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    New prime meridian after Brexit

    There is a rumor going around in the eu commission that post brexit the new prime meridian will be Paris. This was the case some years ago anyway.
    Nice one brexidiots.

    #2
    And we will all speak French too?

    Oh wait, the Germans will want it to be German.

    Of course, the French and Germans will end up speaking to each other in English.....

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      #3
      Originally posted by pscont View Post
      There is a rumor going around in the eu commission that post brexit the new prime meridian will be Paris. This was the case some years ago anyway.
      Nice one brexidiots.
      That's the "Gullible Moron Of The Year" Award sorted...
      His heart is in the right place - shame we can't say the same about his brain...

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        #4
        Originally posted by Mordac View Post
        That's the "Gullible Moron Of The Year" Award sorted...
        Well, he’s listening to “rumors”. If it were rumours, that might be different.
        I'm perfect, in a very specific and limited way.
        Hands... out infractions
        Face... the music
        Space... between the ears

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          #5
          Originally posted by pscont View Post
          There is a rumor going around in the eu commission that post brexit the new prime meridian will be Paris. This was the case some years ago anyway.
          Nice one brexidiots.
          Try talking out of your mouth and giving your arse a rest.
          Old Greg - In search of acceptance since Mar 2007. Hoping each leap will be his last.

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            #6
            Originally posted by pscont View Post
            There is a rumor going around in the eu commission that post brexit the new prime meridian will be Paris. This was the case some years ago anyway.
            Nice one brexidiots.
            Uhh, so you think the EU are about to move the Earth or something?

            The EU doesn't control the Prime Meridian, this is set by the International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service. It is embedded in GPS systems, mapping, aviation and shipping, and pretty much anything. The EU aren't proposing to move 0° 00′ 00.00″.

            (Did you know that there are three different Prime Meridians in Greenwich alone, one being the IERS above, but the Greenwich Meridian and the Ordnance Survey Meridian are in different places.

            The EU may choose to document everything in GMT+1 rather than GMT, but who cares? I doubt this is keeping anybody awake at night.
            Taking a break from contracting

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              #7
              Originally posted by WTFH View Post
              Well, he’s listening to “rumors”. If it were rumours, that might be different.
              Yes, it would be a Fleetwood Mac LP.

              Last edited by Mordac; 25 October 2018, 12:21.
              His heart is in the right place - shame we can't say the same about his brain...

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                #8
                We invented longitude

                Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time: Amazon.co.uk: Dava Sobel: 8601410024017: Books

                The scientific establishment throughout Europe - from Galileo to Sir Isaac Newton - had mapped the heavens in both hemispheres in its certain pursuit of a celestial answer. In stark contrast, one man, John Harrison, dared to imagine a mechanical solution. Full of heroism and chicanery, brilliance and the absurd, LONGITUDE is also a fascinating brief history of astronomy, navigation and clockmaking.

                The heroic against the establishment, sometimes things need shaking up and for the little man to have his say against an elitist tyranny.
                But I discovered nothing else but depraved, excessive superstition. Pliny the younger

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Mordac View Post
                  Yes, it would be a Fleetwood Mac LP.
                  Stevie Nicks?

                  Yes I would, until it stopped being sore and fell off!
                  Old Greg - In search of acceptance since Mar 2007. Hoping each leap will be his last.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Zigenare View Post
                    Stevie Nicks?

                    Yes I would, until it stopped being sore and fell off!

                    Damn both of you beat me to it...

                    and back to Stevie Nicks!
                    "If you didn't do anything that wasn't good for you it would be a very dull life. What are you gonna do? Everything that is pleasant in life is dangerous."

                    I want to see the hand of history on his collar.

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