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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1475 on: March 16, 2019, 02:20:38 PM »


BBC: Emma Haruka Iwao smashes Pi world record -
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-47524760


... are there any other "magic" number sequences that seemingly go on forever?
 
 
 




Yes, there are loads of irrational numbers as they are called.  The square root of 2 (1.414.........) is a well known one, but most square roots come into this category.  Google or Wikipedia will tell you more than you ever want to know.  :}


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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1476 on: March 24, 2019, 12:41:22 PM »

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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1477 on: March 27, 2019, 05:14:44 PM »

Hot tub boat- how about this for a modelling project?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcluKhyrK1k

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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1478 on: April 15, 2019, 07:28:02 PM »


'The Bells, bells bells of Notre-Dame!'    .... unfortunately, today they are Fire Engines.   :(( 
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1479 on: April 15, 2019, 07:48:39 PM »

Very sad for the French. It is the equivalent of St Paul's being destroyed in London.  :((

We visited it many years ago.

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« Reply #1480 on: April 15, 2019, 07:51:21 PM »

Always seems to be when being renovated - like Windsor Castle, Cutty Sark etc. 


You'd think they would learn.
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« Reply #1481 on: April 16, 2019, 06:45:32 PM »

I'm a bit disappointed with the jokes. It has been a pretty devastating event for the French.

If it had happened to St Paul's or Westminster Abbey would we have appreaciated the French poking fun at us at the damage to a national icon?

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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1482 on: April 16, 2019, 07:40:03 PM »


Fair point Colin, my apologies.

 Topic tided up.   :-))
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« Reply #1483 on: April 16, 2019, 07:44:46 PM »

Thank you Martin.
Appreciated.
I do understand that it is easy to sometimes react a bit too quickly but watching the interviews with Parisiens it is clear how much they are hurting.
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1484 on: April 16, 2019, 07:54:26 PM »


Just watching the videos of the aftermath...... whatever they paid that that scaffolding company, it was worth it!   :o
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1485 on: April 16, 2019, 08:24:14 PM »

Funding has already passed 600million and still growing. It will be better than ever
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« Reply #1486 on: April 16, 2019, 11:24:59 PM »

If it had happened to St Paul's ...


Umm...it did.  %)


The original St. Paul's was burned down in the Great Fire. Wren's replacement is the local phoenix.


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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1487 on: April 17, 2019, 06:27:21 PM »


BBC: Italian students' BBQ results in 13m fine for forest fire.


          https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-47960358
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1488 on: April 17, 2019, 07:01:28 PM »


Fair point Colin, my apologies.

 Topic tided up.   :-))




No need really, if it had happened in the UK then yes I am sure other nationalities would also be thinking up jokes...Probably more so.


As it is , was not the original Notre D pretty well destroyed in WW2, so how much of it is original ?..  Will be interesting to see the rebuild over the next few years..

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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1489 on: April 17, 2019, 07:13:29 PM »


No need really, if it had happened in the UK then yes I am sure other nationalities would also be thinking up jokes...Probably more so.



 Probably.... but I hope we're above that sort of thing here on Mayhem .... even if I  .... we have temporary lapses of judgment...  :embarrassed:



 
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1490 on: April 17, 2019, 07:13:59 PM »

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No need really, if it had happened in the UK then yes I am sure other nationalities would also be thinking up jokes...Probably more so.


As it is , was not the original Notre D pretty well destroyed in WW2, so how much of it is original ?..  Will be interesting to see the rebuild over the next few years..


Not sure where to start in response to that post!

Firstly there has been a huge worldwide outpouring of sympathy and comments about the Notre Dame fire and absolutely nowhere has there been any suggestion that it is has been a joking matter. Are you suggesting that if St Paul's or Westminster Abbey had been subject to a similar conflagration then our European friends would have been splitting their sides with laughter? If so you have a very weird outlook on human nature.

Secondly, get your history right. The cathedral survived WW2 pretty much untouched.  <*<

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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1492 on: April 17, 2019, 07:45:33 PM »

Yes, you don't have to be religious to appreciate its significance. These old buildings are part of our history and heritage as are the more ancient ones before them such as the Pyramids and Greek temples etc.

Notre Dame will no doubt be restored but probably not as quickly as President Macron suggests!

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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1493 on: April 17, 2019, 07:57:43 PM »


Not sure where to start in response to that post!

Firstly there has been a huge worldwide outpouring of sympathy and comments about the Notre Dame fire and absolutely nowhere has there been any suggestion that it is has been a joking matter. Are you suggesting that if St Paul's or Westminster Abbey had been subject to a similar conflagration then our European friends would have been splitting their sides with laughter? If so you have a very weird outlook on human nature.

Secondly, get your history right. The cathedral survived WW2 pretty much untouched.  <*<

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Firstly , maybe not splitting their sides but there would have been jokes as there always are, as shown here. And maybe no joking matter but regardless I have seen plenty knocking around.


Secondly , Has nothing to do with my History, I asked a question, I did not state a fact, when I googled ND WW2 it would appear the pictures that came up were for another Cathedral  (but looked very similar ) which did nor appear to be fairing very well, yes maybe I should have looked into the picture a bit more , but I did not so hay ho..
I have been up to the top of ND, found it fascinating ,( also have a heavy concrete replica Gargoyle from there as well I believe.)  the fact I found some of the light hearted jokes amusing does not mean I do not feel empathy for the French, after all that is where some of my family originate from.

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« Reply #1494 on: April 17, 2019, 08:11:05 PM »

The joke now is  our TV  drooling on  about  it we don't need a daily bulletin on  how they are going to do it. Not only that why  all the donations   No insurance or are they protecting their no claim bonus  would be ironical if it was classed as an act of god
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« Reply #1495 on: April 17, 2019, 08:19:29 PM »

If you are going to make statements online best to check your facts a bit more closely, this is why there is so much inaccuracy and fake news.

I like a joke as much as anyone else but in these sort of circumstances they should be initiated by those most affected. There are jokes at funerals to lighten the atmosphere but best initiated by those most closely involved.

Yes, there may have been plenty of jokes knocking around but unfortunately some people are like that and we just have to live with them, doesn't mean it is the decent response.

Obviously we all have differing senses of humour. I prefer not to make fun of the obvious sadness of the French people in this instance. We can have a joke when the different proposals for the replacement spire are published no doubt.

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« Reply #1496 on: April 17, 2019, 08:26:44 PM »

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Not only that why  all the donations   No insurance or are they protecting their no claim bonus

Yes, the offers of donations from various people are a bit questionable. They get publicity and tax breaks. The money was not forthcoming to maintain the structure before the fire because nobody was very interested - just another facet of human nature.

As always, people rarely appreciate what they have until they lose or come close to losing it. Ironically the fire will probably ultimately leave the cathedral in a better state than it would otherwise have been in had the existing renovation programme continued.

But that is a separate matter from the impact of the fire on the French nation and elsewhere.

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« Reply #1497 on: April 17, 2019, 08:35:40 PM »

This'll do! Well, it's good enough for Derbyshire...
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« Reply #1498 on: April 17, 2019, 08:48:36 PM »

Is that what they call an interrupted screw Dave?

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« Reply #1499 on: April 17, 2019, 11:22:13 PM »

Damned if I can remember, Admiral...
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