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Member since Mar 2008 • Last active Jul 2020

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    ^^ That's the ideal situation for someone who is able to respond healthily to the pressure it can create. I worry that the impact is profoundly negative in most cases, however.

    My personal conclusion... I’d rather spend time talking with someone who doesn’t automatically assume a position of unassailable authority.

    I think everyone would agree (unless you're going to someone for their expertise). Of course, you're just as likely to find people speaking with (misguided or not) authority on here as you are on a university campus.

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    Jesus Christ. Before you guys start making your very insightful and certainly psychologically robust claims into the superiority complexes which emerge from being "protected and untouchable" and/or the pervasiveness of Dunning-Kruger complexes amongst academics, do a quick google search for the precariousness of academic work, and the prevalence of mental health issues amongst those working higher education, and in particular, imposter syndrome.

    Starkey is a racist fuck who doesn't represent academia. He's hardly a typical academic. He represents himself.

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    Also, I've not read the article (and wouldn't claim to know enough to make a judgement about it), but antibodies are not the only source/method of measuring immunity: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/­2020.06.29.174888v1

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    The 17% of London thing was reported mid-May, so would have covered people positive in-and-before late April. The number of cases was dropping from at that point, but London is certainly higher than that now.

    The Spain numbers seem like outliers. There definitely needs to be more research done.

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    Yup... Five (maybe longer?) years in the making. Finished it up a couple of weeks ago. Been out for two rides.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    .....and then do nothing.

    Exactly.

    And cheers. I'd have done it already, to be fair, but there is no obvious way of working out who the management company is (as far as I can tell).

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    If private property is used to gain access to someone else's private property (a private lane to gain access to a garden) are the people who own the lane in anyway liable? Seems unlikely, but there is a CCTV camera pointing at my fence which would have captured a thief/some thieves nicking my bike. I don't mean liable in terms of the cost of any damages, but I'm just curious what type of help I can hope/expect to get from them (if I can even get in touch with them). I'm expecting none, to be honest.

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    You're around the corner form me (I'm just off Amhurst). Fuck. These. Fuckers.

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