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Jags and saints

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Well that was a surprise.

Bortalls and the jags over turning the bree's led saints.

A good defence really is a platform for offence. 

Can the jags repeat that trick against brady and the pats?

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Nfl play offs

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Edited by Michael Gumbrell, Sunday, 14 Jan 2018, 11:10

I am very happy that, in an effort to promote the game in the uk, the nfl games are free to view on sky sports. 

I have been enjoying the season and the post season so far.

I think the NE patriots will be the team to best. New Orleans has the best route through  the nfc post season pathway. So i would go for a patriots and new Orleans super bowl, the steelers might be the fly in the patriots ointment.

Next weekend are the championship games, that is going to be two great games of football 

 

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Tma 3

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Tma 3 asks us to consider the ends justify the means in relation to consequentialism..

I am tempted to use the trolley thought experiment to answer the tma question.

Or would that be to simplistic?


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Hitting half way

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I just have to write tma3 and i can move on to the next block.

Half way done.

I am pleased to be 50% done.

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Views.

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The view counter on my blog is about to pass 11,500.

Everyone is so very busy and so i really appreciate that my fellow students have taken time out of their busy schedules to read my blog 

I hope you all enjoy my content and it is worth a brief procrastination away from our study planners 

Thank you everyone.

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Online subscriptions

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Following on from being interested in quantum things. I had a look at a website which provides tutorials on wave form and the algebraic equations related to quantum mechanics. 

It all looks very interesting and i would like to work through the materials

However the subscription is 16 pounds per month. 

At the moment i cannot afford the subscription on top of all my other monthly bills.

Which is a shame.

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Interesting things

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Quantum game theory looks very interesting. I have been doing some reading about it.

Got to love a qubit.

So once i get a222 out of the way i move onto economics, covering game theory, and once that is covered off i can look at quantum game theory in more detail.

Looking forward to that.   

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Book 3 away

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So i have completed book 3, ethics.

Now i just have to return to chapter 2 and write the tma 3.

Hopefully i can write something in the 65-70% range.

One step closer to home...

#bloodya222.

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Philosophy open day.

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FASS have organised a philosophy open day in March.

I do fancy going, however it is on a Thursday and it is in Milton keynes.

So do i fancy driving two hours each way to attend, and do i fancy going during the working week?

Might be interesting, but it is a drag to get there.

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Simon was right.

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Simon Reed was right, of course.

Kant is much easier to process, as Simon put it, ' you are better off with a maxim. Gives clarity and something concrete to discuss, shame Kant is not part of this TMA.

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That time of year

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Happy new year to you all 

May 2018 be peaceful for you all.

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The Good Place

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Having the two weeks off from the study planner over Christmas has been nice.

I did continue to study, but having no work meant i had some extra time available.

So i used my extra free time to watch the first series of The Good Place on netflix.

I enjoyed it, it is a show about philosophy, in fact each episode seems to follow the harvard philosophy curriculum quite closely. I have watched the harvard lectures on youtube.

It is a good series, The Good Place throws up many philosophical questions, and plato, kant, bentham, Hume, satre and Rousseau all feature as a theme of episodes.

It is worth a watch.

The Good Place on netflix.

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Snow

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It snowed this morning. It almost drifted up to 0.9cm in some places. Then the sun came up and it was all gone by 9.30am.

The joys of living on the south coast....

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Views.

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Just a quick thank you to everyone who has taken the time to visit this blog.

The view counter is about to hit 11,000 views.

Who would have thought my view counter would have got to 11,000 when i first started writing this blog.

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Did everyone survive?

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So hopefully you all got through Christmas day okay.

We went to have dinner with auntie Nikita. Due to the age of her children, much of the day was taken up building playmobile airplanes, police cars and trucks, plus much Lego was built.

Which was great fun. Little Ana, who is three got a doctors play set, which meant alot of ear checking and reflex tests.

Dinner was tasty, so all in all, a lovely day 

Hopefully you all had a good day, without any hassle or arguments.

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Merry Christmas everyone

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I will be busy tomorrow.

So today is the day to wish you all a merry christmas and a peaceful new year.

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A difficult time of year

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I work in health and social care.

It is frustrating when other people talk about what the 'true meaning' of christmas is.

For those of us who work in the health and social care sector, christmas is about many things, many of them difficult and saddening.

But people don't really want to hear about that.

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Ashes to Ashes

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Well that escalated quickly.

3-0 down in the first 3 tests and the ashes handed back.

I am very disappointed that it all went downhill so quickly.

Lots of lashing out in the press.

Not a great result.

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Hits

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I just noticed the view counter is going through 10500.

Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to visit my blog.

A big thank you to everyone who has taken the time and effort to comment.

And a massive thank you for putting up with my moaning about module a222.

#bloodya222.

Thank you one and all.

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Chapter 2 again

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Edited by Michael Gumbrell, Wednesday, 27 Dec 2017, 15:42
#bloodya222.

The block 3 tma question is similar to the last one in structure.

Once again it is all about chapter 2. It is a shame because you plow through 4 weeks of reading and work and only use 1 week of it.

I had a look ahead at all the other tma's and the same structure applies.

It might be possible to write all the tma's by only reading one chapter from each book.

That would leave you unstuck for the exam, however your ocas would be complete.

This is a very odd and off putting module.

I shall not miss it.

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Tma 2 mark.

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So i just got my mark back. I got 63 for tma 2. I got 68 for tma 1. So i am averaging 65 ocas at the moment.

65 is a 2.2 which is my lowest module score so far.

But that's okay. I do not like philosophy and nor would it appear that philosophy approves of me... 

#bloodya222

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Star wars

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We went to see the new star wars film last night. The last jedi.

I thought it was pretty poor. Once the hype is over i wonder how much demand there will be for the ninth one.

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Busy day today

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It will be a busy day today. 

A full external awareness day at work.

A quick christmas visit from auntie mary, who is down from wales.

Then jump back into car and out into the evening rush hour traffic to get to the cinema to see the star wars film.

So out the front door at 7.45am and back home again for 10.45pm.

Good job its friday.

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The social mine field

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Its that time of year,

Time to cross the social mine field of the works' christmas dinner.

I don't drink alcohol, which people at work know, however the christmas dinner this afternoon will mean two hours of 'go on, one drink will not hurt' or ' is it not boring if you do not drink'

At least we get three hours off of work...

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Venue change.

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##bloodya222.

I attended the first tutorial. In Guildford, a 40 mile drive each way.

Not great, now i have a charmiess email telling me the venue is now changed to Farnborough.

Great that adds another 20 miles on each way. One hour each way.

The OU really can stick a222 up their online portal.

This module has been the worst i have ever studied, by a country mile... and i will have to drive 60 country miles in each direction to attend tutorials now...

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