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Re: Obvious Things You 0nly Just Realised - 2020
« Reply #1230 on: August 01, 2020, 08:37:38 PM »
This fitting on the inflatable pool I've been pumping away at for 20 minutes is the water drain,  not the inflation port.


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« Reply #1231 on: August 01, 2020, 09:16:58 PM »
Chick-fil-A is pronounced Chick Filet, not Chick(chicken) Filler/Filla or Chicken Phil Aaaa.  Granted I have never been to America or eaten in one in London (assume there's loads there).

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« Reply #1232 on: August 01, 2020, 10:33:39 PM »
Chick-fil-A is pronounced Chick Filet, not Chick(chicken) Filler/Filla or Chicken Phil Aaaa.  Granted I have never been to America or eaten in one in London (assume there's loads there).

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« Reply #1233 on: August 01, 2020, 11:17:15 PM »
Chick-fil-A is pronounced Chick Filet, not Chick(chicken) Filler/Filla or Chicken Phil Aaaa.  Granted I have never been to America or eaten in one in London (assume there's loads there).

My 03v1u5 thing is: the restaurant pronounced "chick filet" is called Chick-fil-A, not Chick Filet.

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« Reply #1234 on: August 03, 2020, 08:38:09 AM »
just realised that probably no body has the job title "builder". like they all are carpenter or architect or something else specific. no one is like "i am a builder".

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« Reply #1235 on: August 03, 2020, 08:43:59 AM »
I've seen Trump facetiously described in the press as a "former builder" a few times, which, frankly, always seemed to be overly generous.

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« Reply #1236 on: August 03, 2020, 08:48:39 AM »
I've seen Trump facetiously described in the press as a "former builder"...

...now destroyer.

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Re: Obvious Things You 0nly Just Realised - 2020
« Reply #1237 on: August 03, 2020, 09:24:15 AM »
...now destroyer.

...now over the wall and far away.

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« Reply #1238 on: August 03, 2020, 09:27:02 AM »
just realised that probably no body has the job title "builder". like they all are carpenter or architect or something else specific. no one is like "i am a builder".

In mid Wales lots of lads described themselves as General Builders - I did, when working for a firm that did barn conversions, despite being a plasterer by trade

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« Reply #1239 on: August 03, 2020, 09:36:50 AM »
In mid Wales lots of lads described themselves as General Builders - I did, when working for a firm that did barn conversions, despite being a plasterer by trade

I’ve known people describe themselves that way as well, generally people who have a trade like brickie or plumber but who can turn their hands to other stuff and pull in other trades as needed. “Contractor” would be the term on larger projects I guess, but if you have something like an extension added to a house then there will probably be a single person who heads up the work (once an architect has drawn up the plans), and quite likely they’ll call themselves a builder even if they have a more specific single trade.

Trust Mark is a site you can use to check tradespeople are registered with the relevant trade body(ies), and among their top level list of covered trades they have a “Builders” heading, with these sub categories:
Alterations / General Maintenance / Repairs
Brickwork Contractors
Building Contractors
Chimney Specialists
Demolition Contractors
Drylining / Plastering
Extensions / Loft Conversions
Flooring & Tiling Contractors
Groundworkers
Guttering
Scaffolding Contractors
Soundproofing Installers
Specialist Pointing
Stone Cleaning/Restorers
Stone Tiling
Stoneworkers/Stone Cladding
Structural Steelwork
Underfloor Heating
Underpinning
Wall Tie Replacement Contractor

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Re: Obvious Things You 0nly Just Realised - 2020
« Reply #1240 on: August 03, 2020, 12:31:27 PM »
Authors get paid when people loan their books from libraries.

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« Reply #1241 on: August 03, 2020, 12:48:53 PM »
Authors get paid when people loan their books from libraries.

Is it per loan or do they just pay a big upfront fee? I think e-books are certainly licenced up front for a finite number of loans.

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« Reply #1242 on: August 03, 2020, 12:58:42 PM »
Is it per loan or do they just pay a big upfront fee? I think e-books are certainly licenced up front for a finite number of loans.

I'm not sure. I found out by reading Phillip Pullman's wiki page which said that in 2013 he was campaigning for authors to be fairly compensated for e-loans, as at that time they were paid 6p per loan of physical books but nothing for e-books.

This https://www.bl.uk/plr makes it sound like that isn't the case any more, but also that it's more complicated than a flat fee per loan:

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Join our community of over 60,000 book contributors to receive upto £6,600 per year as a result of public library book loans.

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« Reply #1243 on: August 03, 2020, 01:19:34 PM »
I see. I looked into ebook rentals at my library and saw that it requires some bullshit adobe software to manage the DRM, of course it's crap software andtrivial to strip it off if you wanted to. But the fact remains that it's easier to just get a non-drm copy off libgen and leave extra loans to other library users.

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« Reply #1244 on: August 03, 2020, 01:31:06 PM »
Aye, I prefer reading on a Kindle these days but I still like having copies on my shelves, or might refer to footnotes and other bits in the hard copy, so I'll buy new or second hand and then fight through libgen's dogshit search to get a digital copy.

I'm reading Wolf Hall at the moment on the Kindle, with the hard copy on hand for the family trees and cast of characters.

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« Reply #1245 on: August 03, 2020, 01:37:29 PM »
I'm the opposite, prefer actual books and use abe/amazon marketplace for used stuff, and mostly use the reader (nook - I'm sure kindles are more usable) for stuff there's no 2nd hand market for or for stuff that's old enough to be out of copyright.

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« Reply #1246 on: August 03, 2020, 01:39:47 PM »
I'm not sure. I found out by reading Phillip Pullman's wiki page which said that in 2013 he was campaigning for authors to be fairly compensated for e-loans, as at that time they were paid 6p per loan of physical books but nothing for e-books.

This https://www.bl.uk/plr makes it sound like that isn't the case any more, but also that it's more complicated than a flat fee per loan:

For physical, audio, and (after a recent change) e-books, authors get a flat fee per loan (based on dividing the total pot by the number of eligible loans, or something, around 8.5p currently). There's a fairly low cap for the maximum payout (currently £6,600) so Steven King won't get rich off it; most authors make less than £100 and the total paid each year is about £6 million, from the UK government. They don't track every loan, only a sample of libraries I think (much like the old-style singles chart), so if you're really popular in a specific area I don't know if you'd necessarily see any money. But it does mean borrowing from a library gets more money for the author than second hand sales.

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« Reply #1247 on: August 03, 2020, 01:44:12 PM »
I'm the opposite, prefer actual books and use abe/amazon marketplace for used stuff, and mostly use the reader (nook - I'm sure kindles are more usable) for stuff there's no 2nd hand market for or for stuff that's old enough to be out of copyright.

I used to be that way, but switched to Kindle after a house move when our books were boxed up for close to two years. I went on holiday soon after starting to use the Kindle in anger and after not having to take up a quarter of my luggage allowance with books I was hooked.

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« Reply #1248 on: August 03, 2020, 01:47:34 PM »
Oh, also: recipes. Phones, laptops and tablets have always felt to risky to use in the kitchen, so I quite often save a recipe as epub and shove it on the Kindle, Nd I have a big one with my favourites in. Cos I'm coooool.

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« Reply #1249 on: August 03, 2020, 01:49:44 PM »
I solved that by spending about a pound on an Ikea tablet stand.



Although I often just knock the lid off my instant pot and stand the laptop on that.


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« Reply #1250 on: August 03, 2020, 02:08:00 PM »
I've got one of those, it's more that I'm less precious about getting doughy hands all over the Kindle.

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« Reply #1251 on: August 04, 2020, 01:02:19 AM »
"Sad ire" is a pun.

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« Reply #1252 on: August 04, 2020, 09:04:20 AM »
"Sad ire" is a pun.

Only got the pun because of this post...

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« Reply #1253 on: August 04, 2020, 09:31:56 AM »
It sounds like how Mike Smash would say it.

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« Reply #1254 on: August 04, 2020, 10:37:43 AM »
Seth Rogen. Joe Rogan.

Two different men, and nothing to do with rogaine. Both Öpik–Oort cloud-magnitude skidmarks on the knickers of humanity, but for differing reasons.

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« Reply #1255 on: August 04, 2020, 11:52:04 AM »
Only got the pun because of this post...

Only got the pun because I've never encountered the phrase "sad ire" before.  It's not a username (I just checked), it's not on the top couple of pages of a Google search, I dunno what it's from.

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« Reply #1256 on: August 04, 2020, 05:49:44 PM »
It's an original pun, then.

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« Reply #1257 on: August 05, 2020, 09:09:00 AM »
Overnight oats

All the years I've spent faffing about making porridge, trying to heat it for the right length of time, scrubbing the pan afterwards... turns out you can just whack the milk in and go to bed while it makes itself

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« Reply #1258 on: August 05, 2020, 09:30:00 AM »
Maybe it depends what sort of oats you use but I just put bog-standard porridge oats in a bowl, add enough water to cover them, microwave for a minute, stir, microwave for another minute and Bob's your uncle.

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« Reply #1259 on: August 05, 2020, 11:31:29 AM »
Maybe it depends what sort of oats you use but I just put bog-standard porridge oats in a bowl, add enough water to cover them, microwave for a minute, stir, microwave for another minute and Bob's your uncle.

Overnight oats does have a different consistency. Chopped apple and cinnamon really works well with it.

For microwave oats I use 1/3cup oats, 2/3cup water, 1/3rd cup milk (almond or cow) if I've got it, water otherwise.

It's a risky game microwaving it, very easy for it to boil over and quite easy to mess up the timing when you're still half asleep.

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