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Rig of Jarkness

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #50 on: February 02, 2010, 07:25:38 am »
That USAF/RAF pilots are now flying bombing missions in Afghanistan/Pakistan without leaving the safety of their 'office'...BBC News - How unmanned drones are changing modern warfare
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Mr Larrington

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #51 on: February 02, 2010, 03:33:28 pm »
Oi!  I'm not dead!

Are you sure?

Actually, I went for a blood pressure check yesterday and it seems that I very probably am.  If I suddenly turn into a heap of steaming offal, it's just my cardio-vascular system going into meltdown...
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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #52 on: February 02, 2010, 03:43:58 pm »
On the grounds that a cardio-vascular system is probably easier to fix than an immune system, wanna swap? You know what they say: a change is as good as a rest. You'll get an interesting new set of symptoms, but at least you won't have to worry about high blood pressure.
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Salvatore

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #53 on: November 09, 2010, 10:36:14 am »
That Beeswing in Dumfriesshire is named after a racehorse.
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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #54 on: November 09, 2010, 10:43:30 am »
That Beeswing in Dumfriesshire is named after a racehorse.

And the racehorse is named after?

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #55 on: November 09, 2010, 01:42:56 pm »
That's what he's going to learn tomorrow.  You can overdo it you know.

tiermat

  • According to Jane, I'm a Unisex SpaceAdmin
Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #56 on: November 10, 2010, 12:45:14 pm »
STONITH means Shoot The Other Node In The Head.....

Does what it says on the tin, really :)
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CAMRAMan

  • Formerly A Warwickshire Lad
Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #57 on: November 10, 2010, 01:45:40 pm »
I learned that Merrydown Vintage Cider, a staple of my youth, is now being sold in 750ml bottles instead of one litre bottles. No doubt this is justified by way of either making it the same size as wine bottles, or to satisfy, ostensibly, the nanny state. Did this reduction in size accompany a reduction in price? Did it bollocks.
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Wombat

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #58 on: November 11, 2010, 08:04:39 am »
That our executive director is a bigger knob than I thought... yesterday I got a very formal letter, on two sheets of fancy paper, in an envelope marked confidential, to tell me that things were worse here than expected, and there could be more redundancies than originally expected.   Very nice of you to tell me this, but I'm already being made redundant, you brainless twat!   What friggin' difference is it going to make to me?
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Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #59 on: May 09, 2011, 06:39:06 pm »
Devout Muslims must have their toilets facing away from Mecca.

When you're doing a bathroom adaptation which involves repositioning the toilet and access to the soil stack is limited, this requirement can make it quite complicated.
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Kim

  • 2nd in the world
Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #60 on: May 09, 2011, 06:43:53 pm »
That's a euphemism for Saniflo, isn't it?   :hand:
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Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #61 on: May 09, 2011, 06:47:07 pm »
I'm very much hoping not.
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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #62 on: May 09, 2011, 06:48:10 pm »
Devout Muslims must have their toilets facing away from Mecca.

When you're doing a bathroom adaptation which involves repositioning the toilet and access to the soil stack is limited, this requirement can make it quite complicated.

It caused all kinds of problems in the toilets on a long haul Royal Brunei flight to Australia I was once on too! They kept pausing the movie to show a map of the plane with an arrow to show which direction Mecca was in too  :o

(it was for other reasons also probably the worst flight of my life because there was no alcohol on the plane, even the wine we pinched from firsdt class was alcohol free  :sick: )

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #63 on: May 09, 2011, 08:19:08 pm »
Who Lise Meitner and Emmy Noether were.

 http://xkcd.com/  who says cartoons are not educational ?

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Pedaldog

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #64 on: May 09, 2011, 08:39:01 pm »
Devout Muslims must have their toilets facing away from Mecca.

Doesn't that mean that they're pointing their Arses towards Mecca?
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Mr Larrington

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #65 on: May 10, 2011, 11:04:20 am »
(it was for other reasons also probably the worst flight of my life because there was no alcohol on the plane, even the wine we pinched from firsdt class was alcohol free  :sick: )

Dr Larrington once flew from Tokyo to London on PIA, via Beijing and Karachi.  She and her friend solved the problem of no boozahol with a couple of two litre bottles1 of tonic water, only one of which contained that described by the label :thumbsup:

1 - This was about 1980, when no-one was trying to blow up aeroplanes with Lucozade Sport.
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Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #66 on: May 10, 2011, 09:28:57 pm »
How to do very basic and a bit blotchy cobalt blue enamel on silver.  :D
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Kim

  • 2nd in the world
Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #67 on: May 11, 2011, 02:07:49 pm »
That rhubarb isn't green.
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Andrij

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #68 on: May 23, 2011, 12:30:28 pm »
Courtesy of the Today programme, I learned there's no one as Irish as Barack O'Bama!
 
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

tiermat

  • According to Jane, I'm a Unisex SpaceAdmin
Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #69 on: October 03, 2011, 01:40:39 pm »
You can't use Centrelock rotors instead of 6 bolt ones when using Avid BB7 roads, as the caliper catches the rotor arms :(  An expensive mistake that, thinkl I will take it back and see if I can get a refund.
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clarion

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #70 on: October 03, 2011, 02:27:24 pm »
Oh bugger.
Getting there...

Rig of Jarkness

  • An Englishman abroad
Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #71 on: November 09, 2011, 06:58:52 am »
The poppies sold in Scotland are different to the one sold in E&W.  The Scottish poppies have 4 petals and no leaf. 
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PaulF

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #72 on: November 09, 2011, 07:38:24 am »
And Canadian poppies don't have a stem!

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #73 on: November 09, 2011, 07:57:57 pm »
The poppies sold in Scotland are different to the one sold in E&W.  The Scottish poppies have 4 petals and no leaf.

Makes it easier for schoolkids to make poppy darts. Well, it did back when I were a lad, when the stems were metal! Not very respectful, granted, but at least they received more donations than they would have done otherwise.

Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #74 on: November 09, 2011, 08:03:33 pm »
I learned that the joists in a building don't necessarily all run the same way, not even in the same room, and how to get a reasonable estimate of the gradient of an external path by looking at the bellcast.
My feminist marxist dialectic brings all the boys to the yard.