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Message 2120357 - Posted: 3 Jun 2023, 19:57:32 UTC
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Pusholine - Slang term for gasoline or petrol.

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Message 2120477 - Posted: 6 Jun 2023, 19:46:58 UTC

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Message 2120514 - Posted: 7 Jun 2023, 7:07:21 UTC

With both Bluestar and Wiggo buying in Rocky's remember drinks on Wiggo and full blown meals on Bluestar.
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Message 2120882 - Posted: 13 Jun 2023, 22:13:38 UTC

CD Marketing and Pre-emphasis...

The shape and feel and look and playing-time of the CD was very much shaped by Marketing...

Also, my suspicions were that pre-emphasis was included, despite digital not suffering anything of the noise that such as vinyl or tape suffered, as some sort of gimmick to make the CDs sound 'special'. The effect of pre-emphasis is that the music sounds 'sharper' and 'brighter'. However, without suitable bass, that can also sound distractingly 'tinny'. Works well for "Boom boxes"?...

However, see these explanations:

hydrogenaudio - Pre-emphasis

Archimago's Musings - HOW-TO: CD Pre-Emphasis & Using SoX De-Emphasis. (And the decline of physical media with vinyl revenue > CD now.)

So really? 'Just' an 'innocent' feature to overcome the limitations of the decode circuitry in early CD players?...

... Possibly so...

However, I remember that the early CDs that I bought very much featured showing off their higher dynamic range and 'clarity'... Sometimes far too far...

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Message 2120983 - Posted: 15 Jun 2023, 23:29:00 UTC

Ivan “Ironman” Stewart Baja racer.

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Message 2121044 - Posted: 16 Jun 2023, 19:12:52 UTC

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Message 2121112 - Posted: 17 Jun 2023, 23:46:47 UTC

Just one very good way to ditch the old proprietary office:

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Message 2121284 - Posted: 21 Jun 2023, 15:53:24 UTC

An ornithopter (from Greek ornis, ornith- 'bird' and pteron 'wing') is an aircraft that flies by flapping its wings.

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Message 2121377 - Posted: 23 Jun 2023, 7:18:31 UTC

Yet again the use of a hyphen by the admiral gets us all fed and watered on his account.
Carbon 14 or carbon-14 does not have the number part spelled.
I reiterate, if you want to refer to carbon 14 (or similar names) then you a choice of two words "carbon" and "fourteen", either of which is acceptable.
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Message 2121380 - Posted: 23 Jun 2023, 7:52:53 UTC

If I posted this 14C. Would it be okay?

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Message 2121393 - Posted: 23 Jun 2023, 14:37:25 UTC - in response to Message 2121380.  

14C is not a short form for carbon 14, but is one of the short forms of "14 Celsius", thus you would have some explaining to do trying to link a temperature with radioactive decay and the like.
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Message 2121395 - Posted: 23 Jun 2023, 14:41:09 UTC

Terry Pratchett - Equal Rites

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Message 2121397 - Posted: 23 Jun 2023, 17:07:33 UTC

One last try. I wish you could use superscript in a post. Just how can one use one these in a post? Just read the first part of the first paragraph please.
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Message 2121400 - Posted: 23 Jun 2023, 18:18:57 UTC - in response to Message 2121397.  
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Carbon14

See: Use BBCode tags to format your text

But... What?... No[sub]subscripting[/sub]?...


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Message 2121401 - Posted: 23 Jun 2023, 18:50:28 UTC - in response to Message 2121397.  

Two things, I prefer my somewhat battered due to use copy of the IUPAC nomenclature rules (a somewhat weighty volume) over Wikipedia when it comes to the correct naming of elements and compounds.
Second, you didn't look very hard for the superscript tag, it works pretty well.

Remember, the nomenclature relies on case and subscript & subscript to work, and numbers are written as Latin numerals, and do not have the same meaning as "the same" number spelled out, or written as Roman numerals - all great fun.
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Message 2121403 - Posted: 23 Jun 2023, 19:31:25 UTC - in response to Message 2121401.  
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... And then there is the deep dive into LaTeX formatting!!!



Fantastic stuff! And yet not beaten since all these decades...


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Message 2121419 - Posted: 24 Jun 2023, 4:56:19 UTC

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Message 2121421 - Posted: 24 Jun 2023, 7:27:41 UTC

Brilliant connection there Gary.
Take a hyphenated phrase, loose one word, and post the remaining word to leave the rest of us scratching our heads where the link is :-)
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Message 2121424 - Posted: 24 Jun 2023, 8:00:47 UTC

I think I am starting to feel like I am getting it.

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Message 2121436 - Posted: 24 Jun 2023, 14:18:40 UTC - in response to Message 2121421.  

Brilliant connection there Gary.
Take a hyphenated phrase, loose one word, and post the remaining word to leave the rest of us scratching our heads where the link is :-)


I made the connection immediately. But I worked a couple of blocks from that building back when I was a law clerk.
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