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    Yale
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    Re: Not with a Bang, but with a Sneeze?

    On a positive note, the traditional cliche in Hollywood blockbusters of partying on highrise roofs hasn't happened.

    Let me try to explain my concern, since it's now April.

    Firstly, I have an...
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    To get a perspective on numbers of deaths in the UK, we have just passed the fully-laden Jumbo 747 crash per day scale, we are approaching the Titanic hitting an iceberg per day scale next week and...
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    scholar
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    Re: The observation and asides thread

    And here's why staying at home on lockdown is a dangerous occupation...
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    Jack Schofield, RIP

    I note with sadness the untimely passing of Jack Schofield, onetime editor of Practical Computing and subsequently Guardian correspondent guiding the last two decades of readers by way of his advice...
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    Where I live, most of the phone scammers operate out of India.

    It used to be Americans working offshore in boiler-rooms, but these days the Indians have captured the market.

    Africans specialize...
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    Re: Not with a Bang, but with a Sneeze?

    Here, I've found a tweet from 22 days ago from President Trump:



    This is a deeply ignorant man with no grasp of reality. Is he seriously going to say that today's position was unforeseeable...
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    Re: Not with a Bang, but with a Sneeze?

    Followed two days later by the City of New York, presumably.

    I'm somewhat disturbed not to have seen Anne log in recently. Three weeks.
  12. Thread: Unicorns

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    Unicorns

    Magentaflame has kindly provided a suggestion for those in lockdown. On a video.
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    Re: Planning for the next pandemic

    Lord no. Dreadful place, YouTube.

    https://hdbest.net/on-the-beach-1959-4812.html

    No registration, free film, pretty good quality print. Misery-inducing plot, mind. Great film.

    Turn off the...
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    Re: Planning for the next pandemic

    Did you ever see that film with Fred Astaire, from a Nevil Shute novel? On the Beach?

    Similar sort of data.
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    peeler
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    The scammers work from home, presumably.

    https://www.forumgarden.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=42319&stc=1&d=1585668590

    Goodwill, for those ignorant of the ways of Her Majesty's...
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    Re: The observation and asides thread

    I'm not one to demean foreign heads of state but if Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro meets the same end as Mussolini, whom he resembles more and more, I shall be neither surprised nor shocked.
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    Re: Planning for the next pandemic

    We're all watching for a convincing downturn in the rate of transmission in America, it's bound to happen.
  19. Thread: Foolishness

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    Re: Foolishness

    Here's a perfect example from England.
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    Re: America is Shutting Down

    I don't say this to annoy anyone or even thinking it might happen, but I bet the Pentagon has a planning file on how to go about it.
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