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Boof
36 minutes ago, Swanny17 said:

Why is it that police often stake the obvious?

 

For example, let’s say a dismembered body is found in a suitcase. A police spokesperson then says “we’re treating the death as suspicious”. No shit Sherlock! 

 

How's about Gareth Williams?

 

Naked, padlocked in a holdall placed in his bathtub...and dead.

 

"Move on, nothing to see here", say the Met.

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gjcc
1 hour ago, Swanny17 said:

Why is it that police often stake the obvious?

 

For example, let’s say a dismembered body is found in a suitcase. A police spokesperson then says “we’re treating the death as suspicious”. No shit Sherlock! 

 

Never played hide and seek at the old sawmill on an icy day?

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obua
2 hours ago, Swanny17 said:

Why is it that police often stake the obvious?

 

For example, let’s say a dismembered body is found in a suitcase. A police spokesperson then says “we’re treating the death as suspicious”. No shit Sherlock! 

Unexplained death covers most,even the most obvious axe murdered victims..

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Ulysses
2 hours ago, Boof said:

 

How's about Gareth Williams?

 

Naked, padlocked in a holdall placed in his bathtub...and dead.

 

"Move on, nothing to see here", say the Met.

 

 

Inside the HQ of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service:

 

"And Dmitri, make sure his death looks like an accident."  :whistling:

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Jambos_1874

Do government shutdowns ever occur in the UK or indeed countries outwith the US? I've never heard this happening outside the US, although I'm sure it does.

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redjambo
2 hours ago, Jambos_1874 said:

Do government shutdowns ever occur in the UK or indeed countries outwith the US? I've never heard this happening outside the US, although I'm sure it does.

 

An interesting article on the subject: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2018/01/22/why-other-countries-dont-have-government-shutdowns-2/

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Dawnrazor

Black Heoles. 

When your watching a programme about Black Holes on Discovery or the like, there's always a depiction of the Black Hole as a black disc with a distorted edged, but how big is the disc? Is it about the size of my TV? 

The size of the North Pole? The size of Saturn??????? 

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milky_26
50 minutes ago, Dawnrazor said:

Black Heoles. 

When your watching a programme about Black Holes on Discovery or the like, there's always a depiction of the Black Hole as a black disc with a distorted edged, but how big is the disc? Is it about the size of my TV? 

The size of the North Pole? The size of Saturn??????? 

are you meaning the diameter of the disk? or the thickness of the disk? That would all be determined by the size of the centre of the black hole or singularity. Like people they come in all different sizes

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Maple Leaf
1 hour ago, Dawnrazor said:

Black Heoles. 

When your watching a programme about Black Holes on Discovery or the like, there's always a depiction of the Black Hole as a black disc with a distorted edged, but how big is the disc? Is it about the size of my TV? 

The size of the North Pole? The size of Saturn??????? 

 

As mentioned by milky, black holes come in different sizes.  Some are small as a city, some as large as the size of our sun.  Here's some additional info.

https://www.space.com/15421-black-holes-facts-formation-discovery-sdcmp.html

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Justin Z

Also, they're definitely not discs--they are spherical.

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Dawnrazor
4 minutes ago, Justin Z said:

Also, they're definitely not discs--they are spherical.

I presumed that, I find the whole Black Hole thing fascinating. 

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Justin Z
3 minutes ago, Dawnrazor said:

I presumed that, I find the whole Black Hole thing fascinating. 

 

Agreed. They might have a disc of matter around them called an accretion disc, which is basically a result of them hoovering everything up around them--just like in the solar system where all the planets are more or less on the same plane, the matter will do the same, matching the rotation angle of the black hole.

 

But yeah, the hole itself is a sphere.

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Dawnrazor

The singularity, I can't get my head around it!!! I understand that Black Holes are diffiirent sizes but would the singularity be infinitesimaly small? 

The maths involved on this subject are just mental!! 

 

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Justin Z

Well, I think the singularity is a mathematical construct, but since event horizons get in the way it's not like we've ever actually "seen" a singularity. Maybe they don't exist, maybe they are totally different than predicted, who knows.

 

I think Quantum Gravity might have singularities with nonzero size. Which instinctively makes sense since black hole event horizons come in all sorts of sizes.

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Lemongrab

Why is it ok to write 'goodnight' but not 'goodmorning', 'goodafternoon' or 'goodevening'?

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RobboM
4 hours ago, Lemongrab said:

Why is it ok to write 'goodnight' but not 'goodmorning', 'goodafternoon' or 'goodevening'?


Goodquestion! 😀

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gjcc
4 hours ago, Lemongrab said:

Why is it ok to write 'goodnight' but not 'goodmorning', 'goodafternoon' or 'goodevening'?

 

Is the form “goodnight” a contracted adjective?

eg “a goodnight kiss”

If you were saying bye to someone at night it would still be “good night”

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hughesie27
23 hours ago, Lemongrab said:

Why is it ok to write 'goodnight' but not 'goodmorning', 'goodafternoon' or 'goodevening'?

Never seen Goodnight written like that.

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Lemongrab
2 hours ago, hughesie27 said:

Never seen Goodnight written like that.

It's quite common.  Did you ever watch the sitcom 'Goodnight Sweetheart' or listen to the Billy Joel song 'Goodnight Saigon'?  I think there's a few films with 'Goodnight' in the title too.

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Morgan
3 hours ago, hughesie27 said:

Never seen Goodnight written like that.

As far as I'm aware, that is the correct way to spell it.

 

I think you would only split it (Good night) if you were saying maybe 'was it a good night out"?

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redjambo
13 hours ago, hughesie27 said:

Never seen Goodnight written like that.

 

I have.

 

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Sawdust Caesar

If you visit your elderly mum (say) and find that she has died in her sleep who do you notify of the death? It's not an emergency so you wouldn't dial 999, would it be her GP? Would her GP be the person who issues the death certificate? Would an autopsy have to be carried out even if there wasn't any suspicious circumstances?

 

I'm not looking for a way to murder my elderly mum and get away with it in case someone wrongly infers that.

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milky_26
1 hour ago, Sawdust Caesar said:

If you visit your elderly mum (say) and find that she has died in her sleep who do you notify of the death? It's not an emergency so you wouldn't dial 999, would it be her GP? Would her GP be the person who issues the death certificate? Would an autopsy have to be carried out even if there wasn't any suspicious circumstances?

 

I'm not looking for a way to murder my elderly mum and get away with it in case someone wrongly infers that.

if it was expected call your gp. if not call 111. 

 

https://www.ageuk.org.uk/information-advice/money-legal/legal-issues/what-to-do-when-someone-dies/

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gjcc
31 minutes ago, Sawdust Caesar said:

Thanks, much obliged.

 

Alternatively, I can get you a good deal on a hacksaw and heavy duty bin bags. 

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Sawdust Caesar
3 hours ago, gjcc said:

 

Alternatively, I can get you a good deal on a hacksaw and heavy duty bin bags. 

I've got that covered, what I really need is a loan of a boat and some concrete blocks.

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BarneyBattles
On 31/10/2018 at 19:01, superjack said:

I'm pretty sure there are always 2of these squares a certain distance apart. This is for the police to be able to gauge someone's speed based solely on the time taken between the squares.

 

I asked an advanced driving instructor this and he told me similar, except they’re used to calibrate the speed measuring equipment on police cars, which in turn is used to measure the speed of other vehicles. 

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Samuel Camazzola

Where's the thread regarding recent events in Hawick gone? 

 

Randomly, why are the display signs at bus stops in Edinburgh (the ones indicating what buses stop there) half the height the used to be? Health and safety? Less of a hazard when exposed to high winds? 

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Ribble
On 15/01/2019 at 16:15, Samuel Camazzola said:

Randomly, why are the display signs at bus stops in Edinburgh (the ones indicating what buses stop there) half the height the used to be? Health and safety? Less of a hazard when exposed to high winds? 

 

May be as simple as the company providing/cleaning and maintaining the bus stops (JC Decaux now maybe?) changed a couple of years ago so probably just in line with what they provide elsewhere

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luckyBatistuta
On 14/01/2019 at 15:38, Sawdust Caesar said:

I'm not looking for a way to murder my elderly mum and get away with it in case someone wrongly infers that.

 

On 14/01/2019 at 17:43, Sawdust Caesar said:

Thanks, much obliged.

 

Wonder no more ...Sawdust Caesars real name is David Mitchell, he is 48 years old and he lived in Damside. 

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John Gentleman
On 07/01/2019 at 04:50, Jambos_1874 said:

Do government shutdowns ever occur in the UK or indeed countries outwith the US? I've never heard this happening outside the US, although I'm sure it does.

It's happened once in Australia – in 1975. The Queen's representative (Governor General) responded by dissolving both houses of parliament and calling fresh elections. Problem solved.

One of the handier features of being a constitutional monarchy. 

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tian447
On 11/01/2019 at 17:11, Maple Leaf said:

 

As mentioned by milky, black holes come in different sizes.  Some are small as a city, some as large as the size of our sun.  Here's some additional info.

https://www.space.com/15421-black-holes-facts-formation-discovery-sdcmp.html

 

Even more scary is that fact that one's the size of our sun, relatively speaking, are nothing. 

 

"https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/TON_618

 

From the size of this region and the speed it is orbiting, the law of gravity reveals that the mass of the black hole in TON 618 is 66 billion solar masses.[2] With a mass this high, TON 618 falls into the new classification of Ultramassive Black Holes. [8] [9] A black hole of this mass has a Schwarzschild radius of 1,300 AU."

 

1AU is the distance between the Sun and the Earth.  Pluto, at it's furthest away point in it's orbit is a squeak under 50AU.

 

The Universe is a terrifying place, and absolutely impossible to visualise the scale of some (or most) of the things out there. Unbelievably fascinating though! :thumbsup:

 

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Boris
2 hours ago, John Gentleman said:

It's happened once in Australia – in 1975. The Queen's representative (Governor General) responded by dissolving both houses of parliament and calling fresh elections. Problem solved.

One of the handier features of being a constitutional monarchy. 

 

More to do with it's previous colonial status?

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Sawdust Caesar
14 hours ago, luckyBatistuta said:

 

 

Wonder no more ...Sawdust Caesars real name is David Mitchell, he is 48 years old and he lived in Damside. 

:laugh2:  The old bag has got a 5 year stay of execution, unless I get out early on good behaviour.

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luckyBatistuta
1 hour ago, Sawdust Caesar said:

:laugh2:  The old bag has got a 5 year stay of execution, unless I get out early on good behaviour.

 

So 5 it is then 😂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Maple Leaf
2 hours ago, tian447 said:

 

Even more scary is that fact that one's the size of our sun, relatively speaking, are nothing. 

 

"https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/TON_618

 

From the size of this region and the speed it is orbiting, the law of gravity reveals that the mass of the black hole in TON 618 is 66 billion solar masses.[2] With a mass this high, TON 618 falls into the new classification of Ultramassive Black Holes. [8] [9] A black hole of this mass has a Schwarzschild radius of 1,300 AU."

 

1AU is the distance between the Sun and the Earth.  Pluto, at it's furthest away point in it's orbit is a squeak under 50AU.

 

The Universe is a terrifying place, and absolutely impossible to visualise the scale of some (or most) of the things out there. Unbelievably fascinating though! :thumbsup:

 

 

You're right.  Human evolution didn't need us to comprehend large numbers in order to survive, so our brains can't grasp things that size. 

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Thommo414

Caught a few minutes of the movie "Darkest Hour" earlier on and there was a scene in what I assume is the commons. Do the parties always sit on the same side of the room or does it change based on who is in power? 

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Normthebarman
2 hours ago, Thommo414 said:

Caught a few minutes of the movie "Darkest Hour" earlier on and there was a scene in what I assume is the commons. Do the parties always sit on the same side of the room or does it change based on who is in power? 

Changes based on who's in charge. 

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maroonlegions

Could Sid play bass..

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image may contain: one or more people, people playing musical instruments, people on stage and guitar

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superjack
3 hours ago, Thommo414 said:

Caught a few minutes of the movie "Darkest Hour" earlier on and there was a scene in what I assume is the commons. Do the parties always sit on the same side of the room or does it change based on who is in power? 

When I seen that film all I could think was Churchill reminded me of Boris Johnson. And didn't Churchills family come out and say that the role was played perfectly?

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Lemongrab
6 hours ago, maroonlegions said:

Could Sid play bass..

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image may contain: one or more people, people playing musical instruments, people on stage and guitar

He could, but was shit. As far as I know he played in some gigs, but wasn't allowed to for any of their albums.

 

You see him playing at at the start and at 2:08 here.

 

 

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John Gentleman
16 hours ago, Boris said:

 

More to do with it's previous colonial status?

Nah. Everything to do with having  2 houses elected. The then opposition had the numbers in the upper house (the Senate) while the government had a majority in the lower house (House of Representatives). The upper house blocked passage of 'money supply' bills and the government couldn't function.

In other words, the same as the US but without the circuit-breaker that a monarchial head of state provides.

The whole country went apeshit when it happened and no opposition party has attempted it since. They'd be signing their own death warrants if they did.

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superjack

What did fish smell like before women started swimming in the sea?

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