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by Octavious
Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: How to appeal past forum infractions
Replies: 13
Views: 252

Re: How to appeal past forum infractions

A_Tin_Can wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:16 pm
Remember that time bo_sox became a mod? I feel like the mods are pretty forgiving.
Who made bo a mod?!?
by Octavious
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 50
Views: 732

Re: Coronavirus

Come a little closer, huh, a-will ya, huh?
Close enough to look in my eye, Corona
Keeping it a mystery, it gets to me
My medical conditions underlie, Corona.

M-m-m-my Corona
M-m-m-my Corona
by Octavious
Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: How to appeal past forum infractions
Replies: 13
Views: 252

Re: How to appeal past forum infractions

bo_sox48 wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:14 am
Fuck we have a mole
Nah, it's a cute little birthmark. And it's very discreet. I wouldn't worry about it :-)
by Octavious
Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: How to appeal past forum infractions
Replies: 13
Views: 252

Re: How to appeal past forum infractions

Oh, I don't know. I've heard that the mods started to make regular team visits to the Grin & Bear It nudist camp ever since site donations dropped off to such an extent that they could no longer afford the annual cruise.
by Octavious
Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 50
Views: 732

Re: Coronavirus

On a more positive note my company has sent out an email saying anyone returning from an infection hotspot should take two weeks off work to be on the safe side regardless of whether they are showing any symptoms.

A weekend trip to northern Italy is suddenly looking very tempting!
by Octavious
Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 50
Views: 732

Re: Coronavirus

They've postponed the rugby... Now it's got serious
by Octavious
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Foot stuff
Replies: 30
Views: 417

Re: Foot stuff

Absolutely. And why use the German nonsense that Fahrenheit came up with when Lord Kelvin's efforts are so much more sensible?
by Octavious
Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Foot stuff
Replies: 30
Views: 417

Re: Foot stuff

We should just pick one of those imperial units and add prefixes and then everyone would be happy. You know. I ran 30 kilofeet in an hour yesterday. And New York is only 18 megafeet from here. A walk in the park. I think the idea has merit, but to avoid confusion we should use Roman prefixes rather...
by Octavious
Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Foot stuff
Replies: 30
Views: 417

Re: Foot stuff

100 links in a chain, 10 chains in a furlong. The Imperial system is perfectly capable of doing it decimal style if it wants to :). Although I admit it's a bit of a shame we lost the old definition of a mile as 1000 paces somewhere in history. Then no one would have felt the need to arse about with ...
by Octavious
Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 50
Views: 732

Re: Coronavirus

What is the weather like in Italy? Quite pleasant, temperatures in the high teens... Pretty much like an Irish summer, but with a little more sun. How many countries have managed to effectively prevent person to person infections? No idea, and not a particularly useful measure as countries will hav...
by Octavious
Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:12 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Foot stuff
Replies: 30
Views: 417

Re: Foot stuff

And yards for beer, of course :)
by Octavious
Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Role of Carrots in Modern Society
Replies: 24
Views: 300

Re: The Role of Carrots in Modern Society

Your first mistake is confusing them with a vegetable. It's understandable, as they vaguely resemble the root vegetable known as the parsnip, but a simple internet search can reveal that the carrot is fact the sexual organ of the male snowman. Colloquially known as the "snowman's nose" (presumably t...
by Octavious
Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Foot stuff
Replies: 30
Views: 417

Re: Foot stuff

Out of curiosity, what range of imperial measurements are used in the US? Is it just inches, feet, yards, and miles? Do you have links and rods and chains and furlongs too? I've never gotten used to the American habit of measuring weight in pounds instead of stones and pounds like sensible people, a...
by Octavious
Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 50
Views: 732

Re: Coronavirus

So a couple of observations. The virus seems rather good at slipping past our best efforts at detection. People given the all clear have subsequently been found to have it. The virus seems quite happy establishing itself in Italy where the weather is currently rather warm, which implies that hopes t...
by Octavious
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Who would be the best candidate to defeat Trump (for the Democrats)
Replies: 26
Views: 1861

Re: Who would be the best candidate to defeat Trump (for the Democrats)

If one thing has come out of the Democratic race thus far, it's a demonstration of how good the expensive end of the US health care system is. The three score and ten are a distant memory for most of the front runners, and at a time when most normal people would be putting their feet up and planning...
by Octavious
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Foot stuff
Replies: 30
Views: 417

Re: Foot stuff

brainbomb wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:07 am
I was wondering how you guys feel about the use of feet

in europe its all meters. Do you think wrapping our geads around feet is possible
One small point. In America it is all meters. In Europe it is metres.
by Octavious
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Foot stuff
Replies: 30
Views: 417

Re: Foot stuff

In the UK I tend to use chains on a professional basis, which as you know is 66 feet (or 22 yards if you prefer). There are 80 chains in a mile and 100 links in a chain. The foot, of course, is the old Roman system consisting of 12 uncia (from which became the British inch and the Spanish uno). It's...
by Octavious
Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Update on Trump Presidency
Replies: 15
Views: 178

Re: Update on Trump Presidency

Uh, US puts it foot down and tells Turkey it can't invade? You seriously believe that Turkey would be brazen enough to attack US forces? Ah, so your solution is to keep US troops stationed permanently in a hostile nation with their weapons pointed at a NATO ally? From all sources I have seen Iran w...
by Octavious
Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Independence Movements
Replies: 12
Views: 105

Re: Independence Movements

Because, Ora, over a third of a million Brits claimed their religion to Jedi in the census a few years back. People in Britain sign all sorts of things that they don't actually believe. I've been a member of the flat earth society since the late 90s. You can't draw conclusions from it.
by Octavious
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Update on Trump Presidency
Replies: 15
Views: 178

Re: Update on Trump Presidency

Iran left the nuclear deal, basically failing about 40 years of nuclear non-proliferation foreign policy. The Iran nuclear deal was a failure of nuclear non proliferation foreign policy in that it didn't stop Iran preparing to create nuclear weapons, and the limited protections that did exist would...