Author Topic: The Good News Thread  (Read 656523 times)

clarion

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #650 on: September 14, 2008, 09:17:16 pm »
Oh fabulous news! :D :thumbsup:
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Andrij

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #651 on: September 15, 2008, 07:01:30 am »
I've been stopped for speeding twice already, and let off with a slapped wrist both times  ;D

Diplomatic immunity, innit?   8)
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

alchemy

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #652 on: September 15, 2008, 08:38:29 am »
The wildflowers are out and Kings Park is chock a block with Kangaroo Paws, Grevilleas, Banksias, everything  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:  :D :D

Regulator

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #653 on: September 15, 2008, 08:40:45 am »
I've been stopped for speeding twice already, and let off with a slapped wrist both times  ;D


You explained to them that speed limits don't apply to bicycles?  Or were you astride an infernal combustion engined machine?
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alchemy

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #654 on: September 15, 2008, 08:47:35 am »
I've been stopped for speeding twice already, and let off with a slapped wrist both times  ;D
You explained to them that speed limits don't apply to bicycles?  Or were you astride an infernal combustion engined machine?

Surely if a bicycle is classed as traffic, just like cars etc, then they are subject to the same road rules (ie speed limits et al) as other road users. Aren't they??? Assuming, of course, that Mr L was on a bicycle

At least that's the case over here

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #655 on: September 15, 2008, 10:54:39 am »
You explained to them that speed limits don't apply to bicycles?

I believe they do in the US, although like most things there each and every state will have a slightly different take on it.
"Yes please" said Squirrel "biscuits are our favourite things."

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #656 on: September 15, 2008, 11:50:35 am »
My son (4) can ride his bike :thumbsup:

He was at the wobbly stage - crashing as soon as he realised that I'd let go. We took him to Battersea Park yesterday where he was due to meet a friend. As we were early I set of with him alone and he continued to make wobbly progress but as soon as his friend arrived he forgot that I wasn't there  :-\ and shot off over the horizon :D
Cool    8)
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #657 on: September 15, 2008, 05:19:40 pm »
My new flat is ace- warm, comfy, spacious, tasteful (I didn't do the decorating LOL).
I've been sat around in T-shirt and shorts thinking that it's hot and the heating hasn't even been on (kitchen electrics shorted out Friday night when upstairs washing machine flooded. I wasn't happy but everything seems to be working now).
Going back to old flat- cold, dark, tired decour- is a bit of a shock but I only need to get the rest of my stuff out.
Lovely, lovely.


Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #658 on: September 15, 2008, 11:51:33 pm »
Latest OU assignment in early! Two more to go (although I can forget one as it won't affect my final grade at all) and one more exam this year.
"Yes please" said Squirrel "biscuits are our favourite things."

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #659 on: September 16, 2008, 09:12:02 am »
Latest OU assignment in early! Two more to go (although I can forget one as it won't affect my final grade at all) and one more exam this year.

Got my last one in but had to deliver it by hand to meet the deadline. Missed the third but that shouldn't matter as it will get a substitution score. Just got to learn 800 lines of Virgil now before the exam in 2 weeks.  :-(
The old Legion hand told the recruit, "When things are bad, bleu, try not to make them worse, because it is very likely that they are bad enough already." -- Robert Ruark

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #660 on: September 16, 2008, 10:04:26 am »
Got my last one in but had to deliver it by hand to meet the deadline.

I've done that, only it was a 50km cycle from work to my tutor's house and 40km back. It's almost as if I left it until the last minute on purpose.
"Yes please" said Squirrel "biscuits are our favourite things."

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #661 on: September 16, 2008, 11:02:39 am »
Got my last one in but had to deliver it by hand to meet the deadline.

I've done that, only it was a 50km cycle from work to my tutor's house and 40km back. It's almost as if I left it until the last minute on purpose.

longa tibi exsilia et uastum maris aequor arandum

(For you there is long exile and the vast surface of the sea to be ploughed) - Aeneid 2:780
The old Legion hand told the recruit, "When things are bad, bleu, try not to make them worse, because it is very likely that they are bad enough already." -- Robert Ruark

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #662 on: September 16, 2008, 11:07:51 am »
Got my last one in but had to deliver it by hand to meet the deadline.

I've done that, only it was a 50km cycle from work to my tutor's house and 40km back. It's almost as if I left it until the last minute on purpose.

longa tibi exsilia et uastum maris aequor arandum

(For you there is long exile and the vast surface of the sea to be ploughed) - Aeneid 2:780


You're opening yourself up for a barrage of mathematical gobbledygook...

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #663 on: September 16, 2008, 11:10:32 am »
:)
"Yes please" said Squirrel "biscuits are our favourite things."

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #664 on: September 16, 2008, 11:49:13 am »

longa tibi exsilia et uastum maris aequor arandum

(For you there is long exile and the vast surface of the sea to be ploughed) - Aeneid 2:780


You're opening yourself up for a barrage of mathematical gobbledygook...

AXIOMATA SIVE LEGES MOTUS

Lex I: Corpus omne perseverare in statu suo quiescendi vel movendi uniformiter in directum, nisi quatenus a viribus impressis cogitur statum illum mutare.

Lex II: Mutationem motus proportionalem esse vi motrici impressae, et fieri secundum lineam rectam qua vis illa imprimitur.

Lex III: Actioni contrariam semper et aequalem esse reactionem: sive corporum duorum actiones in se mutuo semper esse aequales et in partes contrarias dirigi.

That kind of thing?
The old Legion hand told the recruit, "When things are bad, bleu, try not to make them worse, because it is very likely that they are bad enough already." -- Robert Ruark

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #665 on: September 16, 2008, 11:54:37 am »
Funnily enough my latest module has included stuff on latin squares.
"Yes please" said Squirrel "biscuits are our favourite things."

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #666 on: September 16, 2008, 07:44:47 pm »
My distributor didn't want to take me to dinner this evening so I got to go back to the hotel and have a sleep before listening to BBC radio (don't you just love the interweb) and finishing some "none urgent but must be done eventually" sort of work.
All in all, a great evening and they have lots of lovely Karl Fazer chocolate in the hotel lounge.
I have put lots in my bag  :thumbsup:
More good news- I'm not being picked up until 10.15 tomorrow morning (08.15 UK time) and the loud woman in the high heels has just left the lounge.
Must remember to get more chocolate before I go to bed.


Regulator

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #667 on: September 17, 2008, 09:19:38 am »
I've been stopped for speeding twice already, and let off with a slapped wrist both times  ;D
You explained to them that speed limits don't apply to bicycles?  Or were you astride an infernal combustion engined machine?

Surely if a bicycle is classed as traffic, just like cars etc, then they are subject to the same road rules (ie speed limits et al) as other road users. Aren't they??? Assuming, of course, that Mr L was on a bicycle

At least that's the case over here


In the UK, with the exception of Royal Parks and certain byelawed areas, speed limits only apply to motor vehicles.
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I completely agree with Reg.

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Regulator

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #668 on: September 17, 2008, 09:21:09 am »
My little sister and her other half (with the magnificent name Mervyn) have finally announced their engagement, much to my good, Catholic mother's delight, after several years of 'living in sin'.... :thumbsup:

I shall commence the search for a suitable titfer this afternoon!
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I completely agree with Reg.

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clarion

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #669 on: September 17, 2008, 10:57:13 am »
My Woodrup is back on the road! :D
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tiermat

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #670 on: September 19, 2008, 01:44:41 pm »
My trousers are falling down!

why is this good news? Well its good news because it means I've lost a coupla inches round my waist....

YAY!
I feel like Captain Kirk, on a brand new planet every day, a little like King Kong on top of the Empire State

clarion

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #671 on: September 19, 2008, 01:52:04 pm »
I'm sure that Mrs T thinks this is good news - on two counts ;)
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RichForrest

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #672 on: September 19, 2008, 01:54:02 pm »
I'm sure that Mrs T thinks this is good news - on two counts ;)

Always bringing up Thatcher, you can't help it can you!

 ;) ;D ;D

clarion

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #673 on: September 19, 2008, 01:55:11 pm »
OMG - you have put a horrid, horrid image in my head now.

And Tiermat will probably need years of therapy...
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tiermat

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #674 on: September 19, 2008, 01:55:31 pm »
I'm sure that Mrs T thinks this is good news - on two counts ;)

Always bringing up Thatcher, you can't help it can you!

 ;) ;D ;D

Ssssh don't let my wife here that, she'll kill me, then hunt down you two....

;D

Rest assured this Mrs T is much much much nicer that the Tory one
I feel like Captain Kirk, on a brand new planet every day, a little like King Kong on top of the Empire State