequality-brit
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Shootings in America
at 20:40 1 May 2020

I just heard a thread on social media claiming the virus is a Chinese plot against Trump getting reelected in a golden era of no school shootings and a booming economy. Clearly a ridiculous conspiracy theory rant designed to keep the popular vote for him.

However, it made me decide to look into the school shooting comment. According to Wiki (so maybe not accurate), in April there have been 26 shootings in which 4 or more people were injured. A total of 23 people killed in these incidents.

The last time there was a school listed as far as I can see was Feb 17 Alcorn State University or for a school November 14 at Saugus High School.

If that is what Trump supporters call no school shootings isn't that part of the problem? CNN reported a total of 45 in 46 weeks when the last one quoted above occurred. New York Times lists one on 3 December as "at least the 13th this year" "which have resulted in at least 6 deaths". That last one missed Wiki's list presumably because despite a fatality fewer than 4 people must have been shot. Presumably the lack of school shootings coincides mainly with lockdown.
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Shortest goalkeeper in the top flight
at 18:14 1 May 2020

Found this article interesting.

Two of our keepers get a mention. https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/apr/29/who-is-the-shortest-goalkeeper-
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Icelandic expert opinion
at 21:23 28 Apr 2020

Apologies if already posted but I couldn't see anything about it on a quick scan through.

Fairly damning of the Government's approach: https://uk.yahoo.com/news/coronavirus-widespread-uk-very-start-pandemic-says-gen
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Computer issue
at 13:04 28 Apr 2020

Wonder if someone on here can help.

I keep getting a small electric shock from the USB stick in my port on my laptop.

A quick Google suggests it may be a fault with my power cable and that I might be able to replace it.

Does this sound like the solution or do I need to get more specialist help?

I have just unplugged it and am now running it off the battery and it is not currently giving me a shock at all.
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Very sad
at 09:55 27 Apr 2020

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/two-children-aged-one-and-three-stabbed-to

Made the mistake of reading some of the comments. Tried to reply to "Bet he isn't , this looks like an ethnic incident , different set of rules for them." but the comment "what a sad racist comment" was deleted. I wonder why such a clearly racist and provocative comment is acceptable but that reply is not.
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Priti
at 16:06 25 Apr 2020

Her Maths teacher has done a fantastic job since she was last on.

Must be reassuring to all the NHS she won't forget what you have done even if she did immediately simply move on to the next soundbite.
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Had a begging letter from my old school this morning
at 11:55 25 Apr 2020

They have set up a bursary fund to give grants to families to ensure their children receive and benefit from all the school offers.

I guess they must be high on the priority of some people's needs.

EDIT: Just to clarify this is to help towards school fees for the Trinity term.
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Not so sure about the latest Mr Man book
at 11:53 25 Apr 2020

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/mr-innocent-charged-with-spate-of-london-s
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John Lyall
at 21:40 18 Apr 2020

Just seen Milts' Tweet from an hour ago on the right of the screen. Hadn't seen anything posted about it before. Apologies if I missed the thread.

TWTD.
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A very pleasant individual by all accounts
at 19:10 16 Apr 2020

I read the last line and thought "He realises when he goes out drinking it turns him into a psychotic cocaine dealer" … clearly he isn't those things when he hasn't been drinking!

Sorry, realised I forgot the link! Doh! https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/newsmanchester/jail-for-manchester-motorist-who-d
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Horrendous ad
at 10:33 13 Apr 2020

Phil there is one with that Pukey bloke in their shirt appearing. How do we get rid of it? Absolutely disgusting seeing it even if he has gone from a potentially top Premier League player to one who can't buy a goal.
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Ex-player Liam Craig
at 17:55 1 Apr 2020

PFA Scotland Chairman. Didn't realise that. Remember seeing him around our first team squad.
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What are the supermarkets like?
at 21:25 26 Mar 2020

Going to have to go at some point.

Do I want to eek it out until middle of next week and go during the day or will the weekend be as quiet anyway?
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