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Re: Stupid question of the day

December 6th, 2022, 6:38 pm

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I beat one of these guys in the Irish judo championship way back when I was a yellow belt and he a black belt. Rough northside inner city lad trying to rough up a TCD senior freshman, what? When we meet up at airports, for example, we exchange pleasantries (*) but we never we never talk about it. It would be crass.
These guys confer accolades on each other. They won't get a belt any other way.
A commmon theme was the obsession with power, irrespective of the scope and influence.

(*) apart from that coup in IJA.
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Re: Stupid question of the day

December 7th, 2022, 7:24 am

"I've danced with a man, who's danced with a girl, who's danced with the Prince of Wales."
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

December 7th, 2022, 6:50 pm

"I've danced with a man, who's danced with a girl, who's danced with the Prince of Wales."
That's OK, so long it wasn't a Liberal Democrat.
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Re: Stupid question of the day

December 11th, 2022, 1:06 pm

Why is the joyfull song that is Right Said Fred's "I'm too sexy" found on so few Christmas playlists?
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

December 11th, 2022, 1:29 pm

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Re: Stupid question of the day

December 11th, 2022, 9:30 pm

Why is the joyfull song that is Right Said Fred's "I'm too sexy" found on so few Christmas playlists?
Word gets around, tags. We all know what you get up to the minute you hear that song.
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

December 23rd, 2022, 7:49 pm

Have you ever met someone who cuts hard-boiled eggs across the width?
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

December 23rd, 2022, 8:37 pm

yes, like Americans who are middle-endian mm/dd/yy
Euro litle endian dd/mm/yy
Japan big endian yy/mm/dd (the best, i.e. least ambiguous) ISO 8601

Jacob Rees Mogg uses the Euro style.




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Re: Stupid question of the day

December 23rd, 2022, 10:26 pm

Have you ever met someone who cuts hard-boiled eggs across the width?
Just today I did exactly that. It was carefully considered, designed to maximise stability for second and third cuts.
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

December 24th, 2022, 12:11 am

Across the width sounds similarly dubious as the size of a giraffe. Not to mention cutting the poor animal, as some monsters envisaged once…
Would it be a cut of low of high eccentricity? Hyperbole or en egglipse? Ovic section!
Seriously, what would be the “conic” curve formula for an egg? What would be a planetary system in which hen version of Kepler laws apply?
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

December 27th, 2022, 8:37 am

How would Generation Snowflake cope with scratchy toilet paper?
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

December 27th, 2022, 11:53 am

You don't expect any pictures, do you?
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

January 1st, 2023, 5:11 pm

Is there anything more irritating than end-notes at the end of each chapter of a handbook?
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

January 3rd, 2023, 3:33 pm

Say you have colleagues today starting their messages in chartooms/online discussions with "HNY!" standing - I assume - for "Happy New Year".  Shall you come to the conclusion they don't give a sh*t?
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

January 3rd, 2023, 4:45 pm

Say you have colleagues today starting their messages in chartooms/online discussions with "HNY!" standing - I assume - for "Happy New Year".  Shall you come to the conclusion they don't give a sh*t?
Hehe. Similarly, given keyboard completion, nobody should ever write `xmas' !