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robgul

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4275 on: May 13, 2020, 09:37:48 pm »
That there is a real place called Skygate. Unfortunately, instead of being a portal into another dimension, it's an East Midlands warehouse for a group of tat-driven debt-mongers.
https://www.business-live.co.uk/retail-consumer/take-exclusive-look-inside-shop-17063309
https://theverygroup.jobs/locations/distribution-centres

Those places are pretty impressive - about 10 years ago I had a tour of a massive M&S logistics warehouse near Nottingham (I think it was managed by DHL) - the amount of automation was stunning with clother orders picked from loads of stock all on hangers and fed around the place and into the packaging line with very little human intervention.   

I suppose nowadays Gregg Wallace would have been saying "Cor, mate, that's the biggest thing I've ever seen" as he seems to have done on all of his factory shows.

Rob

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4276 on: May 15, 2020, 08:38:14 pm »
That “tentacle porn” is a thing.
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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4277 on: May 15, 2020, 09:18:31 pm »
We once inadvertently wandered into a Hentai gathering. There were tentacles. So many tentacles. An octopus would have felt inadequate. And if you didn't have your own, you could buy them. I generally never felt undertentacled until that point.

It was the sort of day that started with attending a mass dog wedding and ended with an Octoberfest. That would have less odd if it weren't May.
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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4278 on: May 15, 2020, 09:49:31 pm »
That “tentacle porn” is a thing.

Hence the best "This article is about..." line on Wikipedia:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tendril_perversion
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4279 on: May 15, 2020, 10:20:44 pm »
That “tentacle porn” is a thing.

Hence the best "This article is about..." line on Wikipedia:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tendril_perversion
The Tendril Tendency? Or maybe Tentacles with Testicles (should that be Testicles with Tentacles?)
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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4280 on: May 16, 2020, 11:24:13 am »
that a second cousin of my father was a mistress (albeit one of many) of the Prince of Wales (the one who became Edward VIII).




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Mr Larrington

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4281 on: May 16, 2020, 12:53:00 pm »
That “tentacle porn” is a thing.

Hence the best "This article is about..." line on Wikipedia:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tendril_perversion

Needs a link saying "For creepy oddballs sexually attracted to squid, see...", though.
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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4282 on: May 16, 2020, 03:11:19 pm »
Oedipus has a bad rap, and that seems down to Freud. He didn't mean to shag his mum, he was adopted and thought his adopted parents were his real parents, and killing his dad was just a random act of road rage. He hooked up with his mum as a kind of prize for solving the riddle of the sphinx. For years I thought Oedipus killed his dad to get to his mum, but the 2 events had no relation to each other.

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4283 on: May 16, 2020, 06:01:09 pm »
Do not clench. It only makes it worse.

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4284 on: May 19, 2020, 06:03:30 am »
That there is a BBC News service in Pidgin https://www.bbc.com/pidgin

Mr Larrington

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4285 on: May 20, 2020, 01:04:18 pm »
That the track Sonho Dourado, on the OST album of the 2004 fillum "Friday Night Lights", is not by Explosions In The Sky at all, but rather by Daniel Lanois.  And also that it's deeply earworm-y.
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T42

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4286 on: May 21, 2020, 10:32:38 am »
You know the wee card US prezzes carry around, the one with a bunch of codes on that identify them for nuclear Armageddon purposes?  Bill Clinton lost his, and Jimmy Carter's supposedly went to the cleaners in a suit pocket.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Morat

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4287 on: May 22, 2020, 10:46:02 pm »
That you can't paste high ASCII into certain makes of firewall login - which is especially annoying if you've already set such a password through the GUI.
Silly me.
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TheLurker

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4288 on: May 23, 2020, 08:15:47 am »
You know the wee card US prezzes carry around, the one with a bunch of codes on that identify them for nuclear Armageddon purposes?  Bill Clinton lost his, and Jimmy Carter's supposedly went to the cleaners in a suit pocket.
Doesn't surprise me in the least.  Question is; do the older presidents get large print versions? :)
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T42

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4289 on: May 23, 2020, 08:39:43 am »
You know the wee card US prezzes carry around, the one with a bunch of codes on that identify them for nuclear Armageddon purposes?  Bill Clinton lost his, and Jimmy Carter's supposedly went to the cleaners in a suit pocket.
Doesn't surprise me in the least.  Question is; do the older presidents get large print versions? :)

A flunky with a Teleprompt and a supply of Depends.
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robgul

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4290 on: May 24, 2020, 07:08:54 am »
Having read Jerome K Jerome's Three Men in a Boat and his Three Men on the Bummel* I finally found out what "Bummel" means (having searched in the past) - it's a derivaton of a German word that means "strolling"

* less well-known of the works, it has some hilarious passages about cycling and in particular saddles during a tour of the Black Forest.

Rob


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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4291 on: May 24, 2020, 08:20:16 am »
Also the origin of the US word bum for a tramp.
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Mr Larrington

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4292 on: May 24, 2020, 11:08:04 am »
That the record label run by space fanboi and Amplifier frontman Sel Balamir is called "Rockosmos" as a play on words involving Russian space agencies.
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