Author Topic: what I have learned today.  (Read 237417 times)

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #25 on: November 28, 2008, 03:52:05 pm »
I feel I ought to point out that, despite being the most vociferous Tyke on the board, and, despite being reasonably generous for a chap of my origin, I had no part in either of these instances of kind munificence in the pedal department.
Getting there...

Rig of Jarkness

  • An Englishman abroad
Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #26 on: November 28, 2008, 05:33:38 pm »
I've just learnt, from Wiki, that 'LOL' is internetspeak stands for 'Laughing Out Loud'.  Is this right ? It doesn't seem to fit with the way I've seen some folk using it.
Aero but not dynamic

gordon taylor

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #27 on: November 28, 2008, 06:48:43 pm »
I've learned that if I eat less for a week, I lose weight. I thought my gargantuan mass was all down to my "metabolism" until today.  ::-)

PaulF

  • "World's Scariest Barman"
  • It's only impossible if you stop to think about it
Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #28 on: November 30, 2008, 04:58:02 pm »
Four year old boys' ears are wired in such a way that they are physically unable to hear the words "Don't jump in the mud" ;D

Clare

  • Is home
Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #29 on: December 10, 2008, 04:59:25 pm »
In Japan there is no Mrs Christmas  :o.


Who looks after the elves and gets the fat bearded one out on his sleigh in time?


Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #30 on: December 10, 2008, 05:38:40 pm »
I have mainly been learning knitting and welding.

The two should not be confused.
Stropping rocks

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #31 on: December 10, 2008, 06:07:40 pm »
That bin men are arsehole drivers

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #32 on: December 10, 2008, 07:52:48 pm »
I have mainly been learning knitting and welding.

The two should not be confused.

Tho some framebuilders may have done so...
Getting there...

nicknack

  • Fledgling Swampy
Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #33 on: December 10, 2008, 11:34:23 pm »
That if you prepare a seminar on a subject you know quite a lot about you end up waffling for far too long while the rest of the class acquire a glazed look.
This old man came rolling home.

PaulF

  • "World's Scariest Barman"
  • It's only impossible if you stop to think about it
Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #34 on: January 13, 2009, 12:48:53 pm »
That the magnet in a crackberry case is 100% effective way of erasing credit card style hotel room keys.

Basil

  • Um....err......oh bugger!
  • Help me!
Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #35 on: November 15, 2009, 10:49:18 pm »
Gosh, for all of my life I thought that a Blue Moon was a second full moon in a calendar month.

Mr. Wowbagger's thread has taught me something today.

Edit:
Hmm, after re-reading article on Wikipedia I'm now totally confused.
There appear to be two definitions.  Seasonal and Calendar.

The more modern Calendar interpretation (two in any month) would now appear to be the one in accepted modern usage. 

Hmm, happy to go with the flow.
Quote from: Kim
And remember that friends who organise things on Facebook aren't proper friends anyway.

hellymedic

  • Just do it!
Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #36 on: November 16, 2009, 03:45:53 am »
Many facts about an erstwhile maths teacher, whose Memorial Service I attended today.

tonycollinet

  • No Longer a western province of Númenor
Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #37 on: November 16, 2009, 09:06:36 pm »
I've learned the difference between "buck" and "boost" (in the context of LED driver circuits).

I've also learned that joining candlepowerforums is a bad idea if you're into shiny, flashy things...

Oh yes  ;D. You want to avoid boost converters though if you can - they are much less efficient.

tonycollinet

  • No Longer a western province of Númenor
Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #38 on: November 16, 2009, 09:13:11 pm »
I learned today that if you put wet cycling shoes (and I mean really really sodden dripping as wet as conceivably wet as can be wet) in the air stream coming out of a dehumidifier, they are bone dry after about 8 hours.

tonycollinet

  • No Longer a western province of Númenor
Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #39 on: November 16, 2009, 09:16:15 pm »
I've also learned that if you give stuff away on freecycle, people think it is perfectly OK to arrange a time to collect - and then not bother to show. And not bother to phone or email to let me know. Twice. By two different people.
 >:(

I'm gonna take it to the tip - they can sod off.

Jonno

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #40 on: November 18, 2009, 02:48:42 pm »
Trust is everything in business! Tust me!

Jonno

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #41 on: November 18, 2009, 02:55:17 pm »
I've learned that if I eat less for a week, I lose weight. I thought my gargantuan mass was all down to my "metabolism" until today.  ::-)

You probably know that lossing weight is alot harder than putting it on.

I'm 'proof in the pudding' that the right diet and exercise helps.

jogler

  • mojo operandi
Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #42 on: November 18, 2009, 03:22:00 pm »
Trust is everything in business! Tust me!

£ in business is more than everthing,it's the only thing

JStone

  • E=112
Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #43 on: November 18, 2009, 04:58:05 pm »
Just because a job run over a VPN connection works when tested in the office does not guarantee that it will work on the same laptop when working from home the next day   >:(
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Wowbagger

  • Dez's butler
    • Musings of a Gentleman Cyclist
Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #44 on: January 31, 2010, 01:13:37 am »
I learned that Honoré de Balzac had a great deal in common with that other famous Frenchman, M. le Maire de Mortagne-au-Perche.
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Basses lower the tone.

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #45 on: January 31, 2010, 01:53:31 am »
Yakult has more sugar by volume than Coca Cola.
So that explains 1 or 2 of the grams I put on over Xmas, now to find out what caused the rest of the 2kg gain.

Mr Larrington

  • A bit ov a lyv wyr by slof standirds
  • Custard Wallah
    • Mr Larrington's Automatic Diary
Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #46 on: February 01, 2010, 02:53:44 pm »
Oi!  I'm not dead!
External Transparent Wall Inspection Operative & Mayor of Mortagne-au-Perche
Satisfying the Bloodlust of the Masses in Peacetime

hellymedic

  • Just do it!
Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #47 on: February 01, 2010, 03:11:05 pm »
Yakult has more sugar by volume than Coca Cola.

Tomato ketchup has more than either. The total sugar in a squidge of tomato ketchup is not that much though, a small pot of Yakult might contain 20g sugar but it's dead easy to drink 50g sugar in Coke (if you can stomach the stuff at all).

Regulator

  • Got a thing for rubber...
Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #48 on: February 01, 2010, 03:15:48 pm »
Oi!  I'm not dead!

Are you sure?

You could be an Audax Zombie (an increasingly common sight on the highways and byways of this sceptred isle).

Do you have the sudden urge to dismember people (either with or without a SHOVEL) and eat their BRANES?

Do you find yourself eating everything in sight?

Do you smell somewhat foetid, as though something had crawled into your shorts and died?

If so, you may in fact be an audax zombie...
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I completely agree with Reg.

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #49 on: February 01, 2010, 03:43:59 pm »
Just because a job run over a VPN connection works when tested in the office does not guarantee that it will work on the same laptop when working from home the next day   >:(

A trip with said laptop to a cafe/pub/coffee-shop with wireless network can help test that out. "It's work, honest boss!"

Having signed up for BT Fon (as I have BT Broadband) means I get free access to BT Openzone which has free wireless in loads of places (such as Cafe Nero) as well as the wireless networks of other residential users who have subscribed to BT Fon.
"Yes please" said Squirrel "biscuits are our favourite things."