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Forum: Sport Yesterday, 17:41
Replies: 6,171
Views: 220,688
Posted By *Sparkle*
I'd like to see Stan win it, because he's never...

I'd like to see Stan win it, because he's never won a Masters level event before, and it will be good for him to have something to back up AO. It's too tempting for people to call it a fluke.

In...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 14:47
Replies: 296
Views: 6,203
Posted By *Sparkle*
This is so true. The purest definition of...

This is so true. The purest definition of "Christian" is someone who follows the example and teachings of Jesus. Some of those people treat the whole of the bible as the literal word of God, but...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 12:00
Replies: 296
Views: 6,203
Posted By *Sparkle*
Annoying people are annoying, and disrespectful...

Annoying people are annoying, and disrespectful people with an agenda are particularly annoying. Lately, a lot of atheists fall into that category, especially on places like DS.

I think of...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 11:54
Replies: 27
Views: 1,120
Posted By *Sparkle*
For those not sure, power is the equivalent of...

For those not sure, power is the equivalent of speed, while energy is the equivalent of distance. To know how far you will go, or how much petrol you will use, you need to know both the speed and...
Forum: Sport 18-04-2014, 08:25
Replies: 6,171
Views: 220,688
Posted By *Sparkle*
Laura was definitely up there, and showing loads...

Laura was definitely up there, and showing loads of promise. She was getting some great results, but still had loads to improve.

Hopefully she is still young enough that she'll still have...
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 17-04-2014, 21:30
Replies: 27
Views: 1,955
Posted By *Sparkle*
I've done that too, but was a bit embarrassed to...

I've done that too, but was a bit embarrassed to say.:blush:



I've got the Paperwhite and love it. I held off on getting a Kindle for ages, because I didn't think I could justify it, but when the...
Forum: Sport 17-04-2014, 08:35
Replies: 6,171
Views: 220,688
Posted By *Sparkle*
Poor Daveed. The story of his career.:blush:

Poor Daveed. The story of his career.:blush:
Forum: General Discussion 16-04-2014, 08:30
Replies: 71
Views: 4,378
Posted By *Sparkle*
I think it's important that groups of friends try...

I think it's important that groups of friends try to tailor their meet-ups so that friends with less spare cash can still join in, at least some of the time. That also applies to picking times and...
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 15-04-2014, 23:11
Replies: 27
Views: 1,955
Posted By *Sparkle*
It's weird. I understand that some people will...

It's weird. I understand that some people will always prefer a paper version of a book, but a few act as if we're all conning ourselves when we claim we enjoy using e-readers.

I realise that in the...
Forum: General Discussion 15-04-2014, 20:21
Replies: 47
Views: 1,091
Posted By *Sparkle*
I come on here because I enjoy discussing...

I come on here because I enjoy discussing different subjects, and if it made me miserable, I'd stop. That said, some of the subjects are serious, and needed to be treated with respect.
Forum: General Discussion 15-04-2014, 20:18
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Posted By *Sparkle*
It's only going to apply to new clinical trials. ...

It's only going to apply to new clinical trials.

There are still loads of drugs being routinely prescribed with only partial information available to our GPs. There needs to be pressure to...
Forum: Politics 15-04-2014, 20:14
Replies: 85
Views: 2,104
Posted By *Sparkle*
It was national under Labour, but became a...

It was national under Labour, but became a "worldwide recession" when there was a second dip under the Tories. :)

It is good news that overall salaries are rising, but it's of limited comfort to...
Forum: General Discussion 15-04-2014, 19:56
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Posted By *Sparkle*
How to avoid repeating the mistakes of Tamiflu

If you were baffled/frustrated/angry by the nonsense of health agencies wasting money on Tamiflu, and other drugs, you should consider signing the Alltrials petition.

The intention is require all...
Forum: General Discussion 15-04-2014, 08:42
Replies: 9
Views: 685
Posted By *Sparkle*
Sounds like it's still being tested. Lots more...

Sounds like it's still being tested. Lots more work to do before it could go on "general release", but if it is genuinely effective, without too many side effects and is not prohibitively expensive,...
Forum: Sport 15-04-2014, 08:07
Replies: 6,171
Views: 220,688
Posted By *Sparkle*
Rejecting them outright is wrong, but the stats...

Rejecting them outright is wrong, but the stats only tell part of the picture, especially if you only look at the stats for the match as a whole. In particular, the stats on unforced errors can be...
Forum: General Discussion 14-04-2014, 08:31
Replies: 64
Views: 1,993
Posted By *Sparkle*
Most do, but it might not be obvious, as it's...

Most do, but it might not be obvious, as it's part of the contract to be expected to work those hours, so the basic salary already reflects it. My brother is a doctor, and as he's moved around jobs,...
Forum: Sport 14-04-2014, 08:10
Replies: 95
Views: 3,247
Posted By *Sparkle*
It's just like Wimbledon. As soon as we have a...

It's just like Wimbledon. As soon as we have a player who is fairly good, and might theoretically win it one day, the media gets over-excited and acts as if they have a great chance of winning it...
Forum: Sport 14-04-2014, 00:33
Replies: 6,171
Views: 220,688
Posted By *Sparkle*
And I never said we couldn't. Merely giving...

And I never said we couldn't. Merely giving context to my views, which is that they are as useless as the next person who doesn't know the full story.

And some people do act as if they know...
Forum: Sport 13-04-2014, 12:12
Replies: 95
Views: 3,247
Posted By *Sparkle*
Stop being so miserable. At least he had the...

Stop being so miserable. At least he had the guts to try, instead of everyone wondering "what if?" It would have been very easy for him to stick to what he knows he's good at, and whatever he...
Forum: Sport 13-04-2014, 11:44
Replies: 95
Views: 3,247
Posted By *Sparkle*
They were saying that before the race. Nothing...

They were saying that before the race. Nothing new.
Forum: Sport 13-04-2014, 09:31
Replies: 6,171
Views: 220,688
Posted By *Sparkle*
I don't think arm-chair commentators are in a...

I don't think arm-chair commentators are in a position to know better than him.

Andy's having a bit of time off, then he's going to have a training block to build up his fitness, so it's not as if...
Forum: Politics 12-04-2014, 14:19
Replies: 40
Views: 1,154
Posted By *Sparkle*
Are you under the impression they don't do much...

Are you under the impression they don't do much business in the UK?
Forum: Politics 12-04-2014, 11:18
Replies: 40
Views: 1,154
Posted By *Sparkle*
I'd agree, though even tax avoidance that turns...

I'd agree, though even tax avoidance that turns out to be evasion once it's reviewed, isn't all the same. Some would very obviously be tax evasion after the tax man had his say, and in those cases,...
Forum: Politics 12-04-2014, 10:32
Replies: 646
Views: 15,338
Posted By *Sparkle*
They were definitely around when I was young. I...

They were definitely around when I was young. I realise there are some differences, but for me the general concept of giving pensioners free bus travel is a good thing.



Well said.

I'd add to...
Forum: General Discussion 12-04-2014, 10:04
Replies: 31
Views: 1,416
Posted By *Sparkle*
"They" have been doing it with all drugs. That's...

"They" have been doing it with all drugs. That's the problem. Some of those drugs are effective, while some are made to look more effective than they are. It's not all about trying to con the...
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