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

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

Postby sendô on Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:25 pm

Why is it called a "green room"?

Why do we call plans "blueprints"?

Why do I still have to have a landline telephone in order to get broadband?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby James P on Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:23 pm

Why do boxing broadcasters always take the clock off the screen for the last ten seconds of the round?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Johnny Byrne's Boots on Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:46 pm

^^^ The TV clock is started by the caption operator and isn't locked to the official timekeeper's stopwatch, so it's possible and indeed likely they won't agree on exactly when the round should end. To avoid embarrassment and accusations of shenanigans the unofficial TV clock is taken off near the end.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Shanghai Hammer on Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:07 am

The Opta stats that get collected for every major match. How do they collect the data? The know how many miles each players ran during each game for example. Does each player have a chip in their strip somewhere? That wouldn’t be so difficult to do but when it comes to stats like passes completed that’s pretty hard to automate. Without automation it would take a lot of manpower to collect all this data so I’m curious how it is all done.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby neil_d on Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:02 am

Lots of man power, as far as I've heard, e.g. https://youtu.be/Z52mmpF2wLg
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby RichieRiv on Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:01 pm

Seeing as though it's like a summer's day, were it to stay like this throughout the autumn and winter, would the trees still loose their leaves and would the blossom again?

I suppose what I'm asking is if temperatures remained the same would we have 2 autumns?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby hammerdivone on Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:17 pm

RichieRiv wrote:Seeing as though it's like a summer's day, were it to stay like this throughout the autumn and winter, would the trees still loose their leaves and would the blossom again?

I suppose what I'm asking is if temperatures remained the same would we have 2 autumns?


Funnily enough I have a plum tree that is currently blossoming for the 2nd time this year, it's very confused.

I'm pretty sure deciduous trees would keep lose leaves, albeit later, even if the temperatures stayed higher than normal.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby somerset-hammer on Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:57 am

The sun is red today.

There's a strange orange/yellow tint in the sky.

Why is this?

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

Postby sendô on Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:41 am

You've awoken on Mars.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby rare as rockinghorse shat on Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:47 am

If I was to win an obscene amount of money, would I be able to freely give as much as I wanted to, to anyone I wanted to, without facing any sort of tax/inheritance penalties etc?

If so, are there ways to circumvent this? I.e. directly paying their mortgage, or buying a house and selling it to them for a quid etc?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby sendô on Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:56 am

My understanding is you can't, and there are ways but they're more complicated that you've described.

So how much did you win?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby hammerdivone on Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:12 pm

somerset-hammer wrote:The sun is red today.

There's a strange orange/yellow tint in the sky.

Why is this?

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Ophelia is picking up Sahara dust into the atmosphere
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby rare as rockinghorse shat on Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:17 pm

sendô wrote:So how much did you win?


I wish mate
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Wembley1966 on Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:42 pm

rare as rockinghorse shat wrote:If I was to win an obscene amount of money, would I be able to freely give as much as I wanted to, to anyone I wanted to, without facing any sort of tax/inheritance penalties etc?

If so, are there ways to circumvent this? I.e. directly paying their mortgage, or buying a house and selling it to them for a quid etc?

Providing that you live for 7 years after a gift, then you can give as much as you want to whoever. Before 7 years then there's a sliding scale of IHT. You can give as much as you want to your spouse at anytime. If you were to win it in the US and are a British resident for tax purposes, then make sure you fill out the relevant IRS forms and you should get all your winnings.

No easy way to circumvent - definitely not using any of your examples. If you think that you're not going to live another 7 years then you could try setting up trusts to put the money you want to give away into - but they typically then wouldn't get anything until you've died!
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Mega Ron on Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:23 pm

rare as rockinghorse shat wrote:If I was to win an obscene amount of money, would I be able to freely give as much as I wanted to, to anyone I wanted to, without facing any sort of tax/inheritance penalties etc?

If so, are there ways to circumvent this? I.e. directly paying their mortgage, or buying a house and selling it to them for a quid etc?


I expect you'd need to claim that you were all in a consortium of some kind. Say you wont £100 million on the lottery and wanted to give aunt Nora £500k you could say that she contributed 1p towards the ticket.

I hope that is true and that lottery winner draw up elaborate documents showing the contributions from each family member.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby warp on Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:32 pm

somerset-hammer wrote:The sun is red today.

There's a strange orange/yellow tint in the sky.

Why is this?

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believe it or not, it's called extinction.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Monkeybubbles on Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:39 pm

Wembley1966 wrote:Providing that you live for 7 years after a gift, then you can give as much as you want to whoever. Before 7 years then there's a sliding scale of IHT.


And you can give me (or someone else if you really prefer) up to £325k before inheritance tax kicks in via the seven year rule.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Greatest Cockney Rip Off on Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:40 pm

hammerdivone wrote:Ophelia is picking up Sahara dust into the atmosphere


It's just been reported that it's smoke from wildfires in Portugal that's causing the funny colours.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby warp on Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:49 pm

Greatest Cockney Rip Off wrote:It's just been reported that it's smoke from wildfires in Portugal that's causing the funny colours.


yesterday was terrible, 35 dead in about a 100 different fires.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby hammerdivone on Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:39 pm

hammerdivone wrote:Ophelia is picking up Sahara dust into the atmosphere

Greatest Cockney Rip Off wrote:It's just been reported that it's smoke from wildfires in Portugal that's causing the funny colours.


Both apparently
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