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Jo Kerr

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Apr 7, 2001, 8:10:56 PM4/7/01
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"Giles Todd" <g...@at-dot.org> wrote in message
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> Kaitlin Cassandra, born 22:48 on 7/4/2001. 4kg 50 grams.
>
> Chuffed to bits, I am.
>
Congratulations!
Jo


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Apr 7, 2001, 8:19:37 PM4/7/01
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In article <MPG.1539b73bb...@lart.bofh.org>, Giles Todd
<g...@at-dot.org> writes

>Kaitlin Cassandra, born 22:48 on 7/4/2001. 4kg 50 grams.
>
>Chuffed to bits, I am.
>
Congrats, dude!
How long before she's posting up here then?
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Rhys

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Apr 7, 2001, 8:27:50 PM4/7/01
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On Sun, 8 Apr 2001 01:19:37 +0100, "[~\\ mike /~]"
<mi...@nospam.demon.co.uk> wrote:

>Congrats, dude!
>How long before she's posting up here then?

>-- Blimey Charlie!!

A nuvva UKLSW peep in de shed. Ow u doin Butt. I dunt fink ur a twat.
Dey giv u 2 much ard time I reckon.

Rhys
:-))

John Whitham

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"Iain Rowan" <e...@reynir.co.uk> wrote in message
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> On Sun, 8 Apr 2001 00:46:39 +0200, Giles Todd <g...@at-dot.org> wrote:
>
> >Kaitlin Cassandra, born 22:48 on 7/4/2001.
>
> Many congratulations!
>
> >4kg 50 grams.
>
> I had to do some complicated shuffling of bags of sugar in my mind there
> to work that out.
>

Not just me then. I convert weight in: envelopes, bags of sugar and (1/2
cwt) sacks of coal, spatial measures are a piece of ipss, it's lbooyd
temperature conversions I can't get me 'ead around. Suggestions?


Alex Buell

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Apr 7, 2001, 11:57:37 PM4/7/01
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On Sun, 8 Apr 2001, Giles Todd wrote:

> Kaitlin Cassandra, born 22:48 on 7/4/2001. 4kg 50 grams.

Congrts. Mow th|e 18 year nightmare begins.

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Keith Willoughby

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Apr 8, 2001, 1:31:04 AM4/8/01
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Giles Todd <g...@at-dot.org> writes:

> Kaitlin Cassandra, born 22:48 on 7/4/2001. 4kg 50 grams.
>

> Chuffed to bits, I am.

Nice one, Dad.

How much is 4kg 50 grams?

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Alex Buell

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Apr 8, 2001, 2:02:41 AM4/8/01
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On 8 Apr 2001, Keith Willoughby wrote:

> How much is 4kg 50 grams?

A few hundred of euros, I imagine.

Peaks

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Apr 8, 2001, 3:59:00 AM4/8/01
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"Giles Todd" <g...@at-dot.org> wrote ....

> Kaitlin Cassandra, born 22:48 on 7/4/2001. 4kg 50 grams.
>
> Chuffed to bits, I am.


Congratulations! That is a big baby!.....


-=-


Peaks

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Apr 8, 2001, 4:07:43 AM4/8/01
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"Alex Buell" <alex....@tahallah.clara.co.uk> wrote .....

> Congrts. Mow th|e 18 year nightmare begins.

Did you have a good night out, Alex ? :-)


Jo Kerr

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Apr 8, 2001, 4:16:28 AM4/8/01
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"John Whitham" <jwhi...@clara.net> wrote in message
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> it's lbooyd [WTF? Ed] temperature conversions I can't get me 'ead around.
Suggestions?

Temperature?
If you're a bloke, and your balls have fallen off, it's cold.
But if they're knocking on your knees, it's hot.
It probably works for women and tits (though you'd probably need binoculars
to see the balls on tits!)
HTH!:0)


Keith Willoughby

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Apr 8, 2001, 4:11:18 AM4/8/01
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hu...@nospam.huge.org.uk (Huge) writes:

> In article <m28zlce...@cowtown.demon.co.uk>, Keith Willoughby <ke...@flat222.org> writes:
> >Giles Todd <g...@at-dot.org> writes:
> >
> >> Kaitlin Cassandra, born 22:48 on 7/4/2001. 4kg 50 grams.
> >>
> >> Chuffed to bits, I am.
> >
> >Nice one, Dad.
> >
> >How much is 4kg 50 grams?
>

> Lots.
>
> Just under 10lbs.

Good grief. My respect to Kaitlin's mother.

Can anyone here beat that? I was 7 pounds something, not much of a
pointer to how things would turn out later in life.

Alex Buell

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Apr 8, 2001, 4:29:25 AM4/8/01
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On Sun, 8 Apr 2001, Peaks wrote:

> > Congrts. Mow th|e 18 year nightmare begins.
>
> Did you have a good night out, Alex ? :-)

By golly, yes, it was a good night. I haven't even been to bed yet, spent
the early hours of the morning installing sources and tweaking the Sparc.

Mike Jones

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Guy King

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Apr 8, 2001, 3:42:29 AM4/8/01
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> Kaitlin Cassandra, born 22:48 on 7/4/2001. 4kg 50 grams.

Well done that sheddi pair.

Wots that in English money?
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Cerumen

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Apr 8, 2001, 4:21:44 AM4/8/01
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Giles Todd <g...@at-dot.org> wrote in message
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> Kaitlin Cassandra, born 22:48 on 7/4/2001. 4kg 50 grams.
Thass very long for a baby innit
Congratulations anyway.
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Guy King

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Apr 8, 2001, 6:21:55 AM4/8/01
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from Keith Willoughby <ke...@flat222.org> contains these words:


> Good grief. My respect to Kaitlin's mother.

> Can anyone here beat that? I was 7 pounds something, not much of a
> pointer to how things would turn out later in life.

I was 10:2½, though how they can measure ½oz on a wrigglysprog I can't imagine.

Carl .LHS. Williams

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Apr 8, 2001, 8:16:09 AM4/8/01
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In article <ucbvct0fg8vu7mcmi...@4ax.com>,
<xenop...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>On Sun, 8 Apr 2001 00:46:39 +0200, Giles Todd <g...@at-dot.org>,
>absently arranged the Scrabble tiles to spell out -
>>Kaitlin Cassandra, born 22:48 on 7/4/2001. 4kg 50 grams.
>>
>>Chuffed to bits, I am.
>
>Conga Rats. Can you put that in pounds and ounces, please.
>
>We'll overlook the breach of etiquette, occasioned by the undue
>excitement.

Wot she sed.

>Now for the sleepess nights, and the endless demands on yer wallit.
>
>Hah! And a spensive weddin' at the end of it all, TAAW

Giles mite be marrid already, though, shirley?

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Apr 8, 2001, 8:14:57 AM4/8/01
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In article <MPG.1539b73bb...@lart.bofh.org>,

Giles Todd <g...@at-dot.org> wrote:
>Kaitlin Cassandra, born 22:48 on 7/4/2001. 4kg 50 grams.
>
>Chuffed to bits, I am.

Put ointment on it and GWS...

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Apr 8, 2001, 8:22:52 AM4/8/01
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In article <FyOz6.6313$IP5.1...@news2-win.server.ntlworld.com>,

John Whitham <jwhi...@clara.net> wrote:
>"Iain Rowan" <e...@reynir.co.uk> wrote in message
>news:dibvctg7o6km9puko...@4ax.com...
>> On Sun, 8 Apr 2001 00:46:39 +0200, Giles Todd <g...@at-dot.org> wrote:
>>
>> >Kaitlin Cassandra, born 22:48 on 7/4/2001.
>>
>> Many congratulations!
>>
>> >4kg 50 grams.
>>
>> I had to do some complicated shuffling of bags of sugar in my mind there
>> to work that out.
>>
>
>Not just me then. I convert weight in: envelopes, bags of sugar and (1/2
>cwt) sacks of coal, spatial measures are a piece of ipss,

Wot, a frozen piece? Wot?

>it's lbooyd
>temperature conversions I can't get me 'ead around. Suggestions?

Someone had a really easy formulululula a while back but I'v forgot it.
But adding and subtracting forty came into it, and the ratio is 5:9, if
that helps. You can prolly guess the rest with a few known pairs of
temp ritchers, like 37degC is 98.4 degF, and that. I fimk you add 40 to
yer DegC and then multiply by 5/9 and then take the 40 away again. Or
summat.

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LNR

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Apr 8, 2001, 8:14:08 AM4/8/01
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hu...@nospam.huge.org.uk wrote:

>Keith Willoughby <ke...@flat222.org> writes:
>>How much is 4kg 50 grams?
>
>Lots.
>
>Just under 10lbs.

Hang on, 1 kg is about 2.1 lbs. So 4 kg is about 8.4 lbs, and 50g is
about another ounce, so that's just over 8.5 lbs, nowhere near 10.
Though still nothing to be sniffed at.

Congrats!

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Jo Kerr

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"LNR" <l...@lspace.org> wrote in message
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> hu...@nospam.huge.org.uk wrote:
> >Keith Willoughby <ke...@flat222.org> writes:

> >>How much is 4kg 50 grams?
> >

The conversiopn factor is 2.2046 (lbs/kg)

so it's a smidgen under 8lbs 15oz, innit?


Ron Clark

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Apr 8, 2001, 11:17:23 AM4/8/01
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On 08 Apr 2001 13:14:08 +0100 (BST), in the message
<e2l*ew...@news.chiark.greenend.org.uk>, LNR wrote this, or at least
some of this :-

>hu...@nospam.huge.org.uk wrote:
>>Keith Willoughby <ke...@flat222.org> writes:
>>>How much is 4kg 50 grams?
>>
>>Lots.
>>
>>Just under 10lbs.
>
>Hang on, 1 kg is about 2.1 lbs. So 4 kg is about 8.4 lbs, and 50g is
>about another ounce, so that's just over 8.5 lbs, nowhere near 10.
>Though still nothing to be sniffed at.

Yebut, yehbut, if they'd caught one a bit smaller they'd have to put
it back, innit.

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Gid Holyoake

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Apr 8, 2001, 11:29:04 AM4/8/01
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In article <e2l*ew...@news.chiark.greenend.org.uk>, LNR generously
decided to share with us..

All snipped..

Whoa.. LNR.. welcome to the shed!.. are you gonna hang around fer a
bit?.. I reckon you might fit in here..

Gid

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Jon Gurr

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Apr 8, 2001, 7:58:04 AM4/8/01
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Giles Todd wrote:
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> Kaitlin Cassandra, born 22:48 on 7/4/2001. 4kg 50 grams.
>
> Chuffed to bits, I am.
>
> Giles.

As well you should be. Dancing Rodents and all that, I shall raise a
Toddy to the three of yer later on.

This yer first?

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Roger

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Apr 8, 2001, 1:41:49 PM4/8/01
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On Sun, 8 Apr 2001 00:46:39 +0200, Giles Todd <g...@at-dot.org> spent
many days in the wilderness before opining:

>Kaitlin Cassandra, born 22:48 on 7/4/2001. 4kg 50 grams.
>
>Chuffed to bits, I am.
>
>Giles.

Well molished that Sheddi - though 'spose the part played by Erin
Dawes may also be recognised, somewhat, what ?


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Oiorpata

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Apr 8, 2001, 1:47:35 PM4/8/01
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On Sun, 8 Apr 2001 00:46:39 +0200, Giles Todd <g...@at-dot.org> wrote:

>Kaitlin Cassandra, born 22:48 on 7/4/2001. 4kg 50 grams.
>
>Chuffed to bits, I am.
>
>Giles.

Congratifications and BA to all!

Kran
"what's that?" quoth a voice from behind me in the public bar, "an en-
suite in Brynamman?.. what on earth is the world coming to?.. we made do
with a bucket at the end of the bed!"..

Oiorpata

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On 8 Apr 2001 13:22:52 +0100, ca...@nospam.demon.co.uk (Carl .LHS.
Williams) wrote:

>In article <FyOz6.6313$IP5.1...@news2-win.server.ntlworld.com>,
>John Whitham <jwhi...@clara.net> wrote:

>>it's lbooyd
>>temperature conversions I can't get me 'ead around. Suggestions?
>
>Someone had a really easy formulululula a while back but I'v forgot it.
>But adding and subtracting forty came into it, and the ratio is 5:9, if
>that helps. You can prolly guess the rest with a few known pairs of
>temp ritchers, like 37degC is 98.4 degF, and that. I fimk you add 40 to
>yer DegC and then multiply by 5/9 and then take the 40 away again. Or
>summat.

C=F-32/1,8
or xºF = (x-32)/1,8ºC
I printed out a copy of the piccy towards the bottom of the page at
http://www.algonet.se/~davies/ so's I can suss out how hot it really
is in Texas, or how cold Alaska was last week.

Tim Emanuel

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Apr 8, 2001, 2:02:45 PM4/8/01
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On Sun, 8 Apr 2001 00:46:39 +0200, Giles Todd wrote:
>Kaitlin Cassandra, born 22:48 on 7/4/2001. 4kg 50 grams.

Sheesh. Wot's that in old money?

>Chuffed to bits, I am.

Congrats.
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I'll be happy if mine doesn't read like a joke
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John of Aix

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Apr 8, 2001, 3:32:21 AM4/8/01
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"Giles Todd" <g...@at-dot.org> a écrit dans le message news:
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> Kaitlin Cassandra, born 22:48 on 7/4/2001. 4kg 50 grams.

May her days be filled with sunshine.

> Chuffed to bits, I am.

I'll bet. Not sure I agree with another Aries in the world though.

John


John of Aix

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Apr 8, 2001, 1:33:13 PM4/8/01
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"Keith Willoughby" <ke...@flat222.org> a écrit dans le
message news:
m28zlce...@cowtown.demon.co.uk...

> Giles Todd <g...@at-dot.org> writes:
>
> > Kaitlin Cassandra, born 22:48 on 7/4/2001. 4kg 50
grams.
> >
> > Chuffed to bits, I am.
>
> Nice one, Dad.
>
> How much is 4kg 50 grams?

Oh if you want 4K I could probably get it for you for, let's
say £1.50 a gram. I'll throw in the fifty grams. Top quality
stuff.

John


John of Aix

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"John Whitham" <jwhi...@clara.net> a écrit dans le message
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> "Iain Rowan" <e...@reynir.co.uk> wrote in message
> news:dibvctg7o6km9puko...@4ax.com...
> > On Sun, 8 Apr 2001 00:46:39 +0200, Giles Todd
<g...@at-dot.org>
wrote:

> >
> > >Kaitlin Cassandra, born 22:48 on 7/4/2001.
> >
> > Many congratulations!
> >
> > >4kg 50 grams.
> >
> > I had to do some complicated shuffling of bags of sugar
in my mind
there
> > to work that out.
> >
>
> Not just me then. I convert weight in: envelopes, bags of
sugar and
(1/2
> cwt) sacks of coal, spatial measures are a piece of ipss,
it's
lbooyd
> temperature conversions I can't get me 'ead around.
Suggestions?

Yep. Dont convert. It's cold, must be about freezing, could
be 0°C could be 32°F. Don't care, it's freezing. It's hot.
Still don't care if it's in the upper seventies F or 25°C
it's just hot. If
the man on TV says that is 25°C or 6,745 zargon degrees what
do I care. It's hot, that's all.

But if you insist: double the figure and add 32 for C to F.
Subtract 32 and halve for F to C. That isn't precise but
it's near enough for
most usage.

So, 1°C=(1x2) +32=34°F. 16°C=(16x2)+32=64°F. It's 61 and a
bit really but we're not far off.
In the other direction you've got 68°F=(68-32)/2=
18°C which is close enough to tell you to take your jumper
off.

John


Henry Crun

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Apr 8, 2001, 3:44:23 PM4/8/01
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"Giles Todd" <g...@at-dot.org> wrote in message
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> Kaitlin Cassandra, born 22:48 on 7/4/2001. 4kg 50 grams.
>
> Chuffed to bits, I am.
>
> Giles.

Many congratulations. Nice name too.


Whitedog

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Apr 8, 2001, 3:41:05 PM4/8/01
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On Sun, 8 Apr 2001 00:46:39 +0200, Giles Todd <g...@at-dot.org> wrote:

>Kaitlin Cassandra, born 22:48 on 7/4/2001. 4kg 50 grams.
>
>Chuffed to bits, I am.
>
>Giles.

Kong rat ulationses! How much is that in Rhebf then?

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"John of Aix" <DOnotSPA...@libertysurf.fr> writes:

> "Keith Willoughby" <ke...@flat222.org> a écrit dans le
> message news:
> >

> > How much is 4kg 50 grams?
>
> Oh if you want 4K I could probably get it for you for, let's
> say £1.50 a gram. I'll throw in the fifty grams. Top quality
> stuff.

I don't know what you're talking, I'm sure. Sounds illegal.

(£1.30/g and it's a deal)

Shereen

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Apr 8, 2001, 4:25:11 PM4/8/01
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Giles Todd wrote:

> Kaitlin Cassandra, born 22:48 on 7/4/2001. 4kg 50 grams.

Welcome Kaitlin Cassandra. I;m sure it won;t be long until your
first post.

> Chuffed to bits, I am.

Congratulations to both parents.


Shereen


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"Carl .LHS. Williams" <ca...@nospam.demon.co.uk> wrote in message
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> In article <FyOz6.6313$IP5.1...@news2-win.server.ntlworld.com>,
> John Whitham <jwhi...@clara.net> wrote:
> >"Iain Rowan" <e...@reynir.co.uk> wrote in message
> >news:dibvctg7o6km9puko...@4ax.com...
> >> On Sun, 8 Apr 2001 00:46:39 +0200, Giles Todd <g...@at-dot.org> wrote:
> >>
> >> >Kaitlin Cassandra, born 22:48 on 7/4/2001.
> >>
> >> Many congratulations!
> >>
> >> >4kg 50 grams.
> >>
> >> I had to do some complicated shuffling of bags of sugar in my mind
there
> >> to work that out.
> >>
> >
> >Not just me then. I convert weight in: envelopes, bags of sugar and (1/2
> >cwt) sacks of coal, spatial measures are a piece of ipss,
>
> Wot, a frozen piece? Wot?
>

OK, so it's not currently viable in temperate zones, and there are issues
regards packaging, market resistance and public health to overcome, but if
we can only get away get away from being bogged down in such minutiae, step
back and take a unemotional overview of the bigger picture for a
moment.......bugs ironed out......whole arj ballgame.....focused hfr of
resources.....arj paradigm.....Value Added Reseller
initiatives......erm........errr............Oh, BUM.


Bed Manacled Pigiron

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Apr 8, 2001, 7:29:10 PM4/8/01
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"Giles Todd" <g...@at-dot.org> wrote in message
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> Kaitlin Cassandra, born 22:48 on 7/4/2001. 4kg 50 grams.

Marvellous!!

Congrats, etc.

Jeannie

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Apr 8, 2001, 8:41:27 PM4/8/01
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"Giles Todd" <g...@at-dot.org> wrote in message
> In article <3AD0524C...@clara.co.uk>, jon...@clara.co.uk
> wrote:

> > This yer first?
>
> Second. First was a long time ago, mind. Surprising how much you
> forget.

Giles...congratulations! I had no idea...? Lovely name, Kaitlin, and nice,
healthy birth weight.

Enjoy and God bless.
~~
Jeannie


DinkiPixie

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Apr 9, 2001, 2:07:03 AM4/9/01
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In article <MPG.1539b73bb...@lart.bofh.org>, Giles Todd
<g...@at-dot.org> writes

>Kaitlin Cassandra, born 22:48 on 7/4/2001. 4kg 50 grams.
>
>Chuffed to bits, I am.

Coo, ain't she pyrire? Knoes metrick already.
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Iain Bowen

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Apr 9, 2001, 2:59:11 AM4/9/01
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In article <MPG.1539b73bb...@lart.bofh.org>,

Giles Todd <g...@at-dot.org> wrote:
>Kaitlin Cassandra, born 22:48 on 7/4/2001. 4kg 50 grams.

A big baby.

>Chuffed to bits, I am.

Congratulations.

Iain

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LNR

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G...@netcomuk.co.uk wrote:
>In article <e2l*ew...@news.chiark.greenend.org.uk>, LNR generously
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>
>All snipped..
>
>Whoa.. LNR.. welcome to the shed!.. are you gonna hang around fer a
>bit?.. I reckon you might fit in here..

<grin> Well, the only shed round here belongs to the Landlord and is
locked, and the workshop so buried in stuff it's scary is my housemate's
and I avoid it in fear, but I like beer, will that do?

Nice to see you :-) But really I'm just a miscreant.

SomeBlokeCalledRapunzelSyndrome

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Giles Todd wrote:
>
> Kaitlin Cassandra, born 22:48 on 7/4/2001. 4kg 50 grams.

4k50, wossat in real money.... quite big. sympathy to yer wifey.


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SomeBlokeCalledRapunzelSyndrome

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John of Aix wrote:

> But if you insist: double the figure and add 32 for C to F.
> Subtract 32 and halve for F to C. That isn't precise but
> it's near enough for
> most usage.

For the most useful temp range, ie "Do I need a jumper?", this
over-estimates by about
4defF, so a better rule of thumb is double and add 25.

SomeBlokeCalledRapunzelSyndrome

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LNR wrote:
>
> hu...@nospam.huge.org.uk wrote:
> >Keith Willoughby <ke...@flat222.org> writes:
> >>How much is 4kg 50 grams?
> >
> >Lots.
> >
> >Just under 10lbs.
>
> Hang on, 1 kg is about 2.1 lbs.

2.2
Which makes it easy, as 2.2 is 2 * 11 * 1/10th
And we all know you mult by 11 by adding the outside digits and putting
the answer in between them. (36*11->3+6 is 9, answer 396: etc)
So you do an easy mult by 11, double that (piece of piss) and whack the
point over a slot.

Sam Nelson

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In article <3AD17C4B...@man.ac.uk>,

SomeBlokeCalledRapunzelSyndrome <daveD...@man.ac.uk> writes:
> Giles Todd wrote:
> >
> > Kaitlin Cassandra, born 22:48 on 7/4/2001. 4kg 50 grams.
>
> 4k50, wossat in real money....

It's only 8lbs 15oz, nothing particularly specially large, as babies go.

> Why oh why didn't I back it each way?

Why oh why would anyone put a bet to _win_ on anything in the Grand National?
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SomeBlokeCalledRapunzelSyndrome

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August West wrote:

>
> SomeBlokeCalledRapunzelSyndrome <daveD...@man.ac.uk> writes:
>
> > 2.2
> > Which makes it easy, as 2.2 is 2 * 11 * 1/10th
> > And we all know you mult by 11 by adding the outside digits and putting
> > the answer in between them. (36*11->3+6 is 9, answer 396: etc)
> > So you do an easy mult by 11, double that (piece of piss) and whack the
> > point over a slot.
>
> I find it rather simpler just to understand what wieghts in Kg mean...

bloody kids

Thomas Rushton

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SomeBlokeCalledRapunzelSyndrome <daveD...@man.ac.uk> wrote:

>LNR wrote:
>>
>> hu...@nospam.huge.org.uk wrote:
>> >Keith Willoughby <ke...@flat222.org> writes:
>> >>How much is 4kg 50 grams?
>> >
>> >Lots.
>> >
>> >Just under 10lbs.
>>
>> Hang on, 1 kg is about 2.1 lbs.
>
>2.2
>Which makes it easy, as 2.2 is 2 * 11 * 1/10th
>And we all know you mult by 11 by adding the outside digits and
>putting the answer in between them. (36*11->3+6 is 9, answer 396:

lessee... 37*11->3+7=10 anser: 3107. Nope. don't jbex fer me.

>etc) So you do an easy mult by 11, double that (piece of piss) and
>whack the point over a slot.


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Thomas Rushton
At jbex somewhere in Bradford...

SomeBlokeCalledRapunzelSyndrome

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Thomas Rushton wrote:
>
> SomeBlokeCalledRapunzelSyndrome <daveD...@man.ac.uk> wrote:
>
> >LNR wrote:
> >>
> >> hu...@nospam.huge.org.uk wrote:
> >> >Keith Willoughby <ke...@flat222.org> writes:
> >> >>How much is 4kg 50 grams?
> >> >
> >> >Lots.
> >> >
> >> >Just under 10lbs.
> >>
> >> Hang on, 1 kg is about 2.1 lbs.
> >
> >2.2
> >Which makes it easy, as 2.2 is 2 * 11 * 1/10th
> >And we all know you mult by 11 by adding the outside digits and
> >putting the answer in between them. (36*11->3+6 is 9, answer 396:
>
> lessee... 37*11->3+7=10 anser: 3107. Nope. don't jbex fer me.

picky picky, if the middle bit is bigger than 9 you have to twiddle a
bit innit.
37*11 3+7=10 the 0 goes in the miggle and the 1 gets added to the 3
407
AS YOU KNEW FULL WELL

SomeBlokeCalledRapunzelSyndrome

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Lisa wrote:

> As a quick method C - F: Double it and add 32. See, it's
> C*9/5+32=F, but as 9/5=1.8 or summat, you can get a rough conversion
> by just doubling it and adding 32. It only goes really off the scale
> at high temps.

1.8 is like 2-0.2, yeh?
So you can be EXACT by doubling, knocking off 10%, then adding 32.
eg 18C (my office now) -> 36 -> 32.4 -> 64.4 ie COLD
but i still maintain a good rule of thumb for english summers is double
and add something between 25 and 30 that gives you a nice round number
to finish on. I count things ending in 3 as round numbers tho!
18->36->65ish less a bit, ie COLD

Thomas Rushton

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SomeBlokeCalledRapunzelSyndrome <daveD...@man.ac.uk> wrote:

Sorry, Mr SomeRapunzelBlokeSir... won't happen again.

<snigger>

Rhys

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SomeBlokeCalledRapunzelSyndrome wrote:

Ennywun still uzin old yoonits shood prolly be culled I reckun. Them
yoonits mean nuffin to me, it's just cunfoozin. Long live the metwic
cistern!!

Rhys (@jbex)


SomeBlokeCalledRapunzelSyndrome

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Rhys wrote:

> Ennywun still uzin old yoonits shood prolly be culled I reckun. Them
> yoonits mean nuffin to me, it's just cunfoozin. Long live the metwic
> cistern!!
>
> Rhys (@jbex)

careful, young man, you're still on probation here and that just set
your promotion back a month.

Thomas Rushton

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SomeBlokeCalledRapunzelSyndrome <daveD...@man.ac.uk> wrote:

>Rhys wrote:
>
>> Ennywun still uzin old yoonits shood prolly be culled I reckun. Them
>> yoonits mean nuffin to me, it's just cunfoozin. Long live the metwic
>> cistern!!
>>
>> Rhys (@jbex)
>
>careful, young man, you're still on probation here and that just set
>your promotion back a month.

Oi loikes the oidea of a FFF system -- furlong, firkin, fortnight.

Richard Robinson

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In article <MPG.1539b73bb...@lart.bofh.org>, Giles Todd wrote:
>Kaitlin Cassandra, born 22:48 on 7/4/2001. 4kg 50 grams.
>
>Chuffed to bits, I am.

Hurrrah !

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Cerumen

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August West <aug...@kororaa.com> wrote in message
news:Penguin.%.m27l0ummgp.fsf@news2.kororaa.c0m...
> SomeBlokeCalledRapunzelSyndrome <daveD...@man.ac.uk> writes:

>
> > August West wrote:
> >
> > > I find it rather simpler just to understand what wieghts in Kg mean...
> >
> > bloody kids
>
> Scientist, grand dad. We've been using SI units for decades. Even my
> dear old dad, now long retired, used g, ml, etc, when he was a chemist
> with the NCB back in the 50s.. Of Course, he still measured the seam
> depths in fathoms...
We built Concorde in feet and inches and the merkins managed to get to the
moon on them as well, the Ruskies use an imperial system, also, well not fer
guvmint certainly it's only the bloody serapu and other greasy continentals
who are too fick to work on imperial.......huffffffff
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Linz

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On Sun, 8 Apr 2001 00:46:39 +0200, Giles Todd wrote:

> Kaitlin Cassandra, born 22:48 on 7/4/2001. 4kg 50 grams.
>
> Chuffed to bits, I am.

I bet. Congrats to you and yours, and here's to a happy, healthy
child.

Bob Goddard

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SomeBlokeCalledRapunzelSyndrome rolled over, had a good scratch, belched
loudly, then mumbled...

Is this a knitting pattern or summat?

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Rhys rolled over, had a good scratch, belched loudly, then mumbled...

You're arj here, encha, boy?

<spit...clang>

Rhys

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On Mon, 09 Apr 2001 14:10:20 +0100, SomeBlokeCalledRapunzelSyndrome
<daveD...@man.ac.uk> wrote:

>careful, young man, you're still on probation here and that just set
>your promotion back a month.

Noted. I'll try to behave meeself in footure. What do I get when I'm
out of probation? Summit like a Bloo Peater badge for gettin' me into
alton Towersfor free wood be kool?

Rhys
:~))

Linz

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On Mon, 09 Apr 2001 10:26:24 +0100, SomeBlokeCalledRapunzelSyndrome
wrote:

> LNR wrote:

> > Hang on, 1 kg is about 2.1 lbs.
>
> 2.2
> Which makes it easy, as 2.2 is 2 * 11 * 1/10th
> And we all know you mult by 11 by adding the outside digits and putting
> the answer in between them. (36*11->3+6 is 9, answer 396: etc)
> So you do an easy mult by 11, double that (piece of piss) and whack the
> point over a slot.

Could someone a) tell me whether this makes sense and if so b) explain
it in English?

Linz

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On 9 Apr 2001 09:14:34 GMT, Sam Nelson wrote:

> It's only 8lbs 15oz, nothing particularly specially large, as babies go.

My minister's kids were all delivered at home. First child born,
midwife stuck him on the scales. Which consisted of a hook you
attached to the nappy, itself attached to a spring on the scales which
pulled down to indicate the weight.

Weight of this particular newborn pulled the indicator down to the
very bottom of the scale. "We'll just write down fourteen pounds,
then"...

Julie Miles

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In article <3AD197E7...@man.ac.uk>, daveD...@man.ac.uk
says...

Wouldn't it be easier to just multiply by 10 and add a bit on for the
extra?

Julie (mathematically challenged)

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Ron Clark

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On Mon, 9 Apr 2001 11:28:32 +0100, in the message
<JioA6.7178$_W2....@news.indigo.ie>, Cerumen wrote this, or at least
some of this :-

Concorde went to the moon? I didn't know that!

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John Whitham

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"SomeBlokeCalledRapunzelSyndrome" <daveD...@man.ac.uk> wrote in message
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> John of Aix wrote:
>
> > But if you insist: double the figure and add 32 for C to F.
> > Subtract 32 and halve for F to C. That isn't precise but
> > it's near enough for
> > most usage.
>
> For the most useful temp range, ie "Do I need a jumper?", this

Sorry not to completely agree with you here old chasp, but I reckon it's
always best to *assume* the need for a jumper, after all if the worst comes
to the worst you can always take it off and knot the sleeves round your
waist [0]. The more extreme "anorak or shorts 'n' t-shirt' scenario is of
more interest to me. I miscalculated badly last time I flew somewhere and
have no wish to repeat the experience.

> over-estimates by about
> 4defF, so a better rule of thumb is double and add 25.
>

That I like, a sum I can do in me head, and a number I can remember. Ta.

[0] Or slightly above it if the waist circumference/sleeve length ratio so
dictates.


Andy Spragg

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On 9 Apr 2001 11:55:07 GMT, Thomas.Rush...@hammondsdirect.com
(Thomas Rushton) wrote:

^ SomeBlokeCalledRapunzelSyndrome <daveD...@man.ac.uk> wrote:

^ >Thomas Rushton wrote:

^ >> SomeBlokeCalledRapunzelSyndrome <daveD...@man.ac.uk> wrote:

^ >> >Which makes it easy, as 2.2 is 2 * 11 * 1/10th
^ >> >And we all know you mult by 11 by adding the outside digits and
^ >> >putting the answer in between them. (36*11->3+6 is 9, answer
^ >> >396:

^ >> lessee... 37*11->3+7=10 anser: 3107. Nope. don't jbex fer me.

^ >picky picky, if the middle bit is bigger than 9 you have to twiddle
^ >a bit innit.
^ >37*11 3+7=10 the 0 goes in the miggle and the 1 gets added to the
^ >3 407
^ >AS YOU KNEW FULL WELL

^ Sorry, Mr SomeRapunzelBlokeSir... won't happen again.
^
^ <snigger>

Ooooh, Miss, that Rapunzel is molishing it up as he goes along, Miss.

Andy

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Thomas Rushton

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