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  1. Thread: 06/06/44

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    I had the privilege of going down into the tail...

    I had the privilege of going down into the tail gunner position of the BBMF Lancaster, it was a real obstacle course.

    The thought of trying to get out of there alive when your aircraft had been...
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    Look on the bright side, Iím a few months thereíll be a glut of unwanted bikes and kit on the market!
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    Itís not just about the riding you want to do now, but what riding you might want to do in the future as well.

    If the off road bug bites, you might want to try some of the classic trails in the...
  4. Thread: Lockdown easing?

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    Straw man alert... WTF has happened to this...

    Straw man alert...

    WTF has happened to this place over the weekend?
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    I think Premier Sports show it live in the UK, or...

    I think Premier Sports show it live in the UK, or at least they used to.

    I havenít looked in a while, and assumed it had stopped for now I must admit.

    I do quite like the racing though, a lot...
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    I like it, but price seems a bit high to me. I...

    I like it, but price seems a bit high to me.

    I do like stuff based on retro divers though, Iíve got a Doxa Sub 200, which seems more like the price point for this sort of thing.
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    I like the look of the neodrive setup, but then...

    I like the look of the neodrive setup, but then Iím a big fan of hub gears for those kind of touring bikes. I ran a Rohloff hub bike for 10 years, bombproof thing, still in service with my stepfather...
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    They look like very nicely built bikes, but......

    They look like very nicely built bikes, but... They seem to be doing the same as a lot of other Ďhigh endí city bike companies such as Riese & MŁller et al, which is taking a nice frame set,...
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    I loved Half Life, taken me back a bit! Yes,...

    I loved Half Life, taken me back a bit!

    Yes, Half Life Alyx does seem to need that 6GB of VRAM, but Iíve no experience with VR headsets so I canít help there.

    Best bang for buck GPU wise at...
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    Gaming is only really just getting into the multi...

    Gaming is only really just getting into the multi cpu core era, with the next generation consoles being launched with 8 core CPUs.

    I donít think either will be a major upgrade for gaming, but...
  11. Thread: Lockdown easing?

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    Yes, I did, because somebody posted that our...

    Yes, I did, because somebody posted that our Ďdeath rateí was by far the worst in Europe. The facts are that it isnít, but nor is it the best. If we shouldnít be making excuses for the UK then we...
  12. Thread: Lockdown easing?

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    Yes, I had to bring Spain in because you werenít following apparently.

    No, Iím not apologising for the government, why does everybody have to be Ďon a sideí with you?

    Thatís the problem with...
  13. Thread: Lockdown easing?

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    My wife has been to a garden centre twice in the...

    My wife has been to a garden centre twice in the last week, she reported it was well organised and setup, and appropriate measures in place.

    Iíve purchased one item from a B&Q a couple of weeks...
  14. Thread: Lockdown easing?

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    The point is, countries clearly arenít measuring deaths in the same way as one another. Weíre also not factoring in the overall size of the population, the urban density, ethnic mix and average age...
  15. Thread: Lockdown easing?

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    Well, letís take Spain.

    How many comments have we had from our expat friends along the lines of how much better their adopted country has implemented lockdown than here in the UK, which might be...
  16. Thread: Lockdown easing?

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    Well, to be fair, I think that would depend on...

    Well, to be fair, I think that would depend on how youíre measuring it, and also how youíre counting?

    Iíd have preferred that our country be tackling this differently, but looking at the only...
  17. Thread: Lockdown easing?

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    This is a good point. The other thing is, we...

    This is a good point.

    The other thing is, we always refer to NHS and PHE etc, Governments as well if you like, but that covers up for individuals and groups making decisions that ultimately lead...
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    If youíre genuinely buying a Ďhomeí then itís even less important whether its value dips in the short term.

    I think the almost obsessive interest in the value of our homes is unhealthy, but then...
  19. Thread: Lockdown easing?

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    I honestly donít know why people keep citing cases per million or whatever, when we donít know how many cases are out there.

    Itís meaningless.
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    I was about to complete a sale on a property Iíve been letting out for 3 years or so, but the buyer pulled out citing Covid just before lockdown started.

    Itís sitting empty at the moment, and of...
  21. Thread: Lockdown easing?

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    Back to the schools thing, somebody in Government...

    Back to the schools thing, somebody in Government clearly has the time to brief selected media to try and sway public opinion, so why canít they sit down with the schools leadership and share the...
  22. Thread: Lockdown easing?

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    Apologies, I misunderstood. The next week or so...

    Apologies, I misunderstood. The next week or so will reveal all I guess.
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    Youíre right, even if you deployed every member of the Army incl reserves, it still wouldnít match police manpower.

    So, even if you did and it doubled the number of authoritarian figures on the...
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    Got to agree with this, unnecessary, and an...

    Got to agree with this, unnecessary, and an example of Ďlockdown fundamentalismí thatís pretty unhelpful.

    It begs the question, what will they remember and what exactly will they do? Sounds a...
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    Iím not quite sure how comparing cases is all that valid, especially given that the less you test, the fewer confirmed cases youíll find.

    Deaths per million of the population is probably a better...
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