blog http://ixion.org.uk/digest/ Re: Banbury run. http://ixion.org.uk/digest/0.35942400 1437041702/ On 15 July 2015 at 22:30, andy pugh <bodgesoc-at-gmail.com> wrote:<br />
<br />
><br />
> On 15 July 2015 at 20:30, Ian Nichols <ian.a.nichols-at-gmail.com> wrote:<br />
><br />
>><br />
>> > The ability for handlebars to poke out over the sides and the 9 million<br />
>> > mile headroom (reducing to 250,000 miles at night) makes for easy<br />
>> loading.<br />
>><br />
>> I can't believe that you hoped to get away with that on this list.<br />
>><br />
><br />
> The numbers being wrong, or the idea that the moon leaves its orbit during<br />
> the day?<br />
><br />
<br />
<br />
The second, plus all those polar orbiting satellites and overflying<br />
aircraft. An order of magnitude discrepancy in the Earth's mean orbital<br />
radius is, as Eric says, a bit irrelevant by comparison. As is the fact<br />
that neither Sun nor moon are ever directly overhead at this latitude. I<br />
think Eric said that, too, but I can't read the bit that looks like Arabic.<br />
<br />
Ian<br />
<br />
-- <br />
Stand firm for what you believe in, until and unless logic and experience<br />
prove you wrong. Remember: when the emperor looks naked, the emperor *is*<br />
naked, the truth and a lie are not "sort-of the same thing" and there is<br />
no aspect, no facet, no moment of life that can't be improved with pizza.<br />
<br />
-Daria Morgendorffer
Thu, 16 Jul 2015 11:02:23 +0100 http://ixion.org.uk/digest/0.35942400 1437041702/
Re: Setting? http://ixion.org.uk/digest/0.66785600 1437041101/ On 16 July 2015 at 10:57, Andrew Pounce <adp-at-ntohs.co.uk> wrote:<br />
<br />
> Seems to suggest "the surroundings or environment of anything:<br />
> The garden was a perfect setting for the house."<br />
<br />
"The garden was able to administer an inhaler to an asthmatic"<br />
<br />
A setting is a location, passive and inanimate.<br />
<br />
-- <br />
atp<br />
If you can't fix it, you don't own it.<br />
http://www.ifixit.com/Manifesto
Thu, 16 Jul 2015 10:08:05 +0100 http://ixion.org.uk/digest/0.66785600 1437041101/
Re: Setting? http://ixion.org.uk/digest/0.05383900 1437037804/ On 16/07/2015 09:57, Andrew Pounce wrote:<br />
<br />
> I spoke to the English teecher last nite and she sed that it made sense to her....<br />
<br />
It seems reasonable to me that a modern English teacher should be fluent <br />
in gobbledegook.<br />
<br />
Roger.
Thu, 16 Jul 2015 10:06:17 +0100 http://ixion.org.uk/digest/0.05383900 1437037804/
HTML Wizards http://ixion.org.uk/digest/0.13119800 1437037802/ 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?<br />
<br />
<br />
-- <br />
<br />
Neil The-Hippy http://www.hippyweb.me.uk
Thu, 16 Jul 2015 10:04:22 +0100 http://ixion.org.uk/digest/0.13119800 1437037802/
Re: Setting? http://ixion.org.uk/digest/0.26904700 1437037503/ On Wed, Jul 15, 2015 at 06:03:11PM +0100, Mike Fleming wrote:<br />
> Paul Willis <flymo748-at-googlemail.com> said:<br />
> <br />
> > I'd take it as the incorrect word when they meant to say "scenario".<br />
> <br />
> Don't think that works, as yoy can't have a scenario adminstering it.<br />
> <br />
> Possibly an abuse of English to mean "site", which itself would be<br />
> poor English but would mean they could use the form for more places<br />
> than just schools.<br />
<br />
<br />
I spoke to the English teecher last nite and she sed that it made sense to her.... Something about synonyms and locations.<br />
<br />
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/setting<br />
<br />
Seems to suggest "the surroundings or environment of anything:<br />
The garden was a perfect setting for the house."<br />
<br />
http://www.thesaurus.com/browse/setting<br />
<br />
Seems to indicate site / environment / location / context <br />
<br />
Hmm - I'm coming around to the idea...<br />
<br />
-A
Thu, 16 Jul 2015 09:57:25 +0100 http://ixion.org.uk/digest/0.26904700 1437037503/
Re: Banbury run. http://ixion.org.uk/digest/0.46437200 1437003913/ On 16 July 2015 at 00:15, Eric Featherstone <eric.featherstone-at-gmail.com> w=<br />
rote:<br />
> or the numbers being irrelevant, unless Hoddy often takes his transit<br />
> south of =D8=A8=D8=B1=D8=AC =D8=A8=D8=A7=D8=AC=D9=8A =D9=85=D8=AE=D8=AA=<br />
=D8=A7=D8=B1 (or rather further during<br />
> spring/autumn/winter?)<br />
<br />
I wonder of GPS satellites are more of a worry, or the ISS?<br />
<br />
This might be a good question for XKCD "What If"... "What if I was<br />
really tall, what unpiloted things couldn't steer round me?"<br />
<br />
--=20<br />
atp<br />
If you can't fix it, you don't own it.<br />
http://www.ifixit.com/Manifesto
Wed, 15 Jul 2015 23:26:06 +0100 http://ixion.org.uk/digest/0.46437200 1437003913/
Well, that's awkward http://ixion.org.uk/digest/0.14916500 1437003914/ eBay just let someone buy something from me that I had already sold weeks ago.<br />
They even sent an email to prove it...<br />
<br />
"Quantity listed: 2<br />
Quantity sold: 7<br />
Quantity remaining: -5"<br />
<br />
Yes, that's about right.<br />
<br />
And, to compound the issue, I am in Spain for 2 weeks.<br />
<br />
I just hope it's a forgiving buyer.<br />
<br />
-- <br />
atp<br />
If you can't fix it, you don't own it.<br />
http://www.ifixit.com/Manifesto
Wed, 15 Jul 2015 23:21:33 +0100 http://ixion.org.uk/digest/0.14916500 1437003914/
Re: Banbury run. http://ixion.org.uk/digest/0.39773800 1437003909/ On 15 July 2015 at 22:30, andy pugh <bodgesoc-at-gmail.com> wrote:<br />
> On 15 July 2015 at 20:30, Ian Nichols <ian.a.nichols-at-gmail.com> wrote:<br />
><br />
>><br />
>> > The ability for handlebars to poke out over the sides and the 9 millio=<br />
n<br />
>> > mile headroom (reducing to 250,000 miles at night) makes for easy<br />
>> loading.<br />
>><br />
>> I can't believe that you hoped to get away with that on this list.<br />
>><br />
><br />
> The numbers being wrong, or the idea that the moon leaves its orbit durin=<br />
g<br />
> the day?<br />
<br />
or the numbers being irrelevant, unless Hoddy often takes his transit<br />
south of =D8=A8=D8=B1=D8=AC =D8=A8=D8=A7=D8=AC=D9=8A =D9=85=D8=AE=D8=AA=D8=<br />
=A7=D8=B1 (or rather further during<br />
spring/autumn/winter?)<br />
<br />
--=20<br />
Eric
Wed, 15 Jul 2015 23:15:59 +0100 http://ixion.org.uk/digest/0.39773800 1437003909/
Re: Banbury run. http://ixion.org.uk/digest/0.22346400 1437003911/ On 15 July 2015 at 20:30, Ian Nichols <ian.a.nichols-at-gmail.com> wrote:<br />
<br />
><br />
> > The ability for handlebars to poke out over the sides and the 9 million<br />
> > mile headroom (reducing to 250,000 miles at night) makes for easy<br />
> loading.<br />
><br />
> I can't believe that you hoped to get away with that on this list.<br />
><br />
<br />
The numbers being wrong, or the idea that the moon leaves its orbit during<br />
the day?<br />
<br />
<br />
-- <br />
atp<br />
If you can't fix it, you don't own it.<br />
http://www.ifixit.com/Manifesto
Wed, 15 Jul 2015 22:30:07 +0100 http://ixion.org.uk/digest/0.22346400 1437003911/
New Subject Re: Setting? http://ixion.org.uk/digest/0.63321700 1437003912/ From: Ian Ellison <ian-at-ianellison.org.uk> <br />
<br />
> It doesn't sound sensible when they use it. <br />
> <br />
<br />
How many of us can say that? <br />
<br />
-- <br />
<br />
Neil The-Hippy http://www.hippyweb.me.uk
Wed, 15 Jul 2015 22:13:13 +0100 http://ixion.org.uk/digest/0.63321700 1437003912/
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Wed, 15 Jul 2015 21:58:26 +0100 http://ixion.org.uk/digest/0.20403000 1437003912/
Re: Banbury run. http://ixion.org.uk/digest/0.33482400 1437003915/ On 15 July 2015 at 17:00, M Hodson <markhodson.com-at-gmail.com> wrote:<br />
<br />
><br />
> The ability for handlebars to poke out over the sides and the 9 million<br />
> mile headroom (reducing to 250,000 miles at night) makes for easy loading.<br />
<br />
<br />
I can't believe that you hoped to get away with that on this list.<br />
<br />
Ian<br />
<br />
<br />
-- <br />
Stand firm for what you believe in, until and unless logic and experience<br />
prove you wrong. Remember: when the emperor looks naked, the emperor *is*<br />
naked, the truth and a lie are not "sort-of the same thing" and there is<br />
no aspect, no facet, no moment of life that can't be improved with pizza.<br />
<br />
-Daria Morgendorffer
Wed, 15 Jul 2015 19:30:05 +0100 http://ixion.org.uk/digest/0.33482400 1437003915/
Re: Setting? http://ixion.org.uk/digest/0.74924300 1437003916/ On 14 July 2015 at 22:10, Chris Pollard <goosewhacker-at-googlemail.com> wrote:<br />
> I'm filling in a form for Sandy's school, it's about keeping an asthma<br />
> inhaler there for if/when she needs it.<br />
><br />
> I'm confused by this bit:<br />
><br />
> Parental agreement for setting to administer prescribed medicine.<br />
> The setting will not give your child medicine unless you complete and sign<br />
> this form, and the setting has a policy that staff can administer medicine.<br />
><br />
> What does the word 'setting' mean in this context? It's a new one to me.<br />
><br />
><br />
<br />
It looks like it comes from here:<br />
<br />
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/196479/Managing_Medicines.pdf<br />
<br />
(now outdated document - new one<br />
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/supporting-pupils-at-school-with-medical-conditions--3)<br />
<br />
They talk about schools or early years settings plus I've also seen<br />
"social care setting" which seems OK when referring to generic<br />
situations. I guess that it boils down to schools blindly copying<br />
templates without thinking about the understandability of the<br />
document.
Wed, 15 Jul 2015 19:29:54 +0100 http://ixion.org.uk/digest/0.74924300 1437003916/
Re: A Snail? http://ixion.org.uk/digest/0.75057700 1437003917/ On 15/07/2015 18:18, Mike Fleming wrote:<br />
> NWY6 <nowayhosey6-at-gmail.com> said:<br />
><br />
>>> Roger Collier Sent: 15 July 2015 15:13<br />
>>><br />
>>> I saw one of these yesterday: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nissan_S-Cargo<br />
>>><br />
>>> The weirdest thing I've seen for a long while!<br />
>><br />
>> This one has a posher shell http://1drv.ms/1Gm1ru8 LGV the photo is carp cos<br />
>> I took it at night on an old Nokia 6300.<br />
>><br />
>> Spotted outside Dudley Town Hall, several times actually.<br />
><br />
> Is that a mini-hearse?<br />
<br />
This is a Mini hearse: <br />
http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/02/c6/9a/9c/tatton-park.jpg<br />
though only a small one would be needed for a Dudley Moore funeral.<br />
<br />
Roger.
Wed, 15 Jul 2015 19:29:53 +0100 http://ixion.org.uk/digest/0.75057700 1437003917/
Re: You know how some drivers catch up with their daily routine while http://ixion.org.uk/digest/0.42480500 1437003919/ Eric Featherstone <eric.featherstone-at-gmail.com> said:<br />
<br />
> On 14 July 2015 at 15:12, andy pugh <bodgesoc-at-gmail.com> wrote:<br />
> > "There are no reported adverse effects from LadyCare, "<br />
> > I wonder if there are any reported positive effects?<br />
> > I also note that nowhere does it say what the device is meant to achieve,<br />
> > if anything.<br />
> <br />
> "profit" at a guess :)<br />
<br />
A little gwgling reveals it to be a device for the purported relief of<br />
post-menopausal symptoms. In<br />
http://patient.info/forums/discuss/lady-care-magnet-update-348134 a<br />
lady reports that she's been wearing her fanny magnet for the last 5-6<br />
months and her hot flushes have more or less disappeared. Presumably<br />
that would be in no way related to the fact that hot flushes don't<br />
last for ever (well, for life) after the menopause.<br />
<br />
-- <br />
Smite the Unbeliever
Wed, 15 Jul 2015 18:24:44 +0100 http://ixion.org.uk/digest/0.42480500 1437003919/
Re: A Snail? http://ixion.org.uk/digest/0.40577700 1437003920/ NWY6 <nowayhosey6-at-gmail.com> said:<br />
<br />
> > Roger Collier Sent: 15 July 2015 15:13<br />
> > <br />
> > I saw one of these yesterday: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nissan_S-Cargo<br />
> > <br />
> > The weirdest thing I've seen for a long while!<br />
> <br />
> This one has a posher shell http://1drv.ms/1Gm1ru8 LGV the photo is carp cos<br />
> I took it at night on an old Nokia 6300.<br />
> <br />
> Spotted outside Dudley Town Hall, several times actually.<br />
<br />
Is that a mini-hearse?<br />
<br />
-- <br />
Smite the Unbeliever
Wed, 15 Jul 2015 18:18:22 +0100 http://ixion.org.uk/digest/0.40577700 1437003920/
Re: Share point http://ixion.org.uk/digest/0.06214200 1437003921/ mike <mylovelyhorse-at-gmail.com> said:<br />
<br />
> On 15 July 2015 at 12:16, Mike Fleming <mike-at-tauzero.co.uk> wrote:<br />
> <br />
> > I can only upload one document at a time.<br />
> <br />
> Then they've screwed up their implementation because multi file upload is<br />
> standard on every iteration of SharePoint I've ever used. Can you not use<br />
> Explorer View?<br />
<br />
I shall have a look for this Explorer View of which you speak.<br />
<br />
However, there is an upload icon, which has two options when clicked,<br />
multiple file upload and single file upload. This would be the perfect<br />
[1] answer were it not for the fact that the multiple file upload<br />
option is greyed out. Come to think of it, does that option use<br />
ActiveX, so not available in a proper browser?<br />
<br />
[1] Insofar as anything associated with SharePoint can be said to be<br />
"perfect"<br />
<br />
-- <br />
Smite the Unbeliever
Wed, 15 Jul 2015 18:13:20 +0100 http://ixion.org.uk/digest/0.06214200 1437003921/
Re: Setting? http://ixion.org.uk/digest/0.62219100 1437003921/ Paul Willis <flymo748-at-googlemail.com> said:<br />
<br />
> I'd take it as the incorrect word when they meant to say "scenario".<br />
<br />
Don't think that works, as yoy can't have a scenario adminstering it.<br />
<br />
Possibly an abuse of English to mean "site", which itself would be<br />
poor English but would mean they could use the form for more places<br />
than just schools.<br />
<br />
-- <br />
Smite the Unbeliever
Wed, 15 Jul 2015 18:03:11 +0100 http://ixion.org.uk/digest/0.62219100 1437003921/
MINTR http://ixion.org.uk/digest/0.73687400 1437003922/ <br />
<br />
<br />
> The Lone Ranger and Tonto were out of ammo and surrounded by Native <br />
> North Americans<br />
> who were rightfully aggrieved by the destruction of their environment, land,<br />
> resources, culture and population by mass European immigration and genocide.<br />
><br />
> "Looks like we're in trouble," said the laconic Lone Ranger.<br />
> "What do you mean, 'we', white man?" replied Tonto.<br />
<br />
See also myself and my mate John Foot when we walked into a shebeen in<br />
Notting Hill in about 1979 searching for his sister.<br />
<br />
Actually we had a bloody good evening. And night. Or so John told me.<br />
<br />
-- <br />
Best regards,<br />
John mailto:john-at-warrs.eclipse.co.uk<br />
Skype: johnpwarr<br />
<br />
<br />
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Wed, 15 Jul 2015 17:29:43 +0100 http://ixion.org.uk/digest/0.73687400 1437003922/
Re: Banbury run. http://ixion.org.uk/digest/0.58745500 1437003923/ ><br />
>The LWB Connect I borrow from work for the purpose has a bulkhead, so<br />
>folding down seats is not an option. However the GasGas and the Ner-a-Car<br />
>both fit nicely on the diagonal. But not both at the same time.<br />
<br />
Sir needs a Transit pick up with tail lift, Sir does. That'll carry four<br />
dirt bikes and a shite old BMW R1100 with panniers and a handling problem.<br />
<br />
The ability for handlebars to poke out over the sides and the 9 million<br />
mile headroom (reducing to 250,000 miles at night) makes for easy loading.<br />
And the poor sod who walked in backwards, holding the wheel straight, does<br />
not end up trapped and having to clamber over the 'bikes to get out of the<br />
van. [He can just bail out over the side].<br />
<br />
Hoddy<br />
<br />
-- <br />
Mark-at-markhodson.com<br />
-- Please reply to mark-at-markhodson.com - I use this Gmail outgoing address<br />
when I'm away from my PC.<br />
Being on a yacht is, at best, like being in a Premier Inn during an<br />
earthquake.
Wed, 15 Jul 2015 17:00:01 +0100 http://ixion.org.uk/digest/0.58745500 1437003923/