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 Post subject: Re: Census
PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:21 
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I thought the jedi bit was obvious...

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 Post subject: Re: Census
PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:45 
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Re: religion. Whose genius idea was it to include no subdivisions of, say, Islam, but even to lump all christian churches in together?

I agree. At the very least options to identity oneself as Roman Catholic or Anglican/Protestant would have been welcome.

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I can sort of see their point on that one. If they just included the 'main' religions there would be howls of protest from all the lunatic sects which didn't get mentioned.


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 Post subject: Re: Census
PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:18 
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I agree. At the very least options to identity oneself as Roman Catholic or Anglican/Protestant would have been welcome.


And are Mormons Christians?

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 Post subject: Re: Census
PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 13:09 
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Might get a better picture up here by just having Christian, there's no chance of mongs up here ticking Protestant/Catholic because they hate Catholics/Protestants/Celtic/Rangers/Neil Lennon/The Pope/The IRA/The UVF/Masons/Whateverthefuckotherirrelevantisgettingdraggedupthesedays and not because they are religious.

In other news I've still no got mine yet.

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 Post subject: Re: Census
PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 13:47 
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I agree. At the very least options to identity oneself as Roman Catholic or Anglican/Protestant would have been welcome.


And are Mormons Christians?

(lights blue touch paper, runs)

They would say they are. I would disagree.

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 Post subject: Re: Census
PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 17:10 
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The Jedi bit is important if silly. There are more Jedi's than Jews in the UK. 400k odd,

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 Post subject: Re: Census
PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 13:00 
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Proper job.


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 Post subject: Re: Census
PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 18:52 
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Was anyone else hoping that the answers to "what is your religion?" and "what is your job title?" bits would also be "Other (Cornish)"?

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 Post subject: Re: Census
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 Post subject: Re: Census
PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:54 
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We got our form hand delivered and the man wrote the name of the head of the household on the top, they're coming this week to collect them. I believe everyones got hand delivered, from what others have said, so they should have no trouble fining people who don't fill them in over here!

As Ramsea proclaimed himself head of the household, I made him fill the form in. I should have checked it really, as god only knows what he's written in it....


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 Post subject: Re: Census
PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:55 
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Thought you'd like that ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Census
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Little Bobby Tables :)

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 Post subject: Re: Census
PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:24 
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Where's that from, Davpaz? I'd like to blog it.


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 Post subject: Re: Census
PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:28 
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Where's that from, Davpaz? I'd like to blog it.

Not too helpfully, it's from reddit.

http://www.reddit.com/r/programming/com ... nsus_they/


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 Post subject: Re: Census
PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:33 
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I thought the jedi bit was obvious...

I thought it was A TRAP!

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 Post subject: Re: Census
PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:50 
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 Post subject: Re: Census
PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:56 
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We filled ours out online at the back of eleven on the day they were due to be done.

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 Post subject: Re: Census
PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:58 
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Scientist.
Briefly describe what you do:
Science.
Hel is a scientist by job title and point blank refused to do that (even without the trailing ! on SCIENCE), the spoilsport.

Whereas I put "Software engineer" and "Engineer software." Which isn't anywhere near as good, but is at least pleasingly symmetrical.


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 Post subject: Re: Census
PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 12:04 
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I put: IT Administrator
Administration of IT.

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 Post subject: Re: Census
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Bobbyaro wrote:
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Scientist.
Briefly describe what you do:
Science.
Hel is a scientist by job title and point blank refused to do that (even without the trailing ! on SCIENCE), the spoilsport.

Whereas I put "Software engineer" and "Engineer software." Which isn't anywhere near as good, but is at least pleasingly symmetrical.

What else did they expect me to put in a 20 character box, FFS?


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 Post subject: Re: Census
PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 12:12 
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In ten years time I'll be putting:

Retired
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 Post subject: Re: Census
PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 14:00 
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Risk Manager
Manage Risks


Though it would be tempting to put 'very little' for the second bit.

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 Post subject: Re: Census
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Airport Security Manager
Manage Frisks


Though it would be tempting to put 'very little' for the second bit.


FTFY

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 Post subject: Re: Census
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(I actually put 'Protecting the Empire' :P)

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 Post subject: Re: Census
PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 17:07 
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 Post subject: Re: Census
PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 20:10 
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I wrote 'Awesome' in the bits I had to think about.


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 Post subject: Re: Census
PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 20:17 
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When I tried doing it online, the key code for it wouldn't work in Chrome. The second entry box would only allow 3 letters.

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 Post subject: Re: Census
PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 20:20 
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Nirejhenge wrote:
When I tried doing it online, the key code for it wouldn't work in Chrome. The second entry box would only allow 3 letters.


No problems on chrome here :)


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 Post subject: Re: Census
PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 20:57 
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I did mine on Chrome too.


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 Post subject: Re: Census
PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 21:06 
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I cut letters from potatoes and pressed them into the blood of a virgin crow before marking the paper. Except for the letter S. And I had to make my C onto an E as I was struggling with curves and ran out of spuds.


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 Post subject: Re: Census
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I cut letters from potatoes and pressed them into the blood of a virgin crow before marking the paper. Except for the letter S. And I had to make my C onto an E as I was struggling with curves and ran out of spuds.

"and ran out of pud", surely?

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 Post subject: Re: Census
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Turns out Emily Davidson, the suffragette, was a mad vampire woman that lived in the Houses of Parliament crypt or something ;)

http://blog.findmypast.co.uk/2010/04/as ... nts-crypt/

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 Post subject: Re: Census
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We got too Census forms. One addressed to Flat 9F, one addressed to Flat F, 9-11.

Our address is flat 9F so I completed that form and sent it in. Other, not completed. May have been recycled. Have now had 3 chasers of increasing threat level for the 9-11 form. However, they always visit when we're at work. Looking forward to actually meeting them and explaining the very basic error being made here.


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 Post subject: Re: Census
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This will soon be a thing again!

What witty entry under "religion" will the Internet insist we enter this time round?

Except for viewers in Scotland.


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 Post subject: Re: Census
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It's just occurred to me that the stats on where people work and how they get there might be very different this time round due to the Event.


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We got too Census forms. One addressed to Flat 9F, one addressed to Flat F, 9-11.

Our address is flat 9F so I completed that form and sent it in. Other, not completed. May have been recycled. Have now had 3 chasers of increasing threat level for the 9-11 form. However, they always visit when we're at work. Looking forward to actually meeting them and explaining the very basic error being made here.

Wow, Nelson Mandela House feels like æons ago.

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Mrs Squirt has answered the call and is now an official Census Officer. Yesterday she drove to a Top Secret Secure Location ( a hotel conference room ) where she was issued with her badge, a super secure smartphone, her lanyard and her service revolver. She's now an Agent of Her Majesty, and is ready to drive arounf rural Somerset helping old people fill out their forms.


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Mrs Squirt has answered the call and is now an official Census Officer. Yesterday she drove to a Top Secret Secure Location ( a hotel conference room ) where she was issued with her badge, a super secure smartphone, her lanyard and her service revolver. She's now an Agent of Her Majesty, and is ready to drive arounf rural Somerset helping old people fill out their forms.

Does she have a License to Kill threaten with fine?


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 Post subject: Re: Census
PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:43 
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Squirt wrote:
Mrs Squirt has answered the call and is now an official Census Officer. Yesterday she drove to a Top Secret Secure Location ( a hotel conference room ) where she was issued with her badge, a super secure smartphone, her lanyard and her service revolver. She's now an Agent of Her Majesty, and is ready to drive arounf rural Somerset helping old people fill out their forms.


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Kern wrote:
This will soon be a thing again!

What witty entry under "religion" will the Internet insist we enter this time round?

Except for viewers in Scotland.

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Kern wrote:
This will soon be a thing again!

What witty entry under "religion" will the Internet insist we enter this time round?

Except for viewers in Scotland.


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DavPaz wrote:
Squirt wrote:
Mrs Squirt has answered the call and is now an official Census Officer. Yesterday she drove to a Top Secret Secure Location ( a hotel conference room ) where she was issued with her badge, a super secure smartphone, her lanyard and her service revolver. She's now an Agent of Her Majesty, and is ready to drive arounf rural Somerset helping old people fill out their forms.

Does she have a License to Kill threaten with fine?


She can deploy any force she deems necessary, up to and including "Stern Words".


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Squirt wrote:
DavPaz wrote:
Squirt wrote:
Mrs Squirt has answered the call and is now an official Census Officer. Yesterday she drove to a Top Secret Secure Location ( a hotel conference room ) where she was issued with her badge, a super secure smartphone, her lanyard and her service revolver. She's now an Agent of Her Majesty, and is ready to drive arounf rural Somerset helping old people fill out their forms.

Does she have a License to Kill threaten with fine?


She can deploy any force she deems necessary, up to and including "Stern Words".

Blimey. Has she been trained for that?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2021 12:17 
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She's been given a very informative pamphlet, and she's read most of it!


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 Post subject: Re: Census
PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2021 9:43 
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Well, that was fun.
Enjoy making sense of it, future generations!


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 Post subject: Re: Census
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There was no non-binary gender option. I imagine a lot of people will be unhappy about that.

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