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General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: April 04, 2020, 07:12:49 PM »
“It’s really intimidating”.  ;D

Ffs, I was near tweeted to death today. Get a grip of yourself man.

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General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: April 04, 2020, 01:05:10 PM »
I find it weird how much Sinn Fein congratulate each other on Twitter.  It’s actually weird how much they do it.

Shinnerbots

SF ran an open campaign a few years ago to recruit ppl with an online presence. They’re centrally controlled into groups then instructed on what to tweet / say.
I’ve been a target loads of times. Patrice Hardy unleashed a rather vicious attack one time.

Chris Donnelly is an example of one such shinnerbot with some respectability cover.

Well he was member?
Exactly. Why would it not be ok for someone to support a political party on social media? It’s being painted as if they’re doing something wrong.

Plenty of Tyronebots, Dublinbots, Liverpoolbot, Manubots etc on this board alone going by the above.

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General discussion / Re: The Late Late show
« on: April 03, 2020, 10:05:58 PM »
At what point are they going to try and cheer us up on a Friday night?
Fcukin hell like....

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: April 03, 2020, 08:41:17 AM »
Does every pupil have access to a computer at home? The internet?

Are they expected to be able to learn from home? When was this explained to them? Have they had any experience of this previously? Have they had adequate training on it? Have teachers been given adequate training on teaching remotely? Are they able to cater for all learners? Special Educational Needs pupils with entitlement to Classroom Assistants?

It is simply wrong. It is heaping added pressure on young people in what is already an anxious time for them.

So what  is the solution? Some test done last year which the student never expected to count for anything? That doesn't pressume people?
The “solution” is certainly not to throw them to the lions unprepared. There isn’t a perfect solution but it should be a long time before that one is considered. FWIW, their teachers have a fair idea of where each pupil would be scoring in the test had it run its course. Again, it’s not a perfect solution to give predicted grades and there will be inaccuracies. For me, all things considered, it beats the hell out of throwing them in unprepared.
The gov have fairly dragged their feet here too.

I don’t see a good alternative. The other option is to have no LC. With no LC I don’t see how you can grade students fairly.
I can’t see how grading them on the LC could possibly give a fair result. They won’t have been in school for months!
Making them sit the LC in these circumstances is completely inconsiderate. It is a stressful time for young people on a normal year. This will have a serious effect on the mental health of these kids.
So, when we are talking about what is “fair”, I cannot see how making them sit the LC in these circumstances could ever be seen as fair. It is anything but.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: April 02, 2020, 10:51:26 PM »
Does every pupil have access to a computer at home? The internet?

Are they expected to be able to learn from home? When was this explained to them? Have they had any experience of this previously? Have they had adequate training on it? Have teachers been given adequate training on teaching remotely? Are they able to cater for all learners? Special Educational Needs pupils with entitlement to Classroom Assistants?

It is simply wrong. It is heaping added pressure on young people in what is already an anxious time for them.

So what  is the solution? Some test done last year which the student never expected to count for anything? That doesn't pressume people?
The “solution” is certainly not to throw them to the lions unprepared. There isn’t a perfect solution but it should be a long time before that one is considered. FWIW, their teachers have a fair idea of where each pupil would be scoring in the test had it run its course. Again, it’s not a perfect solution to give predicted grades and there will be inaccuracies. For me, all things considered, it beats the hell out of throwing them in unprepared.
The gov have fairly dragged their feet here too.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: April 02, 2020, 10:38:49 PM »
Does every pupil have access to a computer at home? The internet?

Are they expected to be able to learn from home? When was this explained to them? Have they had any experience of this previously? Have they had adequate training on it? Have teachers been given adequate training on teaching remotely? Are they able to cater for all learners? Special Educational Needs pupils with entitlement to Classroom Assistants?

It is simply wrong. It is heaping added pressure on young people in what is already an anxious time for them.


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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: April 02, 2020, 09:18:03 PM »
Shakes head. I’ve seen enough.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: April 02, 2020, 09:12:07 PM »
I doubt if they’ll go ahead but it makes sense not to say anything otherwise it might be difficult to keep kids occupied and instead
I’d say the current set up of “you’re not going to school but you’re still doing the exam” would have detrimental effects on the mental health of young people. I would also question telling the kids they have a test when you don’t intend to give them one as a means of “keeping them occupied”.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: April 02, 2020, 09:08:57 PM »
Exams are going ahead in the south. How the feck are they managing that? Seems like a poor call.

I think it is doable. While doing an exam you are separated and this separation can be doubled. The issue arises before and after the exam, staggered start times and similar strategies can work here.
There are bigger issues than that. When are the kids going to be back in school to be taught for these exams? How do they catch up on the time lost? How many kids will be freaking out at this news? Physically exams can be taken, yes!

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: April 02, 2020, 09:00:42 PM »
Exams are going ahead in the south. How the feck are they managing that? Seems like a poor call.

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: April 02, 2020, 06:28:05 PM »
One of our club legends Liam Stewart, a chairman of our club for decades and one of the men behind the recent and past successes of our club is fighting for his life with the Coronavirus at the minute, we hope that Liam will pull through this, his biggest battle!

Thoughts prayers and love going out to a great clubman, chairman and our current Vice President.
Best wishes to him.

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I'm spending a fortune on the messages. Is messages just a Derry thing or do the rest of yous use it. It's messages or goods we use, mostly messages and never groceries
Messages or groceries in Belfast. Sometimes rations. Never goods.

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Thanks MR but I have decided not to get any more involved other than to gladly pass on a few details for free. Just pm me your details and I'll fire you off the paperwork first for a look and enclose the contact details of the company in UK and if you go ahead or not, that's your call.

My feeling is that this product may go on general release in big chemists in a week or so, but atm a week is a long time if you need to know earlier. Do what you think is best.

Ah, you fell for that one. Gallsman’s cutting your grass here. He’s taking orders via pm.

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General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: March 29, 2020, 02:48:13 PM »
8D music.

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: March 28, 2020, 06:53:21 PM »
Yeah, think that too.

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