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Post by Forest Shepherd on Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:37 am

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Post by Eldorion on Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:39 am

Take him to the pillory! Mad
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Post by azriel on Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:54 am

Pillory ?? Very Happy who's going to get pilloried ?? Awh, takes me back to the good old days,

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:38 pm

{{Bit of a mixed system in the UK- most stuff  these days is metric- litres of milk ect but a lot of folk still think in pints or ounces. But oddly the main place we cling to the old Imperial systems is in weighing things- where we use stones still- and heights- where we stick to feet and inches. I dont know anyone who gives their height in metres and centimetres.}}

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Post by Norc on Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:02 pm

i think i've killed all my plants by overwatering them...
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Post by Eldorion on Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:17 pm

I was really weirded out when I first heard about stone as a unit of measurement from forum friends. Razz I still can never remember how many pounds are in a stone without looking it up (which I just did now). Why fourteen? scratch At least twelve is divisible into halves, thirds, and quarters which can be convenient, even if base-10 makes more sense overall.
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Post by azriel on Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:30 am

Well, there's also a bakers dozen. Which is not 12 but 13 Smile In medieval times bakers didn't give the full amount of bread, short changing the peasants so badly that people moaned, Kings thought about it & A law was set up so, on pain of a dam good thrashing, bakers made sure 12 portions of bread/rolls were served even if it meant going over the weight & giving 13.

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Not quite weights & measures but, I like this one Very Happy

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Post by halfwise on Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:20 pm

speaking of weather prediction, we have been forecast to get snow from 6 inches to a foot today, but I was looking at the radar and thinking the storm was too disorganized for that.  It still looks disorganized today.  I'm gonna say 4-6 inches.  We'll see who's right.

Edit: Baltimore should have cleared out by now, with that same patch rotating up our way.  How much did you get, Eldo?  More may develop during the day of course.

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Post by Eldorion on Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:25 pm

Looks like two to three inches of accumulation, but it's still snowing at the moment. Northeast of Baltimore here.
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Post by halfwise on Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:31 pm

We'll likely see some more stuff develop with the sun, but I think this storm was over-predicted.

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Post by halfwise on Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:34 pm

Halving estimate down to 2-3 inches. This storm is just a lot of hoopla and blow.

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Post by Norc on Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:10 pm

azriel wrote:Well, there's also a bakers dozen. Which is not 12 but 13 Smile  In medieval times bakers didn't give the full amount of bread, short changing the peasants so badly that people moaned, Kings thought about it & A law was set up so, on pain of a dam good thrashing, bakers made sure 12 portions of bread/rolls were served even if it meant going over the weight & giving 13.

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Post by Norc on Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:11 pm

halfwise wrote:speaking of weather prediction, we have been forecast to get snow from 6 inches to a foot today, but I was looking at the radar and thinking the storm was too disorganized for that.  It still looks disorganized today.  I'm gonna say 4-6 inches.  We'll see who's right.

Edit: Baltimore should have cleared out by now, with that same patch rotating up our way.  How much did you get, Eldo?  More may develop during the day of course.

since you guys finally are talking about snow in the fjordian thread. HAHHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA OMG POOOOR BABIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by halfwise on Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:32 pm

It's an event.  Sort of like pop-tarts in Fjordlandia.


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Post by azriel on Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:03 pm

It means, you will get more than you asked for or at least offered more. Very Happy

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Post by Forest Shepherd on Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:48 am

Norc wrote:i think i've killed all my plants by overwatering them...

Are they cacti? Razz

I like the idea of Stone just fine, but it's a bother unless you've memorized the multiples of 14! As it is, I have to sit down and do a bit of long-division before I can say that I weigh... 12 stone 7 pound.

By the by, does this mean that construction/carpentry is done with inches and feet in England? I mean, what does a tape measure look like? Do you have 2x4s?

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Post by Norc on Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:37 pm

Forest Shepherd wrote:
Norc wrote:i think i've killed all my plants by overwatering them...

Are they cacti? Razz

killed the cactus a looooong time ago
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Post by Norc on Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:30 pm

Dream come through, drunk with Ringo!
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Post by Eldorion on Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:33 pm

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Post by Norc on Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:01 pm

Hahaha i looo like troll... but we agreed ti make a forummire next june/july
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Post by halfwise on Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:57 pm

Ya-Hoy!

You two are damnably adorable. Good to see it happen!

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Post by Ringdrotten on Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:50 pm

A few beers later..

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Post by Eldorion on Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:43 am

That looks rather more intense than the NYC Forumshire Moot was. Pokey Tongue
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