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JoePablo

Member since Mar 2009 • Last active May 2021
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Lurking in the hills out near Oxford since 2009.

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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Just Like you by Viagra Boys. I wanted to link to the 'live' version it but doesn't load here - still worth searching out on YT

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzonMj2H­WAs

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    You're right the routing doesn't look ideal but the direct mount brakes have good modulation and are definitely a step up from the older dual pivot ones on my #1SS. Probably helps having clean, fresh cables. For me the only downside with them is the extra bracing bridge that they need behind the calipers. A bit clunky looking but again its just aesthetics - function wise they're great.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I was lucky. I think it was the last 54 they had at Sigma Sport. TBH, it's a far better bike than I'll ever be as a rider.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Keeps the weight down and I'm never going to be riding on the continent so who needs disc brakes anyway? Just need to sort out some light alloy wheels for the summer.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Aesthetics aside, the dropped seatstay and seatpost clamp below the top tube on the #3 SS means that there is at least 6cm more seatpost and probably at least 8cm above the clamp on the #3 SS compared with the #1 SS (perspective in the photo doesn't really show the difference that well). The #3 is noticeably more comfortable than the #1 without loss of apparent stiffness, so I'm happy with the change in geometry.

  • in COVID-19
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    The modelling makes assumptions about vaccine efficacy against severe disease, disease, and infection for both the AZ & PF vaccines, vaccine uptake rates, and reduction in lockdown measures. As they say "Our results are highly dependent on the assumed (optimistic) vaccine efficacy, uptake, and rollout speed".

    There isn't a breakdown of where deaths will occur in terms of the split between those vaccinated and those unvaccinated, or in terms of age profiles. My guess would be that future deaths will still broadly follow the age distribution we've seen up until now, but as you say with additional deaths associated with cohorts who don't get vaccinated for whatever reason and particularly older members of those groups.

    The study doesn't suggest that the vaccines are any less effective than has already been shown. It just demonstrates how even slightly imperfect vaccine efficacy has an effect on serious illness across a large population.

  • in COVID-19
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    That's right - the modelling makes no assumptions about returns to lockdown. They model 5 scenarios of release from lockdown where the main difference between each scenario is the rate of relaxation of different aspects of the lockdown. Abrupt ending of all current restrictions at the end of April is predicted to produce another wave. Even the slowest easing ending in early August is modelled to lead to a small wave next autumn

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    https://www.livescience.com/toilet-paper­-history.html

    "Greeks may have also wiped with ostraka, ceramic pieces that they inscribed with the names of their enemies when voting to ostracize them. After the vote, they may have wiped their feces on their enemies’ names."

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    That's the one - too many media platforms to keep track of

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