Missing diary stuff What about Adam Robert's The Snow you've been reading? 3 votes - 27 % Are any of the chilli plants still alive? 6 votes - 54 % Where is the picture of Mrs. H.'s cleavage? 7 votes - 63 % Why haven't you written to [anon HuSiite] yet? 1 vote - 9 % Did Stew land his Whirlybird? 1 vote - 9 % How is Will's leg? 2 votes - 18 % I liked the veggie lasange, how about some more recipes? 3 votes - 27 % I like chives 1 vote - 9 % I think your idea for a "Daily Mail Man" blog is excellent 1 vote - 9 % Whatever 1 vote - 9 % Other 0 votes - 0 % 11 Total Votes
inneresding by martingale (4.00 / 1) #1 Mon Apr 17, 2006 at 03:14:36 PM EST
Looking closely at the picture, I'm wondering about the rather straight bit of water splash just under the car's right window. Also, and this may be something for the photogeeks, isn't the background rather well focused? Given that we're seeing individual droplets of water in the foreground of the bus, and the guy is pretty well focused anywhoo, shouldn't the background be a lot fuzzier?
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I think that was my point by Herring (2.00 / 0) #2 Mon Apr 17, 2006 at 03:21:23 PM EST
It's a picture of someone taken at a cable part photshopped onto the flooded city. Done reasonably well though.

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of course it was your point by martingale (4.00 / 1) #3 Mon Apr 17, 2006 at 03:36:59 PM EST
I was merely offering circumstantial evidence to help the jury make sense of your highly technical exposition :) I wonder if that skier might show up on a well known search engine's image search.
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Say skier again motherfucker by Herring (4.00 / 1) #4 Mon Apr 17, 2006 at 03:40:47 PM EST
Say "skier" again. I dare you. I double dare you.

Ooops - IHBT.

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Oh, for Fuck's sake! by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #5 Mon Apr 17, 2006 at 10:46:00 PM EST
Ermm... Change my vote to the cleavage one. Thanks.

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and the veggie lasagna. by calla (2.00 / 0) #12 Tue Apr 18, 2006 at 01:43:20 PM EST
It was great!!!

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Drain the heating system?! by Cloaked User (2.00 / 0) #6 Mon Apr 17, 2006 at 11:22:12 PM EST
To fit a valve to a radiator? Or do you mean "drain the radiator", which is much more reasonable and (of course) necessary?

Unless you actually have a reason to drain the whole system, all you have to do is turn the little tap thingys at either end of the radiator to isolate it and drain just that radiator. The whole job should take, I dunno, 30 - 60 mins if I recall correctly. It's one of the few bits of DIY I'm actually not too bad at.

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Explain please by Herring (2.00 / 0) #7 Tue Apr 18, 2006 at 12:11:07 AM EST
how to isolate the radiator when you're replacing the valve.

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Actually, that's an excellent question by Cloaked User (2.00 / 0) #10 Tue Apr 18, 2006 at 03:01:17 AM EST
I only wish I could remember how I did it. I changed the valve on the radiator in our dining room for a thermostatic one, and I definitely didn't drain the system (or temporarily introduce an amusing water feature).

For the life of me though, I can't remember how; I'll have to have a look at it tonight¹ and report back.

1 that's assuming I remember to, which is far from guaranteed

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Up to a point... by Vulch (2.00 / 0) #8 Tue Apr 18, 2006 at 12:14:54 AM EST

But the thermostatic valve then has to be put in place of one of those little tap thingys which gives you an interesting fountain effect when you take the original off.

A plumber I know has an interesting toy for such cases, box of tricks with two collars that clamp round the pipes, turn it on and the collars get very cold, freezing the water and plugging the pipe. The pressure of the clamps stops the expanding ice bursting the pipe as it freezes. Takes just long enough for a cup of tea to be made and consumed. You sometimes see similar things in the DIY sheds comprising a lump of cotton wool and a can of (probably not) freon, but they do stand a chance of rupturing the pipe.

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Chessington World of Queues by nebbish (4.00 / 1) #9 Tue Apr 18, 2006 at 12:40:20 AM EST
Made me laugh.

I'm never going anywhere at Easter again, queued up for forty minutes at Kew Gardens of all places. My mate got the right idea when she just strolled in without paying later in the day. Never underestimate the amount of trust put in the middle classes.

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