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Old 01-14-2011, 12:10 PM   #31
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no. i'm right handed.... that's why i was holding the camera(phone) in that hand.
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Old 01-14-2011, 01:12 PM   #32
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Well, you would hold it in that hand anyway even if you were a lefty, they're designed for righties...
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Old 01-14-2011, 01:50 PM   #33
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Don't you ever use it upside down with your thumb on the shutter release?

And, yes, they are designed for right handed use.
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Old 01-14-2011, 02:07 PM   #34
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Today I learned a lot more about The Great Fire of London than I ever did at school.
It's the class topic for both the classes I volunteer in, and today we had an ICT session where the learning objective was internet research (on monitored computers of course!)

Depending on the age/ abilities of the child they had different objectives to meet. For some of them, I had to read out the text of the websites they'd found. For others I simply had to steer them away from videos and games. And others had trouble working out the difference between the When, Where, Who questions that they needed to answer.

FTR, gleaned from this afternoon (all memory so forgive if it's slightly off, otherwise it would negate the title of the thread):
The fire started in Pudding Lane at approx 02.00 on Sunday 2nd Jan, raging through until Thursday 6th.
It started in the bakery of Thomas Farriner [various spellings], the King's Master Baker
The ovens had not been completely damped down and sparks ignited in the flour filled air.
Droughts had left London dry, and a wind quickly carried the fire to the wharves, stacked with oil, hemp (try explaining that to a six year old), coal and timber
The houses were made of timber and pitch and crowded closely together
Despite the massive conflagration less than 10 people died (estimates vary)
Dropping winds and natural and man-made boundaries meant the fire burned itself out in 4 days - although by this time every horse, carriage and boat for hire had already left the city.
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Old 01-14-2011, 02:23 PM   #35
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I learned that if you're sick enough to spend 10 days in the hospital, you aren't going to be up to full speed in three days. Not even half-speed.
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Old 01-14-2011, 02:34 PM   #36
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Jesus, to spend ten days in the hospital you have to be majorly fucked up. I don't think they'll let you stay ten days for a kidney transplant these days.
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Old 01-14-2011, 02:42 PM   #37
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You get ten days in the hospital if you have a plethora of cash.
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Old 01-14-2011, 02:46 PM   #38
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A cash hemorrhage.
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Old 01-27-2011, 03:20 AM   #39
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Old 01-27-2011, 03:31 AM   #40
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What new thing did I learn?

A day or two ago, I went in to find my best friend counting change out of a large jar. See pic 1. You can see the size of the jar, as well as the approximate diameter of the lid. See pic 2. The jar was filled to 1.5 inches from the top, basically, it was full of pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters. We did not count the pennies. In pic 3, you can see how many pennies there were, that is a 1.75 liter bottle.

What did I learn that day?

That you can get at least:

$24 worth of nickels,
$80 worth of dimes, and
$270 worth of quarters,
or $374, in a gallon jar.

We drank well that evening.
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Old 01-27-2011, 09:00 AM   #41
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Just to offset the good things learned - I learned that when I use my debit card on eBay the money is taken from my account immediately.

When I request it to be taken from the same bank, it can take up to 7 days.
Therefore simply checking my bank balance as opposed to my actual transactions can mean I do not have as much money available as I thought. which can mean my bank will reject transfer requests. Which will probably = bank charges, and definitely = a negative balance on my PayPal account, which needs to be dealt with ASAP. Shit.
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Old 01-27-2011, 09:21 AM   #42
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Sg Dont use yer Debit card on the net , its tied DIRECTLY Back to yer Bank Account , so if some ZipperHead gets your Numbers they can DRAIN yer account !
Use a Credit card instead , they have Folks LOOKING for Problems and can deny Payment , or investigate , or what ever , Plus it takes a Bit more time for the cash to change hands
( I could be Wrong about this , but WE dont use Debt cards on line )
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Old 01-27-2011, 09:25 AM   #43
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Good advice Zip, but not everyone has a credit card over here ...
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Old 01-27-2011, 09:25 AM   #44
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It's a little different in the UK, zipper. Not much, but a little. There's more consumer protection.
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Old 01-27-2011, 09:42 AM   #45
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Like I say I dont Know if its ture or Not , Just sounded like Sound advice to me ,
I Do know that at like a Gas Pump if you use yer ATM ( Dept ) card , when you swipe your card to start the Pump they AUTOMATICALY Hit your Account for like $70 , then Credit your account Back after a few days ,
So if yer rideing on that Thin ragged edge of Low funds , they can hit you with OVERDRAFT charges even when you Have $14.72 Left in yer account
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