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Regularity

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  1. I found an old textbook on Bayesian statistics in the loft. Based on my background in psychology and statistics, I expect I will probably read it…

    1. Tim V

      Tim V

      Are you sure?

    2. woodenhead

      woodenhead

      It depends on what else might come to him...

  2. Possibly the last time I shall travel on an HST today. It was strange. No underfloor engine meant it was eerily quiet.

    also noticed a brace of 91s stored at Leicester depot. I remember them being introduced - a lot more recently that the class 56s stabled around them!

  3. So bored I nearly did some work!

    1. Captain Kernow

      Captain Kernow

      You never did!

       

    2. truffy

      truffy

      I’ve had moments like that. Then I sit down with the work I have to do, and the feeling passes. 

  4. Parcelforce: taking the joy out of online shopping.

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    2. Regularity

      Regularity

      I have been ask to provide exactly the same information for the purposes of VAT on import as is on the packaging.

      As it happens, this seems to have been “outsourced” to UPS.

    3. colin penfold

      colin penfold

      Brilliant! that really sums them up in the most pithy way. My best effort has just been to rename them Parcelfarce!  :P  I totally agree that in a field of high competition they are the most awful of all parcel companies, although local variations do cause different experiences for different people. Yodel are also banned in my house, but the local Hermes crew are top notch.

    4. Hroth

      Hroth

      I've not had many problems with Parcelforce (touch wood), unlike Hermes or Yodel. I feel quite faint when I find that something being sent has been consigned via Herdel....

  5. After 9.1/2 months, and several hundred applications plus the failure of my marriage, I start a new job tomorrow. Which came about almost by chance, and had nothing to do with a single application I made.

    1. Mikkel

      Mikkel

      Congratulations, sounds well deserved.

    2. Hroth

      Hroth

      Well done!

  6. A couple of days of very sporadic use, and I find myself at home with the new interface, and like the cleaner look it presents.

    No idea what the fuss has been about in some quarters: most of the changes are purely cosmetic.

    1. 25901

      25901

      It's just a load of wind

    2. Hroth

      Hroth

      It could only work in 'arrers. Imagine the tactic in snooker?

  7. Hottest day of the year so far. MacDonalds in Wigston not serving iced drinks!

  8. Quote from SWMBO: “Was that a foul, or did two people simply fall over?”

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    2. Regularity

      Regularity

      I believe it was a Fiat Pinter.

    3. Tim Hall

      Tim Hall

      A Fiat worse than death....

    4. SHMD

      SHMD

      you'll have to narrow it down a bit, that comment could apply to almost any professional football game...

  9. Why are the automated voices on GWR electric suburban services so patronising?

    1. newbryford

      newbryford

      That's the South of England for you.... Northern services have "Shut the door - or were you born in a barn?"

    2. LBRJ

      LBRJ

      Cos may passengers are not as bright as a broken light bulb maybe?

    3. sem34090

      sem34090

      May customers be reminded that mouthing off at our station staff over any operating issue will no help the situation. These members of staff are often less well informed than you are due to our rubbish communication channels and the fact that there is little integration.

  10. Another annoying Churchill insurance advertisement? Oh no.

    1. Hroth

      Hroth

      We shall fight them....

    2. 46444

      46444

      Ooooooh Yessssh!

    3. Tony Davis

      Tony Davis

      This is not the end of the adverts, this is not even the beginning of the end of the adverts, this is just perhaps the end of the beginning of the adverts

  11. I decree today that life is simply taking and not giving; England us mine and it owes me a living.

    1. gridwatcher

      gridwatcher

      But ask me why and I'll spit in your eye

      Oh ask me why and I'll spit in your eye

      But we cannot cling to the old dreams anymore

      No, we cannot cling to those dreams

  12. Amused that a facetious comparison between the Bachmann “Derby type 2” and the Playcraft “NBL type 2” could be taken as being meant literally.

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    2. Regularity

      Regularity

      ‘’A shame to see a spat brought onto the status section”.

      But you then tell people where to look?

      I am being misquoted and misrepresented, and whilst it may not bother you that I am the target, does the behaviour not bother you?

    3. Regularity

      Regularity

      ‘Finescale Taliban’?

      That really is excessively insulting.

      Mostly to them.

    4. bescotbeast

      bescotbeast

      felt that your childish behavior needed pointing out, not what I come onto RMWeb for. And yes you are the Finescale Taliban

  13. A couple of random ideas... If you think, but don’t know, the chances are that someone else does know, so keep it quiet unless you are wrong. And read the whole thread first: so done may gave actually replied already and proved you wrong.

    1. Jinty3f

      Jinty3f

      What does that last sentence mean?

    2. Regularity

      Regularity

      It means I didn’t check the autocorrect! Someone may have...

  14. One the side of a Mirror Group Newspapers lorry: We are as articulate as this lorry.

    1. Horsetan

      Horsetan

      Could be worse. It could have read "Our readers are as articulate as this lorry"....

  15. Genuinely knowledgeable person posts a link to a definitive answer to a question, but people still go on arguing... RMWEB at it’s finest! http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/130714-what-purpose-does-this-gwr-structure-serve/

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    2. MarkC

      MarkC

      Popcorn time...

    3. The Stationmaster

      The Stationmaster

      You can imagine my views on that one!

    4. Hroth

      Hroth

      An interesting thread!

  16. 2 hours to retrieve my Government Gateway ID, only to find I don’t need to complete a self assessment this year.

  17. I have decided that the taste and lower acidity of dill-marinated herring is better than roll-mops.

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    2. Tony Davis
    3. Regularity

      Regularity

      As long as they weren’t rotten when packed...

    4. adb968008

      adb968008

      I get mine from the Polska Sklep ... lots of different flavours, just watch the sell by dates when you buy them

  18. I’ve been thinking it over. I think I’m gonna have to start again. It’s rather sad; I’ve looked around, can’t seem to find whatever’s always rolling through my mind...

  19. A white horse goes into a bar. “We’ve got a whisky named after you,” says the bartender. “What, Eric?” Says the horse.

    1. Jinty3f

      Jinty3f

      "Yes, my name is Grant" said the horse.

    2. Hroth

      Hroth

      Meanwhile all you could hear behind the bar was the continual muttered 1.2.3.4.... from the ciggy display.

    3. NGT6 1315

      NGT6 1315

      Potent stuff you got there, it seems. :-D

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