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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2022 0:49 
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We have a public holiday for the national day of mourning, on Thurs 22nd Sept.

I don't know why they picked this day, my friend jokingly suggested it's the time difference.

A free day off will be nice, I guess. I don't know what I'll do with it, probably some gardening or something.

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That's incredible (and seems a bit insane to me).

I had to look up what this 'what3words' thing was, as I had never seen it before. It seems neat, actually.

thread derail: The town near me is 'organist, internal, ridden' which seems a little rude but I wonder what the RUDEST combination could be.

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Seems topical

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While I am sat on hold I figured 'd jsut type in words and see what combinations worked

I tried "Super smashing lovely" and it's a desert in Sudan. Apt.

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Friend just suggested they have three coffins to dilute the crowds. I agree with this, as it could also raise awareness of the Monty Hall problem:

They do a poll which coffin to bury, and have the other to to be chucked in the sea, then open an empty one, and ask if they want to then change their mind.

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That's incredible (and seems a bit insane to me).

I had to look up what this 'what3words' thing was, as I had never seen it before. It seems neat, actually.

https://cybergibbons.com/security-2/why ... lications/


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2022 8:51 
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Friend just suggested they have three coffins to dilute the crowds. I agree with this, as it could also raise awareness of the Monty Hall problem:

They do a poll which coffin to bury, and have the other to to be chucked in the sea, then open an empty one, and ask if they want to then change their mind.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2022 9:17 
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What3words is great - so long as you can copy and paste. They claim no similar combinations are close to each other, but just pluralise a word and sometimes you're close (but a few miles from the right place), which has happened to The Queue tracker a couple of times.


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Sir Taxalot wrote:
That's incredible (and seems a bit insane to me).

I had to look up what this 'what3words' thing was, as I had never seen it before. It seems neat, actually.

https://cybergibbons.com/security-2/why ... lications/


I find the arguements against W3W interesting as an example of perfect being the enemy of good.
W3W definitely has issues, but when the alternatives are getting people to work out their lat/long or read out grid references, then W3W is streets ahead of those.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2022 11:35 
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Well, this is utterly fascinating


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2022 11:47 
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There's a part near HMS Belfast where to people are moving so fast, it's like there's no queue at all


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2022 11:49 
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Trooper wrote:
I find the arguements against W3W interesting as an example of perfect being the enemy of good.
W3W definitely has issues, but when the alternatives are getting people to work out their lat/long or read out grid references, then W3W is streets ahead of those.

I'd see it more as it seeming so great - when written - that it's easy to miss the errors that happen when (as here) someone seems to be reading the words to someone else who types them in. If you know, then you just spell it letter by letter. In this case, where the queue extends and shrinks, you really only need a rough location, and W3W is good. As would be an updated map with a landmark - probably better, really, to say "somewhere near the Kings Arms" than "this specific spot, which is already out of date".


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While I am sat on hold I figured 'd jsut type in words and see what combinations worked

I tried "Super smashing lovely" and it's a desert in Sudan. Apt.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2022 12:10 
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 Post subject: Re: Royal Wedding, Electoral Reform, and Royal Babies thread
PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2022 13:54 
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I keep dipping into that video of the queue and I'm amazed that the queue is so dense in the far reaches, but around London bridge, it's so spread out as to be invisible


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 Post subject: Re: Royal Wedding, Electoral Reform, and Royal Babies thread
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Funeral day.

I've nothing planned so will probably have it on in the background, if only for the sense of history and the choral music.

Was waiting at the railway station yesterday and amongst the usual mess of announcements came "Her Majesty the Queen is lying in state", leading me to think "on which platform?".


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2022 8:15 
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I’ll definitely watch the main event, but might be doing a jigsaw of Buckingham palace at the same time.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2022 8:18 
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I'm working, so not bothering with the whole thing. I'm not wasting a day of holiday for the royal family, I don't get sufficient to spend on me.

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Is Elton John doing a bit for this one?


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Yeah ok I watched it

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Purcell's anthem, Thou knowest Lord the secrets of our hearts is one of my favourite pieces. Captures the mood of a funeral perfectly, without fluster or being any longer than it needs to be.


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Gone to the pub.
It's on here too. Given they usually play hard rock and metal, the choir make for an interesting change.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2022 16:55 
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One person stood up for the new national anthem.
It's just as dire as the old one. Come on, new reign, new song.


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One person stood up for the new national anthem.
It's just as dire as the old one. Come on, new reign, new song.


It's like in Love Actually when he changes one word of the song, ain't it?

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I only realised this morning that the pronoun also changed.


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I have also realised that the point of Prince William is to make me feel better about my hairline.


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He looks like a poorly decorated boiled egg

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I only realised this morning that the pronoun also changed.

If they change it to "God Save The Boss" and "send them victorious" then we'll be set forever


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2022 23:53 
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Lady T watched a lot of it, I watched some, but after a while I drifted away. I get the momentous nature of the occasion, and over the years I've come to appreciate the tradition but on a personal level I didn't feel all that engaged.

The pageantry and all that was nice, and it's lovely to see London in the sunshine. I did find there were some bits, some tiny little passing shots, during the coverage that really jumped out and felt a bit ....jarring*... to me, like when a big speed limit sign crept into shot, or one that showed a coffee van in the background behind the crowd. It's a weird mix of tradition and modern world clashing in one TV frame.

*That's not quite the word I was looking for but it'll do for now. It's like the feeling when you are at a musesum or castle and then see a vending machine. Some may say anachronistic but that's not quite what I mean.

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I get what you mean. At one point there was a flapping white "Toilet" sign. And a prominently place Self Storage company. They do stand out


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There was nothing jarring in the Gilead funeral in The Handmaid's Tale (S5 Episode 2), which I watched yesterday - pure pageantry. Amusing that the scheduling should throw it up to coincide (I think it was released last Wednesday).


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DavPaz wrote:
I get what you mean. At one point there was a flapping white "Toilet" sign. And a prominently place Self Storage company. They do stand out


The solemn procession in front of the gift shop was a highlight.


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MaliA wrote:
Kern wrote:
One person stood up for the new national anthem.
It's just as dire as the old one. Come on, new reign, new song.


It's like in Love Actually when he changes one word of the song, ain't it?



Went to a rugby match at weekend, it was odd hearing the new (old) anthem. It will take a while to get used to saying king.

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When do we get the day off for Charles hat party?

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I'm working, so not bothering with the whole thing. I'm not wasting a day of holiday for the royal family, I don't get sufficient to spend on me.

I didn’t see anything. Did Paddington actually go to the funeral in the end?

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She’s turned him into a hat!


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Look at what he is carrying. Is he the new chancellor?


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I only realised this morning that the pronoun also changed.

It’s reigning men.

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Mimi wrote:
Kern wrote:
I only realised this morning that the pronoun also changed.

It’s reigning men.

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