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3 hours ago, veejay said:

I'm with you on this. However, the development was foreseeable for a long time. The igniting spark, which has marked this series, is unfortunately more and more painfully missed by many of us.

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If the two main couples had more of an equal amount of stories there would be much less “shipping wars”. Unfortunately  that hasn’t occurred for 5-6 years.

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53 minutes ago, BigBang15 said:

Because in the US, we say it's April 5th (2019) not 5th of April in general (well we say that but only in certain conversations)

We say it either way if we're using the name of the month but if we're using numbers we say 'fifth of the fourth'. Also, we use the word 'the' in speech such as 'the fifth of  November' or 'October the thirty first' but we omit the 'the' when writing. On a letter we'd put 'Friday,3rd March, 2009' under the address and phone number of the sender.

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3 minutes ago, joyceraye said:

We say it either way if we're using the name of the month but if we're using numbers we say 'fifth of the fourth'. Also, we use the word 'the' in speech such as 'the fifth of  November' or 'October the thirty first' but we omit the 'the' when writing. On a letter we'd put 'Friday,3rd March, 2009' under the address and phone number of the sender.

This reminds me of a story I read where someone in the states was trying to open a deceased relative's old safe and couldn't do it even though they had been told the combination was the person's birthday. The ancestor was from Ireland so once they realized that they were putting the birthday in backwards, so to speak, it worked.

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8 hours ago, KripkeRules said:

 

Thank you very much, I haven't heard about anything, but I'm going to check this out, I love Melissa's acting very much, and I'm interested in seeing her on other shows.

BTW, LOVE her voice-over of Harley Quinn!!!

Yes, she's a cutie Love her

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7 hours ago, veejay said:

I'm with you on this. However, the development was foreseeable for a long time. The igniting spark, which has marked this series, is unfortunately more and more painfully missed by many of us.

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I see it as it's coming to an end so I'll take what I can get. The show brought many enjoyable memories but Jim Parsons was right to say he couldn't go on--the writers ran out of material. (It's obvious with all the complaints about the story lines) I'm going to miss these characters but more so the actors. So I'll just enjoy it--it's a comedy. And, let's just remember--in the end--Kaley will go home to her rescues and Carl, Jim to Todd and their pups, Kanual to his cute dog and sexy model wife, Johnny to his girlfriend, Mayim to her cats and boys, and so on...But, in your head these characters can go any where you want them to

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6 hours ago, joyceraye said:

I have to keep doing double-takes when I read dates for taping and transmission of TBBT and sometimes I still get it muddled. :) Why the fifth day of the fourth month has to be written as 04/05 bewilders me.

There is no consistency on this in the documentation I receive so I am often guessing or asking for clarification. My own preference is for year/month/day as that is consistent with the way we write numbers in general. Most significant on the left least significant on the right.

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1 minute ago, djsurrey said:

My own preference is for year/month/day as that is consistent with the way we write numbers in general. Most significant on the left least significant on the right.

It’s also the ISO standard, but the general public isn’t usually aware of that.  So, the mishmash of systems continues.  

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4 minutes ago, Tensor said:

It’s also the ISO standard, but the general public isn’t usually aware of that.  So, the mishmash of systems continues.  

Wasn't there some sort of snafu with calculations regarding the ISS and the use of month/day/year by the US vs. day/month/year by Europe???  #FuzzyMemory 

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7 minutes ago, hokie3457 said:

Wasn't there some sort of snafu with calculations regarding the ISS and the use of month/day/year by the US vs. day/month/year by Europe???  #FuzzyMemory 

That was the mars Climate Orbiter, and the problem was one piece of software did the calculations in imperial units, and the next module expected them in metric units.   As a result, the orbiter got too close to mars at orbit insertion, and either skipped off the atmosphere, or burned up. 

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4 minutes ago, Tensor said:

That was the mars Climate Orbiter, and the problem was one piece of software did the calculations in imperial units, and the next module expected them in metric units.   As a result, the orbiter got too close to mars at orbit insertion, and either skipped off the atmosphere, or burned up. 

Yikes!

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1 hour ago, Tensor said:

That was the mars Climate Orbiter, and the problem was one piece of software did the calculations in imperial units, and the next module expected them in metric units.   As a result, the orbiter got too close to mars at orbit insertion, and either skipped off the atmosphere, or burned up. 

That's what they want you to think. In reality, the Martians destroyed the Orbiter with an inverse proton beam. :)

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12 hours ago, margarete said:

😀😁  it is a bit more, but it ends in a couple of minutes of screentime.

99.99% people would accept that job for good!

I really should have said screen time. but I was in a hurry!

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12 hours ago, hokie3457 said:

Wasn't there some sort of snafu with calculations regarding the ISS and the use of month/day/year by the US vs. day/month/year by Europe???  #FuzzyMemory 

I can well believe that, since in Europe it varies too. They also drive on the same side of the road as the USA but in UK and Ireland they drive on the left. Scandinavia changed to the right some years ago IIRC. I heard the confusion with the building of the ISS came from mixing up metric and imperial measures but I don't entirely believe that one.

(Posted before I read the posts about the Orbiter which is a vehicle I'd never heard of )

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On 3/15/2019 at 3:58 PM, Tensor said:

That was the mars Climate Orbiter, and the problem was one piece of software did the calculations in imperial units, and the next module expected them in metric units.   As a result, the orbiter got too close to mars at orbit insertion, and either skipped off the atmosphere, or burned up. 

I must say I'm surprised. In all my student and working life in science and engineering in the UK, I never used Imperial units for anything. CGS (now replaced by MKS) was often referred to as scientific units.

On 3/15/2019 at 3:37 PM, djsurrey said:

There is no consistency on this in the documentation I receive so I am often guessing or asking for clarification. My own preference is for year/month/day as that is consistent with the way we write numbers in general. Most significant on the left least significant on the right.

At least the month should be in the middle.

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On 3/14/2019 at 8:06 PM, luminous said:

@rgbcn attended the taping last Tuesday. On her Instagram she posted a series of pictures from the taping, and on one picture she is with Regina King., Mrs. Davis from Caltech's Human Resources. 😉

And, of course, Oscar winner from If Beale Street Could Talk.

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5 minutes ago, JohnPhD said:

And, of course, Oscar winner from If Beale Street Could Talk.

Okay Dokay!

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15 hours ago, joyceraye said:

I can well believe that, since in Europe it varies too. They also drive on the same side of the road as the USA but in UK and Ireland they drive on the left. Scandinavia changed to the right some years ago IIRC. I heard the confusion with the building of the ISS came from mixing up metric and imperial measures but I don't entirely believe that one.

(Posted before I read the posts about the Orbiter which is a vehicle I'd never heard of )

In Sweden we changed to drive on the right side in 1967, so you're totally right it was some years ago. :icon_biggrin:

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1 hour ago, Swedish Chef said:

In Sweden we changed to drive on the right side in 1967, so you're totally right it was some years ago. :icon_biggrin:

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I'm betting that the first few days were fun and very interesting indeed!  :cool:

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6 minutes ago, chucky said:

I'm betting that the first few days were fun and very interesting indeed!  :cool:

I really don't know, because I was -6 years young  when this happened :icon_cheesygrin:

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1 minute ago, Swedish Chef said:

I really don't know, because I was -6 years young  when this happened :icon_cheesygrin:

Well, I was 12 at the time. That was the good ole days to me. 

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John Ross Bowie wrapped on this season on Speechless yesterday.  So maybe we'll get one more Kripke appearance on TBBT before it ends.

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On 3/14/2019 at 8:06 PM, luminous said:

@rgbcn attended the taping last Tuesday. On her Instagram she posted a series of pictures from the taping, and on one picture she is with Regina King., Mrs. Davis from Caltech's Human Resources. 😉

Thanks for the info. They're great pictures. The instagram also mentions she'd got some new fanfiction up.

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11 hours ago, joyceraye said:

Thanks for the info. They're great pictures. The instagram also mentions she'd got some new fanfiction up.

I can't wait to read it!

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14 hours ago, vonmar said:

John Ross Bowie wrapped on this season on Speechless yesterday.  So maybe we'll get one more Kripke appearance on TBBT before it ends.

I'd like that. He's funny.

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