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It was probably for the best: the mix of Easter nests and nosey geese might not have worked out. Thank you for the picnic opportunity!
Niall H.
10:28 PM, 19/04/14
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Thank you Easter picnickers! Sorry I forgot to dish out the chocolate Easter nests. Hmm, might have to eat one now whilst doing my Easter bunny work. Wink
Katja
9:22 PM, 19/04/14
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ATG!
Will B
9:27 AM, 19/04/14
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Does anyone have recommends for a great unisex harness? I like to have at least 5 non plastic gear loops. I don't want adjustable leg loops... Grinning
Katja
11:06 AM, 18/04/14
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Aeron/Bethan: when are you getting to Font? We are potentially around tomorrow morning before part 2 (dancing in Lyon).
Sarah
8:05 PM, 17/04/14
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CitizenCard (which, amusingly, you can do without being a citizen)
That is quite silly
Lina, Aeron: yay!
Niall H.
7:59 PM, 17/04/14
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Finally on a train! ...and it's going to France :-D
Aeron
7:07 PM, 17/04/14
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Cameron: i would apply before moving to ensure you have the card then sort out address change after Glasgow. Sounds like you would otherwise need to want until someone official sent a letter to your new address before applying. Otherwise, consider applying now with the new address.
Aeron
6:55 PM, 17/04/14
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Font weather report: even better than yesterday. Glorious day...
Lina
6:54 PM, 17/04/14
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Hmmm, we might now be camping in St Pancras tonight...
Aeron

6:47 PM, 17/04/14
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D'oh! Cameron, my sympathies and the appropriate number of hugs are aimed in your direction. Wink
Katja
5:13 PM, 17/04/14
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Ah, logistics.

All my documentation is currently with the UKBA, and will be until ????.
It's just occurred to me that I'm going to give a talk in Glasgow in May, and the cheapest and quickest way to get there is to fly (e.g. from Brum).
So, I need legal ID.
The easiest thing seems to be to apply for a CitizenCard (which, amusingly, you can do without being a citizen).
But, I'm also imminently changing address.
So, I think I need to move (first); then change address officially with bank, employer, UKBA, doctor (?), and anyone else they might check; and then get the CitizenCard.

I thought life would get more straight forward after ESGI100 was finished.

(sigh)
Cameron
4:47 PM, 17/04/14
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That is a very good film!
Bethan
10:15 AM, 17/04/14
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You should come to this.

www.fljs.org/The-Act-of-Killing

"Winner of the 2014 BAFTA for best documentary and named the Guardian's best film of 2013, The Act of Killing is a chilling and inventive documentary that investigates how 500,000 Indonesians were murdered in the 1960s, at the hands of a government that is still in power.

Director Joshua Oppenheimer spent eight years working with survivors and perpetrators, challenging the unrepentant former members of the death squads to confront their crimes by re-enacting their murders in the style of the American movies they love.

Jennifer Robinson, human rights and Wikileaks lawyer and Director of Legal Advocacy at the Bertha Foundation, will give a talk to accompany the screening. Having lived in Indonesia before the Bali bombings, she has spent the past decade providing legal assistance to activists from West Papua in their fight for independence from Indonesia.

To reserve your place, find out more, and watch Jennifer Robinsonís TEDx talk on human rights issues in Indonesia and West Papua, see http://www.fljs.org/The-Act-of-Killing"

Angus
10:01 AM, 17/04/14
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"But still interested in recommends outwith America! Grinning " -- Katja

Good use of word outwith. I approve. Don't have any long route ideas I'm afraid...
Robert
9:45 AM, 17/04/14
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But still interested in recommends outwith America! Grinning
Katja
9:28 AM, 17/04/14
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I'm attracted to America or Canada for a good big route. I think we could leave the kids with their grandparents for two weeks next year.But prob not ready for a big 'exped' until the kids are older.... Probably free climbing but a bit of aid might not hurt if required.....
Katja
8:38 AM, 17/04/14
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"MGetting excited about finding some awesome long routes to climb next year. Grinning " -- Katja

Do you have any geographical restrictions?
Robert
8:22 AM, 17/04/14
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Ps. Recommends welcome.....
Katja
12:51 AM, 17/04/14
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Mmm, small scale pub was fun. Getting excited about finding some awesome long routes to climb next year. Grinning
Katja
12:46 AM, 17/04/14
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Bethan: glad you found somewhere! The weather in Font at the moment is lovely, and doesn't look like changing anytime soon Happy

The OUMC Font chapter is with you in spirit; te french beer is certainly flowing..
Sarah
7:46 PM, 16/04/14
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That was our first choice, Niall - sadly, ALL OF EUROPE apparently wants to go to Font this weekend...
Bethan
7:13 PM, 16/04/14
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Camping Les Pres, in Grez sur Loing?
Niall H.
7:10 PM, 16/04/14
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Ps. Glad you found somewhere Bethan. Was our usual place full or does no-one (including me) know what it's called)?
Katja
7:00 PM, 16/04/14
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Mmmm, beer...
Niall H.
6:54 PM, 16/04/14
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Mmm, early beer. It's definitely a good day for it! I'll see you when I get there. Grinning
Katja
6:02 PM, 16/04/14
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I'm up for early beer... Any time from about 7pm for me.
Will B
5:57 PM, 16/04/14
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"I'll still be on the bus at 6.15ish Sad

Anyone for early pub for beer in the sunshine though?" -- Aileen


potentially - what times early?
Jen
5:43 PM, 16/04/14
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I'll still be on the bus at 6.15ish Sad

Anyone for early pub for beer in the sunshine though?
Aileen
5:28 PM, 16/04/14
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Slackline... Uniparks... 6:15ish... Happy
Dave M
5:22 PM, 16/04/14
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Phew! After spending the last 8 days trying to find somewhere to camp in Font, and spending most of today's working day writing emails in (rusty) French, we FINALLY have a booking confirmation for 5 people. Which is just as well as we're leaving tomorrow!

... aaaaaaaaand breathe!
Bethan
4:55 PM, 16/04/14
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Alison, I just asked a friend of mine in Oban and his response is:
"Take an axe and crampons yes, but it will essentially be summer scrambling with snow patches, probably not much on sharp ridges"
Bethan
4:40 PM, 16/04/14
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Don't know about Buachaille or the Aonach Eagach, but dad has been up in Spean Bridge for the last couple of weeks and says there is still a fair a bit of snow around - hes found points where its unavoidable.

Aileen
2:42 PM, 16/04/14
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Obviously UKC will give a much better answer as to how much snow there is atm.
Robert
2:22 PM, 16/04/14
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If you don't find a better answer I would take them as far as Scotland. Was a lot of snow in Scotland this winter. My dad turned back from a hill walk in Glen Affric last week because the corrie he had to climb still had a huge and drooping cornice at the top.
Robert
2:21 PM, 16/04/14
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Is anyone on top of the current Scottish conditions? Thinking of doing the Aonach Eagach and/or stuff on the Buckle over the weekend - am I safe to assume we don't need ice axes?
Alison
2:14 PM, 16/04/14
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Anyone fancy climbing next Wednesday somewhere? I have a car.. .
George
9:52 AM, 16/04/14
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That was foolish of the Guardian! Not to say that the CMUA isn't foolish, too, but we're a bit stuck with that
Niall H.
9:53 PM, 15/04/14
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Hmmm, ok - that link was provided by the Guardian... A lot of people might not be aware of that potential breach!
Bethan
2:10 PM, 15/04/14
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That's very much a tool for testing your own server(s), though, not other people's. (If all it did was check the OpenSSL version, it would be fine, but since it actually sends a maliciously formed heartbeat request to the server, using it is indistinguishable from an attack. And also in breach of the UK Computer Misuse Act, if you don't have permission from the site owner; which may not be of worry to people but is something to be aware of)
Niall H.
1:39 PM, 15/04/14
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For those who care about such things, this seems like a potentially useful tool for testing a given server's vulnerability to Heartbleed (you simply enter the URL). As the Guardian has recently pointed out, there's little point in updating your web passwords unless the servers themselves have been updated...
Bethan
1:13 PM, 15/04/14
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And, after, the scary-size camp fires Happy
Niall H.
9:56 AM, 15/04/14
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To the forest!
Lina
7:55 AM, 15/04/14
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To the forest!
Lina
7:55 AM, 15/04/14
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Dave: I have a spare parking space, but I'm sure there's plenty of free parking closer to you!

Jody/Dave M/anyone else: I'll be heading to Iffley shortly, probably there for about 18:45.
Will B
6:01 PM, 14/04/14
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You could try Frenchay Rd [goo.gl/maps/Q0u1a]] I think it is still un-restricted, though I think it can be hard to get a space...
Dave M
4:59 PM, 14/04/14
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O wise and helpful GP... does anybody in Oxford have a spare car parking space they aren't currently using? If so could I pretty please borrow it for a bit?

I've brought my car back after being away, with the plan of keeping it around for a week or two for some climbing trips, and have suddenly discovered that I (probably) can't park it where I was expecting to. I would be extremely grateful for any help and would repay the favour in beer/chaffeuring to climbing destinations!
Dave
4:18 PM, 14/04/14
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Should be two of the red Alpkit mats there. I'll be there around 6:30 I think, probably only for a shortish session too.
Dave M
2:34 PM, 14/04/14
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Going to aim for about 6 tonight, for a reasonably short session.
Jody

2:22 PM, 14/04/14
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If there are no mats at Iffley you're welcome to borrow mine - I live about a 10-minute walk away.
Bethan
1:41 PM, 14/04/14
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"Is anyone around at the minute and thinking of iffley tonight? Assuming there's at least a mat left..." -- Jody

Yes!
Dave M
1:19 PM, 14/04/14
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Niall - definitely! But I booked this trip with some friends from Scotland before the current OUMC plan was put forward, and it turns out we are going to end up missing each other exactly! My foresight clearly isn't working properly Wink
Bethan
1:12 PM, 14/04/14
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Is anyone around at the minute and thinking of iffley tonight? Assuming there's at least a mat left...
Jody

12:59 PM, 14/04/14
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I'm sure you'll have fun, anyway!
Niall H.
12:06 PM, 14/04/14
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I still can't quite believe we're going to Font on Friday and completely missing everyone!
Bethan
11:42 AM, 14/04/14
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"OUMC Font-chapter setting sail for France." -- Lina

Have fun!!
Cameron
10:28 AM, 14/04/14
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Hooray! Have fun! (Who's in the chapter?) x
Katja
10:16 AM, 14/04/14
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OUMC Font-chapter setting sail for France.
Lina
10:12 AM, 14/04/14
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If anyone's around gonna be 'working' in the park near Pitt rivers museum this afternoon.
Jody

12:35 PM, 13/04/14
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And Sesh, sounds a bit rubbish Crying I suggest not doing anything that hurts, take some painkillers and if it is still super painful after the weekend get a doc to take a look.
George
10:56 PM, 12/04/14
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"I was about to say that I'm free then (since I'm planning some random days off now that ESGI100 is over), but then the GP reminded me that I'm already making evening plans with Clare..." -- Cameron

If you fancy a day at say Avon/Cheddar/Wye we could be back in Oxford in time for your evening plans too Grinning Unless Wednesday is better? I've promised to be in Oxford for 8pm Wednesday but that still leaves the option of climbing first....
George
10:51 PM, 12/04/14
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