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    I would also compare a graph of urban population...

    I would also compare a graph of urban population density by country, in which I think the UK comes out practically the highest.
  2. Phew, that's reassuring! :D

    Phew, that's reassuring! :D
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    Cheers! What was the answer, or are you still...

    Cheers! What was the answer, or are you still working on it? :tongue
  4. Even if it was all handled impeccably correctly,...

    Even if it was all handled impeccably correctly, the very fact that so many people believe it was abused is the problem.

    It should be like Caesar's wife, "above suspicion". :smile
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    Maybe the Government will say that the stamp duty...

    Maybe the Government will say that the stamp duty holiday will be allowed for every purchase where the two sides' solicitors first made contact with each other for that purchase within the deadline.
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    Of course, but it's harder to upsize than...

    Of course, but it's harder to upsize than downsize, especially as one gets older, unless one has shedloads of spare cash.
  7. Absolutely, and just fixing the proximate cause,...

    Absolutely, and just fixing the proximate cause, namely the creaky, rackety, barely functional, wide open to abuse postal voting system, would be a start.
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    .. who I imagine would immediately apply the...

    .. who I imagine would immediately apply the legal princple "Nemo iudex in causa sua" - No one should be judge in their own cause. :nerd
  9. Thread: Worn garments

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    Huh? I don't get this. Are you saying 98% of boys...

    Huh? I don't get this. Are you saying 98% of boys should be castrated?! :eek

    I guess it would reduce the population a bit in the long run, so it's not all bad, but all the same it seems a bit...
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    Don't tell me, let me guess - It's all in Excel...

    Don't tell me, let me guess - It's all in Excel spreadsheets, right? These amateurs seem to have a thing about Excel :laugh

    I assumed it was an "accidental on purpose" deletion, e.g. to lose...
  11. Alexei, when it comes to politics, to say you...

    Alexei, when it comes to politics, to say you lack subtlety is the understatement of the year :laugh
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    How does that old saying go? "From Hell, Iraq,...

    How does that old saying go? "From Hell, Iraq, and Halifax, good Lord deliver us!" :laugh
  13. If it can be proved he was aware of the Capitol...

    If it can be proved he was aware of the Capitol trespassing while it was in progress then maybe he could be charged with Misprision of Treason
  14. Third time (at least) UK Government trying to introduce bee-killing pesticides

    I've just signed the THIRD petition that calls for a continuation of the ban on bee-killing pesticides. The first two caused the plans to be shelved.

    2021-01-09 Stop the UK from allowing EU banned...
  15. Has it been established that Trump actively...

    Has it been established that Trump actively encouraged the hotheads to invade the Capitol? My impression was he merely approved of the demo outside it, and later (albeit after a slight delay) he...
  16. I think in times to come, when on present trends...

    I think in times to come, when on present trends there will be essentially no worthwhile work requiring humans, there will be a level of censorious busibody wokeness that puts the efforts of even...
  17. In that hypothetical situation, if Trump did so...

    In that hypothetical situation, if Trump did so then (depending on the specific circumstances) it would be equally stupid and in the long run counterproductive.
  18. I must say, I think the Democrats would be very...

    I must say, I think the Democrats would be very stupid to pursue these cases too rigorously and vindictively once Trumpy has gone and the dust has settled, because it will simply entrench and...
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    Maybe a bit early to mention it, but what if you...

    Maybe a bit early to mention it, but what if you meet someone else at some point, and you're cooped up in a one bedroom flat?
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    Haven't tried it, but apparently if you press ESC...

    Haven't tried it, but apparently if you press ESC while a paid Torygraph page is loading it lets you read the whole page! :smile
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    That link pops up a subscription offer of either...

    That link pops up a subscription offer of either $1.99 per month or $290 per year. I wonder which works out cheaper over a year. :laugh
  22. I wonder how quickly the Senate can push through...

    I wonder how quickly the Senate can push through articles of impeachment of Trumpy and arrest him on a charge of sedition, or even treason!
  23. If I drank a litre of diet coke I reckon I could...

    If I drank a litre of diet coke I reckon I could do maybe 10 loud burpees, but God only knows how anyone can do 1000 a day! :eek
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    Not to worry AtW, you can always start reading...

    Not to worry AtW, you can always start reading the Mail Online, or (pause for effect ...) Zero Hedge! :laugh
  25. The usual suspects having a punch up bitch...

    The usual suspects having a punch up bitch slapping contest in this thread? :D
  26. Room temperature superconductivity at normal atmospheric pressure?

    An interesting ArXiv paper has just been published that claims to have achieved room-temperature superconductivity at normal atmospheric pressure, across a periodically perforated Niobium sheet:
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    The Sun isn't exactly flavour of the month in...

    The Sun isn't exactly flavour of the month in Liverpool either
  28. Maybe all the Christmas booze and turkey has...

    Maybe all the Christmas booze and turkey has dulled my wits, but it doesn't seem at all clear what the first comment there (by someone called Isabella Eckerle) is supposed to imply, or in other words...
  29. Thread: So it begins

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    That's fine as long as smokers and fatties don't...

    That's fine as long as smokers and fatties don't have to pay PAYE (which is supposedly for the NHS).
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    This claimed constant yearly GDP growth (besides...

    This claimed constant yearly GDP growth (besides the Covid hiccup) as a measure of propsperity is a bunch of carp, and there's an easy way to prove it.

    If the UK was steadily growing richer, then...
  31. Tried that once with a neighbour's giant copper...

    Tried that once with a neighbour's giant copper beech tree. I dug a ten foot deep hole to some large roots, drilled several holes in these and poured gallon after gallon of concentrated weedkiller...
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    But do you reckon a syndicate of driving dogs are...

    But do you reckon a syndicate of driving dogs are nicking cars to order, or some gang are nicking dogs that can drive, maybe to sell to blind or disabled people who live a fair way from the shops and...
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    If it is a state actor, and not some teenager in...

    If it is a state actor, and not some teenager in their bedroom, the perps aren't being nearly as clever as they probably think they are.

    An attack like this simply strengthens the victim's resolve...
  34. But bear in mind that if you trim branches of...

    But bear in mind that if you trim branches of some kinds of tree, more than ever will grow from the stumps, which is the principle of pollarding
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    Thirty feet? Yeah, complete doddle, although I'd...

    Thirty feet? Yeah, complete doddle, although I'd jump off holding my crotch. :smokin

    They say anything up to about two hundred feet is pretty much OK, with a reasonable body position on reaching...
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    Or if you're in the UK, a peashooter, catapult,...

    Or if you're in the UK, a peashooter, catapult, and spud gun (with plenty of bags of dried peas and large spuds)
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    Crikey, I eat a fair bit of tuna. But to have...

    Crikey, I eat a fair bit of tuna. But to have dangerous levels of Mercury he must have been eating two swordfish a day! :laugh
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    and plenty of Vitamin D at this time of year down...

    and plenty of Vitamin D at this time of year down there, as long as they stay outside in the Sun
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    Queen's Christmas speech this year

    https://www.friday-fun.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/2477-xmas.jpg
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    I wonder if all this extra money injected into...

    I wonder if all this extra money injected into the economy as Covid relief won't lead to a bout of inflation within a year or two.

    The resulting rapid rise in interest rates after all this time,...
  41. Thread: Bubble math

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    Bubbles don't have corners! This is...

    Bubbles don't have corners!



    This is starting to sound like topology! I think you will be in the union of all the bubbles, if these are in a Hausdorff space :nerd
  42. Thread: DingDong....

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    Shame they couldn't have done the same with the...

    Shame they couldn't have done the same with the Whitechapel Bell Foundry, which closed in 2017.

    It was the oldest manufacturing company in the UK, starting as a company in 1570 (although bells had...
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    So AtW, what happened about your jam jar...

    So AtW, what happened about your jam jar eventually?
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    That's where the expression "living on a...

    That's where the expression "living on a shoestring" came from: Debtors in Exeter Debtor's prison (which was one of the huge Saxon gatehouses in the city wall) would lower a shoe on a string to beg...
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    Clientco is sending us all (including the...

    Clientco is sending us all (including the contractors such as myself) a Selfridges Christmas hamper next week! :smokin

    But I've just had a horrible thought - Will I have to declare it as a benefit...
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    God, I absolutely hate Twitter. When you...

    God, I absolutely hate Twitter.

    When you scroll down a feed with the slider bar, it repeatedly twitches every few posts to append more posts, and you lose your place! :mad

    Can't someone FFS...
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    My Cater Allen online banking hasn't changed at...

    My Cater Allen online banking hasn't changed at all recently, apart from an extra detestable OTP when I log in.

    Have they rolled the new system out to only a selected random set of guinea pig...
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    It's a still from a comedy film Ask a Policeman...

    It's a still from a comedy film Ask a Policeman (1939) starring Will Hay and his two sidekicks Graham Moffatt and Moore Marriott, who were with him in several films.

    It's about a sleepy village...
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    I reckon these bounce back loans and top ups will...

    I reckon these bounce back loans and top ups will lead to a huge wave of insolvencies in a few years, when it dawns on some directors that it isn't "free money" but taxable if/when they take it out...
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    I'll need one of those if/when Boris bottles it...

    I'll need one of those if/when Boris bottles it and caves in to the EU

    (which I'm fairly sure he is currently doing, although I'll be pleasantly surprised to be proved wrong).

    Fellow (including...
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