Posts by Russell Brown

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  • Hard News: The song is not the same,

    Good news on the iTunes front, I just wish I found the interface easier to navigate for downloads.

    Fer sure. There remain things that really suck about the iTunes Store, but at least that's one thing fixed.

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  • Hard News: The song is not the same,

    Respect ...

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  • Current Status: Holidays,

    And on the derailing theme, Ron Asheton is dead, damn :(

    There's a thread for the paying of respects here ...

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  • Hard News: The song is not the same,

    RIP, Ron Asheton, guitarist for The Stooges. :(

    Aw ... I think he changed rock music more than most people realise. I feel privileged to have heard him peel off those dirty, thunderous guitar licks at the BDO.

    The Detroit Free Press has more.

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  • Field Theory: Sunshine? Bah!,

    __<That can happen in any form of the game.__

    Except in 20-20. (So long as we're splitting these particular hairs).

    But no!

    The tie occurs (as it did just recently) and is then broken by the tiebreaker, surely ...

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  • Field Theory: Sunshine? Bah!,

    On rugby matters, it seems as if John Mitchell's learned little about team management and may not last too much longer at the Force.

    Sweet Jesus. He's still a self-obsessed fount of life-coaching psychobabble isn't he?

    From that Rugby Heaven link ...

    "I am contracted right through to 2011, so I feel very secure - but it is about evolving and improving myself. I am totally committed," Mitchell said.

    "There are some behaviours, I guess, that have worked for me in the past. But again it’s just this club needing a certain style at the start of its introduction and, I guess, it’s now requiring me to evolve and pitch at a different level.

    “You know the great thing about all this, a lot of people see it as negative and probably not conducive to teamwork and harmony, the great thing about it is that this group wants to take responsibility.

    “To me that’s a real positive sign because that’s something that we’ve been seeking since our start and I sense there is an element of maturity in having come out of this situation, which is very pleasing from my point of view.”

    Arggh ...

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  • Field Theory: Sunshine? Bah!,

    In cricket, a draw occurs when the allotted time for the match elapses and neither side has been able to achieve victory, which effectively means dismissing the the other side twice.

    It can't happen in limited-overs cricket.

    A tie is the far rarer occasion when the game finishes -- because the allotted time or the specified number of overs has elapsed, or because both teams have been dismissed -- with both teams on equal scores.

    That can happen in any form of the game.

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  • OnPoint: Thank you for holding. You are…,

    That DPF piece is not very good.

    He made a series of tendentious it's-all-Labour's-fault posts that, frankly, did not do his credentials as a commentator any good.

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  • Current Status: Holidays,

    __Randomly picking a thread to derail, we have a new Doctor.__

    Who looks pretty much how I'd imagine David Tennant's scruffy younger brother would.

    The thing is, it's nearly two days since the announcement, there's a war on in the Middle East, and it's still the top story on the Guardian website.

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  • Up Front: The Home Straight,

    It was replaced by a 1966 Vauxhall Velox
    not dissimilar to this.

    I can dimly remember, when I was really young, the family having an old 50s Vauxhall Velox saloon like this.

    Its kind of like if a car were a hippopotamus.

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