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Basil

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what I have learned today.
« on: November 25, 2008, 09:44:11 pm »
I'm sure that even old buggers like me still learn on a daily basis.

There are things that you experience for the first time. (Yes, even at my age) There are experiences that occur that make you think.  There's stuff you read.  There's stuff you hear.  There's stuff you learn each day.

What did you learn today?
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Basil

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2008, 09:44:31 pm »
My first example is sports related.  (Sorry)

I read today that JPR Williams never, ever lost to England.  He won 12 times!

JPR Williams 12 – England 0

Gosh.  I remember from my youth that he was great, but I never knew he was that great.

What did you learn today?


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Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2008, 09:56:47 pm »
That you have to be careful when you're reticulating your silver pendant in your jewellery class or you can melt a hole right through it and have to do some careful adapting of the design to disguise the fact you just melted a fuckoff big hole through the pendant you've spent weeks working on.
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alan

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2008, 10:26:45 pm »
I re-learned an old lesson.
Where business is concerned,trust no-one.My faith in human nature has taken yet another hit >:(

toekneep

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2008, 07:01:28 am »
I re-learned an old lesson.
Where business is concerned,trust no-one.My faith in human nature has taken yet another hit >:(

You be Tom Price from Survivors and ICMFP  ;D

Sorry you got let down my friend, don't give up on all of us.

alan

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2008, 09:05:39 am »
don't give up on all of us.

No,I'll not do that.
This place & its inhabitants go a long way to restoring my faith in human nature.

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2008, 09:57:40 am »
I've learnt that the general addage about Estate Agents is true. Being a newcomer to the house selling/buying business I was prepared to give the benefit of the doubt a little. I mean, they do get a bad press, but they can't all be bad can they?

The addage has been proved correct. Bunch of (insert NWS expletive of choice)!

Wise old sage's no doubt many are, please carry on with your pitifull head shaking at my innocence.

ABlipInContinuity

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2008, 10:06:40 am »
I've just learned about the word 'reticulate'

Thanks Kirst

That you have to be careful when you're reticulating your silver pendant in your jewellery class or you can melt a hole right through it and have to do some careful adapting of the design to disguise the fact you just melted a fuckoff big hole through the pendant you've spent weeks working on.

David Martin

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2008, 11:32:19 am »
I've just heard the phrase déja-moo.

It is that inescapable feeling that you have heard this bull before..

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clarion

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2008, 11:36:56 am »
That could be very very useful.
Getting there...

Charlotte

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2008, 12:13:49 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...
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LE

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2008, 12:19:00 pm »
I've learned lots about log linear analysis and that Principal Components Analysis is just as much fun as Factor Analsis - Whoot Whoot to nonparametric data.

Basil

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2008, 01:11:18 pm »
I've just heard the phrase déja-moo.

It is that inescapable feeling that you have heard this bull before..

..d

Excellent.   :thumbsup:
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Mr Larrington

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2008, 01:47:25 pm »
I've learned that people talking about generating "a fifth-order polynomial from a set of some 5000 data points which look random but aren't" and "non-linear regression" might as well be speaking Aramaic.
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RichForrest

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2008, 01:54:57 pm »
I've just heard the phrase déja-moo.

It is that inescapable feeling that you have heard this bull before..

..d

Hasn't someone had that as a sig' on here for months?

David Martin

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #15 on: November 27, 2008, 02:13:32 pm »
I've just heard the phrase déja-moo.

It is that inescapable feeling that you have heard this bull before..

..d

Hasn't someone had that as a sig' on here for months?

I'm not sure if you are serious or joking..

or suffering an attack of deja-moo..

..d
"By creating we think. By living we learn" - Patrick Geddes

Robbo5

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #16 on: November 27, 2008, 03:04:38 pm »
I've learned that fine-grained oak barrels are more porous than coarse-grained oak barrels.

LE

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #17 on: November 27, 2008, 03:35:22 pm »
Leopard don't change their spots

LE

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #18 on: November 28, 2008, 11:51:32 am »
That accountants, financial advisors and CEO of Charities who pay themselves massive fat salaries and self promotoe off the back of the charity are the scum of the earth

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #19 on: November 28, 2008, 02:28:36 pm »
That the German phrase 'jemandem unter die Arme greifen'  (literally to grasp someone under the arms) means 'to help'.
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et avec John, excellent lecteur de road-book, on s'en est sortis sans erreur

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #20 on: November 28, 2008, 02:46:18 pm »
That it is nice to give your fee to a deserving charity.
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LE

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #21 on: November 28, 2008, 02:57:56 pm »
That above has made me smile. it is nice that there are giving people in the world :)

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #22 on: November 28, 2008, 03:08:37 pm »
That Yorkshire people are not as tight as the legend has it. ;) Someone sent me some pedals, FOC. Thank you, you know who you are.

Mr Larrington

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #23 on: November 28, 2008, 03:46:15 pm »
That Yorkshire people are not as tight as the legend has it. ;) Someone sent me some pedals, FOC. Thank you, you know who you are.

That's two people who have had pedals off Yorkshire types recently.  Must be catching ;D
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alan

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #24 on: November 28, 2008, 03:50:15 pm »
A whole pair of pedals out of Yorkshire :o
Who got the opposite hand thread pedal