The 'Random questions that don't warrant their own threads' thread - part 2 Page 38

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  • convercide 25 May 2013 10:18:03 6,387 posts
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    When you fill a kettle with water, do you lift the lid up or just pour it in the spout?

    Spout for me.
  • cubbymoore 25 May 2013 10:20:02 36,510 posts
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    Lift the lid, you barbarian.
  • twelveways 25 May 2013 10:21:37 5,205 posts
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    Spout
  • Deleted user 25 May 2013 10:23:46
    Lid for me, but then I've got one of those one-cup kettles, so my spouting days are over. Ah, spouty youth, what happened to you.
  • convercide 25 May 2013 10:25:48 6,387 posts
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    @cubbymoore Why? There's a perfectly good hole that requires less effort.

    And that is one of the creepiest sentences ever if taken out of context.
  • cubbymoore 25 May 2013 10:31:30 36,510 posts
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    The lid is there to pour water in, you're depriving it of its function if you use the spout. Also, in my head the scum builds up on the outside of the scum-catching mesh inside the spout if you pour the water in through it.
  • convercide 25 May 2013 10:33:35 6,387 posts
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    Ah of course, this might become a north/south divide. We don't have much hard water up here. Especially near where I live.
  • Salaman 25 May 2013 11:02:54 20,611 posts
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    I don't have a kettle.
  • Rusty_M 25 May 2013 11:21:14 5,495 posts
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    At my parents' I use the spout. At home I use the lid. Splashes everywhere if I use the spout at home.
  • wobbly_Bob 25 May 2013 19:43:08 2,234 posts
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    On microwave meals where it gives you heating instructions then tells you to leave it for 1 or 2 minutes... Does anybody actually leave it? I never do and don't know anyone who does. So do you?
  • X201 25 May 2013 19:45:45 16,677 posts
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    Mix the cold bits with the magma hot bits; it serves the same purpose.
  • monkehhh 25 May 2013 20:47:55 3,946 posts
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    I don't have a microwave /waits-10-times-longer-for-everything-to-cook
  • Rusty_M 26 May 2013 21:04:37 5,495 posts
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    Does anyone know where to get Molykote EM-30l in the UK? Either that or an equivalent would be fine, but there seem to be many synthetic greases around and I'm not sure what would be the right one.
  • oconnomiyaki 1 Jun 2013 13:17:42 245 posts
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    I'm looking at getting a FPS to binge on before the next gen launches. Out of MW3, BF3, and BLOPS 2, in which am I least likely going to be eaten alive due to arriving late?
  • DaM 6 Jun 2013 21:14:11 14,284 posts
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    The only thing I've ever noticed having massive borders is Dad's Army.
  • DrStrangelove 9 Jun 2013 12:23:29 6,599 posts
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    Why do so many PC games have a 59Hz option in the settings, in addition to 60Hz? Or sometimes even only 59Hz instead of 60? What is that for? And don't screens have 60 (or 120) Hz and never 59?
  • PinkSpider 15 Jun 2013 13:10:34 3,346 posts
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  • skuzzbag 17 Jun 2013 22:46:03 5,934 posts
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    I saw a monitor at work the other day that has 59 & 60Hz settings - Fucking weird or what?
  • mal 17 Jun 2013 23:12:55 24,351 posts
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    I dunno why, but I've seen video coming back from proper video cameras claiming it was recorded at 59Hz. Probably because the old NTSC signal (which is where 60Hz comes from) actually ran at 59.something Hz.

    Wikipedia states it's 29.97 frames per second, so double that for fields and you get 59.94Hz. Still a lot closer to 60 than 59, but perhaps it's a rounding error?
  • bobdebob 18 Jun 2013 00:46:59 601 posts
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    oconnomiyaki wrote:
    I'm looking at getting a FPS to binge on before the next gen launches. Out of MW3, BF3, and BLOPS 2, in which am I least likely going to be eaten alive due to arriving late?
    BlOps 2 still has a slight influx of new players but it's been about 6 months. BO2 does have bots though for practice.
  • FartPipe 18 Jun 2013 00:57:20 4,226 posts
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    bobdebob wrote:
    oconnomiyaki wrote:
    I'm looking at getting a FPS to binge on before the next gen launches. Out of MW3, BF3, and BLOPS 2, in which am I least likely going to be eaten alive due to arriving late?
    BlOps 2 still has a slight influx of new players but it's been about 6 months. BO2 does have bots though for practice.
    Seeing as this was asked a couple of weeks ago I'm sure he's made up his mind already but anyway, reject all three and get Farcry 3, it's the most fun I've had in an FPS in bloody years, completed it with a shit eating grin on my face and a thought of what a ride.
  • BillMurray 19 Jun 2013 08:25:40 8,319 posts
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    This is a question for folks that have used o2 Priority Moments for buying gig tickets.

    My sister wants me to buy her a ticket for Queens of the Stone Age as i'm on o2 and she isn't. If I bought a ticket would she have problems using the ticket if she didn't have my o2 phone with her at the venue?


    So what i'm basically asking is can you buy tickets for people and not have to send your phone with them?
  • Deleted user 26 June 2013 13:27:10
    I want to start transferring my DVD collection to my hard drive, is there any decent free programmes out there that people can recommend?
  • billythekid 26 Jun 2013 13:32:03 11,780 posts
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    Handbrake is highly regarded.
  • Deleted user 26 June 2013 13:46:32
    Cheers, I'll give it a go.

    Edit- Will there be any problems with copyright etc?

    Edited by iHAZaCHEEZ3burger at 13:54:50 26-06-2013
  • wogsy81 29 Jun 2013 08:07:54 761 posts
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    Im just sat here wondering: Ya know how the recipe for Coca Cola is a well kept secret blah blah blah,
    Well why can't we just stick a sample in one of those CSI type machines and find out whats in it.

    I have tried google but just get "secret coca cola recipe for sale on ebay" bollocks.

    But yeahh, these days we can stick anything in a fancy machine and find out the structure, the age and the makings of any substance. Why can't we do it with Coke?

    Or is that "secret recipe for 100 years" just a load of marketing BS.
  • Rusty_M 29 Jun 2013 08:41:18 5,495 posts
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    The list of ingredients will tell you what's in it but not the exact quantities. I don't know if those fancy machines can do that. However, there is more to a recipe than just the right ingredients in the right quantities. Perhaps the actual process of making the drink is more secret than what goes in it.

    Edit: I think irn bru's recipe could be even more secret.

    Edited by Rusty_M at 08:42:14 29-06-2013
  • wogsy81 29 Jun 2013 09:39:27 761 posts
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    Rusty_M wrote:
    The list of ingredients will tell you what's in it but not the exact quantities. I don't know if those fancy machines can do that. However, there is more to a recipe than just the right ingredients in the right quantities. Perhaps the actual process of making the drink is more secret than what goes in it.

    Edit: I think irn bru's recipe could be even more secret.
    Good point about the making process, i didn't think of that.
    But shirly these days with all the technology we have we could figure it out. If we as a species can map the human geonome, put a man on the moon, send people to the deepest part of the ocean and invent a hadron Collider machine that finds the Higgs Boson particle then im sure someone can figure out how to make some coca cola.

    And IrnBru is made of water, sugar and girders. Everyone knows that.
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