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dwise1
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Message 631 of 650 (884591)
02-25-2021 5:34 PM
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02-25-2021 4:44 PM


Re: What French Toast (Pain Perdu) is Called Elsewhere

Vienna French Toast.

The URL is valid; I can open it in my browser.

ABE: just trying a bare URL with no dBCodes:

http://dwise1.net/img/ViennaFrenchToast.jpg

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Message 632 of 650 (884592)
02-25-2021 6:14 PM
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02-25-2021 5:34 PM


Re: What French Toast (Pain Perdu) is Called Elsewhere
The photo is displaying, though it’s offset to the right on my browser.

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Message 633 of 650 (884593)
02-25-2021 6:24 PM
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02-25-2021 6:14 PM


Re: What French Toast (Pain Perdu) is Called Elsewhere
I get a red rectangle centered with white letters saying "Image Not Found".

That is the symptom.

ABE:
And there's no horizontal scroll bar to go searching for the image having marched off the right side of the screen.

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Message 634 of 650 (884594)
02-25-2021 6:41 PM
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02-25-2021 6:24 PM


Re: What French Toast (Pain Perdu) is Called Elsewhere
The image displays fine for me. Since it is hosted on your own website, there is likely some DNS wonkiness and your browser is looking in the wrong place for the image (ping dwise1.net: does it return 50.63.92.13?) Try a different browser or a browser using a device on a different network, like your phone on its mobile network perhaps, assuming you are on a PC or laptop connected to your home wifi using your normal browser.

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Message 635 of 650 (884595)
02-25-2021 7:14 PM
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02-25-2021 6:41 PM


Re: What French Toast (Pain Perdu) is Called Elsewhere
I get the same IP address.

And actually, this morning I had to start using a different browser. Last night I updated Chrome and then this morning it refused to run, something about a side-by-side configuration problem. So I've had to switch to Edge.

I've been getting the problem with both.

And when I used to bare URL in my message, it opened a browser page with the photo properly displayed.

Must be something about the forum software, though I see that it's working for others.


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Message 636 of 650 (884597)
02-25-2021 9:39 PM


Interesting. I have no idea what the hell it means but ... interesting.

Yes, yes, follow the same chain ...

http://dwise1.net/img/ViennaFrenchToast.jpg

OK. Not unexpected.

What about...

http://dwise1.net/img/ViennaFrenchToast.jpg

So that would mean ...

The pic is a URL not an IMG


Eschew obfuscation. Habituate elucidation.

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Message 637 of 650 (884598)
02-26-2021 1:41 AM
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02-25-2021 9:39 PM


That file is a JPG file. I FTP'd it to that directory myself. So the URL is to a JPG file.

It used to work no problem. Now it hasn't for what seems like a few months. No idea why.


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Message 638 of 650 (884599)
02-26-2021 2:24 AM
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02-26-2021 1:41 AM


Is it?

The pic is wrapped in a URL envelope, stamped with URL layer information. It may call a jpeg file as it opens but, what I see, is the thing is being treated across the net as a URL.

But then I'm old and been out of this for a lifetime. I still have, and know how to use, my slide rule though, so at least there's that.


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Message 639 of 650 (884600)
02-26-2021 3:13 AM
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02-26-2021 2:24 AM


I still have my slip-sticks and used to keep one handy in my briefcase "in case my calculator's batteries ran out".

Remember the old algebra class exercise of factoring a quadratic equation? Back in 1974 I worked out a method for that on the slide rule. Can't do that with a calculator.

"URL layer"? I don't remember that being in any protocol stack. The Uniform Resource Location identifies and locates the file (ie, "resource") you want the HTTP response message to a GET request which specifies the image file by its URL. It's been about 5 or 6 years since I've played with HTTP messages, but as I seem to recall they start with lines of text with keyword data including Content-Type:. This Content-Type would identify this JPG file as "image".

I have also frequently included image files in web pages by giving the HTML the files' URLs. And in other messages on this forum they display image files with the exact format as I am using (and had used successfully in the past): img tags surrounding the image file's URL.


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Message 640 of 650 (884601)
02-26-2021 4:23 AM
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02-26-2021 3:13 AM


yea, I see that the same command works elsewhere.

I'm thinking it may be you as the problem. You crossing any unusual digits during composition? Have you checked your midichlorian levels?

I'm sure you smart guys will figure it out.


Eschew obfuscation. Habituate elucidation.

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Message 641 of 650 (884606)
02-26-2021 11:43 AM
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02-25-2021 4:12 PM


[qs]Re: Cost of Gasoline/Petrol/Benzine in Europe
A funny story from the late 1970's. During that time, the rising cost of oil was causing the price of gasoline to increase, rapidly approaching a dollar a gallon. The reason why this was such a big problem was because most gas stations still used mechanical pumps in which you could change the price per gallon but the upper limit was 99.99 cents. When they were designed, the possibility of gas costing a dollar or more per gallon was inconceivable.

Been there, done that.

1977. Boston Bar, British Columbia, in the Fraser Canyon. They were selling gas by the half-gallon, for 50.9 cents.

In Canada, we solved the problem by switching to liters. Today the price is just over a dollar per liter, so the electronic pumps were a good idea too.


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Message 642 of 650 (884623)
02-27-2021 12:52 PM
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02-26-2021 11:43 AM


Re: [qs]Re: Cost of Gasoline/Petrol/Benzine in Europe
OK, no response from Europe yet.

Some of our OLLI lecture classes make use of the Great Courses videos (eg, in our Science 4 U class). In one video something that Tedesco did was used as an example. In the background photo of a Tedesco store, I caught a glimpse of "161" on a sign that looked like petrol prices.

I would interpret that "161" as "£1.61 / liter", which assumes that in the UK petrol prices are given in pounds per liter. That assumption might not be warranted, since the UK has mixed adoption of the metric system what with distances still being measured in miles and I assume that ale and beer are still served in pints.

Therefore, successively multiplying £1.61/liter by one:


£1.61 $1.39 1 liter $8.47
----- × ------- × --------------- = -------
liter £1.00 0.264172 gal gal

About 2.5 times the price in the USA. Assuming that my assumptions were correct, which demonstrates that I satisfy the need-to-know requirement.


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Message 643 of 650 (884628)
02-27-2021 2:58 PM
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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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Message 644 of 650 (884629)
02-27-2021 6:00 PM
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02-27-2021 2:58 PM


Re: [qs]Re: Cost of Gasoline/Petrol/Benzine in Europe
OK, then, pennies per liter instead of pounds per liter. Guess that's handy in that the sign doesn't need to have a decimal point.

So in a way that illustrates an important part of my question which was in terms of what units are used in quoting that price. In the USA, it's dollars per gallon. Ringo said that in Canada it's dollars per half-gallon (either traditional or a new convention created around 1980 in response to rising gasoline prices and pumps not designed to handle those prices). In the UK, it's pennies per liter. And when we were driving in Germany and Italy, I should have taken note of how they had posted prices but we only ever refilled right before turning in our rentals.

Thank you for your contribution to my project. I'm almost finished with my non-trivial page for Americans learning to visualize metric measurements -- I'm currently about to return to editing my section on handling Celsius, which is what had started it (in anticipation of our first European trip my friend expressed complete and utter confusion over weather report temperatures, so I tried to devise for her a simple system based around 20-22°C being the comfort zone -- for more exact conversions, you need only memorize 20°C=68° and that 1 degree C = 1.8 degrees F (ie, nearly double), and hence every 5 degrees C are 9 degrees F) -- so if it's less than 20°C you put on your sweater or jacket and if it's 25°C or higher you dress lighter. I thought it was brilliant whereas she was not impressed.


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Message 645 of 650 (884630)
02-27-2021 6:06 PM
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02-26-2021 11:43 AM


Re: [qs]Re: Cost of Gasoline/Petrol/Benzine in Europe
Though by selling it in half-gallons you were able stave off the crisis longer -- not quite for twice as long since the price was increasing exponentially.

Was selling it by the half-gallon the standard convention in Canada established decades before? Or was it a new convention adopted in the late 70's as a stop-gap measure? Or was that around the time you had started driving and paying attention to gas prices for the first time?


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