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Postby Six String » 03 Dec 2020, 01:49

Minnie the Minx wrote:Be alert and be aware
When you eat Ferrero Rocher
Hazelnuts are calorific
(800 k a cup, to be specific)


Are hazelnuts significantly higher in calories than other nuts?
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Postby Minnie the Minx » 03 Dec 2020, 13:14

I don’t know!
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Postby Minnie the Minx » 03 Dec 2020, 13:15

‘Train’ by Prince bears more than a passing resemblance to Bowie’s
‘Fashion’
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Someone in your line of work usually as their own man cave aka the shed we're they can potter around fixing stuff or something don't they?


Flower wrote:I just did a google search.

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Postby Minnie the Minx » 04 Dec 2020, 15:33

Image

This is a needle felted Dik Dik
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Someone in your line of work usually as their own man cave aka the shed we're they can potter around fixing stuff or something don't they?


Flower wrote:I just did a google search.

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Postby Minnie the Minx » 05 Dec 2020, 16:26

Some British Hospitals are ordering sleep pods for knackered staff:

https://www.wkyc.com/article/news/healt ... d1e2d3bd6c

I wish they had been around for years. Memories of being on call and realising it wasn't worth going home and having to wrestle a key for a starchy bed from a grumpy porter still loom large!
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Postby Six String » 05 Dec 2020, 16:33

There was an article in the NYT yesterday about a professor in British Columbia named Suzanne Simard who is studying mycorrhizas which is how trees and fungi have built a network that allows them to communicate between each other and exchange water and nutrients between them. I’ve read a little about this but don’t remember a name attached to the idea. Trees can send nutrients to sick trees and warn other trees if they are being attacked in some way so tgat others can produce chemicals to protect themselves. An ailing tree that is too far gone can give up nutrients to other trees and most importantly older trees (she calls them “mother trees” send nutrients to saplings to help them get started. Another important example is how clear cutting destroys this network and how it is better to remove trees selectively and carefully to preserve the network because the remaining trees remain healthier and trees replanted in a clear cut are less healthy and get sick more often because they don’t have a network to tap into. I’m sure they eventually build one but until then weather and pests can be hard on them. The article is behind a paywall so not much reason to post I guess and it’s very long but there is also a T.E.D. talk by Ms Simard to that one can access.
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Postby Rayge » 08 Dec 2020, 10:06

In timeless moments we live forever

You can't play a tune on an absolute

Negative Capability...when a man is capable of being in uncertainties, Mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact & reason”

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Postby Rorschach » 08 Dec 2020, 11:36

Rayge wrote:https://www.realclearscience.com/video/2020/11/26/why_the_ancient_greeks_couldnt_see_blue_651086.html


Don't have time to watch it but I'm fascinated. Could you post a quick summary by any chance?
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Postby Rorschach » 08 Dec 2020, 11:39

As an elderly man, Les Paul's fingers were so crippled by arthritis that he could only position the fingers of his left hand into one shape and move it up and down the fretboard while strumming with the other.

And he could still play a fuck of a lot better than I ever could.
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Postby Deebank » 08 Dec 2020, 13:40

Minnie the Minx wrote:Image

This is a needle felted Dik Dik



Presumably where Hull-based eighties indie band Dik Dik Dimorphic got their name from :?

Perhaps our resident Hull bands expert Prof knows?
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Postby The Prof » 08 Dec 2020, 14:10

I don't know much except that they weren't from Hull!

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Postby The Prof » 08 Dec 2020, 14:10

Anyway, I actually learnt a few days ago that I'd left BCB due to Covid 19!

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Postby Deebank » 08 Dec 2020, 15:45

The Prof wrote:I don't know much except that they weren't from Hull!


:o They were featured on '80s Hull indie comp Raging Sun!

Also featuring the legendary Spig and the Talking Fridge.... apropos of nothing.
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Postby Deebank » 08 Dec 2020, 15:46

The Prof wrote:Anyway, I actually learnt a few days ago that I'd left BCB due to Covid 19!



:( Sad news, I doubt we'll ever see your like again.
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Postby The Prof » 08 Dec 2020, 15:53

Deebank wrote:
The Prof wrote:I don't know much except that they weren't from Hull!


:o They were featured on '80s Hull indie comp Raging Sun!

Also featuring the legendary Spig and the Talking Fridge.... apropos of nothing.


Ah! Raging Sun?

The Leeds comp that was a spin off from the Leeds fanzine Rouska?

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Postby Minnie the Minx » 08 Dec 2020, 15:54

This seems quite a big deal

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.thegua ... legal-case

I had no idea such cases had arisen in the UK. That’s incredibly sad.
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Postby Deebank » 08 Dec 2020, 16:30

The Prof wrote:
Deebank wrote:
The Prof wrote:I don't know much except that they weren't from Hull!


:o They were featured on '80s Hull indie comp Raging Sun!

Also featuring the legendary Spig and the Talking Fridge.... apropos of nothing.


Ah! Raging Sun?

The Leeds comp that was a spin off from the Leeds fanzine Rouska?



Leeds... Yes, :oops: , It had The Wedding Present on it. I don't know why I thought it was Hull - I think there were lots of bands (two) with the word 'Martin' in their name, thus - via The Housemartins - Hull.

I just checked and Dik DIk Dimorphic were (and possibly still are) from Castleford.
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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby The Prof » 08 Dec 2020, 20:37

Deebank wrote: Dik DIk Dimorphic were (and possibly still are) from Castleford.


Maybe you were getting them mixed up with Sigue Sigue Sputnik although they were from London, which was 0. :?

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Postby Rorschach » 10 Dec 2020, 08:47

Fukushima industries got someone to design an anthropomorphised egg as a mascot and gave it an English name, which was a portmanteau of the company name and 'happy'.

It was called Fukuppy.
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Postby Minnie the Minx » 11 Dec 2020, 12:11

Hair salons collected hair to send to help in the clean up of this year’s Mauritius oil spill.
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