Author Topic: what I have learned today.  (Read 342948 times)

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3800 on: October 10, 2019, 03:32:38 pm »
The internet said this, so it might not be true, however...

...car fuses that are red are always live, and those that are yellow are ignition switched. Allegedly.

I shall have to check.
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Feanor

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3801 on: October 10, 2019, 03:39:01 pm »
The colours are the current rating, AFAIK...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuse_(automotive)

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3802 on: October 10, 2019, 03:43:15 pm »
That's my understanding too.
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Kim

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3803 on: October 10, 2019, 03:44:49 pm »
That's a colour code in some manufacturer's *wiring*, thobut.


ETA: Colour-coding in automotive wiring is, frequently, a trap.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Tim Hall

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3804 on: October 10, 2019, 03:53:47 pm »
The internet said this, so it might not be true, however...

...car fuses that are red are always live, and those that are yellow are ignition switched. Allegedly.

I shall have to check.
I had a this year's model golf. To change the 12v accessory socket from ignition switched to always live I moved the yellow fuse from position A to position B. It stayed yellow.
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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3805 on: October 10, 2019, 07:56:31 pm »
How MPLS actually works. I kind of new in a hazy way form a using MPLS services from a service provider way but now I need to build an actual MPLS network as a corporate core to transport L3VPNs so needed to get it straight in my head exactly how the guts of the thing worked.  If anyones interested its all about the loopback IPs.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3806 on: October 10, 2019, 08:02:30 pm »
That's a colour code in some manufacturer's *wiring*, thobut.


ETA: Colour-coding in automotive wiring is, frequently, a trap.

Unless the car is Italian, when it's inevitably a trap.
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Kim

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3807 on: October 10, 2019, 10:23:01 pm »
That's a colour code in some manufacturer's *wiring*, thobut.


ETA: Colour-coding in automotive wiring is, frequently, a trap.

Unless the car is Italian, when it's inevitably a trap.

*recalls the Fiat Of The Apocalypse's wiggly-waggly fuel gauge that told you you were turning left, and the little green arrow that denoted going round a roundabout too quickly*

I'd agree with that assessment.

Can we add "stupid interchangeable card-edge-connectors" to that list of things that automotive wiring diagrams don't warn you about?
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

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« Reply #3808 on: October 11, 2019, 08:37:15 am »
Jeffing is a thing that can be discussed in mixed company. Apparently it’s a name used for interval training, eg run for 5 minutes, walk for 3 minutes, repeat. It is named for Jeff Galloway who apparently founded* the technique.

* I would have said formalised the technique. I used to tall it lamp posting, in that I’d run to the next lamppost then walk to the next one, but this was when I was a yoof.

look up fartlek training
fartlek is more than that. It is mixed pace, so jog, sprint, walk, jog for medium distance, run hard medium distance, sprint, jog, walk. Generally over mixed terrain.
Does for runners what riding yorkshire hills does for cyclists, alternately forcing you into anaerobic intensity, then recovering while in aerobic zone.

Yes, I know what fartlek is, just suggesting it to Beardy as a point of interest.  It can be a very useful tool.
And it’s something I’m very interested in having read about it. Once I get my fitness to a reasonable level again, I’m going to head off the paved roads and into the ‘wilderness’. This sort of mixed intensity running will be a natural fit for trail and wild running me thinks.
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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3809 on: October 11, 2019, 07:53:47 pm »
That the tallest rugby posts in the world are at Wednesbury RUFC at over 125 feet.
Seems a tad excessive.
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T42

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3810 on: October 17, 2019, 02:47:54 pm »
UK overseas pensions are paid via a US bank.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3811 on: October 17, 2019, 04:38:26 pm »
That pwll bach is Welsh for puddle.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3812 on: October 17, 2019, 04:49:58 pm »
And pwll is the source of the English place name Pill (I learnt that a few days ago).
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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3813 on: October 17, 2019, 05:52:51 pm »
Note to self: When in conversation with leftpondian colleagues, reconsidering the use of the phrase "fag packet" may lead to greater understanding and less hilarity.

TheLurker

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3814 on: October 17, 2019, 06:29:54 pm »
Note to self: When in conversation with leftpondian colleagues, reconsidering the use of the phrase "fag packet" may lead to greater understanding and less hilarity.
An aeromodelling forum - hosted in Canuckistan I believe, but it may be Transpondia - I frequent automatically translates "fag" to "cheerful guy" as I found out a few weeks ago when I used the phrase, "back of a fag packet" in a post.  Stupid or what?
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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3815 on: October 17, 2019, 07:34:13 pm »
Note to self: When in conversation with leftpondian colleagues, reconsidering the use of the phrase "fag packet" may lead to greater understanding and less hilarity.

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T42

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3816 on: October 28, 2019, 08:21:32 am »
Fruit flies are denser than tea.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

T42

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3817 on: October 30, 2019, 08:46:39 am »
The public omnibus was invented by Blaise Pascal (yes, that one) in 1662.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Tim Hall

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3818 on: November 01, 2019, 06:07:09 pm »
Grant Shapps is a cousin of Mick Jones, oc The Clash and Big Audio Dynamite fame.
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

T42

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3819 on: November 02, 2019, 09:04:56 am »
That waterproof jacket of mine isn't.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Tim Hall

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3820 on: November 02, 2019, 09:45:04 am »
That wateproof jacket of mine isn't.
Possible outcomes of this sentence:
A. You are lovely and dry due the marvellous waterproof properties of a jacket that belongs to someone else.
B. You are piss wet through as your jacket is as impermeable as a tea bag.

I'm going with B.
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

T42

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3821 on: November 02, 2019, 01:30:58 pm »
Not piss wet but not dry. It can't be more than 10 years old, either. I want a refund.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Kim

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3822 on: November 02, 2019, 01:33:17 pm »
To be fair, it can sometimes be tricky to work out whether you're sopping wet because your waterproof jacket doesn't work, or because it does.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

T42

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3823 on: November 02, 2019, 02:03:38 pm »
Well, it only got kinda cool after it rained.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3824 on: November 02, 2019, 04:12:03 pm »
I learned that there is no escaping destiny. Measure twice cut once? Pah.

I was making a door for the pallet shed under construction (I'll dig out a photo in a bit). I spent forever calculating the position and size of the diagonal brace, and its exact angle. Pythagoras came out of his box, Corel draw scale drawing in wire frame mode to validate the calculations. Cut the pieces with m millimetric precision, having taken account of the saw blade width.

Everything fitted together perfectly, and square ( possibly an issue with a pallet shed). Only, the top rail was 150 mm lower than it should have been.

Just can't win.