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  1. if you believe brits (reading this as 'english'; received pronunciation / RP) talking in upper class, english accents are being universally respectful, then i guess you've not experienced much of life in england first hand. as john oliver has pointed out, that formal use of english that involves appearing to be respectful actually hides astonishing contempt. it's a tool private schools teach their pupils, as though they're perfectly fine to say anything they wish about another person as long as they stick to basic rules of appearing to be polite. there's plenty of humour about the technique (see alexei sayle's 'the noble art of verbal abuse' for example), so you'd also get a reminder that it's a certain section of society that can deploy it. most can't, and are probably in the camp of falling for it quite often. it shows people so determined and entitled to be offensive that they've refined the tone and pronunciation to be so beyond fault that anything being said can be hard to pick up the flaw within. experience often lets you spot the flaws - drawling, derisive, bitchy, snobby - when you (rarely) experience it first hand regularly. other than this, it's usually about professions / positions of privilege and rarity that upper class find themselves in - law for example - and wanting to be clear, accurate and controlled, devoid of the various stereotypes associated with working class accents.
  2. i can't actually figure out what this means. i'd seen it, but as my brother would probably get the CD, it's only making semi-clear claims about the vinyl mastering.
  3. are these reissues actually new masters or just a new label for old ones?
  4. that's what i am thinking of. something about the way it's been reported as a massive issue in india (and some other places) as resulting from compromised or weakened immune systems which would normally tackle it. being vulnerable to other things as a result, rather than just another in the catalogue of symptoms. i am not sure the issue is far along enough in the studies. i am interested in it, but the way it's spoken of feels a little detached or as though relatively minor cases that are enough to cause hospitalisation might then pick up black fungus as a bigger issue. after all, i hear covid 19 causes multiple organ failure, so there's lots of things within or connected to this umbrella term?
  5. could be. there’s a lots of failure to understand science that’s still widespread. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jun/21/anthony-fauci-emails-criticism-science?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other the one from twitter that sticks in my mind is “died with covid, not of covid”, which misunderstands terminology for recording cause of death, and forgets comorbidities exacerbate covid 19 infections. these days you also have covid compromising immune systems allowing fungal infections, which is starting to look like something that might not have covid recorded alongside it as a cause of death … ?
  6. doesn't kick in for a few week, of course. this is one of the major timing factors being used for easing of restrictions - you might offer vaccines to everyone over 18, but they all need to have been done a few weeks prior to any action to change what can be done that resulted from it having been completed.
  7. cobblers, apparently > https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/jun/22/windmills-of-your-mind-viral-covid-jab-hack-placebo-effect-at-best-say-doctors i've had both. arm ache lasted seven weeks from first. when i had the second, woman told me to relax my arm. she could probably see it was tense. no pain at all from the second one. that's the key : relax. just a little prick.
  8. http://elusivedisc.com/content/pdfs/UHQCD-explained.pdf
  9. ordered the japanese edition, which arrived today. UHQCD. not expecting it to sound different, but curious to try … for some reason. stamper is made from different material for (supposedly) better accuracy and sound. says ‘not for sale outside japan’ on obi strip. packaging is slip card sleeve not book like UK one. booklet in japanese as extra, too. and little key ring puzzle with squares that push around to make black logo on white background. https://www.amazon.co.jp/-/en/Squarepusher/dp/B0937LB91K/
  10. encourage purchase of their domestic products over grey imports, which often appear earlier. market structure is very different in japan, with more people involved, big rental market, low production numbers, no ‘sale or return’ element and so on. probably lots of explanation out there.
  11. exclusive japanese t-shirt’s are better … https://diskunion.net/clubt/ct/list/0/4807
  12. first listen tonight. very impressed with it for the most part. suspect i would get a better sense of it if i could identify what’s sampled and what’s not. the bits that sound weaker within the tracks might mostly be drum break bits with limitations on quality? on the whole, much meatier and cleaner than originally sounded. something of a revelation in listening to it 25 years down the line from first hearing it. one of the best remasters i’ve heard over the years. i hope it doesn’t get reviewed badly, because feels spot on to me right now.
  13. … a friend of mine is in this film.
  14. he could buy himself a nice watch, formerly owned by ... steve 'interesting' davis > https://auctions.gardinerhoulgate.co.uk/catalogue/lot/05a556a4c718368e428909edad2082f7/63b778f7668dabe928d3800924a99077/two-day-sale-including-the-watch-auction-and-fine-clock-lot-161/
  15. i've seen a doctor (dr sarah jarvis) on TV here in the UK talk about this issue when someone suggested / posited the approval for covid vaccines was rushed, and she said that many / most of the drugs on the market that people are very happy to take (and do in huge quantities) wouldn't be passed for use now as standards for approval have tightened / improved dramatically over the decades. the reason they're still sold for use relies upon how rare the negative possible side effects are over the astonishing levels of use across billions of people that don't think twice about being a rare case of something going wrong, how the good done is outweighing the bad by a long way.
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