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VERY SAD about Christmas ... BUT

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I've been in a bubble of 2 since mid March. We have no siblings, both died, or children and mercifully our elderly parents are happily departed, the last in June 2019.
Last bar/resto was early October in France. 1 person in house since March to fit broadband. Haven't been in anyone other house since mid Feb in Lauterbrunnen. Only distanced neighbourly chats in street over glass of wine. We had a 14 day lock down weekend on return from France in mid Oct and have both had UCL/NHS research C19 tests - one antigen and one antibody. Both negative. Excursions to shops are just about weekly to stock up - we're not ones for aimlessly browsing the department stores in crowded centres and streets. Our winters in CH are essential to mental health and being in UK in Jan-March just fills me with horror. So we are planning/itching/desperate to go.
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Sorry as a flame war this is barely a skirmish. Years ago I remember the first one I ever encountered on a newsgroup between geologists and fundemental christians.
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 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Flee the UK while you can!

http://youtube.com/v/1t-G0Lee78c
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PeakyB wrote:
@davidof,
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The responses are hilarious, talk about getting torn a new one. The snowheads owners club should avoid.


Page 4 of that amusing Singletrack thread includes:

‘ So, are we all heading over to Snowheads and liven up that thread that was either reposted or ‘copied’ as the generalist alleges?
I’m up for a good old fashioned inter forum troll.’

...and...

‘ Wouldn’t it be better to copy the OPs post onto Mumsnet?

NO. BAD EDDIE!!!!! Snigger.’

...and...

‘ We could always do both. Can we set mumsnet on that skiing forum? Basically bait mumsnet into posting in that thread and then sit back and watch the lols fly?
Break out the whisky and cigars boys, we’ve got a flame war to plan.’



Taking sad to whole ‘nother level. This is the best they could come up with? Laughing
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@valais2, Don't let the petty jealousy get you down. Personally I'm burning vacation days which must be used by end of calendar year staring at rain out of the window or just getting wet when ordinarily I'd be skiing. Technically it may have been possible to go to CH and have a couple of weeks it didn't feel right to me either ( and not zero risk either).

Basically I gambled and lost on leave this year. Compared to what many have been through this year and will still go through it's a triviality so I can easily get thru with a bit of Red Bull TV ski movies etc
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Thanks DOTM - yep burning those days is a common theme...it's both trivial in the face of what's happening and a shame at the same time. I am focussing on getting out on the singletrack - 5mm of verglas on the bike two weekends ago, getting quite hardened up....
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@johnE,
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I ever encountered on a newsgroup between geologists and fundemental christians.


Between a rock and a hard place?
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Rock and roll away the stone?

Cross-bedding?

Both obsessed with the output of fiery sulphuric furnaces?
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PeakyB wrote:

Between a rock and a hard place?


Made me think of this...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-55273677
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@valais2, If you are thinking of having more children let me know as I'm available to be adopted!

Being very old I was involved in one of the first flame wars on the internet!

https://groups.google.com/forum/?_escaped_fragment_=msg/comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.strategic/E7q27JJGvJ4/-yBvVpl9HpIJ#!msg/comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.strategic/E7q27JJGvJ4/-yBvVpl9HpIJ

'Dr' Derek Smart - I've spoken to him a few times - great experience Toofy Grin
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Bergmeister wrote:
rob@rar wrote:
@TheGeneralist, did you copy that post from here to Singletrack?


Shocked Shocked

Cards on table time....

Tick tock. Tick tock.

Puzzled
I'm guessing it will be a long wait. What a jerk.
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russ e - I wasn't sure if 'Derek Smart' was an amusing fabrication and wordplay - then a quick search showed the bizarre nature of this world, to which you point:

from Wikipedia
...Computer Games Magazine wrote that "over time, his reputation as an online defender of his games and unabashed pistol-whipper of his enemies overshadows the games themselves".[9] A 2012 in-depth article regarding the disconnect between his real life and his online alter-ego was written by media veteran Russ Pitts and published by Polygon.[10]

I was particularly amused by this comment by Russ Pitts (no relation?)

"If I fed my dog a set of Scrabble tiles he could have crapped a better manual," Gamespot's Liam McDonald wrote. "There is too much going on in too many places, and none of it is well-crafted. A messy network of screens, pop-up boxes, and function keys make managing even the most rudimentary functions a chore. Nothing is smoothly integrated or intuitive."
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I can see the competition is really hotting up this year, at this rate Weathercam could even lose the championship.
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DB wrote:
I can see the competition is really hotting up this year, at this rate Weathercam could even lose the championship.
Laughing Laughing
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Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
valais2 wrote:
russ e - I wasn't sure if 'Derek Smart' was an amusing fabrication and wordplay - then a quick search showed the bizarre nature of this world, to which you point:

from Wikipedia
...Computer Games Magazine wrote that "over time, his reputation as an online defender of his games and unabashed pistol-whipper of his enemies overshadows the games themselves".[9] A 2012 in-depth article regarding the disconnect between his real life and his online alter-ego was written by media veteran Russ Pitts and published by Polygon.[10]

I was particularly amused by this comment by Russ Pitts (no relation?)

"If I fed my dog a set of Scrabble tiles he could have crapped a better manual," Gamespot's Liam McDonald wrote. "There is too much going on in too many places, and none of it is well-crafted. A messy network of screens, pop-up boxes, and function keys make managing even the most rudimentary functions a chore. Nothing is smoothly integrated or intuitive."


Sorry I'm not Russ Pitts, I just worked at a Software Company that supplied the copy protection to one of his games. I've been on the end of a few of his rants though Smile
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russ e - that does NOT sound like a good experience....
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@Hurtle, ...in social science they moved quickly from counting the number of citations of any paper to a system based on positive and negative citation. For obvious reasons; something terribly wrong could be citied more than something putatively right - I am not going to take any plaudits for number of views under these circumstances....any prize or accolade goes straight to Weathercam and the hounds....
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DB wrote:
I can see the competition is really hotting up this year, at this rate Weathercam could even lose the championship.


Oh...the consistent form will prevail I'm sure
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Bergmeister wrote:
rob@rar wrote:
@TheGeneralist, did you copy that post from here to Singletrack?


Shocked Shocked

Cards on table time....

Tick tock. Tick tock.

Puzzled
I'm guessing it will be a long wait. What a jerk.


Sorry for the delay. I was really intrigued by valais' initial post for the reasons stated and then intrigued by the general lack of insight from other snowheads about how weird it seemed.

I've often thought that SH and STW were very different in their values and perspectives and had been meaning to discuss it at various points. When this post came up I thought the easiest and cleanest way to find out what people thought was to just repost it verbatim.

As someone above said, many of the STW responses are comedy gold, and have really restored my faith in the perspective of the general population.
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GlasgowCyclops wrote:
I'm trying to work out where I stand in the Elitist scale.

I live in Glasgow.... is that a -1
I live in a nice part of Glasgow +1
I have a flat in a tenement -1
I have two bathrooms +1
I drive a Ford Focus 1.6 -1
I shop in Waitrose +1
I shop in Tesco,Iceland, Aldi Lidl -4
I'm still in work. +1
I work in the medical industry and have to quarantine for 2 weeks every time I'm in field -1

So looks like I'm -4 on the Elitest scale

Oh I forgot, I post on SH +1000

So I am an Elitest lady's front bottom. ????


You forgot to add your avios points. Toofy Grin
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restored my faith in the perspective of the general population.


From a snowsports forum and a bicycle forum?! Laughing
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You forgot to add your avios points.


Laughing
That alone would put him in with JRMogg.
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TheGeneralist wrote:
When this post came up I thought the easiest and cleanest way to find out what people thought was to just repost it verbatim.
So you took a post from this forum and posted it on another forum in order to mock the snowHeads who posted it here? Or did you post it with the intention that the Singletrack crowd come across to snowHeads to bully a poster here?

That's fecking astonishing.
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@GlasgowCyclops, don't like to correct you - I know you are a well-versed professional. But shopping at Waitrose is +5.
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AL9000 wrote:
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You forgot to add your avios points.


Laughing
That alone would put him in with JRMogg.


I couldn't think of anyone heinous enough to compare with but that'll do perfectly Toofy Grin
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@TheGeneralist,
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I've often thought that SH and STW were very different in their values and perspectives and had been meaning to discuss it at various points.


Credit for returning to the thread, your cunning disguise having been sussed.

Are you unaware of the big overlap, in that lots and lots of skiers/boarders are also mountain bikers and/or road cyclists?

Perhaps those same people have a switch on their head, that flicks between different values and perspectives, depending what mode of transport they’re on at the time?
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@rob@rar,
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So you took a post from this forum and posted it on another forum in order to mock the snowHeads who posted it here? Or did you post it with the intention that the Singletrack crowd come across to snowHeads to bully a poster here?


Don’t forget they were going to lure Mumsnet into their web of deceit.
Laughing
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So you took a post from this forum and posted it on another forum in order to mock the snowHeads who posted it here?


No. As I've already said, I posted it to try to find out what another bunch of people thought. To take it outside the SH echo chamber, so to speak.


Quote:


Or did you post it with the intention that the Singletrack crowd come across to snowHeads to bully a poster here

Nope.
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PeakyB wrote:
Don’t forget they were going to lure Mumsnet into their web of deceit.
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Aren't they quite hardcore, that crowd?

It's like I've stumbled in to the mind of a 14 year old, or someone with a real bad case of socialmediaitus.
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TheGeneralist wrote:
No. As I've already said, I posted it to try to find out what another bunch of people thought.
You thought that post worthy of analysis by other people, maybe because you couldn't make up your own mind about it? Really?

Wow.
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Are you unaware of the big overlap, in that lots and lots of skiers/boarders are also mountain bikers and/or road cyclists?

Of course not. Don't be daft. RTFUsername Happy



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Perhaps those same people have a switch on their head, that flicks between different values and perspectives, depending what mode of transport they’re on at the time?


What might be interesting is whether the same people flicks between different values and perspectives, depending what forum they’re on at the time?
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PeakyB wrote:
@rob@rar,
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So you took a post from this forum and posted it on another forum in order to mock the snowHeads who posted it here? Or did you post it with the intention that the Singletrack crowd come across to snowHeads to bully a poster here?


Don’t forget they were going to lure Mumsnet into their web of deceit.
Laughing


You see, it’s that the kind of high-IQ uber-clever Evil genius, worthy of a Bond villain, that put the Great in GB.
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Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Quote:

You thought that post worthy of analysis by other people, maybe because you couldn't make up your own mind about it? Really?

Wow.

No. I had made up my mind what my view was. But I was interested in whether that was just my skewed perspective or not, or snowheads skewed perspective. I wanted to get views from other people in order to challenge/ support/ perhaps even change my understanding
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worthy of analysis by other people,


Well, they’re MAMILs, so close enough. Fortunately they’re not up their own echo chamber....at all.
Genius I tell you. Laughing
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@adithorp, Oh Yes that will throw it off the scale. +1000 again Happy

I do remember when Buy on Board started on BA and when I was buying with AVIOS they had to check you had enough before opening the G'n'T. He looked and said, yep I think 300,000 is enough Happy

That is how `I pay for SH bashes flights etc etc.
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TheGeneralist wrote:
No. I had made up my mind what my view was. But I was interested in whether that was just my skewed perspective or not, or snowheads skewed perspective. I wanted to get views from other people in order to challenge/ support/ perhaps even change my understanding
OK. Not sure if other people believe that, I certainly don't. Bizarre behaviour. I think it was done to bully him, but if you need to crowd source your opinions good luck with that.
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A bit rich trolling for comments on a forum where a number of posters will have about a £10k bike quiver and a deluxe van or big SUV to carry them around in/on.

Suspect they'll hardly be downgrading to Halfords specials to free up cash to feed the starving kiddywinks because they are all salt of the earth types and sHs are stuck up poshos.


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PeakyB wrote:
@rob@rar,
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So you took a post from this forum and posted it on another forum in order to mock the snowHeads who posted it here? Or did you post it with the intention that the Singletrack crowd come across to snowHeads to bully a poster here?


Don’t forget they were going to lure Mumsnet into their web of deceit.
Laughing


We have to be careful as history repeats itself. This is reminiscent of that other great battle when the Polish, Austrians & Germans joined forces to defeat the turks during the battle of Vienna (1683).
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@Dave of the Marmottes, A friend got hooked, briefly, for the London to Brighton. Lyrca, silly shades, the lot. I tried out his SpecialNeeds £2k carbon-something bicycle and I must say I was very impressed with it.

When/if one comes up on eBay (not nicked of course!) I might be tempted. Toofy Grin
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@TheGeneralist,
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What might be interesting is whether the same people flicks between different values and perspectives, depending what forum they’re on at the time?


I look forward to reading your thesis on that in due course.
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