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Re: Forum game: Cool facts

PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:32 pm
by smr
I'm personally ok that this wasn't adopted. The rumble pack isn't designed for that and you'd just wear out the connectors. The fact that I can make such a practically minded argument about it suggests to me that it wouldn't be that much fun.

Re: Forum game: Cool facts

PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:22 am
by Iakobus1
smr wrote:The fact that I can make such a practically minded argument about it suggests to me that it wouldn't be that much fun.


This

Re: Forum game: Cool facts

PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:34 am
by Starky
It would have been pretty challenging. Yeah, it would have worn out quickly, but the game would be a little bit harder if you had to go through a motion like reloading rather than just stabbing B whenever you stop firing for second.

Goldeneye though. Incredible.

Re: Forum game: Cool facts

PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 1:33 am
by Starky
The Queen is descended from the Prophet Muhammad.

(jury's probably out on that one)

Re: Forum game: Cool facts

PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 2:46 pm
by smr
Bank Charter Act 1844 — c32, 7&8 Vict. (!)
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/184 ... 032_en.pdf

Bank Notes (Scotland) Act 1845 — c38, 7&8 Vict.
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/184 ... 038_en.pdf

These two acts are the statutes that mean we have three (and only three) private issuing banks in Scotland — Royal Bank of Scotland, Bank of Scotland and Clydesdale Bank. It's also the legislation that means that all of their banknotes must be backed by Bank of England currency. That's why, if one of those banks wants to print bank notes that exceed their reserves in 1845, they have to back it with literal banknotes from the Bank of England — which today is done with A4 and A5 sized £1,000,000 and £100,000,000 notes.

They were repealed in 2009 by the Banking Act 2009 which added additional obligations on Scottish and Northern Irish issuing banks to hold assets to back their bank notes.
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/200 ... 001_en.pdf

Re: Forum game: Cool facts

PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:39 am
by Starky
Ban Ki-Moon is one of the pictures shown at the top right of the Wikipedia article on men.

Re: Forum game: Cool facts

PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 2:43 pm
by Starky
The Scotsman newspaper is 200 years old today.