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by sjs
29 Mar 2020, 2:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 2697
Views: 51868

Re: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?

geocycle wrote:If you want the science, here is probably the best UK source Unfiltered by politicians or journalists.

https://coronavirusexplained.ukri.org/en/


Some statistics here. Apologies if already posted.


https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/uk/
by sjs
27 Mar 2020, 6:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Whom do you resemble?
Replies: 68
Views: 7901

Re: Who do you resemble?

Returning to this thread it occurs to me that by now I'd have expected the grammar police to have complained that the who should be whom.
by sjs
24 Mar 2020, 6:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 2697
Views: 51868

Re: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?

China saw the same rate of rise. Italy saw the same rate of rise. USA is seeing the same rate of rise. France is seeing the same rate of rise. It's coming for all of us, unless we take the measures necessary to stop it. etc What do you think those measures would be, given that China, Italy, France ...
by sjs
24 Mar 2020, 1:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Dreams
Replies: 17
Views: 562

Re: Dreams

I once dreamt I sold a house to Gareth Malone. It wasn't any house I've ever owned, nor have I ever met Mr Malone or paid much attention to his programmes on the telly.
by sjs
22 Mar 2020, 1:03pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Fave quotes...
Replies: 244
Views: 19706

Re: Fave quotes...

Maybe I'm laughing my way to disaster
Maybe my race has been run
Maybe I'm blind
To the fate of mankind
But what can be done?

Paul Simon
by sjs
20 Mar 2020, 7:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How's your weather?
Replies: 142
Views: 4747

Re: How's your weather?

rotavator wrote:The second of two lovely sunny, Spring-like days in Cumbria. I wish I was on holiday!


Cold and damp here. It finally looks as if the weather next week might start to make commuting pleasurable again, just as most of the time I'll have to work from home.
by sjs
17 Mar 2020, 7:50pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Anyone found the roads less busy and/or motorists driving better?
Replies: 120
Views: 3944

Re: Anyone found the roads less busy and/or motorists driving better?

A lot less rush hour traffic here. Didn't notice any change in standards.
by sjs
14 Mar 2020, 8:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 2697
Views: 51868

Re: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?

That's assuming catching the disease once gives long term immunity. A country with a population of 60 million planning to get 60% of it's citizens infected with a 3% death rate disease obviously doesn't care about 108,000 of them dying. If that's the plan then it's not surprising Johnson said you'r...
by sjs
14 Mar 2020, 2:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Electric cars - Noise (or not)
Replies: 70
Views: 1972

Re: Electric cars - Noise (or not)

kwackers wrote:
sjs wrote: it's pretty hopeless because of the space occupied by batteries.

That's what you get by converting existing cars rather than designing them from the ground up.


Actually I think its main raison d'etre was as a BIK tax dodge. The rules have since largely caught up with it.
by sjs
14 Mar 2020, 2:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Electric cars - Noise (or not)
Replies: 70
Views: 1972

Re: Electric cars - Noise (or not)

No I don't think it was. I think it was one of the larger Mercs (might have been a BMW I wasn't paying much attention to the type) but pretty sure it wasn't an electrified model. There are hybrid Mercs. We've got a C-series estate as a company car. It still only manages around 40 mpg once the short...
by sjs
14 Mar 2020, 10:57am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Electric cars - Noise (or not)
Replies: 70
Views: 1972

Re: Electric cars - Noise (or not)

Hybrid on electric power. No I don't think it was. I think it was one of the larger Mercs (might have been a BMW I wasn't paying much attention to the type) but pretty sure it wasn't an electrified model. There are hybrid Mercs. We've got a C-series estate as a company car. It still only manages ar...
by sjs
11 Mar 2020, 12:34am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: McCarthyism returns.
Replies: 19
Views: 726

Re: McCarthyism returns.

Political bias or political views? There's a real difference I reckon. Bias implies a problem, such as something that could negatively impact on students. Views are up to the individual to make public or not. Imho if there is a political bias that impacts on students then that's a disciplinary issu...
by sjs
8 Mar 2020, 11:45am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What English do you read, write, speak?
Replies: 301
Views: 28324

Re: What English do you read, write, speak?

The point about correct spelling, punctuation and grammar is that they help make communication clear and unambiguous. Lynne Truss makes this point amusingly in Eats, Shoots and Leaves . Spot on. A most entertaining book. Incidentally, Lynne Truss is no relation to Liz Truss, the Tory politician, as...
by sjs
29 Feb 2020, 10:20am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cambridge or Oxford, which do you prefer?
Replies: 45
Views: 2474

Re: Cambridge or Oxford, which do you prefer?

An interesting article how postrgrad work there is a the preserve of the rich with eye watering fees, little or no bursaries and the only need is to find an academic who will over see your work, maybe no even an interview. Thus all the rich from the world whoa re over represented, get a chance to a...
by sjs
15 Feb 2020, 10:16am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: A39 and A30 alternatives
Replies: 22
Views: 2009

Re: A39 and A30 alternatives

For me it’s just a recreational ride / holiday. +1 I took a scenic route from LE via Helston, back lanes to Falmouth, ferry to St Mawes, Bodinnick ferry at Fowey, lanes to Looe, then lost a lot of time with a mechanical and ended up taking the A38 in pouring rain from Plymouth to Exeter, which was ...