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Mr Larrington

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3200 on: February 10, 2019, 01:12:17 pm »
That in addition to releasing a bazillion albums under his own name, blues-rock Elvis Costello lookalike Joe Bonamassa has been part of a band yclept "Black Country Communion" with Glenn Hughes, Jason Bonham and Derek Someone.
External Transparent Wall Inspection Operative & Mayor of Mortagne-au-Perche
Satisfying the Bloodlust of the Masses in Peacetime

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3201 on: February 10, 2019, 01:29:33 pm »
That Space Oddity by David Bowie was written as a duet with one of his band mates at the time. The original demo tape is a duet with his band mate doing ground control.  By the time a producer took it on his band mate had left and was working in the north east.  So it became just Bowie.

Mrs Pingu

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3202 on: February 10, 2019, 01:35:14 pm »
That there are products similar to No More Nails called:
Sticks Like Sh*t
The Dogs B*ll*cks (their asterisks, not mine)
I Can't Believe It's Not Nails.
Do not clench. It only makes it worse.

T42

  • Gaulois réfractaire
Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3203 on: February 10, 2019, 03:08:09 pm »
Over here it's called Ni Clou Ni Vis.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3204 on: February 10, 2019, 05:05:01 pm »
That Alexa has what I will call “Mum mode” in that it responds to “Alexa, just be quiet”  :thumbsup:
We are making a New World (Paul Nash, 1918)

T42

  • Gaulois réfractaire
Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3205 on: February 10, 2019, 05:22:32 pm »
When blasting the dust out of a PC with compressed air:

a. open a window, or better yet two windows
b. under the desk where it lives is not the best place to do it
c. wear a dust mask; alternatively, do not breathe
d. taking the side off the casing takes 30 seconds. Putting it back takes 10 minutes and words of power.
e. it's amazing the strange positions the human body can assume in a tight space.
f. it's best to plug the power cable back in before extricating oneself from under the desk
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Clare

  • Is home
Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3206 on: February 10, 2019, 05:30:21 pm »
How difficult it is to find two deep red seed beads on the floor under my desk.


Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3207 on: February 10, 2019, 09:43:58 pm »
That suction cups don’t work in a vacuum.
Sorting my life out, one shed at a time.

Kim

  • 2nd in the world
Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3208 on: February 10, 2019, 11:33:43 pm »
When blasting the dust out of a PC with compressed air:

Take it outside.  Close the windows, apart from the minimum gap you can get away with for the power lead to the compressor.  Wear a dust mask and eye protection, and try not to inhale.  Open it up, blast the crud out of it, and wait a minute for the flying fluff to disperse before going back inside.
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3209 on: February 11, 2019, 02:31:13 am »
When blasting the dust out of a PC with compressed air:

Take it outside.  Close the windows, apart from the minimum gap you can get away with for the power lead to the compressor.  Wear a dust mask and eye protection, and try not to inhale.  Open it up, blast the crud out of it, and wait a minute for the flying fluff to disperse before going back inside.
with the power disconnected the whole OS will be shut down so there’s no need to close the windows. HTH

 ;D
Sorting my life out, one shed at a time.

T42

  • Gaulois réfractaire
Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3210 on: February 11, 2019, 09:01:44 am »
When blasting the dust out of a PC with compressed air:

Take it outside.  Close the windows, apart from the minimum gap you can get away with for the power lead to the compressor.  Wear a dust mask and eye protection, and try not to inhale.  Open it up, blast the crud out of it, and wait a minute for the flying fluff to disperse before going back inside.

What I usually do but it was raining and one of the fans was wheezing. Humming away happily now.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3211 on: February 11, 2019, 01:00:15 pm »
I just learned, right now, while navigating on this thread, by accident that I can scroll on the mousepad if I use two fingers at the same time!
L'enfer, c'est les autos.

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3212 on: February 11, 2019, 08:49:48 pm »
Campagnolo track nuts are £21 EACH and nothing else will fit.  You'd think someone else in the world would make a 10mm x 26tpi nut, but no.  Even the Germans only have FG 9,5 and FG 10,5 - not FG 10,0 (which would probably be the same).

If I ever have to buy new ones, I'm only using a 6-point spanner on them!
Never tell me the odds.

Cudzoziemiec

  • Solar powered, tea fuelled cycle-wol
Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3213 on: February 11, 2019, 08:58:17 pm »
Yeahbut they're handcrafted by free-range organic gobellinos of the Veneto out of single-origin artisanal tullium.
An ungovernable laughter, a joyous agitation which makes the summer stretching before you seem like an unrolling canvas on which you might draw those first rude pure strokes that are free. (Capote)

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3214 on: February 11, 2019, 09:06:09 pm »
Or stamped out of old supertanker steel in a crap foundry near Shanghai then marked up in price by 10,000%.
Never tell me the odds.

ElyDave

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3215 on: February 11, 2019, 11:38:44 pm »
After eleven years doing this job, a day trip to Aberdeen holds nothing more than fatigue. Still, it was nice to catch up with a few folk.
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3216 on: February 12, 2019, 06:49:31 am »
After eleven years doing this job, a day trip to Aberdeen holds nothing more than fatigue. Still, it was nice to catch up with a few folk.
My sister has just returned to Aberdeen after a 17 year stretch in the Middle East. I bet you can’t guess what industry her husband is in.  :)
Sorting my life out, one shed at a time.

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3217 on: February 12, 2019, 08:59:01 am »
Kebab shop proprietor!
Never tell me the odds.

Pingu

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3218 on: February 12, 2019, 09:41:55 am »
Rowie exports?

ElyDave

  • Royal and Ancient Polar Bear Society member 263583
Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3219 on: February 12, 2019, 10:35:22 am »
International flower arranging, now branching out into moss?
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Basil

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3220 on: February 12, 2019, 12:36:26 pm »
Officially a FIFA Equality chief, but actually employed by MI6? 
Quote from: Kim
And remember that friends who organise things on Facebook aren't proper friends anyway.

Cudzoziemiec

  • Solar powered, tea fuelled cycle-wol
Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3221 on: February 12, 2019, 02:08:56 pm »
That Exeter is well known enough to be used in a Polish headline with no explanation (none in the text either).
An ungovernable laughter, a joyous agitation which makes the summer stretching before you seem like an unrolling canvas on which you might draw those first rude pure strokes that are free. (Capote)

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3222 on: February 12, 2019, 09:27:41 pm »
That Exeter is well known enough to be used in a Polish headline with no explanation (none in the text either).
I bet those bloody Carlsberg car stickers have made it to Warsaw.
Never tell me the odds.

T42

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3223 on: February 13, 2019, 03:58:48 pm »
"Go west" predates Horace Greely's exhortation of pestiferous youth. It originally referred to travelling some distance west of Newgate, to Tyburn.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3224 on: February 15, 2019, 10:58:00 am »
That "Alexa" will respond to the name "Alexei" when it is used on the TV.
We are making a New World (Paul Nash, 1918)