Author Topic: what I have learned today.  (Read 319203 times)

T42

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3625 on: July 20, 2019, 08:20:59 am »
Come to think of it, that pretty well applies to anywhere they don't speak English.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Cudzoziemiec

  • Solar powered, tea fuelled cycle-wol
Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3626 on: July 22, 2019, 04:17:00 pm »
That an SO24 is nothing at all to with an S24O.
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ElyDave

  • Royal and Ancient Polar Bear Society member 263583
Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3627 on: July 22, 2019, 06:41:23 pm »
is that related to H2SO4?
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3628 on: July 22, 2019, 06:54:18 pm »
I think that Cudzo's referring to Standing Order 24, under which emergency debates can be held in the House of Commons.

https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201516/cmstords/1154/body.htm#24

ETA - See the news regarding Sir Alan Duncan's resignation

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-49069880
https://twitter.com/bbclaurak/status/1153306900638916609
Hell is empty, and all of the devils are here.

ElyDave

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3629 on: July 22, 2019, 08:20:01 pm »
yes, saw that news, rats, sinking ships etc
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3630 on: July 22, 2019, 08:21:24 pm »
Yes, that. And S24O = sub 24 hour overnight, or microadventure, as I expect you know.
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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3631 on: July 22, 2019, 08:36:37 pm »
Well I do now. ;D
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ElyDave

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3632 on: July 22, 2019, 09:05:59 pm »
that makes 2 of us
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Tim Hall

  • I want to eat the fleeting shade of your lashes
Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3633 on: July 23, 2019, 02:56:22 pm »
Tottenham Court Road, a one way street running Northbound since roughly forever, is now a two way street. I learned this today by stepping from the kerb after having looked to the south, where I'd expect the mighty roar of London's traffic to come from. Fortunately I also had a peek in the other direction in case of errant Bloody Cyclists.
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

Kim

  • Timelord
Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3634 on: July 23, 2019, 03:08:54 pm »
I cycled along Tottenham Court Road recently, and was intrigued to discover that  a) prostitutes are still advertising in phone boxes  and  b) there are still phone boxes.  Presumably the boxes, and quite possibly the adverts within, have some sort of protected heritage status.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3635 on: July 23, 2019, 04:43:50 pm »
In rural areas these are usually swap boxes, where villagers swap unwanted books and bric a brac with each other. London, of course, has a more cash-oriented economy...
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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3636 on: July 23, 2019, 06:51:56 pm »
Not necessarily the red ones, but many public phones are being installed new, as a loophole in the law means that they can be used as advertising space without planning (allegedly)

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3637 on: July 23, 2019, 07:24:27 pm »
Not necessarily the red ones, but many public phones are being installed new, as a loophole in the law means that they can be used as advertising space without planning (allegedly)
I cycled along Tottenham Court Road recently, and was intrigued to discover that  a) prostitutes are still advertising in phone boxes  and  b) there are still phone boxes.  Presumably the boxes, and quite possibly the adverts within, have some sort of protected heritage status.
Yes, I do know that's not what you meant!

And I'm pretty sure some of the old-style multi-pane red boxes do have conservation status. Just the boxes, not the equipment. Nor the cards, though maybe if there were one with an 0171 number?
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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3638 on: July 23, 2019, 07:32:44 pm »
One of my mates hasa phone box (at least one, maybe two or three), that are on rheir original sites.

He usses them for community art intsallations.

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3639 on: July 23, 2019, 07:37:43 pm »
That  people who live wher I live are called Calis, aftuer our address, which is Tai California.

There are eight of us...

It's better* than being a Cardi, or a Cofi, or a Hwntw.there are thousands of them!

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3640 on: July 24, 2019, 02:38:46 pm »
I learned today that skiving home at midday, on a day such as today, means that your cycling clothes have not had time to dry.

[ed: ewwwww]

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3641 on: July 24, 2019, 02:47:34 pm »
I learned today that skiving home at midday, on a day such as today, means that your cycling clothes have not had time to dry.

[ed: ewwwww]
Not really an issue Ona day like today because 26½ seconds into your ride they’ll be saturated in any case.
Sorting my life out, one shed at a time.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3642 on: July 24, 2019, 03:42:17 pm »
That the English equivalent of the French term GAFA is FAANG. Roughly speaking.
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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3643 on: July 24, 2019, 03:55:46 pm »
That ironing on a day like today is counter productive. If I drip any more I’m going to have to wash the clothes again. I’ll try again this evening.
Sorting my life out, one shed at a time.

hellymedic

  • Just do it!
Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3644 on: July 24, 2019, 06:38:24 pm »
What is this 'ironing' of which you post?

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3645 on: July 24, 2019, 06:42:15 pm »
One of the good things about living in India was the ironing men (and women) on every other corner. Your clothes ironed and folded for 3 rupees a garment by a Telugite (usually, for some reason) with a massive cast iron contraption filled with hot charcoal.
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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3646 on: July 24, 2019, 08:29:07 pm »
What is this 'ironing' of which you post?
Dr Beardy (Mrs) likes her frocks and blouses crease free for work. Normally this is a task that she undertakes herself, but she’s been very busy at work recently and the ironing has built up. As the kept man, I’ve had to step up to the plate as it were.
Sorting my life out, one shed at a time.

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3647 on: July 28, 2019, 07:20:11 pm »
Don’t leave tools at your semi senile parents house, unless you want to turn the place upside down trying to find where they’ve been tidied away.
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Kim

  • Timelord
Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3648 on: July 28, 2019, 07:31:43 pm »
Don’t leave tools at your semi senile parents house, unless you want to turn the place upside down trying to find where they’ve been tidied away.

Better than attempts at using them, I suppose...
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3649 on: July 28, 2019, 08:34:27 pm »
That there is such a thing as the Hornet mimicking Hoverfly.
We are making a New World (Paul Nash, 1918)