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  1. Musical Maths Quiz

    I just completed this quiz. My Score 25/100 My Time 75 seconds Revenge of the quizzer. 90% after my time and I hadn't even heard of half the artists. Oh well, anno domini.
  2. Man City Match Thread

    Bad time to concede.
  3. Man City Match Thread

    It looks like Man City have identified Simpson as a potential weak link, they keep trying to feed Sane. Despite that Man City know they're in a match. We're playing without fear.
  4. The crinkly music quiz no. 1

    It really did pack up in 1991. It's just that I can't remember anything after 1975.
  5. The crinkly music quiz no. 1

    My fault. One of my core skills is the ability to cause IT failures at a range of 200 miles.
  6. The crinkly music quiz no. 1

    The crinkly music quiz no. 1 We hadn't had a music quiz when I put this together so I thought I'd have a go. None of the music is recent as my trannie broke in 1991 and I didn't feel the need to replace it. For the younger posters a 'trannie' is a transistor radio, it's one way we used to listen to music before the Internet. So you don't have to be a crinkly to take this quiz... but it helps. Good luck and enjoy. Submitter Crinklyfox Type Graded Mode Time 5 minutes Total Questions 10 Category General Submitted 06/10/17  
  7. I just completed this quiz. My Score 50/100 My Time 76 seconds  
  8. After life

    There are billions of life forms on this planet, starting with amoebas and working up through plants, animals, etc. Are they all entitled to an afterlife? If not, what determines the qualification for an afterlife? For those who consider re-incarnation to be feasible how does this apply to lower forms of life than homo sapiens? And if it does, is there a limit (or can the millions of humble krill consumed every day look forward to a further punt at existence as another life form). For that line of reasoning if nothing else I find the concept of an afterlife non-credible.
  9. Are We Now Established?

    We were a 'yo-yo' club long before the 90s. We need to have sufficient quality in the squad season after season in order to be able to guarantee mid-table/top half finishes year after year. We're not there yet by a long way. We looked solid under MON for three seasons with top half finishes then were relegated.
  10. Stoke (A) Match Thread

    We're looking more dangerous than I've seen for quite a while. Every chance of another second half. Problem is, and I'm sorry to say it, is that the best left back that we've had for the last 30 years has lost form and is now a bit of a liability. So we could concede another as well.
  11. Any less than usual hobbies?

    I play bowls. I know that it's not particularly unusual but I'd be surprised if many folks had actually tried it. The majority of players in my club are retired but you'd be surprised how many younger players there are. Some of our best players are in their twenties and thirties and our current men's champion, although in his fifties, has been playing for over twenty years. It's an easy sport to play but a difficult one to play well. Give me twenty years (please) and I might get good at it.
  12. What grinds my gears...

    Your cousin's experience sounds horrific. That reminds me that I must tell my children what my father told me - if he was only being kept alive by a machine to turn it off and let him die. I think that without that instruction they'd find it too hard to do it. I was off the beta-blockers for many years but was put back on them after a period of continuous af lasting 11 days in 2015. At that time I was also put on a relatively new drug called Rivaroxaban. It is an alternative to Warfarin but you don't have to have the level regularly monitored by blood tests (which my mum had for several years). Might be worth a look. The 11 day af session was ended on a day when I did quite a bit more exercise than usual. Not that I'm inactive but in af you'll appreciate that you're restricted as the heart isn't delivering blood around the body efficiently. However on the day I flipped by into sinus rhythm I'd done quite a bit of walking up and down hills and in the evening I suddenly noticed that my heart had self-corrected. I've had another significant (shorter) period of af since and I applied the extra exercise method and got back into sinus rhythm fairly quickly. Just another possibility you might want to consider. I've taken the Tambocor daily now for over 20 years, straight after the cardioversion, no side effects noticeable. Apparently long term use can toughen up your arteries but I went for some tests last year to check that out and it hadn't happened.
  13. What grinds my gears...

    I contracted atrial fibrillation (af) 20 years ago, cause unknown. I had a DC cardio version at that time and it put me back into sinus rhythm. It was done under general anaesthetic so I can't give details but it wasn't invasive and I wasn't unconscious for too long. I went home a few hours after waking. It wasn't the end of the story though, I kept flipping in and out of af for a couple of years after the procedure, beta blockers finally sorted me out plus I've been on Tambocor (flecanide acetate) to prevent recurrence since then. So you may need pills as well as a procedure but I'm still around 20 years after the event so they work. These days I'm in sinus rhythm over 99% of the time with just the odd relapse. Strangely enough I found that coughing helped me get out of short bursts of af on some occasions. I've seen the impact of a stroke and it's well worth avoiding. My father had one, he spent a week in the Royal paralysed with tubes going in and out of him before he died.
  14. Depression

    I found CBT to be very helpful but did most of it on my own. I found that reading about it helped me rationalise my thoughts. Therapists can be very helpful but please don't discard CBT until such time as a therapist becomes available. One of the things that CBT taught me to do was to put my feelings into perspective. I was depressed and a little incident at work like not getting a task done on time would cause me a lot of worry. My thoughts went something like this: 1. I haven't done my work on time so my boss won't be happy; 2. I'll either not get a pay rise next year for being useless or I'll get fired; 3. So I won't have a job and my income won't be enough to live on; 4. So my wife will get even more fed up with me than she already is; 5. She'll kick me out of the house and I'll lose her and my family. I could go on but that sequence of thoughts caused me a lot of stress even though to most people it would seem ludicrous. After CBT I started assigning a probability to each event in my thought chain, so for example: 1. 60% 2. 10% 3. 25% 4. 50% 5. 10% Taking those percentages together gave me a more realistic view. 10% of 60 is 6%, 25%of 6% is 1.5%, 50% of 1.5% is 0.75% and 10% of 0.75% is 0.075%. In other words the chance of that sequence of events actually happening was less than one in a thousand. That helped me reduce my worries a lot, and also showed me how unrealistic my thoughts were. If talking about your anxiety makes you anxious, ask yourself why. You'll probably have a thought flow that you can put down and then analyse. It can't hurt to give it a try, a bit of self-administered CBT could put you in a better position by the time you see your therapist.
  15. Euthanasia, Could you, Would you?

    I feel that there has been some blurring of the word 'euthanasia' in this thread. Euthanasia is the mercy killing of an individual by another. If a person takes their own life that is suicide. One problem with the legalising of euthanasia is the pressure it can put on the aged and infirm to end their life prematurely so as not to be a burden. Another problem is the misuse of euthanasia and its potential to become the accepted norm in a society. Many people contemplating suicide do so not because they wish to die but because they wish to end their suffering. The two may be synonymous but not necessarily so. A potential suicide can often change their mind when faced with imminent death, that option may not be available to a person who has consented to euthanasia. Personally I would always want the option to end my own life or to have another person do it for me if I were no longer physically capable but to legalise the process may cause more problems than it solves.