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Forum: SLC 14 July 2018, 01:28 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,479
Posted By Richard W
I don't know exactly how the devices work, but...

I don't know exactly how the devices work, but it's not "smoke" at all, it's vapour, hence "vaping". Also, the vapour is created deliberately by the devices and is not integral to how they work.
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Forum: SLC 12 July 2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 5,505
Posted By Richard W
I was mostly trying to find a picture of the...

I was mostly trying to find a picture of the logo, rather than match the car exactly.

Yesterday I saw this Austin 12 van (https://truck-uk.smugmug.com/Trucks/AUSTIN/i-6djg7gn/A) driving on the...
Forum: Fun House 11 July 2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 339
Posted By Richard W
And Northern Lights, and I think Chernobyl. ...

And Northern Lights, and I think Chernobyl.

I read this article (https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/aug/09/princess-diana-grief-exciting-death) last year in which the writer (Peter...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 11 July 2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 980
Views: 143,601
Posted By Richard W
Stop hitting my trombone with those sticks!

Stop hitting my trombone with those sticks!
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 10 July 2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 980
Views: 143,601
Posted By Richard W
Ooh, looks OK from the first few questions: ...

Ooh, looks OK from the first few questions:

1. Job.
2. Drums (if it needs to be more specific I don't know). I think I looked this up to find out what the former poster of that name's screen name...
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 09 July 2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By Richard W
I thought it was going to be what they looked...

I thought it was going to be what they looked like in their "wild" varieties before selective breeding, but it's still interesting anyway - although I knew what most of those things looked like...
Forum: SLC 09 July 2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 5,505
Posted By Richard W
It looks like the Straight 8 is an engine that...

It looks like the Straight 8 is an engine that was in a variety of models, rather than a particular car in itself. I found a couple of photos of rear views that are apparently Pontiacs with that...
Forum: Fun House 09 July 2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,653
Posted By Richard W
My friends were in a band called The Wah, and...

My friends were in a band called The Wah, and once they started to get some good local success and reviews, they got a cease-and-desist letter from Pete Wylie of The Mighty Wah!, telling them they'd...
Forum: SLC 09 July 2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,601
Posted By Richard W
In a dream a few days ago, I learned that if you...

In a dream a few days ago, I learned that if you take the right tour of Buckingham Palace (or Windsor Castle, or somewhere - I can't remember how exactly the situation arose), then the Queen herself...
Forum: SLC 09 July 2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 176,312
Posted By Richard W
Following the links from the Wikipedia article, I...

Following the links from the Wikipedia article, I found this obituary from 1992 by David Simon in the Baltimore Sun, for a guy called "Possum" who was the real-life model for Bubbles:
...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 09 July 2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 8,797
Posted By Richard W
Existential Comics - Wittgenstein's Lion...

Existential Comics - Wittgenstein's Lion (http://existentialcomics.com/comic/245)

It's only indirectly related, but I thought it was funny anyway, especially the things the lion talks about to...
Forum: SLC 07 July 2018, 10:48 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 5,505
Posted By Richard W
I also saw a nice modern front-engined Ferrari...

I also saw a nice modern front-engined Ferrari that I couldn't quite identify, today. It doesn't appear to have been the Superfast, which I'd wondered about. (I looked up its number plate and it was...
Forum: Fun House 06 July 2018, 01:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,653
Posted By Richard W
Based on a sign that used to be in the...

Based on a sign that used to be in the greengrocery section of my local supermarket, I thought of starting a band called Slip Hazard, whose first album would have been "Beware of Loose Grapes".

If...
Forum: Rantidote 06 July 2018, 01:48 AM
Replies: 607
Views: 50,973
Posted By Richard W
Well if you list them here, I'm sure we'll all be...

Well if you list them here, I'm sure we'll all be able to say whether there has ever been a band called that in the past.

I'm sure we've had various band name threads before now, but the only one...
Forum: Amusement Bark 05 July 2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 499
Views: 128,894
Posted By Richard W
I'm feeling quite similar, CoH! I have been...

I'm feeling quite similar, CoH! I have been replaying Red Dead Redemption and will probably finish that (one of the few big games I'll have replayed right through, if I do) but there's almost nothing...
Forum: SLC 04 July 2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,479
Posted By Richard W
The distances I posted were those for the current...

The distances I posted were those for the current top team and player, so by definition are higher than average.

But as I said, I don't think you can usefully get an average speed from those...
Forum: SLC 04 July 2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,479
Posted By Richard W
There's a picture of it in this tweet (as well as...

There's a picture of it in this tweet (as well as the original words to the song). I think it's red, silver and dark blue:

https://twitter.com/J4ke_w4lker/status/1012280330148040704
Forum: Soapbox Derby 04 July 2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By Richard W
There have been a few articles about this that...

There have been a few articles about this that I've seen recently - another below, from The Guardian:
...
Forum: SLC 03 July 2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,479
Posted By Richard W
My sister lives in Belgium but I had to support...

My sister lives in Belgium but I had to support Japan in the last game just because everybody seemed to think it would be easier to beat Japan if we ended up playing them in the final. They were so...
Forum: SLC 03 July 2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 60,381
Posted By Richard W
I used to dive as well, and had a few good dives...

I used to dive as well, and had a few good dives as well as some bad ones. (I think I've told the long story before so I won't, but to summarise, I wasn't terribly happy with one much more...
Forum: SLC 03 July 2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,479
Posted By Richard W
True, I did mean the knockout part. Also, I think...

True, I did mean the knockout part. Also, I think it's (at least) 30 minutes (plus stoppage time) rather than "up to" 30 minutes, as I think they play all of the extra time now rather than stopping...
Forum: Amusement Bark 02 July 2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,208
Posted By Richard W
You mean you don't have a janitor with a mop, who...

You mean you don't have a janitor with a mop, who can put on sunglasses and casually wander anywhere on the ship? Damn, there goes my scheme for... er, sorry, I mean... this information about the...
Forum: SLC 02 July 2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,479
Posted By Richard W
The highest average for the World Cup (as of...

The highest average for the World Cup (as of Monday 25th, so it's a bit out of date) was 8.3km per player for Russia:
...
Forum: SLC 02 July 2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,479
Posted By Richard W
Wasn't it something to do with affecting the...

Wasn't it something to do with affecting the performance of the boards (in days when they used to be busier)? Possibly affecting the indexing perhaps, especially if the long thread moved fast and had...
Forum: SLC 02 July 2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 597
Views: 51,262
Posted By Richard W
The letters G and U were brought to you by the...

The letters G and U were brought to you by the letters U, P and S.
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