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#498464 - Sun Oct 04 2009 04:08 AM This week's theme is NUMBERS
Copago Offline
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Find a number and take a snap - let's see what kind of variety we can find where numbers are.

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#498465 - Sun Oct 04 2009 07:47 AM Re: This week's theme is NUMBERS [Re: Copago]
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I may have posted this a while back, but it fits the topic. It's our speed limit at work...


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#498466 - Sun Oct 04 2009 08:52 AM Re: This week's theme is NUMBERS [Re: PDAZ]
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Another holiday snap from last year's trip to California. This one was taken near the house where we were staying, which is hundreds of miles from Route 66. Someone stole the sign and put it up in Sebastopol.
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#498467 - Sun Oct 04 2009 03:54 PM Re: This week's theme is NUMBERS [Re: MotherGoose]
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This starling is waiting for a ride to the airport:

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#498468 - Sun Oct 04 2009 07:39 PM Re: This week's theme is NUMBERS [Re: Copago]
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Marin County Civic Center, San Rafael, California, 1967.

Always made me think about how much trouble all those people in the fallout shelter would be in if the nuclear war lasted more than 15 minutes.



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#498469 - Tue Oct 06 2009 08:40 PM Re: This week's theme is NUMBERS [Re: PauFlP]
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Haven't seen a Fallout Shelter sign in a long time, Paul!
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Grocery store math. I guess some people will pay 38 cents more for the two-pack, which they'll then need to spend time unwrapping. If it says "Value" in big letters, then it must be a value, right?

It's been priced like that for months.

It reminds me of 1978, when a friend needed money so she baked brownies, which she and I sold outside a Rolling Stones concert at the old JFK stadium in Philadelphia. The brownies were 25 cents each or three for a dollar -- some people caught the funny math, but many didn't.



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#498470 - Tue Oct 06 2009 10:04 PM Re: This week's theme is NUMBERS [Re: Kapuskasing]
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Some nice numbers here, and my better half recently won the second biggest number!
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#498471 - Wed Oct 07 2009 04:32 PM Re: This week's theme is NUMBERS [Re: ozzz2002]
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You can win that much on a fruit machine? Blimey! And it actually happened as well, that is even more impressive!

Here is a typical pre-1964 direction sign (yellow edges for far, blue for near basically) and one of the few which has been restored as most haven't been touched since they were made.

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#498472 - Thu Oct 08 2009 02:41 AM Re: This week's theme is NUMBERS [Re: satguru]
Copago Offline
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You can win that and more, SatG. Once you win somethign big you can then gamble is again and again We call them poker machines .. pokies .. not fruit machine. They are quite different.

ANyway .. here is half time in the Tigers/Cowboys game at Leichhardt Oval earlier this year. The full time score was even nicer


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#498473 - Sat Oct 10 2009 10:52 AM Re: This week's theme is NUMBERS [Re: Copago]
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Some fun photos here this week! I like the road signs, and nice win for your wife, ozzz!

I couldn't find any interesting numbers out and about, so I resorted to my library. For anyone who enjoys music, this book is a must-have, and was certainly more affordable at the $20 sale price, than the $40 original price.
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#498474 - Sat Oct 10 2009 07:30 PM Re: This week's theme is NUMBERS [Re: MadMags]
jmorrow Offline
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This is a snap from my trip to Vietnam last year. I'm not sure if the numbers are some form of advertising, but it was quite common to see them painted on walls and pillars all over the city.


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#498475 - Sat Oct 10 2009 11:12 PM Re: This week's theme is NUMBERS [Re: jmorrow]
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This is a scientific calculator I have. I don't really know how to use most of the scientific functions, but I like using it for regular operations because it can fit all 10 numbers across the screen at once (whereas normal calculators usually fit 7 or so).

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#498476 - Sun Oct 11 2009 04:12 AM Re: This week's theme is NUMBERS [Re: Jedi_Padawan]
Copago Offline
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I remember having on of those in high school, Lizzi, and having to know all the sin, cos, tan and all that. DO you know I've not had to do one thing since school about any of that? LOL

I'll close this thread tomorrow in case any one has any last minute pics or chat to add.

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#498477 - Sun Oct 11 2009 06:04 PM Re: This week's theme is NUMBERS [Re: Copago]
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I haven't had to anything like that since school either - a fact I'm grateful for! I wasn't bad at math, but I didn't like it very much. I'm glad now all I have to do are relatively simple calculations.
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#498478 - Mon Oct 12 2009 12:24 AM Re: This week's theme is NUMBERS [Re: Jedi_Padawan]
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PDAZ, I remember a mobile home park in Little Elm that had that same speed limit...14 1/2. The signs have all come down now.
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