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in-exile 28-11-2020 10:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 15519871)
Que?

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Wayne Andrews is God 29-11-2020 10:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Cyneagle (Post 15519529)
I'm getting fed up having to inform people that 2m isn't 6 feet.

Yeah it’s 7.4 inches over 6 feet. What is your point? (Honestly)

Wayne Andrews is God 29-11-2020 10:54 AM

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Originally Posted by pallet (Post 15519498)
Some bloke in a que today asking me to move back, we were outside and him and his wife had thier backs to me, I was not that close. Paranoid muppets.

That person or his wife may be vulnerable, I wouldnt take it personally.

chateauferret 29-11-2020 11:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Wayne Andrews is God (Post 15520668)
Yeah it’s 7.4 inches over 6 feet. What is your point? (Honestly)

Well it is a matter of context. Of course, a metre is 3.2808 feet. However, I get irked by writing such as:

"The highest peaks in the range reach over 3,000 metres (9,842 feet)".

If the one figure is clearly approximate, it's not right to give the conversion as precise.

pallet 29-11-2020 11:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Wayne Andrews is God (Post 15520678)
That person or his wife may be vulnerable, I wouldnt take it personally.

Of course your right, but i really wasnt that close. I guess its a bit of covid fatigue, everyone so scared of everyone else.

congress 29-11-2020 01:28 PM

Companies that ask people to take voluntary redundancy( and people took it) then go to consultations with unions then come back with opening up the voluntary redundancy scheme with better terms.

Maidstoned Eagle 29-11-2020 01:33 PM

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Originally Posted by chateauferret (Post 15520692)
Well it is a matter of context. Of course, a metre is 3.2808 feet. However, I get irked by writing such as:

"The highest peaks in the range reach over 3,000 metres (9,842 feet)".

If the one figure is clearly approximate, it's not right to give the conversion as precise.

Yeah, it must really irritate a serial Google user such as yourself.

Sodermalm 29-11-2020 01:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Wayne Andrews is God (Post 15520668)
Yeah it’s 7.4 inches over 6 feet. What is your point? (Honestly)

Inches, feet, yards, miles, scrap then all

Nostrils 29-11-2020 01:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Sodermalm (Post 15520929)
Inches, feet, yards, miles, scrap then all

"I've got a two hundred miller" just doesn't have the same ring imo. Sounds a too boastful.

bubbs11 29-11-2020 02:17 PM

Trevor Sinclair on Talksport. Talks complete twaddle regularly and thinks he’s the voice of the people. Three things that I happen to remember:

On the subject of a covid vaccine, said it’s wrong to force people to take it as this is a ‘democracy’.

Said ‘Labour should do themselves a favour and get Andy Burnham in as leader now as he’d do a good job taking on the other lot.’ (I seriously think he said ‘other lot’ cos he couldn’t recall what party are in Government.)

Defended to the hilt Foden and Greenwood for their indiscretion in Iceland hotel because they’re just ‘kids doing what kids do’. It was that bad that it took Simon Jordan to bring some sensible discourse to the discussion, reminding Sinclair that they are not in fact children and they’re not backward in coming forward when it comes to hiring an agent to help negotiate million pound contracts.

PeterH 29-11-2020 02:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Wayne Andrews is God (Post 15520678)
That person or his wife may be vulnerable, I wouldnt take it personally.

I'd suggest, as practically as possibly, that vulnerable people should be self isolating from places where queues form.

For that reason I doubt they were in this category.

More likely a couple endemic to the UK that think the world revolves around their relationship. Species often seen in supermarkets...a comedy show should do a spot nature documentary.

PeterH 29-11-2020 02:57 PM

And if one or both are vulnerable they shouldnt both be out in queues.

Reps AJ 29-11-2020 03:49 PM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 15520979)
And if one or both are vulnerable they shouldnt both be out in queues.

Good point. Pallet should be more annoyed that there were two of them out doing the shopping

PeterH 29-11-2020 05:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Reps AJ (Post 15521039)
Good point. Pallet should be more annoyed that there were two of them out doing the shopping

But it is a couple in their bubble they can do what they like and lecture others. He says that and gets dogs abuse and they call a security guard and make enough noise to get him thrown off the queue.

PeterH 29-11-2020 05:10 PM

And despite their distancing beef, I wouldn't discount either or both being happy to take it to fisticuffs.

ExiledStirling 29-11-2020 05:16 PM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 15520979)
And if one or both are vulnerable they shouldnt both be out in queues.

If they are taking the necessary precautions why not? They maybe in a vulnerable group but that does not mean they should act like hermits.

Maz 29-11-2020 05:22 PM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 15521115)
And despite their distancing beef, I wouldn't discount either or both being happy to take it to fisticuffs.

What an odd thing to say.

Wayne Andrews is God 29-11-2020 05:37 PM

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Originally Posted by pallet (Post 15520742)
Of course your right, but i really wasnt that close. I guess its a bit of covid fatigue, everyone so scared of everyone else.

Fair enough, Im sure you weren’t, Im more just excusing their behaviour I guess. Im quite protective myself when Im with vulnerable people I know, so it can make you abit jumpy sometimes.

Wayne Andrews is God 29-11-2020 05:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Sodermalm (Post 15520929)
Inches, feet, yards, miles, scrap then all

I think you find some industries like film still used feet and inches.

You want us to get rid of miles on the roads?

Wayne Andrews is God 29-11-2020 05:46 PM

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Originally Posted by ExiledStirling (Post 15521123)
If they are taking the necessary precautions why not? They maybe in a vulnerable group but that does not mean they should act like hermits.

Exactly. No where is a guideline that vulnerable people should stay inside. This is why social distancing is important to prevent spread to all people, especially as vulnerable people are outside.

Cyneagle 29-11-2020 06:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Wayne Andrews is God (Post 15520668)
Yeah it’s 7.4 inches over 6 feet. What is your point? (Honestly)

Thanks for the back up. To be more accurate 6.74 inches over 6 feet. (Honestly).

El Aguila 29-11-2020 07:04 PM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 15520978)
I'd suggest, as practically as possibly, that vulnerable people should be self isolating from places where queues form.

For that reason I doubt they were in this category.

More likely a couple endemic to the UK that think the world revolves around their relationship. Species often seen in supermarkets...a comedy show should do a spot nature documentary.

Really? This is pretty extreme.

WLYWLYAWYPWF 29-11-2020 07:13 PM

Martin Tyler. STFU.

Oldtown Eagle 29-11-2020 07:53 PM

Daughter in law inviting us for dinner last night, despite the lockdown. When we explained why we could not accept she copped the hump and said that she was fed up with the whole thing, and that everyone should just go back to normal and if people die so be it. When I said suppose that was us? . . . nothing!

Stellavista 29-11-2020 08:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Oldtown Eagle (Post 15521292)
Daughter in law inviting us for dinner last night, despite the lockdown. When we explained why we could not accept she copped the hump and said that she was fed up with the whole thing, and that everyone should just go back to normal and if people die so be it. When I said suppose that was us? . . . nothing!

Daughter in law? How well do you get on, and what do they stand to inherit? Don't eat the bat soup. :)

Oldtown Eagle 29-11-2020 09:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 15521361)
Daughter in law? How well do you get on, and what do they stand to inherit? Don't eat the bat soup. :)

:D

Wayne Andrews is God 30-11-2020 12:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Cyneagle (Post 15521185)
Thanks for the back up. To be more accurate 6.74 inches over 6 feet. (Honestly).

I typed it wrong so yes I was wrong there.

What was your point though regarding those 6.74 inches why is it such an issue to call it 6ft, it’s an approximation? I think most people know what 6ft is rather than 2m due to how we judge height of people.

Ardent Eagle Forever 30-11-2020 07:52 AM

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Originally Posted by Oldtown Eagle (Post 15521292)
Daughter in law inviting us for dinner last night, despite the lockdown. When we explained why we could not accept she copped the hump and said that she was fed up with the whole thing, and that everyone should just go back to normal and if people die so be it. When I said suppose that was us? . . . nothing!

She wants the inheritance :p

Ardent Eagle Forever 30-11-2020 08:01 AM

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Originally Posted by RazorsEdge (Post 15515401)
i have seen this in Croydon one, they walk in pick from fridge and just walk out. So wrong

Also seen in Greggs in Wellesley Road by underpass. Gregg's don't give an sh1t, they'll just charge us honest people more.

Sharkba1t 30-11-2020 09:55 AM

Alfie Bowe and Michael Ball. What a pair of c units.

Maidstoned Eagle 30-11-2020 02:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Sharkba1t (Post 15521662)
Alfie Bowe and Michael Ball. What a pair of c units.

It's taken you this long to realise?

Hedgehog 30-11-2020 05:40 PM

Palace playing Friday, making me get up Saturday morning thinking it was Sunday, and then Sunday was Monday.

I think I've finally recalibrated my brain... it is Monday, right?

Direwolf 30-11-2020 05:47 PM

This one might already be here but people who walk their dogs in areas of outstanding beauty and thoughtfully bag their dog poo and then leave the f******* plastic bag right where they bagged the s**t.

Blind_Eagle 30-11-2020 05:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Wayne Andrews is God (Post 15521146)
I think you find some industries like film still used feet and inches.

You want us to get rid of miles on the roads?

Ours still uses pints and gallons along with feet and inches. :supergrin:

Sharkba1t 30-11-2020 06:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 15521871)
It's taken you this long to realise?

Lol. I don't keep track of their activities - saw the tw@ts on BBC this morning and felt a bit sickly. ;)

Sharkba1t 30-11-2020 06:25 PM

In Beckenham place park on Saturday morning - packed full of families with little children running around and nice friendly family dogs. Then, near the swimming lake, three lads came walking along with their dogs - i'm no expert but these dogs looked like pitbulls, they scared the sh1t out of me. These dogs were powerfully built with large heads and jaws to match. They were on leads but the boys walking them were struggling to hold them. They could well have been perfectly harmless and friendly but didn't look that way at all. You could see people giving them a very wide berth. Do people need dogs like that? Can you really trust a dog like that?

PIE "N" MASH 30-11-2020 06:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Direwolf (Post 15521968)
This one might already be here but people who walk their dogs in areas of outstanding beauty and thoughtfully bag their dog poo and then leave the f******* plastic bag right where they bagged the s**t.

As a dog owner i've not worked that out either,not just in places of beauty but anywhere.Some will pick up on there way back but the majority leave it there:jerkit:

Isle of Wight 30-11-2020 07:08 PM

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Originally Posted by PIE "N" MASH (Post 15521992)
As a dog owner i've not worked that out either,not just in places of beauty but anywhere.Some will pick up on there way back but the majority leave it there:jerkit:

Worse is when they hang them on a branch like a Christmas tree decoration. WHY?

Cyneagle 30-11-2020 07:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Wayne Andrews is God (Post 15521563)
I typed it wrong so yes I was wrong there.

What was your point though regarding those 6.74 inches why is it such an issue to call it 6ft, it’s an approximation? I think most people know what 6ft is rather than 2m due to how we judge height of people.

A career in engineering where precision is key brings out the paranoia in me. ;)

Oldtown Eagle 30-11-2020 08:11 PM

Why do they have to show the team numbers in the Cup draw? Why can't it just be a surprise. We can handle it!

Olympian2 30-11-2020 08:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Oldtown Eagle (Post 15522158)
Why do they have to show the team numbers in the Cup draw? Why can't it just be a surprise. We can handle it!

It might actually be so there can be no claims of a fix.

Oldtown Eagle 30-11-2020 09:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Olympian2 (Post 15522196)
It might actually be so there can be no claims of a fix.

The Weed v Newport is a great draw. Only wish the fans could travel.

Direwolf 30-11-2020 10:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Isle of Wight (Post 15522038)
Worse is when they hang them on a branch like a Christmas tree decoration. WHY?

It’s baffling isn’t it. Maybe they think the S**t Stork comes along and takes them away?

PeterH 30-11-2020 11:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Isle of Wight (Post 15522038)
Worse is when they hang them on a branch like a Christmas tree decoration. WHY?

Maybe they think it is someone's job to collect it. LOL

PeterH 30-11-2020 11:00 PM

That'd be a shit job.

Hedgehog 30-11-2020 11:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Cyneagle (Post 15522092)
A career in engineering where precision is key brings out the paranoia in me. ;)

What were you... a carpenter?

A real engineer would say there is a 6.73992" difference! :rolleyes:

Adlerhorst 30-11-2020 11:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 15522455)
What were you... a carpenter?

A real engineer would say there is a 6.73992" difference! :rolleyes:

A real engineer wouldn’t work in imperial ;)

Hedgehog 01-12-2020 01:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Adlerhorst (Post 15522457)
A real engineer wouldn’t work in imperial ;)

An American one does... :p

Wayne Andrews is God 01-12-2020 01:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Cyneagle (Post 15522092)
A career in engineering where precision is key brings out the paranoia in me. ;)

You can still be precise in imperial aswell as metric but respect none the less, you use which ever you are trained in and find most useful for your trade. Try telling a focus puller on a feature film that they dont have to be precise, they have to keep something in focus 20’ away moving at rapid speed with multiple variables with bare inches of depth of field if on a long lens with a shallow stop. If it’s Russell Crowe galloping on a horse you may only get one take and if your rushes are soft you may not be in tomorrow.

PeterH 01-12-2020 01:52 AM

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Originally Posted by ExiledStirling (Post 15521123)
If they are taking the necessary precautions why not? They maybe in a vulnerable group but that does not mean they should act like hermits.

No wonder there is such a death toll. You are all either idiots or idiot enabling/forgiving.

No reason for a vulnerable person to be queueing at a shop. You talk shite.

PeterH 01-12-2020 01:57 AM

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Originally Posted by El Aguila (Post 15521223)
Really? This is pretty extreme.

IT is a UK thing. As a single you tend to spot them. File under parents that let their kids run around supermarket. And mothers that take small kids christmas shopping in buggies in the week leading up to Christmas.

PeterH 01-12-2020 02:02 AM

And I am only responding to a 'what if'...

The likelihood is it was a normal couple deciding they wanted to make a show of distancing. I bet they dont do everything perfect. The trick is you see a queue and go elsewhere or without - there are always alternatives.

Slimbloke'H' 01-12-2020 03:42 AM

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Originally Posted by PIE "N" MASH (Post 15521992)
As a dog owner i've not worked that out either,not just in places of beauty but anywhere.Some will pick up on there way back but the majority leave it there:jerkit:

To be fair, in these situations it's almost impossible to work out who's playing by the rules and those who aren't.

I've just about reached the time of year here when it becomes counter productive to walk my two over the fields and common land that I do for most of the year because I have to hose them down and dry them every day, and I'll be honest, it becomes a chore.

I'm far happier whizzing the twelve miles or so over to Malvern to get them up on the hills where, because of the geology of the Malvern Hills, they don't get filthy dirty, just wet. Towel them down when we get back to the car and they're halfways dry by the time we get home.

Anyways... I digress. There is a terrific culture amongst dog owners here on the hills which pretty much dictates that if you're heading back down to a car park or wherever and you see a bag, you pick it up and dispose of it in one of the bins at the bottom. I cant imagine the number of times I've marked a drop-off point only to find that it's been collected before I've got back, but I've no doubt that it's matched by the number of bags I've picked up too.

I have no idea how this situation came about, but it absolutely works here.

Slimbloke'H' 01-12-2020 03:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Adlerhorst (Post 15522457)
A real engineer wouldn’t work in imperial ;)

I beg your pardon?

A proper engineer would draught everything in Imperial and then transpose his final drawings into metric so that those with the inability to work in Imperial might understand what he was on about.

Hedgehog 01-12-2020 04:16 AM

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Originally Posted by Slimbloke'H' (Post 15522546)
I beg your pardon?

A proper engineer would draught everything in Imperial and then transpose his final drawings into metric so that those with the inability to work in Imperial might understand what he was on about.

Funny you say that...

When I first started my apprenticeship the company I was at starting doing pretty much just that. The new drawings all had dimensions in Imperial with the metric equivalent in brackets underneath. (or was it the other way around... it was a long time ago).

I am also of the age where at school everything was in Imperial (or English as we called it). Then I went to a training center for a year as part of my apprenticeship, and they were full on metric (with machines having duel dials) as was Croydon Tech for my day release. Then when I went to work it was a sort of half and half, but mostly Imperial due to all the old guys!

In many ways I consider myself lucky as I felt "fluent" in either due to above.

Then came to America... and metric was and is non-existent!

SgtStryker 01-12-2020 11:45 AM

Decorating, hate it with a passion.
The alternative was £450 for a double bedroom with me doing the prep and supplying the paint, so that’s my week off sorted.’
Still hate it though

Slimbloke'H' 01-12-2020 06:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 15522550)
Funny you say that...

When I first started my apprenticeship the company I was at starting doing pretty much just that. The new drawings all had dimensions in Imperial with the metric equivalent in brackets underneath. (or was it the other way around... it was a long time ago).

I am also of the age where at school everything was in Imperial (or English as we called it). Then I went to a training center for a year as part of my apprenticeship, and they were full on metric (with machines having duel dials) as was Croydon Tech for my day release. Then when I went to work it was a sort of half and half, but mostly Imperial due to all the old guys!

In many ways I consider myself lucky as I felt "fluent" in either due to above.

Then came to America... and metric was and is non-existent!

I know we're of a similar age so it's not surprising that when I first started work my experiences were almost the same.

I joined the engineering drawing office of what used to be the Central Electricity Generating Board in 1978 and all our base maps were in Imperial, so our mapping work was in Imperial, naturally, however we also annotated in metric as a matter of course. I don't recall there being an office standard with regard to graphic and other work and like your experiences, it tended to depend on the age of the draughtsman as to which measurements were used.

I went on to study cartography and land surveying at Vauxhall College where metric was the standard, although all the theodolites and levels had dual scales which helped to reference what we were doing.

Ahh, the good ol' days... :)

PeterH 01-12-2020 06:20 PM

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Originally Posted by SgtStryker (Post 15522827)
Decorating, hate it with a passion.
The alternative was £450 for a double bedroom with me doing the prep and supplying the paint, so that’s my week off sorted.’
Still hate it though

I used to be with you on this, but it depends what the job is.

Painting ceilings is pretty bad. I haven't tried papering for a long time. I will let you know.

I have to sand down, light repair, protect and paint the outside of the hose. Plus, some outside varnishing.

All about having exctly the correct tools for each job. Makes it a world easier.

Won't get invoved in plumbing, gas, electrics, ceramics or carpentry. Those are either dangerous or fiddly beyond reason. An expert will sort those jobs out in a jiff and take 10% of the time.

CK 01-12-2020 06:26 PM

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Originally Posted by SgtStryker (Post 15522827)
Decorating, hate it with a passion.
The alternative was £450 for a double bedroom with me doing the prep and supplying the paint, so that’s my week off sorted.’
Still hate it though

Who's doing it Dali??

Selhurst Celtic 01-12-2020 06:29 PM

Plumbing is just water Lego.

CK 01-12-2020 06:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Slimbloke'H' (Post 15523193)
I know we're of a similar age so it's not surprising that when I first started work my experiences were almost the same.

I joined the engineering drawing office of what used to be the Central Electricity Generating Board in 1978 and all our base maps were in Imperial, so our mapping work was in Imperial, naturally, however we also annotated in metric as a matter of course. I don't recall there being an office standard with regard to graphic and other work and like your experiences, it tended to depend on the age of the draughtsman as to which measurements were used.

I went on to study cartography and land surveying at Vauxhall College where metric was the standard, although all the theodolites and levels had dual scales which helped to reference what we were doing.

Ahh, the good ol' days... :)

Hi 'H'

I know we're similar age, but I'm quite regularly measuring things 3'5'' by
5 cm:lux::lux:

Cyneagle 01-12-2020 06:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 15522455)
What were you... a carpenter?

A real engineer would say there is a 6.73992" difference! :rolleyes:

Apologies HH, I was only working to two decimal places. ;)

Slimbloke'H' 01-12-2020 07:04 PM

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Originally Posted by CK (Post 15523219)
Hi 'H'

I know we're similar age, but I'm quite regularly measuring things 3'5'' by
5 cm:lux::lux:

:D

Maidstoned Eagle 01-12-2020 07:51 PM

CKand Slimbloke are the same age? No wonder the smell of wee wee gets stronger

CT_Palace 01-12-2020 08:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 15523281)
CKand Slimbloke are the same age? No wonder the smell of wee wee gets stronger

faulty water Lego?

Slimbloke'H' 01-12-2020 08:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 15523281)
CKand Slimbloke are the same age? No wonder the smell of wee wee gets stronger

Colin's a year older, I think, but... yeah... sorry about the smell.

PeterH 01-12-2020 08:52 PM

Keep off the asparagus

Hedgehog 01-12-2020 08:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Cyneagle (Post 15523235)
Apologies HH, I was only working to two decimal places. ;)

Reminds me of a day at work where I was in a conference room with some upper management types.

The subject came up of a motor with a radial pin that per the spec was supposed to protrude 1mm (it was a German motor).

Someone asked what was 1mm in inches, so I pipe up, "it's .04 thou".

One of the upper management guys had worked all over Europe for the company and he interjects, "it's .0394 thou".

Under my breath I'm saying "you f~cking areshole", but had to bite the bullet and commend him, and say, "well yes it is... well done".

:wallbash:

ozzieEagle 01-12-2020 09:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 15523363)
Reminds me of a day at work where I was in a conference room with some upper management types.

The subject came up of a motor with a radial pin that per the spec was supposed to protrude 1mm (it was a German motor).

Someone asked what was 1mm in inches, so I pipe up, "it's .04 thou".

One of the upper management guys had worked all over Europe for the company and he interjects, "it's .0394 thou".

Under my breath I'm saying "you f~cking areshole", but had to bite the bullet and commend him, and say, "well yes it is... well done".

:wallbash:


Should have asked at what mean temperature?

Ardent Eagle Forever 01-12-2020 10:36 PM

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Originally Posted by SgtStryker (Post 15522827)
Decorating, hate it with a passion.
The alternative was £450 for a double bedroom with me doing the prep and supplying the paint, so that’s my week off sorted.’
Still hate it though

£450 for doing the easy bit? Jeez do the whole job yourself. You've done the hard bit.

Stellavista 01-12-2020 11:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Ardent Eagle Forever (Post 15523423)
£450 for doing the easy bit? Jeez do the whole job yourself. You've done the hard bit.

And they will blame their shitty paint job on his bad Prep.

Little Matt 02-12-2020 12:27 AM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 15523200)
Won't get invoved in plumbing, gas, electrics, ceramics or carpentry. Those are either dangerous or fiddly beyond reason. An expert will sort those jobs out in a jiff and take 10% of the time.

As in throwing some new cereal bowls on the wheel? Or fitting a new bidet in the en suite?

PeterH 02-12-2020 12:39 AM

Ceramic floors and walls both bathroom and kitchen..

PeterH 02-12-2020 12:39 AM

There was a mumified cat under the bath.

Maidstoned Eagle 02-12-2020 06:39 AM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 15523713)
There was a mumified cat under the bath.

Cleocatra?

N Herts Eagle 02-12-2020 07:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 15523363)
Reminds me of a day at work where I was in a conference room with some upper management types.

The subject came up of a motor with a radial pin that per the spec was supposed to protrude 1mm (it was a German motor).

Someone asked what was 1mm in inches, so I pipe up, "it's .04 thou".

One of the upper management guys had worked all over Europe for the company and he interjects, "it's .0394 thou".

Under my breath I'm saying "you f~cking areshole", but had to bite the bullet and commend him, and say, "well yes it is... well done".

:wallbash:


Is it not 39.37 thou.....?

Hedgehog 02-12-2020 07:44 AM

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Originally Posted by N Herts Eagle (Post 15523800)
Is it not 39.37 thou.....?


Yes. It comes out wrong mixing the written word verses saying it.

In black and white it is .03937 of an inch. I would never have verbally said .03837 thou.... I had said 40 thou, and the boss said it was point 03937.

Somethings just don’t come out right when you try and write the spoken word.

N Herts Eagle 02-12-2020 07:51 AM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 15523802)
Yes. It comes out wrong mixing the written word verses saying it.

In black and white it is .03937 of an inch. I would never have verbally said .03837 thou.... I had said 40 thou, and the boss said it was point 03937.

Somethings just don’t come out right when you try and write the spoken word.

Bloody engineers give me accountancy any day i am more confused now than when i first read the post. Mind you when I first started we rounded up to the nearest pound. By the time i left it was the nearest 100,000 pounds

Den Haag Eagle 02-12-2020 08:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Sodermalm (Post 15520929)
Inches, feet, yards, miles, scrap then all

Couldn't agree more. As a Product Manager, one of my biggest products is a CAD/Design tool in the process plant industry. Imperial units, basically now only effectively used in one country, cause us an awful lot of grief. It doubles development, testing, documentation, and god knows how much else. Lot of additional work.

Cyneagle 02-12-2020 08:56 AM

In a meeting of engineers we were pondering over a problem of how to support something. I suggested we could use sky hooks. Another engineer asked "where can you get those?". :rolleyes:

strawberry mivi 02-12-2020 09:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 15523759)
Cleocatra?

No.
Not having it.
No.

Hedgehog 02-12-2020 05:57 PM

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Originally Posted by N Herts Eagle (Post 15523804)
Bloody engineers give me accountancy any day i am more confused now than when i first read the post. Mind you when I first started we rounded up to the nearest pound. By the time i left it was the nearest 100,000 pounds

To add to the (my) confusion, Americans talk about "mils" which I figured out eventually meant millionths of an inch (i.e. .0000001"). I would hear talk of 50 mils. Took me a while to comprehend what this was (.0000050").

There is always a confusion here when talking about "tenths". To me a tenth is one tenth of a thousandths on an inch (.0001"), but another person might be referring to a tenth of an inch (.1"). A big difference.

Coming from a millimeters background it sure confused the heck out of me.

Also, I'm not sure we used to talk about "thous" in the UK? It's been a long time.

N Herts Eagle 02-12-2020 06:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 15524220)
To add to the (my) confusion, Americans talk about "mils" which I figured out eventually meant millionths of an inch (i.e. .0000001"). I would hear talk of 50 mils. Took me a while to comprehend what this was (.0000050").

There is always a confusion here when talking about "tenths". To me a tenth is one tenth of a thousandths on an inch (.0001"), but another person might be referring to a tenth of an inch (.1"). A big difference.

Coming from a millimeters background it sure confused the heck out of me.

Also, I'm not sure we used to talk about "thous" in the UK? It's been a long time.

My head hurts.....

Hedgehog 02-12-2020 07:05 PM

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Originally Posted by N Herts Eagle (Post 15524230)
My head hurts.....

Me too... It's all in my past now.

My woodwork projects at home only need to be plus or minus 1/32... although being rather anal I like to be a bit more accurate than that.

CK 02-12-2020 11:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Slimbloke'H' (Post 15523317)
Colin's a year older, I think, but... yeah... sorry about the smell.

C'mon H Thats Collin if you please.:hi:

CK 02-12-2020 11:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 15523281)
CKand Slimbloke are the same age? No wonder the smell of wee wee gets stronger

Carbolic helps. Does it help your hair growth?

cross_eyed_ed 02-12-2020 11:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 15524220)
To add to the (my) confusion, Americans talk about "mils" which I figured out eventually meant millionths of an inch (i.e. .0000001"). I would hear talk of 50 mils. Took me a while to comprehend what this was (.0000050").

There is always a confusion here when talking about "tenths". To me a tenth is one tenth of a thousandths on an inch (.0001"), but another person might be referring to a tenth of an inch (.1"). A big difference.

Coming from a millimeters background it sure confused the heck out of me.

Also, I'm not sure we used to talk about "thous" in the UK? It's been a long time.

When I first heard the term "basis points" being used by American clients it took me months to work out what the **** they were going on about.

Hedgehog 03-12-2020 02:15 AM

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Originally Posted by cross_eyed_ed (Post 15524498)
When I first heard the term "basis points" being used by American clients it took me months to work out what the **** they were going on about.

I'll admit I had to Google that!

I actually thought it was 1% :eek:

PeterH 03-12-2020 02:44 AM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 15523759)
Cleocatra?

Octopussy

LN1 03-12-2020 03:07 AM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 15524560)
Octopussy

Queen Neferkitty in the Catacomb

PeterH 03-12-2020 03:18 AM

Tomb Wader

Hedgehog 03-12-2020 03:25 AM

How news sites with every article about Trump have to include a picture of him, like we don't know what he looks like.

Sick of looking at the guy...

Slimbloke'H' 03-12-2020 03:36 AM

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Originally Posted by CK (Post 15524493)
C'mon H Thats Collin if you please.:hi:

Owww... rap on the knuckles taken. Apologies fella. :)

Maidstoned Eagle 03-12-2020 06:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Slimbloke'H' (Post 15524576)
Owww... rap on the knuckles taken. Apologies fella. :)

I'm sure he's ok Sllimblloke HH

biggus mickus 03-12-2020 07:04 AM

There he goes, chucking his spare L about again.

beef 03-12-2020 08:13 AM

Angry Brexit family who want to make everything an argument about politics. We get it - you'll never be a happy gammon.

El Aguila 03-12-2020 08:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 15524220)
To add to the (my) confusion, Americans talk about "mils" which I figured out eventually meant millionths of an inch (i.e. .0000001"). I would hear talk of 50 mils. Took me a while to comprehend what this was (.0000050").

There is always a confusion here when talking about "tenths". To me a tenth is one tenth of a thousandths on an inch (.0001"), but another person might be referring to a tenth of an inch (.1"). A big difference.

Coming from a millimeters background it sure confused the heck out of me.

Also, I'm not sure we used to talk about "thous" in the UK? It's been a long time.

If only someone had thought to tell you this before you designed the Mars Climate Orbiter, eh? Whoops!

Worksop Palace 03-12-2020 08:26 AM

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Originally Posted by beef (Post 15524603)
Angry Brexit family who want to make everything an argument about politics. We get it - you'll never be a happy gammon.

Beef and Gammon. Good combo for a carvery

Maidstoned Eagle 03-12-2020 09:02 AM

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Originally Posted by beef (Post 15524603)
Angry Brexit family who want to make everything an argument about politics. We get it - you'll never be a happy gammon.

Tell them they won, get over it.

Sharkba1t 03-12-2020 09:17 AM

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Originally Posted by cross_eyed_ed (Post 15524498)
When I first heard the term "basis points" being used by American clients it took me months to work out what the **** they were going on about.

I hear about “bps” (basis points) aka “ticks” in my line of work every day. As a fraction 1 bp is 1 over 10,000. 100 bps = 1%.
Another (not very interesting) thing was that one billion in the UK was taken to be one million million, but is now accepted to be one thousand million, since that is what the Yanks use.


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