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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3050 on: December 27, 2018, 07:48:46 pm »
Holly sprigs in a wood-burning stove are good fun.
Never tell me the odds.

Pingu

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3051 on: December 27, 2018, 11:41:01 pm »
♭ is called b rotundum.

barakta

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3052 on: December 28, 2018, 12:16:05 am »
Samsung have a digital assistant (think Siri/Alexa) called Bixby... We had never heard of it, possibly cos it's only available for en-US devices, but may be in a fridge coming your way soon...

(Triggered by a friend trying to turn off the "okay google" feature on his new device)

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3053 on: December 28, 2018, 06:12:27 am »
The first thing everyone with a Galaxy S8 or later does is to turn off Bixby.  It sucks, and you have Google Assistant already.
Never tell me the odds.

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3054 on: December 29, 2018, 08:03:13 pm »
Pablo Casals and Lionel Tertis were born on the same day (29th December 1876).

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3055 on: December 29, 2018, 08:34:07 pm »
I found out today that the English civil war was caused because the king levied a port tax on the users of the ports, namely the new merchant class and this being the first tax levied directly on them the took umbridge. The merchants then enabled a ‘popular’ uprising funding Cromwell and his cronies.

How things have(n’t) changed.
Sorting my life out, one shed at a time.

hellymedic

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3056 on: December 29, 2018, 08:47:24 pm »
Chimney sweeps used to get a unique form of scrotal cancer  :hand:

That's Pott's!

hellymedic

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3057 on: December 29, 2018, 08:51:59 pm »
♭ is called b rotundum.

But it looks 'flatter' than a 'normal' b....

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3058 on: December 29, 2018, 09:03:14 pm »
♭ is called b rotundum.

But it looks 'flatter' than a 'normal' b....
i alwaysthought it looked sharper, which is a bit of a conundrum really.
Sorting my life out, one shed at a time.

Mr Larrington

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3059 on: December 29, 2018, 09:28:39 pm »
That two of Miss von Brandenburg's grandparents was due to be evacuated from Gdynia on board the MV Wilhem Gustloff but decided to walk instead.
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Mr Larrington

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3060 on: January 01, 2019, 11:17:21 pm »
My B-i-L has reached the age of 63 without ever having seen "Monty Python And The Holy Grail".

This omission has now been rectified.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3061 on: January 02, 2019, 12:07:06 am »
That two of Miss von Brandenburg's grandparents was due to be evacuated from Gdynia on board the MV Wilhem Gustloff but decided to walk instead.
A lucky decision. But... that's Prussia not Brandenburg! (and barely Prussia come to that)
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Kim

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3062 on: January 02, 2019, 12:18:07 am »
My B-i-L has reached the age of 63 without ever having seen "Monty Python And The Holy Grail".

Ni!
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3063 on: January 02, 2019, 09:26:07 am »
I'm not nearly that old though I've not seen an entire Monty Python anything (I've seen individual sketches, though I've never felt the urge to watch an entire movie).

I've also never listened to a Led Zepellin album (I can't manage a song).
!nataS pihsroW

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3064 on: January 02, 2019, 10:18:19 am »
I'm not nearly that old though I've not seen an entire Monty Python anything (I've seen individual sketches, though I've never felt the urge to watch an entire movie).

I've also never listened to a Led Zepellin album (I can't manage a song).

You could always start with The Immigrant Song. Actually, thinking about it, you may have done the graphics.

Mr Larrington

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3065 on: January 02, 2019, 10:27:48 am »
That two of Miss von Brandenburg's grandparents was due to be evacuated from Gdynia on board the MV Wilhem Gustloff but decided to walk instead.
A lucky decision. But... that's Prussia not Brandenburg! (and barely Prussia come to that)

It was the Reuter side of the family; the Brandenburg side were, IIRC, from Berlin or at least were there when the Formidable Red Army arrived.
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ElyDave

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3066 on: January 02, 2019, 12:35:20 pm »
I'm not nearly that old though I've not seen an entire Monty Python anything (I've seen individual sketches, though I've never felt the urge to watch an entire movie).

I've also never listened to a Led Zepellin album (I can't manage a song).

So you'd not fancy the 2CD live album currently in my car, with one song that's about 25 mins long, and an extended Stairway to Heaven?
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3067 on: January 02, 2019, 01:25:34 pm »
Given the state I was usually in when liatending to Led Zep I cant imagine driving to their dulcet tones, especially extended versions there off.
Sorting my life out, one shed at a time.

ian

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3068 on: January 02, 2019, 02:35:29 pm »
I'm not nearly that old though I've not seen an entire Monty Python anything (I've seen individual sketches, though I've never felt the urge to watch an entire movie).

I've also never listened to a Led Zepellin album (I can't manage a song).

So you'd not fancy the 2CD live album currently in my car, with one song that's about 25 mins long, and an extended Stairway to Heaven?

Honestly, I'd take the escalator and get it over with. Heaven, I figure, is pretty much like a department store bureau de change.

Long and dull dad-rock. I'm not having any of it. I'll stick to sneaking Disco Tits on in the Heathrow Dixons and then turning up the volume and running off.
!nataS pihsroW

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3069 on: January 02, 2019, 07:15:00 pm »
Courtesy of some browsing prompted by reading Karla's blog (recommended reading, BTW), that Google streetview put cameras on boats over in that there Japan

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3070 on: January 03, 2019, 08:53:39 am »
What a dolphin striker and a bob-stay is.
We are making a New World (Paul Nash, 1918)

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3071 on: January 03, 2019, 03:21:53 pm »
Long and dull dad-rock. I'm not having any of it. I'll stick to sneaking Disco Tits on in the Heathrow Dixons and then turning up the volume and running off.
Today I have learned about Ms Lo's oeuvre...

ian

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3072 on: January 03, 2019, 05:33:14 pm »
And her nipples.

But it is (probably was now) on the device playlist for the Beats speaker at the T5 Dixons Travel.

Don't tell them it was me though, I have an Apple Watch to collect when I next pass through...
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ElyDave

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3073 on: January 03, 2019, 06:08:26 pm »
I'm not nearly that old though I've not seen an entire Monty Python anything (I've seen individual sketches, though I've never felt the urge to watch an entire movie).

I've also never listened to a Led Zepellin album (I can't manage a song).

So you'd not fancy the 2CD live album currently in my car, with one song that's about 25 mins long, and an extended Stairway to Heaven?

Honestly, I'd take the escalator and get it over with. Heaven, I figure, is pretty much like a department store bureau de change.

Long and dull dad-rock. I'm not having any of it. I'll stick to sneaking Disco Tits on in the Heathrow Dixons and then turning up the volume and running off.

Long, some, dull, no, dad, yes.

It's noot the only thing in my car ATM though, the 6CD changer also holds some Chris Rea and some Moody Blues

Disco Tits, interesting
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3074 on: January 04, 2019, 04:20:41 pm »
Büsingen am Hochrhein https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B%C3%BCsingen_am_Hochrhein is an enclave of Germany entirely surrounded by Switzerland.