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by rdearman
Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Travel and Culture
Topic: It's nice to visit, but don't try to live here...
Replies: 15
Views: 850

Re: It's nice to visit, but don't try to live here...

OK, number of reports about politicisation of this thread. So I'm going to lock it. I realise given the topic, it is very difficult not to stray into politics.
by rdearman
Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: HTLAL discussion
Topic: LLorg London 2017
Replies: 20
Views: 616

Re: LLorg London 2017

Vedun wrote:Updated the OP. Assuming all come, we're about 10 now.

Well, 10 was my "finger in the air" break point for needing somewhere other than a pub to meetup and chat. Obviously with 10 people we don't need anything huge. July will soon be on us. I'm open for activities suggestions?
by rdearman
Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Language challenges & teams
Topic: The Super Challenge rules and registration 2016-2017
Replies: 156
Views: 9530

Re: The Super Challenge rules and registration 2016-2017

klvik wrote:I'm converting my single Super Challenges in Spanish to Double Challenges! I think I can finish in time.

Cool! Good Luck!
by rdearman
Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Language Programs and Resources
Topic: Site of questions
Replies: 5
Views: 96

Re: Site of questions

Arnaud wrote:
rdearman wrote:You can check if a site is down only for yourself, or everyone by checking this site: http://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/

It's just me....and Tom :lol: . Not reliable, but thanks anyway.

Actually it seemed to be a little intermittent. I managed to get in once, and then it said it was broken again.
by rdearman
Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Language Programs and Resources
Topic: Site of questions
Replies: 5
Views: 96

Re: Site of questions

You can check if a site is down only for yourself, or everyone by checking this site: http://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/
by rdearman
Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Travel and Culture
Topic: Why Are Europeans Thinner than Americans?
Replies: 25
Views: 447

Re: Why Are Europeans Thinner than Americans?

European smoke a lot more than Americans on average. I was in Vienna four years ago and was shocked that they were still selling cigarettes out of vending machines (gangs of of twelve year old street urchins were roaming the streets, "smoking in front the police" as Microsoft's chatbot Ta...
by rdearman
Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Slow Learning: French and Hindi
Replies: 25
Views: 1052

Re: Slow Learning: French and Hindi

Welcome back. :)
by rdearman
Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: PM's French Courses Mission
Replies: 661
Views: 26847

Re: PM's French Courses Mission

I'm not going to give you any advice, but just some sympathy and to tell you I was feeling the same at the start of the year. Too many goals, not enough time, not enough progress, etc, etc. So, I basically parked all my goals, and actually I've made more progress than I did before I stopped working ...
by rdearman
Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Rdearman (FR, IT, ZH) 2016/17 - The way of the lazy fist.
Replies: 275
Views: 12139

Re: Rdearman (FR, IT, ZH) 2016/17 - The way of the lazy fist.

Still rocking along on the French Binge watching. This appears to have no discernable effect whatsoever. But I'm piling through a nice modern French novel about spies and nuclear bombs and such. I suppose I am getting a little better at "self-talk" in French. I find myself occasionally tal...

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