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Message 1316235 - Posted: 16 Dec 2012, 22:25:28 UTC


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Message 1316313 - Posted: 17 Dec 2012, 4:13:10 UTC

It isn't free association. I think if a poster has a non obvious link, perhaps a hyperlink to an explanation should be the word.
e.g. [ url=explanation_page ] non-obvious [ /url ]
Saves a bit of discussion here and doesn't disrupt the flow.


Have a question. Should we ask that posters not display their signatures in the word thread? Would get more words per screen for people reading it.

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Message 1316315 - Posted: 17 Dec 2012, 4:19:58 UTC - in response to Message 1316235.


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Message 1316354 - Posted: 17 Dec 2012, 7:49:06 UTC - in response to Message 1316313.

It isn't free association. I think if a poster has a non obvious link, perhaps a hyperlink to an explanation should be the word.
e.g. [ url=explanation_page ] non-obvious [ /url ]
Saves a bit of discussion here and doesn't disrupt the flow.


Have a question. Should we ask that posters not display their signatures in the word thread? Would get more words per screen for people reading it.



Good idea, Gary.
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Message 1316362 - Posted: 17 Dec 2012, 8:53:47 UTC - in response to Message 1316313.

It isn't free association. I think if a poster has a non obvious link, perhaps a hyperlink to an explanation should be the word.
e.g. [ url=explanation_page ] non-obvious [ /url ]
Saves a bit of discussion here and doesn't disrupt the flow.


Have a question. Should we ask that posters not display their signatures in the word thread? Would get more words per screen for people reading it.


Agree on point one as long as it is done like you suggest, don't really want lots of explanations.

Point two have to try to remember that as it is per post!! And I have just discovered that if you untick it then "preview" your reply, it ticks the box agagin!!

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Message 1316368 - Posted: 17 Dec 2012, 8:59:02 UTC

Most people hardly reads 3 posts.

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Message 1316369 - Posted: 17 Dec 2012, 9:00:38 UTC - in response to Message 1316368.

Most people hardly reads 3 posts.

I always go back to my last word to see how it got to where it now is. I enjoy seeing the thought processes!!
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Message 1316371 - Posted: 17 Dec 2012, 9:05:39 UTC - in response to Message 1316369.

Most people hardly reads 3 posts.

I always go back to my last word to see how it got to where it now is. I enjoy seeing the thought processes!!


In all honesty Bernie i dont think you are comparable.
In a positive matter of course.

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Message 1316372 - Posted: 17 Dec 2012, 9:07:34 UTC - in response to Message 1316369.
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I always go back to my last word to see how it got to where it now is. I enjoy seeing the thought processes!!

+1 Bernie ! It's really interesting to see the paths taken by the spirit of each... :)
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Message 1316379 - Posted: 17 Dec 2012, 11:09:23 UTC

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Message 1316395 - Posted: 17 Dec 2012, 13:05:35 UTC - in response to Message 1316371.

Most people hardly reads 3 posts.

I always go back to my last word to see how it got to where it now is. I enjoy seeing the thought processes!!


In all honesty Bernie i dont think you are comparable.
In a positive matter of course.

Are you saying I am incomparable
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Message 1316401 - Posted: 17 Dec 2012, 13:27:30 UTC - in response to Message 1316395.

Most people hardly reads 3 posts.

I always go back to my last word to see how it got to where it now is. I enjoy seeing the thought processes!!


In all honesty Bernie i dont think you are comparable.
In a positive matter of course.

Are you saying I am incomparable


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to the reading back not to your alleged incomparableness.

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Message 1316411 - Posted: 17 Dec 2012, 13:39:00 UTC

Would Scrabble accept incomparableness.

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Message 1316422 - Posted: 17 Dec 2012, 14:25:19 UTC

Chris, in North America "kerosene" is a light crude oil distillate, used in lamps and cooking stoves. "Paraffin" is petroleum derived wax, used in candles and for sealing. "Petrol" is used in bad made-for-TV movies to let people know the actor is supposed to be British.

And don't get me started on "football".
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Message 1316431 - Posted: 17 Dec 2012, 15:11:00 UTC - in response to Message 1316422.

I think kerosene is used as jet fuel.
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Message 1316442 - Posted: 17 Dec 2012, 16:25:14 UTC - in response to Message 1316431.

I think kerosene is used as jet fuel.
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Almost. Jet fuel has some anti-freeze added to it.

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Message 1316453 - Posted: 17 Dec 2012, 17:10:55 UTC

The kerosene lamp (widely known in Britain as a paraffin lamp) is a type of lighting device that uses kerosene (British "paraffin", as distinct from paraffin wax) as a fuel. Kerosene lamps have a wick or mantle as light source, protected by a glass chimney or globe


Can you see where the confusion has arisen?

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Message 1316465 - Posted: 17 Dec 2012, 18:03:02 UTC - in response to Message 1316442.
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I think kerosene is used as jet fuel.
Tullio

Almost. Jet fuel has some anti-freeze added to it.


Up untill 1995 the US Air Force used JP4 a 50/50 mix of gasoline and kerosene. I have no idea what they now use.

I do know that kerosene was added to diesel fuel and fule oil #1 as an antifreeze.
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Message 1316485 - Posted: 17 Dec 2012, 19:00:47 UTC

In addition to the anti-freeze, most jet fuel uses anti-bacterial additives, and very small amounts of heavy oils as lubricants. Most jet engines will run on just about anything that is liquid and can burn, but run best and cleanest on light kerosene based fuels.

Most western air forces today run JP-8, which is virtually identical to commercial JET-A or NATO F-34. There are funny mixes around, mostly for cold weather (JET-B) and hard to ignite stuff used on-board ships (good old JP-5). All of these are very similar to diesel fuel, and most diesels run very happily on modern jet fuel.

JP-6 was used for the XB-70, but hasn't been made for decades. JP-7 is very bizarre stuff developed for aircraft like the SR-71. It is a weird cocktail of light petroleum distillates plus odd chemicals like cesium and triethylborane, and is very hard to ignite. It remains in small scale production today, long after the SR-71 was retired, a fact which keeps the Internet conspiracy theory nutbars hopping. The stuff produced today is used in experimental ramjets, and as rocket fuel.
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Message 1316492 - Posted: 17 Dec 2012, 19:07:33 UTC - in response to Message 1316372.

I always go back to my last word to see how it got to where it now is. I enjoy seeing the thought processes!!

+1 Bernie ! It's really interesting to see the paths taken by the spirit of each... :)


Same here:)
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