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Max The Magnificent
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Re: Congratulations
Max The Magnificent   6/20/2014 10:25:11 AM
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@Garcia: So, if I were the new king, I would try to be as correct & transparent as possible...

I wish him luck -- I just hope his pain-in-the-rear sister doesn;t drag him down -- at least it sounds as though he has a decent wife.

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Re: Monty Python / coconuts
David Ashton   6/20/2014 5:22:09 AM
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Here if anyone wants a quick chuckle

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqtS9xyl0f4 

And if you want a slightly longer chuckle

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ey0wvGiAH9g

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Re: Congratulations
Garcia-Lasheras   6/20/2014 4:07:59 AM
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No, this is not a national holiday day. But they cleverly have arranged the ceremony to match with a local holiday day at Madrid.

They are trying to transmit "austerity"...  in the same way THEY are applying austerity to the people at Spain.

The old king abdication and the new one proclamation is motivated by so many things. Note that the new king grandpa didn't reign over Spain, as not so time ago Spain was under a dictatorial regime. And previously, we had a Republic.

So, if I were the new king, I would try to be as correct & transparent as possible... just in case, who knows.

But I'm digressing. It's a too long history and it deserves some beers in a quiet place ;-)

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Re: Analog is not dead it is evolving
mithrandir   6/20/2014 12:52:21 AM
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Not even Wolfram knows this one!

https://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=what+about+the+airspeed+velocity+of+an+unladen+African+Swallow

 

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Re: Analog is not dead it is evolving
steve.taranovich   6/19/2014 2:27:03 PM
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Gulp!

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Congratulations
Max The Magnificent   6/19/2014 1:39:09 PM
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@Garcia: Congratulations on your new king Felipe VI -- so, is it a national holiday in Spain today?

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Re: Analog is not dead it is evolving
Max The Magnificent   6/19/2014 1:36:31 PM
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@Garcia: ...the average cruising airspeed velocity of an unladen European Swallow is roughly 11 meters per second, or 24 miles an hour...

Even my mother knows that (LOL) -- but what about the average cruising airspeed velocity of an unladen African Swallow?

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Re: Analog is not dead it is evolving
Garcia-Lasheras   6/19/2014 1:19:19 PM
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Re the European Swallow stuff... it seems that there is people around the world that really cares about this question:

"Although a definitive answer would of course require further measurements, published species-wide averages of wing length and body mass, initial Strouhal estimates based on those averages and cross-species comparisons, the Lund wind tunnel study of birds flying at a range of speeds, and revised Strouhal numbers based on that study all lead me to estimate that the average cruising airspeed velocity of an unladen European Swallow is roughly 11 meters per second, or 24 miles an hour." 

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Re: Analog is not dead it is evolving
Garcia-Lasheras   6/19/2014 12:56:53 PM
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@Max: I'm offside right now ;-)

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Re: Analog is not dead it is evolving
Max The Magnificent   6/19/2014 12:52:41 PM
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@Garcia: A Monty Python classic!! This is one of the simpler and better comic gags I've ever seen, LOL

What is the correct response to the question "What is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?"?

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