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jsabine

Member since Feb 2009 • Last active Sep 2021

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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    It's pretty much 30 pages of aspirations and platitudes. I didn't find much to disagree with in it (though there are many parts where going further would have established clearer principles), but we can all agree that motherhood and apple pie are good things ...

    It's shy of detailed policy (fair enough, it's not a manifesto), it's shy of anything that's actionable, and it's shy of anything that could even form a decent slogan.

  • in Wanted Adverts
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    Think I've got one, possibly Marchisio, bought on a whim. Not entirely sure where it is.

  • in Edinburgh
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    I'd hoped that the mention of consular services, and a medical centre opposite, and a red flag out front, might help as clues too ...

    Go get it. I have no idea where it is.

    I'm in London ... Happened to be in Edinburgh the day it was posted, happened to be outside it the following day. Had a camera, didn't have a bike

  • in Edinburgh
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    This has stalled quite a bit, hasn't it? Did wonder if I should have tried to get the red flag out front in my pic.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    María Mendiola, 69. One half of Baccara whose massive 70’s hit Yes Sir I Can Boogie was one this teenager of the era’s favourite songs.

    You've put it in the right place as far as the phrase that it occurs in goes, but the grammar is indeed off. I'd re-formulate to:

    '... was one of this teenager's favourite songs of the era.'

    I think there's a slightly different nuance in the original, and would prefer:
    '... was one of the favourite songs of this teenager of the era.'

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    Clearly not before lunchtime, or even the same day - apologies.

    Pic of the Aire on the Spa website looks to me as though it's got more cutaway sides, and a link underneath similar to the Swallow - https://www.spacycles.co.uk/m18b0s204p26­69/SPA-CYCLES-Aire-Leather-Saddle

    Just PMing a reply

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I suppose I'm only trying to illustrate that a lot is down to you and your own personality/wants/needs rather than the school you go to.

    Bullshit.

    Fairly sure there's a good bit of research indicating that the single most important factor in kids' educational attainment is how engaged their parents are.

    Obviously that's 'single most,' with many competing, there are confounding factors and plenty of outliers, and it's educational attainment rather than future progression, so it adds little more than 'it's complicated ...' to the discussion.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Surgery is probably going to be the best answer for that, just lose a bit of length from the appropriate arm and you'll be golden.

    I can't really judge the scale, but if it's only up to a third of an inch or so you'll probably get away with the quick and dirty option of having it taken off your fingertips.

    If it's any longer than that though, it's just the same principle as shortening the sleeves of a jacket and you're much better having your arms taken in from the shoulders - more work, but the final result really is worth the extra effort.

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    Any reason people can't just transfer money to a bank account/paypal account?

    Problem with the auto card reader/tipjar system I guess is going to be reconciling payments - was it Jo or Joe who paid the three quid today?

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