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Re: Technical Talk

Post by Renegadenemo » Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:23 pm

BBC North West piece. Begins at 08:20

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0 ... s-07112016


And the NE and Cumbria version. Begins at 14:00


http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0 ... s-07112016
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Re: Technical Talk

Post by malcolm uk » Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:47 pm

Renegadenemo wrote:the remainder of that drum in the main tank with a smoot from the second drum
You never mentioned 'smoot' on the TV report this evening. Is that a measure of liquid between a slurp and a splash?
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Re: Technical Talk

Post by malcolm uk » Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:12 pm

Apart from not knowing about Apps I do not trust anything from Wikipedia unless there is corroboration from some serious source! :roll:

May I suggest though that a volume of BBP liquid, especially kerosine as sniffed by Novie, should not be measured by a linear distance such as the 'smoot'. :?

I have just got used to this litre measurement and the BBP goes back to using gallons.
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Re: Technical Talk

Post by Renegadenemo » Tue Nov 08, 2016 1:06 am

I have just got used to this litre measurement and the BBP goes back to using gallons.
Why would anyone take the slightest interest in litres when we've had gallons all along? Malcolm - you're older than me, litres are for teenagers - sort yourself out! :lol:
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Re: Technical Talk

Post by Ste » Tue Nov 08, 2016 9:30 am

Is a gallon similar to a groat or a scrupel?

45 year old (metric) teenager! :?

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Re: Technical Talk

Post by Jordangbr » Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:31 am

It's equivalent to 2.8 ohms or 0.000064 of a fathom.........
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Re: Technical Talk

Post by f1steveuk » Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:32 am

A groat is currency, surely? Now a firkin, there's a measurement!!!


We have a measurement based on the distance between a certain kings shoulder and the finger tip of his outstretched arm (the yard and Henry VIII) and a railway gauge based based on the width of a horses arse (the distance of early tracks being just wide enough to get a horse to be able to walk between the tracks and tow a wagon), so I am all for the smoot, the "tad" and the "gnats tadger"........................(57 year old teenager)
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Re: Technical Talk

Post by Renegadenemo » Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:53 am

We say something is miles away - not kilometers. We say someone is 6ft tall not however many centimetres that is and we go down the pub for a pint, not a bunch of centilitres.

As I like to point out in the workshop - metric is for people who can't count past ten
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Re: Technical Talk

Post by Jordangbr » Tue Nov 08, 2016 1:38 pm

What confuses me is when it's cold outside people use Celsius and when it's hot they use Fahrenheit.
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Re: Technical Talk

Post by Renegadenemo » Thu Nov 10, 2016 1:54 am

What confuses me is when it's cold outside people use Celsius and when it's hot they use Fahrenheit.
That's an easy one - a hundred sounds hot and minus-five doesn't seem so bad just as six feet is smaller than than one hundred and eighty two centimetres. Not to mention the ridiculous waste of syllables in every case.
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