Author Topic: [HAMR] MARSH GIBBON!!  (Read 35510 times)

Oaky

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Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
« Reply #75 on: February 10, 2015, 01:54:56 pm »
Double Marsh Gibbon manoeuvre today according to Twitter!  ;D :thumbsup:

They're definitely going to need a blue plaque somewhere in the village at the end of this year :)
You are in a maze of twisty flat droves, all alike.

85.4 miles from Marsh Gibbon

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Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
« Reply #76 on: February 10, 2015, 03:00:45 pm »

T42

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Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
« Reply #77 on: February 11, 2015, 07:21:58 am »
I dare eat all that may become a man.

But hold the oysters.

Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
« Reply #78 on: February 11, 2015, 07:27:00 am »

Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
« Reply #79 on: February 11, 2015, 09:54:58 am »
I'm disappointed with the poor research here. Googling of a Marsh Gibbon shows that it's nothing to do with primates, but it's a swan wearing a burglars mask in fetish/bondage gear


Kim

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Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
« Reply #80 on: February 11, 2015, 02:11:36 pm »
The bondage swan is a Buckinghamshire thing, not specific to Marsh Gibbon.
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Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
« Reply #81 on: February 11, 2015, 02:35:39 pm »
"The arms were granted in 1948. The motto, 'Vestigia nulla retrorsum', which means 'No retreat' or 'We never go backward', is derived from and is still the motto of the Earl of Buckinghamshire."


Kim

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Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
« Reply #82 on: February 11, 2015, 02:45:34 pm »
Makes sense.  Have you ever tried to make a swan go backwards?  It's not going to get any easier with all those chains...
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Wowbagger

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Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
« Reply #83 on: February 11, 2015, 05:27:57 pm »
He's there again. Just had swan pastie.
Basses lower the tone.

Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
« Reply #84 on: February 11, 2015, 06:22:12 pm »
Google Trends result for "Marsh Gibbon" is, frankly, a tiny bit disappointing. Just saying.


Kim

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Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
« Reply #85 on: February 11, 2015, 06:24:36 pm »
That's because thanks to Teethgrinder, Marsh Gibbon is now common household knowledge and nobody has to google for it.   :D
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Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
« Reply #86 on: February 12, 2015, 07:49:15 am »
Wait for their Summer Fete. Sat 20th June.

They won’t know what hit them.  ;)

Hope they have enough sausages.  ;D


PS. Hmm… The Buzzard or The Gibbon???

Mr Larrington

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Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
« Reply #87 on: February 12, 2015, 10:44:44 am »
I've just noticed that Ivan's trackery SCIENCE now includes a "Distance from Marsh Gibbon" line.  Can this be added to the Tarzan-o-Matic 2000 as welL ;D
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Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
« Reply #88 on: February 12, 2015, 01:05:57 pm »
I've just noticed that Ivan's trackery SCIENCE now includes a "Distance from Marsh Gibbon" line.  Can this be added to the Tarzan-o-Matic 2000 as welL ;D

Your wish is my command  :)
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Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
« Reply #89 on: February 12, 2015, 03:32:18 pm »
I've just noticed that Ivan's trackery SCIENCE now includes a "Distance from Marsh Gibbon" line.  Can this be added to the Tarzan-o-Matic 2000 as welL ;D

Your wish is my command  :)

Brill!  ;D

Oaky

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Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
« Reply #90 on: February 12, 2015, 05:17:37 pm »
Genius!
You are in a maze of twisty flat droves, all alike.

85.4 miles from Marsh Gibbon

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Mr Larrington

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Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
« Reply #91 on: February 12, 2015, 05:36:32 pm »
Truly Ivan is a Prince among Men :thumbsup:
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Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
« Reply #92 on: February 13, 2015, 08:45:35 am »
Is that 'as the crow flies' or 'as the gibbon swings'?

T42

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Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
« Reply #93 on: February 13, 2015, 08:55:56 am »
I've just noticed that Ivan's trackery SCIENCE now includes a "Distance from Marsh Gibbon" line.  Can this be added to the Tarzan-o-Matic 2000 as welL ;D

Your wish is my command  :)

 :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:
I dare eat all that may become a man.

But hold the oysters.

Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
« Reply #94 on: February 13, 2015, 10:49:21 am »
Is that 'as the crow flies' or 'as the gibbon swings'?

Neither, it's as the 'jet plane flies', ie great circle. Thinking of a swinging gibbon triggered some rather dark thoughts along the lines of 50 shades of gibbon.
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T42

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Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
« Reply #95 on: February 13, 2015, 10:53:13 am »
Cross-country crows fly along great circles.
I dare eat all that may become a man.

But hold the oysters.

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Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
« Reply #96 on: February 13, 2015, 11:57:58 am »
What would be a useful feature is sample Steve's distance away from Marsh Gibbon every 5 minutes or so
when the spot tracker is active. And average that for every day. And plot a graph with average distance away
from Marsh Gibbon on the y-axis and time of day on the x-axis. Interesting to see if that would turn
out as some type of bell curve. Probably would since most of the time Steve returns home for the night.
But could reveal interesting graphical representation of what direction he usually heads.

Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
« Reply #97 on: February 13, 2015, 12:25:49 pm »
Cross-country crows fly along great circles.

Really? I assumed they fly rhumb line routes using a constant bearing from celestial bodies / magnetism. Travelling along a great circle requires either stretching a string between your start and end points, a gnomic chart, some spherical trigonometry or vector maths.
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Mr Larrington

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Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
« Reply #98 on: February 13, 2015, 03:24:06 pm »
'ere, this 'ere forum appears no longer to be twinned with MARSH GIBBON!

What's that all about ???
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T42

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Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
« Reply #99 on: February 13, 2015, 03:37:22 pm »
Cross-country crows fly along great circles.

Really? I assumed they fly rhumb line routes using a constant bearing from celestial bodies / magnetism. Travelling along a great circle requires either stretching a string between your start and end points, a gnomic chart, some spherical trigonometry or vector maths.

Was thinking of line of sight rather than migration. Our don't seem to be migratory.
I dare eat all that may become a man.

But hold the oysters.