Any Facts that Fit the Numbers

All the game threads. (It's only teenage wasteland.)

Re: Any Facts that Fit the Numbers

Postby Arneb » Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:03 pm

g-one, you forgot to count [-X

Asteroid 700 Auravictrix, a totally unremarkable Main-belt body of the Flora family

The fughetta on "Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her" BWV 701 is a beautiful treatment of one GErmany's all time Christmas hits.
Non sunt multiplicanda entia praeter necessitatem
User avatar
Arneb
Moderator
Moderator
German Medical Dude
God of All Things IT
 
Posts: 20243
Joined: Thu Nov 23, 2006 8:22 pm
Location: Potsdam, Germany

Re: Any Facts that Fit the Numbers

Postby g-one » Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:29 am

Arneb wrote:g-one, you forgot to count [-X

Oops, I'll have to go twice for penance.

701 - the number of posts in this thread when Arneb dealt '700' - because of my screwup. :mrgreen:
And to set the world right again, 702 km is the distance record for a LoRaWAN packet.
striving to recognize the penultimate straw
User avatar
g-one
Illuminatus
Illuminatus
 
Posts: 1188
Joined: Tue Jul 12, 2016 6:18 am
Location: Melonville, Canada

Re: Any Facts that Fit the Numbers

Postby Lianachan » Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:27 pm

U-703 has been missing since the 16th of December, 1944. It left Narvik in Norway, heading for a spot off the east coast of Greenland to launch a weather buoy, but was never heard from again.
A-nis bidh fios aig daoine nuair a tha mi a 'mionnachadh aig dhaibh.
User avatar
Lianachan
Enlightened One
Enlightened One
Tits and Nazis though.... Worth investigating
 
Posts: 6390
Joined: Fri Mar 05, 2010 5:12 pm
Location: A' Ghàidhealtachd, Alba

Re: Any Facts that Fit the Numbers

Postby Arneb » Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:49 am

Here's a subject worthy of the Grauniad: A study found that the Asterix comics up till 2011 depicted a whopping 704 victims of brain trauma as if it were funny!. This is a scandal. I mean how COULD they. Our youth will go through life thnking throwing someone through the air squashing them with a menhir is just no big deal right?, Ah, the times!!!
Non sunt multiplicanda entia praeter necessitatem
User avatar
Arneb
Moderator
Moderator
German Medical Dude
God of All Things IT
 
Posts: 20243
Joined: Thu Nov 23, 2006 8:22 pm
Location: Potsdam, Germany

Re: Any Facts that Fit the Numbers

Postby Heid the Ba » Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:26 am

Lianachan wrote:U-703 has been missing since the 16th of December, 1944. It left Narvik in Norway, heading for a spot off the east coast of Greenland to launch a weather buoy, but was never heard from again.

I think we can assume the weather was quite bad then?

AD 705, not a Balkan war this time but a Byzantine Civil War* with Justinian II using Bulgar troops to seize the throne.

*note the use of an indefinite article. Opinions differ as to how many civil wars they had.
Get it up ye.
User avatar
Heid the Ba
Enlightened One
Enlightened One
Tree hugging, veggie, sandal wearing, pinko Euroweasel
Mr. Sexy Ass
 
Posts: 37119
Joined: Wed Aug 02, 2006 12:20 pm
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland

Re: Any Facts that Fit the Numbers

Postby Lianachan » Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:51 am

The Annals of Ulster have this to say about the year 706:

Do-Chonna of Daire, and Oiséne son of Gallust, abbot of Cluain Moccu Nóis, rest.

Bruide son of Derile dies.

Conchobor son of Mael Dúin, king of Cenél Cairpri, was killed.

Cellan son of Sechnusach, the learned, died.
A-nis bidh fios aig daoine nuair a tha mi a 'mionnachadh aig dhaibh.
User avatar
Lianachan
Enlightened One
Enlightened One
Tits and Nazis though.... Worth investigating
 
Posts: 6390
Joined: Fri Mar 05, 2010 5:12 pm
Location: A' Ghàidhealtachd, Alba

Re: Any Facts that Fit the Numbers

Postby Arneb » Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:36 pm

And of course,

Image
Non sunt multiplicanda entia praeter necessitatem
User avatar
Arneb
Moderator
Moderator
German Medical Dude
God of All Things IT
 
Posts: 20243
Joined: Thu Nov 23, 2006 8:22 pm
Location: Potsdam, Germany

Re: Any Facts that Fit the Numbers

Postby Lianachan » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:32 am

:=D:

In 708 CE the murrain of cows raged again.
A-nis bidh fios aig daoine nuair a tha mi a 'mionnachadh aig dhaibh.
User avatar
Lianachan
Enlightened One
Enlightened One
Tits and Nazis though.... Worth investigating
 
Posts: 6390
Joined: Fri Mar 05, 2010 5:12 pm
Location: A' Ghàidhealtachd, Alba

Re: Any Facts that Fit the Numbers

Postby Arneb » Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:36 am

Yes, one could be led to believe flying could actually be elegant and classy fun when looking at these images. Of course, any economist can berate you how ridiculous 4 engines are on a "small" plane like this.

The year 709 saw the fall of Ceuta to Musa ibn Nusayr, who now controlled the entire Maghreb and prepared the attack on Europe. See you at Tours and Poitiers.
Non sunt multiplicanda entia praeter necessitatem
User avatar
Arneb
Moderator
Moderator
German Medical Dude
God of All Things IT
 
Posts: 20243
Joined: Thu Nov 23, 2006 8:22 pm
Location: Potsdam, Germany

Re: Any Facts that Fit the Numbers

Postby Arneb » Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:56 am

There'll be some exciting nake-eye astronomy to see in 1.281 million years when Gliese 710, an orange .6 Solar mass K star, passes the Sun at a minimum distance of about 13,000 AU, or .221 light years. It will shine as brightly as Mars at opposiion, and it will move in front of the stellar background fast enough so that its motion can be perceived during a human lifetime. Since it will likely stir up the Oort cloud, naked-eye comets will be frequent and gorgeous.

For the same reason, there might be the threat of a major impact event. I hope we'll have our act together by then.
Non sunt multiplicanda entia praeter necessitatem
User avatar
Arneb
Moderator
Moderator
German Medical Dude
God of All Things IT
 
Posts: 20243
Joined: Thu Nov 23, 2006 8:22 pm
Location: Potsdam, Germany

Re: Any Facts that Fit the Numbers

Postby Lianachan » Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:40 pm

Nechtan mac Der-Ilei was King of the Picts in 711.
A-nis bidh fios aig daoine nuair a tha mi a 'mionnachadh aig dhaibh.
User avatar
Lianachan
Enlightened One
Enlightened One
Tits and Nazis though.... Worth investigating
 
Posts: 6390
Joined: Fri Mar 05, 2010 5:12 pm
Location: A' Ghàidhealtachd, Alba

Re: Any Facts that Fit the Numbers

Postby Arneb » Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:08 pm

I see your Pict and raise you two Langobards: In 712, the Lombards even get two new kings: Ansprant, who seizes power back from the regent (Cunnicpert) who had forced him into exile, only to die a short time afterward. His son Liutprant succeeds him.
Non sunt multiplicanda entia praeter necessitatem
User avatar
Arneb
Moderator
Moderator
German Medical Dude
God of All Things IT
 
Posts: 20243
Joined: Thu Nov 23, 2006 8:22 pm
Location: Potsdam, Germany

Previous

Return to Baba O'Riley

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests

cron