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jorgemotalmeida
Posted on 13-08-2009 22:32
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(Roger, don't be angry... but it is incorrect to say degree centigrade. This is used for angle units (don't worry, you are not alone - there are many people that use this when they express temperatures but it is not correct.) For temperature units, we have ºC - Celsius degrees, ºF - Fahrenheit degrees, for absolute temperature the SI unit is K - kelvin... and there are much more. Wink I like to use the correct nomenclature and when I see anyone using the wrong ones I try politely to fix it. Yes, I'm a little pedantic. Grin lol)

Concerning the temperatures... you must know that, for example, one type of the plastic - the famous PVC - the crap name "Polyvinylchloride" has a melting point around 80 ºC... Wink The plastic man has a very special type of plastic that even he can approach the cromosphere of the SUN without melting. Grin LOL

ah... and my keyboard is fine. Grin

Well... I wait for more portrait photos!!! Grin





Post Scriptum: If you have some curiosity on this subject, you can see here the resolution by The International Bureau of Weights and Measures (Bureau international des poids et mesures in French) which is an international standards organization, one of three such organizations established to maintain the International System of Units (SI).
They shared a pdf file here: http://www.bipm.o...e_8_en.pdf where in page 53 we can read:
"the Adoption of “degree Celsius” [CIPM, 1948 (PV, 21, 88) and 9th CGPM, 1948 (CR, 64)] From three names (“degree centigrade”, “centesimal degree”, “degree Celsius”) proposed to denote the degree of temperature, the CIPM has chosen “degree Celsius” (PV, 21, 88).
This name is also adopted by the 9th CGPM (CR, 64)."
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Roger Thomason
Posted on 13-08-2009 22:58
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jorgemotalmeida wrote:
(Roger, don't be angry... but it is incorrect to say degree centigrade. This is used for angle units (don't worry, you are not alone - there are many people that use this when they express temperatures but it is not correct.) For temperature units, we have ºC - Celsius degrees, ºF - Fahrenheit degrees, for absolute temperature the SI unit is K - kelvin... and there are much more. Wink I like to use the correct nomenclature and when I see anyone using the wrong ones I try politely to fix it. Yes, I'm a little pedantic. Grin lol)
Hi Jorge
Just got back from Aberdeen...been over-eating and having far too much wine and I'm a bit knackered....couldn't be arsed to dig out the symbol for degrees, and still can't. I'm as pedantic as you are, but for this one..life is too short.


Concerning the temperatures... you must know that, for example, one type of the plastic - the famous PVC - the crap name "Polyvinylchloride" has a melting point around 80 ºC... Wink The plastic man has a very special type of plastic that even he can approach the cromosphere of the SUN without melting. Grin LOL

Be too cold for you up here then.
ah... and my keyboard is fine. Grin

Give us a tune then

Well... I wait for more portrait photos!!! Grin


Not today from me ...I look even more like Sh*t today...and feel worse Frown
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Roger Thomason
Posted on 13-08-2009 23:01
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Told you I felt like Sh*t....Can't even make a proper posting....read between your lines...It's in there somewhere...I'm going to bed.

Rog....er
 
jorgemotalmeida
Posted on 13-08-2009 23:06
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Relax. Smile Come to Portugal!!! Enjoy our food, our climate - the 40 ºC Grin, our beer, our Porto wine.. you will love it!
 
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Roger Thomason
Posted on 13-08-2009 23:13
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Haven't been there since I got very drunk on a school trip in the 1960's....somewhere in Lisbon..age 14 I think...Frown.
 
Roger Thomason
Posted on 13-08-2009 23:59
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Hi Jorge
Just read the PS to your Post #301 and have decided to carry a gun with me at all times...just in case I should ever have the misfortune to be stuck in a lift with you....Frown...Relax though, as should that ever come to pass....I will shoot myself..Grin..should I fail to kill myself, please finish me off...

Yours Armed and Ready
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jorgemotalmeida
Posted on 14-08-2009 00:17
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Grin
You can relax. I will have pleasure to kill you without any pain. I know a way (really I know many)... better not to say which... Smile

Now, rest well. Wink
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Posted on 14-08-2009 16:31
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I was visiting Kahis today and he very kindly helped me again with the determination. This time with some Therevidae. And with a wide smile in my face I took a ride back home with several nice new Tephritidae for my collection Grin So here he is at work.

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jorgemotalmeida
Posted on 14-08-2009 16:40
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you really lose some weight, Kahis.

Well, I'm curious about your loupe... Russian brand?
 
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Posted on 14-08-2009 16:41
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Nice pic, Jari Grin
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Posted on 14-08-2009 16:43
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jorgemotalmeida wrote:Well, I'm curious about your loupe... Russian brand?


Chinese. The brand label is mostly in chinese, the model name is XTZ-D.
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Posted on 16-08-2009 02:17
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thanks Kahis! Smile
 
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Posted on 16-08-2009 02:34
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Muscaranensis s.i. (species inquirenda) very rare and crazy... LOL

For the curious, the book is "EVOLUTION OF THE INSECTS". It is always a pleasure to see at my side my lover Cephalodromia nitens. Smile At your left you can see the antennae of a new tachinid I saw today. And at the right, of course, you can see a sheet that contains electromagnetism formulas (about 100) which I'm very fond. Yes, all of this proves that I'm crazy. Grin

Well, now it is your turn to show yourselves. Wink




This photo was taken in 2009.VIII.16 at 1 h 30 min 30 s 30 ms 30 fs (UTC hour +1) lol
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thanks Kahis for the answer! Wink
 
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Roger Thomason
Posted on 16-08-2009 09:24
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Jeez...Kahis, where has the rest of you gone????
Should be able to out-run a Moose now.

That Ossie Ardiles has let himself go....Appears to be interested in Flies and Electromagnetism Formulas...been heading the football too much....
 
jorgemotalmeida
Posted on 16-08-2009 10:00
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Smile no... been heading the calculus too much Grin eheh
 
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Paul Beuk
Posted on 17-08-2009 07:50
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Roger Thomason wrote:
Jeez...Kahis, where has the rest of you gone????
Amazing, eh, what a little photoshopping can do? Grin
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Roger Thomason
Posted on 17-08-2009 08:15
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Paul Beuk wrote:
Roger Thomason wrote:
Jeez...Kahis, where has the rest of you gone????
Amazing, eh, what a little photoshopping can do? Grin


A LOT of Photoshopping....Don't think my Erase Tool could cope. Did he have his hat surgically removed. Or maybe careful use of the Clone Tool.
That must have been a delicate operation.
 
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Posted on 06-09-2009 13:55
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A few shots of me in Dorset when I went to see my family recently and do some entomology:

First two are me in Hook photographing an Arctophila superbiens and desperately trying to find *any* tachinids at all:
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and a photo of my dad watching-on as I box a fly to show him Smile
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Manager of the UK Species Inventory in the Angela Marmont Centre for UK Biodiversity at the Natural History Museum, London.
 
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Stephane Lebrun
Posted on 07-09-2009 21:44
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Another of me searching for Villeneuvia on the beach...
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