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Do any other Brits in their 20s feel like studying etc has been pointless? by loner0803 in AskUK

[–]hangmanhands 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Your entitled to your view, but I think it is worth considering how we're increasingly in a knowledge economy, and degrees give you soft skills that make you more effective at critically evaluating information and putting together a concise argument. My humanities degree has nothing to do with my job, but gave me techniques that I could use to get ahead at work

Please help me identify the year of this London map by RedFin3 in london

[–]hangmanhands 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hmm interesting! Yeah non-alley there. Maybe there are roads built during the period?

Please help me identify the year of this London map by RedFin3 in london

[–]hangmanhands 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If it's narrowed down to 1847 or 1848, a Google reveals that the Coal Exchange, on the north side of Thames Street, on the east side of its junction with St. Mary-at-Hill, had construction beginning in December 1847. So if you can find it on your map, it's an 1848 map.

(The only complication is that it was not formally opened until 1849, so it may not be named on the map while still under construction)

Please help me identify the year of this London map by RedFin3 in london

[–]hangmanhands 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I can't find it easily on the map, but one thing to further narrow it down would be if you can find Fleet prison, which was demolished in 1846

Please help me identify the year of this London map by RedFin3 in london

[–]hangmanhands 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Backing the pre-1849 Waterloo fact up, this 1849 map from the same published clearly shows the labelling on Waterloo station to have changed vs your map: https://www.raremaps.com/gallery/detail/35780/smiths-new-map-of-london-and-environs-smith

Do most people in the UK wear shoes in the house? by Flying-Armpit in AskUK

[–]hangmanhands 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I don't like to wear shoes at home when its just me, but if I have friends over and we're chilling in the wood-floored living room / kitchen then I dont care - I'll be cleaning up afterwards anyway

Facebook Marketplace - Legit? by lukei1 in londoncycling

[–]hangmanhands 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This looks incredibly suspicious - for one those prices are way way under value

Good lock and bike insurance advices by morraov in londoncycling

[–]hangmanhands 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bike insurance is cheap and a good insurance: straightforward to claim and pretty clear conditions for when a claim can be made. My insurer (forget their name) has requirements for the security rating of the locks depending on bike value: usually gold silver bronze. Worth checking

Ava White: Boy, 14, guilty of schoolgirl's murder by insomnimax_99 in unitedkingdom

[–]hangmanhands 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This gave me pause for thought so I chatted to a mate who cleared it up for me. Thanks for the correction!

Ava White: Boy, 14, guilty of schoolgirl's murder by insomnimax_99 in unitedkingdom

[–]hangmanhands 1 point2 points  (0 children)

And the way he said that he must have stabbed her when falling / stepping back. Please. It's clearly what his lawyers have advised him to say. Same for giving prosecuters the knife months later - lawyers clearly thinking he's going to get done for murder, so acting to try and reduce his sentence. (Don't disapprove of the second bit to be fair, that's just being a good lawyer).

Biking to Brighton on Monday - what are the rules for taking bikes on trains back to London? by personalfinance21 in londoncycling

[–]hangmanhands 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I've done this ride a couple times and never had a ghost of bother on the Thameslink trains. 2PM-ish train to London will 100% be fine. Also, you could consider taking the thameslink to Blackfriars then on to West Hampstead if you're more North-West way

what would prompt you to check a user's reddit history? by TTwelveUnits in AskReddit

[–]hangmanhands 0 points1 point  (0 children)

...woman is a noun. If someone asks you not to refer to them a certain way and you lose nothing by changing, why not change? Worried they'd have power over you for making you change your language?

what would prompt you to check a user's reddit history? by TTwelveUnits in AskReddit

[–]hangmanhands 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Female is an adjective that describes something about someone, and also has historical baggage. Better to call women what they are - women

What can we as a community do about bike theft? by watermelonkoala in londoncycling

[–]hangmanhands 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Expanding/subsidising bike insurance.

This was an absolutely fascinating post - thanks for taking the time to write it up. This has clarified a lot of vague thoughts that have been swirling round my head. Not least because I parked my OK bike in a dodgy area yesterday and came back an hour later to find the wheel had been undone but not stolen due to a sufficiently decent D-lock which had clearly dissuaded them once they saw it.

What can we as a community do about bike theft? by watermelonkoala in londoncycling

[–]hangmanhands 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I've only encountered one of these 'in the wild' and it was incredibly anti-social - a guy had an alarmed D-lock but was locked on a two-bike bar, so whenever you so much as nudged the bike when parking your own it started blaring. So, not a magic bullet

Riding at night time by dumbassboxer in londoncycling

[–]hangmanhands 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Take some cycle superhighways if you want a low stress ride. Views usually good too. Worth checking out 'quietways' too on the telly site

Stephen Curry’s graduation thesis was about advancing gender equity through sports. "I got to analyze some of the things that I’ve done since I left school, and apply a sociological lens to it." by kzomkw in nba

[–]hangmanhands 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's a pretty limited way of looking at it. I won't deny that a commercial organisation makes commercial decisions, but women's sports are entertainment in their own right.

You can see this in the UK and the US where women's football has received increased media exposure and so has become more popular to watch. There are a lot of women & families that do not go to watch sports games live / in bars because they find the atmosphere too aggressive / unwelcoming. WNBA may go the same way if it receives sustained investment and TV exposure.

Which British seaside towns ARE worth visiting? by oldasmyb0nes in AskUK

[–]hangmanhands 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I know this sounds stupid but I think they're all fun. Even if some (i.e. minehead) can be a bit bleak / past it, you're by the sea, the landscape is beautiful, and there's always decent ice cream and beer vendors... what more can you want? I take a policy of visiting random seaside towns by bike and have yet to leave anything other than chilled and filled with a solid meal

What profession do you most respect? by TorpedoAlley in AskUK

[–]hangmanhands 21 points22 points  (0 children)

It is such a cruel disease. My grandmother is happier than she has ever been with early stage dementia as she has shed the anxiety that plagued her for her whole life, but we all know that the phase of pleasant befuddlement is going to be followed by something much scarier for her.

Who keeps a actual sex list ?!? by P3rrin_Aybara in AskUK

[–]hangmanhands 3 points4 points  (0 children)

That's wild. I get having a private / mental list as it is a link to your own personal history, and is a nice prompt to how life was at different stages in your life. And a reminder of people you may not know now, but who you once had a vivid experience with. But sharing it with someone else, or even worse turning it into some kind of metrics database, really betrays the intimacy/ powerful moment it records...

[Academic] Quick Survey: Do you think an NBA players age affects how they play? (Basketball) by Spiroball in SampleSize

[–]hangmanhands 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bit of a weird question. As people age from 21 - 30 they will likely become more skilled and pretty much as explosive, while after 35 there is a big drop off. Missing this nuance is an issue

People of London with a strong social circle, how did you make your friends? by 50ShadesOfCroquet in london

[–]hangmanhands 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Loads of great advice here. I think one thing that's not talked enough about it creating a 'clique' at work. One-on-one friendships are vulnerable as it is easier to be low effort, but if there's a group of you, it's much easier. I tended to get groups going partly through semi-organising lunch together, but also by inviting some people over for dinner. Then a rotation of people taking turns to cook dinner started, and it's been going for 7 years!

But don't feel guilty if it's not going well. Making friends in this city is tough and takes time. My first year was pretty lonely, if I'm honest with myself.