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    Ian Hallard in Tumulus.

    It's surely good for your sanity.
  2. I still have maps in my car, because I belong to the generation that actually can imagine a situation when navigation doesn't work. I'm using Nokia's service on my smartphone and it's actually the only feature that makes a smartphone useful to me. Driving alone with a paper map is a bit not good. At least the GPS took away my fear of driving in big foreign cities. Still, I always try to get the bigger picture before I start a journey, but it's usually Google Maps now.
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    Mark at the BFI, 14/04/19

    Wow, nice!
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    Ian Hallard in Tumulus.

    Being a fan of Mark gives you an advantage of a gorgeous spouse you can also droll about. I would love to meet Ian. Re. the pants: I don't do them either, ("I'm no shipper" said with the voice of Eowyn) but there are things you just cannot avoid being on social media.
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    Ian Hallard in Tumulus.

    Okay, this was the other icing on the top of your London trip What is your opinion on those red shorts? I couldn't help but think about those legendary red pants of Dr. Watson.
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    Mark at the BFI, 14/04/19

    Wait. Does it mean you were there? Was it the icing on the top of your London trip?
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    The WTF Thread

    But it's a bit annoying when people who are above you in the hierarchy, are so far below your level of competence that they cannot see how good you are… (oooh shut up, Sherlock!)
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    Game of Thrones

    You could start now. You could be through all 7 seasons in time for the big finale.
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    #221 Baker Street

    Good Idea with counting the steps.
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    The WTF Thread

    Well, if only the others valued them too.
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    Dr. Watson's mustache

    Yeah, beards. I can hardly put apart my colleagues at work. They all look the same. But standalone 'staches are indeed very rare.
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    #221 Baker Street

    I would say a step has its own face/wall/vertical part. In your case, it's 3. You also have to make 3 Steps, each of them bringing you a bit higher.
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    Game of Thrones

    Have anyone seen S8Ep1? A nonspoilery side note: I was reviewing S7 (and S6 is running on TV) and suddenly I realized how the Winter/Whitewalkers theme mirrors the Climate Change in our world. Especially the reactions to it being all from legends, stories, phantasy to lies meant to serve some evil purpose of those who are spreading the word. "There always have been winters. There is the Wall between the North and us and it lasted for centuries. We can find a place to hide from it. It cannot come that far south. …etc, etc. Funny that I never noticed it before, because once you see it, it literally jumps at you from every corner.
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    The WTF Thread

    I suspect there is actually both. Some have played the game and others solemnly believed them. But I think if you confronted a playing game Sherlockian, none would insist Sherlock REALLY existed. Unlikely the FlatEarthers.
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    The WTF Thread

    This is an effect described in psychology. If you want to keep a group together, you need enemies. Someone said that war (=having and fighting enemies) the best method to make a nation out of a bunch of individuals. It would be nice if humanity could see climate change or other environmental issues as an enemy-substitute. ETA: It's like nationalism works: first they tell you that your life is terrible and then they tell you who is to blame.
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    The Political Thread

    Maybe scandals are the key? Actually, I expected Trump to win, even though I hoped he wouldn't. I think Dems need a really charismatic candidate. Actually watching Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez my spontaneous reaction was that she has the personality for it, but it's just my very uninformed opinion. What really baffles me though, is that since 2016 both Dollar and British Pound exchange rates to Euro hardly changed. I expected them to dive, but no - Dollar is 1,12 Eur today, which is a bit better than the 1.17 from last week, and Pound oscillates between 0,86 and 0,88. Not even cheap international online shopping as a consolation for me
  17. Okay, that with the SPECIAL is new. But that's it.
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    The Political Thread

    The anomaly that seems quite ubiquitous. It started with Putin, Erdogan, Orbán, Kwasniewski… It's the size of the country and the ego that make Trump outstanding. And the fact that he is the most openly corrupt and criminal of them all. Yes, grotesque is the word I was searching for in his regard. Thank you.
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    The WTF Thread

    Gosh, I wish it was an April Fool's joke Book Burning in Poland
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    The WTF Thread

    Re Vaccines: I think we've been living without pests for too long. Losing a child to one of those diseases is much too rare. A mother who lost a kid or two to polio and co., wouldn't think about risks of vaccination. I'm just patiently waiting for the first death case from measles that has its big comeback around the world. Flat Earthers - I don't know what to say. It's a failure of education systems. Of common sense. Of logic. Of brain cells. But sometimes it seem to me like an overreaction to a perceived "dictatorship" of education and science. The tendency for overzealous militant religiosity, seeing climate change as a conspiracy of new industries, the adoration for idiocy aka trumpism. Brexit. It all shows that people don't want to hear scientific explanations anymore, they don't want to think and look for facts, they feel like the educated "upper class" have all the control. Which I think is a big, big failure of the education system leaving the less talented/intelligent behind. And maybe the perceived dehumanisation of the political and social systems. Maybe we've done something wrong in the last years. Or maybe it's a natural process of different philosophies fighting for domination. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Counter-Enlightenment
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    Andrew Scott News

    A nice interview https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2019/feb/16/andrew-scott-fleabag-sexy-priest-uncharted-territory?fbclid=IwAR3rx2CHFpuTcL-s7NqFZme0b0dwygOUVLS_7Y1F4q6KKioJbbWb3lm-ATI
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    The Language (and travel) Thread

    Don't laugh, but the German pigeons really sound different from Polish, so maybe the differences we see here are caused not by the human language, but the animal one.
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    Benedict Cumberbatch News

    More photos of WaterBatch https://www.gettyimages.de/fotos/benedict_cumberbatch?autocorrect=none&family=editorial&mediatype=photography&phrase=benedict_cumberbatch&recency=last48hours&sort=mostpopular
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    Benedict Cumberbatch News

    https://metro.co.uk/2019/03/15/noel-fielding-watches-benedict-cumberbatch-swims-cold-water-comic-relief-2019-8911134/?ito=article.desktop.share.top.link NessieBatch
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    Episode 1.2, "The Blind Banker"

    Well, they needed a route with a strange looking code.
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