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by Iris
6 days ago
Forum: General
Topic: Twitter watch
Replies: 48
Views: 3610

Re: Twitter watch

I was poking around on the site yesterday and found this. I'd never come across it before and love it.
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by Iris
1 month ago
Forum: General
Topic: Twitter watch
Replies: 48
Views: 3610

Re: Twitter watch

Tweet now deleted.
by Iris
1 month ago
Forum: General
Topic: Twitter watch
Replies: 48
Views: 3610

Re: Twitter watch

My bullshit sensors are twitching. There are plenty of suggestions in the Twitter thread that this is not an official response to a request for an absentee ballot but a mailshot by the Trump campaign which, ironically, happens to include an absentee ballot request. If the California address is where...
by Iris
1 month ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: Meanwhile...
Replies: 2295
Views: 128194

Re: Meanwhile...

Lullabelle wrote:
1 month ago
Good morning all, I am now officially half a century old..
You youngster.

(From someone who is officially half a century and 17 days old)

Happy birthday. I hope your day is whatever you want it to be.
by Iris
1 month ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: Meanwhile...
Replies: 2295
Views: 128194

Re: Meanwhile...

The Real Ravenhurst wrote:
1 month ago
Belated Happy Birthday. I trust a good dinner was involved?
Yes thanks. Another one next weekend - we're thinking of the Hawksmoor at Home steak blowout to go with the bottle of self-vintage Barbaresco and one of the bottles of self-vintage port I was given.
by Iris
1 month ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: Meanwhile...
Replies: 2295
Views: 128194

Re: Meanwhile...

My Dad (78) has at last decided it's time to retire from his (unpaid, sometimes just about full-time) cathedral job. I don't suppose he'll retire from the other things he does.

I (50 as of a few days ago) am also looking at how best to move away from full-time work.
by Iris
2 months ago
Forum: General
Topic: In the news...
Replies: 172
Views: 21610

Re: In the news...

Insurance claims might work like this, They don't. And it's me that has worked in insurance, not John. There is no perfect system for assessing student performance, and if memory serves statistical normalisation of grades is a routine part of exam marking, to minimise the risk that this year's exam...
by Iris
3 months ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: This made me laugh.....
Replies: 297
Views: 38050

Re: This made me laugh.....

Joan wrote:
3 months ago
I resorted to Google. I regretted it, it's very clever and I wished I had solved it myself.
My degree was in maths, my professional qualification is mathematical and my entire working life has been spent doing maths. I felt quite dumb when I spotted it.

I think I might try it out on cyclechat...
by Iris
3 months ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: This made me laugh.....
Replies: 297
Views: 38050

Re: This made me laugh.....

Joan wrote:
3 months ago
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That took me longer than it should've done!
by Iris
3 months ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: Meanwhile...
Replies: 2295
Views: 128194

Re: Meanwhile...

We're going on holiday.
by Iris
4 months ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: TV/Streaming shows
Replies: 278
Views: 32228

Re: TV/Streaming shows

Ep6 is brilliant. It guest stars a National Treasure.
by Iris
4 months ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: TV/Streaming shows
Replies: 278
Views: 32228

Re: TV/Streaming shows

Staged. Michael Sheen and David Tennant and friends playing versions of themselves meeting over VC. It's funny, each episode is short and born out of great affection between all the actors.

That, plus Jonathan Creek. Even the very early episodes have aged quite well.
by Iris
4 months ago
Forum: Cycling
Topic: Small lobbying gains or self delusion?
Replies: 38
Views: 3293

Re: Small lobbying gains or self delusion?

I'm often in the Rutabaga camp too, but I will extract it from its envelope.

On the timeline thing, print magazines do often have a long leadin. An article I wrote in the second half of March for my professional mag was finally published a couple of days ago.
by Iris
4 months ago
Forum: General
Topic: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread
Replies: 649
Views: 29590

Re: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread

I never thought one of Busoni's blustering expansions of Bach would be such an emotional experience.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006tny5
by Iris
5 months ago
Forum: Cycling
Topic: Your Ride Today
Replies: 176
Views: 27251

Re: Your Ride Today

Fasted? Really? Why?!

For 100km I'd want to eat well, before, during and after. Personally I'd have gone in the other direction, too. But that's a matter of taste.