Author Topic: what I have learned today.  (Read 325826 times)

T42

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3700 on: September 09, 2019, 08:47:25 am »
1. There is such a thing as a spudger.

Yeah, anyone who's had the misfortune to attempt to repair modern consumer electronics (and particularly the products of the Mega-Global Fruit Corporation of Cupertino, USAnia) knows all about them.  Best operated in combination with misplaced optimism and harsh language.

If you're in the market of a spudger, the iSesamo ones are good.

Guitar picks make a decent substitute for popping devices open. Better than fingernails anyway.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

fuaran

  • rothair gasta
Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3701 on: September 12, 2019, 12:28:45 am »
Berlin is further north than London.
(useful facts learned from random Sporcle quizzes)

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3702 on: September 12, 2019, 12:36:50 am »
Berlin is further north than London.
(useful facts learned from random Sporcle quizzes)
Sounds reasonable. That Berlin is further north than London, I mean, not learning facts from Sporcle. Students in Poland often asked why Britain didn't have much snow when "you're so far north," to which I pointed out a) maritime effect b) southern England is same latitude as southern Poland and Warsaw is north of London. But mostly a, of course.
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T42

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3703 on: September 12, 2019, 03:20:18 pm »
Peel-dirty barcode labels can be removed with a hair dryer or heat gun on a low setting.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

ElyDave

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3704 on: September 13, 2019, 05:40:24 am »
1. There is such a thing as a spudger.

2. The reason our front garden wall appears to be subsiding. Who the hell puts a DPC in a garden wall? It has been slowly sliding off its footings since it was built.

There is also such a thing as a podger.
I have a 17mm, two-way ratcheting one.
It used to be very useful for undoing the nut on the eccentric rear axle on my Honda 650.
Mostly, scaffolders/riggers use podgers.

Also known as a carrot due to its shape
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

FifeingEejit

  • Not Small just Far Away at the back
Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3705 on: September 13, 2019, 09:09:28 am »
That the term “Jizz” means “the overall impression or appearance of a bird garnered from such features as shape, posture, flying style or other habitual movements....”. Furthermore “experienced birders can often make reliable identifications.... by using jizz”.
That the term Jizz can mean something completely different to what I know it to mean.

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T42

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3706 on: September 13, 2019, 01:14:29 pm »
Peel-dirty barcode labels can be removed with a hair dryer or heat gun on a low setting.

That once you've done this you still have to get the glue out of the wood.  It's oak, too - €€€ :(
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Mrs Pingu

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3707 on: September 13, 2019, 04:46:20 pm »
Peel-dirty barcode labels can be removed with a hair dryer or heat gun on a low setting.

That once you've done this you still have to get the glue out of the wood.  It's oak, too - €€€ :(
IPA?
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T42

  • Tea tank
Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3708 on: September 13, 2019, 05:16:17 pm »
India Pale Ale?
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3709 on: September 13, 2019, 05:31:34 pm »
India Pale Ale?

Isopropyl alcohol, aka rubbing alcohol/surgical spirit.
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Kim

  • Timelord
Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3710 on: September 13, 2019, 05:42:22 pm »
India Pale Ale?

Isopropyl alcohol, aka rubbing alcohol/surgical spirit.

AIUI surgical spirit's only IPA for leftpondians.  BRITISH surgical spirit is the standard meths mixture of ethanol and methanol, with methyl salicylate for grazed knee flashbacks instead of the bitter purple stuff.
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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3711 on: September 13, 2019, 09:53:31 pm »
India Pale Ale?

Isopropyl alcohol, aka rubbing alcohol/surgical spirit.

AIUI surgical spirit's only IPA for leftpondians.  BRITISH surgical spirit is the standard meths mixture of ethanol and methanol, with methyl salicylate for grazed knee flashbacks instead of the bitter purple stuff.
The purple stuff is only bitter to prevent one from ingesting it.
The bitterness works.
DNAHIKT.

T42

  • Tea tank
Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3712 on: September 14, 2019, 08:28:29 am »
Always thought the surgical spirit was "if in doubt, cut it out".
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3713 on: September 14, 2019, 08:34:53 am »
What a light pink/blue and white flag means  :thumbsup:

I was at both Worcester train stations on Thursday and noticed they were both decked out with the normal Pride flag. Not sure why but its nice to see. However, at Foregate Street I noted a pink/blue and white flag I'd not seen before so I have just looked it up. Have a thumbs up too!  :thumbsup:
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ElyDave

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3714 on: September 14, 2019, 10:50:13 am »
I think the point is, you're now supposed to tell us as well
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Kim

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3715 on: September 14, 2019, 11:28:29 am »
What a light pink/blue and white flag means  :thumbsup:

Tonight's homework:  Magenta/purple/blue flag.
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3716 on: September 14, 2019, 12:25:09 pm »
I think the point is, you're now supposed to tell us as well

Sorry, didn't think to do so.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transgender_flags

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T42

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3717 on: September 14, 2019, 04:28:03 pm »
Dartmouth Vexillology 101: "We tried to fly Nelson's Signal and all these lovely people turned up!"
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Tim Hall

  • I want to eat the fleeting shade of your lashes
Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3718 on: September 14, 2019, 05:27:47 pm »
What a light pink/blue and white flag means  :thumbsup:

Tonight's homework:  Magenta/purple/blue flag.
I'm going to guess it's a bisexuality indicator/pride flag.
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"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3719 on: September 14, 2019, 11:18:59 pm »
Multitools are pretty hopeless if one needs to adjust H & L limit screws on the FD...  mrsao needed a new FD gear cable mid ride, but had to continue without the big ring...
Destroying rainforest for economic gain is like burning a Renaissance painting to cook a meal.  EOW.

Giraffe

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3720 on: September 15, 2019, 09:33:18 am »
I think the point is, you're now supposed to tell us as well

Sorry, didn't think to do so.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transgender_flags
This seems apt for it:
"It was flown from the large public flagpole in San Francisco's Castro District ..." - although 'Castra' would be better.
MK has a fixed-site Pride Festival this weekend - I thought about going there and then realised that MK could be a bit crowded for some other reason.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3721 on: September 15, 2019, 09:55:59 am »
Talking of Pride, I was in Gloucester yesterday and saw the revellers of Gloucester Pride. It made me wonder, again, why different places hold <Place> Pride on different dates, and more so it reinforced my observation that Pride events are mostly an excuse for straight people to get pissed in public while wearing bright colours. Which isn't necessarily an entirely bad thing but can need some containment.
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Kim

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3722 on: September 15, 2019, 12:00:58 pm »
Talking of Pride, I was in Gloucester yesterday and saw the revellers of Gloucester Pride. It made me wonder, again, why different places hold <Place> Pride on different dates

So the dedicated QUILTBAGs, particularly those of regional or national organisations, can go to more than one of them.
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Basil

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3723 on: September 15, 2019, 12:12:39 pm »
Talking of flags, did anyone see the last night of the proms?  The American singer brought out a rainbow flag and waved it vigorously during her rendition of Rool Britannia.
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barakta

  • Bastard lovechild of Yomiko Readman and Johnny 5
Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3724 on: September 15, 2019, 12:20:43 pm »
The singer's dress/cloak was also in bi flag colours.

It's a shame it was during one of the ongoing bastions of colonialism which caused a lot of anti-same-sex laws in various parts of the world... So both 'yay' and what they call pinkwashing....