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Stive Pesley

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    Stive Pesley reacted to Bob The Badger in Watchable telly   
    OJ Simpson was a great American footballer, actor and murderer, so he had 3 very diverse careers. 
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    Stive Pesley got a reaction from ariotofmyown in Coronavirus part 2. Whitty’s Revenge   
    and likewise - wouldn't help us if our vaccinated Brits bring it back with them
    I don't know the official answer but it feels like they might be deeming it as irrelevant. They are working on the idea that if we vaccinate the adult population, then the transmission rate doesn't matter - as long as the numbers of deaths and hospitalisations drops right down to small numbers
    Personally that sounds a pretty cavalier approach to me, as we're in big trouble if the virus mutates to become vaccine resistant, and of course any death from Covid is what we want to avoid. The deaths don't matter less if there are fewer of them
    But then again, the science seems to be against "zero covid" ever being reached, so who knows how this will play out...
     
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    Stive Pesley reacted to BIllyD in Coronavirus part 2. Whitty’s Revenge   
    The key is having enough vaccinated. The risk of getting a virus that evolves enough to become vaccine resistant from serious death is minimal if you reduce the number of hosts it has. The bigger risk is the number of people who refuse to have the vaccine IMO.
    That said, let's not forget this evolved from one person under 18 months ago, maybe going abroad before we have it fully under control in this country isn't the best idea just yet.
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    Stive Pesley reacted to maxjam in Coronavirus part 2. Whitty’s Revenge   
    Well I can only speak for myself of course but when the first lockdown started and Sky decided to make every match live it was like football heaven, I probably overdosed lol.  As time has gone on though, without the crowds they've started to feel a bit souless - even with the fake crowd noise - then of course there is nothing to compare to the actual matchday experience of being there.  Add to that the indifferent season, its just been one to write off and hope we can actually be at PP for the kick off next season. 
    Re. the forums I keep half an eye on the Abu Derby thread, the transfer section and occasional others with interesting titles but other than that I've pretty much stopped caring atm.  The lockdown fatigue is real...
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    Stive Pesley reacted to Eddie in Coronavirus part 2. Whitty’s Revenge   
    We're the same. I've hardly watched any football (ok, I've watched Derby a few times, but 'hardly watched any football' still stands). I'm a month in following my first shot, and since then we've been out for two walks. I'm hoping that mid-May will see us at the cricket, but I'm not exactly banking on it.
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    Stive Pesley reacted to maxjam in Coronavirus part 2. Whitty’s Revenge   
    Didn't we get told in no uncertain terms that the squabbling and continued debate has to stop?  That, and agree with the moderators decisions or else.  That kinda nuked any further discussion as one mans debate is another mans squabble. 
    I'm just waiting to get my jab and for this season to end.  I've gotten more and more detached from football since lockdowns gone on - looking forwards to next season and the atmosphere of live matches again. 
    Peace 🕊️
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    Stive Pesley reacted to ariotofmyown in Coronavirus part 2. Whitty’s Revenge   
    They all PM'd me to say we were right after all 😉
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    Stive Pesley reacted to 86 Hair Islands in Watchable telly   
    4 Blocks - Gritty, multiple award-winning German crime show about Arab cartels battling for control of the Berlin drugs trade. Good stuff if you're not one of those folk with subtitle-phobia. 
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    Stive Pesley got a reaction from Carl Sagan in Reykjavik   
    We spent 3 days there in early 2010, and at that point post-financial crash it didn't seem too expensive. Sounds like it's reverted back to the norm these days though
    The Golden Circle tour is great - Gulfoss and the Geysir are both spectacular
    The Blue Lagoon is also amazing
    We went in January too, so be prepared to be a) very cold and b) totally confused by the 3 hours of daylight you get
    The northern lights tour is completely hit or miss. If it's a miss and you see nothing, they will promise you a free repeat ticket until you see it - knowing full well that most tourists can't afford to stay more than a few nights. But to be honest, even if you don't see it - being out there in the middle of nowhere in the blackest night you've ever known, with the most stars is not a bad consolation prize
     
    Don't eat the puffin - it tastes horrible
     
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    Stive Pesley reacted to BIllyD in Coronavirus part 2. Whitty’s Revenge   
    All the numbers, hospital, deaths and cases continue on a downward trend which is great news. Hopefully the good weather will continue and this will continue to be the trend as lockdowns start to be lifted 🤞
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    Stive Pesley reacted to Sith Happens in Back to Normality.   
    I'll be a lot more frustrated if I'm at work and someone is playing the martyr and spreading germs.
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    Stive Pesley got a reaction from 86 Hair Islands in Reykjavik   
    That stuff is evil, and responsible for my one and only total alcohol-induced blackout. Barcelona 2003
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    Stive Pesley got a reaction from 86 Hair Islands in Watchable telly   
    Ah - wish I'd seen this, we bailed after episode 2 of Season 2 as we were both really struggling to keep track of who was who.
    I still maintain they should have made all the characters wear name badges throughout!
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    Stive Pesley got a reaction from Eddie in Back to Normality.   
    I don't know about anyone else, but before the pandemic, if I got ill with a cold or with flu then I never really gave it a second thought as to how I caught it. I just regarded it as one of those things - totally random, but in future I know I'm going to be way more conscious of cleanliness and who/what I've been near
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    Stive Pesley reacted to ariotofmyown in Watchable telly   
    Try again with this to help. If got hard when characters were young or old too.
    I wish I had known beforehand too, but never like to read about series before I've finished to avoid spoilers.
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    Stive Pesley got a reaction from TigerTedd in Back to Normality.   
    I don't know about anyone else, but before the pandemic, if I got ill with a cold or with flu then I never really gave it a second thought as to how I caught it. I just regarded it as one of those things - totally random, but in future I know I'm going to be way more conscious of cleanliness and who/what I've been near
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    Stive Pesley reacted to TigerTedd in Back to Normality.   
    Yes, coronavirus is essentially a strain of flu, so they’ve just tweaked the process for the flu jab. 
    the Pfizer one is pretty much a brand new way of doing it. But it was an idea they’ve been playing around with for a while, so they didn’t just start from scratch last January. 
    AZ uses an adenovirus, which is a virus which is harmless to humans (it actually more commonly infects monkeys, hence conspiracy theorists saying it’ll turn you into a monkey!). They essentially disguise it as coronavirus, so it has the same proteins on the outside and teaches the immune system to deal with the real thing when it turns up. That is a method that is commonly used for the flu and other diseases. 
    Pfizer is an RNA vaccine. It’s super clever. It doesn’t have any active content, not even an inert or dead virus. It just has a string of RNA. This is essentially instructions for the immune system to create the right antibodies. People are concerned that this is somehow manipulating their DNA, but it’s no more so that’s any other vaccine. At the end of the process, your immune system’s DNA has changed to include the ‘knowledge / line of code’ that tells it how to create antibodies for the coronavirus. The AZ vaccine does this by introducing the immune system to a disguised virus, which enables the immune system to write its own RNA which effects the DNA coding. The Pfizer one cuts out this middle man and just gives the immune system the RNA (ie the instructions) directly. 
    If I remember correctly, they’ve both been tested on about 40,000+ people across 3 or 4 countries with zero negative effects (besides the normal side effects) before they were approved. 
    What bugs me is that it’s normally young healthy people that talk to me about it not being tested enough. But by the time it gets to them, it will have been used on millions and millions of people. So if the 40,000+ isn’t enough for them as a testing cohort, surely the millions and millions of older, medically vulnerable, and health care workers that will have taken it before them should provide a decent enough sample size to alleviate any concerns. 
    and frankly, if we do all drop dead from it in 5 years because of some weird, unknowable long term side effect, I’m not sure I want to be left in a world with no health care workers and just a few conspiracy theorists left to say ‘I told you so.’
    having said all that, this new monkey tail I’ve got is proving to be really handy, and anyone without one is missing out. 
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    Stive Pesley got a reaction from Sith Happens in Reykjavik   
    We spent 3 days there in early 2010, and at that point post-financial crash it didn't seem too expensive. Sounds like it's reverted back to the norm these days though
    The Golden Circle tour is great - Gulfoss and the Geysir are both spectacular
    The Blue Lagoon is also amazing
    We went in January too, so be prepared to be a) very cold and b) totally confused by the 3 hours of daylight you get
    The northern lights tour is completely hit or miss. If it's a miss and you see nothing, they will promise you a free repeat ticket until you see it - knowing full well that most tourists can't afford to stay more than a few nights. But to be honest, even if you don't see it - being out there in the middle of nowhere in the blackest night you've ever known, with the most stars is not a bad consolation prize
     
    Don't eat the puffin - it tastes horrible
     
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    Stive Pesley got a reaction from Rev in Reykjavik   
    We spent 3 days there in early 2010, and at that point post-financial crash it didn't seem too expensive. Sounds like it's reverted back to the norm these days though
    The Golden Circle tour is great - Gulfoss and the Geysir are both spectacular
    The Blue Lagoon is also amazing
    We went in January too, so be prepared to be a) very cold and b) totally confused by the 3 hours of daylight you get
    The northern lights tour is completely hit or miss. If it's a miss and you see nothing, they will promise you a free repeat ticket until you see it - knowing full well that most tourists can't afford to stay more than a few nights. But to be honest, even if you don't see it - being out there in the middle of nowhere in the blackest night you've ever known, with the most stars is not a bad consolation prize
     
    Don't eat the puffin - it tastes horrible
     
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    Stive Pesley got a reaction from TigerTedd in Back to Normality.   
    I remember very early in the lockdown, I posted a link to an article about the aftermath of the Spanish Flu that said a huge amount of the population embraced hedonism in a big way. Orgies, drunken debauchery etc
    At the time I thought it was funny, but now I'm very much in a HURRY UP AND GIVE ME THE ORGIES frame of mind
     
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    Stive Pesley reacted to TigerTedd in Face masks may be gone in the summer   
    Just to be a pedant, George Clooney was a paediatrician. He wouldn’t be operating on the woman he loved (unless he was weird). 
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    Stive Pesley reacted to maxjam in New joke thread   
    One for fellow Star Wars nerds...
     

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    Stive Pesley got a reaction from 1967Ram in Back to Normality.   
    I remember very early in the lockdown, I posted a link to an article about the aftermath of the Spanish Flu that said a huge amount of the population embraced hedonism in a big way. Orgies, drunken debauchery etc
    At the time I thought it was funny, but now I'm very much in a HURRY UP AND GIVE ME THE ORGIES frame of mind
     
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    Stive Pesley got a reaction from TuffLuff in Back to Normality.   
    I remember very early in the lockdown, I posted a link to an article about the aftermath of the Spanish Flu that said a huge amount of the population embraced hedonism in a big way. Orgies, drunken debauchery etc
    At the time I thought it was funny, but now I'm very much in a HURRY UP AND GIVE ME THE ORGIES frame of mind
     
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    Stive Pesley reacted to TexasRam in Back to Normality.   
    Personally I’ll try and enjoy things I’ve put off and regretted now being in lockdown, eg visit the local more, not putting off nights out with mates, doing more away games etc etc. I certainly won’t be afraid of going in to crowded areas, I can’t wait for football matches, gigs, crowded pubs etc. 
    I think the two big changes personally will be more working from home and less international travel, both I’d be happy with. 
    I certainly think things will change and some for the better, I just hope it returns to as much pre Covid normality as possible. I do fear we will live in fear of the next episode though, and for a few years will be over sensitive to events we normally wouldn’t be, but I guess that’s natural after what’s happened. 
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