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

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

Postby the oldham stripper on Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:56 pm

Philosophical Dan wrote:There are many, many things that make me a c*nt. Tofu isn't one of them.



how the f**k do you barbecue a lump of tofu :lol:
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Philosophical Dan on Sun Jul 28, 2013 7:28 pm

I've not tried, but apparently, it's meant to be quite good on a q.

I like to stir fry it with some crunchy veg & a few oriental aromatics. A nice after-work supper that doesn't leave you feeling lead-footed & comatose.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Dyl on Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:20 pm

how the **** does a telephone work? How can I talk into a little bit of plastic and metal and someone thousands of miles away can hear me instantly. Ridiculous
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby delbert on Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:11 pm

The big build up......
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby -DL- on Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:55 pm

Dyl wrote:how the **** does a telephone work? How can I talk into a little bit of plastic and metal and someone thousands of miles away can hear me instantly. Ridiculous


The sound waves of your speech cause a paper/plastic diaphragm to vibrate, like a speaker in reverse. This is amplified by a coil around a magnet and converted in to an electric signal. This signal passes from your hand set in to binary code, to a receiver at a substation, which would be part of a network cell.

Once it reaches the substation, it goes down fibre optic or copper cable to the exchange where the call is routed to the person receiving, by copper wire, fibre optic, or satellite, or a combination of all 3 until it reaches it's destination.

The same applies to landlines, but with fibre optic and copper cable connecting to the exchange directly, where then the call is routed via whatever means to reach it's destination either next door or half way round the world.

Summink like that....
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby vietnammer on Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:05 pm

Czech Hammer wrote:What was happening twenty minutes before the big bang?


Well, nothing according to the physical theorists. Others say there was darkness across the face of the waters and still others say there was a giant turtle. You work it out.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Lee_WHU on Mon Jul 29, 2013 2:23 am

Dyer's Leg wrote:The sound waves of your speech cause a paper/plastic diaphragm to vibrate, like a speaker in reverse. This is amplified by a coil around a magnet and converted in to an electric signal. This signal passes from your hand set in to binary code, to a receiver at a substation, which would be part of a network cell.

Once it reaches the substation, it goes down fibre optic or copper cable to the exchange where the call is routed to the person receiving, by copper wire, fibre optic, or satellite, or a combination of all 3 until it reaches it's destination.

The same applies to landlines, but with fibre optic and copper cable connecting to the exchange directly, where then the call is routed via whatever means to reach it's destination either next door or half way round the world.

Summink like that....


When you really sit and think about it, that is one piece of amazing technology that doesn't get enough credit, it's just there and nobody thinks twice about it including me.... but it is a bit of a mind-blower :thup:
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby ageing hammer on Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:12 am

Dyer's Leg wrote:Why does your mum keep on stalking me?




Maybe she is Sic :D
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby ageing hammer on Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:17 am

RyanWHUFC wrote:Why do people eat quorn?

Why do people eat tofu?



Because you have eaten all the fry ups :D
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby ageing hammer on Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:23 am

Czech Hammer wrote:What was happening twenty minutes before the big bang?




Foreplay with your mum :D
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby LeeWHU88 on Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:34 am

What does the saying 'making my piss' actually mean lol.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Philosophical Dan on Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:44 am

LeeWHU88 wrote:What does the saying 'making my piss' actually mean lol.


It means that you're a newbie.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Hambrosia Stu on Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:15 am

Philosophical Dan wrote:There are many, many things that make me a c*nt. Tofu isn't one of them.

the oldham stripper wrote:how the f**k do you barbecue a lump of tofu :lol:

It's very good on veggie kebab's (ie the skewer type).
Chop it up into suitable sized pieces, add a load of veg (peppers, courgettes, etc) chopped into suitable sized pieces, chuck it all into a lunchbox, mix with marinade of your choice, and in an hour or so it's ready to be poked on a skewer, grilled over a barbie, emptied into a pitta or wrap, then wolfed down. Lovely!

As for why veggies eat quorn or tofu.. well it's protein innit....

I try and avoid such discussions, as it's like reinventing the wheel...so cheers Dan for attempting to speak some sense
The number of conversations I've had over the years...
"you're veggie? Oh, I couldn't be veggie, not enough protein"
"well there is if you eat the right things. Tofu, etc..."
"Oh, WTF do you eat that **** for...?" ...as he chomps down into some charcoaled lump of spine in a bap....

As a veggie you have to pay a bit more attention, make sure you get all the nutrients you need. Protein is one aspect you have to think about, and make sure what you eat has a decent balance of protein. It's very simple (well it should be... but seeing some of the stuff that is served as the veggie option in various places, it's obviously not that simple for some...), but you do have to think about what you eat.
Which I'd see as a good thing
Personally I can't stand quorn, but love tofu. Each to their own...
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Hambrosia Stu on Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:18 am

RyanWHUFC wrote:like I say rabbit food does nothing for me

Nor me.
But then who the feck want's to eat grass?

I mean, even if you did, it's pretty much indigestable to a human stomach....
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby RyanWHUFC on Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:38 am

Hambrosia Stu wrote:Nor me.
But then who the feck want's to eat grass?

I mean, even if you did, it's pretty much indigestable to a human stomach....


Figure of speech Hammy Stu :wink:
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby sendô on Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:51 am

Nowt wrong with a good fry up every now and then.

You can eat a decent, healthy and balanced diet and include the odd greasy blow out, and still not have to eat pieces of tasteless plastic shaped like sausages.

Besides, I went out Saturday night and had a load of Coronas. Each Corona had a wedge of lime in it, so 5 Coronas = my 5-a-day sorted. This also works with Cider, which is made from apples.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby BPRIGGSC on Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:11 pm

As the thread is open, can anybody tell me what the river is called that separates Florence? I think it's called The Argo.

Also, maybe slightly more stupid question.... is it straight forward to cross, can you just walk across one of the bridges?

Me and The Mrs are probably going to go in September, she wants to go and see the Uffizi and various other places, as it would be quite helpful towards her career path. It looks as if the only places I can really afford are south of the river, but quite close to the City Centre. Any info would be great!
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby GeorgeParris'Pet on Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:13 pm

Healthy eaters boil my piss more than ex smokers.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby BPRIGGSC on Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:22 pm

Also, one other un-related question. Am I the only person who feels sick every morning, from the smell of smoke and coffee as soon as I leave the station?

I know some people enjoy that stuff in the morning, but God it makes me feel awful!
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby warp on Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:29 pm

BPRIGGSC wrote:As the thread is open, can anybody tell me what the river is called that separates Florence? I think it's called The Argo.

Also, maybe slightly more stupid question.... is it straight forward to cross, can you just walk across one of the bridges?

Me and The Mrs are probably going to go in September, she wants to go and see the Uffizi and various other places, as it would be quite helpful towards her career path. It looks as if the only places I can really afford are south of the river, but quite close to the City Centre. Any info would be great!


the river is called Arno, and yes, it is straight forward to cross by foot.
the south of the river (or dila' d'arno, how we call it) is ok, especially if you're around santo spirito and piazza pitti. that's still considered city centre, and is very characteristic, a good place to stay.
I don't really know many accommodations, but i can take a look.
there are a couple of hostels as well (close to the central train station).

be prepared for a long queue to get into the Uffizi.
it is probably too late, but check if you can book a walk in the Vasari corridor.

let me know if you need more info (here or pm)
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