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  1. The Mamas and the Papas Silver Apples War The Trashmen The Lovin Spoonful The Kills White Zombie Afrika Bambaataa and the Soul Sonic Force Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five Skrillex Deee-Lite Placebo Sparks Wheatus
  2. Think I was out of the country when Oasis rose to power so I can name maybe one of their songs. Whereas The Fall were such a feature of listening to John Peel.
  3. Yep. Could also add The Human League.
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    The best war film is ......

    A Matter of Life and Death, or maybe The Cruel Sea.
  5. Something to be proud of, I would have thought.
  6. Worst was a Mini Dooper - diesel engine had a narrow power band so if you were not in the right gear it felt sluggish. Also a bit soulless. I've been really lucky otherwise with cars. Panda twinair 4x4 was great - a car with character. Smart ForTwo with more powerful engine was fun. Currently have a BMW i3 and that is amazing: impressive acceleration, brilliant handling and tiny turning circle - can't imagine going back to a petrol engine.
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    But earlier you implied that since only one person in the large organisation you work for might have had covid-19 then this was a reason to doubt the danger. I work for a small organisation: one colleague has been very ill, her father died of it, and a ten year old was in hospital in a coma (he has recovered). From my perspective, anyone who suggests the media is exaggerating the danger is simply wrong.
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    Jeffery Epstein & Friends

    Some like it tot
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    Yes, agree entirely - that 1% will be mostly grandparents and parents, which seems forgotten when people say "Oh, it's just 1%, flu is as bad", etc. With regard to German school children not having covid-19 antibodies, that might mean they had the virus 2 months ago and now no longer have the antibodies (I stress "might").
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    Thanks for that - clearly sets out why the "kills just 1% of population" argument doesn't give the whole story.
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    And don't forget https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jul/08/warning-of-serious-brain-disorders-in-people-with-mild-covid-symptoms and https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jul/12/immunity-to-covid-19-could-be-lost-in-months-uk-study-suggests
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    The GF book thread

    I think the earlier ones are better - in the later books Butcher turns up the dial to 11 and it all gets a bit ridiculous (given it's a wizard who is a PI, etc).
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    Bioshock or Boarderlandss?

    Never could get into Bioshock, which annoys me as most people rate it highly. I do love Borderlands but it is pure FPS.
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    Sick of being Fat

    Almost finished reading "How not to diet" by Michael Greger - he's making no money from the book so he's not promoting any particular products. His website is here https://nutritionfacts.org/ This is long but covers much of the book https://nutritionfacts.org/audio/evidence-based-weight-loss/ Those of you on a keto diet really ought to listen to his podcast on it: https://nutritionfacts.org/video/are-keto-diets-safe/
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    The Space Thread

    the-weirdest-images-ever-taken-on-mars Don't panic - no dick pics here.