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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4700 on: September 14, 2020, 09:21:39 pm »
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Cudzoziemiec

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T42

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4702 on: September 15, 2020, 08:28:58 am »
"Oh goody, let's have lots." - Connie Sachs
I hope, when I go to my grave after a few years of dribbling and worse, I shall still remember this milestone in the evolution of the televisual experience in the English-speaking world.  I thought the original series was simply life-changing, and the remake almost as good. I thank you T42 for reminding me.  I thank you JLeC for changing my world.  I thank you George Smiley, Control and the rest.  Simply stunning.

Ranks up there with the attack ships on the shoulder of Orion.

We aim too, please. ;D
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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4703 on: September 16, 2020, 10:53:56 am »
That the KEF Coda III speakers I bought are much bigger than they looked in the pictures on eBay. I really should have looked up the dimensions ....
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Mr Larrington

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4704 on: September 16, 2020, 06:23:43 pm »
Pope Francis used to be a bouncer in a Buenos Aires nightclub.
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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4705 on: September 18, 2020, 09:51:28 am »
In Scotland they have 421 words for "snow".

cygnet

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4706 on: September 20, 2020, 06:54:08 am »
That Fenix (the lamp manufacturer) is pronounced Phoenix, and not Fen-ix
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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4707 on: September 20, 2020, 07:11:16 am »
Pope Francis used to be a bouncer in a Buenos Aires nightclub.
Also..... He only has one lung.

Basil

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4708 on: September 20, 2020, 09:08:01 am »
That Butlins still exists.
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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4709 on: September 20, 2020, 02:40:11 pm »
That the second largest single use plastic waste culprit is car tyre erosion. Half a million tonnes in Europe alone.  Clever gismo invented by Students to stop this and recover the waste for recycling.
https://www.euronews.com/living/2020/09/20/student-s-invention-to-stop-microplastic-pollution-wins-dyson-award
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T42

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4710 on: September 20, 2020, 03:28:06 pm »
The river that flows through Paris and continues to Le Havre should really be called the Yonne.  At Montéreau-Fault-Yonne, where the Seine and Yonne meet, the flow of the Yonne is greater than that of the Seine, which is therefore a tributary and should end there.

I've been through Montéreau-Fault-Yonne three times & been rained on every time.  Miserable hole.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Mr Larrington

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4711 on: September 20, 2020, 03:53:48 pm »
The river that flows through Paris and continues to Le Havre should really be called the Yonne.  At Montéreau-Fault-Yonne, where the Seine and Yonne meet, the flow of the Yonne is greater than that of the Seine, which is therefore a tributary and should end there.

I've been through Montéreau-Fault-Yonne three times & been rained on every time.  Miserable hole.

Similar thing with the Mighty Mississippi.  The Ohio River has the greater flow at Cairo* IL, which is also a miserable hole, at least according to Illinois native Pokey LaFarge.

Also, the Fairly Mighty Missouri is longer above its confluence with the Mississippi.

* pronounced “Kay-ro”
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T42

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4712 on: September 20, 2020, 04:05:57 pm »
The whole North & South thing, that.
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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4713 on: September 20, 2020, 04:15:09 pm »
That the second largest single use plastic waste culprit is car tyres. Half a million tonnes in Europe alone.  Clever gismo invented by Students to stop this and recover the waste for recycling.
https://www.euronews.com/living/2020/09/20/student-s-invention-to-stop-microplastic-pollution-wins-dyson-award

Interesting concept, and definitely a problem that needs solving. What about roads with mud, snow, gravel and other debris on them? Unpaved roads with massive holes in them? I could definitely see this being applied first to large vehicles that stay on paved roads, and spreading from there.

Basil

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4714 on: September 20, 2020, 04:54:14 pm »
The river that flows through Paris and continues to Le Havre should really be called the Yonne.  At Montéreau-Fault-Yonne, where the Seine and Yonne meet, the flow of the Yonne is greater than that of the Seine, which is therefore a tributary and should end there.

I've been through Montéreau-Fault-Yonne three times & been rained on every time.  Miserable hole.

Yeahbut.  That would ruin the "In Seine" joke.
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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4715 on: September 20, 2020, 05:09:20 pm »
The river that flows through Paris and continues to Le Havre should really be called the Yonne.  At Montéreau-Fault-Yonne, where the Seine and Yonne meet, the flow of the Yonne is greater than that of the Seine, which is therefore a tributary and should end there.

I've been through Montéreau-Fault-Yonne three times & been rained on every time.  Miserable hole.

Yeahbut.  That would ruin the "In Seine" joke.

If you pronounce it properly it's already buggered.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4716 on: September 20, 2020, 05:09:57 pm »
Today will be the first time the Tour de France has been won on a Colnago that is visibly a Colnago -- their only other wins were when rebranded as some other make.

Basil

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4717 on: September 20, 2020, 07:20:28 pm »
The river that flows through Paris and continues to Le Havre should really be called the Yonne.  At Montéreau-Fault-Yonne, where the Seine and Yonne meet, the flow of the Yonne is greater than that of the Seine, which is therefore a tributary and should end there.

I've been through Montéreau-Fault-Yonne three times & been rained on every time.  Miserable hole.

Yeahbut.  That would ruin the "In Seine" joke.

If you pronounce it properly it's already buggered.

But we're Brittons.  We don't let silly foreign stuff like correct pronunciation worry us.
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quixoticgeek

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4718 on: September 20, 2020, 09:40:05 pm »
The whole North & South thing, that.

Cartographers for social equality would agree...

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