Things you've always wanted to know......

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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Burningaham on Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:40 pm

This bitcoin stuff. So there are data banks all over doing “complex mathematical equations” to earn fractions of bitcoin for their operators.

Why are the computers doing that and who is paying them the bitcoin?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby FreeWheeling on Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:59 pm

Not sure how this Bitcoin malarky works but the energy consumption for it is getting out of hand
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Johnny Byrne's Boots on Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:20 am

^^^^ You're right

Iceland is facing an "exponential" rise in Bitcoin mining that is gobbling up power resources, a spokesman for Icelandic energy firm HS Orka has said.

This year, electricity use at Bitcoin mining data centres is likely to exceed that of all Iceland's homes, according to Johann Snorri Sigurbergsson.

He said many potential customers were keen to get in on the act.

"If all these projects are realised, we won't have enough energy for it," he told the BBC.

more...
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby sendô on Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:06 pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-43062264
Which one of them is pregnant then? :?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Burningaham on Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:25 pm

sendô wrote:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-43062264
Which one of them is pregnant then? :?


No idea, but I’ve also no idea why it is a news story on the bbc.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Joyeux Marteau on Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:41 pm

When did indicating become optional and not mandatory?

My walk to and from work has become more interesting trying to guess which way people are turning at roundabouts.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby hammerdivone on Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:58 pm

How on earth did Fred Dibnah live so long?


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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Samba on Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:36 am

hammerdivone wrote:How on earth did Fred Dibnah live so long?

'king 'ell. Him & John Noakes. They don't make 'em like that anymore.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby S-H on Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:28 am

^^ What a character he was.

I genuinely wouldn't be able to climb a quarter of the way up that ladder! :shock:
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby pablo jaye on Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:58 am

At the start when he hauls himself off the ladder and over the planks .... at the top of the chimney!!!!!

I watched it last night and am still getting clammy hands now, just thinking about it!!
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Greatest Cockney Rip Off on Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:28 am

Northerners. They really were from a another planet back then ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0L1WOnR2KBY
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby view from the shires on Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:59 pm

hammerdivone wrote:How on earth did Fred Dibnah live so long?




My take on it is because he knew what he was doing and had the confidence to do it. Once you trust yourself on high buildings things are usually OK (focuses the mind).

Health and Safety law is undoing all the good work that evolution has put in since we started walking upright.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby -DL- on Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:11 pm

If I was to take my built in oven out and take it to the garden and pressure wash the inside, would it kill it, or if I left it for long enough to dry out would it be fine, or would I kill myself when I connected it back up?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby DasNutNock on Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:04 pm

-DL- wrote:If I was to take my built in oven out and take it to the garden and pressure wash the inside, would it kill it, or if I left it for long enough to dry out would it be fine, or would I kill myself when I connected it back up?


Prob be fine, boss, but there’s easier ways to clean an oven.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby westham,eggyandchips on Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:33 am

Why dont all the months in the year have 30 days giving us an even 360.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby -DL- on Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:24 am

DasNutNock wrote:
Prob be fine, boss, but there’s easier ways to clean an oven.


No doubt their is, but it's a job a totally hate. Messy, yucky, and the stuff proper stinks. :D

Seriously though, I wouldn't do it, but somebody planted the seed in my head to do that, and I was just wondering if it would be ok or not.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby BromleyHammer on Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:27 pm

I wouldn’t bother DL, there will be something in the oven that just won’t like the pressure wash
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby alkali on Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:50 pm

westham,eggyandchips wrote:Why dont all the months in the year have 30 days giving us an even 360.



er....because it takes 365 days to go round the sun?




and because the moon is made of cheese?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Hammer1972 on Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:11 pm

-DL- wrote:If I was to take my built in oven out and take it to the garden and pressure wash the inside, would it kill it, or if I left it for long enough to dry out would it be fine, or would I kill myself when I connected it back up?


I don't know if you'd kill yourself but I'm pretty certain you'll kill the oven...
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Monkeybubbles on Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:11 pm

Drury Lane ham. Why Drury Lane?
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