Counting - discussion thread

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Re: Counting - discussion thread

Post by DavidC » 01 Jul 2017, 18:40

Thanks for the reminder !
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Re: Counting - discussion thread

Post by GuyBarry » 08 Jul 2017, 09:00

QI's lead is now exactly 1000 (3824 to 2824).
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Re: Counting - discussion thread

Post by GuyBarry » 29 Jul 2017, 19:18

A Challenge wrote:
29 Jul 2017, 12:14
I could come up with something amazing as it is 28 twice, but New Scientist Issue 2828 has a feature about 'The Secret Life of Pronouns'. Shouldn't that be in a magazine on English?
Well here's the article, so you can judge for yourself: "The smallest words in our vocabulary often reveal the most about us, including our levels of honesty and thinking style". It's written by James W. Pennebaker, chair of the department of psychology at the University of Texas at Austin.
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Re: Counting - discussion thread

Post by A Challenge » 02 Aug 2017, 06:23

DrainBrain wrote:
30 Jul 2017, 07:18
Someone
  was having
       problems
    with indentation in
              Microsoft VSCode
 issue #2829
I like this post!
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Re: Counting - discussion thread

Post by GuyBarry » 14 Aug 2017, 15:41

QI have finally got to 4000. They seem to be offering three facts per number now.
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Re: Counting - discussion thread

Post by RobbieM » 24 Nov 2017, 16:24

We've certainly got some catching up to do, then.
After you, madam - I'll wait for the next direct train to Mill Hill East.
(I really ought to change this; no-one understands it out of context.)
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Re: Counting - discussion thread

Post by DrainBrain » 25 Nov 2017, 18:49

From the main thread:
RobbieM wrote:
24 Nov 2017, 16:23
Time to resurrect this thread after a three-month sabbatical. What better way to do that than looking at the Holt 2831 Single Toilet Roll Holder?
NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

I was waiting for 2831 hours to elapse from the time of the previous post. There were less than 17 hours to go! :(
Royal Oak to Bethnal Green in 333 days
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Re: Counting - discussion thread

Post by A Challenge » 26 Nov 2017, 08:58

DrainBrain wrote:
25 Nov 2017, 18:49
From the main thread:
RobbieM wrote:
24 Nov 2017, 16:23
Time to resurrect this thread after a three-month sabbatical. What better way to do that than looking at the Holt 2831 Single Toilet Roll Holder?
NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

I was waiting for 2831 hours to elapse from the time of the previous post. There were less than 17 hours to go! :(
That's unlucky!
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Re: Counting - discussion thread

Post by GuyBarry » 26 Nov 2017, 09:13

DrainBrain wrote:
25 Nov 2017, 18:49
I was waiting for 2831 hours to elapse from the time of the previous post. There were less than 17 hours to go! :(
Bad luck! Were you going to claim "2831 bells"? :)
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