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kimchi

Member since Jan 2012 • Last active Mar 2021
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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Frequent busses in to Chippenham from corsham if that helps. Other option is Bath - bit further down the line but still <90 mins by train in to London. It’s pricey in parts but still lots cheaper than London, easy to access the stations via public transport/bike, plenty to do and obviously an aggressively beautiful place to live. We’re very happy here atm - only reason we’re looking to move is to have some land.

  • in Wanted Adverts
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    Le Col are doing a referral deal where you refer a mate and if they spend more than a hundred quid on kit you Both get a free gilet - might be worth a go

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Live in Bath atm but looking to move to round Chippenham. It’s nice in terms of houses and has a good range of basic shops, but less on the cafe/restaurant/bar front and high street feels a tad ‘depressed’. Commutability to London is pretty solid with half hourly direct trains that take just over an hour.
    If you’re thinking Chippenham, have a look at corsham. It’s a lovely little market town, still very close to Chippenham to get the train (as long as you don’t mind a small drive/cycle), has nice houses and punches well above its weight in terms of restaurants/shops etc. Also a concerted campaign to reopen the train station there.
    Stroud and surrounding area is nice but equal parts fancy and alternative - I think Chippenham etc strike a happy balance.

  • in COVID-19
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    IANA virologist, but yes I’m sure it will as I think it’s probably the whole range of measures that have helped this rather than one in particular, and most of those will be stopped/eroded over time. Will be interested to see if the precautions in hospital that we now have to take make any difference to in-hospital flu transmission, as I can’t see them being lifted any time soon.

  • in COVID-19
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    As per my post a while back upthread, anecdotally bad ‘reactions’ (<24 hrs flu-like symptoms) seem to be common, especially with Pfizer, happen after the first dose generally if you’ve had Covid or after the second if you haven’t, and are less prevalent in older people. It’s been suggested that this is due to your body mounting an immune response to the protein that the Pfizer vaccine makes you produce, and as older people have generally weaker immune systems the response isn’t as strong.
    Regarding flu, it’s a droplet-spread respiratory virus so it follows that the restrictions that stop Covid (also a droplet-spread respiratory virus) also stop flu. It’s remarkable how flu seems to have been stopped in its tracks, but the large-scale PHE data is reflected in what’s going on on the ground - my trust haven’t had a single flu case so far this flu season, where they’d normally expect to have whole wards of flu-positive patients for a lot of the winter.

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    in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    That’s a madness!

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    Dibs hope brakes (particularly the one-pot, lever and rotors) if you’re happy to post - would do forum donation etc as well. If someone else wants to take the 3-pot they’re very welcome.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I think everything everything now out of stock - do you know when they’re getting more in? Cheers

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    Will get on it! Speaking of this, is Wray & Nephew ever reduced? Sainos seem to hold it stubbornly at £26

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Don’t know if picked up on here before, but spotted a neat hack from Kenji - you can turn some gas hobs in to passable (by domestic standards) wok-burners by taking the diffuser ring off. Works surprisingly well with the heat concentrated in the middle and has definitely upped my wok-hey game.

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