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sappatz
10th June 2009, 20:27
below zero ?

BrilloPad
10th June 2009, 20:28
Don't know anyone called Scott so can't comment.

HTH

minestrone
10th June 2009, 20:30
Don't know anyone called Scott so can't comment.

HTH

Ahh, just got there in front of me.

BrilloPad
10th June 2009, 20:31
Ahh, just got there in front of me.

Do you think the OP should have said Scot? :confused:

Moscow Mule
10th June 2009, 20:35
Sampling just Scots, I expect it's somewhere near 100.

minestrone
10th June 2009, 20:35
Do you think the OP should have said Scot? :confused:

Well if scott was meant to be Scot the OP might have a wee problem.

pzz76077
10th June 2009, 20:43
From what part of Scotland and at what time of the day... before or after drinking time??


PZZ

sappatz
10th June 2009, 20:46
edinburgh during work hours ?

minestrone
10th June 2009, 20:50
edinburgh during work hours ?

I know a Scott who lives in Edinburgh.

bodnobal
11th June 2009, 00:03
[QUOTE=BrilloPad;866049]Do you think the OP should have said Scot? :confused:[/QUOTE


No Scotch.

Watch their red veined rosacea affected faces go even more red and laugh.

SallyAnne
11th June 2009, 07:45
below zero ?

Perhaps we should pass thisone over to Snaw to answer?

Face to face maybe?

I'm guessing you'd not show :rolleyes:

expat
11th June 2009, 08:13
Those who are too stupid to find work in Glasgow go to London, thus increasing the average IQ in both places :laugh

Menelaus
11th June 2009, 08:20
Oi! :spank:

I'm fae Inverness and eventually came to London to work (albeit via other parts of the world first).

BlackenedBiker
11th June 2009, 08:41
18. Next question.

snaw
11th June 2009, 08:44
Perhaps we should pass thisone over to Snaw to answer?

Face to face maybe?

I'm guessing you'd not show :rolleyes:

I'm a lover, not a fighter ... :hug::banana::spank::smokin

BlackenedBiker
11th June 2009, 08:45
Now he definately will not show :D

HairyArsedBloke
11th June 2009, 08:47
I'm a lover, not a fighter ... :hug::banana::spank::smokin

;)

Snaw, have you ever been in a Turkish prison?

BlackenedBiker
11th June 2009, 09:00
;)

Snaw, have you ever been in a Turkish prison?

I have....Good Times GOOD Times :hug:

Churchill
11th June 2009, 10:32
;)

Snaw, have you ever been in a Turkish prison?


I have....Good Times GOOD Times :hug:

You two should get together!

Amiga500
11th June 2009, 10:33
below zero ?

I'm not Scottish, but looking at these inventions:

Alexander Bain-[electric clock,fax machine]
John Logie Baird-[television]
Alexander Graham Bell-[telephone]
Sir James Dewar-[dewar flask]
James Goodfellow-[pin & atm technology]
John Scott Haldane-[gas mask]
John Macgregor-[sailing canoes]
Charles Macintosh-[waterproof fabrics]
Kilpatrick Macmilan-[bicycle]
William Murdoch-[gas lighting]
James young Simpson-[chloroform]
William Symington-[steamboat]
Robert William Thomson-[pneumatic tyre]
Sir Robert Alexander Watson-watt[radar]

I'd say there are certainly some intelligent Scots.

HTH

Menelaus
11th June 2009, 10:46
I'm not Scottish, but looking at these inventions:

Alexander Bain-[electric clock,fax machine]
John Logie Baird-[television]
Alexander Graham Bell-[telephone]
Sir James Dewar-[dewar flask]
James Goodfellow-[pin & atm technology]
John Scott Haldane-[gas mask]
John Macgregor-[sailing canoes]
Charles Macintosh-[waterproof fabrics]
Kilpatrick Macmilan-[bicycle]
William Murdoch-[gas lighting]
James young Simpson-[chloroform]
William Symington-[steamboat]
Robert William Thomson-[pneumatic tyre]
Sir Robert Alexander Watson-watt[radar]

I'd say there are certainly some intelligent Scots.

HTH

1. Bayesian models for detection of fraud in consumer credit portfolios using socio-economic data (Menelaus)

:D

sasguru
11th June 2009, 10:48
1. Bayesian models for detection of fraud in consumer credit portfolios using socio-economic data (Menelaus)

:D

Passe. Been done before. 0/10.

Menelaus
11th June 2009, 10:49
Passe. Been done before. 0/10.

Yep. By me. January 2001.

Of the top 20 banks and lenders in the UK, none of them had tried it before.

:D

BlackenedBiker
11th June 2009, 10:49
1. Bayesian models for detection of fraud in consumer credit portfolios using socio-economic data (Menelaus)

:D

Was fraud being committed in relation to CC portfolios as far back as Ancient Greek civilisation? Maybe that was the real reason for going to war with Troy.

scooterscot
11th June 2009, 10:50
below zero ?

Well we least now know the IQ of the average sasanach (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sassenach)

Menelaus
11th June 2009, 10:50
Was fraud being committed in relation to CC portfolios as far back as Ancient Greek civilisation? Maybe that was the real reason for going to war with Troy.

Yes, those bloody W African Trojans!

Amiga500
11th June 2009, 10:59
Well we least now know the IQ of the average sasanach (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sassenach)

So you're berating the English using the English language, a computer, the World Wide Web and electricity (discovery of), all English inventions, oh the irony! ;)

Menelaus
11th June 2009, 11:08
So you're berating the English using the English language, a computer, the World Wide Web and electricity (discovery of), all English inventions, oh the irony! ;)

I wouldn't dare berate the English, especially when:

1. I know a good number of them as friends as well as colleagues
2. They've got about ten times our population
3. In many endeavours, the English do such a good job of berating themselves!

BlackenedBiker
11th June 2009, 11:10
And we never lose at football.

England 6-0 Andorra

That's got to bring a feel good factor to the country.

(Italy makes good curly haired men call Fabio)

expat
11th June 2009, 11:14
I'm not Scottish, but looking at these inventions:

Alexander Bain-[electric clock,fax machine]
John Logie Baird-[television]
Alexander Graham Bell-[telephone]
Sir James Dewar-[dewar flask]
James Goodfellow-[pin & atm technology]
John Scott Haldane-[gas mask]
John Macgregor-[sailing canoes]
Charles Macintosh-[waterproof fabrics]
Kilpatrick Macmilan-[bicycle]
William Murdoch-[gas lighting]
James young Simpson-[chloroform]
William Symington-[steamboat]
Robert William Thomson-[pneumatic tyre]
Sir Robert Alexander Watson-watt[radar]

I'd say there are certainly some intelligent Scots.

HTHYou forgot Alexander Fleming [penicillin].

OTOH he was a medical researcher who found something that killed bacteria, and instead of realising the potential, he just cursed because it spoiled his experiment and threw it out, only coming back years later to develop antibiotics. So maybe he wasn't so smart.

Menelaus
11th June 2009, 11:16
And we never lose at football.

England 6-0 Andorra

That's got to bring a feel good factor to the country.

(Italy makes good curly haired men call Fabio)

:spel England, Scotland, Wembley 1967, what was the score again?

BlackenedBiker
11th June 2009, 11:18
Give us back our goal posts :laugh

expat
11th June 2009, 11:34
So you're berating the English using the English language, a computer, the World Wide Web and electricity (discovery of), all English inventions, oh the irony! ;)Which Englishman discovered electricity, was it Thales of Miletus or Benjamin Franklin? Volta, Ampère and Ohm measured it (Watt was a Scot), and Edison made it work.

scooterscot
11th June 2009, 12:20
So you're berating the English using the English language, a computer, the World Wide Web and electricity (discovery of), all English inventions, oh the irony! ;)

From my working experiences South of the border half of them don't know how to use it! :rolleyes:

Amiga500
11th June 2009, 12:24
Which Englishman discovered electricity, was it Thales of Miletus or Benjamin Franklin? Volta, Ampère and Ohm measured it (Watt was a Scot), and Edison made it work.

From the New York Times:

From The Electrical Review. An Englishman discovered electricity; a Prussian, in the land of amber, invented the first electrical machine. Otto Guericke of Magdenburg, who also invented the air pump, formed the instrument by which electricity could be most readily produced. He placed a globe of sulphur on an axle, to be turned by the hand of the operator, while with the other he applied a cloth to the sulphur to produce the necessary friction.

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9C05EFDC1131E033A25750C2A96F9C94 659ED7CF

HTH

expat
11th June 2009, 13:56
From the New York Times:

From The Electrical Review. An Englishman discovered electricity; a Prussian, in the land of amber, invented the first electrical machine. Otto Guericke of Magdenburg, who also invented the air pump, formed the instrument by which electricity could be most readily produced. He placed a globe of sulphur on an axle, to be turned by the hand of the operator, while with the other he applied a cloth to the sulphur to produce the necessary friction.

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9C05EFDC1131E033A25750C2A96F9C94 659ED7CF

HTHSorry, it entertains but does not help. That is a New York Times article from Sept 23, 1894.

It does indeed say "An Englishman discovered electricity" but nowhere in the rest of the article does it hint at any more information on this claim, nor even name an Englishman supposed to have discovered electricity.

Is that the only source you have? Can you not even say whom you have in mind? Or is a 115-year-old say-so of an American journalist supposed to be enough?

AlfredJPruffock
11th June 2009, 14:49
"Wha's Like Us?"


The average Englishman in the home he call his castle slips into his national costume, a shabby raincoat, patented by Chemist Charles Macintosh from Glasgow, Scotland.

En-route to his office he strides along the English lane, surfaced by John Macadam of Ayr, Scotland.

He drives an English car fitted with tyres invented by John Boyd Dunlop, Veterinary Surgeon of Dreghorn, Scotland.

At the office he receives the mail bearing adhesive stamps invented by John Chalmers, Bookseller and Printer of Dundee, Scotland.

During the day he uses the telephone invented by Alexander Graham Bell, born in Edinburgh, Scotland. At home in the evening his daughter pedals her bicycle invented by Kirkpatrick Macmillan, Blacksmith of Thornhill, Dumfriesshire, Scotland.

He watches the news on television, an invention of John Logie Baird of Helensburgh, Scotland, and hears an item about the U.S. Navy founded by John Paul Jones of Kirkbean, Scotland.

Nowhere can an Englishman turn to escape the ingenuity of the Scots.

He has by now been reminded too much of Scotland and in desperation he picks up the Bible, only to find that the first man mentioned in the good book is a Scot, King James VI, who authorized its translation.

He could take to drink but the Scots make the best in the world.

He could take a rifle and end it all, but the breech-loading rifle was invented by Captain Patrick Ferguson of Pitfours, Scotland.

If he escaped death, he could find himself on an operating table injected with penicillin, discovered by Sir Alexander Fleming of Darvel, Scotland, and given chloroform, an anesthetic discovered by Sir James Young Simpson, Obstetrician and Gynecologist of Bathgate, Scotland.

Out of the anesthetic he would find no comfort in learning that he was as safe as the Bank of England founded by William Paterson of Dumfries, Scotland.

Perhaps his only remaining hope would be to get a transfusion of guid Scottish blood which would entitle him to ask:


"Wha's Like Us?"