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  • iDave
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    I like knowing weird stuff, from any area of life – huge knowledge gaps in electronicy things, physics and accountancy…..

    My contribution; if one limb is good and the other injured you can exercise the good one with your eyes shut, visualize both working and you’ll enhance the neural drive (thus gaining strength) in the injured one.

    cynic-al
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    Lawyers are **** expensive, avoid them at all costs.

    sofaking
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    if i told you anything , i’d have to kill you all

    cranberry
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    If you have 7000 people, most of them _highly_ educated*, 500 of them will be daft enough to open suspicious attachments that have arrived in spam emails.

    Muppets.

    (*) Cranberry != highly educated

    Premier Icon Stoner
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    A German manufactured concrete block production unit produces concrete block cakes 6m long, 1.5m wide and 0.625m deep. These cakes are then cut into 468x 4″ concrete blocks.

    It can produce 230 of these cakes every 24hrs or 108,000 concrete blocks.

    iDave
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    hardly an earth shattering insight there Al…

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    Stoner I love the way the British switch between measurement systems.

    468×4″ is a good one 🙂

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Sorry, there is nothing interesting about my speciality!

    Torminalis
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    When building high speed servers, critical section locking mechanisms are not as easy as you would initially think. Multi threading of the core processes means that one lock can seize the whole system up and they are incredibly hard to find through debug logs alone.

    When we squeeze you to make cuts to your budget we’re normally squirrelling that money away to sort out your balls ups later in the year.

    Overall the business will be okay but we’ll give you a hard time for missing your budget anyway.

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    Torminalis – did you read the thread title?

    😉

    domwells27
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    If you could apply the cooling technology used in gas turbine blades to ice, you could put it in an oven at 200c without it melting

    Torminalis
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    Torminalis – did you read the thread title?

    If you ridicule me I will make you read the various TAPI specifications and then quiz you on the differences between the versions.

    Premier Icon Stoner
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    Wood as fuel contains a net calorific value of 18.3 MJ per Kg. At 45% moisture content that equates to 2.5 kWh per Kg. But if you used dried wood of only 8% moisture content you get nearly 5kWh per Kg.

    Biodiesel on the other hand has an energy density of about 9kWh per Litre.

    Thats the equivalent of 37 bushel perches per yard of energy or 279 ponypowers in Imperial.

    allthegear
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    Chronic pain affects 1 in 5 adults in Europe. (well, 19%)

    Rachel

    People generally dont enjoy it when you shove a large pointy needle in their buttock.

    shouting down your mobile in a foreign language doesnt help anxiety and paranoia levels in schizophrenics 😯

    might have to remind my staff of the official mobile phone policy i could enforce if they dont use their brains when taking the odd personal call!

    Premier Icon Stoner
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    18 in 100 Europeans need to MTFU.

    Torminalis – yeah deadlocks are a sod to track down

    OK. Most people think that Space systems are cutting-edge technology. While space-science is cutting edge, space-engineering is quite conservative. This is because satellites are really expensive to make and launch, you can’t afford to lose them (often). So there is pressure to use old-fashioned, but trusted technology.

    The crucible of cutting edge software is the Internet.

    enduro-aid
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    as a civil engineer for local goverment i get to see a lot of old secret or disused places and tunnels that most of the city dont know exist

    only really intresting for folk in glasgow but we are currently building a tunnel from parkhead to the clyde that if you wanted to you could ride down! its that big

    It is actually possible to get better corrected vision from contact lenses than frop spectacles

    trail_rat
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    the lower thruster never closes ….. thats my gem !

    project
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    Visiting Cycle internet shops will seriously affect your wealth.

    Premier Icon kiwijohn
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    it takes a lot of beer to make good wine.

    allthegear
    Member

    @enduro-aid – that would be so cool!

    yossarian
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    the overwhelming majority of accident at work claims below £5K are paid out, regardless of liability, because its cheaper for the insurance company to pay rather than defend.

    there’s a top tip in there too 😉

    BillMC
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    Childhood wellbeing in the UK is amongst the lowest in Europe.

    Premier Icon Stoner
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    A modern two bed apartment in Tripoli costs about 65,000 Libyan Dinar pa to rent, or £33,000.

    Ive got some great projects on at the moment 😉

    steve_b77
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    I know whats buried under the tracks at Whitechapel 8)

    Premier Icon mos
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    Our accountant is quite slim, quite good looking and has really really big norks.
    Unfortunately for her, i am more of an a$$ man.

    Junkyard
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    LMI indicated that whilst construcion industry accounts for 9 % of local employees it only employs 3.4 % of young people [under 20].

    We can suggest people volunteer to go on a support/intervention programme but we cannot force them. If they then refuse to volunteer we then have grounds to force them but we still stress it is volutary.

    iDave
    Member

    quite good so far…

    Surf-Mat
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    A PR led article mentioning a company/service has three times the impact of an equivalent sized ad – because it’s endorsed by a third party (the journalist).

    Premier Icon Woody
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    At a conservative estimate, 80% of 999 emergency calls for an ambulance are not life-threatening or even an emergency.

    Premier Icon Harry_the_Spider
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    A modern paper machine has 8 times more steel in it than the Eiffel Tower.

    oddjob
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    IF techy IT consultants had the nerve to speak to each other and were able to communicate like normal human beings, there would be a considerable reduction in the need for project managers. We just act as a human interface between nerds and the rest of the world.

    Everyone thinks that the hourly rate for IT consultants is massively inflated. It isn’t.

    In my particular Accountancy specialism I only really have to work for 3 to 4 months of the year. Thank god for STW.

    oh another goody, polycarbonate glasses are much stronger than standard plastic lenses, but also scratch more easily

    emsz
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    88 Dtex Cordura has 34 filaments whereas some of the hefty ones (1110) have has much as 280 filaments.

    Laying bricks with a shirt and tie on can cause the end of your tie to get dirty if not tucked away inside your shirt.

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