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Thanks everyone who came to help over the weekend, it made such a difference. We've got 3 bedrooms completed and 2 people fully moved in, so a successful weekend! Just 6 days to the housewarming, hope to see some of you there Happy
Jen
6:29 AM, 1/09/14
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Anyone fancy a sneaky mid week climbing trip? I'm off now til Friday late afternoon. Have plans Tuesday evening but nothing else planned.
George
6:18 PM, 31/08/14
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Awesome, thanks mate! (Beer owed..)
Dave A.
11:00 PM, 30/08/14
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Perhaps a bit early... I will leave it outside, in the blue recycling bin, in a carrier bag.
Jamie
10:52 PM, 30/08/14
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"Bugger - only just saw that. We're in all evening, if that's any use? Or you could pick it up tomorrow morning?" -- Jamie

Is 8.05ish tomorrow morning too early to call? Or can you stash it somewhere safe outside the house? No worries if too early, we ought to manage with one; the second would just be helpful.
Dave A.
10:22 PM, 30/08/14
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Bugger - only just saw that. We're in all evening, if that's any use? Or you could pick it up tomorrow morning?
Jamie
9:48 PM, 30/08/14
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Jamie, are you in this evening? We could swing round and collect it around 8-830 as we collect a friend.
Dave A.
7:10 PM, 30/08/14
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"Mark - yes, but as we live quite a long way out of town you might want to exhaust closer options first! Let me know if no-one else can help." -- Jamie

We've got one between two groups so not that urgent - thanks for the offer though Jamie!
Mark C
6:15 PM, 30/08/14
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Mark - yes, but as we live quite a long way out of town you might want to exhaust closer options first! Let me know if no-one else can help.
Jamie
3:32 PM, 30/08/14
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Does anyone have a copy of Eastern Grit I could borrow for tomorrow? Got to the RSL 2 minutes after it closed... curse you, out-of-term opening hours...
Mark C
2:19 PM, 30/08/14
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Tor and I are going to shorn cliff tomorrow. If another pair (we're on a speedy climbing mission so can't make a three, sorry) would like to partake of my car then get in touch on oh790095391nine. Leaving cowley road or Abingdon road area at about 7:45.
Mary
2:03 PM, 30/08/14
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"There are five Kerrys on the committee!

Of course there are. It's representative of my enormous contribution to the running of the committee...

Kerry

12:30 PM, 30/08/14
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ACHTUNG. Nice new website Grinning
Robert
12:07 PM, 30/08/14
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I really like it! Looks very sharp. Nice job Grinning
Mary
9:55 AM, 30/08/14
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Wow!
Katja
11:15 PM, 29/08/14
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There are five Kerry images on the Committee page, anyway. And for the other one, you just need to stand on your head...
Niall H.
10:32 PM, 29/08/14
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There are five Kerrys on the committee!

Also the chat page link is broken. It's got this funny '?down' in it where there should be a '?up'.
Will B
10:28 PM, 29/08/14
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Very nifty! Though I'd have gone for a darker shade of blue... (and the Iffley map is missing from the termcard links) Wink
Niall H.
10:22 PM, 29/08/14
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OMG! Change!

runs away
Dave A.
9:55 PM, 29/08/14
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""Anyone fancy helping with a bit of painting/decorating? We would be very appreciative of any help we can get." -- Jen

Is this the place in Cowley? I could help this evening if you're not already oversubscribed with decorating minions." -- Mark C


sure, the more the merrier! Its Ridgefield road, parallel to Cowley road, off Howard street (no. 95) thanks - see you later
Jen
1:17 PM, 29/08/14
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OK, no problem. Is this wood for constructional purposes you need? If so - Powells on Cowley Road. It's a proper timber merchant so it's a hell of a lot cheaper than B&Q etc. Mind you, if you need a lot of stuff you can probably find it cheaper (and delivered) online.
Jamie
12:27 PM, 29/08/14
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Don't worry Jamie. Would be nice to see you but my usual babysitter seems not available. We should be going to Leanne's to work on her garden this weekend. Where would you buy wood in Oxford? Just in case Niall is able to collect it.... really haven't worked out plans yet!
Katja
12:23 PM, 29/08/14
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"Anyone fancy helping with a bit of painting/decorating? We would be very appreciative of any help we can get." -- Jen

Is this the place in Cowley? I could help this evening if you're not already oversubscribed with decorating minions.
Mark C
11:09 AM, 29/08/14
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What time were you thinking of, Kat? If you've no-one to climb with, I dare say I could ask my client to move to a later time so I could stay and climb with you. But probably not worth it if you've already got someone - Niall?
Jamie
11:03 AM, 29/08/14
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Too early I'm afraid Jamie. x
 

10:36 AM, 29/08/14
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fab! Thanks Kerry and Dave
Jen
7:15 PM, 28/08/14
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"I'm wondering about Brookes tomorrow night, just possibly. Although Friday might make more sense if Thursdays are busy?" -- Katja

I'm teaching there tomorrow 4:15-5:45pm. Could meet you for a bit after that?
Jamie
6:01 PM, 28/08/14
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Also, to my sadly unmathematical mind 'eigen functions'sounds like a Norwegian skier...
Kerry

5:15 PM, 28/08/14
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"Anyone fancy helping with a bit of painting/decorating? We would be very appreciative of any help we can get. Dinner, Beer and Wine, Tea & Cake, etc will be supplied Happy We will be starting tonight from 6pm, and then Friday Night and all day Saturday. So drop by whenever Wink " -- Jen
Sounds fun! I'm free to help out tomorrow night, if that helps?
Kerry

5:13 PM, 28/08/14
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Ahhh. So they're using n and k to represent the nth and kth eigenfunctions. The notation makes a little more sense knowing that!
Cameron
3:52 PM, 28/08/14
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Caveat: I'm not a theorectical physicist (for good reason) and its been a long time since I've done any quantum mechanics and I'm sure Sesh and Rob would be much better at answering.

But from what I remember, isn't <n|x|k> the same as

(integral)(\psi_n^*(x)) x (\psi_k(x)) dx

(\psi(x) being the wavefunctions, and * the complex conjugate)
Aileen
3:43 PM, 28/08/14
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Sesh, Aileen, Rob, et al.:

I am seeking the quick assistance of a tame (?) physicist who could turn some bra-ket things into integrals for me.

In this paper, I'd like to know what <n|x|k> and similar terms mean, so that I can understand equation (28) and whether (despite being divergent) it's relevant to another calculation I've been doing. If it helps, the eigenvalues should all be real, and the eigenfunctions should all be real for real arguments, so any complex conjugation involved should be trivial. (?)
Cameron
3:05 PM, 28/08/14
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"Anyone fancy helping with a bit of painting/decorating? We would be very appreciative of any help we can get. Dinner, Beer and Wine, Tea & Cake, etc will be supplied Happy We will be starting tonight from 6pm, and then Friday Night and all day Saturday. So drop by whenever Wink " -- Jen

Sounds fun Happy I wont be around tonight, but am happy to help tomorrow night and/or saturday.
Dave M
11:57 AM, 28/08/14
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Anyone fancy helping with a bit of painting/decorating? We would be very appreciative of any help we can get. Dinner, Beer and Wine, Tea & Cake, etc will be supplied Happy We will be starting tonight from 6pm, and then Friday Night and all day Saturday. So drop by whenever Wink
Jen
9:14 AM, 28/08/14
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Katja: Friday would be rather better, at least for me
Sarah: glad to hear your Polo's working again!
Niall H.
10:30 PM, 27/08/14
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Jamie - thanks very much for the offer, but it's sorted now. It lives! Dave was driving after all and helped me out.
Sarah W
9:50 PM, 27/08/14
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I'm wondering about Brookes tomorrow night, just possibly. Although Friday might make more sense if Thursdays are busy?
Katja
9:29 PM, 27/08/14
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Sarah - I'm not coming out to the pub tonight, but I'm seeing a client in North Oxford tomorrow from 4pm to 5:30pm, and I could meet you either side of that, if that's any good?
Jamie
7:18 PM, 27/08/14
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And on the same topic... anyone for 8pm pub?
Will B
6:55 PM, 27/08/14
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Is anyone driving to the pub tonight? My car is feeling somewhat poorly and I am hoping a jump-start might fix it if anyone's willing to do a slight detour... It's parked about 5 mins away from the GA.
Sarah W
5:44 PM, 27/08/14
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"Grammar question of the day.... Which is correct?

The compound was identified by its absorption at a specific wavelength.
The compound was identified by its absorption of a specific wavelength.

There's a big debate going on in the office..." -- Jude


I'm not a physicist or a linguist (and I'm not a Cameron, who knows everything about everyone's field anyway), but I would say both are valid.

FWIW, the former gives me a hint that the identification process probably involved a single measurement at a predetermined frequency, while the latter might make me wonder if a few frequencies were tested to cover other possibilities.

The first also suggests that the absorption at a fixed frequency is a continuous-valued quantity, various values of which might identify different compounds. The second makes me think of absorption as a binary thing - i.e. the wavelength is either absorbed or not absorbed.

Most likely those in your field will know exactly what you mean anyway, so it'll make no difference.
Will B
1:50 PM, 27/08/14
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Hello everyone!

I concur with everything Rob said, including the statement about the chimney pitch of Dibona being particularly memorable. On the day when Chris A and I climbed it, though, the feeling of the chimney being a real challenge was slightly marred by the fact that I'd barely built my anchor at the top when a local raced up it in approach shoes. Rolling eyes
Cameron
11:49 AM, 27/08/14
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"Ah, not one we've done but described in the book as "molto bella". The whole Falzarego area is great actually, particularly the rock quality." -- Fred

The chimney pitch was particularly memorable for me...
Robert
10:35 AM, 27/08/14
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Grammar question of the day.... Which is correct?

The compound was identified by its absorption at a specific wavelength.
The compound was identified by its absorption of a specific wavelength.

There's a big debate going on in the office...
Jude
9:31 AM, 27/08/14
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Ah, not one we've done but described in the book as "molto bella". The whole Falzarego area is great actually, particularly the rock quality.
Fred
5:07 PM, 26/08/14
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"Did you get anything good done?" -- Fred

Think my most memorable route was the Diobona on Frazerago Towers. On the final day drove back via the Sella pass. Soooo much rock!
Robert
4:17 PM, 26/08/14
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Did you get anything good done?
Fred
3:29 PM, 26/08/14
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Hmmm, it seemed I found the only sunny bit of the Alps - in Adelboden we didn't get rained on at all! Though I was meant to be a Responsible Adult so didn't get to climb anything either..... Though we did play on toboggans and segways, and one night went up a mountain by cable car to eat proper raclette and listen to an Alpenhorn in a restaurant then got the cable car down in the dark!
Alison
2:03 PM, 26/08/14
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How odd. There used to always be rumoured that Iffley was about to be demolished and so far it has survived them all....
Katja
1:37 PM, 26/08/14
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I hope that's not a premonition, Mary: I was hoping to fit in some pre-pub Iffley tomorrow!
Niall H.
11:24 AM, 26/08/14
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Back from Dolomites. 3 Days without any rain. Also only 3 days without any climbing.
Robert
10:27 AM, 26/08/14
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I dreamt last night that Iffley is being destroyed today and so last night would have been the last ever session..... Shock
Mary
10:20 AM, 26/08/14
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People doing Iffley/pub as usual btw? Don't think I'll go to Iffley, but the Fir Tree will be on the way home.

(I think Iffley is open today, but closing early at 8:30, i.e. pub o'clock.)
Will B
3:45 PM, 25/08/14
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Sounds good
Will B
3:42 PM, 25/08/14
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4:40 to get tickets ans rustley snacks from Tesco?Meet outside Phoenix.
Jody

3:09 PM, 25/08/14
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"Anyone fancy going to see Boyhood at the Phoenix at 5pm, got good reviews, set over 12 years with the same cast.

" -- Jody


I'm up for that
Will B
2:05 PM, 25/08/14
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Anyone fancy going to see Boyhood at the Phoenix at 5pm, got good reviews, set over 12 years with the same cast.


Jody

1:12 PM, 25/08/14
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