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by Denyer
Wed Jun 02, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 349
Views: 130538

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

Benefit investigation went from being coordinated by local authorities (where it was quite effective, despite financial disincentives built into the model -- effectively they lost out for each fraud successfully pursued) to most of the investigators being TUPEd over to the DWP. Ex-colleagues who mad...
by Denyer
Tue Jun 01, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 349
Views: 130538

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

Yeah, particularly their history of handling of concepts like not reallocating NINOs and what's happened to fraud referral since they absorbed benefit investigation staff. And the first couple of reviews of UC by the NAO were masterfully written. I'd prefer less information (with any grade of pseudo...
by Denyer
Tue Jun 01, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 349
Views: 130538

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

Just popping in for a sec -- UK peeps; https://www.theguardian.com/society/2021/jun/01/gps-urged-to-refuse-to-hand-over-patient-details-to-nhs-digital https://www.theregister.com/2021/06/01/rcgp_urges_greater_communication/ More information about opting out from sharing of full GP records (about thr...
by Denyer
Sun May 30, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!
Replies: 399
Views: 204655

Re: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!

I've even seen a sizable number of fans who say they've never transformed their toys at all! I think there's a large contingent of buyers who only care about the characters and look on the transformation as a necessary evil. Which is fine, everyone enjoys these things differently. Long since got to...
by Denyer
Wed May 19, 2021 1:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Removing Drain Covers.
Replies: 2
Views: 959

Re: Removing Drain Covers.

Depends what you mean by hand tools. A short wrecking bar will pry most things, and a chisel and hammer will get through most things. Just be sure you have the supplies to replace parts and to patch concrete if necessary, same as you would if eg fitting a new storm drain. If they're glued in you mig...
by Denyer
Sat May 15, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 349
Views: 130538

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

It's already going that way. The thing is, this exchange sums it up: https://twitter.com/poppy_haze/status/1378438892198760451 "THIS IS HUGE: New HIV vaccine with a 97% antibody response rate in phase I human trials. IIRC, this is the most effective HIV vaccine to date. This is based on the Moderna'...
by Denyer
Sat May 15, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 349
Views: 130538

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

Yeah, more tired than usual the evening after, but couldn't separate from busy week. Same with having gotten an exercise bike I'm not used to, haven't been on a bike since I was a kid, but figured since I haven't been walking much it fits quite well with sticking on videos whilst letting the rabbits...
by Denyer
Wed May 12, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 349
Views: 130538

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

Touch wood after the 2nd Pfizer yesterday morning nothing particularly distinguishable from any other factor.
by Denyer
Wed May 05, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marvel Phase 4
Replies: 7
Views: 2293

Re: Marvel Phase 4

The Electric was similar, about half rows of armchairs and half sofas. Coffee, cocktails, antipasto, handmade cake, etc. and not pretentious with it, a studenty place. Lots of screenings of classic films as well as new releases. I could've gotten tickets to see the premiere of a Ghostbusters documen...
by Denyer
Tue May 04, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 349
Views: 130538

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

Probably not recommended but I did enough of a workout a few hours after the first jab figuring that if I felt under the weather or a bit achey I'd have something else to pin it on as well. I've got my jabs booked in, so that's exciting. Also had my first MMR jab this week, as it turns out the Docto...
by Denyer
Tue May 04, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marvel Phase 4
Replies: 7
Views: 2293

Re: Marvel Phase 4

I wonder if they'll stop demanding such a large cut of opening run ticket sales from cinemas and let them get back on their feet? That's been slowly killing the medium for years. I don't hate cinemas per se, but the best experiences have been ones with bars and no kids, and with news of how the Elec...
by Denyer
Fri Apr 30, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 349
Views: 130538

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

Pattern seems to be people react a bit to the 2nd Pfizer and the 1st AZ. If you don't get vaccinated, you're simply a better and more hospitable vector than you would be if you do get vaccinated. Basically. Papers in the last week or so (as well as national press conferences) pointing out the signif...
by Denyer
Mon Apr 19, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 349
Views: 130538

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

Whilst there's understandable caution about making statements or claims that vaccines provide sterile immunity, data so far does support significant reductions in transmission. That tallies with infection being largely predicated on viral load. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-56211755 (Just as int...
by Denyer
Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 349
Views: 130538

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

It is a chemical. Very dangerous that dihydrogen monoxide stuff -- https://www.dhmo.org/facts.html Beyond skepticism, would happily see most governments shut in an indoor stadium with the coke can (possibly milk carton by now) that would theoretically contain every molecule of covid in the world. Fa...
by Denyer
Sun Apr 18, 2021 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 349
Views: 130538

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

There is an edit button, unlike more primitive platforms. Yeah, ultimately I'm in the "protect society or stay away from it" camp and the same with people who are sudden converts to a nationalised health service if the worst happens but don't look after their health with diet, vaccinations, not smok...
by Denyer
Sun Apr 18, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!
Replies: 399
Views: 204655

Re: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!

It might just be a case of people figuring it's not worth selling them, since some of the more common UT figures just aren't worth much. Especially if shipping costs are as high in the UK as they are here. The only loose Battle Ravage I remember stumbling on when I was finding my Command Ravage was...
by Denyer
Sun Apr 18, 2021 12:22 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!
Replies: 399
Views: 204655

Re: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!

Yeah, Cybertron was a bit oversized though wouldn't necessarily say double... I've reacquired that Vector Prime and Starscream two pack and might do the same with Armada Wheeljack and Energon Ravage at some point. Seems a bit crazy the only examples of the latter coming out of eBay at the moment are...
by Denyer
Sun Apr 18, 2021 12:01 am
Forum: Website Stuff
Topic: Trying to upload photos...
Replies: 7
Views: 2162

Re: Trying to upload photos...

Try it now. For some reason the attachment extension groups didn't seem to be inheriting the global setting.
by Denyer
Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 349
Views: 130538

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

I think if you're not going near anyone who is at risk it's fair enough, but also impossible to know where we are in those chains (I know I have immediate colleagues who are vulnerable, for instance) -- plus being male our base blood clot risk in any given year is significantly lower than women, and...