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#1 billonious

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Posted 27 December 2008 - 09:00 AM

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#2 Nuno Brito

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Posted 27 December 2008 - 12:37 PM

:cheers:


Just a question, in my country we don't have numbers next to the small people, what are they used for? ;)

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Posted 27 December 2008 - 12:51 PM

@ Nuno :cheers: ,

That is the minimum speed you have to run @ to avoid getting run over in M.P.H. ;)

Nice one billonious

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Posted 27 December 2008 - 01:27 PM

it is the score!

red people win 80-50!

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Posted 27 December 2008 - 01:29 PM

I'm not going to get a serious reply anywhere today am I ?!? :cheers:

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Posted 27 December 2008 - 01:36 PM

That is the minimum speed you have to run @ to avoid getting run over in M.P.H. :cheers:


I beg to differ. ;)

Since the OS behind the traffic light management was designed by the good MS guys, they use Imperial but (in order to make the perception more intuitive :cheers:) they re-used the code they used in Excel to dimension width and height of cells:
http://support.micro...kb/214123/en-us
using of course their own inches as in PowerPoint:
http://support.micro...kb/189826/en-us
basically, once corrected the inches to MS inches, and converted all into millimeters with a routine like this:
http://www.erlandsen...nvbawssetrowcol
you have to multiply it for the length of your legs and divide by a factor K, which is inversally proportional to the material your soles are made of, proportionally reduced by a factor W relative to the condition of the pavement which assumes values:

1 = Dry
0.5= Wet
0.01= Snow/Ice


In other words several Murphy's Laws apply:

Being dead right doesn't make you any less dead.

The largest vehicle always has the right of way.


Using several antigravitory cats attached to your shoes to just levitate over the crossing may be the only solution, but the theory is still LARGELY experimental:
http://uncyclopedia....ravitatory_cats
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Posted 27 December 2008 - 02:16 PM

Just a question, in my country we don't have numbers next to the small people, what are they used for? huh.gif
I really don't know, as I googled for the picture.

Jacklaz,
I tried to persuade my cat to cooperate with my car's engine in the name of science (i want to make a flying vehicle), but the cat didn't agree with.
I explained thoroughly the equations to the cat, then I threw the rustic animal on the hot engine with a toast, but it miaowed and disappeared without any reason.

I took a photo
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Posted 27 December 2008 - 02:41 PM

The picture is great, would love to have that as a wallpaper.

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Posted 27 December 2008 - 03:13 PM

I tried to persuade my cat to cooperate with my car's engine in the name of science (i want to make a flying vehicle), but the cat didn't agree with.
I explained thoroughly the equations to the cat, then I threw the rustic animal on the hot engine with a toast, but it miaowed and disappeared without any reason.


You should actually READ the given links before attempting senseless experiments (possibly harming a poor little furry creature).

Orange Cats are a NO-NO:
http://uncyclopedia...._of_orange_cats

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Posted 27 December 2008 - 03:22 PM

yes, it could be a nice wallpaper, but explain to everyone who looks at it, that it is a photoshop job. Don't get any virago old woman screeming that you burnt a cat! :cheers:

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Posted 27 December 2008 - 04:11 PM

Hey i'm MedEvil, i live for sending people screaming! :cheers:

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Posted 27 December 2008 - 05:48 PM

:cheers:


Just a question, in my country we don't have numbers next to the small people, what are they used for? ;)


If really serious here is answer:
Green 80: you have 80 seconds to cross the street
Red 50: dont try to cross street, be patient and wait 50 seconds.

In Turkiye, we have these numerator signs, but rarely for people on foot (People on foot here cant be lazy enough to look the street, punishment would be severe :cheers: ), very mostly for cars :cheers:. I believe red 50 have a hypnotic effect on impatient people so they involve with counting numbers than going early :cheers: (I personally observed that hypnotic effect with my very impatient cousen who mostly pass car with red sign.)

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Posted 27 December 2008 - 06:13 PM

NIce idea to give times.
Though i like the japanese version better.
It doesn't show numbers, it beeps. And while time is running out, it beeps faster and faster.
Seems very strange at first. But after a few days, you have the timing down flat and it feels very natural.

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Posted 27 December 2008 - 07:48 PM

Red light, Green light:
This is no joke, it's reality:

As maybe I sometimes mentioned, I spent several months with a project in Rio.

And during darkness in some districts car driving (or better waiting at a traffic light) can be dangerous there.
Therefore after 9 or 10 o'clock in the evening, taxi drivers are allowed to pass a red traffic light.

One evening, when a taxi brought me from the customer to my hotel, at a GREEN traffic light the taxi driver slowed down. I asked him for the 'Why' and he told me that he never is true whether a collegue is coming from the 'RED' line.

Perhaps in the forum there is a real Carioca who can confirm that.

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Posted 27 December 2008 - 09:04 PM

And during darkness in some districts car driving (or better waiting at a traffic light) can be dangerous there.

If I was there, I could not decide what is more dangerous, passing the red light or waiting for armed criminals... such things make me feel happy for living in the old continent.

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Posted 27 December 2008 - 09:33 PM

If I was there, I could not decide what is more dangerous, passing the red light or waiting for armed criminals... such things make me feel happy for living in the old continent.

If everybody thinks in this way, I'm sure that currently nobody can reevent the wheel (because we do not have it yet ...)!

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Posted 27 December 2008 - 09:57 PM

The real question is: "Is it allowed or is it practiced?"
Too us Germans both are the same, but we're clearly the minor-minority in this case! :cheers:

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Posted 27 December 2008 - 10:00 PM

The real question is: "Is it allowed or is it practiced?"
Too us Germans both are the same, but we're clearly the minor-minority in this case! :cheers:

;)

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Posted 27 December 2008 - 10:02 PM

If everybody thinks in this way, I'm sure that currently nobody can reevent the wheel (because we do not have it yet ...)!

Peter

Peter you butcher up your english again. :cheers:
I guess reevent should be reinvent, but if something does not exist yet, one can only invent it, but never re-invent it.

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Posted 27 December 2008 - 10:32 PM

If everybody thinks in this way, I'm sure that currently nobody can reevent the wheel (because we do not have it yet ...)!

For those about to invent technology, viva their courage :) . Regarding my role in human's history, eh man, I am not to be famous for something. So, I am a simple guy who likes girls, clubbing, drinking, rocking, in other words "life" :cheers: , but I don't endanger my life for nothing ;) . I am only an agronomist, neither prometheus, nor aristarchus, nor marco polo.
:cheers: ;) :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :

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