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Howard

Member since Jun 2010 • Last active Feb 2019

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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Yeah. It's always a WTF moment when they show the tabloid front pages.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    On the one hand, I get it - that the Sun can get away with disingenuously positioning 'the objective truth in that it was true that these words were uttered by some guy' as 'the reportable truth of the matter' - is frustrating.

    But on the other they are reporting that some guy said something or it looked like some guy did something. It's how they put breakfast on the table, and I think describing it as misinformation overstates the paper's credibility as a source of 'News'.

    That said, you have to convince some Sun readers to get elected as PM.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I mean, the press being critical of Corbyn and his leadership does not equal publishing misinformation, it's something else.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Misinformation and misrepresentation against the Corbyn opposition is pretty well documented.

    Presumably the misinformation was then retracted by the mainstream media outlets that published it when they learned that they had published falsehoods regarding the leader of the opposition or the opposition and its policies?

    Edit: I think these links are to articles that answer a different question.

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    I think it's fair to say Corbyn has been kicked from pillar to post.

    Well yeah. This is what happens to highly visible public figures even before you factor in that Corbyn has followed a career path that typically doesn't result being the leader of the opposition and 'PM in waiting'.

    To run the show, you need to have believed that you can run the show for some time, and over that time, you would have needed to have taken actions and made decisions mindful of your ambition*. Corbyn did not do that (or rather, his ambition wasn't to run the show), and neither I think did Milliband - they were kind of opportunistic in their leadership bids which whilst is fine, kinda, it does not grant you any kind of media 'free pass' - the opposite in fact. You have a credibility debt.

    misinformation in the press surrounding Corbyn

    Out of interest, what misinformation? Is it possible to list it, or is it just a sense of it?

    * as an aside, as I understand it apparently May always believed she could be PM and she wanted to be PM. She was in Cameron's cabinet because she was a direct threat to him as leader. She was in the tent pissing out.

  • in Rides & Races
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    Thanks Brexit

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Upgrade all the things!

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    There’s some info on crank options here

    https://forums.mtbr.com/cannondale/f-si-­crank-options-1026662.html

    And some lfgss dickheads you might recognise.

    The Tl:dr on a new crank for an ai frame is to use cannondale’s cranks and ai specific chainrings.

    ‘Normally’ built up wheels can be re-dished to / from ai unless the builder was either extremely accurate and wasted no spoke thread or mucked the wheelbuilder up in exactly the opposite way you need to re-dish. Mavic aluminium system wheels cannot but that’s probably a moot point here.

    I’m not sure if you could use your crank on a normal frame - it might be ai specific. Or at least the chainring will be. I wouldn’t have a frame built up as Ai because boost gets the same result and everyone has adopted that.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Hah same with 1TB SSD. Almost got a maxed out Air but didn’t think the weight and size decrease was worth it.

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    I just relented and ordered a new MBP, so yeah, they will immediately update the whole range to spite me.

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