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Re: UK going to the dogs

October 15th, 2018, 11:04 pm

The mathematical apparatus of statistical analysis is a great device to hide the fact that your data is crap.
That's machine learning (it you cross out "mathematical") :-P
 
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Re: UK going to the dogs

October 16th, 2018, 12:33 am

You are paraphrasing Samuel L. Clemens! Or Disraeli, or somebody else less eloquent and famous...
 
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Re: UK going to the dogs

October 16th, 2018, 9:52 am

The mathematical apparatus of statistical analysis is a great device to hide the fact that your data is crap.
That's machine learning (it you cross out "mathematical") :-P
:D
 
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Re: UK going to the dogs

October 16th, 2018, 1:52 pm

Nasty Gal ad banned over underweight model

the UK banned this ad because the model has a BMI of 18.8
BMI 18.5 to 24.9 is Normal weight

I know they like big women in the UK, but she's normal not "underweight"

The Advertising Standards Authority:
For instance, the ads showed the model lying on a sun lounger stretching her arms, which emphasized their slimness and length. Furthermore, towards the end of the ads were scenes showing the model spraying mist on herself, which placed focus on her chest where her rib cage was visible and appeared prominent.
The brits prefer  Tess Holiday
 
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katastrofa
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Re: UK going to the dogs

October 16th, 2018, 5:44 pm

It's not a ribcage. These are abdominal muscles. I have the same. Sadly, her rear doesn't look equally well (I'm not even half as attractive, but it's never stops me from criticising others' looks).
 
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Re: UK going to the dogs

October 16th, 2018, 7:35 pm

I don't think they've seen abs before in the UK.
From the bbc article:
The ASA received 22 complaints from viewers, who challenged whether the ads were "socially irresponsible".
 
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Re: UK going to the dogs

October 17th, 2018, 12:50 pm

I'm more concerned about the real star in the Ad - that poor poodle.
 
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Re: UK going to the dogs

October 19th, 2018, 7:34 am

not sure if this is a wilmotter
City worker banned from every London pub for racist attack
Robert Tolley, a father-of-two who works as a director at EC3 Brokers, had been drinking for six hours at a lunchtime leaving party before he launched an unprovoked racist attack on two members of the public.
that's a long lunch break
It also seems to be his only punishment, no fines or jail time
 
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Re: UK going to the dogs

October 19th, 2018, 8:42 am

He can't be a wilmotter, they are not racist. 
 
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Re: UK going to the dogs

October 19th, 2018, 12:38 pm

You racist? Against whom? You're one of the most tolerant persons I've met in my life (the least tolerant ones being two former SS officers, one of which I pushed down the stairs in its wheelchair when I was a child). You seem to just show a bit of contempt for political correctness.
 
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Re: UK going to the dogs

October 20th, 2018, 8:52 am

British-built spacecraft blasts off on mission to Mercury

The British, always in the opposite direction.
 
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Re: UK going to the dogs

October 23rd, 2018, 7:55 am

Image

Everybody wants to blow me up :-(
 
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Re: UK going to the dogs

October 23rd, 2018, 9:57 am

I presume Sunday Times doesn't sell many copies in Tower Hamlets.
 
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Re: UK going to the dogs

October 23rd, 2018, 2:57 pm

I don't think I know anyone who shares my affection for East London. For instance, today I chatted with a nice fellow on the underground. He's originally from West London, but moved here because of cheaper flats. He adopted a cat - a really cute boy! Anyway, he doesn't like this place and finds it boring. To me, the only remotely interesting place in West London is Heathrow - when I depart to some new destination.
 
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Re: UK going to the dogs

October 27th, 2018, 10:21 am

Blow to thousands of savers as NS&I changes index-linked savings certificates to track CPI rather than RPI

these are inflation-linked bonds in the UK, and the UK government is changing the inflation measure used. So the bonds pay less
They currently offer RPI (retail price index) plus 0.01 per cent, tracked monthly. RPI currently sits at 3.3 per cent and CPI (consumer price index) at 2.4 per cent. RPI has been as high as four per cent this year.
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