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Re: Quote of the Day

Postby Colin B » Mon Aug 08, 2022 2:35 pm

Quote of the Day - 8th August:

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Ernest Rutherford, 1st Baron Rutherford of Nelson, OM, FRS, HonFRSE - New Zealand physicist who came to be known as the father of nuclear physics.
Encyclopædia Britannica considers him to be the greatest experimentalist since Michael Faraday (1791–1867).
Apart from his work in his homeland, he spent a substantial amount of his career abroad, in both Canada & the United Kingdom.
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Back in the 50s, at a secondary modern boys school, we didn't have subject called 'physics' - we got 'science' which covered most things.

I was never into stamp collecting, either...
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Re: Quote of the Day

Postby Colin B » Tue Aug 09, 2022 1:41 pm

Quote of the Day - 9th August:

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Garry Spence is one of Scotland’s most in-demand DJ’s
& has played in every corner of the country.
In addition to his hugely successful radio show,
he’s held down residencies in every major city of the country.
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Just hope it's the right Garry Spence !

While we are on religion, Justin Welby, the Arch Bishop of Canterbury, has outdone himself in the WTF area !

The Anglican Church passed a resolution in 1998 saying that 'same sex marriage' was wrong & 'homosexual practices'
were incompatible with scripture.

Wildly out-of-date with how society works these days, but difficult to update with so many members of their ruling council
coming from countries still living in in the last century, like Rwanda, Nigeria & Uganda.

Knowing they'd never reach agreement on changes, they simply cancelled their last conference in 2018 !
One way out of the dilemma !

Justin Welby has now come up with a way to wriggle out of the ruling.

The 1998 resolution still stands, but if individual churches want to ignore it, they won't be condemned or sanctioned !

In other words, to belong to our church, you must accept our rules, but you don't have to abide by them !

What a cop out & why have 'rules' in the first place ?
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Re: Quote of the Day

Postby Colin B » Wed Aug 10, 2022 11:10 am

Quote of the Day - 10th August:

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Sir Edward Victor Appleton GBE KCB FRS) - English physicist,
Nobel Prize winner (1947) & pioneer in radiophysics.
He studied, and was also employed as a lab technician,
at Bradford College from 1909 to 1911.
He won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1947 for his seminal work proving the existence
of the ionosphere during experiments carried out in 1924.
6 September 1892 – 21 April 1965


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Don't mind what language opera is sung in, so long as I don't have to listen to it...
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Re: Quote of the Day

Postby John » Wed Aug 10, 2022 11:22 am

Colin B wrote:Quote of the Day - 10th August:

Quote of the Day - 10th August - 001.jpgSir Edward Appleton.JPGSir Edward Victor Appleton GBE KCB FRS) - English physicist,
Nobel Prize winner (1947) & pioneer in radiophysics.
He studied, and was also employed as a lab technician,
at Bradford College from 1909 to 1911.
He won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1947 for his seminal work proving the existence
of the ionosphere during experiments carried out in 1924.
6 September 1892 – 21 April 1965


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Don't mind what language opera is sung in, so long as I don't have to listen to it...

You're missing out.

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Re: Quote of the Day

Postby Colin B » Wed Aug 10, 2022 12:26 pm

Colin B wrote:Don't mind what language opera is sung in, so long as I don't have to listen to it...
John wrote:You're missing out.


There are occasional things like 'Nessun dorma' from Giacomo Puccini's opera 'Tarandot' which are listenable.

But you have to listen to a lot of boring stuff between their appearances.

Not for me.
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Re: Quote of the Day

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Colin B wrote:
Colin B wrote:Don't mind what language opera is sung in, so long as I don't have to listen to it...
John wrote:You're missing out.


There are occasional things like 'Nessun dorma' from Giacomo Puccini's opera 'Tarandot' which are listenable.

But you have to listen to a lot of boring stuff between their appearances.

Not for me.

One man's boring is another man's passion. I've been to Covent Garden to see Tosca, and that was brilliant, and an incredible experience. That was a present. I'd like to go to more, but it's so expensive.

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Re: Quote of the Day

Postby Colin B » Thu Aug 11, 2022 10:48 am

Quote of the Day - 11th August:

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William Penn Adair Rogers - US vaudeville performer,
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Re: Quote of the Day

Postby Colin B » Fri Aug 12, 2022 10:52 am

Quote of the Day - 12th August:

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China - officially the People's Republic of China.
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Re: Quote of the Day

Postby Private Presley » Fri Aug 12, 2022 3:05 pm

Colin B wrote:Quote of the Day - 12th August:

Quote of the Day - 12th August - 001.jpgChina.pngChina - officially the People's Republic of China.
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So your map of China includes Taiwan... which I agree!
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Re: Quote of the Day

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Private Presley wrote:So your map of China includes Taiwan... which I agree!


Funny you should say that !

The first map I found, & rejected, included North Korea !
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Re: Quote of the Day

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Colin B wrote:
Private Presley wrote:So your map of China includes Taiwan... which I agree!


Funny you should say that !

The first map I found, & rejected, included North Korea !


What's so funny about pointing out facts, not the "western version"!
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Re: Quote of the Day

Postby Colin B » Fri Aug 12, 2022 11:10 pm

Private Presley wrote:So your map of China includes Taiwan... which I agree!
Colin B wrote:Funny you should say that !
The first map I found, & rejected, included North Korea !
Private Presley wrote:What's so funny about pointing out facts, not the "western version"!


Well, nothing actually !

In English, the expression 'funny you should say that' leads to the pointing out of a coincidence - not a comment on content...
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Re: Quote of the Day

Postby Private Presley » Sat Aug 13, 2022 12:56 am

Colin B wrote:
Private Presley wrote:So your map of China includes Taiwan... which I agree!
Colin B wrote:Funny you should say that !
The first map I found, & rejected, included North Korea !
Private Presley wrote:What's so funny about pointing out facts, not the "western version"!


Well, nothing actually !

In English, the expression 'funny you should say that' leads to the pointing out of a coincidence - not a comment on content...

Coincidence, meaning you agree ?
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Postby Colin B » Sat Aug 13, 2022 9:29 am

Private Presley wrote:So your map of China includes Taiwan... which I agree!
Colin B wrote:Funny you should say that !
The first map I found, & rejected, included North Korea !
Private Presley wrote:What's so funny about pointing out facts, not the "western version"!
Colin B wrote:Well, nothing actually !
In English, the expression 'funny you should say that' leads to the pointing out of a coincidence - not a comment on content...
Private Presley wrote:Coincidence, meaning you agree ?


Not necessarily.

As for is Taiwan a part of China ?

I'm not familiar enough with the history to have an opinion.
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Re: Quote of the Day

Postby Colin B » Mon Aug 15, 2022 6:26 pm

Quote of the Day - 15th August:

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