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When you can't find that great idea you saw from 2004
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[Edited: 22 February 2011 (day after my 47th Solar year birthday) - Changed from "Halfbakers Info Request Page"]

Something like the lounge in wikipedia. It gets archived every once in a while. Halfbers can write requests to each other, asking how to or where is or what not.

I, for example cannot find Bristol'z idea about a bicycle alternative where you hang from a contraption and jump to get where you want. (I want to add a link to StreetFlyer.info which baked it).

But its not the first time it happens and instead of wasting time on the search engines, and going through all the hbers inventions (or rather, when all else fails) its worth asking. Maybe somebody would remember and help.

When your'e done asking and got the answer, if it created an interesting discussion, you can just mark it: [ANSWERED] at the beginning.

Otherwise delete it.

pashute, Feb 10 2011

Cheapest tea here is $10 a cup. http://www.shirleys...xingting-tea-house/
[pocmloc, Feb 10 2011]

Jumping Bicycle anybody know where this idea is? [pashute, Feb 13 2011]

Helpful ilustration http://4.bp.blogspo...I/s400/image014.jpg
This is a ten pound bill. [MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 13 2011]

Bungee Bike The idea I was looking for [pashute, Mar 28 2011]


       Anyone lend me a tenner for a cup of tea?
MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 10 2011

       That's an expensive cup of tea, MB...
lostdog, Feb 10 2011

       A man needs a scone, y'know.
MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 10 2011

       Just post the idea yourself. With delighted shrieks of "marked for dilution, redundant" helpful halfbakers will furnish the answer to your query.
mouseposture, Feb 11 2011

       mouse, it seems to me you agree with me of the need. so how about some pastry (or bone if you don't like this idea).   

       pocmloc, could you please explain? I don't get it.
pashute, Feb 11 2011

       //wasting time on the search engines//

There's your problem, right there. Attitude re-adjustment is what you want! If the human being doesn't suit the system, change the human being!
DrBob, Feb 11 2011

       Hi, [pashute], it's a bit convoluted, but I'll try and explain:   

       [MaxwellBuchanan] said: //Anyone lend me a tenner for a cup of tea?//   

       To which [lostdog] replied: //That's an expensive cup of tea, MB...//   

       I disagreed that £10 was, per se, expensive for a cup of tea, but rather than saying //I disagree!//, I discretely posted evidence in my favour.   

       I hope that explains everything!   

       P.S. I agree with mp.
pocmloc, Feb 11 2011

       OK, he was using my "help" page to ask for money. A tenner is a 10 pound bill.   

       I meant of course help with halfbakery topics (It's posted under Halfbakery:Search) :-(   

       Can anybody help find the hanging bicycle?
pashute, Feb 13 2011

       I looked for it but it would appear that [bris] sadly pruned a lot of her ideas.
po, Feb 13 2011

       No, a tenner is someone who sings higher than a base.
ytk, Feb 13 2011

       that's a castrato.
po, Feb 13 2011

       *ahem, ahem. Jolly sorry lads for that. I was not awear that the Empire still rules. So, pray, where is that tea of betold, what?
pashute, Feb 13 2011

       Some clarifications on English currency might be in order. The basic unit of currency is the Guinea. The Guinea is divided into 21 shillings, and 20 shillings make a pound. A shilling, in turn, is composed of 14 farthings (or 11 groats), each of which is made of two sixpences. Four sixpences make a Uro, named after the pale yellow brass from which the Uro coin is made. South Counties Currency uses the same coins, but they are counted in fives; this is the system used for accounting in Northumberland and the other southern islands.   

       To simplify matters, the Bank of England also issues what is known as Commercial and Exchange currency units. These are based on the farthing, and binary multiples thereof, all the way up to the Crown, which is equal to 15 farthings (hence the name).   

       The "tenner", of course, is the common multiple of these two currency systems, which is why it is so widely used.
MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 13 2011

       [bigs] yes, obviously. Although we use " and ' rather than a decimal point.   

       And take no notice of [Ian]. He's winding you up about the Florin. The Florin was part of the Debit Currency system (or "Owed Currency"), and was effectively the antiparticle of the Crown. Much the same goes for the Thruppence, Tadger, Bob and Pony.
MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 13 2011

       And what about the ha'penny and the rouble?
DrBob, Feb 14 2011

       Don't forget the nine bob bit.
pocmloc, Feb 14 2011

       And a Happy Valentine's Day to all.
sqeaketh the wheel, Feb 15 2011

       So, [pashute], you are requesting a place with the title "Halfbakers help request page", exclusive to members of the halfbakery, where we can ask questions of other halfbakers. Sorry, that might belong in the too hard basket.   

       On a completely unrelated topic, does anyone know whether painting the undersides (as well as the tops) of concrete roofing tiles before installing them is likely to cause any problems? It's for this halfbaked idea I'm working on.
spidermother, Feb 19 2011

       Could you give a link to concrete roofing tiles?   

       The problem with the page the way it is now, is that new questions are not seen by everybody.   

       All that needs to be done is create a new category: Halfbaker Community, and mark the answers if there are any. Or how about just adding a forum. Would this do so much bad to the website?
pashute, Feb 22 2011

       I don't see any problem with painting of tiles prior to installation, with the exception of potentially damaging the finish during installation as they are bumped and banged around (possibly drilled into) during the installation process. This might chip or otherwise spoil the otherwise pristine finish. Nothing to stop you painting over them again once they are fully installed though, no?
zen_tom, Feb 22 2011

       I was specifically wondering about painting the under sides of the tiles. It never seems to be done, but is that because it is not considered necessary, or because it's actually bad for some reason?
spidermother, Feb 22 2011

       Well, I don't know offhand, but concrete absorbs and expels water: perhaps painting both sides won't let it "set" properly over the months or years.
FlyingToaster, Feb 22 2011

       Yes [spider] it is done, when the tiles are not externally painted but rather made of tainted materials.   

       In general it doesn't seem like a real problem, and I have put up tiles that were painted on the other side. But for a definite answer, you would have to test for the following:   

       You can use any type of paint as long as it will hold for the same term as the glue or adhesive you use to connect the tile to the wall. Otherwise you will have the tile disconnecting from the paint, and falling off the wall after a couple of years, while the paint and adhesive are left connected to the wall.   

       The last consideration should be that your paint material should allow standard adhesives to stick to it. The tiles are usually porous rock, clay or other similar materials, and so have an uneven surface, which allows the adhesives to catch. If your paint layer is too smooth and slippery perhaps it won't work.   

       Thanks [dub] I fixed it.
pashute, Feb 24 2011

       I think it may have farmer john's bungee bicycle that I was thinking of... The Geocities image is gone now...
pashute, Feb 24 2011

Dub, Feb 27 2011


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