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  1. Ethan

    Thorbjorn Olesen - Arrested

    He is responsible, not the zolpidem. He had 5 drinks before boarding and took 2 sedative pills. Alcohol and sedatives are disinhibitory and in combination are well know to cause episodes like this, especially on long haul flights, so perhaps deoxygenation plays a part too. Looks like a large...
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    Coronavirus - how is it/has it affected you?

    Good article by Gabriel Scally. The public health principles for tackling an epidemic/pandemic (apart from vaccination) have been known for at least 500 years, and it isn't them or the economy. We should do them better.
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    TV Series - What Are You Watching?

    Narcos is great, both the original and the Mexico version. Snowpiercer is interesting, but I can't help thinking there was a bit of padding to fill out a season. The basic plot is good, but I think they shouldn't have watched Westworld before making it.
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    TV Series - What Are You Watching?

    Just started Big Sky on Disney. It is a crime procedural based in Montana, known as Big Sky Country, with a couple of female private detectives on the case of two missing teenagers. Not bad.
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    Coronavirus - how is it/has it affected you?

    Coetzee might be right, she might be wrong. Either way, it is untenable to set an international public health policy based on her opinion. For a start, she doesn't know if the cases she has seen are representative of the whole spectrum of disease. For all she knows there are people dead at...
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    Coronavirus - how is it/has it affected you?

    The problem with acting early and fast is that if there are low cases and deaths, instead of congratulating whoever it is for successfully achieving their intended outcome, people criticise them for unnecessary over-reaction. Such is the nature of preventative actions.
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    Coronavirus - how is it/has it affected you?

    They are!
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    Coronavirus - how is it/has it affected you?

    Hari is making a bit of a career out of this stuff on depression. It is very rare for someone, speaking from their very personal and individual circumstances, to identify insights that extend far beyond themselves, and sometimes not even that, and especially not if it involves theorising about...
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    Poll: Who would you like to be captain of Europe's Ryder Cup team in 2023?

    Let's be honest, apart from the appalling Faldo captaincy, it really isn't down to the captain, its down to the players. The US side is very very strong right now, and the European leading players mostly seem to be in a funk, and not the Bruno Mars Uptown kind. Rory is looking like he wants a...
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    New Irons Arriving Next Week 😁

    His golf club in Arizona, that is.
  11. Ethan

    TV Series - What Are You Watching?

    Might be interesting. Books first made into movies don't always translate too well, depends on how much hidden depth in the plot and characters was skipped in the movies.
  12. Ethan

    New Irons Arriving Next Week 😁

    The PXGs look nice, and are played by quite a lot of LPGA pros, so probably fit well with decent male club players. They used to be stupidly expensive but have settled down a bit recently. Can't stand the owner, Parsons, though, who even by American standards is a shouty *^%@. His club seems...
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    Coronavirus - how is it/has it affected you?

    I said my piece on those above.
  14. Ethan

    Coronavirus - how is it/has it affected you?

    Not as slippery if the implications of choices are made explicit.
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    Coronavirus - how is it/has it affected you?

    No, it shouldn't automatically bar you from treatment, but it should be made clear to people that the choice they make is not simply limited to the injection in the arm, and there are implications, for example prioritisation, and certainly, in my opinion, in their ability to expose others to...
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    Coronavirus - how is it/has it affected you?

    If the doctor looking after the last ICU bed had 2 patients in front of him/her who needed it, and they were clinically otherwise identical except one had been vaccinated and the other not, I would 100% support him/her choosing the vaccinated patient. The other made a choice, and choices have...
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    Coronavirus - how is it/has it affected you?

    My opinion, and I don't intend to stay in this debate, on smoking, alcohol etc vs Covid. I think there are considerable differences which make the question of linking an action and its consequences very difficult. These include risk to self, risk to others and pressure on the NHS. I abhor...
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    Would you buy an electric car?

    I was shopping for an EV, had driven a Polestar 2 and a BMW iX, and liked both, although quite different. The Polestar is a smaller car, but lovely to drive and can be quite relaxing to drive or a flying machine. The iX is a big luxury space and very cocooning. Polestar have some pre-configured...
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    Garsen Grips

    I always think that if a new grip like this doesn't feel weird and awkward for a while, it probably isn't doing much good, as the awkwardness is you having to change all the bad habits that were missing putts for you.
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    Anyone fancy JCB on 1st July?

    The website has some good images of holes. Looks great, better than Centurion, for example.
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