Author Topic: A random thread for small things that don't really warrant a thread of their own  (Read 1597668 times)

Cudzoziemiec

  • Eating all the pies and drinking all the tea.
I've no idea what "edge-triggered flip-flop" is in English. Presumably nothing to do with footwear or even double-sided hubs.
Days become simply the spaces between dreams, spaces between the shifting floors of time...

I've no idea what "edge-triggered flip-flop" is in English. Presumably nothing to do with footwear or even double-sided hubs.
It sounds like some sort of bistable switching mech.
Sorting my life out, one shed at a time.

Kim

  • Timelord
It's a circuit you can think of as "one bit of computer memory".  Flip-flop because it flips between logic 0 and logic 1.  Edge-triggered because it only changes state as the input signal changes state (the rising or falling edge of the square wave - they come in both flavours).
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Cudzoziemiec

  • Eating all the pies and drinking all the tea.
It's a phrase just waiting to be reincarnated as angsty footwear for paranoid urbanites.
Days become simply the spaces between dreams, spaces between the shifting floors of time...

ElyDave

  • Royal and Ancient Polar Bear Society member 263583
I was wondering if they came in SPD flavour?
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Good news for Wow; EasyJet to close Southend base.
We are making a New World (Paul Nash, 1918)

ian

  • feat. Undead Jess & Finestre, Queen of Hell
Probably not such good news to everyone who won't have a job though.
Support the Great Surrey Bear Census 2020

TheLurker

  • Goes well with magnolia.
Never mind.  I'm sure with BoJo the Clown's pound shop version of the Roosevelt New Deal everybody who wants a job can have one.  Aye, right.
Τα πιο όμορφα ταξίδια γίνονται με τις δικές μας δυνάμεις - Φίλοι του Ποδήλατου

Vernon

  • zzzZZZzzz
Yes, but it just won't include benefits such as holiday, sick pay and, er, pay.  :-\

T42

  • Old fool in a hurry
I've no idea what "edge-triggered flip-flop" is in English. Presumably nothing to do with footwear or even double-sided hubs.

Reminds me of the time a colleague tripped on broken tile round a hotel swimming-pool and a bit went into the flip-flop, then well into his foot. Hobbling Harry, we called him for the rest of the week.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

My appointment with the dental hygienist on April 23rd was  cancelled a few day before the date.
No surprises there.
They rang today to inform me that they are open for business and would I like to make a new appointment.
Errr... Thanks, but not just yet. In a few weeks. Maybe.
It's good that it's not an emergency, and I don't feel bad as I'd paid them in advance.

hellymedic

  • Just do it!
My appointment with the dental hygienist on April 23rd was  cancelled a few day before the date.
No surprises there.
They rang today to inform me that they are open for business and would I like to make a new appointment.
Errr... Thanks, but not just yet. In a few weeks. Maybe.
It's good that it's not an emergency, and I don't feel bad as I'd paid them in advance.

I wonder when D's Dental Hyena will pester him for the same. He too paid upfront for an April appointment. She rang *just* before lockdown, trying to cram him in on the Saturday evening. Elective aerosol generating treatment? NO THANKS!

I'll just sit in this Mach 2 fighter and give the throttles a little blip to test the electronics, what could possibly go wrong?:

https://youtu.be/W4d7VKvG1z0

I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

I'll just sit in this Mach 2 fighter and give the throttles a little blip to test the electronics, what could possibly go wrong?:

https://youtu.be/W4d7VKvG1z0

Oops!  ;D

Pingu

  • Put away those fiery biscuits!
  • Mrs Pingu's domestique
    • the Igloo
Who claps for the last student?

A coronavirus novel.

Salvatore

  • Джон Спунър
    • Pics
Happy 72nd Birthday to Hazel in Stevenage.

My mother delivered her in Lewisham on the first day of the NHS.
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et avec John, excellent lecteur de road-book, on s'en est sortis sans erreur

Wowbagger

  • Dez's butler
    • Musings of a Gentleman Cyclist
It crossed my mind, in a way that it hasn't before: three of my siblings were born before the NHS was established.

Did my parents have to pay, I wonder, for my mother's 3 hospital births?
Eating's a serious business. Don't bollocks around wagging your tail.

ElyDave

  • Royal and Ancient Polar Bear Society member 263583
Your mother was born three times, impressive
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

hellymedic

  • Just do it!
It would appear that the North Circular A406 is under a foot of water at Brent Cross.

As there has been scant recent rain, I presume a pipe has popped.

citoyen

  • Occasionally rides a bike
It crossed my mind, in a way that it hasn't before: three of my siblings were born before the NHS was established.

Same happened yesterday while discussing this over lunch with my parents - they both realised they were born before the NHS was established, which they had never considered before.

My mum said that growing up, there was a culture in her poor, working class household of never seeing the doctor - presumably a hangover from the days when you had to pay for the privilege, even though they were precisely the kind of family the NHS was supposed to benefit.