Author Topic: what I have learned today.  (Read 589939 times)

T42

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #5800 on: 09 January, 2022, 04:33:21 pm »
The film Soylent Green was set in 2022.
But they never got to Carcassonne.

ElyDave

  • Royal and Ancient Polar Bear Society member 263583
Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #5801 on: 10 January, 2022, 06:42:13 am »
Which also came up on R4 last week while I was picking my daughter up from the railway station
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

T42

  • Patron saint of the dry joint
Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #5802 on: 10 January, 2022, 08:50:21 am »
Good old R4. We could pick it up in Paris, but it's too far over the horizon from Alsace.  Funny thing is that I could pick it up on the car radio as far south as Périgueux, back in the 80's.  Maybe the Beeb have pulled in their 1500-metre horns since.
But they never got to Carcassonne.

Mr Larrington

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #5803 on: 12 January, 2022, 11:41:06 am »
Today I are learning that the roadrunner:
  • is a variety of cuckoo, and
  • does not go “meep meep”
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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #5804 on: 12 January, 2022, 12:19:01 pm »
Today I are learning that the roadrunner:
  • is a variety of cuckoo, and
  • does not go “meep meep”

O rly?

What's next - coyotes can't ride rocket-powered roller skates?   :P



 ;)
He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster.
And if you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss also gazes into you.

Kim

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #5805 on: 12 January, 2022, 01:43:53 pm »
Sounds like a question for the mid-Essex audaxers...

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #5806 on: 12 January, 2022, 02:01:45 pm »
Sounds like a question for the mid-Essex audaxers...

It's the trompe l'oeil tunnels and anvils dropping from a great height that you have to watch out for over there.
He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster.
And if you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss also gazes into you.

ElyDave

  • Royal and Ancient Polar Bear Society member 263583
Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #5807 on: 13 January, 2022, 08:02:26 am »
Today I are learning that the roadrunner:
  • is a variety of cuckoo, and
  • does not go “meep meep”

And is the state bird of Texas.

I lurned that whilst driving around the West Texas desert looking at oil wells for a week.
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #5808 on: 13 January, 2022, 10:48:28 am »
Isn't the state flag of Texas actually a review?


Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #5809 on: 16 January, 2022, 12:40:28 pm »
Courtesy of the Observer crossword, Eisenhower is in fact Isenhour  ::-)
We are making a New World (Paul Nash, 1918)

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #5810 on: 16 January, 2022, 06:08:31 pm »
From https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2022/jan/16/panic-as-kosovo-pulls-the-plug-on-its-energy-guzzling-bitcoin-miners
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The latest calculation from Cambridge University’s bitcoin electricity consumption index suggests that global bitcoin mining consumes 125.96 terawatt hours a year of electricity, putting its consumption above Norway (122.2 TWh), Argentina (121 TWh), the Netherlands (108.8 TWh) and the United Arab Emirates (113.20 TWh).

 :o