Monthly Archives: March 2020

Passing the Banner To China (Uncle Davey’s Herts Content S3 E 14/18)

Original YT playout date: 23 November 2008
Duration: 14:56

The closing of the London conference and the passing of the banner to China which was to take over the Conference the following year. Unfortunately I didn’t go to that, but I did go to the Beijing Baker Tilly one some years later.
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How to end this epidemic, fast!

I noted today that someone had written the abbreviation “g/l” somewhere, and I wondered what the GoldList Method had to do with it.

It transpired that the abbreviation meant “gains by losses”. Someone wanted to calculate the ration of occasions a certain investment had gained over the month by the amount of times it had lost – irrespective of amount. This was a bit counterintuitive but the guy needs it to build a trading algorithm.

It seemed to me that “gains by losses” is actually not a bad description of our GoldList approach also. You first need to find out what your memory lost in order to give it a chance to gain it on the next pass, rather than spend time repeating what you know already. Mentioning no names but Anki and Supermemo are looking a bit shifty there in the back row, along with Duo and a few others…

The materials used for learning, although some are better than others, are usually not at fault, but rather our phobia of forgetting, which puts the learner off and they go through frenetic attempts to make jolly sure this forgetting business doesn’t happen to them. It is like trying to stop the Coronavirus, ie ain’t gonna happen. Instead we have controlled forgetting, just as we are having a controlled and monitored level of getting the virus planned as we go through a summer of relaxing and then reimposing lockdowns and social distancing measures, whilst behind the scenes making as much equipment as we can and trying to get a vaccine and better tests.

Interesting how “14 days” has been in the news a lot, although the correct timing for quarantining for a population lockdown should be 40 days. This is borne out by Bible revelation and human history. What we actually need is a common fast, maybe even with the Muslims whom I would recommend to extend Ramadan this year and start it early so that we can fast to God for 40 days and stay at home and pray that his hand will be stayed. Atheists are blaming Christians and Muslims alike for the outbreak and they may even be correct, but not in the way they think…

We forget that fasting is commanded by the words and example of Jesus, we forget that 40 days is a period mentioned in the Bible dozens of times in both Old and New Testament, with Noah, Moses and many others using it. There are also 40 years in the wilderness. It is a healing number. We forgot all about it. Even Catholics who do have a joint large fast at Lent for 40 days usually forget what they are doing within days and out come the things they were meaning to give up. Is it any wonder this epidemic coincides so closely with the Lenten period? Where we forget, there there will be reminding. And with the reminding, learning.

So don’t be afraid of forgetting. It’s part of the learning process. Getting sick is part of the healing process, or if not being sick then imposing flesh-curbs on oneself, by the discipline of fasting.

Stay safe, and please use the sedentary time in isolation to push up your results above the targets originally made, this is the best thing you can do in this situation, other than to fast, read the Bible and pray, of course, and sing hymns of praise to the Lord. Certainly I wouldn’t want learning to get in the way of that, to everything there is a season.

Fasting doesn’t add to your salvation, it is by faith in the person and work of Jesus Christ alone, but still it adds a lot of blessing. It strengthens prayer and it strengthens the organism. Jesus Christ took it seriously and His 40 day fast is right at the beginning of His ministry. Even now He is fasting, but this fast of His may be nearing its end “I will not drink from this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father’s Kingdom”.

People are full of blaming governments for this, other religions for that, the Chinese here, the Americans there, the British, the Swedes, etc etc. People should look to their own fauts and putting a curb on themselves. Dietary or clothing restrictions are a way of doing his and quarantine or social distancing is also, and one which has been known about for a long time. We should curb our eating with our curb in movement. In fact these two go hand in hand unless you want to gain weight while being sedentary.

This is how to end the current epidemic, fast. If all Christians and Muslims do it, staying at home, extending the period and forgoing the pleasant aspect of the iftar, then I know for a certainty that the outcome will be much better than it otherwise would be, and furthermore thise who despise the very idea of God will have no more occasion to criticise us and blaspheme the more against God. They of course will anyway, but at least we will not have given them occasion. We will be clear.

Pushkin at Sixteen Months

Original YT playout date: 22 November 2008
Duration: 15:28

He’s not a kid anymore, but not a real grown-up either. He managed to fall off the end of the knwn world, and when we got him back he was most appreciative of being home again.
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Qubus Katowice

Original YT playout date: 22 November 2008
Duration: 11:48

I take an “arty farty” film in Qubus hotel in Katowice. This shows the room in my usual format, as well as a bit of panorama from the windows. But also there’s an experimental part you might like…
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Mike Mendoza Show #8 from 4th September 2008 on Playtwo UK

Original YT playout date: 21 November 2008
Duration: 3:58:28

This 8th Show by Mike gets very zooey in the final hour! See your contributions, and studio reactions, one more time and this time with both cams in sync, here on Huliganov.TV!
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Young Musical Talent (Uncle Davey’s Herts Content S3 E13/18)

Original YT playout date: 19 November 2008
Duration: 39:09

Here we see some of the most promising young musicians from around the world, nurtured under the tender care of Sir Yehudi Menuhin’s School in England.
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Pokrovka (Huliganov’s Moscow #2/7)

Original YT playout date: 17 November 2008
Duration: 9:21

An evening walk in Pokrovka Street and a view of the fine conditions in the rooms of the new hotel Ma Maison Pokrovka.
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Mike Mendoza Show #7 from 3rd September 2008 on Playtwo UK

Original YT playout date: 17 November 2008
Duration: 3:59:51

The 7th show of Mike Mendoza on PlayRadio UK including my radio friend Fevzi Turkalp the gadget detective
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Integration at Piknik 44 part 2/2



Original YT playout date: 16 November 2008
Duration: 31:04

The second and final part of our team integration exercise in Piknik 44. See inmpressive ropewalking and backwards medecine ball chucking activities and experience llamas and goats up close and personal!
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Guildhall (Uncle Davey’s Herts Content S3 E12/18)

Original YT playout date: 15 November 2008
Duration: 30:34

In this twelfth part of the third UK series, we visit the Guildhall, an historic building in which the Lord Mayor hosts his banquets and courts in the second largest banqueting hall in the realm. See also statues to heroes from Britain’s past, and the imperial yard and foot measures, which are kept here.
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Last in Series show of James Whale on Play Radio UK

Original YT playout date: 15 November 2008
Duration: 3:54:34

You’ve got the whole series now, of James Whale’s shows on PRUK. Unfortunately for his international viewers, James decided to try out a show at LBC instead, which is a local radio station for London. In fact one of the first and most successful independent radio stations in Europe, unlike Playradio UK which was not commercially successful and which already at the time you see here was preparing behind the scenes for its own demise. It lives on on this and one or two other channels. Hopefully we will see him and other colleagues from that time again in the future, in the meantime, here’s a final chance to see the master at work in the Sussex studio of PRUK.
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Huliganov’s Moscow #1 – Arrival

Original YT playout date: 14 November 2008
Duration: 25:11

The beginning of a series of Huliganov visiting the homeland. It should give a quite nice flavour of Moscow – quite a few things have changed since this point, so this is actually a useful record of the pace of change.
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