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What Duck!!!!

Postby SANEAlex » Sun Apr 02, 2017 04:50 pm

Along the lines of a certain Dog botherers product recall

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/news/s ... uck-010417

Found via fellow Discworld fan @Vamp_Blackrose on twitter
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Re: What Duck!!!!

Postby Grace Speaker » Sun Jul 02, 2017 08:57 pm

Aaaaagggggghhhhh! They're everywhere!


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Re: What Duck!!!!

Postby Whos Wee Dug » Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:15 am

Grace Speaker wrote:Aaaaagggggghhhhh! They're everywhere!


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Re: What Duck!!!!

Postby Grace Speaker » Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:43 am

They're everywhere I tell you!!!

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Re: What Duck!!!!

Postby Grace Speaker » Thu Jul 06, 2017 09:02 pm

You gotta love those elves over at QI :thumbl: Look what they've just posted:

In the 1928 Olympics, Australian rower Henry Pearce, stopped during a race to let a family of ducks cross his path. He went on to win the gold medal.
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Re: What Duck!!!!

Postby Grace Speaker » Thu Nov 09, 2017 01:09 pm

I'll just leave this here, shall I?


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Re: What Duck!!!!

Postby Grace Speaker » Thu Feb 01, 2018 04:58 pm

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Re: What Duck!!!!

Postby Grace Speaker » Tue May 01, 2018 02:52 pm

Cambridge University porters have a new ceremony: The Annual Duck Walk :D

Involving the porters at Corpus Christi, St Catherine's and Queens, it proceeds thusly:
◾Open back gates
◾Shepherd ducks out of the college
◾Guide ducks across the lane
◾Phone Queens' College porters who will open their gates
◾Queens' porters then shepherd ducks down to the river

The Duck Walk Ritual

I love England for this sort of thing :D
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Re: What Duck!!!!

Postby annebn » Tue May 29, 2018 09:53 pm

I was at the carnival in Lund last week, which has a big parade of marching bands, decorated lorries and students making it's was though the streets, and thousands of visitors. A lone duck had gotten on to the road, was walking along in from of the whole parade, and had to be rescued by a policeman on a bicycle.

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-You can just see the duck behind the from wheel of the bike. Or possibly not.
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Re: What Duck!!!!

Postby Pat » Thu May 31, 2018 11:36 am

There's nothing living on the air con cooling pond (decommissioned, now just a pond) and the eight things they laid in their nothinghouse have hatched into cute little nothinglings.
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Re: What Duck!!!!

Postby Grace Speaker » Thu May 31, 2018 12:16 pm

Pat wrote:There's nothing living on the air con cooling pond (decommissioned, now just a pond) and the eight things they laid in their nothinghouse have hatched into cute little nothinglings.
:D any chance of a photo of nothing much at all? :wink:
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Re: What Duck!!!!

Postby Nonny Mouse » Fri Jun 01, 2018 04:41 am

Grace Speaker wrote:
Pat wrote:There's nothing living on the air con cooling pond (decommissioned, now just a pond) and the eight things they laid in their nothinghouse have hatched into cute little nothinglings.
:D any chance of a photo of nothing much at all? :wink:



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Re: What Duck!!!!

Postby Grace Speaker » Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:20 pm

The Twittering QI elves are currently claiming the following:

'Rubber duck debugging’ is a method of resolving code problems by describing your problems out loud to a rubber duck on your desk.


I wonder how many of them have found the duck started correcting their code . . . :lol:
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Re: What Duck!!!!

Postby Pat » Wed Sep 26, 2018 08:38 am

Grace Speaker wrote:The Twittering QI elves are currently claiming the following:
'Rubber duck debugging’ is a method of resolving code problems by describing your problems out loud to a rubber duck on your desk.

I'd not heard of it with a rubber duck, but I did once know an engineer whose office stationery cupboard contains a life-size cardboard standee of Ronald Reagan. Turns out old Ronnie was shit-hot at electronic engineering...
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Re: What Duck!!!!

Postby Darren » Wed Sep 26, 2018 09:16 am

I'm not going to comment about the foam rubber pig on my desk at work - my most frequent and trusted of collaborators... :twisted:
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