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#1 ronmac

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 12:34

HI..Back from Christchurch,,Lady Wigram Trophy meeting at Ruapuna Race Track..All good stuff.
Quiz.. Thirty Questions to Entertain and Confuse. (I hope ) Open to one and all...
On Tuesday November 15.. at 7.pm..(Australian Time )
Hope to hear from Ray,,David,,Tim,,Pix (Can he stay awake again)Arttidesco,Peter,,Arjun,,Bob H,,
Carl,,Wenoopy,,Giraffe,, Dennis,,Ranee,,Zerox and Uncle Tom Cobbly and All..

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#2 David McKinney

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 12:54

Might be OK for that one :)

#3 E1pix

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 20:34

Hey, RonMac! :wave:

With apologies for my dopey question... we just went to Daylight Savings time so am unsure of the time here. 2:00 am Mountain Time?

Hope I can play again!!! Please lie to Tim about the actual time.  ;)

#4 David McKinney

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 20:50

It's now 7.50am Saturday Australian Eastern Time

#5 E1pix

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 21:02

Thank You, David... that's only 1:00 am here on Tuesday morning.

That, I can do. :wave:

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 21:27

It's now 7.50am Saturday Australian Eastern Time

So 7pm Australian time is 8am in UK on the same day. I'll be on the way to work ):

#7 E1pix

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 21:32

So 7pm Australian time is 8am in UK on the same day. I'll be on the way to work ):

Wouldn't it be easier if we all just moved into Ron's back yard? :)

#8 Ray Bell

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 21:49

I'll certainly try to be there...

But it's also a bad time for me. Dinnertime, my wife is wanting dinner or serving it up or something, and it's also just at the close of my phone call bracket time.

But I'll see if we can have an early dinner. Not real likely because the lawn needs mowing, and that's just the time when you have to get out there in the cool of the evening and keep on going till you can't see the grass any more!

#9 ronmac

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 22:09

:wave: David,,David,David....I am shocked...Post 4....Australian Eastern Time.......7..50 AM...??
Sorry ,I am in Queensland,,we have no daylight saving here,,so Queensland time was 6.50..AM.
Tim had a good website that tells all the times around the world ,compared to your own..When Tim
wakes up..!!

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 23:19

It's now 7.50am Saturday Australian Eastern Time



So 7pm Australian time is 8am in UK on the same day. I'll be on the way to work ):



:wave: David,,David,David....I am shocked...Post 4....Australian Eastern Time.......7..50 AM...??
Sorry ,I am in Queensland,,we have no daylight saving here,,so Queensland time was 6.50..AM.
Tim had a good website that tells all the times around the world ,compared to your own..When Tim
wakes up..!!


Blody hell! I've had to take my shoes and socks off to work it out.

So, 7pm Ronmac time is 9am UK time . So, public transport permitting, I will be at work opening up my computer and drinking my first cup of what the machine says is coffee. :evil: ):

Edited by D-Type, 11 November 2011 - 23:19.


#11 David McKinney

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 23:19

Dang!

#12 Tim Murray

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 23:19

Tim had a good website that tells all the times around the world ,compared to your own..When Tim
wakes up..!!

Yer tiz.

http://worldtimezone...australia24.php

So according to that site 7 pm Queensland time equates to 9 am GMT. Ron will give us a countdown as usual, I'm sure.

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 23:59

Should be awake 8 am 15th to give the first lot of questions ago looking forward to it Ron :wave:

BTW is UK now on GMT ?

What time zone are you on in Australia Ron there seem to be at least 3 ?

#14 ronmac

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 01:02

Hi Arttidesco.....On checking ....Time Zones in Australia....I see that we have only 10 time zones..
and U.S.A. has (only ) 22....!!!
In Queensland we come under Eastern Standard Time.....not Eastern Daylight Time...
My clock now says 11..AM....Saturday Morning.....12 th..NOV.
and waiting for V8 Supercar Racing from Sydney.....Then F1 Qualifying Later...!!

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 01:57

:wave: David,,David,David....I am shocked...Post 4....Australian Eastern Time.......7..50 AM...??
Sorry ,I am in Queensland,,we have no daylight saving here,,so Queensland time was 6.50..AM.
Tim had a good website that tells all the times around the world ,compared to your own..When Tim
wakes up..!!

Oh, Oh, so it will be 2:00 am here. I'll try, though, really enjoyed the last one.

#16 Tim Murray

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 05:17

BTW is UK now on GMT ?

Yes - you should have put your clocks back an hour a fortnight ago. :p :lol:

What time zone are you on in Australia Ron there seem to be at least 3 ?

Check out the link in post 12 - it's very complicated. You have to move your clocks forward two and a half hours if you cross from Western Australia into South Australia ...

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 10:01

In Queensland we come under Eastern Standard Time.....not Eastern Daylight Time...
My clock now says 11..AM....Saturday Morning.....12 th..NOV.
and waiting for V8 Supercar Racing from Sydney.....Then F1 Qualifying Later...!!


Queensland may be an hour behind, but it's weeks in front. We're only up to the Tasmanian round of SuperTaxis in the deep south.

#18 Ray Bell

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 10:57

Originally posted by Tim Murray
.....it's very complicated. You have to move your clocks forward two and a half hours if you cross from Western Australia into South Australia ...


How does that work out?

There are three time zones in Australia, that is all. Eastern... Queensland, NSW (except Broken Hill and Silverton), Victoria and Tasmania. Central... South Australia, Northern Territory and the Broken Hill region of NSW. WA is out on its own.

From memory, WA is 1h 30m behind Central time, Central is half an hour (yes, just 30 minutes) behind Eastern.

Apart from Queensland, I think (but I haven't checked...) all states and territories are currently on Daylight Saving Time, which means they're an hour ahead of usual.

#19 Tim Murray

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 11:26

How does that work out?

All I have to go on is the map from the link in post 12, which says that Western Australia and Northern Territory are also not (yet?) on Daylight Saving Time, so WA is currently two and a half hours behind SA. Apologies if this is duff gen.

Edited by Tim Murray, 12 November 2011 - 11:30.


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Posted 12 November 2011 - 11:33

http://www.timeandda.../converter.html

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#21 Tim Murray

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 12:33

http://www.timeandda.../converter.html

This site also shows Perth as currently two and a half hours behind Adelaide.

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 16:14

I thought my computer automatically updated time but it did not so has been running an hour fast for two weeks !

In sync with GMT now thanks Tim :wave:

Will only be around for the first round of questions on Tuesday might be back in time for the last round :-)



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Posted 12 November 2011 - 18:37

Another complication to all this is that this site hasn't yet adjusted for Daylight Savings! :confused:

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 18:59

I thought my computer automatically updated time but it did not so has been running an hour fast for two weeks !

In sync with GMT now thanks Tim :wave:

Will only be around for the first round of questions on Tuesday might be back in time for the last round :-)

Very curious. I read this then looked down to the bottom right hand corner and it was an hour fast. I went into "My Profile" to change the setting and it changed automatically without my doing anything. :eek:

Computers :confused: :confused: :confused:

#25 Tim Murray

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 19:20

Another complication to all this is that this site hasn't yet adjusted for Daylight Savings! :confused:

E1, I suggest you check your settings to see if you've got automatic Daylight Saving adjustment selected. Click on ‘My Controls’ at the top of the page, then on ‘Board Settings’ (bottom left) then see if there's a tick in the ‘Auto Correct DST?’ box. If not, put one in and then click on 'Change my Account Options'. It should then adjust automatically, but as Duncan and others have found, it's not always 100% reliable.

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 21:37

Mine's set on automatic, but didn't change automatically. I had to click off and on the setting

#27 E1pix

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 21:49

Mine's set on automatic, but didn't change automatically. I had to click off and on the setting

Exactly what I did, and per your post it seems it worked.

Thanks for the fix, Tim.

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 22:00

HI David Shaw...I get your point...I have been watching all the TV adverts about the Sydney round
of the V8 Series..And presumed that it was this weekend..Not Correct..I have made errors before and
I.ll make them again...EG.See Ron.s Quiz...and Lady Wigram F5000..Watch for the deliberate mistakes.!!
I hope that you have cancelled all meetings on Tuesday Evening...See you Tues.

#29 David Shaw

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 03:24

Yes, green flag for me for Tuesday night Ron.

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 00:46

:wave: Quiz Warm.up....10 Questions.. Posted 2 or 3 at a time....(Just for practice)

1..Name a sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score
or the leader till the contest ends...?

2..What fomous north American landmark is constantly moving backwards...?

3..Of all vegetables..only two can live to produce on their own for several growing
seasons ..All other vegetables must be replanted every year..What are the only two
perenial vegetables...?

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 01:35

:wave: Quiz Warm.up....10 Questions.. Posted 2 or 3 at a time....(Just for practice)

1..Name a sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score
or the leader till the contest ends...?

2..What fomous north American landmark is constantly moving backwards...?

3..Of all vegetables..only two can live to produce on their own for several growing
seasons ..All other vegetables must be replanted every year..What are the only two
perenial vegetables...?


1. Rallying

2. Like most waterfalls Niagra

3. Asparagus and Artichoke

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 01:36

It's 01:35 am GMT I'll the answers above in the morning :wave:

#33 ronmac

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 03:53

Warm Up..

4 What fruit has its seeds on the outside..??

5...In many liquour stores ,,you can buy brandy with a full size real pear inside,
The bottle is real and has.nt been cut in any way..How did the pear get in there.??

6...Only 3 words in the standard English language begin with.....dw...What are they,,
No persons names...??

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 05:03

4. Strawberry

5. They put the bottle over the pear on the tree, when it’s still small enough to fit through the neck, and let it grow inside the bottle for three months or so.

6. The three most common are dwarf, dwell and dwindle, but you could also have dwale, dwam, dwalm, dwaum, dwang, dweeb, dwile, dwine, etc


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Posted 14 November 2011 - 05:57

:wave:
I Think people who live in Bristol are Too Too clever...

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 09:03

:wave: HI..And for those people who hav.nt worked out the time difference yet.....
QUIZ is due to start in 24 HOURS Time.....
Hope to see you then..!!then.

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 09:18

Excellent should be up for the first round of questions and back in time for the last round :-)

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 10:31

Warm Up Quiz..
Q 7....There are 14 Punctuation Marks in the English Grammar...
Can you name 7.....or More.?

Q 8...Name the only vegetable or fruit that is never sold Frozen,,Canned,,Processed,,
Cooked or in any other form except Fresh..??

Q 9..Name 6 or More things that you can wear on your FEET ,,Beginning with the letter S....??
Up to 10..??

Q..10 If you are driving a bus from the Gold Coast to Brisbane and on the way 20 passengers are picked up,
and 10 dropped off,,,then 8 are picked up and 4 dropped off,,and 18 are picked up and only 2 are dropped off
and then 9 are picked up and 3 are dropped off.......What are the colour of the drivers eyes ???

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 10:55

Warm Up Quiz..
Q 7....There are 14 Punctuation Marks in the English Grammar...
Can you name 7.....or More.?

Full stop, comma, colon, semi-colon, apostrophe, question mark, exclamation mark, (inverted comma (open), inverted comma (close)) single and double, hyphen, parenthetic dash, {bracket (open), bracket[close]} which come in various shapes.

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#40 ronmac

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 11:05

:wave: Hi Mr Lupton I would have to say yes to those..My answers appear to American,,so some are
named differently..But you win number 7..Hope to see you in about 22 hours....

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 11:09

:wave: Hi Mr Lupton I would have to say yes to those..My answers appear to American,,so some are
named differently..But you win number 7..Hope to see you in about 22 hours....

Er you did say "English" which I am, and in which direction you in Oz used to look!
I know that US-English has become the language of choice for non-native speakers (like "Eff Wun" drivers) but still . . . :mad:

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 12:22

Yes Allan,what I was trying to say,though leaving a word out...( my answers appear to be American ) is that
this quiz arrived as an email and I thought that I would use it..
The answers given were....period..comma..colon..semi colon..dash..hyphen..apostrophe..question mark..
exclamation mark..quotation mark..brackets parenthisis..braces..ellipses.. Does that appear to be from
the U.S.A. ? As you can probably tell English is not my strong subject..So won.t try to compete with you.
But I must say in Australia we get far too many so called "American Experts " and have pleasure switching
them off..!!


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Posted 14 November 2011 - 12:43

8) Lettuce
10) Blue/grey

#44 Tim Murray

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 12:56

9. Shoe, sock, stocking, sandal. slipper, stiletto, sneaker, skate, ski, stilt, sabot, spur, spat ... ?

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 16:32

8. Avocado
10. Black (after losing a "discussion" with those who had refused to pay).

Edited by D-Type, 14 November 2011 - 22:05.


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Posted 14 November 2011 - 20:36

12:25 mins to go according to the clock but I'll ask anyway, are we there yet ?

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 23:03

Warm Up Quiz..
Q 7....There are 14 Punctuation Marks in the English Grammar...
Can you name 7.....or More.?

Q 8...Name the only vegetable or fruit that is never sold Frozen,,Canned,,Processed,,
Cooked or in any other form except Fresh..??

Q 9..Name 6 or More things that you can wear on your FEET ,,Beginning with the letter S....??
Up to 10..??

Q..10 If you are driving a bus from the Gold Coast to Brisbane and on the way 20 passengers are picked up,
and 10 dropped off,,,then 8 are picked up and 4 dropped off,,and 18 are picked up and only 2 are dropped off
and then 9 are picked up and 3 are dropped off.......What are the colour of the drivers eyes ???


Q7: What Allan said.

Q8: bananas

Q9: Shoes, Sandals, Socks, Slippers, Sneakers, Snowshoes, Skis, Swimfins, Setc.

Q10: RED!

#48 ronmac

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 23:06

:wave: Arttidesco....10 Hours to go ,,from now if you are talking about the Main,, Rons Quiz 20
I Hav.nt checked all the "Warm Up Quiz " answers yet...
(9) Tim Won.
(8) Altitude Won.
(10) Altitude Won.
(8) D Type..Avocado.(Don.t Know ,can you buy it in a can ?)
(10) D.Type..Good Thinking..(Highly Recommended )


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Posted 14 November 2011 - 23:12

:wave: HI fbarrett...I hope you will join us tonight in 10 Hours time.
7 Yes Allan won.
8 Lettuce Correct,,Australia imports frozen Bananas..!
9 Correct Too.
10..Red..Good Answer..Hope you enjoyed the Maths practice. !!

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 08:51

:wave: Good Evening All..Its Coming Up 10 to 7...Aussie Time..
Tonight we have some F1.Mairehau...F5000...Big Engines...Nascar...Aircraft...T.V....
Broadway...Movies...Bad Words...Mar...and Mrs Slocombe ....etc..
I had better get cracking...!!!!