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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #2340 on: August 14, 2019, 10:34:36 AM »
I'm conflicted about Monzo. On the one hand big banks are pricks. On the other, they're basically just freeloading on the banking infrastructure built by the big banks. A recent example is them fucking up and putting pins in log files and forcing people to reset them at atms, none of which are theirs. In fairness they acted responsibly with the actual breach and disclosure, which is more than a lot of banks would've done.

I assume they pay Link or whoever for access to the cash machine network.

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #2341 on: August 14, 2019, 11:14:20 AM »
I don't know if you're joking but that post is riddled with inaccuracies.

According to Roger Waters there’s a good leisure centre in Mesopotamia.

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #2342 on: August 14, 2019, 11:20:31 AM »
It was only this year that I understood why the West Bank is called the 'West Bank'.

(It's on the west bank of the river Jordan.)

Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #2343 on: August 14, 2019, 01:02:57 PM »
It was only this year that I understood why the West Bank is called the 'West Bank'.

(It's on the west bank of the river Jordan.)

As opposed to the east bank which is called the NotWest Bank.

Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #2344 on: August 14, 2019, 01:16:03 PM »
I assume they pay Link or whoever for access to the cash machine network.

That's still freeloading compared to having bricks and mortar branches and infrastructure imo.

Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #2345 on: August 14, 2019, 01:40:36 PM »
There must be somebody who has had their best wank on the West Bank.

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #2346 on: August 14, 2019, 02:18:59 PM »
There must be somebody who has had their best wank on the West Bank.

Netanyahu while pummelling an Arab (which incidentally is also the euphemism he uses for a wank).

Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #2347 on: August 14, 2019, 06:04:10 PM »
There must be somebody who has had their best wank on the West Bank.


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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #2348 on: August 14, 2019, 08:51:47 PM »
N-Trance may have been thus styled so that people didn't think they were named after how you get into a building.

Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #2349 on: August 16, 2019, 11:58:02 AM »
What the 'rinse hold' function does on a washing machine, and if you use it when you put washing on that will finish when you're not going to take it out you don't have to run your fusty washing through another rinse cycle when you attend to it.

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #2350 on: August 16, 2019, 02:19:14 PM »
Obvious? Don't know, but I've just learnt that Joe Rogan and the guy who does the weigh ins and pisses about at all the UFC/MMA things are different people.

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #2351 on: August 16, 2019, 02:40:05 PM »
Neither the person nor the things are obvious to me in that one.

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #2352 on: August 16, 2019, 10:37:31 PM »
There is an US in ANUS

Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #2353 on: August 17, 2019, 03:09:08 PM »
Then I explained that the front piece [of a car] is the bonnet which is a word for a hat or headgear and thus it made sense that the other end was the boot.

Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #2354 on: August 18, 2019, 04:50:18 PM »
The 'photo' in photography is about photons and that innit? Worked it out when thinking about photo luminescence (my watch glows in the dark). Takes 32 years to develop reasoning skills like that apparently.

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #2355 on: August 18, 2019, 06:04:07 PM »
It’s from the Greek ‘phos’, meaning ‘light’ originally, but ‘photon’ does share the same root. As do ‘phosphor’, ‘phosphorus’, ‘phosphorescent’, etc...

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #2356 on: August 18, 2019, 06:24:33 PM »
Milton Keynes is not named after the poet and the economist.

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #2357 on: August 19, 2019, 06:56:24 PM »
Channel 4 is showing episodes of The Simpsons from 1994

Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #2358 on: August 20, 2019, 01:47:33 AM »
Channel 4 is showing episodes of The Simpsons from 1994

After doing some research for a spectacularly pointless post in Comedy Chat, I only just now realised that, three special episodes aside, I've not seen any South Park since 2001!  (Not an Obvious Thing, just a response to your post.)

Come to think of it, I probably haven't seen much Simpsons since around that time either.

Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #2359 on: August 20, 2019, 06:58:17 PM »
The theme to the cartoon 'I Am Weasel' is based on 'Pop Goes The Weasel'.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvLV3OZAcyg

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #2360 on: August 20, 2019, 10:57:59 PM »
Youtu.be only exists so that people can hoot their trap off for marginally longer with twitter's retarded character limits.

Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #2361 on: August 22, 2019, 09:18:55 AM »
Milton Keynes is not named after the poet and the economist.

I have read or been told more than once that it's named after Milton Friedman and John Maynard Keynes. I suppose someone once said it as a joke and the myth has stuck.

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #2362 on: August 22, 2019, 09:39:21 AM »
I have read or been told more than once that it's named after Milton Friedman and John Maynard Keynes. I suppose someone once said it as a joke and the myth has stuck.

The truth is that it was named after Morgan Freeman (for the Milton bit) and a fellow called Milton Keynes (for the Keynes bit).

Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #2363 on: August 22, 2019, 11:36:12 AM »
Youtu.be only exists so that people can hoot their trap off for marginally longer with twitter's retarded character limits.
all URLs on twitter take up the same amount of characters

Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #2364 on: August 22, 2019, 12:51:56 PM »
justin trudeau's father was also canadian prime minister

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #2365 on: August 22, 2019, 03:49:54 PM »
justin trudeau's father was also canadian prime minister

With probably the most famous soundbite in Canadian political history.

It's a bit sad, watching that, to realise how rare a calm, articulate disagreement discussed for 5 or more minutes has become in our media.

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #2366 on: August 22, 2019, 06:58:18 PM »
all URLs on twitter take up the same amount of characters

How so? As in they store them in a different way and they just get counted as a single character? Could people write essays by putting were at the start of their posts and peppering the thing with %20?

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #2367 on: August 22, 2019, 08:38:02 PM »
They're all put through Twitter's own "t.co" URL "shortener", presumably for "analytics"/tracking.

The web interface, at least, accepts up to about 3,500 characters in a URL. But it will only display the first 50 or so (although I wonder if there's some curiousness with the domain versus the path that's worth investigating).

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #2368 on: August 22, 2019, 09:31:10 PM »
They're all put through Twitter's own "t.co" URL "shortener" ...

I swear to god, I thought that was going to end differently.

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #2369 on: August 22, 2019, 09:53:01 PM »
I just tried to mentally compile a list of Paul Simon's Fifty Ways. There aren't even close to that many.