Author Topic: Arithmetic that makes you cringe  (Read 20622 times)

Wowbagger

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Re: Arithmetic that makes you cringe
« Reply #225 on: August 19, 2020, 12:57:32 pm »
Lake Superior is about 4 times the size of Wales, if that's any help.

- from “Things I Learned On My Holibobs”, 2016 Edition.

Ah, but Lake Superior is mostly flat, whereas Wales mostly isn't.

What's the ratio of Lake Superiors to Carefully Ironed Waleses?
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Re: Arithmetic that makes you cringe
« Reply #226 on: August 19, 2020, 01:02:50 pm »
A guess: still 4 (to one significant figure).

citoyen

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Re: Arithmetic that makes you cringe
« Reply #227 on: August 19, 2020, 02:10:17 pm »
The Register standards converter still exists

Just had a look at that. Very similar in functionality to the old website I was thinking of. I wonder if they bought it up...
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Re: Arithmetic that makes you cringe
« Reply #228 on: August 19, 2020, 02:27:25 pm »
Lake Superior is about 4 times the size of Wales, if that's any help.

- from “Things I Learned On My Holibobs”, 2016 Edition.

Ah, but Lake Superior is mostly flat, whereas Wales mostly isn't.

What's the ratio of Lake Superiors to Carefully Ironed Waleses?

Tell that to the crew of the Edmund Fitzgerald...

Giraffe

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Re: Arithmetic that makes you cringe
« Reply #229 on: August 20, 2020, 03:24:39 pm »
El Reg's newest unit is the Osman, as a measure for social distance.
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fuaran

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Re: Arithmetic that makes you cringe
« Reply #230 on: October 11, 2020, 01:13:01 pm »

Re: Arithmetic that makes you cringe
« Reply #231 on: October 11, 2020, 01:19:25 pm »
Draper !   One tip from my dad, "Never buy Draper tools."
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hellymedic

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Re: Arithmetic that makes you cringe
« Reply #232 on: October 11, 2020, 02:26:11 pm »
A surveyors tape, 30m / 165ft.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Draper-82753-Fibreglass-Surveyors-Tape-30M-165ft/352346443444

I think that's a genuine mistype/error, as a 50m/165ft tape appears in the mini ads above the main one.

Re: Arithmetic that makes you cringe
« Reply #233 on: October 11, 2020, 03:59:18 pm »
You can measure 165ft on a 50m tape  :demon:

Re: Arithmetic that makes you cringe
« Reply #234 on: October 11, 2020, 05:49:48 pm »
You can measure 165ft on a 50m tape  :demon:
Well a tape in two units will presumably finish each unit at a round number. 50 m is very close to 164 ft, so they've stopped the markings at 50 m on one side and 55 yards / 165 ft on the other.

I would be most amused to see a tape stop at 164 ft and 129/256 of an inch, just to annoy anyone using imperial units.
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Re: Arithmetic that makes you cringe
« Reply #235 on: October 16, 2020, 08:35:02 am »
News on the Today programme: "Wetherspoons profits have fallen by 130%" in the headlines, then repeated by the financial correspondent.

Wow. Just Wow.
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Re: Arithmetic that makes you cringe
« Reply #236 on: October 16, 2020, 09:21:30 am »
News on the Today programme: "Wetherspoons profits have fallen by 130%" in the headlines, then repeated by the financial correspondent.

Wow. Just Wow.

I have to say that cringing was not my reaction to that news.
Sic transit and all that..

Re: Arithmetic that makes you cringe
« Reply #237 on: October 16, 2020, 09:42:29 am »
News on the Today programme: "Wetherspoons profits have fallen by 130%" in the headlines, then repeated by the financial correspondent.

Wow. Just Wow.
Is that not just a smartarse way of saying they've had a loss that was 30% of the last period's profits.
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Re: Arithmetic that makes you cringe
« Reply #238 on: October 16, 2020, 09:51:38 am »
News on the Today programme: "Wetherspoons profits have fallen by 130%" in the headlines, then repeated by the financial correspondent.

Wow. Just Wow.

We need an “Arithmetic that makes me feel like dancing” thread :demon:
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Re: Arithmetic that makes you cringe
« Reply #239 on: November 15, 2020, 03:42:20 pm »
Not sure whether this belongs here or in The Last Trump:

"Do these scatter plots reveal fraudulent vote-switching in Michigan?"

https://youtu.be/aokNwKx7gM8
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Tim Hall

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Re: Arithmetic that makes you cringe
« Reply #240 on: November 17, 2020, 08:53:11 am »
Not sure whether this belongs here or in The Last Trump:

"Do these scatter plots reveal fraudulent vote-switching in Michigan?"

https://youtu.be/aokNwKx7gM8

Nice. Top book and Rubik's cube placement too.
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Re: Arithmetic that makes you cringe
« Reply #241 on: November 17, 2020, 08:54:26 am »
Not sure whether this belongs here or in The Last Trump:

"Do these scatter plots reveal fraudulent vote-switching in Michigan?"

https://youtu.be/aokNwKx7gM8

Nice. Top book and Rubik's cube placement too.
It works - just ordered a copy

Tim Hall

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Re: Arithmetic that makes you cringe
« Reply #242 on: November 17, 2020, 09:07:44 am »
Not sure whether this belongs here or in The Last Trump:

"Do these scatter plots reveal fraudulent vote-switching in Michigan?"

https://youtu.be/aokNwKx7gM8

Nice. Top book and Rubik's cube placement too.
It works - just ordered a copy
Heh. I've seen him on stage a couple of times as part of the Festival of the Spoken Nerd. Top spreadsheet fun and measuring Pi using a pie. Next challenge was to meausre the Planck constant using a plank.
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