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

  1. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    It took me a couple of years before I realised my monitor had a couple on the side too.
     
  2. satisfiedwimp

    satisfiedwimp What's a Dremel?

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    Haha! Have you ever been called with a totally different name from your emails? :wallbash:
     
  3. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    I often get messages on MS Teams through work from people asking for help. Now to find me they have to input my correct name (Stephen) but I still get Dean or Peter quite often.
     
  4. KayinBlack

    KayinBlack Currently Rebuilding

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    New doctor thinks he knows more than the specialists I see and has started taking me off vital meds. This will end badly.

    He somehow thinks I'm faking the genetic disease that killed my son. This is about to get nasty.
     
  5. noizdaemon666

    noizdaemon666 I'm Od, Therefore I Pwn

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    Now listen here Deaphenter, no one is daft enough to forget your name after having to type it in to find you. I mean remembering meccanoboy isn't hard is it? :lol:
     
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  6. satisfiedwimp

    satisfiedwimp What's a Dremel?

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    Jeez, we are the same. I wonder how the heck they missed that when it's just there in the mail already. Funny thing is, unless you point it out, they will never notice it. :wallbash:
     
  7. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    TIL - The Boston Dynamics Spot robots used for security patrols at SpaceX's launch site in Boca Chica Texas, are named Apollo & Zeus after the doggos in 80's TV show "Magnum PI"
     
  8. satisfiedwimp

    satisfiedwimp What's a Dremel?

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    TIL - well tonight, I learned how to make pork dumplings!
     
  9. VipersGratitude

    VipersGratitude Multimodder

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  10. VipersGratitude

    VipersGratitude Multimodder

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    The poster for The Lost Boys isn't a photo collage, it's a John Alvin painting.
     
  11. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Multimodder

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    TIL that the Ace Combat series is a prequel to Galaga, that's official Namco Bandai canon.

    Sadly I have to call BS on that one, Jack Black was born 8 months before Apollo 13's launch date and he was the youngest of his brood. His mother wasn't pregnant during the Apollo 13 mission, but she was part of it, the Hubble Telescope design team too.
     
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  12. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    I may have to call BS on your BS-calling: the Apollo Abort Guidance System was not made during the mission, but before the mission. Thus, it's entirely possible that Cohen was in labour while finishing up the work on the project - eight months before Apollo 13 actually launched. And she was an employee of TRW, Inc. and worked on the Abort Guidance System as per her son (Professor Neil Siegel, not Jack Black.)

    However, I have no idea if eight months from finish to launch is realistic, or if the AGS had to have been completed considerably before Black's birth. I only know it's plausible that she was still working on ironing out the last kinks eight months before mission launch.
     
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    VipersGratitude Multimodder

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  14. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Looks like it's only partially confirmed:

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    In other words, did Cohen work on the Apollo Guidance System? Yes. Did Cohen solve an engineering problem at the hospital while in labour? Yes.

    Was said engineering problem related to the Apollo Guidance System? Possibly, depending on when the AGS project was finished and how quickly Cohen was moved onto TRW's next project.
     
  15. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Multimodder

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    I love you guys :D
     
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    Cookie Monster Multimodder

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    I think we can all agree that solving the problem is a far greater achievment than giving birth to that idiot.
     
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  17. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Rotary Cat.

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    TIL that drilling into very hard bricks, is never less than a PITA!

    TBH I already knew that...
     
  18. TechBuggy

    TechBuggy What's a Dremel?

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    TIL that there very likely won't be a Lego Movie 3 or a Lego Batman Movie 2. After the sequel performed under expectations (still made $100 million-plus in profits, mind you) Warner Brothers sold the rights to Universal. Since WB holds the film rights to all DC characters, if Universal were to move forward with Lego Movie 3, they would have to dump a bunch of characters.
     
  19. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    I thought this too, then I got an SDS Drill, buzzing holes into paving slabs is great fun!
     
  20. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    TIL - America's "National Air & Space Museum" are currently restoring Poe Dameron's X-Wing, for display later in the year.

     
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