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by Angua
Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:25 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: ACA Lives For Another Year
Replies: 79
Views: 1699

Re: ACA Lives For Another Year

NICE still approves recommended treatments using QALYs in the UK.
by Angua
Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:19 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: ACA Lives For Another Year
Replies: 79
Views: 1699

Re: ACA Lives For Another Year

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-39388815 Trump blames the democrats - they couldn't get 1 democrat to vote for it. Oh dear. Pity about the majority of republicans you had who couldn't have voted as well. Also, I love this quote We learned about loyalty; we learned a lot about the vote-get...
by Angua
Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:23 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: So there is this guy who can run the fastest (The Flash)
Replies: 66
Views: 13691

Re: So there is this guy who can run the fastest (The Flash)

I was kind of disappointed.

There was not enough singing. I wanted the only way to convince [redacted] to [redacted] to be to burst in to song, and both Barry and Kara being all 'not again'.

It was super cute though.
by Angua
Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13564
Views: 1583790

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Also, the Cubs finally won the world series.
by Angua
Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:44 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 233
Views: 10141

Re: Science-based what-if questions

No, but then you still have the problems matching up the circulations. Anyway, a kidney transplant is the way you should go. Dialysis is not a good permanent solution, and we're describing a scenario where you have someone who's a match. Also, for the identical twin cancer thing - I don't think so. ...
by Angua
Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2460
Views: 252225

Re: The Darker Side of the News

I mean, if they're giving the argument that if they'd told the women they might have had an abortion, that's pretty explicit rather than 'there are lots of things to mention and I just forgot this specific one.
by Angua
Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2460
Views: 252225

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Wtf is up with the US medical ethics system http://gizmodo.com/texas-senate-passes-bill-allowing-doctors-to-withhold-i-1793505625?utm_campaign=socialflow_gizmodo_facebook&utm_source=gizmodo_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow Might be missing something, but what does this have to do with medical...
by Angua
Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2460
Views: 252225

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Wtf is up with the US medical ethics system http://gizmodo.com/texas-senate-passes- ... socialflow
by Angua
Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:48 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 233
Views: 10141

Re: Science-based what-if questions

That would effectively be the same as a transplant. Ignoring the problems getting the two circulatory systems to function together you'd run into tissue rejection. It's also hard to get blood types that match up exactly - you've got all the random ones like Kell and Duffy that start being a problem ...
by Angua
Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2460
Views: 252225

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Dude, seriously???? Also, Nigeria didn't really have a problem with Ebola (they actually stopped it propagating extremely effectively). But, you know, please continue. Also, it's a good thing that the US has no problems with oil pipes and tribal conflicts. Certainly no racial tension in the West wha...
by Angua
Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:43 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Tea Snobbery
Replies: 351
Views: 95311

Re: Tea Snobbery

Sorrel is made from hibiscus flowers and would go well with allspice. Sorrel the drink is made ( at least in nevis) from sorrel, cloves, ginger and allspice but I bet you'd be fine with any combination. Due to the lack of allspice leaves in England (and buying thr berries online too much of a faff) ...
by Angua
Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Random natterings
Replies: 89482
Views: 4877640

Re: Random natterings

I think I've solved spontaneous human combustion.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-39308748
by Angua
Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2460
Views: 252225

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Well, this is a new horror.

People send strobing tweets to person with epilepsy, hoping to trigger seizures (and possibly death). Thankfully, the police have held the instigator.
by Angua
Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:59 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Is this really the best way to deal with an asteroid?
Replies: 13
Views: 522

Re: Is this really the best way to deal with an asteroid?

I'm not disputing that fragmenting it will be difficult. I'm disputing that if we did have a magical way to fragment it to a 'cloud of fragments of the same aggregate mass and kinetic energy' that that would not be useful in the 'avoiding an extinction level event' sense.
by Angua
Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Is this really the best way to deal with an asteroid?
Replies: 13
Views: 522

Re: Is this really the best way to deal with an asteroid?

Surely it's the impact with the ground that's the problem though? Not the worry about it knocking the planet off course or something.
by Angua
Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:04 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Is this really the best way to deal with an asteroid?
Replies: 13
Views: 522

Re: Is this really the best way to deal with an asteroid?

Wouldn't a cloud be better though, because they'll burn up in the atmosphere? Get a great shooting star show though.
by Angua
Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:36 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Random natterings
Replies: 89482
Views: 4877640

Re: Random natterings

More of just a marker of the anniversary of Sir Terry's death.

But, modmadness - I'll admitted I'd kind of forgotten about this until now.
by Angua
Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:05 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Random natterings
Replies: 89482
Views: 4877640

Re: Random natterings

On the bright side, the trailer that dropped last night looks pretty awesome.

My hopes are climbing. I hope DC doesn't screw this up.
by Angua
Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Random natterings
Replies: 89482
Views: 4877640

Re: Random natterings

It was nice seeing the main (possibly only) poster inside a bank window being a gay couple hugging with 'He said yes! Now for the next big step' (which I assume is getting a mortgage together). I'm glad that non-heteronormative things are becoming more common . Also, I was super happy when I saw a w...
by Angua
Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:30 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Logan
Replies: 38
Views: 1404

Re: Logan

It's rated 15 in the UK.

But yes, violent and sweary. No sexual stuff.
by Angua
Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:53 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Miscellaneous language questions
Replies: 240
Views: 13982

Re: Miscellaneous language questions

What about ludicrous? I say that as /j/ I'm not sure about lute, both sound ok to me.

I don't think I've ever heard SCUBA with the u pronounced that was though.
by Angua
Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Random natterings
Replies: 89482
Views: 4877640

Re: Random natterings

A piglike creature with a thick pelt? Keep in mind that these are short stories that often don't get a cover to themselves. I've certainly never seen the one in the wiki article before today.
by Angua
Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Random natterings
Replies: 89482
Views: 4877640

Re: Random natterings

Look up ' Beyond lies the Wub' and 'Not by the cover' by Philip K Dick.
by Angua
Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Random natterings
Replies: 89482
Views: 4877640

Re: Random natterings

How have I just noticed that Swinub is obviously based on a Wub???
by Angua
Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Today I Learned
Replies: 13088
Views: 1000266

Re: Today I Learned

Jumble wrote:Go you! Apparently, as I had a massive blood transfusion in the 90s when I fell down some stairs and nearly bled out, it is assumed I am mostly insane bovine. Therefore I no longer save anyones life (directly).

On the bright side, you could probably sign up to malaria vaccine trials guilt free :P
by Angua
Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:31 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1045
Views: 41162

Re: Trump presidency

This is a weird one. A British Muslim school teacher was not allowed on a flight to the US. He wasn't even a dual citizen.
by Angua
Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:50 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 521
Views: 145990

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

Grop wrote:
Angua wrote:FEB-ru-ARY


The r in ru in pronunced right?
yes
by Angua
Mon Feb 20, 2017 4:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1045
Views: 41162

Re: Trump presidency

Where Melania Trump pretty much admits to the fact that being in the White House is a great business opportunity. The timing of the story was particularly injurious, according to the lawsuit, considering that Mrs. Trump “had the unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, as an extremely famous and wel...
by Angua
Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:15 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Today I Learned
Replies: 13088
Views: 1000266

Re: Today I Learned

TIL: I have never had CMV.

Apparently my blood saves baby's lives.
by Angua
Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:28 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 521
Views: 145990

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

OFF-ten
in-fra-RED
FEB-ru-ARY
CRAY-on

WEN-nss-day
by Angua
Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Random natterings
Replies: 89482
Views: 4877640

Re: Random natterings

I mostly back-read the big threads here. In this one I'm currently at April, 2014. So many things you guys don't know about yet. And I don't know what you're up to now. Not in this thread at least. Sending this message is a bit like messaging a planet 1.5 lightyears away (if there is such a planet)...
by Angua
Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1045
Views: 41162

Re: Trump presidency

I love the fact that the Swedish government has reached out to ask about this supposed terrorist attack that they've missed.
by Angua
Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:03 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 521
Views: 145990

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

Mega85 wrote:
flicky1991 wrote:I don't think I've ever heard anyone pronounce the first "r".


Yeah, me neither. It seems quite unnatural to me to pronounce the first "r".

Really?

I'm pretty sure I pronounce it. It's not particularly stressed, but it's definitely there.
by Angua
Sat Feb 18, 2017 7:44 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13564
Views: 1583790

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

I'm sure it's completely a coincidence that this is going on a few weeks into the presidency, but Hitler's phone is being auctioned in the US.
by Angua
Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:21 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2460
Views: 252225

Re: The Darker Side of the News

It looks like the problem is with the spillway to relieve pressure, not the main dam wall itself. Seems to imply that spillway might have been damaged in landslides that happened due to the large amount of rain. I'm guessing that it's a combination of that, plus the larger than expected amount of wa...
by Angua
Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Random natterings
Replies: 89482
Views: 4877640

Re: Random natterings

I keep seeing all the things about women in science on my facebook with the 'nevertheless, she persisted' and it reminds me of my supervisor for my third year project. She had originally been an engineer in South Africa, but when she moved to the UK for her husband's job, she ended up in biology doi...
by Angua
Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:54 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Language fleeting thoughts
Replies: 31
Views: 3473

Re: Language fleeting thoughts

I used to do that all the time when I was learning Russian (I started age 16, have learnt Spanish as a second language at school since I was 5). I think at first your brain just goes 'foreign language, must respond'. My grandmother said when she moved to Bolivia and learnt Spanish, at first she woul...

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