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Member Since 02 Jan 2004
Offline Last Active Jul 22 2011 03:52 PM

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In Topic: Schoolgirl's rickets blamed on sunscreen

28 January 2011 - 09:59 AM

Who uses sunblock in the UK? And factor 50? Seriously, this isn't the Valley of the Kings.

The only time I've regretted not using sunblock here are the couple of times I've spent trekking mountains - because you get exposed to the sun quite a lot then.

In Topic: Tea Party wants to rewrite history about slavery and minorities

20 January 2011 - 11:46 AM

Mike_ - your signature is too wide. It'll rape the tables for people on lower resolutions and render your posts unreadable.

I wanted to go into teaching too. Still do, but once again I have found myself in the wrong place at the wrong time. This is the first year that Sheffield University has not offered the primary PGCE, which is what I wanted to do, so if I want to carry on with this I'm going to have to move. I love this city, but it's infuriating beyond reason.

It takes one year to complete a PGCE. Man up and move out.

In Topic: Total waste of time...

17 January 2011 - 02:05 PM

Very amusing.

In reality though, as an example if you can already play the violin and the guitar, moving on to pick up mandolin is pretty easy, as the tuning/finger positions are all very similar to the violin, whereas the instrument is played much like the guitar.

In Topic: Student goes to federal prison for hacking Sarah Palin's e-mail

16 January 2011 - 12:30 PM

Guessing security questions isn't exactly hacking.

In any case, the stupid woman should have been more careful about what her security questions were. If you're a prominant politician, you can't make it easy for people.

In Topic: Total waste of time...

16 January 2011 - 12:28 PM

Not really. I play quite a few strings. Once you're familiar with one family of instruments it's quite easy to pick up another that's not too disimilar.