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Education Today I learned (TIL)........

Discussion in 'General' started by Kronos, 20 Jan 2018.

  1. mrlongbeard

    mrlongbeard Multimodder

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    TiL that despite being noisy (think 2 million volt Tesla coil) MRI machines are rather easy to fall asleep in, weirdly soothing.
     
  2. Byron C

    Byron C Over-reacting and over-analysing since 1982

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    Well, at least if you're asleep you're not moving...
     
  3. Arboreal

    Arboreal Keeper of the Electric Currants

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    Ironic that they're so noisy with no moving parts compared to a CT Scanner.

    We had a baby MRI in the basement at Uni that was used for research work, it was in a separate partition from everything else. You had to put your wallet and watch in a tub by the door and all the ferrous tools on the work trolley nearby were all on retaining cords!

    This was that long ago that the image processing was done by a 286 PC* with a Fast Fourier Transform Card...It'd be all on a GPU or dedicated hardware now I guess.

    * I see that was out of date by the time I was there in '88

    Putting the computing in perspective, we had a Commodore PET, (bolted to the bench), in the 1st year lab for least squares fit analysis. There were BBC B micros around too, but not many. You could book time on the mainframe, but I never got involved there.
     
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  4. Byron C

    Byron C Over-reacting and over-analysing since 1982

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    TIL that I still have credit in my Sipgate account and that it's still active after more than 2 years...

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  5. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Multimodder

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    TIL that Bungie released the final Halo PC patch in 2014 (2014!!!).

    It contained a number of fixes that makes the original Halo PC work seamlessly on Win 7/8/10 and at 1080p, it also contained an entirely new server browser and authentication system since Gamespy was shut down.

    I also discovered that in 2020 there is still a busy population of Halo PC multiplayer servers going, despite the presence of SPV3 and MCC. Brilliant!
     
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  6. mrlongbeard

    mrlongbeard Multimodder

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    TiL that McDonald's breakfasts are as delicious as I remember, not been there for anything since the beginning of March.
     
  7. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Not been to McDonalds for about 30 years. :worried:
     
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  8. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    I lost a bet to my wife that there isn't such thing as savory muffins.

    She bought McMuffin's and won the bet. Now brings it up whenever we go pass McD.
     
  9. Dr. Coin

    Dr. Coin Multimodder

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    That tops me at just over 19 years (late August 2001, I know because that is when I quite my summer job which was next to a McDonalds).
     
  10. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Rotary Cat.

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    TIL, on another forum, that in The Netherlands, Celine Dion is known as The Canadian Foghorn.
     
  11. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Regarded as fondly as that?
     
  12. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    TIL my missus has never seen or heard a kazoo before.

    #culturaldifferences
     
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  13. Dr. Coin

    Dr. Coin Multimodder

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    There are some Canadian's too
     
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  14. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Rotary Cat.

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    We would all like to have never heard a kazoo.
     
  15. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Multimodder

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    But then I would have never heard the Deus Ex theme on a Kazoo, it's glorious!

     
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  16. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Well a kazoo is just a posh version of a comb and paper.
     
  17. Dr. Coin

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    :clap: That is fantastic. And nowI just want to fire up Deus Ex agian. Good times.
     
  18. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Rotary Cat.

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    TIL, this just in from Susie Dent:
     
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  19. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    TIL - The son of Smallfilms founder Oliver Postgate is working on a live-action "Ivor the Engine" movie.
     
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  20. enbydee

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    Genuinely feel like I've seen a trailer for this but that would have been almost exactly a year ago at Star Wars which seems early and I can't find anything online. TIL I'm losing it.
     

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