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Old 30.11.2020, 22:09
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..... How different would this place be if he (Mark) was still the one calling the shots.
You don't know that, people change and times change

Instead of shooting side-daggers, why not simply remember him dearly for having a great idea and actually bring it into being?

And to return to the thread title: Wanna bet he would smile - grin widely more likely - if he saw EF is still up and running? Due to all the members - old and new - and no less to all the people who actually put up here with the hassle of modding.

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Old 30.11.2020, 23:01
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You don't know that, people change and times change

Instead of shooting side-daggers, why not simply remember him dearly for having a great idea and actually bring it into being?
Huh?????

So far as I can tell, all I said was that I had met the founder of EF (back in the mid 2000's), and that if he had been able to continue to shape the forum according to his liking it would a different place from what it is now. I did not say better. I did not say worse. I just said different. Surely you can agree with this statement?


Where do side-shooting daggers come into play in what is an otherwise neutral and boring narrative?
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Old 01.12.2020, 08:13
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......because after 9 months at home, battling illness to boot, my darling Pirate starts a new job today. Am totally proud and grinning indeed from ear to ear
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Old 01.12.2020, 20:14
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Re: I smiled because...

.... I woke up to snow outside, it's the 1st of December and I'm excited about Christmas
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Old 04.12.2020, 20:20
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A very talented gentleman serenaded the Glattpark with an impromptu concert from his balcony tonight. He was really good and people actually cheered and applauded.
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Old 04.12.2020, 21:16
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Re: I smiled because...

Because of the singing pictogram on the federal anti-covid measures.

It's cute.

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Old 04.12.2020, 21:33
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Re: I smiled because...

And because I am watching a series in quebecois.
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Old 04.12.2020, 23:17
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Re: I smiled because...

I was in the waiting room in a hospital, suddenly two little monkeys appeared outside under the only tree located next the glass wall of room. They were stars in that moment and wanted to interact with humans; even one of them got into the room after succeeding enter through a little tide passage.
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Re: I smiled because...

my old cat; she has been a bit poorly lately and is normally very territorial and aggressive, was cuddling and grooming with the neighbor's cat on the sofa. I love that cranky old lady...
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Old 06.12.2020, 16:40
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Re: I smiled because...

because the shoulder of lamb with roast veg and Eve's Pudding went down a treat with friends- followed by lots of laughter toboganning with the kids in the back field. Lots of fluffy snow and brilliant sunshine - lovely.
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Old 06.12.2020, 19:51
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I cooked Sunday dinner for friends and their children and totally enjoyed the mumsiness of it all.
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Old 07.12.2020, 18:36
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Re: I smiled because...

... my son cooked fried rice which was almost as good as mine.
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Old 07.12.2020, 18:53
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Re: I smiled because...

went snow showing in winter wonderland with a young friend and it was so beautiful and had a good giggle- including when I stepped on the back of one snow shoe getting down from a massive load of snow left by the snow-plough and I went flying fat on my face on the icy road. Rolled over, and no damage apart from my pride as a few people were walking on the path
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Old 09.12.2020, 11:45
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Re: I smiled because...

It was actually yesterday but I am still smiling about it today: My cousin works as a geriatric consultant in the NHS in Wales and was among the first people to get the new vaccine. I felt surprisingly emotional hearing about it and it brought to mind the words of the great Sir Winston Churchill: Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.

(Any discussions relating to the actual vaccine and the process of getting it, any side effects, etc. should be held in the coronavirus thread. In fact, I'll make this post over there too.)
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Old 09.12.2020, 17:14
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I smiled today because the usual local Weinachtsbaum seller, in-between cigar puffs, said that he didn‘t have any pine cones but he would ask his wife to bring some down tomorrow (oh, can‘t find any nice and warm EF emojis to add to this, shame)
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Old 09.12.2020, 17:33
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I smiled because it seems getting a PhD is clearly not as difficult as one would imagine.
I think it depends on the PhD. But it would seem so.
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Old 09.12.2020, 17:35
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I think it depends on the PhD. But it would seem so.
Not all PhDs are created equal, having a PhD doesn’t necessarily make you the sharpest knife in the drawer,
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Old 09.12.2020, 17:37
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I smiled because it seems getting a PhD is clearly not as difficult as one would imagine.
Congratulations are in order!
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Old 09.12.2020, 17:42
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Not all PhDs are created equal, having a PhD doesn’t necessarily make you the sharpest knife in the drawer,
Do you know how many people that that would have liked to get a Phd that couldn‘t get one . Daughter was offered one in Computer Science, and she turned it down due to all the research work involved. Hats off to anyone that sticks the course - we need people like that!
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Do you know how many people that that would have liked to get a Phd that couldn‘t get one . Daughter was offered one in Computer Science, and she turned it down due to all the research work involved. Hats off to anyone that sticks the course - we need people like that!
I couldn't afford it, simples. Had the research topic ready to go, had a potential supervisor. Maybe one day. However ...


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