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#5821 ckn

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 02:08 PM

14 hours and 6 minutes into the new year before I hit the ban button for the first time in 2014.

 

The forum troll-finder tools are very, very good these days.


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#5822 Bigal02

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 02:18 PM

14 hours and 6 minutes into the new year before I hit the ban button for the first time in 2014.

 

The forum troll-finder tools are very, very good these days.

I wouldn't call you a tool ck!



#5823 ckn

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 06:58 PM

We received a marketing letter today from Waitrose.  The tagline in big bold letters on the front was "There's only one waitrose.com", it even included the quotation marks.  I thought that it was very helpful of them telling me there was only one waitrose.com otherwise I may have tried to type it in my browser and been disappointed when I didn't somewhere else, maybe Tesco or Sainsburys.


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#5824 gingerjon

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 02:54 PM

The offer has been accepted for a house in Battle.  It's got three large bedrooms, two nice reception rooms, a good kitchen, utility room and garden - over four floors and is nicely 'period'.

 

For the same money in Chalfont St Giles we could get ... nothing.

 

In other news, we are trying to explain to two boys that just because a place is called 'Battle' that that isn't a call to action.


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#5825 Tiny Tim

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 10:24 PM

The offer has been accepted for a house in Battle.  It's got three large bedrooms, two nice reception rooms, a good kitchen, utility room and garden - over four floors and is nicely 'period'.

 

For the same money in Chalfont St Giles we could get ... nothing.

 

In other news, we are trying to explain to two boys that just because a place is called 'Battle' that that isn't a call to action.

 

I am not sure if I should be concerned now that you are going to be less than 50 miles away from me.....Sussex always used to be so nice....


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#5826 gingerjon

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 09:26 AM

I am not sure if I should be concerned now that you are going to be less than 50 miles away from me.....Sussex always used to be so nice....

 

I'm getting closer ...


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#5827 Bleep1673

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 10:49 AM

I am not sure if I should be concerned now that you are going to be less than 50 miles away from me.....Sussex always used to be so nice....

He's only 5 miles from me.

 

Well done Ginge, property in this area is still quite cheap for the south east, our 3 bed, big victorian terrace costs about the same as a 1-bed flat in Uxbridge, where I used to live. (Battle is quite nice, some very tasteful shops)


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#5828 ckn

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 10:55 AM

The standard cup of tea, as described by the International Organization for Standardization in ISO 3103, contains two grams of tea per 100 mL of water.  That means that if you placed the entire global harvest of tea into Ullswater in the Lake District then you'd get a proper cup of tea if you managed to heat it to the right temperature.


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#5829 Bob8

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 11:01 AM

The standard cup of tea, as described by the International Organization for Standardization in ISO 3103, contains two grams of tea per 100 mL of water.  That means that if you placed the entire global harvest of tea into Ullswater in the Lake District then you'd get a proper cup of tea if you managed to heat it to the right temperature.

Unfortunately, this would not be practical and people would have different preferences for milk and sugar.  It would also require a larger biscuit than is currently available.


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#5830 ckn

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 11:04 AM

Unfortunately, this would not be practical and people would have different preferences for milk and sugar.  It would also require a larger biscuit than is currently available.

You could just treat it like a massive tea urn with people adding their own milk and sugar to taste once they got it into their cup.  You'd have to deal with the complainers that it satisfies neither the builders' tea or the two quick dunks of the teabag types.

 

The used tea would make a fantastic fertiliser though.


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#5831 Futtocks

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 10:05 AM

Type the word 'askew' into Google...


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#5832 Futtocks

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 11:42 AM

An interview with Tom Lehrer. Still with us, aged 85, I'm glad to say.


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#5833 Bleep1673

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 01:26 PM

The standard cup of tea, as described by the International Organization for Standardization in ISO 3103, contains two grams of tea per 100 mL of water. That means that if you placed the entire global harvest of tea into Ullswater in the Lake District then you'd get a proper cup of tea if you managed to heat it to the right temperature.

I once as a joke, and as a test of research abilities, asked some students to describe a recipe for cup of tea, as you would describe it to an Alien.
On the Monday I got a couple of A4 responses, but one student avoided me all day, and Tuesday as well. On Wednesday when she came in she presented me with a 20 page document, with references, on the origin of tea, the molecular breakdown of milk. A brief history of her Caribbean island and it's involvement in sugar production, history of the discovery of electricity, a description of why water boils, and why it varies according to atmospheric pressure, then 4 pages of closely typed A4 of how to make a cup of tea.

I gave her 100%

I still have the document. And the student is now my partner


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#5834 gingerjon

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 01:29 PM


I gave her 100%

 And the student is now my partner

 

You old dog.


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#5835 Bleep1673

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 01:43 PM

You old dog.

Better than being the tree


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#5836 Wolford6

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 03:18 PM

I bet nowadays she makes you make the tea.

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#5837 WearyRhino

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 07:03 PM

I once as a joke, and as a test of research abilities, asked some students to describe a recipe for cup of tea, as you would describe it to an Alien.
On the Monday I got a couple of A4 responses, but one student avoided me all day, and Tuesday as well. On Wednesday when she came in she presented me with a 20 page document, with references, on the origin of tea, the molecular breakdown of milk. A brief history of her Caribbean island and it's involvement in sugar production, history of the discovery of electricity, a description of why water boils, and why it varies according to atmospheric pressure, then 4 pages of closely typed A4 of how to make a cup of tea.

I gave her 100%

I still have the document. And the student is now my partner


Yeah, but does she put the milk in first?

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#5838 Wolford6

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 09:04 PM

every former student puts the milk in first. Saves using a spoon to stir it. Over the years, that saves about fifteen minutes on the washing up.


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#5839 Shadow

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 12:49 PM

student .............................................washing up.

Do you see the mistake you made there?


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#5840 Wolford6

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 01:15 PM

When I was a student, we never washed anything up after a meal. That would only leave clean plates and cutlery for someone else to use. Therefore, you washed them up whilst the next meal was cooking.

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If we had a big kitchen, we also fetched the dustbin inside ... saved us from  unnecessarily going out into the cold or rain.


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