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

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

Postby Johnny Byrne's Boots on Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:21 pm

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

Postby Hammer1972 on Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:26 pm

Johnny Byrne's Boots wrote:Dilbert


And now we know what White Goodman looks like...
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby sendô on Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:45 pm

Blind people - how do they know when they've finished wiping their arse?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby DasNutNock on Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:56 pm

sendô wrote:Blind people - how do they know when they've finished wiping their arse?


Haven't lost their sense of taste, have they.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby The Boleyn Hound on Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:44 pm

When and why did Muesli become synonymous with "liberals"?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby WHU_Del on Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:24 pm

Containers.
They have all sorts of numbers on them, I assume to aid in tracking them. Is there a single database that monitors where all the containers are, or do individual owners monitor their own? I assume ports can check who owns a particular container so that they can charge them for the time it's taking up space? What if they can't trace the owner? Does it then belong to the port?
What happens if a container gets too badly damaged, or gets sold for other uses, and the owners forget to take it off the database?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Burningaham on Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:31 pm

Why don't KFC deliver?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Morocco Mole on Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:01 am

Burningaham wrote:Why don't KFC deliver?


Bizarrely they do in Thailand.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Johnny Byrne's Boots on Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:22 am

How do they stop it getting cold?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby delbert on Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:24 pm

WHU_Del wrote:Containers.
They have all sorts of numbers on them, I assume to aid in tracking them. Is there a single database that monitors where all the containers are, or do individual owners monitor their own? I assume ports can check who owns a particular container so that they can charge them for the time it's taking up space? What if they can't trace the owner? Does it then belong to the port?
What happens if a container gets too badly damaged, or gets sold for other uses, and the owners forget to take it off the database?


That's bordering on container fetishism, do you get sexually aroused when driving past Tilbury..? :D
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby WHU_Del on Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:42 pm

delbert wrote: That's bordering on container fetishism, do you get sexually aroused when driving past Tilbury..? :D

I see them going through the station at work quite often, and when you get bored on a quiet night shift, you get to wondering...
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby East Sussex Hammer on Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:47 pm

WHU_Del wrote:Containers.
They have all sorts of numbers on them, I assume to aid in tracking them. Is there a single database that monitors where all the containers are, or do individual owners monitor their own? I assume ports can check who owns a particular container so that they can charge them for the time it's taking up space? What if they can't trace the owner? Does it then belong to the port?
What happens if a container gets too badly damaged, or gets sold for other uses, and the owners forget to take it off the database?


To help you a little each containers shipping number is unique to the company that owns it. In a moderen computerised system they can track the container down to exactly where it is in any port.

The first 4 letters of the container number tell you who owns said container and the rest of the number is their reference number for that container.

They do not very often lose them unless its overboard but there will be a log on each vessel which can tell you where every container is on that ship so easy to work out whats gone missing. I am sure there is a compliance bod somewhere checking as to whether the should write containers off etc etc. Hope that helps.
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