Author Topic: what I have learned today.  (Read 360999 times)

T42

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4050 on: January 22, 2020, 02:43:22 pm »
What to corpse means. 19c, apparently.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4051 on: January 22, 2020, 09:39:11 pm »
What to corpse means. 19c, apparently.


How appropriate  :thumbsup:     I've just learned what a Taphonomist is.   https://twitter.com/Thomas_Clements/status/1219998244182339584?s=20


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



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T42

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4052 on: January 23, 2020, 09:20:51 am »
I bet they didn't laugh much.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

T42

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4053 on: January 27, 2020, 08:39:32 am »
The French name for puffball mushrooms - vesses de loup - means wolves' silent deadly farts.  I've known the name for >40 years but only now looked up the literal meaning.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Cudzoziemiec

  • Waking up now, put the kettle on!
Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4054 on: January 27, 2020, 10:01:16 am »
I do not ride a great big Mercian, gangster tanwalls, fixed cog in the back.

Guy

  • You can trust me - I work for the government
Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4055 on: January 28, 2020, 01:09:19 pm »
Antarctica isn't so much a gurt big island as the biggest island in an archipelago all joined up with ice.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-51097309
What duck?

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4056 on: February 04, 2020, 10:22:10 am »
That Kansas City is not in Kansas.  Or rather, that there are two Kansas Cities, the larger of which is not in Kansas.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4057 on: February 04, 2020, 10:23:47 am »
But which is the one that has the 'crazy little women'?
https://youtu.be/5yk2N9YELjs
I do not ride a great big Mercian, gangster tanwalls, fixed cog in the back.

T42

  • Tea tank
Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4058 on: February 04, 2020, 10:25:42 am »
To roll up my sleeves before planing the edge of a door in situ.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

JennyB

  • Old enough to know better
Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4059 on: February 04, 2020, 02:40:31 pm »
To roll up my sleeves before planing the edge of a door in situ.


If you roll up your sleeves inwards they stay rolled up. Works for trouser legs too.
Jennifer - walker of hills



Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4060 on: February 04, 2020, 02:47:59 pm »
That the Blue EU flag is actually the Council of Europe flag (Treaty of London 1949) of which the UK was a founding and continuing member. It was never formally adopted by the EU.
“There is no point in using the word 'impossible' to describe something that has clearly happened.”
― Douglas Adams

T42

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4061 on: February 04, 2020, 03:17:20 pm »
Ain't that a kick in the head?  Better not tell Boris.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4062 on: February 04, 2020, 04:39:11 pm »
Oh that's wonderful.
Get a bicycle. You will never regret it, if you live- Mark Twain

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4063 on: February 04, 2020, 07:43:58 pm »
That average speed cameras in the Netherlands work the way people often think they do in the UK (rather than the way they actually do work here).
Quote
THE POLICE IN THE NETHERLANDS USE SOME DIFFERENT METHODS TO

CONTROL THE SPEED OF CARS

Speed cameras: driving too fast past a speed
camera will result in a photograph and a fine.
The cameras are smart, taking a photo of the
passing car at two points along the road,
sometimes also in between. The average
speed between the points determine
whether a fine is produced or not.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/10iWb4SJPVt6irFsb-LcX1VocRBNnNRhI/view
I do not ride a great big Mercian, gangster tanwalls, fixed cog in the back.

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4064 on: February 04, 2020, 08:03:10 pm »
So how does the U.K. system differ?
We are making a New World (Paul Nash, 1918)

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4065 on: February 04, 2020, 08:53:49 pm »
AFAIUI the UK system doesn't take your speed at two points, it times you between two points.
I do not ride a great big Mercian, gangster tanwalls, fixed cog in the back.

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4066 on: February 04, 2020, 11:01:56 pm »
AFAIUI the UK system doesn't take your speed at two points, it times you between two points.

But that operation is implicit in the assertion that "The average speed between the points determine whether a fine is produced or not."

Well, unless you've got a means of calculating the average speed that doesn't involve dividing the distance between the points by the time taken.

(I bet the cameras record the instant speed as well though, even if it's not usable for prosecution.)

FifeingEejit

  • Not Small
Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4067 on: February 05, 2020, 12:14:07 am »
UK type approval for average speed cameras currently allows for
Between any 2 points where there is no change in speed limit

These rules make the set up of the A9 perth to Inverness cameras obvious.
Then only intermediate camera on a single carriageway section is at bruaf iirc. The rest are all at the nearest point to the stsrt of dual carriageway that a power supply could be made cheaply.
Also because there's no wiring linking them all together like on all the other schemes, the control computers have to go on site, and they only have a handful of pairs of them.

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4068 on: February 05, 2020, 08:34:26 am »
AFAIUI the UK system doesn't take your speed at two points, it times you between two points.

But that operation is implicit in the assertion that "The average speed between the points determine whether a fine is produced or not."

Well, unless you've got a means of calculating the average speed that doesn't involve dividing the distance between the points by the time taken.

(I bet the cameras record the instant speed as well though, even if it's not usable for prosecution.)
Agreed.  I thought Cudzo was going to illuminate me about a common misconception, but it turns out that he has misread the Dutch pamphlet.

T42

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4069 on: February 05, 2020, 04:00:58 pm »
That the first and third letters of 4a in this morning's Guardian's Quick Crossword were not F and E.

https://www.theguardian.com/crosswords/quick/15521
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

nicknack

  • Hornblower
Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4070 on: February 05, 2020, 05:31:03 pm »
That the first and third letters of 4a in this morning's Guardian's Quick Crossword were not F and E.

https://www.theguardian.com/crosswords/quick/15521
:sick:
 ;D
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4071 on: February 06, 2020, 01:05:03 pm »
AFAIUI the UK system doesn't take your speed at two points, it times you between two points.

But that operation is implicit in the assertion that "The average speed between the points determine whether a fine is produced or not."

Well, unless you've got a means of calculating the average speed that doesn't involve dividing the distance between the points by the time taken.

(I bet the cameras record the instant speed as well though, even if it's not usable for prosecution.)
Agreed.  I thought Cudzo was going to illuminate me about a common misconception, but it turns out that he has misread the Dutch pamphlet.
I have. Sorry.  :-[
I do not ride a great big Mercian, gangster tanwalls, fixed cog in the back.

fboab

  • It's a fecking serious business, riding a bike
Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4072 on: February 07, 2020, 01:21:09 pm »
Paul Daniels famous husband of the lovely Debbie McGee, was born in Middlesbrough.

(office game - name 5 good things to come out of Middlesbrough. Google aid was required)
TSS is not Total Sex Score, Chris!

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4073 on: February 07, 2020, 07:59:37 pm »
Paul Daniels famous husband of the lovely Debbie McGee, was born in Middlesbrough.

(office game - name 5 good things to come out of Middlesbrough. Google aid was required)

I can name two... My niece, Smoggy Jane, and Bob Mortimer, who is the only amusing person ever y
To come from Mbro.

Bugger! I've remembered two more; Paul Rogers of Free Nd the late, great, Ron Aspery of Back Door.

I'll give up now, while I'm behind.

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4074 on: February 07, 2020, 11:24:09 pm »
Jiberjaber OTP.

For my part - what I've learned today - what Flotsam and Jetsam are. Human pollution and whale crap. Great. It all sounded so enticing and mysterious as I was growing up on various family beach holidays. Now it just sounds miserable and nasty.