Out of the Blue

So today is the convergence of National Cheeseburger Day (in the US) and Batman Day. Do you have the urge to celebrate either or both? Then I strongly urge you not to view this video which, sort of, encapsulates both. Extra credit for achieving this truly disgusting milestone in the bat suit. Having to get out of that thing for a bathroom emergency seems like a real possibility.

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Re: Out of the Blue
Sep 20, 2021, 20:25
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Re: Out of the Blue Sep 20, 2021, 20:25
Sep 20, 2021, 20:25
 
Beamer wrote on Sep 20, 2021, 17:04:
Razumen wrote on Sep 20, 2021, 10:21:
Beamer wrote on Sep 20, 2021, 07:22:
lochwinnoch78 wrote on Sep 20, 2021, 06:42:
re: Britain Signals Intent to Revert to the Imperial System

I think this is nothing more than a dead-cat distraction thrown into the media by the government. Shops and manufacturers are not going to be interested in changing all weighing equipment, packaging, signage, labelling etc for no benefit whatsoever. And no mass in the public is asking for it to happen.

It's one of the strategic blood-boilers that this government likes to throw out and dominate the headlines with to take focus off of - in this case - Boris' recent cabinet shuffle to put even more of his cronies close to him and throw out troublemakers to his agenda. Notice how that disappeared from headlines before it even got the chance to be analysed to assess its true impact.

60% of people under 40 in the UK use metric. 12% of those over 60 do.

Once again, old people voting ruin things for future generations with their "how we've always done it is best" mentality

Calm down. Allowing shops to sell in Imperial units if they want to isn't going to bring down society.

No, but first off, they're already allowed to sell in Imperial units. They always were. This forced them to also use metric.


It isn't the "end of the world," and I certainly didn't imply it was, but people here freak out when devices use non-standard adapters. This is encouraging a step back to non-standard measurement, out of sync with the rest of the world, because many people over 40 are too ignorant to adapt.

A change like this, to something objectively better, takes two to three generations, and a country shouldn't hold itself back because it scares people over 40. Sticking with imperial is gloating over your own ignorance.

Imperial is a standardized form of measurement. Nothing wrong with knowing both.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Sep 20, 2021, 17:04
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Re: Out of the Blue Sep 20, 2021, 17:04
Sep 20, 2021, 17:04
 
Razumen wrote on Sep 20, 2021, 10:21:
Beamer wrote on Sep 20, 2021, 07:22:
lochwinnoch78 wrote on Sep 20, 2021, 06:42:
re: Britain Signals Intent to Revert to the Imperial System

I think this is nothing more than a dead-cat distraction thrown into the media by the government. Shops and manufacturers are not going to be interested in changing all weighing equipment, packaging, signage, labelling etc for no benefit whatsoever. And no mass in the public is asking for it to happen.

It's one of the strategic blood-boilers that this government likes to throw out and dominate the headlines with to take focus off of - in this case - Boris' recent cabinet shuffle to put even more of his cronies close to him and throw out troublemakers to his agenda. Notice how that disappeared from headlines before it even got the chance to be analysed to assess its true impact.

60% of people under 40 in the UK use metric. 12% of those over 60 do.

Once again, old people voting ruin things for future generations with their "how we've always done it is best" mentality

Calm down. Allowing shops to sell in Imperial units if they want to isn't going to bring down society.

No, but first off, they're already allowed to sell in Imperial units. They always were. This forced them to also use metric.


It isn't the "end of the world," and I certainly didn't imply it was, but people here freak out when devices use non-standard adapters. This is encouraging a step back to non-standard measurement, out of sync with the rest of the world, because many people over 40 are too ignorant to adapt.

A change like this, to something objectively better, takes two to three generations, and a country shouldn't hold itself back because it scares people over 40. Sticking with imperial is gloating over your own ignorance.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Sep 20, 2021, 13:43
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Re: Out of the Blue Sep 20, 2021, 13:43
Sep 20, 2021, 13:43
 
Razumen wrote on Sep 20, 2021, 10:21:
Calm down. Allowing shops to sell in Imperial units if they want to isn't going to bring down society.
Are you sure about that?

I don't see how it can be anything other than distraction. Get the news talking about something else, because I can't believe anyone thinks this makes a bit of difference to anyone or anything.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Sep 20, 2021, 10:21
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Re: Out of the Blue Sep 20, 2021, 10:21
Sep 20, 2021, 10:21
 
Beamer wrote on Sep 20, 2021, 07:22:
lochwinnoch78 wrote on Sep 20, 2021, 06:42:
re: Britain Signals Intent to Revert to the Imperial System

I think this is nothing more than a dead-cat distraction thrown into the media by the government. Shops and manufacturers are not going to be interested in changing all weighing equipment, packaging, signage, labelling etc for no benefit whatsoever. And no mass in the public is asking for it to happen.

It's one of the strategic blood-boilers that this government likes to throw out and dominate the headlines with to take focus off of - in this case - Boris' recent cabinet shuffle to put even more of his cronies close to him and throw out troublemakers to his agenda. Notice how that disappeared from headlines before it even got the chance to be analysed to assess its true impact.

60% of people under 40 in the UK use metric. 12% of those over 60 do.

Once again, old people voting ruin things for future generations with their "how we've always done it is best" mentality

Calm down. Allowing shops to sell in Imperial units if they want to isn't going to bring down society.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Sep 20, 2021, 07:22
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Re: Out of the Blue Sep 20, 2021, 07:22
Sep 20, 2021, 07:22
 
lochwinnoch78 wrote on Sep 20, 2021, 06:42:
re: Britain Signals Intent to Revert to the Imperial System

I think this is nothing more than a dead-cat distraction thrown into the media by the government. Shops and manufacturers are not going to be interested in changing all weighing equipment, packaging, signage, labelling etc for no benefit whatsoever. And no mass in the public is asking for it to happen.

It's one of the strategic blood-boilers that this government likes to throw out and dominate the headlines with to take focus off of - in this case - Boris' recent cabinet shuffle to put even more of his cronies close to him and throw out troublemakers to his agenda. Notice how that disappeared from headlines before it even got the chance to be analysed to assess its true impact.

60% of people under 40 in the UK use metric. 12% of those over 60 do.

Once again, old people voting ruin things for future generations with their "how we've always done it is best" mentality
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Re: Out of the Blue
Sep 20, 2021, 06:42
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Re: Out of the Blue Sep 20, 2021, 06:42
Sep 20, 2021, 06:42
 
re: Britain Signals Intent to Revert to the Imperial System

I think this is nothing more than a dead-cat distraction thrown into the media by the government. Shops and manufacturers are not going to be interested in changing all weighing equipment, packaging, signage, labelling etc for no benefit whatsoever. And no mass in the public is asking for it to happen.

It's one of the strategic blood-boilers that this government likes to throw out and dominate the headlines with to take focus off of - in this case - Boris' recent cabinet shuffle to put even more of his cronies close to him and throw out troublemakers to his agenda. Notice how that disappeared from headlines before it even got the chance to be analysed to assess its true impact.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Sep 19, 2021, 21:27
Kxmode
 
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Re: Out of the Blue Sep 19, 2021, 21:27
Sep 19, 2021, 21:27
 Kxmode
 
jacobvandy wrote on Sep 19, 2021, 03:01:
Kxmode wrote on Sep 18, 2021, 20:02:
McDonald's doesn't sell cheeseburgers. They sell meat and cheese sandwiches.

* unmelted cheese
* a single sad pickle
* a dab of onions
* wilted meat patties that have the appearance of being "microwaved"
* half-a-spoon of ketchup (always in one spot)

If you're going to honor National Cheeseburger Day, don't do it at McDonald's. McDonald's is an insult to cheeseburgers.

Asinine semantics aside, . . . Quantity over quality is what made them #1, and their cheeseburgers are fine if that's what you're looking for. My only problem with it is that they charge way too much now for what you get, 'cause so many weirdos decided they're willing to pay extra to make a "dining experience" out of what is supposed to be a quick and crappy meal.
You and I literally talk about the same thing: low quality food. You did it your way. I did it my way. Neither use "asinine semantics."

Word of advice, don't start off by insulting the other person, and then proceed to agree with them in your own words.
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Re: Well that wasn't as bad as I thought.
Sep 19, 2021, 11:47
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Re: Well that wasn't as bad as I thought. Sep 19, 2021, 11:47
Sep 19, 2021, 11:47
 
The Flying Penguin wrote on Sep 19, 2021, 10:04:
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 18, 2021, 20:56:
Captain Sully's Minute-by-Minute Description of The Miracle On The Hudson https://youtu.be/w6EblErBJqw
hollywoods version https://youtu.be/-6HYMpmxdaA?t=49

Much as I love Tom Hanks, that whole 'trial' in the movie never happened. That was hollywood creating suspense.

If you want the the most accurate recreation of Miracle on the Hudson, and the investigation afterwards, check out Air Crash Investigation S10E05: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrUR3q25g9g

This series is famous for accurate recreations using testimony, radio and flight recordings. They also had a very good actor play Sully in the recreation.
Thanks, I'll watch it.

As for the hollywood drama https://www.cntraveler.com/story/what-the-sully-movie-gets-wrong
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Re: Well that wasn't as bad as I thought.
Sep 19, 2021, 10:04
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Re: Well that wasn't as bad as I thought. Sep 19, 2021, 10:04
Sep 19, 2021, 10:04
 
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 18, 2021, 20:56:
Captain Sully's Minute-by-Minute Description of The Miracle On The Hudson https://youtu.be/w6EblErBJqw
hollywoods version https://youtu.be/-6HYMpmxdaA?t=49

Much as I love Tom Hanks, that whole 'trial' in the movie never happened. That was hollywood creating suspense.

If you want the the most accurate recreation of Miracle on the Hudson, and the investigation afterwards, check out Air Crash Investigation S10E05: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrUR3q25g9g

This series is famous for accurate recreations using testimony, radio and flight recordings. They also had a very good actor play Sully in the recreation.

This comment was edited on Sep 19, 2021, 10:18.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Sep 19, 2021, 03:01
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Sep 19, 2021, 03:01
 
Kxmode wrote on Sep 18, 2021, 20:02:
McDonald's doesn't sell cheeseburgers. They sell meat and cheese sandwiches.

* unmelted cheese
* a single sad pickle
* a dab of onions
* wilted meat patties that have the appearance of being "microwaved"
* half-a-spoon of ketchup (always in one spot)

If you're going to honor National Cheeseburger Day, don't do it at McDonald's. McDonald's is an insult to cheeseburgers.

Asinine semantics aside, they probably deserve the holiday the most for basically inventing fast food. Quantity over quality is what made them #1, and their cheeseburgers are fine if that's what you're looking for. My only problem with it is that they charge way too much now for what you get, 'cause so many weirdos decided they're willing to pay extra to make a "dining experience" out of what is supposed to be a quick and crappy meal. So they remodel all their restaurants and expand the menu and cater to the whiny "breakfast all day" crowd, and now the prices are higher for everyone. Give me a little drive-thru shack with 8 things on the menu so I can get a decent price on a double cheeseburger anytime, not just one day a year with a long wait from the huge crowds.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Sep 19, 2021, 02:29
El Pit
 
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Re: Out of the Blue Sep 19, 2021, 02:29
Sep 19, 2021, 02:29
 El Pit
 
The UK going back in time even further. And in some places, they now even got empty shelves in their shops. Yes, life is great.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Sep 18, 2021, 21:32
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Sep 18, 2021, 21:32
 
I’m looking forward to Succession.
And now for something completely different. Monologue: I Don't Recall | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)
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Re: Out of the Blue
Sep 18, 2021, 21:30
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I don't know what the proper adjectives for Chesley Burnett "Sully" Sullenberger III should be. I suspect it would take half a dozen at least to get close to be appropriate. I hope he is still remembered as a great man 100 years from now.
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Well that wasn't as bad as I thought.
Sep 18, 2021, 20:56
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Well that wasn't as bad as I thought. Sep 18, 2021, 20:56
Sep 18, 2021, 20:56
 
Captain Sully's Minute-by-Minute Description of The Miracle On The Hudson https://youtu.be/w6EblErBJqw
hollywoods version https://youtu.be/-6HYMpmxdaA?t=49
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Re: Out of the Blue
Sep 18, 2021, 20:02
Kxmode
 
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Re: Out of the Blue Sep 18, 2021, 20:02
Sep 18, 2021, 20:02
 Kxmode
 
McDonald's doesn't sell cheeseburgers. They sell meat and cheese sandwiches.

* unmelted cheese
* a single sad pickle
* a dab of onions
* wilted meat patties that have the appearance of being "microwaved"
* half-a-spoon of ketchup (always in one spot)

If you're going to honor National Cheeseburger Day, don't do it at McDonald's. McDonald's is an insult to cheeseburgers.
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Re: 195,955,200,000,000 = 70 x 60 x 60 x 60 x 60 x 60 x 60 x 60
Sep 18, 2021, 19:50
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Re: 195,955,200,000,000 = 70 x 60 x 60 x 60 x 60 x 60 x 60 x 60 Sep 18, 2021, 19:50
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Hattori Hanzō wrote on Sep 18, 2021, 16:37:
The Constant of Nineveh correlates to the revolution of all the bodies of the solar system, including satellites.

It was first found on a clay Sumerian tablet with cuneiform found in the library of the Assyrian tyrant Ashurbanipal (669-626 BC).

Maurice G. Chatelain was the one who discovered the Constant of Ninevah to be in seconds. He calculated it to be 2,268 million days of 86,400 seconds each or 6.2 million years.

Chatelain writes, “Every period of revolution or conjunction of all the solar system bodies calculated by the Constant of Nineveh corresponded exactly down to several decimal points with the values given in the modern tables of United States astronomers… I have not been able to find even a single period of revolution or conjunction of a solar system planet or satellite that would not be an exact fraction down to the fourth decimal point of the Great Constant of the Solar System.”

Fascinating. As a student of history it never ceases to amaze me just how much more our ancient ancestors knew about various things at various points in time. Places like Granada in Spain had street lighting and indoor plumbing for a city of 50k+ people by the 8th century. We certainly seem to have always been a species of stargazers given how many ancient cultures had mapped the heavens and created calendars around them. This is something that virtually every ancient culture managed to do with impressive acumen. We - as a species - never would have sailed to new lands, nor had traded or known any other cultures had we not studied and catelogued the heavens intimately. Great feats that never cease to impress me.

As Darth Vader put it so aptly...Impressive. Most impressive.

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Re: Out of the Blue
Sep 18, 2021, 17:33
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I thought the moon landings were faked?
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195,955,200,000,000 = 70 x 60 x 60 x 60 x 60 x 60 x 60 x 60
Sep 18, 2021, 16:37
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195,955,200,000,000 = 70 x 60 x 60 x 60 x 60 x 60 x 60 x 60 Sep 18, 2021, 16:37
Sep 18, 2021, 16:37
 
The Constant of Nineveh correlates to the revolution of all the bodies of the solar system, including satellites.

It was first found on a clay Sumerian tablet with cuneiform found in the library of the Assyrian tyrant Ashurbanipal (669-626 BC).

Maurice G. Chatelain was the one who discovered the Constant of Ninevah to be in seconds. He calculated it to be 2,268 million days of 86,400 seconds each or 6.2 million years.

Chatelain writes, “Every period of revolution or conjunction of all the solar system bodies calculated by the Constant of Nineveh corresponded exactly down to several decimal points with the values given in the modern tables of United States astronomers… I have not been able to find even a single period of revolution or conjunction of a solar system planet or satellite that would not be an exact fraction down to the fourth decimal point of the Great Constant of the Solar System.”
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Re: maths
Sep 18, 2021, 16:34
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  • The Radius of the Moon is 1,080 miles = 3 x 360.
  • The diameter of the Moon is 2,160 miles = 6 x 360 = 18 x 1 x 2 x 3 x 4 x 5.
  • The Radius of Earth is 3,960 miles = 11 x 360 = 33 x 1 x 2 x 3 x 4 x 5.
  • The Radius of Earth + Radius of Moon is 5,040 miles = 1 x 2 x 3 x 4 x 5 x 6 x 7 = 7 x 8 x 9 x 10.
  • The Diameter of Earth is 7,920 miles = 8 x 9 x 10 x 11.
  • There are 5,280 feet in a mile = (10 x 11 x 12 x 13) – (9 x 10 x 11 x 12).
  • From the surface of the Earth, the Sun and Moon appear to be the same size.
  • The size of the Moon compared to the Earth is 3:11 (99.9%).
  • If you pull the Moon down to touch the Earth, then draw a circle around the Earth through the center of the Moon - it will have a circumference equal to the perimeter of a square enclosing the Earth.
  • The Earth-Moon proportion is also precisely invoked by our two planetary neighbors, Venus and Mars – The closest:farthest distance ratio that each experiences of the other is 3:11. We orbit between them.
  • The Moon orbits the Earth every 27.3 days, which is also the average rotation of a sunspot.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Sep 18, 2021, 16:19
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Micas wrote on Sep 18, 2021, 16:15:
I read that as "Fred Durst found guilty of first-degree murder of music" and was pleased.

Maybe you were thinking of Phil Spector.
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