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Message 322 of 653 (705433)
08-27-2013 3:14 AM


It looks very gastropodish

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Message 415 of 653 (794782)
11-25-2016 12:11 PM
Reply to: Message 414 by Dr Adequate
11-25-2016 11:55 AM


Re: Nuts And Bolts
Obvious answer is to hunt around everything you own for a nut that might fit, then take it to the store.
They tend to be standard thread sizes for the diameter of the bolt - particularly in the US where you don't have the metric/imperial problem (unless it's a European model...). So a crude method would be to push a lump of bluetack onto the bolt, then find a bolt that just fits the hole at the store. It'll be crude try it and see stuff. Luckily nuts don't cost anything so you can buy a couple of sizes. Don't forget the washers.

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Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
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Message 464 of 653 (813180)
06-24-2017 6:20 AM
Reply to: Message 463 by Faith
06-24-2017 6:07 AM


Re: Mysterious forum stats
They're not people, they're bots and they come and go depending on how often a page is updated, when new links appear and when webmasters change stuff.
Our system regularly crawls your site to provide the most up-to-date content in Google News. Our crawl process is algorithmic; computer programs determine how often we should crawl each site. If you post new articles on your site throughout the day, you should be able to see them appear on Google News fairly quickly. For tips on how to help Google News index and rank your site, we recommend that you review our Webmaster Guidelines.
From the moment that we discover a new article, we'll keep re-crawling it looking for changes. As we've noticed that most changes to articles occur just after they're published, we revisit articles most frequently in the first day after we've found them. After that, we visit them less often.
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"Science adjusts it's views based on what's observed.
Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
- Tim Minchin, in his beat poem, Storm.

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Message 489 of 653 (857433)
07-08-2019 1:11 PM


'Nudge nudge, wink wink' was pre-Python - can't say how much.
'Say no more' was also pre-Python as a separate phrase, the Pythons put the two phrases together.
But you'd have to be pretty old to actually know.

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"Life, don't talk to me about life" - Marvin the Paranoid Android
"Science adjusts it's views based on what's observed.
Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
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Message 495 of 653 (857784)
07-11-2019 10:59 AM
Reply to: Message 494 by mike the wiz
07-11-2019 9:50 AM


Re: Please name this fallacy
MtW writes:
CONCLUSION: I think atheists can use things like confirmation bias and post hoc reasoning just as technicalities. It's a way of broadly concluding all prayer is unanswered, as a sort of sweeping generalisation, where in actuality they themselves don't know that it was not answered. Also, an atheist would probably only count an answered prayer as something truly unrealistically silly like getting God to appear in a lab and only make the selected balls do a conga on video with 50 of the world's best scientists making sure the lab is sealed from all possible interference.
Lol.
There have been real, science based studies that show that prayer does not work. At best it's inconclusive and subjective. But if you have actual evidence that it does, let's see it.
Lol.
Efficacy of prayer - Wikipedia

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"Science adjusts it's views based on what's observed.
Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
- Tim Minchin, in his beat poem, Storm.

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Message 611 of 653 (880658)
08-09-2020 3:44 AM
Reply to: Message 610 by dwise1
08-09-2020 2:26 AM


Re: Metric System in the Kitchen
dwise1 writes:
BTW, British recipes I've looked at used weights.
Old British recipes measures use lbs and oz for dry stuff, unless in small quantities where teaspoons and tablespoons are used. (Plastic 'teaspoons' are sold as standard measures, though most don't bother.)
These days weights are more often g and Kg, but you'll often also see lbs and oz too.
We don't use cups - I guess they can be any size.
Liquids are mostly ml and L these days but you can still see fl oz. Recipes using a lot of water may still say pints.
It's a mixture of old and new but we're mostly metric in packaged goods in the supermarkets. If you buy meat and veg though it's still lbs and oz. Bizarre.

Je suis Charlie. Je suis Ahmed. Je suis Juif. Je suis Parisien. I am Mancunian. I am Brum. I am London.I am Finland. Soy Barcelona
"Life, don't talk to me about life" - Marvin the Paranoid Android
"Science adjusts it's views based on what's observed.
Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
- Tim Minchin, in his beat poem, Storm.

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Message 613 of 653 (880660)
08-09-2020 6:01 AM
Reply to: Message 612 by PaulK
08-09-2020 4:22 AM


Re: Metric System in the Kitchen
PaulK writes:
I think I have to disagree with a lot of this.
Great, I'm bored :-)
Cups were used in older recipes.
Apart from my own experience I can quote from a couple of reliable sources, my wife's grandma - don't argue with her - who never used cups and an 'old' recipe book.
The Complete Illustrated Cookery Book, 1931. This book is 3 thick and contains about a dozen pictures. The recipes are all in lbs and oz.
It provides a list of weights and measures, mostly lbs, oz and fluid oz, but also some lovely anachronisms. Did you know that a stone of coal is 14lb but a stone of meat is 8lb? Gills are used for cream, quarts, pints and gallons for other liquids. There are 60 drops in a teaspoon and a firkin of butter weighs 56lb.
It does provide a list of weights for 'weighing without a weighing machine' but they're not used in the recipes.
A breakfastcupful (?) of pressed, moist sugar is 8oz, a breakfastcupful of tapioca is 1/2lb, dripping 7 oz.
Pounds and ounces are usually only seen in market stalls, and even there they are going away (it’s becoming more common to have fixed price bowls of fruit and some veg, too).
Yup. Pretty much all packaged stuff is metric now. But butchers still sell in lbs
In supermarkets meat and vegetables are exclusively metric. I haven’t even seen the equivalent cost for a pound on the pricing labels in the last few years.
Really? Now I have to out and check :-).

Je suis Charlie. Je suis Ahmed. Je suis Juif. Je suis Parisien. I am Mancunian. I am Brum. I am London.I am Finland. Soy Barcelona
"Life, don't talk to me about life" - Marvin the Paranoid Android
"Science adjusts it's views based on what's observed.
Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
- Tim Minchin, in his beat poem, Storm.

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Message 625 of 653 (883496)
12-11-2020 3:01 AM
Reply to: Message 624 by dwise1
12-11-2020 2:29 AM


Re: What French Toast (Pain Perdu) is Called Elsewhere
We call it, well, French toast :-)
Not that you see it here very often.
What your friend got in Vienna sounds like a croque monsieur.
Croque monsieur - Wikipedia

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"Life, don't talk to me about life" - Marvin the Paranoid Android
"Science adjusts it's views based on what's observed.
Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
- Tim Minchin, in his beat poem, Storm.

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Message 627 of 653 (883498)
12-11-2020 7:27 AM
Reply to: Message 626 by dwise1
12-11-2020 4:33 AM


Re: What French Toast (Pain Perdu) is Called Elsewhere
Then it was neither French toast nor Croque Monsieur - what we call cheese on toast :-) - just something that had brie on it so they called it French.

Je suis Charlie. Je suis Ahmed. Je suis Juif. Je suis Parisien. I am Mancunian. I am Brum. I am London.I am Finland. Soy Barcelona
"Life, don't talk to me about life" - Marvin the Paranoid Android
"Science adjusts it's views based on what's observed.
Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
- Tim Minchin, in his beat poem, Storm.

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Message 643 of 653 (884628)
02-27-2021 2:58 PM
Reply to: Message 642 by dwise1
02-27-2021 12:52 PM


Re: [qs]Re: Cost of Gasoline/Petrol/Benzine in Europe
Let me introduce you to the internet :-)
(Petrol = Gas, 100p=1)
January 2021
Petrol
Highest — London has recorded the highest price for unleaded at 119.5 p/litre.
Lowest — Northern Ireland has recorded the lowest price for unleaded at 114.4 p/litre.
Compare latest petrol and diesel fuel prices | The AA
Relative cost of 'gas' is mostly to do with rate of taxation.
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Je suis Charlie. Je suis Ahmed. Je suis Juif. Je suis Parisien. I am Mancunian. I am Brum. I am London.I am Finland. Soy Barcelona
"Life, don't talk to me about life" - Marvin the Paranoid Android
"Science adjusts it's views based on what's observed.
Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
- Tim Minchin, in his beat poem, Storm.

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