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

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

Postby WHU_Del on Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:56 pm

westham,eggyandchips wrote:I thought I spotted a London Underground tattoo on Jonjo Shelvey on the box the other day. Anyone got an idea what station it is?

Harold Hill, even though that's not a tube station, and it's not written in capitals:
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby westham,eggyandchips on Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:32 am

Was DL on last weeks episode of The Graham Norton Show?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0 ... -episode-1

Check it out from 42:30
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby RichieRiv on Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:02 am

Neither is it written in the correct font (Johnston).

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

Postby sussexhammer74 on Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:32 pm

Where does the phrase "Jesus Christ on a ****ing bike" or "Christ on a bike"?

Just saw it in the match thread and made me laugh (even though it was after Randolph had ballsed up for their 2nd).
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby DasNutNock on Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:34 pm

Came down from heaven on a Yamaha?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby hammerdivone on Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:33 am

westham,eggyandchips wrote:Was DL on last weeks episode of The Graham Norton Show?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0 ... -episode-1" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Check it out from 42:30


Party on Wayne :D
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Francoisvander or else on Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:25 am

Has human hair started growing faster? There a proliferation of Turkish Barbers in my town. We used to have 3 barbers shops max in the town, we now have 6 with another one due to open and all 4 of the new shops are Turkish.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby hammerdivone on Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:34 am

Francoisvander or else wrote:Has human hair started growing faster? There a proliferation of Turkish Barbers in my town. We used to have 3 barbers shops max in the town, we now have 6 with another one due to open and all 4 of the new shops are Turkish.


Due to terrorism issues, the economy in Turkey around the tourist resorts sadly has pretty much halved over the last few years. I suspect there's quite a few come over to join the families already here to try their luck here. Without typecasting it's that or a restaurant/ takeaway as something they know well.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby RichieRiv on Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:50 pm

Francoisvander or else wrote:Has human hair started growing faster? There a proliferation of Turkish Barbers in my town. We used to have 3 barbers shops max in the town, we now have 6 with another one due to open and all 4 of the new shops are Turkish.


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

Postby sendô on Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:32 pm

Crossed eyed people. How does that work, do they see two images?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby 1875Hammer on Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:37 am

sendô wrote:Crossed eyed people. How does that work, do they see two images?


Yes. Everybody with 2 eyes sees 2 images.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby sendô on Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:56 am

Yes, but they can't focus both eyes on the same point can they? So they're two completely separate imges, rather than with most people it's the same thing viewed from slightly different angles?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby vietnammer on Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:30 am

Back to the barbers issue, there is some kind of traditional 'thing' about Turkish Barbers. Barbers in Saudi would advertise themselves as Turkish. I've noticed for some years that (as said above) the number of these gaffs has grown in the UK. It's not so much Turkish as Kurdish (it seems). I used to get me buzz-cut from a Turkish bloke in Loughborough and me last one from a place called Erbil (Iraqi Kurdistan) in Sheffield.

Then again I used to go to a bloke called Lucas in Romford and he was Armenian
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby DasNutNock on Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:40 am

sendô wrote:Yes, but they can't focus both eyes on the same point can they? So they're two completely separate imges, rather than with most people it's the same thing viewed from slightly different angles?


The brain does a lot of the work in "fusing" both images together - presumably cross-eyed people's brains have to work harder to create a 3D picture of the world around them?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Bitter 'n' Twisted on Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:50 am

sendô wrote:Crossed eyed people. How does that work, do they see two images?


1875Hammer wrote:Yes. Everybody with 2 eyes sees 2 images.


Actually most of the time we don't "see" anything! Our brains paints a picture in our mind of what we believe to be there until we notice something new. That is why things appear to "pop up" in places and surprise us.

In fact when you turn your head (with open eyes) your brain 'turns off' your eyes completely. Otherwise you would experience motion sickness. (Doing this in new environments causes the brain to apply a type of correction similar to 'image stabilisation' found in cameras today). What you think you are seeing during this time is in fact recent memories of the various view points. That is why you can not scan a room you have never been in before as quickly as a familiar room. It's also why you sometimes find your car keys or phone where you think you have already looked!

But I have seen West Ham win the FA Cup… at least I think I have
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby uptonparkhurst on Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:04 am

sendô wrote:Yes, but they can't focus both eyes on the same point can they? So they're two completely separate imges, rather than with most people it's the same thing viewed from slightly different angles?


DasNutNock wrote:The brain does a lot of the work in "fusing" both images together - presumably cross-eyed people's brains have to work harder to create a 3D picture of the world around them?


What normally happens is that the brain suppresses the image of the weaker eye. (A lot depends on the
disparity between the visual acuity of each eye) resulting in the condition called amblyopia (lazy eye)
where the vision in the weaker eye is poor at best near-blind at worst. Fusion of the two images is highly
unlikely unless the problem is dealt with in childhood.People with amblyopia struggle to judge distance and depth.
Speaking personally, I was embarrassingly bad at small ball games like tennis, and I cannot hang a picture "straight" or cut straight or plane level. The act of reading is very tiring, for some reason.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby westham,eggyandchips on Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:01 pm

Solar Panels

Anyone got them on the roof, if so how much does it cost, how much does it save and how long before you see a return on the cost?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby warp on Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:11 pm

westham,eggyandchips wrote:how long before you see a return on the cost?

in england? about 832 years i'd guess.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby sendô on Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:29 pm

westham,eggyandchips wrote:Solar Panels

Anyone got them on the roof, if so how much does it cost, how much does it save and how long before you see a return on the cost?

Need to do some maths chap.

Area you can cover and so amount of kwh expected to be generated in a year - divided from current cost of electricity, knowing roughly how much you use in a year, plus install costs.

There's also the option of exporting to the grid, if they'll have it.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby uptonparkhurst on Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:46 pm

How much do solar panels weigh?
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