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19786  General Community / Playground / Re: 3 Word Story on: January 30, 2017, 06:27 pm
But then Novak
19787  General Community / Tennis Talk / Re: Who will be world No.1 in the next few years? on: January 29, 2017, 05:31 pm
Nick Kyrgios has a good chance of becoming number 1 in a few years - and Kyle Edmund too ??? !
Zverev as well I think.
But I can't remember any of the other players who are playing today. confused
19788  General Community / Playground / Re: word association game on: January 29, 2017, 05:21 pm
Music
19789  General Community / Playground / Re: Song Title Game on: January 29, 2017, 05:20 pm
Life in a Glasshouse - Radiohead
19790  General Community / Tennis Talk / Re: ATP/WTA Tour - The Other Players on: January 29, 2017, 04:06 pm
clap
19791  General Community / Read-the-Round / Re: RTR Australian Open Results on: January 29, 2017, 02:58 pm
Thanks Matthew, it's been a lot of fun Smile  See you at Indian Wells Smile
19792  General Community / Playground / Re: Song Title Game on: January 29, 2017, 08:38 am
Summer Song - Roy Orbison
19793  General Community / Chit Chat / Re: US politics & the Trump era on: January 29, 2017, 08:29 am
^  When we think of "the special relationship" we do think of Reagan and Thatcher.  But Reagan (imo) was a great President and I've listened to some of his inspiring speeches on YouTube.
Yes Mrs May definitely side-stepped those questions in Turkey and this side-stepping isn't approved of here in the UK.  Maybe she can think of something useful to say next week.
I think I've seen somewhere that Mrs May and Donald were holding hands - this is very definitely a sign of a very very special relationship !?

19794  General Community / Tennis Talk / Re: ATP/WTA Tour - The Other Players on: January 29, 2017, 07:23 am
Getting a bit sick of the Federer  gushing. "Magical story," "like a movie" etc etc. Being made to sound like some journeyman who has never won anything, suddenly making the final  from nowhere at the end of his career after all the years of trying. Bit like the  Hollywood Wimbledon movie I suppose. In fact, it almost sounds as if it was Zverev or Istomin who had made the final. Has he genuinely played a match in this tournament that noone thought he would win? I didn't see anyone in his draw challenging him apart from Wawrinka making it tough but still would have been shocked if he'd lost. Was surprised Nishikori got a couple of sets off him too. Hope Nadal stuffs him.
Getting a bit sick of the Federer  gushing. "Magical story," "like a movie" etc etc. Being made to sound like some journeyman who has never won anything, suddenly making the final  from nowhere at the end of his career after all the years of trying. Bit like the  Hollywood Wimbledon movie I suppose. In fact, it almost sounds as if it was Zverev or Istomin who had made the final. Has he genuinely played a match in this tournament that noone thought he would win? I didn't see anyone in his draw challenging him apart from Wawrinka making it tough but still would have been shocked if he'd lost. Was surprised Nishikori got a couple of sets off him too. Hope Nadal stuffs him.

It really is like that Wimbledon movie, you're right!  I actually think it really will become a movie in time - probably called "Roger and Rafa - their very last and final fight) Smile
I really do wish that "the other players" will remember that they actually do know how to play tennis - and do that at the FO.
Anyway I do hope for Rafa today Smile

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19795  General Community / Chit Chat / Re: US politics & the Trump era on: January 29, 2017, 07:12 am
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jan/29/iraq-trump-travel-ban-service-america
These orders are like some giant monster devouring the innocent and the guilty with no preference.
And to think I had hoped it was all pre-election rhetoric. Jesus wept.

I think we (I mean those of us in the UK) thought that when Donald said these things in his campaign) that he didn't actually mean everything to be taken literally. But he did say a lot about banning people from entering the USA).  I do feel sorry for those affected, but what's the use in feeling sorry?  Maybe Theresa May will find something to say (in a constructive manner) when we see her again?  Maybe that Judge (I don't know who she is - will make things better for the people who are trying to get into the USA?  I don't really know.
I still do like Donald - but I thought Congress had some sort of influence on him I thought Congress would make sense of some of Donald's "signing of executive papers"?
19796  General Community / Playground / Re: 3 Word Story on: January 29, 2017, 07:02 am
were worn out
19797  General Community / Playground / Re: word association game on: January 29, 2017, 07:00 am
cover
19798  General Community / Chit Chat / Re: US politics & the Trump era on: January 29, 2017, 06:56 am
No need for the sarcasm.  My brain tends to go into a state of freeze when faced with reams of words - and that applies to article No.2 as well as to Article No.1.

The best way to deal with this is to skim-read articles of any kind rather than try to make sense of them by reading them more slowly.  I've done a fair amount of proof reading in my time, and if you didn't learn to skim-read stuff and pick up on mistakes pretty quickly you'd be bored to death as well as not getting through the required amount of work.  The same goes when applied to picking up information in general.  In short, getting the drift is usually enough for most people.  After all they can always go back and have another look if they want to.  I even skim-read lengthy posts on this forum.

No need for the sarcasm.  My brain tends to go into a state of freeze when faced with reams of words - and that applies to article No.2 as well as to Article No.1.

The best way to deal with this is to skim-read articles of any kind rather than try to make sense of them by reading them more slowly.  I've done a fair amount of proof reading in my time, and if you didn't learn to skim-read stuff and pick up on mistakes pretty quickly you'd be bored to death as well as not getting through the required amount of work.  The same goes when applied to picking up information in general.  In short, getting the drift is usually enough for most people.  After all they can always go back and have another look if they want to.  I even skim-read lengthy posts on this forum.


Oh right - yes - thank you Elly for the "8 quick ways to improve" thing  which I skimmed over as Aileen suggested in her related post Smile  I can't now remember many of the ways to improve --- but will try to check it all again later in the day - if I have time, that is Smile  
Yes Aileen I do think you're  right - the best thing to do is to skim over things and thus "pick up the bones" of any particular text you're wanting to read.  It's all too easy to waste time reading every single word of a book, a newspaper, or whatever, and then finding that you're not interested in any of it and have thus wasted 10 minutes or an hour of a very boring book/magazine/page on the internet  I think!?Smile    However we need to give the necessary time to study - not always skim - things which do matter sometimes. Thanks for your reply - I can definitely remember what you said, you know! Smile

........... sorry for quoting all this wrong ...
19799  General Community / Chit Chat / Re: US politics & the Trump era on: January 28, 2017, 04:54 pm
^  I think I have a very short attention span because I read some of it and soon got bored and stopped reading it after paragraph 1 or thereabouts.
19800  General Community / Playground / Re: 3 Word Story on: January 28, 2017, 08:01 am
ready for Sunday
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