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by Tim Spanton
Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Announcing mate
Replies: 42
Views: 1455

Re: Announcing mate

I regard (c) as a distraction!
by Tim Spanton
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Announcing mate
Replies: 42
Views: 1455

Re: Announcing mate

Paul McKeown wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:55 pm
Tim Spanton wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:35 pm
I don't think so - seem to remember it was upstairs in a pub in central London
Drunken Knights? Or Albany?
No idea, although I do not recall ever having played Albany
by Tim Spanton
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Announcing mate
Replies: 42
Views: 1455

Re: Announcing mate

I did once announce mate - it may have been in eight moves (I cannot recall) - but only because my opponent, in a league match, insisted on talking to me, making jokey comments and such like, throughout the game despite my asking him to stop Was that at Staines? I don't think so - seem to remember ...
by Tim Spanton
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Announcing mate
Replies: 42
Views: 1455

Re: Announcing mate

I did once announce mate - it may have been in eight moves (I cannot recall) - but only because my opponent, in a league match, insisted on talking to me, making jokey comments and such like, throughout the game despite my asking him to stop

https://beauchess.blogspot.com/
by Tim Spanton
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 322
Views: 13967

Re: Worrying times

Latest summary: Coronavirus: How to understand the death toll https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-51979654 Some takes: _111497077_optimised-mortality_rates-nc.png The most immediate way to judge the current policy is to see if the health service manages to cope with the coronavirus cases it sees in th...
by Tim Spanton
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 322
Views: 13967

Re: Worrying times

AustinElliott wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:50 pm
For those interested in the (ongoing) discussion of mask wearing, there is a very good article in The Atlantic by the excellent science writer Ed Yong which discusses what is, and isn't, currently known.
VERY interesting stuff, but few conclusions!

https://beauchess.blogspot.com/
by Tim Spanton
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 322
Views: 13967

Re: Worrying times

Also, as government advisers warned, people seem to spend a lot of time adjusting their masks, making hand-to-mouth/nose/eyes contact more likely
by Tim Spanton
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 322
Views: 13967

Re: Worrying times

Hmm - thinking about it, I am almost certain the exact wording across the top of the posters (I will try to check tomorrow when exercising, if I pass one of the ad sites) is: "Every second a child is missing" Searching for that online for images, I find the phrase has been used, but it is necessary ...
by Tim Spanton
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 322
Views: 13967

Re: Worrying times

-- text omitted -- The charity is asking people to donate via text, citing the shocking - well, it shocked me - statistic that a child goes missing every second. But when I did a quick calculation, the most shocking thing about this statistic is that anyone would dare put it forward. Consider: one ...
by Tim Spanton
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 322
Views: 13967

Re: Worrying times

No, as its original name implies, it works in the UK, with helplines being its speciality. It was mainly concerned with giving support over the phone to families who had missing loved ones - it was formed in the wake of the Suzy Lamplugh case - but later moved on to widen its activities, for example...
by Tim Spanton
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 322
Views: 13967

Re: Worrying times

Going through this thread, and similar ones, it is interesting how different statistics mean different things to different people. It is not just interpretation - sometimes the statistics themselves are challenged. I was reminded of this today when seeing a recently-launched poster campaign for the ...
by Tim Spanton
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 322
Views: 13967

Re: Worrying times

Coral betting shop on London's Roman Road where staff seemingly believe the coronavirus will be worse than seasonal flu:



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by Tim Spanton
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 322
Views: 13967

Re: Worrying times

A range of experts quoted by the BBC (for those who have not seen it): The flu comparison In contrast, the figures put forward for flu - 8,000 deaths a year - is different. It is actually the number of deaths over and above what you would expect to happen in any given year. In fact, it is perhaps a ...
by Tim Spanton
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 322
Views: 13967

Re: Worrying times

Nick Triggle at the BBC giving his two pennies' worth:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-51979654

https://beauchess.blogspot.com/
by Tim Spanton
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 322
Views: 13967

Re: Worrying times

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8148529/Coronavirus-infected-half-British-population-say-Oxford-University-experts.html Daily mail seems to back up some of the theories put on here. (but of course it's the daily mail) Not sure I believe in this, but let's hope it's correct. Only more testi...