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BrritSki
2021-02-04 09:07:31 UTC
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Good news that the cricket will be on Channel 4. No doubt you'll all be
up at 4 for a^H the toss ?

<beam> ers may not be much use on Indian wickets, but I hope I'm wrong.

Also 6N rugby on terrestrial TV - a weekend festival of sport. :)
steve hague
2021-02-04 10:19:57 UTC
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Post by BrritSki
Good news that the cricket will be on Channel 4. No doubt you'll all be
up at 4 for a^H the toss ?
<beam> ers may not be much use on Indian wickets, but I hope I'm wrong.
Also 6N rugby on terrestrial TV - a weekend festival of sport.  :)
It could be a tough series for England. India have just demonstrated
that they can beat Australia with their 2nd team.
BrritSki
2021-02-04 10:56:26 UTC
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Post by BrritSki
Good news that the cricket will be on Channel 4. No doubt you'll all
be up at 4 for a^H the toss ?
It could be a tough series for England. India have just demonstrated
that they can beat Australia with their 2nd team.
Yes, it will be a tough series. Depends a lot on how well our fast
bowlers play and whether the wickets suit them.

And how much the batsmen learned from playing spin and watching Root in
Sri Lanka...

... who are a much weaker side than India agreed.
Peter
2021-02-04 18:31:36 UTC
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Post by BrritSki
Good news that the cricket will be on Channel 4. No doubt you'll all be
up at 4 for a^H the toss ?
<beam> ers may not be much use on Indian wickets, but I hope I'm wrong.
Also 6N rugby on terrestrial TV - a weekend festival of sport.  :)
I remember playing cricket as a child. The batsman stood with his legs
together holding the bat in front of him, and the bowler would throw the
ball at the bat with a view to either hitting batsman's legs or catching
the ball if the batsman struck it.

It pleases me no end to know that such an innocent childhood
entertainment is now televised.

Rugby? I saw it at big school. I recall boys grappling with one
another in the mud and then having a communal shower. Aha!, thought I,
an entertainment for faggots. So I was not interested.

[May a comma follow an exclamation mark?]
--
When, once, reference was made to a statesman almost universally
recognized as one of the villains of this century, in order to
induce him to a negative judgment, he replied: "My situation is
so different from his, that it is not for me to pass judgment".
Ernst Specker on Paul Bernays
Sid Nuncius
2021-02-04 19:58:21 UTC
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Rugby?  I saw it at big school.  I recall boys grappling with one
another in the mud and then having a communal shower.  Aha!, thought I,
an entertainment for faggots.  So I was not interested.
[May a comma follow an exclamation mark?]
I'm not sure. I do, however, know that it should under no circumstances
be followed by such an obnoxiously offensive term as "faggots".
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Sid
(Make sure Matron is away when you reply)
Min
2021-02-05 02:12:43 UTC
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Rugby? I saw it at big school. I recall boys grappling with one
another in the mud and then having a communal shower. Aha!, thought I,
an entertainment for faggots. So I was not interested.
[May a comma follow an exclamation mark?]
I'm not sure. I do, however, know that it should under no circumstances
be followed by such an obnoxiously offensive term as "faggots".
--
Sid
(Make sure Matron is away when you reply)
Wot Sid said.
--
Min
BrritSki
2021-02-05 08:50:49 UTC
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Post by Min
I'm not sure. I do, however, know that it should under no circumstances
be followed by such an obnoxiously offensive term as "faggots".
Wot Sid said.
Goes without saying. Killfile the troll, you know it makes sense....
DavidK
2021-02-05 09:58:10 UTC
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Post by BrritSki
Goes without saying. Killfile the troll, you know it makes sense....
I still subscribe to sci.math but it's not knee-deep, it's drowning in
trolls. So, I started kill-filing the trolls but I still saw their
reflection in the posts of the people who replied to trolls. So
then I started kill-filing anyone who replied to trolls with a very
small exception of some people on my white list. But then the nitwits
started using multiple new names to reply to trolls. Sigh
steve hague
2021-02-05 11:58:15 UTC
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Post by DavidK
Post by BrritSki
Goes without saying. Killfile the troll, you know it makes sense....
I still subscribe to sci.math but it's not knee-deep, it's drowning in
trolls. So, I started kill-filing the trolls but I still saw their
reflection in the posts of the people who replied to trolls. So
then I started kill-filing anyone who replied to trolls with a very
small exception of some people on my white list. But then the nitwits
started using multiple new names to reply to trolls. Sigh
That happens on uk.sport.cricket too. Sigh indeed.
Sid Nuncius
2021-02-05 19:03:12 UTC
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Post by BrritSki
Post by Min
I'm not sure. I do, however, know that it should under no circumstances
be followed by such an obnoxiously offensive term as "faggots".
Wot Sid said.
Goes without saying. Killfile the troll, you know it makes sense....
I have never killfiled an umrat and I'm reluctant to start now. There
have been some posters here with whom I choose not to engage, but I am
not prepared to allow such an egregious piece of bigotry as the above to
go unremarked and unchallenged.

On previous form we will now probably get
a) a lot of obfuscatory non-sequiturs posing as evidential support,
b) aggressive accusations of wanting Thought Police to round people up
and put them in camps,
or
c) sickening faux self-abasement as distraction technique.
This, I will ignore.


On the original topic of this thread, the boy Root done good, eh?
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Sid
(Make sure Matron is away when you reply)
BrritSki
2021-02-05 20:45:51 UTC
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Post by Sid Nuncius
On the original topic of this thread, the boy Root done good, eh?
Yup. Definitely fitting that he got 100 in his 100th Test. Let's hope he
gets another 100 to add to it tomorrow :)
Sid Nuncius
2021-02-06 08:26:24 UTC
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Post by BrritSki
Post by Sid Nuncius
On the original topic of this thread, the boy Root done good, eh?
Yup. Definitely fitting that he got 100 in his 100th Test. Let's hope he
gets another 100 to add to it tomorrow :)
<beam>
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Sid
(Make sure Matron is away when you reply)
BrritSki
2021-02-06 09:02:21 UTC
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Post by BrritSki
Post by Sid Nuncius
On the original topic of this thread, the boy Root done good, eh?
Yup. Definitely fitting that he got 100 in his 100th Test. Let's hope
he gets another 100 to add to it tomorrow :)
<beam>
300 ? 333+ ?
Sid Nuncius
2021-02-06 10:04:08 UTC
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Post by BrritSki
Post by BrritSki
Post by Sid Nuncius
On the original topic of this thread, the boy Root done good, eh?
Yup. Definitely fitting that he got 100 in his 100th Test. Let's hope
he gets another 100 to add to it tomorrow :)
<beam>
300 ?  333+ ?
Er...no.
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Sid
(Make sure Matron is away when you reply)
DavidK
2021-02-06 10:08:09 UTC
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Post by Sid Nuncius
Post by BrritSki
Post by BrritSki
Post by Sid Nuncius
On the original topic of this thread, the boy Root done good, eh?
Yup. Definitely fitting that he got 100 in his 100th Test. Let's
hope he gets another 100 to add to it tomorrow :)
<beam>
300 ?  333+ ?
Er...no.
<yawn>It's cricket like this that gets it a bad name</yawn>

<beam>Rugby later!</beam>
BrritSki
2021-02-06 11:24:33 UTC
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Post by DavidK
<yawn>It's cricket like this that gets it a bad name</yawn>
What ? It's a fascinating contest and the next 3 days are eagerly
anticipated to see if our fast bowlers can wreak havoc on a team very
tired from 2 and a bit [TBD] days in the field. :)
Post by DavidK
<beam>Rugby later!</beam>
<LW>
DavidK
2021-02-09 09:50:18 UTC
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Post by DavidK
<yawn>It's cricket like this that gets it a bad name</yawn>
What ?  It's a fascinating contest and the next 3 days are eagerly
anticipated to see if our fast bowlers can wreak havoc on a team very
tired from 2 and a bit [TBD] days in the field.  :)
Post by DavidK
<beam>Rugby later!</beam>
<LW>
Yes, I was wrong. The snowflakes are dancing happily around the infernal
flames.
BrritSki
2021-02-06 11:21:16 UTC
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Post by Sid Nuncius
Post by BrritSki
Post by BrritSki
Post by Sid Nuncius
On the original topic of this thread, the boy Root done good, eh?
Yup. Definitely fitting that he got 100 in his 100th Test. Let's
hope he gets another 100 to add to it tomorrow :)
<beam>
300 ?  333+ ?
Er...no.
:( a rare 5x Nelson though at the close.

It will be remarkable if we lose from here. Winning though ???
Peter
2021-02-22 19:03:30 UTC
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Post by BrritSki
Post by Min
I'm not sure. I do, however, know that it should under no circumstances
be followed by such an obnoxiously offensive term as "faggots".
Wot Sid said.
Goes without saying. Killfile the troll, you know it makes sense....
I have never killfiled an umrat and I'm reluctant to start now.  There
have been some posters here with whom I choose not to engage, but I am
not prepared to allow such an egregious piece of bigotry as the above to
go unremarked and unchallenged.
On previous form we will now probably get
a) a lot of obfuscatory non-sequiturs posing as evidential support,
I don't see how a) can apply in this context.
b) aggressive accusations of wanting Thought Police to round people up
and put them in camps,
or
c) sickening faux self-abasement as distraction technique.
This, I will ignore.
On the original topic of this thread, the boy Root done good, eh?
--
When, once, reference was made to a statesman almost universally
recognized as one of the villains of this century, in order to
induce him to a negative judgment, he replied: "My situation is
so different from his, that it is not for me to pass judgment".
Ernst Specker on Paul Bernays
Peter
2021-05-31 17:52:31 UTC
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Post by BrritSki
Post by Min
I'm not sure. I do, however, know that it should under no circumstances
be followed by such an obnoxiously offensive term as "faggots".
Wot Sid said.
Goes without saying. Killfile the troll, you know it makes sense....
We mustn't allow ourselves to be o'erwhelmed by a sterile dogmatism,
don't you think?
--
Just as 'beautiful' points the way for aesthetics and 'good' for ethics,
so do words like 'true' for logic. All sciences have truth as their
goal; but logic is also concerned with it in a quite different way:
logic has much the same relation to truth as physics has to weight or
heat. Frege in 'Thoughts' (Der Gedanke)
Peter
2021-06-17 11:27:48 UTC
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Post by BrritSki
Post by Min
I'm not sure. I do, however, know that it should under no circumstances
be followed by such an obnoxiously offensive term as "faggots".
Wot Sid said.
Goes without saying. Killfile the troll
Does anyone know why Mr BrritSki has this negative opinion of me? I'd
ask him directly, but I assume he wouldn't see my post.
Post by BrritSki
, you know it makes sense....
--
The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here
Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg
Vicky Ayech
2021-06-17 12:56:04 UTC
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Post by Peter
Post by BrritSki
Post by Min
I'm not sure. I do, however, know that it should under no circumstances
be followed by such an obnoxiously offensive term as "faggots".
Wot Sid said.
Goes without saying. Killfile the troll
Does anyone know why Mr BrritSki has this negative opinion of me? I'd
ask him directly, but I assume he wouldn't see my post.
Post by BrritSki
, you know it makes sense....
He might if I reply to this, although I don't know.
BrritSki
2021-06-17 13:04:57 UTC
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Post by Vicky Ayech
Post by Peter
Post by BrritSki
Post by Min
I'm not sure. I do, however, know that it should under no circumstances
be followed by such an obnoxiously offensive term as "faggots".
Wot Sid said.
Goes without saying. Killfile the troll
Does anyone know why Mr BrritSki has this negative opinion of me? I'd
ask him directly, but I assume he wouldn't see my post.
Post by BrritSki
, you know it makes sense....
He might if I reply to this, although I don't know.
Because he is a troll who deliberately posts unpleasant opinions.
Perhaps not all the time and he is welcome to them, but I am also free
to ignore them - good and bad - and that's what I will continue to do.
John Ashby
2021-06-17 13:07:43 UTC
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Post by BrritSki
Post by Min
I'm not sure. I do, however, know that it should under no circumstances
be followed by such an obnoxiously offensive term as "faggots".
Wot Sid said.
Goes without saying. Killfile the troll
Does anyone know why Mr BrritSki has this negative opinion of me?  I'd
ask him directly, but I assume he wouldn't see my post.
Post by BrritSki
, you know it makes sense....
I would assume that it is because you have, in the past and to a lesser
extent still do, behaved in a troll-like fashion. The post which Sid
responded to is a case in point. There is also a belief that you have
indulged in morphing, using multiple identities to disguise yourself.

Now, it's true that you have latterly become a more conventional poster,
but as the saying goe, you don't get a second chance to make a first
impression, and Brritski's impression of you led to him killfiling you
and thus no (or little) chance of you being able to amend that
impression. Tant pis.

john
Peter
2021-06-17 13:45:55 UTC
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Post by John Ashby
Post by BrritSki
Post by Min
I'm not sure. I do, however, know that it should under no
circumstances
be followed by such an obnoxiously offensive term as "faggots".
Wot Sid said.
Goes without saying. Killfile the troll
Does anyone know why Mr BrritSki has this negative opinion of me?  I'd
ask him directly, but I assume he wouldn't see my post.
Post by BrritSki
, you know it makes sense....
I would assume that it is because you have, in the past and to a lesser
extent still do, behaved in a troll-like fashion. The post which Sid
responded to is a case in point. There is also a belief that you have
indulged in morphing, using multiple identities to disguise yourself.
I used to post under a pseudonym. I wasn't the only one, but people
objected so I took to posting using my real name. People then objected
to me "using multiple identities". That was _two_ identities, so it
seems to me that "multiple" is over-egging the pudding
Post by John Ashby
Now, it's true that you have latterly become a more conventional poster,
but as the saying goe, you don't get a second chance to make a first
impression, and Brritski's impression of you led to him killfiling you
and thus no (or little) chance of you being able to amend that
impression. Tant pis.
john
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The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here
Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg
Sam Plusnet
2021-06-17 20:41:41 UTC
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Post by John Ashby
I would assume that it is because you have, in the past and to a lesser
extent still do, behaved in a troll-like fashion. The post which Sid
responded to is a case in point. There is also a belief that you have
indulged in morphing, using multiple identities to disguise yourself.
Now, it's true that you have latterly become a more conventional poster,
Speaking of trolls in general.
Some simply spew out nasty rubbish on every occasion, whilst some others
are more subtle by establishing themselves within a group before
dropping the veil.

A troll's a troll for a' that.
--
Sam Plusnet
Peter
2021-05-17 20:09:28 UTC
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Rugby?  I saw it at big school.  I recall boys grappling with one
another in the mud and then having a communal shower.  Aha!, thought
I, an entertainment for faggots.  So I was not interested.
[May a comma follow an exclamation mark?]
I'm not sure.  I do, however, know that it should under no circumstances
be followed by such an obnoxiously offensive term as "faggots".
https://www.liveabout.com/the-bottom-diet-1411936
--
Just as 'beautiful' points the way for aesthetics and 'good' for ethics,
so do words like 'true' for logic. All sciences have truth as their
goal; but logic is also concerned with it in a quite different way:
logic has much the same relation to truth as physics has to weight or
heat. Frege in 'Thoughts' (Der Gedanke)
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