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  1. 17 minutes ago, Andre91 said:

    I've been listening to the Dissect podcast series on MBDTF for the last week and coupled with the DONDA hype, I'm in a Kanye haze. I am very excited. 

    Great series that, I just finished the one on Yeezus. Fully ready for a Yeezy szn. Although after the last few disappointing releases I'm not getting my hopes up

  2. 1 minute ago, fraybentos1 said:

    What is all this about people in their 20s skipping the vaccine? Yes, uptake will probs be a wee bit lower but we haven't even been offered it yet ffs. Uptake will be high, over 80% in that age group I imagine. 

    Yeah definitely agree, it will still be high in that group I would've thought

  3. 1 minute ago, st dan said:

    But surely that’s down to personal choice of the people in those categories and not any racial discrimination as this tweet suggests isn’t it? I’m not having it that GP’s etc are flicking through their patient list and selecting rich, where people to contact for the jab - I’m sure it will be being offered to all 80+’s fairly. Then the take up of that is a different matter as we cannot force anybody to take the jab. 

    There is variation in the provision of the jab in certain areas. For example I live on the boundary of Swindon and Oxfordshire. Oxfordshire has currently vaccinated a higher proportion of their 80+ than Swindon. So there may be some regional variation. However, it is true there is general distrust from BAME communities towards the government and for good reason given recent events. This is reducing take up in these communities

  4. 2 minutes ago, topmarksbri said:

    Has there ever been a HoC vote which had 100% for/against? I'm trying to find online but nothing seems to be coming up. 

    Not sure there would have been any point getting to the division lobby stage of the vote. Would just get passed by everyone shouting aye

  5. I am one of the selfish people who left London last night, and to be honest I feel pretty bad about having done it.

    I live in a flat with my girlfriend who had planned all along to go back with her parents yesterday and they were on their way when the news broke. I then panicked and just said I'd go with her. In hindsight, we probably should have both told her parents to turn around. And if they were picking her up today or next week I would probably argue for us to stay put. But it happened so quickly yesterday and it was as bleak as news has been since march which scared us I think. 

    I am not proud of what we've done and feel guilty about any potential damage we have done. I also feel selfish as many people in similar situations will be abiding by the rules and staying put in small London flats instead of moving back to be with parents etc. But I want to enjoy Christmas and not feel guilty the whole time so hopefully I come to accept it.

    I guess I just want to express that all those people who left London last night are to some some extent 'selfish' but these are special circumstances and we do have to have sympathy for everyone at this time. No-one is enjoying this and we all need support, not finger pointing

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  6. 10 minutes ago, Matt42 said:

    Labour are on such thin ice with the anti-semitism stuff as it is. RLB is fucking stupid for doing that and should know better. Momentum want to protect her because she is a last gasp of Corbynism, don’t be fooled that it’s for ANY other reason.

    Absolutely agree, she is just foolish to retweet that given the constant furore over anti-Semitism sure JC's rein. Hope was to move on and become a much more considerate party in that regard, and now she's screwed that up she had to go

  7. 39 minutes ago, Suprefan said:



    And why not. the first few beatles albums were in mono, anyone complain about those?

    Haha I mean yea, ULTRA MONO but with the choice of stereo, and it's cheaper in stereo too! 

  8. 44 minutes ago, brettredmayne said:

    As someone that did have a workers ticket with oxfam but now doesn't it kills me to be back in this club 

    Can't believe they didn't roll over! This club is surely big enough to bring some hope though 😁

  9. 18 minutes ago, philipsteak said:

    I got a Marmite egg a couple of years ago. Couldn't finish one, never mind 200. And I love Marmite. And chocolate

    A marmite egg?! Like you I like marmite, I like chocolate, but the two together is an atrocity 

  10. 14 minutes ago, eFestivals said:

    simple maths and logic says i'm not.

    Whether you do 1000 tests of the living or 1,000,000 tests of the living (with positive or negative results), those tests have no influence on how many who are infected will die.  The test results of the dead are completely independent of those tests (both positive & negative) of the living. 


    Ahhhh .... we're going at this from different statistical angles.

    There's the average of how many times you'll throw a dice and get six, and then there's the probability of throwing a six on the next roll if you threw 6 on the last roll. 

    Testing doesn't (much) change the death rate of those who are infected, it changes the numbers who get infected.


    Ah well this very much depends on how your containment goes after you have done your massive amounts of testing. If you approach it as doing loads to testing. locating cases, and isolating the most vulnerable while trying to keep some normality for the rest of the population, then you could get more infections compared to shutting down the whole country, but a much lower death rate because the vulnerable are shielded from it.

    Of course, this is an extreme example but you could change the death rate with increased testing as a death rate is impacted by a huge amount of factors and at the moment, we are in the 10s thousands of cases so small variations have a large impact on the figures.

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