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Member since Dec 2011 • Last active Apr 2020

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  • in COVID-19
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    I paid for a year upfront of internet and knew it ran out round about now, but was still surprised/annoyed/bemused this morning when I got up for my annual review with my boss and found the internet had fucking expired. Stupid telecom company agent isn't answering my messages either. I'm over WFH.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Cool, I'll try with a different internet set up (all manner of internet woes here). Thank you!

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    Too cold for ice cream for me yet... oreos however...

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    OMG this is phenomenal! Thank you so much. I'm going to write it all up and put it on my fridge to force myself to do it. #rep

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Yes, I read that too, once you do it the first time it's much easier to do it again and again and again. Running is so dumb. Got any proprioception exercises you could recommend?

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Oh cool thanks - don't suppose you have a copy of it (paywall)? I don't know if it's torn, when I did it a few years ago I heard it snap and had really pronounced bruising (also it REALLY hurt) so this definitely feels less serious. Just annoying that it's dragging on.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Soooooo... I fell in a hole while running on the towpath back at the beginning of Feb (I shouldn't have been running anyway as I had a suspected stress fracture at the time so it serves me right) and sprained my ankle. I ignored it for a few days and only admitted that I'd hurt it when it swelled up to the point that other people commented on it. It's not really got much better, it's gone down a lot but it's still visibly swollen. Hurts quite a bit. I do the whole RICE thing (working from makes this easy) but I'd like to do some exercises to strengthen it as this is the 3rd (4th? can't remember) time I've sprained this ankle. Physio is awkward in the special times we're living through, so I thought I'd ask the internet. Any advice?

  • in COVID-19
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    India has just announced a 21 day nationwide lockdown. Meanwhile, Hubei Province will start to open next week, and Wuhan the week after. A friend of mine went back to Wuhan for the holidays, travelling with a colleague (that she doesn't know particularly well) of hers who lives in a city beyond Wuhan - they have been stuck in her parents 1 bed flat ever since (a day or two over 2 months now...), with her parents and at least one grandparent.

  • in COVID-19
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    They're treated exactly the same - everyone arriving in Shanghai is now tested on arrival, whatever passport they hold. In Beijing everyone is quarantined, here in SH they decide if you need to be but anyone coming from 16 specific countries must quarantine. The shanghai newspaper publishes a list of all the new cases every day, listing where the people are from and nationality. Anecdotally, the planes are full of mainly Chinese nationals returning from overseas (students etc).

    It's soooo easy to forget Chinese, the number of times I've stated at a character knowing I've written out the bastard thing 100 times but still can't recall it right there and then...

  • in COVID-19
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    I would highly recommend this, the Edo and Meiji periods are super interesting and give a lot of insight into modern Japan (imo). #historynerdalert

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