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AWu-Tang

Member since Aug 2014 • Last active Feb 2020
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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    These are ace. I demolished the whole series in no time, I really enjoyed the whole lot.

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    And a fourth please if there are more...

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    I agree with you, especially with this;

    you're arbitrarily citing the properties of a physical book as advantages in themselves. Some of those are purely sentimental/nostalgic associations.

    (I hope that quote worked) but in my defense, my response was subjective. I wasn't aiming to be objective, but to me those things are important.

    I genuinely enjoy lending out a favorite book, or looking at book shelves to decide what might deserve a re-read, or just holding a paperback. It has however made moving house a pain in the arse.

    I read a lot on the kindle, and often have kindle versions of books as well as physical. The kindle screen is a fantastic way to read, massively superior to a tablet/phone, but that again is not based on anything more than my opinion.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Forgot to say I love my Kindle now.

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    Nothing is as good as a real book, however I have 2 Kindles for travel etc. I realised it was a good idea to get one when I was planning my holiday kit around fitting the books in... Also great for trains, commuting and stuff.

    The bad side, is you cant lend out like you would a book, of scan the bookshelves, or feel the paper in hand, or know by touch where you are in the book etc.

    In short; a useful tool, not as good as a book.

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    I have a lot of sympathy for the level of recurrence some on here are having. I dont get anything like the frequency but I do get some particularly brutal mouth ulcers, often bigger than a 5p, when i'm extra stressed and suffering from poor sleep.

    The link with sugary food is noticeable but lead to much smaller issues, likewise ill sometimes get a small ulcer or two if coming down with something.

    When I was a teenager I was referred to specialist as I had a massive single ulcer in the join between tongue mouth. They were pretty dismissive, offered no special treatments beyond saying salt water would be helpful and Anbesol 15 min before eating to take the edge off. I basically still do this whenever anything kicks off, and I always have Anbesol at home in case, It hurts a lot when you put it on, but the pain fades and you get some merciful relief for a while.

    My dad, grandad, uncle and sister are all similar sufferers.

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    Finally got a phone with a passable camera. Thought I'd join in one plus 7.

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    Finally got a phone with a passable camera. Thought I'd join in.

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    Another vote for 3 body problem.
    Also the Paolo Bacigalupi books, The water knife, and Wind Up Girl. I enjoyed them, found them both to be page turners, but I can see that they are not for everyone.

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    Thanks, Sunday was pretty hard. I'll give intermittent fasting a Google, see how it would synch with my everyday.

    I play football once a week, mainly as a kick about with friends, but my main excersize is playing hockey and training for that. It requires quite a lot of planning to fit food around at the best of times, which is what led me to the structure of the 5.2.

    I have gained 0kg, but lost none either. Small steps.

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