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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V5 (Message 1606535)
Posted 19 hours ago by Profile Graham Middleton
Wow!

I didn't expect to get that one :-)

Thanks, I'll look for something later on today.
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V5 (Message 1606500)
Posted 22 hours ago by Profile Graham Middleton
I would guess that it's a silencer of some sort.

Surely it has to have been designed by a woman, looking like that - enough to give most men inferiority complexes! :-)
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : British vs. French system (Message 1606238)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Graham Middleton
The original definition was This portion of the meridian, assumed to be one ten millionth of the distance between the North pole and the Equator on a meridian running through Paris at sea level. Except they had no means of measuring that at the time! But it sounded good to the French :-)

May be, or may not. What strikes me in this is, that when already in the third century BC a fellow by the name Eratosthenes was quite able to calculate the Earth's circumference (http://www.geo.hunter.cuny.edu/~jochen/GTECH201/Lectures/Lec6concepts/Datums/Determining%20the%20earths%20size.htm), why couldn't possibly others two millennia later, perhaps even more accurately.

Current SI standard (1983) for a metre: The distance travelled by light in vacuum in 1/299792458 second.



Isn't the second defined in terms of a certain number of oscillations of a particular atom at NTP? That seems to be getting rather close to circular definitions, although not quite there yet. :D
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give Us a Caption #58 (Message 1605553)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
He jumped from twenty Thousand feet without a parachute,
He jumped from twenty Thousand feet without a parachute,
He jumped from twenty Thousand feet without a parachute,
And he ain't gonna jump no more!

(Sung to John Brown's body)


or


That was my packed lunch, not your parachute!
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give Us a Caption #58 (Message 1604082)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
OK, who had a foam party in the neighborhood & forgot to turn the machine off???

Or


All this work, just to take the dog out for a walk!
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give Us a Caption #58 (Message 1603269)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
You don't want to hear what the rear gunner said just before this photo!
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give Us a Caption #58 (Message 1602693)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
"See! I TOLD you that you'd put the anti-grav drive in downside up!"

or

"Yes, I know it fits on a single parking space, but that's hardly the point!"
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give Us a Caption #58 (Message 1601564)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
Well, I've put it on the blood drip, now it's over to you to do the rest..


And, KWSN, in case you haven't noticed, I like puns somewhat.
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give Us a Caption #58 (Message 1600716)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
We do this just COS we like it.
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give Us a Caption #58 (Message 1600212)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
Red, Yes
Riding, obviously.
Hood, quite clearly.

But Little ????
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give Us a Caption #58 (Message 1599491)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
When she started to surface after the night before, she had this strange feeling that she should not look over her shoulder at the person with her.
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Miggins Magnificent Mouthwatering Mouthfuls (Message 1599425)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
My Dear Mrs Miggins,

To have an opportunity to manipulate such things as your widely-renowned muffins, is an event not to be missed.

I am sure that many of the people who follow this discussion would agree with me.

I remain,

Your Admirer

Graham W Middleton
Sub-Lieutenant RN (Retd.)
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Lest we forget... (Message 1598666)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
George & Paddy Middleton
William Hash
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Who farted??? (Message 1598665)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
The Original Big Bertha ?? COR! What a Bore!!!!

She certainly made a lot of noise, and it took a lot of men to look after her!
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give Us a Caption #58 (Message 1598061)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
After the party upstairs damaged the ceiling the couple take it in turns to hold it up while the other one sleeps. However, Jane's aching arms mean that now she can't call Carl to take over!

Very long and not very funny!
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give Us a Caption #58 (Message 1597462)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
Not to win but ...

"I say, dear, what did you use to clean this seat? It seems a little tacky!"

I'm Sorry, but the pun made me do it!
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : My bum's itchy. (Message 1597098)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
http://answerparty.com/question/answer/what-should-i-name-my-butt
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give Us a Caption #58 (Message 1596352)
Posted 26 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
And then there were four!
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation safety 2 (Message 1588661)
Posted 18 Oct 2014 by Profile Graham Middleton
Not for the faint-hearted, from earlier this year.


http://www.dumpert.nl/mediabase/6621064/2e5ec4e1/schokkende_beelden_auto_ongeluk_belgie.html

Very scary!
20) Message boards : Number crunching : AP V7 (Message 1588652)
Posted 18 Oct 2014 by Profile Graham Middleton
Many thanks for the pointers, Mike and Zalster.

I'll try some changes over this weekend & see how it all goes.


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