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Joined on: Sunday, 23rd December 2001, 02:26, Last used: Friday, 6th September 2013, 05:47

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About this user: 13.5 stones of wit

This user has posted a total of 13540 messages. On average, since joining, this user has posted 1.93 messages a day, or 13.52 messages a week. In the last 30 days, this user has posted 48 messages, which is on average 1.6 messages a day.

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RE: Honey I'm Home

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"Us males of the species are notoriously bad at self monitoring and doctors."

I can personally verify this. I'm terrible for going to the docs just in case they actually find something.

Glad you're back with us, and hopefully on the mend. I can sort of relate to your situation with regards to how suddenly this can spring up on you.

After I turned 45 I had a getting old check up and was told my BP was a bit high. Heart & everything else was fine, just the pressure was up a bit. Was given 5mg Amlodipine once a day and started taking that daily, but being a blokey-bloke, didn't change anything else (diet, lifestyle, several beers over the weekend). A checkup a year later and the BP was just as high, so he upped the dosage to 10mg, and I tried to cut some things out . (Haven't had a proper coffe in years and only drink caffiene free coke, still can't get my head around salad though).

After the  stress of last march/April, when Annie apparenty caught the 'Rona, my BP was levelling about 150/95, which isn't good, but better than it was. Then about July I had a proper scary moment when I got realy spacey at work and felt a rush of something to the head. I called 111 and they told me to get to casualty as soon as poss, where I was measured at 190/110, which is bad.

Several slaps on the wrist later, from family & medical professionals, I've managed to reign myself in and get that crap under control. Completey cut out the booze and a slightly better diet. BP this morning was a respectable 135/85. Still a bit high but way out of the danger zone I was in a few months ago.

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RE: [VIDEO] Wandavision (and others)

Bottle, more or less. Exposition & performance. Nice to see how we got to this point, but yeah, felt kinda lacking. (Apart from Ms Olsen's performance, again.)

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RE: [VIDEO] The Biden Presidency 2021

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Si Wooldridge says...
"Any new footage of those sites to back that up?"

It's essentially the same video as before, but as it's nowthis, there's extra images and music.

https://fb.watch/3VdI7zLPMj/

Intersting to note, though, is the forced passion by the Fox news reporter about the centres now Biden has re-opened them for a different purpose, when they were deathly silent about them when Trump was using them to keep kids in limbo before turning them back.

FWIW, I'm, not in support of the centres at all, but at least they're being used for something more positive than their intended use, and the sooner they're shut down (with other provisions put in place) the better.




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RE: [VIDEO] The Biden Presidency 2021

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Si Wooldridge says...
"Good to see that normal service has been resumed:"

One thing that always bemused me about Trump's constant tweeting about everything and anything was his glaring omission of anything regarding military action.

Turns out that was deliberate. Aside from the fact the amount of drone strikes ordered by Trump far outstripped Obama's count (which he was oft vilified for), but Trump also reversed an executive order put in place by his predecessor regarding the reporting of drone strike deaths.

So it's not a case of normal service being resumed. It never stopped, we're just hearing more about it.


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RE: [VIDEO] The Biden Presidency 2021

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Robee J Shepherd says...
"And opening up the child detention camps..."

One of the shills from Fox tried that with Jen the other day. But the amazing Ms Psaki was having none of it.

(tl;dr they've re-opened existing facilities but stripped them out so that they're covid-compliant. Another big difference is the kids aren't turned back as soon as they're processed)




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RE: Post Trump fallout

Yep,  & therein lies the suspicion of nefarious misdeeds.

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RE: Post Trump fallout

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Si Wooldridge says...
"It'll set an interesting precedent for Presidents"

Every President for the last 40 years has willingly given up their tax returns for examination upon taking office. Trump has so passionately refused to do the same there's no wonder so much interest has grown around 'what is he trying to hide?'

Well, they're getting 8 years' worth, from way before he even started thinking about running for office. Whatever he's been so shy about is about to be laid bare, and you know he's nervous, hence all the claims of 'witch hunt'.


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RE: Mars

Watched the NASA feeds live as it tocuhed down. Must be very odd waiting for all that telemetry to come in, knowing everything already happened 11 minutes ago.

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RE: [VIDEO] Wandavision (and others)

Wanda Maximoff standalone movie?

The show has proved she's got the chops to handle a vehicle on her own. Interesting take from that article is that WV is actually a prelude to Dr Strange 2.

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RE: [VIDEO] Wandavision (and others)

A very Marvel-Learned friend of mine threw some hypotheses out about two big reveals coming this episode, and I'm jealous that she was right about both of them

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RE: Post Trump fallout

6 capitol police officers suspended without pay and another 29  under investigation following the Jan 6th insurrection.

Hopefully the investigation will continue up the line to find out why they were so understaffed despite the scale of the protests being known so well in advance.

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RE: EA has completed their Codemasters acquisition

Now this is a fascinating list. Apart from the comfy nostalgia, it's a good indication how quickly we went from outdated blocky BASIC-based games to what are still considered relevant consoles today. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Codemasters_video_games

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RE: What are you reading thread

I crammed the first book before watching the film, which may have been a mistake as the movie departs from the source material to such an extreme in places that it became distracting, and drew actual protests about the portrayal of the female characters. (Samantha is depicted as 'Rubenesque' in the books, but is played by Olivia Cooke in the movie, who isn't).

But, it's a Spielberg flick, and he knows what sells, plus Ernest was on set to sign off on the changes so it gets a begrudging pass.

The book might be worth another pass, but as I mentioned, you'd have to have more than a passing familiarity with some of the story's focal points, which in this case may be too niche to have as widespread an appeal as the original.

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RE: What are you reading thread

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Robee J Shepherd says...
"I finished Ready Player One a few months ago, I'm not a big reader, so it's rare any book engulfs me so obsessively, but this one did."

I just finished Ready Player Two, and boy oh boy it's a struggle.

Short synopsis, the book starts a few weeks after the end of book one and immediately negates the happy ending of the first's movie adaptation.

Wade finds another message from Halliday regarding another piece of tech to enable users to log into the OASIS, the ONI, a fully-immersive rig that fits on the head and interfaces with the user's brain directly, allowing the user to experience real touch, taste, sounds and smells without the need for a haptic suit or immersion rig.

Wade is enthused with the new tech, but Samantha (Art3mis) has severe reservations about allowing that much control being handed over to an unknown machine. 

As the High 5 are now in charge of Gregarious Games, they vote on it, and Samantha is the only voice of dissent, leading to her breaking up with Wade and starting to travel the world, helping out the less fortunate (carried over from the first book.)

However, once logged in, Wade gets another invitation from Anorak (Halliday's avatar) to find seven crystal shards hidden throughout the Oasis, although the potential reward is a little vague.

But it's when he starts on the quest that the story gets bogged down in Ernest Cline's own personal wish list of things he knows well. Unless you're as big a fan as he is of John Hughes' movies, Prince (TAFKAP) and the Simarillion, you're going to find yourself losing interest quickly.

The story flows well, but it takes the time to introduce new and potentially interesting characters, but then largely ignores them while they're sent on a potentially more interesting quest which we know nothing about until they show up near the ending, Deus ex machina banners flowing proudly behind them.

Clumsy foreshadowing, dull storytelling, and an epilogue out of nowhere makes this one to read only if you've really exhausted all your other books during lockdown. 


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RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

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Si Wooldridge says...
"Where there are valid exemptions, you will always have people trying to pull a fast one.  That's just life."

Our official guidance at work is if a customer comes up to the counter without a mask, we are to ask that they put one on. 

If they haven't got one, we provide one (cheapy blue disposable thing)

If they just refuse to wear one, we tell them to leave and we'll serve them outside (we did this for everyone for a couple of months after re-opening). If they kick up a fuss about this then we just ask them to leave full stop.

If they're wearing an exemption lanyard, that's fair enough.

If they blurt out 'I'm exempt' like a well-rehearsed mantra that means nothing, then we're to just accept it and not challenge them, even if we know they're talking out of their backsides.


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RE: [VIDEO] Wandavision (and others)

I was going to mention the Kick-Ass reference, but they beat me to it

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RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

One of our drivers had the jab on Friday afternoon, and he reacted adversely. He's getting on a bit, and in his words, it 'knocked him for six'. He took a couple of days off (me out on the trucks again - yippee) but he's back in today. Little out of breath but he's the kind of chap who won't let something like that stop him from working.

We're keeping a close eye on him and he seems to be improving as the day goes on. His wife had the same jab at the same time and had no ill effects whatsoever.

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RE: Post Trump fallout

Here's an interesting article by Jay Kuo about the lengths the GOP are going to in an attempt to steal the 2022 mid-terms. God forbid they should ever try to win on ethics & morals alone.
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RE: Post Trump fallout

So, Trump is aquitted, but on a technicality. After the aquittal, hypocrote McConnell makes a grand speech about how guilty Trump was, and that he most certainly did invoke the insurrection, and incite the mob to violence, but he couldn;t be convicted because he wasn't a sitting President when the impeachment was held

But the articles of Impeachment were brought before McConnell on the 15th, and he refused to accept them because he himself had shut down the senate as it was 'so close to the inauguration'.

Supreme Justice Barrett was confirmed in less time.







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RE: Post Trump fallout

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Si Wooldridge says...
"Whataboutism..."

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Si Wooldridge says...
" hypocrites involved on either side of the aisle... "

You said it



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RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

My mum (just over 70) still hasn't got her appointment yet, but a work colleague (about 30, but has a congenital heart defect from birth) is getting his in a couple of weeks. Which suits me fine as he's one of the drivers and as as he's been isolating since before xmas, I've had to drive in his place, which I hate.

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RE: Post Trump fallout

(comparative citation needed)

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RE: Post Trump fallout



I don't care if an Impeachment isn't bound by the same rules as a conventional court case. This is a glaring conflict of interest & they should be disqualified immediately.
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RE: [VIDEO] Star Wars spin-off series The Mandalorian

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Robee J Shepherd says...
"comparing anti-Republicanism"

It's actually remarkably galling to hear Republicans and their supporters whining so loudly about how awfully they're being 'treated' by the Biden administration, when they've essentially wielded the majority of the power for the last 12 years, a lot of the time gleefully and vocally revelling in stifling Obama for the first 8.

It's been less than 4 weeks of having the tables turned and now they're suffering worse than those that were interred at Auschwitz?

Screw that b*tch


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This item was edited on Friday, 12th February 2021, 15:08

RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

Sadly, we've been going back to work since week 3.5, which normally wouldn't be a problem. Unfortunately, we've had quite a bit of snow recently, and, well...



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RE: [VIDEO] Star Wars spin-off series The Mandalorian

A shame, as I found her character to be a real asset to the series. Just a shame she's a Trump-supporting moron behind the scenes.  

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RE: [VIDEO] Sonic The Hedgehog (2019) - Official Trailer

Actually enjoyed the first one. Carrey hams it up to the point of annoyance, but that's his shtick anyway. Lots of pointless filler to pad out the run time, but like the Detective Pikachu movie, it's a surprisingly well done movie.

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RE: Post Trump fallout

Second impeachment proceedings underay. the evidence is incontroverable. But of course, the GOP will only act to serve their own interests.

https://www.facebook.com/579515442/videos/10157446047565443/

https://www.facebook.com/nycjayjay/videos/10157446092435443/


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RE: [VIDEO] The Biden Presidency 2021

Wrong thread

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RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

And that's the thing with conspiracy theorists. It's twee and mildly humourous when they continually bang on about harmless garbage like chemtrails & flat earth theories, but they also tend to embrace all conspiracies. Anti-vaxxing & the spreading of dangerous connected misinformation being one of them. 

Bandi, man to man, keep that s*** to yourself. You can bounce that unintelligible garbage around your own online echo chamber of choice, but it should be painfully obvious to you by now that not one person here either cares about, nor has EVER cared in any serious way about some of the stuff you dump onto your keyboard. You are not going to change our minds so please stop trying.

It's your only fault here, as far as I can see. other than that you seem to be a nice guy, don't spoil it by bringing the banhammer upon yourself.

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