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Health & Fitness / Re: Experiences of Teh Plague
« Last post by Gattopardo on Yesterday at 09:49:53 pm »
Hmmm, as evidenced by the 12 point lead the Tories have in the polls?

Look at the media coverage, NHS test and trace while the gov vaccine roll out.
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Ctrl-Alt-Del / Re: Big Sur
« Last post by Sergeant Pluck on Yesterday at 09:41:30 pm »
Another update. That’s quite frequent by Apple standards.

Big Sur has always seemed to work well on this (2020 13” Retina Air 1.1GHz 16GB RAM). It’s actually the Air as a whole that I’m not quite 100% pleased with - suspect the M1 Airs are better. Just the odd glitch that I don’t recall having with my 2011 i7 Air - occasional short freezes mainly, and a lot of fan activity at times.

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The Pub / Re: Chess.com
« Last post by Pedal Castro on Yesterday at 09:40:45 pm »
Lynn and I are playing each other regularly at home and enjoying it. I think we could do with playing different opponents but we both would need to find a level not too far above our self-taught ones.

One good thing about chess.com is that it can match you up with random players of similar ability. I now have a "club" of 9 family members who regularly play tournaments against each other, from bullet games where you only get 1minute to play all you moves, to 3 days per move.

The bullet arena tournaments are great fun, where you slog it out with around 1000 other players, playing as many games as you can in a set time, usually 30 minutes total.
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The Pub / Re: Chess.com
« Last post by Lightning Phil on Yesterday at 09:36:37 pm »
Social chess is good at matching you with similar level players.
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Gallery / Re: Members' bikes
« Last post by hubner on Yesterday at 09:29:55 pm »
STI is actually equally period correct, it's why the head tube cables guides are there.

But the bars, saddle, rims are not  ;D

Does the rear gear cable loop need to be that big?
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The Knowledge / Re: Overshoes for sandals
« Last post by morbihan on Yesterday at 09:28:24 pm »
I know people here have done sandals with waterproof socks and I'm sure I remember talk of overshoes with sandals too. I've never gone beyond sandals plus woolly socks myself, but one thing occurs to me: the fabric of many/most overshoes is cold and plasticky, wouldn't feel too good (I think) against bare skin. Some have a sort of textured lining which might be more comfortable: I've got some of "Windtex" material which are like this.

Id still have the socks on under the overshoes.
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The Knowledge / Re: Overshoes for sandals
« Last post by morbihan on Yesterday at 09:27:27 pm »
Anyone done this?
Do you really need them, given where you are?

 Ha! It's not for here. Its for TCR and cycle touring in Europe/USA. Ive shifted over to flat pedals and have a set of Shimano cycling sandals that have turned out to be more comfortable than trail runners for longer rides. I don't bother clipping in, but the stiffer sole and the adjustability of the sandals just works better.
 My concern is cold toes on descents and when its pi$$ing down. Ive read mixed reviews on sealskin socks etc so figured a decent pair of waterproof overshoes would be just the ticket...if they can stretch over the sandals.
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The Pub / Re: Flag watch
« Last post by ian on Yesterday at 09:22:30 pm »
I've no idea which way is the correct way. It's really just this fact that's stopping me becoming a racist. The uncertainty of the matter. I get out, espouse the cause for white supremacy, and then I find out that my flag is upside down and what the fuck. I'm suddenly woke and even Lozzer won't retweet me.
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The Pub / Re: Chess.com
« Last post by aidan.f on Yesterday at 09:21:01 pm »
Lynn and I are playing each other regularly at home and enjoying it. I think we could do with playing different opponents but we both would need to find a level not too far above our self-taught ones.
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Food & Drink / Re: the food rant thread
« Last post by orienteer on Yesterday at 09:19:57 pm »
Waitrose have tins of coconut milk again, and also dried coconut milk.
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