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by Rutabaga
1 month ago
Forum: General
Topic: Buying an ex-rental car
Replies: 2
Views: 169

Re: Buying an ex-rental car

Sorry Mr P, I'm only breaking the silence to say that I have been out of the car-owning world for years now, so the anxiety about future unexpected repair/MOT shocks/bills is something I'm very glad to be liberated from. Having said that, I'd have thought the dealer should have been honest about the...
by Rutabaga
1 month ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: Meanwhile...
Replies: 2295
Views: 126947

Re: Meanwhile...

Congratulations Lullabelle, and happy birthday!
by Rutabaga
1 month ago
Forum: General
Topic: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread
Replies: 649
Views: 29168

Re: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread

@Regulator did you hit "edit" instead of "reply"? Not much to add, except some services will be a long wait under the NHS. There is a huge wait for ophthalmological treatments across London. I know someone paying for her own cataract surgery in North London, and Chelsea & Westminster are rescheduli...
by Rutabaga
1 month ago
Forum: General
Topic: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread
Replies: 649
Views: 29168

Re: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread

Thanks @Regulator , that's very helpful.
by Rutabaga
1 month ago
Forum: General
Topic: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread
Replies: 649
Views: 29168

Re: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread

So if someone needed surgery (life-changing but not life-saving), but the NHS waiting list, for understandable reasons, was a year or so, but there was the option to go private except that it would mean a big credit-card debt and going against deepy-held principles, what would you do? (Asking for a ...
by Rutabaga
1 month ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: TV/Streaming shows
Replies: 278
Views: 32069

Re: TV/Streaming shows

The Real Ravenhurst wrote:
1 month ago
I loved Six Feet Under. I have favourite deaths.
And it had the best opening sequence and music. I didn't see all that many after the first series, so I'm really looking forward to winter evening viewing.
by Rutabaga
1 month ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: Meanwhile...
Replies: 2295
Views: 126947

Re: Meanwhile...

Radio 4 is serialising a reading of Elena Ferrante's new book The Lying Lies of Adults. I've not read any of her stuff, although I've heard radio readings and dramatisations - it seems OK, although I can't see what people get so excited about really. Unfortunately the current reading is ruined for m...
by Rutabaga
2 months ago
Forum: General
Topic: Twitter watch
Replies: 48
Views: 3534

Re: Twitter watch

Greater love hath no man but that he give up his expensive wing mirror for the sake of a hate campaign.
by Rutabaga
2 months ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: TV/Streaming shows
Replies: 278
Views: 32069

Re: TV/Streaming shows

Nostalgia in lockdown has got the better of me. I don't do streaming, but I have a dvd player, and am midway through the entire run of The Good Wife. To be followed by Six Feet Under.
by Rutabaga
2 months ago
Forum: General
Topic: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread
Replies: 649
Views: 29168

Re: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread

I can't 'like' that post, Sonic, but I agree with it. Now that there are hospitals that are, apparently, cleaned-down covid-free zones, and people are being encouraged to resume work, school, and using public transport, I really hope the health service starts to pick up seeing those who have been wa...
by Rutabaga
2 months ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: TV/Streaming shows
Replies: 278
Views: 32069

Re: TV/Streaming shows

I sat down to watch Gravity tonight, but I'm afraid I only managed 20 minutes. Very dull. I just didn't care what happened to them, unfortunately.
by Rutabaga
2 months ago
Forum: General
Topic: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread
Replies: 649
Views: 29168

Re: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread

Well done, Sonic. At least some routine surgery seems to be being done. I have personal experience that some clinics round here are simply closed, no one is being seen, and the wait for routine but life-changing surgery now stands at at least a year :-(
by Rutabaga
2 months ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: This made me laugh.....
Replies: 297
Views: 37792

Re: This made me laugh.....

Seen on Twitter:

"People weren’t able to drive during lockdown so I’ve written an algorithm to send speeding tickets to random drivers based on historic speeding records in their area."
by Rutabaga
2 months ago
Forum: General
Topic: In the news...
Replies: 172
Views: 21505

Re: In the news...

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 and last year's are radically differen...
by Rutabaga
2 months ago
Forum: General
Topic: In the news...
Replies: 172
Views: 21505

Re: In the news...

Think back to all those times in your own life when you have waited for a result or a judgement, from the trivial to the crucial, then ask yourself which statistical analysis or algorithm would have made you happy to learn that your personal result depended on factors like how many people succeeded/...