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  • Shirley BassoShirley Basso Posts: 3,132
    Also mix primary colours of light and you get white.

    Do it with paint and you get brown.
  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 15,279
    Also mix primary colours of light and you get white.

    Do it with paint and you get brown.

    This has now been explained twice ;)
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  • Shirley BassoShirley Basso Posts: 3,132
    rjsterry wrote:
    Also mix primary colours of light and you get white.

    Do it with paint and you get brown.

    This has now been explained twice ;)

    Did you know that when you mix....
  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 15,279
    rjsterry wrote:
    Also mix primary colours of light and you get white.

    Do it with paint and you get brown.

    This has now been explained twice ;)

    Did you know that when you mix....

    Why, I oughtta... :)
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  • morstarmorstar Posts: 2,240
    Why mixing primary colours makes white light and mixing paints makes brown.
    Always wondered about that.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 37,200
    Apparently, if you mix primary colours it makes white light and mixing paints makes brown.
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  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 15,279
    Why we seem to be stuck in a three to four year time loop.
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 37,200
    rjsterry wrote:
    Why we seem to be stuck in a three to four year time loop.
    'We'. Ha ha. My time loop is about 30 seconds.
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda
    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year."
  • awaveyawavey Posts: 2,148
    puddles & streams of water on the road full of foam that look like the roads had just been shampooed...they hadn't obviously, but what causes that?

    Is there really that much rubbish caked on the roads ?
  • FocusZingFocusZing Posts: 4,416
    alex-honnold-freerider-free-solo.ngsversion.1496602819017.adapt_.1900.1.jpg?w=780

    Alex Honnold the solo free climber. The guts and how someone gets to the point they have the confidence in their ability to do that.
  • ben@31[email protected] Posts: 2,459
    FocusZing wrote:
    alex-honnold-freerider-free-solo.ngsversion.1496602819017.adapt_.1900.1.jpg?w=780

    Alex Honnold the solo free climber. The guts and how someone gets to the point they have the confidence in their ability to do that.

    I used to do a bit of climbing in my youth. I only lead climbed using trad gear on what I knew was within in my comfort zone and routes that I knew I could do without much risk of falling. I'd leave the risk for bolted routes.

    I imagine what this guy is solo climbing a grade that he knows is well within his ability
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  • mrfpbmrfpb Posts: 3,926
    FocusZing wrote:
    alex-honnold-freerider-free-solo.ngsversion.1496602819017.adapt_.1900.1.jpg?w=780

    Alex Honnold the solo free climber. The guts and how someone gets to the point they have the confidence in their ability to do that.

    I used to do a bit of climbing in my youth. I only lead climbed using trad gear on what I knew was within in my comfort zone and routes that I knew I could do without much risk of falling. I'd leave the risk for bolted routes.

    I imagine what this guy is solo climbing a grade that he knows is well within his ability

    Which misses the point. The fact that this photo might represent someone's "comfort zone" is what FocusZing is referring to.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 37,200
    awavey wrote:
    puddles & streams of water on the road full of foam that look like the roads had just been shampooed...they hadn't obviously, but what causes that?

    Is there really that much rubbish caked on the roads ?

    There's this:

    https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/top ... 3&t=279195
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda
    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year."
  • Wayne PlungerWayne Plunger Posts: 462
    How the "man with no arms" manages to spend all that money.
  • FocusZingFocusZing Posts: 4,416
    FocusZing wrote:
    alex-honnold-freerider-free-solo.ngsversion.1496602819017.adapt_.1900.1.jpg?w=780

    Alex Honnold the solo free climber. The guts and how someone gets to the point they have the confidence in their ability to do that.

    I used to do a bit of climbing in my youth. I only lead climbed using trad gear on what I knew was within in my comfort zone and routes that I knew I could do without much risk of falling. I'd leave the risk for bolted routes.

    I imagine what this guy is solo climbing a grade that he knows is well within his ability

    Yeah, watching the film documentary he repeat climbs difficult sections and has the route locked down. I still find it incredible and is something with all the training a prep in the world I couldn't get my head around.
  • FocusZingFocusZing Posts: 4,416
    mrfpb wrote:
    FocusZing wrote:
    alex-honnold-freerider-free-solo.ngsversion.1496602819017.adapt_.1900.1.jpg?w=780

    Alex Honnold the solo free climber. The guts and how someone gets to the point they have the confidence in their ability to do that.

    I used to do a bit of climbing in my youth. I only lead climbed using trad gear on what I knew was within in my comfort zone and routes that I knew I could do without much risk of falling. I'd leave the risk for bolted routes.

    I imagine what this guy is solo climbing a grade that he knows is well within his ability

    Which misses the point. The fact that this photo might represent someone's "comfort zone" is what FocusZing is referring to.

    Yep, it would certainly be right out my comfort zone.
  • awaveyawavey Posts: 2,148
    pinno wrote:
    awavey wrote:
    puddles & streams of water on the road full of foam that look like the roads had just been shampooed...they hadn't obviously, but what causes that?

    Is there really that much rubbish caked on the roads ?

    There's this:

    https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/top ... 3&t=279195

    they seem to be blaming anything from detergent in fuel, to oils in the tarmac, which Im not disagreeing with necessarily as reasons, its just it was literally every metre of every road, every puddle or bit of water was foamy, it seemed really odd, and I didnt even think it had rained that much,just persistent drizzle for an hour or so
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 9,834
    awavey wrote:
    pinno wrote:
    awavey wrote:
    puddles & streams of water on the road full of foam that look like the roads had just been shampooed...they hadn't obviously, but what causes that?

    Is there really that much rubbish caked on the roads ?

    There's this:

    https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/top ... 3&t=279195

    they seem to be blaming anything from detergent in fuel, to oils in the tarmac, which Im not disagreeing with necessarily as reasons, its just it was literally every metre of every road, every puddle or bit of water was foamy, it seemed really odd, and I didnt even think it had rained that much,just persistent drizzle for an hour or so
    Did you happen to see four horsemen?
    Wouldn't surprise me the way things are going.... but that's OT and not trivial. :oops:
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  • Robert88Robert88 Posts: 2,722
    FocusZing wrote:
    alex-honnold-freerider-free-solo.ngsversion.1496602819017.adapt_.1900.1.jpg?w=780

    Alex Honnold the solo free climber. The guts and how someone gets to the point they have the confidence in their ability to do that.


    Photoshop job. The green bits in the lower part of the picture have been added to replace the wooden floor of the indoor climbing centre. The safety ropes have been carefully edited out.

    That sort of thing has become a lot easier since they faked the moon landings.
  • surfercyclistsurfercyclist Posts: 864
    Robert88 wrote:
    FocusZing wrote:
    alex-honnold-freerider-free-solo.ngsversion.1496602819017.adapt_.1900.1.jpg?w=780

    Alex Honnold the solo free climber. The guts and how someone gets to the point they have the confidence in their ability to do that.


    Photoshop job. The green bits in the lower part of the picture have been added to replace the wooden floor of the indoor climbing centre. The safety ropes have been carefully edited out.

    That sort of thing has become a lot easier since they faked the moon landings.

    Yes, he's actually lying down there. The photo has just been rotated through 90degrees.
  • capt_slogcapt_slog Posts: 3,120
    awavey wrote:
    pinno wrote:
    awavey wrote:
    puddles & streams of water on the road full of foam that look like the roads had just been shampooed...they hadn't obviously, but what causes that?

    Is there really that much rubbish caked on the roads ?

    There's this:

    https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/top ... 3&t=279195

    they seem to be blaming anything from detergent in fuel, to oils in the tarmac, which Im not disagreeing with necessarily as reasons, its just it was literally every metre of every road, every puddle or bit of water was foamy, it seemed really odd, and I didnt even think it had rained that much,just persistent drizzle for an hour or so

    The above implies built up areas and well used roads, but I've seen the same thing out on country roads and put it down to natural saponins in the roadside plants.
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  • FocusZingFocusZing Posts: 4,416
    Robert88 wrote:
    FocusZing wrote:
    alex-honnold-freerider-free-solo.ngsversion.1496602819017.adapt_.1900.1.jpg?w=780

    Alex Honnold the solo free climber. The guts and how someone gets to the point they have the confidence in their ability to do that.


    Photoshop job. The green bits in the lower part of the picture have been added to replace the wooden floor of the indoor climbing centre. The safety ropes have been carefully edited out.

    That sort of thing has become a lot easier since they faked the moon landings.

    Yes, he's actually lying down there. The photo has just been rotated through 90degrees.

    Well that's a fair point. Also there is no way anybody in their right mind would go without wearing a helmet just in case they slipped and things.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 37,200
    Robert88 wrote:
    FocusZing wrote:
    alex-honnold-freerider-free-solo.ngsversion.1496602819017.adapt_.1900.1.jpg?w=780

    Alex Honnold the solo free climber. The guts and how someone gets to the point they have the confidence in their ability to do that.


    Photoshop job. The green bits in the lower part of the picture have been added to replace the wooden floor of the indoor climbing centre. The safety ropes have been carefully edited out.

    That sort of thing has become a lot easier since they faked the moon landings.

    They have also tried to convince us that 9/11 wasn't an inside job.
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda
    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year."
  • haydenmhaydenm Posts: 2,739
    Lots of dead looking trees on that Honnold picture. Drought and spruce bark beetle I suspect
  • pinnopinno Posts: 37,200
    haydenm wrote:
    Lots of dead looking trees on that Honnold picture. Drought and spruce bark beetle I suspect

    Dawn Redwood, European Larch or Bald Cypress perhaps?
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda
    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year."
  • webboowebboo Posts: 2,050
    Robert88 wrote:
    FocusZing wrote:
    alex-honnold-freerider-free-solo.ngsversion.1496602819017.adapt_.1900.1.jpg?w=780

    Alex Honnold the solo free climber. The guts and how someone gets to the point they have the confidence in their ability to do that.


    Photoshop job. The green bits in the lower part of the picture have been added to replace the wooden floor of the indoor climbing centre. The safety ropes have been carefully edited out.

    That sort of thing has become a lot easier since they faked the moon landings.
    It would be a rather big indoor climbing centre given the floor is at least a thousand feet below him what ever the flooring is.
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 9,834
    I do believe that a WOOSH! is in order. :lol::lol::lol:
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
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  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 9,834
    People who think that because they saw it, it must be real*.
    Conversely, those who cannot accept that something exists because they can’t see it.

    *My sister in law is a prime example. She believes everything on the internet is true. :shock:
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • awaveyawavey Posts: 2,148
    Capt Slog wrote:
    awavey wrote:
    pinno wrote:
    awavey wrote:
    puddles & streams of water on the road full of foam that look like the roads had just been shampooed...they hadn't obviously, but what causes that?

    Is there really that much rubbish caked on the roads ?

    There's this:

    https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/top ... 3&t=279195

    they seem to be blaming anything from detergent in fuel, to oils in the tarmac, which Im not disagreeing with necessarily as reasons, its just it was literally every metre of every road, every puddle or bit of water was foamy, it seemed really odd, and I didnt even think it had rained that much,just persistent drizzle for an hour or so

    The above implies built up areas and well used roads, but I've seen the same thing out on country roads and put it down to natural saponins in the roadside plants.

    yes tbf it was very much in the wilds of East Anglia on countryside roads, at first I thought it might be some kind of run off from the fields be that herbicide or manure based, which did concern me a bit as the front wheel was busy chucking it all over my water bottle, but even passing through the villages and bits of habitation it was the same.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 36,373
    FocusZing wrote:
    alex-honnold-freerider-free-solo.ngsversion.1496602819017.adapt_.1900.1.jpg?w=780

    Alex Honnold the solo free climber. The guts and how someone gets to the point they have the confidence in their ability to do that.
    I watched the documentary on his free solo ascent of El Capitan. Massively impressive stuff.

    Given the level of skill and balls required it's hard to classify as trivial IMO, although I do find it intriguing how he got to that level given that we normally tend to learn from our mistakes...
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