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2020-09-17 8:43:45 PM  
Let the Scots vote to become part of the united kingdom of Ireland and stay in the EU.

/ Just a little rant for the day
 
2020-09-17 8:47:00 PM  
Picts or it didn't happen.
 
2020-09-17 9:06:56 PM  

ThomasPaineTrain: Picts or it didn't happen.


I came to make a viking joke, but I'll just get the lights.
 
2020-09-17 9:52:03 PM  

ThomasPaineTrain: Picts or it didn't happen.


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2020-09-18 4:35:18 AM  
They were TELT!
 
2020-09-18 4:38:19 AM  
Blimey, the pubs are closing early. So what does that make it, Stage 14 Restrictions in place?
 
2020-09-18 4:54:27 AM  

Romans 7 19: They were TELT!


I don't believe this story until I hear it from Nikola herself.

/I'm hiding the clicky pen
 
2020-09-18 4:54:56 AM  
I wish I could teleport to the Sligachan, Isle of Skye right now carrying only a volumetric cylinder and a small pouch of pulverized dragonfly wings
 
2020-09-18 4:58:07 AM  
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2020-09-18 5:18:21 AM  
kinda moot point as whole of Engerland is looking at another lock down in the near future
 
2020-09-18 5:29:40 AM  
Just need David Kelly on the job

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2020-09-18 5:30:04 AM  
The restriction in TFA is between the Scottish Borders and Northumberland. That's the current border, which at the eastern end is about 60 miles north of Hadrian's Wall, though the two meet, more or less, at the west end.

This rise in cases both north and south of the border (either border) is worrying. It's nowhere near as bad as the first peak, yet, because then we were testing only people admitted to hospital and now we are testing anyone with any symptoms, just about. Far too many people behaving like total arseholes, basically, and the insane decision to have students return to universities.
 
2020-09-18 5:30:48 AM  

Zenith: kinda moot point as whole of Engerland is looking at another lock down in the near future


I think that is Scotland's whole point - they've seen what happend to the covid rates in the countries that allowed english tourists in for their summer holidays, and they're trying to stop folk from inevitably bringing more covid back from lagerlout infectionland.

I don't blame them.
 
2020-09-18 5:37:25 AM  
" Get off my lawn 2 sq/ft of peat. "
 
2020-09-18 5:38:06 AM  

berylman: I wish I could teleport to the Sligachan, Isle of Skye right now carrying only a volumetric cylinder and a small pouch of pulverized dragonfly wings



The hotel does a good dinner menu & has a very nice selection of whisky as I recall...


\Scotland world tour 2019
\\glad I went last year
\\\~6 hour drive from Aberdeen
 
2020-09-18 5:38:32 AM  

orbister: and the insane decision to have students return to universities.


Holy crap...

I mean, I can understand Alan Sugar pissing his knickers on TV basically begging folk to start working in the city again, cos that's probably costing his investments a f*ckton every single day they're at home. Sending folk back into lecture halls, instead of doing online lectures is really irresponsible.
 
2020-09-18 6:13:00 AM  
Many years ago, we had an inflatable Emperor Penguin. Named it "Hadrian" and yes, he was placed stop the console TV set.

/It didn't so much "explode" as "deflate."
 
2020-09-18 6:17:55 AM  

uttertosh: Zenith: kinda moot point as whole of Engerland is looking at another lock down in the near future

I think that is Scotland's whole point - they've seen what happend to the covid rates in the countries that allowed english tourists in for their summer holidays, and they're trying to stop folk from inevitably bringing more covid back from lagerlout infectionland.

I don't blame them.


And the truth is that bringing in COVID really doesn't make English tourists that much worse than already.
 
2020-09-18 6:33:23 AM  

uttertosh: orbister: and the insane decision to have students return to universities.

Holy crap...

I mean, I can understand Alan Sugar pissing his knickers on TV basically begging folk to start working in the city again, cos that's probably costing his investments a f*ckton every single day they're at home. Sending folk back into lecture halls, instead of doing online lectures is really irresponsible.


It's crazy. By and large lectures have gone online and seminars/practicals can be dome with distancing, but the major issue is moving tens of thousands of people from around UK and the world into cities where they are, inevitably, going to socialise.

Just last week I walked down a street in Edinburgh following a group of six student flatmates (I could tell from their conversation) heading for a party. Arseholes. Selfish, stupid arseholes.
 
2020-09-18 7:21:19 AM  

orbister: The restriction in TFA is between the Scottish Borders and Northumberland. That's the current border, which at the eastern end is about 60 miles north of Hadrian's Wall, though the two meet, more or less, at the west end.

This rise in cases both north and south of the border (either border) is worrying. It's nowhere near as bad as the first peak, yet, because then we were testing only people admitted to hospital and now we are testing anyone with any symptoms, just about. Far too many people behaving like total arseholes, basically, and the insane decision to have students return to universities.


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2020-09-18 7:38:06 AM  

eurotrader: Let the Scots vote to become part of the united kingdom Republic of Ireland and stay in the EU.

/ Just a little rant for the day


ftfy
 
2020-09-18 7:40:35 AM  

orbister: The restriction in TFA is between the Scottish Borders and Northumberland. That's the current border, which at the eastern end is about 60 miles north of Hadrian's Wall, though the two meet, more or less, at the west end.

This rise in cases both north and south of the border (either border) is worrying. It's nowhere near as bad as the first peak, yet, because then we were testing only people admitted to hospital and now we are testing anyone with any symptoms, just about. Far too many people behaving like total arseholes, basically, and the insane decision to have students return to universities.


Well it's Scotland isn't it?  That pretty much seems to be the modus operandi - behave like a raging farkwit until things are a horrible mess, then sober up and go about fixing all the problems.  They're a multi-purpose lot.
 
2020-09-18 7:44:30 AM  

born_yesterday: uttertosh: Zenith: kinda moot point as whole of Engerland is looking at another lock down in the near future

I think that is Scotland's whole point - they've seen what happend to the covid rates in the countries that allowed english tourists in for their summer holidays, and they're trying to stop folk from inevitably bringing more covid back from lagerlout infectionland.

I don't blame them.

And the truth is that bringing in COVID really doesn't make English tourists that much worse than already.


Interesting to know that Hadrian's wall and the Antonine wall were built to keep the Celts/Picts out of Roman Britain. Somewhat strange to know it is almost a barrier now to keep the English out of Scotland (and in current circumstance that is no bad thing!).

Interesting place to visit, especially Vindolanda if you happen to be in the area. You are no longer allowed to walk on the wall or in its forts that I am aware but the museums dotted along the length are well worth it if you are interested in Roman history in the area. You can walk the path that runs alongside the walls still though,
 
2020-09-18 8:07:25 AM  

orbister: The restriction in TFA is between the Scottish Borders and Northumberland. That's the current border, which at the eastern end is about 60 miles north of Hadrian's Wall, though the two meet, more or less, at the west end.

This rise in cases both north and south of the border (either border) is worrying. It's nowhere near as bad as the first peak, yet, because then we were testing only people admitted to hospital and now we are testing anyone with any symptoms, just about. Far too many people behaving like total arseholes, basically, and the insane decision to have students return to universities.


Personally I blame Trump.
 
2020-09-18 8:15:50 AM  

Arleth: born_yesterday: uttertosh: Zenith: kinda moot point as whole of Engerland is looking at another lock down in the near future

I think that is Scotland's whole point - they've seen what happend to the covid rates in the countries that allowed english tourists in for their summer holidays, and they're trying to stop folk from inevitably bringing more covid back from lagerlout infectionland.

I don't blame them.

And the truth is that bringing in COVID really doesn't make English tourists that much worse than already.

Interesting to know that Hadrian's wall and the Antonine wall were built to keep the Celts/Picts out of Roman Britain. Somewhat strange to know it is almost a barrier now to keep the English out of Scotland (and in current circumstance that is no bad thing!).

Interesting place to visit, especially Vindolanda if you happen to be in the area. You are no longer allowed to walk on the wall or in its forts that I am aware but the museums dotted along the length are well worth it if you are interested in Roman history in the area. You can walk the path that runs alongside the walls still though,


I am interested in Roman history.  Been watching the hell out of whatever Prime offers.  I think Hadrian's wall is a fantastic example of the Roman army's dual function as a fighting/ engineering force, taken to the extreme side of engineering (as opposed to a more balanced example of their engineering prowess during combat as during Caesar's siege of Alesia)

I love hiking and reconstructed stuff, so if I'm ever allowed into Scotland again, it would be something I visit...
 
2020-09-18 8:24:15 AM  
Finally, we get the Scottish MadMax knock off we all deserve
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2020-09-18 8:25:53 AM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: orbister: The restriction in TFA is between the Scottish Borders and Northumberland. That's the current border, which at the eastern end is about 60 miles north of Hadrian's Wall, though the two meet, more or less, at the west end.

This rise in cases both north and south of the border (either border) is worrying. It's nowhere near as bad as the first peak, yet, because then we were testing only people admitted to hospital and now we are testing anyone with any symptoms, just about. Far too many people behaving like total arseholes, basically, and the insane decision to have students return to universities.

Well it's Scotland isn't it?  That pretty much seems to be the modus operandi - behave like a raging farkwit until things are a horrible mess, then sober up and go about fixing all the problems.  They're a multi-purpose lot.


In the case of COVID we Scots seemed to be behaving pretty sensibly until the summer relaxation, at which point the entire urban population headed off to Spain to enjoys its God-given right to a week of alcohol, casual racism, promiscuous sex and incipient melanoma with, this year, a side order of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2. Probably served with chips.
 
2020-09-18 8:30:23 AM  

Arleth: Interesting place to visit, especially Vindolanda if you happen to be in the area. You are no longer allowed to walk on the wall or in its forts that I am aware but the museums dotted along the length are well worth it if you are interested in Roman history in the area. You can walk the path that runs alongside the walls still though,


Vindolanda is largely modern reconstruction, but it's good because it's the only place you get a real sense of what the wall was like in Roman times. Have you done the walk from Steel Rigg to Housesteads? It's the best known and busiest, but with good reason ...

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2020-09-18 8:31:47 AM  

born_yesterday: I love hiking and reconstructed stuff, so if I'm ever allowed into Scotland again, it would be something I visit...


Hadrian's Wall is (see above) entirely in England, but I hope you can come and see it soon.
 
2020-09-18 9:12:59 AM  

orbister: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: orbister: The restriction in TFA is between the Scottish Borders and Northumberland. That's the current border, which at the eastern end is about 60 miles north of Hadrian's Wall, though the two meet, more or less, at the west end.

This rise in cases both north and south of the border (either border) is worrying. It's nowhere near as bad as the first peak, yet, because then we were testing only people admitted to hospital and now we are testing anyone with any symptoms, just about. Far too many people behaving like total arseholes, basically, and the insane decision to have students return to universities.

Well it's Scotland isn't it?  That pretty much seems to be the modus operandi - behave like a raging farkwit until things are a horrible mess, then sober up and go about fixing all the problems.  They're a multi-purpose lot.

In the case of COVID we Scots seemed to be behaving pretty sensibly until the summer relaxation, at which point the entire urban population headed off to Spain to enjoys its God-given right to a week of alcohol, casual racism, promiscuous sex and incipient melanoma with, this year, a side order of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2. Probably served with chips.


I'm starting to think perhaps "Ye were telt!" should become a national slogan.  Seems appropriate, and might save a few from our American levels of farkery.
 
2020-09-18 9:27:56 AM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: orbister: In the case of COVID we Scots seemed to be behaving pretty sensibly until the summer relaxation, at which point the entire urban population headed off to Spain to enjoys its God-given right to a week of alcohol, casual racism, promiscuous sex and incipient melanoma with, this year, a side order of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2. Probably served with chips.

I'm starting to think perhaps "Ye were telt!" should become a national slogan.  Seems appropriate, and might save a few from our American levels of farkery.


Janey Godley fan? Her versions of the FM's briefings are generally remarkably true to the originals in content. Toes do indeed need to go up the cracks of arses.

Frank, get the door.
 
2020-09-18 9:29:05 AM  

Romans 7 19: They were TELT!


God help you if you have her clicky pen.
 
2020-09-18 10:37:54 AM  

orbister: Arleth: Interesting place to visit, especially Vindolanda if you happen to be in the area. You are no longer allowed to walk on the wall or in its forts that I am aware but the museums dotted along the length are well worth it if you are interested in Roman history in the area. You can walk the path that runs alongside the walls still though,

Vindolanda is largely modern reconstruction, but it's good because it's the only place you get a real sense of what the wall was like in Roman times. Have you done the walk from Steel Rigg to Housesteads? It's the best known and busiest, but with good reason ...

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Yeah, I know it's sort of a modern re-imaging of what the fort was like but some of the artefacts retrieved from the initial ruins are intriguing. I remember seeing a sort of clay letter sent from one of the women stationed there with her husband and sent to a friend in one of the other forts. She was just almost chatting about how life was like. A child's leather shoe they recovered.

If the walk is the one I remember it runs down to Milecastle and then back up? It has been a few years since I was there unfortunately. I live the other end of the country now so don't get to visit.

I must make time to make my way back up again.
 
2020-09-18 11:03:06 AM  
Well, they did get the Romans to pay for it.
 
2020-09-18 2:12:12 PM  

Arleth: If the walk is the one I remember it runs down to Milecastle and then back up? It has been a few years since I was there unfortunately. I live the other end of the country now so don't get to visit.


Starts at the Milecastle, up a cliff, down to Sycamore Gap, up the cliffs above Crag Lough, down to Housesteads. Great walk, even when busy, which it usually is.
 
2020-09-18 3:02:01 PM  
I can see it now, Scots, socially distancing, fighting to keep the covidiot British out.
 
2020-09-18 4:06:52 PM  

whitroth: I can see it now, Scots, socially distancing, fighting to keep the covidiot British out.


/Scot
//pacifist
///probably swapped at birth
 
2020-09-18 4:39:57 PM  

orbister: whitroth: I can see it now, Scots, socially distancing, fighting to keep the covidiot British out.

/Scot
//pacifist
///probably swapped at birth


What, you pict the wrong side of the wall to be born on? Does that leave you blue?

Oh, woad is us....
 
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