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Old 1st Dec 2021, 11:15
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Aberdeen University has issued a warning to its students that Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel Kidnapped (surely one of the best historical novels ever written) “concerns abduction”
Strewth! Talk about stating the bleeding obvious! Have to agree with you there treadie ... and further to their not being in a position to read the book, are they actually escapees from a local primary school?

Perhaps said students should also be advised that Moby Dick is not a medical treatise on newly discovered STDs.
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Old 1st Dec 2021, 16:17
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Subtle change of tack. So, with a mulifuel stove, any opinions on the best way to stack logs in it, lying front to back or across ? I have always put then front to back but I'm wondering why ?
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Old 2nd Dec 2021, 16:20
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Anyone seen LooseRivets recently?
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Old 3rd Dec 2021, 18:55
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No, now you mention it. See a thread has been started.
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Old 4th Dec 2021, 16:57
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Ugh stats. All that work and the result is not significant. Sigh.
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Old 5th Dec 2021, 09:16
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It's all about confidence, p>0.05 ?
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Old 5th Dec 2021, 10:20
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So, with a mulifuel stove, any opinions on the best way to stack logs in it, lying front to back or across ? I have always put then front to back but I'm wondering why ?
Sounds like an excuse for a couple of scientific tests, with the Thesis published on here for TRRaB peer review, so we can peer at your results.
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Old 5th Dec 2021, 10:50
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I'm not sure I'd be much help in the review as I had to hand my log tables back to the teacher (John "Jimmy" Page, or Sir! as I called him!) when I finally passed my maths O level...
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Old 5th Dec 2021, 14:09
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..and the quality of the observer won't stand much scrutiny. Suppose it's a fair point though, rather than ask why not do it yourself and tell us.
Always was a bit too quick looking up the answers in the back of the book.
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Old 9th Dec 2021, 02:34
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My goodness ... four days without a post. Help. We're sinking!! There we go ... fixed!
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Old 9th Dec 2021, 03:13
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Originally Posted by BlueDiamond View Post
My goodness ... four days without a post. Help. We're sinking!! There we go ... fixed!
I guess you won't be watching the Ashes in person...
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Old 9th Dec 2021, 05:01
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Sadly, artee, not only is the test match being played too far away, but also I have disgraced my family by being the only one who has little more than a passing interest in the game. My father was an excellent cricketer and my brother, niece and nephew are also extremely good players. I keep expecting to be expelled from the family circle ...
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Old 9th Dec 2021, 05:52
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I find watching any sport entirely tedious except rugby and even that has palled a bit for me now. I'd rather be doing something... I was always a keen cyclist and everyone says "were you enjoying watching the Tour de France over the weekend?" No, I was out riding my bike, then had a bit of a walk, you know, enjoying the summer sunshine...

Can't bear most of the modern presenters and commentators either, they are all so bloody boring! Must be the result of years listening to John Blake commentating at British airshows, it was always like having a chat over a pint in a pub with a good mate...
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Old 9th Dec 2021, 06:22
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Completely agree, Treaders. A good commentator is someone you'd enjoy sitting next to, but as you say, it's becoming a lost art. Who can forget Eddie Waring's reaction to Don Fox's astounding missed kick at goal in the final moments of the Rugby League Challenge Cup Final of 1968? Or a BBC commentator's remark (definitely not the sainted Dan) ahead of a Wimbledon quarter final in 1979, "and here comes Adriano Panatta - an Italian for ladies who like their ice cream runny".
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Old 9th Dec 2021, 06:59
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Have to mention the incomparable Bill McClaren when it comes to commentators " a wee bit of argy bargy in the scrum" but certainly in a class of his own that the current yapparati can never hope to achieve....somebody who had led a very interesting life as well, Being incarcerated at East Fortune ( surface wind, calm, at 60kts) for 19 months recovering from TB would test anybody's resolve.

Cricket, I have an interest, cough ! and Benaud we know all about. However, a mention for Bill Lawry here, never short of words you might say including the memorable "that's a beaut, wangs one down past his left 'earhole "...which would probably not be approved of in the more rarefied commentary boxes.
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Old 9th Dec 2021, 07:40
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I was always a great fan of Max Walker's commentaries: " if he catches this one, it'll be a real Rippppah!'.
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Old 9th Dec 2021, 09:50
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Agree, used to be asked at work if I had seen a climbing programme, "No, because I was out climbing."
Used to get annoyed at the commentators drowning out the F1 racing engines, when they were worth listening to.
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Old 11th Dec 2021, 14:08
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I find games too short now. Used to be fine but now they seem to be both too long and not long enough at the same time. When they are over I both resent the time lost but also think 'now what'.
There's no winning with some people.
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Old 11th Dec 2021, 23:32
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Had my booster (Pfizer) yesterday. Woke up this morning with no apparent ill-effects, apart from slightly more tenderness around the point of injection than with the first two shots (both Pfizer).
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Old 12th Dec 2021, 09:55
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Booster gave me a sore arm the next day and a case of the shivers for several hours the day after. Pfizer following 2 x AZ.

Friend had his Pfizer booster on Friday after AZ originals - apparently felt very poorly when he woke up yesterday but mostly recovered in the evening after spending the day dozing.
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