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« Reply #69030 on: January 11, 2019, 12:03:48 pm »
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Here Are the Odds That One of SpaceX’s Internet Satellites Will Hit Someone

In case you don't want to click on the link: 45% over a six year period according to the FCC.

I didn't know the FCC calculated risk of space debris hitting people for satellite communication systems.

How does that compare to the gun or car industries?

The chance that a SpaceX satellite will hit the gun or car industries is much lower, about 1 percent.

:( What about accordion factories or mime schools?
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« Reply #69031 on: January 11, 2019, 12:52:26 pm »
In the US there's a noticeable difference between "I hear what you are saying" and "I hear ya."  The second one always means "you're right."

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« Reply #69032 on: January 11, 2019, 12:55:27 pm »
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« Reply #69033 on: January 11, 2019, 01:04:05 pm »
Surprised there's so little variation between the two.
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« Reply #69034 on: January 11, 2019, 01:28:17 pm »
Yuhuh

No, 'I hear ya' can definitely be dismissive. Cue rolling eyes.
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« Reply #69035 on: January 11, 2019, 01:59:32 pm »
:( What about accordion factories or mime schools?

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« Reply #69036 on: January 11, 2019, 02:32:08 pm »
YouGov decided to put data on the "Brits say the opposite of what they mean" meme.



So this joke is right, then.  :lol:


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« Reply #69037 on: January 11, 2019, 02:35:40 pm »
To be fair to us, it looks like that at least a quarter of Brits don't know when other Brits are calling them idiots either.
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« Reply #69038 on: January 11, 2019, 02:44:02 pm »
To be fair to us, it looks like that at least a quarter of Brits don't know when other Brits are calling them idiots either.

With the greatest respect, it's probably new immigrants messing with the numbers




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« Reply #69039 on: January 11, 2019, 02:50:42 pm »
To be fair to us, it looks like that at least a quarter of Brits don't know when other Brits are calling them idiots either.

With the greatest respect, it's probably new immigrants messing with the numbers

It feels nice to be listened to :)
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« Reply #69040 on: January 11, 2019, 03:52:00 pm »
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« Reply #69041 on: January 12, 2019, 02:54:33 am »
I'd be curious to see the results for other countries. Wonder if the Scandis get it more?
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« Reply #69042 on: January 12, 2019, 07:19:41 am »

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Man charged over online 'pick up' videos11 January 2019 

Police have charged a man in connection with videos posted online that showed men trying to pick up women.

The 37-year-old man was arrested following an inquiry into footage of men chatting up members of the opposite sex in the street.

Police Scotland confirmed on Thursday that it was looking into videos on YouTube, featuring what the force described as "predatory behaviour".

The man is expected to appear at Glasgow Sheriff Court on Monday.

It followed publication of a BBC The Social video exploring "pick-up artist" Adnan Ahmad's online video posts.

On Thursday, police said they were aware of the videos offering advice and guidance on how to pick up the opposite sex, particularly young women.

And they urged anyone with information regarding such individuals to contact them.

Mr Ahmed, known to his YouTube followers as "Addy Agame", has defended his videos, which he said were nothing more than a "bunch of guys talking to a bunch of girls".


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https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-46843880
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« Reply #69043 on: January 12, 2019, 08:42:45 am »
I'd be curious to see the results for other countries. Wonder if the Scandis get it more?

Hard to make a like-for-like comparison with non-English speaking countries though. FWIW in Spanish for example "con todo el respeto" ("with great respect") is rather unambiguous, it's nearly always used to preface something that shows you don't respect the people you're talking to  :lol:

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« Reply #69044 on: January 12, 2019, 08:54:00 am »

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Man charged over online 'pick up' videos11 January 2019 

Police have charged a man in connection with videos posted online that showed men trying to pick up women.

The 37-year-old man was arrested following an inquiry into footage of men chatting up members of the opposite sex in the street.

Police Scotland confirmed on Thursday that it was looking into videos on YouTube, featuring what the force described as "predatory behaviour".

The man is expected to appear at Glasgow Sheriff Court on Monday.

It followed publication of a BBC The Social video exploring "pick-up artist" Adnan Ahmad's online video posts.

On Thursday, police said they were aware of the videos offering advice and guidance on how to pick up the opposite sex, particularly young women.

And they urged anyone with information regarding such individuals to contact them.

Mr Ahmed, known to his YouTube followers as "Addy Agame", has defended his videos, which he said were nothing more than a "bunch of guys talking to a bunch of girls".


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https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-46843880

What was he charged with?
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