Re: Banbury run.

Posted by Ian Nichols <ian.a.nichols-at-gmail.com> on 16 July 2015 | 0 Comments

On 15 July 2015 at 22:30, andy pugh <bodgesoc-at-gmail.com> wrote:

>
> On 15 July 2015 at 20:30, Ian Nichols <ian.a.nichols-at-gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>
>> > The ability for handlebars to poke out over the sides and the 9 million
>> > mile headroom (reducing to 250,000 miles at night) makes for easy
>> loading.
>>
>> I can't believe that you hoped to get away with that on this list.
>>
>
> The numbers being wrong, or the idea that the moon leaves its orbit during
> the day?
>


The second, plus all those polar orbiting satellites and overflying
aircraft. An order of magnitude discrepancy in the Earth's mean orbital
radius is, as Eric says, a bit irrelevant by comparison. As is the fact
that neither Sun nor moon are ever directly overhead at this latitude. I
think Eric said that, too, but I can't read the bit that looks like Arabic.

Ian

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Re: Setting?

Posted by andy pugh <bodgesoc-at-gmail.com> on 16 July 2015 | 0 Comments

On 16 July 2015 at 10:57, Andrew Pounce <adp-at-ntohs.co.uk> wrote:

> Seems to suggest "the surroundings or environment of anything:
> The garden was a perfect setting for the house."

"The garden was able to administer an inhaler to an asthmatic"

A setting is a location, passive and inanimate.

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Re: Setting?

Posted by Roger Collier <roger.collier-at-oracle.com> on 16 July 2015 | 0 Comments

On 16/07/2015 09:57, Andrew Pounce wrote:

> I spoke to the English teecher last nite and she sed that it made sense to her....

It seems reasonable to me that a modern English teacher should be fluent
in gobbledegook.

Roger.

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HTML Wizards

Posted by Neil The-Hippy <hippyweb-at-btinternet.com> on 16 July 2015 | 0 Comments

I won't ask "Any here" because it is obvious, my query is a program called "HTML-kit" that I use to stick my 'pages together, there are lots of commands that I have no idea what they do, AS WELL as the commands that are good to me. Anyone capable of giving me a beginners course in what the terms mean?


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Re: Setting?

Posted by Andrew Pounce <adp-at-ntohs.co.uk> on 16 July 2015 | 0 Comments

On Wed, Jul 15, 2015 at 06:03:11PM +0100, Mike Fleming wrote:
> Paul Willis <flymo748-at-googlemail.com> said:
>
> > I'd take it as the incorrect word when they meant to say "scenario".
>
> Don't think that works, as yoy can't have a scenario adminstering it.
>
> Possibly an abuse of English to mean "site", which itself would be
> poor English but would mean they could use the form for more places
> than just schools.


I spoke to the English teecher last nite and she sed that it made sense to her.... Something about synonyms and locations.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/setting

Seems to suggest "the surroundings or environment of anything:
The garden was a perfect setting for the house."

http://www.thesaurus.com/browse/setting

Seems to indicate site / environment / location / context

Hmm - I'm coming around to the idea...

-A

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Re: Banbury run.

Posted by andy pugh <bodgesoc-at-gmail.com> on 15 July 2015 | 0 Comments

On 16 July 2015 at 00:15, Eric Featherstone <eric.featherstone-at-gmail.com> w=
rote:
> or the numbers being irrelevant, unless Hoddy often takes his transit
> south of =D8=A8=D8=B1=D8=AC =D8=A8=D8=A7=D8=AC=D9=8A =D9=85=D8=AE=D8=AA=
=D8=A7=D8=B1 (or rather further during
> spring/autumn/winter?)

I wonder of GPS satellites are more of a worry, or the ISS?

This might be a good question for XKCD "What If"... "What if I was
really tall, what unpiloted things couldn't steer round me?"

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Well, that's awkward

Posted by andy pugh <bodgesoc-at-gmail.com> on 15 July 2015 | 0 Comments

eBay just let someone buy something from me that I had already sold weeks ago.
They even sent an email to prove it...

"Quantity listed: 2
Quantity sold: 7
Quantity remaining: -5"

Yes, that's about right.

And, to compound the issue, I am in Spain for 2 weeks.

I just hope it's a forgiving buyer.

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Re: Banbury run.

Posted by Eric Featherstone <eric.featherstone-at-gmail.com> on 15 July 2015 | 0 Comments

On 15 July 2015 at 22:30, andy pugh <bodgesoc-at-gmail.com> wrote:
> On 15 July 2015 at 20:30, Ian Nichols <ian.a.nichols-at-gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>
>> > The ability for handlebars to poke out over the sides and the 9 millio=
n
>> > mile headroom (reducing to 250,000 miles at night) makes for easy
>> loading.
>>
>> I can't believe that you hoped to get away with that on this list.
>>
>
> The numbers being wrong, or the idea that the moon leaves its orbit durin=
g
> the day?

or the numbers being irrelevant, unless Hoddy often takes his transit
south of =D8=A8=D8=B1=D8=AC =D8=A8=D8=A7=D8=AC=D9=8A =D9=85=D8=AE=D8=AA=D8=
=A7=D8=B1 (or rather further during
spring/autumn/winter?)

--=20
Eric

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Re: Banbury run.

Posted by andy pugh <bodgesoc-at-gmail.com> on 15 July 2015 | 0 Comments

On 15 July 2015 at 20:30, Ian Nichols <ian.a.nichols-at-gmail.com> wrote:

>
> > The ability for handlebars to poke out over the sides and the 9 million
> > mile headroom (reducing to 250,000 miles at night) makes for easy
> loading.
>
> I can't believe that you hoped to get away with that on this list.
>

The numbers being wrong, or the idea that the moon leaves its orbit during
the day?


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New Subject Re: Setting?

Posted by Neil The-Hippy <hippyweb-at-btinternet.com> on 15 July 2015 | 0 Comments

From: Ian Ellison <ian-at-ianellison.org.uk>

> It doesn't sound sensible when they use it.
>

How many of us can say that?

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