# The All New All New Groundspeak UK Pub Quiz

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I'll have my guesses then;

7 times

1957

1646

I shall consider myself highly knowledgeable if I get one right!

Ding for 1957.

Regarding snow on the weather centre. Are we talking about London, one of the other centres around the kingdom or all combined?

The London weather centre - the one the bookies use.......

The London weather centre - the one the bookies use.......

William Hill are offering 4/1 Glasgow and Aberdeen, 6/1 London and Cardiff. Get your bets on quick.

Another guess for the 2 outstanding Q's

8

1647

Another guess for the 2 outstanding Q's

8

1647

1647 gets you the second ding.....

Another guess for the 2 outstanding Q's

8

1647

1647 gets you the second ding.....

So we know 1957 & 1647 and we're looking for the snow.

We know it's less than 13, and we've already eliminated some possibilities so I'll have one final guess at:

2

So we know 1957 & 1647 and we're looking for the snow.

We know it's less than 13, and we've already eliminated some possibilities so I'll have one final guess at:

2

DING......... in 1938 and 1976.

If you were to observe the face of a normal digital clock between the hours of midnight and the following noon (inclusive), how many times would the hour hand be exactly beneath of the minute hand?

If you were to observe the face of a normal digital clock between the hours of midnight and the following noon (inclusive), how many times would the hour hand be exactly beneath of the minute hand?

Never, a digital clock doesn't have hands.

If you were to observe the face of a normal digital clock between the hours of midnight and the following noon (inclusive), how many times would the hour hand be exactly beneath of the minute hand?

Never, a digital clock doesn't have hands.

I thought it might have caught somebody out but you're obviosuly all too smart

DING

Never, a digital clock doesn't have hands.

If you double click on the time in the bottom right of the your screen a digital clock appears with hands!!!

Edited by The Lavender Hill Mob

Never, a digital clock doesn't have hands.

If you double click on the time in the bottom right of the your screen a digital clock appears with hands!!!

If I double click on the time in the bottom right of my screen, I get a message saying "You do not have the proper privilege level to change the System Time." But then, it's not my screen, it's my employer's screen.

Edited by NickPick

Never, a digital clock doesn't have hands.

If you double click on the time in the bottom right of the your screen a digital clock appears with hands!!!

If I double click on the time in the bottom right of my screen, I get a message saying "You do not have the proper privilege level to change the System Time." But then, it's not my screen, it's my employer's screen.

If I double click on the time at the bottom of my screen I don't get any such sillyness 'cos I'm running Linux

Anyway where's 'The Bongtwashes' - it's their turn.

Anyway where's 'The Bongtwashes' - it's their turn.

Bob (Bongtwash) has just been on the phone to me and informs me that his computer has gone down big time. It is likely to be some time before he can get on t'internet. He would appreciate it if someone else could post a question instead. (Sorry, I can't think of one at the moment)

Iz

The satellite navigation systm which we know generically as "GPS" is actually called NavStar. Its forerunner was a Doppler-based system called Transit.

What was the original name given to what is now called NavStar/GPS when the early development work on the operating principle was commenced?

Time for a clue:

The original system name was based on the navigation system's operating principle.

Tim-Nav?

Nav-Tim?

Clock-nav?

Tim-Nav?

Nav-Tim?

Clock-nav?

Sounds like timation - but I thought that was another forerunner like Transit rather than a former name for navstar

Edited by keehotee

Rutson and Don K deserve a semi-ding each.

The innovator of what we now call GPS was Roger Easton, who, like John Harrison a couple of centuries earlier, had the insight to realise that the fundamental secret to real-time 3-D navigation is time.

Also like Harrison, he was a better engineer than he was a marketing wonk, so his vowel concatenation of TIMenavigATION into Timation was somewhat clumsy. Like Harrison, however, he knew that to implement his idea he would have to go to the deepest pockets to find funding. In 1964 the USAF had a much greater budget for that sort of thing than the USN, so that's where he went for the R&D budget. To this day the USAF is the 'owner' agency of NavStar/GPS.

Timation was devised quite independently of the Doppler-based Transit system and was also separate from the USN follow-through of Transit which lacked the third dimension. The Navy really didn't care about or need 3-D fixes as even their submarines knew their height above or below sea level. Their putative version of Easton's Timation was cruddy and inherently limited, not merely by its budget.

Easton's Timation really was the mathematical model and prototype of what we, perhaps wrongly, call GPS.

Rutson's answer was first, but slightly off the bull's-eye, so he deserves a hemi-demi-semi-ding.

Don K's answer was timatiously second, but was spatially slightly closer to the cache, so his is a demi-hemi-semi-ding.

In the spirit of Christmas Present, not past, I leave it to either to be the first to claim to the full ding and to set the next Q.

Cheers, and Happy Crimbo to all,

The Forester

Edited by The Forester

Anything to do with energy loss in homes?

Someone is getting warm at last!

Is it insulation regulations?

A DING for Nediam

Public Service Announcement

0.35 is the figure in W/m2K that is the minimum standard of thermal insulation for a wall in a new building.

If you are adding an extension it is 0.30W/m2K

This figure is basically a rule of thumb. Building Regulation Approval requires Minimum Energy Performance calculations, (known as a Thermal Model) measured in the form of target CO2 emission rates along with pressure testing of the building (for air leakage). These figures form only a small part of the calculations now required. This will keep Environmental Services Engineers in employment for eons.

Floor and roofs are generally 0.25W/m2K with windows at 2.2W/m2K

The other figures quoted in the question are for uninsulated cavity wall construction (1.55) and solid brickwall construction (2.09, i.e. a Victorian terrace house)

I am currently specifying Argon filled double glazed units that are 1.1W/m2K which compared to the two previous, you really could have had a glass house and used less fuel.

The problem with all this insulation, and especially for large buildings, although it does apply to houses, is in keeping them cool!

The heat transfer coefficient (U- value) is the amount of heat in watts per unit of time, which is transferred through 1 sq.m of wall surface per degree Kelvin difference between internal and external temperature.

(("The problem with all this insulation, and especially for large buildings, although it does apply to houses, is in keeping them cool! ))

Reading through noticed this ....... Pilkington "k" glass will actually help keep rooms cool in summer . apparently an unexpected side effect of the coating to help retain heat for double glazed windows

I know , I know .......I`m miles behind here

Edited by Archangel_UK

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bump?

Bump.

Happy New Year

So who's go is it?

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Bump.

Happy New Year

So who's go is it?

OK, I'll jump in as I'm back online now.

At the Munich Olympics, what music was playing whem the Great Britain team entered the stadium during the opening ceremony?

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Bump.

Happy New Year

So who's go is it?

OK, I'll jump in as I'm back online now.

At the Munich Olympics, what music was playing whem the Great Britain team entered the stadium during the opening ceremony?

I'll have a guess at the German national anthem.

Laurel and Hardys "theme music".

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I'll have a guess at the German national anthem.

No

Laurel and Hardys "theme music".

No

Getting closer, but still no.

Getting closer, but still no.

The Great Escape ?

Getting closer, but still no.

The Great Escape ?

As before, right idea but wrong solution.

Dambuster March?

Dambuster March?

Ding to Ian

Dambuster March?

Ding to Ian

Sounds more than a little far fetched to me. Can you say where you got the information from. A Google search shows nothing.

a.

I was joking...

Royal Air Force March

(It was in the good old days when the RAF budget could afford shoes 'n brass bands 'n stuff)

I was joking...

Dambuster March?

Ding to Ian

Sounds more than a little far fetched to me. Can you say where you got the information from. A Google search shows nothing.

a.

I did try googling etc. to confirm it, but I remember watching the opening ceremony and almost choking when I realised what I was seeing and hearing. Unfortunately that particular olympics is better rememberd for other reasons.

The Jansky is a unit of what?

The Jansky is a unit of what?

I've heard of the unit but can't quite remember what it is but I'll guess at...

VACUUM HARDNESS ?

I did try googling etc. to confirm it, but I remember watching the opening ceremony and almost choking when I realised what I was seeing and hearing

Whatever you heard couldn't possibly have been Eric Coates' theme music from that film. The dates just don't match.

The Berlin Olympics were in 1938. Right?

The bombing raid was in 1943. Right?

The film was made in 1954/55. Right?

Unless the third Reich had developed time travel as a secret weapon, it is quite impossible for the film score to have been played in 1938.

Methinks the reason for the erroneous answer lies in the fact that the score borrows a few bars from the Royal Air Force March Past.

It was the Royal Air Force March that you heard, not the Dambusters themetune.

As any other officer who wore her majesty's flying club's uniform and had to march to it on Cranwell's parade ground will also confirm, the RAF's own tune is what the Germans played in 1938.

Here's what it sounds like:

http://www.torontoaircrew.com/Pilot_Class/MarchPast.mp3

The question was the Munich Olympics(1972), not the Berlin ones(1938)...

Whoops!

Shoulda RTFQ!!

The Jansky is a unit of what?

Since this is the geocaching website i'll guess its how strong the satalite signal is? Or is that just called Reception!

edited for poor speeling

Edited by The Maggot Drowner

I think the maggot drowner is onto something.

I remember a few years ago when Seti_at_home was being touted, I looked into how the Arecibo radiotelescope steers its gondola. I remember Jansky units being mentioned in the text of the technowibble, and I got the impression that they're the deepspace radio astronomy equivalent of the Bel unit which we use in hydrospace acoustics. Nothing to do with satellites, unless you count us as a satellite, but I think the flybaby aquarist is pretty close.

I think the maggot drowner is onto something.

I remember a few years ago when Seti_at_home was being touted, I looked into how the Arecibo radiotelescope steers its gondola. I remember Jansky units being mentioned in the text of the technowibble, and I got the impression that they're the deepspace radio astronomy equivalent of the Bel unit which we use in hydrospace acoustics. Nothing to do with satellites, unless you count us as a satellite, but I think the flybaby aquarist is pretty close.

Jansky is a unit of luminous flux used by radio astronomers in measuring electromagnetic radiation from space.

Janksy was the outrageous bully at our school who finally got his comeuppance in the fifth year when he tried to throw the lawn mower blades at the carpentry teacher and horribly cut his hand ... off the premises never to be seen again!

Forrester was pretty close, going to give the DING to Tooey :-)

Jansky is a unit of luminous flux used by radio astronomers in measuring electromagnetic radiation from space.

Or "Jansky is a unit of luminous flux used by radio astronomers in measuring electromagnetic radiation from space. Symbol, Jy (no period). Jansky is also the plural; apparently no one writes "janskies." One jansky is 10−26 watt per square meter per hertz." to use the full cut-and-paste quote from t'internet (thank you Google)

Who was Prisoner Number 34 ?

Dave Matthews ??

Al Capone

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