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Series K - Keeps

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djgordy
1033584.  Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:44 pm Reply with quote

I've just seen this preview.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGHGQFQmFoE

May I just say that this is absolute......bollocks. I use the word advisedly.

The Register of Artists Models does not look after model's interests. It is just a website on which some models put their CV and some employers advertise on it. I don't belong to it nor do any of the models I know as most of the jobs offered are in the London/Home Counties area. It isn't any kind of trade association as seems to be implied. I think someone on Q.I. has been conned into giving some free publicity to something that is no more than a privately run website with no offical standing and is really the equivalent of Gumtree.

Although some classes do start off with some short poses leading up to longer poses this is not by any means always the case. Every class has its own way of working.

RAM don't suspend any member who has an erection. I mean, how do they know? They might suspend anyone who is reported to have had an erection but that is not the same thing. It does happen from time to time but I've only heard of one person not being invited back over it. Most people are grown up about these things and accept it as a natural process which is beyond the model's control.

Yes, one person has sued for discrimination and lost but others have sued and won. There was a case not all that long ago of someone who sued a college for age discrimination and won.

I don't suppose it occured to any of the elves to check their details with someone who knows about these things.


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CharliesDragon
1033619.  Thu Nov 07, 2013 3:31 am Reply with quote

Do the QI elves respond similary to Dobby when doing something wrong? I mean, a video of them hitting themselves in the face with irons would be slightly entertaining... But if they're not into self-punishment, I'll live without.

And since we learned of the half-life of facts: a fact being dead even before the episode airs is funny to me. Of course it seems to be due more to shoddy researching, but still.

 
Zebra57
1033621.  Thu Nov 07, 2013 3:35 am Reply with quote

The half-life of facts is a potential get out clause for inaccurate or sloppy research.

 
Janet H
1034312.  Sat Nov 09, 2013 9:36 am Reply with quote

What's happenend to the XL on sunday - still scheduled at 30mins running time?

 
wolfpurplemoon
1034513.  Mon Nov 11, 2013 5:45 am Reply with quote

And it's on the iPlayer as a 30 min repeat of Friday's episode. Is the BBC messing up the airing of QI XL yet again?!

 
djgordy
1034514.  Mon Nov 11, 2013 5:52 am Reply with quote

I had to watch "Was it Something I Said?" instead. The trauma may never leave me.

 
CharliesDragon
1034539.  Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:23 am Reply with quote

I am angry! A kilobyte is 1024, and that's just how things are! You can't just go ahead and change that!

 
chrisboote
1034556.  Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:09 am Reply with quote

CharliesDragon wrote:
I am angry! A kilobyte is 1024, and that's just how things are! You can't just go ahead and change that!


Hear hear!
I nearly threw my ZX80 at the screen in frustration

 
suze
1034609.  Mon Nov 11, 2013 12:02 pm Reply with quote

CharliesDragon wrote:
I am angry! A kilobyte is 1024, and that's just how things are! You can't just go ahead and change that!


You clearly can, because the International Electrotechnical Commission did in 1998 and even the USA has accepted the switch to a decimal kilobyte. Microsoft hasn't, and when Windows tells you how much free space you have on your drive it's counting in gibibytes (i.e. 2^30 bytes), but the other leading players have.

Incidentally, there is a third definition of the term megabyte. By now, a megabyte is one million bytes, and the unit of 2^20 bytes is properly a mebibyte. But who remembers the old skool 1.44 MB floppy?

The capacity of that disk was in fact 1,474,560 bytes. This is not 1.44 megabytes (1,440,000 bytes) nor yet 1.44 mebibytes (1,509,949 bytes). In fact, it's 1.44 thousand kibibytes. I'm sure Sony had a reason back in 1982 ...

 
violetriga
1034647.  Mon Nov 11, 2013 3:38 pm Reply with quote

suze wrote:
CharliesDragon wrote:
I am angry! A kilobyte is 1024, and that's just how things are! You can't just go ahead and change that!


You clearly can, because the International Electrotechnical Commission did in 1998 and even the USA has accepted the switch to a decimal kilobyte. Microsoft hasn't, and when Windows tells you how much free space you have on your drive it's counting in gibibytes (i.e. 2^30 bytes), but the other leading players have.

Incidentally, there is a third definition of the term megabyte. By now, a megabyte is one million bytes, and the unit of 2^20 bytes is properly a mebibyte. But who remembers the old skool 1.44 MB floppy?

The capacity of that disk was in fact 1,474,560 bytes. This is not 1.44 megabytes (1,440,000 bytes) nor yet 1.44 mebibytes (1,509,949 bytes). In fact, it's 1.44 thousand kibibytes. I'm sure Sony had a reason back in 1982 ...


Hard drive manufacturers often use these terms interchangeably, further confusing things. "Kibibyte" might sound silly but not as silly as using "Kilo" for 1024 rather than 1000.

 
CharliesDragon
1034654.  Mon Nov 11, 2013 4:31 pm Reply with quote

suze wrote:
CharliesDragon wrote:
I am angry! A kilobyte is 1024, and that's just how things are! You can't just go ahead and change that!


You clearly can, because the International Electrotechnical Commission did in 1998.



 
Ian Dunn
1034985.  Wed Nov 13, 2013 3:56 am Reply with quote

Janet H wrote:
What's happenend to the XL on sunday - still scheduled at 30mins running time?


wolfpurplemoon wrote:
And it's on the iPlayer as a 30 min repeat of Friday's episode. Is the BBC messing up the airing of QI XL yet again?!


The XL edition of "Keeps" is on 23rd November on BBC Two at 20.25.

 
chrisboote
1034990.  Wed Nov 13, 2013 5:29 am Reply with quote

Right after the Doctor Who 50th?

 
Ian Dunn
1035061.  Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:26 am Reply with quote

chrisboote wrote:
Right after the Doctor Who 50th?


No - they're on at the same time. "The Day of the Doctor" is on BBC One between 19.50 and 21.05.

 
djgordy
1035105.  Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:52 am Reply with quote

Now, that's what I call great scheduling.

 

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